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DamonX
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 12:49:51 AM

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Economic -5.12
Libertarian -5.74

haha, fuck you Dalai Lama! I kick your ass!
myself
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 3:41:06 AM

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Economic Left/Right: -2.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.97





The funny thing is- I was just talking with a friend about where I stand in politics. He labels me a left wing, etc. etc. and again, I had to state that my political beliefs are the same as my personal beliefs. Pretty much in the middle. : )

In politics in my opinion, all the processes are learning tools. We have the Right and the Left and the Middle it seems and, I agree and sympathize with all sides in all misunderstandings because with misunderstanding comes understanding and so we have a chance to learn from the other and hopefully merge closer to each other.

Nothing can force mankind to do anything just as a man cannot force a 1,500 pound animal to do what he will not until he sees a logical path and is allowed to follow it or possibly, until he is forced to die or kill instead. In the big picture, I don't believe might will win over right.

Thanks Jillicious for the test- I enjoyed it

Torture the data long enough and they will confess to anything.
mercianknight
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 6:11:23 AM

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Aw gee! If I could have found a cool graphic like the above (thanks again Lady X), then I could have saved myself a whole lot of typing. Mark me down as a Thatcherite. thumbright

"Whoa, lady, I only speak two languages, English and bad English." - Korben Dallas, from The Fifth Element

"If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must man be of learning from experience?" - George Bernard Shaw
MrNudiePants
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 6:28:30 AM

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Economic Left/Right: -1.50
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Guest
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 6:45:12 AM

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DamonX wrote:
Three things.

Reason and reasonable are two different things.

Knowledge is knowledge no matter how trivial it is.


both of these are splitting hairs if you ask me

DamonX wrote:
Implying that truth is subjective eliminates the whole concept of truth doesn't it?


no, it doesnt. as i said, there are some constant truths, unmovable. gravity, 1+1=2, OJ was guilty (lol, going for a little levity)
but truth can be personal and individual. for you, my dear damon, taking another human life might be wrong. under any circumstances. for you, this might be the truth. but for me, if you break my child, i will have no problem at all taking your life. i will feel fully justified in it. that is MY truth. now, this is dramatic example but its logic can be applied on smaller levels.

DamonX wrote:
I didn't think I was pushing anything on anyone in this thread. I actually just posted my response like a good little boy. Why are you always picking on poor old Damon...? crybaby


1) i didnt say you were pushing, merely reminding us all to be open to new ideas and paths for personal growth.
b) i think you of all people damon can take a little poking ;)
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 6:46:09 AM

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omg! i got the stupid quotes to work properly! THREE CHEERS FOR THE TECH CHALLENGED BLONDE!!!
MrNudiePants
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 7:00:13 AM

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LittleMissBitch wrote:
omg! i got the stupid quotes to work properly! THREE CHEERS FOR THE TECH CHALLENGED BLONDE!!!


Hip, Hip - Hooray!

MrNudiePants wrote:
Hip, Hip - Hooray!


MrNudiePants wrote:
Hip, Hip - Hooray!



laughing3
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 7:47:24 AM

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thank you mr. nudie!! :)
Magical_felix
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 9:56:49 AM

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That was interesting and pretty accurate, for me anyway.

Economic Left/Right: 0.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.31



WellMadeMale
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 1:37:16 PM

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I'm not sure I took the same online test...My scores are all over the graph.



Obscenity is the last refuge of an inarticulate motherfucker.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 1:46:07 PM

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WellMadeMale wrote:
I'm not sure I took the same online test...My scores are all over the graph.



Spiral Graph!
Remington
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 1:47:28 PM

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Go check out my new story - How Did This Happen? - John's Story

Dancing_Doll
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 1:53:27 PM

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Economic Left/Right: -4.25
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WellMadeMale
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 2:11:11 PM

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I got all you Left Leaning Commie Pinkos beat.

http://anythingexceptthetruth.blogspot.com/2006/08/is-my-political-compass-skewed.html

Obscenity is the last refuge of an inarticulate motherfucker.
WellMadeMale
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 2:14:04 PM

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I had a problem with a few questions. This one really flipped my light switch:

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

Don't we all belong to the Human Race?




Obscenity is the last refuge of an inarticulate motherfucker.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 3:06:01 PM

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i had no idea how to answer that one.
WellMadeMale
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 4:59:56 PM

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LittleMissBitch wrote:
i had no idea how to answer that one.


When in doubt towards stupidly phrased statements or questions - disagree strongly. drunken

Obscenity is the last refuge of an inarticulate motherfucker.
DamonX
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 5:10:40 PM

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LittleMissBitch wrote:
DamonX wrote:
Three things.

Reason and reasonable are two different things.

Knowledge is knowledge no matter how trivial it is.


both of these are splitting hairs if you ask me

DamonX wrote:
Implying that truth is subjective eliminates the whole concept of truth doesn't it?


no, it doesnt. as i said, there are some constant truths, unmovable. gravity, 1+1=2, OJ was guilty (lol, going for a little levity)
but truth can be personal and individual. for you, my dear damon, taking another human life might be wrong. under any circumstances. for you, this might be the truth. but for me, if you break my child, i will have no problem at all taking your life. i will feel fully justified in it. that is MY truth. now, this is dramatic example but its logic can be applied on smaller levels.

