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  1. My high school in Salt Lake covered 4 or 5 stakes (back in the 80s). We had some dances, but most of it was coordinated through school friends than church friends. The school also had a lot of dances throughout the year. About 5 were sponsored by the school and a couple were done through the seminary program and were church sponsored. Those were often at fancy venues like symphony hall or hotel ballrooms. I really don't remember going to a lot of stake dances. I do remember going to the Ritz and the Bay dance clubs on the weekends.
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    Second marriage and temple garments

    I could understand if it was a tux with a specific tie and cummerbund, but temple clothing are generally very generic. I guess he could buy a new set, but honestly, I bet you couldn't tell which was which.
  3. It's not rocket science. I mean we can off grandma in the retirement home and have a major economic benefit.
  4. Circumstances do not change the commandments of God. It's really that simple. And I don't understand the need to create a new life under less than ideal circumstances, when there are already thousands of kids living in less than ideal circumstances who are begging for a better situation that someone could provide, whether that be volunteerism or fostering or just being a big brother/big sister. One option just seems selfish compared to the other.
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    Andy Ngo

    Antifa, like the Brown Shirts are a bunch of kids who want to beat people up with no ramifications, the "enemy" is irrelevant, although it's being pushed by an anti-American, anti-Free Speech agenda. But you need to find the head of the snake. Trouble is, the snake includes the people who are meant to investigate such things.
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    First time since I do not know how long

    That would work if I had a lawn. And the extent of the debris is substantial. This is a week of eucalyptus bark. I have 6 eucalyptus trees and several other trees. The back yard is basically a forest.
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    First time since I do not know how long

    I have a yard with a lot of trees, and as such I need leaf raking a lot. It is impossible to find a neighborhood kid to do the job. Everyone is a tree service, which is a shame because I would much rather give my money to a neighborhood kid than some company.
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    Mormon retreats?

    I would consider a historic church tour. There are a few companies that provide them, and they do try to put in at least a bit of spiritual quiet time. Of course, you could do your own pace, and maybe spend some extra time in Nauvoo or the sacred grove site.
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    Democratic Presidential candidates

    $1000 a month for every person? That seriously lost me. Do people really think these plans are feasible? Or that the economy will not implode?
  10. I think it depends on the situation, but if someone has the opportunity to change, then choose the right. Otherwise choose the kind. Example. Your friend has a spot of dirt on his nose. The right and kind thing is to to tell him, so he can fix it. Hermione may have been unkind to Ron when she pointed out his dirty nose, but she did the right thing. Now, say he has two mismatched socks. It would be right to tell him so, but if he can't change his socks, all you have done is made him self conscious about them and he can do nothing about it.
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    Childhood Toys that Stick in the Memory

    This is the same for me. I specifically wanted this exact game.
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    Joseph Smith Translation of Luke chapter 23

    When I was on my mission, I was told the interpretation all depends on the comma. " And the Lord said unto him, This day thou shalt be with me in paradise. " becomes " And the Lord said unto him this day, thou shalt be with me in paradise." Shifting the comma shifts the meaning from the day you will be in paradise, to the day in which the Lord spoke. This solves the problem for those who do not believe in an immediate spirit world, but a waiting period before salvation.
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    Here’s a tough one!!

    Maybe, maybe not. Most family members of hoarders don't end up hoarding themselves. She may have simply stayed to keep the situation stable. Probably got a lot of flack if she attempted to clean up. Frankly I am surprised you aren't getting more pushback about throwing things out.
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    How Modern Anti-Racism Hurts Black People

    The point is, those examples of racism are often experienced by people who aren't a minority. It's like you are comparing bad experiences of one group to the ideal life of white people. Fact is, a lot of white people are shot by cops. And per-encounter statistics show that whites are actually more likely to be shot than blacks. But we never, EVER hear about these stories, because they don't fit the narrative.
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    How Modern Anti-Racism Hurts Black People

    I have my own story involving unfair treatment from the police. If I told you the story, and didn't tell you my race, you could easily call it a racism thing, or profiling, or whatever. I just realized that some cops are unfair and, frankly, jerks.