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Re: Am I allowed to put up fliers informing neighbors about a felon who has moved into the neighborh
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I would be very careful with this sociopath across the hall from you... you do not want any of your activities pointing back to you, but definitely need to put the landlord on notice.

Not sure of your building ownership / management situation but is it possible he moved there under some state rehabilitation program where his rent is paid? Do they have problems leasing apartments? Good Luck.

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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The thing not clear is if this employee head tax includes only employees in the city limits... or all the employees on the Amazon payroll. I assume the latter looking at the $47M annual revenue. Did they also include contractors?

And some foolish local people are complaining because they did not stick with the original $540 per head? Did they calculate the unemployment benefits for former employees that can't move with their jobs? Never thought it was possible to be sympathetic to Amazon and Starbucks.


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Wow!! Gettin' a little loopy:

http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/15/techn ... fic-newsletter/index.html

Posted on: 5/21 20:07
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Re: Fulop/wife pay cash for Rhode Island home
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Is there a reason the Mayor can't make a real estate investment? At 3.5 hrs drive it's a bit far for a weekend getaway. Looks like a lot of work to me with those shingles, but waterfront property is great as long as you're above global warming flood level, as this appears. Fulop is shrewd buying in the Heights and there.

Could use some landscaping.


Not to split hairs, but how is 3.5 hours too long for a weekend getaway? Just a few months ago I hit RI for a 3-day weekend, and going to Boston (at 4 hours) is not uncommon either. I think it's totally reasonable.


3.5 is on the perfect trip... Summer season, particularly 4th of July along Route 95 shore think 5+. I have seen 5-6hrs. on a July 4th prime time travel just to get to New London casinos which is typically 2+ hours perfect trip. Rhode Island shore is a great vacation spot for sure...


Posted on: 5/21 17:49
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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What does affordable housing have to do with this? Most of these employees will be earning 100k+ salaries, I can't imagine affordable housing is high on their list of demands.


Basic economics. Dump a bunch of people into a market at any price point and it will disrupt it. Any increased demand will drive up prices throughout the price range.


Newark is already starting to undergo a building boom that will bring many more market rate units onto the market...and it's not like 100k people would be moving next year, opening a second HQ is a huge process and would likely take them several years to fully build out a new site and actually hire new people. Jersey City thankfully is building like crazy, I suspect a good many would wind up moving here instead of staying in Newark proper.


Not sure you understand the Amazon business model... but it is not built on taking several years to spin up a business location or operation and then hiring talent... if they want to get into fresh food distribution, they buy Whole Foods.

They will have their 7/6 Figure Mgmt Team transferring from Seattle and/or hired locally in place when they announce the winning location. Bezos did not get rich wasting time or money. The new location will have an immediate impact.

Posted on: 5/20 16:32
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Re: 1800's Grammar School to be torn down in Paulus Hook
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I am glad the Golden Cicada was saved from the illegal land grab... that deserves preservation as did the original Capt Al's Harbor Casino. Those places have more historic value than that old vacant school building.

The HPHA became a paper tiger when they quit the fight to limit the height of the Van Vorst St buildings. Razing this building because of its location will not have any detrimental effect on the aesthetics of the PH neighborhood.

Posted on: 5/19 20:08
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Re: 1800's Grammar School to be torn down in Paulus Hook
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The Paulus Hook NA better NIMBY harder than they ever have. If they can't muster enough opposition to stop this, then they should just fucking dissolve.


And the reason this monstrosity should stay is why? Because it is old? It is not in highly visible location to the public where it could be the centerpiece of a new green space. Doubtful anyone even notices it as they walk by... and you certainly don't see it driving by on York.

As for the PHNA... where were you when they sold out to support taking down the old factory on Van Vorst and build those towers that fit so well into the neighborhood? They will risk losing their free Annual Pancake Breakfast Cafe donated by Prep. Don't count on them to join your silly preservation fight.

