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Nabbed free Qatar flight for healthcare workers and deciding between Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. It will be just myself and the misses for 1 week. We would prefer to choose just 1 country (maybe 2-3 cities). Prioritizing natural beauty/outdoors, unique features, best bang for the buck, kosher food/restaurants are nice but not a deal breaker. Any suggestions or tips would be appreciated!!
@moish and anyone else who had been there or researched previously.


Just Shmooze / Liberal Paradox
« on: January 23, 2014, 04:13:12 PM »
Very well put, I would love to hear someone who believes this and wants to defend it.

The national debate over marijuana legalization has caught many liberals in a confounding paradox. These liberals, who have fought vociferously for bans on cigarettes, super-sized sodas, trans fats and other unhealthy substances, now either advocate for the legalization of marijuana or stand unopposed to it. This is notable because, whatever else it is, marijuana is not healthy.

In his recent New Yorker interview, President Obama remarked, “I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life.” But then he added, “I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.” Of the legalization in Colorado and Washington—never mind the unresolved conflict between state and federal law—he said, “it’s important for it to go forward.”

Got that? The same president who signed into law a tough federal anti-cigarette smoking bill in 2009 now supports marijuana legalization.

The inconsistency and self-contradiction is obvious. In the name of public health, liberals wage political war against genetically modified organisms, french fries and tubby kids, yet stand idly by, or worse, support the legalization of a mind-impairing substance known to be addictive and have deleterious effects on the brain.

The very same year, for example, that Colorado legalized marijuana, the Colorado Senate passed (without a single Republican vote) a ban on trans fats in schools. Are we to believe eating a glazed donut is more harmful than smoking a joint? California has already banned trans fats in restaurants statewide, but now is on the brink of legalizing marijuana statewide come November. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg supported New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s effort to decriminalize marijuana in New York State, while at the same time supporting a ban on extra-large sodas. A 32-ounce Mountain Dew is bad for you, but pot isn’t?

The logic is dumbfounding. For many years, health-conscious liberals have waged a deafening, public war against cigarettes. Smoking bans in public places like restaurants and bars have been enacted in states all over the country. Recently, New York City, New Jersey and several other cities and states have extended those bans to include the newest tobacco fad—e-cigarettes. Yet, when it comes to smoking marijuana? Crickets.

What explains this obvious paradox? Do these liberals think that marijuana is somehow less harmful than a Big Gulp soda or a bucket of fried chicken? It’s hard to believe that’s the case, given the vast amount of social data and medical science on the dangers of marijuana.

Deals/Deal Requests / 25% off @ Hasbro + Free Shipping
« on: December 02, 2013, 01:55:30 PM »

Use Promo Code: SAVE25

Deals/Deal Requests / $10 Oil Change in Cleveland!
« on: November 29, 2013, 12:54:57 PM »
Log on to and follow instructions to make an appointment for an oil change.

Must be booked today but you book it through March. No payment is required to make the booking.

General Discussion / Can Canadian credit affect US credit?
« on: November 20, 2013, 04:33:21 PM »
My wife and I moved from Canada to the USA about 6 months ago. We closed our cell phone plan and paid off the balance (or so we thought). We just got a call from a collection agency telling us that we have $300+ of outstanding debt. I have no interest in spending any more time on the phone talking to the cell phone company and would prefer to just ignore it. They had my wife's Canadian social insurance # on file, which we don't care about. Is there any chance this could somehow affect her US credit? Anyone have experience? Thanks!

General Discussion / Mazel Tov JJ1000 on the upgrade!!
« on: October 17, 2013, 02:41:26 PM »
Was that the only way to get you back and posting?  ;)

Credit Cards And Finance / Best credit card for large gym payment?
« on: May 14, 2013, 02:48:22 PM »
What would be the best card to put a large gym membership payment on? Any cards offer bonuses for gym?

Just Shmooze / True cost of tuition
« on: May 09, 2013, 03:51:58 PM »

Well written article articulating the difficulties in measuring who should pay full tuition.

On The Road / Insurance for moving truck
« on: May 09, 2013, 10:17:35 AM »
I am renting a truck for a one way move and trying to figure out which insurances I need to take out. Apparently my auto insurance won't cover anything at all so I need to decide whether to take out Limited Damage Waiver (LDW), Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) and/or Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI).

Any experience/thoughts? Thanks!

Goods For Sale/Trade / Looking for coupon to Mozart Cafe in Florida
« on: January 21, 2013, 11:59:55 AM »
Does anyone have any Mozart Cafe coupons (i.e. or groupon) available for sale?

Deals/Deal Requests / Looking for digital SLR Camera
« on: November 23, 2012, 08:02:25 AM »
If anybody comes across a great deal on an SLR camera please let me know! Been looking for one for a surprise for my wife for a while now but the good ones are so expensive! Thanks!! Also does anybody have any insight on which ones to consider quality-wise?

Just Shmooze / Larry King and Chabad Shluchas
« on: October 19, 2012, 01:25:20 AM »
I have met all of these shluchas and know some of them personally but... not a very well coordinated piece. Larry King was trying to imply a certain leadership role that women play in chabad (which is absolutely true) and the shluchas (especially in the beginning) couldn't help but trip over themselves trying to explain how they are subservient ("rabbis wife...raising kids...most importantly supporting their husbands") All important things just maybe in a different setting or context.

Deals/Deal Requests / Free shipping today only @ shutterfly
« on: October 15, 2012, 08:01:01 AM »
For all those who are taking advantage of the 50% off, here is a free shipping code on any order of photo gifts GETMYGIFT
I did not test this, so please report back!

Just Shmooze / Need help naming a party planning business!
« on: August 30, 2012, 09:39:05 PM »
A friend of mine is getting into party planning and has been racking her brain trying to think of a name and logo. Naturally I present it here on DDF to gather some good ideas (paging AsherO!) Her name is Rochel btw if you want to try to work that in.

Thanks in advance y'all!

Deals/Deal Requests / $15 for 8X11 Shutterfly photo book!
« on: February 29, 2012, 06:07:12 AM »

Groupon has these for sale. Prob won't last too much longer. Doesn't include tax+shipping. They also have the 8X8 for $10 but the 8X11 is a much better deal!

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