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Credit Cards / Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« on: June 01, 2020, 11:56:09 PM »
American Express wouldn't give me anything for the business platinum so I close the card I was wondering if I should try calling back and see if they would give me of attention or wave the fee for reopening it as it's been less than 90 days?

I'm going to try my other cards

Just Shmooze / Re: Are you allowed to shoot looters?
« on: June 01, 2020, 11:47:38 PM »
You can shoot looters. Basically if they are attacking your store and in that sense they are attacking you then you can defend yourself. That would be under stand your ground law in FL.


Just Shmooze / Re: Do you wish it would be easier to get a gun?
« on: June 01, 2020, 02:32:19 PM »
In NY besides for being liberal. My position has always been that the police want to be the ones In control.

Hence they are the only armed ones and can justify so much man power and $

I'm not sure if I'm going to go but these are the protocols here

We are happy to inform you that B'ezras Hashem, we will be opening the Shul for Phase 1 starting Shavuous. There will be another email regarding Minyanim for after Shavuous.

The mandated guidelines that we must follow to begin reopening in a responsible and safe fashion, without unnecessary risk to ourselves and the community, must be stringently adhered to for the immediate future, until such a time that we will be able to slowly and effectively relax the restrictions accordingly. In addition, as we discussed, this is all in the spirit of Pikuach Nefesh.

Below is a list of the regulations that have been formulated by our physicians and community leaders.

It is understandable that everyone has different opinions and levels of adherence in their homes, however, we ask that you respect the standards that we are setting forth with regards to the safety of the community. Anyone who cannot respect the rules, we kindly ask that you stay home.

We will be having a number of Minyanim to be able to accommodate most of our community. Since we will have limited attendance capacity during each Minyan due to the required social distancing, pre-registration is mandatory and will be only for regular attendees. Anyone who is not registered, will be denied entry.


1. No one should come to Shul if they have any of the following conditions:
    a. Unwell - even slightly (fever, coughing, shortness of breath, sore throat, or sniffling)
    b. Anyone that has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days is a possible carrier
    c. Anyone who is experiencing loss of taste or smell (potential symptoms of COVID-19)
    d. Anyone who has traveled in the last 14 days
    e. Anyone who has any underlying health issues that puts him at greater risk (e.g. heart disease, diabetes, immune-compromised, respiratory issues, obesity, etc.)
    f. Adults over 65 - this group has shown the greatest susceptibility to the virus. Please consult your physician to ensure that it is prudent and advisable for you to attend. Your health and safety are of paramount importance.
2. While in Shul, masks MUST be worn at all times. No exceptions. As supplies are limited, please bring your own mask.
3. Everyone must disinfect their hands before entering Shul, using the hand sanitizers provided.
4. Everyone must bring their own Tallis and Siddur to Shul, to limit cross-contamination.
5. While in Shul, everyone needs to maintain a 10-foot distance from anyone not part of their quarantined family. We will arrange the seats to ensure that this is complied with.
6. Children under Bar/Bat Mitzvah are not permitted in Shul at this time.
7. No Kiddushim will be held.
8. No food or drink of any kind may be brought into the Shul.
9. No congregating outside before or after Davening.

Please understand that while we are reopening the Shul, this does NOT compel you to attend. Your health is the TOP priority. If you are the least bit uncomfortable being in an environment with others, you are Halachically not required to attend. Please stay home until you feel comfortable.

In order to be able to adhere to the Social Distancing guidelines, we will need to severely limit the number of congregants in any room.

Please select from the following options below to register for a Minyan (the Minyan you select will be for both days of Yom Tov).

6:30am Shachris FOR 60 & OLDER ONLY - in the main Shul - click HERE
8:30am Shachris - in the main Shul - click HERE
8:30am Shachris - in the Lobby - click HERE
10:45am Shachris - in the main Shul - click HERE
10:45am Shachris - in the Lobby - click HERE
8:30am Shachris - WOMEN'S SECTION in the main Shul - click HERE
10:45am Shachris - WOMEN'S SECTION in the main Shul - click HERE

8:30pm Maariv Thursday night - in the main Shul - click HERE
8:00pm Mincha/Maariv Friday and Shabbos afternoon - in the main Shul - click HERE

I felt that early on I got a clearer picture from NY times but they just kept hammering away and it became too bleak and depressing and you eventually realize that they have an agenda beyond painting a picture that's sort of accurate.

Obviously I know they have an agenda. But they should not cause widespread and prolonged panic. They should report the good and bad so people realize that there is hope.

