NeuroTypical

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  1. NeuroTypical

    Okay...which one of you Utahns put this up??

    Wow - I had totally forgotten how great I am. Thanks for the reminder Carb!
  2. NeuroTypical

    Okay...which one of you Utahns put this up??

    Boy howdy you got that right.
  3. NeuroTypical

    Okay...which one of you Utahns put this up??

    Source? I can't find anything other than the initial news. https://www.google.com/search?q=utah+desert+monolith&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS924US924&oq=utah+deser&aqs=chrome.1.0i131i433j0i3i457j69i57j0i3l3j0j0i3.2751j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
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    The election

    I figure when President Trump offers someone a job, he lets them know it's temporary. I also am guessing he gives them the option on how to leave, on friendly terms, or with Trump booting them out the door and ranting about them on Twitter. That way, people can work for Trump and not get type cast as a Trump supporter, if they so wish. I have no clue if this wild guess has any substance to it or not, but it sure sounds reasonable to me. Perhaps time and memoirs will tell.
  5. NeuroTypical

    #GiveThanks

    I'm doing this thing on Facebook, and one of the cool things I'm appreciating, is all the dozens of LDS folk that rarely use facebook, out there thanking their hearts out. It's cool to see.
  6. NeuroTypical

    Should I join the COVID vaccine study?

    Whelp, I've had this stuff travelling through my veins since August. It's starting to make international top news now. NPR - Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Shines In Clinical Trial Bloomberg - EU Could Approve BioNTech, Moderna Vaccines in December NYT - Moderna’s Covid Vaccine: What You Need to Know On my own volition, I went to my local clinic-in-a-grocery-store, and took the 15-minute finger-prick antibody test. I tested positive, meaning, I carry the antibodies that show up when a human's immune system has fought off COVID. Exciting stuff. I expect the vaccine to be the thing that digs the human race out of the whole shebang.
  7. NeuroTypical

    General Authorities

    I try really hard (and often fail, but I do try), to think about the next person over, as someone I might meet in the celestial room of the temple. Something that makes it easier to deal with people I'd consider my adversary, or a bad person, is to think about a scenario where I'm lying on my death bed, see the light, and they show up to usher me to the other side, having made it to heaven themselves. It can be powerful juju if you do it seriously. That said, the Lord is no respecter of persons, and I try to be like Him. Low or high in this or that organization, I try to not have that matter to me. If my opinion about the personal behaviors and lives of an individual, is different when I find out they're a GA, or a janitor at my kids' school, then I figure I have something to change about myself. This is different than the respect or trust I extend to people when acting in their stewardships.
  8. NeuroTypical

    Trump 2024?

    Throughout history, humankind has sought to better ourselves through making whatever group we're a part of stronger/richer/better. We fight internal wars over immigration, and external wars over land and influence. Perhaps enough of us have enough long term memory to recognize this summary of things: A while ago, much of Europe thought they'd be better unified as the EU. Greece almost didn't make it, because of their economic weakness and lack of spine when it came to the govt telling it's people no. A bit later, folks wanted to kick Greece out, there were numerous calls to kick Greece out of the union. (They called it Grexit). Later, The UK sought, fought over, and finally went through with getting themselves out of the Union. (Brexit. It finally went through in January.) I can certainly understand, even support, the notion that when someone wants to join the US in some way, we ask ourselves "how do we benefit from this"?
  9. NeuroTypical

    More BSA misery

    I have been deluged in my Facebook and Twitter feeds, for about a year, with targeted "Were you molested in Boy Scouts? Click here for your slice of the billion dollar settlement pie!" ads. It'll be interesting to see what percentage of the 92k claims make it through to settlement. I'm at a loss whether I should wish for a low percentage, or a high one.
  10. NeuroTypical

    The Great Paradox of Evil

    Hidden assumptions: - Everything smart wants to continue - Everything smart values existence - Everything smart understands cause and effect, action and consequence - Lucifer kept his memory of the pre-existence with God, therefore, having all the facts at his disposal, Lucifer 'gets it'
  11. NeuroTypical

    Clear Communication, Sometimes LESS Clear

    Here's the deal: Communication starts with a pure concept a sender wishes to send. Then it gets dipped into one person's psyche, emotions, tragic back story, worldview, political bias, and current mood. Then it gets flung out the sender's window, crashing partially into it on it's way out so all the body language/facial expressions/tone of voice/pheremones rub on to it. (Some of this can be controlled, some can't). Then the message flies through some medium, where the sun shines on it and burns it, the air pollution makes it smell differently, and the fog dims the message. Then it crashes through the receiver's window, gets dipped in the receiver's psyche/emotions/etc, and then finally decoded by the receiver. Sounds like part of her 'dip' included some preconceived notions of what you were trying to communicate. Poor lady did her best to make your message fit that mold, but when it wasn't a good fit, the response wasn't to examine the dip for incorrect assumptions, it was to judge you for sending it wrong. In short, the deal was "this is how humans communicate". I'm always amazed we manage to get anything across to each other.
  12. NeuroTypical

    The election

    Just a reminder of the site rules, to which we all agreed in order to create an account here. Especially site rule #3 and 4.
  13. NeuroTypical

    Who has gone back to church at the building?

    My ward building is getting a fancy camera wired into the wall of the chapel, and I'm getting trained on how to work the little box that controls the camera and sound. Happy to up my AV producer game, sad to think about why it's necessary.
  14. NeuroTypical

    Trump 2024?

    Yep - President Biden will also oversee the going-away of COVID (I'm optimistic the vaccines will work), the return to "normal". So yeah, your forecast sure seems likely.
  15. NeuroTypical

    Trump 2024?

    It depends on where the country stands in 3.5 years.