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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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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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Are We Monsters? (HuffPost – Neal Gabler)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan 10 hours ago. 28 Replies

Warner Brothers and Universal have both been dusting off an inventory of classic monsters — King Kong, Godzilla, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, etc. — which prompted New York Times film critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott to speculate whether this was a…Continue

Tags: Donald Trump, Joe Walsh, Jimmy Kimmel, monsters

Skepticism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius May 14. 7 Replies

We, you and I, claim to live in a democracy, a place where the rule of law stands higher than the rule of man. We believe such fallacies because that is what we learned in school, from the first time we stood tall and proud and repeated the "pledge…Continue

Tags: propaganda, tRump, manipulation, fraud, mendacity

The Republicans are going to kill Robert Samuel White's mother.

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by tom sarbeck May 5. 1 Reply

This Twitter thread from Robert Samuel White, telling his family's story and reacting to yesterday's House passage of the American Health "Care" Act that will…Continue

Tags: GOP, Republican Party, Republicans, Greedy Old Party, insurance

Agriculture and religion have much in common, other than bull shit.

Started by Joan Denoo May 4. 0 Replies

Sixty some years ago I started college with a major in horticulture at Washington State College (now university). The first day of class, our prof, Dr. Woody Kalin, explained to us that we would be working with soil, and there was a difference…Continue

Tags: probability, opportunity, possibility, preferability., revolution

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 3, 2017 at 10:55am

Robert Redford: 45 years after Watergate, the truth is again in danger

[WAPO - entire column]

. . . The system worked. The checks and balances the Constitution was designed to create functioned when put to their biggest test. Would they still? Which brings me to the other half of the question: What’s different now?

Much. Our country is divided, and we have a tenuous grasp on truth.

There was a time during a period of national crisis when politicians from both sides of the aisle put partisan politics aside to uncover the truth. There was a time when Democrats and Republicans united to navigate a peaceful ending to a corrupt and criminal presidency. There was a time when members of Congress placed defending our democracy above party interests for the greater good. There was a time.

Now is a different time. If we have another Watergate, will we navigate it as well? In a statement in May 1973, John Dean addressed what he described as efforts to discredit his testimony by discrediting him personally. He famously said: “The truth always emerges.”

I’m concerned about its chances these days.

Comment by Joseph P on April 2, 2017 at 11:13pm

In my case, it's a side effect of the grotesque gerrymandering in this state.  The Democratic congressmen are all real liberals.  Notice the absence of North Carolina on that chart, except for Price signing on just recently.

Comment by Jennifer W on April 2, 2017 at 11:00pm
Mine hasn't. I've contacted her via Twitter and I may call her office. Which I find a little odd since she's actually fairly active and has a very diverse district. I may have to dig deeper.
Comment by Joseph P on April 2, 2017 at 7:33pm

Well, my congressman is already on-board.  Cool.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 2, 2017 at 4:08pm

Thanks, Jennifer W, for the list of 111 House Democrats NOT currently supporting HR 676 Medicare for all. I will do all I can to get letters going in those districts who are not voting for it.  

Comment by Jennifer W on April 2, 2017 at 3:40pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 1, 2017 at 11:10pm

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 31, 2017 at 3:06pm

Comment by Joseph P on March 31, 2017 at 11:02am

In other words, we haven't previously had a president stupid enough to fall for the Russian propaganda.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 31, 2017 at 10:36am

Joseph - we have the same hope.

Today’s Russia hearings actually revealed something new and important


[WAPO opinion]

In a moment that stunned the hearing room, Watts flatly stated that the president himself has become a cog in such Russian measures. When asked by Oklahoma Republican James Lankford, who appeared visibly dismayed, why, if Russians have long used these methods, they finally worked in this election cycle, Watts’ answer was extraordinary.

“I think this answer is very simple and is one no one is really saying in this room,” he said. Part of the reason, he went on, “is the commander in chief has used Russian active measures at times against his opponents.”

 
 
 

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