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  • Chris Christie: WaPo's Eugene Robinson 'ignorant,' 'shouldn’t have a platform to speak'

    01/18/2012 6:54:01 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Last year, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson had some advice for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: “Find some way to lose weight.” It is advice Robinson gave in his Washington Post column and later on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” His argument was Christie needed to use his weight loss to set an example for a country fighting a so-called obesity epidemic. But Christie wasn’t receptive to Robinson’s criticism. On Wednesday’s broadcast of “Morning Joe,” Christie spoke about an interview he conducted with Oprah Winfrey, where he was open about his weight struggle. However, he also criticized Robinson for being ignorant about...
  • SAF, ANJRPC Will Appeal New Jersey Right-to-carry Ruling

    01/15/2012 6:32:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 13 January, 2012 | SAF
    The Second Amendment Foundation and Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs will appeal a federal judge's ruling Friday that "the Second Amendment does not include a general right to carry handguns outside the home." Federal Judge William H. Walls, a Clinton appointee, dismissed a case filed by both organizations challenging New Jersey's handgun carry laws, which have all but eliminated the right to self-defense with a firearm outside the home. "The Second Amendment Foundation and ANJRPC are prepared to take this case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where SAF has already won a landmark case...
  • New Jersey Legislation to Repeal Gun Rationing Introduced

    01/14/2012 8:22:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 January, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    renton, NJ --( Last Tuesday, the first day of the 215th session of the New Jersey Legislature, Assembly Bill 857 was introduced. Introduced by Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose (R-24), A 857 would repeal New Jersey’s law which allows residents to purchase only one handgun per month. Current law states, “A dealer shall not knowingly deliver more than one handgun to any person within any 30-day period.” Supporters of gun rationing claim that this law is needed to prevent criminals from buying large quantities of handguns for illegal resale. The following are three reasons why gun rationing should be repealed: 1....
  • SAF, ANJRPC Will Appeal New Jersey Right-to-carry Ruling

    01/14/2012 5:58:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies · 1+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | 13 January, 2012 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 13, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Second Amendment Foundation and Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs will appeal a federal judge's ruling Friday that "the Second Amendment does not include a general right to carry handguns outside the home." Federal Judge William H. Walls, a Clinton appointee, dismissed a case filed by both organizations challenging New Jersey's handgun carry laws, which have all but eliminated the right to self-defense with a firearm outside the home. "The Second Amendment Foundation and ANJRPC are prepared to take this case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court,...
  • High school teacher faces sack over anti-gay Facebook comments

    01/13/2012 12:15:09 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-13-2012 | Daily Mail
    A New Jersey school teacher accused of writing anti-gay comments on Facebook is stirring a new pot on free speech rights versus her possible termination. Tenure charges were formally filed against high school English teacher Viki Knox, 50, last month after she was placed on leave in September for words her school board argues to be potentially harmful to their students. 'Why parade your unnatural immoral behaviors before the rest of us?' a Facebook user with her name wrote calling homosexuality 'a perverted spirit,' 'sin,' and which 'breeds like cancer,' according to
  • Ten States That Cannot Pay Their Bills

    01/11/2012 8:04:38 AM PST · by blam · 62 replies
    24/7 ^ | 1-11-2012 | Michael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale, Ashley C. Allen
    Ten States That Cannot Pay Their Bills Posted: January 11, 2012 at 6:59 amMichael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale, Ashley C. Allen 10. New Hampshire > 2011 budget shortfall as a % of general fund: 27.2% > 2011 budget shortfall: $365 million > 2012 projected budget shortfall: 18.4% (8th largest) > GDP change (2006 – 2010): +7.5% (11th smallest increase) > Median home value change (2006 – 2010): -4% (12th largest decline) New Hampshire is often considered to have weathered the recession better than most states. It has one of the strongest economies in the country in many respects. Its...
  • In 2012, We Should Finally Reform Depression-Era Workplace Rules

    01/10/2012 1:00:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 10, 2012 | Carrie Lukas
    “N.J. Gas Station Workers Cheated Out of Pay to Get $1M in Back Wages.” That was a headline in the New Jersey Star-Ledger. It's a classic tale of big, bad business trying to stick it to the little guy. And this time, the little guy prevailed with help of crack law enforcement. But is that really the story? Maybe. But maybe not. What we know is that in 2011 the Department of Labor found that scores of gas station owners in the Garden State (where self-service is outlawed to protect gas station attendant jobs) failed to comply properly with the...
  • Farmers Sue (Democrat) Jon Corzine Over Missing Millions (Obama supporter and campaign financier)

