NJ eliminating a tax? Impossible

From the APP:

No more NJ estate tax? Bill passes first hurdle

A state Senate committee Monday approved a bill that would phase out New Jersey’s estate tax over five years.

The vote by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee was a win for business groups that have argued the tax drives Garden State residents out of state.

“The only individuals who are now paying the estate tax are those who due mostly to family or business reasons choose not to leave the state,” said Michele Siekerka, president of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, a business lobby group. “Those who can leave New Jersey do.”

New Jersey taxes estates – cash, real estate, retirement accounts, life insurance benefits and other assets – worth more than $675,000. It is one of 14 states with an estate tax. And it has the nation’s lowest threshold. By comparison, the federal government for 2015 taxes estates worth more than $5.43 million.

New Jersey also taxes beneficiaries who receive inheritances, but grandparents, spouses, parents and children are exempt.

The bill was debated as lawmakers face pressure from two sides. They are searching for ways to lower the state’s notoriously high cost of living. And they are trying to generate enough revenue to pay for a checklist ranging from health benefits for state workers to transportation improvement projects.

The bill sponsored by Sen. Paul Sarlo, D-Bergen and Passaic, and Sen. Steven Oroho, R-Sussex, Warren, and Morris, would increase the threshold each year to $5 million in 2020 before eliminating it in 2021.

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97 Responses to NJ eliminating a tax? Impossible

  1. Essex says:

    i love cheap stuff. there i said it.

  2. “Those who can leave New Jersey do.”

    Post of the millennium.

  3. Fabius Maximus says:

    So was the first question Clarence Thomas asked in 10 years, “Can someone do my homework?”

  4. Now Spanky, be reasonable says:

    A democrat from North Jersey is co-sponsor? Horses will soon be flying.

  5. Libturd feeling the Berning Cankles says:

    Speaking of bluetooth for the car stereo (Essex). I have an iPod Nano which I use to store about 40 hours of music on. It can hold a charge virtually forever. I just do a quick copy off of my laptop at home before taking a long drive and I’m good. When I ripped my 1,000 or so CD’s to MP3, I thought I had a lot of music. Once it’s convenient to mix it all up and listen to it regularly, it’s surprising how little music that is.

  6. Libturd feeling the Berning Cankles says:

    Also…nice choice with that Alpine head.

    Grim mentioned Nakamichi. Was it Ferris Bueller’s Day Off where they had that silly Nakamichi tape deck that flipped the cassette rather than rotated the play/record heads for optical alignment? I think that deck was like $1,500.

  7. Libturd feeling the Berning Cankles says:

    I know the youngsters have no clue what I’m talking about, but check it out.

    http://www.tonepublications.com/old-school/nakamichi-dragon/

  8. Libturd feeling the Berning Cankles says:

    Eh…16 Candles. Same genre, different film.

  9. Grim says:

    Bluetooth audio is terrible, you don’t have a USB interface or analog input?

  10. Essex says:

    10. the bluetooth is one option, charging USB, direct in.

    plug / shout-out to Samm Sound

  11. Libturd feeling the Berning Cankles says:

    I do…and I do use it. But half the time I’m listening to podcasts so it doesn’t really matter and I also listen to Stern on satellite which has way worse (overcompressed) sound quality compared to Bluetooth. I know it’s hard to believe, but the Bluetooth really isn’t all that bad soundwise.

  12. Libturd feeling the Berning Cankles says:

    Also, the bluetooth controller is way better than the USB controller which also charges too slowly. :P

  13. yome says:

    I burn a DVD-R disc with mp3’s. It holds 4.24 GB of mp3 can load over 900 songs in 0ne disk. A 700mb CD R can hold 150 songs.This are good for units can read DVD and Cd mp3. On my newer car I just plug in a 16gb Flash Drive to the USB and just choose the Genre as I wish

  14. dentss says:

    For the democrats to admit to cutting a tax to keep people from leaving …it must be pretty bad ….but we already know this

  15. GOP'sbroken (the good one) says:

    @marketwatch

    Opinion: Ideologues have ruined America’s economy

    Published: Mar 1, 2016 7:38 a.m.

    It is almost impossible to assess the progress of the United States economy over the past four decades without feeling disappointed. From the perspective of the typical American, nearly one-third of the country’s productive potential has been thrown away on spending that adds nothing to real wealth or was destroyed by the 2008 financial crisis.

