C19 Open Discussion Week 48b

From Eyewitness News:

Nj residents want answers after not receiving unemployment benefits for weeks

Tens of thousands of people in New Jersey are still waiting for unemployment benefits — more than a month after they should have been paid out.

“I’m a mess because I don’t have nothing,” said Bayonne resident Anette Guagliardo.

“We are in the process of selling our car to buy diapers for our daughter,” said new mom Savannah Krout.

“I don’t know how we are paying our mortgage for February 1st,” said Kristen Lopez, as she choked back tears.

Everyone that spoke to 7 On Your Side is an unhappy member of a trio of Facebook groups critical of New Jersey’s Department of Labor.

The groups are 53,000 members strong and many say they are owed at least five weeks of unemployment benefits.

“$4,052 I’m down,” said Anthony Larose.

“My husband and I are owed $6,700,” said Marguerite.

“We need answers – we need communication to plan, I have exhausted all my resources,” Lopez said.

New Jersey’s Department of Labor says more than 75,000 residents – about 5% of all claimants – had their unemployment benefits run out after December 26.

A day later, then-President Trump signed the second stimulus bill authorizing 11 more weeks of unemployment, plus an additional $300 per week– federal money to be distributed by states.

“They say they’re on top of it, but they are not,” said unemployment recipient Joanne.

And when they try to call the New Jersey Department of Labor, Kristin Baum said, “you could talk to five different people, they give you five different answers.”

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316 Responses to C19 Open Discussion Week 48b

  1. grim says:

    Can’t wait for Murphy to get on TV today and tell everyone what a great job he is doing, like he has done every single day for the past year.

  2. dentss dunnigan says:

    Murphy is a loser ,without the unions he shi& and he knows it …

  3. Hold my beer says:

    Maybe Corzine will try to primary him to save y’all. Lol

  4. grim says:

    Murphy will win by a landslide.

    He knows how to play the game, it doesn’t actually matter what you do, as long as you manage perception.

  5. Hold my beer says:

    It’s sad how the media fawns all over Murphy and cuomo.

  6. D-FENS says:

    If you ask a tough question at his press conferences…they just don’t ever let you back in.

    Hold my beer says:
    February 3, 2021 at 7:55 am
    It’s sad how the media fawns all over Murphy and cuomo.

  7. grim says:

    First time in decades that a democrat will win a second term in NJ.

  8. Bystander says:

    “He knows how to play the game, it doesn’t actually matter what you do, as long as you manage perception.”

    Right out the Dumpy playbook. Feels good not to see that clown. I refuse to click on any article with his name. Compared to a month ago, he is persona non grata in the news already. Get impeachment over then let him go back and rot at Kehlsteinhaus/Mar a Lago.

  9. grim says:

    Brendan Byrne?

  10. Hold my beer says:

    D-fens

    They are just like trump in many ways, especially cuomo. but since cuomo and Murphy share the same agenda as most of the media they get a pass

  11. The Great Pumpkin says:

    You know what I love? Changing the rules mid game for a business. Can’t evict tenants, and you know damn well you will not collect a dime from them if you are ever able to get them out. Imagine forcing a store to keep selling products for free. Is a lease not a contract? Govt can just override it? Land of the free…

  12. Hold my beer says:

    Pumps

    Don’t worry I’m sure the progressives will bail out small landlords too. 😂 😂

    Unless they declare landlords greedy grubbers and take their property as the cost of covid and for wealth redistribution.

  13. Fast Eddie says:

    He knows how to play the game, it doesn’t actually matter what you do, as long as you manage perception.

    The democrats are masters at imagery, semantics, emblems and symbols while the media truckles at their feet.

  14. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Hold,

    All these people crying about wall st rigging the game. Not one of these poor individuals are crying about the govt rigging the rental game in their favor. Human nature…gotta love it. It’s okay if I benefit, but not okay if I don’t.

    Human nature-picks winners and losers.

    My tenant owns a landscaping business. Completely ignoring me and not a damn thing I can do. He’s simply taking advantage of the law. He’s not unemployed. God knows how much he made in this snowstorm.

    Anyone help me here…If I move to sell, can I get him out, or would he prevent me from selling the house? I want to cut my losses and move on.

  15. grim says:

    Nobody is going to buy a two family house with a tenant late on rent.

    Even if you lie to get to closing, no lawyer worth their salt will let that deal close.

    You’ll be asked for a minimum 12 months payment history, proof of payment, check deposits, etc.

    There is a reason for the phrase “Delivered Vacant”

  16. RC NJ says:

    Maybe if Anette didn’t lie she would still have her teaching job. https://www.state.nj.us/education/legal/examiners/2011/sep/0910-1030910-104.pdf

    My son’s unemployment is screwed up. He is missing all of August including the extra $300 for that time period. Our state Senator says he is in a file with about 200 people in her district. There are 40 districts in NJ. She also said be lucky only a few weeks are screwed up as some people have not received anything since March. Those pesky “computer errors” again.

  17. D-FENS says:

    Any of you guys in North Jersey worried about ice dams on your roofs?

    I ended up making a homemade roof rake and knocking as much off as I can near the gutters

  18. BRT says:

    First off, Pumps,

    I feel for you. The government created an environment where some people aren’t allowed to work, other people are allowed to skip their bills while others must pay in full. And of course, everyone still needs to pay their taxes. It’s a Covid caste system.

    That being said, I and others have maintained that being a landlord has some severe downsides. The landlord tenant laws in this state overwhelmingly favor the tenant in just about every way. Once you get a deadbeat in, it’s very hard to get him out. You are now finally experiencing the worst part of the business. Deadbeat renters have always existed, they’ve just become legal now. And I’ve got news for you, he’s got a job and probably collecting unemployment as well.

    Here’s what I would suggest. The guy owns a landscaping business? At the very least, you should try to cut a deal in where you can deduct the amount he owes you to landscape your property. That being said, get a lawyer now. Because he’s going to drag this out as long as he can.

  19. Juice Box says:

    Start with offering 1 months rent or something to leave by the end of the month.

    Back during the housing bubble someone I know was living in a rental in Hoboken got about a years rent in cash to move out. Buyer wanted tenants out so they could convert the old brownstone from a multi to a 1 family and flip it. It was worth paying the tenants to leave as timing is everything you know. The appreciation in $$ may not be there this time next year, and smarter tenants know it.

  20. Juice Box says:

    I have an ice dam in front of my driveway. The plows finally came through late last night. I spent the better part of the morning clearing it and I am still not done.

  21. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I’m f’ed. Lol

    What a joke of a system….really can’t make this stuff up. Talk about the govt throwing me into the corner and kicking me when I’m down.

    grim says:
    February 3, 2021 at 8:55 am
    Nobody is going to buy a two family house with a tenant late on rent.

    Even if you lie to get to closing, no lawyer worth their salt will let that deal close.

    You’ll be asked for a minimum 12 months payment history, proof of payment, check deposits, etc.

    There is a reason for the phrase “Delivered Vacant”

  22. PumpkinFace says:

    This slogan fits you perfectly.

    The Great Pumpkin says:
    February 3, 2021 at 8:28 am

    It’s okay if I benefit, but not okay if I don’t.

  23. 30 year realtor says:

    Someone will be willing to buy a 2 family home with a tenant who has not paid rent. You will have to eat the back rent and sell at a discount to a cash buyer. If I were the buyer you would also need to assign the right to collect the back rent. If you are interested in selling for a distressed price, please let me know.

  24. crushednjmillenial says:

    Covid death counter on CNN . . .

    3,100 people died of COVID in the USA yesterday. On November 15, 2020 (i.e., before the combined effects of cold-and-flu season starting and the holiday Covid spike), that day’s death total was 1,500.

    I look at the covid numbers each morning. Today, when I saw the numbers, for some reason I wondered if CNN still had its daily case total and death counter on the right side of the screen as it had for many months. The covid death counter is gone. Did it get taken down right after Biden was inaugurated?

  25. RC NJ says:

    D-FENS, going out to my yard soon myself to rake the snow off the roof. Home Depot has roof rakes. I have icicles three feet long already. I just have to walk through the two feet of snow in my yard and dig out the shed door in order to get it. Poor planning on my part.

  26. BidenIsTheGOAT says:

    More and more people referring to the proper description for the media, which is propaganda.

    The appointment of an accused rapist, accused of a rape on the campaign trail, should have been a mortal wound. The propaganda industry covered for him.

    The sacrifice and subsequent cover up of assisted living residents was never fully detailed. The propaganda industry “fake news by omission”. What did they know and when? What metrics did they use to make the decision and who?

    Valid journalistic questions that will not be answered, at least until he term expires and the cover story cemented.

  27. Bystander says:

    Boo hoo..for a dozen years you watched the Fed pump up stock prices, push your housing value up artificially while also providing a jump in rents..and now you want to slam poor tenant scraping by? No worries dummy – Fed is pumping trillions to exec boards and in about 5 years, once labor gets paid from all printing, the lower blue collar landscaper will see a 3% jump in his wages. You can then cheer about this hot economy and hope you settle for $100.

  28. D-FENS says:

    They wreck your roof. The ice will peel back your shingles and cause a leak.

    https://extension.umn.edu/protecting-home-rain-and-ice/dealing-and-preventing-ice-dams#:~:text=An%20ice%20dam%20is%20a,ceilings%2C%20insulation%20and%20other%20areas.

    Juice Box says:
    February 3, 2021 at 9:06 am
    I have an ice dam in front of my driveway. The plows finally came through late last night. I spent the better part of the morning clearing it and I am still not done.

  29. Bystander says:

    My father, retired, has some interest in small marine manufacturing company is California. They have been working on selling it. He tells me yesterday that the rich exec board got a $2m loan from PPP. The auditors said does not have to paid back, no tax consequences and bump gets put right into overall valuation of company equating to 8% extra money to all investors. They have hired nobody in over a year. Multiply this by thousands of businesses in country (non-entertainment, non-restaurant) and there are your trillions at work. Go long yachts, Bugattis, private islands and barb wire.

  30. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Thanks for empathy and advice. Calling a lawyer today. My sister’s good friend is a real estate lawyer and gave me a number to a lawyer that specializes in this. I just don’t understand how you don’t give a landlord a way out. It’s f’ing nuts.

    BRT says:
    February 3, 2021 at 9:02 am
    First off, Pumps,

  31. crushednjmillenial says:

    Grim, I wrote a long write-up in response to Pumpkin’s eviction moratorium problem, but it went to mod. If you can, please release it. If not, Pumpkin will be ok as long as he gets over to a competent attorney.

  32. crushednjmillenial says:

    Pumpkin at 8:28 a.m. re Eviction Moratorium . . .

    Pumpkin, I am sorry to hear that your tenant is maximizing his rights under the eviction moratorium. This is not legal advice, but this is, roughly speaking, how you maximize a landlord’s rights in this scenario. Pardon the Charles Dickens length and Trump-style dyslexia, but I just tried to spit this out.

    (1) Hire a lawyer. This is a blue state. It’s not advisable to go too far into the reeds of LL-T without a lawyer. Especially not now where delays in pursuing your rights can dramatically increase your losses. Your lawyer will probably advise you do the next steps.

    (2) File a non-payment eviction action. This lawsuit is seeking POSSESSION of your housing unit. You will not receive a trial date, but your action will be in the line for when they start hearing these again (maybe mid-2021, maybe sooner or later, maybe when Gov. Murphy gets asked by a journalist if he will let some tenants facing eviction move into his 30-bedroom mansion).

    (Post 1 of x) (second try from original post bc it was maybe too long)

  33. crushednjmillenial says:

    (3) File a money judgment action. This lawsuit is seeking a MONEY JUDGMENT for the money you are owed. This should be filed in DC court, so you will be able to possibly receive a default judgment or a summary judgment “on the papers” (i.e, without any in-person hearings). Then, your lawyer will seek to collect by either bank levy (against the person’s banking assets including any bank account that you received a check from), wage garnishment (from any ongoing job), or a few more-specialized other avenues for collection. If your tenant owns a business that is a corporation, you might seize the shares of that corporation and become owner of it (which, is of course, is not realistically going to net you any funds, but will at least take something from the bad guy that is messing with you by unfairly not paying something on his debt – or maybe that’s a bad idea somehow, ask your lawyer).

    (4) If you have a basis, file an eviction action relating to grounds besides non-payment. This is seeking POSSESSION for a reason other than non-payment. Is your tenant damaging your property, stealing your tools from your workshed, or threatening your staff, etc.? This can be a high bar, depending on where you are in the State. Overall, the local judges have been unfair about how they have been handling this, but maybe there is a fair judge handling this in Passaic County, I don’t know.

    (Post 2 of x) (second attempt)

  34. crushednjmillenial says:

    (5) Buy-Out. Cash for Keys. Maybe your deadbeat would take some money to go away. Your lawyer can structure the contract for you and might be able to advise what is a fair price.

