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Re: New York waste transfer deal to bring $10 million to Jersey City
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This isn't just about garbage. Right now we are seeing 80 tank cars with flammable placards going by on one train. It is the noise, pollution, the threat of derailment and explosions. Houses, and the Turnpike are only feet away.


I'm confused. The subject says "waste transfer" and talked about some future deal.

Ok, anyway, where do you want those cars to go instead?

Posted on: Today 22:53
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Re: wasn't ted cruz born in canada. didn't heeven have dual citizenship
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Boris, why do you waste your time on people like us who are clearly your intellectual inferiors?

I declare you the smartest guy in town. Now, hopefully, there's no further need to engage us.


Actually there is. If I thought the problem was with the smarts I wouldn't engage you to begin with. I, however, believe the main problem you are less informed. Like, admit it - you never knew that Cruz graduated Harvard magna cum laude and was so good that Dershowitz remembered him. And you never knew that Palin predicted the Ukrainain conflict in the 2008 (not that it was hard to predict).

Posted on: Today 22:49
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Re: Christie bars NJ media cuz he's got POTUS ambitions
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Boris, is it not a fact that the polar ice caps are melting, and the arctic ice levels continue to lower?

Nope. Allow me to explain.

First of all you want to change terminology. We talked about "facts" as in "how good our theories are", you want to talk about "facts" as in "this is one data point".

Second, there is no such thing as "continue". Ice melts and ice grows, it's a process with different trends, and fluctuations, and on many different scales. There are changes from day to day, there are changes due to seasons, there are changes due to shifts in the underwater seismic activities like underwater volcanos, there are changes like ice ages and so on. Without precise qualifications - what is the scale of the trend that you have in mind, what areas we are talking about, and how do we know what factors affect those changes, those "facts" are entirely meaningless.

Without specifying all that you would have to claim that "this was the snowiest season in Boston" means that there is a fact that points toward "Global Cooling". No, there isn't.

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Isn't it another fact that right now, the arctic sea ice has reached its lowest level on record?

Of course not. I am surprised you asked. Do you not know it's the end of winter? It's the end of the long few months with temperatures below feeezing in the Arctics, how can it possibly be the lowest?

What you wanted to say "it's reached it's annual maximum, and this maximum is lower than the other ones we have measured".

If you want to see the more complex picture of the sea ice in Arctic, you can take a look at graphs here. It should be pretty clear that this "oh, it's the lowest maximum" is just an attempt to cherry-pick one data point. And that just if we look only at Arctic data, and forget that the ice in Antarctic shows entirely different pattern. Cherry-picking data, pointing at only those ones that follow your preset target is not science. It's the opposite of science.

Posted on: Today 22:19
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Re: 75 to 100 Teens Fight Today in Journal Square - JJ
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AlexC wrote:
"And I'm sure schoolwork isn't a priority for any of them."

This is hilarious - the valedictorians of both Academy I and McNair Academic the last 10 years have been mostly Asians.

In McNair isn't there supposed to be an equal amount of ethnic races ? Such as 25% of European, Asian, African, and Hispanics (non-Euro Spanish) ?

Posted on: Today 21:24
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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Again, Brewster, I did not order the reval nor did I stop the reval. Bring your questions to the man who sits in the chair at 280 Grove St.

Posted on: Today 21:05
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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Yvonne wrote:
Don't forget the downtown property 109 Grand St. that is now a 3 unit condo, Brewster and the total taxes are $48,000.


So...f@#king...what. How can you be so insistent and not understand taxes at all? Without citing any other numbers the taxes prove nothing whatsoever. There's no sales or tax info on that property online. As someone who has repeatedly appealed her taxes, you SHOULD know they're only overtaxed if the 3 units are worth greater than 15% less than the $2.1m value their taxes indicate.

