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Welcome to Political Visions.
The aim of this group is to learn about other peoples political visions and discuss those visions. How they envision the structure of the political system to be. The roles of the participants within the system. It could be a broad outline view or just an element or sub element of the political system. It is about political ideas whether they be socialistic, conservative, liberal, big government, little government, the role of the people within the political system, the role of government at all levels of your country. What you think should be in a constitution and a charter of rights and freedoms within a society. The obligations that those freedoms and rights impose on you as an individual.
Post your vision as a discussion to make it easier to discuss and understand your ideas for a political system.

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Does Political Democracy Foreshadow Economic Democracy?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Jaume Nov 5, 2014. 7 Replies

For eons, the bigger and stronger ate the smaller and weaker. The surviving smaller and weaker gradually devised a relationship in which they would not be eaten, and named it democracy. (Instead of…Continue

Tags: politics, economics, democracy, capitalism

Questions

Started by Davy. Last reply by Stephen May 22, 2014. 47 Replies

QuestionsThe following questions are questions that I've been thinking upon for a long time what are your thoughts on the questions and Why!I'll set them so that you can reply to each…Continue

Tags: thinking, why, questions, Thoughts

Your political Compass

Started by Davy. Last reply by doone May 18, 2014. 2 Replies

Ever wonder where which way your political compass points?Take the test here and see the direction the wind blows for you.The political…Continue

Tags: wing, right, left, compass, Political

DEMOCRACY

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris Oct 5, 2012. 12 Replies

DEMOCRACYA democracy has to be a SECULAR State to ensure that laws passed by your parliament do not interfere with rights and obligations of one person or group of people within your society. The…Continue

Tags: council, parliament, government, Democracy

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Comment by Chris on Wednesday

In some San Francisco Bay area California U.S.A cities different voting methods are used. The rest of the country may view them as test cases.

The typical first past poll where the candidate with the most votes wins has been traditional.

Proportional methods of ranking candatites allows third party condenders a chance of wining. It would be great if that method of vodting became state and nation wide.

Comment by Chris on Tuesday

Wouldn't it be interesting if there was a real presidential debate maybe using Oxford rules.

Comment by Chris on Tuesday

For any who watched the lying contest between Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton here is link to a NYT's fact check.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/27/us/politics/fact-check-debate.htm...

Please continue through the link to the article to read more.

Comment by Chris on September 16, 2016 at 1:18am

Can the 2016 Election Be Hacked or Disrupted?Congress Listens to Te...

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology was briefed Tuesday on 2016’s doomsday election scenario: what would happen if Russians, or another army of cyber hackers, attempted to infiltrate and corrupt the presidential election voting machinery.

What made the hearing so riveting was the schism between the assessments given. On one hand, a top federal technology officer, senior state election administrator and civilian partner downplayed this summer’s Russian hack into voter registration databases in two states, with two of them saying they were more worried about cyber threats sullying voter confidence than disrupting elections.

But the panel's lone computer security expert unequivocally testified that a targeted cyber attack in a battleground state could easily overwhelm established voting protocols and force the presidential vote to be rerun—which has never happened. (On Wednesday, Russia was said to be behind hacks of medical records of U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams.)

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology was briefed Tuesday on 2016’s doomsday election scenario: what would happen if Russians, or another army of cyber hackers, attempted to infiltrate and corrupt the presidential election voting machinery.

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology was briefed Tuesday on 2016’s doomsday election scenario: what would happen if Russians, or another army of cyber hackers, attempted to infiltrate and corrupt the presidential election voting machinery.

More in the above link.

Comment by Chris on January 25, 2016 at 10:06am

I just received an email about group that tracks Legislation in the U.S.

Legislation Tracker.

Worried About Legislation In Your State? Stay Informed Using AU’s New State Bill Tracker

As state legislatures convene across the country to start their 2016 legislative sessions, Americans United is gearing up our Protect Thy Neighbor (PTN) project to monitor and fight legislation that would allow individuals, businesses, and government employees to harm others in the name of religion.