    Since the mid-1970s, the U.S. has ramped up spending on health-care administration by about 4% of gross domestic product and increased expenditures on overtreatment by about 2% of GDP.

    Countries like Canada, the United Kingdom, and France have not followed suit, and yet they do just as well — if not better — at ensuring that their citizens stay healthy.

    Meanwhile, over the same period, the U.S. has redirected spending away from education, public infrastructure, and manufacturing toward providing incentives for the rich — mostly in the form of tax cuts.

    The U.S. spends 10% more than it used to on making it easier for the rich to accumulate wealth, but it has cut public investment in physical and human capital by roughly 4% of GDP, compared to what would have been expected if spending patterns had followed historic trends.

    Forty years ago, for example, the U.S. spent roughly 4% of its GDP on finance. Today, it spends twice that. And the results have been catastrophic.

    Despite the plutocracy’s claims that the heads of financial companies and other CEOs deserve their increasingly outsized compensation packages, there is no evidence that they are doing a better job than they used to at running their companies or allocating capital more efficiently.

    On the contrary, the lion’s share of the responsibility for the economy’s continuing struggles can be comfortably laid at the feet of America’s hypertrophied, dysfunctional financial sector.

  16. Comrade Nom Deplume, screwing around at work says:

    [4] rory martin

    “So was the first question Clarence Thomas asked in 10 years, “Can someone do my homework?”’

    No, it was “Who da fcuk is Fabius Maximus and why haven’t we deported his ass?”

  17. Comrade Nom Deplume, screwing around at work says:

    [16] twitiot

    exactly what an ideologue would (and did) say.

    And retweeted by an ideologue.

  18. Comrade Nom Deplume, screwing around at work says:

    [15] dentss

    Which gets me to a thought I had about Trump and Sanders. Both would have to build a wall on the Mexican border. The only difference is which side the concertina wire is on.

  19. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Yes, and exactly what I said is happening. Since we were “already an expensive cost of living state”, our taxes and cost of living will become more affordable as the low cost of living areas become more expensive with the rise of families in those locations. Now watch it happen right before your eyes, just in time for a 2020’s boom.

    dentss says:
    March 1, 2016 at 9:18 am
    For the democrats to admit to cutting a tax to keep people from leaving …it must be pretty bad ….but we already know this

  20. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Just think how cheap the real estate in this area will be to a national market if we continue on a path of a dacade or more of low growth in taxes as these other areas are dealing with much higher growth in their taxes. We already have had 4-5 years of low growth in taxes, and another 5 years should do a lot. A home with a good school within commuting distance to nyc and under a million will look like a deal and a half with somewhat competitive taxes. The values will shoot through the roof in the 2020’s boom. Come on, Jersey. Let’s make sure we get this done!! They should legalize Mary Jane and use the taxes to pay for the pension. Put it in the constitution that the money must go to pension. Also, pension can not be improved or reduced should be put in the constitution. If there are extra funds, once the pension is healthy, it should be put into the constitution to go towards reducing property taxes, not increasing them.

  21. Comrade Nom Deplume, screwing around at work says:

    More on tax policy. My current bedside reading (better than Amb1en).

    http://web.stanford.edu/~scheuer/rent_seeking.pdf

    Which reminds me of something I used to say more often: When you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullsh1t. This entire exercise is an effort to intellectualize (and, therefore, legitimize) something that an Occupy protester expressed in six words.

  22. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Too funny!

    Libturd feeling the Berning Cankles says:
    March 1, 2016 at 8:18 am
    I know the youngsters have no clue what I’m talking about, but check it out.

    http://www.tonepublications.com/old-school/nakamichi-dragon/

  23. Ragnar says:

    For my serious music listening, I use a PC feeding via USB a ifi Micro iDSD DAC/headphone amp which goes into either Sennheiser HD800, Beyer DT770, or Audeze LCD-2 headphones.

    For walking around, a phone or mp3 player playing into Etymotic HF5 in-ear earphones, which are great for airplane travel – tiny yet noise blocking.

    I haven’t modded my car stereo since I was 21. The upgraded Bose stereo in my A6 is adequate at moderate volumes.

  24. The Great Pumpkin says:

    22- If nj was smart, they would be like Colorado and legalize it here. All the surrounding states will be coming over and buying from us, helping create tax revenue off of other states. Christie is a loser, why can’t you understand this? Instead he keeps it illegal which prevents not a single individual from smoking it. Watch that money go right out the window fatboy.

  25. Libturd feeling the Berning Cankles says:

    Campaign Stop
    Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visited
    workers in their break room at Harrah’s
    February 13.
    Clinton shook hands and encouraged them
    to caucus for her.
    She then went to the main area of the
    casin0 to greet surprised workers and
    tourists.

    Hmmm. I wonder how she got access to their break room? Perhaps it was part of the deal she struck with Caesar’s new CEO who supposedly allowed his casin0 workers to get paid to caucus for her last week (as I reported some of my friends out there claimed). After all, Caesars is bankrupt to the tune of 18 billion. I imagine, once Cankles gets elected, Caesars will get a beautiful bailout that probably cost the Caesars CEO little more than a few thousand dollars of good will.

    Here are some more facts:

    4 of the 6 at-large caucus locations were at Caesars properties.

    The application to apply to attend a caucus had a special pull-down for casin0 workers. Hmmmm. Dem machine at work I presume?

    Can’t wait for 8 more years of getting it up the @ss financially since I am not a black or latino and I am not wealthy enough to pay to play.

    This is interesting too.

    http://tinyurl.com/cankles-cheats

  26. The Great Pumpkin says:

    They should also legalize the hard drugs, except the taxes will strictly go towards their own help. Why should the taxpayer be responsible for the cost of their addictions. Let them fund their own help. They should also do the same with cigs. Have a large tax that covers the cost of the risk they are taking.

  27. Ragnar says:

    Libturd,
    Since you can beatbox, I think you can self-identify as black. Then you can set up a company to bid for govt contracts as a minority owned small business.

  28. Ragnar says:

    Pumpkin,
    I go along with the legalizations. No need for high taxes on them, prison system costs will plunge to reduce spending.

  29. NJGator says:

    Nom 17 – Yes. He finally speaks to stand up for the right of wife beaters to keep their guns.

  30. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Good point. Also, throw in reduction of police forces and pension costs.

    Ragnar says:
    March 1, 2016 at 10:24 am
    Pumpkin,
    I go along with the legalizations. No need for high taxes on them, prison system costs will plunge to reduce spending.

  31. Libturd feeling the Berning Cankles says:

    “Since you can beatbox, I think you can self-identify as black.”

    And I won’t complain when Big Momma’s House 2 or Straight outta Compton doesn’t get any Academy Award nominations.

  32. Comrade Nom Deplume, screwing around at work says:

    [31] gator

    Feelings over rule of law? Because that is what you are implying should be the standard.

  33. Comrade Nom Deplume, screwing around at work says:

    [30] ragnar,

    “I go along with the legalizations. No need for high taxes on them, prison system costs will plunge to reduce spending.”

    Yes, but to Pumps curiously valid point, you have externalities from legalization that still must be addressed by permitting a percentage of the population to wander around stoned all the time. So I don’t think we should discard taxation but it shouldn’t be so high that illegal dealers stay in business because of the rent spread.

  34. walking bye says:

    35 -This is why you would only allow legalization to take place in Atlantic City. It would be a tourist bonanza and cash cow all over again.

  35. walking bye says:

    you would also need to setup some sort of duty free shop along the atlantic city expressway where on your way out you trade in your unused drugs and paraphernalia for some sort of store credit to buy I don’t know -cigarettes, fine china figurines, and perfume.

  36. Juice Box says:

    I’ll chime in on the estate tax issue. It seems to me the boomer locust are at it again.

    Doesn’t the estate and inheritance tax combined bring in more than $700 million annually? Where is the offset in reduced spending? Not there is my guess, they will go after the remaining working class in New Jersey to offset it.

  37. Lib & Grim – In the old, old, days I used to rock a Concord head unit with a Fletcher-Munson loudness circuit that would play my Type IV metal tapes made from CD’s and recorded in Dolby *C* (not B!), which required a Dolby C signal processor in the glovebox. I even designed my own hi-pass filters for the front infinity speakers, so the bass could be handled by my subwoofer and larger rear infininy speakers with polypropylene cones. That was in 1984. One of my audiophile friends paid me the highest complement: “It’s a shame you have to drive it.” which was entirely correct because once you added in the road and wind noise of my CRX the hiss-free Dolby C didn’t count for much.

