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Re: FBI Raids Orthodox Homes and Businesses in Monsey and KJ
People need to really watch out. While I don't condone the crime, he was one of many and just got unlucky. He is basically a Korbon.

I have always thought about the FBI investigating how a large family that sends their kids to private schools can be on welfare.
Um -1

someone who was making 1 million a year and doing this is not a korbon...

June 27, 2017, 12:39:21 AM
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Re: FBI Raids Orthodox Homes and Businesses in Monsey and KJ
My point is not that they are innocent (they're not). My point is that they were picked from a pool of many, many people. They got unlucky.
-1 million


I'm sure most people making 1 million a year aren't claiming section 8, food stamps and Medicaid

June 27, 2017, 09:17:58 AM
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Re: FBI Raids Orthodox Homes and Businesses in Monsey and KJ Long story short, doesn't pay to make between 100-275ish with a bunch of kids, might as well not
June 28, 2017, 08:31:48 PM
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Re: Galaxy S8! s8 + is awesome!

Anyone else recently having issues when going into the car and bluetooth?

July 04, 2017, 02:42:11 PM
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Re: DH Data Recovery Tech Challenge
Yes We Are!
Lol

October 17, 2017, 10:01:28 PM
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Re: Chrome claiming out of memory
There is an extension to save all the tabs you have open for later. Why not use it and open fresh.
U really need 50 open tabs ?
session buddy, I already use it. Before I discovered it I had 150+...

November 16, 2017, 06:07:53 PM
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
you should be able to pay $10 a day and use your phone as if you are in the states
-1, at least for verizon. WI-FI calling is your best option, or local sim perhaps

December 16, 2017, 11:25:00 PM
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Re: South Florida Master Thread
Yup, the upstairs minyan at The Shul is having a seudas hoda kiddusch by Rubashkins son if you are there say hi :)
will do iyh.

January 05, 2018, 02:55:06 PM
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PSA - Amazon counterfeit items and global entry https://lifehacker.com/your-amazon-order-might-lock-you-out-of-trusted-travele-1821964978

January 11, 2018, 04:26:38 PM
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Re: Galaxy S8!
Making calls which used to be slow, really sped up.
awesome!

March 18, 2018, 12:01:31 AM
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Re: Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card
What's that?
https://www.consumerfinance.gov/complaint/

March 19, 2018, 12:17:23 PM
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Re: Smoking Meats
the picture looks pretty good no?
looks delicious.

March 21, 2018, 11:25:45 AM
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Re: Verizon Travelpass Question
Sorry for my ignorance, whatís Fi?
Just had the same issue while being in Israel and Verizon stopped working, Iím lucky I had offline google maps so I was able to get driving directions.
google service, ya verizon is a no go with this new nonsense.

May 23, 2018, 12:57:53 AM
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I have a few hundred available - pm me.

July 10, 2018, 12:25:24 PM
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Re: Chase A/A Master Thread (Now With Poll) just started the long uphill battle of fighting chase, can't even get the phone reps to submit a review.

Hopefully this will end in a large lucrative class action lawsuit.

July 10, 2018, 01:19:19 PM
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
Would I be able to book this rate through chase portal ?
lol

July 25, 2018, 01:52:40 AM
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
I love it!
me too. Someone please post if they get the name, thanks!

September 30, 2018, 05:20:33 PM
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
It's on points :-( 380,000 HH points for 4 nights. They wouldn't redeposit the points.
Can't complain though. If will be beautiful!
enjoy it! Great property, was there last year.

October 15, 2018, 10:18:44 PM
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Re: Amex F/R Master Thread
Any difficulties getting approved for amex cards after passing an F/R, (they lowered the credit limits)?
Nah

November 13, 2018, 08:01:01 PM
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Re: Walmart orders getting cancelled
Hey Guys,

Has anyone else here gotten their Walmart orders cancelled and told the reason is because they need to "verify payment"? Was any one given a heads up about this or you only found out after your order didn't come?
Bumping a very old post I see, every order I place from walmart cancels with the following message.

Thanks for your recent order. We're really sorry, but we've canceled the items shown below because we couldn't verify some or all of your payment information. Please sign in to your account and be sure your billing address, phone number and credit card information is correct and current.

If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center. Hope to see you again soon!

Any way to fix this??

Thanks!

November 14, 2018, 01:10:59 AM
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Re: Amex F/R Master Thread
If you didnt send docs in at all then it doesnt make sense .
Correct, it's all or nothing.

