mordorbund

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    mordorbund reacted to Carborendum in Your thoughts please?   
    He didn't say "community service".
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Carborendum in Tax refunds   
    Are you a member of the Tea Party? I hear they’ve been yanked around by the IRS in the past.
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    mordorbund reacted to askandanswer in Celebrity Doppelganger   
    is this you or Mr Fitzgerald? I haven't seen either so I'm not quite sure who this is.
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Vort in Neuro's seitch for fremen fanboys   
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Vort in Temples And Protection   
    Some time ago I saw a video giving a guided virtual tour through the ancient tabernacle. Although the ritual described was different from the rituals we have today, it showed that the underlying meaning remains largely the same though the symbols themselves have been changed.
    If I were a helpful person I would link to the video so @Jonah and others could watch it for themselves.
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Vort in Temples And Protection   
    Some time ago I saw a video giving a guided virtual tour through the ancient tabernacle. Although the ritual described was different from the rituals we have today, it showed that the underlying meaning remains largely the same though the symbols themselves have been changed.
    If I were a helpful person I would link to the video so @Jonah and others could watch it for themselves.
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    mordorbund reacted to anatess2 in SCOTUS rules for Religious Institutions TWICE today   
    @prisonchaplain, this should make your day, yes?
    https://www.supremecourt.gov/
    Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru (19-267) The First Amendment’s Religion Clauses foreclose the adjudication of the employment-discrimination claims of Catholic school teachers Morrissey-Berru and Biel.   Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania (19-431) The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury had authority under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 to promulgate rules exempting employers with religious or moral objections from providing contraceptive coverage to their employees; and those rules satisfy the Administrative Procedure Act’s notice requirements.
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    mordorbund reacted to Just_A_Guy in Temples And Protection   
    No one said they are *exactly* alike in every way.  What I said was:
    It had a Holy of Holies, which like modern celestial rooms represented coming back into the presence of the very throne of God.
    The specific uses of the various rooms, and the liturgies themselves, differ widely between modern LDS temples and ancient Israelitish ones.  But both, speaking broadly, housed a series of rituals in which a human symbolically draws ever-nearer to, and eventually returns to, the presence of God Himself.  
    Others can enter those rooms to receive specific ordinances under apostolic authority (which ordinances are not liturgically the same as those performed by the ancient “high priests” of the Aaronic order in an ancient “Holy of Holies”).  And in modern practice many (most) of these rooms even double as sealing rooms under ordinary circumstances (though the one in the Salt Lake Temple does not).
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Carborendum in Temples And Protection   
    Fun fact: because of the symbolism of the temple at the time of Jesus, pre-Restoration women cannot get into heaven. Access is only limited to the ancient high priests 😪.
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Carborendum in Temples And Protection   
    Fun fact: because of the symbolism of the temple at the time of Jesus, pre-Restoration women cannot get into heaven. Access is only limited to the ancient high priests 😪.
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    mordorbund reacted to Carborendum in Ignorance is sad, but stupid is unfixable   
    Every company that I've ever worked for states its "governing values" which will include some type of "code of ethics."  Most of them nowadays have some sort of political correctness about them.  Some of them, I agree with; some, I don't.
    While I agree that each company has the right to declare its governing values and the right to fire someone over them, I believe it is a greater commentary on society as a whole when people get fired for the wrong reasons.
    Any company that feels it's ok to fire someone because they happened to be proud of their nuclear family deserves to be shamed.  But when society does not respond that way, the company has no motivation to change.
    The fact that more and more companies are adopting a progressive mindset and values system is merely a symptom.  It is not the disease.
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    mordorbund reacted to prisonchaplain in Ignorance is sad, but stupid is unfixable   
    I'm remembering the guy who participated in an organized LGBT messes with Chick Fil-A day. All LGBT and allies were encouraged to go through the drive-through at a Chick Fil-A and order water. This fellow decided to confront the 17-year-old minor, working the drive-through, berating her for working for such an evil, homophobic company. The worker remained professional throughout, repeatedly saying that she recognized that people had varying political views, but that she was happy to serve him water on this day, and hoped the rest of it would be pleasant. Apparently believing he had successfully educated the young lady, this guy posts a video of the encounter on YouTube--never realizing just how much of a jerk he came across as being. Turns out he was a VP in a pretty prestigious company. Was. Within a day he was fired. He didn't represent their values, you see. In the mean time, the minor got to appear on some pretty cool talk shows, and kept her professionalism--taught by Chick Fil-A--throughout them all.
