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Bill of Rights
Yaacov Apelbaum

Only the Racially Pure Need Apply

On February 20, 1939, over 20,000 American supporters of the Nazi party packed Madison Square Garden in New York City. They anxiously awaited the appearance of Fritz Julius Kuhn, the newly anointed American Führer of the German-American Bund. The event took place two days before George Washington’s birthday and a 30-foot-high portrait of the first president (who was described by Fritz as the first Fascist) hung behind the podium along with Nazi flags and swastikas.

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Management
Yaacov Apelbaum

Drinking on the Job and Other Vices

Hobbes observed that life under the rule of the mob is “nasty, brutish, and short”. Similarly, life in a startup modeling itself after a society such as the “Lord of the Flies” is wretched and hardly short enough.

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Festival of Lights
Yaacov Apelbaum

Let There Be Light

When I first watched the clip, I really thought that it was another Borat promotional, but after a few seconds, I realized that it was actually the real thing. Many men were in suits, moms, dads and grandparents were there with their young kids in tow, clearly, not a lynch mob wielding pitch forks. At least not judging from the dress code.

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confidence artist
Yaacov Apelbaum

Windows Live Credit Card Phishing

In many cases, the objective of phishing is to just recover your webmail credentials since the resale value of a legitimate web mail account on the black market can be as high as $2-$3—twice the amount one can get for a stolen credit card number.

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Banking
Yaacov Apelbaum

Mortgage Refinancing Shysters II

Now, I don’t know about most people, but I certainly don’t spend my free time posting positive comments on blogs trying to sway other readers to believe that allegations of fraudulent or contentious services are unfounded.

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Banking
Yaacov Apelbaum

The Financial Advisor

He’s a natural, standing out at every public gathering—in the fitness club, on the golf course, at church and synagogue. He is jovial and funny, the toast of the party, a real screamer. Always the first to introduce himself, reaching across the room with a friendly and firm handshake.

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