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Re: Front fence Hamilton Park
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The good folk of Jersey City are over the heavy-handed abuse of these regulations. And they need to be on the look out - last I heard the City was trying to turn Astor Place into another Historic District.


All too often, historic districting is a blunt weapon of gentrification - a way to get rid of lower-income residents in a neighborhood (who are typically the elderly on fixed incomes or minorities) because they can't afford to comply. Historic districts = Stuff White People Like. This is an interesting article about the controversy over the historic districting attempt in a predominantly African-American neighborhood in L.A.
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-ad ... -park-20150719-story.html

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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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Fulop isn't paying anything one way or the other. We are all paying for whatever happens at Loews as citizens of Jersey City.

Separate politics from this situation and consider whether FoL is the right group to maximize the potential of the theater. If you think they are, then I have to respectfully disagree, but that disagreement has absolutely nothing to do with the mayor or politics. I'm sure it is fun for some to see Fulop "lose" this battle, but from where I'm standing, it looks like very few people in JC are winning.

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Re: Getting the most out of ObamaCare
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135jc wrote:
What he says is that while he never used it and was fundamentally against it. He was glad there was a low cost option if he needed it. There will be with the new plan as well. Also, something Obama care chooses not to state is that before it someone could write off healthcare costs above 7% of their salary. Obamacare has raised that level to 10%
there might be a low cost option...but what will the deductible be? what happens to the 22 million that stand to lose their coverage!


As I stated in a previous post my deductible is $3200 before Obamacare it was $500

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Re: Getting the most out of ObamaCare
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Monroe wrote:
Obamacare was never about affordable healthcare for all, it was a mass means to redistribute wealth (and control the poor). That's why he had to lie about it to sell it, and the chumps believed him.
if you have a problem, trying to insure that as many people as possible have access to affordable healthcare, then you need to have your head examined. i have no problem paying more taxes so that people have access.

i do believe that those who want to eschew health insurance, should be able to do so provided that they have a 5 year wait period and are not allowed to get charity care!


I'd be up for that, we'd save the tens of billions of dollars a year spent on illegal aliens.

Posted on: Yesterday 19:55
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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For an insight on how expensive these renovations will cost, FIOS Channel 525/NYCTV will repeat 'The Wonder Theaters' tonight at 8:30 which highlights the Brooklyn renovation.

Posted on: Yesterday 19:30
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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The city should pay to restore the Loew's and/or utilize legitimate and equitable public/private partnerships. But the first dollar should not go into that place until the day after the lease is up and the FOL are no longer the beneficiaries.

Posted on: Yesterday 19:11
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Re: Getting the most out of ObamaCare
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Monroe wrote:
Obamacare was never about affordable healthcare for all, it was a mass means to redistribute wealth (and control the poor). That's why he had to lie about it to sell it, and the chumps believed him.
if you have a problem, trying to insure that as many people as possible have access to affordable healthcare, then you need to have your head examined. i have no problem paying more taxes so that people have access.

i do believe that those who want to eschew health insurance, should be able to do so provided that they have a 5 year wait period and are not allowed to get charity care!

Posted on: Yesterday 18:55
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Re: For anyone interested in obtaining a Concealed Carry Permit
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MDM wrote:
the wild west scenario hasn't happened in the in the 42 states that are 'Shall Issue' or no permit required


Guess you don't read the news. People are shooting each other or getting shot by fearful cops all the time. The silence of the NRA about the shooting of Castile, a licensed carrier is interesting.

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I think the stock market and the housing market are both in bubbles.


At least we still agree on most things like this.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:26
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Re: Front fence Hamilton Park
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jc_dweller wrote:

Legal interpretations go on to say that Commissions must deal with the question of "whether a particular proposed alteration or construction blends aesthetically with existing buildings in the vicinity in order to retain the character of the particular streetscape." That is why it matters, and why the Commission is allowed to regulate, what kind of fence goes up.


Since your attempt at obfuscation was 100% wrong last time, I have every reason to doubt your opinion now. Thanks for the opportunity to provide additional clarity.

The MLUL permits the City to compel preservation, but only in designated historic districts, and only to clearly articulated standards. It is plainly apparent only those things that exist presently can be preserved. Conversely, something that does not presently exist cannot be preserved. It might be “recreated”, or “reproduced” or "replicated", but those activities are NOT preservation. You'll find clear definitions in the Secretary of the Interior Standards and Guidelines you were prepared to rely on previously.

So, it is the present character and appearance of a historic district that must be preserved. If something was legally destroyed or removed before historic district designation then the HPO and HPC DO NOT have the legal authority to compel replacement. Therein is the reason that modern infill buildings which not replicas of old buildings are permitted. By the same reasoning, a front fence does not need to be an exact “recreation” of a late 19th century original, if the original fence doesn't still exist. In fact, the Ordinance explicitly discourages “recreating” fake replicas. Such work should be undertaken only under certain narrowly defined conditions. The language in the JC Code at 345-71, G. 1. is abundantly clear in stating:

“G.
Standards for Reconstruction.
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Reconstruction of a part or all of a property shall be undertaken only when such work is essential to reproduce a significant missing feature in a historic district or site, and when a contemporary design solution is not acceptable.”


Yes, things need to be sympathetic with the scale and appearance of the neighborhood, but the MLUL does not allow the HPO or HPC to compel anything other than historic preservation. If a neighborhood already has non-historic items, that is the present state and character, not some non-existent 19th Century dream-world. People don't have to rebuild outhouses in historic districts, so deviations from the original historic appearance are clearly permissible.

In respect of Historic Preservation activities the City must regulate in a manner that is compliant with the powers allowed it under the MLUL. Demands by the HPO and HPC for the “recreation” or "reconstruction” or “replication” of features that were legally removed or destroyed in the past prior to historic designation go way beyond their limited legal authority to regulate "preservation".

Perhaps the candidates for Mayor, and the other candidate up for election this November would undertake to ensure that the HPO and HPC adhere to state law. I'm sure it will enhance their chances for success as Mr. Gadsen's election victory last year against Steve Fulop's hand-picked, city attorney candidate showed.

The good folk of Jersey City are over the heavy-handed abuse of these regulations. And they need to be on the look out - last I heard the City was trying to turn Astor Place into another Historic District.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:12
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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mpwJC wrote:
Someone should let Ben know that, so he can cancel his upcoming national tour. https://www.benfolds.com/tour-dates

You aren't supporting your argument well at all. Kings Theatre has ticket prices published for all of their upcoming events. The vast majority of them have tickets that are within a range that I would consider reasonable for a night of entertainment in a beautiful theater setting. Across the board these events are bigger draws and are better attended than basically anything that happens at the Loews in Jersey City.

You may be upset that you overpaid for your CSN tickets, but that doesn't change the fact that many other events at Kings are well under $100. It also doesn't change the fact that CSN, Ben Folds, and any other performer that could sell over 800 tickets will never come to Jersey City because the Loews is a smelly, hot, old building, desperately in need of a complete refurbishment that isn't coming.

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Edit: CSN tickets from 2 years ago were under $100 as well. Seems like you must have purchased from StubHub or another secondary market retailer/scalper. Scalpers are a whole different issue. https://www.crosbystillsnash.com/crosby,-stills-and-nash-announce-spring-2015-tour-dates-in-a.html


Ticketmaster. But Ben Folds isn't CSN yes. But did you see the majority of the upcoming shows there? Ben Folds (and I like him) was the top act! In any case, I'm glad to see Fulop paying his fair share, as ordered by the courts. Whether this, or the reval, it seems like he stalls when faced with a decision he disagrees with. Screwing Loew's for years, then claiming the place is run down, is like the kid who kills his parents then asks for forgiveness because he's an orphan.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:05
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Re: For anyone interested in obtaining a Concealed Carry Permit
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brewster wrote:
You know, I agree with you most of the time, but not on this. From 1979 I've lived in Pittsburgh, Oakland, NYC and JC for a total of 37 years, and never once have been in situation where I wished I had a gun in my pocket.

Add to that giving cops even more reason to think everyone has a gun and they should shoot first and ask questions never, and it's an awful idea.


In college I was an NRA certified firearms instructor. Before that I obtained a sharpshooter rating from the Dept. of Civilian Marksmanship in high school. I have been armed my entire adult life and never had to use a firearm in defense of my life or property. Hope I never have to. But I want the ability to do so should the need arise, no matter how unlikely.

To the second point... the wild west scenario hasn't happened in the in the 42 states that are 'Shall Issue' or no permit required (Connecticut is a 'May Issue' by law but is a 'Shall Issue' by practice... so I counted it as a shall issue). Somewhere around 12% to 15% of PA people have licenses. Florida has over a million issued. Florida list how many people have their permits revoked and its lower than that for law enforcement (the majority revocations due to non-gun related incidents like DWI).




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Here's something from an email I just got that makes us both happy.

Forecasting Values
The median home value in 07307 is now $403,800, compared to $333,443 one year ago. Home values in this area are expected to increase 4.3% one year from now.


I think the stock market and the housing market are both in bubbles. I expect a nasty correction in both in the coming 24 months, though the salad days of buying dirt cheap gut-rehab buildings is long gone. The saving grace has been all the foreign money pouring into the USA (in particular China). The wealthy Chinese don't care about positive returns, they just want to not lose their entire investment (which is the fear if they keep their money in China).

Posted on: Yesterday 17:59
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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Yeah, I don't really understand your argument. Why should the same bands cost less money here than they do at the Kings Theatre? Just like White Eagle Hall I would never expect to pay less, but be happy paying the same for the convenience of location.

You either spent a few extra $$'s and a lot of your time (1 hr each way on public trans) or a lot of extra $$'s on an Uber and a decent amount of time plus $$ on the tunnel if you drove yourself.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:53
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Re: Jersey City Reservoir Visit
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Thanks much for the observations!!

Posted on: Yesterday 17:26
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Re: For anyone interested in obtaining a Concealed Carry Permit
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Thanks for this announcement. Concealed carry is part of our Second Amendment fundamental rights, and I'm happy to see we may be in a situation where liberal states will finally be forced to honor this.

If states should be forced to recognize gay marriage licenses issued out of state (the effect of the major Supreme Court decision a couple years ago), there is absolutely no reason why they shouldn't be forced to recognize valid conceal carry licenses issued in other states.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:17
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Re: For anyone interested in obtaining a Concealed Carry Permit
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You know, I agree with you most of the time, but not on this. From 1979 I've lived in Pittsburgh, Oakland, NYC and JC for a total of 37 years, and never once have been in situation where I wished I had a gun in my pocket.

Add to that giving cops even more reason to think everyone has a gun and they should shoot first and ask questions never, and it's an awful idea. Our country, and even JC, is nowhere near as dangerous as certain groups that thrive on fear would have everyone believe. But I'd be FAR more afraid if I thought everyone on the street and in their cars had guns.

Here's something from an email I just got that makes us both happy.

Forecasting Values
The median home value in 07307 is now $403,800, compared to $333,443 one year ago. Home values in this area are expected to increase 4.3% one year from now.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:10
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Re: For anyone interested in obtaining a Concealed Carry Permit
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Just to add..

HR 38 has 200 sponsors / cosponsors in the House. Per Gun Owners of America:

According to Gun Owners of America (GOA), CCRA now has 199 co-sponsors, bringing the number of House supporters to 200 (including Hudson). GOA says the number of supporters represents “an almost unprecedented level of support” for any particular House legislation.

GOA observed, “It is almost certain to us that we — today — have the 218 votes (out of 435) we need in order to pass H.R. 38 in the House. In the Senate, we believe we’re close to the 60 votes we need to break a filibuster. Bottom line: There is no reason that we should wait to move this legislation through the House.”


So there is a pretty good change HR 38.. or some version of it could become law sometime this year or next.

President Trump has voiced support for reciprocity and if I recall correctly has a concealed carry permit for a number of years.

Posted on: Yesterday 16:53
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Azul_the_Cat wrote:
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People of America, you have been duped by your President, who uses you for ratings and laughs at your stupidity. Try to wake up.


Nope, that's called a deflection. It doesn't even make sense since President Trump doesn't benefit from ratings.

We have CNN's top personalities who promote this Trump Russia stuff - ratings catnip for ignorant "progressives" who look for any excuse they can to bash President Trump - who off camera admit they are selling a boatload of garbage. You've been played.

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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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Someone should let Ben know that, so he can cancel his upcoming national tour. https://www.benfolds.com/tour-dates

You aren't supporting your argument well at all. Kings Theatre has ticket prices published for all of their upcoming events. The vast majority of them have tickets that are within a range that I would consider reasonable for a night of entertainment in a beautiful theater setting. Across the board these events are bigger draws and are better attended than basically anything that happens at the Loews in Jersey City.

You may be upset that you overpaid for your CSN tickets, but that doesn't change the fact that many other events at Kings are well under $100. It also doesn't change the fact that CSN, Ben Folds, and any other performer that could sell over 800 tickets will never come to Jersey City because the Loews is a smelly, hot, old building, desperately in need of a complete refurbishment that isn't coming.

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Edit: CSN tickets from 2 years ago were under $100 as well. Seems like you must have purchased from StubHub or another secondary market retailer/scalper. Scalpers are a whole different issue. https://www.crosbystillsnash.com/crosby,-stills-and-nash-announce-spring-2015-tour-dates-in-a.html

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Re: Trump Our New President
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People of America, you have been duped by your President, who uses you for ratings and laughs at your stupidity. Try to wake up.

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Re: Trump Our New President
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Van Jones from CNN caught on camera saying the Trump Russia stuff "is just a big nothing burger."

https://mobile.twitter.com/breaking911/status/880115915278495744

Progressives, you have been duped by your media, who uses you for ratings and laughs at your stupidity. Try to wake up.

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Re: Getting the most out of ObamaCare
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Just like Crack Cocaine

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Re: Getting the most out of ObamaCare
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Obamacare was never about affordable healthcare for all, it was a mass means to redistribute wealth (and control the poor). That's why he had to lie about it to sell it, and the chumps believed him.

Posted on: Yesterday 15:55
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Re: Getting the most out of ObamaCare
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Yvonne wrote:
Some people do not want health insurance.



Back in the early '90s NJ, VT, and NY passed insurance regulation similar to the ACA (minus the mandatory purchase on insurance).

NJ (like ACA) became a 'community rating' and a 'guaranteed issue' state. Basically, this means cannot be denied insurance for a pre-existing condition and the insurance company had to charge everyone the same rate. So a 25 non-smoking healthy male would be have to be charged the same a 50 year old overweight woman who smokes five packs a day.

I went without insurance for a while because the insurance available at the time would have eaten up close to half my monthly take home pay and was an 80/20 plan (I have to pay 20% of whatever medical costs I incur). This was a terrible plan for me since I hardly used any medical services and if I had a catastrophic event (Say something that costs $200k+, I would still be broke). NJ later did reforms that allowed younger people to buy basic plans, but ACA wiped those plans out.

If I lived in PA (which didn't regulate like NJ did) I could have gotten a high deductible catastrophic plan (with emergency room coverage), covering up to $3million, with a for $90 to $125 a month (depending on the deductible). That I could afford... but was illegal in NJ.

I went without insurance until I got on an employer plan many months later.

I can buy a catastrophic emergency room plan today.. but only for my cat.


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For anyone interested in obtaining a Concealed Carry Permit
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The Association of NJ Rifle & Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC) is having an event this Saturday allowing you to get an out of state permit for Utah and Florida.

While NJ is still a 'may issue' state, a FL or UT permit will allow you to carry in states that offer reciprocity with FL or UT.

More importantly, the out of state permits would give you the right to carry to people in NJ if HR 38 becomes law, which will require states honor other state's permits (like they do with driver licenses). Essentially HR 38 would make NJ a 'shall issue' state via out of state carry permits.

Details below:

The excitement over H.R. 38 (national carry reciprocity) has renewed interest among New Jersey gun owners in obtaining Florida and Utah non-resident carry permits. If H.R. 38 does move, a huge backlog of non-resident permit applications is anticipated as residents of a number of anti-gun states scramble to get their permits.

While there is no guarantee that H.R. 38 will be enacted, we think it's a good idea to be prepared and secure your permit now. ANJRPC has brought back its convenient Right to Carry Road Show permitting events at Cherry Ridge Range in an effort to accommodate renewed demand, and the next one is this Saturday, July 1st (12:00 noon for Florida, 1:00 p.m. for Utah).

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Contact charlie@gunforhire.com or call 973-821-7106.

Here are the highlights:

*All aspects of the carry permit application process conveniently handled for you at one location.

*Fingerprinting, photos, notary, application completion, etc.

*What otherwise takes weeks to assemble on your own is completed in a few hours!

FEE IS $200 (Utah) and $50 (Florida)

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Contact charlie@gunforhire.com or call 973-821-7106.



Note: Florida's application can only be submitted after prior completion of training, which is not part of this service (NRA Basic Pistol and First Steps certified pistol training satisfy this requirement. Also, NJ Hunter Education Card or DD214 Military Discharge form satisfy this requirement as well). Please note that Florida and Utah non-resident permits are not currently being honored in Pennsylvania.

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Re: Getting the most out of ObamaCare
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Then what do you think they are doing? Making sandwiches in the Pentagon branch of Subway?

By definition a deep state is controlling the country.

Deep State
noun

A body of people, typically influential members of government agencies or the military, believed to be involved in the secret manipulation or control of government policy.

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Re: Getting the most out of ObamaCare
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Monroe wrote:


Virtually everyone I know who doesn't have government subsidized health insurance is paying thousands more per year that is hurting them and their families.


When ACA kicked in, my company insurance plan saw a 54% increase over one year. I ended up back on my wife's plan, which unfortunately lacked and HSA component. Her plan was grandfathered under ACA and only saw single digit increases in cost.

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Re: Getting the most out of ObamaCare
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Monroe wrote:
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hero69 wrote:
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Monroe wrote:
Hero69, you keep repeating fake news. The 22 million stat includes people who will make a choice not to enroll because it won't be mandated-which mostly are young, healthy adults opting out. Choosing not to enroll isn't the same as 'losing' it.
i get it....the cbo now releases fake news. imo, it is unacceptable for the government to pushing legislation that would leave anyone with less/worse healthcare. the government should be doing its best to HELP people, not hurt them!


Virtually everyone I know who doesn't have government subsidized health insurance is paying thousands more per year that is hurting them and their families. Less money for food, less money for college savings, less money period. So Obamacare has hurt many in their wallets and families. (And they couldn't keep their plan, or their doctor, or save $2,500/year as Obama sold it on).
i know people who have unsubsidized obamacare too, and they are happy they have it...it is a safety net. what happens if you don't have insurance and get cancer, have a stroke, get aids, etc?

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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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Ben Folds isn't a national touring act-when we went two years ago to see Crosby, Stills, and Nash the seats were around $140, and drinks in the lobby were very expensive. You're not going to recoup much money if you drop 75 million on a restoration and don't charge big time money for tickets.

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Re: Getting the most out of ObamaCare
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hero69 wrote:
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Monroe wrote:
Hero69, you keep repeating fake news. The 22 million stat includes people who will make a choice not to enroll because it won't be mandated-which mostly are young, healthy adults opting out. Choosing not to enroll isn't the same as 'losing' it.
i get it....the cbo now releases fake news. imo, it is unacceptable for the government to pushing legislation that would leave anyone with less/worse healthcare. the government should be doing its best to HELP people, not hurt them!


Virtually everyone I know who doesn't have government subsidized health insurance is paying thousands more per year that is hurting them and their families. Less money for food, less money for college savings, less money period. So Obamacare has hurt many in their wallets and families. (And they couldn't keep their plan, or their doctor, or save $2,500/year as Obama sold it on).

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