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jim nj
new jersey
retired
Interests: many
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https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/08/forbes-toes-the-line-on-climate.php Published an article on the solar dominance on climate and then pulled it.
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https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/08/progressive-democratic-candidates-renounce-former-centrist-views/ VDH
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http://everynoise.com/ Found this at Insty. " Every Noise at Once is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 3,330 genre-shaped distinctions by Spotify as of 2019-08-21. The calibration is fuzzy, but in general down is more organic, up is more mechanical and electric; left is denser and more atmospheric, right is spikier and bouncier. Click anything to hear an example of what it sounds like. Click the » on a genre to see a map of its artists."
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https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/08/21/china-criticises-australia-for-not-doing-enough-about-climate-change/ Bizarre.
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https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2019/august/call-blue-green-cavalry "The U.S. Navy should deploy both classes of its littoral combat ships with Marine expeditionary units to give them a cavalry-like flexibility." "The Recon Marines and Marine Raiders fulfill many of the missions that might be assigned to a 21st-century cavalry, but to conduct mobility operations these units must use the available large- and medium-sized mobility platforms. Marine expeditionary units (MEUs) would benefit from an additional, lightweight platform that can support cavalry-like operations and give the MEU commander greater flexibility. The littoral combat ship’s (LCS’s) two classes could round out the MEU’s maneuver capability. This idea is worthy of experimentation despite potential resistance from both the Navy and the Marine Corps." I like that line of thinking. I hope they explore the idea.
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https://www.insider.com/mitch-mcconnell-china-review-1992-hong-kong-policy-act-2019-8 Mitch McConnell slams China over Hong Kong, threatens a global confrontation that could tank the finance hub.
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nytol, I'd like to comment further, but my brain has disengaged.
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MM, I hadn't been paying attention to the economic opportunity zones, but apparently investors were. Sometimes all it takes is a local, state, or Federal incentive to turn an iffy project into a money-maker. It's probably tough for many inner city projects though. Too many other local issues.
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MM, I wonder if this is happening nationwide. Investors always look for any advantage. I hadn't given any serious thought to this before. Investing in opportunity zones might have mushrooming effects. I'm surprised I haven't thought of this before. Politician proposes something, nothing happens. Trump passes something and investment actually occurs? What a radical thought.
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MM, I didn't realize that Hackensck was an opportunity zone until I read that article. https://www.globest.com/2018/12/28/hampshire-companies-selects-hackensack-for-first-opportunity-zone-investment/ I used to eat at that diner every once in a while. It was an icon of Hackensack. Now torn down and awaiting construction. It had a large parking lot, is very close to Hackensack University Medical Center and held a liquor license. If they sold the liquor license and the property separately they probably made out like bandits. Apparently opportunity zones are attracting capital big time.
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Here's the bank building building refurbished. https://www.globest.com/2019/06/06/hackensack-multifamily-in-opportunity-zone-on-market-for-sale/?slreturn=20190721062831 "Both renovated buildings have remained vacant in excess of five years, and will be delivered completed but un-leased, qualifying for opportunity zone “first use” designation." Clever, the buyer will get Federal tax benefits too. https://jerseydigs.com/20-28-sussex-street-hackensack-development-proposal/ Under construction now. https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/hackensack/2019/03/21/former-record-headquarters-hackensack-nj-to-become-luxury-apartments-retail/2870963002/ Site prepped, plans approved, construction slated to start in a few months.
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https://www.city-journal.org/progressive-policies-urban-dysfunction Somebody posted this earlier and I just finished it. And I'm thinking back on all those "urban renewal" projects that ruined neighborhoods with eminent domain seizures. Hackensack, NJ is seeing a major apartment building boom. No eminent domain procedures that transfer wealth from political "outs" to political "ins." They did it the right way (to my thinking) by re-zoning a vast swath of the Main St. downtown to allow for taller, mixed use retail and residential units. Hackensack has a local bus station hub and NJ Transit rail to Hoboken. So it qualifies as a transport city under NJ rules which offers support for heavy redevelopment. The real beauty of the plan is that it is non-political. No "eminent domain" graft. No favoritism. The re-zoning process simply made many properties economically obsolescent. Developers noticed and made decent offers to people to buy their properties. I mean you have one floor of retail and offices above, if I buy your property I can put up one floor of retail and 4-5 floors of residential units. The largest project is converting an abandoned 12 story bank building to apartments. We have 10-12 active projects and more in the planning process. The active projects will add about 1,00 apartment units and new retail downtown. Can they fill all of those apartments? These are well known savvy developers and they believe they can. Some of them think of Hacknsack as the new Hoboken. Who wanted to live in Hoboken back then? Thousands apparently. While urban renewal in the early days was flawed. Newer research, that is commonly accepted, shows that higher densities of residential units downtown puts more people on the street, reduces crime and supports retail efforts. Hackensack, at one time, was the shopping capital of Bergen County. if you couldn't find what you wanted in your own downtown, you went to Hackensack. When the Paramus malls opened that dynamic changed. Put a thousand new family units downtown and it may revive Main St. It will be interesting to see if it works.
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Another night by myself. PIn didn't even stop by to bust my chops :)
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https://nypost.com/2019/08/20/jeffrey-epstein-an-evil-genius-for-filing-will-in-the-virgin-islands/ Another hoop lawyers will have to jump through if they win against him in US courts. Get a judgement and you have to go to the US Virgin Islands to enforce it. Join the bar down their or hire a local lawyer. The Jeffrey Epstein full lawyer employment act.
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https://nationalpost.com/news/world/isil-is-building-a-new-caliphate-from-inside-a-syrian-refugee-camp-and-the-west-has-no-plan-to-combat-it Another explanation of the ISIS detention camp. I suspect if the Russians or Syrians had captured them they would have never reached such a camp. But, hey, we're the good guys, with lawyers dictating the good guy rules.
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https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/08/report-isis-is-gaining-in-syria-and-iraq.php Sourced from the NYT, so I don't know if the analysis is correct. I do know that the camp where ISIS forces and their families are being held is a problem. There isn't enough information on the individuals to subject them to war crimes trials. Foreign nations don't want to repatriate their citizens for the same reason. In the mean time ISIS runs the internal politics in the camps. The Syrians don't want them either. Nobody wants to implement the correct action of killing all of them, because that's not who we are. An outbreak of Ebola would be nice.
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https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/08/can-facebook-be-saved.php Limp report on conservative's concerns. No real changes.
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https://pjmedia.com/trending/federal-judge-orders-fbi-to-search-for-more-christopher-steele-docs/ 60 days to release info to Judicial Watch. vis Insrty
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https://babylonbee.com/news/portland-police-wish-there-were-some-kind-of-organized-armed-force-that-could-fight-back-against-antifa Outlaw interview,
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http://www.bookwormroom.com/2019/08/19/bookworm-beat-8-19-19-the-only-the-silly-stuff-makes-sense-illustrated-edition/ Excellent post. Like a mid-week TWIP.
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When I moved out of my parent's house I got an apartment at 22 Engle St, in the downtown of Englewood. https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/englewood/2019/08/20/englewood-nj-abortion-clinic-focus-legal-battle-over-buffer-zones/2061512001/ This clinic was at 40 Engle St. a few doors down from my apartment building. 35 years later it's still their and still a point of contention. I never saw a woman walk out of their with a smile on.
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https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/passaic/north-haledon/2019/08/20/playhouse-north-haledon-dedicated-boy-killed-tree-owen-kleiwerda/2049527001/ Boy killed by a tree? We need immediate killer tree legislation. Background checks, mental health exams to sort out the good trees from the bad ones. Oh, wait, never mind, it fell on him. It was a backyard suicide tree with only one 4 year old victim. Think how much worse it could have been at a schoolyard or playground. I apologize for being insensitive to what a devastating loss it must have been to his parents. The click-bait headline was "Playhouse is dedicated to boy killed by tree," Which is a really odd way to write a headline.
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https://quillette.com/2019/08/19/how-the-hong-kong-protestors-tactical-brilliance-backed-beijing-into-a-corner/ Interesting take on the protestors' tactics.
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https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2019/08/20/ball_of_collusion_excerpt_all_obamas_anti-trump_loyalists_120039.html Excerpt fro Andy McCarthy's new book.
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MM, That story was around yesterday, the "whistle-blower" was an illegal alien and Planned Parenthood sought to discredit her on that basis. Hypocritical BS. nytol
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