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1harderthanyouthink
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8/9/2016 7:49:06 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
Who are the famous people throughout history and today that you are most interested in at the moment? Who would you most want to sit down with to see how their mind works? Here are my choices:

Living:

3. Elizabeth II
2. Bernie Sanders
1. Roger Waters

Dead:

3. David Foster Wallace
2. George Carlin
1. Syd Barrett
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8/9/2016 10:48:20 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 8/9/2016 7:49:06 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Who are the famous people throughout history and today that you are most interested in at the moment? Who would you most want to sit down with to see how their mind works? Here are my choices:

Living:

3. Elizabeth II
2. Bernie Sanders
1. Roger Waters

Dead:

3. David Foster Wallace
2. George Carlin
1. Syd Barrett
Wait, DFW is dead?
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8/9/2016 11:10:49 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 8/9/2016 10:48:20 PM, Torton wrote:
At 8/9/2016 7:49:06 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Dead:

3. David Foster Wallace
2. George Carlin
1. Syd Barrett
Wait, DFW is dead?
He killed himself in 2008.
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8/9/2016 11:35:51 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 8/9/2016 11:10:49 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 8/9/2016 10:48:20 PM, Torton wrote:
At 8/9/2016 7:49:06 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Dead:

3. David Foster Wallace
2. George Carlin
1. Syd Barrett
Wait, DFW is dead?
He killed himself in 2008.
Yeah, i looked it up to be sure. Weird i don't remember hearing about it.
Subutai
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8/10/2016 2:59:31 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
This list changes regularly as I become more familiar with certain people and newly acquainted with others, but here's my list currently:

5. Subutai (obligatory)
4. Sean Carroll
3. Mao Zedong (purely for historical reasons and not out of political inspiration)
2. Archimedes
1. Frederick the Great
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8/10/2016 4:01:42 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
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8/10/2016 4:35:04 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
Living:

3. Richard Dawkins
2. Thomas Sowell
1. Ron paul

Dead

3. Milton Friedman
2. Friedrich Hayek
1. Frederic Bastiat
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8/10/2016 12:09:03 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 8/9/2016 7:49:06 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:

Assuming this includes non-political figures,

Alive:
1. Bill Gates
2. Ron Paul
3. Warren Buffet
4. Nigel Farage

Dead:
1. Rockefeller
2. JP Morgan
3. George Washington or any founding father
4. Ayn Rand
5. Chiang Kai-Shek
6. Steve Jobs
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8/10/2016 3:02:10 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 8/10/2016 12:09:03 PM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 8/9/2016 7:49:06 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:

Assuming this includes non-political figures,

Alive:
1. Bill Gates
2. Ron Paul
3. Warren Buffet
4. Nigel Farage

Dead:
1. Rockefeller
2. JP Morgan
3. George Washington or any founding father
4. Ayn Rand
5. Chiang Kai-Shek
6. Steve Jobs

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8/10/2016 3:27:20 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 8/10/2016 12:01:08 PM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 8/10/2016 4:35:04 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
Living:

3. Richard Dawkins

liberal heretic :0

I like his stance on fundamentalism
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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.
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8/10/2016 7:14:38 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
Living:
1. Putin
2. Trump

Dead (This is gonna be a long one)

1. All the Old Testament Prophets (Moses, David, Solomon)
2. The Hawariyyun (12 Disciples of Jesus PBUH)
3. Cicero
4. Zhuge Liang
5. Cao Cao
6. Arius
7. Nestorius
8. Buddha
9. Zoroaster
10. Constantine
11. The 4 Rashidun Caliphs
12. The Four Imams (Abu Hanifa, Shaafi, Malik, Ahmad)
13. Machiavelli
14. Diogenes
15. Basically everyone else in this list: http://www.debate.org...
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8/11/2016 6:11:31 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
Dead:
7. Robert Owen
6. Gorg Borg Olivier
5. Mother Theresa
4. Henry the eighth
3. Giacomo Leopardi
2. Niccolo Machiavelli
1. Dominic Mintoff

Living:
4. Andrea Camilleri
3. Andrea Leadsom
2. Beppe Grillo
1. Narendra Modi
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8/11/2016 8:35:29 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 8/9/2016 7:49:06 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Who are the famous people throughout history and today that you are most interested in at the moment? Who would you most want to sit down with to see how their mind works? Here are my choices:

