What would you do with a billion dollars?

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Apprentice
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What would you do witha billion dollars?

I would buy some heavy weights and stick it to the top of my car with some 50 pound blue tack. Then I would have an exuse to buy a new computer!
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"Get rid" of George Bush.

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You are so getting tapped by the NSA, friend. :P

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1) Pay Chris Martin to stop pretending to be bothered in Fair Trade.
2) Pay Coldplay to stop releasing "music" (and I use the term lightly).
3) Buy some kind of futuristic rocket-like device. Maybe a rocket.
4) Sail to the moon on aforementioned rocket.
5) Become a space millionaire/eccentric.

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Hmm probably new house. Then with some of the remainded deck the new house out with electronics. Rest would go into the bank for school and such.
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i would buy every spidweb game/editor/hintbook and fund spid web so it didnt ever go outta business

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Wait, is this a European billion (10^13) or the American version thereof, ie one thousandth?

Either way, I'd probably end up donating a big part of it, after subtracting some small expenses such as a moderately nice house, university fees, a very cool computer, and retirement. That would leave a lot more than three quarters of the sum to fund various charitable things...

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quote:
Originally written by The Forgotten:

i would buy every spidweb game/editor/hintbook and fund spid web so it didnt ever go outta business
I would make a time machine to guarantee that you wouldn't be born.

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quote:
From the BBC:"The American people expect me to do everything in my power, under our laws and Constitution, to protect them and our civil liberties," [Bush] said.
(Emphasis added)

He's failing our expectations, then. Or exceeding them in the wrong direction.

—Alorael, who would take his billion dollars and invest some of it, stick some of it in the bank, and give a large amount to worthy causes. He can hardly even figure out to do with a several thousand dollar windfall, let alone a thousand thousand thousand dollars.
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Well, the people he means must be die-hard optimists.

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I would use it to buy out several buisnesses. Then I would use the money I make off of them to fund a campaign for becoming president of the USA, using my strategic brilliance I would trick countries into going to war with each other. After the dominant countries are weak and poor I would sned in my army which had been growing in strength for the times that there have been war. Then destroy the weakend countries becoming the ruler of the world. afterwards I'd rename myself Emporer Hawthorne, and rename the USA the Empire. :D
Or maybe I'd just give it to Jeff

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quote:
Originally written by Goldenking:

I would use it to buy out several buisnesses. Then I would use the money I make off of them to fund a campaign for becoming president of the USA, using my strategic brilliance I would trick countries into going to war with each other. After the dominant countries are weak and poor I would sned in my army which had been growing in strength for the times that there have been war. Then destroy the weakend countries becoming the ruler of the world. afterwards I'd rename myself Emporer Hawthorne, and rename the USA the Empire. :D
Or maybe I'd just give it to Jeff

I'd use my time machine to kill you as well.

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quote:
Originally written by The_Nazgul:

"Get rid" of George Bush.
Honestly, you need to think these things through... I mean, how can you think that we'd be better off with Cheney as president?!

But honestly, I would follow roughly the same path as Alo and Aran, donating as much as possible while keeping enough to keep me living a decent life (without working). Who actually needs that much cash to live a comfortable life anyway?

(kicks random person who raised hand)

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tm why dont you just kill everything and everyone and its impossible to travel back in time .Time moves forward at a constant rate.

congrats goldenking for reaching 100 posts

[ Sunday, December 18, 2005 12:56: Message edited by: The Forgotten ]

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I think it's because TM wants us to donate money to him.

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Time doesn't move forwarad at a constant rate when you start moving things very quickly. That's what relativity is for!

Physics hasn't proved that time travel is impossible either. It's just proved that we can't do it yet.

—Alorael, who hopes Goldenking has a plan to banish dissidents to the caves beneath Louisiana.
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I would do the same as Alorael, Aran and Ephesos, but I would also pay for my best friend's college education to make sure she actually goes.

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First, I would help TM fund his time machine. Then, I would:

Get a new computer. Top of the range, you know.
Get Photoshop.
Pay all school fees for myself, and brothers.
Buy new house.
Donate some, and then chuck it in the bank.

[ Sunday, December 18, 2005 14:11: Message edited by: Spring ]

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quote:
Originally written by Goldenking:

I would use it to buy out several buisnesses. Then I would use the money I make off of them to fund a campaign for becoming president of the USA, using my strategic brilliance I would trick countries into going to war with each other. After the dominant countries are weak and poor I would sned in my army which had been growing in strength for the times that there have been war. Then destroy the weakend countries becoming the ruler of the world.
You're a tad late for that.

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I would take a relatively small amount of the money for myself - about 10 million dollars. I would then donate 50% of the remainder to TM's time machine fund, 50% of the remainder to charity, 50% to Jeff on the condition that he fixes all the bugs in BoE and BoA, even the undiscovered ones, and 50% to Icshi in the hopes that he can used his Richard White-given reality-bending powers to make the whole equation work out to 100%.

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I'm sure we've discussed this before.

Eh, shoot. I'm not really hopeful for a billion dollars soon, so I don't know. Probably just let it rot and "save it for later". :P

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I would buy a gaming store, then invest some of the money, buy a fantastic house, and live in luxury the rest of my life.

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1)Buy a monster computer.
2)Donate some thousand to spiderweb
3)Buy the latest cellphone, Ipod, car obviously, camera.
4)A nice home but not that big, and arround this place, but some in other countries of course.
5)Give some million to my friends.
6)Of course, party my ass off!

Well they are not sorted by importance grade but i would do that in that case.

[ Sunday, December 18, 2005 17:47: Message edited by: chicho1102 ]
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quote:
Originally written by chicho1102:

1)Buy a monster computer.
2)Donate some thousand to spiderweb
3)Buy the latest cellphone, Ipod, car obviously, camera.
4)A nice home but not that big, and arround this place, but some in other countries of course.
5)Give some million to my friends.
6)Of course, party my ass off!

Well they are not sorted by importance grade but i would do that in that case.

You will do no such thing while I have my time machine.

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I'd buy an island, and, if there is suffient money, have built an eurostar-esque undersea rail link to the nearest continent.

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