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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

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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 Bertold Brautigan on May 23, 2017 at 12:44pm

Here's a lovely side-effect of our *45th unprecedency:

Trump Effect Inspires Radical Christians in Military


May 22, 2017
Nina Burleigh
[Raw Story] Posted with permission from Newsweek

Donald Trump’s election has led to such a steep rise in fundamentalist Christian evangelizing and religious bigotry in the U.S. armed forces that the matter is reaching the level of a “national security threat,” according to information shared exclusively with Newsweek by an organization that represents and advocates for secular and minority religious views in the military.

The number of complaints from servicemen and -women in the Army, Air Force, Marines and other service branches to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation has doubled in number since November 2016, according to lawyer Michael “Mikey” Weinstein, a former Air Force officer who founded the organization.

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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.

 
 
 

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