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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 phony "freedoms" Republicans promise

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Tuesday. 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 on Tuesday. 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

More Pieces Of Donald Trump Russia Dossier Check Out (Rachel Maddow)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joseph P on Tuesday. 6 Replies

Originally when I first heard that there may have been a relationship between the Trump campaign and the Russians who were hacking the DNC and John Podesta, I wasn't sure whether to take those reports seriously.  With the information supplied here…Continue

Tags: John Podesta, Rachel Maddow, Russians, hacking, Drumpf

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Comment by tom sarbeck on March 5, 2016 at 1:27am

Loren and others,

Before we assume we know the reasons for Sen. Franken's talk, check to see if he's in the final year of his term.

If his name will be on the November ballot in his state, he is opening his campaign for re-election.

If his name will NOT be on the November ballot in his state, he is campaigning to defeat Republicans whose names will be on the ballots in their states.

All the world's a stage.

What, I cynical?

Comment by tom sarbeck on March 5, 2016 at 1:10am

Joan:

The legal minds can tell me why I am wrong. Probably some who have had problems because of not being married.

California's legal minds surprised the naive folks at SF Sex Information a few years ago with the legislature's reasoning for:

1) Statutory rape laws that protect underage females but do not protect underage males.

2) Laws that require identifying the people who marry.

It's about money.

Underage males, if raped, won't bear children the taxpayers will have to support.

The people whose names are on marriage licenses can be ordered by courts to provide for the children of a marriage.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 3, 2016 at 3:42pm

Senator Al Franken isn't one to draw attention to himself as a matter of course ... but in the case if the issue of Mitch McConnell's refusal to consider any nominee for the Supreme Court, Sen. Franken had some marked words to say, and I think he said them damned well.

Have a listen:

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2016 at 12:57pm

Daniel, King Arthur flour is now available in my grocery. I had not noticed the 100% employee owned sticker. King Arthur products gained my loyalty. 

Do you notice a difference in bread flours, Daniel? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2016 at 12:54pm

I don't see why anyone would want to marry with a "religious" official, and I see no reason for a civil union. If two people are compatible, care about each other, they are fully capable of making vows to each other in front of loved ones and be steadfast in them. They can even form a contract to protect assets if they want. They can have a ceremony if they choose.The legal minds can tell me why I am wrong. Probably some who have had problems because of not being married. 

I don't want to be married, ever again. Been there, done it. Marriage provided no protection to my children and me. The right of the patriarch took precedence over the human rights of the dependents.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 3, 2016 at 11:22am

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 3, 2016 at 12:12am

The rich controlling our government is our biggest problem. So how is electing a multi-millionaire or a bilionaire going to solve that problem? / http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2015/oct/15/what-bernie-sanders-said-about-not-being-billionai/ [pictures of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump] (Berniecrat Meme Warehouse) / Think about it. Take as long as you need. / Bernie 2016(click to enlarge)

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 3, 2016 at 12:04am

I saw this graphic, with some key findings from the Feb. 18 Quinnipiac poll:

Bernie Sanders is by far more "electable" than Hillary Clinton.

Specifically, in head-to-head matchups against Republican candidates, Bernie would consistently win, while Cruz, Rubio, Bush, and Kasich would beat Clinton.

Bernie - our best chance at beating the GOP. / According to the latest poll: [results from Feb. 18, 2016 Quinnipiac University poll showing Sanders beating Trump, Rubio, Cruz, and Kasich, while Clinton only beats Trump by 1 percentage point, and loses to Rubio, Cruz, and Kasich] http://www.quinnipiac.edu/news-and-events/quinnipiac-university-poll/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=2324(click to enlarge)

Comment by Daniel W on March 2, 2016 at 10:45am

Joan, I forget the topic, but you had mentioned employee-owned businesses.  Here is another.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 1, 2016 at 1:46pm

So much for the earlier argument for the Donald.

Trump: Churches Should Endorse Candidates and Retain Tax-Exempt Status

Claiming “Christianity is under siege,” Donald Trump promises to reverse a law preventing churches from endorsing political candidates and still retain their tax-exempt status.
Billing himself as a “strong Christian,” Trump is promising the religious right that if elected he will “restore Christianity to greatness” by scrapping IRS regulations pertaining to church engagement in partisan political activity on behalf of candidates or campaigns.
 
 
 

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