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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    an unflinching look at the death of Tim Piazza - the freshman at Penn State who died during a fraternity party.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine...-state/540657/
    So awful. I read the whole thing. A young strong kid that could have been saved easily if not for 12 hours of delay after his fall. Such an unnecessary tragedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Not a judge.

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    I'll take your word for it. I'm not going to read that long article again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    I'll take your word for it. I'm not going to read that long article again!
    He's a commissioner, which is a psuedo judge. His decisions are really "recommendations" to the judge. In practical effect, the judge's just rubber stamp the commissioners' decisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    He's a commissioner, which is a psuedo judge. His decisions are really "recommendations" to the judge. In practical effect, the judge's just rubber stamp the commissioners' decisions.
    She did but no longer. The probate commissioner is rubber-stamped.
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    This is making the rounds on my facebook feed today. I thought it was pretty good.

    https://mormonhub.com/blog/life/morm...gs-use-church/

    As I’ve gotten (much) older, I’ve realized that there are a lot of things that we need more of, not less of, in Sacrament meeting, and that the idea of packing the chapel with 200 people waiting with angelic patience to get translated probably is misguided and unrealistic. Perhaps the Savior would handpick a far different crowd than we would, and I expect He wouldn’t so much as blink at the things that give some of us apoplexy.
    One of the grandest benefits of the enlightenment was the realization that our moral sense must be based on the welfare of living individuals, not on their immortal souls. Honest and passionate folks can strongly disagree regarding spiritual matters, so it's imperative that we not allow such considerations to infringe on the real happiness of real people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowcat View Post
    This is making the rounds on my facebook feed today. I thought it was pretty good.

    https://mormonhub.com/blog/life/morm...gs-use-church/
    That's pretty good. Definitely worth reading.

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    Take 15 minutes sometime this weekend and read this story. And be grateful you weren't born out of wedlock a couple of generations ago in Ireland:

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...dren.html?_r=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Take 15 minutes sometime this weekend and read this story. And be grateful you weren't born out of wedlock a couple of generations ago in Ireland:

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...dren.html?_r=0
    Crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Take 15 minutes sometime this weekend and read this story. And be grateful you weren't born out of wedlock a couple of generations ago in Ireland:

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...dren.html?_r=0
    Reminds me of the movie Philomena. Seems like I streamed it on Netflix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    Reminds me of the movie Philomena. Seems like I streamed it on Netflix.
    I hadn't heard of that movie. The description of it seems like it's in the same vein as the article. I'll have to watch it.

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    Read a curious article about future of self-driving cars; they say that many people will choose living in self-driving motorhomes one day rather than buy/own overpriced property https://tranio.com/world/spotlight/s...y-market_5354/.

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    Interesting article about a speed learner taking a month to learn chess, and then challenging the world's number one player:

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/chess-n...sla=y&mod=e2tw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Interesting article about a speed learner taking a month to learn chess, and then challenging the world's number one player:

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/chess-n...sla=y&mod=e2tw
    I think his real skill is self-promotion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Interesting article about a speed learner taking a month to learn chess, and then challenging the world's number one player:

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/chess-n...sla=y&mod=e2tw
    Thanks. I just read the whole thing.

    Do you think he could learn how to be a better president than we have now in a month?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Nelson View Post
    Thanks. I just read the whole thing.

    Do you think he could learn how to be a better president than we have now in a month minute?
    fify

    And, to answer the question, yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCcoug View Post
    I think his real skill is self-promotion.
    He is a speed learner, after all...

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    Really cool article about mormon funeral potatoes. Also cool stuff about Boulder, Utah.

    https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/uta...ive-1511361725
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Really cool article about mormon funeral potatoes. Also cool stuff about Boulder, Utah.

    https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/uta...ive-1511361725
    You're going to have to fair-use that thing here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    You're going to have to fair-use that thing here.
    Seconded.
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    I thought this was a great article/opinion piece explaining how liberals and conservatives view each other and why neither side seems to want to pay much attention to the other. Being an independent myself, I'm always trying to understand both sides and this helps.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/07/o...ves-trump.html

    If you have problems seeing New York Times articles, open it in a Private Window, or Incognito Window, or whatever your browser calls a window with no history and no memory of what you've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    You're going to have to fair-use that thing here.
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    Seconded.
    the wsj is the one paywalled publisher worth subscribing to you cheap bastards
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    Most of you have probably heard about Keaton Jones, the kid who was bullied and whose mother posted a video of him describing his treatment at school. It went viral, and the outpouring of support from athletes and celebrities has been wonderful to see. The video breaks your heart.

