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What is the CFI forums political philsophy?
Posted: 10 September 2008 08:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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danlhinz - 10 September 2008 07:00 PM

So far it looks like CFI would vote Nader smile

Not even to save MY life!

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Posted: 10 September 2008 08:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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danlhinz - 10 September 2008 07:00 PM

So far it looks like CFI would vote Nader smile

Not on your life!  I’m an Obama person.

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Posted: 10 September 2008 10:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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RuhiWarrior19 - 08 September 2008 08:03 AM

One this one I wrote “Mothers may have careers, but their first duty is to be homemakers.” agree, but I think it needs to be extended to fathers too. Parents may have careers, but their first duty is to be homemakers.

Mothers may have careers, but their first duty is to be homemakers.

I had a similar ‘issue’ with that question too ~ but for me, it was as much about the word ‘homemaker’ as it was about the mother/father discrepancy.  To me, ‘homemaker’ suggests cleaning, cooking etc. as well as parenting.  Now, if the question had been:  “Mothers may have careers, but their first duty is to be a PARENT”, I might have checked ‘agree’.......but as it was, I couldn’t.

Oh, and here are my results (geez, im almost in the exact same place as as the group consensus ‘CFI’ marker is :( I wanted to affect the graph somehow, damnit!:)


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Posted: 11 September 2008 04:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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Since the poll doesn’t test for practicality or psychiatric adjustment, it misses the reason we wouldn’t vote for Nader.  While I agree with a fair amount of his positions, I recognize a) he has no chance of winning, b) he has some really bizarre positions, and the most important, c) he’s a nut.

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Posted: 11 September 2008 05:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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Occam - 11 September 2008 04:51 PM

c) he’s a nut.

But he seems to have neighbors…

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Posted: 11 September 2008 05:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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Jackson - 11 September 2008 05:14 PM
Occam - 11 September 2008 04:51 PM

c) he’s a nut.

But he seems to have neighbors…

Would that be us? LOL

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Posted: 11 September 2008 05:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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asanta - 11 September 2008 05:22 PM
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Occam - 11 September 2008 04:51 PM

c) he’s a nut.

But he seems to have neighbors…

Would that be us? LOL

I meant it’s lonely over here in the Gamma Quadrant…

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Posted: 11 September 2008 05:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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Oh that’s right, Jackson - you were a bit to the right on the graph, weren’t you?  wink

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Posted: 11 September 2008 05:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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Jackson - 11 September 2008 05:24 PM

I meant it’s lonely over here in the Gamma Quadrant…

Wow, how did you get way over there? You do seem quite alone! Nevertheless we still love ya!

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Posted: 12 September 2008 04:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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The Nader thing was sarcasm but even the small number of people who took the test no one was close to any candidate that had any chance of winning.

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Posted: 12 September 2008 04:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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danlhinz - 12 September 2008 04:02 PM

The Nader thing was sarcasm but even the small number of people who took the test no one was close to any candidate that had any chance of winning.

yeah— something looks odd when the candidates are way over there…

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Posted: 12 September 2008 06:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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I believe the majority of the country would be in the center or upper right quadrant, so the candidates who have any hope of success have to mirror those values.  Unfortunately, those of us in the lower left quadrant just have to choose those candidates who have the lowest coefficients even though they are fairly far from us.

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Posted: 12 September 2008 06:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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Perhaps we need to start a new political party with a twist. We being those of us who share this similar pattern of thinking. No real surprise that almost all of us are in the lower left quardrant. There is a lot of money that seems to be invested in opposing traditional views. It seems to me that rather than doing this it might be a good idea to simply build a community with these views and integrate modern technology yet make laws that prohibit certain authoritarian people from taking over. It’s probably possible, but a lot of paper work would be involved.

I’ve been thinking about this for a few years in detail but only recently want to take action due to the overwhelming stupidity of the majority I see. Not that I believe it is their fault, but still. Doesn’t anyone else’s blood boil enough to want to try something new rather than just bite the bit?

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Posted: 12 September 2008 06:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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I don’t think it’s practical to start communes.  It was tried in the sixties and wasn’t successful.  Rather, I think we need to work for small changes such as blocking gerrymandering, changing the voting system to allow the “instant run-off” style so each person ranks the candidates according to his/her preference.  This last would allow people to vote first for the minor party candidate without throwing their vote away, and would show the real feelings of the electorate.  Another reform would be to have public funding of elections.

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Posted: 12 September 2008 07:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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We have so much fighting in our condominium association - I can’t imagine living in a commune - it could be worse! Although I suppose if we were all doped up like the hippie days, everyone would get along fantastically.

If only I could bake some “special brownies” to hand out at the next association meeting. LOL

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