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If You Were Dictator, What Rules Would You Enact?  
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6942 posts, RR: 18
Posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4816 times:

I am sooooooo bored right now because of the stupid rain here in Tokyo.

So I thought up something. For fun. If I run for office don't hold this against me 

If I were dictator and I were to make new rules for my country:

1) ban rap music, hip hop, MTV, the Lardashians, and confiscate all of hollywood's funding.

2) all movies must be made by Clint Eastwood, or directors trained by him.

3) listening to an hour of Finntroll every day is mandatory

4) every able bodied male will learn how to play hockey

5) learning Japanese will be mandatory

6) learning a musical instrument will be mandatory

7) no one is allowed to say "YOLO." If they do, they'll be thrown into the snake pit.

8) Anyone who says that long hair looks stupid will be forced to grow long hair themselves.

9) Basketball players will be retrained as baseball or hockey players, and basketball will be abolished.

10) The Westboro Baptist Church, any radical religious people, and Al-Qaeda will be drafted into forced labor slavery, doing the lowest, menial, disgusting jobs imaginable.

:D What about you guys?


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User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2037 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4810 times:

1. Nobody is allowed to work before 11 AM.

2. Every Saturday evening, there will be a hour-long firework in every town and village.

3. Whoever shows his religious beliefs in public will be stoned.

4. Everybody who is reasonably healthy (and can prove it by a doctor's certificate) and above the age of 18 is allowed to consume any drugs.

5. Travel by car or motorbike will be illegal. The government will assure that buses, railways and airplanes are on time, comfortable and affordable.

6a. The the government and the justices will be elected by the parliament. The parliament will be elected by drawing lots.
6b. Well, I'll have the final say. The parliament and the other branches of the state only exist to make my duty as humanely as possible (e.g. about six or seven hours a week). Big grin


David

[Edited 2013-06-26 02:29:37]


Keeping calm is terrorism against those who want to live in fear.
User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7204 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4713 times:

A dictatorship with elections?.

User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7916 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4698 times:

Sure, even in North Korea, voters go to the ballots - to vote for representatives the party has elected.


I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4687 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 2):
A dictatorship with elections?.

  
Flyingturtle won't be flying high very long. 




If I were dictator of my home country (United States), this would be the law;

-10% flat-tax. NO exceptions what so ever and throw out the 78,000 page tax code
-Kick out the United Nations!
-Pull out of the United Nations
-End NAFTA
-No more taxation or requiring of expats to report income
-No more foreign aid at all (only for short-term crisis; earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, etc)
-Drill for oil everywhere we can get it
-Repeal CAFE
-Abolish pre-employment marijuana test and credit checks
-Repeal ALL anti-gun legislation
-Repeal all alcohol restrictions
-Legalize drugs
-Get rid of the TSA
-Kick out all the illegals
-Establish a simple, easy to understand national health-care system
-Eliminate all noise restrictions against aircraft
-Declare Greenpeace and like-minded organizations as enemies of the state and throw them out
-Continue to support grants and federal aid for college students going in to fields where there is a need and eliminate it for those seeking silly liberal arts degrees. They need to pay for that themselves.
-Legalize prostitution
-Eliminate the speed limit and allow people to drive as fast as they want to go.
-Outlaw over-sized ghetto rims on cars
-Subways in big cities must run 24-hours and can't cost more than $1 to ride.
-Great our best & brightest to resurrect the Boeing 2707SST and get it in to service.
-The Sears Tower will ALWAYS be the Sears Tower
-Rebuild Meigs Field
-Rebuild the original World Trade Center
-Rebuild The Embarcadero Freeway and Central Freeway
-Rebuild the Crissy Field airport (San Francisco)



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4659 times:

I would make it mandatory for Penguins to take flying lessons and decree that all Llamas must wear a hat on Sunday.


Dan  



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlinepvjin From Finland, joined Mar 2012, 1002 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4615 times:

1. Ban of trashy entertainment. I would ban all forms of entertainment that I think are rubbish. Most television programs currently shown in Finnnish television would be banned, especially the big majority of those that feature badly behaving people, useless celebrities, bad humor. Also most American TV programs would be banned, other than something useful like documentaries. Also a lot of modern trashy music would be banned, every radio station would be required to play daily amount of Cuban and Soviet music.

2. People must stay healthy and away from bad American origin eating habits. Thus I would ban any restaurant groups that sell hamburgers from the whole country. Pizzerias and such would stay though. It would be illegal to take any product with a Mcdonalds logo to the country.

3. I would ban coca cola, pepsi etc and replace them with healthy ice tea products.

4. No state funded foreign aid other than to help with some unexpected catastrophes like earthquakes and so.

5. No more refugees / uneducated immigrants from Central Asian, Middle Eastern or African country, too much trouble and no benefits.

6. More progressive taxation, higher taxes to rich part of the population.

7. Improved state funded healthcare and education systems, private healthcare companies would not be allowed to operate anymore. Higher salaries to doctors, nurses etc.

8. More restrictions to foreign companies working in Finland. Foreign mining companies would be banned entirely, our natural resources belong to us.

9. Legalization of marijuana and brothels, though both heavily regulated.

10. Longer and harsher sentences from bad crimes like rape, murder, manslaughter etc. Death sentences for the very worst criminals like mass murderers.

11. More protected nature reserve areas, natural forests.

12. Strict pollution standards to industry. More wind power.

13. I would also use tax payers money to buy and keep operating a private Boeing 747SP to travel around the world whenever I feel like it, also a private B757 for shorter flights, both equipped with a couple of good looking female flight attendants willing to make my flights as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

[Edited 2013-06-26 05:53:39]


"A rational army would run away"
User currently offlineDarkSnowyNight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1281 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4599 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
-Rebuild the original World Trade Center

Seriously... They had a couple of great looking monoliths, now... all this artsy crud. I'd say they should be scaled up just 15% or so though...

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
-Eliminate all noise restrictions against aircraft

I'm down.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
-Outlaw over-sized ghetto rims on cars

What, so in your universe those 10" cholos are just fine then? In for a penny, in for a pound my friend...

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
-Abolish pre-employment marijuana test and credit checks

Yesterday. No good reason for those...



I'd say that airshows need to be real airshows. Over-capable, single seat Navy GA flying in formation is about as done as it can be. Let's see a DC-10 fly under the Golden Gate... with the OverSpeed warning on!

I'd also say that weaponizing children for the purposes jacking up marital settlements would be punishable by up to 20 years (but not less than 19.5) in federal prison. To be, of course, applied retroactively, and without the possiblility of clemency.

Any DA securing more 200 convictions in the same year will receive the Dictatorial Hero Award, and become eligible for an Official Friend of the Dictator status after three consecutive such years, inclusive of course, of the same tax exempt status enjoyed so with.

I'd also say that making a false accusation of any crime would punishable, again without the possibility of clemency or commutation, with same maximum sentence proscribed for the crime falsely accused thereof. For reference, any not-guilty verdict shall be considered and cross prosecuted as a false accusation.

Any slander, or attempt to disrupt this notional dictatorship would not by itself be considered a crime. But, it would be grounds for siezure of assets and compulsory indentured servitude to be determined by Dictatorial Fiat. Hey, this is aint no democracy, right? So slander me all you want ladies, especially if you're hot!



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User currently offlinecptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3219 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4600 times:

Lots of GOOD ideas so far.

I'd ban ugly cars.

When I was based in Germany in the late sixties I had to get permission from my company commander to purchase a private vehicle. While signing the authorization I was warned by him that the polizei could and would fine you for driving an "ugly car". Of course it was relative more to safety; rusted floppy fenders, cracked or stained glass, bad tires and such, but he also added that extravagant paint jobs (read: hippy-style muraled micro bus type graphics) where frowned upon.

Anyway, remember the USA advertisements back when..."Keep America Beautiful. Buy A Jaguar." ?

So, I'd ban ugly cars. regards...jack



all best; jack
User currently offlinebongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3475 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4595 times:

Mandatory prison sentence for anyone with offensive body odour in public.
Castration/sterilisation for people with a low IQ
Castration/sterilisation for the work shy
Compulsory work for prisoners, no work their relatives have to pay for their keep.
All girls with good legs must wear mini skirts
All women without good legs musn't !!
No lycra for fat people
Ban fat people from eating in public places
Immigration to search all vehicles entering UK and deport all illegal immigrants with no recourse to the courts
Flat rate tax for both individuals and corporations, no exemptions.
Ban major corporations from avoiding tax by hiding profits offshore
Destruction of all mobile phones etc if used at restaurant tables
Ban silly slogans e,g, local police "working for a better Cambridgeshire" should be "nicking villains 24/7"
National retirement age to apply for all, stop Council/Govt workers retiring 5 years before the private sector.
If celebrities/Royals wish to flash parts of their anatomy, we who pay their wages must be allowed to see the photos.
No full time students over the age of 23. If you haven't learnt by then, you are either stupid or just sponging off ther state.
Champagne socialists, confiscate their assets and distribute to the poor, after all they keep saying we should help them.
Gangmasters, slum landlords etc, in the stocks and let those they have exploited throw the rotten eggs.
Child molestors - removal of genitalia without anasthesia.
TB infested badgers - shoot and send by courier to Brian May


User currently offlineAyostoLeon From Australia, joined May 2013, 602 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4581 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 2):
A dictatorship with elections?.

Why not? Stalin won hands down every time, getting 110% of the votes cast. It provides legitimacy for the dictatorship.  

Of course there is a difference between electing a parliament and that parliament actually having any powers to legislate. That is the norm in several countries where parliaments are largely advisory councils.

So what would I do?

In the interests of public health and safety, minimum seat pitch in aircraft will be 34" and the minimum seat width will be 20". Any airline executives who protest will be condemned to flying on existing Vueling aircraft non-stop for thirty three years (except for refuelling stops.) If it's acceptable for the passengers it is acceptable for the executives.

Airline food will be appealing and digestible and not something that the dog threw up. Penalty: executives will be provided with pure, pedigree chum for breakfast, lunch and dinner before being taken for "walkies."

The price shown must reflect the total paid to fly. While taxes must be clearly identified, ancillary fees and charges may not be shown as a tax. "Fuel surcharge" is not a tax. It is an extra revenue grab. Failure to identify it as such will result in forfeiture and a fine of an equal amount.

A free market economy means that not only is the movement of capital free but so too is the movement of labour. Except for the exclusion of known criminals, immigration controls are repealed. Migrants will be encouraged to become active citizens, fully participating in all areas of public life.

Plattdeutsch and OshiNdonga will be the official languages to be learned all residents, citizen and non-citizen alike.



The person with no dignity eats his dinner twice
User currently offlinejohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4557 times:

1. ALL CHURCHES MUST PAY 50% TAX.

2. Gay sex. All the time.*



*Only applies to guys I think are hot.


User currently offlineluckyone From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 2129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4539 times:

Establish an obesity tax -- "freedom" stops when other people end up paying your medical bills because you couldn't stop refilling the Big Gulp.

Abolish income tax and replace it with a consumption tax.

Legalize all "recreational" drugs. The ones we allow are far deadlier than the ones we don't allow. If you die because of something you consumed then it's your problem and not mine.

Give tax breaks to people who don't allow those damn video games in their homes, or if that's not possible, raise the taxes on video games obnoxiously.

Eliminate tax-exempt religious organizations.

Cap the salaries that athletes and actors/singers/musicians/entertainers can make. When Madonna makes more money in one night for flashing her ass and lipsynching than a policeman or a firefighter does in an entire year I have a problem.

Put any and all reproductive-age men and women who are receiving public assistance on mandatory birth control. If you can't pay for it nobody else should have to. If you miss your shot then you miss your cheque.

Mandatory second language instruction during primary school.


User currently offlineAyostoLeon From Australia, joined May 2013, 602 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4526 times:

Quoting bongodog1964 (Reply 9):
Castration/sterilisation for people with a low IQ

This is potentially dangerous. It could backfire. People with a low IQ might be more supportive, or at least accepting, of the regime. The intelligentsia can never be trusted. They ask too many questions and want "freedoms", whatever they are. No, the Romans had the right idea for the plebs with low IQs: bread and circuses. Or beer and football. No, the intelligentsia might need re-education with attendance at reruns of "The Bold and the Beautiful" being obligatory.

