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City Hikes Boy Scouts' Rent by $199,999 over Gay Ban (Philadelphia)
Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10/18/2007 | Joseph A. Slobodzian

Posted on 10/18/2007 9:41:25 AM PDT by Pyro7480

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Philadelphia is San Francisco on the East Coast.
1 posted on 10/18/2007 9:41:33 AM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: wagglebee; Coleus; cpforlife.org

Culture ping!


2 posted on 10/18/2007 9:42:31 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus" -St. Ralph Sherwin's last words at Tyburn)
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To: Pyro7480

The assault on decent people continues. What sick bastards the leftist are.


3 posted on 10/18/2007 9:44:19 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Pyro7480

I only give money to the Boy Scouts. I guess liberals think the tolerant union run public school system will help the poor city kids enough.


4 posted on 10/18/2007 9:45:08 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Are libs really as dumb as they act??(maybe they just assume we are that dumb))
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To: Pyro7480
The current rent in One Dollar per year!

I am not sure the Scouts need to be 200k a year but One Dollar is ridiculous. The Scouts do not need to be receiving Welfare from the city. Raise the rent.

5 posted on 10/18/2007 9:46:40 AM PDT by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: Always Right

Unclean spirits abound and delight in the persecution and torment of honest souls.


6 posted on 10/18/2007 9:46:44 AM PDT by x_plus_one (A nation ashamed of its past will fear its future.)
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To: Pyro7480
The current rent in One Dollar per year!

I am not sure the Scouts need to be 200k a year but One Dollar is ridiculous. The Scouts do not need to be receiving Welfare from the city. Raise the rent.

7 posted on 10/18/2007 9:46:55 AM PDT by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: Pyro7480
The Boy Scouts of America's refusal to bend
8 posted on 10/18/2007 9:47:19 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Pyro7480

We need to go in and you know slap Philadelphia.


9 posted on 10/18/2007 9:47:45 AM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: Pyro7480
I may not agree, but as a private organization, the Boy Scouts should be able to admit whomever they wish.

OTOH, as a private organization, what makes them entitled to free government office space?

10 posted on 10/18/2007 9:47:57 AM PDT by Freedom_no_exceptions (No actual, intended, or imminent victim = no crime. No exceptions.)
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To: sickoflibs

One more reason to not like Philly. They have choke football team, led by a choke QB, and they don’t like the Boy Scouts. Hey Philly, choke on it.


11 posted on 10/18/2007 9:48:34 AM PDT by Jigajog
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To: Always Right

They do it to wear us down; so we will be like little piles of dough they can turn into slaves.


12 posted on 10/18/2007 9:48:38 AM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: Freedom_no_exceptions
OTOH, as a private organization, what makes them entitled to free government office space?

Exactly. Why are the Boy Scouts on Welfare?

13 posted on 10/18/2007 9:49:35 AM PDT by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: Pyro7480

The Boy Scouts of America's Cradle of Liberty
Council has leased its site at 22d & Winter Streets
for $1 a year since 1928.

14 posted on 10/18/2007 9:49:52 AM PDT by restornu (No one is perfect but you can always strive to do the right thing! PRESS FOWARD MITT!)
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To: trumandogz

That isn’t the point. The $1 a year rent was meant to honor this organization and what it stands for. That is, when things were decent and moral.


15 posted on 10/18/2007 9:50:33 AM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: Pyro7480
How do they handle other nonprofit groups? Are they being discriminatory toward Scouts? Philly citizens need to get hot over this.

a barrage of opinion pieces, emails, and other means of letting the left know what we think are in order.

16 posted on 10/18/2007 9:50:39 AM PDT by elpadre
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To: Pyro7480
The Boy Scouts of America's refusal to bend its rules to permit gay scouts...

Someone, please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it the Boy Scouts policy to not allow "gay" scout leaders vs. gay scout members?

17 posted on 10/18/2007 9:50:53 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: Pyro7480

Tell Robert Nix what you think.

http://www.hallwatch.org/profiles/brt/rcnixiii/faxbank/writeletter


18 posted on 10/18/2007 9:52:22 AM PDT by HockeyPop
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To: Pyro7480

My guess is that now the “city of brotherly love” means “If I can’t molest your sons, then you need to get out!”


19 posted on 10/18/2007 9:52:26 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Mean Maryjean
The government would like the boy scouts to end up like the Catholic church.
20 posted on 10/18/2007 9:52:44 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Pyro7480

The Boy Scouts did what they could to keep Philly liveable. They should relocate to a friendlier community and let Philly continue to rot.


21 posted on 10/18/2007 9:52:56 AM PDT by Kuksool
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To: trumandogz

Plenty of other cities and towns in the area will be grateful for the jobs, and will pony up FREE office space.

Give it time...


22 posted on 10/18/2007 9:52:57 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can lead a Liberal to LOGIC, but you can't make it THINK)
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To: trumandogz

You sound like an idiot. You figure the Boy Scouts of America is a profit-making organization?


23 posted on 10/18/2007 9:53:12 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: trumandogz

The current rent in One Dollar per year!
I am not sure the Scouts need to be 200k a year but One Dollar is ridiculous. The Scouts do not need to be receiving Welfare from the city. Raise the rent.

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Did you miss the fact, that although the city owns the land, the scouts built the building in 1928, in return for the $1 year rent?


24 posted on 10/18/2007 9:53:31 AM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: trumandogz

The current rent in One Dollar per year!
I am not sure the Scouts need to be 200k a year but One Dollar is ridiculous. The Scouts do not need to be receiving Welfare from the city. Raise the rent.

__________________________________________________________

Did you miss the fact, that although the city owns the land, the scouts built the building in 1928, in return for the $1 year rent?


