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If you were elected to be leader of a foreign country tomorrow, what country would you want it to be

 
 
Reply Sun 9 Nov, 2008 10:03 am
If you were elected to be leader of a foreign country tomorrow, what country would you want it to be and what would be your first official act?
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Sun 9 Nov, 2008 10:04 am
Bearasia..
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sun 9 Nov, 2008 10:09 am
@Bi-Polar Bear,
Now, now, Bear, your ego is showing.

BBB Laughing Cool
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sun 9 Nov, 2008 10:10 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
One of my favorite countries is Sweden. There's not much I would change except to shorten it's winter.

BBB
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sun 9 Nov, 2008 12:47 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
Israel. My first act would be to call on the Arab nations to reopen the 2002 Saudi proposal and my next act would be working toward accepting it.

They offered pan-Arab normalization of relations with Israel for peace and they conceded on just about every sticking point in their territorial conflict. It's a crime against future Israelis and Palestinians that the negotiations haven't moved enough in the last couple of years where the conflict has been calm and Israel is missing some strong leadership.

For the last several years there has been a viable and likely path to peace in the mid east if Israel wants it.

Of course, all of this assumes that in this fantasy I get to be an Israeli. This is too sensitive an issue to work with a foreign leader.

BTW, why do you tag these "human interest stories"? These may be interesting to humans and all, but that term is usually taken to mean a fluff news story and these threads don't really fit that tag.
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sun 9 Nov, 2008 12:59 pm
@Robert Gentel,
What tag do you suggest?

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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sun 9 Nov, 2008 01:07 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
I don't know of any single one that would work on all of the threads you tag that way, but I tagged this one "politics" and "geopolitics" myself, "foreign policy" might also fit.

For the others here are examples of what I'd tag:

You can go back in time and prevent a great catastrophe. Which one would you prevent? - history, time travel

If you went to a beach and it turned out to be a nude beach, would you stay and go swimming? - beaches, swimming, nudity, nudism, nude beaches

What is the oldest age you would like to be alive? - age, aging, death, life

If someone told you had exactly 9 minutes to live, what would you do in those 9 minutes? - death, life

Name three things you wanted as a child but never got. - childhood

When you drink milk and start laughing why does the milk automatically squirt out of your nose? - milk, laughing

I'm sure better tags exist for all those but those would be my first tries. Of course if any of them are actual fluff news stories "human interest stories" is a fitting tag.

My 2 cents.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 9 Nov, 2008 03:32 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
Gallifrey.

Actually a planet, but that's okay.

My first act would be to give everyone a TARDIS.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sun 9 Nov, 2008 03:40 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
If elected leader of any country whatsoever -- and that includes the USA -- my first official act would be to resign immediately. I don't want to live in any country where people like me get to be head of state or government.

(Groucho Marx said something like before me; and he said it better.)
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 9 Nov, 2008 03:44 pm
I would demand a recount.
Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 9 Nov, 2008 03:46 pm
@dyslexia,
dyslexia wrote:

I would demand a recount.

Bob, you're just going to have to accept the number of years of life you have under your belt. Wink Laughing

No recounting there....
dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 9 Nov, 2008 03:49 pm
@Reyn,
I barely remember WWII.
Hey rain, how you be?
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sun 9 Nov, 2008 03:51 pm
@dyslexia,
I, on the other hand, remember it vividly.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 9 Nov, 2008 03:51 pm
@dyslexia,
I still be here! Surprised
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PDiddie
 
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Reply Sun 9 Nov, 2008 05:10 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
Let me be the first to claim Andorra, even though I am not from there.

I would declare all people free and equal, institute as much socialism as possible, outlaw guns, war and weaponry ... in short make my nation as miserable as possible for certain political philosophies.

(Am trying to get a few people to put me on ignore. Absent that, invite their responses so that I can ignore them. That "ignore" is a helluva thing, isn't it?)
dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 9 Nov, 2008 06:11 pm
@PDiddie,
I'm thinking I should ignore perry.
PDiddie
 
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Reply Sun 9 Nov, 2008 06:38 pm
@dyslexia,
Is someone talking?

dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 9 Nov, 2008 06:42 pm
@PDiddie,
Laughing
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Mon 10 Nov, 2008 10:50 am
@dyslexia,
Be careful what you say about PDiddie, he's thinking of moving to Albuquerque.

BBB
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Mon 10 Nov, 2008 11:01 am
@Robert Gentel,
I like Robert's choice as doing the most good for the planet's peoples.

BBB
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