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spendurown$ July 09, 2014 at 09:00 AM
Thanks for the alert Tom. My family in California are just now finding out the horrors of theseRead Moreme ters. One might as well open your door to government officials and let them rifle through your bank records. These meters are the most intrusive things you'll ever let into your life. They aren't to "save" YOU anything, the only benefit is to the tax man.
Kara Seymour July 04, 2014 at 07:52 AM
do you have a picture and what neighborhood are you in?
Lee Quindlen July 04, 2014 at 01:34 PM
Sweet Pea came home last night. Thank You
Anthony July 16, 2014 at 02:33 PM
Try Prince Taylor at 83 Limekiln Pike, Glenside. 215-885-2065. A little pricey but they do niceRead Morewor k and they have been there for years.
Jonathan Kratz June 18, 2014 at 09:34 AM
Ditto's, as they say. Easton Road in Hosham; same situation. Fast food bags and coffee cups,Read Moreoccas ionally stuff from the adult bookstore nearby...lovely.
Liberty 1 June 15, 2014 at 07:32 AM
Couldn't agree more Tom. Police departments are now just revenue agents for municipalities. Read MorePolice depts. have grown not due to crime but for revenue collection. As overspending at all government levels continue to climb it is only going to get worse and as long as it isn't your ox being gored people will continue to ignore it.
Jonathan Kratz May 31, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Google "Wilderness" or "primitive" backpacking camping and you'll fin a lot ofRead Morec onversation about it. PA seems to relegate it to a few state forests out west, unless you want to rent a $25 tent site for a night in many places that won't feel like wilderness. If you're hiking the Appalachian Trail you can camp off it, a certain distance from the trail and not too close to water, by their rules. Campfires have their own special concerns, and you should be aware of bears in some areas, and of you car getting broken into if you leave it overnight in certain areas. Make sure someone knows where you're going and when you're expected back, be wary of hypothermia, maybe don't go alone; there are human predators. Phew! All that said, sounds like fun!
Anthony May 19, 2014 at 08:50 AM
UPDATE: It pays to be persistent. I notified Groupon that I had voiced my displeasure with theirRead Moreh andling of this issue in my local Patch. I have recently received an e-mail from them recanting and informing me that they would credit my account the $10.00 to be used for a future purchase.
Jackie Moore May 19, 2014 at 09:15 AM
You are an adult. take responsibility. it is still worth the money you spent. don;t expectRead Morecompan ies to "give" you extra money you did not pay for. I know I was careless and forgot about a groupon or two myself.
Anthony May 21, 2014 at 06:57 AM
The section is called: "Speak Out". I spoke!
Jennifer May 08, 2014 at 07:11 PM
There is a huge difference between a strip club and an adult store. Spite2Nite is a place myRead Morehusband and I have gone to together and in fact one might even say that Spice2Nite may even actually HELP some marriages. We live in a country that was founded on puritan beliefs. You go to parts of Europe and people are much more open about sexuality and nudity, yet I don't know of any statistics that say there are more crimes against women there. In fact you look at some nations where pornography is banned or censored or women are covered up and crimes against women are high there. Look at India, porn is illegal there and yet the brutality against women there is horrendous. My point is that for what you may see as a dirty, some of don't agree. You have the right to think or say whatever you want. The best part of living in a free country is that you have as much right to oppose the store as I have the right to defend/enjoy it.
Ken Gabler May 09, 2014 at 08:15 PM
Again I need to take my comments back to the original post. I’ve already shown that what weRead Moreha d here were two women, one dressed in regular street clothes, a second in a costume widely available in stores that you would shop in with your children and a sign stating up to 70 % off. If the SAME women with the SAME sign in the SAME clothes were advertising for CVS or Halloween Adventure or ANY other retail operation, the original post would never have occurred. The conclusion I draw from this is that it really doesn’t matter what they were wearing or holding Jonathan. You simply object that one, the store exists in Horsham, due to the fact that some of its content is of an adult nature (despite the fact that children cannot enter the premises), and two, that we are allowed to promote our business in any fashion that you may see or hear no matter how toned down it may be done. What you saw would never offend you had the EXACT visual been promoting a business more in line with YOUR religious convictions. Again no protests over the alcohol, tobacco and guns in the area. No outrage over your child hearing about “erections lasting longer than four hours” during prime time programing. But an outrage and talk of “red light districts” from my employees holding up a sign to promote a store sale. The concern for the children just seems very selective and blind to other widely established and documented dangers. By the way, the sidewalk in front of the center is NOT a public sidewalk as stated in the original post. It was built by the owner of the shopping center. I pay for its use every time I pay the rent. Your response to my post started with you stating “My church is dangerous to children?” That was not what I said as I have no evidence to make such a strong statement. To clarify again, what I said was that if you are going to start generalizing and calling my business harmful to children, the statistics do not support the accusation. Child predators tend to go where children are present. Churches and schools in general have the highest documented rate of incidents resulting in harm to children. I was not by any means referring to your Church specifically, which would be an unfair generalization. Oddly, just yesterday another teacher in Montgomery County was arrested for raping a student. However you have not afforded me the same courtesy. The tone of your post along with the comments by the unnamed poster “west” calling my business trashy is not only prejudicial, but also untrue. My business has no incidents of abuse, just as your particular Church does not. It is wrong to call into question the integrity of me, my employees and my business in general based on your personal moral convictions. I respect your right to your beliefs but ask that they be based on actual facts and ask for the same respect I afford you in return. . I may not share all of your views but I would never publically ridicule you in such an abrasive, prejudicial manner. . In summary, I have a deep respect for your right to live by your conservative convictions. What you witnessed on Route 611 was not pornographic in any manner and I’m offended that you and the likes of “west” condemn a business you have no real knowledge of. It’s hard to reach an understanding with someone having an opposing view when that person does not even recognize you right to exist.
Ken Frebowitz May 11, 2014 at 04:45 PM
I've read the postings on this blog with interest, and with respect to those who have shared theirRead Moref eelings openly and honestly. I would hope my posting will be treated in similar fashion. I appreciate how Spice 2Nite may be troubling to those who feel that sex is something to be kept in the privacy of the home. Mr. Kratz, you are not alone in that feeling. However, in defense of Mr. Gabler, I see a real effort to keep his business respectful of others who share Mr. Kratz' opinion. Driving by the location, there is nothing of any nature that would suggest the store is a haven for undesirables to the residents of the neighborhood, at least as far as I see. In fact, it is quite the opposite - a tasteful store that allows mature people to shop for their private interests. The store is located in a family-friendly strip center, and those patronizing the other stores may not even realize what Spice 2Nite offers, including children. Those who enter the store do so of their free will, and are made to feel comfortable in the environment. If they do not feel comfortable, all they need do is leave. Just like television when a program comes on that is offensive to some, all that needs to be done is change the channel. Even on network television, commercials will frequently use sex to sell their product and those commercials are carefully screened to make sure they do not cross the line of regulations in place. In spite of those standards, they probably are offensive to some people, and they do what they should do - change the channel. Mr. Kratz, I respect your position on this issue. However, I believe Mr. Gabler has every right to run his business, and likewise respect his best efforts to keep what is considered offensive out of public view. There is a place for both of you in our neighborhood.
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