Grunt

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    Grunt reacted to NeuroTypical in Mitt Romney Interview About DC Temple   
    I've gathered perhaps half a dozen such stories from good school teachers in the last year or two.  It gives me hope.
    Knock 'em dead, teachers!
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    Grunt got a reaction from prisonchaplain in Mitt Romney Interview About DC Temple   
    Do you know something I don't?   I sure hope so.
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    Grunt got a reaction from mirkwood in Mitt Romney Interview About DC Temple   
    Do you know something I don't?   I sure hope so.
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    Grunt reacted to Vort in The Reality of State Secession   
    It's allowed as long as your politics agree with mine.
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    Grunt got a reaction from Carborendum in Religion and Politics   
    Lots of pretty morally crappy people do good things.   I wouldn't call them role models, though.  Then again, society considers many depraved individuals to be role models.
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    Grunt got a reaction from Still_Small_Voice in The Reality of State Secession   
    I think you have it backwards.  The "insecurity" people feel as a result of gun ownership is a false sense of insecurity.   
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    Grunt got a reaction from Still_Small_Voice in The Reality of State Secession   
    What you're describing has existed since the dawn of time.  We each assess our own risk independently, and weight that risk differently.  If you look at the number of homes in the U.S. and the number of house fires annually, you aren't likely to have a house fire this year.  However, many of us have fire extinguishers.  If you look at the number of miles driven in total each year and the number of serious car accidents per mile driven, you aren't likely to need your seatbelt, yet we mandate seat belt usage in many states and many of us wear one anyway.  My sister refuses to swim in the ocean because she's afraid a shark will eat her.  In New England, that isn't very likely at all.  However, she's passed that fear onto her children, and they makes sure everyone they go to the beach with knows they shouldn't be in the water.   
    Given the number of schools in the U.S. and the number of school shootings each year, you aren't likely to need your active shooter training, or nuclear blast training, or even fire drill training.  yet we do it.  The frequency we do it is often driven by our fear, rational or not.   
    The world has always had something that made them feel insecure.   As a result, they've always had something to make them feel better in response to that insecurity.    People carrying firearms doesn't add to any person's actual insecurity.  
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    Grunt reacted to MrShorty in Cancer (and its treatments) sucks!!!!   
    After several weeks, I feel great (after 6 months of chem and radiation, I had forgotten what it feels like to be myself). Follow up tests are showing no cancer remaining, so the chemo and radiation were very successful.
    Now the surgeon is giving me a choice. Stick with the tried and true treatment plan and cut the offending part of my gut out, because we know through years of experience what the risk of recurrence is (pretty small). Or forego surgery (a less tested and less understood course of action) and see what happens.
    The idea of skipping surgery is, naturally, appealing. But I'm just not sure I want to take on the uncertainty. If the cancer were to come back, there would be the regret of not having done everything we could now to prevent recurrence. If we do surgery and it comes back, well, then we shake our fist at God until we get it out of our system, then submit to His will.
    If only there was a way to see into the future, but there isn't, so I feel inclined to go with the known risk rather than the unknown risk and have surgery. It's a bit of a tough decision, but that seems best with what we know now.
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    Grunt reacted to Carborendum in Falling Stars   
    Well, apparently, he's dead now.  It could actually be for real this time.
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    Grunt got a reaction from Carborendum in Falling Stars   
    Not yet!  #FakeNews
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    Grunt reacted to Carborendum in Falling Stars   
    Maybe it is because they are "MY" stars.  But I've always read in the news about stars dying.  And I've noticed "on a background level" that there were some each year that met the great beyond.  But this year in particular, I've read about them all dying in a single year.
    I'd actually like to see if there has been an uptick statistically, or if it is just perception ... or the level of reporting.
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    Grunt got a reaction from LDSGator in Falling Stars   
    Is it more than normal, or is it just that you're getting to the age that it's your formative favorites that are dying?
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    Grunt got a reaction from mordorbund in The Reality of State Secession   
    You're absolutely wrong.  Why?  Because they can't drop the bomb on Dallas.   Asymmetric warfare is very difficult for organized armies and that is compounded when both sides are domestic.  The military has been chess boarding this for decades.   Asymmetric warfare is hard enough to win in foreign lands.  It doesn't matter if you have the best tech. That's why we've had issues in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, etc.  It's easy for us to go in there and stomp the government or factions we are after.  However, the voids are soon filled by others.  That's why we rarely last in those places.   We spent 20 years stomping muddles in the Taliban.  Guess who runs Afghanistan now?

    The US is no different.  First, you're asking Soldiers from the US to whack citizens from the US.  Even with an incredible propaganda campaign, it's not sustainable.  What happens when you drop the bomb on Dallas?  What happens to everyone in the military who have relatives in Dallas?  What happens to the rest of Texas?  Are Texans going to say "yep, they deserved it" and sit back, or have you just radicalized more people across the country?   We don't need to guess, we've seen it play out time and time again in foreign countries.  It's multiplied domestically.   