Living:

3. Elizabeth II
2. Bernie Sanders
1. Roger Waters

Dead:

3. David Foster Wallace
2. George Carlin
1. Syd Barrett

Living:
3. Noam Chomsky
2. Leonard Peikoff
1. Donald Trump

Dead:

3. Wittgenstein
2. Richard Feynman
1. Aristotle
I would prefer not to.
I_Wanna_Rawk
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8/11/2016 8:47:34 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
This list is just throwing living and dead together. They would all meet me at once preferably. f you can't tell after reading this, I really wanna hear a giant argument by a bunch of prominent modern and historical people about ethics, philosophy, and religion.

(In no particular order)
Jesus
Machiavelli
Dawkins
Mohammed
Ayn Rand
Castro
Julius Caesar
Constantine
Stalin
Genghis khan
King Leonidas
Xerxes
Darwin

Yeah. That's all I can think of at the reason. Wow. Looking at this, I think I only have one that's alive... oh well.
Rosalie
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8/11/2016 8:49:45 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 8/11/2016 8:35:29 PM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 8/9/2016 7:49:06 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Who are the famous people throughout history and today that you are most interested in at the moment? Who would you most want to sit down with to see how their mind works? Here are my choices:

Living:

3. Elizabeth II
2. Bernie Sanders
1. Roger Waters

Dead:

3. David Foster Wallace
2. George Carlin
1. Syd Barrett

Living:
3. Noam Chomsky
2. Leonard Peikoff
: 1. Donald Trump

Dead:

3. Wittgenstein
2. Richard Feynman
1. Aristotle

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8/11/2016 8:52:58 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 8/11/2016 8:35:29 PM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 8/9/2016 7:49:06 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Who are the famous people throughout history and today that you are most interested in at the moment? Who would you most want to sit down with to see how their mind works? Here are my choices:

Living:

3. Elizabeth II
2. Bernie Sanders
1. Roger Waters

Dead:

3. David Foster Wallace
2. George Carlin
1. Syd Barrett

Living:
3. Noam Chomsky
2. Leonard Peikoff
1. Donald Trump

Dead:

3. Wittgenstein
2. Richard Feynman
1. Aristotle

You should debate Chomsky.
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8/11/2016 10:12:09 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 8/9/2016 10:47:15 PM, Torton wrote:
Varg Vikernes
lol
Really interested to hear why.
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Torton
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8/11/2016 10:54:02 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 8/11/2016 10:12:09 PM, Fkkize wrote:
At 8/9/2016 10:47:15 PM, Torton wrote:
Varg Vikernes
lol
Really interested to hear why.
Just kind of interested in how his mind works.
tejretics
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8/14/2016 2:39:12 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 8/11/2016 8:52:58 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
You should debate Chomsky.

I tried, and failed, to get him to do it.
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8/14/2016 2:41:00 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 8/10/2016 3:27:20 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
I like his stance on fundamentalism

He is basically a fundamentalist himself.

He's a smart person, to be sure.
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8/15/2016 10:35:06 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
Alive
Donald Trump
Xi Jinping
Mel Gibson
Noam Chomsky
Slavoj Zizek

Dead
Diogenes
Julius Ceasar
Adolf Hitler
Karl Marx
Ego sum qui sum. Deus lo vult.

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8/15/2016 11:17:19 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 8/15/2016 10:35:06 AM, someloser wrote:
Alive
Donald Trump
Xi Jinping
Mel Gibson
Noam Chomsky
Slavoj Zizek

Dead
Diogenes
Julius Ceasar
Adolf Hitler
Karl Marx

Do you admire them or are you interested in their line of thought?
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8/15/2016 9:31:15 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 8/15/2016 11:17:19 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 8/15/2016 10:35:06 AM, someloser wrote:
Alive
Donald Trump
Xi Jinping
Mel Gibson
Noam Chomsky
Slavoj Zizek

Dead
Diogenes
Julius Ceasar
Adolf Hitler
Karl Marx

Do you admire them or are you interested in their line of thought?
Interested in for the most part.
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8/16/2016 12:01:34 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
I know one would be George Orwell
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