NEWJERSEY: Why are local projects a federal problem?

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/south-brunswick/sections/development/articles/congresswoman-bonnie-watson-coleman-secures-funding-for-improvements-to-dunhams-corner-road?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=South+Brunswick+News+Alert%3A+Congresswoman+Bonnie+Watson+Coleman+Secures+Funding+for+Improvements+to+Dunhams+Corner+Road&utm_campaign=South+Brunswick+News+Alert%3A+Congresswoman+Bonnie+Watson+Coleman+Secures+Funding+for+Improvements+to+Dunhams+Corner+Road

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman Secures Funding for Improvements to Dunhams Corner Road
By rrakossy@tapinto.net
PublishedSeptember 2, 2022 at 11:15 AM
Last UpdatedSeptember 2, 2022 at 11:15 AM

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Yesterday, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) visited the East Brunswick Community Arts Center to present a check for $1.6 million in federal funding for drainage improvements to Dunhams Corner Road, which borders East and South Brunswick. In attendance was East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen, members of the Township Council, Department Heads, and South Brunswick Mayor Charles Carley.

“As a Member of the House Appropriations Committee, I play an important role in deciding where and how the federal government spends its money,” said Watson Coleman, “It continues to be of the utmost importance that we invest in improving our infrastructure. Future generations will benefit from the forward-looking actions we take now.”

The funding will be used to add a crucial drainage system to Dunhams Corner Road, a 40-year-old road shared by both townships. The culvert that goes over Ireland Brook will also be repaired.

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Why do we pay taxes to the Federal Gooferment and then have to “beg” for the money to fix our infrastructure?

Passing money from the Taxpayer to various levels of Gooferment and then between levels of Gooferment is terribly immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy.

Some pundit quipped that each level of Gooferment takes ½ as a processing cost.

If that’s even close to correct, then it illustrates how much each dollar for a local project really costs us!

Argh!

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NEWJERSEY: Time to end public employee pensions; private industry has moved to 401Ks — so should the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee

https://justthenews.com/nation/states/center-square/public-employee-pensions-benefits-load-new-jersey-debt

New Jersey debt soars from public employee pensions, benefits

  • Most of the increase in nonbonded debt came from a $36.1 billion hike in state retirement benefits liabilities.

By The Center Square Staff
Updated: August 3, 2022 – 12:08am

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New Jersey’s debt obligation grew to more than $200 billion in part because the state Legislature passed a budget reflecting only the current year’s policy priorities, pension and benefit obligations before moving on to the next crisis, the director of a public policy center said.

In the state Treasury Department Fiscal Year 2021 Debt Report released July 1, state debt obligations grew from $204 million to $248 million from June 30 of 2020 to a year later.

“The overwhelming share of this debt is tied to public employee pensions and benefits. Most of it isn’t even bonded debt – it’s long-term obligations due to retirees and employees,” Micah Rasmussen told The Center Square. He’s director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics. “So, it’s not directly tied into the state budget, except of course the state revenue we’re spending every year on servicing the debt.”

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Old Wall Street axiom: “when you are in a hole, stop digging”.

Time for pensions has long past.

Unfortunately, the unions have the politicians and bureaucrats by the throats.

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NEWJERSEY: Geese, dogs, and sports create a Gooferment problem

https://lavallette-seaside.shorebeat.com/2022/07/goose-patrol-lavallette-considering-options-to-accommodate-mans-best-friend/

Goose Patrol: Lavallette Considering Options to Accommodate Man’s Best Friend

by Daniel Nee
July 19, 2022

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For years, Lavallette was able to solve two community demands with one unique program. At long last, after years of dealing with bird droppings covering the borough’s ball fields, officials implemented a new system that would naturally shoo away the invaders while also providing an opportunity for local dogs (with responsible owners) to stretch their legs with a place to run.

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First world problem. 

Now let’s hire more bureaucrats to “regulate” the use?

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NEWJERSEY: Leftist “soft on crime” policies come home to roost

https://lavallette-seaside.shorebeat.com/2022/07/toms-river-police-recount-violence-shocking-disrespect-from-teens-during-holiday-incidents/

Ortley Beach & North Beaches
Toms River Police Recount Violence, Shocking Disrespect From Teens During Holiday Incidents
by Daniel Nee July 8, 2022

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Toms River police released details of two incidents over the recent Independence Day holiday period that recounted a violent mob scene playing out in Ortley Beach, with hundreds of teenagers – many intoxicated – openly taunting police officers and, at times, resorting to violence.

