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Old 07-21-2013, 07:24 PM   #126
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Cool, I'm not the only one who recognises Tesla.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:07 AM   #127
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Socrates would be great, but to someone who's into Greek philosophy there isn't much choice besides Plato. So much to discuss and clarify.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:36 PM   #128
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Bobby Fischer
WOW..Never expected that I will find in this thread name of someone I actually met.

Hannibal Barca
Gauis Marius
Quintus Sertorius
Leonidas
Alexander Alekhine
Giuseppe Garibaldi
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:00 AM   #129
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I would love to meet marcus aurelius...one of the true philospher kings. I love his quotes seemed like a deep thinker with a spirtual side.


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Old 10-22-2013, 02:26 PM   #130
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Jack Parsons

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Whiteside_Parsons
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:11 PM   #131
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Im the first to pick Lenin?
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:20 PM   #132
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I'd rather meet any random person from 500 years in the future than the top 500 people I'd most like to meet from the past.
If you think people today are losing their social skills due to cellphones/tablets/computers, imagine how socially awkward people will be 500 years from now.
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:43 AM   #133
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Cool, I'm not the only one who recognises Tesla.
Would be pretty interesting to see a man try to **** a pigeon.
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:27 PM   #134
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If you think people today are losing their social skills due to cellphones/tablets/computers, imagine how socially awkward people will be 500 years from now.
This isn't a BBC period drama, it's meeting another person with your time machine thing. I'm with the guy who says random future dude. For reasons that will remain obvious.
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:33 PM   #135
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See in mike Tyson as a 5 year old would be fn entertaining
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:23 AM   #136
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Jefferson... I just want a conversation with Jefferson.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:32 PM   #137
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Jefferson... I just want a conversation with Jefferson.
Me too, to ask, "WTF is up with you owning slaves after writing the Declaration of Independence?"

Ben Franklin, and bring him a new $100 bill.
Martin Luther King, and bring him a picture of President Obama.
Have a few beers with Babe Ruth.
Meet Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Bin Laden, etc, when they were infants, if you get my drift.
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:13 AM   #138
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FDR, IMO the most influential person in American history. Also Marilyn Monroe for obvious reasons.
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:25 AM   #139
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U. S. Grant. It would be interesting to see first hand how someone who was so inept at virtually everything he did up to the Civil War became the general to win it. It makes almost no sense how this can happen.

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Old 06-24-2014, 06:47 AM   #140
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U. S. Grant. It would be interesting to see first hand how someone who was so inept at virtually everything he did up to the Civil War became the general to win it. It makes almost no sense how this can happen.

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I think you would be disappointed to use your 1-time on Grant.

As for the Civil War, he had an insurmountable advantage in men and materials. Unlike his predecessors, he simply threw as much of it at the enemy as possible, regardless of losses.
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:04 PM   #141
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I think you would be disappointed to use your 1-time on Grant.

As for the Civil War, he had an insurmountable advantage in men and materials. Unlike his predecessors, he simply threw as much of it at the enemy as possible, regardless of losses.
This is a pre-1960s assessment of Grant. More recent scholarship, freed from the bands of Lost Cause mythology, has done much to rehabilitate the reputation of an outstanding commander who was one of the first and only generals to realize the kind of war he was fighting. The old myth goes that Grant was just a butcher who used his industrial might to bludgeon the South. I cannot see how anyone who has looked at his campaigns in the West can possibly think that is the case. Grant had a much better grasp on strategic thinking than his Confederate opponents (including Lee, by far) and almost all of his Union predecessors.
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:00 PM   #142
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I was neither implicitly nor explicitly supporting that view or the contrary.

Just making the point that he had an overwhelming advantage in men and material, hard not to win a war that way, and impossible to lose one (other than getting sacked).
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:59 AM   #143
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I was neither implicitly nor explicitly supporting that view or the contrary.

Just making the point that he had an overwhelming advantage in men and material, hard not to win a war that way, and impossible to lose one (other than getting sacked).
Hi Shuffle:

I think you miss my point. I'm not interested in discussing military strategy with Grant, plus I wouldn't understand most of it anyway. My question is how did someone who was basically a complete failure in life become the highest ranking general in the Union Army, and how did someone who couldn't make any positive life decisions manage to win essentially every battle that he participated in even when the situation, such as Shiloh, didn't look so good.

Another way of looking at this is suppose Grant was alive today. If it was before the Civil War, he would be someone who couldn't hold a job and be surviving on government welfare and other handouts, and even at times sleeping on a park bench. Yet in a little over a year, he would become one of the outstanding leaders in the country. How is this possible?

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Old 07-03-2014, 05:11 PM   #144
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Churchill
Hitler
Mark Twain
Leonidas
Xerxes
Lincoln

Could go on and on
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