NEWJERSEY: Red Light Cameras Reinstated

Monday, August 6, 2012

http://southbrunswick.patch.com/articles/red-light-cameras-to-be-reinstated-9d2b85ce

Government
Red Light Cameras Reinstated
Cameras will issue summonses for offenses that occurred during the suspension period.
By Adam Bulger

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The days of blowing through red lights without consequence are coming to a close.

The red light cameras suspended last month throughout New Jersey have been re-authorized.

After a directive from the New Jersey Department of Transportation, 21 municipalities have provided re-certifications for the cameras. The announcement confirms the red light cameras’ yellow light timing, the issue that caused the state to suspend them, is in accordance with the formula specified in the legislation.

On Tuesday, June 19, the New Jersey Department of Transportation announced it was suspended ticketing from red-light cameras in 21 of 25 municipalities it approved to use the technology.

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“Blowing thru”?

At worst, maybe folks cut the yellow too close. 

And, let me tell you, sitting at an intersection at 3AM, with no traffic, “restrained” from suing common sense, waiting for the Gooferment bureaucrat’s judgment about how much of my gas and time is wasted before I can proceed, I’ve oft been tempted.

I remember a time when in non-rush hour lights would revert to flashing red and yellow. 

Maybe not on Route 1 or 130, but certainly elsewhere would be fine.

So let’s examine the unattended ticketing?

What’s the purpose? Could it be to raise revenue?

Argh!

As a little L libertarian, if there’s an accident from some one “blowing thru” a light, then there has to be restitution to the victim. But when there is NO victim, then why is the State enriched?

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NEWJERSEY: More “State” Gooferment stupidity — minimum wage diktats

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

http://channel-surfing.blogspot.com/2012/01/progressive-push-in-legislature.html

Monday, January 09, 2012
A progressive push in the Legislature
by Hank Kalet,

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New Jersey Democrats are flexing their more progressive muscles. The party is making two important progressive goals their top priorities — an increased minimum wage and marriage equality.

Sheila Oliver, the Assembly speaker, announced today that bumping the minimum wage to $8.50 from $7.25 an hour would be a top priority of the Assembly legislative session that starts tomorrow.

She called it an “economic stimulus that doesn’t come in the form of more debt or increased spending” and “is a recognition that thousands of households in New Jersey are struggling to subsist on minimum wage jobs that do not allow them to support their families.”

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Let’s just take on one piece of stupidity … minimum wage legislation!

Make it one hundred dollars an hour!

Absurd. Sure, but why? Because if you don’t understand that a wage is a reflection of the value that the position creates. Wish and hoping ain’t going to change the realities.

Now let’s examine the motivation for why politicians want to “raise the minimum wage”.

We know that businesses lay off or restructure to avoid it. Full timers become part time. Hours get cut. And, on the margins, businesses close and everyone one loses. So why?

It’s very simple.

When the “minimum wage” is raised all the politicians, bureaucrats, and Gooferment “workers” get a raise. And, usually union contracts are pegged to the minimum wage, so they get a raise as well.
So why would a Democrat want to raise the minimum wage? It’s a payoff of taxpayer money to the Democratic base.

Argh!

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NEWJERSEY: “Christian beliefs wrong”; decision, and perhaps the “law”, unconstitutional

Sunday, January 15, 2012

http://www.wnd.com/2012/01/judge-says-following-christian-beliefs-wrong/

Judge: Following Christian beliefs wrong
You won’t believe latest attack on those faithful to Jesus
by Bob Unruh

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A ministry that follows the dictates of its faith is engaging in wrongdoing, according to a New Jersey judge who recommended today that the state Division on Civil Rights find the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association violated the state’s nondiscrimination law.

“The respondent violated the [Law Against Discrimination] when it refused to conduct a civil-union ceremony for Ms. Bernstein and Ms. Paster,” wrote Solomon Metzger, an administrative law judge whose determination will become final if not overturned by the Division of Civil Rights.

“Respondent opposes same-sex unions as a matter of religious belief, and in 2007 found itself on the wrong side of recent changes in the law.”

The seaside location has been popular for years for weddings, but the association, which is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, determined it could not biblically allow same-sex ceremonies to take place on its property.

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Excuse me “Judge”, but where do you get off trumping the First Amendment.

Now the Dead Old White Guys discovered “religious tolerance” not out of some love for their fellow man, but for their distrust of other colonies. Best way to start a war is to argue over “religion”. So those smart Dead Old White Guys put “religion” out of bounds.

How can any religion be on the wrong side of the “law”?

If the law mandates this, then it is unconstitutional on its face and should be struck down.

Immediately!

What’s next forcing Catholics to participate in abortions?

Oh yeah, “they” are doing that now.

Argh!

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NEWJERSEY: Toll increases ARE a tax increase

Thursday, January 5, 2012

http://blog.nj.com/njv_paul_mulshine/2012/01/this_toll_hike_could_be_just_t.html

This toll hike could be just the beginning
Published: Sunday, January 01, 2012, 2:09 AM
Paul Mulshine/The Star Ledger

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In 2001, a guy by the name of Bret Schundler was running for governor. The Republican candidate’s platform called for the immediate removal of the Garden State Parkway tolls.

