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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Also, this will not be popular but I would be in favor of removing seats from the subway cars. Not an ideal situation but I'd rather stand on the PATH than wait on the platform. (You could still keep a few priority seats available for the truly disabled).

Strap hangers across the entire car would help too.


I don’t mind standing, but unlike the laborers and service workers I ride with, I sit on my cracker-butt most of the day and get paid more for it.

So you get paid more huh. Do you normally reveal your salary to strangers on the train ? And what makes you think they make less than you ? You'd be surprised at what people make based on their looks.


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Posted on: 2017/4/7 20:51
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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bodhipooh wrote:
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Also, this will not be popular but I would be in favor of removing seats from the subway cars. Not an ideal situation but I'd rather stand on the PATH than wait on the platform. (You could still keep a few priority seats available for the truly disabled).

Strap hangers across the entire car would help too.


This is an idea that I think is worthy of consideration. But, not sure why you present it as a binary choice. The PATH could set up trains that incorporate cars of different types. SRO cars could be identified by painting them with a different external color, or by some sort of special decal on the window. One or two such cars could help alleviate overcrowding. Instead of straps hanging from the roof, they could outfit the cars with horizontal bars placed in the middle of the car, making it easier for the vertically challenged to be able to ride safely.


Makes sense to me. And I never understood why the horizontal bars did not extend across the entire car. I always stay in the middle of the car just to make sure I am near them.

Posted on: 2017/4/6 21:33
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Re: St. Anthony's High School is Closing
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All else being equal (and I know JC Public Schools are not "equal"), I've always thought it was a waste for children to be taking religion classes instead of math, science, technology, history, language, etc.

And I went to Catholic schools. Could have learned so much more during that time.

Posted on: 2017/4/6 20:47
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Also, this will not be popular but I would be in favor of removing seats from the subway cars. Not an ideal situation but I'd rather stand on the PATH than wait on the platform. (You could still keep a few priority seats available for the truly disabled).

Strap hangers across the entire car would help too.

Posted on: 2017/4/6 20:27
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Here's a question/thought: I rode from Grove-33rd yesterday (not my usual route) and noted that very few people got off the train at Christopher, 9th, 14th or 23rd. Would it increase capacity to have "express" trains that skipped those stations and went direct to 33rd? This is a legit question, so there's no need to tell me what a dumbass I am.


Besides the one track issue, I think many people are getting off at 33rd now due to the NJTransit issues.

Posted on: 2017/4/6 20:18
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Re: St. Anthony's High School is Closing
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Doesn't Fulop call himself a progressive?

Guess that's limited to passing meaningless gestures, like mandating that every city building have gender neutral bathrooms. Making substantive contributions towards his ostensible cause, like saving this school because it would tremendously benefit underprivileged youth (or even trying to drum up fundraising support), is apparently too much to ask.


And how do you propose the city government go about saving a private religious institution? I see your posts. Many seem to be of the right of center, market rules variety. Now you want the government involved?

SMH


It's about priorities. Mandating that all city buildings have gender neutral bathrooms is grandstanding, a complete waste of money, and accomplishes absolutely nothing.

That money would be much better spent trying to save this school, and to help the underprivileged youth make something of themselves and stay off the streets. And as I said, the least the guy could do is try and gin up support for fundraising.

It's the difference between caring about looking good vs. actually doing good.


More like the difference between making a logical argument vs. slamming your political opponent.

I don't like Fulop either but your post is nonsensical.

Posted on: 2017/4/5 23:32
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Re: St. Anthony's High School is Closing
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St. Anthony High School had a national reputation for producing outstanding basketball players.


Thanks.

Posted on: 2017/4/5 21:20
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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What if they go rid of some of the seats at the ends of the cars and made the seats priority only? (Elderly, pregnant, sick, etc).

Posted on: 2017/4/5 1:29
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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So what happened on the PATH today? Track condition?

Posted on: 2017/4/4 14:14
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Sleep—or a hassle-free morning commute.

Choose wisely


Or negotiate with your employer to come in later.


Hahaha. Cute.

Choose wisely


If you're valuable to the company, they will find a way.

