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JCMAN320
April 29th, 2007, 03:17 PM
While I was watchin JC1TV about the seminar held here in Jersey City about illgeal guns with mayors from around the country, it appears that after Healy introduced him Bloomberg said he has a special place in his heart for Jersey City and was here often because his mother was born and raised in Jersey City and went to Dickenson high-school.

Bloomy loves Jersey City cause his mother and family were from here!!!! :)

kz1000ps
April 29th, 2007, 04:35 PM
You are the biggest exhibitor of hometown boosterism I've ever seen, and that's not exactly a good thing.

Fabrizio
April 29th, 2007, 07:01 PM
I always thought the saying, "Your mother's from Jersey City!" was a grave insult.

212
April 29th, 2007, 10:28 PM
impeach ;)

JCMAN320
April 29th, 2007, 10:51 PM
LOL 212. Kz I was just having fun with it. I' am very proud of where I'm from. Also why do I always have to hear how NYC is the greatest city in the world and all that, but the minute I try and rep my town I get people on here rolling there eyes at me.

Very hypocritical.

Alonzo-ny
April 30th, 2007, 06:58 AM
Well its a New York website so its expected from us. Plus we discuss NY and not just say its great! it great!

ablarc
April 30th, 2007, 07:12 AM
It's easy to take when folks say New York, Paris or London is the greatest because it's closer to the truth.

ZippyTheChimp
April 30th, 2007, 07:25 AM
What you want, baby, I got it.

What you need, you know I got it.

All I'm asking is for a little respect, come on (Just a little bit)

Punzie
April 30th, 2007, 09:31 AM
JCman, there's something I don't understand. If I lived in Jersey City, I would be very proud of the Army Corps of Engineers at the Caven Point facility there.

Among many things, they recover dead whales from New York harbors and prepare the carcasses for necropsy. In the past 5 years, they have recovered at least 5 five whales, ranging in size from 50-60 feet.

On April 19, they retrieved and docked a 2-ton baby whale that had thrashed around Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal for 2 days before dying. I sent you a PM about this.

What I don't understand is why you wrote about Bloomberg's mother, but did not write about the great whale feats your branch of the Army Corps performs -- especially this last one.:confused:

Below is the PM I sent you.
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April 25th, 2007, 03:36 AM
Rapunzel (http://wirednewyork.com/forum/member.php?u=8869) http://wirednewyork.com/forum/images/statusicon/user_online.gif
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Queens-Nassau Border
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http://wirednewyork.com/forum/images/icons/icon1.gif Whale carcass hauled from Brooklyn to JERSEY CITY
Just to let you know that the baby female whale that thrashed around Brooklyn harbor for 2 days, and then died, was hauled to Jersey City. She was docked there and will get a necropsy.

The whale news starts with post #45 here:

http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showth...ighlight=whale (http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3871&page=2&highlight=whale)

The New Jersey part starts here:

http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showpo...0&postcount=49 (http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showpost.php?p=161890&postcount=49)

pianoman11686
April 30th, 2007, 02:33 PM
LOL 212. Kz I was just having fun with it. I' am very proud of where I'm from. Also why do I always have to hear how NYC is the greatest city in the world and all that, but the minute I try and rep my town I get people on here rolling there eyes at me.

Your member description is "JC Freedom Fighter." 'Nuff said.

Ninjahedge
April 30th, 2007, 02:59 PM
What you want, baby, I got it.

What you need, you know I got it.

All I'm asking is for a little respect, come on (Just a little bit)

/me tries to picture chimp doing Aretha........



Nope, can't do it....

OmegaNYC
April 30th, 2007, 05:18 PM
The hell with NYC and JC

The Greatest City in the World... Boise, Idaho:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6e/Boisetrees2.jpg/800px-Boisetrees2.jpg


(Yup..... just waiting to get flammed...)

Fabrizio
April 30th, 2007, 05:43 PM
Well, they DID have a swingin' downtown:

http://www.fallof55.com/

(scroll down and click on trailer)

krulltime
April 30th, 2007, 07:15 PM
Well, they DID have a swingin' downtown:

http://www.fallof55.com/

(scroll down and click on trailer)

oh that is really sad.

lofter1
April 30th, 2007, 07:24 PM
Back to the topic at hand ...

