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August 11, 2022 8:33 am at 8:33 am #2114191
@ jackk, yup all of the above make me and anyone else with a brain feel great when we pay our grocery bill that doubled since Brandon took overAugust 11, 2022 1:41 pm at 1:41 pm #2114283GadolhadorahParticipant
“yup all of the above make me and anyone else with a brain feel great when we pay our grocery bill that doubled since Brandon took over…”
Clearly, you don’t fall within the peer group referenced in your post since anyone with a brain can easily access the Department of Agriculture and Bureau of Labor Statistics websites and confirm that food prices have NOT increased by 100 percent since January 2021. The actual increase as of June 2022 varies between 14% and 17% depending on which metric you use to measure typical
“basket” of groceries for family of 4.August 11, 2022 1:41 pm at 1:41 pm #2114304
There are many benefits for Americans from the bills that passed and from killing Ayman al-Zawahiri.
What would you like congress to do so about your grocery bill ?
I am waiting for the R’s to stop complaining and offer a bill that will lower your grocery bill.
Or maybe we should become communists and dictate prices for grocery ?August 11, 2022 2:57 pm at 2:57 pm #2114398
Jackk, Let’s go Brandon!!August 11, 2022 3:06 pm at 3:06 pm #2114410
CS – shame on you! Can’t you just celebrate that even tho we are paying over $5 per gallon there is some joe schmo out there who isn’t?August 11, 2022 3:06 pm at 3:06 pm #2114414
jackk – “I am waiting for the R’s to stop complaining and offer a bill that will lower your grocery bill.”
this last point is not a bad one. And I’m not here to offer any as it aint my area of knowledge. I think what is being expressed here is that there weren’t very good reasons to have brought it up so high in the first place. I don’t expect you to agree, I am just making the point that sometimes there is a crisis that requires everyone to come up with a solution for, and sometimes there is a crisis that many believe could have been avoided in the first place.August 11, 2022 5:04 pm at 5:04 pm #2114447
Everyone is welcome to express their opinions.
I do not consider a “Lets go Brandon” as a opinion .
I do not consider a “food prices are high” as a response to a post about ” the 3 weeks that Biden and Democrats ( and with some Republican help) were able to seal the deal on a few bills that are major initiatives.” I never said they weren’t. I live here too and I pay the same prices as you.
In a humorous vein, you should be careful about quoting gas prices because AAQ will double check you and if you are off by even less than a penny he will call you out.August 11, 2022 9:05 pm at 9:05 pm #2114466
Jackk, are you claiming that because you were cheating by less than a perutah, we should still consider you an honest person? Unfortunately your claim is not valid because you are cheating again saying you cheated by less of a penny as you were off by 1.6 penniesAugust 11, 2022 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm #2114514
@Jackk, Lets go Brandon is indeeed an opinion, you may not like itAugust 15, 2022 7:53 pm at 7:53 pm #2115409
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8/15/22August 18, 2022 9:23 am at 9:23 am #2116353
$5.19 for a monthAugust 18, 2022 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm #2116367☕️coffee addictParticipant
Below $4 as of August 18August 22, 2022 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm #2117431
New York $4.248
President Biden approval rating by the conservative Rasmussen –
47%. I can’t wait for a title from YWN – How high can he go?August 22, 2022 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #2117434
Lets go Brandon is indeed an opinion, you may not like itAugust 22, 2022 9:59 pm at 9:59 pm #2117454
where do you find in Jewish books permission to mislead other people? You are measuring the sea level by the highest wave.
There are always multiple polls and you can find a one you like.
Biden’s average is 41%, indeed 5% above his absolute lowest of 36% a month ago and a little below of his previous plato of 42%. I suspect this is mostly due to progressives coming home and increased enthusiasm among them. Meanwhile, average house margin (538) went from R +6% to R +4% so you have something to be optimistic about.August 23, 2022 11:25 am at 11:25 am #2117627
“Let’s go Brandon” is not an opinion. It’s an infantile and immature slogan.
