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Jimmy Carter becomes oldest living former president

Source: Advance Media/NJ.com

ATLANTA — When Jimmy Carter left office in 1980, the return home to Plains, Ga., was not easy. His once-flourishing farming business was more than $1 million in debt, and he faced the prospect of selling the land his family had been on for 150 years.

Then a friend pointed out that Carter, at the tender age of 56, could expect to live at least until 80 years old.

“I had one disturbing reaction,” Carter wrote in his 1998 book, “The Virtues of Aging.” “What was I going to do with the next 25 years?”

Let’s just say a lot — from establishing the Carter Center and being awarded the Nobel Prize to building Habitat for Humanity homes and writing more than two dozen books.

March 21, 2019, marks yet another milestone. While it is not his birthday, Carter becomes the oldest living former president in U.S. history.

Read more: https://www.nj.com/news/2019/03/jimmy-carter-becomes-oldest-living-former-president.html

God bless you President Jimmy Carter!

Police union president charged with selling a drug that's banned in professional sports

Here ya' go - while New Jersey, supposedly on the cusp of legalization, still has the highest arrest rate for pot possession in the nation, a police union president peddles drugs that are many, many times more dangerous than pot.

And you know if the union president is peddling it, everyone is doing it.

And I used to wonder why cops are so hostile these days - it's "roid rage" - it's worse than road rage.

Police union president charged with selling a drug that’s banned in professional sports

Updated Mar 20, 3:52 PM; Posted Mar 20, 1:20 PM

By Alex Napoliello | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

"The president of a local police union was arrested last month and charged with selling a banned substance commonly abused by bodybuilders and athletes, NJ Advance Media has learned.

Ocean Township police Officer Ryan Vacarro was busted in the township on Feb. 19 for selling drugs “not lawfully prescribed or administered” in May 2018, according to a complaint summons. Ocean Township is a town of nearly 30,000 residents just east of Asbury Park.

The complaint does not say why it took so long for authorities to arrest Vacarro, and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office declined to comment on the allegations.

Authorities say Vacarro was dealing more than 100 doses of Clenbuterol, a steroid-like substance used to treat respiratory diseases for horses. However, it is also on the list of banned substances by the World Anti-Doping Agency because of its performance-enhancing abilities. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, Clenbuterol “is abused by bodybuilders and athletes for its ability to increase lean muscle mass and reduce body fat.”"


Joe Scar - "I disagreed with Obama. But what Trump has done makes those differences insignificant."

OK, for a guy who, back when his ratings were slipping, supported trump and kept him in the race with an open invitation to call in to his show anytime - Scarborough now wakes up to the threat he helped to create?

Up is down and down is up. repubican family values.

Read on:

I disagreed with Obama. But what Trump has done makes those differences insignificant.

By Joe Scarborough
March 19 at 6:14 PM

"As it was with George W. Bush and every other president who preceded him, Barack Obama made policy decisions I found troubling.

Obama once described the driving principle of his foreign policy as little more than “don’t do stupid s---.” That reflexive reaction to Bush’s military adventurism led to U.S. inaction in the face of some 500,000 Syrian deaths and the greatest refugee crisis since World War II. Domestically, Obama failed to pass a significant piece of legislation during his final six years in office.

And yet, 100 years from now, Obama’s presidency will be hailed as the most transformative of our lifetimes, and Donald Trump’s will be viewed with the same scorn that followed the Dred Scott decision. Like that pre-Civil War Supreme Court case, Trump will forever be condemned as a racial reprobate whose words and actions inspired white supremacists and neo-Nazis.


That’s why any policy differences I had with Obama now seem so insignificant. Americans who still have faith in the upward arc of King’s moral universe should be grateful for Obama’s presidency and the way his election exposed the white racism that is still at large in our land. If changing the Constitution and reelecting Obama two more times would break the fever that now ravages Trump’s Washington, I would cheerfully champion the passage of that constitutional amendment, slap a “Hope and Change” sticker on my shirt, and race to the nearest voting booth to support the man historians will remember as the most significant president since Abraham Lincoln.""


