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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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Michael Hudson: How Private Debt Makes the Rich Richer

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joseph P on Friday. 4 Replies

Michael Hudson: How Private Debt Makes the Rich RicherMichael Hudson talks about the causes of inequality in the 21st century. He  summarizes the important theses from his new book "The Sector - Why Global Finance Is Destroying Us". for a symposium…Continue

Tags: capitalism, global, poverty, inequality, debt

Meet the Renegades Steve Keen

Started by Joan Denoo on Thursday. 0 Replies

Meet the Renegades Steve KeenSteve Keen’s, one of the very few economists, globally, perfectly predicted the 2007-08 financial crisis. Recently he predicted the Chinese economic downturn and the deflation…Continue

Tags: banks, lending, speculation, investment, crisis

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, No "New Normal"

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 21. 2 Replies

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, No "New Normal" *We have a * President-elect with enough electoral college votes to be POTUS with an …Continue

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 3, 2016 at 8:04pm

LOL, this was the best part, Bertold.

And if you think a fictional religion shouldn’t be granted any sort of legal recognition, feel free to explain why all the other ones qualify.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 3, 2016 at 6:44pm

The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is Now an Official Religion in the Netherlands

January 29, 2016 by Hemant Mehta

Congratulations, Dutch Pastafarians! The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is now an officially recognized religion in the Netherlands.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 1, 2016 at 6:06pm

Loren, that "debate" had me ROFL. Thanks.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 1, 2016 at 1:28pm

It would seem as though, despite Donald Trumps absence from the last Republican debate, that he WAS debating ... or at least talking to himself ... with the assistance of Stephen Colbert.  The thing is, though, when Donnie talks out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, bad things just HAVE to happen!

Check it out!

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 31, 2016 at 1:53am

|   I'm long past patience with the standoff.

Ruth, so are several others here.

And all of you have taken yourselves away from the task of solving the problem rationally.

Yeah, it feels good to express anger. One of the ways I do it, when I am not personally in danger, is to say "Damn! Damn! Damn!"

What were those childish but weaponized men doing that caused you all to feel personally endangered?

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on January 30, 2016 at 11:06pm
I was thinking gas grenades containing aerosolized sedative, such as fentanyl. I read the Russians did that with a terrorist mass hostage situation, with some deaths but I think most survived. With this much smaller situation, getting them antidote would be much faster than the Moscow mass hostage situation.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 30, 2016 at 10:43pm

Yup, that's crazy, Bertold. I'm long past patience with the standoff. A Swat team with nonlethal overwhelming power is needed. They could deliver tear gas and flash bangs by drone if they are worried about being shot. And dart them long range.

To change the subject:

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on January 27, 2016 at 8:16pm
Pat, I agree. i wonder if any other group took armed control of American lands and buildings, vandalized, stole vehicles, declared their own laws, and used the incident to foment further such activity, if our government woukd be so patient. Still, so far it doesnt look like Waco - just wacko - so maybe the patience is a good thing.
Comment by Pat on January 27, 2016 at 6:51pm

You'll forgive me if I don't mourn the death of a white trash, anti-American, racist and religious bigot. The late comedian Moms Mabley made the observation that if you are to talk about the dead, you should only say something good. 

LaVoy Finicum is dead. Good!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 27, 2016 at 2:23pm

Spot of crazy for lunch anyone?


A Nevada Republican compared slain rancher LaVoy Finicum to both Jesus and Moses in an over-the-top Facebook post.

Assemblywoman Shelly Shelton, a first-term Republican, heaped praise on Finicum — who was shot to death by law enforcement officers as they executed arrest warrants for the armed militants who took over a wildlife refuge in Oregon.

“In any given generation there are men who are willing to stand for what they believe,” Shelton said in a Facebook post. “Most of the time they are demonized and the uninformed are made to believe they are criminals.”

“From Moses who killed an Egyptian for abusing his people, to Jesus who died on a cross as a condemned criminal, many of those who operate outside the box and promote love and justice over the current form of government are treated as outcasts and many times murdered,” she added.

 
 
 

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