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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 k.h. ky on October 10, 2016 at 9:03pm
Tom what do voters have to do to get direct initiatives?
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 8, 2016 at 9:48am

Good one, GC. (Leave it to the Donald to make a metaphorical truth literal.)

Comment by tom sarbeck on October 8, 2016 at 4:59am

I might have spotted the end of a reply from Hillary.

For a moment my TV showed me a pic of her and the words "Women will  decide this election".

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 8, 2016 at 3:08am

In light of tRump's recently revealed sickeningly misogynistic comments about women, commenter dalee at Daily Kos suggests a new expansion of the Republican Party's initialism:

GOP = Grabbers Of Pussy

(amid discussion that this absolutely needs to be tied to the entire Republican Party until they stop their war on women.)

Comment by Daniel W on October 7, 2016 at 12:56pm

This feels like the longest and stupidest election in US history.  Possibly in tne history of the Galaxy.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 7, 2016 at 12:43pm

Yeah, Loren - check the weather reports for hell, and bring your ice skates.

Comment by Loren Miller on October 7, 2016 at 12:07pm

I wonder ... would Drumpf make the same statement regarding atheists ... and why do I think the answer to that question is intuitively obvious?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 7, 2016 at 11:59am

From the latest Catholic Vote missive:

Dear CV Friend,

“I will protect the rights of Catholics... And I don’t care if people call it politically incorrect.”

That’s what Donald Trump wrote in a personally signed letter to me and all members of CatholicVote.org.

In his letter, Trump pledged to sign the First Amendment Defense Act or the Conscience Protection Act should it reach his desk.

He also wrote: “Our current president has not respected American’s First Amendment rights. Many believe he has declared a war on Catholics. And my opponent promises to be even worse!

He continued: “As President, I promise that I will protect the rights of Catholics to live their faith, to serve their communities, and to act on their beliefs without fear. This approach one would think is just common sense. And I don't care if people call it politically incorrect.

1. Read the full letter from Donald Trump to CatholicVote.org here:  http://www.catholicvote.org/trumpletter

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 5, 2016 at 4:24pm

From Alternet:

Here Are the Racist Code Words Trump's Twitter Fans Are Now Using to Avoid Getting Banned
The trolls are defying Twitter's attempts to rid the site of hate speech.

As you can see, the alt-righters now refer to black people as “googles,” Jews as “skypes,” Latinos as “yahoos,” and Asians as “bings.” In tribute to Donald Trump Jr., they also refer to Muslims as “skittles,” which is the candy that the younger Trump compared to Syrian refugees in an infamous meme he posted.

And of course, they also have derogatory nicknames for members of the LGBT community and for any political ideology that does not match up with their own.

So if you’re on Twitter and you see some random person call you a “skype butterfly car salesman,” you should know you’re being attacked with bigoted code words.

Comment by tom sarbeck on October 5, 2016 at 3:16pm
Politicians are, will you accept it, wise to weasel their way through a campaign.
The reason, as a veteran pol told me, is:
1) voters can agree him him on four issues,
2) disagree with him on one issue,
3) remember the one better than they do the four, and
4) vote against him.
 
 
 

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