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  • in reply to: Israels health care system #2034631
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    @yeserbius
    I don’t think the US system is terrible or expensive.
    What is terrible is that insurance companies can’t sell policies across state lines.

    I have a Medicare Advantage Plan issued by Connecticare. It is only sold in and available to Connecticut residents. My premium is the same approx $144 per month as regular Medicare Parts A&B.

    I pay zero for visits to my primary physician. I pay $10 for specialists visits. I had two eye surgeries in September. I was responsible for a $100 co-pay to the Surgical center, ZERO to the anesthesiologist and $50 total to the eye surgeon.
    Every hospital in the state accepts the insurance. I have never called to make an appointment with a new specialist and been told he/she does not participate. So far in 2021 the insurance has paid out more than $35,000 and my out of pocket costs have been about $200.

    Shopping for and picking the correct plan is the key to better value.

    in reply to: Israels health care system #2034393
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    Your post has no facts to back up your claims.
    I doubt you are a South African, as your English writing skills are so bad. You use no apostrophes, upper case letters where required, etc.
    “Israels system is no beter than the usa and israelis and a third
    Of what americans do.”
    I dare you to rewrite this into a sentence that can be comprehended by CR readers.

    in reply to: Poasters of YWN Coffee Room- Are you employed? #2034394
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    Actually, as the owner of the CT L Law firm, I am the employer, not an employee

    in reply to: 55 cent increase! #2034181
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    @CoffeeAddict
    It isn’t that I don’t care about it. I don’t waste time following state tax issues in other states. I have no opinion one way or another about the proposed NY gas tax increase. This is no different than when your income tax or sales tax rates change. I focus on taxes that affect my family and business.

    I don’t know how much you currently pay in NY State gas taxes. 55 cents might be a reasonable increase or it might not. It is up to NYers to take action. Your state government doesn’t care about my opinion, as I neither vote in NY or donate to candidates there.

    As I stated, CT has no tolls, so gas tax is the user fee that is to upkeep our roads and brisges and tunnels. I don’t mind paying user fees,

    in reply to: Why is there so much demand for scam degree programs #2034018
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    @ujm
    Employers may not check before hiring, but when they are dissatisfied with an employee it is often checked. If fraudulent the employee can be fired for lying in the application (which prospective employee agreed to in signing the application) and the employee will be out of a job and unable to collect unemployment in most states. If firing for job performance it is subject to interpretation, possible union grievance procedures, appeals etc. This is a much cleaner and easier to fire an employee, they lied, gi\ot caught and hung themselves.

    in reply to: 55 cent increase! #2034011
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    @CoffeeAddict
    Nice to put words in my mouth….NOT
    This thread is about a NY State gas tax
    My CR Name is NOT NYLawyer
    It is more than 10 years since I have had occasion to purchase gasoline in NY State.
    Last Sunday, I had to pick something up in upper Manhattan. The round trip used less than a quarter tank of gas, no need to buy gas in NY State.

    BTW>>>>Mrs. CTL and I have decided that my next car will be electric. Our home has Solar that produces more electricity (over 45000KHW/yr}than we use. It will cost nothing to charge the car.
    Currently, the makers of the fast charge charging stations are offering them at no cost to building owners. I am having 4 installed at our law offices.

    Our town is in the middle of rewriting our zoning regulations. I am lobbying for requiring all new commercial buildings and apartments/condo to install the same amount of high speed charging stations as handicapped parking spaces currently required by law.
    My lobbying git a big boost this week, as the UK will require very new building or residence constructed after Jan 1, 2022 to have charging stations. They will ban the sale of new gas or diesel cars in 2030.
    I have natural gas in my home and businesses in CT. It wasn’t available where we own in Florida, but it doesn’t matter as we have solar.
    As for back up generators, we don’t have one, and don’t really see the need. Our solar system has storage batteries that can keep us going a week.

    The pandemic has taught us how much work can be done from home. I haven’t driven my car since last Monday. I used to drive about 1500 miles per month, the past year it has averaged less than 400. Since the gas taxes in CT are earmarked to pay for highway upkeep and construction, decreased sales mean decreased revenue and taxes might have to be raised. BUT…unlike NY, NJ, MA, PA we have no toll roads or bridge in CT, so the gas tax is merely a user fee which I don’t mind paying

    in reply to: Justice in the USA #2033514
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    @Health
    It is not Congress’ place to investigate the riots. That belongs to state Governments, and it federal property was destroyed, the US Attorney in that District. It is Congress; place to investigate the invasion of their home…The US Capitol Building.

