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Re: Family races to help 2 sons who could die of rare disease by age 10 They are close to 1.2m but need 1.5m. They also are finally able to release details:

The cost? A whopping minimum $1.2 million to allow renowned neuroscientist Dr. Paola Leone, director of the Cell and Gene Therapy Center at Rowan University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in New Jersey and her team to finish developing the cutting-edge therapy. “The hope is that they will lead full, functional lives,” says Leone, whose gene therapy has already proven successful in mice.

In the potentially life-saving clinical trial, Benny, Josh and other children will undergo a surgical procedure to have a genetically-engineered virus injected into their brains to help them produce normal white matter which they need to regain motor function.

“We have an expectation that the therapy will make a real difference in the lives of these kids,” says renowned neurologist Dr. Christopher Janson of the University of Illinois at Chicago who will direct the team performing the surgeries.

Their state-of-the-art research can also help find a cure for other diseases including ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

June 26, 2018, 06:39:06 PM
Re: The *OFFICIAL* UPS Thread
February 15, 2016 at 5:03 am

There used to be something called ups method discussed on dansdeals where ppl were able to easily meet spending requirement for Amex platinum in a few swipes on a credit card machine on ups trucks. No one would discuss details. I wonder if this is it.

June 28, 2018, 04:25:52 PM
Re: JJ1000's 10,000 Post Featuring, A day in the life of Dan, Giveaway, & More First off, I contribute more to popcorn thread than to wine thread.

July 09, 2018, 12:54:42 PM
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July 17, 2018, 02:48:40 PM
Re: Charles Tyrwhitt Master Thread Anything better than 20% off? comes out as $160 or each at 40.. ugh
August 08, 2018, 06:15:05 PM
HELP!! MICE!! Arab rockets in gush katif ? meh... arab terrorists in chevron? blah... mice in miami?! HELP!!

How this happened im not sure, one theory is that when my building was repairing the ceiling, they left it open and mice came in.. either way, starting saturday night, I saw a mouse in the kitchen and the bedroom. First I borrowed glue traps from neighbor ad put all over.. in middle of the night (I slept on couch.. i'm  a wuss) I checked my room amd rawr i saw a mouse run, in morning I saw the glue trap moved....

Sunday, one mouse got caught in the kitchen in the glue.. kabam! GONE

We searched my bedroom, no mice.. Then later in the kitchen I saw a big a$$ mouse.

Ok, got 2 good 'ol mouse traps loaded with peanut butter, got other traps, left the glue and got out.. got steel wool and plugged holes.

Checked my room tonight and saw a sucker run.. found him hidding in night stand.. missed that spot the first time.. I froze, he ran!! he won for now

ok i'm scared!!  im burning some points and hitting up hotel yalla.. my exterminator cant come till tuesday. Any ideas or just stay away till then??

August 26, 2018, 11:27:43 PM
Re: Yom Kippur Davening I hate fasting.. even something minor like tzom gedalia. but I confess that Yom Kippur is my favorite holiday. I love the swell of emotion, uplifting prayers, supplications and beseeching. No concert number can begin to pale in comparison to the prayers and activities of Yom Kippur.

Where do I start ? For one, the machzor packs in so much you barely have a minute to absorb anything. It's all raw emotion.

Some of the prayers are the most passionate pleading of any written work of history.  One example if the chazan's shacharit repetition.

This day it is written    הַיּוֹם יִכָּתֵב

בְּסֵֽפֶר הַזִּכְרוֹנוֹת.

in the Book of Remembrance,

הַחַיִּים וְהַמָּֽוֶת.

[who is for] life and [who for] death.

אָֽנָא כַּנָּה. עֽוּרִי נָא.

Please, [Yisrael, who is God's] vineyard, awake!

הִתְעוֹרְרִי נָא. עִמְדִי נָא.

Rouse yourselves and stand [in prayer]

הִתְיַצְּבִי נָא. קֽוּמִי נָא. חַלִּי נָא.

strengthen yourselves, rise up, plead,

בְּעַד הַנֶּֽפֶשׁ חֲנִי נָא.

for the sake of [your] soul, plead,

פְּנֵי דַר עֶלְיוֹן:

plead to Him Who dwells on high.

We humans are fickle. We fear silly things and shrug off real danger's. Sometimes we may have to remind ourselves to pay a bill or we will be evicted, or really do not do that to your boss or you will be fired and yes 9000 feet elevation is scary so please be careful!