Saying “I disagree with Biden’s bill that now allows medicare to negotiate drug prices in order to make them more affordable” is an opinion .
“where do you find in Jewish books permission to mislead other people?” I find them in the same books that the editors of YWN read to allow them to not only print misleading info but to editorialize the info with adjectives like “shocking”.
(Ergo, unless it’s an argument in politics, I would never do it.)
I 100% agree with you about multiple polls and I never consider any them of too much value.
I am not optimistic or pessimistic about November. I will deal with the reality when it arrives.
To paraphrase Rush Limbaugh (a person I despise) after Bill Clinton won the election in 1992 – Doesn’t make a difference we lost. Either way I will have a lot to talk about on my program. ( And in a wink off air to bo snerdley “and we will make tens of millions of dollars “.)August 23, 2022 3:45 pm at 3:45 pm #2117781
Jackk its shorthand for saying I pretty much despise the man who cause the highest inflation in 40 years, among a bunch of other things.
Lets go Brandon!!!August 23, 2022 5:53 pm at 5:53 pm #2117828
Jackk > unless it’s an argument in politics, I would never do it.
I admire your admission. To paraphrase Berdichever: look how kodesh your children are, Eibishte – they’ll admit anything in order not to lie. Except this is ot working in the case of admitting to lying.
There is a little red book “Lying for truth” by (at that time) young unknown author that I appreciated and used to leave in shuls and lots of people would grab it in order to find some kulos, I guess, but then put it back disappointed… After listing possible kulos from Gemora, the book ends with a caveat from Besht: you can’t use these kulos if you have ever said impermissible lie.
This fun discussion raises a serious issue of current assimilation in general culture. We used to be afraid of avoda zora, then of olympic games, then of churches, then of universities and lack of tzniyut, but we are now assimilating discourse values from media and making this approach to truth acceptable. People who think that they can bend the truth in some issues but not in others are deluding themselves. Soon, you’ll be talking about Torah same way and soon we will not be able to read books about gedolim 100 years ago and not know what is truth or not (see another thread).August 23, 2022 5:54 pm at 5:54 pm #2117838
Rabeinu Yona puts 9 categories of lying (1 is the worst). Discussion here relates to
4) People who fabricate stories merely for the sake of lying
9) People who change minor details when retelling an episode.
This is somewhat unexpected. I thought lying for the sake of it should be below items 5-8 (below).
I surmise is is because pointless lying shows love of lying and developing a habit.
5. People who hold out the promise of giving another person material goods while never intending to follow up on their promise;
6. People who intend to keep a promise but do not honor their commitment;
7. People who claim that they did a favor or a good deed for another when in fact they have not;
8. People who praise themselves for virtues that they do not possess;August 30, 2022 6:58 pm at 6:58 pm #2119915
Current AAA gas prices
Florida 3.622August 30, 2022 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm #2119918
The truth is you must love giving mussar because I read my post and I cannot see any misleading.
I quoted the Rasmussen poll. I didn’t say anything else.
You really should reserve your mussar for people who straight away lie.
It is ubiquitous. Don’t even need to be a Bochen Lev VClayos.August 30, 2022 9:23 pm at 9:23 pm #2119950
jackk> I quoted the Rasmussen poll. I didn’t say anything else. I quoted the Rasmussen poll. I didn’t say anything else. You really should reserve your mussar for people who straight away lie.
Jackk, thanks for asking. I called your post on Rasmussen “misleading”. Genivat daas is defined when you cause someone to form an untruthful picture of the world.
A classical example is opening a new barrel of wine in honor of a guest. If you ran out of wine and open it when the guest came in … Or students coming for a walk and meeting a teacher. He thanks them for the kavod. They do NOT have to correct his impression, as he is “misleading himself” – there was no logical reason for them to know that he is coming.
