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  1. askandanswer

    Why the Fight Over the Wall Matters

    @MormonGator., as one who lives in a compound, presumably with a wall and moat, what's your perspective on the effectiveness of walls taking into account @mirkwood's apparent recent unauthorised penetration to take photos of your Kiss storage collection?
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    Why the Fight Over the Wall Matters

    Does this mean you've had access to the compound? Sounds like @zil might be slipping in her responsibilities.
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    Why the Fight Over the Wall Matters

    I can't believe how long it's taken you to realise that!
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    Why the Fight Over the Wall Matters

    My query wasn't about the need for a wall, or the activities or the nature of those who the wall is supposed to stop - it was about the effectiveness of a wall in stopping people considered to be undesirable.
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    Why the Fight Over the Wall Matters

    Does anyone know how effective the border wall that Israel recently built when it comes to keeping out Palestinians, and how much it cost per kilometer? ANd how valid would that be as a comparison for what Trump would like to do?
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    Changing skin color

    My understanding of Genesis 4:12 is that in this verse, God cursed Cain, the curse being “When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.” That seems to be the whole extent of the curse. My understanding of Genesis 4:15 is that God placed a mark on Cain. I’m not sure why this mark is interpreted as being a curse. Looking at verse 15, where it says “the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him” it seems to be an act of mercy/kindness from God in response to the concern expressed by Cain in verse 14 that “it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.” It may be that when Cain's skin colour was changed, from whatever it was, to black, initially this may have been a value neutral change. I suspect it is only we humans who later came to add negative connotations to black skin colour. Perhaps God had nothing to do with black skin coming to be seen as a bad thing and this error/prejudice/bias/alternative viewpoint may have been picked up and perpetuated by (amongst others) the various writers of the Book of Mormon.
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    Wheat and Tares and Other Gospel Verses

    I'm not a farmer but I believe that there is more than one kind of wheat. And quite possibly, in addition to seperating the wheat from the tares, some farmers might seperate their good wheat from their bad wheat and treat them in different ways, and sell them to different sellers for different purposes. ( know that at least here in Australia, we have good hard Winter wheat, and wheat that is not Winter wheat, and they are sold for different amounts and different purposes. Probably there is more than one kind of tare. These importants fact are completely overlooked in the parable. This is just one example of the dangers of relying too much on a particularly narrow interpretation.
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    Why the Fight Over the Wall Matters

    which side? I imagine one's perspective could vary quite a bit depending on which side they were on.
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    Why the Fight Over the Wall Matters

    From an outsider's perspective, a government shut down seems like a reasonable-sized step towards smaller government
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    dressing endowed members for their funeral

    Can anyone confirm if this is still current? Its' dated 1999. Given the current rate of change, I'm not even sure if last week's policies are still current
  11. Could someone please point me to any official church instructions on how to dress an endowed member for their funeral? There is the beginning of a disagreement between some of the people who will be dressing a friend of mine in a day or two, with some saying that the non-member staff of the funeral home can do it, under the direction of endowed members, and another saying that only endowed members can be involved in the dressing. THanks
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    Life Lessons

    This is a problem I often have. I generally have most things that I need - I just either forget that I have them, or can't find them when I need them. We spent a good amount of time in our family planning session on Sunday night discussing when and how we will do a major house clean up/clutter reduction.
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    Lame Jokes, the Sequel

    This is the sign outside my local butcher's job. ' And on the other side
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    Is Mrs Grunt now Sister Grunt?
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    1000 years in hell??

    1,000 years in hell, 100 years in Seattle .........seems to me to be about the same thing.