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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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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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Putin critic says he's one of the lucky ones: "I'm still here" (CBS News "60 Minutes")

Started by Loren Miller Jun 4. 0 Replies

If anyone should doubt the toxic nature of the Russian government of Vladimir Putin, they need look no further than the case of anti-Putin activist, Vladimir Kara-Murza. On two separate occasions in the past four years, Kara-Murza has been subjected…Continue

Tags: poison, Vladimir Putin, Vladimir Kara-Murza, 60 Minutes, CBS News

Why Nestle is one of the most hated companies in the world

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 2. 4 Replies

Why Nestle is one of the most hated companies in the world"Child labor, unethical promotion, manipulating uneducated mothers, pollution, price fixing…Continue

Tags: of, Stuff, Story, the, crunchnestle

Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

Started by Joan Denoo May 28. 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 May 28. 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

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Comment by tom sarbeck on October 19, 2016 at 3:14am

The tactic of setting the economically alienated against each other is the oldest and longest con in the playbook of American oligarchy.

Bert, Pierce's  words tell us the sympathies of those who refer to America as "our democracy".

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 18, 2016 at 11:14pm

Bertold, I only know about 4chan as a forum for trolls who harass female gamers and feminists. Thanks for the heads up.

Great cartoon, Grinning Cat.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 18, 2016 at 8:37pm

The golden-tongued Mr. Pierce strikes again:

Imagine Where We'd Be If Trump Didn't Go Bananas Every Night

Dark Forces Would Be Closing In

The tactic of setting the economically alienated against each other is the oldest and longest con in the playbook of American oligarchy. It would be even more virulent today if the Republican nominee weren't so transparently off his trolley. But it is still there in everything he says, and especially when he tries to delegitimize the election it looks very much like he's going to lose, pinning the blame on the poor and the immigrants for the purpose of inflaming white voters who have more in common with the poor and the immigrants than with a vulgar talking yam who craps in a solid-gold commode.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 18, 2016 at 4:53pm
Grinning Cat, I like the Economist cartoon. Thanks!
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 18, 2016 at 12:23pm

GC - Well, lies are no problem for Trumpanzees, and neither are contradictions.

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 18, 2016 at 11:27am

Thanks, Bertold, for sharing that!

A cartoon highlighting some (past and) current nativist/tRumpian "logic":

Schrodinger's immigrant - simultaneously stealing your job and too lazy to work

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 18, 2016 at 10:25am

George Takei: An Open Letter to America’s Young Voters


The acclaimed actor and activist writes about how our youth can lead the U.S. to a brighter, more tolerant future post-Trump.

[entire letter here]

Over the last 16 months, we collectively watched the tone of this campaign descend, from uncivil to outrageous to outright dangerous. Mr. Trump has played cynically to our darkest instincts, and he’s done much to draw us farther apart politically—even those within his own party. The forces he has rallied, and the sentiments he has stirred, are likely to infect our public discourse well past this election. He has led us down a course from which many worry we cannot readily turn back.
Comment by Joseph P on October 15, 2016 at 2:06pm

So, "Mexicans are rapists," wasn't a racist remark?

Besides, we already know that there's a whole lot of footage of him saying a variety of anti-African-American racial slurs on the set of The Apprentice.  It's just a question of who has leaked it to the Democrats, and when the Democrats will put it out there.

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 15, 2016 at 1:28pm

Will the tRump-worshippers' attempt at poisoning the well work beyond their bubble?

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.

 
 
 

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