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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 We Monsters? (HuffPost – Neal Gabler)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan 1 hour ago. 7 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

The Republicans are going to kill Robert Samuel White's mother.

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by tom sarbeck May 5. 1 Reply

This Twitter thread from Robert Samuel White, telling his family's story and reacting to yesterday's House passage of the American Health "Care" Act that will…Continue

Tags: GOP, Republican Party, Republicans, Greedy Old Party, insurance

Agriculture and religion have much in common, other than bull shit.

Started by Joan Denoo May 4. 0 Replies

Sixty some years ago I started college with a major in horticulture at Washington State College (now university). The first day of class, our prof, Dr. Woody Kalin, explained to us that we would be working with soil, and there was a difference…Continue

Tags: probability, opportunity, possibility, preferability., revolution

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 15, 2016 at 12:37pm

Alt right trolls planning a stroke of fakery to get Donald off the hook.

#MediasNextTrumpLie: Inside 4chan's pro-Trump spam campaign to derail the media

[from Tech.mic]

If you see #MediasNextTrumpLie trending on Twitter Friday, remember that "trending" is not synonymous with "fact-based."
4chan's /pol/ forum — a favorite hangout for anti-PC, Donald Trump-worshipping, alt-right internet trolls — is campaigning to get this hashtag trending, starting at noon Eastern. It's a response to an unsubstantiated rumor started in /pol/ that another bombshell Trump video is about to be released — this time, supposedly, featuring the Republican presidential nominee saying "a racist remark." #MediasNextTrumpLie is meant to derail the conversation and counter the news industry's supposed anti-Trump bias.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 15, 2016 at 12:23am

Just exactly what I need tonight. Dr. Seuss! Wish I still had all his books; they are nestled in their new home at Michelle's so she can read them to her five kids. 

I do not like him 
in my blouse.
I do not like him 
in the House.
I do not like this vain man.
I do not like him, Sane-I-am.

#TrumpDrSeuss

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 14, 2016 at 6:10pm

And in a lighter vein,

Donald Trump Gets the Dr Seuss Treatment on Twitter in Poetic Rhymes

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 14, 2016 at 5:56pm

That's ugly and sleazy, and deceitful! The NM Rethugs can't find out whether registered Republicans actually voted that way on their secret ballots; but whether or not someone voted (and what party they've registered under) is public record.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 14, 2016 at 5:18pm

In an election where finding a new low requires a back hoe, here's a new low.

From the Daily Beast 

GOP Mailer: We’ll Tell Your Neighbors If You Vote Democratic
The New Mexico Republican Party admits sending fliers to residents warning them that when “Democrats win the election and you didn’t do your part… your neighbors will know.”


Ben Collins
10.14.16 11:25 AM ET

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It's getting ugly out there, and Nov. 8 isn't going to end it.

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 14, 2016 at 5:17pm

The Economist's cover nails it:

The Economist cover of October 15th-21st 2016. Cover story: “The debasing of American politics”. Illustration: Republican elephant logo, with its rear end a profile of Donald Trump's head, a quotation mark dropped beside it like a pair of turds, with the elephant eyeing it (suspiciously?).

Comment by Daniel W on October 13, 2016 at 9:38pm
Thanks BB. I had no idea there was a kerfuffle. Which is probably good. Cant wait to see the Trump emails released via wikileaks!
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 13, 2016 at 9:19pm

Blogger Charles Pierce thoughtfully dissects the Hillary/Catholics kerfuffle: 

A Few Thoughts on This Fake Catholic Outrage

This stuff isn't new, folks.

[whole article here]

In truth, there was throughout the last two decades of the 20th century an attempt by conservative Catholics to ally themselves with the most politically active splinter of American Protestantism, which was at that point only about 15 years removed from calling the Pope "the whore of Babylon." This alliance made no theological sense, of course. But the groups shared a certain attitude toward ladyparts and the ladies who have them that made them kindred spirits. This was how the late crank Richard John Neuhaus could host a symposium in First Things in which armed sedition was given a theological plausibility.

And with his usual flair, Mr. Pierce concludes the piece talking about you know who:

And then, before anyone could stop him, he dashed over to the statue of the Madonna and tried to put his hand up her skirt.
Comment by k.h. ky on October 12, 2016 at 12:33am
Thanks Tom. I'll do that.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 11, 2016 at 9:00pm

Just occurred to me that this verse from No Expectations is a perfect ode to the Donald:

You heart is like a diamond
You throw your pearls at swine
And as I watch you leaving me
You pack my peace of mind

 
 
 

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