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Re: Jersey City developers bet on Newark Avenue - Building boom moves inland
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Note to The Real Deal: Grove Pointe is NOT in the Powerhouse Arts District.


.....neither is the powerhouse arts district.

Posted on: 2007/9/11 14:37
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Re: JCPD BLACK & BLUEHe called cops - they beat, cuffed him
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it is kind of odd that plain clothes cops were sent there in the first place....

Posted on: 2007/9/6 14:58
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Re: JCPD BLACK & BLUEHe called cops - they beat, cuffed him
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the fact that the original charges were downgraded speaks volumes......

Posted on: 2007/9/6 14:44
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Re: Get your "to-go bag" -- FEMA worried people won't evacuate in a major hurricane.
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Mouse wrote:
What kind of lame-azz thread is this?

How can you have a thread about a "to-go bag," and not include a list of contents for the "to-go" bag?

I'll go first:

-Revolver (or Browning automatic, discuss amongst yourselves)
-Gold coins
-one of those radio's that you crank and don't require batteries
-Beef Jerky
-Condoms
-couple of bottles of Evian
-couple of bottles of scotch
-book "Preparing for the Coming Disaster"
-Flint stone (to light fires up in "The Heights")




dude,

you left something important off of that list.......

Posted on: 2007/7/30 16:08
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Re: July 30 fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton at a Newport tower
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Published on Thursday, July 26, 2007 by The Nation
Clinton, Kissinger and the Corruptions of Empire
by John Nichols

Of all the corruptions of empire, few are darker than the claim that diplomacy must be kept secret from the citizenry.This hide-it-from-the people faith that only a cloistered group of unelected and often unaccountable elites - embodied by the nefarious and eminently indictable Henry Kissinger - is capable of steering the affairs of state pushes Americans out of the processes that determine whether their sons and daughters will die in distant wars, whether the factories where they worked will be shuttered, whether their country will respond to or neglect genocide, whether their tax dollars will go to pay for the unspeakable.

It allows for the dirty game where foreign countries are included or excluded from contact with the U.S. based on unspoken whims and self-serving schemes, where trade deals are negotiated without congressional oversight and then presented in take-it-or-leave-it form and where war is made easy by secretive cliques that are as willing to lie to presidents as they do to the people.

Unlike the excluded and neglected people, however, presidents have the authority to break this vicious cycle by making personal contact with foreign leaders, by publicly meeting with and debating allies and rivals, by taking global policymaking out of the shadows and into the light of day. When the president is personally and publicly in contact with the world, diplomacy is democratized.

As the most scrutinized figure on the planet, an American president who meets and maintains contact with leaders who may or may not follow the U.S. line on any particular issue involves not just him- or herself in the discussion but also the American people. The president lifts the veil of secrecy behind which horrible things can be done in our name but without our informed consent.

So it matters, it matters a great deal, whether those who seek the presidency promote transparent and democratic foreign policies or a continuation of a corrupt status quo that has rendered the United States dysfunctional, misguided and hated by most of the world - and that has caused more than 80 percent of Americans to say the country is headed in the wrong direction.

In the race for the Democratic nomination for president, the two frontrunners are lining up on opposite sides of the question of whether foreign policy should be conducted in public or behind the tattered curtain of corruption that has given us unnecessary wars in Vietnam and Iraq, U.S.-sponsored coups from Iran to Chile, trade policies designed to serve multinational corporations and a seeming inability to respond to the crisis that is Darfur.

Hillary Clinton, the candidate of all that is and will be, wants there to be no doubt that she is in the Kissinger camp.

The New York senator?s campaign is attacking her chief rival, Illinois Senator Barack Obama ☼, for daring to suggest that, he would personally meet with foreign leaders who do not always march in lockstep with the U.S. government.

In Monday?s night?s YouTube debate, candidates were asked it they would be willing to meet ?with leaders of Syria, Iran, Venezuela during their first term,? Obama immediately responded that, yes, he would be willing to do so. He explained that ?the notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them ? which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this administration ? is ridiculous.?

