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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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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 18 hours ago. 8 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 Joseph P on October 15, 2016 at 2:06pm

So, "Mexicans are rapists," wasn't a racist remark?

Besides, we already know that there's a whole lot of footage of him saying a variety of anti-African-American racial slurs on the set of The Apprentice.  It's just a question of who has leaked it to the Democrats, and when the Democrats will put it out there.

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 15, 2016 at 1:28pm

Will the tRump-worshippers' attempt at poisoning the well work beyond their bubble?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 15, 2016 at 12:37pm

Alt right trolls planning a stroke of fakery to get Donald off the hook.

#MediasNextTrumpLie: Inside 4chan's pro-Trump spam campaign to derail the media

[from Tech.mic]

If you see #MediasNextTrumpLie trending on Twitter Friday, remember that "trending" is not synonymous with "fact-based."
4chan's /pol/ forum — a favorite hangout for anti-PC, Donald Trump-worshipping, alt-right internet trolls — is campaigning to get this hashtag trending, starting at noon Eastern. It's a response to an unsubstantiated rumor started in /pol/ that another bombshell Trump video is about to be released — this time, supposedly, featuring the Republican presidential nominee saying "a racist remark." #MediasNextTrumpLie is meant to derail the conversation and counter the news industry's supposed anti-Trump bias.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 15, 2016 at 12:23am

Just exactly what I need tonight. Dr. Seuss! Wish I still had all his books; they are nestled in their new home at Michelle's so she can read them to her five kids. 

I do not like him 
in my blouse.
I do not like him 
in the House.
I do not like this vain man.
I do not like him, Sane-I-am.

#TrumpDrSeuss

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 14, 2016 at 6:10pm

And in a lighter vein,

Donald Trump Gets the Dr Seuss Treatment on Twitter in Poetic Rhymes

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 14, 2016 at 5:56pm

That's ugly and sleazy, and deceitful! The NM Rethugs can't find out whether registered Republicans actually voted that way on their secret ballots; but whether or not someone voted (and what party they've registered under) is public record.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 14, 2016 at 5:18pm

In an election where finding a new low requires a back hoe, here's a new low.

From the Daily Beast 

GOP Mailer: We’ll Tell Your Neighbors If You Vote Democratic
The New Mexico Republican Party admits sending fliers to residents warning them that when “Democrats win the election and you didn’t do your part… your neighbors will know.”


Ben Collins
10.14.16 11:25 AM ET

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It's getting ugly out there, and Nov. 8 isn't going to end it.

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 14, 2016 at 5:17pm

The Economist's cover nails it:

The Economist cover of October 15th-21st 2016. Cover story: “The debasing of American politics”. Illustration: Republican elephant logo, with its rear end a profile of Donald Trump's head, a quotation mark dropped beside it like a pair of turds, with the elephant eyeing it (suspiciously?).

Comment by Daniel W on October 13, 2016 at 9:38pm
Thanks BB. I had no idea there was a kerfuffle. Which is probably good. Cant wait to see the Trump emails released via wikileaks!
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 13, 2016 at 9:19pm

Blogger Charles Pierce thoughtfully dissects the Hillary/Catholics kerfuffle: 

A Few Thoughts on This Fake Catholic Outrage

This stuff isn't new, folks.

[whole article here]

In truth, there was throughout the last two decades of the 20th century an attempt by conservative Catholics to ally themselves with the most politically active splinter of American Protestantism, which was at that point only about 15 years removed from calling the Pope "the whore of Babylon." This alliance made no theological sense, of course. But the groups shared a certain attitude toward ladyparts and the ladies who have them that made them kindred spirits. This was how the late crank Richard John Neuhaus could host a symposium in First Things in which armed sedition was given a theological plausibility.

And with his usual flair, Mr. Pierce concludes the piece talking about you know who:

And then, before anyone could stop him, he dashed over to the statue of the Madonna and tried to put his hand up her skirt.
 
 
 

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