His Democratic opponent, Jim McGreevey, said he’d get rid of the tolls as well, but it would take seven years.

Schund­ler as much as called him a liar. “If I win, tolls come down; if I lose, we get high-speed E-ZPass,” he said.

McGreevey won and proceeded to prove himself a liar — in what may be record time for even a Jersey pol. The day after he took the oath of office, McGreevey went on 101.5 FM and told a caller that he had no intention of keeping his promise to remove tolls.

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This is news to “We, The Sheeple” / Nu Jerzee subset!

Anyone who thinks that either side of the duopoly can be trusted is sadly delusional.

And the politicians and bureaucrats are perfectly happy if “the cost of collecting that toll can easily exceed the toll itself.” The bureaucrats get paychecks and the politicians get loyal voters in those bureaucrats. No corruption in that!

Wonder if some one can figure out the percentages. What percentage of NJ voters are “voting under the influence” of the Gooferment money.

There’s interesting anecdotal stories that Teachers’ Union SPOUSES run for school boards where they live; not where their spouse teaches. No conflict of interest, right? Until you realize that rasies won in one district become the norm in others.

Could it be that we have more than 50% of the voters who have “a dog in the fight”?

No wonder “we” just can’t win!

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NEWJERSEY: Ban cellphone use by motorists

Friday, December 16, 2011

http://southbrunswick.patch.com/articles/should-new-jersey-ban-all-cellphone-use-by-motorists-e3cac887

Should New Jersey Ban All Cellphone Use by Motorists?
Federal transportation agency claims even hands-free use is hazardous.
By Patch Staff
December 14, 2011

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Should drivers be banned from using a cellphone, even in hands-free mode?

The federal National Transportation Safety Board doesn’t believe it makes any difference whether the driver is holding the cellphone or using it in handsfree mode—all cellphone use by motorists is hazardous, the agency said. In a statement issued this week, the board (which has no legal authority to regulate cellphones itself) urged state governments to ban all cellphone use by drivers.

New Jersey already has one of the toughest laws in the nation on the use of cellphones while driving. And a bill introduced last month in the Assembly would make it even tougher, adding up to two months in jail to the current $100 fine.

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Why bother?

Look how well speed limit laws work!

And, it just gives the State yet another way to take money and waste it.

How about we try a simple change? Let’s try making it an offense to cause an accident. Let’s make it in a trial for damages a prima facie 100% assignment of liability should it be proven that a cell phone was active in the car at the time of the accident. Let’s continue to convince people to VOLUNTARILY forgo using the cell phone when driving.

Laws don’t make a difference. Laws are unenforceable fairly. Laws don’t change “common sense” behavior.

reinkefj

http://www.reinkefaceslife.com/

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NEWJERSEY: 4-H CHICKENS become a townshop concern

Thursday, October 13, 2011

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/nj-town-forces-girl-to-give-up-4-h-chickens-for-violating-livestock-ordinance/

NJ TOWN FORCES GIRL TO GIVE UP 4-H CHICKENS FOR VIOLATING ‘LIVESTOCK ORDINANCE’
Posted on October 5, 2011 at 9:29pm
by Jonathon M. Seidl

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LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (The Blaze/AP) — A 10-year-old girl is the latest to run afoul of a Cape May County town’s livestock ordinance.

Brianna Lyman, 10, has until Sunday to get rid of the two chickens she was raising for a 4-H project because her family’s yard falls short of the acre that Lower Township requires for farm animals.

A neighbor complained after the Rhode Island Red and a Black Silkie got loose and rooted through the neighbor’s yard.

The fifth-grader, who spent two years raising the chickens in hopes of winning a 4-H prize, told The Press of Atlantic City she was shocked.

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Argh!

I hope that someone gets her a good lawyer.

I wonder if that “far animal zoning” was past after they bought the property. Even it was, how would they have known they’d fall “a fowl” of it in the future.

Argh!

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NEWJERSEY: PA is out of control; Christie’s fault

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/09/extended_peak_periods_shrink_d.html

Extended peak hours for bridge, tunnel toll hikes shock E-ZPass customers
Published: Monday, September 19, 2011, 7:35 PM Updated: Monday, September 19, 2011, 8:20 PM
By Steve Strunsky/The Star-Ledger

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The Port Authority says the hike will help pay for a 10-year, $25 billion capital plan that includes redeveloping the World Trade Center, raising the Bayonne Bridge, replacing the Goethals, and overhauling the Pulaski Skyway, a plan projected to generate 131,000 jobs.

Peak hours were extended for both weekday and weekend travelers, making it more difficult for E-ZPass customers to receive the off-peak-hour discount.

Under the plan, revenues are to rise by $100 million in the first year and are projected to increase to $900 million by the 2015. Based on past experience, Zupan said the expanded peak hours aren’t likely to change commuting habits, and most people will simply forego the discount.

“The problem is, people have to go about their business and can’t change their schedules to save a buck,” or two, Zupan said.

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This is absurd.

Build, or rather rebuild a pale substitute of the WTC, on the backs of the NJ commuters?

Christie should get this hung around his neck like the Florio toilet paper tax.

He had veto power.

We should be screaming like stuck pigs.

Or, shorn sheeple!

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