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Thursday, August 17, 2017

From tears of departure to joy of arrival


Poland Spring Water a ‘colossal fraud,’ selling groundwater

 A group of bottled water drinkers has brought a class action lawsuit against the company behind Poland Spring, alleging that the Maine business has long deceived consumers by mislabeling common groundwater.
The lawsuit was filed in a Connecticut federal court on Tuesday and accuses Nestle Waters North America Inc. of a “colossal fraud perpetrated against American consumers.”
The civil suit was brought by 11 people from the Northeast who collectively spent thousands of dollars on Poland Spring brand water in recent years. It is seeking millions of dollars in damages for a nationwide class and appears to hinge on whether the sources of Poland Spring water meet the Food and Drug Administration’s definition of a spring.

The suit comes as the company, a subsidiary of the Swiss food giant Nestle, is looking to expand its operations in Maine.
In a statement, a Nestle Waters spokesperson said that its water meets all relevant federal and state regulations on the classification and collection of spring water and that the suit is “an obvious attempt to manipulate the legal system for personal gain.”
But the 325-page lawsuit, which was filed by lawyers from four firms, claims that none of the company’s Maine water sources meets the federal definition for spring water and that the company has “politically compromised” state regulators. Rather than spring water, Nestle Waters is actually purifying and bottling groundwater, some of which comes from sites near waste and garbage dumps, the suit claims.
For instance, the suit claims that the company’s wells in Poland, Maine, have never been scientifically proven to be connected to a spring and draw in surface water, which cannot legally be called spring water. It further alleges that the company has put water from some of these wells through a purification process that disqualifies it as spring water under federal regulations.
The suit makes similar claims about Poland Spring water sources in Hollis, Fryeburg, Denmark, Dallas Plantation, Pierce Pond Township and Kingfield.
“The claims made in the lawsuit are without merit,” said a spokesperson for Nestle Waters. “Poland Spring is 100 [percent] spring water.”

This is not the first time that Nestle Waters has faced such allegations. In 2003, it settled a class action lawsuit alleging that Poland Spring water doesn’t come from a spring. In that case, the company did not admit the allegation but reportedly agreed to pay about $10 million in discounts to consumers and charity contributions.
Poland Spring has gotten away with this deception, the suit claims, by co-opting state regulators and interweaving its interests with those of state government.
Since 1998 the company has generated millions of dollars for Maine through licensing agreements, and since 2003 it has had an executive on the governor-appointed body that oversees the state drinking-water regulation enforcement agency, the suit states.
The court complaint further says that the Maine Drinking Water Program scientist who approved many of the company’s spring water permits spent a decade working with this executive at a private engineering firm and that the agency failed to get independent proof of the springs’ existence.
The Maine Drinking Water Program did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Falsely labeling its product as pure spring water has allowed Nestle Waters to sell Poland Spring water at a premium, the suit states.
The 11 consumers who brought the legal action are seeking at least $5 million in monetary damages for a national class and several state subclasses. They requested a jury trial.
The lawyers who filed the suit did not respond to requests for comment.

Judge Judy Solves ownership of a dog "Shlomo Hamelech" Style




A 2012 clip from the Judge Judy show features two parties who claim to own the same dog named Baby Boy.
Judge Judy decides that the best way to determine the real owner is to bring the white poodle into the courtroom and let him loose so that he can choose his companion.

The defendant is a woman who says she bought the dog off of the street.
The plaintiff argues that the dog actually belonged to him.
The defendant tries to argue that the dog doesn't belong to the other man because a vet told her that the dog is a different age than the man says.


When the dog is brought into the courtroom Judge Judy says: 'Madame, listen to me carefully: Put the dog down! Put the dog down'.
When the dog is placed on the floor he immediately sprints over to the plaintiff. 
The defendant tries to justify it by saying that the dog 'does that with everyone' but the judge rules that Baby Boy has picked his parent.