Clinton disagreed in the debate and now her camp is declaring that, ?There is a clear difference between the two approaches these candidates are taking: Senator Obama has committed to presidential-level meetings with some of the world?s worst dictators without precondition during his first year in office.?

Leaving aside the fact that Venezuela?s Hugo Chavez, a popularly elected leader, is not one of the ?world?s worst dictators,? it is particularly galling that Clinton ? in her rush to trash Obama ? is contradicting her own declaration in an April debate that, ?I think it is a terrible mistake for our president to say he will not talk with bad people.?

Unfortunately, Clinton?s vote to give Bush a blank check for war in Iraq and her defense of that war, her support for neo-liberal economics and a Wall Street-defined free trade agenda and her general disregard for popular involvement in foreign-policy debates suggests that the senator is showing true self when she dismisses the value of presidential engagement with the leaders of foreign lands.

Clinton is playing politics this week. But in a broader sense she is aligning herself with a secretive and anti-democratic approach to global affairs that steers the United States out of the global community while telling the American people that foreign policy is the domain only of shadowy Kissingers.

She is not just wrong in this, she is Bush/Cheney wrong.

Posted on: 2007/7/26 18:14
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Re: 111 First Street - the teardown
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JSQ wrote:

Is there anything special about these relics of the industrial era that prevents the artists from moving to other relics? We have a few on the West Side, and in Newark and Elisabeth they're in the hundreds.
Have you considered this one?


their proximity to the biggest art market in the world (NYC) is what makes them special. It is hard enought for an artist to get a curator or art dealer to visit their studio in JC and it would be even harder to get a curator or dealer to visit you in elizabeth or newark.

that said, the JC art scene has a long way to go before it reaches big league status. the poorly curated galleries are never represented in the major art fairs, and the few JC based artists of note are represented by NY galleries.......

Posted on: 2007/5/10 17:55
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Re: So much for all of you folks who predicted a JC/NYC RE Crash
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Jsalt and GrovePath,

thanks for posting such informative articles on this thread.
it's so sad that one of the foundations of the recent realestate boom is predatory lending on a wide scale.

That said, I've met plenty of JClisters who have nice jobs and want to purchase in the JC, but are still locked out of this market due to overvaluations. I think that one of the good points of a potential market correction is that some of these folks will be able to afford to buy here now......

and I say this as an owner with a long term investment in this community

Posted on: 2007/3/19 15:37
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Re: What exactly does a council person's aide do?
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fasteddie wrote:
Among other things, they spend a tremendous amount of time writing frivilous posts on JC List shoutbox.


frivilous posts??!!!
i thought this was part of JC's community outreach program.

Posted on: 2007/3/8 17:20
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Re: State of the City Address - Mayor Healy
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I filmed this on February 20, 2007 at the State Of the City Address. Jersey City's JC1TV also fimed this and will release their version on Comcast. I edited this video to keep within the 10 minute youtube time limit.



Falcon,

good first effort with the new camera. your exposure choices
worked well and your use of the monopod...was very steady yet hand held enough to draw the audience in.

there are flaws, however....your misuse of the autofocus yields very blurry results especially for the long shot in the first half. once you are in tighter, the focus improves slightly, but we still see tell tale autofocus shifts, which seems somewhat amateurish.

the sound is legible, which is good but there is still room for improvement here: the use of an external shotgun microphone would eliminate much of the peripheral room reflection.

the use of cheesey transitions is expressly prohibited as per course policy. but because this is your first project I will give you a B

Posted on: 2007/2/23 14:48
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Re: Affordable housing groups to get help in putting projects together
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I love the irony - 20-30 years ago, the rich lived in low-rise houses, and the poor lived in ugly towers. Now, the 'rich' of jersey city live in ugly hi-rises, and the poor have houses with roofs and lawns and trees.

Turnabout is totally fair play.


