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Re: Zagat's 7 reasons to take the train to Jersey City
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Just drove by "6th Borough" and by my count it had about 5 people in it. Nearby bars were full. Lets hope this continues. With any luck it will be closed by fall and replaced by something that isn't conceived by complete morons.

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Re: Did the NYPD Conduct A Widespread Surveillance of Jersey City Muslims?
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JCMan8 wrote:
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devilsadvocate wrote:
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dtjcview wrote:
Targeting sections of the community in itself isn't wrong. Doing so without any checks and balances is. It's the old question of who polices the police?


I agree, though it seems like their BS has caught up with them and they're getting shut down for being the useless bums they are.


I doubt any of them lose their jobs. They will just continue to be useless bums in another department.


That's depressing. Only in government can one get away with that.

Posted on: Today 21:41
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Re: Did the NYPD Conduct A Widespread Surveillance of Jersey City Muslims?
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devilsadvocate wrote:
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dtjcview wrote:
Targeting sections of the community in itself isn't wrong. Doing so without any checks and balances is. It's the old question of who polices the police?


I agree, though it seems like their BS has caught up with them and they're getting shut down for being the useless bums they are.


I doubt any of them lose their jobs. They will just continue to be useless bums in another department.

Posted on: Today 21:40
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Re: Did the NYPD Conduct A Widespread Surveillance of Jersey City Muslims?
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Quote:

dtjcview wrote:
Targeting sections of the community in itself isn't wrong. Doing so without any checks and balances is. It's the old question of who polices the police?


I agree, though it seems like their BS has caught up with them and they're getting shut down for being the useless bums they are.

Posted on: Today 21:38
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Re: We're on our own now
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fat-ass-bike wrote:
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devilsadvocate wrote:

fat-ass-bike: when one group of people is overwhelmingly responsible for a given crime, whatever that crime is, then when police are focusing on capturing perpetrators of the crime they should absolutely focus on the overwhelmingly responsible group.


one group of people is overwhelmingly responsible for a given crime - What a load of CRAP ... did every Muslim conspire with any terrorist attack? Did the Muslim leaders and States condemn any form of terrorist act? Are we confusing the Taliban and Muslims?

So using YOUR logic devilsadvocate, we should focus on all dog owners (line-tap, surveillance etc) because a few don't pick-up their dog's crap and this would also justify more CCTV, speed, red light, stop sign cameras and the like because "whatever the crime" justifies any form of surveillance or infiltration.


I don't think you get what I'm saying. I don't mean overwhelmingly responsible in a collective guilt sense. I mean overwhelmingly responsible in the sense that among those who commit terrorism they are the overwhelming majority. Just like if you're focusing on people who don't pick up their dog's crap then yes, focusing on dog owners makes sense. Yes, a few people walk cats on leashes and might not pick up after them. But this is a small percentage of the population accounting for the problem. Also, no one is saying we should target Muslims in any other criminal investigation. But yes, if I want to prevent terrorism then yes, I would focus on Muslims.

Now, if you want to argue that the level of surveillance isn't justified by the crime then that's a reasonable argument. But it is also reasonable that when we live in an area that fairly recently lost thousands of our top people to this that many will disagree with you. I do, for one. But in principle, I do not support the trend to refuse to acknowledge factual items when investigating crime - such as race or religion. On nj.com I like how in many crimes they don't even list descriptive information anymore. Political correctness has simply gone too far (again).

Posted on: Today 21:34
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Re: Freeholder race- district 3
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heights wrote:
What is the neccessity for these freeholders ? What job do they actually fill ?


Another bloated-goverment, do-nothing person to steal from the public - that's what they do - like all the other politicians.

Posted on: Today 21:27
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Re: Fight at Dickinson HS
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Wishful_Thinking wrote:
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Monroe wrote:
For some reason, 'wishful thinking' would rather support unions by overpaying 30% over prevailing wages than getting 30% more school improvements for the school children.

Who's looking after the kids? The Democrats who support the unions? Nope.


The nj.com article doesn't refer to prevailing wages, rather, discusses the added costs of union only projects. There is no comparison to prevailing wage "defined as the hourly wage, usual benefits and overtime, paid to the majority of workers, laborers, and mechanics within a particular area."

Again, the danger in hewing to the conservative position risks defining acceptable wages down. If the costs are 30% over non-union labor, do we need to accept a business model based on underpaying labor?


We should overpay to a special interest group that has politicians that they've bought and paid for to achieve this, to the detriment of our children?

That sounds like something the left accuses the right of doing.

Shouldn't it be about benefitting the next generation of children rather than the union members?

