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Re: Homicide unit probes man’s death in Downtown JC
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'm so impressed with your ability to get triggered and butthurt with every single post I make, snowflake. I'll even come full circle and drag Yvonne into this, just for you :)


Too early in my day for the JC List drinking game, but you did manage to get all the words on mine. Trigger, snowflake and Yvonne. I'll save it for later.


LOL CHEERS

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Re: Overheard at Word
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Metropolitan Diary of last Friday afternoon....

While browsing early afternoon in Word, I heard this exchange between a customer (he did make a purchase) and the manager (? perhaps, older guy):

Customer: It would be good if you had more titles -- not just liberal and left -- more of a range.

Manager: This is what we have. Gotta a problem ; tough! (he went from zero to 60 pretty quick)

Customer: I'm just saying. There are a lot of people in this town. The selection is pretty slim.

Manager: Well you can shop elsewhere you creep!

That's verbatim....and it continued a little bit. The customer just paid for his hard cover (I think the place is often too $) and left.

We should all think about the echo chambers we occupy -- well, I do -- and this bothered me alot. Being the only bookstore in town gives Word a certain confidence I guess but I'll think more about just using NYC I think.


Well, it is the right of the bookstore, or any store for that matter, to stock the product it desires. If the customer was not satisfied, shop somewhere else?

At least the manager didn't refuse to service the customer, say like a baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding. Or a county court clerk who refused to issue a marriage licence to a gay couple. Nor did the manager refuse to sell a customer a product in stock, like some pharmacists who refuse to sell Plan B or other contraceptives even though it's already on the shelf.

Please tell me how Word is so bad.



The store is absolutely right to sell what they want. If the conversation was accurate and I was the owner, I would be very upset the way the employee spoke to a customer. Very unprofessional. Especially when my competition is Amazon and B&N online.

I am surprised the customer brought the book after being called a "creep"... that sounds odd.

Posted on: 2/27 12:34
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Re: JC plans to install 80+ speed bumps in 2019.
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Agreed... I actually stand in marked crosswalks on Grand Street to help older people and mothers pushing a carriage holding on to toddler hands. Recently a friggin bus blew through an intersection with me and a woman/carriage standing in the middle. That turned out great... a Jersey City cop behind the bus stopped, let us clear the intersection, turned lights went on and he caught the jerk down by Grand and Grove.

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Good. Te City needs to install stop signs or speed bumps at most intersections where there is no light. yesterday, i watched in horror as several cars failed to yield to an 80 year old woman trying to cross the street. absolutely, ridiculous.

Posted on: 2/24 14:56
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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And AOC's Green New Deal tour coming up is being funded by left wing billionaires.... your point is what?

Less than two months in office... how exactly does her touring the country promoting her "brand" help her Queens constituents. She really needs more OJT on Capitol Hill.

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Unsurprisingly, AOC flipped the script on her billboard critics, pointing out that it's funded by billionaires (notably the Mercers, big Trump backers), who are clearly not trying to reach local Queens / New Yorkers with a billboard in Times Square.

http://gothamist.com/2019/02/21/aoc_times_square_billboard.php


Posted on: 2/22 22:54
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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AOC earned a degree in economics? and ended up bartending? and then her career took a turn for the worse ending up in Congress.




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Tax revenue 27 billion, tax break generated from that 3 billion. AOC is as stupid about math as she is on everything else.

Why, because she doesn't think NYC should bend over backwards for a corporate behemoth?

This was not a free lunch. Amazon was not gifting NYC with billions in tax revenues. See post #153 above.


No, its because she stated she would rather spend "the capital" elsewhere. There is no capital, Amazon is the capital, and the tax breaks were future breaks that hinge on their job creation numbers. BU cum laude degree in economics apparently isn't worth all that much.

Hopefully she was a better bartender - she should go back to working for tips.

And I'm a liberal.

Posted on: 2/21 23:13
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Re: Plastic bag bans coming to Hoboken, Jersey City
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Plastics Bag.... Straws.... What about plastic eating utensils?

Ohhhhhh wait a minute.... https://nypost.com/2019/02/16/city-cou ... r&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

Posted on: 2/19 1:29
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Re: Plastic bag bans coming to Hoboken, Jersey City
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LOL.... somehow I think you are totally missing the point of this green program. You do know that we have only 11 years to live before Mother Nature rightfully reclaims what is her's.

Now.... what row at Home Depot did you say you found them???



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A box of 1,000 bags is only $25. Figure I'll buy a box and keep a bunch in the car and my kid's stroller (which seconds as a shopping cart).

Posted on: 2/18 19:22
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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You could be right... if I remember correctly The Mayor's first term had all sorts of political / pay to play corruption investigations, though he somehow skated through that minefield.

Now he wants to be President and Bezos/WaPo support would be a +++. He would never get that support from NYT unless he was the democrat nominee. Can you imagine the demographic data Amazon has?



