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  1. ? at |

    Which one of these are supposed to make New Jersey sound enticing?

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    1. ? at |

      *is (got hypnotized by the Jersey Shore-brainlessness for a second)

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    2. FRED at |

      How about:

      Top Ten Transportation
      Diversity
      Fun Times For All
      Great Place For Shopping
      The Rich And Famous Call It Home

      Please try to comprehend what you read!

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  2. The other side of the NJ border at |

    Obviously the author has never even been to Jersey and is just ripping this from some other website promoting NJ. No one in their right mind would want to live in what is considered the red headed ginger stepchild of the tri state area. Ugly state, ugly people, one of the most corrupt states. Let’s not forget about those three lovely crime ridden cities which are among the most dangerous in the nation. Newark, Camden and Jersey City. Ever drive through Camden on the way to Philly? Drive fast, doors locked and don’t stop for any red lights.

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    1. Shiela at |

      In response to what u have said u have never been to new jersey I haved lived here my whole life and while it does have its flaws what state doesn’t. I live about 30 min from the shore and love it atlantic city is great if u cant afford vegas and btw no jerseyean would drive thru camden unless the r a drug dealer resident or looking for drugs so before u judge come for a visit and no one really acts like those people on jersey shore or jerseylicious. That girl sammy grew up 2 min from my home town matawan a typical stereotype.

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    2. Everleigh at |

      See..this is what gives Jersey such a bad rap. People who have only ever been to Newark, Camden and Jersey City. I live in one of the most beautiful areas of the state. Rolling hills, open fields, farms, lush forests, neighbors that are far apart, quiet…most people don’t know that most of the state doesn’t actually look like Newark. And yes, parts of New Jersey aren’t very nice. But you can say that for any state. So please, before you go generalizing and making yourself look ignorant, maybe you should visit more than 5% of the state.

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    3. FRED at |

      NJ is the richest state, abd has the highest % of millionaires of any state, so obviously they want to live there!
      Far from being a “stepchild”, NJ has contributed more accomplishments to the country and world than any other state!
      Ugly state? The only ugly parts of the state are the 2% thats near NYC and Phila, and even there it’s because of billion dollar industry, whose product I’m sure that you’d love to have!
      Ugly people? I think that you’re referring to your own state!
      You obviously need to get an education and travel more!

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  3. Erin Styles at |

    Good Morning,

    My name is Erin Styles – I am the communications coordinator at Oxygen. Thank you for the mention of our series, Jersey Couture. The show is not new, but is returning for a second season next year. Would you mind updating that information?

    Thank you!

    Erin Styles
    Oxygen Media I Communications
    75 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
    P: 212.651.5258 I F: 212.651.2039
    Erin.Styles@nbcuni.com

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    1. TopTenz Master at |

      We have made the update and linked to the show’s website. Thanks for reading.

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  4. Peter Boucher at |

    I am a veteran of the US NAVY and for my 4 years of active duty, I was stationed at a very small Naval Base called Naval Weapons Station Earle in the town of Leonardo on Rte.36 which follows the Atlantic Ocean. I found that the White Sand beaches of New Jersey to be among the most beautiful that I have ever seen.

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  5. Tyler at |

    Half these things make me want to avoid New Jersey. I can see why it has such a bad reputation now

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    1. Peter Boucher at |

      That”s a good point Tyler as if you read above I was stationed in New Jersey for 4 years while doing active duty in the NAVY. To me, I just think its because New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the United States which is a proven fact. There were times when I would drive around on my free time and I would be in a ritzy neighborhood and then seconds later be in a tenement slum. One of the things stated on the list is full service gas stations which in New Jersey is a law, which really freaked me out in a different kind of way. Yep, you CANNOT pump your own gas, attendants have to do it for you.

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    2. brian at |

      Yeah really. THE MAFIA….REALLY?

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    3. FRED at |

      If you believe everything that you read, then you’re naive! You should check out NJ for yourself, and read other websites that are more accurate!

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  6. Neel Rao at |

    This is # 1 of the top 10 pointless lists list.

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  7. Melissa at |

    The people and the traffic are reason enough to avoid it at all costs. Not everything about Jersey is evil, but it’s a pretty crappy place.

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  8. The Riddler at |

    I’ve lived In New Jersey my whole life and traveled to many different parts of the country. I would’ve moved to these places if I didn’t spend so much simply vacationing to them. Also, as far as beaches go, the majority are disgusting as hell and it would be a good idea to wear thick sandals or shoes, unless you want to risk a syringe in your foot. Live here, then come tell me how awesome it is. Most of us can’t stand it here. Being a “reality television mecca” is also nothing to be proud of.

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  9. Zaknven at |

    Ha! I love this list because most of the readers didn’t realize that this is satire at best. Notice how every “good” point the writer brings up can be seen dripping with smiley over the top sarcasm. “Hey the mob lives here! That’s a good thing!” I thought it was great and now just starting to work in NJ while living in NY, this made my day!

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    1. lee standberry at |

      ah, finally…someone who gets it! Thank you!!!

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  10. RetroGamer at |

    “We have Snookie (reason enough to want to live in Jersey)”

    Ain’t that the truth!

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  11. jawa at |

    I’ve been around the world and the US and met people everywhere I’ve been. Including people from Jersey. One. One single person has said they liked new jersey. It was a 40 year old drunk german we met on the street and he was there for 2 days and he liked it because he hooked up with a hot mom apparently. And thats why he liked it. The new jersey people I know are all ashamed of it. The ones who can say they go to school or work in nyc to sort of escape the jersey association

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    1. FRED at |

      Well, obviously you haven’t experienced enough because most people in NJ say that they love it, check around other web sites, plus NJ is the richest state in the nation and places in it are constantly voted as the best places to live!

