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Re: Port Authority tests new security scanners at WTC PATH station
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Why would it take 200 units? Why not just integrate them into the ticket gates?

If the tech is good, let's replace the TSA with these machines.

The website claims 600 people per unit per hour, and no need to empty pockets. Would be nice to get comfort and speed at airport security.
I'm not following the math for 200 units either. At peak rush hour from 5-6 pm on weekdays, a little over 14k people enter the WTC PATH station. At 600 people per unit per hour, that would mean 24 units would be required to manage that volume. I'm not at all in favor of this kind of "security" measure being installed in the PATH system, but the math doesn't add up.


Your math is correct, but its application is completely off. While 24 units could, in theory, process 14K people in hour, that presumes that one can control the manner in which those 14K subjects are fed into the system.

If each machine can process 600 people every hour, that means it could theoretically process 10 individuals every minute, or one every six seconds. The reality is that, during rush hour, the same space may be occupied by 4, 5, or even 6, different people in a six second period. People at WTC move along in a manner similar to ants, following the person ahead almost immediately behind them. There is likely something like a one or two second separation. As such, if you take the 24 number you derived, and multiply it by 6, you end up at 144. 200 is not overkill, as such a system would need to have some redundancy built into it.

In any case, I hate the idea on principle alone. I find it unnerving to see so many policemen, and military personnel, stationed at WTC and 33rd street, and I rue the fact that we have allowed a police state mentality to take over our daily lives. I have spoken with friends who have told me, in no uncertain terms, that they actually don't feel safe at a station if they don't see police or military personnel deployed on site. Not too long ago, we used to thumb our nose at pretty much every other country in the world because of their use of national ID cards, and here in this region people seem to clamor for more police, more military, more random inspections, more of the security theater nonsense we have come to accept as normal and necessary.
Of course you wouldn't want to use the absolute bare minimum number of scanners but I still think 200 would be overkill.

The PA would have to control the manner people entered the system. What is the point of bomb and weapon scanners if there aren't humans there to evaluate and eliminate the threat if one were to arise? So we would need people monitoring the scanners and making sure commuters are entering the scanners in an orderly fashion. Otherwise what is the point? I guess the scanners could be automated to blare sirens while the threat runs through or around them and into the PATH station anyway.

The fact is that if someone really wants to commit an evil act in public, there is very little that can stop them once they have a weapon and are in public. All of this security is for peace of mind for people who don't want to spend more than a couple seconds thinking about how effective any of it really is.

Posted on: 5/10 22:41
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Re: Port Authority tests new security scanners at WTC PATH station
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Why would it take 200 units? Why not just integrate them into the ticket gates?

If the tech is good, let's replace the TSA with these machines.

The website claims 600 people per unit per hour, and no need to empty pockets. Would be nice to get comfort and speed at airport security.
I'm not following the math for 200 units either. At peak rush hour from 5-6 pm on weekdays, a little over 14k people enter the WTC PATH station. At 600 people per unit per hour, that would mean 24 units would be required to manage that volume. I'm not at all in favor of this kind of "security" measure being installed in the PATH system, but the math doesn't add up.

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Re: Port Authority tests new security scanners at WTC PATH station
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Pointless security theater that will do nothing to improve safety but would definitely cause disruption in the lives of law-abiding citizens.

What is stopping someone from using a weapon inside the Oculus before entering the PATH system? Or if they're hellbent on train destruction, they can simply enter the PATH system from one of the NJ-side stations that are too small and congested to possibly install these scanners.

Posted on: 5/10 14:22
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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I didn't say car accidents are down. In fact, I said quite the opposite.

Posted on: 4/20 17:43
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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It is difficult to pin an increase in traffic accidents or traffic fatalities on marijuana legalization. Traffic deaths nationwide increased by 14% from 2014 to 2016, with 2016 being the deadliest year since 2007. So Colorado is far from the only state to see an uptick in traffic incidents.

Colorado's traffic fatality rate per 100,000 citizens is 11.0, which is actually below the national average of 11.6. The highest fatality rates are in Mississippi (23.1) and Alabama (21.3), states that most certainly are not known for lax marijuana laws.

If anything, I'd surmise that the increase in traffic deaths nationwide has more to do with a strengthening economy plus relatively low gas prices. These two factors helped make 2016 the year with the highest number of miles driven in the history of the United States. More cars on the road and more miles driven would logically lead to an increase in traffic accidents.

