I'm in Camden right now in class. Didn't feel a thing, but many Facebook friends did. Weird.
Felt it all the way in NJ. Was on the toilet and the bathroom started shaking like Randy Marsh took over
I didn't feel shit in Somerset county, but I saw a bunch of people saying they felt it all the way up in Jersey City? How does that work?
In Delaware. Vibrated my keester it did.
Didn't seem so bad.
But me ole Gaffer wanted to check the roof all the same
Earthquake near cape May?
I was in Cape May courthouse and a few minutes ago I felt everything shake. It isn’t windy outside, and we’re not sure what happened.
Magnitude 4.4 5.1 Earthquake near Dover at 4:47.
Edit - USGS upgraded to 5.1
Hit up in Bergen county as well.
They are probably also going the speed limit and maintaining a 50 - 60 ft distance between themselves and the driver in front of them. Will also speed up if you try and pass them in the right lane.
NY and PA driver in left two lanes pacing each other. Not using left to pass. Had to get into right lane to go around which is inherently unsafe.
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honestly, if njt wants an "easy" win, this would be a good first step. get the communications fucking right. make alerts go out when they should, not 20 minutes after a thing has happened. of course, knowing njt, they'll say it will take a whole communications system upgrade that will cost 10 million dollars and the contract will go to a company that is in the pocket of some politician in trenton.
Of course, since this is NJ Transit, the 7:29 was actually departing at 8:12 due to "signal problems". So the alert is just in time!
I sent them an email last week about my bus not showing up for 5 days straight. They told me they "respectfully ask if I could include a bus ID number and driver name."
HOW DO I GET A BUS ID NUMBER FOR A BUS THAT DOESNT COME?
of course, knowing njt, they'll say it will take a whole communications system upgrade that will cost 10 million 200 million dollars and the contract will go to a company that is in the pocket of some politician in trenton.
Has anyone from the South made fun of you for being from New Jersey? How did you respond?
A few years ago, I was in a hotel elevator in South Carolina. A family gets in and there’s some friendly chat and they asked me where I’m from. I said “New Jersey” and they proceeded to laugh… in my face. Now this family hit about every Southern cliché you can imagine. And they’re yucking it up – “Ha, ha, New Joisey! NEW JOISEY!” I was surprised to the point that I couldn’t say anything. The only thing I could mutter as they were walking out the elevator door was “um, we don’t say ‘New Jersey’ like that.”
I’ve had people from Virginia and Delaware give me shit too. I mean… Delaware? What do you say? I’m not really inclined to tell a family with kids to go fuck themselves, even after 5 minutes of “New Joisey!” The best family-friendly comeback I can think of is, “don’t feel bad for me, I’ve had your pizza.” Has this happened to you?
"My state pays your state's welfare."
I have the opposite. I was in the Atlanta airport recently. Saw there was a Jersey Mike's and I was really curious if they had pork roll. Well they didn't and I had to explain I was from Jersey and what pork roll is. Meanwhile there's the normal Point Pleasant mural behind me and the worker im talking to says "wow. Your from a place as beautiful as that (points at the mural). Every day I dream of just getting on one of these planes and going to Jersey"
He then kept asking me if I have been to point pleasant and I told him I live 2 minutes from it (howell). And he was jealous. Was saying how much he wants to come up here and live here and hopes he would see me here one day.
Was a very nice experience after a pretty shitty trip. I really hope that guy makes it up here.
“don’t feel bad for me, I’ve had your pizza.”
pfft, people from all across the country try to make fun of anyone who's from nj. and they do it by making us sound like stereotypical staten islanders in the process. who cares.
30% of Monmouth County males aged 16-30.
Edit: and of that 30%, 97% of them are volunteer firefighters or first aid that tuck their Darius Rucker tour shirts into their dad jeans from the one Sears left in NJ. Y’all know what I’m talking about.
Second edit: anecdotally these dudes are the W O R S T tippers and always want “first responder” discounts for them all all their annoying friends. I️ know some of you are reading this. Stop that shit.
Someone reported this post for being "rude, vulgar or offensive." LOL.
I was driving a pickup truck last year for a few months someone commented to me about it not being lifted in the HD parking lot... Who the fuck lifts a work truck why do you want to load things into a pickup bed that is neck high!?
People whose 'Work Truck' is an entirely unnecessary fashion accessory completely unrelated to their part time job at the gas station.
Phil Murphy has been elected as New Jersey's 56th governor
Fuck Chris Christie
I almost didn't bother voting, but then my brother-in-law posted to Facebook about how proud he was to vote for Guadagno so he didn't have sanctuary city blood on his hands and it was like.... fuck, I have to at least go cancel out his vote.
Better be seeing weed legalized within the first 100 days then.
EDIT: also u/Mike_BrownDeservedIt, how you like that you racist piece of shit.
Now we hold him to the highest standards we can, as someone who voted for him, I will be watching him closely and suggest you do the same.
Tomorrow is Election day for the Governor, Assemblymen, and local seats. Please go and vote. Polls open and 6 am and close at 8
Here are the two ballot questions we have https://ballotpedia.org/New_Jersey_2017_ballot_measures
Please do not spam your political beliefs as they will be removed I swear I will make graveyards on some of the threads :)
DO NOT POST WHO YOU ARE GOING TO VOTE FOR AND WHY THEY ARE BETTER THAN THE OTHER, FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN A 1 DAY BAN STARTING NOW
The trick is to vote the opposite party of the governor for every other position so the state can remain gridlocked forever.
I'm in HS so cant vote, but please vote yes for ballot question #1. The library is such a good resource for students. I go to my library almost every week, there's so many good programs there. I hope every student in NJ has that opportunity.
I go to my library almost every week
Vote yes on 2. Money the state wins in lawsuits against polluters would only be used to cleanup the mess th polluters made
I've been in New Jersey for 2 months, here are some observations from an Illinoisian...
Pork roll is amazing.
Jughandle may be the most idiotic and dangerous traffic control device I have ever seen put in to widespread use.
I love the trees, but miss being able to see the sunrises and sunsets.
Still on the fence about the full serve gas. I have a feeling I'll be a big fan of it when the weather turns cold thouvh.
Island Beach State Park is amazingly beautiful. I was wholly impressed with it.
Customer service is simply better here. Whether at Wal-Mart or the locally owned deli, people are nicer and more helpful than anywhere else I have been in the US.
It takes forever to get anywhere, with or without traffic, but there are always multiple viable alternate routes. This is pretty cool. In Illinois, if the main thoroughfare is blocked, you are screwed in most circumstances.
Your roads are awfully narrow, but it makes driving fun, so I don't mind that.
Your pizza, while not as good as Chicago's, is still pretty damned good.
I'll be here 2 years for work, and I think I'll be alright here.
You had me until the pizza.
Yeah SERIOUSLY. Sorry our superior normal pizza isn't an above ground swimming pool for rats.
Same. NJ/NYC pizza is undeniably the best. It's why you can go anywhere in the world and they'll be a pizza place touting that its slices are the most like New York's.
OP, check out some Jersey bagels next. You can't find anything remotely close anywhere else (speaking as someone living in Atlanta currently who hasn't had a proper bagel in years).
Jughandles are a necessity in high traffic areas. Left hand turns would be all light dependent and it would create further log jams on the main roads
If road construction didn't take months, or years in some areas, more people would be ok with construction and freshly paved roads
We need those Japanese road crews. All of NJ would be done in a week.
Hear ya, I've lived here for over a decade & the roads into Jersey City have constantly been under construction.
We can have that. But there is a small road block.
I'm loath to say this because I know how some will react. But "socialism" isn't a dirty word to the Japanese. Public works and public service aren't disdained like it is here.
The truth is when we valued these things and commit to them we'll have them again. The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 built 41,000 miles of highway in 10 years. That's 11.2 miles of highway completed and built every single day of the project. And obviously they didn't have all their ducks in a row on day 1 so the number is much higher than that.
We, as a nation or state, just lack the will to do it.
EDIT: I thought this was obvious. But clearly I need to explain myself better. I don't care about environmental surveys, corruption or whatever the fuck else thing you can list. That was never the point. Those are all 100% solvable problems. Sure they add costs. But if we, as the voters, really wanted it we'd elect people who'd find a way. But we don't. At least not badly except to whine about it. So until that changes we'll never have roads like the Japanese. They wanted it. Paid for it. And now they have it. They handled all the excuses posters have listed below. Some day maybe we'll feel like them. Then we'll have it too.