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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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Are We Monsters? (HuffPost – Neal Gabler)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 1 hour ago. 31 Replies

Warner Brothers and Universal have both been dusting off an inventory of classic monsters — King Kong, Godzilla, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, etc. — which prompted New York Times film critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott to speculate whether this was a…Continue

Tags: Donald Trump, Joe Walsh, Jimmy Kimmel, monsters

Skepticism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius May 14. 7 Replies

We, you and I, claim to live in a democracy, a place where the rule of law stands higher than the rule of man. We believe such fallacies because that is what we learned in school, from the first time we stood tall and proud and repeated the "pledge…Continue

Tags: propaganda, tRump, manipulation, fraud, mendacity

The Republicans are going to kill Robert Samuel White's mother.

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by tom sarbeck May 5. 1 Reply

This Twitter thread from Robert Samuel White, telling his family's story and reacting to yesterday's House passage of the American Health "Care" Act that will…Continue

Tags: GOP, Republican Party, Republicans, Greedy Old Party, insurance

Agriculture and religion have much in common, other than bull shit.

Started by Joan Denoo May 4. 0 Replies

Sixty some years ago I started college with a major in horticulture at Washington State College (now university). The first day of class, our prof, Dr. Woody Kalin, explained to us that we would be working with soil, and there was a difference…Continue

Tags: probability, opportunity, possibility, preferability., revolution

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Comment by tom sarbeck on Thursday

I will paraphrase an old favorite, Loren.

I do objectivity, you do subjectivity, s/he do crap.

Comment by tom sarbeck on Thursday

Joseph, I just do everything wrong, don't I?

Comment by Loren Miller on Wednesday

I've watched enough RT to recognize that it is no better than Fox News (and possibly worse) as regards anything resembling objectivity or integrity in reportage ... and I will have nothing to do with it.

Comment by Joseph P on Wednesday

Tom, you're comparing the functioning of random media outlets to top-down influence of a government-funded media outlet in an authoritarian near-dictatorship.  RT was set up with the explicit mission of countering the proposed anti-Russian bias of western media, while funded by the Russian government.  The propagandistic potential is built into it from the start.

The American media was cheer-leading a bit at the start of the two current wars, yes.  Then, they turned on the administration, once it became clear that the pretenses for the Iraq war were fraudulent.  That isn't government-controlled propaganda.

And what does a press secretary saying that the government has a right to lie to its people have to do with anything under discussion?  You're introducing red herrings like crazy, man.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Wednesday

I just received notice my mailbox is full and messages to me bounce back to the author.   Sorry if I didn't receive your recent mail. I'm working on cleaning out my mailbox.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Wednesday

Potential? 

Comment by tom sarbeck on Wednesday
More generally, Americans (and people everywhere) who don't see political leaders as potential predators have deafened and blinded themselves. Or, as party loyalists, hope to someday share the plunder.

It was a White House press secretary who in 1968-69 declared on TV that the governnment (those in the government) have a right to lie to the people.
Comment by tom sarbeck on Wednesday
That dependence is assumed, Joseph.

AT (American TV) isn't Wall Street but its (AT's) independence from Washington requires similar questioning. During the Viet Nam War, the NYT was widely seen as a State Department flack. In the weeks before America's more recent wars, the media lead the cheering.

People who watch WH press briefings know that reporters who want to be called on to ask questions have to choose their questions AND write their articles carefully. Ditto for UK reporters in their scrums.
Comment by Joseph P on Tuesday

And yeah, Bert, the MFFRF must have their hands full.

Comment by Joseph P on Tuesday

RT isn't Pravda or Breitbart, Tom, but their independence from the Kremlin is questioned by many, to put it mildly.  Have a read, if you're so inclined.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2013/06/13/in-cas...

http://archives.cjr.org/feature/what_is_russia_today.php

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/04/donald-trump-2016-ru...

http://time.com/rt-putin/

The fact that they often do good, objective journalism can make it that much worse, when the Kremlin turns on the propaganda.  It's easier to dismiss Breitbart, which is all crazy, all the time.

 
 
 

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