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#832939 - 22nd Oct 2013 10:47pm Influential People
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Which person do you consider to be the most influential, in the past century?
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#832943 - 22nd Oct 2013 11:38pm Re: Influential People [Re: granny]
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I don't know granny- lots of different aspects of influence... I suppose the secret elite have influenced people from behind the scenes. They decide when we have economic booms and busts. Politicians from all countries influencing investment and wars.
Why who do you think has influenced people? Any one person you got in mind?

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#832944 - 23rd Oct 2013 12:34am Re: Influential People [Re: granny]
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#832946 - 23rd Oct 2013 1:22am Re: Influential People [Re: granny]
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Chopper, no I don't have anyone in mind. There are so many possibilities , but no doubt it would depend on where our priorities lie.
It takes a lot of thought if we are serious, not so much if we are lighthearted.
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#832951 - 23rd Oct 2013 8:08am Re: Influential People [Re: granny]
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Adolf Hitler affected and influenced millions of lives so must be in the top ranks of influential people. As you say Granny many many contenders for this.

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#832961 - 23rd Oct 2013 8:52am Re: Influential People [Re: granny]
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Albert Einstein also springs to mind,
like salmon says Hitler takes some beating.


Edited by Vanmanone (23rd Oct 2013 8:58am)

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#832974 - 23rd Oct 2013 9:53am Re: Influential People [Re: granny]
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Originally Posted By: granny
Which person do you consider to be the most influential, in the past century?


If you mean local Granny? then Thomas Ismay would be a contender for me as he had a huge influence locally.

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#833143 - 24th Oct 2013 10:54am Re: Influential People [Re: granny]
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I am not being lighthearted Granny. Just thought I would respond to your post the other day. Hope you get better answers than my apparent lighthearted one. I had come back to this post as i was hoping to read the suggestions as I was interested.

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#833168 - 24th Oct 2013 3:36pm Re: Influential People [Re: Chopper1979]
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I think Granny was referring to my post, chopper. I am 90% lighthearted these days , I blame the medication, 23 pills a day must do something bad as well as good :-)
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#833201 - 24th Oct 2013 5:54pm Re: Influential People [Re: Chopper1979]
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Originally Posted By: Chopper1979
I am not being lighthearted Granny. Just thought I would respond to your post the other day. Hope you get better answers than my apparent lighthearted one. I had come back to this post as i was hoping to read the suggestions as I was interested.


No, I was not referring to anyone or anyones choices, only a general comment. Sorry if it came across in the wrong manner. Certainly not inrended.
Neither was it intended as a remark towards you Zipper.

Only an innocent remark, with apologies sent.

IAfter having some thought I agree with Salmon and vanman,. My own choice mivht be Mother Teresa, for the never ending ,never tiring dedication she gave to the homeless, dying, orphans and all those who suffered around her.
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#833277 - 24th Oct 2013 11:13pm Re: Influential People [Re: granny]
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Thanks Granny- I will stop being offended now lol.
I think that for each generation during the century, there are different influences- Mother T may have been yours, Martin Luther King may have been others. I think also you are generally influenced by popular culture in your teens and that moulds you.. for instance I think musicians have a lot to influence a growing mind- sometimes for the better and vice versa.
Really I don't know - I can't pin one name to your topic lol.
Take it easy granny

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#833280 - 24th Oct 2013 11:22pm Re: Influential People [Re: granny]
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Very interesting Granny, although i will not be participating in your psychological game.
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#833283 - 24th Oct 2013 11:52pm Re: Influential People [Re: Chopper1979]
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Chopper....Pleased you came back and put your thoughts here.
With your comments about music, it could be said that The Beatles were also instrumental in opening up the countries of the world and breaking down barriers through their music.

Ste, I have little concept of what you mean by psychological games. No need to join in, but your comment makes no sense. Sorry.


Edited by granny (24th Oct 2013 11:56pm)
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#833287 - 25th Oct 2013 12:22am Re: Influential People [Re: granny]
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I never make much sence Granny, you should know that by now smile
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#833288 - 25th Oct 2013 12:25am Re: Influential People [Re: granny]
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Too generalised for me.......cannot possibly choose one Individual.

I also agree with Ste- this topic may or may not be a method of deciphering implicit thoughts of members for personal gain??
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