    01/10/2012 4:26:11 AM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies · 2+ views
    abc ^ | 1/9/2012 | CINDY GALLI
    Montana farmers have filed a class action suit against former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, charging that the failed financial firm run by Corzine stole millions from their accounts to pay off its spiraling debts, and that Corzine's "single-minded obsession" with making MF Global a big player on Wall Street led to the firm's collapse. MF Global's clients included 38,000 wheat farmers, cattle ranchers and others who "hedged" their crop prices by placing millions in MF Global accounts. Those accounts were supposed to be "segregated and secure," according to the federal suit, meaning MF Global could not draw on those...
  • 40 Wall Street: John Corzine's Latest Office Space?

    01/09/2012 10:00:23 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/09/2012 | Tyler Durden
    While nearly three months after the MF Global bankruptcy nobody still has any idea where the billion + in commingled client money has gone, nor why Corzine is still out and about walking freely, the former CEO of both Goldman, MF Global and New Jersey is rumored to be looking for office space at 40 Wall. Reports the WSJ:
  • GOP Assembly Leader Dies in NJ Statehouse

    01/10/2012 12:07:53 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 13 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 1/10/12 | By Brian Thompson
    The Republican minority leader in New Jersey's Assembly, Alex DeCroce, died late Monday night as a lame duck session of the legislature was just ending. DeCroce, 75, had served in the Assembly for 22 years, representing a large part of Morris County, and had led the Republican minority for the past eight years. "It was awful," said fellow legislator Jon Bramnick (R-Union) in describing the scene at the statehouse. Bramnick, who serves as conference leader for the Assembly Republicans, told NBC New York that DeCroce had described a pain in his left arm about an hour earlier and said he...
  • Sen. Menendez blocking BHO federal judge's appointment to powerful court of appeals

    01/06/2012 2:32:34 PM PST · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | January 6, 2012 | By Ted Sherman
    A federal magistrate judge nominated to the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals is being blocked by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), in a little-known use of senatorial courtesy that could kill the appointment. The move, which has effectively derailed the nomination of U.S. Magistrate Patty Shwartz to the Third Circuit, marks the first time a judicial appointee of President Obama has been held up by a senator from his own party.
  • In Act of Defiance, Democrat Stalls Obama Choice for Court

    01/06/2012 6:23:47 AM PST · by Happy Valley Dude · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/5/2012 | KATE ZERNIKE
    When a Democratic president nominates a federal judge from a state with two Democratic senators — and the Senate itself is controlled by Democrats — a speedy confirmation hearing typically follows. But in an unusual case of intraparty defiance, Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey is holding up President Obama’s nomination of a judge to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the only time a Democrat has tried to block one of Mr. Obama’s judicial nominees. Mr. Menendez would not comment. But the nominee, Patty Shwartz, has been in a relationship for more than two decades...
  • NJ results overturned for assemblywoman-elect who did not live in legislative district for 1 year

    01/05/2012 6:03:03 PM PST · by SMGFan · 17 replies ^ | January 5, 2012 | By Matt Friedman
    TRENTON — In a surprise decision today, a state Superior Court judge tossed out the election of Assemblywoman-Elect Gabriela Mosquera and vacated her seat because she did not live in her legislative district for one year before her election, as required by the state constitution. “Because Respondent Gabriela M. Mosquera had not been a resident for one year before her election of the district for which she has been elected to the General Assembly… she was not eligible for that office at the time of the election,” Judge George Leone wrote in his ruling, which was issued tonight. Nevertheless, Leone...
  • Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) Condemns Unconstitutional Recess Appointment of Cordray

    01/04/2012 1:37:53 PM PST · by dead · 16 replies
    WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Chairman of the Congressional Constitution Caucus, issued the following statement today condemning the unconstitutional recess appointment by President Obama of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): “President Obama is abdicating his oath and duty to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States by making an unconstitutional recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the newly created CFPB. If it weren’t for his track record of trampling the Constitution to suit his political needs, I would say this announcement came as a surprise. Unfortunately, this is...
  • Hoboken cop fired for angry airport incident after SWAT scandal to continue fighting for job

