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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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Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

Started by Joan Denoo 16 hours ago. 0 Replies

Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealthIt's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.""sub-Saharan…Continue

Tags: corporations, tax-havens, repatriate, climate, change

Retaking State Legislation May Be Our Only Hope

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo 16 hours ago. 1 Reply

Andrew O’Hehir makes the point that,... the extreme and ingenious gerrymandering of congressional districts locked in by Republican state legislators after the 2010 census virtually guarantees a GOP House majority until the next census and at least…Continue

Tags: gerrymandering, symbolic thinking

Are We Monsters? (HuffPost – Neal Gabler)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo 6 hours ago. 38 Replies

Warner Brothers and Universal have both been dusting off an inventory of classic monsters — King Kong, Godzilla, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, etc. — which prompted New York Times film critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott to speculate whether this was a…Continue

Tags: Donald Trump, Joe Walsh, Jimmy Kimmel, monsters

Skepticism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius May 14. 7 Replies

We, you and I, claim to live in a democracy, a place where the rule of law stands higher than the rule of man. We believe such fallacies because that is what we learned in school, from the first time we stood tall and proud and repeated the "pledge…Continue

Tags: propaganda, tRump, manipulation, fraud, mendacity

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 15, 2017 at 1:29pm

SNL comic relief. The US may be going down the tubes, but we'll laugh for a while.

Comment by Joseph P on January 15, 2017 at 10:58am

Light BDSSM, sure, although I don't take it as far as dungeon play.  I only ever play the dom side, but I'm down for that, sure, if a girl is into it.

The discussion was already AT BDSSM, though.  ^.^  I only took it down roads that I'm definitely not into.  I have one or two odd quirks, but nothing I'm into involves furries, bestiality, any kind of body fluids, or anything else I brought up.  I've just had way too much exposure to people who make me look normal.

And yeah, I know that sexually aggressive, unwanted behavior is a common thing amongst politicians.  Wiener was just sufficiently indiscreet and incompetent about it to the point that he got caught at it.

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 14, 2017 at 3:30am
Joseph, for a moment I considered saying you took the thought to where you are, or to where you want to go, but realized that I too sometimes take analysis all the way to hell. And BDSM, of which I've done some, is endlessly variable.
A paperback titled A SEXUAL PROFILE OF MEN IN POWER by a shrink and a hired writer told the tale at length. Anthony Wiener is not an outlier.
Comment by Daniel W on January 13, 2017 at 10:18pm

Joseph:  Trump in a prison outfit would be even more hilarious.

Comment by Joseph P on January 13, 2017 at 8:33pm

And yes, I know that I'm seriously over-analyzing what was a throwaway comment from you, but once I was halfway through writing that, I figured to hell with it.

Comment by Joseph P on January 13, 2017 at 8:30pm

@Tom

It runs both ways.  Sometimes people's sexual inclinations are a direct parallel with their behavior outside of bed.  Sometimes it's a reversal.

I think that the role flipping is a minority occurrence, if anything.  It's just particularly noteworthy when it happens, since people find it amusing.  So, we stress it more, in popular media.

If I had to throw out random possibilities, I would guess that there could be something like a urination fetish going on with Trump, or something along those lines.  Going from what I've encountered, the urination thing is mostly a specific form that a humiliation fetish can take, rather than a fixation on the material, itself.  Although, of course, there could be some who focus on the material and aren't as influenced by the humiliation aspects.

I haven't exactly done a thorough polling of that community, since I don't really want to get that involved with them.  The whole bodily-fluid/bodily-waste thing is really not my scene.  Blood doesn't bother me, since it's a fairly clean fluid, and if you're already having sex with someone, then once everyone's tested, you're fine ... although it doesn't do anything for me.

Any other bodily-fluids, though?  Yeah, not happening.

It's sort of like the furry/bestiality crossover.  I know there's a whole lot of overlap, in terms of people who are into both, and while furries amuse me on a conceptual level, I really don't want to look too deeply into the crossover between that and bestiality, because ... eww.

Anyway, given how much of a kick that Trump got humiliating Christie and Romney, that seems like it would be his thing ... the urination thing, I mean.

... although, Trump in a furry outfit would be pretty hilarious.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 13, 2017 at 1:17pm

Didn't tRump say something about "draining the swamp"?... Toxic sludge flowing out of a pipe with Donald Trump's hair, eyebrows, collar, and tie (and there are bats flying out); while a crowd of people below, one wearing an American-flag 'USA' shirt, raise buckets to collect the brown drops

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 13, 2017 at 1:12pm

Two white-clad workmen outside the Oval Office, one with '44' on his cap removing an executive desk chair, the other with '45' on his cap bringing in a highchair

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 13, 2017 at 11:51am

Love the picture, Daniel and Grinning Cat.

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Comment by tom sarbeck on January 12, 2017 at 3:41am
The Trump-on-bottom pic maybe was NOT photoshopped. It's well known to D/S folk that many dominant men like to play the submissive in power exchange games AND PAY WELL TO DO SO. That Maher is playing the top is a stretch.
 
 
 

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