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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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80% Stock Market Crash To Strike in 2017, Economist Warns

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joseph P 21 hours ago. 8 Replies

80% Stock Market Crash To Strike in 2017, Economist Warns“A $68 trillion ‘Biblical’ collapse is poised to wipe out millions of…Continue

Tags: overvalued, stocks, economic, crash

Nonviolent Resistance is All That's Left

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 14. 0 Replies

Chris Hedges says our institutions were already hollowed out by corporate elites, so  "A sustained, nationwide popular uprising of nonviolent obstruction and noncooperation is the only weapon left to save the republic."…Continue

Tags: mistaking vulgarity for courage, corporate elites, rise of US totalitarianism, nonviolent obstruction, democratic institution credibility

Steve Bannon Believes The Apocalypse Is Coming And War Is Inevitable (Huffington Post)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 9. 12 Replies

WASHINGTON ― In 2009, the historian David Kaiser, then a professor at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, got a call from a guy named Steve Bannon. Bannon wanted to interview Kaiser for a documentary he was making based on the work of…Continue

Tags: apocalypse, Steve Bannon, president, Drumpf, Donald Trump

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Comment by Grinning Cat on October 25, 2016 at 11:38am

On another note: this bit of "Engrish" -- or the English part of it, anyway -- should be posted inside every voting booth!

(Chinese text above English) DO NOT DUMB HERE. NOT DUMB AREA HERE.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 25, 2016 at 11:02am

Daniel, do you have the hots for Doris the Dominatrix?

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 25, 2016 at 10:58am

Very true, Daniel! Realizing that this one real world is all we've got is no guarantee of moral behavior towards one's fellow human beings on this rock!

Comment by Daniel W on October 25, 2016 at 10:47am

GC, nice quotation.

Not wanting to be contrarian, but I dont think being atheist is any kind of guarantee of not being a tyrant.  True, she or he is aware this is life's only chance and with no reward or promise for a bucolic bovine future.  But they are also constricted only by their own conscience and ethics  and ambitions.  I've known narcisstic atheists who I thought would have no problem grinding up their "not one of us" perceived competetors or human speedbumps on the road to career Valhalla, and made into Alpo.  Why am I now wanting to see if Netflix carries "Eating Raul"?

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 25, 2016 at 10:10am

A comment that has nothing to do with the orange vulgarian, for a change: :-)

“I want an avowed atheist in the White House. When time comes to push that button, I want whoever’s making that decision to understand that once it’s pushed, it’s over. Finito. They’re not gonna have lunch with Jesus. Won’t be deflowering 72 virgins on the great shag carpet of eternity, or reincarnated as a cow. I want someone making that decision who believes life on this Earth isn’t just a dress rehearsal for something better--but the only shot we get.” --Quentin R. Bufogle

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 22, 2016 at 11:36am

Humongous is one of my favorite words also.  It makes me smile.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 22, 2016 at 11:35am

I didn't think about trump followers being in a cult, but it sounds like it could be.

Comment by Joseph P on October 22, 2016 at 9:31am

I dunno.  His faculties seem to mostly be intact, from what I've seen.  He's just narcissistic to the extreme, and he's had so much soft-handling on his show and in his business ventures that his perception of how the rest of the world responds to his more insane shit is a bit off.

Plus, on his TV show, his more disgusting behavior was trimmed by the editors, I'm sure.

Comment by Daniel W on October 22, 2016 at 8:37am

Reading or hearing Trump's style makes me pause about my own speech. It also makes me wonder about whether there is mild demential or other neurological problem.  He latches onto a word, then repeats it several times in subsequent sentences.  And in subsequent speeches.  I remember my mother and grandmother doing that when their Alzheimers started.  The other place where those patterns can emerge is with cult leaders.  Trump's followers do have a cult-like mass hypnosis appearance.

When I hear so many superlatives and hyperbole, I find I like the opposite direction more, with subdued, understated speech.  The more he exaggerates, the less I trust.  Not that I have any trust in him, his style, his intentions, or any other aspect of Trump and Trumpism.

Comment by tom sarbeck on October 22, 2016 at 6:31am

I find "humongous" more fun to say.

Trump? Why do so many people who may be insane have so much energy?

 
 
 

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