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    person0 got a reaction from LDSGator in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    I'm still in the age and health group where I'd honestly rather just risk getting COVID (assuming I haven't already).
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    person0 got a reaction from LDSGator in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    I'm still in the age and health group where I'd honestly rather just risk getting COVID (assuming I haven't already).
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    person0 got a reaction from LDSGator in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    I'm still in the age and health group where I'd honestly rather just risk getting COVID (assuming I haven't already).
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    person0 reacted to LDSGator in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    Whatever works, it’s absolutely your choice. 
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    person0 got a reaction from LDSGator in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    I'm still in the age and health group where I'd honestly rather just risk getting COVID (assuming I haven't already).
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    person0 reacted to Vort in What Thinkest Thou of My Food Storage? Bad or Good?   
    If I were to do such a thing, I would experiment with doing so using raw hamburger patties, letting them cook in the canning jar.
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    person0 got a reaction from Vort in Career Change - Advice?   
    I just landed my first job as a software developer!  God get's all the credit, though.  This job was made available to me in a way that could only come from Him.  I was at Young Men's Camp with my oldest son a few weeks ago. While there, I had the opportunity to talk about my efforts to break into IT with a brother I was already moderately acquainted with through having served in the High Priest Group leadership with his father.  He encouraged me to meet with the IT Director who is also self-taught and grew himself in the industry from the ground up.
    Fast forward to last Monday; we go to lunch together and hit it off pretty well and as we are about to leave he says to me, "Hey, I have an opening. . . you're not qualified for it, but if you're interested you can apply, and worst case we can get you some good feedback and point you in the right direction."  I was exited to see what the interview would be like, and to get more advice, so I accepted.  Wednesday, I get into the interview and I can tell it is a mixed bag performance.  All the management type questions I am easily hammering out since I've been in management for many years now, but as far as the development questions go, I probably scored a 40%  just from lack of familiarity with certain concepts, due to only working on hobby projects and never within an organization.  Having developed two fully featured front-end applications and one full-stack application was much less valuable since they were all as the sole developer.  At the end of the interview the IT Director repeated, "Just as a reminder, you're not qualified for this position, so we're going to talk about what if anything we could do, and worse case, we'll get you some good feedback and advice."

    Two days later he calls me and offers me a job!  He laid out a plan with a specific path to get me get me the experience and qualifications to put me back in a leadership position over a team like I am now.  I have the personal drive and God given talent to ultimately be successful, yet only in my dreams have I ever imagined someone would be willing to take a chance on me like this!  The pay cut is only about 10% with the opportunity to be back at or above my current income within a year depending on my performance.  This is a blessing that only God could have placed in my path.  Without God softening the heart and granting vision to this IT Director with whom I have spent less than 3 hours time and have known only since last Monday, I can't imagine being given such an opportunity.  I start next month and I am so excited about the continued learning and opportunities that lie ahead.
    I am so grateful to my Father in Heaven; I know and testify that He loves us individually and is intimately aware of the desires of our hearts, and our talents and capabilities.  I pray that He will continue to bless me as He has thus far, and that I will never forget Him, that I may always be worthy of His Spirit and His outstretched hand!  I will need it now more than ever, as this is only the beginning of this new road.
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    person0 got a reaction from Vort in Career Change - Advice?   
    I just landed my first job as a software developer!  God get's all the credit, though.  This job was made available to me in a way that could only come from Him.  I was at Young Men's Camp with my oldest son a few weeks ago. While there, I had the opportunity to talk about my efforts to break into IT with a brother I was already moderately acquainted with through having served in the High Priest Group leadership with his father.  He encouraged me to meet with the IT Director who is also self-taught and grew himself in the industry from the ground up.
    Fast forward to last Monday; we go to lunch together and hit it off pretty well and as we are about to leave he says to me, "Hey, I have an opening. . . you're not qualified for it, but if you're interested you can apply, and worst case we can get you some good feedback and point you in the right direction."  I was exited to see what the interview would be like, and to get more advice, so I accepted.  Wednesday, I get into the interview and I can tell it is a mixed bag performance.  All the management type questions I am easily hammering out since I've been in management for many years now, but as far as the development questions go, I probably scored a 40%  just from lack of familiarity with certain concepts, due to only working on hobby projects and never within an organization.  Having developed two fully featured front-end applications and one full-stack application was much less valuable since they were all as the sole developer.  At the end of the interview the IT Director repeated, "Just as a reminder, you're not qualified for this position, so we're going to talk about what if anything we could do, and worse case, we'll get you some good feedback and advice."

    Two days later he calls me and offers me a job!  He laid out a plan with a specific path to get me get me the experience and qualifications to put me back in a leadership position over a team like I am now.  I have the personal drive and God given talent to ultimately be successful, yet only in my dreams have I ever imagined someone would be willing to take a chance on me like this!  The pay cut is only about 10% with the opportunity to be back at or above my current income within a year depending on my performance.  This is a blessing that only God could have placed in my path.  Without God softening the heart and granting vision to this IT Director with whom I have spent less than 3 hours time and have known only since last Monday, I can't imagine being given such an opportunity.  I start next month and I am so excited about the continued learning and opportunities that lie ahead.
    I am so grateful to my Father in Heaven; I know and testify that He loves us individually and is intimately aware of the desires of our hearts, and our talents and capabilities.  I pray that He will continue to bless me as He has thus far, and that I will never forget Him, that I may always be worthy of His Spirit and His outstretched hand!  I will need it now more than ever, as this is only the beginning of this new road.
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    person0 got a reaction from Vort in Career Change - Advice?   
    I just landed my first job as a software developer!  God get's all the credit, though.  This job was made available to me in a way that could only come from Him.  I was at Young Men's Camp with my oldest son a few weeks ago. While there, I had the opportunity to talk about my efforts to break into IT with a brother I was already moderately acquainted with through having served in the High Priest Group leadership with his father.  He encouraged me to meet with the IT Director who is also self-taught and grew himself in the industry from the ground up.
    Fast forward to last Monday; we go to lunch together and hit it off pretty well and as we are about to leave he says to me, "Hey, I have an opening. . . you're not qualified for it, but if you're interested you can apply, and worst case we can get you some good feedback and point you in the right direction."  I was exited to see what the interview would be like, and to get more advice, so I accepted.  Wednesday, I get into the interview and I can tell it is a mixed bag performance.  All the management type questions I am easily hammering out since I've been in management for many years now, but as far as the development questions go, I probably scored a 40%  just from lack of familiarity with certain concepts, due to only working on hobby projects and never within an organization.  Having developed two fully featured front-end applications and one full-stack application was much less valuable since they were all as the sole developer.  At the end of the interview the IT Director repeated, "Just as a reminder, you're not qualified for this position, so we're going to talk about what if anything we could do, and worse case, we'll get you some good feedback and advice."

    Two days later he calls me and offers me a job!  He laid out a plan with a specific path to get me get me the experience and qualifications to put me back in a leadership position over a team like I am now.  I have the personal drive and God given talent to ultimately be successful, yet only in my dreams have I ever imagined someone would be willing to take a chance on me like this!  The pay cut is only about 10% with the opportunity to be back at or above my current income within a year depending on my performance.  This is a blessing that only God could have placed in my path.  Without God softening the heart and granting vision to this IT Director with whom I have spent less than 3 hours time and have known only since last Monday, I can't imagine being given such an opportunity.  I start next month and I am so excited about the continued learning and opportunities that lie ahead.
    I am so grateful to my Father in Heaven; I know and testify that He loves us individually and is intimately aware of the desires of our hearts, and our talents and capabilities.  I pray that He will continue to bless me as He has thus far, and that I will never forget Him, that I may always be worthy of His Spirit and His outstretched hand!  I will need it now more than ever, as this is only the beginning of this new road.
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    person0 reacted to Vort in Career Change - Advice?   
    That's not the only reason I've been a writer for 17+ years, but it's certainly one of them.
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    person0 got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Career Change - Advice?   
    I see that assignment operator where a comparison operator ought to be!  On that note, though, I looked up 'why not be a software developer?' and one of the top reasons was essentially, "If you can't handle staring at a screen for 8 hours to diagnose and accomplish what should have only been 10 minutes of work, don't be a developer!"
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    person0 got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Career Change - Advice?   
    I see that assignment operator where a comparison operator ought to be!  On that note, though, I looked up 'why not be a software developer?' and one of the top reasons was essentially, "If you can't handle staring at a screen for 8 hours to diagnose and accomplish what should have only been 10 minutes of work, don't be a developer!"
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    person0 got a reaction from Vort in Career Change - Advice?   
    I just landed my first job as a software developer!  God get's all the credit, though.  This job was made available to me in a way that could only come from Him.  I was at Young Men's Camp with my oldest son a few weeks ago. While there, I had the opportunity to talk about my efforts to break into IT with a brother I was already moderately acquainted with through having served in the High Priest Group leadership with his father.  He encouraged me to meet with the IT Director who is also self-taught and grew himself in the industry from the ground up.
    Fast forward to last Monday; we go to lunch together and hit it off pretty well and as we are about to leave he says to me, "Hey, I have an opening. . . you're not qualified for it, but if you're interested you can apply, and worst case we can get you some good feedback and point you in the right direction."  I was exited to see what the interview would be like, and to get more advice, so I accepted.  Wednesday, I get into the interview and I can tell it is a mixed bag performance.  All the management type questions I am easily hammering out since I've been in management for many years now, but as far as the development questions go, I probably scored a 40%  just from lack of familiarity with certain concepts, due to only working on hobby projects and never within an organization.  Having developed two fully featured front-end applications and one full-stack application was much less valuable since they were all as the sole developer.  At the end of the interview the IT Director repeated, "Just as a reminder, you're not qualified for this position, so we're going to talk about what if anything we could do, and worse case, we'll get you some good feedback and advice."

    Two days later he calls me and offers me a job!  He laid out a plan with a specific path to get me get me the experience and qualifications to put me back in a leadership position over a team like I am now.  I have the personal drive and God given talent to ultimately be successful, yet only in my dreams have I ever imagined someone would be willing to take a chance on me like this!  The pay cut is only about 10% with the opportunity to be back at or above my current income within a year depending on my performance.  This is a blessing that only God could have placed in my path.  Without God softening the heart and granting vision to this IT Director with whom I have spent less than 3 hours time and have known only since last Monday, I can't imagine being given such an opportunity.  I start next month and I am so excited about the continued learning and opportunities that lie ahead.
    I am so grateful to my Father in Heaven; I know and testify that He loves us individually and is intimately aware of the desires of our hearts, and our talents and capabilities.  I pray that He will continue to bless me as He has thus far, and that I will never forget Him, that I may always be worthy of His Spirit and His outstretched hand!  I will need it now more than ever, as this is only the beginning of this new road.
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    person0 reacted to Vort in Career Change - Advice?   
    Cautionary tale:

    'You have been warned.
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    person0 got a reaction from Vort in Career Change - Advice?   
    I just landed my first job as a software developer!  God get's all the credit, though.  This job was made available to me in a way that could only come from Him.  I was at Young Men's Camp with my oldest son a few weeks ago. While there, I had the opportunity to talk about my efforts to break into IT with a brother I was already moderately acquainted with through having served in the High Priest Group leadership with his father.  He encouraged me to meet with the IT Director who is also self-taught and grew himself in the industry from the ground up.
    Fast forward to last Monday; we go to lunch together and hit it off pretty well and as we are about to leave he says to me, "Hey, I have an opening. . . you're not qualified for it, but if you're interested you can apply, and worst case we can get you some good feedback and point you in the right direction."  I was exited to see what the interview would be like, and to get more advice, so I accepted.  Wednesday, I get into the interview and I can tell it is a mixed bag performance.  All the management type questions I am easily hammering out since I've been in management for many years now, but as far as the development questions go, I probably scored a 40%  just from lack of familiarity with certain concepts, due to only working on hobby projects and never within an organization.  Having developed two fully featured front-end applications and one full-stack application was much less valuable since they were all as the sole developer.  At the end of the interview the IT Director repeated, "Just as a reminder, you're not qualified for this position, so we're going to talk about what if anything we could do, and worse case, we'll get you some good feedback and advice."

    Two days later he calls me and offers me a job!  He laid out a plan with a specific path to get me get me the experience and qualifications to put me back in a leadership position over a team like I am now.  I have the personal drive and God given talent to ultimately be successful, yet only in my dreams have I ever imagined someone would be willing to take a chance on me like this!  The pay cut is only about 10% with the opportunity to be back at or above my current income within a year depending on my performance.  This is a blessing that only God could have placed in my path.  Without God softening the heart and granting vision to this IT Director with whom I have spent less than 3 hours time and have known only since last Monday, I can't imagine being given such an opportunity.  I start next month and I am so excited about the continued learning and opportunities that lie ahead.
    I am so grateful to my Father in Heaven; I know and testify that He loves us individually and is intimately aware of the desires of our hearts, and our talents and capabilities.  I pray that He will continue to bless me as He has thus far, and that I will never forget Him, that I may always be worthy of His Spirit and His outstretched hand!  I will need it now more than ever, as this is only the beginning of this new road.
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    person0 got a reaction from Vort in Career Change - Advice?   
    I just landed my first job as a software developer!  God get's all the credit, though.  This job was made available to me in a way that could only come from Him.  I was at Young Men's Camp with my oldest son a few weeks ago. While there, I had the opportunity to talk about my efforts to break into IT with a brother I was already moderately acquainted with through having served in the High Priest Group leadership with his father.  He encouraged me to meet with the IT Director who is also self-taught and grew himself in the industry from the ground up.
    Fast forward to last Monday; we go to lunch together and hit it off pretty well and as we are about to leave he says to me, "Hey, I have an opening. . . you're not qualified for it, but if you're interested you can apply, and worst case we can get you some good feedback and point you in the right direction."  I was exited to see what the interview would be like, and to get more advice, so I accepted.  Wednesday, I get into the interview and I can tell it is a mixed bag performance.  All the management type questions I am easily hammering out since I've been in management for many years now, but as far as the development questions go, I probably scored a 40%  just from lack of familiarity with certain concepts, due to only working on hobby projects and never within an organization.  Having developed two fully featured front-end applications and one full-stack application was much less valuable since they were all as the sole developer.  At the end of the interview the IT Director repeated, "Just as a reminder, you're not qualified for this position, so we're going to talk about what if anything we could do, and worse case, we'll get you some good feedback and advice."

    Two days later he calls me and offers me a job!  He laid out a plan with a specific path to get me get me the experience and qualifications to put me back in a leadership position over a team like I am now.  I have the personal drive and God given talent to ultimately be successful, yet only in my dreams have I ever imagined someone would be willing to take a chance on me like this!  The pay cut is only about 10% with the opportunity to be back at or above my current income within a year depending on my performance.  This is a blessing that only God could have placed in my path.  Without God softening the heart and granting vision to this IT Director with whom I have spent less than 3 hours time and have known only since last Monday, I can't imagine being given such an opportunity.  I start next month and I am so excited about the continued learning and opportunities that lie ahead.
    I am so grateful to my Father in Heaven; I know and testify that He loves us individually and is intimately aware of the desires of our hearts, and our talents and capabilities.  I pray that He will continue to bless me as He has thus far, and that I will never forget Him, that I may always be worthy of His Spirit and His outstretched hand!  I will need it now more than ever, as this is only the beginning of this new road.
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    person0 got a reaction from Backroads in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    I can imagine that.  My wife used to be a public school teacher, so she is accustomed to the effort.  We have a dedicated homeschool room where she works her magic with the kids.  I think it is fair to say that the majority of her time as a mother is spent teaching and preparing.

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    person0 got a reaction from Anddenex in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    Well, my wife and I took our kids out of the public school system and are homeschooling them, that is the action we have taken.  There is some expansion in the works on that to create a local homeschool co-op.  I would suggest one of the most effective things that could be done would be for people to leave the public school system en masse.  Then you have complete control over what is being taught to your children, and the principles of the Constitution and liberty can be instilled within them at home.
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    person0 got a reaction from Anddenex in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    Because of the modern social climate fostered by the organizations and individuals who support and sustain CRT, they have established real and actionable institutional power for minority races (black in particular), and have implemented Affirmative Action which is by definition "a system of advantage based on race".  Therefore, an interesting thing about this new-fangled definition of racism is that, in acquiring the power and influence to re-define the word racism and institute Affirmative Action, minority proponents of CRT have exerted "social and institutional power" and unintentionally defined themselves into perpetrators of racism.
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    person0 got a reaction from Anddenex in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    There was a time when real policies existed for this purpose.  It was called Redlining.  Those policies are no longer in effect, so the current claim is that the historical issues propagated poverty to the current day, and impoverished communities (minorities in particular) are continually impacted by the racism of the past with no recourse to improve their lives on their own.  Of course, that is false, because almost anyone can improve their livelihood through their own efforts.
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    person0 got a reaction from Backroads in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    I can imagine that.  My wife used to be a public school teacher, so she is accustomed to the effort.  We have a dedicated homeschool room where she works her magic with the kids.  I think it is fair to say that the majority of her time as a mother is spent teaching and preparing.

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    person0 reacted to Traveler in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    @Backroadsand @person0  With rare exceptions the children that do well in school have parents that are interested and involved.  Please note that parents is plural.   The children that do poorly (with rare exception) are children without parental influence in their home that is interested and involved in their education.  It should be obvious that systemic racism or critical racism is that which abhors parents that are interested and invested in their children and instead glamorizes sex without responsibility of ever creating children - especially when such is done through institutions (schools and government) towards a specific group of people.  Abortion targeted towards a specific race (more in one race than another) is perhaps one of the greatest examples of critical race theory in action.
     
    The Traveler
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    person0 got a reaction from Backroads in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    I can imagine that.  My wife used to be a public school teacher, so she is accustomed to the effort.  We have a dedicated homeschool room where she works her magic with the kids.  I think it is fair to say that the majority of her time as a mother is spent teaching and preparing.

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    person0 got a reaction from Backroads in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    I can imagine that.  My wife used to be a public school teacher, so she is accustomed to the effort.  We have a dedicated homeschool room where she works her magic with the kids.  I think it is fair to say that the majority of her time as a mother is spent teaching and preparing.

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    person0 got a reaction from Backroads in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    I can imagine that.  My wife used to be a public school teacher, so she is accustomed to the effort.  We have a dedicated homeschool room where she works her magic with the kids.  I think it is fair to say that the majority of her time as a mother is spent teaching and preparing.