56,000 Pending Eviction Cases

From the Star Ledger:

As eviction moratorium nears end, N.J. to begin settlement conferences for renters, landlords

The first mandatory settlement conferences in more than 56,000 pending landlord-tenant cases will begin next week, nearly a year-and-a-half since a statewide eviction moratoriumbegan amid the coronavirus pandemic.

If the landlord does not appear at the settlement conference, the case will be dismissed. If the tenant does not appear and the landlord establishes entitlement to relief, the court will enter a default judgment.

If no settlement is reached after both parties attend the settlement conference, a trial will be set for a date after Aug. 31. Even as cases begin to be heard, residential evictions will still not occur until the eviction moratorium ends — which could be Dec. 31.

But that date still hangs in the balance, pending a bill that was passed by the state Legislature and has yet to be signed by Gov. Phil Murphy. The bill (S3691) would move up the end date of the moratorium to Aug. 31 for renters if their annual household income is above 80% of their county’s median income. Those who make less than that would remain under the moratorium until Dec. 31.

“The result could be that someone settles a case today and agrees to vacate, and then all of the sudden the legislation is passed and they have all these protections and they arguably couldn’t be put out,” said Lawrence Sindoni, an attorney with Northeast New Jersey Legal Services, of the legislation that hasn’t been signed yet. “So that’s certainly going to raise issues.”

The bill would also give millions in rental assistance. Renters who file for the financial help would have their eviction cases dismissed for nonpayment of rent or failure to pay rent increases between March 2020 and Aug. 31, 2021.

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155 Responses to 56,000 Pending Eviction Cases

  1. Yo! says:

    “chicagofinance says:
    July 22, 2021 at 11:13 am
    Right…… not disagreeing….. however, please comment …….

    Volume down, so therefore is this a mix issue? Only trying to use experience from 2005-2008.

    Reiterating mix……
    first observation: 1,2,3,4,5 = 3 average
    volume down at lowest price
    second observation 2,3,4,5 = 3.5 average
    reported 17% increase in price, but in reality nothing happened except bottom of market closed up. Technically a negative sign.

    Noting….. we are seeing volumes drop,

    I am not disagreeing with you. Please comment.

    Yo! says:
    July 21, 2021 at 3:39 pm
    Hello New Jersey real estate experts. I was looking at NJ real rate report facts. Single family house prices bounced 15.2% in 2020 then blasted up 22.4% through the May of this year, according to NJAR. Nobody here saw this coming. Will prices go up double digits next year? I say yes.“

    My comment is home values are way up. Case Schiller index has NY metro house price +14% as of last data point. This index uses repeat sales of the same houses so no mix issue. It lags by several months and I expect future readings to show higher growth.

    Expert on this index named Craig, graduate of Princeton and Harvard, says home price increases are “truly extraordinary.”

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2021/06/29/home-price-gains-in-april-truly-extraordinary-sp-case-shiller-says.html

    Thank you for inviting me to comment.

  2. Yo! says:

    Chicago, you wrote, “volume down.” Where do you get this info? According NJAR database made public, New Jersey house sale volume is up 24% in 2021 and condo sales are up 47%.

    In New Jersey’s lowest price county, Salem County on the Delaware border, prices are up 43% this year through June. Sales volume is up 18% there.

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

  3. Libturd says:

    On the article. It’s an election year. No way in hell Murphy’s going to sign for the earlier end of the eviction moratorium.

  4. Phoenix says:

    Murphy is going to win again. It’s a given.

  5. Juice Box says:

    The Feds already shut down their nursing home investigation, so Murphy is a lock..

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/24/politics/nursing-home-deaths-covid-justice-department-no-investigation/index.html

  6. 3b says:

    Dude : You are a moron with zero experience in working in corporate America. WFH is here to stay, best you accept it, and stop your delusional ramblings.

  7. Fast Eddie says:

    3b,

    It’s back to 5 days/week for us by October. I wish it wasn’t but that’s the deal.

  8. leftwing says:

    Seems like the liberal idiocy has gotten the message…substantial uptick from all media outlets and sources emphasizing the choice to get vaccinated and then reasoned arguments why.

    Disappearing are the “you’re killing the babies!” and “if you don’t do as told we will force closure again”.

    As I discussed with my eldest last week on an unrelated topic, honey v. vinegar…..

  9. Juice Box says:

    social loafing……will make a comeback too, biggest enemy of productivity in offices is the tendency of members of groups to pass the buck and lounge while the productive members do all the real work. You could easily tell with remote work who was phoning it in and who was doing the real work.

  10. Phoenix says:

    “Extreme costs in the United States only cropped up in the 1980s and 1990s.”

    Boomers found a way to manipulate the system in order to profit handsomely.

  11. The Great Pumpkin says:

    In reference of the article Yo shared.

    Telling you, could easily flip a house for more money if you buy now and sell in a year or two

  12. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I’m sorry. The conservatives are the crazies on this topic. Using the argument of my body, and my choice. Yet, then bash abortion. Perfect example of why politics is for the birds, and picking sides is for the crazies.

    leftwing says:
    July 25, 2021 at 11:03 am
    Seems like the liberal idiocy has gotten the message…substantial uptick from all media outlets and sources emphasizing the choice to get vaccinated and then reasoned arguments why.

    Disappearing are the “you’re killing the babies!” and “if you don’t do as told we will force closure again”.

    As I discussed with my eldest last week on an unrelated topic, honey v. vinegar…..

  13. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Wait, I was yelled at by 3b for saying this. That I was full of sh!t that most liked wfh because they could Netflix and chill. I’m a teacher, so I don’t know I’m told. Yet, I’m a f’ing manager that has to train and teach the workers of tomorrow. I already know if every single class I’m going to have a few overachievers, a good amount of helpless underachievers, and then the avg in the middle (people that do just enough to not be a loser, and not enough to be a winner (and they love it, this is who they are).

    Never mind, I’m just a teacher, I don’t know anything about the corporate world. Fool.

    Juice Box says:
    July 25, 2021 at 11:04 am
    social loafing……will make a comeback too, biggest enemy of productivity in offices is the tendency of members of groups to pass the buck and lounge while the productive members do all the real work. You could easily tell with remote work who was phoning it in and who was doing the real work.

  14. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Ahh the mental midget strikes again. Boy is lost in the woods, and calls anyone that tries to give him directions a moron. Good day, sir. Enjoy the walk in the woods.

    3b says:
    July 25, 2021 at 9:54 am
    Dude : You are a moron with zero experience in working in corporate America. WFH is here to stay, best you accept it, and stop your delusional ramblings.

  15. The Great Pumpkin says:

    This guy just doesn’t get it.

    If it’s so easy to get massive projects done like this at a cheap cost in NYC, then go do it. Present a cheaper plan. Just understand that the cost to “grease hands” to get sh!t done is not cheap. He doesn’t understand that. Good luck.

    joyce says:
    July 25, 2021 at 11:43 am
    https://www.nj.com/opinion/2021/07/the-gateway-project-costs-too-much-opinion.html

  16. The Great Pumpkin says:

    And if you think you are easily changing the game/system in getting things done in a high cost area like NYC…dream on. Sad part, if Christie would have just let the project finish, it would be cheaper than it costs now. Good move, Christie. That’s how you do it, baby!! Thanks.

