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Re: Gas station Air & Vacuums... prices & locations
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I bought an air compressor that plugs into the cigarette lighter of the car. It's the best $25.00 i've ever spent. It's saved me from having to change flats 3 times.


I did the same as well... agreed... a well spent $25.

Posted on: 2017/12/11 20:22
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Re: Jersey City Medical Center Medical Bill
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Additionally, unless you are in a life or death situation, and I know this is not as simple as it seems, look for 24 hour medical clinics for dealing with such treatments. Their rates are significantly lower than the ER, and these types of situations are exactly what they are designed for.

Obviously, a chest pain (potential heart issue) or broken bones, severe wounds, etc., head right to the EF. But pain that you've been living with, fevers, and other stuff that don't feel life threatening, then the clinics are a better choice.

Posted on: 2017/12/10 8:41
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Re: Bed in a box recommendations ?
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Timely topic, as I have been considering a Sleep Number bed, and also looking at Casper. Would love to hear from others that may have first hand experience with these, or similar, brands.



If you're considering Sleep Number, consider Personal Comfort
https://www.personalcomfortbed.com/
Significiantly less expesnsive, but the quality is as good. We've had ours for a year now and we are very happy. And it was easy to assemble. It took me more time to take apart my old queen size bed then it took me to assemble the new frame and mattress.
The biggest thing they lack is the chain of national show rooms.

One note, ignore the sales hype on their webpage. The sale never really ends.

Posted on: 9/9 16:22
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Re: 3rd QT (8/1) tax bill still missing from JC website
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From http://www.cityofjerseycity.com/


UPDATE: Mailing of Tax Bills

The tax bills have been created. Bills have been mailed at this time to Escrow Servicers and Tax Payers that participate in the ACH payment program. All other bills with be sent out by our mailing service and are guaranteed to be in the mail by September 8, 2017 at the latest.

The grace period for payment of the 2017 third installment will end on October 3, 2017. Any payment received after October 3, 2017 will be charged interest from August 1, 2017 to the date that the payment is received in the Tax Collector’s office.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we dealt with the unusually long delay this year in receiving our 2017 tax rate

Posted on: 9/1 10:53
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Re: Tax Abatement Expiration?
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2017 Taxes are posted on the City Website

http://taxes.cityofjerseycity.com/

Posted on: 8/19 13:12
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Re: Confederate Flag added to Liberty State Park
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You mean like Donald Trump or Richard Nixon??

Posted on: 8/17 18:34
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Re: 3rd QT (8/1) tax bill still missing from JC website
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The community I own in came out of its final year of PILOT (Abatement) in 2016. They sent us a bill for 2017 first half abatement charges, which I thought strange, as I thought the abatement should have ended. But I still sent in the check as billed. A few weeks later, the check came back with a hand scribbled note saying the abatement was over. So I'm sure I owe the unabated taxes, for the 1st and 2nd quarters, yet they still haven't shown up on the website.

I'm guessing it will all show up after the reval. I hope people are banking the taxes that they would have owed, rather than spending the money.


Posted on: 7/25 20:15
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Re: 2017 Tax Reval - Impact on Property Tax Abatement on Newer Homes
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First. no one knows with absolute certainty how the reval will affect any individual property, abated or not. There are valid thoughts that certain neighborhoods are over-taxed and will therefore benefit, and that other neighborhoods are under-taxed and will therefore see their taxes go up

That being said, it depends on how your abatement is worded. As far as I understand, abatements are just on the "improvements" to your property, i.e. the building, and not the land. So your land's assessed value could go up or down. Additionally, if your abatement is worded as mine was (just ended) there's a phase out, where your abated taxes are based on an escalating percentage of your unabated tax, then again your assessed value could go up or down. On the other hand, if your abatement is based on some other formula, as mine was for the first years of my abatement, then the taxes on your building should not change.

Simply put, there's no real way to know for sure for any home, abated or not, and each abatement has its own set of rules to apply.

