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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 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 on Friday. 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

Tags: TV, economy., just, and, newspaper

Porque?

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by tom sarbeck Sep 13. 8 Replies

How is it that Joe Arpaio deserves a pardon and dreamers don't?Continue

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Comment by Grinning Cat on June 27, 2017 at 12:17pm

The Catholic Church can stop covering up and protecting pedophiles, and use the money that would have gone towards settlements to pay for their own bus service! And if that's not enough, sell off some of the Vatican's treasures!

Comment by tom sarbeck on June 26, 2017 at 10:37pm

The situation.

Twenty kids live in a small farming community three miles away from two schools. One of them is a public school; the other a Catholic school.

The dilemma.

Kids going to the public school ride a school bus; kids going to the Catholic school walk.

Does separation of church and state require that?

(I lived two blocks from the Catholic school and walked.)

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 26, 2017 at 1:41pm

Hey!  There's a creature on the wing!

From A3Kr0n

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 26, 2017 at 10:47am

Supreme Court Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground

NPR

In her dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote, "If this separation means anything, it means that the government cannot, or at the very least need not, tax its citizens and turn that money over to houses of worship. The Court today blinds itself to the outcome this history requires and leads us instead to a place where separation of church and state is a constitutional slogan, not a constitutional commitment."

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on June 22, 2017 at 8:43pm
Bert, Pierce could have written "the morons who elected Trump" but he wrote "you morons who" and then described Hillary well--the ... product of ... fear-driven Demo malpractice. His emotions got the better of him.
Everything that followed was venting and served only his anger-driven needs.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 22, 2017 at 6:09pm

You can say it's not smart, but it's been pretty damned effective for a couple of millenia, and by all indications they're getting their mojo back now.

You clearly don't read the comments; he doesn't dump on his readers. [Said morons are not his readers. Not by a long shot]. Is  there a distinction between anger and righteous indignation? I for one think there is.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on June 22, 2017 at 5:31pm
In my two years in a Jezh-you-wait high school, they made us work hard but one spoke of their obedience vow: if the sec'y-general tells us snow is black, then snow is black. That ain't smart, Bert.
Pierce? He's angry and dumps on his readers. If they like being dumped on, ....
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 22, 2017 at 5:10pm

Spake is past tense and doesn't take an auxiliary.

Auf Deutsch, also sprach Charlie.

But you don't have to go dissing him by calling him Pope. Although he is a (at least semi-retired, I think) Catholic with a gen-you-whine Jesuit education. And those fuckers do tend to be smart.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on June 22, 2017 at 4:49pm
Pope Pierce hath spake/spoken(?)
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 22, 2017 at 3:26pm

And, especially, all of you morons who bought what the inevitable product of 30 years of fear-driven democratic malpractice was selling across the country in 2016: that he had a plan that would lower costs, cover everybody, and not touch Social Security, Medicaid, or Medicare.
Today is not the day for you to ask for my understanding as to how you're going to afford Grandma's chemo now that she's busted the lifetime cap on her insurance. Today is not the day for you to ask for my sympathy for Grandpa who's going to get his ass hoisted out of his rest home and dropped onto the couch in your basement family room because his Medicaid ran out. Today is not the day for you to moan into TV cameras about how Cousin Clyde with the opioid problem has to go back to sticking up tourists for his fix because the little hospital up by the mountain closed.

--Charles Pierce

 
 
 

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