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Bikerdad
post May 10 2016, 11:35 PM
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A simple "what if" question:

If you could change the DATE of one single event in your country's history, what event would you choose, and what date would you move it to, and why? (All the direct effects and consequences still occur, you only get to monkey with the date itself.)

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Mrs. Pigpen
post May 11 2016, 10:25 AM
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If all the effects still occur, how would messing with the date change things?
I'd probably put off the assassination of Kennedy or Lincoln, for example...but that would change the result wouldn't it?
Could you give an example to illustrate?

I guess the fourth of July could be in a cooler month...

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post May 11 2016, 06:51 PM
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QUOTE(Mrs. Pigpen @ May 11 2016, 04:25 AM) *
If all the effects still occur, how would messing with the date change things?
I'd probably put off the assassination of Kennedy or Lincoln, for example...but that would change the result wouldn't it?
Could you give an example to illustrate?

I guess the fourth of July could be in a cooler month...


You nailed my choice, Independence Day. Having it in a cooler month would simply be an ancillary benefit. I would put Independence Day in late September. Imagine our schools spending the same effort on Independence Day as they do on Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, or Martin Luther King, jr Day.
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QUOTE(Bikerdad @ May 11 2016, 02:51 PM) *
You nailed my choice, Independence Day. Having it in a cooler month would simply be an ancillary benefit. I would put Independence Day in late September. Imagine our schools spending the same effort on Independence Day as they do on Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, or Martin Luther King, jr Day.


Hm. That's a good point! smile.gif
But I can't think of any other days.
Maybe move Thanksgiving a little further from Christmas...you blink and the holidays are over!
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post May 14 2016, 11:31 PM
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QUOTE(Mrs. Pigpen @ May 14 2016, 04:41 PM) *
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Maybe move Thanksgiving a little further from Christmas ...

Capital idea! Let's move it to April 15, in celebration of the previous year's abundant tax harvest.

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post May 15 2016, 03:00 PM
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Maybe move Thanksgiving a little further from Christmas ...

Capital idea! Let's move it to April 15, in celebration of the previous year's abundant tax harvest.

Heh, it does bring up questions of decorations and class plays. Doesn't seem very festive, accountants and IRS agents.
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Accountants and IRS agents would probably have much different outfits!
(kind of like the British barristers wear white wigs...accountants might have Pilgrim hats, bonnets, and/or feathers)
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