Politics, Economics, and Religion


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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A Humanist Statement on Separating Families at the US Border

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia 48 minutes ago. 5 Replies

Washington, D.C., June 22, 2018)—The Board of Directors of the American Humanist Association has issued the following statement:The American Humanist Association condemns in the…Continue

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Reps. Huffman, Raskin, McNerney, & Kildee Launch Congressional Freethought Caucus (Congressman Jared Huffman)

Started by Loren Miller May 7. 0 Replies

Washington, D.C.- Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), and Dan Kildee (D-MI) announced the launch of the Congressional Freethought Caucus to promote sound public policy based on reason, science, and moral…Continue

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Comment by Chris on December 4, 2017 at 3:28am

I disagree with some of the following article - that 'Citizens" don't like to subsidize corporations.  

In some big cities Citizens willingly subsidize sport stadiums for corporate football and baseball teams.

Trading Tax Breaks For Amazon’s New HQ Is Just Another Form Of Corp...

Voters hate corporate welfare. A 2016 Rasmussen poll found that nearly 70 percent of voters think “government and big business often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors.” Americans also overwhelmingly think that corporations don’t pay their “fair share”—a September ABC News/Washington Post poll discovered that nearly two-thirds of Americans think large corporations don’t pay enough in taxes.

In this climate, Amazon’s success in recruiting targeted tax breaks to fund its second headquarters is remarkable. Amazon’s ability to secure special incentives provides a useful case study in how corporations can change the framing of the issue in their favor. Unfortunately, the end result is local residents, businesses, and government budgets harmed in the name of “job creation.”

Over the course of a month, Amazon solicited bids from localities, urging the passage of “special incentive legislation” to make bids more competitive. Cities immediately began falling over themselves to submit offers. Amazon claims it received 238 bids by the end of the solicitation period.

Not all of these cities publicly expressed their interest, but many did. Inhabitants of the Twittersphere were subjected to a deluge of corny videos that invariably included a forced “Alexa, where should Amazon establish its new headquarters?” line. Localities also offered predictably massive tax breaks. Newark, New Jersey, for example, offered Amazon a cool $7 billion—and that’s just the largest bid that’s been made public.

More Here

It gets even worse. The city of Fresno offered a deal where the corporation Amazon to put back  some of the tax breaks into the city coffiers as Amazon chose fit. 

In Amazon HQ frenzy, Fresno offers the most innovative deal of all:...
Comment by Tom Sarbeck on December 3, 2017 at 5:22am
Joan, one meatless day a week will become two, two will become three, three become four, et cetera until they are seven days.

We humans populate the planet far more efficiently than we process plant protein.
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 2, 2017 at 2:46am

There is proof in the pudding: 

"$10 billion in just the past month to now more than $90 billion"

Bezos, head of the online retail behemoth Amazon, saw his wealth jump in one month. 

America’s Wealth Inequality Has Reached Staggering New Levels

How much did your wealth grow in the past month?

It is policy and practices that create the wealth gap, not wealthy people work hard and poor people are not willing to work. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 2, 2017 at 2:38am

Jared Kushner Could Be The Next Domino To Fall In Mueller’s Russia ...

"Flynn said “a very senior member of the Presidential Transition Team” directed him to call officials from foreign governments in an attempt to block the vote, according to court records. Sources told several news outlets that Kushner is that senior official. "

The plot thickens! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 1, 2017 at 9:52pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 1, 2017 at 9:51pm
Comment by Grinning Cat on December 1, 2017 at 11:29am

All the President's Men [GPS ankle monitor labeled 'Make America Great Again]

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 30, 2017 at 8:18am

Half Billion Dollar Museum of the Bible Opens in D.C. With Right-Wing Influence and Historical Distortion

A new museum in Washington reminds us that the Good Book is subject to interpretation — and abuse.

By Bill Moyers, Michael Winship / BillMoyers.com

November 30, 2017, 1:03 PM GMT


Comment by Chris on November 27, 2017 at 9:50am

I'm curious how far Tom Steyer's commericals to Impeach Dondld Trump have gone. 

I see commercials here in California (U.S.A).

Are they in other staters, or outside of the U.S.A.?


Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 24, 2017 at 1:21pm

How much did your wealth jump last month?

Bezos, head of the online retail behemoth Amazon, saw his wealth jump by $10 billion in just the past month to now more than $90 billion. That’s a stunning leap. But what’s truly stunning is that Bezos and the next two wealthiest Americans, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, together now own more wealth than the entire bottom half of the American population combined.

America’s Wealth Inequality Has Reached Staggering New Levels




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