NeedleinA

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    NeedleinA got a reaction from Carborendum in President Nelson vaccinated   
    66% devil worshipers 'refusing' the vaccine.
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from mirkwood in Rush Limbaugh   
    We had one of our ward woke 'therapist'* get up and cry/tell the entire ward that she didn't feel church was a safe place, basically putting everyone on notice.
    To top it off, she waited to be the last person so no one else could comment.  Times when I'm grateful I'm not in the Bishopric.
    But hey, at least it wasn't about Rush.
     
    *actual paid therapist. If someone has to pay her for advice about life, I can only imagine the advice they get.
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    NeedleinA reacted to Carborendum in More BSA misery   
    The irony may be lost here.  But the movement did exactly what everyone wanted to have happen.  And then they are surprised that it did so.
    Any worthy institution is designed to separate people.  They are designed to make people stand out from the crowd.  While the mindset may or may not be elitist, the result is that it will hopefully generate a reason to think someone is better than others.  I say "better", but I'd use other words. 
    Accomplished Capable Educated Inspiring The very idea of "inclusive" sounds great simply because it sounds so egalitarian.  And we're all for egalitarian.  But when we mistake equality of opportunity for equality of result, then the only way for that to be accomplished is to make sure that no one accomplishes anything.  That way NO one stands out.
    And when no one stands out the social organization fails to do anything meaningful except to say "we included everyone."
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from mirkwood in Rush Limbaugh   
    We had one of our ward woke 'therapist'* get up and cry/tell the entire ward that she didn't feel church was a safe place, basically putting everyone on notice.
    To top it off, she waited to be the last person so no one else could comment.  Times when I'm grateful I'm not in the Bishopric.
    But hey, at least it wasn't about Rush.
     
    *actual paid therapist. If someone has to pay her for advice about life, I can only imagine the advice they get.
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from Still_Small_Voice in To pay the ransom OR not pay the ransom? That is the question   
    This didn't take long:

    Thank you all for your comments by the way.
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    NeedleinA reacted to Carborendum in President Nelson vaccinated   
    I just got some good news today.  The brother in our ward who had the stroke (COVID related) was asked to speak today.  Apparently he's been going through much therapy.  His speech is almost normal. 
    Just a couple months ago, he sounded like a disabled person.  But today it only showed up in a few difficult sounds.  In a way he sounded like Matthew McConaughey.
    It felt so good to see his progress.
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    NeedleinA reacted to Carborendum in fast for drought relief in Utah and western US.   
    Well, this just makes me think of something.  I can't quite put my finger on it...
     
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from mirkwood in President Nelson vaccinated   
    Very interesting. 
    OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) said:
    Every employee who was/is required to get the jab should be aware of this.
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    NeedleinA reacted to Vort in Is there room for the terrestrial Kingdom?   
    Growing up, I heard many slurs against homosexuals and homosexuality. Most of them were heard in my public school; no such things were ever said in my home, and almost none were heard at Church. Those times I did hear such things at Church were invariably from the mouths of one or more of a few young men my age or a little older who thought themselves edgy and cool, and who attended Church only because their parents "made" them.
    The only thing I have ever heard taught at Church or by Church leaders about homosexuality is that it is a perversion of sex, a sin, and a practice that we ought never to embrace or even experiment with. That teaching seems pretty much baseline for such a topic. To teach less than that would be to do a grave disservice to our children who need to understand gospel principles.
    Again, I do not remember ever having heard a teacher or Church leader demonize someone struggling in sin, including homosexuality. Based on my own experience, I doubt such a thing is common. I appreciate your sincere concern for your brothers and sisters who may be facing such issues, but I suspect many of those who claim to have experienced such bitter persecution have in actuality experienced Church leaders, teachers, and members talking about fleeing from sin and not allowing it to pollute us.
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from mirkwood in Rush Limbaugh   
    We had one of our ward woke 'therapist'* get up and cry/tell the entire ward that she didn't feel church was a safe place, basically putting everyone on notice.
    To top it off, she waited to be the last person so no one else could comment.  Times when I'm grateful I'm not in the Bishopric.
    But hey, at least it wasn't about Rush.
     
    *actual paid therapist. If someone has to pay her for advice about life, I can only imagine the advice they get.
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from NeuroTypical in President Nelson vaccinated   
    Imagine being the Mayor of New York, the largest city in the United States of America, and trying to convenience people to inject themselves for a free side order of fries.
     
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from NeuroTypical in President Nelson vaccinated   
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    NeedleinA reacted to LDSGator in President Nelson vaccinated   
    Your pictures of @pam in her private life are uncalled for, @NeedleinA
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from NeuroTypical in President Nelson vaccinated   
    The people who wanted the vaccine got the vaccine.
    Using bribery/lotteries to get us to do it isn't going to work.
    Using threats of "no jab, no job" isn't going to do it.
    Using threats of "no jab, no _______": school, flying, dating, etc. isn't going to work either.
    The Govt. can't give this stuff away any longer, that should be their clue to leave us alone now.
    The more anyone pushes at this point, the more I'm digging my heals in and they are turning a "wait and see" person like myself into a hostile leave me alone person.

    This image has been circulating. It is reportedly to be from the upcoming Friend magazine.
    I can't verify it. I will happily delete it if it is not from the Friend. 

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    NeedleinA got a reaction from NeuroTypical in President Nelson vaccinated   
    The people who wanted the vaccine got the vaccine.
    Using bribery/lotteries to get us to do it isn't going to work.
    Using threats of "no jab, no job" isn't going to do it.
    Using threats of "no jab, no _______": school, flying, dating, etc. isn't going to work either.
    The Govt. can't give this stuff away any longer, that should be their clue to leave us alone now.
    The more anyone pushes at this point, the more I'm digging my heals in and they are turning a "wait and see" person like myself into a hostile leave me alone person.

    This image has been circulating. It is reportedly to be from the upcoming Friend magazine.
    I can't verify it. I will happily delete it if it is not from the Friend. 

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    NeedleinA reacted to Traveler in President Nelson vaccinated   
    I am unconcerned with who has or has not received the shot(s) - as long as it is their choice.  I am somewhat concerned with the logic that anyone ought to be treated so that someone else will not get sick.  Or that people that are known to not have an illness or not having been exposed should/must be quarantined to stop a disease from spreading.   As I understand - if you have antibodies - you should not get the shot(s) - I do not know why anyone should assume or think otherwise otherwise????
     
    The Traveler
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from Vort in To pay the ransom OR not pay the ransom? That is the question   
    So, what do you think... should Colonial have paid the $5 million in ransom to the hackers of the east coast pipeline?
    Should hospitals who get ransomware do the same?
    Somali pirates?
    Hostage takers?
    What would be better in the long run?
    Feed the beast now, only to condition it to repeat the same behavior again?
     
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from Vort in To pay the ransom OR not pay the ransom? That is the question   
    So, what do you think... should Colonial have paid the $5 million in ransom to the hackers of the east coast pipeline?
    Should hospitals who get ransomware do the same?
    Somali pirates?
    Hostage takers?
    What would be better in the long run?
    Feed the beast now, only to condition it to repeat the same behavior again?
     
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    NeedleinA reacted to Carborendum in President Nelson vaccinated   
    HOLD THE PHONE!!! THE WORLD IS DEFINITELY COMING TO AN END.
    I just sat down with a bowl of rice and kim chee, and... well... it didn't taste good. Why of all the curses I could have to bear!! Why this one!?!?!?
    Wars and rumors of wars... check. Sin on the level of Sodom and Gummorah... check. Let me look out the window... yup there are the swarm of giant locusts coming to consume all my crops and even all our flesh.  Okay, okay, there was one cricket that chirped a little loudly.  But for KIM CHEE's SAKE!!! I'll just wait until tonight to see if the moon has turned to blood. But it is a sliver of a crescent tonight.  Maybe I won't be able to tell.  But is not the redness of the kim chee sufficient to satisfy that prophecy.  I say "Yea!" and again I say, "yea, verily." Wo be unto the world that is filled with flat flavorless kim chee.  What?  You say it is the after affects of COVID?  Whew!  That's a relief.  Here I thought that the end of the world was happening because of plagues hitting the earth like it has never seen before.  Glad to hear that isn't the case.
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    NeedleinA reacted to person0 in Queer sister speaks at 2021 BYU Women's Conference   
    I only read the first two pages of this thread and came out shocked no one shared this connection.  I sincerely believe the brethren have been instructed, as the Lord's servants, that the time has come to let the wheat and tares grow together as we navigate the "winding up scene" during the "latter part of these latter days".

    When wheat and tares grow together, some of the wheat may be starved by the tares, and some of the wheat will be spared by not gathering the tares.  In the end, all the tares will be burned and only the wheat will remain.

    So long as we maintain our number one priority to live in accordance with the commandments of God, and the principles of the Restored Gospel, we will be prepared.
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    NeedleinA reacted to Carborendum in Commercial Racism   
    I'd like to share an experience about "commercial racism".
    DESCRIPTION: We know about violent racism.  We also know about stereotypes.  We know about ethnic jokes.  And we know about those individuals who, well... bless their hearts... just don't know how racist they sound when they say or do certain things.
    COMMERCIAL RACISM is what I'm calling those things that people do in commerce/business/employment, etc based on race.
    While I've experienced this before, there was always some shame in it.  They always hid it in such a way that there was a small (sometimes tiny) level of plausible deniability.  Yesterday, I came across blatant, open, admitted commercial racism.
    I have a Sam's Club membership.  As such I have a credit card that provides a lot of cash back.  Every April/May I cash in (that's the cycle I'm in).
    I went to the club  to get a few things.  I went to a checkout line that had the "open" sign on.  I began to unload when the checkout lady (let's call her Shayna) said that she was closed.  She was just standing there doing nothing.  Just waiting for... something.  Then as I moved away another woman came with her cart and began to unload.  Shayna began to help her unload and started checking her stuff.
    I waited in another line and checked my stuff out there.  I asked about cashback.  They said that I could cash out at the membership desk.  Once all loaded up in the car, I went to the membership desk and asked for my cashback.  The lady there said that she couldn't do it at the membership desk. I told her what the checkout lady said.  She told me that I'd been misinformed.  I needed to go back to the checkout area and speak to someone in a green vest (one of the supervisors).
    I found that Shayna had a green vest.  So, I began waiting at her line.  When she was all out of customers, I asked her about he cashback.  She said that she was not going to help me.  Then she proceeded to wave someone else forward to unload.  I asked her why she told me she was closed earlier.
    She said, "I don't want to serve you people.  You're the reason we've got COVID."
    "I'm actually Korean, not Chinese." (in some half-effort to appeal to her).
    "Same difference."
    She then began to ignore me and got the next person to unload.
    Just then I noticed that another green vest came by.  I spoke with him.  He said that it is taken care of at the membership desk.  I rebutted.  He took me there personally.  The lady then looked at me with some disgust and went through the motions.  I got all my money.  She didn't need any instruction from the green vest.  She knew exactly how to do it.
    After it was all done, she walked briskly away from me and began a conversation with another worker until I left.  As I was far away, I noticed she came right back her station again.  No customer.  Just the lack of "me".
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from Vort in Queer sister speaks at 2021 BYU Women's Conference   
    The speaker could have easily added a clarifying statement to her comments - one that could have changed the tone of having her on stage to begin with. One that could have even given hope to individuals in her shoes. 
    Something like..."While I do experience feelings of same sex attraction*, I married my husband several years ago. We have a great life and I love him dearly**".

    Omitted by accident OR design? I suspect the latter. 
    Why not share how you have moved beyond your struggle and not let it constantly become your identity?

    * She explains in a North Star bio. 
    ** She shares her marriage with her husband on her FB page.
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from Vort in Queer sister speaks at 2021 BYU Women's Conference   
    The speaker could have easily added a clarifying statement to her comments - one that could have changed the tone of having her on stage to begin with. One that could have even given hope to individuals in her shoes. 
    Something like..."While I do experience feelings of same sex attraction*, I married my husband several years ago. We have a great life and I love him dearly**".

    Omitted by accident OR design? I suspect the latter. 
    Why not share how you have moved beyond your struggle and not let it constantly become your identity?

    * She explains in a North Star bio. 
    ** She shares her marriage with her husband on her FB page.
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