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Nice Story During the Holocaust, a large group of Jewish women were rounded up to be sent to the gas chambers. As the group gathered their possessions to take with them into the camp the evil Nazi officers called out to all the villagers who were standing by watching, "Anything that these Jews leave behind you may take for yourselves, because for sure they will not be coming back to collect them!"
 
Two Polish women who were standing nearby saw a woman towards the back of the group, wearing a large, heavy, expensive coat. Not wanting to wait to see if others got the coat before them, they ran to the woman and knocked her to the ground, grabbing her coat and walked away. As the Jewish women were being led away, these two Polish women lay down the coat to divide the spoils of what was hiding inside. As they rummaged through the pockets, they discovered gold jewellery, silver candlesticks and other heirlooms, but still, as they lifted the coat it seemed heavier than it should be. After further inspection they found a secret pocket, and hidden inside the coat was a little baby girl. Shocked at their discovery, one of the women insisted to the other, saying: "I don't have any children, and I'm too old to have now. You take all the gold and silver and let me take the baby".  The deal was agreed and the Polish woman took her new 'daughter' home to her delighted husband. They raised the Jewish girl as their own, treating her very well, but never told her anything of her history. The girl excelled in her studies and became a successful paediatrician, working in the top hospital in Poland.
 
After some years the girl's 'mother' passed away. A week after, she received a knock at the door. An old woman invited herself in and said "I want you to know that the woman that passed away last week was not your real mother..." and she proceeded to tell her the whole story. The girl did not believe her at first but the old woman said to her "When we found you, you were wearing a beautiful gold pendant with strange writing on it which must be Hebrew, I am sure that your mother kept the necklace, go and look" and with that parting advice she left.

The girl went into her 'mother's jewellery box and found the necklace just as the woman described. She had it extended and wore it every day, but thought nothing more of her Jewish roots.
 
Sometime later, she went on holiday abroad and saw two Lubavitch boys. Seizing the opportunity she told them entire story and showed them the necklace. The boys confirmed that a Jewish name was inscribed on the necklace but did not know what to say about her status. They recommended that she send a letter to the Lubavitch Rebbe explaining everything. She sent off the letter and received a speedy reply saying that it is clear from the facts that she is a Jewish girl and since she had a special talent, she should use her invaluable skills in Israel, a place in desperate need of talented paediatrician's.
She took the Rebbe's advice and moved to Israel where she approached a Beis Din who declared her Jewish. She was accepted into a hospital to work, and she met her husband and raised a family.
Some years later...
When there was a terrorist attack at the Sbarro cafe in the centre of Jerusalem in August 2001, this woman was walking nearby with her husband. She told her husband to return home to the kids and she proceeded to rush to the scene where she treated the wounded and helped the injured to hospital.
When she arrived at the hospital she met an elderly man who was in a state of shock. He was searching everywhere for his granddaughter who had become separated from him. She calmed him down and went with him to search amongst all the patients in order to find his granddaughter. Asking how she could recognize her, the frantic grandfather gave a rough description of a gold pendant necklace that she was wearing. After searching amongst the injured, they finally found the granddaughter who was wearing the necklace. At the sight of this necklace, the paediatrician froze. She turned to the old man and said: "where did you buy this necklace from?" "You can't buy such a necklace" he responded, "I am a goldsmith and I made this necklace.  Actually I made two identical ones for each of my daughters. This is my granddaughter from one of them, and my other daughter did not survive the war"
 
...And this is how the Jewish Polish girl was reunited with her father.

November 29, 2010, 02:34:25 PM
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Re: Lakewood Baby Left In Car
i am a parent and i have never left my child in the car. but i did set that waze should remind me. i believe we are all humans that can make mistakes. this is not specific to this case since i did not research it. but so many times it is a simple mistake that costed the child its life, and the parent left with guilt forever
Problem with Waze is that I often shut if off before it tells me Ive arrived.

September 01, 2016, 02:57:00 PM
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Re: BOGO Tuition Scam
An administrator at a Lakewood school told Matzav.com dryly, “It’s called the Bogo Fund, but it might has well be called the Bogus Fund.”

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:yow1TXjQE2UJ:matzav.com/suspicious-bogo-tuition-fund-raising-concern-among-askanim/+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Or the Pogo fund, checks guaranteed to bounce :D

September 04, 2016, 08:34:17 PM
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Re: Jokes Master Thread
Is this your wife?
Women Of The Mall...

