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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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Mueller gathers evidence that 2017 Seychelles meeting was effort to establish back channel to Kremlin (Washington Post)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 8. 6 Replies

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has gathered evidence that a secret meeting in Seychelles just before the inauguration of Donald Trump was an effort to establish a back channel between the incoming administration and the Kremlin — apparently…Continue

Tags: Seychelles, meeting, Putin, Russia, collusion

Amazon is taking over the world

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 1. 5 Replies

Taking over the world of commerce isn't just about economics. It's also control of ideas.Amazon…Continue

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Comment by tom sarbeck on June 26, 2017 at 10:37pm

The situation.

Twenty kids live in a small farming community three miles away from two schools. One of them is a public school; the other a Catholic school.

The dilemma.

Kids going to the public school ride a school bus; kids going to the Catholic school walk.

Does separation of church and state require that?

(I lived two blocks from the Catholic school and walked.)

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 26, 2017 at 1:41pm

Hey!  There's a creature on the wing!

From A3Kr0n

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 26, 2017 at 10:47am

Supreme Court Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground


In her dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote, "If this separation means anything, it means that the government cannot, or at the very least need not, tax its citizens and turn that money over to houses of worship. The Court today blinds itself to the outcome this history requires and leads us instead to a place where separation of church and state is a constitutional slogan, not a constitutional commitment."

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on June 22, 2017 at 8:43pm
Bert, Pierce could have written "the morons who elected Trump" but he wrote "you morons who" and then described Hillary well--the ... product of ... fear-driven Demo malpractice. His emotions got the better of him.
Everything that followed was venting and served only his anger-driven needs.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 22, 2017 at 6:09pm

You can say it's not smart, but it's been pretty damned effective for a couple of millenia, and by all indications they're getting their mojo back now.

You clearly don't read the comments; he doesn't dump on his readers. [Said morons are not his readers. Not by a long shot]. Is  there a distinction between anger and righteous indignation? I for one think there is.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on June 22, 2017 at 5:31pm
In my two years in a Jezh-you-wait high school, they made us work hard but one spoke of their obedience vow: if the sec'y-general tells us snow is black, then snow is black. That ain't smart, Bert.
Pierce? He's angry and dumps on his readers. If they like being dumped on, ....
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 22, 2017 at 5:10pm

Spake is past tense and doesn't take an auxiliary.

Auf Deutsch, also sprach Charlie.

But you don't have to go dissing him by calling him Pope. Although he is a (at least semi-retired, I think) Catholic with a gen-you-whine Jesuit education. And those fuckers do tend to be smart.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on June 22, 2017 at 4:49pm
Pope Pierce hath spake/spoken(?)
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 22, 2017 at 3:26pm

And, especially, all of you morons who bought what the inevitable product of 30 years of fear-driven democratic malpractice was selling across the country in 2016: that he had a plan that would lower costs, cover everybody, and not touch Social Security, Medicaid, or Medicare.
Today is not the day for you to ask for my understanding as to how you're going to afford Grandma's chemo now that she's busted the lifetime cap on her insurance. Today is not the day for you to ask for my sympathy for Grandpa who's going to get his ass hoisted out of his rest home and dropped onto the couch in your basement family room because his Medicaid ran out. Today is not the day for you to moan into TV cameras about how Cousin Clyde with the opioid problem has to go back to sticking up tourists for his fix because the little hospital up by the mountain closed.

--Charles Pierce

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 21, 2017 at 12:44pm

Yikes indeed! A cleaner link to the article: https://consumerist.com/2017/06/19/personal-info-for-200-million-u-...

And Tom, we'd have money for high-quality universal single-payer healthcare with plenty of patients if we weren't supporting a patchwork of predatory private insurers and their shareholders.

(Or if we weren't insisting on military spending greater than that of the eight next largest budgets -- those of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, India, France, UK, Japan, and Germany -- combined!)




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