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  1. Scott

    Leviticus 21:16-23

    Well, not really. There are a lot of places in the Old Testament were such aren't treated with kindness and compassion. Here is 2 Samuel 5:8, for example: 8 And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind, that are hated of David’s soul, he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.
  2. It depends on what you are getting fixed. For routine maintenance, I usually don't go to the dealer. For something like a transmission replacement I'd go to the dealer. Sometimes (speaking from experience), garages as not as familiar with major work for individual types of vehicles.
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    Old TV shows

    I never watched the Go-bots so can't comment. I liked it too and recently ordered it on Amazon. I watched it recently and it isn't as good as I remembered. I only watched a few episodes. I don't think I'll watch the rest if you wanted the DVDs. Just PM me.
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    Leviticus 21:16-23

    That's how I read it too.
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    History Buff's

    It became a requirement for temple attendence in 1902.
  6. I admit that Leviticus 21:16-21 has always made me uncomfortable. Does anyone else feel the same way? If it doesn't make you a little uncomfortable, why not? Some people just say something like "that was a long time ago and we dont have the answer" or blow it off, but some others who ponder such versus (including me) wonder why such things are in the scriptures. What am I missing? ¶ And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 17 Speak unto Aaron, saying, Whosoever he be of thy seed in their generations that hath any blemish, let him not approach to offer the bread of his God. 18 For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous, 19 Or a man that is brokenfooted, or brokenhanded, 20 Or crookbackt, or a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken; 21 No man that hath a blemish of the seed of Aaron the priest shall come nigh to offer the offerings of the Lord made by fire: he hath a blemish; he shall not come nigh to offer the bread of his God. 22 He shall eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy, and of the holy. 23 Only he shall not go in unto the veil, nor come nigh unto the altar, because he hath a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I the Lord do sanctify them.
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    Old TV shows

    War of the Worlds (the series) Then there's kid's shows. We didn't watch much TV as children, but I remember watching the Transformers and liking it. I saw an episode of it a while ago and it was pretty much trash.
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    Failed Movies -- Good or Bad

    Shawshank Redemption was never considered a bad movie, but it was considered a box office flop. It is definitely considered a classic by a lot of people nowadays.
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    Failed Movies -- Good or Bad

    Solo. I guess it was still popular, but not as much as expected.
  10. The problem with nuclear is that too many people are afraid of it (I'm not one of them) and don't want it in their backyards. It's more than just the plants, but even moreso the waste disposal. The mines too. Plus, some have a fear that the nuclear material can become weaponized. The US seemed to be on track to becoming more friendly, but the Japan earthquake really scared a lot of people and set things back.
  11. It depends on the solar panels. Sunpower Panels, for example, are expected to lose 8% after 25 years. https://us.sunpower.com/home-solar/solar-cell-technology-solutions 3% sounds high. Most newer panels are better than that, at least if we are to believe the manufacturers.
  12. Thus far our power bill is negative, meaning our solar panels are producing more power than we use and thus we get a refund every month. It is true that all power is tied to the grid and thus you can't be sure that every electron that you use is the same exact electron as the one you produce; it just means that the solar is producing more than we are using. Someone else on the grid is using some of the power that we produce. Obviously, since we don't have batteries, we are using someone else's power at night. Someone uses ours in the daytime. Either way though, we still produce more power than we use.
  13. I think in a way, that might have been easier, but we didn't know what to tell people. At the time, it really isn't something we wanted talk about. In a way I think it might have been easier if we could just tell people that we were physically unable to have children and leave it at that, but we were able to have children; it was just hard. If people asked, we'd just say we're working on it. That was years ago. It's easier to talk about now. Yes, it may seem unusual and it was unusual. I hope this doesn't make anyone uncomfortable, but I will explain a bit on the situation. Here's what was going on: Since my wife was a young teenager, her period days were the reverse of what is normal. In a normal menstrual cycle, a woman will menstrate 3-5 days a month and then the cycle would be repeated the next month (or more accurately approximately a month). My wife however, would menstruate for 30 days and then get a three day break of not menstruating before the next 30 menstruation would begin. Since she'd loose too much blood and tissue, she had to be on birth control since about age 14. She still has to be on birth control at age 47 even though her tubes were tied 15 years ago (under medical advice). We're probably one of the very few couples who can't wait until she hits menopause. My wife could only go off birth control for short periods of time without very serious health risks (it's still the same to this day). It was frustrating because we would try to conceive and then she would have to go back on birth control. We would try for her to go off birth control for longer periods of time (up to a few months), but it didn't work and she would have to go back on. This went on for several years. It was really frustrating and was really painful, especially for my wife. She wasn't offended in any way when people would ask us when we were having kids, but she was really depressed about it and it would make her sad. It wasn't about being offended, but just a reminder of her situation. We'd just say that "we're trying" and try to leave it at that, but we had to do this for several years. We really couldn't say that we were unable to have children and we didn't want to explain why it was taking so long. As far as LDS Social Services go, we hadn't approached the bishop yet because LDS Social Services was still trying to decide if we qualified as infertile or not and thus if we were eligible for the program. We were stuck in a gray area. We really weren't infertile, but it was very hard to conceive. Technically being on birth control made us ineligible, but we had unusal circumstances and good reasons. We were kind of stuck between fertile and infertile. LDS Social Services was in the process of determining our eligibility and this took quite a while. We could have gone to the bishop earlier, but we were waiting for the decision on eligibility. At the time it wasn't something that was easy to talk about. It would be easier now. My intention isn't to shame the bishop. As mentioned, he was a good man and felt really bad after he found out what was going on, especially since my wife just miscarried after trying all those years. It was really bad timing.
  14. We're defininately not going to agree on this. In my eyes, there are questions that are helpful to someone and questions that are not. I see no benefit to asking someone when they are going to have kids. I see potential harm, but no potential gain even if the couple was not hurt (which hopfully would be the vast majority of the time). There are way to ask someone questions that might help them out and ways to ask someone questions that are not useful to them. Even if it doesn't cause pain, there is no reason to ask someone "when are you going to have kids?". That's a lot worse than asking someone "when's the last time you had sex with your husband and what position did you use?" Neither one is anyone's business other than the couples' and asking doesn't help the couple in any way.
  15. OK, not bad. Can you tell me what purpose this served and what good asking the question did? I just don't see how this is useful to the couple.