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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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James Howard Kunstler: The Coming Economy Of "Less"

Started by Joan Denoo Mar 23. 0 Replies

James Howard Kunstler: The Coming Economy Of "Less"3:40 "I think what is really going on, what's sort of behind the insanity of this, is the very…Continue

Tags: rational, analysis, herd-emotion, mendacity, America

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

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 5, 2017 at 5:14pm

Great comment on trumpcare, Grinning Cat. Republicans in the House are the real death panel indeed.

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 5, 2017 at 4:17pm

On Republicans in the House acting as a death panel and passing the Trump"care" bill that would result in 17,000 needless deaths in 2018, 29,000 in 2026 -- and conveniently exempting themselves from its provisions:

Robert Samuel White writes a Twitter thread:

"1~ This thread is about my mother. I want you to hear her story, because the @GOP are going to kill her. [...]"

He concludes with an illustration of what our Republican president* presumably means by "Everyone will be covered":

Donald Trump as a doctor in a hospital room, saying “Everyone will be covered” as he pulls a sheet over a dead patient.(Read the whole thing!)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 3, 2017 at 9:19pm

Trump to sign executive order making it easier for churches to support political candidates

[WAPO]


(As if they haven't already been doing it with complete impunity)

We. are. so. fucked. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 3, 2017 at 9:14am

"Combining Nixon's paranoia, Reagan's dementia and W.'s complete lack of knowledge, Donald Trump truly is the ultimate Republican president"

(Comedian Orli Matlow, on Twitter)

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 3, 2017 at 9:12am

Rachel Maddow on tRump's first 100 days:

“Are you comforted by his incompetence? Would you rather have a competent person trying to do bad things or would you rather have an incompetent person trying to do bad things?”

(more, with lots of snarky comments, at Joe.My.God.)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 2, 2017 at 1:50pm

from Jonathan Riley on Twitter

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 1, 2017 at 9:45pm

In deference to the thin thread by which I pretend to hang on to the remaining shreds of my sanity, I've given up on following this shit. But . . . just in case anyone has any doubt that we're being governed by a complete fucking maroon:

Trump makes puzzling claim about Andrew Jackson, Civil War

[LA Times]

[Spoiler: "puzzling" was waaaaaaaaaaay too kind a description]

President Trump made a puzzling claim about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War in an interview.

Speaking to the Washington Examiner, Trump wondered why issues that triggered the war “could not have been worked out” in order to prevent the bloody conflict. Trump praised the accomplishments of Jackson, the populist president he has cited as a role model.

He made the puzzling claim that Jackson “was really angry that he saw what was happening in regard to the Civil War.” But Jackson died in 1845, and the Civil War didn't begin until 16 years later, in 1861.

Trump then said, “People don't ask the question, but why was there the Civil War?”

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 28, 2017 at 10:22am

And back to more recent politics and economics...

“How could Assad gas those beautiful little babies?!!... It’s an affront to humanity!” said from inside “Trump Deregulation, Inc.” factories blackening the sky with smoke, soot, and pollution; meanwhile the dirty baby “USA” is going “cough, cough, hack, hack...”

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 28, 2017 at 10:20am

The immigration bumper sticker reminded me of this story from notalwaysright.com:

(I’m waiting in line behind a woman speaking on her cellphone in another language. Ahead of her is a white man. After the woman hangs up, he speaks up.)

Man: “I didn’t want to say anything while you were on the phone, but you’re in America now. You need to speak English.”

Woman: “Excuse me?”

Man: *very slow* “If you want to speak Mexican, go back to Mexico. In America, we speak English.”

Woman: “Sir, I was speaking Navajo. If you want to speak English, go back to England.”

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 28, 2017 at 10:16am

Bertold, Loren, YES! The truth of the "Christian nation" idea (and individual effort and salvation vs. "pagan statism") as relatively recently manufactured to benefit corporations and oppose the New Deal needs to be widely known.

 
 
 

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