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Re: Reason #110 Why not take your car to Jersey City Ford
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I also went there to look at and test drive a Ford. Even though I liked what I drove, I decided to go with a different brand vehicle.
For the next 3-4 weeks I kept getting very pushy sales calls. Eventually I spoke to a manager, and I told him point blank (with a little lie). Yes sir, I loved the car, but because of all the very pushy salesmen you had, I purchased the Ford somewhere else. The phonecalls stopped.

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Re: A new N.J. bar’s dress code was called racist. The owner says it was ‘an oversight.’
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Completely agree - the Left turns EVERYTHING into a race or class war. And let's blame this on Trump while we're at it.


Excuse me... it seems to me you're turning a statement you don't like into a liberal thing. I'm quite liberal, and I'm not sure where the bar's dress code states anything racist. You don't have to be liberal to interpret the dress code in any number of different ways.

Your statement potentially says to me that Conservatives have to to slam everything they don't like as "liberal." But even I know that that broad a generalization is idiocy. So I'll pin the idiocy on you, not all conservatives.


Read the original article!! The article mentioned race - that's my point - the liberal (press) turns EVERYTHING into race, class, black/white.


Reread the article... the article said (and I'm simplifying) "Some people called the policy racist." The writer of the article didn't say it was racist, I'll repeat, they said "Some people called the policy racist."

Here's the actual text of the article... "The references to oversized jewelry, low and belt-less pants, and head gear, particularly, were seen by some as racially specific and led a number of patrons to take to social media to question if the bar is expressly attempting to keep patrons of color out of the premises."

You assume the press is liberal... makes you a conservative... the "press" is middle of the road.

Posted on: 1/18 15:49
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Re: A new N.J. bar’s dress code was called racist. The owner says it was ‘an oversight.’
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Completely agree - the Left turns EVERYTHING into a race or class war. And let's blame this on Trump while we're at it.


Excuse me... it seems to me you're turning a statement you don't like into a liberal thing. I'm quite liberal, and I'm not sure where the bar's dress code states anything racist. You don't have to be liberal to interpret the dress code in any number of different ways.

Your statement potentially says to me that Conservatives have to to slam everything they don't like as "liberal." But even I know that that broad a generalization is idiocy. So I'll pin the idiocy on you, not all conservatives.

Posted on: 1/17 7:49
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Re: Chaos at Jersey City mall as shot fired
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Who wants to bet the over under on how many priors the shooter and victims had? But blame Trump if it makes u happy.,


Random shooting which occurs every day in the USA and somehow "Trump" comes into the conversation. Well done.


I'll take it by your response that you believe each has many priors and should not be out on the street.


No, nothing having to do with your thoughts or my opinions on the criminal justice system. Just the fact that anyone in this country could actually believe a President, let alone the current one, could effectively change anything to do with their current life/local neighborhood.


The point is while the liberal Democrats rant and rave about Trump, the Wall, (fill-in the blank with why you hate Trump), etc., the REAL problems like this are not being solved by the Democrats - but hey, let's all brag how we have the strictest gun laws in the US - tell me how that's working.


Jersey might have strict guns laws, but this country as a whole has the weakest gun laws of any first world country. I'll let you in on a little secret... we don't have import export regulations between states. Guns cross state lines like water going down a stream from one property to another. No local regulations will ever end gun violence in this country.

Until this country gets Federally mandated gun control, in place for years, we won't see a reduction in gun violence. My guess, unfortunately, that will never happen due to the obstinance of conservatives.

Posted on: 1/12 7:48
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Re: Would MTA be a better operator for PATH? And other ideas...
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Before you laugh....

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Integration with NYC Transit would be a godsend.

It really wouldn't.

First, the PATH will lose money no matter who is running it. Fares only cover half its cost; the idea that you can cut its costs by 50% by changing management is borderline delusional. Meaning that even if it was significantly better run, it would still lose hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

On that basis alone, I cannot imagine any government agency in any way wanting to be on the hook for the PATH.

Second, the MTA is a freaking mess. Rampant weekend closures, a switching system that dates from the 1930s that will cost $37 billion and ten years to replace, and doesn't include station upgrades.