Over the past year, state policies on police interactions with juveniles have come under the microscope, with concerns raised over directives which bar officers from speaking with, arresting or notifying parents about illegal activities in certain circumstances. Under social justice legislation adopted over the past two years, officers could be charged with civil rights offenses if they violate the policies. The recent incidents in Ortley Beach strongly indicate that teens have caught on, challenging officers and ultimately throwing rocks at them.

Most teens in the area for the holiday weekend were “frequenting local businesses and engaging in lawful activities,” said police spokeswoman Jillian Messina, but two incidents – recounted below by police in a statement issued Friday – generated a significant police response.

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This is the complete breakdown of society.

All caused by that “trophy for everyone” mentality and “juveniles aren’t responsible for their actions”!

Time to lower the boom on the miscreants.

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NEWJERSEY: Phil Murphy is creating anti-gun databases

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/07/05/nj-democrat-gov-phil-murphy-signs-gun-safety-package-3-0-requiring-database-of-all-ammo-sold-in-state/

NJ Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy Signs ‘Gun Safety Package 3.0,’ Requiring Database of All Ammo Sold in State
AWR Hawkins 5 Jul 2022

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed “Gun Safety Package 3.0” Tuesday, creating a database of all ammo sold in the state and putting six other new gun controls in place.

NJ.com notes that the legislation also bans .50 caliber rifles, requires “micro-stamping technology” on certain new firearms, and “[makes] it easier to sue gun manufacturers and dealers over gun crimes in the state.”

Murphy referred to the seven new gun laws as “commonsense” and “smart.”

He tweeted a video of himself signing the gun control legislation:

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Why does he need this database?

Will it list all the federal purchases.

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NEWJERSEY: Don’t make “school safety” a political football

https://savejersey.com/2022/05/n-j-democrats-block-gop-school-safety-bill/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=n-j-democrats-block-gop-school-safety-bill

N.J. Democrats block GOP school safety bill
May 26, 20222 Matt Rooney

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How serious are Trenton Democrats about confronting school safety in the wake of another gut-wrenching school shooting, this time in Uvalde, Texas?

I think you know the answer, Save Jerseyans.

On Thursday, Trenton Democrats blocked a bill (A303) sponsored by Assemblywoman Kim Eulner (R-11) to improve school safety training. A probe is presently underway concerning the police response to the Uvalde shooting amid allegations that the police were unprepared.

Democrat Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin promptly blocked the motion. Assemblyman John McKeon, also a Democrat, claimed that the motion was out-of-order. Speaker Coughlin ultimately refused to move the bill to second reading.

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Unfortunately politicians and bureaucrats don’t think in terms of what is best for “We, The Sheeple”.

As a gun owning pro-life pro-choice little L libertarian, I don’t like the whole concept of Gooferment Skrules. BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), if “we” have to have them, then they should be like Fort Knox — unassailable.

If the Trenton Democrats have some valid objection to the bill — I can’t imagine what it is — they have an obligation to publicly voice them and propose their own version.  No one can argue that the police in mass shootings seems to be focused on containment and chalk lines. 

Personally, I have made note of these names and will remind “We, The Sheeple” when it’s time to vote of their actions.  Maybe it won’t make a difference in the vote totals, but, to quite Donald J. Trump’s immortal line from the Apprentice — “You’re fired”.

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NEWJERSEY: WARNDEP, the secret police app to inform on your neighbors

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/05/04/new-jersey-dept-of-environmental-police-set-up-snitch-line-to-report-contraband-plastic-and-styrofoam-users/

New Jersey Dept of Environmental Police, Set up Snitch Line to Report Contraband Plastic and Styrofoam Users
May 4, 2022 | Sundance | 278 Comments

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Perhaps in the grand scheme of all things facing us, this action by New Jersey may seem a little silly; however, it’s still nuts.

Comrades, starting today it is illegal in New Jersey to have plastic or paper bags in stores for shoppers.  Additionally, restaurants,
cafeterias and food trucks are forbidden to serve take-out food in Styrofoam-like products. Also, all retailers must stop selling
polystyrene foam products like plates and cups.  Drinking straws require a permit for restricted distribution as monitored by the Department of
Health.

To ensure legal compliance within the Garden State, officials in New Jersey have established a snitch hotline for citizens to call the Dept
of Environmental Police (DEP) and report dissident violators, while the state ministry of citizen compliance have created a “WARN DEP” app to
facilitate easier snitching on your neighbors if you spot them using contraband containers.

