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  3. I like DeSantis, but it seems like presidential nominees rarely wind up being the guy (or gal) who was getting all the buzz 15 months before the primary. I have a suspicion that DeSantis will peak too soon, and (assuming Trump implodes, which he may well not) some other dark horse will wind up with the GOP nomination. Ramaswamy seems to have some intriguing ideas, a unique background and perspective, and a lot to add to the national conversation generally; I suspect his candidacy will be a good thing overall. I don’t know that he (yet) has the administrative experience to be an effective government executive, and I tend to take a jaded view generally of young wunderkinds who meet certain “diversity” credentials, but . . . time will tell.
  4. Yes, and this applies even if they are not healed in this life. See, e.g., 2 Cor 12:7-10.
  5. I have similar views, based on Neal A Maxwell's teachings about a "customised curriculum" but I suspect that my views are not as well developed as yours, and I'm not sure if I take the concept as far as you seem to.
  6. Interesting – I did not know that there were than many immigrants from India in Texas and North Carolina. Let alone that that many were LDS. The Traveler
  7. I have suggested a number of times that there is a possibility that the events of individual lives were pre-planned and agreed upon in the pre-existence. The op of this thread is an example of this given to us in scripture. With this in mind – I would also suggest that it is quite possible that all things that happen to us in this life that are not the result of our choices or control are likely to have been pre-planned and agreed upon in the pre-existence – otherwise I cannot logically account for our Agency. The next logical step is that we agreed to the choices that we face in this life. With this as the case – I have speculated that G-d knew what we would choose in this life and that it was possible that this knowledge was given to us before we were born. This may be a possible reason that a veil of forgetfulness separates us from pre-existence knowledge of this life. Thanks @askandanswerfor your inquiry. The Traveler
  8. Since we are His work and glory, then yes, everything that comes with life (even death) can be made to serve His great purposes.
  9. And if Christ had not risen from the dead, or have broken the bands of death that the grave should have no victory, and that death should have no sting, there could have been no resurrection. But there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ. Mosiah 16:7-8 With all my heart and the fervency of my soul, I lift up my voice in testimony as a special witness and declare that God does live. Jesus is His Son, the Only Begotten of the Father in the flesh. He is our Redeemer; He is our Mediator with the Father. He it was who died on the cross to atone for our sins. He became the first fruits of the Resurrection. Because He died, all shall live again. “Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives: ‘I know that my Redeemer lives!’” May the whole world know it and live by that knowledge. Thomas S. Monson
  10. Just what we need: A sport that looks similar to baseball but is even more boring. What Cricket Means to Me:
  11. Yes, I think so. I believe the John 9 example is outstanding because it clearly implies a premortal life, where people might possibly sin and be born blind as a result. Funny how other religions seem just to glide right over the obvious implications of this verse.
  12. I tend to remember General Conference addresses pretty well. Elder Bednar's pickle talk was a classic. Generated lots of conversation in 2007, and not a little mockery. But I always thought the mockers were idiots, so whatever.
  13. Fascinating! Almost thou persuadest me to be a roof ball player. I need to drop what I'm doing and immediately apply for a federal funding grant for how to get this sport up and running in Australia. I think it might also be necessary to commission an inquiry into the standardisation of roof designs in order to facilitate uptake of this previously unknown sport.
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  15. Zion will briefly and temporarily descend on two blessed locations in Texas and North Carolina this year when the inaugural Major Cricket League tournament is held in July. Teams will be coming from six franchises based in Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Seattle and NYC. This will be an excellent opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of The Things That Really Matter. For the elect who may be worthy to attend, Temple Recommends are encouraged but not required.
  16. Then he's ahead of me. I've tried maybe a dozen times. I think I got most of it down pretty good. But the salt level is still eluding me.
  17. I'm impressed and surprised @VortHow many talks do you remember this well from 2007?
  18. Husband has been essential to this process. He knows how to rinse stuff, somehow.
  19. Today a jury convicted 4 more folks.
  20. I don't trust him. He reminds me of every fake politician I have ever seen or met. He is not the guy.
  21. It seems like you enjoyed it well enough. That's a fairly common recipe. But I do want to warn you about a couple if items in that recipe. Sea salt is not necessary. You can use common table salt. But do NOT use iodized salt. Pickling salt is sold at a higher price. But if you just use non-iodized salt, you can get the same results for much cheaper. I'd warn against using starch (item #4). Or at least, use MUCH less than the recommended amount. Some regions of Korea use this. Others don't. I find that using the starch results in a slimy sauce that resembles mucus (not pretty). It is supposed to be juicy. Not slimy. So, if you use only a TINY amount, that should be ok. But many kim chee recipes don't use it at all. Of the sweeteners, the most authentic would be the Asian pear or the plum juice. The others will work as well. But they will obviously have a different flavor. Brining is a tricky step. The right amount of salt is crucial. But since each head of cabbage is not uniform, there's not a simple way of gaging how much salt to use. Sadly, this is where I tend to fail quite a bit. There's also a certain amount of rinsing you're supposed to do. But if you rinse too much, you remove more salt than you should. After the 2 month (or more) period where it moves from pickling to fermentation, it is often used for stew (kimchi-chige). You put the pieces in a pork stew with vegetables that you'd put in stir fry (that's the simplest way to put it). But you may want to look up a recipe for chige (CHI-geh).
  22. This lady's recipe. The whole family loves it.
  23. I would vote for him. But...he doesn't have a snowball's chance in heck. Not unless they actually, you know...arrest Trump, throw him in jail, disqualify him from running, and DeSantis chooses not to run. Then....maybe.
  24. Thanks, Gator! Yeah, came out of nowhere, which I like. I'm liking what I'm learning, but like I said, just starting.
  25. I have a FB friend who raves about this guy but I know nothing about him. He’s got an uphill battle.
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