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Help Thou Mine Unbelief

May 30th, 2014 by G.

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May 30th, 2014 15:16:15

SpaceX’s Dragon 2

May 30th, 2014 by Pecos Bill

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May 30th, 2014 08:21:18

The VA

May 30th, 2014 by G.

I haven’t followed the VA scandal closely, but it looks bad. Veterans may have died. The scandal has gotten local out here in the Land of Enchantment too.

I talked to my neighbor about it who is a vet. He told me that about half the time when he shows up for an appointment, the appointment and his request for the appointment has simply disappeared from the VA’s records so he is forced to make another one. He thought it was simply massive incompetence, but now he thinks it was a deliberate attempt to stage manage the wait times.

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May 30th, 2014 07:17:17

Gay Marriage of Convenience

May 29th, 2014 by Bookslinger

It’s here. With a couple different meanings.

[Edited so as not to give link-cred to certain web sites.]

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May 29th, 2014 13:52:56

A belated Memorial Day post

May 29th, 2014 by Vader

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May 29th, 2014 07:49:04

“He’s not Dead, He’s in a ‘Deep Meditative State'” sounds a lot like …

May 28th, 2014 by Bookslinger

“pining for the fjords.”

Being kept in a freezer sort of gives away the answer.

Cultural reference here.

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May 28th, 2014 14:48:45

Counter the Stupidity Gradient

May 28th, 2014 by John Mansfield

my ivory towerFor a couple years I had an office at UCLA in a building called Engineering IV, a much nicer building than the utilitarian name might imply. My office and those of most I dealt with were on the fourth floor, but many mornings I would first ride the elevator up to the fifth floor to look out a large floor-to-ceiling window toward the southwest. Now and then the haze was light enough that I could see the ocean. There were no classrooms or lecture halls in this building, only offices and lab space, but it was a public building on a public university campus, so the hallways were open to the public, and we were told not to kick any strange people out, just call campus security if there was a problem.

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May 28th, 2014 13:09:19

What is Apostasy, and the road thereto?

May 26th, 2014 by Bookslinger

President George Q. Cannon:

“A friend … wished to know whether we … considered an honest difference of opinion between a member of the Church and the Authorities of the Church was apostasy…. We replied that we had not stated that an honest difference of opinion between a member of the Church and the Authorities constituted apostasy, for we could conceive of a man honestly differing in opinion from the Authorities of the Church and yet not be an apostate; but we could not conceive of a man publishing those differences of opinion and seeking by arguments, sophistry and special pleading to enforce them upon the people to produce division and strife and to place the acts and counsels of the Authorities of the Church, if possible, in a wrong light and not be an apostate, for such conduct was apostasy as we understood the term.” (Deseret News, November 3, 1869.)
From: http://emp.byui.edu/marrottr/ToHumbleFollowers.htm
Ezra Taft Benson quoting George Q. Cannon in his General Conference talk. Conference Report, April 4, 1969, 10-15. Improvement Era, June 1969, 43-47.

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Section Four 1839-42, p.156:

I will give you one of the Keys of the mysteries of the Kingdom. It is an eternal principle, that has existed with God from all eternity: That man who rises up to condemn other, finding fault with the Church, saying that they are out of the way, while he himself is righteous, then know assuredly, that that man is in the high road to apostasy; and if he does not repent, will apostatize, as God lives. The principle is as correct as the one that Jesus put forth in saying that he who seeketh a sign is an adulterous person; and that principle is eternal, undeviating, and firm as the pillars of heaven; for whenever you see a man seeking after a sign, you may set it down that he is an adulterous man.

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May 26th, 2014 19:47:57

I cain’t figger

May 25th, 2014 by Pecos Bill

I was in town doin’ my errans when I saw a sign out front of a chemist’s shop I jess cain’t figger out: (more…)

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May 25th, 2014 14:24:54

Memorial Day

May 25th, 2014 by Vader

Some past posts that have already said pretty much everything I would say.

In case you thought it was National Barbeque Day.

Sacred remembrances

No one says it like Lincoln says it.

More sacred remembrance.

It is one of the great American paradoxes — perhaps not just American, but I see it most here — that we so honor the warrior while so hating war. Right both ways.

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May 25th, 2014 08:00:11

Morse Code Girls

May 24th, 2014 by John Mansfield

Sarah Alydia Terry Winsor (1857-1950), my great-great-grandmother, as remembered by her niece Orilla W. Hafen in 1961:

Aunt Lydia was one of the girl telegraph operators of pioneer days. The Deseret Telegraph line was extended from St. George to the mining camps of Pioche and Ely, Nevada in 1872, and it was found necessary to open an office in Hebron. (more…)

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May 24th, 2014 06:01:13

Don Montoya, call your office

May 23rd, 2014 by Vader

I was listening to NPR this morning.   (more…)

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May 23rd, 2014 09:40:10

The Singularity

May 23rd, 2014 by Bartleby

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May 23rd, 2014 09:21:38

Routinely Happy

May 23rd, 2014 by G.

On the simple sweetness of a morning (more…)

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May 23rd, 2014 06:00:50

Victorian stereotypes and objections thereto

May 22nd, 2014 by Victoria Regina

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May 22nd, 2014 09:15:26