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1 year ago
rhgc
For me, the biggest disappointment was the endowment. I had to cross my fingers with the pre-1990 oaths. The ONLY good things was that those oaths - slitting your throat from ear to ear, disembowelment, and being sliced at the waist - were useful in solving some murders included in my upcoming book.
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1 year ago
rhgc
LOL. One fraud suing another.
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1 year ago
rhgc
I may get in contact.
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1 year ago
rhgc
A number of times I was requested to go on splits with the mishies. I NEVER told any "investigator" TSCC was true. I never confirmed any belief in it at all. I even told some that I didn't agree with MO doctrines. But, because I was friendly with everyone, almost ALL joined. I was even asked to baptize some because they preferred me to the mishies. Fortunately, I don't know of any who s
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1 year ago
rhgc
No. Although, like Perry Mason, I have never lost a criminal jury trial, I also will only eventually make money from a book I am writing about a serial killer who framed one of my clients. I hope to be a rare lawyer who ... just saw lightning and heard a loud burst of thunder .... will somehow get to go above. I do NOT wish for the "Celestial Kingdom" which would make be too tired, b
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1 year ago
rhgc
Our system is corrupted by the special interests. But it CAN be saved by those who will stand like my relative (yes, I am related) Teddy Roosevelt, and those of my family who fought in the wars, and those who were scientists and engineers, printers and patriots, teachers and mothers, we will find our way out of the abyss.
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1 year ago
rhgc
How appropriate to combine what are perhaps the two most common surnames: Smith and Jones. It is ironic that my maternal grandmother - born in 1861 - was a Jones and that I apparently share an ancestral line with .... Joseph Smith. Of course I am sure many, even on this forum, have both Smith and Jones ancestry. If my uncle, who bore my same name and was a newspaper reporter, publisher, and
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1 year ago
rhgc
Actually, our system evolves over time, not always in a positive direction. When I wrote my thesis at MIT, I was able to not only identify problems within our political system but to predict the continuing directions. We can change it. We can make it better or we can make it worse. But neither is inevitable. Unless one recognizes what changes should be made, our great democratic experiment will f
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1 year ago
rhgc
My condolences.
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1 year ago
rhgc
When I was young a new store was built in our city and some old trees were taken down. It was about 1953 and I counted the rings of one of the trees - over 126. It was there back at least since 1827. But the Charter Oak was aged several hundred years when, in 1662 the Connecticut Charter was hidden in it's hollow trunk. In 1856 the tree fell in a storm. When the new state capitol was finished in
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1 year ago
rhgc
A nice place to be. One of our daughters lived several years around there just on the north side of the Colombia River but now lives down the road in central Oregon with a great husband and some of the most beautiful children on earth.
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1 year ago
rhgc
I remember a time in the Mormon church when it was permitted to have a black spiritual song sung by a soloist. Indeed, it was the same day in which I gave my only sacrament talk. In the next twenty plus years I was never invited to give another talk. I was not correctly citing Mo doctrine, though most who were present were with me.
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1 year ago
rhgc
I wonder whether the elephant claims to have broken par, or double-bogeyed.
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1 year ago
rhgc
We are often made from the same cloth as our parents. As I think of the poetry of Service I am also reminded of some poets I know in my family history. I am a Greenleaf descendant and related to John Greenleaf Whittier and also related to Longfellow.
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1 year ago
rhgc
Yes, but McCain obviously thought the poem worth learning. BTW, Robert Service was once indicated by Bill Clinton to a poet he especially liked.
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1 year ago
rhgc
Of all the talks during the funerals this week, I found that of Meghan McCain the most moving. We have a granddaughter Meghan and noted several weeks ago that I am related to Meghan Markle, but it is the eulogy today by Meghan McCain that I found so moving. When I was young, my mother had a copy of the poems of Robert Service when she read to me and my brothers. I have that book and have read &qu
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1 year ago
rhgc
My brother, a Mechanical Engineer, tells a very different story. This is how it goes: a mistake is made and an engineer (deserving heaven) is accidentally sent to hell. There, he immediately begins projects such as the installation of air conditioning in hell. Well, St. Peter learns of the mistake and contacts the Devil (aka Satan)to discuss the mistake. Satan refuses to release the engineer so S
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1 year ago
rhgc
First, I have a picture with McCain taken in October, 2004 in my last campaign for public office. Second, I know well former Sen. Lieberman who has been quoted on the death of McCain. Third, I am cousin to the Bushes and to Bill Clinton. I have an unposed picture with Ronald Reagan prior to his election as president with one on a different occasion with Nancy Reagan who is also a distant cousin.
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1 year ago
rhgc
If the covenants are wrong, they hurt us rather than help us!
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1 year ago
rhgc
At one time I belonged to the Church of Christ .... and I was called on to give the lesson of why there was no instrumental music. I closed my lesson with the last Psalm in which all instruments are included! The preacher, at the next service, disowned my remarks. I did not remain much longer a member. However, I should note that most of the members told me privately that they agreed with me. By
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1 year ago
rhgc
The "Hill Cumorah" is fiction and non-existant. Period. But it is possible to find the fictional grove and that spot is outside Palmyra in the town bordering the Smith farm.
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1 year ago
rhgc
The handbook clearly defines apostasy. The problem is that it is not correctly used.
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1 year ago
rhgc
At my trial, I asked the triers if ANY of them really believed in the Book of Abraham. Silence. Even the area authority who took the place of one of the stake presidency, said nothing.
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1 year ago
rhgc
I just realized that for each planet having a god there is also a Lucifer! I never wanted my own planet. Can you imagine dealing simultaneously with billions of people? Just thinking of such a thing is mind-boggling, even frightening.
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1 year ago
rhgc
Marriage to a bishop or SP or .... is something to be a matter of condolence. I would say: "I am sorry to hear that. It must be hard on your daughter..."
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1 year ago
rhgc
I cannot take aspirin because of bleeding. When I had a stent I almost died because of bleeding as they put me on a blood thinner - even after I warned them. I did survive.
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2 years ago
rhgc
So, different ways can be used to tie ties...but what about non-conservative ties - neither single color nor striped? I found that the women love lighthouse ties.
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2 years ago
rhgc
I understand the oaths and cutting demonstrations have been removed but there are three famous murders I am writing about, each using one of the methods. Clue: the cutting in half was used in the "Black Dahlia" murder.
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2 years ago
rhgc
No. When they leave they will now be shunned by members and their loved ones in TSCC, and those who shunned them earlier will be gone...
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2 years ago
rhgc
The Bible creation story is.....merely a story for people long past. Intelligent Christians can accept that it is not literal.
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