  17. 3b says:

    There is only one mental midget on the blog, the guy that lied about working in corporate America, kicking ass on spreadsheets and multitasking with one hand tied behind his back, while getting double digit raises every 6 months. Now the mental midget tells us he is a manager.

  18. 3b says:

    Juice: There is social goofing off in the office, the ones that spend half the day bs ing or gossiping and then complaining about how busy they are, or commenting about someone leaving at 5:30. That person actually worked all day!

  19. 3b says:

    Fast: That’s too bad, but it could all change with the delta variant. Some firms are calling people back simply because they have the real estate. But as it evolves WFH will become the norm for many, and commercial real estate is going to get hammered.

  20. 3b says:

    Joyce: Gateway project unnecessary at this point.

  21. No One says:

    If the government goes back to recommending masking for vaccinated people then it stops making sense to push people back into the office for some industries. Video calls are easier for me from home anyway.

  22. Juice Box says:

    Mask wearing and other changes are back at my kids camp…two kids tested positive last week, camp is down here in Monmouth county. Approx 300 kids..

    95% of camp activities will now be outdoors
    New staggered lunch periods also lunch moved outdoors
    Lunch salad and pasta bar shut down (they are recommending bagged lunches)
    hand sanitizers will be placed back out
    Bus rides for excursions now require masks.

    My kids both tested negative today using the CVS rapid test.

  23. Bystander says:

    3b,

    Can you imagine sitting in teachers lounge with that lunkhead? Bet they lock him out.

  24. 3b says:

    Bystander: Would not be surprised!! And he is getting worse , all because of WFH, and we all shy he hates it.

  25. The Great Pumpkin says:

    You are a turd. Just stop.

    3b says:
    July 25, 2021 at 2:44 pm
    Joyce: Gateway project unnecessary at this point.

  26. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Go pray for the crash of real estate. You hate homeowners so much you pray every single day for a housing crash.

    3b says:
    July 25, 2021 at 1:39 pm
    There is only one mental midget on the blog, the guy that lied about working in corporate America, kicking ass on spreadsheets and multitasking with one hand tied behind his back, while getting double digit raises every 6 months. Now the mental midget tells us he is a manager.

  27. 3b says:

    Worse at nights and the weekend.

  28. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Go hope for a Great Depression. That’s what you are doing. That was a deflationary spiral event, and how did those falling prices work out? Created generations that was scarred for life. You suck!!!!

  29. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Can you imagine siding with 3b, and then calling pumps the idiot. Go play in the woods with 3b.

    Bystander says:
    July 25, 2021 at 7:43 pm
    3b,

    Can you imagine sitting in teachers lounge with that lunkhead? Bet they lock him out.

  30. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Who needs the Gateway project? Guy is as ignorant as fat man Christie and not one of you call him out. Instead, you bust my chops for calling real estate market 8 years in advance. Twilight zone type sh!t.

    Dude keeps going on about WFH. Was wrong again, but not one person calls him out except fast Eddie.

  31. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Brad Pitt in the Boardroom? Why Corporate Guys Are Embracing Long Hair
    With barber shops closed during lockdown, many men let their hair grow. Ease and nostalgia have inspired some to keep it lengthy. Here, how to do it right.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/brad-pitt-in-the-boardroom-why-corporate-guys-are-embracing-long-hair-11626894167

  32. 3b says:

    Must be mixing of meds, is not quite right for nights and weekends, leads to fits of raging against WFH.

  33. The Great Pumpkin says:

    3b,

    I’ll troll you all day buddy.

  34. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Just like that. Bitcoin back to $38k. Like a roach, just keeps coming back. Bet against it at your own risk.

  35. The Great Pumpkin says:

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    Since investing in my first stock online in 1994, the one habit I’ve developed is to always hunt for unicorns, especially during a bull market. It is during bull markets where you can really distance yourself from the pack.

    I still vividly remember many of us on Goldman’s trading floor in 1999 and early 2000 doing extremely well during the first dotcom mania. Sure, everything started going sour in 2000. But many folks walked away with enormous returns.

    Check out the post, A Great Investor Connects The Dots, for my latest active investing thoughts. If you disagree, I’d love to know why.

    As someone who worked in equities for 13 years, I can’t help but always think about new investment ideas.

  36. Phoenix says:

    What a comparison. Well, as Americans get bigger I guess it makes sense to have vehicles larger than tanks.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9823577/Road-warriors-American-trucks-SUVs-longer-tanks-fought-World-War-II.html

  37. JCer says:

    That article on the Gateway project is absolutely correct, the cost of the project is easily 3-5x what it should cost. The blame likely falls on the FRA, AMTRAK and the rest of the government entities. I look at the rail system and realize that somehow before modern technology the trains were faster and more reliable, they were able to dig tunnels for less than 30BN. What needs to be examined is where they are spending the money, land acquisition is usually the driver. The problem with government anything is the amount of fat built into to everything, it adds up. My dad was a real estate developer, he did projects that required things like rail crossings and the money to do simple things was insane. Government leads to 3x the cost for most infrastructure projects, in the US we have a problem when unionized workers in Germany or France or Japan can do these infrastructure projects for a fraction of the US we have a serious problem. Infrastructure work is over regulated in the US and that really exacerbates the situation.

  38. grim says:

    Like the $2 billion Airtrain at Newark Airport?

  39. grim says:

    On a more positive note, NJ saw an increase of first vaccine doses last week.

  40. leftwing says:

    “If the government goes back to recommending masking for vaccinated people then it stops making sense to push people back into the office for some industries.”

    New mask mandate that includes the vaccinated would seriously decelerate vaccinations.

  41. grim says:

    Heard through the grapevine that NJ is considering requiring weekly testing for unvaccinated 12+ kids in school for the upcoming year.

  42. grim says:

    Clearly the strategy thats working is to make it incredibly inconvenient to be unvaccinated.

  43. Hold my beer says:

    Texas is already getting as many cases a day as it did back in Beginning of November. Had 6,400 on will be getting 25,000 cases a day with in the hospital in mid October

    Pretty graphs for the chartists

    https://www.texastribune.org/2021/07/23/austin-stage4-covid-19-masks/

  44. Hold my beer says:

    That’s had 6,400 new cases on July 22nd.

  45. grim says:

    … and school starts in 3 weeks in Texas.

  46. Hold my beer says:

    With the NFL policy of cancelling games due to outbreaks among the unvaccinated I bet unvaccinated bottom of the roster players and non guaranteed contract average veterans will get cut in favor of the vaccinated. What GM wants to risk a forfeit and loss of revenue?

  47. leftwing says:

    Good Gottlieb interview just finished on CNBC.

    He referenced data that came out last week showing high ‘durability’, ie. immunity, for people who have had the disease.

