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Originally posted by warrenb
reply to post by whaaa
IMHO, blood and death will have the exact opposite effect
strange times indeed
Originally posted by shadwgirl
I live in Pittsburgh and plan to take my vacation that week. Most of the city will do the same. Business in the downtown area are closing down and boarding windows. Homeland Security is sending missives to businesses on how to board windows and protect their businesses from vandels. For one week no one in our fair city will be able to go to work, school, and quite possibly use public transportation. I love my city and am dumbfounded that it was picked to host the G20. My own personal opinion is that Obama is punishing us because our government officials openly supported Hilary in the primaries. However, as a Pittsburgh citizen I do have faith that our police will handle the event in an appropriate manner. It's the protesters that scare me. And from what I gather from talking to friends, coworkers, and strangers on the street they feel about the same.
I don't know why in the world they would hold the summit there.
Where the convention is being held is a sniper's dream.
The Associated Press
UNIONTOWN, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania history buff who recreates firearms from old wars accidentally fired a 2-pound cannonball through the wall of his neighbor's home. William Maser, 54, fired a cannonball Wednesday evening outside his home in Georges Township that ricocheted and hit a house 400 yards away. The cannonball, about two inches in diameter, smashed through a window and a wall before landing in a closet. Authorities said nobody was hurt.
State police charged Maser with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
No one answered the phone Friday at Maser's home. He told WPXI-TV recreating 19th century cannons is a longtime hobby. He said he is sorry and he will stop shooting them on his property, about 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.