The snark is just too good (sorry Mary)

From NJ1015:

Is this a $3M dump? No one wants Mary J. Blige’s NJ mansion (Opinion)

Singer Mary J. Blige was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year. She’s won nine Grammy awards, been nominated for Oscars and sold over 100 million records.

Yet real estate deals have not been kind to her.

In 2008, she purchased a 13,000-square-foot mansion in Saddle River. She spent a decade on and off trying to sell it and it finally sold in 2020 for $5.5 million, an almost $7 million loss.

Then there’s this one.She still owns a home in Cresskill. It’s another mansion, with more than 7,000 square feet. The description sounds amazing: six bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, two half baths, three fireplaces. Guest quarters. Has its own gym.

But no one wants it.

It’s been for sale for two and a half years. No takers. Why? Well, tell me if you’d be suspicious about a property advertised where none of the photos show the inside of the home. Take a look (oh, you really need to take a look).

The craziest thing is it first went on the market in the summer of 2019 for an ask of $2.25 million. Then in mid 2021, with no takers, she raised the price to $2.75 million. Again no takers. By October the price was again increased to $3 million where it remains today.

Not sure she’s understanding the supply and demand concept.

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232 Responses to The snark is just too good (sorry Mary)

  1. grim says:

    Ok, getting stuck in spam and blacklist should be a thing of the past now.

  2. Old realtor says:

    What troubles me about this story is the real estate agents. There have been 3 listings in 2.5 years. Same agent on original listing and current listing and a different agent in between. Original listing was over priced. It is standard operating procedure for an agent to accept an over priced listing and then try to wear the seller down as time passes. Next agent should be ashamed to take the listing at an increased price after the prior listing expired. Even worse the original agent got the listing back after the 2nd listing expired and accepted the listing with an even higher price. To top it off, agent has the wrong GLA in the listing. House is only a hair above 6000 square feet according to tax records

  3. grim says:

    Found this one stuck in the spam folder…

    From JJ:

    Here is my NJ Girl story.

    When I was 27 I took the big boobed 20 year old NJ girl out for the whole weekend to my Hamptons share house.

    One guy in my house who was like 35 actually spit up his beer when he said why dont you guys come with us to this hot club and she said I love to but they proof for 21 and I am not that old yet. My actual GF also had a Hampton house and somehow managed to duck her all weekend without the NJ Girl noticing.

    The end of the craziness was she lived in NJ right on other side of GWB. I drove a V8 1976 CJ7 with no top, no doors, a three inch lift kit, screaming Eagle on Hood from Hampton Bays to NJ non stop stinking of Beer, we were at Neptunes and Summers and had a case at beach, unshaven and the 20 year old had a bikini top on and demin shorts top bottom undone stinking of beer, sunburnt and had the look like she just did it a few times.

    Anyhow I pull up to one of those junky town house condo developments and she insists I come in for a moment and get a drink or pee or something. Dont really want to but I do. Anyhow her Parents are home. I am like oh man. Guy goes how are you doing I heard all about you, did you have a great time with my daughter at your Hampton house? He goes I hear you work on Wall Street. I am like yea I work on Wall street finishing up my MBA and guy was like hey you want to use my Ranger tickets to take my daughter to a game. I am like WTF. His daughter was like a secretary or something, no college, just turned 20. I should have ran away but it was a FREE HAM dilemma. So anyhow I say sure, like two weeks later went to Ranger game I swear this girl came dressed to kill and literally I needed Pedolite and Gatorade as I had no fluids left by end of night.

    At this point I realize these NJ folks who had only one child the daughter and they were like clerks think I am the guy they could grab onto and move up like 10 rungs on the economic ladder.

    I threw her back. But my old CJ7 which I bought spur of moment no girl on LI would get into. My Mom did not want it in her driveway. Girls in my summer house laughed at. I only owned it six months. But MAN when I crossed into NJ Blue collarville. The CJ7, slightly rusty, top off, no doors, lift kit, Crager Mags, six foot CB whip attenna and Levi bucket seats with the V8 humming and stick shift with a 20 year old blonde in a bikini top in passenger seat and a big igloo cooler of beers in back Every Man wanted to be me I was king!!!!!!!! Wait it is a $1,500 Jeep I got used and a slutty girl I picked up in a bar for the price of like two budweisers. BUT heY I am king of the world NJ style.

  4. grim says:

    Found tons of old ex-Pat as well

  5. Hold my beer says:

    JJ should be writing novels

  6. Juice Box says:

    A bit much? Or no?

    “Beijing locks down office building with workers still inside after single Omicron case detected”

    “The snap lockdown meant the building in the west of the city was sealed off without advance warning, with everybody inside unable to leave and subject to compulsory Covid testing.”

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/17/china/beijing-omicron-olympics-mic-intl-hnk/index.html

  7. Juice Box says:

    I know that area of Cresskill, Alpine, Tenafly, and Englewood Cliffs well. I used to landscape there and when I was in High School we would hang out with the girls from Holy Angels and Cresskill High etc…The whole area has loads of athletes, musicians, and actors, and generally rich business people living up in those hills, many were built on about 1 acre when they were sub diving the land and building loads of new homes back in the 1980s, and 1990s.

    May J’s house was built back then in 1990, she purchased it around 2001 for $1,950,000. Taxes are now a whopping $52,378. The large gunite pool on the satellite picture is empty and not covered, could be very damaged and may need a complete rehab. The outside looks to be all original siding, windows, doors. The landscaping looks all crabgrass and overgrown. We can assume the inside is the same as well in need of a complete rehab.

    I really don’t know why she would have held onto it for so long unless some family member was living there perhaps, unless some realtor said she can get 3 million for just the land and then knock it down.

    The flippers are pitching these places as flips with Bob Zampolin designed homes. You buy the home for full price $3million and then knock it down and put out one if these.

    Note this is the cost of the LAND only. The house comes with plans and you need $$ to build your Rappers paradise.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/35-Tamarack-Rd-Alpine-NJ-07620/37848605_zpid/

    “Shovels in the ground in weeks! Completed engineering, site plan, and zoning approvals granted by Alpine and DEP. Save months and hundreds of thousands of dollars with sewer (no septic). Flat 1.5 acres in Alpine’s most exclusive location, Rio Vista, on a double cul-de-sac street with tall forested backyard ensuring unrivaled privacy and beauty. Completed 12,000 sq ft. plans by RIo Vista’s premier architect, Bob Zampolin, featuring a seven-bedroom home, pool with cabana, and walk-out lower level. Zampolin is pleased to work with the new owners on any modifications they desire. “

  8. grim says:

    Believe I’ve finally fixed the SSL cert issue too, woooo!

  9. leftwing says:

    LOL, I just figured you cut a back door deal with some alphabet soup agency to make it easier for them to track our resident right- and left-wing bomb throwers.

    TY on the maintenance.

  10. leftwing says:

    “BRT says: He was saying valuation matters.”

    “Libturd says: We are at the precipice of the longest bull ever. This alone should scare you out of high or no p/e equities.”

    Nothing to see here….and remember, these are SP500 companies which are required to have earnings to be in the index…

    https://www.multpl.com/shiller-pe

  11. leftwing says:

    For the non-profitable, CW type companies perhaps this is a better yardstick….

    https://imgur.com/a/xRHIHZb

    Yeah, that’s normal…

    Invest how you want. For the less experienced, please do not make one of the worst novice mistakes out there….

    Anytime you see someone say a stock is a bargain because it’s down so far from its high, run. Run hard, and run fast.

    Future price is absolutely not controlled by past highs….

  12. Grim says:

    Leftwing you win the trophy for most sucked into the mod filter.

  13. Fast Eddie says:

    Grim,

    Kudos on your efforts!

  14. Juice Box says:

    Grim great job however the filters are not yet fixed completely.. The following should clear the spam posts up a bit more. Can you please add the following to the blacklist TXT file.

    Ark
    Arkk
    Cathy Wood

  15. Fast Eddie says:

    In further news, I see gapping holes and gaps on the shelves of many stores. Someone tell Pedo Joe to tell Buttigieg to get out of bed and do something!

  16. leftwing says:

    “Leftwing you win the trophy for most sucked into the mod filter.”

    LOL…that’s the hyperspace one where what you type just disappears?

    You must be getting some laughs scrolling through that time capsule…JJ, Ex…

  17. Jim says:

    JJ stories = food for the soul. Sure miss those stories.

  18. crushednjmillenial says:

    Upper East Side ongoing towerization . . .

    On the UES, there has been a steady and predictable RE development play for many years – on the avenues, they build a building like the one linked below (27 stories, 51 condo units, averaging 1850 sq. ft./unit) – I didn’t check into it, but I think this is either on a 50×100 lot, or it is maybe a 75 x 100 or a 100 x 100).

