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You have Ten Billion Dollars. Name the top 5 things you would do to make the world a better place.
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accipiter
Aug 02, 2009
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Your choice how would it help


akulakhan
Aug 02, 2009
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1: Cover the surface of the centermost pacific ocean with solar panels

2: Send "Sorry about America" cards to the middle-east

3: Invest in stem cell research

4: Genetically splice together spiders and birds

5: Give the rest to Canada for being better than everyone else
(I heard they have to import their crime)

 
accipiter
Aug 03, 2009
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Rebuttal to: thevenerablerob Show

No government in the world would have access to any of the money. The only funding would go to the NGO’s in the world who are already doing something positive. I would assess each to see which were the most cost effective while achieving the best results. Although there are many very worthy organizations doing excellent work I would use the example of Oxfam International as a prime example.
It would be done so publically that the eyes of the world would be able to scrutinize every detail of the operations.
Unlike, Venerable Rob, none of the money would be put into the military “crack team of troops” for some political gain. Those silly games would be left to all the politicians who are currently playing them. Playing politics with the lives of the victims is counter productive and harmful.
The money would be funneled in on an as need basis with total transparency on its spending.


 
blackkodiak
Aug 05, 2009
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Hm, people have some funny ideas on how far they think $10b will go.

Off the top of my head, here are mine.

1. Divide $1b into prize-based grants for key aspects of fusion research, picking up where Dr. Robert Bussard left off.

2. Spend $4b on developing space-economies (platinum group metals, He3 and tourism). What? Disagree? Well piss off, this is my $10b.

3. Spend $1b on the development of railway infrastructure in West Africa.

4. Spend $2b on healthcare/education. Insert your pet-project/idea here, I'm uninspired.

5. Spend $2b on federal electric car subsidies.

 
vedayvid
Aug 02, 2009
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1. Get rid of the niggers
2. Get rid of the jews
3. Get rid of the chinks
4. Get rid of the fags
5. Get rid of the beaners

 
notreallysure
Aug 03, 2009
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Such a wonderful question. What a perfect opportunity to have our minds open up in here and maybe give somebody some inspiration. Kind of sad that this was the result

 
notreallysure
Aug 03, 2009
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So you think that more military action will help the world?

 
jonjax71
Aug 04, 2009
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If you want to buy an election, Obama is a bad choice for an analogy, you should've used Boooooooosh II in 2000 or other elections on a federal, state or local level

 
wwwdontpushmenet
Aug 04, 2009
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i would .........
1. feed as much people as i can
2. help farms out, get them new equitment, and food for animals
3. give money to the foster care system, granted the system SUCKS but to help the youth i would (there are too many youth without homes)
4. give money to U.S troops and their family! they work hard for our country and they deserve to be treated fairly! they have the pride and respect of just plain bein in the army, but that dont pay their bills!
5. and theres too many other things i want to do to help the world that i hate to limit myself so i'm gonna quit while i'm ahead! :)


 
dragon43078
Aug 09, 2009
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Ten billion would not make a dent in anything. I would start a few smal businesses in my area to create a few jobs, Build a bigger library with a bigger computer room. Build a big bowling alley with additional levels so it could be used as a meeting hall or a disaster releif area. Take care of me and my own family and invest some.

 
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jonjax71
Aug 02, 2009
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It would take much more than !0 Billion US dollars just to rid the world of entry number one

 
rebirth
Aug 02, 2009
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Rebuttal to: vedayvid Show

I'm not offended. I feel pity if you are that desperate to get attention.

 
mrphilosophy
Aug 02, 2009
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1 i would give every one cake
2 i would throw a party for the earth and everyone's invited
3 i would become president of Cuba
4 i would give vedayvid some cake and make him happy
5 i would help feed as much people as i can.


 
frankiej4189
Aug 03, 2009
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1. Buy the US Presidency (i'm sure it can be done again). Cost is approx $1 Billion, or whatever Obama paid for it.

2. Forcefully remove EACH AND EVERY congressman in the United States House and Senate. Each and every one.

3. Since $10 Billion is nowhere near enough to fix problems in any major nation, i'll decide to fix things domestically.

4. and 5. I'm not smart enough to take this debate seriously, and definatley not smart enough to limit my options to 5 things so i'll just leave it at 3 for now.

 
thevenerablerob
Aug 03, 2009
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Firstly, I would invest 2 billion in foodstuffs. 1 billion for purchasing corn, soya, wheat and other growable foodstuffs and having the local people plant them in troubled and famine parts of Africa. The other 1 billion would go to packaged food and medical aid that would be specifically delivered to these people (none of this Government intervention).

Secondly, I’m sure that 2 billion would cover roughly six hundred hospitals and nine hundred and up schools. These would be built throughout the most troubled parts of Africa, South America and ‘Chaostan’ (Afghanistan and other wartorn parts of the Middle East).

Thirdly, with 2 billion, I would raise a crack team of troops in which would eliminate any known terrorist faction with little or no regard as to how its done. Once achieved, these chaps would have cleared the world.

The other 2 billion would be split into two sections. First it would be utilized to establish Democratic Governments in Chaostan after my crack troops had eliminated any terrorist threat. The remaining 1 billion would be used to bribe the US, UN and NATO forces into leaving once the threat is destroyed.

The last 2 billion would be split up in aid, loans and financial assistance in Canada. A large chunk would be given to the RCMP in order to strengthen its crime fighting ability for a year. Schools, hospitals etcetera would be among the top, as well.


 
thevenerablerob
Aug 04, 2009
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I think I made it pretty clear on my sentiments of the matter, did I not? This crack team would eliminate the leaders of those that we fear most in the free world. Mafia leaders can be shot down without needing the evidence our police need to have an arrest.

Hells Angels and the heads of biker gangs can be easily wiped out.

The Al Qaida could be decimated by a crack team that's not hampered by the sentiments of the public.

The same with the Taliban.

The Shining Path can be destroyed. Drug cartels can be eliminated with no hesitation.

If an unhampered crack team of troops could get rid (or seriously decapitate) of every named threat before being disbanded, the world would definitely be a better place and open to the further improvements I listed after action was taken.

 
thevenerablerob
Aug 04, 2009
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I think Obama was a better option. Bush II is far better than the lot of you credit him. Think of all teh good he accomplished, eh? Yes, he launched the war against terrorism and Iraq. But that is not an entirely negative action, either. Think of Saddam Hussein's reign of terror. Think of the Taliban's abusive reign. Think of the Al qaida's being slowly dismantled. All are broken, now. Yes, the land is in chaos, but it had and would have been, anyway. If Iraq had have taken Kuwait, don't you think others in the area would have tried to fight them? It would be chaos, anyway.

 
frankiej4189
Aug 04, 2009
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No Obama is doing just fine in my analogy. But i could include Baby Bush if you'd like.

 
wwwdontpushmenet
Aug 04, 2009
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WOW i'm speachless thats all i can say is WOW!


 
frankiej4189
Aug 05, 2009
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Why railways in West Africa? I'm sure there's plenty of genius behind your choice so i'd love to hear more about it!

 


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