ARAB TERRORIST IN BARCELONA .. Media prayed that Murderer be A Nazi ...... Disappointed that It's an Arab

Driss Oukabir (pictured) has been arrested by police

Van Slams Into Dozens Of People Near Kosher Restaurant; 13 Dead, 50 Injured


CNN Headline: 

"There Will Be Questions About Whether Barcelona Attack Was ‘Copycat’ of Charlottesville"

CNN comparing Barcelona attack to Charlottesville:

Liberal Anti-Trump CNN host Wolf Blitzer said Thursday there would be questions if the Barcelona terror attack involving a van crashing into a group of people was a "copycat" of what happened in Charlottesville, Va.
At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 were injured in Barcelona on Thursday when men rammed their van into a crowd of pedestrians at Las Ramblas, a popular tourism area in the city in northeastern Spain. 
CNN national security correspondent Jim Sciutto said the "shared tactics" of the attackers in both instances was "alarming."
"In light of the uproar of the last couple days, five days apart you have a white supremacist in Charlottesville use a vehicle to kill, and here you have attackers at least following the modus operandi of terrorists using vehicles apparently to kill as well, and those shared tactics should be alarming," Sciutto said.
So now CNN believes that the Barcelona attacker learned this from the Charlottesville attacker.... how sick and crazy is that?
Arabs have been plowing vans into innocent people for years!

At least 13 people have been killed and dozens injured after a van in Barcelona ploughed into pedestrians in a busy tourist street.

More than two hours later a man was shot dead after bursting through a roadblock in a Ford Focus, injuring two police officers.
Terror police have arrested a man, believed to be Driss Oukabir, a Catalan resident in his late 20s of Moroccan origin.

Oukabir had earlier rented one of the vans used in the deadly attack 15 miles from where the atrocity was committed, Spanish police say.
The suspect is being treated 'as a terrorist', police in Barcelona have confirmed.
Horrifying pictures and video emerging from the scene show armed police and paramedics rushing around Las Ramblas, a busy promenade in the centre of the city, as victims lie hurt in the street.
It remains unclear how many attackers were involved in the incident, which is being treated by police as a terror attack. 

Yitzchok Leib Ablinger Missing in Beit Shemesh


Zaka announces a search is underway this morning, Thursday, 25 Menachem Av, for avreich Yitzchak Leib Avlinger, 37, a resident of Nahar Yarden Street in Beit Shemesh.
Yitzchak, has been missing since Wednesday afternoon at 3:00PM. He suffers from psychiatric problems and there are fears for his safety.
Anyone with information is urged to call Zaka at 1220 (without the asterisk).

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The life of a Mother Who has 19 Children ...


Little 12 year old sings with her mouth closed

ספק קול אשה Warning

Torah Scholar Goes Off The Derech



This young man, a Talmud Chachim, who wrote a sefer in honor of his own wedding, left religion and became a cool guy.

This OTD business has now reached epic proportions, yet the Frum World refuses to address this issue.
See below how he makes kiddush for his OTD buddies! 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Facts About the Palestinians in Song


Litvishe guy sells Jewish Babies to Chareidim in US

Translated from Hebrew
Haim Aharon Yosefi—a well-known businessman and figure in the ultra-Orthodox world—trades in babies. He is a central figure in a network that allegedly takes young, pregnant Haredi women from Israel to the United States to give birth before giving the child away in an "adoption" arrangement for a fee.

In a series of meetings with undercover reporters from Ynet and Yedioth Ahronoth, Yosefi unwittingly provided a rare glimpse behind the curtain, openly divulging how he and his accomplices operate. He also revealed a string of other related activities including the distribution of pills to suppress sexual desire, forging identification documents and more.

Over the last few weeks, Ynet and Yedioth Ahronoth sent "Devorah Leah," a young Haredi woman with a cover story, to Yosefi. "I got pregnant by a married man, and I'm in trouble," Devorah told Yosefi.

During their meetings, Yosefi detailed the journey Devorah would have to endure until her baby is given to an adoptive family. He also offered her payment for the baby and even told her about previous "cases" he "handled."