    The private company's firing of the jerk was its exercise of free speech. We're never protected from embarrassing our employers.
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    mordorbund reacted to Vort in Church has issued a statement on Covid-19   
    Wait a minute. By definition, all diseases cause sickness, and almost all sometimes cause death. Yet we do not go to inordinate lengths to avoid catching diseases in general. We realize that diseases are an unavoidable part of life. We don't want to live our lives inside a plastic bubble, so we accept the risk inherent with living and breathing. In the very recent past, people would often expose their young children to the so-called childhood diseases to give them immunity. How is today fundamentally different from that?
    What happened to "flatten the curve"? A few months ago, we were all carefully lectured to so that we would understand that catching this infection was ultimately unavoidable. The whole "flatten the curve" effort was to keep so many people from catching it at once that the hospitals would be overrun and people who needed respirators would die without them.
    Right? Am I misremembering? Pretty sure I am not. And the curve has been flattened.
    So whence this terror of getting sick?
    If getting the flu were inevitable, and the alternative to getting the flu now were to sit at home as much as possible, always wear a mask whenever interacting in public, skip Church for months on end. and watch our economy go quickly to pot, then you bet I would intentionally go get the flu.
    Because it's inevitable. Remember? Inevitable. That means you're going to get it eventually. The only way to avoid that is to take outrageous precautions and seriously increase intrusive government intervention into our lives (and even that is doomed ultimately to failure).
    Over the decades and centuries, men have died in battle to preserve our freedoms. If we are so pathetically cowardly that we accept the loss of our liberties and the ravaging of our economy and of society itself in hopes of living a little longer than we otherwise might, then we deserve the slavery that will result.
    Yes, I think licking a toilet seat is stupid. What does that have to do with the general idea of "get sick, get over it, and increase the herd immunity so we can get back to living normally"?
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    mordorbund got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Temples And Protection   
    https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/video/old-testament-visual-resources/2011-03-045-the-tabernacle?lang=eng
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    mordorbund reacted to Carborendum in Ignorance is sad, but stupid is unfixable   
    I'm surprised that this isn't considered inherent in the Constitution.
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    mordorbund reacted to Vort in Victory Garden   
    I do not.
    Did I mention that I'm  the product of American public education?
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    mordorbund reacted to Vort in Tucker Carlson, Rayshard Brooks, Garrett Rolfe and Mike Braun   
    Here it is. I believe I copied this from a @mirkwood post on this forum. I have lightly edited it, formatting it into paragraphs for clarity. The DA, Paul Howard, seems to be a piece of work.
    Statement from former APD Officer Garrett Rolfe's new criminal defense team
    I’ve been prosecuting or defending Georgians in the criminal justice system for 25 years. But never in my career have I seen a District Attorney act so unethically without regard for his professional obligations in pursuit of reelection. Twice in the past few weeks Paul Howard has put his own ambitions ahead of the good of his constituents as he seeks to capitalize on a series of national tragedies. Under Georgia’s Rule of Professional Conduct 3.8, Paul Howard is prohibited from making “extrajudicial comments that have a substantial likelihood of heightening public condemnation of the accused.” In fact, he is only permitted to inform the “pubic of the nature and extent” of his actions “that serve a legitimate law enforcement purpose.” He has violated that rule today and also made blatant false statements. He has also acted rashly, before the official investigation has been completed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).
    Had Paul Howard waited for the GBI to complete its investigation he would have learned that while Rayshard Brooks’ death was tragic, Officer Garrett Rolfe’s actions were justified under Georgia law and that there is no legal basis to charge him with 11 felonies. On June 12, 2020, Officer Brosnan responded to a call that a person was passed out in a car at a Wendy’s. Suspecting that the driver, Rayshard Brooks, was drunk, Officer Brosnan requested the assistance of an officer with specialized training in conducting DUI investigations: Officer Rolfe. The DUI investigation that followed was routine, and at the end of it, Officer Rolfe determined that he had probable cause to arrest Mr. Brooks. No one is disputing that probable cause existed for Mr. Brooks’ arrest. And there is no argument that Officer Rolfe was anything other than courteous to Mr. Brooks over the course of their encounter. There is also no dispute that, up until the moment of his arrest, Mr. Brooks, too, was polite and cooperative. Suddenly, something changed. Mr. Brooks began to struggle with, and attack, both Officer Brosnan and Officer Rolfe. Under Georgia law, Mr. Brooks’ forceful resistance to arrest, and his attack on the officers, constituted felony obstruction. All Georgia citizens, including police officers, are entitled to use force to defend themselves from forcible felonies. Over the course of the encounter, Officers Brosnan and Rolfe attempted to use the least amount of force necessary to end the encounter and ensure their safety, while Mr. Brooks continued to escalate, until he at last he punched Officer Rolfe in the face, a second felony. Then, Mr. Brooks took Officer Brosnan’s TASER, a third felony. A TASER is an offensive weapon under Georgia law and has been declared to be a deadly weapon by Paul Howard; in fact, one of his investigators swore that a TASER is a deadly weapon before the Honorable Belinda Edwards on June 2, 2020.
