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Old 01-13-2008, 12:42 PM   #91
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Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.05

LOL - that test is really forked up.
There are many questions that were so poorly written, it is impossible to get anything out of it.
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:37 PM   #92
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Think I might wanna join the Columbian rebels.
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:38 PM   #93
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Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.18
Exact same.
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:06 AM   #94
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I'm by Pope Benedict XVI and Mamoud Abbas

I have some issues with some questions, as I know others have... Ok, "I'd always support my country, whether it was right or wrong." Define support... and how wrong? Ok, if were talking holocaust wrong, I'd doing something against my country. If were talking Iraq War, I'm not going to flee to Canada and stop paying taxes, but I'm going to voice my opposition. But is paying taxes still supporting?
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:09 AM   #95
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I'm assuming voice support.
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:22 PM   #96
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I find it amusing that on the graph us leftist libertarians aren't pinkos, we're greenos.

BTW, I find it interesting that Clodfobble is moving left-downwards at a (45?) degree angle on the chart while Lookout is moving right-upwards at a similar angle.

I'll leave it to the pundits to decide who's evolving and who's devolving.
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:05 PM   #97
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:35 PM   #98
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BTW, I find it interesting that Clodfobble is moving left-downwards at a (45?) degree angle on the chart while Lookout is moving right-upwards at a similar angle.
I found that pretty funny as well, considering that my political outlook has really mellowed a lot since the last time I took the quiz. My guess is the phrasing plays with my score a bit.
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:45 PM   #99
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The thing to remember is that the middle 36 blocks (9 per color) are probably not that far off from each other in beliefs. I also suspect that other variables were used to put famous people and politico's in their own little spot.
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:04 PM   #100
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January 2008:

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Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.49

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Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.23

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Economic Left/Right: -4.38
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:25 PM   #101
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:30 AM   #102
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The thing to remember is that the middle 36 blocks (9 per color) are probably not that far off from each other in beliefs. I also suspect that other variables were used to put famous people and politico's in their own little spot.
I'm not to sure about that. Ron Paul is only 1 square down and 3 to the right of Hillary. Maybe the middle 4 or 16, but I think people at opposite ends of a 6-block difference would have dramatically different views.

That being said, the differences matter more if one or both of the parties are authoritarian. Stalin and Hitler did not make good neighbors. Adam Smith and Ghandi would probably have done well, mostly because they would not have been busy trying to impose ideas on each other.

Wolf, Bullitt, and Aimee are the only Cellarites who scored higher than 1.0 on the authoritarian scale. I wonder if a person's job has any relationship to score, either as cause or effect?
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:38 AM   #103
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You have to admit the questions were written towards the extreme of positions. Yes or no, 1's and 0's. I really do not think it is highly accurate.
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:44 AM   #104
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You have to admit the questions were written towards the extreme of positions. Yes or no, 1's and 0's. I really do not think it is highly accurate.
That's why most personality tests are over 100 questions. Those 1's and 0's can add up to a good representation, the same way the more 1's and 0's, the more detailed the resolution in an image file.

Look at some of the sample personality tests in the link I provided. Most of them have more questions than Political Compass.

Still, it does provide enough for a rough mapping.
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:06 PM   #105
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Has anyone taken the Political Compass history exam (Iconochasms). I scored 25 out of 48.

To paraphrase GWB "History is hard!"
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