    01/03/2012 12:27:27 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 19 replies ^ | 3 Jan 2012 | Summer Dawn Hortillosa
    The former Hoboken police lieutenant who was fired after 2007's Hoboken SWAT team scandal and an angry airport incident is continuing the fight to get his job back. Angelo Andriani will appear before an Office of Administrative Law judge several more times within the next few months. Andriani was fired after he carried a badge during his suspension for two trips to Louisiana when he was photographed pretending to be a Ku Klux Klan member, posing with bare-breasted women at Mardi Gras, letting Hooters girls hold his weapons and more.
  • NJ2AS Operation Establish Compliance Records First Victory for NJ Gun Owners

    01/02/2012 6:53:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 January, 2012 | NJ2AS
    Manahawkin, New Jersey --( The New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) has recorded its first substantial victory in Operation Establish Compliance with the reversal of Egg Harbor Township’s policy of requiring the signing of an unlimited release of information and liability waiver as a condition of processing firearms permit applications. Operation Establish Compliance is the ongoing effort to force Municipal Police Departments to issue firearms permits in accordance with the law. NJ2AS was only days away from filing a lawsuit challenging the additional form when Drew Parker, who serves on the Egg Harbor Township Zoning Board and is a member...
  • 2 doctors accused of performing late-term abortions in Md. arrested, charged with murder

    12/30/2011 12:07:28 PM PST · by iowamark · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, December 30, 2011 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Two out-of-state doctors who traveled to Maryland to perform late-term abortions have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of murder under the state’s viable fetus law, authorities said. Dr. Steven Brigham, of Voorhees, N.J., was taken into custody Wednesday night and is being held in the Camden County jail, according to police in Elkton, Md. Authorities also arrested Dr. Nicola Riley in Salt Lake City and she is in jail in Utah. Each is awaiting an extradition hearing. The two doctors were indicted by a grand jury after a 16-month investigation, police said. The investigation began in...
  • Two Maryland abortion doctors face murder charges

    12/30/2011 3:05:34 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/30/11 | CNN Staff
    Two Maryland doctors face murder charges related to abortions performed on late-term fetuses that were viable, authorities said Friday. Steven Brigham and Nicola Riley are in jails in New Jersey and Utah, respectively, awaiting extradition hearings to bring them back to Maryland, police in Elkton, Maryland, said in a news release. The two face identical charges -- five counts each of first-degree murder, five of second-degree murder and one of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. < snip > The investigation began August 13, 2010, when Riley brought a woman into an Elkton hospital due to a "complication resulting from a...
  • In futile car search for drugs, Pompton Lakes police inflict $12K worth of damage (Asset Forfieture)

    12/29/2011 8:06:49 PM PST · by bamahead · 42 replies ^ | December 29, 2011 | James Queally
    When Pompton Lakes police seized Darren Richardson’s car on a rainy September afternoon, they told him it was headed for an impound lot. When they returned it three weeks later, he says, the 2004 BMW belonged in a junk yard. The instrument cluster and leather dashboard were gone. The caramel-colored seats were torn up. The gear shift was ripped out and stray wires hung limp everywhere. Geico, Richardson’s insurance company estimated the damage at $12,636.42 — more than he paid for the car — and declared the vehicle a "total loss." According to police reports, the damage to the black...
  • Thune: What Corzine Won't Tell Us, the FBI, CFTC Will Tell Us

    12/27/2011 3:04:00 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12-27-11 | Neil W. McCabe
    In an exclusive Human Events interview, the senior Republican on the Senate’s Agriculture Committee's Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation subcommittee discusses his take on the MF Global bankruptcy scandal. “I have heard from several South Dakotans who were affected by the apparent fraud that occurred in the final days of MF Global before its collapse,” said Sen. John R. Thune (R-S.D.), who worked in the Small Business Administration​ under President Ronald W. Reagan. [Video of Thune's December 13 questioning Corzine is at the bottom of the article.] The firm’s Halloween bankruptcy was followed by the November 4 resignation...
  • Woman being driven home after minor accident is killed in second accident (Illegal Alien)

    12/27/2011 11:23:52 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 14 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | Sunday, December 18, 2011 | Dan Goldberg
    A Toms River woman, who was on her way home with her husband after a minor car accident, was killed when their pickup truck was hit head-on by a van, which police say was driven by a drunk driver. Ed McCarthy, 74, was driving his wife Jean, 71, west on Route 70 when they were hit by a van making a left turn onto Massachusetts Avenue from Route 70 East, according to Police Chief Michael Mastronardy. Abel Hernandez, 28, of Lake wood, allegedly fled the scene and was apprehended within the hour, Mastronardy said. Hernandez is charged with being an...
  • Report: Questions raised about judicial nomination for Schumer's brother-in-law