    One video shows Mr. Brooks pointing the TASER at Officer Brosnan’s head, and Officer Brosnan’s lawyer stated that Mr. Brooks shot Officer Brosnan with the TASER, a fourth felony. At that point, Officer Rolfe deployed his TASER, but it had no effect. Mr. Brooks began running through the parking lot armed with Officer Brosnan’s TASER. But he wanted to deter pursuit. So instead of continuing to run, he paused, reached back, pointed, and fired what we now know was Officer Brosnan’s TASER at Officer Rolfe; this was an additional aggravated assault, a fifth felony. Officer Rolfe heard a sound like a gunshot and saw a flash in front of him, and so he did what any officer in that situation would do: He dropped his TASER, pulled his gun, and fired it at Mr. Brooks. Mr. Brooks fell to the ground, Officer Rolfe gathered himself, and then he immediately called for EMS and began life-saving measures.
    That Officer Rolfe was justified is clear under Georgia law. A police officer may use deadly force to apprehend a suspected felon when the officer reasonably believes that the suspect possesses a deadly weapon or any object, device, or instrument which, when used offensively against a person, is likely to or actually does result in serious bodily injury; when the officer reasonably believes that the suspect poses an immediate threat of physical violence to the officer or others; or when there is probable cause to believe that the suspect has committed a crime involving the infliction or threatened infliction of serious physical harm. When Mr. Brooks chose to attack two officers, to disarm one of them, and to point and fire a deadly weapon at Officer Rolfe, he took their lives, and his own, into his hands. He took the risk that their justified response might be a deadly one.
    Nobody is here to applaud the death of Mr. Brooks. He was a father, he was a member of his community, and his death was a tragedy. But not every tragedy is a crime. Time and again in this country, we have used tragic deaths to push for new and harsher prosecutions and for less empathy for the accused. But following every sad event with yet another prosecution isn’t an end to this cycle— it is simply another aspect of its continuation. Although we can all understand the grief of Mr. Brooks’ family, Officer Rolfe’s actions were justified by the law. But Paul Howard’s choice to charge him is justified only by his hopes to improve his performance against Fani Willis in the upcoming runoff election. I will be joined by Bill Thomas of the W.H. Thomas Firm in defending Garrett Rolfe in reference to the criminal charges and we will announce the rest of our team at a later date.
    Noah H. Pines Ross & Pines, LLC
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    mordorbund reacted to Vort in Tucker Carlson, Rayshard Brooks, Garrett Rolfe and Mike Braun   
    1. The ACLU, which skews pretty hard to the left, disagrees with your assessment about the lethality of a taser.
    2. In a previous case involving a charge of police brutality, a Georgia DA argued that, under Georgia state law, a taser is a lethal weapon. What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
    3. I realize your comparison of a taser's lethal potential to that of a "broken water pistol" was hyperbole, but in this case it's particularly unhelpful hyperbole.
    4. This was not a "Judge Dredd-style execution". The cop did not stand over the downed perpetrator and put a bullet in his skull. He fired on a perpetrator who was pointing a stolen police weapon at him.
    5. Second-guessing what a cop "should have done" is a fun game to play, especially for those who hate cops. It's a completely different game when you're the one being shot at and absorbing the punches.
     
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    mordorbund reacted to Jonah in Nephi, Mahonri, and Cowdery   
    Sometimes God answers prayers for healing with a 'no' or 'not yet'.   It might help if you remind that
    person of the trials Job went through - Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him
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    mordorbund got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Temples And Protection   
    https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/video/old-testament-visual-resources/2011-03-045-the-tabernacle?lang=eng
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    mordorbund got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Temples And Protection   
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