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mrmarklin last won the day on February 20 2016

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  1. Steve Young used to be a common fireside speaker here in the SF Bay Area in his playing days.
  2. mrmarklin

    Pornography Addiction

    The things you pointed out are red flags. As someone who married a person who came from an alcoholic and abusive family I can say, given a choice, I would have made another choice. But I was young and dumb. We have a successful family, but life could have been easier.
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    Pornography Addiction

    It's a red flag. Fugetaboutit. Plenty of fish in the ocean. Pass on this one.
  4. I believe it takes a minimum of a year to get to know a person enough to want to marry them. That puts you through a "life cycle" of holidays, vacations, dealing with family problems, sicknesses, going to Church, possibly receiving callings, etc. etc. Hopefully, one can see it all works out and how your future partner deals with day to day problems. Seven months is too short for this IMHO. You're just barely getting past the hormonal/infatuation stage of the relationship. Carry on...……..
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    A Flynn question

    Since lying to the FBI, or for that matter, most government officials is a felony, best advice is don't even be a witness. That's why people who are seemingly on the periphery of these cases tend to lawyer up immediately. Flynn had no reason to believe that he was the target of anything. He was the National Security Advisor, after all.
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    A Flynn question

    Flynn's case was never tried AFAIK. He entered a plea bargain under financial duress as well as a threat by the DOJ that his son would be dragged into the mire with him. I'm sure competent attorneys could have gotten him off, knowing what we know now, but the cost was simply too great in many ways compared to the light sentence bargained for. And at the time there seemed no light at the end of the tunnel for him to get his life back. Serious DOJ misuse of power, but the government has almost unlimited resources, and most of the rest of us do not.
  7. As a matter of information, when I was on my mission, it was told to us in the SLC mission center that 60% of us would go inactive. This was in 1967. I was shocked. But then one realizes that this is the overall church activity rate at that time. So not surprising in retrospect.
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    The Comedy News Network

    Sad comedown for a once reputable network. It was the original. The money must be good for some of the older reporters to prostitute themselves the way they do. I actually used to respect Wolf Blitzer.
  9. Even after that. China is very xenophobic and always has been. The idea about using capitalism to open up China more is a good one and perhaps will end up working IMO. But it's a seemingly long road. But in the end China will be xenophobic. That will not change in my lifetime. But don't worry about China taking over the world. Culturally, they're incapable of that.
  10. You must realize, of course, that Andy Reid, the current Super Bowl winning coach of the Kansas City Chiefs is LDS, right?
  11. mrmarklin

    Why "Just bake the cake!" is wrong

    In general, I should be able to choose with whom I do business. The Civil Rights Act got it half correct. There should never have been codified any so called Jim Crow laws requiring discrimination. But the idea of "public accommodation" for business is incorrect. And this public accommodation is what the LGBTQ groups have been asserting.
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    How is everybody doing?

    I work in an essential Industry so no change in work routine or income. Biggest change by far is SF Bay Area traffic. My commute of 15 miles is now around 15 minutes whereas it used to be almost an hour. For me all else is normal. Except my favorite restaurants are closed except for takeout, which is not my favorite thing to do. I refuse to wear a mask or not travel to my country home. SIP is ridiculous IMHO. BtW, I’m a 72 year old diabetic. No fear.
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    Is religious liberty threatened in USA?

    The short answer to your question is no. Let’s keep this in perspective. Covid 19 is not the bubonic plague that wiped out 1/3 of Europe in the Middle Ages. Most people that get it recover. And the ones that don’t tend to have serious health issues anyway. This lock down is ridiculous and a way that the elites are trying to control people. Just because they think they can.
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    Is religious liberty threatened in USA?

    My point about Hitler was that he took advantage of an “emergency “ to obtain power as Chancellor of Germany in 1933. He then arranged things to rule as an absolute dictator for twelve years, even though he was not technically a dictator at all. Mostly his decrees had a legal basis. Even though we have a supposed emergency here in the US, we must be cautious about giving up any of our God guaranteed rights. Actually we should be adamant about not giving up any, including church attendance. AFAIK there is no legal basis to arrest anyone attending church.
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    Is religious liberty threatened in USA?

    They thought he was more like Stalin.