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

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joseph P yesterday. 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 Feb 14. 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 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.

Comment by Joseph P on December 23, 2016 at 2:29pm

Well, it's not automatically damning, but it's something that your vetting process should turn up.  I would say that you should avoid candidates who cause such major optics problems, but we are talking about Trump here.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 23, 2016 at 10:10am

As though the madness with Drumpf hasn't gotten bad enough:

Trump Aide Partnered With Firm Run by Man With Alleged KGB Ties (Bloomberg.com)

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 20, 2016 at 11:13pm

In "Media Issues" I shared a cartoon on president-elect popular vote loser tRump's (hypothetical) press conference; it's also relevant here.

Comment by tom sarbeck on December 18, 2016 at 2:42pm
Voice mail? Never. And "being away" is easy to fake.

I set my cell to send incalls to my landline phone, set its ringer to silent and send incalls to my answering machine, and set it to remain silent until a caller speaks. Peace at last!
Comment by Joseph P on December 18, 2016 at 12:47pm

Oh, and with the voice-mails, I never actually know that I'm going to have to deal with one until I have the outgoing message playing.  I guess I could hang up and call back once I write everything down, but if I'm out and about somewhere, that might not be an option.

Anyway, it's an issue of the past, at this point.  The only calls I've made in the past 2 or 3 years have been ones to places of business, such as doctor's offices, the plumber, or similar places that have secretaries who always pick up during business hours.

I can't think of the last time that I've actually called someone that I know in my personal life.  Texting or e-mail works much better, depending upon the person.  My phone is a pocket computer, not a telephone.  It isn't for talking to someone by voice ... unless maybe I'm calling someone through Skype.

 
 
 

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