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Through Silliness, the Stars

November 26th, 2014 by G.

Per ardua ad astra (RAF), Ad astra per aspera (Kansas).   Both mottos have been adopted by us space settlement believers.  I propose that we ought to upgrade them:

Ad astra per vanitates

Through silliness, the stars. (more…)

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November 26th, 2014 15:21:36

One Heck of An Obit

November 26th, 2014 by Man SL

All elites are rotten.  Some elites (not ours) manage to be divertingly rotten.

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November 26th, 2014 12:27:03

Regarding the Ferguson protests

November 26th, 2014 by Inigo Montoya

“Justice.” You keep using that word. I do not think that words means what you think it means.

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November 26th, 2014 10:56:08

Moral Courage in Citizenship

November 25th, 2014 by G.

As I understand it, the majority of the witnesses whose testimony exonerated the Ferguson policeman were black.  The moral pressure to shade the truth must have been immense.

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November 25th, 2014 14:59:58

Civil War Watch, Immigration Edition

November 25th, 2014 by Patrick Henry

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The President has issued an executive order effectively granting temporary legal status to an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants, and temporary work permits. (more…)

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November 25th, 2014 12:47:08

The Brotherhood of the Hallway Church

November 24th, 2014 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life. (more…)

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November 24th, 2014 12:31:58

Enter In

November 24th, 2014 by Man SL

On the sweetness of Mormon life. (more…)

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November 24th, 2014 12:30:31

Chapel worship and temple worship

November 23rd, 2014 by Vader

It has been a little over thirty years since I received my endowment at the temple.

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November 23rd, 2014 16:35:50

Medical Screening

November 21st, 2014 by Vader

You’re doing it wrong.

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November 21st, 2014 16:42:43

The War in Heaven and the Nameless Virtue

November 21st, 2014 by G.

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You have a new boss (not the one portrayed above). Against all precedent, he doesn’t change all the old boss’s policies. He keeeps all the ones that working. You’re pretty impressed with your new boss. He is one of a kind. (more…)

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November 21st, 2014 12:23:08

The Anabasis: God, Democracy, and Free Speech

November 20th, 2014 by G.

I just finished listening to the Anabasis on a free librivox.org recording. It’s been over a decade since I read it last. It surprised me. It had a lot to say about democracy, free speech, and faith. (more…)

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November 20th, 2014 13:02:51

G. is not the only one

November 20th, 2014 by Vader

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November 20th, 2014 10:12:21

Darth Kitty

November 19th, 2014 by Vader

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November 19th, 2014 14:22:19

Most of Us Don’t Sacrifice Like Abraham. We are not Pioneers.

November 19th, 2014 by G.

modern pioneers

I’ve been writing a lot about the nameless virtue, which is the virtue of unironically recognizing and praising standards that you yourself fall short of. The nameless virtue is easy to recognize when we’re talking about conventional sins and shortcomings. The inmate telling kids to stay away from the gangster life, the alcoholic who wishes he’d never taken that first drink, those are all standard fare. Along the same lines, what first brought the nameless virtue to my attention were Mormons who missed out on the basic steps of Mormon life extolling those steps. Those kinds of exceptions that prove the rule make the nameless virtue pretty apparent. (more…)

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November 19th, 2014 13:25:00

The power to tax

November 19th, 2014 by Vader

Is the power to corrupt.

See, this is one reason why, if we must have an income tax, it should be a flat tax.

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November 19th, 2014 13:02:32