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  1. NeuroTypical

    How do epidemics/pandemics stop?

  2. NeuroTypical

    How do epidemics/pandemics stop?

    When it comes to evaluating the seriousness of this thing, I'm waiting to see if any Americans die. Just because folks die of this in other countries, doesn't mean it'll happen in 1st world leader in healthcare US. Even if Canadians die, I won't automatically jump to prepping. With SARS, about 10% of Canadians who caught it died, because their national healthcare system wasn't flexible and it was treated like something survivable. I'm thinking the deaths in China is like comparing apples and oranges. It's possible China will have a high mortality rate, and the US a low (flulike) rate. Plus, state run media isn't really trustworthy - I am not willing to change anything I'm doing based on what China says is happening in China.
  3. Others are giving very good advice. Here's some practical things to think about that might take the edge off your fear: - Pretty much guaranteed, your story won't be something surprising or new to the bishop. He will have heard similar things before, from helping other ward members through similar things. - You are not alone. The church is a hospital for sinners, not a place where the sinless folks show off how sinless they are. We all sin. It's important to avail ourselves of the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ in order to wash ourselves free of our sins. In your case, that is exactly what the bishop is there to do. - I've had to sit in the 'hot seat' myself. It was one of the hardest things I've done, and one of the greatest things. It is so nice to live free of the crushing weight of un-repented of sin. I bet once it's over, you'll jump for joy.
  4. NeuroTypical

    The Corona Virus

    Whelp, better go dust off the NT family ebola response procedures we put into place in 2014. Fortunately, Facebook has a long memory and I was able to find them pretty easily. Full transparency, we did have real response procedures for our family. They looked like this: - If we hear about it hitting Denver, we'll cut back unnecessary travel and add hand sanitizer to our cars. - If it hits Colorado Springs, we'll cut back even more. - If an Ebola death hits Colorado, I'll start working from home, we'll crank up our self-quarantine procedures even more (masks and gloves when shopping/getting gas, etc.) I don't think it ever made it to Colorado.
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    BYU to allow same-sex dancing at annual competition

    I was waiting for a Blades of Glory reference. Funny movie, if you like a certain kind of eclectic movie. The other relevant line to same-sex ballroom dancing, was the guy who said "does this look natural to you"?
  6. NeuroTypical

    LDS Audiobooks

    I've done audiobooks on long drives. Back when I had a 90 minute commute (each way), audiobooks kept me happy on the road. Good stuff, although I have to concentrate, otherwise my my mind wanders, and I don't get anything out of it.
  7. NeuroTypical

    The Corona Virus Maybe I'm missing something, but why all the fuss?
  8. NeuroTypical

    Here is what Fox News considers science.

    They had to categorize it somewhere. It's sure not news.
  9. Love it or hate it, it's news. I figure it's worth people at least knowing about, if not talking about. As usual, the Deseret News and Tribune have different takes on the same story. DesNews article Tribune article I do know that BYU is quite well known across the nation for their Ballroom Dancing competitions - it's absolutely not an LDS-only sort of event.
  10. Yep, truly a stellar example of good journalism. Not even a hint of an agenda or pre-formed conclusion here.
  11. In other Hilary items, a random scrape from Google news. I wonder if the Google AI has developed a sense of irony...
  12. The more cool science fiction I read, the more appealing I find the whole notion of "You get to be a voting citizen by doing a stint in the military". Bifurcated classes of citizenship with different levels of rights and responsibilities sound horrible at first blush, but seeing how it works in Israel and other places make me think twice.
  13. I'm hearing conservative voices more and more, hoping Bernie becomes the democrat nominee. Because then America will have a genuine clear choice between capitalism and socialism. These voices are assuming the voting populace will have a certain level of education and familiarity with socialism. Not sure if I'm as optimistic, given the number of people with which I argue online.
  14. NeuroTypical

    Fasting - some questions

    Hi Dahlia, good to see you! First and foremost, hooray for better controlled diabetes! Regarding your question, I'd think you can attain every single spiritual goal of fasting without risking any negative health impacts. It's ok to do less than a full day if that's what you can reasonably do and take care of your medical needs. You'll probably be hard-pressed to find someone to tell you "you must ignore the realities of diabetes in order to fast right" - that's just not how it works. The chapter in the Gospel Principles manual on fasting holds a lot of comforting things about its spiritual nature - it has helped more than one person struggling with health problems.
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    Temple Clothing Change

    I'm not exactly sure why April stuff is available on the church's website, but here's a spoiler: