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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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Reps. Huffman, Raskin, McNerney, & Kildee Launch Congressional Freethought Caucus (Congressman Jared Huffman)

Started by Loren Miller May 7. 0 Replies

Washington, D.C.- Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), and Dan Kildee (D-MI) announced the launch of the Congressional Freethought Caucus to promote sound public policy based on reason, science, and moral…Continue

Tags: Congress, atheism, Congressional Freethought Caucus

James Howard Kunstler: The Coming Economy Of "Less"

Started by Joan Denoo Mar 23. 0 Replies

James Howard Kunstler: The Coming Economy Of "Less"3:40 "I think what is really going on, what's sort of behind the insanity of this, is the very…Continue

Tags: rational, analysis, herd-emotion, mendacity, America

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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 6, 2018 at 4:50pm

Tom, you correctly call my attention my eroneous statement of America being a democracy, it never was, is not, and never will be. 

I wrote a response to you, but alas, it evaporated into thin air. That happens to me a lot these days; I have too many articles languishing in the composition stage, and I don't finish them. 

The U.S. is a constitutional republic.

According to Anglointo

Atheist Nexus members living in the top five Democracies (if my count is correct)

1. Norway 16 

2. Iceland 0

3. Sweden 16

4. New Zealand 22

5. Denmark 12

I wonder which one of these countries would be the easiest to which to migrate?

I'm sick of U.S. politics. As my dear friend from China reminds me, "new government same old government."

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 6, 2018 at 4:26pm

I have a dream, that in my lifetime I will see more countries ending dependence on fossil fuels and turning to renewable, sustainable fuels. The "electrification of the U.S." was the push during my younger years; may my elder years see non-fossil fuels as our primary energy source. 

"In this past March, Portugal not only generated enough electricity from renewables to power the whole country for the whole month, it actually produced extra electricity this way. Portugal is constructing an underwater cable to export green electricity to Morocco, and hopes to strengthen the links of its grid to Spain and France. But the important thing is that Portugal, a country of over 10 million people, may soon regularly avoid burning fossil fuels for making electricity nationally. 100% renewables are becoming normal."

Three Countries Show How Near a 100% Green Grid Is

Comment by tom sarbeck on April 6, 2018 at 1:07am

@Joan - ...no longer a democracy, ....

Hey, America has NEVER BEEN a democracy!

The Federalists saw democracy as mob rule. Not wanting that, they created a plutocractic oligarchy (rule by a wealthy few).

Further, by calling themselves Federalists instead of Centralists (wanting a strong central government), they gave their opponents the disadvantage of a negative name: anti-Federalists.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 5, 2018 at 7:46pm

By Sean Illing

This revealing book shows the role Putin and Russia play in our modern political life. By exploitation of Trump and the U.S. people, Putin works to make the U.S. government weaker and thus gain more power for Russian interests. 

The two major dysfunctions in a society are 

“the politics of inevitability” and

 “the politics of eternity.” 

Inevitability promises a better future for everyone.

Eternity consists of a cyclical story of victimhood. 

In either case, no one is responsible!

(Emphasis mine)

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 5, 2018 at 4:36pm

Timothy Snyder, one of a growing number of people who define the policies and practices of a government gone totally off track. No longer a democracy, if we ever achieved that goal, no longer a republic, we surely never reached that objective, and never a free society, there exists serious doubt if the U.S. could, can or will reach any of those noble ends. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 5, 2018 at 2:13pm

Always love a new word! Timothy Snyder on

Sadopopulism: how America can be governed without policy and with pain. A guide to the logic of the Senate tax plan.

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 4, 2018 at 8:17pm

Jimmy Kimmel had three spelling bee winners compete in a "Make America Grate Again" spelling bee, a challenging, "presidential" one where the contestants tried to spell word not as the "liberal, leftist" dictionary does, but as Donald Trump did in actual tweets.

The winner ended up receiving a very appropriate prize!

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 4, 2018 at 7:26pm

An ad for a medicine to treat TIAD (Trump Induced Anxiety Disorder):

The Impeachara website is real -- Impeachara boxes are now available without a prescription, as are Make Impeachment Great Again hats and other products. Various T-shirts from Teespring support Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on March 20, 2018 at 11:59pm

Joan, you've been studying physics?

I'm impressed.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2018 at 11:44pm

 
 
 

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