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dadakarma
04-06-2012, 07:41 PM
Tensions are at an all-time high from all perspectives. Which do you think are the biggest threats to unity? If you choose 'other', flesh it out for us. Thanks. :)

You can pick more than one factor.

Captain Obvious
04-06-2012, 07:44 PM
There is no doubt in my mind that class (racial is a subset of that category also IMO) is the prime reason for division.

You can look as far back into history to support that position also, it's always been at the root of social disorder.

dadakarma
04-06-2012, 07:45 PM
There is no doubt in my mind that class (racial is a subset of that category also IMO) is the prime reason for division.

You can look as far back into history to support that position also, it's always been at the root of social disorder.

There is definitely some overlap with some of the choices. You can pick more than one or add your own in the 'other' category and expound upon it.

Captain Obvious
04-06-2012, 07:49 PM
Everything comes to a connective dot in the middle as far as I'm concerned and all of the items you listed do just that.

The question is what is the prime concept?

"Class" can define racial aspects, wealth, power, religion, affiliation - it's all of those things and not one of them specifically.

Captain Obvious
04-06-2012, 07:50 PM
I also note that you left liberal ideology off that list.

Biased maybe?

ramone
04-06-2012, 07:51 PM
In true fashion you left out left wing socialism, Is there a reason you left out any link to leftest progressiveness? Those are classic progressive positions and they are worn out, come up with something new. Honestly if you make a poll you should include something for informed people to pick from. A purely left wing mandate really doesn't leave any room for we who actually read and research things to pick from. It's like saying Biden is an idiot, YES or NO. Duh, yes he is.

dadakarma
04-06-2012, 07:54 PM
I also note that you left liberal ideology off that list.

Biased maybe?

Unavoidably. :)

But I gave you an 'other' option.

Conley
04-06-2012, 07:58 PM
Tensions are at an all-time high from all perspectives. Which do you think are the biggest threats to unity? If you choose 'other', flesh it out for us. Thanks. :)

You can pick more than one factor.

I'm not sure tensions are at an all-time high. I'd say there were more tense times in the 60s.

dadakarma
04-06-2012, 07:58 PM
I'm not sure tensions are at an all-time high. I'd say there were more tense times in the 60s.

Humour me and vote, dammit. :)

Conley
04-06-2012, 08:00 PM
Humour me and vote, dammit. :)

:kiss: Wait, there's another problem here. The thread title says "Most divisive factor", but then the actual heading of the poll doesn't include the word "most" and you say we can vote for more than one and then you voted for all four...so do you want us to vote for the most or just whichever ones we think contribute? I'm not trying to be a jackass, it just comes naturally. :grin:

dadakarma
04-06-2012, 08:02 PM
:kiss: Wait, there's another problem here. The thread title says "Most divisive factor", but then the actual heading of the poll doesn't include the word "most" and you say we can vote for more than one and then you voted for all four...so do you want us to vote for the most or just whichever ones we think contribute? I'm not trying to be a jackass, it just comes naturally. :grin:

There's a seat in Congress with your name on it. You're perfect for the job. :)

Captain Obvious
04-06-2012, 08:02 PM
I don't vote in these polls also, btw.

It's the non-conformist in me. The money shot is in the ensuing discussion.

Captain Obvious
04-06-2012, 08:03 PM
There's a seat in Congress with your name on it. You're perfect for the job. :)

Has brass towel racks also.

Conley
04-06-2012, 08:03 PM
Has brass towel racks also.

I love nice racks.

Conley
04-06-2012, 08:08 PM
I voted...do I get a sticker?

Mister D
04-06-2012, 08:11 PM
What is right wing fundamentalism?

Captain Obvious
04-06-2012, 08:15 PM
What is right wing fundamentalism?

Anything right of 'Dear Abby'.

Mister D
04-06-2012, 08:15 PM
Anything right of 'Dear Abby'.

Got it. :laugh:

dadakarma
04-06-2012, 08:17 PM
I voted...do I get a sticker?

How 'bout a dollar? :dollar:

Conley
04-06-2012, 08:19 PM
How 'bout a dollar? :dollar:

Are you trying to buy my vote? You're right, I totally belong in Congress because it's working!

Anyway, I chose "other" and my "other" is partisanship.

edit: I mean I chose other plus everything else on the list.

Dagny
04-06-2012, 08:20 PM
There's something very wrong with the math in that poll

dadakarma
04-06-2012, 08:20 PM
Are you trying to buy my vote? You're right, I totally belong in Congress because it's working!

Anyway, I chose "other" and my "other" is partisanship.

You're so cheap. :rofl:

Conley
04-06-2012, 08:21 PM
There's something very wrong with the math in that poll

That's not all that's wrong with the poll. Just sayin'. :cya20:

I think it's doing percentage by number who voted for an option / number of voters.

dadakarma
04-06-2012, 08:22 PM
There's something very wrong with the math in that poll

It's wacky, but the percentages change as more voters vote. Class warfare gets 100% because all of the 3 who have voted on the poll voted for class warfare.

Conley
04-06-2012, 08:28 PM
I felt some overlap between income inequality and class warfare.

dadakarma
04-06-2012, 08:29 PM
I felt some overlap between income inequality and class warfare.

