One reason why we are leaving New Jersey

Re: One reason why we are leaving New Jersey

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri May 27, 2011 1:00 pm

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:Funny how so many in PA drive into NJ to make a living. They either didn't leave it behind wen they moved to PA or it grew up in them in PA. As I drive to work an any hour, the a whole drivers usually have PA plates on their car. Moral: it can happen anywhere. Where there's more people the frequency of it hitting you on the head is in your favor. That would be NJ or anyplace in the NE.

When ever i have the occasion to take a driving trip west of the Mississippi, I always note that on my return east the density of buffoonish drivers increases about 50 miles into Ohio. It gets worse the further I drive east. People stop waiving their hand in a friendly hello at intersections and start using other gestures that are now more universal than when I grew up. Somehow I don't think they're pointing at the sky :)

People can trash talk any place down the tubes. All parts of NJ aren't like that just like all part of other states aren't always a slice of heaven. I've found a slice and it's in NJ, thank you. I live and work here. And by the way, people around here are nasty, the water tastes awful, the air stinks and you can't open carry off your property. Shhhh, stay away ;)


I thiink Warren and Sussex Counties are nice, pretty places. I grew up in a very rural area of Tennessee, but; in the many chapters of my life I have lived all over the US. The two worst places I have ever lived by far is Chicago, where I lived for 7 brutal years. It is a horrible place unless you like to drink. In fact you have to drink to be able to stand it there. The other place is Trenton, NJ after I left Chicago I lived there for 9 months, until I could afford to get the heck out of there. That's when I came to PA and I like Pennsylvania very much. I have learned that I do not like big cities no matter where they are and the New York City Metro area is NO exception to that rule.
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Re: One reason why we are leaving New Jersey

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Fri May 27, 2011 1:55 pm

Coalfire wrote:
lsayre wrote:. In retrospect I probably should have done this without getting the permit, but fear of repercussions from the neighbors (that and the township administration building and police station being not more than a stones throw from our house) led me down the path of legality.


Sometimes it is easier to ask forgiveness than permission ;)

Eric


But much more expensive to ask forgiveness after, especially if the action is the results of a complaint. I've seen it too many times with the cost in dollars, peace of mind lost to battling the neighbors. Talk about hens pecking the crap out of each other in a hen house :roll:
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Re: One reason why we are leaving New Jersey

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Fri May 27, 2011 2:30 pm

wsherrick wrote:I thiink Warren and Sussex Counties are nice, pretty places. I grew up in a very rural area of Tennessee, but; in the many chapters of my life I have lived all over the US. The two worst places I have ever lived by far is Chicago, where I lived for 7 brutal years. It is a horrible place unless you like to drink. In fact you have to drink to be able to stand it there. The other place is Trenton, NJ after I left Chicago I lived there for 9 months, until I could afford to get the heck out of there. That's when I came to PA and I like Pennsylvania very much. I have learned that I do not like big cities no matter where they are and the New York City Metro area is NO exception to that rule.


Shhhh, people around here are nasty, the water tastes awful, the air stinks and you can't open carry off your property. Shhhh nobody listen to his kind words ;)

One of my favorite times of a springtime day is at the crack of dawn. I head out on the deck looking out into the woods wearing only my underwear, grab a seat and sip my coffee waiting to hear the crows of the neighbor's roosters sounding the start of another day from down in the hollow below. Soon after, the local Crows start up and then the tom turkeys that just have to compete with their noise. The sounds of peace and tranquility. Earlier at night it would be the sounds of the coyotes chortling in the hills. Harder to find this any were in the NE. Just like the smell of cows in the barnyard of a dairy farm - another memory because it doesn't pay to dairy anymore. No joking here - I really do miss it after working on and living across from a dairy farm totaling up to over half my lifetime. I miss the smell of cattle coming out of my hands when I work up a sweat - honestly. You don't have to leave here to find it but you have to hunt high and low for these conditions and be able to afford it.
    :secret:It's still here.
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Re: One reason why we are leaving New Jersey

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri May 27, 2011 7:20 pm

Many days I have to work out of Hoboken and take I 80 to get there.

I was in Carteret, East Rutherford, and Hoboken today.
People can trash talk any place down the tubes. All parts of NJ aren't like that just like all part of other states aren't always a slice of heaven. I've found a slice and it's in NJ, thank you. And by the way, people around here are nasty, the water tastes awful, the air stinks and you can't open carry off your property. Shhhh, stay away

Agreed! I drove up the Turnpike today from Carteret (Exit 12) to Route 3, I was thinking "This sure doesn't look like the part of Jersey I know and love!".
I head out on the deck looking out into the woods wearing only my underwear,

Uh...more info then I need to know, Dave... :D :D But I will confess...if I can't pee outside then my property is too small. :o :shock:
I think Warren and Sussex Counties are nice, pretty places.

Agreed. Only place I would live in New Jersey. I'm not a "city person".

