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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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Maajid Nawaz Interview (Real Time with Bill Maher)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky 22 hours ago. 2 Replies

There may be no one who has a fuller understanding of the culture and dynamics of Muslim world in both its moderate and radical aspects than Maajid Nawaz. The problem has been that, because he has the unmitigated nerve to use clear observation and…Continue

Tags: Southern Poverty Law Center, Muslims, Islam, Bill Maher, Maajid Nawaz

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

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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

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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

Comment by tom sarbeck on October 10, 2016 at 10:55pm

Kathy, I would contact KY's League of Women Voters or KY's Common Cause. Both probably have websites.

I've seen both organizations endorse propositions placed on the ballot by voters. Either can probably refer you to people who are working to add such provisions to the state constitution.

Or contact KY's Secretary of State office.

Direct initiative ballot propositions reduce legislators' power so I won 't guess what a legislator may tell you.

 
 
 

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