Monthly Archives: January 2014

Civilian’s Guide to Police Use of Deadly Force

Officer’s Guide to the Use of Deadly Force as Written By a Civilian By An Anonymous Civilian, With Ken K. Gourdin This Guide was inspired by comments at SLTrib.com in response to a report that the Salt Lake County District … Continue reading

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Rod Hundley Has Dementia

Jazz Announce Hundley Illness: However Long “Hot Rod” Has Left, His Voice and Passion Will Have Made Him Immortal By Ken K. Gourdin The Utah Jazz have announced that longtime play-by-play announcer “Hot Rod” Hundley has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s-type … Continue reading

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Letter from Birmingham Jail

My Commentary on King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” By Ken K. Gourdin  1.  Introduction  As I have noted elsewhere on this blog, I have determined to treat such special occasions as Martin Luther King Day as more than simply “a(nother) … Continue reading

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On Medicinal Marijuana

Thoughts on Medicinal Marijuana  By Ken K. Gourdin  Should marijuana be legalized for medicinal purposes?  Should it be legalized for recreational purposes?  The question came up on an LDS-oriented site I frequent what might happen in the Church if legalization … Continue reading

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An e-Compendium of Interesting Miscellany

I stumbled across this blog which I think is chock full of interesting categories, and the categories are chock full of interesting posts: http://www.futilitycloset.com/

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Standards of Proof and Due Process

Police Union Official Accused of Wrongdoing Gets His Job Back, and a Comment on Due Process and Standards of Proof By Ken K. Gourdin The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Salt Lake City Civil Service Commission has reinstated Salt … Continue reading

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Joseph Moroni & Me

My Testimony: Joseph, Moroni, and Me By Ken K. Gourdin I bore my testimony in Fast and Testimony meeting in my LDS Ward on January 5, 2014.  That’s a rarity for me; I’m ashamed to admit that it’s a challenge … Continue reading

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Cuddly Gaboon Viper?

Sister in Mourning—for the Snake—After Gaboon Viper Kills Its Owner By Ken K. Gourdin Confession: I have a morbid fascination with snakes—especially with those that can easily kill people.  It’s akin to a fascination with train wrecks: although snakes make … Continue reading

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Sloan’s and Malone’s Second Jobs

Jerry Sloan’s and Karl Malone’s Second Jobs1 By Ken K. Gourdin Reason number 1,275,137,500 (and 501) why I love the Utah Jazz.  The story is told of retired Jazz Coach (and current consultant) Jerry Sloan being “out and about” in … Continue reading

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Jackson on Stockton

Jackson on Stockton: If John Stockton Wasn’t a Great Shooter, There’s No Such Thing1  By Ken K. Gourdin  Current Golden State Warriors coach and former NBA point guard Mark Jackson, who spent a year on the Utah Jazz roster with … Continue reading

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