Looking at things from a historical perspective is critical.

At one time they had bad drinking water.

I still can't understand how in 2020 there are people who go to the bathroom and do not wash their hands with soap after?!?

And you wonder why I'm worried about going back to shul?

Now that it's any better in the secular world..

Part of the problem is that a lot of the people who are advocating life is normal are the same people who, didn't envision the bloodshed.

First of all I agree that it's not conceivable to lock everyone up. We just are 21st century brats.

And yes as @Dan  said And everybody has also thought about we grew up reading all the books on the Holocaust all about the people who hid and the people who got restless and walked out, got caught and killed.

Mostly because we grew up with this feeling of how could that have happened? But now we understand human nature both from ourselves and from others.

I think of everything that we have now and that they didn't.  We have internet, phones, computers, TV screens.. homes full of food bh and hot running water.

The difference now is that if you put yourself and others I'm danger for minyan, it's not about dying Al Kiddush hashem..

Is it going to come back? The heck do I know?

Can it come back? Of course.

Not sure why you put a -1 there, your statement and my statement aren't mutually exclusive, but rather complement each other.

Before shuls closed down, I was "extreme". I would discard everything I saw in 770's coffee area every time I would walk in, I scolded the people running the place for not making paper towels, tissues and hand sanitizers widely available. But that was definitely a different time. Now you have a situation where everyone you talk to had symptoms to one extent or another (you have to state that you had symptoms and recovered in order to be allowed into 770), people feel (and to some extent - legitimately so) oppressed. People feel they have paid a heavy price, and are being demanded to keep on paying a heavy price in the proper functioning and wellbeing of homes and families. And then comes this ridiculous decree of 10 people, irrespective of shul size. There is no way this doesn't blow up.

I remember this discussion. Hence the thread.

It's impossible to say when things started. Could be many early infected had no symptoms. Could be many chalked it off as flu or a headache.

But the main thing is, conducting yourself prudently is key.

Just because There's no upstick in cases means everything is fine. My friend in ch said "we did not see this coming It went from 0 to 60

How are you supposed to see it coming?

I saw that the museum of Houston has tempature testing. I wonder if we can do this at shuls

BDE. So he caught the virus 6-7 weeks ago. Where does that put us TODAY almost 2 months later? All this data and these "new" positives aren't all that relevant if the person had symptoms 5 weeks ago and isn't contagious today. How long is someone contagious for?

It tells you that there are people here that had it in assuming the people who still have it and assuming that it's still being spread.

Probably in a much lower scale. But Just because things are quiet does not mean that they won't get loud.

Just as all the NY / NJ folks were all chilled out Purim time

I don't know but I've heard prominent Baal tzedaka in Miami Beach passed away Friday from covid19 he was 65.
I heard something like he was on a  vent for 5 weeks I dunno.

Just because you don't see these things doesn't mean that it doesn't exist

COVID-19 / Wuhan Novel Coronavirus Discussion / Re: Masks and Covid
« on: May 23, 2020, 11:52:06 PM »
What's about all those people that had covid already?
Should government mandate masks for all when a large % of the population has no real need for wearing it, to the contrary it might make it worse, as some say mishandling a mask can be worse then wearing one?

That's bull*$#@ Don't say random things that are misleading and harm the public

COVID-19 / Wuhan Novel Coronavirus Discussion / Re: Masks and Covid
« on: May 23, 2020, 11:51:30 PM »
There is different lines of questioning required.

Health - is it actually healthy to wear masks, does it help?
Legal- Can a government legally require you to wear a mask?

You seem to have some type of chip on your shoulder.

Yes we read everything you read we also thought about it he also came to the conclusion that it's better to wear a mask.

In general the concept is about the other person that means that I want other people to wear a mask so that I can feel safe and I don't want to be going around telling people that they have to wear a mask if I am not going to wear one.

With that said as with everything else use common sense if youre capable of reading these articles then you are capable of using your brains.

I sanitize my hands before I put the mask on I don't touch my face I don't touch the mask I sanitize my hands before I take the mask off I put it on my dashboard where it sits under the sun and the Florida UV rays clean it up


This is way TLDR for me, but I'm sure some here will have the patience to read it and give us laypeople an executive summary.

How about @chevron are you up to the task?

I've read five lines of it, but I mentioned elsewhere, the friend on immunosuppressants jakafi JAK in article, who did fine with covid19. The disease apparently sets the body to fight itself, similar to those with Gvhd.

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