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US election 2012: Mitt Romney's life as a poor Mormon missionary in France questioned
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Dec. 15, 2011 | Henry Samuel and Paris and Jon Swaine

Posted on 12/16/2011 8:49:23 AM PST by Colofornian

It was a rare reflection by Mitt Romney on his life as a young Mormon, offered as proof to struggling Americans that despite being born into privilege and amassing a $250 million fortune, he too had known hard times.

A day after being labelled “out of touch” for casually offering a $10,000 bet to a rival candidate, Mr Romney told supporters he had experienced austerity as a missionary in France, using a bucket for a lavatory and a hose for a shower. “You’re not living high on the hog at that kind of level,” he said.

But the Republican presidential hopeful spent a significant portion of his 30-month mission in a Paris mansion described by fellow American missionaries to The Daily Telegraph as “palace”. It featured stained glass windows, chandeliers, and an extensive art collection. It was staffed by two servants – a Spanish chef and a houseboy.

Although he spent time in other French cities, for most of 1968, Mr Romney lived in the Mission Home, a 19th century neoclassical building in the French capital’s chic 16th arrondissement. “It was a house built by and for rich people,” said Richard Anderson, the son of the mission president at the time of Mr Romney’s stay. “I would describe it as a palace”.

Tearful as he described the house, Mr Anderson, 70, of Kaysville, Utah, said Romney aides had asked him not to speak publicly about their time together there.

The building...was bought by the Mormons in 1952, having been seized by the Nazis during the Second World War. The Church sold it again...it was until recently the embassy of the United Arab Emirates. It is currently worth as much as $12 million (£7.7 million).

Mr Romney moved into the building...after being promoted to assistant to the president, Duane Anderson...

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Current Events; History; Other non-Christian; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: france; inman; missionary; missionarymyth; mythromney; nazihouse; noaccountability; poor; romney
From the article: the Republican presidential hopeful spent a significant portion of his 30-month mission in a Paris mansion described by fellow American missionaries to The Daily Telegraph as “palace”. It featured stained glass windows, chandeliers, and an extensive art collection. It was staffed by two servants – a Spanish chef and a houseboy. Although he spent time in other French cities, for most of 1968, Mr Romney lived in the Mission Home, a 19th century neoclassical building in the French capital’s chic 16th arrondissement. “It was a house built by and for rich people,” said Richard Anderson, the son of the mission president at the time of Mr Romney’s stay. “I would describe it as a palace”.

(Yeah, Mitt, to use a famous Saturday Night Live line: "Yeah. That's the ticket.")

From the article: Tearful as he described the house, Mr Anderson, 70, of Kaysville, Utah, said Romney aides had asked him not to speak publicly about their time together there.

Why, of course, Romney aides would want to censor info about the house. (That's just the way history is treated in the Mormon church -- tuck it away; so why not the same in his political campaign?)

1 posted on 12/16/2011 8:49:34 AM PST by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian

Poor little rich boy - kind of makes me think of (whew) Al Gore.


2 posted on 12/16/2011 8:52:34 AM PST by Jukeman
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To: Colofornian

“Tearful as he described the house, Mr Anderson, 70, of Kaysville, Utah, said Romney aides had asked him not to speak publicly about their time together there.”

That’s a strange way to put it.


3 posted on 12/16/2011 8:53:23 AM PST by refreshed
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To: Colofornian

This conjures up images of a scene from the movie ‘The Jerk’, where Steve Martin was working at a gas station and notices the defective oil cans leaking. Not to mention the line “I was born a po’ black child”.


4 posted on 12/16/2011 8:55:28 AM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: Colofornian
Ahh yes . Time to wipe the mold off of those moldy eat the rich signs. Hey Obama butt boys , hold on tight . This is not 2008.
5 posted on 12/16/2011 8:57:09 AM PST by fantom (,)
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To: Colofornian
"The building...was bought by the Mormons in 1952, having been seized by the Nazis during the Second World War. The (MORMONS) sold it again...it was until recently the embassy of the United Arab Emirates."


6 posted on 12/16/2011 9:04:21 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Colofornian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BXzQjC6nws

Funny flick of Flipper fracturing French.


