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Re: “Soap Box: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

I just signed up with City Weekly. Yesterday I was banned from the discussions on The Salt Lake Tribune. I wasn't given any reason but I've been critical of the Tribunes political endorsements and of a certain Editor. I had about a dozen comments removed all at once and then was banned! The Tribune needs to be reminded that Freedom of Speech is still a right in Utah!

Posted by Eric Blair on 10/18/2016 at 8:22 AM

Re: “A Beer Festival says "I LOVE you man"

Omgness way across by the Uintah Mtns exist a beer or liquor distillery?? Any feedback is apprieciated!! Thanks. Lmc

Posted by lukamay on 09/10/2016 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Letters, June 30, 2016

Ted Ottinger's relentless fact starved attacks on the LDS Church have become as predictable as the sun rising in the east. It would be easy to ignore his rants and just look the other way. But silence would imply agreement with his blatantly false statements and characterizations of LDS doctrine. L.Tom Perry never, ever, said "No one has the right to ever question the LDS leaders or any of the church's writings." Quite the opposite in fact as he was well known for encouraging anyone and everyone to ask questions and to direct those questions to the church leadership, to dig deeper, to study early and current church history and resolve any doubt or question one might have. And not one single LDS state legislator has ever been given direction from church leadership on how to vote. But Mr. Ottinger really takes leave of facts with his fairly tale about supposed dissenters being denied the opportunity to "copulate with a plethora of young girls on one's own planet". Ted, if you can find any reference to any such nonsense anywhere in LDS teachings, writings, conference talks, or any other source I will personally pay the annual bill for your I Hate the LDS Church support group.

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Posted by NeboRider on 07/02/2016 at 7:07 PM

Re: “No Ice Cream for You

flash forward five years later, in Texas, and he is just as bad, lies and blames people for his own misgivings. SOme things just don't change. Wish you had of kept him in utah!

Posted by Tonja Bell on 06/20/2016 at 8:51 PM

Re: “No Ice Cream for You

Where are his post below?

Posted by ??? concerned on 06/15/2016 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Letters, May 26, 2016

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Posted by Laura C. Sherwood on 06/13/2016 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Letters, May 11, 2016

S­t­a­r­t­­­­ y­o­u­r­­­­­­ h­o­m­e­­­­­­ b­u­s­i­n­e­s­s­­­­­­ r­i­g­h­t­­­­­­­­ n­o­w......... Spend­­­­­ more­­­­­ time­­­­­­ with­­­­­­ your­­­­­ family­­­­­ and­­­­­­ earn. Start­­­­­ bringing­­­­­­ $60hr­­­­­­ just­­­­­ on­­­­­­ a­­­­­­ computer. Very­­­­­­ easy­­­­­ way­­­­­to­­­­­­ make­­­­­ your­­ life­­­­­­ happy­­­­­ and­­­­­­ earning­­­­ continuously. Start­­­­ here””­­­­­­....SD!46
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Posted by Susan B. Rittenhouse on 06/12/2016 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Letters, June 9, 2016

S­t­a­r­t­­­­­ y­o­u­r­­­­­­ h­o­m­­­­­ b­u­s­i­n­e­s­s­­­­­­ r­i­g­h­t­­­­­­­ n­o­w. Spend­­­­ more­­­­­­ time­­­­­­ with­­­­ your­­­­­ family­­­­­ and­­­­­­ earn. Start­­­­­­ bringing­­­­­­ $60hr just­­­­­­ on­­­­­­ a­­­­­­ computer. Very­­­­­­ easy­­­­­­ way­­­­­­to­­­­­­ make­­­ your­­­­ life­­­­­­ happy­­­­ and­­­­­­ earning­­ continuously. Start­­­ here””­­­­­­....SD!46
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Posted by Margaret E. Ford on 06/08/2016 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Letters, June 2, 2016

