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Old October 7th, 2013, 07:19 PM   #1
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what kind of dictator are you?

Well, thats it.

If you woke up tomorrow and you were dictator of the world, what would you do? its a wide open topic. please discuss, what would you initiate, what would you end. what law would you nix, what law would you start? where would your capitol be located? etc., etc...
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Old October 7th, 2013, 08:14 PM   #2
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I'd be pretty authoritarian in the short term.
I'd initiate purges of subversives in the gov't and military (I'd leave dissenters alone, I don't mind people disagreeing with me so long as they don't actively try to bring down the state).
I'd buy up key businesses in all major infrastructural industries (utilities, transit, communications, etc.) and replace the management with handpicked people. These businesses would be run on a for profit basis and managed independently of the gov't (my initial take over aside) with the profits being pocketed by my gov't. The income gained from this would serve as a tax replacement and so I'd lower taxes as appropriate. I'd create strong pro-labor laws targeting workers directly as opposed to their unions while weakening the power of public sector unions (but not actually busting them).
I'd create tax breaks for businesses that demonstrated pro-labor sentiments beyond what would be required by law (think Costco) with even more generous breaks for companies in which a controlling stake was owned by the workers (whether directly or via union).
I'd break up the mega banks and place the Federal Reserve under the control of a 5 member committee, 2 appointed by me, 2 appointed by the bank itself and 1 popularly elected. Each appointee will be placed for review and replaced as needed every 2 years and the elected member will face reelection every 6 years. This committee would be subjected to my direct oversight and would be required to issue a public summery of it's actions each fiscal quarter so as to keep the public aware of it's dealings.

Once these reforms were fully implemented and my power base was secure, I'd proclaim myself Emperor (an attempt at legitimacy by making myself a monarch rather then a dictator) and call for a constitutional convention so as to restore a voice to the people. Essentially I'd be a pro-socialism monarch. Initially brutal and moderating as my situation stabilized.

If you're pro-liberal democracy and ever see me on a ballot, don't vote for me. lol
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Old October 8th, 2013, 02:30 AM   #3
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I'd be pretty authoritarian in the short term.
I'd initiate purges of subversives in the gov't and military (I'd leave dissenters alone, I don't mind people disagreeing with me so long as they don't actively try to bring down the state).
I'd buy up key businesses in all major infrastructural industries (utilities, transit, communications, etc.) and replace the management with handpicked people. These businesses would be run on a for profit basis and managed independently of the gov't (my initial take over aside) with the profits being pocketed by my gov't. The income gained from this would serve as a tax replacement and so I'd lower taxes as appropriate. I'd create strong pro-labor laws targeting workers directly as opposed to their unions while weakening the power of public sector unions (but not actually busting them).
I'd create tax breaks for businesses that demonstrated pro-labor sentiments beyond what would be required by law (think Costco) with even more generous breaks for companies in which a controlling stake was owned by the workers (whether directly or via union).
I'd break up the mega banks and place the Federal Reserve under the control of a 5 member committee, 2 appointed by me, 2 appointed by the bank itself and 1 popularly elected. Each appointee will be placed for review and replaced as needed every 2 years and the elected member will face reelection every 6 years. This committee would be subjected to my direct oversight and would be required to issue a public summery of it's actions each fiscal quarter so as to keep the public aware of it's dealings.

Once these reforms were fully implemented and my power base was secure, I'd proclaim myself Emperor (an attempt at legitimacy by making myself a monarch rather then a dictator) and call for a constitutional convention so as to restore a voice to the people. Essentially I'd be a pro-socialism monarch. Initially brutal and moderating as my situation stabilized.

If you're pro-liberal democracy and ever see me on a ballot, don't vote for me. lol
I'd vote for ya'.......
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Old October 9th, 2013, 07:08 PM   #4
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I'd be pretty authoritarian in the short term.
I'd initiate purges of subversives in the gov't and military (I'd leave dissenters alone, I don't mind people disagreeing with me so long as they don't actively try to bring down the state).
I'd buy up key businesses in all major infrastructural industries (utilities, transit, communications, etc.) and replace the management with handpicked people. These businesses would be run on a for profit basis and managed independently of the gov't (my initial take over aside) with the profits being pocketed by my gov't. The income gained from this would serve as a tax replacement and so I'd lower taxes as appropriate. I'd create strong pro-labor laws targeting workers directly as opposed to their unions while weakening the power of public sector unions (but not actually busting them).
I'd create tax breaks for businesses that demonstrated pro-labor sentiments beyond what would be required by law (think Costco) with even more generous breaks for companies in which a controlling stake was owned by the workers (whether directly or via union).
I'd break up the mega banks and place the Federal Reserve under the control of a 5 member committee, 2 appointed by me, 2 appointed by the bank itself and 1 popularly elected. Each appointee will be placed for review and replaced as needed every 2 years and the elected member will face reelection every 6 years. This committee would be subjected to my direct oversight and would be required to issue a public summery of it's actions each fiscal quarter so as to keep the public aware of it's dealings.

