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Re: Mayor Fulop not running.....
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Getting himself in order to run for Governor?

Posted on: 1/5 17:40
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Re: Property Taxes
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It sounds like rents will need to increase as well.


I told my tenants increases are coming January 1st. I have a general policy of not raising rents until a current tenant moves out. These big increases is forcing me to not adhere to that policy.

Posted on: 2022/11/3 15:45
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Where do you advertise rentals?
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It has been a long time since I have had to list a rental. Since then I left Facebook, where I used to advertise.

What are good sites to post ads on these days? Craigslist is kind of dead.

Posted on: 2022/11/3 15:44
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Re: Hackers contacted this site to inform us we were hacked
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I get similar emails every now and then stating my laptop is hacked and demanding Bitcoin. They usually end up in my spam folder.

Always the same email but with a different Bitcoin # reference.

Posted on: 2022/10/2 14:36
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Re: Winter home energy price shocks coming
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Here it comes...



State regulators on Wednesday approved double-digit rate increases for four gas providers serving millions of customers in the state, with prices expected to rise by hundreds of dollars on an annualized basis for some people.

PSEG, which serves 1.9 million people across the state, was granted a nearly 25% increase, which would amount to a $256.38 a year hike to the "typical" residential bill, according to the state Board of Public Utilities. BPU commissioners also approved a 15.8%, $258.72 annual increase for New Jersey Natural Gas and its 568,000 ratepayers.

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news ... es-pseg-njng/66934128007/

Posted on: 2022/9/12 15:55
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Re: Winter home energy price shocks coming
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I have a property in New England that I am worrying a bit about. The New England power grid with coal and nuclear being phased out is almost completely dependent on natural gas. The pipeline capacity was never expanded to provide enough gas to keep the lights on during cold periods. Blackouts were only avoided by switching over to no. fuel oil (power plants are generally dual fuel) and getting emergency imports of liquefied natural gas from Russia.

Fuel oil stocks are dangerously low due to shipping so much of it to Europe. Russia? Well.. not sure if that LNG shipment will be arriving this season, given the current political situation.

I am looking into a backup generator and one of these to heat the place:





Never thought I would see a manufactured energy crisis like we had back when I was a kid. Odd / Even day policies coming back regulating when you can get gas for your car?

Posted on: 2022/9/6 18:55
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Re: Winter home energy price shocks coming
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at least we won't be as bad as what is happening in the UK

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Posted on: 2022/9/1 19:07
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Winter home energy price shocks coming
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FYI:

Natural gas prices are up over 250% compared to last year. By some forecasts will be up 400%+ by mid-winter. Since NJ has been replacing coal and nuclear with natural gas, the price increases will raise electric rates dramatically as well.

If you have a commercial meter and haven't locked in a rate, you will see the cost increases soon. Residential meters, the increases will be phased in over time.


Last year gas supply rates were running at $0.30 to $0.45 per therm.

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https://seekingalpha.com/news/3873898- ... -prices-near-record-highs

Posted on: 2022/8/24 13:04
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Re: Do not vaccinate your children!
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Interesting data coming out of the UK comparing vaccinated rates with hospitalization rates.



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https://twitter.com/lchf_matt/status/1549974053766606850


Potential reasons for this in part is covered by MedCram. The virus spike protein has mutated significantly from the spike protein generated by the mRNA jabs. Possibly to the point of providing negative efficacy.




Posted on: 2022/7/22 15:22
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So what is with these recent radiological / nuclear attack PSAs?
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Posted on: 2022/7/15 19:05
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Re: Proposed School Budget Nears One Billion and Portends Big Tax Hike
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Just got 2022 Q3 tax bill. It is a whopping 33.3% increase from 2021 Q3! This is not acceptable!



$1,300+ per qtr for the one property I am not selling (I live in it). Going to give tenants notice that there is going to be a significant rent increase coming.

Posted on: 2022/6/22 2:15
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Re: Historic Preservation Commission Saves St. Peter’s Buildings from Wrecking Ball
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If you remember, The Apple Tree house was at one time in horrendous shape. I remember that pigeons were living in it beacuse there were hole in the roof. That has since been totally restored.



So who is going to pay for this rehab?

Posted on: 2022/6/12 22:13
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Re: Historic Preservation Commission Saves St. Peter’s Buildings from Wrecking Ball
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From what I read earlier about the building, it is a wreck. So is it going to now sit vacant and deteriorate for years?

Posted on: 2022/6/10 13:39
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Re: Where to buy plants in 2022 for spring / summer garden planting?
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Bought a bunch from Novick Hardware on Central Ave in the Heights. $2.50 each, if you buy 8 or more.

Posted on: 2022/5/31 13:23
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Re: Where to buy plants in 2022 for spring / summer garden planting?
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We went to Richfield Farms in Clifton last weekend...nice place with good selection of organic seedlings.


