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ZapFinch42

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Surprise! I'm not a Conservative!

I have been posting for a couple days now but I thought it was time to introduce myself to the board.
I suppose the most important thing for people to know about me as it pertains to this site is that I am a liberal progressive living in the blue suburbs of a very red state.
As far as specifics on my political beliefs:


I am proponent of Keynesian economics with the major exception of central banking.
I believe in well executed government social programs as well as federal and international aid.
I don't agree with the war on drugs and I would be ok with the legalization of medical marijuana.
I am a strong proponent of universal equality.
I am a very very strong proponent of STEM based education and that better scientific understanding leads to a better human condition. Being in the STEM field professionally probably contributes to this.

There are a few spots where I tend to disagree with other liberals for example:
The war on terrorism is not a bad thing. Whether or not it has been well executed is the question.
I am adamantly opposed to the extremist antiGMO wave currently sweeping through (ultra)liberal politics.
I am (PERSONALLY) opposed to abortion, I do not believe I have the right to give a litmus test to candidates of the human race. However I am strongly in support of abortion being a legal, safe and accesible option for those who do not feel the way I do.


Random Facts
I am a geek. Comics video games movies and books all occupy a place in my life. Barry Allen is a hero to me. The Mass Effect Trilogy is the best video game series ever (well maybe not the last five minutes but that is a discussion for another time). Some of my favorite books include: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Brothers Karamazov, Alice in Wonderland, The Moral Landscape, Walden and Frankenstein. Almost everything Dr Sagan wrote and the greatest american novel To Kill a Mockingbird. I am aslo an avid hiker and runner.

That is all I got for you. I hope to talk to you all soon and thanks for reading!
 

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Surprise! I'm not a Conservative!

I have been posting for a couple days now but I thought it was time to introduce myself to the board.
I suppose the most important thing for people to know about me as it pertains to this site is that I am a liberal progressive living in the blue suburbs of a very red state.
As far as specifics on my political beliefs:


I am proponent of Keynesian economics with the major exception of central banking.
I believe in well executed government social programs as well as federal and international aid.
I don't agree with the war on drugs and I would be ok with the legalization of medical marijuana.
I am a strong proponent of universal equality.
I am a very very strong proponent of STEM based education and that better scientific understanding leads to a better human condition. Being in the STEM field professionally probably contributes to this.

There are a few spots where I tend to disagree with other liberals for example:
The war on terrorism is not a bad thing. Whether or not it has been well executed is the question.
I am adamantly opposed to the extremist antiGMO wave currently sweeping through (ultra)liberal politics.
I am (PERSONALLY) opposed to abortion, I do not believe I have the right to give a litmus test to candidates of the human race. However I am strongly in support of abortion being a legal, safe and accesible option for those who do not feel the way I do.


Random Facts
I am a geek. Comics video games movies and books all occupy a place in my life. Barry Allen is a hero to me. The Mass Effect Trilogy is the best video game series ever (well maybe not the last five minutes but that is a discussion for another time). Some of my favorite books include: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Brothers Karamazov, Alice in Wonderland, The Moral Landscape, Walden and Frankenstein. Almost everything Dr Sagan wrote and the greatest american novel To Kill a Mockingbird. I am aslo an avid hiker and runner.

That is all I got for you. I hope to talk to you all soon and thanks for reading!

Good morning!

:wcm: Hope you enjoy it here!
 

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Greetings ZapFinch42.....Welcome to the Forums of Debate Politics.
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Welcome to our little corner of the 'net.

Shin guards are optional. :wink:
 

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Welcome ZapFinch....are there such things as well executed government social programs?

Surprise! I'm not a Conservative!

I have been posting for a couple days now but I thought it was time to introduce myself to the board.
I suppose the most important thing for people to know about me as it pertains to this site is that I am a liberal progressive living in the blue suburbs of a very red state.
As far as specifics on my political beliefs:


I am proponent of Keynesian economics with the major exception of central banking.
I believe in well executed government social programs as well as federal and international aid.
I don't agree with the war on drugs and I would be ok with the legalization of medical marijuana.
I am a strong proponent of universal equality.
I am a very very strong proponent of STEM based education and that better scientific understanding leads to a better human condition. Being in the STEM field professionally probably contributes to this.

There are a few spots where I tend to disagree with other liberals for example:
The war on terrorism is not a bad thing. Whether or not it has been well executed is the question.
I am adamantly opposed to the extremist antiGMO wave currently sweeping through (ultra)liberal politics.
I am (PERSONALLY) opposed to abortion, I do not believe I have the right to give a litmus test to candidates of the human race. However I am strongly in support of abortion being a legal, safe and accesible option for those who do not feel the way I do.


Random Facts
I am a geek. Comics video games movies and books all occupy a place in my life. Barry Allen is a hero to me. The Mass Effect Trilogy is the best video game series ever (well maybe not the last five minutes but that is a discussion for another time). Some of my favorite books include: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Brothers Karamazov, Alice in Wonderland, The Moral Landscape, Walden and Frankenstein. Almost everything Dr Sagan wrote and the greatest american novel To Kill a Mockingbird. I am aslo an avid hiker and runner.

That is all I got for you. I hope to talk to you all soon and thanks for reading!
 

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Surprise! I'm not a Conservative!

I have been posting for a couple days now but I thought it was time to introduce myself to the board.
I suppose the most important thing for people to know about me as it pertains to this site is that I am a liberal progressive living in the blue suburbs of a very red state.
As far as specifics on my political beliefs:


I am proponent of Keynesian economics with the major exception of central banking.
I believe in well executed government social programs as well as federal and international aid.
I don't agree with the war on drugs and I would be ok with the legalization of medical marijuana.
I am a strong proponent of universal equality.
I am a very very strong proponent of STEM based education and that better scientific understanding leads to a better human condition. Being in the STEM field professionally probably contributes to this.

There are a few spots where I tend to disagree with other liberals for example:
The war on terrorism is not a bad thing. Whether or not it has been well executed is the question.
I am adamantly opposed to the extremist antiGMO wave currently sweeping through (ultra)liberal politics.
I am (PERSONALLY) opposed to abortion, I do not believe I have the right to give a litmus test to candidates of the human race. However I am strongly in support of abortion being a legal, safe and accesible option for those who do not feel the way I do.


Random Facts
I am a geek. Comics video games movies and books all occupy a place in my life. Barry Allen is a hero to me. The Mass Effect Trilogy is the best video game series ever (well maybe not the last five minutes but that is a discussion for another time). Some of my favorite books include: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Brothers Karamazov, Alice in Wonderland, The Moral Landscape, Walden and Frankenstein. Almost everything Dr Sagan wrote and the greatest american novel To Kill a Mockingbird. I am aslo an avid hiker and runner.

That is all I got for you. I hope to talk to you all soon and thanks for reading!

But most importantly - are you a Whovian?
 

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Are you ready for TWELVE?!

Absolutely though I am apparently the only person in my circle of Whovians who is excited for Twelve. The little vest grab he did during his intro sealed it for me.
 

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Absolutely though I am apparently the only person in my circle of Whovians who is excited for Twelve. The little vest grab he did during his intro sealed it for me.

I just think he'll be perfect. Matthew Smith did nothing for me.
 

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I just think he'll be perfect. Matthew Smith did nothing for me.

I loved Smith's Doctor but the writing the last few series as been well awful. The River Song arc is the stuff of nightmares
 

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I loved Smith's Doctor but the writing the last few series as been well awful. The River Song arc is the stuff of nightmares

Are we switching writers again, then?
 

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Surprise! I'm not a Conservative!

I have been posting for a couple days now but I thought it was time to introduce myself to the board.
I suppose the most important thing for people to know about me as it pertains to this site is that I am a liberal progressive living in the blue suburbs of a very red state.
As far as specifics on my political beliefs:


I am proponent of Keynesian economics with the major exception of central banking.
I believe in well executed government social programs as well as federal and international aid.
I don't agree with the war on drugs and I would be ok with the legalization of medical marijuana.
I am a strong proponent of universal equality.
I am a very very strong proponent of STEM based education and that better scientific understanding leads to a better human condition. Being in the STEM field professionally probably contributes to this.

There are a few spots where I tend to disagree with other liberals for example:
The war on terrorism is not a bad thing. Whether or not it has been well executed is the question.
I am adamantly opposed to the extremist antiGMO wave currently sweeping through (ultra)liberal politics.
I am (PERSONALLY) opposed to abortion, I do not believe I have the right to give a litmus test to candidates of the human race. However I am strongly in support of abortion being a legal, safe and accesible option for those who do not feel the way I do.


Random Facts
I am a geek. Comics video games movies and books all occupy a place in my life. Barry Allen is a hero to me. The Mass Effect Trilogy is the best video game series ever (well maybe not the last five minutes but that is a discussion for another time). Some of my favorite books include: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Brothers Karamazov, Alice in Wonderland, The Moral Landscape, Walden and Frankenstein. Almost everything Dr Sagan wrote and the greatest american novel To Kill a Mockingbird. I am aslo an avid hiker and runner.

That is all I got for you. I hope to talk to you all soon and thanks for reading!

The conservative movement is not as strong as it once was in AZ.

Today, AZ has things like good schools (i. e. the BASIS schools), ethnic restaurants, Latinos, and uncensored Internet access--all things that are dreaded by conservatives. AZ is also home to many who engage in homosexual acts, and that has scared off many conservatives and caused them to move to MS. Lastly, many in the AZ legislature have learned to read and write, a fact which, more than anything else, is slowly (but gradually) nailing the conservatives' coffins in the state.

True, there are still the occasional chris simcoxes and russel pearces in the state, but today they have mostly been marginalized. The days of the jeff groscosts and karen johnsons running AZ are long gone.
 

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Arizona got ruined be Liberals fleeing the socialist republic of California and an invasion from south of the border.
I remember the Arizona of the 60's when Phoenix was the size Tucson is today.
Don't you (whatever you are calling yourselves this week) worry, there will always be enclaves of Conservatives that you can't get at.
 

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Arizona got ruined be Liberals fleeing the socialist republic of California and an invasion from south of the border.
I remember the Arizona of the 60's when Phoenix was the size Tucson is today.
Don't you (whatever you are calling yourselves this week) worry, there will always be enclaves of Conservatives that you can't get at.

False. Kingman, AZ is still accessible to the general public via highways. . .

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=kingman, az&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=N&tab=wl
 

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Ha! I traveled the Phoenix - Yuma corridor a couple times a year not long ago. What we always encountered was that if you went into a 7-11, gas station or convenience store to ask directions, NOBODY knew where they were. They didn't know the next street over and they never knew where anything outside the convenience store was. This happened so often that we laughed at it's predictability. Speaking English, of course, was always a problem.

May be time to take another look at those brave new world Arizona schools.
 
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you are right about that, everyone here is from somewhere else
as a kid it was made evident that I didn't have a 'regional' accent
we spoke as you'd see the national newscasters speak (back when)
'unaccented American english' this was said to be because in Phoenix
there wasn't a large enough influx from any one region

as for knowing where you are here I can imagine that being an issue, the area you describe
is a featureless non-descript desert wasteland ;)
 
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