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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NEWJERSEY: “King” Murphy must be dethroned!

Tyler Durden Fri, 06/19/2020 – 23:40 Authored by Michael Lesher via Off-Guardian.org,

Growing up as I did in the Cold War, I still experience a special kind of shudder whenever I come across an anecdote like that of Katya Soldak, whose Soviet nursery school teacher once showed her class a photograph clipped from a Western newspaper, “depicting skinny [Russian] children in striped robes walking in a straight line.” The capitalists who printed that picture wanted people to think Soviet children were “treated like prisoners,” the teacher declared angrily, “when in reality the kids were on their way to a swimming pool in their bathrobes.” Which was a nice story (thought little Katya) — except that “I had never even seen a pool…. [T]hey existed in my mind as does an exotic animal or an unvisited city.” A time capsule from a remote dystopia?

Source: Lies, Damned Lies, & COVID-19

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On June 4, New Jersey’s Governor Murphy issued his third consecutive extension of what was supposed to be a thirty-day “state of emergency” he had originally declared — unilaterally — on March 9.

What was the “emergency” this time around? In the governor’s own words: “there has now been a decrease in the rate of reported new cases of COVID19 in New Jersey, in the total number of individuals being admitted to hospitals for COVID19, and in the rate of reproduction for COVID19 infections in New Jersey.” Got that? New cases, hospitalizations, even the “rate of reproduction” for the virus are all on the wane throughout Murphy’s jurisdiction. (And have been for months.)

Yet in today’s Newspeak, that’s an “emergency” — enough to justify another month of democracy-free rule by executive fiat.

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It seems that the various politicians and bureaucrats have become too big and powerful.

Only the indignation of patriots can put them in their place.

In HELL!

Vote them out.  Impeach them.  Where are Initiative, Referendum, and Recall when you need them?

Anyone remember Hands Across New Jersey and the McGrevey “toilet paper tax”?

Where are today’s patriots?

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NEWJERSEY: His Royal Majesty Murphy’s diktats kill — figuratively and literally

https://www.insidernj.com/insider-njs-morning-intelligence-briefing-6-12-2020/

“As a state, during Covid19, one of the great failures is that we lifted up corporations while crushing mom and pops, picking winners and losers – that is unacceptable.” – Senator Vin Gopal in a Facebook post on Asbury Park’s ordinance to allow indoor dining on Monday in defiance of the Governor’s executive order

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I wonder how many post, clubs, and fraternal organizations who run small bar have been put out of business by His Royal Majesty Murphy’s diktats.

If “We, The Sheeple” don’t toss him out of office in the next election, then there is no hope and the name should be changed to the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee!

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NEWJERSEY: Point Beach Won’t be Residents-Only, But Parking Will be Restricted; Boardwalk May Be Last in N.J. to Reopen | Lavallette-Seaside Shorebeat

The mayor of Point Pleasant Beach has dropped his controversial plan to open the town’s sole public beach to residents-only after Gov. Phil Murphy declared the practice illegal over the past week.

The borough of Point Pleasant Beach owns one single beach in town – the Maryland Avenue beach near the Bay Head border – while the remainder of the oceanfront is private. The bulk of the beachfront is owned by Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, which remains closed.

Source: Point Beach Won’t be Residents-Only, But Parking Will be Restricted; Boardwalk May Be Last in N.J. to Reopen | Lavallette-Seaside Shorebeat

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So it would be “illegal” to restrict the beach to resident only, but restricting the parking — which accomplishes the same thing — isn’t.

That’s why “The Law” is a joke.

These “drones” (politicians and bureaucrats) always find a way to restrict freedom.

Shouldn’t restricting the parking be just as “illegal”?

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NEWJERSEY: Certain NDAs Unenforceable

2019-Apr-06

https://www.srz.com/resources/new-jersey-passes-law-making-ndas-in-settlements-of.html

New Jersey Passes Law Making NDAs in Settlements of Discrimination, Retaliation and Harassment Claims Unenforceable
Date April 5, 2019

On March 18, 2019, New Jersey passed a law rendering unenforceable certain provisions in employment contracts and settlement agreements that are “entered into, renewed, modified, or amended” on or after March 18, 2019. First, provisions in employment contracts that waive prospectively any substantive or procedural right or remedy relating to claims of harassment, retaliation or discrimination are unenforceable. For example, under the law, jury trial waivers with respect to harassment, retaliation or discrimination claims in employment agreements will not be enforceable.

