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Re: “Johnny's Rotten

Johnny would you get a grip on one Wess long aka Wess Woody he is rippin off good people clames to be one of yours

Posted by Gail Wade on 06/23/2017 at 1:22 AM

Re: “Locked on Locke

Great article!

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Posted by Brandon Kelly on 06/22/2017 at 6:18 AM

Re: “Best Summer Concerts

Is Hidden Hollow definitely back on? I don't find anything current on KRCL or by googling around.

Posted by mama2one on 06/16/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Warrior Spirit

Great article. Raises many questions in regards to religion vs. culture. Probably been more or less the fight for centuries in many areas of the world- especially in the South Pacific as of late. Almost all of the islands have been converted to Christianity, and if not, Christianity is more than likely going to take over completely in time. I think it safe to say that if you have any interest in this matter, THOROUGH research is due before coming to any conclusions. However, if Puriri's story is as true as this article states, who knows just how much really goes on in this clash of culture and religion.

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Posted by American_Aborigine on 06/10/2017 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Warrior Spirit

About Mormon chrarity... "The Mormon Church, for example, spends roughly .7% of its annual income on charity. Their study of 271 congregations found an average of 71% of revenues going to operating expensesCompare this to the American Red Cross, which uses 92.1% of revenues for physical assistance and just 7.9% on operating expenses. The authors also note that Wal-Mart, for instance, gives about $1.75 billion in food aid to charities each year, or twenty-eight times all of the money allotted for charity by the United Methodist Church and almost double what the LDS Church has given in the last twenty-five years." http://www.secularhumanism.org/fi/vol_32/4/cragun_32_4.pdf

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Posted by HummingBird Spears on 06/09/2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Warrior Spirit

Boring! As has been mentioned, big surpise! Why this maori guy and his ethnic community aren't asking more questions about why the LDS church does nothing to preserve the cultures it is colonizing is the real imperative. Trading ancient wisdom for American COnsumerism built on a spiritual farce is the core of the matter. However, as long as this guy and others like him continue to live out the man-made god fable of life, there's not much you can do. What I'm saying is there is not a lot of middle ground here folks, accept the church, bye bye culture!!

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Posted by Nico Parco on 06/09/2017 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Warrior Spirit

i want to say a very big thanks and appreciation to Dr. Keke Odin the chief priest of all spell casters worldwide for bringing back my husband who left i and the kids for almost three months within the space of two days after following all instruction given to me. i am very much grateful for restoring peace in my marital home, and i pray God almighty give you the strength and wisdom to continue helping more people having similar relationship and marital problem like mine. for help you can contact him now through his email and mobile number below

Email: greatkekespelltemple@gmail.com

Mobile Number: +1 386-336-9876

website: http://greatkekespelltemple01.webs.com

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Posted by Donna Cooper on 06/09/2017 at 7:40 AM

Re: “Warrior Spirit

I live in Temple View. I have half heartedly read this article. I understand that Church College was built for the reason to assist and educate the indigenous people. It did that. Our educational system now supports Maori and my children are doing well in it. I love the David O McKay building, it was where I learnt, worshiped, grew. It was my tabernacle. "Bricks and Mortar people" that's what a labour missionary told me. We don't pay tithing and serve with strings attached.
I now love the new stake centre. It is truly beautiful and will bless the lives of my children and childrens children. I am so grateful that tithes and offers have been spent on beautifying our corner of the world. Come and see. I do not pretend to know much, especially about the Church's business arm, we are all human, but I feel so very blessed. Our suburb is outstanding. Our new Pacific Church History centre is one of a kind. It honors our heritage and no one can take that away from me by tearing down a old building. My Uncle Dave (labour missionary) was a bricklayer for around 50 years. He new the life expectancy of concrete. My spiritual strength is stronger.

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Posted by Jodi Belbin on 06/09/2017 at 4:12 AM

Re: “Warrior Spirit

Sorry, Moana, but I never said the LDS church is fully focused on real estate. What I _did_ say is that it is gobbling up real estate in several places, and I stand by that.

And seriously, the LDS church provides service without media involvement? That's laughable.

For fun, look up the Mormon Helping Hands program. Note two things: 1). It has among its stated purposes the following:

"Build Relationships with Opinion Leaders

"Church Public Affairs exists to build strategic relationships with opinion leaders who affect the reputation of the Church of Jesus Christ. Service is a powerful tool for influencing the beliefs and opinions of prominent individuals. Mormon Helping Hands is especially effective in developing beneficial relationships between Church leaders and government officials or other opinion leaders.

"Enhance the Reputation of the Church

"Mormon Helping Hands helps bring the Church out of obscurity and can greatly improve its reputation. Local media interest in these projects helps spread the knowledge of the Church to many who would not otherwise hear of it."

Note please the intent to draw media interest.

And 2). Ask your stake leaders who is responsible for the Mormon Helping Hands program in your stake. Because the handbook calls for it to be homed with the stake PUBLIC AFFAIRS representative. We do not wonder why.

The LDS church collects billions each year, and it refuses to provide even its own members any visibility into how much comes in, how it is spent, or how much its top leaders are paying themselves in "living allowances."

That is shameful.

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Posted by Tanya Zimmerman on 06/08/2017 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Warrior Spirit

Tanya, members of the LDS church "donate" their time, talents, and efforts towards helping in the nearby communities and within the church itself, not only locally but internationally without media involvement. Your statement of the church becoming "more and more focused on real estate...gobbling up property in Nebraska and Florida in breathtaking amounts," is inaccurate in assuming that the LDS church is fully focused on real estate. If that were true, then the name of the LDS church would instead be, "The Real Estate Church," or some other title affiliated with real estate itself. It's not. It is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Unfortunately, misguided and misquoted information can lead one to make uninformed and misguided conclusions.

