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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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Many evangelicals favor Trump because he is not Clinton

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Sep 23. 4 Replies

 Many evangelicals favor Trump because he is not ClintonDuring the campaign, many observers have expressed…Continue

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176 Shocking Things Donald Trump Has Done This Election (Keith Olbermann)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by tom sarbeck Sep 15. 3 Replies

It is not news to most of us that Donald John Trump (hereinafter referred to as "Drumpf") may be the most disastrous thing to hit American politics since the junior senator from Wisconsin of roughly 70 years ago.  He has been one of many such…Continue

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Left Forum 2013, Workplace Democracy part 1

Started by Joan Denoo Sep 6. 0 Replies

Left Forum 2013, Workplace Democracy part 1Workplace Democracy, talks by Richard Wolff and Gar Alperovitz at the 2013 Left Forum, June 9, 2013,…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on Saturday

Bertold, that piece by Pierce on Cruz, presents a funny/tragic figure.

I don't remember the reference to McCain's daughter in 2004. The only thing I found was her public displays of sexuality and being in a lesbian relationship. Yes, that would be a problem for McCain and his ambition. 

Pierce surely knows how to select words that evoke powerful images. 

"an abject spasm of hilarious self-abnegation as we saw from Tailgunner Ted Cruz, fearless fighter for the Constitution, dauntless soldier of the living Christ, and marshmallow-spined careerist."

That is funny, especially looking at Cruz's less than handsome face. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 24, 2016 at 1:34pm

Mr. Pierce on Ted Cruz's endorsement of Drumph:

Finally, Something to Laugh About in This Godforsaken Campaign

Not since 2008, when John McCain sucked up to the same forces that had soaked his young daughter in calumny four years earlier, have we seen such an abject spasm of hilarious self-abnegation as we saw from Tailgunner Ted Cruz, fearless fighter for the Constitution, dauntless soldier of the living Christ, and marshmallow-spined careerist. There hasn't been much to laugh about in this godforsaken campaign, but I'm rolling on the floor over this one. What an absolute coward. What a comic fraction of a statesman. What a pocket-sized imitation of a United States Senator.
Comment by tom sarbeck on September 21, 2016 at 1:13am

In San Francisco several decades ago, new stadium opponents called it "sports socialism".

Too few of us protest.

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 21, 2016 at 12:20am

And how many new stadiums and arenas all over the nation were supported with tax dollars, while many public schools struggle?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 20, 2016 at 9:15pm

New Minnesota Vikings stadium construction cost more than NASA's tr...

Capitalist priorities.

The construction of the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium is a more costly project than the space probe NASA sent to Pluto. The Vikings' new home, recently christened U.S. Bank Stadium, cost $1 billion, while the New Horizon satellite project, a 10-year voyage spanning the solar system, cost only $720 million.
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 20, 2016 at 6:44pm

Grinning Cat, I read that post and by the end of it I intended to look up Brian Bilston and tell him what I think has happened and why and what needs to happen, with a few "My Goodnesses!" thrown in for emphasis.

Then I read, "(now read from bottom to top)" and I realized I did not need to give my lecture, he knows what we need to start thinking and why it is in our best interest to do. Well, he didn't name many specific things we simply have to do, but he wrote enough to know we need fundamental changes

OK, brainstorming now: 

*Speak out when we hear blaming and scapegoating; 

*A person born in a particular country may be a citizen of that country. However, he or she is also a human who may have potential. Is he or she poor because they are not ambitious or because they lack opportunity?

*Why are people running from their birthplaces? Because of war, injustices, little chance, fear/or disgust of corrupt leadership?

*Stop building walls, put an end to wars and violence; 

*Make work projects of repairing the war damages, including the health of the people who would flee, rebuild homes, businesses, and infrastructure of each community.  

*Require workers be paid a living wage, with the intent of a home in every family and "a chicken in every pot"; I know this statement is a fallacy because it promises and does not demonstrate how to pull it off or provide an opportunity to create their food forests.  If we need to repair all those homes, start food plots at every residence, teach people how to grow their vegetables and fruits and proteins it will get people involved in building their futures.   

*Realize that each of us could have been born into a family and place that did not provide they inquiring mind and how to think of alternatives that might work. 

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on September 20, 2016 at 6:06pm
Effect of cellphone polling on last presidential election. Big factor and demographic effect.

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/obamas-lead-loo...
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 20, 2016 at 5:51pm

Nice, GC - thanx for posting.

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 20, 2016 at 5:32pm

(Maybe this should go in "Pathways for taking in refugees?"... but it's broadly applicable here too.)

Refugees

They have no need of our help
So do not tell me
These haggard faces could belong to you or me
Should life have dealt a different hand
We need to see them for who they really are
Chancers and scroungers
Layabouts and loungers
With bombs up their sleeves
Cut-throats and thieves
They are not
Welcome here
We should make them
Go back to where they came from
They cannot
Share our food
Share our homes
Share our countries
Instead let us
Build a wall to keep them out
It is not okay to say
These are people just like us
A place should only belong to those who are born there
Do not be so stupid to think that
The world can be looked at another way

(now read from bottom to top)

(Brian Bilston)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 29, 2016 at 11:17am
We need to wake up to propaganda.

Hear,Hear!

 
 
 

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