Posted on: 5/18 23:21

Edited by TheBigGuy on 2018/5/18 23:38:54
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Re: 1800's Grammar School to be torn down in Paulus Hook
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The building is a mess and dangerous... there has been scaffolding up to protect people for months. It was also the place where some homeless guy (also the neighborhood one man crime spree) was squatting much to the surprise of the school. Being on York Street, it won't be missed.

Posted on: 5/18 15:11
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Re: Commercial Signage Standards, Downtown
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I like the Two Boots Sign and their pizza. (Cleopatra Jones) I happen to think it creates a festive mood during the night on a nondescript Newark Ave. As for Portland Maine... that is a historic district area and the signs create a historical Mariner City image along with the cobblestone streets.

What I would like to see is a mandate that everyone who celebrates Christmas be required to use only white lights on the interior and exterior of their homes or businesses. Uniformity is important.

Posted on: 5/18 6:32
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Who knew there was a homeless crisis? The 8 years previous to January 2017 we never heard about such things. The people were living large with free cell phones, free rent and healthcare. If we could have only paid off everyone's tuition debt that would have been the cherry on the progressive agenda.



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Hamparkvet wrote:
But I thought there was so much winning going on that EVERYONE has a well paying job now?

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TheBigGuy wrote:

Actually.... my post was sarcastic in nature. I was hoping to get some of the left wing / progressive / communists on the site to respond? In typical fashion, they remain silent, because when one of their own (Bezos/WaPo) is caught in an issue wear facts challenge left wing agenda / dogma.


Ah, my bad, sarcasm doesn't travel well over text.


I was quite baffled by the post myself. The sarcasm may have been a little too cloaked. I missed it entirely.

The situation in Seattle and in Portland has gotten quite dire. Aggressive panhandling is quite common, drug addiction is rampant, and both cities have seemingly given up on a real solution to either problem. The previous mayor of Portland didn't even run for reelection. Both cities keep extending protections of the homeless population with policies and edicts that go against the best interests of businesses and other city residents. And, let's be clear, no one is arguing for either city to turn their back on the homeless population, just that it find better (and, effective) ways to address the issues.

Posted on: 5/17 15:53
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Meanwhile back in Seattle....

http://www.chicagotribune.com/busines ... s-tax-20180515-story.html

I can't believe all the people that want to help Newark at the expense of Seattle... pretty obvious what is going on and its Jeff Bezos shirking his social responsibilities.


Jeff shirking his social responsibilities?

Seattle caused this chronic homeless situation with strict zoning laws and restrictions that stop anything other than luxury housing from being built (sounds familiar).

They created the problem, now they're trying to send the bill to others. Wish I could do that.



Actually.... my post was sarcastic in nature. I was hoping to get some of the left wing / progressive / communists on the site to respond? In typical fashion, they remain silent, because when one of their own (Bezos/WaPo) is caught in an issue wear facts challenge left wing agenda / dogma.

Posted on: 5/17 7:46
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Amazon wasn't looking for the opinions of clueless bigots from Jersey?

Webmaster please delete response #27 from psyopit it has no bearing on the topic. It is offending to the citizens of New Jersey.


It is sad how crazy, reactionary and unhinged some people on this site have become. We could be talking about liking or disliking vanilla ice cream... and some whacko would call you a racist for not including chocolate ice cream as part of the conversation.


I simply replied about 2 people on this message board who are both known for posting bigoted comments, one of which constantly posts things that are questionably factual at best.
A bit harsh probably but not untrue.


It is your opinion that my comments are bigoted, personally, I believe your opinions are bullying. Anyone that has a different point of view you attack. In a plural society people do have different opinions. This country is not ISIS where only one set of facts are recognized. So lets keep it that way.


Your past posts speak for themselves so I don't need to defend anything.

Sorry for the off topic to others reading this, I'm done responding in this thread.


And you continue to be a self-righteous douche bag. Thanks for playing along in the game. Sorry you have no self control... though it is not surprising.