This was my second stop during my day of plant hunting. Good selection and relatively sane prices.

Posted on: 2022/5/30 14:14
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Re: PSE&G Supply Energy Question
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FYI for anyone looking to lock in a rate before kicking on your A/C this summer.

https://www.njenergyratings.com/ has a rate of $0.0123 kWh fixed for 3 months, which is a bit below what PSE&G is charging.

I haven't found a better rate yet.

If you have a commercial / house meter, take a look at your current rate. Commercial meters aren't as regulated and are subject to variable rate increases faster than residential meters.

For my house meter, the PSE&G rate is now 120% above my fixed rate (which expires soon).

Post here if you can find a natural gas rate under $0.50 per therm. I am seeing fixed rates well over $1 per therm. We are going back to the gas shortage prices back in the earl 00s!

Posted on: 2022/5/13 15:03
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Where to buy plants in 2022 for spring / summer garden planting?
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My go to shop on JFK Blvd. is long gone and it looks like the place on Rt. 440 closed shop. Where do you buy plants these days. The big box stores are a bit pricey when it comes to something like a tomato plant.

Posted on: 2022/5/11 19:21
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Re: Proposed School Budget Nears One Billion and Portends Big Tax Hike
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Has JC school enrollment gone up or down since 2020?

News report:

Enrollment in New Jersey schools drops from 2020-2021 school year by 41,000


https://rumble.com/v109u8z-enrollment- ... school-year-by-41000.html

The report mentions suburban schools. Curious if the same trend is in the urban ones as well.

Posted on: 2022/4/10 15:20
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Re: Jersey City Has Fastest Cellular Service in the U.S.
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The only thing "fast" about Verizon's 5G upgrade around here is how quickly it drops calls..

Posted on: 2022/3/21 13:56
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Re: Do not vaccinate your children!
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In my and my wife's circle of contacts I know of over 10 deaths that happened generally within 2 weeks (most within 72 hours) of either the 2nd jab (Pfizer or Moderna) or the booster. The two most common causes was either "died in his/her sleep" or heart failure. Ages range from early 20s to early 70s. Most were in their 40s and 50s.

The last two were the husband of my wife's friend. Was double jabbed, then got COVID, recovered, then got the booster. Days later dropped dead from blood clots in the heart and the brain. Mid 40s, healthy, no prior or family history of cardiac issues.

My sister-in-law has heart and neurological damage. Her doctor finally admitted it is due to the vaccine (Pfizer). She can barely make it up a flight of stairs now and is undergoing all sorts of tests, including a D-Dimer, and is wearing a heart monitor. The chronic migraine headaches are no fun either for her. The kicker is because the clot shots are NOT FDA approved, she can't even apply for vaccine injury compensation. Her only recourse is the CIC, which is reserved for emergency use authorized treatments.

Those who apply for the CIC are not entitled to counsel. They have no right of appeal. There are no pain and suffering damages, substantial limits exist on actual economic damages, and a one-year (from the date of vaccination) statute of limitations applies by which a claim must be filed. The program has paid out less than 50 claims since it was formed. VAERS database recording for COVID vaccines over (as of 1/28/2022) 747,000 adverse reactions that includes 11,667 life-threatening events, 51,713 hospitalization, 10,527 deaths, and 12,235 permanent disabilities.

The lawsuits and political fallout over the coming decades is going to dwarf tobacco and asbestos combined.

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So I got a terrible email today advising that the college age son of a very good friend had a heart attack


Posted on: 2022/3/15 12:53
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Solid waste charge is major $$$
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My latest water bill is a bit shocking due to the solid waste charge...


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Posted on: 2022/3/8 21:50
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Re: Ice-Storm commith 2/4 thru early 2/5???
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Models showing JC to be on the edge of an ice storm this Friday-Saturday, with heavier amounts north and west.

Note: Pink areas are ice:

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Posted on: 2022/2/23 16:50
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Re: Gov. Murphy’s plans to lift N.J. school mask mandate
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Why wait until March? Why not drop the face mask farce now?

Posted on: 2022/2/9 15:39
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Re: Major police activity Central Ave & Franklin Ave
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What I heard is that it was some guy threatening suicide. Why that required such a huge response? No idea..

Posted on: 2022/2/7 22:09
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Major police activity Central Ave & Franklin Ave
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Homeland security vehicles.. buildings caution taped off on Franklin Ave... Police road blocks..

any idea what is going on?

Posted on: 2022/2/4 20:11
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Re: Ice-Storm commith 2/4 thru early 2/5???
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Updated Euro model. Northwest of us in particular looks like power line snapping amounts of freezing rain.


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Posted on: 2022/2/2 21:48
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Re: Ice-Storm commith 2/4 thru early 2/5???
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Do you have any idea on timing of this? I'm trying to get out of town by Friday afternoon...driving south.


I'll post the updated model runs this afternoon. The models right now show rain / sleet for us or a lot of freezing rain.

