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plusminusgravity
 Post subject: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world?  |  Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 6:13 pm

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 MODNOTE: This post and a few below were moved here from the dot com refugees thread. The original OP is the one below this one which was submitted 6 minutes after this post now at the topHello! Thanks for wanting to connect.If you were a billionaire, had all the friends you could manage, great health, and a perfect family life...what would you do with the rest of your life to be happy? _________________“Mediocrity is self-inflicted and genius is self-bestowed.” ― Walter Russell
plusminusgravity
 Post subject: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world?  |  Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 6:19 pm

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 If you were a billionaire...- had all the friends you could manage- great health- and a perfect family life ...what would you do with the rest of your life to be happy? ...what would you do to help the world grow? _________________“Mediocrity is self-inflicted and genius is self-bestowed.” ― Walter Russell
Rory
 Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world?  |  Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 11:06 pm

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 I think that would actually be quite boring... I would give up, under the weight of my own pointlessness. _________________If you are doomed to be boring - make it short. Andre Geim
plusminusgravity
 Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world?  |  Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 11:35 pm

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 Rory wrote:I think that would actually be quite boring... I would give up, under the weight of my own pointlessness.Oh...I figured you'd apply your wealth to creating more mental growth on the planet or helping others... _________________“Mediocrity is self-inflicted and genius is self-bestowed.” ― Walter Russell
Snafuperman
 Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world?  |  Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 11:42 pm

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 plusminusgravity wrote:If you were a billionaire...- had all the friends you could manage- great health- and a perfect family life ...what would you do with the rest of your life to be happy? ...what would you do to help the world grow?First I would open a whole bunch of casinos so the poor people would have more ways to lose their money. I would have relations with hundreds of beautiful women and have my picture taken at every opportunity. Then I would have many consumer items made with my name on them -- but have them made in other countries where the labor is really cheap. Finally, I would run for POTUS.
plusminusgravity
 Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world?  |  Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 12:00 am

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 Snafuperman wrote:plusminusgravity wrote:If you were a billionaire...- had all the friends you could manage- great health- and a perfect family life ...what would you do with the rest of your life to be happy? ...what would you do to help the world grow?First I would open a whole bunch of casinos so the poor people would have more ways to lose their money. I would have relations with hundreds of beautiful women and have my picture taken at every opportunity. Then I would have many consumer items made with my name on them -- but have them made in other countries where the labor is really cheap. Finally, I would run for POTUS.Now see...that's a respectable response. Love it. Why the hell not...right! _________________“Mediocrity is self-inflicted and genius is self-bestowed.” ― Walter Russell
babe
 Post subject: Re: Welcome to all .com refugees.  |  Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 6:48 am

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 plusminusgravity wrote:Hello! Thanks for wanting to connect.If you were a billionaire, had all the friends you could manage, great health, and a perfect family life...what would you do with the rest of your life to be happy?Find ways to help others not so fortunate.
astromark2014
 Post subject: Re: Welcome to all .com refugees.  |  Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 8:12 am

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Location: On a hill near a park. The Whanganui National Park, New Zealand.

