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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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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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

Amazon is taking over the world

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 1. 5 Replies

Taking over the world of commerce isn't just about economics. It's also control of ideas.Amazon…Continue

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 10, 2017 at 12:57pm

Perfect, GC. Here's another in a similar vein:

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 10, 2017 at 12:07pm

Touching on religion and politics...

Freedom of Religion in Action (angry man, wearing a 'God loves me not you' shirt, literally shoving a bible down another man's throat)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 9, 2017 at 11:13pm

And Mr. Pierce of Esquire had some choice words as well.

The Great American Ass-Covering
With James Comey's firing, the entire Justice Department is now hopelessly compromised.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 9, 2017 at 8:25pm

The Rude Pundit weighed in in his charming fashion.

The Dark Timeline Gets Darker: Brief Thoughts on the Comey Firing
. . . The Clinton shit is an obvious cover story. Comey was fired because he's dangerous. He's fired because Trump wants heads to put on the White House fence to threaten others. He can line up Comey's next to the noggins of Sally Yates and Preet Bharara. Trump's letter of dismissal said, in part, "I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation." Jesus, how pathetic to shiv a man while you talk about how awesome you are. How frightening that Trump seems to be discrediting anything that comes out of the FBI against him now that Comey is gone.

And Trump had been ordering Jeff Sessions to find a reason to fire Comey since at least last week. These fuckin' fascists.

5. Not scared yet? We no longer have a functioning Justice Department. We don't have a Congress that will check or balance the president in even the smallest ways. We have a president who doesn't care about anything other than protecting his orange ass and centralizing all power within him and his small cadres of hellspawn and spunk monkeys. And he's gonna appoint someone from that cadre to erase the investigations so he can gallivant on with his awful presidency.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 9, 2017 at 6:53pm

That Jeff Sessions supposedly pushed for it, all things considered, doesn't tend to be a good indicator in itself.

Comment by Joseph P on May 9, 2017 at 6:45pm

Sorry, my last couple of messages were a bit half-assed.  I sent them from my phone.

Comey's firing does look a bit suspicious.  Given the three articles listed at that Vox link ... I dunno.  All we have to go on right now is what Trump said, and I don't trust a word spoken by that pathological liar, unless it's backed up by multiple sources.  I thought there was a bit more that we had to go on than there actually is.  I hadn't read through everything I had available, when I wrote those last two.

So, this could potentially be bad.  We'll have to see where this goes.

Comment by Joseph P on May 9, 2017 at 5:39pm

Actually, I think this one might be justified. It's about many, many lies he told, in regards to both the Clinton investigation and later things.  It looks like this was recommended up the chain, from inside of the FBI, and it might be for appropriate reasons.  The initial, bare-bones declaration just looked bad.  The timing is questionable, but so is everything else that Trump does.

There's a good article about it on Vox: https://www.vox.com/2017/5/9/15601248/james-comey-fired-fbi-trump-i...

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 9, 2017 at 5:27pm

Some gratitude for handing tRump the election!

I'm afraid that any replacement chosen by the current Rethuglican administration will be even more untrustworthy.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 9, 2017 at 5:15pm

Holy shit! Hopefully there's a hell of a lot more to hit the fan.

Comment by Joseph P on May 9, 2017 at 5:06pm

Well, Comey is out.  http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/09/politics/james-comey-fbi-trump-white-...

Nothing at all questionable about the optics of this one, huh?  It isn't like the FBI is investigating anything important right now.




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