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    If you could change one thing..

    If you were given the ability to change any event in history what would it be?


    This is a question I have for one of the scholarship apps I'm doing and thought it to be a pretty interesting question.

    Ya sorry I misspelled "one" wrong in the title, so much for typing it fast. Oops!

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    I would try and stop 9/11 by tipping off the feds.
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    I'd prevent the invention of nuclear weapons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    I'd prevent the invention of nuclear weapons.
    The Japanese and Germans echo your sentiments, Jenna.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    The Japanese and Germans echo your sentiments, Jenna.
    And the giant mutant cockroaches that will be the only animal species left on earth after the global nuclear holocaust echo yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    And the giant mutant cockroaches that will be the only animal species left on earth after the global nuclear holocaust echo yours.
    I didn't state that I'd change anything. In fact, if anything, I fell on the side of telling you that you were 2 a-bombs away from typing in German. Of course, that wouldn't have happened either as the Third Reich wasn't big on personal expression or genetic diversity, and few Americans could claim a 'pure' enough heritage to suit their "new world order."

    But then, your rose colored glasses wouldn't allow you to see that, would they?

    Now if you're done pumping the verifieds for information for whatever project you're working on, get a grip and leave. I've had enough of you, you bore me.
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    Breathe deeply, Duck ... then go to the "ignore" feature and start building your own "honor roll".
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    Preventing the invention of nuclear weapons would have resulted in the deaths of thousands more, if not millions more, Americans and Japanese. Nice position to take, Jenna.

    I thought we did this thread not too long ago, but I'll say it again: I would have had Nazi Germany defeat the Soviet Union before falling to the allies. That would have prevented the rise of communism and prevented the millions of deaths that came at the hands of Soviet leaders.
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    I would eliminate the day of September 11th. 2001 from the calendar and in that way the events of that tragic day would have naver happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    I'd prevent the invention of nuclear weapons.
    Here's two thoughts on that subject:

    #1. The invasion of Japan was estimated to incur 50,000 American casualties. Nuclear weapons meant we could force Japan to surrender. In reality, nuclear weapons saved American lives. (Yes, I know Japanese died. They started the war, not us. It sucks to lose.)

    #2. The advancement of knowledge can't be controlled or stopped. The same science that created nuclear medicine can also create nuclear poisons. Smashing every weapon ever built won't stop the human mind from designing more: witness Iran and N. Korea. For better and worse, knowledge expands.

    Personally, I'd stop LBJ's great society. It created the entitlement mentality that is so unproductive today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackalope View Post

    I thought we did this thread not too long ago, but I'll say it again:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    I'd prevent the invention of nuclear weapons.
    I'm confused, Jenna. Could you tell me whose side you're on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autumn2009 View Post
    If you were given the ability to change any event in history what would it be?
    I would re-arrange the alphabet so U and I could be together..................LMAO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vendetta View Post
    I would re-arrange the alphabet so U and I could be together..................LMAO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    I'd prevent the invention of nuclear weapons.
    I would have invented Nuclear Weapons in WWI and wiped out the Germans, Russians, and Japanese, then we wouldn't have even had a WWII or cold war.

    Then I would have started working on the Mid East in the 1960's, and we wouldn't have had either Iraq war, 9/11, or any of that shit - and Israel would have a big huge Democracy where there's nothing but a bunch of dictatorships now, fueled by our oil dollars.

    Oh yeah... And oil would be 10 cents a barrel, because we'd have fusion reactor plants by now, so no one would need oil except to make plastics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    I didn't state that I'd change anything. In fact, if anything, I fell on the side of telling you that you were 2 a-bombs away from typing in German. Of course, that wouldn't have happened either as the Third Reich wasn't big on personal expression or genetic diversity, and few Americans could claim a 'pure' enough heritage to suit their "new world order."

    But then, your rose colored glasses wouldn't allow you to see that, would they?

    Now if you're done pumping the verifieds for information for whatever project you're working on, get a grip and leave. I've had enough of you, you bore me.
    Sorry, Ducky, I didn't mean to start a flame war (much less a nuclear war ). My reply about the giant mutant cockroaches was meant as a joke. Unfortunately it seems to have fallen flat (with a giant mutant cockroach splat ). I thought it would be obvious that it was a joke, since giant mutant cockroaches are inherently humorous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    Then I would have started working on the Mid East in the 1960's, and we wouldn't have had either Iraq war, 9/11, or any of that shit - and Israel would have a big huge Democracy where there's nothing but a bunch of dictatorships now, fueled by our oil dollars.
    Actually, now that you throw that out I guess I would have stopped the British from partitioning Palestine in 1948. Their conduct toward the jews who fought and died to try to find a safe place to live after WWII was totally inexcusable. The moronic way they drew up borders for Israel is a large part of the Middle East problem today. They also did a great job on the India / Pakistan borders as well.
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    dunno...never thought about it. Invent a cure for liberalism maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    I would have invented Nuclear Weapons in WWI and wiped out the Germans, Russians, and Japanese, then we wouldn't have even had a WWII or cold war.

    Then I would have started working on the Mid East in the 1960's, and we wouldn't have had either Iraq war, 9/11, or any of that shit - and Israel would have a big huge Democracy where there's nothing but a bunch of dictatorships now, fueled by our oil dollars.

    Oh yeah... And oil would be 10 cents a barrel, because we'd have fusion reactor plants by now, so no one would need oil except to make plastics.
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    ok guys while yall are busy trying to change the wars which is an excellent idea, i just want my sister back. i always wondered what it would like to have a brother or sister and it would be neat to see how she would've turned out.
    of course thinking of it now i dont know if i could handle 16 yr old boys calling her all the time since she'd be that age and her going out being a normal teen. then again maybe shes better off in heaven

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