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#1 Posted : Thursday, 19 March 2015 3:54:09 AM(UTC)
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Name 4 people you would like to sit and have dinner with...
1. Nelson Mandella
2. Muhammad Ali
3. Ruben Carter
4. Dr. Terry

Conversation would go.. jail, Joe Frazier, jail.... now pipe down and listen up you other three I want talk with Dr Terry about Holden Cars

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#2 Posted : Saturday, 18 April 2015 5:30:00 PM(UTC)
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In no particular order and all for very different reasons:

1. Alecia Moore.
2. Sir Paul McCartney.
3. Don Bradman.
4. John Bagshaw.
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#3 Posted : Monday, 27 July 2015 10:04:39 PM(UTC)
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A Hitler
W Churchill
Ty Cobb
Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ, because he is our Lord and Saviour.

Ty Cobb because he talks his mind and does not give a toss what fools think, mainly because of he has a in depth focus and understanding on things.

Churchill and Hitler, so I could bang their heads together.

At a table, I don't think I would be bored with any of them.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, 19 September 2017 4:21:44 PM(UTC)
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Anne Hathaway or Julia Roberts would be good.
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, 19 September 2017 4:29:51 PM(UTC)
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, 19 September 2017 7:44:25 PM(UTC)
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Ty Cobb, the early 20th century Baseball player?
In no order: Pete Seger, Bob Dylan, Joan of Arc and Marie Curie
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, 19 September 2017 8:13:45 PM(UTC)
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Bon Scott, wouldn't worry about the other three at the table whoever they were.
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:12:18 AM(UTC)
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1. History - Armanhotep IV husband of Nefertiti and father of Tutankhamun (changed the religion of Egypt)
2. Inspiration - Archimedes greatest genius that ever lived (calculus scrawled on a dirt floor 200 BC)I'd settle for Gauss or Ramanujan.
3. Politics - Barrack Obama.
4. Sport - Giacomo Agustini. (15 times world champion 350/500 motorcycles)
5. Architect - Antoni Gaudi (worlds greatest building - The Basilica of the Sagrada Família)
6. Music - Yehudi Menuin (the heavens cry when he played)
7. Philosophy - Baruch Spinoza or at a pinch Bertrand Russell
8. For a casual chat. - Lawrence Krauss, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Timothy Winter.
9. and I'd trade them all for a Black Label JW with Christopher Hitchens.

10. Just to give them a piece of my mind, not that I can spare any for the chaos they have sowed.
- Abraham, Christ and Mohammed - you could throw in Charles Russell and Joseph Smith.
11. And finally just out of interest to see the depths that human character can sink to, Ty Cobb.

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#9 Posted : Wednesday, 20 September 2017 8:01:28 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Balfizar Go to Quoted Post
1. History - Armanhotep IV husband of Nefertiti and father of Tutankhamun (changed the religion of Egypt)
2. Inspiration - Archimedes greatest genius that ever lived (calculus scrawled on a dirt floor 200 BC)I'd settle for Gauss or Ramanujan.
3. Politics - Barrack Obama.
4. Sport - Giacomo Agustini. (15 times world champion 350/500 motorcycles)
5. Architect - Antoni Gaudi (worlds greatest building - The Basilica of the Sagrada Família)
6. Music - Yehudi Menuin (the heavens cry when he played)
7. Philosophy - Baruch Spinoza or at a pinch Bertrand Russell
8. For a casual chat. - Lawrence Krauss, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Timothy Winter.
9. and I'd trade them all for a Black Label JW with Christopher Hitchens.

10. Just to give them a piece of my mind, not that I can spare any for the chaos they have sowed.
- Abraham, Christ and Mohammed - you could throw in Charles Russell and Joseph Smith.
11. And finally just out of interest to see the depths that human character can sink to, Ty Cobb.



Ty Cobb was in fact a business man one of the richest in the world and loved Baseball, best baseball player of all time he was and no one comes close and not to mention as a business man one of the best if not the best by far, smart dude that did not talk rubbish or give a toss what dilettantes thought and he was in the top 1% of highest IQ, not a very nice man or easy to get on with but that's how it goes with people like that and once you can comprehend what he is truly on about, then the penny drops and you realise he has no interest in mundane things that most make a big deal about, it's because he has a handle on such things and just says it as it is and most do not like the truth, because they can't handle the truth.
They made stupid claims about him that he tried to hurt the other team players but he proved it was not true and said if they were to stupid to understand that he was coming to that base so be it.
Nowadays baseball is a pansy's sport, but in TY Cobbs day it was no pink tea and holding hands with the other team.
When you look into another's life without the prejudice of the mundane, then one may see just how great they truly are, that's not to say that they may very well be a prick and he never said that he wasn't and that's the thing he never claimed anything he was not.
He is a great subject, but not for the faint hearted.
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, 20 September 2017 8:51:23 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Balfizar Go to Quoted Post
1. History - Armanhotep IV husband of Nefertiti and father of Tutankhamun (changed the religion of Egypt)
2. Inspiration - Archimedes greatest genius that ever lived (calculus scrawled on a dirt floor 200 BC)I'd settle for Gauss or Ramanujan.
3. Politics - Barrack Obama.
4. Sport - Giacomo Agustini. (15 times world champion 350/500 motorcycles)
5. Architect - Antoni Gaudi (worlds greatest building - The Basilica of the Sagrada Família)
6. Music - Yehudi Menuin (the heavens cry when he played)
7. Philosophy - Baruch Spinoza or at a pinch Bertrand Russell
8. For a casual chat. - Lawrence Krauss, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Timothy Winter.
9. and I'd trade them all for a Black Label JW with Christopher Hitchens.

