To expand on someones clever acronym, BANANAS Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Any Snake.
Lowly snakes win out against N.J. developers...
thought this was a piece about NJ lib/dem politicians and their lobbyists!!!
The only good snake is a dead one.
How can you tell the difference?
Why is this even an issue? I thought that all sane developers had stopped work because they can’t sell the houses they build anyway.
and the other snake, the politico, where you can keep your multi unearned pensions for no show jobs after being convicted of fraud,blackmail,kickbacks,and other schemes
Who in their right mind would want to build anything in new jerky?Save the battleship new Jersey by towing it south and let them have that liberal cesspool.
hold your flames....it's all tongue in cheek.
How many independent, middle-class voters identify land-use regulations as a reason they can’t afford to own a home? Republicans are not doing well with independents, and they need to make this connection and then make this an issue.
Politicians just protecting their fellow snakes.
Anything that can be done to stop the irresponsible developement going on in this state, I’m all for. The infrastructure and economic makeup of the state cannot support the unrestrained developement. There are not new jobs being created in the developing areas, except for retail, which means that the primary breadwinner has to commute on highways that were overburdoned in the seventies. The developers come in and, with minimal cost, raise the tax liability (in excess of the increase of the tax base) of the community, the cost of which is passed on to existing homeowners. The developer walks away without paying anything near his fair share for the cost of additional classrooms, highway widening and municiple (county and state) services. Impact fees that would cover this are legal, but the political structure in NJ is such that the crooks that run it are wont to pass such laws, as it would effect their “campaign” contributions (both above and below the table).
“But the developers provide jobs.” is a lame justification of the developement. Several of the larger (ie:national and regional) developers promote the establishment of shadow companies that act as subcontractors. Entire carpenter crews are made up of Eastern Europeans and drywall crews made up of Mexicans (legal, illegal? I don’t know) and most of their money leaves the country. There are also a handfull of smaller local developers who will hire small subcontractors, finish a developement, file bankruptcy, pay subs pennies on the dollar, start a new corporation and start the cycle all over again. (most of these are politically connected).
With a population density higher than anywhere else in the country, the idea of allowing the state economy based on housing contruction (they’re not making more land), retail or even warehouses is ridiculous. These are all large land use and offer low volumes of employment. If you want to build a refinary, a steel mill or a factory of any kind, I’m all for it. If you want to bulldoze Camden and rebuild it, feel free.
One more arguement against developement:
WE DON”T NEED ANY MORE LIBERALS FROM PHILLY OR NEW YORK MOVING IN. WE HAVE ENOUGH CROOKS ALREADY.
I’ve lived in New Jersey all my life and have yet to meet any native who spoke with a Brooklyn or Bronx accent. They call it Joisey, we don’t.
On the one hand, the ESA has been an affront to the sensible use of private property.
On the other, I am happy, because the Pine Barrens is one of the fews areas in NJ that is not overdeveloped.
I've had corn snakes as pets... they are extrememly gentle and good-natured, as well as attractively colored and marked. My parents finally broke down and allowed me to get my first one because its reputation with children was so good.
I was bitten ONCE, and it was my fault... he wasn't going after his food when I thought he should, and put my hand in the cage to try to remedy the "problem". The bite didn't hurt, but the speed was scary for my 12 year old mind. It barely broke the skin. I had a row of timy red dots on my thumb for about 2 days. The dang parakeet gave me far worse.
(I was actually tempted a few months ago at a pet store to get another one.)