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Posted by MOANA on 06/08/2017 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Warrior Spirit

Is anyone really surprised by any of this?

The LDS church has become more and more focused on real estate. It has gobbled up property in Nebraska and Florida in breathtaking amounts. All the while it continues to collect 10% tithing from the poorest of the poor for what?

The LDS church is corporation masquerading as a church.

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Posted by Tanya Zimmerman on 06/08/2017 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Loretta's Justice

/How I Got My Ex Husband Back...........

I am Shannon by name. Greetings to every one that is reading this testimony. I have been rejected by my husband after three(3) years of marriage just because another woman had a spell on him and he left me and the kid to suffer. one day when i was reading through the web, i saw a post on how this spell caster on this address Makospelltemple@yahoo.com , have help a woman to get back her husband and i gave him a reply to his address and he told me that a woman had a spell on my husband and he told me that he will help me and after 2 days that i will have my husband back. i believed him and today i am glad to let you all know that this spell caster have the power to bring lovers back. because i am now happy with my husband. Thanks for Dr.Mako. His email: Makospelltemple@yahoo.com OR. his phone number: +2348108737816.OR http://makospelltemplewebsite.webs.com/

Posted by I am Shannon on 06/01/2017 at 5:55 AM

Re: “Inside the Firestorm

How I Got My Ex Husband Back...........

I am Shannon by name. Greetings to every one that is reading this testimony. I have been rejected by my husband after three(3) years of marriage just because another woman had a spell on him and he left me and the kid to suffer. one day when i was reading through the web, i saw a post on how this spell caster on this address Makospelltemple@yahoo.com , have help a woman to get back her husband and i gave him a reply to his address and he told me that a woman had a spell on my husband and he told me that he will help me and after 2 days that i will have my husband back. i believed him and today i am glad to let you all know that this spell caster have the power to bring lovers back. because i am now happy with my husband. Thanks for Dr.Mako. His email: Makospelltemple@yahoo.com OR. his phone number: +2348108737816.OR http://makospelltemplewebsite.webs.com/

Posted by I am Shannon on 06/01/2017 at 5:53 AM

Re: “What You Don't Know About Your Doctor Could Hurt You

This Doctor almost killed me, he removed 61/2" of my Colin and left me bleeding internally. They ended up calling a internal response on me and giving me a blood transfusion after blood was gushing from my belly button incision. I have never been so sick with any surgery I've had. I looked like I had an egg plant color gurttle on from under my breast all the way down to my thighs!!! This Dr is a pompous ass and also treated the nurses very disrespectful and downplayed how critical my situation was due to his negligence. I am still dealing with issues due to this Dr!!

Posted by whardy on 05/19/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Attack of the Killer Reboots!

While I admit I forgot entirely about "Misery" (easy to do when so many King adaptations are so wretched), I contend "The Shawshank Redemption" is a god-awful POS.

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Posted by David Riedel on 05/17/2017 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Attack of the Killer Reboots!

Well, at least it is nice when film critics reveal that they have no idea what they are talking about early enough that you can stop reading. Specifically, in the preview to IT, Mr. Riedel says "and I'm still waiting for a Stephen King adaptation to be good."
As a film critic, I would have thought that you have actually watched a large number of movies so you would know how wrong you are, or at least hope that you wouldn't make such a ridiculous comment if you hadn't watched many King adaptations. I could bring up a number of movies to prove the point, such as Misery, 1408, Stand By Me, The Dead Zone, or The Green Mile. But, really, how wrong you are is pretty easily summed up in three words:
The Shawshank Redemption.

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Posted by Christopher Rose on 05/17/2017 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Flipped

Let's remember that Quang Dang worked in the last redistricting effort and was a complete disaster. Why don't we check for resumes before allowing incompetent people talk?

Posted by B Da on 05/11/2017 at 4:58 PM

Re: “The Block

Gabe! I am so proud of you and all your hard work and accomplishments. You have an amazing ability to bring a smile to the face of anyone who meets you and to walk through fire stronger than you were before. Never forget how much you have survived and changed and how much strength and beauty you posses!

-an old VOA peep

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Posted by Sassafras Sarah on 05/06/2017 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Crazy Pills

Hello everyone , I want to quickly drop my life stories on how a specialize-healer called Dr Orima who cure me from HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS. A great man who have the root and herbs to all kind of deadly disease.i was infected with HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS disease by a woman called MARIAN. I never stop blaming my self for falling in love with him .i never think HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS can be cure with the medication Dr Orima send to me until I was cure ,I saw his email on you-tube by a patient he have cure from herpes called MRS RAY which drop the email and phone contact of him that make me get cure by contacting him.i really thank MRS RAY for sharing her testimony on how she was cure. When I contact him.he prepare the herbal medication for my HERPES CURE and also send it to me in UK via DHL, that get me cure within two weeks I use it. he also cure all type of disease you can still contact him via drorimaspelltemple@gmail.com or for easy communication you can WhatSAPP him via his mobile number +2348138140874

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Posted by Moore Peter on 05/03/2017 at 6:03 AM

Re: “Crazy Pills

i want to inform the public how i was cured from (HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS) by Dr Mahel,i visited different hospital but they gave me list of drugs like Famvir, Zovirax, and Valtrex which is very expensive to treat the symptoms and never cured me. I was browsing through the Internet searching for remedy on herpes and i saw comment of people talking about how Dr Mahel cured them. when i contacted him he gave me hope and send a Herbal medicine to me that i took and it seriously worked for me, am a free person now without problem, my herpes result came out negative. am cured you can also get your self cured my friends if you really need Dr Mahel help, you can reach him now on dr.mahellovespell@gmail.com or call him 08126550531..,.

Posted by Anita R Wayne on 05/03/2017 at 5:49 AM

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