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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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Your private internet history up for sale, thanks to Republicans? Being considered by House *tonight*

Started by Grinning Cat 12 hours ago. 0 Replies

The U.S. House of Representatives will be considering S.J.Res. 34, a bill to repeal the FCC's protections for internet privacy, as early as tonight.The bill, passed by…Continue

Tags: FTC, Republicans, Congress, FCC, browsing history

The phony "freedoms" Republicans promise

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 20. 5 Replies

That's the title of Neil Buchanan's article in Newsweek (complete with irrelevant autoplaying video), reprinted from Justia's Verdict site where it has the title "…Continue

Tags: minimum wage, anti-abortion, anti-choice, scams, civil rights

Economics and Community values as to real estate owned by religious groups

Started by jlaz. Last reply by jlaz Mar 20. 6 Replies

I've been wondering off and on for a long time as to two inter-related (as I see it) issues: 1) evolving how people find community interaction when they want it. 2) real estate values of Churches and similar. 1) So, what I mean by the first is…Continue

California Deregulation as Foreshadow

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 8. 0 Replies

How the Energy Boys Fucked Over CaliforniaEven partial deregulation of the electricity market was a nightmare for California.In 2000 and…Continue

Tags: deregulation

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 17, 2016 at 11:11am

          >The entire Republican party is a good scapegoat.

Finally, a good use for them, as opposed to their usual sop of making everyone else a scapegoat.

Comment by Joseph P on August 17, 2016 at 9:40am

It sure as hell feels like that's a definite possibility, doesn't it?  He can blame it on all sorts of people afterward, too.  The entire Republican party is a good scapegoat.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 17, 2016 at 9:29am

Michael Moore: Trump Is Self-Sabotaging His Campaign Because He Never Really Wanted the Job in the First Place - He's running for president to get a better deal for "The Apprentice." (Alternet)

But then, he may be too big a narcissist to voluntarily step down and (in his eyes) declare himself a "LOSER!"

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 14, 2016 at 7:10am

The Orange One is right: the upcoming election is rigged... but actually in the Republicans' favor! These two cartoons explain:

On the left: a diverse crowd of people in line for the VOTER I.D. desk. Signs overhead: 'YOU MUST SHOW PROOF OF LAWFUL PRESENCE', 'YOU MUST SHOW PROOF OF IDENTITY', 'YOU MUST SHOW PROOF OF RESIDENCY'. On the right: a completely clear, red-carpeted line with a sign overhead: 'EXPRESS LANE - YOU MUST SHOW PROOF YOU ALWAYS VOTE REPUBLICAN'.

Couple in a car, passing a political billboard. He: “Look at that! Another billboard touting an incumbent who will coast to an easy re-election. I say, THROW THE BUM OUT!” Next frame: the billboard is revealed to say “RE-ELECT Gerry MANDERING” She: “Without true redistricting reform, that's easier said than done...”

(click to enlarge)

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 12, 2016 at 11:53am

Ruth, that cartoon on running a family like a corporation illustrates the problems perfectly!

Back to the election...

Doctor to Uncle Sam in his exam room: “I’m not sure that being ‘sick’ of this election qualifies you for medical marijuana.”

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 11, 2016 at 4:55pm

Comment by Joseph P on July 18, 2016 at 12:01pm

Isn't that supposed vision of Roberts's about the worst possible blasphemy that it's possible to commit?  About the only possible translation I can come up with that isn't horrific blasphemy is that Trump is actually Jesus coming back.

And congratulations, Pat.  You had a messed up dream.  I have plenty of bizarre dreams, and mine are far more interesting.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 18, 2016 at 4:01am

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 17, 2016 at 1:13pm

For anyone who hasn't blown their Sunday brunch yet:

Robertson Said He Had Vision of Trump Seated ‘At the Right Hand of the Lord’

“God came to me in a dream last night and showed me the future,” said Robertson. “He took me to heaven and I saw Donald Trump seated at the right hand of our Lord.”

According to Raw Story, Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, a 12,000-member megachurch, said Trump would make a better candidate than Jesus.

Probably the only time something true came out of Jeffress's mouth.

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 15, 2016 at 7:01pm

If anything, saying we favor tRump might inspire Clinton to move the wrong way, towards the right!

Anyway, here's something I picked up:

Make Earth Flat Again! Donald Trump 2016 - PoliticalGarbageChute.comAnd here's a message for anyone considering voting for him:

Trump is not one of you. He is one of him. Everything you have heard him say that you liked, if you look hard enough you will see that he one day said the exact opposite.(click to enlarge;
 taken from a quote by Louis CK,
 with apologies to chameleons everywhere!)

 
 
 

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