View Poll Results: Have you changed any of your stances/positions?

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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Sadly, that's about spot on. I think there are many more things to worry about, like the continuing war, our debt, the failing economy, etc. But apparently we like beating dead horses. Surprised PETA ain't complained yet.
    I agree. Sadly enough, after having posted on several political forums over the years... it always seems the most important and urgent issues aren't discussed nearly as often and with as much passion as the most times, insignificant in the big picture, issues.
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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    I quite often get up to make a cup of tea and have a stretch, and sometimes I lie on the sofa with the laptop... I probably don't change my position as much as I should.
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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    Due partly to Kandahar's argumentation, I am now opposed to taxing business income.
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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    I agree. Sadly enough, after having posted on several political forums over the years... it always seems the most important and urgent issues aren't discussed nearly as often and with as much passion as the most times, insignificant in the big picture, issues.
    Because hte more important issues are complex and downright exhausting.

    And many require an effort of personal knowledge and self-guided education on the subject (research, reading, understanding, asking little questions)

    heck - when I did my research to understand the whole Clinton-Surplus issue I took freaking notes like I was in school
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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    My opinion on gays in the military was that it was stupid to ban gays but not being in the military i did not think I should comment on an institution I was not in. Now I support gays in the military and advocate that. This was a gradual change that started in law school almost 30 years ago when a guy I met told me he had been discharged from naval intelligence for being gay and "subject to blackmail" even though he was out of the closet. That started me thinking it was stupid to ban openly gay members of the military



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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    I agree. Sadly enough, after having posted on several political forums over the years... it always seems the most important and urgent issues aren't discussed nearly as often and with as much passion as the most times, insignificant in the big picture, issues.
    It's not even on political forums, it's the national media as well. This dumbing down of the political process and the People is not a good thing.
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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It's not even on political forums, it's the national media as well. This dumbing down of the political process and the People is not a good thing.
    I've found most people are just totally apathetic.
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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    My beliefs didn't change as such, but I became more conscious of their limitations and tried to make improvements.
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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    Not really. If my mind changes after I post something, it is more than likely because of outside research or thinking from historical writings, be they secondary sources or primary.
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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    I've found most people are just totally apathetic.
    well I read a study that said more people can name the last two finalists of AMERICAN IDOL than the two senators from their home state. No wonder we get some of the clowns in office that we do



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