Except that the IRS targeting of tea party organization was also accompanied by targeting of organizations with Progressive in their name. And more left organizations were actually denied tax exempt status (which isn't hard because no tea party organizations were denied tax exempt status). And the IRS guy in charge was a Bush appointee. And Bush era IRS targeted liberal churches that dared to mention there was an election happening at the same time that conservative churches were beating the drums to elect Bush. And really the tragedy is that we let any groups that are not 100% dedicated to social welfare claim tax exempt status at all and/or hide their donors.
Love how conservatives continually claim to be persecuted and the facts tend to disagree.
I start steam in offline mode all the time in Windows 7. It asks if you want to go online but you can say no and it works.
I also stayed away from the forums because I just didn't have time to participate and by the time I read through a interesting topic I really didn't want to start posting on a topic that was already pretty old. I don't care for the forums on Coursera. It might be easier if I could filter by recent topics so I can focus on the conversations that are fresher. (If that is already possible then I missed it some how.)
I do like the student evaluation process in the class I'm taking. There just doesn't seem to be a way to find those people and continue conversing on the assignment.
um, there is an option to sign up without facebook. Did so without any problems.
It probably won't be like this
This is ridiculous. Many religions promote the idea of people thinking for themselves. Society of Friends and Unitarian Universalists are the easy ones, but Baptist congregations have their own interpretations of the core Baptist creed.
Try Unitarian Universalism.
Unitarian Universalist religion is non-creedal and follows seven principles http://www.uua.org/beliefs/principles/index.shtml
to try to make the world a better place. Not because there is some reward waiting, but because it's the right thing to do as a people.
Religion is helpful to build communities that come together to help make the world a better place. I'd be happy if atheists and agnostics also built communities to do the same.
I opt out all the time, but at the airports I go to they are not always running. But I also rarely see people opt out.
While going to church won't make you a better person unless you want to change, there are moral lessons to be learned and heard. Yes many churches are dogmatic. Some are not. There are a number of non-creedal churches (Unitarian Universalist, Quakers (Religous Society of Friends), and others.) I can't speech to religions like Buddhism or Hinduism though.
The point is where are people going to be hearing about treating people better if not at a church? Ideally the parents. Where else? And, sure churches have done bad things. So have governments and we still have those too.
Choosing not to participate in a religion just lets other people control the power churches/religion to influence behavior.
David Brin's book - The Transparent Society talks about this kind of city/state/nation over 12 years ago.
In general since the commonfolk will likely lose privacy the goal was to make sure the elites do to.
Probably Charles Lee Smith, 1928 in Little Rock, Arkansas http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lee_Smith
When my wife's mother died, we recorded her reading her favorite Christmas story and other favorite children's stories for us to play for our children (we didn't yet have children at that time). It was a nice way for our kids to eventually see my wife's mother.
So do I. I'd rather only see ads for what may interest me. This has to be a win for both me and the company buying the ad. I'm happier because I see stuff I'm interested in and they are happier because if I know about it I'm more likely to buy it.
I can remember complaining to Yahoo years ago about them advertising services to me that my computer didn't support. What was the point of telling me about some cool new service if Mac or Linux wasn't supported. Heck they had to know what system I was running, better they put an ad there that would actually be useful.
Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith. - Paul Tillich, German theologian and historian