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jasco July 23, 2014 at 07:02 am
Homeland Security Office .. for New Jersey?
jasco July 23, 2014 at 07:04 am
Homeland Security Office… but for NJ? Let me guess-- another office that gives out free crapRead More that towns down need?
Mel Sharples July 23, 2014 at 09:12 am
Jasco - you are wrong, it's an office that gives out free crap that no one needs to towns theRead More Governor likes. That's Democracy 101 in NJ.
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Brandy the Dog July 19, 2014 at 01:12 pm
This is fairly easy to calculate - assuming you have access to a computer. The line from your eyesRead More to the horizon is a tangent to the earth's surface. So your eyes, the point on the horizon and the earths center form a right angled triangle. The line from your eyes to the center of the earth is the hypotenuse. So we can find the distance from your eyes to the horizon using Pythagoras theorem a^2=b^2-c^2 In this case c is the radius of the earth - 3,963 miles or 20,924,640 feet b is the radius of the earth plus the height of your eyes - 20,924,646 feet a^2 = b^2-c^2 = 251,095,716 Therefore a = 15,846 feet or almost exactly 3 miles. If your eyes are only 5 feet off the ground then the distance you can see is 14,465 feet or 2.75 miles. You would need to have your eyes 150 feet off the water in order to see 15 miles.
Heywood July 19, 2014 at 02:17 pm
Brandy, you amaze me, smart & beautiful.
Brandy the Dog July 19, 2014 at 02:53 pm
...and natural...
Mel Sharples July 22, 2014 at 01:35 pm
And now...the straw man argument from William. Where did I say I wanted to take away your guns? IRead More could not possibly care less about your guns. Read my posts, I just ask that gun owners act like responsible adults with the guns they do have. Sorry you feel threatened by a call for personal responsibility. As for investing in these types of guns, I'll consider it. People like you told me not enough people would ever use Apple to make it profitable. I disagreed, I made money off it. That simple. You cry over a non-existent threat to your guns, yet say nothing when your government sets up a national surveillance state that reads your emails and listens to your calls. That never bothered anyone. Because Freedom. You have guns, yet you sat on your rear end while the government used 9/11 to take away countless freedoms. Every freedom that Americans have given away has been at the behest of the American people. Americans can't wait to give them away. As long as they can keep their flat screen TV's, guns, government checks, ponies, unicorns, what have you.
Mel Sharples July 22, 2014 at 01:36 pm
And now...the straw man argument from William. Where did I say I wanted to take away your guns? IRead More could not possibly care less about your guns. Read my posts, I just ask that gun owners act like responsible adults with the guns they do have. Sorry you feel threatened by a call for personal responsibility. As for investing in these types of guns, I'll consider it. People like you told me not enough people would ever use Apple to make it profitable. I disagreed, I made money off it. That simple. You cry over a non-existent threat to your guns, yet say nothing when your government sets up a national surveillance state that reads your emails and listens to your calls. That never bothered anyone. Because Freedom. You have guns, yet you sat on your rear end while the government used 9/11 to take away countless freedoms. Every freedom that Americans have "lost" has been at the behest of the American people. Americans can't wait to give them away. As long as they can keep their flat screen TV's, guns, government checks, ponies, unicorns, what have you.
Mel Sharples July 22, 2014 at 01:37 pm
Oh, and the BS argument about Nazis taking way guns so they could "take over"? Are youRead More repeating that lie as well? Laughable, if it weren't so sad.
Citizen of America July 16, 2014 at 02:31 pm
I'm planning to go to Bookends tomorrow to meet our 45th President, Hillary Clinton. Obviously,Read More conservatives are worried about her -- that's why they've cranked up the mud-slinging machine 2+ years before her election.
Long Time Resident July 19, 2014 at 08:08 pm
I would expect nothing less from a DumboRat lemming like Moron of America!
Long Time Resident July 19, 2014 at 08:08 pm
Watch the trained puppet dance.
Bill Hughes wants Congressman Frank LoBiondo to debate eight times.
