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I voted already. If I have the time today I’ll read the transcripts.
Call hatzolah there has been a red kool aid overdose!!
Ok Common, I’ll admit it. I got sucked into your trolling. Have a good day and a pleasant tomorrow.
With regards to ‘signing papers’. Those are informed consent papers that must be signed by the parents prior to the minor children being tested. As an adult you would also sign those same papers.
Well Common I still have family living in NY and NJ. They’re not happy about limiting their lives, but they do, if it means helping to halt the pandemic. Another reason for my concern is putting a positive face on frum Jews. Too often all non Jews know about the frum are the negatives, kids not learning to read basic English, tax frauds, money laundering, rabbis molesting kids, communities ignoring child molestations by community members. Yea it happens among all folks, but for a visible minority like us it points out some major hypocrisies that the community choses to ignore. Let’s face it the measles epidemic wasn’t exactly good press.
As you mentioned I live in the PNW, it’s not exactly the known Jewniverse like NY and NJ. That means we stick out like sore thumbs. Our public behavior reflects on all frum and may cause the non Jews to see us in a very negative light if all they read about frumma are the issues I mentioned above.
I have no doubt that you and others will disagree with me. But it may be worth your time to explore a different POV. Not only am I an outsider to your community,but I’m frum.
Flowers, it could help sway public opinion, have you thought about that?October 14, 2020 4:04 pm at 4:04 pm in reply to: Portland mayoral candidate spotted with skirt featuring photos of communist lead #1909967
I live in a vote by mail state. I sometimes miss voting in a 100+ year old Grange Hall and walking to the wood stove to warm after voting. I certainly don’t miss driving rural roads in foul weather so I could transport those without without transportation to the Grange. (I typically took election day off so that I could manage multiple trips.)
Why would the Johnson administration bomb the tracks to the concentration camps 21 years after WW2 ended?
They’re too busy having cat fights on Imamother.
1 many states have little experience in vote by mail. I’m in a state that has been voting by mail for decades. I have confidence in the system that is in place in my state. For those of you that don’t, work for change in your own state. Study what other states who have experience in vote by mail and see how they have fine tuned their systems. No sense in reinventing the wheel when there are credible examples to follow.October 1, 2020 11:27 am at 11:27 am in reply to: Joe Biden seemed to be using some sort of earpiece during the debate #1906245
Bummed by posters response? Syag, you are taking this forum much too seriously,no need to emotionally engage. Perhaps taking a week or so off from posting will help you put all of this into perspective.October 1, 2020 12:18 am at 12:18 am in reply to: Joe Biden seemed to be using some sort of earpiece during the debate #1906011
Syag, the crease on his collar (and it’s shadow) was mistaken for a wire by many. What you thought was a wire on his wrist was his son Beau’s rosary that he wears on his wrist and is often seen touching. He also wears a gray ribbon which is symbolic of the fight against brain cancer on his wrist.Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
In 2017 Gavin McInnis taped a video entitled ’10 Things I hate about the Jews.
I’ve seen the PBs, 3%s and Oath Keepers up close and personal when they descended on my town (I do not live in the Ptlnd metro area). I can assure you their gear and vehicles are decked out in the symbols of the nazi’s. Gavin himself claims the holocaust never happened. He claims that the numbers of dead Jews are inflated none were intentionally exterminated.
RM, you are pixels on a screen, just as I am. Why do you think your opinion would impact me? I’ve been voting for over 1/2 century and frankly, you don’t have the power, skills nor ability to insult me because of my electoral choices.
I think these debates came too late in the campaign. For goodness sake people are already voting.September 30, 2020 10:31 am at 10:31 am in reply to: Joe Biden seemed to be using some sort of earpiece during the debate #1905726
Nothing like picking up the conspiracy theory du jour and running with it. LOL.
“Kennedy was the last Democrat to do anything special for us…” Obama invested billions of US tax payer money in the defense of Israel. $20.5 billion for defense, $50 million for National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Ministry, $1.3 billion for the iron dome, an addition $38 billion in military aid (at $3.8 billion per year all opposed by Lindsay Graham and the republicans.)
New World Order came into play long before Bush’s presidency. It dates back to Nixon and his prayer breakfasts.
Pat Robertson (dead uber xtian, supporter of Israel) wrote a book in the 90s called “New World Order”. The anti semitism poured off the pages. Robertson supported the concept that the Jewish bankers were behind it all.
“The new line of DNC jews are that the squad…” I don’t think a single member of ‘the squad’ identifies as Jewish.
Quickbooks, and MS office can all be learned through tutorials, why the need for ‘classes? Yes, if you want high levels of proficiency it may take more than self directed training perhaps a skilled mentor. But these are not high level programs, it may be a good idea for these students to proceed with some discovery learning. Of course, not having access to the internet makes it difficult for a serious student to proceed with problem solving questions.September 15, 2020 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm in reply to: Literal Democrat Staffers have been Rioting in Portland #1901945
BK your blindness towards the Black Block is astounding. You will ignore self admitted anarchists and throw out Antifa as a portmanteau. It doesn’t work that way.September 15, 2020 2:08 pm at 2:08 pm in reply to: Literal Democrat Staffers have been Rioting in Portland #1901859
BK I’m nor responsible for your justification for lying, never have been never will be.September 14, 2020 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm in reply to: Literal Democrat Staffers have been Rioting in Portland #1901523
BK613. I’m not happy when anyone gets hurt. Stop lying. Frankly I think a lot of the violence is due to Black Block that many confuse with Antifa.September 14, 2020 7:35 am at 7:35 am in reply to: Literal Democrat Staffers have been Rioting in Portland #1901271
Hmm Andy, well it appears that the brain damage he received in PTLND back in June 19 has resolved itself.September 13, 2020 1:15 am at 1:15 am in reply to: Literal Democrat Staffers have been Rioting in Portland #1900883
I know we can’t post actual links here but could you be kind enough to point me to where you got this info? TYVM
Just a reminder Deep Throat was anonymous for decades. Bernstein seems to weathered the heat from that rather well.
And YW Coffee room is not a face virtual world? We can all be bots running on AI.
And yet everyone here complaining about social media is using social media.
The president announced he will be signing a nationwide order forbidding evictions due to nonpayment and Covid. It has some fine print but all in all renters will be protected. Their rent’s are not going to be forgiven. I have a feeling that this will impact many hand to mouth landlords who will not be able to make their mortgage payments. Eventually it will further destabilize the NYC rental market with landlord defaults.
I am a lifelong Democrat, and I will maintain you are a liar. It is a label you have earned. None of those you mentioned have reacted with ‘glee’ about this weather event.
Coffee Addict, why must you lie? I’m certainly not gleeful when a destructive weather event threatens life or property.
Reb, admittedly I read the piece of drek that the Republicans affirmed to be their platform. The emperor still has no clothes. May we all see better days.
Charlie, I agree with you 100%. America can’t really look to the Republican party for help, they’ve confirmed they have become a cult of personality. You just need to read the party platform this week. No real plans, no real positions on issues that are vital to the economic survival of our country. Hopefully I can share your optimism in the coming weeks.
It’s hard to tell, folks invested in the stock market are doing well. Many small brick and mortar businesses won’t survive. Then there is the issue of those who will be newly homeless this year. It’s estimated that 20-40 million households are at risk of being homeless. Even if those numbers are off by half, it’s hard to see how their needs can be met over the long or short term.
I’d love to have an optimistic view on the matter of our economy but covid came at a time when our farmers were fighting the drought and tariffs and there was little industrial growth. Most jobs being added were service industry, and those are directly impacted by openings and closings of businesses nationwide.
I don’t think anyone can predict what will happen in the next 6 months to a year.
Oregonian here! I love voting at the kitchen table, no stamps necessary. Around 7 years ago an elections worker in the PDX metro area was busted for filling in incomplete ballots and marking them for republican candidates. I also recall someone busted for ballot harvesting, I don’t know if it is still illegal here, I’m guessing it went by the wayside when we choose vote by mail 20 years ago. There used to be a site you could use to track election fraud by state. Perhaps someone can try a google and see if they can find it.
Thanks to all for the advice on Bill Pay I’m going to do the switch next month. My payees aren’t part of the system but it eliminates the hassle of finding a drop box right now.
2Cents since 2006 the USPS has had to prefund pension and retirees insurance unlike any other department in the US govt. FWIW using DHL it would cost me $7 to send a document to Ptlnd OR. Remember too, not every American is middle class some are poor, live rurally and without the internet. Right now its the cost of a postage stamp for me. Frankly I stocked up on forever stamps 2 years ago consequently I’m paying less than todays rates for postage.
I’m guessing (I’ve not done the research) but I would guess that the USPS much like SNAP contributes substantially to the US economy.
Gadol hatorah I agree about paying online, unfortunately I have two payees who are old school. I do have a concern for those who live rurally, and those without the internet. Let’s face it not everyone lives in an urban area with internet service. In my area there are thousands who live without internet access due to location or expense.
Speaking of immigration, in 2016 the president’s campaign stated there would be a full press conference on his wife’s journey to citizenship. The Knauss family is very lucky they got here when they did.
AhvasChinom I have no idea if those trails are open. I don’t venture up that way very often. You can probably google and find out. It appears our state parks are filled to the brim and out of state tourists are being surcharged so that residents have priority. This summer when I do leave my pool I tend to venture off the beaten path. I usually spend a day off in the woods every week. I take a good book and settle in near a waterfall.
