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Religious Books -- Not Fundamentalist!

The Fundamentalist Xtians should not be allowed to hijack the language of Christianity. They are at least as much heretics to Christianity as the Arians and Gnostics of early Christian days.




Biblical inerrancy is not possible.


The books both above and below show the limitations of language and the impossibility of Biblical Inerrancy.

How can language be misused? Using General Semantics, this book was Written to explain Nazi propaganda and still used as a textbook


Books - Popular Math, Post Enlightenment & Science

This book explains why the above books on Christian Fundamentalism are politically important in America today.


Modern Society measures risk & predicts possible futures. The book below is a higly readable history of insurance, statistics and modern financial instruments.

Compare this to religion, in which it is presumed that the perfect society was known in the past and all that is necessary to do is to return to that perfect society.


Fascinating, highly readable and fun book on modern mathematics and its limitations. If you are interested in ideas, this is your book!

This is a collection of Hofstader's Scientific American articles. Again, a very fascinationg and highly readable book, requiring no mathematical background. (Buy it used - it is one of the books that will keep disappearing.)

Older, very fascinating book on mathematical ideas. Did you know there are three kinds of infinity?


Friday, September 28, 2012
Chris Hayes describes the power of Plutocrats.
Chris Hayes presented his view of the plutocracy in America as shown in the video-tape where Romney made his now famous "I can't reach 47% of Americans so I will just ignore them." speech. Chris (in his Sunday show on September 23, 2012) analyzes the problems of plutocracy and the power of money to spread the ignorance and fears of the plutocrats who control that wealth.

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Plutocrats have power, but the power they have is a power they use primarily to maintain the wealth that gives them their social position and power. They tend to make rotten politicians and worse government officials because they are blinded to the needs of the nation by their own needs to maintain themselves. That's what Romney's description of the 47% as moochers really means.
posted by Richard @ 3:36 PM   0 comments
Saturday, September 22, 2012
How did Mitt win the Republican nomination? He's horibble!
Mitt was always going to win the Republican primary. So why did he have to endure it?

First he had to prove to the wealthy powerful funders of the today's Republican Party that he could pull the various wings of the party together, and second it was necessary to give the evangelicals and Neocons the belief they still belonged to the Party. Then there was the need of the wealthy funders of the modern Republican Party to demonstrate their control on Romney.Mitt was always going to win the Republican primary. So why did he have to endure it? First he had to prove to the wealthy powerful funders of the today's Republican Party that he could pull the various wings of the party together, and second it was necessary to give the evangelicals and Neocons the belief they still belonged to the Party. Then there was the need of the wealthy funders of the modern Republican Party to demonstrate their control on Romney.Mitt was always going to win the Republican primary. So why did he have to endure it? First he had to prove to the wealthy powerful funders of the today's Republican Party that he could pull the various wings of the party together, and second it was necessary to give the evangelicals and Neocons the belief they still belonged to the Party. Then there was the need of the wealthy funders of the modern Republican Party to demonstrate their control on Romney. My suspicion is that the wealthy funders of the conservative Republican Party funded the crazy-clown-candidates primarily in order to trap Mitt into committing to the ideology they wanted. The primary was also a test of whether he could possibly get the unified Republicans to vote for him. G. W. Bush passed this latter test first, and was already one of the money Republicans because of who his father and grandfather were. None of the clowns in the primary were going to actually win the primary. That was one of the major goals of having the primary. The other candidates represented factions to whom it had to be demonstrated that they could not go it alone politically. The other candidates were all in the contest either because of the money they had access to (Perry and also Gingrich and Cain) or because they represented the evangelicals (Bachman, Santorum.) The primary was Mitt's to lose and he didn't. But the minority Republicans were sucked in and given the feeling they had a chance and that they had some influence in the Republican Party. The Ron Paul Republicans were the only ones not similarly suckered into supporting the national party. Even they were given the clear understanding that they had no other place to go. The Republican Primary gave the Libertarian Republicans a clear understanding that while the Republicans were not ideal for them the Democrats were much worse. In the end they were led to understand that the Republicans were more amenable to their message than the Democrats were. From the point of view of the Romney campaign the primary was a near thing. He won it, but without demonstrating that he could deal with the current very new political situation in America. Mitt only won the primary because he had no real competition. My suspicion is that the wealthy funders of the conservative Republican Party funded the crazy-clown-candidates primarily in order to trap Mitt into committing to the ideology they wanted. The primary was also a test of whether he could possibly get the unified Republicans to vote for him. G. W. Bush passed this latter test first, and was already one of the money Republicans because of who his father and grandfather were. None of the clowns in the primary were going to actually win the primary. That was one of the major goals of having the primary. The other candidates represented factions to whom it had to be demonstrated that they could not go it alone politically. The other candidates were all in the contest either because of the money they had access to (Perry and also Gingrich and Cain) or because they represented the evangelicals (Bachman, Santorum.) The primary was Mitt's to lose and he didn't. But the minority Republicans were sucked in and given the feeling they had a chance and that they had some influence in the Republican Party. The Ron Paul Republicans were the only ones not similarly suckered into supporting the national party. Even they were given the clear understanding that they had no other place to go. The Republican Primary gave the Libertarian Republicans a clear understanding that while the Republicans were not ideal for them the Democrats were much worse. In the end they were led to understand that the Republicans were more amenable to their message than the Democrats were. From the point of view of the Romney campaign the primary was a near thing. He won it, but without demonstrating that he could deal with the current very new political situation in America. Mitt only won the primary because he had no real competition. My suspicion is that the wealthy funders of the conservative Republican Party funded the crazy-clown-candidates primarily in order to trap Mitt into committing to the ideology they wanted. The primary was also a test of whether he could possibly get the unified Republicans to vote for him. G. W. Bush passed this latter test first, and was already one of the money Republicans because of who his father and grandfather were. None of the clowns in the primary were going to actually win the primary. That was one of the major goals of having the primary. The other candidates represented factions to whom it had to be demonstrated that they could not go it alone politically. The other candidates were all in the contest either because of the money they had access to (Perry and also Gingrich and Cain) or because they represented the evangelicals (Bachman, Santorum.) The primary was Mitt's to lose and he didn't. But the minority Republicans were sucked in and given the feeling they had a chance and that they had some influence in the Republican Party. The Ron Paul Republicans were the only ones not similarly suckered into supporting the national party. Even they were given the clear understanding that they had no other place to go. The Republican Primary gave the Libertarian Republicans a clear understanding that while the Republicans were not ideal for them the Democrats were much worse. In the end they were led to understand that the Republicans were more amenable to their message than the Democrats were. From the point of view of the Romney campaign the primary was a near thing. He won it, but without demonstrating that he could deal with the current very new political situation in America. Mitt only won the primary because he had no real competition.
posted by Richard @ 10:01 PM   0 comments
What really matters politically?
The problems of Latin nations losing government control of the drugs moving into the U.S. are politically more important than Islamic nations who object to economic modernization and world trade. But that's just the current problems. Global warming will swamp both of those problems within a few very short years.

Clip this statement out. I promise. It will guide you to what is really important for the next decade and probably the next fifty years.
posted by Richard @ 10:01 PM   0 comments
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