My mother is from Indiana :cool:

OmegaNYC
April 30th, 2007, 08:26 PM
^^^ my mom is from North Carolina. :eek:

JCMAN320
April 30th, 2007, 09:34 PM
Rapunzel you are correct about that I overlooked it I had been bakced logged with checkin my PM's and they do do a great job and they deserve a lot of credit.

With this topic I was just havign fun with it. I didn't expect to make a big deal. i was just having a little fun.

I will not however apologize for my hometown pride. To think that just the very large cities are great is an elitest attitude.

pianoman11686
April 30th, 2007, 11:03 PM
And to think that any city is great, as long as you're from it, is an egalitarian attitude. Which one's worse?

krulltime
April 30th, 2007, 11:16 PM
I will not however apologize for my hometown pride. To think that just the very large cities are great is an elitest attitude.

Just be glad that you got the 'large city' of New York as your neighbor as opposed to Philadelphia. ;) :cough: Camden :cough:

Alonzo-ny
April 30th, 2007, 11:53 PM
It's easy to take when folks say New York, Paris or London is the greatest because it's closer to the truth.


To think that just the very large cities are great is an elitest attitude.

No one said that, ablarc said it is closer to the truth because those cities actually are great, he said nothing about their size, thats irrelevant.

I understand you love your hometown but no matter how many times you say its great doesnt make it so. Name something GREAT it has done.

JCMAN320
May 1st, 2007, 01:25 AM
The way it has taken abandon rail yards and waterfront and made an entire new city with it; zoned liberty state park and worked with the state to create it. It has tremendous history with the underground railroad, american revolution, MLK got his docterate here at Saint Peter's College, Jackie Robinson played his first game in non segregated baseball here in Jersey City against the JC Giants, minor league team of them NY Giants, with the Montreal Royals, etc.... great culture, great place to live, great people etc.....

Remember your perception is your reality.

Also pianoman elitest is worst. I think Boston is a great city, so is San Francisco, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Baltimore. I'm very accepting and have been to those cities and enjoyed all my time there. I'm more open minded and accepting. Elitest is close minded, pompus and arrogant. I rather be accepting and learn about other cities and enjoy them for what they are and not pick them apart and try and compare it to NYC, London, Paris, Tokyo because there is only one of those big cities and the other ones can't compare, however just because a city is different and uniqure from NYC doesn't make it suck or bad, it just makes it different.

To me elitest attitudes are a sign of immaturity, arrogance, and insecurity with who you are because you refuse to accept anything that might be better or just as good as what you like.

This is my take with some NY'ers and not accepting other cities or by saying these cities are not "real" cities. I think NY'ers are insecure with their standing and can't stand when there is another city anywhere that might be garnering attention or business. You can't stand it, you can't stand any form of competition and complain about it. It's sad that soem NY'ers look down on other cities because they are different form NYC, you should want to learn about them and educate yourself and appreciate them and not look down on them or stick up your noses at them.

ZippyTheChimp
May 1st, 2007, 06:30 AM
You can't stand it.Considering this thread, it's so obvious who can't stand what.

lofter1
May 1st, 2007, 10:14 AM
"You can't stand it ... "

You've opened the door with that one ^^^

What brilliant American playwright beat you to it?

kliq6
May 1st, 2007, 10:33 AM
While I was watchin JC1TV about the seminar held here in Jersey City about illgeal guns with mayors from around the country, it appears that after Healy introduced him Bloomberg said he has a special place in his heart for Jersey City and was here often because his mother was born and raised in Jersey City and went to Dickenson high-school.

Bloomy loves Jersey City cause his mother and family were from here!!!! :)

now I see why he has done nothing to stop big firms from moving there!

lofter1
May 1st, 2007, 11:18 AM
Had he known the full set of facts, Freud would have told us that ^^^ :cool:

lofter1
May 1st, 2007, 11:23 AM
What brilliant American playwright beat you to it?

A HINT HERE (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showpost.php?p=162851&postcount=9) ...

