I was born in Manhattan, raised in New Jersey and lived everywhere else. Technically, I'm a New Yorker, though I consider myself from New Jersey.
I'm an anarchist and a latter-day saint (Mormon), temple-married man with children. I converted from Catholicism.
I believe in the GEMTAM (the Gospel-based, Egalitarian, Multihusband-Multiwife, Tribal Anarchy Model) and expect one day to establish my own tribe. When I've done so and am ready to expand my tribe horizontally, I will put up pictures of myself.
cupholder: Been experimenting with the sisterwives.net web site out of curiosity. Wouldn't let me peruse it unless I got my own profile, so I created one. (It was free of charge.) It is here:
As I been browsing that site, it dawned on me that it would be really easy to use it for GEMTAM hook-ups. They have an advanced search function that allows you to put in a keyword. If you put the word GEMTAM somewhere in your profile, then anyone who is interested in finding other GEMTAM tribes or people interested in the GEMTAM can just search using GEMTAM as the keyword and everyone on the site with interest in that model comes up.
cupholder: Join the Movement to Repeal the Federal Income Tax in 30 days
I just signed a new government (We the People) petition going around.
Everyone who signs it pledges to stop paying income tax when a majority of Americans (157,548,501) sign it.
Here is the text and link to the petition:
Disband the IRS, stop enforcing all federal income tax laws and actively work to repeal the 16th Amendment
We petition you to disband the Internal Revenue Service (the IRS), stop enforcing all federal income tax laws and to actively work to repeal the 16th Amendment (the Income Tax amendment.)
This will be the greatest economic stimulus plan in the history of the United States, while still leaving many areas in which the federal government could collect revenue for its proper functions, such as defense.
To sign this petition, visit:
Petition Created On: Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Petition Ends On: Thursday, 21 February 2013.
I encourage you to sign the petition and take this same pledge.
Please spread the word by re-blogging and using social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), email, 2-cent snail mail, telephone and word of mouth!
cupholder: I just found out Ray Bradbury passed away on 5 June. I'm kind of bummed about it. I had the opportunity to meet him a few years back at a local library, but I had to go in to work that day. I found out about his appearance at the very last minute and considered ditching work and attending, since I thought, "This will be the last opportunity to meet the man before he dies." And sure enough, it was.
Besides his writings, I enjoyed how Bradbury was, his steadfast resistance to changing technologies and his autodidactic ways. Given my own futurist predictions, it seems to me that he lived his life in a way that was consistent with both the past and the future, choosing to skip over the temporary present stage we are currently in. As a result, although I never got to meet him, I like him anyway. He seems like a kindred soul.
To learn more about Ray Bradbury, go to www.raybradbury.com
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cupholder: That's kind of a hard question to answer. The computer gets a lot of use in my family, but when I get online, I don't always log in to Wireclub. I'll tell you what, for the next week, I'll make it a point to log in when I'm online and keep an online status, plus open up the LDS Anarchy chat room, and maybe we'll finally catch each other here. Whaddya say? Is it a deal?
cupholder: "Why do you call me a Christian when you believe in a Restoration?", asked an evangelical Christian pastor of a latter-day saint. I think it is a very valid question.
cupholder: I really like the sense lines. None of the revelations were received with punctuation or paragraphing, so it makes sense just to keep them as they were dictated, without punctation and kept as a whole thought. All of the revelations in the book of Doctrine and Covenants and in the Pearl of Great Price can be reformatted using the sense lines technique. I wonder if we'd find chiasmus in them if we did that, such as are found in the Book of Mormon? This now makes me want to re-write, or re-format the entire Standard Works in this manner and see if anything pops out of the text that I didn't notice before...
chooseausername1: it has a freshness and readability to it, the sense lines. It is remarkable how the original text, save for spell errors, is just the same as we have today. Not really, I guess, but it is good for us.
cupholder: I feel like such a dunce. I looked at the Book of Mormon yersterday to determine what potential paragraph markers the text might indicate and I couldn't see any. Each chapter is a cohesive whole and flows from one concept to the next. Royal Skousen is correct that the Book of Mormon should be read with the chapters divided as they were on the plates, even as the first edition had them (1830), but with sense line divisions. Skousen went wrong in inserting his own paragraph divisions into the text and in adding some addiitional punctuation. The Book of Mormon should be read without punctuation, using only sense lines. I'll write a blog post to illustrate what I'm talking about by showing the title page and the first chapter, along with some introductory material in case people unfamiliar with the book happen to read what I write.
ZionsDaughter: Missing our conversations! Thanks for replying to my email. Interesting story to share. Hope you and the family had a lovely Christmas. Talk soon. XX
cupholder: Okay, so to all the Christmas celebrators, have fun and make merry, drink lots of nog and dance and sing and do whatever it is you do. Until next week... (If anyone needs to get a hold of me for some reason, just send me a personal message. I check my email daily.)
cupholder: Note to self: Interplanetary “Day After Tomorrow?”
Part 2 contains the plasma arcs connecting Jupiter to its moon.
cupholder: I cannot collect my thoughts to get this post finished. Maybe I'll just leave it on the back-burner until next year and go play with my kids...
cupholder: I have some new thoughts in my head today. Perhaps I will incorporate them into an old draft post that I never published...
cupholder: Well, I decided not to incorporate them into the old post and just posted the new info as its own, separate post. You can read it here:
It's called: “…and the labor which they had to perform was to look…”
I_L0V3_Y0u: I you! You f*cking rock. I was reading your entry on circumcision. I chose not to have my son circumcised, because I feel it is wrong. It was not his choice, if I have it done. Just because I am his mother does not give me the RIGHT to cut off his flesh which will never regenerate, as we are not reptiles. My son's father resents his mother for having him circumcised.
cupholder: Oh, thanks for the compliment, Afrodyte! I can say the same about you for leaving your son intact. He probably doesn't know yet just how lucky he is and how intelligent a mother he's got. If, when he get older, he realizes what could have happened to him, I'm sure both he AND his wife will bless your name forever.
cupholder: Here's a good link to the Lord's day being Sunday, not Saturday, and that the early Christians kept the Lord's day holy, not Saturday: