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Re: Shabbat and my United Flight He doesn't needa answer that.
October 31, 2016, 11:39:41 PM
Re: Citi AA Master Thread public no 24 month language offer.
December 27, 2016, 05:16:07 AM
Re: Drones Master Thread DJI Mavic Pro fly more combo $1,199 after $100 off at B&h. No tax on deliveries outside of NY state.

January 09, 2017, 10:41:51 AM
Re: Percentage Of Kids Texting On Shabbos Imho, at this point just be there for him as a friend. You're not going to prove anything to him regardless of the strength of your argument. I'm willing to bet that less than 5% of bal teshuvahs (both ffb and not) made their life changes based purely on being proven that yidiahkiet is legitimate.
If you are a true friend to him and are there for him regardless of his level of observance, you'll have plenty of opportunities to be mikariv him over time.

June 26, 2017, 07:34:44 PM
Re: Percentage Of Kids Texting On Shabbos
Should I just sit back and watch him drown? Was walking home with him in Shabbos and got home nauseous from all the garbage he told me. What did my listening help....
You think you or anyone else is going to get him to come back in a day? The last thing he needs right now is for you to sit there and argue with him ad infinitum and make him feel like you no longer care to be with him. Imagine the alienation that he's feeling right now, he's basically living a lie for the sake of his children. The best thing you can do right now is provide a listening ear and a comforting shoulder, respectfully disagree with what he says but arguing until you're both blue in the face gets neither of you anywhere. There isn't some magic thing you can say or one book he can read that will change his mind right now, it's a process. The best thing you can do right now is to make sure he, as a person, isn't completely alienated and made to feel illegitimate or worthless, that's what pushes people past the point of no return.

June 26, 2017, 08:42:31 PM
Re: Re: Interesting Articles...
There are many who use this issue to bash the community. That puts people who can resolve things appropriately on the defensive and makes it more difficult for them to do so since they are concerned that anything they do to resolve will be used to destroy. This is part of the answer to this.

That's going to happen either way. People are going to use the issue to bash the community no matter what you say. And do you HONESTLY think trying to convince them the problem is smaller than they think is going to help?   If anything it makes it come across that your energy is all going into defending your community where if you really want to help your community you would work on helping the issue.

And just as a side note, if those bashing the community because of issues like this heard you say "you're right, we have an issue, let's work on fixing this" they may be a whole lot less inclined to focus on the bashing and start working together to start creating solutions.

When you defend a community that clearly has this major issue, it doesn't look to others that you're listening to the problems and wanting to be part of the solution.

October 24, 2017, 09:19:28 AM
Re: "One Of Us"
How is it a stable life to see your mother eating cheeseburgers and your father learning gemara?? I dont understand what you think is stable?
Listen, a kid from a divorced house is going to have some things to deal with even in the best of scenerios. 
That's his pekelah.

And ideally a parent who changes his/her path still has the child's best interest at heart and plenty of times that means respecting how they were raised until a certain point. 

Compromise should always be part of the picture. On both sides.  And it won't be perfect no matter what.
But there is still something to be said for a child having a relationship with their mother/father.

You can't write off a parent just because they change their path.

It's not that I don't understand how complicated it can be. And I get not wanting to expose a kid to things but sometimes thats what life throws at you.

You shouldn't lose a child just because you change your path.

If that means becoming not religious. 

Or becoming religious. 

October 26, 2017, 08:46:17 AM
Re: Silent Killer
i politely disagree, the best way is yo daven. no need to be aware of nothing.
Also to stick your head in the nearest hole in the ground and to take a large puff of the exhaust pipe of the nearest running vehicle.

January 30, 2018, 02:21:39 PM
Re: Best way to avoid yq on Emirates with Jal miles Dear Efflpetzel.


We have reviewed your letter concerning redemption of Starwood points through JAL Mileage Bank to book award travel on Emirates.  Upon becoming aware last November that Emirates is applying a fuel surcharge to award travel, JAL promptly updated the Emirates fee information on its website and otherwise began advising our JAL Mileage Bank members of the surcharge.

We understand that you transferred Starwood points and/or made a booking through JAL on Emirates prior to the applicability of the fuel surcharge.  While JALís website and our agents advise that the fees applicable to award travel are subject to change, as a courtesy to you, our valued Mileage Bank member, JAL agrees to refund the fuel surcharges that were collected on your ticket ending 427.

The amount of the fuel surcharge was USD812.00. If you are in agreement, please kindly reply back with your acknowledgment and we will refund these charges back to the original form of payment. We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for being a JAL Mileage Bank member.   


Best regards,

Japan Airlines The Americas
Customer Support  Desk

This was for a reservation where the points were transferred to JAL before they imposed the YQ but the ticket was booked and flown after the yq was imposed.

I guess the DoT still scares the foreign airlines

I'm very surprised!

February 01, 2018, 08:54:39 AM
Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
I worked for the CH people GN, LH & SS. I forecasted over 2 years ago that the model didnít hold water and I left. Yet they are not scammers, just uneducated & inexperienced yeshivish ppl. A ddms post bashing them as ponzi perpetrators would be pure motzei Shem ra. End of the day itís the idiots who forked over cash and credit cards who are ultimately responsible for their lack of basic investing knowledge.

A better idea for a ddms post is investment advice:

A) Never invest with someone who has no skin in the game.
B) Never invest money you canít afford to lose.
C) Run every investment by a certified investment advisor (CFA, CFP, at a least a CPA) before investing. Retaining a due diligence company is also advised.
D) Have a lawyer draw up a detailed agreement with all investment details and waterfall.
E) Tip: Never invest with someone under 30, or with someone whose last venture or two went bust.
F) If youíre not an investment professional, putting whatever money you have available to invest in a S&P 500 MF or ETF is your best bet at investing, and stay focused on your day job/business and seek growth there.
All good and sound advice except for -Never invest with someone under 30-age has nothing to do with it, there are successful young entrepreneurs as many as old fools :)

February 10, 2019, 09:39:36 PM
Re: Over The Top Purim Parties Go educate your children about what you feel is right or wrong, that will do a lot more good in the world than constantly complaining about all the wrong things everyone else is doing. Stop trying to get other people to do what you consider to be the "right" thing, it's never going to work and honestly, it's not your place anyway.
March 25, 2019, 04:43:10 PM