Posted on: Today 21:18
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Re: Yun suggests pay hikes for council members
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So if you are an elected official for 8 or 12 years and have not been part of the job market for that amount of time, you will make deals to make sure you are hired by the next administration, creating jobs for people. That is not the purpose of government. There are people who are elected in smaller NJ communities and take $1.00 a year. We also give health insurance and pension benefits along with the council salary.

Posted on: Today 21:11
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Re: Fight at Dickinson HS
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Quote:

Monroe wrote:
For some reason, 'wishful thinking' would rather support unions by overpaying 30% over prevailing wages than getting 30% more school improvements for the school children.

Who's looking after the kids? The Democrats who support the unions? Nope.


The nj.com article doesn't refer to prevailing wages, rather, discusses the added costs of union only projects. There is no comparison to prevailing wage "defined as the hourly wage, usual benefits and overtime, paid to the majority of workers, laborers, and mechanics within a particular area."

Again, the danger in hewing to the conservative position risks defining acceptable wages down. If the costs are 30% over non-union labor, do we need to accept a business model based on underpaying labor?

Posted on: Today 20:55
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Re: Did the NYPD Conduct A Widespread Surveillance of Jersey City Muslims?
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Yesthe investigations were shut down and now the terrorists are free to bomb us.



Br6dR according to the NYPD's own admission no lead was generated nor information gathered led to any terror plot being foiled or stopped.

Only two things occurred a grave injustice done to millions of innocent people and millions and millions of dollars down the drain.

Posted on: Today 20:54
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Re: Yun suggests pay hikes for council members
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"The measure, which would also bar anyone who takes the higher salary from holding a second public job, would put the city more in line with Newark, where council members are paid $85,000 each."

So, there would be no raises for part time work. I'm OK with that, we're probably of a size that we should have a fill time council. I never could understand how anyone could keep up with everything going in the city and have another job.

Posted on: Today 20:54
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Re: Margaret Hague Reunion on May 16th
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Okay,

Here's the flyer and more info:

http://www.libertyhealth.org/uploaded ... -Hague-Reuninon-Flyer.pdf

See you all there. Hope we remember each other !!

Posted on: Today 20:41
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Re: Yun suggests pay hikes for council members
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Yvonne wrote:
I will tell you why, more of the councilmembers will be following the path of public career employment. I prefer to elect people who have jobs outside of politics.


Maybe if the salaries offered were higher, more people who have jobs outside of politics would run in the first place, give up those jobs and devote themselves to their elected positions.

Posted on: Today 20:22
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Re: Did the NYPD Conduct A Widespread Surveillance of Jersey City Muslims?
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Targeting sections of the community in itself isn't wrong. Doing so without any checks and balances is. It's the old question of who polices the police?

Posted on: Today 20:07
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Re: Plain Clothes police activity at Webster Liquors ... any idea?
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1stStGuy wrote:

How was his response buffoonish? It was an honest response, if the police are in the middle of an investigation, they certainly aren't going to stop what they are doing and make sure some random guy on the street is up to speed.


Let's get this clear, the officer whom I asked was practically leaning on the fence across the street which is where I was, avoiding the scene -- not obstructing the law.

The fact that I am even still responding to this upsets me … and I still haven't gotten an answer!

I am excusing myself from this -- thanks listers

Posted on: Today 20:05
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Re: Dryer repair recommendations?
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Thanks for suggestions : Castro was busy, could not come until 3 days later, but is scheduled for tomorrow.

Posted on: Today 19:41
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Re: Zagat's 7 reasons to take the train to Jersey City
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RoxxxyMusic1979 wrote:
Don't know if I'm spelling this correctly, but "Rachet City" gets thrown around a lot in my part of town. I've only seen "Chilltown" in the press, and have been here since 1957.


Ratchet City is a name that goes for any city. It's been said about NYC, Detroit, Miami, etc. Its just somethign people say when an area is dirty, trashy and ghetto

Posted on: Today 19:21
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Re: Looking to Rent a Vacant Lot
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So I take it the answer is No, you don't have a vacant lot you want to rent?

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pacoYtaco wrote:
So will you be loading 6+ dogs in your vehicle to said lot?

Posted on: Today 19:20
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Re: We're on our own now
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Quote:

devilsadvocate wrote:

fat-ass-bike: when one group of people is overwhelmingly responsible for a given crime, whatever that crime is, then when police are focusing on capturing perpetrators of the crime they should absolutely focus on the overwhelmingly responsible group.


one group of people is overwhelmingly responsible for a given crime - What a load of CRAP ... did every Muslim conspire with any terrorist attack? Did the Muslim leaders and States condemn any form of terrorist act? Are we confusing the Taliban and Muslims?

