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General Discussion / Which Overcrowded Spaces Need To Be Fixed?
« on: May 02, 2021, 11:24:14 AM »
As a bochur in 770 there were certainly times during Tishrei when I felt like I was getting carried with the crowd without any control or had to push back to stop from getting crushed.

Certainly claustrophobic, though at the time I didn't feel in mortal peril. Then again, others felt the same way about Meron in the past. And from what I understand, nothing was particularly different or more crowded than in the past.

I felt the same way at the Kotel on Shavuos at netz 2 years ago.

Maybe in this post-Meron world we need to examine, fix, or enforce capacity limits on other crowded spaces to avoid a repeat of such a tragedy?

Where have you felt like it could be too crowded for safety?

Up In The Air / Southwest Free Airport Changes
« on: April 29, 2021, 12:43:57 PM »
CLE-MDW: Free change allowed to CVG.
PIT-FLL: Free change allowed to MIA or PBI.
ISP-PBI: Free change allowed to LGA, MIA or FLL.
LGA-MCO: Free change allowed to ISP.
CVG-STL: Free change allowed to CMH or CLE.

Post more free changes below!

Up In The Air / AMEX 5 Credit Card Limit DPs
« on: April 26, 2021, 01:46:58 PM »
Apparently AMEX is restoring the 5 credit card limit as of today.
Anyone try applying for a 5th card today?

Tech Talk / Best Email Subscription List?
« on: April 14, 2021, 02:58:48 PM »
We've been using Feedburner emails for DansDeals since day 1.
Alas, Google is finally killing it off :(

Are there other free email services? Or what's the best value for 20K-50K daily emails?

Credit Cards And Finance / AMEX "Lifetime" DPs
« on: April 07, 2021, 06:46:59 PM »
Seeing DPs of getting AMEX bonuses again after just 4 years. How long did you wait between getting AMEX signup bonuses on the same card?

Just Shmooze / What Have You Received In Amazon Compensation?
« on: April 01, 2021, 11:31:36 AM »
Booked an Amazon Explore session for Chol Hamoed with 40% off.

Seller cancelled today with no reason listed and the time slot is back up for sale. I can't find any way to contact the seller.

Called Amazon and first agent said so sorry, too bad, but code is expired and nothing we can do. Asked for a manager and she said that she just spoke to the manager and there's nothing they can do.

Asked to patch me through anyway. The manager added a $50 courtesy credit to my account and emailed the seller to ask what happened and if they're willing to still honor the 40% off code ;D

Just Shmooze / Baking Matzah In An Ooni
« on: March 18, 2021, 01:23:20 PM »
Anyone use an Ooni to make their own matzah?

Lots of studies are showing that people who had COVID only need 1 dose of a mRNA vaccine to have more antibodies than people who didn't have COVID get in 2 doses.

Israel is following that, but the CDC is still saying 2.

I had my Moderna shot on Wednesday, and have the achiness and fatigue described in the 2nd shot by people who didn't have COVID. No fever though, BH, and advil is working reasonably well.

Doctors I've spoken to think the CDC guidance will ultimately be updated to 1, but they move slowly. They agree that 1 is logical and that I don't need to rush to get another vaccine.

But OTOH, if countries only up only up to people who had 2 doses of mRNA vaccine, I'll be annoyed I didn't just get the 2nd dose. And then there's the issue of "but the 2nd dose doesn't count if it wasn't 4 weeks later."

Then again I also think we'll see mRNA boosters out later this year to tackle variants. So I'll eventually get at least a 2nd dose anyway.

What are other in this situation doing?

Just Shmooze / Frum Jeopardy Winners
« on: March 10, 2021, 06:48:39 PM »
Zach Shrier won $22,801 on Jeopardy last night. Will he win again tonight?

Selling 1/24-1/31 in a Penthouse 3BR Villa at The Cape Thompson Hotel Cabo for $7,000 all-in. A shorter stay also a possibility.

Paid rate is over $25K:

View the 2 floor villa in 3D here:

3,000 Sq Ft two-story penthouse with 2,000 square foot rooftop private balcony including lounge seating, wet bar, BBQ, pergola, and plunge pool, offering unsurpassed views of the ocean and El Arco.

-Private roundtrip airport transfer for up to six passengers in one luxury SUV
-One complimentary pool cabana day experience
-Two Complimentary Surfboard Rentals per Stay
-Daily breakfast per person at The Ledge restaurant
-Tequila welcome amenity
-Daily selection of afternoon snacks and cocktails
-Craft cocktail bar and gourmet minibar
-Chef’s turndown amenities
-Three bedrooms featuring king beds fitted with custom sateen-woven linens, walk-in closets and private bathrooms
-Separate living area with bespoke mid-century Latin American luxury furnishings
-State-of-the-art rain shower with freestanding copper-leafed tub and luxurious cotton kimono robes
-Full kitchen with kitchenware, silverware and glassware according to maximum occupancy per villa
-Additional powder room
-Laundry room with washer/dryer
-Soak in ocean views from this 3,000-square-foot suite, with king beds, rooftop terrace with heated tub, fire pit, full kitchen, living room, and more.

Politics / Pence Will Not Invoke 25th
« on: January 12, 2021, 09:51:40 PM »

Politics / Predictions For What The Ds Will Do In Full Control Of DC?
« on: January 08, 2021, 02:40:28 PM »
New Iran deal
Higher corp taxes
Higher upper tier individual taxes
Uncap state tax/property deductions
Gun legislation

Politics / Welcome to the DDF Politics Board
« on: January 08, 2021, 12:19:16 PM »
Per popular vote, this is the new home for political discussion on DDF!

Posts here do not count towards earning highly lucrative DDF elite status.

DDF rules still apply, so please read them:

Let's try to keep things civil  :)

Politics / Does DDF need a politics board?
« on: January 07, 2021, 12:31:04 AM »
Vote now!

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