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  • in reply to: Lakewood #2108931
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    Common Saychel: The Ramada and several other hotels are available in the $200/night range.

    in reply to: Inflation Bonanza~! #2108932
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    Rightwriter……you must have had some really bad eggs for breakfast this AM or your trolling skills are woefully in need of improvement.

    As of June 30th , the average price of a dozen Grade A large eggs in the U.S. was $2.86, according to Federal Reserve economic data. This is up about 16% from prices a year ago. The Department of Agriculture has explained that egg prices have risen this year because of an inconsistent supply of eggs due to multiple factors, the most important of which are a major outbreak of Avian Flu (resulting in destruction of hundreds of thousands of chickens), increased energy costs for egg producers and labor shortages.

    in reply to: school memories #2108921
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    “We need to reintroduce traditional Yiddishe disciplinary measures instead of being afraid of what the Goyim will think…”

    Totally agree with R’ Yosef. In addition to assuring that a baas yisroel remains subordinate to her husband through appropriate means, we should restore the option of child abuse to our chinuch institutions to make sure our yinglach grow up to be equally abusive to the next generation.

    in reply to: how do u accept compliments? #2108919
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    Well, consider the shaliach tzibur whose chazanus is a legend in his own mind (and few others)…..when he walks off the bimah following his spectacular rendition of adon o’lam using a nigun no one seems to have ever heard before (and that seems strangely akin to a popular goyishe holiday song) he kvells in the yasher koach kudos from the tzibur. Does this undeserved phony adulation simply serve to perpetuate the pain? Should we remain silent or find ways to give musar during kiddush expressing our true feelings.

    in reply to: Lakewood #2108894
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    AirBnb lists over 50 homes for rent on the first two shabbos weekends in August and even more for weekday stays.

    in reply to: Liz Cheney for President #2108500
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    She and several other Republicans (who are dismissed as either Rinos or Neocons) would make much better candidates to promote traditional social and secular conservative values but there is no longer any room in the political center. It will take decades before we return to some degree of normalcy and the dangerous fringes on the far left and right have been relegated to obscurity.

    in reply to: GYE (Guard your eyes) #2108430
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    From the same folks who brought you 23 easy steps to solve the “Shiduch Crisis” they are offering specials on software packages to solve your personal “Pritzus Crisis”. Sadly, the GYE package and most similar “shamiras eyniyim” filters will also block access to thousands of totally OK websites for reasons totally unknown. Alternatively, you can use the safe browsing option on chrome or firefox along with common sense w/o sacrificing your chelek of olam haboh.

    in reply to: Summer and Winter #2108423
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    “It is however, more than obvious to me that the [L] Rebbe will not, in any way make such a ridiculous statement, because he does not wish to be labeled as a fool…”

    Menachem: If the Rebbe, Z’l, did not wish to be labeled as a fool, why would you be so anxious to do do so by suggesting that we still cannot prove the rotational dynamics of our solar system.

    in reply to: GAS PRICES #2108422
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    Gasoline prices have gone up and down with the global price of crude and distillates….the upward price always moves more closely with crude prices but lags the price down. Not sure what will push it back up after elections, unless Russia takes more product off the market, Iran withholds deliveries etc.

    in reply to: I got a tesla (model Y) #2106973
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    “Do you have a windmill and solar power on your roof, or is your home electricity powered by fossil fuels like everybody else’s? ”

    Your perception of electricity supply sources is about 10 years out of date. In 2021, Texas — the nation’s leader in renewable energy — generated most of its renewable electricity from wind turbines. On some days, that was well over 90 percent of total power consumption. Nos. 2 and 4 on the top 10 list Washington and Oregon take advantage of huge hydro power sources to obtain the large percentage of their electricity. California, which No.3 in total renewable production, uses a mix of solar, wind and imported hydropower over the NorthWest intertie. Several other western states get more than half their electricity from renewables. The DOE/EIA website provides state by state listings of each state’s percentage of green electricity.

