Zappa.com

The Official Frank Zappa Messageboards
It is currently Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:42 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 82 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:03 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2003 2:41 pm
Posts: 14810
Image

Here's mine. I just selected the dumbest answer. So I guess I'd be just the opposite.

_________________
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:36 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:19 am
Posts: 4726
Location: in deepest, darkest Germany
I wonder how you get into the purple box, as nobody seems to be there at all?

_________________
"I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:08 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 3:03 pm
Posts: 5908
Location: Pouting for you? Punky Meadows, pouting for you?!!
Caputh wrote:
I wonder how you get into the purple box, as nobody seems to be there at all?
I think Call explained that pretty clearly. He got there by choosing the dumbest answers.

_________________
The way I see it Barry, this should be a very dynamite show.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:20 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2003 2:41 pm
Posts: 14810
polydigm wrote:
Caputh wrote:
I wonder how you get into the purple box, as nobody seems to be there at all?
I think Call explained that pretty clearly. He got there by choosing the dumbest answers.


I'm not in the purple box.

_________________
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:21 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:48 pm
Posts: 19330
Location: Somewhere in time
The Political Compass
Economic Left/Right: -5.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.72

I had trouble with posting the image but I landed on the grid in nearly the identical location as Caputh...lol

I found that several of the questions had a grey area and could have been answered "sometimes" or something like that, the upside it caused some deep consideration before answering.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:30 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 3:03 pm
Posts: 5908
Location: Pouting for you? Punky Meadows, pouting for you?!!
calvin2hikers wrote:
polydigm wrote:
Caputh wrote:
I wonder how you get into the purple box, as nobody seems to be there at all?
I think Call explained that pretty clearly. He got there by choosing the dumbest answers.
I'm not in the purple box.
Doh!! I rushed into that one too hastily. Yes, I got my wires crossed there. I thought at first Caputh was wondering how you got where you were, which you did explain quite amusingly.

As to Caputh's point, yes indeed, an extreme right wing Libertarian would probably only be found in the deepest regions of a mental institution. So, there's a challenge: design a set of responses to get you on the bottom right hand corner of the purple box. Probably, the most insane answers as opposed to the dumbest.

_________________
The way I see it Barry, this should be a very dynamite show.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:52 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:19 am
Posts: 4726
Location: in deepest, darkest Germany
I bet Glenn Beck could get there quite easily, especially as he has recently taken to comparing himself with God.
Then he could change the name of his show to: "Glenn Beck in.... the Purple Box."

_________________
"I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly."


Last edited by Caputh on Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:54 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:54 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:48 pm
Posts: 19330
Location: Somewhere in time
Caputh wrote:
I bet Glenn Beck could get there quite easily, especially as he has recently taken to comparing himself with God.



LOL...I was thinking him or Palin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:56 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:19 am
Posts: 4726
Location: in deepest, darkest Germany
According the site, Palin lands up in the blue box, almost exactly next to Cal. Probably because she's never talked to Penn Jillette.

_________________
"I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:59 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:48 pm
Posts: 19330
Location: Somewhere in time
Caputh wrote:
According the site, Palin lands up in the blue box, almost exactly next to Cal. Probably because she's never talked to Penn Jillette.



She needs to retake the test because she has moved more closely to beck than is comfortable in the last month or two, she is evolving like a nasty virus.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:23 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:19 am
Posts: 5288
Location: CT coast, USA
Where's Trypmyster, Pedro, an' the Kaptn'? :lol:

_________________
Lesser-evilism is war.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:22 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:24 am
Posts: 1657
Location: The Dangerous Kitchener
I tried giving what I considered pretty much the worst answers to each question and this is the furthest I could throw the little red ball into enemy territory. Gotta work that pitching arm...
Image

_________________
When the going gets weird the weird turn pro - HST

Miasma!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 01, 2002 7:21 am
Posts: 1690
Location: SLS
Well , Baddy , since you asked.... I took the test twice actually ... once this morning , and , once tonight after thinking a few things through .

Some of the question are very leading , and could come up with multiple answers , given the options , and how much thought was given to each question .