    12/26/2011 11:01:07 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Report: Questions raised about judicial nomination for Schumer's brother-in-law By Jonathan Easley - 12/26/11 12:28 PM ET The White House's nomination of Kevin McNulty for a federal judgeship did not garner much attention, but now some anonymous voices are griping about McNulty's connection to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). McNulty is married to Schumer’s sister, Fran, although the White House's announcement of his nomination for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey on December 16 did not say so. A New York Post report suggests that McNulty was chosen because of his relationship to Schumer, saying he...
  • Schumer bro-in-law judge nod stuns NJ

    12/26/2011 5:28:51 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/26/11 | JOSH MARGOLIN
    Sen. Charles Schumer’s brother-in-law was quietly nominated this month to a federal judgeship in New Jersey — a move that has some in the Garden State crying political foul, The Post has learned. Kevin McNulty, who is married to Schumer’s sister, Fran, was named to the US District Court by the White House late on Friday, Dec. 16. According to a boilerplate quote, President Obama believes McNulty is a “distinguished individual” who “will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”
  • Redistricting leaves Rothman in GOP-leaning district; new map a loss for Democrats

    12/24/2011 3:58:12 AM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies ^ | December 24, 2011 | By Matt Friedman/Statehouse Bureau
    TRENTON — U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman is the odd man out. A panel approved the reconfiguration of New Jersey’s congressional districts Friday — reducing the number from 13 to 12 — and Rothman, a Democrat representing the 9th District, was left staring at his potential demise. After a week of wrangling between six-member teams of Republicans and Democrats culminated with a tie-breaking vote, Rothman, a 15-year congressional veteran from Bergen County, was drawn into a district that favors a Republican incumbent. Rothman’s hometown of Fair Lawn ended up in the 5th District, represented by Scott Garrett, after Republicans persuaded John...
  • NJ School Reverses 'Silent Night' Ban

    12/14/2004 8:05:24 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 26 replies · 1,020+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Dec 14, 2004 | Limbacher
    A New Jersey talk radio host has succeeded in forcing the Egg Harbor Township board of education to reverse its ban on the Christmas classic "Silent Night," which had been dropped from the school district's holiday program based a single parental complaint. Last night's 7-0 vote by the panel means that "Silent Night" can now be included in this week's Holiday Singalong at the E.H. Slaybaugh Elementary School, where the controversy first erupted. The complaining parent, an attorney who has not been publicly identified, asked that the holiday carol be dropped from the program, even though songs about other religious...
  • GOP wins N.J. congressional redistricting battle

    TRENTON — Eight months after losing one redistricting contest, Republicans have prevailed in another that will put U.S. Reps. Scott Garrett (R-5th Dist.) and Steve Rothman (D-9th Dist.) in one North Jersey district, to Garrett’s partisan advantage. Congressional redistricting tiebreaker John Farmer, Jr. this morning informed Republican and Democrat redistricting commissioners by phone that he will cast his vote with the Republicans’ proposal when they meet at the Statehouse at 10 a.m, according to one Democrat and one Republican source with knowledge of the commission's inner-workings.
  • Chris Christie opens door to VP job

    12/22/2011 5:10:27 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-12-22 | M.J. Lee
    Chris Christie says that while he and Mitt Romney have never discussed a potential vice presidential role for the New Jersey governor, it would still be “presumptuous” for him to turn his back on the possibility. In an interview with Fox News that aired on Thursday, Christie said the topic of being Romney’s 2012 running mate has “never come up.” “I don’t think you talk about that stuff. I think if you’re the nominee you’re afraid to talk about that stuff because you don’t want to jinx yourself,” he said. “I don’t think [Romney] wants to be presumptuous enough to...
  • Santa Claus Sacked At Hoboken, N.J. Elementary School Jewish Parent Objects,

    12/21/2011 4:20:42 PM PST · by Coleus · 55 replies
    cbs ^ | 12.20.11
    <p>Santa Claus has been “suspended” at one New Jersey school, after some parents complained it was religious discrimination.  Picture day with Santa is a long-standing tradition at Calabro Elementary School.  But this year, one parent, who is Jewish, pointed out other traditions weren’t being represented, reports CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown.</p>
  • Atheists Continue War on Christmas

