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Re: Corzine signs law limiting handgun purchases - Represents a victory for Jersey City Mayor Jerram
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Edit: There was a message to which I am replying to by gibbons70. It was deleted by either the poster or webmaster. I think my reply relevant anyway.

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Owning a gun in the city? Competitive shooters, and collector's live in cities.

Automatic assault weapons have been banned/heavily restricted since 1934, due to the National Firearms Act, and no newly manufactured automatic weapons are for civilian purchase since 1986. For legal ownership, you need Federal permission, live in a State that allows full auto, and a big ol' bank account to fund the purchase/maintenance/usage. That, is, unless, you know somebody.......

But you do mention full auto firearms, which are for military/LE usage, and it would be interesting to see a legit argument stating that the NFA of '34 is unconstitutional. Able bodied civilians being part of the Militia and such, sort of a Minuteman thing.....

I've been lucky never to have witnessed yahoo's shootin' off their guns in this town. Which is illegal, in so many ways.

Unrelated, NJ does not view self defense as a legal reason for gun ownership in NJ. Go down to JCPD HQ and ask. They'll tell you.


Like I said, I'm not against gun ownership. I am for restricted gun ownership, a privilege if you will. I've been to places in this country where walking outside is not advisable without a rifle. I get it. Let me make it clear, a felon found for possession should spend a good generation thinking about how stupid it was to play gangsta or cowboy.

That said, I also don't care about what form of animal a gun collector is. Has no place in a city. Keep it in the country. I can't keep a grenade collection around.

The Heller case was brought due to stupid local legislation which said that any "bottom loaded" gun was an automatic weapon. While that's obviously ridiculous, the courts over-reached in the finding regarding the 2nd Ammendment's militia clause.

I understand that people want to exercise their 2nd Amendment right, but some people go to far. There's a reasonable argument to be made about what needed for self defense versus what is can be considered to be an unsecured threat to one's neighbors.

When it comes to the murderers, a gun just enables the coward. He might have killed anyway, but it makes it so much easier for him.

Posted on: 2009/12/19 0:49
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FBI seizes computers, documents from Jersey City public school athletic departments
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JERSEY CITY -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a raid on the athletic departments of the five Jersey City public high schools early Friday morning, confiscating desktop and laptop computers, records, receipts, files, and documents at all of the school locations.

According to two reliable sources, the FBI investigation is part of a probe involving an equipment reconditioning firm based in Easton, Pa. that handled all of Jersey City?s athletic equipment reconditioning, especially football, for the last 25 years.

In January of 2008, David Drill, the former president of Circle System from 1982 through 2007, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. His charge was related to allegedly overcharging several New Jersey high schools for the reconditioning of athletic equipment.

At the time of his guilty plea, the 60-year-old Drill, a resident of Pennsylvania but a very familiar face in local athletic circles, did not receive any sentence. U.S. District Judge Dickinson Debevoise reserved sentencing, which could have included a five-year jail term and fines of $500,000.

It was believed at the time that Drill?s sentencing was delayed because he had agreed to turn state?s evidence and implicate that others were involved in his scheme.

At the time of Drill?s guilty plea almost two years ago, then U.S. Attorney Ralph Marra said that there were others involved in the fraud and ?school officials who contracted with Circle who knew or should have known something of the fraud and often participated in it by assisting Drill and others.?

The state?s information stated that Circle System had submitted fake price quotes to schools, supplied schools with phony paperwork if work could not completed in a certain fiscal budget year, gave gifts and donations to schools and school purchasing officials, only to later bill for them and kept money when schools paid more than once for the same service.

In admitting his guilt, Drill said he was aware that other Circle System employees had provided school officials with false bids and estimates for reconditioning work that were made to appear coming from contractors that were competitors of Circle System.

Drill also admitted that Circle System misrepresented helmet testing data, not following the national safety guidelines that were put in place to prevent head-related injuries.

Jersey City did hundreds of thousands of dollars in business with Circle during Drill?s term of employment. Circle System handled the equipment reconditioning for all four Jersey City public high school football teams.

In November, it was learned that the FBI had begun to investigate several different northern New Jersey school districts, when Lyndhurst and Ramapo in Bergen County both received subpoenas to turn over documents and information regarding Circle System.

Now, the probe has apparently turned its focus on the Jersey City public schools.

Michael Venutolo, the director of health, physical education and athletics for the public schools, did not return phone calls. His secretary said that he was taking a vacation day on Friday.

