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Posted by JVS in General Discussion
Tue Aug 09th 2011, 04:01 PM
Tonight around 10 locations in Manchester got hit.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/in...

Let's see what was attacked.

Foot Asylum got looted http://www.footasylum.com /
Bargain Booze in the suburb of Salford got looted.
Money Shop looted, this is a payday loan/ check cashing chain.
Swarovski was looted
Miss Selfridge was looted http://www.missselfridge.com Looks kind of like a Bloomingdales level department store.
Bang and Ulufson, a high end stereo and TV chain, was looted.
And a Tesco and Tesco Express, UK's Walmart (although technically Walmart owns ASDA, but Tesco is omnipresent in the way that Walmart is in the US), got looted.

There were also some clashes with police.
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Sun Feb 07th 2010, 08:13 PM
That price sounds a bit high by modern standards, I can only imagine how people back then reacted to the price.
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Posted by JVS in The DU Lounge
Tue May 19th 2009, 07:08 AM
I am using a new computer at my office. It's a mac with MS word. For some reason the cursor disappears when I start typing and to get it back, I have to click on page or press an arrow. It won't stay put and blink while I go check on my notes. Is there any way to change the settings to bring it back. I know it sounds minor, but this is annoying as hell. Especially when outlining stuff.
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Posted by JVS in The DU Lounge
Sat Nov 08th 2008, 09:29 PM
making a Jabba the Hutt costume so that it would be part of the theme rather than just laziness on my part?
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Posted by JVS in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Wed May 28th 2008, 02:47 PM
"Obama is going to be the Democratic nominee, and if you're not down with that, then we got two words for ya."


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Posted by JVS in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Tue Mar 11th 2008, 06:00 PM

He happens to be very lucky to be who he is.
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Posted by JVS in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Fri Feb 08th 2008, 02:56 PM
There is a lot of talk about PA and whether it will go Democratic in the GE or not. This is of course an area of interest to me, as a native Pennsylvanian.

The claim keeps being made that it is Western PA that decides if PA goes Democratic or Republican. I want to demonstrate that this is false. In actuality, Western PA (or more accuately the Ohio, Mon, and Allegheny river valley areas and surrounding towns) are the firmest base of Democratic support outside of the City of Philadelphia (the city proper, not the suburbs) The swing area of PA is not Western PA, it is the counties that form the Philadelphia suburban area. I brought these maps from Dave Leip's election atlas to demonstrate. http://uselectionatlas.org /

Here is PA in 1980 The state went to Reagan.

Notice that the Philadelphia proper has gone with the Democrats, but that the rest of the surrounding area has gone Republican.
In the West we have several counties (the counties through which those industrialized river valleys pass) going for the Democrats.

1984

plays out in much the same way with the stategoing to Reagan and once again the western part (Pittsburgh area) actually intensifying its opposition to Reagan. On a personal note, I'd like to add that this was the first election that I noticed as a small child and growing up in a neighborhood where Reaganomics were causing much distress (wives of men who had been Crane Operators making more than my engineer father were now becoming cleaning ladies) My friends and I were surprised with the results. Anyone who calls W PAers Reagan democrats is full of shit. We were getting fucked in the ass and we knew it.

Let's move to 1988

GHW Bush takes the state. Once again notice the couties around Philadelphia are for the GOP. SW PA, State College, Allentown, and Erie are Democratic.

1992 Clinton takes PA

Now look at the Philadelphia suburban corridor up to Allentown. It has voted with the city. The West is pretty similar to how it had been in the elections which Reagan won. Also the middle of the state has been weakened by Perot's influence.

1996 D win

2000 D Win

2004 D Win


When did Western PA ever not go for the Democrat? 1972, but even then you notice that nixon's support is paler in the West than in the East.


The West still forms a core of Democratic support. The region is getting less democratic however. I believe a lot of this is due to the fact that a lot of jobs have left and a lot of people have left with them The support of workers is not as meaningful in a deindustrialized western PA. It is not the Western part of the state that tilts PA republican. It is the sprawling suburbs of Philadelphia that have that power.
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