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Re: Great DDF One-Liners
Thanks for the nomination but I didn't even mean it humorously.
I guess that makes up for all the jokes I make that people take seriously.
Be careful with people taking your jokes seriously. You may become president

November 10, 2016, 12:08:24 AM
Re: 2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread @JTZ - I apologize for the wall of text, but I feel this is important context to provide for the discussion.

Most of us on this forum are visibly Jewish. If we don't have beards and hats, we have kippas and tzitzis, etc. I would be surprised if the number of people here who have had an anti-Semitic experience is less than 100%. The stats show that Jews are on the receiving end of more hate crimes than any other group.

I've gotten middle fingers in Johannesburg, been spat on in Durban, and often walk over a swastika etched into the sidewalk near my in law's home in one of the Mid-Western United States. When I was in Yeshiva in Paris for a year, friends of mine where beaten up (This was almost 15 years ago - now it is MUCH worse).

I was spat on in an airport when I was 13. At least a dozen people saw it. The spitter was more than double my age. No one did or said a thing.
Those fist fights in Paris? Some were on full trains. Again, no one did or said a thing.

I have never reported a hate crime. No one I know ever has - and I know people who have experienced far more violent things then I have.

I live in Brooklyn, a truly liberal and hip city (Hilary Clinton's headquarters). Swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti are common occurrences - in alley ways, on subway platforms, and more.  When a group of thugs threw rocks at a school bus filled with little Jewish kids it didn't even make local news. A Chassidic guy was left unconscious under a car one night after a spate of anti-Semitic events - it only made the news when a few hundred of us marched to the precinct the next day.

You know what made news? When a swastika was painted the day after Trump won.

Weird, huh?

That Muslims and Neo-Nazis beat us is to be expected. But, in a sense, you know what is worse? Leftist, liberal self-righteous hypocrites who find it ok to mock, ridicule and antagonize "Ultra-Orthodox Right Wing Fundamentalist" Jews - while throwing fits of rage at every perceived micro-aggression against any other minority or race.

For example:

Gentrification is a big deal. Neither I nor any of my friends can afford to buy a home in our neighborhood. Renting an apt is nigh impossible. But whenever you read or hear about gentrification in Crown Heights, you will find out about Chassidic Landlords (Slumlords) who are mistreating and pushing out the Black community.  Of course lower and middle class blacks are being pushed out. So are the Jews! But it is ok for the media to paint the Chassidic community with the broad anti-Semitic brush of being hook nosed landlords cheating the poor blacks out of their money and homes. In actuality, it is market forces being driven by young artisanal, hipster farm-to-table vegans which are responsible.

This anti-Semitic attitude directly contributes to the violent antisemitism I sampled above, just as Al Sharpton’s “diamond merchant” rhetoric led to riots and murder.

This is just one tiny example that I deal with in NYC, one of the largest concentrations of visible Jews on the planet, in the shining pride of Western civilization. In other places, it is far, far worse. (Look at Jeremy Corbyn in the UK for a start, and we can go from there.)

So that's why we don't care about hate crime stats. We know firsthand that they don't even begin to tell the story. That's why we are so skeptical of leftists and the media speaking of hate crimes - we have a long history of them not only ignoring hate crimes committed against us, but agitating and prodding those who do us actual harm.

December 07, 2016, 12:06:46 PM
Re: Site Suggestions What about a button to embed Tweets?
December 12, 2016, 05:59:49 PM
Re: The funny/strange/interesting video thread...
New to this thread. Sry if those were shared. Also, if anyone has any like those 2 please share with me. Thanks!
Judging by whatsapp forward popularity, there is nothing that frum Jews like more than watching non-jews singing Jewish songs.

December 13, 2016, 05:45:54 PM
Re: Crown Heights master thread
Did you listen to the audio review to the end? It gives an opinion of what they need to do in order to succeed.

In order to succeed, people need to learn from their mistakes (better learn from others, but it seems like most people need to learn from their own mistakes).

IMO, they will be very successful if they adopt the right model. Low prices where the after tax price ends with a .00, .25, .50 or ,.75. Fast service, good soda fountain, and simple inexpensive food (soups can be a good profitable item).

For people that had the original Ess & Bentch as part of growing up, there's another issue here. Using the same name for something totally different just feels wrong. Just imagine 20 years from now, Dan has moved on to other ventures, along with most DDFers. Then someone opens up a new fancy glitzy site called DansDeals, along with forums. A lot of the content needs to be paid for, forums have a totally different atmosphere, etc. etc.. How would you feel about that site at that point?

Maybe if he can get a picture of R' Yoel buying a tuna sandwich and a pack of Pall Mall, and Rabbi Marlow buying a pack of Lucky Strikes, to adorn the walls, it would create the right ambiance. :)

Just give it up.

If you want a warm sense of nostalgia, maybe wet yourself while wearing a pair of onesie pajamas and sucking your thumb instead of crying about a sandwich shop  it seems you haven't even tried.

December 15, 2016, 11:32:23 AM
Re: Site Suggestions
You're just very underappreciated around here, unlike TimT. The sooner you come to terms with this, the happier you'll be.

Dan probably already sent TimT a thank you package, he just expects him to search and find it.

December 20, 2016, 02:39:22 PM
Re: Brooklyn Restaurants
So the locals dont favor it but we should?
Gentrification. Like everything else in ch, locals can't afford it

December 21, 2016, 07:21:59 AM
Re: Hat Tip Leaderboard
Costco doesn't make scotch!!

Glenlivet makes the scotch! Kirkland is just the label
Way to ruin a perfectly good [an ok] joke.

December 21, 2016, 11:03:18 AM
Re: Silent Killer Guys, I've argued with aygart (left it lowercase for you) plenty. Frankly, you guys are being ridiculously unfair and assigning positions and opinions to him which he has never laid claim to. Stop "reading into" his comments, and just read them.

He has posted his desire for experts in the field to be the ones coordinating and directing campaigns, and never once intimated that Rabbinic authority be consulted over medical and psychological experts.

December 22, 2016, 12:26:47 PM
Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
I mustve seen this pic every chanuka for the last 5 years...

It's an annual sale

December 22, 2016, 06:06:55 PM