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Dear 100 Hour Board,
I figured some on the Board might know someone who might know the answer to this question. I have a personal VPN server set up on my home network and when I'm away from home I connect to the VPN to secure my internet traffic. I've noticed, though, that my phone doesn't seem to lod any content when I connect to Wi-Fi at church. I had the thought that this might be due to my VPN but not until after I left and couldn't test it. Do church networks typically restrict access to traffic they determine to be VPNs? If so, what specifically are they doing to identify such traffic? I'm not trying to circumvent policy or anything. I just wanted to make sure there wasn't an issue with my VPN setup in particular.
-My Name Here
Well, I was able to find some Reddit thread from a year ago (which I won't link to for other content) stating that VPN's weren't blocked from LDS servers, but I'm not sure how reputable a source that is.
Dear 100 Hour Board,
I'm on a non-church affiliated school campus and have an opportunity to get a room for 100+ people for a club promotion day. If I wanted to show Meet the Mormons publicly, would I need special permissions to do so?
Unfortunately, we here on the Board aren't allowed to give legal advice, which this falls under. Nothing I can find suggests there would be negative repercussions for showing it without permission, but remember that I'm just some internet stranger, and am not really qualified to actually say whether you're good to show it or not.
Dear 100 Dollars an Hour Board,
Last week, I wrote a check from my checking account to one of the many bureaucratic departments in Salt Lake County, UT. And this got me wondering...Businesses can open business banking accounts to handle their financial matters---things like writing checks, paying for goods and supplies, etc.
But where do local governmental agencies keep their money? I mean, obviously they have to be able to deposit and write checks and pay for goods. Do they just walk on down to their local bank and open up an account? Where does the county treasurer actually store the county's treasure?
-The 100th Citizen
Dear Random Citizen,
From some internet sleuthing, I was able to discover that at least on a federal level, the government does have a bank account to store its money in (for the US, the Federal Reserve). From this piece of information, I think it's logical to assume more local levels of government follow suit, keeping their funds in government banks.
I am joining the Air Force and am trying to work out garments. The church has discontinued the official "Desert Sand" color (incredibly frustrating, I feel like the church, if it wants me to wear garments, should facilitate this process, rather than make it more difficult). Anyways, I'm working on getting my hands on desert sand stuff to send into the church to get it converted into garments. The guidelines indicate that the bottoms have to have a 7" inseam. This is, to be frank, very difficult to find. My question is, do you know how strict they are in enforcing it? Is that doctrine that garments should have a 7" inseam, and I should just deal with it and move on, or if I send in some 6" compression shorts (highly common and easy to find), will those be sent back to me? Also, do you know if the bottoms can have a logo? Nike swoosh, etc.
Want to keep covenants but church is making it hard
Unfortunately, I don't really know the answer to your question. My guess would be that logos are definitely unacceptable, and while I'm less sure the inseam, my guess is the Church is particular about that as well. I haven't been able to find anything about inseams being doctrine, which leads me to believe it's not, but it's still official Church policy, which makes it important to follow.
I'd suggest bringing these same questions to your bishop or similar Church leader, who would probably be better equipped provide answers.
Dear 100 Hour Board,
What's going on with the old 24 hour fitness building off University Parkway in Provo?
lots of remodeling. I figure they'd have to have a plan to be spending that much money'
Jed isac fs
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Dear 100 Hour Board,
First off I wanted to say thanks for all the questions you've answered for both myself and others on this site. It truly is wonderful to know there are people dedicated to helping others out of their own volition.
But a little background info. I will be on my parent's insurance until I turn 19 in March of next year. By then, I will have to either choose a private insurance or BYU insurance. I'm looking for the cheapest option(not from a rich family), but based on what I'm seeing about BYU insurance not being all too great, I'm a little hesitant to register for it second semester. So here are my questions.
1. What's your guys' experience with BYU insurance and would you say based off your experience or knowledge is it a decent insurance? My father isn't too familiar with English or insurance in general, and has told me that since I chose to go to BYU instead of UC's I have to go figure it out myself.
2. As we aren't too rich, I'm on medi-cal and I was wondering, does Utah had something similar for students over 18 for private insurance?
3. What percent of students at BYU have private insurance and what percent have BYU insurance?
Thanks guys, and if you can't answer these, that's alright. I just wanted to get more of a community based answer to see what people thought.
-Student trying to figure out insurance on his own.
I used the BYU health insurance my freshman year. Unfortunately, I can't really speak to how good or bad of an insurance plan it is, since I don't think I went to the doctor at all during those two semesters. I can tell you, though, that as of August 30, 2015, the BYU insurance plan no longer qualifies as "minimum essential coverage" under the Affordable Care Act, meaning that you (or your parents, depending on the situation) may be liable for tax penalties. There's an extensive FAQ page about the BYU plan and other insurance questions that should help you get more information as far as that side goes.
Whether or not you use the BYU insurance, I would definitely recommend going to the Student Health Center if you're in need of any level of medical attention. I've never been there for an emergency, but I have gone there for other medical questions or concerns, and I am very satisfied with the service I've received. It's also very inexpensive: with my mom's insurance, copays are only $20, and it looks like if you have the BYU insurance they're only $10. If I wasn't on my mom's insurance, I think I'd feel pretty comfortable with the BYU insurance/Student Health Center setup, but again, I have no real experience with this.
As for your final question (it looks like Ento has your second question covered below), according to this Deseret News article from 2015, around one-third (33%) of BYU students enroll in BYU insurance. That article is a couple of years old, but my gut feeling is that the number today is still somewhere in that neighborhood.
At first, looking at the Utah Medicaid website, it looks like Utah hasn't expanded Medicaid to make people eligible based on income alone (in other words, you'd have to be pregnant or have children or a disability to qualify). However, you can apply for Medicaid on healthcare.gov, and even if you don't qualify, you may qualify for savings on a normal insurance plan. You should apply, just to see what it says.
Dear 100 Hour Board,
I'm currently eating a low carb diet. The doctor who created this diet says that most of the weight loss will be from fat and not water or muscle. I'm not really exercising, but I have a fairly active job so I'm walking or standing several hours a day. Once I've lost some fat will I look toned even if I'm not doing any strength training exercises?
Dear Rip Torn,
Once upon a time I lost 40 pounds following a low-carb diet. My job sounds similar to yours, where I was active but beyond that I didn't get any regular exercise. And while I definitely lost a lot of fat, and looked more slender, I didn't look any more toned because I wasn't actually increasing my muscle mass.
I'll echo what Luciana said. I recently lost some weight due to eating low-carb. And although I am slimmer now, I wouldn't say I look any more toned. Walking makes me feel great, but unfortunately it usually takes more than that to build significant muscle.