Yeah, I know. Overlap. Fuzzy math. I hope I'll be able to sleep tonight. :)

Conley
04-06-2012, 08:29 PM
Yeah, I know. Overlap. Fuzzy math. I hope I'll be able to sleep tonight. :)

Rest easy, you have my vote. At least until someone offers me two dollars. :)

ramone
04-06-2012, 08:30 PM
How 'bout a dollar? :dollar:

Sure, you probably get a few thousand of these a month while the rest of us pay for it out of our taxes.

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/img/eb98/JJ/1894l.jpg

dadakarma
04-06-2012, 08:31 PM
I love it when racists out themselves. Makes my job so much easier. :)

ramone
04-06-2012, 08:56 PM
I love it when racists out themselves. Makes my job so much easier. :)

I've never made any other claim than to be a Nationalist. Has it just not penetrated you little pea troll brain? Jeez, and I thought you a smart troll, guess not so much intelligence stemming from your obammy saturated brain is there?

dadakarma
04-06-2012, 08:59 PM
I've never made any other claim than to be a Nationalist. Has it just not penetrated you little pea troll brain? Jeez, and I thought you a smart troll, guess not so much intelligence stemming from your obammy saturated brain is there?

Sez the moron wearing a condom on his head. :rofl:

ramone
04-06-2012, 09:02 PM
I love it when racists out themselves. Makes my job so much easier. :)

LOL, missed that last part, JOB, really? LOL< LOL> LOL, that made me laugh out loud. Where do you work, for the AA, or section 8 housing bunch? Maybe a secretary for Al Sharpton? Don't try to play me, you are not capable of keeping up.

ramone
04-06-2012, 09:04 PM
Sez the moron wearing a condom on his head. :rofl:

Well you did get that one right, Obama is a moron and he is a dick head. What can I say, you're right.

Mainecoons
04-06-2012, 09:20 PM
As is usual for one who is extremely partisan, you left out "left wing extremism" as one of the choices. You can add that to my response. Specifically, the race baiting from the left has reached a level I've not seen since George Wallace stood in the school room door. Say, wasn't he a Democrat too?

Not that I expect you to be capable of fair and balanced.

:grin:

dadakarma
04-06-2012, 09:25 PM
As is usual for one who is extremely partisan, you left out "left wing extremism" as one of the choices. You can add that to my response. Specifically, the race baiting from the left has reached a level I've not seen since George Wallace stood in the school room door. Say, wasn't he a Democrat too?

Not that I expect you to be capable of fair and balanced.

:grin:

Wallace was a Dixiecrat.

Racism and race-baiting are not the same thing.

There is a place for 'other' choices that aren't listed. Hope that helps. :)

Captain Obvious
04-06-2012, 09:40 PM
Wallace was a Dixiecrat.

Racism and race-baiting are not the same thing.

There is a place for 'other' choices that aren't listed. Hope that helps. :)

By definition no, but there is something inherently racist about race baiting.

I'll see if you can connect those dots.

Conley
04-06-2012, 09:43 PM
Oh that's cool, if you click on the number of votes you can see who voted for what.

Alias
04-06-2012, 09:47 PM
I picked "other". The questions are biased. The problem as I see it is the disrespect for people on the right from the left. The stench of liberal hypocrisy is like a stench. The left is rude, crude, pushy, nasty, and demands respect while they ridicule, insult, troll, and insult. Grow up.

Alias
04-06-2012, 09:48 PM
Wallace was a Dixiecrat.

Racism and race-baiting are not the same thing.

There is a place for 'other' choices that aren't listed. Hope that helps. :)

We had a very clear example of the leftist race hustling these past few weeks. It was disgraceful and shameful.

Alias
04-06-2012, 09:49 PM
As is usual for one who is extremely partisan, you left out "left wing extremism" as one of the choices. You can add that to my response. Specifically, the race baiting from the left has reached a level I've not seen since George Wallace stood in the school room door. Say, wasn't he a Democrat too?

Not that I expect you to be capable of fair and balanced.

:grin:

You bigoted racist.

Mainecoons
04-06-2012, 10:43 PM
Gosh, I guess I am!

:evil:

Alias
04-06-2012, 10:46 PM
Sez the moron wearing a condom on his head. :rofl:

You shouldn't talk about our mongrel President like that.

Alias
04-06-2012, 10:47 PM
Gosh, I guess I am!

:evil:

Don't feel so alone. Everyone's a racist in the USA who doesn't go along with the agenda. Sick.

Peter1469
04-06-2012, 10:48 PM
I voted other.

What divides us the most is the desire or lack thereof for government to solve all of our problems.

Statism v. liberty.

spunkloaf
04-06-2012, 11:20 PM
In true fashion you left out left wing socialism, Is there a reason you left out any link to leftest progressiveness? Those are classic progressive positions and they are worn out, come up with something new. Honestly if you make a poll you should include something for informed people to pick from. A purely left wing mandate really doesn't leave any room for we who actually read and research things to pick from. It's like saying Biden is an idiot, YES or NO. Duh, yes he is.

There's no left wing socialism. It's Keynesian capitalism.

Captain Obvious
04-06-2012, 11:28 PM
There's no left wing socialism. It's Keynesian capitalism.

OK, who bought you the political bathroom reader?

Peter1469
04-07-2012, 12:16 AM
There's no left wing socialism. It's Keynesian capitalism.

What is the difference between the two Spunk?

Dr Jimmy
04-07-2012, 01:02 AM
I love it when racists out themselves. Makes my job so much easier. :)


Was it the watermellon or the KFC that gave him up? :icon_scratch: