Someone suggested the other day that a Political Compass test hadn't been posted in a while. So here one is, if anyone cares to see where they stand.
Perhaps there are better tests out there as well. Please post a link if you think so.
52% of Trump voters, Donald Trump himself and prominent Texas Republicans " have endorsed various forms of secession in recent years. read more
Florida Democrats took on tremendous losses last election cycle, and now a Republican state lawmaker wants to eliminate the party entirely with a bill filed Tuesday. read more
Rep. Lauren Boebert railed against "wokeness" after a song known as the Black national anthem was performed live and on the field at the Super Bowl on Sunday for the first time. The far-right Colorado lawmaker said in a tweet that appeared to refer to the actor Sheryl Lee Ralph's performance of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" that the NFL was trying to "divide" the country. "America only has ONE NATIONAL ANTHEM," she wrote. "Why is the NFL trying to divide us by playing multiple!? Do football, not wokeness." read more
If you want to become a leader, start yammering. It doesn't even necessarily matter what you say. New research shows that groups without a leader can find one if somebody starts talking a lot.
When Obama was fighting to pass the ACA, I was one of the biggest cheerleaders on this site. And I did say on this thread that the ACA is better than what we had before. It would have been better still if they could have kept the individual mandate. As it is the ACA is still nowhere near an adequate fix. Not when our healthcare still costs twice as much per-capita as most of the developed world.
When the ACA was implemented my spouse and I were in business for ourselves, and insurance cost us $5K per year for a good BlueCross policy, by the time we closed our business in 2016, our new premiums were going to be $19k. We closed the business partly because she was offered a job that provided insurance. Her employer now pays $25K per year to cover her, plus we pay an additional $300 per month to cover me. And that policy has a 20 percent co-pay, after the deductible is met. I don't think most people understand what their 'employer provided' insurance actually costs. The inflation is still outrageous, and the insurance companies are doing very little to control it. And the U.S. system is still tremendously difficult to navigate.
The healthcare system in the U.S. is still designed to suck almost everyone dry, before they die. We could do so much better if our politicos would stop catering to corporate interests. ..But we all know that's not going to happen. Democrats need to stop celebrating, as they pretend the problem is solved.
No. Individual health insurance before the ACA was practically nonexistent. And it still it unobtainable for many in states where the Medicaid expansion was rejected.
Yes. It's still better than what was available prior to its inception.
The ACA was a gigantic gift in profit increases to the insurance, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. It is a massive example of crony-capitalism.
Nothing affordable about it. The proper name would have been the Accessible Care Act. It made health insurance available to anyone who CAN afford it.
They should just let Florida secede. Lots of it's going to be under water by the end of the century anyway.
"Citing a Florida Highway Patrol report, the story makes an issue out of Teevens not crossing at a crosswalk -- but it doesn't mention there are no marked crosswalks or intersections with stop lights anywhere around that location."
Perhaps it varies by state, but I always thought that cyclists were supposed to follow the same rules as vehicles, not pedestrians. If I'm correct, crosswalks would be irrelevant in this case.
I would never deliberately harm a cyclist. But I have little sympathy for them when they are obstructing the free flow of traffic.
Live with moisture and grease? People did for millennia.
#11 | POSTED BY EFFETEPOSER
For millennia grease or animal fat WAS the main waterproofing agent. I guess we'll return to that.
I'll even start:
Your Political Compass
Economic Left/Right: -7.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.03
I know a lot of really good people I wouldn't vote for if the fan for president.
#12 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS
Carter was probably the best and certainly the most honest President of the last 50 years. I'm pretty sure there are a lot of really BAD people that you HAVE voted for.
It's because people are making Carter the victim. Not the hostages.
#34 | POSTED BY EBERLY
The hostages were victims of a longer detainment. An egregious wrong by the Reagan campaign. But the real victim of this was the U.S. It is not hard to make the case that America and the World would be in a better place today if Carter had won a second term.
The entire Western World should be extremely concerned if Russia and China form a full and solid military alliance.
In fact the only people it would probably surprise is the Biden Administration.
#3 | POSTED BY ONEIRONAUT
Since they both have the same military intelligence to rely upon, I don't see where the current Administration would be any more surprised than any Republican Administration. But I'm not surprised you were first on the thread to make it a partisan issue.
The chemicals have been widely used since the 1940s in hundreds of kinds of common household items, where they help repel water and oil. They can be found in water-repellent clothes, furniture and carpet, in nonstick pans, paints, cosmetics, cleaning products and food packaging, and in firefighting foams....So, while I'm all in favor of doing away with harmful agents, my main concern would be what these agents will be replaced with? I'm also significantly in favor of repelling water and oil that may be causing other types of damage. I did not see any suggestions for replacement solutions in the article.
...A replacement that many chemical companies have been using, GenX, may also be problematic, according to the EPA. Animal studies have shown that it may affect the liver, kidneys and immune system, and it might be linked to cancer.
#3 | POSTED BY FEDUPWITHPOLS
I agree with most of that. Although, unlimited protection of deposits may be too much. Furthermore, all of the depositors (in this case, mostly venture capitalists) who make a run on the bank that leads to its failure should also be penalized.
Yes they can.
And they will.
#4 | POSTED BY EBERLY
Perhaps for a few more years. But I'm not sure that peace can endure anymore.
Now that FOX has a free pass to lie. It just gets easier and more frequent. If fact, it might be easier to count the times FOX is telling the truth.
FOX should certainly at least remove the word "News" from its name.
It's not just Trumps fault. The media has been reminding us that the deregulation was "bipartisan". And they are right. A spotlight needs to shine brightly upon the moderate Dems who helped enable this failure. Days like this, I'm proud to be a "Bernie Bro".. My guy thought the dereg was BS.
#14 | POSTED BY MATTM
I was not calling long COVID fake. I was just wondering how many claims of long COVID are fake.
Anyone who genuinely suffers acute symptoms has my sincere sympathy. Although, a little less so if they weren't vaccinated.
If we're speaking anecdotally, I know a number of people who collect either SSD or military disability, that are no more disabled than the average American.
It doesn't matter. The Murdoch's got their billions. And I'm sure that wealth is well protected.