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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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The Satanic Panic - The Witch Hunt of the Late Twentieth Century (Seth Andrews)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 1 Reply

To a degree, I think the following video and talk are mislabeled.  Oh, absolutely, Seth talks at length and in detail about the "Satanic Panic," the crazed obsession some Christians had about elements of popular culture through the 1970s, 80s, and…Continue

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The things I remember

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 4 Replies

The things I remember about The John Birch Society, founded in 1958 by a candy entrepreneur, Robert Welch, who, in 1961, said the government of the United States was “50-70 percent” Communist-controlled and Dwight D. Eisenhower was a “dedicated,…Continue

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Roy Moore Is Exactly What the Republican Party Is All About

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Roy Moore Is Exactly What the Republican Party Is All About"The rise of what used to be known as “the religious right” did not…Continue

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 25, 2017 at 4:19pm

I love learning a new word.

ochlocracy

A political system in which a mob is the source of control; government by the masses

Comment by Joseph P on January 24, 2017 at 6:05pm

@Jennifer W & Daniel W

That's part of the problem with not being in a target demographic.  I'm very partisan, highly educated in the issues, and I usually make it out to my freaking municipal elections on the odd-numbered years, in addition to the primaries.

I can't be swayed on the social issues, without some major revelation about what will be beneficial for the country ... which the right doesn't have, or they would have presented the evidence sometime in the last 20-something years.  I can't be bought with appeals to my economic advantage, since I have enough that I care more about what will help our society as a whole rather than what will benefit me personally.

I can't be motivated to get out and vote, more than I already am.  The only thing that could keep me away from the polling stations, generally on the first day of early-voting, would be a major illness, and then I would vote by mail-in or whatever is available in my state.  I've never really looked into it, since it hasn't come up.

So, yeah, they have no reason to talk to me.

Comment by Joseph P on January 24, 2017 at 5:54pm

@Daniel W

Facebook was a major source of fake news that some think influenced the election - I think so - but they say that despite their billions in profits, they can't come up with a way to avoid it.

I think it's more that they didn't think it would be as much of a problem.  Hell, they get so much money, whether or not they allow the fake news, that there's no reason for them to approve of the fake stuff.  The two at the top are pretty liberal, so they have a great deal of motivation to shut down the fake stuff, since it really won't hurt their bottom line.

... might actually help their bottom line, since it will help build trust from the center and left, in declaring that they'll be doing something about it.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 24, 2017 at 5:49pm

It's not just the wording that's creepy on this:

[Raw Story]

Trump bans government scientists from sharing their work with the taxpayers who funded it

The president signed executive orders Tuesday that cut off all new contracts and grants for the Environmental Protection Agency — and he also banned the agency’s employees from providing updates on social media or to journalists, the Associated Press reported.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 24, 2017 at 4:25pm

The administration seems to have taken on the internal dynamics of a middle-school run by the Borgias.
--Charles Pierce

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 24, 2017 at 12:31pm
 
 
 

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