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  • in reply to: Bochrim Drag Racing Involved In Major MVA On 13th Ave #778473

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    Another example of the lawlessness that pervades Borough Park. I will be very disappointed if the same Coffee Room posters that applauded the criminals who defaced the H&M sign don’t show up in this thread soon.

    Arrest these bums!

    in reply to: leaving coffee room #777778

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    Mike,

    I agree with what you wrote in that thread and am equally distressed at the actions taken there. I am seriously considering following you.

    Have a great Shabbos (even if this post is not approved)!

    in reply to: Jury Duty #777740

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    Mod-80, did your rav give you guidance on how precisely you could seek to be excused from a case involving two Jews?

    Better yet, suppose the parties are not in court during jury selection, as sometimes happens, and after you get selected, you then learn that the litigation is between two Jews, what are you supposed to do?

    in reply to: What is wrong with selling shul to Buddhist? #778730

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    The solution to OP’s question does not come in the form of advocating the commission of multiple felonies, e.g. arson and insurance fraud.

    Note to Bombmaniac, while I see you’re mixing Hebrew with Yiddish, the term is “fire insurance,” not burning insurance, i.e. ????? ???? ?? or just ????? ??.

    in reply to: ticketed by the NYPD for no reason #776402

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    popa_bar_abba

    File a Section 1983 claim. At least it’ll annoy him and end up on his record that he had a claim filed, even if you don’t survive summary judgment.

    But I think you would survive summary judgment since you are the witness, and if he did what you say he is liable, so it would need to go to a jury.

    I am sure relaxation must have many questions about this advice but since he or she probably was too busy to post them, I’ll try and help:

    1. What is “section 1983?” And section 1983 of what, by the way?

    2. What is a “section 1983 claim?”

    3. Where do you file a “section 1983 claim?

    4. How do you file a “section 1983 claim?”

    5. Is there a fee to file such a “claim?”

    6. What is “summary judgment?”

    7. What does “if you don’t survive summary judgment” mean? Seems quite scary. Is this anything like “if you don’t survive cancer?”

    in reply to: please pass along; cars being TOWED from toys r us parking lot!! #1017297

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    Thank you, Zahavasdad for answering the first two questions posed by elik.

    elik,

    3) why are the signs unclear not stating who can park there??

    The sign is actually irrelevant; it’s the law that counts. This is the same problem as in my driveway thread, namely that people take liberties with the property of others. The driveway belongs to the property owners. You need their permission to use it.

    Under the law (as well as halacha) you have permission if you are a customer. You have no permission if you are not a customer. It’s really quite simple.

    I am not the only person in Brooklyn who wishes he could afford such a “staff” at my private driveway.

    Please reconsider your views.

    in reply to: please pass along; cars being TOWED from toys r us parking lot!! #1017293

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    elik

    . . .it has become a private parking lot. . .

    No, it has always been a private parking lot.

    PLEASE let eveyone know about this new “policy” these crooks came up with!

    They are not “crooks.” The crook is someone who uses their property without their permission. Their permission is extended only to customers.

    Six months ago I posted a thread here entitled Driveway Blocking In Borough Park which you can still read at http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/driveway-blocking-in-borough-park

    I remain mystified as to how some people believe they have the right to violate both the laws of the city and state of New York as well as halacha.

    in reply to: Opposite Gender Friendships #795898

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    Does anyone here have a job? Are you friendly with anyone at work?

    in reply to: Dont forget-SALUTE TO ISRAEL PARADE SUNDAY JUNE 5th #774811

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    It was a wonderful event. (Unfortunately, I had to leave early.)

    I recognized at least one YWN photographer so hopefully we will see some pictures soon.

    in reply to: English corresponding to Hebrew #846474

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    msseeker, there is almost nothing in your message that is right and I see not much point in spending all the space here in correcting everything other than to say you clearly never studied the French language.

    As to English, by the way, please note the following from Merriam-Webster:

    Origin of Nonchalant

    French, from Old French, from present participle of nonchaloir to disregard, from non- + chaloir to concern, from Latin cal?re to be warm. . .

    That would make you wrong in two languages.

    in reply to: Were not Chassidish at all, but we go to Rebbes for Brachos #773187

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    ZeesKite

    I saw a most marvelous story about the war, one Rebbe told the women (or maybe it was their minhag) to shave. Every single one that did made it out alive! I don’t recall the place though.

    So the reason my grandmothers and my aunts went to the gas chambers is because they didn’t shave their heads?

    What an offensive and disgusting implication!

