Russia Slams George W. Bush

Saw this on a DC bus this morning:

"This is what happens when there's no second opinion."

Draw your own conclusions.

12 things to do before Passover

12 things to do before Passover

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Passover begins on Friday, April 3rd

Dear Christine,

As we approach the holiday of Pesach, we think of all the laws, customs and traditions associated with the holiday, and what this holiday represents to us personally and as a People.

Please join us at our annual communal seders this Friday night and Saturday night, and take advantage of our Passover-related services and events. Click here to access our Passover Webpage.

You can find more information about the holiday below.

1. Clean Your House
Clean your home so it won't have any chametz in it before Passover.
2. Search
Search the house with a candle on Thursday night, April 2. Then burn what you find on Friday morning.
3. Buy and Sell
Sell any chametz you want to keep for after Passover. Buy handmade shmura matzah for your seder table.
4. Make Your Seder Reservation
Celebrate Passover with family and friends. Join our local communal Chabad seder.
We will be hosting both first and second night seders.  Reservations required.
5. Or Make Your Own
Your seder table won't be complete without great Passover delicacies. (And don't forget the Seder Plate ingredients!)
6. Give To The Poor
The Haggadah begins with "Whomever is Hungry Come and Eat".  Share with others and give them the opportunity to celebrate Passover as well.  Give food to the needy.  Give charity to Chabad and we will be distributing food and money before Yom Tov.
7. Know What To Expect At The Seder
Learn the ins and outs of the seder night and have the children practice the four questions.
8. Involve the Kids
Kids are the highlight of the seder. Help them get ready with games, videos and crafts.
9. Brush Up on Passover
Review the basics of the meaning and rituals of Passover.
10. Be Inspired
Watch a talk from the Rebbe about Passover. Be sure to share the inspiration with others.
11. Send Passover Greeting Cards
Share your warm wishes for a Happy and Liberating Pesach with family and friends.
12. Get liberated!
In the end, don't forget that the inner message of this holiday is to attain true liberty in body and soul, allowing us to rise above our inner limitations.

Rabbi Zalman & Nechama Dina Carlebach
Chabad of Downtown S. Diego

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My iPhone is Possessed Part 2

Wow. My iPhone really did it this time. It dialed someone on Friday and then sent a text message that I will call them later.

I can't be the only person this is happening to.

The next step is contacting T-Mobile and Apple to ask how this is happening, I guess.


Again with Starbucks Latte

Here it is. I went back and asked for mirror the denser foam and was told that this is the way it came out. He offered to do it again but I declined, because the barista can't even tell the difference himself.


Crazy Pilots

"Crazy pilots" is a new thing. We didn't have these problems before.

We can argue about the merits of strongly locked doors to the cockpit. Obviously, locked cockpit doors would have prevented the 9-11 hijackers from succeeding. Or, they would have found another way to use a jetliner as a missile.

The locking mechanism to the cockpit is really not the issue.

Clearly, people with mental problems are being permitted to fly planes. Or rather, people with issues are not being permitted to take medicine, since pilots can't take Ritalin, Celexa, etc.

Along with the spate of violent cop incidents, the question must be: what has changed?

We are getting a different result: crazy mass-murdering pilots. What has changed in the pilot-choosing system, or the pilot-vetting system, that we are getting these results?

The stories are terrible and frightening. Flying is scary for me on a good day.

There used to be three people in the cockpit. A Navigator would be in there with the pilot and copilot. That position has been eliminated in commercial flights as unnecessary and expensive.

Maybe it's time to rethink that.


Starbucks Quality Slide

Look at this photo. The foam on top of my latte is flat.

I spend too much money for a latte to not get the fluffy milk foam I pay for.

And, yes, a person can complain and ask for another latte. But who wants to do that? Looking into the young, earnest coffee-preparer's face and complain? Can't do it.

Judge for yourself. Am I wrong? Is this how the milk foam is supposed to look?