And behold it's the 10th day of tishrey. We know this because the calendar says so, because everyone is in the synagogue..

This is the day!! Wake me up God!! Wake yourself up!

Make no mistake, the prayers are well orchestrated! They built up to the greatest climax never matched in any cinema setting.

The Torah reading describes Yom Kippur. Then comes the avoda. The avoda was intended to place us in the beit hamikdash. To connect us to the services.  Lifney hashem titaharu! In potraits of incredible heights we are given a front seat view to the kohen gadol and the nation.

How can one not be overwhelmed and swept up by this ?!? How can one not feel themselves in the mikdash as the high priest proclaimed the mighty and beloved name of the holy one blessed be he.. and the whole nation including you kneels and bows !!

For me, the prayer of the high priest is most prounonced.. financial indepence, no miscarriage, the house of David should not pass.

And so I pray . Shnas Ora, shnas bracha etc..

But what if every day was yom Kippur.. what if every day I could muster such incredible emotions, such highs! Such fear and joy.. such belief and sober reality that today matters!! That today would affect my destiny and that of the nation of Israel

If only I would awake each day with awe and Joy. Ready to wage battle, to change, to improve, to be better..

But I don't, I wake each morning to the drone of life.. knowing that today is a stepping stone to tomorrow.. and today will fade like yesterday.. as life fades away.

I try to pray with emotion but it escapes me.. there's no "Ana slach na, mechol na, kaper na.. "

But maybe that's what life is about.. fireworks last a few minutes or hours and life resumes.

At the end of neilah we say shema yisrael. One is supposed to say it as if he's ready right now to give his life Al kiddush hashem. So over the years I thought in the sense that if someone is going to kill me right now ,I'm ready to die al Kiddush hashem.  It doesn't really work because bh we have great security in the shull.. who is going to kill me ?!? Besides I lived in gush katif, Chevron and Jerusalem, I'm not scared to die al Kiddush hashem. I thought of what Rabbi soloveitchik said regarding the akeida, God doesn't want human sacrifices - he wants humans to sacrifice themselves. So, if the holy one blessed be he came to me during neilah and said "sacrifice your life Al kiddush hashem! Dedicate the rest of your life to doing my work!" Will I say yes! Or will I ask God how much it pays?!?

Well, that's a lot to think about!

I didn't keep track of times, but it was a good yk!

October 03, 2018, 10:20:40 PM
Re: Parkland, FL 2/14/18 School Shooting, 17 Killed (Another mass shooting!)
...and this is based on what?

Based on the many people who saved their lives because they be had guns abd defended themselves against murder or rape etc

October 04, 2018, 11:50:39 AM
Re: Parkland, FL 2/14/18 School Shooting, 17 Killed (Another mass shooting!)
...and how many lost their lives or that doesn't matter?
So you believe if guns were banned we would have more murders?

Your moral compass is so screwed you have me worried if you have any human feelings.

Your logic dictates in banning guns would prevent killings or at least lessen them.

On a realistic real life fact, that isn't true. The murders in Chicago while even if banning guns might have made those guns harder to aquire, would in no way stop gun aquisituon and murder. Home made guns and smuggled guns would take over.

Increases in stabbing, car ramming etc would also make up.

Now, what you instead do, is deprive law abiding citizens their God given and constitutional affirmed rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Why ? Because you moral compass dictates so! So because some criminal's used guns, there for disarm the law abiding masses and throw them prey to the animals.

But an analysis of five years' worth of stats collected by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey puts the number much, much lower — about 67,740 times a year. Guns used in self defense

Versus 8342 criminal homicides.

How many lives we're saved ? Dunno, maybe 5000 maybe 250,000?
How many of those 8342 would have been killed with an alternative weapon if no guns ? Dunno

I'm going with the 67,000 numbers because it's my God given right and duty to defend myself, my heart mourns for senseless murders, it's time we bring God, morality, the seven noahide laws and the value of human life back into the national debate.

October 04, 2018, 12:49:34 PM
Re: Parkland, FL 2/14/18 School Shooting, 17 Killed (Another mass shooting!)
I never said such things. If guns cause more deaths then they save you to need rethink things.

You might feel secure with owning a gun but it is a false sense of security. We have examples of that every day in Chicago. No matter how many guns you or I own we will never be safe because of them.

So then tackle inner-city education.. why should guns be banned in Florida because you have violence in Chicago?

October 04, 2018, 02:40:30 PM