Amil Zola

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  • in reply to: abc’s on cbd #1834261

    Amil Zola
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    The Stanley brothers have a fine reputation for their CBD products. Their products are not cheap. They are pioneers in this area and their product testing is rigorous and has been ongoing for over a decade. If you live in an area where hemp is grown you could do some research on local manufacturers and what types of product testing they do.

    in reply to: If you vote democrat #1834288

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    Abortion will not go away if RvWade is set aside. Safe and legal abortion will be unavailable to most women. Rich women have always had access to safe abortions, it’s merely a matter of money.

    in reply to: If you vote democrat #1834260

    Amil Zola
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    “…the same party that supports a woman’s right to not deal with the fallout of her promiscuity”. Factually the majority of women who consider surgical abortion are married. Do you suggest that these women are promiscuous? If you thought someone was promiscuous, why would you want them raising a child? Do you think that they would be able to provide the best possible parenting considering this lifestyle choice? It’s sad that a child would have to grow up knowing that they were born simply as punishment for their mothers actions. (Oh and the response of ‘adopt the children out’ doesn’t hold when there are hundreds of thousands of children waiting to be adopted across the country.)

    in reply to: If you vote democrat #1834244

    Amil Zola
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    Does the opposition to surgical abortion also include chemical abortion (pills)? Most of todays medical early pregnancy terminations are accomplished by pills.

    in reply to: If you vote democrat #1834175

    Amil Zola
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    “…I want to have an abortion so I can say I had an abortion.” Said no woman ever.

    in reply to: If you vote democrat #1834226

    Amil Zola
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    There are a lot of claims being made here without anything to support them, women having abortions so they can fit in prom gowns, women having abortions so they can say they had an abortion woman carrying a healthy pregnancy to term only to decide to have the child killed during delivery . Does anyone here have any documentation to support these claims?

    in reply to: If you vote democrat #1833815

    Amil Zola
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    Point of information ‘partial birth abortion’ medically known as intact dilation and extraction of a fetus with a heartbeat was outlawed in 2003.


    Amil Zola
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    Ignoring all the other issues that are being raised. It would not benefit some frum families to receive another $1k per month. This amt may be sufficient to bump them off entitlement programs or raise their rent contributions under HUD section 8 vouchers.

    in reply to: No more shopping bags! #1830591

    Amil Zola
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    I’m going to attempt to dispel some of the myth about trees and paper bags. In todays economy paper comes from renewable resources aka trees. I live in an area with numerous tree plantations, these trees are harvested and sold to local pulp mills where the are processed into pulp and shipped to paper manufacturers here in the US and in other countries. Trees are replanted after harvest and harvests are timed. The industry has massively shifted in the past 30 years when most of our pulp went to low grade newsprint. With the decline in demand paper manufacturers have expanded their markets. Technology has also advanced when it comes to recycling all types of paper and paper bags. Most paper bags produced in the US are made from some percentage of recycled paper.The newer paper recycling processes have a far lower impact on our resources, take less energy and water to produce and lower emissions.

    When paper is sent to the landfill it decomposes. Plastic bags do not decompose, they merely breakdown to smaller pieces of plastic. Most of the plastic bags that we make here in the US need light and air to breakdown, landfills don’t provide the light and air to quickly break them down into smaller pieces of plastic. Plastic never goes away.

    If you want to learn more about this subject explore the websites of companies like Georgia Pacific, BPM, International Paper, KapStone, or Rock-Tenn.