Third, who actually runs the MTA? The Governor of New York. If you think PA is unresponsive, what will happen when the PATH is answerable to Albany? Go ask Di Blasio, who feuds constantly with Cuomo over the MTA.

Will Albany want to spend money on stations in New Jersey? Extend the PATH to Newark Airport? Will the agency that was going to shut down the L Train for 15 months do better with WTC tunnel improvements? Is it really better when Cuomo blows away 3 years of planning for the L Train shutdown on a chance encounter (and/or to screw with Di Blasio)? What would happen if the MTA decided to chronically underfund the PATH, as it's done with the NYC subway?

To paraphrase the old saying: The PA is the worst agency to manage the PATH, except for every other agency.


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Although MTA has it's problems, they look like a well-run Swiss organization compared to the Port Authority or NJ Transit.

When was the last time you rode the 6 during rush hour?


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My other ideal is much more radical... PATH should add a dollar or more surcharge for swipes during peak periods to reduce overcrowding.

That would definitely help, but... that is basically a 36% fare increase during those periods. Some of us can handle it, but that's pretty brutal for some riders.

More to your point, it's not going to reduce ridership much (if at all). The people riding during peak times are commuters, who need to get to work. What are they going to do, take the $7 ferry? Drive?


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with the extra revenue being used for service improvements...

The PATH runs a $400 million deficit. Increasing fares by $1 would reduce the deficit by quite a bit ($260m?) but certainly won't be able to fund service improvements.


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Let's face it, the overcrowding situation is at crisis levels.

It really isn't.

Let us know when the PA needs to hire train pushers.

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The problem is I have no confidence in the Port Authority as they will waste any extra revenue derived from PATH. The finances are already a blackhole.

Yeah, thing is? PA is actually putting money into the PATH. That's a key reason why it's got such a huge deficit.

I might add, I don't hear a lot of NYC residents expounding on the greatness of the MTA these days. That definitely sounds like a "grass is greener on the other side" thing.

The reality is that public transportation and public infrastructure is very expensive... and we don't want to pay for it.


Very well stated.

Thank you.

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Re: Would MTA be a better operator for PATH? And other ideas...
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My guess is that the MTA would never want to merge itself with PATH for one major reason. PATH is subject to a lot of Federal Railroad regulations, as it crosses state lines and is considered "interstate commerce," where as the NYC Subway is totally contained within New York State, and does not have to abide by the Federal Railroad regulations. The Port Authority faces much higher costs due to more stringent regulations and inspections, most designed for traffic between cities, not within an urban area. If the two systems were to merge, than the entire NYC Subway system would be subject to those rules and regulations.

Now perhaps there's a legal way around that, where the MTA operates the PATH separately from the NYC Subway, as it operates Metro North into Connecticut separately from the Subway, but it would have to be separate.

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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Re: Man so annoyed with Holland Tunnel wreaths, he starts petition to get them changed
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The idiots got their way!
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/17/nyr ... fVKpMIN73evmAK_UXu6BdTzvc

Now, knowing how cheap New Jersey and Port Authority construction can be, I'm betting the whole plaza structure will collapse due to the decorations being asymmetrical.

Posted on: 12/17 16:18
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Re: Man so annoyed with Holland Tunnel wreaths, he starts petition to get them changed
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It's called "Balance." The tree is CENTERED between the two wreaths... not so difficult a concept. The "A" is not centered.

GET A LIFE

Posted on: 12/11 17:38
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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JCGuys wrote:

Not only should fares rise, but they should add a peak-hour premium to whatever is needed to reduce overcrowding and to encourage folks to go a half hour earlier or later. Unpopular opinion, but PATH is a fraction of the costs associated with driving.



Hell NO.... PATH is only 1/3 of my three zone commute. I first have to get to PATH, then PATH into the City, and then the NYC Subway to uptown Manhattan. I'm not the only one with a 3 zone commute. We don't need more highways clogging the the two tunnels and the GW Bridge into NYC. We need more public subsidies for mass transit to help alleviate traffic conditions all over the tri-state commuting area.

And last, but water under the proverbial bridge, we should not have wasted billions on WTC PATH station. We PATH riders pay a premium for that debacle every day.