Eleanor July 10, 2014 at 05:49 am
This is pure grandstanding. I don't know of anybody in congress who would be able to schedule 8Read More debates between now and Nov 4. Three or maybe 4 is reasonable but asking for 8 is just being a show-off. And considering the couple times I heard Hughes on the radio and what a poor speaker he is, I think 8 debates would do him more harm than good.
OCnjOC July 10, 2014 at 07:52 am
Yes, Lobiondo is busy scrambling to explain why he backed the Revel bailout and now the place nextRead More store is shutting down AND the government-backed Revel is bankrupt. Looks like the pseudo-republican socialist utopia isn't panning out.
A rally, held July 2, 2014, in Barnegat Light, N.J. against seismic ocean blasting off the New Jersey coast. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
I may be coming to the Board Meeting in Lacey, tomorrow night...afterward, my wife and I will likelyRead More walk the inlet at Barnegat Light. Look for the fat guy with the cute girl.
(helping with the Solar investigation and Lacey Recall)
Rock.n.Roll July 9, 2014 at 10:10 am
Go getem and speak, everyone needs to do what you are doing, then we will be heard.
Common Cents June 30, 2014 at 08:54 pm
The real main intention of this law was to protect somebody who is rendering assistance, regardless.Read More If you were to come to an accident and you moved the person out of the car because it was going to burn, but in the intention you caused paralysis due to an injury your had no idea about, you would be granted immunity. You were acting in the best interest of the victim, trying to save their life. If this act was not in effect, nobody would render assistance if they thought about the consequences. Good people with basic human nature would still help. It takes the ambulance chasers to ruin something else like this.
ThudNJ June 30, 2014 at 09:11 pm
Lawyers are nit pickers who strive to find loopholes in everything. Shakespeare was right when heRead More said " First we kill the lawyers"
Andrea July 1, 2014 at 12:22 am
My friend, got her CELLPHONE stolen right out of her hand on the 92 bus and everyone else just satRead More there, she said that someone had lent her their phone, so she could call her mom. She also stated that the cops wouldn't come out just for a stolen cellphone, how do those people know? As for the mom who got a beat down in front of her child, and I was there, I would have been the first to call 911. True story, I went to University Plaza in Newark to pay my cable bill at the Optimum Payment Center, and I grabbed something to eat, anyway, as I was eating in my car, I saw a store owner get hit by some guy, and I put down my food, and picked up my cellphone as I was about to dial 911, I heard the owner say not to, but I had to, even though he was a complete stranger to me, I knew enough to know that if I did nothing, it would've be just as bad as the criminal doing the hitting. I am the type of person who will stand up for anyone if I see what's going on.
Geoff Cabral June 26, 2014 at 05:09 pm
A falling tree ripped off one part of one wall's siding on the back of your house and the newRead More doesn't exactly match the rest of the house? Chubb doesnt want you looking at it and being disappinted, so they pay to replace it all - no quibbling. The only thing they require is honest customers so they already know who and what you are before they agree to quote your risk. Scammers need not apply....
jesscott June 27, 2014 at 06:41 am
Are you all really pretending that partisan politics doesn't exist absolutely everywhere....sinceRead More the beginning of time? Grow up.
Beach_N8iv June 30, 2014 at 04:04 pm
YOUR governor is just protecting his Big Business Masters. They tell him what to do and he complies,Read More not that he has a choice. The Trenton Tyrant should be shown the door.
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angie argabrite June 27, 2014 at 07:43 am
what about the "hard choice" to do something for the people who AREN'T his millionaireRead More friends?
Chief Wahoo June 27, 2014 at 08:36 am
It's funny. (Actually it's not ) I haven't heard either side of liars and thiefs , talk bout theRead More unfairness of taking away the property tax rebates of most homeowners and seniors. Especially only a month BEFORE they were counting on them. How is anyone supposed to budget their household, with these clowns in charge of state. Christie with your made up budget and your lies , you are a bum. Public unions , with your collusion and greed, you are scum.
Mac June 27, 2014 at 11:48 am
sorry angie argabrite but our overstuffed pampered national smorgasbord traveler that drops byRead More occasionally to show us that as Governor he can walk and chew gum at the same time doesn't make any "hard choices" without a million dollar advance to his wife's charity retirement fund first
The Pulaski Skyway
PeoplePlease June 26, 2014 at 07:37 pm
I've read this article 4 times and it still does not make any sense. Was this a high schoolRead More graduation assignment?
J G June 27, 2014 at 03:11 pm
What difference does it make'!
MD June 27, 2014 at 08:33 pm
The difference is, this propaganda ridden article is full of bigotry. Just give us the news.
Montclair Deputy Mayor Bob Russo (Patch file photo)
Paint June 19, 2014 at 11:16 am
Doesn't much matter people are leaving NJ as fast as they can . The liberal way simply is a downwardRead More spiral and it shows
Joe R June 19, 2014 at 11:24 am
People are leaving NJ as fast as they can???? And people are moving into NJ, entrepreneurs,Read More enterprising immigrants (LEGAL) and NJ has a fairly healthy birth rate. But the right wingers and the corporate whores who want us to further lower taxes on big corporations and the wealthy perpetuate the myth that NJ is losing population which is a big fat LIE. In the 1950s, the top marginal tax rate was 91%, now it's 39.6%.
Ridgewood Mom June 19, 2014 at 05:29 pm
Exactly Joe. All that Chris Christie has done as governor is raid the public coffers in order toRead More line the pockets of himself and his cronies. He has achieved this by employing well documented goon squad tactics and perpetuating the lie that the cost of services for the average taxpayer is the source of the state's fiscal challenges, demanding that most people in the state pay more taxes for less services in order to funnel more money to favored corporations and very wealthy individuals.
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tatianna rolf June 18, 2014 at 09:51 am
Another good reason NOT to go to A C ........filthy !!!!!!!!!!!!
Leash It Now June 18, 2014 at 12:10 pm
Hugh J Hall, NO. Just the thought of seeing you, a middle aged mother, in a speedo made me bring upRead More my lunch. Please don’t get into a speedo or you’ll embarrass both Billy and Dan and clear the beach for miles around.
John June 18, 2014 at 12:47 pm
From a marketing standpoint (and this is coming from a skirt chaser) , A.C. is doing everything toRead More try and drum up businesses. Gay money is as green as straight money. That's how the casino moguls see it. If it means saying "hey here's a Gay beach" so be it. Build it and they will come. Gambling is an addiction like anything else. Get the gays drunk and we'll take their money just like we take everyone else's. Now the question is , will it work ?
Rick Ricky June 18, 2014 at 06:59 pm
charlotte, You are living in a bubble. Dream, Dream, Dream darling. Obviously you really do not knowRead More what is going on. It is not the money they do it to for an exchange of favors program to put who they want a head. It helps them in the future for their own. Teachers are shroud in everything they do. There is always a motive or plant a seed going on in a bad way. It is not based on who truly is the best. You have administrator, teachers and coaches fudging every thing they can to make themselves look good. They collaborate together like the good old boys club. Trust me on this most don't care about your kids or anyone's kids unless you fall under that category of knowing someone. It is based on Who you know, not what you know just like all the other corruption going on in the world. Teachers have two faces. I think it is something they learn in college very well.
Rick Ricky June 18, 2014 at 07:04 pm
charlotte, How is teachers not responsible for some of the corruption when they give only certainRead More kids the chance to take a test over instead of all. Subjectively grades a paper better to who they know or just makes up grades because they do nothing in there class. There is a lot of H.S. Teachers who do not teach and get away with it.
grace June 18, 2014 at 07:10 pm
@rick Ricky you have just pointed out the toms river schools alma mater
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Pat June 14, 2014 at 09:47 am
Ban it.....it does offend some but even more concerning to me is the possibility of a Boardwalk fireRead More ignited by a careless smoker. While we are at it lets ban banning things!!! Then there would be no need for politicians anymore!
