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by gkearney
November 30th, 2022, 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How is Russia faring in Ukraine?
Replies: 185
Views: 5367

Re: How is Russia faring in Ukraine?

I will post a contrarian view here. For some time now it has been clear that great powers can be defeated militarily by lesser one. All the lesser powers need to do is to hold on and prevent the great powers from achieving a quick and decisive victory. Some recent and not so recent examples of this:...
by gkearney
November 26th, 2022, 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: First Presidency Issues Statement on Secret Societies
Replies: 28
Views: 1572

Re: First Presidency Issues Statement on Secret Societies

Church employed Alvin Gittins to paint Joseph throwing gang signs :?: FiWFJoAWAAY70PI.jpg FhLRKJBX0AAGVSD.jpg If Joseph wasn't a Freemason, why would he plea to his brotherhood of Freemasons in the mob murdering him, and use Freemason code, and cry out the Freemason Grand Hailing Sign of Distress: ...
by gkearney
November 26th, 2022, 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: World cup
Replies: 50
Views: 974

Re: World cup

Dave62 wrote: November 25th, 2022, 10:06 pm "It would be a lot better if they would just pick up the ball and run with it." William Webb Ellis.
Also known as footy (Australian Rules Football).
by gkearney
November 25th, 2022, 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: First Presidency Issues Statement on Secret Societies
Replies: 28
Views: 1572

Re: First Presidency Issues Statement on Secret Societies

I would point out that there is a big difference in building a simple three story frame building like the lodge hall at Nauvoo and the Temple there. The first takes a couple of months to finish the temple would take years even under the best of conditions. The saint built out whole cities while wor...
by gkearney
November 25th, 2022, 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: First Presidency Issues Statement on Secret Societies
Replies: 28
Views: 1572

Re: First Presidency Issues Statement on Secret Societies

I would point out that there is a big difference in building a simple three story frame building like the lodge hall at Nauvoo and the Temple there. The first takes a couple of months to finish the temple would take years even under the best of conditions. The saint built out whole cities while work...
by gkearney
November 22nd, 2022, 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Official Church statement: Respect for Marriage Act
Replies: 444
Views: 15314

Re: Official Church statement: Respect for Marriage Act

…And I never said we didn't need a government... I said the government shouldn't be involved in marriage.… That perspective shows ignorance about the many children who are born to parents who break up & don’t put their children first (many, including lds divorcees). What exactly do you think wo...
by gkearney
November 21st, 2022, 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Official Church statement: Respect for Marriage Act
Replies: 444
Views: 15314

Re: Official Church statement: Respect for Marriage Act

The phase “Do what you want” has the same meaning in English in many contexts.
by gkearney
November 19th, 2022, 10:06 am
Forum: Off Topic / Miscellaneous Discussion
Topic: Hopium Ultra Torbellino 1.0 : ❝MODERNA CEO HANGED AT GITMO❞
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Hopium Ultra Torbellino 1.0 : ❝MODERNA CEO HANGED AT GITMO❞

He's dead until he shows up at some meeting in a few weeks then he isn't. (Dead that is.)
by gkearney
November 19th, 2022, 9:29 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: The Celebrity Prophet
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: The Celebrity Prophet

I remember a humorous story in this regard. I was in the Independence Visitor Center one day when a Community of Christ/RLDS family came in to look around they told the missionaries about their affiliation, a common thing there. The young sister missionary taking them and myself around got to the en...
by gkearney
November 16th, 2022, 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Trump's Nov 15 Announcement Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 1238

Re: Trump's Nov 15 Announcement Thread

I think he believes they won't dare indict him if he's a candidate. Where ever would he get the idea that they would not indict him if he was running for president? Because jailing your political opponent has always been a no go here. Apparently the Justice Department didn't get the memo: Trump’s 2...
by gkearney
November 16th, 2022, 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Trump's Nov 15 Announcement Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 1238

Re: Trump's Nov 15 Announcement Thread

Christianlee wrote: November 16th, 2022, 4:16 am I think he believes they won't dare indict him if he's a candidate.
Where ever would he get the idea that they would not indict him if he was running for president?
by gkearney
November 15th, 2022, 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Joel Skousen on what will be happening and how to prepare
Replies: 52
Views: 2605

Re: Joel Skousen on what will be happening and how to prepare

It's not so much that he is fearful himself as it is that he has made a career out of selling "fear porn".
by gkearney
November 14th, 2022, 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Texans favor DeSantis over Trump
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Texans favor DeSantis over Trump

