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Would you say you are?

Socialist / Communist
 2 (2.6%)
Far Left
 14 (18.4%)
Liberal
 28 (36.8%)
Moderate
 11 (14.5%)
Conservative
 14 (18.4%)
Far Right
 3 (3.9%)
Fascist
 0 (0%)
Other
 4 (5.3%)

Total Members Voted: 52

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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2004, 11:58:09 PM »
I think another reason that these corporations want to move overseas is because of the Democrats that keep wanting to tax them.

Well the company I work for deals directly with these corporations that are moving overseas.  Maybe you have heard of it.  It's name is General Motors.  GM.  What we do is design stuff for the assembably lines.  We designed a device that puts on the Onstar antennas.  On the Chevy Venture vans we designed a device to put on the WB emblem on the back.  Also we designed the mounting bracket for the Dvd system in it.

We almost lost them because of Taxes the Democrats were trying to put on them.  And because the Union workers wanted to strike for better money.  (Note they make starting out like $22.  With overtime they sometimes come out to $50 an hour.  To do bull easy ass work.  That my job has to make even easier and safer for them.)  So in retalliation GM threatened to close the plant.  Then the workers went back to work and the Democrats started to kiss Ass and they remained open.  Saving 10s of thousands of jobs.

We lost a huge Chrysler plant down in Savannah, Georgia.  Which would of caused thousands of jobs to be created.  But the Democratic Governer at the time.  Roy Barnes.  Tried to make some huge tax thing on them.  Now this plant was already built.  Multi Million dollar plant.  And now it sits empty.  Chrysler Backed out.  Because of a Governer who thought he could squeeze out some extra pennies.

Also we are going to a Global economy.  It's coming.  So either we can embrace it or try to hold out while the rest of the world gets with it.  And it's creating Jobs for people in less fortunate countries who didn't have one before.  They may make $3 an hour but to them that is a good paying job.  And it takes no American Skill to work at a plant.  My job is to design stuff so that the workers don't have to think.

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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #41 on: June 29, 2004, 06:16:35 AM »
I don't know any deomcracies that don't have a whole lotta socialism mixed in.

No bush.

Crippling fines to polluters.

Would like to rejoin the kyoto protocol.

We should publically behead ceos that steal and squander tens of thousands of employee's pention funds for which they worked daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and for their whole damn lifes for.  Think that kind of thievery does more harm to America than flying jets into buildings (even the tall ones and the strangely shaped ones).  Capital punishment should be reserved for those types of crimes, I'm sure it would have a detterent effect.

Should draw and quarter ceos and politians that game in public utilities where all of the huge profit comes directly out of education budgets.

Abortion after the first term, you gotta know it's murder.  Not that I have a problem with that.  Though for christ's sake, why wouldn't you just sell the baby, big money, and you don't have to kill someone.  Seems like a no brainer.

Money is energy, and the rules of thermodynamics rule energy and therefore money.  Jobs are going to go overseas.  And jobs should go overseas.

That doesn't mean that the ceo and the board, and a few big time holders should reap all of the rewards.  Think that extra profit (which they've been getting) should go to education.

Pretty much think education is the silver bullet for almost all of America's truly f'ed up problems.

Don't think you should have to pledge allegiance to the flag or a god you don't believe in.  Great thing about this country  is/was you didn't need to act like a nazi to be loyal to this great nation.  God entered into the pledge when?  Didn't George Washington write the pledge of allegiance?

Frankly can't even conceive of a reason why Gay's shouldn't marry.  Just doesn't make sense to me.  So f'ing arbitrary.  Wait, why did black people have to sit in the back of the bus.  Why did they have to use a different water fountain?  Was no f'ing reason.  And there is no f'ing reason why people with the same bits of flesh between their legs shouldn't be able to get married, and yes adopt a baby.

I know bush's war was a hoax, I know the world is more dangereous because of that little prick, and I know that we just proved that all nations (even the great ones) need to be balanced militarily.

I'm for affirmative action if it starts in kindergarten.

I hate cops. Only person that pointed a gun at my head was a cop. (though a farmer did take a pot shot at me across his field once). Only time I was jumped was by a bunch of cops (keystone cops really).  Had a dude break into my building, and tried to break into my studio, while I was sleeping, guy had a 12 inch knife that was downright dirty.

(as I was standing there, naked, with my little knife, dude was standing there with his big knife [yes he was black, I'm white, please read mildly amusing metaphore here] all I could think was that I didn't want to be stabbed with that dirty, nasty, stained knife, stab me with a clean knife, okay, but not that thing.)

anyhow, dude left, but came back.  I called the cops and they showed up 45 minutes later.  For reals, 45 minutes.  I know we have systemic problems with the police, I know their budget is being cut to fund white collar crime and what not, but the police officers were in no rush to get to me, and were entirely board with the whole situation (one dude had crumbs in the corner of his mouth).  F'ing cops.

I don't like paying for other people's lazyness, and I don't like giving away a huge chunk of my paycheck every year.

But I most vehemently don't think that our ONLY TWO CHOICES should be marginally lower taxes (or at least some dumb ass saying that often enough that people think they're payin less taxes) or a healthy society.

Okay, lost it at the end there.

Thats where I am politically.

it's coming...

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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2004, 05:49:38 PM »
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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #43 on: September 14, 2004, 08:05:44 PM »
I dislike both parties.


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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2004, 09:58:50 PM »
This thread motivates people to post long messages

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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #45 on: September 14, 2004, 09:59:06 PM »
but not me

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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #46 on: September 15, 2004, 01:00:44 AM »
the simpler, the better.


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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #47 on: September 15, 2004, 01:08:14 PM »
I'm the founder of the ZAP school of political theory, which is a strange hybrid mix of ideas espoused by different people through time.

Which means I'm a moderate.

ZAP

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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #48 on: September 15, 2004, 01:25:26 PM »

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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #49 on: September 15, 2004, 01:37:10 PM »