Posted by skiutah on Monday, November 25, 2013
Here’s an article that documents many medical studies that show marijuana helps cure cancer: Studies that show marijuana cures cancer
I’ve never tried pot myself, but living in Colorado, I think I would try marijuana if I had some form of cancer.
By the way, for those of you that live in states where marijuana is illegal, the side effects of legalizing pot seem to be increased tax revenues and lower drug related crime rates…
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Posted by skiutah on Thursday, May 19, 2011
Here’s an interesting article in the New York Times: Is Your Religion Your Financial Destiny?
This is from a Pew survey done in the U.S. It shows the relationship between religion, education, and wealth. Interestingly Hindus and Jews are the most educated and wealthy. Here are the rankings:
2. Reform Jews
3. Conservative Jews
7. Orthodox Christians
16. Unaffiliated religious
18. Jehovah’s Witnesses
I asked a few of my Utah friends where they thought the LDS religion would be in these rankings. Interestingly, many of them thought that Mormons would be #1 in education and/or wealth. They were surprised to find out that Mormons were in the bottom tier. Why are Mormons not wealthy? It’s probably related to LDS members not paying tithing as they should. According to Elder Hales, paying more tithing will increase your wealth: Tithing: the Path to Riches
The Hindus and Jews are the wealthiest and therefore must be the most faithful when paying tithing.
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Posted by coventryrm on Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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Posted by coventryrm on Wednesday, August 11, 2010
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Posted by skiutah on Friday, November 27, 2009
It says the video was shot in Ohio, but I think they shipped in some of my Utah neighbors to be interviewed:
If only John McCain had picked Mitt Romney for his running mate, we wouldn’t be in this situation.
In 2012, I don’t know which will be more interesting, a Palin-Romney ticket or a Romney-Palin ticket? Or throw Glenn Beck into the mix, maybe an all Mormon ticket? Can you imagine a Romney-Beck whitehouse with Sarah Palin as Secretary of State?
Palin looks good on top of the 2012 ticket:
Palin Romney 2012
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Posted by skiutah on Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Here’s an interesting article on how Jesus may have contributed to the economic crisis: Did Christianity Cause the Crash?
The “Lord’s Get Rich Quick” law is similar to the one taught by Mormons:
– Pay tithing, the Lord will bless you
– Be faithful to the church, the Lord will bless you
This get rich quick mentality may explain why the bankruptcy rate in Utah is rapidly increasing: Utah Bankruptcies Soar
According to Elder Hales, paying more tithing will increase your wealth: Tithing: the Path to Riches
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Posted by coventryrm on Saturday, July 11, 2009
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Posted by coventryrm on Saturday, July 19, 2008
First I want to thank blazeheliski for bringing much of this up and causing me to do a bit of research. I am not claiming that I have found any answers or that I have obtained huge amounts of knowledge. It does seem however that you can find information and extensive articles in support of either theory; we need to be concerned we don’t need to be concerned. Which is it?
I don’t think anyone really knows, and there in lies the problem so you can just pick a side and run with it and collect all the data you can find to support your cause. I believe that the media promotes and runs with the extremes so consequently we as a society react to the extreme. If someone was to accurately describe and lay out the facts as actually known would anyone listen? Would anyone feel the need to change their behaviors or would industry spend R & D money looking for alternatives? Who knows, I only have my own perception and opinion on what is really going on in this situation.
Do I believe that there are other resources for oil and that we should be taking advantage of those resources, sure why not? Have environmentalist made carbon emissions and the use of fossil fuels bad words, yes and they seem to have done a pretty good job of it. Is all this tied into “Global Warming” no solid proof one way or the other that I can tell, I personally think we will most likely be cooling into another ice age at some point. Being a skier I like this idea anyway so that is the one I am going with.
Seriously though I certainly do think that the Environmentalist have embellished and use scare tactics, not that the ends justifies the means but I can understand a bit of the rational it goes hand in hand with the philosophy or statement and I paraphrase, for real change to happen there has to be a crisis either real or perceived. It seems until very recently little has been aggressively done to find alternative energy sources by this country. Perhaps the environmentalists believe that creating a perception of crisis is the only way to actually get things moving quickly, history shows us that if tomorrow gas prices dropped back to $2.00 a gallon people would most likely just go about their business and would once again become complacent in the search and development of alternative fuel sources therefore we must come up with a motivating reason other than the pocketbook.
On the other hand Bush just announced a lift on a ban of offshore drilling, could the crisis in regards to oil prices be the oil companies’ way of creating a crisis to open up new markets and resources for oil. I don’t know the answer but it does seem, gas prices perhaps will force those “save the planet” types to look harder at the facts and be open to some balance in this confusing and complex debate. After spending a day of searching and reading articles on the internet I am pretty certain both sides of the argument have used “Bad” science to advance and argue their agendas. So there is the pendulum and the environmentalists have had it swinging pretty solidly to their side for awhile, high gas prices may swing it back the other way. Maybe in the end we will continue to look aggressively at alternative sources while at the same be willing to tap into what is available to us now with one not being done at the expense of the other.
In conclusion, I have decided that where I can and am willing without it causing undo hardship to my current lifestyle I will be conscious of ways that I can minimize my negative impact on our environment.
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Posted by coventryrm on Friday, May 23, 2008
I just finished reading “The Shock Doctrine” by Naomi Klein, I felt the Author did a great job of presenting a very interesting view of the USA’s role in world economics and the “shocking” techniques that have been used to implement so called “Free Markets” globally. After reading this book you could certainly understand why certain countries or groups of people have such feelings of hostility towards the USA. Sheds a different light on why we have soldiers being killed in Iraq and our reasons for being there (I would also suggest watching the movie – “Iraq for sale”)
While I was searching the Web to verify and research the information presented and discussed in the book I found the above link and found that a short film had been produced, a little teaser that may compel someone to pick up this book and read it.
Perhaps we can change the pace here and get off of religion for a bit and see what people have to say that have read this book or perhaps you might want to take the time and pick it up and give it a read yourself.
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