Carolyn Lothian June 15, 2014 at 05:30 pm
Congratulations to the Council!!! This is long overdue. It is gratifying to know that the CouncilRead More is concerned with the health hazard of second hand smoke. We especially hope that smoking on the beach will be banned permanently as well for the same reasons. Nothing worse than going to the beach to relax and breathe in the salt air than gulping cigarette smoke instead. Anyone who has ever done beach cleanup can testify to the hundreds of cigarette butts we pick up. Smokers use the beach as their ashtray. As far as designating smoking sections, please remember that smoke doesn't read signs!!!
OCnjOC June 15, 2014 at 05:43 pm
You have to have some kind of mental problem if someone smoking on the beach bothers you unless itRead More is being blown right in your face. The boardwalk it can be annoying is someone in front of you is smoking and it goes in your face but other than that, who cares? The cigarette butts on the beach are mostly caused by storm drain runoff, not people smoking on the beach. The arguments for a ban are mostly hyperbole and rants from mentally ill people about "saving the children."
Zodiac June 11, 2014 at 06:18 pm
They need to build a sexual addiction treatment center for former shamed mayors.
galloway7757 June 12, 2014 at 12:05 am
These treatment centers aren't the problem. The problem is having a police department that turns aRead More blind eye on drug dealing and trafficking that is openly occurring and plaguing the township. Purdy and tow pulled this game with the parole office on Route 30. Clearly shows how much he pays attention to what occurs in his own town.
L.ofgalloway June 12, 2014 at 02:44 pm
Treatment Centers are big business these days. Insurance companies are charged thousands ofRead More dollars, and Galloway is probably scrambling to come up with revenue. Some of the folks are sent there by the court systems and don't really want to be there. It does help those who want help, and that is important. But agreed, it would be best to tack current drug/crime problems at the source. If folks don't have access to street drugs then, we certainly would not need three treatment centers. And of course citizens would see dramatic increase in violence and crime. I simply can't understand why such a small known area can not be contained/controlled by law enforcement. And so close to a High School? There should be cops around all the time, eventually the drug element would look to settle down elsewhere.
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Beachin June 13, 2014 at 07:52 am
I'm in agreement with a smoking ban. Enforcing it becomes the challenge!
Jaelle Lafreni June 16, 2014 at 03:20 am
I feel really sorry for anyone with a breathing problem, I do not consider smoking in front ofRead More children to be allowed. I was raised in a smoking household. I smoke. I enjoy it immensely. One of my 3 children chooses to smoke. I choose to smoke. I have quit for many years and I am not happy when I don't smoke. I try not to invade non smoker areas. I step to a secluded location to indulge. Non smokers can be very aggressive in their intolerance. I will not refrain from my happiness in order to be permitted in an exclusive environment. Therfore unless some consideration is not shown on my behalf, the boardwalk will not recieve my patronage. Smokers are part of the public. They should have their areas.
Carolyn Lothian June 16, 2014 at 08:14 am
Totally selfish to ignore the health hazard to the largest majority of people because of your ownRead More addiction. Many more people will shop on the boardwalk when a non smoking policy is put into effect. And remember.... smoke doesn't read signs.
One of the puppies removed from a Brick Township pet store in 2012 after the store was raided and shut down. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Judith Mirbach June 14, 2014 at 07:39 am
To I've got the "scoop"" Ellie has a few different diseases. First called HereditaryRead More multifocal retinal dysplasia and retinal folding treated with eye drops. The second is keratoconjunctivitis sicca (chronic dry eye) which needs to be treated with Optimmune which can lead to corneal ulcers, chronic pus comes out of her eye and could lead to blindness if not treated. At first "their" vet stated Ellie just had regular conjunctivitis (infectious) probably caused by being with so many puppies, but not until I took her to a specialist was it determined this was a predisposed condition. Granted cocker spaniels DO have some eye problems but not the extent of Ellie's problems. The next issue she has is distichiasis (ingrown eyelashes) which also increases the pus, irritation, redness so she has to be groomed around her face more often. Her other problem was a "cherry eye". At 5 months old a "piece of meat" started coming out of her left eye. It was diagnosed as a cherry eye. The pet store would ONLY pay for the surgery if I used "their vet". She had the surgery and it did not work so needless to say the "piece of meat" is still hanging out. Again, granted cocker spaniels are "prone" to eye problems BUT IT WAS DETERMINED IN ALL OF HER DISEASES BOTH MOTHER AND FATHER HAVE HAD TO HAVE THESE DISEASES AND WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY APPARENT IN THE ADULTS AND THEY WERE STILL BREEDING THEM. Right now she is stable and is used to getting the medicine in her eyes daily. I love her so much. Again, as stated the pet store DID NOT CARE WHATSOEVER!!!! They made their sale!