7 posted on 12/16/2011 9:05:57 AM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: refreshed

There are a lot of things we’re going to find out about Romney, that Romney doesn’t want us to know.


8 posted on 12/16/2011 9:06:46 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Colofornian

Mitt was confused. He used the hose for a lavatory and the bucket for a shower. Won’t be that way on his planet, though.


9 posted on 12/16/2011 9:21:26 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Colofornian
You know, I can't stand Mitt, but this sort of stuff is really aggravating.

The press can launch an investigation into Romney's living arrangements over forty years ago because of single sentence he made.

And there are still mountains of information we don't know about about decades of the Obama's life. Basic fundamental information about where he lived, who paid his bills, etc.

10 posted on 12/16/2011 9:21:41 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Colofornian

The moslems get a bunch of women when they die, and the mormons get a planet full of women when they die. The difference? The mormons like real estate.


11 posted on 12/16/2011 9:25:55 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Colofornian

Over the past couple of years I have become friends with numerous Mormons. They are all really nice people. I have one friend that just left on a mission. He will be gone two years. Without a doubt their dedication is something to be admired. They are strong people.

The Mormons have some different ways of looking at things. Some of them are kind of funny and they will chuckle at them themselves. Their view of Christ, for example, is not exactly like those of other faiths. You can research that and figure out things for yourself. I have said here on FR before that I think that many Christians of other faiths will not be too comfortable with some of the things the Mormons believe. Some people will be uncomfortable with Romney because of his faith because it really splits away from what most Americans believe in. In a way the creators of South Park have pointed out some aspects of Mormonism that may make Americans uncomfortable with Romney. In their Broadway Musical “The Book of Mormon” they parody some of these things. Check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA1IMSRN2Xk

I wonder how much of this is really a big deal. Nixon, for example, was a Quaker. They have some pretty odd beliefs. Or what about JFK? Catholics have some things that followers of other religions think are odd. Or Obama, you know what the issue is with him and it is scary.

I doubt that Romney had some real cushy deal when he was on his mission. The Mormons are pretty strict about how their missionaries are handled. I’d have to hear from Romney’s mission partner that Romney had some kind of special treatment before I’d think this story is a big deal.

My biggest concern when it comes to Romney and his Mormonism is could he do the dirty work presidents have to do. Could Romney order a kill shot? That is a question I’d like for him to be asked.


12 posted on 12/16/2011 9:39:16 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Colofornian

Over the past couple of years I have become friends with numerous Mormons. They are all really nice people. I have one friend that just left on a mission. He will be gone two years. Without a doubt their dedication is something to be admired. They are strong people.

The Mormons have some different ways of looking at things. Some of them are kind of funny and they will chuckle at them themselves. Their view of Christ, for example, is not exactly like those of other faiths. You can research that and figure out things for yourself. I have said here on FR before that I think that many Christians of other faiths will not be too comfortable with some of the things the Mormons believe. Some people will be uncomfortable with Romney because of his faith because it really splits away from what most Americans believe in. In a way the creators of South Park have pointed out some aspects of Mormonism that may make Americans uncomfortable with Romney. In their Broadway Musical “The Book of Mormon” they parody some of these things. Check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA1IMSRN2Xk

I wonder how much of this is really a big deal. Nixon, for example, was a Quaker. They have some pretty odd beliefs. Or what about JFK? Catholics have some things that followers of other religions think are odd. Or Obama, you know what the issue is with him and it is scary.

I doubt that Romney had some real cushy deal when he was on his mission. The Mormons are pretty strict about how their missionaries are handled. I’d have to hear from Romney’s mission partner that Romney had some kind of special treatment before I’d think this story is a big deal.

My biggest concern when it comes to Romney and his Mormonism is could he do the dirty work presidents have to do. Could Romney order a kill shot? That is a question I’d like for him to be asked.


13 posted on 12/16/2011 9:39:38 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Colofornian
It was staffed by two servants

To some of privilege, just two servants is roughing it.