    Now back to your regularly scheduled programing.

    in reply to: No more shopping bags! #1828420

    Amil Zola
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    When my husband was alive we used his login to read and infrequently post in the CR. After his passing I found his CR logins. Ergo that’s why I use his logins.

    in reply to: Hashkafah on watching the Super Bowl #1828258

    Amil Zola
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    I watch the Super Bowl, this year there were no shots of cheerleaders. They are usually not the focus of most televised games due to the camera set ups. What I don’t get is the frumma who watch the Super Bowl every year and complain about the costumes or lack thereof at the halftime shows. Seriously you know the costumes are going to be an issue so find something else to do for 30 minutes. I wanted to hear Shakira and JLo so I took the tablet into the kitchen, and while it was facing away from me I wrote out my grocery list for the month.

    in reply to: No more shopping bags! #1828172

    Amil Zola
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    Coffee addict I sure am. But frankly I seldom carry my cell phone now that I’m retired. (My first cell phone was one of those huge things as big as a car battery. It was more of a novelty than a necessity.) I don’t need to be interrupted when I’m socializing or shopping or at the movies. Typically I will take the phone if I’m driving out of town. If I miss a call there is always voicemail or a text can be left.

    in reply to: LED or lost empty dollars? #1828131

    Amil Zola
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    Ecosmart, is made in the US and assembled here. Leds assembled in China often have chips from the US and other countries since they are not manufactured in China. Feit bulbs are not nor have they ever been manufactured in the US, but Feit is a frum owned company.

    FWIW I changed all my lights to LEDs 10 years ago (when they were still a bit spendy) and have yet to have one burn out.

    in reply to: No more shopping bags! #1828109

    Amil Zola
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    My state just went bag free, my town has been bag free for 10+years. For those of you complaining about taking mass transit and wanted to stop and shop on the way home there are solutions to your problem. You can pay and buy a bag, you can also purchase a very lightweight and compact bag online or in a store.Stores where I live have a wide variety of non disposable bags for sale, the majority cost .99-$1.50. Grocery stores locally still have paper bags for produce and biodegradable (cornstarch) bags for meat. (An enterprising Yid can make a few bucks by selling a variety of non disposable bags for shopping.) I can fit at least 4 compact ripstop bags in my small (6″x9″) purse with room to spare. I keep a couple in my rain coat pocket too. I’m old enough to remember a time before plastic or paper bags at stores. We managed then and we can manage now.

    in reply to: Imp”eeeeeeeee”achment #1812644

    Amil Zola
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    Legally the House cannot be compelled to send the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate. If they do, once Chief Justice Roberts is seated the Senate will motion for the charges to be dismissed. If Chief Justice Roberts says no the Senate can call for a vote and override his decision based on their super majority. The House knows this, it’s been their long game since they know that the Senate will not vote to convict the President.

    in reply to: Imp”eeeeeeeee”achment #1812178

    Amil Zola
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    Now the slick move would be for the Dems not to forward the articles to the Senate. Apparently he speaker of the house is suggesting the same.

    in reply to: Imp”eeeeeeeee”achment #1812122

    Amil Zola
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    The Senate will not vote for impeachment, but they and Mitch will be taught a lesson in procedure by the Chief Justice, who under law presides over the trial. Once the Chief Justice is sworn, Mitch no longer has a special place in this proceeding. The Chief Justice has a great deal of latitude during the proceeding, up to the point of calling witnesses. One must remember this constitutional process is a vehicle by which the president is held to account.

    I keep hearing complaints about the closed committee meetings during the run up to the public investigation. The privacy of these meetings (prior to impeachment) was a practice during the Clinton impeachment and certainly consistent with the analogy that the hearings were part of a discovery phase. Just as discovery during a lower court trial is not make public until trial. The actual impeachment trial is the responsibility of the Senate presided over by the Chief Justice.

    Of course even a no vote doesn’t stop the other house committees from continuing their investigations into the presidents finances.

    in reply to: Inviting divorced women to your Shabbos table? #1808886

    Amil Zola
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    Any speculation about divorce rates among any group of Jews is just that. It’s an individual opinion which is not documented.

    I live outside the NY/NJ Jewniverse and wonder if this proscription also included widows (of which I am one)?