December 20, 2018, 02:24:45 AM
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Re: Credit score down 55 due to Barclay missed payment!
Was the score drop a FICO score? Does your credit report have the late payment?
Start with Barclays.  See if you can call corporate or write a 'good will letter' asking them to remove the late payment from the credit bureaus.
I'm paying a guy $350 to take care of it, hopefully the Goodwill letter that he sends will work, Barclays are mamzerim

February 01, 2019, 02:47:37 PM
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
ETA:

There does seem to have been an allegation that defendant threatened to (and apparently followed through on) dispute the transactions as a result of some other dispute.




I foresee this being an issue for defendant (fraudulent chargebacks), the gmach (misuse of merchant agreement), and "K" (misuse of CCs). What a mess.
Ouch, though no one seems to know what this other dispute is about, and these charges were clearly authorized...

February 12, 2019, 07:41:59 PM
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Re: AA Basic Economy is there a way (aside from upgrading fare class) to choose seats on AA basic economy?
February 12, 2019, 10:56:36 PM
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
CRONY, this is the LAST warning. Stop or I'll ban you for life. You make me cringe when you post about this topic.
Are you an admin? And what did he say that's so wrong?

February 25, 2019, 11:07:03 PM
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
Here is a little update. Did alot more digging recently. The whole story about S**** Credit card processor getting frozen is a lie. He just decided that he had enough of the Ponzi scheme and didn't want continue this, and decided to bust out. He's still doing sales and, his processor is doing just fine. Hes sitting on millions of dollars of inventory that he continues to sell on Amazon. his store name on Amazon is Super deal ( wonder if there is a way to alert Amazon about what he did)
And just using whatever money he can get his hands on to retain legal help to cover himself. In addition he used people cards without permission
can't imagine he still has his processor after all those charge backs...

February 26, 2019, 12:03:58 AM
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
I joined over 4 years ago. Read more, talk/post less. You might want to try that yourself instead of spewing garbage
+1

February 28, 2019, 09:06:25 PM
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
Yup, yup, yup.
Crazy, anyone have a solution? Aside from switching to telegram:)

April 03, 2019, 02:17:36 AM
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Re: Amex Closed Accounts
I doubt these small charges at Sterling could have triggered it, if this was the reason and they are looking at certain area codes and merchants, then keep trying to find out why, good luck.
Unfortunately it seems that a lot of these shutdowns have been systematic. So, charge amount does not necessarily matter. I know that sounds crazy.

Seems like there is one merchant that is still swiping cards at their grocery store... Perhaps its time for a wiki?

April 29, 2019, 08:53:49 PM
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Re: Radar Detector
I have a valentine 1
The unique feature about the valentine is that it tells you in what direction the radar is coming from and how many bands it's picking up, which is useful when there's more than 1 cop on the roads

Its not worth it to get a cheap detector bc if it doesn't work as good as the better ones you'll get caught and waste your money

I've had mine for 2 years and it saved me a few times from a cop
right on the v1,however their patent expired so now others can and have copied them. IMHO there is no point in a radar detector without the arrows. Also a big thing with the v1 is that you can pay $150/$200 every big update (outside and housing stays the same) and essentially get the whole thing upgraded. Other brands you need a new one every 3-5 years.

May 21, 2019, 11:32:33 PM
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Re: Dan's Tesla Thread
Thanks! Ya, I was under the impression if one did a test drive they were not eligible, looking around online seems like they changed that a few months ago.

So now he's definitely ordering the model 3 - the big question remains if he should upto the performance or not. @Dan you said you felt that it was not worth 10k, for him though he definitely likes the look of the 20 inch wheels better (though obviously if one is price conscious it will cost more over time). Also those red breaks look real hot:)

One big thing I'm thinking is that I wonder (gonna research this now) if the Non performance long range has more range, I see that they all say 310 miles, but I know that they played with the #s a bit so people wouldn't just not go with the performance.
@Dan used your link:) Ordered the performance lol.

June 23, 2019, 12:25:53 AM
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Re: Amex F/R Master Thread
I have a F/R on mine and on my DW account, We filed a joint return, is there any DP if the 4506t could clash? (i.e. the IRS will not release the return twice in the same time period)
I've never seen any DP to indicate that it would be an issue. However to play it safe maybe leave a week in between (within the time limits that amex allows of course)

October 29, 2019, 10:33:58 PM
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Re: Law School
anyone know if fishch is giving classes?
He is, virtual.

May 10, 2020, 09:27:10 PM
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Re: Law School I've been reading a lot on the topic, and have read through most of this thread (quite a lot of info in here).

Basically I never saw myself going back to school, however i'm currently doing IT and don't necessarily love it. Also, as time goes on the bills increase..

With that said I"ve always had the idea in the back of my head about going to law school. Law does interest me (in my spare time I"ll read through random cases, i love looking up cases etc) though I assume most of law is more boring writing:)

I was considering perhaps working for a few months hard & taking Fisch's course, and hopefully getting a good enough LSAT score to get a free ride into a lower tier college. I can't anyhow see myself putting in the hours that I know friends are putting in 80~ a week for big law (aside from the crazy competition to even get in)

However some are telling me that with such low job aspirations I should just skip law altogether.. as if not in big law then there isn't much money anyhow.


