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« Reply #9645 on: December 03, 2018, 04:59:55 PM »
That he is living in the stone age.
Well then I guess now we are back there.
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« Reply #9646 on: December 03, 2018, 05:46:16 PM »
why is it the Stone Age? I understand that this is extreme behavior but they feel (right or wrong) that there are people who would claim falsely that they were harassed and this is a way to overcome those false accusations

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« Reply #9647 on: December 03, 2018, 07:41:57 PM »
I thought you were expressing surprise that they are finally realizing that hilchos yichud aren't so crazy.

It's actually all of the above.
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« Reply #9649 on: December 04, 2018, 12:35:34 PM »

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« Reply #9650 on: December 05, 2018, 08:39:26 PM »
The problem is that in many (if not most) cases, the signed affidavit isn't necessarily lying. One missed payment, and they legally have a judgment (based on this sick NY law).

Now, in the best of times, when you have a desperate borrower, who's struggling for every penny, going to court against deep pocketed well seasoned lender, it's an uphill battle.

Just look at how many legitimate debt collection judgments are default judgments. I would say it's upward of 95%. Most people don't know the legal system and legal protections they have, and just don't show up. If the debt is small enough, one can win (or obtain a very favorable settlement) against the creditors just by attrition. Part of their calculation is a fast in and out of the court system. Once you start dragging them back to court over and over, it might no longer be economical for them. Even on larger debts, many times with the help of the court (at least in NY) one can get very favorable settlements. The confession of judgments just automatically turns the tables against the borrower. It should be made unconstitutional in NY, and the Federal Government should step in to bar its enforcement across state lines.

The entire "business cash advance" business should also be brought into line, so that they can't get away so easily with their predatory practices and usury rates.

I haven't posted links to parts 2-4 of the Bloomberg series, but they are worth reading (and a connection close to home in part 3 IINM).

Bloomberg has been reporting in recent days that NY's AG is looking into illegal practices, and now DeBlasio is jumping on the PR bandwagon.

http://outline.com/qnDN68 (figured I'd paste a link that can be opened directly rather than using incognito or other methods.

I will be surprised if this results in anything significant.

Similar to what I have suggested in the ELAL late Thursday flights, I think requiring people acknowledge the APR they are paying will go further than a lot of other methods in curbing this abusive and immoral industry.

This topic might merit a thread of its own.
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« Reply #9652 on: December 06, 2018, 01:27:50 AM »
...(and a connection close to home in part 3 IINM).
Not a loan but an investment in future profits?

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« Reply #9655 on: December 10, 2018, 03:19:53 PM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-03/a-wall-street-rule-for-the-metoo-era-avoid-women-at-all-cost?srnd=premium

OMG
actually very funny the same people who wanted to bring the man and woman together with no difference, now started the me-too movement.

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« Reply #9656 on: December 11, 2018, 11:53:30 AM »
Always be aware of changes when child returns home. Camps are right at the top of these sicko's target list.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/hundreds-of-sexual-abuse-cases-reported-at-childrens-camps-across-us/ar-BBQKQlz?ocid=spartanntp
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« Reply #9657 on: December 11, 2018, 12:21:51 PM »
Always be aware of changes when child returns home. Camps are right at the top of these sicko's target list.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/hundreds-of-sexual-abuse-cases-reported-at-childrens-camps-across-us/ar-BBQKQlz?ocid=spartanntp

Indeed. As are dormitories. Based on my conversations with an educator who had been a camp director and currently runs a Yeshiva with a dormitory, the best protection is for parents to talk to, and educate their children.
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« Reply #9658 on: December 11, 2018, 12:55:12 PM »
Indeed. As are dormitories. Based on my conversations with an educator who had been a camp director and currently runs a Yeshiva with a dormitory, the best protection is for parents to talk to, and educate their children.
After the Catholic church travesty everyone who had contact with kids had to take courses. The insane part was it wasn't mandatory for priest. I went nuts at one of the meetings and had everyone's support.
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« Reply #9659 on: December 11, 2018, 01:23:47 PM »
After the Catholic church travesty everyone who had contact with kids had to take courses. The insane part was it wasn't mandatory for priest. I went nuts at one of the meetings and had everyone's support.

I have no idea what kind of courses you might be referring to. Based on my conversations mentioned above, it's rather simple. The predators will seek easy targets. They will back away from any targets that are challenging. A good talk (or a few) with the kids about some taboo topics, will go quite far in protecting the kid (though parents always need to remain vigilant and aware. Just having the talk isn't a good reason to let one's guard down).
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