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Re: Trump Our New President
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I say that because I believe that as science and technology progress, societies will cast off the ideas of nationalism and move towards a global society where we all work towards improving the lives of everyone on the planet.

Take the example of the coal miners in Pennsylvania that the POTUS uses so often as a prop to show he is doing a terrific job. It was never the regulations that, as the POTUS claims, killed the coal industry, it was automation and cheaper energy alternatives. I'm sure there was some measurable impact, but it was far from the only factor. The coal miners just want their jobs back, and I can understand why when the majority of your town is now out of work due to the closing of the mine. When the factory/mine of a factory/mining town closes it has a devastating impact on the people and the economy of the entire town. The problem though is those jobs are never coming back; at least not it any significant way, because most mining these days is surface mining, and the work can be done with far fewer employees operating machines. Is the same as in nature, when the environment around you changes, you need to adapt or die.

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Re: Trump Our New President
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Isn't Trump tearing up contracts and hopefully rewriting them a sign of this? If what you say is true why must the US foot the bill for the rest of the world?


Stop looking at it from an us vs. them perspective, and start looking at it from the perspective of we are all in this together. The sooner we move to a global society the better it will be for everyone on our pale blue dot in space. The problem as I see it, is people not understanding, or caring, about how their actions can have long reaching repercussions.

Perhaps Carl Sagan said it best.
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Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.

-- Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994



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Re: Trump Our New President
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This whole thread has devolved into something so absurd on so many levels. No amount of "MSM is fake news" or "MAGA" is going to convince the die hard supporters on either side. The world as a whole is moving towards being more inclusive and working as a global society. A lot of Trumps supporters feel left out, and they have every right to feel that way, but it's wrong to think that everyone else needs to change to fit their narrow minded view of the world. Instead I suggest that is is they who need to adapt to the new world they live in.

Whether you want to admit it or not, the good 'ol US of A is in a pretty bad spot right now. I understand how tough it can be to go from being the big kid on the block where everyone does what you say, to having to share your toys with everyone else. We are in a transitional period, and it's normal that there be a lot of chaos as we adapt to our new place in the global society. At the end of the day the question you need to answer for yourself is, do I want to be on the right or wrong side of history.

Posted on: Yesterday 9:27
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Re: Former dominatrix fights to keep job as sheriff's officer
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Some people who become sheriffs/police officers want to serve the community, but others want to control it, perhaps punish it. I think we have all seen officers who have behaved as though they are judge, jury and executioner. They have that dominatrix personality. I do not want that person with a gun with the legal authority to stop someone.


"You see there are people who believe the function of the police is to fight crime, and that's not true, the function of the police is social control and protection of property."

- Michael Parenti

Posted on: 6/19 15:03
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Re: Trump Our New President
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There is the rhetoric by Black Lives Matter that says, "Pigs in a blanket fry like bacon." Basically encouraging the killing of cops, the liberals are encouraging the killing of Trump and Republicans.


It's simply a recipe for a tasty treat. Pigs in a blanket with fried bacon sounds good to me. Maybe it's our arteries they are encouraging the killing of.

Posted on: 6/15 10:50
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Re: Trump Our New President
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What about Snoop dog shooting Trump in his music video?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PIriGT6hY8


At least post a link to the whole video for context, and not just a cherry picked portion that someone already put their $.02 in.

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Posted on: 6/15 9:49
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Re: Police Pursuit ends in fiery crash in Jersey City Heights
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I'd say the first guy got 2 kicks in, but it looks like the rest are trying to stamp out the fire, and then they drag him away from the burning car.

Posted on: 6/8 8:34
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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If I'm not mistaken, the valuation needs be out of wack by a certain percentage before you can appeal.

Posted on: 6/7 11:31
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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And what basis do you have to make that statement? I asked this same question earlier in this thread about what would happen if you don't let the inspector in. That was the general response. If it's a condo, there are likely identical condos in the same building. The appraised value could be very well equal to the other similar or identical units. Valid point

Contrary to popular belief, it's not like the old days and the inspectors can just make up a number. There is so much eyes on this recap, do you really think an inspector is going to inflate a number to get back at a homeowner that didn't let them in? Not what I was suggesting at all. If you were to, hypothetically, take all the comps in the area but your property was worth less than the comps, it could end up not in your favor. If anything, they should be leaving thank you notes as it makes their job easier relying on public records instead of personally inspecting.

Posted on: 6/7 9:58
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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The inspector will leave a note telling you they were there and it should have a date when they will come back. From the inspections done so far it looks like they will come back on a weekend. Even if you don't let them into your place when you're home the Inspector will do an estimate based on similar properties. The estimate will usually not be in your favor.

Posted on: 6/7 8:33
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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JCBORN wrote:
Is this right?

with the example someone gave below.
Zillow estimates its value at $1.6 million. She currently pays around $11,200 in property taxes, and should be paying $30k.

Would this person be able to sell her home at $1.6M if her taxes are now $30k? I would expect the value to go down once the taxes are increased.

