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Stavro last won the day on March 19 2018

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    Look! I tell you a sacred secret: We will not all fall asleep in server crashes, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the blink of an eye, during the last backup. For the server backup will be restored, and the deleted members will be restored incorruptible, and we will be changed. For this data which is corruptible must put on incorruption, and this data which is mortal must put on immortality. But when this data which is corruptible puts on incorruption and this data which is mortal puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will take place: “Database errors are swallowed up forever.” “Database error, where is your victory? Database error, where is your sting?”

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  1. Stavro

    KH Conf

    Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.khconf iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/khconf-listener/id674196256?mt=8&uo=4&at=1010lpjB&ct=tas Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Generic-Conferencing-LLC-KHCONF-Client/dp/B00EBXB95M/ Windows: https://report.khconf.com/files/latest/KHCONF_Installer.exe
  2. Perhaps, perhaps not. Personally, I view it as an unambiguously good thing when the government refuses to endorse or fund religious teachings, because official endorsement is only one step closer to state-run religion, which never turns out well for anyone. If this case were a ban on the teachings and rules, yes, I would be concerned there might be a slope. But this is NOT a ban of any type, and the only people who are calling it a ban are those who think that religion is automatically entitled to government endorsement.
  3. "Public" generally means government-owned or government funded. In this case, the school asked for official government endorsement (along with the tax dollars it brings), and they were turned down. The school was not banned from enforcing their rules, they were only told that they could not use tax dollars to promote their message. Since we do not ask for special use of public spaces, seek government endorsement, or spend government dollars, this should have no effect on our preaching activity whatsoever.
  4. The magnetic fields of basalt in the ocean floor have a 'memory' of the earth's magnetic pole throughout the time of the continental drift. And since the magnetic pole takes many hundreds or thousands of years to flip, we can safely rule out any theory of the continents moving at a rate of 50 miles per day during the flood.
  5. In this context, it's a reference to the false and completely unscriptural idea of young earth creationism, the teaching that the earth is 6000 years old and fossils are a hoax to disprove religion. The parts of evolution that we acknowledge as truth are purely on the topics of plant and animal life, the age of humankind isn't really relevant to the discussion.
  6. Plants adapt and mutate constantly, and it's relatively easy for humans to introduce desired changes to a particular line of plants. Unfortunately, this goes against the young-earth anti-science narrative, so it gets ignored in these sorts of discussions.
  7. The question of the origin of life is often lumped in with "evolution", but it's an entirely different field of study. Darwin himself was deliberately silent on the subject, and his writings were purely on the adaptation of existing life forms.
  8. Stavro

    Newsweek Cover

    That's for the digital edition, not a hardcopy.
  9. If there's no contractual obligation, then the fines are illegal, and I'm sure the court will sort out the details. If a Witness intentionally applies to a position in a hospital where the job description includes handling blood transfusions or performing abortions, they cannot demand a change of position once they're hired. They knew the requirements going into the position, so they're obligated to carry out the duties they agreed to perform in their signed contract. That's what's happening here, the players apparently signed a contract stating that they would not visibly protest on the field, and they are intentionally using the field as a public platform for their protests. In any case, this is absolutely nothing to do with first-amendment rights, it is purely a contract dispute with a private corporation.
  10. We agree with the clearly observable phenomena that has been termed "microevolution", but we disagree that millions of years of microevolution has a cumulative effect of macroevolution and the creation of entirely new species. https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102010233
  11. Players did not stand for the anthem at all until the US military paid to have such displays. At that point, standing became part of their contract, and those who publicly refuse to stand are technically in violation. While your point about abortions and blood transfusions is valid, a Witness employee cannot legally refuse those duties if they work at a blood bank or abortion clinic, nor could a Witness claim "neutrality" if they work for a military contractor or political campaign. Since the NFL is now a military contractor, contractually obligated to have visible displays of patriotism, their employees would fall in the same category.
  12. The US first amendment is strictly limited to the government's role in stifling speech. If the NFL, a privately owned corporation, wants to restrict its employees from using their job as a platform for public statements, they are entirely within their rights to do so. Or put in Witness terms, someone working as a cashier has a legally protected right to participate in the field ministry while off the clock, but there would be no legal protection nor moral sympathy if that cashier was fired for handing out tracts while ringing up customers.
  13. If they're removing the word but keeping the teaching, what's the point of the change?
  14. http://cv8.org.uk/soundbox/ Since the the full SoundBox installation is unnecessary with JW Library, the functions have been split between three standalone programs.
  15. 1. Unplug both the HDMI cord and the USB adapter, then reboot. At this point, you should only have the primary display. 2. Plug in the HDMI again, then reboot. 3. Now that both your main display and HDMI displays are working, open JW Library and cast the video to the second monitor. 4. With JW Library still casting to the second monitor, plug in the USB adapter, and reboot again. 5. Open JW Library again and cast the video to the second monitor. This time it should cast to the same display as it did on the previous reboot, leaving your timer monitor unused. If this does not work, I'd recommend sticking with Sound Box and filing a bug report with the branch.

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