“Helpful, and necessarily. But too late to save you from telling the scammer that (1) your email is real and active (they don't always know), and (2) that you can be tricked into clicking an email link.
Best bet is to check in your email program before you click, since the link will have an ID code that links your email to the link.”
“I don't know about that. Nathan Bingras may have a point here.
I've seen a number of software company mergers up close and personal (including some that Microsoft screwed up something fierce), and usually, companies are better off with that $1.50 gas station burrito.
While the burrito may give you gas, the merger's pretty likely to give you a worse case of heartburn.”
“I am sorry this was done to you. They did wrong, and they violated basic Jewish norms in doing so.
On the other hand, sometimes angry people get angry responses from others. There's an axiom in the Torah: "Do not put stumbling blocks before the blind". Their behavior sounds extreme. But so does yours.”
“Don't know what your religion or ethnicity is, but you don't know Jack about Jews.
Folks who raise money for charities and causes in the US know more than you do. Studies show that Jews, whatever you might have heard wherever you might have heard it, are actually very free with their money for charity and similar kinds of things.
I don't know if you know any Jews personally. But perhaps you should get to know a few before saying these kinds of things about them.”
phillyfreedom on Oct 3, 2011 at 09:55:37
“YOU SAID: I don't know if you know any Jews personally. But perhaps you should get to know a few before saying these kinds of things about them.
I'm not sure if you're asking me or someone else - but I'll go ahead and respond. I am African American. I know plenty of jews - most of them reserved and racist towards African Americans. They're a bit nicer in New York, even more so on the West Coast...but here in Philly they're very racist and opinionated. So much talk about how they participated in the Civil Rights Movement - I say they were "marching" for whiteness....not civil rights.
I see you take issue with the poster referring to jews as cheap, but you have no problem with another basically referring to a Baptist minister as someone who drives a Cadillac and wears three-piece suits. See, you just made my point.”
“While Chabad may not charge, if you pray regularly at a Lubavitch center, remember, _someone_ needs to pay to keep the lights on. I know my local Chabad rabbi well, and it's a tough life. Their house was recently foreclosed on, and there's no longer a local center. A few people in the community are keeping Chabad in our area afloat, really.
Basically, the folks in Brooklyn send young couples out to the middle of nowhere (and if you're extremely orthodox, "nowhere" is just about anywhere in the US or elsewhere), and leave the job of raising money to support Chabad's programs to the young rabbi and his equally young wife. It works more often than you'd think, but I have a lot of respect for someone that young taking on that kind of project.
Judaism in the US is like PBS -- it's brought to you by donations by "people like you". I'm aware of a lot of congregations of all kinds that don't know how they'll pay for a place to meet, much less how to pay a rabbi enough to live on. If you can help out the congregation you pray at, you really should.”
“Privatization -- giving some company exclusive use of this "white space" -- would screw it up royally. Especially if the GOP pushes to give it away for cheap to companies who bribe them enough... um, ah, give them enough in campaign donations.”
“Well, you don't pay for air. And if the supply of bandwidth isn't limited in your area, you won't have to pay for that either.
It's what's called in economics a "public good". And if the cost of having one more user is close to zero, then unless the government makes it scarce artificially by letting corporations or other private interests control it, it's going to be near free, or free.”