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Brian N April 24, 2014 at 09:25 pm
Brian White, are you slow or just dense? "Only" 8 million have signed up because there areRead More many times that many unable to get insurance in all the red states where republican governors are blocking Medicaid expansion just out of spite. Don't act like those many millions just choose not to sign up, that's laughable if you really believe that! Lol
Brian N April 24, 2014 at 09:34 pm
Also Old School, I haven't forgotten you, just patiently awaiting your answer as to what you areRead More doing to solve the problem of kids in need? Maybe Brian White can give us some ideas based on how he is making a positive impact?
Brian N April 24, 2014 at 09:37 pm
Heronimo, I applaud your story and your family's hard work. But I would also say you are very luckyRead More none if your family members encountered a serious health problem. One serious, long-term illness would have bankrupt you without health insurance. So I have no doubt you all busted your butts to work hard, I would also say you had some good fortune on your side.
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Robin B April 24, 2014 at 09:38 am
Medical marijuana is one thing and quite possibly a medical benefit; wholesale legalization another.Read More I wonder if anyone had studied the short term 'benefit to state coffers' against the lost productivity, dependency, and increased addication that could result.
Jack Doyle April 23, 2014 at 09:59 am
THE SAME PEOPLE voted for"W" bush twice.Geniuses!
Trish Benedict April 23, 2014 at 11:28 am
This isn't a late April Fools joke? A man under investigation for ordering traffic jams theRead More gridlocked (among other things) school buses for hours is a good father role model? I keep waiting for the punchline…
frances deluca April 24, 2014 at 02:03 pm
wonder how he treats his father being he has no respect for the retired folks that worked hard andRead More paid all their taxes. He should get jackass of the year!
Hugh April 22, 2014 at 11:48 pm
And almost all the states had established churches. How doe that jibe with Hooker's argument?
Hookerman April 23, 2014 at 08:25 am
Hugh, you continue to be very amusing! I quote actual historical text, while you interject you ownRead More twisted interpretation, and then accuse me of trying to support my own dogma (which I haven’t even mentioned). Fact: The letter from the Danbury Baptists to Jefferson said nothing about taxes, going to jail, or moving west. Fact: The first amendment says nothing about the Church of England or an established church. It says; “establishment of religion”… noting more, nothing less. Fact: Jefferson interpreted this clause as creating a wall a separation between church and state (which courts have mostly supported throughout history) . Fact: The U.S. Constitution (the blueprint for our system of laws) makes no mention of a superior being, nor any specific religious belief, and does not recognize any power greater than “We the People”. These are facts, not interpretations as you are posting. As to your last statements; of course states had churches, that why people came to this country, for religious freedom. They were not government sponsored churches. They were not churches that mandated any type of law. They were churches that people attended entirely voluntarily, as they do today. What’s the point???
Portent April 24, 2014 at 12:45 am
Hapless Hugh doesn't know the difference between syntax and semantics. Who knew?
Christie appointed Seton Hall law school dean Patrick Hobbs to serve as an ombudsman in the governor's office Thursday/Composite image
patricianr2 April 19, 2014 at 01:33 pm
FIMF the ll I AM NOT SHOUTING I AM VISION IMPAIRED, NOT SURE WHY IT'S OK TO WRITE IN ONLY LOWERRead More CASE WHICH I HAVE TROUBLE READING-WHY ALL CAPS = SHOUTING ,THAT IS APOINT OF VIEW, IN MY CASE A NECESSITY.
Spooner April 19, 2014 at 02:45 pm
@patricianr2- don't feel bad, I've been dealing with this clown for awhile. Shoots his mouth offRead More without knowing facts...or as they say: "puts his foot in his mouth"
Beach_N8iv April 20, 2014 at 02:38 pm
Lou, Teaneck Resident, it would seem that Menendez, Booker, Florio, McGreevy, Byrne, Helstosky, etc,Read More etc. have not done the degree of damage that the Tarnished Tin God has done to the residents of this once great state. Ha Ha Ha!?!?!?!
sammy April 14, 2014 at 09:43 am
Sell Neshanic Golf Course !!! Imagine , no more pay days and free room and board for the bosses ofRead More this boondoggle. Should the county be in the business of high - end country club golf. The money spent , corruption investigation and jailing, should never had happened. The rest of the courses the County ran , where sufficient, and the County should never had been in the business of taking customers away from private enterprise. SELL THE COURSE and save the taxpayer. DUHHHHHHH>
Robin B April 15, 2014 at 08:55 am
Such a tax INCREASE represents a sad failure of county government. The aim is to REDUCE taxes andRead More increase governmental efficiency. Until there are a list of prgrams which have resulted in cost savings through efficiencies, elimination of programs that have poor outcomes, elimination of duplicate programs, elimination of programs that have outlived their usefulness and turning appropriate programs over to the private sectors, I'm skeptical this is the best that can be done. As an example, when I see county transportation buses going by I have yet to see any with more than few passengers. Maybe it would be cheaper to give these riders cab fare?.
