mirkwood

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    mirkwood reacted to prisonchaplain in WHO do they think they are?   
    Forcible removal due to catching a sickness that is a worldwide pandemic vs. removal of a child due to abuse/severe neglect? There is no equivalence of morality or governance here. None.
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    mirkwood got a reaction from MormonGator in It's hard to stay non-partisan in a heavily polarized environment   
    Crap, four hours too late.
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    mirkwood got a reaction from MormonGator in It's hard to stay non-partisan in a heavily polarized environment   
    Crap, four hours too late.
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    mirkwood got a reaction from MormonGator in It's hard to stay non-partisan in a heavily polarized environment   
    Crap, four hours too late.
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    mirkwood reacted to prisonchaplain in It's hard to stay non-partisan in a heavily polarized environment   
    Y'all do realize that I don't know all the anti-church tropes yet. You probably shouldn't be feeding my imagination.
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    mirkwood reacted to MormonGator in It's hard to stay non-partisan in a heavily polarized environment   
    I thought he was talking about my spring break years. Not my genocide years. @Midwest LDS, you aren't doing a good job of keeping my war crimes private. I need a new propaganda minster. @mirkwood, take him to the guillotine!   
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    mirkwood reacted to MormonGator in It's hard to stay non-partisan in a heavily polarized environment   
    All of my indiscretions are public. I'll freely admit them, and I'm proud of most of them. 😉
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    mirkwood reacted to Carborendum in A fun quarantine game I play with my wife   
    I was going to start a new thread.  But I decided it fits with this comment.
    I found the following item in the kitchen today.

    Apparently it is a "watering can" made by my 8 yo "Bumble Bee." 
    I remarked,"Ok, I guess it would be useful if you dip it into the pond then drop the water into the garden, back and forth."  I noted a weakness in the design due to a hole placed at the level of the hollow handle.
    My wife informed me,"That's not a handle. It's the spout."  I burst out in laughter at a "spout" that holds more volume than the container itself.
    It is just this kind of stuff that I often miss out on when I'm working all the time.  I have the cutest kids.
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    mirkwood got a reaction from SilentOne in A fun quarantine game I play with my wife   
    Why are you doing it like that?
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    mirkwood reacted to Vort in A fun quarantine game I play with my wife   
    You wanna play too?
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    mirkwood got a reaction from SilentOne in A fun quarantine game I play with my wife   
    Why are you doing it like that?
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    mirkwood got a reaction from SilentOne in A fun quarantine game I play with my wife   
    Why are you doing it like that?
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    mirkwood reacted to NeuroTypical in It's hard to stay non-partisan in a heavily polarized environment   
    I’ve been watching chunks of the daily covid press briefings, for weeks now. Some things I have noticed:
    - 70 to 80% of the stuff he says, his supportive, empathetic, useful, relevant, and not reported by any media outlet anywhere.  I don’t frequent fact checking sites, but I wonder how much of it is actually fact checked, since it’s so unarguable.
    - I can’t begin to express how comforting it is to see this on multiple occasions:  
    Young Media Reporter: “We have all these reports of governors not doing it right. Why don’t you just make them do what’s right?”
    Trump: “ Well, for starters, we have this thing called the constitution…”
    I am paraphrasing, but not really, I’m getting it pretty close to the exact words that are being said. Again, find those exchanges in your fact check site.
    - I also watch the occasional press conference from the governor of New York, and my own governor. Both very very very liberal. And again, 70 to 80% of the stuff they say is the same stuff that Trump is saying. There is so much less division between our politicians right now, then you will ever hear about reading the news.
     