  38. BTW, back in the mid 80’s stereos were dealer installed on Hondas. All you had to do was say “no thank you”, if you ordered your car ahead of time and you could just put your own in. My gamble was that the cars came pre-wired, which they did. Does anyone remember that pretty good car audio store with the big yellow sign that was on Route 46 East in Little Falls, right before you climbed the hill towards Route 3? I think I bought my head unit there, bought one of my amps and the subwoofer and Infinity Speakers at the Wiz, getting them to beat Crutchfield prices.

  39. Honda front speaker grills came with the car, but there was a cool rear speaker mounting kit you could buy at the Honda parts counter that replaced the shock covers in the rear hatch. They were very cool in that they placed 6-1/2″ round speakers under a grilled replacement shock cover at about 45 degree angles to both planes instead of firing straight up up like on a rear deck. Much better highs from the Infinity EMIT ribbon tweeter that way. /oldguycarstereotalk off

  40. walking bye says:

    EX Pat – I remember the place. I bought a paradigm sub and wires there after a flood in the mid 90’s, not realizing the place had been under water . The sub still works today, the speaker wire with clear see thru shielding turned green over time/

  41. walking bye says:

    copper inside that is.

  42. Ragnar says:

    If the government can tax an “externality” of being stoned then why not also tax being stupid or lazy, or being a bottom quartile-skilled driver? In practice, government anti-externality targeting tend to be arbitrary popularity contests.

  43. BTW, the best mobile podcast player is an iPod shuffle. Because it has tactile buttons and voice-over it can be operated/navigated completely eyes-free. When I moved my oldest daughter up from a nano to an iPad on her 3 year device refresh, I tried using her 5th generation nano as a podcast player…Jesus it’s dangerous compared to shuffle while you’re driving. A shuffle is completely eyes-free, even in a cycling jersey pocket.

  44. chicagofinance says:

    My best guesstimiate is that viewing the situation as a finite pie is counterproductive……there is likely statistics and evidence that retaining households is more valuable…….if we are only talking 3,000 households…..how many tens of thousands leave just because of the specter of this issue……bear in mind, NJ is not just the outlier ….it is the endpoint outlier…..the worst one…

    Juice Box says:
    March 1, 2016 at 11:48 am
    I’ll chime in on the estate tax issue. It seems to me the boomer locust are at it again.

    Doesn’t the estate and inheritance tax combined bring in more than $700 million annually? Where is the offset in reduced spending? Not there is my guess, they will go after the remaining working class in New Jersey to offset it.

  45. Libturd feeling the Berning Cankles says:

    Love the car stereo talk. I don’t play around much with my nano when driving. I choose choose a playlist when I start and hit shuffle. If I dislike a song, I can advance it with a button on my steering wheel.

    There’s billions of dollars left on the table for a good auto interface to Android and Apple IOS.

  46. Libturd feeling the Berning Cankles says:

    Speaking of Paradigm. I have a pair of Phantoms in my basement collecting dust.

  47. Juice Box says:

    Chi – same proposal came up two years ago, they wanted to increase the millionaires tax to offset the 700 million dollar loss, how about we cut some fat before raising taxes again.

  48. Libturd feeling the Berning Cankles says:

    Don’t think for a minute that the fuel tax isn’t coming in the next few months.

  49. Comrade Nom Deplume, screwing around at work says:

    Remember all those plans that Obama called “substandard” offered by “bad apple insurers”? Seems that if you like your plan, you can keep it a little longer. The ‘transition relief” has been extended. Again.

    https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Resources/Regulations-and-Guidance/Downloads/final-transition-bulletin-2-29-16.pdf

    It’s funny; if Obamacare is so great, why are all the phase-ins being pushed back?

  50. Bystander says:

    It’s March. Official loon season has started. By loons, I mean people selling their homes. Last year, I paid 13% under what someone paid 2005. One block up, someone is asking 200k more than what they paid in 2005. No footprint expansion or huge remodel. Pricing is still wild wild west.

  51. chicagofinance says:

    It absolutely should…..