Robin B April 15, 2014 at 09:09 am
Did not find a 2014 budget online, but here is an article with a brief overview:Read More http://www.nj.com/somerset/index.ssf/2014/04/somerset_freeholders_propose_2014_budget_with_225_percent_tax_increase.html A public hearing on the proposed 2014 budget is scheduled for 5 p.m. April 29 at the County Administration Building, 20 Grove St., Somerville. "...The 2014 budget also accounts for 1,198 county employees, a reduction of 26 employees from 2013 budget..." So it seems some effort at cost control was exercised; good, that is significant. "..The county also is budgeting an additional $500,000 for its 911 communications center in Somerville at a time when officials have been preparing to provide county dispatch services to Bridgewater. " It sounds like some expenditures are being assumed from the town....I've lost track of this 911 project but let's hope an increase in county expenditures is offset by a reduction in township expenditures...... Where can we find a 2013 versus 2014 line by line comparison ??
Scott Neuman April 13, 2014 at 09:42 am
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Mel Sharples April 14, 2014 at 08:03 am
How about milk? Baby formula? Gateways for tequila!
Jake April 23, 2014 at 08:05 pm
Ugh, Christie is a complete mess.
FIMF the ll April 8, 2014 at 04:15 pm
Mac, I called Samson's office to find out for you and he was too tired to take my call...
Mac April 8, 2014 at 04:26 pm
well then I'm just going to have to go rabbit hunting in Crawford Corners and corner the honcho thatRead More gave Christie his real start for the nitty-gritty values
Phil Brooks April 8, 2014 at 08:01 pm
Makemyday, Assuming you're responding to a specific person, it would be nice if you addressed thatRead More person so he knew the post was directed at him. In any case, given the way you phrased your post, I'd guess it was directed my way. // So, I'll respond to you thusly: The deflection argument doesn't work. You know, the one where you didn't receive the proper results from Benghazi, Fast and Furious, etc., therefore Christie is not deserving of the tough questions because Obama, Holder and Clinton apparently got a pass. // My comment was merely a question I'd ask Christie and has nothing to do with anything or anyone who came before him. Hell, the question I'd ask Obama is, "What makes you think you're qualified to be President?" I mean, come on, community activist, two years as a senator, likely never got properly vetted because he was the first somewhat viable black candidate, and maybe a bunch of other things. // But, I've got to tell you that I'm sick and tired of people taking sides and the whole deflection argument. The idea of defending someone who has no idea who you are and who has done nothing for anyone who hasn't contributed to his campaigns and his party (which makes him like ever other politician out there) is something I cannot understand. Maybe you can enlighten me.
dennis giaimo April 6, 2014 at 08:32 am
I was in Kandahar as a civilian in 2012. I saw day to day what our troops do for us all in the causeRead More of Freedom. Arrived in January and it never rained after March. So hot, dusty was a constant. The troops go out on missions like we go to the Mall and thinking some of these kids may not come back. Both young men and women in MRAPs with 100 lbs of gear. We owe them much more that what we recognize them for. I could go on and on. I really feel every American kid like in Israel should serve at least 6 weeks in boot camp to understand and actually feel what it is like to be a solder.
steve fenichel April 6, 2014 at 11:10 pm
The old men lie and the young boys die: War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing. War isRead More nothing but a heartbreaker, A friend only to the undertaker.
Whoisleadingus?? April 15, 2014 at 08:15 pm
As a 20 year veteran myself, nothing can explain that desire to go back with your brothers andRead More sisters in arms. Having served in Desert Shield, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom, my heart hurts when I hear another one has made the ultimate sacrifice. God holds a special place in his kindom for those who give so much, but seek so little in return. May he rest in peace and God bless his family. Thank you for allowing him to serve.
