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6 days ago
Eric K
If you are referring to the Famous Grouse, it is $30 per bottle cask strength and $24 for regular blend. With small sips it lasts a long time. There are likely expensive versions for which I will not spend $150 a bottle. I don't even look at those....
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6 days ago
Eric K
A friend recommended Famous Grouse whisky. I had two glasses last night while reading. Just drop a small ice cube in an ounce of whisky - it is easy to sip. I am restricting my news watching and back to reading books again. Recently set a goal of 2 books per week and then perhaps to 3. I am less stressed reading than watching our political system incessantly on the TV news or websites. I
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9 days ago
Eric K
"Russell M Nelson likes to say the church is still in the process of being restored which is a clever way of saying we can change anything we want." The JW's (Watchtower) do the same using the line, "The light of the Bible grows brighter everyday". (A paraphrase, but very close to their actual words. Cults always have an out on their doctrines.
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9 days ago
Eric K
This was many years ago: A bishop from a neighboring ward came to our ward for a fireside. He was the father of 5 girls. At the fireside he bragged that he had never changed a diaper. I was single at the time and all I could think is that this guy is an asshole. A few years later he was found to be abusing women as a bishop. There were so many incidents like this that I often keep wonderin
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13 days ago
Eric K
I am not too happy about this. A mega church, recently built and completed during the virus shutdown, is now having its first services this Sunday (tomorrow). We just passed the sign with the announcement this afternoon. I believe it holds a little over 1000 people at a time, perhaps more. It is less than a mile from our home and we can walk to it over an old golf course it bought a few yea
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15 days ago
Eric K
Mainstreaming is and will be a failure IMHO. I believe folks decide to join a new church (leaving their old church) for socialization and a place to feel uplifted from day to day struggles. The Mormon church offers virtually nothing in both aspects. It has a cold corporate structure. It only adds to stress.
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23 days ago
Eric K
Congrats! It is a wonderful feeling to realize you are just normal. Normal comes in a wide variety of colors, shapes, sizes and life experiences however. To believe one has special inside info on god or religion makes that person almost intolerable to be around. You are free now to explore what ever or where ever you wish. Your mind is opening up and it will be exciting.
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24 days ago
Eric K
We had ordered a take out from our favorite restaurant here in Tennessee on Sunday. We ordered take out in the past from there. When I pulled into the parking lot, it was full. The outdoor dining was packed shoulder to shoulder. The inside for dining and for takeout was also packed. I grabbed our order and ran out. I was the only person wearing mask. No staff member was wearing one.. We
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26 days ago
Eric K
About 25 years ago I was back in Finland for a business trip working on a chemical recovery boiler and some training. (I was a missionary to Finland 1974-1976). I visited a cousin who was still a Mormon at the time and active at some senior level in the Mormon corporation there. He told me they were going to build a temple in Helsinki as tons of money had piled up in the coffers of the church
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4 weeks ago
Eric K
Wow Wonderful news. Your daughter is a hero
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5 weeks ago
Eric K
We had 3 tornadoes ravage part of our city a few weeks ago. The TV crews were out and about and the typical survivor stated, when interviewed, "God blessed us to be safe." Their neighbors must be damned I guess. It was one after another on TV. Only one survivor I observed did not thank god. He gave a very detailed description of experiencing the tornado and walked around pointing o
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6 weeks ago
Eric K
This is very disturbing to me. I live in TN 25 miles north of the GA border. In addition, TN is now opening up. Sigh... There is no rational reason health wise to do this. It is strictly political in my opinion. The rate of infections is still rising here. It makes no sense to me.
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7 weeks ago
Eric K
Thank you Simon.
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7 weeks ago
Eric K
Nice We are currently watching the weather as tornadoes are just south of us. Making for a sleepless night it seems.
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7 weeks ago
Eric K
The same question JW's ask of themselves. Is the Watchtower true? How about Scientology? How about the True Church of God just down the street from me that I pass all the time? The list is endless. Our brains get wired in a particular way when we have been in a cult for awhile that makes us accept absurdities and it takes time to rewire them to think clearly. There is no way the Mormon corp
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8 weeks ago
Eric K
I worked as an engineering consultant before retirement. One of my projects was at the TVA Paradise coal power plant. Unfortunately the later part of my work there was to isolate two older generating units to allow a third to operate independently. The two older units would be shut down permanently. This also precipitated mass lay offs. Paradise Kentucky is in dead center of the state. It
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2 months ago
Eric K
We have 4 raised beds and a large garden. Most likely we will grow more than we need and share with the neighbors as we have in the past. We have already been using lettuce and spinach from the raised beds in our salads. It is easy stuff like lettuce (from seeds), spinach, tomatoes, squash, herbs etc. Not too complicated. I put chicken wire across all the raised beds to minimize critters fr
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2 months ago
Eric K
I was watching the news when a TV commercial for an attorney came on. I am paraphrasing as I don't have it in front of me, but this is close: "If you have been sexually abused in the Catholic or Mormon churches..." That was the banner in large print on the top of the ad. Amazing. I live in Tennessee. No missionaries, no meetings and clearly bad publicity will have a devastating
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2 months ago
Eric K
Idiots - all of them attending this church. They all should be fined the $500 and the money used for protective equipment for Tampa medical personnel. The stupidity is astounding, yet unfortunately not unexpected. In my music community there are folks posting on FB that the lock down is a violation of civil liberties and one should be free to move as much as one desires. I have begun removin
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2 months ago
Eric K
This is a short video clip of my neighborhood. House is in the video. There have been cute signs all over as we walk around it. https://newschannel9.com/news/local/cleveland-neighborhood-comes-together-to-bring-quarantine-joy-to-others
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2 months ago
Eric K
I grocery shopped this morning (Sunday) as they have an old farts only hour from 7 to 8 AM. Everything was well stocked except for butter, which Summer also mentioned. The store was empty of shoppers. It felt clean and safe. I just got a weeks worth of meat and fish along with fruits and misc. items. Normal shopping. We already stocked up in January. Nice to have fresh milk and eggs tha
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2 months ago
Eric K
The belief that paying tithing will bless them is probably undergoing a paradigm shift now. Watching long term investments disappearing is disheartening. It will be more difficult to write those tithing checks.
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2 months ago
Eric K
I thought Inhofe was a Mormon. My mistake. His party affiliation was irrelevant. If he were a Democrat, I would of still mentioned it. You are seeing boogie men where there are none.
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2 months ago
Eric K
In searching around, Stephen Lett is a member of the Watchtower governing board. Other photos of him from other events match this video. So it appears genuine. Ex-JW sites describe him with the same disdain as we of Packer or Oakes. Again, very similar leaders. Well back to tormenting the neighbors' cats and dogs with my practicing. I wonder why the neighbors lawn mowers always seem to
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2 months ago
Eric K
Short youtube clip: https://youtu.be/2uVE0hWQs_E "...we’re living in the final part of the Last Days. Undoubtedly, the final part of the final part of the Last Days, shortly before the last day of the Last Days." I was sadly a Mormon missionary in Finland during 1975 when the JW's were proclaiming the world was going to end. They had thousands of baptisms that year compared
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2 months ago
Eric K
Apparently I mistook Inhofe for Istook. Not much difference between those two ethically. Early dementia on my part?
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2 months ago
Eric K
Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror: the Calamitous 14th Century is one of my favorite historical books. She was an amazing author. The March of Folly is also a recommended book in my opinion. It is quite applicable now.
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2 months ago
Eric K
Somewhat related - perhaps a stand alone thread: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds… “During seasons of great pestilence men have often believed the prophecies of crazed fanatics, that the end of the world was come. Credulity is always greatest in times of calamity. Prophecies of all sorts are rife on such occasions, and are readily believed, whether for good or
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2 months ago
Eric K
I guess I am wrong about his religion. He sure seemed Mormon
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2 months ago
Eric K
Not political I believe. A number of years ago I was listening to the news and I heard this guy give a speech on the Senate floor. His mannerisms were identical to Mormon general authorities. I thought this was too much of a coincidence so I looked him up on Google. . This is the same guy who put a snow ball on the podium of the Senate to state there is no global warming. I am tired o
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