    I didn’t find it with a quick google search. I’ll look later and post, if in the meantime someone knows of it a link is appreciated.

  48. Hold my beer says:

    Grim

    That’s right. We might be even worse this fall than January peak. About half the kids were virtual last school year. Even if kids rarely get hospitalized from it, they can still spread it to adult family members

  49. Juice Box says:

    No Zoom meeting for tomorrow’s Board of Ed meeting in my town, it will be live at the High School and streamed on Youtube…Some parents are still asking for remote school option and have petitioned the Governor etc. Mask policy may be addressed too it’s optional right now for Summer School, and nobody is masking.

  50. leftwing says:

    Pull the Gottlieb interview (phone, unfortunately) when it’s posted on the CNBC website. Good as always.

    He’s convinced we’re deeper into this wave than anyone recognizes. Israel has turned with delta infections decelerating, more importantly so did the UK. US data from this week is suspect as some states, importantly FL, don’t report over the weekend.

    Anyway, sounds like he’s thinking in a few weeks or so this will have mostly run through the unvaccinated population with possibly a small bump from return-to-school. Less relevant, as kids are asymptomatic or only experience light conditions.

    Key missing data according to him, which doesn’t exist, is what the higher viral load of Delta means in terms of asymptomatic, fully vaccinated person transmission to others.

    Again, cases don’t matter, especially if they are asymptomatic. It’s major outcomes, hospitalizations, and deaths.

    At some point in the not-to-distant future virtually everyone will have been exposed to the virus. When that occurs you either have some level of immunity from prior exposure or vaccination and, if not, you will contract it with some level of response from asymptomatic to death.

    That roadmap was a given without an actual hard quarantine at the Federal level in the Spring of last year. All the shrieking, begging, hand-wringing, and cultural insults were never going to change that trajectory.

    In a weird way you almost want this variant to run through the population quickly given the immunity conferred by the early vaccinations – among the most exposed and the most vulnerable – is diminishing right about now. If this peaks in October or later you will have a large cohort of your most vulnerable exposed again absent a booster.

  51. SmallGovConservative says:

    Looks like wokeism, and the Democrat party that sponsors it, has destroyed yet another world class American institution — USA Basketball. Remember how proud we all were at the combination of skill and showmanship demonstrated by the Dream Team as they barely broke a sweat on their way to a gold medal? Now a team chock full of anti-anthem NBA millionaires and told-you-so coaches who are clearly more interested in antagonizing their fellow citizens that disagree with them politically, than in winning basketball games, has lost to France! Make no mistake, the Chinese and Russians are watching as the American left trashes one institution after another and has to believe that they’ll eventually do the same to our once great military.

  52. leftwing says:

    I had to LOL at the headlines over the weekend on Mens Basketball and Womens Soccer. Karma.

    I have literally paid zero attention to the Olympics except for what I picked up off the TV when it was on for background noise.

    It seems both teams still have a pathway to Gold?

  53. aj says:

    NJ public universities already announcing that weekly testing will be required for anyone who isn’t vaccinated. Makes sense that K-12 would follow suit.

    “Even if kids rarely get hospitalized from it, they can still spread it to adult family members”

    Isn’t the best answer to this to get the adult family members vaccinated and not penalize the kids? Maybe, if household adults can’t prove they are vaccinated, kid wears a mask?

  54. Juice Box says:

    Anyone need a house call?

    Just saw this van this morning..

    https://fillerupnj.com/

  55. Juice Box says:

    Inside of the filler up van.. pretty pimped ride.

    https://fillerupnj.com/gallery-image.php

  56. Fast Eddie says:

    I saw the headlines on the men’s BB loss. Again, symbolism and appearance have replaced tangible effort and sacrifice. America is in a state of ongoing atrophy and we’re either going to get back to basics or be content with our third place standing.

  57. BRT says:

    I had to LOL at the headlines over the weekend on Mens Basketball and Womens Soccer. Karma.

    I have literally paid zero attention to the Olympics except for what I picked up off the TV when it was on for background noise.

    It seems both teams still have a pathway to Gold?

    The men’s basketball is pathetic. The pro game has devolved into chucking 3’s and watching your teammate and their outlawing of defense has given them a false sense of confidence. They have no idea how to defend 5 guys on the court moving. And, at the end, they were only down by two, a guy on the French team is literally knocked down and down for the count. So you have 5 on 4 to tie it up easy just by driving and passing. But they just keep chucking bricks from 3 and on the last one, you have all 5 players standing around the line not even thinking rebound. A high school coach would have torn into them.

  58. BRT says:

    No Zoom meeting for tomorrow’s Board of Ed meeting in my town, it will be live at the High School and streamed on Youtube…Some parents are still asking for remote school option and have petitioned the Governor etc. Mask policy may be addressed too it’s optional right now for Summer School, and nobody is masking.

    Most of these parents clamoring for it reference how well their kids did under the remote option. They are completely oblivious to the fact that the teachers were likely forced to lower their standards and most likely abandoned all serious testing because it was impossible to stop kids cheating. I’ve heard way too many “my kids grades have never been better” arguments. They are completely ignorant of the fact that their kids aren’t learning.

  59. Fast Eddie says:

    As I’ve said personally the other day, football on Sundays was relig1on. I attended every home game during Lawrence Taylor and Phil Simms careers. It was when you watched people return year after year, sitting around you. Fast forward today and the discipline from every sport is gone along with the discipline and ethics that go with it. It’s occurring all around us in everyday life. Chaos reigns and the left rejoices as it gives them the advantage to loot rational thought.

  60. Fast Eddie says:

    Well, at least he was wearing a mask to reduce the possibility of covid transmission:

    https://abc7ny.com/new-york-city-brooklyn-mugging-in/10909464/

  61. Juice Box says:

    Gottlieb is on Pfizer’s board, aren’t they pushing for a Delta booster?

  62. BRT says:

    Gottlieb is on Pfizers board. But IMO, he doesn’t push an agenda. The public trust in the system would be a lot greater if he were the face of the response.

  63. Libturd says:

    “That roadmap was a given without an actual hard quarantine at the Federal level in the Spring of last year. All the shrieking, begging, hand-wringing, and cultural insults were never going to change that trajectory.”

    Except those who chose not to risk dying or serious illness, many with long-term implications, were able to wait for the vaccines. Without the lockdowns, there would have been a hell of a lot more sickness and death as people would have had to risk infection working. This is where your politics are playing into your narrative.

    And in the end, the lockdowns don’t seem to have hurt us as much as the Republicans would have liked you to believe they did. Did you see the state revenue in NJ for example? Murphy didn’t even need to borrow that five billion.

  64. Hold my beer says:

    Aj

    That would make sense, but People who are anti mask are more likely to be anti vax.