15 posted on 12/16/2011 10:09:19 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: dead

True.Just as we knew all the school records of Bush 43, and even Gore and Kerry, but not that of the “smartest man in the world”


16 posted on 12/16/2011 10:15:56 AM PST by RobbyS
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To: Colofornian
Several said that the future Governor of Massachusetts was a gifted doorstep salesman.

'Nuff said.

17 posted on 12/16/2011 10:24:21 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: isthisnickcool
One has to be pretty indifferent to specific doctrines not to notice that mormonism is radically different from traditional Christianity. Like Mohammed, Smith said that after Jesus had gone to heaven, the Christians went off the rails, and that God had now revealed to Smith(Mohammed) the Truth. The Truth being doctrines very different from Trinitarian Christianity. The most anti-Catholic Baptist is a lot closer to Catholicism than Mormonism is to either.
18 posted on 12/16/2011 10:25:19 AM PST by RobbyS
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To: Colofornian

The media is digging up EVERYTHING on Mitt and Newt. Why can’t we know who paid for Obama’s college? Or what his grades were? Why won’t the L.A. Times release their tape of Obama at the event honoring Muslim radical Rashid Khalidi?


19 posted on 12/16/2011 10:42:14 AM PST by montag813
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To: Colofornian
Google street view of 3 Rue de Lota, Paris

This is the Paris mansion where Mitt lived (and where later the United Arab Emirates had its French Embassy).

20 posted on 12/16/2011 11:27:40 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Gingrich quoting George Washington: 'Victory or Death')
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To: isthisnickcool; montag813; Elsie
The media is digging up EVERYTHING on Mitt and Newt. [montag813] [keep reading below for what I'm waiting for media to do with Romney at the steering wheel when a woman died]

I doubt that Romney had some real cushy deal when he was on his mission. The Mormons are pretty strict about how their missionaries are handled. [isthisnickcool]

#1...Romney was quickly moved up to "assistant" to the Missionary Prez (as the article states). That doesn't readily happen for first-year missionaries.

#2...Don't confuse 21st century strictness re: how Mormon church handles their missionaries with some laxity that occurred at times during the 20th century. (IOW, Mormon officials have too often had to learn the "hard way")

The hundreds of missionary rules Lds mishies now have to follow have been posted on FR numerous times. So now the Lds church goes legalistically way overboard ("never be alone" for example is one Lds rule) -- treating adults like kids.

But what's the alternative? Well, most Lds mishies aren't allowed to drive vehicles. Mitt was. The article mentions the Lds missionary president was a guy named Anderson. The missionary president's wife was killed in the car driven by Romney. (Romney apparently wasn't at fault).

Even then...I'm still waiting for the Media to do a piece comparing the two candidates that ran against each other in 1994 for Massachusetts Senate:
* In the Dems' corner, we had Teddy Kennedy. Chappaquidick. A woman dies in an auto accident.
* In the Repubs' corner, we had Willard Romney. Paris. A woman dies in an auto accident.

Kind of eerie.

21 posted on 12/16/2011 11:29:59 AM PST by Colofornian (Mormon polygamy: It ain't just for time anymore...Lds tie the plural knot sequentially THESE days)
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To: Colofornian
Think that 's weird...check this out:
Mr Romney’s time in Paris was marked by tragedy when he, the president and the president’s wife were involved in a car crash as he drove them back from Bordeaux in June 1968. Mrs Anderson was killed and Mr Romney, who had not been at fault, was admitted to hospital after initially being presumed dead.

When the president returned to the US for surgery, J. Fielding Nelson, the president of the Geneva mission, was sent to Paris to take over. But Mr Romney had things so under control that he soon returned to Switzerland. “It was astonishing,” Mr Nelson said. “This 20-year-old kid was running it”.


22 posted on 12/16/2011 11:53:32 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Gingrich quoting George Washington: 'Victory or Death')
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To: montag813

I find it very puzzling that there is not a well funded conservative group that could dig out lots of covered up nobama info, it can’t be hidden THAT WELL. Why try to depend on MSM?


23 posted on 12/16/2011 12:33:30 PM PST by X-spurt
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To: X-spurt
I find it very puzzling that there is not a well funded conservative group that could dig out lots of covered up nobama info, it can’t be hidden THAT WELL. Why try to depend on MSM?

