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Re: Politics
« Reply #5700 on: April 30, 2017, 05:59:27 am »
I use a simple binary system. Ether you with me then you right. Or your against me and then your wrong.
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« Reply #5701 on: April 30, 2017, 08:56:48 am »
I use a simple binary system. Ether you with me then you right. Or your against me and then your wrong.


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« Reply #5702 on: April 30, 2017, 10:12:01 am »
I'm actually smack dab between Big Lebowski and Galactic Government so that Politi-Web is actually functional to describe my beliefs

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Re: Politics
« Reply #5703 on: April 30, 2017, 06:16:51 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsTlOm1iknc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsTlOm1iknc</a>

Mildly interesting video. I'm more interested in hearing thoughts on the idea that the "okay" gesture is racist. Do any of you buy this? Or know people that do?

Thankfully I've only seen this online, but I'm waiting for someone to say something out in the wild. It all seems kind of absurd to me. And I'm gonna have to tell Wanya at work that he's a bleeding racist that hates his own people. :U

Moreover though, sometimes I feel like I'm in 1984 with the way certain people on the various ends of the spectrum are just deciding what words mean whenever they feel like it/it suits their narrative. At this rate, the thumbs up will be synonymous with "sieg heil" by Christmas.

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« Reply #5704 on: April 30, 2017, 06:38:14 pm »
OK I have not watch the video (yet) but I will give you a quick reply. Even the "Hitler Salute" is not racist depending on the context. People do not have a monopoly on defining the meaning of words. And what is OK in one situation might be bad form in a other. As always is about paying respects and trying to learn local customs. And western cultures are far from cultures full of taboos. But yeah it seems like some want to make it such just because I do not know.

Well do not let people appropriate part of you culture I say. So your a American so you two have a say what goes in to American culture. It is not up to a small minority to decide this. There are no handbook on this. Just one guideline. Be respectful. Or as some put it. Don't be a dick. And this is why I actually dislike both camps of all this SJW crap. There both trying to be dick's towards each other.
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« Reply #5705 on: April 30, 2017, 07:39:18 pm »
Yeah that seems pretty reasonable to me.

As a sidenote, I used that video mainly for the thumbnail since it shows what I'm talking about. You can watch about 30 seconds of it and get the general idea before the mean stuff starts occuring.

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Re: Politics
« Reply #5706 on: April 30, 2017, 09:06:07 pm »
Hey you guys like political alignment quizzes, right?

Here, this is the hot new quiz right now: https://8values.github.io/

70 questions, agree/disagree format.


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Okay here are my results:

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Re: Politics
« Reply #5707 on: April 30, 2017, 10:28:28 pm »
You on-the-fence-about-globalism communist hippie.

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Re: Politics
« Reply #5708 on: April 30, 2017, 10:46:39 pm »


Well, I wouldn't say I'm surprised.

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Re: Politics
« Reply #5709 on: May 01, 2017, 02:25:09 am »
I'm just gonna say that looks like what I'd get and save the time.

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« Reply #5710 on: May 01, 2017, 02:34:11 am »
I got pats with about 10% less nationalism
No, no, he did. In the everything else section, at least. Officially, this makes him king.

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Re: Politics
« Reply #5711 on: May 01, 2017, 06:30:01 am »


so i'm you guys but slightly more american

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Re: Politics
« Reply #5712 on: May 01, 2017, 07:04:54 am »


Ovi and Slinky confirmed as megahippies.

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Though as usual the questions are very open to interpretation. ("The freer the markets the freer the people". Yeah, ok >_>)

Also to give an example of how potential murkiness can slip in. On the tradition/progress axis you have questions like "immigrants should be required to assimilate to our culture". On the face of it the "progressive" answer is to say no, how dare you force people to give up their culture. But then what if those immigrants happen to come from some sort hypothetical scifi society of patriarchal religious fundamentalists who force women to live in bags and cut the clitoris off young girls? Not insisting that they adopt western values would actually be counter-progressive. If such a ridiculous thing could happen in real life, which obviously it can't. ¬___________¬
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Re: Politics
« Reply #5713 on: May 01, 2017, 07:27:10 am »
Does this mean I am what is known as a "cuck"?

But really though, all our results seem (for the most part) remarkably similar. And yeah, some of those questions were a bit silly. Maybe they shouldn't phrase political quiz questions in the exact wording of well known Marxist quotes?


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« Reply #5714 on: May 01, 2017, 07:55:09 am »
But really though, all our results seem (for the most part) remarkably similar. And yeah, some of those questions were a bit silly. Maybe they shouldn't phrase political quiz questions in the exact wording of well known Marxist quotes?

Yeah or Reagan era free market dogma. Oh well, they try.
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