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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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sinik wrote:

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haha, yeah, the joke in Poland is "Colombowicz".

Poles love to brag about Chopin and Copernicus (Kopernik) but this one.....naahhh.

Posted on: 2010/12/7 8:10
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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sinik wrote:

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Why hasn't the powerful Polish community in JC also erected monuments to them?


there's a vietnamese community in Warsaw, they don't have any monuments.

although, the muslim community (very small, like every ethnic group in Poland) is still trying to build a mosque in warsaw.....see how well that one goes.

anyway, i dig the statue. during my morning runs along the water i used to like whizzing past it. all these mixed feelings about it make me like it even more. maybe that was the artist's intentions.

Posted on: 2010/11/13 7:37
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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You're absurd. Give them? are you serious?


huh? dude.....Pulaski served in the USA....we built a bridge in his name....but it's something very appreciated by Poles around the world. is "give" that bad of a choice of words? you build something and if it's not for yourself but for someone else, you're "giving" it to someone, no? this is silly. relax, pappy.

Posted on: 2010/11/12 7:55
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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I wonder how many statues to Columbus there are in Poland


zero.

in a related matter, you'd be surprised to see how many poles were pissed off because NYC didn't light the empire state building in polish colors to commemorate Pulaski this year. but, that's just the way poles are. give em' a bridge, give em' a monument....they'll still complain about a light display.

Posted on: 2010/11/11 12:42
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Getting from JFK to Manhattan using public transport
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Sorry if this was already discussed in another thread....

A friend of mine is flying in from Europe to JFK and needs to get to Manhattan from the airport. What's the best and preferably cheapest way to do so? What kind of bus system is set up out of JFK? Can tickets be bought online or maybe it's just easier to buy them when they arrive?

Any help would be appreciated.

Posted on: 2010/5/14 15:11
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Re: Dear Webmaster, I find your thread consolidation annoying
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He allows this to become a bitch-fest so give they guy slack


I simply don't see this is as him being a nice guy to please posters of this site. No offense to the guy, but it's entirely in his own self interest to allow bitch fests on JClist. Without it, he gets waaaaay less traffic and loses members/number of posts/overall traffic as a result.

Posted on: 2009/12/16 11:11
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Re: Woman, 70, in 'life-threatening but stable' condition after being mauled by pit bulls
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Maybe we should euthanize all minorities and families of criminals too because they may also be a potential threat to society based on stigma and statistics?


having this conversation with the pit bull deniers is like listening to hard core republicans defend Sarah Palin.

Posted on: 2009/12/7 11:28
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Re: Woman, 70, in 'life-threatening but stable' condition after being mauled by pit bulls
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christ on a cracker, I hate this thread. i want to pee on this thread. i am currently trying to vomit on my keyboard hoping it somehow morfs into cyber-puke and goes all over this thread.

i hope all you pit bull deniers get bit by a chihuahua tomorrow whereas immediately after, your pit bull eats the chihuahua and then vomits it back up on your favorite pair of shoes when you get back home.

Posted on: 2009/12/6 22:19
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Re: Atheist Group Stops Parking Discounts for Jehovah's Witnesses in Journal Square
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8379981.stm

for those of you thinking it's any different in your own country, think again.

also worth noting: 161 million euros....JUST like that. but I guess any world wide organization enjoying absolute tax immunity would have a pretty big petty cash box too.....

Posted on: 2009/11/26 12:06
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Re: Jersey City 9-year-old is named World's Cutest Vegetarian Boy
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We are not exactly at the top of the food chain. Think for a moment how many wild animals have the ability to hunt, kill, and eat us with the instinct, strength, and teeth they are born with. Without accumulating and passing-on the knowledge of tools, weapons, and the domestication of docile herbivores we would be lucky to catch a potato. Also, with the exception of fish we almost never eat carnivorous animals. We are the most dangerous creatures on the planet, but we're far from born predators. It's only through a questionable system that I can go to the butcher shop tonight and buy a couple dry-aged rib eye steaks. (The side of brussel sprouts will be a different story.)


so following that logic, does that make an NFL linebacker higher in the food chain than you,regardless of his intelligence? after all, he's 5 times your strength.

