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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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The Profit Motive and the Election Motive Intersect.

Started by tom sarbeck Sep 12. 0 Replies

Who has not heard the term 'profit motive'?'Election motive' may be a neologism, a newly-coined word.The former moves capitalists; the latter moves politicians.The SCOTUS in the 1970s held that money is speech. In 2010 SCOTUS held that corporations…Continue

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Tax Cuts for the Rich Help the Rich, Not You

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 14. 3 Replies

Tax Cuts for the Rich Help the Rich, Not You"Big money will pull out all the stops to sell you a tax plan that exclusively benefits the wealthy. Don’t buy…Continue

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Porque?

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by tom sarbeck Sep 13. 8 Replies

How is it that Joe Arpaio deserves a pardon and dreamers don't?Continue

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 11, 2017 at 3:57pm

. . . chaos turns upon itself eventually, and that may be the best shot we have.

Charles Pierce

Comment by Joseph P on May 11, 2017 at 3:10pm

Hell, he's rewarded mindless loyalty over any sort of competence, since long before the election.  We've seen that he thinks of the cabinet positions as rewards for his sycophants, rather than executive roles meant to accomplish a specific goal.

No reason he shouldn't think of every single other governmental position the same way.  He thinks that the entire government is there to fulfill his every wish, since he won the government.  I bet we get someone similarly appropriate to Rick Perry as Energy Secretary, for Comey's replacement.

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 11, 2017 at 12:30pm

There's also this:

Trump with smoking rifle after having shot a dog labeled COMEY: 'It was a hunting dog and I wanted a lap dog...'

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 11, 2017 at 12:29pm

Apropos to the suspiciously conveniently-timed firing of Comey:October: candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump standing side by side, with a 'COMEY' bomb coming down on Clinton. November: mushroom cloud where Clinton stood, Trump still there, impassive. December: a plume of smoke where Clinton was, Trump silent and impassive. January: smoke dying down, Trump still there. February, March, April: Trump still there. May: Trump says, 'Oh my gosh, Hillary! Are you OK???'(click to embiggen)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 10, 2017 at 12:57pm

Perfect, GC. Here's another in a similar vein:

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 10, 2017 at 12:07pm

Touching on religion and politics...

Freedom of Religion in Action (angry man, wearing a 'God loves me not you' shirt, literally shoving a bible down another man's throat)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 9, 2017 at 11:13pm

And Mr. Pierce of Esquire had some choice words as well.

The Great American Ass-Covering
With James Comey's firing, the entire Justice Department is now hopelessly compromised.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 9, 2017 at 8:25pm

The Rude Pundit weighed in in his charming fashion.

The Dark Timeline Gets Darker: Brief Thoughts on the Comey Firing
. . . The Clinton shit is an obvious cover story. Comey was fired because he's dangerous. He's fired because Trump wants heads to put on the White House fence to threaten others. He can line up Comey's next to the noggins of Sally Yates and Preet Bharara. Trump's letter of dismissal said, in part, "I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation." Jesus, how pathetic to shiv a man while you talk about how awesome you are. How frightening that Trump seems to be discrediting anything that comes out of the FBI against him now that Comey is gone.

And Trump had been ordering Jeff Sessions to find a reason to fire Comey since at least last week. These fuckin' fascists.

5. Not scared yet? We no longer have a functioning Justice Department. We don't have a Congress that will check or balance the president in even the smallest ways. We have a president who doesn't care about anything other than protecting his orange ass and centralizing all power within him and his small cadres of hellspawn and spunk monkeys. And he's gonna appoint someone from that cadre to erase the investigations so he can gallivant on with his awful presidency.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 9, 2017 at 6:53pm

That Jeff Sessions supposedly pushed for it, all things considered, doesn't tend to be a good indicator in itself.

Comment by Joseph P on May 9, 2017 at 6:45pm

Sorry, my last couple of messages were a bit half-assed.  I sent them from my phone.

Comey's firing does look a bit suspicious.  Given the three articles listed at that Vox link ... I dunno.  All we have to go on right now is what Trump said, and I don't trust a word spoken by that pathological liar, unless it's backed up by multiple sources.  I thought there was a bit more that we had to go on than there actually is.  I hadn't read through everything I had available, when I wrote those last two.

So, this could potentially be bad.  We'll have to see where this goes.

 
 
 

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