    Libturd feeling the Berning Cankles says:
    March 1, 2016 at 1:08 pm
    Don’t think for a minute that the fuel tax isn’t coming in the next few months.

  52. chicagofinance says:

    I think no offset is needed…..the removal of the tax will pay for itself…..you just can’t prove it and it isn’t how bookkeepers think…..or even accountants……you need someone to think more strategically about it…..

    Juice Box says:
    March 1, 2016 at 12:58 pm
    Chi – same proposal came up two years ago, they wanted to increase the millionaires tax to offset the 700 million dollar loss, how about we cut some fat before raising taxes again.

  53. Essex says:

    hopium
    a political narcotic distributed by vested economic interests that makes moderate social liberalism, ethnicity, individual purity of heart, and soaring rhetoric appear to be substantive progressive change; co-optation of the left by vested economic interests

  54. Juice Box says:

    Chi – taking your book again, you need another strategy to keep your clients from fleeing NJ. Sales and income taxes will never offset the estate and inheritance taxes brought in. Once the inheritance money over 675k gets moved it’s gone forever, nobody in your line of work would ever reccomend anything that would be subject to regular NJ income tax.

  55. Essex says:

    ^^WTF?

  56. Juice Box says:

    And just to be clear Chi this is based upon your own unbiased observations, so when you are old grey and lonely and then you die with $2 million in your name and a plan to leave everything to your children, the NJ tax bite would be about $100k. There is no way that money will ever see the light of day again via offsetting sales taxes or income taxes. Just like the Locust Boomers of today that free cash will all be spent on BMWs and Teslas built elsewhere, and fancy vacations anywhere but NJ. The grand kids? Well they can all get loans for college so screw them too right!

  57. Grim says:

    Etymotic er4s are the best headphones ever made – imho, and I have Grados and Electrostatic Sennheisers that cost a hell of a lot more.

    For the $200 you can have better sound quality than $50,000 speakers. There are no better.

  58. Essex says:

    60. Love headphones. Usually buy decent AKG’s at blowout pricing from Guitar Center, but will look into those GRIM.

  59. grim says:

    Stu – my last car audio install was all McIntosh.

    That was the Subaru that got stolen.

    That MC440 amp was incredible. My buddies all liked Soundstream but before the Mc I really liked Adcom gear. Before that was a lot of the higher end Rockford Fosgate gear.

    My Wranger had Image Dynamics waveguides that threw off the most incredible soundstage of any car, even better with the doors and top off, and they were so loud the wind noise didn’t matter.

    All my systems were separates with active crossovers. I routinely removed the rear audio, which my passengers hated, because it ruined the imaging otherwise.

  60. grim says:

    61 – they are as close to putting a wire into your brain as is possible.

    Keep in mind this also means they are brutally unforgiving. They’ll make a shit recording sound exactly like shit.

    Not like my tube gear that can make shit sound glorious.

  61. Grim says:

    Btw – reneging on an endorsement makes you look pitiful.

  62. Essex says:

    there was a time when the car stereo actually ranked above the actual in order of importance!

  63. Essex says:

    above the car – corrected

  64. Grim says:

    I am amazed the car stereo industry is not dead yet. You can’t install a stereo in anything without losing features. On the bright side, sound quality in the midrange and luxury side is pretty good these days.

    Adding a sub to a stock system without ripping out the head is probably the only thing worth contemplating.

  65. 1987 condo says:

    even I replaced my car stereo back in the day..was it Druckers?

  66. Libturd feeling the Berning Cankles says:

    I am truly envious of all your car stereos. You know, Adcom’s testing and assembly center shared a parking lot with Syntex Pharmaceuticals distribution center where I drove forklifts to pay for college back when I lived in East Brunswick. Syntex was famous for making the Anabolic Steroid that tripped up Ben Johnson. But back to Adcom. I was able to get Adcom components at cost from the people who worked there (who probably just five-fingered them and kept the money). Cost was amazingly cheap too. I got my sister an amp that would retail for 2K for $200. And then she got pissed at me when she had to spend $200 for a separate Denon Tuner and a phono preamp. I was too cheap to buy anything for myself (really, I needed the money for school and beer). Well, my sister still uses that amp today. Good equipment is good equipment. That amp has been in use for 30 years. Do people besides our generation still have stereos in their living rooms? I can’t stand television audio from TV speakers. So I have a great setup in my living room and a decent setup in my man cave.