Goldilocks, I grew up in NJ not far from Lkwd (still have family there). I live in Oregon in the PNW. Tomorrow is a windstorm warning day with extended gusts of over 40mph predicted. The furniture on my patio and pool area is already stored away and the generator test started. fuel levels checked.
My father was a volunteer firefighter and emergency responder. His prepping kept us safe and comfortable in ’64 when Dora left us without power and water for a week, same with Alma, Doria. IRRC Doria left us without power for about 12 days. Foresight meant that during hurricanes and record snow falls we were fed and comfortable and in a position to help our neighbors who weren’t as well prepared. Hopefully the Lkwd community will have learned from this, it sounds as if this will be a record year for hurricanes. Good luck and stay safe.
From what I’ve been reading the folks in Lkwd were not very prepared for this storm even though they had days to do so. Hopefully this will be a lesson learned. Many don’t understand that the main power outages were due to the failure of substations, not trees falling. And for what it’s worth, don’t run out and just buy a generator before learning how to use it and how to safely store fuel.
Prepping isn’t hard to integrate into your daily life. Keep a minimum of a weeks worth of shelf stable food on hand, same with water. Remember water purification is dependent on power supply, as long as you’re buying cases of bottled water keep some on hand. Have some spare propane tanks on hand so you can cook on your gas bbq. Then there is the usual batteries and lights. Make sure there is a battery operated light for each of your rooms, stairways etc.
1 it sounds like you are rather well connected with xPresident Obama and the inside workings of the Democratic party. Are you undercover at these meetings or the strategy sessions? I’d love to be impressed by your insider knowledge.
I’m currently registered Dem and have yet to receive the email that says that xPresident Obama is the official spokesman for the Democratic party. As someone who has voted for Republicans I’m still on their current mailing list and have yet to receive any info that indicates our current president is the official spokesperson for the Republican party. See how that works? Anyone on the internet can claim that someone is the official spokesperson for any party, that doesn’t make it real.
The Biden plan will also cover 12 weeks paid family leave as well as free universal pre K programs for 3-4 yo’s.
Look to the night skies this weekend and see some amazing wonders Hashem has created. Comet Neowise will still be visible. You will also be able to see Mars,Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury unaided.
Thanks for your concern Moshefrommidwood. I don’t anticipate any children using my pool. Should an interloper choose to climb over an 8ft wood fence and find their way through some densely grown firs, they would encounter an electric fence. If that didn’t deter them ,Sam and Dave my border collies would not welcome them. If they could evade Sam and Dave I’m sure some motion sensor lights would give them a surprise. Then there is the pool fence and alarm. You see I knew I would be living out my days as a single elder in this home and I’ve done my best to secure my property and person. I’m also well armed. Teens who choose to pool hop would likely do that in town based on convenience alone.
CTL This is the first year that I’ve not done a veggie garden but with the outdoor remodel I did have water run out to a potential garden plot. Right now I’m quite satisfied with my custom CSA from a local farm.I still can, not as much as I did in earlier years when we were always inundated with guests. When blueberries were in I dried two flats and froze two. Same with strawberries. And I’ll put up some tomatoes later in the season. Last week I made a gallon of garlic dill pickles but they will need a few more days before I test one.
I think it is great that you have the youth helping out with construction. I was always included in helping my father with his projects, my brothers were not so inclined. I did all the brick work for my outdoor cooking area and the tile for the two bathrooms here. This winter I will be working on my second raw edged bookshelf, all joined.
I enjoy hearing your tales of the compound, it is heartening to hear that your grandchildren are getting experiences not found in camps and educations not found in books.
CT, when my husband and I were planning this home we initially planned on a pool. My spouse was nifter during construction and at that point in time I was I focused on getting the construction completed . I’ve been putting off this project, but now with Covid and our community pool closed it seemed to be a good time to get the work done. During fair weather I live outside most days so the pool is a respite from the heat. I did include a gas heater as well as a solar heating system. I suspect I’ll use the gas more in the spring and the solar in the fall .
Gadolhad, my home and property are private. There is both a private and ‘public’ mikvah in our town. My husband and I have always financially supported the public mikvah. As to rain, excess water will be detoured to a small riparian area that was part of this construction project.
Sam, I live outside the city limits in what we call the county, permitting was not required. All construction was done to city and state code regardless. I thank Hashem many times a day for the comfortable life I have. I do not leave gratitude to wait for a special occasion, it is part of my daily and sometimes hourly life.
The C stand for coalition. Edited a group of POC who support the second amendment. The coalition means they draw allies from many organizations not just those of POC.