Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Random Links

I'm not feeling so hot. It's been positively wintry here. Well, wintry for us (the high today is...gulp...64 degrees). And my sinuses are protesting. I may just take the rest of the week off (from the Internet. I'm going to take as many subbing days as I can get. This is when the teachers get ill, too).

Yesterday I covered government as well as geography. (He teaches 9th graders and 12th graders. That's an interesting mix.) One thing he made his government students do (I'm not sure when) was to do the Political Compass test. I'd never seen this before, so I checked out the website on my own.

It's an interesting thing. I knew where I'd fall on the chart, and I was correct.

Also, I posted over here yesterday. If you're still looking for Christmas presents, these are some good ideas.

Where did you land on the Political Compass chart? I'm curious. And nosy. (If you're interested, I'll update with where I landed.)


  1. I ended up way more to the free market right, but I'm pretty centered between libertarian and authoritarian (slightly more towards the latter).

    This was very interesting. I'm glad you shared.

  2. Feel better.

    Ooo, I'm right near Gandhi, between left and Libertarianism. I'm so proud of myself.

    I AM interested where you landed.

  3. I'm a democrat, if you couldn't guess that from just hearing me rant against republicans.

    64 degrees sounds perfect to me. I think you are being a whiner if you think that is too cold. Here it got down to 9 degrees. I didn't even want to go outside.

  4. Haha, wow, where do you live?? 64 degrees? Nice. It's been 25-30 degrees here when I wake up in the mornings, in Oregon.

    Ah, I'm curious where you landed on the political test. I think a lot of writers are more liberal, free thinkers, ya know? But not all. On the test I was almost in the center of the grid, weirdly. In real life I'm a republican but don't always agree with everything republicans tout.


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