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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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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Networks are too much pro-war

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 15. 1 Reply

Enough is Enough! We have been in wars since WW II ended and they chew up lives and cultures as if they were raw meat in the middle of a pack of wolves. We could be a nation that teaches cooperation, teamwork, community action. Even our games are…Continue

Tags: teamwork, community, action., cooperation, cultures

Mike Pompeo DO NOT WANT

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Jan 5. 2 Replies

Pompeo Discussed Rapture at CIAMike Pompeo seems to be associated with right wing Christian Anti-Muslim extremism.As the Senate considers…Continue

Tags: Christian Fundamentalism, Mike Pompeo

"Nothing Matters?" Think Again (Ari Melber – MSNBC)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Dec 27, 2018. 5 Replies

Donald Trump has attempted to make this the era of "nothing matters."  If shit happens, shrug it off and keep going, especially if it impacts someone else and not you, and keep leaning on those two words: NOTHING MATTERS.Well, that's not 100% right,…Continue

Tags: MSNBC, Ari Melber, nothing matters, Donald Trump

Global Tax on Fossil Fuel Needed

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bergen Woods Dec 10, 2018. 1 Reply

Ralph Regenvanu and Avinash Persaud make perfect sense, arguing that current climate risk insurance policy practices are immoral.It's time for those who caused…Continue

Tags: victimization, immorality, fossil fuel industry

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 28, 2018 at 5:01pm

@Tom Sarbeck

"This Is Where Bad Bankers Go to PrisonIceland is the only nation th... 

I don't think bankers of this era protect depositors' money nor are there bank regulators in place to keep a check on them. For the past  40 years wages stay stagnant while the monetary system was taken off the gold standard, a private bank prints money as fast as the wealthy want more, fiat money loses value for the working people, and inflation leaves workers with no protection from gambling-financers who goe on a spending rampage. The presidents keep us in wars that Congress does not authorize making billionaires out of the war industry. The system is rigged and that is not a statement of a crazy old lady, that is what is actually happening. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 28, 2018 at 4:46pm

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on November 28, 2018 at 4:28pm

Did any bankers commit treason?

Barron’s Law Dictionary says “treason may only consist of levying war against the United States or adhering to its enemies and giving them aid and comfort”.

However, deregulation does provide opportunities for sociopaths, and American capitalism does select for sociopathy.

Consider learning from dentists, who protect themselves against HIV/AIDS by wearing latex gloves with every patient.

I think it wise to assume every politician is capable of sociopathic behavior. The only way to protect ourselves is by requiring that no law can take effect without our informed consent.

In 2016 California voters took a step in that direction by passing a ballot proposition that requires the legislature, before it takes a final vote on a bill, to post the bill on the Internet for 72 hours.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on November 28, 2018 at 3:33pm

Are red xmas trees customary in Melania’s homeland?

Comment by Patricia on November 28, 2018 at 3:10pm

Not the least bit attractive.

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 28, 2018 at 2:54pm

Two takes I've seen on Melania's Christmas decor at the White House:

And on a lighter note:


Comment by Chris on November 26, 2018 at 2:29am

Is there an Internet/FCC/Communication group this would be better placed?

In reply  to the following post I received the following. The link at the end of the post is interesting.

I'm curious how the scammers got the grandkids name, grandfathers name and telephone number.

They don't use facebook, or other social media. I'm looking forward to finding out more about how the scammers got their contact information.

The police can't provide that information because they are still looking into it. It's an ongoing investigation.

I recommended among other things that they check with their insurance company to see if their home owners policy covers identity theft.

ID theft is covered under my home owners policy. I think most home insurance policies cover this. It may be a rider.

I understand it's also available with renters insurance. I also understand that if they have such insurance it wouldn't protect them for the loss of the $7,000 in this case. Hopefully the detective and prosecutors will find out how the scammers got their name, telephone number and grandsons name.


Thank you for sharing the details of how this works this is very interesting. I work in Tech and saw a similar scam done at the corporate level where they fake that the CEO sends an email asking the finance person to wire money to a specific person and the finance person believed it was the CEO and sent thousands of dollars to the person via Western Union. They never got the money back and no one was ever able to be prosecuted. Note you can fake the address where an email comes from. Just because someone sends you an email doesn.t mean it is really them.


Comment by Chris on November 26, 2018 at 2:19am

This may not be the best place to post this.  It does have to do with economics though.

My great cousin was taken by one of the 'Grandson' scams I heard about somewhere. 

Her husband answered a call from what he thought was his 'grandson' who said he was in the hospital after an accident and needed $7,000.  

I'm told  then a 'representative' of the 'grandson'  called back and told them to send $7,000 in cash using overnight express with a signature required for delivery. 

Being caught off guard they did that.  After getting the cash and sending  the package they called the grandson who was fine.  

They called the local police department who directed them through appropriate law enforcement agencies to the law enforcement agency in the county the package was delivered.

The package was delivered to a vacant house  with signature required for delivery. The carrier went to the neighbors house to inquire about the delivery and vacant house..  The neighbor reported it to the local police department who came and retrieved the package with the money.

My cousin said a detective called her back saying the suspects were arrested and the case is going to court next week after which the money will be returned. She verified the detective who called her wasn't part of the scam.

Had the scammers not requested a signed return receipt for the package they may have gotten away with it.

It will be interesting to hear more about it as my cousin finds out more.  She was still sorting out the details about what happened when I spoke with her.  I hope her money is returned.

I'm writing about this without editing and much information to warn others  about scams.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 24, 2018 at 2:44pm

How Fraud Corrodes Weak Market Regulations Governed by Market Funda...

Look at the evidence, ALL the bankers that were and still are too big to fail were/are too big to charge with a with a crime, prosecute, and put in jail.
Bankers committed treason who persuaded our representatives in government and the public that regulations were not needed. They gambled with other people's money, ignored their fiduciary responsibility, and weakened the banking system. They ignored or denied they could cripple our country and other nations of the world if the system failed?
Not regulating banks did cripple the U.S. and the world. Can we not charge them with a crime now and succeed in putting them in jail for treason? Is there a statute of limitation on treason?

Comment by Chris on November 24, 2018 at 1:45am

I'm in a rant.

I almost forgot about Justice Roy Moore  and the support President Trump gave him.

What a declaration.   Donald Trump a pussy grabber with Roy Moore, a child abuser.

It would be humous if it wasn't so sad.


Alabama’s voters will decide in November whether the Ten Commandments can be displayed on state property.

More above.

That case is why there is a Supreme Court.

Alabamans - go XXXX yourselves. 


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