Quoting luckyone (Reply 12):
Put any and all reproductive-age men and women who are receiving public assistance on mandatory birth control.

Why not just provide them with a useful job? There are plenty of socially-useful things that need doing. Picking up dog poo, removing anti-government graffiti, stuffing ballot boxes to make sure you attain that 110% of the vote. Compulsory "sterilisation", even if temporary, will not prevent a sponge being a sponge. Put them to work. The alternative is a suggestion of failure and no decent dictator would ever admit failure.

 



The person with no dignity eats his dinner twice
User currently offlinemelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1561 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4524 times:

Timely topic, given what's been happening in these parts tonight....

All businesses, with the exception of Licenced Premises and Essential industries, must close at 3PM every Friday for happy hour. Employers by Law must pay for the first round of drinks, and provide paid transportation for their employees to travel home afterwards. Employers operating Licenced Premises & those in essential industries must make alternate arrangements for their staff.

No corporate CEO or company director will be permitted to be paid no more than 20 times what their lowest paid full time staff member is paid. For most CEO's here, this will mean that most of them will be paid no more than around $800K to $1 million. This will be enforced by a government body, any board members or CEO's who are found to be in contravention will be immediately dismissed from their positions & banned from any similar positions for life. Any bonuses are to be held in trust until 5 years have passed since leaving the employment of the company, and 10 years in the case of stock options.

Ban locally owned companies from off-shoring work.

Repeal of all alcohol & fuel excices.

Ban the purchase of residential property by non-residents. Also abolish negative gearing on residential property.

Provide taxation incentives to employers to move their operations or to set up new facilities in areas outside of the State Capitals.



Essendon - Whatever it takes......
User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10363 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4515 times:

I am shocked there are so many xenophobes here who would radically send away immigrants...


This is what I would do:

Nationalize oil companies.
Double the road tax for any truck.
Triple the road tax for any foreign truck only crossing Germany.
Abolish the car tax for strictly private cars, raise it for company cars.
Companies must pay the taxes in the country they make their money, not where its convenient.
Lower income taxes for anyone earning less than 100.000 a year, raise it for anyone making more than 250.000.
25% inheritance tax on great fortunes above 10 million, 50% on any private inheritance bigger than 100 million. Companies, one private home and palace and their upkeep (due to its cultural importance) excluded.
5% yearly tax on great fortunes to prevent the socially unhealthy accumulation trend. 1 million fortune is tax-free.
Personal fortunes are being capped at 500 million.
My tax laws in short: make it more easy to make your first million, and more difficult to make your 100th!

Violent criminals, rapists etc. must work for their victims and pay for their victims therapy if needed.
Repeat child rapists - castration, hardest labour until death, 75% of their fortune transferred to a welfare fund caring for molested children. No access to any sexual material, books, videos and magazines.
Repeat rapists are being castrated.
Drug dealers must pay for the welfare and wellbeing of the people who´s life they destroy.
Foreign drug dealers are being deported the day they are being caught with no chance of court appeal.
Any policeman beating or arresting someone he knows is not guilty will lose his pension.
Every drug including cigarettes is being forbidden. Any hard liquor can only be purchased on recipe limited to 20 bottles a year.
Any radical muslim, member of the salafists etc. will be imprisoned or deported.
Every member of a radical right wing party or Neonazi will be imprisoned.
Politicians and high public officials are being made personally responsible for their mistakes.
Bank managers are being made liable with their personal fortune for grave mistakes affecting their clients and the public.
No weapons for ordinary civilians, hunting weapons to be stored in special public places, not in private homes.
High taxes on any unhealthy food, a bottle of Coke or a bag of marshmallows or chips costs 5 Euros.
Everyone is liable for part of the hospital bill for any disease caused by personal misbehavior (drug abuse, obesity, picking a fight and injured in it).

[Edited 2013-06-26 07:16:30]

User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6100 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4503 times:

I can't divulge my plans for the future, sorry. That's the beauty of dictatorship, no need to convince people to vote for you ! I can say it will be an enlightened dictatorship, but not of my country, of the world.


New Technology is the name we give to stuff that doesn't work yet. Douglas Adams
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6942 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4493 times:

Guys come on, I'm being half-facetious with my proposals. I never actually meant this thread for people's Presidential Campaign plans   

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 5):
I would make it mandatory for Penguins to take flying lessons and decree that all Llamas must wear a hat on Sunday.

OMG YESSSSSS DO THIS!

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
-Great our best & brightest to resurrect the Boeing 2707SST and get it in to service.

   Why is that 90 year old dude trying to start a crappy airline in Carlsbad? He could be using his money for this!

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 7):
I'd say that airshows need to be real airshows. Over-capable, single seat Navy GA flying in formation is about as done as it can be. Let's see a DC-10 fly under the Golden Gate... with the OverSpeed warning on!

THISSSSSS!!!! I wanna see a DC-8 fly upside down at top speed under the Rainbow Bridge here!

Quoting bongodog1964 (Reply 9):
Castration/sterilisation for people with a low IQ
Quoting bongodog1964 (Reply 9):
Child molestors - removal of genitalia without anasthesia.

I'll do the castration....with my katana.

Quoting johnboy (Reply 11):
2. Gay sex. All the time.*



*Only applies to guys I think are hot.

in the aforementioned church?



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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6386 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4480 times:

Here is my list:

1. Make it illegal to be pro-choice.
2. Make it illegal to be against nuclear power.
3. Ban all airlines from buying Airbus aircraft and require Boeing aircraft by law.
4. Ban the use of radar detectors, as well as making it illegal to even just advocate for them.
5. Require all men to wear pink.
6. Require smooth jazz stations in all radio markets.
7. Make gay marriage illegal.
8. Make it illegal to bash the Boeing 767-400ER.

[Edited 2013-06-26 07:41:04]


The Pink Delta 767-400ER - The most beautiful aircraft in the sky
User currently offlineAyostoLeon From Australia, joined May 2013, 602 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4466 times:

Quoting na (Reply 15):
I am shocked there are so many xenophobes

Sadly, I am not. It is fairly commonplace although the grounds for it may differ.

Quoting na (Reply 15):
Triple the road tax for any foreign truck only crossing Germany.
Quoting na (Reply 15):
Foreign drug dealers are being deported the day they are being caught with no chance of court appeal.

Inconsistency at its best. Different treatment for foreigners while mentioning surprise at xenophobia. This is good and typical of despotic behaviour, especially no chance to establish guilt or innocence in open court and embarrass the regime.  

I am beginning to like this game.  



The person with no dignity eats his dinner twice
User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10363 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4446 times:

Quoting AyostoLeon (Reply 19):
Inconsistency at its best. Different treatment for foreigners while mentioning surprise at xenophobia. This is good and typical of despotic behaviour, especially no chance to establish guilt or innocence in open court and embarrass the regime.  

Inconsistent? No, foreign trucks not doing business in the country they cross only damage roads and pollute the air. Fair to let them pay more than the rest. Germany is the biggest transit country in Europe.
And as for drug dealers, Germans (locals) cant be deported, only foreigners. So that has nothing to do with xenophobia.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 21, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4442 times:

If You Were Dictator, What Rules Would You Enact?

First and foremost I will declare that all flyable Concordes must be returned to flight by executive order.

All capable parties be it Airbus or others will have to work on returning one or several Concordes to the skies - again by executive order.

Existing Concorde simulators will be restored or replicated/rebuilt as new if necessary.. All needed spare parts will be built by multiples. Pilots and captains will be retrained to fly the aircraft with tutoring/mentoring from former Concorde captains and pilots who will be put in charge of this task.

After being returned to flight all the flyable Concordes will stay as they are in their same liveries and registrations.

The flying Concordes will be used exclusively for prestigious displays at air shows around the world and official events worldwide. Inviting countries will have to pay all expanses for the visiting Concordes.

No private entity or politician will be able to use the flying Concordes for their own needs be it official travel.
This will includes the dictator whose only task will be to make sure (in person) that everything will be done so the aircraft can safely return to the skies.

The flying Concordes will be made Official National Icons and be treated like treasures.

Their full maintenance cost will be paid ty the State at whatever cost. Bookkeeping will be scrutinized to make sure that all the allotted public funds will go to the aircraft to the one cent. Any cheating/stealing of funds will be punished of lifetime emprisonment.

Grand Inaugural national ceremonies and events will be planned in most major airports in the country to which everyone and all will be able to participate by admiring and cheering the restored Concordes back in the skies.

I will assure the well-being of the flying Concordes in every possible way until my last day in this world. I will designate a successor who will further the life of all existing flying Concordes.

     

[Edited 2013-06-26 08:03:08]


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineDarkSnowyNight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1281 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4403 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 17):
I wanna see a DC-8 fly upside down at top speed under the Rainbow Bridge here!

By a strange coincidence, that bridge is actually the background on my iPhone lock screen...

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 21):

So I'm going out on a limb and guessing you like Concordes...



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 23, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4395 times:

So far, all of you would make horrible dictators. Not a single one has come out and declared making the trains run on time as a priority!   


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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6100 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4379 times:

OK, I'll give a tidbit of my goal as a world dictator : settling the Moon and Mars. That would probably require a space elevator or electromagnetic/pellet launcher.


New Technology is the name we give to stuff that doesn't work yet. Douglas Adams
User currently offlineaf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 25, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4529 times:

For my home country the U.S.:
-ban all crossover SUVs and SUVs that are ugly, wasteful, and useless
-immediately raise funds to repair our deteriorating road/highway system, airports, and expand public transit
-ban trashy television (reality shows, inaccurate media, Hollywood crap)
-Minneapolis will officially be the capital of the United States
-ban cigars and cigarettes
-legalize marijuana
-drinking age lowered to 19
-radical groups including Westboro Baptist Church exiled
-gay marriage and gay rights legalized
-get rid of noise restrictions on aircraft



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3292 posts, RR: 13
Reply 26, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4510 times:
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User currently offlineflyingthe757 From UK - England, joined Mar 2013, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 27, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4560 times:
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-Gay marriage and rights the same as a hetrosexual couple
- 3rd runway approved at LHR / 2nd runway at LGW
-Rail network reverted to government control and price structure sorted for peak off peak, network enhancements and electrification of all lines. New rolling stock introduced
-Public transport under government control and improved

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 18):
7. Make gay marriage illegal.

Why????????????

Quoting na (Reply 15):
Repeat rapists are being castrated.

Agree

Quoting na (Reply 15):
Foreign drug dealers are being deported the day they are being caught with no chance of court appeal.

Agree

Quoting na (Reply 15):
Politicians and high public officials are being made personally responsible for their mistakes.

Agree

Quoting na (Reply 15):
No weapons for ordinary civilians, hunting weapons to be stored in special public places, not in private homes.

Fully agree

Quoting bongodog1964 (Reply 9):
Ban major corporations from avoiding tax by hiding profits offshore

Agree

Quoting bongodog1964 (Reply 9):
No full time students over the age of 23. If you haven't learnt by then, you are either stupid or just sponging off ther state.

Disagree!!!! What if someone wants a job change that means they need to go into full time education to get their degree etc??

Quoting pvjin (Reply 6):
4. No state funded foreign aid other than to help with some unexpected catastrophes like earthquakes and so.

Agree in principle

Quoting pvjin (Reply 6):
11. More protected nature reserve areas, natural forests.

Agree

Quoting pvjin (Reply 6):
12. Strict pollution standards to industry. More wind power.

Agree

Quoting af773atmsp (Reply 25):
-get rid of noise restrictions on aircraft

Disagree, only through noise restrictions have we now got aircraft that are becoming more quite and environmentally friendly.


User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6386 posts, RR: 2
Reply 28, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4545 times:

Quoting flyingthe757 (Reply 27):
Why????????????

Because it is against God. Again, a clear example of left-wing intolerance of opposing views.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 29, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4535 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 28):
Again, a clear example of left-wing intolerance of opposing views.

Funny how you never see your positions as clear examples of intolerance of opposing views.  



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User currently onlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2199 posts, RR: 7
Reply 30, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4524 times:

I will bite.

