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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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Are Republicans quashing protest in order to establish a police state?

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 2 Replies

A dangerous and disturbing trend:Republican lawmakers at the state level—often with the backing of police unions ... in at least 11 states ... have either introduced or threatened to introduce bills that make it more dangerous or costly to attend…Continue

Tags: authoritarianism, totalitarianism, police state, Republican Party, GOP

Things to thank the current Republican president* for

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Friday. 4 Replies

[Written by Susan Keller; shared more than 29,000 30,000 times on Facebook.]I can't believe I'm saying this, but it looks like Trump is actually making…Continue

Tags: president, 45, education, subscriptions, journalism

GET READY FOR THE FIRST SHOCKS OF TRUMP’S DISASTER CAPITALISM Naomi Klein January 24 2017

Started by Joan Denoo on Thursday. 0 Replies

WE ALREADY KNOW that the Trump administration plans to deregulate markets, wage all-out war on “radical Islamic terrorism,” trash climate science and unleash a fossil-fuel frenzy. It’s a vision that can be counted on to generate a tsunami of crises…Continue

Poverty Has Always Accompanied Capitalism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 18 Replies

Capitalism usually overthrew its predecessor system (often feudalism, sometimes slavery or still others) violently and accompanied by slogans of "freedom" as in the French revolution's "liberte, egalite, fraternite" or Lincoln's "Emancipation…Continue

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 16, 2017 at 10:02pm
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 16, 2017 at 9:55pm
Comment by Loren Miller on February 16, 2017 at 4:24pm

Ruth, that YouTube piece you posted gave me a whole new take on what's going on with Bannon and the NSC.  It also just about made me lose my lunch, but I'll be okay ... I think!

Comment by Joseph P on February 16, 2017 at 3:54pm

And when Spud's post mentions "other lenders", think payday loans and similar predatory, stupidly-high interest, constantly rolled-over loan institutions.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 16, 2017 at 3:47pm

Oh yes, drunk with power.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 16, 2017 at 3:34pm
Comment by Loren Miller on February 16, 2017 at 3:16pm

Keith Olbermann asked it, and I'm forwarding the question:
Are These People HIGH Or What?



Resist.  Peace.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 16, 2017 at 2:15pm

A bill is in the works to repeal the Consumer Complaint Database. It would also eliminate the CFPB's authority to punish unfair, deceptive or abusive practices among banks and other lenders, and it would allow the President to handpick—and fire—the bureau's director at will.

http://www.consumerreports.org/consumer-complaints/days-may-be-numb...

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 16, 2017 at 10:30am

Three minute video about Steve Bannon and the National Security Council. Get background.

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 15, 2017 at 11:00pm

And on the "Economics" side of this group, Ivanka Trump's brand is doing really well... :)

Gray 'Ivanka Trump' sweater with bling around the neckline, with a Marshall's price tag, 'Compare at $64.00', $39.99, but marked down with a red sticker to $1.00(via cheezburger.com)

 
 
 

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