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Re: Interesting Articles...
If Israel is doing this to earn goodwill/approval from the international community, they are in dreamland.
They publicize it because from a PR perspective it can't hurt. They do it to build political /intelligence capital on the other side of the fence.

May 02, 2017, 04:59:12 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/middle-east/galleries/first-colour-photos-of-middle-east/

Fascinating stuff.
Kilaim!

May 02, 2017, 06:06:19 PM
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
IMO you are overdoing it, get an i5 with 8gb ram, ssd, and a graphics card and it will do everything you need it to do. No need for i7, and the extra ram. I assume you are not planning using it to store pictures and videos so no need for the extra TB drive.
You should be able to save a decent amount by doing that

Just to throw out a thank you to all those active in this thread.  I came here with my needs and was given specs (thanks @avromie7) and those specs turned out to be perfect. 

Further guidance from @Yisroel Tech helped me find the right match and I saved about $400 from what I would have paid with out all of your advice.

May 05, 2017, 11:23:52 AM
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Re: Billion $ Ideas
Have passwords work when the exact opposite case-sensitive letters are entered. No brainer.

I'm on all caps most of the day because of a computer program and it's annoying as hell.
Have Israeli sites, which all require passwords in English, accept the exact equvilant when typed on a Hebrew keyboard.

May 11, 2017, 10:44:35 AM
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Re: Billion $ Ideas
http://www.langover.com/

Brilliant!

May 12, 2017, 05:59:47 AM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
Why should it be different once it is not derech chiba? I personally would recommend to be machmir but we know that the meikilim exist and that a large potion of legitimately frum yidden follow that opinion.

On two hands or the whole hand shake?

I would say to refuse the first lady's hand shake and risk embarrassing in public a president known to have a fragile ego would make one a chosid shoteh.

June 16, 2017, 09:35:07 AM
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Re: Keeping Up With The Kushners
Confirmed. Modern orthodox is conservative.
There are major, substantial differences.  I would love to articulate them, but I keep Shabbos :)

The difference between Orthodox and Conservative is in the ideology of their respective Rabbinic leadership, not in the practices of their adherents.  The majority of Modern Orthodox Rabbis have views on the authority of Rabbinic Law that place them firmly in the Orthodox camp.  Those who don't tend to identify as Open Orthodox.  You can point to the low level of practice of some or many Modern Orthodox Jews as an indication of the non-viability of the Modern part of Modern Orthodoxy, but that in no way makes them Conservative.

June 17, 2017, 02:40:52 PM
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Re: Silent Killer
Your statement have proven that you have zero understanding of addiction. You think a silly thing like a stigma can stop someone who has started down the path towards addiction. The only one it helps, maybe, is the person who never starts.

And that person who never starts because of the stigma is not worthy of our consideration?

June 25, 2017, 04:34:05 PM
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Re: Court Orders Baby's Death
Umm, medical training and experience. 


Medical training and experience make one qualified to decide under what circumstances life is worth living?

July 03, 2017, 03:14:20 PM
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Re: BASICS Men's Slim Wallet $10!
I think it's time for such a wallet, curios to know does the cards slide out or fall out of the wallet easily?
They do not fall out period.

July 10, 2017, 10:09:22 AM
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Re: BASICS Men's Slim Wallet $10!
+'s don't feed the family.

Likes do. Hit that like button.
In this particular case, there is a significant difference between a +1 and a like.  +1 indicated the poster can confirm they don't fall out, whereas a Like would indicate that the poster likes the fact that they don't fall out.

Also, please PM how I can convert Likes to food for my family.

July 12, 2017, 07:07:41 AM
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Re: Silent Killer
At the face of it this sounds right, but I would not make such a statement without knowing all of the facts from more than just the family's point of view.
You are correct. I should have prefaced with “If this is accurate.. “

July 16, 2017, 05:03:38 PM
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Re: BASICS Men's Slim Wallet $10!
>:(
Not looking to steal yours :)

I'm pretty sure I've seen DDMS post with multiple HTs.

July 17, 2017, 11:35:42 AM
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Re: US Politics/2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/06/every-terrifying-thing-that-donald-trump-has-done.html
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/politics/9-jaw-dropping-things-donald-13417517

A clear majority of both lists is just nonsense or only bad if you are a progressive incapable of seeing a point of view other than your own. 

ETA:  I am highly unimpressed with Trump as President.  It's clear he lacks the discipline to keep himself from shooting himself in the foot (or chest) over and over again.

August 02, 2017, 12:17:45 PM
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
Any kashrus experts I can call about this?

