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Re: SEC charges Goldman Sachs with fraud on CDO's tied to subprime mortgages
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Anybody who gets involved with credit debt swaps is fully aware that they are gambling. Don't bitch to the Casino when you don't win.

I personally don't feel an ounce of pity that some group of f%$#tards pushing CDOs (the very type of thing that started the whole financial bubble in the first place) got burned.

The administration needs some class war, and fast, because they are sinking in the polls and look set to get torpedoed in november, ergo the SEC goes out and does this.

Posted on: 2010/4/19 16:43
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Re: Stop using the word "retarded"
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Can we still use "tardo?"

Posted on: 2010/3/10 14:53
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Re: Gossip: Unknown Jersey City actress is mother of Jude Law's child, proudly poses with her baby bump
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Posted on: 2009/8/5 15:09
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Re: Former Jersey City teacher charged with having sexual relationship with student
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How come all the male bad teachers are creepy, and the female bad teachers are teh hawtness?


Note to all the fine lady educators here:

The Justi knows how to keep his mouth shut.

PM me.

Posted on: 2009/6/7 10:35
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Re: Unleashed Mastiffs Attack JC Man Downtown this Morning
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a?nal?o?gous (-nl-gs)
adj.
1. Similar or alike in such a way as to permit the drawing of an analogy.
2. Biology Similar in function but not in structure and evolutionary origin.

Posted on: 2009/2/9 18:22
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Re: Unleashed Mastiffs Attack JC Man Downtown this Morning
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I don't understand what 'very nice and friendly' has to do with it - We have all heard how mother's describe their sons who sell drugs or do a crime as being a loving and community minded child that attends church every Sunday.


I haven't.


I take it you never read the paper or watch the news on television, then?


Show me an example of a mother describing their drug dealer son as attending Church every Sunday. Thanks!


Well, it's not a drug dealer, but It's close enough. Ask, and you shall recieve.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_cr ... cop_charged_in_dwi_d.html

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Posted on: 2009/2/9 18:04
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Re: Unleashed Mastiffs Attack JC Man Downtown this Morning
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I don't understand what 'very nice and friendly' has to do with it - We have all heard how mother's describe their sons who sell drugs or do a crime as being a loving and community minded child that attends church every Sunday.


I haven't.


I take it you never read the paper or watch the news on television, then?

Posted on: 2009/2/3 7:15
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Re: Is being ignorant a requirement to work for the JC Parking Authority?
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The JCPA is a criminal organization. If City council can't stop it, then that means that it is outside our system of democratic government and is essentially a mob. Moreover, despite the huge revenue stream that these illegal boots as well as legitimate parking tickets provide, and the fact that their only financial responsibility is to maintain a dozen or so beat up jitneys and pay some workers, they are always hundreds of thousands of dollars in the hole. Why? The money is stolen. They are robbing the city and its inhabitants blind. They are extortioners.

Posted on: 2008/7/28 5:13
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Re: the most profound movie that will blow your mind
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The controlled demolition theory is the stupidest of all the many stupid conspiracy theories I have ever heard.

Freedom (don't bullshit me with this "hey, I thought this was interesting..." because I'm not as stupid as you are and you are *clearly* a shill for this flick) is making the following assumptions:

1- The government wanted to kill all those people and destroy the WTC. (why? Cui Bono is not a valid argument, dickmo).

2- The government is supercompetent

It carried out an incredibly complex and lengthy explosive rigging operation, one that would involve multiple crews of dozens of people, on the sly, running explosives all throughout one of the busiest areas in the busiest city in the world, and no one saw a thing. (perhaps they used the super secret invisible ninja costumes developed at the ZOG labs, hmmmmm?)

3- these thoroughly evil consiprators are, apparently, models of selfless loyalty, as are all of their minions.

Of the 100 or so people that, at minimum, would have to wire the building, murder/abduct all the people on those planes and stash the bodies, steal the planes, install the remote control devices (I assume the conspirators weren't going to kill themselves, so exactly how did those planes... oh wait, I forgot, they were holograms, or was it just that millions of people were fooled by the mind drugs they put in the flouridated water) not a single one of them talked. Right.

Complete Horseshit.

Don't flop around with your moaning little "I just found it interesting" or "I'm just keeping an open mind" or other vacillating BS. Man up and own your argument or slink off stage left, you cowardly little merdatuer.

And here's the real rub. Why would the government do this when it could achieve the same nefarious ends in a much simpler fashion? If they are so smart and competent, they would know well enough that such an "operation" couldn't be pulled off.

Posted on: 2008/7/15 19:55
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Re: Jersey City and Hiroshima (after the atomic bomb)
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JC is more like Atkanta, Post Sherman,?but with, of course, way more Philipinos.

Dont worry too much about the hystrionic offense people take at comparisons between JC and other places, atsushi. People on this board do dearly loved to feel the rightous anger.

Posted on: 2008/6/18 11:16
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Re: Barack Obama for President
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Who says socilaism doesn't work. It is subjective and perhaps it wouldn't work in America but try telling that to the Europeans, especially the Scandanavians.

It seems to me that Team USA could use a lot more socialism, unless it wants to end up more like Team China. It's amazing that almost 50 million Americans don't have insurance.


I've been the "beneficiary" of European socialist medicine before. It blows in important ways.

Ms. Justi was over in Euroland and got listeriosis, a condition with a 30% mortality rate. (because it usually goes undiagnosed). She recovered. They didn't find out what it was until 6 months later, when they finally ran the blood tests for it- see, in order to save money, they "batch" blood tests and run them when they have certain minimum levels, rather than on individual samples. If you have something rather common, then it is OK. If you have something rare like GBL or listeriosis, well, you are out of luck.

I'd love to be the dude that got the message that his GBL was operable six months ago when he gave up the sample, but now it is too late, so he better make his funereal arrangements.

The problem with America and socialism is that we are, essentially, whiny little bitches. We want socialized medicine, without rationing. But that's what socialism is all about- rationing. If you want quality health care, you have to actually pay for it, because quality is expensive.

Posted on: 2008/6/11 13:00
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Re: Barack Obama for President
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So it's OK to call someone David Koresh? Is that better than the word Friggin'?



You should roll Battlestar Galactica style and say "Frak." It's cool on basic cable, so it's not a swear.

So say we all!

Posted on: 2008/6/11 12:52
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Re: Barack Obama for President
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I think everybody needs to keep their powder dry for the moment.

Both of these candidates have to play to the party faithful until the convention. that means keeping the gun toting, bible waving conservatives happy (for McCain), while Obama has to promise to personally save every job in Detroit, pay for every single visit of pimply kids to the dermatologist, give every Veteran a gazillion dollars, and immediately pull out of Iraq with no consequences whatsoever.

The party faithful, of both sides, live in fantasyland. That's why, for the primaries, the candidates have to peddle fantasies.

McCain didn't dance the dance back in 2000, and so we got Bush. He has learned his lesson.

I am going to withhold judgement until I can see them put their positions forward without the millstone of extremists around their neck.

McCain is not bush. McCain, in fact, hates Bush. Bush used McCain's kid as agitprop in South Carolina. McCain don't play that shit.

Likewise, Obama is not a socialist. He's smart enough to realize, not only that socialism doesn't work, but that the America that exists outside of urban centers will never go for it. If Hill and Bill couldn't do nationalized medicine, he sure can't either.


At the moment, I'm in the middle. One the one hand, I desire to punish the republicans for incompetence and maladministration, and I would dearly love to see a black president. I think that would bring us lightyears closer to a final burying of the racial hatchet. It would dispel the fears of a lot of sub rosa racists he turned out to be a normal guy (as he will) and didn't immediately morph into Stokely Carmicheal, and it will do a lot to undermine self-fulfilling prophecies of powerlessness within the african-american community. Even were Obama to suck as Prez, those two things would be very positive.

