"History as taught in schools is of necessity simplified and sanitized. Many people never study history after high school, and most college degree programs only require three or six hours of history, and it takes years before contemporary…"
"The campaign is supposed to be the test. Unfortunately, most of the testers (voters) aren't qualified to evaluate the test results. I can't fathom voting for someone with no political experience OR RECORD for the presidency. Let them learn…"
"37% might be a tad low. Most people aren't particularly skilled critical thinkers, and many Americans get their news only from biased conservative sources. If Trump starts a war, Fox et al will blame it on Barack Obama. Trump will spin lies,…"
"One big reason for African-American progress in the ten years following the Civil War was the continuing presence of Federal troops throughout the defunct Confederacy. The Republican party, which was the anti-slavery party of Lincoln, impeached…"
"Maybe the whole reason for its continuing use is that most people can't understand it. I once had an online argument with a guy who said he didn't see anything in Gen 1 about a solid dome. Well, I said, you have to read all the way to 1:6."
"One can hardly beat the Bard for puns. Here is a certain Danish prince explaining the location of the recently deceased Polonius, who is at supper, "Not where he eats, but where he is eaten. A certain convocation of politic worms are e'en…"
"Try this for begging the question: "Why are we here? What is our purpose? Science can't answer this question." This argument in all its different forms, assumes that humans have a purpose--a "fact" not established."
"You are misapplying Occam's razor by including the supernatural. Even if OT prophecies were "fulfilled" in the NT, a much more plausible--and elegant--explanation is simply that the writers of the NT were familiar with the OT,…"
"I doubt that there is a happy medium. You never know when a believer will flip out over an innocuous comment. I taught college English for 27 years, 20 years of that at an historically black college in the deep South, where the vast majority of…"
The fact that you have to wait once it fails definitely points to an overheating problem. If I were you I would (carefully) try to work out which parts are very hot immediately after it fails. My guess would be that you will find it to be the processor but it could also be ram chips or something else. Then you will have to find out if it is cooled properly - it may be as simple as reseating the processor.
Yes, it does, but not as many as I encountered in Natchitoches. My family attended the First Assembly of God there, pastored by David Allen. Things were bad enough there that at one point, back in the late 80s, the big joke around town was 'don't drink the koolaid'.
Actually, I should say that WV likely has as many fundies as LA, however, the fundies seem much more crispy fried in LA.
Natchitoches is a lovely town, but also very colorful. My twin sister lives in Pineville, but she remains in close contact with some of her Natchitoches friends. She doesn't, however, remain in close contact with me. I'm the family pariah.
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