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Re: Jitney Bus
#61
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I wish the jitney buses would not belch burning oil so much.

Posted on: Yesterday 8:44
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Re: Property Tax Appeal - Comparable Sales
#62
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Quote:

MDM wrote:
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HamiltonParker wrote:
The deadline for appeal is quickly approaching. Where would I go to find comparable sales for a time period? Thanks, in advance for any advice.


Years back I had a tenant who was a real estate agent. She pulled a mass of comps from the MLS guide on my behalf, which I used in my appeal.

Got any friends with access to MLS?


That is what I have always done - you need three recent sales comps and they must be from within the past 6 months.

Posted on: Yesterday 8:41
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Re: FM BAR AND RESTAURANT
#63
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Any update on when this place will be open or whether they'll be open for lunch? We need some good lunch options over there!

Posted on: Yesterday 8:19
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Re: Marco & Pepe Sold
#64
Newbie
Newbie


Oh no! It was such a great outdoor summer lunch spot! Loved their Kale salad and Mac and Cheese!

Posted on: Yesterday 8:11
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
#65
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Quote:

brewster wrote:
My experience with appraisals is that they're bullshit from top to bottom.


During my financing journey in the pre-housing bubble era, I came to the same conclusion. I became convinced the appraisal came out to whatever the bank (I could only use portfolio lenders.. no Fannie or Freddie) wanted the appraisal to come out too.

One (Emigrant Savings) arbitrarily reduced the value on the appraisal report because the building was attached on two sides (it's a townhouse). This left me with five figure mortgage and far more equity in the property than I had figured (based on comps in the area).

Posted on: Yesterday 2:33
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Re: Property Tax Appeal - Comparable Sales
#66
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Quote:

HamiltonParker wrote:
The deadline for appeal is quickly approaching. Where would I go to find comparable sales for a time period? Thanks, in advance for any advice.


Years back I had a tenant who was a real estate agent. She pulled a mass of comps from the MLS guide on my behalf, which I used in my appeal.

Got any friends with access to MLS?

Posted on: Yesterday 2:23
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Re: Marco & Pepe Sold
#67
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there is a for rent sign in front of M&P space. sad.

Posted on: 3/21 22:51
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
#68
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Quote:

brewster wrote:
My experience with appraisals is that they're bullshit from top to bottom. I was trying to refi and had banks do 2 different appraisals. I held the tape measure for 1 guy. His gross sq footage came out 20% under. The other guys was 15% under. I could see the bogus measurements in the drawings. A rowhouse with a 1 floor extension is easy, it's 2 boxes. The banks said tough shit, that's what it's worth.

What they apparently do is decide what the number should be and then fudge using the measurements and subjective numbers like GRM to make it come out. One appraisal even had the 3 methods, comp, replacement and rent, all come out within a couple of thousand of each other. What do suppose the odds were?

Now take that process, and for the reval make it even faster and shittier. Should be fun.
omg, don't get me started on appraisals. i once had an appraisal done for a refi that was so bad that the bank rejected the appraisal because it was so badly done despite the fact that the property appraised at the value i needed. why use comprabales for a house 5-15 miles away when similar houses have sold right done the street in the recent past?

Posted on: 3/21 22:35
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
#69
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Quote:

mrspigglewiggle wrote:
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bodhipooh wrote:
That article is being bandied about on the NextDoor site. The article is poorly written in that critical facts were left out of the narrative. Before getting all riled up, look at the facts. The taxes did not rise 111% because of the appraisal errors. The guy is looking for sympathy based on half truths.


What is incredibly frustrating is how the reporter absolutely sticks by her misreporting despite multiple comments stating that this story is bullcrap. She keeps insisting that the owner was bamboozled because of an incorrect bathroom/bedroom count--however, multiple people have sourced the original MLS sheet showing 6 bedrooms as well as the owner's OWN for rent listing showing 6 bedrooms. She completely ignores his purchase price. I would bet good money that the house is not 1500 sq ft as he claimed, anyone with eyes can see that. Several comments have calculated square foot based on Google Earth/dug up property records that show around 2600 sq ft. I could go on and on.

The article and journalist either have an agenda... or are incredibly dense. Neither of which is good in media.


Exactly. I didn't want to get into all the details, but glad you did. In addition to what you state above, a few people went through the hassle of documenting the actual history of the property in terms of taxes, sale values, and MLS listings. It is SUPER CLEAR to anyone wanting to get to the truth that the story is BS. But, of course, people react emotionally, instead of rationally, and this story is now being used by those who want to oppose the reval at any cost.

What is the expression for that? Oh, yeah: feels before reals!

Posted on: 3/21 22:30
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Re: Jitney Bus
#70
Not too shy to talk
Not too shy to talk


I wish the jitneys would run an express route into manhattan.

start at JSQ, go down JFK Blvd, then turn right at Congress and head into the Lincoln Tunnel via the Hoboken viaduct. It would cut commute times by about 15-20 mins.

Not every bus would be an express bus obviously, but maybe one every 5-10 mins during peak hours.

How do we go about recommending this change?

Posted on: 3/21 22:10
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
#71
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Not too shy to talk


Quote:

bodhipooh wrote:
That article is being bandied about on the NextDoor site. The article is poorly written in that critical facts were left out of the narrative. Before getting all riled up, look at the facts. The taxes did not rise 111% because of the appraisal errors. The guy is looking for sympathy based on half truths.


What is incredibly frustrating is how the reporter absolutely sticks by her misreporting despite multiple comments stating that this story is bullcrap. She keeps insisting that the owner was bamboozled because of an incorrect bathroom/bedroom count--however, multiple people have sourced the original MLS sheet showing 6 bedrooms as well as the owner's OWN for rent listing showing 6 bedrooms. She completely ignores his purchase price. I would bet good money that the house is not 1500 sq ft as he claimed, anyone with eyes can see that. Several comments have calculated square foot based on Google Earth/dug up property records that show around 2600 sq ft. I could go on and on.

The article and journalist either have an agenda... or are incredibly dense. Neither of which is good in media.

Posted on: 3/21 21:43
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PROLIFERATE: Nimbus Dance Works Performance & Gala - April 7 @ White Eagle Hall
#72
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Join Nimbus Dance Works for a special evening April 7th at Jersey City’s White Eagle Hall!

Proliferate: Jersey City Performance & Gala

at White Eagle Hall: Friday 4/7 7:30pm

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

This co-presentation of Nimbus Dance Works and Jersey City Theater Center features Nimbus in All Star Ball Passing Redux, Charles Moulton’s renowned masterwork; audience favorite Mapping, by UK Choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller; Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott’s Surface Tension; Plus: Guest Appearance by Internationally-Acclaimed PeiJu Chien-Pott.

"Best performances of 2016" - Huffington Post

"Nimbus helps define the American experience" - Star Ledger

Performance immediately followed by a Gala Reception Honoring
the Dance To Learn Program, a statewide Creative Movement Program which Nimbus provides for over 350 Jersey City students annually. Proliferate will Raise Funds for Nimbus’ Dance Progams in the Jersey City Schools.

Venue:
White Eagle Hall: 335-337 Newark Ave. Jersey City

Tickets:
Performance + Gala: $95 by 4/6; $125 at door
Performance Only: Premium $50 by 4/6; $55 at door / General $35 by 4/6; $40 at door

Gala Evening Includes: Drinks, Light Fare, Live/Silent Auction, Dancing!

Attire: Festive

Gala Honorees:
Dance to Learn Program Creators, Founders and Implementers:

Laura Marchese – Dance To Learn Curriculum Author
Michelle Marigliano – Special Projects/Assessment, Young Audiences of New Jersey
Wendy Liscow – Education Program Officer, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Lisa Grimes – Executive Director, Dance New Jersey
Raegan Wood – Director, Taylor School, Dance To Learn Curriculum Author

Nimbus Award for Service Through the Arts:

Justin Perez – Nimbus Company Dancer & Company Manager

Event Sponsor: Ben Lopiccolo Development Group

Guest Performer: PeiJu Chien-Pott

Nimbus Performers: PeiJu Chien-Pott, Hannah Weeks, Chloe Slade, Shay Bland, Samantha Barriento, Maeve McEwen, Robert Lewis, Tracy Dunbar, Rony Lenis, Maurice Ivy,Brooke Naylor,Alice Bacani, Desriee Lovett, Kaitlyn Nguyen, Patrick O'Brien, Malcolm Jones, Sommer Gomez, Lucy Reider, Quincy Willingham

Questions? info@nimbusdanceworks.org or (201) 377-0718
www.NIMBUSDANCEWORKS.ORG

Posted on: 3/21 21:13
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Re: U.S. Sen. Menendez - new federal investigation
#73
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Quote:

TheBigGuy wrote:
Now this should be interesting to watch... this was a political hit job from the previous admin "non- political" DOJ... now with all the NJ connections in the WH. What can we do to make this all go away?

Let's start watching how the senator starts voting? Starting with a Scotus vote?


LoL

Posted on: 3/21 20:25
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Re: Property Tax Appeal - Comparable Sales
#74
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Quote:

HamiltonParker wrote:
The deadline for appeal is quickly approaching. Where would I go to find comparable sales for a time period? Thanks, in advance for any advice.


Honestly, if I were doing it again I'd let a one of the lawyers that work on commission handle it. We just don't have access to the proper data in usable form. I walked in there with a handful of unusable comps and didn't know it.