September 04, 2016, 08:57:55 PM
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Re: Smoking Meats
I'm thinking of smoking a pastrami. Any thought? Input?
yes an invite.

September 05, 2016, 10:42:42 AM
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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless... Sorry to interrupt, but on the topic of the thread title:

What are your profits going to be ?

September 07, 2016, 10:49:26 AM
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Re: Lowest Price! Huy Fong Sriracha Chili Sauce, 28 Ounce (Pack of 6) $11.58
I hope you didn't pay for that meal!  :)
Btw what is your profile picture suppose to be? A rebba shooting another rebba? Or hitting him?

Ask TimT. We've been over this at least a few times on the forum. It's malkus on erev Yom Kippur. It's a Zalman Kleinman painting.

ETA: Here, I did my own TimT work:

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=66067.msg1554381#msg1554381
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13790.msg1549012#msg1549012
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=40225.msg783890#msg783890
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=40225.msg783981#msg783981
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=18685.msg1104238#msg1104238
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21201.msg1415605#msg1415605

September 08, 2016, 04:43:14 PM
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Re: 2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread The most shocking thing is that Trump hasn't said anything yet. I'm picturing him tied up kicking and screaming begging for a phone to tweet with, and his team showing him giant golden Trump signs to try calm him down.
September 11, 2016, 09:12:49 PM
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Re: Note 7 - Recall
Samsung is lucky it's an election year. Otherwise this would be the top headline.


Apple is Trump and Samsung is Hillary.

Apple couldn't care about what anyone thinks, they always know best.
Shoot themselves in the foot by removing the headphone jack.

Samsung could take over that market share if their phones would survive the 2 year contract.

September 12, 2016, 09:31:48 PM
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Re: Interesting Articles... http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/were-the-only-plane-in-the-sky-214230
September 13, 2016, 12:49:57 PM
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Re: Best one-liners Always proofread carefully to make sure you didn't anything out.
September 25, 2016, 07:56:50 PM
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Re: Public letter
Who here grew up thinking that S'dom was so far out and now sees it live and in living color?

I've had experience with S'dom. I used to be short, but I stayed there overnight once.....

September 26, 2016, 08:23:49 PM
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that's not even including the giftcard!!
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Or

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September 27, 2016, 10:03:36 AM
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Re: Chinet 16oz 50-Count Cups & Lids $6.23 from Amazon (Add-On Item) G25PPAOH
October 05, 2016, 11:17:49 AM
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Re: Chinet 16oz 50-Count Cups & Lids $6.23 from Amazon (Add-On Item)
SearchGuy - all you have to do is search and you'll find your answer
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52555.msg1517399#msg1517399

October 05, 2016, 01:43:33 PM
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Re: Public letter I have a disorder where I feel like I am a davar yesh bifnei atzmo while in truth I am really ayin v'efes mamash. It causes me a lot of distress and I have been trying to transition to my real identity.
October 06, 2016, 11:44:19 AM
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Re: 2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread


Disagree. Sure, there is a lot of bad about each candidate and also a lot of bad things that each might do as president. But let's admit to ourselves that nearly everything we are discussing here will either not come to pass (e.g. world war 3, deporting forgeigners, etc) or is something bad that we can learn to deal with (whether for you that means higher taxes, more liberal policies, less pride in being American, etc). What we really want is to have an end to hearing about all this pointless garbage ad nauseum and get on with our lives. An end to pretending that Hillary is obviously the right person for the job and Trump is so embarrassing that we are somehow personally ashamed he is a republican nominee. No more commercials telling us we are too stupid to know right from wrong and telling us in as patronizing a way as possible what we should be thinking about each candidate. An end to the divisiveness that exists within close circles of friends and families over what one or the other is "blind" about or "biased" to. So please, don't tell me it will be worse later, the election cycle is lunacy and I cannot wait for it to be over.

Ask anyone who doesn't like Obama - they'll say the guy has been a disaster of a president and did as much as was possible to change America for the worse. Yet, we got through it. This too shall pass - but we'd like it to be sooner rather than later.

November 02, 2016, 02:23:04 PM
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November 05, 2016, 08:24:23 PM
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Re: 2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread
I am feeling so sad...  :'(

It looks like this is over.  :'(
Hashem Melech, Hashem Maluch, Hashem Yemloch l'olam vaed
No need to be sad. The two clowns are just puppets.

November 08, 2016, 08:43:25 AM
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Re: Panasonic Phone, Security, and Monitoring System - $80-$100 (Normally $180-$230)
I have it in my cart, ready to buy it, do you think that the Square Trade Protection is important? What's your personal opinion (I'm always conflicted about warranties). If yes, 2 years or 3 years?

For starters you could add that within 30 days, so don't wait on ordering it.

Secondly, I would rely on Amex and call it a day.

November 08, 2016, 11:45:25 AM
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Re: 2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread Clearly I need to listen to Rafi more.
He told me before I went to games 6 and 7 that the Cubs were going to win.
And he told me before he went to sleep at 7pm yesterday then Trump was going to win.

November 09, 2016, 11:58:48 AM
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November 15, 2016, 01:57:33 PM
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Price Guide Master Thread This thread should serve as a guide to help people know what a good deal is.

Not all DDMS Deals set the bar for what the price is for that item, as some of them might be so low that a higher price later is still worth mentioning.

Also note not all products are identical while Dial Soap might be acceptable at less than .33 a bar,
Dove Soap may fetch double the price and be considered a great deal at .57 a bar. Feel free to update the wiki to add more brands in as well.

Also note that each unit may have different qty like toilet paper more squares or toothpaste more oz.

I hope this will help serve as a guide.

Feel free to update the Wiki make sure to add a URL to a matching page on DDMS.

HT MYI

December 01, 2016, 02:26:20 PM
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Re: Guess The City! Broken water main in Lakewood?
December 06, 2016, 05:11:52 PM
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Re: 2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread @JTZ - I apologize for the wall of text, but I feel this is important context to provide for the discussion.

Most of us on this forum are visibly Jewish. If we don't have beards and hats, we have kippas and tzitzis, etc. I would be surprised if the number of people here who have had an anti-Semitic experience is less than 100%. The stats show that Jews are on the receiving end of more hate crimes than any other group.

I've gotten middle fingers in Johannesburg, been spat on in Durban, and often walk over a swastika etched into the sidewalk near my in law's home in one of the Mid-Western United States. When I was in Yeshiva in Paris for a year, friends of mine where beaten up (This was almost 15 years ago - now it is MUCH worse).

I was spat on in an airport when I was 13. At least a dozen people saw it. The spitter was more than double my age. No one did or said a thing.
Those fist fights in Paris? Some were on full trains. Again, no one did or said a thing.

I have never reported a hate crime. No one I know ever has - and I know people who have experienced far more violent things then I have.

I live in Brooklyn, a truly liberal and hip city (Hilary Clinton's headquarters). Swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti are common occurrences - in alley ways, on subway platforms, and more.  When a group of thugs threw rocks at a school bus filled with little Jewish kids it didn't even make local news. A Chassidic guy was left unconscious under a car one night after a spate of anti-Semitic events - it only made the news when a few hundred of us marched to the precinct the next day.

You know what made news? When a swastika was painted the day after Trump won.

Weird, huh?

That Muslims and Neo-Nazis beat us is to be expected. But, in a sense, you know what is worse? Leftist, liberal self-righteous hypocrites who find it ok to mock, ridicule and antagonize "Ultra-Orthodox Right Wing Fundamentalist" Jews - while throwing fits of rage at every perceived micro-aggression against any other minority or race.

For example:

Gentrification is a big deal. Neither I nor any of my friends can afford to buy a home in our neighborhood. Renting an apt is nigh impossible. But whenever you read or hear about gentrification in Crown Heights, you will find out about Chassidic Landlords (Slumlords) who are mistreating and pushing out the Black community.  Of course lower and middle class blacks are being pushed out. So are the Jews! But it is ok for the media to paint the Chassidic community with the broad anti-Semitic brush of being hook nosed landlords cheating the poor blacks out of their money and homes. In actuality, it is market forces being driven by young artisanal, hipster farm-to-table vegans which are responsible.

This anti-Semitic attitude directly contributes to the violent antisemitism I sampled above, just as Al Sharpton’s “diamond merchant” rhetoric led to riots and murder.

This is just one tiny example that I deal with in NYC, one of the largest concentrations of visible Jews on the planet, in the shining pride of Western civilization. In other places, it is far, far worse. (Look at Jeremy Corbyn in the UK for a start, and we can go from there.)

So that's why we don't care about hate crime stats. We know firsthand that they don't even begin to tell the story. That's why we are so skeptical of leftists and the media speaking of hate crimes - we have a long history of them not only ignoring hate crimes committed against us, but agitating and prodding those who do us actual harm.

December 07, 2016, 12:06:46 PM
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Re: You might be a DDFer if... ...you understand what happened between A, B, and C, aka Ruvain Shimon and Emkay.
December 08, 2016, 11:35:53 AM
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Re: looking for treadmill Lakewood Isn't the first step towards losing weight to hang up all the laundry that's on the treadmill?
December 23, 2016, 11:57:35 AM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread


January 12, 2017, 08:07:49 AM
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Re: Clearblue Plus Pregnancy Test, 3 Pregnancy Tests $4.74 (Amazon)
Basha Tova!
That name will only work if it's a girl

February 13, 2017, 03:00:26 PM
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Re: Free Amazon coupon code for $8.62 In other news, Michigan is still too close to call.
February 23, 2017, 04:50:40 PM
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Re: Best one-liners Conspiracy theories are a lot like moon landings. They're all fake!

via r/jokes

March 14, 2017, 01:43:34 AM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
March 15, 2017, 05:16:20 PM
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions) Filed in the "I was not expecting THAT" section, Dedi is coming out with a new album and has released a single from it:

http://jewishmusicreport.com/2017/03/19/new-single-bou-nesameach/

March 20, 2017, 12:54:00 PM
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Re: @DansDeals Twitter Notifications
These are all things out of our control, and just how Twitter decides to send it.
Oh sure, Dan can fix Google, but he can't send out a simple text message.

March 30, 2017, 08:16:05 AM
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Re: Crayola’s Retiring One Of Their Crayons For The First Time Ever
That's major news.

I would guess they are retiring a color that the average male cannot name (men's color palettes have fewer names than women palettes) or white.


"white" is going to be replaced by "privilege"

March 30, 2017, 10:27:57 AM
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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
March 30, 2017, 07:44:04 PM
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Re: Host A DansDeals Seminar?
There isnt "being" anything ever. I know its the wrong thread but every Brooklyn bais yaakov girl or boro park chusid that says that something is "being" instead of "going to be" needs to be taken out back and beaten until they get it out of their vernacular.
Aren't you going to be to rough on him?

April 06, 2017, 09:40:49 AM
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Re: Amazon
Free shipping for non prime members on orders over $35!!
Sweet! Prime members have to pay? Glad I'm not prime!

April 06, 2017, 07:23:54 PM
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Re: "כאלה"
+1

Seriously explain to me how this started. Why not pick any random word to sing along with. Is there a deeper meaning?
it is common for many azla geresh's
+1
katonti
They say that a baal koreh once came to the Satmar Rav Z"L to complain that his income is not enough for him to make ends meet. The Satmar Rav asked him, "and the kehilla never helps you out??!". The man replied, "Yes, twice a year, by katonti and by halo heima..."

April 20, 2017, 06:41:25 PM
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Re: Shlichus Addiction?
I assume that was his point. According to Google.

the way you say antiaircraft in hebrew is nafka mina. Because if you try to shoot a plane with an AK47, there is no nafka mina.  if you want a nafka mina, you need anti aircraft.

April 22, 2017, 11:28:38 PM
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Re: Looking for a Nice and Cheap Getaway
My wife and I are in dire need of a vacation, the best time for us is in August after Tisha B'av. I'd like to go somewhere nice but inexpensive, not looking to spend much money and I don't have lots of points (~80k UR, ~47k SPG, ~75k Thank You Points - is that even worth anything for travel???). As far as I'm concerned it can be anywhere that isn't in the Tri-State area (domestic or international), and we should be able to blow off some steam for 7-10 days, nothing fancy. Any ideas?

Have you been to Toronto? My fiance and I are planning a trip there later this month and it seems to be a fairly causal vacation atmosphere. Dan has a couple of trip reports and I'll hopefully have one soon following the end of the month.

May 02, 2017, 01:38:37 PM
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Re: airline customer service hearing on capitol hill although the actual "hearing" is over, i spoke with congessman shuster's office (chairman of transportation committee) and they strongly recommended that we contact the committee as they are currently reviewing options for new legislation on airlines. they are reviewing yesterdays hearing as well as other info that they receive about customer complaints against airline practices
if they get dozens of complaints about mileage devaluations and other unfair practices, they will probably do something
THIS IS OUR CHANCE!!! CONTACT THEM, AND YOUR CONGRESSMEN NOW!!!
a short clear email and phone call is all they need. please repost. Dan, perhaps you can write a list of unethical airline behavior, especially regarding mileage programs, and how its obvious the airlines are bullying us as consumers, and post it on main site. Thanks!

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
U.S. House of Representatives
2251 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-9446
Transport@mail.house.gov


May 03, 2017, 02:14:16 AM
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Re: Viva La Revolución! Time-traveling to Cuba with Something Fishy, whYME, and CITH [Something Fishy] Ah, Cuba. The national Capitol, an arguably beautiful building, has been closed for years due to danger of collapse. The Gran Teatro, home of the National Theater and the world-famous Cuban Ballet, is in the same state. Both are set on the main boulevard in Havana, and are themselves surrounded by crumbling buildings.

The Capitol and its environs:




On one side of the street, the Gran Teatro on the left and fancy hotels on the right:



On the other side of the same street, this:





Photo by whYME:



Juxtaposed:



The Capitolio itself:



Photo by whYME:



If the building seems familiar, you're right: the Capitolio is a near-perfect copy of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, but was purposely built twelve feet taller (not that they're bitter, or anything):



We hung around in front of the Capitol for a good while doing some people- and car-watching... Can't get enough of that here.

Photo by whYME:



Cool taxi:



Traffic:





"Kid Chocolate" ice cream:



Photo by whYME:



Chillin'. Photo by whYME:



Some more cool cars:







Selling drinks:



No idea how this got here:



The construction barrier around the Capitol was decorated with old film scenes. This "Brooklyn" one caught my eye:



Photo by CITH:



Photo by CITH:



Photo by CITH:



Photo by whYME:



Popcorn vendor:



Photo by CITH:



Photo by CITH:



We struck up a conversation with a truck driver and some pedicab owners:







Photo by CITH:



They were fascinated by my large shoes; they'd never seen something like this. We were actually attracting a small crowd, everyone wanting to take a picture:



Photo by whYME:



By and by we meandered over to the big taxi area. This is the place where those who own classic American cars in good condition all gather to give tourists a tour of the city (but as mentioned in an earlier segment, rather flag one down on the Malecon and you'd get a far better price).

(There will be lots of classic car pictures here. You have been warned )



Photo by whYME:







A stunning 1958 Edsel Pacer, one of the most beautiful cars ever produced:













Edsel interior:



1952 Chevy Special Deluxe. This car illustrates a very common fact about these cars: while the outside may be meticulously maintained, the interiors are usually an entirely different story - note the loose wires, the cobbled-on tachometer, the zip ties holding the steering column in place, and the beach chair and hat covering a large hole in the seat :D:









Photo by whYME:



Old Ford:







1958 DeSoto. This particular specimen is a mashup of two different models, the Sportsman and the Firesweep (my best guess is that it was a Sportsman originally). For good measure, the steering wheel was cannibalized off a Mercedes:









Photo by whYME:



The driver insisted on climbing in and posing for a picture:



Late-1950's Ford Fairlane:









Some cute Chevys:



Photo by whYME:







This guy seemed to be running the entire taxi operation:



Discussing something with the DeSoto Sportsman slash Firesweep slash Mercedes driver:



A statue of Jose Marti in the park next to all the cars. Photo by whYME:



Rat on dog. Don't ask:



Photo by whYME:



Having seen enough cars for the day (finally!), we made or way to our sunset location.

I remember the exact moment that I decided I need to go and see Cuba: it was around 2010, and I came across a wonderful picture showing the Cuban Capitol at dusk, from a high vantage point, and the street in front lined with classic cars in all colors of the rainbow. It was as I was staring at that picture that I know that I must go and see that for myself.

So when after many years the trip to Cuba was a reality, I set out to find the vantage point whence that picture was taken, and figure out how to get up there myself. It took many weeks of searching and reading before I had the spot pinned down: Hotel Parque Central. The problem was that rooms here were north of $500 a night, let alone a room on one of the higher floors, which I'd need for this shOot. No way I am shelling that out.

But it didn't take long and I hit paydirt: Their rooftop bar should provide me with the vantage point I need. So long as we act like we belong, we should be able to get onto the roof without anyone asking any questions.

So this how we found ourselves now, sneaking into the rooftop pool and bar of the most expensive hotel in all of Cuba.



We marched into the hotel, and were hit with a literal wall of cold air, and a figurative wall of opulence. For all we know, we could be in the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Poor, crumbling, Cuba was on that side of the door; here is only luxury and comfort for politicians and rich westerners:




We took the elevators to the highest floor, and from there the stairs to the roof. We sat down at a table by the bar, where a smartly-dressed waited appeared instantly and took our orders - two beers and a coke. Needless to say, these were by far the most expensive drinks we had bought in Cuba, but it was absolutely worth it: we now belonged, officially.

CITH and his beer. Photo by whYME:



Fiddler on the roof. Photo by CITH:



And indeed, the view from the top was exceptional.

Parque Central (Central Park) below us, with the Capitolio and Gran Teatro to the right and the Museo de Bellas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts) on the left:




Capitolio:



Museo de Bellas Artes:



The sun setting over Old Havana:









Twilight:





Blue hour:



Car trouble down below. Photo by whYME:



Looking down into the open-air atrium from above. Photo by whYME:



...and through the skylight into the main lobby. Photo by whYME:



Once it got dark we headed back down and attempted something even more daunting: obtaining an internet card so we can contact the outside world for the first time in three days. Internet access is strictly for guests only, so it took a lot of sweet talking by whYME to get the agent to sell us a 10 CUC card. Eventually she gave in, but clearly stated that she can't guarantee that we would be able to log in, since we weren't guests.

Worth a shot (click for a larger version):




Lo and behold, out of our three phones, we were able to get two connected, and one was even able to make Whatsapp calls. We spent a few minutes in the lobby catching up with news back home, as well as reassuring our very worried wives that we have so far managed to evade arrest (little did we know what would happen that very night ...).

Heading back home, and stopping at a hole-in-the-wall pizza shop (seriously, check out that ceiling) for some cold drinks:




Interesting menu:



And so another day came to a close. We were off to bed early; at 1 o'clock Elvis and his 1953 Dodge are picking us up for a trip to Vinales.

Hopefully.

May 03, 2017, 12:58:19 PM
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Re: Looking for a Nice and Cheap Getaway Yes very much! Though there is skiing- it is not the main point- it is Summer after all. The town has many great summer activities for the Family, for him, or for her. I warmly recommend it!

Also there is a yeshiva retreat there for adults and buchrim that makes the town magical for these three weeks.

(it begins Aug 7th.)


May 03, 2017, 05:18:39 PM
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Re: Dan's Inbox: Where Fun Happens!
Ahhhhhh- But did he say which Dan?
turns out he has 4 sisters

May 04, 2017, 12:56:55 AM
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Re: Dan's Inbox: Where Fun Happens!
Somebody needs to add a doppelganger section there and include the DDF thread and the video of him telling the other side of that story.

Influencing edits on your own Wikipedia is unethical...

May 04, 2017, 01:24:07 AM
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Re: USPS informed delivery service for free
Just because something has been around for a while doesn't mean it's not a good deal.
It is also a repost of one which was moved into JS
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=75418.15

May 05, 2017, 10:27:28 AM
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Re: Smoking Meats
I only use snake method
Watch this replace the ups method

May 07, 2017, 10:22:58 PM
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Re: Billion $ Ideas
I hear they even have automatic windows now!!! No need to crank it anymore!!!

May 08, 2017, 06:32:40 PM
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Re: Looking for a Nice and Cheap Getaway New Hampshire - hiking; skilifts up to see sights; Has shul and kosher food in Bethlehem.  Drive there, but takes about 8 hours.


San Francisco - enough to do for a week- kosher food, minyan?  Reasonably priced flights. Can probably get a reasonable hotel.


Mystic, CN-2 days; Newport, RI -1 day; Boston, MA -2 days. These are the minimum time in each place.  There's more things available. Drive - maybe too much. Hotels ca be found for reasonable prices.  Food and minyan- sometimes.  Things to do: historical, old buildings, water sports. You go at your own pace and interest.


Maine- Bangor has Acadia National Park- beautiful hiking and nature. Can drive or fly and rent/drive.  Chabad of Bangor and Portland have Shabbos packages. Otherwise no food or minyan.


Florida flights are cheap in summer, but it's very hot and humid then.

May 14, 2017, 05:23:13 PM
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