    To my eyeball, there aren’t too many old 5-story walk-ups with ground floor retail left in the UES on the avenues. As shown by the linked project, these have built all over the 86th-96th area. Will be interesting to see when these developments actually start getting built north of 96th street.

    https://newyorkyimby.com/2022/01/permits-filed-for-1695-2nd-avenue-on-the-upper-east-side-of-manhattan.html

  19. crushednjmillenial says:

    Old Realtor at 8:00 . . .

    What do you think the Mary J. Blige Cresskill house will sell for? Is $3m wildly overpriced for that property?

  20. Fast Eddie says:

    North Jersey RE: House prices are dictated by property taxes. Thank your local government for the heist, theft and extortion called taxes and for affecting your ability to buy and sell. It’s a quality of life issue that you sacrifice so that a fat, bloated bureaucrat gets angioplasty at the finest facilities due to your diligence.

  21. Ready says:

    Bystander is a social justice warrior saving the world with his bumper stickers and unhinged rants.

  22. Phoenix says:

    North Jersey RE: House prices are dictated by property taxes.

    So how does this work? The higher the tax, the more the house price goes up?

    Seems like no matter how high the taxes go, what color the shag rug is, no matter how much cat piss or Rheingold is soaked in the hardwood floors the prices seem to rise.

    All of this in the most restricted, controlled, taxed, policed state in the Nation. Or close to it anyway.

  23. Phoenix says:

    There is a lid for every pot.

    What do you think the Mary J. Blige Cresskill house will sell for? Is $3m wildly overpriced for that property?

  24. Phoenix says:

    NY is just busy building more towers for terrorists to fly planes into.

  25. Phoenix says:

    “Leftwing you win the trophy for most sucked into the mod filter.”

    I’m sure I am in the running.

  26. Phoenix says:

    JJ stories = food for the soul. Sure miss those stories.

    Have to agree. But that story was sad. Poor girl never had a chance with long duck dong JJ because of her parents.

    Just doesn’t seem fair.

  27. Phoenix says:

    I had a CJ7 once. Piece of junk but was the most fun vehicle I ever owned.

    Wish I still had it, worth over 20k in good condition today.

    Got totaled in a head on. Oh well.

  28. Libturd says:

    Please add WFH to the filter as well.

    Good stuff. Miss the heck outta heels in the oarlocks JJ stories. I totally forgot about the screaming eagle jeeps too. They were truly the dream vehicle of the high school burnout.

  29. RentL0rd says:

    Good stuff with SSL and anti-spam Grim.

    Now, enable Cloudflare for WP and you will be golden.

  30. Bystander says:

    Smallgov/Firestone/Ready is a lowly cult coward afraid to post under real handle.

  31. Grim says:

    Obfuscate is usually the killer word.

  32. grim says:

    Stu try that again

  33. Libturd says:

    Sure, G.

    Socialist
    McDonalds
    Viagra
    Casino

  34. Libturd says:

    Yes!

    Is it IP or email address sniffing? How does is separate my use of Viagra, say, from Pfizer’s?

  35. grim says:

    I removed common offenders from the blacklist.

    The spam filter does a better job of finder an offender than just blanket use of keywords.

  36. Libturd says:

    Great.

  37. Old realtor says:

    Regarding Blige house. Plenty of sales in area for over 2 million. All about condition. Only an owner occupant will buy. Probably bring 1.8 to 2 million. Only a guess.

  38. Phoenix says:

    Obfuscate.

    The irony.

    A word my ex likes to use.

  39. leftwing says:

    LOL. Probably responsible for 80% of my holds. That, and a few misplaced casinos.

    Obfuscate, muthafucka!

  40. BRT says:

    Juice, don’t you worry. The collapse is in. Crazy Cathie only likely has a few more months where she’s even spoken about.

  41. Ex says:

    Good Times.

  42. grim says:

    Israel says 4th shot does shit against omicron.

  43. Hold my beer says:

    Grim

    Too bad Brandon cancelled operation warp speed. We may have had a vaccine by. Kw that targeted Covid differently and would work against all variants.

  44. BRT says:

    This was easily predictable and showing up in the data instantaneously with everyone with their 3rd jab getting infected. It’s the wrong sequence. Plain and simple. I’m sure those antibodies loosely bind to the virus and have a minor inhibitory effect.

  45. Chicago says:

    The jj story was posted. I remember it distinctly.

    Such a loss of talent.

    clot
    jj
    Booya Bob
    Donald
    RE Investor 101

  46. Chicago says:

    Who was the 75 year old guy who was military?

  47. Ex says:

    British dude .

  48. Fabius Maximus says:

    Today is the one year anniversary of the #1776Report, the Trump administration’s attempt to teach “patriotic history” and an early salvo in the current attack on “CRT” (in reality any history that mentions people of color or LGBQT+)

    https://twitter.com/karl_jacoby/status/1483191985259388930

  49. Phoenix says:

    A story JJ would be proud to tell. Even I haven’t seen this before.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214442020302527

  50. Hold my beer says:

    Phoenix

    I had to look up some of those words. Made me wince and laugh.

  51. Fast Eddie says:

    The Dow and Nasdaq futures are down yet again. Our 401K and investment assets were the only thing keeping us relatively sane as O’Biden’s Rome continues to burn. Now it’s just a total mound of flaming dung in this mucked up dustbin of an administration.

  52. Ex says:

    YEaH bUt TrUmP iS sTiLL pWesiDent

  53. Libturd says:

    Phoenix,

    That report would not have been so bad if I hadn’t had a cystoscopy relatively recently. I could only imagine the pain when that foam expanded.

  54. Phoenix says:

    Naah, this would never happen:

    “Police have been using the infamous Pegasus spyware, made by offensive-cyber firm NSO group, against Israeli citizens for years, an Israeli financial daily reported Tuesday.

    According to the report in Calcalist, a former Shin Bet official who was appointed Israel’s police chief was the first to make massive use of the system, which the police first bought in 2013, and it has since been used against a list of targets that includes protest leaders, politicians and others.

    Tuesday’s report was the first indication that the spyware was being used against Israeli citizens, with investigations overseen only by the police, and the use of Pegasus made without a warrant or court order.”

    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/police-used-nso-s-pegasus-to-spy-on-israelis-without-court-order-report-says-1.10546407

  55. Phoenix says:

    Lib,

    For some, pain is pleasure.

    HMB,
    Your welcome for the vocabulary lesson

  56. Libturd says:

    More truck accidents on 78 West this morning. What’s new?

  57. Phoenix says:

    Ahh,
    All the female reporters are out bashing Ben Rothlesberger, saying how great he was as a player but not as a man.

    Did he do it, or did she lie? IDK, but as someone who has been subjected to the lies of a female I tend to take his side when there is money at stake.

    Innocent until proven guilty? Male fans from other teams hopping on the bandwagon as white knights without any evidence either.

    If the guy did it, I understand. But females sometimes lie. Mine did, a plan between her and her attorney to win a custody battle.

    Personally, I’ll give the guy the benefit of the doubt. On my personal experience alone of what a vile female is capable of. For money.

  58. Phoenix says:

    Lib,
    Trucks going faster make more money, boss doesn’t want you to be late or he docks you.

    Gotta make that meeting, or lose your bonus this year.

    Got stuck in traffic 2 times and late to work, no raise for you and a write up by your boss if you are late again.

    The corporate world is the one that threatens “producers” if they are late to work. Some WFH twit looking at their efficiency charts, not caring that you are stuck on the Major Deegan again, demanding every last ounce of blood out of you. Gonna cost you that raise for as long as you work from them.

    Haste makes waste.

    Now go get a few wreckers and tow that waste away.

  59. Libturd says:

    Phoenix,

    When Covid ends, I’m taking you out for a steak. I think about the hospitals all of the time. Now that Covid isn’t such a “novel” virus, I doubt all of the good will you received 20 months ago has sort of worn off. Like the banging of the pots and pans.

  60. Libturd says:

    Lookie at the ten-year.

  61. 3b says:

    Lib: Heading towards 2.00 , and GS predicting oil 100 bucks a barrel by year end.

  62. crushednjmillenial says:

    So, investors were waiting until tax year 2022 to sell and book capital gains?

  63. Libturd says:

    Perhaps, if they expect future losses. :P

  64. grim says:

    Heating oil getting pricey again.

  65. Phoenix says:

    Lib,
    I hope we have that opportunity. I’m not convinced at this point. Thank you very much.

  66. Phoenix says:

    Convinced that Covid will be gone anytime soon that is.

  67. Righteous Libturd Rasta says:

    Ya mon. Avry ting going up sep me savins

  68. Phoenix says:

    Heating oil getting pricey again.

    Just wait to see what it costs when Russia invades the Ukraine.

  69. Phoenix says:

    Oligarchs just proving what we already know.

    They rule the world.

    And we are too big of pu zz ies to stand up to them.

  70. chicagofinance says:
  71. chicagofinance says:

    Selloff in The Ten is emphatic. 185? If it holds, then 210, BUT BUT 200 is such a massive psychological level that we are sure to have fun with it. I just think 180 is big though….. ripples right through real estate…. I think those stretching with small down payments are going to be pushed out….. they won’t be able to handle it

  72. grim says:

    Just wait to see what it costs when Russia invades the Ukraine.

