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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Reps. Huffman, Raskin, McNerney, & Kildee Launch Congressional Freethought Caucus (Congressman Jared Huffman)

Started by Loren Miller May 7. 0 Replies

Washington, D.C.- Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), and Dan Kildee (D-MI) announced the launch of the Congressional Freethought Caucus to promote sound public policy based on reason, science, and moral…Continue

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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

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Comment by Patricia on February 6, 2018 at 1:57am


Comment by Tom Sarbeck on February 6, 2018 at 1:55am

Patricia et al, can we crowdsource the funds to make that pic into an ad in WaPo or NYT? i will contribute a c-note.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on February 6, 2018 at 1:48am

AT, you said most people cannot imagine a life without money.

What will you do about that?

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 6, 2018 at 1:14am

Tom, I just read the article to which you referred, 

The Out-of-TownerWhile Bush vacationed, 9/11 warnings went unheard.....

Yes, the absentee POTUS scares me. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 5, 2018 at 11:09pm

CIA Director George Tenet testified he first found out about the Minnesota FBI's field office report on Aug. 23 or 24, 2001 that Zacarias Moussaoui, an Islamic jihadist, had been taking lessons on how to fly a 747. 

Tenet did not report the information to President G. W. Bush because Bush was on vacation, as was Tenet. 

”Throughout that summer, we now well know, Tenet, Richard Clarke, and several other officials were running around with their "hair on fire," warning that al-Qaida was about to unleash a monumental attack.”

On Aug. 6, 2001, Bush received the President's Daily Brief (by one of Tenet's underlings), warning that this attack might take place "inside the United States." 

Philip Zelikow, on April 13, 2004, the commission's staff director, revealed: ”the CIA had issued several warnings that terrorists might fly commercial airplanes into buildings or cities.”

Tenet testified "I was not in briefings at this time (2001).” Bush ”was on vacation" during the entire month at his ranch in Texas. Tenet, too, was, "on leave." 

”At a time when action was needed, and orders for action had to come from the top, the man at the top was resting undisturbed.”

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Comment by Chris on February 5, 2018 at 9:03pm

I reposted to clean up the link.

Thanks to the internet from the bottom people are using shared assetts more than has been done in subirbia maybe since suburbia began in the late 1940's.  Sharing automobiles, lawnmores, and tools is common in rural areas.

I rarely drive my car. If a system was in place such that others could use my car when I'm not using it it would lighten the cost I pay for insurance and maintenance.

Public transportation works better in some metropolis' than others.  NYC's subway, Portland Oregons light rail is efficient. Of course it could be improved. 

The following link describes how much space is taken for roadways and parking spaces.


"...Nothing better illustrated the growing dominance of motorized vehicles than its imprint on the land-use patterns of cities. A parking study conducted in California stated that about 59 percent of the ground area in Los Angeles’ central business district (CBD) in 1960 was devoted to streets and parking, with about 35 percent for roads, streets, alleys, and sidewalks, and 24 percent for parking lots and garages not included in buildings with other purposes. During roughly the same period, acreage devoted to streets and parking in other urban cores was similar in scale or slightly less. In Detroit (1953), streets and parking made up 49.5 percent of the central city; in Chicago (1956), 40.7 percent; in Minneapolis (1958), 48.3 percent; Nashville (1959), 39 percent; and in Dallas (1961), 41.4 percent. .."

Areal photograph of downtown Detroit June 23 1962 shwing areas devoted to strets and parking lots.

Comment by Chris on February 5, 2018 at 8:59pm

Has Donald Trump done anything about  his campaign promise to improve infrastructure in the U.S. - besides (sarcastically) removing protected status of some federal land to allow exploitation by mining and forestry conglomerates?

Comment by Cane Kostovski on February 5, 2018 at 8:03pm

Tom Sarbeck, but nobody agrees with me. Most of them cannot imagine a life without money. That saddens me extremely.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on February 5, 2018 at 7:11pm

AT, talk to people who will vote in November. Persuade them.

Comment by Patricia on February 5, 2018 at 6:28pm

Here ya go....

Image result for porr widdle guy trump




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