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    Police Powers: UK vs. US

    Meh. There are LAWS behind Civil Forfeiture which is different from State to State which "googling civil asset forfeiture" is gonna just be a "don't believe anything you see on the internet". Cops can't just take your stuff without just cause, otherwise it's an abuse of power and you can sue them. But, as I mentioned above, some States codified forfeiture of an asset deemed harmful without a criminal conviction. For example, in Jackson County, Missouri, the County Police Department can take your meth lab complete with all the cash you made out of it stashed in the lab closet without the need for a Criminal Conviction. The only requirement for seizure is that... they provide proof that the property is a meth lab. This goes hand-in-hand with the Jackson County law wherein meth addicts are not criminally convicted and sent to jail, rather, they are given the opportunity to enroll in government-mandated rehab instead. So, a meth addict who owns a meth lab will have that meth lab seized even if the meth addict did not get a criminal conviction. There are other ways the government can take your assets without a Criminal Conviction - the most common is Eminent Domain.
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    Liberals in the Church

    Hence my post on page 1 clarifies the descriptor "Liberal" as used by Pres. Harold B. Lee.
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    Police Powers: UK vs. US

    All of this is irrelevant. Your claim is that "US: Police can give you a criminal record simply by arresting you.". They cannot do such a thing due to the Constitutional provision of presumption of innocence. You can think all you want that somebody is guilty. You can even claim such in the "court" of public opinion. A politician can even grandstand and say somebody is guilty... none of those will cause the court to write up a criminal record UNTIL the case is judged by the court and ruled guilty.
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    Satan's First Lie

    The time stamp on this says 56 minutes. I thought that whole interview was over an hour because it was still going on when I bowed off... in any case, I listened to the first few minutes and it is the right interview, so hopefully it is not an edited version. https://samharris.org/podcasts/what-is-true/
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    Where to go to run away from all this crap?

    DUDE... GET A TINY HOUSE ON WHEELS! Find a State without an income tax and a low vehicle registration fee... like Florida... and establish a residence there. You can do this by simply renting a brick-and-mortar mailbox (not a P.O. box), or just purchasing an el cheapo place to call yours (Florida has low property tax as well). Then build an off-grid Tiny House on a towable trailer and get a heavy duty truck and go wherever your heart desires. Now, here's a way you can fund your house... you already got a truck to pull your house... you can park your house at a place (like on BLM land, or an RV campground or State Parks, or on people's backyards, you can take your house anywhere a highway takes you... from Canada all the way down to South America) for most of the year... then, when you're ready (or need) to make money, just go to your business base and hook up a loading trailer to your truck and dispatch it for Hotshot towing! You can make $12K in 2 months - $12K for an off-grid minimalist lifestyle should be plenty if you stick to almost-free parking. I'm not sure how fed taxes work out for Hotshot owner-operators so you're gonna have to figure out how to minimize that. Cool, huh?
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    Police Powers: UK vs. US

