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    Default Your Political Compass

    It's always been hard for me personally to express my political with a single worded label, so I like this test, I think it explains a lot more then 'I'm a democrat.'

    http://www.politicalcompass.org/

    Heres mine:
    Economic Left/Right: -2.50
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.26

    Brutal! I never would have considered myself very left

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    This test sucks if you just post the results. Post your answers to each question too.

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    Also this test is rigged to make almost anyone who takes it get a liberal score.

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    I'm pretty interested to see your results God.
    As for me I don't think I should post the answers to the questions, nor should anyone. That's just asking to start shit.

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    Yes they should. And you should. Starting shit it good. I want to insult people for their political beliefs.

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    Economic Left/Right: -3.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.90

    bah like i should waste my time taking tests to identify my false political ideology

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    People are ultimately divided more by class than by nationality.

    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

    Controlling inflation is more important than controlling unemployment.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Raichu View Post
    It's always been hard for me personally to express my political with a single worded label, so I like this test, I think it explains a lot more then 'I'm a democrat.'

    http://www.politicalcompass.org/

    Heres mine:
    Economic Left/Right: -2.50
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.26

    Brutal! I never would have considered myself very left
    Seriously I am interested in seeing your answers. I have never seen a result like that.

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    ill do the rest later

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    didn't Devil post a similar test way back when?

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    No, scratch that, it was the same test. This is the one he posted in the Untitled 2 thread near the beginning.

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    People are ultimately divided more by class than by nationality. - Agree

    Controlling inflation is more important than controlling unemployment. - Disagree

    Because corporations cannot be trusted to voluntarily protect the environment, they require regulation. - Agree

    "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" is a fundamentally good idea. - Agree

    It's a sad reflection on our society that something as basic as drinking water is now a bottled, branded consumer product. - Disagree

    Land shouldn't be a commodity to be bought and sold. - Disagree

    It is regrettable that many personal fortunes are made by people who simply manipulate money and contribute nothing to their society. - Agree

    Protectionism is sometimes necessary in trade. - Agree

    The only social responsibility of a company should be to deliver a profit to its shareholders. - Disagree

    The rich are too highly taxed. - Disagree

    Those with the ability to pay should have the right to higher standards of medical care. - Agree

    Governments should penalise businesses that mislead the public. - Disagree

    A genuine free market requires restrictions on the ability of predator multinationals to create monopolies. - Agree

    The freer the market, the freer the people. - Strongly Disagree

    Abortion, when the woman's life is not threatened, should always be illegal. - Strongly Disagree

    All authority should be questioned. - Agree

    An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. - Agree

    Taxpayers should not be expected to prop up any theatres or museums that cannot survive on a commercial basis. - Agree

    Schools should not make classroom attendance compulsory. - Agree

    All people have their rights, but it is better for all of us that different sorts of people should keep to their own kind. - Strongly Disagree

    Good parents sometimes have to spank their children. - Agree

    It's natural for children to keep some secrets from their parents. - Agree

    Possessing marijuana for personal use should not be a criminal offence. - Disagree

    The prime function of schooling should be to equip the future generation to find jobs. - Agree

    People with serious inheritable disabilities should not be allowed to reproduce. - Agree

    The most important thing for children to learn is to accept discipline. - Disagree

    There are no savage and civilised peoples; there are only different cultures. - Agree

    Those who are able to work, and refuse the opportunity, should not expect society's support. - Strongly Agree

    When you are troubled, it's better not to think about it, but to keep busy with more cheerful things. - Disagree

    First-generation immigrants can never be fully integrated within their new country. - Disagree

    What's good for the most successful corporations is always, ultimately, good for all of us. - Disagree

    No broadcasting institution, however independent its content, should receive public funding. - Disagree

    do the rest later

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    Your following views are stupid and wrong:

    An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. - Agree

    Taxpayers should not be expected to prop up any theatres or museums that cannot survive on a commercial basis. - Agree

    Good parents sometimes have to spank their children. - Agree

    On the whole though, I responded to most of it fairly similarly as you.

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    Eye for an eye: I'm a big fan of Hammurabi, what can I say?

    Taxpayers: So you would rather us throw our money into a big well of waste instead of using it for economic gain for ourselves?

    Spankings: Discipline is become very watered down in modern societies. It needs to be stepped up. It's not as of a spanking is doing a child great harm anyway; it's just a simple show of authority.

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    I believe the answers I posted give you a good idea of how I feel, but I might post the religion and sex ones eventually. In the mean time, here's my graph:


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    It seems that I'm closer to Nelson Mandela and Ghandi than anyone, which surprises me quite a bit. Well, I suppose I might be on a political aspect, but certainly not with the whole peacemaking deal they both follow.

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    Economic Left/Right: -2.00
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.03

    Well I'll be damned. I would've expected myself to be weak left-wing, although on the Facism-Anarchism scale I considered myself to be quite at the centre, possibly edging towards Authoritarianism. I understand where you're coming from, just a simple word to describe a collaboration of political ideologies is just too much of a generalisation. There are certain aspects of each I support, and I couldn't just class myself into one of these labels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturne View Post
    Spankings: Discipline is become very watered down in modern societies. It needs to be stepped up. It's not as of a spanking is doing a child great harm anyway; it's just a simple show of authority.
    If you need physical force to show authority you did something wrong in the first place. The question was if 'good' parents need to spank. They don't. Mediocre or bad parents might. And the fact is 99% of parents in the world are mediocre-bad.

    Taxpayers: So you would rather us throw our money into a big well of waste instead of using it for economic gain for ourselves?
    It is not a waste. It is a potential enrichment of culture and awareness/knowledge/information for the country as a whole. Saying they could not survive commercial does not mean they are a waste and are unimportant.

    Eye for an eye: I'm a big fan of Hammurabi, what can I say?
    ok but it is still and extremely stupid theory and philosophy

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    The test is flawed, simple answers are not always accurate when the questions are complex.

    If economic globalisation is inevitable, it should primarily serve humanity rather than the interests of trans-national corporations. Agree

    I'd always support my country, whether it was right or wrong. Strongly Disagree

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

    Our race has many superior qualities, compared with other races. Strongly Disagree

    The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Agree

    Military action that defies international law is sometimes justified. Strongly Agree

    There is now a worrying fusion of information and entertainment. Strongly Agree

    People are ultimately divided more by class than by nationality. Agree

    Controlling inflation is more important than controlling unemployment. Agree

    Because corporations cannot be trusted to voluntarily protect the environment, they require regulation. Agree

    "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" is a fundamentally good idea. Strongly Disagree

    It's a sad reflection on our society that something as basic as drinking water is now a bottled, branded consumer product. Disagree

    Land shouldn't be a commodity to be bought and sold. Strongly Disagree

    It is regrettable that many personal fortunes are made by people who simply manipulate money and contribute nothing to their society. Strongly Disagree

    Protectionism is sometimes necessary in trade. Disagree

    The only social responsibility of a company should be to deliver a profit to its shareholders. Disagree

    The rich are too highly taxed. Disagree

    Those with the ability to pay should have the right to higher standards of medical care. Agree

    Governments should penalise businesses that mislead the public. Agree

    A genuine free market requires restrictions on the ability of predator multinationals to create monopolies. Agree

    The freer the market, the freer the people. Agree

    Abortion, when the woman's life is not threatened, should always be illegal. Strongly Disagree

    All authority should be questioned. Strongly Agree

    An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Agree

    Taxpayers should not be expected to prop up any theatres or museums that cannot survive on a commercial basis. Agree

    Schools should not make classroom attendance compulsory. Disagree

    All people have their rights, but it is better for all of us that different sorts of people should keep to their own kind. Strongly Disagree

    Good parents sometimes have to spank their children. Agree

    It's natural for children to keep some secrets from their parents. Agree

    Possessing marijuana for personal use should not be a criminal offense. Disagree

    The prime function of schooling should be to equip the future generation to find jobs. Disagree

    People with serious inheritable disabilities should not be allowed to reproduce. Disagree

    The most important thing for children to learn is to accept discipline. Disagree

    There are no savage and civilised peoples; there are only different cultures. Disagree

    Those who are able to work, and refuse the opportunity, should not expect society's support. Agree

    When you are troubled, it's better not to think about it, but to keep busy with more cheerful things. Strongly Disagree

    First-generation immigrants can never be fully integrated within their new country. Disagree

    What's good for the most successful corporations is always, ultimately, good for all of us. Strongly Disagree

    No broadcasting institution, however independent its content, should receive public funding. Agree

    Our civil liberties are being excessively curbed in the name of counter-terrorism. Strongly Agree

    A significant advantage of a one-party state is that it avoids all the arguments that delay progress in a democratic political system. Strongly Disagree

    Although the electronic age makes official surveillance easier, only wrongdoers need to be worried. Strongly Disagree

    The death penalty should be an option for the most serious crimes. Agree

    In a civilised society, one must always have people above to be obeyed and people below to be commanded. Disagree

    Abstract art that doesn't represent anything shouldn't be considered art at all. Agree

    In criminal justice, punishment should be more important than rehabilitation. Strongly Disagree

    It is a waste of time to try to rehabilitate some criminals. Agree

    The businessperson and the manufacturer are more important than the writer and the artist. Disagree

    Mothers may have careers, but their first duty is to be homemakers. Disagree

    Multinational companies are unethically exploiting the plant genetic resources of developing countries. Disagree

    Making peace with the establishment is an important aspect of maturity. Strongly Disagree

    Astrology accurately explains many things. Disagree

    You cannot be moral without being religious. Strongly Disagree

    Charity is better than social security as a means of helping the genuinely disadvantaged. Agree

    Some people are naturally unlucky. Disagree

    It is important that my child's school instills religious values. Strongly Disagree

    Sex outside marriage is usually immoral. Disagree

    A same sex couple in a stable, loving relationship, should not be excluded from the possibility of child adoption. Agree

    Pornography, depicting consenting adults, should be legal for the adult population. Strongly Agree

    What goes on in a private bedroom between consenting adults is no business of the state. Strongly Agree

    No one can feel naturally homosexual. Disagree

    It's fine for society to be open about sex, but these days it's going too far. Disagree



    I'll make a blog post about this and go into detail about my answers.
    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." - Time Enough For Love, by Robert Heinlein

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    why would anyone agree with an eye for an eye

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    Quote Originally Posted by God View Post
    why would anyone agree with an eye for an eye
    Because punishment has been a bit slack nowadays in the criminal system.

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    No it hasn't. Ridiculous thing to say. If anything punishment needs to be more scaled back in favor of rehabilitation.

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    An eye for an eye implies the death penalty in exchange for murder conviction, which is one of the few applicable cases in USA's law system nowadays, and that's what I was supporting.

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    No an eye for an eye implies the overall philosophy of an eye for an eye. The death penalty should be reserved for prisoners already serving a life sentence who commit murder while in prison. Everyone can be rehabilitated as everyone is really either a product of their surroundings or a mental anomaly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by God View Post
    No an eye for an eye implies the overall philosophy of an eye for an eye. The death penalty should be reserved for prisoners already serving a life sentence who commit murder while in prison. Everyone can be rehabilitated as everyone is really either a product of their surroundings or a mental anomaly.
    Yes, Tim, but the philosophy has a bit of trouble being applied today, since not that many crimes in our law system could have that applied to them.

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