  65. Libturd says:

    I turned on the Olympics for the first time last night during the halftime of the RedBull game. Caught rugby/women’s skateboarding. The rugby looked interesting though NZ was blowing out their opponent as usual. But they kept switching over the skateboarding. Not a one of these women were much better than the average skater you would find at a local skatepark. I really mean this. They were horrific. One looked like she weighed 250 pounds, which wouldn’t have been an issue if she knew how to skate? Aren’t there even qualifiers for this? They all kept falling when doing simple straight down landings off of every rail. No board flips, spins or fancy leg work. Just landing was impossible for every single one of them. Just a complete embarrassment.

  66. Libturd says:

    Left,

    I do agree with Gottlieb with how far along we are with Delta as the percentage increase has slowed dramatically even in Las Vegas, starting on Tuesday of this past week. Daily gains were 4 and 5% and have dropped to 1 to 2%. It’s just math with a little guesswork on the amount of how infectious the current strain is. If 40% are vaccinated, then you only have the 60% minus those infected prior (probably about 20%) for this variant to run through. Of course, there are a few outliers that shouldn’t affect the math much. For example, those who the vaccine simply does not work. Those who did not get a a large enough case of Covid and those whose comorbidities are so bad, nothing will help them outside of permanent quarantine. I head to Vegas on the 7th, so I have been watching the numbers like a hawk. Seems like all casin0 time will be in a mask. Yay for me.

  67. leftwing says:

    “I’ve heard way too many “my kids grades have never been better” arguments. They are completely ignorant of the fact that their kids aren’t learning.”

    It’s NJ.

    Parents don’t care if their kids actually learn…as long as some hometown rag pins a ‘Top 10’ mon1ker on the school the parents are fine, oblivious of the fact that graduation from that school only gets their kid admitted on full fare tuition to an anonymous State university in a State mocked by these same NJ parents while the kids from in-state pay less than a third of NJ kids….

    Who needs Ch1nese kids for tuition harvesting when you have idiot NJ blue ribbon parents?

  68. BRT says:

    Except those who chose not to risk dying or serious illness, many with long-term implications, were able to wait for the vaccines. Without the lockdowns, there would have been a hell of a lot more sickness and death as people would have had to risk infection working. This is where your politics are playing into your narrative.

    Might be true, but there really isn’t much data to back that up given the disparity between non-lockdown states and lockdown states. Moreover, in our state, the entire purpose of lockdown was to shield the most compromised from getting into contact with positive people. Then, we through that whole objective into the trash by sending positive people directly to them. I wouldn’t be surprised if we had better results with no lockdown and better nursing home policy.

  69. Bystander says:

    Did Wokeism and protest cause 2004 US team to lose 3 games? Team that included Lebron, Carmelo, Wade, Iverson etc. You guys are drama queens..

  70. leftwing says:

    “Gottlieb is on Pfizers board. But IMO, he doesn’t push an agenda. The public trust in the system would be a lot greater if he were the face of the response.”

    If Gottlieb were to push an agenda, which I don’t see, he would be taking the opposite position….ie, this wave peaks in late 2021 get the boosters approved now.

    No way he would ever consider becoming the official face of the response…guy hit the top of his industry, is a Board member of one of the largest and most well respected companies in the world, and builds his credibility and exposure by the day opening a myriad of new opportunities for him…

    Who in their right fcuking mind would pivot from that into the political shitshow of the government’s handling of this pandemic?

    As usual, government is full of inepts believing they are brightest.

  71. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Lefty,

    I know you are a dedicated team red player, maybe even mvp on this board, but wouldn’t it be smart for everyone to get vaccinated and corner this virus. And let’s not forget, this virus is man made, we have no f’ing idea what this can turn into…it’s man made.

    I know it was discussed on this board that it’s not a Republican issue with the vaccine. But my Facebook and Twitter feed is dominated by some bat sh!t crazy stuff from Republicans about this vaccine. This party needs to let go of the idiots. Fast.

  72. Libturd says:

    Don’t forget BRT. The lack of disparity between lockdown and non-lockdown states was mostly due to two things. First, the lockdown states stupidly infected nursing homes. Second, a lot was learned about the treatment of Covid late during the initial wave which benefited the non-lockdown states tremendously.

    And of course, it’s much easier playing Monday morning quarterback. Many of the decisions made early were based on what was known at the time. Even the oft-used Fauci mask saving fukcup was based on the limited number of masks available and need to save them for the first responders who were overwhelmed at the time and short of PPP.

    Was going to insert something here about the truth being ignored for political gain, but this dead horse has been beaten so many times that ASPCA has been brought in.

  73. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Jcer,

    Like I said yesterday, understand the cost of doing business in a high cost area run by powerful people. Look at what trump had to do to get his buildings up in the 80’s. Had to deal with organized crime and not pay his Polish workers to get it done cheaply. I don’t care where you go, unless you have a govt stronger than these people that run sh!t in the background, you are going to have to pay up to get sh!t done. No way around it.

  74. Libturd says:

    Left,

    I guess I could Google it, but wasn’t Gottlieb already the head of a government organization (like the FDA or something similar) at some time? If he’s biased, it’s very minor, IMO.

  75. Libturd says:

    Some good non-political stuff on the Delta variant here.

    https://yourlocalepidemiologist.substack.com/p/state-of-affairs-july-26-2021

  76. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Construction is a bitch.

  77. leftwing says:

    “I do agree with Gottlieb with how far along we are with Delta as the percentage increase has slowed dramatically even in Las Vegas…”

    Part of my rationale for looking at the cas1nos in LV…I was banging the drum here last week that the virus was likely much deeper into this wave than not….was (am?) hoping for a nice hard dip in those stocks on local lockdowns and masking to pick up some cas1nos and lodging….thankful for Gottlieb because he has been priceless in keeping my analysis anchored over the last year but right now I wish he would STFU and let me get in these two sectors at a 5-10% further discount lol.

  78. leftwing says:

    “If 40% are vaccinated, then you only have the 60% minus those infected prior (probably about 20%) for this variant to run through.”

    Prior infections have to be much higher than that especially if you factor in the kids…no one knows, we don’t test, but I would venture you may have 20% of the population asymptomatically infected….

    You had a good post last week with the PBS flow charts showing herd immunity under various vaccination scenarios (TY)…that sealed it for me…re-open your link and look at the 75% vaccinated and higher spread flows…the virus hits a dead end quickly…..Those flow charts did not account for prior infections…..if you account for them with 48% of the population now vaccinated all you need is 27% infected and we are on the down side of the hill….strongly suspect we are there. You’ll see some flare ups in low vax or high density areas but after that unless there is something really different out there (lambda, vaccine resistant?) I think September is going look good.

    Saw new home sales cross, disappointing volume higher median sales price IIRC. Haven’t looked at MDC or the rest of the builders today.

  79. BRT says:

    Did Wokeism and protest cause 2004 US team to lose 3 games? Team that included Lebron, Carmelo, Wade, Iverson etc. You guys are drama queens.

    That team was horribly constructed. Marbury and Iverson were the biggest ballhog point guards and couldn’t set up a teammate if they tried. Carmelo was also a huge chucker. Today’s team is purely a product of the kids never actually learning to play a 5 man game and they have no idea how to play in a league where the defense hasn’t been outlawed. You can see it. They aren’t running plays where everyone is moving or prepared to cut to the hoop. They just think a pass is something you do if you are doubled teamed. It’s also glaringly apparent that they’ve never been exposed to 5 guys moving as they keep getting caught sleeping at the wheel with guys cutting to the hoop.