  67. Libturd feeling the Berning Cankles says:

    Well the stereo in my Mazda 6 GT really sounds great until you turn up the volume. Then the bass falls apart. Would look into the subwoofer, but really don’t want to mess with it.

  68. jcer says:

    55. I agree people remaining in NJ and paying income tax is smart. Once people retire they immediately become FL residents to avoid this ridiculous tax which ensnares most middle class NJ families. Either they need to raise the exemption to match the feds or repeal it out right. My view on estate tax is that it should largely be repealed at all levels because it can force asset sales when dealing with closely held business interests that are very unfair. Also it is tool of the .1% to keep the 99.9% percent down, because the truly wealthy have so many vehicles to get around it, it effectively hurts the professional class and successful business owners who have assets of more than 10m but aren’t super wealthy enough to have the upper echelon estate planners.

  69. chicagofinance says:

    ever heard of a Trust? guess not…..ever consider that keeping family ties to NJ is a valuable thing for Trenton?

    Juice Box says:
    March 1, 2016 at 1:56 pm
    And just to be clear Chi this is based upon your own unbiased observations, so when you are old grey and lonely and then you die with $2 million in your name and a plan to leave everything to your children, the NJ tax bite would be about $100k. There is no way that money will ever see the light of day again via offsetting sales taxes or income taxes. Just like the Locust Boomers of today that free cash will all be spent on BMWs and Teslas built elsewhere, and fancy vacations anywhere but NJ. The grand kids? Well they can all get loans for college so screw them too right!

  70. chicagofinance says:

    Maternity Equipment (jj Edition):
    http://www.babypod.net/en/

  71. jcer says:

    72, no one but the unlucky and unprepared are paying NJ estate tax. Between trusts, family partnerships, gifting strategies, etc it is not something the truly rich get ensnared by.

  72. Ragnar says:

    Grim,
    The reason I didn’t go for the ETY ER4s is that they are known for microphonic cables. Since I only use in-ears for walking around and travel, I went down a notch to the HF5s with softer less microphonic cables and a slightly more laid back sound.

    My biggest headphone apostasy is that I think I enjoy the Beyer DT770 equal to or more than the Senn HD800, despite the former costing 1/5th the latter. And other people around me cannot hear what I’m listening to.
    The Audezes sound nice but are a bit hotter and heavier than I’d like to wear for more than an hour.
    Senn HD600s are probably the best value in premium open circumaural headphones. But again, they don’t keep all the noise in and out.

  73. Juice Box says:

    re # 72 – Yer right Chi that annual $700 million in estate and inheritance tax isn’t shielded by Trusts. You need to be doing better advertising perhaps? This is more than what the state collects from gasoline taxes or real estate taxes. No free lunch folks, especially the Boomers, you made it here, and made NJ of the most expensive places in the country to live and now you want to screw everyone else living and working here in NJ. If you want to continue to live here and have easy access to everything NJ offers than pay pay the damm taxes you bunch of Locusts, if not there are dozens of flights every day from Florida, where you can go bugger off and play shuffleboard.

  74. Ragnar says:

    jcer,
    Correct. The super rich make sure to move out unless they unexpectedly die young. It’s the lower tier of the wealthy that couldn’t quite afford to pack up and move out that get caught.

  75. Grim says:

    I actually travel with a set of Beats Executives. I didnt buy them, since me, Dre, and Jimmy and that crew go way back, but I was impressed. I didn’t like the Studios much. The downside is the built in amp eats AAA batteries. I like to travel with them since I can use them for conference calls in louder places.

    I like wearing them because I detest Bose. The Execs get a bad rap while the Bose crap is pushed like they are gold. Bose is decades of shit audio and good marketing, but Dre is the bad guy in the audiophile world.

  76. yome says:

    Looking forward to Scott Kelley’s return to earth

  77. Juice Box says:

    Bose Quiet Comfort way better than any Beats garbage, fly with those on and you won’t hear even the vibrato snoring of the meat sack sitting next to you.

  78. grim says:

    I’d fly with my big ass nerd can Grados and drown the guy out before I’d buy a set of Bose.

    The Etymotics win on the plane, you don’t need noise cancellation at all with them. I don’t travel with them because they don’t have a mic.