1) No open religious beliefs allowed in the country. Any public proselytizing punishable by jail time.

2) No smoking anywhere in the country (any substance). Snuff/snus allowed. All drugs in any form except smoking allowed in private residences with a restriction: pass a drug-specific test.

3) Private cars forbidden in city centers. Buses allowed.

4) Anyone got caught for speeding a third time thrown in jail for public endangerment. This comes with the restriction that speed limits on highways/motorways become 180km/h in good weather conditions. Might even increase this to 200km/h in some cases. All who wish to drive in any circumstances must attend a 6-month boarding school with the best drivers in the world.

5) All women shall grow long hair (below shoulders) except in cases of disease.

6) The economy will be revived by building new DC-9 and B737-200 aircraft, just as loud but more environmentally friendly. Fake smoke released from the back of the aircraft.

7) Cut down a tree, and you shall have a foot removed.

8) Whosoever opposes gay marriage will be forced to marry a nymphomaniac member of the same sex. In these circumstances, different sex marriage becomes illegal for said person. (The nymphomaniac partner is fully allowed to cheat, protected by law)

9) Reenact the Bablyonian tenet of an eye for an eye, if proven guilty. Did you run someone over? You also get run over. If you survive, so be it.

10) After the American model, each sport will have World Series. The official WC(say, FIFA one) and a national World Cup, called the World Series. For example, Spain would be the World Cup winner and Barcelona, etc, etc, Steaua Bucharest, etc, the World Series winner. To prove to America that they're not better.

[Edited 2013-06-26 10:56:07]

User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11919 posts, RR: 25
Reply 31, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4491 times:

Establish a body mass index standard for wearers of thongs or Speedos...


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User currently offlineflyingthe757 From UK - England, joined Mar 2013, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 32, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4487 times:
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Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 28):

Excuse me? I asked a very valid question there, not left wing intolerance.

I'm gay and want to one day marry, and I know I will be able to as laws change. God said a lot of things, and a lot of things we don't follow anymore, times have changed since the days the bible was written and the world needs to update to the now, not the past.


User currently offlineslider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6661 posts, RR: 35
Reply 33, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4484 times:

As much as I'm discouraged and disgusted by our own US federal government's actions, I'm elated to have them after reading the fascist BS that some of you have posted.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
If I were dictator of my home country (United States), this would be the law;

-10% flat-tax. NO exceptions what so ever and throw out the 78,000 page tax code
-Kick out the United Nations!
-Pull out of the United Nations
-End NAFTA
-No more taxation or requiring of expats to report income
-No more foreign aid at all (only for short-term crisis; earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, etc)
-Drill for oil everywhere we can get it
-Repeal CAFE
-Abolish pre-employment marijuana test and credit checks
-Repeal ALL anti-gun legislation
-Repeal all alcohol restrictions
-Legalize drugs
-Get rid of the TSA
-Kick out all the illegals
-Establish a simple, easy to understand national health-care system
-Eliminate all noise restrictions against aircraft
-Declare Greenpeace and like-minded organizations as enemies of the state and throw them out
-Continue to support grants and federal aid for college students going in to fields where there is a need and eliminate it for those seeking silly liberal arts degrees. They need to pay for that themselves.
-Legalize prostitution
-Eliminate the speed limit and allow people to drive as fast as they want to go.
-Outlaw over-sized ghetto rims on cars
-Subways in big cities must run 24-hours and can't cost more than $1 to ride.
-Great our best & brightest to resurrect the Boeing 2707SST and get it in to service.
-The Sears Tower will ALWAYS be the Sears Tower
-Rebuild Meigs Field
-Rebuild the original World Trade Center
-Rebuild The Embarcadero Freeway and Central Freeway
-Rebuild the Crissy Field airport (San Francisco)

Supe for Emperor of the Universe!!!  
Quoting pvjin (Reply 6):
Thus I would ban any restaurant groups that sell hamburgers from the whole country.

Stay on that side of the pond when you enact this rule, OK? You'll never take my burgers!

One of my rules would be that the left lane of the freeway is reserved for me and me alone.


User currently offlinesbworcs From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 825 posts, RR: 5
Reply 34, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4405 times:

1. Make gay marriage legal
2. Ban Chihuahuas and any dog that (when a fully grown adult) will fit in a handbag
3. Use Puppies to effectively reduce crime – who would hurt someone holding something so cute?
4. Make the selling and eating of celery carry 20 year prison sentences
5. Ditto the above for peas, almonds & oysters
6. Legalise all non addictive drugs
7. Make it compulsory for anyone looking like David Beckham to wear very little at all times
8. Ban the wearing of jeans sagging below the pant line
9. Rap / Hip Hop music to be banned if it includes hateful lyrics
10. Regulate the sale of animals to those that have proved they deserve them
11. Chemical Castration for (and not limited to) – child molesters, child killers, rapists
12. Make the use of the death penalty illegal – bring back proper prison working chain gangs and hard labour – NO PERKS FOR PRISONERS AT ALL.
13. Ensure politicians really are subject to the same rules / laws as the rest of us.
14. Abolish the APD in the United Kingdom and actively promote airline travel as a good alternative



The best way forwards is upwards!
User currently onlineHOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2945 posts, RR: 53
Reply 35, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4337 times:
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1. Make Gay Marriage eternally legal
2. Legalize all soft drugs
3. Open-skies policy with every willing country
4. Allow any airline from abroad to operate domestic flights in the country
5. Most diplomatic travel (including the dictator's) shall be on commercial flights. The dictator will prefer flights on AA or OneWorld carriers and probably qualify for EXP and Concierge Key every year.
6. Cell phone carriers will never be allowed to charge more than $50 a month for anything, including roaming fees
7. Internet service providers will never be allowed to charge more than $50 a month for any type of service or speed
8. Elimination of all taxes related to air travel
9. All subway stations must install platform screen doors
10. The following music shall be banned:
- Justin Bieber
- Nickelback
- Pitbull
- One Direction
- "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke
11. All newcomers to the country intending to stay shall be required to watch a video that explains the customs, culture and traditions of the country
12. Fences will be removed from airports and be replaced with moats. Any police officer that harrasses a plane spotter will be given a warning at first, with further consequences to follow if such behavior persists.



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11919 posts, RR: 25
Reply 36, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4325 times:

Quoting HOONS90 (Reply 41):
2. Legalize all soft drugs

I agree. Making any substances illegal is futile. They can invent substances faster than they can be outlawed. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_salts_%28drug%29 ....

Quoting HOONS90 (Reply 41):
7. Internet service providers will never be allowed to charge more than $50 a month for any type of service or speed

Cable TV providers too. Also I shall not be forced to pay for any channel/product that I have no intent of ever using. Every market shall have at least two providers, none of which will have any corporate linkages whatsoever.



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User currently onlineHOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2945 posts, RR: 53
Reply 37, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4310 times:
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Quoting Revelation (Reply 42):
Cable TV providers too. Also I shall not be forced to pay for any channel/product that I have no intent of ever using. Every market shall have at least two providers, none of which will have any corporate linkages whatsoever.

Agreed. There's only a few channels I'd regularly watch (Discovery, National Geographic, History) and I wouldn't care for the rest. Too bad there's no way of doing that except perhaps with a computer.



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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6900 posts, RR: 13
Reply 38, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4297 times:

- Adults must be sterilised once they have had two kids unless they apply for a breeding permit, which is granted solely on the grounds that they have sufficent means to be 100% self sustainable. A permit is granted for one bonus child only. Comvicted Crims of specific crimes sterilised automatically on entry to prison.

- Scrap Child support payments for fathers. As the personal right of a woman to carry a foetus to term or not they are also solely responsible for any costs incured by this decision. Any foreign men who want to start a new life free from the threat of these payments will be invited to live in my country if they are free of criminal history and are able to work,

- Compulsory VD/HIV tests once a month as part of the free loving movement. I want to bring back the days pre HIV and condoms. This will result in a happier less tense population. Those with VD must stay in special clinics until treated and testing shows clear again. A special suburb allocated for those with HIV and death penalty to those who knowingly spread disease.

- Legalised Euthanasia. Say the word, and my designated officials will come and put a bullet in your head.

- Legalised drugs. Grown/Produced in state run sterile facilities and sold to Nationals of my country in offical chemists.

- Derestricted Autobahn and toll road system. Mix of German & Swiss type systems Police will not focus on road safety. Just expect a charge of murder with a motor vehicle if you kill someone in a crash. FDR/Black boxes mandetory in all vehicles..

- decentralised power supply . Each property must generate their own power and have their own water tanks. If you use more than your quota or than what you generate expect a large fine.

- All produce grown in my country must be first sold to my country to meet their needs and at local price, then anything left will be exported.and sold at export price. No longer will my country pay export prices for seconds and low quality produce.

I could go on and one. I have heaps to add to my manifesto..


User currently offlineflyingthe757 From UK - England, joined Mar 2013, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 39, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4287 times:
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Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 44):
Scrap Child support payments for fathers. As the personal right of a woman to carry a foetus to term or not they are also solely responsible for any costs incured by this decision.

Do not agree at all......

My sisters first child was born in a relationship and they split after he was born. He would not have the life he has now if it were not for child support payments.....
There are too many issues surrounding it for a blanket ban on it.


User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1800 posts, RR: 42
Reply 40, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4273 times:
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Quoting PHX787 (Thread starter):

1) ban rap music, hip hop, MTV, the Lardashians, and confiscate all of hollywood's funding.
Quoting PHX787 (Thread starter):
3) listening to an hour of Finntroll every day is mandatory
Quoting PHX787 (Thread starter):

7) no one is allowed to say "YOLO." If they do, they'll be thrown into the snake pit.

If these 3 rules were implemented I could die a happy man! You've got my vote PHX787 

Martijn



Fly DC-Jets!
User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1169 posts, RR: 3
Reply 41, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4206 times:

1) Get Concorde back in the skies or develop something faster.

2) (goes with 1) Ban all aircraft noise restrictions

3) Legalize use of all drugs, but only in one's own home. Any drug use in public (including cigarettes) to be punishable by several years in jail. In-home manufacture of drugs (e.g. meth) to be punishable by life in prison and forfeiture of all assets including the home. All manufacture and distribution of drugs to remain highly illegal with increased penalties.

4) All political opponents to be crushed. This usually would go without saying, but in my dictatorship it would be enshrined in the Constitution and it would also be on the currency right under the picture of my grinning face.

5) Creation of a national healthcare system, with a particularly large investment in mental health.

6) All the Chateau Margaux, Latour and Mouton in the country to be confiscated and set aside for the dictator's personal use. Lafite and Haut-Brion to be used for entertaining foreign dignitaries and heads of the Army.

7) Introduce a license for having children. Must demonstrate financial resources to pay for the child, and must complete a course in childcare. Must also sign a form promising that the children will not have themed names or all start with the same letter.

More to come when I get annoyed about something. Interesting how many people basically include "introduce eugenics" on their lists.



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User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2037 posts, RR: 13
Reply 42, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 2):
A dictatorship with elections?.

Of course. For show purposes. And in my dictatorship, I would actually trust some sort of parliament. I'm lazy. I can't be bothered to rule my country for more than six hours a week.  
Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
Flyingturtle won't be flying high very long.

Well played, super-high flying Fly. 


DAvid



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3825 posts, RR: 1
Reply 43, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4179 times:

100% taxation in exchange for bread and water if I'm feeling generous.
No private property, everything belongs to me.
I shall be god, king, emperor, president-for-life and The Donald.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StJS51d1Fzg



Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 44, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4175 times:

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 48):
I can't be bothered to rule my country for more than six hours a week.

I was kind of thinking that with all of the plants, pills and potions everyone was advocating making legal, how many would actually be coherent for more than six hours per week.  Wow!



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 45, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4104 times:

Quoting bongodog1964 (Reply 9):
If celebrities/Royals wish to flash parts of their anatomy, we who pay their wages must be allowed to see the photos.

Great Idea

Quoting flyingthe757 (Reply 27):
3rd runway approved at LHR / 2nd runway at LGW

Why not just go ahead with the mega Thames Estuary plan?