Gov. Chris Chrisitie addresses local at the Herbertsville Fire Company headquarters in Brick Township, April 2, 2014. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Heywood April 6, 2014 at 03:14 pm
Just tough it up and say your "Good-byes" to Junkie Joe or Jane and let them pass onRead More quietly.
Lucio Argento April 8, 2014 at 08:31 am
This is excellent proactive thinking on the part of whomever came up with the idea ( I'm sure itRead More wasn't Christi as he hates addicts and would exterminate them if he could)! It is true though that Narcan throws the addict into instant opiate withdrawal and they are going to be upset (not because there life was just saved) because coming down from a place where you feel safe (addicts turn to drugs because fear drives them) and will instantly be thrown into for lack of a better term "culture shock". Immediate withdrawal is incredibly painful and psychologically devastating. They will become violent, they will rummage the ambulance or hospital for something to stick in their vein and not necessarily because they don't want to stop us in but because addiction is a monster that takes over all rational thought and drives one to insane decisions. If they see a saline injection on a med cart you can bet they will steal it even knowing it won't get then high but to fulfill there ritual of abuse and injecting things into there bodies. I saw a lot when I was a kid, I'm in my 50's now and clean for over 20 years. I'll explain the allure of heroin as simple as possible for those that don't understand. Just please make an honest attempt at feeling the scenario I am about to describe. Imagine being swaddled in a soft blanket like an infant, in perfect grace and comfort dreaming of the most beautiful things your imagination can design. Your warm and filled with love and protection, your warm, the perfect temperature flows throughout your body and the music of the most spiritual nature lulls you in and out that beautiful dream your floating in. You feel what it must be like to love and be loved and then IN ONE INSTANTANEOUS MOMENT IT ALL GETS SUCKED OUT OF YOU and now your lonelier then you've ever felt, your I've cold with goose pimple skin, lights are cutting you like ginsu knives painfully cutting to the bone while voices frantically ask you questions about how you feel but you can't talk...if you open your mouth you'll vomit. You have an overwhelming fear of dread and isolation. You most likely evacuates your bowels and don't even care you just want a blanket and a shot of something to take all this overwhelming anxiety and shut it off. You went from heaven to hell in 3 seconds and within a few minutes if you have a experienced nurse, doctor, or emt they give you a safe shot of liquid valium put a catheter in your urethra and tell you to get some rest. That is what it is like to go from a non fatal overdose to a shot of narcan! If they don't instruct the people (cops, emt workers ) to check vitals and make sure that the person can't be stabilized before administering narcan then yes you will have violent episodes of panic and a addict patient just wanting to get out of the ambulance or wherever they are as fast as possible. I REPEAT MY INITIAL STATEMENT THAT IT IS A GREAT IDEA TO SUPPLY FIRST RESPONDERS WITH THIS MEDICATION BECAUSE IT WILL SAVE LIVES BUT DONT JUST PUT IT IN THE MEDICAL KIT AND THINK IT WORKS AS EASY AS GLUCOSE ON A DIABETIC. They need training on how and when to use it and how to defend themselves so a cop don't shoot an addict attacking him for waking him up from the safest, most comforting place he has ever been able to find. I doubt I got to many people to see the point of view from an addicts mind but in order to save them you need to understand them. I hope for the sake of all the children and older addicts they can make a narcan statewide program work but believe me it's not like giving someone an aspirin, glass of water and sayin see ya in the morning!
Mattie April 8, 2014 at 11:51 am
Thank you Lucio for taking the time and making the effort trying to help people really understand -Read More instead of merely judging. I doubt it will make any difference to the majority of these cruel and narrow minded individuals here who are condemning addicts and refusing to see them as sick human beings.... but your effort is appreciated just the same.
Homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy tidal surge in Port Monmouth, NJ, photographed on Nov. 26, 2012.
Richard April 18, 2014 at 09:33 am
Hey, you people talk about Newark receiving monies from Sandy relief, ridiculous, but what aboutRead More Belleville receiving $6-7 mil for a new community center out of Sandy relief monies, did you hear that one as well? My wife and I lost literally everything we owned in the storm....home...cars....contents...and we are still living in an apartment trying to re-build....BrickTown taking forever to review plans for permits to rebuild, they need a spark under their arises! Talk about log jambs, and we still paid FULL taxes even though we could not live at our home, and it took 14 months to get the home removed! Most have no clue to what is going on.
Marlboro Mann April 23, 2014 at 11:31 am
There are only three professions that prosper in this wretched state: 1-Public employeesRead More 2-Politicians 3-Mobsters As for the rest of us, we'll just pay up and suffer.