    (6) Government Funds. If you don’t have a basis for a non-payment eviction, and the tenant won’t take a buy-out, then get them on Government assistance. You are fortunate that you didn’t have rent trouble right away in March 2020. LL’s with bigger portfolios certainly did and it became job No. 1 to make sure that the T’s were getting government USD so you had a chance of them paying you. Some Government USD actually gets sent directly to you. Google it or call social services, etc. Some in the industry are expecting a big LL government aid package to reimburse much of the losses – I personalyl don’t believe it is coming, but that’s another conversation.

    (Post 3 of x)

  35. crushednjmillenial says:

    (7) Advocate. Write your legislators and other government officials. Write the LL trade associations. Call in to Gov. Murphy at his “Ask the Governor” show and ask him when this will end because you’re losing your shirt (except, be careful about identifying yourself or the fire inspector, building inspector, lawn inspector, and tidy living inspector from your town, county, and state will be coming by to hand you your obligatory daily fines for nonsense for the rest of DEm control in NJ, and your property taxes will magically roar higher somehow, and maybe you’ll have trouble at your government job somehow too). Email journalists to ask them to ask the Gov “will tenants live free for ten years? twenty? forever?” After covid stopped roaring in teh summer of 2020, I was able to get the Gov asked questions about the eviction moratorium at his press conferences. I stopped pressing for this because his answers left me pale as a ghost and figuratively vomiting to exhaustion. The more he talks about this topic, the more it shows that (a) he does not know anything about the LL-T industry in NJ, (b) he does not have an industry voice explaining the industry whatsoever, and (c) he is committed to leftist populism on this issue, come what may. I am shocked, shocked how weak the NJAA and other LL trade associations actually are – the eviction moratorium has been unspeakable pro-tenant in a way taht few could have imagined in March 2020.

    (Post 4 of x)

  36. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Dick,

    He has a landscaping business. Wake up. Not everyone is a poor renter just getting by. It sounds nice, though, doesn’t it. Those poor renters..

    If you are all for the renters, why don’t you pay the renter’s living expense by collecting a one time tax. That sounds fair, right? Everyone pay the bill for the renters not paying their rent. In the name of “good.” Oh right, then you would complain and be unhappy as it impacts your pocket.

    Bystander says:
    February 3, 2021 at 9:47 am
    Boo hoo..for a dozen years you watched the Fed pump up stock prices, push your housing value up artificially while also providing a jump in rents..and now you want to slam poor tenant scraping by? No worries dummy – Fed is pumping trillions to exec boards and in about 5 years, once labor gets paid from all printing, the lower blue collar landscaper will see a 3% jump in his wages. You can then cheer about this hot economy and hope you settle for $100.

  37. BRT says:


    grim says:
    February 3, 2021 at 7:44 am

    Murphy will win by a landslide.

    He knows how to play the game, it doesn’t actually matter what you do, as long as you manage perception.
    Hold my beer says:
    February 3, 2021 at 7:55 am

    It’s sad how the media fawns all over Murphy and cuomo.

    I have a friend that said he thinks Murphy handled the crisis of virus spread better than anyone. When I presented him numbers on death rate to show him that we tripled the worse countries in the world at the time, he just wrote it off. Completely unconvinced. He’s getting reelected because enough people in this state keep their head buried in the sand. You want to vote Dem, fine. But if I were a Dem, I’d be demanding a different candidate.

  38. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Crushed,

    Thank you for taking the time out of your day to post that. I’m starting with the first step today, hiring a lawyer. Valuable post, thank you.

  39. BRT says:

    I’ve said this before, it wasn’t long ago that tons of places in the city were forced to pay the mafia a rate “for protection”. Guiliani put an end to it as a prosecutor and later as a mayor. But with a mayor that openly advocates lawlessness, I can only imagine them making a comeback.

    You can’t legally evict someone. But if Paulie Walnuts and Christopher Moltisanti show up implying to you that you need to leave, who’s going to fight that one?

    “So you give me a little slice, let’s say 10%”

  40. Hold my beer says:

    Pumps,

    That stinks having a deadbeat tenant who has the means to pay.

    I wonder how many of these deadbeats will be paying cash for a new car or banking their rent for a downpayment on a house, or simply blowing it on vacations

  41. Libturd says:

    Crushed.

    I am a participant in a bunch of landlord forums. Your list is exactly right. Options 4 and 5 appear to be the best moves. Typically, once the squatters stops paying, they also stop caring. Easiest way out is finding a pet inside of a home with a no pet lease. Second common one is abuse of shared spaces. The judges know what’s going on and many tenants have been evicted under lamer circumstances.

    Speaking of hiding income, when I went to the Restaurant Depot on Saturday morning, I noticed that the more full the cart was, the more likely the person would pay in cash. These were clearly restaurant people. Everyone who paid with a credit card was just a small business owner like me. If I were to guess, I would bet less than 5% of all cash receipts in restaurants are recorded or reported.

    On the Murphy tip. He is definitely beatable. His body of work is a flaming tire fire. All it would take is a straight-forward Republican business leader, preferably of minority decent, who didn’t mention they were a member of the red team too much.

  42. Libturd says:

    From what I’ve witnessed on the forums, I would bet more than two-thirds of the non-paying renters have not been damaged materially due to Covid. This abuse is way worse in the more urban areas than in the suburbs. I’m guessing, because abuse of government programs is much more rampant among the urban set in these parts.

  43. BRT says:

    Lib,

    for the longest time, my uncle owned vending machines and had an account at Restaurant Depot. He, at some point, was pulling in $80k a year by moving product from there to various establishments that were buying products for more than the price from there. He always did it in cash and never showed a cent of income. That play dried up after 5 years. This was right around the time the internet started taking off so the price gaps likely closed at that time.

  44. Libturd says:

    If people are not aware, anyone can get into RD even without a legitimate business due to Covid. Though there are no more shortages, somehow RD is still open to everyone.

    I just told them my LLC was a catering business so I could be official and get the flyer in the mail. Speaking of mail, we haven’t seen any since Saturday.

  45. grim says:

    RD is what Costco used to be. Every once in a while, you come across a ridiculous deal on meat or seafood.

  46. Bystander says:

    Lib,

    Not disagreeing. I would generally sympathize with any landlord who gets caught in this BS but Blump is particular jerk-off who think the economy works for all. They have worked for him for a long time. Now a rule is stacked against him and he cries (rightfully so perhaps). He likes the blanket “great” money dropping by Fed to “save economy” but now does not like that same system did it by circumventing traditional rules. Sorry, you have no idea on his financials and landscaping is seasonal. Sure you can make money on snow plowing now but light winters like last year? It is tree removal or design too? Perhaps some coin there but not grass-cutting/snow plow variety.

  47. Libturd says:

    Bystander. Believe me, I have mega sympathy for those who got fukced by Covid. But there has been no attempt to target those in need. Instead, those who really need it receive a pittance. And those who don’t need it are throwing it into GME. It’s a hell of a government we have here. Just as these Covid payments waste huge sums of money on those who don’t need it. These anti-eviction orders are also not targeted. Small landlords like me stand to lose 40 to 50K per year on properties that hardly generate 10K a year in profit. That’s 5 years of earnings power. Worst of all, the small landlord will disappear with their affordable properties. Everyone will have to overpay the greedy big developers going forward. I can’t tell you how many multi’s I’ve seen change hands. These are going directly from mom & pop landlords into the hands of huge rental property managers. So in the end, this order will hurt a lot more than it will have helped. This is the way of most government intervention into the market.

    How hard would it have been to make tenants apply for a temporary check from the government by proving hardship. Instead, they truly fukced the landlord. I wasn’t scared, becuase I am unconventional and clever. Believe me. I could get tenants out if I wanted to. I can think of about ten different ways. But I’ve been both lucky and a super vetter to improve my chances of being lucky.

    The multi across the street from me just sold. Dollars to donuts, it will be converted into a single family like the home on my left. If not, some conglomerate will fix it up and hike the rents. Nice job Murphy.

  48. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Bystander,

    Fair enough. I’m working with the guy, but when you ignore me for a month straight, I start to lose my cool. If you don’t have the rent, fine, but it’s not cool to ignore me.

  49. BidenIsTheGOAT says:

    Speaking of propaganda, they can’t yet build a case in the death of the capital police officer. And they haven’t released the autopsy findings, yet it hasn’t stopped the propagandists from claiming he was murders.

    My guess is we will fid our that was all made up. Like I said, without his death at the hands of MAGA people the whole capital riot becomes a non story.

    No one cares about Congress people like snowflake AOC. Cry me a river.

  50. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I’ve been working with him since last year. I’m not some lunatic landlord with no compassion. I just lose compassion when I feel I’m being screwed over. All he has to do is pick up the phone or respond by text.

    I know what’s going to happen, as soon I get the lawyer involved, he will stop ignoring me. It’s just bs that it has to get to this.

  51. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Nailed it!

    Libturd says:
    February 3, 2021 at 11:25 am

  52. Fast Eddie says:

    O’BidenIsTheGOAT,

    Speaking of the Capital, I wonder if CNN or MSNBC made comparisons of the January 6th event to this:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_United_States_Senate_bombing

  53. BidenIsTheGOAT says:

    Eddie the left burnt down 50 cities last year and killed dozens they pretend like it didn’t happen.

  54. Libturd says:

    “If you don’t have the rent, fine, but it’s not cool to ignore me.”

    You really shouldn’t be in the landlording business.

    When I interview my prospective tenants, I make it incredibly clear that the rent gets paid by the first of the month. Though I have a provision in the lease where they are charged a late fee after the 5th, I told them that no one has ever paid the late fee, though some have not paid me by the first of the month. In those rare cases, they were no longer my tenant by the 5th. Then, I quickly add that I will do whatever you reasonably request and in most cases immediately. I’ll be the best landlord you have ever had, UNTIL the rent isn’t paid by the 1st. Then I offer up my list of 15 former tenants they are welcome to call for confirmation. To this day, I have never received rent past the first. Not ever. For what it’s worth, your familie’s income better not be more than 30% of my rent or I’m not signing. Hopefully, I can remain as picky as I have been able to all of these years. The loss of train station cache I fear is about to change that.

  55. Libturd says:

    So breaking into the Capital with cable ties to be used as handcuffs for members of our government is okay as long as we don’t kill anyone during the break-in.

    You guys are all sniffing glue.

    Now tell me, which dozens did the left kill? Name me one.

    Morons.

  56. Libturd says:

    Just to be clear. Lying over and over about things that did not happen does not make them true. Glad to be of service.

    Enjoy the impeachment sequel.

  57. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Lib,

    Yup, you have to be like that or you lose. The profit margin is so small, you can’t make mistakes. This eviction law really blind sided me. I didn’t think this guy was a bad individual until what he has put me through the past year. He owes me so much money, and I know I will never get it back. In his mind, he prob thinks he is smart. Getting over on the system. Just know you are a POS when you look into that mirror.

  58. Fast Eddie says:

    Lying over and over about things that did not happen does not make them true.

    You mean, like, Russian Collusion?

  59. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I’m just fortunate to not rely on his money to pay the bills. Just sad, heis stealing my hard work and sacrifice to be in this position. Thanks.

  60. crushednjmillenial says:

    Lib at 11:25 . . .

    What are some clever ways for getting a tenant out?

  61. crushednjmillenial says:

    Pumpkin,

    My eight point was going to be that if you didn’t want to deal with all those other courses of action, you could sell. The price right now will not be very different than pre-covid.

  62. crushednjmillenial says:

    And, my ninth, which should have been mentioned. If the guy doesn’t want to pay, sometimes his wife does. So, if you text her, you might get somewhere. Similarly, if you send a letter addressed to both of them and explain that the next step is the legal system which will effect credit scores and future landlord/employment background checks.

    Also, sometimes they might not know that partial payments are good. If he can’t pay you the whole rent, then collecting half a month of rent until the moratorium is over might be a better NPV for you than the legal route or selling. It’s always much easier to receive voluntary payments than to get the legal system to force it out of someone.

  63. joyce says:

    Yes Gary like that. Bad is bad. Wrong is wrong. Two wrong don’t make a right. Children are taught this lesson; why can’t adults understand this?

    Fast Eddie says:
    February 3, 2021 at 11:57 am
    Lying over and over about things that did not happen does not make them true.

    You mean, like, Russian Collusion?

  64. Fast Eddie says:

    Who’s Gary?

  65. No One says:

    Pumpkin,
    Maybe watch some episodes of Scooby-Doo to see how you can scare away tenants off your property. Just hope that no meddling kids show up to investigate these supernatural occurrences.

  66. Libturd says:

    Crush,

    That’s easy. My lease says I can enter at any time with prior notice. Perhaps it’s time to replace the bathtub, or remove the leaded solder joints on the copper pipes for safety. No water for the next few days. Sorry. Don’t worry though, I’ll put you up in the Beauty Rest Motel for $19 a night. When you get back, I may have changed the locks on the doors and forgotten to give you the keys. Oh, once I bring the keys over, my buddie Eddie may have forgotten to flush after we both downed that anchovy and onion pizza. Rinse and repeat. This will only go on for a few days. You don’t mind that we used your sheets to wipe up a water leak. It was an emergency. Oh crap, the water main is dripping. Back to the Beauty Rest. Yes, all illegal. Yes, all extremely difficult to prove without a lawyer. Squatters don’t use lawyers. Trust me. They just leave and screw someone else.

