Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Turning the Myth Called "Da'as Torah" on its Head Once and For All!

"...In fact not a single Agudah attendee could forsee that their families and communities would be reduced in the near future to freakish exhibits of mountains of hair, gold teeth, eyeglasses, and shoes..."





Anonymous said...

why didnt rav lazer silver see the need to "condem" the pre-war gedolim as you do?...

The Life and Times of Matisyahu Pickwick Salomon 6 said...

Not so long ago, the whole Haredi "anti-Internet" crew got on the bandwagon of threatening and "banning" a well-known popular Charedi news blog known as "Vos Iz Neias" ("VIN") and naturally one of the prominent signers was none other than Rabbi Matisyahu Salomon of Lakewood, Gateshead who signed with the whole politically correct Agudist crew and then some.

A number of blogs that report on this subject looked into the matter and it was discovered that there were a couple of key sources that moved to create and express the ban. One of those sources came from the Satmar Hasidim of Williamsburg: "Haredi Rabbis Ban Vos Iz Neias (FM, December 22, 2010) Haredi news website banned by dozens of leading haredi rabbis...Shimon Weiser from Williamsburg is allegedly the man behind the ban. He allegedly works for the Zalman Leib faction of Satmar." And, "The Man Behind The VIN Ban (FM, March 02, 2011) The face of the man who is allegedly behind the Vos Iz Neias ban and who allegedly threatens advertisers who advertise on VIN revealed...is Shimon Weiser of Williamsburg" and others have confirmed this on their blogs.

This is the type of hoodlum that Rabbi Matisyahu Salomon will back up by signing "bans" against blogs he does not like because he can't control them. It's mostly about social and mind control of Jews held captive by Haredi power brokers who want the Haredi masses all to themselves, which is why they have nightmares that free access to the Internet will break their childish hold on their people.

Anyhow, now there's shocking (but not surprising) news that the whole Satmar establishment's school system could be shut down for involvement with fraud: "‘Bank-fraud’ case jolts Satmar schools (NY Post October 31, 2011)...The United Talmudical Academy is being sued for $200 million by a bankruptcy trustee who claims the UTA helped a big donor conceal bank fraud at the contributor’s company -- and the case is expected to go to trial early next year. The trustee claims in Brooklyn federal bankruptcy court records that as far back as 1997, the UTA was helping the family of Victor Jacobs hide the fact that his Allou Distributors was cooking its books to boost its line of credit from a lender..."

But you can bet your last shilling that there will be no "bans" against these genuine Satmar Haredi Hasidim crooks who are doing Satmar and all Haredi Jews no favors and in fact are creating a humungous chilul Hashem. Satmar will make sure the criminals are viewed as "heroes" and the honest people will be cast as "criminals" that's how it goes in that topsy-turvy world of theirs!

And for sure, dear old Matisyahu Salomon will not notice a thing about this massive heist either, let alone say a word of caution in public as he does against the Iternet and cell phones, 'cause he'll be offline playing his famous old game of "turning a blind eye" and "sweeping under the carpet rug" (now very crowded with mega sins) in his homey house that would be befitting a true clever Heimisher Yiddisher Frumisher Britisher Einglisher Yekkisher who knows how to do what's good for his own home town soccer team, don't you mate?!

Greece WILL default said...

The Wall Street Journal:


Europe Should Let Greece Default
Let them eat Baklava! says Brett Arends


...The situation remains fluid -- or, to be more accurate, chaotic.

But you have to wonder why the Europeans don't just kick these clowns to the curb. Europe doesn't need Greece. It gets no benefit from having Greece in the euro. Greece's entire debts come to $366 billion. That's 4% of the gross domestic product of the euro zone. Greece's GDP is less than 2%. More money was "lost" during yesterday's stock-market tumble than in a massive write-off. Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks rattled by Greek bailout move.

Europe could eject the Greeks, write off most of the debt, monetize the losses and move on. Guarantee bank depositors, but let the stockholders, bondholders and credit-default counterparties take their losses.

Let them eat baklava!

If Greece is ejected from the euro and launches a new drachma, Greek pastries, olive oil, real estate, island vacations and ouzo will quickly become a bargain again..."

The Euro will collapse and the EU will crumble said...

NY Post:

"Nov. 2, 2011

Inevitable implosion
European Union v. democracy


...Margaret Thatcher warned that building a European Union superstate “will seem in future years to be perhaps the greatest folly of the modern era.” Less than a decade later, she’s being proved right, as the EU faces the biggest crisis in its history.

Last week, Eurozone leaders hammered out a makeshift deal to significantly expand the $600 billion European Financial Stability Fund -- seemingly calming fears of a Greek default on billions in public debt. But on Monday, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announced a referendum on the EU’s bailout package -- sending shockwaves across the continent and the globe.