Perhaps we can hire some "Occupiers" to invade the L.A. Times and get the Khalidi tape, and Occidental College and get Obama's transcript. Or not...would be fun to see Newt or whoever pounding him over it.

24 posted on 12/16/2011 1:38:21 PM PST by montag813
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To: dead
... we don't know about about decades of the Obama's life.

It's too late: we've already got him.

It's NOT too late for Mitt!

25 posted on 12/16/2011 7:38:46 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: isthisnickcool
Without a doubt their dedication is something to be admired. They are strong people.

Romans 10:2

For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.

26 posted on 12/16/2011 7:43:35 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: isthisnickcool
The Mormons have some different ways of looking at things.

I guess one COULD put it that way.



Questions put to Joseph Smith: "'Do you believe the Bible?' [Smith:]'If we do, we are the only people under heaven that does, for there are none of the religious sects of the day that do'. When asked 'Will everybody be damned, but Mormons'? [Smith replied] 'Yes, and a great portion of them, unless they repent, and work righteousness." (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 119).
Joseph Smith: "for the teachers of religion of the different sects understood the same passages of scripture so differently as to destroy all confidence in settling the question by an appeal to the Bible" (from Pearl of Great Price 1:12). "What is it that inspires professors of Christianity generally with a hope of salvation? It is that smooth, sophisticated influence of the devil, by which he deceives the whole world" (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.270).
 
 
 
Brigham Young stated this repeatedly: "When the light came to me I saw that all the so-called Christian world was grovelling in darkness" (Journal of Discourses 5:73); "The Christian world, so-called, are heathens as to the knowledge of the salvation of God" (Journal of Discourses 8:171); "With a regard to true theology, a more ignorant people never lived than the present so-called Christian world" (Journal of Discourses 8:199); "And who is there that acknowledges [God's] hand? ...You may wander east, west, north, and south, and you cannot find it in any church or government on the earth, except the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" (Journal of Discourses , vol. 6, p.24); "Should you ask why we differ from other Christians, as they are called, it is simply because they are not Christians as the New Testament defines Christianity" (Journal of Discourses 10:230).
 
 
 
Orson Pratt proclaimed: "Both Catholics and Protestants are nothing less than the 'whore of Babylon' whom the Lord denounces by the mouth of John the Revelator as having corrupted all the earth by their fornications and wickedness. Any person who shall be so corrupt as to receive a holy ordinance of the Gospel from the ministers of any of these apostate churches will be sent down to hell with them, unless they repent" (The Seer, p. 255).
 
 
 
Orson Pratt also said: "This great apostasy commenced about the close of the first century of the Christian era, and it has been waxing worse and worse from then until now" (Journal of Discourses
, vol.18, p.44) and: "But as there has been no Christian Church on the earth for a great many centuries past, until the present century, the people have lost sight of the pattern that God has given according to which the Christian Church should be established, and they have denominated a great variety of people Christian Churches, because they profess to be ...But there has been a long apostasy, during which the nations have been cursed with apostate churches in great abundance" (Journal of Discourses , 18:172).
 
 
President John Taylor stated: "Christianity...is a perfect pack of nonsense...the devil could not invent a better engine to spread his work than the Christianity of the nineteenth century." (Journal of Discourses , vol. 6, p.167); "Where shall we look for the true order or authority of God? It cannot be found in any nation of Christendom." (Journal of Discourses , 10:127).
 
 
 
James Talmage said: "A self-suggesting interpretation of history indicates that there has been a great departure from the way of salvation as laid down by the Savior, a universal apostasy from the Church of Christ". (A Study of the Articles of Faith, p.182).
 
 
 
President Joseph Fielding Smith said: "Doctrines were corrupted, authority lost, and a false order of religion took the place of the gospel of Jesus Christ, just as it had been the case in former dispensations, and the people were left in spiritual darkness." (Doctrines of Salvation, p.266). "For hundreds of years the world was wrapped in a veil of spiritual darkness, until there was not one fundamental truth belonging to the place of salvation ...Joseph Smith declared that in the year 1820 the Lord revealed to him that all the 'Christian' churches were in error, teaching for commandments the doctrines of men" (Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 3, p.282).
 
