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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

BlogFEST 2012


October 9, 2012
Good morning, afternoon or evening!  I am today's host for the BlogFEST and today's prompt is a finish this sentence prompt.

If I ruled the world...

You may finish this one any way you please. Any way at all.  Run with it! I can't wait to read your thoughts!

When you have written your thoughts...place the url to your blog in the comments box below, if you'd like, BUT don't forget to post in the thread on

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Here are my thoughts on this one...

Honestly, if I ruled the world you would not recognize the world in which you live.
  • There would be no discrimination because ALL people would be equals on all levels.
  • There would be no crime because there would be no need to harm others to get what you need.
  • If you want a job, you get a job. If you can't work, you get food, home and necessities. You would be required to do a government job, such as phone work, computer work, something you are capable of doing and currently someone else is being paid to do.
  • Taxes would be a % of your total income ~ period ~ all income from all sources taxed the same %.
  • Health care would be available to all on an equal basis. It can't be that hard to provide, so many other countries are doing it. Higher tax percentage, yes, more benefits and less out of pocket, yes.
  • Hunger would be eliminated by providing free food pick-ups for those who could cook, if they had food and kitchens for those who have no way to cook. Funding, you ask? That tax % would help and donations would sustain. Schools would all have programs that the students would work to raise cash for each of these causes. Churches would be encouraged to become major sponsors and people will rise to the need. They always do.
  • War would be abolished world-wide. How? It would become illegal to engage in war and any country that started or participated would be cut-off from all other countries. No trade. No financial aid. No support of any kind. No exceptions. 
  • Children would be required to live within an hour of their parents as long as their parents were living. Okay, this one is just silly, but I would love it.

33 comments:

  1. Love it! I just voted you to be our next President :-)--forget about Obama or Romney!

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    1. YAY! I shall serve you with great dedication! :-) *shaking your hand*

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  2. I agree with Angela! Personally, I'm struggling with this prompt! ;)

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    1. Sorry...I thought it would be a wide open go anywhere type lead in...sorry I didn't immediately trip your creative genes. :-(

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  3. Great prompt, but it was tough one :)

    http://danaemyangel.blogspot.com/2012/10/its-my-world.html

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    1. Thanks, and I'm sorry it was hard for you.

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  4. This prompt really got me going and I ended up all serious and sad.... but there has to be a way forward for us all. If we all do just a little of what will make the world a better place. No one person can do it alone.
    http://stuartfish.com/wordpress/if-i-ruled-the-world/

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    1. Oh Stu, it takes a village! Where did I hear that? I'll be running to your blog shortly...just gotta catch up here. Thank you.

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  5. Interesting prompt. I think you would give Obama and Romney a run for their money.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Throwin' my hat in the ring! Hope it's not too late! he he he

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  6. Great topic and a wide variety of posts so far. You stirred us up and we went a bunch of different directions. And that's good.

    Thanks,
    Kate
    http://www.traveling-forever.com

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    1. Going out in a few to read all the entries...right now trying to catch up here on my readers.

      Thank you...so much!

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  7. Thanks for being the BlogFEST Host of the Day Jo!! Great prompt :D This is a lot of fun!

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  8. A real curve ball of a prompt.
    Mine is here - http://janukulkarni.blogspot.in/2012/10/if-i-ruled-world.html

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    1. I'll be there in a few...thank you, I think!

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  9. Jo, you are so insightful and charming. It's a delight to read your work. This post is beautiful -- down to earth with a laugh thrown in so it's not TOO serious. And I love the prompt, but I'm not sure what I can say that you haven't already said so eloquently. Bravo, my friend. Terrific job. Off I go to think and write, hopefully in that order. :-)

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    1. Thank you Daphne...I really appreciate your kindness. I will be looking for your thoughtful post as soon as I get through these lovely comments!

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  10. Great prompt today - challenging, and you handled it beautifully. I vote for Jo.

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    1. YAY...hat's in the ring! Jo for President!

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  11. I enjoyed the heck out of this prompt. Lovely. You and I appear to think alike... you went deeper on the social issues of the day, I appreciate that a lot. Me? I was thinking close very close to my home....

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    1. Okay...good deal! So I'm running off to read all the posts for today now...my girls are in bed and I have nothing else on my plate, right now! :-)

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  12. Great Prompt Jo! Definitely had me thinking!! :) You have my cote!!

    Here in my take on it :)

    http://crazybeautifuldisaster85.blogspot.com/2012/10/if-i-ruled-world.html

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    1. Thanks for that cote or vote! LOL You did a good job for something you weren't sure you wanted to take on. :-)

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  13. I would love to live in your world
    http://www.caffeinateddiva.com/2012/10/blogfest-2012-if-i-ruled-world.html

    is my take on it.

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  14. You would make a good ruler :) Love the last point a lot.

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    1. LOL...many would disagree, but thanks!

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  15. This was a very thought provoking prompt. Love the last one - I would not like to be far from my kids - you get my vote!

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    1. I know! I'd love to be less than an hour from all of my family!

      Oughta be the law.

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  16. I loved this prompt and at first I was going to be my usual smart ass self and then I thought, no, I'll just be my usual bitchy self instead. :D - I'd like to apply for citizenship in your world!

    http://magicalmysticalmimi.blogspot.com/2012/10/treat-me-no-different-than-you-would.html

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    1. As you will see, I also applied for citizenship in Mimiland! LOL

      What a fun prompt.

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