Posted on: 4/20 16:52
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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We have played phone tag thus far, but I will speak to him.

Posted on: 1/24 16:04
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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Guess I need to find the phone number for his office....


One of his concerns is "what message do we send our children?" if we legalize. I would say the message is we'll no longer waste public resources and destroy lives jailing people for using or distributing an intoxicant far less harmful than those currently legal: alcohol and tobacco.

I smoked pot in HS and college with people who went on to be high powered hedge funders, lawyers, doctors, and one who was a GWB appointed US District Attorney. Law enforcement has destroyed far more lives than cannabis has. And we haven't even touched on the race and class bias in that enforcement.
There is actual data out there nowadays regarding the impact of marijuana legalization on the use of marijuana by children. We are no longer living in a country where everyone can say "what if?" to the hypothetical scenario of marijuana legalization.

In 2002, recreational marijuana was illegal in all 50 states. Medical marijuana was allowed in only a few states. That year, 8.2% of Americans aged 12-17 used marijuana in the past month, per the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

In 2016, recreational marijuana was legal or in the process of becoming legal in Colorado, Alaska, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Medical marijuana was legal in over half of all states. That year, 6.5% of Americans aged 12-17 used marijuana in the past month.

https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/defa ... -2016/NSDUH-FFR1-2016.pdf

Legalizing a substance for adult use doesn't preclude adults from continuing to teach children the dangers of drug and alcohol use and abuse. Defending prohibition based on some false narrative about protecting the children is a stance not based in reality and is frankly insulting in 2018.

Posted on: 1/24 15:40
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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Ugh, soft on crime is a terrible reason. Marijuana should be an industry and not a criminal enterprise. Getting this stuff off the black market and into regulated storefronts will only serve to reduce low-level criminality. It should also reduce access to minors, which is another concern that is brought up frequently. Believe it or not, drug dealers do not ask for ID before making a sale - regulated businesses will.

Posted on: 1/18 18:15
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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Some may need to contact their state representatives.

Http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/ ... already_in_trouble_w.html


Thanks, email sent to Stack.
I reached out to him on Facebook as well. The article doesn't explain any of his possible reasoning for being against legalization, so I'll let him make his case, but I will vote against him in every election if he isn't in favor of something the vast majority of NJ and Hudson County supports.

Posted on: 1/18 15:12
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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Wonder if this will slow down progress toward legal weed before it even starts.

https://apnews.com/19f6bfec15a74733b40eaf0ff9162bfa

Posted on: 1/4 10:23
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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Fulop isn't paying anything one way or the other. We are all paying for whatever happens at Loews as citizens of Jersey City.

Separate politics from this situation and consider whether FoL is the right group to maximize the potential of the theater. If you think they are, then I have to respectfully disagree, but that disagreement has absolutely nothing to do with the mayor or politics. I'm sure it is fun for some to see Fulop "lose" this battle, but from where I'm standing, it looks like very few people in JC are winning.

Posted on: 2017/6/28 22:35
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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Someone should let Ben know that, so he can cancel his upcoming national tour. https://www.benfolds.com/tour-dates

You aren't supporting your argument well at all. Kings Theatre has ticket prices published for all of their upcoming events. The vast majority of them have tickets that are within a range that I would consider reasonable for a night of entertainment in a beautiful theater setting. Across the board these events are bigger draws and are better attended than basically anything that happens at the Loews in Jersey City.

You may be upset that you overpaid for your CSN tickets, but that doesn't change the fact that many other events at Kings are well under $100. It also doesn't change the fact that CSN, Ben Folds, and any other performer that could sell over 800 tickets will never come to Jersey City because the Loews is a smelly, hot, old building, desperately in need of a complete refurbishment that isn't coming.

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Edit: CSN tickets from 2 years ago were under $100 as well. Seems like you must have purchased from StubHub or another secondary market retailer/scalper. Scalpers are a whole different issue. https://www.crosbystillsnash.com/crosby,-stills-and-nash-announce-spring-2015-tour-dates-in-a.html

Posted on: 2017/6/28 16:26
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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If the Loews Jersey City were restored like the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, it would have ticket prices in line with what performers who can fill 3,000 seat venues tend to charge. What is wrong with that? I clicked on a few upcoming concerts at the Kings Theatre, and ticket prices ranged from $40 to over $80. That is the going rate for national touring acts, and I don't think only "downtown people" can afford those prices.

I am thankful that White Eagle Hall was beautifully and professionally restored and is now announcing shows with some well-regarded national acts and charging market rates for those shows. WEH is only around an 800 person capacity, though, so it can only bring smaller acts to Jersey City. It would be great if Loews could give our market a high quality 3,000 person venue, but it looks like that is never going to happen. That is unfortunate.

Posted on: 2017/6/28 9:14
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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I still don't see how this is better for Jersey City residents than the AEG deal that was blocked a few years ago. That deal would have led to $30 million in renovations and large national headlining acts coming to Jersey City. They were also set to have 40 community events annually.

Until Loews is fully renovated, promoters and artists will not be interested in making Jersey City a stop on their tours. Unless FOL and the city have a new plan to make that happen, I'm uninterested in whatever is going on at Loews. It is a waste of a beautiful old theatre to have nothing but sparsely attended local events and old films on the event schedule. I appreciate FOL for saving the theatre from demolition and keeping it alive to this point, but if Loews is ever going to reach its full potential, professionals will need to be involved.

Posted on: 2017/6/14 10:27
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Re: what's the status of White Eagle Hall?
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Here is a dumb question. What days will these most of these shows be and what times do they begin and end?
The current calendar has events spread throughout the week with showtimes between 7 and 9 pm. I'm guessing that end times will be dependent on the act, but maybe Heath can chime in whether there is a set curfew.

http://www.ticketfly.com/venue/15327-white-eagle-hall/

Posted on: 2017/6/6 13:40
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Re: what's the status of White Eagle Hall?
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My call for indie rock/folk was answered. The Mountain Goats will be playing at White Eagle Hall on 11/9. Great addition, imo.

Posted on: 2017/6/5 10:28
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Re: what's the status of White Eagle Hall?
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Thanks for the update, Heath. I liked that you reached out to followers on Facebook and Instagram for band suggestions. Obviously that wasn't a scientific poll, but it was clear that JC residents (or at least your social media followers) have a wide range of musical tastes.

I'm personally hoping you can bring in some bluegrass, Americana, indie rock/folk, funk, and jam bands. Looking forward to watching the schedule grow.

Posted on: 2017/6/2 12:12
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Re: Pizza dough
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We have bought dough from Porta in the past. I can't say for sure, but I think it was about $5.

Posted on: 2017/5/16 9:41
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Re: what's the status of White Eagle Hall?
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http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... _open_with_local_fav.html

Nice to see that they got a legit talent booker - the same guy who books Webster Hall. I look forward to seeing what kind of acts they can bring to JC over the next year or so.

Posted on: 2017/5/3 14:58
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Re: what's the status of White Eagle Hall?
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This article makes me hopeful that White Eagle Hall will bring some nationally and regionally touring acts to Jersey City. Monty Hall has done a nice job booking some surprisingly well known and well regarded bands, but a bigger venue (like White Eagle Hall) could do a lot for the live music scene here.

Quote FTA: "White Eagle Hall’s performance schedule is literally top secret at the moment – non-disclosure agreements have been signed and details cannot be released until a certain time -
which is extremely exciting. They promise a packed fall schedule that will slowly reveal itself this summer."

https://jerseydigs.com/white-eagle-hal ... -newark-avenue-reopening/

Posted on: 2017/4/7 17:07
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Re: Storefronts not shoveled
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Oasis of Salvation Church on Wayne St continues to never remove snow unless it snows on Sunday. I have submitted complaints over the last two years, and nothing ever happens.

Last year my wife was pregnant and had to struggle to walk to the PATH. This year we have to pick up and carry the stroller over the church's uncleared sidewalks. That church is the worst neighbor on my block.

Posted on: 2017/3/16 15:28
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Re: Maternity ward at JCMC
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Our daughter was born at JCMC last March. There was no car seat requirement. We put her in a bassinet stroller and walked home.

Posted on: 2017/1/12 14:13
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Saving 1,000 jobs is great, but it is a PR stunt more than anything. Carrier is still laying off a substantial number of employees in Indiana, and state tax incentives (care of Gov Pence) had to be offered to keep just some of the jobs in the US. I don't think Trump traveling the country and offering tax breaks to every company that wants to offshore is a sustainable plan.

I am glad that Trump/Pence managed to save a few jobs, but to act like previous presidents or the current president haven't protected American jobs is simply ridiculous. I'll just leave these links here as examples of what can happen when the government successfully intervenes to prop up and save an industry. Note that the job gains are in the 100s of thousands.

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/CES3133600101?data_tool=XGtable
http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/CES4244100001?data_tool=XGtable

Posted on: 2016/11/30 14:30
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Sexiness of First Ladies aside, Michelle Obama seemed to be a figure that all Americans, regardless of party, respected. Her passion to decrease childhood obesity contributed to that respect. I wonder what Melania's mission will be...


Lots of people called Michelle horrible things. So let's not be so quick to say all Americans respected her.

Melania has said her platform will be fighting cyber bullying, unless that has changed already.



She is an inarticulate moron who during one televised speech said "Ya Know" about 25 times after ending each sentence.

I'm sure the English department @ Princeton quickly tightened up their affirmative action quotas after hearing that.

Let's hear your accomplishments, you pathetic racist.

Posted on: 2016/11/10 10:33
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Re: 10/19/2016: Presidential Debate 3 (Las Vegas)
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Your link is not helping you prove your point 135jc. Go ahead and re-read it. When new jobless claims are close to a 43 year low, a slight week-over-week increase is not proof of a poor job market or high job losses.

Click the 10Y or MAX button on this chart and you'll get a pretty good idea of where new unemployment claims are in 2016 compared to historical averages (hint: current numbers are very good).

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/jobless-claims

Posted on: 2016/10/20 15:18
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Re: 10/19/2016: Presidential Debate 3 (Las Vegas)
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Republicans are the blame for this mess, they chose a horrible candidate and now they are butt hurt that nobody likes the candidate they chose. Get over it Clinton will be the 45th President of the United States.


You have it wrong. 8 yrs of nothing while we continue to lose jobs is the reason. Obama is at fault for Trump. His policies have moved people to elect Trump
bull....the us has not been losing jobsfor some time...siome sectors continue to lose jobs, but not most jobs.


Have you seen the latest job reports? Don't forget an unprecedented near zero interest rates for many yrs.
Here is the BLS table for monthly change in total nonfarm employees. There hasn't been a single month of job loss since September 2010. From 10/2010 through 09/2016, 14.375 million jobs have been added, an average of 200k jobs per month.

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/CES0000000001?output_view=net_1mth

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Posted on: 2016/10/20 13:59
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Re: Control of the Internet now given to the UN
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This summary posted to Reddit does a pretty good job explaining what actually happened with regard to the ICANN transition. Before assuming that the sky is falling, everyone should read it and get a grasp of reality.

https://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeim ... y?st=itu87qhp&sh=e429d31e

Posted on: 2016/10/3 11:45
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Re: Jersey City circus ban given final OK
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Circus animals today are breed, they cannot be released into the wild. These animals cost money to feed, there are also veterinarian bills. If these animals cannot produce economically, then they would be destroyed.
If circus animals stop producing economically due to laws like this one, then the breeding of circus animals will slowly fade from existence. Problem solved.

Posted on: 2016/9/15 14:17
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Re: Rainbow to be replaced by Hoboken restaurant group responsible for 1 Republik
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If you don't like this kind of bar, don't be a patron of it. If enough people do the same, the bar will close, and maybe something that is more in line with your vision of positive change will replace it.

The way I see it, these people are investing in Jersey City in the way that they see fit. You are free to invest in Jersey City in your own ways. The market will decide who wins.

Posted on: 2016/8/26 12:26
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Re: Yvonne Outdoes Herself - Transgender Bathroom Editorial
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It is amazing how users here are against the safety of children. Yes, non-transgender men will take advantage of laws. They are not stupid. Anyone who supports this is cooperating with evil. No matter how you justify your reason, young girls will be victims.


Anyone who supports the Catholic Church is cooperating with evil, then.


The sex abuse was wrong and I am delighted the priests was caught. However, everyone talked about the church but no one talked about the gay priests sexually assaulting boys. That is the elephant in the room that was not discussed by the media. I am so happy those priests are in jail and not in the priesthood.
The priests were pedophiles and predators, not homosexuals. There is a difference. The fact that you want to call out "gay priests" as the main issue in that story only further exposes your bigotry (as if it weren't already clear as day).

The church was the focus of those stories because some of those in power within one of the most influential organizations in the entire world were covering up rampant and widespread sexual abuse against children. There is no elephant in the room, and anyone with half a damn brain realizes that the media focused on the church because the church was largely at fault.

Posted on: 2016/4/27 23:17
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