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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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Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

Started by Joan Denoo yesterday. 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

Retaking State Legislation May Be Our Only Hope

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo yesterday. 1 Reply

Andrew O’Hehir makes the point that,... the extreme and ingenious gerrymandering of congressional districts locked in by Republican state legislators after the 2010 census virtually guarantees a GOP House majority until the next census and at least…Continue

Tags: gerrymandering, symbolic thinking

Are We Monsters? (HuffPost – Neal Gabler)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo yesterday. 38 Replies

Warner Brothers and Universal have both been dusting off an inventory of classic monsters — King Kong, Godzilla, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, etc. — which prompted New York Times film critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott to speculate whether this was a…Continue

Tags: Donald Trump, Joe Walsh, Jimmy Kimmel, monsters

Skepticism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius May 14. 7 Replies

We, you and I, claim to live in a democracy, a place where the rule of law stands higher than the rule of man. We believe such fallacies because that is what we learned in school, from the first time we stood tall and proud and repeated the "pledge…Continue

Tags: propaganda, tRump, manipulation, fraud, mendacity

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Comment by Grinning Cat on December 13, 2016 at 8:45pm

Satire from the Borowitz Report, brilliantly extrapolating on grains of truth:

"Putin Agrees to Receive Intelligence Briefings in Trump's Place"

In what Donald Trump’s transition-team members are calling a further example of international coöperation, Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to receive daily U.S. intelligence briefings in the place of the President-elect.

Trump, who had earlier decided that he did not need the briefings and had assigned Vice-President-elect Mike Pence to receive them, said on Tuesday that Putin was a “much better choice.”

“No offense to Mike, but Vladimir Putin is just a terrific, terrific guy to do this,” he said. “He knows all the players.” [...]

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 13, 2016 at 8:44pm

Thanks, Ruth. I'll repost, more clearly labeled.

Comment by Joseph P on December 13, 2016 at 8:19pm

You're forgetting; Trump just won the presidency.  This is 'Merica now.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 13, 2016 at 8:17pm

Grinning Cat, you just assumed AN readers would recognize the Borowitz Report comment as satire. Please remember some of our members are not native English speakers, and might not realize it's satire right away.

Comment by Joseph P on December 13, 2016 at 7:57pm

I'm sure that there's arrogance in there somewhere, too, but I think it's mostly indifference, in this particular instance.  He seems to be in this for the self-aggrandizement and financial self-enrichment.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 13, 2016 at 7:52pm

The arrogance is beyond astounding.

Comment by Joseph P on December 13, 2016 at 7:17pm

That was the number when I last heard about the subject, yeah.  I'm hoping that he has perhaps sat in on a few more since then.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 13, 2016 at 6:26pm

I read somewhere he got bored after two.

Comment by Joseph P on December 13, 2016 at 6:14pm

So, how many intelligence briefings has Trump actually sat for, so far?  Are we up to 5 yet?

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 13, 2016 at 5:11pm

Ruth, those are perfect, especially the cartoon calling out tRump's cabinet picks!

 
 
 

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