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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.
Chief Wahoo April 22, 2014 at 10:40 am
The public takers sure seem to be fighting amongst themselves a lot more recently. Must be they seeRead More the dwindling pie of taxpayers money is just about empty.....get it now or have to get a job in the private sector.....and that's worse than death, to a public taker.
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!
Mark Schleifstein April 23, 2014 at 11:27 am
If Mr. Amato did say that about the Lower 9th Ward residents, he really doesn't understand whatRead More happened there. I'm a New Orleans reporter who has been covering Katrina and its aftermath. At the time of Katrina, well over a majority of Lower 9 residents owned their own homes, and a majority of those had flood insurance. Unlike the damage in most cases occurring in Sandy, their homes were severely damaged or destroyed by the failure of an improperly built, federally-constructed floodwall that allowed a 16.5-foot high wave of water to enter their neighborhood, which was an average 4 feet below sea level. Thanks to a 1928 law, the Army Corps of Engineers is immune from damage lawsuits involving such flood protection structures they've built. Many homes were swept off their foundations. The area had the largest death toll of any in New Orleans during Katrina, with more than 5 percent of its residents losing their lives: http://www.nola.com/hurricane/index.ssf/2009/08/answers_are_scarce_in_study_of.html The city government refused to allow residents to return to their homes, for safety reasons, for more than two months, and actually made an abortive attempt to have the Army Corps of Engineers tear down many of the damaged houses until stopped by a team of civil rights lawyers. The city and the local electric utility also made decisions resulting in the Lower 9 being the last area of the city to have sewer, water and electric service restored -- in some cases more than a year after the storm. In the aftermath of the storm, FEMA made available "Katrina trailers" for those wanting to rebuild, but only if sewer, water and electric service was available at their building site. By the time services were restored in the Lower 9, the trailers were no longer available because of concerns raised about formaldehyde used in building the trailers. The state developed a federally-funded Community Development Block Grant program called "Road Home" to help homeowners rebuild. The rules for the program provided that homeowners could be eligible for up to $150,000, based on the pre-Katrina value of their homes, minus any flood insurance money. The majority of homes in the Lower 9 were valued at $150,000 or less, and most were much less. Homeowners in that area did receive payments for the flood insurance, if they had it, but the majority of residents had to live on that money for as much as a year before they could return. The result is that today, many lots are empty, except where non-profit organizations such as Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation stepped in to help. It's not that the residents there did something wrong. It's that the variety of federal, state and local government systems did not work to get them back into their homes, for those who wanted to return.
Chief Wahoo April 23, 2014 at 11:31 am
Mark. Don't listen to Amato. He is just another bloated ignorant NJ puppet. He couldn't findRead More Louisana on a map.
John Walton April 23, 2014 at 03:32 pm
It is upsetting that ignorant Amato would make such ridiculous statements and, unfortunately, thereRead More are many uninformed people who would take what he says as fact and not ridiculous made up stories.
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!?!?!?!
Sue April 18, 2014 at 04:52 pm
So much for belt-tightening by the county fat cats while post-Sandy tax ratables are down, NJRead More unemployment is up (thanks, Christie) and tens of thousands of Ocean County residents are hurting.
Mac April 18, 2014 at 10:35 am
the orange cone heads will be joining together to stroke the ego of their Big Bellied Bubba in BrickRead More on Thursday the 24th - the state police have put out a directive advising all visiting Wisconsin tourists that their cheesehead apparel is unwelcome at these events without the proper donation screening
Sharron Greenberg, VISTA Operation HOPE April 18, 2014 at 11:30 am
Jack Smith - The grants from Mary Pat Christie's charity was transparent last year.Read More http://sandynjrelieffund.org/go.cfm?do=Page.View&pid=21 Admittedly, I only know this as I work for one of the np; so maybe they didn't do a great job publicizing their stuff.
Mac April 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm
@Sharron Greenberg - personally I thank you for this information - this list seems to cover a lot ofRead More bases and is as Christie-style politically correct as it can get - I'm sure the other $13M and counting will uphold this same policy of distribution - what I find suspect about this money distribution is that Christie hasn't been touting it with all the newsprint about this money not being distributed - our Governor has a habit of self-touting everything he does for the benefit of the people (short list but he's still relentless about it) - perhaps those that contributed believing this fund had more to do with rebuilding hurricane destroyed homes on the Jersey Shore has something to do with another one of Christie's surprising leadership decisions that has to be dragged out of him
Irina April 10, 2014 at 12:02 pm
Everyone LOVES Joe Vicari, save your money Mr. Ryan. Do something good with that $ your about toRead More waste. How about a free funeral for an indigent person(s)
Scott Neuman April 13, 2014 at 09:42 am
Want a true voice in Congress? Http://www.ScottNeuman.com 4th CD NJ 2014
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.
Heywood April 11, 2014 at 04:19 am
Cranberry juice with vodka and a splash of orange juice, over ice, makes a nice drink. Enjoy inRead More moderation, don't drink and drive.
FIMF the ll April 11, 2014 at 07:30 am
The aforementioned Heywood concoction is commonly known as a Madras. Substitute grapefruit juice forRead More the orange and its called a Sea Breeze. Pineapple juice in lieu of the grapefruit or orange juices is coined a Bay Breeze. While any of these mixtures can be delightfully refreshing, there is a significant likelihood that if you drink too much of any or all of them, you'll make quite the ass of yourself.
grace April 11, 2014 at 08:29 am
yumm malibu bay breeze..my go to wedding drink! @ col dont be eating those addictive berries onRead More sloop creek
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.
FIMF the ll April 8, 2014 at 09:39 am
It's time for municipal governments to leave New Jersey.
Heywood April 8, 2014 at 10:02 am
Time_ for_ Trolls to leave Patch.
FIMF the ll April 8, 2014 at 10:07 am
Don't let the door hit ya and I can't say it it's been a pleasure Heywood.
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.
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Heywood April 2, 2014 at 01:50 pm
I've heard from a nurse, who works in an ER, that she has seen patients often become hostile andRead More combative after being administered this "treatment". If this is a possible side effect, what is being done to ensure the safety of police and EMT personnel?
Michelle Youngman April 2, 2014 at 02:57 pm
hmm, maybe their gun and Taser gun may help...or perhaps their training. common sense. This isRead More their job, to deal with things like that. They are trained for these situations and well equipped to protect themselves.
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.
FIMF the ll April 1, 2014 at 03:05 pm
never look back on something bad, yesterday is gone, today is now, tomorrow doesn’t exist.
Heywood April 2, 2014 at 04:52 am
Yes FimF, you'll be humming that tune when some Ruskies have pirated your Capital One Card, btw,Read More what's in your wallet?
grace April 2, 2014 at 09:25 am
o great i just got an atm card!
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!
bayway mike March 30, 2014 at 11:47 am
Sounds like we're being set up for an APRIL FOOLS joke!!!
WMS826 March 30, 2014 at 03:50 pm
Sandy was the best thing ever for Seasside Hgts.
FIMF the ll March 30, 2014 at 03:52 pm
Well, it could have been.