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    Your political leaning?

    What's your political leaning? It's a loaded question... but I dare you.

    If you honestly don't know, take the worlds smallest political quiz:
    http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz.html

    There are obvious short-comings of this quiz, and the choice of issues are not widely varied (it asks nothing on abortion, guns, labor, immigration, foreign policy, homeland security, school vouchers, and health care ). But it'll give you a quick, and pretty vaild assesment based on the questions it does ask you.

    I scored as a Libertarian. I think that's about right... I've always liked that Jefferson fellow.

    Your political leaning?
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    Your political leaning?
    Hooray!

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    Your political leaning?

    I used a lot of maybes ... there is too much in this world that needs control but how much control and how that is decided is the question.

    I still hate democrats more though...

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    Your political leaning?

    Pretty accurate, I have to say. At first I was suspicious that only like 8% fell on the right and 16% on the left..but I guess its accurate to say the vast majority don't lean COMPLETELY one way or another.

    *edited to add the other quiz result:
    Your political leaning?
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    "ACCORDING TO YOUR ANSWERS,

    The political description that
    fits you best is...

    CENTRIST


    CENTRISTS espouse a "middle ground" regarding government
    control of the economy and personal behavior. Depending on
    the issue, they sometimes favor government intervention
    and sometimes support individual freedom of choice.
    Centrists pride themselves on keeping an open mind,
    tend to oppose "political extremes," and emphasize what
    they describe as "practical" solutions to problems.



    The RED DOT on the Chart shows where you fit on the political map.

    Your political leaning?


    Your PERSONAL issues Score is 80%.
    Your ECONOMIC issues Score is 50%.
    (Please note: Scores falling on the Centrist border are counted as Centrist.)


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    Hmm... I don't know what to think about this result.

    I don't feel inclined towards any political system, not even anarchy. I feel uneasy in being a member of any group, save friends. I follow my own ideas before anything else. If I had to choose one external ideological system to support, it would be the Fourth International.

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    Actually, if you don't mind taking a bit more time with such a test, this site is much more accurate and fine tuned to assessing political leanings.

    http://www.politicalcompass.org/

    If you're confused about why there is no "maybe" or "no opinion" for a response, thats on purpose.
    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed, The world in arms is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from an iron cross."

    ...I have a sketchbook?

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    Your political leaning?

    edit: Ok, I finally sat my ass down and did the quiz. Be proud of me, Macaroni.
    Your political leaning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helium Macaroni
    Scored right next to the Dali Llama, sweet !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helium Macaroni
    Actually, if you don't mind taking a bit more time with such a test, this site is much more accurate and fine tuned to assessing political leanings.

    http://www.politicalcompass.org/

    If you're confused about why there is no "maybe" or "no opinion" for a response, thats on purpose.
    A lot of those questions were worded in a bias way. Such asthis:
    I'd always support my country, whether it was right or wrong.

    Personally, I support the United States and think we're the most cosmopolitical and democratic nation. Normally, I was answer "strongly agree." But it added whether it was "right or wrong." Obviously, noone would support their contry if it did something wrong. So I picked "disagree." Here it didn't get my true answer if I suuport my country because of this blantant skew of words. Also, no one ALWAYS does this, or that. I don't ALWAYS agree with the US.

    Another one:
    No one chooses his or her country of birth, so it's foolish to be proud of it.

    DUH! We all can agree that it's foolish to be proud of your country simply that you were born in it. But what if you ARE proud of it for other reasons? Again, here I had to choose that I was no proud of my country...

    Such is the problem with political quizes though. You never know who made em'
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    I thought there would be more variety in result options but it seems it charts the same things as the other one. It's based on the same four-point principle.

    http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/poli...8.00&soc=-9.03

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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkerD
    A lot of those questions were worded in a bias way. Such asthis:
    I'd always support my country, whether it was right or wrong.