A member of the Law Department for the Jersey City Board of Education said that they were going to further investigate the situation, reserving comment for the time being. -- Jim Hague

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Posted on: 2009/12/18 23:18
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Re: Corzine signs law limiting handgun purchases - Represents a victory for Jersey City Mayor Jerram
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Well obviously the other things have a primary purpose which is not killing people. The car analogy is just dumb.

I'm not against guns. I just don't see the purpose of owning one in a city. It's needlessly dangerous and your kidding yourself if you think should be a privilege and not a right (you know, like a car?). If you want to keep one in your closet, go right ahead though.

Dirt, possession certainly can be illegal. Circumstances dictate.

The Heller case made some serious precedent but it was a flawed ruling. It's was 5-4. It made determinations about what the 2nd Ammendment deemed and "arm" and weather you were part of an organized militia. It clearly deliniated that it's decision did not include other weapons (sawed off shotguns, automatic assault rifles. It's failed to determine the states rights aspect. etc etc It will be revisited.

I've seen drunken idiots in this town shoot off their guns in town on three separate occasions for various reasons. Self defense was never one of them.

Posted on: 2009/12/18 22:29
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Re: Downtown Jersey City Watch-Updates
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Quote:

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A man in his early 30's


I think I saw this dude.


Seriously, can you give a better description?

Posted on: 2009/12/18 15:12
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Re: City Council will vote on $130,000 contract to move "wayfinding'' signs out of the way of sidewalks.
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Fulop, wtf?

Posted on: 2009/12/18 15:10
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Re: Corzine signs law limiting handgun purchases - Represents a victory for Jersey City Mayor Jerram
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Quote:

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Can you? Correlation is not causation. You're dismissing the possibility that any other factor is at work.


No it isn't, but you can infer from the statistics and the large sample size that it is a significant factor especially when other contributing factors are similar (poverty rates, etc).

Posted on: 2009/12/17 23:04
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Re: Not a matter of semantics
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What's more likely, the state pension not being honored or your taxes going up?

I think they'll be just fine.

Posted on: 2009/12/16 23:17
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Re: City Council will vote on $130,000 contract to move "wayfinding'' signs out of the way of sidewalks.
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Quote:

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Is there any reason this should cost more than $1,000 per sign, if that?


Probably because the contractor has given over $50K in political donations over the last five years. And that's just the reported funds.

Posted on: 2009/12/16 17:36
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Re: Sheriff's Office employee saw arrests & began telling people on line for Welfare Department to l
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It gets worse. If you're arrested for child support, you have to pay the full amount due to get out of jail instead of the usual bail.

So if I mug you with a weapon, my bail might be $100K, and I can get out on a $10k cash bail. Owe $15k in child support? No %10 cash option. It's up to those around you to come up with the cash. I doubt baby's momma is going to help you out with that one.

Posted on: 2009/12/11 18:37
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Re: Random Police Stops at Manila and 9th Street
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Possible. They're looking to speak with a resident of the building they can't find.

Posted on: 2009/12/10 17:20
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Re: Best fried chicken?
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Curious, has your son had a reaction to peanut oil in the past? I think you'd be surprised how many people use it to deep fry. I know for sure Chik-Fil-A does for sure.

It should be fine if it's processed to remove all the protein, but I can certainly understand that you'd want to avoid any risk.

Posted on: 2009/12/10 14:37
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Re: Murder @ Paulus Hook Towers
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I was curious about the statistics on this. Just horrifying really.

Of all children under age 5 murdered from 1976-2005 --

* 31% were killed by fathers
* 29% were killed by mothers
* 23% were killed by male acquaintances
* 7% were killed by other relatives
* 3% were killed by strangers

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/homicide/children.htm

Posted on: 2009/12/8 23:55
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Re: Downtown JC Churches - Reviews
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Seriously.

Monastica est secretum.

Posted on: 2009/12/4 20:42
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Re: IRON MONKEY
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Quote:

jcironmonkey wrote:
Drop Off Your Girlfriend and Leave Night (8pm-Close)
Guys, Do you need a night off from your significant other? Drop your girlfriend off at Iron Monkey, (inform the bartender) and pick up a free Guinness Glass. Your girlfriend will receive 50% off House Wines and Martinis. Boyfriend needs to notify the bartender who his Girlfriend is before he bolts!


So shady.

Posted on: 2009/12/4 3:15
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Re: You Are What You Eat
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Quote:

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In this age of swine flu, bird flu, and SARS (remember that one?)


