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    You ask the MORAL question.

    The PRACTICAL question would be: "Once you start using the powers of the book....when will you stop?"

    I probably wouldn't stop until I have been through the phone book, a few times.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    I would burn the book and never use it.
    I figured you'd write your own name in the book so everyone knows it belongs to you.
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    Maybe I'd become an evil super-villain with it, and host these awesome huge parties... with the book on the front desk, as the sign in binder
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    My list (For starters)

    (The way I would prefer for them to die in parenthesis)

    --Fat Kim (Incorrectable bowel blockage, caused by bad cheese)

    --Nicholas Maduro (At the hands of his people)

    --Ali Khameni (Gets thrown in a well, left to starve to death....)

    --Alexander Lukashenko (Gets run over by one of his own tanks or armored vehicles...no, screw that....dies of pultonium poisoning.)

    --Hamza bin Laden (Blown up while trying to make a bomb....)

    --Bashar al Assad (Hung by his own people)

    --Robert Mugabe (Gets eaten by a lion)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rorschach View Post
    My list (For starters)

    (The way I would prefer for them to die in parenthesis)

    --Fat Kim (Incorrectable bowel blockage, caused by bad cheese)

    --Nicholas Maduro (At the hands of his people)

    --Ali Khameni (Gets thrown in a well, left to starve to death....)

    --Alexander Lukashenko (Gets run over by one of his own tanks or armored vehicles...no, screw that....dies of pultonium poisoning.)

    --Hamza bin Laden (Blown up while trying to make a bomb....)

    --Bashar al Assad (Hung by his own people)

    --Robert Mugabe (Gets eaten by a lion)
    Lukashenko? Why? So Putin can then simply annex Belarus? lol

    Personally... I'd just start with all the Russian elites, the officials, and oligarchs, and their corrupt thieving families (maybe would not touch the little kids). All the way up to Putin himself. Hopefully, they would be replaced by better people. If not, and if those ones also start stealing and mistreating people (which is very likely, unfortunately), those go into the book also. Repeat the process, until, finally, some genuinely good, honorable people take charge over there, for once in the history of Russia...

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    Isn't Lukashenko pretty much a thug to his people?

    If not, then I would take him off the list, but, I have read some rather bad things about him.

    But, you are correct. I was just going for the worst of the worst to start off with, but, it would probably be best to get a "Who's Who" of ALL world leaders and governments, and just start from there.....

    (Then, get all the rolls listing attorney's.......)



    See, such power can swiftly lead us to the Dark Side......
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    I might need the Costco sized box of pencils.

    nah...

    well...

    maybe one pencil.
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    "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves".

    ~~Confucius

    No, I would never use such a book. The idea is repugnant.

    Revenge is an evil impulse. There's a reason wrath is one of the seven deadly sins.
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    Repugnance aside, I would have to really think about what it would take for me to actually use it. I couldn't really use it to achieve my political ends because there are too many people who would just step into the role vacated by whoever I just caused to expire, and if I kept doing it, it would get suspicious and there would be accusations and assumptions of covert assassinations and then the group I was trying to undermine would be cast as a victim and/or it would inflame public distrust and suspicion in the intelligence community (because the CIA/NSA would probably be assumed to be involved) and so on and so forth. I'd rather see my political opposition defeated by normal pro-social means. It would be more gratifying and less likely to lead to unrest or unintended emboldening of the opposition.

    There's also the general unpleasantness of the thought of killing someone that is at least loved by their family. Being a family man that would be hard to do.

    I guess I could use to to speed up the termination of the terminally ill to save on health care costs, but by the time they're definitely terminal a lot of the cost has already been incurred, and it seems a bit unfair to deprive people of what limited time they have left to make final arrangements. Can't pare down the prison population because that would reek of foul play.

    I guess the problem for me with killing people isn't the threat of legal consequences, it's that I'm not confident it would even accomplish anything I ultimately want. It would only really make sense as a last resort in a moment of self-defense.
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    If this topic intrigues you, check out a British tv show called "The Fixer". Former soldier kills his sister's abuser, confesses and gets life on prison.

    Shady British spy gets him out of prison, on condition he kills whomever he is told.

    The moral chess match between the spy and the soldier is brilliantly written and acted. I cheer for the spy, then the soldier, then the spy.....both are morally attractive, but very flawed.

    Free on YouTube.
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