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A large question remains to be answered: there were other cities and states offering quite a bit more in incentives. For instance, Newark had about six billion dollars in the pot. So why did Amazon choose the NY area? They had to know that Unions were going to scramble to get into their buildings (they're presently trying to organize a hundred million dollar Staten Island distribution center). When this thing is looked at under closer scrutiny I've a feeling that more reasoning of a personal nature (read Bezos) will come to light. There's more than meets the eye and good investigative journalism will uncover it.

Posted on: 2/18 15:25
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Yes,,,, typical progressive posturing... I was for it before I was against it. Or vice versa. LOL

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now, de blasio is changing his tune and slamming amazon...lol...he's almost as bad as trump. how can he slam amazon when he and cuomo and others were enablers?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/20 ... w-york-mayor-slams-amazon

Posted on: 2/18 5:58
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Interesting read.... laughed at the quote about economists reassessing their position that the new technical world would float everyone to the top of the prosperity mountain. They promoted a global economy that would transcend nation states / borders as economic zones (EU / NAFTA) and big business changed the world.

Washington DC and American Big Business sold out the American worker in the 90s promising our future prosperity was moving away from old middle class manufacturing jobs to the "new" service economy jobs today, whose results are described perfectly by the writer.

The bubble in the new service economy burst when offshoring jobs became the norm and importing of contract tech workers at half the salaries of Americans destroyed the middle class job market and career paths.




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What Amazon got wrong about New York City

https://www.theverge.com/interface/201 ... ecy-incentives-automation

Posted on: 2/17 3:38
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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The cost of doing business in NYC and NY State probably warranted the $3B incentives just for them to be in contention. 25K jobs does mean something to a local economy... especially if they are blue collar jobs.

Google and Amazon are two different business models... And why would I expect a positive article from the NYT? Bezos owns their liberal competitor WaPo. Do you really think the NYT want Bezos pitching a tent in their backyard?



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another insightful NYT article about amazon subsidies. so, amazon got $570 million from virginia and $100 million from Nashville, yet NYC offered $3 billion? WTH?
oh, and give me a break about the 25,000 jobs that amzn was gonna bring to LIC with an average salary of $150,000. that could mean anything from 1 person making $5 million and rest make peanuts....why should taxpayers subsidize someone's $25 million salary?



https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/14/ups ... nn-subsidies-critics.html

Posted on: 2/15 3:14
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Re: JC historic commission to vote Monday on demolition of St. Peter’s school buildings
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The HPHA on sent out emails today talking about the meeting and then the subsequent postponement. I think their position is preservation... however their 180 degree turnaround on their opposition to the Tower built on Van Vorst paint factory property diminished my opinion about that group.

I think preserving the huge trees that obstruct the view of the rundown buildings are more important. Looking at a couple of links in this thread, I understand the nostalgia/historical angles but frankly is just a small side street now. Not a prominent location like Washington St. The Beehive / Old High School or Bank(s) on Montgomery.

Posted on: 2/12 0:55
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Re: Anybody around here go to the ill-fated Fyre Festival, or know someone that did?
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I am wondering why anyone would volunteer they got caught up in that scam... as bad as the Nigerian Princes. Supposed ethical issues with the Hulu and Netflix documentaries.

I watched Hulu... thought it was very entertaining and educational, especially how Jerry Media knew early on they were promoting a scam. They seem as guilty as McFarland, the lead grifter! Via social media blitz, they promoted the event and then proceed squelch the few critics trying to warn people off.

Did not watch Netflix when I read Jerry Media were co-producers. Hulu was criticized paying McFarland to appear... they got scammed too, he said nothing on camera that was not from his lawyer's lips. I am sure that Hulu check went right to the lawyers.

Posted on: 2/12 0:35
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Re: JC historic commission to vote Monday on demolition of St. Peter’s school buildings
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Good riddance.... I would say it is an eye sore, but most people do not even know the falling down building is there! I was just walking by the Humanities Building on my way to work the other day admiring what a fine looking building it is for its age.

If it is a parking lot, hopefully it will get all the student/faculty/ visitors parking on Grand Street off the public street and onto their property.

Posted on: 2/10 20:26
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Re: Fulop and the ‘Fight for Fifteen’
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This is really a slick move to increase tax collected by the state. Hopefully it wont put too many places out of business or cause too many to decrease staff.


Businesses suffering the most will be McDonalds franchieses and other shitty employers.

It's not going to chase anyone out, but it may lead to price increases for consumers that consume shitty, cheap products.

Tax collection on people making minimum wage isnt going to make a dent in the budget.


Curious what you mean by "McDonalds franchises and other shitty employers". Is there something wrong with those types of jobs... or the businesses themselves?

Posted on: 2/7 20:07
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Re: World Trade Center PATH station to close on weekends through 2020
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Isn‘t it inconvenient to be shlepping from Exchange and braving the cold weather to get to the ferry?


There are two ferry stops... I assume you can choose where to board... and the one with the bar/restaurant is closer.