As if the steak in my food truck taco comes with an option for medium-rare. Is food even considered a real vector for those viruses? Come on. If you don't like it, don't eat it.

Posted on: 2009/12/4 3:00
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Re: VERIZON FIOS
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Thanks Mark. I actually worked it out with their support. (Which BTW, is very good.)

Turned out one of the tuners in the DVR lost signal and I just had to reseat the coax and reset. If you press Select twice while the power is off you can get a ton of diagnostic info on the box. Good to know.

Posted on: 2009/12/3 21:49
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Re: Cops: Jersey City man high on PCP hits two cars, announces he's 'God'
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Direct links don't work to the DoC. You need to accept the the terms and search manually.

Posted on: 2009/12/2 22:33
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Re: Cops: Jersey City man high on PCP hits two cars, announces he's 'God'
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So apparently back in 1998 this guy jumped over the desk at a precinct, open fired on cops, hit one, and ended up getting shot in the chest and doing time for attempted murder.

How the f is he even walking around after pulling something like that?

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/02/10/nyr ... -suspect-in-shooting.html

I hope he has an "accident" while getting booked.

Posted on: 2009/12/2 22:18
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Re: New Planters on Newark
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Quote:

srg1 wrote:
I asked the painters if they were going to fix the Grove Street clock and they laughed and said "yes."


Classic.

Posted on: 2009/12/2 1:54
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Re: NJ city considers billing insurance for fire calls
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Really. Kind of reminds me of some great scenes from Gangs of New York where the fire brigades were a capitalistic bunch who raided the houses for the good stuff and maybe got around to putting out the flames.

Does the Fire Safety Director of those commercial clients get a kickback for pulling the fire alarm?

Posted on: 2009/12/2 1:49
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Re: gangbangers & reese's?
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Posted on: 2009/12/1 21:38
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Re: Hamilton Park Ale House jersey Ave.
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Quote:

Vigilante wrote:
They mentioned something about opening a beer-garden in the back but that ain't happening since the residents of that building will definitely put the kabash on it.


Nah. I hear it's all hookers upstairs anyway :)

Posted on: 2009/12/1 20:44
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Re: Garbage collection - will they take a 3' diameter metal table?
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I called last week to see if they'd take a couch. Web site said to call in advance but they said they'll just take up to 4 bulk pieces without prior notice. Table shouldn't be a problem.

Posted on: 2009/12/1 2:35
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Re: sourcing ingredients in or around JC
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Never seen a ready-made version. It can be a bit of a pain to make, but it makes the house smell so good, it's almost worth it just for that.

If you get to Hoboken, you might want to step in to Hemer's Cafe and ask if they can give a suggestion. That's the only local German joint I can think of.

The Buy-Rite guys seems pretty accommodating. Could ask them to order a case or two.

Posted on: 2009/11/30 22:16
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Re: gangbangers & reese's?
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The man has a point.

Posted on: 2009/11/30 22:03
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Re: Legal Apartment Question
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Nope.

Posted on: 2009/11/28 21:46
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Re: Atheist Group Stops Parking Discounts for Jehovah's Witnesses in Journal Square
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Can't wait to hear Heights and DirtMcGirt answer that question.

Posted on: 2009/11/26 17:56
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Re: Hamilton Park Renovation - Update
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Call me negative or naive all you like, but there's nothing disingenuous about my argument.

Show me the local dirty or graffitied park; Enos? No, pretty nice. Van Vorst? Beautiful. Roberto Clemente? Looks ok to me. LSP? Nope. Waterfront? Great but needs some work in spots. Hardly a ghetto.

All seem to be doing ok without a conservancy.

HP was in disrepair and had an issue with homeless people leaving their junk behind among other issues, but it was a perfectly nice place. I think a little renewed pride brought from the renovation will go along way. That and a little civic responsibility.

Or, perhaps that's just my optimism.

Posted on: 2009/11/24 22:11
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Re: Hamilton Park Renovation - Update
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Yup, totally agree.

As for designated planting areas, we don't have those. Not as issue anymore thankfully.

Posted on: 2009/11/24 21:12
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Re: VERIZON FIOS
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I think it's just much cheaper if you do sign the contract. Check at the website though.

Service has been great except lately TLC, History and a couple other HD channels are out. SD is fine. Anyone else experiencing this?

Posted on: 2009/11/24 20:47
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