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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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'Trump's Katrina?' No, it's much worse (Juliette Kayyem - CNN)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 2. 5 Replies

It is a difficult task to turn the memory of Hurricane Katrina into a quaint story of well-meaning government actors unable to save a city from destruction. President Donald Trump managed to do that on Saturday morning when he essentially blamed…Continue

Tags: Juliette Kayyem, CNN, tragedy, Puerto Rico, Donald Trump

Trump, America's First White President

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 30. 1 Reply

[reposting from the group "Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, and Culture", which will be was cleared and closed October 1.]Trump, America's first white presidentSo writes…Continue

Tags: race, racism, systemic racism, endemic racism, class

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Comment by Grinning Cat on October 8, 2016 at 3:08am

In light of tRump's recently revealed sickeningly misogynistic comments about women, commenter dalee at Daily Kos suggests a new expansion of the Republican Party's initialism:

GOP = Grabbers Of Pussy

(amid discussion that this absolutely needs to be tied to the entire Republican Party until they stop their war on women.)

Comment by Daniel W on October 7, 2016 at 12:56pm

This feels like the longest and stupidest election in US history.  Possibly in tne history of the Galaxy.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 7, 2016 at 12:43pm

Yeah, Loren - check the weather reports for hell, and bring your ice skates.

Comment by Loren Miller on October 7, 2016 at 12:07pm

I wonder ... would Drumpf make the same statement regarding atheists ... and why do I think the answer to that question is intuitively obvious?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 7, 2016 at 11:59am

From the latest Catholic Vote missive:

Dear CV Friend,

“I will protect the rights of Catholics... And I don’t care if people call it politically incorrect.”

That’s what Donald Trump wrote in a personally signed letter to me and all members of CatholicVote.org.

In his letter, Trump pledged to sign the First Amendment Defense Act or the Conscience Protection Act should it reach his desk.

He also wrote: “Our current president has not respected American’s First Amendment rights. Many believe he has declared a war on Catholics. And my opponent promises to be even worse!

He continued: “As President, I promise that I will protect the rights of Catholics to live their faith, to serve their communities, and to act on their beliefs without fear. This approach one would think is just common sense. And I don't care if people call it politically incorrect.

1. Read the full letter from Donald Trump to CatholicVote.org here:  http://www.catholicvote.org/trumpletter

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 5, 2016 at 4:24pm

From Alternet:

Here Are the Racist Code Words Trump's Twitter Fans Are Now Using to Avoid Getting Banned
The trolls are defying Twitter's attempts to rid the site of hate speech.

As you can see, the alt-righters now refer to black people as “googles,” Jews as “skypes,” Latinos as “yahoos,” and Asians as “bings.” In tribute to Donald Trump Jr., they also refer to Muslims as “skittles,” which is the candy that the younger Trump compared to Syrian refugees in an infamous meme he posted.

And of course, they also have derogatory nicknames for members of the LGBT community and for any political ideology that does not match up with their own.

So if you’re on Twitter and you see some random person call you a “skype butterfly car salesman,” you should know you’re being attacked with bigoted code words.

Comment by tom sarbeck on October 5, 2016 at 3:16pm
Politicians are, will you accept it, wise to weasel their way through a campaign.
The reason, as a veteran pol told me, is:
1) voters can agree him him on four issues,
2) disagree with him on one issue,
3) remember the one better than they do the four, and
4) vote against him.
Comment by Grinning Cat on October 5, 2016 at 3:14pm

For having conversations with dentists (as k.h. mentioned) and other human beings:

"How to Flip a Trump Voter Without Pushing Too Hard:
Curiosity is a simple, non-adversarial communication change. And it's worth trying."

http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/how-flip-trump-voter-without-...

Comment by tom sarbeck on October 5, 2016 at 3:01pm
You're right, Joan, It sounds like Bernie and not like the Democratic establishment.
Government of, by, and for the people sounds little like government of, by, and for investors.
Still, Jill Stein is all ego and doing little if anything to build a Green Party, and Libertarians are ideologues. I will vote for Hillary.
Do you think enough Americans want democracy to work for it?
If so, those who live in the 32 states without the direct initiative can set out to get it.
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 5, 2016 at 2:25pm

The Republicans developed a successful plan in the "Southern Strategy". 

There is no reason we cannot develop a citizens' strategy that is inclusive, democratic, fair, just, and attractive to other voters. 

"This is a party that includes black, white, rich, poor, male, female, GLBTQ, young, old, " or something to that effect. 

"We support democracy, a "Government of the people, by the people, for the people." - Abraham Lincoln  

Focus on job creation, living wages, pro-union, lowering private debt, universal health coverage, ...

Jeez, that sounds like Bernie!

 
 
 

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