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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread Invalid Tweet ID
June 26, 2020, 06:25:29 PM
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Re: Dewalt 18V 4 tool combo $189 free shipping!!
Id love to meet you David
Mark your calendar, he's currently scheduling appointments for September 2035.

October 02, 2020, 02:35:41 AM
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Re: Random Posts An awful byproduct of the political discourse is that "triggering" others has become a celebrated midah for many. Even if facts don't care about your feelings, how we speak about those facts, or if we need to even bring them up, should absolutely care about other's feelings.
October 19, 2020, 06:54:45 PM
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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites! Watch a youtube video as fast as you'd like!

While on the video press CTRL + SHIFT + J (or COMMAND + SHIFT + C) to open the JavaScript Console.
Copy and paste the following:

Code: [Select]
document.getElementsByTagName("video")[0].playbackRate = x
Replace x with how fast you'd like I wouldn't recommend more then 2.5

October 28, 2020, 08:26:48 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread


November 08, 2020, 11:21:15 AM
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Re: Whoop Strap - anyone wearing? Whoop strap meant something very different when I was a kid...
November 12, 2020, 07:19:51 PM
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Re: Random Posts
No sign of a golem was found when an Israeli film crew entered the attic of the Altneuschul in 2014.
Are you aware that the whole golem association thing with the shul and the Maharal are just a myth? Created by some jewish and non jewish fiction writers of his time?
Not sure how into this topic you are, but if you want to read up on all the details of historical figures that were involved in the process of making a golem, and the multiple diff methods known involved in the process, what the safer yetzirah says about it, chacham tzvi, vilna gaon, shla"h, Rokeach aka R' Elazar m'vermeiza...the chasidei ashkenaz were well versed in this subject and in kabbala maasis in general, for an amazing book on this topic, see Moshe Idel's book "golem"...you won't regret it.

November 16, 2020, 04:13:28 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread


November 22, 2020, 03:38:13 PM
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/21/us/politics/coronavirus-vaccine.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axiosam&stream=top&utm_source=morning_brew

great read

November 23, 2020, 06:36:03 PM
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Re: Corny Jokes & Bad Puns Thread

November 25, 2020, 12:29:00 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread


November 28, 2020, 08:06:33 PM
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Re: What's your desktop background?


photo i took in scotland.

very proud of this pic  8)



November 29, 2020, 08:00:58 PM
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
Is there any way to search the forums for the most-liked posts?
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?action=likepostsstats

December 03, 2020, 05:29:55 AM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread


December 03, 2020, 12:45:13 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
So there's a site that creates tweets based on your previous tweets...
https://yes.thatcan.be/my/next/tweet/

@Yehuda57


@Dan dansdeals is a goldmine ;D


December 08, 2020, 08:47:04 PM
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Re: Random questions. Yes
December 09, 2020, 02:01:16 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread .
December 09, 2020, 02:20:43 PM
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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
December 16, 2020, 04:39:30 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread


January 13, 2021, 11:52:20 PM
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Re: Random Posts
Can you make it so you get negative posts count for every post in the politics threads ? So your post count goes down each time you post, to discourage from posting there
That sounds like it would have the opposite effect, knowing certain DDFers

January 14, 2021, 07:46:28 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread



January 19, 2021, 05:29:34 PM
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
The problem is that the entire world has been trying (unsuccessfully IMO) to understand this virus scientifically for a year already but there are still so many questions and unknowns and more keep cropping up as we bumble along. If I understand his point correctly, since scientific answers seem elusive our only option is to realize that G-d is totally in charge - the same way He brought the virus upon us (seemingly out of pretty much nowhere but introduced within a natural process), the same way He can remove it from within our midst in a natural way.

Klal Yisrael is nowhere close to believing that, let alone the rest of the world.

I don't understand how these two things, faith and science, are somehow mutually exclusive. While you're correct that science can't quash the pandemic in a heartbeat, we have learned a lot and come a long way in this past year, and will continue to learn more. Humility and faith are important but I'm not sure how you can suggest they somehow displace science. So long as Moshiach hasn't arrived and the world works scientifically, we must continue to pursue every scientific avenue, I'm not sure where/how faith contradicts that.

January 25, 2021, 11:44:29 AM
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Re: Mochers Magazine I like my version better


January 27, 2021, 02:42:25 PM
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Re: Stocks (Not OC)
This pandemic has been tough for you ordinary people, so here's $600, and if you invest it wisely you could one day WAIT NOT LIKE THAT

January 29, 2021, 09:42:36 AM
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Re: Call of the Wild: Something Fishy's Four Alaskan 2020 Trips
Trip 1, February



Part 2

After a long day of traveling, we finally made it: Barrow airport. The northernmost airport in the U.S., in the northernmost town.



There are no road connections to Barrow (recently officially renamed to its Inuit name of Utqiaġvik), and so everything gets in by plane. Cars, pre-fab building modules, food, you name it. In the summer they sometimes have barge service, but that's just a tiny percentage of it all. The airport regularly serves giant cargo planes, but the passenger terminal is a chaotic one-room affair.

Here's their high-tech baggage belt:



And this is the entirety of the terminal, just sitting there on the side of the main road:





There are two hotels in Barrow, both quite similar. The King Eider Inn however was right across the street of the airport, so that won out:



Accommodations here are... basic. Nothing fancy, but perfectly serviceable for one night:



Not something you'd see in a hotel in the Maldives:



...and not something you'd want to see in any hotel:



I make sure to check every hotel room for signs of bed bugs right when I get in, and thankfully so far it's all worked out - including here. I actually only noticed this can the next morning, which I suppose was a good thing.

After dinner and a bit of relaxing, we took a short walk to the other end of town to check out what is commonly termed the most expensive grocery in the country. Since everything has to be flown in, bulky or heavy things like diapers and potato chips cost a fortune here.

The main street - it was coooold:



Local transport:



$6.29 for a bag of potato chips - honestly not as expensive as I thought it would be, but still quite high:



All cereal is sold in bags here, as it takes up less space during shipping:



And yet the strawberries were cheaper than my local supermarket:



Things take a while to get up here... At a time when fidget spinners in the lower 48 had been collecting dust for months, they were the hottest new trend in town. The cashier told me they can barely keep them in stock:



Had a good night's sleep, and woke up for an early sunrise - at 11am:



We walked around town, schmoozed with some school children, stalked a distant arctic fox, and in general had a good time while freezing our noses off:



Our goal today was to visit Point Barrow, the very northernmost point of land in the United States. The points is essentially the end of a miles-long sandbar sticking into the Arctic Ocean:





There's only one problem: it's pretty much impossible to get to. For starters, only native Inuit ("Eskimo" is no longer politically correct) are allowed on that land. And secondly, you kinda need transport. There are no roads or markiers out here: all you have is endless white desert as far as the eye can see. Hiking for miles in minus 40 is a surefire way to, well, not come back. And as an added feature, you got polar bears looking for food here too.

Anyways, in the summer you can take a Hummer tour out to the point, but in the winter nobody is crazy enough to visit. Except us, of course.

So I found a crazy Inuit whaler who had a rusty old rifle, a snowmobile, a rickety wooden sled, and a frayed bit of rope, and off we zipped into the wilderness.

If you think I'm exaggerating, well... have a look at this video:



Lay-flat seating!



After about 20 minutes of craziness, we arrived near the point:



The landscape here was essentially a huge, flat white plain, bordered all around by gigantic pressure ridges. Basically, with the Arctic Ocean frozen over, massive winds break up the ice into floes and then pile them against the shoreline. Throughout the season these wind-driven floes pile up into miles-long ice ridges:



Climbing to the top - this was a lot more difficult than it seems, as snowdrifts covered up many spaces between the ice floes. It was basically two steps forward, one step back:



Let's see if there's any wildlife around...



Looking through my lens, I thought I saw something move off in the distance - a smudge slightly yellower than the ice, all the way at the end of the ridge. It could have been a polar bear, a fox, or maybe just my eyelash. But off we went to investigate.

Getting closer - can you spot it?



