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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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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 12, 2018 at 10:44pm

Bertold & Grinning Cat, funny!

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 12, 2018 at 10:34pm

Adding a bit of religion into the mix:

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 8, 2018 at 12:07am

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2018 at 2:58am

I can't imagine a blind person trying to deal with paper money! 

I'm not sure different sizes would be very convenient for a sighted person. I wonder if there are billfolds designed for different sized bills? 

Would different sizes protect a blind person; I know they develop the sensitivity in their fingertips but is paper money unable to be duplicated? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2018 at 2:52am

Chris, did you see the photo of my home that I just sold? In case you didn't, here is the front entrance:

We put the ramp on to accommodate my Dad when he lived with the last seven years of his life. I never took it down and needed it when I became ill. 

Comment by Chris on November 7, 2018 at 12:10am

It may be costly to modify older houses. A friend of mine just had a concrete wheel chair ramp built  in fron of his house.

New private residences hopefully will be built to code allowing people with disabilities access.  One never knows when they may be in a wheel chair.

Public buildings  if not should have accessibiliby to hadicapped people.   My friend who had to drag himself up the stairs - that was in about 2002.  Hopefully it's gotten better everywhare.

I ask why paper money isn't made such that blind people can distinguish the denomination.    Other countries have different size bills (paper money). 

If you don't think some one would steal from a blind person you haven't been around much.

Comment by Chris on November 6, 2018 at 11:56pm

Other than when I lived in the small town voting at the firehouse - I enjoyed voting at the larger town - it wasn't the county seat but was fun to meet and greet my neighbors.

I think that part of voting is important and social.

I as others likely do talk about ballot measures and candidates.

However one should have most of the ballot and mind made up before arriving at the polling station.

People who have difficulty  with mobility, or transportation should be able to vote too.

How many states have mail in ballots?

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Joan,

I had a friend who was paralized from the waist down.  He had to get out of his weel chair and crawl up the stairs at a school he was attending and drag his chair up behind him.   When it was minus twenty degrees and icy it was more difficult for him.

He having to do that upset me.

The ADA with the change on paper money in my opinion should have accomidated people with vision problems.

The county cThis stuff upsourt house where I used to live wasn't accessable to people in wheel chairs. I heard people say things such as find someone to carry handicapped people up the stairs.

BECAUSE they didn't want to spend the money to put in an elevator.

This stuff upsets me.

I understand that a house with wide doors  and is fundamentally build for wheel chair access and others  with limited mobility is more valuable.

 (sorry for my rant).

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 6, 2018 at 3:42pm

As our society ages, hopefully, every community will make businesses, government offices, and voting places accessible by scooter & wheelchair. Even home designers take elder needs into account when creating plans. My old home (1911) had narrow, tall doors when we moved in and in our first remodel, we widened most doors. We were unable to make easy access through the front door. When L&L designed their first home, they designed it totally wheelchair friendly. Don did the same thing when he designed his home.

"The value of services provided by informal* caregivers has steadily increased over the last decade, with an estimated economic value of 

$470 billion in 2013,  

$450 billion in 2009, 

$375 billion in 2007. 

* informal caregiver—is an unpaid individual (for example, a spouse, partner, family member, friend, or neighbor) involved in assisting others with activities of daily living and/or medical tasks.

~ AARP Public Policy Institute. (2015). Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 ..."

 

Comment by Patricia on November 6, 2018 at 2:20pm

We are the home of Rick Hansen, the guy who wheelchaired around the world in 1985. He was a major force for getting things here chair accessible, but some of the older buildings are still difficult. All sidewalks are done, & most buildings are good now, but there are still a few that are just not do-able. Many have elevators, but they are too small for accommodating a scooter.

I can't walk more than a few feet & standing is impossible until I get that other hip done. Rick has osteoporosis & can't stand for long either.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 6, 2018 at 2:03pm

The local school where I vote is pretty accessible, no ramps necessary and no bumps bigger than on the average door sill.  If someone in a wheelchair or other device had to vote there, I don't expect they'd have any more problem than anywhere else and perhaps less so!

 
 
 

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