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    Thumbs down Re: The Political Compass

    I found the test too simplistic...that is, no means to qualify one's Selection, no shades of grey, as in real life.

    For example, I am dead-set against abortion, but would not overturn Roe v Wade, because of the fear of a greater evil -"wire coat-hanger" butchery.

    Another example: I am for the death penalty, but wouldn't vote for it, because of the possibility of a greater injustice - execution of an innocent man/woman.
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    Re: The Political Compass

    Generally, I agree. But, that's the way all these tests work out to be. They kind of have to in order to work right.

    Actually though, which test did you use? The Political Compass, or the one that bingle posted?
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    Question Re: The Political Compass

    Quote Originally Posted by ohms_law View Post
    Generally, I agree. But, that's the way all these tests work out to be. They kind of have to in order to work right.

    Actually though, which test did you use? The Political Compass, or the one that bingle posted?
    The Political Compass...tho, I will try Bingle's...

    http://www.theadvocates.org/quizp/quiz.php

    Strange...I clicked on the link that Bingle supplied, as well as the one in this post, and in each case came up with Bingle's completed chart...nowhere could I find a place to click on, so that I could fill in my own...?
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    Re: The Political Compass

    I tried Bingles and came up with this
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    Re: The Political Compass

    I retook the one Ohms linked and came up with the same results.

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    Re: The Political Compass

    Quote Originally Posted by Rongar View Post
    The Political Compass...tho, I will try Bingle's...
    Well, that's what I was getting at about using the "Strongly" option in my original post.
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    Re: The Political Compass

    Quote Originally Posted by Rongar View Post
    The Political Compass...tho, I will try Bingle's...

    http://www.theadvocates.org/quizp/quiz.php

    Strange...I clicked on the link that Bingle supplied, as well as the one in this post, and in each case came up with Bingle's completed chart...nowhere could I find a place to click on, so that I could fill in my own...?
    Weird... here is the correct link.

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    Re: The Political Compass

    Very interesting. I re-took it today and scored just about the same. Last night, it was just a half-square more to the lower right.

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    Re: The Political Compass

    Closer to my score.
    I'm influencing you. Hehe
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    Re: The Political Compass

    Here's mine...kind of surprised I was that far left....
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    Re: The Political Compass

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    Re: The Political Compass

    Here's mine - not too surprised.
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    Re: The Political Compass

    Fertile grounds for oriole^, here...
    Pun completely intended, of course.
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    Re: The Political Compass

    Mine:
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    Re: The Political Compass

    ack!

    You insist that there is something a machine cannot do. If you will tell me precisely what it is that a machine cannot do, then I can always make a machine which will do just that! -J. von Neumann

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