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9/11 FORUM BIO QUESTIONS
Posted: Posted January 20th, 2015
Edited January 20th, 2015 by Arch
20/01/2015 -- In the beginning were the words. Bios v. 0.10001 Vanilla Ice edition.
Who are you? What do you believe in?
In line with the site-wide policy of dragging us kicking and screaming into the new age of GTX.0, myself and Famov decided to go ahead with the promised bios. The revamp remains a twinkle in our collective eyes; arbitrarily delaying this for the revamp seems a little, well, arbitrary.
These aren't mandatory, but, as we've done many times with the political compass and various quizzes, it'd be swell to produce a snapshot and barometer of our sub-community here and provide some cogency - the more bios the merrier.
As far as formatting goes, one bio per person, and this should be contained to one post. Debate and discussion of topics should be relegated to separate threads.
Feel free to suggest your own questions if you so wish. If we think of some more decent ones, or like certain suggestions, we will add them and highlight these additions.
These are, of course, not concrete bios; you are more than welcome to edit at a future date if your views evolve. But it'd be great if you could add a note explaining this change if you feel the need to do so. This is more for interest: a number of individuals have developed their views and identities over the years, especially since the original GT. It'd be interesting to document some sort of narrative.
All of this is also to allow the NSA to easily identify and observe you, naturally.
So without further ado, here they are.
PHILOSOPHY AND IDEOLOGY
What do you politically describe yourself as? Or do you renounce labels as a whole?
What political party, if any, would you be most willing to associate yourself with?
Put in general terms, what should be the role of government? What must a government do (and what must it not do) to legitimize itself?
What economic issues are most important to you, and where do you stand on them?
Examples include taxation (progressive, regressive, flat rate, or none at all), spending (federal, state, and local; military, education, income inequality, urban renewal, technology, and medicine), monetary policy, and so on.
Where do you stand on immigration policy?
Should borders be relaxed, tightened, or closed completely?
Should policy reflect a preference for people from a certain region, culture, or religion?
Should there be in place a process for accepting refugees seeking asylum?
What role should your home nation play on the world stage?
When should it exercise its military capabilities on foreign soil?
Should your country have foreign allies, and if so what would that alliance entail?
Where do you stand on nuclear weapons?
How should the government recognize religion, if at all?
When a religious practice comes into conflict with established law, how should the government respond? Should religious organizations be tax exempt?
What are your views on climate change?
What are your views on energy resources?
To what extent should the government create policy regarding the protection of the environment?
To what extent should there be an official acknowledgement of "animal rights"?
Is it acceptable to test medical and cosmetic products on animals?
LAW AND JUSTICE
What is the primary purpose of the criminal justice system?
Should a prison be concerned mostly with punishment, rehabilitation, or something else?
Where do you stand on what are often deemed "victimless crimes"? This can include drug use, sex issues, and various other lifestyle choices.
Where do you stand on life issues? This can include capital punishment, abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research, and so on.
Where do you stand on the right of the individual to create, acquire, and sell firearms?
Would you be willing to live in a country other than the one you were born in? If so, where would you choose?
Do you read any publications? Are you subscribed to any paper supplements? Are there any online blogs or websites for current affairs and politics that you follow?
Which political figures do you particularly admire?
If you could pick a 9/11 reg to have a drink with, who would you choose? Where would you go and what would you do
and will it result in passionate love making, a nuclear family with 2.1 children and retirement plans together?
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