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Adriana
Discussion: We are moving to Town!

NJ STRAYS is super super excited about having a new space in Maplewood. For those that do not know about our organization, we are a No-Kill Animals Welfare Organization fighting to decrease pet abandonment in North Jersey; we serve the eight counties of the North :) We are not a rescue or a shelter, we are a community outreach organization helping directly pet owners in need. Our office will be located at 2202 Millburn Ave. More details to come :) Please stop by to say hi and if you are looking to help our local pets do not hesitate in contacting us! We are always looking for volunteers :)

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tjohn
Discussion: What is being said in the Rose Garden? What's happening in Washington?
mtierney said:
I think the last four posters have a trumped up inability to see the forests for the trees. Anger stuck in the throat prevents oxygen from reaching the brain. 

You really need to understand that Trump is something different.  I was highly unhappy with Bush II because he ordered the invasion of Iraq, but I never saw him as a danger to democracy.

Trump is a threat to democracy.  I am beyond being angry with him.  I just want his black heart torn for his chest and a wooden stake driven through him so we can be rid of his cancer.  And, to be perfectly honest, I want him to live and fall so far that he can't command any real media attention...that he be reduced to a little voice of hate lurking around fringe white supremacist groups.

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Kim
Discussion: Why Facebook is Bad for Humans and Villages

It is so simple.  I don't do Facebook.  

If/when I want to share something with friends or relatives, I simply contact them directly.  A bit old fashioned perhaps, but it works.

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mrincredible
Discussion: Any Good Christmas movies?
ridski said:
Well, if we're going to start shitposting on things, I've never seen A Christmas Story and don't get its appeal.

 But if you've never...

You don't 

Isn't this...


Never mind.

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nicochas
Discussion: New coffee shop opening in SO

For crying out loud! Why all the cynicism, criticism and seriously bad Karma??! It’s a great new place in town to meet for coffee etc and the owners are lovely. Every business has something different to offer our town. Isn’t that what we want? Why not just support them and wish them well? A little kindness goes a long way. 

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dave23
Discussion: What is being said in the Rose Garden? What's happening in Washington?
mtierney said:
The terrorism of the future may be bloodless, involve no explosive devices, and be debilitating to all within its reach to the degree they cannot function.

 A nice summary of the current POTUS.

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susan1014
Discussion: Downsizing without giving up gardening!

A few of the comments here belong on Soapbox....just saying.

The OP isn't here trying to shill a piece of real estate.  He has lived there for years, posted a great deal about the garden, and is posting IN THE GARDENING THREAD to let other gardeners know that there is a large unit available in his gardening-friendly co-op.

Not everyone likes co-ops, and sarahzm's assessment of questions to ask seems spot-on.

Living in NJ costs money, and I can't imagine finding any attractive 2-3 bedroom options that are extremely cheap.  Mortgage/purchase costs on a $115K co-op plus $2000 a month for property tax, all exterior maintenance and snow removal, utilities, and a 24 hour a day doorman sounds like it would cost a lot less than keeping my money-pit of a single family home once we are retired and child-free, even though the mortgage will be paid in full.

The Newstead, for example, has a combination of condo fees and property tax that are at least as expensive, for amenities that include some utilities, 24 hour a day(?) doorman, exterior maintenance and snow removal, and a pool rather than a garden.  Newer construction, condo, and a South Orange address, so prices for the rare 3 Br unit there would probably be at least 4 times as high.  (The 2Brs currently on the market list for about $300K)

Ron's building is a block or two across the South Orange border, so I'm guessing that many of the residents downsizing from South Orange continue to do much of their shopping and socializing in South Orange. I'd take a look at the building when it comes time to downsize, given what I know now.

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DaveSchmidt
Discussion: Cheers Again to the Garden Club

I’m marveling at the transformed pine cones and alluvium (alluvia?) on the train station’s tree as I write. Thank you for the typically exceptional display.

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DaveSchmidt
Discussion: New coffee shop opening in SO
ticee1 said:
You folks talk about it as if you are wearing smoking jackets and sporting a waxed moustache. 

I tried that once and regretted it. When my jacket was smoking, my mustache melted.

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callista
Discussion: New coffee shop opening in SO

I thought THIS guy was the old Burger King model...

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