    12/20/2011 5:45:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 12.13.11 | Raven Clabough
    For a number of Americans, the Christmas season is a time for joy and love, but for others, it’s an opportunity to stage a war against Christianity. The latest battle entails a blasphemous nativity scene from a group of atheists, which they have defended as a response to counteract the Christian “War on the Constitution.”  Wisconsin is once again at the center of a major dispute, this time because Governor Scott Walker made the mistake of referring to the “holiday” spruce as a “Christmas tree.” That prompted the Freedom from Religion Foundation to call Walker “a Teabagger governor wearing religion...
  • In Pitman (NJ), controversial Christmas banner polarizes Gloucester County borough

    12/20/2011 5:37:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies
    star ledger ^ | 12.16.11
    The big black letters on the water tower that looms over this small South Jersey town announce “Everybody likes Pitman.” Except that someone doesn’t. Or so say many of the borough’s residents. Located just 17 miles southeast of Philadelphia, the Gloucester County town has the rural feel of fictional Bedford Falls in “It’s a Wonderful Life” — the kind of town where the barber shop is called just that in a window sign and has a working barber pole spinning out front. There is no snow on the ground, but wreaths encircle lamp posts like halos, the marquee in front...
  • N.J. gay couple fight for custody of twin 5-year-old girls

    12/20/2011 5:12:46 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    star ledger ^ | Tuesday, December 20, 2011 | Ted Sherman
    It was not the typical custody case.  On one side of the parental tug-of-war over the 5-year-old twin girls at the center of the long-fought court battle were Donald Robinson Hollingsworth and Sean Hollingsworth — a gay couple who married in California and live in Jersey City.  On the other was Angelia Robinson, Donald Hollingsworth’s sister, who agreed to serve as a surrogate, ultimately giving birth to the girls through a donor embryo fertilized by Sean Hollingsworth.At issue for the judge in a case of complicated and strained family relationships, and a contractual agreement with the mother that ended in...
  • Video: Homeless man beaten in Wall by two laughing N.J. youths

    12/20/2011 5:07:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 29 replies · 1+ views
    star ledger ^ | 12.19.11 | AP
    A young man strides purposefully into the woods as a cameraman asks what he's about to do. "About to go beat up this bum," the man in the video says. And that's exactly what he does, punching and kicking a homeless man in the face, bloodying his nose, before wishing him a Merry Christmas. The videotaped assault has led to criminal charges against a 20-year-old New Jersey man and a 17-year-old boy accused of filming the assault while egging the attacker on. "Just dive on him! Dive on him!" the cameraman says on the video as the assailant approaches a...
  • Chris Christie Calls Out Mika: 'You're Diving Deeply Into The Obama Tank'

    12/20/2011 6:12:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Welcoming Chris Christie onto the set of Morning Joe today, Joe Scarborough warned Mika Brzezinski that the New Jersey governor "has come to straighten you out." Christie was good to Scarborough's word, bluntly telling Mika, among other things, that "you're diving deeply into the Obama tank." View the video here.
  • Cable guy finds sleeping bear in NJ basement

    12/15/2011 10:35:16 PM PST · by Enchante · 19 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/15/2011 | AP Staff
    HOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) — A cable TV repairman got quite a surprise when he walked into the basement of a New Jersey home. There was a 500-pound bear sound asleep on the floor.
  • Armed Services Panel Dem: Repeal Bestiality Ban, It's Not ‘Relevant To One’s Conduct [...]

    12/15/2011 9:31:15 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 30 replies ^ | 12/14/2011 | Christopher Goins
    Rep. Rob Andrews (D-N.J.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, told that he supports repealing the military's ban against sodomy and bestiality because, while he does not condone these practices, he does not think whether someone engages in these behaviors is "relevant to one's conduct as a military officer or an enlisted person." On Capitol Hill on Tuesday, asked Andrews: "Did you know that the Senate Version of the Defense Authorization Bill, it includes a provision which repeals Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice--that's the law against sodomy and bestiality--a provision not in...
  • Reagan’s Union Busting in PATCO Strike Reverberates Today

    12/14/2011 4:39:33 PM PST · by mdittmar · 9 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | Dec 14, 2011 | Mike Hall
    Jim Morin was a former Air Force air traffic controller when he joined the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1977 and was assigned to one of the busiest airports in the nation, New York’s LaGuardia, where he became secretary-treasurer of the PATCO local.But even as air traffic was growing and the air traffic control system was working at near capacity, the FAA was cutting staffing numbers and forcing controllers to work longer hours, especially in the spring and summer when thunderstorms would back planes up across the country. We’d get hammered. So many planes and so few places to put them....
  • Exclusive: Regulators know where MF Global funds went (George Soros sweating bullets?)

