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Senator Obama’s supporters have been saying some pretty nasty things about Western Pennsylvania lately. And do you know, I couldn’t agree with him more. John McCain
It just goes to show. You leave Scranton – exciting things can happen. The Office US s5e12: The Duel, Michael, NBS 2008
In 1922 Albert Barnes created the Barnes Foundation in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, five miles from the centre of Philadelphia. The Foundation houses the most important and valuable collection of Post-Impressionist and Early Modern art in the world. Storyville: The Billion Dollar Heist ***** BBC 2011
During these negotiations Governor [Ed] Rendell promised a boost in state money to the under-funded Lincoln University. ibid.
No member of the Lincoln or Barnes Foundation boards involved in these negotiations would speak on the record. ibid.
The money to relocate the Barnes Foundation was placed in Pennsylvania’s budget before the Barnes’ Trustees announced their intention to move. The availability of state funds was never disclosed to the judge deciding the fate of the Barnes' move. ibid.
The Immaculate Appropriation. ibid.
The Friends of the Barnes and Montgomery County did not appeal the judge’s decision. ibid.
Dr Albert C Barnes’ collection is scheduled to be removed from his Foundation and installed in the new facility by 2012. ibid.
The Barnes Foundation would attack ... the enemies of intelligence and imagination in art, whether or not those enemies were protected by financial power or social prestige. Dr Albert C Barnes
Philadelphia is a depressing intellectual slum. Dr Albert C Barnes
The main function of the museum has been to serve as a pedestal upon which a clique of socialists pose as patrons of the arts. Dr Albert C Barnes
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is a house of artistic and intellectual prostitution. Dr Albert C Barnes
They’ve got more Cézannes than the entire city of Paris, 181 Renoirs, wall to wall, 59 paintings by Matisse ... Picasso 46, 7 by Van Gogh, 6 by Seurat. Nick Tinari, attorney and former Barnes Foundation student
The Barnes Collection is the only sane place to see art in America. Henri Matisse
He tried to create a collection that was proof against commercial exploitation. Professor Robert Zaller
It would take several more years before FSU became official in Philadelphia. Gangland s3e8: Rage Against Society, History 2008
Pennsylvania: from its steel mills to its sports teams this is a working-class area where the people have been moulded by the harsh city streets and a puritan work ethic ... The City of Brotherly Love can be anything but. The criminal underbelly of Philly has always been evident. Gangland s4e2: Devil’s Fire, History 2009
The Pagan’s [sic] are a 1% club. ibid.
The Hell’s Angels are the Pagan’s mortal enemy and the largest motorcycle gang in the world. ibid.
The Hellraiser’s Ball was open to the public. ibid.
The Pagan’s pride themselves in being the most violent motorcycle gang in the United States. ibid.
The Purple is Meth at its purest. ibid.
The Mother Club is what the gang calls its Board of Directors. The Mother Club sets national policy and club conduct. The Chapters falls under its rule. ibid.
The quickest way to get a beating is to show disrespect for Pagan colours. ibid.
73 Pagan’s went to prison. No-one talked. ibid.
The Pagan’s have remained unchanged for most of their existence. Violence continues to be their trademark. Unlike the Angels, the Pagans never went for size. ibid.
At the Three-Mile Island Power Station in Pennsylvania a series of human and mechanical errors caused the nuclear reactor to overheat. As the temperature increased so too did the risk that the radioactive fuel would escape its casing. For forty-eight hours the station stood on the brink of total meltdown. Eventually the reactor cooled. And the fuel was contained. Deep inside lay ten million litres of contaminated water. And a further one hundred tons of uranium. It would take over a decade to dispose of it. Horizon: The President’s Guide to Science, BBC 2008
Amish families began settling in Pennsylvania in the early eighteenth century. They speak a German-based dialect known as Pennsylvania Dutch and refer to non-Amish as ‘English’. The Amish, caption, PBS 2006
In Philadelphia where my journey begins, American revolutionaries declared independence … I continue through the American Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg before turning south to Baltimore in Maryland. Michael Portillo, Great American Journeys VIII: Philadelphia to Atlantic City, BBC 2016
Philadelphia is also known as the city of neighbourhoods. ibid.
I’m passing through ‘one of the richest agricultural districts in America’ … Gettysburg: it was a field of battle not of crops. Michael Portillo, Great American Railroad Journeys IX: Lancaster to Gettysburg
Deep in the Pennsylvania woods lies a dark secret from America’s industrial past: is this where dozens of missing labourers were secretly buried? And were their deaths accidental or foul play? Secrets of the Underground s1e4
Thousands of wells drilled, thousands of reported violations: The New York Times investigated and found that waste water from drilling was being inadequately treated and dumped back into water supplies all over Pennsylvania. Josh Fox, Gasland II ***** 2013
And here the gas industry was employing former psy-ops experts to actually write local laws and develop techniques. ibid.
The Pennsylvania department of Homeland Security lists anti-fracking protest groups as possible terrorists. ibid.
In 1754 the man who would one day become the father of his country is an American colonist wearing British red. He’s in command for the first time on a mission to serve his king, George II. Washington’s here to help the British empire defend it’s claim on a strategic piece of the frontier: The Forks where three rivers meet will one day be called Pittsburgh. But now the Ohio country is land claimed by both Britain and France and the native nations who live there. Washington s1e1: Loyal Subject, History 2021
Pittsburgh: The worst place I have ever been in my life. Andy Warhol, cited Andy Warhol’s America I: Living the Dream, BBC 2022
Philadelphia: the city of brotherly love ... more than 430,000 Philly residents live in poverty. Drugs Inc s4e7: Philly Dope, National Geographic 2014
An explosion in the number of opiate junkies now searching for a cheaper fix. Dealers have turned Kensington into a giant drug drive through. ibid.
Philadelphia has one of the highest rates of PCP abuse in the US. ibid.
In 2014 the Pittsburgh Impact Team made over 1,500 arrests. Their aim: to work their way up the supply chain one bust at a time. Drugs Inc s7e8: Pittsburgh Smack, 2015
Heroin casualties are piling up. ibid.
What’s your status in the basement? A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Shooting, walkie-talkie, HBO 2022
We call it the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting. ibid. lady