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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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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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The Common Thread Among Trump Supporters? (Matthew MacWilliams - Politico)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Saturday. 37 Replies

If I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say? They’re white? They’re poor? They’re uneducated? You’d be wrong. In fact, I’ve found a single statistically significant variable predicts whether a voter supports…Continue

Tags: Politico, Donald Trump, authoritarianism

Tom Monaghan, Ave Maria, Florida, and Religious Totalitarianism

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by tom sarbeck Jan 17. 12 Replies

Like many of you, I have an email subscription to The Daily Kos, a liberal-leaning news and op-ed source which I frequently find both entertaining and frequently informative.  This morning I got their email distribution of links to various articles,…Continue

Tags: University, Daily Kos, Florida, Ave Maria, Domino's Pizza

The Brutalism of Ted Cruz (NY Times)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Friday. 15 Replies

In 1997, Michael Wayne Haley was arrested after stealing a calculator from Walmart. This was a crime that merited a maximum two-year prison term. But prosecutors incorrectly applied a habitual offender law. Neither the judge nor the defense lawyer…Continue

Tags: GOP, Michael Wayne Haley, party, Republican, Donald Trump

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 4, 2015 at 5:58pm

These are the very best the Repubs can offer as candidates for POTUS?

Donald Trump. Jeb Bush. Scott Walker. Mike Huckabee. Ben Carson. Ted Cruz. Marco Rubio. Rand Paul. Chris Christie. John Kasich?

Donald Trump. Jeb Bush. Scott Walker. Mike Huckabee. Ben Carson. Ted Cruz. Marco Rubio. Rand Paul. Chris Christie. John Kasich.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 4, 2015 at 5:44pm

Sorry, my computer continues to have an echo; i.e. a restatement of a statement I copied; i.e. Ruth's statement is an echo:

"I'm trying to convince people that we need to rewrite articles of incorporation so the entities we invented can't privatize profits and socialize costs in the future." 

I'm trying to convince people that we need to rewrite articles of incorporation so the entities we invented can't privatize profits and socialize costs in the future.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 4, 2015 at 5:30pm

It appears my response to Ruth about the debate did not get published. 

Ruth, I agree that "trying to convince people that we need to rewrite articles of incorporation so the entities we invented can't privatize profits and socialize costs in the future" is a far better use of time than watching Sye Ten Bruggencate give a demonstration of the impact of dogma on some. A closed mind yields us no freedom.

Perhaps there are no answers to the problem of global warming, sea rise, and all the other features facing us. However, It seems clear to me that humans can make interventions that will create food and shelter for all Earth's inhabitants, humans & other species. 

Our northwestern forests dry up as we discuss options. The once great Colville Forest, where I am moving, offers some possibilities for reforestation; I will give it my best shot. I may be naive about being able to restore moisture to the soils, but all I can do is try. 

We will be getting off the grid as soon as we can; we have the greenhouse constructed and will spend the rest of the summer getting the grow beds built, supplied with growing soils, an autumn crop started, and go into winter with high hopes. 

I'm trying to convince people that we need to rewrite articles of incorporation so the entities we invented can't privatize profits and socialize costs in the future.

Comment by Gerald Payne on August 4, 2015 at 3:48pm

We keep imaging a silver bullet remedy for all the social and economic problems on the table. Ideological ideas are too dogmatic no matter how sincere the motives are that underpins them. The real problem lies in the fact that while nobody knows the answers everybody thinks they do.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 4, 2015 at 2:29pm

Sorry, Joan. No time for a 2 hour debate.

I'm trying to convince people that we need to rewrite articles of incorporation so the entities we invented can't privatize profits and socialize costs in the future.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 4, 2015 at 1:22pm

"America's industry/government complex privatizes the profits and socializes the costs."

This is true and is what balloons the income gap between rich and poor. Why the voting public does not understand this is amazing to me. 

This denial matches the denial of those who would proselytize all the people of the Earth. 

I watched a video debate of Matt Dillahunty vs. Sye Ten Bruggencate. It was so funny/painful to watch because I, and I assume others of you, have been with someone with these beliefs. 

America's industry/government complex privatizes the profits and socializes the costs.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 4, 2015 at 6:31am

The Clinton "GOP (not a) Scientist" commercial is hilarious!  The question of course is:

Will anyone actually RUN it?!?

Comment by tom sarbeck on August 3, 2015 at 10:59pm

...the costs generated by the fossil fuel industries far outweigh their revenues.

America's industry/government complex privatizes the profits and socializes the costs.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 3, 2015 at 9:37pm
In a classic example of locked-in, yet perverse economics, recent research from the Judge Business School at Cambridge University confirmed earlier analysis suggesting that the costs generated by the fossil fuel industries far outweigh their revenues. [emphasis mine]


Our environmental deficit is now beyond nature’s ability to regenerate

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 28, 2015 at 11:18pm

On climate denial, the GOP's Mad (Not-a-) Scientists:

(It's a Hillary ad.)

 
 
 

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