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3 months ago  ::  Dec 19, 2014 - 5:54PM #71
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President Monson:


"That clever pied piper called Lucifer still plays his lilting melody and attracts the unsuspecting away from the safety of their chosen pathway, away from the counsel of loving parents, away from the security of God’s teachings. His tune is ever so old, his words ever so sweet. His prize is everlasting. He seeks not the refuse of humanity but the very elect of God. King David listened, then followed, then fell. But then so did Cain in an earlier era, and Judas Iscariot in a later one.”


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3 months ago  ::  Dec 24, 2014 - 5:29AM #72
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In the year 1805, Winter Solstice occurred on December 22-the longest night of the year. The next day, the 23rd, when Joseph Smith was born, marked the time on our calendar when the days grew longer, triumphing over night, and light prevailed over darkness.

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2 months ago  ::  Jan 08, 2015 - 7:21PM #73
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Fifth stanza of William Wordsworth’s “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood.” 

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And cometh from afar:
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
From God, who is our home:
Heaven lies about us in our infancy!
Shades of the prison-house begin to close
Upon the growing Boy,
But He beholds the light, and whence it flows,
He sees it in his joy;
The Youth, who daily farther from the east
Must travel, still is Nature’s Priest,
And by the vision splendid
Is on his way attended;
At length the Man perceives it die away,
And fade into the light of common day.

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2 months ago  ::  Jan 09, 2015 - 11:07AM #74
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"The WarkaWater tower is an unlikely structure to find jutting from the Ethiopian landscape. At 30 feet tall and 13 feet wide, it’s not half as big as its namesake tree (which can loom 75 feet tall), but it’s striking nonetheless. The spindly tower, of latticed bamboo lined with orange polyester mesh, isn’t art—though it does kind of look like it. Rather, the structure is designed to wring water out of the air, providing a sustainable source of H2O for developing countries.


Created by Arturo Vittori and his team at Architecture and Vision, the towers harvest water from rain, fog and dew. This isn’t a new idea—people have been doing this for as long as they’ve needed water, often with air wells. Often built as high-rising stone structures, air wells gather moisture from the air and funnel it into a basin for collection. The WarkaWater functions in much the same way, using mesh netting to capture moisture and direct it into hygienic holding tank accessed via a spout.


We wrote about the towers last year when Vittori unveiled a full-size prototype. The company has a newer version of the WarkaWater and a Kickstarter campaign to fund field testing in Ethiopia later this year. Based on tests performed in its Italian lab, the company claims the latest iteration can harvest 13 to 26.4 gallons of water daily. That’s less than most people flush away each day, but a significant quantity in a country where some 60 million people lack sufficient potable water.


The new prototype has some key upgrades: The exterior is of bamboo rather than juncus, the top of the tower has reflective pieces to deter birds, and the structure is larger (13 feet wide, up from 7). This doubled the surface area of its water-resistant polyester mesh netting—the orange material you see—so more water is collected as fog permeates the fine mesh. MIT has been researching a similar fog harvesting technique that draws inspiration from the Namib beetle. The process of collecting rain is straightforward, but capturing dew is slightly more complicated. Dew forms when the surface area temperature drops relative to the surrounding air. This happens most often in the time between nightfall and sunrise. Vittori is researching materials for the funnel section of the WarkaWater (between mesh netting and the tank) that will lose heat as quickly as possible in order to optimize the small window of dew-production.


The WarkaWater will cost around $1,000 to produce and requires no electricity. Vittori says it takes less than an hour to assemble the five modules into a finished tower, making it easily packed and moved as necessary. The practical goal is for the WarkaWater to become an efficient round-the-clock water production machine. But populating the landscape with alien towers is about more than just functionality, it’s about architecture. You can tell Vittori wanted to design something iconic, but beyond that is the tower’s potential to the social nexus of a village. With fabric canopies that stretch out like a peplum skirt, the towers could be a place where people gather to socialize and seek shelter from the sun, just as they would beneath a leafy Warka tree.”

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2 months ago  ::  Jan 14, 2015 - 1:38PM #75
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"Teaching and Learning by the Spirit


BY ELDER DALLIN H. OAKS


Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles


If we teach and learn in the manner the Lord has prescribed, He will send his Spirit to edify and enlighten us as we do so...


