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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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New Rule: What Would a Dick Do? (Bill Maher)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 11. 4 Replies

Lead bullets?  Asbestos?!?  Rolling back mileage requirements that the automobile industry had already agreed to???  Such moves aren't just stupid or pandering to the corporate state, they are, to put it succinctly, DICK MOVES, put into motion by…Continue

Tags: move, dick, president, Drumpf, Donald Trump

Your private internet history up for sale, thanks to Republicans

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 30. 21 Replies

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives will be considering passed S.J.Res. 34, a bill to repeal the FCC's protections for internet privacy, as early…Continue

Tags: regulatory capture, corporate capture

The phony "freedoms" Republicans promise

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 20. 5 Replies

That's the title of Neil Buchanan's article in Newsweek (complete with irrelevant autoplaying video), reprinted from Justia's Verdict site where it has the title "…Continue

Tags: minimum wage, anti-abortion, anti-choice, scams, civil rights

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Comment by Joan Denoo on Thursday

I agree, Stacey R.  about Grinning Cat's Rothkopf quote. He has a way of hitting the bulls' eye especially when it comes to politics. 

If tRump appealed to people's emotions, their fears, anxieties, depressions, and grief to gain their support, we could do the same things for the same reasons. People have legitimate feelings of being unheard and unseen. 

Well, we can hear and see just as well as tRump and his ilk can. We can reveal the real causes of our failed economy, agriculture, U.S. production, and loss of jobs. These are real factors, and they all compound the out of control CO2 that threatens us all. 

Their fear comes from legitimate unsolved problems and if there is anyone who can do better than those of us who base our concerns on real factors have a higher probably of solving them.

Comment by Stacey R. on Wednesday
Thanks Grinning Cat foe the Rothkopf quote. I think that really hits the nail on the head. It's been stated by many observers that Trump won because he appealed to people's emotions, This is a good explanation of exactly why people continue to support him.
Comment by Idaho Spud on Wednesday

I very much like the latest Thinking Atheist video, called "Does religion poison everything?"  Seth Andrews talked about a very religious wedding he went to a few weeks ago, where the bride was told to submit to her husband.  I thought of Joan's life story when I heard that.

David Silverman gave his take on the subject and said yes, religion does poison everything.  I liked his reasoning on the subject.

The other thing I liked was David Silverman saying he's sure that after Trump and his gang go down, a lot of religious people will rethink their religion supporting such an ass.  A positive message of hope, that perked-up my attitude.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTs4XqKxm-8&feature=em-uploademail

Comment by Grinning Cat on Wednesday

I'm back, with another graphic!

“Donald Trump, champion and avatar of the shallow state, has won power because HIS SUPPORTERS ARE THREATENED BY WHAT THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND, AND WHAT THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND IS ALMOST EVERYTHING. Indeed, from evolution to data about our economy to the science of vaccines to the threats we face in the world, THEY REJECT VAST SUBJECTS ROOTED IN FACT in order to have reality conform to their worldviews. They don’t dig for truth; they skim the media for anything that makes them feel better about themselves. TO MANY OF THEM, KNOWLEDGE IS NOT A USEFUL TOOL BUT A CUNNING BARRIER ELITES HAVE CREATED TO KEEP POWER FROM THE AVERAGE MAN AND WOMAN.” David Rothkopf, Professor of International Relations and Political Science (logo in corner: Political News Review; allcaps represent blue highlighted text)

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2017 at 2:08am

I like your cartoons, Ruth! They reflect 45's cabinet and the U.S.'s nuclear history.  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 21, 2017 at 10:22pm
Comment by Loren Miller on April 18, 2017 at 5:22pm

[sigh] Sadly, Ruth, the difference between the cabinet pictured there and Drumpf's is so small, I doubt it's worth mentioning.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 18, 2017 at 5:14pm
Comment by Loren Miller on April 18, 2017 at 9:00am

Bertold, I never saw The Handmaid's Tale start to finish, but I saw enough of it to recognize it for the potentially prescient piece that it was.  The only reason why I don't think such a future will be fully realized is because there is a sufficient number of people out there who would perceive its symptoms and call them out and those who would resist in response.

That said, would there be ENOUGH people resisting?  Good question, it shows you're interested.  If there are no other questions, class is dismissed!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 18, 2017 at 8:26am

Margaret Atwood Reflects on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’


People have said when they read The Handmaid’s Tale that it could never happen here. But the fact of the matter is it has happened here.

BY THERESA RILEY | APRIL 14, 2017

[Moyers & Company]

(Includes video and text of Atwood's conversation with Bill Moyers)

 
 
 

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