Second, the law renders nondisclosure provisions in agreements that have “the purpose or effect of concealing the details relating to a claim of discrimination, retaliation, or harassment” unenforceable against employees and former employees. If, however, the employee publicly reveals enough details about the claim that the employer is reasonably identifiable, then a nondisclosure provision is also unenforceable against the employer. Nondisclosure provisions will therefore only work to prevent the employer from disclosing the details of a claim, unless the employee publicly discusses the matter with enough detail that the employer is reasonably identifiable. In that case, the nondisclosure provision will have no effect. In every settlement agreement resolving an employee’s discrimination, retaliation or harassment claim, the employer must include a bold, prominently placed notice that states that “although the parties may have agreed to keep the settlement and underlying facts confidential, such a provision in an agreement is unenforceable against the employer if the employee publicly reveals sufficient details of the claim so that the employer is reasonably identifiable.” The law does not prohibit employers from requiring their employees to sign non-competition provisions or provisions that protect proprietary and other confidential information.

The law also prohibits employers from retaliating against an employee who refuses to enter into an agreement containing a provision that is unenforceable under the new law. If an employer attempts to enforce such a provision, then the employer will be liable for the employee’s attorneys’ fees and costs.

New Jersey’s law is far more stringent than New York’s recent law limiting nondisclosure provisions. New York’s law prohibits nondisclosure provisions in settlements of sexual harassment claims, except when confidentiality is the claimant’s preference. The claimant has 21 days to consider whether confidentiality is the claimant’s preference. If it is, then, after the 21-day period, the parties must memorialize the claimant’s preference in a written agreement, which the claimant can revoke within seven days.[1] By contrast, New Jersey’s law applies to all forms of harassment, discrimination and retaliation prohibited by New Jersey law and deems all non-disclosure agreements with respect to such claims unenforceable.

Authored by Mark E. Brossman and Holly H. Weiss.

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Isn’t this interesting?  

Wonder if it applies to politicians and bureaucrats?

Be nice to know who in “public service” is screwing around!

Wonder how that slipped through?

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NEWJERSEY: Big Changes To NJ Tolls, Roads Possible To Fix Budget Woes | Patch

New Jersey is taking a big step in trying to find ways to fix its budget woes. And you could find yourself paying more to drive on highways.

Source: Big Changes To NJ Tolls, Roads Possible To Fix Budget Woes | Patch

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Doesn’t take a genius to raise taxes or sell assts.

What the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee needs is to cut the budget!

Why 600+ Gooferment Skrule Districts when 21 aligned by county would do fine?

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NEWJERSEY: More tax theft by the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee Gooferment

2019-Jan-01

https://patch.com/new-jersey/southbrunswick/s/gl4mf/5-new-tax-hikes-in-nj-start-now

5 New Tax Hikes, Fees In NJ Start Now
Start digging in your pockets, NJ. New Year’s Day means more in taxes for many of the state’s residents. Here what you may have to pay.
By Tom Davis, Patch National Staff | Jan 1, 2019 10:10 am ET | Updated Jan 1, 2019 10:23 am ET

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  • Multi-Millionaire’s Tax
  • Health insurance
  • Corporate business tax hike
  • Local payroll tax hike
  • Plastic bag fees

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Argh!

What can one do other than pay?

I’m waiting for the next tax revolt.

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NEWJERSEY: New Jersey Fails To Strike Down Hair-Braiding Licensing Requirements

Perhaps, Nzali’s stance continues to be ignored or downplayed because of the stronger, much more powerful beauty lobby. But while regulators claim that the field must be under scrutiny because of the chemicals used in their products, African hair-braiding is also called natural braiding precisely because they use no chemicals.In addition, economists explain that even if there is a legitimate risk, the market is better at regulating than the government.Associate professor of economics at Saint Francis University Edward Timmons thinks that especially when it comes to hair braiding, the market has the best solution for both customers and entrepreneurs.

Source: New Jersey Fails To Strike Down Hair-Braiding Licensing Requirements

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Nothing racist here.

“Move along, people. Nothing to see here. Go home, you looky-loos.” Officer Barbrady’s Catch Phrase South Park

Yet, the D’s seem to have lock on the black vote.

As a little L libertarian, this demonstrates the power of “licensing” to keep monopolies in power.  In fact, you can’t have a monopoly without the Gooferment.

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NEWJERSEY: NJ Judge Figures Movie Theater Security Guards Don’t Need Guns

Let’s be frank here. If a security guard who deals with protecting large cash transfers supposedly lacks a “justifiable need” to carry a gun, the rank and file individual is slap out of luck. There’s absolutely no way you’re getting a permit unless you have a documented death threat against you.Even then, though, I wouldn’t hold your breath.This really highlights the problems you see with states that have added a “need” component to its carry process. It becomes harder and harder to demonstrate a need in the minds of people who are generally well protected themselves. They can’t fathom why you would need to protect your life in an instant, so they assume the police will do so.

Source: NJ Judge Figures Movie Theater Security Guards Don’t Need Guns

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Let’s face it; there is no Second Amendment in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee.

I don’t understand why it’s up to gun owners to defend the Constitution?

Pure and simple, after “gun control” comes genocide.

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Perhaps Gun Owners Foundation can get a class action suit going?

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NEWJERSEY: Murray Sabrin for Senate

2018-Sep-21

10 Reasons to Support Murray Sabrin for Senate
 
1. Dr. Sabrin wants tax credits for charities. Unlike the federal government, charities are more effective at helping those less fortunate in our communities. 

2. Dr. Sabrin has an incredible personal story. He is an immigrant and the son of Holocaust survivors. His father was a WWII hero, a battalion commander in Poland fighting the Nazis for five years.

3. Dr. Sabrin opposes all corporate bailouts. Cronyism isn’t part of the free market; we need an economy that works for everyone not just the insiders on Wall Street. He is the only candidate who wants to audit the Federal Reserve.

4. Dr. Sabrin is the only candidate who wants to restore the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Have the other candidates even read the Constitution?

5. Dr. Sabrin is not a politician. Dr. Sabrin is a professor of finance at Ramapo College and has dedicated his life to education.

6. The federal government is now over $21 trillion in debt. Dr. Sabrin wants to end the welfare-warfare state, balance the budget and cut federal spending so we can cut taxes responsibly,

7. Dr. Sabrin cares about the environment. History shows countries with the largest, most unlimited governments like Russia and China also have the most pollution because they don’t protect private property.

8. Murray has been calling for the end of cannabis prohibition for more than 20 years. He wants to finally stop wasting money on putting non-violent offenders in prison.

9. Both Democrats and Republicans have governed America for the past 160 years. We need new thinking in the U.S. Senate – not “group think” that has created the problems we are facing today.

10. Exit polling data proves Libertarians attract as many disenfranchised Democrats as they do Republicans. Libertarians want freedom for all people, not just the politically well connected, and Dr. Sabrin supports policies that protect all human life. 

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NEWJERSEY: Guv Murphy pushes an insurance company bill

https://www.tapinto.net/articles/op-ed-new-jerseys-out-of-network-bill-is-a-huge-61

Op-Ed: New Jersey’s Out-of-Network Bill is a huge blow to the middle-class
By PETER DENOBLE, MD
April 11, 2018 at 1:07 AM

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While the A-2039/S-485 bill is complex, in a nutshell it uses a heavy-handed arbitration model to line the pockets of insurance companies while drastically cutting reimbursements to the independent physicians who provide the bulk of emergency care in our state’s 72 emergency rooms.  With far fewer specialists available in your local hospitals, it will make the overpriced benefits of all New Jerseyans worthless, as these doctors will not be available at all hours to cover emergencies such as strokes and traumas.

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Can these politicians and bureaucrats screw up medical care any more? It’s not about “health”, “health care”, “health care insurance”, or something else anymore. It’s about control!

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NEWJERSEY: The Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee races to the bottom?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-jerseys-business-model-1523053978?mod=djemMER

OPINION 
REVIEW & OUTLOOK
New Jersey’s Business Model
Phil Murphy wants to raise taxes to offer free tuition.
By The Editorial Board
April 6, 2018 6:32 p.m. ET

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Herewith the latest installment in our continuing coverage of the race to the bottom between two of America’s most progressive Democratic governors— Dannel Malloy of Connecticut and just-elected Phil Murphy of New Jersey. This week Mr. Murphy made his bid for the lead in his state’s downward cycle.

Governor Murphy has proposed that New Jersey provide what has come to be known as “free” community college. It is already “free” in New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Tennessee. Attached to Governor Murphy’s free-tuition commitment would be an outlay of $45 million in grants, which will come out of the state’s already stretched budget.

