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Re: Tweets, Pictures, And Videos That Are Riots Related
Why I feel bad for white people... Blacks rioters may act like animals but white rioters act like stupid animals....

June 03, 2020, 05:06:28 AM
Re: POLL: Calling in the U.S. military to supplement city police forces.
What kind of warped logic is that? If the potential con was killing a million people, would you still say the pro's are definite and cons are maybe?
ok. Now you lost me.
You made a good point, he counters with a relatively good point and then you accuse him of
warped logic
while comparing
1. potential for escalating the violence round;
2. possibility of disobedience & damage to the military chain of command & reputation
killing a million people
now we've escalated to an to irrational
I stay out of this fray but y'all, on both sides, have turned me apolitical with this nonsense.
Now I'm sure you'll come back and say you never compared the two despite the quotes and say I have reading comprehension issues bla bla bla but these forums have downgraded into such nonsense lately, I couldn't help but add my own.

June 03, 2020, 06:34:10 AM
Re: Lawsuits Alleging Religious Discrimination - Covid 19 So far what I've taken away from the forums the past couple of weeks....
If I'm on my way to religious services and I'm stopped, I should say I'm just protesting.
If I'm on my way to protest after curfew, I should say I'm on my way to religious services, @CountValentine  is the only one who gets out, and do as I say, not as I do ואידך פירושא. זיל גמור. (Actually don't. It'll just be a giant waste of brain power)
Before anyone gets all high and mighty on me for not understanding, it was a JOKE.

June 03, 2020, 07:41:28 AM
Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
any store make good cheesecake (stores where the workers are wearing masks, especially while handling food)
IME often front of the house is wearing masks and back of the house wears chin guards

June 03, 2020, 09:50:11 AM
Re: Violent protests erupt across the country
Nope, everyone is welcome.
Now that you brought it up have seen any orthodox Jews joining the peaceful protests? Do you even know of any that have?
yup. Quite a few. But don't expect the media to cover. Yanky Brach to start.

June 03, 2020, 11:21:37 AM
Re: Lawsuits Alleging Religious Discrimination - Covid 19
No offense but this seems typical as of late. Quoting only part of a post and responding to it out of context while ignoring the rest.
you keep putting a smile on my face  :)

June 03, 2020, 02:23:02 PM
Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
Family is important and community as well, schools and shuls cannot be moved.
tell that to all the yeshivos and elementary schools relocating or opening branches in Lakewood...

June 03, 2020, 03:12:09 PM
Re: Violent protests erupt across the country
Is it of a "YUGE' elephant drinking blue Kool-Aid?!? ;) ;D

June 03, 2020, 04:26:13 PM
Re: Violent protests erupt across the country
We have a country of millions and we pick out an idiot here and there to make a point.
that's a mainstream and social media specialty. Right-wing and left-wing. Equal opportunity offenders.

June 04, 2020, 10:57:01 AM
Re: Violent protests erupt across the country
"They" are thinking that way. Visit a WN or racist site. A lot of sick jokes going around about taking a knee.
that took me a minute.... I was wondering what in the world @CountValentine has against Southwest...

June 04, 2020, 05:01:06 PM
Re: Used Cars Master Thread
I agree with the reasoning not to buy a rental, but anecdotally, I bought a rental minivan two years ago and I never had any issues. Halevei veiter...
I bought mine 5 years ago and no issues.

June 04, 2020, 08:10:19 PM
Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
Where were they on the southside?
Washington Park. It stretched from 55 to past the skyway.
A number of churches there used to be Shuls.
Interestingly enough, the Adler Planetarium used to be someone's house (Adler Family)
West Side also had a large Jewish community

June 05, 2020, 07:03:51 AM
Re: Bill D’Blasio Warns "The Jewish Community"
Is that like using the military against your own citizens?  ;)
yup. Often leads to a military coup

June 05, 2020, 10:08:22 AM
Re: Used Cars Master Thread
With a rental car you know it was maintained and serviced regularly, which is a pro compared to many used cars.
+1000 and it's mostly 20 year olds ( read: bachurim & college students) who are beating up vehicles which only accounts for a tiny fraction of the rental vehicles on the market.

June 05, 2020, 12:50:10 PM
Re: Will there be Sleep Away Camp this summer?
I thought "next week" was last week.
in general, people are very good at making firm and binding decisions to possibly discuss the matter at a later time

June 05, 2020, 01:25:02 PM
Re: Corona virus and your shul Think about all the healthcare workers and food service workers who have to wear a mask all day long. (Ye, some of them cheat but many don't)
June 07, 2020, 08:31:44 PM
Re: Defunding police is the answer to racism?
Glad you understand what defunding means.  ::)
it means different things to many different people. According to protesters in Minneapolis it means shutting down the police department.