    One thing you have to remember when making these comparisons: USA is composed of 50 independent States under a Federal Government. "Police" can be a City/County Police, State Police, or Federal Police (FBI). Traffic violations are usually handled by City/County Police. But, I don't know of any State who has constitutional protections to "The Right To Operate A Motor Vehicle". There SURELY is no such protections in the US Constitution. States, therefore, codify their own laws when it comes to Licensing and Operating a Motor Vehicle which includes License Plate and Driver's License Issuance all the way to Seatbelt Mandate as a Privilege not a Right. Each State has different laws governing their State Driver's Licenses. There are no Federal Driver's Licenses, not even commercial. Therefore, when you compare Cops in the USA to Cops in Britain, more than likely, you are only describing Cops in certain States and not all American cops. In any case, I've lived in many States. I have not heard of cops taking driver's licenses for simply "suspicion". In Florida, for example, you have to have tested above 0.08% blood-alcohol level for the cop to take your license (Florida DMV authorizes City/County/State Police Departments to suspend the privilege of people arrested for DUI). BUT - if you are stopped for suspicion of DUI and you REFUSE the alcohol test, the cop can suspend your license for refusing the test (not suspicion of DUI). Now, the Police Department will have to file the arrest order and the suspended license to the DMV for the suspension to activate. At the same time, the person have 10 days to challenge the arrest and nullify the suspension. In Florida, your Driver's License is a Privilege granted by the State to its residents. If you move out of Florida, your Florida Driver's License is automatically suspended. I have never heard of any US Police in any State, not even the FBI that can give you a criminal record on an arrest. The US Constitution protects an individual's right to face his accusers with the presumption of innocence. Some States allows Civil Forfeiture without a Crime Conviction. Some States don't. This is a big beef and party platform of Libertarians. That's what BLM wants you to think. But this is not true. Police authority HAS TO BE within the bounds of law. If they are exercising authority beyond those bounds, they are performing illegal actions and can be sued. Tons of cops get sued. In Florida, for example, everytime a cop discharges his firearm on duty (justifiably or not) he has to go to court and account for each bullet fired. Now, here is the problem in some States - Police are unionized... the Union protects bad cops. But that doesn't mean they have ceased to be illegal, it simply means the Union make it harder for people to get rid of bad cops.
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    Satan's First Lie

    So, @Anddenex... there was this time in Sam Harris' podcast where he interviewed Jordan Peterson. I was kinda excited to listen to this podcast between Harris, the atheist, and Peterson, the believer. I expected them to hash out their philosophical positions on the presence or absence of a God. Well... an hour into the podcast and all they've done is debate over "What is truth?". I was disappointed, bored, and thought I wasted my one hour (I checked out before their discussion was over)... until you made me think of that again with this thread. Maybe I'll revisit that discussion and listen more closely to their views on what is true.
  8. Probably in the same manner as CCW church policy in Florida. Those that feel that the policy contradicts their deeply held personal convictions that drive what they do will continue to do what they do.
  9. Still my friend. I have this principle that if I can handle it (or, in this case, my husband can handle it), I try to keep friends even when they do bad things to me so we can continue to be an influence, hopefully it will help so they can stop doing bad things. Yeah, it requires a dose of naivete but I like to think we're made of tuff leather.
  10. It was not just that one tweet either. Mormongator has been virtue signaling about his mask wearing for days now... which is uncharacteristic for him. My post was a direct reply to that virtue signal.
  11. Saying why you believe masks is a good thing and encouraging others to do so is one thing. Saying that, "I can wear a mask, you can too" like that tweet you liked implying that those who don't wear masks are just whiners and that wearing a mask is the ONLY right thing to do, or "Wearing a mask shows you care about other people", implying that you don't care about other people if you're not wearing a mask, or... what my friend did to my husband - called him a disgusting human being because he posted a joke about Braveheart shouting Freedom from the mask mandate... is the stupidity we are now in with this social media mask culture.
  12. Only one point? You don't believe that virtue signaling masks is bad as well?
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    Celebrity Doppelganger

    I'm not sure why this concept is difficult to explain. I thought it is very simple. Jesus was conceived by the power of God UNDER A MARITAL COVENANT. Jesus was not an exception to that covenant requirement. Jesus being conceived ONLY through the blood of Mary and nobody else's does not render Mary and Joseph's Marital Covenant unnecessary to righteousness in the exact same manner that Jesus' sinless mortal existence does not render his Baptism unnecessary to righteousness. The entire Catholic Church - Roman and Greek - teach it. The annunciation of the angel Gabriel was not the same event as the conception. They are two separate festivals in the Catholic Church. Also, @Vort believes this to be an LDS teaching. The people that contradict this teaching are the Protestant Apologists who use it as a rebuttal to the Catholic teaching of perpetual virginity.... and you.
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    Celebrity Doppelganger

    Mary being sealed to the Father has zero backing in scripture. The God Jesus is eternally sealed to our Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother by virtue of Him being the son of God The Father before his mortal life on earth. His mortal birth under the marital covenant of Mary and Joseph does not change that fact.
  15. Did you watch the video? I highly recommend watching it to the very end.