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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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Many evangelicals favor Trump because he is not Clinton

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan on Friday. 4 Replies

 Many evangelicals favor Trump because he is not ClintonDuring the campaign, many observers have expressed…Continue

Tags: Issues, Clinton, Trump

176 Shocking Things Donald Trump Has Done This Election (Keith Olbermann)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by tom sarbeck Sep 15. 3 Replies

It is not news to most of us that Donald John Trump (hereinafter referred to as "Drumpf") may be the most disastrous thing to hit American politics since the junior senator from Wisconsin of roughly 70 years ago.  He has been one of many such…Continue

Tags: Donald Trump, Keith Olbermann

Left Forum 2013, Workplace Democracy part 1

Started by Joan Denoo Sep 6. 0 Replies

Left Forum 2013, Workplace Democracy part 1Workplace Democracy, talks by Richard Wolff and Gar Alperovitz at the 2013 Left Forum, June 9, 2013,…Continue

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Comment by Grinning Cat on February 15, 2016 at 3:43pm

According to Republicans, this part of our electoral process needs more regulation... [poll worker with 'VOTE TODAY' and 'PHOTO ID REQUIRED' signs, looking skeptically at a gray-haired, elderly woman using a walker] And this part needs less. [Tycoon in top hat and tails throwing money at 'Politicians' figure in a suit, almost drowning in banknotes, as TVs blare ads](click to enlarge)

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2016 at 9:12pm

Thank you, Ruth, I couldn't find this Discussion Forum. You pulled it out of the ether for me. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 6, 2016 at 3:36pm

Courtesy of The Daily Kos:

You know that “TrusTed” logo? The one with TRUS and TED merged, yet separated via different colors?

Turns out that when you Google “TRUS”, the logo at once becomes hilarious and hilariously appropriate:

"A transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) is an ultrasound technique that is used to view a man's prostate and surrounding tissues. The ultrasound transducer (probe) sends sound waves through the wall of the rectum into the prostate gland, which is located directly in front of the rectum."

Yup, that’s the very top Google result. Basically, it’s an anal probe. Which makes us even more certain that he’s actually an alien.

Well done, Ted!

Comment by Loren Miller on February 6, 2016 at 2:16pm

The problem with those questions to Republicans is that the answer for most of them, according to Sanders, is "TAXES" ... as in raising them.  The "T" word has been verboten since Grover Norquist decided that his side of the fence should NEVER EVER RAISE TAXES, not for nobody, and he has gotten entirely too much of the GOP to agree with him.

How we get those jerks to quit kneejerking, I don't know.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 6, 2016 at 2:02pm

I like Sander’s questions during the Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate 

~ Let’s talk about why, in the 1990s, Wall Street got deregulated. Did it have anything to do with the fact that Wall Street provided — spent billions of dollars on lobbying and campaign contributions?

Well, some people might think, yeah, that had some influence.

~ Let’s ask why it is that we pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs, and [the price of] your medicine can be doubled tomorrow, and there’s nothing that the government can do to stop it. …

~ Let’s talk about climate change. Do you think there’s a reason why not one Republican has the guts to recognize that climate change is real, and that we need to transform our energy system? Do you think it has anything to do with the Koch brothers and ExxonMobil pouring huge amounts of money into the political system?

~ … There is a reason. You know, there is a reason why these people are putting huge amounts of money into our political system. And in my view, it is undermining American democracy and it is allowing Congress to represent wealthy campaign contributors and not the working families of this country.

Comment by tom sarbeck on February 4, 2016 at 7:38pm

The FSM is fictional?

Heretic! To a stake with you!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 3, 2016 at 8:14pm

Yes, Ruth --that's good! 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 3, 2016 at 8:04pm

LOL, this was the best part, Bertold.

And if you think a fictional religion shouldn’t be granted any sort of legal recognition, feel free to explain why all the other ones qualify.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 3, 2016 at 6:44pm

The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is Now an Official Religion in the Netherlands

January 29, 2016 by Hemant Mehta

Congratulations, Dutch Pastafarians! The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is now an officially recognized religion in the Netherlands.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 1, 2016 at 6:06pm

Loren, that "debate" had me ROFL. Thanks.

 
 
 

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