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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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Widening Inequality Combined with Modest Growth

Started by Joan Denoo 16 hours ago. 0 Replies

"The author, Benjamin M. Friedman, argues that inequality, combined with only modest growth, can have grave moral consequences. History suggests that, in the past, a rising standard of living has promoted tolerance for others, commitment to economic…Continue

Tags: stagnation, democracy, autocracy, opportunity, intolerance

Are Republicans quashing protest in order to establish a police state?

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Saturday. 2 Replies

A dangerous and disturbing trend:Republican lawmakers at the state level—often with the backing of police unions ... in at least 11 states ... have either introduced or threatened to introduce bills that make it more dangerous or costly to attend…Continue

Tags: authoritarianism, totalitarianism, police state, Republican Party, GOP

Things to thank the current Republican president* for

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Friday. 4 Replies

[Written by Susan Keller; shared more than 29,000 30,000 times on Facebook.]I can't believe I'm saying this, but it looks like Trump is actually making…Continue

Tags: president, 45, education, subscriptions, journalism

GET READY FOR THE FIRST SHOCKS OF TRUMP’S DISASTER CAPITALISM Naomi Klein January 24 2017

Started by Joan Denoo on Thursday. 0 Replies

WE ALREADY KNOW that the Trump administration plans to deregulate markets, wage all-out war on “radical Islamic terrorism,” trash climate science and unleash a fossil-fuel frenzy. It’s a vision that can be counted on to generate a tsunami of crises…Continue

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Comment by Grinning Cat on Friday

Another take on 45*... given his totalitarian tendencies, the comparison is quite justified; Godwin's law doesn't apply here.'45' drawn in black on a white background at an angle, resembling a Nazi swastika, inside a red 'no' or 'prohibited' circle-slash

Comment by Grinning Cat on Friday

Where are TRUMP products made? (picture of Donald Trump on a gilded throne, with arrows calling out various items:) Furniture made in Turkey; suits made in Mexico; ties made in China; foreign policy made in Russia (with Vladimir Putin brandishing a folder labeled “DOSSIEЯ - D. TЯUMP”, i.e. “DOSSIER - D. TRUMP” in faux-Cyrillic, with Cyrillic letter Ya, which looks like a backwards R, replacing R)

Comment by Loren Miller on Friday

 Keith Olbermann has released one of his calmest yet most on-point op-eds of this debacle:



Trump Must Go.

Comment by Idaho Spud on Thursday

Good article Bertold.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Thursday

Thanks, Bertold Brautigan

Theology: An effort to explain the unknowable by putting it into terms of the not worth knowing.

--H.L. Mencken

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Thursday

A very timely essay from Benjamin Corey--

America Isn’t Growing Hostile Towards Christians, It’s Growing Hostile Towards Religious Bullies.

[Patheos]

Comment by Grinning Cat on Wednesday

Trickle down economics - How we’re told it works (bottle pouring wine into the top glass of a pyramid of six; the wine spills over and completely fills the other five glasses) - What actually happens (bottle pouring wine into the top glass of a pyramid of six; the wineglass keeps expanding and expanding, and the other five glasses remain empty)(Of course, after the revelations concerning Russian prostitutes, our Republican PEEOTUS gives other meanings to the term as well!)

Comment by Joseph P on February 21, 2017 at 6:28pm

After these last few months, I don't blame them for mocking us.  There was this, back before the election, when seemed like there was no way in hell that Trump was going to happen:

Comment by Daniel W on February 21, 2017 at 3:06pm

I was at a protest today - posted some pics in the forum.  I thought about starting a chant, but (a) I'm too introverted and (b) couldn't get it right.  Something like "Vladimir and Donald, sittin' in a tree.  K-i-s-s-i-n-g. First comes love, then a little shower, then comes Russia, with all their power"  but I don't like that last part yet.

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 21, 2017 at 12:50pm

"Here’s a political cartoon from the Netherlands. The whole world can see our President has been compromised by Putin & they’re mocking us."A Trojan horse with Donald Trump's head has landed next to the Statue of Liberty, and Russian soldiers climb out. (Jonathan Riley on Twitter)

 
 
 

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