Posted on: 2017/4/3 22:47
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Re: Tab for public workers' unused sick days tops $2 billion
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I never understood why employers (private or public) should pay for sick days. The way sick days should work is if you're sick, you don't come to work and you're still paid your salary (or equivalent compensation). Paying people later for unused sick time is nonsensical.

Posted on: 2017/4/3 15:54
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Re: Big Brother is watching: '1984' returns to theaters
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I thought they should have shown this when Obama was caught ramping up the NSA, spying on reporters, eavesdropping on foreign leaders like Germany's Merkel, surveilling Rooskies at Trump Tower, leaking sensitive information for political gain, that sort of thing. All those took place before last November as I recall.


When it comes to privacy rights, every President stands on the shoulders of previous Presidents.

I fully support criticizing these overreaches by Obama. But will you do the same when Trump follows suit? Based on your posting history, I doubt it. You support party over country.


Are you kidding? Most Republicans don't think President Trump IS Republican, lol. But please show me where you criticized Obama for his amping up the NSA and the like-I don't recall you getting wound up over this.


I criticized Bush and Obama then for their privacy overreaches and I still do now. Looking forward to you doing the same with Trump.

I've never been a fan of Democrats. Republicans either. They both suck. You root for your political party regardless of what they do, that's all.

Posted on: 2017/4/2 23:01
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Re: Big Brother is watching: '1984' returns to theaters
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I thought they should have shown this when Obama was caught ramping up the NSA, spying on reporters, eavesdropping on foreign leaders like Germany's Merkel, surveilling Rooskies at Trump Tower, leaking sensitive information for political gain, that sort of thing. All those took place before last November as I recall.


When it comes to privacy rights, every President stands on the shoulders of previous Presidents.

I fully support criticizing these overreaches by Obama. But will you do the same when Trump follows suit? Based on your posting history, I doubt it. You support party over country.

Posted on: 2017/4/2 19:38
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Frank_M wrote:
Sleep—or a hassle-free morning commute.

Choose wisely


Or negotiate with your employer to come in later. Newport at 9 am is fine.

Posted on: 2017/3/31 16:46
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Sleep—or a hassle-free morning commute.

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+1

I'm been getting to work earlier and avoiding the crowds. 8:30 is impossible on PATH. Just don't do it.

Oddly enough, the return home commute isn't as bad.


It doesn't seem odd to me, lots of people stay in NYC for dinner/happy hours

Posted on: 2017/3/31 16:45
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Re: Teens, ages 13 and 15, shot early Sunday morning in JC (3:00 am)
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Forget the curfew law. Throw the parents in the can for child neglect. Why are a 13 and 15 year old out that late? Keeping track of teenagers is hard? Guess what, raising kids IS hard.


Yes, throw the kids in foster care, I'm sure that will do wonders for their development. -____-

Yes because it was obviously going so well.


And foster care is the solution?

Posted on: 2017/3/28 3:24
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Re: Teens, ages 13 and 15, shot early Sunday morning in JC (3:00 am)
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Forget the curfew law. Throw the parents in the can for child neglect. Why are a 13 and 15 year old out that late? Keeping track of teenagers is hard? Guess what, raising kids IS hard.


Yes, throw the kids in foster care, I'm sure that will do wonders for their development. -____-

Posted on: 2017/3/27 17:12
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Re: A violent 36 hours in Jersey City: 5 shot and 8 arrested during gun investigations
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I still believe that the root cause to crime that is motivated by money is a lack of blue collar, process factory work and manufacturing.

Look at the list of US corporation that do all their manufacturing in China and how many of them once were manufacturing in New Jersey and Jersey City.

http://www.jiesworld.com/international_corporations_in_china.htm

Trump, Christie and even Fulop need to pull their fingers out and look at ways to have more manufacturing, blue collar laboring jobs in our State and City


Look at the big picture, manufacturing aint coming back. If it does, it's going to American robots.

Posted on: 2017/3/27 13:59
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Re: Mayor Fulop orders gender-neutral restrooms in city buildings
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As per King Steve "Gender diversity is welcomed here; please use the restroom that best fits your gender identity or expression."