On the other hand, the man is a bit of a Hayseed. I want to see him show some steel. Pandering to the Israel lobby doesn't give me a warm and fuzzy.

McCain is, even if you are a socialist who hates him, a man who has balls and integrity. It bears repeating that the man faced additional [b]years[/i] of torture in prison rather than betray his men. And by torture I don't mean waterboarding. I mean the kind of torture that makes your face misshapen and prevents you from raising your arms above your shoulders 40 years later. So, bag on the man's policies,all you like, but recognize that he is a man. A fricken' marlboro man. Huzzah!

So, as for me, the jury is out. I will see how the campaign plays out.

Posted on: 2008/6/6 20:31
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Re: An Open Letter to You, My City Hall Nemesis
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I think this calls for citizen's arrest.

Lay in wait and nab the mofo, Justi...


To late. He's gone.

Looks like someone else chose to let him know that his scofflaw actions were not unobserved.

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God Bless the anonymous citizen who did this, whoever he or she is!

Posted on: 2008/6/6 14:27
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Re: An Open Letter to You, My City Hall Nemesis
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City Hall ticketing itself would be one of the least ridiculous things to happen over there.

On the other hand, the city could actually obey its own laws. That would be nice.

The application of a boot might make the city employee who parked here actually have to fork over some of his own money to get his car back. At the very least, they will have to suffer the same inconvenience that I have. I think that's fair.

Posted on: 2008/6/6 14:05
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An Open Letter to You, My City Hall Nemesis
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Hey City Hall!

Being a somewhat responsible citizen of Jersey City, I dragged my ass out of bed at 7:50 this morning in order to move my car in compliance with street cleaning regulations. When returning to my abode, I witnessed a curious sight. So curious, I went into my apartment and actually grabbed my camera so that I could photograph it.

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Now, City Hall, I know you are asking yourself what could possibly be so interesting about this photo. You're a husky boy city hall, grown fat off the rich buffet table provided (willingly or not) by us who live here, but you ain't too smart. Let me point out the three salient elements in this photo:

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#1: is an illegally parked vehicle that bears the name "Tax Assesor" this car has been there since 5 PM yesterday. Curiously, there is no boot on this car. Odd, isn't it?

#2: A big sign (partially obscured it is true, but that never stopped me from getting a ticket) saying "No Parking Any Time." Why, that city vehicle is not only in violation of the street cleaning regulations, it is parked where it isn't allowed to be parked. Ever!

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#3- a Jersey City Parking Authority Jitney, which I personally watched hand out three tickets to other cars that were parked only 1/2 as illegally as this car, driving by without ticketing the vehicle. I actually stopped the Oh so lovely JCPA driver of this Jitney, perhaps you know her, "officer tons o' fun" and asked her why. Her response "you'll have to call city hall." Then she sped off. I would like to think she sped off due to embarrassment, but I know that the munucupal authorities are short on everything, from money to integrity, to shame, so she was probably jetting off to collect her bag money.

I love the fact that this car is the Tax Assessor. The two agencies that f%#k me out of my money, and steal most of it before it gets to the actual City Hall coffers, the Tax Assessor and the JCPA. It truly goes to show that, not only does the city screw us all the time, but now (having lost all shame) they are getting ideas about trying a threesome, with you an me as the meat in this corruption sandwich.

I guess the fact that the JCPA won't ticket the Tax assessor proves, at least, that there is honor among theives.

Who will deliver us from these troublesome city employees?

That car is parked at 250 Grove Street right now. It is early in the morning and I haven't seen any cops about for hours. (surprise). I'm not suggesting anything, I'm just saying.


It is exceedingly clear that we live in a polity that does not abide by the normal workings of a republic, but rather that of an aristocracy. There is one law for the masters, and another for the servants


In all seriousness city hall, I understand that life is difficult. You guys have a lot of demands on your time, what with everybody in municipal government having three whole jobs at the same time and all. It's hard for us to understand, especially in this day and age when a lot of people can't even find one job. You're busy.

