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Re: Prison
Can't really say on here. Sorry. Gets into issues of representing the state in a non-official capacity and all that jazz.

November 29, 2017, 02:14:10 PM
Re: Prison
Prison isn't only about removing dangerous individuals. There is definitely also an aspect of it acting to deter the general population from committing crimes.
Being afraid for your life, not having a pillow to sleep on, using yoir shoes as a wedge to prop up ypur head when you sleep, 5 minute meals, strip searches, 15 minutea of phone time every 7 hours, starvation rations, open toilet stalls with half walls, single button shower heads (with whatever comes out as your only source of hygeine), laundry done in sinks by hamd and dried on plastic chairs וכו וכו'

I can go on and on. Thats not a deterrent. That's abuse

November 29, 2017, 10:45:52 PM
Re: Prison Just visiting.
December 03, 2017, 04:27:37 AM
Re: Wonderful Pistachios, No-Shell, Roasted and Salted, 6oz (5pc) $17.04 S&S
True, but many people need the pistachios more for the shelling than for the nut.  8)

I mean, b/c they're shelled, they could market this as frustration free packaging, lol.

December 04, 2017, 02:25:02 PM
Re: Prison
Contrary to popular belief likes do not feed my family, yet

December 05, 2017, 02:02:41 PM
Re: Prison  I doubt any of the people in the above scenarios are "living the high life". If they gambled away the money, then they're probably still gambling and the high life scenario is just a facade. Theyre stealing money elsewhere. Guaranteed.

Someone who has the money to repay and makes no effort to repay and shows no remorse is a sociopath.

2 things on anger that are well known but bear repeating:

1. Anger is allowing someone to live rent free in my head. Thats the most valuable space in my body why would I allow someone to live there rent free? I may carry it around and the person I'm angry with or at may not even know it.

2. Anger is like taking poison and hoping the other person dies. Get the poison out so I can live a better life.

December 08, 2017, 08:19:28 AM
Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
Literally would mean there was no one there - since there WERE people there you must not have meant literally literally
Not very appropriate comparison, but can't stop from being reminded of the Dzigan piece where the wife is complaining about the bonus her husband the bus driver was given. He has been a driver for so long and had only ran over four people. To which the husband retorts: ״אויך מענטשן. צוויי גאליציאנע, איין ליטוואק, און איין פרענק. אויך מענטשן״.

December 14, 2017, 08:50:51 AM
Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
Wow, Moko, that is interesting about Camel milk being sold now in the USA. Ain Beis Medresh Bílee Chidush. I also see that the camel milk is $18 per pint, which would be $72 for a typical size half gallon (4 pint) container. At that price, Camel milk drinkers should be more concerned that it may be diluted with cows milk, than the other way around.

Try here it may be cheaper.


December 19, 2017, 10:09:26 AM
Re: Rubashkin freed from prison. What's absolutely mind-boggling to consider is if the judge had not been such a zealot, and sentenced him to, say, 16 years (which would have been both (i) far more consistent with comparable sentences and (ii) not more than the 25 years the prosecutors had asked for!), the outcry would not have been as big, the support to free him not as widespread, and the unity among klal yisroel not as strong.

It was precisely because of the unprecedented 27-year sentence that he's out after "only" eight, and not sitting for double that.

I think there's a relevant lesson here. Not often are people in this world afforded the opportunity to see the maxim of "gam zu letovah" come to vibrant life, that if the hand of God is moving, it is only doing so for the best. 

An analogy that has always struck me is embroidery.  As you may know, the bottom of an embroidered picture is a chaotic, haphazard mess.  However, from the perspective of the creator, everything is in deliberate, beautiful, harmonized order.

Too many times in life we look up, shake our heads, and wonder "How could this happen?" "What did we do to deserve this?"

In those trying times, think of Shalom Rubashkin and the embroidered picture, and know that although it may look ugly from our humanly vantage (from the bottom), that is not so in true reality--from above, this, that, or whatever, is deliberate, beautiful, and for the best.

December 20, 2017, 08:01:01 PM
Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
Are you implying that likes shouldn't either be counted in JS??  :P
How would I ever get a like then?

December 20, 2017, 08:35:12 PM