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Re: Fulop and the ‘Fight for Fifteen’
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It's worth noting that the intention of the first minimum wage laws were to keep blacks from taking the jobs of whites.

And it's been doing exactly that ever since.


What point exactly are you trying to make? You seem to be suggesting employers would only hire blacks when the wage was lower than that of whites.


He made his point in his post. Minimum wage laws were originally introduced to keep "undesirables" out the work place. Not just blacks, but other minorities and women.

Same principles at play today, even if not the intention of the policy.


Thanks!

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Re: Fulop and the ‘Fight for Fifteen’
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It's worth noting that the intention of the first minimum wage laws were to keep blacks from taking the jobs of whites.

And it's been doing exactly that ever since.

Posted on: 2/8 19:50
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Re: JC Woman Accuses Murphy Staffer of Rape
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why can't they simply ask Al Alvarez "who was it that hired you
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Posted on: 1/29 20:13
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Re: JC Woman Accuses Murphy Staffer of Rape
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Has anybody thought about the possibility at all that the incident did it go down as she described it and that it was essentially consensual?

Up until the point that she realized she was going to get busted when her husband came home.

It’s gone through 2 separate, independent criminal investigations and both times a crime was not found.

Is that not possible???

Posted on: 1/26 0:39
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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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It's only racist to the racist people that think only certain races dress in certain ways.

Posted on: 1/17 20:16
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Re: 4-year-old dies after found unresponsive at JC school
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That's awful. so sad.

Posted on: 1/17 20:10
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Re: For six years, Jersey City schools chief was at center of conflict
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What's amazing about the whole Lyles thing, and I can't tell if it's bad reporting or murky conflict, is there's no policy being debated, just personal hurts. If the teachers are resistant to change in a failing system, maybe "us vs them" is necessary.

We have serious misallocations of resources in our system, we pay more to our staffs than almost anybody and provide less extracurriculars than almost anybody. There's no afterschool music in the entire district yet we pay our Janitors more than 98% of other comparable districts. WTF? Why is this taken as normal??????

District budget data
https://www.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/education/csg/18/csg.pl

I can only hope the next Superintendent is chosen for their vision and strength, not for hitting the right identity buttons.


I think you zeroed in one of the biggest issues: there is an entrenched resistance to ANY change. Every time this topic comes up for discussion, it seems to derail into a back and forth between people clamoring for change, and fiscal accountability, and those who cross their arms and say "this is the way it is" or "we work hard for our money" or "you don't know what it is like so you don't get an opinion".

I don't think people really take it as normal. I think there is a general sense of apathy because the truth is that we barely shoulder the cost of our local BOE. I know you get annoyed when Monroe brings up the matter of the state paying for the majority of our budget, but it is something that is important to this debate. Imagine what would happen if instead of paying for just 1/6 of our local BOE budget, JC residents had to shoulder 1/3 of it. Overnight, our school taxes would double and our property tax rate would go by 25% to about 1.9%. That's still low by NJ standards, but people woulds definitely find it appalling (as borne out by the reaction to the recent reval) and that's just 1/3 of the budget. If we had to pay for half our BOE budget, our school taxes would triple, and our property tax rate would go up by 50% to about 2.2%.

If people felt the pain of having to fund the wasteful ways of our BOE, they would be clamoring for reform and cost cutting measures.


You hit the nail right on the head.

Posted on: 1/5 9:12
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Re: Men's Hair Cut Suggestions Downtown JC
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I'm a fan of the JC Penney hair salon in the mall. It's a nice clean salon with lots of chairs and an easy on-line booking system to make an appointment.

Posted on: 12/31 17:41
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Re: Council approves new Special Improvement District on West Side
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Thank God that business owner has the balls to say the truth no matter how harsh it is to hear. I'm going to make it a point to go to that Dairy Queen now with the kids in tow.