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Keystonekon
May 5, 2022 10:20 am
 
This is easy! We have the phone number, so everyone, from every State, overwhelm the lines with calls. Report whatever State agency in
NJ you hate. Begin with any one of the programs that give money away, and include every department within the hierarchy, the Secretary of
State (saw an employee carrying a doggie box, Justice pouring coffee into styrofoam cups in secret meetings.

It doesn’t have to be true! Swamp ‘em. Push back the Alinsky rules right back in their faces. Total derision. We can play this game. It’s a
civic duty. 877 WARN-DEP. 877 927-6337

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whoopie
May 5, 2022 1:33 pm
 
I’m old enough to remember when plastic bags were touted as a way to “save a tree.”

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Legislature OKs bill closing plastic bag ban loophole

Excerpt:

A 2019 law, that went into effect Jan. 1, prohibited large stores and chain retailers from providing “any single-use plastic carryout bag” to consumers at the point of sale.

Rather than offer reusable fabric bags or paper, however, many stores in the First State took advantage of an exemption in the 2019 bill that allowed for thicker plastic bags, reasoning that those plastic bags would be reusable, rather than single use. The reality after their use began, however, was that most consumers weren’t reusing the thicker bags as recommended.

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The only people I’d report are politicians and bureaucrats.

I can get behind any effort to muck up the system.

Know any good “black hat hackers” for a good DDOS?

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NEWJERSEY: End the Estate Tax — stop grave robbing!

https://thepoliticalinsider.com/its-time-for-states-to-bury-the-death-tax/

It’s Time For States To Bury The ‘Death Tax’
By RealClearWire
May 4, 2022 at 10:56am
By Regina M. Egea for RealClearPolicy

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As a Founding Father and inventor, Benjamin Franklin was a visionary without peer in his time. His famous utterance “nothing is certain
except death and taxes” could easily apply to New Jersey in 2022, as residents of one of the highest taxed states in the Union find the
state’s insatiable appetite for revenue following them even to the grave through the Inheritance Tax or “Death Tax.”

In our latest research, Friendly Fire: Unintended Consequences of NJ’s Death Tax, the Garden State Initiative examined our state’s Death Tax, paid by some beneficiaries of inherited funds and properties.

New Jersey remains just one of six states to impose a Death Tax, along with Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Kentucky, Maryland and Iowa. Notably Iowa, as part of their widespread state tax reform effort, has moved to repeal it effective 2025. 

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Just “yet another reason” why retirees move out of the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee.  Some even take “their” New Jersey pensions with them.

The Gooferment, unlike it’s competition the Mafia, sees no problem with grave robbing.

Argh!

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NEWJERSEY: RU seems to think that COVID-19 is so potent that it can be transmitted over wi-fi.

https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/rutgers-uni-student-banned-taking-online-virtual-classes-because-hes-unvaccinated?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+%28zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero%29

Rutgers Uni Student Banned From Taking Online Virtual Classes Because He’s Unvaccinated
Tyler Durden’s Photo
BY TYLER DURDEN
TUESDAY, SEP 07, 2021 – 07:30 PM
Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,

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A student at Rutgers University was banned from taking online virtual classes because he’s unvaccinated, despite the fact that he was willing to stay off campus completely.

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RU makes the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee look even MORE stupid.  If such is possible!

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NEWJERSEY: Maybe Biden should visit the southern border instead

https://nypost.com/2021/09/04/biden-to-visit-nyc-new-jersey-to-survey-hurricane-ida-damage/

Biden to visit Queens and New Jersey to survey Hurricane Ida damage
By Mary Kay Linge
September 4, 2021 12:45pm  Updated

# – # – # – # – #

Ida’s damage is not comparable to what’s happening along the southern border.

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NEWJERSEY: Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee sets new diktats for the cable company monoloplies!

https://nj1015.com/fed-up-with-your-cable-company-nj-drafts-new-rules-to-improve-customer-service/

FED UP WITH YOUR CABLE COMPANY? NJ DRAFTS NEW RULES TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER SERVICE
Dino Flammia — Published: September 1, 2021

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Cable companies in New Jersey may soon be forced to provide you with better customer service.

But it’s possible you’d end up paying for the improved communication.

The state agency that oversees utilities is in the process of adopting new rules related to the way cable companies handle incoming phone calls from users and provide the work needed in order to resolve customers’ problems.

“All I want is for people to get what they pay for,” Joseph Fiordaliso, president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, told New Jersey 101.5. “Right now, the general customer service experience, in our estimation, is not acceptable.”

