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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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80% Stock Market Crash To Strike in 2017, Economist Warns

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joseph P 20 hours ago. 5 Replies

80% Stock Market Crash To Strike in 2017, Economist Warns“A $68 trillion ‘Biblical’ collapse is poised to wipe out millions of…Continue

Tags: overvalued, stocks, economic, crash

Nonviolent Resistance is All That's Left

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Chris Hedges says our institutions were already hollowed out by corporate elites, so  "A sustained, nationwide popular uprising of nonviolent obstruction and noncooperation is the only weapon left to save the republic."…Continue

Tags: mistaking vulgarity for courage, corporate elites, rise of US totalitarianism, nonviolent obstruction, democratic institution credibility

Steve Bannon Believes The Apocalypse Is Coming And War Is Inevitable (Huffington Post)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 9. 12 Replies

WASHINGTON ― In 2009, the historian David Kaiser, then a professor at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, got a call from a guy named Steve Bannon. Bannon wanted to interview Kaiser for a documentary he was making based on the work of…Continue

Tags: apocalypse, Steve Bannon, president, Drumpf, Donald Trump

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Comment by Joseph P on December 24, 2016 at 3:43pm

Here's a fun little bit about North Carolina.

http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article122593759.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/north-carolina-no-longer-democr...

Among other things, since the (elected) replacement chief-justice of the state supreme court is a Democrat, giving them a majority on the court, the outgoing Republican governor decided he was going to pack the court with several more gubernatorial appointees.  Fortunately, the media outcry was so bad that he had to cancel that plan.

Now, the Republican legislature is passing a bill to strip the hell out of the power of the governor, since it's flipping from a Republican to a Democrat, basically trying to eliminate the system of checks and balances.

Oh, and then this:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/12/north-carolina-republic...

Among its biggest consequences, the bill would effectively place election administration in Republican hands. Under current law, three of the five positions on the state board of elections are controlled by the governor's party. But under the proposed legislation, the board would be merged with the state Ethics Commission and each party would get an equal number of appointees. Democratic appointees would chair the board in odd-numbered years and Republican appointees would lead in even-numbered years. Since federal and major state elections take place in even-numbered years, this ensures that the board would be led by Republicans during major elections. Under the bill, county election boards would also shift from control by the governor's party to an equal partisan split.
Republicans are describing their proposed structure as "nonpartisan" and "completely balanced."
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 24, 2016 at 1:24pm

Farewell, America - Neal Gabler, [Moyers &  Co.]

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 24, 2016 at 12:39pm

Yup -- dRumpf's policy positions seem to be little more than his whims of the moment, coupled with the usual Greedy Old Party "I've got mine, screw you" taken to extremes.

Comment by Daniel W on December 24, 2016 at 12:21pm

Throw in, incessant, instantaneous making things up as you go along, incessant partisanship, and anomie.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 24, 2016 at 11:22am

The only thing I would add to that diagram would be: "Simplistic answers to complex questions."  I am so very sick of that.

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 24, 2016 at 11:04am

The Heart of Darkness - A political Venn diagram. [Swastika with four arms labeled WHITE SUPREMACY, NATIONALIST PROPAGANDA, CORPORATE SOCIALISM, ECONOMIC INSTABILITY. At the center square of their intersection: The GOP. (ragingpencils.com - Stanfill)

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 24, 2016 at 11:02am

Loren, Joseph, Ruth, agreed!

Not even making believe that tRump isn't insane and dangerous, but the resulting perception that other people's ideas that usually would have been recognized as outrageously far-right are "not so outrageous".

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 23, 2016 at 9:48pm

I agree with you, Loren.

The push to "normalize" Drumpf continues, which is enormously disturbing to me.
Comment by Joseph P on December 23, 2016 at 5:16pm

The Overton Window is always a concern.  Although, in this case, I assume you mean the simple attempt to make believe that he isn't insane and dangerous.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 23, 2016 at 4:24pm

It's also a continuation of a highly disturbing pattern associated with Drumpf, yet one which doesn't seem to be upsetting anyone sufficiently to send up a flare about.  The push to "normalize" Drumpf continues, which is enormously disturbing to me.

 
 
 

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