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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Wouldn't the future of your country be wound tightly with your future.
    Not necessarily. I could have a fairly happy and pleasant life under current economic conditions but the conditions 50 years from now could be much worse or the culture could change to such a degree that I wouldn't recognize it. Toddlers today could spend their adult lives living in a kind of nanny-state slavery that is much worse than what we've seen so far.

    Or things could change in the other direction. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Not necessarily. I could have a fairly happy and pleasant life under current economic conditions but the conditions 50 years from now could be much worse or the culture could change to such a degree that I wouldn't recognize it. Toddlers today could spend their adult lives living in a kind of nanny-state slavery that is much worse than what we've seen so far.

    Or things could change in the other direction. :)
    I figure that is a given. Think of 1961 and now.

    But that may be superficial. We are fundamentally the same as we were when Alexis de Tocqueville visited way back in the early 1800's. I don't see that changing much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    I figure that is a given. Think of 1961 and now.

    But that may be superficial. We are fundamentally the same as we were when Alexis de Tocqueville visited way back in the early 1800's. I don't see that changing much.
    Human nature hasn't changed any but our view of liberty, government, and self-direction have changed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Human nature hasn't changed any but our view of liberty, government, and self-direction have changed.
    I disagree. It may have matured but read Democracy in America again (I assume "again"). It really hasn't changed all that much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    ah, but what is the question?
    Number of dots on a pair of dice.
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    TOTD: My question for the future would be considered based on whether or not knowledge of the future could facilitate a change in the outcome of the future. If the future is 'read only', I'd have to go with the next major Powerball Jackpot numbers, however at that point, whether or not I bought a ticket with those numbers would be pre-determined wouldn't it?
    "In England a king hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; which in plain terms, is to impoverish the nation and set it together by the ears. A pretty business indeed for a man to be allowed eight hundred thousand sterling a year for, and worshipped into the bargain! Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived."
    —Thomas Paine, Common Sense
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    TOTD: If you had a crystal ball .....what would you want to know?
    Who stole my ring when I was in the 8th grade.
    It was my first "real" ring that I had gotten for Christmas.
    It had a big round center blue topaz (my birthstone) and
    little diamonds on the sides. I took it off for gym class,
    and someone stole it out of my clothes pockets while
    we were outside, along with taking a few things from
    other people too. This has always pissed me off. I still
    want to know who out there has my ring. I'd like to
    bash their face in. :mad:

    Odd isn't it how you just never know what might cause
    an old festering issue to resurface. :o
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    TOTD: despite my tendency to be philosophic and how much I like thinking about "big questions", in reality, if I could know 1 thing, it would probably be the next mega millions lotto numbers.

    money money money money....moneyyy....
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    Number of dots on a pair of dice.
    How many sides per die?
    Solve a man's problem with violence and help him for a day. Teach a man how to solve his problems with violence, help him for a lifetime - Belkar Bitterleaf
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