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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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Same Sex Marriage

Started by Vangelis. Last reply by Patricia 10 hours ago. 4 Replies

In Australia, we are currently voting on the question of same sex marriage (yes, we are a little behind the rest of the modern world). The reason I raise it on this forum is because this political/ethical question is typically divided along…Continue

The Profit Motive and the Election Motive Intersect.

Started by tom sarbeck Sep 12. 0 Replies

Who has not heard the term 'profit motive'?'Election motive' may be a neologism, a newly-coined word.The former moves capitalists; the latter moves politicians.The SCOTUS in the 1970s held that money is speech. In 2010 SCOTUS held that corporations…Continue

Tags: money, speech, corruption, SCOTUS, politicians

Tax Cuts for the Rich Help the Rich, Not You

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 14. 3 Replies

Tax Cuts for the Rich Help the Rich, Not You"Big money will pull out all the stops to sell you a tax plan that exclusively benefits the wealthy. Don’t buy…Continue

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Comment by tom sarbeck on October 22, 2016 at 6:31am

I find "humongous" more fun to say.

Trump? Why do so many people who may be insane have so much energy?

Comment by Daniel W on October 21, 2016 at 1:04pm

I've actually stopped myself from saying the word "huge".  There are better words anyway.  The word "huge" has been overused for a generation,  but now has new negative significance, it means "Trump huge".

I also feel less trust for superlatives, especially catostrophic ones - "worst in history" - meant "I don't like it".  Or "terrible, awful, horrible" means "I don't like it". 

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 21, 2016 at 12:58pm

Trump uses so many con-artist's words that it's astounding how anyone can trust him.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 21, 2016 at 8:56am

The LA Times ran an interesting article on Trump's use of language.

'Believe me': People say Trump's language is affecting political discourse 'bigly'

Perhaps not since Sarah Palin gave Americans her tossed-word salads has a candidate’s speech pattern been so debated, celebrated and mocked.

But Trump is more than just a free-style rambler. Experts say he employs a very deliberate, effective communications approach unlike any other presidential candidate in memory.

The Trumpisms — “Believe me,” “People say,” “Sad!” — have become so well known they are the subject of spoofs. But like a savvy salesman or break-through advertising campaign, Trump’s techniques carry a quiet power.

Here’s a breakdown of Trump-speak.

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

 
 
 

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