The danger for republicans here is that Trump might decide to “burn down” the gop house and run as an independent or third party. In doing so he would peel off his true believers a deprive the republicans of any chance of victory in 2024.
by gkearney
November 14th, 2022, 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Special Fireside in Nevada
Replies: 97
Views: 4067

Re: Special Fireside in Nevada

Never understood the over emphasis on Not recording them. As a missionary I watched a visiting 70 jumpdown the throat so to speak of a young eager missionary who had a cassette recorder. Wow, the contrast as the guy went from "church speak" to corporate tool in a split second, then tried ...
by gkearney
November 13th, 2022, 2:18 am
Forum: Secret Combinations (Conspiracy)
Topic: Is RMN really Owl and Key?
Replies: 104
Views: 4245

Re: Is RMN really Owl and Key?

Let’s get our facts right here. There was only one Masonic lodge building ever completed by the saints in the Nauvoo period. That small three story building still exists to this day. There were six mostly “Mormon” lodges in the area at the time but those lodges did not each have their own building. ...
by gkearney
November 12th, 2022, 7:18 am
Forum: Off Topic / Miscellaneous Discussion
Topic: Stratego Anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Stratego Anyone?

If you’re looking for a game that differs from chess or similar games you should try Diplomacy.

Be warned however it can ruin friendships in the “real world”.
by gkearney
November 11th, 2022, 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Interesting Perspective on Trump
Replies: 40
Views: 1293

Re: Interesting Perspective on Trump

There is a much bigger picture going on. Ask yourself: If Trump stopped all of these things from happening before the people (who are largely asleep and naive... and I would argue that Mormons are some of the most asleep) actually saw with their own eyes how these bad people tried to take all of ou...
by gkearney
November 11th, 2022, 10:17 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Depersonalising our Chapels
Replies: 69
Views: 3461

Re: Depersonalising our Chapels

Just to clarify one point here BSA Eagle Scout projects my not benefit either the BSA or the troop sponsors directly according to BSA policies. That would explain why the projects could not “touch” church property.
by gkearney
November 11th, 2022, 9:22 am
Forum: Off Topic / Miscellaneous Discussion
Topic: Stratego Anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Stratego Anyone?

It's not the equal of chess, for that the Chinese board game of Go is more what you would be looking for.
by gkearney
November 10th, 2022, 1:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: What did this election tell us?
Replies: 50
Views: 2190

Re: What did this election tell us?

You know Fred, most Latter Day Saints don't live in the United States and so, cannot even be Democrats.
by gkearney
November 10th, 2022, 8:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Elections 2022 Live Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 2912

Re: Elections 2022 Live Thread

Christianlee wrote: November 10th, 2022, 7:17 am Leave it open only for them as absentee ballots.
absentee ballots are mailed in I would point out.
by gkearney
November 10th, 2022, 6:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: Elections 2022 Live Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 2912

Re: Elections 2022 Live Thread

Christianlee wrote: November 10th, 2022, 1:39 am Mail-in voting and ballot harvesting should be banned. It shouldn’t take this long to count the votes. All it does is leave the door open to cheating.
If you did this how would members of the military and others in similar situations, the disabled, those living in care facilities and so on vote?
by gkearney
November 9th, 2022, 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Poll: Which side will take Kherson in Ukraine?
Replies: 14
Views: 444

Re: Poll: Which side will take Kherson in Ukraine?

Reuters is reporting today, November 9, 2022 that Kherson has fallen to Ukrainian forces and that the Russians have withdrawn to positions across the River Dnipro.

The report has been confirmed by Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.
by gkearney
November 9th, 2022, 9:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: Elections 2022 Live Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 2912

Re: Elections 2022 Live Thread

Here are a few assorted notes on the election form races and issues that may have escaped wide notice here. Ranked choice voting - Ranked choice voting, which is a kind of instant runoff to insure the person winning gets to the majority, 50% +1, of the votes, is practiced in a few states. In Maine i...
by gkearney
November 8th, 2022, 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Think you’ll get a good deal paying cash for a car? Think again.
Replies: 29
Views: 1044

Re: Think you’ll get a good deal paying cash for a car? Think again.

Just do the financing and the next day go in and pay it off. “Gentlemen’s Agreements” are not legally binding. I care more about my integrity than saving some cash on a car. I don’t see how doing that would be an affront to your integrity. The dealership set up this shortsighted scam they are runni...