In all likelihood, Greek voters will reject the EU deal; unless Germany, France and others decide to come up with an alternative offer, this will inevitably force a Greek exit from the Euro -- and almost certainly start the unraveling of the single currency in its current form...Several other Euro countries are in the same boat, including Portugal, Spain and even Italy, the EU’s third-largest economy.

But it is only right that the Greek people have the final say in deciding their own future; in any case, no amount of German-funded bailouts will rescue Greece from financial collapse. In fact, the promise to hold a referendum is practically the only major decision the Greek government has got right in the past decade. It will no doubt spark calls for popular votes on the EU across Europe.

From its inception, the 17-country single European currency has been an inherently political project, designed to artificially unite a diverse group of nations stretching across southern, central and northern Europe. It has in practice served to artificially push down interest rates in traditionally high-rate countries, leading to excessive borrowing and the current debt crisis.

The Euro is a spectacularly misguided attempt at a currency union in a sea of nation-states with different national interests, languages and stages of economic advancement. It was always doomed to fail in its current form; Great Britain, Sweden and Denmark were wise to keep out when it was first launched back in 1999.

The huge difficulties facing the Euro are symbolic of the deep-seated problems enveloping the European Union today. Chief among them is a lack of economic freedom -- thanks to over-regulation of businesses, high tax rates and massive welfare spending as well as heavily protectionist measures (such as the Common Agricultural Policy) that limit free trade outside the EU.

The troubles also reflect the fundamentally undemocratic approach taken by the Eurozone leaders, who have foisted a dangerous economic experiment upon their own people without popular consent. Not a single Eurozone country has held a popular vote on its membership in the European monetary union. This huge “democracy deficit” is now bringing the continent to its knees.

Europe needs greater national sovereignty, economic and political freedom and democratic accountability. The “European unification” project fails to deliver on all three counts, and the collapse of the Euro is a powerful symbol of that reality. Europe’s long-term prosperity can only be secured if its nation-states can decide their own destiny, each with the mandate of its own people.

The grand vision of a unified federal Europe is rapidly turning into a nightmarish specter of economic decline, with mounting tensions between European leaders, and increasingly disillusioned electorates. The impending Greek collapse is merely a symbol of a rotting political system dreamed up by European elites who have acted for decades with a reckless and dangerous air of impunity while feeding at the trough of socialist economic planning.

Nile Gardiner is the director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at The Heritage Foundation (heritage.org)."

The US Dollar WILL become even more worthless said...

The Wall Street Journal:

"NOVEMBER 1, 2011

Dollar In Long-Term Decline, Analysts Say


NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--The dollar is likely to lose its value against other currencies over the next few years, investors and analysts at a foreign-exchange conference said Tuesday.

Speakers at Euromoney's 8th Annual Forex Forum USA conference in New York largely agreed that the U.S. currency would depreciate over the next three to five years even if investors periodically scramble to buy dollars in the near term to avoid flare-ups of Europe's debt crisis

"I'm positioned for a structural decline in the dollar," said Rebecca Patterson, chief markets strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

In early 2012, persisting troubles in the U.S. and European economies could prolong a "risk defensive" environment that supports the dollar, a haven for investors when markets are turbulent, she said.

But over the long haul, the rise of currencies in emerging-market economies will collectively mean a lower value for the dollar on a trade-weighted basis, Patterson said.

Other panelists like Stephen Miran, chief analyst at Lily Pond Capital Management LLC, offered a similar view.

The dollar's decline is necessary to fix large global economic imbalances between the U.S. and emerging market countries, Miran said.

Glimmers of hope on Europe's debt crisis could eventually weaken demand for the safe-haven dollar, said Daniel Katzive, a currency analyst at Credit Suisse Group.

"Things don't have to be perfect [in Europe], they just have to not be on the brink," for a weaker dollar, he said.

Meanwhile, the dollar's near-term outlook is cloudy.

Europe's debt crisis could take another turn for the worse, frightening global markets and pushing up the dollar, if European leaders bungle their rescue of Greece.

At the same time, a key risk in the weeks ahead is whether Congress succeeds in crafting a credible deficit reduction plan before their late November deadline, Patterson said.

"What if we get downgraded again?" she asked, referring to the U.S.'s credit rating, which was cut from triple-A by Standard & Poor's in August.

At some point, it's possible international investors could sour on U.S. Treasury bonds and the dollar, she said.

This is "one of the things that keeps me up at night," she said."

US will face a REAL peoples revolution by the crushed Middle Class said...

USA Today:

"Occupy protests ratcheted up, try to shut down Oakland port

By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY

(Nov 2, 2011)

OAKLAND – Protesters blocked streets near City Hall, smashed windows at a bank and gathered by the thousands in an attempt to shut down the nation's fifth-busiest port Wednesday.

