I Support Roku

Generic Roku TV

I don’t want to have anything to do with Google and I wish there wasn’t a single Google app on any of my devices, especially my new television.

Here’s a link to an article from gamestop.com with all the information.

“”We have only asked Google for four simple commitments,” Roku said in an April 30 statement (via The Verge). “First, not to manipulate consumer search results. Second, not to require access to data not available to anyone else. Third, not to leverage their YouTube monopoly to force Roku to accept hardware requirements that would increase consumer costs. Fourth, not to act in a discriminatory and anticompetitive manner against Roku.””

Released From Church ‘Callings’, Is Excommunication Next?

Logo, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

My ward conference was two weeks ago. I was barred from attending in-person, but watched it live via the private YouTube stream. When the members were asked for any opposing votes to the offices of Stake President, Bishop, and Priests Quorum President, I raised my hand, even though I was in my home alone.

The at home members were then instructed to notify the stake president if we had an opposing vote. So I immediately wrote a short and sweet email to the stake president, whom I was opposing, notifying him of my opposition to those callings.

Fast forward to Saturday May 1, 2021, and I come home to a voice message from the bishop, whose callings I voted opposed to. Telling me that my own callings had to be “switched out” to someone else the following day, because I wasn’t attending.

Attending what?!!!

I tuned in the fallowing day to my ward’s sacrament stream on YouTube, and sure enough, I was release with a vote of thanks, presumably. (The camera never shows the congregation, despite the fact that I personally programmed it’s ability to do so, it’s the operators decision.) My callings weren’t specifically mentioned, but I consider it a valid release.

Anyway, I am an open book, so here is my official response I offered to the bishopric via an email with the subject line “Thank You For “Releasing Me” LOL”:


“Hi Bro. Carter. I just want you to know that I have received the voice mail you left me. Thank you for “releasing” me from these callings. I now know, without any doubt, that you are in fact releasing people as a personal vendetta and penalty for opposing you, even when we are 100% compliant, as I am. I had suspected, but now I have the proof.

“First of all, I need to point out that I do not oppose my release. After-all, I did ask to be released a few times since November 18. It’s pretty obvious I cannot perform the duties of either of those callings if I am forbidden to enter the premises.

“For my release, I say thank you.

“I do contest your decision to do so without consulting me in person, and for the excuse you used to release me. In the voice mail you claimed that if I wasn’t going to attend, I needed to be switched out.

“Attend what? I have literally been attending every meeting and activity that I have been made aware of and am permitted to attend. I have even been hosting the Aaronic Priesthood zoom meetings, of which I have been the only attendee since you allowed in-person meetings, even though those meeting are supposed to accessible also through Zoom, which they have been, I know because I have been hosting them.

“What else was I supposed to “attend”? Neither you nor the stake presidency have rescinded or retracted your unrighteous requirement to wear a mask inside the Holbrook meeting house, yet. As soon as you or they, or your replacement, or their replacements, do start to allow all members to enter the meetinghouse without a mask, I will be attending in person.

“Our current instruction from the stake presidency, and you personally, is that masks are required in Malad Idaho Stake meetinghouses, and those who attend in-person meetings inside meetinghouses without a mask are disrespecting those who do wear the mark.

“As unrighteous and evil as that directive is, I am compliant with it. Since I will not wear the mark of the beast, I comply with your, and the stake presidents, instruction by “participating from home”.

“You are penalizing me for doing exactly what I have been told to do.

“As you are 100% well aware, your position, and that of the stake “leaders”, on this matter, directly opposes and contradicts the instruction, direction, counsel, and guidelines provided by president Russell M. Nelson, the first presidency, the apostles, and the general authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, issued clear back in May of last year.

“Which are as follows:
“If you are sick, stay home. If you have to leave while sick, wear a mask. To avoid getting sick, avoid people who are coughing and sneezing.

“Anything more than that comes from the devil, anything less of that comes from the devil.

“Repent now before it’s too late. Invite us all to enter the meetinghouse of our Lord and Savior, who invite ALL, members or not, mark or not, to come unto him, whether we wear a mask or not.

“I remind you, yet again, that no other man on Earth has authority to dictate what other people have wear in order to hear the words of Christ, or partake of his holy sacrament.

“Come back unto Christ. Stand once more in the holy places of the spirit of Christ and the true gospel and doctrine of Jesus Christ and his rightful Church.

“Eventually, the meetinghouses will once again be opened to in-person meetings. At this point, the question isn’t will it happen, but whether God has to release you to get it done. If you are up-to-date with your Come, Follow Me lessons, then you will learn this week that you should have never cast any of us out from our meetings, especially the sacrament meeting.

“Please make amends with all of us whom you have wronged, by the requiring of the mark of the beast in order to enter into the Lords house, by publicly apologizing and formally rescinding and retracting the requirement to wear a mask in the Lord’s meetinghouse in Holbrook, and invite all of us, who you’ve cast out, to return, with or without a mask, to partake of the sacrament and of His words, and declare that it is not disrespectful to others to not wear a mask.

“I leave you with one final request, please watch and read Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s speech titled “What Is Truth” from his Church Educational System devotional of Jan. 13, 2013.

“Video: https://youtu.be/WKd04a4xa08
“Transcript: https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/dieter-f-uchtdorf/what-is-truth

“The speech covers many of the false doctrine and snares that you and the other stake leaders have fallen for this past year.

“Remember, you can always repent, change your eternal course back to Jesus Christ and truth.

“You may also find this video from the Church helpful, it’s titled “What is Revelation”: https://youtu.be/pj1TNrciyZc

“Hopefully it will help you recognize false claims of prophecy and the false prophets who make them.

“It is my testimony that David Jensen is not a prophet, and he is not receiving revelation for the Church, as it is recorded that you have wrongfully claimed.

“When the Holbrook meetinghouse is once again open to everyone, as God has always wanted it, I will once again attend in-person meetings, and I’ll see you there.”


I truly hope he repents.

Revelation From God

Just three weeks ago, the man, who was called of God to be the bishop of the ward I attend, stood up before the congregation and declared that another man, holding the position of stake president, was receiving revelation for the church and the ward, and pledged his sustaining support.

This is a serious transgression. My local church leaders are deceived and leading members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints astray.

We believe there are only two forms of revelation, prophetic revelation and personal revelation. Heavenly Father speaks to us through a living prophet, or directly to us individually. In fact, the Doctrine and Covenants, a compilation of modern scripture revealed to us through living prophets, of the Church of Jesus Christ, teaches, particularly in section 28, that only prophets, presidents of the Church, have authority to receive revelation for the church.

All members of the Church can receive personal revelation, but that revelation is personal and private to the individual to whom God has given it. While bishops and stake presidents, as members of the Church, are able to receive personal revelation, the way they manage the affairs of their respective callings, or positions in the Church, are limited to inspiration and faith in accordance with the gospel and doctrine of Jesus Christ.

The timing of the release of this video is, to say the least, impeccable. I would say miraculous.

Is Heaven Running Out Of Pre-Mortal Souls?

Democrats Use Subversive Tactics To Circumvent The Law

Democrats are using subversive tactics as a trojan horse to circumvent the law. New Jersey is using a subpoena for an unrelated, frivolous case, claiming false advertising, to gain information it hopes will help gun control activists.

2021-02-21 Idaho Coronavirus Facts Weekly Update

Idaho Coronavirus Facts

Weekly Update as of February 20, 2021 at 5PM

Population* (2010 Census): 1,567,582
Total Test-Positive Cases: 169,180
Total Deaths of Test-Positive Cases: 1,826

Test-Positive Cases per Population = 0.107 That's just
10.7%

Deaths per Test-Positive Case: 0.01 That's just
1%

Deaths per Population: 0.001 That's just
0.1%

Sources: Idaho Department of Heath And Welfare https://coronavirus.idaho.gov
United States Census Bureau https://www.census.gov
*United States Census Bureau estimates Idaho population in 2020 is closer to 1,787,065
Note: The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates only 6% of nation-wide deaths of test-positive cases can be attributed to Covid-19 as the primary contributing factor of the death.
Idaho Coronavirus Facts
Weekly Update as of February 20, 2021 at 5PM
Population* (2010 Census): 1,567,582
Total Test-Positive Cases: 169,180
Total Deaths of Test-Positive Cases: 1,826
Test-Positive Cases per Population = 0.107 That’s just
10.7%
Deaths per Test-Positive Case: 0.01 That’s just
1%
Deaths per Population: 0.001 That’s just
0.1%
Sources: Idaho Department of Heath And Welfare https://coronavirus.idaho.gov
United States Census Bureau https://www.census.gov
*United States Census Bureau estimates Idaho population in 2020 is closer to 1,787,065
Note: The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates only 6% of nation-wide deaths of test-positive cases can be attributed to Covid-19 as the primary contributing factor of the death.

Idaho Coronavirus Facts

Weekly Update as of February 20, 2021 at 5PM

Population* (2010 Census): 1,567,582
Total Test-Positive Cases: 169,180
Total Deaths of Test-Positive Cases: 1,826

Test-Positive Cases per Population = 0.107 That’s just
10.7%

Deaths per Test-Positive Case: 0.01 That’s just
1%

Deaths per Population: 0.001 That’s just
0.1%

Sources: Idaho Department of Heath And Welfare https://coronavirus.idaho.gov
United States Census Bureau https://www.census.gov
*United States Census Bureau estimates Idaho population in 2020 is closer to 1,787,065
Note: The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates only 6% of nation-wide deaths of test-positive cases can be attributed to Covid-19 as the primary contributing factor of the death.

Parler Is Back!

Yay! I haven’t checked myself yet, but this is good news! I’ve bee missing it.

2021-02-14 Idaho Coronavirus Facts Weekly Update

Idaho Coronavirus Facts

Weekly Update as of February 13, 2021 at 5PM

Population* (2010 Census): 1,567,582
Total Test-Positive Cases: 167,483
Total Deaths of Test-Positive Cases: 1,803

Test-Positive Cases per Population = 0.106 That's just
10.6%

Deaths per Test-Positive Case: 0.01 That's just
1%

Deaths per Population: 0.001 That's just
0.1%

Sources: Idaho Department of Heath And Welfare https://coronavirus.idaho.gov
United States Census Bureau https://www.census.gov
*United States Census Bureau estimates Idaho population in 2020 is closer to 1,787,065
Note: The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates only 6% of nation-wide deaths of test-positive cases can be attributed to Covid-19 as the primary contributing factor of the death.
Idaho Coronavirus Facts
Weekly Update as of February 13, 2021 at 5PM
Population* (2010 Census): 1,567,582
Total Test-Positive Cases: 167,483
Total Deaths of Test-Positive Cases: 1,803
Test-Positive Cases per Population = 0.106 That’s just
10.6%
Deaths per Test-Positive Case: 0.01 That’s just
1%
Deaths per Population: 0.001 That’s just
0.1%
Sources: Idaho Department of Heath And Welfare https://coronavirus.idaho.gov
United States Census Bureau https://www.census.gov
*United States Census Bureau estimates Idaho population in 2020 is closer to 1,787,065
Note: The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates only 6% of nation-wide deaths of test-positive cases can be attributed to Covid-19 as the primary contributing factor of the death.

Idaho Coronavirus Facts

Weekly Update as of February 13, 2021 at 5PM

Population* (2010 Census): 1,567,582
Total Test-Positive Cases: 167,483
Total Deaths of Test-Positive Cases: 1,803

Test-Positive Cases per Population = 0.106 That’s just
10.6%

Deaths per Test-Positive Case: 0.01 That’s just
1%

Deaths per Population: 0.001 That’s just
0.1%

Sources: Idaho Department of Heath And Welfare https://coronavirus.idaho.gov
United States Census Bureau https://www.census.gov
*United States Census Bureau estimates Idaho population in 2020 is closer to 1,787,065
Note: The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates only 6% of nation-wide deaths of test-positive cases can be attributed to Covid-19 as the primary contributing factor of the death.

China To Control U.S. Power Grid!

Yep. Here is the opinion piece from The Washington Examiner.

Biden’s order could let China control US electric grid

by Quin Hillyer, Commentary Writer |  | January 27, 2021 09:48 AM

Less than one week into his presidency, Joe Biden has already put U.S. security at greater risk to Chinese and other threats.

Biden, who long has been accused by critics of being soft on China, issued a lengthy executive order in which, buried amid matters purportedly designed to combat climate change, was an anomalous and potentially dangerous provision. The provision in question addresses nothing reasonably connected to climate change. Instead, it suspends for 90 days a key security measure put in place last May 1 by former President Donald Trump. Biden’s suspension of Trump’s measure makes not the slightest sense.

Trump’s Executive Order 13920 declared a national emergency with respect to the nation’s electric grid and prohibited the acquisition or installation of “any bulk-power electric equipment … designed, developed, manufactured, or supplied, by persons owned by, controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of a foreign adversary.” In sum, Trump forbade the use of grid equipment that is made in China, Russia, or other hostile nations.

Trump’s order was a common-sense response to real, proven threats. Just last year, the Wall Street Journal reported that the United States seized a Chinese-built transformer because officials believe “its electronics had been secretly given malicious capabilities, possibly allowing a distant adversary to monitor or even disable it on command.” Cybersecurity expert Joseph Weiss reported that officials found “electronics that should not have been part of the transformer — hardware backdoors” that could allow the Chinese to “effectively gain control of the transformers without any network forensics being the wiser.”

Weiss also reminds us that China was first caught trying to hack into a U.S. grid in California as far back as 2001, and that “the Russians have been in our U.S. grids since 2014.”

Remote computer access may not be the only problem. In an interview with me Tuesday afternoon, Tommy Waller, director of infrastructure security at the Center for Security Policy and the director of an expert coalition called “Secure the Grid,” said that the concerns extend beyond remote-computer control.

“We’re also worried about sensors and actuators and drives that are installed even if they are not connected to the Internet,” he said. “If that hardware installed inside of them is designed at some point to send the wrong readings, it could sabotage the safety and security of that system.”

It has long been thought (quoting just one illustrative, major paper on the subject) that a major power grid collapse might be the single most deadly event in U.S. history, with “catastrophic” results due to “the lack of the basic elements necessary to sustain life in dense urban and suburban communities.” It thus makes perfect sense for Trump to have issued the directive against involving hostile foreign entities in the grid supply chain.

Contrarily, it boggles the mind to see Biden suspend Trump’s directive. Granted, Biden’s order suspends it for only 90 days while asking the secretary of energy to use the time to consider if a replacement order should be issued. Still, even if the policy is to be reviewed for improvements, why suspend it in the meantime? Why leave the grid vulnerable? Why not keep Trump’s wise Executive Order 13920 in place until and unless the Biden team comes up with something better?

“Why open the floodgates to grid infrastructure produced by countries hostile to America?” asked Waller.

Why, indeed? Biden’s order offers no explanation for suspending Trump’s proscription. This part of Biden’s new executive order is not just foolhardy but reckless. Congress should raise a stink about it, and Biden should revoke it, forthwith.