    12/14/2011 5:47:41 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/14/11 | Christopher Doering
    Regulators now have a more complete picture of money transfers in the final days of bankrupt brokerage MF Global, but must sort out which transactions were legitimate before more money can be released to customers, a top official told Reuters on Wednesday. Jill Sommers, who is heading the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's review of MF Global, said regulators "are far enough along the trail" that they know where the money went. "Now it's just finding out which ones of those transactions are legitimate and which ones of them are illegitimate," Sommers said.
  • Joe Scarborough's Softball Take on Jon Corzine: ' We Like Him' (But Ho Joe sure hates Newt)

    12/14/2011 4:01:04 PM PST · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 12/14/2011 | By Grant Dahl
    In a softball interview with Sen. Debbie Stabenow on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough on Tuesday asked the Michigan Democrat if it was difficult for her to grill a friend and colleague, the former New Jersey Senator Jon Corzine, on the MF Global scandal. At one point, Scarborough enthused, "Senator Corzine. I like him a lot. We like him." Co-host Mika Brzezinski started out the interview by asking Stabenow on how they would be taking on the MF Global investigation. The Michigan senator essentially rattled off the hearing's witness list. Scarborough then interrupted, not to press Stabenow about what...
  • Woman Denies Causing Penis Injection Death

    12/13/2011 9:42:47 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 38 replies
    AP - Fox ^ | Dec. 13, 2011 | Anonymous
    Authorities say a New Jersey man who died after having his penis injected with silicone was trying to get it enlarged. The woman police say gave the injection, resulting in his death, has been charged with manslaughter. She made her first court appearance Tuesday. The Essex County prosecutor's office says 34-year-old Kasia Rivera gave 22-year-old Justin Street the injection in May. She has pleaded not guilty but remains in jail on $75,000 bail. Street died the day after his injection. His death was ruled a homicide following an investigation and a medical examiner's determination he died of a silicone embolism....
  • N.J. GOP Greets Romney in Parsippany (Kid awestruck by Romney -BARF!)

    12/13/2011 8:04:54 AM PST · by Individual Rights in NJ · 11 replies
    HIllsborough Patch ^ | 12/12/2011 | Natalie Davis
    That seemed to be the general sentiment among attendees, though some, like New York Jets center Nick Mangold, said they came to listen and learn. "I'm just checking things out. I got an invitation to come and thought it would be a neat experience to come and hear what he has to say," Mangold said. "It's great to be in Parsippany and to meet the fans." State Sen. Thomas H. Kean Jr. (R-21) described the opportunity to meet Romney as "extraordinary." "A lot of people are very excited about Mitt Romney becoming president of the United States. He's a person...
  • Corzine's testimony is 'height of disbelief,' says Congressman

    12/09/2011 12:08:17 PM PST · by Miami Vice · 56 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 12-9-11 | MIchael P. Tremoglie
    Jon Corzine, the former CEO of the bankrupt brokerage firm MF Global, has testified before Congress about his role in the company losing nearly a billion dollars. His responses were tentative, claiming ignorance of events. This prompted committee member, Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., to remark that it was the "height of disbelief" for Corzine ....
  • Jon Corzine to tell House panel he doesn’t know where customers’ money went

    12/08/2011 5:54:33 AM PST · by crosshairs · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/8/11 | David S. Hilzenrath
    Jon S. Corzine, the former U.S. senator and New Jersey governor who presided over the collapse of the commodities brokerage MF Global, says he cannot explain what happened to “many hundreds of millions of dollars” that the firm was holding for customers. In testimony prepared for delivery to Congress on Thursday, Corzine says he was “stunned” to learn shortly before the firm sought bankruptcy protection at the end of October that MF Global could not account for the money. “I simply do not know where the money is, or why the accounts have not been reconciled to date,” the former...
  • Corzine: 'I don't know where the money is'

    12/08/2011 6:08:41 AM PST · by maggief · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | December 8, 2011
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Jon Corzine, the former chief executive officer of the bankrupt broker MF Global, apologized for his firm's failure Thursday and told a House committee that he doesn't know where the missing money went. "I simply do not know where the money is, or why the accounts have not been reconciled to date," said Corzine, in prepared testimony to the House Agriculture Committee on Thursday. He also apologized "to all those affected." "My sadness, of course, pales in comparison to the losses and hardships that customers, employees and investors suffered as a result of MF Global's bankruptcy,"...
  • Christie unveils final draft of energy master plan

    12/06/2011 3:04:07 PM PST · by dead · 9 replies
    NJ Biz ^ | December 06. 2011 4:16PM | Jared Kaltwasser
    The final draft of Gov. Chris Christie’s energy master plan is out, and it includes a provision to stabilize the market for a key solar incentive program. The plan, which requires legislative approval, serves as the outline for the state’s energy policy, including the state’s strategy for renewable and clean energy. The final plan follows the release of a draft version in June. Since then, the Board of Public Utilities has held three stakeholder meetings and received comments from 300 companies, associations and individuals, the administration said. “The final adopted energy master plan demonstrates the administration’s firm commitment to change...
  • Gun Lawyer EVAN NAPPEN to Address NJ Gun Owners at Free Public Meeting

    12/03/2011 7:16:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 December, 2011 | NJ2AS
    New Jersey --( A friendly reminder about your event registration: American Legion Post 129 – 2025 Church Road – Toms River, NJ 840 Piney Hollow Road Winslow, NJ Date: 03 Dec 2011 7:00 PM EST You all know Evan Nappen as the Attorney who wrote the book on New Jersey Gun Laws. NJ Firearms owners have been relying upon the information in Evan’s book since the first edition. Gun Lawyer Evan Nappen Gun Lawyer Evan Nappen Evan will be talking about his book as well as current issues of concern to NJ Firearms owners. Most importantly, he has agreed to...
  • Jewish Stores Targeted in New Jersey

    12/02/2011 6:22:51 AM PST · by pabianice · 23 replies
    The central New Jersey community of Highland Park was targeted Tuesday night in a series of anti-Semitic attacks on at least five Jewish-owned establishments.smashed Vandals hurled bricks through the plate glass windows of a kosher restaurant, a kosher pizza shop, two Judaica stores, and a Jewish-owned hardware store. At least three other Jewish-owned establishments in nearby New Brunswick were also similarly attacked, including the Rutgers Chabad House, the Rutgers Hillel and an Israeli-owned falafel eatery. The destruction took place on the anniversary of the 1947 United Nations Partition Vote to create the Jewish State in Palestine. A report published by...
  • N.J. court validates bear management policy

    12/01/2011 8:35:16 PM PST · by Miami Vice · 3 replies
    LegalNews Line ^ | 12-1-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Animal rights groups suffered a setback as the Appellate Division of the New Jersey state Superior Court....
  • Arrest Made in Highland Park 'Kristallnacht' [New Jersey]

    12/01/2011 4:24:25 PM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12-1-11
    A New Jersey man in his mid to late 50s has been arrested in connection with the smashing of windows in Highland Park Tuesday night. Richard Green of New Brunswick was charged with five counts of criminal mischief, with a maximum penalty of up to 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. However, if officials file hate crime charges against him, he could face at least 10 years in prison. In a statement, police said that the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office was notified of the circumstances of the incidents, and they will decide on whether to...
  • Chris Christie steps up as Mitt Romney attack dog

    12/01/2011 12:23:30 PM PST · by maggief · 47 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 1, 2011 | Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
    As Mitt Romney increasingly mixes it up with his primary rivals, he's unleashing Chris Christie to help take on the competition. The New Jersey governor was on the campaign trail for Romney in Florida on Thursday, and had some choice words for his new chief antagonist in the GOP race, Newt Gingrich. "Speaker Gingrich has never run anything," Christie said when asked to compare the two candidates, according to, a Scripps Media project. "He's been a legislator. I have to tell you – I don’t think being a legislator is the best calling card." "Look at the guy we...
  • Flying squirrel invades New Jersey emergency room

    11/30/2011 11:12:06 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 11/30/11 | AP
    RAHWAY, N.J. -- Firefighters were needed stat after a flying squirrel went nuts in a New Jersey hospital's emergency room. The squirrel kept launching itself from an 8-foot-high wall-mounted lamp into a glass wall after becoming trapped in a trauma room at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rahway Tuesday night.