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NJTPC Presents The New Founders ,Authors Joe Connor & Mike Duncan

NJTPC Presents The New Founders ,Authors Joe Connor & Mike Duncan
October 16, 2012 – (Tuesday)

6:30 pm (early start so we can all get home for the televised debate)


124 Essex Street, Rochelle Park, NJ – Harley Davidson Building (Go to the back, through the gate and up the stairs to the second floor meeting room)

Those who can, please bring snacks, cookies or brownies to share. Bring a friend!

Our special Guest speakers: Joe Connor (a NJTPC MEMBER, ACTIVIST AND WRITER) & Mike Duncan will be our guest speakers where they will talk about how they brought the father of our country back to life in modern day America in their new book:The New Founders

Six unsuspecting Americans are drawn together in Philadelphia and while touring Independence Hall, encounter a mysterious man dressed in colonial garb who is none other than the first president himself. What follows is a crash course in U.S. history and a whirlwind tour of our nation’s capital after which George Washington is reintroduced to today’s world. With his newfound friends at his side, Washington evokes the spirit of the founders and explains how the principles that built this great nation need to be applied today in order to save it. Dick Morris wrote the foreword. Jerome Corsi, Brian Darling, Joe Farah, Dave Bossie and Tim Sumner provided endorsements.

Joseph F. Connor is a husband, father of two, son and brother. He has testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Foreign Relations regarding President Clinton’s 1999 clemency grant to 16 terrorist members who claimed his father’s murder, the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2009 during Eric Holder’s confirmation hearing and introduced The Pardon Attorney Reform and Integrity Act to Congress in 2000.

Having commuted though the WTC on 9/11/01, Connor eye-witnessed the attacks from his nearby office, losing his cousin among others. Mr. Connor led the successful 2011 effort to deny parole to the terror leader who refused the Clintons’ 1999 clemency grant.Joe’s articles have been published in the New York Post, Human Events, Los Angeles Times, Newsmax, National Review Online and The Wall Street Journal. He currently contributes to (BigPeace) Mr. Connor has also appeared on several news shows including: Hannity & Colmes, Fox & Friends, The NBC Nightly News, Hardball, America Live as well as various local and nationally syndicated radio programs including Dennis Miller, Tom Marr, Mark Levin and Sean Hannity.

The New Founders is climbing the charts of Mike and Joe have will be signing and selling copies of the book at the meeting and have generously offered to donate 25% of the evening’s books sale proceeds to NJ Tea Party Coalition.

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N.J. pension fund gains 4.5 percent for quarter to $71.8 billion

N.J. pension fund gains 4.5 percent for quarter to $71.8 billion

New Jersey’s pension-fund assets grew an estimated 4.5 percent for the first quarter of the fiscal year, to $71.8 billion, according to a state investment council report.

Global-growth assets gained 6.1 percent, followed by income assets, which increased 3 percent. Risk mitigation was the worst-performing category, gaining 0.3 percent.

New Jersey’s fund managers said they expect higher returns when assets in the police and firefighters system, which lag behind the others, are added to the results.

The funds are managed by the state investment division, which oversees seven benefit pools for more than 780,000 current and future retirees.   (Young, Bloomberg)

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The Florida State Board of Education Passes Plan For Racially-Based Academic Goals


The Florida State Board of Education Passes Plan For Racially-Based Academic Goals

Bigot based standards

October 12, 2012 11:32 AM

Palm Beach, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) – The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race.

On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level. For math, the goals are 92 percent of Asian kids to be proficient, whites at 86 percent, Hispanics at 80 percent and blacks at 74 percent. It also measures by other groupings, such as poverty and disabilities, reported the Palm Beach Post.

The plan has infuriated many community activists in Palm Beach County and across the state.

Florida Passes Plan For Racially-Based Academic Goals

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Learning Services Home and School Association

Fall Social: “Meet and Greet” Coffee
Wednesday, October 17 from 9:30-­11:30 a.m.
135 Crest Road, Ridgewood

Enjoy pleasant conversation and share ideas with other parents in the Ridgewood Special Ed community. No rsvp necessary. For more information, contact Tricia Mueller at or 201-493-8722.

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The All-Time Biggest Student Debt Burdens On Record

The All-Time Biggest Student Debt Burdens On Record
October 10th 2012
by Lindsey Gay

With student loan debt now topping $1 trillion, it’s clear that student debt is huge, and getting even bigger every year. With some individual student debts topping $200,000, it’s easy to understand how we got to this point. Here, we’ll examine some of the schools with the highest student debt burdens on record, broken into categories to highlight the most expensive college in each particular type of education: medical, law, business, graduate, and undergraduate. Read on to explore some of the craziest student debt burdens in the U.S. and find out what makes them just so expensive.

Medical Schools

Becoming a doctor is hardly cheap, a fact that students at these super-indebted medical schools know firsthand.

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine: Students at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine are in more debt than any other medical school in the country with an average indebtedness of $229,132. Plus, it’s the only public school in the top 10 schools that graduate physicians with the most debt. But West Virginia offers something unique: it’s one of few schools to offer the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.