So using YOUR logic devilsadvocate, we should focus on all dog owners (line-tap, surveillance etc) because a few don't pick-up their dog's crap and this would also justify more CCTV, speed, red light, stop sign cameras and the like because "whatever the crime" justifies any form of surveillance or infiltration.

I guess the scare and fear mongering has worked on many and we should return to the times of the Crusades !

I also guess that because statistics show more African Americans have been in prison, that we should line tap and use surveillance on all black people!

I guess the term 'liberty for all' and 'all men created equal' should be removed from any texts if you're Muslim or a religious group !

Should we also focus on all pro-lifers or anti abortion groups / advocates / religions that have bombed clinics and accuse all of being terrorists?

Your logic hasn't been thought through as you (devilsadvocate) sound like a suitable candidate to be the next leader of the KKK!

Posted on: Today 19:10
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Re: Fight at Dickinson HS
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Wishful_Thinking wrote:
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Sure, do away with unions, but why bother educating kids at all, then?
...


Point is, we're NOT educating kids. We're failing them. It's not simply the unions that are the problem. At best, JC public schools are a nanny service for parents.

Posted on: Today 19:01
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Re: Zagat's 7 reasons to take the train to Jersey City
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Jersey City nicknames...

America's Golden Door
Chilltown
Jungle City
Wall Street West
The Sixth Borough

Posted on: Today 18:57
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Re: Zagat's 7 reasons to take the train to Jersey City
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Don't know if I'm spelling this correctly, but "Rachet City" gets thrown around a lot in my part of town. I've only seen "Chilltown" in the press, and have been here since 1957.

Posted on: Today 18:46
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Re: Zagat's 7 reasons to take the train to Jersey City
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Jcpaddy wrote:
Where have I been?
Well I've been here since 1987.
Have been everywhere in this city and the world.
Never heard it called Chilltown from any neighbors, friends and other citizens and I've lived in just about every ward.
Just saying... (it's also ridiculous)

As for the 6th borough...that old news, and still boring.


I've lived here since 1990 and NO ONE has ever called it 6th borough. Chilltown has been a nickname for Jersey
City since the late 80s, early 90s. But no one uses a nickname in person for the city they live in. Do you always hear someone exclaiming they live in the Big Apple in person?

Posted on: Today 18:40
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Re: Is that snow I see outside my window right now???
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Newport had 5 inches last night.

Posted on: Today 18:37
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Re: Zagat's 7 reasons to take the train to Jersey City
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I agree, GP's (NOT Gastro-Pub) is the real deal, I went to gastro-pub and though the food was quite a bit on the greasy side.

Posted on: Today 18:37
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Re: Yun suggests pay hikes for council members
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I will tell you why, more of the councilmembers will be following the path of public career employment. I prefer to elect people who have jobs outside of politics.

Posted on: Today 18:33
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Re: Yun suggests pay hikes for council members
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user1111 wrote:
The councilman for ward A Frank Gajewski deserves $1 a year so far, he has been MIA since last year. Why would I want to give him a raise.

I say Hell no, if you want more money then join the private sector. More money should be given if you are actually doing a good job, better yet doing the job.

My Bayside Park neighbors have done more for the hood than this joke of a councilman. He campaigned hard in the area, got elected and then vanished.


Maybe the pay raises could take effect after the next election; then it might attract more qualified candidates.

Posted on: Today 18:23
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Re: Yun suggests pay hikes for council members
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The councilman for ward A Frank Gajewski deserves $1 a year so far, he has been MIA since last year. Why would I want to give him a raise.

I say Hell no, if you want more money then join the private sector. More money should be given if you are actually doing a good job, better yet doing the job.

My Bayside Park neighbors have done more for the hood than this joke of a councilman. He campaigned hard in the area, got elected and then vanished.

Posted on: Today 18:17
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Re: Yun suggests pay hikes for council members
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Yvonne wrote:
Once a councilperson has left the "real world of employment" they seek only the public sector. They don't go back. They should not be allowed to work at the county while working as a councilperson. But I see this as creating career employees which does not benefit the public.


What's your point here? Would offering full-time salaries have any effect on that or not? If all these previous councilmembers you speak of never leave the public sector anyway after becoming a councilmember, then it's irrelevant.

Furthermore, people are free to seek employment wherever they want, former city councilmembers included.

Posted on: Today 18:14
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Re: Yun suggests pay hikes for council members
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It should be put on the ballot for voters to decide.

Posted on: Today 17:59
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