Posted on: 7/4 7:57
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Re: Activists drape 'Refugees Welcome' banner on Statue of Liberty
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My family were peasants in Europe while the slave trade was active all over the world, and you do know it was other black Africans who rounded up other black Africans and sold them, right?

But I'm sure glad we had President Lincoln and the Republican party to end slavery.


And you do know that the parties have swapped roles in the liberal/conservative spectrum in the late 1800s thru early 1900s. The Republican Party started out as the liberal extreme, they have now finally made it to the conservative extreme. Oh wait, no education, eh?


I guess you missed all the votes on civil rights in the sixties that Democrats opposed and Republicans supported . . .


I'm assuming you're talking about the southern "Dixiecrats" who were (to use the current vernacular) "Democrat In Name Only," and started joining the Republican party as soon as that happened in the 1960s.

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Re: Activists drape 'Refugees Welcome' banner on Statue of Liberty
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My family were peasants in Europe while the slave trade was active all over the world, and you do know it was other black Africans who rounded up other black Africans and sold them, right?

But I'm sure glad we had President Lincoln and the Republican party to end slavery.


And you do know that the parties have swapped roles in the liberal/conservative spectrum in the late 1800s thru early 1900s. The Republican Party started out as the liberal extreme, they have now finally made it to the conservative extreme. Oh wait, no education, eh?

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Re: Activists drape 'Refugees Welcome' banner on Statue of Liberty
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I really love the attitude of conservatives. I got here, I got my piece of the American pie, fuck those who come after me. This has been going on for as long as people have been coming to America from other parts of the world.

For the record, I have no problems deporting ILLEGAL immigrants, but to do so without fair hearings as is going on now, that's atrocious. And to deport kids who have grown up here, when their parents brought them in as kids, also lousy.

But this paranoia that immigrants are the root of this nation's problems, well that's just selfish. We are all the product of immigration.

Posted on: 2/22 8:32
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Re: Jersey City rally in support of immigrants
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When the 5 countries who have the largest concentration of Muslim citizens have no travel restrictions-it's not a Muslim ban, is it?


No of course not... It's a "Muslim ban, except for those those countries in which the Donald has business interests."

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Re: Secaucus Boy Kicked Out of Scouts Because He's Transgender (Petition)
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Here's the problem I see with people like you Yvonne. You impose your lifestyle choices on others. You have no idea what a mother and father go through with their child. If they spent the last 8 years (or whatever the age of their child may be) observing their child, garnering professional opinions and talking to the child, then they are the ones most prepared to make judgement, or if not the most prepared, they surely are the ones that have the legal and moral rights till proven differently.
Conservatives want a one answer solution. Liberals know that each situation is different, and want the whole situation explored by the people who are involved. You personally have no idea what this young (born) female (Self decided) older male is about. You have NO right to judge, only the individuals involved do.
The same is true with reproductive choices, and the right to die choice.
I really wish you religious based conservatives would go crawl under a rock and leave us alone.



What, I am saying - you do not lie to children. The girl who thinks she is a boy will never be a male. To tell her she can change her gender is doing her a disservice. Unlike many here I worked with students for 30 years, they want the truth not lies. Even as early as eight, children know when adults/teachers lie to them. You should hear what young children say about adults and truth, they know the difference.
It was common to lie to children before the 1960s about adoption, when they found out they were depressed. This is similar, this girl has a fantasy that is not real and the lies just feeds into this fantasy.


Of course you don't lie to children, no one is advocating that you do. But when a child says s/he doesn't feel right in his/her own skin, with whatever words or phrases they use, you need to listen to that child. Science has proven (do you even believe in science?). over the last few decades, that that chromosomes and genitals don't always match a person's psychological make-up. That's real, whether or not you choose to believe it. Yes, one of the wonderful things about science, it doesn't matter how you feel, it's what can be proven right or wrong that counts. So no matter how you feel, it's been proven that boys can wind up being girls or girls can wind up being boys. Sure it's rare, and before any surgical/physical change is done, one should exhaust all other possibilities. But don't ever deny it, no matter what your religion tells you.

In the case being discussed here, only the child in question, the parents, and the professionals they've consulted know for sure what the reality is. You don't.

