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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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Widening Inequality Combined with Modest Growth

Started by Joan Denoo 9 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

Tags: stagnation, democracy, autocracy, opportunity, intolerance

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

Tags: president, 45, education, subscriptions, journalism

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 Gerald Payne on August 4, 2015 at 3:48pm

We keep imaging a silver bullet remedy for all the social and economic problems on the table. Ideological ideas are too dogmatic no matter how sincere the motives are that underpins them. The real problem lies in the fact that while nobody knows the answers everybody thinks they do.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 4, 2015 at 2:29pm

Sorry, Joan. No time for a 2 hour debate.

I'm trying to convince people that we need to rewrite articles of incorporation so the entities we invented can't privatize profits and socialize costs in the future.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 4, 2015 at 1:22pm

"America's industry/government complex privatizes the profits and socializes the costs."

This is true and is what balloons the income gap between rich and poor. Why the voting public does not understand this is amazing to me. 

This denial matches the denial of those who would proselytize all the people of the Earth. 

I watched a video debate of Matt Dillahunty vs. Sye Ten Bruggencate. It was so funny/painful to watch because I, and I assume others of you, have been with someone with these beliefs. 

America's industry/government complex privatizes the profits and socializes the costs.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 4, 2015 at 6:31am

The Clinton "GOP (not a) Scientist" commercial is hilarious!  The question of course is:

Will anyone actually RUN it?!?

Comment by tom sarbeck on August 3, 2015 at 10:59pm

...the costs generated by the fossil fuel industries far outweigh their revenues.

America's industry/government complex privatizes the profits and socializes the costs.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 3, 2015 at 9:37pm
In a classic example of locked-in, yet perverse economics, recent research from the Judge Business School at Cambridge University confirmed earlier analysis suggesting that the costs generated by the fossil fuel industries far outweigh their revenues. [emphasis mine]


Our environmental deficit is now beyond nature’s ability to regenerate

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 28, 2015 at 11:18pm

On climate denial, the GOP's Mad (Not-a-) Scientists:

(It's a Hillary ad.)

Comment by Loren Miller on July 22, 2015 at 2:19pm

Question: WHICH GOP candidate has the mop sufficient to support head lice?  [gee, is this a multiple-choice question?!?]

Comment by Pat on July 22, 2015 at 2:08pm

A recent GOP Presidential poll was release today. While Trump is still doing well, he's being overtaken.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 22, 2015 at 1:33pm

Well Spud, I guess it's it's another of those "mysterious ways" in which god moves.

On another front, Rachel Maddow is supposedly interviewing colossal dick Rick Santorum tonight; should be entertaining.

 
 
 

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