    They are used to being in a league where the stars get preferential treatment and calls. They don’t listen to their coaches and regularly just play hero ball chucking an ill advised shot after shot and acting like they are the GOAT when one goes in. When a guy comes in and tries to teach them real basketball (like Phil Jackson), the players instantly revolt and get them fired. Another detriment is, they haven’t really competed for 10 years. The stars have been stacking their teams and joining up together rather than actually trying to compete to win.

    Wokeism likely has nothing to do with their performance. Aside from Kevin Durant, most of them are pretty quiet reserved guys. I would say this though, the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks were two teams that didn’t fit that prototypical NBA mold and maybe the tide is turning for the best in the future. I actually like the attitude most of the guys they put on the NBA team other than Durant. They are just outmatched and outcoached right now, despite having a roster with more talent than any other team.

    I would argue that the women’s soccer team is a different case. They’ve been so focused on their political agenda over the years that it’s become a complete distraction to their preparation.

  80. Libturd says:

    I can’t help you with the gaming stocks. I think they are ALL overvalued. The bean counters are killing the golden goose in this sector and I expect revenue and profit to sh1t the bed after this initial pant-up demand phase. A lot of new casin0s have come online in the last year or two as well as online gambling which will actually cannibalize hotel earnings. People can now get their fix without spending at the fancy restaurants and night clubs nor will they need a hotel room.

    Macau is in the pits too.

  81. Phoenix says:

    No One,
    Is that the place next to Daryl Crowe Jr’s house?

  82. Juice Box says:

    Lol – This is going to be some pissing contest on who gets to the moon again, pushing for a moon landing in 2024 now lobbying Congress for a do over and billion more $$ after NASA gave the contract to Space X.

    To be clear here Musk system the Lunar Starship is better by far. Bezos is now dangling billions in cash to NASA….

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/26/bezos-offers-to-cover-2-billion-in-exchange-for-nasa-contract.html

  83. crushednjmillenial says:

    Grim, I had a post go into moderation. I suppose due to length. Thank you.

  84. Ex says:

    Is it me or would a good infrastructure bill help red states as much as blue ones??

  85. Libturd says:

    Not if the only projects approved are in blue states. Lord knows Trump wouldn’t send a penny to Blue states when he was in power. Which is why the Gateway Tunnel was completely off of the table while he was in the White House.

  86. Libturd says:

    Speaking of, how long before we have to rename the “White” House?

    Maybe call it neutral house? Or without color house. Wait, that still doesn’t work. POTUS House?

  87. Juice Box says:

    Ex – How is that bullet train in Cali going? You know the one from LA to SanFran in two hours? They have been at it for what 14 years now?

    They want 30 Billion for new rail tunnels just to go from NJ to NYC and the train will still be slow as molasses and service will be no better than now.

  88. Bystander says:

    “That team was horribly constructed”

    Nahh, BRT. It was the right’s war mongering with two unjust, dishonest and unfunded wars that turned the world against us in 2004. Our symbol obsessed, flag-waving permeated through the Olympic basketball performance. Russia saw the Republican arrogance,particularly starting a war in Afghanistan that pea-brained right claimed “America could win where Russia failed”. This mental weakness led to a big Russian victory at our own game. It was either this..or we missed more shots than the other team, just like yesterday.

  89. 3b says:

    Juice: Last I checked and it’s been some time, most NJ residents live and work in NJ. How does subsidizing a tunnel from north Jersey to NYC benefit them? And with WFH is the tunnel really as critical now? How about fixing the piece of crap NJ Transit system we already have, like trains that don’t break down all the time and are heated in winter and ac in summer. The Record did a study some years ago on traveling from Hackensack to Mahwah to Hackensack by public transit. It’s a distance of 16 miles , yet takes two and a half hours by public transit!!

  90. Bystander says:

    Oh, sorry we lost to Russia in 1988. Why? That was because of Iran-Contra affair and Reagan’s star wars.

  91. Fast Eddie says:

    Is it me or would a good infrastructure bill help red states as much as blue ones??

    Tell me what’s in the bill and I’ll tell you if it helps the country as a whole.

  92. Libturd says:

    Every household in America gets a pack of Pall Malls and a case of Rheingold.

  93. Fast Eddie says:

    Every household in America gets a pack of Pall Malls and a case of Rheingold.

    Toss in a wife-beater (some of us Italians call it a guinea tee) tee shirt and I think we may have a plan! :P

  94. Libturd says:

    My parents used to use that term for a sleeveless undershirt. Guinea tee.

  95. Ex says:

    Roads, bridges, universal wi-fi/ nationalize internet providers .
    Term limits, taxation caps, reading rainbow, AFLCIO expansion,
    Guns for Teachers, tiny homes for Vets.

  96. Fast Eddie says:

    Highways, streets, roads, bridges, mass transit, airports, water supply, waste and waste water management, power generation and transmission, telecommunications and hazardous waste removal and storage are the only items that should be in the bill.

  97. JCer says:

    There are problems beyond the Tunnel, NJTransit is the worst run public transit system in the world bar none. Yes a new tunnel is needed by there are lots of important things for NJTransit to address.

    Pumps, here is the deal Trump wasn’t dealing with the government. Dealing with organized crime is easier than dealing with organized labor let alone the government. We know people in the real estate business(very wealthy and legitimate, big names in the commercial space in NJ) who literally cut mobsters in as partners in real estate deals in order to get around using unionized labor, the boss is getting a taste of the profits therefore everything runs smoothly, no labor disputes, no one dare say boo even the local government. Pretty much any project that has no union issues is somehow making a mob payoff.

    Make no mistake Trump had known mob associates working for him and he was paying them that is why he was allowed to use the non-unionized labor, he bought the Trump Plaza project from the Philly mob because they weren’t going to be able to get a gaming license, they approached him, he stupidly took the deal. They use LLC’s to mask who’s involved but at the end of the day it’s criminals. It’s incredibly common in business, you just pay someone to make the problems go away

    The issue with the government is look who gets the contracts, the regulations put in place created defacto monopolies, yes they bid the work out but it is to a group of vetted contractors who have essentially colluded on price. We should look at what they are doing in other first world countries because they have better infrastructure and are able to build it more cheaply and faster.

  98. No One says:

    Libturd,
    What do you think about this big global upturn in online gam(bl)ing? Can it keep growing forever? Is there really enough money to be parted from fools? Some stocks related to the industry have been red hot, there’s a company that runs virtual TV studios with Ukrainian game show hosts rolling virtual dice that is valued in the tens of billions. Other companies run the actual gaming business, they just provide the online game. Seems speculative to me, but on the other hand maybe people are dumb enough to donate their money to companies hiding behind foreign Vannah Whites. On the other hand, didn’t the boom in online Texas Hold-em eventually crash?