I continue to follow my own beliefs and not drink the Kool-Aid. If that bothers you, then you have the problem, not me.


I am not sure why you cut my last quote from another thread and used it in this thread???? That comment was not directed at you??? Very confused at your behavior?

Posted on: 5/17 7:41
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Meanwhile back in Seattle....

http://www.chicagotribune.com/busines ... s-tax-20180515-story.html

I can't believe all the people that want to help Newark at the expense of Seattle... pretty obvious what is going on and its Jeff Bezos shirking his social responsibilities.

Posted on: 5/16 10:59
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Interesting to see how soon someone gets down there tomorrow to clean the mess. All the candles/Red Jars have blown off the granite step... highs winds/rain. It's a shame.

Posted on: 5/15 18:25
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Re: Port Authority tests new security scanners at WTC PATH station
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Besides the Security Theater aspect of it, what really gets me is the representative of the company (Chris McLaughlin from Evolv Edge) states that 200 scanners "isn't practical". You'd think he would try to sell more then the PA needs.

This seems like some sick joke on the part of the Port Authority. Not unexpected either.


It's all part of the scam, need to demonstrate they thought this plan through. Just like Trenton floating the idea that a 50 cent gas tax hike is needed... then we feel better when it is only 40 cents. Look what our elected officials did to help the citizens and earn their bloated salaries.

Posted on: 5/11 14:37
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Re: Port Authority tests new security scanners at WTC PATH station
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You are right about using them entry/exit gates. The PA is citing they are easy for passengers to just walk through... If those gates can easily manage the 125K daily traffic flow, adding scanners should be no problem.

The real point has been made... to harden the system, you would need them at every station and you would need PATH Police right there when they are triggered 7x24x365.

Hate to say it, but it seems to be overboard. I think the random checkpoint/searches are just as effective with high security/law enforcement presence. Also think the WTC/Oculus is a more high risk target.




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Why would it take 200 units? Why not just integrate them into the ticket gates?

If the tech is good, let's replace the TSA with these machines.

The website claims 600 people per unit per hour, and no need to empty pockets. Would be nice to get comfort and speed at airport security.

Posted on: 5/11 8:40
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Interesting noontime presser.... curious if the new hotel in Exchange Place had an influence on the removal? Was there some sort of sweetheart deal to remove the statue as part of the hotel construction plan, once it opened?

Let's not forget the statue is in across from the NYC 911 Memorial and the 1848 Irish Famine Memorial. That Memorial is a across from The Conrad. Not sure it is a bad thing to educate people about the history of the neighborhood they are visiting. Isn't that what the Colgate clock is about?

Posted on: 5/8 13:08
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Re: Double stabbing Newport 4pm outside McDonald's/JCPD sub-station?
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Sadiq Khan is doing a bangup job implementing knife control throughout London... maybe we need to send over a JC Task Force to study why it works so well?

I would ask them to come here... but the guy in the WH might not be happy.

Posted on: 5/7 17:09
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Curious is the Mayor ever had this similar hardline view when he represented Ward E?


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In Light of the following Fulop Tweet, why is OP taking a Survey of JC Citizens.....
According to The One to be OBEYED, it is DONE :::

https://twitter.com/StevenFulop/status/992762417036890114

Posted on: 5/5 20:23
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Re: NJ Tax Law change today
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So the states in essence are legislating federal tax code by defining or creating charitable deductions that do not exist?



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I would love to see this fly but come on! Seriously he calls it divisive and wrong but Nj still caps the deduction at 10k. Really?


The $10k is the new Federal cap on deductions, and NJ is trying to find a way around that. Sure would be nice to still be able to deduct 90% of my taxes above $10k by treating it as a documented "charitable contribution" but my guess is that it's in for a tough legal fight. If it flies there will be another 10+ States all doing the same.

Posted on: 5/4 20:57
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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I would like to know when the city intends to remove the orange barriers outlining what I assume will be the park? Talk about unsightly and unpleasant.

