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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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Worker's Compensation Disappearing Fast

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo yesterday. 3 Replies

Employers who kill their employees on the job used to at least have to pay into Worker's Comp, which would pay some small compensation to families and for the funeral. Not anymore.…Continue

Tags: corporate depraved indifference, Workman's Compensation

Richard Dawkins - Intelligence Squared debate: "Atheism is the New Fundamentalism."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Alan Perlman on Thursday. 4 Replies

We've all heard the argument: "Atheism is just another religion," "Atheists are strident / angry / whatever," "Atheism is just another form of fundamentalism," and doubtless you are as sick of these vacuous assertions as I am.  Allow me, then, to…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Intelligence Squared, debate, fundamentalism, atheism

Violence in Defense of Christian Privilege - Ed Brayton - Reasonfest 2014

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 11. 3 Replies

One of the first things I wrote as a member of Atheist Nexus was a blog entry I called Easy Rider Redux, wherein I mused about the possibility of the…Continue

Tags: Jessica Ahlquist, christians, Reasonfest, violence, Ed Brayton

You Cannot Be A Republican And A Christian (Daily Kos)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 5. 0 Replies

No one in American life today proclaims their allegiance to Christ more conspicuously than those who have rejected most of what Christ actually taught: Republicans. The modern Republican Party’s hell-bent embodiment of nearly everything Christ…Continue

Tags: Republican, christian, Jesus

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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]"

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 10:35pm

"Minsky Stabilizing an Unstable Economy Complete

The current US recession has been the worst since the Great Depression, although the US economy has experienced other serious recessions in the past, particularly in the mid-1970s and early 1980s.

Since the 1970s, the US has experienced five recessions: 1973-75, 1980-82, 1990-91, 2001-03 and 2007-present. The negative impact on the economy due to the current recession dwarfs any other post-depression recessions due to several reasons. In terms of length, the longest post-depression economic decline was 16 months which occurred in both 1973-75 and 1981-82 recessions. The recession we are in now, began in December 2007 and is still ongoing with faint recoveries and relapses since then. The current recession is also more widespread with close to 86% of the industries cutting back on production supply and a collapse in GDP to the tune of 15% in just the first two quarters of the start of the recession."

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 10:08pm
 
 
 

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