Yep - I heard on NPR yesterday morning that there are more poor people in the suburbs than in the cities.


that's actually fairly common in many parts of europe. paris and prague definitely come to mind.....

Posted on: 2007/1/31 16:58
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Re: "Reality of Unreality," $35G painting found being dragged down Jersey City street, cops say
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wonder if he had a dealer or buyer lined up.......

scope ny is just a month or so away......

Posted on: 2007/1/10 15:29
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Re: This City Needs an Ifidel Movie Theater?
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isn't that an active mosque, MCA?
they probably wouldn't wanna screen any decadent western art-crap there

Posted on: 2007/1/9 19:09
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Re: Plans for a tower at Manischewitz site seem to please -watershed moment for Powerhouse Arts District
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checked my map.

the manischewitz parcel is outside of the Morgan/ Grove/ Marin redevelopment zone and technically part of the PAD.

which means anything goes!

but that mysterious plan is still gonna have to go before the planning board to get approved....

isn't it?

Posted on: 2006/12/21 20:30
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Re: Franciscan priest accused of sex abuse now living at the Parish Of The Resurrection in Downtown JC
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hmmmmm
i wonder if this guy is running the new catholic cyber cafe?

Posted on: 2006/12/15 15:33
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Re: 361 newark ave to triple in height
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i just don't see that area as a great high density kinda place. is this developer insane?

what are they gonna call it...overpass pointe?

Posted on: 2006/12/13 0:42
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Re: If You Lived Here, You’d Be Cool by Now -- New York Magazine (REPOST)
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i'm soooo there.
let them call bayonne the next anything......

Posted on: 2006/12/4 22:17
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Re: If You Lived Here, You’d Be Cool by Now -- New York Magazine (REPOST)
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i'm way to cool for here.
i'll be moving to bayonne now......

and a 2 word review for mr sternberg's attempt at writing:

banal
insipid

Posted on: 2006/12/4 21:55

Edited by jcpeace on 2006/12/4 22:16:14
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Re: Steven Fulop - Newark Avenue Update
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OneSkirt wrote:
...and a UPS/package shipping place too. ...


ya got that with postnet...right around the corner on grove...

Posted on: 2006/11/20 23:53
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Re: Steven Fulop - Newark Avenue Update
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whiteysezkeepmovin' ave?
jimcrowe ave?

Posted on: 2006/11/20 21:28
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Re: Downtown man runs over 10-year-old on Montgomery Street - boy remains in critical condition
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It looks like this happened at Montgomery by the Turnpike overpass. That intersection is crazy, with westbound cars waiting to turn onto the Turnpike ramp and eastbound cars getting off Montgomery going to Columbus. They have to rethink that traffic pattern -- maybe build another Turnpike entrance/exit directly onto Grand St.


a disaster waiting to happen...especially since they changed it. they also need to do something to prevent pedestrians from crossing that off ramp...it's insanely dangerous

Posted on: 2006/11/15 23:04
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Re: New York magazine article on downtown Jersey City
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bdlaw wrote:

Sadly, it's not a bribe when it's legal.



LAWYER!

Posted on: 2006/11/14 1:08
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Re: New York magazine article on downtown Jersey City
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NYmag wrote:
In talking to people in JC about JC, two concerns keep coming up: a) rapid, unchecked development and b) crime. But these are paradoxical, no? I.e., if the crime is really that bad, it should keep the development (and influx) in check; or the influx will curb the crime (neighborhoods get nicer, etc.).


not when the developers are also criminals. heh heh.


which raises an interesting question: what is crime?

developers bribing city officals for tax abatements?

tax abated developments that don't pay substantially into a low cost housing fund?

hmmmmmmm

Posted on: 2006/11/13 23:49
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Re: Washington Post: Menendez Seeks to Bury Image of a Shady Dealer
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thanks mr. bright.
very helpful and illustrative.

we just gotta hope that the right (non hawk) dems are calling the shots if they do indeed take control of congress.

