Thursday, April 13, 2006

Check out where you are on the Political Compass

Saw this at BlondeSense posted by Jersey Cynic. Find out where you are on the political compass here.

From the site:

"If we recognise that this is essentially an economic line it's fine, as far as it goes. We can show, for example, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and Pol Pot, with their commitment to a totally controlled economy, on the hard left. Socialists like Mahatma Gandhi and Robert Mugabe would occupy a less extreme leftist position. Margaret Thatcher would be well over to the right, but further right still would be someone like that ultimate free marketeer, General Pinochet."

"That deals with economics, but the social dimension is also important in politics. That's the one that the mere left-right scale doesn't adequately address. So we've added one, ranging in positions from extreme authoritarian to extreme libertarian."

Here's mine, in the lower left quad, closest to Gandhi, but more liberal. Opposite Hitler and Thatcher. Also very close to the Dalai Lama.

Economic Left/Right: -6.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.13

Gandhi and me and me. (without my glasses) and the Dalai Lama

Monday, April 03, 2006

John Keats

“Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.”
John Keats

Go here to read about all the works of John Keats. I'll have a link to the music I wrote to "Ode on a Grecian Urn" and "la Belle Dame Sans Merci" here soon.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Here's Mimi's puppies at 3 weeks and 3 days old. They are starting to hear and see more and more. Sometimes Mimi sits or stands to feed them. They have no teeth at this point and they get so excited to feed.