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  • in reply to: Flatbush Drivers Beware! #682037

    ModernGuy
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    And to comment on the main topic here. NYC’s “dont block the box” laws are very clear. There is no reason why anyone should get “stuck” in the intersection. You are required to stay out of the intersection and not proceed until you see that there is enough room on the other side to cross and keep out of the intersection.

    in reply to: Flatbush Drivers Beware! #682036

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    no, it is NOT legal to “double park”, with or without someone in the drivers seat. In fact, I would like to start a campaign to ban the term “double park” which makes it sound so innocent. Lets actually call it what it is “parking your car in middle of the road, in a lane of travel”

    in reply to: Heating Oil Assistance #637838

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    I suppose because it is paid for by Hugo Chavez, who is an oppressive dictator, and some people would object taking money from an evil person. I, on the other hand, feel that heating my family’s home is #1 priority, and that taking from him only reduces his bank account, so why not?

    in reply to: Places Where Police Pull People Over #628866

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    Why don’t we also post stores where the clerks are absent minded so we can snatch a few items without paying for it?

    Obey all driving laws, whether you feel they are fair or not, and you don’t have to worry about speed traps, red light cameras and others. If you are paranoid about a cop pulling you over when you have done nothing wrong, knowing the cop is there wont make any difference, so that point is moot.

    in reply to: School Help! Please! #630770

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    Whatever your personal feelings are about him, we as orthodox Jews owe a lot of our freedom and liberty to the cause he fought for, so be careful before you condemn the man.

    in reply to: Donut Recipe Needed #628218

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    That is a great recipe for those of using following a low carb/low sugar diet, thanks!

    in reply to: Help With GPS #652559

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    The feature you are looking for is called “text to speech” – as long as the model you are getting has that feature, it will speak the name of the street. There is a Woot Off happening starting tonight at midnight, you may want to follow that, they usualy have great deals on GPS units

    in reply to: Smoking #633037

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    Although smoking once a year is still foolish, i am alot more concerned about the boys who smoke year round, and not enough is done within the yeshivahs to discourage this type of practice. This is an age old argument about how one can consider themselves a frum jew, and yet do something so damaging to their bodies. The very first mention of man in the torah is when hashem says “let me make man in my image” – before we worry about any other mitzvah, we have to preserve the holiness and perfection of that image, and smoking is a violation of that. Any frum person who feels righteous for keeping shabbos, and kosher, and yet smokes, is in my opinion a hypocrite. The argument that it is addictive is meaningless to me, it is a habbit that can be ended. Delicious mcdonalds burgers can be addictive too, but we resist the urge to eat them because it is against the torah.

    in reply to: The Kollel Revolution! #627300

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    There is nothing wrong with someone learning full time, as long as it does not put a strain on anyone or anything. If the wife has to work three jobs while running the household, if the in laws have to dig into their retirement savings, if the government has to dole out food stamps, hud, welfare, wic which drains resources from those who truly need it but aren’t able to earn a decent wages, if any of those situations apply, learning full time is not appropriate in my opinion. I highly doubt hashem is sitting on his thrown, looking down at the married buchor and saying ” that’s my boy” as his wife struggles to put food on the table.

    in reply to: Inspiring Quotes #1083583

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    “It may be that the gulfs will wash us down;

    It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,

    And though we are not now that strength which in old days

    Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will;

    To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

    Frasier Crane – Final Episode – Written By Alfred Tennyson

    in reply to: How to Block the Internet from My Children? #1216652

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    It just so happens that a lot of “non” yeshivish jews lived in lakewood before the yeshivah crowd came in here, so to say that we shouldn’t move here if we dont want to fit in is ridiculous. I am a 3rd generation lakewood resident, and my grandparents were here way before this town was yeshivish, perhaps the yeshivish people who moved into our town should mold themselves to fit our lifestyle?

    in reply to: Windows 7- The New Windows #673152

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    If you can afford the extra premium, buy a mac, with OS X. It is out now, and is stable now.

    in reply to: Prepare to Flee America! #1138918

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    mass hysteria.. some may not agree with obama, but the US government is setup so that his powers as president are minimal at best, and there is no way having someone like him in the white house will affect us to the point where we will need to “flee” the country!

    in reply to: Boys in Japan #623364

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    And when security asked them if anyone gave them a package to delivery, they figured it out to lie and say no?

    in reply to: PETA #624624

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    is it possible that just because the torah sanctions something, that does not make it ok? Slavery is sanctioned, and yet we no longer follow that practice. Perhaps not every commandment in the torah is applicable to the modern age, including the consumption of meat produced by mostly inhumane procedures.

    in reply to: margarine=oil #1099690

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    and kudos for not using margarine, most have trans fats, which are the worse kind of fat, they lower good cholesterol and raise bad cholesterol, a double whammy!

    in reply to: Snoods VS. Sheitels #621677

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    Sarah: I definitely see your point about motzie shem ram and loshon hora. But we aren’t talking about specific people, only specific issues that exist in our community. If we don’t address them in a meaningful way, they will not just go away. I do appreciate your opinion though and its always good to have conflicting points of view

    Yossi: i got a good laugh at your yarmulke post, its so true! There are way too many types and people automatically form judgements about you based on what kind you wear, ill just stick with my baseball cap!

    Will: What kind of ulterior motives are you referring to? I was not trying to imply something negative about women who wear shietels – all the power to them, i was just raising the issue of how they look down at people who aren’t like them

    LessChumras: I agree with you 100%, thank you for bringing some sanity to this post!

    UJM: What is with your obsession with yoshi? It seems highly inappropriate that you are stalking her and harrasing her online. I would be very careful about what you are doing here. Does your wife know about this kind of unkosher online activity you engage in?

    ABCD: Thank you for your understanding. That incident with the boy was shocking, and I hope it was isolated!

    Yoshi: I do agree with most of what you posted. However, lakewood can still be wholesome, we just have to address the un-wholesome people

    in reply to: Snoods VS. Sheitels #621676

    ModernGuy
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    eh.. i just wear a baseball cap mostly, solves that whole yamakah problem, but good point with that too

    in reply to: Snoods VS. Sheitels #621654

    ModernGuy
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    I am sad to report that this was a true story. And the dirty looks she gets are not limited to her shabbos snoods. I get them for my leather kippah and lack of black hat in shul. I get them for my jeans on a weekday. The most horrifying incident was when we lived in a development (not anymore) and a 10 year old boy came up to me and said ” my tatty says you are not a real yid because you wear jeans and leather yarmulkah”.

    These are true stories that i am sure happens to a lot of people in town who don’t fit the perfect mold that many residents want us to fill.

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