25 posted on 10/18/2007 9:53:36 AM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: Pyro7480

They should do what Walmart does, and move just outside the city limits.


26 posted on 10/18/2007 9:53:42 AM PDT by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: freekitty
That isn’t the point.

Actually that is the point. Why should the tax payer subsidize a private organization?

There are other organizations in the country that to some people may seem to be decent and moral but we do not give them free rent.

27 posted on 10/18/2007 9:53:55 AM PDT by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: Pyro7480

the cork soakers have spoken.


28 posted on 10/18/2007 9:54:01 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: Pyro7480

This is outrageous! Disgusting! Reprehensible!


30 posted on 10/18/2007 9:54:41 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Freedom_no_exceptions

I may not agree, but as a private organization, the Boy Scouts should be able to admit whomever they wish.
OTOH, as a private organization, what makes them entitled to free government office space?

_________________________________________________________

Did you miss the fact, that although the city owns the land, the scouts built the building in 1928, in return for the $1 year rent?


31 posted on 10/18/2007 9:54:51 AM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: Pyro7480

They can’t do that. That would be considered an unfair rent increase, exceeding the limits set by the rent control board. Even if they raised the rent to $2 dollars, it would exceed the Max allowed rent increase.
Sorry Philadelphia, but you have to follow your own rules too, no matter how badly the fags running the city want to try extortion on the boy scouts.

The scouts should take the city to court anyways for attempting this illegal extortion.


32 posted on 10/18/2007 9:55:08 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Nathan Zachary
They can’t do that. That would be considered an unfair rent increase, exeeding the limits set by the rent control board. Even if they raised the rent to $2 dollars, it would exeed the Max allowed rent increase.

Now, THAT's a good argument!

33 posted on 10/18/2007 9:55:45 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus" -St. Ralph Sherwin's last words at Tyburn)
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To: TommyDale

Better yet, some church should offer their facilities for $1 per year.


34 posted on 10/18/2007 9:55:55 AM PDT by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: Freedom_no_exceptions
OTOH, as a private organization, what makes them entitled to free government office space?

Echo's from a generation laps and Ron Paul supporter...

35 posted on 10/18/2007 9:55:56 AM PDT by restornu (No one is perfect but you can always strive to do the right thing! PRESS FOWARD MITT!)
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To: Pyro7480

I will not spend a dime in Philly or San Fran. Law abiding citizens need to get the hell out of hellholes and leave it to the pervert infested filth that call these places home. Once they start turning on each other they will be begging for moral and honest families to come back, too late.


36 posted on 10/18/2007 9:55:56 AM PDT by sasafras (All things evil are cloaked in the word diversity)
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To: Pyro7480
You've got that right, except I'm afreaid other cities such as Boston share this dishonor.

Philadelphia also needs to pay their fair share to remain in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Since they suck up far more in tax dollars than they contribute, they need to find another state to accept them. Hint: New Jersey is next door. Take our governor with you on your way out.

37 posted on 10/18/2007 9:56:06 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Freedom_no_exceptions

“what makes them entitled to free government office space?”

Actually, the lease would be for the land. The scouts built the building and presumably still own it.


38 posted on 10/18/2007 9:56:10 AM PDT by scotiamor
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To: trumandogz

You’re right - no private organization should be given government property rent-free, no matter what their views are. (Of course, now I’m wondering how many Democrat-leaning organizations are enjoying city property rent-free.)


39 posted on 10/18/2007 9:56:28 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: Pyro7480

Where’s the ACLU?...shouldn’t they be defending the boys scouts against government intervention in its private matters?....(queue the crickets).


40 posted on 10/18/2007 9:56:32 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Kuksool
The Boy Scouts did what they could to keep Philly liveable. They should relocate to a friendlier community and let Philly continue to rot.

I agree with you completely. The Boy Scouts should join the rest of the decent, hard-working traditional American families who have escaped, and flee that swirling turd of a city as quickly as possible.

41 posted on 10/18/2007 9:56:43 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: freekitty

Well said.

Seems as though the world is turning upside down where decadence and perversity are not only not frowned upon, they are rewarded.


42 posted on 10/18/2007 9:56:51 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: TommyDale

And take their building WITH them.


43 posted on 10/18/2007 9:57:34 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: chaosagent

No, i did not miss the point.

But why should the scouts get free land from the city?


44 posted on 10/18/2007 9:57:44 AM PDT by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: freekitty

It is sad that you had to explain that.


45 posted on 10/18/2007 9:57:49 AM PDT by Nephi ( $100m ante is a symptom of the old media... the Ron Paul Revolution is the new media's choice.)
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To: trumandogz

I guess a legal document means nothing to you, huh? That was the agreement and the city should be held to it. I guess you also believe that the constitution is a living document?


46 posted on 10/18/2007 9:57:56 AM PDT by sasafras (All things evil are cloaked in the word diversity)
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To: Lancey Howard

BUMP


47 posted on 10/18/2007 9:58:08 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Pyro7480
I can't believe there is not one conservative building owner that could let the Scouts use their building free of charge!

I don't see why they have to pay any rent. The Grange used to let the Scout troops use their building free where I lived.

48 posted on 10/18/2007 9:58:13 AM PDT by LADY J (")
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To: trumandogz

Are you so proud of your post that you found it necessary to post the mindless crap a second time?


49 posted on 10/18/2007 9:58:43 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: Pyro7480
The land belongs to the City of Philadelphia but has been leased since 1928 for that token sum to the scouts, who built the landmark Beaux Arts building.

If I were the Scouts I'd demand my building back.

50 posted on 10/18/2007 9:58:59 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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