Posted on: 2018/11/7 7:37
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Re: Abbondanza
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We had similar experiences. Went there twice. Both times the food was bland and the side pastas were way overcooked to the point of being mush. If a place is bad once, I'll gladly try again, but two times is enough not to go back.

Posted on: 2018/10/23 7:11
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Re: Compact Front Loading Washing machines
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We have a 27" wide closet that can accommodate the wider 27" stacked units. Our 26 year old Sears Kenmore Wash Center (dryer attached atop a washer) died several months ago. We were, based on several neighbor's recommendations, going to get the LG stackable washer and dryer, both front-loading. But it would have been about an inch or less than the height of the door. We were shown the single unit ventless LG Washer/Dryer. It's one unit that is large enough to handle a king sized quilt, it washes then goes right into a drying cycle, if desired. Considering it's just my wife and I, it's keeping up with our needs. A full wash and dry cycle takes about 3 hours, and we are not left with those wet clothes you forgot to move from washer to dryer. So far after several months, both of us are very happy.

The unit was about $1500, and they also make a similar "compact" 24" wide model.

Posted on: 2018/9/4 20:00
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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I'm not going to get into details here Yvonne, but you don't seem to understand the idea behind tax abatements. Let me explain how it works where I'm living now. I live in Port Liberté. 40 years ago this area was a total mess, it was filled with toxins and other really bad crap, and other than the fact that it was on the waterfront, had not a damn thing going for it. How much do you think it would have contributed to tax roles? Not much. So the city government at the time realized that some impetus should be given to a developer to get the area going again. The impetus was the right to sell the finished properties on this piece of land with a tax discount that would end in 30 years. They turned that decrepit piece of land into an oasis on the water. 30 years after the abatement went into effect, 440 fully rate-able units are now on the tax rolls, instead of the zero that would probably be here if no abatement was offered.

Hoboken, OTOH, doesn't have vast wastelands with toxic sludge or no development. They may have small pockets, but land there is incredibly valuable, so no abatements are needed.


Posted on: 2018/7/20 17:08
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Re: 4th of July in JC @ Exchange Place - Featuring Snoop Dog
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Any and all of the televised fireworks started on time. Anyone with any professional show experience can make stuff happen on time.

I have no idea what led to Snoop Dogg's act being late, but someone needed to keep all the concert acts in line as to on and off times on the concert stage. 5 minutes late would have been one thing, but 45 minutes late, total screw up.

Tardiness, short of health emergencies or similar, is one of the ruder things in this world. It's a sign that you believe your time is more valuable than others.

Posted on: 2018/7/8 12:47
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Apparently the deadline for submitting an appeal is May 1st. At some point I saw a list of recommended attorneys that could assist with this - but now I can't find that.

Does anyone have a list of recommended attorneys to help with the tax appeal process?


I still don't know what my new taxes will be. How can I have appealed something where I don't have the info?



http://www.asinj.com/revaluation.asp?p=current&id=359

Towards the bottom of this page is a link to a spreadsheet,
Proposed Assessments as of April 18th,

Click on that and open with Excel, Search out your address.

Posted on: 2018/5/25 9:37
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Re: New Jersey hospital bills patient $5,751 for ice pack and bandage
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Isn't this part of the same group that tried to steal the ambulance contract for Jersey City from JCMC a few years ago?

The assumption was they would steer all their emergency calls to Bayonne, Christ, and Hoboken, where those emergency rooms would rip you off. They also are not "in network" for most major health insurance plans.

Posted on: 2018/5/4 8:44
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Re: Peace in Korean!
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Huuuge win for global peace!


Until documents are signed and armies stand down nothing is done

Posted on: 2018/4/27 9:32
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Re: New Jersey Prepares To Raise Taxes On "Almost Everything" As It Nears Financial Disaster
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To all you Liberal Dems that voted this idiot in - good for you, you're getting what you deserve. How come when New Jerseyians get hit with more taxes because of Trumps tax plan it's bad but when this a-hole promises the world and raises taxes on everything it's OK?


Because trumps plan disproportionately benefits corporations and the already rich instead of regular working class people ya rube. Trump and the GOP have convinced you that regular people do not deserve access to health care or a decent education. But the already wealthy need MORE tax breaks when they are already hoarding 80% of the wealth in this country? Get a clue.