Your wife yells at you, and you just have to get that pool finished at your McMansion down the shore. Summer's already almost here, and your strung out coke whore of a daughter will whine until you get it done, and buy her that Lusi Vitton bag.

So I know you have to steal. But please, everything in moderation.

Can we negotiate this? How about you take only 65% of my tax money, instead of 85%, and use the difference to fill the potholes in my street, or the ancient sewer system that wans't hi-tech back when Royal Governer Franklin built it?

Or how about you just abscond with tax rebates from abatements, but don't charge me $110 and boot my car every time I park down the block in a specially designed "venus fly trap" parking zone?

Seriously City Hall, it's easy for us to get along. You can laugh about me behind my back. You can take some $20s from my wallet when I am not looking. I could live with that.

But please stop crapping directly into my mouth, every day. Because that, I can't live with.

Posted on: 2008/6/6 12:43
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Re: Boot law gets walking papers
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Take note of the text of the 5th amendment of the United States constitution, a document which does apply (although City Hall seems unaware of it) to municipal governments up to and including Jersey City.

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No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.


The booting of cars is carried out in an entirely illegal fashion. The fact of the matter is that a ticket can be contested in court, so the $52 fine can be overturned on appeal if, say, the officer issues it at 7:50 AM rather than 8, when the parking exclusion comes into effect. By the way, I have on two occasions confronted a JCPA officer doing exactly this with my car, harrasing them so much that they have left off this sort of illegal ticketing, at least to me.

The $110 "fine" is not contestable in court. Which emans that even if the ticket is overturned, you still are out $110. That means that the JCPA could conceivably hand out improper tickets willy nilly, knowing that the ticket bit of the fine will be thrown out, but still collecting the $110. This is a fine that is issued, therefore outside of the due process of law meaning that it is an uncontestable fine and is entirely illegal. I would be willing to get into a class action lawsuit on this.

If you have a parking permit for JC, you will still get booted. Even if you have no outstanding tickets. I parked 150 feet from my front door, on grand street, and got booted (despite the fact that I was not violating street cleaning ordinances) because that sliver of grand street, and that sliver alone, is not part of my zone. Strangely, the zone's are not posted (I wonder why), so I had no idea that, having secured a parking permit, I would not be able to use it one block from my front door

I have had it up to here with the JCPA. Their behaviour is abusive, much of their system of applying fines is illegal on its face, and even tickets that are theoretically legal are given out in an illegal fashion. I have lived here for 6 years, paying around $6,000 in property taxes on my shoebox apartment, to fund the clown show on Grove street. It is bad enough that my taxes are, in the main, appropriated through "honest graft" and misapplied.

It is bad enough that the sewer main on Grove street predates the war between the states.

It is bad enough that individuals can literally hammer down two doors to my apartment, a block away from city hall, at 6:30 pm on a tuesday in order to steal all of my stuff, because we don't have the funds or will to run a proper police department in this city.

It is bad enough that our school money is pocketed and we run an educational system that makes Rwanda look good.

After stealing at the very least three quarters of my tax income (and I call paying people for no show jobs stealing amounting to $4500 per year, they have to screw me for an additional $110? Unbelievable.

These guys are idiots. If they stole enough to make themselves wealthy, but left enough to have a city that wasn't a sh#tpile, know one would likely care. But they are so out of control that they have to steal so much that even the basic functions of government, like preventing criminals from stealing, robbing, and killing, and maintaining the infrastructure at such a level that it is capable of removing human waste from people's dwellings, can't be carried out in Jersey city.

How long do we have to live with this excrement, literally and figuratively?

At this point, as the City of Jersey City has become so corrupt and kleptocratic that it has become not public servants, but public oppressors, I consider the foundations of my alliegence to it to have been undermined beyond the point of repair.

Make no mistake- this city government is your enemy. It should be treated as such.

For legal reasons I am not advocating this sort of action in this forum, but how long will it be until someone is brave enough to buy one of those boots that is available at Autozone as a tool fo theft prevention, and start attaching them to the JCPA jitneys? I wonder how they would like that?

Someone (although not me, of course, because it would be illegal might say that the subjects (for, be under no misapprehension, we are not citizens here) of Jersey City do all that they can to assault this tower of tyranny and cupidity by doing all that they can to withhold funding from this monstrosity, and to harass both the masters and their servants by any means necessary.

Sic Semper Tyrannis

Posted on: 2008/6/2 15:09
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Re: Majestic II - What do You Want Sign?
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We are supposed to live on some sort of reservation, I suppose, and dress up like gangbangers and pretend to mug each other when busloads of tourists arrive. Shows at 9 and 11. Be sure to pick up some hand made sneakers and traditional tribal spinning rims at the rez shop.

Thanks in advance.

Posted on: 2008/5/26 13:43
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Re: Majestic II - What do You Want Sign?
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Hey Nafco FYI I dont live in JC anymore, and havnt for quite sometime, just kinda sad to see it being tunred into another "cut out" generic gentrified city(well just downtown). So if this place opens retail space and say a few bars open up, what do you think these bars will caiter to? Chances are it will be some wine and cheese bars or something of that nature. My appoligize for not liking that kinda stuff. I forgot it was wrong to have an opinion.


Well, I do live in JC, in fact exactly across the street from this place. So thanks, out of towner, but your pompous clinging to some sort of faux high mindedness by inflicting an eyesore of an empty lot upon me, an actual Jersey City resident, on a daily basis, marks you out as quite the s$#tbird.

Posted on: 2008/5/24 5:10
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Re: Any photographers into LOMO, Diana, Holga and other toy cameras?
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On occasion, I strap some 1960's Zeiss Jena to my digital body. Here comes the Biometar!

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I also roll smugmug style, www.justiceiro.smugmug.comUltramar Studios

Posted on: 2008/4/2 1:27
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Re: Stolen GPS units find their way home to Jersey city from Bayonne - 2 arrested in 'fencing' opera
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How did they track those guys down?

Posted on: 2008/2/19 17:24
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Re: Violent Home Invasion - Coles & Monmouth
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Cities in the rest of the "civilized world" don't have "urban problems including a high crime rate" like us. They don't have the history that we do. They have racially homogeneous societies.

I have been in "inner cities" in Europe and never seen one that is as unsafe as the safest parts of Jersey City.


I lived in Europe for quite some time. I'm tird to death of the idea we seem to have here that Europe is a paradise. It isn't.

The eastern banliues in Paris suck. I don't know how Brixton is now, but in the 80's it was a dump.

Skalka in Prague is disgusting.

As for "homogoneity"- Ferencvaros in Budapest is a shitehole, and no cankicker, they don't many black people there (or what else did you mean by "homogenous"?)

The "inner cities" of places like Amsterdam or Ghent are tourist showcases. Most of the crap is in the outying districts.

Europeans generally just as criminal minded as we are. And they are, in the main, usually far more racist.

Posted on: 2008/2/4 23:17
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Re: Barack Obama for President
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All Cunningham is going to do is go to the convention and cast a vote for Obama. It's a ceremonial position mostly. No real power. So sleep tight.

Posted on: 2008/1/31 14:43
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Re: Journal's endorsement: Vote for Clinton in Feb. 5 primary
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There are subtle differences among the candidates, but the message is similar. They demand that everyone share in the nation's wealth and prosperity, call for moral leadership in the world, seek to improve education opportunities, want health care for everyone, promise to solve the nation's energy problems and pledge to end the war in Iraq.



Do I get a pony as well? I've always wanted a pony.

Posted on: 2008/1/28 21:11
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Re: Barack Obama for President
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My three biggest reasons for supporting Barack?

1- My natural inclination to vote republican has been totally overwhelmed by a countertide of disgust for the asstastic frat-boy looters who currently desecrate the whitehouse with their spoor, and I think the party needs to be painfully punished and or/ass pumelled for selecting such a bunch of f@#!ktards. At this point, the only republican I would vote for would be Lincoln's reanimated corpse. Said ass pumelling to be limited only to those party memebrs who are not Karl Rove, as I have it on good authority that he pays to get ass pummeled regularly by mistress Julie of K street.