“There are great dangers associated with those who profess a constant outpouring of the spirit of revelation. Frequently, those so professing place themselves above the need to listen to the counsel and direction of their priesthood leaders. Often they are above correction. It is natural for those who suppose they are having regular conversations with angels and diverse exalted beings to be a little bemused at the counsel of bishops and stake presidents. With but a bit of polish, such an attitude ripens into the cultist’s mentality in which one is above the laws of both church and state” (The Holy Ghost, 31).


"Revelation and Testimony. Visions do happen. Voices are heard from beyond the veil. I know this. But these experiences are exceptional. And those who have these great and exceptional experiences rarely speak of them publicly because we are instructed not to do so (see D&C 63:64) and because we understand that the channels of revelation will be closed if we show these things before the world. Most of the revelation that comes to leaders and members of the Church comes by the still, small voice or by a feeling rather than by a vision or a voice that speaks specific words we can hear. I testify to the reality of that kind of revelation, which I have come to know as a familiar, even daily, experience to guide me in the work of the Lord."


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1 month ago  ::  Jan 22, 2015 - 2:06PM #76
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"This may be one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever had to report on. The intrepid and brave Walid and Theodore Shoebat are reporting on a story out of Albania that has been breaking over the last couple of months. Muslim Albanians in Kosovo are apparently kidnapping Christians in an effort to harvest and sell their organs before killing them.


A Serbian Christian and former Special Forces officer tipped them off to the insidious story.


“They abduct people in Kosovo, Serbian people — in some cases Albanian people — and they take their organs… they torture the people and take their organs while they are still live.” He also said that the victims are usually, “Christians serbs, young women, and men, and also children.”


While the story may seem unbelievable – this isn’t the first reporting being done on the terrifying subject. A documentary produced in Germany also told the story of Albanian terrorists victimising Christian Serbs to sell their organs.


Even with multiple accounts and other international outlets corroborating these stories, the Shoebat’s have faced criticism and disbelief.


Yet when Shoebat.com was the first to report on the human slaughterhouses in Syria, in which we obtained one man’s account who gave much detail on the operation regarding Christians and Shiites who were also slaughtered and mutilated. People still questioned it, until of course we obtained original source accounts with extremely troubling footage to back up one man’s testimony and it all checked out…


Shoebat.com also reported on how Syrian Muslims would put their children into rape sessions for money and sell their organs


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We also reported on how the Muslim jihadists in Syria take Christians, drain their blood, and sell vials of blood for $100,000 each to Saudi Arabia because the Arab Muslims have a demonic superstition that if they wash their hands with Christian blood they can obtain salvation.


We also reported on Islamic cannibalism and so many doubted until of course the truth came out on film when a terrorist ate a human heart and when we showed translated footage on Al-Nas, an Egyptian major media which sanctioned the practice.


We deal with rescuing Christians and being at the tip of he spear we hear of horrific stories. Folks who do not deal with evil and see it first hand have a tendency not to believe until they are in the midst of it. There is such a thing as pure evil, dark, remorseless and hideously ugly.


And instead of trusting our reports, the world still accused us, not the evil ones who perpetrated such evil.


The Shoebat’s have worked hard to uncover the hidden violence of Islamic terrorism – the evil that even the terrorists don’t yet want the world to see – and for their efforts they are scorned by the mainstream media. While the violence and depravity that they have reported on may seem… impossibly evil… it is of vital importance that we understand, it is REALLY HAPPENING.


It is our duty to tell the world about the atrocities being committed in the name of Islam. The many thousands of victims deserve justice, but even more, they deserve to be remembered.


 Visit the link to watch the first hand videos smuggled out of the slaughterhouses and the Shoebat’s released to the world."


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1 month ago  ::  Jan 27, 2015 - 1:00PM #77
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 the real reasons why....

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1 month ago  ::  Jan 31, 2015 - 10:02AM #78
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Satan's plan was to tell us exactly what to do to make everything 'good'. That was, in effect, the easy way, and we would not have grown. The Lord lets us ponder on things and walk by faith for a LONG time sometimes, but eventually we see His hand in our lives directing us exactly to be where we are standing. 

Trust your feelings. The Spirit of Peace is from God.

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