    in reply to: anybody heard of new heimish/chasidish community in Ramat Shlomo #2106681
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    You can get a fairly wide range of apartment listings for both rentals and purchases at yad2.co.il

    I don’t know anything about Ramat Shlomo but the nicer 3 BR units in some of the other newer communities are usually at least 6,000-7000 NIS

    in reply to: Republicans vs. democrats #2106315
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    Fox News, Wall Steet Journal, NY Post etc. haven’t been big AOC supporters or applauding Nancy Pelosi’s agenda. There are other right-wing media based in New York although obviously larger Democratic/Left presence. Upstate, its exactly the opposite.

    in reply to: Uman this year #2106226
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    “if women were given a choice of having their husband go on frequent business trips to mixed conventions where the women will be dressed to kill, or to send their husband once a year to uman for Rosh Hashana, I think most would choose this..”

    What about the husbands who stay home and whose wives have to go to business meetings that will include guys dressed like a bunch of shlumps??? I’m not sure what you point is and doubt you do either. Normal men and women go on “business trips” because its part of their professional obligations and earning a parnassah to support their families. As a factual matter, not all professions require travel and even those that do have found much less need in a post-Covid world. Our clients have increasingly discovered its really not cost-effective to pay us to travel for hours each way to their offices for a brief meeting. Likewise for most non-billable “conference” travel which most firms will not allow in “business class” any longer.

    Traveling to kever tzadikim is a totally discretionary decision linked to one’s hashkafah and has nothing to do with business travel. In neither case, however, are men or women making trip to engage in some kind of prtizus or engage with members of the opposite sex.

    in reply to: Israeli Parenting style vs the US. #2105969
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    What I’ve seen in larger families is the older children taking on some responsibility for “parenting” and monitoring their younger siblings. It has some really positive features in terms of providing them with a sense of responsibility and it often shows in the maturity they exhibit.

    in reply to: Panama (country) #2105905
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    Syag: Chill out and try to understand Huju’s subtle humor….I’m not sure the OP was as insulted as you seem to be

    in reply to: January 6th Committee Hearings #2105877
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    Syag: “Off” or “muted”….

    in reply to: January 6th Committee Hearings #2105860
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    “Look what they [presumably the Dems] have done to our lives and our country and all they can worry about is interfering with the upcoming election…”

    Syag: I think you nailed it. Yes, for now, a primary concern IS with what is happening in many states regarding the upcoming 22 and 24 elections. You have a guy who going back to 2015/16 was already claiming the elections were “rigged” and for the next several years stoked those unsubstantiated claims (all rejected by the Courts and Judges from all ends of the political spectrum including Trump’s own appointees). When confronted with that reality, the Trump lawyers (Sidney Powell et. al) claimed that ALL those judges were corrupt. Notwithstanding the absence of any material evidence of “massive voter fraud”, 20+ red states have adopted wide ranging election law reforms, some of which would literally empower state legislators and activists to preempt local election officials and restrict voting access to segments of the electorate.
    Bottom Line: When individuals indicted for their involvement in the January 6th riots and/or engaged in total denial of the 2020 election outcome are candidates for state and local election officials and many states are engaged in efforts to make voting more difficult and the counting of votes more opaque , there is much reason to worry. And yes, it worries me more than paying $5/gallon for gas.

    in reply to: January 6th Committee Hearings #2105789
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    I agree with you in re allowing heresay, some of the staging and use of excerpts but even after discounting all those concerns, there was enough to eliminate ANY doubt regarding the actions and responsibility for 1/6. Sadly, there is a fairly large segment of the Republican tzibur who won’t believe it no matter what evidence they are presented with.hy

    in reply to: Election 2024 #2105782
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    “actually he was imitating GadolHadorah”

    Syag: I think Moishelah should keep his day job….really poor imitation.

