Still_Small_Voice

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    Still_Small_Voice got a reaction from Carborendum in Taiwan is the Beginning   
    I have been getting bad feelings about China.  It has a very large military, the largest in the world.  The leadership seem obsessed with calling Taiwan part of China. 
    In the last days before the LORD comes it would not surprise me if China was one of the main invading forces into Israel.  Will they attack Taiwan soon?  I hope not.
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    Still_Small_Voice got a reaction from The Folk Prophet in Trump's Home Raided by FBI   
    A lot of good points made in that podcast Folk Prophet.  Thanks for posting it.
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    Still_Small_Voice reacted to Vort in Trump's Home Raided by FBI   
    If nominated, I will not run. If elected, I will not serve.
    But I bet I would make a better US President than Joe Biden.
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    Still_Small_Voice reacted to Just_A_Guy in Trump's Home Raided by FBI   
    Agreed.  And frankly, it’s looking like the magistrate judge who signed the warrant was an Obama donor; which stinks to high heaven. 
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    Still_Small_Voice reacted to Anddenex in Trump's Home Raided by FBI   
    We appear, in this thing, to share the same thoughts. I didn't vote for Trump in 2016. I did vote for him because I started gaining sympathy/empathy for a man:
    1) Who wasn't a full time politician. Who actually worked in the workforce all his years before running for president.
    2) Who was targeted by "all" media (even those who were considered "neutral" outlets). When I looked into every case I could find facts upon it was easy to see a bias, not truth, or twisted truth.
    3) The continued assault to impeach him with no evidence but simply to seek to find anything and everything they could to remove him. When people are misrepresenting, fault finding, trying to dig up anything and everything they can against someone -- my mind thinks -- there is something this guy is doing right otherwise the "liberal" side wouldn't keep attacking him.
    4) The guy brought out one of the most heinous pedophilia syndicates, and we know all about his visits (but no charges). YET, for some reason the list of people on who visited (excluding Trump -- maybe some others but I don't know) -- are being totally hid from the public. They should be scrutinized just as much as Trump and we should be seeing court dates of those involved that they know were potential "statutory rape' cases.
    I could go on but this is enough. I would probably vote for him also again, because if the Dems hate him so much he must be doing something right for America -- constitutionally.
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    Still_Small_Voice reacted to person0 in Trump's Home Raided by FBI   
    The Chief Judge who was murdered by his brother that Nephi prophesied about was plausibly also a wicked man.  If we consider Trump as like one of the Chief Judges, he doesn't have to be compared to Nephi for it to be an accurate comparison.
    Personally, I have seen Trump like Morianton from the Book of Ether: a good leader to the people, despite not being a good role model due to his moral failings.
    This is me exactly. 😂
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    Still_Small_Voice reacted to mirkwood in Trump's Home Raided by FBI   
    The upcoming press briefing about the raid.
     

     
     
     
     
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    Still_Small_Voice reacted to Vort in The Reality of State Secession   
    It's allowed as long as your politics agree with mine.
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    Still_Small_Voice got a reaction from askandanswer in Sesame Street lied to us for all these years!   
    If she was in a well stocked latter-day saint household her Mom would have sent the child to the cellar downstairs, got some frozen butter out, grabbed some powdered milk and some wheat from the dried food storage so she could grind it into flour.  After grinding the wheat she would have made some home made bread.
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    Still_Small_Voice got a reaction from mordorbund in Sesame Street lied to us for all these years!   
    If she was in a well stocked latter-day saint household her Mom would have sent the child to the cellar downstairs, got some frozen butter out, grabbed some powdered milk and some wheat from the dried food storage so she could grind it into flour.  After grinding the wheat she would have made some home made bread.
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    Still_Small_Voice got a reaction from Backroads in Sesame Street lied to us for all these years!   
    If she was in a well stocked latter-day saint household her Mom would have sent the child to the cellar downstairs, got some frozen butter out, grabbed some powdered milk and some wheat from the dried food storage so she could grind it into flour.  After grinding the wheat she would have made some home made bread.
