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Where to Jet Blast politics lie?

Old 12th Dec 2006, 16:20
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Where to Jet Blast politics lie?

Are you a pinko or a neo-con?

Wherefore does the political opinion of the average Ppruner lie?

Most folk who communicate via this website are above average intelligence.

So - cards on the table - if the total "screw the rich/west" pinko score is 0 and the extreme "nuke-em - I - hate tax - send them all back, hanging's too good for them" neo-con is 10 - what it your score? It would help to know where everybody stands.

Starter for ten - I'll rank myself 4 - and I think the average Ppruner is 7.5, i.e. comfortably right of centre.

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Old 12th Dec 2006, 16:22
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About 3.5.

I think (which says it all really).
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Old 12th Dec 2006, 16:31
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Wherefore does the political opinion of the average Ppruner lie?
You could start by going to Google and typing "Define: wherefore".
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Old 12th Dec 2006, 16:36
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Probably around 4....varies according to phase of the moon.
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Old 12th Dec 2006, 16:38
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nuke em

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Old 12th Dec 2006, 16:41
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Define "wherefore"! Oh bloody 'eck. Come on my friend - its never easy but my suggested indices (expressed with tongue in cheek) is my vehicle of opinion capture. C'mon, are you a 2 or an 8? I bet you're a 7.
 
Old 12th Dec 2006, 17:09
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It depends on the issue.

More often a 10 than a 1, but I won't label myself, preserving my right not to be told what to think or say, desires of mods notwithstanding.
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Old 12th Dec 2006, 17:15
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You're not being told to think anything sir. You're merely being asked to express an honest opinion of yourself. Does that intimidate you?
 
Old 12th Dec 2006, 17:23
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Just to add some moral support to Ben There, I advised my eldest daughter before she went off to College in the US that all those "Bush" and "Kerry" bumper stickers were really a good thing. It meant that all the troglodytes who like to go around and scratch car paintwork, or pour noxious substances on them because the owner held a view contrary to their own, no longer had to work out which cars to target, indeed, all the hard work had been done for them.
The lecture accompanying this point of note, was that sometimes (and more often than not) it is better to wear your politics discretely until you have fully assessed your environment. The supplementary point was that to have a "Bush" or "Kerry" sticker, was to allow a group of people to pigeon-hole you in to a political datum point that you probably would not choose to be at. Admittedly come election day then going with the masses is the aim of the exercise, but you will learn far more about your fellow traveller's politics if you remain sweet, shy, and mysterious about your own political leanings in the first instance. Obvious exceptions are Members of Parliament or Congress, and Prime Ministers and Presidents, but otherwise keep them guessing and stay out of that pigeon-hole.
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Old 12th Dec 2006, 17:31
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Hmm. I can understand your logic but I think the rules are different on this website.

Most threads encourage opinion - many thrive on expressing them so. In many ways my request is not really needed as it is so often obvious how left or right some contributors are.

Now I ask them to simply lay down their place relative to centre of politics then they're all getting coy and running for cover. What's to be scared of?

Speak your mind folks.
 
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To be honest I couldn't give a rats backside about this thread, I just saw desert ferret posting here and was wondering why it was that he makes incorrect claims about the UK GDP per capita being higher than Australia's and never has the decency to admit he was wrong when he's corrected.

Sorry for the thread creep, back to your political ramblings.
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Old 12th Dec 2006, 17:34
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I was wrong and apologise unreservedly. I'm a newcomer here and I misjudged the balance between fact and frivolity.

Thread creep justified - apology extended - your opinion welcome.

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Apology accepted, and yes their is a lot of frivolity on Jet Blast, but also a fair amount of heated debate, and in the case of the leaving UK thread some guys were really considering leaving and really wanted to know how the UK compares to other places, and so they wanted the facts. Anyway enjoy your discussion.

And for the record I would place myself on the pinkish side of centre when it comes to politics. I believe that while businesses need to be looked after enough to be successful and hence provide adequate employment for the people they should also be adequately taxed to support a comprehensive free health care and education system (a bit like we used to have in Australia before John Howard and his fellow conservative Liberal party cronies screwed things up). Cheers.
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Old 12th Dec 2006, 17:51
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Having rightly apologised (I was out of order). I had no idea in the midst of a playful thread anyone would take such offence. However - UK GDP per capita per head IS higher than Australia (though not by a country mile I agree) source: OECD.
 
Old 12th Dec 2006, 18:02
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Originally Posted by Grainger View Post
You could start by going to Google and typing "Define: wherefore".
Maybe he's making a clever word-contraction of, "Therefore, where....."
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Old 12th Dec 2006, 18:54
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Actually, TheDesertFerret, my views have moved all along the continuum over the years, and I don't wish to declare a point where they are now, only to be abashed down the road when some Ppruner dredges up this post and points out a future hypocrisy on my part.

I'm thinking now of KAOS, who has been surprising me lately by taking refreshingly logical positions, (meaning agreeing with me), unlike many of his posts over the years.

I've consistently objected to labels on Ppune over the years. I don't want to reflexively take a position on any issue. For example, this frees me to like or dislike what Bush does, rather than be forced by my declared politics to go along with his administration based on my label.

I don't feel intimidated, but thanks for your concern.
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Old 12th Dec 2006, 19:03
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No worries BenThere.

I respect you're non-opinion but of course the yahoos willl read between the lines - which probably means you'll score 8-10.
 
Old 12th Dec 2006, 19:55
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Being a judge, I'd say 12.
UK GDP per/head: $42.5
Aust. GDP p/h: $35.9
Dec06.
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Old 12th Dec 2006, 20:01
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"I'm thinking now of KAOS, who has been surprising me lately by taking refreshingly logical positions, (meaning agreeing with me), unlike many of his posts over the years"

Funny, we just agreed on something as well. Perhaps we are the center and he is gravitating towards us?

I think its just the wine. A good California zin likely.
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Old 12th Dec 2006, 20:01
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Oh **** - I got into trouble with the GDP per head on another thread and had to apologise.

I want big mouthed people who populate JetBlast to be honest. C'mon - stop being mealy mouthed smart arses and tell us where you really stand.

If you're a right-wing gobbo who hates any tax and f*** everybody else then express yourself and speak the truth.

(PS, my tongue is in cheek)
 

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