    Up roughly 25% since this time last year

  73. chicagofinance says:

    For those that can offer an opinion, has anyone gotten a haircut recently? I haven’t since right after Thanksgiving. I’m dying……. I don’t need an all clear. I am kind of gaming the odds…..

  74. chicagofinance says:

    How a Flood of Money Swamped Cathie Wood’s ARK

    The ARK Innovation ETF posted big returns, and big money followed. Now it’s the latest example of what happens when a fund becomes too large for its own good.

    By Jason Zweig

    Fund manager Cathie Wood became a superstar in 2020, after her ARK exchange-traded funds earned some of the highest returns in history.

    So far this year, ARK Innovation, the largest of Ms. Wood’s ETFs, is down more than 15%. Over the past 12 months, it has underperformed Invesco QQQ Trust, which tracks the technology-dominated Nasdaq-100 index, by a startling 65 percentage points.

    What’s happened at ARK is a counterblast to the belief that ETFs are superior in every way to mutual funds. Over the past decade, investors have been stampeding into ETFs—which are, on average, much cheaper and more tax-efficient than mutual funds. ETFs have one critical flaw, however: They can get too big too fast, and nobody can stop it.

    Nearly all professional investors admit—at least in private—that success carries the seeds of its own destruction. It’s a lot easier to rack up giant gains with a small fund than with a big one.

    A mutual fund can mitigate this problem by closing to new investors, shutting off the inflow of cash. Over the years, when hot new money threatened to bloat mutual funds to unwieldy size, such firms as Fidelity, T. Rowe Price and Vanguard closed some of them until markets cooled off.

    That way, managers weren’t forced to buy stocks they wouldn’t ordinarily touch—and investors didn’t pile in right before performance tanked.

    In my opinion, not nearly enough mutual funds have closed to new investors—but at least they could.

    Unlike mutual funds, however, ETFs generally don’t close to new investors. The ability to issue shares continuously is what keeps the price of an ETF trading in line with the value of its holdings.

    So ETFs almost never limit their own growth. That presents a paradox: The better a portfolio performs, the bigger it will get—and the more likely it is to end up doing worse. That isn’t true for market-tracking index funds, but it is for just about any fund that seeks to beat the market.

    Seldom has anyone evaded that iron law of investment management—not even Warren Buffett himself.

    When Berkshire Hathaway was small, “we needed only good ideas, but now we need good big ideas,” Mr. Buffett wrote in early 1996. “Unfortunately, the difficulty of finding these grows in direct proportion to our financial success, a problem that increasingly erodes our strengths.”

    Since writing those words, Mr. Buffett has beaten the S&P 500 by an average of roughly half a percentage point annualized—far from the towering gains he racked up when Berkshire was much smaller.

    What about ARK? The firm grew so big so fast that it quickly ended up owning large percentages of many of its holdings. That could limit its ability to trade them without adversely affecting the price, says Corey Hoffstein, chief investment officer at Newfound Research, an asset-management firm in Wellesley, Mass.

    When a fund has to trade large blocks of stock, that can inflate their prices when the fund buys and crush their prices when it sells. Those moves can hurt returns.

    “You can end up with a strategy and structure mismatch,” says Mr. Hoffstein. “The ETF might have been a perfectly fine structure when ARK was smaller, but there comes a point when the structure can become a drag on the strategy.”

    ARK, which declined to comment, has said that its funds will be able to “scale exponentially” as its favorite industries continue to grow. That means, the firm contends, that it could handle vastly more than the $54.7 billion ARK managed as of Dec. 31.

    Ms. Wood has also argued that the stocks of ARK’s innovative companies have fallen so far that they constitute “deep value” bargains that could deliver average returns of 30% to 40% annualized over the next five years.

    Be that as it may, the inability of ETFs to keep out hot money causes a problem no one can dispute: bloodcurdling losses for investors.

    Here’s how that happens.

    In its first two full years, 2015 and 2016, ARK Innovation gained less than 2% cumulatively. Then it took off, rising 87% in 2017, 4% in 2018, 36% in 2019 and 157% in 2020.

    Yet, at the end of 2016, the fund had only $12 million in assets—so its titanic 87% gain in 2017 was earned by a tiny number of investors. By the end of 2018 ARK Innovation had only $1.1 billion in assets; a year later it still had just $1.9 billion.

    Only in 2020 did investors begin buying big-time. The fund’s assets tripled to $6 billion between March and July 2020. From September 2020 through March 2021, estimates Morningstar, investors deluged ARK Innovation with $13 billion in new money.

    Right on cue, performance peaked. ARK Innovation ended up losing 23% in 2021—even as the Nasdaq-100 index gained more than 27%.

    Not many investors captured the fund’s biggest gains. An immense crowd of newcomers suffered its worst losses.

    As a result, estimates Simon Lack of SL Advisors, an asset manager in Westfield, N.J., ARK Innovation’s investors as a whole have lost money since it launched in 2014—even though the fund gained an average of more than 31% annualized over the past five years.

    In what Mr. Lack calls “an unfortunate downside of human behavior,” no matter how desperately you chase past performance, you will never catch it. You can only buy future performance—which is likely to be hindered by a tidal wave of new money.

    ETFs are powerless to deter this tragic cycle. Maybe mutual funds don’t belong on the ash-heap of financial history, after all.

  75. Libturd says:

    And this is why I either invest in either index ETFs, Large Cap ETFs or individual names. When people head for the exits in these ETFs where their entrance formerly drove many small non-profitable names up, the opposite will occur. Those same non-profitable small names will collapse.

  76. 3b says:

    Chinese President at Davos pleading with Jerome not to raise interest rates.

  77. Jim says:

    For those that can offer an opinion, has anyone gotten a haircut recently?

    How ironic, I had the same problem , my wife said no way to me getting a haircut with Omicron . Even though I am fully vaxed and already had Covid plus hospital treatment from Eli Lilly.

    I had her cut my hair, she did a horrible job ( mostly my fault because I did it first thing in AM with full bed head).
    Now I am going to have to get it re-done, Covid be damned, literally chunks out of my hair. I am wearing a hat wherever I go. LOL

  78. Bystander says:

    ‘has anyone gotten a haircut recently?”

    Don’t ask me, I have a rat tail going on right now. ;>)

    I have two boys so just clipper their hair.

  79. leftwing says:

    Start dusting off the buy lists for those with dry powder, boys….

    Will be interesting to see where this pullback goes…lots of strong cross currents this time, not the least of which earnings season opened today…not so sure on this one we get the immediate BTFD….

    In rates news, UST back to pre-covid levels…German bund yield on the razor edge of turning positive for the first time in three years.

    Grim, among that treasure trove of moderated content if you find any Ex-Pat posts on volatility or VIX, throw them up.. ;) The man was an encyclopedia there.

  80. leftwing says:

    chi, don’t forget nom from that list, miss him too.

    re: big red hockey I’ve known player(s) on those teams for the better part of a decade that’s my go-to….likely I will be pulling out though, Statler canceled my reservation as they are closing due to covid.

  81. crushednjmillenial says:

    2022 mid-terms . . .

    If R’s win 35 seats, then the R’s have the biggest majority in the House since the Great Depression.

    R’s need 5 seats to have a majority.

    https://centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/house-republicans-drive-to-35/

  82. Juice Box says:

    3 months you dirty hippie? I get a haircut every month, and had one last week. Wear an N95 mask if you are worried.

  83. grim says:

    See ya Omi, was nice knowing you.

  84. Hold my beer says:

    Chicago

    Let your hair grow long. Guys with hair do better than bald guys when they get Covid.

  85. grim says:

    Got a haircut at a new place last week, one of those barber shops for hip cats that pour whiskey and use a straight razor.

    No masks tho.

    I’ve been stretching it, going two or three weeks longer than I normally would have.

    Took my toddler to one of those sport cuts places on Sunday. They were all great, wore masks, mobile check in.

  86. Libturd says:

    Best Covid safe place for haircuts, believe it or not, is the Borgata. Barbers are in separate rooms and it’s all by appointment, so no waiting. All of the staff is fully vaned and boosted. Use your comps. Bonus!

  87. 3b says:

    Nothing like straight razor!!

  88. leftwing says:

    LOL, may have to schedule a monthly or so trip to Borgata for the cut…I’ve become lazy, #3 blade for me on what’s left…takes my really great long time barber all of ten minutes max but the $30 tag with tip is wearing on me for a service a teenager could provide.

    Early on in covid a buddy with four boys who does their hair with a razor offered to come up and cut me when everything was closed and I was truly a dirty hippie…went full hillbilly and put a chair in the backyard (avoid clippings inside)…best cut I’ve had.

  89. 3b says:

    Left: I agree the price tag of 30 bucks is hefty plus tip. I go about every 6 weeks, other wise it’s out of control. The only alternative for me is Super Cuts and they were awful. My wife did it once beginning of Covid and it was bad!

  90. Fast Eddie says:

    On a side note… I’m just getting into Game of Thrones now. I’m at the tail end of season three. It’s quite entertaining. It reminds me of the Roman Empire in a fantasy world. And some of the women are just friggin’ smoking hot! O0ofa!

  91. Nomad says:

    Chi,

    This one comes with snap on guides that wont scalp you. Start with 1″ guide, won’t take much off but you also won’t make a mistake. Have wife observe, if you get comfortable with it and perhaps her cutting your hair, its like a 3 minute process. Made in USA. Steel, no cheap plastic.

    https://andis.com/Shop/Detail?MS=BB-Professional&CID=3&CAT=Clippers&ID=79&I=Hdc%20Us-1%20Envy%20Clpr

  92. Juice Box says:

    Free government cheese @ Home Covid tests now available for order.

    https://special.usps.com/testkits

  93. Old realtor says:

    Haircuts…bald with fringe and full beard. Barber wants $25 hair + $15 beard + tip. The idea of spending $50 to cut my hair is insane. There is no one to impress with my perfect haircut. I do my own hair with a clipper. F#ck that waste of money!

  94. grim says:

    How long until that gets shut down?

  95. Walking says:

    Old realtor, in upper bergen, a haircut at one of the new style “old school barber shops” will run you closer to $70 plus tip if you want beard and hair. Thats a good price.

  96. Libturd says:

    TOP Barbershop was where I had been going till Covid hit, since Joe the Racist Barber closed after Joe got the butt cancer a few years back. Joe was also friggin’ old and had a tendency to 1) cough, fart or burp in your face 2) drop a big smelly deuce with the door open in the bathroom at the back of his shop 3) would rub his grandpa gunt against your hand when it was on the armrest 4) was so ignorant, every haircut was an adventure. I only stopped going there because he was losing his vision and he would rarely make my sideburns align. Nonetheless, I had been going to him since college and he found me all kinds of cheap services for my home over the years. If you needed a roof, or a driveway, Joe knew a spic or a pollock in Paterson who could help you. Well after Joe shut down finally, (he must have been 80) I first went to a hipster joint further down Broad in Bloomfield. It was like $40 with tip and some really nice tattooed chick buzzed me. Those who know me, know I have the horseshoe remaining and a goatee. I can be done in ten minutes with razor to finish edges. I don’t like to pay more than $25 tip included. She was good but too expensive.

    Next I tried Bloomfield Barbershop which is one of those places where the old guys hang out and talk all day. It was early in Covid and not only was this place high risk, but the conversation was Right of Trumpie. I just couldn’t deal with it, even though it was a good cut for like $15.

    Next cut I tried was TOP. This is a single barber place $17. Barber was awesome, no nonsense, until he put wax in my ears, followed by a q-tip in each. Without asking, damn Palestinian (I think) was reliving his childhood fantasy by taking out revenge on this Jew by waxing my ears. Though it was great and probably necessary, it hurt like hell. I still went back there a few times and he continues to wax my ears every time. The worst is that he waxed the tip of my nose since there was like one hair sticking out. It’s a painful shop, but well worth it. I’ll probably go back there after Covid. Dude means business and makes you luck sharp. He also shaves with warm water only. No shaving cream. Like I said before, he is hardcore,

  97. No One says:

    Eddie,
    GoT was really good until the writers ran out of the G.R.R. Martin’s books to help them. Then the last two seasons happened and had to pay Hollywood writers to pump it out and wrap it up, and while most of it wasn’t terrible, it wasn’t as good as it could have been.

    At least it was watchable, unlike the last Star Wars movies.

  98. 3b says:

    Di Blasio will not be running for NY Governor.

  99. No One says:

    I don’t know Cresskill but those contemporary homes generally sell at a discount to other styles. It’s relatively cheap to get square feet out of such houses. Mary J Blige is also paying over 50k of taxes per year on this home. But it looks like it’s falling apart so could be a teardown. I wonder why Zillow disabled its home value estimate on this property.
    I’m guessing the seller doesn’t understand the buyer perspective on houses like these. Maybe looking for the rich Mary J Blige superfan who is ready to treasure and rehab the 10 toilet seats?

  100. leftwing says:

    LOL, I still have no idea who Blige is and suspect I’m a better person for not knowing…

  101. Nomad says:

    FWIW:

    https://fedguy.com/the-qt-timebomb/

    The QT Timebomb
    JANUARY 18, 2022 / JOSEPH WANG / 7 COMMENTS
    An aggressive quantitative tightening (“QT”) pace would set the stage for another spike in rates, but this time further out the curve. During QT, the U.S. Treasury increases its borrowing from the private sector to repay Treasuries held by the Fed. While the Fed can be repaid with cash held in either the RRP or banks, the current issuance structure suggests repayment will largely come out of the banking system…

    30 Yr MTG 3.70 Ivy says 4.00 kills housing

  102. grim says:

    4 doesn’t even remotely kill housing.

    There is no correlation between home prices and mortgage rates. Rising rates do not result in downward pressure on prices.

    If anything, rates moving higher results in supply reduction, due to low-rate lock in. Who gives up a 2 handle mortgage in trade for 4. They’ll stay and reno instead.

  103. Juice Box says:

    Can anyone recommend a cheap FLIR Thermal Camera?

    There are a bunch that work with iPhones etc…

    I have a room that won’t stay too warm while the other rooms are just fine and I want to seal it up better with spray foam insulation, and while I am up there in the Attic check everywhere else. I have two attics and I want to get them both sealed up a little better.

  104. chicagofinance says:
  105. BRT says:

    There used to be a guy, Joe in Ridgefield Park. He was 3rd generation with his grandfather dating back to the early 1900s there. I think he retired recently. He was my barber from about age 3 to age 30. I used to drive from the shore to Ridgefield Park for a haircut.

  106. Juice Box says:

    re: I don’t know Cresskill

    Don’t need to know much. It’s always been very expensive there when you get near RT. 9W. The example I gave in Alpine and heck Cardi B’s new home in Tenafly.

    It’s a Rapper’s Delight Flip…

    This is Cardi B’s new 5.8 million dollar home used to look like…. you are paying for the land….Sold for $1,900,000 in 2018 and turned into her new home.

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/100+ChurchillRd,+Tenafly,+NJ+07670/@40.9073902,-73.9556323,3a,75y,242.85h,82.64t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1ssBjjy3hpZRMFSSaKdfkmGg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c2f175af8602c9:0xf6c24502d0752b1b!8m2!3d40.9072293!4d-73.9559582

  107. chicagofinance says:

    grim: site won’t let me post a y0u t00be v!deo

  108. chicagofinance says:

    x

  109. trying to post says:

    x

  110. trying to post says:

    grim…. you blacklisted my handle

    chi!

  111. grim says:

    You can rent a flir from some HDs.

  112. grim says:

    Ok try again

  113. Libturd says:

    I couldn’t post a Youtube video earlier as well.

  114. Juice Box says:

    Test youtube link..

    Warning do not click……not for the squeamish

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

  115. Juice Box says:

    My Rick Roll did not work either.

    https://www.youtube.xxxx/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

  116. Phoenix says:

    Juice
    Don’t get any ideas with that spray foam. 😂😂😂

  117. Juice box says:

    Next up government cheese is free N95 masks made in well you guess

  118. Juice Box says:

    Weeks late?

    The Biden administration will announce Wednesday a plan to distribute hundreds of millions of free, high-quality masks through pharmacies and community sites, three people with knowledge of the matter told POLITICO.

    The masks will be N95s that are sourced from the government’s Strategic National Stockpile, the people said, as part of an effort to ensure Americans can access the more-protective masks during a record surge of Covid-19 cases.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2022/01/18/biden-free-masks-omicron-surge-527335

  119. BRT says:

    obviously the ideal time to pass out n95s is after everyone has gotten 3 shots and the tail end of a wave that literally infected the majority of the population that managed to evade infection.

  120. Fabius Maximus says:

    “grim…. you blacklisted my handle”

    Grim, do you want Venmo or cash?

  121. Ready says:

    A coward? Aren’t you also using a anonymous handle?

    F@uck you Bystander. Popped tire bitch.

  122. Fabius Maximus says:

    “LOL, I still have no idea who Blige is ”

    LW, she has not been charged with “Seditious Conspiracy” aka Patriotic Tourism, so she is probably off your radar.

    I posted this a few months back to show her talent. Slow start, but so is the song!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WBmEP2za8U

  123. leftwing says:

    Decent cover.

    I like everything about the chick jamming with the blue fingernails…

  124. grim says:

    Looking forward to liberal Texas, will make for lots of entertaining news.

    San Antonio and Austin are already well on their way, give it a few more years and that blue band will stretch continuously to DFW, maybe to Houston as well.

    Texas will start to look more like NJ in terms of geographic split, the conservatives will be out in the rural north and west, on the fringes. The liberals will rule the metros and suburbs. Gulf coast will go liberal as well, especially the kinds of rich liberals that are attracted to water, Galveston all the way down to Padre. You’ll probably see more liberals creeping into the far west on the NM border, El Paso, etc (already is). Republicans winning local elections, democrats winning nationals (just like NJ).

