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The NRA announced its support for The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2015, which would respect the rights of individuals who possess concealed carry permits from their home state or who are not prohibited from carrying concealed in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry.
On behalf of its five-million members, the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) announced its support for The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2015, which was introduced today by U.S. Senator John Cornyn (TX). The legislation would respect the rights of individuals who possess concealed carry permits from their home state or who are not prohibited from carrying concealed in their home state to e...
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" Liberals were happy with religious conviction when it allowed drug use. Now that it is being used by Christians to not pay for abortions or provide goods and services to gay marriages, the law is an abomination. Michigan's legislature is considering enacting RFRA. A local CBS affiliate ran an actual, legitimate news story that doctors "and emergency medical technicians legally refuse to give life-saving assistance to a gay person." That is absolutely not true. "
In the 90s, the Clinton Administration formed a bipartisan coalition to pass the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA. Nineteen states followed suit. The legislation came in response to a Supreme Court decision that had seen an American Indian suffer legally for having used a drug during a well-established American-Indian religious ceremony.
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I recently participated in the Council on the Disposition of the Tithes, the council appointed to oversee and disburse sacred tithing funds. I was again impressed by the simplicity of the principles that guided our decisions. This council was established by revelation and consists of the First Presidency, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and the Presiding Bishopric. 

I have now participated in this council for many years. My gratitude and reverence for the Lord’s pattern grows each year.

My heart swells with love and admiration for the faithful and obedient members of this Church from every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. Your faith strengthens my faith. Your devotion makes me more devoted. And your goodness and willing obedience inspire me to be a better man, husband, father, and Church leader. 

I remember and think of you each time I participate in the Council on the Disposition of the Tithes. Thank you for your faithfulness as you honor your covenants.
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I'm just converting from a linux desktop to a windows desktop. Be nice now; I'm feeling vulnerable right now. :-)  "Why" I'm converting, well, that's for another time. 

Right now, I'm just ranting. It's so bothersome installing things on Windows (v7)! 

First I click the install file. No, wait, I double-click the install file. 

Then I confirm that I want to install. 

Then Windows wants to confirm that I want to install. That is, if I see the confirmation popup behind all active windows. #wth  

Then the developer wants to confirm that I want to install. 

Then the developer's mother wants to confirm that I want to install. 

It's like a bad night at the improv.....
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Good luck, it takes time coming back to the dark side. ☺ I switched back to Windows from having run a Linux desktop for years and years. There are a number of things that just work, but then there are things that I wish were there (ssh, md5sum, etc) that I have to go find a program to install to fill those needs. 
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Back to the Gym

Interestingly, my two youngest sons approached their mother and said that they wanted to be more fit. They had mentioned it from time to time, but this was more like a request. I had also been trying to work out more at the gym at work, but was failing to get on a regular schedule, so I was considering a local gym membership for early morning workouts. 

Well, when the boys asked, too, we figured it was time to move on that. So, we joined our local +Gold's Gym in Sandy. That's not really a plug for Gold's, but it was the closest gym to the house, has the variety of activities that I felt was important to keep the boys interested: weights, cardio, raquetball, basketball, pool, steam room, sauna, hot tub. 

Since the first week of school, we've been going nearly every day. My older son goes sometimes, but his school schedule is ridiculous, and besides, he's already darned fit. He wants to do more, but can't fit it in yet. 

I'll write more about our exercise pattern and approach. For now, just know that we're on track to become more fit, little by little. It's good! 

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Bedtime Musings

That quiet moment before sleep. The lights are off. The TV is off. Two small fans are humming; it's too cool for the louder swamp cooler. Those final thoughts before you drift softly into sleep.
What do you think about in such moments? What colors fade into your room? What do you bring with you into your dreams?

I feel joy. I feel peaceful joy and the end of the day. That magical, orange light at dusk. The still trees, signaling rest. The crickets sing. There is contentment with a day lived well. I lie back and listen to creation sing to its creator. My creator. The sentinel angels settle into their evening posts of guardianship over my family. And all is well.

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You ask what do I think about as I drift off to sleep? Answer: Being able to write like that. And flying to The Light. Thanks for sharing
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It was my great privilege to address our remarkable religion teachers in the Church Educational System recently. In my message to them I said:
“If any of your students are unsettled, or if you are unsettled, reassure one and all that the victory in this final contest has already been declared. The victory is already in the record books—these books, the scriptures! We know for certain that if and when everything else in the latter days is down or dying; if governments, economies, industries, and institutions crumble; if societies and cultures become a quagmire of chaos and insecurity, nevertheless, through it all the gospel of Jesus Christ and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that bears that gospel to the world will stand triumphant. It will stand undefiled in God’s hand until the very Son of God Himself comes to rule and reign as Lord of lords and King of kings. Nothing is more certain in this world.” http://bit.ly/1G2WSam
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Ok, perhaps this is not exactly a Self Defense issue, I still think it has a lot of relevance being it has to do with Common Sense and I think we can all agree that if you have Common Sense one would realize you have The Right To Self Defense.   
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The first few weeks of exercise

As soon as we signed up at +Gold's Gym , we did their health assessment and advice on workouts etc. The advice wasn't bad, but I felt it was too advanced for the very first few weeks. They were jumping straight to targeted muscle workouts: arms one day, legs another day, shoulders another day, chest another day, etc. That's valid, but I think it's the wrong thing to start out. 

