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Re: Please clean up your dog poop...
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I think people who let their dog crap on the street and walk away should get the death penalty.

Posted on: 2011/3/7 18:14
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Re: Governor Christie halts new train tunnel into Manhattan due to cost overun
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The federal income tax was supposed to be a temporary condition to pay Civil War expenses. Since the whole point of the Boston Tea Party was an objection not only to representation issues, but taxation solely for revenue raising without a specific purpose (ie the Stamp Act), this was never intended to be a core part of our central government. Which is why we survived for over a century without it. It's a travesty. The Constitution explicitly confers the privilege to manage education, for example, to the states. So the federal government creates a massive Dept of Education to violate this, using the loophole of dangling the "optional" carrot of additional funding over each state's head to comply with the mandates that it recognizes the constitution does not grant authority for. And what has this egregious breach of our constitution done for us? We have the highest per capita education spending in the world and are ranked near the bottom of the developed nations totem pole in education results.

We have a two party system which treats voters like sheep, is devoid of any real discussion on political philosophy, and perpetuates using mass-marketed sound bytes. Who's the great defender of our classical liberalism? Ron Paul, the idiot. Great. The whole thing is just depressing. The greatest and most successful political experiment in the history of mankind since ancient Greece and we're going to throw it away because we only elect show ponies, our success is so prolific there's no motivation to strive for more. Reading Edward Gibbon's description of how Rome collapsed and knowing anything about the modern US is downright scary.

NJ gets raped in Congress because its senate votes toe the party line, just as the massive liberal population in the state wants it. You get pork as bribes when your senate votes are iffy.

Posted on: 2011/3/7 18:05
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Re: Goldman’s Own Ferries Will Ply the Hudson between Downtown Jersey City & Battery Park City
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Goldman has 35,000 employees, I think unless you graduated magna cum laude from Harvard they don't give you the opportunity to be a crook. Though I suppose when they accept massive fees to construct instruments that they take out short positions on the Goldman commoner could be an unwitting accessory. I looked it up, I guess the ferry is only 5.50 to world financial center. Still not very competitive, though. They ought to offer a discount at off-peak times.

Posted on: 2011/3/7 17:30
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Re: Goldman’s Own Ferries Will Ply the Hudson between Downtown Jersey City & Battery Park City
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I can't believe they're in business at all when it's $12 or whatever it is vs 1.75 for the PATH.

Posted on: 2011/3/7 7:41
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Re: towing at shoprite
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I’m thinking the video taping by the tow Company breaks some privacy laws since they are neither management or security of the lot..


The owner of the property (ABC Investors or whoever) obviously consented to have the taping system in place, they can have it monitored by whomever they like. No judge would find that shopping center patrons have an expectation of privacy walking around a huge public parking lot.

Posted on: 2011/2/21 20:30
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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On the ends of the car seats there's a small white sign that begs, with improper terminating punctuation, "WON'T YOU PLEASE SAVE THIS SEAT FOR THE ELDERLY OR DISABLED."

Then, inexplicably, below that message the sign surface is elongated by 30-40% to accommodate a centered circle.

What does the circle mean? WHAT DOES IT MEANNNNNN?!?!?!?!

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Posted on: 2011/2/19 19:06
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Re: Save WNYC Radio-Covers Jersey City!
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Hits for "Heritage Foundation" and "Brookings Institution" searching Google News and NPR's web site [4/10/03]

http://www.nprsucks.com/

Posted on: 2011/2/19 16:57
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Re: Ferris High School students are trashing Downtown JC
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mei'd rather sweep up litter.


Litter drives property values down, it's not the cheap alternative to cafeteria expansions. My guess is you neither pay higher taxes for cafeteria expansions nor sweep up litter.

I remember being at a park at 7 or 8 years old, hesitating to drop some litter on the ground, doing it, and then being witnessed and scolded by a man at the park for doing so. I knew it was wrong at that age, high school kids certainly know it's wrong, it has nothing to do with being a "model citizen". One issue is if the area is already covered in litter, it's easy to add to it. Leaving the first dirty plate in the sink is harder than the 6th or 7th.

Posted on: 2011/2/18 5:35
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Re: A & P Supermarkets File For Bankruptcy Protection
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A&P is great. Clean, nice, peaceful -- very UN-Jersey City. The only drawback is it has kind of an uncomfortably dead atmosphere. Maybe they need music in there, or to turn the music up a hair?