    Texas doesn’t stand a chance, it won’t take 10 years for the entirety of south and east (inc. central) Texas to flip.

  125. leftwing says:

    Agree….because it is so nonsensical it must happen.

    Have ideas and policies that make your life so miserable that you physically grab your family and run away from the situation you created in order to…..recreate the situation in the place in which you seek refuge.

    I truly believe we are in some gap in evolution that allows humans to dominate because, honestly, we are too fcuking stupid to survive otherwise.

  126. grim says:

    NYC Mayor Adams says we’re winning against Omicron.

    That implies we’re actually doing something, doesn’t it?

    Feels more like we’ve given up, and it’s run it’s course and won. You know, like crime in NYC.

    It’s Wednesday, has today’s gruesome murder in the subway happened yet?

  127. Ex says:

    8:42 the sound of the early nineties.

  128. Ex says:

    Los Angeles police have identified the suspect wanted in the fatal stabbing of UCLA grad student Brianna Kupfer, who was brutally slain at her job in a luxury furniture store. Shawn Laval Smith, 31, (in mugshots dating from June 2013 to October 2020) was named by LAPD on Tuesday night as the suspect captured on video in chilling footage as he calmly purchased a vape pen 30 minutes after the cold-blooded murder. ‘He should be considered armed and dangerous. If seen do not approach, call 911,’ police said in a statement. Los Angles County Sheriff’s Department records list Smith as currently free on a $1,000 bail from a misdemeanor arrest in October 2020. The nature of the charge wasn’t immediately clear, and it was unclear why the case was still unresolved. Smith has been recently seen in Pasadena, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Covina, San Diego and San Francisco, police said. Earlier, at a Tuesday press conference, LAPD Lt. John Radke also revealed Brianna had texted a friend to say someone in the store was ‘giving her a bad vibe’ minutes before she was killed. The shocking attack appears to be random, with no known connection between the victim and her murderer and no clear motive. Despite his neat and well-kept appearance, cops say they strongly suspect the suspect is homeless, based on his travel on foot as well as information they declined to reveal.

  129. Phoenix says:

    “cops say they strongly suspect the suspect is homeless,”

    Expect more to be homeless due to income disparity.

    Tomorrow this could be you-either the hunter or the hunted.

    Looks like he solved his homeless problem.

  130. Phoenix says:

    Well, when you refuse to increase pay after you have increased your prices and now you can’t produce due to a labor shortage, you go for this.

    And Lib complains about Big Rig Crashes.

    “Federal government will allow TEENAGERS to drive big rigs from state to state in apprenticeship test program in an effort to ease supply chain backlog”

    https://youtu.be/jAG4XXCOj48?t=17

  131. grim says:

    What’s the big deal? You can get a CDL to drive big rigs in-state at 18 anyway.

    Tires must have been cheap in the 60s and 70s.

  132. Libturd says:

    I saw that on the news Phoenix, about four months ago. Crazy.

  133. Hold my beer says:

    CCTV of straphangars waiting for their train

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWxSbJwq-H8

  134. BRT says:

    lol that’s funny. Omicron won, and it wasn’t even a contest.

  135. Bystander says:

    Sure a$$hat Reddy. Funny, you show up last few days while I have been posting under this handle for a decade. Let me give you a clue into the tire incident. They did it to a mini-van with my 6 year old in ride. Luckily I was 1 mile from my house and we made it. That for ‘Any Functioning Adult 2020’ sticker which is more a slight on system than Trump..but the violent, sick cult does not care who they injure or even murder (unless matyr Babbit). I can’t even get gas in Shelton CT without 1/2 dz ‘Lets Go Brandon’ and ‘F Joe Biden’ stickeres on the pump. Completely lost and insane party.

  136. Phoenix says:

    Happening in the hospitals as well. Now the short staffed crew has to become teachers and make sure a bunch of untrained students don’t make any mistakes-and the liability becomes their problem when all the institution had to do was pay for the experienced staff.

    They have the money, they bill for millions, they collect govt. cash for Covid, then pocket the money.

    Well, when you are the victim of a mistake, don’t cry about it. Man up, grow a pair, and deal with it.

    Stocks flying high!!! Go Producers Go!

    https://www.khou.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/houston-student-nurses-help-stressed-hospitals-covid/285-d6ba09f8-ec64-425d-86e0-c00be7bdf6d5

  137. Fast Eddie says:

    I just saw that story about the grad student working in a furniture store in Cali randomly stabbed and killed for no reason. Why does this happen? I can’t comprehend it.

  138. Phoenix says:

    HMB

    I watched that video and kept hearing the Crocodiles yelling

    STOP RESISTING

  139. 3b says:

    Fast: That was absolutely heart breaking. The poor family. California has gone off the rails.

  140. Phoenix says:

    Eddie,
    One has to have a life worth living in order to care about someone else’s life.

    When you have nothing to lose, you have an increased chance of becoming a hot potato. It’s not rocket science. But it is beyond the comprehension of many with money.

    Expect more of this as poverty sets in here in America. Unlike other countries, it’s our “freedom” that will work against us-as we are not as monitored as a place like China.

    It’s the price of freedom. So as you slowly slip towards a 3rd world country status- and you don’t tighten the noose on everyone, this is what you will get.

    https://youtu.be/UVcAFtQ-bAQ?t=254

  141. Phoenix says:

    Girl was killed for no reason. Well, this is America, where sometimes your life is worth something, and sometimes it’s not. Either a guy with a knife, a jury, or a judge gets to make the decision on how you get to live the rest of your life. For me it was a judge.

    George Floyd was killed for 20 Bucks.

    Talcum powder use result. Value of this life: It ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to 63-year-old Eva Echeverria.

    Besides that case, three other trials in St. Louis had similar outcomes last year — with juries awarding damages of $72 million, $70.1 million and $55 million, for a combined total of $307.6 million.

    Another St. Louis jury in March rejected the claims of a Tennessee woman with ovarian and uterine cancer who blamed talcum powder for her cancers.

    Two similar cases in New Jersey were thrown out by a judge who said the plaintiffs’ lawyers did not presented reliable evidence linking talc to ovarian cancer.

  142. grim says:

    Stop believing people are all genuinely good until otherwise proven, this isn’t the case. Stop believing that psychotic or dangerously sociopathic people are a product of their environment, or that you can reform everyone.

    Someone that can walk into a store, brutally murder a stranger for no reason, and go on with their life as if nothing happened … these are psychotic murderers. There is no universe where given the right amount of love and nurturing, they would have become upstanding and contributing members of society.

  143. leftwing says:

    “poverty sets in”….”you slowly slip towards a 3rd world country status”…

    Incorrect use of passive voice….neither is inevitable, both are within individuals’ control.

    If your ‘life is not worth living’ that is your fault, not someone else’s….that victim attitude is at the core of CA allowing these people to run around unfettered and rip the social fabric apart for the vast majority of citizens up and down the socioeconomic ladder.

    If you cannot cognitively arrive at a point of having a life worth living and are a threat you should be institutionalized and given therapy to try to get you there.

    If you refuse to arrive at a point of having a life worth living and are a threat you are pathological and should be jailed.

    Society needs to be protected from these groups. Not vice-versa.

    If ‘your life is not worth living’ and you want to travel the country without belongings, looking for miracle tickets, washing dishes in exchange for meals, and are no threat…more power to you. Peace, love, and understanding.

  144. Phoenix says:

    Stop believing people are all bad until otherwise proven, this isn’t the case. Start believing that sometimes people are a product of their environment, and that you can reform some.

    Someone that can walk into a store, brutally murder a stranger for no reason, and go on with their life as if nothing happened … these are psychotic murderers that may have become this way from PTSD. In a universe where given the right amount of love and nurturing, they might have become upstanding surgeons.

    No framework fits all.

  145. Old realtor says:

    Sounds like you are an advocate for social programs…

    leftwing said:
    “If you cannot cognitively arrive at a point of having a life worth living and are a threat you should be institutionalized and given therapy to try to get you there.”

  146. Fast Eddie says:

    Unlike other countries, it’s our “freedom” that will work against us-as we are not as monitored as a place like China.

    I disagree with this entirely. Monitored? Ugh. Please. We need to stop with this merciful and tender approach and drop the hammer on criminals and institutionalize maniacs. This bleeding-heart, indulgent mentality needs to end.

  147. Phoenix says:

    “neither is inevitable, both are within individuals’ control.”

    Keep telling yourself that. Plenty of things are beyond your control every single day.

    https://www.thecut.com/2020/06/elijah-mcclain-injected-with-ketamine.html

  148. Phoenix says:

    Mental institutions cost money. Taxpayer dollars.

    Wanna pony up?

  149. Phoenix says:

    socioeconomic ladder.

    The old “trickle down your leg” ladder?