  67. Juice Box says:

    Lib – except the zip ties are actually “white flex cuffs” and they were found by Larry Rendell Brock when they stormed the capitol he did not bring them they were dropped by Capitol police during the mayhem. Listen to his interview that he gave to the press before was arrested. I do not expect during the trial they will even bring it up.

    I am not justifying what happened. They should have not stormed the Capitol but this was far from an insurrection or coup as they weren’t heavily armed. You cannot take over a government without real weapons, a bunch of flag poles ain’t going to do it. As we all know they left on their own after a few hours as well, obviously they had no plans at all.

    Even so the crimes were committed they should be prepared to do the time.

    Charges are as follows for him.

    One count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without permission and and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

    Prosecutors did not charge him with SEDITIOUS CONSPIRACY. There is no evidence of it.

  68. BRT says:

    When I moved from an Avalon apartment into a rental house, I made sure the landlord was aware that I knew the laws as I always do. First off, I take pictures literally the first minute I arrive. Then, we spend the next day cleaning every single square inch, including, getting the dust off the shades. Before and after pictures of day 1 were sent directly to my landlord. I also had conversations with him about my previous landlords and court battles. Well, he was arrogant enough to cross me and forced me to take him to court. The judge laughed when he looked at our stack of pictures and asked “are you preparing for a murder trial?”. It got to the point where the mediator couldn’t get our landlord to agree to anything and the judge had to have the clerk taken aside and tell him, he’s going to get screwed big time on double damages unless he settles now.

    The corporation that I had to deal with in the townhome I rented sent the check in full with the agreement that I agree not to sue them if they gave me back 100% of my deposit.

  69. Juice Box says:

    re: “If the guy doesn’t want to pay, sometimes his wife does.”

    Is she hot Pumps?

  70. Libturd says:

    And Eddie,

    Not once did I ever say there was collusion. Was there interference? Absolutely. I saw the emails and the fake news articles all over social media. Why, who, for what? I never said it. I also laughed at the pissing dossier. The truth is, if the sources of stories don’t identify themselves, then I chose to keep my mouth shut. Let me know when you find any significant voter fraud. Stop defending that Trump. He was a moron. He attracted a moron following. Like most other morons, he means good, but simply isn’t smart enough to succeed.

  71. joyce says:

    They did not leave on their own.

    Juice Box says:
    February 3, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    As we all know they left on their own after a few hours as well, obviously they had no plans at all.

  72. joyce says:

    A slightly less crazy poster from the recent past.

    Fast Eddie says:
    February 3, 2021 at 12:19 pm
    Who’s Gary?

  73. Covid swab another way says:
  74. Libturd says:

    Juice. Appreciate the clarification on the cable ties. None the less, that’s only one point. I never condoned the rioting in Seattle and Portland, though I continue to believe that the BLM movement is just beginning. The simple fact that the police in NJ can’t afford cop cams is clear proof that there is a systemic issue. These police vehicles already average nearly 40K a pop. They can’t find a grand for a camera?

    Next time, it won’t just be looting. Trust me. Nothing has changed. Probably 75% of the white males in our country still get their knickers in a bunch over someone kneeling during the national anthem. We are a stupid people.

  75. Fast Eddie says:

    The truth is, if the sources of stories don’t identify themselves, then I chose to keep my mouth shut.

    The left1st media must have used the term, “Anonymous sources say” about 5735 times in the last five years when it came to slandering the right.

    Going out to push some snow around. :)

  76. Libturd says:

    Be careful with those ice jams, btw. You are generally better off leaving them alone than trying to clear them. I’ve seen a lot of people destroy their fascias, gutters and get hurt themselves clearing snow off of their roofs. In my lifetime, I only know of one house that actually got serious ice dam damage. Just one! I think people see the icicles and panic. If anything, let it be a reminder to clean your gutters in the late fall.

  77. Juice Box says:

    Joyce the vast majority of the people there were not dragged out in cuffs, they left on their own. There were only something like 13 arrest. The protest that was peaceful until 2PM became a riot which was over at 5:30PM when it was declared that capitol was secure. Congress was back at 8PM to finish their certification.

    It was criminal but does not rise to the level of sedition. As far as the death of the police officer very tragic. He was in that mele with the protestors, and died. What of we do not know yet exactly but Capitol Police union chairman Gus Papathanasiou said he died of a stroke.

  78. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Lib,

    That’s exactly what my brother said to me. Beat him into submission by constantly turning off the hot water or heat, and fixing it every few days till he gives up.

  79. Libturd says:

    Just be careful Pumps. There’s a fine line between necessary repairs and harassment. Make sure you never intimate harassment while you make his life miserable.

  80. Fabius Maximus says:

    Collusion always struck me as a funny word to use. It turns out the people that used it at the beginning were using it to front run the narrative. Instead of talking about what Muller was looking at, the talking point was always around there was no crime of Collusion here. Thats true, because there are no laws on the books defining it. No one ever accused Donnie of collusion. That was just used as a deflection from discussing the real issues.

    As for the Steele dossier. Nothing in it has been disproved. There is an open question on who was holding Cohens phone when it pinged in the Seychelles. If team Red could dispute any point in that dossier, they would have used it as a wedge issue and screamed about it 24×7. On the other side, while we don’t have a definitive answer on if a tape exists, about 70% of the overall dossier has been backed up and verified.

  81. joyce says:

    This sounds like the IRS saying their system is based on “voluntary” compliance. Would the people who were not dragged out in cuffs have left if the police didn’t tell them to leave?

    Juice Box says:
    February 3, 2021 at 12:58 pm
    Joyce the vast majority of the people there were not dragged out in cuffs, they left on their own.

  82. Libturd says:

    I bet that little old lady who thought she was in the Cracker Barrel gift shop would have left on her own.

    Meant to ask Grim. Refinancing for savings alone or are you doing some more work on the place?

    Also, bank or broker?

  83. crushednjmillenial says:

    I won’t count someone else’s money and I won’t tell someone else how to run their business.

    Anyone that has the testicles to mess around with utility service and such in blue state NJ has a lot of faith in the eventual blue state, pro-tenant judge he might end up in front of. Maybe once on a really cold Friday night or something because the inspector won’t be in until Monday morning . . . but lol at a pattern of boiler breakdown.

    Criminal self-help statute (note reference to “shutting off . . . vital services . . . [including] heat, electricity, and water.”): N.J.S.A. 2C:33-11.1.

    Civil self-help statute (note refernece to attorneys’ fees): N.J.S.A 2A:39-1 through 8.

    Anyone going down this road has a lot of faith in a blue state judge to not warp the law to somehow slam the LL, no matter what. Also, Gov Murphy became as impassioned as he ever has when some allegations of landlord water shutoffs started percolating around in the early days of the pandemic (“If this happened to you, I want my office to know, and we will deal with that Landlord!”). Lib, you have more business experience than I do but in my experience, a born american (distinct from a foreign born tenant) in a blue state who would not pay the rent is EXACTLY who would know where the attorneys’ fees get shifted.

  84. BRT says:

    Pumps, if you read back to this day: https://njrereport.com/index.php/2019/03/26/fha-getting-a-bit-too-risky/

    Many of us warned you of this. It should be a sobering awakening that you can lose in real estate, especially in investment properties. All it takes is one scumbag to make it all not worth it.

  85. Juice Box says:

    Fab- Steele, and his primary source Ukrainian Igor Danchenko did not have any direct information of anything. In any court that is hearsay, yet it was still used to obtain a top secret warrant that nobody was allowed to know about because it was “classified”.

    You better hope that some lawyer at the FBI does not to frame you with the same kind of illegal activity.

  86. leftwing says:

    Pumps, alternative resolution management. Will cost you less than ten hours of lawyer time and much quicker.

  87. Fabius Maximus says:

    Juice another great frontrunner. We got a lot of that in the last impeachment and we are seeing again in this one.
    These processes are not subject to the rules of civil procedure or evidence. So you can’t say “in any court that is X” Just like if something does not clear the high bar in a Criminal trial does not mean it wont clear the bar in Civil court. We all learnt that lesson with OJ Simpson.

    As to what the dossier is. I leave it to others to explain.
    https://www.lawfareblog.com/steele-dossier-retrospective

  88. D-FENS says:

    Interesting back and forth for anyone following AOC’s dramatic story about her near death experience at the Capitol.

    https://twitter.com/jackposobiec/status/1357028286728187906?s=21

  89. Fabius Maximus says:

    Lib does your $10K factor in your P&I debt servicing?

    I was always told that eviction in NJ, especially if there are kids involved, can be a two year process. So you better be able to float that nut for that period.

    I rented my place for a lot of years and the landlord was a weird sort of semi-corporate setup. It was a small builder bought out by a conglomerate. When my landlord said he was selling up, I was ready to lawyer up. I was not moving on his terms. It was moot as we agreed on the lowball price and we gave him justification to get corporate sign off on the deal. They sent a realtor to appraise for the in house listing and we all had a chat on the hurdles he would have to clear to get it sold with a sitting tenant.

    On the other side, I tried to buy a two family with a tenant. I asked for a copy of the lease to review. I wanted vacant possession. I don’t think the ink dry on the paper. The owners were trying to give the tenant a sweetheart deal on the way out.

  90. Fast Eddie says:

    Love seeing these skyrocketing gas prices. Thanks, O’Biden!

  91. Libturd says:

    Wait. So the markets back up, so we’ll now pick on a commodity. Next week, will it be the cost of a haircut when oil goes back down?

    You do realize, gas prices tend to increase when the future points to increased demand (a hearty recovery)?

    Fab – 10K was a number out of my head. Some years I turn more, some years much less (like when you have to replace a roof or the furnace). You know how that works.

  92. Fast Eddie says:

    Lib,

    I don’t remember you tailoring the conversation to fit the narrative when Trump was in office; however… c’est la vie.

  93. Fast Eddie says:

    Fabisu,

    We’re 35 cents/gallon higher since the old f.uck was ordained, that’s all I’m saying.

  94. Fabius Maximus says:

    No Gary, we are up 16 cents since inauguration we are up 35 cents from election day.

    Are you still working in alternate facts or alternate math?

  95. Fast Eddie says:

    Shut down the vote count when it wasn’t falling in their favor, shut down alternate viewpoints on conservative platforms, halt stock trading because it was harming liberal elites… what could be next?

  96. Bystander says:

    Crush

    “What are some clever ways for getting a tenant out?”

    #1 – F* his wife or gf. Break up the relationship. Force the move..

  97. joyce says:

    He does work with alternate facts and alternate math… just like yourself. It’s been 20+ years and you still say there was a surplus during Bill Clinton’s presidency.

    Fabius Maximus says:
    February 3, 2021 at 2:45 pm
    No Gary, we are up 16 cents since inauguration we are up 35 cents from election day.

    Are you still working in alternate facts or alternate math?

  98. ExEssex says:

    2:46 Lock Him Up.

  99. BRT says:

    With the amount of stimulus and pork that’s coming, you won’t need to pick a commodity, they will all go up.

  100. joyce says:

    I’m not as familiar as others regarding the stock trading news the last couple of weeks, but who are the liberal elites in the story?

    I hope it’s Steve Cohen:

    In 2015, Steven Cohen and his wife, Alexandra, donated $2.25 million to a Super PAC called America Leads that supported Chris Christie’s presidential candidacy.
    https://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/07/31/chris-christie-super-pac-raises-11-million-from-a-handful-of-donors/?mtrref=en.wikipedia.org&gwh=E92D2F7CC8730224588A5EB39F4671D4&gwt=regi&assetType=REGIWALL

    In 2017, Cohen contributed $1 million to Donald Trump’s inauguration.
    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/steven-a-cohen-among-the-million-dollar-donors-to-trump-inauguration-2017-04-19/

    Fast Eddie says:
    February 3, 2021 at 2:46 pm
    Shut down the vote count when it wasn’t falling in their favor, shut down alternate viewpoints on conservative platforms, halt stock trading because it was harming liberal elites… what could be next?

  101. Bystander says:

    Lib, This is it in a nutshell..or have some some options for making PPP loan repayable or taxable in cases. It was helicoptering at worst level. Instead, give trillions to rich people who don’t need in hopes in trickles down to your tenant, which it never will. Instead, hold up stimulus payments bc it became political ‘too little/ too much’. Instead, have your ‘year 20’ discussion on possibly raising the federal min wage which was raised a measly $2 is 25 f-in years.

    “How hard would it have been to make tenants apply for a temporary check from the government by proving hardship. Instead, they truly fukced the landlord”

    Speaking of f-ed – 0% raise for third year, 5% bonus. All star rating again. Hope you guys doing better than me.

  102. BRT says:

    Stevie contributes to both sides of the coin. He and his wife had a massive fundraiser for Mayor Pete. He’s also donated to Cuomo.

    His wife is from the inner city. She said if you strolled through his mansion, you have her entire extended family hanging out in the house screaming and cursing watching TV while Dick Cheney and the secret service ate lunch in the kitchen and planned investments. This was while he was VP.

  103. BidenIsTheGOAT says:

    Sounds like skowflake AOC was caught lying again. She got awfully defensive and used a straw man non sequiter argument, which is dishonest. We Have no idea who planted the pipe bombs(if that even happened).

  104. BidenIsTheGOAT says:

    She claimed someone pounded on the door and it left her traumatized. Yeah, that was a cop checking on her.

    She’s every bit as crazy as Marjorie Taylor Greene, the issue is theft has a dozen Ike her.

  105. Libturd says:

    Not playing partisan politics here and I have not been following this silly AOC he said, she said. Did she say Covid would be over by Easter? Nearly every one of you right wing fools defended it in some way? Come on now. Does it really matter if she was traumatized? It’s not like she was saying Covid-19 would be over by Easter. It’s not even in the same galaxy.

    With that said, no one in the Democratic Party is scaring the right more than AOC for some moronic reason. They’ve been completely infatuated with her every move. Of course, this is a complete waste of time, as the establishment Dems will never give her or Bernie or Warren, the light of day. But keep on putting her up on a pedestal. One day, you just might make her president.

    Personally, I like a lot of her positions, but dislike her loud mouth. Hey, sounds a lot like the average Trump supporter defending their leader. Now, wait a minute!

  106. No One says:

    Libturd, I like her mouth but hate almost all her positions.
    AOC is being used to stir up the opponent base just as that House QAnon lady is being used by Dems. I bet more Dems agree with AOC’s positions and ideals than Republican congresspeople believe in QAnon.

  107. 3b says:

    Lib I don’t think AOC has any well developed positions on any topic. Quite ill informed and arrogant, as well as talking like she is in middle school. Totally not impressed with her at all. She should pick one to two areas that she claims to care about and become an expert in those areas, not sound bites.

  108. Fabius Maximus says:

    Joyce,

    There are many ways to cut it, but Clinton was the last to move it in the right direction.

    https://www.thebalance.com/us-deficit-by-year-3306306

    FY Deficit (in billions) Debt Increase Deficit/GDP Events
    1993 $255 $346 3.7% Clinton signed Budget Act

    1994 $203 $282 2.8% Clinton budget
    1995 $164 $281 2.1% Expansion
    1996 $107 $251 1.3% Welfare reform

    1997 $22 $188 0.3% Expansion
    1998 ($69) $113 (0.8%) LTCM crisis, recession

    1999 ($126) $130 (1.3%) Glass-Steagall repealed

    2000 ($236) $18 (2.3%) Surplus
    2001 ($128) $133 (1.2%) 9/11 attacks, EGTRRA

    2002 $158 $421 1.4% War on Terror

    2003 $378 $555 3.3% JGTRRA
    2004 $413 $596 3.4% Iraq War

  109. joyce says:

    https://treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/debttothepenny.htm

    Fiscal
    Year Year
    Ending National Debt Deficit
    FY1993 09/30/1993 $4.411488 trillion
    FY1994 09/30/1994 $4.692749 trillion $281.26 billion
    FY1995 09/29/1995 $4.973982 trillion $281.23 billion
    FY1996 09/30/1996 $5.224810 trillion $250.83 billion
    FY1997 09/30/1997 $5.413146 trillion $188.34 billion
    FY1998 09/30/1998 $5.526193 trillion $113.05 billion
    FY1999 09/30/1999 $5.656270 trillion $130.08 billion
    FY2000 09/29/2000 $5.674178 trillion $17.91 billion
    FY2001 09/28/2001 $5.807463 trillion $133.29 billion

  110. joyce says:

    Deficits were less and decreased absolutely, but there was no surplus.

  111. ExEssex says:

    The right still has reps who think Jews have lasers that cause forest fires.

  112. ExEssex says:

    And she sits on the Education Committee FFS.

  113. The Great Pumpkin says:

    REAL ESTATE
    Good morning. Big Tech says all the right things about allowing employees to continue working from home, even after the pandemic. But that hardly means these corporate giants are writing off the office. Instead, many are getting more creative in thinking about work space. Amazon on Tuesday unveiled plans for the next phase of its HQ2 in Arlington, Va., reports Konrad Putzier. The centerpiece is a 350-foot tower known as the Helix, featuring two spiraling outdoor walkways with trees and plants that twist to the building’s top. Like Facebook, Google, Apple and others, Amazon prefers to reinvent the typical office space rather than simply jettison it.-wsj

  114. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Interesting, never even knew about this.

    leftwing says:
    February 3, 2021 at 1:57 pm
    Pumps, alternative resolution management. Will cost you less than ten hours of lawyer time and much quicker

  115. BRT says:

    AOC is a very low IQ individual, ignorant and arrogant. She doesn’t bring any intelligent ideas to the table.

  116. 3b says:

    Essex Lots of Liberals that are major anti Semites.

  117. FoPpIacZd says:

    kUfmlnwtYxgLCsZh

  118. ExEssex says:

    7:33 ooooo but she’s perky AF.

  119. ExEssex says:

    7:42 totally, in all the columns I’d make a decent conservative I just hate being lied to every minute.

  120. Fabius Maximus says:

    “AOC is a very low IQ individual”

    Really? You are better that that!

  121. Fabius Maximus says:

    Yea, here comes the accountability.

    “Biden has also reinstituted the oversight that was largely ignored by the previous administration. Today, Robert Stewart Jr., who won more than $38 million in federal contracts to deliver N95 masks despite the fact he had none and had no way of getting any, pleaded guilty to three counts of making false statements, wire fraud, and theft of government funds. Also today, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced the hiring of a number of officials who will be part of a crackdown on enforcement of tax laws both at home and abroad; the Internal Revenue Service estimates that about $441 billion a year in taxes owed are not collected.”

  122. Chicago says:

    Absolutely

    ExEssex says:
    February 3, 2021 at 8:02 pm
    7:33 ooooo but she’s perky AF

  123. Chicago says:

    Interesting. You have shown a consistent inability to be better than “that”.

    Fabius Maximus says:
    February 4, 2021 at 6:47 am
    “AOC is a very low IQ individual”

    Really? You are better that that!

  124. The Great Pumpkin says:

    It’s not the damn rates fueling demand, understand this. What’s fueling demand? What I have said on this blog since 2012/13, demographics. You just had the biggest demographic group (boomers) drive up prices in 2000-2005 as they competed for housing. Then they abandoned the housing market and crashed it.

    Now you have an even larger demographic group (millennials) going to work as they want to buy homes. They were going to drive up pricing no matter what, but add in the fact that housing inventory was ignored for 10 years, and you have the recipe for rising prices.

    Always said this was going to happen for anyone that would listen.

    “In the midst of a raging pandemic, with millions of Americans still out of work and facing the possibility of eviction and foreclosure, the United States is experiencing a real estate boom the likes of which it hasn’t seen in 15 years.
    Home prices are rising practically everywhere. From Augusta, Maine, to Phoenix, Arizona, and from Sarasota, Florida, to Aberdeen, Washington, prices are up by double digits.

    Driven by historically low interest rates that make borrowing cheap and waves of people fleeing densely populated cities because of COVID-19, home buying has become as competitive as it was during the boom years of the mid-2000s.”

    https://apple.news/ApNWUgCxZQY6FmU3BGhTBRg

  125. BRT says:

    Uh oh Lib, Musk tweeted your son’s Dogecoin and spiked it!

  126. 3b says:

    Fab: Perhaps you should actually listen to her when she speaks. Listen to her during various Congressional hearings and the questions she asks. She is an embarrassment. She is clueless on just about any topic she opines on. I know she is a Democrat and therefore cannot be criticized, but if there was a Republican version of AOC you would be the first to criticize.

  127. Juice Bxo says:

    re: “Musk tweeted your son’s Dogecoin”

    Perhaps because during last weeks run up to 7 cents Robinhood restricted buying of Dodgecoin. There is no regulator for crypto, no margin requirement etc and no reason for that to happen at all.

  128. Juice Box says:

    Biden Administration is now blaming doctors for the delay in vaccinations. What about our wonderful governors some of who threatened to fine and yank licenses of the heath care professionals over vaccine administration?

    85 days left to inoculate 100 million people, no scratch that 150 million people or is it now 150 million doses? How goes the FEMA plan for vaccination centers? So far all they have done is give the state and local government extra money 1.76 Billion on top of the billions already provided by congress to administer the vaccine and deployed so far only 401 FEMA staff to assist. I don’t see any tent cities going up…Some mobilization bla, bla bla.

    Current rate of doses per day is 1.3 million. Going to need to deploy tens of thousands of more qualified people to vaccinate 115 million people in 85 days, and I am including the people already vaccinated as a gimme.

  129. BRT says:

    The founder of Robinhood should be in jail. He’s already proven to blatantly lie about solvency issues and he is likely guilty of some sort of market manipulation by allowing unlimited sells simultaneously with limited buys. If he wanted to stop margin, that would have been fine. Or, he cobuld demand more from his customers in order to do so.

  130. Libturd says:

    tinyurl.com/1bbp2g9w

    Value investing is dead.

    When I beat that ARK Funds lady this year, perhaps I’ll open my own hedge fund. The best thing about the disruptors is that it makes people ignore the value plays.

    Who could have expected a company which installs insulation and another which sells pet products and landscaping products could outdo all of those cryptos, fuel cell and space exploration start-ups?

  131. Libturd says:

    BRT,

    He’s on top of it. And whole again. What he does is up to him.

  132. Libturd says:

    Chi,

    Chara is like 7 feet tall. As cool as it would be to receive those sticks, they are useless to anyone but him. The second you would try to sell them, you’d be caught. Dude who got them did the right thing.

  133. Chicago says:

    Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is being dubbed “Alexandria Ocasio-Smollett” as details emerge that she exaggerated the extent of her “trauma” from the Capitol riot, given that she was not at the site of the siege, but in an office building nearby.

  134. Libturd says:

    I hate when these politicians feel the need to lie. It’s so annoying and nearly all of them do it.

  135. The Great Pumpkin says:

    That’s good stuff. Nice job.

    Libturd says:
    February 4, 2021 at 9:50 am
    tinyurl.com/1bbp2g9w

    Value investing is dead.

  136. Libturd says:

    The truth Pumps, is that the gains are nice, more importantly, it provides some level of downside protection when the levee breaks. Those high (or no) P/E momentum stocks are going to get crushed. These little no-names, with their fair values (low P/Es) will drop 1/2 to 2/3rds less than a Tesla or a Bitcoin. One can not be heavily vested in this market. As I’ve been saying for the past two years. It’s diversification time.

  137. Hold my beer says:

    Remember when turner and aol merged? That didn’t work out to well.

  138. Hold my beer says:

    Anyone else still long Netscape?

  139. Yo! says:

    http://njar-public.stats.10kresearch.com/docs/lmu/x/EntireState?src=page

    Why did NJ house prices shoot up 15% higher in 2020 despite recession?

  140. Bystander says:

    Yo,

    I guess you and Dufus can talk the “fundamentals” of market – 0 rates, trillions of free money to businesses, thousands of stimulus sent to (employed) families helping as DP..and maybe #1, it was people scared sh*tless and fleeing city, wiling to pay anything to avoid dying. Hmm, it is all so unclear.

  141. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Looks like it bottomed.

    “The pandemic did some major damage to Manhattan’s office condominium market.

    A comparison of sales during the pandemic to pre-Covid deals in the same buildings showed a 32 percent drop in price per square foot, from $909 to $616, according to an analysis by Rudder Property Group.

    Bargain hunters have begun to see opportunity and some are taking action, said Michael Rudder, the principal of the firm, a commercial real estate brokerage specializing in office condos in the metropolitan area.

    “We have signed more contracts and have more closings in the first quarter of 2021 than we did in all of 2020,” he said Wednesday. “So there will be an increase in sales, but pricing is still low.””

    https://therealdeal.com/2021/02/03/manhattan-office-condo-prices-declined-32-in-2020/

  142. Yo! says:

    Bystander, I do not know what exactly what you are saying. If you are saying demand for New Jersey houses is huge, the statistics and I agree.

  143. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I totally agree with what you are saying. Only reason I’m not stopping with the ARK strategy is because I’m dollar cost avging. If it drops, I’ll be buying cheap shares if I can hold long enough for it to rebound. I also think she is a unicorn. I don’t want to miss this ride over the next 10 years.

    Libturd says:
    February 4, 2021 at 10:44 am
    The truth Pumps, is that the gains are nice, more importantly, it provides some level of downside protection when the levee breaks. Those high (or no) P/E momentum stocks are going to get crushed. These little no-names, with their fair values (low P/Es) will drop 1/2 to 2/3rds less than a Tesla or a Bitcoin. One can not be heavily vested in this market. As I’ve been saying for the past two years. It’s diversification time.

