Zaphod Beeblebrox

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  • in reply to: Do we not discuss twitter here #2053091
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    Dont sully my good name with your keyboard.

    in reply to: Do we not discuss twitter here #2052963
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    I’ll be honest…taking an ambiguous comment and getting people to respond about something completely different… respect.

    in reply to: JOKES #2051055
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    Why doesn’t Poland have an ice hockey team?

    They all drowned during spring training

    in reply to: Protecting the innocent and false accusations #2047160
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    @a_a_a nearly every incident that I have heard of happened with an older kid abusing a younger one. Why would putting a young child into contact with MORE potential abusers be beneficial in any way? Especially when you consider the fact that these children, placed in a scenario that calls for limited interaction with kids their own age, would logically have far less social skills, which in turn would lead to a sense of low self esteem thus making them bigger and easier targets than they ever could have been in the traditional classroom setting.

    in reply to: Get Over Ended Shidduch #2047060
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    Tequila

    in reply to: Protecting the innocent and false accusations #2046945
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    @a_a_a can you please explain what on earth you are talking about/what you are trying to say? I am so very lost.

    in reply to: Protecting the innocent and false accusations #2046885
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    @n0m, First of all thank you!
    I actually wasn’t thinking about serial predators when I wrote that, although I did take them into account. Most of the incidents I was referring to actually happened between children with no adults involved. The older kid who did it in one case was not a serial offender but rather the exact scenario of seeing a vulnerable younger kid and not being able to resist the temptation. If there would’ve been cctv present he never would have dared, but he managed to find a blind spot. Thankfully the victim was somehow mature enough despite his age to come forward, because his parents drilled into him from a young age what to do ch”v in this exact scenario. If more parents acted like these ones, perhaps this wouldn’t be as big a problem as it is.

    in reply to: Protecting the innocent and false accusations #2046725
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    To me it seems that putting windows and glass doors in therapists offices wouldn’t be very conducive to productive sessions. Although the risk of anything untoward happening is significantly lowered, many people, especially children with low self esteem, would not be able to openly express themselves in a more open area where anyone can just look in and watch. The idea of cctv in every room seems like a much better idea, but only if there’s a trusted person outside of the school or office who is administrating them. Cameras are pretty much useless if an abuser can simply delete or doctor a recording at will. People need to know that if something happens they will be held accountable, with no way of covering this up.
    However, just cameras may not be enough. When I was in school they had cameras in every conceivable place(to the dismay of students trying to get away with things), and even with these precautions I still know of several incidents that happened just in the last few years, and I’m sure there’s many more that I don’t know about. Cameras have blind spots, and a determined predator will always find and exploit them. IMHO, the best possible precaution is to do more than destigmatize these issues in adult circles, where everybody is already pretty aware, now more than ever, of what can happen. The real issue is the children. If children will be afraid and unaware that this can unfortunately be a common occurrence, they will never come forward and the cycle will continue. Parents need to have conversations with their children, uncomfortable as it may be, and educators should speak openly about it in their classes. Schools should have assemblies discussing the issue frankly which will also serve the purpose of hopefully instilling fear in predators as well as spreading awareness.
    I don’t expect anyone to take my suggestions into account, it’s too uncomfortable and ‘if we talk to the teachers we can stop it’. Those people need to man (or woman) up and do what needs to be done, before more of our innocent children are hurt.

    in reply to: Conspiracy theories #2044351
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    The world is flat, or at the very least it used to be flat but some powerful sonic wave in space caused it to curl up into a ball, and every year it uncurls a little more, which is causing global warming.

    Brought to you courtesy of Kyrie Irving and Al Gore

    in reply to: Jewish Celebrities #2038034
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    First of all, I think we have different definitions of what a jerk is. Second, we’re obviously not talking about the ones who are rabid leftists. There is an extremely famous actor of jewish descent who votes republican and is a conservative. And there are ones like Adam Sandler who publicly takes pride in his Jewishness, forget about the Chanukah song, there’s a video on YouTube of him publicly shaking lulav!

    in reply to: What do you do to earn a living #2037426
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    @philosopher I use Logic Pro from apple. You can only run it on a Mac, but it’s the best program I’ve worked with and it’s great for beginners too, very easy to learn.
    And only my other head is the president.

    in reply to: Concert in Israel #2037424
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    Look at it from a different perspective, I heard a ton of shidduchim got made that night!😂

    in reply to: Jewish Celebrities #2034272
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    Sure. It was Rabbi Bethany Lopinsky of the Beth-El of greater Iowa. Any more brilliant questions?

    in reply to: My day #2034268
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    Aha, aha… so what you’re saying is, that you have absolutely no life whatsoever. Aha. It explains a lot, then.

    in reply to: What do you do to earn a living #2034020
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    I work as an music producer and studio manager.

    in reply to: Jewish Celebrities #2034014
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    Just to make it clear, the question is not about frum celebrities within our community. Nor is it about politicians and scientists, as they are not celebs just because they contributed to society.(not saying that celebrities contribute to society.) Rather it is about famous people in the entertainment industry who are of jewish descent.