I love the playlist at ShopRite, every time I'm in there I can't stop myself from boogying down while I'm shopping. Most of the cashiers that work at ShopRite, though, make me want to slap them. You're lucky to get eye contact nevermind a Thank You. I'm sure there's no shortage of people looking for those jobs, if I ran that place and saw my employees treating customers like that they'd be fired on the spot, and those cashiers would have a smile on their face and know their Please and Thank Yous in no time.

PathMark may be the most disgusting grocery store I've ever been in in my life.

Posted on: 2011/2/18 1:13
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Re: Loew's Theater could be so much more...
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You have to have the clientele to support the type of businesses you want BEFORE the business can move in. JSQ isn't going anywhere until it starts to evolve back to what it once was.. primarily residential. People shop at malls now, so all that can be supported their in its present configuration is a bunch of tacky stores.


The theater is the least of that area's problems. I know compared to Jersey City standards JSQ neighborhood is a "C+ / B-" but to people from decent areas it's a filthy slum. 70% of JC, including JSQ, needs a visit from a squad of the World's Largest Bulldozers, followed by a 20 day campaign to drop antibacterial soap from the planes they use to fight fires with, not a slightly better theater.

Posted on: 2011/2/18 0:34
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Re: Save WNYC Radio-Covers Jersey City!
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Screw WNYC/NPR. All of you leftist political zombies obviously have swallowed so much of your own crap you can't tell biased reporting if it sits on your face, as long as it's biased towards the left. It's the MOST BIASED news coverage I've ever heard in my LIFE, it's worse than the New York Times! All of you are sitting here scratching your heads, it's amazing you're all so brainwashed that you can't tell. If you're going to use federal money to spread the agenda of one political party you /should/ get cut.

They have a few saving graces, like Radio Lab and This American Life, and so far as either don't try to stray into politics are great, but you can get those as a podcast.

I've come to find that the only real source of unbiased American news is the BBC. I wish they'd shut down NPR and replace it with the BBC World Service.

Posted on: 2011/2/18 0:24
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Re: Flamingo Diner
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First there was two diners nearby if you lived downtown, Flamingo and Tunnel Diner, now there's none. Tunnel Diner was a little inaccessible but I loved it, good food, good prices, old fashion service. The Brownstone is alright but charges premium prices for almost everything, it's not on the greasy spoon model of Flamingo. There's Telly's across from Flamingo and the little Italian deli-style place half a block away, saving those two there's nothing with any soul in that whole area, just BS gentrified, premium-priced crap that came off a conveyor belt (e.g. Van Whatever Coffee House across from Flamingo).

Posted on: 2011/2/18 0:14
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Public pool on tap?
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When I run my tap water to get a drink, after letting it run for a few seconds until the temperature changes so I'm not drinking the water that was sitting in my building's old pipes, I noticed starting about a year ago that it REEKS of chlorine, like the smell of a public pool. I know they treat the water with chlorine and that small amounts aren't toxic, but of the places I've lived I've never been able to smell it. Has anyone else noticed the same?

Posted on: 2011/2/7 23:12
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Re: Jersey City Council encouraging residents to raise chickens and cultivate bees
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JC Council should be encouraging more solar panels that are connected to the grid to save money - Imagine the savings ($) if solar panels were placed on all cityhall owned buildings..............a rebate for residents would also be included.
Solar panels are not expensive considering the return you get and you can DIY


Actually solar panels and the battery/inverter/electrical systems that go with them are extremely expensive. My church recently did break-even analysis on installing such a system and discovered it would cost over 30-40,000 and would not start generating a return for 10-15 years minimum. The market is still in its infancy, if there's a way to solve Jersey City's budget problems that's probably not it.

Instead, why don't we replace the city's $50M group insurance health care with dollar-matching HSA accounts.

Posted on: 2011/1/25 15:17
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Re: Jersey City museum - now i understand why the bad location
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At the dawn of agriculture man had his time freed to enable pursuit of the arts, broadly widening the gap between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom. Now, 10,000 years later, the poor masses of Jersey City are too preoccupied with living hand-to-mouth to worry about appreciating fine art, a thumping bass beat on the radio will have to do. That our quarter million creates the demand for only a single music shop is a hint of the cultural bankruptcy. In Jersey City, the gap is shrinking.

Posted on: 2011/1/24 17:30
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Re: Jersey City Council encouraging residents to raise chickens and cultivate bees
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If you have a little room to spare for 2-3 chickens I don't think it's a dumb idea necessarily. If you routinely buy eggs for your family you can avoid sponsoring the horrors of factory chicken farming, and for free instead of top dollar. Especially considering that "free range" isn't a use-regulated term, when you buy those conscience-saving premium eggs at the store you can't really be sure you're helping the animals. It seems like a crazier concept to rich, American city people who are 10 steps removed from the supply chain their life depends on than it would be to entire cultures in other parts of the world which expect to be provided for by exchanging effort for nature rather than an open wallet for commercial packaging.

