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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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Reps. Huffman, Raskin, McNerney, & Kildee Launch Congressional Freethought Caucus (Congressman Jared Huffman)

Started by Loren Miller May 7. 0 Replies

Washington, D.C.- Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), and Dan Kildee (D-MI) announced the launch of the Congressional Freethought Caucus to promote sound public policy based on reason, science, and moral…Continue

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James Howard Kunstler: The Coming Economy Of "Less"

Started by Joan Denoo Mar 23. 0 Replies

James Howard Kunstler: The Coming Economy Of "Less"3:40 "I think what is really going on, what's sort of behind the insanity of this, is the very…Continue

Tags: rational, analysis, herd-emotion, mendacity, America

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Comment by Tom Sarbeck on February 3, 2018 at 1:36am

War is the continuation of politics by other means.

— Karl von Clausewitz,

Diplomacy is the continuation of war by other means.

— Zhou Enlai.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on February 3, 2018 at 1:28am

Overheard long ago, Joan. Diplomacy is the art of talking and then leaving before anyone understands what you said.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 2, 2018 at 11:44pm

What Happened to the Art of Diplomacy?

”Today we in the West face new and traditional threats around the world: 

Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula and started a military crisis in Eastern Ukraine. 

China expands its territory and sphere of influence in the East and South China Seas by building artificial islands. 

North Korea quickly become a nuclear threat, and it has been on a politico-military rampage making threats to South Korea, Japan and even the United States. 

The Taliban marches forward in Afghanistan. 

Syria and Libya lie in shambles, 

NATO tries to make a U-turn and refocus on “real defense.” 

The European Union beame infested with a new “East-West” divide in addition to the pre-existing “North-South” split. 

”There are good reasons to ask, ”What has gone wrong after the Cold War ended and we were supposed to have overcome divisions and adversarial relations as the fuel of international politics?”

~     Jyri Raitasalo    February 02, 2018

153 Word Count

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 2, 2018 at 11:02pm

2015: Where in the World Is the U.S. Military? "Despite recently closing hundreds of bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States still maintains nearly 800 military bases in more than 70 countries and territories abroad—from giant 'Little Americas' to small radar facilities. Britain, France, and Russia, by contrast, have about 30 foreign bases combined."

2018: Where in the World Is the U.S. Military? Everywhere"As we enter the 17th year of the United States' 'war on terror,' it is both appropriate, and necessary, to take stock of where our troops are located and for what purpose."

If we had leadership that valued cooperation instead of competition, negotiation instead of confusion and distraction, perhaps we would no longer have the need for U.S. military in so many other nations. What is beneficial for U.S.'s ends may not be applicable for others. When the U.S. drains resources out of other countries leaving them impoverished, conflict and war logically follow. 

I don't like inviting conflict; I believe in using the skills necessary for conflict resolution. No one loses, everyone gives up something, no one gets all he or she wants. 


Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 2, 2018 at 2:20pm

The Nunes memo is to Watergate as "Ishtar" is to "Lawrence of Arabia."

--Rick Wilson

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 2, 2018 at 7:58am

Last Night Proved We Need More Scientists In Public Office


The President’s hostility to evidence-based policy has not made the state of the union stronger, safer or prouder


Scientific American

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 31, 2018 at 1:07am

Upside-down pipe, yellow stem and side resembling Donald Trump’s hair, with handwriting below, “Ceci n’est pas un président”(with a nod to Rene Magritte's "The Treachery of Images" a.k.a. "This Is Not a Pipe")

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 30, 2018 at 5:21pm

A Sheet-Hole Nation - robed and hooded Klansman holding a sign which says: - Build the wall - Ban Muslims - End DACA - No sanctuary cities - Stop poor, brown immigrants

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 30, 2018 at 5:11pm

Superman flying over a city, unseen people below saying 'It's a bird.' 'It's a plane.' 'It's an illegal immigrant!'

(with an additional comment: "Not only was he an immigrant, he was a Dreamer. His undocumented parents sent him to earth when he was a baby.")

from comments at Joe.My.God.: "Far-Right GOP Rep. Paul Gosar Asks Capitol Police To Arrest Dreamers At SOTU, Paul Ryan Shoots Him Down"

Comment by Cane Kostovski on January 26, 2018 at 2:10pm

Oh Okay Patricia

 
 
 

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