    Huju: it’s nice to know that you like celebrities too! After all only jerks like celebrities, and you’re definitely putting yourself in that category by labeling millions of people you’ve never met. Don’t be so bitter, it’ll help you in life.

    in reply to: Jewish Celebrities #2030786
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    They have a positive impact because these days to a huge number of Americans (and other nationalities), every word that comes out of these peoples mouths is treated like scripture. So when they publicly display pride in their roots, albeit in a twisted manner, this could lead others to similar sentiments. Obviously there will always be anti semites, and I’m by no means saying that this will stop it, because it won’t, but many people will find it hard to hate on Jews when their favorite actor/director etc. is jewish.

    in reply to: YWN ads #2030608
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    Maybe, but to people who are willing to give, it should be effective even if they were toned down a bit. And if you really think that people won’t give unless they know every gory detail, you could still tone down the ads on the homepage, and have all the disturbing parts there once the link is clicked on.

    in reply to: Bein hazmanim struggles #2030520
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    It’s a great idea, but many bachurim are not interested in going to a ‘learning’ camp or program as it were, and to quote yogi Berra, if people don’t wanna come, how are you going to stop them? Many bachurim look forward to bein hazmanim as the few weeks a year when they finally can take a break from yeshiva, and would not be thanking you for this initiative. Best of luck

    in reply to: NEW thread 4 amazing sayings and qoutes! #2030403
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    Yogi Berra had some great lines, such as:
    Before I speak, I’d like to say a few words
    The future ain’t what it used to be
    I knew I was going to take the wrong train… so I left early
    You can observe a lot by watching
    If you come to a fork in the road, take it
    And my personal favorite, if you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up someplace else

    in reply to: NEW thread 4 amazing sayings and qoutes! #2030398
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    The guy who said nothing is impossible never tried slamming a revolving door

    in reply to: Can a Jew own a gorilla? #2027466
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    [email protected] patrol Anyone who has never had any inclination to own a ?gorilla truly must look within themselves to try and reignite their clearly forgotten passion for life

    in reply to: Which Sesame Street character are you? #2027463
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    Settle down, bert.

    in reply to: Can a Jew own a gorilla? #2027428
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    What is digifty?

    in reply to: Anti Jewish Awareness, is it healthy #2027316
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    Maybe so, but when it’s a slow news day it’s always good to have that to fall back on

    in reply to: Tznius and kosher pastimes for teenagers #2027247
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    That’s all nice and good, but it wasn’t the question.

    in reply to: Music…Better? Worse? #2027192
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    It depends who installed the program to make the computer write the music. If it’s a Jew it shouldn’t be an issue. If true AI is ever invented we may have to revisit this issue. To answer the OP’s question, all jewish music is terrible for one reason or another. The reason you’ll hear just depends on who you ask. Either it’s all goyish or it’s all unoriginal. You can’t win. And @tsbaum, what on earth is a ‘jewish’ emotion? According to you, taking non jewish songs should not be a problem at all, as long as the original song isn’t talking about something truly disgusting. Even love songs should be ok; the emotion coming through will make you feel love and longing, and all you have to do is make some lyrics about hashem and Torah and you’re all set!

    in reply to: Tznius and kosher pastimes for teenagers #2025522
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    What do you mean by ‘hanging out is hock’? And no, they should all be in the pizza shops together, maybe it’ll solve the shidduch crisis 🙂

    in reply to: Six Figure Salaries #2025156
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    Probably depends on how you define ‘survive’. There are many families who’s total net income is way less than a hundred grand, and they are still alive. If you meant can they survive without depending on government programs and reduced tuition costs, then yes you probably do.

    in reply to: Anything the Democrats Touch Gets Worse #2019619
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    Any intelligent person with the slightest bit of logical reasoning or critical thinking, who has actually done serious research into crt will quickly see an inane amount of logical inconsistencies and holes in the reasoning from beginning to end. It’s unbelievably dumb. Funnily enough, this actually creates a sort of paradox in that according to their beliefs, whites view members of other races as lesser, primarily in areas pertaining to intelligence. After doing some research, it was CRT itself which gave me reason to believe that this (that blacks are less intelligent), might actually be true! Certainly the people who came up with it were. Or maybe they were actually geniuses because they realized that by propagating this manure, they would be able to get away with pretty much anything…

    I’m not just spouting what I heard from other people, I did the research because of all the hype that was going on about it and @ubiquitin, I suggest you do the same. If you’d like I can try and post some of the source material I used, but unless you have an agenda, you should be able to come to these conclusions simply by reading the original source material from the theory’s founders, and they were written years before it was twisted into something way worse by the morons of today.

    in reply to: goyishe books #2016431
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    A book is appropriate if it is lacking in inappropriate material.

    in reply to: goyishe books #2016409
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    I am indeed aware of that. That doesn’t change the fact of what I said. Obviously, most parents would rather their kid read nice jewish books. However, in a case where they fail to interest the kid, what’s wrong with a clean English book if it will only do good?

    in reply to: goyishe books #2016385
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    First of all, what’s considered ‘the wrong books’? Clearly we don’t hold that all non Jewish books are assur or no one would be able to go to college where there is always textbooks and required reading. Some would argue that it’s assur to go to college anyway, but that’s not the question here. So if we’re talking about novels, the fact is that contrary to what many would have you believe, there are a ton of absolutely clean books out there and personally I see no problem with them. I think we can all agree that it is healthy and necessary for people to be educated, literate, to have a decent vocabulary and to be generally proficient in their language, all of which reading accomplishes, it would seem that not only is there nothing wrong with English novels, but rather that they should be recommended. Additionally, the source that ujm brought does not exist as far as I could find, at least not in that place.

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    in reply to: What is happening in the UK!?!? #2016363
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    I obviously am as outraged as the rest over this horrible incident. However it does raise the question: according to Halacha, are you required to do whatever it takes to extend the life of a patient even if you know for a fact that they are experiencing immense pain and there is no chance of recovery? What if the patient is lucid and is in so much pain specifically from the meds/machinery that he/she requests to be taken off them and be allowed to die naturally? Do we force them to stay on them against their will? And in the case of of a non lucid or comatose patient, where it’s causing them pain wouldn’t it be tzaar baalei chayim to keep them on? What are the gedarim? Again, I’m not talking about this specific case as it was proven that she was experiencing no pain at all. This is clearly just another sign that our world is just messed up beyond repair

    in reply to: Apps for flip phone #2013549
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    @shmili_oongar when a Bachur has a flip it is no indication whatsoever of what kind of person he is or what kind of lifestyle he wants to lead. Obviously for many it is, but those kind of bachurim are not the ones putting apps on their phones. Many bachurim would get a smartphone in a heartbeat if it would be socially acceptable, but since it isn’t, and they don’t want to get kicked out of yeshiva, this is sort of their way of ‘ hating the system’. They’re not just doing it to ‘look more frum’ they just aren’t interested in getting kicked out of yeshiva and branded as a ‘smartphone’ guy

    in reply to: Is water wet #2013546
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    Water is in fact not wet at all, but there are
    thousands of minuscule invisible creatures
    living inside each molecule of water who
    constantly wash the water to clean their
    homes, giving it a wet sensation.

    in reply to: Apps for flip phone #2011454
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    Most people who put apps on their flip phones
    (And therefore don’t want to TAG it), simply
    remove the browser on way which it cannot be
    restored unless you delete everything on the phone.
    However there are many apps which are available to
    be put on flip phones which are just as bad, such as
    Telegram, you tube, Spotify and even Netflix. You
    have to be careful.

    in reply to: Why are there no Gibson guitars in Jewish Music bands #2011092
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    Btw I was at a ishay ribo concert recently
    and the lead guitarist was using a Les Paul

    in reply to: Why are there no Gibson guitars in Jewish Music bands #2005702
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    @onemanband although bentzi Marcus does occasionally use gibsons, the guitar I’ve seen him with most often is actually a fender telecaster. I think the main reason most Jewish bands don’t use lp’s is simply because they are extremely expensive. You can get amazing sound out of almost any decent guitar if you’re good enough and you
    know how to work your amps, electric guitar is extremely
    versatile in that you can get pretty much any sound you want with some basic knowledge and the right
    equipment. One of the best guitarists I know (he’s played
    on many recordings as well as weddings), uses an Ibanez gio, which retails at around $200. I know I’m a little late to the conversation but I’m just seeing this thread for the first time now, sorry.

    in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #2001748
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