A 46-page proposal, dotted with proposed changes aimed at improving the customer experience, was unveiled and approved by the BPU at a meeting in August. A virtual public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled for Nov. 2 at 10 a.m., and comments may be submitted to the agency through Dec. 2.

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How about just deregulate the entire industry and let the marketplace discipline “poor service”?

Instead the State creates “monopolies”!

Argh! 

Yeah, but then we wouldn’t need “regulators”, politicians, and bureaucrats.  And no campaign contributions from Cable Companies either!

The State is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy. So let’s take away their power!

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NEWJERSEY: Murphy blames “climate change” for Ida!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/watch-live-new-jersey-gov-phil-murphy-to-visit-destruction-left-behind-after-tornado-rips-through-mullica-hill/ar-AAO1v8H

WATCH LIVE: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy To Visit Destruction Left Behind After Tornado Rips Through Mullica Hill
Syndicated Local – CBS Philly  2 hrs ago

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It’s called “weather”.

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” — Rahm Emanuel

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NEWJERSEY: Why can’t “we” initiative, referendum, and recall?

http://www.jeffjacoby.com/25339/a-jewel-in-the-crown-of-california-democracy

A jewel in the crown of California’s democracy
Jeff Jacoby

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Like the ability to pass or repeal laws via the ballot box — initiative and referendum — the recall is one of the mechanisms of direct democracy that were adopted in many states during the Progressive Movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In California, the campaign to add them to the state constitution was spearheaded by Governor Hiram Johnson, who wanted to blunt the political power of California’s corrupt railroad monopolies. In an impassioned inaugural address, he hailed the initiative, referendum, and recall as the best way to give to the electorate the power of action when desired, and . . . place in the hands of the people the means by which they may protect themselves.”

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During the Florio tax revolt — hands across New Jersey — was championing I,R,&R. 

But the “movement” was taken over by the R’s when they subverted the leadership and that ended that.

A plague on both their “houses”, the R’s and the D’s.

“We, The Sheeple” need to grow some “huevos muchos grande” and make this a litmus test for candidates who want their vote.

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NEWJERSEY: Taxpayer-Funded Benefits for Illegal Aliens?

https://bongino.com/new-jersey-illegal-aliens-go-on-a-hunger-strike-to-win-taxpayer-funded-benefits

Politics
Illegal Aliens Go on a Hunger Strike to Win Taxpayer-Funded Benefits in New Jersey
by John HawkinsPosted: April 20, 2021

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Governor Phil Murphy initially offered $40 million dollars in benefits. However, Amy Torres, Executive Director of the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice said that giving illegal aliens only $40 million dollars of other people’s money for nothing is “crumbs,” adding: “This indicates that the state is not serious aside from scoring a couple of political points with headlines by offering crumbs. …How much longer is the state going to force people to fast?”

It seems unlikely that Murphy’s counter-offer will be rounding up all the illegals asking for benefits so they can be shipped back to their home countries to finish their hunger fasts there, but it should be. This is that famous never-ending slippery slope that you hear about in action. It starts with, “Let them break the law. They just want to work. I might do the same thing in their position” to “You’re racist if you think we should enforce the laws on the books” to “We should give them taxpayer money just because they’re here illegally.” While we’re at it, why would a hunger strike persuade anyone in 2021 America? Most relatively healthy people can probably make it at least 40-50 days without food and realistically, they’re all lying about being on a hunger strike anyway. You put those illegals on a scale and come back in a couple of months and half of them will have gained weight and none of them will have starved.

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Shouldn’t we send them to NY?

Murphy can donate his money if he wants but not the Taxpayers’.

Argh!

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NEWJERSEY: New Jersey’s Covid -19 response was and is tyranny

https://savejersey.com/2021/04/uc-berkely-new-jerseys-covid-19-response-is-among-the-nations-worst/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=uc-berkely-new-jerseys-covid-19-response-is-among-the-nations-worst

UC BERKELY: New Jersey’s Covid -19 response is among the nation’s worst
April 6, 20211 min readMatt Rooney

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So take this analysis with a grain of salt, but it’s instructive that the Murphy Administration is a failure by the respective yardsticks of the Right AND the Left.

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Sorry, but as a “victim” stuck in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee, King Murphy is a tyrant.

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NEWJERSEY: New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy should be out!

https://www.theblaze.com/news/nj-governor-nursing-home-policy-warnings

‘Patients will die’: NJ governor was warned in March about nursing home policy’s deadly consequences
NEWS Newly obtained audio shows there was pushback from the start
PHIL SHIVER
March 15, 2021 

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It’s not only New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo who is justifiably in hot water for implementing a deadly policy that forced nursing home facilities to accept coronavirus-positive patients who had been discharged from the hospital, against admonitions from long-term care directors. Now, Cuomo’s tri-state counterpart, New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, is facing mounting scrutiny for implementing a similar policy and ignoring warnings, as well.

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Where is the impeachment effort here in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee?

Where are the wrongful death suits?

Where is the upload and outrage from the families of the victims?

Argh!

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NEWJERSEY: State Gooferment goes rogue

https://bearingarms.com/ba-contributor/2021/03/10/nj-man-arrested-unlawful-possession-breaks-no-laws-n41980

NJ Man Arrested for Unlawful Gun Possession, Breaks No Laws
By Bearing Arms Contributor | Mar 10, 2021 9:00 PM ET

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With last year’s U.S. Supreme Court mooting the NYSRPC v. City of New York case and rejecting to hear a dozen other 2A cases — many of which dealt with the right to carry firearms outside the home — the legal issue of possession of firearms outside the home remains a battle. But if states like New Jersey wish to lean on the narrow provisions pronounced in Heller and McDonald, then they should not be allowed to arrest honest citizens for having arms within their residences as specifically protected under Heller and McDonald.

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I’m not surprised.  It’s the bluest of blue states where the elite hates liberty.

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NEWJERSEY: Unlike Florida, we have a “King”!

https://patch.com/new-jersey/southbrunswick/s/hgq4i/nj-bars-restaurants-others-to-expand-to-50-percent-amid-covid?utm_source=alert-breakingnews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alert

NJ Bars, Restaurants, Others To Expand To 50 Percent Amid COVID

Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to announce he’s loosening coronavirus restrictions following the release of new CDC guidance, sources say.
Alexis Tarrazi, Patch Staff
Posted Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 12:18 pm ET|Updated Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 12:22 pm ET

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Murphy took the steps after he said on Tuesday that New Jersey will follow “to some degree” new guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that addresses one of the fastest-growing groups the Garden State: the fully vaccinated. Read more: NJ To Follow New CDC Vaccine Guidance ‘To Some Degree:’ Murphy

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The arrogance of “King Murphy” is stunning.

Some one please point him to Florida!

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NEWJERSEY: Murphy claims “separate staff”?

https://thepostmillennial.com/nj-gov-phil-murphy-nursing-home-sick

AMERICAN NEWS Mar 7, 2021 12:33 PM EST
NJ Gov. Phil Murphy passes the buck on decision to stick sick people in nursing homes
Phil Murphy, the governor of New Jersey, went on interview on Sunday and stated basically that “it’s tragic” but that the state government is not to blame for people getting sick and dying from COVID.

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“So it was not enough just to separate the residents, but to separate the staff. Did some operators not take our advice? It’s possible, and if they did, if they did not, they deserve to pay a price for that.”

As of this writing, we have not been able to directly verify the governor’s statements that they were insisting on separating staff as well as patients in nursing homes due to the pandemic.

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Hope someone can confirm or deny this.  I sure don’t remember it.  I do remember them attacking the observant Jewish nursing home owner who’s rabbi counseled him not to let the sick back into his nursing home.

If the governor’s statement can not be confirmed, then he’s almost as bad as Cuomo.

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NEWJERSEY: Some how I don’t think the MVC to USPS is “secure”

https://nj1015.com/no-ones-walking-out-of-mvc-with-a-license-after-december/?fbclid=IwAR25iSmbdMxAxtGCQ_GepjDSFRt-mp0pG22UTwXSZCTKlOEmjrZwcWCYIm8

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What happens instead? You’ll leave with a flimsy temporary 30 day license instead. Then you’ll wait for your actual license to be mailed to you. (What’s fun about that?)

They say they’ve partnered with Homeland Security. The new system is supposed to add more security against fraud. I’m not thrilled with the prospect of having a document as important as a driver’s license sent through the mail. I’m also not impressed with MVC’s track record of mailing important things such as suspension notices. How many times have we heard people never receiving the letter? Plenty.

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Can you imagine the finger pointing that will go on.

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NEWJERSEY: Murphy usurped the power of the legislature

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/08/andrew-p-napolitano/sell-the-postal-service/

Sell the Postal Service!
By Andrew P. Napolitano
August 27, 2020

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So, when New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, for example, ordered the printing and mailing of 4 million ballots — one to every registered voter in the state — so as to enable individuals to choose to vote in person or by mail, he usurped the power of the legislature. Only a few New Jersey Republicans complained, but the Democratic-controlled legislature did nothing. Perhaps it has grown accustomed to Murphy’s governing by decree.

