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  1. First of all: I get it about tight budgets. I've been there and then some, but you're running an OS that many are no longer supporting including Microsoft so there may be more issues like this in the future. Just sayin'. There is some good news though: Clamwin free anti-virus. Its an open source project that's been around for a few years and it works okay. I used it when all I could afford was on old e-Machines system cobbled together from spare parts. The website is here: http://www.clamwin.com/
  2. Exactly. I've thought that myself for a very long time. Example for the pollies: "Maybe that heavy booted tyrant is keeping a lid on the *really* evil crazies in that country."
  3. This is starting to sound like Muammar Gaddafi before they bombed Libya. He went silent after they bombed his palace . . . stayed quiet too, for the most part. Just like most bullies who've gotten a bloody nose.
  4. No, it doesn't & I've never seen a scripture reference for it either. Just sayin'.
  5. There's been so much Trump bashing from the lame stream media that I don't even hear it any more. Its become background noise for the most part. I still keep up on the news, but not from the lame stream media.
  6. Sometimes rockets & missiles just blow up without rhyme or reason. They are fickle beasts in that reguard, but sometimes they have help . . .
  7. TV

    Anything good can be taken to a point where it can become a problem. Or an idol. Its a matter of striking a balance, and sometimes that's not all that easy. Example: I'm not going to tell anyone they can't watch TV if they're a believer. That's not my call. Speaking strictly for myself, the Lord worked things in my life in such a way that I realized I'm too easily drawn into the whole TV thing, movies, sports, all of that. So, the best thing for me at the time was to stay away from it. I've found that I can watch a program here and there in the years since, and it doesn't "take over" the way it used to. I guess the best way to describe it is that it doesn't have power over me any more, and that is because of what the Spirit has done to change me. It's nothing I've done.
  8. TV

    If you feel that TV in general takes you away from the Lord and your conscience is (perhaps) causing you to question whether its a good idea. Stop watching for awhile and see how it affects your relationship with the Lord. I was drawn away from TV myself for a variety of reasons. First: I could not afford a new TV. Second: I had time for things like more time in Scripture and other things when I stopped spending so much time watching the tube. Third: I realized that between Amazon Prime and Netflix there's more than enough TV to watch on those rare occasions that I have time for it. Bottom line: I can't stand all the commercials on network TV and about 99% of the content any more. I just don't want to watch it for the most part, though there are a couple of shows I wouldn't mind seeing but those are exceptions.
  9. Can't read that graphic at all. It's too small to see, and clicking on it does not make it any larger. Sorry to say I'm not sure how to fix it, either.
  10. I feel the same way. Yahoo turned into "The Click-Bait News" not long after their new CEO took over. I gave up on the site after it became too hard to figure out what was real and what was "sponsored" i.e. an advertisement.
  11. For the same reason many of us in the military read them during the cold war: to hear the story from the other guy's point of view. Also the lame stream media in the US is so busy Trump bashing that they are not reporting on a lot of things including North Korea.
  12. Actually my laptop came with Windows 7 originally, so it works just fine and so does Office365. My problem was Windows 10 would not work reliably with the hardware. To be fair many updates fixed issues, but enough caused problems that it just wasn't worth fighting with the OS any more. You should not have to fight the OS to use your computer. So, I used the nuclear option and it works just fine. Funny thing is that the laptop spends most of its time in Linux (the "other" OS on the hard drive) and it worked great the entire time. I don't really see selling the machine in the near future, but if I did it would probably be to another Linux user or someone brave enough to do battle with Windows 10 on the hardware again. I'm not going to bother. It would be simpler just to buy a new machine with Windows 10 installed and go from there. That's my take on it, anyway.
  13. You're right. It was called being civil, even if you disagreed vehemently with someone you were supposed to be polite. I may be dating myself here, but I do remember the time when the politicians made a good show of actually debating something and compromising on different bills because everyone understood that neither side was going to get everything they wanted. Now that's devolved into the equivalent of two people up in each others' faces screaming, "My Way or the Highway!!!" at each other with nothing getting done. And, yes, the ugliness of the political forums caused me to leave them behind also. I'm a lot happier without the drama, and now that I have a professional licensing exam coming up I simply don't have the time.
  14. No, he did not. Jesus fulfilled the law because we could not do so on our own. We were dead in our sins. Paul gives a great picture of fallen man in the first chapters of Romans. The redeemed have a new nature that does not *want* to violate God's law.
  15. This may sound cold hearted to some, but something I learned in the military was that I can only warn someone away from going down a bad path. I can't stop them. They will do whatever it is they are going to do, but as long as I warned them I knew I had done what I could. So, if they are bound and determined to enter the minefield of an unequally yoked relationship . . . they'll learn the hard way, but they'll learn.