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Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.  

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An eternal question, what is the purpose of life?, occupied philosophers’ thoughts throughout history. Stone pictographs reveal even primitive peoples reflected on this query. Each one has the capacity to define his or her personal thinking about politics, economics and religion.

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Maajid Nawaz Interview (Real Time with Bill Maher)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky on Saturday. 2 Replies

There may be no one who has a fuller understanding of the culture and dynamics of Muslim world in both its moderate and radical aspects than Maajid Nawaz. The problem has been that, because he has the unmitigated nerve to use clear observation and…Continue

Tags: Southern Poverty Law Center, Muslims, Islam, Bill Maher, Maajid Nawaz

Putin critic says he's one of the lucky ones: "I'm still here" (CBS News "60 Minutes")

Started by Loren Miller Jun 4. 0 Replies

If anyone should doubt the toxic nature of the Russian government of Vladimir Putin, they need look no further than the case of anti-Putin activist, Vladimir Kara-Murza. On two separate occasions in the past four years, Kara-Murza has been subjected…Continue

Tags: poison, Vladimir Putin, Vladimir Kara-Murza, 60 Minutes, CBS News

Why Nestle is one of the most hated companies in the world

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 2. 4 Replies

Why Nestle is one of the most hated companies in the world"Child labor, unethical promotion, manipulating uneducated mothers, pollution, price fixing…Continue

Tags: of, Stuff, Story, the, crunchnestle

Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

Started by Joan Denoo May 28. 0 Replies

Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealthIt's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.""sub-Saharan…Continue

Tags: corporations, tax-havens, repatriate, climate, change

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Comment by tom sarbeck 2 hours ago

The situation.

Twenty kids live in a small farming community three miles away from two schools. One of them is a public school; the other a Catholic school.

The dilemma.

Kids going to the public school ride a school bus; kids going to the Catholic school walk.

Does separation of church and state require that?

(I lived two blocks from the Catholic school and walked.)

Comment by Idaho Spud 11 hours ago

Hey!  There's a creature on the wing!

From A3Kr0n

Comment by Bertold Brautigan 13 hours ago

Supreme Court Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground

NPR

In her dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote, "If this separation means anything, it means that the government cannot, or at the very least need not, tax its citizens and turn that money over to houses of worship. The Court today blinds itself to the outcome this history requires and leads us instead to a place where separation of church and state is a constitutional slogan, not a constitutional commitment."

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on Friday
Bert, Pierce could have written "the morons who elected Trump" but he wrote "you morons who" and then described Hillary well--the ... product of ... fear-driven Demo malpractice. His emotions got the better of him.
Everything that followed was venting and served only his anger-driven needs.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Thursday

You can say it's not smart, but it's been pretty damned effective for a couple of millenia, and by all indications they're getting their mojo back now.

You clearly don't read the comments; he doesn't dump on his readers. [Said morons are not his readers. Not by a long shot]. Is  there a distinction between anger and righteous indignation? I for one think there is.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on Thursday
In my two years in a Jezh-you-wait high school, they made us work hard but one spoke of their obedience vow: if the sec'y-general tells us snow is black, then snow is black. That ain't smart, Bert.
Pierce? He's angry and dumps on his readers. If they like being dumped on, ....
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Thursday

Spake is past tense and doesn't take an auxiliary.

Auf Deutsch, also sprach Charlie.

But you don't have to go dissing him by calling him Pope. Although he is a (at least semi-retired, I think) Catholic with a gen-you-whine Jesuit education. And those fuckers do tend to be smart.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on Thursday
Pope Pierce hath spake/spoken(?)
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Thursday

And, especially, all of you morons who bought what the inevitable product of 30 years of fear-driven democratic malpractice was selling across the country in 2016: that he had a plan that would lower costs, cover everybody, and not touch Social Security, Medicaid, or Medicare.
Today is not the day for you to ask for my understanding as to how you're going to afford Grandma's chemo now that she's busted the lifetime cap on her insurance. Today is not the day for you to ask for my sympathy for Grandpa who's going to get his ass hoisted out of his rest home and dropped onto the couch in your basement family room because his Medicaid ran out. Today is not the day for you to moan into TV cameras about how Cousin Clyde with the opioid problem has to go back to sticking up tourists for his fix because the little hospital up by the mountain closed.

--Charles Pierce

Comment by Grinning Cat on Wednesday

Yikes indeed! A cleaner link to the article: https://consumerist.com/2017/06/19/personal-info-for-200-million-u-...

And Tom, we'd have money for high-quality universal single-payer healthcare with plenty of patients if we weren't supporting a patchwork of predatory private insurers and their shareholders.

(Or if we weren't insisting on military spending greater than that of the eight next largest budgets -- those of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, India, France, UK, Japan, and Germany -- combined!)

 
 
 

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