If I was dictator, I would:

-Revamp the social benefit system so lazy people won't rip it off. Everyone unless blatantly unable will work for their benefit. This will mean creating govt jobs for people but so be it. (There are alot of things that need to be done)
-Introduce labour into the prisons. Guys here seem to be living quite well so make them work during the day.
-Tougher sentencing. Crack down on petty things like shoplifting etc, send them to jail for a bit, make them work. My logic is if we crack down on petty things commited by young people, they will be less likely to offend in future or think of it in the first place. Longer and tougher sentences especially for repeat offenders. Some of the cop's here attitude needs an adjustment. I used to work as a mall cop, and some of the cops we had dealing with shoplifters, people assaulting others etc did not give a crap about it because it was all 'small time stuff'
-Buy huge amounts of land in the Australian Dessert and create farms for Genetically Engineered produce, and export these products overseas. Send the people in prison here to work.
-Subsidize dental for the public
-Introduce an underground railway system for AKL. Improve public transport in general and improve infrastructure (This includes AKL as an airport, get them out of their reactive mentality towards growth and get proactive)
-Get rid of 'reverse racism'. No freebies or preferences for anyone because you were born to a certain race. Equal opportunity for everyone.
-Get rid of PC crap in society. Parents should be able to smack their kids without fear of repurcussion. If teenagers are being mouthy/arrogant, police should be able to put them in their place etc.. Pretty much stop being a society or wussies. I think Human rights has been the start of all of this, I agree with human rights but now people are being too precious about things, for example claiming prejudice against them has been done due to race for not getting a job.. when they are not good enough for it.
-1 tax rate for everyone.
-Subsidize public transport, the cost of healthy food, sports and recreational activities/clubs
-Tax soft drinks
-Get rid of some ministerial perks (lifetime of free air travel etc)

Just a few things Id do to start off with

And a couple of things I would'nt make a public issue but would do as well:

-Get NZ to buy a fleet of 8 or so 748I
-Introduce the following to the country: Krispy creme, Taco Bell, A&W, Popeyes


User currently offlineflyingthe757 From UK - England, joined Mar 2013, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 46, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4049 times:
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Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 51):
Why not just go ahead with the mega Thames Estuary plan?

Because that plan is stupid. It's a waste of money, far from the city, too close to euro airport space that there could,be issues, and would destroy the whole of west London if LHR was forced to close. Airlines would not want to move as they relie on connections at LHR


User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11123 posts, RR: 15
Reply 47, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4038 times:

No work on Thursdays.
Any two consenting adults can sign any contracts they want.
If it grows, it is legal.
Cash transactions between consenting adults have no business being controlled by the government.
Two daily meals for the legislature for free. No other pay or benefits.
Every citizen pays $50 for health care per month. Any private health care is out of pocket.
Every citizen pays $20 for public education through four year university. Private schools at their price.



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7276 posts, RR: 52
Reply 48, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4039 times:

Quoting seb146 (Reply 53):
Every citizen pays $50 for health care per month. Any private health care is out of pocket.
Every citizen pays $20 for public education through four year university. Private schools at their price.

Would that be enough??



Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
User currently offlinesturmovik From India, joined May 2007, 479 posts, RR: 0
Reply 49, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4030 times:

Quoting luckyone (Reply 12):
Give tax breaks to people who don't allow those damn video games in their homes, or if that's not possible, raise the taxes on video games obnoxiously.
Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 18):
3. Ban all airlines from buying Airbus aircraft and require Boeing aircraft by law.

My first official act upon becoming dictator would be to nuke you two from orbit.    
Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 5):
I would make it mandatory for Penguins to take flying lessons and decree that all Llamas must wear a hat on Sunday.

Best dictatorship ever! All Penguins should be type-rated, if you ask me..  
Quoting zckls04 (Reply 47):
7) Introduce a license for having children. Must demonstrate financial resources to pay for the child, and must complete a course in childcare. Must also sign a form promising that the children will not have themed names or all start with the same letter.

Anyone naming their child something silly like North West would be placed atop a Falcon 9 Heavy and shot off in the general direction of Alpha Centauri.



'What's it doing now?'
User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1169 posts, RR: 3
Reply 50, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4023 times:

Quoting seb146 (Reply 47):
No work on Thursdays.

Maybe I'm missing something, but why Thursdays?



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 51, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3989 times:

Quoting zckls04 (Reply 41):
1) Get Concorde back in the skies or develop something faster.

I am the one and only dictator in charge of returning all the Concordes that are still flyable to the Skies. I will let no one else interfere.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 21):
If You Were Dictator, What Rules Would You Enact?

First and foremost I will declare that all flyable Concordes must be returned to flight by executive order.

        



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinerlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 1064 posts, RR: 1
Reply 52, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3957 times:

If I was dictator I would just take it as it comes. I don't like it, it is gone. There would be many people and groups in a serious world of grief. Anet would look much different also.


I can drive faster than you
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6942 posts, RR: 18
Reply 53, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3932 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 18):
5. Require all men to wear pink.

What the heck........!? I'm gonna go jump ship and find a new dictatorial empire to live in....Like:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 21):
First and foremost I will declare that all flyable Concordes must be returned to flight by executive order.

I'll settle over here 
Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 21):
If You Were Dictator, What Rules Would You Enact?

Madame, would your nation be called "Concordia?"

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 22):
By a strange coincidence, that bridge is actually the background on my iPhone lock screen...

   I see that bridge quite often. It's huge.

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 23):
So far, all of you would make horrible dictators. Not a single one has come out and declared making the trains run on time as a priority!

In Japan this is a given so I don't need to make it a rule   

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 30):
1) No open religious beliefs allowed in the country. Any public proselytizing punishable by jail time.

   YES

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 30):
6) The economy will be revived by building new DC-9 and B737-200 aircraft, just as loud but more environmentally friendly. Fake smoke released from the back of the aircraft.

   Love the way youre thinking here

Quoting flyingthe757 (Reply 32):
Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 28):

Excuse me? I asked a very valid question there, not left wing intolerance.

STAHP!!!! This is not a debate about gay marriage. It is a debate about how youre gonna rule the world. Now shish. The SCOTUS decided everything yesterday.

Quoting slider (Reply 33):
Supe for Emperor of the Universe!!!

I'd be down for that...but I have a premonition that he's gonna set a weight standard for all women, and any women lower than that weight will be forced to eat CHANKO until she gets to the weight 'Fly likes   

Quoting sbworcs (Reply 34):
2. Ban Chihuahuas and any dog that (when a fully grown adult) will fit in a handbag

My neighbor would kill you. and her dog would kill you too.

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 40):
If these 3 rules were implemented I could die a happy man! You've got my vote PHX787

        



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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6900 posts, RR: 13
Reply 54, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3893 times:

Quoting flyingthe757 (Reply 39):
There are too many issues surrounding it for a blanket ban on it.

I wouldn't be a dictator if I didn't set things up to benefit me first and foremost. Blanket ban stands.


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2314 posts, RR: 21
Reply 55, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3894 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):

LOL :P Sounds like a redneck.


I would do much more for the environment.

I would make it illegal to build ugly buildings. So many ugly uninspired buildings in this world I decide which buildings are ugly  

Same with cars and aircraft. I would ban ugly vehicles in general. That means goodbye A380 until they make it look sexier.

Ban Rap music just like PHX787. Ban ALL reality TV. If people want to watch tv, it has to be something they will learn something from.

I would cut down on funding third world countries, but at the same time I would not interfere in how other countries are run. Each to their own.

Other than that I would also take it as it comes.

Quoting rlwynn (Reply 52):

If I was dictator I would just take it as it comes. I don't like it, it is gone. There would be many people and groups in a serious world of grief. Anet would look much different also.


[Edited 2013-06-27 03:56:13]

User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1060 posts, RR: 1
Reply 56, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3867 times:

- There will be a Supreme Council that dictates the limits of my power and can kick me out if I violate those limits. (nothing too substantial, but enough to ensure that I don't become a bloodthirsty creep).
- Harsh anti corruption laws (not that corruption is problem here).
- Outlaw 3-4-3 seating configurations in Boeing 777s. An injunction will be put in place to stop Air New Zealand painting their planes in the stupid new livery. All painted aircraft must be returned to the old livery (or the one before it) ASAP.
- Pass legislation recognizing the Armenian Genocide.
- Lots and lots of referendums: to be held on a monthly basis at least.
- A covered walkway between the domestic and international terminals of Auckland Airport. A train link to the city also.
- Creation of a national Sovereign Wealth Fund with the intention of it being somewhat like Singapore's Temasek.
- Free liposuction for those who want it. Also a tax on unhealthy food.
- Senseless hate of Airbus is strictly illegal. People are welcome to dislike Airbus, however they must give a decent, well reasoned justification for doing so (none of this 'its made in France so it must suck' rubbish).
- Liberate Fiji from its dictator. Kick Northern Hemisphere countries out of Antarctica. The US will be allowed to stay conditional on them sending lots of C-5s and C-17s through Christchurch Airport. The residual territory of the countries that get kicked out will be given to Chile, Argentina and SA (as well as NZ, obviously). An Emperor Penguin will be made emperor of Scott Base.
- Creation of a museum whose purpose is to save as many Airbus A340s from the scrapper as possible. Once this is achieved the museum shall procure as many other classic jetliners as possible. Many A340s as would be used by the RNZAF. Despite this I as dictator shall remain humble and only use an A320 (my usernamesake; which will be chartered from Air New Zealand when needed and won't have a VIP interior ) for long distance travel. Thus my flight to visit the UN General Assembly will be something like AKL-RAR-PPT-HNL-LAX-JFK-LAX-HNL-PPT-RAR-AKL. The flight for my yearly trip to NCE for winter holidays will be even further. If I feel like flying the plane myself a Virgin Australia 737 will be chartered.
- No SUVs for people other than farmers and others who actually use them offroad.
- New, prettier Auckland Harbour Bridge.
- Build a nice hotel on Campbell Island for political prisoners (only the really pesky ones). Those who attempt escape will probably be eaten by Leopard seals.
- Government departments other than DOC and MAF (or whatever its new name is) are not allowed cars any larger than a five door hatchback.
- A real Dassault Mirage will hang from the ceiling of my office. The debating chamber of parliament shall be enlarged so that a 747 can hang from its roof.
- State religion shall be Presbyterianism. People are welcome to be of other religious beliefs so long as they are moderates. No militant atheism. No religious insensitivity. No taking religion too far.
- More funding for Students to study for jobs in 'in-demand' sectors of the economy. No funding for pointless ones.
- Ships that harpoon whales shall find themselves on the wrong side of a Harpoon Missile. As will any other ships that fish illegally in New Zealand's EEZ. Alternatively a torpedo, if perchance there is some money left for submarines.
- Less trashy tv shows. Exception being Kardashians as they are hot and Armenian.
- Lots of help for exporters.
- Faster trains and higher motorway speed limits (160kph in good weather with little traffic).
- People are expected to look good when in public. The fashion police will enforce this strictly.
- Upon turning 12, boys are expected to wear belts; no wearing one's pants around one's knees. Should they fail to do so, they may be arrested by the fashion police. Repeat offenders will have their wardrobes burned.
- More highly skilled immigrants.
- Foreigners who buy houses must live in them. Limit of one property per foreigner until they get citizenship. After that they can buy as many as they want/need.
- NZ Aid will be solely focused on helping poorer nations of the South Pacific and short term emergencies that happen in other parts of the world.
- Minimum price on liquor and raise the drinking age to 20 again. 18 and 19 year olds have consistently shown that they aren't mature enough in their drinking habits.
- Tougher drug laws. Cannabis will not be legalised, not matter how much liberals desire it to be.
- My cat becomes eternal head of state if I die earlier than expected.

+ Everything NA and Melpax have said.

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 44):

- Adults must be sterilised once they have had two kids unless they apply for a breeding permit, which is granted solely on the grounds that they have sufficent means to be 100% self sustainable. A permit is granted for one bonus child only. Comvicted Crims of specific crimes sterilised automatically on entry to prison.
Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 51):
-Subsidize dental for the public
-Introduce an underground railway system for AKL. Improve public transport in general and improve infrastructure (This includes AKL as an airport, get them out of their reactive mentality towards growth and get proactive)
Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 51):
-Get NZ to buy a fleet of 8 or so 748I

  

Quoting flyingthe757 (Reply 45):
Do not agree at all......