    Personally, I support the United States and think we're the most cosmopolitical and democratic nation. Normally, I was answer "strongly agree." But it added whether it was right or wrong. Obviously, noone would support their contry if it did something wrong. So I picked "disagree." Here it didn't get my true answer if I suuport my country because of this blantant skew of words. Also, no one ALWAYS does this, or that. I don't ALWAYS agree with the US. So if course people are are going to say "disagree." They word a lot of these questions to get results they want people to get.

    Such is the problem with political quizes though.
    heheh.. uhh you'd be surprised how many people WOULD support thier country be its policies right or wrong.. I know a few.

    And some questions are meant to be biased, and contradictory. Its a very clever gague.

    Jetpack, see? We ain't so different after all =D

    Your political leaning?
    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed, The world in arms is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from an iron cross."

    ...I have a sketchbook?

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    And being a leftist is NOT the same thing as being a liberal. I'm neither but both chart results imply that I'm somehow both. Ironic.

    EDIT: God dam, Helium Macaroni. Our chart results show we're more leftist/libertarian than Ghandi!
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    Well the second test doesn't allow "liberal" as a possible result. However typically "left" and "liberal" are similar... it all depends what you consider liberal or conservative though.

    ..personally I'm not scared of being called anything from leftist, liberal, goddless commie scum, or democratic libertarian free market socialist.

    Quote Originally Posted by bRØk3n_sPiRiT
    EDIT: God dam, Helium Macaroni. Our chart results show we're more leftist/libertarian than Ghandi!
    heh.. isn't that weird?
    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed, The world in arms is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from an iron cross."

    ...I have a sketchbook?

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    "the opposite of communism ( i.e. an entirely state-planned economy) is neo-liberalism (i.e. extreme deregulated economy). "

    At least they got that right. Sort of.

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    Yeah they're basically using the Thomas Friedman/Chicago Boys movement as as an anchor point. Seems appropriate.
    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed, The world in arms is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from an iron cross."

    ...I have a sketchbook?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helium Macaroni
    heheh.. uhh you'd be surprised how many people WOULD support thier country be its policies right or wrong.. I know a few.
    That still dosen't excuse the bias questions

    And what's up with this question?!
    The businessperson and the manufacturer are more important than the writer and the artist.

    So if I answer "agree" I'm a conservative... because we all know conservatives aren't good artists? And if I answer "disagree" I"m a liberal... becauseall liberals are bad business people?

    Conservatives can be great artists... and liberals can be great business people... and vice versa, so on and so forth.
    What does this have to do in gauging your political leaning?

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    is that close? half a chart away? hehe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkerD
    That still dosen't excuse the bias questions

    And what's up with this question?!
    The businessperson and the manufacturer are more important than the writer and the artist.

    So if I answer "agree" I'm a conservative... because we all know conservatives aren't good artists? While all liberals are bad business people? Conservatives can be great artists... and liberals can be great business people... and vice versa...
    What does this have to do in gauging your political leaning?
    No you're right, that statement I said doesn't excuse the biased question.. however when I said it was purposefully biased.. now that might excuse that the question was infact biased.

    And I think you might be reading a bit deep into the questions concearning that artist/businessman one. However, take into consideration that the question is infact politically loaded. One group in that statement are economic producers, the other are cultural producers.
    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed, The world in arms is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from an iron cross."

    ...I have a sketchbook?

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    Lol that one cranked me up when I read it : P (the question about artist / businessmen)

    The sex page was cool. Good indicator, I believe you can infer a lot about a person's ideological stance by listening to their veiws on sexuality and their sexual politics (regarding sex and society).

    Quote Originally Posted by Helium Macaroni
    ..personally I'm not scared of being called anything from leftist, liberal, goddless commie scum, or democratic libertarian free market socialist.
    free market socialist?
    Explain that one to me ; P


    EDIT: Hey Helium, just noticed we're also more leftist/libertarian than Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama.