Sure, plenty.  What do you want to be told?  :P

August 02, 2017, 02:35:25 PM
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
Gucci doesn't sell suits for more than 4k-ish

You haven't seen the elephant hide one.

September 11, 2017, 05:57:09 PM
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Re: Equifax hacked!!! Ouch! Guys, it's erev Rosh Hashana.  Take a deep breath and relax everyone.
September 18, 2017, 04:48:06 PM
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Re: Interesting Articles...
Coming soon to a shul near you?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/denmark/9317447/Gay-Danish-couples-win-right-to-marry-in-church.html

Crazy.

September 26, 2017, 11:34:37 AM
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Re: Mayim Bialik NY Times Op-Ed Backlash
May all your lectures be so short and to the point :-)

You don't need me to come up with explanations and interpretations, you can just read her piece again. She doesn't blame the victims. She does say that modest dress and behavior can and does prevent many things, but doesn't say it prevents all abuse, assault or harassment.

With today's need to check boxes and put everyone on a specific side of an issue, we spout absolutes ("She victim shamed. Tznius does not prevent sexual assault") and end up losing any and all nuance or place for reasoned discussion.

+1000

I'm pretty sure almost everyone here would agree on two points:

1) No matter how a woman dresses or how much she flirts, sexual assault is never excusable.

2) Western culture's objectification of women increases the likelihood of inexcusable sexual assaults by men.

October 16, 2017, 01:57:50 PM
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
How do I change emails to come into my primary account versus coming into my promotion account.
 There is one specific email which keeps on coming into promotions versus the primary account.

Drag it to your primary tab and it should ask you if you want to do this for all emails from ****@***

October 25, 2017, 05:35:51 PM
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Re: Trump-Republican tax plan bad for large families
How would this tax plan look different if people were able to vote on it instead of elected officials? Would that be a better structure?

I'm asking this only partly hypothetically- we almost have the technology today to get rid of elected officials entirely and replace them by giving voters the ability to weigh in on every issue directly.

The Founders chose a Representative Democracy over a Direct Democracy quite deliberately. 

ETA:  Here's an easy read:

http://www.economist.com/node/18586520

November 07, 2017, 05:26:06 PM
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Re: Where can i get it? (israel edition)
NEVER post a picture of a key online

How are you gonna find my house?

I agree, in general, it's a bad idea to post a picture that shows the cuts.  That wasn't necessary to determine the type of key.

November 10, 2017, 07:33:09 AM
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Re: Interesting Articles...
We'll have to see how it plays out but I did just look up some diaper rash cream (not for me) and it was more online than in the store and I don't think it showed a p/u discount.

I use diaper rash cream for many off label purposes.  Nothing to be embarrased about ;D

November 16, 2017, 09:30:42 AM
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Re: Master List: Israeli companies and sites that decline US cards
I just paid my mortgage with my US AMEX CC (there was a problem with my horadat keva). Try that in the US.
Sure it's not a CA?  Which bank?

I'd like to arrainge a permanet problem with my horaat keva  :)

November 19, 2017, 10:51:33 AM
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Re: Crypto currency and using your credit card to buy it!
No one knows the exact price when a bubble bursts, sure can go up much higher,this is a classic mania,  if analysts know they will not be analysts, they will be enjoying life in Monaco or the French Riviera sipping cocktails :)

+1k

November 25, 2017, 01:25:19 PM
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Re: Stocks
I might agree with you. but I still would like an answer to the question.
To short the VIX buy put options or sell call options.

November 30, 2017, 05:17:20 AM
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Re: Prison
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/06/cca-private-prisons-corrections-corporation-inmates-investigation-bauer/

I read this a while ago. Found it to be a fascinating read into the mindset of how quickly people can mentally human life as automatically worth respecting. I think it as worthwhile to read as The Wave.

Quite a read.  Just finished it.  I don't know how a moral society can allow this.  Far more important than tax reform, ACA repeal, or anything else for that matter is prison reform.

December 01, 2017, 01:23:58 AM
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Re: Stocks https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-regulator-says-allow-cme-130000292.html
December 01, 2017, 08:23:01 AM
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Re: Prison
Binary options issued by FINRA licensed firms may are pure gambling. All others are outright scams. I havent been in the stock market for 7 years so I dont know if there are legitimate binary options platforms. All those I've seen advertised on the frum websites are outright scams to steal your money.

You were trading binary options?

