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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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'Trump's Katrina?' No, it's much worse (Juliette Kayyem - CNN)

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It is a difficult task to turn the memory of Hurricane Katrina into a quaint story of well-meaning government actors unable to save a city from destruction. President Donald Trump managed to do that on Saturday morning when he essentially blamed…Continue

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Trump, America's First White President

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[reposting from the group "Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, and Culture", which will be was cleared and closed October 1.]Trump, America's first white presidentSo writes…Continue

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Comment by Joseph P on May 11, 2017 at 9:14pm

Aaaaaaand we have a distraction attempt in place:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/11/opinions/kris-kobach-waldman/index.html

If you check out the video, at 1:28, Trump demonstrates his profound ignorance about ... well, yet another of the many things about which he doesn't have a damned clue.  He cites a 2012 Pew Research study that examines inaccurate and out-of-date voter records and presents it as evidence of widespread voter fraud.  He doesn't seem to comprehend the difference between the two.

It's even worse than my one uncle who tries to lecture the rest of the family about his insane, libertarian economic views, when he doesn't even understand that there's a difference between the budget deficit and the national debt.

Comment by Joseph P on May 11, 2017 at 8:21pm

Oh, and here's an interesting read: a bit of a dive into the real motivation behind Comey's firing.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-trumps-anger-and-impati...

Comment by Joseph P on May 11, 2017 at 8:06pm

We can hope.  It turns out that the pride that Donald feels over all that he's learned about healthcare is a little misplaced.  He seems to think that health insurance should cost $15/month ... somehow.  I can't help but wonder what sort of care that sort of insurance is going to cover, after he strips the subsidies significantly.

https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2017/5/11/1562...

I agree ... actually, I think he's overstating the amount.  I think that basic health insurance should be free, something along the lines of Medicare-for-All.  I'm just educated enough on the subject to realize that that's going to cost a whole lot of money from the national budget.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 11, 2017 at 3:57pm

. . . chaos turns upon itself eventually, and that may be the best shot we have.

Charles Pierce

Comment by Joseph P on May 11, 2017 at 3:10pm

Hell, he's rewarded mindless loyalty over any sort of competence, since long before the election.  We've seen that he thinks of the cabinet positions as rewards for his sycophants, rather than executive roles meant to accomplish a specific goal.

No reason he shouldn't think of every single other governmental position the same way.  He thinks that the entire government is there to fulfill his every wish, since he won the government.  I bet we get someone similarly appropriate to Rick Perry as Energy Secretary, for Comey's replacement.

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 11, 2017 at 12:30pm

There's also this:

Trump with smoking rifle after having shot a dog labeled COMEY: 'It was a hunting dog and I wanted a lap dog...'

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 11, 2017 at 12:29pm

Apropos to the suspiciously conveniently-timed firing of Comey:October: candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump standing side by side, with a 'COMEY' bomb coming down on Clinton. November: mushroom cloud where Clinton stood, Trump still there, impassive. December: a plume of smoke where Clinton was, Trump silent and impassive. January: smoke dying down, Trump still there. February, March, April: Trump still there. May: Trump says, 'Oh my gosh, Hillary! Are you OK???'(click to embiggen)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 10, 2017 at 12:57pm

Perfect, GC. Here's another in a similar vein:

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 10, 2017 at 12:07pm

Touching on religion and politics...

Freedom of Religion in Action (angry man, wearing a 'God loves me not you' shirt, literally shoving a bible down another man's throat)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 9, 2017 at 11:13pm

And Mr. Pierce of Esquire had some choice words as well.

The Great American Ass-Covering
With James Comey's firing, the entire Justice Department is now hopelessly compromised.

 
 
 

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