    Additionally, I would guess that if you are inviting someone from your community, they are aware what local norms are and behave accordingly.

    in reply to: Do you love all pizza #1801550

    Amil Zola
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    I love thin crust, with San Marzano tomatoes from my garden, imported parm, some green olive oil, and full fat mozzarella which is always homemade. Weather permitting I’ll bake it outdoors on fire brick placed over the grate on my firepit and use the dome from a large Weber over the pie to act as an oven. When it’s almost done I’ll slide the pie off the fire brick onto the grate to char the bottom. In the winter I will cook it in the oven on fire brick and slide it off with a peel to an empty grate to char the bottom. Now the dough for winter pie is made the same day. Summer pie, the dough comes from a plastic tub from that’s been filled with dough and added to on a regular basis. It yields a thin chewy crust every time.

    in reply to: 12 steps #1800734

    Amil Zola
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    Realistic gu I’m not biting. I’m still full from dinner.

    in reply to: 12 steps #1800658

    Amil Zola
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    Off the top of my head there is SMART recovery, Women/Men in Sobriety, Secular Organization For Sobriety, Rational Recovery , Celebrate Sobriety, Refuge Recovery and Life Ring. Im sure there are many more, I’ve been out of the A&D counseling community for sometime now. All programs have their pluses and minuses. Some have documented success rates, others like AA don’t have documented success rates. But simply put there are support groups for sobriety that do not have a religious bent and don’t use the 12 Steps. It’s up to and individual to choose which they think is best for them.

    Support circles have proven to be important to recovery and moving back into sober living. AA isn’t for anyone. Today most recovery professionals recognize support groups to be necessary for sobriety, and are willing to give their clients multiple options, including 12 Step programs.

    I would think a persons local Rabbi could direct a frum man or women to a program suited to their faith.

    in reply to: 12 steps #1800579

    Amil Zola
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    The Little I know, you should try to get your hands on a first edition of Bill Wilson’s bio “Pass it On”. He was pretty clear about supporting the xtian version of god and sin. Oh and in that volume he also advocated for the use of LSD. His experience with LSD led him to believe it was a shortcut to sobriety. The highly edited second addition left out the part about LSD.

    In my years of attending meetings, I spent a lot of time at a CA Alano club that was home to first generation AAs, my Alanon sponsor was first generation, all supported the xtian version of a deity. Most of us who have been to a meeting are aware that ‘even a tree can be your higher power’, is an oft repeated mantra.

    If AA works for you, and you’ve found meetings that are sensitive to the spiritual needs of a non xtian, good on you. But understand there are many paths up the mountain. The treatment of addictive diseases has progress substantially since the early days. Many people who suffer from addictions do not respond to a spiritual program for sobriety and cannot maintain long periods of sobriety without professional help. And many do required medically supervised withdrawal from their substances of choice.

    Again there are many paths up the mountain, don’t close your mind to other positive means of conquering addiction, someday you may find they work for you.

    in reply to: 12 steps #1800423

    Amil Zola
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    Because of the anonymity of 12 step meetings there is no accurate way to measure their success. I spent a few years going to Alanon meetings and attended a number of open AA meeting over the years. With both groups I noted lay people with no degrees or training handing out simplistic advice. The groups do not deal with the underlying reasons why a person chooses to self medicate with a substance. I also noticed that a large majority of individuals who have followed AA and claim AA is responsible for their sobriety don’t own their own efforts to overcome their addictions. Many do make AA the focus of their own lives and those of their family, literally trading one dependency for another.

    There are many paths up the mountain.

    in reply to: Geneivat Daat #1797947

    Amil Zola
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    Well KY it sounds like a rip off pure and simple. I’m a product of a very healthy and well regarded public school system and frankly I wouldn’t pay a dime for the type of education you are exampling no less $10K+ per year.

    in reply to: Geneivat Daat #1797720

    Amil Zola
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    KY-‘When the school gives the students an assignment to be done in a language they neither speak nor understand, what do they really think is going on behind the scenes??’ Why in the world would they do that? What could the teachers motivation possibly be?