So as a male, I can use the women's room any day that it "fits my expression". How grand.

Why aren't women up in arms about this?


Uh, no. You must have missed the part that said all bathrooms will be gender neutral.


Does that mean I have to cut it off?!! Oh No!!


This sounded funnier in your head, didn't it?

Posted on: 2017/3/26 23:25
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Re: Mayor Fulop orders gender-neutral restrooms in city buildings
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JC_Man wrote:
As per King Steve "Gender diversity is welcomed here; please use the restroom that best fits your gender identity or expression."

So as a male, I can use the women's room any day that it "fits my expression". How grand.

Why aren't women up in arms about this?


Uh, no. You must have missed the part that said all bathrooms will be gender neutral.

Posted on: 2017/3/26 0:53
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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I still don't understand what's going on with this $78M. De we have:

1. Doners' giving $78M to a non-profit entity, which then
2. loans it to a for-profit entity (against the value of the land?),
3. which must then repay the loan to the non-profit entity. Hence,
4. The City's 50/50 split of the net doesn't kick in until that loan is repaid.

Is that what's going on?

That's not my understanding.

1. LSC fundraises and gets $78m from donors
2. LSC will invite investors for another $55m worth
3. LSC takes out loans for the rest of the project
4. Nothing has to be repaid to the donors
5. The city starts getting paid for the land, after the project makes $78m in profits; they are paid 50% of subsequent profits.
6. Once the land is paid off, the city's share drops to 20%.


In my opinion, not getting paid back until $78m in profits was a poor deal for JC. JC should be getting a % of revenues from day 1. It doesn't have to be 50% - it could even be 1-5%.

But the current deal just incentivizes LSC to delay profitability. Or redefine what profit is (using accounting tricks).

Posted on: 2017/3/24 16:18
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Which council members voted YES? Let's get their names out there.

Posted on: 2017/3/23 23:20
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Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
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I am glad I moved from Grove Pointe to Paulus Hook when they added the bars downstairs. I knew the QOL would drop with that addition. The bar crawl is great for single folks/childless couples in the neighborhood. Not so much for everyone else.


Glad it worked out for you. Every city has its noisier areas. Newark Ave is the noisy area of downtown. People should keep that in mind.

Posted on: 2017/3/13 16:35
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Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
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It was much better before they closed it off, seems like almost a 3rd of the storefronts are empty on that street now.

Wow. Exaggerate much? Vacancy is pretty low on that stretch of Newark Ave. There's also a number of new businesses, not all of which are restaurants.


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Anyone else remember when it was a servicable road that actually allowed traffic to pass down past the PATH entrance.

Yes, that was like.... 2 years ago

The Pedestrian Plaza is still, on the whole, a big win -- and is not, ultimately, causing this problem. If there was no plaza, we'd still have a bunch of drunk & disorderly people milling about, yelling at the top of their lungs while stumbling towards their cars.


Agreed, like anything else, the pedestrian plaza does have trade offs but overall, the benefits outweigh the costs.

Almost every major city has a pedestrian street with restaurants, bars and shops. It's a great way to centralize a community.

Posted on: 2017/3/13 14:55
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Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
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No question the original sin is the Restaurant Overlay. It wasn't well thought out and no one put much thought into the unintended consequences. Couple that with JC's inability to enforce laws on the book (think noise ordinances) and it is no surprise QOL is an issue around these establishments.

It's gonna get worse as the restaurants are going further from Pedestrian Plaza into areas that most would consider residential.

Every applicant claims to be a "quaint neighbor friendly" restaurant. Please. It's much easier to make fast money selling booze to the broboken drunks than serving gourmet fare to the foodies.

It's really sad to think that huge Hoboken style bars are the best JC could come up with to replace all the 99 cent stores. Blown opportunity in my book...



Who considers Newark Ave residential? Even before the Pedestrian Plaza days, it was still commercial.

Posted on: 2017/3/11 18:47
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Re: ACME Monopoly Game
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Between Costco, internet orders, and patronizing some local places (Young's for veggies and Mahoney's for beef) I hardly buy anything in ACME (formerly A&P) these days. Same for the StopnShop in the Heights.