DamonX wrote:
I didn't think I was pushing anything on anyone in this thread. I actually just posted my response like a good little boy. Why are you always picking on poor old Damon...? crybaby


1) i didnt say you were pushing, merely reminding us all to be open to new ideas and paths for personal growth.
b) i think you of all people damon can take a little poking ;)


I think you might be thinking of "truthiness"

Quote:
truthiness is a "truth" that a person claims to know intuitively "from the gut" without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts.





Seriously though...I think you are referring to philosphical ideas. The type of truths I like to deal with, are things like:

What causes cancer?

What year did Napolean invade Russia?

What is the function of the pancreas?

The things you mention are more abstract ideas, and can't really be considered truth. I guess there are various definitions of truth, so I'll recant and say that I strive for the pursuit of knowledge instead of the pursuit of truth since that might make an argument based on semantics a bit more unsuitable.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 6:26:58 PM

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DamonX wrote:
The things you mention are more abstract ideas, and can't really be considered truth. I guess there are various definitions of truth, so I'll recant and say that I strive for the pursuit of knowledge instead of the pursuit of truth since that might make an argument based on semantics a bit more unsuitable.



a far better and more concise statement, well done. and its a noble pursuit indeed. i, for one, enjoy it greatly.
DamonX
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 8:34:05 PM

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Quote:
I had a problem with a few questions. This one really flipped my light switch:

Our race has many superior qualities, compared with other races.
Don't we all belong to the Human Race?


I think that was the point of the question. How you interpret it plays a part in the answer. If you agree with that one, i think it moves your score northwards....
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Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 9:08:41 PM

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WellMadeMale
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 9:31:40 PM

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DamonX wrote:
Quote:
I had a problem with a few questions. This one really flipped my light switch:

Our race has many superior qualities, compared with other races.
Don't we all belong to the Human Race?


I think that was the point of the question. How you interpret it plays a part in the answer. If you agree with that one, i think it moves your score northwards....


I disagreed strongly with that inane statement.

No specific ethnicity of the human race is any more superior than another.

The human race is no more superior to cetaceans than a marijuana plant is to a redwood tree.
To think otherwise is both species and racially arrogant. IMO





Obscenity is the last refuge of an inarticulate motherfucker.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 9:49:17 PM

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DamonX
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 10:10:33 PM

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WellMadeMale wrote:
DamonX wrote:
[quote]I had a problem with a few questions. This one really flipped my light switch:

Our race has many superior qualities, compared with other races.
Don't we all belong to the Human Race?


I think that was the point of the question. How you interpret it plays a part in the answer. If you agree with that one, i think it moves your score northwards....


I disagreed strongly with that inane statement.

No specific ethnicity of the human race is any more superior than another.

The human race is no more superior to cetaceans than a marijuana plant is to a redwood tree.
To think otherwise is both species and racially arrogant. IMO

I agree completely.

the term "race" is a human construct without any biological validation. We are all part of the human "species."




WellMadeMale
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 10:30:01 PM

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Actually anyone reading this is part of Homo Sapiens Sapiens, but I won't quibble over small shit if you won't.

fat chance lol



What are these a part of, Damon? Quick...googling not allowed.

Obscenity is the last refuge of an inarticulate motherfucker.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 10:32:40 PM

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DamonX wrote:
WellMadeMale wrote:
DamonX wrote:
[quote]I had a problem with a few questions. This one really flipped my light switch:

Our race has many superior qualities, compared with other races.
Don't we all belong to the Human Race?


I think that was the point of the question. How you interpret it plays a part in the answer. If you agree with that one, i think it moves your score northwards....


I disagreed strongly with that inane statement.

No specific ethnicity of the human race is any more superior than another.

The human race is no more superior to cetaceans than a marijuana plant is to a redwood tree.
To think otherwise is both species and racially arrogant. IMO

I agree completely.

so then what? were we supposed to interpret "our" as white or black or striped or whatever? i just tossed it off and strongly disagreed too. now, if we're talking humans and vulcans that might be different. oops..my trekkie leaked out.

and damon why are all those quotes flipped around? please, do not fuck with the tech challenged blonde. it gives her headaches!

the term "race" is a human construct without any biological validation. We are all part of the human "species."




Guest
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 10:37:51 PM

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omg! i HATE those stupid quotes!
DamonX
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 10:50:02 PM

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WellMadeMale wrote:
Actually anyone reading this is part of Homo Sapiens Sapiens, but I won't quibble over small shit if you won't.

fat chance lol



What are these a part of, Damon? Quick...googling not allowed.


Iguandons? from "walking with Dinosaurs?"

are we arguing about something? I think I'm getting confused. I've agreed with everything you've said.
rxtales
Posted: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 2:25:58 AM

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Not quite where I thought it would put me:

Economic Left/Right: -4.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.67


LadyX
Posted: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 9:21:42 AM

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I think its amazing that almost every one of us is Left-leaning Libertarian. Why do you all think that is?





If your answer in any way involves singling others out personally- then do us all a favor and save it. It's not funny, it's not entertaining, and nobody thinks you're smarter for it.
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