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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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James Howard Kunstler: The Coming Economy Of "Less"

Started by Joan Denoo Mar 23. 0 Replies

James Howard Kunstler: The Coming Economy Of "Less"3:40 "I think what is really going on, what's sort of behind the insanity of this, is the very…Continue

Tags: rational, analysis, herd-emotion, mendacity, America

Mueller gathers evidence that 2017 Seychelles meeting was effort to establish back channel to Kremlin (Washington Post)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 8. 6 Replies

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has gathered evidence that a secret meeting in Seychelles just before the inauguration of Donald Trump was an effort to establish a back channel between the incoming administration and the Kremlin — apparently…Continue

Tags: Seychelles, meeting, Putin, Russia, collusion

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 5, 2017 at 1:17pm

Republican logic at its finest!

House GOP says Las Vegas massacre inspired them to crack down on reproductive rights
Instead of gun control, Republicans say the violence prompted a new effort to restrict abortions.

[Think Progress]

  • In the aftermath of two recent acts of gun violence, the House GOP caucus has been inspired not to pursue gun control legislation that could prevent future mass shootings, but instead to crack down on reproductive rights.
  • “As we mourn the lives lost in Las Vegas this week, and welcome Whip Scalise back to Capitol Hill, we are reminded just how precious life is,” the GOP caucus writes in a blog post about new anti-abortion legislation approved by the House on Tuesday. “This message weighed heavily on the hearts of House Republicans as we spoke of the potential of life — especially lives cut short through abortion.”
Comment by Grinning Cat on October 5, 2017 at 12:41pm

Another note about govtrack.us: it offers emoji you can click on to upvote on a bill's overview page.

... and after I upvoted a few of them:

I strongly recommend participating in those little informal polls on bills that matter.

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 5, 2017 at 12:25pm

Also relevant:

"Bump Stocks Sell Out Nationwide Over Ban Fears" (Joe.My.God.)

(That fact says a lot!!! Why does any private citizen need to make their rifle fully automatic? To protect themselves against armed mutant sentient hypercaffeinated vampire deer with tactical nukes? 

Or against a gang of hundreds of home intruders who burst in all at once? Or against the U.S. Army? Ain't gonna work.)

It turns out that the Second Amendment wasn't created to ensure an "individual right" to have a firearm -- that was created by the Supreme Court in 2008. The ugly truth is that the Founders wanted to protect the states against a federal standing army, and to protect slave patrols, i.e. ensure slaveholding states were free to recapture people who had escaped slavery.

So Few Americans Understand What the Second Amendment Is Really About—or Its Dark History (Thom Hartmann, AlterNet) subtitled "The Second Amendment is an anachronism that's no longer relevant today."

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 3, 2017 at 3:38pm

Cowardly politicians (politician in suit) saying “Tell the victims they’re in my prayers...” while holding a “rosary” made of bullets and campaign contribution moneybags, with an “NRA” revolver at the end in place of a cross.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 2, 2017 at 6:23pm
Comment by tom sarbeck on October 1, 2017 at 1:46am
Cat, the GovTrack site looks interesting. I can easily see a bill's summary, its details, and even its text. I'm sometimes that compulsive.
Comment by tom sarbeck on October 1, 2017 at 1:32am
Cat, I want it but will it require us to slow down or stop our overseas empire building?

If so, we will have to make a humongous effort.
Comment by Grinning Cat on September 30, 2017 at 11:55pm

If we were to repeal and replace Obamacare / the Affordable Care Act, how about with a civilized universal single-payer system such as Rep. John Conyers' Expanded and Improved Medicare for All!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 30, 2017 at 3:19pm

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 29, 2017 at 4:27pm

ProPublica is hosting the Politwoops project that tracks politicians' and public figures' deleted tweets, including those of President* Donald Trump.

I learned about it through coverage of 45* deleting his tweets supporting Luther Strange, a candidate for Alabama's Republican runoff primary election for a US Senate seat, after disgraced former ("Ten Commandments") judge Roy Moore won.

 
 
 

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