I hope more people stop by just to comment on whether or not they shop at Acme


I seriously wonder what inspires people to respond to threads in this manner. "I have nothing relevant to say because I don't shop there so instead I'm just going to give a rundown on where I do grocery shop for no apparent reason"


I'm glad that someone is taking the discussion in "ACME Monopoly Game" very seriously. This is important stuff, no time for messing around when Monopoly is at stake.

Posted on: 2017/3/10 2:01
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Nor does cutting the Coast Guard and TSA budgets to build that stupid useless wall.


Agreed. Can't say you're tough on security if you cut the Coast Guard and TSA budget.

Posted on: 2017/3/9 20:46
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Re: Trump Our New President
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The State Department has approved resuming arms sales to Saudi Arabia previously blocked by Barack Obama.

A multi-million dollar technology for Riyadh was blocked by the former President during the final months of his administration over human rights concerns.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wor ... ock-weapons-a7620821.html

Selling arms to a terrorist state like Saudi Arabia makes America less safe. Bad job Trump. Making America safe is clearly not his top priority.

Posted on: 2017/3/9 19:48
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Re: Trump Our New President
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See that Saudi Arabia and it's practices pose a threat to the US


I'm glad to hear a conservative say that. I've seen too many Trump fans parrot his positions without using critical thinking skills.

(I know Hillary/Obama fans do the same. I don't like this either).


I'm a huge Trump supporter and I absolutely hate Saudi Arabia.

However, for the time being they are a necessary ally, unfortunately. Both because of their oil and because they will be funding the safe zones that refugees will go to, which is a more appropriate place for them than here anyway.


Using allies over there is fine.

I'm more concerned with defense of our own country. And you can't tell me we're keeping our country safe by allowing Saudi Arabians in the country after 9/11. There's no comparison between Iran and Saudi Arabia. It's a joke.


This is a silly point. Saudi Arabia will be added to the list when we don't need them anymore. Unfortunately, that probably won't be for a while.

But the perfect is not the enemy of the good.


You're missing the point. We don't need Saudis in our country period.

Yes, it's great to have a strategic ally in the Middle East. But not at the expense of keeping our border vulnerable to terrorist attacks. What happens over here is much more of a direct threat than what happens over there.



No, you are missing the point. The perfect is not the enemy of the good.

The list for the travel ban is just a good start. Of course it could be improved if other countries were added. But what we have now still is helpful.


I understand your point completely. It's not a good solution if Saudi Arabians are still able to enter our country.

This is patting yourself on the back for fixing the faucet even though you have a huge hole in your roof. Congrats, but you have much bigger problems.

Trump could have banned Saudi Arabia but didn't. He banned other countries but not Saudi Arabia. So no, he's not actually concerned with making us safe.

Posted on: 2017/3/8 18:42
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Re: Trump Our New President
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JCMan8 wrote:
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135jc wrote:
See that Saudi Arabia and it's practices pose a threat to the US


I'm glad to hear a conservative say that. I've seen too many Trump fans parrot his positions without using critical thinking skills.

(I know Hillary/Obama fans do the same. I don't like this either).


I'm a huge Trump supporter and I absolutely hate Saudi Arabia.

However, for the time being they are a necessary ally, unfortunately. Both because of their oil and because they will be funding the safe zones that refugees will go to, which is a more appropriate place for them than here anyway.


Using allies over there is fine.

I'm more concerned with defense of our own country. And you can't tell me we're keeping our country safe by allowing Saudi Arabians in the country after 9/11. There's no comparison between Iran and Saudi Arabia. It's a joke.


This is a silly point. Saudi Arabia will be added to the list when we don't need them anymore. Unfortunately, that probably won't be for a while.

But the perfect is not the enemy of the good.


You're missing the point. We don't need Saudis in our country period.

Yes, it's great to have a strategic ally in the Middle East. But not at the expense of keeping our border vulnerable to terrorist attacks. What happens over here is much more of a direct threat than what happens over there.


Posted on: 2017/3/8 4:40
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