    I’m a Liberal Dem, but believe everyone who breaks the law, riots, loots, damages others property should be prosecuted no matter what race the perpetrator is

    in reply to: Local elected frum people #2031840
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    Me……
    Not currently holding an elected post, gave that up when I turned 62, but on a Town Commission, elected member of the Democratic Town Committee, delegate to Sate and National Party Conventions for 40+ years.
    In my previous town, I served two terms elected to the Legislative Council
    In my current Town of more than 30 years:
    I was elected and reelected to the Town Council
    Elected and served a 5 year term on Planning and Zoning Commission
    Elected and served a 4 year term on Board of Education
    This is in Connecticut.

    My eldest sister was elected and served a term on the School Committee (what they call Board of Education) in her Boston area town, Her eldest daughter was elected and served a term on their Town Council, she did not seek reelection as she was hired as a school employee and it would have been a conflict of interest.

    in reply to: The most unexpected place where you met yid. #2031248
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    In the Vatican during an audience with Pope Paul VI.

    in reply to: Cofee room members #2031247
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    I have grandchildren older than that

    in reply to: Redistricting #2030866
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    @ShimonNodel
    Replace “Ny democrats” with POLITICIANS and it is universal. I live in CT and my town has just been redistricted into 4 State House of Representative districts all of which are held by multi term Republicans who can win reelection with out our town’s votes.

    in reply to: Trump 2024? #2030744
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    I didn’t in 2016 or 2020 and I”H I am alive I’ll not vote for him in the future.

    in reply to: which jewish community to live in #2028640
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    @CommonSaychel
    Bridgeport, CT??????
    No way!!! The city has zero to offer. High taxes, a convicted Felon/jailbird as Mayor.
    A dead Jewish Community
    No Bakery, Butcher, etc.
    Overpriced housing
    High property taxes

    Disclosure: I live nearby and we are property owners in Bridgeport. I would not send any Jew to live there. Makes Waterbury look good. Those who have followed my posts know my low opinion of Waterbury

    in reply to: Penniless #2027737
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    @rightwriter
    #1 why would you round to the nearest dollar if you have no pennies? You would round to the nearest nickel.
    #2 It costs 2 cents for the mint to produce a cent coin. There is little you can do with a cent. Long gone are the penny candies of my youth. Most people consider them a nuisance
    #3 Since Covid, far more transactions than ever in the US don’t involve cash money, It won’t be missed.

    in reply to: cleaning help #2025954
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    @always
    We are specifically talking about house cleaning, not all manual labor around the house

    If you have at all followed my posts over the years, you’ll have read that I mow my own lawn, remove my own snow, paint and do carpentry, as well as do almost all the cooking (with an office in the home it is easy, and I find cooking enjoyable). I taught my kids these skills and they all had chores.
    Now we are senior citizens, so it’s not about setting an example for our children. Our children set examples for our grandchildren.
    Mrs. CTL has been ill for more than 5 years, I don’t expect her to clean from a wheelchair or hospital bed.
    I enjoy the sense of accomplishment, when I have painted a room or cooked a gourmet meal, I don’t get that feeling after cleaning a toilet or scrubbing floors.
    The cleaning lady cleans the kitchen, but she does not clean keylim, that’s reserved for a family member
    BTW>>>we do not have live in help or aides for Mrs. CTL even though we could easily afford it. That would be a waste of money at this time.

    in reply to: Tznius and kosher pastimes for teenagers #2025733
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    My teenage grandchildren often go bowling Motzei Shabbos. No pizza shops to hang out in here OOT

    in reply to: cleaning help #2023796
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    @NG76Bc3
    Why is cleaning the house myself good for our wallets?
    I’m an attorney who bills in excess of $500 per hour
    Mrs. CTL (prior to illness and retirement) was a designer/builder/realtor who billed approx $200 per hour.
    The cleaning Lady gets $40 per hour ($50 with taxes and insurance costs to me). That’s far cheaper than our time is worth.

    in reply to: cleaning help #2023794
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    @UJM
    Has it ever been a man?
    YES………………….
    My mother had a cleaning man from 1972 to 1988, when she and my father moved to Florida full time. “Bob’ then cleaned my home until 1997, when he passed away from cancer.
    BTW…..”Bob” was my Polish cleaning man.
    Since his death, we have only had cleaning ladies, but I would not rule out a man if we needed to change personnel.

    Disclosure: Our cleaning person NEVER cared for or was alone with the children or grandchildren. We are talking cleaning service only and Mrs. CTL and/or I has always been at home at the time.

    in reply to: cleaning help #2023573
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    @huju
    I remember Polish cleaning ladies as well. In fact the lady who cleans our house on Wednesday each week is Polish.
    Since the breakup of the Soviet Union we are seeing Russian and Ukrainian cleaning ladies who were doctors in the old country.
    The majority of cleaning ladies in our area are either Mexican or Brazilian.

    in reply to: cleaning help #2023569
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    @lowerourtuition

    B”H surgeries went well. Have to limit screen time for next 60 days. Glad to be back

    in reply to: cleaning help #2023349
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    Having lived in CT for over 67 years, I can say that most upper middle class people I have known have cleaning help.
    My parents and grandparents had cleaning help in Florida
    My Niece’s family had cleaning help in Illinois
    My other niece has cleaning help in California.

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    @Health
    same in KY, maybe Monsey, etc,

    BUT, the majority of those commenting before me in this thread don’t live in Lakewood, so my comments and observations stand.

    I have found that when those who don’t have children in the public schools try to take over a local school board it is often an attempt to keep expenditures down and local property taxes down.

    Locally, the Republicans are running a homeschooling parent for the BOE who believes public schools should be abolished and states he will not vote for any increase in the school budget during the 4 year term.

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    @Moderator 29
    B”H 98% recovered from my eye surgeries. Still have to limit screen time as they will not be able to prescribe permanent lenses until 90 days after I stop the medications following surgeries.
    Strangest thing is driving without glasses after 50+ years. I had to go to Motor Vehicle and get them to remove the glasses required restriction on my license.

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    There is a good chance that most of the commenters so far in this thread do not have children ion public school, did not attend public school and are not on their local school board.

    I attended public high school for secular subjects and Yeshiva high school in the morning for religious studies. My mother was a public school teacher, principal and retired as Asst Supt. of Schools.

    I served two terms as an elected member of my local Board of Education. 4 of the 6 members of the BOE were parents of children in the schools. They had and have a say in curriculum.

    Our school board is up for election this Tuesday. There will be 8 members (no more than 4 form any party may serve). of the 12 candidates 8 have children in the schools, the other 4 have older children who graduated already.

    The curriculum committee and the curriculum director annually reports its plans to the BOE at a PUBLIC hearing. Parents may comment and challenge the proposed curriculum (and they do). Only after the hearings may the BOE adopt the curriculum for the coming year.

    Parents and taxpayers have a voice, but only recently do they show up and make their opinions heard. For many years, few people showed up and spoke or asked questions at the public hearings.

    For democracy to work, you must participate, not just gripe on line.

    in reply to: Abbreviations? #2021061
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    @Maivin
    Most of what you post are NOT abbreviations, but acronyms…………………

    Abbreviations and acronyms are shortened forms of words or phrases. An abbreviation is typically a shortened form of words used to represent the whole (such as Dr. or Prof.) while an acronym contains a set of initial letters from a phrase that usually form another word (such as radar or scuba).

    in reply to: Was the 2020 election stolen? #2014528
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    @RebEliezer
    You don’t quite understand the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution.
    Your statement that no one can be president more than 8 years is false.
    One can only be elected to 2 Four Year terms. BUT, If a person (usually the VP) assumes the Presidency upon its vacancy (Death, Resignation) for no more than two years, that President may be elected twice and serve for no more than TEN years total.

    “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.”

    in reply to: Trump vs. Biden #2013384
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    @Always………………….
    Jews always supported Polish during Napoleonic times…(early 1800s). A lot of good it did when the Poles collaborated with the Nazis.