What I envisioned instead was a general upper body day, a general lower body day, broken up by cardio days or, rather, play days. I did a little research online, and found that several online personal trainers advise the same. 

In fact, this trainer seemed to have the exact right idea, and even outlined the workouts exactly as I thought was right. My boss and neighbor, both certified personal trainers, confirmed the approach. 

The trainer is Lee Hayward, and here's a link to his Beginner's Workout Playlist: 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL141E034D55D543C8

This approach has worked well for us. Our play days are mostly raquetball, but they're also starting to do longer swim time in the lap pool. 

Within 2 weeks, the youngest son commented on how he "could just run" while playing soccer in the park with friends. That's what we're after! 

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  • Brigham Young University
    Business Management - Marketing, 1991
  • Walden University
    High-Tech MBA, 2008
  • University of North Carolina - Greensboro
    1988
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MBA, PMP, CSM. Project Manager. Visit my blogs at CottagePM.com and MaxWalker.name.
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Engaged Citizen. Loyal people leader. Project leader. Happily married. Proud father of 5. Mormon. Singer. Organist. French-speaker. North Carolina native. Utah citizen. Defender of freedom of the expression of religion (1st Amendment). Defender of gun rights (2nd Amendment).
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Manager, Services Operations at NetIQ, Novell, and SUSE.
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Elon, NC - Provo, UT - Salt Lake City, UT - Angers, France - La Rochelle, France - Orleans, France - Paris, France - St. Brieux, France
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Lovely atmosphere, excellent service from the owners of this family-owned restaurant. I soooo wanted it to be wonderful! But the food is just okay. We had the sweetheart sampler for two. 4 sauces, all quite bland. They provided a good chili sauce for add-able heat, which is really smart!, but the sauces needed more depth of flavor in their own. The beef was gristle and chewy -- the only thing I'd reject. The chicken was good, but not wow. The mango chutney was delicious, the only wow on the table. I really wanted wow. I only got ok fine. There was nothing stunning to bring us back. And we really wanted it to be.
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Took my sons and friends here to play. Gamer consoles weren't configured properly. Waited a long time for configuration, then they gave up. They don't allow outside drinks. They allow outside food, but not my Carl's Jr. drink. They allow some fool to sit there vaping, spreading those chemicals to my kids, but they don't allow my soda pop. They allow me to pay for my kids to wait around for 3 hours just to play 1 hour because consoles aren't managed, but they don't allow outside drinks. Really lame outfit. Big #fail.
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reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent service. The company really acted like a team. The left hand knew what the right had was doing, so to speak. Dispatch arrange for the fellow to come within an hour. Five minutes later, they called and said that he'd be at my home within 10 minutes. He was. The price was excellent -- a sale price from the web site. They arranged for a camera guy to come. He also was an hour early! Awesome! And the camera guy had already visited with the rooter guy. As I said, they really acted as a team. Perfectly courteous and efficient. I'm completely satisfied.
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Pleasant atmosphere. Very good service. Weak offerings for vegetarian and vegan diners.
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I had a great experience with my Sales Rep, Allen Sauer, and I'd recommend him to anyone. (No personal connection; I've bought 2 cars from him there at Riverton Chevy.) Allen worked hard to find the vehicles that fit my requirements. Never pushy, always helpful, dedicated, and informative. The dealership, however, is what one would expect at a traditional dealership. I interacted with 2 sales managers. The first was cheerfully manipulative and pushy, all while saying he hated pressure tactics. #wtf The second was just straight up rude to me. Apparently, the internal competition is rather high, and I'd gotten the car instead of someone in his sales team. So take any claims of customer-focus with a grain (or barrel) of salt. But definitely, if you want a sales rep to work for you and find you the right car, Allen's your guy, and it's probably worth putting up with the dealership. Just tell Allen to keep the sales managers out of your path.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
"Free replacement" at this outfit is difficult to actually get. While even the IRS accepts digital copies of recepts, this kiosk requires a hard copy of their special form that they give you upon purchase. So, I'm in the mall one afternoon and remember that I need a replacement, but I can't just go by and get it. I have to go home, print a copy of the scanned image of their form, then go back to the mall. Really lame. Do business with someone else. #fail #ripoff #zagg
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Quality: Very GoodAppeal: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago