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1 hour ago, Sami said:

It's funny for hardcore progressist and economically moderate like me to play this test.

because Trump arrives first at 45-47% then Clinton at 45%

Because economically I'm not enough democrat, and societally I'm too much for being

I find this to be insightful. Tells us more about ourselves than we might admit. I'm 27% socialist according to this, but it's all about ranking. If the numbers are close, it's a sign that we're not as partisan as we think. Isn't that a good thing?

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10 minutes ago, servo75 said:

I find this to be insightful. Tells us more about ourselves than we might admit. I'm 27% socialist according to this, but it's all about ranking. If the numbers are close, it's a sign that we're not as partisan as we think. Isn't that a good thing?

It depends!

In fact it can shows the number of differences

Example, someone could have the same numbers me, and being societally moderate as economically

For myself, if you ask me what is my opinion about Societal Rights I agree with almost all "fully and personnaly wished" liberties, that includes procreation, abortion, same sex marriage, drugs, also hard but to be controled.

I'm really for almost all liberties at the exception of one, guns, I prefer limitations on this issue as it's prooved that it increases the number of deads compared to countries without guns.

On the economical side, there I become really moderate

I'm between Al Gore and Bill Clinton in 1992, a serious Right Wing "democrat" on economy, I agree with the Liberal rethoric of jobs creations and I'm for less taxs but I do not forget that the society can fall in dangerous divisions if we create too much divisions that's why I'm much more for reducing "common taxs" rather than reducing taxs on the top first.

I'm also for quite a liberal market but with some limitations to protect fundamental rights.

Hence if you put me in a topic, I could look like a LEFT bernie Sanders wing if you ask me what is my opinion on society and rights and a moderate Democrate almost a reformist if you ask me on economy :D

Because of this strong division (much more Rep on Economy and much more Left Dem on society) I am successfull to put Donald Trump first because Dems are too left on economy right now while I'm completely west to all Republicans on society and my ideas could create some heartbreaks in their Convention :D.

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On 4/22/2018 at 5:39 PM, servo75 said:

British parliament is always fun to watch. Compared to them it makes U.S. Congress look almost civilized. Why is it the crowd has to yell or boo after every other sentence?

The U.S. Congress is actually the anomaly in English-speaking countries' legislatures. Canada, Australia, and New Zealand all have their share of interjections and extraneous noise from what I've seen, though it isn't as loud in Australia and New Zealand since their legislatures are smaller. But there's certainly a level of showmanship and verbal combat that you wouldn't see in the U.S. House or Senate most of the time.

One of my favorite exchanges was in Australia between Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott, before either of them had become party leaders - Gillard referred to Abbott as a "sniveling grub," the Speaker told her she had to apologize, and she promptly apologized if she had offended any grubs. (She did get thrown out for that, IIRC.)

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3 hours ago, RI Democrat said:

The U.S. Congress is actually the anomaly in English-speaking countries' legislatures. Canada, Australia, and New Zealand all have their share of interjections and extraneous noise from what I've seen, though it isn't as loud in Australia and New Zealand since their legislatures are smaller. But there's certainly a level of showmanship and verbal combat that you wouldn't see in the U.S. House or Senate most of the time.

One of my favorite exchanges was in Australia between Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott, before either of them had become party leaders - Gillard referred to Abbott as a "sniveling grub," the Speaker told her she had to apologize, and she promptly apologized if she had offended any grubs. (She did get thrown out for that, IIRC.)

I remember when Justin Trudeau, while still the newly-minted Leader of the Opposition shortly before the 2015 Canadian Federal Election, actually called one of Harper's Cabinet ministers a "lying piece of shit" on the House floor over some report said minister had just delivered...

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32 minutes ago, Patine said:

I remember when Justin Trudeau, while still the newly-minted Leader of the Opposition shortly before the 2015 Canadian Federal Election, actually called one of Harper's Cabinet ministers a "lying piece of shit" on the House floor over some report said minister had just delivered...

Did you ever see the time Jack Layton passionately called for an end to "subsidies for big oil and big ass"? I think he just managed to correct himself ("big gas") before being drowned out by all the hooting and hollering.

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