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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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Read the President*'s (and others') deleted tweets

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Meri Weathers yesterday. 2 Replies

In another instance of "the internet is forever", ProPublica has been hosting the Politwoops project that tracks politicians' deleted tweets,…Continue

Tags: politicians, public statements, archived, deleted, tweets

Children, gathered from parents have deplorable conditions.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Meri Weathers yesterday. 4 Replies

Concentration camp defined: a place where large numbers of people, especially political prisoners or members of persecuted minorities, are deliberately imprisoned in a relatively small area with inadequate facilities.Continue

The Investigation - A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jun 26. 1 Reply

Haven't read the Mueller report yet? Yeah, me either, though I did download the PDF and glanced at the first couple pages. Stuff like that winds up being rather dry and impersonal in that format. However, put it on a stage with actors, inter-cut…Continue

Tags: report, Robert Mueller, impeachment, Donald Trump, The Investigation

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Comment by Donald L. Engel on May 26, 2019 at 6:39pm

Ruth, They are at the top.  I guess they are the most fit.  Do you want to be rich?  If you are fit enough mentally, you can do it.  My step father, and my uncle had a bet on who could be a millionaire first.  I don't know who was first, but they both became millionaires.  (And, they did it honestly.)  What is your idea of  a "just social structure"?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 26, 2019 at 6:06pm

Donald, it may be true that "... the leaders have, and the rest don't.  That's the nature of life."  But I don't agree that "It's the modern variation of 'Survival of the fittest'." It's hierarchical society, and those at the top are not more fit or more deserving. Might doesn't make right, even though it buys preachers and media to claim so. In fact, this unjust social structure is destroying the planet and will be the death of us all. Unless we reinvent society as egalitarian and sustainable.

Comment by Patricia on May 26, 2019 at 2:25pm

All I can say here is.....all you US citizens.....get out & vote!

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 26, 2019 at 2:03pm

"We can't let 'America First' become 'America Alone'"

Comment by Donald L. Engel on May 26, 2019 at 11:15am

Tom, your last question pretty much says it all.  "When was it not so?"  I don't care what nation you go to in this world throughout history, the leaders have, and the rest don't.  That's the nature of life. It's the modern variation of "Survival of the fittest".

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on May 26, 2019 at 1:19am

Donald, I can count on you to defend the status quo.

Do you know the ways America’s first billionaires became wealthy?

They did it the same ways it’s being done now: lawlessly or by being bailed out of their economic recessions or depressions by taxpayers.

America has always had socialism for wealthy folks and competitive free enterprise for others.

When in history was it not so?

Comment by Donald L. Engel on May 26, 2019 at 12:13am

There are a lot of rich people who do a lot of good for the rest of us.  Bill and Melinda Gates have poured millions into bringing computers into libraries.  There are many hospitals with wings that have the names of the donors who paid for them.  There are countless museums and libraries that exist because the rich donated the funds to build them.  There are assholes at every level, but I think we benefit because of the rich.

Comment by Chris on May 25, 2019 at 11:20pm

Many may not remember movies from the 1930's about the guilded age. 

It would be interesting to produce a move about the modern guilded age.  People may be disgusted to see how the top 2500 richest people in the U.S. live - let alone the richest peopl in other contries live and behave.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on May 25, 2019 at 1:52am

Trump is the kind of president his cheering and laughing crowds want and need, and the kind of president the rest of us have.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 25, 2019 at 1:29am

The Aspiring Autocrat President* Is Making Moves

He made trouble down in the Florida Panhandle and started shoving the free press out the door of the White House.

BY CHARLES P. PIERCE

MAY 9, 2019

“You have hundreds and hundreds of people and you have two or three border security people that are brave and great — And don't forget, we don't let them and we can't let them use weapons. We can't. Other countries do. We can't. I would never do that. But how do you stop these people?" 

~ Trump 

“shoot them.” 

~ a rally attendee in the crowd shouted

“That’s only in the panhandle, can you get away with that statement." 

~ Trump said instead of condemning the remark

The crowd erupted in cheers and laughter — after another brief pause, 

“Only in the panhandle.”

~ Trump repeated

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a27422379/donald-tru...

Does this sound like the kind of President of the United States we want and need? 

 
 
 

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