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#Scarjo’s Super Bowl, Haaretz’s SodaStream

Personally, I didn’t like #scarjo’s SodaStream ad during the Super Bowl. I thought that it didn’t come close to living up to the hype. I preferred Bob Dylan’s Chrysler/Detroit ad much more. Ok, I am from Detroit.

The SodaStream ad was boring and forgettable. Nonetheless, the #bds and #notbuyingit folks are decrying the objectification of women they claim the ad panders to. Compared to the history of ads exploiting women during the Super Bowl this hardly registered. In fact, I think that the only redeeming part of the ad is that it poked fun at the those who try to make something viral by objectifying women. Or at least that was my take on it, others may disagree.

Notwithstanding this, the #notbuyingit Israel boycotters are grabbing for anything now – sexism included – because more and more article are surfacing discounting their lies about @sodastreamusa.

Israel’s left-wing newspaper Haaretz has published a piece chronicling all the good about SodaStream. One might expect that the hate bubbling would die down. Hardly. #notbuyingit tweeters have gone on a full scale assault on #scarjo and @sodastreamusa. They continue to obfuscate the truth preferring incendiary accusations.

SodaStream, by the accounts of the recent Haaretz article, keep their Palestinian and Jewish workers happy. #scarjo knows this. Everyone knows this. And bad for the BDS’ers, the recent controversy they have caused w

ill help the company sell more units.

I just hope that #scarjo’s advisors realize that millions of more people love Israel, and support her, than are critical of her choice to rep @sodastreamusa. She can weather the storm of these ideological and pathological Israel haters, and focus instead on the vast majority of Americans that think Israel is a moral country under impossible circumstances.

Americans by a vast margin support Israel – and will therefore support their #scarjo.

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Moshav feat. MATISYAHU to Headline Jewlicious X

The Moshav Band feat. MATISYAHU epic combination reunion will be this year’s headline act at our 10th Annual Jewlicious Festival! They rocked Jewlicious 6 and the 1st Annual Night of Unity. They are back together for our 10th. (Can you believe this – ten years???)

If you have never been to this totally Jewlicious weekend, its a combination of a conference, sleepover shabbaton, mini-music fest, and all around great winter weekender with hundreds of other Jewish young adults on a historic ship the RMS Queen Mary, docked in Long Beach harbor with ocean views and breezes.

Matisyahu will also be joining Jewlicious for the entire Shabbos.

Great other performers and speakers are booked and will be announced shortly.

Don’t miss this chance to buy your ticket packages before the prices go up on Feb. 1st! Prices from $121 for hotel, food, programming for 3 days and 2 nights. Really.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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Jewlicious Festival X, Feb. 28 – Mar. 2, 2014

The Jewish Weekender is back for our 10th Year. What to expect? #jfx #2nights #3days #onaboat #allmeals #music #speakers #24hrlounge #parties #kiddushwine #challah #kabbala #DJs #yoga #unity #shabbat #veganfriendly #oceanviews #celebs #games #cholent #pluralism #swag #ashkenaphardisian #madfun #andmuchmore. Weekend packages with hotel from $121.

The Festival over the years has become a right of passage for many young Jews in SoCal. It unites Jews of all backgrounds and persuasions in a beautiful mix of harmony and challah. Jewish identity is explored, ideas are exchanged, stereotypes are smashed, and we all feel that we have gained much more than we had planned.

As always we only serve Glatt Kosher food, and the event is totally Shabbat Friendly. We are grateful to our patrons: Deanna and Allen Alevy, Barbara and Ray Alpert, Liz and Jim Breslaur. The Festival is produced by JConnect in collaboration with Jewlicious.com, Long Beach Hillel, SoCal Jewish Student Services, and Pico Shul.

For all details make sure to check JewliciousX.com

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Budget Trucks Almost Killed me and all I got was This Letter

Screen Shot 2013-10-01 at 1.47.20 PMIn response to renting me a truck that almost got me killed, I received the following email today from Budget. Perhaps the worst email from a customer service agent I have ever received in response to serious complaint. I actually feel bad for Adrianne Agent 32537 that she works at a company that doesn’t care for their customers and has to send letters such as these. It must be horrible to work for Budget and be forced to lie and defraud customers. I have included a link to the complaint below:

Dear Mr Bookstein ,

Thank you for contacting Budget Truck Customer Service.

We extend our most sincere apologies for any inconvenience you have been caused and we can certainly understand your frustration. We are sorry to learn your recent experience with a Budget licensee has not met the usual high standards our customers have come to expect and deserve.

Unfortunately, we are unable to compensate on a rental that did not take place with Budget Truck. [Even though i rented it through your site] You would need to contact the licensees’ you
picked up from. They handle all of their issues on their own, because the truck that was rented was not a truck owned by Budget Truck but by the licensee. We apologize for any confusion this may cause.

Regards,
Adrianne
Agent 32537

Budget Truck Customer Service Team
avisbudgetgroup
4500 South 129th East Avenue, Tulsa , OK 74134
Tel: (800) 462-8343 (Option 1,3)
Fax: (303) 824-3087
Email: btr-customerservice@avisbudget.com
Web: www.budgettruck.com
P Consider the environment. Please do not print this e-mail unless you really need to.

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