"Let's say all the expenses concerning you are $50,000, and I'm getting $100,000. Maybe I'm making a profit off of you, but that also means I'm spending $50,000 on you. This is all very problematic and very sensitive. Just so you know, the law says whoever tries to lobby a woman to give her child up for adoption in exchange for favors can get 15 years in prison. It is very criminal," Yosefi told Devorah.

"If I tell you now, Devorah Leah, take $50,000 and I expect to get your fetus, that sounds fine. We are making what is called a fair deal. You get $50,000 and I get the fetus. It doesn't matter if I sell it for a million dollars, or I don't sell it at all. You make out alright for your part. Just know the law is very dangerous. Now I am saying, in principle, in general, I am with you."

The conversations with Yosefi open a window into what he himself calls the "industry" of baby trafficking, involving "a ton, a sea," of similar cases, as he confessed to Devorah.

The connections

Yosefi is a member of Degel HaTorah, the Lithuanian faction of the United Torah Judaism party. He has close ties to many prominent rabbis and is also welcome in many other Hassidic circles.

Approximately six months ago, Yosefi was arrested by police amid an investigation into document forging and providing fictitious exemptions to young ultra-Orthodox men attempting to avoid conscription into the IDF.

"If I tell you who I'm connected to, you'll be blown away," he told Devorah. "Officials in the Interior Ministry, the IDF, the police and different municipalities. I once had an arrangement with an official in the Interior Ministry where I would provide her with interest-free loans and she would help me in return."

Ynet and Yedioth Ahronoth learned of Yosefi's activities through testimony provided by "Esther," who recounted her experiences with him when her infant son was sold to a couple in the United States.

Photo: Shutterstock
Photo: Shutterstock

As the investigation progressed, more stories emerged and many of the details were confirmed by Yosefi himself in conversations with Devorah, which were also rife with remarks that bordered on sexual harassment.

Yosefi constantly shifts between the gray and criminal areas. For example, he expressed disappointment when Devorah supposedly approached a doctor through her local clinic for a pregnancy checkup.

"You weren't smart. From now on, never use your real name. I'm sending you to a private physician, and you can say your name is Ruth," he told her. "I've gone with other girls to the doctor as well. You pay and money has no smell. I come with you, put out NIS 500 or 900. I also make sure to give you an identity card with a fictitious number."

When Devorah told Yosefi the alleged father of her baby demanded proof she had an abortion, Yosefi suggested another criminal solution. "Now don't quote me, but you can play a very dangerous card and tell him 'I'm going to the police and telling them you raped me.' At that moment, he'll commit suicide. No one would believe a cute 21-year-old girl raped a 33-year-old man. They will believe you more than him."

Payment

Devorah's first meeting with Yosefi took place at a Jerusalem hotel, while her second and third meetings took place in the basement office of Lev Shomea, a branch of Lev L'Achim—a large ultra-Orthodox organization dedicated to religious education, religious counseling and more.

Yosefi labeled payments as "royalties." When asked about the precise nature of the royalties, he said, "Beyond the accommodations and flights, I provide you a gift of $10,000 or $20,000. It is criminal, but with God's help, I work very hard to make sure you get royalties too."

Yosefi then outlined the entire birthing process to Devorah, beginning with his accompanying her to the US and the birth itself.

When the time comes, according to Yosefi, he will organize a "host family" in the US, with whom she will live until the birth. "They do it as a good deed," said Yosefi. "They can clothe your body in money."

When asked if he already had a family lined up, Yosefi responded, "Today I know, there are many Haredi families in the world that cannot have children for all kinds of reasons. I have a few, but I have to decide what I want."


Yosefi then proceeded to emphasize to Devorah that he has competitors in the market. "There are all kinds of organizations. But this is very sensitive. I'm talking to you about honesty and fairness. I send you abroad whenever you want. Sometimes I ensure that others do it and sometimes I do it myself. We ensure a host family for you throughout the entire pregnancy and you receive close supervision," he told her.

