Corruption In NJ! What a shocker!

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    Jul 24, 2009 5:57 PM GMT
    I mean does this really surprise anyone!

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32103250/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/

    I was born and raised in NJ and this doesn't shock me at all. In fact, my birth certificate is only good for lining a birdcage because the entrepreneurial deputry registar decide it would be a good idea to sell fraudulent birth certificates out of his office.
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    Jul 25, 2009 1:37 AM GMT
    one of the most corrupt states in the union in all legislative branches.

    yet still, i miss jersey sometimes!! icon_lol.gif
  • GQjock

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    Jul 25, 2009 11:06 AM GMT
    Youse don't know what you're talkin' about
    Ferged aboud it

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  • coolarmydude

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    Jul 25, 2009 11:08 AM GMT
    I wonder if this story will finally bring New Jersey over North Dakota as the most corrupt state per capita.
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    Jul 25, 2009 11:25 AM GMT
    New Jersey now beats Illinois.
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    Jul 25, 2009 11:39 AM GMT
    Black Market Kidneys? I wonder what a good kidney goes for?



    New Jersey ahead of Illinois in political corruption?



    Well crap, that's the one thing we had to hang onto.
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    Jul 25, 2009 1:19 PM GMT
    DODGY1974 saidBlack Market Kidneys? I wonder what a good kidney goes for?



    New Jersey ahead of Illinois in political corruption?



    Well crap, that's the one thing we had to hang onto.


    Gotta admit that in Jersey they go the extra mile when it comes to corruption.

    I think they were buying the kidneys for around 10K and selling them for over 100K. Who knew there was that kinda return in the kidney market, mush better return then anything on Wall Streeticon_lol.gif
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    Jul 25, 2009 1:34 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidI wonder if this story will finally bring New Jersey over North Dakota as the most corrupt state per capita.

    I was born & raised in New Jersey until age 20, and also lived 11 years in North Dakota. Jersey would lose its charm if it wasn't totally corrupt, but North Dakota? I can't recall any unusual examples of corruption there, per capita or not. What's to corrupt? There ain't nothing there!
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    Jul 25, 2009 1:53 PM GMT
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-12-10-corruptstates_N.htm


    We blogged about this statistic when it came out, but I couldn't find the RJ thread on it.
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    Jul 26, 2009 4:55 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidhttp://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-12-10-corruptstates_N.htm

    We blogged about this statistic when it came out, but I couldn't find the RJ thread on it.

    Thanks for that link! But it really doesn't give a lot of concrete examples of North Dakota corruption, except to say that they're good at "rooting it out."

    Having lived there for 11 years, I can promise you the people themselves are scrupulously honest. This is a place where you don't lock your car, or usually even your front door. In fact, many people leave their unlocked cars running outside with the key in the ignition when it's 20-below as they're out shopping.

    That pic in the link, BTW, is of the state capitol in Bismarck. A remarkable achievement for such a small state in population (640k), a treasure of simplified Federal Deco style from 1934 (a variant of art deco), with Senate & House chambers to die for. Marred a few years ago by the addition of an ugly Judicial Wing to the right.

    Below is another exterior view of the State Capitol, and an interior of the House Chamber. Following are links to 360 views of the House, the Senate, the Legislative Hall between the 2 chambers (which are on either side, the entrance foyer at the far end), and the State Supreme Court, respectively. Surprisingly sophisticated architecture for a little farm state. (HINT: the high-tilt views are wonderful)

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    http://www.realnd.com/capitolinterior7.htm

    http://www.realnd.com/capitolinterior11.htm

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    Jul 26, 2009 5:50 PM GMT
    Rabbis and Jewish leaders involved with black market shenanigans.....no way....that's a lie i tell ya a damn lie...(sarcastically written) you have to be bad to be in politics.....thats the rule.
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    Jul 26, 2009 6:04 PM GMT
    jprichva said

    Their corruption doesn't surprise me. But I'll bet they're surprised that they got caught.


    New York city next??? please let it be soo as im tired of Bloomberg and his lack of compassion for middle class people in this city.