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If the world revolved around you, what would you have done?

For me, no more violent rap. I'm tired of hearing rap music where people are talking about guns being cool or how many broads they are banging. If the world revolved around me rap and music in general would be all about positive things like the kind of messages that you hear in the Thrift Shop. Either that or something that's more respectful. Discuss.

by Anonymousreply 2708/19/2013

I would force everyone to take rigorous philosophy courses either in college or even high school, abolish team sports at academic institutions, and make the tax rate rise at least 20% for the 1%. I would make smoking even more socially unacceptable, and strengthen the unions.

There are about 400 more things I would do, but that brief list is a fine start.

by Anonymousreply 108/15/2013

Animal cruelty would be punished as harshly as child cruelty.

by Anonymousreply 208/15/2013

Get rid of religion. Not abolish it, because that would just make it worse. Gradually enact measures to ease it out of the culture. Might take a generation or two to accomplish, but think of all the evil done by man in the name of God that you'd avoid.

There could, of course, still be spirituality. I've seen signs that peoples beliefs are evolving to spirituality without organized religion anyway.

by Anonymousreply 308/15/2013

I would take most of the money that the super greedy billionaires have taken off the backs of the paid below poverty level working class, and I would give it back to the working class and poor.

The social contract was broken when the rich and powerful decided that contributing 40 hours a week of your labor to society was not worthy of being able to feed, clothe, and house oneself and ones family. This global epidemic of stealing the worlds resources, depriving the world of food, due to pure gluttony on the part of the super rich, it is a sickness with the only cure being taking the drug (money) away from the addicted.

Way to serious for DL...

by Anonymousreply 408/15/2013

the world does revolve around me.

by Anonymousreply 508/15/2013

I can't imagine me having the power, but I'd teach all kids that bullies are basically cowards. I'd teach young women the art of self-defense. I'd make it a mandatory course. This would be especially true for delicate students. I'd make self-esteem courses available. I'd make them learn that celebrities are never to be role models, ever. I'd be sure to educate the people about foreign cultures; and encouraging them to volunteer their services to help poor people. I'd make sure they know there is good, and there is evil; and we all must make choices that will affect our well-being.

by Anonymousreply 608/15/2013

OP, you sound a thousand years old. And you very obviously know nothing about modern music.

by Anonymousreply 708/15/2013

I agree with OP. I think we should round them up and shoot them all. The ones that get away we should lynch with barbed wire.

Have a nice day.

BE SWEET!

by Anonymousreply 808/15/2013

I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it in perfect harmony. It's the real thing.

by Anonymousreply 908/16/2013

I would take all the subsidies given to agriculture and petrochemicals, and extend them to NASA. I would stop the increase in H1-B (temporary foreign worker) visas, and I would raise taxes on the rich. I would replace the Hugo and Nebula Awards with awards that actually reward both literary merit and originality. I would make dental care free for all citizens of America.

by Anonymousreply 1008/16/2013

no more white + asian couples much less their fugly slanty eyed offspring

by Anonymousreply 1108/16/2013

demolish all projects

make those lazy hoodrats go to work and pay rent

by Anonymousreply 1208/16/2013

My hole would be licked a minimum of 8 hours a day.

by Anonymousreply 1308/16/2013

I'd establish a work program - with several aspects stolen from Habitat for Humanity.

We'd clear abandoned, distressed property in an environmentally responsible manner.

To offset the crappy pay, I'd offer credit against student debt as well as flex time.

by Anonymousreply 1408/16/2013

[quote]For me, no more violent rap

I would expand that to rap and hip hop, period.

by Anonymousreply 1508/16/2013

So you'd all turn into that adorably nice Clay Aiken.

by Anonymousreply 1608/16/2013

There would be a gallows on Wall Street with about a thousand public executions a day. Maybe a mini-gallows in Greenwich, CT.

Every general over one star would be fired and or confined to Guantanamo with most of Congress and the ex-presidents. Then Guantanamo would be nuked, money would be given to Cuba to cover the clean up, and the USA would vacate the property. All troops would be withdrawn from Japan and Germany and 90% of overseas postings would be finished. Puerto Rico would be given independence and the USVI sold. Every employee would be fired from the NSA, DIA and CIA and only 5,000 places would be found in the new intelligence apparatus. 99% of classified government documents would be declassified including every document on every issue except WMD before 1990.

There would be military exercises though: a surprise attack on all the world's tax shelter countries except Switzerland. The records and identification of the depositors would be published.

There would be CEO pay controls, employee elected members on every board of directors, strict capital movement controls. Citigroup and Bank of America would lose their banking charters and new banks would be started. Banks who do not do primarily business lending would be given 90 days to clean up their act or be dissolved. Nobody would be allowed to hold or trade futures without a license. Program trading would be banned and all market volatility indeces would be finished. Corporations would be subject to increased regulation and laws, but health care would be provided by the state.

by Anonymousreply 1708/16/2013

This thread warms my heart. It is nice to know so many shut-in senior citizens have access to the net in their nursing home. I do wonder though how they managed to figure out how to work a computer, but still cant figure out how to turn off the radio.

by Anonymousreply 1808/16/2013

Imposed a 99% income tax rate on every dollar earned over $10 million USD with the vast majority of tax revenues going into funding a world class public education system and a social safety net that actually works.

by Anonymousreply 1908/16/2013

R18 = Koch brother

by Anonymousreply 2008/16/2013

[all posts by ham-fisted troll a removed.]

by Anonymousreply 2108/16/2013

No Brandon.

by Anonymousreply 2208/16/2013

"If" the world revolved around me? Honey, it bloody well does! Kisses!

by Anonymousreply 2308/16/2013

Notice how nearly every response involves "force".

Budding dictators, the lot of you.

by Anonymousreply 2408/16/2013

Was there a point in that, R24? Every human would probably be a dictator, if given the chance.

by Anonymousreply 2508/16/2013

There would be a five year moratorium on immigration and imports with China would be banned unless the yuan was revalued upward 10x.

by Anonymousreply 2608/19/2013

There would be a tax on companies that hold cash and securities abroad equal to 99% of executive pay.

by Anonymousreply 2708/19/2013
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