  144. Bystander says:

    I was lost in the desert once, near death not unlike that scene from Better Caul Saul. I found a man who was selling water. He wanted $20 a bottle but I only had $5 on me. Luckily another man came and gave a free $15, no strings. Is the question now why that water was worth $20 and it should be priced as such forever? Fundamentals afterall..as long that mystery man keeps showing up with the dough.

  145. Fast Eddie says:

    House prices: Trulia and Zillow have my house estimated at yet another record high. There’s no inventory and rates are beyond rock bottom… this is what is driving it. Make no mistake though, I’d rather gut a freshly killed f.ucking horse and climb in like DiCaprio did in The Revenant than pay for fat Mary’s “6” handle rat hole complete with matted, shag rugs and pink-tiled bathrooms. I frequently view whatever inventory is out there and even moving further out route 80, 23, 78, I still see prices that make me snort.

  146. Libturd says:

    That mystery man can only provide you $15 for so long before your $5 and his $15 dollars combined becomes worth less than your original $5.

  147. Chicago says:

    Time Warner and AOL

    Hold my beer says:
    February 4, 2021 at 11:01 am
    Remember when turner and aol merged? That didn’t work out to well.

  148. Libturd says:

    And that multi across the street from mine finally sold for about what it was probably worth.

  149. leftwing says:

    “Ben-Abraham said he had been expecting a shipment for his clothing company and was surprised to instead receive a “bunch of hockey sticks that are like 30 feet tall.”

    LOL, yeah Chara’s stick is likely taller than most men….

    When my guys were younger we had the seats on the glass behind the Devils bench…pretty cool, watching all the interactions, guys getting patched up, got the first look at who was in the shootout since coaches would fill out the card and then stand facing the ice with it behind their backs…

    One game during warmups Zubrus comes out, grabs one of his sticks out of his pile, puts on a sour look, grabs the rest of his sticks (4-5 of them) and lays them across the bench, heel pointing toward the ice, heads back to the LR. We look, they have his name and number 9 emblazoned on them…problem, that’s Parise, Zubrus is 8….equipment guy comes out to scoop them up, I tell my kid ‘ask’…he looks mortified, but he does and the equipment kid hands him two sticks over the glass lol. Big smile. And a good lesson in the benefits of making the ‘big ask’.

  150. Chicago says:

    Eddie: what about the cabbage, Rhiengold & Chesterfields?

  151. Libturd says:

    Time Warner/AOL. Talk about terrible timing. Two promising companies that looked like dinosaurs just a short year or two after announcing the planned merger. That tech bubble bursting in the middle of the merger sure made those two behemoths look kind of silly.

    https://youtu.be/gFBLiHpkcOk

  152. Libturd says:

    Leftwing,

    Did he do what every stupid kid does with such an opportunity? That is, to cut them down and play street hockey with them.

  153. Fast Eddie says:

    Eddie: what about the cabbage, Rhiengold & Chesterfields?

    It’s a given… the gas mask special for top dollar. The price is warranted according to a bloated, menopausal, cackling mess who’s trying to convince you why you should take out a 2nd mortgage on your current house to buy the piece of shit that’s making you gag.

  154. BidenIsTheGOAT says:

    Did AOC claim it was racist to call out her bullshlt? You know it’s coming.

  155. AP says:

    Ocasio-Cortez never claimed she was in the main building. It took police and the National Guard hours to secure the Capitol complex after the attack.

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/aoc-capitol-attack/

  156. BidenIsTheGOAT says:

    As far as the Easter comments, trump said the lockdowns would be over by Easter not covid.

    Still bullshlt but magnitudes different. I also think it’s too soon for a victory lap on any covid strategy. Obviously intentionally sending sick people into nursing homes was a panic move.

    But whether or not the lockdowns were the best plan is yet to be seen. They clearly failed to contain the virus which was the point.

  157. leftwing says:

    Lib, cut them down and played with them (on-ice).

  158. leftwing says:

    Well, Snopes just gave up any claim it had to impartiality in its fact-checking…..

    Lead-in line under the headline:

    “AOC was targeted with another round of bad-faith smears….”

    In the body of objective ‘fact finding’:

    “It took less than 48 hours for the right-wing disinformation machine to contrive a way to minimize what Ocasio-Cortez said she had experienced. In a circus of cyberbullying…”

  159. AP says:

    Left, appears to be correct if strongly worded. Isn’t it interesting that she never claimed what is being said she claimed?

  160. chicagofinance says:

    He didn’t say WHICH Easter!!!!!

    BidenIsTheGOAT says:
    February 4, 2021 at 12:58 pm
    As far as the Easter comments, trump said the lockdowns would be over by Easter not covid.

    Still bullshlt but magnitudes different. I also think it’s too soon for a victory lap on any covid strategy. Obviously intentionally sending sick people into nursing homes was a panic move.

    But whether or not the lockdowns were the best plan is yet to be seen. They clearly failed to contain the virus which was the point.

  161. Libturd says:

    Apartment in the Sienna just sold. Bought for 620K in 2008 sold for 519K in 2021. Now that’s appreciation and in regal Montclair to boot!

  162. chicagofinance says:

    For me it comes across as paranoid, naive and self-important. It reinforces in my mind what she is. She is the boss of the snowflake patrol. Case in point, if she was that important, she would have her own security, but it also speaks volumes about her warped view of the world.

    Bottom line, she lives in a world when she connects all the dots, but actually the scheme doesn’t exist….. she is a John Nash without the intelligence and schizophrenia.

    AP says:
    February 4, 2021 at 1:11 pm
    Left, appears to be correct if strongly worded. Isn’t it interesting that she never claimed what is being said she claimed?

  163. Libturd says:

    Not defending AOC here, but the list of sh1t the right has outright made up about her deserves it’s own fact-checking website.

    What is it about her that leads to this constant right-wing attack? In the grand scheme of Democratic hierarchy she’s about as high on the radar as Bernie is.

  164. Libturd says:

    Chi,

    I am not disagreeing with you here. Though, when you look through recent history, these Democratic Soc1alist types have tended to fall on the correct side of history. They just come to early to the party. Us old farts are tough to change.

  165. leftwing says:

    AP, it’s not strongly worded. It is flat out biased opinion. Masquerading not as fact, but (much worse) as an objective arbiter of fact.

    For an objective “fact checking” organization strongly worded would be ‘demonstrably false’. Or “proven false”. Or “totally false”.

    The extraneous words chosen have specific connotations and are unnecessary comment on the facts…ergo, opinion….”bad faith, disinformation machine, contrive, circus, cyberbullying”

    Have an opinion, I don’t care, everyone does.
    Make a claim that your opinion is fact? Fcuk you.

    I watched her Instagram drama performance art….she did state she was in her office, she also stated (at least implied) the protestors were banging on her door.

    FACTS (just the facts, no opinion):
    She was in her office.
    Her office is not in the Capitol building.
    Were the protestors at her office door (easily obtained, cameras everywhere)

    That’s all we need to know and a ‘fact checker’ is to provide.

    Snopes did not provide resolution to the last fact and instead inserted the writer’s opinion.

  166. Libturd says:

    Juice,

    That Brock guy was far from being a saint.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/01/14/prosecutor-us-capitol-rioter-zip-ties-meant-to-take-hostages/4168195001/

    He’s lucky he has a good lawyer. I’m guessing without his military service, he would be rotting in prison right now.

  167. Libturd says:

    It appears to me, the only thing AOC is guilty of is baiting. I guess what’s good for the goose is not so good for the gander. You can’t imply someone was knocking on the door. Can you? Drama queen. That’s fine. But in the grand scheme, this is really a nothingburger. Don’t take the bait. It doesn’t work.

    As for the Easter comment, you can’t change the context based on what you WANT it to mean. At best, I would let you construe it as false hope (baloney) from a suddenly religious liar, as Covid numbers were exploding upwards.

  168. leftwing says:

    “What is it about her that leads to this constant right-wing attack?”

    AOC is an easy target who, for many of the reasons stated by chi, is a truly unlikable person to swing voters with politics that are anathema to that group as well.

    Same reason all the attention paid to transgender rights is front and center by the Right…not as some poster here implies that the Right itself has some transgender fixation, but because the Right knows their swing voters care very much it.

  169. BidenIsTheGOAT says:

    Snopes has been left wing partisan forever. They biased themselves into irrelevance.

  170. BidenIsTheGOAT says:

    I just watched the video. The topic was the lockdown ending, not covid as you put it. Two different things but if you still want to attack it, be my guest.

  171. Libturd says:

    Agree that Snopes is left leaning, but if you read through the obvious bias that Leftwing pointed out, they make it easier to find the truth.

    Some nights we watch Fox and make fun of the lies. Other nights we watch MSNBC and make fun of the lies. Regardless, if you have a few ounces of intelligence, you realize the truth is somewhere in between the two. You are 100% a moron if you take a Tucker Carlson or a Rachel Maddow at their word.

    Word!

  172. Fabius Maximus says:

    “Listen to her during various Congressional hearings and the questions she asks. She is an embarrassment. She is clueless on just about any topic she opines on.”

    Roll Tape! Lots of those clips on YouTube. Post one that will show us how clueless she is.

    I get that a lot of you dont like her, her views or how she comes across. But she is smart and she is effective”

  173. Libturd says:

    Goat. I stand corrected. It was about the lockdown that was equally as unlikely to end by Easter as was the Chinese Flu, which he had already tried to compare with the regular flu.

    Believe what you want as well. There was no effing way the leaky lockdown (since to this day so many people ignored the requirements) was going to be lifted as the numbers were headed upwards. Intelligence. Use some.

    Now tell me GOAT. Did you think the lockdown attempts would be lifted by Easter?

  174. Libturd says:

    Brush off that Dow 31K hat again Gary!

  175. Fast Eddie says:

    Congressional Democrats reintroduced a plan on Thursday to provide every child with a $1,000 savings accounts that can be accessed once they turn 18. The program carries a price tag of $60 billion a year that’s offset by hiking estate taxes and closing tax breaks for wealthy Americans.

    Audacity, shamelessness and discrimination at it’s finest. An insult to the productive class by forcing higher tax extortion in order to raise someone else’s kid.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/democrats-unveil-plan-every-american-165422664.html

  176. The Great Pumpkin says:

    The Post-Covid Boom
    More evidence that 2021 is going to be a year of prosperity.
    Job growth at small U.S. firms continued in January, according to the latest employment survey from the National Federation of Independent Business. The NFIB report, due out later today, finds a continuing trend of revival from the worst of last spring’s Covid shutdowns. According to NFIB Chief Economist William Dunkelberg, job openings are plentiful and finding workers remains a challenge for small businesses:

    Thirty-three percent (seasonally adjusted) of all owners reported job openings they could not fill in the current period, up 1 point from December… Overall, 51 percent reported hiring or trying to hire in January, unchanged from December. Owners have plans to fill open positions, with a seasonally adjusted net 17 percent planning to create new jobs in the next three months, unchanged from December. Their success will depend in part on whether or not the economy is opened up by regulators and consumers return.

    In the meantime, continuing economic revival and the massive stimulus plans enacted in Washington last year are driving wages higher for employees at small firms. According to NFIB:

    Seasonally adjusted, a net 25 percent reported raising compensation (up 4 points) and a net 17 percent plan to do so in the coming months, up 3 points.

    Today’s NFIB report is consistent with numerous other readings showing a healthy U.S. economy at businesses both large and small. And the good news is happenings across various sectors. The Journal’s Paul Hannon and Gwynn Guilford report that “IHS Markit said its U.S. services index was 58.3, up from 54.8 in December and the second-sharpest increase in almost six years.” The Journalists add:

    Stronger client demand and an upturn in new business drove the expansion, said Chris Williamson, IHS Markit’s chief business economist. Many companies indicated that they see demand reviving even more as business restrictions imposed amid a coronavirus surge late last year are relaxed.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-post-covid-boom-11612461113?st=1uwfbb77f56hrfq&reflink=article_copyURL_share

  177. Fast Eddie says:

    F.uck Romney, too.

  178. Juice Box says:

    re: ” she is effective”

    You mean like killing 30,000 high paying Amazon corporate Jobs for her district?

    Please name one piece of legislation that was written and sponsored by the esteemed Rep from the Queens and Bronx that even saw a floor vote in the house? How about one made it to a committee vote? Answer for you is Zero. How about the hundreds of bills she signed on as a co-sponsor, well 21 have passed. 20 of those laws are for naming of Post offices, Commemorative Coins, proclamations, and naming a wildlife refuge.

    There is only one piece of legislation sponsored by the now deceased John Lewis, she signed on as a co-sponsor to create “Sensible Enforcement” for the IRS the Taxpayer first act, it made it to law….Hallelujah..

    Congress has always been about consensus to get things done, it was designed that way on purpose by the founders. You cannot do that with a squad of misfits on the fringe who espouse extremes even for the Democratic party. It has been that way for 231 years and will be that way long after we are all dead and buried. You must work with other people, hammering people on social media does not make anyone inside the beltway want to work with you hence a you can muster is the squad.

    I wonder when the last time she and Pelosi actually spoke? Seems to me she is more like Trump that she realizes. Outer Boro inferiority complex CHECK, Big Mouth CHECK, ineffective CHECK. Drama King/Queen CHECK.

    I could go on but what is the point. We have our own set of congressional misfits here in Joisey……

  179. Juice Box says:

    Lib -“Yeah. Those pesky Dems.”

    Don’t his voters have like 10 kids each? Seems like a windfall for Utah. Max would be somewhere around $37,200.00 for a family of 12, even if it was half you can bet they will remember it on election day in 3 years.

  180. AP says:

    “Congress has always been about consensus to get things done, it was designed that way on purpose by the founders.”

    When the terminal deadlock started she was probably still in High School.

    I’m getting a sense you don’t like her for some reason.

  181. EddieStillARusskieindisguise says:

    AP,

    It’s because she’s a Puerto Rican woman. He can’t take it. It’s like traitor Eddie always complaining about Obama with different names.

    However, none of them have a problem with the nut job woman elected that in believes Jew Lasers from Space.

  182. leftwing says:

    “Yeah. Those pesky Dems.”

    Romney IS a Dem….

    Boy, those liberal billionaires…they sure like to spend YOUR money, don’t they? The cost of those checks aren’t coming from him….

  183. leftwing says:

    LOL…black, liberal mayor from the machine town of Chicago in a showdown with teachers’ unions…..

  184. leftwing says:

    “I’m getting a sense you don’t like her for some reason.”

    No, really? How insightful…maybe it has to do with her being vacuous, inexperienced, dramatic, radical, and holding views diametrically opposed to mine that I believe are not only a threat to the Republic but to most moral and ethical codes?

    “she is effective”

    That’s a joke. She is an opportunist – and I mean that as a high compliment. Effective? She’ll never be mainstream in her current role…Pelosi basically shut her down in the months running up to the election, last thing the Dems needed was some self proclaimed NYC soc1al1st whack job splashed across the screens every night…

  185. Fast Eddie says:

    It’s like traitor Eddie always complaining about Obama with different names.

    You mean Oblammy? Obammy? Oblah blah? Obligh bligh?

    As for AOC, I think she’s rather hot.

  186. leftwing says:

    “As for AOC, I think she’s rather hot.”

    For chrissake, that’s at least the thrid comment of this type…and from YOU Eddie, lol? Hope you forgot the /s/

    I wouldn’t let her clean my pipes even if I turned the lights out beforehand, especially since it means she has to open her fat trap.

  187. 3b says:

    Fab: Go do your own work. There is enough out there on AOC that proves she is clueless. However, since she is a Democrat you give her a pass. She is also a phony. I am sure her Mom worked hard to provide a decent life for her, just as many of our parents did. But her faux I know what it’s like to grow up poor is nonsense. She left the mean streets of the Bronx when she was 5 and grew up in leafy Yorktown Heights in Westchester Co.

  188. Fast Eddie says:

    Hope you forgot the /s/

    Lol. Um.. I would ask her to refrain from any political discussion as I pour her and myself another glass of wine. We all have to make sacrifices sometimes. :-]

  189. BRT says:

    If AOC were even capable of rational thought, she would at least engage in interviews with tough questions or actual live debates.

  190. AP says:

    Left, “threat to the Republic”

    Oh man she’s way down on that threat list, and I’m counting only current members of congress only!

    I’ll start paying more attention to her once she incites sedition with murderous intent.

  191. Libturd says:

    Son sold Doge. Maybe Elon’s not such a bad guy after all. In other news, wow, am I nailing my investments lately. This is not a case of all ships rising and falling together. My ship is currently a dirigible. Let’s just hope it doesn’t go all Hindenburg on me. I so want to pull the trigger and lock in my gains, but I know the stimulus is gonna be stupid huge. But like a demented rollercoaster, somehow I have a feeling the drop is going to be a lot bigger than the first climb.

  192. Juice Box says:

    AP – You are mistaken. It’s not Like or Dislike this isn’t Facebook. If you need to get something done in DC there is a process, and it does not include tweeting. There are no shortcuts.

    It’s a two party system and that ain’t changing under AOC. She made it to the House Committee on Financial Services and caucuses with a few groups but not many.

    They measure Congress based upon effectiveness and leadership. She ranks nowhere on that chart. How is it a congresswoman from Connecticut one you have never heard of can get 224 sponsors for legislation but AOC cannot get more than 3 or 4?

    As far as like and dislike you won’t get the congresscritter on the record but there are plenty that put in the long hours and hard work and get the business of the people done without throwing a tantrum on twitter.

    Do I need to remind you of who someone else rubbed people the wrong way and posted twitter tantrums one too many times?

  193. Juice Box says:

    Lib I am really sad and perhaps a bit angry that the kids did not dump Doge, GME, BB, AMC, etc last Thursday when they all peaked. Bad leadership from any of the pumpers, whether it be their idol DFV who now if offline or Elon. Cuban told them to sell maybe too late but it’s better than nothing. They were told time and time again by even the establishment like Cramer but many did not listen, as the media was also pumping this as some kind of movement…

    Lesson learned but we are all now going to now hear tales of woe, people who went all in with life savings betting against Wall St while some idiot on the internet was pumping for $1000 a share on a stock worth maybe $17.

  194. AP says:

    Juice, ok I was teasing a little bit with the “not like” stuff. But good naturately and I’m honestly trying to understand.

    Wouldn’t you agree that there’s a long list of much worse people to travel our ire against though?

    To me the most damage is being done by the oligarchs a d their armies of lobbyist. AOC is almost insignificant in proportion.

    We have such deep unfairness and inequality that it’s like sitting on powder keg. That for me is the real threat to the republic.

    So many mother’s turning to s3x work to make ends meet. Folks experiencing real hunger, or at least food insecurity for the first. Lines for food banks keep growing. Can’t pin that on any one individual.

  195. Juice Box says:

    Lib – “but I know the stimulus is gonna be stupid huge”

    Which one? There are two so far, first is cash for the plebs. The second one is pork for pet projects, and stick it to the man…

    Let’s make a bet now the second one will move the markets more. I will bet down……Someone willing to take the other side?

  196. Juice Box says:

    AP – re:” I’m honestly trying to understand.” Ok….

    Also, sorry but you can pin it. Some Governors shut down entire sectors of the economy and to this day refuse to back down until after the election was over. I hope they give everyone lots and lots of money ASAP, make everyone flush with cash allow the economy to open and things get back to normal with vaccine and treatments just like any other health issues.

    We can end this experiment now would be great and then start the next new experiment.

  197. No One says:

    AOC dancing to promote Boston U. My niece who recently graduated from there is also fairly libtarded.
    Get a hanky ready lefties.
    https://youtu.be/Q7YXdOzJ6Ko

  198. BRT says:

    I have a friend who was in the GME play weeks ago. He exited on the way down at 150 to cash out at 60k. I have another friend in finance who’s buddy asked him how to buy stocks for the first time in March. He made so much money off GME that he’s now retiring.

  199. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Moral here….I rather be lucky than good.

    BRT says:
    February 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm
    I have a friend who was in the GME play weeks ago. He exited on the way down at 150 to cash out at 60k. I have another friend in finance who’s buddy asked him how to buy stocks for the first time in March. He made so much money off GME that he’s now retiring.

  200. The Great Pumpkin says:
  201. The Great Pumpkin says:

    He def has no shot like the the dude on the bike in Passaic.

  202. BoomerRemover says:

    When. Is This. Market. Going to. Roll. Over?

    Negative divergence, stupid low volume. Nope. Day four on the ledge.

  203. leftwing says:

    “We all have to make sacrifices sometimes. :-]”
    You take one for the team Eddie! Just keep me off that ‘playing surface’.

    “I’ll start paying more attention to her once she incites sedition with murderous intent.”
    I get the connection now…you two would be perfect to star together in a daytime soap opera!

    “I so want to pull the trigger and lock in my gains, but I know…”
    Exiting a position is not a binary, all or nothing event. Run the numbers of downside return/upside reward if you were to take 50%, 67%, or 75% of you position off the table now…

  204. leftwing says:

    “I hope they give everyone lots and lots of money ASAP, make everyone flush with cash…”

    Your wish…the CBS Evening News reports the next bit coming down the pipeline is a Marshall Plan for mothers…not making this up, they need payments to stay at home and work with their kids….So the booger pickers’ parents get $3k annually just for popping the snot rocket out of the uterus, Mom gets comped to do what she is supposed to, something more comes down the pike for Dad than enhanced unemployment and stimulus…

    So cool! We’re going to have GDP at record levels and no one even needs to work!!!

    Fcuk, that was easy! Why did we wait two hundreds and for a pandemic to do it?

  205. leftwing says:

    *two hundred years*

  206. AP says:

    Left @7:03 Nah, man, I’m not the one obsessed with her once way or another.

    I get it though, there’s a desperate need to deflect attention from the actual stuff that’s going on. Nice try though. Not my problem.

  207. Juice Box says:

    Speaking of Congress, Marjorie Taylor Greene.

    Sure she maybe a stronger woman than AOC. After all her first day or so she introduced articles of impeachment for Pres Biden, based upon his dealing in Ukraine.

    Ballsy move…hence the campaign to silence her.

    Don’t expect the right to pursue the truth there either…..otherwise the trough will be empty.

  208. chicagofinance says:

    left: AOC makes me think of Williams Street in Ithaca…… yikes…. and No One’s dance video is completely off the hook….. wow…

    leftwing says:
    February 4, 2021 at 3:51 pm
    “As for AOC, I think she’s rather hot.”

    For chrissake, that’s at least the thrid comment of this type…and from YOU Eddie, lol? Hope you forgot the /s/

    I wouldn’t let her clean my pipes even if I turned the lights out beforehand, especially since it means she has to open her fat trap.

  209. leftwing says:

    ^^^LOL, chi.

    “there’s a desperate need to deflect attention from the actual stuff that’s going on. Nice try though…”

    Uhh, our “actual stuff” left a couple weeks ago….any deflection now is from your actual stuff….MORE MONEY FOR MOM!!!

  210. AP says:

    Nope, not mine. Not a partisan and not a shill for either team. Check my past posts giving Dems sh1t on a number of topics.

    True independent, through and through. But you can bet on one think, you’ll NEVER find posting the daily talking points from the right or the left on this blog or anywhere else.

  211. AP says:

    Typos, whatever

  212. Deep Effin Value says:

    Good morning NJ!

  213. grim says:

    We still diamond hands on this or what?

  214. BRT says:

    I didn’t get the diamond hands things. Take some profit and let the rest ride. All in never made any sense on a speculative play. But either way, Robinhood CEO probably belongs in jail.

  215. Fast Eddie says:

    Money for stay at home Moms, savings accounts for kids, monthly unemployment annuities into perpetuity, teachers paid bloated salaries to stay at home… you’re telling me this isn’t the impetus for a Rand-type existence? The progressives are truly infected with psychological disorders.

  216. D-FENS says:

    The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election

    https://time.com/5936036/secret-2020-election-campaign/

    That’s why the participants want the secret history of the 2020 election told, even though it sounds like a paranoid fever dream–a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information. They were not rigging the election; they were fortifying it.

  217. D-FENS says:

    A cabal “fortified” the election. What a weird story to run,

  218. BRT says:

    The unemployment at this point is morphed into UBI. I know several people right now working their jobs under the table while collecting.

    As far as teaching goes, I’ve been equally frustrated. I have to go into work every day to teach kids, but my children have been kept home the entire year. They have been to school a grand total of 11 half days so far. I can only hope that the locals remember this when it comes time to negotiate contract for the teachers that chose to come to work and to the ones that banded together to ensure they didn’t.

  219. Juice Box says:

    That is four males on my street that got laid off or their business went under during this pandemic. Two are planning on selling and moving to Florida. One already has.

  220. The Great Pumpkin says:

    3b says WFH is the future.

    “teachers paid bloated salaries to stay at home”

  221. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Lot of opportunities to start a business for the younger generations now. Boomer’s threw in the towel, now opportunities open up. Time for them to move on to Florida..

    Juice Box says:
    February 5, 2021 at 8:48 am
    That is four males on my street that got laid off or their business went under during this pandemic. Two are planning on selling and moving to Florida. One already has

  222. Juice Box says:

    One of my other laid off neighbors has been in Florida at his condo collecting unemployment from around May until it expired and is now back on it again with the extension. House here is not for sale yet but I suspect the shingle will be up in the spring. He is only 59, he is hoping the Democrats do another ACA and give him cheap health insurance until he can officially retire in about six years.

    He is BTW busy golfing nearly every day.

  223. Libturd says:

    I suggest the recently laid off in NJ choose Sunrise.

  224. 3b says:

    Pumps: I asked you not to reference me in your posts. Please be gracious and respect my wishes. Thank you, and have a magical day!

  225. Juice Box says:

    Pumps – I am saying the may be a glut of homes coming onto the market, the Boomers are taking retirements and leaving expensive New Jersey. The small business owner on my street who sold his home did not even break even, he paid bubble pricing for it. Minus the realtor fee etc he did not walk away with anything. He lost his business due to the pandemic could not even sell it from what I understand. He is now living now in a very cheap condo in Florida.

  226. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I empathize with him.

    Understand, there is huge demand. The boomers need to put their homes on the market so that competition can drive up the market. Right now, with the pandemic in swing, I would not sell. I would wait for the market of buyers to get larger, so the competition becomes more fierce.

  227. Chicago says:

    You need to seriously STFU. Do you know what it is like to lose a job?

    The Great Pumpkin says:
    February 5, 2021 at 8:52 am
    Lot of opportunities to start a business for the younger generations now. Boomer’s threw in the towel, now opportunities open up. Time for them to move on to Florida..

    Juice Box says:
    February 5, 2021 at 8:48 am
    That is four males on my street that got laid off or their business went under during this pandemic. Two are planning on selling and moving to Florida. One already has

  228. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Chi,

    I’m sorry, it was wrong. Should not have said that. I don’t wish harm on anybody.

  229. Walking says:

    My realtor in florida is extremely busy. Up to 8 showings a day, busy since summer.
    Theree are no more $25 k homes you can buy and rent out for 18k a year. (You need someone on the inside to get those) . As for rental incomes – florida tenants pay on time, jersey tenants not so much if they even pay. My only deadbeat tenant in Florida was a retiree from hudson county. Terrible, guy called me up middle of summer because his power was turned off. He said he was only late 5 days and they shut him down. Terrible so glad he left.

  230. Bystander says:

    Easy Ed, your Rand vision never existed. It is the R equivalent to left’s quest for ‘fairness’, which you loathe. Bloated military spending, social!sm for big finance/farming corps/auto, tax cuts for wealthy that add trillions to defecit..it was a fictional book, not a constitution.

  231. Juice Box says:

    The other person laid off was a Coca-Cola life timer. They just did a restructure and moved many of the corporate jobs out of expensive New Jersey. He is mid 60’s and was heading to retirement in two years. Plans are now to ride unemployment for as long as possible, wife works for school system so he can go on her health benefit plan. Has a heart condition too.

    Won’t be staying here is what he says….We shall see.

  232. Phoenix says:

    Watch where you throw your snow and what names you call people. Some can’t take it.

    https://twitter.com/rico56st/status/1357340151479848963

  233. 3b says:

    Thank you Chgo.

  234. Phoenix says:

    Make sure you turn up the audio. Don’t watch standing up.

  235. Libturd says:

    That video is sickening. I saw it last night.

  236. Libturd says:

    The weird thing to me about that video is why they stood still when the guy started shooting. A terrible shot he is.

  237. Phoenix says:

    Karen messed with the wrong guy.

  238. Phoenix says:

    The weird thing to me about that video is why they stood still when the guy started shooting.

    They were so arrogant they did not think he would do it.

  239. No One says:

    Bystander,
    You are falling for a strawman version of Rand created by online leftists. The actual Ayn Rand was in favor of individual rights and was a harsh critic of conservatives. She was against all government welfare, personal or corporate, against the Fed and how it can favor some over others while devaluing money. She was against military adventures other than self defense. Against the Vietnam draft. Against the anti-abortion movement. Her take on politics was always framed by advocacy of reason/individual rights/capitalism, not ever by some party’s talking points.
    Arguing about Ayn Rand’s “side” of the current political mess, which is the “tribalism” she warned about 50 years ago is like associating Aristotle with one side or another of some WWE pay per view wrestling match, saying that his “Poetics” is to blame for some plot point.

  240. Fast Eddie says:

    Grim, unmod please.

  241. Juice Box says:

    Phoenix – Some crazy loner living on the street, there had to be some bad blood brewing for a while, as both wife and husband were giving him the finger and telling him off. Does not seem like it was the first time they had this kind of encounter. The camera as was pointed at his the shooters home and not their front door etc. There may be more footage of other confrontations.

    The person you see fleeing the home is their 15 year old son. He is going to need lots of therapy.

  242. Hold my beer says:

    They were allegedly throwing snow from their cars onto his property. If they were doing that after he asked them to stop I would not be surprised if they were the type to throw snow onto the street or in front of his driveway instead of their own lawn.

  243. Phoenix says:

    I guess he should have just taken them to court for dumping snow on his property.

    Hahahaahahahaha! The justice system would have helped him tremendously./s

  244. Juice Box says:

    See how easy the tie breaker vote went in the Senate at 5:30 AM? There was something like 50 votes last night to get through all of the amendments introduced by the Republicans and Democrats.

    1.9 Billion easy peasy.. We are going to need a bigger firehose to spray all this money around.

    1) Nine more months of increased unemployment payments.

    2)Evictions pushed nationally by federal law until September 30.

    3) $350 billion to state and local governments

    4) $170 Billion to schools.

    And BTW along with the pork coming they will be printing like mad.

    They are expecting to double income tax revenues in the next nine years.

    Are we going to double GDP in nine years?

    Bernie Sanders Legislation, print and spend until the cows come home (or we are all dead).

    S.Con.Res. 5: A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2021 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2022 through 2030.

    The following budgetary levels are appropriate for each of fiscal years 2021 through 2030:

    (1)Federal revenues
    For purposes of the enforcement of this resolution:

    (A)The recommended levels of Federal revenues are as follows:
    Fiscal year 2021: $2,303,274,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2022: $2,768,717,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2023: $2,971,083,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2024: $3,092,643,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2025: $3,236,199,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2026: $3,514,253,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2027: $3,762,577,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2028: $3,883,209,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2029: $4,007,991,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2030: $4,121,665,000,000.

  245. joyce says:

    Hope there is another lawsuit in NJ saying the state cannot borrow anymore now that we’ve been given Federal aid.

  246. Phoenix says:

    You just have to print and spend until the Boomers are gone. It’s all about them.

    Once you are six feet under you no longer have to worry about deficits.

    Just get Ray Guy to punt it as hard as he can. It’s all good.

  247. No One says:

    I find it annoying that many of the local snow removal plows clear someone’s driveway and then leave the big snow mass extending 6 feet into the street, meaning they can get out but everyone else has to weave around that snow, which should have been pushed back to the side of the street. But the plow guys don’t care. I think pushing the snow into the street like that is officially illegal. The town plows aught to plow it right back into their driveways.

  248. Juice Box says:

    Phoenix – Here is the sho*oters house on google maps. Seems like they might have been having ongoing parking disputes. Big empty driveway and all, and them living in what looks like a tiny two family perhaps rental home. There is a parking spot out front filled with snow in the video. Perhaps the sho*oter intentional put all that snow there to keep them from parking in front of his home. In the video it looks like they have one car in the driveway and one on the lawn?

    tinyurl.com/4vaspctq

  249. Grim says:

    That’s why you never live in a town that allows overnight street parking.

  250. Juice Box says:

    Joyce – How about some catch up payments for the pensions? You know borrow a few Billion to pay the current pensioners. That is “critical” spending too.

    I am looking for the actual bill names and associated text with the legislation. I cannot find them yet. They moved this bill quickly in two days, very few details online. They keep it like that to hid things. You can bet there are plenty of reasons. That $350 Billion for covid? 170 Billion for schools top reopen safely do to covid? We are all going to be vaccinated, they don’t need to money.

  251. Phoenix says:

    “That’s why you never live in a town that allows overnight street parking.”

    Can you please pass the Grey Poupon?

  252. Libturd says:

    Parking is not an issue in Costa Rica. Especially when most people take the dirt cheap buses. You can go on a 9 hour trip from one side of the country to the other for $30 (with internet and AC). Most routes are under $10. Or cruise with the locals and pay from 30 cents to a couple of bucks. Though you might have to share a seat with a chicken.

  253. Phoenix says:

    Snow is not an issue in Costa Rica either.

  254. Juice Box says:

    Lib – How many chickens can you bring on the bus ride before you have to buy them a seat?

  255. AP says:

    IMHO Rand took as many good positions as bad ones. Like all thinkers.

    For this reason I moved past any “closed systems” of thought. No philosophy, political or metaphysical, has a monopoly on truth. In fact seeking truth requires being open to corrections and improvements.

    Despite a formal rejection of tribalism, hasn’t a veritable tribe formed around Rand and her writings, during her life and afterwards?

    Again, not trying to pick fights and attack anyone’s belief system.

  256. grim says:

    Nothing to do with Grey Poupon.

    Put people in a scenario where they need to shovel their spots, and respect that, and all civility goes to shit.

    Nothing demonstrates how shitty humanity is than on-street parking in a snow storm.

  257. Juice Box says:

    Interesting our esteemed Senator Menendez has introduced a bill to exclude all of the pandemic unemployment insurance payments from Federal Taxes. They are already exempt from NJ State taxes.

    If it passes another windfall to spend on bling.

  258. Phoenix says:

    “There is a parking spot out front filled with snow in the video. ”

    Saw that. However, it appears that is an apron that is part of his property and not part of the street. On street view, what appears to be a 2WD pickup is parked there. Maybe he normally parks down there when it snows cause he can’t climb the driveway with that pickup and they filled it with their snow. If I had a 2wd pickup that is where I would park it as well.
    At this point it’s all speculation. The loser is a child that no longer has parents.

    If you could get judges and police to actually do things about situations like this it might help. Instead your district attorneys are busy banging troubled young women.

    Well, then again I got fu kkd by my attorneys as well, so I guess it’s par for the course.

    https://www.wnep.com/article/news/local/bradford-county/people-sound-off-on-bradford-county-das-arrest-for-sexual-assault/523-a95cb3dc-0271-4cd3-a440-e3288fc466eb

  259. Phoenix says:

    Grim,
    I know, that was for effect. But one thing that money does is give you the ability to do what you want, live where you want to live, work when you want to work, choose schools you want, etc.

    I used to be able to do that until the “system,” in it’s infinite wisdom in trying to help, instead destroyed everything. I won’t even mention my story about the storm and what I went through just to get a car out.

    These cretins took it away from me, my ability to help myself. Lazy bastar tdz, and I am not forgiving anyone. Ever.

  260. Libturd says:

    Not sure Juice. I don’t think there is a limit.

    http://www.fulltimegallivanter.com/guatemala-chicken-bus/#prettyPhoto/1/

    The truth is, the only time one is likely to ride a chicken bus is during the required border crossing you must perform every 90 days while you wait to obtain your citizenship. Nicaragua is a pretty poor country and sometimes the chicken bus is the best choice to get your passport stamped.

  261. leftwing says:

    A lifetime ago I flew Aer0flot between two former Sov1et satellites….fcuking people brought goats on board the plane.

    Re: the shooting video, if there is an lol at anything in that very sad situation…..the fat fcuk running his mouth and calling the sh00ter a pu$$y a dozen times runs and hides like a little b1tch leaving his wife to be put down in the street like a rabid dog. Always the ones with the biggest mouths….

  262. Phoenix says:

    Left,
    “Karen” in the video was acting like a woman who was trying to get a confrontation on video to use “cancel culture” or legal means to screw him. Women do this in divorces as well, try to egg on the man, hope he bites, then legally screw him. She misjudged.

    A woman’s got to know her limitations. This one did not.

  263. ExEssex says:

    Neighbors. Yeeeeesh. We kind of operate on a trust thy neighbor
    mentality. In the case of seeing a neighbor gun down my wife, I’d be moving
    Toward the shooter with the mind to disarm. It would be seconds you would have to do this and you may take a bullet in the process, but that would be the only way to mitigate that situation . That and stay indoors if you are openly feuding with some random loser you happen to live next to. Any sign of aggression toward my family would not go unanswered even in a situation like this one.

  264. ExEssex says:

    11:40 careful who you marry would be the lesson here.

  265. leftwing says:

    “She misjudged. A woman’s got to know her limitations. This one did not.”

    Gotta give props though, she was a Karen to the end…..three, four rounds in her and instead of lying still when he leaves and playing dead she pops right back up and keeps f-bombing him.

    Gotta respect batsh1t fcuking crazy women at some point.

  266. Juice Box says:

    looks like we have to wait a whole two weeks for the congressional hearing.

    Virtual Hearing – Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media, and Retail Investors Collide

    Thursday, February 18, 2021 @ 12:0o

    https://financialservices.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=407107

  267. njtownhomer says:

    Pump

    Best of luck for your tenant problem. It must be really hard and stressful. My friend is also waiting his doctor tenant to pay on time, amazing stress I see. I find myself lucky with mine.

    That said, check out http://ark-invest.store to spend your gains. -:)

    I see nobody yet mentioned about Murphy’s psyc-mushroom acts. Looks like we were laggards on weed, but want to lead on mushrooms. How else are we gonna get more tax dollars?

  268. chicagofinance says:

    My Aer0flot domestic flights were totally off the rails…. it was clearly 1950’s plane technology.

    leftwing says:
    February 5, 2021 at 11:20 am
    A lifetime ago I flew Aer0flot between two former Sov1et satellites….fcuking people brought goats on board the plane.

  269. D-FENS says:

    no $15/hr minimum wage in that COVID Bill I see. Must not be enough Democratic support for it.

