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View Poll Results: Which Way Does This Forum Lean... RIGHT or LEFT
Right 31 29.25%
Left 37 34.91%
Not Sure 7 6.60%
Middle of the Road 31 29.25%
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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If I lean left or right, I stumble, but I bet your wrong.


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ask the same ? about the moderators. personally I think they lean way \\\\\\left.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:36 PM
 
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My opinion is that it leans left out of necessity. If I view the two ideologies as opposites, the left allows, the right stifles.
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:21 AM
 
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Maybe it has more to do with left-wingers being more literate, educated, and more likely to know how to turn on a computer.
Ah, yes, that must be it
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:23 AM
 
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My opinion is that it leans left out of necessity. If I view the two ideologies as opposites, the left allows, the right stifles.
The left allows...as long as you agree with the left. If you are not in step, you are not only stifled, but demonized.

The right says, I don't agree with you, so please don't throw it in my face and let me be. The left says, you don't agree with me, so you are wrong, evil, and deserve to be punished.
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Old 01-01-2008, 01:24 AM
 
Location: On another site. This one is lame :) Trying to give it a second chance though.
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I think the general observation is kinda correct.
It isn't that liberals aren't working so they have plenty of time to post (though in any random circumstance, I would wager a weeks pay that any given liberal is more likely to be unemployed as any given conservative), as much as it is liberals tend to be more vocal about being liberal than conservatives are about being conservative.

It's along the same lines as the "...as a black man" phenomenon, where the most benign, simple actions in life suddenly become infused with imaginary meaning "...as a liberal" - thus you always know who the liberals are, since they never cease to remind you every chance they get.
Yeah because conservatives never start a sentence with "I'm a Christian", lol.

I'm pretty much a centrist on a lot of issues, but City-Data definitely leans right.
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:45 AM
 
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let me know when you all decide if the glass is half full or half empty mine is completely empty, time for a refill; HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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Interesting concept, conservatives are too busy being productive while liberals have little more to do than complain and post. Let's see, looks like you've just slammed every single poster with a post count in the 100's or more. And the posters with over 1,000 postings, GET TO WORK!
No Work for Me...I'm retired...
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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And the posters with over 1,000 postings, GET TO WORK!
Wow. You actually wonder why we've sparred in the past when you make comments like this, or were you just being facetious?

Last edited by SteelCityRising; 01-01-2008 at 10:18 AM.. Reason: Typo
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Small patch of terra firma
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Which Way Does This Forum Lean... RIGHT or LEFT?

I'm new here.
Too difficult to generalize how specifically a forum leads regarding multiple issues. You have to look at each individual issue and see how certain people lean or how the thread is leaning. Some lean way left, some lean way right, some have a nice middle ground to debate, and some are so off base it's entertaining to watch.
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:46 AM
 
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Yeah, this forum leaning libertariun is reflected in that the majority of the participants feel than marijuana should be legal. In general, most Americans do not feel this way.
Even harder drugs such as heorin. when there was a discussion on injection rooms in San Francisco I was one of the few that was against the idea. I was called closed minded for wanting to send drug users to prison instead of giving them safe room with a nurse and clean needles. Yet in the real world, more people would be against the idea of an injection room than not.

On some non-drug issues I would consider myself a Libertarian though. Overall I see the whole spectrum of political opinions on this forum which is one of the things I like about it.
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