Now, you can follow along too by using PTN’s new legislation tracking page. Keep up with the latest news, legislative information, and ways to take action in the states and on the federal level. We'll update the status of bills every Tuesday and Friday, and provide you with latest legislative news as it breaks.

TODAY WE PRESENT:
The 5 Worst State Legislative Ideas of the Year . . . So Far.
Georgia Lawmakers Look to Pass "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" (RFRA) and "First Amendment Defense Act" (FADA) - Georgia could be ground zero in the fight over so-called “religious freedom” bills this session.

Indiana RFRA Redux - Last year, Indiana ignited a national firestorm when it adopted its state RFRA. Inexplicably, Indiana legislators are eager to relive that experience this year.

Florida RFRA on Steroids - Lawmakers want to add language to an existing RFRA to provide blanket religious exemptions to businesses, health care providers, and child placement agencies.

Kentucky Marriage Bills - In a reaction to Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis’s refusal to allow anyone in her office to provide a marriage certificate to same-sex couples, the Kentucky legislature has introduced four bills that would allow government employees and officials to deny marriage licenses or refuse to solemnize marriages if they object to the marriages on the basis of religion.

New Mexico RFRA Expansion – A new bill would make the state’s existing RFRA worse by allowing for-profit companies to use the legislation to obtain religious exemptions and permitting people and corporations to use RFRA against private parties rather than just the government.

It was hard to limit this list of terrible ideas to only five - we're tracking and fighting so many other bad bills, and we expect many more as state sessions get underway. Stay tuned and check the new PTN legislative tracker regularly for up-to-date information and news.
Sincerely,


Maggie Garrett
AU Legislative Director

Comment by Chris on December 15, 2015 at 2:15am

Column: Political speech is nonsense because it works

Ben Carson, left, and Donald Trump, back to camera, make their way through the spin room following the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Do you think that this is a profound statement? “Intention and attention are mystery’s manifestation.”

What about this one? “Hidden meanings transform unseen beauty.”

Both statements are, of course, nonsense, understood in a particular sense: not a lie, but a kind of verbal smokescreen, designed to suggest depth and insight but actually vague, vacuous or meaningless. As we’ll see, an understanding of pretentious-sounding gibberish and its frequent power tells us something important about contemporary politics. But we need a little social science first.

Gordon Pennycook, a psychologist at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, recently led a team of researchers in an investigation of how people react to “pseudo-profound” nonsense. As an initial test, they presented 280 undergraduates with 10 sentences that consisted, like the two sentences above, of vague, randomly chosen buzzwords.

The researchers asked students to use a 5-point scale to rate the profoundness of each statement, defined as “of deep meaning” (which was, of course, entirely absent from all of them). On the scale, 1 meant “not profound at all,” 2 meant “somewhat profound,” 3 meant “fairly profound,” 4 meant “definitely profound,” and 5 meant “very profound.”

The average rating was 2.6, meaning that most people agreed that randomly chosen buzzwords were closest to “fairly profound.” In a follow-up study, some people were even willing to say that completely vacuous statements -- such as “Most people enjoy at least some sort of music” -- were at least somewhat profound.

Pennycook and his colleagues also investigated the individual characteristics that lead people to regard baloney as profound. Not surprisingly, they found that people are more receptive to it if they do less well on measures of analytical thinking, such as numeracy and verbal intelligence. They also found that people are more open to this stuff if they also hold paranormal beliefs, endorse alternative medicine or accept conspiracy theories.

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Comment by Chris on October 30, 2015 at 2:19am

It's intesting to see liberal parties have some control in Canada and England. Will it happen in Austrailia, Scotland and Ireland?

Comment by Chris on October 30, 2015 at 2:08am

Sadly segments (Libeterians?) think that unfettered capitalism and markets make society better.  "Think" in this case is a Non-sequator.

Comment by doone on October 30, 2015 at 1:37am

Baboons would behave better than  those clowns.   Ironic that a whole  segment of our society are cheering  on the possibility of having  no  government.

Comment by Chris on October 30, 2015 at 1:28am

Here Here,

I enjoy watching Parlement in Canada, the U.K. and Australia.

Congress in the U.S. seems like the name means a bunch of Baboons, orcrastrated by mass media who promote clapping seals.

 

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