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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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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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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

Tags: money, speech, corruption, SCOTUS, politicians

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

Tags: TV, economy., just, and, newspaper

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 Joseph P on May 9, 2017 at 5:39pm

Actually, I think this one might be justified. It's about many, many lies he told, in regards to both the Clinton investigation and later things.  It looks like this was recommended up the chain, from inside of the FBI, and it might be for appropriate reasons.  The initial, bare-bones declaration just looked bad.  The timing is questionable, but so is everything else that Trump does.

There's a good article about it on Vox: https://www.vox.com/2017/5/9/15601248/james-comey-fired-fbi-trump-i...

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 9, 2017 at 5:27pm

Some gratitude for handing tRump the election!

I'm afraid that any replacement chosen by the current Rethuglican administration will be even more untrustworthy.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 9, 2017 at 5:15pm

Holy shit! Hopefully there's a hell of a lot more to hit the fan.

Comment by Joseph P on May 9, 2017 at 5:06pm

Well, Comey is out.  http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/09/politics/james-comey-fbi-trump-white-...

Nothing at all questionable about the optics of this one, huh?  It isn't like the FBI is investigating anything important right now.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 5, 2017 at 7:36pm

I think the pic is a spoof, but I have faith (Praise be!) that he and his ilk agree with the sentiment in their deep heart's core.

Comment by Loren Miller on May 5, 2017 at 7:08pm

Bertold, that Mike Pence quote went about a light-year beyond ridiculous.  That man needs a cold dose of a children's cancer ward to understand that there is no god to get right with and no Jesus who will heal all wounds.

Either we take it upon ourselves to find the solutions to disease and treat those who need treatment, or nothing gets done and more kids die.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 5, 2017 at 6:41pm

Thanks, Cat. I hadn't run into the FB page before today.

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 5, 2017 at 6:33pm

Bertold, it says a lot about our political climate that such a quote is plausible! And yes, far too many people think that way.

In general, we've been living Poe's law, and The Onion's satire in October, after Republican nominee tRump's bragging about sexual assault came to light, which had him saying, "you’re really best saving your outrage and disgust for some thoughts I still haven’t verbalized yet, believe me", turned out to be prescient!

According to Snopes, the picture came from "Fox News The Facebook Page", "which is dedicated to lampooning Fox News and conservative politics in general".

Some good advice about quotes:

“Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet just because there’s a picture with a quote next to it.” --Abraham Lincoln

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 5, 2017 at 5:24pm

Apparently not only do good people not smoke pot, but they don't get sick either. The pic below showed up on FB. I have no idea whether it's real, but I'd venture to say it captures the real thinking of enough people to make a difference.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 5, 2017 at 5:14pm

Great comment on trumpcare, Grinning Cat. Republicans in the House are the real death panel indeed.

 
 
 

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