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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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Turns out that lawsuits have rules (Daily Kos)

Started by Loren Miller 5 hours ago. 0 Replies

So ... now that John Boehner and the House of Representatives have decided that the most important thing on their agenda is suing President Obama for having the unmitigated nerve to want to accomplish something during his second term of office, it…Continue

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An Open Letter to Congressman John Boehner

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Saturday. 2 Replies

Some days ago, Congressman John Boehner (R - Ohio) wrote an op-ed piece entitled, "…Continue

Tags: president, Barack Obama, sue, John Boehner

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Age of Impunity

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Saturday. 5 Replies

TomDispatch  http://t.co/nKYjnph4Ke"For America’s national security state, this is the age of impunity.  …Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 24, 2013 at 11:25am

Somewhere down deep you know the story is immoral and insane.

A Logical Atheist Argument

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2013 at 5:17pm

Global Inequality Skyrockets: Report Says Top 1% Have Increased Wea...

"US has seen “the share of national income going to the top 1%... doubled since 1980 from 10 to 20%. 
"For the top 0.01% it has quadrupled to levels never seen before.” 
“Globally the incomes of the top 1% have increased 60% in twenty years. 
"The growth in income for the 0.01% has been even greater.”
"The financial crisis has only accelerated the process of the 1% gaining even greater wealth."

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2013 at 1:17pm
Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2013 at 2:26am

Thanks for the link, Joan. I had already read parts of The Shock Doctrine, but it's a lesson that has to be repeated a few times...

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2013 at 12:49am

Bill Ryerson: The Challenges Presented By Global Population Growth

" risk of problems created by over popluation grow unchecked. War, poverty, starvation, disease, inequality...the list goes on."

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2013 at 12:27am

"Do you think that, if you were granted omnipotence and omniscience and millions of years in which to perfect your world, you could produce nothing better than the Ku Klux Klan or the Fascists?”

~ Bertrand Russell, "Why I am not a Christian."

Thanks to Madhukar kulkarni

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 20, 2013 at 11:40pm

Ingersoll disputes the account of creation in bible’s Genesis story; it  is "inconsistent with all known facts, and every star shining in the heavens testifies that its author was an uninspired barbarian.”

~ Robert Green Ingersoll, Why I Am Agnostic

The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 20, 2013 at 5:35pm

Chris, and those of you who don't want to read any more bad news, I understand; however, I urge you to put on your armor, gather those around you who can give you support, and take on this challenge. 

The Shock Doctrine - Naomi Klein

This video defines and describes Shock Doctrine and its implications for us, today. If we are to turn this into an opportunity to learn, we can know that chaos and panic yield us no freedom; we need clear thinking, calm recognitions of what is happening and why, and recognition that action with thought are the only ways to overcome the tyranny and terror being dealt out.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 20, 2013 at 3:55pm

Ruth, try one of these. It is important we understand the meaning of this economic disaster because Latvia and Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and many other countries Agreed to the demands of USA and International Monetary Fund, all countries developed a rise in the poverty class and rise in wealth, rise in unemployment, and much of S. America turned to Socialist leaders in retaliation. The system doesn't work and these countries and others can prove it.

Latvia's Economic Disaster

The major difference between Latvia and those other countries, is the labor force of Latvia didn't dispute, picket, or organize resistance, they packed up their belongings and moved out of the country. As the Latvian Government claims austerity works, I wonder what they will do when they realize their working people are leaving quietly. 

Latvia’s Economic Disaster as a Neoliberal Success Story

"A generation ago the Chicago Boys and their financial supporters applauded General Pinochet’s anti-labor Chile as a success story, thanks mainly to its transformation of their Social Security into Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) that almost universally were looted by the employer grupos by the end of the 1970s."

Do read Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine" or watch

The Shock Doctrine - Naomi Klein

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 19, 2013 at 7:28pm

Phil, you give voice to my anguish, and I am sure, many others' as well. We shake our fists as we let out guttural sounds for the  wounded and dead,  "The irreversibly tragic circumstances that this nation's noxious, reality-defiant attitudes toward these tools of death (and death alone) have inflicted on their lives." 
Phil Rockstroh, Shortly after, twenty children were slain ·

 
 
 

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