I am looking to buy a home in Jersey City. Would you recommend I wait a year to see how this all plays out?
From what I am reading the home values in JC went down in 1988 after the last reval. Was this because of the reval or was it because the market in general was not doing very well (1987 market crash- Black Monday)?


I would wait for sure. You may even be able to pick up a property with a lien on it for a steal LOL

Posted on: 5/26 8:45
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Yvonne is the deep state of Jersey City

Posted on: 5/24 11:44
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Yup. And you might want to hold off on those major home repairs/improvements until they've come and gone...


I feel for one of my neighbors then. They bought a place 2 years ago, and have spent the last year doing a gut renovation. I think someones taxes are going to increase.

Posted on: 5/17 15:32
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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So if we refuse to let the inspector into the house, or are not available to let them in, I guess they are just going to be doing an estimate for the basement, bathrooms, etc.? Or, do you think they'll go poking around and try to look in windows?

Posted on: 5/17 12:48
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Fifth Element 20th Anniversary Tickets FREE
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Can't make the show anymore. free to anyone that can use them. two tickets for the 2pm show in Clifton.
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Posted on: 5/14 12:41
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Re: DOB: Fire Sub Code Division
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It was Councilman Gadsden's office. I'm in Ward B.

Posted on: 5/3 8:16
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Re: DOB: Fire Sub Code Division
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I ended up emailing my councilman, and about an hour or so later the DOB magically calls me back and said they were wrong and that the permit had been closed for a while now. They weren't sure why I was given a notice.


Posted on: 5/2 12:07
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DOB: Fire Sub Code Division
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Anyone ever have any luck getting a call back from the Fire Sub Code Division at the DOB? I had a furnace replaced last year, and inspected/approved, but the permit it still open for some reason. The city left an orange sticker on my door to notify me of this, but all I can do is leave messages on their voicemail.

Posted on: 5/1 15:08
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Re: 99 Ranch Market Grand Opening on 4/21 at 9am - 420 Grand Street
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You're going to want to shop there. I used to go to Ranch 99 all the time when I lived in CA. It's a great store to have access to again.

Posted on: 4/19 8:56
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Re: Anyone know of a peditrician who is anti-vaccine or vaccine neutral in JC?
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Listen, kids are sicker than ever. Cancer in kids is at all time high levels. Learning disorders are on the rise. Autism is spiking, especially among boys. The data doesn't lie.


Don't forget there are lies, damn lies, and statistics. The data can be manipulated to say whatever you want it to.

Posted on: 4/18 14:05
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Re: Anyone know of a peditrician who is anti-vaccine or vaccine neutral in JC?
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Learning disorders and Autism seem like they are on the rise, but that's because the definition of these has been expanded to include many more children. I'm almost 40 now, but if the Autism spectrum was as wide it is now, I would have been classified as Autistic for sure.

I haven't seen anyone bring this up yet, I may have missed it, but the biggest reason to get children vaccinated is at a certain percentage of vaccinated people we all have herd immunity. Yes small cases will pop up, but they won't turn into major outbreaks.

There are some people with legitimate reasons why they can not receive some vaccines. It's vaccinating everyone else that protects them I would just have a plan in place to home school your kids.

Posted on: 4/18 14:04
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Re: Another Dickinson Street Brawl - on Monday
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WORLD STAR!!

Posted on: 4/6 13:34
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Re: Gringos Taqueria - Coles Street
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I look forward to trying their tacos in 2 years when they open.

Posted on: 4/4 15:11
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Re: Commotion by Grove and Mercer Saturday Night
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everybody panic...the wolf packs are back.

Posted on: 4/3 9:56
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Re: Jury duty questions
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- The instructions said to call the night before after 5pm. What are the chances that I get dismissed at that point? - Slim to none. You will most likely need to show up.

- assuming I show up the day of - and assuming the lawyers don't like me as a potential juror, am I free to go? Or will I just get recycled as a potential juror for another case? - You will be sent back to the jury pool to wait for another case.

- Is this a minimum 2 day commitment? Or if I don't get chosen on the 1st day, I can go home and go on with my life? - If you are chosen to work a case, you would work that case. If you were chosen to work a case, but dismissed by the judge or lawyers, you go back to the jury pool. The last two times I did my jury duty they let us all go home after the first day saying there were no more cases on the schedule.

- Can I bring a work laptop to jury duty to do some work? - yes you can. There are little desks with outlets you can work at. There is also wi-fi. Get there early if you want one of those desks. They fill up fast.

Thanks in advance

Posted on: 3/23 10:57
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Re: Trump Pics Mega Thread
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Re: Trump Pics Mega Thread
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Let's get this back on track.

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Posted on: 3/3 19:58
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Re: Trump Pics Mega Thread
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Posted on: 2/23 7:59
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Re: Activists drape 'Refugees Welcome' banner on Statue of Liberty
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Quote:

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They delayed putting a single species of Midwest bumblebee on the endangered list and he's canning the whole program? Is Chicken Little on the list as well?


Think again. Wouldn't want those pesky endangered species to get in the way of your new development. There's money to be made.

Posted on: 2/16 19:40
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