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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 yesterday. 5 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 Joseph P on June 28, 2016 at 9:27pm

@Bertold

Yeah, that's just amazing.  Do these people not even pay attention to the words as the words come out of their mouths?  Hell, this is in text.  They had time for proof reading.

Let's see.  The White House is 223.57 miles from my house, according to the distance calculation tool on Google Maps.  Saint Peter's Basilica is 4,679.58 miles away.

They're right.  I shouldn't accept rigid, blanket policies handed down from distant capital cities.

I know what you mean.  At a certain point, you have to start wondering how many moles there are, inside of the Catholic media machines.  They couldn't be this spot on, if there weren't hundreds of people actively trying to make them look stupid.

Comment by Loren Miller on June 28, 2016 at 9:19pm

Trump's first (and I suspect only) priority is Trump, his ego, his standing, and how he thinks he looks in his own echo chamber.  He thinks he can BS anyone and be believed, and he can just shuck off anyone who wants to challenge him.

Once we're past the conventions, I suspect dear Donnie is going to learn just how wrong he is.

Comment by Joseph P on June 28, 2016 at 9:12pm

@Joan

Trump simply does not see how stupid and unworkable his ideas are.

But now that we're into the general election, he's said that everything is on the table.  So, the people who voted for him in the primary can pretend that he's going to do what they want him to do.  The people in the middle can pretend that he's not going to do any of the insane stuff that he was talking about during the primary.

I'm pretty sure that it isn't a matter of him not being able to see how stupid what he's saying is.  He just doesn't care, because he knows it will have very little effect.  It breezed him through the Republican primary with very little effort or thought.

I'm an issues voter.  You're an issues voter.  Most of the people on this site are issues voters.

Most American voters are not issues voters.

He is insane! I deleted his video and hope no one else saw it. Thanks, dear friend, for another alert!

*jumps up and down*

Ooh, ooh!  I saw it!

^.^

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 28, 2016 at 5:02pm

Bertold, you are correct about " their political propaganda missive". This has been going on under our noses, and if we don't know it, we don't know it. 

Comment by Loren Miller on June 28, 2016 at 2:17pm

Adding to "Mayberry" – in 1955, with neighbors Ozzie & Harriet, plus the kid next door who's dependent on an iron lung because he didn't get the Salk vaccine in time, and the Negros live on the other side of the tracks.

I'd call people like that "Neanderthals," except I'd probably be insulting the Neanderthals.

Comment by k.h. ky on June 28, 2016 at 2:11pm
That's it in a nutshell GC.

But it's the downright stupid I can't figure out with Drumpf. The facts are easy enough to find but his supporters don't give a flying fuck about facts. They want to live in Mayberry in black and white.
Comment by Grinning Cat on June 28, 2016 at 1:01pm

Thanks, Daniel!

And now for your irregularly scheduled political cartoon:

[Newspaper front page] The News Content-Product - Britain exits the EU - “We’re fed up with globalization and immigrants” - Angry older blue-collar men led victory - Winning side just wanted to ‘stick it to the system’ - The Dow drops 610 / [Almost identical newspaper front page] The News Content-Product - Trump wins presidency - “We’re fed up with globalization and immigrants” - Angry older blue-collar men led victory - Winning side just wanted to ‘stick it to the system’ - The Dow drops 4000

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 28, 2016 at 1:00pm

The Catholics LOVE the Brexit vote - that should tell us something. In their political propaganda missive, Catholic Vote crowed about it thusly:

Yesterday’s vote is a stark reminder that the voice of the people cannot be repeatedly ignored.

The elites would have us believe that the future requires more consolidation of power in the hands of big governments, and elites like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and their progressive allies that believe they know what is best for everyone. But the British people proved by their overwhelming vote that large bureaucracies and elites gathered in distant cities will not dictate the future.

Movements connected to the heart and soul of the people can and will rise up and win.

And in a stunning case of the pot calling the kettle black, they had this to say:

But a devolution of power to local control is not at all what elites like Barack Obama and billionaire George Soros want. They want rigid blanket policies handed down from far-away capital cities. They like being in power. They like control. They snobbily believe ordinary people need to be looked after and controlled.

Rigid blanket policies?? Believe people need to be looked after and controlled??? Now there's something the RCC would never dream of doing! Jesus, these people! They've elevated hypocrisy to a performance art.

Comment by Daniel W on June 28, 2016 at 12:54pm

Forgot the link. 

BBC - UK joined BBC in 1973 after twice being refused.

I also found this article from 2007, a Daily Mail article that bemoans what the UK supposedly gave up, and what they supposedly did not gain, by joining the EEC.

Comment by Daniel W on June 28, 2016 at 12:29pm

Im confused about Brexit.  I keep hearing apocalyptic things, that this is the end of centuries of European unity, that world economy will grind to a halt, and there will be an end to international cooperation. 

But - the UK did not join the EEC until 1973, and in this link it was noted "Membership applications by the UK to join the EEC were refused in 1963 and 1967 because the French President of the time Charles de Gaulle doubted the UK's political will. "

The world did not start in 1973.  There has been international, global commerce before that and across Asia and North America without our joining the EEC.  It could mean less UK dollars going to support less developed EEC Nations, and slowing of materials across borders, but looking at our roads, there is no lack of Asian goods in the US despite whatever tarifs and inspections happen. 

From what I've read about Eurocracy, maybe UK will be better off without as much meddling.  As for the refugee crisis - I do not have an answer.  While I think all people should have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, I also hate to see increasing Islamification of the West even while the West has become otherwise more secular.

 
 
 

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