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    person0 reacted to Grunt in Sacrament Talk   
    You should be wishing THEM luck.  They've unleashed the beast.
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    person0 got a reaction from NeedleinA in Biden Corruption Emails   
    I was the same.  I didn't vote for him last time but this time I am!

    Also BREAKING: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-china-email-source-verifies
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    person0 got a reaction from NeedleinA in Biden Corruption Emails   
    I was the same.  I didn't vote for him last time but this time I am!

    Also BREAKING: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-china-email-source-verifies
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    person0 reacted to pam in Biden Corruption Emails   
    I didn't vote for Trump last time (didn't vote for Hillary either) but this year I am.  While I may not like his mannerisms or his cockiness, I have been impressed in the job he has done in office.  
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    person0 got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Biden Corruption Emails   
    I just watched Rudy Giuliani display Hunter Biden's actual laptop.  He also has Hunter's signature on the repair bill.  He has seen all the footage and described some of it.  It is in the first 10 minor so of this video.
     
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    person0 got a reaction from Vort in HINDSIGHT: A Story of Faith and Family   
    Some members of this forum already know that between January 2015 - July 2019, my wife and I fostered and eventually came to adopt seven children.  My amazing wife, in addition to the never ending task of being a mother of seven, made time to dedicate herself to writing a book in order to share her side of our story with the world.  I am eternally grateful and proud of my awe-inspiring wife.  I love her and my children with all my heart.  Our story is nothing short of miraculous and we will ever be grateful for the trials and blessings God has placed in our path.

    Here is a link to the book, and a picture of my amazing family.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KZ23NKM

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    person0 got a reaction from Vort in HINDSIGHT: A Story of Faith and Family   
    Some members of this forum already know that between January 2015 - July 2019, my wife and I fostered and eventually came to adopt seven children.  My amazing wife, in addition to the never ending task of being a mother of seven, made time to dedicate herself to writing a book in order to share her side of our story with the world.  I am eternally grateful and proud of my awe-inspiring wife.  I love her and my children with all my heart.  Our story is nothing short of miraculous and we will ever be grateful for the trials and blessings God has placed in our path.

    Here is a link to the book, and a picture of my amazing family.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KZ23NKM

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    person0 got a reaction from Vort in HINDSIGHT: A Story of Faith and Family   
    Some members of this forum already know that between January 2015 - July 2019, my wife and I fostered and eventually came to adopt seven children.  My amazing wife, in addition to the never ending task of being a mother of seven, made time to dedicate herself to writing a book in order to share her side of our story with the world.  I am eternally grateful and proud of my awe-inspiring wife.  I love her and my children with all my heart.  Our story is nothing short of miraculous and we will ever be grateful for the trials and blessings God has placed in our path.

    Here is a link to the book, and a picture of my amazing family.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KZ23NKM

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    person0 got a reaction from Vort in HINDSIGHT: A Story of Faith and Family   
    Some members of this forum already know that between January 2015 - July 2019, my wife and I fostered and eventually came to adopt seven children.  My amazing wife, in addition to the never ending task of being a mother of seven, made time to dedicate herself to writing a book in order to share her side of our story with the world.  I am eternally grateful and proud of my awe-inspiring wife.  I love her and my children with all my heart.  Our story is nothing short of miraculous and we will ever be grateful for the trials and blessings God has placed in our path.

    Here is a link to the book, and a picture of my amazing family.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KZ23NKM

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    person0 reacted to Vort in Trump COVID19 positive   
    And unsurprisingly, Harris' "not putting up with being interrupted" occurred exactly when she was refusing to answer Pence's direct question about whether she would pack the court if elected. A lying piece of crap. Pence even called her out for her "non-answer", but the lying piece of crap just laughed, knowing that the moderator, the media, and the fawning partisan swooners the world over would never hold her to account.
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    person0 reacted to estradling75 in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    It seems to me that Racism is simply tribalism in another form.  Humans are social creatures and we tend to be supportive of those we see as "Us" and hostile to those seen as "Other"
    While the definition of "Us" and "Other" can and has change our responses to it generally have not.
    The gospel teaches that we are all Child of God making everyone an "Us".  Yet we live in a world that is trying to make everyone an "Other"
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    person0 reacted to Traveler in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    I can agree with most of what you have said - where I disagree is in your use of the term "systemic".  If we judge things on race alone and nothing else - discounting individuals, circumstances and all other things that could possibly apply - that is obviously racism.  The word and idea of "systemic" is exactly that.  It is the notion that race alone and only - and no other factor applies - is the very essence of racism.  To believe systemic racism, of necessity, makes the believer a racist. 
     
    The Traveler
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    person0 reacted to NeuroTypical in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    Oh, just to clarify, I'm absolutely certain racism exists.  Both the kind to which Vort was referring, and the kind we automatically think about.  I'm buddies with a black cop who shares a zillion stories about both kinds he's experienced.  I've seen it in crappy youtube comment sections and on twitter.  And I'm sure it has happened around me, and I've been oblivious.
    Again - personally witnessed?  Perhaps 3 or 4 times in my life.
     
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    person0 got a reaction from scottyg in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
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    person0 reacted to Grunt in What happened to MormonGator?   
    No explanation was given so it is hard to say.  My perception of things wasn't a rift of politics as much as it is a rift of faith.  This site strongly supports the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  That doesn't mean that it is forbidden to question or disagree with some things taught, but I would imagine it can get uncomfortable for those with strong opinions who either are not members or those who are inactive members.  Probably more so for inactive members who still profess to be members, because the laws and expectations of Heavenly Father don't change just because you choose to ignore them.
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    person0 got a reaction from dprh in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    That was my mistake.  I saw that part right after I posted.  I edited my comment for clarification.
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    person0 reacted to NeuroTypical in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    Perhaps I live in a hole, but other than viewing media, and viewing crap on the internet, I pretty much never see racism.  Can probably count on one hand the times I've seen it personally.
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    person0 reacted to Vort in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    If I were to openly call out racism every time I saw it, I would be accused of being a racist and lectured on how an accusation of racism can only properly be applied to white people.
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    person0 got a reaction from NeedleinA in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    Did anyone else notice that President Nelson didn't say that black people the world over are victims of racism?  I tend to believe the brethren are very calculated in their remarks as they seek to navigate a path that will enable the greatest quantity of people to come unto Christ with as few stumbling blocks as possible.  As he spoke of abandoning attitudes and actions of prejudice, what comes to my mind is the prejudice that is being perpetrated via education and indoctrination about "white privilege".  Notice how immediately before speaking about pains of racism, he spoke of the choices and individual agency we each have, and that our devotion to God is what determines His favor.  I see our black brother's and sisters suffering because they are being taught that they are victims and that the white skinned men and women in their society will look down upon them and treat them differently just because of the color of their skin. They are being deceived into supporting movements such as BLM, where the foundational principles are not based in achieving equity of opportunity and treatment, but equity of outcome, via dismantling the USA, families and free market society.  The war against our black brothers and sisters comes from the Amalickiah's of our day.  All who will allow God's voice to take priority over any other voice, will be led to the truth and able to escape both the temptation to act with prejudice as well as the pains brought on by seeing the world through the lens of prejudice.  We thank thee oh God for a prophet!  I am grateful for his words and I sincerely hope and pray that all brethren and sisters in the Church will be guided by the Spirit to read between the lines of the great talks given at this General Conference.
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    person0 reacted to dprh in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    I don't understand what you're pointing to.  This was quoted under the section "Are you willing to let God prevail in your life?"
    “Let me be clear, brothers and sisters, any discrimination because of race is morally wrong and contrary to God’s plan of happiness for His children. It is also contrary to His very purpose of the gathering.”
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    person0 got a reaction from NeedleinA in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    I too would love it if we had more of that.  Though, once I get to thinking about the implications, I start to feel that just might make it too 'easy'.  Christ so often taught in such a way that many could be benefited by His words, while some could truly hear.  I sincerely believe that in our ever more divisive climate, "He who hath ears to hear, let him hear, " is the teaching method that will prevail from the brethren.
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    person0 got a reaction from NeedleinA in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    I too would love it if we had more of that.  Though, once I get to thinking about the implications, I start to feel that just might make it too 'easy'.  Christ so often taught in such a way that many could be benefited by His words, while some could truly hear.  I sincerely believe that in our ever more divisive climate, "He who hath ears to hear, let him hear, " is the teaching method that will prevail from the brethren.
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    person0 reacted to NeedleinA in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    Thanks for taking the time to read between the lines and share 'pains vs. victims'.
    After I heard that statement by Pres. Nelson, " I grieve that our black brothers and sisters the world over are enduring the pains of racism and prejudice.  Today I call upon our members everywhere to lead out in abandoning attitudes and actions of prejudice. " I honestly got frustrated, started to zone out and didn't want to watch the rest of the session. I'm 100% on board with your perspective @person0 if that was the intended message. I apparently didn't read between the lines and only heard the equivalent of 'victims' of racism. I instantly shifted over to thinking, "Are we as a church now promoting race guilt?". Race guilt is one of the driving forces of BLM attracting non-blacks to their cause. Because of the tensions around, I would appreciate a little less of reading between the lines right now and giving it to us straight.

    Both my wife and I were semi frustrated by some of the safe dancing in the early talks Saturday morning. Almost instantly upon vocally airing our frustration to each other, Elder Oaks then gave his remarks = boom, answer to prayer.
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    person0 got a reaction from NeedleinA in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    Did anyone else notice that President Nelson didn't say that black people the world over are victims of racism?  I tend to believe the brethren are very calculated in their remarks as they seek to navigate a path that will enable the greatest quantity of people to come unto Christ with as few stumbling blocks as possible.  As he spoke of abandoning attitudes and actions of prejudice, what comes to my mind is the prejudice that is being perpetrated via education and indoctrination about "white privilege".  Notice how immediately before speaking about pains of racism, he spoke of the choices and individual agency we each have, and that our devotion to God is what determines His favor.  I see our black brother's and sisters suffering because they are being taught that they are victims and that the white skinned men and women in their society will look down upon them and treat them differently just because of the color of their skin. They are being deceived into supporting movements such as BLM, where the foundational principles are not based in achieving equity of opportunity and treatment, but equity of outcome, via dismantling the USA, families and free market society.  The war against our black brothers and sisters comes from the Amalickiah's of our day.  All who will allow God's voice to take priority over any other voice, will be led to the truth and able to escape both the temptation to act with prejudice as well as the pains brought on by seeing the world through the lens of prejudice.  We thank thee oh God for a prophet!  I am grateful for his words and I sincerely hope and pray that all brethren and sisters in the Church will be guided by the Spirit to read between the lines of the great talks given at this General Conference.
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    person0 reacted to Carborendum in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    I may have done a disservice to Pres. Oaks' talk.  I listened to it again and was reminded that there was much more to the talk. The greatest theme was loving our enemies.  But in the backdrop of the political climate today, he made some interesting statements.
    American's don't have to choose "between" their own cultural heritage and the American Heritage.  We can have both.  But it is the understanding that we are united under the Constitution while allowing ourselves all the diversity of culture we may want.
    I'm going to guess that this is most applicable to the far left.  Wanting to defund police and to get rid of the Constitution.  There can be a "black culture" or "latino culture" or "asian culture" as long as it accepts the Constitution as a governing document for civil interaction.
    I'd believe I'm a fairly good example of that.  I'm always talking about Korean stuff.  I'm proudly of Korean heritage.  But I absolutely believe the US Constitution to be divinely inspired.  And the more we stray from it, the closer we get to a dark age.