Posted on: 12/25 9:01
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Re: Jersey City has big plans for 100 acres on West Side along Hackensack River
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You're absolutely right.Quote:

Yvonne wrote:
There is a big difference between paying millions in debt and moving a statue. The city has $25 million in reserves which they could have used for terminal leave. In fact, Councilwoman Watterman voted no on the terminal leave of $14.5 million, which was the second bond that night, the first being the $170 million for Bayfront. She voted no because the city lied about have the money in reserve. I personally think this is stage one and there will be other bonds for Bayfront. The city has a history of lying. It said it would not pay for City Hall Annex but bond money is being transferred to that project. Also on the agenda was the transferred of a tax abatement to another entity. Councilman Fulop always voted no on transfers of tax abatement and Mayor Fulop has no problem doing this.

Posted on: 2018/10/13 3:32
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Re: PATH Trains Increase
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Why would anybody want a countdown clock at street level? You'll end up with a bunch of morons chaotically trying to cram themselves down the entrance to the station at the same time.


These exist at a ton of MTA stops and I've never seen a mad rush to reach a train.

They're virtually useless during rush hour, but would certainly be welcome during non-peak so that one doesn't enter the turnstiles with 10-20 minutes of waiting in a tunnel without climate control.


I predict it will just lead to constant disappointment. I wouldn't trust PATH management to accurately tell me when a train is going to arrive at all regardless of what the schedule or computerized real-time train movement monitoring says.

Posted on: 2018/10/11 19:08
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Re: PATH Trains Increase
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Why would anybody want a countdown clock at street level? You'll end up with a bunch of morons chaotically trying to cram themselves down the entrance to the station at the same time.

Posted on: 2018/10/10 17:06
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Re: Owner of JC Massage Parlor Arrested for Promoting Prostitution
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I bet if they packaged this massage parlor as burlesque friendly and homocentric it would never have been touched.

Posted on: 2018/10/5 19:51
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Re: Our Lady of Czestochowa Downtown Sex Abuse...
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Everyone on here needs to just stop responding to her. She is absolutely ridiculous but you can't reason with ridiculous people.

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blah blah blah LIBERALS, blah blah blah gays are pedophiles.
You are ridiculous.


Of course cover it up and pretend sex abuse by some gay men does not happen at an alarming rate. This is no different than the Jim Crow area when some people physically abused black people. Their neighbors saw what was going on, but they said nothing. It probably bothered them but their silence added tot he problem. This problem is not just exclusive to the Catholic Church, rapes has increased in the military since don't ask don't tell has become history, and then there are the child actors who are passed around like candy. The people who are quiet on this subject are contributing indirectly to the problem.


Excellent points

Posted on: 2018/9/15 11:19
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Re: Our Lady of Czestochowa Downtown Sex Abuse...
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There is no doubt that there is a tremendous gay sub-culture within the catholic priesthood.

Posted on: 2018/9/11 23:05
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Re: Home Invasion Leaves Woman Tied Up, Robbed Inside Jersey City High-Rise Apartment Building (Monaco)
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Where is the victim from?

I have found it pretty common for non Americans (excluding Western Europeans) to mistrust banks and keep everything in cash.

It took a while to convince a Turkish woman I knew to put the $50k she had in cash into an actual bank account.


This is true, but I still don't understand how banks are mistrusted and anyone with large amounts of cash in their homes get robbed. How does one even legally obtain that much cash in the age of direct deposit. Something stinks!


It's not just mistrust of banks. It's also to avoid paying taxes.

Posted on: 2018/7/20 12:08
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Re: What Will Be Closed in HC if the State Shuts Down
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Funny how nobody is mentioning how this "deal" is going to screw the Jersey City school system. Thanks Murphy.

Posted on: 2018/7/2 20:24
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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With the amount of wealth in Jersey City now there should be no way that we aren't funding our own way in such matters. But with a mayor that is so proud whenever Jersey City expands services without having its residents pay for it self funding is very difficult.

Posted on: 2018/6/3 12:28
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Re: JC Topless ban, sex toy restrictions may be history
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It's legal to go topless in NYC and there are no problems.


Have you not heard of the Las Desnudas problem in Times Square?

Posted on: 2018/5/25 22:26
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Re: Am I allowed to put up fliers informing neighbors about a felon who has moved into the neighborh
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Sounds to me like you are being an asshole. Just leave him alone. If his presence bothers you so much then you move out. He's entitled to live wherever he wants.

Posted on: 2018/5/22 19:03
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Re: NJ Tax Law change today
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Seems like Federal tax law is simply becoming compliant with NJ tax law.

Hypocrisy indeed.



The federal tax change reduces the credit for ALL state and local taxes, and it's slashed it from an unlimited amount (non-AMT) to $10,000. They also reduced the tax benefits of mortgages.

NJ has had the same homeowner tax credit for years, not to mention that state taxes are significantly lower than federal. Oh, and Trenton didn't suddenly cut it in a way that targets Republican-leaning counties.


Please. New Jersey doesn't allow you to deduct ANY mortgage interest.

Posted on: 2018/5/7 20:24
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Re: NJ Tax Law change today
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From State of NJ Division of taxation:

'Homeowners and tenants who pay property taxes, either directly or through rent, on a principal residence in New Jersey may qualify for either a deduction or a refundable credit.

The property tax deduction reduces your taxable income. The amount of the benefit depends on the amount of your taxable income, the amount of your property taxes or rent, and your filing status. You may be able to deduct up to 100% of your property taxes or $10,000, whichever is less. For tenants, 18% of rent paid during the year is considered property taxes paid.

The property tax credit reduces your tax due because it is subtracted directly from your tax liability. The benefit is a refundable credit of $50.

You can claim only one of these benefits on your tax return. If you qualify (see Eligibility Requirements), follow the instructions in the New Jersey Resident Income Tax return (Form NJ-1040 1.06 mb) to determine if the credit or deduction will give you the greater benefit. If you are using NJ WebFile, the program will determine the greater benefit for you."

Seems like Federal tax law is simply becoming compliant with NJ tax law.

Hypocrisy indeed.

Posted on: 2018/5/6 14:14
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Re: Bloomberg: Collapse of Public Pensions
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Yvonne wrote:
Murphy cut the Homestead Rebate Programs that helps seniors with taxes and use that money for state workers raises. It is another example of robbing Peter to pay Paul


He did?! What a dick move.

Posted on: 2018/5/3 19:50
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Re: North Korea to release 3 US citizens before meeting with Trump
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Everybody pays off porn stars. Duh.

Posted on: 2018/5/2 23:29
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Re: Peace in Korean!
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Huuuge win for global peace!


Until documents are signed and armies stand down nothing is done


Unless it's Obama or a Democrat. Then, they give out Peace Prizes before doing anythng at all!


Now THAT'S funny. Because it's so true.

Posted on: 2018/4/27 21:21
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Re: Kushner in New Jersey unraveling
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Kushner already built a tower in JSQ. He's already won.

Posted on: 2018/4/24 19:41
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Re: Costco comes to Hudson County
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I sure hope its a Costco that sells gasoline as well. That would be doubly awesome.

Posted on: 2018/4/21 22:15
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Re: A lot more people in N.J. will be registered to vote soon.
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That means there will be a question on the driver's license application asking people if they are a legal U.S. citizen.

Oh the horror!

Posted on: 2018/4/17 19:56
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Re: Stalker
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She's just making Jersey City hers.

Posted on: 2018/4/2 23:31
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Re: N.J. city shuts down burlesque show, citing obscenity laws
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Well then. I guess a good old fashioned heterosexual strip joint with beautiful women entertaining straight men will be just as welcome on Newark Ave.

Posted on: 2018/3/29 20:11
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