It costs quite a bit of money. Do I have to work while I'm there in order to finance it?

"All expenses—clothing, makeup, medical insurance, the birth, doctors—you do not have to pay a shekel. If you go tomorrow, you have no expenses for the next six months."

Yosefi also offered additional bonuses, saying, "If you want, we can make efforts to give you some cosmetic treatment, a body design studio. I need to pamper you. This is all in the package. Trips, restaurants, fun. It will all be paid for."

Devorah then inquired about what to tell her parents when she needs to go to the United States and disappear for a period of time, to which Yosefi responded, "I can assist you with this too. I have a bag of excuses."

When Devorah asked about the mental state of girls who have undergone the process and the possibility of seeing the baby after birth, Yosefi responded, "Psychologically, it isn't good for you, because you connect with him. It may be that in your case we will need to organize psychological help."

'We will market you as well'

How can such an industry, involving so many people like Yosefi, exist for so long under the radar?

In the absence of sex education, quite a few ultra-Orthodox girls and women become pregnant, and since the Haredi community is intolerant of such cases, women are forced to find a solution.

Many women willingly cooperate and others believe if they just give birth away from their families and friends, they would be able to raise the child themselves, or at the very least, remain in contact with the child.

The conspiracy of silence has lasted for years because of how ultra-Orthodox society is structured. No one speaks, because they do not want their children boycotted or condemned. However, as soon as one story comes out, others find the courage to speak out as well.

Photo: Shutterstock
Photo: Shutterstock

Why is the process conducted in the United States and not in Israel? For two main reasons.

The first is to distance the wayward girl from the community in order to "protect" her, as it were. The second, and most significant, reason is that of legality.

According to Yosefi, in the US, such a practice is possible and even legal. Most of the girls sign adoption documents and payment is ostensibly transferred to them legally.
In their last meeting, Yosefi thought it prudent to explain something else. He is now marketing Devorah to families who are looking to adopt a child. "I am going to elevate you, to market you respectfully. I will market you morally. I am trying to do my job faithfully." 

Trump Strategy Works: North Korea backs off Guam missile threat

North Korea is backing off a threat to fire missiles at the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, according to a new report.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he had decided not to launch an attack, but warned he could change his mind.“If the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula and in its vicinity, testing the restraint of the DPRK [North Korea], the [North] will make an important decision as it already declared,” Kim said according to the country’s state media, as reported by The Wall Street Journal.
The statement could help reduce tensions in the region.
President Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric after North Korea carried out ballistic missile tests, warning the country that it would face “fire and fury” if it continued to threaten the U.S. and its allies.
North Korea responded by threatening an attack on Guam, saying an attack plan could be in place by mid-August.
Defense Secretary James Mattis on Monday warned Pyongyang that if a missile were to hit the U.S. territory that would be treated as an act of war.
“If they shoot at the United States, I’m assuming they hit the United States. If they do that, it’s game on,” he said.
North Korean media reportedly said Kim had made the decision not to fire missiles at Guam after being briefed by his top commanders.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rabbi Enjoying the Swiss Alps


Orthodox Rabbis denounce The Forward as "an embarrassment to Jewish journalism"


Dr. Joseph Frager and Morton Klein

The Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), a national organization representing hundreds of Orthodox Rabbis, today denounced The Forward newspaper as "an embarrassment to Jewish journalism" after it published a vitriolic piece by Steven Davidson claiming Morton Klein, Director of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) had views that were a "bigger threat" to Israel and Jews than Linda Sarsour and the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement.

"The public defamation of Morton Klein is a repugnant violation of Jewish law and evinces a gross disregard for Jewish values," said Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the CJV.

 "The Forward has a skewed agenda in which support for Israel and the Jewish people, to which Mort Klein has dedicated his life, is somehow a vice, while indulging our mortal enemies is somehow a virtue."

