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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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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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Judge blocks Trump wind-down of Dreamers program

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punishing doubt [cc] 1 & 2

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Comment by Joan Denoo on December 5, 2017 at 8:39pm

Century of Enslavement: The History of the Federal Reserve

The Creature from Jekyll Island

G. Edward Griffin, the author of the bestselling and a long-time Federal Reserve researcher, explains:

"G. Edward Griffin: What happened is the banks decided that since there was going to be legislation anyway to control their industry, that they wouldn’t just sit back and wait and see what happened and cross their fingers that it would be OK. They decided to do what so many cartels do today: they decided to take the lead. And they would be the ones calling for regulations and reform.

"They like the word “reform.” The American people are suckers for the word “reform.” You just put that into any corrupt piece of legislation, call it “reform” and people say “Oh, I’m all for ‘reform’,” and so they vote for it or accept it.

"So that’s what they were doing. They decided, “We will ‘reform’ our own industry.” In other words, “We will create a cartel and we will give the cartel the power of government. We’ll take our cartel agreement so we can self-regulate to our advantage and we’ll call it ‘The Federal Reserve Act.’ And then we’ll take this cartel agreement to Washington and convince those idiots there to pass it into law.”

"And that basically was the strategy. It was a brilliant strategy. Of course we see it happening all the time, certainly in our own day today we see the same thing happened in other cartelized industries. Right now we’re watching it unfold in the field of healthcare, but at that time it was banking, alright?"

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 5, 2017 at 8:12pm

Sadly, I agree that our constitution was written by lawyers and property owners to protect government of, by, and for capitalists. The general population was scammed into thinking voting existed to protect the people. The Common Man continues the struggle for freedom. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 5, 2017 at 8:08pm

Tom, if I knew what your up and your down was, I might understand your statement.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on December 5, 2017 at 7:12pm

Ruth, in 1787 a bunch of rich men wrote a constitution and made a government of, by, and for investors.

Whoever said it was of, by, and for the people lied.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on December 5, 2017 at 7:05pm

Bert, Jack Holmes is looking down more than he’s looking up. You gotta stop always looking down.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 5, 2017 at 6:11pm

Truly, there is no bottom to the depravity. Moore will likely win the election, and McConnell will seat him in the Senate. His Republican colleagues will probably welcome him as another vote for plutocratic tax "reform," and for conservative judges nominated for the federal bench. They might think twice about next year's Bring Your Daughter to Work Day, though.

--Jack Holmes

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 4, 2017 at 9:19pm

from cheezburger

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 4, 2017 at 4:02am

Tax breaks for corporations who (remember, a corporation is a person), build in a community usually means a need for more services. More schools, medical facilities, more traffic, need for more housing and roads, more police and fire to serve the increases. The corporation (he or she) may not be contributing a fair share of the costs of maintaining a civil community. If that is the case, the people are responsible for making a loud protest and keep going until changes occur. 

Comment by Chris on December 4, 2017 at 3:51am

No wonder Fresno was in Bankruptcy.  

In Amazon HQ Frenzy Fresno offeres the nost inovative deal of all

NOTHING.

As was expected by everyone in the entire world, Amazon’s request for bids for a new headquarters location set off a feeding frenzy among municipal and state leaders all across North America.

Upon the tolling of the Oct. 19 deadline, proposals had come in from 238 cities, states, and regions in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Many of these offered unimaginably lavish tax incentives — let’s face it, the equivalent of bribes. New Jersey offered $7 billion. Chicago and Illinois, $2 billion, with a broad hint that lots more could be had for the asking. That’s not counting the more childish bids for attention, such as Tucson’s shipping a 21-foot cactus to Amazon’s existing headquarters in Seattle, or the offer by Stonecrest, Ga., to rename itself “Amazon.”

In this parade of municipalities draping themselves in their most alluring swimsuits, however, one city stood apart with what may be a uniquely intelligent and innovative proposal for what Amazon labels its “HQ2.” The city is Fresno, which proposed to make Amazon a partner in financing and managing the benefits and challenges presented by the wholesale importation of 50,000 well-paid professionals into a community.

Rather than the money disappearing into a civic black hole, Amazon would have a say on where it will go.

Larry Westerlund, Fresno economic development director

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Comment by Chris on December 4, 2017 at 3:28am

I disagree with some of the following article - that 'Citizens" don't like to subsidize corporations.  

In some big cities Citizens willingly subsidize sport stadiums for corporate football and baseball teams.

Trading Tax Breaks For Amazon’s New HQ Is Just Another Form Of Corp...

Voters hate corporate welfare. A 2016 Rasmussen poll found that nearly 70 percent of voters think “government and big business often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors.” Americans also overwhelmingly think that corporations don’t pay their “fair share”—a September ABC News/Washington Post poll discovered that nearly two-thirds of Americans think large corporations don’t pay enough in taxes.

In this climate, Amazon’s success in recruiting targeted tax breaks to fund its second headquarters is remarkable. Amazon’s ability to secure special incentives provides a useful case study in how corporations can change the framing of the issue in their favor. Unfortunately, the end result is local residents, businesses, and government budgets harmed in the name of “job creation.”

Over the course of a month, Amazon solicited bids from localities, urging the passage of “special incentive legislation” to make bids more competitive. Cities immediately began falling over themselves to submit offers. Amazon claims it received 238 bids by the end of the solicitation period.

Not all of these cities publicly expressed their interest, but many did. Inhabitants of the Twittersphere were subjected to a deluge of corny videos that invariably included a forced “Alexa, where should Amazon establish its new headquarters?” line. Localities also offered predictably massive tax breaks. Newark, New Jersey, for example, offered Amazon a cool $7 billion—and that’s just the largest bid that’s been made public.


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It gets even worse. The city of Fresno offered a deal where the corporation Amazon to put back  some of the tax breaks into the city coffiers as Amazon chose fit. 

In Amazon HQ frenzy, Fresno offers the most innovative deal of all:...
 
 
 

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