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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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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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Lies and Self-Contradictions "prove" Honesty

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 9. 1 Reply

Biden sounds like Trump Lite.Biden went from voting for the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 to defending gay rights in 2012. He supported the invasion in Iraq, then called it a mistake. He initially (in 1973) said he believed Roe v. Wade was wrongly…Continue

Tags: self-contradictions, lies, Joe Biden

Trump Ordered Border Agents To Break The Law

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 14. 4 Replies

Trump Ordered Border Agents To Break The Law Why do church members not confront Trump on his separation of families?Why do they not challenge him when he refuses to disclose…Continue

Tags: law, the, break

Private Jets

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Mar 12. 1 Reply

Private Jets are the paradigm of fossil fuel inequality and climate destruction.Donald Trump’s tax reform allowed individuals and companies to write off 100% of the cost of a new or used private jet against their federal taxes. For some plutocrats…Continue

Tags: inequality, private jets, climate destabilization

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Comment by Chris on May 25, 2019 at 11:20pm

Many may not remember movies from the 1930's about the guilded age. 

It would be interesting to produce a move about the modern guilded age.  People may be disgusted to see how the top 2500 richest people in the U.S. live - let alone the richest peopl in other contries live and behave.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on May 25, 2019 at 1:52am

Trump is the kind of president his cheering and laughing crowds want and need, and the kind of president the rest of us have.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 25, 2019 at 1:29am

The Aspiring Autocrat President* Is Making Moves

He made trouble down in the Florida Panhandle and started shoving the free press out the door of the White House.

BY CHARLES P. PIERCE

MAY 9, 2019

“You have hundreds and hundreds of people and you have two or three border security people that are brave and great — And don't forget, we don't let them and we can't let them use weapons. We can't. Other countries do. We can't. I would never do that. But how do you stop these people?" 

~ Trump 

“shoot them.” 

~ a rally attendee in the crowd shouted

“That’s only in the panhandle, can you get away with that statement." 

~ Trump said instead of condemning the remark

The crowd erupted in cheers and laughter — after another brief pause, 

“Only in the panhandle.”

~ Trump repeated

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a27422379/donald-tru...

Does this sound like the kind of President of the United States we want and need? 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 20, 2019 at 7:35pm

Quote from William Rivers Pitt:

Like Trump himself, American capitalism is largely about grand theft, smoke and mirrors, and screwing over most everyone whose bank balance doesn’t have nine zeroes to the left of the decimal. Virtually none of it is real, and yet it squats over the landscape like some noisome toad, seemingly inescapable, all the while creating profitable strife and lucrative disorder. 

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Comment by Loren Miller on May 8, 2019 at 9:41pm

Joan, thinking about the god of Graham and Pence and Sanders that your quote cited, I have to throw in the following:

You know your god is man-made when he hates all the same people you do.
-- from Usenet

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 8, 2019 at 11:02am

Seems like EVERYONE is running for the Democratic nomination. (Bernie 2020 campaign headquarters, with Sanders on the phone next to a board with polling results showing Biden, Sanders, Warren, Harris, Buttigieg, Beto, Booker, Capt. Millionaire & his wife 'etc., etc., etc.'; an aide tells him, 'Guess what?' Headline on the TV overhead, showing 'LIVE' news: TRUMP TO ALSO RUN AS A DEMOCRAT.)

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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 12, 2019 at 2:19am

@Chris, the Vicky Ward interview was like watching a bad movie of the rich and famous, making me sick at heart that our nation, represented by these unsavory creatures, even exist. If a movie is made of this crowd, I will be looking somewhere else. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 12, 2019 at 12:31am

Bertold, I like the Pavlovitz essay and add this quote:

"People deserve a God who is bigger than Franklin Graham’s God and Mike Pence’s God and Sarah Huckabee’s God. Their God is small and terrified—and it suspiciously resembles them.

”People deserve a God who so loves the world, not a God who believes in America First; whose creation begin without divides and borders and walls, because there is only a single, interdependent community.”

~ John Pavlovitz

Comment by Chris on April 10, 2019 at 8:27am

The following link is may be of interest to some about  charicter and moral compass.

After Words with Vicky Ward

Investigative reporter Vicky Ward reported on the careers of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump and their roles in the Trump administration. She’s interviewed by former New York Observer Editor in Chief Elizabeth Spiers.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?459078-1/after-words-vicky-ward

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on March 29, 2019 at 5:14pm

When, since Lincoln’s assassination, has the GOP had an ethical and moral compass?

1) After 1900 when TR was president and populists enacted several progressive laws.

2) In the mid-1960s when Eastern moderates helped the Dems enact civil rights laws.

Source: Heather Cox Richardson’s ironically-named history of the Party, “To Make Men Free”.

 
 
 

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