If a guy is too lazy to use a condom then they can take responsibility for child support payments.



[Edited 2013-06-27 04:27:53]


repaint ZK-PBG!
User currently offlineAyostoLeon From Australia, joined May 2013, 602 posts, RR: 5
Reply 57, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3795 times:

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 45):
Australian Dessert

Would that be the Peach Melba dessert or a more basic ice cream one?

One problem if you are talking about land: most un-alienated crown land and even pastoral leases may be subject to native title claims and where native title is established would be inalienable other than by surrender to the Crown; - i.e. the land is "owned" by a community for the use of the community and can not be sold, although leases may be granted.

That aside, I do like the idea of opening up more land to cultivation as the soil will support almost anything. Water is the problem but there has been talk of a pipeline through central Australia from the Ord River catchment. With a benevolent dictator that might actually become a reality. 



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User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 58, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3780 times:

My serious answer

First I would take a leaf out of flyingturtles's book and have an "elected government" that are basically puppets giving the illusion of an democratic government. However I'd be running the show. Having an Totalitarian dictatorship draws too much negative attention.

First shake up would be the welfare system. I would try to get as many unemployed recipient's back into the workforce or at least volunteering in the community to supplement their pensions. To assist this I'd subsidise childcare for single parents with dependent children under school age. I'd also crack down on the disability pension where laziness seems to be a legitimate disability. Under my rule I'd review everyone on a disability pension and unless they have a good reason why they can't work at all I'll find a job for them. Even if it's answering phones or picking up rubbish off the footpath for a few hours each week. With welfare benefits I'd roll out the basic's card nationwide where any payment coming from the public purse would go onto a special debit card which can only be used for groceries, clothing and bills. Any income they generate from the jobs their forced into can be spent as they wish. Aged pensioners would be exempt from these rules.

I'd expand the resources available to stop illegal immigrants from arriving on our shores. Anyone not in immediate danger from returning back to their country of origin would be put on the first flight home with a 10 year ban from starting the immigration process. Anyone who has a compelling reason why they are in immediate danger from going back will be sent to an offshore refugee camp where they can live safely until it's their turn to enter legally.

I'd eliminate tax free status for church's, legalise and regulate cannabis in the same way alcohol and tobacco is regulated. Marriage equality will become legal day and any bill to introduce legislation based purely on religious grounds would be automatically blocked.

finally I'd toughen up the justice system. Introducing a system based on mandatory minimum sentencing for jail sentences where the minimum sentence must be upheld relating to the crime concerned. A higher sentence may be imposed where appropriate. An example of minimum sentences would be.

Premeditated Murder and Sex crimes against children - Minimum of 80 years with non parole period of 70 years.

Violent crimes causing death and Sex Crimes - Minimum of 40 years with non parole period of 25 years

Other Violent crimes and Drug dealing - Minimum of 20 Years with non parole period of 10 years.

And my just kidding answer

A 20 metre statue made of pure gold must be erected in every city and town nationwide.

The Gregorian calendar abolished and replaced with a 13 month calendar, each month being 28 days exactly. None of this 28/29/30/31 day nonsense. My birth year (1988) would become the Year 0. Making it the Year 25 today. My birthday shall be observed as a public holiday. On this day everyone must bow to the previous mentioned gold statue.

Fridays are now weekends along with Saturday and Sunday.

Complete media ban from mentioning the "K Word" (Kardashian)

Complete ban on talent shows.

Everyone must spend at least two hours listening to music of my choosing. Which depending on my mood could consist of Michael Jackson, Toto, Amy Winehouse, Sia, Missy Higgins, Janis Joplin, Alan Parsons Project or The scissor sisters to mention a few.

Aussie Rules would become the national and only football code allowed. Port Adelaide shall win every grand final (there's another public holiday) regardless of their performance through the season. Anyone who objects shall be banished to the Simpson Desert.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 5):
I would make it mandatory for Penguins to take flying lessons and decree that all Llamas must wear a hat on Sunday.

         Emu's and Cassowary's must also undertake flying lessons.



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User currently offlineluckyone From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 2129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 59, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3772 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 28):
Because it is against God.
Quoting Vhqpa (Reply 58):
First I would take a leaf out of flyingturtles's book and have an "elected government" that are basically puppets giving the illusion of an democratic government. However I'd be running the show.

So you'd be the Iranian Ayatollah???  


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6942 posts, RR: 18
Reply 60, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3754 times:

Quoting zkojq (Reply 56):
- Pass legislation recognizing the Armenian Genocide.

  

Quoting zkojq (Reply 56):
An Emperor Penguin will be made emperor of Scott Base.

   I love this. I absolutely love this idea.

Quoting zkojq (Reply 56):
- A real Dassault Mirage will hang from the ceiling of my office. The debating chamber of parliament shall be enlarged so that a 747 can hang from its roof.

   If I become president of a company, I actually wanna buy DL Ship 6103 and put it in my office...but have that double as a museum

Quoting Vhqpa (Reply 58):
Complete media ban from mentioning the "K Word" (Kardashian)

Complete ban on talent shows.

You mean Lardashian, right?

Quoting PHX787 (Thread starter):
1) ban rap music, hip hop, MTV, the Lardashians, and confiscate all of hollywood's funding.



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User currently offlineRomeoBravo From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2013, 1112 posts, RR: 3
Reply 61, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3711 times:

Well i'm a Georgist so...

Single tax on land value
Privatise everything bar police, courts and defense (not offense... and allow private courts and security)
Education and healthcare vouchers for kids and a lump sum fund for kids on adulthood with any left over tax money
Work visas would be set at about 2 million a year and auctioned off to the highest bidders
Adults can say, marry, screw, drink, smoke, snort, inject whatever they want
Most regulations cut
Make Hong Kong style trading posts out of the little islands Britain still has. Ascension, Diego Garcia, Caicos etc

I would also round up and slaughter all ugly people

[Edited 2013-06-27 09:20:35]

User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1169 posts, RR: 3
Reply 62, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3660 times:

Quoting RomeoBravo (Reply 61):
I would also round up and slaughter all ugly people

That's a dangerous game. Two very different ugly people can often produce very attractive children. If you restrict the gene pool too much people are going to start getting uglier (and dumber....).



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11919 posts, RR: 25
Reply 63, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3652 times:

Farting allowed any time, any where.
Applause provided for particularly loud or ripe farts.



Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently onlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2199 posts, RR: 7
Reply 64, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3649 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 63):

Farting allowed any time, any where.
Applause provided for particularly loud or ripe farts.

At the same time, soiling yourself must be punishable. You don't people walking around having shat themselves trying to get applause.


User currently offlinebhill From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 925 posts, RR: 0
Reply 65, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3645 times:

Left lane camping shall be punishible by death from bunga bunga.....


Carpe Pices
User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11919 posts, RR: 25
Reply 66, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3624 times:

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 64):
At the same time, soiling yourself must be punishable.

Wise suggestion. I hereby appoint you Counselor for Life and grant you three Royal Wishes, as long as they do not involve Livestock or Tijuana.



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User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 5943 posts, RR: 30
Reply 67, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3549 times:
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1. Send people to re-education camps to be taught God does not exist.
2. Ban reading of holy texts, starting with the bible.
3. Reactivate our nuclear weapons development program.
4. Give Boeing or Airbus everything they wanted so they would set up a production line here.
5. Get Kelly Cuoco to marry me.
6. Learning Mandarin would be mandatory.
7. Congressmen and Senators would make minimum wage.
8. The DC-10 would fly again
9. Ban cars that require gasoline to function.
10. Ban all human presence in Antarctica.
11. Every cop caught in corruption acts would be hanged publicly.
12. Any politician embezzling money would get both his hands chopped off.
13. Jeff Skilling would stay in jail till the day he dies.
14. Legalize all drugs. I call it second tier birth control.
15. People exploiting child labor would be sent to work inside a coal mine forever, never getting out.
16. Paedophiles would be taken care of in a very definite, painful way.
17. Economics would be taught from elementary school to highschool
18. Men abusing women would be taught, in a very real way, why it is wrong.
19. I would bring back the Lincoln Continetal Town Car of the early 1990s.
20. Terry Pratchett would get the noble prize for literature.



MGGS
User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8025 posts, RR: 1
Reply 68, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3498 times:

-Rebuild Infrastructure
-Ban all assault weapons
-Mandatory background checks for gun purchases
-Universal healthcare
-Universal education
-Higher minimum wage
-End Death Penalty
-Make public transit more effective
-Universal marriage equality
-End legalized LGBT discrimination
-Paid maternity leave
-Minimum paid off time from work
-Legalized abortions nationwide
-End "three strikes" and most minimum sentencing
-Reduce cost of public college education especially on STEM, medicine, business majors
-End regressive voter ID laws intended to stop elder, students, less affluent people from voting
-Labor representation without intimidation by employer but must be respectful and acknowledge the issues/int of empr.
-Less expensive healthy food
-Restart durable goods manufacturing
-Enforce clean air and water acts
-More focus on renewable energy
-End persistent bullying in schools, on line and other places
-Easier to be hired for hourly jobs
-Easier to start a business, have a plan, get grants, lower rents
-Available free psychological services, free housing and employment for those who served in the US Military
-Public/private funding for homeless shelters that provide drug treatment, psychological help people get back on feet
-Preserve notable and historical landmarks
-Progressive but sensible tax system
-More graphic warnings on cigarette boxes
-End nuclear power and weapons around the world
-End slot restrictions at LGB pending the opening of the new terminal
-End flight restrictions from LGA, DCA, DAL
-Pathway for citizenship for US undocumented immigrants
-Restart Las Vegas hotel projects that have been halted
-Build giant civil and military air museums with real planes models, mock ups and concepts of every plane type built
-Build giant auto museum on the concepts mentioned above
-Also build maritime museum with artifacts and models, bus, truck, helicopter, rocket/space craft, motorcycle, bike etc
-Build a massive natural history museum encompassing models of living things, Earth, evolution, space
-Establish a series of TV channels under one brand based of TV shows, movies and cartoons segmented by decade



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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5401 posts, RR: 12
Reply 69, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3468 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Thread starter):

Agree with you wholeheartedly especially about rap/crap, the Kartrashians, Wasteburrow Baptist Church, Al Queda and the Taliban.
Some of mine in no particular order:
  • Cruelty to animals especially cats and dogs punishable by caning in public
  • Abusing children along with animals same as above.
  • Talking ghetto/hip hop illegal
  • Hipsters required to spend a week with one another in a tent city locate in SDF or EWR and make them smell each other for that week.
  • Fat women not be allowed to wear Daisy Dukes, mini skirts, and especially bikinis! (Sorry Superfly, I'll send some of those hefty bovines your way and lift my ban)
  • Order Toyota to totally redesign their fugly line of Prius cars and make them normal or better yet sporty looking.
  • Globalists have to spend that same week with those hygiene challanged hipsters.
  • Political Correctness will be illegal. If convicted of PC pandering, you have to parade around the town square wearing a sandwich board saying: "I'm a loser schmuck step on me I'm a doormat."
  • Persuade Rupert Murdoch, Donald Trump, the Kartrashians, Justin Bieber, Niki Minaj to take a one way trip to Mars.
  • Junk Mail and Junk Spam are now illegal.
  • Send the IRS to either the Hipster/Globalist village of filth or better yet send them on that 1 way trip to Mars, and Oprah you too are invited to take that one way trip to the red planet.
  • Parachute/harem pants on hot women are now illegal.
  • Legalize Gay Marriage
  • Ban lawyer commercials on TV and get rid of Judge Judy and all those other stupid court shows.
  • Make and promote alternative natural foods and herbal tonics available for all who want them.
  • Teach sex ed and de-glamorize having babies out of wedlock. It's your choice but I don't want to hear about it especially all those Hollyweird celebrities who flaunt it.


More to come



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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 2672 posts, RR: 8
Reply 70, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

Well, this ought to be interesting...in no particular order:

-Rap and reggaeton are immediately banned. Anyone caught listening to this will be deported and his/her citizenship will be revoked.
-Abortion legalized but only for when the mother's life is in danger or for rape/incest. If you were big enough to play, you're big enough to assume the responsibility of taking care of a child.
-Emphasis in math and science in school while also catering to the arts.
-Everyone must speak at least 3 languages fluently by the time they finish high school.
-No income tax! Replaced by a high sales tax (and I'm a dictator so the rubber stamp parliament/Congress is no longer relevant)
-Gay marriage legal (but religious authorities reserve the right to refuse to marry)
-No state religion (in fact, we encourage atheism)
-Pot is legal in certain areas. In more controlled areas, drugs are completely legal.
-Tobacco is restricted to certain areas as well. No more smoking in public unless it's a designated area.
-If crime becomes rampant: curfew at 2:00am, no exceptions.
-How about a 4 day week with 10 hours of work each day? Makes for a 3 day weekend.
-Back in school: recess two times a day up to high school. Nutritious food served in school cafeterias.
-Old airliners can rule the skies. Forget noise restrictions.
-Introduction of fashion crimes for both men and women. Includes goofy hairstyles, excessive jewelry, and hideous fabrics. Also, exposing too much of some areas is worthy of a ticket.
-Requirement for everyone to be energy efficient.
-Foreign aid? Sorry. My money, my decisions.
-Require adults to attend science seminars every five years to keep up with advances in science.
-TV will be something to enjoy: no more boring advertisements or crappy shows. No more Jersey Shore or Toddlers and Tiara style shows.
-Internet in every household.
-No more death penalty. Replaced with severe corporal punishment and torture, revocation of citizenship, and deportation to those found guilty.
-Corporations are not people...not in my country.
-Downsize army but leave troops in reserve.
-You depend on state housing? Earn the right to remain in it. Work to sustain or out you go.
-Food stamps? See previous entry.
-Healthcare subsidized.
-Establish a national airline and make it difficult for competitors to undermine it.
-Funds for finding cures for diseases and my immortality.
-Guns? You need them? No? Then hand them over. My police force won't oppress you (and if they did, I'd send them away).
-Immigration...hmm...preferential status depending on your education and skills.
-The people ultimately rule: my decisions can be overturned by referendum. However, I'm dictator for life so that's the one thing that cannot be revoked.
-Mandatory 30 minutes of exercise every day. If involved in active sports, then optional.
-Infrastructure!

That pretty much gives an idea of what I would do if named dictator.



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User currently offlineSHAQ From Panama, joined Jun 2007, 363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 71, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

My turn:
-Take everyone out of the Darien Province and make it full of rainforest. It will be the lungs of Panama
-Nationalize Copa Airlines
-Bringing a few Finnish teachers to educate my people
-Ban indigenous people appearing on tv, specially if they'll be only complaining.
-Sterilize indigenous and poor people who are very poor, but have 10 children. You can't use condoms or just pull out?!
-Make marijuana legal
-Immigration will be like today.
-Make The National Gold Company. All of the gold in our land, will be of the people, or of mixed companies.
-All other minerals also will be mixed companies or public owned.
-Ban guetto people trying to look preepy
That's all folks!



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11919 posts, RR: 25
Reply 72, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3352 times:

Even though this is all for fun, it's still kinda interesting to see how many things people would change.
Hope no one is giving themselves an ulcer over any of it...

All "privacy policies" and "license agreements" shall be no more than ten sentences long with no more than ten words each. If you can't tell me what you are going to do in ten sentences or less, chances are very good that I really don't want you to be doing it.



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6942 posts, RR: 18
Reply 73, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3343 times:

Quoting bhill (Reply 65):
Left lane camping shall be punishible by death from bunga bunga.....

But...but.....we drive in the left here in Japan

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 64):
Quoting Revelation (Reply 63):

Farting allowed any time, any where.
Applause provided for particularly loud or ripe farts.

At the same time, soiling yourself must be punishable. You don't people walking around having shat themselves trying to get applause.

Yeah I like this idea....both ideas....someone shat themselves on the train this morning after farting loudly.....guess what? He was a Navy dude, still drunk. At the next stop the entire train car evacuated.

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 69):
Cruelty to animals especially cats and dogs punishable by caning in public

how about getting their nads bitten by a dog?

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 69):
Talking ghetto/hip hop illegal

this

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 69):
Hipsters required to spend a week with one another in a tent city locate in SDF or EWR and make them smell each other for that week.

.......didn't they do that already in those Occupy camps?

Quoting Revelation (Reply 72):
Even though this is all for fun, it's still kinda interesting to see how many things people would change.

Half of these look like presidential promises rather than facetious dictations.



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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10363 posts, RR: 11
Reply 74, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3326 times:

Quoting SHAQ (Reply 71):
-Sterilize indigenous and poor people who are very poor, but have 10 children. You can't use condoms or just pull out?!

A bit radical, but I see your point. Here in Germany there a people living from welfare who have detected that they can live better with more kids, many kids. Because they get money for every kid, and spend less on the kids than they get from the government they have more for themselves (too often to buy "really important" things like a big flatscreen, cigarettes and alcohol). I agree that generally people should not be allowed to give birth to more kids than they can feed and raise in a decent way. One or two kids can be an "accident", but more, no.


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11919 posts, RR: 25
Reply 75, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

Quoting na (Reply 74):
I agree that generally people should not be allowed to give birth to more kids than they can feed and raise in a decent way.

I think almost everyone can agree to that. The real issue is there is no feasible way to determine who is capable of supporting their children nor is their any feasible way to prevent breeding in a free society. China tried keeping it simple with its two child policy but I think it's fair to say it was quite problematic.



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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 2672 posts, RR: 8
Reply 76, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3208 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 73):
Quoting Revelation (Reply 72):
Even though this is all for fun, it's still kinda interesting to see how many things people would change.

Half of these look like presidential promises rather than facetious dictations.

Ever heard of the term "benevolent dictator"? You didn't specify what type of dictatorship we'd be implementing.



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User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 5943 posts, RR: 30
Reply 77, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3189 times:
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Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 76):
Ever heard of the term "benevolent dictator"?

Yeah, but those dictators usually don´t last.



MGGS
User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1745 posts, RR: 5
Reply 78, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

Here is what I will do

1. Vandalism of public property will be punishable by death. Grafitti artists will have their hands cut off.

2. Public welfare funds will be given only to people who have worked, and for the duration that they have worked.

3. No welfare for families with more than two kids.

4. Complete ban on all religions.

5. Death by firing squad for all child rapists, terrorists and drug pushers. The families will pay for the bullet, like in China.

6. School bullies will be whipped and forced to serve in the military for one year.

7. All illegals will be deported.

There, that's about it.



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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6386 posts, RR: 2
Reply 79, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

To add to my list:

9. Require AVOD on all commercial passenger aircraft, including turboprops and regional jets.



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User currently offlineDarkSnowyNight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1281 posts, RR: 3
Reply 80, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3024 times:

Quoting sturmovik (Reply 49):
My first official act upon becoming dictator would be to nuke you two from orbit.    

I concur, Ripley!  
Quoting zckls04 (Reply 50):
Maybe I'm missing something, but why Thursdays?

No one ever really gets the hang of those things...

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 53):
   I see that bridge quite often. It's huge.

And beautiful, yes.

Quoting zkojq (Reply 56):


- There will be a Supreme Council that dictates the limits of my power and can kick me out if I violate those limits. (nothing too substantial, but enough to ensure that I don't become a bloodthirsty creep).
- Harsh anti corruption laws (not that corruption is problem here).

Yeah, that's a good- wait, what??!!

When I jerk off, I don't fantasize about either of my girlfriends telling me they're pregnant, or complaining about my work or friends, or that their mothers are moving in "for a little while", or gaining weight, or any of that real life crap. I daydream about beautiful women doing things that I probably can't talk about without getting the NSA in my life now. Ridiculous things that get me off that I would love to try out sometime, but likely won't get to.
And so it is with this thread. A council to de-god your power? Live a little, man.

Quoting zkojq (Reply 56):

Quoting flyingthe757 (Reply 45):
Do not agree at all......

If a guy is too lazy to use a condom then they can take responsibility for child support payments.

Indeed. All children deserve to be well taken care of by their parents. To me, that's a human right, since we're not sea turtles here.

But I have to say on the other side of that that it isn't nearly as one dimensional a problem (or fix) as that. There are more than enough worthless mothers out there (who are rightfully single) that treat their children as meal tickets, and exploit the situation to the point that they're not even working.

So, in my dictatorship, yes, we'll enforce child support much as we already do. But no more percentage based judgements. We'll also have "max-out" CS Caps (No child costs more than a $1000/mo to raise in america), and damned invasive accountability demanded of custodial parents --it's child support, not your phone bill, SUV note, or partying money--, with any excesses in a given month shunted to a trust fund for, and we're gonna love this one, the actual child in question upon reaching adulthood.

Any mother or father who thinks they need more than that to take care of a kid they also made too, shouldn't have custody in the first place, since clearly they're not very good at being a grown up themselves.



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User currently offlinesturmovik From India, joined May 2007, 479 posts, RR: 0
Reply 81, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

Quoting AR385 (Reply 67):
Get Kelly Cuoco to marry me.

That's fine by me, as long as you don't take KALEY Cuoco away from me 
Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 80):
I concur, Ripley!  

The great nation of Sturmovikstan would like to confer the honour of Knight Warrior Fighter Pilot First Class with a Laurel Wreath upon you, sir, for your services to the defence of video games ..  



'What's it doing now?'
User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1060 posts, RR: 1
Reply 82, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2922 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 60):
DL Ship 6103

What aircraft type is this? I googled around but couldn't find anything.

Quoting Vhqpa (Reply 58):
Complete ban on talent shows.

Good. And someone should have Simon Cowell arrested/detained/prevented from ever seeing the light of day.

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 70):
Everyone must speak at least 3 languages fluently by the time they finish high school.

^Yes and be able to locate > 100 countries on the world map.

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 80):
Yeah, that's a good- wait, what??!!
Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 80):
A council to de-god your power? Live a little, man.

If I become a ruthless, power hungry dictator the chance of my demise looking something like the link below would increase substantially.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhTfl...top_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DMhTflHfPhgc
I'd rather exile myself to a pleasant corner of the Mediterranean or Caribbean.



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6942 posts, RR: 18
Reply 83, posted (9 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2901 times:

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 76):
Ever heard of the term "benevolent dictator"? You didn't specify what type of dictatorship we'd be implementing.

.....true

Quoting zkojq (Reply 82):
What aircraft type is this? I googled around but couldn't find anything.

Fmr. NW airplane; N661US, Boeing 747-451; first production model and prototype model 744



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11919 posts, RR: 25
Reply 84, posted (9 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2841 times:

Abolish "naming rights". "Boston Garden" worked fine for decades, unlike "Fleet/BankNorth/TD/WTF Garden". Remember "CMGi Field"? Thought not. Off with their heads!


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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 2672 posts, RR: 8
Reply 85, posted (9 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 84):
Off with their heads!

I can just imagine you sitting on a big chair and shouting this. I chuckled at this.



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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5401 posts, RR: 12
Reply 86, posted (9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 84):

  

Some more:
  • All airlines must add a $300.00 sur charge per ticket to the following airports: JFK, LGA,EWR,BOS,,ORD,DEN,SFO,LAX,DCA,SEA And I'd make all of us (airlines) have the lowest ticket prices before the surcharge to these destinations of $200.00.
    Most of these locales have people with money who, will bitch but pay the freight. There's too much demand and very limited air traffic control resources and space.



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User currently offlineAyostoLeon From Australia, joined May 2013, 602 posts, RR: 5
Reply 87, posted (9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 86):

Is that each way? Is that purely domestic? Is that for international passengers as well? If so, I hate you.  
You have just convinced me to go to Bali instead, a place I have never wanted to visit.



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13255 posts, RR: 62
Reply 88, posted (9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2729 times:
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Government resources and funding toward lightsaber research and development. They'd be great self-defense options and would make yardwork a breeze.


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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11919 posts, RR: 25
Reply 89, posted (9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2718 times:

Bankers to plead for their lives.
Those who provided mortgages to those who could not afford them sentenced to cleaning toilets with toothbrushes for the rest of their days.
Same sentence for those who sent out blank checks backed by a credit card.
Worse than crack dealers, says I.