i just have alot of baggage (as i'm sure you can tell) from feeling consistently sold out by the dems on these kind of issues. we'll just call it the humphrification of the democratic party. me? i'm more into the mcgovernification....***sigh***

or carterization

but not dukakisification
mondalienation
clintonation
or kerryization


Posted on: 2006/11/6 22:38
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Re: Washington Post: Menendez Seeks to Bury Image of a Shady Dealer
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here's my problem with so many of these "discussions"....

democrats platform still seems to be "we're not bush" and "get rid of bush".... i don't care! tell me what you're going to DO when you get to washington... don't tell me you would've voted against the war... hindsight is great, but the fact of the matter is, we're IN a war now. tell me your suggestions now!



i think that is an excellent question, capnjon.
is there a specific democratic policy proposal to get us out out iraq? or to do anything differently or more effectively than the bush admin?

i have yet to see one..but i could be wrong

and that's why i am still officially undecided.....though i won't be voting for kean....

Posted on: 2006/11/6 21:39
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Re: ummm.. did I see horses?
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I also am smelling skunks this morning - anyone around 5th and Jersey get a wiff?


heh maybe it's weed


must
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close
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the window

Posted on: 2006/9/28 19:30
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Re: Cars blowing through stops signs-Hamilton Park Area
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I would also offer another suggestion: Start enforcing, regularly, regulations regarding parking too close to an intersection. Very, very often I come up to an intersection & am forced to creep-creep-creep out into the middle of the street (blocking the crosswalk, of course) and then hammer the gas to get across because by the time I've verified no traffic, I'm in the middle of the street.



agreed. their enforcement of this particular parking violation is inconsistent at best. they rely on people using the faded red paint on the curbs as a marker, when they could easily install "no parking from here to corner" signs.

in general their seems to be a genuine and astounding contempt for pedestrians around here. must be a jersey thing. when i'm behind the wheel i always yield to pedestrians.

add the intersection of newark and erie to the list too...

hoboken has the right idea....but when i've stopped for pedestrians there...i've gotten the angry horn honk from the idiot behind me.....

insane

Posted on: 2006/9/27 16:36
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Re: Judge -- "Anyone who thinks this gangster life is cool, this sentence will show them it isn't."
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i noticed not one of you dealt with the issue i mentioned. curious, what is "the left's" position on why crime has dropped nationally for a long time?

i know you won't be giving me the view mentioned in "freakonomics."


count me in as interested. i would love to hear about your theory pertaining to the causal relationship between tough law enforcement and declining crime rates. do you have a link to a study or something??

Posted on: 2006/9/27 15:09
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Re: Judge -- "Anyone who thinks this gangster life is cool, this sentence will show them it isn't."
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excellent!

the left likes to talk about how many people we have in prisons in the U.S. what they don't talk about is the fact that since the justice system started getting serious about keeping violent criminals locked up, the national crime rate has plummeted.

it's so obvious. they just want to stay blind to reality.



uh yes, of course. we leftists just love to see innocent people killed in minority communities. yep, i was just reading marx, i think it's in chapter 10 of das kapital " the working class revolution will only occur when more people are murdered in fast food restaurants" . that marx, he was a real profit er uh prophet!

and just to throw a wrench into this incredibly presumptuous
generalization: i have a very close family member who is on the left side of things politically and is also a tough as nails criminal prosecutor.

hmmmmmmmm

Posted on: 2006/9/22 17:16
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Re: Israeli Troops invade Mel Gibson - No really, how to ruin Jersey City by rewarding voters!
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....i like this lotto voting connection. here's a good way to tweak it jersey style:

mandatory licenses to play any lottery game.
the license is contingent on active participation in all elections.
poor and working class people would vote by the thousands then.

yes, i know that lotterys are a form of regressive taxation..but encouragement to participate in the electoral process would at least partially offset the the negatives.

wouldn't it?

Posted on: 2006/8/3 20:35
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