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  • Before 1920 (Specify when)

    11 29.73%
  • 1920 through 1939 (Specify when)

    4 10.81%
  • 1940's

    1 2.70%
  • 1950's

    6 16.22%
  • 1960's

    2 5.41%
  • 1970's

    2 5.41%
  • 1980's

    3 8.11%
  • 1990's

    3 8.11%
  • The present decade

    10 27.03%
  • In the future (Specify when)

    14 37.84%
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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    The unknown (future) is better because it is unknown (mystery).
    'The whole universe is going to die!'

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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    The unknown (future) is better because it is unknown (mystery).
    Knowing this, you will soon stumble upon a time machine and inevitably travel into the future to satisfy your curiosity.

    Upon opening the capsule on the 'other side' you will discover an Amazonian paradise, where you are the only man and the only hope for survival of the species.

    Oh well, beggars can't be choosers I suppose.

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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Assuming that all my shots would be effective in the past, so I don't contract polio, measles, smallpox, etc.

    I'd go back to ancient Roman times to live. Particularly in the reign on Augustus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Um.... all of those except lower population density are debateable.
    Most cities were far dirtier and more polluted in the past. Think Charles Dicken's London for early industrial, with thousands of coal-fired plants spewing unfiltered black smoke. Earlier, think of streets paved with manure and mud (lack of septic systems).
    There are a number of periods in history that probably had far higher crime rates than modern cities...London in the 1500's jumps to mind. And besides crime, further back in history there was endemic violence between tribes and nations, with mass murder, torture and enslavement, that make our 20th century violence look trivial in all but raw numbers.
    Many periods in US history saw governmental corruption running rampant, and the liberties of many groups curtailed...the Tweed Machine/Tammany Hall being one example.
    Further back in history, if you were an early medieval serf you had almost NO rights. If you were a baron you had whatever rights you and your knights could enforce within a few hour's horseback ride from your castle, until some stronger neighbor invaded, took over and killed your entire family.

    Not to mention that in my Grandpa's generation, most people didn't live past 60, unless they were lucky. A couple centuries earlier, half the population died before reaching 40, of various diseases or disorders that are now readily curable or at least treatable.

    I'd be more intrested in the future.

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    You are partly right, but mostly wrong. Inner cities were dirtier in the past than now. But the environment as a whole (more forests and farms and much less urban sprawl than now) was much better.

    As far as crime is concerned, some parts of the world were better, and some were worse. I should have clarified this point a little better; I was thinking mainly of the United states during the past century, when crime in most areas was considerably less; police were focused primarily on crimes that had victims instead of today's strict enforcement of "consentual crimes" that distract police from their real duties.

    Government corruption today is at its highest ever. We have illegal eminent domain seizures to build Wal-Marts and shopping centers, illegal property seizures on the pretense of being drug related, abusive regulations spreading like wildfire, Gestapo-like checkpoints in some areas, all kinds of government spending on programs that should never exist--at federal, state, and local levels, and massive taxation to pay for it all.



    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    In a couple hundred years to see what has transpired with the world.

    Alternative: 1900-1960... when permits, enviro impact studies, enviroMarxists, and the like would have been seen as retarded at best.

    That said, the convoluted system of road blocks and bureaucracy in the Western World has eliminated a tremendous amount of competition, allowing punitive fees over long periods to be charged. When you have to deal with The Beast, actually slay it... and have a record of success, that is an additional, significant cost someone has to pay (end user) and is directly attributable to government busybodies making life tough for businesses.

    And to think, it'$ going to get wor$e before it get$ better.

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    You are exactly right. The compelling reason for wanting to live before about 1960 was the ABSENSE of various government policies and programs that have evolved since then.

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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    I want to live in whatever era has free room service and pick-up dry-cleaning.

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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    I'd like to live in the future.

    Particularly the future in which the United States of America has seen a small-scale rebellion and has started to restructure the government, getting back to the basics of "For the People, By the people".
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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    If they existed (and it now seems they did), I would love to have been a female warrior of the legendary Amazon tribe (Antiope).

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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    If they existed (and it now seems they did), I would love to have been a female warrior of the legendary Amazon tribe (Antiope).
    Oh DAMN I can visualize that!!

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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The only think that would really bother me about going back in time is my strong, outspoken atheism probably wouldn't be taken too kindly. Still, I'd rather have lived back before the government got to be the size and abusive as it is now, when things were well more free. That, or an old school pirate. Cause those guys were cool.
    i agree with the pirate!!!! that would be awesome to be an old school pirate. except for the food they ate. but id probably wanna live in that kind of a time because there was a lot more freedom, especially on the seas.

    but even so, now is the time i would choose to live because i was put in this time for a reason, and theres something during this time i need to do.
    curiousity may have killed the cat but satisfaction brought me back

    and im 16, please dont bag on me if i dont think all the way through

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