Posted on: 2009/11/16 20:55
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Re: Atheist Group Stops Parking Discounts for Jehovah's Witnesses in Journal Square
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after re-reading your post robotjustin, i think i'm a bit confused on whether we are in agreement or not regarding the number of occurrences of sexual abuse by church faculty vs. public school teachers. I obviously posted my last post thinking that you were stating that public schools are the bigger problem because of the high occurrence, but now I'm not sure what your opinion is. if we were agreeing, sorry for the post. if we aren't, well, then we have more to talk about

Posted on: 2009/11/10 7:35
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Re: Atheist Group Stops Parking Discounts for Jehovah's Witnesses in Journal Square
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So that's 110,000k allegations over 50 years in one corner, versus 4.5 million actual cases per term of lower education. I'm actually quite surprised that you folks find it so hard to reckon that nearly every child spending 8 hours a day in a public school setting versus a small subset of children spending very limited time with a priest would result in exponentially higher figures of sexual abuse in favor of Public Schools, but that's apparently that's where bias gets you.


there's a fundamental problem with your numbers. take the entire population of a town, then look at the total population of the children in that town, within the ages of grades K through 12. chances are, over 99% of them attend school.

then, after you look at that number, take a look at how many of those children are going to church every week, and for how many hours they are actually exposed to church faculty. it's worth noting that most children who attend church show up on sunday, sit next to their parents, and an hour later, drive home with their parents.

then consider that nearly every single child, if not in fact every single child in that town attends school 5 days a week for several hours a day, 8 months out of the year, including after school activities like sports and various other clubs, or even summer school.

then re-adjust your numbers according to the actual amount of time, or real opportunities being presented to sexually harass/assault/molest a child, along with the number of school teachers in America vs. the number of priests. you are sure to get some real numbers then, my friend.

i always looked at this in the most basic of ways:

Company A has 100 employees, all of which live normal lives.

Company B has 100 employees, all men, and all are sworn for all eternity to never have any sexual contact with a human being.

i would expect more sexual "issues" surfacing in Company B.

Posted on: 2009/11/9 12:42
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Re: Atheist Group Stops Parking Discounts for Jehovah's Witnesses in Journal Square
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If we're going to deny tax-exempt status to child molesters, then we certainly need to start with Public Schools, who harbor and cover up molesters by a ratio of 100 to 1 over Catholics.


only we have no idea how many molesters exist in catholic churches. they seem to be quite prevalent, but the number could be several times greater than we will ever know.

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Please cite your source for this little pearl. Thanks.


please do.

Posted on: 2009/11/6 13:04
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Re: Atheist Group Stops Parking Discounts for Jehovah's Witnesses in Journal Square
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The BIG question is, when do we stop giving federal, state, and local tax breaks to religious organizations?


this is more the question. it's a public place, and everyone should pay the same. a church is a private entity, but nonetheless, it makes money. A LOT of money, and for religious businesses, them not paying taxes is no different in the grand scheme of things than the govt. or state making you pay say more for your food than they do, or more for a car, or home, or anything for that matter. they earn X, put X in their pockets. we earn X - Uncle Sam.

when God starts subsidizing the taxes churches and all other religious businesses don't pay for our schools, roads, teachers, police force/fire dept.......I'll leave this topic alone.

Posted on: 2009/11/4 15:39
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Re: Jersey City Police want to increase K-9 unit from five to nine dogs.
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add 100 more dogs, see if the crackheads and muggers give a damn.

adding more officers and police cars, well, that would be something.

Posted on: 2009/10/28 8:09
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Re: Running on the Jersey City streets
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i've never had any problems running on Grove.

a decent, safe route is to run from the south of downtown up to the north, cut across the tunnel and go up one of the main drags in Hoboken. you can easily make yourself a 6-7 miler this way and it's safe.

if you want something 10+, you can run up the west side of hoboken (Grand, Willow, etc.), turn around and go south on Washington, go back north on Hudson maybe, and go back south along Sinatra, and head back into JC. all these streets are safe.

Posted on: 2009/10/25 10:36
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Jersey City's Tomasz Adamek defeats Andrzej Golota
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http://insidefights.com/2009/10/24/adamek-defeats-golota/

Jersey City's Tomasz Adamek defeated Andrzej Golota yesterday in Lodz, Poland. It was billed as the biggest fight in Polish history. Not much of a fight though, Adamek basically hit him at will. I almost felt bad for the old timer, but then I realized how much money he was getting paid to take a short beating.

Adamek trains at the Rocky Marciano Boxing Gym on Division Street.

Posted on: 2009/10/25 9:22
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Re: Anti-gay group plans protests in Jersey City
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there is a difference in our world between a man saying, "i don't like gay people" and a man saying "I don't like the gays, it's part of my religion".

people don't like to come out and make strong statements unless they have a way of protecting themselves. religion supplies that protection, so people use it as a vehicle. they can be as discriminatory as they want against gays, women, western civilization, democracy, politics.........or approve of rape, genital mutilation, pedaphelia.........you name it, and people use religion to excuse it.

it's the ultimate excuse.

Posted on: 2009/10/21 8:30
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Re: Wanted: Crossing Guard; Qualifications: Must Know How to Cross Street; Salary: $31K/year
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For a job that requires nothing more than a high school diploma, i think police salaries are more than appropriate.

as far as occupational hazards that go along with police work, well, that's the job they chose.

overtime, state benefits, pension........they get paid just fine.

Posted on: 2009/10/6 5:49
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Re: Woman bitten by large dog in Van Vorst Park 9/11//09
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what do they say, "a human's mouth is dirtier than a dog's mouth"??

Posted on: 2009/9/16 17:13
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Re: Why Stay in Jersey City?
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if you can block out the fact that JC is one of the most dangerous cities in NJ, there are several reasons to stay, assuming you make good money.

it's expensive, taxes are high, but NJ taxes in general are high.

the rest of NJ consists of boring suburbs with long drives just to by milk and butter.

very ethnic/diverse, something you don't get in the burbs of NJ. you can get ethnic exposure in the burbs, but chances are the town will be all Italian, all Indian, all Polish, etc.

NYC

although it doesn't compare to NYC, JC has much more nightlife than most other cities/towns in NJ.

Liberty State Park. If you're a runner, cyclist, walker, whatever, you have a big open park right in town within walkable distance. most towns in NJ don't offer that.

cheap eats. you can eat food from a different part of the world day after day, it is generally going to be good, and it can be had for under 10 bucks.

close to airports.

it will keep you young. JC has a buzz to it, it keeps you on your toes, whereas when you settle into a suburb, things tend to get a little bland. JC has a certain grit and energy about it, something I always liked.

so...........dodge all the bullets, take karate classes to defend yourself against the "wolfpacks", keep your car in a garage, and try to forget that your city government is as corrupt as it gets.......and keep sticking it out in JC!

Posted on: 2009/8/11 11:56
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Re: VVP - Rent vs Buy Scenario
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trp3, all of the above is true, and to each their own. but there is one benefit of home ownership that has not been mentioned. once the mortgage is paid off, the taxes and maintenance on a property is significantly less than what it would cost to rent the same unit. housing costs drop off dramatically for the owner, while the renter would still have to dole out increasing sums of money each year (on average - due to inflation) to live in the same place.


but when is that mortgage eventually paid off???

most mortgages are 30 years.......

so when it's finally paid off, i can sell it, move somewhere cheaper so i can buy a house that costs a little less than what i currently have, and have a few bucks left

Food for thought:

I have been eyeing up North Carolina recently......the avg. cost for a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apt. in Charlotte, 1000 sq. ft., central air, pool, workout center in the complex, and a $225 security deposit (hard to believe, but yes, $225 is the avg.) you pay $700 a month. my parents are currently paying $9000 a year in taxes for their 2400 sq. ft. home in Morris County. before you even spend a nickel on maintaining the place, $9000 in taxes already bipasses an entire year's rent on a nice apt. in Charlotte.

my sister lives in the same county, her house is 1900 sq. ft., her taxes are $9000 as well.

i simply don't see where the "investment" is.

Posted on: 2009/7/16 17:14
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Re: VVP - Rent vs Buy Scenario
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Real estate is still a good investment even in this market.


again, i just fail to see that, unless you're a landlord maybe, but i was mostly talking about a family, buying vs. renting.


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trp3- I do agree that a home is a luxury with the benefits of peace of mind,potential appreciation over a long period,write offs etc. If someone has a family and makes a "smart purchase", its nice to know they can stay there as long as they can pay the bills.


everything that is listed here, i get from my apt., only the "appreciation" comes from my own investments, the peace of mind being i can easily budget my time and money every month because I know what the place will cost me every month and I never have to put fun things aside because I have to "work on the house", and the money saved every year not dumping cash into a house far outweighs whatever tax refund you might get each year, not to mention I don't have to wait all year to get it.

as for the last thing you wrote about being able to stay there...in the rare case that your landlord decided to say to you after years of on time rent payments, "you need to leave!", you can always easily find another apt.

peace of mind/benefits with a house is that it's yours and you can do whatever you want to it, whenever you want, and of course in most cases, much more space and more privacy. this is a luxury, and that's why it's so expensive.

