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    Packing heat at church

    Law enforcement are exempt.
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    Packing heat at church

    Your 2nd Amendment right does not trump someone else's right. The church has the right to ban someone from carrying on their property if they want to. Private property. Just like I can tell you not to pack on my property if I want. Just because you have the right to keep and bear arms, does not give you the right to carry one anywhere you want. Edited to Add: I had not read funkytown's post before I posted. We are saying the same thing.
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    Clearguard for vehicle?

    We have put it on two new cars we have purchased. We bought both through Mark Miller Toyota. I'm not sure who they have it done through, but we have not had any problems.
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    "Ghost Hunters" type shows and the gospel

    I find these shows mildy entertaining "brain candy." I listen to a lot of podcasts at work of what I call "kook radio." They fall into the paranormal brain candy category. I do believe that there is something to many of these sorts of encounters. I believe the source of these encounters is satan and his minions, and their agenda in these displays can vary from deception to distraction to invitation to darker things. There was a time when I wanted to participate in these "hunts". I wanted to know how much of it was real and how much faked by the investigators. I never did go out, mostly because I did not think a priesthood holder should be choosing to deliberately go out and interact (potentially) with the powers of darkness.
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    Violence: Worse than pornography?

    I thank every vet I see. They deserve the acknowledgement. I spoke one night with a WWII vet. He was a B-17 pilot. His two brothers were landing on Normandy below him on D-Day. One was infantry the other one was a medic. The infantry brother was shot on the beach and ended up in a casualty collection point where his medic brother treated his wounds. All three survived D-Day. It was a pretty cool story to hear him talk about.
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    Temple Recommends & Misdemeanors

    Very few traffic violations are anything other then infractions. What was he charged with and in what state?
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    Violence: Worse than pornography?

    That is only partially correct. I work in a profession where I see the worst in humanity, including the aftermath of extreme violence. Sometimes I have to use violence to make an arrest. My wife commented once that we become desensitized to the things we see and sometimes do. I think of it as a blessing. It allows me to compartmentalize things so I can do my job. It does not make me beyond feeling. Little children as victims still bother me every time. But, I can "turn on a switch" that allows me to do what I have to do and stay mentally sane. I love the movies Blackhawk Down and Band of Brothers. Private Ryan is up there too. For me, they show men of courage and conviction that I can relate to in some ways and look up to in many ways. There are other movies that do not have anything redeeming in them. The "slasher" flicks fall into that category. I think the context of movie determines whether or not there is value.
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    Weird Dreams

    I dream big time action movies. Imagine Aliens vs. Predator, mixed in with the Normandy Beach scene from Saving Private Ryan, with a few vampires, werewolves and other assorted nasties mixed in. I'm always involved in the middle of the action and often my friends and co-workers are helping out.
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    #10 cans vs. pales?

    I've found more debris in my cannery wheat then any other brand I've purchased. Bosch.
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    other preparedness forums you visit

    LDS GLO is where I spent the majority of my time for message boards. I'm occasionally on Zion's Camp too. I won't participate in sites that charge me. I've listened to the survivalpodcast as well and poked around many of the other mentioned boards.
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    Child Allergies

    My mother had apricot allergies. It caused her to have hives. They come and go now in her life and it has been 30+ years. Several years ago I had an allergic reaction to a medication. I got a nasty case of hives. I get them now at random, for no reason I can determine. They come and go. I use cortizone topically to take care of them.
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    How many of you...

    Actuallly that one has been fulfilled. Pres. Hinckley, General Conference October 2001 Living in the Fulness of Times
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    How many of you...

    ednoonan7 some civility in your approach would take your message further.
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    How many of you...

    I'm curious how those of you who say there is no global secret combination reconcile your belief which is contrary to the words of a prophet of God? These are the words of Ezra Taft Benson. I don't think he could be much clearer then this.
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    How many of you...

    A long but worthwhile read. The New World Order An Analysis for Latter-day Saints From The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dedicated to William Tyndale who was martyred in 1536 for printing the words of the prophets without permission. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In Germany, in 1524, William Tyndale completed the first printed English New Testament. Six thousand copies were smuggled into England, but anyone found in possession of one had to relinquish it for burning or face excommunication from the church. Tyndale continued his work on the Old Testament, living like a fugitive, until he was finally arrested and jailed. In October of 1536, he was martyred at the request of the English authorities. (See Lenet H. Read, "How the Bible Came to Be, Part 6: No Price Too Great," Ensign, July 1982, pp. 45-47.) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Prepared and Published in September 1992 by R. Gary Shapiro, Kaysville, Utah 84037 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Printed in the United States of America -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Preface The Apostle Paul wrote 14 of 27 books in the New Testament, two of them before his ordination to the apostleship. He traveled the world as an apostle for approximately 13 years. Many of Bruce R. McConkie's writings, including his oft-quoted Mormon Doctrine, were published before his call to the apostleship. He served as an apostle for just under 13 years. Neither of these two apostles became President of the Church. Yet today nearly every Church lesson manual and magazine contains quotations from both of them. Ezra Taft Benson has served as an apostle for 49 years. In 1985, he became President of the Church. Missionaries and Church members around the world, young and old alike, bear frequent and solemn testimony that Ezra Taft Benson is a Prophet of God. This booklet is about some of Ezra Taft Benson's less popular teachings. In the first chapter, we examine the importance of the Prophet's teachings, whether popular or unpopular. Here we find that our only safety lies in following the Prophet. Even when some are embarrassed by what he says, we can be sure that God sustains him and expects us as individuals to follow him. No living person or group of persons has authority from God to question the Prophet's teachings. In the second chapter, we review some of the Prophet's teachings about our national Constitution. His concerns about internationalist proposals to abandon our nationhood make it unmistakably clear that the emerging New World Order imperils the Constitution. A significant part of his 49 year ministry has been directed toward preserving the U.S. Constitution. The third chapter evaluates several warnings from the Prophet about an international conspiracy and its efforts to overthrow Constitutional freedoms in all countries and rule the world. These warnings have caused embarrassment among some members of the Church and have received limited attention in Church curriculum materials. Some Church members go so far as to belittle the idea of a conspiracy to overthrow the Constitution. Those who would mock the words of the Prophet should carefully consider the Lord's warning: "Fools mock, but they shall mourn." (Ether 12:26.) During the 1960s, it was suggested by some that Communism was not actually being run from Moscow or Peking, but was being run by a conspiracy of influential and widely respected non- Communists from within the United States and Europe. The term Insiders has been used to refer to members of this conspiracy. During the 1970s, Ezra Taft Benson frequently recommended a certain book about these Insiders and their efforts to establish a New World Order. The last chapter of this booklet contains excerpts from that book. Regardless of how you have felt about Ezra Taft Benson's political views in the past, you ought to consider them carefully now because God simply does not call as Prophets men who preach false doctrine. Full article: The New World Order An Analysis for Latter-day Saints from the Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson
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    How many of you...

    I think they have a great deal of influence and control over many events, but do not have a complete stranglehold yet. If we do not do something about our political choices, we will live to see and regret thier control. J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Conference Report, April 1944, p.116. “Brethren, let us think about that, because I say unto you with all the soberness I can, that we stand in danger of losing our liberties, and that once lost, only blood will bring them back; and once lost, we of this Church will, in order to keep the Church going forward, have more sacrifices to make and more persecutions to endure than we have yet known, heavy as our sacrifices and grievous as our persecutions of the past have been.”
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    How many of you...

    I think it is pretty clear there is a global organized secret combination. Ezra Taft Benson, Conference Report, October 1961, p. 70. “Today the devil as a wolf in a supposedly new suit of sheep's clothing is enticing some men, both in and out of the Church, to parrot his line by advocating planned government guaranteed security programs at the expense of our liberties. Latter-day Saints should be reminded how and why they voted as they did in heaven. If some have decided to change their vote they should repent—throw their support on the side of freedom—and cease promoting this subversion. . . . He (Moroni) foresaw the rise of a great world-wide secret combination. . .He warned each gentile nation of the last days to purge itself of this gigantic criminal conspiracy which would seek to rule the world. . . .The Prophet Moroni described how the secret combination would take over a country and then fight the work of God, persecute the righteous, and murder those who resisted. Moroni therefore proceeded to describe the workings of the ancient ‘secret combinations’ so that modern man could recognize this great political conspiracy in the last days. . . . The Prophet Moroni seemed greatly exercised lest in our day we might not be able to recognize the startling fact that the same secret societies which destroyed the Jaredites and decimated numerous kingdoms of both Nephites and Lamanites would be precisely the same form of criminal conspiracy which would rise up among the gentile nations in this day.”
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    Keeping kids out of the mess

    You indicated you are thinking about giving him another chance. You also said in the OP this: He isn't done cheating. There is no reason for him to have a password that you don't have access to. My wife has access to a word document on the computer that has every variation of passwords that I use on any accounts I have. I only have two usernames I ever use, so she can check on anything at any time, including my email. The exception is my work laptop which is passworded for security purposes, including BCI access. I will log onto the laptop anytime she wants if she feels the need to poke around. She just doesn't have access to secure programs I use at work. How you tell your kids what is going on partially depends on how old they are. I would make one suggestion, no matter what their age is. Do not use them as a weapon/tool against your husband (ex-husband?). You will harm your kids far more then you could ever harm him.
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    The national debt

    They just raised the debt ceiling. Brilliant. Let's spend more money so we can get out of debt.
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    5 items only, the economies shut-down

    Yes that is accurate. The person who will take your food, would have a high liklihood of moving on to physical action against their victim. A burglary while you are gone is not the same as a home invasion robbery while you are there. Not unrelated to rape and murder.
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    #10 cans vs. pales?

    You can buy it from the cannery both ways. I have purchased their wheat in #10 cans and also in the 50 lb. bags and put it in buckets myself. I think the most important thing to remember about cannery wheat is that it has only been cleaned one time. Most other brands of wheat you buy has been cleaned 2 or 3 times. The reason this is important is putting cannery wheat in some of the higher end electric grinders will void the warranty. For example, we purchased a Bosch a couple years ago and they told us any use of the cannery wheat voids the factory warranty. I also have purchased some other brands of wheat which is what we grind in the Bosch. If we ever have to use the cannery wheat I have a hand grinder that we will use.
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    LMM: any idea why my cylon kitten eye is stationary? I used the same .gif from GLO.
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    I joined the board a few months ago and just now have gotten around to looking around. I'm LDS, I grew up in a part member family, RM (Pennsylvania Philadelphia), married 21 years, two sons, love soccer (Manchester United), music (Rush and BOC my faves), reading books, shooting guns & I teach emergency preparedness in my stake. That is me in a nutshell. LoudMouthMormon knows me from a couple of other boards.
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    1 Year Food Storage &Personal Products Questions

    When I started looking to store non-food products I tracked what my family used in a month. Then I multiplied by 12 and had my figure to work towards. Some things I guesstimated. Items like OTC painkillers etc.