Absolutely... And Trump is trying to glom another $20 million from the porn industry.

Posted on: 2018/3/18 7:13
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Re: New Jersey Prepares To Raise Taxes On "Almost Everything" As It Nears Financial Disaster
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This is the problem with liberal states, even though the pension are not fully funded, the governor is still giving away free stuff. The promise for free county colleges means taxpayers are on the hook for those services. Another thing that no one caught is the 7% sales tax. Christie cut the tax slightly in order to have a 23 cents a gallon tax on gasoline. Now the 7% is new restored and the 23 cents tax is permanent.


It may be a problem for liberal states, but it's not a problem for this liberal mind. I'd rather be known for higher taxes than watching people suffer all over the place with low education, no or poor food, crumbling infrastructure, and kicking the financial obligations down the road. I'd rather be California or New York than Wisconsin or Mississippi any day.

There is a happy medium somewhere. And quite frankly liberal states are doing much better than conservative states in so many different ways.

Posted on: 2018/3/14 6:33
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Re: Netflix series Seven Seconds (takes place in JC!)
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I was constantly bothered by them referring to the park as "Liberty Park," as opposed to "Liberty State Park." Am I the only one who's never heard it called just "Liberty Park?"

Posted on: 2018/3/4 8:54
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Re: help reading appraisal from revaluation
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I am not clear why abatement tax will be higher than your actual property tax, according to above info i was given from the abatement tax lady, it should never happen. I guess maybe some building has special non-standard abatement contracts.


This is because some abatements are based on, at least for a portion of the abatement period, on a calculation that has nothing to do with the normal tax rates, but a formula based on the highest purchase price and common charges. It is possible for that formula to wind up creating a number that is higher than the unabated tax bill.

Posted on: 2018/2/12 22:16
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Re: Governor Murphy
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How is wanting to take care of your own 'hate in your heart'? Every kid here illegally costs 23K/year to educate. Money that could be spent on your own kids college prep, or vo tech programs. Why should we educate every kid from every poor country on the planet? Or provide billions in emergency room costs raising our own family healthcare costs?

Murphy is Corzine, without the sweater and the beard.


There is nothing wrong with "taking care of your own." But there is also nothing wrong with taking care of those less fortunate than you. I'm liberal and damn proud of it, but if someone does break a law, or tries to live without working to support themselves, I'm all for cutting them off.

In the case of the "Dreamers," these are people whose parents came here illegally, but the kids were just brought along. In order to qualify for DACA, they must be working or in school, they must be crime free, and they pay fees to have their status. I refuse to believe that forcing these DACA recipients to live in fear as we've done over the last year is good for anyone.

Those public officials and the rest of us that support "Sanctuary Cities" know that the best way to deal with crime amongst illegal aliens is simply not to punish those illegal aliens who's only crime is finding their way into this country. If the hard working, (and yes, most illegal aliens work harder at jobs that typical American citizens don't want), illegal alien knows he can talk to local police, he's more likely to step up and report the real criminals, including the few evil illegals.

As far as the absurdly low minimum wage we have, when a person works a "full time job" and cant afford to support his/her family or even just him/herself, when companies like Walmart and McDonald's suggest that their employees apply to the government for assistance because those companies don't pay enough, it's those companies that are getting subsidized labor, and they're the ones living off the government teat.

Yes, I will go out on record as saying that the difference between a liberal and a conservative is that liberals have empathy for all humans, and desire to change the status quo to help all people. Conservatives only care about themselves and those who are the same or already better off.

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Re: Governor Murphy
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After months and months of lambasting New Jersey citizens with campaign promises, our Governor is strangely silent as of late.
There has been the occasional move into the progressive liberal direction, but where are the pronouncements of strong initiative to right New Jersey's wayward pathways?


Don't you worry, he'll move quickly on legalization of marijuana, sanctuary status for illegals, unisex toilets, higher taxes and other "progressive" agenda items that will greatly improve our quality of life...



I'm sorry you have hate in your heart. The so called "Liberal Agenda" is designed to help all people, not just those who've suctioned off all the wealth of this country.

Posted on: 2018/2/11 12:40
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Re: help reading appraisal from revaluation
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"Imputed debt service" is essentially the payment on hypothetical mortgage based on the conditions set out in the PILOT agreement. In my case, and I'd assume others, that mortgage is based on the highest sale price of the property's history, so you'd need to know that.

