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A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Mar 20th, 2006 at 05:20:53 PM EST
Any chance you could add titles to the names?

I mean, Comrade Chairman down there?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Mar 20th, 2006 at 05:26:05 PM EST
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I think the "Comrade Chairman" is obvious from the context.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Mar 20th, 2006 at 05:27:54 PM EST
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So does Jérôme get Leader of the Counter-Revolution?

I presume I get the title Mr Boring?

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Mar 20th, 2006 at 05:28:48 PM EST
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So does Jérôme get Leader of the Counter-Revolution?

Emmanuel Orguillet!

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Mar 20th, 2006 at 05:37:18 PM EST
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Nah, that result's an outlier compared to several others I've done. (Probably reading a whole DKos thread did it to me). My average score is near -7; -7.

Who does that leave in the Chairman position?

Chairman DoDao!

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 02:12:59 AM EST
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Actually, a committee of three: DoDao, Sam and Izzy.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 02:15:56 AM EST
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With ThatBritGuy, we are the Gang of Four!

Now, who is our nemesis Deng Xiao-Ping?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 02:51:10 AM EST
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If you add ThatBritGuy you have to bring in poemless.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 06:17:53 AM EST
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darn, I came in late... any hope of a redrawn chart with us late-arriving data points?

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...
by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 02:39:44 AM EST
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You're there. Try reloading the labelled graph image.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 02:53:55 AM EST
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I also added Elco.B

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 02:56:05 AM EST
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yow-za!  this is the first time I have ever felt middle-of-the-road ... but perhaps this is because Green/energy issues were not on the question list?

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...
by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 04:58:37 PM EST
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You're right: environmental issues are largely orthogonal to this test.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 05:00:09 PM EST
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I know how you feel.  This is the first time I've been to right of anybody on anything!

(Sob I don't want to have to go plant rice!)

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 09:20:08 PM EST
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Planting rice is one of the good jobs...

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...
by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 09:45:49 PM EST
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In point of fact, of course, the Chairman would have been way up near the top on the Authoritarian scale...
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 04:08:15 AM EST
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Well, and the real Mao wasn't that much of a social progressive either, nor did he think about environment-friendly economics (e.g. I'd place him at -5, +8), so stop playing spoilsports :-)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 04:40:14 AM EST
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What, you don't want to be Chairman?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 06:09:15 AM EST
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Are you testing my loyalty, o Comrade Chairman?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 06:13:18 AM EST
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With a couple of million petit-bourgeois counter-revolutionary intellectuals about to leave for the rice-paddies to work till they drop, I think you'd better guess the right answer to that question.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 07:12:58 AM EST
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oops, DoDo, you should have used a capital 'O' to address  Comrade Chairman. Your days are numbered now.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 07:18:51 AM EST
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A triumvirate wouldn't be nearly as much fun.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 06:18:16 AM EST
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So - a clear French right wing taking shape there. (Apart from Alex, who's a splitter.)

And conversely a strong US contingent that's more left wing than many of the Euros.

So - how do we go about getting starting our own parties and getting secret loans?

(That was the point of this, wasn't it?)

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Mar 20th, 2006 at 05:26:52 PM EST
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I see whataboutbob is the perfect frontpager: he can't be accused of bias when doing the diary promotions!

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Mar 20th, 2006 at 05:49:08 PM EST
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And the Convex Hull Awards (nicknamed the Extremist Awards) go to (in clockwise order):
  • Agnes a Paris
  • Francois a Paris
  • MarekNYC
  • Jerome a Paris
  • ATinNM
  • Sam
  • Afew
  • Izzy
  • NearlyNormal
Let's have a round of applause!

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Mar 20th, 2006 at 06:03:45 PM EST
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Sorry, Marek does not get a Convex Hull Award, but a Pareto Optimal Award (the consolation prize).

Everyone else is just mainstream, especially Bob.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Mar 20th, 2006 at 06:05:25 PM EST
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The Queen of the Whip award goes to Agnès ;)
The Lord of Cigars award goes to Jérôme.
Afew racks up both the Chairman Mao and the Rastafarai awards.
by Alex in Toulouse on Mon Mar 20th, 2006 at 06:09:46 PM EST
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Does this translate as ...

Left to Right rankings:

afew
Izzy
DoDo / ThatBritGuy / poemless
NearlyNomad
Melanchthon    / Alexandra in WMass
dvx / Migeru
Alex in Toulouse / Barbara
whataboutbob
Sam
Fran
Metatone
Agnès
Colman
François
MarekNYC
AtinTM
Jérôme

Cushion to Whip rankings:

afew
Sam
DoDo
ThatBritGuy
Migeru
poemless / Barbara / AtinTM
Izzy / Melanchthon
Jérôme
whataboutbob
Alexandra
dvx
MarekNYC
Metatone
Alex
François
Fran
NearlyNomad
Agnès

by Alex in Toulouse on Mon Mar 20th, 2006 at 06:22:29 PM EST
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Bah I think I left out half the names there. Sorry Colman, and please don't point that digeridoo at me.
Ok time for me to go to bed (early for a change!)
by Alex in Toulouse on Mon Mar 20th, 2006 at 06:24:09 PM EST
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These Parisians ... alala Paris.
by Alex in Toulouse on Mon Mar 20th, 2006 at 06:05:38 PM EST
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crowd goes wild!!1
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Mon Mar 20th, 2006 at 06:08:30 PM EST
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Wait... why am I gone?  I was there this morning.

<sniff> Nobody even missed me....

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 12:41:42 PM EST
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Fixed, now.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 02:04:04 PM EST
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Thanks!  I feel less invisible already.
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 02:06:08 PM EST
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Migeru, my score is roughly -7 for social, -2 for economics.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Mar 21st, 2006 at 01:17:18 PM EST
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