Posted on: 2009/7/16 14:39
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Re: VVP - Rent vs Buy Scenario
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they've been arguing this scenario on the radio waves quite a bit recently.

in the end, i still see a house as a luxury, not an investment. unless you plan on buying a cheap house, fixing it up using minimal amounts of money, pay low property taxes and sell the thing no more than 4-5 years later and make double what you bought it for, owning a house simply doesn't make you money. property taxes, closing costs when you buy the place, the non-stop maintenance inside and out, higher heating/electricity/water costs, getting slammed by the bank in interest through your mortgage, along with little things like being forced to move farther away from your job in order to get something you can afford which adds to transportation costs........i simply don't see the "investment".

for someone planning to live in a house for 20 years strictly because "it's a good investment" and "paying rent is like throwing your money down the drain", all the power to you, live how you want, but for me, with all that extra money I'd have leftover from not owning a home, I can invest my money better over a 20 year period on other things (and not have to replace the roof, the driveway, the boiler, the septic system, house siding, windows, mow lawns, paint walls, go to Home Depot every other weekend to buy something for the house, rake leaves, so on and so forth, in order to earn that money when i finally sell the damn place) Hell, at that rate, get a part time job as a landscaper and fixer-upper guy and actually get paid for it!

i would love to own my own home one day. small place, minimal maintenance, small yard, maybe some woods in the back......but when I do buy that house, it won't be to make money, it will simply be because I want a house and am prepared to put in the time and money that it requires.

Posted on: 2009/7/16 10:49
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Re: Low flying Jet spotted over Jersey City confirmed as Air Force One
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it does seem like a huge waste of money, but I'm sure there's even bigger wastes of money going on as we speak. this one was just out in the open for everyone to see.

Posted on: 2009/4/29 11:59
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Re: Coast Guard comes to rescue of whale in the Hudson River (underneath the Verrazano Bridge)
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someone should tell this whale where the cool hangouts are......Fiji, Bahamas, Hawaii......

Posted on: 2009/4/10 9:55
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Re: Newport: Man plunges 7 stories to death in apparent suicide.
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as per usual, speculative idiocy.


whatever. that was a great post tankass.

Posted on: 2009/4/10 9:37
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Re: Heights Boxing "Fight Club" Takes Life of 14-year-old Boy
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far too often people underestimate the destructive capabilities a thrown punch can have.

hands are hard and heavy and if you are hit especially when you don't see it coming, death can result, without question.

watching two people fighting always gave me a sick feeling in my stomach.......it's flat out ugly to watch. tragedies like this remind me how dangerous fighting can be.

Posted on: 2009/4/9 12:17
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Re: Gentrification?
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yeah, i mean.....i didn't think GenomeGeneral's post was bad at all.

a group of people who make his neighborhood look like crap, make it look dirty, plus loud noises early on saturday mornings......what's wrong with complaining about that? You people on this forum complain about things far less than that ALL THE TIME. hell, you have entire threads dedicated to them.

If he didn't include "Puerto Ricans", would it have made any difference?

I can't imagine what would have happened if "Puerto Ricans" had been replaced with "Blacks".

The sensitivity on this forum is incredible.

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love it or leave it


Really? Love it or leave it? So you've never complained about anything on this forum? If not, there will be. You live in Jersey City, not an island paradise.

Posted on: 2009/4/8 13:29
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Re: Why don't JC restaurants/bars do that well?
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I would say it's easier to go out in Hoboken. In JC, there's more crime, so it's not always pleasant when you think about walking home in the dark.


this says a lot about the situation in my opinion.

I grew up in Northern Jersey. When I met people from that area my age, they ALL went to Hoboken to party, if not NYC. In Hoe-pokin', there are more bars in a smaller area, cleaner and aesthetically more pleasing.....and the safety thing is big. JC has a reputation, at least in the section of Jersey I grew up in, of a place full of crime and still underdeveloped. 2 things that deter people from visiting. And let's face it.....at the very least, the crime reputation holds true.

It's no different than Newark. I remember maybe 5-6 years ago I started hearing people saying, "wow, there are some really great restaurants in the Iron Bound, you should check it out," where immediately after everyone would roll their eyes and someone would say, "yeah, but I simply won't go to Newark."

JC I think gets plenty of its own inhabitants coming to the restaurants and bars, but it lacks the cashflow from other cities in Jersey, and this is a major difference between Hoboken and JC.

Growing up I knew nothing about JC, but everything about Hoboken.

Posted on: 2009/4/8 8:41
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