How that Boy Scout troop elects to react is their business, but even with my father being an Eagle Scout, I will never vouch for the Boy Scouts. They are a bigoted group. (Please note that I didn't say "racist," there are other forms of bigotry.) BTW, I feel the same about the Salvation Army.

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Re: Secaucus Boy Kicked Out of Scouts Because He's Transgender (Petition)
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Here's the problem I see with people like you Yvonne. You impose your lifestyle choices on others. You have no idea what a mother and father go through with their child. If they spent the last 8 years (or whatever the age of their child may be) observing their child, garnering professional opinions and talking to the child, then they are the ones most prepared to make judgement, or if not the most prepared, they surely are the ones that have the legal and moral rights till proven differently.
Conservatives want a one answer solution. Liberals know that each situation is different, and want the whole situation explored by the people who are involved. You personally have no idea what this young (born) female (Self decided) older male is about. You have NO right to judge, only the individuals involved do.
The same is true with reproductive choices, and the right to die choice.
I really wish you religious based conservatives would go crawl under a rock and leave us alone.


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Re: Secaucus Boy Kicked Out of Scouts Because He's Transgender (Petition)
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JerseyMom, I have taught that age group for many years, I have an understanding of students interactions, especially joy and pain. So my statements are not armchair comments. The greatest joy I have received from my former students are comments that made while much older, while in high school or college. They thanked me for treating them fairly and for some advice.
Since we now live in an age of suicide, I always remind my students that they are a part of God's creation and they are important to that creation. Do not allow anyone to tell them they are not important, because they are. If they were not important, then God would not create them and God does not make mistakes. Whenever I said this to my students, their faces relaxed. They felt at ease, perhaps plain joy. My advice to that girl is - God created you female and God rejoiced in His creation. I am lucky I worked for Catholic schools.


Religious schools are our problem.
They teach intolerance to anything that doesn't comport with their limited world view.

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Re: Secaucus Boy Kicked Out of Scouts Because He's Transgender (Petition)
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Until you experience life in a similar situation, what right do you have to judge it? Do you know exactly what is going on in that child's mind, do you really know how the child feels about him/herself? Do you know his/her emotional urges and desires? How many lives would have been saved if society had been more acceptable of these transgender urges. We will never know how many transgender children were shamed into hiding their reality and therefore then took their own lives.

People forcing their god based morality on others are the ones playing god. Shame on you.

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Re: Disrespecting "other" religions
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No, it was gay men entering the priesthood who are raping kids.


Sounds like you took this view straight from a Vatican publication. If you'd bother to research this issue you'd know that child molestation is seldom about sex it's about an adult exercising power over a helpless victim. But continue to live in your backward Catholic world.


No, according to many we do not choose our sexual orientation, if that is true, then it was gays who violated those children. You want to attack the church and when it is pointed out who violated the children then you want to attack the truth.


2 points:
First is total speculation, maybe the absurdity of celibacy attracts those trying to hide their gayness. "I have these gay urges which my church tells me are evil, so I'll become a celibate priest."

Second, no matter who committed these atrocious acts, the church has been covering them up for decades, perhaps centuries. And I'd bet my bottom dollar, that these issues aren't over.

I'll repeat and expound my original statement, I don't and society doesn't owe a damn thing to the Catholic Church.

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Re: Disrespecting "other" religions
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To the so-called atheist and agnostics on this board, you owe your understanding of life through the work of the Catholic Church. They built the first schools for the masses and created the hospital system we have today. The culture as we know it is based on Western Civilization which was formed and shaped by the Catholic Church. A source for this is Thomas E Woods's book. https://www.amazon.com/Catholic-Church ... ivilization/dp/1596983280



Yvonne,

I owe absolutely nothing to the Catholic Church... not a damn thing. I have no problems with spiritual Christians and Catholics. There are many I love and adore, and consider good friends. But I owe not a damn thing to the Church, or most religious organizations, which makes practice of taking from all it's members and giving very little back, unless it sees a profit.