The Occupy Oakland protest was the largest in a series of rallies in several cities as the Occupy Wall Street movement that began Sept. 17 tried to grab national attention.

A group of about 300 protesters, many of them men wearing black, some covering their faces with bandanas and some carrying wooden sticks, smashed windows of a Wells Fargo bank branch while chanting "Banks got bailed out. We got sold out."

The protesters spray-painted an expletive on the exterior wall of the bank and blocked the front door of a branch of Citibank, forcing customers to use a rear door.

"We want to see justice for the criminals on Wall Street," said Caroline Pincus, 53, of San Francisco...

Mayor Jean Quan, a Democrat who has been criticized for her handling of the protests, said she supports the goals of the movement, which began in New York City six weeks ago and has spread to dozens of other cities.

Protesters say 1% of the population controls a disproportionate amount of the nation's wealth and power

"It's pretty impossible to change things when our elected representatives are beholden to the people that pay for the campaigns that get them elected," said Susan Tate, 63, a retiree from Oakland.

In New York City, about 30 military veterans who called themselves "part of the 99%" marched to the park encampment where the Occupy Wall Street movement began. They chanted slogans such as "Corporate profits on the rise/soldiers have to bleed and die" and held signs, including one that read, "Never leave a man behind/I stand with Scott Olsen."

...George Weber of New York City, a Navy Vietnam War veteran, said the vets — many of whom who wore parts of their service uniforms — were "here to support Occupy Wall Street and demand accountability from our financial institutions. You can say this won't do any good, but where would we be if the Founding Fathers took that attitude? … We took an oath to support the Constitution. That's what we're doing."

...T.J. Buonomo of Washington, an Army veteran who served 14 months on active duty in 2006-07, said he had to smile when he heard someone in the encampment yell, "Hey, police! The military's here, and they're on our side!"

...In Philadelphia, dozens of protesters converged on the downtown headquarters of cable giant Comcast. Some sat down in the lobby; others demonstrated on the sidewalk.

...City and police officials seemed confused about the appropriate response. In an open letter to residents, the Oakland Police Officers' Association said officers were confused by what the letter said were mixed messages from the city.

The letter noted that on Oct. 25, Mayor Quan ordered police to clear the encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza, where Occupy Oakland protesters have camped out since Oct. 11.

That early-morning episode turned violent, resulting in arrests and provoking more marches..."

Battered Billionaires said...

More gal pal 'n gelt TZOROS for Soros, NEBECH!

NY Post:

"Soros rips ex’s ‘extort’ try

November 1, 2011

Billionaire investor George Soros is firing back at his Brazilian ex-lover, soap star Adriana Ferreyr, who is suing him for $50 million -- claiming the attractive brunette is a money-grabber desperately trying to “extort” him for his millions.

The Post exclusively revealed in August that Soros, 81, worth an estimated $14.5 billion, was being sued by Ferreyr, 28, who claimed he dumped her after a five-year relationship and reneged on an agreement to buy her a $1.9 million Upper East Side apartment.

Soros’ lawyer, William D. Zabel, last night served Ferreyr’s lawyers with papers arguing the case should be dismissed.

The papers, seen by Page Six, state that Soros and Ferreyr had an “on-again, off-again and non-exclusive intimate relationship.” But it claims she “hoped to extract even more from Soros -- millions more,” and says her lawsuit is “part of her continued quest to cash in on their casual relationship.”

Blasting Ferreyr’s claim in her court filing that Soros was obligated to buy her an apartment as “patently preposterous,” the papers state that she “may have been disappointed that Soros moved onto other women, ending her hopes of living in an extravagant ‘dream apartment’ for free.”

Ferreyr claimed in her blockbuster lawsuit filed at Manhattan Supreme Court that Soros threw a lamp and “attempted to choke her” as they argued in bed together at his Manhattan home in August 2010.

This claim is blasted by Soros as “odious and utterly baseless.” His lawyers argue the police report shows that the lamp “fell on [Ferreyr’s] right foot,” adding it makes no mention of choking and she told police, “She was not fearful of Soros.”

But Ferreyr’s lawyer, Robert Hantman, told us, “These are chauvinistic and simplistic statements which are devoid of any reality.”

Hantman added, “I do not believe this motion to dismiss will be successful.” "

Battered NJ Billionaires said...