    My of my ancestral lines was from Suwalki. B”H they got out in the 1870s.
    I have been to Poland a number of the times in the 1980s on business. I could not wait to leave. I felt as if I had a target on my back. I did not get that feeling in other Eastern Bloc countries or in Germany.

    As to your supposition that Solidarity led to 1+ million Soviet Jews being freed, I think that is quite a stretch. There were many reasons why the Soviet Union and later Russia were glad to be rid of 1+ million Jews.

    in reply to: Should Firetrucks be red? #2012569
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    I was born and raised in New Haven, CT. The firetrucks were and are WHITE. We owned a business in Hamden, CT the trucks used to be a Yellowish Green Color. Now they are Red with white upper sections.
    The town I live in now uses red trucks.
    40 years ago I was in business in Danbury. Paid firefighter drove red trucks, the volunteer companies drove the color of their choice.

    It is up to the individual municipality to decide.

    in reply to: Trump vs. Biden #2011893
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    @Always
    Half the country did not change their opinion of President Biden. Many Americans did not approve of the way the US left Afghanistan, That is quite a different thing.

    Personally, I believe we never belonged in Afghanistan to begin with. I am reminded of the beginnings of The Labor Union Solidarity in the Lenin Shipyard of Gdansk in 1980. The union and Polish troops were fighting and killing each other. My father, Z”L said: ‘who cares? Let them kill each other they killed enough Jews over the centuries.

    There was no country called Afghanistan until the British Imperialists created this political entity. You can’t make a country out of warring tribes. It has failed miserably in most of Africa, it failed in much of Asia as well. The British couldn’t handle it, the Russians were defeated and now the US and NATO allies have given up. We should have cut our losses and left long ago.
    BTW>>>>I am sorry for the families of US service personnel who died in Afghanistan, BUT every single one was a VOLUNTEER member of the Armed Forces. NOT one was conscripted. They knew when they signed up there was a change their lives would be put at risk.

    I am thrilled we are out, and don’t care about internal power conflicts that will occur for decades to come. The country will probably split into new countries, as did Pakistan and Sudan

    in reply to: Tish or Farbreng #2011818
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    @Common
    NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The last football game I attended was in the old Yankee Stadium in 1962, People were well behaved, most men still wore ties and hats. I don’t remember beer or pushing and shoving, but people walking up the ramps in an orderly fashion.
    I attended Yankees Games in the old stadium until about 1990, we had a box and the crowds were not as calm as in the early 60s.
    Until Covid, I’d take the grandchildren to the local minor league baseball games here in CT. Beer wasn’t sold here in the stands and they had family sections.

    In 1970, I attended a Farbrengen at 770. The behaviors, odors and such are reflected in my comments. In the 80s I attended several Tischen in EY. I felt unsafe in terms of overcapacity and safety exits in case of fire. None of these had food or drink worth consuming, but that is not the purpose of the event.
    I am not one who enjoys being in crowds and jostled and inhaling the personal odors of those in attendance.
    I am Litvak Misnagid on the paternal side and Yekkeh on the maternal side. BUT, I support all varieties of Torah Institutions. That doesn’t mean I have to partake in their events.

    in reply to: Trump vs. Biden #2011721
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    Nothing the LOSER (Trump) says to his sycophants is of interest to me. These fools continue to send money to support a lost cause. It reminds me of the framed $5,000 Confederates States of America Bind this is on the wall in my office. Some brainwashed fool sunk the family fortune into a losing cause in 1865. He got to cash exactly ONE interest coupon and was left with a worthless piece of paper.
    Trumpsters are throwing good money after bad and the grifter in chief and his family continue to live lavishly on other people’s money.

    in reply to: Tish or Farbreng #2011722
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    NO THANKS…Been there, done that in my youth, experiences not to be repeated. In don’t need the few drops of wine or morsels of dried out food that badly. The overcrowded and unsafe conditions and rank smell is unappealing.
    I’ll decline and send a check.

    in reply to: chinuch and discipline nowadays #2011419
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    @Always
    How did it work?
    We were all local residents who lived home with our parents. No dorm back then. It was the height of the Baby Boom entering Junior High and High School. The public Schools were on double session, 8-12 and 12-4/ We attended Yeshiva from 7:15-11:45, walked the few blocks to the public school and attended the afternoon session. We were at the pre-collegiate high school (the other was commercial). Probably 90% white, 55% Jewish. Lots of Euro-traditional Orthodox Jews in the public schools back then. Schools were closed on RH and YK, and all days of Yuntif for Sukkos, Pesach and Shavous were excused absences, Probably 70% Jewish faculty. My mother was an elementary school principal in the system, later Director of Special Ed and retired as Asst. Superintendent of Schools.
    Things were much more rigid than in modern times. Boys had to wear Jackets and ties, girls had to wear dresses or skirts below the knee. Schmutz just wasn’t a big issue back then

    in reply to: chinuch and discipline nowadays #2011197
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    @LittleIKnow
    As I started my post……
    “As one of the few……”
    I know that I am not the only CR member with such an education.
    I know others have advanced degrees. My classical education came well before my advanced degrees, back when I was going to my Junior High and High School years at the local Yeshiva (no longer exists) we took our core academics at a top nationally ranked local public high school 4 hours each day. My 6 Years of Latin were 5 days a week in grades 7-12 taught by an old fashioned Latin Master from Yale.

    As for ‘usual spoken vernacular,’ this is the perpetual problem of connotation vs. denotation. After decades of practicing law, I constantly have to point out that if it is not in the 4 corners of the document/contract it doesn’t exist. Law school students, professors, authors and often losing side attorneys may argue concepts such as legislative intent; but what is set down in writing usually holds (until some appellate court decides to make new law for political or other reasons).

    in reply to: chinuch and discipline nowadays #2011099
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    As one of the few on the CR with a classical education, including 6 years of Latin, I don’t find it surprising that many of you are confusing discipline with punishment.
    Discipline comes from discipulus, the Latin word for pupil (Masculine 2nd).
    Discipline is the teaching someone to obey and adhere to a set of standards of behavior. Violation of those standards may result in punishment. If the teaching is successful there will be no violations or punishment meted out,

    The patch en tuchus is not discipline, it is punishment.

    in reply to: Leave of Absence #2010718
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    I’m back
    #1 Thanks to HaShem for the healing and excellent medical care I received,
    #2 Thanks to all of you for your kind words and thoughts, I have just read the entire thread.
    Tonight is the first time I have been n the computer since July, and I made a point of returning to read the thread and express my thanks.

    Both surgeries were successful, one much more involved than the other. I now see better than I have in 60 years. I am reading this and typing wearing only a pair of reading glasses bought right after Yuntif at the dollar store.

    I have to continue to limit my screen tie as I heal, but did not want to take a moment longer before expressing my thanks.

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    @Health

    Yeh right, the Pillow guy is an expert…..not on anything of substance.

    The <LOSER> Trump LOST the popular vote in both 2016 and 2020.
    You have been brainwashed and hoodwinked. I am through wasting time replying to you, keep drinking the Kool-Aid. BTW…when are you stopping to accept all those Democrat originated social benefits????

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    in reply to: Democrats Quiet on Cuba #1992775
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    @DovidBT
    Laudable???? No Deplorable in my opinion
    Cutting the number iof ballot drop boxed in a county of more than 4 million is not laudable, cutting back voting hours is not laudable, eliminating polling locations is not laudable

    in reply to: Democrats Quiet on Cuba #1992596
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    @Health
    Not a group trial.
    Need 2/3 vote of the whole body
    Action to expel brought at one member at a time
    Need 67 bites in the Senate, only 50 Republican Senators.
    Give up on your stupid pipe dream it ain’t gonna happen. The grifter Trump lost, there was no widespread voter fraud. The Republican Party is inherently racist as shown by all there moves to restrict voting access. First they go after the blacks, if successful they will come after the Jews.

    in reply to: Democrats Quiet on Cuba #1992362
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    @Health
    Do the math, you can not get a 2/3 majority to expell the majority party in Congress

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    @Health
    I warned you earlier NOT to try to argue Constitutional items because you know not what you type.
    “IMHO, all these Congressmen and women should be Impeached ”

    Members of Congress are not subject to impeachment,

    Article I, section 5 of the United States Constitution provides that “Each House [of Congress] may determine the Rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds, expel a member.
    Way back in 1798 the Senate ruled that its members are not subject to Impeachment, but could only be expelled. At the time they were debating holding an impeachment trial for a member who had already been expelled.