Richard April 23, 2014 at 12:13 pm
You are so right unfortunately my friend! Pretty bleak outlook for the average tax payer, who doesRead More not have that inbred 'connection'.
FIMF the ll April 4, 2014 at 09:08 am
Brilliant!
Heywood April 4, 2014 at 09:12 am
Begone, troll.
FIMF the ll April 4, 2014 at 09:17 am
You begone Jablomey, the contractors just showed up to elevate your house- or, should I say formerRead More house.
Flooding in Brick Township, N.J. during Superstorm Sandy. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Chuck Cumella April 1, 2014 at 06:31 pm
The maps have increased too much Appeal !! STOP FEMA NOW !! Www stop FEMA now ,com One footRead More below. BFE may cost you thousands annually on flood insurance
Ken April 1, 2014 at 08:17 pm
I guess I'm going to get into the business of driving piles, I own the equipment
FIMF the ll April 1, 2014 at 10:47 pm
Try prunes
Mr. History March 31, 2014 at 10:52 am
Answer to all Traffic to The Big Apple. Move many of the Corporations, and Business that are thereRead More to The NJ side of The River, Build what is needed here or use all the empty buildings that exists in all parts of NJ. With all the technology that exists today there is no reason not to. NJ. is missing out on what could be while NY has a Campaign to attract businesses with no taxes going on now, Make NJ a place that they would want to locate not driving them out. how many have left past 20 years, just look at all the empty acres where factory's once stood that moved out, To do this would Save Billions in Tolls, Commuting costs, create Millions of NJ jobs. One only has to look at Huston Texas where they are booming attracting business from may states including NJ I know of 3 right now that are in the works of just that move, with around 1500 jobs going with them some lost forever. Wake up NJ and ask your self why someone wants to go thru the BS every day and travel to NY City. When you can have less hours more money in your pockets. Start The movement to NJ. Final thought that would also end The Bull S%^& of The Port Authority tool hikes transit costs. NY State income tax paid , But but we all know that will never happen with politics as they are Sorry for the soap box speech. Almost forgot where and who are going to fill all that space at the New Freedom Towers. what and how many empty spaces will it create in The City. or will it remain empty as a Monument and Museum for 9-11
Teaneck_Guns March 31, 2014 at 12:33 pm
Oh I agree, there is just so much sexism, Sig - on the side of the Democrats, anyway. Exhibit No. 1Read More is Obama, who as senator hired a majority of men as his senior staffers, while McCain, by contrast, hired a majority of women as his senior staffers. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2008/09/is-mccains-sena/
BellairBerdan March 31, 2014 at 12:55 pm
Teaneck_Guns are you saying one cannot be sexist if one hires women? Or if one is presented withRead More binders full of women? Or maybe because some of your best friends are women?
FIMF the ll April 1, 2014 at 08:44 am
One man's trash is another man's treasure.
Independent Geoff April 2, 2014 at 12:05 am
Christie is a great gov & if most of you would be honest about it you would admit it. VeryRead More tiring listening to the liberal gribble on this blog.
louisemyrealtor April 17, 2014 at 04:41 pm
Phillyboy.. Wow!
David Samson/Patch file photo
Mr. Happy March 30, 2014 at 12:26 pm
George Costanza said "it's not a lie if you believe it." Perhaps the Guv actually doesRead More believe his own fantasies. The latest - Samson resigned effective immediately, but it' NOT related to Bridgetgate. How does he keep a straight face??
Mac March 30, 2014 at 12:44 pm
yes, I'm comfortable believing Christie could successfully pass a lie detector test - and yes, afterRead More a year of telling Christie he wanted out, Samson decides after lunch he has to be out before dinner - good thing Christie had his daily press conference quickly available to pass that phone chat along to us at - perhaps Fishman has some bite in that whip after all - ouch - maybe the Las Vegas one-armed bandits will be kinder this weekend
Timmytrin Carragann April 2, 2014 at 12:43 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dif_BrBcfg
Patch File Photo.
Lydia Lane March 29, 2014 at 02:43 pm
I didn't bother watching the interview because I can't bare to look at the fat "F" andRead More hear one lie after another as well as watch his bad acting. Ms. Kelly has been thrown under the bus so that Christie can continue on with his Presidential aspirations. Let's not fool ourselves she is going to get something in return. We need to follow the money, she or someone close to her will be coming into money. Will she do jail time? If so is there a promise of a pardon. Or will she come into a lucrative job? If anyone believes control freak Christie did not give his approval for this act you are watching too much mainstream media. BTW at this point in time almost all politicians are working for themselves and the their monied peers. We are up the creek without a paddle unless we wake up and band together.
Redpony459 March 29, 2014 at 07:08 pm
MDL... Can't string a sentence together because of your teachers? Classic whiner, crybaby, pass theRead More buck, blame everyone else, but me. No wonder you LOVE Christie!!!
ARCH STANTON March 30, 2014 at 11:36 am
HEY CHRISTIE, A LIE DETECTOR TEST SHOULD ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS.
Mike Mazzucca March 26, 2014 at 08:37 pm
Mine was sarcasm although failed's may be closer to reality.
FIMF the ll March 26, 2014 at 10:13 pm
US GAO
emptybeachchair March 28, 2014 at 09:33 pm
still no home still no word as to when it will be raised or knocked down still living out of boxesRead More - Jersey Strong? Weak as Water
Pad March 26, 2014 at 06:51 pm
These idiot politicians have too much time on their hands if this is all they are worried about.Read More Highest taxes in the nation, state is practically bankrupt, credit rating is in the toilet, bridgegate scandal etc. Wonder who the first politician arrested under this law will be?
Michele Guttenberger March 26, 2014 at 11:40 pm
It's great to see how a few brave senators are tackling the complex problems that New Jersey isRead More facing down under.
Paul March 27, 2014 at 11:40 am
Citizen of America did you err when you wrote that Mr. MaGroin should investigate deeper into theRead More issue? I thought he should investigate deeper into the "tissue" as in skin tissue. I am going to start my own investigation into these web sites right now. I should be back in around 5 minutes with my results.
BellairBerdan March 27, 2014 at 04:41 pm
ah ok suz, you can't even be trusted to end it when you say you want to end it. How typical of you.Read More There is nothing wrong with a stay at home mom or dad, but if you want to try and put yourself on a pedestal (if you were ever a mom at all) in your views, you didn't earn anything. It was given to you. You got a "hand out compared to the free healthcare, free phones, free rent (just about), free groceries, free transit, blah blah blah.." But as you alluded, it's Ok for you to get it, just not for anyone else. Now, how exactly should someone interpret your statement " we supported ourselves since our twenties and saved and worked hard (do you know what that is?) " I think it's pretty clear how you meant it. Want to try and wriggle off the hook or do you just want to admit Christie's property tax relief isn't really relief?
BellairBerdan March 27, 2014 at 05:08 pm
suz, why don't you tell me your views on stay at home moms, specifically poor moms.
Ridgewood Mom March 27, 2014 at 05:10 pm
The indispensable importance of involved parenting is a perfect example of why an "everyone forRead More themselves" financial contest doesn't work as a measure of self worth or societal value. There is nothing wrong with stay at home parenting. There is something wrong with an economic philosophy and system that does not recognize that many stay at home parents contribute more value to society than many big money bread winners.
TK March 20, 2014 at 02:12 pm
As usual, Christie is grand standing, twisting the facts for his benefit, and campaigning for 2016.Read More In order for him to compel the attorney general to "expand the police powers" of Rutgers PD, one would have to give them powers that no other police department has. They are a state accredited agency and have all the same police powers state wide-as does ANY certified police officer, on or off duty- to apprehend and arrest any criminal that any other police department has. There is no difference in New Brunswick. The only thing they don't have carte blanche in the city is in writing tickets off campus. As far as the rampant crime, it would be nice if the university were to give their students a short course in paying attention to their surroundings (not playing with their cell phones, walking along unfamiliar streets late at night behaving like this is hometown, USA, avoiding recreational drug involvement - oh, no, THAT never happens-, avoiding getting so drunk that they are incapable of helping themselves, then wandering the streets, etc. While some are genuinely innocent bystanders who get victimized, some are not. This fact is blatantly omitted by many politicians trying to pump up their numbers and get the voting public heated up without having all information , as are many pertinent facts when they are campaigning-officially or unofficially. And so, our wonderful governor is once again padding his voting public by giving something that never was his to give, nor is is necessary for him to attempt to give it as it already exists in the RUPD.
Fedup American April 13, 2014 at 07:52 am
Maybe he can call Eric Holder . Eric Holder can come in and sell some guns to the drug cartels inRead More New Jersey.