"Just another stupid meme. Jeb Bush thinks you can tell who the real Christians are so you can keep out the Muslims (and the Jews and the Hindus and the Buddhists, etc.). He probably thinks you can tell good guys from bad guys, even…"
"I don't have any inside knowledge of scientific journals, but when I worked on literary journals there were about thirty people involved in evaluating submissions, including grad students, in-house experts, and outside experts. All…"
"I think I chose unbelief when I was first exposed to free thinking via a Playboy interview with Madelyn Murray. What the minister and Sunday school teachers taught me seemed like a fantasy, and what Murray said was logical and supported with…"
"I remember Weekly Readers and Bible reading in school. Religious indoctrination in schools started with early colonists. The New England Primer of the 17th century started the alphabet with "In Adam's fall, we sinned…"
"The Patriot Act was pretty ugly, all right, but since then we have had a string of mass shootings by a variety of individuals for a variety of causes. New legislation would hardly be a knee-jerk response. It will most likely be a stupid…"
"After going through the list of school shootings, I have come up with a solution to the problem. Let's prohibit men from owning, buying, or selling guns. Female mass murderers are awfully rare . . . ."
"The ancient Israelites are to blame. They decided that when life got shitty (as it often did with wars against the Philistines, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, etc.), it was because the bad apples among them had turned away from Yahweh, so the…"
"I don't think you should shoot someone over a microwave.
There was a case in Texas a year or two ago when a citizen called the police because burglars were in his neighbor's house. He said he had a shotgun and offered to "take…"
"Personally, I have an antique buffalo gun in case the bison from Yellowstone migrate to Georgia. I also bought that special insurance rider for when an abominable snowman throws a honking big snowball at my car."
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.
Welcome to this friendly site with freethinkers who recognise that fictional gods and cunning religions continue to deceive and control vulnerable people including defenceless children. How tragic and inexcusable it is too that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and longer.