Posted on: 3/21 20:19
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
#75
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My experience with appraisals is that they're bullshit from top to bottom. I was trying to refi and had banks do 2 different appraisals. I held the tape measure for 1 guy. His gross sq footage came out 20% under. The other guys was 15% under. I could see the bogus measurements in the drawings. A rowhouse with a 1 floor extension is easy, it's 2 boxes. The banks said tough shit, that's what it's worth.

What they apparently do is decide what the number should be and then fudge using the measurements and subjective numbers like GRM to make it come out. One appraisal even had the 3 methods, comp, replacement and rent, all come out within a couple of thousand of each other. What do suppose the odds were?

Now take that process, and for the reval make it even faster and shittier. Should be fun.

Posted on: 3/21 20:12
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Re: Property Tax Appeal - Comparable Sales
#76
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The deadline for appeal is quickly approaching. Where would I go to find comparable sales for a time period? Thanks, in advance for any advice.

Posted on: 3/21 19:58
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Re: Fulop: Trump’s proposed budget would cost Jersey City $9.6M in HUD funding
#77
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Quote:

JSleeze wrote:
Quote:

Monroe wrote:

Give me a break, do you want to break down every cost for every POTUS and their families? Right now, Obama is sunning himself on a private island in Tahiti-for a month-with Secret Service protection-an island with one hotel, where rooms start at $2K a night. Michelle is god knows where getting protection, as are both kids, one in DC and the other in NY.


Jesus Christ, Mary Pat - do you even have the ability to critique information as you take it in or is it just a straight mainlining of Hannity, Rush and the Dooce?

No. There isn't only one hotel in Tahiti. $2,000 a night? No. There are many, many for far less - the InterContinental is showing up on Trip Advisor, for instance, for $270 per night. This is the same asinine shit that led to a bunch of bobble heads running around saying Obama's trip to India cost $2 billion. That was absurd on its face - if you stopped and thought about math - m-a-t-h - for like three seconds, you'd realize that unless they were sleeping with blankets that were stuffed with ten million dollar bills, it would be impossible to spend $2 billion. But thinking isn't much at a premium these days...


They've actually already admitted on here that they are okay with being lied to. I really only engage because it's so easy to poke holes in the bullshit but then they just ignore any sources/facts and start ranting about Obama. Not a lot of thinkers on Trump's side to the surprise of no one.

Posted on: 3/21 18:33
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Re: Fulop: Trump’s proposed budget would cost Jersey City $9.6M in HUD funding
#78
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jsleeze, he's staying on a private island with one hotel. I guess the SS could helicopter in from another island . . . or paddle an outrigger . . . or use a Miami Vice powerboat . . . but the fact remains that the SS is providing 24/7 security while Barack Hussein Obama is spending a month in Polynesia. Which is fine and proper, as is providing protection for a First Family in office.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/17/politic ... s-barack-obama/index.html

Posted on: 3/21 18:15
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
#79
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That article is being bandied about on the NextDoor site. The article is poorly written in that critical facts were left out of the narrative. Before getting all riled up, look at the facts. The taxes did not rise 111% because of the appraisal errors. The guy is looking for sympathy based on half truths.

Posted on: 3/21 17:35
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
#80
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Quite a regular


Reading the article, he is tackling the problem in an ineffectual, time wasting manner.

One should:

1) make sure your taxes are paid in full, even as bad as the assessment/billing is

2) file an appeal directly with the *County* Board of Taxation.

3) do so before the April 1st deadline.

Unlike him, you notably cut the municipality and its tax assessor out of the loop. This is all covered by statute (NJSA 54:3). Hire a lawyer, already, Phil O.

If you do not like the County Board of Taxation's assessment, then you can appeal to the NJ State Tax Court.

Here's the nice part. When you win your appeal, the municipality refunds your tax overpayment, plus pays an additional 5% interest to you. Tax appeal refunds put a hurt into the muni budget; the town will take notice and direct its attention to its tax assessor or reval firm or both.







Posted on: 3/21 16:58
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Re: Did you know the City Council is required at (Open Public Meeting Act) Caucus allow public to speak
#81
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Thank you Parkman. Yes, a council is a governing body, as defined the in the definition section of the law.
Also, the council defines itself as a governing body, on its page of the JC website.

Posted on: 3/21 16:46
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Re: Serial killer: Body of Jersey City Craigslist "Escort" not found near Jones Beach
#82
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Posted on: 3/21 16:36
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
#83
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Quote:

ecoindie wrote:
http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/ ... ble_after_phantom_15.html

Appraisal Systems (Fulop hired for Reval) caused Maplewood property owner's property taxes to rise 111 percent from $7,100 to $15,000 in 18 months with bogus claims of non existent improvements and features.


And that property owner is a former Fulop aide who, last I know, worked at the JCRA.

Posted on: 3/21 16:29
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
#84
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Not too shy to talk


http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/ ... ble_after_phantom_15.html

Appraisal Systems (Fulop hired for Reval) caused Maplewood property owner's property taxes to rise 111 percent from $7,100 to $15,000 in 18 months with bogus claims of non existent improvements and features.

Posted on: 3/21 15:11
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Re: Jersey City sees 3 shootings in less than 24 hours (Heights and Greenville)
#85
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Attaboy Luther. How dare those “progressives” put labels on you.

Posted on: 3/21 15:07
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Re: Buying to live in Bergen-Lafayette a good idea?
#86
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Quote:

Pebble wrote:
Quote:

Monroe wrote:
Quote:

Pebble wrote:
Hey look! Here's another thread about an area with people commenting on it without knowing a damn thing.

Considering that houses in BeLa have Sotheby's signs out front, I'd say gentrification has already come...


Sotheby's the auction house sold off their name years ago re:real estate . . . the nice blue signs have nothing to do with the auction house these days.

No houses for auction...


huh?

Monroe was just saying that Sotheby's (normally referred to as as an "auction house") is in no way associated with the real estate operation that uses the same name. But, many people make the association and assume that it is one and the same, which leads to other assumptions.

Posted on: 3/21 13:50
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Re: Fulop: Trump’s proposed budget would cost Jersey City $9.6M in HUD funding
#87
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Quote:

Monroe wrote:

Give me a break, do you want to break down every cost for every POTUS and their families? Right now, Obama is sunning himself on a private island in Tahiti-for a month-with Secret Service protection-an island with one hotel, where rooms start at $2K a night. Michelle is god knows where getting protection, as are both kids, one in DC and the other in NY.


Jesus Christ, Mary Pat - do you even have the ability to critique information as you take it in or is it just a straight mainlining of Hannity, Rush and the Dooce?

No. There isn't only one hotel in Tahiti. $2,000 a night? No. There are many, many for far less - the InterContinental is showing up on Trip Advisor, for instance, for $270 per night. This is the same asinine shit that led to a bunch of bobble heads running around saying Obama's trip to India cost $2 billion. That was absurd on its face - if you stopped and thought about math - m-a-t-h - for like three seconds, you'd realize that unless they were sleeping with blankets that were stuffed with ten million dollar bills, it would be impossible to spend $2 billion. But thinking isn't much at a premium these days...

Posted on: 3/21 13:14
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
#88
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I cannot be specific because during the caucus meeting the public cannot ask questions, it was only stated it would be a public school.

Posted on: 3/21 12:45
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Re: Jersey City sees 3 shootings in less than 24 hours (Heights and Greenville)
#89
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Quote:

Wishful_Thinking wrote:
I've take to reading between the lines whenever I see an article, or comment from the JC Spokesperson, like this. "'uncooperative' with police", "feud between acquaintances". Sad, but you read enough of these and it's hard not to believe the subtext or hidden meaning you read in is actually there.

I'm thinking about this because I live in the Heights, and the shooting occurred literally 2 blocks from my apartment! Would someone else be concerned? Possibly new arrivals to the neighborhood would - but with my internal "Rosetta Stone", I have a picture of the people involved and somehow know they are the type I avoid, whose stores I stay out of, whose blocks I skirt.


People like you call people like me "racist" for expressing the exact same sentiment, just in blunter terms.

That's why I can't STAND "progressives," or your sanctimonious hypocrisy. I care about the truth, not your silly language games. And you know the truth as well as I do.

Posted on: 3/21 12:41
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
#90
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Quote:

Monroe wrote:
Silly comment. First, the projected project will have access to Johnston Avenue and Phillips Street. Second, the extension of Jersey Avenue into LSP is planned. So yes, it's a direct comparison.

Yes, I was measuring the time to drive from Phllips to Grand; it's around 10 minutes.

I've heard talk of the extension. But it obviously does not currently exist; is not a done deal; and there is no ETA. And I see little indication that its planned existence is included in the property values in the surrounding neighborhood.

And again, if the city sells it to the highest bidder, what will be put there? 10 or 20 story condos? A casino? A big conference center? How much do you think those projects will push for big abatements?


Quote:
As far as the 'donation', since it's being paid back....

Incorrect. Yet again, there is NO repayment. They are donations.


Quote:
Since we know JC school aid is frozen from the state, and likely diminish because of School Adjustment Aid reforms, what will be the cost to JC taxpayers for this 'free school'?

Why gosh, let's think about this.

Let's say I give you a car. You then pout and proclaim "It's not free, because now I have to pay for the gas, insurance and maintenance!" Does that sound right to you?

The developers are building a public school from scratch, at no cost to the city or its taxpayers. I'd say that qualifies as "free."

Posted on: 3/21 11:56
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