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2 days ago
auntsukey
It's not enough that they control your money, your friendships, your free time, and your thoughts. They want your sex life too.
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4 weeks ago
auntsukey
Similar to what is used for colonoscopies. Relaxing sedative before the surgery. You are technically conscious but don't remember anything about it. As I understood it, the anesthesiologist has the IV in place, kicks it up a notch for the numbing shot to the eye, then takes it down to barely conscious level for the surgery.
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4 weeks ago
auntsukey
they removed the lens but had nothing to replace it with - hence the coke bottle glasses. Also, after the surgery one had to lie still, on ones back, for a long time - many days or maybe weeks - don't remember exactly, with weights on the sides of ones head. The first implants were considered "experimental", but finally approved as standard level of care. They have been miracles fo
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4 weeks ago
auntsukey
I remember NO negatives with the one in '95. Just so darn glad to be able to see I may not have noticed anything unusual. In '01 I did see the outline of the lens and in time it went away although occasionally in low light I still see it. I also saw some occasional flashes which worried me because I'd heard that was a sign of a detached retina. But opthalmologist said it wasn't an issue. I
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5 weeks ago
auntsukey
Any sign of gold plates? Mars would have been a great storage place for the angel to stash them.
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5 weeks ago
auntsukey
Perhaps that's why the church is so rigidly pro-life. If babies were a lucrative business, to say nothing of a source of future tithe payers, pro-choicers really cut into their game, right?
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6 weeks ago
auntsukey
•LDS returned missionary - •Government official •Adoption Lawyer
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6 weeks ago
auntsukey
Paul Peterson, Maricopa County (AZ) Assessor charged with human smuggling in adoption fraud scheme. The scheme involved bringing women to the US from the Marshall Islands, the place where Peterson served an LDS mission. https://www.sltrib.com/news/2019/10/09/utahs-attorney-general/ https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2019/10/08/maricopa-county-assessor-paul-petersen-indicted
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6 weeks ago
auntsukey
rather than the tscc's troubling tendency to turn a blind eye to the recent flood of reports of child sexual abuse. Wouldn't it stand to reason that more masturbating would mean less sex abuse? Or do I not understand the dynamic at work?
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6 weeks ago
auntsukey
She knew. Those precious little boys. Brother in law died by suicide. Speculation was that he helped dispose of the body. The worst was that she was trying to keep it together for the sake of her "eternal family".
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6 weeks ago
auntsukey
In exchange for members in positions of authority to stop sexually abusing children, masturbation will now be allowed. Apostles are still awaiting a sign from God re: pornography.
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6 weeks ago
auntsukey
For a 200 page book. $1.00 a page?
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6 weeks ago
auntsukey
n/t
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7 weeks ago
auntsukey
If he happens to be overweight, you know very well it will be Optimus the Hippopotimus among the mean kids.
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2 months ago
auntsukey
financial success. Having a lot of wives might have been the equivalent of having a lot of sons to work the farm. Assign each of the wives a responsibility and grow your own profitable kingdom.
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2 months ago
auntsukey
I recently tagged the people in a group photo. One of my favorites in the group untagged herself. Then I realized that she is in a professional setting and doesn't want her private life "out there" on display for anyone who only knows her casually. There are boundaries to observe between public and private life. These days people are aware that employers, etc. peruse one's social
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2 months ago
auntsukey
n/t
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2 months ago
auntsukey
People have loaded too much straw on the back of the "atheist" camel. It's just a camel. Thomas Moore, (Care of the Soul) said of the spiritual experience, "We each create our own mythology." A few days after my father died, I clearly heard him say "It's ok". I don't believe I heard my father.
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2 months ago
auntsukey
It is a powerful book of resilience and courage. Her title "Educated" is more than just a chronicle of her strict, perilous upbringing and her journey to college degrees. It also illuminates the difference between understanding the world through history, science, and philosophy and living a life based on superstitions- eg. faith in the imaginary. However, as much as I was affected by
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3 months ago
auntsukey
"You mean instead of being super P.O.ed, she tried to help him cover it up?" "Sometimes it's hard to be a woman Giving all your love to just one man. You'll have bad times And he'll have good times, Doin' things that you don't understand But if you love him you'll forgive him, Even though he's hard to understand ......Stand by your man." Thank you Tammy Wynette.
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3 months ago
auntsukey
A man directs a woman to a dressing room. She sees a camera above the stall and confronts him. He and the wife try to talk her out of calling police. He was arrested and released on $1000 bail. The man's name is Steven Murdock and according to sources, he is from SLC and is a former LDS bishop and now in the LDS stake presidency. Anyone here have any more facts? https://www.wsmv.com/ne
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3 months ago
auntsukey
If John Dehlin's expertise is helpful, use it. If not, ignore it. No need to bash him. He's helped a lot of people. When the church teaches that "obedience" is the primary access to a moral life, I agree with John that it is damaging.
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3 months ago
auntsukey
Still, one has to grieve for the lost years living a lie. As a straight Mormon man, I found him repugnant. As an out of the closet gay man, I have great empathy for him and I am impressed by his courage to face up to not only his orientation but to recognize the inauthenticity of the church.
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3 months ago
auntsukey
Even if the lawsuit fails, it would be a victory if it forced in some way a truthful accounting of the M O N E Y!! I don't know much about how lawsuits work but what if this suit had the effect of making the church parse their holdings in such a way a to show the co-mingling of tithing in its business dealings? Possible positive outcomes: •Forced financial disclosures •Loss of tax exe
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3 months ago
auntsukey
25. No.
I don't believe in evil either. I believe there are things like selfishness, revenge, hatred, inconsideration, ignorance, cruelty, indoctrination. I believe that the things people do that one would consider evidence of evil are really caused by either a dreadful upbringing, or faulty brain structure/wiring. Read up about Phineas P. Gage (1823–1860) " was an American railroad
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4 months ago
auntsukey
One of my favorite college friends, a Mormon, a sweet guy with a terrific sense of humor, posted this on his FB page as a favorite quote. "...Shoot em, and do the work for the dead...its a lot easier :) " I wonder if he has any idea how truthful that was in Brigham's day?
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4 months ago
auntsukey
Give him a poison pill and a sheet of directions. It won't give him the agony he's entitled to but it will save the state time and money.
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4 months ago
auntsukey
stomping through my brain.
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5 months ago
auntsukey
Anyone ever hear of J Z (aka Judy Zebra Knight) and her 35,000 year old Atlantean warrior and spiritual leader, Ramtha, Shirley MacLaine's brother in a past life? J Z runs an enlightenment business in Yelm, Washington where she teaches how, by following Ramtha's channeled knowledge, you too can become a god. In fact, he's already in your mind. You just pay big bucks to find him. Hmm... kind
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5 months ago
auntsukey
"Educated" Tara Westover "Where the Crawdad's Sing" Delia Owens "Firefly Lane" Kristin Hannah "Miracle Creek" Angie Kim "Everything I Never Told You" Celeste Ng "The Kitchen House" Kathleen Grissom
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