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Re: Gov Murphy
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If we find out the Murphy kid (and no, Gov, a 20 year old isn’t a minor) was flown back to the US by N.J. assets-there will be an issue. We’ll know soon enough.

Posted on: 6/19 15:32
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Re: Gov Murphy
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peddling more baseless conspiracy theories, Monroe?


Nope, just commenting on the Star Ledger/nj.com
story and seeing if they’ll hold Murphy to the same standard they held Christie.

Posted on: 6/18 15:04
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Re: Gov Murphy
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The spokesman dodged the question. Sure as soon as the FOI request is made we’ll find out the truth. In any case, the son actively campaigned for dad-so he’s fair game for scrutiny.

Posted on: 6/18 14:41
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Re: Gov Murphy
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Murphy flew there in a private jet but refused to confirm or deny whether state assets were used to bring his kid back to the US for treatment.

Posted on: 6/18 14:07
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Re: Gov Murphy
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Because a Governor worth over $100 million dollars shouldn’t burden NJ taxpayers with flying his adult son from a foreign country after drunkenly falling off a roof and injuring himself?

Posted on: 6/18 13:23
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Gov Murphy
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NJ.com reported today that Gov
Murphy’s son was medivacted from the Bahama’s to NYC
after falling off the roof while on vacation. Murphy refused to confirm or deny that a state helicopter was used to facilitate this. Remember the outrage when Christie used the state helicopter to go to his kids baseball game?

Posted on: 6/18 11:47
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Re: Jersey City has big plans for 100 acres on West Side along Hackensack River
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It’s a flawed plan, but better than the Fulop/Kushner plan to bring in 8,000 Hasidim from Brooklyn. Look at what’s happened in Lakewood as the school board has to pay for busing the lids to religious schools.

Posted on: 6/18 11:25
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Re: Donald Trump Solidifies World Peace
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Catdog must’ve missed where Obama promised that Iran would not have any access to US banks, then secretly asked two of them to help Iran move around the palleted billions-and they refused.
They eventually got it done without us, but this Obama dodge was only recently exposed.

Posted on: 6/15 7:20
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Re: Donald Trump Solidifies World Peace
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24 days, not 24 hours. I don't need to refute every other point, because this is a huuuuge error to say we can inspect within a day.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-met ... know-about-iran-nuclear-/

And it was an Obama agreement, not ratified by Congress-so boom! it's gone, thankfully.

But no one believes that Iran is doing anything but not following the agreement, except self hating Americans and anti-Semites.


Posted on: 6/13 15:15
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Re: Donald Trump Solidifies World Peace
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24 days, not 24 hours. I don't need to refute every other point, because this is a huuuuge error to say we can inspect within a day.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-met ... know-about-iran-nuclear-/

And it was an Obama agreement, not ratified by Congress-so boom! it's gone, thankfully.

But no one believes that Iran is doing anything but not following the agreement, except self hating Americans and anti-Semites.

And Obama said Iran would have zero access to US banks, and they didn't get it-after Obama tried to twist the arms of US banks to do it to help them convert the released money-which they did without our help. Obama lied, but this was only found out recently.

Posted on: 6/13 15:15
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Re: Kearny Mayor says Mayor Fulop Shoved Cop
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Online I've read it was a female cop.

Posted on: 6/13 14:04
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Re: Donald Trump Solidifies World Peace
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Monroe, I *really* want to hear you summarize what is in the Iran Deal and why it's bad. And then I want you to summarize what is in the North Korea deal and why it's good. Please, I would really love to get your take on it. And I mean an actual summary of what's in it, not just "we gave everything away for nothing!"

Because I am absolutely certain that you have no idea what you're talking about.


First off, this is a first step. But in advance of that, we've gotten back three US citizens imprisoned by NK, they've halted missile testing, and have begun dismantling some of their nuke facilities. Our decision to stop (for now) the war exercises with SK is a sign of good faith, as were the NK actions taken already.

The difference between this and the Iran deal is that we will insist on true verification, unlike the Obama deal that had loopholes big enough to drive a semi loaded with centrifuges through. Military bases will be included, and we won't have to give advance notice like the lousy deal Obama 'negotiated'.

Further evidence found by Mossad about how the mullahs have been dodging the terms are well founded and accepted by the West. And the actions taken by Iran since the deal (increased aggression in Syria, Lebanon, Yemen) prove even more how they've used the cash Obama gave up, and the money they've made since the sanctions were relaxed has been used for things we oppose.

And the newly discovered information that the Obama administration tried to facilitate the Iranians from converting their released money through our banking system (when Obama said they'd be totally locked out of our banking system)-and US banks refused his request!-shows how Obama duped the US Congress and people.

It was a great deal-for the mullahs and the 'death to US/Israel' crowd.

This ain't gonna happen with President Trump-he's ready to walk away if NK starts to welch on the deal, unlike every previous POTUS, of either party, who tried to make peace on the Korean peninsula.

And please, yes, I know the NK govt represses its citizens. So does Iran, and Cuba. Yet Obama gave away the farm to both countries and got zero in return on human rights reform in those countries.

Edited to add that it's pretty funny to hear Bernie Sanders insist on Congress having to play a part in the NK negotiations, when Obama did his negotiating unilaterally bypassing Congress!

Posted on: 6/13 12:52
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Re: Plans Revealed for 902 Brewing’s Full-Scale Brewery
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That's the space that held the art exhibit a couple years ago, across from Pacific Flea? Wasn't it supposed to be a multi-user space, with modular areas for start ups and small food concerns? In any case, this is a great use for the space.

Posted on: 6/12 16:54
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Re: Donald Trump Solidifies World Peace
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SOS wrote:
Comrades, finally Trump turns world right side up! Trump good buddies with dear leader Kim and also put that fking a-hole Canadian Trudeau in his Place. Trump knows who our real friends are unlike democrat liberal progressive Barak HUSSAIN Obama!

President Donald Trump is still angry at Justin Trudeau for a perceived slight during a speech by the Canadian prime minister following the G-7 meeting.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/t ... ney/ar-AAyxq5G?li=BBnb7Kz


Trudeau is a chump, another long list of 'progressive' rich white dynastic kids who personify empty suits. Wait'll the ginger Kennedy kid is up at bat for the Dems, vast fortune and all.

In any case, the predatory Canadian tariffs will soon stop unfairly treating producers in the USA-after all, fair is fair.

Posted on: 6/12 16:52
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Re: Plans Revealed for 902 Brewing’s Full-Scale Brewery
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Where on Pacific?

Posted on: 6/12 14:34
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Re: Donald Trump Solidifies World Peace
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Fox News! Drink!!

Posted on: 6/12 13:00
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Re: Donald Trump Solidifies World Peace
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When rabid anti-Trump Jeff Bezos' paper, WaPo, lists Trump as the big winner in Singapore, you know the left is melting down over this success.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/th ... on&utm_term=.c860f03b4baf

Posted on: 6/12 10:40
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Re: Donald Trump Solidifies World Peace
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The difference is the concessions, Obama gave Iran the freaking farm, and look what they've done since the so-called accord-amped up terrorism all through the Mideast. Quite the accomplishment! Trump stands up the NKorean leader, and they end their war with the south, start tearing down their nuke sites, stop missile testing, hand back 3 American's held in prison, all without giving up a thing. MAGA for sure.

Posted on: 6/12 10:09
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Re: Donald Trump Solidifies World Peace
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Obama makes peace with banana republic dictator in Cuba, the left gets a universal thrill up their legs.

Trump brokers peace between the Korea's, and now gets NKorea to agree to denuke the Korean peninsula! and the left is melting down. Go figure.

Posted on: 6/12 9:51
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Interesting story on what percentage of your income funds your local schools. 5% is the state average, JC comes in at 2.9%. By comparison, Millburn is 5.9% (and it has the highest median income in the state, so that's a big number).

Mendham Township and Boro are 7.3 and 7.0%.

Just another example of how undertaxed JC is.

http://www.nj.com/data/2018/06/school ... up.html#incart_most-read_

Compare Jersey City with Bayonne.

JC family income is $60,703-2.9%
Bayonne income is $54,872-7.8%

Posted on: 6/11 13:12
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Re: U.S. Sen. Menendez - new federal investigation
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As it was, the no-name Menendez primary opponent scored almost 40% of the vote, and won in 6 NJ counties. Ouch!

Posted on: 6/8 13:38
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Re: Earl Morgan, Jersey Journal columnist, dies at 75
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Agree or disagree, he was always a great read. RIP, a life well lived. Your family is rightly proud.

Posted on: 6/6 0:09
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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But that's what JC has been doing, more so under Fulop but also by previous administrations by giving out PILOTS for parcels that don't deserve them. It deprived the JCBOE of money (which was made up by suburban taxpayers), and let the JC mayors keep the tax rate low as well as fund populist programs. PILOTS for a project on Ocean Avenue, I'm down with that. PILOT on the Hudson, not so much.

Posted on: 6/5 22:38
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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And do you think that the districts clamoring for more funding are free of corruption, graft, and waste?

As I've noted before, this school board was told there was a $75 million gap. They closed it with no layoffs.

Some of it was cutting unnecessary expenses. Some of it involved sacrifices. Some of it involved taking bold steps in the face of vocal opposition (like saving $13 million by pulling out of the State School Employees health fund).

I am confident other districts could undertake similar measures and recognize spending.

We all talk about corruption in Jersey City. Let's not pretend other districts are free of it. East Newark's Micro-District just hired a superintendent under investigation, for goodness sake. "He's a good fit" said the board. Well ok then!


East Newark isn't a Abbott school system, doesn't contribute 200 million less than its local fair share like JC taxpayers, and isn't trying to put its hands in the pockets of other NJ taxpayers like JC is. So yeah, given JC's historic, epic, and continuing tradition of graft and corruption should be a part of this conversation.

Posted on: 6/5 20:06
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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Does anyone think the level of corruption and graft at the JC BOE is any lower than at any other municipal department in JC? Recreation, JCIA, the Parking Authority, the PD come to mind.

Posted on: 6/5 19:05
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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Kids that attend McNair probably have opportunities to go to private schools outside of the district, and McNair's prestige keeps them in the public school system.


Sure "probably", ehemm - no fallacy there - of course not.

How about kids at Liberty or Infinity High Schools in Jersey City? Why weren't they listed? (hint: they perform pretty well for an urban high school)

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Because Liberty isn't a traditional high school, but a joint venture with Hudson County Community College-with an enrollment of around 200 students. Infinity is also a magnet school with an admission exam, and also partners with HCCC.

Posted on: 6/5 15:25
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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Because it's a magnet school. Its graduation rate is 100%, and that 100% rate is what keeps the overall JC graduation rate at 75%, almost 20% under the state average.
Individually
Dickinson 78%
Ferris 75%
Lincoln 69%
Snyder 51%

JC (well, NJ taxpayers mostly) spends just shy of 20% more per student than the state average.

Posted on: 6/5 12:37
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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I think what we all should agree on is that the basic theme of Abbott, to throw more money and resources to these school districts, has been an almost complete and utter failure.

Jersey City high schools are among the worst in the state, despite much higher than state average spending. Same with virtually every other Abbott district.

This resource (I'm using Ferris HS) gives you all the information you need to confirm that. Despite spending $4,000 more per student than the state average, and having a student teacher ratio of 10/1 vs the state average of 12/1, Ferris graduates less than 60% of its students-far below the state average of 94%.

https://www.publicschoolreview.com/jam ... erris-high-school-profile

Posted on: 6/5 12:10
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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JCGuys wrote:
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Murphy wants to raise taxes $1.4 billion, and it's not enough for hero69??

Maybe look into ways to cut spending, we sure don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem.
if there was so much fat to be cut, why didn't Christie cut it? are you saying Christie was a failure?


Christie couldn't even cut his own fat. How was he expected to cut the fat from others. As has been mentioned, he did slow the rate of growth, which was out of control when first elected.


He cut the rate increase in half, over 8 years vs the 4 of Corzine. It would've looked even better had Corzine had a second term to keep upping the number. A person with a $10,000 tax bill would have seen it grow to $13,791 under 8 years of Corzine vs $11,716 under 8 years of Christie.

Posted on: 6/5 11:34
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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JPHurst choosing Maplewood/South Orange as an example is pretty interesting. He must not know that the combined HS (grammar and middle aren't combined) was created in 1894, which was before Maplewood and South Orange ever became separate towns! And oh, btw, the percentage of minority students at Columbia High School is actually 55%, which is above the state average for high schools. Not exactly a segregated high school. And they've suffered from spending cuts-with a flat school population they've had to shed 5% of teachers in the last 5 years, and because of that the student/teacher ratio has risen to 13/1, above the state average of 12/1. They spend about $17,800 per student vs the state average of $20,570-with a graduation rate that has risen from 87 to 90% over the last five years, despite funding issues and less teachers.

To sum up, trying to make M/SO schools as being exclusionary and segregated vis a vis the nearby Orange HS is kinda silly-besides, Irvington HS is actually closer to Columbia than Orange.

And a few quick points on Orange HS.

Its student/teacher ratio is much better than Columbia, at 10/1.
It spends a ton more money per student, at $24,350!
The graduation rate is an abysmal 74%, 20% below the state average.
Unlike Columbia HS losing teachers over the last five years, Orange has gained 8% more-both schools student population have remained flat.

Posted on: 6/5 10:48
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