Posted on: 2016/10/12 18:57
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Re: Disrespecting "other" religions
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Pew research poll, one of the most respected polling organizations around has asked over the last few years, "Which one group of people are least likely to vote for President." This shows the one group that Americans are most bigoted towards. Do you know what that one group is? Atheists. so don't tell me that Atheists don't have anything to fear.


Americans dislike atheists because they are immoral and unAmerican.


And you sir, are the perfect example of what I'm talking about. Just remember one thing, my morality is based on what is in my heart and mind, not based on fear of god and going to hell like your morality. And unlike people like you, I put country, this country, ahead of any church or religion.

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I'd have more sympathy for the protection of Christmas if it wasn't ripped off from the pagans in the first place.

I thought thou shalt not steal?


No one asked you for sympathy. People are stating a fact the religion especially Christianity is being attacked. Every year the atheist group put up a billboard attacking the birth of Jesus. Do they do that with Islam or the Jewish faith? No, I have never seen the attack on billboards by Christians calling out atheists for their lack of belief. There are billboards promoting faith but not attacking nonbelievers. Everyone has a right to believe or not believe without being attacked. It makes you wonder why are atheists are afraid of Christians, perhaps they are afraid of the truth.


Pew research poll, one of the most respected polling organizations around has asked over the last few years, "Which one group of people are least likely to vote for President." This shows the one group that Americans are most bigoted towards. Do you know what that one group is? Atheists. so don't tell me that Atheists don't have anything to fear.

http://www.people-press.org/2014/05/1 ... d-do-more-harm-than-good/

Non-Christians are the ones constantly being put down. There is no war on Christianity. You are just finally being told that you can't force your beliefs on everyone else.

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Sorry, meant Not sure how you can claim this is Christians waging war on non-Christians, where it is actually the exact opposite!


It's real simple, No Jew or Atheist (of which I'm both, but I don't expect you to understand that), has ever told a Christian that you can't celebrate your religion. We do ask that you not force your religion on us or our government. And even the founding fathers found that a reasonable request, hence the "Separation of State and Church" in the first Amendment.
OTOH, Christians are constantly demanding that people who don't celebrate the way they do are somehow less than them. God forbid we don't celebrate Christ, or we are unpatriotic Americans and heathens.

So yes, some of you you Christians (certainly not all) are waging war on us non-Christians.

BTW, I'm happily married to a Christian woman who is very spiritual. Our marriage works because while she would like me to believe, she has never asked me to believe, nor has she ever demeaned me because I don't believe.


Who is demanding anyone force their religion?? I can care less what you are or aren't, so long as you do not force your religious beliefs on society. If you read the link which shows the NYC public school days off calendar, you would CLEARLY see that Christmas and Easter, arguably the largest celebrated holidays in NYC are not listed. Jewish and Muslim holidays which are celebrate in far fewer numbers are listed.

The NYC school district should accurately represent all the religious days off for what they are, or not list any at all.

You're an atheist? Fine, God bless you. But that does change the fact that there is a glaring omission of the most celebrated holiday in the country's largest school district.

Yet another victory for the Libs.



I'm so sorry you are offended that they aren't spelled out for you... the winter and spring breaks were created around Christmas and Easter... that is fact.

Your statement of "god bless you" is as meaningless to me as can be, since god is meaningless to me.

"Libs" don't want victories, they just want the truth to be the driving force.

And yes, your religious morality is forced on all of us. You try to deny women the right to reproductive rights, you force your myths on our money, you force your myths into our "Pledge of Allegiance," you ask me to swear on a bible in court (but then allow me an out, but only if I ask it, and then I look like a heretic), for years you prevented the LGBT community from living the same way straights do. The list goes on and on....


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Re: Disrespecting "other" religions
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Sorry, meant Not sure how you can claim this is Christians waging war on non-Christians, where it is actually the exact opposite!


It's real simple, No Jew or Atheist (of which I'm both, but I don't expect you to understand that), has ever told a Christian that you can't celebrate your religion. We do ask that you not force your religion on us or our government. And even the founding fathers found that a reasonable request, hence the "Separation of State and Church" in the first Amendment.
OTOH, Christians are constantly demanding that people who don't celebrate the way they do are somehow less than them. God forbid we don't celebrate Christ, or we are unpatriotic Americans and heathens.

