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Old, Large Apartments Redeveloped New and Small

August 30th, 2016 by John Mansfield

“Brookland Manor today has 134 four- and five-bedroom apartments. Yet when the new community is built, none of its 1,646 apartments or 114 for-sale townhouses will have more than three bedrooms, and a vast majority will have only one or two.

Brookland’s owner, Mid-City Financial Corp., based in Germantown, Md., told the city’s Zoning Commission that four- and five-bedroom apartments ‘are not consistent with the creation of a vibrant new community.'”
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“Four- and five-bedroom units in the District constitute just 8 percent and 4 percent of available rental housing, respectively, with most of the properties in Wards 7 and 8, the city’s poorest areas, according a report last year.”

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August 30th, 2016 12:56:43

Clutch Those Pearls

August 30th, 2016 by Man SL

the left has taken control over every important economic, political, and cultural institution in the United States including most of the churches.

The right has lost influence over the influential: the educated class that controls the US.

That is what conservatives should worry about: being annihilated.

Anyone who isn’t a leftist is being shoved out of power. Instead of addressing that, many conservatives are frightened of a frog cartoon and scared for their stupid Washington jobs.

-thus Henry Dampier

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August 30th, 2016 09:45:54

Fatten the Pig

August 30th, 2016 by G.

Elder Tuttle’s talk at the October 1973 General Conference makes good reading. The Role of Fathers, it is called.

It is wonderful to read unvarnished truths from a time when the enemy camp we live in wasn’t quite so hostile to their free expression.

Properly organized in the Church, the father is the patriarch of an eternal family unit. Heaven, to us, will be simply an extension of an ideal home.

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August 30th, 2016 07:30:31

Water and Tears

August 29th, 2016 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life.

Sacrament.  The front row woman suddenly starts to cry hard.  A 12-year old deacon offers her the sacrament tray and a wad of tissue the Bishop gave him.  She takes the bread, and  mouthes “thank you.”

Your curly-headed toddler lolls in your lap.  “Jesus bread,” she says.

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August 29th, 2016 07:45:06

Just who is giving us SSM ?

August 28th, 2016 by Bookslinger

The same people, or socio-political faction, who gave us the sexual revolution.  And how did the sexual revolution work out?  What has been its net effect on society?

And why should we trust them this time around?

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August 28th, 2016 19:02:56

Self-Reliance, Love

August 26th, 2016 by G.

This is just a marker for a future fuller post.

Enemy propagandists sometimes say that self-reliance is a way of being alienated.  They say it is John-Galt style hostility.

Wrong.

Self-reliance is about love.

Partly it is about love in the masculine mode.  Like C.S. Lewis said, men show love by reducing the burden they impose on you.

But mostly it is about love for the things in this world God has created.  I grow tomatoes not because I want to eliminate grocers from the world, but because I want that fuller relationship with sun and soil and plant.

Homeschooling is about fuller relations between parents and children.

Self-reliance is family love and love for creation.

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August 26th, 2016 07:35:34

Not Feminine Enough, But Too Feminine

August 26th, 2016 by G.

I think the basic instinct in favour of a truly female balancing influence on spiritual life is correct (including the criticisms of this being lacking in Christianity) – although the usual materialist way this feminine impulse has come through into current culture is perversely opposite to what is needed; and has made things vastly and intractably worse.

-thus Bruce Charlton.

Don’t know that I agree.  Certainly the feminization of the churches is real, as is the fact that women have higher activity rates in religions than men, even in our fairly masculine church.

But perhaps the problem is that the churches are feminizing for women, instead of feminizing for men.  A big attraction of the institution of marriage is the way it introduces femininity into a man’s life, while still letting him be masculine.  Even while enhancing his masculinity.

 

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August 26th, 2016 07:30:10

Making babies is not only fun

August 25th, 2016 by Vader

It’s also a good idea.

What is remarkable is that Caplan is an atheist.

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August 25th, 2016 08:26:37

Peculiar Creatures

August 25th, 2016 by G.

“Those are conventional examples of the Law of Status,” the anthropologist said, opening a viewscope  “But do not think that the Law of Status requires that the status be about beauty or strength or wisdom or wealth.  A sapient species can determine status in very different ways.”   “Now this species,” the anthropologist said with a smack of satisfaction,” has a very strange sense of status indeed.” (more…)

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August 25th, 2016 07:51:18

Honor among Friends

August 25th, 2016 by G.

One of my best friends passed away last week.

I’m twenty-nine years old, and up until last week, I was immortal.

. . . .

Of course we all showed up to the funeral, and when I saw the rest of the group, I couldn’t hide my grief anymore, because how could I hide from them what we in particular shared?

Why did this hit us so hard?  It didn’t impact any of our careers.  None of us were dependent on him for anything.

What I miss from my friend is the opportunity to trust and be trusted, to serve and be served, to honor and be honored.

thus SPDI.  A moving and thoughtful post.

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August 25th, 2016 07:16:03

Kubo and the Two Strings

August 24th, 2016 by G.

If you must blink, do it now.

We liked this movie a lot.

It starts off very strong. Everything through the appearance of the sisters is close to perfect.  To that point, the movie hits like a hammer and cuts like a knife.  There are uneven patches after that, but nothing so uneven that it checks the momentum. (more…)

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August 24th, 2016 07:40:28

The Fall of the Churches

August 23rd, 2016 by G.

President Hunter runs through the familiar litany of modern progress in the material economy: improved communications, efficient agriculture, mass production of cheap, quality goods.

But he warns that mankind is one. Material progress, the growth of material capital leading to ever greater and greater returns, will surely lead to disaster if social capital continues to decay. (more…)

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August 23rd, 2016 07:07:10

Learned Behavior

August 22nd, 2016 by G.

Marriage is a learned behavior.

-Howard W. Hunter.

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August 22nd, 2016 14:45:37

No One Expects the Mainstream Media

August 22nd, 2016 by Man SL

Our chief weapon is misinformation. Misinformation and . . . no, pretty much just misinformation.

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August 22nd, 2016 13:05:38

Cleaning Lady

August 22nd, 2016 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life.

You see the cleaning lady at your work in the front row at church. She does not speak English. She is beat down by life. Huh, you think, I did not realize she was Mormon.

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August 22nd, 2016 12:28:30