In this case, you are quoting a poll – why? To create a certain impression. The poll appears to be an outlier. You could have put a caveat that there is a hopeful poll … I realize that by American standards, your post is pretty kosher, but you are talking here with serious people who would not eat with a heksher that was questionable 30 years ago, so you don’t want to get a bad reputation!August 31, 2022 10:55 am at 10:55 am #2120081
I enjoy when you add divrei torah to your posts.
I would compare my case of quoting the Rasmussen poll as a case of “misleading himself”. There is no logical reason for anyone to think a single Rasmussen poll quoted by Jack K is cited for any reason other than because he is a strong Biden supporter and found one poll that shows he is up at 47%.
FYI, Rasmussen poll today is Biden is at 45%.August 31, 2022 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm #2120208
so this seems to be a case of low self-esteem. You expect that others do not respect your opinions and, thus, you can post nonsense. You would do better by treating your words with more self-respect.
I do see that average Biden approval grew rapidly in the last month from the bottom 37% back to 42% that he had back in Nov 2021. Seems that student loan giveaway bought some votes. There are 2 more months, so need $2T more to give away.August 31, 2022 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm #2120216
jackk > I enjoy when you add divrei torah to your posts.
I am not “adding a dvar Torah” to the post, I am explaining to you plain halachic reasons that explain what gnivas daas/ misleading is.September 1, 2022 3:34 pm at 3:34 pm #2120389
“so this seems to be a case of low self-esteem. You expect that others do not respect your opinions and, thus, you can post nonsense.”
Not true at all.
I believe everyone, besides you, who has read Jack K’s posts understood exactly why I posted the Rasmussen poll. I enjoyed that a poll showed Biden with such great numbers and I posted it. As my post continued from there, it was also a dig at YWN that posted Biden’s low favorability ratings with astonishing headlines “How Low Can He Go ? ” and repeats the low favorability polls numerous times.
“I am explaining to you plain halachic reasons that explain what gnivas daas/ misleading is. ”
I already knew what it was and I don’t need you to explain it to me. As I explained , I disagree with you and I don’t think that it applies in the current situation.
Give me the benefit of the doubt. Being Dan People LKaf Zechus is a mitzvah. Fulfilling the mitzvah in the Torah of judging favorably is especially important during Elul when we beg Hashem to judge us favorably.
If you have substance to argue with what I write on my posts , and I know that you do , please be my guest.
If you feel that I mislead you or others , I beg forgiveness. It was never my intention for anyone to think that all the polls show him at 47%.September 1, 2022 3:35 pm at 3:35 pm #2120399
The difference between Trump and Biden is the difference between a person who acts as the President of the United States and the person who acted only out of petty allegiances and grudges.
Mississippi Republican Governor Tate Reeves just thanked Biden for approving emergency relief for his state in order to assist their water crisis — just DAYS after Reeves attacked Biden for approving student debt relief to struggling Americans.
Biden didn’t make him beg like a dog, publicly regret his attack or sweat it out until he declared allegiance to him. He did what is in the best interests of the people of Mississippi.September 1, 2022 8:19 pm at 8:19 pm #2120463
> Biden didn’t make him beg like a dog,
And gov of Florida is suing because he is not getting a _reply_ for his two-year old application to allow drug importation from Canada. Process was started under Trump and Biden orally confirmed that he supports the idea. Could you check with your Biden friends who lost the application?
Also, good news – finally Omicron vaccine was approved. It took as long to approve it as it took Trump to develop a new vaccine from scratch. The final decision is to approve it without waiting for human trail results. Thus, this decision could have been made in Sep 2021 for Delta and in March 2022 for Omicron. So, many lives lost because it is no more important to focus on the problem, as Dems already own the government …September 20, 2022 4:57 pm at 4:57 pm #2126742
dont get fooled by the LOW prices NOW they will shut up like you never saw before in 5783 years ago right after the midterms just wait and see
and they already are saying it will go up because due to the winter people need more gas just watch dont get fooled by the radical left and the dems stay with the right people like lee zeldin for gov. and trump 2024September 21, 2022 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm #2127001
What are you going to do when
1) gas prices stay low and go lower
2) zeldin loses as expected
3) trump loses againSeptember 21, 2022 1:20 pm at 1:20 pm #2127042LostsparkParticipant
@jackk, If all of that happens chas v’shalom besides gas prices, I predict we will have to listen to you float for four more years, and continue to complain everything is still Trumps fault. Nothing of substance will be addressed.September 21, 2022 2:17 pm at 2:17 pm #2127116
As I told someone else on YWN, you will have to listen to me for the next 4 years whatever happens.September 21, 2022 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #2127132emes nisht shekerParticipant
@Lostspark – so you are complaining about high gas prices and then say if they go down nothing of substance will be addressed… But is not gas prices going down something of substance? If not, then why are you whining in the first place?September 21, 2022 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #2127214LostsparkParticipant
I’ll vote for Trump in 2024 and they will go down, he knows the art of the deal.October 31, 2022 6:14 pm at 6:14 pm #2134083
Watch the the prices hike up slowly the dems are getting their last chance dont give up we will crush them they are saying ye its getting cold so the prices is going up as sooon after the midterms the prices wiill shut up like you never so in a life time guys buckle up and lets go out and vote foe mike lawler and lee zeldinOctober 31, 2022 8:11 pm at 8:11 pm #2134108Sam KleinParticipant
Gas has gone up so high the last few years that sometimes my soda bottles from coke came flat without any gas in them.
I’m thinking about suing Coke for it.October 31, 2022 9:57 pm at 9:57 pm #2134135
The final message from the President before the election seems to be – “it is someone else’s fault”. Looks like giving such a speech before an election, reminding voters that (1) prices are high (2) he will always blame others will be as successful as predicting longevity of Afghani government.December 19, 2022 8:35 pm at 8:35 pm #2149967
Bought gas today for 2.89 a gallon.December 20, 2022 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm #2149990GadolhadorahParticipant
Jackk: National average is just above $3.00 and will likely drop down to the $2.80s if the economy slows early next year. I don’t give Biden any more credit now than I blamed him 18 months ago when prices spiked to $4.50 right after Putin invaded Ukraine. Presidents of either party have virtually no real impact on pricing of petroleum, distillate fuels or natural gas. With LNG exports, its now a global market.December 20, 2022 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm #2149996
Could not buy gas today because I bought bread today.December 20, 2022 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm #2150044yungermanSParticipant
Have any of us started to thank Hashem wholeheartedly since the gas prices started going down boruch Hashem?December 20, 2022 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm #2150116hujuParticipant
Have any commenters addressed the question of what, precisely, the US president and government can actually do to bring gas prices down? There is not much that can be done, and Biden has done them. World markets and events beyond US control are the principal causes of current gas prices. Get used to it.December 20, 2022 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm #2150152amiricanyeshivishParticipant
where?December 20, 2022 3:14 pm at 3:14 pm #2150221
Not one of the national brands.
From checking online I see that there are some cheaper stations.December 21, 2022 1:32 am at 1:32 am #2150322
huju > There is not much that can be done, and Biden has done them.
The first and main thing he did – he discouraged investment in oil industry. I am not going to list specific examples, it is all of the taken together. Current investment requires a hope of future returns.
Second – he (his state dept thinkers) had a theory that we should not scare Putin too much at the beginning. “If we escalate, and then he disregards, then we have nothing left short of nuclear, better start a little, so that he will be afraid of the rest”. This was a spectacular failure, we let Putin down by making him think that he can get away with murder.
3. Related – rescinding opposition to NordStream 2, prolonging German commitment to Russian hydrocarbs and, again, letting Putin think that Europe will have to listen to his diktat.
4. Destroying relationship with Saudis right when we needed their help.
5. Starting inflation 6. Denying inflation. 7. Boasting that inflation is over before it is over risking prolonging it.
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