No, you did not stop the reval but you did your best to create a public hostility to it. You have been loudly and studiously sowing confusion about JC taxes and the reval for many years. Every time the issue of the reval and tax fairness has come up you have moaned about the poor equity rich people who might be asked to pay their fair taxes, and railed against owners of abated properties who in reality, a state unknown to you, were often paying taxes higher than you were Downtown.

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We own a row house in the VVP area and we then purchased our condo in Gulls Cove. The two bedroom “abated” Gulls Cove pays several thousand more in taxes than the two FAMILY brownstone.



Posted on: Today 20:39
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Re: 75 to 100 Teens Fight Today in Journal Square - JJ
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Monroe wrote:
C'mon, just kids being kids. All 100 of them trying to off each other. I'm just shocked we haven't seen dozens of cell phone videos of the cherubs playing around.


There must have been at least one person around who took a cellphone video of this, hope they put it up on YouTube.

Posted on: Today 19:54
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Re: JC councilman charged with drunken driving after three-car collision
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Didn't Councilman Fulop speak against this? I don't blame Chico for having a county job, but Fulop placed him on his ticket, so Fulop broke his own promise of clean government.

Posted on: Today 19:41
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Re: JC councilman charged with drunken driving after three-car collision
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Here's one question: did they have the best qualification/experience for the job? If not, then that's not good

Posted on: Today 19:34
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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brewster wrote:
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If its new downtown then it's overtaxed, I'm overtaxed!


Everything is relative, perhaps you're just comparing to undertaxed properties. what is your real tax rate, tax/market value? The metric the County uses is the "Ratio", 100 x assessment /market value. I think it's supposed to be 32.4 for 2014. they allow a 15% margin of error before declaring it high enough to appeal.

I have a property in the Heights that's paying 3.48% of it's purchase price in 2012, with a ratio of 46.7. That's 3 1/2 times the tax rate that Yvonne was paying, and many Downtown pre-88 properties are paying. Can you top that?

Cmon, non-Downtowners, tell us your numbers! Or tell us anybodys you want, you can look it up here:http://tax1.co.monmouth.nj.us/cgi-bin ... &out_type=0&district=0906


I was going to look up the councilor's property tax bills and post them - but the first name I checked is grossly overpaying tax - and I don't particularly care to let the individual know.

Posted on: Today 19:06
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Re: JC councilman charged with drunken driving after three-car collision
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Read through this. Look at the list of jobs held by North Bergen Mayor and Hudson County pol Sacco family members and friends. Were these all advertised? Were all the people hired because of their job experience and merit, rather than personal connections? It's shocking the money involved-besides the salaries, consider the benefits and pension implications.

How is this even possible in this time and age? Oops, it's the Democratic Hudson County machine.

http://www.hudsoncountytv.com/larry-w ... -hire-friends-and-family/

Posted on: Today 19:06
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Re: 75 to 100 Teens Fight Today in Journal Square - JJ
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C'mon, just kids being kids. All 100 of them trying to off each other. I'm just shocked we haven't seen dozens of cell phone videos of the cherubs playing around.

Posted on: Today 18:50
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Re: 75 to 100 Teens Fight Today in Journal Square - JJ
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JCman8 - I just don't understand your post about these kids being Asian. Do you know for a fact that they are? And which kind of Asian?

I agree with you about certain types of kids that will end up in prison. I think I've raised my children well and pretty sure they're not ending up being incarcerated. I also agree that not everyone should have children.

I'll tell you something funny, back in the 80's my friends and I were considered to be the "unruly" kids in downtown JC.

Posted on: Today 18:22
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Re: 75 to 100 Teens Fight Today in Journal Square - JJ
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Alex you can pretend as we all do that the problem is simply among "impoverished" communities and there's nothing else these incidents have in common, spanning across years in many different cities. Also only a fraction of the perpetrators were arrested.

I don't think anyone really knows what to do, but like I said a stubborn refusal to acknowledge even the basic facts by using your eyes is what prevents any real progress from being made. And why these things will continue to keep repeating.