Rabbi Pesach Lerner, besides being a CJV Senior Rabbinic Fellow, is also the Executive Vice President Emeritus of the National Council of Young Israel and Co-Chairman of the American Friends of the International Young Israel Movement, Israel region. 

He writes that "I have known and worked with Mort Klein for over 25 years. He is one of the most hard working pro-Israel professionals I know. I am proud to call him a friend and a colleague."

"The Forward's Israel reporting displays a bias comparable to that of Al-Jazeera, and its coverage of Judaism is even worse," said Rabbi Yaakov Menken, Director of the CJV. 

"What is Jewish about slandering pro-Israel conservatives while minimizing the anti-Semitic views of Linda Sarsour? It is an embarrassment to Jewish journalism."

According to writer Liel Leibovitz, the Forward has published at least 40 articles attempting to tie Dr. Sebastian Gorka to the Nazis due to his membership in a Hungarian organization founded in the 1920s that, like the rest of Hungary, fell to Nazi control. 

Gorka's father risked his safety to protect Jews and was imprisoned by both the Nazis and the Communists, but this was of no interest to the Forward in its haste to pursue a narrative of demonization.
"The Forward is forcing us to choose sides," said Rabbi Menken. "Either Morton Klein and Dr. Gorka, or The Forward, are pro-Israel and [pro-]Jews. And the facts demand that we side with Klein and Gorka."

The Rabbis said that with the High Holy Days approaching, soul-searching at The Forward is overdue. "We are taught that G-d is always ready to accept sincere repentance when accompanied by true abandonment of past misdeeds," said Rabbi Lerner. "It is not too late for The Forward to turn over a new leaf, and demand accuracy and a modicum of fairness from those who contribute."

The Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), directed by prominent rabbinic leaders and representing hundreds of rabbis across North America, articulates an authentic Jewish perspective on current events, and promotes Jewish values through writing and teaching derived from traditional Jewish thought.

Monsey Jews protest 'anti-Semitic abuse' of 3-year-old boy

Members of the Jewish community in Monsey, New York are up in arms over the alleged mistreatment of a three-year-old haredi child who was reportedly thrown into the back of a police squad car after being left outside of his home.

The incident occurred last Friday afternoon when the three-and-a-half-year-old boy returned home from summer school to find that the doors of his home were locked and no one appeared to be home.

A non-Jewish neighbor witnessed the boy sitting outside of the front door, and notified police.

Before a police squad car arrived, another neighbor, a member of the haredi community, took the boy inside his home to wait for his parents to arrive.

When the police came, they spoke with the neighbor who had taken the child in to wait for his parents, then left the scene, leaving the child in the care of the neighbor.
Shortly thereafter, however, the officers returned, saying that they were obliged to take the child to a local police station to wait for his parents, and that they could not leave him in the neighbor’s custody.

Witnesses say that the child was frightened by the prospect of leaving his neighborhood with the officers, and that the officers threw the boy into the back of the squad car.
“The boy was thrown like a sack of potatoes into the car,” a witness said, Behadrei Haredim reported.

After waiting at the station for roughly an hour, a relative came to pick up the boy and take him home.

The boy’s family and witnesses claim the police mistreated the child, throwing him into the back of the police care with no apparent concern for his well-being, and that no steps were taken to calm the terrified boy, who was so frightened that he wet his pants during the drive to the station.
Outraged members of the local haredi community blasted the officers’ behavior, and organized a protest, at 4:00 p.m. local time Sunday.

“Dear Monsey residents,” organizers wrote in their announcement, “we all know what happened last Friday, when two officers dragged a three-and-a-half-year-old boy to a police car with no legal right! Dragged him from the house [of a neighbor] to a police car, with the child in shock [causing him] to wet himself in the police car. That is outrageous! This is absolutely anti-Semitic, they had no legal right to take a person from inside a home without a warrant or a court order!”