Quote from: KSAT
That depends on who you ask, said Philip McHarris, a doctoral candidate in sociology at Yale University and lead research and policy associate at the Community Resource Hub for Safety and Accountability.

Some supporters of divestment want to reallocate some, but not all, funds away from police departments to social services. Some want to strip all police funding and dissolve departments.
Since you couldn't be bothered to look up the definition, I did it for you.
Quote from: Oxford Dictionary
Learn to pronounce
prevent from continuing to receive funds.
"the California Legislature has defunded the Industrial Welfare Commission"

June 08, 2020, 09:42:19 AM
Re: Is everyone really a racist?
Are you insane?

Fine, I'll bite: No, not everyone is a racist. No, it is not human nature to be a bigot.

Are you a racist? I'm not. If you are not either, you've answered your question.
is racism only excluding a race what about giving preference to your race, ethnicity, or religion?

June 08, 2020, 12:43:55 PM
Re: Corona virus and your shul

Mistrust of government and politicians

I agree with almost everything you write. Regarding trusting science and govt,
The scientists and govt officials knowingly mislead the country regarding wearing masks. Now, maybe they were justified maybe they weren't but the bottom line is that when you lie to someone, even for a good reason there will breakdown of trust.

June 09, 2020, 08:51:14 AM
Re: Defunding police is the answer to racism?
After 400 years with a knee on their neck what do you expect?
based on this line of reasoning, it's a real wonder why Jews aren't rioting around the world. It's been thousands of years of murder and anti semitism. I'm probably going to regret posting this....

June 09, 2020, 09:19:51 PM
Re: Violent protests erupt across the country
Not sure how I feel about big tech invading like that. Seems dystopian.
that train left the station a while ago

June 09, 2020, 09:20:49 PM
Re: Corona virus and your shul
I was invited to one taking place tomorrow night
I'm invited to one next week. Don't think it's a smart idea to go. Especially considering it will mean an overnight stay.

June 09, 2020, 09:23:35 PM
Re: Defunding police is the answer to racism?
It's a good point, but I think there is a legitimate answer. (Perhaps not the true answer, but a real answer in any event.)

Look at where 3,000+ years of persecution has left us? We are accepted here, have full opportunity, and can achieve any goal we wish to.

Look where 400+ years has left them? Subject to racial inequality, statistically overwhelmingly poor and unprivileged.
if accepted includes being the subject of knockout games, swastikas painted on our doors, and cat calls of go home, or Hitler should have finished, then yes, we've made it in life. Full integration.

June 09, 2020, 09:26:57 PM
Re: Defunding police is the answer to racism?
Source? Anyway, were they?
unfortunately Gentech is blocking all of my attempts at finding the page. I recall reading it in the book "Tough Jews"

June 10, 2020, 11:42:10 AM
Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
Yea, you're just proving my point.
please do not let such a thread continue with this downward spiral like the rest of the JS cesspool board...

June 11, 2020, 11:50:02 AM
Re: annexation, good idea or bad idea, and why? Since you didn't explain anything about the annex, you need to add an additional option "  'what annex?' You don't belong on this thread"
June 12, 2020, 07:10:57 AM
Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
As the saying goes:

"Ladies, if a man says he will fix it, he will.
There is no need to remind him every 6 months about it."
iirc, Handyman Moshe in Brooklyn had a tagline that said ' if your husband says "I'll fix it tomorrow", call me today'

June 14, 2020, 03:38:23 PM
Re: Where do you get your news? From here
June 15, 2020, 09:28:06 AM
Re: All About Grilling
Flip once or more than once. The great debate of all-time.  :)
Try both and see which you prefer.
This is called healthy dialogue.
the other threads are just a bunch of useless bickering.  :)

June 16, 2020, 08:50:43 AM
Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
They are not required to mask. You going to pretend they are safe?
no idea. As one epidemiologist put it to me, "we're all part of the world's biggest science experiment".
Since wearing a mask is at best a small discomfort that everyone can get used to fairly quickly, I'm big proponent of enforcing masks since experts tell that that has the best potential for stopping the spread.
I personally still wear a mask. My rational is similar to my rational for wearing a seatbelt. Although a seatbelt hasn't saved my life or prevented injury in 33 years, I still wear it because it's at best a tiny, tiny discomfort which has the potential to save my life. (Seatbelts actually have a longer history of saving lives than masks do)
When asked by someone in Lakewood why I'm wearing a mask, I responded , if I'm wrong, I've gone through minor discomfort and look a bit strange. If your wrong then people will start dying. "

June 18, 2020, 10:43:18 AM
Re: The Day After
My 2 cents:

Anyone who had a real business, which had solid fundamentals and was run 100% kosher, will be fine. He got a PPP, got/will get an EIDL, and will get Main Street lending. If he laid off employees, they got basically full income and are ready to come back end of July at the latest.