 
 
More recent statements by apostle Bruce McConkie are also very clear: "Apostasy was universal...And this darkness still prevails except among those who have come to a knowledge of the restored gospel" (Doctrines of Salvation, vol 3, p.265); "Thus the signs of the times include the prevailing apostate darkness in the sects of Christendom and in the religious world in general" (The Millennial Messiah, p.403); "a perverted Christianity holds sway among the so-called Christians of apostate Christendom" (Mormon Doctrine, p.132); "virtually all the millions of apostate Christendom have abased themselves before the mythical throne of a mythical Christ whom they vainly suppose to be a spirit essence who is incorporeal uncreated, immaterial and three-in-one with the Father and Holy Spirit" (Mormon Doctrine, p.269); "Gnosticism is one of the great pagan philosophies which antedated Christ and the Christian Era and which was later commingled with pure Christianity to form the apostate religion that has prevailed in the world since the early days of that era." (Mormon Doctrine, p.316).
 
 
 
President George Q. Cannon said: "After the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized, there were only two churches upon the earth. They were known respectively as the Church of the Lamb of God and Babylon. The various organizations which are called churches throughout Christendom, though differing in their creeds and organizations, have one common origin. They all belong to Babylon" (Gospel Truth, p.324).
 
 
President Wilford Woodruff stated: "the Gospel of modern Christendom shuts up the Lord, and stops all communication with Him. I want nothing to do with such a Gospel, I would rather prefer the Gospel of the dark ages, so called" (Journal of Discourses , vol. 2, p.196).

27 posted on 12/16/2011 7:45:02 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: isthisnickcool
The Mormons MUSLIMs have some different ways of looking at things. Some of them are kind of funny and they will chuckle at them themselves. Their view of Christ, for example, is not exactly like those of other faiths. You can research that and figure out things for yourself.
28 posted on 12/16/2011 7:45:55 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: isthisnickcool
The Mormons are pretty strict about how their missionaries are handled.

Yeah; one COULD say it that way...