    It's nice to see people reach out to a stranger just because they want to help. It reinforces my belief that many people are generally good. Watching it makes me reflect on my own kids. It makes me wonder if they are experiencing problems like this and not telling me. More troubling, it makes me question what my kids are doing to help (or hurt?) the Keaton Jones' in our school. It's going to be a topic of discussion tonight for sure.

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    https://www.wsj.com/articles/david-r...eek-1512494592

    Some might say David Rockefeller, a scion of America’s greatest fortune and the veteran chief executive of Chase Manhattan Bank, was a dedicated networker long before the age of Facebook.

    That would grossly understate his horizons. Mr. Rockefeller recorded contact information along with every meeting he had with about 100,000 people world-wide on white 3-by-5-inch index cards. He amassed about 200,000 of the cards, which filled a custom-built Rolodex machine. He kept the 5-foot high electronic device at his family’s suite of offices in New York City’s Rockefeller Center for about half a century.

    “In the annals of CEO history, the breadth and depth of this record of contacts stand out,’’ said Nancy Koehn, a Harvard business professor and historian. “This is a man with a large, long reach.’’

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    Most of you have probably heard about Keaton Jones, the kid who was bullied and whose mother posted a video of him describing his treatment at school. It went viral, and the outpouring of support from athletes and celebrities has been wonderful to see. The video breaks your heart.

    It's nice to see people reach out to a stranger just because they want to help. It reinforces my belief that many people are generally good. Watching it makes me reflect on my own kids. It makes me wonder if they are experiencing problems like this and not telling me. More troubling, it makes me question what my kids are doing to help (or hurt?) the Keaton Jones' in our school. It's going to be a topic of discussion tonight for sure.
    So the people of the internet have done some digging and uncovered part of the reason Keaton Jones doesn't fit in at school: His mother is a little different, too. Great, now a kid who is obviously struggling will get made fun of because of something else he can't/doesn't know how to control. Why on earth anyone was under the illusion that young Keaton was getting picked on for no reason is beyond me.

    We watched the video as a family last night, and I tried to make the point that kids often get picked on because they are in some way different or difficult to be around. The lesson to be learned is that they still have feelings, and don't deserve to be treated with cruelty. Apparently some of the people who tried to lend a helping hand were surprised that he didn't have the perfect home life and role models. They are now bitter, and feel duped, but they need to get over it. The worse the kid's role models are in everyday life, the more he needs help from people who were touched by his pain.

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    Has anyone come across kialo.com? I like the graphic representation of arguments and discussion branches. Some of the topics are laughably simple (should abortion be legal? Does god exist?). But others are better, such as universal basic income and net neutrality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Has anyone come across kialo.com? I like the graphic representation of arguments and discussion branches. Some of the topics are laughably simple (should abortion be legal? Does god exist?). But others are better, such as universal basic income and net neutrality.
    Interesting site. Sort of like ted.com, but you have to read it. That site looks to be worth exploring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Has anyone come across kialo.com? I like the graphic representation of arguments and discussion branches. Some of the topics are laughably simple (should abortion be legal? Does god exist?). But others are better, such as universal basic income and net neutrality.
    I think I may use that in my Breaking Bad class this semester. Not sure how yet, but it's on my shower-thoughts agenda.
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    http://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/01/0...nt-judge-says/
    Kind of cool 4th amendment story out of Idaho, but the winning quote came from the comments.

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    Maybe I'll put it in the suggestion box . . . nah.
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    Probably because I'm a simpleton, I've always been fascinated with D.B. Cooper. It is looking like they have maybe figured out who he is and that he was involved with the CIA.

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