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Just Shmooze / Re: Interesting Articles...
« on: Today at 10:39:41 PM »
What a simple but great idea.
https://www.rd.com/advice/parenting/stop-bullying-strategy/#.WoZ01AehWp0.facebook
There are no details of what she does with the info, so sounds like magic to me. Either she's naturally really good at classroom management, and this is her unique tool, or she should immediately quit and right a detailed manual/book outlining her methods so that others can implement them.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Are you a blood donor?
« on: Yesterday at 03:29:43 PM »
Correct

I used to every 56 days. Free soprts tickets and other goodies. Then stopped because I wasnt well and never went back. My kids do it now.
Lol, me too (only twice a year though). They have blood drives at my office, and the free perk was an extra half day off.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Another mass shooting!!!
« on: Yesterday at 01:10:29 PM »
1) Dealing with the primary underlying issue - mental illness (I'm not sure how)
2) Dealing with the secondary issue - lack of armed citizens, by stopping to make gun free zones, the only people who listen are the law abiding citizens. (I have no issue with schools being illegal gun free zones with the same consequences as they have now.
You're kind of assuming that taking away gun free zones would lead to lots and lots of people carrying. What if that's not the case? What if the majority of the public doesn't want to have to carry a gun to feel safe?

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Just Shmooze / Re: Are You An Organ Donor?
« on: Yesterday at 01:00:50 PM »
I haven't read through this whole thread yet.
FTFY

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Just Shmooze / Re: Another mass shooting!!!
« on: Yesterday at 12:35:36 PM »
Other than Vegas, they were all in gun free zones.
You've only addressed the first 3. Explain how the last 4 were gun-free zones.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Another mass shooting!!!
« on: Yesterday at 12:19:54 PM »
Stop making schools and colleges "Gun Free Zones" that's the common denominator in almost all mass shootings.
Sutherland Springs? Vegas? Orlando? San Bernadino? Washington Navy Yard? Aurora? Fort Hood?

I'm just listing the ones that weren't school/college. Don't know the details regarding gun laws in each location.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Another mass shooting!!!
« on: Yesterday at 12:11:40 PM »
...solutions that people may not want to hear, but can actually solve an underlying issue without creating more issues.
You keep saying that. Care to take a stab at what that solution might be?

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General Discussion / Re: Winter Olympics 2018
« on: Yesterday at 11:58:32 AM »
Why are you pointing out my flaws in determining whether something is correct.

Bitul Torah is an Aviera just as any. Pointing out my imperfections wont change that.

You should tell your shank on the seder plate that it has no meaning because it is only a zeicher... If the olympics is a zeicher to the original games in greece where they used it as avoda zara is something to examine.

It says Timche et Zeicher ...after all:)

maybe also worth mentioning there is a mitzva to destroy avora zara...

Chazal say H' forgives O"Z but not B"T - so maybe you should prefer it to closer to O"Z
Ask a Rov.  ;)

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I guess you ask such questions when you watch the Olympics, more specifically the WINTER Olympics for the first time.
I wouldn't have known either if I hadn't heard the announcer say it after the last 3 guys did their 3rd runs.

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Kiddush Hashem, good timing AJ!!
When is 4?
Only top 20 continue, so no run 4 for AJ. But if you want to see who wins, it's scheduled for 9:15.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Another mass shooting!!!
« on: February 15, 2018, 06:58:50 PM »
I would love for someone, anyone R or D, to actually get up and purpose a half reasonable bill rather than them all blowing hot air each time this happens or proposing bills they know can't get passed to score political points. Unfortunately that is what politicians do best.
There's a silly equivalency though. Dems don't profess to want what you call a half reasonable bill', not are they in power. Republicans on the other hand...

I don't have to side with the liberal idea of fully banning guns to feel like the Republicans are dropping the ball here in a big way.

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Just Shmooze / Re: US Politics/2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread
« on: February 15, 2018, 06:46:56 PM »
Trump now has four mass shootings (including the worst in our history) under his short watch. His only response today is mental health. I guess this type of response is acceptable to the Trumpsters.
That has also been the primary response if the Republicans leadership throughout the Obama years. Surely you didn't expect anything different from Trump.

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Just Shmooze / Re: US Politics/2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread
« on: February 15, 2018, 06:44:46 PM »
Ben Shapiro described it very well at UCONN. Trump is a mud monster. No matter how much mud you throw at him he won't look worse than the mud monster he already is.
There may be a portion of his supporters for whom that's true. But there's a whole other segment that also will never change their minds, simply because they choose not to believe anything negative about him. Then I'm sure their is a tiny minority who finally turn on him with each new scandal - but not a large enough group to have any impact. That's my take on the matter.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Another mass shooting!!!
« on: February 15, 2018, 06:41:25 PM »
My issue with the pro-gun arguments I'm seeing here is that you're essentially saying there's no politically viable solution to this problem - and we're okay with that. All this talk of 'lets not make rash decisions, let's think it through and come up with a moderate solution', etc - it's nonsense. This is not a new problem. Anything that can be thought of to fix it has been thought of. If the Republicans proposed this mythical moderate solution today, it wouldn't be the Democrats stopping it. So again it comes down to saying we're okay with the problem because xyz. And at least if everyone were honest about that fact, I'd have some measure of respect, even if I disagree.

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General Discussion / Re: Winter Olympics 2018
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:46:13 PM »
http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/winter-olympics/austrian-snowboarder-breaks-neck-in-terrifying-olympics-crash/ar-BBJaXMm?li=BBnbfcL
Wow. I was gonna say that can't be, because he finished the race. But apparently he finished the race with the fracture. It was easily the worst looking crash, but at least 2 others were actually carted off

The Australian that finished the 'small final' did so with some sort of taped up lower arm/hand injury. Not sure why he bothered, given that it was the consolation bracket and he couldn't push off at the start at all.

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