    in reply to: Election 2024 #2105709
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    User 176:
    I know when to say Uumeeein, when to genuflect towards the Pillow Guy, when to wave my “Trump is Drech” sign, when to join the “lock her up” chant when MTG’s name is mentioned, and when to cheer the wicked Fake News Reporters in the back of a half empty cornfield near the airport with a rented, make-believe Presidential Plane in the background (also got to watch where you step to miss the cowpies). I will acknowledge that I still have work to do on my dance moves to the music of YMCA they play at the end of the rally.

    in reply to: January 6th Committee Hearings #2105699
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    Everyone but an Orange Blob sitting in his make-believe oval office built at his New Jersey golf course “tweeting” on his own social media site that no one reads know that he is about to be flushed down the political sewer. Only question is whether in his desperation he tries to drag other Republicans with him and clogs the pipes for 2024. At this point, for him, holding out as a possible candidate is the only way to keep from being indicted and rotting in jail (where they don’t have gold-plated toilet seats). Other interesting question is when Melania will bail out.

    in reply to: Election 2024 #2105623
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    “Ticket holders were told in recent weeks that the event was being postponed and that their tickets would be honored for an event next month in Milwaukee, Wisconsin”

    I’m sure any loyal, patriotic ticket holder will be enthusiastic about jumping into their car and driving for 14 hours (900 miles) from Greensboro NC to Milwaukee

    in reply to: Election 2024 #2105615
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    why dos’nt YWN show the rallies trump often holds

    YWN still adheres to minimal editorial standards and the Trump “rallies” have become more like a traveling circus with the same cast of clowns (Mike the Pillow guy etc>) and the same speech by Trump mixing some vulgarities with the 128th replay of his “stolen election” rant modified for the local jurisdiction. Even the people in the background bleachers behind the podium look the same (my favorites are the several guys in white T-shirts with the “Blacks for Trump” logo. The only ones still carrying each “rally” as if it somehow had a news value is OAN and this week AT&T (Comcast) kicked them off their cable lineup. When Fox News doesn’t consider a MAGA rally “newsworthy’ I very much doubt YWN will find it of interest to their readership.
    Most of us would prefer to watch repeat videos of R’ Eli with his “Good Morning Rabosai” greeting to the daf yomi of of the day.

    in reply to: GAS PRICES #2105583
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    Dofi: Pejorative nicknames really don’t enhance your creds…I’ve been fairly selective in my references to the brainless Trumpkopf who is probably ordering Depends XLs by the case given the revelations in the January 6th Committee hearings.

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    in reply to: Panama (country) #2105348
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    “he [OP] wants to open a new kiryas tosh in panama”

    Panama is a great choice. Less chance of vaking up at 5:30 AM and finding the mikvah frozen or being lectured in French about getting your measles vaccine.

    in reply to: Have the Evangelicals Gone too Far? #2105230
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    Ignoring Yosef’s usual (unsubstantiated) rants, the evangelical’s “plan” for the role of yidden in the events leading to THEIR “zman moishiach” is not exactly something we should look forward to. Also, just as we have our own share of crazies on the left, the right wing Evangelical crazies are even more dangerous in terms of what they believe can be done by government to achieve what they view as “god’s plan”.

    in reply to: Panama (country) #2105228
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    Assume you are contemplating living in Punta Patilla in PC….I’m not really sure why but a fairly large percentage of Panamanian yidden lean towards “frum”/”traditional” as compared to most other countries in Latin America. Also, the airport at PC has really good connections to both the U.S. and Europe. I’ve passed through there various times on business and vacation trips but never “lived” there so cannot really comment on what daily life would be for a young family but I know they have kosher markets, one or two restaurants and an orthodox school. Its also great if you like the outdoors…you are literally in the rainforest less than an hour’s drive from home.

    in reply to: Musk pulling out of Twitter deal #2104970
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    “How do you know he hasn’t yet?…”

    Yeah…how do you know he hasn’t been lurking here for years and posting as some Trump-hating, progressive yid suffering from acute TSD??

