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Se Fossi un Elettore Americano…

… avrei grosse difficolta’ nel trovare le mie opinioni in uno dei candidati principali.

Ora capisco perchè nè Barack Obama nè Hillary Clinton mi ispirano granche’ entusiasmo

http://www.dehp.net/candidate/  Scegli il Candidato (in inglese)

Risultati e particolari delle mie risposte qui sotto.

I Miei Risultati
42 Kucinich
32 Gravel
15 Edwards
12 Richardson
12 Obama
12 Clinton
11 Biden
10 Dodd
-2 Paul
-6 McCain
-10 T. Thompson
-10 Giuliani
-13 Huckabee
-13 Brownback
-17 Cox
-30 Hunter
-31 Romney
-43 Tancredo

Le Mie Risposte
Diritto all’aborto – nessuna legislazione federale che vieta aborto. FAVOREVOLE/IMPORTANTE
Pena di morte – diritto dei singoli Stati di avere la pena capitale. CONTRARIO/IMPORTANTE
Nessun bambino lasciato indietro – supporto alla legge “No Child Left Behind” FAVOREVOLE/IMPORTANTE
Cellule staminali embrionali – legalizzare la ricerca che usa cellule staminali di derivazione embrionali. FAVOREVOLE/IMPORTANTE
Esplorazioni minerarie nell’ANWR – perforazioni alla ricerca di petrolio nel Rifugio Nazionale della Fauna Selvatica in Alaska. FAVOREVOLE/POCO IMPORTANTE
Kyoto – adesione degli USA al protocollo de Kyoto. CONTRARIO/POCO IMPORTANTE
Divieto delle armi da assalto – reintegrare il divieto delle armi da assalto FAVOREVOLE/POCO IMPORTANTE
Pistole – controlli su chi chieda il porto d’armi – controlli più completi per chi possegga una pistola. FAVOREVOLE/IMPORTANTE
Legge “Patriot Act”- proseguire quella legge d’emergenza varata dopo l’11 Settembre CONTRARIO/MOLTO IMPORTANTE
Guantanamo – proseguire una presenza militare alla baia de Guantanamo, Cuba. FAVOREVOLE/POCO IMPORTANTE
Tortura – torture possibili a prigionieri “combattenti nemici” o presunti terroristi. CONTRARIO/MOLTO IMPORTANTE
Intercettazioni – intercettazione di comunicazioni via internet/telefono senza autorizzazione preventiva della magistratura. CONTRARIO/POCO IMPORTANTE
Percorso verso la cittadinanza per immigrati illegali – stabilire un percorso grazie al quale gli stranieri illegali già negli Stati Uniti possano diventarne cittadini. FAVOREVOLE/MOLTO IMPORTANTE
Recinzione di confine – costruire una recinzione al confine fra gli Stati Uniti ed il Messico. CONTRARIO/IMPORTANTE
Neutralità della rete – fare in modo che le reti pubbliche trattino ugualmente tutti i contenuti, siti e piattaforme tecnologiche. FAVOREVOLE/POCO IMPORTANTE
Sanzioni all’Iran – mantenere le sanzioni economiche contro l’Iran. CONTRARIO/IMPORTANTE
Iran – azione militare – utilizzare un’azione militare per impedire all’Iran di ottenere armi nucleari. CONTRARIO/IMPORTANTE
Guerra in Irak – continuare la guerra contro i terroristi in Irak. CONTRARIO/POCO IMPORTANTE Aumento delle truppe in Irak – la presenza aumentata di truppe in Irak. FAVOREVOLE/IMPORTANTE
Ritiro dall’Irak – ritirarsi dall’Irak. FAVOREVOLE/IMPORTANTE
Aumento del salario minimo – aumento dello stipendio minimo. FAVOREVOLE/IMPORTANTE
Matrimoni omosessuali – permettere i matrimoni fra omosessuali. FAVOREVOLE/IMPORTANTE
Unioni civili omosessuali – permettere le unioni civili fra persone dello stesso sesso. FAVOREVOLE/IMPORTANTE
Divieto costituzionale dei matrimoni omosessuali – varare un emendameto che vieti I matrimoni omosesuali. CONTRARIO/IMPORTANTE
Sanita’ pubblica universale – stabilire di un sistema federale e universale di sanita’ pubblica. FAVOREVOLE/IMPORTANTE

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America Democracy English Politics USA USA 2008

If I Were a US Citizen…

…I’d be hard pressed to find any mainstream candidate sharing my views.

Now I know why neither Barack Obama nor Hillary Clinton inspire me much enthusiasm 😎

http://www.dehp.net/candidate/
Pick Your Candidate
Instructions: Go through each issue listed below and choose the stance you would prefer in a president. If a particular issue is important to you, select a different weight to the right. If an issue is not important to you, leave it as unknown/other. This site will attempt to match your views against the views of the US presidential candidates

Results and details of the answers below:

  • My Results

42 Kucinich
Disagreements: (4) ANWR Drilling, Kyoto, Guantanamo, Iraq, Troop Surge

32 Gravel
Disagreements: (4) No Child Left Behind, Kyoto, Guantanamo, Iraq Troop Surge

15 Edwards
Disagreements: (8) Death Penalty, ANWR Drilling, Patriot Act, Guantanamo, Iran Sanctions, Iran – Military Action, Iraq Troop Surge, Same-Sex Marriage

12 Richardson
Disagreements: (9) Death Penalty, Kyoto, Assault Weapons Ban, Patriot Act, Guantanamo, Iran Sanctions, Iran – Military
Action, Iraq Troop Surge, Same-Sex Marriage

12 Obama
Disagreements: (7) ANWR Drilling, Patriot Act, Guantanamo, Border Fence, Iran Sanctions, Iraq Troop Surge, Same-Sex Marriage

12 Clinton
Disagreements: (10) Death Penalty, ANWR Drilling, Kyoto, Patriot Act, Guantanamo, Border Fence, Iran Sanctions, Iran – Military
Action, Iraq Troop Surge, Same-Sex Marriage

11 Biden
Disagreements: (8) Death Penalty, ANWR Drilling, Patriot Act, Guantanamo, Border Fence, Iran Sanctions, Iraq Troop Surge, Same-Sex Marriage

10 Dodd
Disagreements: (9) Death Penalty, ANWR Drilling, Kyoto, Patriot Act, Guantanamo, Border Fence, Iran Sanctions, Iran – Military
Action, Iraq Troop Surge

-2 Paul 13/1
-6 McCain 15/1
-10 T. Thompson 7/14
-10 Giuliani 13/3
-13 Huckabee 13/5
-13 Brownback 14/3
-17 Cox 11/9
-30 Hunter 17/3
-31 Romney 16/3
-43 Tancredo 20/2

  • My Answers

Abortion Rights – No federal legislation banning abortion. SUPPORT/IMPORTANT

Death Penalty – States’ right to issue the death penalty. OPPOSE/IMPORTANT

No Child Left Behind – Maintaining the No Child Left Behind Act. SUPPORT/IMPORTANT

Embryonic Stem Cells – Legalizing research that uses stem cells derived from embryos. SUPPORT/IMPORTANT

ANWR Drilling – Drilling for oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. SUPPORT/MINIMAL

Kyoto – The US adhering to the Kyoto Protocol. OPPOSE/MINIMAL

Assault Weapons Ban – Reinstating the Assault Weapons Ban. SUPPORT/MINIMAL

Guns – Background Checks – More thorough background checks for gun ownership. SUPPORT/IMPORTANT

Patriot Act – Maintaining the Patriot Act. OPPOSE/KEY

Guantanamo – Maintaining a military presence at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. SUPPORT/MINIMAL

Torture – Torturing prisoners such as enemy combatants or suspected terrorists. OPPOSE/KEY

Wiretapping – Intercepting internet/telephone communications without a warrant. OPPOSE/MINIMAL

Citizenship Path for Illegals – Creating a path by which illegal aliens already in the US can become citizens. SUPPORT/KEY

Border Fence – Constructing a border fence between the US and Mexico. OPPOSE/IMPORTANT

Net Neutrality – Regulations to ensure that public networks treat all content, sites, and platforms equally. SUPPORT/MINIMAL

Iran Sanctions – Maintaining trade sanctions with Iran. OPPOSE/IMPORTANT

Iran – Military Action – Utilizing military action to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear capabilities. OPPOSE/IMPORTANT

Iraq War – Maintaining the current war with terrorists in Iraq. OPPOSE/MINIMAL

Iraq Troop Surge – The increased troop presence in Iraq. SUPPORT/IMPORTANT

Iraq Withdrawal – Withdrawing from Iraq. SUPPORT/IMPORTANT

Minimum Wage Increase – Increasing the minimum wage. SUPPORT/IMPORTANT

Same-Sex Marriage – Allowing same-sex marriage. SUPPORT/IMPORTANT

Same-Sex Civil Union – Allowing civil unions between people of the same sex. SUPPORT/IMPORTANT

Same-Sex Constitutional Ban – The creation of an ammendment that bans same-sex marriage. OPPOSE/IMPORTANT

Universal Healthcare – The creation of a federal, universal healthcare system. SUPPORT/IMPORTANT

UPDATE: HERE MY RESULTS FROM THE WQAD SURVEY
Dennis Kucinich 48
Mike Gravel 43
Barack Obama 43
John Edwards 39
Rudy Giuliani 38
Hillary Clinton 36
Ron Paul 31
John McCain 24
Mike Huckabee 20
Mitt Romney 17

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Omniclimate Policy Science

Beyond Bufo Marinus

More examples of unintended consequences showing up when decisions are not made after careful considerations…

From the Freakanomics blog:

The Endangered Species Act is one of the most controversial U.S. laws ever passed. A paper by the economists Dean Lueck and Jeffrey Michael, “Preemptive Habitat Destruction Under the Endangered Species Act,” argues that the E.S.A. has actually hurt the plight of the red-cockaded woodpecker by incentivizing property owners to make their land uninhabitable to the bird. More recently, the economists John List, Michael Margolis, and Daniel Osgood found a similar dynamic in their working paper, “Is the Endangered Species Act Endangering Species?” Their animal of concern was the cactus ferruginous pygmy owl.