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    Still_Small_Voice got a reaction from Vort in Sesame Street lied to us for all these years!   
    If she was in a well stocked latter-day saint household her Mom would have sent the child to the cellar downstairs, got some frozen butter out, grabbed some powdered milk and some wheat from the dried food storage so she could grind it into flour.  After grinding the wheat she would have made some home made bread.
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    Still_Small_Voice got a reaction from Carborendum in The Reality of State Secession   
    I heard the deficit spending amendment they want to add would require over 50% of the State legislatures to approve the deficit spending unless we had a declaration of war in effect.
    The more and more I look at the District of Columbia the more I see it resembles a corrupt banana republic.  We have many robbers and thieves sitting in some of the highest seats of authority in this land.
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    Still_Small_Voice got a reaction from scottyg in The Reality of State Secession   
    I heard the deficit spending amendment they want to add would require over 50% of the State legislatures to approve the deficit spending unless we had a declaration of war in effect.
    The more and more I look at the District of Columbia the more I see it resembles a corrupt banana republic.  We have many robbers and thieves sitting in some of the highest seats of authority in this land.
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    Still_Small_Voice got a reaction from NeuroTypical in The Reality of State Secession   
    I heard the deficit spending amendment they want to add would require over 50% of the State legislatures to approve the deficit spending unless we had a declaration of war in effect.
    The more and more I look at the District of Columbia the more I see it resembles a corrupt banana republic.  We have many robbers and thieves sitting in some of the highest seats of authority in this land.
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    Still_Small_Voice 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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    Still_Small_Voice reacted to Carborendum in The Reality of State Secession   
    The first rule about Texas' hunting methods is: We don't talk about Texas' hunting methods.
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    Still_Small_Voice reacted to Ironhold in The Reality of State Secession   
    The same people who talk about "Guns won't protect you from the army!" also tend to forget that there are other ways to fight battles. 
    For example, the North Vietnamese were *infamous* for their ability to turn just about anything and everything into a booby trap. Soldiers were warned not to use the same route twice when taking patrols because the North Vietnamese would quickly learn the movement patterns and rig nasty surprises for everyone. 
    Anyone who's actually studied military history to any degree would know that "Let's just turn the military on the people to enforce our will!" is not going to end well if the populace has the means and desire to resist, and that any politician or pundit who says otherwise does not deserve their position of prominence. 
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    Still_Small_Voice reacted to Grunt 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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    Still_Small_Voice reacted to Carborendum in The Reality of State Secession   
    I thought I made that clear by the remainder of my post.  Or are you being cheesy?
    When you ADVERTIZE that "WE HAVE NO GUNS HERE!" Do you honestly believe that makes people safer?  It doesn't.  It actually paints a target on their heads.
    Take a look at any location in the US.  The areas with more gun ownership sees less gun violence.  Areas with less gun ownership sees more gun violence. 
    I'd think this is just common sense.  But I guess people just have a different mindset down under.  Statistics upon statistics back up the idea that greater gun ownership prevents gun crimes.  And it will also decrease the body count when someone wants to go on a shooting spree.
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    Still_Small_Voice reacted to Carborendum in The Reality of State Secession   
    So, you're talking about the insecurity comes from creating "gun free zones"?  I absolutely agree.
    It is like announcing,"Hey, bad guys!  We are defenseless here.  So, if you have a gun, then you will probably be able to kill a whole lot of people before you get gunned down.  So, if you want more bang for your buck, attack here."
    You don't believe me?  Try putting a sign out in front of a gun abolitionist's house that says, "This house has no guns."  How do you think criminals will react?
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    Still_Small_Voice reacted to Grunt 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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    Still_Small_Voice got a reaction from Vort in The Reality of State Secession   
    I love the opening line of this comedy:
    "For thousands of years humanity lived in peace without any murders or violence at all, and then, firearms were invented."