Last time we had freezing rain my bushes collapsed, blocking the sidewalk. That was a miserable mess to clean up.

Posted on: 2022/2/2 16:24
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Ice-Storm commith 2/4 thru early 2/5???
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Multiple models showing significant freezing rain, sleet, and snow coming at the end of this week. From the US model (which updated recently)

Freezing Rain:
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Sleet:
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Posted on: 2022/2/1 20:43
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Re: Jersey City’s Garbage Trucks go Electric
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The issue with having enough space/time to charge electric vehicles is doable if planned right. Most buses, garbage trucks do not run 24/7 and they go sit in a parking lot when not in use. Also the battery tech (though not to hydrocarbon levels) and solar generation efficiency will improve over time.


The issues are that the vehicles were unable to complete their routes due to battery life issues. In one case, the buses were equipped with diesel fired heaters as running the heat off battery drained it.

Stalls, stops and breakdowns: Problems plague push for electric buses



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The EIA annual report on electricity generation will give you a good idea of the trends.

https://www.eia.gov/state/?sid=NJ#tabs-4

Based on the above, about 12% of energy is generated by solar + other renewable (wind, geothermal) in 2020. This has grown from 4% since 2010.


You misread the data on the link you sent. "Renewables" are about 4% with about 1/4th coming from burning trash. EIA counts the bio portion of waste (paper, linen, food waste, sewage sludge) as part of the renewable pool.

Here is a breakout of the 2020 energy mix (data from EIA):

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Here is the power mix over the past decade. You can see that solar hasn't risen much and wind is still basically a rounding error:

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The US Northeast is likely to see a significant growth in offshore wind power generation in the next few years


Doing a thought experiment here: How much solar or wind would it take to replace natural gas, coal, and oil, based on 2020 EIA data?

For both solar and wind I am going to assume we have batteries available with infinite storage and a 100% efficiency. So there will be no need for 'buffering' (standby natural gas fired generators). I am also going to ignore the rest of the major issues with wind and solar such as: asynchronous generation (doesn't maintain frequency), lack of grid inertia, lack of reactive power, formation of destructive resonance, et.

Solar

The theoretical limit for silicon based solar PV panels is 32%. The best panels available hit 22%. In the real world, the panels operate at about 15% on average. I will assume 22% efficiency with no degradation over time or at high temperatures. NJ receives on average about 4.3 kWh/m2/day (0.935 kWh/ft2/day) in solar energy.

Using the above, you would need about 358 square miles of solar panels to replace fossil fuels.

Off-Shore Wind

The off-shore wind density per NYSERDA is 0.1 MW/acre. The capacity factor is 44% (per EIA). Turbines can't be packed densly or layered because the leading turbines will rob power from the aft turbines. So you are going to create a long line of these things.

How many? Well, the biggest ones deployed are rated at 6 MW. This means you will need over 600 turbines covering an area in excess of 128 square miles.

For illustration, here are the required areas put on a map. The big red circle is solar. The green off-shore is wind. The small red circle is the area required for a Generation 3+ nuclear plant (about 2,500 acres). The nuke has the additional advantage is that it avoids all the other issues with renewables listed earlier (i.e. grid inertia) and has no need for buffering or batteries.

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Planning on running the world on wind and solar is magical thinking. It isn't going to happen. Trying to do so will only lead us to a life of energy poverty. See Europe as an unfolding example. Due to a persistent high pressure system (no wind) natural gas supplies were depleted to keep the lights on. Now there isn't enough gas in storage for winter and the forecast is for a colder than average winter.

The German government is posting PSAs on how to stay warm with clay pots and candles because they are facing rolling blackout (not enough gas to keep the light on). This is our future as well if we keep up with this "electrification" fantasy.

https://rmx.news/germany/heating-crisi ... blankets-and-tea-candles/

Posted on: 2021/12/19 14:16
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Re: Jersey City’s Garbage Trucks go Electric
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I've been watching the electric vehicle (EV) development progress on you tube presentations and I wonder if the trade off of emission pollution will be balanced out by the environmental impact (especially mining) of the battery development.



Modern vehicles pollution (real pollutants like NOx, particulates, carbon monoxide, VOCs) are low as to not cause dangerous air quality issues. EVs are driven by the politics regarding CO2.

The whole driving force behind EVs is part of a bigger electrification goal:

The nation runs on "Carbon Free" wind and solar power by 2040 or 2050. There is a better chance of flapping your arms and flying to the moon than running the grid on intermittent solar and wind. We here in NJ had our electric bills raised by about 50% to pay for putting solar PV panels everywhere. Last I checked, solar accounts somewhere around 2% of all the power generated in the state. Natural gas is #1 followed by nuclear in the generation pool.

The only "Carbon Free" option for power generation is smashing atoms. You are going to need to build nukes.. a lot of them.

Posted on: 2021/12/9 15:56
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