Notes from all over.

July 11, 2008 | 8 comments
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Your week in links.

As always, if time permits I’ll go back and put the links in.

BYU Newsnet confuses BCC with the Ensign’s Random Sampler.
10th Jul 2008 @ 9 PM

Church initiates disciplinary council against creator of missionary hunk calendar
10th Jul 2008 @ 4 PM

Besieged Nigerian Immigration Minister approved application from LDS “church missionaries who wanted to come to Kenya to preach and support some development activities in the country. I have a soft spot for people who preach.”
10th Jul 2008 @ 4 PM

Nigerian Immigration Minister fights corruption allegations over “irregularly” issuing work permits to Mormons
10th Jul 2008 @ 12 PM

Holy cow, the moon might have water
10th Jul 2008 @ 10 AM

Gay Mormons hopeful about meeting with Church leadership
9th Jul 2008 @ 7 PM

FLDS: We’re Mormon Too
9th Jul 2008 @ 7 PM

Segullah bloggersnacker this evening in Murray, UT!
9th Jul 2008 @ 2 PM (Kathryn)

My baby’s book review.
9th Jul 2008 @ 11 AM

Utah is not like any other state
9th Jul 2008 @ 11 AM But is it uniquer than Alaska and D.C.?

Economic growth through spending human capital
9th Jul 2008 @ 11 AM

LDS Bishop may be fined in Hawaii for stealing rocks
9th Jul 2008 @ 11 AM

Utah is thin
9th Jul 2008 @ 1 AM Relatively speaking, at least

Too many short-term Protestant missionaries (aka “vacationaries”).
8th Jul 2008 @ 12 PM

Great Cthulhu pledges to appoint only strict constructionists to the Supreme Court
8th Jul 2008 @ 11 AM

157 college-age people drank themselves to death between 1999 and 2005, many in drinking games.
8th Jul 2008 @ 4 AM _blank

The brothers Udall.
8th Jul 2008 @ 12 AM

Who needs Hancock? Real-life hero saves the day.
7th Jul 2008 @ 11 PM

Baptism of a witch. (Is this even possible? Don’t witches float on water, just like a duck?)
7th Jul 2008 @ 10 PM _blank

More debate about whether Roe v. Wade reduced crime
7th Jul 2008 @ 5 PM

Honor among theives.
7th Jul 2008 @ 2 PM _blank

Evil Martha puts up folding chairs
7th Jul 2008 @ 1 PM

Law prof bloviates insightfully on WALL*E, the theory of the firm, transaction costs, and rent-seeking.
7th Jul 2008 @ 12 PM

Corporate psychic makes big bucks. Just the latest sign that The End is near.
7th Jul 2008 @ 12 PM

Media story on LDS reactions to the June 29 FP letter to California Mormons.
7th Jul 2008 @ 11 AM

For better or worse a bad ruling
7th Jul 2008 @ 10 AM

An LDS law professor’s bumpy road to confirmation…
6th Jul 2008 @ 1 AM

It’s all in the name…
6th Jul 2008 @ 12 AM

NYT: ‘American Sign Language’ missionaries in the Bronx
6th Jul 2008 @ 12 AM

Small inputs can lead to large outcomes.
5th Jul 2008 @ 5 PM

Magic happens–Kyle Morrell, Ty Detmer, Johnny Harline, Austin Collie
5th Jul 2008 @ 3 PM

“a blessing in the middle of a 70-year drought”
4th Jul 2008 @ 2 PM

The Naked Capitalist. Sheer Insanity.

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8 Responses to Notes from all over.

  1. mmiles on July 11, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    I really enjoyed Julie’s son’s very well written book review.

    Some Utahns are too thin. My friend in nursing school says Utah has an extraordinarily high low birth weight problem. Many women there pruposefully don’t eat enough during pregnancy, leading to premature births and low birth weights. How’s that for the vainest city in the country?

    Confusing BCC with Random Sampler–very well put.

    And that sums up my random comments.

  2. Researcher on July 11, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Thanks for the link to Mormonides (Evil Martha). I haven’t had a good Yiddish fix in years; I’ll have to pull out my Sholem Aleichem (and keep reading Mormonides, of course).

    Thanks also for the link to strangemaps. I’d never seen that site.

    One week; two new blogs! You’re helping to keep me sane over the summer break!

    The Newsnet article was good for some giggles, and I agree with mmiles about Julie’s phrasing of the language in the link. Congratulations also to Simon!

  3. Adam Greenwood on July 11, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Come on, people, the moon might have water. Link of the week.

  4. Researcher on July 11, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    I’ll admit that when I heard the moon water story on the radio, my first thought was that one of my daughters would be very interested in the story and my second thought was that we would probably be seeing it on T&S pretty quickly. Thanks for not disappointing!

  5. Eric James Stone on July 11, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Perhaps my emails on this got caught by a spam filter. The headlines about the Nigerian immigration minister are incorrect. He’s Kenyan.

  6. Roland on July 11, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    See http://www.foxnews.com – homepage.
    At this moment they have a lead article about a LDS member from Nevada to be excommunicated for printing a topless pinup Missionaries.

  7. mmiles on July 11, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    There is possible action against the guy–the church doesn’t say that is why he is being excommunicated–that is the spin on it. We don’t really know why.

  8. Researcher on July 11, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    But it’s great publicity for his publication!

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