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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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Maajid Nawaz Interview (Real Time with Bill Maher)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky 17 hours ago. 2 Replies

There may be no one who has a fuller understanding of the culture and dynamics of Muslim world in both its moderate and radical aspects than Maajid Nawaz. The problem has been that, because he has the unmitigated nerve to use clear observation and…Continue

Tags: Southern Poverty Law Center, Muslims, Islam, Bill Maher, Maajid Nawaz

Putin critic says he's one of the lucky ones: "I'm still here" (CBS News "60 Minutes")

Started by Loren Miller Jun 4. 0 Replies

If anyone should doubt the toxic nature of the Russian government of Vladimir Putin, they need look no further than the case of anti-Putin activist, Vladimir Kara-Murza. On two separate occasions in the past four years, Kara-Murza has been subjected…Continue

Tags: poison, Vladimir Putin, Vladimir Kara-Murza, 60 Minutes, CBS News

Why Nestle is one of the most hated companies in the world

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 2. 4 Replies

Why Nestle is one of the most hated companies in the world"Child labor, unethical promotion, manipulating uneducated mothers, pollution, price fixing…Continue

Tags: of, Stuff, Story, the, crunchnestle

Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

Started by Joan Denoo May 28. 0 Replies

Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealthIt's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.""sub-Saharan…Continue

Tags: corporations, tax-havens, repatriate, climate, change

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Comment by tom sarbeck on May 25, 2017 at 9:26pm
Bert, when you stop hanging with Trump and his gang, you won't think it a low metaphor. :)
Comment by tom sarbeck on May 25, 2017 at 9:20pm
Thanks, Joan. I too enjoy being challenged to think and you occasionally do that.
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 25, 2017 at 8:39pm

Joseph, thanks for the history of news and involvement with government. The mainstream news does not cover Steven King and after listening to your videos, I can see why. RT does broadcast his material. Now I know why. How about:  

E120. Professor Steve Keen Interview - The Future of Money

I very much value your input, Joseph and agree the interesting parts are where principles and perceptions clash. I want and need that kind of participation with me.

To everyone, I am looking for investigative reporters who get beyond the propaganda stuff. Please share information with me on the people you trust.

Also, everyone, the invitation is open to have criticism of what I write and share.

I love the way Tom Sarbeck challenges me and I welcome any comments from others! 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 25, 2017 at 8:24pm

As frank as a politician. Thanks for a new low in metaphors, Tom.

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 25, 2017 at 7:15pm
Ruth, I will be as frank as some of the politicians I've met. For whom are you providing cover?

1. Politics doesn't have to be seen as so corrupt, but people who don't see its opportunities for corruption will be victims. People who SAY they don't see the opportunities are innocent or they are co-conspirators.

2. That public is the oligarchs' prey.

3, An oligarchy controlled by corrupted party leaders does not describe Bernie Sanders, so far as his words have told us or so far as some of us need to believe.

There are ways politicians can prove they are not corrupt and you probably know some of them. Please share some of those you know.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 25, 2017 at 4:04pm

Tom, politics doesn't have to be seen as so corrupt. Anyway, the oligarchy isn't in conflict with the lied-to taxpaying public, that public is their tool. Leave room for honest politics, like Bernie Sanders. They may be vastly outnumbered, but they exist. Don't define them away.

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 25, 2017 at 2:47pm
@Joseph: "...wasn't validly constructed."
Politics is not an exercise in philosophy. Some say politics is economics. It is, in part.

With both major parties corrupted by money, and no laws to prevent a rising minor party from becoming similarly corrupted, politics requires a different description.

Having done politics, and having seen more than the car bomb murder of an investigative reporter (see 'Don Bolles' in Wikipedia), politics is more accurately described as conflict between:
1. an oligarchy controlled by corrupted party leaders who exhibit some of the behavior of sociopaths, and
2. a lied-to and ill-informed taxpaying public.
Comment by tom sarbeck on May 25, 2017 at 2:27pm
@Joseph: Joseph might be sure he and I agree on 80 or 90% of things. Since we haven't conferred, I'm not sure. :)
Comment by tom sarbeck on May 25, 2017 at 9:05am
@Joseph: "...I wasn't an adult back then. [when the NYT were sycophants of the State Department]"

It may be true that you weren't an adult then, Joseph. Many people weren't. I was and in 1951 was a veteran of military combat (the Korean War). Yeah, I'm playing the older is smarter card.
Comment by Joseph P on May 25, 2017 at 2:52am

I'm sure that Tom and I agree on 80% or 90% of things, Joan.  The points of disagreement are the ones that are the most important and the most interesting to discuss.

 
 
 

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