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    best Wii games

    My wife and I like Tetris Party.
  2. Awesome song...awesome cover. FTR: original material by Metallica would be Of Wolf and Man
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    What are your views on ghosts?

    Share with us what you believe.
  4. I've been married 21.5 years to a sister missionary from my mission. We did not really meet until we were both home. I knew who she was, she knew who I was, but there was no connection in the field. We actually met at a mission get together about a year after she was home and six months after I was home. Same thing with my cousin, who happened to serve in my mission as well. They are at 22.5 years. There was a third "couple" from our mission who are now divorced.
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    Sources for Supplies

    Great resource list. Why don't you post it over at GLO too? I'm the Stake Welfare Specialist and we have been focused the last year on emergency plans for the wards. The last little while I've been feeling like we need to focus on food storage for the wards.
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    Which ones have you read?

    I've read about 30 of them.
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    Wonderful Photos of mountain ranges

    I'm disappointed that the Ruby Mountains were left out. My favorite range by far. We used to have a cabin in Thomas Canyon.
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    To stay or to go.

    He hit you once...he will do something physical again. Report it to the police when it happens again.
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    Car Registration Difficulties

    Call DMV and ask them what they want from you. It would really suck to have to go back a second time.
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    If you were at Hogwarts

    I'm a muggle. I can't do magic. I don't think Hogwarts will let me in. Your in-depth results are: Gryffindor - 13 Hufflepuff - 10 Ravenclaw - 10 Slytherin - 9
  11. Pretty clear cut evidence that they are gathered "somewhere" as a body, probably in the North. Joseph Fielding Smith, The Signs of the Times, p. 185-186. “First let us say something further about the restoration of the ten ‘lost tribes of Israel.’ Strange to say, notwithstanding all that has been written, there are many members of the Church who think that these ‘lost tribes’ were scattered among the nations and are now being gathered out and are found through all the stakes and branches of the Church. They reach this conclusion because the general opinion is that these tribes went into the North, and it is the northern countries from whence most of gathered Israel has been found. . . .Whether these tribes are in the north or not, I am not prepared to say. As I said before, they are ‘lost’ and until the Lord wishes it, they will not be found. All that I know about it is what the Lord has revealed, and He declares that they will come from the North. He has also made it very clear and definite that these lost people are separate and apart from the scattered Israelites now being gathered out. If this be not true, then the commission of Moses to the Prophet Joseph Smith is without meaning, wherein we read: ‘Moses appeared before us, and committed unto us the keys of the gathering of Israel from the four parts of the earth, and the leading of the ten tribes from the land of the north.’ The statement that the tribes are to be led from the north harmonizes perfectly with the words of Jeremiah (Jer. 16:14-15) and Section 133, verses 26 to 34.” Joseph Fielding Smith, The Signs of the Times, p. 187-188. “Another striking statement pointing to the fact that these people are now in a body in preparation for their return is the statement by the Prophet Joseph Smith at the conference held in Kirtland, June 3 to 6, 1831. At this conference the Prophet said: ‘John the Revelator was then among the ten tribes of Israel who had been led away by Shalmaneser, king of Assyria, to prepare them for their return from their long dispersion.’ The Savior also bore witness that these tribes were in a body like the Nephites and he would visit them. (3 Nephi 15:20 and 16:1-4.)”
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    I had some thoughts on this topic. But then I read through what devolved into a pontificating pissing contest. So I think I will pass on sharing my thoughts.
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    November 8-11 Events?

    My fear is that on the 12th they are going to take our Glocks away and make us carry *gasp*...Springfields. The HORROR...the SHAME!!!
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    Messed up!

    You've been offered some really good advice. I'm not going to add to the advice, I'm going to give you another perspective. I am a police officer. I have lost track of the number of suicides I have responded to (dozens). The devastation to families and friends is beyond words to describe. Suicide has destroyed many families, marriages and other people's lives. It may be the end for the "victim", it is the beginning of lifelong trauma for everyone else. Some food for thought to go with the advice given.
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    Living a Secret Life...

    You just never know what may happen in your family. I come from a part member family. My grandparents were members, but fell away in thier early 20's. 60+ years later after my grandfather died, my grandmother decided she needed to return to church. She has been faithfully active for the last several years now. She said that my mom and I were part of the reason (being active). You will find a way to preserve your marriage and live your returning faith.
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    Your opinion counts!

    "our" song? Forget that and get matching Glocks. A much better way to celebrate.
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    advise DESPERATLY needed

    Was this while still suffering from the schizophrenia? Mental health issues will be a factor in how you choose to deal with what has happened. While it should not be an excuse, it can't be discounted completely either. Talk to your bishop for guidance.
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    LDS tattoo ideas

    Porter Rockwell with a pair of crossed pistols underneath.
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    Are you dressed up, for Halloween, today?

    Not at work, but I did for the evening.
  20. Me too. I didn't ask, it wasn't his choice to make. (21 years and 2 sons)
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    Is our food storage safe

    Prophets and apostles telling you to do it isn't enough?
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    Is our food storage safe

    From an article I wrote on self defense: Several years ago there was a program on KATU TV in Portland, Oregon. The show was called Town Hall. The host was a man named Jack Faust. He did a show covering the topic of Emergency Preparedness. He had guests on who spoke about what kinds of preparations they had made. One of his guests made a chilling statement, "I don't have to have supplies, but I know where he lives (pointing to the previous man). I have plenty of guns and ammunition. I plan to go take his stuff to support my family". He was not joking, but was dead serious about using force to take what he needed from someone else to take of his family. Let me reiterate, there are people out there who will hurt you and take what you have because they can. There are lots of them who live in Salt Lake County. I know, I have talked with and arrested many of them. What if you had to deal with someone like that on your own? Are you prepared? Here is another thought. I have spoken with people who have seen the next item happening at gun shows they have attended. Not too long ago, just prior to the Y2K scare, there was a group of individuals that were selling lists of "known" Mormons. They were selling Stake and Ward congregation directories. The idea behind this was, Don't worry about preparing yourselves, just use your guns to take what someone else has already prepared.
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    I've lived in and out of Utah, both as a youth and adult. The culture was the same. I take that back, those outside of Utah like to talk about "Utah Mormons", otherwise it has been the same.
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    It is a great place to live and raise a family. This is absurd. LDS culture is the same everywhere.