15 Dec Speak Your Vues
SPEAK YOUR VUES WITH THE VUES MASTER
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Dear Vues Master:
With the pandemic taking over our lives this year, it has been difficult for everyone. The pandemic in a variant number of ways has revealed people’s true colors on different issues. Many relationships have been made and some, unfortunately, destroyed. During this time, many policies from federal, state, and local governments have been made. A lot of the policies are sensible and others, ludicrous. The policy of closing down schools has been the biggest mistake of this time. In the United States as of December 2nd, 127 children between the ages of 0-17 have died from COVID, at the same time the death rate from pneumonia of the same age group this year is 407. A recent Duke University study concluded that the rate of children transmitting COVID to others is low. We need to follow the science, and this is what science is showing us. However, it isn’t helpful when politicians make policies and then are found to be breaking it themselves. Throughout this pandemic, Democrat politicians from the Speaker of the House to the governors of California, New York, and Michigan, to the mayors of Denver, Austin, Washington D.C., NYC, and Philadelphia were caught breaking their own COVID rules. All of them have one thing in common; they are all COVID rulebreakers!! They have a hobby to lecture Americans to “follow the science”, while at the same time close down schools, break their own rules and then scorn Americans for recent COVID outbreaks. Governor Cuomo for instance, at one point before realizing the hypocrisy, lectured New Yorkers to not have Thanksgiving with their families and then suggested that he was going to invite his 89-year-old mother for Thanksgiving. We need people to choose responsibly. Personal responsibility is the only way to mitigate COVID, not hypocritical moral lecturers or horrible policies!
Vues Master’s Note: Well we know where this comes from. Do as I say not do as I do! Liberals remind me of the communist party where there are two sets of rules, one for the regular people and one for the elite!
R’ ELEFANT KASHRUS QUESTION
In the questioning someone forgot he was in meaty status and made a bracha on dairy ice cream,the person was told to eat small amount of ice cream to avoid making a bracha in vain.With all due respect, the questioner might have opted to drink water which is usually available for SHEHAKOL. Perhaps,this should be stated.
Vues Master’s Note: It is not so simple to say that one should drink water as one did not have in mind to drink water when one made the Bracha so it would not help for a bracha levatalah.
Dear Vues Master:
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The website address is www.thetribeworkshub.org
Vues Master’s Note: We hope this will help someone.
Dear Vues Master:
We write to bring to your attention an ongoing issue plaguing our district for years, and growing worse with time. On many streets throughout our districts, the drainage system does not work at all. Improperly pitched streets and years of unmitigated clogging lead to unacceptable flooding during even the slightest rain. The resultant mess is not only unpleasant and unsightly; it causes damages for homeowners and poses a clear and present danger to pedestrian and drivers. Just this week, heavy rains led to massive flooding on numerous streets, making it impossible to navigate the area. The safety hazard this poses to children, seniors and individuals with disabilities is of great concern. The approaching winter weather will quickly turn rain and snow to dangerous black ice. While the drainage system throughout our districts is undoubtedly in dire need of updating, the most heavily affected areas must be addressed quickly. Community Boards 12 and 14 have repeatedly submitted lists of problem areas. Sewers and catch basins clogged with debris, litter and accumulated leaves and branches must be cleared to restore some level of proper function. Clearly, it would help to alleviate the flooding if storm drains and sewer grates were cleaned. These pooling and flooding issues require immediate attention. We are available to discuss the matter further and await your prompt response.
Vues Master’s Note: It probably has to do with global warming. Our sewage system is old and antiquated. We have not upgraded our infrastructure in years. We are busy feeding illegal aliens but can’t fix our own backyards.
Dear Vues Master:
Not everything is the Holocaust.
Vues Master’s Note: Try saying that to a person who survived the holocaust. What a moronic comment!
Dear Vues Master:
NYC investigating Brooklyn funeral that drew thousands amid COVID-19 pandemic with the mayor threatening Tuesday to shut the site down if another similar gathering occurs there.
Vues Master’s Note: I did not see anything about investigations into celebrations when Biden became President. Oh! I forgot that it is a moment in history like BLM. Yeah right let us try to see the way our crooked Mayor and Governor operate. Losers!