    Omg between this and the spaghetti monster thing I cant stop laughing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helium Macaroni
    No you're right, that statement I said doesn't excuse the biased question.. however when I said it was purposefully biased.. now that might excuse that the question was infact biased.

    And I think you might be reading a bit deep into the questions concearning that artist/businessman one. However, take into consideration that the question is infact politically loaded. One group in that statement are economic producers, the other are cultural producers.
    Okay, okay... that's true. But liberals can be both economic producers and cultural producers, and consveratives can be both as well...

    It's odd... thanks for sharing this though.

    Quote Originally Posted by bRØk3n_sPiRiT

    free market socialist?
    Explain that one to me ; P
    LOL... It means if you have two cows... the government lets you keep the cows, but everyone votes on who gets to keep the milk.

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    I don't understand some of the racist questions they threw in, as though that was an indicator of political leanings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bRØk3n_sPiRiT
    free market socialist?
    Explain that one to me ; P
    There's a method to my madness I assure you. That title, as specific as it is, is only an encompassing generalization as to the policies I support. However when you run down the list as to how many types of socialism there are (christian socialist party, command socialism, democratic socialists, etc) it helps to define, in concert with social policy, where you stand economically. So I am infact not a socialist in the traditional sense. I'm not an authoritarian command socialist like Stalin, but a free market socialist in that I believe the fundamentals of the free market are positive and necesary for the operation of an economy. However you'll note that I'm not using the word capitalist, because that has its own connotations that suggest the economy should be run for the sole benifit of those who invest in it. I'm just the opposite really. I prefer an atmosphere where as businesses grow towards miltinationalism they incur heavier regulation. The more power a corporation has the capacity to gain in the political and social sphere, the more it is put under the scope so as not to encrouch on the rights of non-corporate entities...

    ..Basically I believe in enough capitalism so that we're not buying government issue toilet paper, but not enough unrestrained capitalism where it becomes preditory and detrimental to people.

    I hope that was confusing yet enlightening!
    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed, The world in arms is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from an iron cross."

    ...I have a sketchbook?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Undefeated
    I don't understand some of the racist questions they threw in, as though that was an indicator of political leanings.
    Its very pertainent actually.. ask such questions during the time of slavery, segregation, affirmative action, etc. If someone does harbor feelings against or for a particular race, those feelings have political implications in terms of policy, law, and the general societal atmosphere. Its amazing just how many cognitive patterns and opinions carry political weight on them.
    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed, The world in arms is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from an iron cross."

    ...I have a sketchbook?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helium Macaroni
    I hope that was confusing yet enlightening!
    It certainly was! But I'm in a rather dumb mood so I'm not gonna argue with you ; P

    I agree with a lot of what you said, and disagree with other parts, but I'd rather pm you about it, seeing such topics tend to negatively explode in controversy.
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    Ah, nothing like a rousing controversy explosion! But indeedy, any time feel free to PM me... or IM me better yet!
    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed, The world in arms is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from an iron cross."

    ...I have a sketchbook?

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    Only a political thread can get 20 comments after midnight.

    I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetpack42
    Only a political thread can get 20 comments after midnight.

    I love it!
    Yeah, but where's the bad blood? The assinine-ishness? What has happened to the interweb!?

    Pretty awesome that its tame.

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    shut up you pig i disagree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Undefeated
    Yeah, but where's the bad blood? The assinine-ishness? What has happened to the interweb!?

    Pretty awesome that its tame.
    We try to keep things nice and cordial here.. anyone caught making arguments for flame-sake shall be appropriately dealt with by either Jetpack or myself..

    Now, Shirley Temples all around!!
    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed, The world in arms is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from an iron cross."

    ...I have a sketchbook?

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    Took the 2nd test more seriously coz it covers more ground. But its still not very errr...explicit on some of the questions it asks.


    Surprised me for sure. I thought I'd be some facsist control freak.
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