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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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James Howard Kunstler: The Coming Economy Of "Less"

Started by Joan Denoo Mar 23. 0 Replies

James Howard Kunstler: The Coming Economy Of "Less"3:40 "I think what is really going on, what's sort of behind the insanity of this, is the very…Continue

Tags: rational, analysis, herd-emotion, mendacity, America

Mueller gathers evidence that 2017 Seychelles meeting was effort to establish back channel to Kremlin (Washington Post)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 8. 6 Replies

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has gathered evidence that a secret meeting in Seychelles just before the inauguration of Donald Trump was an effort to establish a back channel between the incoming administration and the Kremlin — apparently…Continue

Tags: Seychelles, meeting, Putin, Russia, collusion

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 30, 2017 at 9:41am

Denver police to protesters: ‘Stop doing anything that could be construed as free speech’


[Raw Story]

Protesters at the Denver airport over the weekend were told by police that it was illegal to exercise “free speech without a permit.”

Denverite reported that over 200 people gathered at the Denver International Airport on Friday to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven majority-Muslim countries.

In video posted to YouTube, Police Commander Tony Lopez can be seen advising demonstrators that they are in violation of the law.

“Stop doing anything that could be construed as free speech without a permit,” he explains.

Lopez warns in the video, which lacks context, that even carrying a copy of the U.S. Constitution was prohibited in the airport.

“I cannot carry the Constitution without a permit?” one protester asks.

“Correct,” the officer replies.

Watch the video below via YouTube.

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 27, 2017 at 11:30pm

Add Trump's admission of his negotiating loss to Mexico's president and his sending the bill for the wall to Americans and I'm wondering if he's making his impeachment, by Republicans possible or certain.

Or am I dreaming?

Comment by Loren Miller on January 27, 2017 at 7:44pm

Gee, could they make any less sense if they tried? The vast majority of the refugees coming out of Syria are Muslim!

Beyond stupid.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 27, 2017 at 7:31pm

Separation of what and what???

Trump says US will prioritize Christian refugees

[CNN]

What about us Ninkasi worshippers, you asshole?!

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 27, 2017 at 2:03pm

Yet another political cartoon, this one by Tom Tomorrow (via Alternet) capturing "America's descent into madness":

THIS MODERN WORLD by Tom Tomorrow - Action McNews Network newscast with a female and a male anchor on screen. (Frame 1) Male anchor: “Our top story this hour: America’s final descent into madness has officially BEGUN!” Female anchor: “That’s RIGHT, Biff! The nuclear arsenal is now under the command of a blustering narcissist with poor impulse control!” (Frame 2) Female anchor: “Joining us to discuss the bleak, uncertain future confronting us all is one of MANY unqualified nominess hoping to dismantle the agencies they’ll be charge of!” [sic] To old, bald white man in a suit, over video link: “So--tell us about your PLANS, unqualified nominee!” (Frame 3) Unqualified nominee: “Oh, well, it’s quite simple, really--I intend to reduce my agency to a hollow shell of its former self, while still giving lip service to the continuation of its MISSION!” Female anchor: “I would expect no LESS!” (Frame 4) Biff: “For further insight into the dystopia awaiting a nation led by a sociopath whose corruption is matched only by his ignorance, we turn to our special guest commentator--the SCREAMING GUY from the EDVARD MUNCH PAINTING!” Screaming guy, over video link: “Thanks, Biff! Not to put too fine a point on it, but--” (Frame 5) “--AAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGHHHH!” Biff: “I think that about sums it UP, screaming guy! Coming up NEXT--” (Frame 6) “--our exclusive interview with a Trump voter who didn’t realize she would lose HER insurance!” Middle-aged woman, over video link: “Nobody TOLD me the A.C.A. and Obamacare were the SAME THING! Can we have a DO-OVER?” (Frame 7) Female anchor: “Also--does your new president want to grab YOU by the pussy--or punch you in the FACE?” Biff: “First these messages.”(click to enlarge)

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 27, 2017 at 11:22am
Have a bit of patience while more Americans, like addicts, approach the bottom and learn there's only one way out and we have to raise ourselves.

In the eighteen states whose voters have the direct initiative and referendum, we are not victims of those we elect to make laws. Even here in California, where we have a Democratic trifecta, we have to, and in November did, discipline legislators. It's like socializing people whose parents failed to socialize them when they were children.

Voter education is essential.
Comment by Loren Miller on January 27, 2017 at 8:21am

Sadly, Jennifer, it's exactly the kind of thing I would expect post-Citizens-United.  It's taking the plutocracy concept and pushing it that much further.  Worse, it's aiming at shutting the voters' voice completely out of the equation.  The only remaining question in South Dakota at least, is whether the governor is willing to stand up to the legislature.

This isn't just bad; it's fuckin' DANGEROUS.

Comment by Jennifer W on January 27, 2017 at 7:34am
This disgusts me the most. How can we fight back even if we can't do it legally?
Comment by tom sarbeck on January 27, 2017 at 4:03am
Yeah, Jennifer, I believe it.
Legislators are bold in their disregard for voters, even in the 18 states with the DIRECT initiative whose voters can make law without interference by their legislators.
In states without the initiative, and in the national government, people are the VICTIMS of the people they elect to make laws.
Comment by Grinning Cat on January 27, 2017 at 1:56am

Speaking of "alternative facts":

Tired of politics? Here's some puppies. [picture of snakes] OOPS! - #AlternativeFacts - Mock the Meme.

(seen as a Facebook image in a blog comment)

 
 
 

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