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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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Many evangelicals favor Trump because he is not Clinton

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Sep 23. 4 Replies

 Many evangelicals favor Trump because he is not ClintonDuring the campaign, many observers have expressed…Continue

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176 Shocking Things Donald Trump Has Done This Election (Keith Olbermann)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by tom sarbeck Sep 15. 3 Replies

It is not news to most of us that Donald John Trump (hereinafter referred to as "Drumpf") may be the most disastrous thing to hit American politics since the junior senator from Wisconsin of roughly 70 years ago.  He has been one of many such…Continue

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 18, 2015 at 7:52pm

Agreed, Bertold. <sigh> Any one of them would sink us all.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 18, 2015 at 5:41pm

Salon ran an excellent article titled 

These religious clowns should scare you: GOP candidates’ gullible, ...

A section follows:

Now let’s pause and consider the situation. Kelly is a political science graduate from a major Northeastern university, an attorney by trade with some 10 years of practice behind her, and a citizen of one the planet’s most developed countries. Speaking on satellite television (a technological wonder, whether we still recognize it or not, and no matter what we think of Fox News) in the twenty-first century, this sharp, degree-bearing professional American has just asked, with a straight face, a senator (who happens himself to be a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law) if he is receiving messages from a supernatural being. Yet no one in the audience broke into guffaws or even chuckled. And, of course, no one cried out with irate incredulity at the ludicrousness of the supposition implicit in the question (that an imaginary heavenly ogre could possibly be beaming instructions down to one of his earthling subjects). But since the supernatural being in question goes by the name of “God,” in the clown show that was the Republican debate, everyone – audience, MC, and the clowns themselves – simultaneously took leave of their senses and judged the matter at hand legit.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 18, 2015 at 12:31pm
Hansen’s idea to curb climate change:  “…As long as fossil fuels are the cheapest energy, people are going to keep burning them and going to find them, to dig them up wherever they can find them. …what we need to do is add a gradually rising fee to the fossil fuels, which you would collect from the fossil fuel companies at the source... And that money should be distributed to - all legal residents of the country. That way the person who does better than average in limiting his carbon footprint will make money, and it will be a big incentive for them to pay attention to their carbon footprint. It will be a big incentive for entrepreneurs to develop no carbon and low carbon energy sources and products. And the economic studies that have been done show that this actually stimulates the economy. So it doesn't cost anything.”

Dr. James Hansen gives his idea to curb climate change on Fareed Za...

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 15, 2015 at 9:53am

On another topic, The Onion observes that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has resisted resolution for decades, even though hardliners on both sides agree on the solution in every detail:

Israel's Favored Solution: * Establish Strong Religious State * Seize Every Inch Of Land * Exercise Total Political Control * Bathe In Blood Of The Enemy * Eradicate Every Man, Woman, And Child On Other Side * Realize God's Will * Rejoice Upon Pushing Rivals' Corpses Into Sea * Claim Holy City Of Jerusalem For Selves / Palestine's Favored Solution: * Establish Strong Religious State * Seize Every Inch Of Land * Exercise Total Political Control * Bathe In Blood Of The Enemy * Eradicate Every Man, Woman, And Child On Other Side * Realize God's Will * Rejoice Upon Pushing Rivals' Corpses Into Sea * Claim Holy City Of Jerusalem For Selves

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 13, 2015 at 4:40pm

Trump might be a good Carter's Little Liver Pills salesman, but POTUS he is not. 

Comment by Gerald Payne on August 11, 2015 at 5:18am

I watched that 'debate'. I don't think they did themselves any favours with all that populist rhetoric being spoken. One would have been forgiven for thinking that Trump was applying to be a border guard rather than the President.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 10, 2015 at 11:38pm

Music to my ears, Rick Perry's "no longer paying his campaign staff and his funding is drying up". Let's see how many others survive the Repub. race. 

Rick Perry 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 10, 2015 at 9:46pm

Pat - your caveat is accepted. I thought Kasich had shown the slightest trace amounts of humanity, but I won't quibble over trifles. On a sad note </sarcasm> Rick Perry may be getting flushed out of the bowl, er, race early. The WaPost has heartbreakingly</sarcasm>  reported he's no longer paying his campaign staff and his funding is drying up.

Comment by k.h. ky on August 10, 2015 at 7:41pm
Speaking of the devil.... Trumps praises are being sung, as I write, on Anderson Cooper 360. I do not like trump. Surely he will float away. I knew there was a reason I didn't watch CNN too.
Comment by Pat on August 10, 2015 at 3:35pm

Bertold, I will second that emotion with one caveat. Leave off the "almost."

And Ruth, you're correct. TPP will do to the American worker, especially union workers, what NAFTA did to American manufacturing. I can hear the flushing sound already.

 
 
 

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