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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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Karen Armstrong is dangerous

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sheeva on Wednesday. 17 Replies

"Karen Armstrong is dangerous. She’s dangerous because her blanket of tedious verbiage hides the truth that she wants us to completely ignore the dangers of religious dogma.  It appears that for her, there is no harmful dogma that can be pinned on…Continue

Tags: oppression, nihilism, politics, religious dogma, Karen Armstrong

Capitalism's Boom and Bust

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 18. 0 Replies

For the past 40 years, we have seen the erosion of safety nets for small business and wage workers. Income Gap between wealthy and poor grows, exponentially now.…Continue

Tags: wealth, poverty, bubble, WinCo, Walmart

It's Finally Official - Pope Francis Demotes Highest-Ranking US Cardinal Over LGBT Issues (Daily Kos)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Nov 17. 23 Replies

It's been in the news. Now it has been confirmed. As of this past weekend, Raymond Leo Burke, America's highest-ranking cardinal at the Vatican, was officially removed from the Vatican's Supreme Court, and demoted to chaplain of the Knights of…Continue

Tags: cardinal, Raymond Leo Burke, LGBT, homosexuality, Pope Francis

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Comment by Joan Denoo on July 8, 2014 at 12:01am

Grinning Cat, you stated it exactly as I think it. An individual's health care plan is private and not to be influenced by the employer. To do so is like the old days when employers could discriminate against women and men considered too old to get a job, or against homosexuals, or, as in the earlier days, married women could not get teaching jobs. Such discrimination is just plain bigotry. The color of skin, the age of the person, sexual orientation and marital status is none of the business of employers, and certainly, women denied access to total health care is outrageous. Pinching bottoms, squeezing breasts, and denying total health care for women are events long out of date.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 7, 2014 at 11:53pm

What is so difficult to understand? We have too many people with too few dollars to get the economy moving. What will it take to prime the pumps and get the financial engine going  without the starts, stops, hiccups that occur now? 

We need an enormous public investment in basic infrastructure and in a transition to a sustainable economy.

This is an effort that warrants financing with larger deficits. This investment in improvements will produce the infrastructure that is costing us money, time and effort to patch up and make do as exists at the present time. By taxing billionaires their fair share, whose activities caused the financial collapses in the first place, will benefit all. It is a far better way to spend money than bailing out failed banks and businesses. 

This effort should be a multi-year scaled project with an ongoing program of economic renewal that puts people to work as it improves our highways, incubates domestic technologies, restores rotting infrastructures, makes the U.S. more resilient in the face of sea level rise, and makes the economy more productive and competitive.

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 30, 2014 at 1:41pm

Relevant to the Hobby Lobby ruling:

Bosses should not be able to impose their religious beliefs on their employees. [with exterior of US Supreme Court building](from The Reprimand Project -- "common sense messages to level the playing field as the GOP wages its legislative wars on Constitutional rights and law-abiding citizens.")

Comment by Loren Miller on June 22, 2014 at 9:35am

Toggling between CBS Sunday Morning and ABC News This Week, I caught an interesting commercial - PROMOTING KOCH INDUSTRIES!!!  I'm going to take a guess and say that the Kochs have finally figured out that a healthy portion of the general public have discovered that they exist ... and may not be too happy about that either.  So now Koch Industries is doing some happy-happy / joy-joy feel-good commercials on Sunday morning television.

It should go without saying that I hope they don't work!

Comment by Loren Miller on June 16, 2014 at 1:56pm

A little something which my daily dose of the Daily Kos offered me today:

Harvard Business Review calls bullshit on today's "capitalists"

Comment by Loren Miller on June 16, 2014 at 1:13pm

I think the saving grace here is that:

  1. Elon Musk has enough money that he can pretty much do as he pleases and
  2. He seems to want to do some genuine good with his bread ... unlike the Adelson - Koch jackasses.

As to the business about his patents, I've been discussing that among other topics on a car board for the past week or so, and the overall impression of the participants appears to be largely positive.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on June 16, 2014 at 11:30am

Re the resistance of some state governments to allow Tesla to sell cars:

It reminds me of the reports I heard in San Francisco of GM's buying up transit systems and closing them in order to sell more automobiles.

American capitalism is so efficient.

Comment by Loren Miller on June 16, 2014 at 7:00am

You recall correctly, Tom ... which is why I don't give the Washington Times a whole lot of cred ... any more than I gave Ronny.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 16, 2014 at 6:55am

Tesla is opening up its patents.  The world would all benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform," Musk said. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/small-business/latest-n...

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on June 10, 2014 at 5:35am

As I recall, the Wash Times is the Moonies' newspaper.

 
 
 

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