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    Music

    My GOD I LOVE YOU PEOPLE!!!! This is why i stick around you people are awesome!!!!!! More musical goodness!
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    Music

    Because I like you guys so much, here's one of my absolute personal favorite songs, listen to this whenever I go hiking.
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    Life span on the decline.

    Wait till the crime goes up from druggies breaking and entering and your property taxes go up for increased police patrols, prosecuting criminals and incarcerating them. Think what would scare me is if your state ends up like mine and starts getting a lot of gun hating liberal folk i'd be worried. I lived in WA state for a bit, they had better gun laws than here once, now they have some of the strictest in the country. Once those kinds of people move in they bring their drugs, degeneracy and socialist garbage with them. Also, it's going to get a lot more dangerous to let your kids out once that happens. Here, this happened in WI not too long ago, child trafficing for sex tourism is a thing. Keep in mind those of us without kids tend not to care considering how US society is nowadays so really it's more of an issue for those of you with families, people like me have no qualms fleeing once taxes get too high. Also, another thing once crime gets bad there goes the property values, yet your property taxes continue to go up. Google Cook County Chicago, they have an exit tax if you try to sell your home. https://fox2now.com/2018/10/22/new-clues-from-911-call-emerge-in-case-of-missing-wisconsin-girl/ Also, I like the countryside, not a fan of crowded cities.
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    Josephus History

    Preaching to the choir, hate reading books from a screen and yes, blue light is not good for sleep. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/q-a-why-is-blue-light-before-bedtime-bad-for-sleep/ I set my alarm when I get home, put it on charge and forget about it for that reason.
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    Josephus History

    I inherited the 4 volume set, I know the evangelicals loved him. Pretty sure Josephus was considered a traitor by many so I never had that much interest in him. Think what bothered me most about his fans here stateside was they'd always give him a pass because he was a Jew and would totally brush aside his betrayal and well, kind of selling his people out for money and status. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephus I've yet to have the time, Tacitus is on the list. He was a patriotic roman, a proud Pagan but at least he had character. He wrote of Christs suffering under Pilot, how Christians were martyred and the early Church in Rome. For me i'd take someone like that a lot more seriously mostly because he didn't sell his own kind out and he had some character but then again that's me, i'll always think a lot higher of the guy who walks the walk, even if his language isn't as flowery. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacitus_on_Christ
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    Life span on the decline.

    Been to Seattle lately? the drug addiction and homelessness situation is catastrophic, they've now canceled things like a huge parmacists convention because of addicts milling about. That and now the fear of disease from the homeless encampments. The city even tried creating a tiny home village to combat it, was shut down in less than a year I think? Pretty sure SLC isn't at that point yet mostly because of the winters they get, give em time. Also, the Lehi bit was something I heard from an LDS friend in WA, he used to own rentals out there and told me how much its changed since the 2000s, it's not a nice small town anymore, it's exploded. also, SLC is now one of if not the fastest growing cities in the nation. Awesome economy, low taxes, fantastic schools and good neibors. People give you guys crap but if I had kids i'd opt for LDS neibors so fast, at least my kids would be safe and i'd be surrounded by things that are child friendly. Sadly, seems like anymore the garbage degenerates see that, swarm in, drive the prices up than change the political landscape, happened to CO. This state used to be so nice until we had the gun hating degenerates from california move in and drive the price of everything up, drug problems too. Don't get me wrong, I don't blame people for fleeing a state that has sky high taxes and really isn't family friendly but it's not cool to go to an area with different political/social beliefs than your own, use your financial clout to drive the costs up then gripe when the deceint people you just alienated do nothing as the druggies from places like montbello (It's the hood) go to your nice white upper class suburbs, sell your kids drugs and shoot the homes up. In the case of SLC and other places you now have upper class IT folk who like the ones in CA and WA love cocaine, gee guess who provides that? Here, found these. Have to admit this sickens me a bit, I remember hearing about the find it fix it app they had, typical entitled Seattleites. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/06/an-app-for-ejecting-the-homeless/563849/ Know much about how the homeless are given one way tickets? I know for a while people had been sending them to Denver and other places, Seattle and San Francisco are now giving homeless people one way tickets back to the cities that sent them out there in the first place. Buddy's mom lives out in Portland, she was saying that last year a ton of Homeless people from Houston were given one way tickets up there, now they're clogging an already strained welfare system that like Seattle keeps wanting to cut back. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2017/dec/20/bussed-out-america-moves-homeless-people-country-study
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    Life span on the decline.

    Also family disfunction which leads to a lot of this behavior which of course leads to even more family disfunction.
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    Life span on the decline.

    So, here's something, what will the likes of the LDS do when this stuff is right at their doorstep like it is in places like LA and Seattle? Utah is slowly being ruined by the influx of new people, sad what's happened to Lehi. White flight isn't much of an option anymore, since many of you not only believe in but also tend to have large families it's the likes of you who will have to worry the most. Can go on about worthiness and other LDS tenants all you like, will do you little good I think. Granted who knows, you may be right, like me the world will be watching. So far Smac and Pogi have made the most sense here, would hope someone in SLC would put them or the likes of them to work. Funny, just stumbled across this, once again Rome and zie Papst to the rescue. http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/speeches/2018/december/documents/papa-francesco_20181201_conferenza-droga.html Nope, St. Hubert. The people who make Jagermeister kinda ripped it off, annoys me to no end I hate the stuff. They sure made cool music about him though.
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    How much should religion cost?

    I'd say about $3.50.
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    Life span on the decline.

    Wow, i like you. You probably do just these things IRL, wish I had met more people like you when I was going through the hell I did. Bonus points if you can guess who one of my favorite Christians was, hint hint look at the icon.
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    Life span on the decline.

    As a lawyer you have to see the legal aspect a lot differently than I do, yet you probably understand the liability aspect of things so yeah, I agree that the church should exercise caution. Curious, what would your ideas on this be? Thing with addiction, homelessness, suicide and the over all decline of people is you can't sue/legislate it away, that class of person is to a degree invincible. Can't do much to someone with no family, a drug problem and an over all hatred of people in general. About the only thing you can do is isolate them in an institution thus limiting what harm he can do in society or do what the Chinese did to their opium addicts, execute them.
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    Life span on the decline.

    Bingo. I'd hope those who are more resource fortunate would be willing to step up to the plate and do more. I know in the states the prosperity gospel is a thing but normal Christianity still holds out the idea that blessings, wealth and everything else you have is Gods, you're just the steward.
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    Life span on the decline.

    Here's the thing, most of the people in the LDS church are volunteer. These people have their own lives, their own families and concerns. I'd be wondering if the big whigs in SLC could do something that the rank and file could not. Unless you're willing to do like the Catholic Church and have paid professionals I think it's a bit unfair to expect that much from members and the bishop. Then again, what do I know.
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    Life span on the decline.

    That's my hope, once i'm good and dead i'll get to see the family my father screwed me out of as a child. Grandmom waved at me when we left hawaii when i was like 4, saw me once and that was that, my father cared more for the bottle than anything. Even if that doesn't happen i'll be good and dead and that's it, won't have to watch this world degenerate anymore.
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    Life span on the decline.

    This is also why I try not to just bash religious people, I was in a horrible place mentally so who knows, I probably missed a lot of things. Also hey, i just rolled unlucky is what it is. That's a shame, the letigious nature of the USA really makes some things difficult. One thing that really upset me was how Catholic Charities in Chicago had to get out of child adoptions because they refused to let LGBT people adopt. Sure, bash them for pedo priests yet when you destroy something that does a lot of good the media is strangely silent. Also, i'd like to see some of these social justice warriors step up and help a lot of the children that were just displaced with that part of Catholic Charities shutting down.
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