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User currently offlinesccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5393 posts, RR: 26
Reply 90, posted (9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 89):

Those who provided mortgages to those who could not afford them sentenced to cleaning toilets with toothbrushes for the rest of their days.

Just as long as, in the process, we apply the same standard to politicians who promoted laws requiring banks loan to ill-qualified borrowers.

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Bottom line: Superfly for Dictator. A benevolent Dictator with exceptional taste in cars and women.



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6942 posts, RR: 18
Reply 91, posted (9 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2653 times:

Quoting sccutler (Reply 90):
Bottom line: Superfly for Dictator. A benevolent Dictator with exceptional taste in cars and women.

Woah Woah woah woah woah....cars, yes. Airplanes, hell yes.

PLUMPERS: hell no



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11919 posts, RR: 25
Reply 92, posted (9 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

Quoting sccutler (Reply 90):
politicians

Politicians?
Who needs politicians in a dictatorship?
They too shall plead for their life.
They shall be put to tasks to deal with the messes they've created.
They shall be made to walk the borders of my realm and defend it from illegal immigrants.
They shall also be made to work in the farmlands and slaughter houses in place of illegal immigrants.



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User currently offlineslider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6661 posts, RR: 35
Reply 93, posted (9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 88):
Government resources and funding toward lightsaber research and development.

I would also add hoverboards to this list. We were promised hoverboards...

Still waiting.

Lightsabers and hoverboards would make things much better. And then I'd have a weapon after some of the aforementioned dictators take away my guns like the fascists they are.


User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 5943 posts, RR: 30
Reply 94, posted (9 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2564 times:
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Anybody violent towards the elderly will meet a very painful, slow and tortorous death


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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11919 posts, RR: 25
Reply 95, posted (9 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

Quoting slider (Reply 93):
Still waiting.

I'm still waiting for the replicator from Star Trek as well as the Holodeck.
Seems we got the flip phone a while ago, so what's the holdup?



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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5401 posts, RR: 12
Reply 96, posted (9 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2458 times:

Quoting AyostoLeon (Reply 87):

Not to worry, for now it's domestic and one way goint to those aforementioned airports. A lot of $$ would be generated.

But Wait! There's More:

* Abolish Speed Cameras with the exception of immediate school zones and only during school hours. At least in Maryland all they are is a blatant money grab.
* Recall the Mayor of Baltimore. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions, Such fluff as the Grand Prix and the city
owning and operating a Hilton at a loss does not make any sense in a city where infrastructure improvement is needed.
* If a city, state, county must raise gas taxes, tolls etc. these monies can only used for infra-structure improvements for transportation not syphoned off for bogus other causes.
* Legalize Prostitution so we can tax it. Talk about a "rise" in revenue. Designate red light districts in each town and city.
Seems to work quite well in Nevada.
* Legalize Marajuana for medicinal use.
* Instead of bottle taxes, carbon taxes, etc. make junk snail mail illegal and a steep fine for offenders.
* Promote innovation in engergy forms so we can eventually wean ourselves off the fossil fuel habit.
* Political Correctness is now illegal and offenders will be paraded on TV and embarrassed in front of millions
* Back to my town Baltimore: This would also apply to other urban centers with crime issues: Have the State Police "assist" the local police in reducing violent crime. As a matter of fact when a Maryland State Trooper graduates the acadamey he/she must do a compulsary year on the Baltimore City Police Force. Again this could and should be adopted in other big cities.
* Education reforms:
* Return physical education to the schools. After 5th. or 6th. grade have a la carte phys ed classes like in college and universities.
* Classes in common sense skills such as manors, how to design and follow a budget, sex education, return of driver education with instruction in both automatic and standard stick shift driving.
* Though English would considered the Main language nationwide also teach Spanish as the second language.
* Home ec for both sexes. One should be able to cook basic things and clean up their living environment.
* If there needs to be reduction in education we can put off Shakespeare. We need to have our kids be able to read, write, communicate, learn how to eat and keep their body healthy and treat others the way they themselves expect or want to be treated. Shakespeare can be like French and other foreign languages, optional for those that want to learn about these things.
* Get someone (authority) who can do a better job running BWI then the State of Maryland

More to come

[Edited 2013-07-02 16:41:24]


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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8202 posts, RR: 3
Reply 97, posted (9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

If I were dictator I think I would create a massive weapons program just to strip out the wealth of a country. We would tax the country and just take trillions of dollars.

Also, we would have "health care companies" and strip out trillions more dollars from sheeple. We would even call it a "democracy" and just manipulate the sheeple into voting for us. It would be hilarious.

As Putin might say, "Mmmm there is much wool growing on these sheeple."


User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5401 posts, RR: 12
Reply 98, posted (9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

Quoting Flighty (Reply 97):

Welcome to my state of Maryland and especially Baltimore City where this is honed to an art form.

Some more:

*Hockin Loogies is illegal period unless you put your disgusting snot in a tissue and deposit in a trashcan or flush down the toilet.
*Diapering of babies on a restaurant table is now illegal and punishable by making the stupid parents have to do 8 hours of latrine duty at the busiest bus, train station or airport.
* May have said this earlier but mount a successful anti kids out of wedlock campaign. We turned smoking into uncool behavior, we can surely come up with propaganda to make having kids out of wedlock as shameful and a disgrace as it was 50 years ago in 1963!



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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6900 posts, RR: 13
Reply 99, posted (9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2377 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 92):
Who needs politicians in a dictatorship?

Totally. I'd go down the French way of Guillotine for politicians in this scenario. They would be first on the chopping block. In my country's case 120 very public examples sacrificed to show that a dictator means business.


User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 100, posted (9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

I would put in a rule saying "No dictators". They're bad for democracy. As Churchill once noted, democracy is the worst form of government, except every other kind.


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User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2951 posts, RR: 37
Reply 101, posted (9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2316 times:
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1- take over the whole world anyway i have to... mwahahaha!
2- ban "politics from the pulpit", I don't care how you worship your god(s), but the second you say something about the government you are out
3- start building identical nuclear power stations worldwide, with a full 3 stage fuel cycle and fuel recycling plants
4- electrify all railroads
5- ban all trucking of goods over distances more than 100km unless where unavoidable
6- cap the maximum income of any person per annum at 2 million USD, all in excess of this goes to tax
7- full social health care worldwide
8- free education up to doctorate level, though academic qualification will apply
9- removal of all commodity control, leveling of all minimum wages worldwide
10- electricity, clean water and highspeed internet = free and available for everyone everywhere
11- total equality human beings for all in law, unless serving a criminal sentence.
12- hate speech of any kind is illegal, maximum sentence life hard labor in the arctic/antarctic
13- capital punishment automatic for repeat/serial murderers
14- cap on world population via 2 children per mother limits
15- build worldwide linked rail network with bridge across Bering Straight connecting Eurasia and the Americas, do away with 90% of ocean going shipping as a result
16- wean the world off petroleum fuels and onto electric, where possible
17- ban all militant protest activity of any kind
18- build real transit in all major cities in the world

Bah if i keep going ill be here all day...



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11919 posts, RR: 25
Reply 102, posted (9 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 98):
May have said this earlier but mount a successful anti kids out of wedlock campaign. We turned smoking into uncool behavior, we can surely come up with propaganda to make having kids out of wedlock as shameful and a disgrace as it was 50 years ago in 1963!

Seems to me to be an uphill battle, especially given that words such as "babydaddy" and "babymomma" are now in common use. We're all paying for the serious lack of sex ed in the schools. People complain that sex ed will only encourage sex, but heck, it's pretty clear they already have the encouragement (thanks, Hollywood!) and the real issue is to get them to think about the ramifications.

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 101):
3- start building identical nuclear power stations worldwide, with a full 3 stage fuel cycle and fuel recycling plants
4- electrify all railroads

        



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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8202 posts, RR: 3
Reply 103, posted (9 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 101):
15- build worldwide linked rail network with bridge across Bering Straight connecting Eurasia and the Americas, do away with 90% of ocean going shipping as a result

You do realize that shipping is more environmentally friendly than trains?  
Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 101):
17- ban all militant protest activity of any kind

What!

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 101):
9- removal of all commodity control, leveling of all minimum wages worldwide

Are you familiar with how the average human being lives? It's not all a rolling meadow full of berries like your country Canada.

Quoting Revelation (Reply 102):
We're all paying for the serious lack of sex ed in the schools. People complain that sex ed will only encourage sex, but heck, it's pretty clear they already have the encouragement (thanks, Hollywood!) and the real issue is to get them to think about the ramifications.

IIRC today's teens have fewer babies than at any time in human history.

Oh well. Nobody likes a know-it all.  


User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2951 posts, RR: 37
Reply 104, posted (9 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2290 times:
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Quoting Flighty (Reply 103):
Are you familiar with how the average human being lives? It's not all a rolling meadow full of berries like your country Canada.

I am well aware of it, i am also well aware that if you remove the billions spent on defense, and the billions going to the richest of the rich... not only is there enough to bring everyone in the world up to the minimum wage i speak of but more.

Quoting Flighty (Reply 103):

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 101):
17- ban all militant protest activity of any kind

What!

What what? I don't need militant protests of my regime... why would i allow them?

Quoting Flighty (Reply 103):

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 101):
15- build worldwide linked rail network with bridge across Bering Straight connecting Eurasia and the Americas, do away with 90% of ocean going shipping as a result

You do realize that shipping is more environmentally friendly than trains?  

Not electric trains powered by nuclear power...



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11919 posts, RR: 25
Reply 105, posted (9 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

Quoting Flighty (Reply 103):
IIRC today's teens have fewer babies than at any time in human history.

At least around here it's a sad case of ones who don't understand the ramifications producing offspring willingly whereas the ones who understand the ramifications (like paying to raise and educate the child) having less or none. Count me in the 'none' category. I was married for a decade during the time where she and I were both quite capable of being parents but we chose not to.



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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8202 posts, RR: 3
Reply 106, posted (9 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2255 times:

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 104):
What what? I don't need militant protests of my regime... why would i allow them?

Good point.....  

Yeah.. true statesmen are rare... my constitution would be like, "enemies of [Flighty] forever be cursed and burned in hot flames."

"A 'lie' is defined as that which Flighty calls a lie"

"Flighty can nonrev at any time"

"Liars (defined above) are killed"

BTW most of your list was great, agree with it


User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5401 posts, RR: 12
Reply 107, posted (9 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 105):

And as mentioned, Hollywood with their loose or lack of morals almost promotes it. All the trash entertainment shows encourage it. Case in point the Kim and Kanye with their love child. Wants to make me hurl. And blonde bimbo Jessica Simpson who is eternally engaged and has dropped two kids. Make Baby Daddy and other terms words of shame. Trust me if we wanted to do it, consider it done. And as long as you can collect for breeding kids the trend will only increase. And we need sex ed in our school systems. For those fundamentalist folk, go to your religious instutution for sheeple education that omits sex ed and other learning skills.

I'd have a program if you get your tubes tied or nuts snipped from age 12 to 21 you'd get some serious $$$ deposited into a savings account. And the snip, clip and reversals would all be paid for and done in top flight luxury clinics/hospitals.

Have a national contest for youth to write, produce and star in little films showing what life as an unwed mother would be like. And the babies, kids would be made up to have six toes, hostile aggressive social disorder, etc and of course these spawn would have unlimited bladders that would excrete numbers 1 and 2. You get the picture. I'd lambast Kim Kartrashian and Jessica the bimbo Simpson in the process.



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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8202 posts, RR: 3
Reply 108, posted (9 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 107):
I'd lambast Kim Kartrashian and Jessica the bimbo Simpson in the process.

Those are wealthy, grown up women. Jessica Simpson is 32.

We need mothers... every human being has one. Our society right now is hypocritical and inconsistent about that.

People 30+ can buy a fine crib with brass fittings, but they very often can't make a baby.

Anyhow, AFAIK the main opponent of contraception is the Catholic Church. So much for Hollywood...