University of New England: The University of New England medical school is right on the heels of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with an average indebtedness of $213,088. The University of New England is home to Maine’s only medical school, the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Drexel University College of Medicine: Another medical school with incredibly high average indebtedness is Drexel University, at $205,863 per student. Drexel boasts the nation’s largest enrollment for a private medical school, and was the nation’s first medical school for women. The college of medicine also holds the distinction of being the first U.S. college of homeopathy.

Law Schools

Medical school is easily the most expensive kind of student debt you can get into, but law school isn’t far behind, with average indebtedness reaching more than $153,000 at some top schools.

California Western School of Law: Annual tuition and fees at the California Western School of Law adds up to $42,600, and students at this law school graduate with average indebtedness of $153,145. Commonly known as the private Cal Western, this is the oldest law school in San Diego. The high price of Cal Western might just be worth it: overall bar exam pass rates in California tend to be between 35% and 55%, but at Cal Western, 78% of first time takers pass. Plus, 82% of grads were employed nine months after graduation.

Thomas Jefferson School of Law: Following behind California Western School of Law by just over $100, Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s debt load is practically just as high at $153,006. But Thomas Jefferson students enjoy a similarly high bar pass rate as well, with 60% passing the test for the first time. And Thomas Jefferson Grads edge out Cal Western when it comes to employment: 86.4% of grads were employed within nine months.

American University (Washington): This private law school is an expensive degree, with the average graduate leaving with about $151,318 in debt. But as is the case with Cal Western and Thomas Jefferson, American University’s expensive price also delivers excellent results. An impressive 84% of first timers pass the bar after attending Washington College of Law.

Business School

A great business school degree can open up many doors, but first, these business schools have students opening their wallets with almost $100,000 in average indebtedness.

Duke University: Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business graduates leave school with an average of $96,805 in debt. But for many students, that debt is well worth it, with a history of top 10 rankings for its MBA programs. Fuqua is recognized for its intellectual capital, classroom experience, and exclusivity, and has graduated the likes of Apple CEO Tim Cook and Melinda Gates.

Dartmouth College: A degree from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business is ever so slightly more affordable than Fuqua, with an average indebtedness of $96,346. With this huge debt load comes a rich history, as Tuck is the oldest graduate school of business in the world, and the first institution to offer the MBA. And with the highest percentage of alumni donors of any business school in the world, it’s clear that Tuck graduates have been able to keep up with their heavy debt loads after graduation.

Yale University: Graduates of the Yale School of Management will typically graduate with an incredible sum of debt: $93,723. It’s a high figure to leave school with, but Yale graduates have the potential to wipe out their entire debt with their first post-grad annual salary: in Yale’s class of 2001, the mean base salary was $106,157, and the mean signing bonus was $29,276.

Grad Schools

Once you get past the super-expensive medical, law, and business schools, average total indebtedness gets a little less scary, with the most expensive grad school debt loads hovering around $50,000. But we’re certainly not saying it’s cheap!

Eastern Nazarene College: Most of the grad students at Eastern Nazarene College borrow to pay for school, 87% of them to be exact. And they’re borrowing quite a bit, with an average of $51,336 per student. With this debt load, Eastern Nazarene College graduates typically go on to do great things, with alumni including American Red Cross CEO Richard Schubert and YMCA CEO Neil Nicoll.

Ohio Northern University: Ohio Northern University has a similarly high rate of student borrowing, at 85% of students, who take on an average $48,886 in student debt. We’re willing to bet graduates think it’s worth it, though, with a number two ranking among Midwest colleges in U.S. News and World Report.

Holy Names University: At Holy Names University, borrowing is slightly lower at 79%, but not by much, and students still take on nearly $50,000 in debt with an average total indebtedness of $48,833. This private school delivers a good value for the money, though, with small class sizes and a student to faculty ratio of 17:1, with more than 90% of faculty holding the highest degree in their fields. Despite the high cost, Holy Names University has regularly been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “best value” university.


Expensive grad schools are one thing, but these undergrad schools regularly graduate students with debt loads of about $50,000.

La Sierra University: La Sierra University in California undergraduates often leave school with a debt load that rivals that of graduate level education at an average of $54,885. Students at this private college enjoy a strong social responsible education, with the school boasting multiple national and world titles in the Students in Free Enterprise competition.

Catawaba College: The bad news is that students at Catawba College often graduate with about $50,193 in debt, but the good news is that with a borrowing rate of just 59%, not as many students have to pay back so much after graduation. Another expensive private school, Catawba College is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and is often recognized in best colleges reviews, including a number 17 ranking in U.S. News and World Report‘s best baccalaureate colleges of the South and consistent recognition as one of the top 10 school theater programs in the nation.

Clark Atlanta University: Clark Atlanta University is one of the best historically black colleges and universities, with a debt load to match: students who graduate from this school typically owe $47,066 in student loans. And nearly all students suffer this fate, with a 94% borrowing rate at the school. But even with a high debt load, there’s no denying Clark Atlanta’s value, especially for students who plan to make research a major part of their career: Clark Atlanta is one of only four historically black colleges and universities to earn a Carnegie classification of “Research University – High Research Activity,” and the university receives annual research grants of more than $17 million.