  270. Juice Box says:

    re: $15 an hour. Bernie said it will not all be at one time anyway. It will be $1 a year at most.

  271. Libturd says:

    Say as I Don’t. Don’t do as I say.

  272. Juice Box says:

    Just FYI on the $15 debate last night, the Dems and Republicans agreed on one thing.

    “Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) advanced an amendment saying the federal minimum wage shouldn’t be raised during a pandemic. In a twist, Sanders said he agreed with her, because his plan, incorporated in Biden’s proposal, raises the minimum wage to $15 an hour over five years — not immediately. Ernst’s amendment passed by voice vote.”

  273. Juice Box says:

    re: “people brought goats on board the plane”

    Goats on a Plane starring Samuel L Jackson!

  274. Grim says:

    I don’t understand the shroom obsession. That’s A fucjing thing now? Mushrooms?

    Dead are playing at giants stadium again?

  275. leftwing says:

    microdosing has been huge in SV for a while now…and…

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-new-science-of-psychedelics-1525360091

  276. Grim says:

    I guess I need to do more drugs

  277. No One says:

    I flew on the Russian airline just once back in 07. That wasn’t the worst. I’ve fortunately not flown on the African state airlines, they are probably flying crap from the 80s. Worst flight ever was a propeller plane from Denver to Telluride in the summer with thousands of downdraft on a one hour flight. Then on the way back they made half the passengers leave luggage behind to lighten the plane.

  278. leftwing says:

    Lib

    BEAM flying, up 12% since I bought the shares on Tues at 98…

    VNT up almost 2.50 from 31.97 on 1/27, went in through an option position up 20+%…Earnings next week, need to figure out what I’m doing going into it….

    Throw in my GME shorts, took some profit so down from seven positions to four, and it’s been one hell of a week….

  279. No One says:

    My roughest business trip: after a week on the road in China I had the Shanghai to Moscow flight. Then Deutsche Bank flew a group of analysts to Norilsk, Siberia, where we saw the yellow snow in late May, went a mile underground to see a nickel mine, visited some steel mills, were going to go into an undrrground coal mine in Raspadskya but they changed their mind and we visited an open pit instead. The underground mine collapsed a year after. Some nights we had long flights instead of a hotel room.. The tour finished in Novolipetsk but the only hotel in town was a nasty state-run hotel that didn’t have hot water in May. You had to give an angry old lady a coupon to get some runny eggs and burnt toast. I remember some young German nihilist lady in tears the next morning because of not getting a hot shower.
    But it won me bragging rights in the office for enduring the roughest trip of the year.

    Not nearly as bad as a guy who used to work for an oil company in Africa who had to carry a payday cash box in a truck with armed guards, never knowing whether it would be criminal gangs or crooked military/police coming after the money.

  280. leftwing says:

    “Then Deutsche Bank flew a group of analysts to Norilsk, Siberia, where we saw the yellow snow in late May, went a mile underground to see a nickel mine, visited some steel mills, were going to go into an undrrground coal mine in Raspadskya but they changed their mind and we visited an open pit instead.”

    LOL, and I thought my industry sector sucked at times…..

    My biggest domestic inconvenience was an industry space with three major companies concentrated in the middle of fcuking nowhere, USA. When we would go out there for a pitch it was certainly a “major” pitch, ie, we invited the Head of IB so he would of course grab the jet and we would all hop in. He got wise though, somehow he only became available for those meetings on Fridays and he would continue on to the West Coast, leaving our team there right ahead of the weekend with our d1cks in our hands figuring out how to get home…

  281. BRT says:

    Jack Dorsey looks like he went from microdosing to megadosing.

  282. Libturd says:

    Left…it was a hell of a week. A few more like that and I won’t need to move to Costa Rica. But I still will. Cent earnings popped the stock 8%.

    12/21/2020 12:22:37 Bought an amount I won’t reveal of CENT @ 36.696

    Yesterday we hit 48.

    For the same period, I tripled the return on the Nasdaq index.

    Just peaked at my 401k and I see I’ve gained 7.65% on the year. With some back of the envelope math, I’m on pace for a 75% gain. I thought I did well last year with my 35% return in my 401K. Covid schmovid?

    Good thing we are sending crumbs, I meant checks, to everything with a pulse.

    Yeah, I’m getting good and diversified. This thing is definitely going to blow. Just got to get through the pant up demand for fun and I’m guessing we are looking at Depression 2.0. I will be investing accordingly. At this point, the opportunity cost won’t bother me the least.

    Time to change the urinal pucks.

  283. Fast Eddie says:

    You guys talk about your market antics as if you’re investing. You do know you’re all gambling, right? Or is that the objective? A gambler plays with the goal of return whereas the investor is “playing” with risk in mind. A basket of dividend fund and stocks/ETFs and index funds/ETFs are going to get you to the finish line. All you need is time. Think of the tortoise and the hare parable. The other two components are income and patience. Obviously, the income is a given variable but patience is where most lose the game.

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  285. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Oh baby, she’s got it!

    “Selling high

    Finally, investors also got to see ARK Invest’s rebalancing activity in action during the volatility inspired by short squeezes in many popular stocks. ARK Autonomous Tech & Robotics sold off more than 217,000 shares of Virgin Galactic Holdings (NYSE:SPCE) on Jan. 27, just as its share price soared to close to $60 per share.

    Similarly, ARK Fintech Innovation (NYSEMKT:ARKF) sold off about $17 million in MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) stock on Jan. 25. That came as the stock poked above the $2,000 per share mark before losing ground the rest of the week.
    Both stocks remain prominent players in their respective portfolios. However, the benefit of the active ETF framework is that the funds can take advantage of price disruptions to sell when shares are high and buy when they’re low.”

    https://www.fool.com/investing/2021/02/01/the-2-favorite-stocks-from-ark-invest-last-week/

  286. The Great Pumpkin says:

    That’s why I dollar cost avg with my girl and her team. Higher risk ETF, but so is the reward. If you have time on your side, it lowers the risk tremendously.

    Fast Eddie says:
    February 5, 2021 at 3:37 pm
    You guys talk about your market antics as if you’re investing. You do know you’re all gambling, right? Or is that the objective? A gambler plays with the goal of return whereas the investor is “playing” with risk in mind. A basket of dividend fund and stocks/ETFs and index funds/ETFs are going to get you to the finish line. All you need is time. Think of the tortoise and the hare parable. The other two components are income and patience. Obviously, the income is a given variable but patience is where most lose the game.

  287. The Great Pumpkin says:

    njtownhomer says:
    Love it! INNOVATION!!

    February 5, 2021 at 12:27 pm
    Pump

    Best of luck for your tenant problem. It must be really hard and stressful. My friend is also waiting his doctor tenant to pay on time, amazing stress I see. I find myself lucky with mine.

    That said, check out http://ark-invest.store to spend your gains. -:)

  288. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Oops

  289. No One says:

    More on Pumpkin’s Bae Cathie.
    Cathie Wood Has Wall Street’s Hottest Hand. Maybe Too Hot. https://www.wsj.com/articles/cathie-wood-is-wall-streets-hottest-hand-maybe-too-hot-11612544044

  290. chicagofinance says:

    WTF is that?

    No One says:
    February 5, 2021 at 2:09 pm
    where we saw the yellow snow in late May

  291. chicagofinance says:

    The Great Pumpkin says:
    February 5, 2021 at 4:40 pm
    Oh baby, she’s got it!

    “Selling high

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LhkyyCvUHk

  292. ExEssex says:

    1:26 kind of like taking schrooms and going into the studio. Tosses off the cobwebs and links a few neurons that might not have been talking.

  293. ExEssex says:

    We skipped the light fandango….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D2QZhvhU1w

  294. No One says:

    Norilsk in the arctic circle has snow most of the year and enough sulfur (or something) pollution to keep that snow yellow. I think I still have a few rocks from that mine visit. But no lumps of palladium unfortunately.

  295. The Great Pumpkin says:

    She is different. She is a unicorn. No one has approached the market the way she does. Not sectors, but TRENDS. She is good. The copycats are fish food, they will be used to her advantage. There is a reason she is fully transparent..

    ““Not con­cerned about it,” says Ms. Wood. “I mean, Tesla a year ago was 10 times smaller than it is to­day.” (Tesla Inc.’s to­tal mar­ket value was $77 bil­lion at year-end 2019; this week, it ex­ceeded $810 bil­lion.) “That’s telling us, re­in­forc­ing our sense, that the mar­ket is be­gin­ning to un­der­stand the ex­po­nen­tial growth op­por­tu­ni­ties out there,” which will cre­ate am­ple liq­uid­ity over time, she says.”

    No One says:
    February 5, 2021 at 5:11 pm
    More on Pumpkin’s Bae Cathie.
    Cathie Wood Has Wall Street’s Hottest Hand. Maybe Too Hot. https://www.wsj.com/articles/cathie-wood-is-wall-streets-hottest-hand-maybe-too-hot-11612544044

  296. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Alpha female…a unicorn. Have to be nuts to bet against her longterm.

    “While the world has been mes­mer­ized by the crazy gy­ra­tions of a hand­ful of stocks over the past cou­ple of weeks, Cathie Wood has kept on mint­ing money for her in­vestors as few money man­agers ever have.”

  297. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Democrats Plan $50,000 Of Student Loan Cancellation By Executive Order, But Not Everyone Agrees

  298. Libturd says:

    Gambling? Far from it. I won’t touch a stock if it has any significant risk. The funny thing is, I am so conservative that my stocks tend to drop much less than the indexes they are in, when the market corrects. But fear not, at least 60% of my portfolio are in low cost index or sector funds at all times. Even my 401K is 20% invested in the S&P 500. The rest large cap growth, which was a pandemic no-brainer.

  299. Libturd says:

    I’m pretty sure the student loan forgiveness thing won’t happen via executive order. Though the battle over it, will be an excellent diversion from the massive porkulus that will certainly pass as easy as a Metamucil-induced bowel movement.

  300. njtownhomer says:

    Pump, I like her too, but the tokenization of stocks are already happening. The TSLA draws attention not for its earnings, production, but its representation by the leader and storytelling. Same is try for Chamat and Wood. Nobody looks at TSLA to expect a dividend in the future, or a share from the corporate earnings. These are sellable tokens at best, just like crypto. I recall Mark Cuban mentioned, the stocks become store of value these days.

    While this is the reality, I really wish we go back in the old days and appreciate value investing. We had lived dot.com times which is very similar to today and it may end badly if FED lets the dog out. But it doesn’t look likely in the near term.

  301. 3b says:

    40 percent of the student loan forgiveness will be for people with graduate degrees. They at least theoretically should make more, and should be able to pay it back. Why not start with eliminating the interest? At least pay the principal back. Biden wants to eliminate up to 10k not 50k. Either way it’s BS. What about us schmucks that paid for our kids education? What do we get ? Atta boy??

  302. njtownhomer says:

    I think all stimulus money should be paid back in future tax returns. Give them 10 years to pay back at least.

    Especially, the forgiven PPP loans to doctors, lawyers and so many well-funded companies are totally spent for nothing. Total waste and teaching irresponsibility to many.

    As for the rationale, that it was not of their fault, I really don’t like the argument. Perhaps I am in the tech sector and not understanding the service business. They may not have caused the virus, but almost all service sector job has such risks. 9/11, virus, pandemic, quakes, fire and much more. They had to have cash aside for the risks involved.

  303. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I agree. I yearn for value being rewarded. I want normalcy. I hate this get rich quick crap.

    “While this is the reality, I really wish we go back in the old days and appreciate value investing. We had lived dot.com times which is very similar to today and it may end badly if FED lets the dog out. But it doesn’t look likely in the near term.”

  304. Phoenix says:

    New Jersey’s Nabisco Factory To Close By Summer, 600 Workers Laid Off

    Mondelez International last November said it was considering closing the Fair Lawn factory — reportedly the largest producer of the Oreo cookie.

  305. AP says:

    ExEssex @5:52 nice.

    I’ve started reading this blog before I moved to NJ, doing research and shopping for a home. When we closed, I made a brief post here to celebrate (still remember that Essex responded with some encouraging words!)

    Seven years later, to my own surprise, that house in Haughtyville is all paid off. No debt, no leverage, free and clear in everything I have. Feels good. I wonder what the next chapter will bring.

    Just got my W-2 in the mail today. Getting super close to having a big 4 in front of it, which is pretty decent for a kid who worked full-time for the greater part of public college. Not that money matters all that much at the end of the day tbh.

    Didn’t ever post here again until last year, locked at home bc of Covid and wanted to make some noise in the “neighborhood”. Posted some good things, some ok things and even some stuff that missed the mark once or twice.

    Long post, just wanted to say bye and close a circle for myself.

    Wishing the very best to everyone, lurkers, regulars, and to anyone who may have dug any of my posts. Much love, AP

  306. grim says:

    Looking at expanding into Zimbabwe, and some other countries in the South of Africa. Africa is the last frontier for outsourcing.

    That’s going to be fun.

  307. grim says:

    Will not be so lucky for it to be joburg.

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