Talk:Braddock, Pennsylvania

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Idleness[edit]

A statement in the article suggests that crack cocaine brought Braddock down. Actually, idleness led to the "crack epidemic." The closing of the steel mills in the "Mon valley" is the fundamental cause of the idleness which looms over Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. People do not work any more as they had in the past. They fill their jaws with cocaine. Braddock has a natural setting alongside a fine river. Steel could still be produced in the region; however, powerful labor unions must be satisfied before they will permit workers to enter plants. In the "global economy", labor unions have made American laborers not competitive with workers in other places (such as Europe). Please do not blame "the crack cocaine epidemic" for everything bad that has occurred. Labor unions brought about the idleness by destroying the steel industry in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. EmperorVelocicaptor 11:05, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

With absurd opinions like that one (blaming the workers for the flight of jobs & whole industries overseas to the lowest-wage 3rd world countries! yeah, right!) no wonder you can't spell Velociraptor. Actio (talk) 06:07, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

I am proposing to move this page back to Braddock, Pennsylvania. It's at the current title because someone a couple years back decided to give equal standing to "Braddock, Washington County, Pennsylvania". A search of the Washington County website (www.co.washington.pa.us), however, shows that this latter Braddock does not exist as a legally recognized entity. Furthermore, whatever Braddock might be in Washington County does not even have an article. Therefore, the title "Braddock, Pennsylvania" should go to the legally established, 140-year old borough in Allegheny County. --M@rēino 16:44, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Support I suspect there is a confusion, and that both Braddocks are the same place, and the name has been used for the spot since the whole area was part of Westmorland County. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 19:45, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Support, although there is in fact a separate place name in Washington County U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Braddock, PA. But even were an article to exist for it, the incorporated municipality and post office in Allegheny County would take precedence. If and when the Washington County article is created, disambiguation can be handled through a hatnote. olderwiser 20:56, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

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