December 03, 2017, 07:02:23 AM
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Re: Interesting Articles... https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.826990

I suspect it's a bluff intended to get the Arabs to jump at what ever deal he offers as an alternative at the last minute.

December 05, 2017, 12:54:29 PM
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Re: Rubashkin freed from prison. Pidyon shvuyin is doche everything.  More than anything else this justifies every vote for Trump.

December 20, 2017, 05:44:30 PM
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Re: Prison
Both of whom never spent a day in jail and just discussed it theoretically and theologically.

!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!

Rabbis are not entitled to rule on matters of halacha pertaining to faith if they haven't spent time in jail?

December 21, 2017, 04:14:07 PM
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Re: Women in Jewish magazines
sexism - prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex.

Judaism doesn't discriminate against women, it discriminates between men and women.  Not being able to discriminate between things that are different is usually considered a problem.

December 31, 2017, 10:18:47 AM
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Re: Dan's Inbox: Where Fun Happens!
"I am looking for a good deal
To Israel. Can you let me know soon?
Thank you"

What a beautifal haiku!

January 10, 2018, 07:23:13 AM
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Re: Frum Orthodox Pilots
Why can't hashem make something seem older in order to test us?
Not sure why we need to go here in this thread though. The name calling is juvenile.

How else will we know if the Frum are Orthodox :P

January 15, 2018, 11:09:09 AM
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
How do I jump in my inbox to a particular date a few years ago?

Click the down arrow in the search box for search options

January 23, 2018, 08:47:50 PM
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Re: Stocks
Will take a peek ,any idea where I can start from, there is a lot of info listed in that link?
 thanks

https://www.investopedia.com/university/stocks/

If that is too basic, report back.

January 25, 2018, 06:08:56 PM
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Re: US Politics/2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread If this is accurate, this alone is ample cause for the firing of Comey, and IIRC at the time of the firing, Trump said it was because Comey refused to say publicly that Trump wasn't under investigation.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/29/fbis-mccabe-now-stepping-down-suspected-in-leak-against-white-house.html

January 30, 2018, 03:49:56 AM
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Re: BASICS Men's Slim Wallet $10!
Not so happy with mine, could be cause I have too many cards (11) but it's peeling the corners of my cards

Order new cards.

February 02, 2018, 12:40:54 AM
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February 27, 2018, 12:47:04 PM
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Re: Vaccine Discussion Master Thread All are obligated to assume the letter may not be authentic, unless proven otherwise.
March 08, 2018, 12:36:05 PM
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Re: Evolution and the age of the universe https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/03/28/turtles-use-flippers-like-hands-grasping-jellyfish-karate-chopping/

The Evolutionists are grasping at straws.  Desperate to find a single example of evolution, they discover a previously unobserved behavior a declare it Evolution.  Viola, a Proof! 

March 29, 2018, 06:23:37 AM
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Re: Stocks If you sold, what would be your target?  I'd say a stop loss needs to go at 1370.  A correction is likely, but I don't see signs of a reversal.
April 11, 2018, 11:46:40 AM
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
Limiting the forwarding of emails is a nice feature as well as the Confidentiality part.

I wish they would have a option to schedule emails though..
https://www.boomeranggmail.com/

April 15, 2018, 04:18:16 AM
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Re: Chilul hashem on AF This seems like a great way to book a seat for an infant.
April 19, 2018, 07:11:02 AM
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
Never saw this hechsher before who's hechsher is this?



Looks like this

http://www.torahindex.com/en/inst/institutionsDetail.aspx?index=2&instID=5679

May 02, 2018, 08:46:04 AM
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Re: Interesting Articles... https://nypost.com/2018/05/02/southwest-airlines-flight-makes-emergency-landing-due-to-broken-window/

@Chaikel

May 02, 2018, 05:50:20 PM
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Re: Fauda
With all the talk about Abu Mazen (Abbas) recent antisemetic speech, found the following picture interesting:



Seems like they call April - Nissan!
You can read Arabic?

May 03, 2018, 01:15:43 AM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting video thread...
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tsa-agents-search-96-year-old-woman-wheelchair-dulles-airport-outside-washington/

There is only one way to avoid this.  It's called profiling.  To some it's common sense.  To the liberal left it's abhorrent.  As long as the left's view prevails, this is not news.

June 10, 2018, 06:24:42 AM
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Re: US Politics/2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread
Ouch! Cliff notes?

Some say yes, some say no, popular opinion (at least at the time of writing in 2003) is no, long standing SCOTUS precedent leans yes.  That's what I got from scanning it quickly.

June 27, 2018, 11:34:45 AM
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