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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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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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Free and open internet in our future?

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

From today's email from Demand Progress (minus "send us money!"; ellipses, emphases, notes, footnote expansions, picture additions mine):---…Continue

Tags: Title II, free and open internet, common carrier, regulations, protection

Hedge Funds Triumph and You Lose

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 24. 2 Replies

image sourceThousands of  profitable…Continue

Tags: Wall Street, deregulation, ., hedge funds, bankruptcy

Pastor cautions Christian women about those Trump-loving men of the Christian Right—and he nails it

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 20. 3 Replies

We all know there are predatory men and women and I am not denying it.What is the rate of men and women rapes? Sadly, rape is grossly under-reported, especially men who are raped. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in…Continue

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Pastor cautions Christian women about those Trump-loving men of the Christian Right—and he nails it

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 19. 0 Replies

We all know there are predatory men and women and I am not denying it.What is the rate of men and women rapes? Sadly, rape is grossly under-reported, especially men who are raped. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in…Continue

Tags: men, of, the, right, Trump-loving

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Comment by Grinning Cat on March 29, 2017 at 2:49pm

A “Gadsden flag” with not one but two coiled rattlesnakes, Trump and the GOP, swallowing each other. Motto underneath: “DON’T TREAD ON US, WE’RE EATING”

My reaction:

(kitty 'praying' with caption) From your mouth to Ceiling Cat’s ears

I hope they do destroy each other, while we still have a workable democracy and a livable planet!

(Yes, with a nod to the meme that prayer is as therapeutic and as effective as talking to your cat!)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 27, 2017 at 2:47pm

Don't forget to ask Senators and Representatives to take the nuclear football out of tiny hands.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 27, 2017 at 7:07am

Great response, GC. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 26, 2017 at 9:35pm

Joan, thanks for that interview with all unverified and false statements redacted! (Ruth, you're right that the president* said wiretapping directly and literally.)

There was an SF book The Truth Machine, about a near-future society where an apparently unbeatable voice-analyzer lie detector has been invented. In that society, political candidates who refused to be interviewed using the Truth Machine quickly found themselves unelectable.

Bertold, on Bill Donohue of the Catholic endorsing gutting funding for the arts because it supports things he considers "perverted", here's how I commented off the cuff at Joe.My.God.:

You want perverted and immoral, Bill?

$598 billion of taxpayers' money funding our armed forces (more than the next seven countries combined!). You shouldn't need a commandment to know that killing people is almost always wrong.

And the surplus military equipment given to increasingly militarized police forces, and grants like $34 billion from DHS for police agencies to buy things like tanks and drones, which end up being used in misguided raids that kill innocent members of racial minorities... Black lives matter!

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/11-shocking-facts-about-ame...

If we're allowed to claim privilege for our deeply held beliefs, millions and millions of citizens would withhold our tax money from THESE outrages!

Comment by Loren Miller on March 26, 2017 at 6:46pm

Give Drumpf a truth pill, and either: 

  1. He would gag on it, or
  2. His brain would implode.

Other possibilities may exist.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 26, 2017 at 6:43pm

Great article about the redacted interview, Joan. But, "When I said wiretapping, it was in quotes," wasn't true, so that should have been redacted too. 

If TV prerecorded every political speech and interview and ad, and redacted everything that wasn't verifiable truth, it would go a long way toward sanity.

Comment by tom sarbeck on March 26, 2017 at 6:20pm

Give Trump a truth pill and it wouldn't let him swallow it.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 26, 2017 at 5:26pm

Great point, Joan. It's his kind of charlatanism that shouldn't receive a cent of government spending, but unfortunately we're headed in the opposite direction.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 26, 2017 at 4:27pm

Bertold, odd that Donohue makes the same argument and for the same reason I do not want my tax dollars paying for churches, temples, mosques, and whatever else houses religious bodies. 

"It’s time we stopped giving the arts a privileged position and cut their funding. The same is true for publicly funded radio and TV programming that has a history of insulting the majority of Americans."

Donohue

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 26, 2017 at 4:22pm

We Redacted Everything That's Not a Verifiably True Statement From ...

"In the full transcript of the interview published by Time, Trump lies a lot, says a number of half-true things, does not admit he was incorrect to link Ted Cruz’s father with Lee Harvey Oswald, foists responsibility for his inaccuracies onto media reports that he misrepresents, says the word “Brexit” 11 times, and forms sentences like “Brussels, I said, Brussels is not Brussels.” But, listen, some of it was fine! In the transcript below, we have redacted everything that is not verifiably true. What remains is everything the president said that is definitely true."

 
 
 

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