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Old 22nd January 2012, 09:59 PM   #6554  /  #51
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Worse, most of the harvest is for processing out of the country, the trees are reduced to chips here and shipped away to be turned into end products that get shipped back to us at many times the cost of the resource was sold for.
Apparently your government has made production too costly.
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Old 22nd January 2012, 10:03 PM   #6555  /  #52
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Much of the land clearcut here is not Crown land, but owned by forestry companies or individual woodlot owners. They don't care, it's fat profit. A few industrial harvesters and a small crew of human operators can raze hectares of land in a single day.

And yes, they are pretty damned greedy.
The 'get it now' attitude currently in vogue is fostered by government, see, one never knows what taxation and regulation government will impose next election.
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Old 22nd January 2012, 10:52 PM   #6591  /  #53
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Economic Left/Right: -4.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.05




So, right where Ghandi is on the chart, basically.
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Old 22nd January 2012, 11:23 PM   #6610  /  #54
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Old 22nd January 2012, 11:27 PM   #6614  /  #55
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Economic Left/Right: -4.88
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So, right where Ghandi is on the chart, basically.
Along with the whole hating blacks thing? Or is that just Ghandi?
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Old 22nd January 2012, 11:38 PM   #6628  /  #56
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Did Ghandi hate blacks?
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Old 22nd January 2012, 11:59 PM   #6656  /  #57
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Did Ghandi hate blacks?
all important people are called racist of one sort or another
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Old 23rd January 2012, 01:42 AM   #6786  /  #58
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Did Ghandi hate blacks?
Quite the Hindu, he was. He considered blacks part of the 'slave caste', and advocated racial segregation between Indians and blacks, considering them (blacks) sub-human.

So, yeah.
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Old 23rd January 2012, 01:56 AM   #6804  /  #59
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Much of the land clearcut here is not Crown land, but owned by forestry companies or individual woodlot owners. They don't care, it's fat profit. A few industrial harvesters and a small crew of human operators can raze hectares of land in a single day.

And yes, they are pretty damned greedy.
The 'get it now' attitude currently in vogue is fostered by government, see, one never knows what taxation and regulation government will impose next election.
Jerome. You're not fooling anybody, we've all seen your political chart now.
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Old 23rd January 2012, 01:58 AM   #6806  /  #60
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That opinion fits perfectly with the chart.
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Old 23rd January 2012, 02:08 AM   #6814  /  #61
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conservative gone liberal gone conservative eh?
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Old 23rd January 2012, 03:12 AM   #6846  /  #62
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Yeah, it's a weird test. An alarming number of the questions don't have any answer that correlates to my actual political beliefs. And the closest of four possibles misrepresents those beliefs.
Just so. The questions are weird, and there's no way I could answer them all with anything that makes sense to me. I answered them anyway as best I could, and I think for me the result came out about right despite the screwy questions.
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Old 23rd January 2012, 05:30 AM   #6902  /  #63
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Did Ghandi hate blacks?
Quite the Hindu, he was. He considered blacks part of the 'slave caste', and advocated racial segregation between Indians and blacks, considering them (blacks) sub-human.

So, yeah.
AWESOME!

Maybe his punishment is endless blowjobs from Mother Theresa in hell.

(remember how she glorified suffering...)
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Old 23rd January 2012, 07:07 AM   #6927  /  #64
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Did Ghandi hate blacks?
Quite the Hindu, he was. He considered blacks part of the 'slave caste', and advocated racial segregation between Indians and blacks, considering them (blacks) sub-human.

So, yeah.
Hmm, interesting, I didn't know that.
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Old 23rd January 2012, 07:31 AM   #6935  /  #65
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Did Ghandi hate blacks?
Quite the Hindu, he was. He considered blacks part of the 'slave caste', and advocated racial segregation between Indians and blacks, considering them (blacks) sub-human.

So, yeah.
Hmm, interesting, I didn't know that.

Not many people do. It's just like Mother Theresa accepting donations from corrupt and violent dictators, and spending more money on conversion centres than she did in quality medical health care centres.

Reminds me presently of Assange, actually. Willing to overlook the reality of his ideology because you like the fantasy of it.
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Old 23rd January 2012, 01:57 PM   #7023  /  #66
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Old 23rd January 2012, 02:19 PM   #7031  /  #67
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Old 23rd January 2012, 02:43 PM   #7042  /  #68
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lol that I am the most balanced

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Old 23rd January 2012, 04:29 PM   #7087  /  #69
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Well, I'm not too keen on the wording of some of the statements, but ...

... here's mine




Here are some thoughts I had about the statements in the past:

I'm just curious ... There are no savage and civilised peoples; there are only different cultures. I disagreed with this. What do others think? (Edit: I've started a thread on this here for those interested)


Statements I had a problem with or had to give more thought than the others:

People are ultimately divided more by class than by nationality.

I went with 'disagree' simply because I don't know ... though I could just as readily put agree there, because that's how it seems to be divided to me. I guess it's a case of not being comfortable about assuming something I'm not certain about ...

Controlling inflation is more important than controlling unemployment.

I went with 'agree' here, though I'm not convinced in my own view on it ... would appreciate hearing what others think on this one ...

A genuine free market requires restrictions on the ability of predator multinationals to create monopolies.

The freer the market, the freer the people.


After agreeing with the first of the above two statements I disagreed with the second. Just because one statement follows the other in the list, the truth about one doesn't necessarily follow the other, IMO (not that that was implied) ...

Our civil liberties are being excessively curbed in the name of counter-terrorism.

Though I think our civil liberties are being curbed, I think the word 'excessively' is an exageration (atm anyway) so I went with 'disagree' ... but not certain on that one ... should the curbing of civil liberty be considered 'excessive' regardless of degree?

Land shouldn't be a commodity to be bought and sold.

This one on page two I had the most difficulty with. I'm really on the fence with this one as I can relate to an idealistic notion of communal sharing sans authoritarian dictatorship ... and how the philosophy of such a society might be more enlightened about humanitarian, environmental and conservation issues ... but from a purely pragmatic (and selfish) perspective, I had to disagree with the above statement.
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Old 23rd January 2012, 04:52 PM   #7104  /  #70
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lol that I am the most balanced

Most offsetting, you mean :p
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Old 23rd January 2012, 04:53 PM   #7105  /  #71
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Yes elouise, I struggled with that land question, too.
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Old 23rd January 2012, 05:29 PM   #7123  /  #72
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I don't have a high opinion of it.

Nevertheless it puts me with Izdaari, which is probably about right:

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Old 24th January 2012, 01:11 AM   #7345  /  #73
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Did Ghandi hate blacks?
Quite the Hindu, he was. He considered blacks part of the 'slave caste', and advocated racial segregation between Indians and blacks, considering them (blacks) sub-human.

So, yeah.
Hmm, interesting, I didn't know that.
I know that under the polite veneer, a lot of folks I have known from India (or Indian parents) are shockingly racist against the untouchable caste. Can't get them to talk about it easily, but it's there very clearly (and more clearly, I hear, if you live there in an under-caste)
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Old 24th January 2012, 02:10 AM   #7387  /  #74
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Here's mine.

Most of us feel rather strongly, whether in agreement or disagreement. To those of you that I know, I'm so surprised.


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Old 24th January 2012, 03:43 AM   #7423  /  #75
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there's quite a knot of people on that spot
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