    Think before you post!

    in reply to: English corresponding to Hebrew #846467

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    rabbiofberlin

    hoemwoner and AYC- cholent is “chaud” (warm) and “lent” (slow) ,in other words, slow warm cooking, exsctly as a cholent. Both are french words. Nnothing to do with lentils……

    [Thank you for your French lesson even though what you said is a bubbeh meiseh.]

    First of all, “chaud” means “hot” not “warm.” Please exercise care when turing the faucet marked C on a French sink lest you scald yourself.

    The mere fact that there are words in one language that sound like words in another is often simple coincidence. You say that the French “chaud” sounds like the first syllable of “cholent.” Actually it sounds almost exactly like the English word “show.” And “lent” is pronounced in French like the English word “lawn.” So, I think this means nothing etymologically.

    Should you find yourself in a Jewish area of Paris such as the Marais and can find a place that prepares Ashkenazic food, the dish you want to ask for when you want “cholent” is called in French “cassoulet.” Nothwithstanding the fact that cassoulet is often treif, like many other dishes, it can be made kosher by using kosher meet.

    in reply to: English corresponding to Hebrew #846462

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    A Y C,

    “cholent” is from the French chaud (hot) & lents (beans/lentils).”

    Guess again. “Hot lentils” in French would be “lentilles chaude.”

    in reply to: Avoiding Even The Appearance of Impropriety… #777584

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    You went to a kosher deli filled, presumably with Jewish customers and you are worried a) of a chilul Hashem and b) that no one was dan l’kaf z’chus?

    in reply to: Yeshivah guy ordering beer on a date #770570

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    aries2756

    I don’t believe in alcohol. And someone who has no problem ordering alcohol on a date is someone to be wary of. I dont’ think it is appropriate in the lounge, in the bowling alley or elsewhere. If the bochur has a need to have a beer to chill, then there is a problem.

    Good thing you weren’t in my shul last Shabbos. Someone gave a kiddush for yahrzeit. Virtually the entire minyan was drinking, mostly Scotch.

    in reply to: Cover Letter & Resume #769524

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    While Pac-Man is generally correct, oddly enough there are occasionally online applications that allow the submission of one document only. In such cases, the cover letter precedes the resume and is followed by a page break in the .DOC file.

    in reply to: Yeshivah guy ordering beer on a date #770513

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    Bowling under the influence can be dangerous.


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    Q: How warm will my place get?

    A: You may not even notice that your air conditioner has been adjusted. At most, the temperature may increase three or more degrees. After the curtailment event, your temperature will quickly return to its set temperature.

    And if you believe this, I have a bridge to sell you.

    in reply to: Air conditioners with shabbos mode #769339

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    Many digital-panel air conditioners (e.g. Friedrich) have built-in timers that let you program on and off times over the course of 24 hours.

    Unless I misunderstand your needs, this ought to suffice for Shabbos, no?

    in reply to: Jean skirts #768696

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    If Popa is looking for an analogy to the Constitution he should better look at the last sentence of Article I, Section 8 which is otherwise known as the Elastic Clause or the Necessary and Proper Clause.

    in reply to: Some criminal law #766609

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    moderator-80, I am reminded of you declaring your own credentials in a different field. Criminal law is not “light-hearted” and there are too many in our community who have learned this the hard way.

    Good Shabbos!

    in reply to: Getting told 'no' #766564

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    cshapiro, Rich football (soccer?) players in Europe go on shidduchim with girls in America? How dumb do you think we are?

    in reply to: Some criminal law #766592

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    stickynote, what makes you think you are qualified to grade the answers to your question?


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    Keep your signs off my house.


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    Not every violation can be cured simply by paying a fine.

    in reply to: Not throwing out bread – feeding birds #764892

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    For all the people doing this, I request you to ask your rav whether or not it is permissible for you to ignore the Health Department which says that putting out bread attracts rodents and raccoons, thus endangering your neighbors.

    (I live in Borough Park so I know it’s unrealistic to ask people to stop committing the offense of littering even though I never read the heter for that either.)

    in reply to: Wireless Routers And Privacy #764634

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    eclipse, Linksys is a brand of router made by Cisco. Cisco has also come out recently with a home router called Valet specifically designed for less tech-minded people.

    Other popular router brands are Netgear and D-Link.

    A good idea might be to call your internet service provider and see if you can get a deal where they provide you with a router for free in return for you signing up for a year. In the past, wifi routers have been given away by Verizon as well as Cablevision.

    in reply to: Is It Worth Releasing Bin Laden Photos To Prove That He's Dead #764426

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    Mod-80, when I looked at the board, my message was not visible, which is why I reacted as I did.

