Polical Compass

Sunday, June 12th, 2005

Politicial Compass

I scored:
Economic Left/Right: -5.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.13
(close to Nelson Mandela’s mapping)

I had to do some research into the different sociopolitical concepts.

Libertarianism is a political philosophy that holds that individuals should be allowed complete freedom of action as long as they do not infringe on the freedom of others.

Libertarian socialism
is any one of a group of political philosophies dedicated to opposing coercive forms of authority and social hierarchy, in particular the institutions of capitalism and the state.

The term authoritarian is used to describe an organization or a state which enforces strong and sometimes oppressive measures against the population, generally without attempts at gaining the consent of the population.

James’ GORP

Friday, June 10th, 2005

Ah…Good ‘ol Raisins and Peanuts, affectionately known as GORP.

Here’s my little mix. I first had a taste of this when preparing for a hike in the Grand Canyon. I purchased a name brand version of this and loved it.

1/3 cup of each these ingredients
roasted and salted pepitas
roasted and salted peanuts
roasted almonds
roasted walnuts
roasted cashews
Sunspire Candy Coated Chocolates (all natural…no artificial colors or flavors)

1/4 cup of each of these
golden raisins – california
raisins – black thompson seedless

I live in Brooklyn, New York and I prepared this for my friends before embarking on a hike around the perimeter of the island of Manhattan. All the ingredients came from the Park Slope Food Co-op.