    Amil Zola
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    I purchase items on Amazon that are offered by third parties. I have no way of knowing if the seller is a yid.

    in reply to: I got my flu shot today, did you? #1791521

    Amil Zola
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    I got mine last week. Depending on when the flu hits in my state my Dr. will often advise a second shot and I will willingly get one.


    Amil Zola
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    I have high quality knives, that I’ve invested a great deal of $ in over the years. I wash, dry and put them away after every use. It’s just a habit I have with tools. If I’m done using the shovel in my garden, I wash it, put it in the sun to dry and put it away. Same with my electric driver, I dust it off, take out the bit, and but it away. Same with my vacuum sealer. It reduces clutter and helps extend the life of my tools.

    in reply to: Democrats/Libs #1784079

    Amil Zola
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    ubiquitin, Just as an FYI Ammon, Clivan’s son was just denied a firearms purchase. He wanted an AR. He didn’t pass a federal background check.

    in reply to: Civet coffee #1780665

    Amil Zola
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    Rational, thanks!! Learning is a lifelong process and I appreciate your contribution.

    in reply to: Civet coffee #1780408

    Amil Zola
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    The same would hold true of Argan oil.

    in reply to: piano course #1780362

    Amil Zola
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    Joseph I do hope that the Moderators google your rude comment.

    in reply to: Child Victims Act now in effect in NYS #1779103

    Amil Zola
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    Smerel, Epstein was a convicted sex offender who got off lightly due to his political pull with the US AG. His arrest in July was for a federal offense of trafficking minors, civil cases filed by his victims date back to 2008.

    in reply to: Learning From the Recent Drowning Tragedies #1778467

    Amil Zola
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    TrueBT, life rings as you call them have been obsolete for some time for a variety of reasons. They have been replaced by torpedo buoys.

    in reply to: Holocaust book #1777667

    Amil Zola
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    The Yaffa Eliach book is wonderful (as most of hers are). Some of the stories are downright funny. It’s well worth the money.

    in reply to: Democrats/Libs #1776679

    Amil Zola
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    The last time I checked there were 150 known militias here in the US, each believes itself to be well regulated. Heck a few even own tanks. Who is regulating them? Lets face it many are Jew hating nationalists who would like to see any Jew, from or not go up in smoke. But above all they believe they fit the descriptor.

    in reply to: Democrats/Libs #1775860

    Amil Zola
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    Guns are legal, that horse is out of the barn. I would like stricter background checks and enforced red flag laws. Even with making bump stocks illegal it takes a decent machinist and a couple of hundred $$ to turn some long guns into fully auto. Lets limit those extended magazines to those who need it, LE and the military. I’d like to see the ATF (in plain clothes) walking the parking lots of gun shows and busting those who buy or sell weapons illegally. (Funding for the ATF was cut under the current administration). I would like to see some way of enforcing gun storage in homes so children can’t access their parents weapons and shoot themselves or others. (79 so far this year.) I don’t have solutions, just some common sense recommendations that have been made by others before me.

    In 2017 one of the first things the current president did was sign a bill to make it easier for mentally ill people to own weapons. Now he’s saying the mass shooting problem is due to mentally ill people accessing weapons and we must return to the good old days of institutionalizing mentally ill. Never mind the fact that he has cut back on public resources for the mentally ill. Frankly I’d like to know where the president really stands on this issue since he’s contradicting himself. Trust me I was down right angry that Obama did little, but legislatively his hands are tied. At some point American needs to value human life more than it values weapon ownership.

    And lets’ face it those good guys with a gun ( civilians) need to be putting in some serious range time if they are going to be of any help. Heck the recent mass shooting have shown us that even LE shoots the wrong people in active shooter situations.

    in reply to: An amendment to protect hunters #1775869

    Amil Zola
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    Even in states with the strictest gun control laws hunters get a preference. This is often abused unless the the law is specific. For instance a man can claim he needs an AR with an extended magazine for deer hunting. The 270 Winchester model 44 is a bolt action that is one of the most popular large game weapons among subsistence hunters in my area. 280 Remington bolt actions are another affordable long rifle choice for hunters. One does not need an AR with an extended magazine to shoot deer.