S­t­a­r­t­­­­­ y­o­u­r­­­­­­ h­o­m­e­­­­­­ b­u­s­i­n­e­s­s­­­­­­ r­i­g­h­t­­­­­­­ n­o­w. Spend­­­­ more­­­­­­ time­­­­­­ with­­­­ your­­­­­ family­­­­­ and­­­­­­ earn. Start­­­­­­ bringing­­­­­­ $60hr­­­­­­ just­­­­­­ on­­­­­­ a­­­­­­ computer. Very­­­­­­ easy­­­­­­ way­­­­­­to­­­­­­ make­­­­­­ your­­­­ life­­­­­­ happy­­­­­­ and­­­­­­ earning­­­­ continuously. Start­­­­­ here””­­­­­­....SD!46
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Posted by KarenR.Hansen on 06/08/2016 at 1:02 AM

Re: “Letters, May 5, 2016

Thank you for speaking up for something that was scary and difficult. Im sorry you were never honored or asked about your own feelings. Its does sound like your girlfriend may have gotten all of your support but you got nothing. Im sorry she chose to be selfish. Ive been put in a situation where I got pregnant and recieved no support. I chose to have and keep my daughter. I was scared and terrified. But I did have an ex-husband who helped me and we were able to get re-married. Every situation is hard. And until your there its better never to judge. God bless friend.

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Posted by ladyaquarius on 05/10/2016 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Out of Sight, Out of Mind

man that is some deep stuff

Posted by Spencer Ostler on 05/08/2016 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Letters, May 5, 2016

Get over it already.

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Posted by Pam Saunders on 05/08/2016 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Letters, April 28, 2016

A revenue neutral carbon fee with a dividend, makes enormous sense!
Economists and scientists say it is the best solution to the threat of our carbon emissions.

It is not a tax. This way citizens would RECEIVE the carbon fees as a monthly check, for example. That would protect us from price spikes in dirty energy.

Polluters PAY the fees, so it holds fossil fuel corporations responsible for the damages. or externalitites, they cause, hundreds of billions of dollars per year (Harvard School of Medicine).

It would more rapidly lower emissions than regulations, as happened in BC Canada with a similar, popular policy. BC lowered both emissions and taxes with their fees.

A study by respected non-partisan Regional Economic Modeling, Inc. found the dividends would help to create 2.9 million additional jobs in 20 years, while reducing emissions much faster than regulations. http://citizensclimatelobby.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/REMI-National-SUMMARY.pdf

To those who reject the science: perhaps nothing will change your mind. But what have you got against cleaner air, less asthma in our kids, fewer heart attacks, and more money (the dividend) in your pockets?

To those accepting the science: Any effort to
 limit the problem of climate change is worth it. For example: the cost of sea level rise ALONE is so great that no effort to prevent it is unwarranted.

Why even bother with the paid deniers and front groups who thrive creating the delay of a false debate?
Elon Musk was asked "what can we do? " Musk: "I would say whenever you have the opportunity, talk to the politicians. Ask them to enact a carbon tax. We have to fix the unpriced externality [social cost]. I would talk to your friends about it and fight the propaganda from the carbon industry."

Posted by Jan Freed on 04/28/2016 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Ban Confederate Flag in Utah

In 1956 the federal government issued a congressional gold medal to the final two surviving Confederate soldiers.
On one side was a Confederate flag.

Posted by Billy Bearden on 03/30/2016 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Letters, Feb. 11, 2016

Well written letter Jonathon Jones. Short, to the point , and impeccable logic. Some of the blowhards on the hill would probably agree (in private of course). Matter of fact , you should send the same letter to all the flats up on the hill and to the other 'news'papers in the 'Kingdom of Zion'. Truly , do it. andre lambeau

Posted by Andre Lambeau on 02/13/2016 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Letters, Jan. 14, 2016

I believe if Joseph Smith were alive he would agree with today's Mormon leadership. After all, they are still promoting the same fraudulent books, a false gospel and a different Jesus.
http://downtownministries.blogspot.com/

Posted by David Tiffany on 01/14/2016 at 12:29 PM

Re: “The Value of Humanity

I cannot verify this as having actually been written by a Muslim, but Sulaiman Daud wrote:

(November 14 at 6:32am from Singapore, Singapore)

I want to thank well-meaning non-Muslims who, in the wake of these attacks, have emphasised that they have been carried out by a small, twisted minority. A terrorist's goal is to sow hatred and discord, and by not giving in, you are defeating their plans.

