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« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2012, 09:51:56 am »
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Only if I were in the army, but I'm not. My brother, for example, has a typical Swiss Army assault rifle at home but he hasn't got any ammunition.

Because you're a student?

Because of health issues I had at the time the draft took place. I was not really keen on joining the army, so in hindsight I can say I was kind of lucky.
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« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2012, 12:02:58 pm »
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1. Progressive capitalist
2. BBC, CNN, NYTimes, Google
3. Atheist
4. Absolutely not

Yeah, there's not much variation in my stylings as what you would expect from a Northeasterner.
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« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2012, 12:40:08 pm »
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(1) Liberal Democrat
(2) Usually the Google News ticker widget, and message boards, and shows like Colbert Report and The Daily Show.
(3) Protestant charismatic-leaning Christian, almost every week.
(4) No
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« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2012, 12:46:17 pm »
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1.) Libertarian, will register Democratic.

2.) Tampa Bay Times, NPR, MSNBC, whatever pops up on Google News.

3.) Episcopalian; most Sundays.

4.) Nope.

Well besides the libertarian-Democrat thing, I get the majority of my news from a newspaper, probably a rarity today for the younger age group… I do attend church, but it's a liberal mainline Protestant church, so I guess that's in line with that.
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« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2012, 01:56:41 pm »
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Guess I ought to answer this since I started it.

1. Moderate Independent (neoliberal on economic issues; civil libertarian on social issues; realist on foreign policy issues).

2. TV: CNN and CNBC; Papers: Houston Chronicle, NY Times; Magazines: The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek; Online: Slate, Politico, Texas Tribune

3. grew up attending Community of Christ (small, fairly progressive LDS denomination) and United Methodist services; identify as a generic Protestant but haven't been to church in quite some time

4. Never owned or handled a gun, though I have always wanted to try skeet shooting; I also tend to be relatively anti-gun control for the same reason I'm pro-choice and pro-same-sex marriage - at the end of the day it really isn't any of my business
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This may come as a surprise, but I do have a strong head on my shoulders and I am very cognizant of what's going on around me.

It wouldn't come as a surprise. It would come as an M. Night Shyamalan-in-his-prime plot twist.
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« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2012, 01:59:49 pm »
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(1) What is your ideological affiliation? What is your partisan affiliation (if any)?

(2) What TV, print and non-print media do you get your news from?

(3) What is your religious affiliation and how often do you attend services?

(4) Do you own a gun?

Do any of these "stick out" in terms of your political views? (i.e. a conservative Republican who reads the NYT; a liberal Democrat who owns a gun and attends church every week).

1) A libertarian but hawkish Republican -- Republican, though I support Democrats more often than some independents I know

2) The Wall Street Journal, Wikipedia, the New York Times

3) Jewish, but very secular in my outlook on life; I only attend synagogue (or pray at all) at Passover

4) No, but only because of my age -- I intend to get one.

There're a lot of contradictions in me -- I'm a pro-choice, pro-gay marriage secular Jew who is nevertheless a Republican.
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« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2012, 03:10:25 pm »
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(1) I don't have any particular ideological affiliation that I'd identify as. I'm a member of the Irish Labour Party since they're the closest to my views out of the lot.

(2) Pretty much whatever shows up on Google News. I've been reading US economic blogs recently as a reaction to everything CARLHAYDEN posts.

(3) Atheist; oscillate between "live and let live" and being very anti-religion in general. Maybe they're not incompatible positions.

(4) I'm not a farmer or a drug dealer, so, no, I don't own a gun.



Nothing surprising, meh.
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« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2012, 03:22:21 pm »
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(1) I loosely identify as left-libertarian. I've never affiliated with a political party.

(2) BBC News, NPR, Twitter, the New York Times, Bloggingheads, RealClearPolitics, Capital Tonight, and an assortment of blogs (Matt Yglesias, Dave Weigel, Jonathan Bernstein, Marginal Revolution, Ezra Klein).

(3) Irreligious. Never attend services.

(4) Not recently.


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« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2012, 09:29:47 pm »
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These are excellent questions! Before I begin I must add that I find most people who stereotype to be urban, hold master's degrees in film, work at used book shops and find everything "terribly interesting." This is why I never stereotype.
  
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(1) What is your ideological affiliation? What is your partisan affiliation (if any)?
I have been a registered Libertarian since I was 18 years old. I was attracted to the party because I knew people who were Republicans and Democrats and did not want to be anything like them. I like to be a Libertarian because no one argues with me when I tell them what party I belong to, probably because they have no idea that Libertarian is a party.  

