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Yes, a lot   -34 (48.6%)
Yes, some   -16 (22.9%)
Very little   -11 (15.7%)
Almost none   -8 (11.4%)
None   -1 (1.4%)
Something else   -0 (0%)
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« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2011, 11:23:44 pm »
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With most people, except my parent's aren't very political, so only if they bring something up to humour me.
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« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2011, 11:24:46 pm »
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Rarely-Only to complain about their incompetence when it is relevant.
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« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2011, 12:45:34 am »
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Yes, thought it is basically always "Bush sucks!" "Hell yes!" pre-2009 and "Republicans/Tea Party suck!" Hell yes!" post-2009.
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« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2011, 12:51:27 am »
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Oh yes, quite a bit. I practically thought most of my friends and classmates about the basics of  politics in a way. They always ask me what I think about issues and I talk to them about it.

I also have talks with my family about politics all the time as well, but they know most of the basic stuff
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« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2011, 02:05:04 am »
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Only a little, and I avoid it as much as possible.
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« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2011, 02:44:14 am »
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First option. I'm mouthy and opinionated. But I try to not impose it on people.
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« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2011, 09:12:51 am »
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Yes, but living in Texas it's like I'm talking to an endless brick wall when it comes to politics....so I try avoiding the subject as much as possible.
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« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2011, 02:27:21 pm »
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Yes among my family and friends, but rarely at work (since my job has nothing to do with politics).

I seem to alternate between being a political lightning rod and being the liberals' favorite conservative. I try to treat everyone with respect but not really care if they like me or not. I think I've managed to affect the views of others more than they've affected mine because I can be pretty stubborn to peer pressure. My views seem to be changed more by repulsion toward people I agree with than by pressure from those I don't. I'm a bit of a contrarian and not afraid to criticize Republicans or Republican friends if I think they're wrong. I'd rather be spectacularly wrong with most things than be inconsistant.
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« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2011, 02:38:23 pm »
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Of course.  It is my job..
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« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2011, 11:14:41 am »
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Of course. Most of my friends are interested in politics. But, like on the forum, I rarely care enough to get upset with anyone. I usually watch my friends argue with each other and then comment on what I find comical.
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« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2011, 03:44:38 am »
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Not so much.
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« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2011, 04:00:03 am »
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Almost none. I use to have 2 friends who I would discuss politics with. One was Conservative the other liberal, we would just casually discuss it nothing serious. I really only like to talk politics with close friends. I really don't like to offend people or get into an argument with people.
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« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2011, 07:50:52 am »
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Option 1
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« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2011, 08:01:13 am »
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Most of the posters have no real life.
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« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2011, 10:08:01 am »
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Some. 

I have a few colleagues with who I discuss politics and policy.  And I have an uncle who loves discussing politics. 

I generally don't discuss politics with neighbors, and I generally avoid discussing politics with strangers, unless I'm at a political event.  And I don't go out of my way to drag friends into such discussions if they don't seem interested in, or inclined to discuss, politics.
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« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2011, 11:33:21 am »
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very little
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« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2011, 11:43:01 am »

If it comes up, if it's in the news or if I'm involved in Conservative Party/LGBTory stuff.
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« Reply #42 on: September 13, 2011, 02:36:29 pm »
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If it comes up, if it's in the news or if I'm involved in Conservative Party

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« Reply #43 on: September 13, 2011, 02:41:20 pm »
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My friends have gotten so sick of my interest in politics, it's nuts XD
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« Reply #44 on: September 13, 2011, 02:51:08 pm »
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My friends have gotten so sick of my interest in politics, it's nuts XD

It's ok, son, we have too.
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« Reply #45 on: September 13, 2011, 03:53:45 pm »
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Not really. If someone brings it up, maybe, but I'm not really that passionate about politics. I'm interested, but if I went around bringing up transport policy or whatever all the time I probably wouldn't have any friends.
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« Reply #46 on: September 13, 2011, 04:00:41 pm »
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I've had several occasions when I've brought up politics with someone I thought I knew well and started getting a lecture about the need for a proletarian revolt to seize the means of production, which is pretty shocking to me because it's the 21st century.  It's a good sign to never talk to said person again.
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« Reply #47 on: September 13, 2011, 04:10:01 pm »
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Yeah. How I was raised, I guess.
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« Reply #48 on: September 13, 2011, 04:28:05 pm »
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I've had several occasions when I've brought up politics with someone I thought I knew well and started getting a lecture about the need for a proletarian revolt to seize the means of production, which is pretty shocking to me because it's the 21st century.  It's a good sign to never talk to said person again.

Is it now?

I'd certainly not find such a person more annoying than 90% of the political discussions I'm forced to overhear. Certainly preferrable to the sort of non-thinking, instinctive 'latte' left you find a lot in certain University departments' student corps.
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« Reply #49 on: September 13, 2011, 04:41:41 pm »
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I've had several occasions when I've brought up politics with someone I thought I knew well and started getting a lecture about the need for a proletarian revolt to seize the means of production, which is pretty shocking to me because it's the 21st century.  It's a good sign to never talk to said person again.

Is it now?

I'd certainly not find such a person more annoying than 90% of the political discussions I'm forced to overhear. Certainly preferrable to the sort of non-thinking, instinctive 'latte' left you find a lot in certain University departments' student corps.

Sorry, typo.  Meant "Talk to that person about politics.  My error.
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