mrmarklin

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    mrmarklin got a reaction from Vort in Is it easy or hard.   
    The people that do not live the gospel are doing it the hard way.  This is true, no matter how it seems. 
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    mrmarklin got a reaction from Anddenex in Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?   
    Life happens to everybody. 
    Like a poker hand, it’s what one does with it that counts. 
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    mrmarklin reacted to CV75 in Doctrine and Covenants 7: 5 - 6   
    I think it is a greater work than what he, John, has done before in the Lord's service, and not a greater work in the eyes of the Lord regarding His own ministry on both sides of the veil.
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    mrmarklin reacted to mirkwood in Mother butting in   
    She needs to be told to butt out.  Nicely if you choose, but do it.
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    mrmarklin reacted to NeuroTypical in Hypothetical - mail-order bride   
    Bummer that she's a live girl.

     
    To answer the question honestly though, I'd "react" to it the same way I react to anyone getting married.  Be happy for 'em, and mind my own business.
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    mrmarklin got a reaction from Jamie123 in My Jane Austen Simulator   
    It’s Austen, people. Austen. 
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    mrmarklin reacted to dahlia in New nana   
    Guess who had her first grand baby 3 weeks ago? Welcome Alexander!
    It's been rough. Mom need a C-section for that 9lb 14oz boy, and had problems. Then she tested positive for COVID in the hospital. They made my son take the baby home because he couldn't go back to the nursery and couldn't stay with mom, who had an infection and was still in the hospital for a few more days. It's been real, folks. But, mom is slowly getting better. Thankfully, she was asymptomatic and the rest of us didn't need to get tested, which was a medical concern. 
    Nana introduced him to Blondie's 'The Tide is High' and is writing a list of future lessons in rock and roll. She also informed him that her name is 'Nana' and not 'grandma.' Shallow, I know, but there it is.

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    mrmarklin reacted to laronius in Was Jesus married   
    God is a title. I don't know how I would even define it specifically. But it encompasses the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost notwithstanding their varying roles and missions. And while there is much we do not know about who the Holy Ghost is we do believe that he will have all the blessings, such as eternal marriage, made available to him at some point.
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    mrmarklin reacted to Traveler in Backdoor Gun Control   
    I am personally convinced that the only reason to limit a lawful citizen's 2nd Amendment rights is a precursor (intent) for the removal of additional rights.   In addition - politicians threatening the 2nd Amendment - I believe is an indication of being controlled by "secret combinations" such as drug cartels - especially if they are also for open borders, abolishing ICE, defunding the Police and so on and so on.  The trend is obvious where their true loyalties lie. 
     
    The Traveler
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    mrmarklin reacted to CV75 in Apocryphal Prophecies   
    I think the prophets of the Restoration build upon their predecessors' bona fide instructions from the Lord. Those things that are meant to be perpetuated would be preserved and acted upon (for example, the First Vision, Restoration of the Priesthood, other canonized visions and revelations, etc.).
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    mrmarklin reacted to Grunt in Sacrament Talk   
    You should be wishing THEM luck.  They've unleashed the beast.
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    mrmarklin reacted to NeedleinA in Getting Out of a Business Partnership   
    If I were in this position, I would consider these recent events to be a blessing. Meaning, now is the time to bail. To have such a fundamental difference of business perspective and a major ownership blindside, he is doing you a favor by dropping these bombs on you now... before you put up 50% of the money. Good person or not, his success or not, helping others or not... your obligation is to you and your family first. If he is willing to drop bombs on you after years of working on this, he will do it again and again.
    Kindly invite him to remove his stuff from your shed by "x" deadline. Leaving his stuff in your shed is bad idea for a variety of reasons.
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    mrmarklin got a reaction from scottyg in If you inherited 5 million dollars   
    Other than possibly being more charitable, my lifestyle would not change. I’d have more invested😀
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    mrmarklin reacted to pam in Kamala Harris? Really?   
    I love Candace Owens.
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    mrmarklin got a reaction from Fether in Gold Hits Record High and Surpasses 1,900 Dollars Per Ounce   
    Unless you are a market insider you cannot time the market. And even then.............
    If you want to sell high and buy low, get into a “balanced” Mutual Fund. This is your best chance.  And even then...........
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    mrmarklin got a reaction from NeuroTypical in socialism   
    This is a true Story.
     
