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Credit Cards And Finance / Credit Card with Parental Controls
« on: March 17, 2021, 12:48:40 PM »
I'm looking to open a card for a teen, to track purchases and be able to limit/freeze credit as necessary.
Is Greenlight a good option? Anyone have any experience with Greenlight?
Any other good options out there?

Politics / Post Cuomo World
« on: March 02, 2021, 12:10:09 AM »
Will Cuomo be ousted? And will NY recover from his poor leadership?


Supposedly Gab did this before Twitter banned Trump.

If you're having trouble getting onto Gab, have patience while they upgrade their servers. Hundreds of thousands are signing up every day.

Politics / Washington DC Jan 6th Masterthread
« on: December 23, 2020, 02:23:52 PM »
Which hotel will you be staying in?
Kosher Food?

 <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Orthodox Jews violently attacked by mob @ BLM protest last night in Philly. They told protesters they were there to show solidarity. Mob shouted anti Semitic &amp; racist hate as they assaulted victims. Spoke to victim, says he feared for his life. This needs to be condemned by all! <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Yaacov Behrman (@ChabadLubavitch) <a href="?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 28, 2020</a></blockquote>
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Just Shmooze / DOJ files lawsuit against Google alleging monopoly
« on: October 20, 2020, 11:15:52 AM »
I have a feeling Google will win this one. Everything is so politicized today, the judges will rule based on their political bias.


Dear Parents,

As you are well aware, Yeshiva sent home a request for consent to test for COVID last week along with a standard consent form. We would like to firstly apologize that we sent a standard consent form as opposed to a specific for COVID testing. This was an oversight on our part.

As this has very quickly been made into a contentious topic and due to the potential massive ביטול תורה דרבים involved, we would like to share with you the basic information as we know it with the hope that it will provide clarity.

The Governor released the “Road to Recovery” in June as a guide for the opening of the State of NJ. In that plan there were clear benchmarks with regards to what warrants shutting down schools and businesses. The benchmark that determines if a community is in “pandemic” phase is when 20% of tests taken, produce positive results. Lakewood was at 29% before Yom Tov. The Governor’s office was contemplating closing down Lakewood and reached out to the askanim in town with great concerns about Lakewood’s positivity rate. It is worth noting that at the same time, all towns around Lakewood were maintaining a rate of 1-2%.

In response to this, the Igud Rabonim and Igud Mosdos sent out a message asking everyone without symptoms to test. This had the intended results and brought the rate down to 14% by Isru Chag. This was enough of a change that the Governor backed off and was willing to allow the mosdos to stay open. However, the Health Commissioner made it clear that this is contingent on an ongoing effort to test students. The intent of this is to show that we care and are working with them. They delivered 20,000 tests to Lakewood after Yom Tov to help assist with the testing efforts.

Bikur Cholim and Chemed are both recognized by the state as valid testing agents. Bikur Cholim uses a company called Vault medical Services. Chemed does not administer a saliva test which is why Yeshiva opted to go with Bikur Cholim. There are a few points worth noting:
·        The consent forms that were sent out are held by yeshiva and are not given over to the medical company
·        The tester that comes down to Yeshiva is never in any secluded area. All tests are done with the Menahel or his representative present.
·        The consent forms were generic and did not specify that it was for a covid test. This was a mistake and is being corrected. Attached is a simpler corrected version.
·        Since this company has a State contract, the State is aware that Yeshiva is providing tests and is therefore comfortable with our commitment to conform with their requests, thereby allowing us to stay open
·        By law, the Governor was able to close us down before Yom Tov and he chose not to. The only reason that he did not copy Gov. Cuomo is because of the relationship that has been cultivated by hard working askonim, namely R’ Meir Lichtenstein and R’ Avi Schnall who spent the entire Yom Tov negotiating successfully.

In summation, if we do not comply with their request to test, they will shut us down so long as there are positive cases in Lakewood. In the past week since Yom Tov there have been approximately 500 positive cases in Lakewood. This was a result of symptomatic people who have been going to doctors. While this number is lower than it was during Yom Tov, it is still high enough to warrant government intervention. We are hopeful that the positivity rate will continue to decline in the city and we will be able to remain open. However, we need to do our part especially since the Governor has proven that he is willing to work with us.

May we be zocheh to be able to remain open the entire year and to be מרבה קיום העולם with the zechus of the הבל פיהם של תינוקות של בית רבן.

Credit Cards And Finance / Best Credit Card for teens
« on: September 07, 2020, 12:46:34 AM »
Not sure if there is already a thread or wiki for this.

I'm looking for a credit card for my teen that allows me to create small credit limits ($50 or $100) and change these limits regularly, depending on how my child behaves financially. 

Can anyone recommend the best credit card for this. Thanks.

Would also want the credit card to:
~ Be on my name utilizing my credit
~ Preferably have no annual fee
~ Be a credit card, not a debit card
~ Give me full access to all details on my teen's purchases
~ Block certain vendors or categories (like technology)

PS. I am doing this to train and teach my teens how to behave financially and I fully expect those who don't have teens to disagree with this method of parenting.

On The Road / Issue with Eldan Car Rental - Help
« on: August 16, 2020, 12:31:47 PM »
Not sure if this is the correct place for this question:

About 3.5 years ago, I rented a car from Eldan in Israel. A few weeks later they tried charging my credit card for tolls for about $30, but my credit card declined for some reason. Since then, I've tried reaching them many times to pay the $30 but nobody responds to my emails and I have no other way of reaching them.

1 - Does anyone know how I can reach them on the phone to pay an old balance?
2 - Will this affect my ability to go to Israel, will I be arrested for nonpayment, etc? Is there any way to check if this debt was reported to Immigration?

Thank you

These are the ones I've heard:

China Virus
Wuhan Virus
Trump Virus
Cuomo Virus
The Situation

Can you think of any others?

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