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Bernard Gui

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  • Birthday February 10

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    Mrs. Gui, All the little Guis and their little Guis, the violin, photography, Prokofiev, Mahler, Terry Pratchett, Patrick O’Brian, Umberto Ecco, sci-fi and fantasy, Brigham Young, getting familiar with Kentucky.

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  1. We’ll know we are in trouble if they run out of Greek letters and start using Khmer.
  2. There has also been strong resistance to COVID vaccination among BIPOC groups despite the fact that they have experienced greater negative effects from the pandemic. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2103104
  3. It’s the delta variant wreaking havoc now, but we’re just getting started. There are plenty of letters left in the Greek alphabet.
  4. Americans, Conservatives, and Mormons are not the only people opposing restrictions and vaccines. In some places it’s even getting violent. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/thousands-around-globe-protest-covid-19-shots-lockdowns%3famp
  5. We are certainly on the same wavelength here! I love the way he builds a joke over many pages only having it to turn out to be a groaner. I like to underline all the cliches, puns, malaprops, metaphors, and other references to the topic of the book , such as rock lyrics and titles, time, the post office, Hollywood, etc. Genius.
  6. I think you would really enjoy the witches and wizards books….if you haven’t already read them. Granny Weatherwax reminds me of my mother. Color of Magic, Hogfather, and Good Omens have been made into movies.
  7. I don’t know how I missed this! You’re a Terry Pratchett fan? I love his books. I have read all but about four of the recent ones before his untimely death.
  8. It’s a good thing that doesn’t describe me, thank you. I gave the example of drug cartels as modern Gadiantons. I’ll add street gangs to that list. Just remember, though, that even if one is paranoid it doesn’t mean they are not out to get you. 😉
  9. Excellent read as usual from BroG. Bro. Gardner does a great job of contextualizing the Gadiantons and finding similarities in Mesoamerican history, but he does not address the relevance for us today -why did Mormon take such pains to document them?
  10. Schoolyard bullies always have their minions to back them up. The Satan-inspired secret oath/societies/conspiracies/combinations are a repeated theme in the BoM. Mormon did that for a purpose. I think he did this as a warning for us today. IMO the drug cartels are examples of modern Gadiantons. We should take heed. You seem loathe to acknowledge the Satanic connection with these secret combinations. Can they not exist today? Maybe I’m misunderstanding.
  11. Great be the glory of those who do right, who overcome evil, in good take delight. .Apparently we are talking about two different things. This is what I am referring to. This is what the Nephites dealt with to their final destruction, not with some schoolyard bully who beat you up to take your lunch.
  12. Nah. Insanely increasing traffic congestion is one of several reasons we have moved to Kentucky.
  13. Filming through violence shelter windows could put the folks inside at serious risk. This is criminal. One behavior that triggers anti-terrorist investigations is the filming of institutions and buildings. Perhaps we should have auditors for all our civil rights….constantly checking up on each other, or it might be more efficient just to have Big Brother do it. Or maybe we should take some pages from the Antifa playbook in dealing with photographers.…seems to work for them. https://thepostmillennial.com/antifa-riots-in-downtown-seattle-in-response-to-offier-involved-shooting/
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