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  1. And we found it last night at Harmons. But I suspect it was more expensive ($10 for 12 oz!) than what you have found on Amazon. We bought a pouch to experiment with this weekend.
  2. If you have the chance to read the Roustit book, you'll encounter all of these ideas. I read it at BYU ("when dinosaurs still ruled the earth") and probably did not understand a lot of it. You will probably get all of it. I still think it remarkable that he wrote it before he found the Church.
  3. Where do you purchase Allulose (in Utah county), or are you buying it online? I would like to try it. It seems like a nice alternative to regular table sugar. From what I've read, it's about 70% as sweet (as regular table sugar), with a very similar (non-bitter) taste profile. It's a "rare sugar" because it's naturally-occurring in only a few foods (like wheat, figs and raisins). It's similar to fructose (a much more common monosaccharide), but with a slightly different chemical arrangement; and this prevents it from being absorbed in the human body the way fructose is -- most allulose is eliminated in the urine; so it has a very low caloric value (about 1 tenth that of regular table sugar.) It isn't metabolized in the human mouth, so it doesn't cause cavities; and it has no effect on blood glucose or insulin.
  4. I’m no mathematician or computer geek, but this book published in 1970 might be of interest to you. The author (Albert Roustit) is a French musician who studied at the Sorbonne. He had become fascinated with recurring mathematical patterns in music. His analysis of these patterns viewed through the lens of musical evolution led him to conclude that “the last days” began some time between the years 1798 and 1844. You can read a bit more about him here.
  5. 🤓. You are always clever in your posts, and except for the occasional insulting stuff, I enjoy reading what you write. But to clarify: Mom donated her boots to Goodwill ages ago. At 95, she is still an incredibly beautiful, intelligent and gentle soul who taught us to be tolerant lovers of peace and civility. I wish you peace, Analytics.
  6. Holy Insults, Batman!!! Could it get any more hostile and personal in here?
  7. A few years ago the Joseph Smith Papers were published although the posting did not receive worldwide announcement. Sometime later the Gospel Topics were published with equally subdued commentary. By the way, none of that information is available in other languages...You have to decide what to believe but the facts are the facts. The essays have been available in multiple languages--for almost 2 years now. You can find them here (click the globe--German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese). Your statement is also incorrect with respect to the Joseph Smith Papers project which published translations of Joseph Smith's firsthand accounts of the First Vision available in multiple languages in 2015. Whether or not the Joseph Smith papers project has received "worldwide announcement," the website does generate a little traffic: more than "3.5 million page views and nearly 900,000 unique visitors" in 2021.
  8. The Guardian has apparently dug up a new accusation of racist slurs directed at and heard by five black female players who knelt during the national anthem prior to a match played at BYU in 2021. The article does not name the team or date of the match. I have never attended a BYU Women's home soccer match, so I don't have any personal experiences that inform my reaction to this story. If it actually happened, it is disappointing and sad. South Field is an outdoors venue with a spectator capacity at 4,200; although, attendance is regularly over that. I think it would be difficult to hear anything very distinctive coming from individual fans in that setting -- especially during the singing of the national anthem. But if a group was "chanting" it during the anthem, I cannot see how others in attendance would not have noticed and taken steps to stop it. I hope there are video and audio recordings to allow careful review. FYI: BYU Women's soccer is a perennial national power and in fact was the national runner-up in 2021. The championship match was terrific to watch, but unfortunately (for BYU fans) BYU eventually lost to Florida State on Penalty Kicks.
  9. This also caught my eye: "Are you saying it’s abnormal that my bishops have been asking if my lawn was green & well manicured every time I renewed my temple recommend?" Twitter user @xxxxxxxx asked in response to the governor's tweet." I'm hoping this person was just being sarcastic?
  10. Thank you for posting the link to the documentary. It was uplifting, compelling and inspiring. One has to admire these 14 men for the example of forgiveness. I'm grateful Elder Nielsen was in a position to make the connections and facilitate an institutional Church response that seems to have helped heal a lot of the old wounds. I hope I can be part of the ongoing effort to heal and bless.
  11. You needn't duck for cover because of me. I'm not shooting. But I will note that there are those who might react as you, but their motivation is highly critical -- i.e., the Church shall be given no credit...ever. There are others who might have a similar reaction, but their motivation comes from a highly charitable place -- i.e., the Church did a wonderful thing...can she do more? Based on the little I know about you from your posts, I'm fairly confident your motivation is more in line with the latter. But even as the pure love of Christ motivates you to hope the Church will do more, please consider a micro-example of what Sharon Eubank and the Presiding Bishopric have to do on a much larger-scale: My brother and sister-in-law served a Humanitarian mission in an underdeveloped country. For all the pure love of Christ that motivated them to serve, there was no overcoming the reality of crime and corruption that factored into everything (EVERYTHING) they did. Even when they could clearly see the potential blessing their efforts would have on a local population, there were always (ALWAYS) local "warlords" who could siphon resources away; so that in the end nothing (or very little) would be left for those who actually needed it. Even when the people or agencies they were dealing with seemed above such behavior, it was a disappointing reality that in the face of such crushing poverty some of the best ones could also succumb. Echoing Economic theory: it seems the demand for worthy Humanitarian Aide projects far exceeds the supply. I'm with you; however, I'm also with the Church that I believe has an obligation to ensure these resources go to those who actually need them. From my limited understanding, it is an arduous (and sacred) obligation.
  12. Here: WFP will use the Church’s funds to provide food and other critical assistance to 1.6 million of the most vulnerable people in nine countries: Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. It is the largest one-time donation by the Church to a humanitarian organization.
  13. Since I made the original post about this, I feel like I should apologize. I just assumed it had actually happened. I still think it’s possible that Richardson simply misheard, and the story kind of got away from her. We will probably never know exactly what happened now. I graduated from BYU, and I love the place. As an institution, I want it to live up to the very best the youth of the Church have to offer. I should have had more faith in those youth in this instance. I am sorry for my premature and uncharitable reaction.
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