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BS: Political compass, new version

Mrrzy 29 Sep 10 - 02:25 PM
katlaughing 29 Sep 10 - 02:46 PM
Mrrzy 29 Sep 10 - 04:37 PM
Uncle_DaveO 29 Sep 10 - 04:42 PM
Mrrzy 29 Sep 10 - 04:44 PM
Bill D 29 Sep 10 - 04:48 PM
gnu 29 Sep 10 - 05:14 PM
Donuel 29 Sep 10 - 06:38 PM
katlaughing 29 Sep 10 - 06:52 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 29 Sep 10 - 07:50 PM
Mrrzy 30 Sep 10 - 02:14 PM
gnu 30 Sep 10 - 04:16 PM
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gnu 30 Sep 10 - 05:06 PM
Neil D 01 Oct 10 - 12:03 AM
GUEST,ebbie, housesitting 01 Oct 10 - 01:51 AM
theleveller 01 Oct 10 - 03:47 AM
Gervase 01 Oct 10 - 03:55 AM
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Songwronger 04 Jun 13 - 09:42 PM
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Subject: BS: Political compass, new version
From: Mrrzy
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 02:25 PM

Great idea being revisited, but all three threads I found on it were Closed (I would have refreshed the earliest one and linked to the other ones, but...).

Think of a compass *rose* - not the one that draws circles nor the one that points the way.

This shows not just Are you Left vs. Right but are you for or against authority as an independent dimension. Very interesting, you get a circle going from Gandhi to Stalin to Hitler to Thatcher to Friedman and back to Gandhi...

Take the test here, it's fun and informative. And there are cool other things too...


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 02:46 PM

Interesting, no surprise, I came out as a "liberal leftist" close to where they placed Gandhi. The one on composers was interesting, too!

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: Mrrzy
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 04:37 PM

Oh,, yeah, I forgot that they tell you where all kinds of music people fell, maybe a note above the line?


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 04:42 PM

Fascinatin' . . .   BUT!

So many of the test propositions are very simplistic, or pejoratively stated, and the possible reactions are WAY too restrictive to reflect my attitude on the principle involved. In a lot of the proposition cases, I was extremely reluctant to adopt ANY of the choices . I kept wanting to say, "but .... but .... I would have to talk that subject out with somebody!   Oh, you have to have a choice of one of four? Well, uhh, I guess number 3, then. But I don't like it."

I came out a little above and to the right of Nelson Mandela.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: Mrrzy
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 04:44 PM

I was below and more central than Gandhi...

Moi?? Central on the Left-Right divide? Who'd'a thunk it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 04:48 PM

I don't dare take it...I NEVER like the phrasing of questions on these surveys.


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: gnu
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 05:14 PM

I amaGhandi.


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: Donuel
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 06:38 PM

yep I'm another Ghandi

Mostly I'm an FDR democrat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 06:52 PM

UncleDaveO, I felt that way, too..still I think it pegged me fairly closely..I was a bit below and to the left of Gandhi, actually.


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 07:50 PM

I scored somewhere between The Dalai Lama and Alfred E. Neumann.


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: Mrrzy
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 02:14 PM

kat, wow, more left than I, I am amazed and entertained!

No, the phrasing is always terrible, like the one about the goal of law being to punish or rehabilitate the perp, when I think it shouldn't be either but should reparate (make reparations? I heard incest as a verb, as in, I was incested, the other day, so why not) the *victim* - that wasn't an available answer, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: gnu
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 04:16 PM

Ya know, there are "obvious" questions embedded in surveys to weed out respondants whose participation should be precluded due to a lack of common sense or intelligence.

A couple of years ago, I underwent four hours of psychological, apptitude, IQ, problem solving, etc, testing for an executive position in a highly public profile government venue. The sheer number of inane questions annoyed me, until I realized their inspersion was simply aimed at doing just that. Same deal as the phrasing in some surveys... and repeating the same questions phrased differently.

Fact is, properly designed surveys are an art. So is not getting pissed off. And, I have an Irish and French temper. But, I made it to the finals. (Unfortunately, they really did want a dancing puppet instead of a hard working and talented engineer. Otrherwise, I may have stood a chance.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 04:39 PM

I`m halfway up the left side of the light green box.


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 04:41 PM

Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: -8.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.18


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: bobad
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 04:59 PM

Economic Left/Right: -7.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.18

This places me left of the Dalai Lama and less authoritarian than Nelson Mandela.


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: gnu
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 05:06 PM

I wonder where P-Minister Harper would end up. I see the FM is gonna pause the interest rate hike. They need more bullets and such to kill Afghans I guess. His political compass appears to be pointed up the ass of Canucks... and Afghans.


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: Neil D
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 12:03 AM

I ended up next to the Dalai Lama as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: GUEST,ebbie, housesitting
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 01:51 AM

In the left lower quadrant leaning toward the libertarian side. Huh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: theleveller
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 03:47 AM

Interesting. I'm more left and liberal than Ghandi. Not sure they asked the right questions, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: Gervase
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 03:55 AM

What a bunch of liberal milquetoasts we are!
Economic Left/Right: -6.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.92
It's getting rather crowded down there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: GUEST,999
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 01:53 PM

Homeland Security and their ilk in other countries will come for us first I guess.


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: Songwronger
Date: 04 Jun 13 - 09:42 PM

Cleaning out old bookmarks. Pleased to see this thread.

The Political Compass. A test that's about 6 pages long, takes maybe 5-10 minutes.

Positions of famous people.

My test result as of 3-4 months ago.

I challenge others to take the test and post a link to your graph. When you get to the last page, just copy the location from the http address bar and paste it here. Copy it before you leave the page, because you can't pull it up later from your browser history.

Be honest on the questions. I was. And I'm a frickin Ghandi. I contend that a lot of you "liberals" are in fact Mussolinis. Or maybe Stalins. But what's the difference when you get down to the bloodletting?


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: Songwronger
Date: 05 Jun 13 - 12:09 AM

Mitt Romney and Obama are on the same SQUARE in the chart.

The US Presidential Election 2012

This is a US election that defies logic and brings the nation closer towards a one-party state masquerading as a two-party state.

The Democratic incumbent has surrounded himself with conservative advisors and key figures — many from previous administrations, and an unprecedented number from the Trilateral Commission. He also appointed a former Monsanto executive as Senior Advisor to the FDA. He has extended Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, presided over a spiralling rich-poor gap and sacrificed further American jobs with recent free trade deals. Trade union rights have also eroded under his watch. He has expanded Bush defence spending, droned civilians, failed to close Guantanamo, supported the NDAA which effectively legalises martial law, allowed drilling and adopted a soft-touch position towards the banks that is to the right of European Conservative leaders. Taking office during the financial meltdown, Obama appointed its principle architects to top economic positions. We list these because many of Obama's detractors absurdly portray him as either a radical liberal or a socialist, while his apologists, equally absurdly, continue to view him as a well-intentioned progressive, tragically thwarted by overwhelming pressures....

The smaller non-Tea parties provide the only substantial electoral diversity — virtually unreported — in their Sisyphean struggle against the two mountainous conservative machines. Identity issues like gay marriage disguise the absence of fundamental differences and any real contrast of vision....


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Subject: RE: BS: Political compass, new version
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 05 Jun 13 - 01:21 AM

Economic Left/Right: -1.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.10 ...BUT, I have to agree with Bill D..I did not like the phrasing of the questions...and sometimes NONE of the answers were in the center...Either Stongly agree, or disagree, or agree or disagree...nothing like, 'I don't care'.

GfS


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