    Like I said, it's been chess boarded constantly.   They actually train for it in Robin Sage and other exercises.  I'm certainly not naive to the technology of the army.   The army would have a very difficult time stomping an insurrection of any size, regardless the weapons they used.
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    Grunt got a reaction from Carborendum in The Reality of State Secession   
    You're absolutely wrong.  Why?  Because they can't drop the bomb on Dallas.   Asymmetric warfare is very difficult for organized armies and that is compounded when both sides are domestic.  The military has been chess boarding this for decades.   Asymmetric warfare is hard enough to win in foreign lands.  It doesn't matter if you have the best tech. That's why we've had issues in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, etc.  It's easy for us to go in there and stomp the government or factions we are after.  However, the voids are soon filled by others.  That's why we rarely last in those places.   We spent 20 years stomping muddles in the Taliban.  Guess who runs Afghanistan now?

    The US is no different.  First, you're asking Soldiers from the US to whack citizens from the US.  Even with an incredible propaganda campaign, it's not sustainable.  What happens when you drop the bomb on Dallas?  What happens to everyone in the military who have relatives in Dallas?  What happens to the rest of Texas?  Are Texans going to say "yep, they deserved it" and sit back, or have you just radicalized more people across the country?   We don't need to guess, we've seen it play out time and time again in foreign countries.  It's multiplied domestically.   

    Like I said, it's been chess boarded constantly.   They actually train for it in Robin Sage and other exercises.  I'm certainly not naive to the technology of the army.   The army would have a very difficult time stomping an insurrection of any size, regardless the weapons they used.
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    Grunt reacted to LDSGator in The Reality of State Secession   
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    We see it vastly differently, that’s for sure. 
     
    What we are hopefully unified on is the prayer that we never get there. 
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    Grunt got a reaction from LDSGator in The Reality of State Secession   
    We may see it differently, but I live it.  I like to think I have a clearer picture and more facts.  My position isn't emotional, it's derived from years of experience home and abroad.
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    Grunt got a reaction from LDSGator in The Reality of State Secession   
    Dupalicious
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    Grunt got a reaction from mordorbund in The Reality of State Secession   
    What you're describing has existed since the dawn of time.  We each assess our own risk independently, and weight that risk differently.  If you look at the number of homes in the U.S. and the number of house fires annually, you aren't likely to have a house fire this year.  However, many of us have fire extinguishers.  If you look at the number of miles driven in total each year and the number of serious car accidents per mile driven, you aren't likely to need your seatbelt, yet we mandate seat belt usage in many states and many of us wear one anyway.  My sister refuses to swim in the ocean because she's afraid a shark will eat her.  In New England, that isn't very likely at all.  However, she's passed that fear onto her children, and they makes sure everyone they go to the beach with knows they shouldn't be in the water.   
    Given the number of schools in the U.S. and the number of school shootings each year, you aren't likely to need your active shooter training, or nuclear blast training, or even fire drill training.  yet we do it.  The frequency we do it is often driven by our fear, rational or not.   
    The world has always had something that made them feel insecure.   As a result, they've always had something to make them feel better in response to that insecurity.    People carrying firearms doesn't add to any person's actual insecurity.  
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    Grunt got a reaction from Carborendum in The Reality of State Secession   
    I think you have it backwards.  The "insecurity" people feel as a result of gun ownership is a false sense of insecurity.   
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    Grunt reacted to Vort in The Reality of State Secession   
    So you are talking about "insecurity" as a feeling rather than a state. Yes, many people do indeed feel insecure. But it is not the government's job* to make people feel secure. It is the government's job to make sure people are secure.
    *Apparently, that's a politician's job.
    We can no more make everyone feel secure than we can make everyone feel loved or make everyone feel cold or make everyone feel drunken. So people's feelings of insecurity are of no immediate consequence.
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    Grunt reacted to Anddenex in And So it Begins...   
    I'm unsure how this will play out in the US, but with more Socialists and Leftist ideologies and philosophies I wouldn't be surprised that we will start seeing this soon in the US either.
     
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    Grunt reacted to Just_A_Guy in Gospel Living   
    Holy crap!  It works!  Thank you!
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    Grunt reacted to Fether in Gospel Living   
    I almost want them to just fully commit to it and make a full on Latter-day Saint social media. Not sure if that would catch on though
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    Grunt got a reaction from Just_A_Guy in Gospel Living   
    I'm hoping that it gains traction as we use it so we can get more features.  Lots of our youth don't have phones, so a web version would be nice.  Oddly, we have youth with Fire tablets but the app isn't in the Amazon store.
    You can add people to circles.   If you wanted, you could add all your SS teachers to the presidency circle, it would just no longer be the presidency circle. I also don't think they'll fall off when released like the other circles do, either.  Custom circles would be nice, though.
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    Grunt got a reaction from Just_A_Guy in Gospel Living   
    Yeah.  I'm trying to use it for youth.  There doesn't seem to be a consistent way to communicate and schedule events that includes the parents outside of this app.   Anything else we've tried to get people to use seems to be a hassle.