The Gothamist:

"Corzine's Investment Firm MF Global Can't Find Missing $700 Million, Admits To Illegally "Diverting" Client Funds

When Jon Corzine lost his re-election bid to remain NJ's governor to Chris Christie, the former Goldman Sachs chairman decided to head an upstart brokerage, MF Global. After a shaky week last week, the company filed for bankruptcy yesterday as MF Global couldn't find $700 million. Dealbook explains, "The discovery that money could not be located might simply reflect sloppy internal controls at MF Global. At first, as much as $950 million was believed to be missing, but as the firm sorted through its bankruptcy, that figure fell to less than $700 million by late Monday, the people briefed on the matter said. Additional funds are expected to trickle in over the coming days." And now MF Global admits it mixed client and company funds (a big no-no) and diverted client funds as well.

According to the CME Group, the world's largest futures exchange, MF Global "isn’t in compliance with the rules of the exchange and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission."

CME Group head Craig Donohue said,
"While we are unable to determine the precise scope of the firm’s violation at this time, we are investigating the circumstances of the firm’s failure."

Now the Wall Street Journal reports, "Regulators still don't know where the customer funds went, who directed the move or how widespread the practice was, the official said. Regulators are still working to determine whether MF Global had a continuing problem with handling customer funds or if executives diverted funds as the company's financial situation deteriorated and grew more desperate, the official said."

For more details about what sent MF Global into this tailspin, check out Felix Salmon at Reuters. CNBC's John Carney wonders if MF Global's problems are a "canary in the coal mine." Corzine, who is one of President Obama's more prolific fundraisers, cheated death in 2007 after his NJ State SUV, driven by a state trooper, was in a crash—Corzine was not wearing a seatbelt, lost half his blood, fractured his left femur, and broke six ribs on each side, his sternum, collarbone, and a lower vertebrae."

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Didan notzach said...


An elderly widow claims father & son rabbis swooped down on her the day after her husband died & coerced her into signing over her multimillion-dollar Malibu home, and buying a $100,000 Torah, while deceptively promising "to support her financially for the rest of her life."

Maxine Coe sued Chabad of California, Levi Yitzchak Cunin & Boruch Shlomo Cunin, alleging financial abuse of an elder, fraud & misrepresentation, in Superior Court.

Coe, who was 82, says in Dec 2008, while her husband was gravely ill in the hospital, plaintiff had been in contact regarding having a rabbi visit for comfort & support, and for securing a final resting place for her husband upon death. Cunin & his father went to visit plaintiff.

Her husband died Jan 13, 2009. "Within one day after the death, while plaintiff was grieving, defendants Cunin offered to bury her husband at the Chabad burial plot in Running Springs & to support plaintiff financially for the rest of her life. In doing so, the defendants coerced plaintiff into signing documents by misrepresenting to plaintiff the nature of the documents, which included the total transfer of ownership of plaintiff's multimillion dollar family home in Malibu to Chabad, the appointment of Rabbi Mordechai Zev Nemtzov & subsequent appointment of Rabbi Yakov Baitelman as plaintiff's attorneys, and failure to carry out their promise that she would stay in the house & they would take care of all her needs & expenses. Defendants had not disclosed that she would no longer own the house, that she would still be responsible for taxes & upkeep & utilities, and that they would use plaintiff's bank account to pay for all her expenses without using their own funds to support plaintiff.

"In 2011, plaintiff began to receive notices from her bank that her checks had been returned for insufficient funds."

Coe says the rabbis also coerced plaintiff into purchasing a Torah which she did not need from defendants for $100,000 & into giving substantial sums of money to Chabad & other defendants.

In return, defendants provided nothing to plaintiff except a burial place.

"In addition, defendants moved individuals into the property without paying rent to plaintiff. This violated plaintiff's quiet enjoyment of the property & her privacy."

Coe seeks punitive damages & quiet title to her home.

She is represented by Sheldon Lodmer.

Shmarya groupie said...


A Washington federal judge approved the government-backed settlement that will provide $1.25 billion in relief to thousands of black farmers wronged by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman granted class certification and approved the settlement agreement that will compensate black farmers who say their race motivated USDA officials to deny them benefits and ignore their complaints.

Shmarya groupie said...


Very vichtig. I was wondering why Shmarya started reading the NY Times on Shabbos when he stopped being marbeh sedrah.

UOJ gets results said...


ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents, After Exposed as Players Behind Occupy Wall Street Protests


CEO Corzine steps down at MF Global

Former NJ governor Corzine steps down from collapsed MF Global, rejects $12M severance package

MF Global, said Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, Corzine has resigned as chairman and CEO and will decline payments from a severance package worth $12.1 million, including cash and benefits.

November 4, 2011, 1:48 pm EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- He set out to create a mini-Goldman Sachs. In the end, he built a mini-Lehman Brothers.

Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine's resignation Friday from the securities firm he led capped a week of high drama and swift failure.

RWisler said...

At least David Werdiger had some talent and sang beautifully. Too bad it wasn't passed on to the next generations.