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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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America - A Second-amendment Death Cult?

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by tom sarbeck on Wednesday. 13 Replies

This is a column by the Rude Pundit, in which he compares the NRA to Aztec high priests demanding death sacrifices.His conclusion:If we…Continue

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Biblical Family Values (AronRa)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Jul 13. 7 Replies

One of the most absurd and self-contradictory phrases out in the ether these days is that of "Family Values," usually thrown about by christians who challenge those who would attempt to make changes to usages and practices which they feel were…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 31, 2012 at 3:08am

Violent Agriculture Part 1

Violent Agriculture Part 2

Violent Agriculture Part 3

"Vandana Shiva discusses agriculture, biodiversity, sustainability, and the importance of making peace with the Earth. Shiva, a philosopher, activist, author, and eco feminist, is trained as a physicist, and is particularly interested in quantum mechanics and biotechnology. In Part 1 of her presentation, Shiva discusses her entry into the sciences, which eventually put her on a path of environmental activism. She emphasizes that we must not fall prey to a monocultural, mechanistic framework of thinking, which leads to the degradation of the planet."

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2012 at 4:14pm

6 Top Economists Explain Which President Is More Likely to Speed th...

Which President is more likely to speed the next financial crisis?

 

1. Joseph Stiglitz: “Romney’s criticism was totally wrong.”

 

2. William Lazonick: “Romney administration is the nation's best chance of destroying the American dream.”

 

3. Gar Alperovitz: “Romney clearly would be more likely to hasten the next financial crisis.”

 

4. Dean Baker: “Romney doesn't take any restraints on the banking system seriously. 

 

5. James K. Galbraith: “Under the Democrats, the coming campaign for 'fiscal responsibility' might just be bad enough to push the financial sector back over the edge. Still, that's not a reason to vote for Romney."

 

6. Thomas Ferguson: “I’d say that under either man a future banking crisis is a serious risk, but that under Romney the likelihood is even higher."

 

~ Lynn Parramore

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2012 at 2:24pm

Guitarzeroh Freethinker, thank you for that lovely video of the children and their song. I reposted with attribution to you. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2012 at 2:21pm

"We need a law to stop candidates needing ALOT of money to stand for office in the first place." That is exactly the way I read events. Obama received big BIG $ from corporations for his first election, and getting much less now. Obama says exactly the right words, speaks from his heart, means to be a good president, but the forces against him are way too high, our government is now an aoligarchy and will not change until and unless the people demand change. As long as there are people who believe the lies and distortions, they continue to live in denial and delude themselves. 
I wonder where Obama's economic principles lay, after all he did pump more money into rescuing the banks instead of the homeowner or students with debts. After coming into office Obama codified into law things that were counter to his rhetoric. Was it because he agreed with what he signed? or was forced to sign? or was confused? You decide:

Obama enabled a “Foreclosure Crisis that is actually the biggest transfer of wealth in the history of mankind.  It has been planned by insiders for decades, and NO insiders have been prosecuted.”

http://hofj.org/default.asp.pg-CrisisCrusade

 

Obama to sign indefinite detention bill into law.

http://www.salon.com/2011/12/15/obama_to_sign_indefinite_detention_...

 

Obama “embraced deficit hawkery.”
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/05/barack-obama-the-great-decei... 

 

Obama authorized killing Ben Laden

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/quotes/ownwords.asp

 

Obama authorized drone attacks on Afghanistan & Pakistan ... “193 drone strikes in Pakistan since 2009”.

http://www.cjr.org/feature/covering_obamas_secret_war.php?page=all

 

Obama authorized support for Syrian rebels to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/nationalsecurity/report-president-ob...

 

Obama enables USA to become a “surveillance state, with not only government agencies but private data miners watching and recording our lives.”

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/12209-the-dirty-dozen-the-top-12-...

 



 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2012 at 2:08pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2012 at 1:18pm

The Costs of Capitalism's Crisis: Who Will Pay?

"Austerity?" "Fiscally conservative?" both imply the people who will pay are those who produced the goods and services, not the banks and corporations that created the crisis. Sound familiar? Does it sound fair? How much more austere can you be? 

The outrage heard around the world: 

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 30, 2012 at 8:40am

yeah but have they bought the kids?~ hence the push from religitards offshore..

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 28, 2012 at 1:01pm

Florence Jenkins massacres Mozart

I can't figure out if laughing or crying is the best remedy for Jenkins and politics.  

Thanks Chris Breman, I'm sharing. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2012 at 10:04pm

Stiglitz: "Shocking" how Obama, Romney are avoiding housing crisis ...

Because of these and other financial reasons, I did not vote for Obama. He does not want to offend banks, and lets homeowners and their families suffer. Foreclosures that should not have happened results in gross offenses and no one has been prosecuted. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2012 at 2:41am

 
 
 

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