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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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The Profit Motive and the Election Motive Intersect.

Started by tom sarbeck Sep 12. 0 Replies

Who has not heard the term 'profit motive'?'Election motive' may be a neologism, a newly-coined word.The former moves capitalists; the latter moves politicians.The SCOTUS in the 1970s held that money is speech. In 2010 SCOTUS held that corporations…Continue

Tags: money, speech, corruption, SCOTUS, politicians

Tax Cuts for the Rich Help the Rich, Not You

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 14. 3 Replies

Tax Cuts for the Rich Help the Rich, Not You"Big money will pull out all the stops to sell you a tax plan that exclusively benefits the wealthy. Don’t buy…Continue

Tags: TV, economy., just, and, newspaper

Porque?

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by tom sarbeck Sep 13. 8 Replies

How is it that Joe Arpaio deserves a pardon and dreamers don't?Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on May 23, 2017 at 7:41am

Tom, Well, both. You ask a fair question. 

I like the news on RT, it reports alternative news of the US and world.  Every newscast has its bias. 

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 23, 2017 at 2:42am
Joan, have you viewed and evaluated RT, or are you remembering American Cold War propaganda?
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 23, 2017 at 2:20am

@Daniel, your cautionary tale holds true when it comes to RT. I can't find your quote, but the gist was that a Russian TV station is a propaganda machine. I hope you can remember and repeat it here. 

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 23, 2017 at 12:44am
There were social studies then?
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 23, 2017 at 12:33am

>Who lies more, American TV or Russian TV?

They didn't cover that in social studies class.

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 23, 2017 at 12:15am
If those are Russia's active measures, what do we call the measures America has been using since the Monroe Doctrine? First the native Americans, then the South and Central Americans, then Russian communists, now the world. Oh, and always the American working class.

A few weeks ago Rachel seemed surprised that RT exists. Who lies more, American TV or Russian TV?
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 22, 2017 at 11:28pm

Today’s Russia hearings actually revealed something new and important

[WAPO]

According to Watts (who was backed up by other witnesses who testified), the Russians have been using “active measures,” which are built on propaganda tactics that date back to Soviet times, to spread disinformation, fear, confusion, and chaos in multiple democratic countries, including the United States.

These efforts include the use of visible Kremlin propaganda outlets, such as RT and Sputnik, to publish false news stories and conspiracy theories. Russian actors then deploy social media bots to spread these false stories far and wide. In the U.S., Watts said, the goal has been to provoke the Trump into repeating them or retweeting them to his millions of followers.

>the goal has been to provoke the Trump into repeating them or retweeting them to his millions of followers.

Well, we know THAT would never work.

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.
 
 
 

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