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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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What is the purpose of life?

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 Common Thread Among Trump Supporters? (Matthew MacWilliams - Politico)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat 8 hours ago. 37 Replies

If I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say? They’re white? They’re poor? They’re uneducated? You’d be wrong. In fact, I’ve found a single statistically significant variable predicts whether a voter supports…Continue

Tags: Politico, Donald Trump, authoritarianism

Tom Monaghan, Ave Maria, Florida, and Religious Totalitarianism

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by tom sarbeck Jan 17. 12 Replies

Like many of you, I have an email subscription to The Daily Kos, a liberal-leaning news and op-ed source which I frequently find both entertaining and frequently informative.  This morning I got their email distribution of links to various articles,…Continue

Tags: University, Daily Kos, Florida, Ave Maria, Domino's Pizza

The Brutalism of Ted Cruz (NY Times)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo 18 hours ago. 15 Replies

In 1997, Michael Wayne Haley was arrested after stealing a calculator from Walmart. This was a crime that merited a maximum two-year prison term. But prosecutors incorrectly applied a habitual offender law. Neither the judge nor the defense lawyer…Continue

Tags: GOP, Michael Wayne Haley, party, Republican, Donald Trump

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2012 at 11:36am

Ruth, I agree, absolutely. And other comments stand out as well:
“Over the last 40 years global insured losses from climate-related disasters have jumped from an annual USD 5 billion to approximately USD 60 billion.”
~ Swiss Re, the world’s largest reinsurance company

"Ironically, the current method for calculating national economic well-being (GDP), counts the billions spent on fixing storm damages as a plus."

Brent Blackwelder

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2012 at 11:22am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 15, 2012 at 2:53pm

Brent Blackwelder's language strikes a chord with me: "cheater economics".

... we must move from our current global system of cheater economics and casino economics to a true-cost economy. In a true-cost sustainable economy, the climate-disrupting effects of coal and oil would be factored into their prices, and prices would rise beyond most people’s idea of affordability. Ironically, the current method for calculating national economic well-being (GDP), counts the billions spent on fixing storm damages as a plus.

from Climate Change Trumps Terrorism As Threat To National Security

Neal, all I can say is *Ouch!* Atheists are trusted as much as rapists? Euugh! How could people be so crazy?

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2012 at 5:40pm

If only Neil deGrasse Tyson were gay and an acknowledged atheist, we could have a president who is gay, atheist, black, and very intelligent. That would be a whale of a lot more beneficial to USA than the dumb ones we have had. I don't mean to imply Obama is dumb, I just disagree with his fiscal policy. 

Comment by Neal Schermerhorn on November 14, 2012 at 3:54pm

http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2012/11/13/164963163/would-you-vote-f...

I was surprised to see NPR write on this topic. Wondering what others have to say.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2012 at 3:33pm

Put Elizabeth Warren on the Banking Committee!

We need people on the banking committee who understand finance and the good of the entire population, not just those who vote for greed. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2012 at 1:18pm

Ancient Egypt had a rich history, vibrant enterprises, rich traditions, complex social structures, large armies and a booming economy as told in their petroglyphs, traditions and myths.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 14, 2012 at 11:35am

Comment by Steph S. on November 12, 2012 at 5:53am

Love that graphic Grinning Cat. 

I hope he accomplishes some real change Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 12:44am

Grinning Cat, great cartoon! Just imagine, not being to buy office with money!

 
 
 

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