Marina June 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm
Hello
Marina June 17, 2014 at 10:33 pm
Hey Woodbridge Patch.....Do you have any pet stores in your town? Maybe someone should ask MayorRead More Mac, WHY!
The Jersey Diner in Cinnaminson. (Patch File Photo)
c June 19, 2014 at 09:29 am
This is a problem for NJ government and the taxpayers as the wealth is leaving the state. 50Read More billion in the last few years. Just wait till the majority of the boomers leave, taking the rest of the wealth. Then see how the taxes have to be raised to pay for the blob, the bloated governments (county such as Union, Essex, Hudson) and the state of NJ. The smart kids are leaving NJ when they go out of state to college, so the parents have no reason to stay. Housing prices will go down because no one will be able to afford them, and the property taxes, except the New Yorkers who flee their even worse state.
Joe R June 19, 2014 at 09:50 am
Oh baloney, wealth is not leaving NJ, at least not in the sense that you think. NJ has one of theRead More highest percentage of millionaires and billionaires in the country. NJ is one of the richest states in the country. Rich people are not fleeing their wealthy enclaves (even with the high property taxes) such as Princeton or where the governor lives, quite the opposite. According to the last census and almost all of the previous censuses, NJ gained in population. It's still the most densely populated state in the country. The problem is that the big corporations are given all kinds of tax breaks, tax holidays, tax abatements, land giveaways, subsidies and sweetheart deals that either services have to be cut or taxes have to be raised on the rest of us who do not have the clout of Walmart or some billionaire sports team owner.
Charlie Kime June 23, 2014 at 04:40 am
That's an interesting comment Joe R. Five of our neighbors within a two block radius have left theRead More state in the past year. They left for work, retirement, downsizing, etc. This will repeat itself more and more as baby boomers retire. Those remaining are left with the second highest state and local taxes in the country, the worst finances of any state, and an $84bn unfunded liability on risk-free public pensions & unlimited healthcare costs that NJ tax payers have to cover. There has been very little new job creation in NJ mainly because businesses find the state so unfriendly. Only someone benefitting for a sweetheart deal in NJ, i.e. a public pensioner, could complain that it is sweatheart deals for big corporations that drive up our taxes. That's patently false.
CC June 24, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Bill - TWICE my response to you was DELETED. Guess "they" don't want the cat out of theRead More bag!!! Arizona is NOT the only state that had children dropped off. New York AND Connecticut just had airplanes full of them dropped off....and NO vaccines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep deleting and I WILL keep writing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sal July 5, 2014 at 11:19 am
State workers pensions were NEVER something any union negotiated for or ask for or demanded. TheRead More Pensions are something the state OFFERED to attract the workers they needed. The State of NJ said " Come and work for us and this is what we will give you as Compensation for working for the state of NJ. Their pensions are a Part of their salary (their workers Compensation/wages) and something the state OFFERED to pay their employees. The workers cannot take back their 20, 30, 40 years of loyal service and the state is trying to take back compensation that the state had agreed to pay their workers when they were hired. When any employer offers to pay a any worker a pension to get the worker to work for them __ the pension just like a paycheck is part of the Compensation they have worked for.
William July 5, 2014 at 09:24 pm
Sal where did you get that info from, And if what you say is true then the state is not breaking anyRead More laws or Contracts, Offers are taken back in the private sector . Agreements are broken also. Many company's offer benefits that are rescinded at will. I know this first Hand When Salary non union workers lost their benefits because They were a Given as you say The public workers received and Hourly Unionized workers retained theirs, because The Benefits were were in there contracts That were Negotiated, Case in Point General Motors Linden, The Hourly Union Kept their Health Care also But Salary non union lost all theirs. Nothing is Guaranteed ask The Toyota and Saturn workers Promises Made and Broken, And when wages reach a tipping point promises are broken, Better a Pc, Of Pie then NO Pie,
Marlboro Mann June 4, 2014 at 10:49 am
I love Booker's strategy. Openly campaign for Lautenberg's job while the poor man was still alive,Read More rely heavily on the support from the parasites living in our state's numerous slum cities, disregard his record of failure in Newark, win the election and disappear from sight. I think we may have to file a missing persons report on our current phantom Senator.
Joe R June 4, 2014 at 11:02 am
"..parasites living in our state's numerous slum cities...." Wow, what a nasty biasedRead More comment against a whole group of people living in some of the poorest cities in the nation. Comparing people to parasites or pests? Didn't the Nazis do the same to the Jews? MM hates poor people because they are poor; he calls them parasites, it sounds like he might want to "liquidate" these people.
nan June 4, 2014 at 11:26 am
Rhetorical question - People of Brick how could you vote for Brando over Ciocco? Answer is you knowRead More nothing about John Ciocco because he did not have the exposure Brando did. Brando's exposure serving previously, as a Councilman is a sad excuse for voting for him. He served himself not the people. In fact, he publicly, insulted many speakers at Council Meetings. I do not like an all one party government but I fear will may not have even on Rep on the Council going forward. Wise up people of Brick
Aidah June 17, 2014 at 08:43 pm
This governor never stops amazing me with his BS... y'all voted for him again.. now we're stuck withRead More his stupidity.
Ridgewood Mom June 19, 2014 at 05:43 pm
All that Chris Christie has done as governor is raid the public coffers in order to line the pocketsRead More of himself and his cronies. He has achieved this by employing well documented goon squad tactics and perpetuating the lie that the cost of services for the average taxpayer is the source of the state's fiscal challenges, demanding that most people in the state pay more taxes for less services in order to funnel more money to favored corporations and very wealthy individuals.
JJ July 2, 2014 at 10:59 am
BRIDGEGATE MAN , HIMSELF WON'T DO IT BUT HIS BUDDYS WILL, ASIDE FROM A SIDETRIP OR TWO WITH NJSP INRead More TOW IN BIRD 1 HELICOPTER. I KNOW HE PAID FOR THAT TRIP, BUT HE STILL DID IT !! THAT MAKE'S HIM A CROOK.
Gordo K June 3, 2014 at 03:23 am
All this stuff about bike lanes ... what about horse lanes?
Lulu's Mom June 19, 2014 at 02:58 pm
Bikers, walkers, joggers, horse back riders on roads blasting themselves with head sets andRead More disobeying the rules of the road. Bike riders fly through yellow and red lights and zip past pedestrians on the sidewalks. It is illegal for a bike to be ridden on the sidewalk but police standing there in front of Kings or other places say nothing. People are sauntering or running through traffic in the middle of the block with their hand up as if it is their right to stop traffic at will. What do you plan, remove all street parking and make bike lanes? Many people can not get around without their cars and/or need them for small things like transporting children or others, doing errands which demand packages… Our weather is often inclement and some people are not physically able to walk/bike everywhere. You people are self-centered and dangerous.
Joe Russo June 23, 2014 at 11:36 am
My comments have to do with the Johnson Trolly Line extending into Lawrence. Town Council ran forRead More election, with Public Safety being one of it's promises. All this pathway will do is bring crime into Lawrence from Ewing and Trenton. Of course it will empower the resume's of Council and anyone else pushing it for thier own agenda. Keep the pathway out, or we might as well stack our belongings at the curb, for criminals to take, it's the same thing.
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