    Vort, The only disagreement I have with you, is that “main stream media”, is not main stream anymore. They are falling in relevance.  The sensationalistic elements of CNN, ABC, MSNBC, and all the rest, or more closely related to the back alley quick trick turning prostitutes, then legitimate news outlets. And every day, 1000 more millennials figure that out, because they have the light of Christ, and a few brain cells to rub together. And it’s that obvious.
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    mirkwood reacted to Carborendum in It's hard to stay non-partisan in a heavily polarized environment   
    If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Fast & Furious IRS targeting of conservative groups Solyndra Jeremiah Wright Iran Nuclear deal including $400 Million payoff that we got nothing in return for Spying on Trump's Campaign Droning of US Citizens In case you're wondering why I named scandals instead of what he actually said: He lied about all of these.
    Regarding your politifact argument, I agree that they aren't as left wing as the MSM.  But they are just a tad left of center.  This tilts your numbers in the following ways: 
    When a lie is said, a leftist politician is more likely to be given a "mostly false" rating than a "pants on fire rating" (as an example).  Conversely, when Trump says virtually anything, he's almost always going to be given a lying rating no matter how slim a margin by which that "lie" can be considered dishonest. They are less likely to check a lie by a politician on the left than on the right.  The sheer number of checks on Trump vs the sheer number of checks on Obama is a dead give away.  
    Example: https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/mar/27/donald-trump/fact-checking-whether-biden-called-trump-xenophobi/
    Seriously?  They point directly to the fact that Biden reacted to Trumps Corona actions as xenopobic, and yet give the claim a "mostly false" rating?  You call this neutral?
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    mirkwood reacted to Vort in I'm so excited!   
    That's because we aren't Catholic and don't necessarily accept the Catholic religious calendar.
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    mirkwood reacted to askandanswer in I'm so excited!   
    I’m just wondering if it’s a coincidence that the decay of the Nephite church commenced about 200 years after Christ appeared and now we are commemorating the 200th anniversary of His most recent recorded appearance.
     
     
    24 And now, in this two hundred and first year there began to be among them those who were lifted up in apride, such as the wearing of costly apparel, and all manner of fine pearls, and of the fine things of the world.
    25 And from that time forth they did have their goods and their substance no more acommon among them.
    26 And they began to be divided into classes; and they began to build up achurches unto themselves to get bgain, and began to deny the true church of Christ.
    27 And it came to pass that when two hundred and ten years had passed away there were many churches in the land; yea, there were many churches which professed to know the Christ, and yet they did adeny the more parts of his gospel, insomuch that they did receive all manner of wickedness, and did administer that which was sacred unto him to whom it had been bforbidden because of unworthiness.
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    mirkwood reacted to Vort in I'm so excited!   
    That's to quiet @mirkwood's U of U contingent.
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    mirkwood reacted to Vort in I'm so excited!   
    I'm totally down with the new logo. I think it's lovely, really great. I appreciate the artistry and the symbolism. But I don't understand why this logo, essentially a branding tool, merited a General Conference announcement, much less a center-stage announcement by the Prophet himself.
    I am not criticizing at all; I honestly just don't get it. It seems like a prophetic prime-time General Conference announcement of, I don't know, a new BYU dress standard allowing slightly longer hair for men. If anyone can explain in simple terms, I'd love to know.
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    mirkwood reacted to NeuroTypical in I'm so excited!   
    Ooh!  And a red one!

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    mirkwood reacted to NeuroTypical in I'm so excited!   
    Yay!
    We don't do the cross, we do the arch.  The arch symbolizes the resurrection.  
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    mirkwood reacted to pam in I'm so excited!   
    I never lose carbs.  I love food too much.
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    mirkwood reacted to Just_A_Guy in I'm so excited!   
    “Those who voted ‘opposed’ are encouraged to meet with their stake presidents—if they caaaaaan.  Bwahahahahaha! [Mic abruptly cuts out.]”
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    mirkwood got a reaction from MormonGator in MormonGator's wonderful dream last night   
    You know @MormonGator called me as his lifeline and I had to give him the answer.  
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    mirkwood got a reaction from MormonGator in MormonGator's wonderful dream last night   
    You know @MormonGator called me as his lifeline and I had to give him the answer.  
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    mirkwood got a reaction from MormonGator in MormonGator's wonderful dream last night   
    You know @MormonGator called me as his lifeline and I had to give him the answer.