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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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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

Economics and Community values as to real estate owned by religious groups

Started by jlaz. Last reply by jlaz Mar 20. 6 Replies

I've been wondering off and on for a long time as to two inter-related (as I see it) issues: 1) evolving how people find community interaction when they want it. 2) real estate values of Churches and similar. 1) So, what I mean by the first is…Continue

California Deregulation as Foreshadow

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 8. 0 Replies

How the Energy Boys Fucked Over CaliforniaEven partial deregulation of the electricity market was a nightmare for California.In 2000 and…Continue

Tags: deregulation

More Pieces Of Donald Trump Russia Dossier Check Out (Rachel Maddow)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joseph P on Tuesday. 6 Replies

Originally when I first heard that there may have been a relationship between the Trump campaign and the Russians who were hacking the DNC and John Podesta, I wasn't sure whether to take those reports seriously.  With the information supplied here…Continue

Tags: John Podesta, Rachel Maddow, Russians, hacking, Drumpf

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Comment by Grinning Cat on Thursday

Once tRump is gone, what do we do about a President Pence?

Anyway, about more immediate news...

Neil Gorsuch during his confirmation hearings, being asked “...and what’s your stance on receiving stolen goods?..” as he holds an empty Supreme Court justice’s seat labeled “PROPERTY OF MERRICK GARLAND”

Comment by Joseph P on Thursday

Well, this is interesting:

US Officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/22/politics/us-officials-info-suggests-t...

President Pence, anyone?  What do you think it will take for the Republican congress to begin impeachment proceedings?

Comment by Joan Denoo on Wednesday

Thank you, Loren 

Comment by tom sarbeck on Wednesday
After Sen. Whitehouse, the Dems have to oppose this nominee. Thanks, Loren.
Comment by Loren Miller on Wednesday

For those who may be dreading the hearings associated with the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, please know that there is at least one senator who is holding the nominee's feet to the fire and brilliantly so: one Sheldon Whitehouse:

Comment by Joan Denoo on Tuesday

This article is relatively old, written before the election,

but it addresses the Southern Strategy and its long-range consequences. 

"Dems can launch what Howard Dean called for in 2005: a 50-state strategy that runs on liberating issues. Instead of ignoring GOP bigotry, the Democratic ticket can promise to challenge it on every front and attack reactionary Republicans who try to impose the past on voters.

Above all, Democrats should demand that Tea Party rebels explain why they are in league with a party that intends to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security in order to finance more tax cuts for billionaires. As Scott Lilly suggested, if common folks ever understand the corrupt nature of the Republican coalition, we will see a popular rebellion that makes the present chaos look like, well, a tea party."

~ William GreiderOCTOBER 12, 2015

Why Today’s GOP Crackup Is the Final Unraveling of Nixon’s ‘Southern Strategy’

Tea Party rebels are exposing the deep rifts between country-club elites and social-issue hard-liners.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Tuesday

Grinning Cat, your comics make me laugh, for once. The news is so grim, I appreciate a grim-relief of any kind. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on Tuesday

The GOP budget eliminates a lot. Here are TRUMP'S NEW PROGRAMS - No more Meals on Wheels, but FEELS ON WHEELS available in the presidential limo (Trump: “I will help all the needy ladies.”) - Chemical Safety Board, which prevents industrial disasters, replaced with a Twitter feed (“@ChemicalSafetyUSA: Only LOSERS have accidents!” “@ChemicalSafetyUSA: Bunsen the Safety Bear sez: [cartoon of flaming bear in lab coat and eye shield] 'Fire hurts!'” - With PBS defunded, Sesame Street replaced with SESAME GULAG (cartoon: Mr. Snuffleupagus breaking rocks in a prison camp, thinking “Sigh.”) - Americorps to be replaced with AMERICORPSE (cartoon: dead Uncle Sam, flies buzzing overhead)(via Alternet. click to enlarge)

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 20, 2017 at 5:53pm

Couple seeing the “Trump Budget” plane overhead, “They’ve got new rules for drone strikes...” Surrounding them on the ground, a university or lab building labeled “Research”, an ambulance labeled “Health”, a forest labeled “Environment”, a domed telescope labeled “Science”, a statue labeled “Arts”, and a (presumably school) building labeled “Education”.

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 20, 2017 at 3:23pm

Take my $1.37 - I want my PBS. (etc.) Found on Twitter via Steve Silberman; similar quotes are all over Facebook, Tumblr, etc.

Take my $1.37… I want my PBS. Take my $.46… I am all for federal funding of art programs. Take my $.46… I love my museums, colleges, and libraries. Take my $.11… I support developing minority businesses. Take my $.66… I am for entrepreneurship and innovation. Take my $1.60… I want us to export more goods overseas. Take my $0.43… I would like to see more American manufacturing. Take my $0.88… I think community policing needs vast improvement. Take my $1.48… I support programs for women. Take my $1.55… I believe in due process for all. Take my $0.48… We need a civil rights division in the justice department. Take my $0.38… I think we need to defend our Mother Earth. Take my $0.03… I know more work needs to be done for climate change. Take my $8.95… because we need more sustainable energy. Take my $2.71… we should reduce our carbon footprint. If saving these programs means I’m out $22.36 a year, I’m good. Now give me back the $575 I pay to keep the war machine running and the $368 I pay in corporate welfare to Big Oil and Walmart.(click to enlarge; copy and paste into Notepad, etc. to get plain text)

 
 
 

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