The black Philadelphia mayor tried addressing the problem in the CNN link.

"Teens need to make better decisions. Parents need to step up and take care of their children. We, as a government, cannot raise people's children. You want to have children? You have to take care of them."

Too bad the only response was by a well meaning enabler, the columnist who ignored what he said and accused him of whipping the black community. So everyone continues to ignore the problem.

It's a shame because I'm sure I'm right and most of these "teens" will be in prison in a couple years.

Posted on: Today 18:00
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Re: 75 to 100 Teens Fight Today in Journal Square - JJ
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BergenHill wrote:
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JC_Man wrote:
"Hands Up - Don't Shoot!!". Oh no, that only applies when law enforcement is trying to do their job, otherwise it's OK to beat the S out of each other and act like animals.


oh geez. who's showing righteous indignation now.


You are replying to another poster.

Posted on: Today 17:56
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Re: wasn't ted cruz born in canada. didn't heeven have dual citizenship
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borisp wrote:
Ted Cruz graduated Princton "cum laude". He was so good on Princeton's debate team that they named they annual championship after him? Could you remind me, what was Obama's GPA in Columbia?

There are three reasons you call Cruz "moron":
- longstanding Democratic tradition to declare every Republican candidate stupid,
- you have no idea how to argue on merit,
- racism, plain and simple.


Boris, why do you waste your time on people like us who are clearly your intellectual inferiors?

I declare you the smartest guy in town. Now, hopefully, there's no further need to engage us.

Posted on: Today 17:45
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Hi - I am looking for a parking spot near Grove Street, ideally by Van Vorst, for 1-2 cars depending on what's available. Please let me know!

Posted on: Today 17:37
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Re: wasn't ted cruz born in canada. didn't heeven have dual citizenship
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borisp wrote:

Palin may not be the brightest star in the Republican field, but she is experimentally proven to be much brighter than your very brightest.

she's definitely more accomplished and real than the phony you are going to vote for in 2016.


Thank you for giving me my best laugh is quite some time.

Posted on: Today 17:23
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Re: 75 to 100 Teens Fight Today in Journal Square - JJ
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"And I'm sure schoolwork isn't a priority for any of them."

This is hilarious - the valedictorians of both Academy I and McNair Academic the last 10 years have been mostly Asians.

Posted on: Today 17:17
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Re: 75 to 100 Teens Fight Today in Journal Square - JJ
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Quote:

JC_Man wrote:
"Hands Up - Don't Shoot!!". Oh no, that only applies when law enforcement is trying to do their job, otherwise it's OK to beat the S out of each other and act like animals.


oh geez. who's showing righteous indignation now.

Posted on: Today 16:57
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Re: 75 to 100 Teens Fight Today in Journal Square - JJ
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Honestly I have no clue what the solution is but I know the first step in conquering a problem is acknowledgment it exists.


I expected as much. Perhaps if monroe were here, he could think for you but, I digress.

It's not clear exactly what problem is not being acknowledged. Is it that impoverished areas tend to have higher rates of petty crime?

And by the way, I went to school in an affluent, predominately white and asian suburb and my school had similar episodes.

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And we cannot even do that. Instead, we have people like you fueled by righteous indignation who like to "call a spade a spade," when you actually are doing nothing of the sort.

What I was implying is there's a major societal problem when 75-100 "teenagers" fight in broad daylight and we are supposed to ignore it, act like it's nothing, or act like there is some innocuous cause behind it. Literally ANYTHING except blame those responsible.



Who's ignoring it? From what I gather in the article, the perpetrators were arrested. Ahh, but that's not what you're pusillanimously hinting at.

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And this has been literally going on for years, see this article from Philadelphia in 2011.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/08/09/p ... ew/index.html?_s=PM:CRIME

In fact, that CNN article shows exactly why nothing gets fixed. You have a black mayor who is only able to somewhat frankly speak about the issue because he is black. And look what the reaction was:

"A Philadelphia Inquirer columnist, Annette John-Hall, called Nutter's church sermon a "good old-fashioned whipping" of the black community. She likes his tough stance on crime, but at the same time, she was disturbed by his remark at the church about race.

"There, he said it. In a way that his white constituents would hear him loud and clear. At that point, he wasn't talking to black people anymore," she wrote. "

So it continues. Here are more "teen" mob attacks in Chicago. You can see the video.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/ ... n-the-Loop-200755191.html



There we go. What you didn't have the conviction to say is more explicitly stated by the articles you've linked to: It's the black community that you're afraid of.

So in summary, if I read between the not so subtle lines, the point of your original post was: that black community is a problem; I'm not sure what to do about; Thus I'll jump from thread to thread and race bait at every opportunity (because that's constructive).

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But I suppose it's easier to reserve your vitriol for the "racists" who post on Internet message boards without even mentioning race. Let's get them, that way we feel better about ourselves and like we are addressing the problem!



I can't think of anyone better to reserve my vitriol for. And you never addressed what you meant by, "... Asian youths, I'm sure."

Posted on: Today 16:50
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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Don't forget the downtown property 109 Grand St. that is now a 3 unit condo, Brewster and the total taxes are $48,000. By the way, Brewster, if you are upset that the reval did not happen then speak to the mayor in city hall, I did not stop the reval.

Posted on: Today 16:37
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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mwa7368 wrote:
If its new downtown then it's overtaxed, I'm overtaxed!


Everything is relative, perhaps you're just comparing to undertaxed properties. what is your real tax rate, tax/market value? The metric the County uses is the "Ratio", 100 x assessment /market value. I think it's supposed to be 32.4 for 2014. they allow a 15% margin of error before declaring it high enough to appeal.

I have a property in the Heights that's paying 3.48% of it's purchase price in 2012, with a ratio of 46.7. That's 3 1/2 times the tax rate that Yvonne was paying, and many Downtown pre-88 properties are paying. Can you top that?

Cmon, non-Downtowners, tell us your numbers! Or tell us anybodys you want, you can look it up here:http://tax1.co.monmouth.nj.us/cgi-bin ... &out_type=0&district=0906

Posted on: Today 16:15
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Re: 75 to 100 Teens Fight Today in Journal Square - JJ
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"Hands Up - Don't Shoot!!". Oh no, that only applies when law enforcement is trying to do their job, otherwise it's OK to beat the S out of each other and act like animals.

Posted on: Today 15:19
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Re: 75 to 100 Teens Fight Today in Journal Square - JJ
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Not really. Far leftists have attempted to redefine the word. In a repeat of the Red Scare, the word has been broadened to include nearly anything, and accusations are thrown around like candy.

Anyway, I didn't mention a particular race and if you filled in the blanks you may be the "racist." Although this misses the point. No one is forcing these "teenagers" to be such degenerates and they're only hurting each other. And I'm sure schoolwork isn't a priority for any of them.


Cut the crap. Don't run for cover now that someone called a spade a spade. You might as well admit what you are. After all you have the anonymity of the internet to hide behind.

If you weren't trying to race bait, then what were you implying with your "Asian Youths" comment?

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Since people are petrified to actually address the problem, in part due to the 21st century Red Scare, we do nothing, and most of these teenagers will end up in prison in several years. So it goes


Out of morbid curiosity, what is your solution? What is it we should be doing and are not?


Honestly I have no clue what the solution is but I know the first step in conquering a problem is acknowledgment it exists. And we cannot even do that. Instead, we have people like you fueled by righteous indignation who like to "call a spade a spade," when you actually are doing nothing of the sort.

What I was implying is there's a major societal problem when 75-100 "teenagers" fight in broad daylight and we are supposed to ignore it, act like it's nothing, or act like there is some innocuous cause behind it. Literally ANYTHING except blame those responsible.