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(2) What TV, print and non-print media do you get your news from?
I like to find most of my info on cracked.com. I occasionally will read my local newspaper and I always watch my local news. There is a lovable old man on the Channel 4 news in Mason City who does "personal interest stories." These stories involve some old woman who has been collecting "Wizard of Oz" memorabilia for forty-years or some eight grade kid who likes whales. They are a blast!  

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(3) What is your religious affiliation and how often do you attend services?
I have belonged to a lot of churches. As a youth my father was a very religious man who took me to a fundamentalist Baptist church. He loved the church until he discovered it had only black people in it, then he declared it to be a bad church. He then went on to form his own church in our basement. Seeing how he was an insurance salesman and not a minister this church attracted very few members.

When I went off to college I decided to look into several different churches. I attended a church where the minister was once a dentist. He got into a car wreck on Halloween 1979 and had a life changing moment. He told the congregation that he went to Hell for thirteen minutes. I thought this story was total bull because it had way too many coincidences: so he gets into a car crash on HALLOWEEN and goes to HELL for THIRTEEN minutes. He was pretty boring outside of his tendency to lie about going to hell. Needless to say I left this church.

Eventually I made my way to the Roman Catholic faith. I was attracted to this faith because I attended a Catholic school when I was in elementary school and always thought mass was pretty cool. I liked how everyone knew all the words to the songs and chants. I also found the priests to be awesome old men who knew a lot and wore a pretty cool revere collars. I also liked The Exorcist as a boy and hoped to meet a priest who had battled with the Devil. Low and behold I met three and can tell you that they are bad ass guys.

Over time I have tried more "new wave" Christian churches. The Open Faith Chapel was one in Mason City which had a guy with a beard who wore jeans and a red tee shirt preach the gospel and play the acoustic guitar. His band could shred "The Moon" theme from the Duck Tales video game and knew some good dirty jokes so I joined the church. I soon found it to be an overly friendly place where the young crowd liked to join hands and pray for some random village in Uganda. Some may find this to be charming, I found it to be creepy. I left the church and am once again a practicing Catholic. I attend Wednesday mass, give $5 to the collection plate, sing in the choir and call it a day. Not exactly a "closer walk with thee" but I am content.
 

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(4) Do you own a gun?
I do not own any "real" gun. I do not like them because they can smell bad and the recoil is viscous. I do own many airsoft guns and a wide away of Super Soakers. These guns can be just as viscous as any "real" gun.  

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Do any of these "stick out" in terms of your political views?
I do not know. As I mentioned I do not stereotype and that includes myself.
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« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2012, 09:44:13 pm »
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(1) What is your ideological affiliation? What is your partisan affiliation (if any)?

Conservative voter, Thatcherite inclined.

(2) What TV, print and non-print media do you get your news from?

BBC News, Daily Mail and The Guardian. Political Betting and Polling Report.
If I'm looking for news on US politics, then usually the New York Times, the Washington Post and CNN; British news sources on American politics are dreadful.

(3) What is your religious affiliation and how often do you attend services?

Agnostic, I haven't been to Church in at least two years.

(4) Do you own a gun?

Only a toy plastic gun.
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« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2012, 10:28:37 pm »
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1. Left Anti-neo-liberalism
2. The Guardian, NYT, Al Jazeera English, RT, various blogs
3. Agnostic
4. No, and I am morally opposed to such a thing.
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« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2012, 12:07:56 am »
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(1) Leftist, Social Democrat
(2) NYT, Reuters, WaPo, the Guardian and LeMonde
(3) Secular
(4) No
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« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2012, 04:51:31 pm »
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(1) Secular anti-democratic reactionary. I'm registered as a democrat because I'm too lazy to change my registration.
(2) RT, Al Jazeera, other online sources. Some blogs.
(3) Agnostic
(4) No, but I'd like to.



Do any of these "stick out" in terms of your political views? (i.e. a conservative Republican who reads the NYT; a liberal Democrat who owns a gun and attends church every week).

Yes. I'm non-white and not left-wing. Also, I'm non-religious and not lefty, since that also seems to be common.
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« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2012, 05:27:19 pm »
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(1) What is your ideological affiliation? What is your partisan affiliation (if any)?

Moderate Left-Populist Democrat.

(2) What TV, print and non-print media do you get your news from?

TV -primarily network television along with PBS
Print -Washington Post and the Economist
Non-Print -apart from the newspaper websites (esp. the New York Times), I occasionally listen in on DemocracyNow.org.

(3) What is your religious affiliation and how often do you attend services?

Not affiliated with any religion (and as far as I know, I was not baptized as a newborn infant).  That could change though...  

(4) Do you own a gun?

No, though I would be open to it later on.  

Do any of these "stick out" in terms of your political views? (i.e. a conservative Republican who reads the NYT; a liberal Democrat who owns a gun and attends church every week).

If you mean my own answers, no, they don't stick out at all.  
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« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2012, 06:05:27 pm »
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(1) What is your ideological affiliation? What is your partisan affiliation (if any)?
I can't vote, but I favor Republicans over Democrats. I am a paleocon who is closest to the Constitution Party.

(2) What TV, print and non-print media do you get your news from?
CNN, MSNBC, Palm Beach Post, Time

(3) What is your religious affiliation and how often do you attend services?
I go to Pioneer Baptist (AKA "The Love Wins Church" and it is a Alliance of Baptists church. I attend with my Aunt and Uncle about 5-15 times a year. I think I went 11 times last year.

(4) Do you own a gun?
No, but I do hunt. Yet to kill anything "interesting".
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« Reply #40 on: April 30, 2012, 07:52:12 pm »
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(1) None

(2) BBC, CNN, CBC, RTÉ, Haaretz, Al Jazeera, Der Spiegel, ABC (Australia), Politiken, TheLocal (Norway, Sweden).

(3) Don't care, but I go a couple times a year.

(4) Waste of money.

Do any of these "stick out" in terms of your political views?

Being a cliché isn't a good thing.
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« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2012, 11:52:02 pm »
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1. libertarian-leaning moderate conservative, Republican.

2. PBS, NPR, Atlas forum, National Review, Reason.
- TV/radio here is against stereotype somewhat. I watch more MSNBC than Fox though I don't watch much of either. i do listen to right talk radio on occassion though.

3. Christian: Methodist/Presbyterian. attend services a couple times a month and bible studies weekly.
- often I identify more theologically with those who tend to be on the left (ex. emergent church, universalist/inclusivist soteriology)

4. No gun.
- the only unusual thing related to this is being a vegetarian.
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« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2012, 04:19:03 pm »
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(1) Moderate, Republican

(2) RealClearPolitics

(3) Southern Baptist, twice a month

(4) Three
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« Reply #43 on: May 01, 2012, 04:43:51 pm »
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(1) None and None.

(2) My twitter feed (BBC, CNN, lots of others), random news stories on forums which link to online news sites, Fox Business email subject lines, and my Youtube subscription to Al Jazeera

(3) Agnostic who goes to a Southern Baptist church every Sunday.

(4) Yes but it's a Civil War rifle that I would never think of shooting with.
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« Reply #44 on: May 02, 2012, 08:56:12 pm »
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(1) What is your ideological affiliation? What is your partisan affiliation (if any)?
Socialist, Democratic.

(2) What TV, print and non-print media do you get your news from?
Reddit, mostly. I usually have MSNBC on in the background though.

(3) What is your religious affiliation and how often do you attend services?
Humanist, and I don't attend any services.

(4) Do you own a gun?
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« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2012, 09:21:05 pm »
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(1) Liberal, Democrat
(2) Washington Post, New York Times, MSNBC, Haaretz, The Economist, Foreign Affairs, Brookings Institution, Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy
(3) Jewish, semi-often
(4) No
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« Reply #46 on: May 03, 2012, 04:49:40 am »
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(1) I’m a European Liberal. I back the Conservatives and the SNP

(2) BBC News, The Times, The Scotsman, PoliticalBetting, Harry's Place

(3) Atheist.

(4) No. It's illegal and I thankfully so..

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« Reply #47 on: May 03, 2012, 05:29:22 am »
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(1) What is your ideological affiliation? What is your partisan affiliation (if any)?

Economic moderate, social liberal - I vote ALP/Green in Australia because the Liberal Party has turned insane...

(2) What TV, print and non-print media do you get your news from?

BBC. ABC (Australia), CNN, Comedy Central, Sydney Morning Herald, NYT, MSNBC

(3) What is your religious affiliation and how often do you attend services?

Agnostic - not regular attendee

(4) Do you own a gun?

Of course not, I trust police and I'm confident in my endowment. Besides which we have sensible gun laws.

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(4) No. It's illegal and I thankfully so..

Just where you live, or all over the UK?
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« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2012, 11:24:05 pm »
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(1) I'm an Independent Republican

(2) Cracked.com, DailyShow, ColbertReport, various joke sites/shows

(3) Agnostic, rarely attend.

(4) No, nor do I trust policemen.  And I'm related to a few of them.

I guess being a registered Republican stands out the most, given my views.
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