Hitler was a 'good leader,' guest speaker tells N.J. students. School says it won't happen again.

Source: NJ.com / Advance Media

School officials are expressing regret after a guest speaker displayed a picture of Adolf Hitler and described him as a “good leader" with “bad moral character and intentions" during a weekend presentation to Madison High School student athletes.

Madison Superintendent Mark Schwarz did not identify the speaker in a letter co-signed by three other administrators and sent to parents on Sunday, but said his presentation was not screened in advance and was “unnecessarily provocative and insensitive.”

All Madison High School students playing spring sports were required to attend an assembly Saturday aimed at promoting “positive leadership values and a culture of sportsmanship,” Schwarz wrote in his letter.

The guest speaker, who does not work for the K-12 district, showed pictures of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Derek Jeter and “other notable positive leaders,” Schwarz wrote. “Conspicuous in this list, however, was a picture of Adolf Hitler shown side by side with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” Schwarz wrote."

Read more: https://www.nj.com/news/2019/03/hitler-was-a-good-leader-guest-speaker-tells-nj-students-school-says-it-wont-happen-again.html

Throw up while reading the rest at the link.

Where the fuck are we? The Twilight Zone?

If this kind of bullshit is happening in "BLUE" NEW JERSEY can you imagine what the fuck is happening in the "red" states?

I can. I can see it coming like a tsunami.

But by the time you see a tsunami coming, it's too late.


nm - it's too late.

Welcome to Christchurch New Jersey

We're only a short step away --

Woman who wears hijab told to ‘go back to your f****** country’ in incident caught on video
Updated 11:59 AM; Today 11:16 AM

By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal

"A Muslim Jersey City woman who wears a hijab was told to “go back to your f***ing country” by a woman who was blocking her driveway outside School 23 in an incident that was caught on video last month.

The woman lives on Romaine Avenue, which is across the street from the pre-K through 8 school named for Mahatma Gandhi. She told The Jersey Journal she began filming her interactions with people who park on the street and block her driveway because they began to get hostile."


"“There’s no crime talking,” the woman says, before addressing someone off camera. “She’s taking a picture of my s***. Her stupid a**. Somebody block the thing, I said sorry, she’s still complaining."

That’s when the woman yells at the resident: “Go back to your f***ing country” twice, later adding another profanity generally aimed at women.

The resident wears a hijab. She asked not to be identified because she’s afraid the woman will retaliate against her."


Let's take a ride in the "Way Back" with Professor Peabody and Sherman --

"In the first week following the annexation, Jews had to face an outburst of brutality, outright violence and plundering of their assets. Jewish women were forced to scrub political slogans from the previous Austrian government with their bare hands or with toothbrushes off sidewalks, Jewish children to write the word "Jud" on the windows of their fathers' shops, orthodox Jews were pulled around by their beards, Jews at the Prater Stern had to lie down and eat grass. These attacks ended soon, but more and worse was to come. By mid-June, Jews had already been removed from public life, more thoroughly than in the five years of Nazi government in Germany. Tens of thousands of Jewish employees had lost their job. Hundreds of Jews committed suicide."


"The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well."

"We're off to see the wizard. The wonderful wizard of Oz."

This is a fractured fairy tale of a nation if ever there was one. IMO.

This 8-Year-Old Chess Champion Will Make You Smile

This 8-Year-Old Chess Champion Will Make You Smile
Overcoming life’s basic truth: Talent is universal, but opportunity is not.

By Nicholas Kristof

Opinion Columnist

March 16, 2019

"In a homeless shelter in Manhattan, an 8-year-old boy is walking to his room, carrying an awkward load in his arms, unfazed by screams from a troubled resident. The boy is a Nigerian refugee with an uncertain future, but he is beaming.

