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Postby brianm on Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:56 pm

If they put you in charge...

If you were given the power to change something (note, this is not fantasy power, so no 'world peace' wishes, the change has to be something that could be accomplished realistically and without changing basic human nature) what changes would you make.

Rule 1: the change does not have to be important, it can involve anything from sports, movies, and entertainment to important social issues to environmental concerns and anything inbetween.

Rule 2: the change has to be able to be accomplished via current technology and without supernatural means (in other words, we can't make the terrorists stop hating us, and we can't make everyone a millionaire).

other than that, you can change anything to any degree that you want.

EXAMPLEs:

Sports. I think that it should be illegal for professional sports to offer money to college students under scholarship until either that student has a degree, or 4 years of enrollment in college are complete OR the college withdraws the scholarship (possibily at the request of the student). If the NFL wants 'farm teams', they should not be co-opting NCAA sports with money to get it. So my change for 2008 would be to prevent professional sports from tempting college students to leave their studies by making offers to play sports professionally illegal to an enrolled and scholarshiped athlete.
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Postby Chris7He on Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:03 pm

I'd begin by pulling out of Iraq and declaring it a disaster zone. I'd install more social programs, declare prohibition, and I'm thinking of more things to do...
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Postby got tonkaed on Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:03 pm

assuming this would be possible, i would require developed nations to hit the prescribed targets of the un development goals. This would also figure in the extra addtional amount for the countries who have yet to reach the prescribed goals to hit the amounts suggested in the timeperiod alloted. Should countries fail to do this i would at least have them forgive foreign debt.
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Postby Chris7He on Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:11 pm

I would begin committing genocide and declare mandatory testing for STDs. I would legalize prostitution after the STD people were dead and lower the age of consent to when you get your first period. Pornography will be distributed by the government. I would also limit CO2 emmisions as well as starting more space programs.
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Postby unriggable on Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:49 pm

Legalize marijuana, increase taxes for the rich ('rich' meaning seven figures or more).
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Postby Rocketry on Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:51 pm

i would start a commecial space program.

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Postby Chris7He on Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:57 pm

Recruit my own mistresses and build a harem.
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Postby The Factory on Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:19 pm

unriggable wrote:Legalize marijuana, increase taxes for the rich ('rich' meaning seven figures or more).


Took the words right out of my mouth.
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Postby muy_thaiguy on Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:21 pm

Outlaw Communism.
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Postby Chris7He on Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:13 pm

muy_thaiguy wrote:Outlaw Communism.


Yeah... you can't technically outlaw communism. Complete removal of communism would result in the removal of the lottery, social security, welfare, free/reduced lunch program, medicare/medicaid, and the child healthcare programs. Thanks a lot, poor sick children are going to die. Poor children will starve. Old people will become poor. I rely on the free/reduced and the medicare.
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Postby Napoleon Ier on Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:14 pm

Execute Jim Carrey.
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Postby Chris7He on Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:15 pm

Napoleon Ier wrote:Execute Jim Carrey.


Why? Elaborate on why you would do that.
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Postby Chris7He on Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:23 pm

muy_thaiguy wrote:Outlaw Communism.


Since you are the leader of the world, I'm assuming there is only one government. If there is only one government (breaking off and forming a communistic state would already be illegal), enforcing this would mean purging your government which is quite evil and Stalinist effectively making yourself a hypocrite. Of course, if you mean to restore the paranoid Cold War period in which we feared the Soviet Union and thought them to be superior to ourselves, then you are a dictatorial leader again by suppressing freedom of expression.
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Postby Heimdall on Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:32 pm

Make it Mandatory to pass an IQ test, a Current Events test and a General History test to earn the right to cast an electoral vote. And i'm talking basic stuff here like:

-How many sides in a Pentagon

-being able to locate Iraq on map.

-name 3 ex-presidents before Reagan
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Postby Chris7He on Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:35 pm

Heimdall wrote:Make it Mandatory to pass an IQ test, a Current Events test and a General History test to earn the right to cast an electoral vote. And i'm talking basic stuff here like being able to locate Iraq on map.


Yes. I never thought of that...
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Postby Hitman079 on Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:09 pm

Heimdall wrote:Make it Mandatory to pass an IQ test, a Current Events test and a General History test to earn the right to cast an electoral vote. And i'm talking basic stuff here like:

-How many sides in a Pentagon

-being able to locate Iraq on map.

-name 3 ex-presidents before Reagan

isn't that from the "Americans are NOT stupid" video?
1. 5
2. it's NOT where australia is.
3. monroe, adams, and washington. (does that question mean ANY president before reagan?) :D
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Postby Mr_Adams on Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:00 pm

Chris7He wrote:I would begin committing genocide and declare mandatory testing for STDs. I would legalize prostitution after the STD people were dead and lower the age of consent to when you get your first period. Pornography will be distributed by the government. I would also limit CO2 emmisions as well as starting more space programs.


Are you a vegan?

Chris7He wrote:I'd begin by pulling out of Iraq and declaring it a disaster zone. I'd install more social programs, declare prohibition, and I'm thinking of more things to do...


Didn't work the first time.
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Postby demon7896 on Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:02 pm

assassinate the castros, and ban drugs
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Postby -ShadySoul- on Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:49 pm

Ban drugs ( all the way up from crack to heroin), lower the drinking age to 16. Increase development of energy sufficient technology, and save some trees!
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Postby Skoffin on Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:55 am

I'd press the button.
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Postby Interfacer PH on Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:02 am

Legalize all drugs and tax them. No healthcare or rehab provided (including smokers). Users will fall prey to their own addictions and the rest will get rich. Problem solved plus benefits.
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Postby whitestazn88 on Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:12 am

legalize marijuana, lower the drinking age to 18, enforce stricter drunk driving laws, create laws reducing the maximum salary for professional athletes/other performers to less than 1 million a year, increase manditory spending for schools, sex education, driving education, police officers, national parks, nuke china and india for overpopulation reasons, secretly assasinate kim jong il, declare a "genocidal" hunt for those with aids which would eventually kill off the disease, and then get a woman whom i care deeply about and settle down for the rest of my days.

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Postby Heimdall on Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:20 am

Hitman079 wrote:
Heimdall wrote:Make it Mandatory to pass an IQ test, a Current Events test and a General History test to earn the right to cast an electoral vote. And i'm talking basic stuff here like:

-How many sides in a Pentagon

-being able to locate Iraq on map.

-name 3 ex-presidents before Reagan

isn't that from the "Americans are NOT stupid" video?
1. 5
2. it's NOT where australia is.
3. monroe, adams, and washington. (does that question mean ANY president before reagan?) :D



Yes!

Watch the video to see people who shouldn't be allowed to make decisons on who runs the country.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJuNgBkloFE

Morons of the highest order.
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Postby Mr_Adams on Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:56 am

lol, what a bunch of dips!!!! go back to my 1st list and add IQ test inorder to be given right to reproduce...
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Postby unriggable on Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:06 pm

demon7896 wrote:assassinate the castros, and ban drugs


Because if you ban drugs, they go away...
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