 A Billionaire.. I too would seek areas where I could make a difference. Like a realistic version of 'Thunderbirds' A multinational rescue service..Being able and equipped. Heavy lift aircraft ready to help.. anywhere, any time. but in the real world.. I pour another wine.. _________________Attempting tolerance and understanding as best I can. Always seeking more.
Pong
 Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world?  |  Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 6:00 am
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 Locally, homelessness is a big problem. With $1,000,000,000 in Vancouver, Canada, I could buy 714 homes. Or maybe ~238 small apartment buildings. Make 'em into co-ops. scoobydoo1  Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world? | Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 10:11 am Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:39 am Posts: 196 Location: Singapore  I would buy an island somewhere and engage Vault-Tec to build me a fallout bunker and probably get me a Mr Gutsy or two for home defence. Falconer360  Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world? | Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 5:35 pm Original Member Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:30 pm Posts: 970 Location: Somewhere in the Great State of Washington  I would do everything I could to reduce the poverty of NorthEastern WA, and donate lots to the local school districts to increase opportunities for the students to better themselves. In this area of Washington whenever budgets have to be cut, the arts and sciences always are the first to be hit. So it ends up depriving a lot of students, I would want to help prevent this. _________________"For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled." Hunter S Thompson"It is easy to kill someone with a slash of a sword. It is hard to be impossible for others to cut down" - Yagyu Munenori GiantEvil  Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world? | Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:36 pm Original Member Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:19 am Posts: 786  I'd outfit myself like Batman, but with more lethal weaponry and jet power, and go do some assassinating! _________________It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.-W. K. Clifford- shlunka  Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world? | Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:56 pm Joined: Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:55 pm Posts: 54 Location: Virginia, US  I'd buy an island, open up a Starbucks there, and buy nothing but the expensive drinks. _________________John Hancock was here. marnixR  Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world? | Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:25 pm Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:35 pm Posts: 4780 Location: Cardiff, Wales  I think I'd buy as much rainforest as my money could buy, and then do nothing at all with it, just so that I could say that I've kept it pristine _________________"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)"Someone is WRONG on the internet" (xkcd) Ascended  Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world? | Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:17 am Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:59 pm Posts: 221 Location: Over the hills and far away  I think perhaps I would set up a charity for the homeless operating across Europe in conjunction with a new construction company primarily for bringing derelict buildings back into use and training and teaching formerly homeless people, now being housed by the charity, construction skills. So that they can go on to help repair buildings to provide future homes for other homeless people.I would also seek to purchase an island from the Greek government to form a new small country on which to construct a new city to provide a safe home for all the Syrian refugees. The money would help the greek economy, but so would all the jobs it would provide for Greek workers in constructing the city. The infrastructure of the city will also help to provide jobs for which the refugees can base their new lives upon. _________________Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm iNow  Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world? | Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:14 am Original Member Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:40 pm Posts: 5526 Location: Austin, Texas  I don't think a billion dollars goes as far as some here seem to assume _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan Rory  Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world? | Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:33 am Joined: Wed May 07, 2014 6:02 am Posts: 1896  The way I feel right now I'd do nothing other than let it accrue interest _________________If you are doomed to be boring - make it short. Andre Geim M_Gabriela  Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world? | Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:02 pm Joined: Tue May 03, 2016 2:25 pm Posts: 217 Location: Bs As, Argentina  Nothing. I'd do a lot for me though... Ascended  Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world? | Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:25 pm Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:59 pm Posts: 221 Location: Over the hills and far away  iNow wrote:I don't think a billion dollars goes as far as some here seem to assumeAh but a British billion goes much much further _________________Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm Falconer360  Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world? | Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:47 pm Original Member Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:30 pm Posts: 970 Location: Somewhere in the Great State of Washington  iNow wrote:I don't think a billion dollars goes as far as some here seem to assumeShlunka could be buying an island in a lake. lol And I never said how much I would do, other than what I could afford to do to lessen poverty in my area. I would probably set up a couple scholarship funds for high school graduates. Each fund would only need about$200,000 to generate enough interest that they could give the interest as a scholarship each year. _________________"For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled." Hunter S Thompson"It is easy to kill someone with a slash of a sword. It is hard to be impossible for others to cut down" - Yagyu Munenori
GiantEvil
 Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world?  |  Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:44 pm

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 iNow wrote:I don't think a billion dollars goes as far as some here seem to assumeOkay, so I don't go full Batman with jet power. I buy some travel, a cover story, and a nice sniper rifle. Then I go assassinating. How many lives could be saved by just shooting a few a-holes? _________________It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.-W. K. Clifford-
M_Gabriela
 Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world?  |  Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:07 pm

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 GiantEvil wrote:iNow wrote:I don't think a billion dollars goes as far as some here seem to assumeOkay, so I don't go full Batman with jet power. I buy some travel, a cover story, and a nice sniper rifle. Then I go assassinating. How many lives could be saved by just shooting a few a-holes?The only thing you're going to kill are flies... and with a fly swatter
GiantEvil
 Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world?  |  Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:46 am

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 M_Gabriela wrote:The only thing you're going to kill are flies... and with a fly swatter I rarely ever kill any insect, most spiders get gently evicted at worst.But like this guy; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_ShkreliYeah, with a gun, a knife, short range, long range, taped and glassed fists in The Octagon...But I'm pretty sure his own infamy will catch up with him quite justly without any effort on my part, and I'm not interested in prison.I'm also not a billionaire, so no goodguy, avenging assassin, here. _________________It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.-W. K. Clifford-
Falconer360
 Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world?  |  Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:13 pm

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 GiantEvil wrote:But I'm pretty sure his own infamy will catch up with him quite justly without any effort on my part, and I'm not interested in prison.Eh, I'm sure as a billionaire you would just get a few years probation, community service, and some financial obligations. Seems to be the trend. _________________"For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled." Hunter S Thompson"It is easy to kill someone with a slash of a sword. It is hard to be impossible for others to cut down" - Yagyu Munenori
wireless
 Post subject: Re: You're a billionaire...what would you do help the world?  |  Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:20 pm

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 The person that runs Microsoft is a billlionare. Mr Gates does some good stuff with his money.
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