2- His lack of experience on a federal level. I don't really think experience counts as much as character. Experience usually means "I know what lobbyists's I can squeeze cash out of, and how best to manipulate the electoral process to line my own pockets." That's not the sort of experience we need. Alexander Hamilton didn't have any experience at running a government, and look what a great job he did. The man built this damn country.

3- The Clintons are a pack of snakes. Already we are seeing the typical Clintonian hatchet job. One hand smears poo all over the knife blade it slips in your back, the other days
wha..? Oh, that wasn't ME!" Enough already. Look into her eyes, and tell me she is not a nihilistic pit of soulless evil. Shes like Bill Clinton without the charm, and that's all Bill ever really had.

I'm all about the "O"mentum.

Posted on: 2008/1/28 21:06
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Re: N.J. may apologize for role in slavery -JC Deputy Mayor Kabili Tayari "It's a righteous thing to
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Yeah, can see how this anecdote applies to those people. thanks for clearing things up.


The dishonorable Mr. Payne reps district 29. The people in the "anecdote" are his consitituents. He's playing to the peanut gallery. I' glad to see the rather straightforward chain of logic was within your grasp. Well done.


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While I appreciate Justiceiro's point, it applies more to socio-economic class than race.


That's absolutely correct. I grew up in an area that was basically all white folks, and my mother worked at the county hospital. The same story can be told when the hospital attempted to do pro bono work as well.


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Interesting and disconcerting anecdote but doesn't represent the whole community of African-Americans by any stretch.


I think it represents the lumpenproletariat of all colors; and how their "leaders" divide and rule them via categorizing them along racial or other lines, pander to them, and ultimately steal from them or defraud them (the local Newark examples are Sharpe James and Mr. Payne, who are black, but I'm sure it wouldn't be difficult to find a dozen times as many white or latino examples elsewhere)

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Also, I still don't understand how this action opens up the floodgates for reparations and litigation. To claim so seems a little premature and assumptive.


I don't think it does either. I think it's a tad disingenuous to pretend that this is about slavery. It's about identity politics- which is essentially antithetical to everything this republic is supposed to be about. It's about smoke and mirrors, mystification, and political parasitism. You can argue about Slavery all day. That's nice. When your mouth is moving it keeps people's eyes off your hands, which are in the public till.

Posted on: 2008/1/18 13:58
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Re: N.J. may apologize for role in slavery -JC Deputy Mayor Kabili Tayari "It's a righteous thing to
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Assemblyman Bill Payne, a Democrat who sponsored the measure, said it would help to address modern problems such as unequal access to housing and education that he said were the remnants of slavery.

"Many of the social problems we have in this country are directly related to the fact that this country was involved in slavery," he said.


I could care less if the state gov't apologizes for slavery or not.

There isn't anyone directly enslaved that's alive today to apologize to. An apology won't make it any less evil than it was. It doesn't cost anything, it doesn't hurt anything, it doesn't help anything. So why not?

What does disturb me is the motivation behind this call for an apology- an apology which is, as everyone knows, meaningless on its face. What is this apology for? State politicians of all races, (I would say all classes as well, but all politicians generally belong to one class, to wit "Reptilia) do things for reasons of politics, and this apology stinks of political bullshite.

It's one thing to say that this can't be used for a reparations lawsuit. Sure. Do you actually expect politicians to keep their word or pay attention to the niceties of abstruse things like, say, "the law?" Hardly anyone here is that naive, so don't pretend to be. Please, it's a waste of my time.

The real point of this is for preaching to the crowds back in District 29. A district well served by, amongst others, newly minted and newly indicted Senator Sharpe James. Payne keeps lovely company. I'm sure all the problems of Hillside can be attributed, directly, to slavery.

On an interesting side note, I happen to work with a fellow whose wife teaches school in Mr. Payne and Mr. James' district. UMDNJ came to her school and gave free evaluations to every student in the school. They determined that about 160 students needed dental care, half of them critically. The school offered to do the dental work for free. They would even send a UMDNJ bus to pick the kids up. All the parents had to do in order to get free dental care for their children was to sigh a permission slip. 160 were sent out. Do you know how many came back?


Three.

This teacher had to call and harrass parent to reach the minimum level of participants (I think it was 10) for UMDNJ to even bother with. Free dental care, and these parents couldn't even be bothered to take a pen and write their names on a piece of paper. Three cheers for not giving a crap abut your offspring. Lovely.

This is not to say that the urban poor are victims, to some scant level, of racism. (insofar as the urban poor are black, I don't know if white urban poor or rural poor are victims of racism or not). But I find it more plausible that the total squalor and cacophony that rule the streets of district 29 have more to do with apathy and anti-social behavior of parents and the citizenry in general than they do with Jim Crow.

Of course, blaming it on the white man is far better than going to your constituents and saying things like "if you want your lot in life to improve, you will have to work at improving your lot in life."

This argument is old. And tired. And no one under 35 gives a shite. NJ may apologize, I shall not. Nor shall I tolerate anyone, black white or purple, who won't take a helping hand when its offered, and then blames someone else because they squat in their own defecatory nightmare.

One standard for all people. No slack for deadbeats of any color, creed, caste or class. None.

Posted on: 2008/1/17 20:51
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Re: Wayne & Barrow: Gambling Bust at the Hernandez Mini Market by the Special Investigations unit
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brian_em wrote:
Im curious to what type of "gambling" ring they had going on there. I think there's a big difference bewtween running numbers and booking a football pool. Maybe the cops just wanted to get in there and shake some things around and see what comes up.


When you are hiding cash under the floorboards, it's more than just a friendly office football pool.

Posted on: 2007/11/22 13:45
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Re: Skinner's Loft... delish!
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I went back to Skinner's Loft last night with Ms. Justi and a European colleague.

I am pleased to report that they have much improved since my earlier report.

The menu seems to be a lot thinner, but that's to be expected after they see what dishes shake out as being popular or not, and its probably a good thing, as they were incapable of delivering things the first time I went (opening night).

The food arrive very quickly- we had the southwest dip (which was OK), the duck ravioli (fantastic), and the baked brie, which was out of this world. In fact, it was the best thing I ate all night.

Meals were the magnficent pork chop- as good as it was last time, my Belgian friend had a lovely Agnus steak with Garlic butter, cooked medium. It was actually medium, rather than being medium well, which most restaurants call medium.

My wife had the saffron pasta, which was outstanding.

The wwaiter recommended a bottle of Malbec, which was a bit pricey ($42) but good- and I was on the expense account.

We had no room for dessert.

The total bill, with tip, was about $160. That's actually quite resonable for three people with appetizers and a bottle of good wine.

The weakest part of my first trip was the service. I noticed that the world's worst waiter, who I was unfortunate enough to have the first time, was not in evidence.

Instead, our waiter was a guy named Keys. He was outstanding. Friendly, knowledgable, present enough so that I never had to wait even two seconds for anything I needed, but not so present as to be intrusive. Absolutely professional service, perfectly done.

I am happy that this restaurant managed to work out its kinks, and it looks to be a success. Biz was good for early on a thursday. I would feel confident recommending this place to anyone visiting Jersey City.

Posted on: 2007/11/9 15:35
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Re: Bergen Lafayette: 7 arrested, cops hurt in melee at Booker T. houses -- Angry mob of 200/300 ten
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Br6dR wrote:
Thank you for warning us about this dangerous thug. I'd say extensive criminal record is a safe bet. What kind of an animal puts a comma before a conjunction?


That sort of thing cannot be tolerated. Standards must be maintained. Just last week, a guy looking at the condo next door ended a sentence with a preposition, and rey rey shot him dead.

Posted on: 2007/9/19 13:55
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