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Fabrux
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You have a point there. I don't consider myself having changed either.

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Da_bang80
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I just redid the test again and I've moved quite a bit. It could be that margin of error you're talking about or it may just be that I'm not really steadfast in my political views.

Economic Left/Right: -3.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.90

It's interesting to look at the chart and see how we've all changed over the years.

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Jason Abbadon
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quote:
Originally posted by Not Invented Here:
New Scores:

Economic Left/Right: -6.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.28

I have become Gandhi. I will be off to buy my white robe tomorrow. Not convinced about the starving myself bit though.

I used to be right there with the 'G" Man but I decided that I like eating cows and that violence is generally okay in my book.
Maybe just violence to cows.

Now I wear black robes but still feel vaguely oppressed by the British government, for no reason I can discern.

I shave my head like Gandhi though- we'll call it an honorific for the sake of this conversation.

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Zefram
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Economic Left/Right: 6.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.33

Pretty much where I was last time. Any changes were fairly small.

Any ideas as to why so many Flarites are in the lower, left-hand quadrant and so few are in the upper, right-hand quadrant?

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Charles Capps
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Hmm, it's been a while...

Economic Left/Right: -3.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.56

That's around where I've been for a while, even though I know many of my answers have changed. The test has also changed, of course.
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Any ideas as to why so many Flarites are in the lower, left-hand quadrant and so few are in the upper, right-hand quadrant?
A general pattern I've noticed tends to place many fans of Trek and sci-fi in the liberal and libertarian area. Considering some of the core messages of TOS to begin with, that doesn't surprise me.
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Jason Abbadon
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I think that depends on the forum more than anything- the SSM crowd seems to hail from the center/right side of the board (if their politics and gun rights views are any indication).

I think the adverage age of the forum's members are a factor as well.

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The Ginger Beacon
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What is the average age? 30ish?

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TSN
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Around here? A little under that, I'd guess.
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Saltah'na
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I think I've become more to the economic right in the last few years. Recent events have led me to express no sympathy for the so-called "less fortunate". Especially when I see so few who are those downed by substantial bad luck. There is no bad luck, there are only bad decisions. And I certainly believe government or anyone should be responsible for anyone's bad decisions.

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Mars Needs Women
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Well my parents have been financially responsible for years, yet they're feeling the problems of the economy, with everything but their paychecks going up. So you say there's no bad luck, but bad decisions, yet they've never took out a loan for a house they couldn't afford. Hell they don't even own a house, but live in a rented apartment which they always pay for on time.
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Jason Abbadon
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That's an unfortunate situation but "bad luck", indeed "luck" in general refers more to some supernatural factor influencing your fate.


For example, someone may consider themselves very unlucky if they lost their job and their girlfriend dumped them for another guy while someone in a wheelchair might think of that person as extremely lucky to be in good health.
I know several guys with girlfriends, good jobs, loving relations and nice cars that complain to me about how things suck for them.

Life is what you make of it plus outside factors outside your control- the determination that one is "unlucky" will taint anything not directly controlled whereas feeliong "lucky" might lead to seeing adversity as challenge or oppourntunity to change for the better.

Also, beer is good.

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Mars Needs Women
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Indeed there is no luck in terms of the definition you provided, but when I meant luck in my post, I was really referring to the fact that some people will always find themselves at a disadvantage regardless of any choices they make due to social and institutional factors which are beyond their control. Basically what I'm saying is in these economic times, it sucks not to be rich. [Big Grin]
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WizArtist II
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I personally believe that life is a test of character. It's all about how you are going to react/respond to whatever situation occurs to you. You don't get to choose many of the variables of the test, but you DO get to choose how you solve for those items.

As Jason has stated, there are many people out there that are looking around to find why they are not happy despite the amount of 'toys' and good things in their lives while others consider it a good day because the sun shines on them or they can breathe better that day. The enemy of happiness is in comparing what you deem 'lacking' in your situation with the 'American Dream' that you see driving people into depression. Thank you ADVERTISING.

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Saltah'na
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quote:
Originally posted by Mars Needs Women:
Well my parents have been financially responsible for years, yet they're feeling the problems of the economy, with everything but their paychecks going up. So you say there's no bad luck, but bad decisions, yet they've never took out a loan for a house they couldn't afford. Hell they don't even own a house, but live in a rented apartment which they always pay for on time.

Time to get a new job. Like I am doing. And even if this new job goes belly up, I'm not about to blame the government for that turn of events.

Years ago, I lost my job due to a combination of office politics and nepotism. My ex-girlfriend of that time left me as a result, and I ended up working minimum wage at the local Staples. Sure, I blamed everything for what happened except myself. But as the years went by and I managed to climb out of that hole, I realized one thing: I was indeed at fault for putting myself in that situation for one reason: I ignored the signs that they were out to get rid of me. Had I have known, I would have either 1) leave no evidence for them to use against me if they wanted to fire me or 2) find a new job.

You know the saying "fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me"? Which is why I'm looking for a new job before they can push me out of my current one. At least I'm taking control of my own destiny, and if I fail, it's nobody's fault except my own. Those people who are in trouble in these economic times are in that position because they refuse to take control of their own lives and place that control squarely on others. That's socialism for you.

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Mars Needs Women
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Well I don't blame the gov for any problems I face and neither do my parents, and we'll all pull thru like we've done in previous bad situations. Cause one thing we don't do is give up, cause if we do then we don't have anyone to blame but ourselves. Once More Unto the Breach!!!
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