  79. grim says:

    How Grado isn’t the hipster douchbag accessory of choice I’ll never know.

    They are ugly enough, and made in Brooklyn.

  80. walking bye says:

    Did a couple of open houses (4 bedroom plus homes) this weekend. Of the 4 I went to, all were single family households who were a. moving in with the kids out of state or b. moving to low tax state.

    On another note I went to Clifton Commons the other day. I could not believe how many young families are in the area. Im in Northern Bergen County and its all Boomers, Retirees. I sort of sheltered I guess and have never really see hipsters. At work we have more of the upstate/Pocono type.

  81. Juice Box says:

    re: 81 – in-ear on long flight no thanks, as far as Bose goes it is the best sound cancellation I have used, seems the best to me and is rated the best. Those celebutard I am down with it headphones are the last thing I want to be seen wearing, but heck I am old, and have gone to enough loud rock shows to already have permanent ringing and brain damage.

  82. homeboken says:

    Househunting fun – Toured about 15 properties over the last 3 weekends with interest in one particular property that was listed 170 days ago, one price drop 130 days ago and sitting with little activity since.

    Ask realtor for their opinion on pricing and was told “I wouldn’t offer less than XXX,XXX”, which was 98% of the 130 day old asking price” What a joy to deal with…

  83. Walking bye says:

    @85 same here listed property hasn’t moved in 2 years. Hasn’t been updated since built in 1970. Needs new roof . kitchen , Hvac , landscaping. Looking at 400k to make it up to date. Original list $2m now at $1.2. And realtor feels this will be a bidding war so need to come in at asking. really priced right. Sorry for $1.2m I’m looking for move in condition

  84. Statler Waldorf says:

    http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2016/03/driver_identified_in_west_new_york_hit-and-run.html#incart_river_home_pop

    A Newark couple was arrested overnight in the death of a 7-year-old girl killed in a hit-and-run accident Monday morning as she was walking to school, authorities confirmed Tuesday.

    Fabian Rodriguez, 33, and Joanna Rosas-Alvarez, 26, were arrested together by officers from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office…

    Authorities said Rodriguez is an unauthorized immigrant [sic] from Ecuador.

  85. chicagofinance says:

    clot’s idol on display……

    Annual Cornell Speaker Event – Mayor Svante L. Myrick ’09

    The Cornell Club of Northern New Jersey is thrilled to have Mayor Svante L. Myrick class of 2009 as our annual Cornell Speaker. Mayor Myrick was sworn into office in January 2012 and became, at 24, the City of Ithaca’s youngest Mayor and first Mayor of color. Svante was first elected to the Common Council at the age of 20 while still a junior at Cornell. Since his election and re-election in 2015 (receiving 87% of the vote), Mayor Myrick has pioneered many changes in the City of Ithaca. He will be speaking about his commitment to social entrepreneurism and its impact on Ithaca.

    Location: Fairchild’s Market 171 Eagle Rock Ave. Roseland, NJ

  86. Essex says:

    Tallman Trask III, Duke University’s executive vice president, is accused of hitting a parking attendant with his car and then calling her a racial slur, The Chronicle reports.

    In an event that took place in August 2014, but is currently being investigated by the Duke student newspaper, parking attendant Shelvia Underwood was directing traffic the night of a football game when Trask, who she had stopped, turned his car around and hit her, according to The Chronicle.

    “My hands are on the hood, then I hit the ground,” Underwood tells the paper.

    Underwood then tells the paper she got up and “shouted at Trask, ‘Really sir, really? You’re in that much of a hurry that you hit me with your car?’”

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    As Trask drove off, Underwood also says, he “called her a ‘dumb, dumb stupid n*****.’”

  87. Juice Box says:

    Mass holes for Sanders….

  88. Libturd says:

    Media wrote him off after the machine bought Nevada. Now can Trump beat Cankles?

  89. Juice Box says:

    My ears are ringing on how many times the talking heads haon Cable news have repeated Trump’s name tonight.

  90. Juice Box says:

    Christie looks like a mistake for Trump, Christoe is disheveled and looks slightly psycho right now.

  91. chicagofinance says:

    I think I would be on board for a Christie recall……

  92. chicagofinance says:

    Just to make the point that Christie and the country may consider us a bunch of yutzes, but don’t fcuk us over or we will take you out…….

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