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1harderthanyouthink
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1/23/2016 12:47:10 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
I was bored, and it was 7 AM - so I decided to make a photo album with pictures of or quotes from the ten people I admire most.

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I invite others to do the same.
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1/23/2016 2:16:27 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/23/2016 12:47:10 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
I was bored, and it was 7 AM - so I decided to make a photo album with pictures of or quotes from the ten people I admire most.

http://www.debate.org...

I invite others to do the same.

There was a thread like this a while back. Mine won't be as good as your's though.

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1/23/2016 2:36:04 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
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1/23/2016 6:15:04 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
I can't be bothered to make an album, so I'll just give a list:

-George Bush Jr.

-George Bush Sr.

-Zachery Dingle, from the British TV show 'Emmerdale'.

-Bashar al-Assad.

-Vicar Ashley, from the British TV show 'Emmerdale'.

-Joseph Gerbils (not to be confused with Joseph Goebbels.)

-Joseph Goebbels.

-Jim McDonald, from the British TV show 'Coronation Street'.

-Postman Pat, from the British creation 'Postman Pat'.

-Sting.
Commentator on a picture with David Cameron and a Cat: 'Amazing what you can achieve with photoshop these days. I'm sure that used to be a pig.'

Commentator on Hillary Clinton: 'If Clinton is now what passes for progressive, maybe this country deserves Trump.'

Commentator on British parliament: 'All that talent in one place, where is Ebola when you need it?'

John Kerry on words: 'These aren't just words, folks.'
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1/23/2016 6:57:51 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/23/2016 2:16:27 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 1/23/2016 12:47:10 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
I was bored, and it was 7 AM - so I decided to make a photo album with pictures of or quotes from the ten people I admire most.

http://www.debate.org...

I invite others to do the same.

There was a thread like this a while back. Mine won't be as good as your's though.

http://www.debate.org...

If I were to do a list of inspirational people I would end up copying you. I love all of those figures.
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1/23/2016 6:58:20 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/23/2016 6:15:04 PM, Emilrose wrote:
I can't be bothered to make an album, so I'll just give a list:

-George Bush Jr.

-George Bush Sr.

-Zachery Dingle, from the British TV show 'Emmerdale'.

-Bashar al-Assad.

-Vicar Ashley, from the British TV show 'Emmerdale'.

-Joseph Gerbils (not to be confused with Joseph Goebbels.)

-Joseph Goebbels.

The Nazi Propagandist? I won't judge, but can you elaborate on why?


-Jim McDonald, from the British TV show 'Coronation Street'.

-Postman Pat, from the British creation 'Postman Pat'.

-Sting.
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. - Friedman

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. -Friedman

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. - Friedman

Society will never be free until the last Democrat is strangled with the entrails of the last Communist.
Emilrose
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1/23/2016 8:02:41 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/23/2016 6:58:20 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 1/23/2016 6:15:04 PM, Emilrose wrote:
I can't be bothered to make an album, so I'll just give a list:

-George Bush Jr.

-George Bush Sr.

-Zachery Dingle, from the British TV show 'Emmerdale'.

-Bashar al-Assad.

-Vicar Ashley, from the British TV show 'Emmerdale'.

-Joseph Gerbils (not to be confused with Joseph Goebbels.)

-Joseph Goebbels.

The Nazi Propagandist? I won't judge, but can you elaborate on why?

I'm trolling. ;)



-Jim McDonald, from the British TV show 'Coronation Street'.

-Postman Pat, from the British creation 'Postman Pat'.

-Sting.
Commentator on a picture with David Cameron and a Cat: 'Amazing what you can achieve with photoshop these days. I'm sure that used to be a pig.'

Commentator on Hillary Clinton: 'If Clinton is now what passes for progressive, maybe this country deserves Trump.'

Commentator on British parliament: 'All that talent in one place, where is Ebola when you need it?'

John Kerry on words: 'These aren't just words, folks.'
Blade-of-Truth
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1/23/2016 10:08:00 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
I'm not going to make an album, but:

Nikola Tesla

Benjamin Franklin

Mayer Amschel Rothschild

Jesus of Nazareth

The Buddha

Adolf Hitler (for his speeches, he was an amazing speaker)

Andrew Jackson

John F. Kennedy

Winston Churchill

Bruce Lee

Sri Krishna

Socrates

Confucius

Mozart

Leonardo da Vinci

J.S. Bach

Dalai Lama

Beethoven

**There are others that I'm surely missing at the moment.
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1/23/2016 10:30:17 PM
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1/23/2016 10:45:39 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/23/2016 10:08:00 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
I'm not going to make an album, but:

Nikola Tesla

Benjamin Franklin

Mayer Amschel Rothschild

Jesus of Nazareth

The Buddha

Adolf Hitler (for his speeches, he was an amazing speaker)

If we are talking about spearkers then I think Teddy, Lenin, and Trotsky win that award.

Andrew Jackson

John F. Kennedy

Why?

Winston Churchill

Bruce Lee

Sri Krishna

Socrates

Confucius

Mozart

Leonardo da Vinci

J.S. Bach

Dalai Lama

Beethoven

**There are others that I'm surely missing at the moment.
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

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1/23/2016 11:12:45 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
I don't really admire celebrities or public figures or whatever.

I admire a few of my professors, who I've had over the course of my becoming [over]educated. There are several lawyers who I personally know, and whose work I am familiar with, that I really admire. I also know quite a few unsung public servants who get blamed when sh!t hits the fan, but who are really out on the front lines doing real work that's in the interest of both righteousness and justice. I even know a few businessmen who are stand up guys.

I also have a lot of respect for people who are willing to do things that are good for society which I am unwilling to do (like, being a high school teacher, or a plumber, or a train conductor, or an iron worker, or a window washer, or garbage man). They are the people who keep society going, and most of them get too little credit. I have more respect for plumbers than I do for most celebrities.
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1/24/2016 5:40:27 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
There are very few people I truly admire. There are some who's actions or writings have impacted me, but usually it's a set of actions or a few writings. It's not usually a lifetime that inspires me, which is what I think this question is most about.
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1/24/2016 6:40:49 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/23/2016 10:45:39 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 1/23/2016 10:08:00 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
I'm not going to make an album, but:

Nikola Tesla

Benjamin Franklin

Mayer Amschel Rothschild

Jesus of Nazareth

The Buddha

Adolf Hitler (for his speeches, he was an amazing speaker)

If we are talking about speakers then I think Teddy, Lenin, and Trotsky win that award.

Hitler was Nazidom. Seldom in the history of western civilization has so much depended on one man's personality. He created his own political theory and a government that could not exist without him. He would write his own speeches as well, which is something we just don't see these days.

While the three you listed are certainly worthy of mention, I'd even put Trotsky on this list, I don't believe they were as good or better orators than Hitler.

Andrew Jackson

John F. Kennedy

Why?

Because his entire life he was burdened with excruciating physical pain, and yet endured it all for the sake of leading our nation. I admire his quiet stoicism in the face of crippling pain and illnesses. His leadership also helped us avoid the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Winston Churchill

Bruce Lee

Sri Krishna

Socrates

Confucius

Mozart

Leonardo da Vinci

J.S. Bach

Dalai Lama

Beethoven

**There are others that I'm surely missing at the moment.
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