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General Discussion / Re: Law School
« on: Today at 03:08:46 AM »
-1 my rosh yeshiva has a vocabulary that could make your head spin. He has written many letters of recommendation for law school applications. They don't give those jobs to chimps. There are many rosh yeshivos that are both polished and worldly. Especially in today's world, being able to relate and navigate is crucial.
P.s. You would never tell by looking at my rosh yeshiva, frock and long white beard like the rest.
And if you don't believe him, read today's WSJ

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General Discussion / Re: Lookup a business's financials
« on: Today at 03:05:42 AM »
Where can I search for a company's tax return etc.?
Private or public company?

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The banks can and do have multiple shareholders, and many of them are Jews. How is it any different?
Banks voting power, and thereby halachic ownership is dependent on how much stock you own. Board members are paid, and don't have to be depository. Poskim differ if ownership or decision making authority define halachic ownership.

Credit union is one member one vote, regardless of how much each member has on deposit.

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didn't they solve this a few years back with quicken loans and the likes...??
*months.
Quicken loans is private.

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General Discussion / Re: Jobs/careers for non-smartphone users
« on: Yesterday at 02:58:57 AM »
IME regular 9-5 don't require a smartphone. Brokers, entrepreneurs etc. do. Many 9-5 jobs may want you to check in in the evening once or twice, which can be done from a home computer.

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Up In The Air / Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« on: Yesterday at 02:46:09 AM »
I'm standing by this data point, I hope transfers all go through Monday morning australia time.
I have a transfer that I put through last Motzai Shabbos, not yet in Qantas account
No longer standing by this data point. Been a month. Nada.

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On The Road / Re: Which hotels have Two bedroom suites?
« on: December 09, 2018, 01:08:21 PM »
I've had good experience with connecting rooms in hyatt place. It's very cost (points) effective.
Westin at mammoth has a bunch of 2 bedroom suites, some have a huge living room that can convert to a third room.
Villas Newport Beach, most of the Palm spring hotel, have 2 bedroom suites.
Often you need to call to book them with points.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Vaccine Discussion Master Thread
« on: December 06, 2018, 02:49:02 PM »
Probably very easily since it will most likely be an allergic reaction which runs in families.
Exemption is usually for immune system issues, not allergies
Why should someone from our community get the hep b vaccine?
That's a hashkafic question. This is a medical thread. But it's been a huge political issue in Israel, I think

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« on: December 05, 2018, 10:09:01 PM »
Something like this is perfect, but would rather have a dvd attached to the computer vs having a USB and connecting one when needed.

 Are those without the Dvd drive slimmer then those with a cd drive?
 Just a pain to have to carry the DVD attachment wherever and whenever I would think that I may need it.
Slimmer and lighter. Dvds have gone the way of floppy disks for the most part

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On The Road / Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« on: December 05, 2018, 03:15:40 AM »
Via Naomi Friedman @stop BDS on Campus
ACTION ALERT: 5 EASY steps to an EFFECTIVE BOYCOTT/BUYCOTT against Airbnb.

1. DO NOT cancel your Airbnb accounts.
2. Do not rent through Airbnb.
3. Use HomeAway/VRBO now owned by Expedia, Airbnb’s major competitor.
4. Contact Airbnb hosts and ask them to register with HomeAway/VRBO or another competitor (see sample letter below).
5. Email mortegon@homeaway.com (Mike Ortegon) to thank them for not succumbing to anti-Israel campaign mounted against them.

Sample letter:
Dear Airbnb host,
Airbnb recently canceled the accounts of Jews (and ONLY Jews) living in the West Bank/Judea and Samaria. I do not want to use a rental service that targets Jews for boycotts. Do you list your property with HomeAway/VRBO or another service? Please let me know.
Thank you.
This sample letter won't work, since airbnb blocks mention of VRBO and HomeAway. Host also won't be able to send you a link to their other listing or even their email address or phone number

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General Discussion / Re: Car Lease Master Thread
« on: December 05, 2018, 03:00:25 AM »
Need a suburban or Yukon any ideas how to work it?
Be prepared to pay big money, or buy used.

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Just Shmooze / Re: What are you drinking?
« on: December 03, 2018, 12:10:56 AM »

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Up In The Air / Re: UA: TLV-SFO
« on: December 02, 2018, 11:52:18 AM »
some saver availability in J, scattered through July

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Just Shmooze / Re: It is time for a serious Mature Adult discussion...
« on: December 02, 2018, 01:34:33 AM »
This from the guy who railed against frum people for days with regards to metziza bpeh. Meh

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