mnn2501

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    Big temperature drop

    Dallas TX Thursdays high 92F - Fridays High 64F It was in the 40's when I left for work Friday morning. That's a Temperature drop!
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    Career Change - Advice?

    I made a mid life career change into IT 21 years ago. It really depends on where you live as to how much you make - I was in Florida and my first IT job was just under $20K, 3 months later I moved to TX and started a new job at $35K Keep in mind those were 21 years ago. I do make well over your required minimum now, but starting out you cannot expect much.
  3. Cravings are something you have to work through. Sadly with smoking I did it to myself - but I survived. Actions have consequences.
  4. No women in my Ward wore pants and in checking with a couple of friends no one in their wards did either - It may have been an "event" in the mountain west but it was ignored most other places.
  5. I never touched it again either, but that doesn't mean you don't get a craving.
  6. Yes, (I smoked for 17 years) but after the first few months, the cravings get lighter and further in between. In my 17th year I might have gotten 1 craving all year.
  7. IF you are using Nicotine gum (or the patch) to quit smoking I say Great, just know that it continues the actual addition it just gets rid of the habit of smoking. In 1986 I quit smoking - cold turkey, it was one of the hardest things I have ever done, I did start going through at least 1 box of TicTacs a day for the first couple months (do they even still sell TicTacs?) Just know that as long as you don't dwell on them the urges to smoke do go away and it gets less and less over time, however my doctor told me and he was correct, that for as long as I smoked, thats how many years I would still get cravings. (of course the longer it was the less frequest and strong they were). Good Luck.
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    Impeach Trump

    It appears to me is that the dems are doing is governing (and running for election) by tweet. They are going for people who tweet which is mainly millennial's and hollywood. I have to believe there are many people who consider themselves to be democrats that are wondering why the party is moving away from them.
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    Impeach Trump

    $50K a month cocaine habit?
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    Nike: Why I Believe a Boycott May Work

    Not a big consumer of Nike, but after this I will insure we never give them a dime of our money.
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    Democratic Presidential candidates

    After watching as much as I could of both debates, all I see are candidates pandering to the far left. Most Americans are not far left. I want a middle of the road candidate to vote for.
  12. JoJo, you are not meant to be anyone's doormat: you are a Child of God. I see no reason for you to apologize for anything based on what you have told us here. You don't need this relationship on these terms, leave things as they are. Perhaps someday they'll come around but as far as I'm concerned 'the ball is in their court'
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    Latest on Vidangel

    If you filtered out all 8 seasons of Game of Thrones, you'd end up with about a 3 hour show.
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    Eroding Friendships

    First off, Congrats on being a DM for 30 years. I first started playing (mostly DM'ing in 1981) Gave it up for a while but back to it via the internet (Roll20) with 2 members of my original group (along with others). Good fun! As far as Penny, sounds like you're better off without her, she sounds impossible to please, its either her way or the highway. I find that is more and more the case with extreme people and frankly I remove those type of people from my social circle - don't need or want the drama.
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    Church Clothing - Ethics & Sustainability

    There are also "economies of scale" it is much more efficient and inexpensive to create something in one central location and in a variety of places, that includes using clean technology. You actually think God will let mankind destroy his creation - we must believe in different Gods then.
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    Church Clothing - Ethics & Sustainability

    Most environmentalism falls into 2 categories: 1. The transfer of wealth - cap and trade, rich countries cutting emissions while poor countries escalate theirs. 2.) People telling others how to live - celebrities and politicians flying personal jets and driving SUVs telling others how we're ruining the environment. Then there is the fact that "environmentalists" always look for the worst possible scenario - they were preaching ZPG (Zero Population Growth) in the 70's saying the world would run out of resources by the year 2000. Al Gore claimed we only had 10 years left - over 20 years ago, Peak Oil was preached, we supposedly only had 10 years worth of oil left - that was over 20 years ago. Should we be good stewards of the resources God has given us? Yes Will mankind destroy the planet? not if you really believe there is a God.
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    Old TV shows

    DW and I are (somewhat) binge watching the entire MASH series currently. I also am slowly watching the Andy Griffin Show.
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    Church Clothing - Ethics & Sustainability

    I can't believe I read this whole thread -- your going to wear some kind of underwear no doubt, and if you are endowed in the Temple you'll be wearing garments. I find this whole thread to be a silly exercise in the hypocrisy of environmentalism.
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    New old calling

    There's a lot of wisdom in us old fogeys - you young-uns need to listen to us. Have you actually read the garbage on Facebook or twitter the last few years?
  20. Ban it now! What are some of the dangers associated with DHMO? Each year, Dihydrogen Monoxide is a known causative component in many thousands of deaths and is a major contributor to millions upon millions of dollars in damage to property and the environment. Some of the known perils of Dihydrogen Monoxide are: Death due to accidental inhalation of DHMO, even in small quantities. Prolonged exposure to solid DHMO causes severe tissue damage. Excessive ingestion produces a number of unpleasant though not typically life-threatening side-effects. DHMO is a major component of acid rain. Gaseous DHMO can cause severe burns. Contributes to soil erosion. Leads to corrosion and oxidation of many metals. Contamination of electrical systems often causes short-circuits. Exposure decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes. Found in biopsies of pre-cancerous tumors and lesions. Given to vicious dogs involved in recent deadly attacks. Often associated with killer cyclones in the U.S. Midwest and elsewhere, and in hurricanes including deadly storms in Florida, New Orleans and other areas of the southeastern U.S. Thermal variations in DHMO are a suspected contributor to the El Nino weather effect.
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    Soda Tax Simply Didn't Go Far Enough

    Bring back the burn barrel. We burned all our garbage except for glass and tin cans when I was growing up, and food waste went into the compost heap.
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    Soda Tax Simply Didn't Go Far Enough

    https://soyummy.com/myths-about-plastic-straws-you-need-to-stop-believing-right-now/
  23. Then he turned into one. I would suggest counseling and if that does not work, you will need to decide if you want this to continue the way it is or if you should 'cut your loses'. You might want to talk to an attorney. I know you are one, however (as the saying goes) a lawyer who represents themselves has a fool for a client.
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    Funnier than SNL

    Anything is funnier than SNL these days, last time it was funny, I was a young man.
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    LDS Library

    Sorry, but no you did not shut off the computer if Excel was back up to your spreadsheet. Close all your apps and click the actual Shutdown button inside Windows. Not the physical computer button.