Governor Murphy argues that this “investment” makes sense because a larger pool of community-college graduates will attract entrepreneurs and start-ups to New Jersey. “Community college is a linchpin opportunity for us,” he says. Of course making New Jersey’s community colleges free depends on another linchpin: imposing higher taxes on other residents of the state to pay for it.

The budget that Governor Murphy’s submitted last month, a 4.2% spending increase, proposes raising the state’s highest individual tax rate to 10.75% from 8.97% on incomes above $1 million, restructuring business taxes to raise more revenue and raising the sales tax to 7%. That is essentially the governance model Governor Malloy has used since 2011, with famously unfortunate economic results for Connecticut.

New Jersey is already dead last in the Tax Foundation’s 2018 ranking of state overall business tax climates. It’s 50th in property taxes but only 48th in individual taxes. Perhaps Mr. Murphy can overtake New York and California to get to the bottom.

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Well, all I can advise Taxpayers in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee is to get out.

If at all possible.

Those of us, who are stuck, here have stand, fight, and die on this proverbial “hill”. For whatever reason, we have no good choices left.

And, as the old Taxpayers dies out, who is going to replace them. Not the wealthy; not the young; not even anyone who has a choice.

Argh!

“…if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” -Churchill, The Second World War, vol. 1, The Gathering Storm (London: Cassell, 1948, 272, on the British guarantee to Poland in Spring 1939.

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NEWJERSEY: DIck’s can’t discriminate by age

https://nypost.com/2018/02/28/dicks-sporting-goods-will-stop-selling-assault-style-weapons/

BUSINESS

Dick’s Sporting Goods will stop selling assault-style weapons
By Yaron Steinbuch
February 28, 2018 | 7:38am | Updated

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On Varney, Judge Nepalitano said that Dick’s can’t do that in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee because the age discrimination law prevents it.

Once again, Unintended Consequences!

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NEWJERSEY: 7 NJ counties run Nursing Homes?

BEHIND THE WSJ PAYWALL 

Should Nursing Homes Be a Government Service?

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NANTUCKET, Mass.—The 11,000 year-round residents of this summer colony off Cape Cod are confronting an emotional question: whether the island is a place where they can grow old.

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Nantucket now joins cities and towns from New Jersey to Tennessee in wondering whether nursing homes are an essential municipal service like fire, sewers and schools.

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Financial pressures led New Jersey counties to sell their nursing homes to private companies, a move that saved some facilities, according to John Donnadio, executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties. Only seven New Jersey counties still run nursing homes, down from 14 about five years ago, and “that number is going to drop more,” he said.

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Who knew?

Why?

The Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy. 

I don’t understand why it’s in 5?

Argh!

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NEWJERSEY: NJ parents abdicate to the police

http://bearingarms.com/fearful-nj-parents-freak-trigger-lockdown-school-play-prop/

Fearful NJ Parents Freak Out, Trigger Lockdown Over School Play Prop
Posted by Bob Owens on February 12, 2015 at 2:11 pm

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A prop gun sparked a brief lockdown at Northern Valley Regional High School in Demarest, New Jersey, police say.

A student came to school on Knickerbocker Road this morning carrying a prop rifle for the school’s production of Hello Dolly, police said.

Some parents saw her and thought the gun was real, and they alerted authorities.

Police identified the girl within 10 minutes of responding to the scene.

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It took ten minutes to id her?

Seriously!

In any event, how many would have been dead in those minutes (i.e., time to respond and time to find).

<<Remember the bumpersticker: “When seconds count, the police are minutes away.>>

And, where were the brainiac parents? 

After calling the police, if my child was in that school, then I’d have been over there to “speak” with “gun toter”.

Assuming it was pointed at anyone, it would have been a short conversation.

Assuming it was, I have done my best imitation of Richard Marvin Butkus. (Arguably the meanest middle linebacker to play “American” football.)

Instead, the parents were content to go on their way and leave it to the police to clean up the mess?

Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee is sadly going in the wrong direction.

NEWJERSEY: Missing children

http://patch.com/new-jersey/southbrunswick/are-missing-md-children-new-jersey?utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=police%20%26%20fire&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_content=article-mostrecent

2014 Dec 31 child1

Are Missing Md. Children In New Jersey?

Father continues to search for two children who disappeared four months ago in mother’s care while she remains in mental hospital

NEWJERSEY: Red Light Cameras Reinstated

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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