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We endeavor to give satisfaction

A modest proposal

November 30th, 2013 by Vader

This story, about the Mormon bishop who disguised himself as a homeless beggar to see how his ward members would react, has already created quite a stir.       (more…)

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November 30th, 2013 12:46:55

The Backwater of the Ages

November 30th, 2013 by Patrick Henry

The present is a province of the past.

I regret everything pathetic in the present world.

Thus Mencius Moldbug.

[Ed. – link does not imply unqualified endorsement]

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November 30th, 2013 11:02:43

Some ward members flunked the test.

November 29th, 2013 by Bookslinger

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November 29th, 2013 16:07:06

The Romance of a Short Walk

November 29th, 2013 by G.

Two detective novels I read recently unexpectedly had passages on being in love. (more…)

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November 29th, 2013 07:39:55

Thanksgiving

November 28th, 2013 by G.

Thanksgiving is the holiday of the American nation, just does the fourth is the holiday of the American polity. (more…)

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November 28th, 2013 14:18:45

Against Religious Freedom

November 26th, 2013 by G.

Here’s an interesting argument against religious freedom.  I remain a strong supporter of religious freedom, naturally, but its worthwhile to examine good arguments against your verities from time to time.

If you look at it right, though, the argument is really more an argument for the separation of school and state than it is an argument against religious freedom.  Any comprehensive system of education is an establishment of some belief system.

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November 26th, 2013 09:13:04

Official Junior Ganymede Policy Announcement

November 25th, 2013 by The Junior Ganymede

It is the policy of the Junior Ganymede Subcommittee for Internet Tomfoolery that Penn State University not be permitted to demand permission for links to it from the Jr. Ganymede without official written permission from the Junior Ganymede’s Vice President for Stonewalling and Incommunication, Mr. Mogollon Monster.

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November 25th, 2013 20:46:57

Fancy pens, green soda, jump ropes, turkey thermometers, lazy chairs, and cocktail shakers will embiggen your brain.

November 25th, 2013 by Inigo Montoya

Embiggen.” You keep using that word. I don’t think that word means what you think it means.

In fact, I don’t think that word is actually a word.

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November 25th, 2013 10:34:41

One of the deepest human passions

November 25th, 2013 by Vader

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November 25th, 2013 09:53:13

The sweetness of Mormon life

November 24th, 2013 by Vader

It’s Adam’s theme, and he does it well. But I hope you all will indulge me in a little sweetness of my own.       (more…)

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November 24th, 2013 21:39:51

Bear the cross of Christ, just not during work

November 24th, 2013 by Zen

While I have other less visible ways of bearing the Cross of Christ than wearing a crucifix,  it is profoundly disturbing to see a major Western government declare that Christians have no right to wear a cross or crucifix at work.

What makes the great ones of the earth so attentive of a little piece of jewelry?

The Government’s refusal to say that Christians have a right to display the symbol of their faith at work emerged after its plans to legalise same-sex marriages were attacked by the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Britain.

 

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November 24th, 2013 13:38:10

The Internet

November 23rd, 2013 by Vader

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November 23rd, 2013 17:02:37

Conspiracy theory: JFK, the mob and the CIA.

November 22nd, 2013 by Bookslinger

I read an interesting story about an alleged mob and CIA connection to the JFK assassination. It’s in the book “Double Cross: The Explosive, Inside Story of the Mobster Who Controlled America”, ISBN 1602397783, authored by Chuck Giancana (brother to mob boss Sam Giancana) and Chuck’s son Samuel. In the past, the book was on sale as a Kindle edition for only $.99, but the Kindle edition is now $10.99. Hardcover and paperback copies can be had for $.01 plus $3.99 shipping/handling.

In essence, it was a mob hit. Oswald was the patsy. Same deal with RFK, a mob hit and Sirhan was the patsy. Motivations are clearly spelled out.

The real interesting part of the story is that it essentially ties up all the loose ends or mysteries concerning those two deaths, and Marilyn Monroe’s.

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November 22nd, 2013 14:18:57

The Knockout Game

November 22nd, 2013 by G.

AKA Polar Bear Hunting.  It sounds more like an urban legend than real life.  My reality filters will need recalibration.

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November 22nd, 2013 13:59:59

Sheri Dew’s Book on Women and the Priesthood

November 21st, 2013 by La LLorona

Great book (reviewed at this link).  For those who feel themselves drowning in confusion, I would highly recommend it.  And for everyone else too!  I’m not even a Mormon, and it moved me to tears.

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November 21st, 2013 12:13:58