    in reply to: Inefficient and Sketchy Non Profits / Tzedaka organizations #2104670
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    There are a number of websites that provide some review and assessment of the legitimacy and efficiency of charities but they don’t cover a lot of “religious” groups or yiddeshe mosdos. Thus, you really have to know the individuals involved, perform some due diligence and drill down to see if their demonstrated performance resonates with their stated mission.

    in reply to: A Generational Change in Jewish Naming Conventions #2104646
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    Why would you call your daughter Devoiry or Ruchy rather than Devorah or Rachel?? I guess you have a problem with names from the torah having changed Yosef to UJM….

    in reply to: GAS PRICES #2104501
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    AAQ: Average prices for regular dropped below 5$/gal before the July 4th weekend (when gas prices usually peak) and have gone down further this week to about $4.71. By definition an AVERAGE prices means that some locations will be paying more and others less. There are areas of the Gulf Coast today where gasoline prices are about $4/gallon and elsewhere $6.50 gallon. This is still considerably higher than the $3.25 when Biden took office and then spiked much higher after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And yes, average prices are unlikely to go much below $4/gallon for the near term.

    in reply to: Uman this year #2104497
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    This was covered extensively on the News page. While there will always be a few crazies who put their own lives (and those of others) at risk by attempting to visit the kever, I suspect the vast majority will stay home and reconnect with their families for RH. The Isreali government should make clear that anyone who goes and is held by foreign forces for ANY reason will be on their own and the government will not risk the lives of others (or the political capital of the state) to rescue them.

    in reply to: GAS PRICES #2104364
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    “A FULL TANK COSTED ME $70.00 DOLLARS IT IS OUTRAGES THE PRICES”

    All caps shouting is also “outrages” and does not endow your post with more credibility.

    The price/gallon you quote is typical of the national average selling price for gasoline so is definitely not outrageous. Gasoline prices have been trending down the past 10 days and the price/barrel of crude oil dropped below $100/bbl this morning, down 20% from their peak several months ago. Distillate prices are not 100 percent correlated with crude oil prices and vary considerably based on demand and refinery output. They also come down much more slowly than they rise

    in reply to: trump serving idols #2104309
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    CA: If you are feeling a lack of love and attention, we can probably arrange for you to be audited too….

    in reply to: trump serving idols #2104070
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    AnonJew: Actually, it is very helpful to my health and well being. My blood pressure is significant lower post-post and my TDS atigen levels substantially higher.

    in reply to: Trendy Fads #2103976
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    Believing at first that Reb Yosef was a serious poster whose life was dedicated to educating the CR tzibur about all the chumrahs that would support his misogynistic world view, eliciting outraged responses from gullible souls such as myself and ultimately realizing he was a highly talented trollster who was able to construct deceptively simple arguments that generally had some basis in daas torah while flouting the sensibilities and tearing the heartstrings of an increasingly “woke” readership.
    P.S. Investing in bitcoin years ago well below 10,000 but getting out way too early when the covid-driven day-trading millenials sitting at home for 2 years drove it up to 60,000+

    in reply to: Gun Control #2103805
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    No politically viable gun control law will result in elimination or substantial reduction in mass shootings. However, at the margin, some of the proposals (more detailed background checks, limits on assault weapons and high capacity magazines etc.) would likely result in materially fewer shootings and lower “body counts” where such attacks occur. Its never been a binary choice and never will.

    in reply to: Cherem Rabbeinu Gershom #2103803
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    ‘my starting assumption is that both parties are ehrliche yidden..’

    Hope springs eternal. Sadly, even when both parties ARE ehrliche yidden, these kinds of questions frequently result in erhlichkeit being left by the door and raw emotions superseding careful and deliberate consideration of halacha and daas torah.

    in reply to: trump serving idols #2103665
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    The golf ball in question with the MAGA logo has refused to accept the 1/6 Committee’s subpoena and has advised that on the advice of counsel it will invoke its Fifth Amendment rights. Somewhat odd for a Trump golf ball given his prior harsh comments about those who invoke their right against self-incrimination.
    Indeed, the Tumpkopf has had a lot to say about the Fifth Amendment .
    “You see the mob takes the Fifth,” he said. “If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” The ball also has refused to acknowledge whether it was vaccinated against TDS.i

    in reply to: Cherem Rabbeinu Gershom #2103662
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    “The sudden obsession with CRG is not about debating the finer points of Halacha. It’s about wickedness and evil dressed up as an innocent discussion…”