    I was in Switzerland last September 2019 eating in a nice restaurant in Lucerne with several friends.  The conversation varied, but at one point I held out against Socialism and railed against the evilness of it.  Topics were changed and we went on to other subjects.
    As we were eating dessert, a couple came to the table and stated that they had overheard the conversation about the evils of Socialism.  They were from Russia, and had lived there during the Soviet period.  Now living in Chicago, they stated that anyone who has lived in a socialist society hates socialism.  They hated it, that's why they emigrated from Russia as soon as they could.  They came to hate their local politicians in Chicago, and were looking to leave there as well.
    No one who has lived through what happened behind the Iron Curtain likes socialism except the ones who had privileged positions in those societies.
    As far as the NHS goes, I have been in the UK many, many, times and have some good friends there.  My friends wife made a very good living selling...………….wait for it...…………...Health Insurance!  The NHS is not for everyone for sure.
    Also it is a big political football.  Almost daily in the press the NHS has front page headlines.  Good or bad depending on the POV of the newspaper.  So why any  normal government would want to take on the responsibility for the general health of their population is beyond me.  A way to buy votes, I assume.
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    mrmarklin got a reaction from NeuroTypical in socialism   
    This is a true Story.
     
    I was in Switzerland last September 2019 eating in a nice restaurant in Lucerne with several friends.  The conversation varied, but at one point I held out against Socialism and railed against the evilness of it.  Topics were changed and we went on to other subjects.
    As we were eating dessert, a couple came to the table and stated that they had overheard the conversation about the evils of Socialism.  They were from Russia, and had lived there during the Soviet period.  Now living in Chicago, they stated that anyone who has lived in a socialist society hates socialism.  They hated it, that's why they emigrated from Russia as soon as they could.  They came to hate their local politicians in Chicago, and were looking to leave there as well.
    No one who has lived through what happened behind the Iron Curtain likes socialism except the ones who had privileged positions in those societies.
    As far as the NHS goes, I have been in the UK many, many, times and have some good friends there.  My friends wife made a very good living selling...………….wait for it...…………...Health Insurance!  The NHS is not for everyone for sure.
    Also it is a big political football.  Almost daily in the press the NHS has front page headlines.  Good or bad depending on the POV of the newspaper.  So why any  normal government would want to take on the responsibility for the general health of their population is beyond me.  A way to buy votes, I assume.
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    mrmarklin got a reaction from NeuroTypical in socialism   
    This is a true Story.
     
    I was in Switzerland last September 2019 eating in a nice restaurant in Lucerne with several friends.  The conversation varied, but at one point I held out against Socialism and railed against the evilness of it.  Topics were changed and we went on to other subjects.
    As we were eating dessert, a couple came to the table and stated that they had overheard the conversation about the evils of Socialism.  They were from Russia, and had lived there during the Soviet period.  Now living in Chicago, they stated that anyone who has lived in a socialist society hates socialism.  They hated it, that's why they emigrated from Russia as soon as they could.  They came to hate their local politicians in Chicago, and were looking to leave there as well.
    No one who has lived through what happened behind the Iron Curtain likes socialism except the ones who had privileged positions in those societies.
    As far as the NHS goes, I have been in the UK many, many, times and have some good friends there.  My friends wife made a very good living selling...………….wait for it...…………...Health Insurance!  The NHS is not for everyone for sure.
    Also it is a big political football.  Almost daily in the press the NHS has front page headlines.  Good or bad depending on the POV of the newspaper.  So why any  normal government would want to take on the responsibility for the general health of their population is beyond me.  A way to buy votes, I assume.
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    mrmarklin got a reaction from laronius in Book of Mormon white supremacy??   
    The idea of racism in the BoM is ridiculous. 
     
    Throughout the book all the prophecies regard both Nephites an Lamanites as descendants of Israel. This despite skin coloration 
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    mrmarklin reacted to milipedefantasies in Pornography Addiction   
    You've been dating for six months and want to marry him? RUN. 
     
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    mrmarklin reacted to Vort in Book of Mormon white supremacy??   
    Queolby does not engage in conversation, ever. Go back and check his posting history. He raises what he apparently sees as "controversial" topics, often disguised as "investigator questions" or "someone asked me this online," then sits back to enjoy the show. This thread continues that pattern. In my opinion, the mods should resolve this problem once and for all.
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    mrmarklin reacted to anatess2 in friend warry of LDS because it was founded by a pedophile?   
    And atheists like Dawkins too.
    That's funny that CARM calls Joseph Smith a pedophile when Christian Apologetics place Mary's age as between 12-14 when she got married to Joseph.
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    mrmarklin reacted to Traveler in .   
    When government decides not to uphold the law and to not protect property - What else is it for?
     
    The Traveler
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    mrmarklin reacted to Grunt in Twitter vs The White House   
    I wouldn't have.  If they're going to be censors, they should be liable.
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    mrmarklin reacted to anatess2 in Mormon Enigma   
    They already got that after declaring themselves Trinitarian.