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  • in reply to: Car Repair courses needed in Lakewood #2007213
    Amil Zola
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    AAQ has a good point about oil changes. Where I live the issue is disposal of used auto oil, that’s why I do have my oil changed by a local shop. It costs me $30.

    in reply to: Car Repair courses needed in Lakewood #2005809
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    I grew up with a Father who worked on cars (so did my bros). I also learned how to lay brick, vinyl, formica, hang tape and texture drywall and do repairs on vehicles. I drive a 20 yo Volvo and have only needed a mechanic once. (Last week.) I’ve replaced alternators, door activators, AC fans and fuel pumps. YouTube is a great way to learn how to fix things, so are vehicle owner groups.

    in reply to: Comedian in Chief #2003622
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    I’m still waiting to hear about the other guys planned retreat from Afghanistan. Hard to know without a national security briefing prior to the Biden administration coming into office.

    in reply to: World’s Failure #2001631
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    In the worst of all flu seasons our local ICU and infectious disease isolation wards are never filled. Today we have zero isolation beds in hospitals for 3 counties and zero ICU beds.

    in reply to: I’m considered an anti Vaccinator #2000538
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    So when you refer to robotic appendages do you mean the high tech prosthetics that some folks need to live and function in this world?

    in reply to: Why can’t we TALK??? #1999581
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    Someone up thread mentioned testing of the polio vaccine. The Salk vaccine was given an early release. There were loud complaints about the design of the testing of the vaccine. And because it was so new, there were no longitudinal data studies as follow ups with the recipients. (Now we all know about Post Polio Syndrome.) And apparently many of our parents thought that the vaccination gave their children a chance of a life outside an iron long or crippled. Where I grew up not far from Lkwd, 6 kids had polio, one died, the rest were physically crippled for life. (The March of Dimes has a good history of polio and the vaccines.)

    in reply to: My friend just died #1999529
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    I’ve had two Moderna shots, I’m a cancer survivor.

    in reply to: Water Safety #1997271
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    GH, from what I read the women who are purchasing these lessons are predominantly living in NJ. Pools are either the parents, the instructors or rented by the parents or instructors. But still it is pricey.

    in reply to: Water Safety #1997153
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    There was a thread on Imamother recently that discussed what frum Mothers are spending on swimming lessons for their kids, from $70 per 1/2 hour, some costs are over $90 per hour. It’s likely cost prohibitive for many families.

    in reply to: PSA for Hikers #1996445
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    CS, I’m not busy with PSA’s no need to lie. Most of my days are spent in or near my pool. It’s in the 90+ here in OR. But hey if you want a swimming PSA I’ll be happy to oblige. I’ll get it started so other can contribute positive responses.

    in reply to: Leave of Absence #1995996
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    Take care, wishing you a speedy medical solution. You will be missed.

    in reply to: Leave of Absence #1995990
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    Care for yourself as others care for you.

    in reply to: House January 6th Commission #1995824
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    So what if the trail goes back to the Speaker? I’m far left of any progressive on this forum but if Pelosi had a part in rallying the mob and assisting the terrorists we need to know.

    in reply to: House January 6th Commission #1995366
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    As one of the officers said yesterday (this is a paraphrase), testimony was political because the actions of the terrorists were political.Doesn’t anyone remember the purpose of seizing the capitol was to keep the electoral votes from being certified, certainly that is a political process in our country.

    in reply to: House January 6th Commission #1995184
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    The level of violence was nauseating. I’ve been listening to some of the threatening phone calls that some of these officers are receiving for simply telling the truth.

    in reply to: Jewish Comedy #1994511
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    His brother, Joseph was a well known rabbi in Central NJ. Joseph was the rabbi at Anshe Emeth in South River for many years prior to its moving to Highland Park. (Anseh Emeth was a conservative congregation.) Joseph helped establish several congregations in NJ including Union Hill and Young Israel in East Brunswick.

    in reply to: Democrats Quiet on Cuba #1992970
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    Those folks in Cuba are asking for medical help, access to medical care and medicine, a living wage, fare taxes for the worker, access to affordable housing, free and fair elections? The same stuff many Americans are asking of their own government today. Just something to think about.

    in reply to: Democrats Quiet on Cuba #1991805
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    I’d also add, that the people who entered the building did so as a means of stopping the election certification by VP Pence.

    in reply to: Universal Health care, Obamacare, Managed Care #1990093
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    Health, now I’m genuinely curious. You are a medical professional who has been on Medicaid for years, how can you be so poorly paid to be qualified for Medicaid? That seems to be an indictment of the medical profession if they cannot pay you what you are worth and you have to be dependent on means tested programs. It’s kinda like those folks who work for Walmart but don’t make enough and depend on SNAP and Medicaid. Folks like you are just one of the reasons Im a tax and spend liberal. I don’t mind my tax dollars supporting you or anyone who qualify for a means tested program.

    in reply to: Universal Health care, Obamacare, Managed Care #1989437
    Amil Zola
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    Ubiq, I made the clarification as a general purpose. I have through my working life, had gold standard health ins. provided by my employer at no cost to me. I’m now well over 65 and have medicare, and the necessary advantage plan.

    I live in an area where a medical monopoly serves 3 counties through a regional medical center and hundreds of satellite offices. I’ve watched the monopoly buy out small and solo practices and replace them with an incredibly efficient system. They are poised for single payer, they had foresight. But for now they do one heck of a job delivering care and services.

    Personally I’d like a single payer system, private health insurance is a legal racket. Who pays for a single payer? I’m a tax and spend lefty, far left of Mary Jones, I say tax the billionaires. Do I need to name names?

    in reply to: Universal Health care, Obamacare, Managed Care #1989416
    Amil Zola
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    Point of information:

    There seems to be some confusion here. Medicaid is for individuals who have limited financial resources but are under the age of 65 and are unable to afford medical care. It is a means tested program that provides coverage for those earning less than 130% of the federal poverty line.

    Medicare is a federal program for those that are 65 or older, but in some circumstances will cover minors under certain circumstances or individuals experienced end stage renal failure. Medicare is not means tested for retirees. Retirees pay for medicare out of their Social Security benefits (and prior payroll deductions). Retirees will often purchase supplemental ins for additional coverage.

    There is an updated drug formulary for Medicaid online if you or your physician are having difficulty determining if a certain drug is covered. FWIW if your physician is prescribing the off label use of a drug it won’t be covered by medicaid.

    in reply to: Universal Health care, Obamacare, Managed Care #1989365
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    And Health no most of Europe doesn’t have siestas. Heck Spain outlawed them in the ’40s.

    in reply to: Universal Health care, Obamacare, Managed Care #1989363
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    Reb elizer, Health doesn’t seem to have any interest in contributing to solutions, IMHO.

    in reply to: shiduchim #1989328
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    EC, why not discuss this with your peers in your religious community or ALOR?

    in reply to: Any coupon for Mishpacha magazine subscription? #1989330
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    Yikes, $300 for a magazine? I’ve paid that for quarterly professional publications and research journals but for a routine mag?

    in reply to: Universal Health care, Obamacare, Managed Care #1989297
    Amil Zola
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    Kollelman, futile care laws are in place through out the US. They were championed by the Republican party and the first legislation of it’s kind was signed by Gov. Geo Bush of Texas at the time. They have nothing to do with the PPACA (Obamacare).

    in reply to: Covid Forever #1989302
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    Many of our parents were willing to impact our future health by having us injected with the poorly tested Salk polio vaccine.

    in reply to: Woke Towns #1984807
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    Vegas? Isn’t it the city that doesn’t sleep? Or is that NYC?

    in reply to: Maricopa county audit #1984263
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    How long can one beat a dead horse?

    in reply to: Robo calls getting out of hand #1984151
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    Are you talking about your landline or a cell? I’ve got a cell and get a spammy text here and there but I just block the number.

    in reply to: COVID VACCINE FOR CHILDREN #1979566
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    I wonder how many parents today would have chosen for their children to have received the Salk vaccine like many of our parents did. Critics of that vaccine claimed that it was insufficiently tested and the testing was flawed.

    in reply to: Trusting the Safety Officers #1978249
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    “…but how can we trust the officers that X or Z is really needed, when we know that they’d love to do anything to make our lives miserable.” I will graciously opt out of your ‘we’. My preference is to live with limited paranoia.

    Amil Zola
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    UJM I would suggest that this is an issue you are powerless over. Lets face it, your influence over the reproductive rates of nonJews is pretty much zilch. You do have power over your own reproductive rate. Start there and keep it private.

    in reply to: Bochurim Self-Funding #1975999
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    This is a job skill for life. edited

    Naturally I come from a different generation where studying in Israel wasn’t a given and people/teens worked if they wanted or needed money.

    As has been pointed out many times, it’s expensive to be a frum Jew. If you don’t work for wages you have to figure out other ways to pay for the garb and the lifestyle.

    in reply to: Israel is the safest country for Jews #1975767
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    The other fun thing my husband and I would do while reading the CR is apply the rules of debate to a thread.

    in reply to: Impact covid had on civility #1975738
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    I don’t apologize for being direct. My spouse posted very little here. We mostly used the CR for entertainment, ya know, dramatic readings of someones tirade.

    in reply to: Impact covid had on civility #1975694
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    Even when my husband was alive we would comment on the lack of civility here in the Coffee Room. It predates the pandemic.

    in reply to: Israel is the safest country for Jews #1974923
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    UJM, that makes me even more pleased that I chose living in the PNW. Our minority religions here in town in descending order are Bah’i and sharing second place are Jews (a variety) and Muslims (a variety.

    in reply to: Israel is the safest country for Jews #1974915
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    “Proud Boys are not a bigger threat than ANTIFA and Muslims. ” It would appear so in Lkwd.

    in reply to: Israel is the safest country for Jews #1974835
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    My life experience is similar to that which CT. Lawyer just explained. As one who lives outside the tristate Jewniverse in a diverse community, I don’t feel threatened at all for being a Jew. It’s likely if I was a male POC living in a densely populated urban area, I could feel threatened.