Bingo - a pair of arctic foxes:



Over the next half hour or so, we veeeeery slowly made our way closer and closer. They had clearly seen us, but were mostly going about their business and ignoring us - so far. They were playing, chasing each other, disappearing under this bit of ice and popping out from behind that one.

Doing the shuffle, getting closer...



Boom.



Right after this the foxes decided they'd had enough and disappeared onto the frozen ocean.

Another view from the top of a pressure ridge - here the wind had scoured a bit of ground clear and you could make out the shoreline:



This area was littered with massive whale bones, left where subsistence whalers like our guide cut them up during the summer season. This one is a bowhead whale jaw that was bigger than me:



Whale spine:



Mincha:



Caribou skull:



My boy Herman:



Time to head back - I claimed the back snowmobile seat this time:



We headed back to town and switched to Herman's truck, where he gave us a tour of the town in near-whiteout conditions. Seriously, check out this road we were driving on:



A pair of caribou, way out in the distance:



Snowy owl on an antenna:





Herman then took us to his house to show us his whaling gear. He's one of just a handful of whaling captains still around, who go out every summer on subsistence bowhead whale hunts.

This is his boat, made out of sealskin and hand sewn by the local Inuit women:



A small flotilla of these boats would head out every day, and when a whale was sighted the hunt would begin. They use a combination of old-fashioned harpoons and modern rifles, and then the whole town gathers to beach the whale and cut it up. The bones are left on the beach, but everything else is divvied up equally between whoever helped and they eat it raw throughout the winter. Herman was going to fetch us a plate but we politely declined.

The underground bunker where the whale meat is stored and kept frozen:





Herman in his living room, demonstrating how the "whale bombs" (foreground) are loaded into the harpoons behind him. The harpoon is triggered like a gun, the bomb shoots out the front attached to a rope, and then enters the whale and explodes inside:



He ended up enjoying this too much, and it was difficult to convince him to drive us back to the hotel and our return flight. He kept on saying that we still had time, but we were getting antsy. We had forgotten however that we were in a tiny little town, and so in the end we went from hotel room to plane seat in under 17 minutes.

As we're going through TSA, the agent looks up at me and says "Boro Park?" Turns out he had grown up on 48 St. and New Utrecht.... In all the airports in all the towns in the country, he ended up here. Go figure!



Aaaand that was the end of Barrow for us. We had been there for exactly 24 hours, and it was just enough time to see everything there is to see, and have some crazy adventures to boot.

Next up: Fairbanks aurora chase!

Off we went, with a stop in Anchorage. Picked up our car, grabbed some snacks at Walmart (you guys know the drill by now...), and headed north out of town. Conditions were looking favorable; all we needed now were dark places and clear skies.

It wasn't long before we frantically pulled off the side of the road:



Let's see if we can find a slightly more scenic spot before it fades:



And then it faded. But no worries, the night is but young! Further north we go....









One final celebratory group picture, before it's time to head to the airport and home:



Made it to the airport with plenty of time, only to find a Whatsapp from Dan asking if I wanted to be interviewed by the Wall Street Journal.

Say what? But sure!

Had a fun conversation with their reporter while doing a final sorting of winter gear, food, and suitcases, which you can read about here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/translating-harry-potter-into-yiddish-isnt-totally-meshugge-11582649480

So there are two ways of getting back home: the normal way, and the Something Fishy way. Why fly something like Fairbanks-Seattle-New York when you can fly Fairbanks-Anchorage-Juneau-Petersburg-Wrangell-Ketchikan-Seattle-New York?

This of course is the famous Alaska Milk Run hopper, and is how these tiny remote communities get their stuff. It's an incredibly scenic trip, and the 31-mile hop from Petersburg to Wrangell is considered one of the most beautiful in the country.

So we settled in for the long haul, expediting spectacular views all along. Takeoff from Anchorage did not disappoint:





......and that was the last we saw of anything. Nasty weather moved in and would stick around for the rest of the day. All we saw from here on out was gray, gray, and more gray, with a quick glimpse of a runway as we landed every now and then. In short, it was a total bust - which means we'd just have to do it again one day!

The one exciting part of the trip was a missed approach in Petersburg - we were 40 feet above the runway when the pilot aborted the landing and headed right back out. Apparently the issue was winds, and so he was going to try again.

We ended up flying nearly to our next stop - Wrangell - before hooking a 180 and trying again at Petersburg:



The best part of all this was that we were delayed enough to miss our Jetblue Seattle to NY flight, which they quickly rebooked us as Seattle-Boston-NY. We made a mad dash for it - the plane was already boarding, and it was at the complete opposite end of the airport, which meant we had to take three (THREE!) different airport trains. We were the last on the plane, and they insisted we check our carry ons. I said no way that's happening with 5 digits worth of camera gear, so I basically sat on my backpack the entire night.

And did I mention that there were only middle seats remaining...? In the end nothing mattered, as I fell asleep the instant I sat down and didn't stir until Boston.

It was Friday morning when we arrive in Boston, which means that the plane is contractually obligated to go mechanical. A series of rolling delays followed, so we made up a time at which we'd rent a car and drive if we weren't on the plane yet. In the end they moved us onto a later-but-now-earlier flight, והכל יבוא על מקומו בשלום.

The end.

February 05, 2021, 03:22:40 AM
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Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=123175.msg2400213#msg2400213
February 05, 2021, 10:48:17 AM
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Re: {Update: DEAD!} 説明刺す人防ぐために銃が難しい隠しやすい UGG 通販
You ready to deal with @YitzyS if it does?  ;D
Why am I the guy who is synonymous with likes? Do I really always obsess about likes? Do I really always talk about likes? I don't even like likes! I despise likes! The word 'like' makes my skin crawl. I'm dislike likes. I don't ever want to have anything to do with likes! Enough with those lousy, silly likes!


Good rant, like?

February 09, 2021, 07:56:37 PM
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Re: Are we going too far?
Does anybody here think it is fair for the government to prohibit a rape victim from getting an early term abortion even by traveling to another state? Not that I think it matters here but I am pretty sure it is Halachichally permissible according to all major opinions.

Or can we agree this is clearly a case of right wing politicians going too far to impose Christian values?

February 14, 2021, 03:54:29 AM
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Re: Are we going too far?

Does anybody here think it is fair for the government to prohibit a rape victim from getting an early term abortion even by traveling to another state? Not that I think it matters here but I am pretty sure it is Halachichally permissible according to all major opinions.

Or can we agree this is clearly a case of right wing politicians going too far to impose Christian values?

Whats more horrible than the blanket ban on abortions (that would exclude these extreme situations) is that the perpetrator of sexual violence can still hold power over their victim beyond the actual event. Its one thing for the government to make such a decision, morality and all, and another for handing that power over to a despicable criminal.

February 14, 2021, 07:28:46 AM
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
Is there a way to get a thread to stop appearing under "New replies to my posts?"
Yes, you have to check the box near it and click on "ignore topic". If you don't see the checkbox, you have to change the settings in your profile, IIRC.

February 14, 2021, 11:17:13 AM
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
Is there a way to get a thread to stop appearing under "New replies to my posts?"
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=120133.msg2335824#msg2335824

February 14, 2021, 11:40:44 AM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
HASC's credit card processor probably made about a million dollars from the $1 donations.

FTFY

February 14, 2021, 10:09:00 PM
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters Speaking of new Sparrows... I finally managed to get some shots of an American Tree Sparrow!


February 15, 2021, 02:30:22 PM
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Re: Avatars Deals Forum Moderator Canceled After Expressing Sympathy for Deal-Targeted Company

A moderator on the prominent deals forum site DansDeals Forums has been booted from the site after he posted that he will refrain from allowing site users to access a certain coupon because "I want [the company] to make [money] when I patronize the business."

The now-former moderator, who went by the username AsherO, added that he did not want users to "50BM" the company - an acronym for "50 Browser Method," a tactic deals buffs use to utilize a single-use coupon multiple times.

AsherO was summarily fired. In a statement, site administrator JJ Eleff, a younger brother of the site's founder, wrote that dissuading users from getting deals is "contrary to what we stand for as a consumer-first brand," and that "there is no room in our company for soft-heartedness towards big brands." He also compared the post to an incident in which a Spirit Airlines employee was fired for doing a favor, a story that was previously reported by DansDeals Magazine.

The move is surprising as AsherO is one of the earliest members of the forum. His journey to being a moderator began in 2008, when he posted an the forum's first thread, "I wanna be a mod too." That became a real-life dream for the aspiring leader, but that all came crashing down with his post this week.

Some forum members are angry over the unexpected dismissal. "This cancel culture has to stop," forum member Euclid said. Others, led by member PlatinumGuy, assert that it's a free country and that forums owners can fire whomever they please.

It is unclear what AsherO plans to do going forward, though it's likely that he plans to devote his energy to building up his new hat company.

Rumors have circulated that the firing was done without the consent of site founder Bentzion Friedman, as the founder, known by his nickname Daniel Eleff, seems to have been abducted by American Airlines, possibly in retaliation for the notable blogger's activity which has seriously impacted their profits.

February 17, 2021, 11:59:40 AM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
Personally I've had tap water all across the 50 states with no problem

Weird flex, but ok

February 17, 2021, 04:07:09 PM
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Re: The current state of DDF
I can't vouch for every post, and I haven't read through all PG's recent posts, but I've actually been amazed at times at how PG can keep a calm composure when being faced with an onslaught of opposition.
Thank you.

דע מאין באת ולאן אתה הולך. As Steve Jobs said, you are already naked. I don't get offended when people think lowly of me, because they never come close to thinking lower of me than I think of myself.

A provocative post is more likely to trigger a response than a neutral one. When scrutiny comes, I'll either be corrected, which makes me more knowledgeable, or be validated, which is emotionally rewarding, or somewhere in the middle where my position is fine-tuned. I have nothing to lose.

February 18, 2021, 04:16:41 PM
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February 18, 2021, 04:18:55 PM
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Re: The current state of DDF
Why are we using strong words when debating abortion - which in terms of this forum is just (hopefully) a theoretical discussion?

I just want to point out that while I very much hope practical implications are entirely hypothetical, determining what the Torah says about something is very important.

February 18, 2021, 04:53:02 PM
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Re: The current state of DDF
You can't be on your own ignore list.
This guy is just impossible to ignore

February 19, 2021, 10:07:44 AM
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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
How about laffy taffies?
That would get me and my kids, but do they want to portray a single-parent household?

March 03, 2021, 10:30:43 AM
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Re: Would this change the shidduch picture conversation?
Who needs conversation? All you need is a checklist. Chemistry can come later. Or not. Whatever. It's overrated.

The whole meeting thing is gzeiras hakasuv, we already quadruple verified the checklist during research, when we found out the boxers next get crumpled.

March 08, 2021, 06:45:48 PM
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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
March 09, 2021, 11:41:09 AM
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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread Maybe this belongs in one of the vaccine threads.


March 11, 2021, 10:46:24 AM
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Re: Mochers Magazine I think they're neglecting their highest demographic, so I'll swoop in with a mag of my own.


March 14, 2021, 01:00:47 PM
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Re: Return of Rabbi Moshe Taub, "Mini Daniel's"
I'd totally sell out for that. Nothing personal, @Dan.

$100k for my DDF password, going once.
And... BANNED!

Better start thinking seriously about the magazine business...

March 14, 2021, 01:44:21 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
March 19, 2021, 09:19:46 AM
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Re: YitzyS's first TR: My 64-leg pre-Pesach trip
Wheres the couch?
Here


March 21, 2021, 10:51:27 PM
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Re: Random Posts


What's that purple symbol?

(I'm not sure if the image is visible. If it isn't, quote the post to get the URL.)
I think it's a "recommend for you" notification on twitter

March 31, 2021, 01:33:08 AM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting video thread...
(Title and thumbnail are clickbait lies.)



Not sure why he says blue is not mentioned in Torah. Pretty sure techelas is a shade of blue.

April 02, 2021, 03:13:27 PM
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Re: Everything & Everyone Gets Canceled In Our " Cancel Culture" Invalid Tweet ID
April 13, 2021, 01:23:04 PM
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