    Just for shalom bayis, however, I apologize if I have offended you.

    in reply to: Is It Worth Releasing Bin Laden Photos To Prove That He's Dead #764404

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    I posted a link to the CBS News report that the pictures will not be released. This message was apparently not approved for posting here.

    Strangely, the exact same news, including the link, is posted on the home page of theyeshivaworld.com.

    Does one part of this website know what the other is doing?

    Not following your own rules, doing contradictory things, is offensive to the members.

    in reply to: Is It Worth Releasing Bin Laden Photos To Prove That He's Dead #764393

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    Updated 1:38 p.m. Eastern Time

    In an interview with Steve Kroft for this Sunday’s 60 Minutes, President Obama says he won’t release post-mortem images of Osama Bin Laden taken to prove his death.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20059739-503544.html?tag=breakingnews

    in reply to: Wireless Routers And Privacy #764630

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    eclipse, find someone who can help you in both the selection of the router as well as its installation.

    Always encrypt the signal.

    But encryption, if it’s of the older WEP standard, will not stop a hacker. Far better to get a router that can use WPA-2.

    Also, never name your network (it’s called a “SSID”) with something recognizable like “Cohen House” or “Eclipse’s Network.” Much better to pick an unusual name and then mask it from being shown to those looking for networks.

    in reply to: BARUCH DAYAN HAEMES!!! #763677

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    Last night I was at a social/networking event with other attorneys and the subject of OBL came up. A colleague, who happens to be a WASP, opined that he wished that OBL had been captured and put on trial.

    “Like the Israelis did with Eichmann?” I asked. “Exactly,” he replied.

    What do you think?

    in reply to: Resume #763807

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    perrynewmancpc is correct. Post any question in the CR, no matter what professional degree (e.g. JD, MD) is needed for an informed response and people will not hesitate to tell you what they know, based on what they heard in the kolel. 🙂

    OP, if you are looking for a job, I pray your cover letter and resume writing skills are vastly superior to what you write here. That being said, you might very well not need to pay a personal visit to your college’s career services department and could conceivably deal with them by phone or email. I can assure you this is the norm when it comes to law school or alumni would have to come from all around the country. Why not call them and ask?

    Good luck!

    in reply to: How to beat a speeding ticket #760415

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    Yet another misguided attempt to play lawyer.

    If you receive a speeding ticket in New York City, your case is heard by the Traffic Violations Bureau of the Department of Motor Vehicles where most of this “strategy” will not work at all.

    in reply to: 1 MILLION FRUM JEWS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK #760600

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    Another hit and run poster who drops some naarishkeit here and leaves. Why not just delete this thread?

    in reply to: Basic english #759116

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    If one sticks to loshon Hakodesh, he’s got all the seforim he needs and doesn’t need these aids in other languages.

    Fortunately, Rashi did not listen to this for when he did not have a word in Hebrew he used French.

    in reply to: path mark #758607

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    Bearing in mind the YWN Rules of the Coffee Room that specify messages are to be posted in English, I would appreciate if someone would translate for me the first message in this thread.

    any news?? i so a sighn that said mega ever here of it

    in reply to: Jury duty (shakes fist) :( #758070

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    Bravo, aries2756! Following Lemrick Nelson’s acquittal of mudering Yankel Rosenbaum, the jury went out and partied with him.

    in reply to: Brand-New Magazine Called Eclipse #757874

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    Eclipse, it is evident you know where the space bar is as otherwise you would not use it. This “style” is quite grating on the eyes and detracts from whatever message you wish to impart.

    in reply to: Brand-New Magazine Called Eclipse #757866

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    Eclipse, you claim to be a writer. Do you not know that a space comes after a comma?

    in reply to: Jury duty (shakes fist) :( #758055

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    I cannot believe the number of people here who advocate lying.

    in reply to: Basic english #759072

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    Yes. It is sad how dreadful the writing skills are of many. There are some posts on this website that are completely incomprehensible.

    in reply to: Bochrim Spray-Paint Over ‘Not Tzniyus’ Advertisement #760031

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    Moderators, why do you allow a serious question like who is the rav who approves of a controversial act to be mocked by posting the number of the White House?

    in reply to: Paying Car Mechanic #755079

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    shlishi, and like all good Jews, I don’t pasken for myself or others. I advocate asking a rav if at all possible before doing something halachically questionable, and if one cannot ask beforehand, then surely afterwards.

    Amazing how you have such clarity in the H&M matter.

    Daas Yochid, I am sorry, but I do not understand your message.

    in reply to: Paying Car Mechanic #755064

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    shlishi, Based on your comments in the H&M thread, I have no way of answering you.

    If you wanted a response based on New York law, you’ve already indicated you don’t follow the law inasmuch as you condone the commission of the crime of Criminal Mischief as long as the perpetrators are not caught. So the law is out.

    On the other hand, if it is a question regarding Halacha, you apparently believe that one can destroy the property of another without asking a rav for his approval beforehand and that one need not even ask a rav for his opinion afterwards. So Halacha is out.

    Then which is it, law, Halacha or some other standard of “ethics” or “morality?”

    in reply to: Bochrim Spray-Paint Over ‘Not Tzniyus’ Advertisement #760017

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    I’m still waiting for the name of the rav who approved of this action either before or after.

    in reply to: Patents and licensing #753049

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    When I read this thread, it makes me ill. If you know nothing about the subject, then say nothing.

    35 U.S.C. 103 Conditions for patentability; non-obvious subject matter.

    (a) A patent may not be obtained though the invention is not identically disclosed or described as set forth in section 102 of this title, if the differences between the subject matter sought to be patented and the prior art are such that the subject matter as a whole would have been obvious at the time the invention was made to a person having ordinary skill in the art to which said subject matter pertains. Patentability shall not be negatived by the manner in which the invention was made.

    (b)

    (1) Notwithstanding subsection (a), and upon timely election by the applicant for patent to proceed under this subsection, a biotechnological process using or resulting in a composition of matter that is novel under section 102 and nonobvious under subsection (a) of this section shall be considered nonobvious if-

    (A) claims to the process and the composition of matter are contained in either the same application for patent or in separate applications having the same effective filing date; and

    (B) the composition of matter, and the process at the time it was invented, were owned by the same person or subject to an obligation of assignment to the same person.

    (2) A patent issued on a process under paragraph (1)-

    (A) shall also contain the claims to the composition of matter used in or made by that process, or

    (B) shall, if such composition of matter is claimed in another patent, be set to expire on the same date as such other patent, notwithstanding section 154.

    (3) For purposes of paragraph (1), the term “biotechnological process” means-

    (A) a process of genetically altering or otherwise inducing a single- or multi-celled organism to-

    (i) express an exogenous nucleotide sequence,

    (ii) inhibit, eliminate, augment, or alter expression of an endogenous nucleotide sequence, or

    (iii) express a specific physiological characteristic not naturally associated with said organism;

    (B) cell fusion procedures yielding a cell line that expresses a specific protein, such as a monoclonal antibody; and

    (C) a method of using a product produced by a process defined by subparagraph (A) or (B), or a combination of subparagraphs (A) and (B).

    (c)

    (1) Subject matter developed by another person, which qualifies as prior art only under one or more of subsections (e), (f), and (g) of section 102 of this title, shall not preclude patentability under this section where the subject matter and the claimed invention were, at the time the claimed invention was made, owned by the same person or subject to an obligation of assignment to the same person.

    (2) For purposes of this subsection, subject matter developed by another person and a claimed invention shall be deemed to have been owned by the same person or subject to an obligation of assignment to the same person if –

    (A) the claimed invention was made by or on behalf of parties to a joint research agreement that was in effect on or before the date the claimed invention was made;

    (B) the claimed invention was made as a result of activities undertaken within the scope of the joint research agreement; and

    (C) the application for patent for the claimed invention discloses or is amended to disclose the names of the parties to the joint research agreement.

    (3) For purposes of paragraph (2), the term “joint research agreement” means a written contract, grant, or cooperative agreement entered into by two or more persons or entities for the performance of experimental, developmental, or research work in the field of the claimed invention.

    As can be imagined, there are numerous “meforshim” (i.e. court decisions) on every word of this statute and this is clearly a subject best left to attorneys who specialize in it. The Coffee Room is not going to help you.

    in reply to: Bochrim Spray-Paint Over ‘Not Tzniyus’ Advertisement #759952

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    Mw13, let me help you: you ask the question to a rav or posek before you do something, not afterwards.

    in reply to: Bochrim Spray-Paint Over ‘Not Tzniyus’ Advertisement #759942

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    I am so curious who is the rav who told this young men that a) they are exempt from the New York Penal Law provisions against Criminal Mischief and b) they should do what they did.

    Better yet, does anyone here know of any recognized poskim who approve of the action taken?

    in reply to: Honking in Boro Park #751143

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    Can’t stand the noise? Move back to Kansas. . .

    What an outrageous attitude! How about, if you can’t obey the law, and if you disturb your neighbors, YOU move out of the neighborhood.

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