Once these reforms were fully implemented and my power base was secure, I'd proclaim myself Emperor (an attempt at legitimacy by making myself a monarch rather then a dictator) and call for a constitutional convention so as to restore a voice to the people. Essentially I'd be a pro-socialism monarch. Initially brutal and moderating as my situation stabilized.

If you're pro-liberal democracy and ever see me on a ballot, don't vote for me. lol

Nice, well thought out...actually scary how well thought out.

any specific laws you would change or do away with ?
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Old October 9th, 2013, 07:09 PM   #5
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I would make poor urinal design a capital offense. Anyone who designs a urinal that you cannot pee in without getting splashed - off with their heads!
Yes!! yes! thats it,...what else would you do?
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Old October 9th, 2013, 07:47 PM   #6
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Nice, well thought out...actually scary how well thought out.

any specific laws you would change or do away with ?
What can I say, I've been planing or world domination for years... I'm almost hoping this country falls apart so I have an excuse to actually make good on my plans.
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Old October 10th, 2013, 01:33 PM   #7
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LOL!!! Because as of today, your plans would be a huge mistake!
Agreed. As of this vary moment the economy is growing, people are rich (relative to the world) and society is stable (without a working gov't no less). Honestly, political stability is the only motivation and I'd have better luck running for elected office then trying to just take over. Not to compare my ideology to the idiot, but just look at Hitler's experience. I'd rather skip the jail time and charges of treason on my march to wold domination, thanks.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 01:53 PM   #8
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Some of the changes I would make as dictator:

death penalty for terrorists, child molesters, and human traffickers.

Lawyers get one and only one chance to appeal.

drug addicts will be given a chance to reform by being placed in a prison environment with ready access to their drug of choice. if they overdose, then they were not able to reform.

deadbeat, abusive and or drug using parents will have their children removed, never to be returned. They will have a chance to be adopted in a state-run adoption program, placing kids with loving parents. failing this they will be put into a state run orphanage with loving caretakers.

three strikes and youre out means 3 felonies = death penalty.

if you are in jail, you will get no TV and you will work to earn your keep.

auto makers have 3 years to produce clean-running, high MPG vehicles (80mpg or higher). 98% of their vehicles must fall into this catagory.

whale ships will be shot out of the water by military jets.

socialized pay for players of professional sports; they will be required to make less pay than teachers.

oh and very important; white powdered wigs for myself and all council members and advisors beneath me.


to be continued...
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Old October 16th, 2013, 07:21 AM   #9
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I'd be a behind the scenes kind of dictator. I'd probably arrange for someone like David to do all of the heavy lifting and then once the work is done and the heat is off and everything is hunky-dory I'd arrange for his retirement
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Old October 16th, 2013, 09:28 AM   #10
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I'd make all the fundamentalists take a lie-detector test, then resign.
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Old October 16th, 2013, 08:21 PM   #11
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I feel as though you are thinking too small here. you are dictator of the world for pity sake.

why not decree that once a company establishes a price per container they must keep the same size unless they submit an official request to one of your council members?

just curious
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Old October 16th, 2013, 08:24 PM   #12
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arcturus88 as dictator decree #435

vanity tags will no longer be made. you get a random set of numbers and letter like everyone else. vanity is a sin afterall.
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Old October 17th, 2013, 11:58 AM   #13
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arcturus88 as dictator decree #132


There will be a tax credit will be for couples who have one child.

There will be no tax credits or tax increase for couples who have two children.

There will be an incremental tax increase for couples who have three or more children.

Single parents will have no tax credit and will be incrementally taxed for each child beginning with their first child.
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Old October 17th, 2013, 12:07 PM   #14
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I'd be a behind the scenes kind of dictator. I'd probably arrange for someone like David to do all of the heavy lifting and then once the work is done and the heat is off and everything is hunky-dory I'd arrange for his retirement
Note to self: William is the 1st to go in my purges.
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Old October 17th, 2013, 02:46 PM   #15
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two gets no penalty and no reward.
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Old October 17th, 2013, 10:39 PM   #16
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arcturus88 as dictator decree #18

all will serve the state in some capacity for a period of 2 years.

examples of service to the state: military, community, natural disaster relief.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 04:07 PM   #17
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any future dictators have thoughts on how you'd deal with the homeless problem?


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Old June 4th, 2014, 05:02 PM   #18
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ok that was kind of funny.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 05:25 PM   #19
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any future dictators have thoughts on how you'd deal with the homeless problem?


Public works projects paid with food.....preferably Soylent Green
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Old June 5th, 2014, 09:58 PM   #20
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any future dictators have thoughts on how you'd deal with the homeless problem?


I'd use them as free labor (basically slaves but voluntary) to deal with things like maintaining gov property and building/fixing infrastructure. In return I'd feed them (from farms I'd be having convict slaves working) and put them in homes their compatriots built. This voluntary slavery deal would also be offered to the unemployed.
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