Posted on: 1/28 3:52
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Re: A new N.J. bar’s dress code was called racist. The owner says it was ‘an oversight.’
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Reread the article... the article said (and I'm simplifying) "Some people called the policy racist." The writer of the article didn't say it was racist, I'll repeat, they said "Some people called the policy racist."

Here's the actual text of the article... "The references to oversized jewelry, low and belt-less pants, and head gear, particularly, were seen by some as racially specific and led a number of patrons to take to social media to question if the bar is expressly attempting to keep patrons of color out of the premises."

You assume the press is liberal... makes you a conservative... the "press" is middle of the road.


The only ones making a big "national" deal out of this local story is the "liberal press". In your citation, the writer gets to explain the "subliminal racism" in the poster... while other liberal press claim it is "overt racism" So what exactly is it? Kinda like picking between global warming or climate change.

Posted on: 1/19 3:16
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Re: A new N.J. bar’s dress code was called racist. The owner says it was ‘an oversight.’
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This silly story is on prominent national news websites... yawn.

Posted on: 1/17 3:43
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Re: McGreevey alleges he is victim of Fulop retaliation
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Remember the fanfare created when this program was announced and introduced to the public by Fulop. This was not a program "for the children".... but "for the criminals" and I am speaking strictly about the people running it. Is anyone really surprised about this Hudson County / JC Hackrama?

Posted on: 1/7 4:42
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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WTC ... talk about the literal "white elephant"... they have dimmed the lights in the building because some genius finally figured out that white is a difficult color to keep clean. Particularly in winter. Consequently people are falling down the steps to the PATH because they not seeing steps or not using the handrails which were installed long after it opened, for obvious safety reasons. And it leaks? LOL

Posted on: 1/2 23:30
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Re: DTJC ? Where
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As long as this conversation of self entitlement being connected to d-bags... have a chuckle :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdnBV-S-RXk

Posted on: 12/31 22:33
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Re: DTJC ? Where
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Have you seen the other video of the poor clerk being abused by the 6' 4" person wearing pink sneakers who wanted to be called Ma'am. With 79 genders to consider, I can understand how the clerk might be confused.

Posted on: 12/30 17:09
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Re: Men's Hair Cut Suggestions Downtown JC
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Ray's... 46 Park Pl, New York, Not DTJC but next to WTC PATH. Never a wait because of the number of chairs... all barbers are very good.

Posted on: 12/30 17:02
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Re: World Trade Center PATH station to close on weekends through 2020
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And speaking of OCD... right on time!

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Why are Yvonne and the NAs not up in arms about this? This will directly affect the quality of life for many residents. Why are they not screeching and putting pressure on the mayor to try and get the PA to at least increase service on the other line?

Posted on: 12/29 11:56
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Re: Ring in 2019 at these hot spots in Hudson County
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$200 per person at the front door of The South House on Newark Ave? You would think that is a typo... but tickets ahead of time are only $165. That would buy some great steaks and wine to consume at home.

Posted on: 12/29 3:26
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Re: World Trade Center PATH station to close on weekends through 2020
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If the PA NY/NJ was a store or other legitimate business, their name would probably be SEARS.


LOL Then there would be no question about where to hang the Xmas Tree and the OCDers would be grappling with the next insignificant problem in their lives.

Posted on: 12/29 3:15
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Re: Post Office-Parking
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LOL.... that is a whole other thread too! Add to that list picking up a signature required letter.

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I have more of a problem with them taking the metered parking spots, always in short supply. I hate having to go there to pick up a package they never even tried to deliver.

Posted on: 12/15 19:58
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Re: Post Office-Parking
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That area is essentially dead space... between the ramp on the left of the photo and to the right (out of frame) are the side entry steps to the building, not to mention a few grown trees. No pedestrian would walk that space next to the building, because the clear obvious walkway is in the foreground.

You would have a better argument on the York Street side because they generally park opposite and parallel to the one way direction which means they need to backout on the sidewalk by the exit ramp or do a Y Turn on a very narrow sidewalk to face the correct direction and exit via ramp. Sometimes they are USPS cars looking at the windshield placards.

Either way, the real issue is that the USPS employee was being a real jerk to pedestrians and it might be more effective to speak with the Postmaster.

Posted on: 12/15 17:12
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Re: Post Office-Parking
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I have never had an issue with them parking on the sidewalk... they are generally pretty courteous stopping for pedestrians as the enter the loading dock area from Montgomery. Or moving cars from that sidewalk to Montgomery.

I have noticed over last week there have been a couple of large trucks pulled right up to the marked/painted crosswalk on Washington & York. Need to be careful walking out from behind them to cross because you won't be seen by speeding drivers on Washington Street. That will only get worse as the snow piles up.

Parking the trucks has always been a problem in that area and I am sure there are some old threads about this issue. Sorry to hear you had a run with a jerk on the sidewalk.

Posted on: 12/15 6:19
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Re: Police horse unit may return in Jersey City
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The NJ State Police had three mounted troopers tonight at Exchange Place... have to admit my reluctance to see the JCPD unit reactivated, but the troopers and their horses were well received by the commuters with smiles and camera flashes.

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