    The ladder that is rigged in favor of some vs others? Like Nancy Pelosi?

    Well, if you are going to trust in such a ladder, it would be prudent to make it so it wasn’t rigged in favor of certain individuals. And if it isn’t, then why trust it?

    https://nypost.com/2022/01/07/nancy-pelosi-makes-30-million-from-tech-stocks-scoffs-at-push-to-ban-congressional-trades/

  150. Phoenix says:

    Eddie,
    I don’t have a “bleeding heart” mentality, that’s for damn sure.

    But you have a major problem with your “justice” system when one woman’s life is worth 417 million in California by a jury (your peers) vs Zero dollars in NJ by a judge.

    And the most disgusting are the types like this. As I said, I don’t have a bleeding heart mentality, I’m quite used to blood, it doesn’t bother me one bit. At least their arrogant azzes are in prison for trying to climb the “socioeconomic ladder” the quick way.

    If this is what you need to climb the “socioeconomic ladder” I would like to show you just how “bleeding heart” I am.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kids_for_cash_scandal

  151. SmallGovConservative says:

    grim says:
    January 19, 2022 at 6:50 am
    “Looking forward to liberal Texas, will make for lots of entertaining news.”

    If we’re lucky more libs will follow Libturd to places like Costa Rica — instead of Texas and Florida — as they exit the Dem-controlled hellholes they’ve created.

    Fast Eddie says:
    January 19, 2022 at 8:43 am
    “I just saw that story about the grad student working in a furniture store in Cali randomly stabbed and killed for no reason. Why does this happen?”

    This happens in Dem-controlled hellholes because crime is tolerated and criminals are not punished. No different than the poor Burger King cashier in NYC; murdered by a guy with a rap sheet as long as your arm. Or the teenage girl attacked in a school bathroom in Virginia by a tranny boy, which was then covered up by the school board to protect their radical leftist agenda. In fact, want to see the difference between good governance and the insanity of modern day Dem governance, watch Virginia; the new Rep gov and atty general have already announced an investigation into the school incident and fired a slew of wacky wokesters who enabled these things to happen.

  152. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Looks like the next bubble.

    “FEEDING FRENZY: Value ETFs + Financial sector ETFs have taken in 72% of the net flow into ETFs so far in 2022. $XLF is #1 overall leader with $3.1b but even more mind-blowing is that over 80 value ETFs have taken in cash in 2.5wks.”

    https://twitter.com/ericbalchunas/status/1483798131439513602?s=21

  153. Fast Eddie says:

    Phoenix,

    I’m not talking about specifically. I’m talking about a “compassionate” approach by specific groups where criminal behavior can be twisted and reasoned to shape a narrative.

  154. Phoenix says:

    Eddie,
    You should get the analogy with this. And you can’t let this happen either.

    It’s Creepin’

    https://youtu.be/0NS84qoYV_Y?t=818

  155. Ex says:

    I think it’s safe to say that until the judges that let people out like this are themselves liable either in Civil or Regular court……nothing will change. Someone thought this dude was alright based on appearances. He clearly was not.

    Working alone in a store is also bad news. I’dopt for some place that was fairly secure and buzzed people in instead of letting them walk in at random.

    Yeah LA has a vicious homeless problem, but get ready things tend to “start” out here and move east. Bad things like this are happening in every major city to some extent. Only “here” they are of massive proportions.

    Finally this is literally every parents worst nightmare. Kid goes east for college. Comes home for grad school and is brutally murdered. She survived out East and died in her own back yard.

  156. Ex says:

    “jj” did have a brilliant narrative. His uninhibited remembrances of times past sometimes echo my own upbringing. Caught in between classes. Dating both really rich and really poor chicks. Just looking for that “one”. Miss Right or Miss Right Now. Do I miss those times? not really, but I am so glad to have had the chance to live them.

  157. Nomad says:

    R&D at each others throats while Rome burns.

    Without campaign finance reform, ending dark money, exposing PAC donors etc, this will go on until it can’t. Even on this board, whose participants have higher incomes, education and IQs than the masses, people are sucked into mindless debates. Graft and corruption are wrong no matter which side participates.

    One group trying to help, https://represent.us/about/
    Their board has Tea Party and Progressives. No idea if they are productive or effective.

    Two things need to be addressed with urgency: inflation and how to create stable living wage jobs for the masses. Bring back as much manufacturing to the US as possible with priority on critical products: Semis (which are already being done), antibiotics, other Rx products, Medical device. Intel just committed to another $20B fab facility.

    Energy independence; oil at $88 and where are the frackers? Electric cars can’t run without rare earth metals that come from China for the batteries. So the House of Saud or China powers our cars, is that energy independence?

  158. Bystander says:

    “Mental institutions cost money. Taxpayer dollars.”

    Yes, we should but not just institutions. Tell us how letting greedy health insurers limiting mental health sessions to six visits a year is helping our country. Realistically, you need to focus this more on kids between ages 5-16 who are from abusive or unhealthy environments. Improve the mental health of young now for better society in future. Adults are very hard to save as too stuck in ways. Stop the stigma of mental health being for the crazies.

  159. No One says:

    There’s something wrong with how cities deal with vagrants. Even public property is property. Government is willing to punish people for zoning violations, punish food carts for health code violations, but they aren’t willing to do anything about someone who decides to make sidewalks a “home” and spread their piss, puke, needles and shit-stains that certainly violates health codes. Now they don’t even bother to prosecute lots of crimes. As if it’s a form of self-service reparations.
    I’m interested in discovering what are the theories behind this approach to vagrants, bums, and thieves that are now thicker than pigeons in cities. Who are the advocates of preserving this way of life? The ACLU? Soros? China? Does anyone actually think people should live this way?

  160. Phoenix says:

    “Realistically, you need to focus this more on kids between ages 5-16 who are from abusive or unhealthy environments.”

    https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/morris/police-fire/nj-couple-who-starved-children-inflicted-years-of-extreme-punishments-sentenced-to-probation/793229/

  161. Phoenix says:

    No One

    Where do we put the vagrants? Is there a plan?

  162. Phoenix says:

    Tell us how letting greedy health insurers limiting mental health sessions to six visits a year is helping our country.

    1. It increases the stock of the company.
    2. It increases the stock market in general.
    3. Executives make more money, they are producers, they pay 70 percent of taxes.
    4. They hire low cost labor to fix their homes and wait on them, providing employment.

  163. BRT says:

    Lol Adams is delusional. Omicron sidestepped every single safety measure and infected nearly everyone who hid for 2 years. It was a 1 punch knockout showing us how we are not fast enough for evolution.

  164. Juice Box says:

    Did anyone tell Joe Biden using the USPS to mailing out the Rapid covid antigen test kits to people’s homes will ruin them?

    News out of Canada says they won’t mail them. They need to be stored at 35 F to 86 F a pretty narrow temp range..and should not be allowed to freeze.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/8493030/covid-19-rapid-antigen-tests-mailed-temperature-peterborough-mpp/

  165. leftwing says:

    “Sounds like you are an advocate for social programs…”

    Always, for ones that work.

    Like anything in the real world define the goal, diligence the most effective steps to get there, implement and monitor.

    Problem is what passes for ‘social programs’ on the Left institutionalizes the problem, not the cure.

    In addition they meet nearly zero of the criteria above, ie. they have no/ineffective goals, no strategy, poor implementation, and no monitoring or accountability of the program….

  166. Fast Eddie says:

    Most soc1al programs operate as money laundering schemes to funnel cash into left-leaning larceny.

  167. Juice Box says:

    Phoenix – “Where do we put the vagrants? Is there a plan?”

    Yes the plan is get them out of here..get them out now, as in today. I don’t care of you have to drive them in the back of the patrol car all the way to NYC they cannot be allowed to camp out at the bus stop in OUR TOWN.

    Many of the homeless with substance abuse and mental issues in many cities are there because they were kicked out of the towns they were born and raised in. The Police in Podunckville anywhere actually put them on a bus to NYC or any other major metro. That is why the problem is so concentrated in the cities.

  168. leftwing says:

    “Keep telling yourself that. Plenty of things are beyond your control every single day.”

    Only if you decide to acquiesce.

    Your link addresses a different point….and what happened to that boy is terrible. Did not pick up the jurisdiction but I can’t see how anywhere a powerful anesthetic would be administered by a medic as medically necessary. Assuming the facts are correct, and it was administered to further ‘restrain’ a suspect already in custody, it is as clear a breach of medical protocol and civil rights as one can find…

    Since that breach resulted in death, to my point hold the ‘medic’ responsible for his poorly chosen actions….convict him of murder and put an injection in his arm. Better, put an injection in HIS innocent 15 year old’s arm while he watches…

    Guarantee you future ketamine ‘restraints’ will go to zero.

    Fair and balanced. Free choice. Consequences.

  169. Libturd says:

    “Phoenix – “Where do we put the vagrants? Is there a plan?”

    Put them all on one Q train. When the train is full, park the train at the yard. Open the doors.