10. Just to give them a piece of my mind, not that I can spare any for the chaos they have sowed.
- Abraham, Christ and Mohammed - you could throw in Charles Russell and Joseph Smith.
11. And finally just out of interest to see the depths that human character can sink to, Ty Cobb.



Yes, Akhenaten, father of Tutankhamun. Some believe he is the Pharaoh from the Old Testament as he made Egypt monotheistic (worshipped the Sun God "The Aten") and discretely respected the Israelites for their beliefs. The Cult of Amun-Ra (still the sun God and King of the Gods after Akhenaten) is what some quarters think shaped a lot of the ways of the Catholic Church: SUNday, Halos rather than sun discs over heads of Saints etc.

I need to also add one to your list. An Engineer. He doesn't get anywhere near the credit he deserves, but if you read about him you soon realise how important he was, so much so he is often seen as the father of Electrical Engineering. Nikola Tesla.

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#11 Posted : Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:02:26 AM(UTC)
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I'd agree with Nikola Tesla as a choice. Although it would be more fun to have him sitting next to Westinghouse, with Edison across the table opposite.
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:35:32 PM(UTC)
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Hey HK1837, great call to a have a whiskey with Christopher Hitchens, but, mate, it really should be nice Speyside single malt!!
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:57:03 PM(UTC)
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Just had to Google Christopher Hitchens, still don't get the reference!
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Nikola Tesla and Bon Scott would be equal at the table because they both believe in high voltage.
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Originally Posted by: Balfizar Go to Quoted Post
1. History - Armanhotep IV husband of Nefertiti and father of Tutankhamun (changed the religion of Egypt)
2. Inspiration - Archimedes greatest genius that ever lived (calculus scrawled on a dirt floor 200 BC)I'd settle for Gauss or Ramanujan.
3. Politics - Barrack Obama.
4. Sport - Giacomo Agustini. (15 times world champion 350/500 motorcycles)
5. Architect - Antoni Gaudi (worlds greatest building - The Basilica of the Sagrada Família)
6. Music - Yehudi Menuin (the heavens cry when he played)
7. Philosophy - Baruch Spinoza or at a pinch Bertrand Russell
8. For a casual chat. - Lawrence Krauss, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Timothy Winter.
9. and I'd trade them all for a Black Label JW with Christopher Hitchens.

10. Just to give them a piece of my mind, not that I can spare any for the chaos they have sowed.
- Abraham, Christ and Mohammed - you could throw in Charles Russell and Joseph Smith.
11. And finally just out of interest to see the depths that human character can sink to, Ty Cobb.



Yes, Akhenaten, father of Tutankhamun. Some believe he is the Pharaoh from the Old Testament as he made Egypt monotheistic (worshipped the Sun God "The Aten") and discretely respected the Israelites for their beliefs. The Cult of Amun-Ra (still the sun God and King of the Gods after Akhenaten) is what some quarters think shaped a lot of the ways of the Catholic Church: SUNday, Halos rather than sun discs over heads of Saints etc.

I need to also add one to your list. An Engineer. He doesn't get anywhere near the credit he deserves, but if you read about him you soon realise how important he was, so much so he is often seen as the father of Electrical Engineering. Nikola Tesla.



47 years in the electrical game, apprentice to my own project management business - I know and respect Nikola Tesla - they are still trying to understand what he was doing.
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I'd agree with Nikola Tesla as a choice. Although it would be more fun to have him sitting next to Westinghouse, with Edison across the table opposite.


Edison devised this as a show of the danger of AC electricity - he was in a feud with Tesla over which system AC or DC should be utilized as the power grid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoKi4coyFw0

what do you think of Edison now?
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#17 Posted : Wednesday, 20 September 2017 8:53:49 PM(UTC)
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Nikola Tesla and Bon Scott would be equal at the table because they both believe in high voltage.


Tesla would only be in agreement with half of ACDC!

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#18 Posted : Wednesday, 20 September 2017 9:13:59 PM(UTC)
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Just had to Google Christopher Hitchens, still don't get the reference!


Wannabe51 attributed Christopher Hitchens reference to you and it should have been me.


Christopher Hitchens - what can you say - IMHO the greatest living intellect in my lifetime. Beyond stunning to hold and recall that much info.
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I'd agree with Nikola Tesla as a choice. Although it would be more fun to have him sitting next to Westinghouse, with Edison across the table opposite.


Edison devised this as a show of the danger of AC electricity - he was in a feud with Tesla over which system AC or DC should be utilized as the power grid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoKi4coyFw0

what do you think of Edison now?


I'm well aware of some of Edisons attributes. He was the antithesis of Tesla, using trial and error for most of his inventions, compared to Tesla's intellectual approach. Tesla was publically critical of Edisons approach. I included him as it would provoke lively debate.
I have a bound copy of some of his Lab notes from Colorado Springs I got from the Nikola Tesla museum in Belgrade. It's a tough read, as he invented his own units.
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#20 Posted : Saturday, 23 September 2017 11:38:05 PM(UTC)
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Oops, I forgot one.

12. Noam Chomsky, about as dry as a mouth full of SAO's but his recitation on the crimes of American presidents is illuminating.
https://www.youtube.com/...h?v=5BXtgq0Nhsc&t=7s
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