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Re: One reason why we are leaving New Jersey

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Fri May 27, 2011 7:44 pm

I head out on the deck looking out into the woods wearing only my underwear,

Uh...more info then I need to know, Dave... :D But I will confess...if I can't pee outside then my property is too small. :o :shock:



I was phishing for a TMI! comeback :lol: Someone actually read the whole thing :lol:
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Re: One reason why we are leaving New Jersey

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri May 27, 2011 7:53 pm

Yep, I did. :?
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Re: One reason why we are leaving New Jersey

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat May 28, 2011 10:46 am

Dann757 wrote:I thought it was gonna be because nobody speaks English here anymore... or because you can't make a left hand turn.... or because nobody looks you in the eye,,,, or because everybody is rude... or because you have to make $250,000/yr. to be considered working class....or because of the fast-growing sanctuary cities.... or because the Parkway is like the chariot race from Ben Hur.... or because only multi-millionaires can afford a shore house anymore...or because it's no fun to hear foreigners yelling unknown languages in Home Depot as they discuss how to partition off one bedroom apartments into small villages... or because a little courtesy on the road is unheard of....or because it dawned on you that cars jumping out in front of you on the road with two inches to spare is not normal behavior... or because the population density is actually greater than that of India. ....

You just described (m)ASSachusetts! To a TEE! Who knew MA & NJ were related ... :lol:

VigIIPeaBurner wrote: ......... You don't have to leave here to find it but you have to hunt high and low for these conditions and be able to afford it.

....

Sounds like your location is exactly like mine. I have a slice of heaven surrounded by hell - but the hell is too far away for me to hear. 8-)
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Re: One reason why we are leaving New Jersey

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat May 28, 2011 7:10 pm

SMITTY wrote:
VigIIPeaBurner wrote: ......... You don't have to leave here to find it but you have to hunt high and low for these conditions and be able to afford it.

....

Sounds like your location is exactly like mine. I have a slice of heaven surrounded by hell - but the hell is too far away for me to hear. 8-)


... and like you, I vote to keep it that way :D
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Re: One reason why we are leaving New Jersey

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat May 28, 2011 7:14 pm

:verycool: :cheers:
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Re: One reason why we are leaving New Jersey

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat May 28, 2011 10:13 pm

... and like you, I vote to keep it that way :D


As do I.
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Re: One reason why we are leaving New Jersey

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun May 29, 2011 1:31 am

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:
I was phishing for a TMI! comeback :lol: Someone actually read the whole thing :lol:


Sorry, I never considered it TMI 'cause one of the primary requirements of our future retirement property is that we can sit on the porch or anywhere else on the property in our underware or less and shoot our guns. I just thought great minds think alike. :D Lisa
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Re: One reason why we are leaving New Jersey

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun May 29, 2011 1:55 am

lowfog01 wrote:
VigIIPeaBurner wrote:
I was phishing for a TMI! comeback :lol: Someone actually read the whole thing :lol:


Sorry, I never considered it TMI 'cause one of the primary requirements of our future retirement property is that we can sit on the porch or anywhere else on the property in our underware or less and shoot our guns. I just thought great minds think alike. :D Lisa


Lisa - thanks for the voice of agreement :) Unfortunately I can't safely shoot a powder gun off the deck. For safety sake I stick to air, painball and airsoft (fun at 300 rounds a minute!) The lay of the land is there are several properties below me. They can; one has two back stops in the hillside and the neighbor next to them along side & up the hill has at least one. In NJ none the less :)
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Re: One reason why we are leaving New Jersey

PostBy: cokehead On: Sun May 29, 2011 2:05 am

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:
I was phishing for a TMI! comeback.
Unit One at TMI is licensed by the NRC to operate until April 19, 2034. That will be roughly 60 years if it doesn't melt down first.
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Re: One reason why we are leaving New Jersey

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun May 29, 2011 3:54 am

cokehead wrote:
VigIIPeaBurner wrote:
I was phishing for a TMI! comeback.
Unit One at TMI is licensed by the NRC to operate until April 19, 2034. That will be roughly 60 years if it doesn't melt down first.


.... my moderator guidlines suggest that I should mark this as off topic ... :verycool:
    Owuhhhh ... tha-dump-dump (imitation of a drum roll) :P
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Re: One reason why we are leaving New Jersey

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun May 29, 2011 7:43 am

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:
Lisa - thanks for the voice of agreement :) Unfortunately I can't safely shoot a powder gun off the deck. For safety sake I stick to air, painball and airsoft (fun at 300 rounds a minute!) The lay of the land is there are several properties below me. They can; one has two back stops in the hillside and the neighbor next to them along side & up the hill has at least one. In NJ none the less :)


Wow, in New Jersey! What a concept! They really should make two states out of New Jersey as once you get outside of the NYC influence the entire atmosphere changes. When we were stationed in Bayonne, we lived in Hackettstown just to have some semblance of normality in our lives. We both come from the rural south and were in shock; northern Jersey just blew us away.

Given the space or not I'd have to question the sanity of shooting a powder gun off the deck in my underwear or less. It would seem to me a good way to earn a trip to the hospital. :( Don't them make a huge flash and produce sparks; I've never fired one or even been close to one that was being fired. I bet they could produce nasty burns if any residue landed on your skin. Your neighbors have exactly what I want just out my back door. The trick is going to be finding a flat spot in the lower Shenandoah Valley that will accommodate a rifle range. On the other hand we may not have to put in any back stops if the surrounding hills are steep enough. :) Have a great weekend! Lisa
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