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Politics, Economics, and Religion

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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What is the purpose of life?

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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Many evangelicals favor Trump because he is not Clinton

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan on Friday. 4 Replies

 Many evangelicals favor Trump because he is not ClintonDuring the campaign, many observers have expressed…Continue

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176 Shocking Things Donald Trump Has Done This Election (Keith Olbermann)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by tom sarbeck Sep 15. 3 Replies

It is not news to most of us that Donald John Trump (hereinafter referred to as "Drumpf") may be the most disastrous thing to hit American politics since the junior senator from Wisconsin of roughly 70 years ago.  He has been one of many such…Continue

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Left Forum 2013, Workplace Democracy part 1

Started by Joan Denoo Sep 6. 0 Replies

Left Forum 2013, Workplace Democracy part 1Workplace Democracy, talks by Richard Wolff and Gar Alperovitz at the 2013 Left Forum, June 9, 2013,…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on December 17, 2012 at 11:06pm

Imagine!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 17, 2012 at 11:05pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 17, 2012 at 11:04pm

Start with your name in the middle, then start drawing highways away from the center with things you want to do for yourself, the kinds of work you enjoy, the people you like to be with, your "mind-droppings" of thoughts, ideas, hopes, dreams, aspirations, and any other thing that seems like you might like to try. Experiment, explore, examine, question, challenge. It is your life life. You don't have another one. This is not a dress rehearsal. So, what is keeping you from starting?

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 17, 2012 at 10:59pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2012 at 8:56pm

QE 4: Folks, This Ain't Normal

“It will require two full years of 150,000 jobs per month just to absorb the 4 million missing workers, which means that this QE effort will be with us for a very long time.  Three to four years is my best guess, and that's only if the economy magically recovers.  And I have very strong doubts about that.

“This means that the Fed is most likely on track to increase its balance sheet by another $3-4 trillion.  Ugh.  That's 300% to 400% more money created in the next year than was created than during the entire 200 years following the signing of the Declaration of Independence.”

Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate

Percent x years 1950-2020

Shaded ares represent recessions. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 11, 2012 at 2:07pm

Marcus Aurelius, Live a good life --- in poster form 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 11, 2012 at 2:02pm

Great thanks to John Lynch for this treasure"

"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones."
-- Marcus Aurelius

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 11, 2012 at 1:06am

7 States That Ban Atheists From Holding Public Office

"No person who denies the being of God, or a future state of rewards and punishments, shall hold any office in the civil department of this State.

TENNESSEE CONSTITUTION"

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 6, 2012 at 12:01am

Ben Sargent's editorial cartoon nicely ties together politics, economics, and religion:

Reporter: 'That's right, Kent - the Republicans tell me that for them the fiscal-cliff impasse is essentially a RELIGIOUS issue --' [wealthy men in suits prostrating themselves before the altar of 'TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH', complete with plenty of smoke and a shaman, and surmounted by a cigar-smoking CEO 'Buddha']

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 5, 2012 at 4:00pm

On perception vs. reality, from yesterday's poll by Public Policy Polling:

49% of GOP voters nationally say they think that ACORN stole the election for President Obama. We found that 52% of Republicans thought that ACORN stole the 2008 election for Obama, so this is a modest decline, but perhaps smaller than might have been expected given that ACORN doesn't exist anymore. One reason that such a high percentage of Republicans are holding what could be seen as extreme views is that their numbers are declining. Our final poll before the election, which hit the final outcome almost on the head, found 39% of voters identifying themselves as Democrats and 37% as Republicans. Since the election we've seen a 5 point increase in Democratic identification to 44%, and a 5 point decrease in Republican identification to 32%.

Pretty influential for a defunct group! :)  BTW, the same poll found that 25% of Republicans want their state to secede.

Another poll (Pew - Washington Post) finds that Americans overwhelmingly blame the Republican party for the "fiscal cliff" (by a 2:1 margin over Obama) and that this holds across demographics. The only group that didn't blame Republicans was... Republicans.

 
 
 

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