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Old 02-24-2012, 12:42 PM   #11
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#1 whoever the guy was that discovered how to make fire

#2 whoever the guy was that discovered how to make gunpowder

#3 whoever the guy was that discovered how to use writing

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I spose I consider what men give up for society to be more important than what they create for society in terms of greatness, though both come into play.

1. Jesus
2. King Leonidas
3. The leader of the retaliation aboard Flight 93.

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I agree with your list, but I believe Andrew Jackson shot a man in the ass during a duel. That has to make a list somewhere. Not to mention the kegger they had for his inaugural ball.
I also heard that, in that story, he allowed the man to shoot first
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Personally for me in the category of writers I would have to say W. Somerset Maugham (fiction) and James Baldwin (nonfiction);
for social change Martin Luther King, and for spiritual or philosophical contributions to my psyche it would have to be the
inmitiable Clifford Bias and Joseph Campbell.
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Obviously Jesus tops the charts. But other than the obvious #1, here are my 3 runners up...in no particular order

Thomas Jefferson, for all his wonderful quotes about lawful gun ownership that I use against mouth breathing liberal gun nazis all the time.
James Madison, among many great things, he authored the second amendment.
Nicola Tesla - he was so far ahead of his time that it's not funny. His theories and experiments fascinate me to no end.

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My Father,Ronald Regan and Charlton Heston.

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#1...my father for obvious reasons
#2...gaston glock for the one of the finest handguns made
#3...mikhail kalashnikov for the ak-47
and an honerable mention to eugene stoner for a fine battle rifle with after years of refining is now a great battle rifle.

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Jesus william h boney, an Andrew jackson
Who's William boney?
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Who's William boney?
Maybe William H. Bonney (sp) aka Billy the Kid?


Nobody said Fra Luca Bartolomeo de Pacioli? WTH? Haters!
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Yea why billy the kid? We picking top three most iconic gangsters? Mine are al Capone, billy the kid, and john gotti.

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