He can’t stop grinning because the awkward load is a huge trophy, almost as big as he is. This homeless third grader has just won his category at the New York State chess championship.


What’s even more extraordinary is that Tani, as he is known, learned chess only a bit more than a year ago. His play has skyrocketed month by month, and he now has seven trophies by his bed in the homeless shelter.


Makofsky shook his head wonderingly. “One year to get to this level, to climb a mountain and be the best of the best, without family resources,” he said. “I’ve never seen it.”"


"They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

–Real estate mogul Donald Trump, presidential announcement speech, June 16, 2015

If this nation is ever to be truly great again it will be on the strength of its immigrants, as it always has been.

Read the rest about this kid and his family.


N.J. legal weed deal: Everything to know about timeline, details and next steps

Source: NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

"Gov. Phil Murphy and top state lawmakers formally announced Tuesday morning they struck a deal on a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey after closing the gap on one of the final issues that had been separating them.

The announcement sheds new light on what's expected in the legal weed bill, which should be revealed in the coming days. NJ Advance Media first reported the agreement late Monday night.

Murphy said in a statement the accord he reached with his fellow Democrats who lead the state Legislature — state Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin — comes after months of "hard work and thoughtful negotiations."

"I believe that this legislation will establish an industry that brings fairness and economic opportunity to all of our communities, while promoting public safety by ensuring a safe product and allowing law enforcement to focus their resources on serious crimes," the governor said.

Now comes the busy — and uncertain — part. The deal sets up a fascinating 13-day stretch in which Murphy and lawmakers will try to whip enough votes in the Legislature for legal pot to pass on March 25."

Read more: https://expo.nj.com/news/g66l-2019/03/88498f264e8898/nj-marijuana-legalization-deal-reached-by-top-lawmakers-here-are-details-and-the-next-steps.html

Well, it looks like New Jersey Democrats have finally reached a deal and are ready to put legalization to a vote.

The article gets into some interesting detail. Take a few minutes to read it to get a sense of what kind of bullshit legalization is facing in this brainwashed patent drug culture we're living in.


I'm going to smoke a bowl now. I need to chillax.

Video shows NJ Transit cop drag, punch man on ground outside Trenton train station

I have no knowledge of the circumstances in this encounter but the subject of this police abuse could have been having a medical episode. Even if he was'nt this officer's behavior is just counter to basic human decency, IMO.

NJ Transit (a former chris christie patronage pit like all government agencies during his tenure) quite famously here in New Jersey can't even keep enough conductors on the payroll to operate a full schedule of trains - but they found a way to keep this abusive transit cop on the payroll.

Edit to add: Just saw this story on the nightly news here. The woman who filmed the video said her phone battery died but it went on for several more minutes. The cop has been suspended. Full internal investigation by NJ Transit. Nothing on the condition of the victim.

Is the fake melania back?


This is getting way past stooooopid now. Even for trump. It's like his old phony phone calls to the NY Times to get his name on the society pages. LOFL What a clown.

A priest, a minister and a rabbi get free parking spots and the Trump tax law makes their congreg

Moron the "trump tax law" - and that's not a typo.

A priest, a minister and a rabbi get free parking spots …. and the Trump tax law makes their congregations pay! We’re not joking.

By Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

WASHINGTON — Suburban Torah in Livingston offers free parking for its employees.

Under the Republican tax law signed by President President Donald Trump, the synagogue soon will have to pay taxes for providing this “benefit.”

“I really doubt anybody thought that when a secretary parked her car at our synagogue, that would be a taxable event,” said Suburban Torah’s rabbi, Elie Mischel.

But it is.

In addition to targeting New Jersey and other high-tax states by capping the federal deduction for state and local taxes, the tax legislation signed into law in December 2017 imposed a 21-percent tax on the value of fringe benefits that houses of worship and charities offer their employees."

Moron this at the link - and again - that's not a typo.

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