Politics, Economics, and Religion


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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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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Welfare? Who pays into the pot more than they get out? Who takes out more ?

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Welfare? Who benefits? Who pays? “Residents of “blue” states send more tax money to Washington than they get back in federal help, while residents of “red” states send less money to Washington than they get back in federal help.”  For  every tax…Continue

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Democrat vs. Republican

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The central U.S. opened like a fissure, threatening a volcanic eruption spewing out hate clothed in white supremacist ideology, spreading its deadly gases over the land. Officials tossed out legitimate voter registrations, closed down voting places,…Continue

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Comment by Chris on August 1, 2018 at 1:46am

Stuffed grape leaves are great as well.

Funny/Ironic  comment Loren - it's sadly true.


JULY 26, 2018

Trade Representative Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testified on the Trump administration’s trade policy and his office’s fiscal year 2019 budget. Committee members asked questions on issues that included the impact of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. farmers and manufacturers; trade negotiations with European allies, Mexico and Canad;, and tthe administration’s long-tern approach and expectations for addressing the trade imbalance with China.


I'm beginning to gain  respect for the complexity of the job of elected officials.

If they didn't have to palm for contributions for elections I may find them somewhat honorable.   

There in lies the need for campaign finance reform. Until that happens it seems to me they will be shills for the donors for their campaign.  

I did some calculations about the costs for campaigns a couple of years ago.  As I recall if every individual contributed ~$500 it would equal the cost of the 2013 election.

It seems that there should be a limit of the money spent on an election and the amount of time allowed to campaign.   Many other countries have limitations, why can't the U.S,?

Because of the first amendment.  Even within that campaign laws have regulations..

Doesn't it seem that many of Donald Trump's rallies are nothing other than campaign rallies?

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on July 31, 2018 at 11:41pm

I don’t trust religious leaders or followers.

I sometimes trust politicians.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 31, 2018 at 7:42pm

Well put, Loren!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 31, 2018 at 7:07pm

Loren, I agree!

Comment by Patricia on July 31, 2018 at 6:46pm


Comment by Loren Miller on July 31, 2018 at 6:45pm

Comment by Chris on July 30, 2018 at 3:38am

As much as I dislike Trump all I've heard is speculation and opinions about Russia interference in the election.  

What have they done?

Breaking into the DNC email presented to WikiLeaks?

We won't know until the investigation is over.

Had they broken into the 'new' computer voting machines and changed the tabulations we should know about that by now. 

[Maybe not it could be similar to the GWB/All Gore  election - that was (sarcastically)  an honest election.

It's sort of common knowledge how vulnerable electronic voting machines are.   Do a web search, using google, or what ever other search engine you choose for "vulnerable electronic voting machines" to view a slew of articles about how terrible they are. 

News propaganda?  If you read the National Security Archive  https://nsarchive.gwu.edu 

you will see that the CIA planted news articles in foreign government newspapers and because the feedback loop was so terrible some of the CIA propaganda made it into the Presidential Daily Briefs as though the article originated  locally without CIA influence.   

It's ironic and sad - pitiful may be a better term. 

This stuff isn't fake news - it's pure entertainment, speculation, and opinion.   More importantly it's lazy because of the simple need to fill broadcast time.

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem anything thats newsworty makes it to  broadcast news.

For fun watch Charlie LeDuff  Author: Shit Show!: The Country's Collapsing... And... on C-Span Book TV

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 30, 2018 at 3:09am

Chris, yes, I enjoy borscht & stuffed cabbage.

Comment by Chris on July 30, 2018 at 2:45am

 If given the opportunity to  eat  borscht I'd recommend it.  It's delicious when made well as is stuffed cabbage.

Comment by Patricia on July 29, 2018 at 12:20am

Yes, the only thing that seems to count these days....the pocketbook.


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