Posted on: 2011/1/24 4:01
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Re: more snow ahead?school closed? let parents know, sooner, not later.
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IDK but I'm sure it has something to do with mafia/union corruption and black market organs

Posted on: 2011/1/23 22:05
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Re: Flamingo Diner
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Does anyone have the inside scoop on the progress there? The sign said it'd be closed for 3 months but it's been more like 4. It's the only place to eat downtown that's open past 10 PM, not to mention the only place downtown that doesn't charge $10 or $15 for a hamburger. Sorely missed.

Posted on: 2011/1/23 15:36
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Re: 24 Hour catholic churches?
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Baptism makes you a Christian.

Irrelevant metaphor 1
Strawman 0

Posted on: 2011/1/22 2:30
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Re: 24 Hour catholic churches?
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dtjcview, and anyone like you, looking for an excuse to rationalize away your guilt for not going to Mass, or just anyone in general who likes to feel high about themselves by putting down other people or institutions, I would invite you to spend some time doing some actual research into sexual abuse within religious communities. The rate within the Catholic Church is NOT higher than any other religion, but it gets more media attention given the stature of the institution.

Posted on: 2011/1/21 17:36
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24 Hour catholic churches?
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Does anyone know of one in the area? They all used to be like that and it seems now they never are, I guess burglars steal the chalice and Bibles? What a world. Anyway let me know, thanks!

Posted on: 2011/1/21 0:48
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Would you support a ban on leaf blowers?
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Between the cars, the planes, the street cleaners, and the 2 AM Friday night drunks, our city streets are heavily polluted with noise. In the fall I have neighbors who use their leaf blower for hours on end right in front of my apartment and it creates so much noise inside my apartment I can't talk on the phone or really even think straight.

I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem or if you would support a ban on leaf blowers or a requirement to use a new leaf blower which keeps its noise below 65 dB. According to Wikipedia, almost 100 cities across the country have enacted such an ordinance.

What do you think?

Posted on: 2010/11/15 20:00
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Pet Death
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I've lived in Jersey City for about 4 years and for the first time since moving had a small pet pass away, my parakeet. It has always been my family's custom to place small pets that have passed away in a box and bury them in the backyard. Now I don't have a backyard or any place to bury anything. What do I do? What do you guys do for this?

Posted on: 2010/1/17 18:34
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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The idea that an objection to the graphic, negative, dominating presence of this monument equates to a lack of sympathy for the tragedy of the event is absurd.

Depending on who you ask, between 15 and 25 MILLION Russians were killed during WWII. Should they have a statue there, too? Or should their's be a little smaller because there are more Polish people that live in the neighborhood? Let's add a third for the victims of the atomic bombs on Japan. Maybe it could be of two figurines, Uncle Sam with a gas can and lighter, and a screaming Japanese woman carrying her baby with giant flames coming out of both of them; that is what happened after all - would that be tasteful and appropriate as well? Of course if you think it wouldn't, you're a heartless holocaust denier.

The Polish have a chip on their shoulder against Russia because Russia historically invades their country and tries to take them off the map. It's a long-running feud. The event was tragic, but the statue isn't just about how sad the Polish in the neighborhood are about Katyn. It's a political statement against Russia, at least in part, and it's naïve to believe otherwise.

If it's the negative imagery you love, instead of enshrining statements about Eastern European political conflicts, why don't we pick a more relevant tragedy; like the events surrounding the Native Americans we massacred, defrauded, and robbed to build that NYC skyline in the first place?

Posted on: 2009/3/11 0:44
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Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Since I've lived here I have not been able to understand why we would want to superimpose the NYC skyline at our most prime waterfront location (Exchange Place) with a giant, grotesque symbol of foreign nationalism.

Apparently there were originally a huge amount of Polish that lived here and had their way with the place, but downtown is clearly not a Polish/ethnic neighborhood any longer. Lots of terrible things happened to lots of people during lots of wars in lots of places all throughout history. This thing has to do with a conflict between Poland and Russia. What is it doing here?

Can't we think of something a bit more positive to welcome NYC travelers to Jersey City with?

Posted on: 2009/3/9 17:16
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Re: Unleashed Mastiffs Attack JC Man Downtown this Morning
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What a terribly written article. The Jersey Journal consistently reads like a middle school project on journalism.

Posted on: 2009/3/9 16:47
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