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Yeah I couldn't for the life of me figure out what information they even think to get from the astrology question.

 

So I checked, and strongly disagreeing with the astrology one makes you about 0.7 points more socially liberal than strongly agreeing. I guess it makes sense if they equate "certain things are decided by birth" with social repressiveness, but that's both the most idiotic take on the nature/nurture debate I've ever seen and a completely idiotic association of nature/nurture with political beliefs

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I couldn't find the recent threads (I'm almost certain we've done this in the last few years), but my political history:

 

 

 

2004:
Economic Left/Right: 1.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.79
2005:
Economic Left/Right: 2.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.54
2006:
Economic Left/Right: 9.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.62
2007:
Economic Left/Right: 9.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.72
2015:
Economic Left/Right: 1.0
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.1

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Economic Left/Right: -3.5
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.62

 

2004: E -2.12/S -0.87

2005: E 1.75/ S -2.10

2007: E 2.88/S -3.18

2014: E -2.38/S -6.97

 

 

All y'all with social over -6.50 are disgusting hitlers

 

DISGUSTING HITLERS.

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2014:

Economic Left/Right: 0.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.56
So, not much different from what I got today. A little more right on both dimensions, but within the margin of error I'd expect for me simply interpreting the questions slightly differently.

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Welp, the economic left->right->left and the social down->down->down is a theme now

  • I'm with stupid 1

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ca977fd9b6.png

 

Note that I initial put the legend on the socially conservative side of the graph, figured it would be safe there

  • I'm with stupid 3

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9569a067d1.png

 

DF is a fucking flip-flopper, vote Dave for a firm and strong hand to guide your erections next election

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2003:

"Libertarian Left"

 

2005:

"Economic Left/Right: -5.26

Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.43"

 

2006:

Economic Left/Right: -2.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.29

 

 

2014:

"Around -4, -3

 

The irony is that I would probably support a well designed authoritarian system depending on its specifications, but in the existing right/left axis I'd prefer to be on the left. If you can't rule well with an iron hand then let's at least have paralysing democratic squabbling"

 

2015:

Economic Left/Right: -4.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.85

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e1f379430f.png

 

Running out of default matlab colors. I guess I could switch to color+symbol combinations.

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it has arbitrary RGB, but the default named colors are red green blue yellow cyan magenta white black.

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well get ready to give me the color BLACK because I'm gonna go find all my old scores

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2003:

Economic Left/Right: -4.62
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -5.23

 

2004:

Economic Left/Right: -8.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.15

 

2005:

Economic Left/Right: -5.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.28

 

2006:

Economic Left/Right: -6.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.10

 

2008:

Economic Left/Right: -6.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.44

 

2014:

Economic Left/Right: -6.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.69

 

2015:

Economic Left/Right: -7.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.46

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2007:
Economic Left/Right: 3.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.79

 

Hey guys remember when I was a total fuckhead?
2014:
Economic Left/Right: -5.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.64
2015:
Economic Left/Right: -7.0
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.05
I'm confused a little.

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Ok I give up, apparently stalinism is just the zeitgeist.

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Lief wandered around a bit but ended up in the right place. Dan is still on his way there, as is Shusky. Veggie I'm worried about.

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ATTENTION FUTURE FPH ARCHAEOLOGISTS: THE CODE TO MAKE THIS PLOT IS AS FOLLOWS. PLEASE NO LECTURES ON HOW TERRIBLE IT IS, I GIVE ZERO FUCKS.

 

dave = [-7.92 -4.91; -7.88 -4.72; -7.73 -4.51; -7.75 -4.36];
joost = [4.38 -4.05; 8.25 -5.90; 9.0 -6.41; 10 -5.22; 9.25 -7.79; 3.12 -7.49; 2.13 -7.74];
john = [1 1.79; 2.25 1.54; 9.75 -4.62; 9 -2.72; .38 -4.56; 1 -4.1];
shusky = [-2.12 -.87; 1.75 -2.1; 2.88 -3.18; -2.38 -6.97; -3.5 -6.62];
veggie = [-5 -5; -5.26 -4.43; -2.75 -4.29; -4 -3; -4.63 -1.85];
lief = [-4.62 -5.23; -8 -6.15; -5.75 -5.28; -6.63 -4.1; -6.75 -3.44; -6.12 -3.69; -7.63 -4.46];
dan = [3.75 1.79; -5.88 -7.64; -7 -6.05];


figure(1); clf; 

plot(dave(:,1),dave(:,2),'o-'); hold on;
plot(joost(:,1),joost(:,2),'ro-');
plot(john(:,1),john(:,2),'go-');
plot(shusky(:,1),shusky(:,2),'mo-');
plot(veggie(:,1),veggie(:,2),'co-');
plot(lief(:,1),lief(:,2),'o-','color',[.7 .7 0]);
plot(dan(:,1),dan(:,2),'ko-');

plot(dave(end,1),dave(end,2),'.','MarkerSize',30);
plot(joost(end,1),joost(end,2),'r.','MarkerSize',30);
plot(john(end,1),john(end,2),'g.','MarkerSize',30);
plot(shusky(end,1),shusky(end,2),'m.','MarkerSize',30);
plot(veggie(end,1),veggie(end,2),'c.','MarkerSize',30);
plot(lief(end,1),lief(end,2),'.','MarkerSize',30,'color',[.7 .7 0]);
plot(dan(end,1),dan(end,2),'k.','MarkerSize',30);

plot([-10 10],[0 0],'k--'); plot([0 0],[-10 10],'k--');
legend('Dave','Joost','John','Shusky','Sun Ha','Lief','Dan','location','North');
axis([-10 10 -10 10]); axis square;
xlabel('Economic left/right');
ylabel('Social liberal/conservative');
title('The Exciting Evolution of FPH''s Political Beliefs, 2003-2015');

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