NeedleinA

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    NeedleinA got a reaction from scottyg in The Law of Consecration and Stewardship   
    I'll admit that I kind of fall into the above category.
    I'm an adult, that can't stand (capable) freeloaders and I expect others to carry a portion of the load, again when capable.

    Perhaps one of my many shortcomings.
     
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from scottyg in The Law of Consecration and Stewardship   
    I'll admit that I kind of fall into the above category.
    I'm an adult, that can't stand (capable) freeloaders and I expect others to carry a portion of the load, again when capable.

    Perhaps one of my many shortcomings.
     
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    NeedleinA reacted to Vort in Lakers continued   
    I have avoided pro basketball for around 20 years now. I don't feel deprived. I've never seen Lebron James play. I don't think I ever saw Vince Carter play. And yet life goes on.
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from Vort in Lakers continued   
    NBA Ratings Drop: New Poll Reveals Main Reason Why

    Sports Illustrated: TV Ratings: Lakers-Nuggets Game 2 sets 17-year low for conference finals
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from scottyg in The Law of Consecration and Stewardship   
    I'll admit that I kind of fall into the above category.
    I'm an adult, that can't stand (capable) freeloaders and I expect others to carry a portion of the load, again when capable.

    Perhaps one of my many shortcomings.
     
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    NeedleinA reacted to Vort in The Law of Consecration and Stewardship   
    To answer my own question:
    Our nuclear families are the basic example of living a true united order as an expression of consecration. All income into the family is pooled and then meted out according to need and desire. Families are usually as financially successful as their leaders make them, so Dad and Mom make it or break it. I have spoken with a few couples (mostly in my earlier adult years, while I and they were both still young, 20s or 30s) who chose to keep separate books, combining expenses such as rent but keeping other budgets separate. Privately, I always found this vaguely repulsive, though of course I didn't burden them with my opinion.
    I believe this same system could work, and work well, in an extended family of adult brothers and sisters, perhaps even between cousins. But the larger the family generation included, the more people have to be committed to loving and helping each other and not worrying about everything being "fair". Indeed, an insistence of fairness is the death of any real united order. So while I am sure there are some family groups somewhere who successfully practice this extended united-order-style idea, I can only suppose it's exceedingly rare and probably fragile.
    I think it is unwise to try to practice this sort of united order between non-relatives, even good friends, without being commanded by God and led by authorities duly set apart under Priesthood assignment for that duty. I do not believe it is immoral to do so, but I think it is almost certain to lead to a bad end.
    When I was very young, I would occasionally hear my parents and relatives talk about what they called "the law of consecration", but which as an adult I recognize more precisely as the united order. I heard them say that they hoped that, when the time came, they could be monetary contributors rather than takers. I thought that was a noble thing, and I took it to heart. I was an adult before I realized that those good and virtuous intentions were misplaced. Get a group of ignorant and impoverished people who take their united order seriously, as a true expression of the law of consecration, and who are willing to work hard and care for each other, and it is almost a given that they will succeed and flourish in time, probably in a very short time. Get a group of successful, educated adults who view everything in monetary terms and are always careful to look out for freeloaders and want to police things so that everyone does their fair share, and it is absolutely a given that they will not have the Spirit, and their "united order" will quickly dissolve into bickering, finger-pointing, and disunity.
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from scottyg in The Law of Consecration and Stewardship   
    "Compulsory benevolence is not charity"


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    NeedleinA got a reaction from scottyg in The Law of Consecration and Stewardship   
    "Compulsory benevolence is not charity"


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    NeedleinA got a reaction from Carborendum in My Dog Is Trans   
    I'm the last one to ever call the cowardly thugs of antifa smart.

    Others have wondered if it was a joke as well. Reuters found historical snapshots of antifa.com. :
     
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from scottyg in The Law of Consecration and Stewardship   
    "Compulsory benevolence is not charity"


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    NeedleinA reacted to Carborendum in My Dog Is Trans   
    Well...
     
    That's gotta be some kind of joke.  Tell me the guys who run Antifa.com really didn't believe it would be a good idea to have it re-direct to Joebiden.com.
     
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    NeedleinA reacted to Carborendum in My Dog Is Trans   
    I just spent some time on joebiden.com
    That was the first time since Obama was elected that I've been able to say "That is the weakest, most useless campaign website I have ever seen."
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from Carborendum in My Dog Is Trans   
    The mob continually 'barks' (dog pun) louder and louder and louder still.
    It feels like the side with the largest bullhorn wins. Right now the mob has the bullhorn of Hollywood, music industry, woke sports leagues, mainstream news outlets, etc.

    Since barking alone isn't enough for the mob in most cases,  they have evolved into (barking) + (intimidation) + (violence) + (character/reputation assassination) + (business assassination), etc. This formula is used over and over again to blur the lines, nay, rather flip the lines completely:
    This is all playing out in real time right before all our eyes.
    Who is going to stand up and stem the tide?
    The enemy is awake! Who is going to step up and fight the enemy 'now'?
    I have a cousin who just lost her temple marriage/family to her husband becoming trans.
    I have a niece who still thinks, in her impressionable 15yr old mind, that Black Lives Matter is actually about race relations.
    Local terrorist groups like Antifa.com instantly redirect you to (guess where?)
    Etc.
    Etc.
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    NeedleinA reacted to Carborendum in My Dog Is Trans   
    The following is mostly satirical.  But all the descriptions of my dog are accurate.
    My family has a dog.  She's one of the smartest pets I've ever had.  I've had five dogs and a lot of cats.  I've had one dog smarter than she is.  I had about the smartest cat I've ever seen.  But this dog is pretty darn smart.
    But I've begun to question whether she identifies as a male.  There are things she does that I've only known males to do.  I've never seen a female do these things.
    She loves to play fetch.  Whether it's a stick or a ball or anything.  I have a video of her chasing a large tree branch about half her weight and bringing it back to me.  She went after it again and again.  Never tiring. She marks her territory.  Yup.  On walks through the neighborhood, she sniffs and lifts her leg.  I have never seen a female lift her leg before this dog. She is very aggressive and protective of her domain.  If the cat's around the house, no problems.  But if he comes near the dog's food, then all bets are off. She also likes ... uhmm... rubbing people's legs... and sniffing ... around... Then ... she does something similar ... to herself. So, I was wondering can dogs be trans?  I asked her.  She gave me a look like she understood the words, but she didn't get why I'd be asking that.  "I'm just a girl, duh!  I just do things differently.  I'm a tomboy -- dog."  Ok, so she doesn't identify as a male.  She's just a female with a lot of masculine characteristics.
    It seem interesting to me that a dog can understand the difference between behavior and anatomy.  Yet half the country does not have that ability simply because they're listening to the mob rather than common sense and reason... or even the dictionary.
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    NeedleinA reacted to Carborendum in Freedom, Family, and The Gospel   
    I share similar sentiments.  But technically he hasn't broken any rules of the board that they can confirm.  I would think that the constant threadjacks would be evidence of "trollish" behavior.  But apparently the mods disagree.  I would think the evidence of sock puppets would also be breaking the rules.  But apparently, they didn't find the evidence compelling.
    Tollish behavior can be evinced in the post you responded to.  I had offered a peace offering by pointing at something we apparently agreed on -- based on his own words.  But instead, he chose to re-focus the discussion to a point of disagreement that had not even been brought up in the thread.
    CARB: I'm glad we agree on this.
    JONAH: What?!?! We agree on something?!? Then I must be wrong.... uhmm... LOOK!  See here!  We disagree!  I told ya.  See?
    I would have thought that finding a point of agreement would have been a good thing.  But apparently he would rather focus on disagreements.
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    NeedleinA reacted to Vort in Freedom, Family, and The Gospel   
    Why is this anti nonsense being allowed on the LDS Gospel Discussion forum? For that matter, why is it (and its author) allowed on the TH forum at all?
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    NeedleinA reacted to Carborendum in Freedom, Family, and The Gospel   
    Where is that in this thread? I never said it.  Adding in ideas and topic instead of discussing what is at hand seems like a threadjack.
    Back to topic.  Based on your interpretation that YOU provided, how does that inform your position on the topic I posited in the OP?  What is your thought on the OP?
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    NeedleinA reacted to laronius in Freedom, Family, and The Gospel   
    @Jonah I'll take my life here in mortality over your version of heaven any day.
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    NeedleinA reacted to Jane_Doe in Freedom, Family, and The Gospel   
    Needless to say we disagree on this subject
    While I completely respect Creedal Christian's right to believe as they do in this regard, I do passionately disagree on all fronts (that it's what scripture teaches, logical, fulfilling, etc).
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from Carborendum in Should POTUS/Senate push through SCOTUS judge?   
    I pray this continues and holds. I pray that more of the silent majority will no longer allow intimidation to keep them silent.
    Pres. Hinckley - The Times in Which We Live
    Such an incredibly simple message...
     
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from mrmarklin in Getting Out of a Business Partnership   
    If I were in this position, I would consider these recent events to be a blessing. Meaning, now is the time to bail. To have such a fundamental difference of business perspective and a major ownership blindside, he is doing you a favor by dropping these bombs on you now... before you put up 50% of the money. Good person or not, his success or not, helping others or not... your obligation is to you and your family first. If he is willing to drop bombs on you after years of working on this, he will do it again and again.
    Kindly invite him to remove his stuff from your shed by "x" deadline. Leaving his stuff in your shed is bad idea for a variety of reasons.
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    NeedleinA reacted to Carborendum in Should POTUS/Senate push through SCOTUS judge?   
    What I'm about to say may seem snarky or stating the obvious.  I'm not trying to be snarky when I say this, but quite serious.  And what I"m saying is not very obvious.
    I believe it is prophetic for ANY day.   What I mean by that is...
    The sequence of events indicated in the BoM are the signs that the Second Coming is near. Whether we actually continue the sequence of events to their fruition depends on whether we are "ripe in iniquity". If we are not, then we will be pulled back from the brink. If we are, then we will complete the sequence of events.  And we will know that Armageddon is nigh at hand. The fact that we still see a large population fighting against the tide tells me that we will not complete the sequence of events.  And as long as there remain enough to stem the tide, then we will continue another year, or another decade, or another generation...
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Netflix’s upcoming underage twerking movie - “Cuties”   
    IMDb states the following in the Parents Guide (Sex & Nudity):
    Read the rest or part of the Guide 'if' you want to fully offend the Spirit. I read enough and had to stop.
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Netflix’s upcoming underage twerking movie - “Cuties”   
    IMDb states the following in the Parents Guide (Sex & Nudity):
    Read the rest or part of the Guide 'if' you want to fully offend the Spirit. I read enough and had to stop.
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    NeedleinA reacted to prisonchaplain in Should POTUS/Senate push through SCOTUS judge?   
    I don't represent the GOP, so I get to be more blunt. The secular fundamentalists hate America's undercurrent of Judeo-Christian morality with a passion. They desire to force our private colleges to house gay partners. They would use the force of law to compel us to provide professional services (cakes and flowers, etc.) for sacrilegious marriage sacraments. They would declare unfit for public office any who take their faith serious enough to be, for example, pro-life. The dogma lives loudly in us indeed. So...call us hypocrites all you want, we're putting as many of our judges in as we can, while we can. Your election term may be coming, but pardon us for defensively prepping.