The Rules

  1. Learn and obey all missionary rules.
  2. Keep your thoughts, words, and actions in harmony with the gospel message.
  3. Read only books, magazines, and other material authorized by the Church.
  4. Don't debate or argue.
  5. Center your mind on your mission.
  6. Dress conservatively. Elders: white shirts, conservative ties, and business suits. Sisters: conservative colors and skirts that cover your knees. No floor-length skirts or dresses.
  7. Cut your hair regularly.
  8. Keep your hair clean and neatly combed at all times in the approved style.
  9. Be neat and clean.
  10. Bathe frequently.
  11. Use deodorant.
  12. Polish your shoes.
  13. Iron your shirt and business suit.
  14. Arise at 6:30 A.M.
  15. Study for 2 hours every morning.
  16. Proselytize for 10 hours between 9:30 A.M. and 9:30 P.M.
  17. Turn off your lights at 10:30 P.M.
  18. Exercise regularly.
  19. Write in your journal regularly.
  20. Follow the "Missionary Gospel Study Program" (31157) for your personal study.
  21. Regularly study the Missionary Guide and the Discussions.
  22. Attend Sunday priesthood or Relief Society meetings, Sunday School, and sacrament meeting.
  23. Attend the general session of Stake Conference.
  24. Attend general conference broadcasts if available.
  25. Avoid all other church meetings unless you have a special assignment or are brining an investigator.
  26. Proselytize as much as possible on weekends and holidays because this is when you'll find people home.
  27. End your preparation day at 6:00 P.M. and proselytize from 6:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.
  28. Wear your missionary uniform in public on preparation day while not engaged in recreational activities.
  29. Arise at 6:30 on preparation day and study for 2 hours from the approved books.
  30. Take care of your physical preparation for the week on preparation day: wash your clothes, clean your apartment, wash your car, get your haircut, and shop for groceries.
  31. Write to your parents every week on preparation day.
  32. Write less frequently to your siblings, friends, and acquaintances.
  33. Don't communicate with any friends or acquaintances that are within or close to your mission boundaries, except as a part of official mission business.
  34. Plan safe, wholesome, and uplifting activities for preparation day.
  35. Stay with your companion during all activities.
  36. Do not go on road trips.
  37. Do not leave your assigned area without permission
  38. Do not watch television.
  39. Do not view unauthorized videocassettes.
  40. Do not listen to the radio.
  41. Do not listen to unauthorized audiocassettes or CD’s.
  42. Do not participate in musical groups.
  43. Do not participate in athletic teams.
  44. Do not sponsor athletic teams.
  45. Do not engage in contact sports.
  46. Do not engage in water sports.
  47. Do not engage in winter sports.
  48. Do not engage in motorcycling.
  49. Do not engage in horseback riding.
  50. Do not engage in mountain climbing.
  51. Do not embark on a private boat.
  52. Do not embark in a private airplane.
  53. Do not handle firearms.
  54. Do not handle explosives.
  55. Do not swim.
  56. Do not play full court basketball.
  57. Do not play basketball in leagues.
  58. Do not play basketball in tournaments.
  59. You may play half-court basketball.
  60. Never be alone.
  61. Seek advice from your mission president if your companion is "having difficulties".
  62. Be loyal to your companion.
  63. Ask your mission president for help if your companion doesn’t obey the rules.
  64. Pray with your companion every day.
  65. Study with your companion every day.
  66. Plan your work with your companion every day.
  67. Take time at least once a week for companionship inventory.
  68. Seek to be one in spirit and purpose and help each other succeed.
  69. Always address your companion as Elder or Sister.
  70. Sleep in the same bedroom as your companion.
  71. Do not sleep in the same bed as your companion.
  72. Do not arise before your companion.
  73. Do not retire after your companion. (apparently, being together is more important than getting the correct amount of sleep that your unique body requires.)
  74. Frequently study with your companion the Missionary Guide section on companions.
  75. Never be alone with anyone of the opposite sex.
  76. Never associate inappropriately with anyone of the opposite sex (conversely, they don't mention whether or not it is against the rules to associate inappropriately with anyone of the same sex).
  77. Do not flirt.
  78. Do not date.
  79. Do not communicate via phone or letter with anyone of the opposite sex living within or near mission boundaries.
  80. Do not visit a single or divorced person of the opposite sex unless accompanied by a couple or another adult member of your sex.
  81. Try to teach single investigators in a member’s home or have missionaries of the same sex teach them.
  82. Always follow the above rules, even if the situation seems harmless.
  83. Use the commitment pattern to get referrals from members.
  84. Keep your dinner visits with member briefs and during the customary dinner hour in the area.
  85. Remember to say thank you to those who feed you.
  86. Visit members and nonmembers only at appropriate times.
  87. Do not counsel or give medical treatment.
  88. Do not stay in the homes of people when they are on vacation.
  89. Only write letters to family members and friends at home.
  90. Do not telephone parents
  91. Do not telephone relatives.
  92. Do not telephone friends.
  93. Do not telephone girlfriends.
  94. Contact your mission president in case of an emergency.
  95. Take problems and questions to your mission president.
  96. Do not write to the President of the Church or to other General Authorities. Letters from missionaries to General Authorities are referred back to the mission president
  97. Respect the customs, traditions, and property of the people who you are trying to convert.
  98. Obey all mission rules.
  99. Obey the laws of the land.
  100. Do not get involved in politics.
  101. Do not get involved in commercial activities.
  102. Do not give any information about the area.
  103. Respect the customs and cultures of those who you are trying to convert to your own customs and culture.
  104. Respect the beliefs, practices, and sites of other religions.
  105. Do not say or write anything bad about the political and cultural circumstances where you serve.
  106. Do not become involved in adoption proceedings.
  107. Do not suggest or encourage emigration. (This rule is a bit ironic, given the now-defunct doctrine of gathering the believers to Zion)
  108. Be courteous.
  109. Provide community service.
  110. Do not provide community service that isn’t approved by your mission president.
  111. Do not provide more than 4 hours a week of community service.
  112. Do not provide community service during the evening, weekend or holidays—those are peek proselytizing times.
  113. Your mission president must approve your housing.
  114. Keep your housing unit clean.
  115. Do not live with single or divorced people of the opposite sex.
  116. Do not live where the spouse is frequently absent.
  117. Your living unit must have a private bath and entrance.
  118. You may occasionally fast for a special reason, but generally the monthly fast is sufficient.
  119. Do not fast longer than 24 hours at a time.
  120. Do not ask friends, relatives, and members to join in special fasts for investigators.
  121. Maintain your health.
  122. Eat a healthy diet.
  123. Sleep from 10:30 to 6:30.
  124. Follow the approved exercise program.
  125. Keep your body, clothes, dishes, linens, towels and housing unit clean.
  126. Dispose of your garbage properly and promptly.
  127. Follow the safety rules for all of your stuff.
  128. Seek medical care if you are in an accident or become sick.
  129. Be immunized.
  130. Spend your money only on things relating to your mission.
  131. Budget your money carefully.
  132. Keep a record of what you spend.
  133. Do not spend more than your companion.
  134. Do not loan money.
  135. Do not borrow money.
  136. Keep a reserve fund of $50 to $100 at all times for transfers.
  137. Pay your bills before leaving an area.
  138. Pay cash for all resale literature and supplies ordered from the mission office.
  139. Do not waste money on souvenirs.
  140. Do not waste money on unnecessary items.
  141. Be a frugal photographer.
  142. Do not accumulate excess baggage.
  143. Obey custom laws and regulations.
  144. Pay fast offerings each fast Sunday to the bishop or branch president where you serve.
  145. Pay tithing on outside sources of income (i.e. interest) to your home bishop or branch president.
  146. Evaluate your funds a few months before the end of your mission. If you have more than you need, ask that less be sent so that you can return home without excess money.
  147. Do not drive without a license.
  148. Drive only Church-owned vehicles.
  149. Do not drive members’ cars.
  150. Do not drive nonmembers’ cars.
  151. Do not give rides to members or investigators in Church-owned cars.
  152. Use cars only on approved mission business.
  153. Use cars only within the assigned geographical area.
  154. Be conscious of safety at all times.
  155. Drive defensively.
  156. Wear your seat belt.
  157. Pray for the Lord’s protection while driving.
  158. If your companion is driving, assist him or her.
  159. Do not tamper with the vehicle’s odometer.
  160. Know bicycle safety rules.
  161. Use extreme caution on your bicycle.
  162. Do not ride your bicycle after dark.
  163. Do not ride your bicycle in heavy traffic.
  164. Do not ride your bicycle in adverse weather conditions.
  165. Go directly to your new area when transferred.
  166. Find your new companion without delay when transferred.
  167. Have a maximum of two suitcases and a briefcase.

29 posted on 12/16/2011 7:47:33 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Colofornian

It was the wife of Mr Anderson who was killed in that crash when Romney was driving the Citroen DS..

There’s more than one reason why the Andersons have been gagged by the Morg about Romney’s vacation in France..


30 posted on 12/16/2011 11:51:03 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana; MHGinTN; P-Marlowe; PeachyKeen; Turtlepower; Scoutmaster

Given the softball interview on FNC today of Romney by Wallace, bumping this thread.


31 posted on 12/18/2011 8:46:20 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (Holy, Holy, Holy..."God in Three Persons, Blessed Trinity")
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To: dead

So, do two wrongs make a right?


32 posted on 12/18/2011 8:49:35 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (Holy, Holy, Holy..."God in Three Persons, Blessed Trinity")
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To: greyfoxx39

I don’t even understand your question. What “two wrongs” are you talking about?


33 posted on 12/18/2011 5:34:13 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: blueunicorn6

I think the 72 virgins are boys. Muslims hate women and they love sodomy for recreation—particularly with boys. A bunch of Sanduskys. http://www.glapn.org/sodomylaws/world/afghanistan/afnews009.htm


34 posted on 12/30/2011 9:09:55 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature=Just Law.)
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