Posted on: 5/4 7:55
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Yvonne wrote:
Yes, my comments are far fetching, such as monuments should be a reflection of the US history. After all, I do not see US monuments in other countries especially the Middle East.


Perhaps you overlook the many US Military Cemeteries, the final resting places for America's global sacrifice against fascists and communists.

Favorite story is DeGaulle in the 60's on some sort of nationalist rant, wanting all Americans out of France! To which a US SoS retorted... "even the dead ones?"

Posted on: 5/2 13:12
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Typical liberal, Azul_the_Cat when called out, let's do personal attacks.


Typical right-winger, not getting the joke.


Thanks... I lean right, but that was a joke!

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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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As long as we are removing monuments along the waterfront memorializing international atrocities then we need to consider the 911 Memorial at the foot of Grand Street.

In our new social justice world... the sight of a rusting WTC girder triggers the worst thoughts and fears about Muslim Terror. Hasn't the world moved past that...

Posted on: 5/2 6:02
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Re: Prestos Italian in Paulus Hook is now La Côte French/Italian
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Certainly will miss the old style red sauce haunt... This sounds great change. Is it still BYOB?


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Sometimes change is good, Sometimes change is needed

Thanks to Presto's for creating this piece of Italy and serving consistent, excellent food for all those years! I believe not too many restaurants can claim this!

Presto's for long needed some fresh touch

For sure the main dish will stay, Presto’s soul as JC community restaurant/friendly/family will stay!

The name so will change, to reflect Italian and French Riviera kitchen

Humble and authentic our kitchen resembles the culture of the south of Europe where olive oil, tomato, lemon, herbs and fresh ingredients make dinners memorable times...

Come to enjoy the new Presto's look and ambiance by “la cote “ open 5 to 10 Monday to Saturday and For Brunch soon Saturday and Sunday. Tel 201.433.6639

Posted on: 4/30 9:45
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Re: Citi Bike
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That Bike JC statement / position is certainly different from the Citi Bike statement that said Bike JC endorsed the relocation plan. Citi Bike is pretty much a DTJC feel good gentrified experience.

I am all for cutting back on the number of city/county vehicles and investing in tandem bikes for city employees to use. It would be cheaper for the city to buy them and contract Grove Street Bike to maintain them.

Posted on: 4/23 19:04
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Re: Citi Bike
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So they are removing racks from LightRail Stations? Isn't connecting the community (wards) to public transit points one of the reasons for the program's existence?

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CitiBike JC is withdrawing from Wards A, B, and F. If you live in these wards, or ride CitiBike there, they'll offer you a prorated refund.

Some combination of high annual membership cost, low density of stations, and who knows what other factors, mean that bike share is not going to be part of residents', workers', students' and visitors' transportation solutions in half of the city.

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Dear riders,

At Citi Bike Jersey City, we are always seeking to provide the best service for as many riders as possible. After evaluating our 2017 ridership data (also recently analyzed by our friends at Bike JC), and coordinating with the City of Jersey City, we will be relocating 9 of the least utilized stations in the network to boost capacity in high demand areas.

The stations that will be relocated are:

NJCU
Union Street
Columbia Park
Danforth Light Rail
Bayview Park
MLK Light Rail
West Side Light Rail
Garfield Avenue
Bethune Center

We understand these changes may mean a loss of service to some current members. If you think you are one of them, just give us a call at 1-855-BIKE-311 and we are happy to provide a prorated refund. If you’ve used any of these stations in the past three months, we will send you an email notifying you when we plan to relocate it. We will also be sure to update our app as these stations are moved and new ones join the system. We believe that these adjustments will provide improved service and build a strong foundation for future growth.

Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Citi Bike Jersey City


The opening assertion is not entirely accurate. CitiBike is not withdrawing entirely from Wards B or F. In Ward F, they will still have several other stations, and the same is true of Ward B. What they have done is make a decision to relocate all the stations SOUTH of Communipaw Avenue.

If some stations are not being used, it makes sense to relocate them to better support ridership in areas where additional service is needed/desired.

Regardless, the CitiBike model needs to be re-examined. In other cities around the world where bike shares do much better, there is usually a different model in place. In London, the bike share system (Santander Cycle) is part of the metropolitan transport system (Transport for London) and Santander pays a fee to be the sole sponsor and their fares (particularly the daily fares) are much lower, which encourages residents and visitors alike to use the bikes. CitiBike would be wise to lower the daily rate to something that would encourage people to use them more often. At $12/day, the cost is ridiculously high. Contrast that to London's 24-hr pass of less than $3.

Regardless, this post is a bit alarmist: some racks are getting relocated. We still don't know where they will end up. Heck, some may end up right in the same wards. Or, maybe they end up in other wards. But, even if they move all of them to other wards, neither wards B nor F are being deprived of CitiBike racks entirely.

Posted on: 4/11 9:52
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Re: Citi Bike
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So what am I missing? Why do they have to remove all the bikes/racks? I thought the purpose of the blue van was to move the bikes back to high usage areas? Hard to believe Bike JC endorsed this... what's next closing untravelled bike-only lanes because they are high maintenance and never used?

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Bike_Lane wrote:
CitiBike JC is withdrawing from Wards A, B, and F. If you live in these wards, or ride CitiBike there, they'll offer you a prorated refund.

Some combination of high annual membership cost, low density of stations, and who knows what other factors, mean that bike share is not going to be part of residents', workers', students' and visitors' transportation solutions in half of the city.

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Dear riders,

At Citi Bike Jersey City, we are always seeking to provide the best service for as many riders as possible. After evaluating our 2017 ridership data (also recently analyzed by our friends at Bike JC), and coordinating with the City of Jersey City, we will be relocating 9 of the least utilized stations in the network to boost capacity in high demand areas.

The stations that will be relocated are:

NJCU
Union Street
Columbia Park
Danforth Light Rail
Bayview Park
MLK Light Rail
West Side Light Rail
Garfield Avenue
Bethune Center

We understand these changes may mean a loss of service to some current members. If you think you are one of them, just give us a call at 1-855-BIKE-311 and we are happy to provide a prorated refund. If you’ve used any of these stations in the past three months, we will send you an email notifying you when we plan to relocate it. We will also be sure to update our app as these stations are moved and new ones join the system. We believe that these adjustments will provide improved service and build a strong foundation for future growth.

Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Citi Bike Jersey City

Posted on: 4/10 21:20
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Re: Hudson County sues makers of opioids, alleging negligence and fraud
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As opposed to the internet beacons of truth, social justice and free speech... HuffPo, Daily Beast, PopSugar, Newsweek, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, NYT, WaPo, LaTimes etc.

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Mexico and China are producing fentanyl which is the most powerful of all the opioids. So what does the county do? It breaks its agreement with ICE and immigrants can go back into the community where some continue to peddle this drug. http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/27/chi ... in-nightmare-super-drugs/


The Daily Caller, the cesspool of Internet nedws for racist cranks everywhere.

No mention of the huge and growing use of prescriptions by the drug makers, distributors and doctors that have hooked millions on legal opioids.

Keep being a scummy bigot Yvonne. At least you're consistent.

Posted on: 4/8 11:57
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Re: Newark will be the fourth city in the world
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Those the same kiosks where NYC street people pull up chairs and sofas to camp out? Can only imagine what will be going on outside Newark Penn Station.

Posted on: 4/4 21:48
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Re: Stalker
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http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... y_to_honor_27_at_14t.html

Not listed as one of the nominees - looks like the NJ.com didn't research its own story.


LOL... I sort of figured it was some sort of typo when I read it. Just to keep this thread on a downward spiral.... do we know if she is a legally registered voter? The suspect that is... not Yvonne.

Posted on: 4/3 16:08
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