EVERYBODY DID IT IS A POOR EXCUSE
Dear Vues Master:
Every frustrated parent has at some point had to deal with a child who justified his misbehavior on the grounds that “everybody else was doing it.” That’s what one expects from a kindergartener. It’s not what one expects from a spokesman for America’s most prominent Holocaust museum, as a way of justifying President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s response to the Holocaust. We recently authored a widely-published essay documenting the fact that FDR and his administration pursued cordial, sometimes even friendly, relations with Nazi Germany during the 1930s. The actions by the president and his administration included welcoming Nazi warships to U.S. ports; allowing deceptive labeling on German imports to elude anti-Nazi boycotters; censoring anti-Nazi remarks by cabinet members; and refraining from publicly condemning the Hitler regime’s persecution of German Jews (from 1933 until late 1938). Our essay noted that none of this is mentioned in the exhibit on “Americans and the Holocaust” at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in Washington, D.C. None of the museum’s staff historians have disputed the accuracy of our essay. Instead, the museum issued this statement by its communications director: “The exhibition reveals how many segments of American society, not just the president, but also Congress, the State Department, the media, and the public knew about the persecution and murder of the Jews while it was happening but for the most part failed to respond.” In other words, don’t focus the blame on FDR, because everybody was doing it. We’ve encountered this peculiar line of argument before. When I (Stephen Norwood) delivered a lecture exposing American universities’ ties with Nazi Germany, later published in my book The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower (2009), defenders of Harvard and Columbia responded with the everybody-was-doing-it line. John T. Bethell, former editor of Harvard Magazine, falsely claimed that I have “really got it in for Harvard.” According to Bethell, “There was a lot of pretty tasteless stuff that went on then. There’s a lot of pretty tasteless stuff that goes on in the early 2000s.” Columbia University provost Alan Brinkley declared: “American interactions with Nazi Germany – financial, commercial, cultural, academic, and political — were extensive throughout the 1930s…If the events that Professor Norwood describes are examples of ‘collaboration,’ then the collaborators include many thousands of leaders and citizens of the United States, Britain, and many other nations.” Those are pretty weak arguments, to put it charitably. The “tasteless” cultivation of Nazi ties by Harvard in the 1930s hardly compares to whatever “tastelessness” was going on in America in the first decade of the 21st century. And if there were “thousands” of Americans who forged friendly relations with the Nazis, that hardly makes Columbia’s behavior acceptable. There are two significant problems with the “everybody was doing it” line. The first is that it’s immoral. Right and wrong should never be determined according to what other people are doing. You would think that would be obvious to the leaders of the U.S. Holocaust Museum, Harvard University, and Columbia University. The second problem is that it’s historically indefensible. “Congress, the State Department, the media, and the public” —the villains cited by the Holocaust Museum spokesman—were not equal actors alongside President Roosevelt in their knowledge of, or ability to respond to, news of the Holocaust. –Congress did not stop FDR from helping the Jews. Although most of Congress was anti-immigration in the 1930s and early 1940s, Roosevelt still could have admitted nearly 200,000 more Jewish refugees from 1933 to 1945 through unused quota places, without congressional approval or action. Moreover, when members of Congress, in late 1943, introduced a resolution to create a refugee rescue agency, the Roosevelt administration strongly opposed it. –The State Department did not stop FDR from helping the Jews. On the contrary, it was the State Department that enthusiastically implemented Roosevelt’s policy of downplaying news of the Holocaust, suppressing refugee immigration, and ignoring or obstructing opportunities for rescue. –The media did not stop FDR from helping the Jews. Roosevelt’s refugee policy was not based on media coverage. In fact, the administration was partly to blame for the media’s inadequate coverage of the mass murder of the Jews, because the president and his spokesmen, who set the tone that much of the news media followed, downplayed that news. —Nor was the American public to blame for FDR’s abandonment of the Jews. The public didn’t have the power to rescue Jews from the Nazis. Franklin D. Roosevelt, however, did have that power. As president, he had the ability to help Jewish refugees without undermining the war effort, and he had the moral responsibility to act against the murder of millions of innocent people, by taking steps that would not have affected the war effort, such as opening America’s doors to refugees or bombing the railways and bridges leading to Auschwitz (by U.S. planes that were already bombing adjacent targets). The taxpayer-funded U.S. Holocaust Museum should be telling the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, concerning Roosevelt’s abandonment of the Jews—not minimizing FDR’s responsibility by resorting to childish excuses about how everybody else was abandoning them, too.
Vues Master’s Note: As someone wrote earlier not everything is the holocaust. What a shame that these people would let history repeat itself!
