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  1. person0

    Brigham Young statue vandalized

    Sadly, true. I like this idea very much. It is certainly an improvement to the desecration and destruction happening now. Regardless, I doubt it would be well received by the radicals.
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    Brigham Young statue vandalized

    I think they should all stay up, but with an addition; place a placard detailing the positive reasons for why the statue was erected and also the negative or controversial actions or characteristics of the individual. Regardless, I am okay with cities voting to replace or remove statues, but I'm not okay with vandals tearing them down.
  3. Please take these as they are intended: 100% serious! 😉
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    A bunch of memes I just made!

    I saw this the other day. It was great!
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    Faked Protests

    I don't get out much these days (pun intended) but from what I have seen and heard, the newfound worry over the spread of disease is merely an attempt to publicize the blatant hypocrisy of the left and the incompetence of their so called 'medical professionals'.
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    A bunch of memes I just made!

    I love it!
  7. person0

    A bunch of memes I just made!

    This is what my Brother-In-Law sent me today: There are certainly flaws in the premises involved, but I finally understood what he meant by systemic racism. This particular perspective of systemic racism is exacerbated by leftist policies.
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    A bunch of memes I just made!

    Yup. I suggest an easy fix would be to replace most university education with vocational training. Especially on-the-job vocational training, with gradual certification. People can do the work and get paid to learn and get better, and they can choose how to what professional extent they wish to go. This already works extremely well for programmers; it can work well for others too! I can imagine this is at least partially true, in practice; however, I disagree that racism is at the core. I really appreciated learning from former Officer Tatum's perspective on this topic in general.
  9. person0

    A bunch of memes I just made!

    These are great 🙂 I actually posted mine in this forum because I don't post things on facebook. Sadly, there is too much risk in the workplace environment. 😞
  10. person0

    A bunch of memes I just made!

    I agree, but let it be noted, that while I was mostly one-sided in my humor, I did make fun of the other side in the memes with the old man and the white guy trying to decide which button to push. Those where two of my favorites, honestly, haha.
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    A bunch of memes I just made!

    What exceptions? Out of the 1004 people killed in 2019 by police officers, less than 250 were black and only 9 of those black men were unarmed. Does that make it okay? It depends on the circumstance. General racism toward black men by police officers is a blatantly false perception, it is not reality, and statistics do not support it. Anecdotal evidence is the only thing supporting the idea of generalized racism towards the black community. It is hard to reduce something that is already so minuscule. The perception of racism is what is pervasive, because people are taught to perceive it. Asian Americans are the most negatively impacted group by Affirmative Action. Aside from that, your statement has no bearing on the fact that it is a systemically racist policy and it demeans minorities and literally ingrains into law the racist belief that they are too stupid to make it on their own and so we must dumb things down to give them a leg up. Yeah, I call bull. Qualified Immunity is bad law, but has nothing to do with racism. It is an inherent negative impact to the civil liberties of anyone who interacts with the police. Okay; agree to disagree on that one. Protesters are fine and in their right, but rioters and looters are evil and don't care at all about what happened. George Floyd was not a victim of racism, and to suggest he was takes away from the real problems, like under-trained, under-accountable and overly-pompous police officers. The lack of quality police officers is exacerbated by the fact that mass publication of inaccurate perceptions of racism is turning quality candidates away. People are rightfully afraid of losing everything over the false perception of racism.
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    A bunch of memes I just made!

    @Godless, My memes are meant as comedy/parody. Yours don't seem to have comic intent. Am I missing something? Aside from that, is your first meme in reference to BLM? If so, the core of their movement is not that racism = bad; they want reparations in various forms and are hiding behind the guise of racism = bad. Almost everything they have asked for would be an inappropriate response to past or current racism. I'm really confused by your second meme. Institutionalized racism is 100% fact and needs to be eliminated. A prime form of this is found in Affirmative Action laws. Riots have nothing to do with racism. BLM is only focused on racism against blacks, not everyone. True racism in this country exists, but is rare; most often, events/actions are merely interpreted as racist and people are being taught to do so. As terrible as what happened to George Floyd was, it was entirely due to improper action by police officers who have been arrested and should be punished properly; I haven't seen one iota of evidence to suggest any form of racism was involved.
  13. I think I may be the exception to the rule on this one. If I were a betting man, I'd say that more than 50% of my face-book friends do not share my beliefs. Perhaps that's why I pretty much never post anything! Haha!
  14. I didn't vote for Trump last time, because I thought he was lying and would actually end up being a leftist, so I went third party. That said, I'm definitely voting for him this time; I feel he has proven enough that he truly cares about our country and wants it to remain the greatest country in the world, and is implementing good policies. Were you planning to vote third party this November? Just curious.
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    Faked Protests

    Pallets of bricks being strategically left in areas of riot: Article Video Clip I suspect that this is likely more than what it is being made out to be! Gadianton Robbers come to mind. Remember, the Book of Mormon was written for our day!
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    Return to Church Guidelines

    I want them to be safe too. Even if we open church back up, it may be best to invite our older members to remain at home for a while, unless they choose to accept the risk. I don't want people to get sick, I would just rather continue to have our private sacrament meeting and primary class that we have been having at home each Sunday than to return to Church with stringent requirements. A gun protects against a potential threat of known serious severity. Current guidelines protect against a known threat of potentially serious severity. I am not really concerned if someone in my family contracts COVID-19, even if it causes them to die. Given all the information available to me, it is a risk I am willing to take, especially for our demographics. I don't believe that masks are truly effective in preventing the spread of the virus, particularly because my children play with them and take them off and I and my wife end up touching our face even more as we adjust the masks continually to try and alleviate the discomfort of wearing them. As far as other people are concerned; I will gladly keep my distance, as I said before; however, if you choose to shake my hand, come within six feet of me, not wash your hands appropriately, that is not on me at all. If you are at risk and choose to put yourself in a risky situation, that is not my fault. Because of the complications of managing additional restrictions beyond distancing from others, I would prefer to wait to return to church services after such restrictions are no longer required. As a side note, the inherent flaw in your question is that you are assuming I would return to church and not follow restrictions or guidelines put in place by the Church, when in fact, I simply stated that "I would rather wait" until after the restrictions are lifted. Just the same as I don't carry in church, despite the fact that I would much rather do so. I don't break the first rule you mentioned, why would you assume I would break the second?
  17. I understand your point and I enjoyed reading your story; what I don't understand is how that relates to the theory of Adam and Eve being the progeny of an evolutionary line or the actual population growth that has occurred over the course of recorded history. I am trying to figure out how we can mesh all the data together from the supporters of organic evolution in this thread so that we spit out a result that doesn't contradict the following: Even if we assume the 7000 years didn't begin until after Adam and Eve partook of the fruit and became mortal, how do we tie it all together? Are we in agreement that the humanoid creatures who supposedly lived before Adam and Eve were not children of God? I'm sure there are other important questions of note, but alas, my children are calling for me and I must go.
  18. I'm no population expert, but just from the math it seems you didn't subtract the death rate or compound the growth rate. Is your assumption that the birth and death rate is equal? If, for example, the death rate is 9% then couldn't we can effectively compound the 1% net gain over the time period? If so, then the population would double roughly every 70 years. That said, both of those would fluctuate, plus mass extinction vs death events, etc. Even so, with a .1% net compound birth rate, the population would double every 700 years. After 8,950 years that would be a total population of ~1.5 Million.
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    Return to Church Guidelines

    I will happily keep my distance, but I'd rather just wait to go back until we aren't expected to wear masks.
  20. If we agree that it cannot be truly proven either way, then we are merely arguing who's theory is more plausible based on our individual interpretations of the facts. So. . . chocolate ice-cream is the best flavor of ice-cream because it tastes the best! Just look at all the EEG scans of people when they were eating chocolate ice-cream; the readings are clear! My perspective: I will adhere as closely to erring on the religious side of the churches 'official' position, which states both of the following things: Two things of note: 1) Emphasis on the word 'official'. It is clear that from the majority of Church resources (even those that are recent), that Church publications clearly steer people away from evolutionary theory and toward a more gospel-centric interpretation of the origins of life. It is obvious from the above excerpt that the Church takes no issue with continuing to promote and steer individuals toward a more religious interpretation of the origins of life and the earth and away from any sort of dependence upon the philosophies of men. This is done by presenting individual opinions as such, while at the same time claiming no official stance. 2) In the very same statement about 'no official position on the theory of evolution' the Church reiterates that, at the minimum, there were no children of God on earth before Adam, and that he and Eve were non-mortal and non-reproductive until after they became mortal. Personally, I prefer to err on the side of what is demonstrably the 'unofficial' position of the Church and to seek explanations that align with that and available scriptural/authoritative sources. Should revelation come from the Lord that directs us more toward a macro-evolutionary understanding of creation, I will happily accept it. Would you accept a revelation to the contrary?
  21. Not sure that follows the insect/whale comparison. Are we not the same species as God (i.e. Man)?
  22. So you disagree with @ldsguy422's interpretation, and then proceed to provide an equally unprovable interpretation? Is it really obvious? Seems to me that based on the Book of Abraham and the Book of Moses, at least a few people knew of such things. Isn't Moses the author of Genesis which included the oft disputed phrase about what happened in the days of Peleg? Doesn't the Book of Mormon refer to mass seismic and similar events that changed the face of the earth?
  23. person0

    Simple common-sense physics problem

    Once again, assumptions fail me! This time about the temperature of the ice. Hehehe!
  24. person0

    Simple common-sense physics problem

    Technically this isn't physically possible with room-temperature soda because the initial contact of ice and soda will necessarily melt, at least partially, the first piece of ice with which the soda comes into contact. Until the entire glass is filled with liquid to the extent that all ice-cubes can share in the cooling of the soda, the ice on top that is continuously hit with 'freshly room-temperature' soda, will continue to melt. Test it for yourself, it is pretty much unavoidable. 😞