    Unfortunately here in the PNY hate groups such as The Proud Boys are highly visible, but they are viewed as threats towards the American Democracy, not just Jews or POC. Their hate isn’t tolerated, not by our communities at large or religious minorities. We ALL join hands to defend our rights to worship, build community, educate our children and defeat the forces of bigotry.

    in reply to: Thank Biden for the Gas Shortage #1973878
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    CS, gas prices west of the Mississippi have traditionally been higher than the rest of the country , trust me we don’t move to the PNW for cheap gas.

    in reply to: Thank Biden for the Gas Shortage #1973811
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    No, it’s sad that you couldn’t address the topic I raised vis a vis why the east coast is suffering from shortages in vehicle fuel an rising costs. Here in the PNW with minimal refineries our prices yo yo and it’s not dependent on who is elected.

    The east coast is suffering ’cause this is a pipeline that fills the needs of east coast refineries. Why so stubborn to admit the truth?

    in reply to: Thank Biden for the Gas Shortage #1973711
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    I recognize that the folks that bloviate here are from the tri state Jewniverse. Be aware, and perhaps be more catholic, small c, in your news reading. The midwest and west are not suffering from fuel shortages.

    in reply to: Unemployment rate and job numbers #1972536
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    Always, I’ve googled and can’t find federal documentation to support your posits. Its would have been helpful if you read my post for comprehension and actually addressed the issue I raises vis a vis Frum women. Now again, the Jewish women who work either inside or outside their homes to support their families while the father is studying has not been addressed by you. This is traditional and certainly hasn’t been forced by our government.

    Here in the burbs (mixed not part of the the Jewniverse) a serious issue is childcare outside the home and how it has been impacted by the pandemic. Small communities such as mine have crafted solutions. Employers have also been part of the solution. From what I read on frum women’s sites like Ima, costs of child care are a lot lower on the east coast and frum Women will use unlicensed facilities. Here west of the Mississippi, our average hourly licensed facility will charge an average of $20/hr. Frum women also send their children out a lot earlier than their non Jewish cohorts. These are all apples and oranges you are unaware of. The claims of the NYTd are pretty much bunk without an actual statical study.
    Have a good day and a pleasant tomorrow.

    in reply to: Unemployment rate and job numbers #1972279
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    I don’t live in a homogeneous Jewish town or area. I’m not quite sure how you can claim and/confirm that the Biden admn feels ‘compelled’ to make all women work. Do you have any data to support this claim?
    I have family in Lkwd for generations and it’s been my experience that Frum women in Lkwd do work to support their husbands who are learners and help pay for childrens tuition. I personally don’t feel that the current President is forcing these women to work outside (or inside) the home. It is merely a religious lifestyle choice that is very expensive.

    in reply to: The Democrat Playbook #1965293
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    It’s been my experience over the years that folks that credit Alinsky with a laundry list of changes 1) have never read Alinsky 2) don’t even bother to fact check.

    In the same vein, folks that think that all PPA does is perform abortions, don’t bother to investigate their claims either.

    Amil Zola
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    ST it’s called Operation Paperclip.

    in reply to: Talk Radio #1952425
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    That Steve Allen quote up thread was worthy. “Radio is the theater of the mind; television is the theater of the Mindless” – Steve Allen.

    in reply to: Systemic racism, the woke get woker #1951020
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    POC have been victims, they continue to be victims for a variety of reasons which I won’t argue here. Again your kids aren’t going to public school. And you still can do what other towns have done. Elect nothing but Frum Jews to your school board.

    in reply to: Systemic racism, the woke get woker #1950834
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    I just don’t get the rant. You don’t live in Oregon, and I would guess that your children and the children of your community don’t go to public school. BTW the Oregon DOE suggests teachers take this training, it’s not required, nor has the DOE adopted ethnomathematics. (I don’t even think it goes toward CE credit.)

    Yea your rant fascinates me. As an Oregonian, meh. It’s not likely that the DOE will adopt ethnomathematics in the near or distant future. I spent a few years working for the DOE, and I’m guessing due to prior experience this is a new national trend in pedagogy. I’m also guessing that the DOE has gotten some grant money to fund these trainings, that’s their usual SOP.

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