Dear Vues Master:
You gotta love Israel. These Zionist do it right. If you can’t come to agreement, just go for new elections time and time again
Vues Master’s Note: At least there is no complaints about stolen elections!
Dear Vues Master:
Benny Gantz is an attention seeking leftist that will destroy the county in pursuit of his own political career. Go Bibi!
Vues Master’s Note: As are all politicians in the Knesset. Just have their own kovod in mind.
Dear Vues Master:
Can someone please solve the following problem for me: There is absolutely no news station to listen to. If you listen to Fox and any other right wing/conservative station, all you hear all day is fraud fraud fraud. And if you listen to CNN and any other left wing liberal station they deny that there was any fraud and they won’t even talk about it. It’s undeniable that there was fraud in this election. The AG said that there is no way that with so many states rolling out mass mail in voting there won’t be any fraud. The question is, was there enough fraud to tip the election and swing it in Trump’s favor and/or was there mass scale organized fraud because that would also constitute an assault on our democracy. So for news stations to be busy with silly circumstantial evidence that one person who claims not to have voted and still found that a ballot with her name on it was cast is meaningless. While an allegation of a truckload of ballots being shipped in from N.Y. to a swing state is a bombshell that deserves to be covered and yes, scrutinized.
Vues Master’s Note: There are enough conspiracy theories being thrown around. The mainstream media made up their mind don’t try to bring in facts.
Dear Vues Master:
Please, just wear a mask. It’s just for a few short months. I know it might be uncomfortable but the consequences of the alternative are unfathomable. Has anyone not seen Dr. Fauci’s dire warnings of what is yet to come. You have to blind not to see the writing on the wall. Please yiden have rachmunes and just follow the CDC’s guidelines for once and for all.
Vues Master’s Note: Why should we as Biden is coming out with a mandate to wear masks despite the fact the vaccines are being rolled out. We will never stop wearing masks the rate we are going!
Dear Vues Master:
California sent out an Emergency Alert earlier this week to everyone’s cell phone to advise residents there is now a stay at home order in place. They are slowly but surely striping away any privacy and rights from people that still exist. It’s just sickening. N.Y. will follow suit shortly. It’s just sick.
Vues Master’s Note: Yes! Governor Fascist Cuomo and Mayor Nazi DeBlas are looking to shut down NY again and again make everyone depend on the Government. No one will be able to pay taxes so the Govt. will seize our homes etc. Like in Communist Russia!
ZIONIST LEFT PARTY
Dear Vues Master:
As a proud leftist Zionist, I applauded the news that MK Gideon Sa’ar is expected to announce that he’s leaving Likud to set up a new party. There finally is hope to take back our beloved Israel from the hands of crooked conniving Bibi Netanyahu. He parades around as a global politician and as Israel’s saviour. While all he is a shtinken self promoting politician like the rest of ‘em. He has no problem forcing the country to the polls for the 4th time in under 2 years because he can’t actually keep his coalition agreement and let Benny Gantz be PM when it’s his turn.
Vues Master’s Note: Be careful what you wish for. We can send you DeBLasio and Cuomo if you wish. You think they are left enough! If not take AOC and put her in the Arab party!
Dear Vues Master:
Efficacy/Transmission None of the covid vaccine trials were designed to detect a reduction in any serious outcome such as hospital admissions, intensive care or deaths, nor have the trials shown if they can stop transmission of the virus from a vaccinated person to someone else. Policy decisions around the globe are being made based on inherently biased press releases from Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer, stating their safety data and efficacy rates. (Data on Phase III trials have not been published in peer-reviewed journals.) Efficacy in lab conditions does not always equal effectiveness in the real world. Efficacy trials can overestimate a vaccine’s impact in practice and not reveal possible safety issues in individuals with health issues or on certain medications. The vaccines’ efficacy figures announced to the world were based on only a tiny fraction of clinical trial participants – e.g.,196 people for Moderna;170 people for Pfizer. Further, AstraZeneca’s efficacy rates were based on shaky science. PCR tests in clinical trials Ex-Pfizer executive Dr. Yeadon and other scientists have questions about the safety of covid vaccines and the validity of PCR tests (some done at high thresholds) to determine true infection in trial participants. They have petitioned the European Medicine Agency to stop vaccination studies until the matter is resolved. A US pathologist has the same concern about the Pfizer vaccine’s efficacy and has petitioned the FDA to stop vaccination studies as well until the matter is resolved. The inventor of the PCR test, Kary Mullis, stated, “With PCR if you do it well, you can find almost anything in anybody… It doesn’t tell you that you are sick.” Dr. Fauci stated that with a cycle threshold of 36 or more, “It is dead nucleotides.” Dr. Thomas Cowan stated, “You cannot use a surrogate test [PCR] to prove anything, and that is what is happening with these tests.” Fertility The vaccine has not been tested on pregnant women (or nursing mothers). Women were told not to become pregnant for a certain amount of time after they got the vaccine, e.g., Moderna – three months after the second dose. Most vaccines have not been tested for the short-term or long-term impact on fertility. Possible Risks The covid vaccine is the fastest-tracked vaccine in history. When vaccines were rushed into development in 1976 and 2009 for swine flu outbreaks, they resulted in death, brain damage, and serious life-long injury like Guillain-Barré syndrome. Numerous volunteer deaths and injuries were reported during the trial period of covid vaccines. Pfizer just released their data on their clinical trials (12/8/20). The FDA has a (draft) working list of over twenty “possible adverse event outcomes” from the vaccine, including autoimmune disorders, encephalitis, anaphylaxis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, convulsions/seizures, stroke, heart attacks and death. The United Kingdom anticipates 50,000 and 100,000 adverse drug reactions (ADR) for every 100 million doses, at two doses per person. A software company has been hired to use artificial intelligence to handle the high volume of expected ADRs because their current system will not be adequate to handle the deluge. Some of the covid vaccines use a technology (mRNA) that has never before been licensed for use in a vaccine in the United States. Thus, long-term effects are unknown. AstraZeneca uses Human Embryonic Kidney (HEK) 293 TREX cells to produce its covid vaccine, a tumorigenic cell line originally derived from aborted fetal kidney cells taken from a female fetus (not lung tissue from a male). Serious issues may arise when vaccines are made from tumorigenic (tumorcausing) cell lines. Covid vaccines may cause the recipient to develop a more severe case of the disease. and some doctors raised concern that trial participants were not properly notified about this risk. Liability As with all other vaccines, the manufacturers of the covid vaccine will have no financial liability. Recipients who get injured will have little recourse. The government compensation court (CICP) that will be used for any covid vaccine damage or death claims (instead of the VICP used for most other vaccines) will be inadequate according to many lawyers. Pfizer is one of the leading culprits in regard to pharmaceutical industry criminal and civil penalties paid to state or federal governments. Hesitancy Currently, about 42% of Americans do not want to take the vaccine when it first comes out. Only 17% of doctors and 11% of nurses are willing to use or order the fast-tracked vaccine if the FDA approves it before all clinical trials are completed (Emergency Use Authorization). Pfizer and Moderna have already filed for FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization for its vaccines (approval before all clinical trials are completed and before the vaccine is licensed) and Astra- Zeneca will be doing the same soon. Children To date, severe disease, hospitalization and death is uncommon in children who have covid, and they rarely show any symptoms if infected. Children who receive Moderna’s or Pfizer’s vaccines may experience “significantly noticeable” side effects (including fever, body aches, chills, headaches, and exhaustion lasting up to a day and a half), as occurred in 10%-15% of the clinical trial recipients. Pfizer’s covid vaccine was never tested on children under twelve years of age . AstraZeneca’s covid vaccine was never tested on children under the age of eighteen. Moderna just announced (12/3/20) that they are going to start testing the vaccine now on children ages twelve to seventeen. Legislation Here is a proposed bill to mandate the covid vaccine for all NYS residents if “public health officials determine that residents of the state are not developing sufficient immunity from Covid-19.” https://www. nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/A11179 The New York State Bar Association already passed a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination recommendation. Other states will likely follow. CDC COVID-19 Survival Rates as of August 8, 2020 Age 0-19 — 99.997% Age 20-49 — 99.98% Age 50-69 — 99.5% Age 70+ — 94.6% Out of an abundance of caution, an individual should consult a knowledgeable posek who has researched this new vaccine’s possible benefits vs possible risks before he or she decides to take the vaccine (or suggest or mandate it for others). V
ues Master’s Note:
You are not an anti vaxxer by any chance? If you are just anti this vaccine I can listen to you but if you are anti all vaccines I can not listen to you. Then you are a fear monger the same way our politicians were with covid for children.