View Poll Results: What influenced your political outlook the most?

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  • Rush Limbaugh, Howard Stern, Disney, Metro-Goldwin-Mayer, FOX, CNN

    2 10.53%
  • A speech by Obama or Bush

    0 0%
  • Books

    11 57.89%
  • College

    3 15.79%
  • The pen is blue!

    3 15.79%
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Thread: What has influenced your way of thinking the most?

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    Re: What has influenced your way of thinking the most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    What has influenced your way of thinking the most?
    - 7 years of suffering in the Army
    - Seeing the world and realizing that america isn't the rainbowed unicorn paradise that you're told it is
    - 15 months in afghanistan
    - College science and engineering
    - My college physics professor
    - DebatePolitics.com
    - Lots of self-reflection and study

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    Re: What has influenced your way of thinking the most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    I meant more like what influenced your political thinking, not everything in general. Wish I could edit the title. Another ****ed up poll by me.
    No, you then accidentally asked the correct question. My political thinking is the same process as my other thinking. I have found some that don't actually think about political issues, they just follow their leaders rules, but you asked about thinking.

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    Re: What has influenced your way of thinking the most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    What has influenced your way of thinking the most?
    I would say that the biggest influence on the way I view politics is my childhood. I was raised in an environment where good values were taught, but enforcement was light. Iow, I was given the basics for positive social behaviors and values, but was given the freedom to succeed or fail, based on my own actions. I also come from practical-minded parents who had a live and let live approach, but didn't believe in saving people from their own mistakes.
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
    -C G Jung

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    Re: What has influenced your way of thinking the most?

    Parents
    3 years, six months and 28 days as USAF Security Police
    College
    Graduate school
    Reading - My parents loved to read and they passed that love of reading on to us.
    A lot of travel in the U.S and outside the U.S. - Travel changes perspective.
    Living far from where I grew up and far from family










    Somedays I stop and ask myself if it is going to be worth the effort of chewing through the restraints.


    "When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf



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