But I want to say that as a Muslim, I wish that we weren't so quick to emphasise that this has nothing to do with us. While I personally have never killed anyone and none of my friends and family have ever resorted to violence, radicalism has everything to do with Islam. And the failure to address that out of a well-intentioned commitment to tolerance is making the problem worse.

ISIS is a Muslim organisation, and it is an Islamic problem. Let me say it again to be perfectly clear. ISIS is a Muslim organisation, and they are a cancer at the heart of Islam. And the problem will not go away until Muslims confront that.

ISIS attackers scream 'Allah hu'akbar' during their attacks.
ISIS recruits cite Qur'anic verses as justification for the rape and enslavement of women.
ISIS soldiers kill archaeologists, gay men and women, and people who refuse to convert to Islam because they are blasphemers.

There are no Christians in ISIS. There are no Buddhists, Jews, Pagans, Taoists, Houngans, Catholics, Wiccans, Hindus or even Scientologists in ISIS. ISIS is a Muslim organisation and they kill in the name of Islam.

So don't say that ISIS aren't 'true Muslims' or that they are 'not really Muslims'. Like any large organisation, ISIS exists in a spectrum. You have the aimless, restless teenager who never amounted to anything in his life and traveled to Syria because he can't find a job and doesn't know if the Qur'an is to be read from left to right or right to left. But you also have pious professionals, businessmen, and academics who read their Qur'an cover to cover, pray every day, were seduced into radicalism, and truly believe that the Islamic State's goal of conquest is a noble one. The so-called 'Caliph' Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has a doctorate in Islamic studies.

So if you feel that Muslims are being oppressed or killed in Muslim countries, I expect you to also be just as outraged by ISIS. Because they have killed more Muslims in Iraq, Syria and Jordan than the entire US army. They have done more damage to the name and reputation of Islam than any Western nation. ISIS is Islam's biggest enemy, not the US, not Israel or France or Germany or the Russians.

We have to own the problem. We have to admit that this is a religious problem, and we need to renew our commitment to a secular country which treats all religions equally. I have believed in the importance of secularism all my life, and with every day that passes that belief grows stronger. Religion is no way to govern a nation. Not any religion, and not any nation.

ISIS is not America's problem, nor the British, nor the French. ISIS is not Syria or Iraq's problem. ISIS is a problem for Muslims. And if you can't admit that, you're not really a good Muslim either.

‪SEE: https://www.facebook.com/sulaiman.daud.503/posts/10153827144425955

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Posted by Ellis Dean Hovey on 11/20/2015 at 12:05 PM

Re: “LDS Church Overlooks Jesus's Words

Got to love how bad the media has become these days. Half truths and omissions and just plain deception. These kids do not have to denounce their parents, read the response by Todd Christofferson. They only have to denounce same sex marriage. I understand your disagreement with LDS church policy and respect your opinion. But I do not respect your deception. It is because of articles like these people loose faith in the honesty of media. Just remember the term "Bigotry" is a double edge sword that goes both ways.

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Posted by Disappointed on 11/12/2015 at 4:34 PM

Re: “LDS Church Overlooks Jesus's Words

You didn't read the LDS Church's statement did you? It said they will have denounce the practice of same-sex-marriage. Not their parents.

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Posted by SLC Resident on 11/12/2015 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Stop the Cycle of Discrimination

This is nothing new. I gew up in Rose Park, also a "never mormon", and I experienced this discrimination every day. I am 64 years old.

Posted by farfelonus on 11/01/2015 at 8:21 PM

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