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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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Accountable Capitalism Act: "real citizenship for corporate persons"

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

Senator Elizabeth Warren's Accountable Capitalism Act introduced last week, S. 3348, requires the few thousand very largest US corporations (over a billion…Continue

Tags: personhood, jobs, careers, citizenship, accountability

Pennsylvania's Catholic Church Child Abuse Report: 301 Priests, 1000+ Children (CNN)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Friday. 33 Replies

A new grand jury report says that internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania show that more than 300 "predator priests" have been credibly accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims. "We believe that the real…Continue

Tags: priest, Pennsylvania, child abuse, Catholic Church

Better Business Bureau Ratings Scam

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 6. 8 Replies

Another rotted capitalist icon. It seems Better Business Bureau ratings mean nothing these days.Terror Group Gets 'A'…Continue

Tags: consumer fraud, Better Business Bureau

My Concerns 2018, Public health

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 5. 3 Replies

My Concerns 2018With Earth temperature rising, sea level rising, forests drying & burning, refugees increasing, potable water decreasing, streams, river, and lakes drying, I have concerns about the health of populations around the…Continue

Tags: drying, forests, &, burning, increasing

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Comment by sk8eycat on September 11, 2012 at 9:18pm

Joan, re: trying to re-install "trickle-down economics"

I've been posting this quote all over the place because it's TRUE. 

"One definition of insanity is trying the same thing (or making the same mistakes) over and over and over, and expecting a different result."

Even Bush the First scornfully called it "Voodoo Economics" when he was Veep.  I guess he changed his tune when he needed Big Money for his own run for Prez.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 11, 2012 at 9:12pm

I don't usually get exccited about vocal music, but this is GLORIOUS!  And wonderfully snarky, too.

A parody of "One Day More" from Les Miserables

http://www.onetermmore.com/video_subtitles.html

Comment by Steph S. on September 11, 2012 at 8:36pm
Joan reading all the posts and looking at your graphics you posted. I will check out the links too. I got behind. : )
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 11, 2012 at 8:28pm

I know, you are sick of seeing this graph! Well, you need to pay attention to what it means. After all, you are a part of this Great Prosperity - Great Regression culture.
TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMICS DOES NOT WORK!!!!

Comment by James Kz on September 11, 2012 at 3:35pm

Back on the first page of this commentary, where the debate with the Irish president (who was foreign minister at the time) and the wingnut radio host (in a pub in Galway, only in Ireland), at the very bottom of the post is a note that the full interview can be heard at another link provided (the Irish radio station which carried the debate, twenty minutes). It puts the entire interview in context, with the American radio host tearing down all things American, and the Irish foreign minister (now President) standing up for all things American and America. That seems a bit inverted. . . .

Comment by Robert Brown on September 11, 2012 at 2:29pm

Obama doesn't want President Bush punished for what are perceived as assasinations for a reason. The 1 million deaths you mentioned occurred in the theatre of war. A war many don't approve of but consent for that war was obtained by Congress and the U.N.

Mr. Nobel peace prize Obama however commits assasinations by drone on a regular basis in countries with and without approval and thousands of innocent people have been murdered by these drone strikes along with the intended targets.

In terms of legality, what Bush did was sanctioned war, what Obama is doing is outright murder.  If what Bush did goes to court, than what Obama is doing will definitely end up in court.  And regardless of how much people like Obama, drone strike murders would put Obama away a long time.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 11, 2012 at 1:06pm

Should Women be Silent in the Church?

The theology of silence of women

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 11, 2012 at 11:05am

Did Killing Bin Laden "Heal America's Heart"?

There's is a double standard when it comes to assassination, one standard for Africans, Eastern Europeans, Arabs, Asians, and Latin Americans. They will be prosecuted for wars of aggression, war crimes, etc. 
There is another standard for Europeans and the USA who don't want to be prosecuted. President Obama believes that USA and Great Britain do not need to come to terms with the legacy of the Bush administration As a consequence of this kind of belief, Mr. Bush and his administration are responsible for up to 1 million deaths in Iraq; no reflection and no accountability occurs. When we have a situation of complete and utter impunity, where people can act without consequences it provokes the worst sort of animal spirits.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 11, 2012 at 10:08am

"Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalistic System was to debauch the currency. . . Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million can diagnose."

~ John Maynard Keynes, 
The Economic Consequences of the Peace, 
1920, page 235ff

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2012 at 2:12pm

Origins of Humans, via Tony Carroll 

Now, tell me honestly, which of these versions fills you with a sense of wonder, of awe, mystery, excitement, interest, desire to know more, of a sense of agency and possibility, and a feeling of wanting the very best, the healthiest, the happiest, the most productive and peaceful thinking? 

 
 
 

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