Politics, Economics, and Religion


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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Welfare? Who pays into the pot more than they get out? Who takes out more ?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Wednesday. 6 Replies

Welfare? Who benefits? Who pays? “Residents of “blue” states send more tax money to Washington than they get back in federal help, while residents of “red” states send less money to Washington than they get back in federal help.”  For  every tax…Continue

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Democrat vs. Republican

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 12. 2 Replies

The central U.S. opened like a fissure, threatening a volcanic eruption spewing out hate clothed in white supremacist ideology, spreading its deadly gases over the land. Officials tossed out legitimate voter registrations, closed down voting places,…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 6, 2018 at 1:55pm

I vote by mail. 

Patricia, I am happy to learn that a neighbor drove you to vote at an easier site for you to manage. 

Does your town have easy access for motorized chairs and handicapped? Spokane had a drive many years ago to make wheelchair access at all intersections. It started downtown and now the neighborhoods even have easy access for handicapped. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 6, 2018 at 1:48pm

Chris, thanks for the article, Voting Methods.  I'll read it after chores & look forward to its information. 

Comment by Patricia on November 6, 2018 at 1:33pm

Our polling place is always one of the elementary schools, & although they have a ramp up to the doors, the scooters can't get over the step & into the gym. Neither of us can stand much anymore so being in lines is not go. We can vote by mail, or in our recent mayor vote, the neighbours drove us to city hall for pre-voting.....no steps, stairs, & no waiting.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 6, 2018 at 1:14pm

No doubt, Patricia, and I'm sure Canada has similar mechanisms for non-in-person voting, which you no-doubt take advantage of!  [grin!]

Comment by Patricia on November 6, 2018 at 1:05pm

Its different if disabled.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 6, 2018 at 12:28pm

I guess I'm a traditionalist.  I enjoy going to the polls, marking my ballot, and putting it into the scanner, as I have since I moved here in 2009.  It's been at least 20 years since the one time I had to resort to an absentee ballot, on an occasion when I knew I was going to be out of town during a major election, but that was the exception and not the rule for me.  Certainly, voting by mail and early voting are beneficial, and I have no doubt but that many people take advantage of those mechanisms who might not otherwise vote.

I guess I just like the old way ... and yeah, I did, about 8:40 this morning!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 6, 2018 at 10:47am

We can mail our ballots in, but the county also puts out collection boxes specifically for ballots, and they can be returned there for no charge.

Comment by Chris on November 6, 2018 at 9:11am

Why aren't mail in ballots available everywhere?

B.T.W.  no postage to return the ballot should be required.

Postage to return the ballot is in effect a "Poll Tax."

On a side note that's another reason why the Post Office is fundementimentally governmental.

Imagine if the Rupert Murdock company controlled the mail.

Comment by Chris on November 6, 2018 at 8:58am

Being from a really small town of about three thousand people prior to mail in ballots I had to wait outside a firehouse in the snow (perhaps approaching freezing 0 F). I waited in line after work for a couple of hours. There was a guy in line in front of me still looking and deciding what to vote for.

I became upset after getting inside the building while watching the guy at the booth for about a half hour deciding what and who to vote for.

I wonder if that Ass Hole was intentianally holding up the line and booth to prevent the rest of us who afterwork only had a few hours to cast our ballot.

 More than likely is was fucking stupid.  It's difficult to tell. As I recall the polls closed at 9:00 PM.  I was about to throw that M/F out of the booth.

I, not really sure howhow the polls worked there.  They should have stayed open until the last person left. A couple of squatters likely could have sat at the booth all day untill there was a civil uprising.

One day voting and other methods are used to prevent the electorate from contributing to the democratic process.

On the other or same hand, I know a guy who apparently thinks mail in ballots are a race. He mailed his ballot in the same day he received it. He also told me that he though he had to vote for every candididate and ballot measure. The sad thing is that guy teaches middle school school students.

Comment by Chris on November 6, 2018 at 8:33am

There are better ways of voting and determining the outcome of an election than is currently used.

Voting Methods

It isn't as difficult as the link may seem.

Rank voting is a good idea.

I understand it's used in San Francisco, Oakland, and Richmond California, U.S.A.

I read that about 1% are errors. At the national level the election cycle never ends.

Being from a small town I enjoyed going to the polling place, however I think mail in ballots are better.

The Gore vs. GWB election showed me that the Supremes somehow destroyed democracy. 

There was time to redo the Florida election.


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