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    @Torahvalues
    The Cubans protesting in the streets of Cuba flying US flags would not be voting for anyone in the USA. If they arrived in the US and were allowed to stay, in about 5 years they might become citizens and then adults could vote.
    Just showing up in the USA doesn’t make them eligible to vote

    in reply to: Democrats Quiet on Cuba #1992080
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    @CoffeeAddict
    I and most Dems I know want legal immigrants to be admitted to the USA. We don’t care about their country of origin.

    BTW…I’ve been to Cuba, both before and after Castro took power. The peons didn’t have it much better under Battista. Thing stink in Central America, Mexico, Cuba, Haiti and the DR. How many times have we invaded and taken over their governments? Too many. The Monroe Doctrine made us worse than European Imperial powers. How long did the banana republics put up with rule by United Fruit Company and the US shipping lines…or Pan American World Airways/Panaga and our friends at the Grace company. We Americans have raped these economies for well over a hundred years…close to 200 in places such as Haiti and it’s coming back to bite us in the backside

    in reply to: Democrats Quiet on Cuba #1992072
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    @Health
    I specifically said that if the rioters in the assorted states broke federal laws then that was the business of the federal government to prosecute.
    Then you post the State AG notice that rioters who broke federal laws, trespassed on federal property are being prosecuted by the feds. This is exactly what I said should happen.
    Not every calls crime for an investigation at the top level. Congress gets to decide which federal issues they wish to investigate, not you.

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    @Health
    Don’t bother trying to make Constitutional arguments, you are clueless. Congress is focusing in January 6th because their workplace, was stormed. It is federal property in the Federal District of Columbia and it is to be investigated by the federal government.

    The riots that took place in the streets of cities across the USA are to be investigated by the states, if the riot was not on federal property. It is not the bailiwick of Congress to investigate. The feds can’t prosecute state crimes, it has nothing to do with equal application of the law. Different laws and jurisdictions are in play.

    As far as I am concerned any rioter breaking the law anywhere in the USA should be prosecuted fully to the full extent of the applicable law by the appropriate legal authority. BUT>>>protest dopes not always equal riot and is not always illegal. the unlawful entry into the US Capitol on January 6th was criminal activity and should be prosecuted.

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    @1
    Your ignorance is glaring. Most Democrats are not Communists. They believe in private ownership of property. Government funded social programs is not Communism.
    ……..
    Cuban Americans have traditionally been Republicans, unlike most other Hispanic-Americans. They enjoyed more than a half century of preferred immigration rights(foot on dry land equals green card).

    in reply to: Democrats Quiet on Cuba #1991226
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    @CommonSaychel

    I have repeatedly posted: Bernie Sanders is NOT a Democrat. He is elected as a Socialist and caucuses with the Democrat Party. He attempted to win the Democrat Party nomination to run for President a number of times, and lost. The fact that he temporarily registered as a Democrat in order to get on some primary ballots does not make him a Democrat.

    in reply to: Democrats Quiet on Cuba #1991229
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    @1
    Most Democrats support social programs and are not the far left wingers you allude to. They are business owners and professionals who are willing to share.

    BTW>>>>we don’t like kooks, either.

    in reply to: Democrats Quiet on Cuba #1991232
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    @Health

    My post said nothing about supporting or opposing Medicaid. and I don’t care that you oppose it. You manage to partake of it and have for years, per your posts.

    Pointing out that may in the Yeshiva World is NOT Anti-Semitic, it points out that all Americans can avail themselves of these social programs if qualified to do so.

    I completely disagree with you opinion that all of the social programs I named (and I apologize for the typo in Social) were created to appease someone. I do not believe that to be the case with Social Security, Medicare or Section 8 (of the Housing Act of 1937). Section 8 and Social Security were New Deal programs to help pull the country out of the Great Depression, not appease anyone, Medicare, part of Johnson’s Great Society plan recognized that most American received their healthcare insurance from their employers and there needed to be a mechanism in place to allow retiring workers to BUY hospitalization coverage. I don’t think it was appeasing the elderly.

    in reply to: Democrats Quiet on Cuba #1991223
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    @chugibugi
    I think you’ll find it was filthy treasonist Republicans who stormed the Capitol in the January 6th insurrection

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