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Just Shmooze / Re: Torah & Hashkafa Questions (PC Free For All)
« on: March 22, 2018, 11:27:45 AM »
Agreed. His thinking is that people are looking around online anyhow and they are better off with a site which will at least be accurate. With medical sites there are also the better and worse ones.
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It is a fact of life nowadays that many people "Google" every question on every topic, or otherwise look to the web for information, and most know how to take results with a grain of salt and realize that websites may not be accurate (anyone can post anything) and are often trying to sell them something. It is a tool that can be very useful, but you just have to recognize and understand its limits. Eizeho chochm halomeid m'kol odom.   

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Trip Reports / Re: Mr & Mrs. BenDor in Japan and HK
« on: March 22, 2018, 10:57:00 AM »
Great trip report, interesting, informative and nicely detailed, I love it, can't wait until the next installment!

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General Discussion / Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« on: March 22, 2018, 10:33:24 AM »
I want to throw away (rather than sell) all my real Chometz. Questions: Are the following items Chometz?
1. A box or sealed container of (dry) barley?
2. A box or sealed container of (dry) bulgur grains?
3.  A box or sealed container of (dry) instant oatmeal? I think the latter is Chometz because I assume it was already processed....   

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Spain Master Thread
« on: March 20, 2018, 08:25:07 PM »
Granada is beautiful.
ual902 and Yaalili: Where did you stay in Granada? What did you do for kosher food? Did you take a guided tour of the Alhambra or do it on your own?

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Just Shmooze / Re: Torah & Hashkafa Questions (PC Free For All)
« on: March 19, 2018, 09:55:13 AM »

Why not ask a Halachic authority you trust, rather than here?
Because many do not have a convenient opportunity to ask a LOR, who often has as busy a schedule as we do, leaving little or no mutually convenient time. So we bounce it off our friends, google it or ask on our chat groups. Usually not really looking for a definitive psak Halacha.

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General Discussion / Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« on: March 19, 2018, 09:48:22 AM »
Does bottled water, such as Smartwater or Fuji, need to have a hechsher for Pesach? If so, what is the reason?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Spain Master Thread
« on: March 18, 2018, 04:40:50 PM »
Haven't been there yet, but based on my trip planning and reading here and elsewhere, I would skip Cordoba; and I think that Malaga is more of a summer beach destination but perhaps with a kosher restaurant in season? 

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Perhaps it was not a profitable enterprise for TRU, which is why BB isnít interested.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Spain Master Thread
« on: March 15, 2018, 07:47:39 PM »
Chevron: I havenít yet been there but it sounds too rushed. I was told by a Jewish tour guide to skip Cordoba because the main site there, The Mesquita, is currently an active church, a Catholic cathedral.Doesnít pay to go to that city just to see the statue of the Rambam.

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Credit Cards / Re: 50k Delta Credit card sign up
« on: March 15, 2018, 03:32:15 PM »
Ok, I just  corrected the Skymiles account number with a customer service representative via the Amex website online chat (where you can impersonate your spouse without changing your voice). He assured me that both the existing miles and the new bonus miles will credited to that pre-existing account.

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Credit Cards / Re: 50k Delta Credit card sign up
« on: March 14, 2018, 10:04:37 PM »
Please explain for the uninitiated what you guys are talking about and how it would effect my decision of whether call Delta about the new Delta Skymiles number. Btw DWís existing account only has about 5,000 Delta Skymiles. The new SU will be 50,000+ soon.

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But doesnít GoC charge a percentage that would offset the percentage gain from acquiring the points?
For example, if you earn 2% worth of points when you buy the TRU GC, even assuming they are purchased without any additional charge, and if GoC charges 3% to accept the TRU GC, then where is the gain? I just donít understand the numbers, please explain clearly.

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There is no reselling. Use the GoC GC as it is intended.  Load it onto their website, which you link to your 529 plan.  Then use the money to pay for college or HS.

But doesnít GoC charge a percentage that would offset the percentage gain from acquiring the points?

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Just Shmooze / Re: Timeless
« on: March 14, 2018, 09:22:53 PM »
I just watched the first episode of the Spanish series, the Ministry of Time, on Netflix, and itís great, thanks! Even better in my opinion than the American series, which I also enjoyed, somewhat different but it is obviously a rip off of the earlier Spanish series. Anyway, great prep for my upcoming trip to Spain in terms of learning history and maybe some language as I read the English subtitles. Gracias Amigos!

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