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  12. mike d at |

    #4 and #6 is probably related. The reason behind that dumblaw is because the unions lobbied heavily in order to make it illegal for people to pump their own gas (or hire someone not from THEIR union to do it). Yeah, its a great convience to have someone else pump your gas, but you’d be paying 50c to $1 a gallon extra for the privilege. In the off chance that do you decide to pump your own gas, and get caught doing it, expect to have your head bashed into the pavement (which there is no shortage of, as oppose to green spaces) with a baseball bat by the mo— um, I mean union boss.

    You also forgot to mention the incredibly high taxes, which rather than getting spend on services just go to crooked politians, due to the high corruption. Who wouldn’t want to live in such paradise.

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    1. Justin at |

      1 gas attendants are not union jobs
      2 gas in NJ is cheaper than most of the country
      3 the largest green space in the 95 corridor from DC to Boston is the pinebarrens
      4 despite what you have heard NJ has the LOWEST amount of corruption in the US of any state. The reason that you hear about corrupt NJ politicians is that we actually prosecute them. The rest of the country they just pay off the other corrupt bureaucrats and avoid prosecution.

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  13. Lou at |

    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN!!!!

    Because you can’t talk about Jersey without him. : D

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  14. Mackenzie at |

    i live in nj. i live a great life.

    thats all i gotta say.

    u rock, new jersey baby!

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  15. "Insert Name Here" at |

    John Locke, a famous philosopher, postualted that humans are born to a blank slate. This blank slate, comparable to a sponge, is filled through experience. The person you are today is contingent upon your experiences.

    With that said, good or bad experiences, (which many of us Jersey people encounter on a daily basis), contribute to our identity of self.

    Sure Jersey has its faults.. (Snookie being affiliated with Jersey being one)…However, I am a proud Jersey resident. This is my home. I have experienced many things that when people hear, they are simply baffled. I’ve met many different people in Jersey and they have each contributed to make me the proud, confident, happy, and friendly Jersey boy I am today.

    Boom.

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  16. BennieCane at |

    This list definitely made me laugh. I grew up in Jersey and I notice there certain humor and sarcastic nature within my area. I didn’t notice this quality until I moved out of New Jersey. Lol, people outside of Jersey thought I was just being mean whenever I made a sarcastic comment. I love the obvious satire and humor of this list. Great job!

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  17. Trebor at |

    lived here my whole life and hate it but gotta tell you when i go to other states people piss me off a little.they seem slow or something.i’m almost used to being rude to ppl…giving the middle finger while driving is the norm here too … so is excessive honking at pp in traffic … i wanna move to washington state or vermont or maine or even michigan …nj is rude as hell and too many a**holes … but hey for now im stuck here

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  18. DJ at |

    I live in Jersey and go to school in NYC. Honestly, the city’s overrated. It smells, the people are rude, and everything is outrageously expensive. People who hate Jersey have either only been to Newark/Camden or never been at all. We have no sales tax on clothes, full service gas, and overall nice communities. Yeah, there are the trashy ppl you see on TV but theres trashy ppl everywhere; they just televise it here. I love it personally. If you hate Jersey, don’t live here. If you don’t live here, don’t talk about it like know what it’s like to live here. Simple as that.

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  19. Adela at |

    I moved from Jersey to Texas and I can not wait to go back home!!!! Jersey has it all !!! This article has the perfect titles and I love the humor… :)!!!! I can NOT wait to have my gas service back!!!!! Lol!!

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  20. Luis at |

    I live in New jersey for the last four years. I have been trying to see what is so good about New Jersey. To be honest, there is not much here, the best thing about Jersey is that is close to New York, If jersey short is the best that New Jersey could offer , you should get outside of New jersey, there is much better places just a little bit south. Property taxes here are crazy, among the highest in the country; for the crappy housing that you get here. Yeah, try to start a business here, you will get f%&* up the butt. Over all, it is a place like many others places with the good and the bad. But there is nothing here to brag about. It has its little nice towns, but those are for the rich, yes, the mega rich. I have experience life in other countries, with the military and on my own. New jersey has nothing to brag about!!! If you are reading this because you are looking to move to New Jersey. I highly recommend that you do a research about New Jersey. The only people that likes to lives here are people from where born here.

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  21. Abby at |

    I moved to Colorado for my now husband and have been here over a year. I CAN”T wait for us to move back to Jersey in the summer. People in Colorado are rude, fake, drive like crap and full of themselves. The roads have terrible traffic (and I’m from Jersey, HA!) and it’s confusing as hell because everything looks the same. No personality to anything. Take away the mountains and you have a slightly, I mean slightly, greener, newer Arizona.
    I grew up in Wall township near Manasquan and Belmar just a few minutes from the beach. I love the beaches there and all there is to do on the boardwalk. I miss being able to drive to Manasquan inlet on a bad day just to sit in my car. Just smelling the salt air, listening to the sound of waves and watching boats go in and out was my “me time”.

    I miss the trees and sounds of birds. I miss the small town feel but still having everything just minutes away. I miss my very short trips to New Hope, PA just to drive around and go into the small stores. I miss the music screen, whole in the wall bars and all there is to do in the summer. But most of all I miss my family which has lived in Jersey for many generations with lots of Jersey pride.

    I don’t mind what others think of New Jersey. I would rather keep it our little secret.
    JERSEY GIRL forever!!!!!! :)

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  22. Rich at |

    Lies..

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  23. Roxy Jones at |

    We just moved to NJ about 2 years ago and are LOVING it. We found a great apartment through Garden Communities and they offer a lot of other great resources on their website as well. They listed the top NJ towns!!! Pretty cool! Yay NJ.

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