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#21 Josh

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Posted 02 June 2003 - 12:26 PM

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Hey, I work in Hollywood, where the artists ARE businessmen and women.  Do you know how much worse the US trade deficit would be without the entertainment industry?

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I know. To an extent, the question is fundamentally flawed in that there are more shades of gray then allowed in a poll setting.
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#22 CJ AEGIS

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Posted 02 June 2003 - 12:52 PM

Josh, on Jun 2 2003, 01:30 AM, said:

I know. To an extent, the question is fundamentally flawed in that there are more shades of gray then allowed in a poll setting.
They do need a neutral option for these questions.  They don't seem to cover defense issues much either.
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#23 Delvo

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Posted 02 June 2003 - 01:28 PM

On the visible bit at the top of the first page alone, I already see two questions that are invalid as presented. The choice between something benefitting "transnational corporations" or "humanity" is a (false) dichotomy that is only believed in by those of a certain political persuasion, which makes the question unanswerable to those who think otherwise. Thus, ANY answer will make the answeror appear to be of that political persuasion, whether (s)he is or not... it's sort of like dignifying "Are you still beating your wife" with an answer when you know that either answer involves admitting that you ever HAVE beaten your wife.

And then the fourth question tries to force the test taker to state an agreement or disagreement with a statement that, lacking qualifications, has to be absolute in its meaning. In other words, it's true all the time or never. Where's the "Sometimes"? Where are the conditions built into the question for making a more situation-dependent judgement?

I'm not looking forward to any real insights from the rest of this test, if this is what I get before even scrolling downward on the first page...

#24 Rov Judicata

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Posted 02 June 2003 - 02:00 PM

Delvo is right.

That being said:

Economic Left/Right: 3.62
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -2.92
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#25 DWF

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Posted 02 June 2003 - 02:03 PM

Well, no online test is going to be all that accurate, and if the person taken the test is smart enough, they can alter the outcome, to say what they want. :wacko:
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#26 Bossy

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Posted 02 June 2003 - 02:26 PM

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 2.12
Authoritarian/Libertarian: 1.13

I think this is pretty similar to the results that I got last time, and I think that its pretty accurate.


#27 UoR11

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Posted 02 June 2003 - 02:44 PM

Economic Left/Right: 7.50
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -3.03
I'm vaugely near Milton Freidman, which is fairly accurate, though I'm more libertarian than him, and no one else is listed in the whole quadrent.
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#28 EvilTree

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Posted 02 June 2003 - 03:50 PM

Economic Left/Right: -0.75
Authoritarian/Libertarian: 0.62

Hmmm... Still a centrist but I used to be more economic right than left. I guess my views have changed a bit.
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#29 Kosh

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Posted 02 June 2003 - 11:04 PM

Economic Left/Right: 0.12
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -2.21
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#30 Rhea

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 01:41 AM

Economic Left/Right: -3.12
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -3.90

I suppose being right in there with Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama can't be all bad. ;)

And this question had me scratching my head:

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The growing fusion between information and entertainment is a worrying contribution to the public's shrinking attention span.

All right, then. I get what they're after, but honestly.....:p :p Anybody want to go for an even MORE pretentious and obscure wording?? :D

Edited by Rhea, 03 June 2003 - 01:45 AM.

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#31 Bossy

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 02:28 AM

Rhea, on Jun 2 2003, 09:45 AM, said:

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The growing fusion between information and entertainment is a worrying contribution to the public's shrinking attention span.

All right, then. I get what they're after, but honestly.....:p :p Anybody want to go for an even MORE pretentious and obscure wording?? :D
LOL!  :lol:

Nah, I think they nailed pretntious and obscure on the first shot.  :p


#32 Rhea

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 02:35 AM

Ok, so they win an award for Elegant Obfuscation. :D :D
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#33 Bossy

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 02:36 AM

LOL  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

#34 aphrael

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 02:46 AM

Here are my results

Economic Left/Right: -5.75
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -5.08

:yin-yang:

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#35 AnneZo

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 07:29 AM

Economic Left/Right: -4.00
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -5.03

That explains a lot. :)

#36 AnneZo

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 07:30 AM

Una Salus Lillius, on Jun 1 2003, 10:43 PM, said:

Economic Left/Right: -5.00
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -2.87


I haven't a clue what this means but it's got me roughly in the same place on the graph as Ghandi, which ain't bad.:)
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#37 Kevin Street

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 08:27 AM

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Economic Left/Right: -2.75
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -3.33

But that result depends heavily upon the questions they asked.

Still, it's not a bad place to be. A little more lefty/libertarian than Chretien, but that's not too surprising. ;)
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#38 Shadow

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Posted 09 June 2003 - 12:42 PM

Economic Left/Right: -5.12
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -6.87

Taken it about 5 times before and always got the same answer.
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#39 Ogami

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Posted 09 June 2003 - 01:24 PM

I got a score of, well I didn't finish. 6 pages is too long.

There is at least one premise I take issue with, such as "Our race has many superior qualities."

I strongly agree with this statement. After all, there is only one race, homo sapiens. Perhaps they meant to say ethnic group.

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#40 TravelerOfTheWays

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Posted 09 June 2003 - 02:51 PM

Very interesting, but I do wish there'd been some neutral options--some I geniunely care very little about and there were a couple I frankly did not understand.  I ended up Right Libertarian, which is very odd, because I know myself to be a Libertarian sprinkled with liberal tendencies.
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