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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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Widening Inequality Combined with Modest Growth

Started by Joan Denoo 16 hours ago. 0 Replies

"The author, Benjamin M. Friedman, argues that inequality, combined with only modest growth, can have grave moral consequences. History suggests that, in the past, a rising standard of living has promoted tolerance for others, commitment to economic…Continue

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Are Republicans quashing protest in order to establish a police state?

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Saturday. 2 Replies

A dangerous and disturbing trend:Republican lawmakers at the state level—often with the backing of police unions ... in at least 11 states ... have either introduced or threatened to introduce bills that make it more dangerous or costly to attend…Continue

Tags: authoritarianism, totalitarianism, police state, Republican Party, GOP

Things to thank the current Republican president* for

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Friday. 4 Replies

[Written by Susan Keller; shared more than 29,000 30,000 times on Facebook.]I can't believe I'm saying this, but it looks like Trump is actually making…Continue

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GET READY FOR THE FIRST SHOCKS OF TRUMP’S DISASTER CAPITALISM Naomi Klein January 24 2017

Started by Joan Denoo on Thursday. 0 Replies

WE ALREADY KNOW that the Trump administration plans to deregulate markets, wage all-out war on “radical Islamic terrorism,” trash climate science and unleash a fossil-fuel frenzy. It’s a vision that can be counted on to generate a tsunami of crises…Continue

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 10, 2015 at 9:46pm

Pat - your caveat is accepted. I thought Kasich had shown the slightest trace amounts of humanity, but I won't quibble over trifles. On a sad note </sarcasm> Rick Perry may be getting flushed out of the bowl, er, race early. The WaPost has heartbreakingly</sarcasm>  reported he's no longer paying his campaign staff and his funding is drying up.

Comment by k.h. ky on August 10, 2015 at 7:41pm
Speaking of the devil.... Trumps praises are being sung, as I write, on Anderson Cooper 360. I do not like trump. Surely he will float away. I knew there was a reason I didn't watch CNN too.
Comment by Pat on August 10, 2015 at 3:35pm

Bertold, I will second that emotion with one caveat. Leave off the "almost."

And Ruth, you're correct. TPP will do to the American worker, especially union workers, what NAFTA did to American manufacturing. I can hear the flushing sound already.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 10, 2015 at 3:20pm

If almost any of the R candidates is elected we are horribly screwed.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 10, 2015 at 3:10pm

Agreed, Hex5! On another topic,

TPP countries:

The 12 countries involved in the agreement include: Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Peru, Vietnam, the United States, Brunei, Chile, Singapore, New Zealand and Malaysia.

Leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership draft would force Canada to rework...

Comment by Hex5 on August 6, 2015 at 7:57pm
In my personal opinion if trump gets elected we are all horribly screwed
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 6, 2015 at 5:07pm

Mr Pierce offered another new word for me: repechage.

How does one pronounce it? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv3ZdeHjX8M

Repechage (/rəpɛʃˈɑːʒ/; French: repêchage, "fishing out, rescuing") is a practice in series competitions that allows participants who failed to meet qualifying standards by a small margin to continue to the next round.

repechage

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 6, 2015 at 4:46pm

Loren, thanks for the citation on "Not a scientist"!

I like the theme; however, I would rather see the film clips with the statements so that I can know each man and a woman said what they appear to be saying. Actually, the voice of the woman was there. The theme is a perfectly valid one and should include the people who fund their campaigns. 

Thanks

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 6, 2015 at 4:20pm

Hey Cat - It's a good thing the T is silent, because nothing else about the Donald is. I remember once Caine in Kung Fu said You should not speak if your words are not better than silence. Donald could have learned from that.

The following is from Mr. Pierce's anticipation of tonight's debate, entitled Rick Santorum Is Mad He Didn’t Make the Cut:

“If he had the sense of humor god gave a stone, Santorum would realize that the undercard debate actually is a second chance to launch a campaign – an unprecedented kind of political repechage heat. And, with Donald Trump threatening to turn the Main Event into an extended exercise in human sacrifice, it is possible that the earlier debate could turn out to be the more dignified and substantial of the two. (In fact, that's going to be the easiest way to spin the whole evening, especially if Trump runs wild. I can already hear my man Chuck Todd expressing his surprise at how "substantive" the first debate was. Hell, he thinks this is the most formidable Republican field since 1980.) Fiorina seems to get this. So does Huckleberry J. Butchmeup [AKA Lindsay Graham], who's the one responsible for cleverly renaming the lid-lifter the "Happy Hour Debate." That Santorum is raising a fuss over missing the cut shows a desperate lack of both imagination and wit.”

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 6, 2015 at 2:12pm

One more cheap shot, that I'm not above passing along: someone on another site observed that the "T" in Trump's name is silent.

 
 
 

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