Interest rates are low, anyone in resi or multifam Real Estate will be fine, his property will only be more valuable now.

Nursing homes were handed very large grants and will have a lot more gov funding after this as well, to make up for higher payroll and less patients. Actually, this crises may have saved the industry.

All medical will do very well.

Retail sucked since early 2010's, don't blame covid. Jewish (specialized) retail is already back to full boom in the tri-state.

Simchas will not change (except only in the very very short term).

Anyone in Amazon, well - thats what happens when you get into someone else business, Bezos calls the shots. It's a risk that is unrelated to Covid. And now online sales will pick up so hang in there, 2021 will be a homer.

And any guys who worked for cash "schwartz" or stam churn here and there: Get a normal job and do things right, because when things go south the gov will now take care.

Proof all the this true - the markets.
your wrong. Depends on the business.
Take a successful caterer. The real money to be made is on big events. Fundraisers, large weddings, corporate events , etc. If a caterers business revolved around such events, those events are over in my locale through mid 2021 at least.
You can't stay afloat that long with reimagining the whole business concept and turning into a takeout store.
Just one example...
Of course you can reinvent your business model but that's hardly called "your business surviving" that's opening a new business.

June 19, 2020, 02:39:24 PM
Re: as useless as...
...but this forum has a monopoly on hypocrisy.  :P
you need to get out more

June 28, 2020, 05:22:21 AM
Re: Antibody result grading system/s Maybe a different scoring model? Perhaps positively negatively vs positively positively?
June 30, 2020, 08:19:26 AM
Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Not following. Who apologized for which religion?
I forgot the "  :) "

June 30, 2020, 08:56:26 AM
Re: תשפ

from @Jellybelly to @EliJelly   ;)

June 30, 2020, 03:04:05 PM
Re: Monsey Master Thread
What's happening now?
what a retarded article... I have a huuuugggee  earth shattering secret but I can't tell you yet but I'll tell as soon as I can...

July 07, 2020, 08:30:13 PM
Re: All About Grilling
Cool, thanks. Is that something that can be used in a small residential kitchen? And does it need to be installed permanently or do you put it in as needed?
needs to be installed. Alternatively, if you have two windows opposite each other, you can put a box fan or window fan in the window closest to the stove and it should work the same

July 09, 2020, 09:37:21 AM
Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
And now we can pick up this conversation in the Cancel Culture thread.@S209 ??  :P
when your spamming the rest of the threads about Dan's baby gift maybe you'll have some time to get it back on track.

July 10, 2020, 04:01:16 PM
Re: Is the need to feel safe white privilege?
If someone experiences anti-Semitism does that mean they understand what a black person goes through with racism? The same questions goes with the situations reversed.
But this conversation is really pointless.
Of course going experiences allow to us to have a unique I understanding of a situation that others don't have, but that doesn't preclude those same people from empathizing with the suffering individual or community.
A therapist is not required to allow themselves to suffer a specific tragedy in order to help individuals through said tragedies.  Part of empathy is acknowledging that you cannot truly understand the suffering (even if you had a similar experience since no individuals are alike) while at the same time using the tos at our disposal to mitigate further suffering

July 13, 2020, 09:41:44 PM
Re: Master Thread Of Jack6941's Awesome Amazon/Walmart Deals
McKlein USA Ceresola 15.6" Leather Wheeled Laptop Briefcase - 68.79

McKlein USA Ceresola 15.6" Leather Wheeled Laptop Briefcase ($68.76)

I got in on this just before the price jumped over $100.
I happened to have been in the market for such a bag and was about to pull the trigger on the Amazon basics one when I noticed this. Thanks.

July 13, 2020, 09:48:10 PM
Re: Pictures taken from or on the plane/airports (only taken yourself) Right seat BOS-LEB $56 RT no one else on board
July 14, 2020, 12:05:10 AM
Re: Tweets, Pictures, And Videos That Are Coronavirus Related


July 15, 2020, 01:48:28 PM
Re: Pictures taken from or on the plane/airports (only taken yourself)
Right seat BOS-LEB $56 RT no one else on board

Cape Air gate 27 at BOS C

My ride... Nantucket Airways 402c N88833

Opening the hatch for me

the best/worst seat (after the front right seat)...
Plane consists of 4 rows 1,1
The seats next to the hatch obviously cannot not be at the window, so the 2 seats are next to each other. If the plane is full, it's the worst seat. Otherwise it has the most room and these seats are considerably smaller than standard seats and don't have armrests.

