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Re: NIMBUS FOR MAYOR !!!

by Bill Veneman » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:13 pm

My dear friends....I will put it in plain and simple American English.....To Hell with the right and left.....Look at the person, and what he/she has to say. If you agree, you've found a like soul. If you disagree, you are geared for a good debate.

So far, Numbus is the only candiate that I've not heard use the typical retoric that is always flying around during election queries. He's forthright, well spoken, and has a sense of humor.

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Re: NIMBUS FOR MAYOR !!!

by Robin Garr » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:17 pm

Paul Mick wrote:Libertarians are conservative (politically right) on social issues but liberal (political left) on social issues. We pick the best of both worlds, and pretty much just want the government to leave us alone.

Paul, I've always argued that libertarians are just conservatives who want to smoke pot and look at porn. :D

Hey, more seriously, have you ever taken the Political Compass test? It's an intriguing concept that expands the too-simple left-right, blue-red, liberal-conservative dichotomy into an X-Y axis, with liberal and conservative on the horizontal axis, authoritarian and libertarian on the vertical axis.

The test is relatively simplistic - and somewhat British-accented - but it's still fascinating, and it very much holds that it's possible to be a liberal libertarian. In fact, I qualify as one, pretty far out on both axes:

http://www.politicalcompass.org

Give it a try, although we probably ought to break this out as a separate thread.
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Re: NIMBUS FOR MAYOR !!!

by Brad Keeton » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:16 am

Paul Mick wrote: Libertarians are conservative (politically right) on social issues but liberal (political left) on social issues.


So, both conservative and liberal on social issues? Would you say you're straddling the fence? :twisted:
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Re: NIMBUS FOR MAYOR !!!

by Bill Veneman » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:31 am

Brad Keeton wrote:
Paul Mick wrote: Libertarians are conservative (politically right) on social issues but liberal (political left) on social issues.


So, both conservative and liberal on social issues? Would you say you're straddling the fence? :twisted:


Not so much straddling the fence, but the ability to look at both sides of an issue with an open mind. :wink:
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Re: NIMBUS FOR MAYOR !!!

by Leah S » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:54 am

Robin, That Policical compass survey was tres interesting! I came out slightly left and even less slightly libertarian. I seem to be hovering around the middle. It just all depends . . . :)
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Re: NIMBUS FOR MAYOR !!!

by Mark Head » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:59 am

Robin Garr wrote:
Paul Mick wrote:Libertarians are conservative (politically right) on social issues but liberal (political left) on social issues. We pick the best of both worlds, and pretty much just want the government to leave us alone.

Paul, I've always argued that libertarians are just conservatives who want to smoke pot and look at porn. :D


Wow...my whole political philosophy summed up in one concise statement. :shock:
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Re: NIMBUS FOR MAYOR !!!

by Carla G » Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:06 am

Robin Garr wrote:Paul, I've always argued that libertarians are just conservatives who want to smoke pot and look at porn.


Funniest definition of ANYTHING ever! ROTFLMAO! :D :D :D :D
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Re: NIMBUS FOR MAYOR !!!

by Matthew D » Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:46 am

Robin Garr wrote:http://www.politicalcompass.org

Give it a try, although we probably ought to break this out as a separate thread.


My results returned an error message. It read: "Our charts do not go far enough left to account for your answers."
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Re: NIMBUS FOR MAYOR !!!

by Brad Keeton » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:41 am

Bill Veneman wrote:
Brad Keeton wrote:
Paul Mick wrote: Libertarians are conservative (politically right) on social issues but liberal (political left) on social issues.


So, both conservative and liberal on social issues? Would you say you're straddling the fence? :twisted:


Not so much straddling the fence, but the ability to look at both sides of an issue with an open mind. :wink:


It was a joke, i.e., Paul stated that libertarains are both conservative and liberal on social issues. I assume it was a typo.
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Re: NIMBUS FOR MAYOR !!!

by Bill Veneman » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:28 pm

Matthew D wrote:
Robin Garr wrote:http://www.politicalcompass.org

Give it a try, although we probably ought to break this out as a separate thread.


My results returned an error message. It read: "Our charts do not go far enough left to account for your answers."


Matthew, that too funny

Mine were just a shade off dead center, which I'm rather proud of
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Re: NIMBUS FOR MAYOR !!!

by Nimbus Couzin » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:13 pm

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I'm in Gandhi's quadrant, just more extreme....

It pegs me as a leftist libertarian. Which does help explain how I once dated a libertarian. But I'm sure she was more to the right, which was a problem.
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Re: NIMBUS FOR MAYOR !!!

by Charles W. » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:28 pm

I'm less like Gandhi than Nimbus:

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Re: NIMBUS FOR MAYOR !!!

by Kyle L » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:58 pm

Economic Left/Right: -3.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.33

Mine was couple points to the right of Charles.
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Re: NIMBUS FOR MAYOR !!!

by Wes P » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:07 pm

I hit on the first line of blue, 2 1/2 squares right of center.
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Re: NIMBUS FOR MAYOR !!!

by Brad Keeton » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:23 pm

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Seems about right for me. . .
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