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Comment Re:Surprise: font doesn't work well when misused (Score 1) 182

It also didn't help that state agencies and contractors couldn't design a sign with Clearview properly, enough so that they created a FAQ with a gallery of what NOT to do. They didn't have to drive too far as Maryland was by far one of the biggest offenders: http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/clearviewdesignfaqs/. This decision to end the "intern approval" of Clearview has been coming for almost 2 years, so this isn't exactly news. It didn't seem to stop states from going wild with sign replacements though.

Comment Re:Which side am I supposed to be on?!? (Score 1) 60

Smart meters are coming to PSEG territory "soon" based on what I've heard. They have already deployed them in Long Island shortly after taking over LIPA's grid. Maybe the NJBPU should get around to dealing with all the scammy alternative energy re-sellers that flooded the marketplace after deregulation. http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2014/06/nj_third-party_energy_provider_charges_overcharging_consumers.html

Comment Re:Better question - Insurance agents (Score 1) 439

A "good" insurance agent can save you money by shopping around providers for the best price and determining the amount of coverage for your needs. If you only need a basic auto policy, chances are you don't need an agent. Once homeowner's insurance and other policy lines come into play, an agent could be helpful.

Comment Re:What they really need (Score 2) 394

Property taxes and housing prices in those "low tax" states are increasing at a pretty good clip. I see it happening around the Triangle region of NC. People move in and want services, so the taxes just keep on going up. Lack of mass transit and low density development leads to housing shortages near job centers and people are commuting from further and further out.

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