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

Tags: Reich, Robert, spending, taxes, welfare

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 7 hours ago

Why does the caravan of 7,000, mostly from Guatemala and Honduras, exist?

"How did it come to be?"

Does Trump have any idea of the history behind the failures of these people's governments? 

Does it matter to Trump that the U.S. policies set the framework for the failure of their economies and political structures? 

Trump said the flow of people contained “dangerous criminals!” 

What evidence does he have? 

"thousands of Central American migrants tried to cross the bridge be..., seeking safety up north.

"Guatemala provides a great case for how U.S. involvement has contributed to political instability and economic inequality in Central America."

This is a MUST READ article. Learn about the U.S. involvement in support of the destruction of democratically elected leaders and replacing them with despots. 

If you haven't read Naomi Klein's books, this is a good way to understand their history.

The chickens come home to roost.

Comment by Chris 11 hours ago

Paper money in other countries are different sizes.   As long as the largest bill fits in the billfold then it should work and be easy. Smaller denominations don't need to be much smaller.

Here in the States 20's, 10's, 5's and 1's  should be easy to manage within a billfold/wallet.

Of course if some one is going to cheat and rob then there isn't much that can be done. 

Comment by Chris 11 hours ago

On paper money and ADA aside from size, I suppose brail could be imbedded on the corners.

I'm not sure if I wrote that a local city representative called and left a message on my telephone answering machine asking me to vote for him. The end of the message he said "Don't forget to put a stamp on it."

That stressed me out because I didn't put a stamp on the envelope.  Locals I've spoken with about that were absent about the requirement.  Most I spoke with said they put stamps on the envelope.  I haven't  spoken with the  head of the Election Division.  

I'm glad I didn't because I dug up the  voters instructions that  says "Mailed through the US Postal Service in the postage paid envelope"

There's a guy I speak with who is a teachers aid at a middle school. He - like it was a race turned in his ballot the same day he received it.  He also thought he had to vote on every initiative, or his ballot wouldn't be counted.     Maybe I've (intentional lingual vernacular, for those grammar Nazi's) leaned him.

Are you moving Joan?

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?



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).




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