And this has been literally going on for years, see this article from Philadelphia in 2011.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/08/09/p ... ew/index.html?_s=PM:CRIME

In fact, that CNN article shows exactly why nothing gets fixed. You have a black mayor who is only able to somewhat frankly speak about the issue because he is black. And look what the reaction was:

"A Philadelphia Inquirer columnist, Annette John-Hall, called Nutter's church sermon a "good old-fashioned whipping" of the black community. She likes his tough stance on crime, but at the same time, she was disturbed by his remark at the church about race.

"There, he said it. In a way that his white constituents would hear him loud and clear. At that point, he wasn't talking to black people anymore," she wrote. "

So it continues. Here are more "teen" mob attacks in Chicago. You can see the video.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/ ... n-the-Loop-200755191.html

But I suppose it's easier to reserve your vitriol for the "racists" who post on Internet message boards without even mentioning race. Let's get them, that way we feel better about ourselves and like we are addressing the problem!

Posted on: Today 14:55
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Re: 75 to 100 Teens Fight Today in Journal Square - JJ
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Not really. Far leftists have attempted to redefine the word. In a repeat of the Red Scare, the word has been broadened to include nearly anything, and accusations are thrown around like candy.

Anyway, I didn't mention a particular race and if you filled in the blanks you may be the "racist." Although this misses the point. No one is forcing these "teenagers" to be such degenerates and they're only hurting each other. And I'm sure schoolwork isn't a priority for any of them.


Cut the crap. Don't run for cover now that someone called a spade a spade. You might as well admit what you are. After all you have the anonymity of the internet to hide behind.

If you weren't trying to race bait, then what were you implying with your "Asian Youths" comment?

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Since people are petrified to actually address the problem, in part due to the 21st century Red Scare, we do nothing, and most of these teenagers will end up in prison in several years. So it goes


Out of morbid curiosity, what is your solution? What is it we should be doing and are not?

Posted on: Today 14:42
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Anyone know whats up with Skylark Diner in Newport? I walked by and was going to stop in for a drink today and the door was chained and pad locked.

Posted on: Today 14:22
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Re: Christie bars NJ media cuz he's got POTUS ambitions
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Boris, is it not a fact that the polar ice caps are melting, and the arctic ice levels continue to lower?

Isn't it another fact that right now, the arctic sea ice has reached its lowest level on record?

www.nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

Posted on: Today 13:57
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Re: 75 to 100 Teens Fight Today in Journal Square - JJ
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JCMan8 wrote:
I wonder what these "teens" looked like? Unruly Asian youths I'm sure.



Lol...

You know you're a racist, right?


Not really. Far leftists have attempted to redefine the word. In a repeat of the Red Scare, the word has been broadened to include nearly anything, and accusations are thrown around like candy.

Anyway, I didn't mention a particular race and if you filled in the blanks you may be the "racist." Although this misses the point. No one is forcing these "teenagers" to be such degenerates and they're only hurting each other. And I'm sure schoolwork isn't a priority for any of them.

Since people are petrified to actually address the problem, in part due to the 21st century Red Scare, we do nothing, and most of these teenagers will end up in prison in several years. So it goes.

Posted on: Today 13:40
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Re: JC councilman charged with drunken driving after three-car collision
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Yvonne wrote:
Why would a person drive to Dover and stay 3 minutes?


Drug purchase? To pick someone up or drop them off? There are lots plausible explanations. Hopefully the Jersey or Star Ledger will investigate.


Your demonizing diminishes the real crime, the continuing social pattern of government abuse of power, exploiting the public and violating our trust for personal gain. No one works for the city without 'getting some,' no matter how saintly their self professions.



Agreed, but I think many people think this is limited to one political party and the way to fix this is vote in more people of their party. They are both pretty rotten.

Posted on: Today 13:35
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