There are plenty of EXCEL spreadsheet templates that can help you figure that. Or find an online financial calculator.

"Common Charges" are your monthly or annual condo/coop maintenance charges.

Posted on: 2018/2/10 18:00
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Re: help reading appraisal from revaluation
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To the OP,
You need to find your governing documents. Somewhere in that large document is the Abatement Agreement, or PILOT/Payment in lieu of Taxes. Use that and the Abatement charge document you should have been getting twice a year, which also shows the calculation. Try to figure the arithmetic on that calculation. It may seem complicated, but it's really just Junior High level arithmetic. And then pay attention to the Phase Out that's documented as part of the abatement agreement, and apply that.

Posted on: 2018/2/2 17:11
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Yvonne wrote:
Nearly one third of Jersey City is a non-ratable, meaning they are not affected by the new taxes. Everyone is high because nearly $3 billion (2017) figure is not added to the ratable base. If taxes went up 3 or 4 times just multiply that $3 billion to $9 billion or $12 billion for the 2018 rate.


By none-ratable, do you mean the buildings with tax abatement? In that case, I don't think it's true that "they are not affected by the new taxes". I live in Liberty harbor which is supposed to have 20 year tax abatement and which I thought meant my taxes were supposed to change for 20 years . I got the similar letter telling me my taxes are going up too.



You need to check your offering statement (or governing documents) for the abatement agreement. Most abatements have a "Phase Out," and it certainly sounds like you are in that Phase Out.

Posted on: 2018/2/2 16:35
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Re: 4k/UHD vs. LED TV's
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tv aficionados, any word on whether lg is coming out with a roku oled tv? i could see forking over the money for such a device..i'm like the schoolboy saving his money for that "just right" baseball card


I doubt it, though anything is possible. However there are 4 HDMI inputs on the LG OLEDs, so adding a Roku device is very easy. OTOH, the LG WebOS has an internet browser as well as a very comprehensive set of apps.

I have a Roku HD device hooked up to my LG OLED, but I rarely use it as almost everything is available through the LG WebOS. The only exception is for CBS All Access, for which the Roku does give a better experience. but even that I can get via the LG directly.

Posted on: 2017/12/30 3:05
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Re: 4k/UHD vs. LED TV's
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Absolutely nothing is BROADCAST in 1080p. However there are quite a few 1080p programming choices, and many Ultra HD choices available via streaming services. The pictures are quite amazing.

Do you need anything higher than 1080i. NO, but the reality is, you don't need any TV. That's the beauty of this all, the choice is yours.

I've been watching a lot of UHD lately and enjoying it immensely.

Posted on: 2017/12/28 16:02
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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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It would be really helpful if the Jersey City tax office could post "Preliminary assessments for the 3rd and 4th qtrs, 'subject to the affects of the tax re-val" on the online website." They could just mirror the 1st and 2nd qtr payments. That would help get around the most recent IRS Statement.

Posted on: 2017/12/28 8:20
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Re: 4k/UHD vs. LED TV's
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If it helps anyone I bought a 65 inch 4K LG OLED for Black Friday. I also have HD sets (3 of them), the difference for true 4K content is staggering to me. Note that neither Comcast nor Fios has anything in 4K. I am using a 4K Apple TV with a fast Fios connection to stream. HD does also look better, but to me 4K content looks better than real life, almost too good. Perhaps it’s the lighting but real life doesn’t look as sharp and I have 20-20 vision. Good luck, the price is steep but falling. Agree with the other poster, if buying LG get the lowest 2017 model, picture quality is the same, it’s the frame and sound that change. Use a receiver for Atmos if you want it!


I'm that other poster. If you haven't already, start using the built in smart TV functionality of the LG to connect to Amazon, Netflix and Hulu, along with live IP TV channels.. The Amazon UHD stuff is not an extra charge. Netflix does charge extra monthly, not sure about HULU. But the 4K Amazon stuff looks incredible, and the built in interfaces are very good (can't compare to to the Apple TV interface). There's a ton of usability built into these LG tvs. Enjoy.

Posted on: 2017/12/28 8:17
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