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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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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Maajid Nawaz Interview (Real Time with Bill Maher)

Started by Loren Miller 32 minutes ago. 0 Replies

There may be no one who has a fuller understanding of the culture and dynamics of Muslim world in both its moderate and radical aspects than Maajid Nawaz. The problem has been that, because he has the unmitigated nerve to use clear observation and…Continue

Tags: Southern Poverty Law Center, Muslims, Islam, Bill Maher, Maajid Nawaz

Putin critic says he's one of the lucky ones: "I'm still here" (CBS News "60 Minutes")

Started by Loren Miller Jun 4. 0 Replies

If anyone should doubt the toxic nature of the Russian government of Vladimir Putin, they need look no further than the case of anti-Putin activist, Vladimir Kara-Murza. On two separate occasions in the past four years, Kara-Murza has been subjected…Continue

Tags: poison, Vladimir Putin, Vladimir Kara-Murza, 60 Minutes, CBS News

Why Nestle is one of the most hated companies in the world

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 2. 4 Replies

Why Nestle is one of the most hated companies in the world"Child labor, unethical promotion, manipulating uneducated mothers, pollution, price fixing…Continue

Tags: of, Stuff, Story, the, crunchnestle

Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

Started by Joan Denoo May 28. 0 Replies

Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealthIt's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.""sub-Saharan…Continue

Tags: corporations, tax-havens, repatriate, climate, change

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Comment by Joseph P on April 7, 2017 at 4:08pm

Aren't these the same guys who were saying that the Supreme Court would be just fine with only 8 justices, when it looked like Hillary was going to win?

Comment by Loren Miller on April 7, 2017 at 2:26pm

I see the Repub's use of the nuclear option as being at least as bad if not worse than Gorsuch's elevation to SCOTUS, because it makes a lot more like him a lot easier.  What really pisses me off is guys like McCain and Graham crying crocodile tears about "gee, I wish we didn't have to do this."  News bulletin, jackasses: YOU DIDN'T ... and there are a lot of people out there who have noted that fact ... and we have LONG memories.

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 7, 2017 at 11:10am

Yeah, digital has replaced film for the vast majority of photographers, both casual photographers and many professionals.

Bad news: the Senate just voted to confirm corporatist extremist Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

Scalia has been replaced by a super-Scalia. The Republicans have been rewarded for their year of obstructionism. I just hope there are no more Supreme Court vacancies while they remain in power!

Senate Confirms Gorsuch to Supreme Court (NPR)

Senate Confirms Gorsuch as Supreme Court Justice (NYTimes)

Comment by Loren Miller on April 7, 2017 at 10:28am

I just checked, GC, and Kodacolor and Fuji Film are both still available from Amazon, and doubtless other venues.  The thing is that I'd wager that most photographers still using film would be going to heavyweight professional developers to process their shots, so just WHO would use Fotomat?

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 7, 2017 at 9:58am

tRump and allies are burglars ransacking the home of '2016 Election'; he shines his flashlight at someone watching through the window, and is on his phone: 'I'm calling to report a peeping Tom.'(click to embiggen)

And on a lighter note:

BREAKING: Trump announces that as soon as he's done bringing coal jobs back, he plans to get Fotomat workers back to developing film. [picture of abandoned Fotomat booth]

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 6, 2017 at 9:36pm

Hey everyone, we can relax now. The world isn't being run by the vulgar talking yam and his evil henchmen, it's being run by Seth Myers, John Oliver and  Samantha Bee.

Steve Bannon Calls Jared Kushner a ‘Cuck’ and ‘Globalist’ Behind His Back
Donald Trump’s two closest aides are fighting “nonstop” and often “face-to-face,” officials say — and it’s even uglier in private.

Asawin Suebsaeng [Daily Beast]

The Times also reported that “Bannon’s Svengali-style reputation has chafed on a president who sees himself as the West Wing’s only leading man,” and that “several associates said the president had quietly expressed annoyance over the credit Mr. Bannon had received for setting the agenda—and Mr. Trump was not pleased by the ‘President Bannon’ puppet-master theme promoted by magazines, late-night talk shows and Twitter.”

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 6, 2017 at 1:15pm

The Honorable (sic) Sen. McConnell won't be losing excessive amounts of sleep worrying about lost integrity.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 6, 2017 at 1:11pm

Those stupid idiots! Any chance they might have had a expressing any kind of integrity with the political process just went straight to hell.

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 6, 2017 at 12:05pm

The Senate just went nuclear. (For Supreme Court appointments, not (yet) for legislation.)

With 'nuclear option,' Senate ends Democratic blockade of Trump court pick (Reuters)

The cloture vote, now requiring only a bare majority, allows 30 more hours of debate, so Gorsuch is expected to be confirmed to Merrick Garland's stolen seat tomorrow.

We'll see cartoons about it tomorrow, but this Cagle cartoon from 2005 is somewhat apropos:

(white smoke above the Vatican) Signals the College of Cardinals, by God's will, has selected a new pontiff. (nuclear mushroom cloud above the Capitol Building) Signals the Senate, by God's will, will confirm every judge appointed by President Bush.

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 6, 2017 at 9:14am

This morning's whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com (with updates from yesterday) reports:

11/ The Senate’s most senior Republicans are split on the going “nuclear” and changing the rules to confirm Gorsuch. McConnell says the “nuclear option” helps the Senate, while McCain says “whoever says that is a stupid idiot.” (Washington Post)

Call your senators today (even if you called yesterday, and even if both of your senators are Democrats who oppose the Gorsuch nomination and support the filibuster -- they need to hear your appreciation -- and especially if your senators are Republicans): 202-224-3121 or look them up at www.senate.gov . Also call Ted Cruz (202-224-5922), Dean Heller (202-224-6244), and Jeff Flake (202-224-4521), all vulnerable in next year's elections. Urge them to change the nominee, from "frozen trucker", "corporations can use 'religious beliefs' to hurt real people" Gorsuch to someone who's acceptable to a broad majority of Americans, rather than changing Senate rules and invoking the nuclear option.

(And thanks, Bertold, for that article explaining why attacks on the arts are part of silencing dissent.)



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