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Re: Arizona Master Thread
I believe there were drills set up outside the building (you can verify that with them) so you can probably put yours (kosher) on top. They were nice villas. I stayed twice
right I hear that but (I know I'm gonna sound lazy) but it is so much more convenient to be able to grill on your porch.

January 18, 2017, 09:42:34 PM
Re: BD"E cable news is dead!
I disagree. He's a bully, who brings guests on to belittle them.
 He finds complete idiots that are guaranteed to make fools of themselves and tears them apart. Yay.
I cant understand how anyone with any intelligence watches his show.

April 20, 2017, 09:00:47 AM
Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Got 10k SPG each on two separate SPG Personal cards.

Nada on SPG Biz ... weak $25 statement credit

Anyone know how long before the 10K will reflect in AmEx account? Neither have shown up for 1 day.  :o
IME within a couple of days

April 22, 2017, 09:55:04 PM
$30 off $200 at Hotwire
May 20, 2017, 10:23:06 PM
Re: Catskills Master Thread
Does anyone have any hiking trails that they can recommend near liberty ny?
check out walnut mountain. From what I remember it isn't very far and there are some decent trails there.

July 09, 2017, 10:48:46 PM
Re: Maui Master Thread I did a wrangler instead of convertible (I actually switched in middle of my trip) and I definitely didn't regret it. It's a personal preference. You have OT figure what you think you'll enjoy more.
October 29, 2017, 07:21:41 PM
Re: amex sending out email "ineligible for signup bonus"
It kills me inside but I have friends who pay interest charges/late fees on CC's that I "convinced" them to get.
it should.
Never convince people who canít handle credit cards to sign up for them. Now you should make it your business to explain to them how bad it is to pay credit card interest and help them get out if it.
All that if it REALLY kills you

December 10, 2017, 08:04:34 AM
Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question? Any lawyers in jersey I can ask a quick question?
Moe than happy to compensate for your time. Just donít know who to call. Shouldnít take more than a couple of minutes.

August 12, 2018, 12:58:33 AM
Re: Best way to transfer money to a kid in Israel without sending cash? Ideas? Do you have CPC?
Just got an email from chase saying they reimburse all ATM fees worldwide.

September 18, 2018, 07:48:51 AM
Re: Brooklyn Restaurants
There is not bias. I have a bridge to sell you if you really think OK is as good as hisachdis, volova, eckstein etc. The more "heimish" chassidish hashgachos are extremely strict.
I know I said this isn't the place for kashrua discussion but I just can't help myself after seeing a comment like this.

You obviously bought the bridge you are trying to sell if you believe that.
Just because a hashgocha is heimish definitely does not mean they are competent. In fact in many cases the opposite is true. They get caught up with chumros and forget about kashrus.
Or they just don't show up because it's run like a heimishe place. This is all based on firsthand accounts of people in the business -both kashrus and food establishment.

One store in flatbush that had a very well.known chasidishe hashgacha - I know the guy who managed the store . He told me you'd be lucky if they showed up once in 6 months.
Well I guess they feel "for the moderin (yes a 3 sylabble word lol) people from flatbush it's good enough"

January 06, 2019, 02:11:02 PM
Re: How to deal with dentist?
Is there a possibility that the filling wasn't done correctly, and by doing it again, he will close up/fix the affected spot?
exact same thing happened to me. Went back to my dentist he polymerized the fillings again (meaning making them hard-sometimes the first time isn't enough) and told me to take two aleves twice a day for five days to calm the nerve. I did that and it helped tremendously. It still didn't go away fully but it's bearable and my dentist said he would take them out and redo them again for free.

I do find my dentist to be very good overall . Been going to him for 15+ years and never had any issues. This is the first time and he's being a real mentsh.

February 12, 2019, 10:20:24 PM
Re: How to deal with dentist?
Not necessarily
I would just go to the second dentist

February 14, 2019, 11:35:54 PM
Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others Might I suggest that Dan make a special private forum similar to the Antarctica forum or.      , etc. for all those unfortunate to have been caught up in any of these scams. (I BH have not been nor do I plan on giving out my CC. Ever.)
I'm sure lots of people feel completely lost and are going with their knee jerk emotional reaction or no reaction at all.

Figuring this out together as a group would probably be very beneficial as well as the support that they can give/receive from one another. Also, there will be no cronies trolling the thread- obviously if you figure out a way to make sure only those who were really affected get in...

I would have a hard time understanding why someone would lie or make up a new username just to gain access to such a thread.. but then again, some of the comments posted here had me scratching my head..

Just trying to help as i can't imagine what these people are going thru.

Thoughts anyone??

February 25, 2019, 05:51:52 PM
Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
please show some respect for the Chief Rabbi
please please just go away.

February 27, 2019, 12:22:15 PM
Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem And honestly to all those that say "speak to the Mashgiach" that is pretty much bogus.

Ive been Mashgiach before and people have come over to meto ask questions. I (like to think i) know yoreh deah but trust me I could have said anything and as long as it was said with confidence i was believed.

As the old saying goes you wouldn't just rely on someone when making investments...

July 18, 2019, 03:28:59 PM
Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
Why don't you call a Rabbi you trust and ask him your questions?
don't have too many to be honest.

Definitely in Israel i don't have a handle on the rabbi scene over there.

Either way how does that answer my question?
I'd like to know what type of items they found.

July 18, 2019, 03:30:59 PM
Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
Just came across this:

So it satisfies you to have someone claim that they are a-political and know what they are saying, you now have a list of sorts.

I find it interesting that browsing through the website I couldn't find any names of Rabbonim that are responsible for this site.
I also find it funny that they ahve certain ones on their list while leaving out other ones.

July 25, 2019, 03:20:33 PM
Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
I was not aware. Who?
Pri chadash, reb moshe, chazon ish just to name a couple off the top of my head. although there are more.

Of course, they all only hold that way incertain circumstances such as where there is no cholov tamei around or if there is government oversight. (both would apply today in America)

July 31, 2019, 09:27:12 AM
Re: Will there be Sleep Away Camp this summer? No worries. Agudah will come out with a statement to mitigate it all and then endorse Cuomo again in any future election. And im sure well see more pictures of him with the Rebbes, etc.
June 12, 2020, 05:26:12 PM
Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
My dishwasher has a door. We also place items into the oven which is off by then (just need to remember to take them out before turning on the oven next time)
LOL did this with a plastic bowl once. Cleanup was not fun

July 27, 2020, 01:38:21 PM
Re: Boon Pedestal High Chair
@elimmm had one for sale here right before corona. Maybe he still has it available.
Thank you for that info. I ended up buying it from @elimmm

July 29, 2020, 11:29:23 AM
Re: The funny/strange/interesting video thread...


September 22, 2020, 09:54:57 AM
Re: RBG DDF shortlist and how it will shape the Elections
An act of congress allowed the ACA, and a vote of congress was unable to remove it.

So asking the court to do what congress could not is almost the definition of legistlating from the bench.

At least be honest that both sides do it.
Would you say the same about all the civil rights cases that were only successful because the Plaintiffs went to the courts? Not always is it legislating from the bench simply because it couldn't pass in Congress. That's a statement that sounds smart but doesn't have much behind it.

I would define legislating from the bench as creating new laws or changing the law simply because you believe the policy is better. That happens on both sides but is definitely more common on the left.

And yes, saying the ACA was a tax is real stretch IMO. You might like the result but that doesn't mean it's the law.

September 24, 2020, 02:25:08 PM
Re: RBG DDF shortlist and how it will shape the Elections
In the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended in 1974, Congress imposed new and stringent regulation of and limitations on contributions to and expenditures by political campaigns, as well as disclosure of most contributions and expenditures, setting the stage for the landmark case of Buckley v. Valeo.10 Acting in basic unanimity, the Court sustained the contribution and disclosure sections of the statute (although several Justices felt that the sustained provisions trenched on protected expression), but voided the limitations on expenditures.11 Although contribution and expenditure limitations both implicate fundamental First Amendment interests, the Court found, expenditure ceilings impose significantly more severe restrictions on protected freedoms of political expression and association than do . . . limitations on financial contributions.12
As to contribution limitations, the Court in Buckley recognized that political contributions serve[ ] to affiliate a person with a candidate and enable[ ] like-minded persons to pool their resources in furtherance of common political goals. Contribution ceilings, therefore, limit one important means of associating with a candidate or committee. . . .13 Yet [e]ven a significant interference with protected rights of political association may be sustained if the State demonstrates a sufficiently important interest and employs means closely drawn to avoid unnecessary abridgment of associational freedoms.14
As to expenditure limitations, the Court wrote, [a] restriction on the amount of money a person or group can spend on political communication during a campaign necessarily reduces the quantity of expression by restricting the number of issues discussed, the depth of their exploration, and the size of the audience reached.15 The expenditure of money in political campaigns may involve speech alone, conduct alone, or mixed speech-conduct, the Court noted, but all forms of it involve communication, and when governmental regulation is aimed directly at suppressing communication it does not matter how that communication is defined. As such, the regulation must be subjected to close scrutiny and justified by compelling governmental interests.
Basically, to sum it up the court applied strict scrutiny. Yes, that is ususally what happens in free speech cases and it didn't pass muster in Citizens united. Anything else you'd like to share?

BTW in case you didn't know the ACLU (before they became a hyperpoliticized leftist org) actually argued on the side of the FEC since they (used to  at least) believed in free speech. Since you seem to be grounded in politics does that chagne your opinion at all?

And what about Bezos owning the WaPo? That is also big money that influences politics. Perhaps we should limit how much wealth media personalities can have?

you see where I'm going with this. Regulating free speech (an oxymoron) is no easy task.

September 24, 2020, 08:33:24 PM
Re: RBG DDF shortlist and how it will shape the Elections @shaulyaakov bottom line - I think it is clear that liberal judges are MUCH more likely to legislate from the bench/ And in fact most of my liberal friend are not only okay with that, they are happy about it. (and trust me - I'm surrounded by liberals). I'm not sure why you have such a hard time wrapping your head around that.

Just look at the way tehy described RBG. clearly they were happy she was an activist judge.

September 24, 2020, 08:37:21 PM
Re: RBG DDF shortlist and how it will shape the Elections
Privacy from prying eyes is based on illegal search and seizure as well as housing of soldiers. THat the right to privacy restricts regulating an action is new. It is a stretch to say that a right to privacy means that a doctor can't be regulated against having an abortion clininc with a big huge sign in front.

If I *privately* murder my roommate, I don't lose my right to privacy by getting charged with murder. The liberal narrative surrounding abortion is just hilarious and laced with hypocrisy.

Just to start, the fact that it is framed as reproductive justice when it is about everything beside reproduction is just comical. I guess calling it killing fetuses just wouldn't garner as much political support.

September 29, 2020, 08:41:48 AM
Re: Chochom Einov B'Roishoi
Ok, so Rasha.
Okay, that I can handle. Are they wrong, mistaken, perhaps even reshaim? I can take that but it is ridiculous to call people without masks rodfim.

It might make slightly more sense when a confirmed covid carrier knowingly walks into an indoor shul without a mask. But stam for a reg guy to walk around mask - that doesn't cross the line.

October 01, 2020, 03:12:49 PM
Re: OSM (Our Shuls Matter) Protests I don't care much for tischler but the fact that he has a harder time making it out the revolving door than serial rapists and the like is definitely something
October 12, 2020, 05:05:30 PM