So yes, some of you you Christians (certainly not all) are waging war on us non-Christians.

BTW, I'm happily married to a Christian woman who is very spiritual. Our marriage works because while she would like me to believe, she has never asked me to believe, nor has she ever demeaned me because I don't believe.

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Re: Disrespecting "other" religions
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It's not about knowing when it's Christmas. It's simply acknowledging it on the school year calendar. If the NYC school system can't acknowledge the most celebrated holiday in the world (and indeed, in NYC) then what gives them the right to list other religion's holidays by name?


It is acknowledged... You have this two week break that encompasses Christmas, as well as New Years and possibly Chanuka, as well as other celebrations. The kids have off. Do you need to be told explicitly that it's a Christmas Break? And you already have Easter off simply because it falls on a Sunday.

This crazy idea that this country is waging a war on Christianity is simply bullshit. The reality is, some Christians are waging a war on everything non-Christian.

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Yvonne,
Are you judging people who haven't read the bible? Are people who don't read the bible somehow less than you?
How about if I've primarily read only the set of books most Americans call the "First Testament?" Would that make me less of a person. How about if I read that so called "First Testament" and even in my early teens realized that it was a bunch of malarkey, at least IMHO. And I decided I didn't believe any of it. Does that make me less of a person?

Oh... and what about all those people who took the religion of Abraham Isaac and Jacob, and based on some messiah and created a whole new religion. A religion that gave up many of the rules of the original religion?

I'm just wondering where you are coming from.

Posted on: 2016/10/3 14:10
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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I'm sitting on the shuttle from WTC, and we are crawwwwwwling up 6th ave at a snail's pace.

The first stop isn't until 4th street, so here's me missing that movie date.

It's gonna be a long 4 month stretch for PATH riders, but a lucrative one for the MTA, as I don't see many of us doing this more than once.


Have you ever heard of the New York City Subway?


Yes, I know it sucks that you'll have to pay an extra fare, but for getting around New York City, nothing beats the Subway.

And give the PA a break on this one. Over a hundred years ago, it was decided to build a two track system throughout what is now PATH. They are trying to perform a major upgrade, there is no "good time" to do this, so they picked the least bad "bad time." Grow up and help yourself.

Posted on: 2016/8/7 7:33
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Re: Problems with Comcast?
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I concur with On_The 3rd. I haven't had a piece of Comcast equipment in my house in close to 15 years. I own my own modem, routers, DVR (TiVo), etc. The only thing they may own is the cabling, and even that I'm not sure of. And in that time, for at least the last dozen years, service has been exceptionally stable, both Internet and TV. Other than Sandy, there have been few outages. My biggest gripe is indeed their billing/customer service. But their signals, just fine.

And yes, even with expensive TiVo, including the lifetime costs, along with modem and router, I'm way ahead versus renting their equipment.

Posted on: 2016/7/7 6:31
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Re: Extended Meter times
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Someone has to pay for Fulop giving city workers a $15/hour minimum wage.


If everyone had the $15 minimum wage they could afford the couple of extra quarters a day, and a whole lot more. Everyone deserves a living wage.

Posted on: 2016/5/12 7:45
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Re: JC firefighter facing federal heroin charges in Massachusetts
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Everybody is human. My thoughts go out for the man. Hopefully he can turn his life around.

Posted on: 2016/5/12 7:40
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Re: New McDonald's concept gets test in Jersey City: Smaller, faster and standing room only
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And I refuse to do Drive Through dining... I'll never eat in my car, especially while driving. Either provide me with a place to eat, or I'll drive on to the next place that does.

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Re: What happened to Aug 1 property tax bill?
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While I received my abatement bill, I too have not received by land tax bill. Yesterday I called the Tax Office, and they gave me the same information. I already knew the web site and therefore the amounts due. I wrote a check and put it in the US Mail slot.
Wait, that may be a bad idea :)

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