Anyway , the 1st is this AM , second is PM...glad you asked ! :)



Image

Image

_________________
http://www.ssimfg.com/index.html


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:07 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:19 am
Posts: 5288
Location: CT coast, USA
Hey Pedro...I think you're the first one to break into The Neutral Zone!

Image

_________________
Lesser-evilism is war.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:48 pm
Posts: 19330
Location: Somewhere in time
baddy wrote:
Hey Pedro...I think you're the first one to break into The Neutral Zone!

Image





I thought this was Sabrecrapairy's test results... :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:37 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:56 pm
Posts: 4716
Sam I Am wrote:
I tried giving what I considered pretty much the worst answers to each question and this is the furthest I could throw the little red ball into enemy territory. Gotta work that pitching arm...
Image


You gotta think irrational like palin to toss it really far.
http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=7.75&soc=8.62

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:31 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:46 am
Posts: 120
I'm down in the green box, near Mr GG.

I'm inclined to think that this assessment must be a bit bogus-Apart from having a passing fondness for FZ what do we all have in common (maybe lots...?) but by and large we are all varying shades of green. It doesn't seem very discriminating.
Glad to be part of the herd though. Maybe I fit in here.

_________________
Guy Cool


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:43 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:19 am
Posts: 5288
Location: CT coast, USA
Guy Cool wrote:
I'm down in the green box, near Mr GG.

I'm inclined to think that this assessment must be a bit bogus-Apart from having a passing fondness for FZ what do we all have in common (maybe lots...?) but by and large we are all varying shades of green. It doesn't seem very discriminating.
Glad to be part of the herd though. Maybe I fit in here.
You've come home to your Mothers :lol:

_________________
Lesser-evilism is war.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:15 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:19 am
Posts: 4726
Location: in deepest, darkest Germany
I pretended to be Glenn Beck and managed to get into the purple box; had to cheat a bit on the religious questions though:
Attachment:
pcgraphpng.png

_________________
"I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:19 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:32 am
Posts: 1547
It would have me knock off my rocker if one person even merely wanted another, more outlandish, unknown place in that cosmos. Knowing this I tried having a good time and changed the chart a bit. Believe it, i'm all for freedom. But it should be a well-thought of, experienced one. What's more is to know about the traits of other to better show those what is so wrong that it's not on any radar. There is a few knowledge everybody must be aware of.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:49 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:32 am
Posts: 1547
the attitude of mine, apprentice magician:

Image


here is the Kapm:

Image


the Plook:

Image


and Mr. Grin who could escape the first attack from the Klingon girls.

Image



..may I ask for help of how is one to climb down that lively bonsai?..

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:28 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:56 pm
Posts: 4716
You don't see much in the purple or red. what way of thinking is that?

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:42 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:48 pm
Posts: 19330
Location: Somewhere in time
Huck_Phlem wrote:
You don't see much in the purple or red. what way of thinking is that?



Sabrecrapairy has his own graph in shades of brown for either right or left leanning shit or crap... :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:33 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:56 pm
Posts: 4716
LMAO! :mrgreen:

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Compass
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:53 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 3:03 pm
Posts: 5908
Location: Pouting for you? Punky Meadows, pouting for you?!!
Guy Cool wrote:
I'm inclined to think that this assessment must be a bit bogus-Apart from having a passing fondness for FZ what do we all have in common (maybe lots...?) but by and large we are all varying shades of green. It doesn't seem very discriminating.
I've seen other more comprehensive research that indicates that the majority of people are in the green. The fact is that it doesn't matter how you vote, you won't get a government that matches your ideals, due to how deeply the major parties are entrenched in the capitalist system. There's a lot of psychological stuff goes into how people vote compared to what they actually believe in. Weighing their ideals against who they can trust, the "better the devil you know principle" and so on. Taking all that into account how difficult would it be to set up a third alternative major party, where would it get it's funding from, how would it find a way to transform society that everyone would agree on? The fact is it's still quite a utopian dream to imagine an alternative to Capitalism that would actually work. Your vote is important though, the difference it can make, however little is worth making. In America, Bush is a case in point and in Australia, Howard presided over a decimation of some long held workers rights and a whole bunch of other criminal so called reforms.

_________________
The way I see it Barry, this should be a very dynamite show.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 82 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group