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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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Ali Rizvi: The Atheist Muslim (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller 21 hours ago. 0 Replies

Every time I see another Muslim publicly shed his delusion and come out as an atheist, I am that much more encouraged that their action will cause more cognitive dissonance within the Islamic community, create more discussion, and make more Muslims…Continue

Tags: Atheist Muslim, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, ex-Muslim, Ali Razvi

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

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Comment by tom sarbeck on May 22, 2017 at 11:14pm
Since Jill Stein's previous run, I saw no evidence of her building a Green Party. Without Green majorities in Congress, her presidency would fail. Less politely, women are about equally capable of egotism.

German Greens built a party and succeeded. American Green have not built a party.
Comment by Joseph P on May 22, 2017 at 10:59pm

And sadly, the tertiary and quaternary parties are a mess of issues, themselves.  People kept pointing me to Jill Stein as an alternative.  Even if voting for the Green party right now wasn't effectively throwing away your vote, I wouldn't really want her as president.

I mean, she'd be a hell of a lot better as president than Trump is, but then so would a slime mold.

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 22, 2017 at 10:58pm
Joan, a metaphor follows; don't read it literally.

Decades ago I decided that if both Dems and Repubs are shooting at me, I may be in the right place.

Alternatively, the leaders of both major parties are predators. They cooperate to weaken or destroy competing third parties.

More simply, Demo policies are dumb; Repub policies are cruel.
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 22, 2017 at 1:24pm

Tom, my interpretation of G.C. comment is to keep on doing what you are doing, it works.

~ Grinning Cat

"keep having powerful, moving stories that resonate with other voters"

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 22, 2017 at 1:18pm
GC, what are you wanting me to know?

Are 'enlightened positions' and 'for their own interests' equivalent?
Comment by Grinning Cat on May 22, 2017 at 10:40am

Tom and Joseph, we need to keep having powerful, moving stories that resonate with other voters, so they'll vote for enlightened positions rather than against their own interests (as in "buyer's remorse" over 45*).

Apropos especially to 45* and the Republican Party:

Partially drawn U.S. flag saying 'Anything for money' and 'This space for rent'

Comment by Joseph P on May 19, 2017 at 5:08pm

@Tom

Hell, why go back 20 - 24 years?  The actions of the school board that led to the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial happened 12½ years ago.

Thankfully, in that case as well, every single school board member who voted to insert the ID bullshit into the schools was voted out in the election that happened a month and a half before the conclusion of the trial, in 2005.  I almost would have liked to see the decision appealed up higher within the court system, but with the school board then in the hands of honest people, it was basically dead.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 19, 2017 at 2:40pm

The Comments this morning offer interesting ideas to ponder, a great way to start the morning. With a clever cartoon, "Baloney and bananas," descripyive assessments of current events, and intriguing references to other reading material. 

I ran across a Steve Keen video during my daily slide down the economic/political track, "How can the Greeks save more money? A monetary parable." where he describes the debt in Greece was a result of an economic system with "Children in Charge" instead of "The Adults in the Room". 

The public believes, the experts got the theory wrong.

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 19, 2017 at 1:09pm
Hm-mm, belay that "faith in democracy" thing; "trust in the voters" would have been better.
BTW, 'belay' is also Navy slang for 'correct that'.
Comment by tom sarbeck on May 19, 2017 at 12:47pm
Loren, you have too little faith in democracy. Some 20-24 years ago, So. Calif. voters gave Graham his demented wish. The school board's xian majority made such a mess that in the next election the voters corrected what they'd done.
 
 
 

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