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PUBLIC FORUMS : What would be an AMAZING Ridgewood Public Library?

Five years from now – What would be an AMAZING Ridgewood Public Library?

Your Public Library Today and Tomorrow

PUBLIC FORUMS : Thursday, Oct 18, 7-9 pm ,in the Library Auditorium

All Ridgewood Residents Invited ,How should the Ridgewood Library evolve?
Which services do you value most – & least?
Please come share your thoughts (and coffee) with a national library expert & your neighbors.


125 N. Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-670-5600, ext 122

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Christie casts doubt on jobless figures and methodology of reporting

Christie casts doubt on jobless figures and methodology of reporting

Gov. Chris Christie cast doubt on how jobless rate figures are derived.

During his Q&A portion of a town hall here today, he sounded skeptical about how the state’s jobless rate could climb while it still is adding more jobs.

He told about 750 people here that every month there are jobs-created figures that come directly from payroll reports, while the unemployment rate is derived from a poll of about 60,000 households in which questions are asked: Are you working, and are you looking for work.

Christie said that in order for the state’s jobless rate of 9.9 percent to be accurate even though it has added 20,000 jobs, they would have had to lose 603 jobs a day. “There is something screwy with the unemployment rate,’’ he said.  (Mooney,PolitickerNJ)


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Similar luring incidents reported in Oradell, Maywood and Hackensack

Similar luring incidents reported in Oradell, Maywood and Hackensack
October 12, 2012
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

HACKENSACK NJ, Hackensack police are investigating a luring incident on Friday morning that appeared similar to ones reported in both Oradell and Maywood.

Capt. Thomas Salcedo reported an 11-year-old boy walking to school about 7:30 a.m. was approached at the intersection of Union and Sussex streets by a man driving a Jeep Wrangler.

The man, was described as an older white man with stubby facial hair and wearing sunglasses, asked the boy whether he knew where Costco was located.

Salcedo said ,”when the boy said that he did not know, the man then asked the boy to get into the car, the boy refused and walked away, and the man then drove away.” Police report there was no physical contact.

Salcedo said that his department was in contact with officers in Oradell and Maywood, where similar incidents were reported in the last week.

Anyone with information on the Hackensack incident is asked to call 201-646-7777.

To our knowledge no incidents have been reported in Ridgewood .

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Ridgewood Garage ,Yard,Moving and Estate Sales – Updates

Great block yard sale on Pershing Ave and Eastern court in Ridgewood today

Big Garage Sale- A unique opportunity to quietly amass one of the largest collections of “STUFF” the free world has ever known!

Hey Folks,

You, your friends and family have a unique opportunity to quietly amass one of the largest collections of “STUFF” the free world has ever known! Yes, that’s right. For one day only, this Sunday, October 14th from 9a-5p, you are invited to peruse a pack-rat’s collection of some of the finest finds ever. Some of the highlights: end tables, chairs, oak workbench, granite slab, golf clubs, scale, air conditioners, golf travel bag, camping gear, hockey equipment, rugs, inflatable boat w paddles and PFD’s, life vest, bike wheels/jerseys/frame and fork, draperies, CD juke box, stereo, cabin tent, vacuum, wine chiller, electronic telescope, clothing, jackets, hats, purses, jewelry, games and toys, CD’s, DVD’s, BOSE speakers and headphones, books, etc. etc. Some items brand new still in box! There’s WAY too much STUFF to list…but I think you get the idea.

Keep it a secret for yourself, tell one, tell all…it’s up to you if you want to share. Just let it be known that this is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so DON’T MISS IT!!!

A portion of the proceeds will go as a donation to Dad’s Night in Ridgewood.

Sunday, 10-14-12 9a-5P
413 Addison Place
Ridgewood, NJ 07450


Multifamily garage sale (436&439 E. Saddle River Rd. Ridgewood NJ)

Sat/Sun 10/13&14 from 10:00 am – 4:00pm
Antique 4 drawer oak dresser with beveled mirrors, camel back large travel trunk, Antique Adlake Railroad Lantern, vintage Burroughs adding machine, cast iron antique bathroom scale weighs in lbs & English stones (not in good condition). Some beer steins (1980 Christmas Fair German lidded/vintage Dir und mir stonewear/vintage Olympia Brewery ceramarte). Kitchen items. Books & magazines. General womans clothing. Man’s med Tannery West leather jacket/XL Polo suede jacket. Movies, baskets, tins, record player, camping equipment, general furniture, couple of oil paintings, garden and hand tools, some holiday items & Grandmother battery operated clock. And a lot of other stuff.

Block Garage Sale (sat. 10/13) – $1 (Eastern Ct/Pershing Ave – Ridgewood)

Multiple house Garage Sale at end of Pershing Ave/Eastern Court (cul-de-sack) in Ridgewood
Something for everyone!!

Saturday, October 13, 9am-3pm
No Early Birds please

Rain date Sat 10/20 Location: 436&439 E. Saddle River Rd. Ridgewood NJ