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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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An Atheist / Antitheist Manifesto, by Brian Dalton

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Saturday. 8 Replies

The original title of the following video was: "The Way of the Mister: Atheist Fundamentalist," but having watched it twice, I can't escape the feeling that my moniker fits as well and perhaps a bit better.  In 20 minutes and change, Brian Dalton…Continue

Tags: fundamentalist, manifesto, antitheist, atheist, MrDeity

Hillary Clinton has Connections to The Family Fellowship

Started by sk8eycat. Last reply by sk8eycat May 18. 6 Replies

WOULD YOU BUY A USED BUYBULL FROM THIS WOMAN?From Mother Jones...2007…Continue

The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats (Nick Hanauer - Politico.com)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller May 10. 2 Replies

Memo: From Nick Hanauer To: My Fellow ZillionairesYou probably don’t know me, but like you I am one of those .01%ers, a proud and unapologetic capitalist. I have founded, co-founded and funded more than 30 companies across a range of industries—from…Continue

Tags: pitchforks, 1%, capitalism, plutocrat, Jeff Bezos

HOW A PIONEER OF BRANDING INVENTED CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALISM

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by tom sarbeck May 9. 10 Replies

Religion Dispatch…Continue

Tags: marketing, Fundamentalism

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 23, 2012 at 12:13pm

Income inequality

How much richer are the richest 20% than the poorest 20%?

See Page 4. 

Health and Social Problems are Worse in More Unequal Countries 

See Page 6

Notice USA is at the top right hand of the matrix. 

Child Well-being is Better in More Equal Rich Countries

See Page 8

Levels of Trust are Higher in More Equal Rich Countries

Page 10

Levels of Trust are Higher in More Equal USA States 

Page 11

Prevalence of Mental Illness is Higher in More Unequal Rich Countries

Page 12

This study looks at important social, economic, and political factors in unequal countries and states. Worthy of knowing. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 23, 2012 at 11:37am

Feeding More From Less

"Worried about the finite resources available to a growing population, there is fear among some that we are headed toward famine and starvation in a world where population exceeds the earth’s carrying capacity.

"A similar concern was demonstrated by Thomas Malthus 200 years ago. Population grows exponentially, Malthus explained, while food production grows at the slower arithmetic rate. Everything else the same, starvation would be indisputable."

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 23, 2012 at 11:28am
Comment by Loren Miller on October 23, 2012 at 11:26am

Joan, the problem with the dominators is that there are plenty of people who WANT to be dominated, who want to be told what to think and what to do.  We see this with the church "Shepherd - sheep" model all the time.  Here, the only difference is that the milieu is political rather than religious ... at least in places.

I have said for a long time that it is the self-possessed person who can take care of him or herself, without dependence on dominants or submissives.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 23, 2012 at 11:17am

Romney reminds me of so many men in my life who know it all, who speak with the authority of god and who expect absolute and complete acquiescence, who do not care nor have compassion for others, who have dominion over everything including water and air and soils and flora and fauna and binds the minds of women.


Strange thing, as I grew into adulthood I discovered some men do not know about the important things, like listening, discovering others’ opinions, looking for deeper meanings, discussing, compromising, negotiating, intending that others can flourish, and finding answers that other’s needs as well as their own be met.

 

Some use the authority of god and bible, others use their maleness, and others are just plain old bullies and thugs.

 

Special note, not all men are like that, many men are mentally and emotionally healthy and want to be in healthy relationships. I tip my hat to those men and want you to be part of my life.

 

The dominators can find someone else to control. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 23, 2012 at 10:36am

Log Cabin Republicans Endorse Romney After He Says He Will Deny Gay...

"Perhaps Mr. Cooper would care to explain how this “moves the ball forward compared to past Republican presidents.” It actually is more radical and right wing than any previous U.S. president, period. Just like Mitt Romney."


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Romney: Hospital Visitation For Gay Couples Are ‘Benefits’ Not Rights"
http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/log-cabin-republicans-endorse-...

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 23, 2012 at 10:07am

Peak oil and climate change: hold your nose and vote

A person of vision presents a mental picture of preferred possibilities, factors involved in creating that kind of world, identifies resources needed to make it happen and efforts each individual citizen can do to bring it about. A visionary inspires, coaches, encourages, makes the impossible preferred possibility a real possibility. Does not urge citizens to go shopping and go on vacations, but exhilarates citizens. A visionary builds a team. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 23, 2012 at 9:32am

A quick overall impression, details come after more thorough thought. This debate was between two fighting roosters trying to show who is cock of the mountain. Shallow, banal, rehearsed, handsome puppets for a far more sinister ventriloquist. Their presentation was as deep as the water on Earth and with the express intent to dominate other countries. Proof of USA colonialism.

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2012 at 7:32pm

Labor Share of Income Drops

This volatility has been going on since the 1970s. Jobs sent off-shore, the Information Age, automation and robotization reduced demand for labor and therefore its share of income. More workers than jobs forced wages down. These factors reflect structural rather than cyclical change.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2012 at 3:24pm

via Andrew Hall

Thanks Andrew. 

 
 
 

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