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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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'Trump's Katrina?' No, it's much worse (Juliette Kayyem - CNN)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 2. 5 Replies

It is a difficult task to turn the memory of Hurricane Katrina into a quaint story of well-meaning government actors unable to save a city from destruction. President Donald Trump managed to do that on Saturday morning when he essentially blamed…Continue

Tags: Juliette Kayyem, CNN, tragedy, Puerto Rico, Donald Trump

Trump, America's First White President

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 30. 1 Reply

[reposting from the group "Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, and Culture", which will be was cleared and closed October 1.]Trump, America's first white presidentSo writes…Continue

Tags: race, racism, systemic racism, endemic racism, class

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Comment by tom sarbeck on June 2, 2017 at 5:17pm
Aw, the guv is trying to keep spending down. Let the praying fail and then see what the guy does.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 2, 2017 at 3:39pm

Brought to you by the Give Me a Fucking Break Department:

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 28, 2017 at 3:16am
Ruth, knowing the past might help us predict the future, or might not.

Or, knowing that Bernie did not accept a bribe last month (Who really knows?) might, or might not, help us predict whether he will accept a bribe next month.

Welcome to politics--as it is, not as you want it.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 27, 2017 at 6:20pm

Really, tom. The possibility of honesty in US politics is providing cover? Bernie's lifetime of public service speaks for itself.

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 27, 2017 at 8:02am
One recent time, Joan, was when you posted s'thing about the agricultural labor force.
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 26, 2017 at 1:01am

@ tom sarbeck, good, this is an opportunity for me to learn. You wrote, "I too enjoy being challenged to think and you occasionally do that."

Can you give me examples of when I think? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 26, 2017 at 12:21am

Absolute size and share of the agricultural labor force in the USA,...I have a been-there-done-that view of a lot of things. Surely, I was a child and didn't know what was happening outside my Grandmother's kitchen. However, I can remember conversations, fear, grief, anger, joy, and pride and put pieces together and to make sense of our history. I remember vividly our poor living standards and the external forces that fed much of what I remember. The Great Depression, WW II and all the men in my family but one off to build airfields and army facilities, the Cold War, and threats of nuclear attacks. There were goodbyes to loved ones during WW II, the Korean, and Viet Nam, wars and their return as changed individuals. As civilians, we sat with adults in watch for enemy aircraft until technology took over that task. 

Grown women learned how to drive during WW II and keep their bank records accurately. Our moms and grandparents served as extra workers in the business of our small town. 

We saw the labor force move from the Agriculture Sector to the Industry Sector, and now to the Service Sector. 

Distribution of the labor force by sector, 1840-2010

History lessons: Understanding the decline in manufacturing

Absolute size and share of the agricultural labor force in the USA,...

Totol agriculture employment rate in the year 2000 was 1.8%

World maps of employment in agriculture as share of total employmen...

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 25, 2017 at 9:26pm
Bert, when you stop hanging with Trump and his gang, you won't think it a low metaphor. :)
Comment by tom sarbeck on May 25, 2017 at 9:20pm
Thanks, Joan. I too enjoy being challenged to think and you occasionally do that.
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 25, 2017 at 8:39pm

Joseph, thanks for the history of news and involvement with government. The mainstream news does not cover Steven King and after listening to your videos, I can see why. RT does broadcast his material. Now I know why. How about:  

E120. Professor Steve Keen Interview - The Future of Money

I very much value your input, Joseph and agree the interesting parts are where principles and perceptions clash. I want and need that kind of participation with me.

To everyone, I am looking for investigative reporters who get beyond the propaganda stuff. Please share information with me on the people you trust.

Also, everyone, the invitation is open to have criticism of what I write and share.

I love the way Tom Sarbeck challenges me and I welcome any comments from others! 

 
 
 

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