What percentage of machinists are conservative?



Woodworkers are liberal (Andy Rooney) -- nature'n'shit... Metalworkers are conservative -- 3,000 F smelting'n'shit....
Both, however, seem to have some bloodlust for game hunting, and mounting the heads in their reception areas. Whazzup wit dat?
We should be mounting the heads of our politicians and multi-national CEO's on the walls of our reception areas.
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Stereotypes are a powerful propaganda tool for warping minds. Even if most choreographers really are liberal, the propaganda comes from assigning importance to this with the implication that this says something about the manliness of the liberal view. The current right wing who propagate stuff like this are far more dangerous than the current left.
As for "replicable measurments", my occupation has mostly involved improving metrology for the semiconductor industry down to 0.001 nanometers (i.e. subatomic level) in some cases.
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On 06/01/2011 10:33 AM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Although some of my friends might consider me a liberal, I have a mix of opinions, some that sound more liberal, some that sound more conservative. I certainly don't come here for political fodder, or to argue anything other than how best to make some kind of widget.
Jon
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wrote:

Im rather socially liberal. Really. Those of you who read my posts should be quite aware of this.
However..Im politically conservative.
Gunner
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That is libertarian philosophy, wanting less gov intervention both morally AND financially. Most engineers think that way, but are forced to vote with the conservatives to counter the extremes of liberal domination of society.
When we have a gov at the peak of the Laffer curve, bringing in $2T and spending $4T, and there are people who still want even more collectivism, then the liberals have identified themselves.
There seem, to be a few men with enough left brain function to cut metal, and that are still are so dominated by right brain activity to the point of religious faith in collectivism, and they post flames on rec.crafts.metalworking.
It is an anomaly.
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Gunner's been advertised as a PE, so I guess he fits your model. Except when it comes to bailing HIS ass out.
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NO
He's committed fraud by advertising his business as such.

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A better question might be :What percentage of machinists are Capitalists?" The difference exists between those that believe in wealth creation and those that believe in wealth redistribution. Obviously, wealth redistributionists arrogantly view wealth creationists with distain and have no idea where wealth comes from...they just know that they want to take it away from those that make it.
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Tom Gardner wrote:

Even socialists are capitalists. Without capital, there wouldn't be anything but flowers and trees and caves and raw meat.
It's just that under socialism, the rulers hold all the capital.
Hope This Helps! Rich
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I don't usually like raw meat, I prefer rare to medium-rare...depending on the cut. My latest was a six-bone Prime Rib Roast for Memorial day. Roasted on a very hot charcoal spit to get that wonderful crust on the outside yet rare inside. It was perfect! ...bastage relatives didn't leave any leftovers.
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Excepting for counterfeit, the only way new money can be created is through the constant expansion of indebtedness.
And IMO way too many folks today seem to be confusing "creation of wealth" with "accumulation of wealth"--most of whom also conveniently ignore that in this context, "accumulation" holds basically the same meaning as "redistribution"
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Correction: An ideological libertarian would ALLOW monopolies and free-wheeling securities trading. It's the other things he would oppose.
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On 6/3/2011 10:35 AM, Ed Huntress wrote:
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why is it some people always start a new topic just to respond to an existing topic?
i don't see this much in other newsgroups, but a few people here do it a LOT....
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wrote:

Hmm, so you're complaining that people are taking our many off-topic threads and sending them further off-topic, or what, Doug? ;)

Funny, innit?
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You, repairman. Me, writer. Cheeta, conservative candidate for President...
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Stormin Mormon wrote:

Sorry to hear you don't feel good about what you are doing
But what is really unfortunate is you think you need to feel bad in order to be useful Only in America
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If I meet someone who owns and frequently uses a mill or metal lathe, I can be almost certain that he is a conservative.
Yet on rec.crafts.metalworking, there are a number of liberal metalworkers making flaming posts.
Why do the few liberal metalworkers come here?
Why causes that?
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On 6/4/2011 1:02 PM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Could it be that they are looking for machining info?
I know, it's hard to find amidst the ranting.
David
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Stormin Mormon wrote:

I did not tell you anything. But since you asked I will now. You (for some unknown reasons) announced you were not like the people who make things to feel good about what they are doing.
You made it crystal clear that you thought that "feel good about what they are doing" was incompatible with "doing useful work"
that is what is know as the "Puritan ethic" The Puritan ethic is unique to the USA
Feel free to inquire, if you need additional assistance
-jim

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