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Re: Notable passings and other milestones
« Reply #60 on: January 03, 2018, 05:53:52 PM »
Shakeup or not?

Probably not. I read somewhere that they already have someone lined up, although I think it said that he was 94 years old, so that seems kind of weird.

Maybe that means they only want a figurehead, not a leader.

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Re: Notable passings and other milestones
« Reply #61 on: January 03, 2018, 06:07:45 PM »
Shakeup or not?

Probably not. I read somewhere that they already have someone lined up, although I think it said that he was 94 years old, so that seems kind of weird.

Maybe that means they only want a figurehead, not a leader.

Yeah, apparently he's got some "seniority" but he ain't no prophet...or maybe he is...

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He is likely to be succeeded by 93-year-old Russell Nelson, who is now the longest-serving member of the church's governing body.

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Re: Notable passings and other milestones
« Reply #62 on: January 06, 2018, 12:36:21 PM »
Shakeup or not?

Probably not. I read somewhere that they already have someone lined up, although I think it said that he was 94 years old, so that seems kind of weird.
The Mormon line of succession is quite fixed. It will be the next-longest serving member in the "Quorum of 12 Apostles," although it technically has 14 at that point, since the two counselors to the current prophet revert back to Apostle until the new guy is designated and chooses two counselors.

An LDS high priest co-worker explained it to me this way. God decides who lives and who dies. Therefore whoever God decides to let survive until he reaches the top MUST be who God wants. Impeccable logic.

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Re: Notable passings and other milestones
« Reply #63 on: January 07, 2018, 02:42:56 AM »
John Young, the 9th man to walk on the moon has died at the age of 87

He was the only person to have piloted, and been commander of, four different classes of spacecraft: Gemini, the Apollo Command/Service Module, the Apollo Lunar Module, and the Space Shuttle.
He flew on 6 missions: Gemini 3, Gemini 10, Apollo 10, Apollo 16, STS-1 & STS-9

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-07/john-young-legendary-nasa-astronaut-moon-walker-dies-aged-87/9309180

This now leaves only 5 men alive, of the 12 who walked on the moon

With John Youngs death, Jim Lovell is now the only man alive who flew to the moon twice.

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Re: Notable passings and other milestones
« Reply #64 on: January 07, 2018, 01:26:17 PM »
Worf's son, John Paul Steur, died.  At age 33, which is way young.

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