    in reply to: Dating “the one” #1774552

    Amil Zola
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    CA I’m still waiting to hear what she and Joseph ordered. I’m also curious whether Joseph order for her or she got to pick what she wanted.

    in reply to: GGWG Militia #1771917

    Amil Zola
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    The Patriot Militia, The Real Three Percenters, III%, Patriot Pride, The Minutemen, The Patriot Prayer Group are just a few of over 500 militias here in the US. Go to any of their web pages and you’ll see they all profess to be GGWGs.

    in reply to: 3-Day Weekends – Global Impact (more info in OP) #1770364

    Amil Zola
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    Litebright, pics or it didn’t happen.:)

    FWIW I don’t think that democratic republics like the US can legislate the days of the work week. Our M-F work week is a holdover from the days when religion had a stronger influence on society. Here in the US there are a great many public and private employers who permit their workers to have 4 ten hour day work weeks. It’s simply a matter of choice and scheduling.

    in reply to: 3-Day Weekends – Global Impact (more info in OP) #1769501

    Amil Zola
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    Is this a wonder question of some kind? Or is it a test to see if anyone can make sense of your one sentence first paragraph?

    in reply to: Eating Fish #1769473

    Amil Zola
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    Why be so picky about the mercury, when most Jews are eating farmed tilapia that are fed the refuse from swine slaughter houses in China and Indonesia?

    in reply to: Choose your “Big McMoishe” #1768958

    Amil Zola
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    Gadol, I purchased them at my local co-op which offers them on the menu in their cafe.

    in reply to: Choose your “Big McMoishe” #1768899

    Amil Zola
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    Correction: The box in the freezer says they are ‘Impossible Burgers’.


    Amil Zola
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    Rebyid, I don’t think it’s a waste to use quality ingredients in any of the food I cook. I don’t think that the Tuscan tuna soup I make would be half as tasty if I used tinned preserved tuna. Same would hold for the Japanese tuna miso soup I make. Different strokes for different folks.

    in reply to: Choose your “Big McMoishe” #1768594

    Amil Zola
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    I tried Beyond Burgers. They are far better than most veggie burgers and a bit closer to real meat but not worth the money. IMHO I’ll stick with a fresh beef burger off the Weber and some faux cheese, but my preference is onion, tomato and avocado.


    Amil Zola
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    I’ve used fresh off the boat tuna to make fish soups and chowders, but it is totally unlike tinned tuna. Which kind do you use?

    in reply to: Frum Camps & Water Parks #1768014

    Amil Zola
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    I don’t understand which ‘last’ tragedy you are referring to? This weeks dead child or the man who drowned at the beach? Or are your referring to the hiker? Be that as it may. YWN reported that the child at the water park wasn’t noticed to be missing until the kids returned to their busses. I’m aware that there are other versions in other news outlets. But since I was posting on YWN I referred to their version of the events.

    Regardless, the buddy system hasn’t gone out of style for class trips or even some family’s outings. And counting ones charges be they kids you are chaperoning or your own at any type of amusement park is just good sense.

    in reply to: Frum Camps & Water Parks #1767935

    Amil Zola
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    Again I’m surprised that the chaperones didn’t do regular counts of their charges. This holds true for the lost hiker as well. I’ve chaperoned class trips to our local small time waterpark. There were 6 kids to every chaperone. The chaperones all had to have CPR certificates and each child had to have a buddy. All chaperones had to be able to read English since the signs in the park were all in English. If a child had to leave the water to use the loo all the kids assigned to that chaperone were pulled from the pool and dragged along to the loo. It wasn’t discovered that this child was missing until they did a count on the bus!!

    This is so sad, I hope at some point the camps learn from these tragedies. I hope too, that parents of campers learn about the necessary safety precautions that should be observed and ask the camps about their compliance before they send their kids off.

    I post this with the disclaimer that your “facts” are not verified and, as in the last tragedy, may not be correct.

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