  99. leftwing says:

    “Roads, bridges, universal wi-fi/ nationalize internet providers .
    Term limits, taxation caps, reading rainbow, AFLCIO expansion,
    Guns for Teachers, tiny homes for Vets.”

    Sounds like John Cougar Mellencamp on crack.

  100. Juice Box says:

    breakthrough data on covid.

    For every 102,000 vaccinated there are 100 breakthrough infections and one death or about 0.098% of those fully vaccinated.

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/symptomatic-breakthrough-covid-19-infections-rare-cdc-data/story?id=79048589

  101. 3b says:

    Left: It’s John Mellencamp; he was forced initially by his record company to use Cougar. I am a fan, which is tough in the land of Springsteen.

  102. No One says:

    It doesn’t surprise me that some official from the New Jersey Dept of Health either doesn’t know how to draw statistical inferences, or willfully misleads. I have no doubt that vaccine reduces one’s chance of death from COVID. But Lifshitz claim would only be correct if every single vaccinated person had been exposed to COVID.

    “It is important to point out that 49 deaths due to COVID-19 among 4.8 million fully vaccinated state residents is slightly greater than one in 100,000 fully vaccinated individuals. That means vaccines are about 99.999% effective in preventing deaths due to COVID-19,” Dr. Ed Lifshitz of the New Jersey Department of Health said in a statement to ABC News.

  103. grim says:

    Anyone want to bet me that Murphy doesn’t mandate vaccines or weekly testing for state workers?

  104. grim says:

    Murphy said 99.99% of the 32,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations between Jan. 19 and July 12 were unvaccinated individuals. The state previously said 49 fully vaccinated people in New Jersey died of the virus during that time period.

    I’ll call this load of bullshit out – January 19th? REALLY? There was less than half a million people vaccinated by January 19th. And hospitalizations lag.

    Cast an overly wide net to drive that percentage so high.

    It’s like saying. 100% of covid patients in the hospital before we started mass vaccination were unvaccinated, so the vaccine clearly works.

  105. grim says:

    The lack of rigor around data analysis is telling.

    Wait. No, no it’s not.

  106. grim says:

    crushed – unmodded

  107. crushednjmillenial says:

    On the efficacy of lockdowns regarding virus spread and attendant economic implications . . .

    Off-hand, the difference between red states (lockdowns ending in May and June 2020) compared to blue states (indoor dining opening as late as August 2020 or September 2020) on virus transmission was not that dramatic.

    Georgia opened its businesses up on May 1, 2020, to much media opprobrium. NJ, in comparison, obviously opened up about as slowly as any state in the nation. GA (10m ppl) has a bigger population than NJ (9m ppl), but it’s pretty close. By December 5, 2020, both states were running at about 5,000 new daily covid cases (looking at 7-day average on worldometers for the two states). So, by Dec. 5, any benefit of the longer lockdowns was finished.

    From May 1, 2020 – December 1, 2020, GA at its worst was averaging 70 deaths/day (7-day average), while NJ at its best was averaging 5 deaths/day. Even if we were to assume that that maximum spread occurred for the whole seven months (it didn’t), imposing the longer NJ-style lockdowns in GA would have saved a max of 13,650 lives. This is 0.001% of the population. Thus, if that proportion was maintained across the whole nation, we’d have approximately 900k covid deaths rather 600k covid deaths. With realistic assumptions, it would be lower than this, but 300k extra deaths, at a maximum. Each individual death is a tragedy but our society does not spend infinity dollars to protect each individual life.

    To translate lives into dollars, if 300,000 lives nationwide were valued at $3m/each (the number that is a high-end wrongful death tort award), then that would be $900B. Leaving to the side that many, many covid deaths occurred in people who were 80+ years old or 90+ years old. We already spent $3T on covid stimulus, with an extra $1.5T already earmarked.

    Sure, the lockdowns might have also avoided the cost of many hospitalizations. But, no blue state Governor I am aware of ever, ever, ever for even one moment put a visual up from a spreadsheet and said we are keeping indoor dining closed to avoid $x of hospitalization costs and x number of deaths. It was always just “we will follow the science and we will save lives.”

    As for NJ state finances, NJ is 3% of the US population. 3% of the $3T spent by the feds equals $90B. If you run $90B once through the NJ sales tax of 6.625% then that equals almost $6B extra the state should collect. Nevermind that the $90B also got run through state income tax, state excise taxes, state estate taxes, etc. So, the surprise $5-6B in the state taxation receipts is proportionate to NJ’s share of federal stimulus.

    And, here’s why it matters to me – the feds took on $4.5T in debt to finance covid stimulus, with more on the way. To date, the resiliency of the US fed govt’s ability to take on debt has confounded naysayers. At some point, though, the interest on the debt crowds out other spending and you either have austerity, currency devaluation, raising taxes to the point where it is actually counterproductive (less revenue is raised with nominally higher tax rates); or maybe some kind of dystopian literal war for oil-and-other-materials confiscation. If the US federal government actually crashes the boat into that rock, then our system “shakes”.

    When our system “shakes”, in my opinion, very dangerous things can happen to humankind. Our current system is rising millions to the global middle class (250k new people touch the internet each day; probably something like that number buy a car for the first time ever each day; literal starvation to death is almost banished from the world; etc). I don’t care much about first-world problems compared to third world problems, except when the first world problems can cause the current overarching system to topple over. The belief in the US dollar and the US federal government’s ability to repay its debts is one of the great underpinnings of our current system. I don’t know what its theoretical limit is, but we might, maybe be testing that limit in confronting a disease that kills 1-in-1,000.

    Pardon long post and that I’m probably not comparing apples-to-apples at all points above. Directionally, I’d hope anyone can see my points, even if one disagrees entirely with them.

  108. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Crushed,

    If we did nothing, we would have ended up like India or Brazil. Hell, maybe even South Africa if it got bad enough.

    My point: it’s always easy to measure the price in hindsight. So I ask, what is the cost if we just didn’t shut down, race for a vaccine, and then rapidly get the vaccine out? We will never know, but based on some parts of the world, it would have been costly.

  109. The Great Pumpkin says:

    And as for the DEBT, it’s complicated. Sometimes you can’t add to the debt, others you can, and must. If we let the economy crash, and allowed for deflation to take hold like the Great Depression era, then you should have added to the debt because the cost of letting it crash is significantly more in the present and long term.

    STABILITY…that’s all that matters. Providing a stable environment for the economy to grow and innovate. Keep the system going.

  110. chicagofinance says:

    No….isn’t that lyrics to Joel…we didn’t start the fire?

    leftwing says:
    July 26, 2021 at 4:06 pm
    “Roads, bridges, universal wi-fi/ nationalize internet providers .
    Term limits, taxation caps, reading rainbow, AFLCIO expansion,
    Guns for Teachers, tiny homes for Vets.”

    Sounds like John Cougar Mellencamp on crack.

  111. leftwing says:

    LOL, make it duet.

  112. leftwing says:

    “I’ll call this load of bullshit out…The lack of rigor around data analysis is telling.”