If anyone could provide some insight that would be much appreciated.


TIA!

May 11, 2020, 11:23:55 PM
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Re: EMT MASTER THREAD
1. You are only about the 101st person to tell me that. Easier said than done!!!
2. Not according to comments above thread
Shmulie.

I know where you are coming from (a good place i'm sure) and I know what you are thinking and where you want to go. I'd rather not air out that much dirty laundry on here, so we can take it to Pm and you can call me if you have any further questions. However I''ll lay out some info here for everyone. I''ll try to keep it pareve, because i'd rather not bash them in public.

Hatzolah in many neighborhoods has become and exclusive club, you can't get in unless you are very connected to someone, or come with a lot of money, or if you are in an area that they are really really struggling.

Also they are mostly run like personal fiefdoms therefore what may seem logical and simple just doesn't happen. For example, I know many medics that are/were current members of various hatzolahs that they refused to let them ride as medics (they had to ride as emt's) simply because that's what the person in charge wanted. Only after much fighting, rabbonim etc did they get bumped up.

With that said - I would not change your life radically (e.g. move neighborhoods/take a paramedic course instead of yeshiva/etc) IN THE HOPES that you one day may be able to join hatzolah, many have gotten burned, and as overall their stance is they simply don't need you etc you most likely will be burned out and frustrated.

Chesed can be done in many other organizations that desperately need your help. I know (been an EMT for a few years now) that rolling to jobs and doing chesed at the same time is super awesome, but don't base your life around an organization that's stance is that they don't need you, and you"ll spend years trying to prove otherwise. 

May 14, 2020, 11:33:30 AM
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Re: EMT MASTER THREAD
Well said I must say, but what I don't get, why wouldn't Hatzalah have as many members or at least a bit more than 250 throughout Flatbush for example?
  Take Israel for example they have over 6k members on ichud Hatzalah.

    What's the problem with having an overflow of members and put less stress on other members by them knowing there's only 3 members in this neighborhood, now they can have 6 or whatever?

 As well, I thought they started to charge insurance for calls ? Or was that only if you had insurance?
Members (as in the total amount of them) doesn't mean much, it's active members that count (flatbush especially)

Too many members -  I'm with you. Though of course that doesn't literally mean that everyone single EMT should have a radio, it definitely IMO should be tilted that way more than the current exclusivity. Would also help shoulder the burden off the very active members & nights and shabbos.

Insurance - Most neighborhoods softbill now I belive, as they should. No use in throwing away free money. I laughed when one coordinator went to the news and publicly resigned because he said if they start billing then it"ll corrupt hatzolah. As if lol.

May 14, 2020, 03:39:48 PM
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
I found the cpm to be more interesting, 1.04.
maybe that's the average it costed amex when it sold them to the airlines?

May 31, 2020, 02:17:38 AM
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Re: POLL: Wedding expenses in the frum Community - BH for simchos? or out of hand? Call me naive, really seems to be too many people trying to live upto the joneses. Can make a beatiful takanah wedding in lakewood for very cheap, no reason everyone feels the pressure to make a huge ateres avrohom type of event.
June 07, 2020, 09:41:37 PM
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Re: New Chassidish Community Being Planned in Tampa
All of these are growing, might be a longer process, but look at KJ, is that called success?
wild success

July 19, 2020, 09:50:44 PM
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Re: EMT MASTER THREAD
Not sure where you inferred that I was referring to 2 friends, it's one and he's an EMT.
Oh gosh, you meant him and his partner? NO LOL, both BLS.

July 27, 2020, 04:21:13 PM
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Re: New Chassidish Community Being Planned in Tampa
what's the hourly wage?
idk exactly, but the biggest thing is no education needed. Regardless the OPs point is spot on, many of us complain about being in a blue state, and it's true there are definitely downsides to it however there are many people in our community that rely heavily on either programs that are unique (read very profitable etc) to the liberal states, or their business do (social services programs, nursing homes threapy etc).

July 29, 2020, 11:17:05 AM
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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
whats your itineary?
right now none lol, arriving Sunday noon, departing Thursday noon, open to all ideas....

December 04, 2020, 08:50:55 AM
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Re: Maldives Round 2 - Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi
Will post last part soon but the snorkeling gets better in the second half of my trip. Lots of reef sharks and rays. Donít know much about the W snorkeling though. But, yes, the constant fruit baskets were missed at the WA.
Amazing tr thanks!

Would also love to hear the SR/VS WA write up:)

January 27, 2021, 09:50:54 AM
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