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Yochy: That is an interesting perspective. I have always been far more concerned about New York drivers than about New York driving regulations, and glad to return to areas where motorists have a measure of civility after visits to New York. By the way, the pedestrian crosswalk ordinance as described in this post is identical to all I’ve ever encountered in a dozen states across the country, except that some places are less lenient about intervening medians.
The thing is, she is also
1. very conservative on things like trade, international relations, criminal justice, and drug policy,
2. vocally anti-corruption, and
3. although she has dabbled in conspiracy theories (e.g., Obama “birtherism”) and defended some policy lies (Iraqi weapons of mass destruction) long after they were exposed, not particularly given to these activities when her own family isn’t involved.
So there are very many reasons why she will no longer be able to thrive in the U. S. Republican Party.
MadeAliyah makes a great point. When I heard “four years,” I too thought, “Oh wow, that’s a very long time; surely this is an exaggeration.” And now here we are, not four, but /five/ weeks later!!!
Zicher kusher l’mehadrin if the casks had been used in the dedicated “kosher run” of Tio Pepe Light Extra Dry Fino Palomino, the best drink in the world except for coffee.
I’m not personally afraid of Donald Trump, but all my children have known their whole lives that if they are out at a park and they see an adult behaving or talking like that man, they should leave immediately.
But I’m not a Democrat, so maybe that explains my lack of personal fear.January 25, 2021 12:24 am at 12:24 am in reply to: Is being “eco-friendly” a value that means something to you? #1942110
Avram in MD, consider that I was replying to, “I am wondering if there is any ‘inyan’ to Go Green without any financial or other external consideration.” No, certainly I would not attribute to Jews or to any other social, religious, ethnic, or other group the idea that financial considerations are an obvious motivator for behavior whereas caring for the environment is the sort of thing that is not at all obviously important and needs some sort of rationalization. I do not believe that Jewish people are more disposed to this ridiculous belief than other people, and I find it incredible that you might think from what I wrote that I do. I am addressing the belief because it was explicitly stated by an individual person to whom I am replying.January 24, 2021 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm in reply to: Is being “eco-friendly” a value that means something to you? #1942036
It seems like a minor distraction, but really it’s a slippery slope. First you start caring about taking care of the earth so that the next generation doesn’t suffer from widespread drought, famine, clean air and healthy drinking water. Before long you start caring about the condition of humanity in general and advocating for legislation that could mitigate war and suffering. That’s when you start mixing with humanitarian types, and you start valuing tolerance and related things. Some even begin to value art and science. Better just to love money and maybe also fashion eyeglasses which are very yeshivish.
Indeed. It is so blatantly racist to introduce measures to stop the spread of this lethal virus specifically in areas with large concentrations of Jewish residents. Don’t the lives of non-Jews matter? How can they just be left to fend for themselves while emergency ordinances are put in place to save Jewish lives?!
I also have to agree with the November 4th thing. All this mask wearing in Canada, Laos, Australia, Bolivia, Germany, Finland, Ireland, Vietnam, Lesotho, Mozambique, Morocco, Singapore, Taiwan, Pananma, … why can’t everyone see it is a conspiracy of the Democratic Party?
I noticed that Franco Servadie, the Italian physician currently presiding over the World Federation of Neurosurigcal Societies, is a mask-wearer both during surgery and during social interactions when there is a global pandemic of infectious disease, and the only explanation for this is that he has his eyes on that November 4th election. Let’s see if he or any of the other members of the Federation strap on a mask on November 5th.
I am excited beyond words to see so many people here brave enough to expose the myth about masks. I have many friends who are surgeons, nurses, professors of medicine, and paramedics, and they not only wear masks at their jobs, but they tell me that all the people they went to medical school with, as well as all their teachers, dating back for many decades, in every industrialized country, have been wearing masks under the weird illusion that it will prevent the spread of infectious disease. They will be delighted to hear that the chachomim on Yeshiva World News have learned differently. It will completely revolutionize medicine and health care all over the world. They will also be glad to hear about the horrible health risk they are taking by wearing these things on their faces. Until now, they have been under the illusion that contagion is a health risk, and masks help prevent it. They didn’t know about all the carbon monoxide and UFOs that they have been inhaling, or that even though in the combined billions of hours of surgeons the world over breathing through these things no one has yet become sick, it is really just a matter of time until they do.
Smerel’s perspective is fascinating to me. The MO community always seemed to me on the wrong side of Zionism and a host of other issues, especially communal ones having to do with preservation of mesora, Yiddish language, and the prioritization of limud hatorah over professional pursuits. The one thing I am sure they were right about is the Slifkin issue.March 19, 2020 7:52 am at 7:52 am in reply to: Rabbi Akiva Eiger’s pesak regarding the cholera epidemic of 5591 #1840879
Akuperma is right, of course. Inversely to our yeridos hadoros, the scientific world has improved over time. That’s why the rabbonim in those days knew to follow doctors’ advice even then. Now that science has advanced tremendously, the call should be even easier. But, yeridos hadoros …