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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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Are We Monsters? (HuffPost – Neal Gabler)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 5 hours ago. 14 Replies

Warner Brothers and Universal have both been dusting off an inventory of classic monsters — King Kong, Godzilla, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, etc. — which prompted New York Times film critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott to speculate whether this was a…Continue

Tags: Donald Trump, Joe Walsh, Jimmy Kimmel, monsters

Skepticism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius May 14. 7 Replies

We, you and I, claim to live in a democracy, a place where the rule of law stands higher than the rule of man. We believe such fallacies because that is what we learned in school, from the first time we stood tall and proud and repeated the "pledge…Continue

Tags: propaganda, tRump, manipulation, fraud, mendacity

The Republicans are going to kill Robert Samuel White's mother.

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by tom sarbeck May 5. 1 Reply

This Twitter thread from Robert Samuel White, telling his family's story and reacting to yesterday's House passage of the American Health "Care" Act that will…Continue

Tags: GOP, Republican Party, Republicans, Greedy Old Party, insurance

Agriculture and religion have much in common, other than bull shit.

Started by Joan Denoo May 4. 0 Replies

Sixty some years ago I started college with a major in horticulture at Washington State College (now university). The first day of class, our prof, Dr. Woody Kalin, explained to us that we would be working with soil, and there was a difference…Continue

Tags: probability, opportunity, possibility, preferability., revolution

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 15, 2017 at 2:22pm
Comment by Joseph P on May 12, 2017 at 4:52pm

Aaaaand now we have obstruction of justice and witness intimidation, which are absolutely impeachable offenses, even if nothing comes of the Russia stuff.  Is Trump really this stupid, or does he want back to his old life this badly?

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 12, 2017 at 7:03am

How to Drain the Swamp... (Donald Trump pointing to himself in an ornate, gold-framed mirror, saying, “YOU’RE FIRED!”)

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 12, 2017 at 6:48am

Ruth shared this over at Atheist Ailurophiles; it belongs here as well!

(image source)

Comment by Joseph P on May 11, 2017 at 9:14pm

Aaaaaaand we have a distraction attempt in place:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/11/opinions/kris-kobach-waldman/index.html

If you check out the video, at 1:28, Trump demonstrates his profound ignorance about ... well, yet another of the many things about which he doesn't have a damned clue.  He cites a 2012 Pew Research study that examines inaccurate and out-of-date voter records and presents it as evidence of widespread voter fraud.  He doesn't seem to comprehend the difference between the two.

It's even worse than my one uncle who tries to lecture the rest of the family about his insane, libertarian economic views, when he doesn't even understand that there's a difference between the budget deficit and the national debt.

Comment by Joseph P on May 11, 2017 at 8:21pm

Oh, and here's an interesting read: a bit of a dive into the real motivation behind Comey's firing.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-trumps-anger-and-impati...

Comment by Joseph P on May 11, 2017 at 8:06pm

We can hope.  It turns out that the pride that Donald feels over all that he's learned about healthcare is a little misplaced.  He seems to think that health insurance should cost $15/month ... somehow.  I can't help but wonder what sort of care that sort of insurance is going to cover, after he strips the subsidies significantly.

https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2017/5/11/1562...

I agree ... actually, I think he's overstating the amount.  I think that basic health insurance should be free, something along the lines of Medicare-for-All.  I'm just educated enough on the subject to realize that that's going to cost a whole lot of money from the national budget.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 11, 2017 at 3:57pm

. . . chaos turns upon itself eventually, and that may be the best shot we have.

Charles Pierce

Comment by Joseph P on May 11, 2017 at 3:10pm

Hell, he's rewarded mindless loyalty over any sort of competence, since long before the election.  We've seen that he thinks of the cabinet positions as rewards for his sycophants, rather than executive roles meant to accomplish a specific goal.

No reason he shouldn't think of every single other governmental position the same way.  He thinks that the entire government is there to fulfill his every wish, since he won the government.  I bet we get someone similarly appropriate to Rick Perry as Energy Secretary, for Comey's replacement.

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 11, 2017 at 12:30pm

There's also this:

Trump with smoking rifle after having shot a dog labeled COMEY: 'It was a hunting dog and I wanted a lap dog...'

 
 
 

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