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    Still_Small_Voice reacted to Ironhold in The Reality of State Secession   
    In both the UK and Australia, the confiscation of private firearms came in the wake of a mass shooting incident. 
    Canada's recent attempts at firearm confiscation come in the wake of widespread protests against the current prime minister. 
    Things like this are why gun rights activists fear that the government will try to confiscate by force so that the people can't stand up to the government. 
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    Still_Small_Voice reacted to Carborendum in Visit to Nauvoo   
    So, my family just spent a week at Nauvoo.  The weather has been really pleasant.  Interesting changes.
    Apparently, the Church recognized that with as many years as the historic reconstruction has been in existence, many urban myths about Nauvoo had crept into the narrative.  So, a concerted effort was made to consult historians and search through first-hand accounts to verify every story that was told about the various sites & individuals throughout Nauvoo.  One thing that disappointed the kids was that they no longer handed out the rings made from horseshoe nails.  Apparently the story behind it was a myth.  They also cut down the presentation for John Browning's shop.  I remember it being much longer.  But they took out what they couldn't verify from first-hand accounts.  I found many of the presenters in all areas of Nauvoo were very happy to simply say "we don't know."
    The Carthage visit also changed.  And I actually found the new tour to be more meaningful.  Someone had asked whether Joseph died and then fell, or if he lept and was shot on the way down or if he died from the fall, or if he died from being shot afterward.  They were happy to say they didn't know.  I pointed out that we know that he was alive as he left the window because first hand accounts say he cried out "O, Lord, my God!"  In that two or three second interval between leaping and death, how is anyone supposed to know whether the fall or the many bullets killed him, much less the bullets before or after the fall.
    We did baptisms in the temple and I noticed these marble pilasters in the assembly hall.  I asked if the original temple had marble pilasters as well.  I was told that they did.  The next day we did endowments.  When in the Celestial Room, I was admiring the workmanship of the marble.  But I noticed something strange about it.  It wasn't marble!  It was painted "something".  It could be wood or paper for all I knew.  It wasn't stone or metal.  But it was covered in paint.  But I considered something.  The paint job was perfect.  The marbling pattern in and out of the flutes was exactly how it would be in real marble.  It was expertly done.
    When waiting in the chapel, the officiator came to me and asked if we could be the witness couple.  But he pointed to me and my daughter.  All three of us had an amused, yet, quizzical look.  He thought I was young enough to be married to my daughter.  Or he thought my daughter was old enough to be married to me.  Anyway, I pointed out that I was holding hands with my wife who was seated to my right.
    My wife pointed out that it was probably because I was laughing (quietly) at my daughter pointing out the amusing phrasing of Abraham 1:1. 
    There was a fun song that was played in those days called "A Gallant Ship Is Under Way".  I had to ask if anyone else noticed the similarities with "Old MacDonald".  None of my family noticed.  But when I asked the musicians, they hummed a few bars and realized I was right.
    I never knew that the Nauvoo Brass band was employed in what we today might call panhandling during the trek west.  The Brass Band was one means of income/food as they traveled through cities and towns along the way.
    Pioneer Pass-times was as annoying as ever.
    We visited the gravesites of the Smith Family.  Joseph and Hyrum's bodies were moved several places prior to their final resting place.  And the current lot is under a small building.  So, highly unlikely that they will be exhumed.
    As we went by the renamed "Trail of Hope" and read the placards taken from the journals of individuals who walked it, I realized that these stories are OUR stories.  I have no pioneer ancestry.  My wife does.  But it isn't about our families.  It is about our faith.  People died and suffered to hallow the ground and hallow our dispensation to allow us to have the blessings of this dispensation.
    Also, because we've been studying the Old Testament this year, I noticed the parallels between Joseph and Moses, Brigham and Joshua, the Ancient Israelites and the pioneer generation.  The River Jordan was the Mississippi.  Utah is Israel.  I would wonder who will be the "judges"?  Who will be "Samuel"?  Where will we raise our Ebenezer?