  170. The Great Pumpkin says:

    We handle the homeless problem the same way as we do with other problems….kick the can down the road and hope someone else takes care of it.

  171. Juice Box says:

    Seems some covid test scammers billed 124 million for tests that were not stored and tested properly.

    Lock em up.

    https://news.yahoo.com/wedding-photographer-failed-donut-shop-235623361.html

  172. Trick says:

    With all the 5g talk just ran a speed test on my phone, 530mb upload 70mb down. Not bad.

  173. grim says:

    Many of the homeless with substance abuse and mental issues in many cities are there because they were kicked out of the towns they were born and raised in. The Police in Podunckville anywhere actually put them on a bus to NYC or any other major metro. That is why the problem is so concentrated in the cities.

    Anyone know exactly how many homeless and mentally ill people Pennsylvania sent to Atlantic City? This was literally their solution, a one way bus ticket.

  174. Juice Box says:

    Yes my cellphone needs to have 1250 megabytes per second download speed. Way more important that a few airplanes crashing upon landing because the altimeter read 100 ft when it was actually 10 ft.

  175. Juice Box says:

    Grim – George Floyd…was sent via one of these programs too after he was released from Jail in Texas.

    Homeward Bound is the name of the program in some cities one way bus ticket out of town to a better life.

  176. Trick says:

    They should have figured that out a long time ago, don’t care about my cellphone speed, just want another option for home wifi. Comcast su&s and no option for fios

  177. 3b says:

    Just got notice that my Covid PCR test which I took on December 29, is being processed!!

  178. Juice Box says:

    Wireless Cellular networking is no replacement for a hardline, cable or fiber. Even Elon Musk is not touting his satellite internet as a replacement for a hardline if available.

  179. Juice Box says:

    3B -The mucus sample would need to have been keep refrigerated around 39 F the whole time at the lab to still be considered fresh enough for testing. If it comes back negative perhaps you should take the antibody blood test if you really want to know if you won the Covid Lottery.

    Labcorp or CVS finger prick…and it will be back in a few days.

    https://www.labcorp.com/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/individuals/antibody-test

  180. Phoenix says:

    I don’t care of you have to drive them in the back of the patrol car all the way to NYC

    Put them all on one Q train. When the train is full, park the train at the yard. Open the doors.

    Homeward Bound is the name of the program in some cities one way bus ticket out of town to a better life.

    So we have 1 destination so far, unless there is another “Q” train somewhere else, and 2 potential forms of transportation.

    Now, what we need is to get an official elected who will do this, a justice system that will find a legal way to do so, and get a campaign going with this as the slogan.

    We have a plan. Now we just need to implement it.

  181. Phoenix says:

    Trick,
    If you are on T-Mobile, no problem, different frequency. No issues at all.

    It’s the Verizon and AT&T waves that are the issue.

    Can you hear me now?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKT5eHj6oqA

  182. Phoenix says:

    I’m surprised that no one, not No One, but no one, suggested Wayne NJ.

  183. chicagofinance says:

    How about leave the door closed and pump in C-O?

    Phoenix says:
    January 19, 2022 at 12:54 pm
    Put them all on one Q train. When the train is full, park the train at the yard. Open the doors.

  184. Phoenix says:

    Chi,
    We are still in the planning stages, what you suggest is an option.

    Anyone want to second that motion? Add others to the train before proceeding? Or make some exceptions?

    You think we can get someone on a platform willing to run this as their agenda?

    No wonder Grim gave this blog Dark Mode now.

  185. chicagofinance says:

    How about some Freakonomics? Birth control, abortion and forced sterilization…. euthanasia.

    Bystander says:
    January 19, 2022 at 10:19 am

    “Mental institutions cost money. Taxpayer dollars.”

    Yes, we should but not just institutions. Tell us how letting greedy health insurers limiting mental health sessions to six visits a year is helping our country. Realistically, you need to focus this more on kids between ages 5-16 who are from abusive or unhealthy environments. Improve the mental health of young now for better society in future. Adults are very hard to save as too stuck in ways. Stop the stigma of mental health being for the crazies.

  186. chicagofinance says:

    Dedicated to Phoenix and Left:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c91XUyg9iWM

  187. Phoenix says:

    They should have figured that out a long time ago, don’t care about my cellphone speed.

    The Govt got paid 45 billion to support the Pelosi’s of the Govt.

    Figured it out? They don’t care. Cash is king. They sold something to Verizon that basic physics will tell you there isn’t any more of.

    “Verizon dominated the C Band auction, spending $45.45 billion for 3,500 licenses”

  188. Phoenix says:

    Chi,
    Do you want a torrent of Rabid Feminists coming after you? That’s blasphemy, sacrilege I tell you.

  189. Phoenix says:

    Birth control, abortion and forced sterilization…. euthanasia.

    Well, republicans don’t like birth control or abortion. That’s a tough sell cause there are plenty of them roaming around- I’ve seen videos of Trump rallies plus bumper stickers.

    We can attempt that, but so far, it’s a no-go.

    Sterilization, now that’s an interesting one. Rich men out on the Hamptons are having this done voluntarily and freezing their “juices” to avoid women who are trying to trap them in relationships. Maybe try a more convincing tactic, like an ad campaign about how having sex with a greedy female can ruin your life, give some examples, and make it more socially acceptable. I have a link I will provide about such a scenario. Out of group this one might be workable.

    Euthanasia. Well, the Chinese actually provided America with this one, but no one seems to be down with it. They find it ratchet. Can’t get them lit towards it. All you had to do was do nothing at all.

    Here is the link.

    https://youtu.be/bYH992ynhdU

  190. Libturd says:

    At least my idea was humane. I wouldn’t frequent Astroland after that. They park the Q’s in the Coney Island Yard when not in use.

  191. Phoenix says:

    Then of course there is this:

    https://youtu.be/jpfQt2VQ67Q?t=10

  192. chicagofinance says:

    Phoenix: I found the management team that runs your hospital….
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7wTvnX_ke4

  193. Phoenix says:

    Chi, that was great. And accurate. Haha.

    Bill Murray breaks character:

    https://youtu.be/T7wTvnX_ke4?t=90

  194. Phoenix says:

    Chuck Schumer faces questions over conflicts of interest as it’s revealed his daughters work at Amazon and Facebook while Senate pursues antitrust bills.

    Keep producing.

  195. Phoenix says:

    Word on the street has it that this officer was offered a 5M contract by the Jets to play defensive end.

    https://youtu.be/DtdLSAk43W8?t=65

  196. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Covid Can’t Stop Corporate Profits From Climbing to Record Highs
    Tax cuts were a big help in the third quarter, along with government assistance to businesses

    By far the biggest change since the beginning of the pandemic has been the large government subsidies for businesses, such as the Paycheck Protection Program and the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Subsidies amounted to 0.4% of GDP in the first quarter of 2020, 5.8% in each of the next two quarters, and 2.4% last quarter. That share will continue to decline. Given that corporate profits have risen even as the subsidy boost has faded, though, this won’t necessarily spell the end of the profit boom.

    ● PAY GAP
    Employee compensation, including health care and pensions, is 54.9% of GDP, close to the long-run average. But wages and salaries, at 45.1% of GDP, are still below the historical norm.

    ● TAX CUT
    Corporate income tax payments added up to 1.7% of GDP in the third quarter—up from pandemic lows, but well below the 5% average of the 1950s and 4% of the ’60s.

    ● CLOSE, BUT
    At 12.7% of GDP, pretax corporate profits are just a little short of the all‑time record of 13.1% set in 1950.

    ● FARMED OUT
    Family farm income is now 0.5% of GDP. In the first quarter of 1947 it was 6.6%. The modest shift to corporate farm ownership explains only a small part of the decline.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-06/stock-market-u-s-corporations-hit-record-profits-in-2021-q3-despite-covid

  197. Bystander says:

    “How about some Freakonomics? Birth control, abortion and forced sterilization…. euthanasia.”

    All of it though forced sterilization is for registered s*x offenders only, either guilty plea or unanimous jury. Can we get other side off the Jeebus train and make it happen?

  198. Phoenix says:

    Bystander,

    Can I get a vote for false accusers of sex assault? I’m on board with that.

    https://www.amazon.com/How-Destroy-Man-Now-DAMN/dp/099982032X

  199. No One says:

    The obvious destination is the “American Dream Mall” or whatever they are calling it now. The country can send all the bums and crazies to this mall, and can pay all of the highly educated social justice warriors trained in Critical Race Theory to go there and heal them and then both groups can all talk out all of the problems that these people have. Pay them all to stay in there full time. Maybe make some reality shows while they are at it. I’m sure it won’t cost more than what government is already paying for these people, but in this place, none of the decent people of the country will have to see or hear or smell them in person any more.

  200. Bystander says:

    “The obvious destination is the “American Dream Mall” or whatever they are calling it now. The country can send all the bums and crazies to this mall”

    Squidmerica Mall..how about that as solution?

  201. Fast Eddie says:

    Good luck proving fraud on overvaluation of assets.

