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  1. 30 May '10 21:50
    http://politicalcompass.org/

    Where do you stand politically?

    My scores:

    Economic Left/Right: -5.25
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.69

    Of the figures they list I was closest to Nelson Mandela
  2. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    30 May '10 21:58
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    http://politicalcompass.org/

    Where do you stand politically?

    My scores:

    Economic Left/Right: -5.25
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.69

    Of the figures they list I was closest to Nelson Mandela
    I'm the love child of Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama.
  3. 30 May '10 22:06 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    http://politicalcompass.org/

    Where do you stand politically?

    My scores:

    Economic Left/Right: -5.25
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.69

    Of the figures they list I was closest to Nelson Mandela
    Somewhat to the right of Genghis Khan.
  4. 30 May '10 22:17
    (-.7, -.2) on the X-Y axis, almost exactly dead center of the graph.
  5. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    30 May '10 22:38
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    (-.7, -.2) on the X-Y axis, almost exactly dead center of the graph.
    What did you shoot at it with?
  6. 30 May '10 22:44
    thequ1ck had a longish thread on this.
  7. 30 May '10 23:16
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    thequ1ck had a longish thread on this.
    Did they require the extended right-wing scale for you :p
  8. Standard member randolph
    the walrus
    31 May '10 00:15
    Economic Left/Right: -6.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.46
    Farther bottom-left than Gandhi OR the Dalai Lama. I win.
  9. 31 May '10 00:28
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    Did they require the extended right-wing scale for you :p
    No! i was a centrist!
  10. 31 May '10 00:38 / 1 edit
    well, i found two threads, neither of which is the largish thread where a lot of people posted their scores.

    thequ1ck's post at the end of the 3 thread points to a nonexisting file displaying various RHP regulars' position on the chart.

    Thread 115358

    Political Compass thread 2

    Thread 115485

    Political Compass thread 3
  11. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    31 May '10 01:59 / 1 edit
    The test doesn't work. I end up in quadrant 3 whenever I take it; not by much, but in quadrant 3.

    I'm a moderate, but I sure as heck am not well to the (-,-) side of Barack Obama.

    In comparing people to other people, such, it can work.

    But politicians don't take that test. Their methodology in assigning views to politicians on these question must be flawed.

    The most conservative person on this forum would probably be southwest of Obama in that test. It simply doesn't make sense.
  12. 31 May '10 02:16 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by sh76
    The test doesn't work. I end up in quadrant 3 whenever I take it; not by much, but in quadrant 3.

    I'm a moderate, but I sure as heck am not well to the (-,-) side of Barack Obama.

    In comparing people to other people, such, it can work.

    But politicians don't take that test. Their methodology in assigning views to politicians on these question must be fl ...[text shortened]... this forum would probably be southwest of Obama in that test. It simply doesn't make sense.
    Very true. I think that the test should be to determine, "Do I have a soul?"

    1. Do you have personal convictions?

    2. If so, would you stand upon those convictions even if it cost you personal harm?

    3. Do you have it within you not to sell out your own mother even if it meant making a great deal of money?

    4. Have you ever felt guilty?

    5. Are you able to open your mouth without lies coming out or have you ever been able to do so?

    If you answer no to all of the following, you have what it takes to be a politician. If not, kindly take a back seat to someone who can properly "represent" you.....assuming you have enough money to give them, of course, but I think that is only common sense.

    It appears the the age of innocence for USAP has but come to an end. :'(
  13. 31 May '10 03:01
    Originally posted by sh76
    The test doesn't work. I end up in quadrant 3 whenever I take it; not by much, but in quadrant 3.

    I'm a moderate, but I sure as heck am not well to the (-,-) side of Barack Obama.

    In comparing people to other people, such, it can work.

    But politicians don't take that test. Their methodology in assigning views to politicians on these question must be fl ...[text shortened]... this forum would probably be southwest of Obama in that test. It simply doesn't make sense.
    I agree. My score came up very close to the center, although I consider myself far right. I would guess this test was written by a liberal. Some of the questions were framed in such a way that seemed to me, from my perspective to almost be false dichotomies.
  14. 31 May '10 03:15
    Originally posted by sh76
    The test doesn't work. I end up in quadrant 3 whenever I take it; not by much, but in quadrant 3.

    I'm a moderate, but I sure as heck am not well to the (-,-) side of Barack Obama.

    In comparing people to other people, such, it can work.

    But politicians don't take that test. Their methodology in assigning views to politicians on these question must be fl ...[text shortened]... this forum would probably be southwest of Obama in that test. It simply doesn't make sense.
    There was no need for you to take the test. You're a RINO, I could have told you that!

  15. 31 May '10 03:16
    Originally posted by techsouth
    I agree. My score came up very close to the center, although I consider myself far right. I would guess this test was written by a liberal. Some of the questions were framed in such a way that seemed to me, from my perspective to almost be false dichotomies.
    They're part of the Liberal conspiracy.