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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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If We Evolved from Monkeys, Why Are There Still Republicans?

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 25. 3 Replies

Do politicians' beliefs about evolution matter? Reasonable people, whether they cotton to communism or the Constitutional Party or anything in between, ought to be alarmed at the fact that leading contenders for the Republican presidential…Continue

Tags: Evolution

Corporate profit takes over your entire world this month

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 15. 1 Reply

Obama is pushing to Fast Track the TPP and TPIP, which means congress will vote to pass them with NO DEBATE or public scrutiny. Under the guise of protecting trade, they'll empower unrestrained corporate profit, with no regard for public good....…Continue

Tags: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Trans-Pacific Partnership

North Americanism - Republican 2016 strategy

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by sk8eycat Feb 13. 7 Replies

Are you ready for Cold War 2.0 and a fossil fuel free-for-all surge from Mexico to Canada? Michael Klare describes the Republican campaign strategy for "a nightmare of environmental degradation and global conflict."…Continue

Tags: Republican campaign, 2016 election, North Americanism

Which Is Better, Liberalism or Conservatism?

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by tom sarbeck Feb 10. 6 Replies

While grinding my morning axes, I ran across quite an old article on Alternet by Greta Christina, gatheist activist and…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2012 at 3:06pm

"Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power, and magic in it"
~ Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

Mr President, remember the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr? Remember his boldness and power, and magic? USA needs that kind of leadership again!

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2012 at 2:47pm

Have you hear these statements in polite society?

"146,000 Christians a year are martyred worldwide." I have heard this several times. 

Paul Rosenberg stated "the real figure is almost certainly less than five a year (possibly even zero) - which would yield what I dubbed a "conservative victimology ratio" of 28,600 to one."


"voter fraud cases are rampant!"? I heard this, many times and watch the efforts to prevent voter fraud. 

Paul Rosenberg stated "similarly scarce, but conservatives imagine they number into the millions - and voter suppression in various forms actually does keep millions from voting. Using a variety of different approaches and examples, I came up with victimology ratios ranging from 30.4 million to one down to 22,010 to one." 

The Billionaires' Pity Party:

Richest People in History Can't Stop Whining About Oppression.

October 22, 2012 

 

"Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power, and magic in it"
~ Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2012 at 12:43pm

Thanks Greg, I appreciate your support. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2012 at 10:37am

There are those who would have atheist remain silently polite, not question assumptions, don't impose our thoughts on their beliefs. Well, when has silence ever achieved any goal? If you know dirty hands spreads disease, you speak up. If you know eating rotten food can make one sick, you say something. If you know too much candy is bad for a developing child, you take action. If you know someone uses violence to gain control of family members, you take a stand. 

Some don't like Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett,  Richard Dawkins, or AronRa, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dan Barker, Annie Laurie Gaylor, Emma Goldman, Che Guevara, Lawrence Krauss, Paul Kurtz, Hemant Mehta, PZ Myers, Michael Newdow, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, James Randi, Julian Assange, Margaret Sanger, David Suzuki, or Steve Weinberg, just don't listen or read their materials. You have every right to not agree with them and you do not have the right to silence them. 

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2012 at 8:51am

Armstrong banned for use of performance-enhancing substances

via Ruth Anthony-Gardner 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2012 at 8:42am

Mat Stein, How prepared are you?

Don't be put-off by religious references, the point of his material is how to be prepared for disaster, natural or man-made. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 21, 2012 at 1:53pm

This little snatch of history from Wikipedia on Romney reveals how volatile USA laissez-faire capitalism is. 

"The Depression of 1920–21brought a collapse in prices and local building was abandoned.[26] His family returned to Salt Lake City in 1921, and while his father resumed construction, George became skilled at lath-and-plaster work.[28][29] The family was again prospering when the Great Depression hit in 1929 and ruined them.[20] George watched his parents fail financially in Idaho and Utah[30] and having to take a dozen years to pay off their debts.[31] Seeing their struggles influenced his life and business career.[29]"

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 20, 2012 at 11:46pm

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