    34 months of investigation and counting. MSNBC has been p1ssing on themselves for months over the coming “bombshell.” When they take a breather from discussing the Covid end-of-earth doom, they go to their other story, Trump. But the fake AG investigation ranks up there with Russian Collusion and the fake impeachments. Oh, don’t forget the January 6th erect1on, too.

  202. leftwing says:

    “Lol, this is all they could come up with? Good luck proving fraud on overvaluation of assets.”

    It was always a farce. And ‘overvaluation of assets’ is not a crime. Different values for different purposes? Of course, lol.

    It may be a civil case between two third parties (not the State) if one of the parties suffered a loss…

    Should you be held liable for a crime by the county for claiming and winning tax assessment relief and then listing your property for more? Insuring your belongings for replacement value rather than what they are worth? Claiming your net worth aggressively on your brokerage application? Should the Goldman analyst be charged because his valuation of AMZN is Street high and above current market value?

    If a third party suffered a loss on you and can demonstrate they relied on your representations in the transaction that resulted in loss they may have a claim against you…the State doesn’t.

    Same here for Orange-aid.

  203. Libturd says:

    “The obvious destination is the “American Dream Mall”

    And when they die, you can store the corpses on the ski slope.

  204. Libturd says:

    Rich people never serve jail time. Especially those with government connections.

  205. chicagofinance says:

    We can also send them to buildings with substandard infrastructure…..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j14iYK-61Q

    Phoenix says:
    January 19, 2022 at 1:15 pm
    Chi,
    We are still in the planning stages, what you suggest is an option.

    Anyone want to second that motion? Add others to the train before proceeding? Or make some exceptions?

    You think we can get someone on a platform willing to run this as their agenda?

    No wonder Grim gave this blog Dark Mode now.

  206. Phoenix says:

    Chi
    Ever considered a career in Law Enforcement?

  207. Bystander says:

    Ed, tell us your thoughts on red wedding…and I don’t mean Alabammy kissing cousins wearing matching MAGA hats at the trailer park chapel.

  208. Phoenix says:

    Chi,
    Just think of how many undesirables you could get rid of using false allegations by spouses along with Qualified Immunity.

    And be a hero to boot.

    A win win.

  209. The Great Pumpkin says:

    The reason think tanks are non-profit is so corps can fund them tax free. Tanks then publish analysis that benefits their donors. Often giving 100x returns. This is not how it’s supposed to work and they’re abusing their 501c3 status.

    Imagine buying a bunch of stock and then legally deducting that investment from your income. Then selling the stock for 100x but the returns being considered a tax reduction so it’s not taxable. #KochNetwork did with the SALT cap. More like 1000x or more. #UncapSALT /2

    https://twitter.com/saltcap1/status/1483927122519511040?s=21

  210. The Great Pumpkin says:

    So when you see a non-profit think tank glorifying the salt cap, you know why. It’s a double tax on normal citizens used to pay for the billions saved by koch and the likes through the trump tax law. How you can justify double taxing a homeowner to pay for some billionaires tax break is beyond me.

  211. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Man, it’s been 10 years already in my house. Life goes so fast. Just want to press pause…

    Before you know it, kids are off to college and family life is over. That’s life..

  212. Fast Eddie says:

    Bystander,

    You mean the Starks getting slaughtered at the end of the wedding? Pretty gruesome.

  213. Fabius Maximus says:

    “Lol, this is all they could come up with?”

    This is just the appetizer. NYAG was asked to show progress.

    https://twitter.com/MuellerSheWrote/status/1483843354257334273
    “The NYAG then list seven things she’s found out about, none of which will jeopardize the investigation, and adds that there’s other conduct under investigation not even mentioned in this 115 page filing”

    also from that thread.

    “Something I didn’t know: “Ivanka Trump was a primary contact for the Trump Organization’s largest lender, Deutsche Bank. In connection with this work, Ms. Trump caused misleading financial statements to be submitted to Deutsche Bank and the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.” (P. 3)
    Side note: the IRS and the Federal Government are mentioned 18 times in the NYAG’s supplemental. Reminds me of how Vance mentioned the feds 30 times in his indictment of Weisselberg and the Trump Org from last year. “

  214. Phoenix says:

    Trump isn’t going to prison, nor Pelosi, nor Butt Geeg, nor Fauci, nor Clinton, nor Biden or his son.

    This is all a pipe dream in America.

    All criminals, none will even see the outside of a prison let alone the inside.

    Pour some Pappy Van Winkle neat in your favorite rocks glass, kick your feet back and relax to your favorite tunes. If you can afford it, that is.

  215. Phoenix says:

    Another part of the “lesson”

    https://youtu.be/2L3N0StxYSw?t=278

  216. grim says:

    Going to be a long line of federal prosecutions for every borrower that misrepresented their income during the last bubble.

  217. Ex says:

    Biiiiiiig loss for Trump in SCOTUS today.

  218. Libturd says:

    Sadly, only if there is anything incriminating in there.

  219. No One says:

    Good example of how social justice theory turns journalists into idiots. Phoenix did you know that it was the Patriarchy that actually pushed that lady in front of the train? The author had to fit in the intersectionalism talking points by saying that asian nonbinaries feel particularly vulnerable now.
    But Libturd says we’re making up this CRT brainwashing in schools.

    NBC News: NYC subway station death of Michelle Go leaves Asian Americans reeling.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/nyc-subway-station-death-michelle-go-leaves-asian-americans-reeling-rcna12650

  220. Phoenix says:

    Phoenix did you know that it was the Patriarchy that actually pushed that lady in front of the train?

    No, but if you pay attention to female written journalism you will find that everything, everything, is a problem caused by men.

  221. Phoenix says:

    From an article in the WP. Guy just trying to be a dad, look what he goes through, they don’t even discuss what he pays in legal fees.

    1. She, her mom, and grandmother, decided the child would belong to them and them only. Eff daddy, he can send a check.

    “Even though she was just 17 and a child was in neither of their plans, they didn’t consider an abortion. Jordan wanted to try to make the relationship work. Ashlyn felt firmly that she had to move on and be a parent alone. Her family was supportive of her decision. The plan was for her to move into her grandmother’s basement, get help with raising her newborn from her grandmother and mother, and eventually pursue a career.”

    2. Don’t be around, eff you, pay me.

    “When Ann was born in February 2014, Jordan respected Ashlyn’s wish that he not be in the room. He anxiously paced outside, waiting for news, and then gave mother and daughter time to bond alone before he went in to see them. His presence stressed Ashlyn out, though she knew it was only fair for him to be there.”

    3. My baby, not yours.

    “she left his name off the birth certificate. Ashlyn hoped he would eventually accept his role as a secondary parent.”
    “I kind of had a picture in my mind of like, maybe he’ll just go away,”

    4. Dad has to fight for custody.

    “Jordan only became more committed to establishing his place in Ann’s life. He immediately asked for a DNA test to establish his paternity, as he was instructed by the lawyer.”

    5. Beech doesn’t get what she wants, claims child was molested. (been there, done that). Sorry Jordan, that was no accident, it was planned. Enjoy your legal bills.

    Ashlyn and Jordan’s tense arrangement eventually fell apart because of an allegation that both now believe arose from a misunderstanding. One December day in 2016, when Ann was 2 years old, she made a comment suggesting that Jordan had been touching her private areas. Ashlyn immediately called him to relay what Ann had said. Jordan said he had no idea what Ann was talking about. His daughter was still learning to speak in full sentences, and he was sure Ashlyn had misinterpreted what Ann was saying.

    Ashlyn had Ann evaluated by a doctor and social worker, who expressed concern over what Ann had communicated but found no physical signs of abuse. For a few months, the parenting arrangement continued as usual. But the incident was still picking at Ashlyn, so she asked the state Health and Family Services agency to file a petition alleging abuse, requiring that Jordan have no contact with Ann while an investigation was being conducted. Meanwhile, Ashlyn took action in court to modify their parenting arrangement, claiming domestic violence.

    6. Poor Beech. Claiming to be a victim, when just a run of the mill narcissistic female.
    Worried about daughter’s safety? Don’t believe that for one minute. Take a lie detector test, or get on valium/anti-depressants. It’s not the “system” forcing you to do anything, it’s you, your mommy and grandma coaching you. The system isn’t making you remain anywhere, you all are.

    “Ashlyn was feeling torn. On one hand, she thought the case had gotten out of control and that the entire system was forcing her to remain entrenched in her position to win custody. On the other hand, it seemed like she was being punished for fighting for sole custody, even when she worried that her daughter’s safety was at risk.”

    Now, give this man custody, and pay his legal bills.

    Patriarchy my azz.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2022/01/18/states-are-increasingly-considering-equal-shared-parenting-custody-cases-this-young-kentucky-couple-serve-test-case/?itid=hp-top-table-main

  222. Phoenix says:

    The face of a woman lying and trying her best to cover up her criminal behavior.

    https://youtu.be/oBJkI4LyBgg?t=895

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