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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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A most interesting exercise in fantasy

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Sunday. 2 Replies

The One Speech That Could Turn Donald Trump From Villain To HeroPatheos - August 16, 2016 by Benjamin L. CoreyArticle…Continue

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Global Elites Failing

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 4. 0 Replies

The new challenge for climate action? PopulismDoug Hendrie sees the disenfranchised rejecting the globalization being…Continue

Tags: climate change, fossil fuel addiction, protectionism, nativism, nationalism

The Corporate Power Deadlock and Anthropogenic Climate Disruption

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 21. 0 Replies

Will Denayer's article thrusts us into startling clarity, by summing up our climate/economic/political situation.How climate change…Continue

Tags: fossil fuel corporations deadlock on governments, climate model failures, Anthropogenic Climate Disruption

Pew: Nonbelievers Make Up Largest "Religious" Bloc (Washington Post)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Jul 17. 18 Replies

The title rather says it all.  Nevertheless, details matter.  Here's the story from this morning's Plain Dealer (16 July, 2016):…Continue

Tags: plurality, nones, Pew, religious

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Comment by Daniel W on January 30, 2016 at 11:06pm
I was thinking gas grenades containing aerosolized sedative, such as fentanyl. I read the Russians did that with a terrorist mass hostage situation, with some deaths but I think most survived. With this much smaller situation, getting them antidote would be much faster than the Moscow mass hostage situation.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 30, 2016 at 10:43pm

Yup, that's crazy, Bertold. I'm long past patience with the standoff. A Swat team with nonlethal overwhelming power is needed. They could deliver tear gas and flash bangs by drone if they are worried about being shot. And dart them long range.

To change the subject:

Comment by Daniel W on January 27, 2016 at 8:16pm
Pat, I agree. i wonder if any other group took armed control of American lands and buildings, vandalized, stole vehicles, declared their own laws, and used the incident to foment further such activity, if our government woukd be so patient. Still, so far it doesnt look like Waco - just wacko - so maybe the patience is a good thing.
Comment by Pat on January 27, 2016 at 6:51pm

You'll forgive me if I don't mourn the death of a white trash, anti-American, racist and religious bigot. The late comedian Moms Mabley made the observation that if you are to talk about the dead, you should only say something good. 

LaVoy Finicum is dead. Good!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 27, 2016 at 2:23pm

Spot of crazy for lunch anyone?


A Nevada Republican compared slain rancher LaVoy Finicum to both Jesus and Moses in an over-the-top Facebook post.

Assemblywoman Shelly Shelton, a first-term Republican, heaped praise on Finicum — who was shot to death by law enforcement officers as they executed arrest warrants for the armed militants who took over a wildlife refuge in Oregon.

“In any given generation there are men who are willing to stand for what they believe,” Shelton said in a Facebook post. “Most of the time they are demonized and the uninformed are made to believe they are criminals.”

“From Moses who killed an Egyptian for abusing his people, to Jesus who died on a cross as a condemned criminal, many of those who operate outside the box and promote love and justice over the current form of government are treated as outcasts and many times murdered,” she added.

Comment by Loren Miller on January 27, 2016 at 12:22pm

I vary as it comes to catching Overtime, but that one should have been a don't-miss!  Thanks for posting that, Pat!

Comment by Pat on January 27, 2016 at 11:41am

Bertold, if you saw the internet Overtime of Bill Maher's Real Time on January 22nd, he had a guest - Rep. Michael McCaul (R). McCaul is the head of the House Homeland Security Committee. He was actually very articulate  and well informed. When asked which of the Republicans would be best on homeland security, he couldn't name one. And, when asked if he thought Trump was qualified to be commander-in-chief, all he could do was hang his head and sigh. This, coming from one for their own.

Video is here.

Comment by Loren Miller on January 27, 2016 at 11:13am

No great surprise, Bertold.  Too many Americans can't be bothered to dig into details or listen to any more news than a sound bite can contain.  NPR and PBS are unknown and anathema to them because both require an attention span of longer than 30 seconds.

These are people who will INSIST on their rights as citizens, yet cannot be bothered with the associated responsibilities.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 27, 2016 at 10:59am

It's about time! Per Raw Story:

Former Pentagon chief Robert Gates: Republicans’ grasp of national security is at a child’s level


David Smith, The Guardian DAVID SMITH, THE GUARDIAN
26 JAN 2016 AT 14:43 ET

Robert Gates , a Republican stalwart and former US defence secretary who served under eight presidents, has derided the party’s election candidates for a grasp of national security issues that “would embarrass a middle schooler”.


An ex-CIA director who first joined the White House under Richard Nixon, Gates joked that if frontrunner Donald Trump wins the presidency, he would emigrate to Canada. He condemned the media for failing to challenge candidates from both parties on promises he believes are unaffordable, illegal or unconstitutional.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 25, 2016 at 9:26pm

Wow! Justice from Texas on an abortion issue. I'm surprised.

 
 
 

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