    It’s marketing.

    Just finished watching the CBS Evening News…entirely centered around vaccinations with a tilt toward those unvaccinated. At least two, more I think, ‘interviews’ with hospitalized patients…one had a heart attack first and they note how he’s bedridden now after contracting covid…lol….Fauci is now referred to as the ‘chief scientific officer’ even when they run a clip, not one mention of his name….

    I don’t care if they stats are selected to make an argument but…too much manipulation and any hypocrisy is where you lose people….

    As an example, if a death rate of 0.00001 for the vaccinated is reason to get vaccinated, shouldn’t the same death rate in unvaccinated children aged 18 and under be an argument to NOT get vaccinated?

    Let them push and nudge for vaccinations…would advise if they want endpoint quicker to be honest, leave the emotion and lecturing aside, and get your numbers right and consistent.

  113. leftwing says:

    crushed, good writeup…I’m hesitant to comment as earlier today I decided I would follow Lib’s lead getting an ASPCA card and stop kicking this horse….

    One thing I would note I was tempted to type to someone else’s post….when comparing Red and Blue state stats don’t just compare when mandates were lifted but also when they started….remember, I left here in mid-March 2020 (literally the day before Murphy’s lockdowns but after the 8pm curfew was instated).

    Drove to FL for three (four?) weeks then a week plus in TN. I can assure you the approach and limitations of those states were radically different in March and through April 2020 than what was occurring in NY, NJ, etc….

    Likely no way to adjust for it numerically, but it was very real.

  114. leftwing says:

    BTW, definitely hot for Kristi Noam…wouldn’t mind looking at that for four years.

  115. JCer says:

    On the effectiveness of the vaccine on the latest variants. I think the Israelis are saying the Pfizer vaccine is something like 39% effective at preventing COVID. So let’s be generous and say the vaccines are 50% effective against the new strain. That is what is going on, people are bad at understanding the idea behind lessened severity but vaccine hesitancy will be through the roof once people realize it isn’t stopping the majority of infections. I think this might also mean previous infection no longer prevents re-infection. I was really hoping COVID was behind us but it doesn’t look like it’s over yet.

  116. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Jcer,

    Just read your last post.

    You get it, but refuse to acknowledge it’s very difficult to change this. It happens everywhere. People talk about these costs in the system like it’s an easy fix. They find out like the Mayor did in the wire, it’s not so easy. You either play the game or get thrown out.

    At least the money goes into the hands of workers and helps the economy through the union. The way Trump does it with organized crime, the elite clean up. So yes, we can bypass union workers, and do it for much less, but does that really help the economy? Trump never paid those Polish workers. He sucked money out of the economy and put it towards his bad bets. That’s all he did. That money was better served being put into the economy and paying those workers what they were entitled to.

  117. The Great Pumpkin says:

    At least the workers would have rewarded good businesses instead of being thrown to bad business deals. Fuc!er got bailed out by Christie to a tune of 30 or 40 million dollars that he owed to the people and economy of nj….another thank you from fatman!!! I could really beat the sh!t out of this fat ass politician.

  118. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Never ever trust a fat politician. They are the worse. They can’t use their looks, since it is a disadvantage. So they are overly sneaky and use the dirtiest means to reach power. Conniving fat f’k, and most of jersey ate up including almost all on this board.

    YOU GOT PLAYED!!

  119. Ex says:

    4:43 the pride of Seymour IN
    A decent painter and like the Boss a little fella.

  120. The Great Pumpkin says:

    The uglier a politician, the more ruthless they are with their tactics for power. Cue Polosi

  121. 3b says:

    I will take fat people over liars any day.

  122. The Great Pumpkin says:

    “High positive home equity among delinquent homeowners results in lower likelihood of foreclosure since people can refinance or sell the home to avoid defaulting on their mortgage,” says Nik Shah, CEO of Home.LLC. Those who do choose to sell are unlikely to shift the market. The forecasted uptick in inventory, he says, “isn’t much given that inventory is at a 40-year low. So, we project that home prices will continue to grow rapidly even if the forbearance program ends.”

    While a lapse of the mortgage forbearance program is likely, it isn’t guaranteed. The benefit, initially created by the $2.2 trillion CARES Act in March 2020, has already been extended three times. The last extension came from the Biden administration in late June when it extended forbearance to Sept. 30. However, so far, the White House hasn’t suggested another extension is looming.

    “Many homeowners exiting mortgage forbearance are returning to their pre-pandemic earnings and are no longer facing financial hardship associated with the pandemic,” the White House wrote in a statement on July 23. “For homeowners who can resume their pre-pandemic monthly mortgage payment and where agencies have the authority, agencies will continue requiring mortgage servicers to offer options that allow borrowers to move missed payments to the end of the mortgage at no additional cost to the borrower.”

  123. The Great Pumpkin says:

    You are a liar. You claim to be a homeowner when you are not.

    3b says:
    July 26, 2021 at 8:14 pm
    I will take fat people over liars any day.

  124. The Great Pumpkin says:

    No logical individual that owns a home would be cheering for it to crash. NO ONE.

  125. The Great Pumpkin says:

    And you mean how Christie told the teacher’s union that he would not touch our pension when he was running first term. How that work out? That guy is the biggest liar ever.

  126. The Great Pumpkin says:

    At least Murphy did what he said he was going to do. He nailed almost 99% of his campaign talking points. Only thing he missed on was the state bank.

  127. JCer says:

    pumps you’d be surprised, the union exists to enrich the union. That’s the point, the goons in union leadership make all kinds of money their members could never hope to make. Trump not paying his workers was scummy but the truth is the Polish workers were better than the union guys. Corruption is hard to root out of the system and businesses don’t care as long as they can still make money, disruption is more expensive.

    The situation with the union contractors is those who are efficient are punished for their proficiency, basically they cap how much work they can do in a day, the truth is the best worker is taking a pay cut while the worst worker is getting an increase.

    For the developer time is money, most have financed construction and have high interest debt service until they can mortgage the building or sell it. For them time is money and it is a key advantage to complete projects quickly. The non-union guys aren’t that much cheaper and their guys might end up making more money overall as they are compensated for how much work they can get done and if they finish the job quickly then can move on to another job. Believe it or not a lot of the contracts with sub contractors have bonuses for finishing early too so not only can they take on more work they get paid more for it. These smaller sub contractors usually don’t treat their people poorly.

  128. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Jcer,

    The point is though, that human are corrupt. From China to here, it’s all the same. It just costs more in NYC because it’s a higher cost area. The percentage is almost the same everywhere. You could argue probably that the percentage is lower in the high cost areas because they are taking a percentage of a much higher total.

    If you can figure out how to fix this human flaw, you will be a hero to humanity. Since the beginning of time, in order to get sh!t done, you had to grease the right wheels or it doesn’t get done. Human nature is a bi!ch.

  129. The Great Pumpkin says:

    And majority of politicians are someone’s bit!ch. They are now puppets at the hands of the string for someone behind the scenes who helped them get elected. It’s how it works and will always work. Norcross ran jersey until someone more powerful came along…that’s Murphy. Make no doubt about it, Murphy is a political boss, and will be president.

  130. 3b says:

    I have a condo pumps I have has it for years. Believe what you want. The comment you made about fat people across the board was just ignorant, and shallow just like you, along with being a liar.

  131. The Great Pumpkin says:

    If you think it was easy to get around norcross and Sweeney, it’s not…Murphy is a boss. He politically assassinated norcross.

  132. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Sweeney was supposed to be your governor right now…thank god Murphy came along.

  133. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I didn’t say “fat people,” I said fat politician. Big difference. I stand by it.

  134. 3b says:

    No there is not and then you insult so called ugly peoples too. You state your personal biases as fact which is typical for you.

  135. Libturd says:

    I saw it like rain on the scarecrow, blood on the plow. Excellent Leftwing. I snickered.

    “Guns for Teachers, tiny homes for Vets.”

    Crushed. Interesting analysis. Thanks for it.

    I can’t tell you how many times in my life I’ve run the same types of back of the envelope math to realize people were paying $12 for a train ride that somehow costs $50 to operate. For example, I dare one to figure how many trips into the city it will cost to pay for that 20 billion dollar tunnel.

    Eh, I’ll do it. 5 million riders per year (NJ Transit). $4,000 per rider per year.

    Sounds like a smart investment, no? Why don’t we just give everyone a yacht ride across the river. It would be cheaper.

  136. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Lib, so cut the vein to the overall economy? Not just local, but it will destroy the national economy. So yes, they have us by the balls and thanks to Christie, we have no time to waste and they know it. Welcome to the game of politics, it’s not nice. It’s ruthless.

    Just look at corruption…it doesn’t matter what political system you use. The sh!t always happens..I applaud our fore fathers, but the game is the game…and you are not changing human nature. Some hungry beasts out there for power. Fill her up!!

  137. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Lmao…it’s only beginning you fools. How do you get away with being so wrong..

    “Housing boom is over as new home sales fall to pandemic low”

    https://apple.news/AtutFjdtsT-WJYDQXMk9_Qw

  138. The Great Pumpkin says:

    “Its all a bit weird to me how people can be so ludicrously triggered by investments – Bitcoin, $ARK, $TSLA, digital assets, NFT’s, ESG, etc

    It’s not like people are killing puppies, they are just investing in a different vision of where the world is going and that is a market”

  139. Fabius Maximus says:

    So, my Friday Sluming it in Summit, lead me to Sunday in Asbury Park.

    AP I was very surprised and impressed by. My first time there. I’m not sure if it was just the weather and the threat of storms, but beautiful weather, not overcrowded, reasonable parking and good food.

  140. Fabius Maximus says:

    Oh and on Kavs 4500 tips, this is hilariously funny, but depressing sad, in the same vein.

    https://twitter.com/ResisterSis20/status/1419006802549739521

  141. Fabius Maximus says:

    Hey Left,

    Here is another picture for your Jan 6th Wall.

    https://twitter.com/j_yooper/status/1419763472418713604/photo/2

    Still having fun with the Playschool Hypocrisy Bus?

  142. Fabius Maximus says:

    Small world, this just dropped into my feed. I ended up in this place Friday after a nice walk in Watchung Reservation. That lead me to the store in Ocean and on to AP.

    https://www.nj.com/business/2021/07/retro-video-game-store-to-open-3rd-nj-location.html

  143. grim says:

    AP I was very surprised and impressed by. My first time there. I’m not sure if it was just the weather and the threat of storms, but beautiful weather, not overcrowded, reasonable parking and good food.

    We’ve ragged on AP here a lot over the years, but the transformation has really been astounding. Not just because my sister in law just did an incredibly cool mural there either..

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CQ-8itRAEuJ/

  144. leftwing says:

    “No logical individual that owns a home would be cheering for it to crash. NO ONE.”

    Kind of like you top-ticking your purchase of ARKK in February and then subjecting us to your asinine cheerleading that the ensuing decline was more beneficial than the shares rising?

    It is unbelievable you are entrusted with molding young minds. I suppose the only upside is that you teach history and can’t melt a kid’s face with a chemistry experiment gone awry.

  145. leftwing says:

    “Fabius Maximus says:
    July 27, 2021 at 12:00 am
    Hey Left, Here is another picture for your Jan 6th Wall…”

    “AP I was very surprised and impressed by. My first time there…Small world…”

    I realize how small your world is as you only now as a middle aged man venture out of your house to local destinations and detail those ‘adventures’ alone at midnight on a forum while also trying to tweak me for a half year old post….so you’ll get sympathy, not a rise from me….

  146. JCer says:

    On Asbury Park, it is another example of Urban revitalization in Jersey, it used to be pretty gritty and now it is Disneyland. It seems to be happening all over and it is a good thing. Hoboken was really one of the first examples and then Jersey City which looks like Disneyland now. Hopefully Newark is next, the less destitute Ghetto in NJ the better off we all are and the more likely we can stop supporting their schools. Maybe someday these now RICH towns will be off Abbott funding.

  147. JCer says:

    Pumps simply doesn’t get it, I have over 2m tied up in residential real estate in NJ. A crash is a “bad thing” but even I realize what is going on is not sustainable and represents a real risk to the economic well being of our society. Just because I have huge gains on paper doesn’t make me “feel good” about this situation.

    He also doesn’t understand that graft finds the richest host and then sucks all the life out of it. You get the most corruption where there is the most money and government corruption is enabled by the crooked politicians. As for Murphy, he sucks, he used his money to cut the line. He hasn’t done anything good and just continues with political trickery, he has benefited from the COVID disaster politically, without it he would have been totally boxed in by his political enemies, so don’t tell me he outmaneuvered Norcross.

  148. BRT says:

    If you guys are in Asbury, check out Vlad’s denim. It’s run by my HS friend’s father. They immigrated from Czechoslovakia during the 80s after the government seized his tailor shop. He spent his whole life working various jobs to ultimately get his original career back here. Truly, the American dream. He made my buddy a wallet which was top notch.

    https://vladsdenim.com/

  149. BRT says:

    Maybe someday these now RICH towns will be off Abbott funding.

    Sadly, I think it’s their goal to keep one side of town bad to ensure that the pipeline of free money from the neighboring towns and low taxes permanent. What’s more likely is that they’ll open up a private school for the wealthy kids while the kids from the other side of the tracks are stuck in their public school.

  150. Fabius Maximus says:

    BRT,

    Thats funny, I was looking at that store. We had lunch from Samis on the corner of that block.

    Left, I will always bring up your glorification of the events of 1/6 and your pride at what happened. How it was inspiring you to hang a picture on the wall to remind you of those true patriots. As I come across more pictures, I’ll be sure to to pass them along.

    As for me in my Small world. I have lived and worked all over the world and on both coasts. Friday afternoon, to Sunday night, was spent with my wife and kids having fun and making memories. For as long as that continues Life will always be Good!

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