Omari Dahan 23 Stabbed to Death Because of Blocked Driveway


A family already shattered by previous tragedy is sadly mourning once again.
A 23-year-old Frum man was R”L stabbed to death by his neighbor after he had blocked the victims driveway, Sunday night / early Monday morning.
Sources say that two Orthodox Jewish brothers were stabbed outside their home located at 1261 East 73 Street in the Bergen-Beach section of Brooklyn.
Omari Dahan Z”L, 23, was stabbed in the chest at 11:30PM Sunday night, and was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Hospital. The (unnamed) brother was stabbed in the arm, and was in stable condition.
Police say the attacker had blocked their driveway, and after the brothers had honked their car horn for some time, the man walked out of his ex-wife’s home, and attacked the brothers.
Police said the attacker fled the scene in a gray Volkswagen Jetta. No arrests have been made.
Volunteers from the Misaskim organization have been on the scene for hours, and have volunteers placed at the hospital as well – working closely with the NYPD as well as the NYC Medical Examiner to ensure proper Kavod Hames.
In a sad twist to this story, it was previously reported in 2009 that the father and brother of today’s stabbing victim were both killed in a terrible accident at a waste transfer station in Queens.
Shlomo Dahan Z”L, 49, had died in a desperate attempt to rescue his 23-year-old son Harel Z”L from the deadly fumes of an 18-foot-deep cesspool at a Queens sewage plant where they were working.
A third man, Rene Francisco Rivas, was killed when he went after the elder Dahan.
Levaya information will be published when it becomes available.
Boruch Dayan HaEmmes…

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Frum New York Cop Makes Arrest And Yeshivah Boys Don't Protest and It's "Bein Hazmanim"





Satmar מקדש שם שמים Teaching Their Children to Curse Other Jews

"Askanim" now comparing Smartphone with the "Holocaust"!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Our frum society has become totally detached and isolated from reality! 

Some crazed lunatic by the name of Rabinowitz who has a phone chat that he calls "Koil Rabinowitz" is comparing the smartphones with Auschwich, the Nazi death camp.

In his ad for his sick phone chat, Herr Rabinowitz  has a depiction of the "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate ... with the words "Smartphone Macht Frei" !

It is obvious that this naive numbskull hasn't learned one thing about the atrocities that occurred in Auschwich! 

If any other ad agency would have used this depiction in their ads, we would all be up in arms to decry this mocking reference to the worst calamity to have befallen the Jewish people in its in entire history! 

Message to Obensfurer Rabinovitz: The murder of over 6 million Jewish souls should not be used to advance your very sick and deranged agenda.
Why don't you ask a Holocaust Survivor what he thinks of your brilliant ad? Hmmm?

Shlomo Carlebach Vintage Photos


Received from one of our readers JM



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Zionist Organization of America Analysis Determines McMaster Hostile to Trump, Calls for Reassignment

McMaster

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), the oldest pro-Israel group in the country, has completed its analysis of President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster’s behavior and determined him to be a threat to Trump’s agenda.

The organization, which is backed in large part by Trump ally GOP mega-donor and Israel defender Sheldon Adelson, is calling for President Trump at the very least to reassign McMaster to a different administration position where he can do no more harm to Israel and efforts to battle radical Islamic terrorism.
The analysis and recommendation from ZOA president Morton Klein was provided to Breitbart News exclusively ahead of its public release, and represents the first comprehensive connective tissue explaining the serious implications of McMaster’s troubling activities during his time as National Security Adviser. It is worth noting that throughout the below analysis, Klein cites several previous ZOA statements on McMaster that criticized him before–but now this has risen to the level where Klein and ZOA have lost confidence in McMaster altogether in the National Security Advisor position.
The analysis walks through how McMaster purged Trump loyalists who support Israel and are critical of Iran and radical Islamic terrorism from the National Security Council and installed people throughout the council who have problematic backgrounds that do not mesh with what President Trump believes and campaigned on. It also walks through McMaster’s positions on various issues like terrorism, Israel, and questionable parts of his background and decisions he made, such as clearing former President Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice.
Breitbart News is including the entire analysis here, broken up into various sections, starting with the opening headline and details of the analysis: