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    Re: Imagine you could go back to three moments in history, when would you go?

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    Coming from the poster that was just talking about killing the founders of this nation you crying about violence is rather pathetic
    Some people just deserve a violent end more than others.

    Traitors for instance.

    George Washington was the greatest traitor in modern history.

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    Re: Imagine you could go back to three moments in history, when would you go?

    1. Troy, circa 1200bc - I want to know if Helen of Sparta really was the most beautiful woman who has ever lived

    2. Medina, 7th century. Let's see what Muhammad actually said! No doubt my recording equipment will probably malfunction and I'll have to rely on pen and paper notes, which won't be very detailed as I can't write very fast (I'm better at typing though... maybe I should take a laptop computer! Are we allowed to take modern technology with us?) Meh... maybe I should've just gone to the beach instead. lol

    3. 65 million years ago - let's see some dinosaurs! Did they really get destroyed by an asteroid? And did they have feathers?

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    Re: Imagine you could go back to three moments in history, when would you go?

    For some of these suggestions the irony is that those participating in them didn't know they were having such an impact on future generations. Anyways:

    1) January 10, 49 BC, standing in the ranks of the Legio XIII Gemina on the banks of the Rubicon.

    2) Wall Street, a few weeks before October 24, 1929 so I could set up some massive short sells.

    3) Egypt, Giza 2580 – c. 2560 BC so I could scratch "Kilroy was here" into as many stones as possible.

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    Re: Imagine you could go back to three moments in history, when would you go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Renae View Post
    Imagine, being able to go back in time and observe 3 events, Say no more than 18 months at a time. You couldn't CHANGE history, but you could record it, maybe take some things back with you to today.

    When would go?

    Back to a year before the asteroid took out the Dinosaurs, grab some eggs for your own Jurassic Park and one hell of a firework video?

    Maybe View Krakatoa from a safe distance?

    Prove (or disprove) the existence of Jesus?

    Interview the founding fathers and find out what they really meant by the 2nd Amendment?

    When and where would you love to see?

    Me, the dinosaurs, Jesus and I'm torn between the entirety of 1776 and the battle of the Alamo.

    How would you do this? Who cares, maybe you do a favor for the Doctor and he, sorry she gives you three free trips to the past. Maybe you just figure out a way with a microwave and some homemade plutonium, the point is, forget the how so much and just focus on the "If you could".
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    Re: Imagine you could go back to three moments in history, when would you go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Renae View Post
    Imagine, being able to go back in time and observe 3 events, Say no more than 18 months at a time. You couldn't CHANGE history, but you could record it, maybe take some things back with you to today.

    When would go?

    Back to a year before the asteroid took out the Dinosaurs, grab some eggs for your own Jurassic Park and one hell of a firework video?

    Maybe View Krakatoa from a safe distance?

    Prove (or disprove) the existence of Jesus?

    Interview the founding fathers and find out what they really meant by the 2nd Amendment?

    When and where would you love to see?

    Me, the dinosaurs, Jesus and I'm torn between the entirety of 1776 and the battle of the Alamo.

    How would you do this? Who cares, maybe you do a favor for the Doctor and he, sorry she gives you three free trips to the past. Maybe you just figure out a way with a microwave and some homemade plutonium, the point is, forget the how so much and just focus on the "If you could".
    1) you'd go back to Constitutional Convention and say, look, you guys think you are making liberalism illegal but you've got to be a lot more explicit about it if you want it to stick.

    2) you'd go back to Jesus Christ and tell him to stress that capitalism would have saved billions and billions of lives a lot sooner if he had encouraged the idea.

    3) And you'd tell Jesus that if he had spent a little time in Asia that too would have saved billions and billions of lives.

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    Re: Imagine you could go back to three moments in history, when would you go?

    18 months for each trip, eh?

    1. The library of Alexandria. Transcribe as much of the known lost major works as possible.

    2. Europe and the Americas, 17,000 years ago.

    3. Celts, Gauls, Germanics in 100 BC. Take notes on daily life, religion, political structure, knowledge of outside world.

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    Re: Imagine you could go back to three moments in history, when would you go?

    Quote Originally Posted by maxparrish View Post
    18 months for each trip, eh?

    1. The library of Alexandria. Transcribe as much of the known lost major works as possible.
    I’d want my iPhone.

    2. Europe and the Americas, 17,000 years ago.
    Toe warmers

    3. Celts, Gauls, Germanics in 100 BC. Take notes on daily life, religion, political structure, knowledge of outside world.
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    Re: Imagine you could go back to three moments in history, when would you go?

    Like others, I have so many I would want to see...

    1. Germany, 1914, fly in the Zeppelins (in an unsuccessful bombing run where no one and nothing got hurt).
    2. Tokugawa era of Japan, to see the slow move of the Japanese imperial capital Kyoto to the small clan village of Edo (now Tokyo) as well as seeing the art and literature created at this time.
    3. January 22-23, 1879, Rorke's Drift...just to watch how the battle unfolded in real life.

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    Re: Imagine you could go back to three moments in history, when would you go?

    18 months wouldn't be enough, but like EvilRoddy, I would like to observe the monotheistic religion Ankhenaten founded, and observe what happened for the next hundred years, until a man named "Son" (Moses) claimed there was only one god, and led the Habiru peoples out of Egypt.
    "Young man. This essay that you handed in is completely unacceptable! It's full of profanity, sexual innuendo, and rampant vulgarity. I am going to have to speak with your father!"
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