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January 02, 2014, 07:23:50 AM
Re: Rare Award Space Master Thread (No discussion, alerts only!) UA tlv-nyc

Dec 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 28

September 14, 2019, 11:52:34 PM
Re: Everyday day things that you now say "Wow glad I have that". BREAKING: Chicago Jew maintains non-Jewish slaves to man his bathroom

An allegedly Jewish Chicago man has admitted to utilizing slave labor to turn his sinks on on the Jewish holy day of Shabbos. The man, identified only by his handle of "CountValentine," has specified that he seeks out "goys," or non-Jews, for this labor.

"I have a goy waive (sic) his hand over it," the Chicago native wrote on a popular deals forum site, in response to a question of how to activate an electric water faucet on Shabbos.

Jews are forbidden to activate electric devices on their holy day, which begins Friday at sundown and culminates Saturday night.

"Who would've believed that in the 21st century, such behavior can take place," flaming community activist [insert name] spewed. "And the Jews want to know why there is Antisemitism in America?"

Staff of [media outlet] were not able to confirm the Jewish ethnicity of the perpetrator, but his frequenting of the predominantly Jewish deals forum site "Dan's Deals Forums" points to that conclusion.

March 22, 2020, 11:36:59 AM
Re: What grade do you give Trump so far for his handling of COVID-19?
Is a certain governor available?  :)
I donít really understand this. Cuomo, whoís state has been hit far worse than every other state and is getting worse fast, is a good governor, while Trump is to blame for the virus? Where is the Stateís responsibility in this? Take New York out and the US has actually contained the virus really well thus far. Maybe the PM of Italy is doing a great job too..

March 26, 2020, 01:29:07 PM
Re: Compliant weddings
how long does everyone think it will take for weddings to return to normal?
mine is planned for mid june hopefully by then

April 19, 2020, 02:26:20 AM
Re: Delta to tlv opening May 8 I wonder how many of the whiny and salty TAs out there would even be TAs without starting out reading DD/DDF or working under somebody who did?

Kafui tov many of them I suspect.

April 22, 2020, 07:00:16 PM
Re: Avatars
His name is Chaim.
I would point out a hidden meaning to this: On DDF, often you feel like you're just going around in circles...

April 23, 2020, 07:27:18 AM
Re: Avatars
I would point out a hidden meaning to this: On DDF, often you feel like you're just going around in circles...

Wait... there's more?

April 23, 2020, 07:45:13 AM
Re: Calculating The Actual Fatality Rate
Facts don't care about your feelings

April 23, 2020, 03:27:39 PM
Re: How much is COVID-19 affecting your life now?
Memo from Meal Mart                                                                                                                                                                     

 _Dear valued customer,_
 _Due to unprecedented increase in costs associated with our shechita ,we are forced to increase our prices accordingly._
 _We will be increasing the following American Beef Cuts_
 _Effective April 22nd 2020_
 _All Bone in Chuck codes increased by $1.20 per lb._
 _All Boneless Chuck codes increased by $1.50 per lb._
 _All French Roast codes increased by $1.75 per lb._
 _All Chuck eye codes increased by $1.75 per lb._
 _All Top Chuck codes increased by $1.75 per lb._
 _We appreciate your business and wish you all the best during these difficult times_
Problem is that they will never go back in price.

April 23, 2020, 07:19:08 PM
Re: How much is COVID-19 affecting your life now?
Verizon? In Lakewood?
how did you guess?

April 24, 2020, 12:04:14 PM
Re: Tweets, Pictures, And Videos That Are Coronavirus Related
April 26, 2020, 02:59:25 PM
Re: Tweets, Pictures, And Videos That Are Coronavirus Related
April 26, 2020, 06:27:41 PM
Re: Delta to tlv opening May 8
When you use ur friends CC to buy stuff in the grocery, who is the costumer?
Whoever is wearing the mask.

April 27, 2020, 04:33:48 PM
Re: Delta to tlv opening May 8 Thereís something that I think needs to be clarified here. @Chaikel touched upon it, but Iíd like to elaborate a bit.

If you booked via a travel agent but your credit card was charged by the airline, that is NOT the same as if you booked directly with the airline. See, it may LOOK like a pure airline transaction, but itís not. Hereís what will happen:

You dispute the charge with the airline. The airline loses (rightfully so), and you get the money back on your credit card. Then, separately, at a later date, the airline sends the TA a debit memo for the full price of the ticket. Not just clawing back the $50 (or whatever) of commission that they paid the TA for bringing you; they make him pay the full $1,200 price tag of your ticket.

Yes, itís insane. Why are they allowed to get away with it? I have no idea. As my good friend and fellow TA @chff has said many times, ďdebit memos are basically a legalized form of robbery.Ē The airlines are bullies, and they take the agentsí money simply because they can. Like an immature brat at the playground: ďItís my ball, and you have to play by my rules. If you donít, Iím taking my ball and going home.Ē

So yes. If you dispute the charge, (a) you are putting the TA on the hook for the full price of your ticket, heís not just losing his commission; (b) you are not stealing the money directly from the travel agentís pocket, youíre taking it (rightfully) from the airline, BUT (c) know that you are directly causing the airline to steal from the defenseless travel agent.

Maybe you can get off by claiming itís ďonly a gramaĒ? Or perhaps the opposite - maybe youíre supposed to be mevater and not claim your money from the airline, if you know for a fact youíre directly throwing a frum Jew under the bus? I donít know. Iím a travel agent, not a dayan. What I do know is that if you canít reach an amicable compromise with your TA, then as a G-d fearing Jew, you canít just take the law into your own hands. You need to ask a shaila of a competent rav or dayan, and/or work the matter out in Beis Din.

Will you win, financially, if you throw your TA under the bus? Probably. But will you win in Beis Din Shel Mailah? Maybe, maybe not. At the very least, itís worth consulting Daías Torah before doing something that could affect your soul for eternity.

April 27, 2020, 08:30:54 PM
New Tzedakah Matching Funds Campaign Up To $20,000 - [CAMPAIGN ENDED]
New deal:
An anonymous partner pledged $2100 for a new mini campaign. He will match any donation of at least $100 with 3x the amount. So $700 from you equals $2100.
If $100 is too much for you, ask someone to help you, and share the mitzvah!
(As always, matches are subject to our discretion.)


Boruch Hashem, we have reached our goal. Members have contributed $5,000+ in 5 days, and we will match it shortly with $15,000, for a total of $20,000.
I will post when it is done (it takes quite a bit of time ;) ).
Thank you!!!

Contribute to any of the individual family funds here:
and we will (collectively) match your contribution 3x, so every ten dollars you contribute becomes FORTY DOLLARS (minimum $10 donation). Up to a maximum of $5,000, which becomes $20,000.
The campaign begins now, and ends next Monday (unless we reach our goal sooner).
In order to get the match, you need to PM me. Please post in the charity thread also, to encourage others to contribute. But do not put it in the wiki; let's reserve that for the actual tzedakah links.
Thanks to my partners, Dan, aygart, 12HRS, and 2x מתן בסתר. And thanks to chapshnell for maintaining the charity page.

Important note:
We will do our best to match accurately, but we cannot guarantee perfection. Ultimately it is left to our discretion and judgement. (If you already donated and do not accept these terms, please PM , and we will work it out to your satisfaction.)

Many people have already donated, large and small donations, some of whom are not posting on the thread. Keep it up!

Exciting update: Some of our matchers are considering matching even more than their original commitment, so please continue to contribute even after we reach our goal.

Note: Various questions arise re the matching. Therefore, it is all up to to our discretion. We will definitely (bli neder) give what we committed; the only issues that arise are re the exact allocation.

יישר כחכם ותזכו למצות

April 28, 2020, 02:35:20 PM
Re: Coronavirus Victims Charity Pages
Donated $18 to all the campaigns from (and including) R' Sholom Chaimovitz to Rí Aharon Daniel Malach - 13 campaigns.
I will donate 18 each to 13 campaigns. R' Yerachmiel Beiles to (including both) R' Yitzchok Zylberminc.
There is a catch. I read enough of these stories to last several lifetimes. Someone needs to setup and do it for me. Preferable someone I know. I will QP the money first if need be.
PM me.
ETA: If you have a preference you can choose 13 from the wiki.

April 28, 2020, 05:16:56 PM
Re: Bill DíBlasio Warns "The Jewish Community"
Gold from @Chaikel

Lol that is great. I am usually not political on twitter but that tweet really riled me up.

This kept me up late at night. Not enough characters on twitter I need to rant once here about all the aspects that bother me and get it off my chest to feel better. Feel free to ignore this it's for me not you.

Basically the entire NYC was outside yesterday b/c it was 67 degrees for once and everyone is feeling cooped up, many flooding the parks and violating social distancing. All ethnicities. Particularly egregious were people watching some planes do a tribute, according to the NY post they were standing shoulder to shoulder and stationary (a nice idea I guess but gun to my head a funeral is "more important" than any kind of plane tribute - I'm not defending chasidim here, I am just calling out these plane watchers. Some were saying they felt stuck when so many people gathered and blamed each other for encroaching in their space. Um you're not stuck, take your butt and go home.)
Meanwhile a group of chasidim pre-coordinated an outdoor, socially distant funeral for a very prominent and revered leader with the NYPD (which means they should get some of the blame for this falling apart btw), including masks being handed out. Granted people were idiots and it got blown to hell, but the effort was at least made at the outset. It gets out of hand, the Mayor goes personally to help break it up.

Tired and exhausted (probably) the Mayor at night takes to twitter and not only sees fit to call out this group of chasidim out of all the social distancing violators yesterday, but does so with the term "Jewish community" (!!!!!)
Important backdrop: In the past year, there has been a scary and meteoric rise specifically in anti-Jew hate crime in his city (Jews getting randomly beat up in the streets etc) under his watch. You would think he would be extremely careful and sensitive about doing anything that might negatively impact anti-Jewish sentiment? Like be absolutely sure your tweet will be helpful and do more good than harm.

Yet in an extremely turbulent time where tensions are high with this virus, he decides to point out chasidim and threaten them with arrest (Chasidim don't have twitter and won't see this). But now making a bad thing much worse, he doesn't say chasidish community or Williamsburgh community he uses the term JEWISH COMMUNITY.

Jews make up 13% of NYC. The vast majority of us are following the rules. Anyone reading this tweet won't know this. People are stuck at home and looking for news and in a world with fewer and fewer unbiased sources, a tweet straight from a politician carries a lot of weight as to the facts on the ground. People are going to think Jews are violating social distancing when the opposite is true. The overwhelming majority are following the rules. Come on we are hypochondriacs.

Lastly the hypocritical part. Bill De Blasio is famous for downplaying this virus in early march encouraging everyone to "get out on the town despite coronavirus" (3/2 tweet). 6 days after purim and 3 days after Lakewood rabbinic authorities banned public gatherings, De Blasio went to a gym. To this day, De Blasio takes a car to brooklyn to go for walks, which is counter his own directive to "avoid all unnecessary travel" (he lives near a park). Even if you think it's not technically harmful (I'd agree), it is still counter to his directive, period, and a good leader would go above and beyond to set an example, let alone fall short of his own guidelines even in a technical/non-dangerous sense.

I think I covered it all. Ok I can finally move on from this topic.


April 29, 2020, 10:15:59 AM
Re: Unemployment Help @cgr should be praised and applauded for all the questions answered here.
April 29, 2020, 05:05:27 PM
Re: Unemployment Help
@cgr should be praised and applauded for all the questions answered here.
Thank you. Glad to be of help when so many are struggling.

April 29, 2020, 05:13:04 PM
Re: Stimulus Checks
Anyone try the AGI 0 trick? Did it work for you?
Will try soon when 24 hours is over.. Crazy how the IRS, largest Tax managing business in the world.... can't get their act together.

April 29, 2020, 07:15:20 PM
Re: New Deadly Threat in the U.S. Murder Hornet Does Asia have anything else they want to throw our way?
May 02, 2020, 09:59:52 PM
Re: Covid-19 Symptoms In Toddlers - Rashes / Hives
The next morning the rash was gone... So we did not end up going to the Doctor.

But did you test him for antibodies? Can he get the rash a second time or is he immune? Did he catch the rash at a kids porch minyan?

May 05, 2020, 12:40:56 PM
Re: Will the truth come out how NYC & NYS made blunder after blunder?
What am I missing here?
Isn't this how it always works, if you work in a state you pay that state's taxes?
"screwed over" seems a bit extreme

"Thanks for risking your lives to come save ours! Please make sure to pay us on your way out."

May 06, 2020, 03:31:50 PM
Re: Will the truth come out how NYC & NYS made blunder after blunder? Umm.... releasing 1,500 Rikers inmates who committed the worst crimes & 50+ are already arrested again for not being able to hold themselves back??!??!

Deblasio is the worst mayor in the history of all mayors.

May 06, 2020, 03:50:29 PM
Re: Will the truth come out how NYC & NYS made blunder after blunder? I don't live in NYC but god dam NY'ers picked them selves the most stupid and selfish officials,

The cleaning the trains is worth nothing unless you do if after each trip, it was more of a cover up to get rid of the homeless.

The nursing homes were forced to take in covid patience which turned out to be mass murder situation

About 25% of the covid deaths were not confirmed

"Go take a job as an essential worker"  prob the stupidest thing cuomo ever said...

the list goes on and on...

Ventilators ventilators ventilators ;D

May 06, 2020, 04:30:17 PM
Re: POLL: Wedding expenses in the frum Community - BH for simchos? or out of hand?
Itís not the prices going up; itís the streimels. What used to be a thin ring of fur when I was a kid has morphed into a mega tall statement piece encroaching on spudik territory. If you create a piece using upwards of 50-100 tails it isnít going to cost the same as a $250 Borsalino.
What do you mean? 
More fur = more Chasidish = more frum = more heilig = more Olam Haba!

May 07, 2020, 09:37:17 PM
Re: Gentlemen: Charge your shavers!
I hope you donít think everyone agrees with what you.
Do you have sprint? You got cut off

May 11, 2020, 05:04:47 PM
Re: Hatzalah-Thon - Live Stream Concert & Campaign @Dan you sing beautiful!!
May 12, 2020, 06:11:58 PM
Re: Where to buy half sour pickles online for shipment to FL?
I am self-isolating and will be for the foreseeable future until there is a vaccine.  In the meantime, I have an odd craving:  NY Style pickles.

Where is the best place online to order the green crunchy/crispy half sour pickles like you get in a NY style deli?

Thanks in advance.
Perhaps book an appointment with your local OB/GYN...

May 14, 2020, 12:45:09 AM
Re: Quitting Coffee/Caffeine
I gotta say, this actually proves the coffee is dangerous. Every single one of those deals died.

May 17, 2020, 09:48:31 AM
Re: Today in sports history. I think he meant to say
Today, sports is history

May 19, 2020, 09:50:18 PM
Re: American Express SPG Luxury
Any recent DP on retention offers for this card?

I was offered 30k points to keep card open.

May 20, 2020, 01:18:50 PM
Re: What do you do at a thread with a poll in it? DDF'rs seriously need to get back to work ASAP.
May 26, 2020, 08:21:54 PM
Put up or shut up time The back and forth on this forum between the "it's over, COVID is done" vs. "humanity is certain to die out due to COVID-19" is nauseating (especially when in actuality, that's likely neither sides real opinion).
So....let's make this real. Right now there are 100K deaths in the US.
For all the people who are on side 1, pledge to give $1K to coronavirus victims campaigns if the final total of deaths is greater than 350K.
For all those on side 2,  pledge to give $1K to coronavirus victims campaigns if the final total of deaths is less than 200K.

May 27, 2020, 07:54:53 AM
Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
Actually, there were too many empty rows to count. I didn't "manage" to get an exit row. I asked nicely once on board.


An employee of Spirit Airlines allegedly granted a request from a passenger, the Associated Press reported.

The unnamed passenger reportedly asked if they can be moved to an open exit row. In a move heralded by civil rights leaders as a once-in-a-lifetime milestone, the crew member granted the courtesy, allowing the passenger to have the empty seat and enjoy the accompanying extra leg-room.

"Since women got their right to vote, I don't think there has been any single act that has encapsulated the advent in human rights as much as this one," the ADL and the NAACP said in a joint statement.

The employee was immediately fired from his job, with the airline citing a violation of policy as the cause.

"We don't give anything for free," Spirit CEO Edward Christie told reporters. "This employee risked the reputation of our company for a senseless act. He should never have been hired."

July 14, 2020, 01:12:13 PM
Re: New Chassidish Community Being Planned in Tampa
At this point, their legal troubles are over. There's not enough people moving there. They haven't built new houses in many years, only 1/4 of the allowed houses are built so far.

I can't speak to the community at large, but I have a friend living there who's only in it for the חלק שמונה. He's planning on leaving as soon as he's able.

July 21, 2020, 11:58:12 PM
Re: Nine Days -- What's on Your Menu?
Is a virtual siyum really acceptable to use as an excuse to eat meat?
You can watch a cooking show after.

July 22, 2020, 12:20:11 PM
Re: Dan's Tesla Thread
Give it some Like/RT love and add your own suggestions :)

1. Done.
2. Now controllable via voice control-turn off climate
3. Done.

July 23, 2020, 12:39:04 AM
Re: Is it just me or so far Amazon Prime Day has been a dud? In a stunning announcement, following their Prime Day 2020 performance, is rebranding as
October 14, 2020, 03:17:30 AM
Re: Taking all bets on Trump winning 2020 Election.
Talk about moving the goalpost, ROFLMAO!!!
Please learn how betting works before you start this non-sense.
It does not matter if a candidate wins by 1% or 50%. If the poll predicted that candidate then they got it right.

Let me see if I got this straight...

  • The bet is not about who wins, it's about if the polls are right
  • The polls are right if they get the winner right, but it doesn't matter if they predicted he would get 90% and he only gets 55%
  • You have no idea who will win, but you're certain the polls are right, but only on the winner and not on the exact percentages
  • I should learn how betting works, but you're giving straight odds on an odds-on landslide bet

I'm sure this makes sense somehow, but I'm not understanding it.

October 25, 2020, 05:47:29 PM