 


User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5401 posts, RR: 12
Reply 109, posted (9 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

Quoting Flighty (Reply 108):
Those are wealthy, grown up women. Jessica Simpson is 32.

Yes but both of them the elevator doesn't go all the way to the top nor all the way to the bottom, (well except both of them being way too fertile!) Our sheeple dumbed down society look at those two big breasted, big butt losers as role models and emulate them but without the luxury of unlimited $$$. Personally, I don't care what you do in your home between your sheets or on top of the Maytag but, when it's broadcast and promoted it just plain sucks. As dictator Zippy, I'd order Kim Kartrashian to parade around wearing a cropped Tee shirt saing My butt is too big and I'm full of **** and am too fertile! And to accesorize the bottom she'd be sans panties and have an enema bag shoved between those massive haunches.

For Jessica Simpson she'd get the cropped Tee Shirt saing: I'm dumber than a bunch of turds, I can't spell VW but I drive a Porsche and, I'm too damn fertile: What's that? And I'd have her go barefoot and wear the same Daisy Dukes she wore in the Dukes of Hazzard Movie but have her stuff the back of her Daisy Dukes to make it look like she crapped them. However knowing our blonde bimbo she'd probably drop the real thing, a dropped deuce standard in the bottom of her Daisy Dukes.
And for all those vapid entertainment tabloid so called news shows, each anchor for a two week period would have to read the following statement:
We are not really a news show. We just broadcast fluff and stupid BS. We apologize for promoting the unhealthy lifestyles most of our entertainers follow. We in no way endorse, or support such deviant lifestyle choices as having babies out of wedlock with different baby daddies. We realize you have better choices and better things to with your time then listen to our babble and talk about nothing. We feel getting knocked up out of wedlock by different men is a personal choice but we do not want hear about it nor want you to promote this behavior.



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User currently offlineluckyone From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 2129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 110, posted (9 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 98):
May have said this earlier but mount a successful anti kids out of wedlock campaign. We turned smoking into uncool behavior, we can surely come up with propaganda to make having kids out of wedlock as shameful and a disgrace as it was 50 years ago in 1963!

What's worse? Shame, or life-long misery?

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 107):
And as mentioned, Hollywood with their loose or lack of morals almost promotes it. All the trash entertainment shows encourage it.

They only encourage it insofar as people consume it. If people didn't want it, it wouldn't be made.

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 107):

I'd have a program if you get your tubes tied or nuts snipped from age 12 to 21 you'd get some serious $$$ deposited into a savings account. And the snip, clip and reversals would all be paid for and done in top flight luxury clinics/hospitals.

That's great, until more people have sterilized themselves in the name of a few bucks, and then all of a sudden we have a massively aging population.


- Legalize all drugs and tax the hell out of them.
- Execute minivan moms.
- Make grunting in tennis (particularly women's tennis, where it's become shrieking) punishable by immediate electroshock. It would be judged by decibel level.
- Ban the application of mufflers on 4 cylinder cheap cars. They end up sounding long one long, really loud fart.
- Ban "rims."


User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5401 posts, RR: 12
Reply 111, posted (9 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

Quoting luckyone (Reply 110):

For the kids born out of W, I'd dictate that it was through no fault of their own and they are not to be persecuted, made fun of, bullied or discriminated against. It's the man and woman who get the hall of shame blame game.

Quoting luckyone (Reply 110):
They only encourage it insofar as people consume it. If people didn't want it, it wouldn't be made.

Yes and no. If you keep broadcasting, saying it, promoting it people will embrace and follow. This has had good results and sadly way too many bad things like the rise of the Nazis, and a whole host of mob mentality and I don't mean Mafia mob.

They can reverse themselves and lo and behold within 5 to 10 years what was up is down and what is down is up. Case in point smoking. Watch any movie or TV show before 1970 and even the pets lit up a Camel or Marlborough.
Now today, smoking at least per the media is personna non grata.

Quoting luckyone (Reply 110):
That's great, until more people have sterilized themselves in the name of a few bucks, and then all of a sudden we have a massively aging population.

As long as the major fundamentalist wings of the major religions are still alive and kicking you will have many that just say no to sterilization or any other form of birth control. And let's face it a lot of people me included are not a fan of invasive medical stuff.

And, the birth rates in most of the developing world and the flood of immigrants into the US is keeping up the baby making even without the Jessica Simpsons, Kim K, Kanye and their ilk.

Quoting luckyone (Reply 110):
- Legalize all drugs and tax the hell out of them.

Agreed, and see my earlier statements regarding prostitution. Legalize it and tax the hell out of it.

Quoting luckyone (Reply 110):
Execute minivan moms.

A little hard on them? I say don't take them out but make them prime time comedic material.

Quoting luckyone (Reply 110):
- Make grunting in tennis (particularly women's tennis, where it's become shrieking) punishable by immediate electroshock. It would be judged by decibel level.

For the men yep, make it illegal but for the hottie female tennis players, most of them are hot and that trible grunting is sort of a turn on for me. For you, I'll make the female tennis grunting akin to a minor moving violation enforceable by those hottie tennis girls visiting me at the compound wearing their leg bearing tennis uniforms where I can have one on one face time with them.   

Quoting luckyone (Reply 110):
- Ban the application of mufflers on 4 cylinder cheap cars. They end up sounding long one long, really loud fart.

I don't give a rat's ass if your ride is a Caddy or Yugo, those loud mufflers are now illegal and punishable by mandatory
latrine duty.

Those funny rims make you look stupid and make me laugh. If you want to be laughed at I say be my guest.


How could I forget:
*Legalize text is now illegal and a capital offense. Instructions, laws, and any other infomation must be written in a clear short concise manner understandable by even your average 5th. grader. Even something Jessica Simpson, and Kim Kartrashian could read and comprehend!

*Radio and TV commercials must be the same volume or lower than the actual program.
*Air Conditioning for every living human and pet.
*All of Nanny Bloomberg's bogus BS bans are now null and void. I proclaim you Mr. Bloomberg a blubbering fool even though you are a billionaire.
*



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User currently offlinecptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3219 posts, RR: 13
Reply 112, posted (9 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

I'm going to reiterate my Rep # 8*; "ban ugly cars". Although I cannot back up the following with actual statistical evidence, I have personally noticed that MOST stupid people produce stupid offspring, most criminals hang with other criminals, most undesireables of most types facilitate and inspire same, and most of all these have or drive ugly cars unless they've stolen or cheated somebody else out of something better.   regards...jack


all best; jack
User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8202 posts, RR: 3
Reply 113, posted (9 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

Quoting cptkrell (Reply 112):
most of all these have or drive ugly cars unless they've stolen or cheated somebody else out of something better.

   You ever notice, the more of a POS the car, the faster it drives & more weaving it does?

It's something about responsibility.


User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5401 posts, RR: 12
Reply 114, posted (9 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

Quoting cptkrell (Reply 112):

*You know, you are right! Big SUV drivers tend to drive like **it
*Prius drivers make turtles look fast and believe it or not Prius have suprising pick up go figure.
*DC cabdrivers drive like turds around BWI. Their cabs are usually a variety of fuglied up cars made fuglier with their taxi trim.

*Strict orders to anyone in the USA doing business with the UN will be under an iron curtain of non disclosure. I for one feel this agency is corrupt and unfair. I may even tell the UN to GTFOH (get out of the USA). I'd make the UN building a multipurpose athletic training center, assisted living, low to moderate cost housing etc.
*There will be no one world government under my dictatorship.
*There will be no North American Union under my dictatorship.
*Anyone associated with Al Queda, the KKK, Hezbola, the Taliban, Nazi, Socialist parties and Westborough Baptist Church will be given a one way boot out of the USA and not permitted to return.
*Church of Scientology will be put on notice to open their doors and books to a severe audit. I may deport them along with the afore mentioned groups.



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User currently offlineprebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6289 posts, RR: 54
Reply 115, posted (9 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Thread starter):
If You Were Dictator, What Rules Would You Enact?

I would enact only one single rule: Democracy.

I once had a dictator, King Fredrik VII.

Well, I had more of them. His father King Christian VIII - also a dictator - told his son shortly before his death in 1848: "Son, you shall listen to wise men". Wise men told him that democracy is a good thing, therefore King Frederik VII dictated a democratic constitution on 5th June 1849. Game over.

That's the way to make a revolution. We have talked about additional revolutions many times since that day, but it came to nothing.

One famous poet wrote a hundred years ago: "Last Saturday we should have had a revolution, but then we had rain."
That's rather typical for this country - far more rain than revolutions. And no way can those two things be combined.



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User currently offlineluckyone From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 2129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 116, posted (9 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 111):
For the kids born out of W, I'd dictate that it was through no fault of their own and they are not to be persecuted, made fun of, bullied or discriminated against. It's the man and woman who get the hall of shame blame game.

I was referring to the misery two people would endure simply for getting married because "they're supposed to," to avoid "shame." That's a really stupid reason to spend the rest of your life with someone. And that would hurt the kid immeasurably.

And one more law!!!
Anyone who pronounces WimbleDon as Wimble-TON will have their mouths washed out with soap.

[Edited 2013-07-06 07:29:13]

User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3049 posts, RR: 4
Reply 117, posted (9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

My top 10 to do list as dictator:

1)Audited and clean out all levels of government spending abuses.
2)English official language
2B)Abolish Born in the US policy
3)After the Zimmerman case,the media needs to be better monitor in which the people can revoke a license or suspend it.But the media needs to be liable to what it reports like it's PC promotion of racism.
4)The people's vote cannot be challenged! I know,that's good and bad but people don't have many times to decide.
5)Limit the lawsuits! For non-deaths awards no more $1 million non death,death 5 million.I know this is simplified. But lawyers will hate me!(lol)And throw out the Jackson case and sue them for an abuse!
6)Make religion as part of the state.Overall,it could be better control and limit abuses like Sharia.
7)Nationalize one banking and oil company to restore sanity in competition..Cut in half all gas tax and put gas a gallon to 2.00.Exploit our resources but go green,too.
8)Abolish abortion! But make adoption a better option.
9) Strengthen border patrols to curtail first generation crossing.Otherwise,this problem will never go away.
10) One of my first orders is "operation clean houses" in which for the first months of my lovely dictatorship,I launch house sweeps in every city,Beverly Hills to Compton,to clean out weapons, drug cartels and gangs.

Hail,PSA53!   

[Edited 2013-07-06 16:59:21]


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User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2362 posts, RR: 3
Reply 118, posted (9 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

Ban all religions
Refer to Israel as Palestine, ban all references to Israel
Ban hip-hop and rap music
Ban TMZ and similar channels/websites
Make news channels provide news on other countries instead of 1
Death sentence for all child molesters/animal abusers


User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1208 posts, RR: 3
Reply 119, posted (9 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

1. I'm right, and when I'm not you're still wrong.

2. Anyone can build a car, but the engineering must be done by the Germans, the quality control done by the Japanese and the design by the Italians.

3. There will be no need for professional politicians. The feelings and wishes of the proletariat will be heard in a council of representatives, which will be drawn from a pool of taxpaying citizens between the ages of 25 and 55. The Dictator may, or may not, choose to implement suggestions emanating from the council, but if he'd rather be shagging Kelly Green that day that's fine.

4. Celebrities. No. You. Bloody. Well. Won't. Entertainment is fine, opiate for the masses and all that - what Dictator wouldn't dig that. But this one here does have a thing with quality, and quality in the world of entertainment means you must be gifted in one way or another. Being blessed with good looks, or a particularly large arse, and a willingness to publish amateur training movies on the interweb does not qualify as a gift.

5. Talent shows: See Celebrities.

6. Reality TV: See Celebrities.

7. TV, in general: The BBC and Radio Denmark will be producing your entertainment. News will be balanced, unbiased, without any agenda and always present a fair view of the topic. Expect when the topic is The Dictator, in which case it will be nothing but flowery reports of his magnificence, good looks and latest sexual exploits.


There's more to come, but this will do for starters.



From receips and radials over straight pipes to big fans - been there, done that, got the hearing defects to prove
User currently onlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 1150 posts, RR: 1
Reply 120, posted (9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1606 times:

Terraform the moon, then move all stupid people there. Everything else is good.


Я говорю по-русский. :)
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