Climbing out of BOS

Climbing out of BOS

The "terminal" "gate" "Security checkpoint" at LEB

Smallest airport I've ever been to. Smaller than WST, BID, and RUT

Unloading "carry-ons" from the nose

Climbing out of LEB

Climbing out of LEB

Sitting in my seat with my head at the ceiling... Not an adventure for @Something Fishy

Passing MHT

Passing MHT

Passing BVY on approach to BOS

Landing at BOS

Landing at BOS

Landing at BOS

"Cargo hold" behind the rear seats.

July 15, 2020, 02:22:18 PM
Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
Probably not.

Are the stores open on Shabbos?

While I'm not commenting on reliability of the aforementioned hechsher, but are you aware that most companies run full production on Shabbos? As far as retail goes,  Kof-K supervises BJ's bakeries open on Shabbos, OK certified Costco bakeries open on Shabbos, OU certifies Jewel bakeries open on Shabbos, KVH supervises Stop & Shop, Shaw's, and Star Market bakeries open on Shabbos. cRc certified Dunkin that's open on Shabbos.

July 15, 2020, 09:53:50 PM
Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
Make a custom shortcut to any web-page!

Drag the URL to your desktop to create a shortcut.
Right click the shortcut you created and hit properties.
Under "Shortcut Key" assign your shortcut.
And voilà it's done!
or just bookmark it
Not sure why you'd want to clutter your desktop with ahortcuts

July 15, 2020, 10:19:28 PM
Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
Whenever you have a major life decision, and you aren't sure what you should do, go to (or go to your search bar if it defaults to google), and simply type "flip a coin". All your tough decisions will come to a quick conclusion.
I believe that's how the CDC and WHO created their covid19 policies

July 16, 2020, 05:32:49 AM
Re: New Chassidish Community Being Planned in Tampa
Rabbi Pollack is an established rav there for 40+ years. A chasidishe rav
the Rav and his son the Rosh Kollel were very instrumental in making the new community a success.

July 21, 2020, 10:57:29 AM
Re: Which hotels have Two bedroom suites?
Moko - What is the rate of success in getting the upgrades to a suite (when there are suites at the hotel)? What level of loyalty status is that with?

IME, approx 90%.
I've only been turned down a couple of times when I really tried to get it. Sometimes, I'll request a confirmed upgrade from the hotel to a one bedroom immediately after booking and then request an upgrade to a two bedroom when checking (usually online).
Most of our success has been with TownePlace and Residence Inn, though we've also received such upgrades at an occasional Comfort Suites (2 bedrooms are rare), Hyatt House, Embassy Suites,  Staybridge Suites, Sonesta ES, and Candlewood Suites.
Most recent upgrade was winter break at the awesome Residence Inn, Neptune, NJ in mid February.
My wife wanted to wait to do YT clothing shopping when I went to kasher a pesach hotel near Lakewood but for some reason a friend urged her not to wait until last minute.... :)

July 23, 2020, 06:11:13 AM
Re: Master Thread Of Jack6941's Awesome Amazon/Walmart Deals
I got in on this just before the price jumped over $100.
I happened to have been in the market for such a bag and was about to pull the trigger on the Amazon basics one when I noticed this. Thanks.
just took it for a test drive today. By the time my trip is over I'll have tried it on 4 different aircraft.
TL:DR version: it's a gorgeous looking, luxurious feeling briefcase but has some serious flaws as a carry-on .

Now for the review: it's basically an oversized briefcase clipped onto a trolley. I'll post some pics after I get home.
From rear to front.
It has a double zippered sleeve to slide over a larger suitcase when not using the trolley.
Then large pocket at the rear with a separate laptop sleeve insert. I don't really see the point, but they tout it as TSA friendly... Who doesn't have TSA pre  ???
The next pocket is your "office pocket" with a bunch of different document, card, and pen pockets.
After that, is the 2 inch expandable zipper, followed by a slim full size pocket on the front of the bag which I found convenient for my laptop.
Lastly, 2 side by side small front pockets meant for cellphones and the like. This pocket has a pretty serious flaw, since the "clasp" is a fake buckle magnetic button which opens fairly easily.
The trolley overall feels flimsy and poorly designed.
The wheels stick out a bit on each side of the bag and seem to constantly get caught on corners and aircraft seats. Surprisingly, it fit on a 200 overhead when place face down, wheels out.
The clips also seem like they can put too much strain on the bag

July 23, 2020, 02:49:58 PM
Re: Dave Ramsey Plan
I don't ask for weight loss advice from overweight people.
that's probably sound advice unless you want to know what not to do.

July 23, 2020, 08:52:32 PM