The legal challenge to Murphy’s latest authoritarianism will no doubt fail. That’s because the Supreme Court has consistently ruled this year that the mechanisms for voting are left to the states and any grievances about them are political. Stated differently, the court is telling us if we don’t like Murphy’s rules — or the rules of any state legislature or governor — we can vote them out of office.

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And we should tell the court or courts that “vote the bums out” is virtually impossible in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee.

So “We, The Sheeple” are hog-tied and screwed over time and time again.

‘I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!’ I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell – ‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad!… You’ve got to say, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Then we’ll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: [screaming at the top of his lungs] “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!” — the character Howard Beale played by Peter Finch in the movie Network (1976)

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NEWJERSEY: Your License, Or Your Conscience?

https://www.cato.org/blog/license-or-conscience-tale-pandemic

August 5, 2020 11:47AM
Your License, Or Your Conscience? A Tale of the Pandemic
By Walter Olson

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The story of one man’s stand on principle and the patients who were saved, from Jewish family weekly Mishpacha via Ira Stoll:

Early on, a talmid called with a complicated question. As an operator of several nursing homes, he was being forced to accept residents who’d tested positive for the virus as they were released from hospitals that no longer wanted them. Despite the clear danger to their current residents and staff, the nursing homes were being given no choice.

Rav Shmuel told him unequivocally that to accept these patients was a form of retzichah, murder, since it put the other residents at serious risk. But then, on a conference call, the governor informed all nursing home operators that failure to accept the patients would mean losing their licenses.

The talmid called Rav Shmuel again. Lose your license, the Rosh Yeshivah ruled, but you can’t put your elderly residents in danger.

The nursing home operator listened to his rebbi.

Weeks later, he stood tall as the only major nursing home operator in the state of New Jersey who didn’t lose a single resident to Covid‐​19.

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Throughout history, there have been stories of courageous women and men, who have stood up for their conscience and, often, paid a terrible price up to and including their lives.

Here’s a example of one such hero.  

And I don’t use that word as lightly as others in today’s society.

Guess like in the Olympics there are different tiers based on what you risk — your life like in opposing the Nazis, your health in many of the Dead Old White Guys in the American revolution, your freedom, your fortune, or anything like that.  

I include the grocery store clerk who shows up for work and risks his life for a few bucks to survive.

Here’s a man who put his business at risk and stood afoul of a politician!

We’ll have to stand with him when he reprisals come from the tyrant.

“Three hundred years from now where will you be and where shall I be?” — Thich Nhat Hanh

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NEWJERSEY: So “what officials envision” rules!

http://lavallette-seaside.shorebeat.com/2020/08/seaside-heights-denies-application-for-new-bar-on-north-end-of-boardwalk/

Seaside Heights Denies Application for New Bar on North End of Boardwalk
By Daniel Nee – August 12, 2020 

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A proposal to add another bar and restaurant to the Seaside Heights boardwalk at Kearney Avenue has been denied in an 8-0 vote by the planning board, keeping in line with what officials envision as a quieter, more residential north end of the boardwalk.

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​There’s no doubt that politicians and bureaucrats rule!

I would like the free market to operate.

Their vision sure isn’t mine.  And, since I’m not a full-time resident, I can’t even vote.  But they sure take my “tax” money and fees.

Argh!

Socialism at its “best”!

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NEWJERSEY: Gooferment “regulated” industries suck!

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Public Information Officer Laura Connolly, New Jersey Office of Emergency Management AGENCY

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) continues to restore service to customers who lost power and has activated our retail water and ice program. For those customers remaining without power for 24 hours or more, JCP&L is offering free water and ice at the following locations beginning 8/5/20 at … …

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Anyone else see a problem with Gooferment “regulated” industries?

If we have competing power companies, I would imagine that (1) “outages” would be few and far between; and (2) if we were dissatisfied, we could switch.  That’s why McD’s and BK strive for consistency nation-wide.

Here is 08751 we have the worst of all worlds.  The Gooferment’s “electric utility” contracts with JCPL for service. 

During this storm, 22 townships were without power, but we couldn’t complain to JCP&L or the NJ “state Gooferment” BPU.

And, all the people could do was wait for restoration from “someone” “somewhere” “sometime”. Argh!

And “We, The Sheeple” just take it.  (As a G rated blog, I’ll leave it at that!)

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