    I wouldn’t characterize reb yosef as either “wicked” or “evil”, although as noted, I’m also intrigued as to his sudden obsession of CRG. He doesn’t seek like the dating type but thats subjective.

    in reply to: GAS PRICES #2103587
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    P.S. We did not add any NEW refining capacity during the 4 years of the Trump administration or 8 years of Obama. Much of our existing refinery capacity is configured for “heavy” crude from Venezuela and the mid-East and cannot handle new lighter crude oil from shale gas related production. Until we add new refinery capacity, gasoline price will remain very highly linked to global market prices for distillate product.

    in reply to: GAS PRICES #2103586
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    Real Truth: National average gasoline retail sales prices (regular) were already at $4.80 (before the July 4th weekend) and with today’s drop in crude oil prices below $100/bbl, gasoline prices should drop even further by mid-week. Check the AAA website where average prices for regular and high-test are updated daily. You may still pay up to $6/gallon in Southern California, some stations in NYC etc. but we are talking about a national average sales price.

    in reply to: Neo Orthodoxy #2103521
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    So does a baas yisroel need to be wearing a sheitel and wash/bench when eating a slice of pizza made with cholov stam within the confines of a questionable eruv on shabbos??

    in reply to: Renting in Postvile IA? #2103494
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    If you are not working at the Shlachthois, why would any bochur who has the option of working “remotely” want to do so in yenavelt?? Perhaps take some time, go back and learn maseches common sense and reconsider your locational decisions.

    in reply to: Neo Orthodoxy #2103463
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    So for those who feel that “neo-orthodoxy” has taken yiddeshkeit in the wrong direction, you may want to consider davening at Klal Kol Chumos where everyone is encouraged to find the most lenient psak and share with the other members of the shul. In contrast to the more restrictive and outdated concept of “aseh lcha rav” (aka establish a relationship with ONE Rav and follow his directives) members of the KKC are encouraged to be more accepting and inclusive and arbitrage between different poskim based on who provides the “right answer”.

    in reply to: Cherem Rabbeinu Gershom #2103468
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    If I was Rebbitzen Yosef, I’d be at least “curious” as to this sudden obsession with CRG.

    in reply to: trump serving idols #2103464
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    Breaking news: Trump kicked his ball from the rough on to the fairway on the 14th hole at his Bedminster golf course this AM. The 1/6 committee apparently has video showing the ball move and is scheduling a hearing on same. This could be the breakthrough we have ween breathlessly waiting for.

    in reply to: Israeli Parenting style vs the US. #2103364
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    The issue here in the U.S. was referenced as “free-range” parenting, most notably publicized in a 2015 incident in Silver Springs MD. A Jewish family (redacted) became a subject of public controversy for allowing their 6 and 10 YO children to walk to and from a local park on their own. About halfway through the walk, the children were stopped by the police and driven home after someone reported seeing them abandoned. The encounter led to Montgomery County Child Protective Services (CPS) investigating the family for neglect. On the next encounter, the kids were detained by the police and held for several hours without being allowed to contact their parents. Neither the police nor CPS contacted the children’s parents directly, and they only located their kids later by calling 911. The issue was debated extensively on local media and ultimate resolved by a new Maryland policy clarifying the obligations of parents with regard to oversight of their kids (aka leaving kids alone isOK unless the kids face immediate and real risk of harm based on location and circumstances).

    in reply to: YWNCR Live Debate #2102669
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    “who remembers such high petorol prices?”

    Tuna: I do. Real petrol prices were higher in the late 70s following the OPEC oil embargo than they are today.

    in reply to: YWNCR Live Debate #2102562
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    CA: I stand corrected.

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