Punzie
May 1st, 2007, 11:43 AM
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OmegaNYC
May 1st, 2007, 11:52 AM
Oh, God. You guys sound like a bunch of little boys, fighting over who got the biggest you know what. Look, there is nothing wrong with civic pride. Everyone should be proud of where they come from. Hell, my hometown is down on her knees, but I'm still proud to tell people I'm from Paterson. JCMan, I don't think every single NYer looks down on other cities, yeah some are guilty of doing that, but so do people from other large cities as well. There are plenty of people who live in Boston, San Fran, Indy, and B-More, and they look down on New York as well. It just the way life is. Alonzo, Pianoman, etc, c'mon. Let JCMan have his cake. If he's proud of the fact that Bloomy's mom is from Jersey City, thats him. It's the small things sometimes that makes one really love their city. Sam Patch jumped over the Falls and lived to tell the tale! That's one Paterson tib-bit that keeps me going. Jersey City has had some hard luck over the years, and many parts still suffer the the neglect. JC is making a comeback, and JCman is proud of it. There is Nothing wrong with that.

lofter1
May 1st, 2007, 12:06 PM
http://compuquicktips.com/images/happy_may_day_sm_nwm.gif

Too easy? Oh well. It was all just an excuse to take you here ...

"Liz & Dick In Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC9uiuHcZzE&NR=1)"

(gotta love the lack of limitations offered by "Anything Goes")

pianoman11686
May 1st, 2007, 12:13 PM
Remember your perception is your reality.

Also pianoman elitest is worst.

This sums it up for me. Your way of looking at things is just different than mine. I don't believe reality is what you see of it. If you're blind, it still exists. Nothing is changed. A tree is still a tree, even if you can't see it or know why it's a tree. You can't put everything on par with everything else just because you think it's "great."

Did I ever say it's wrong to have pride in where you're from? No. Did I ever say it's wrong to tell other people why you enjoy living where you live? No. But to carry on a crusade for (how many years have you been on WNY?) so long, with your only goal to "prove" to people how great your hometown is, makes it seem like you're out of touch with reality. You have to realize there are just certain things that can't be subjective. There are certain things that give cities like New York, Paris, and London a reputation that a Jersey City, or Durham, or any other unremarkable medium-sized city will never have.

JCMAN320
May 1st, 2007, 02:01 PM
I know certain things can't be subjective. I understand that, I know JC doesn't compare to NYC, but just because one is more proiminent than the other doesn't make it any less nicer.

I'am not doing a crusade lol I think it's funny you say that. I do think NYC is a great city but just because my city or any other city for that matter isn't that famous or medai driven doesn't make it any less nicer or cooler. That's all I'm saying.

kz1000ps
May 1st, 2007, 02:16 PM
To think that just the very large cities are great is an elitest attitude.

OK, sometimes a joke is made at the expense of Jersey or JC, but really, who here thinks that only the big cities are great? I've never seen anybody say "any city under 2 million in population sucks." I'm from Albany, love my hometown, and yet you don't see me defending it every time someone utters "f*** Albany" (almost always in reference to the political maneuverings going on, but still).


.... (needing) to "prove" to people how great your hometown is, makes it seem like you're out of touch with reality.

That gets to the essence of why I spoke up in the first place. I've been coming to this site for well over 3 years (was a lurker for a while) and you haven't changed much.. you're still out to PROVE to us all just how bucolic Jersey City is, and there's no need for it. JC isn't NYC, and because of that it will and always will be in its shadow, so expect some responses to reflect that once in a while. No need to defend/promote it at every turn.

JCMAN320
May 1st, 2007, 11:27 PM
This sums it up for me. Your way of looking at things is just different than mine. I don't believe reality is what you see of it. If you're blind, it still exists. Nothing is changed. A tree is still a tree, even if you can't see it or know why it's a tree. You can't put everything on par with everything else just because you think it's "great."

That's not what I mean. I mean what you percieve or believe is your reality. For example; if you walk through a dimly lit neighborhood and you might percieve it as dangerous, when the crime rate is extremely low. But because of it's apprerance you percieve it as dangerous.

That is what I mean by your perception is your reality, not about what you literally see.

pianoman11686
May 2nd, 2007, 01:02 AM
I think you took my post too literally. What I was trying to communicate was that reality is not subjective according to perception. It's unchanging.

Thanks for giving a perfect example of what I'm talking about - the dimly lit neighborhood. If we rely solely on perception, we suspect it might be dangerous. But if we identify the reality through fact-finding, e.g. actually observing the crime rates, actually walking through it and not being mugged, etc., then we confirm for ourselves that it's not dangerous.

The goal is to do away with the inherent subjectivity of our perception, which you illustrated so well, and learn what is the true reality. That's what I was saying.