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Liberty528 November 20th, 2012 05:27 PM

Would Benjamin Franklin Love the World We Live in Today?
 
With Benjamin Franklin invision on high advance science in the country; do you think Benjamin Franklin would be proud of the rise of technology in this world we live in today? Would he be proud of the educational programs we offer our children and the numerous universities and college people can attend to? Why or why not?

Gorge123 November 20th, 2012 05:33 PM

Yep he would.... very proud

tjadams November 20th, 2012 07:47 PM

I can see Mr. Franklin being confused, pleased and not surprised on some issues.
On the advances of science, fire houses and libraries, he would be pleased.
On the state of current politics, he would probably be confused, but not surprised.

Mike Lynch November 20th, 2012 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by tjadams (Post 1263728)
I can see Mr. Franklin being confused, pleased and not surprised on some issues.
On the advances of science, fire houses and libraries, he would be pleased.
On the state of current politics, he would probably be confused, but not surprised.

Ditto.

Jari November 21st, 2012 12:54 AM

Also America ranks 20 in Science and 25 in Math among the Industrialized nations, Im sure he would be rather upset to know places like China, Korea and Finland outrank us.

Quote:

Originally Posted by tjadams (Post 1263728)
I can see Mr. Franklin being confused, pleased and not surprised on some issues.
On the advances of science, fire houses and libraries, he would be pleased.
On the state of current politics, he would probably be confused, but not surprised.


amberroberts09 November 21st, 2012 02:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tjadams (Post 1263728)
I can see Mr. Franklin being confused, pleased and not surprised on some issues.
On the advances of science, fire houses and libraries, he would be pleased.
On the state of current politics, he would probably be confused, but not surprised.

Ya me too...!!!

yakmatt November 21st, 2012 07:31 PM

He might be disappointed in our domestic beer.

ucanefan November 25th, 2012 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by yakmatt (Post 1264612)
He might be disappointed in our domestic beer.

lol or possibly by how we have our own fashion and don't fancy the french's as much anymore

skizzerflake November 25th, 2012 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by yakmatt (Post 1264612)
He might be disappointed in our domestic beer.

Not the stuff I'm drinking...Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout. Actually, I'm certain that Franklin would be fascinated by all the science we have done since 1770 and would be spending a lot of time trying to figure out how an iPhone works. I'd love to have him in congress to knock some practicality into the ideological jerks we elect today.

jlackey92 November 27th, 2012 06:47 PM

He'd love Victoria's Secret.


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