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An amazing, beautiful video. I had to search through many starling murmurations to find one that faithfully recorded the amazing sound without imposing an annoying soundtrack. (By Willie Delany, taken in Ballywilliam, New Ross, County Wexford, in southeast Ireland, published January 1, 2014).
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I have a recipe for you mom! But also, too much sugar makes them spread out more. 
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a statement detailing the history of the ban on the priesthood and of circumstances leading to the revelation that lifted it.

"Today, the Church disavows the theories advanced in the past that black skin is a sign of divine disfavor or curse, or that it reflects actions in a premortal life; that mixed-race marriages are a sin; or that blacks or people of any other race or ethnicity are inferior in any way to anyone else. Church leaders today unequivocally condemn all racism, past and present, in any form."

http://www.lds.org/topics/race-and-the-priesthood?lang=eng
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My father's first synthesis of diamond was inspired by the discovery of micro-diamonds in association with iron and nickel minerals in the debris of the meteor impact that formed Canyon Diablo, Arizona. Now diamond has been found in association with the same minerals in samples taken from peat bogs near the Tunguska explosion demonstrating that it, too was an iron-nickel meteorite. Canyon Diablo impacted the earth head on; Tunguska was on a grazing course through atmosphere and spread its energy over a wide area. http://goo.gl/3Kq5DC
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This is brilliant. And it reminds me of an escapade of my brother, David Richard Hall, who has always tended to think "outside the box" and has been able turn those ideas into successful enterprises. In college he entered an engineering contest for a self-moving cube. He made a flywheel loaded with very dense broken tungsten carbide parts salvaged from our father Tracy Hall Sr's high-pressure presses, mounted it inside a big wooden box with a lawnmower-style rope starter, got the flywheel spinning at a horrible speed, actuated a brake locking the flywheel to the cube, and the whole crazy assembly took off cross-lots in a mad, destructive dash! David, correct me if I remember this wrong. If you have incriminating video, please post it! http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/simple-scheme-for-self-assembling-robots-1004.html
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Whatever may have happened with Bucky Balls (C60 carbon compound, NOT the now-banned shape-morphing desktoy  consisting of strongly rare-earth containing magnetic balls, beads, or cubes) , we now have Crazy Cubes!
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This Jewish perspective (from the right side of an admittedly broad spectrum), on the legal status of terrorists as pirates, hearkens back to international law in Roman Times. http://goo.gl/npY3DY

You may remember that the U.S. Marines got off to a great start by engaging the pirates on "the shores of Tripoli." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Barbary_War#Battles

And it reminded me that in 1988 Jack Welch noted that long before Roman times, the Book of Mormon taught how to deal with pirates/robbers. "When the Nephites catch one of the robbers, as in the case of Zemnarihah in 3 Nephi 4, they put him to death on the spot. No trial is mentioned, and they hang him on a tree and ritually chop the tree down (a form of notorious execution that indeed has a remarkable parallel in another obscure corner of Jewish law that oddly requires that the tree from which the culprit is hung be chopped down)." http://speeches.byu.edu/?act=viewitem&id=1286

Welch also adds insight into a story that trips up many investigators who mistakenly apply "modern" standards to an ancient text. Laban pronounced his own death sentence when he falsely accused Laman, "thou art a robber, and I will slay thee." (1 Nephi 3:13 http://goo.gl/Y8xcPr)

Daniel Peterson has always found the robbers in the Book of Mormon "fascinating." With his beloved Egypt threatening to disintigrate into a choice between a police state and a failed state run by pirates/robbers, maybe we'll hear more from him soon on this subject. (Nag, Nag!) http://goo.gl/qNRD7M
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Somehow this photo just won my heart. I love my church -- the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!
 
Children at school in Ghana line up for measles-rubella immunization. In an effort to eradicate measles and rubella in Ghana, national and global organizations joined forces with LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the first national campaign to immunize children ages nine months through 14 years against the two highly contagious diseases. http://bit.ly/1azAcRp #LDS #mormon #ghana
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Here is a moving performance with music in the medium of sand art by Shelly Xie. She tells of a disease that affects 200 million, mostly children, that can be avoided by making clean water available to them. Schistosomiasis - Impacting Medicine through Art: Shelly Xie at TEDxLivermore.

Last year LDS (Latter-day Saint) Charities helped to provide clean water to a million people in 33 countries. http://www.ldsphilanthropies.org/humanitarian-services/funds/clean-water.html#topOfPage. Every cent donated to LDS charities goes directly to the projects. The Church pays the overhead from member tithes and offerings, and the labor is donated by service missionaries and local volunteers.

Curiously, an effective chemical used against the snails that spread the disease is also known as "LDS."  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23373283
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Die Mormonen Missionare (Elders) in Klagenfurt, Österreich, singen ein beliebtes Kinderlied. Elders Johnson, Bassett, Krieger (am Klavier), Hall, & Smith, in der Wohnung des Gemeindemissionsleiters Heinz Mauch, der uns auf der Gitarre begleitet. Video von Sister Hall. Leckere Mahlzeit von Astrid Mauch. Qualitätskontrolle von golden Lab Charlie.
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English: The Mormon missionaries (Elders) in Klagenfurt, Austria, sing a beloved childrens' song. Elders Johnson, Bassett Krieger (on piano), Hall, & Smith, in the home of ward mission leader Heinz Mauch, who accompanies on guitar. Video by Sister Hall. Delicious meal by Astrid Mauch. Quality control by golden lab Charlie.
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