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Show Of Hands July 5th, 2012 12:00am

If you were suddenly transported in time to 1612, would you rather maintain your current location or land somewhere random in Europe?

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angiebrite Gallifrey
07/05/12 8:40 pm

@mama the plague was the 14th century ;-)

07/05/12 8:30 pm

Here. No thanks to the plague.

angiebrite Gallifrey
07/05/12 8:27 pm

I would fit right in! Too bad its a little before Casanova's time

jakugbe Texas
07/05/12 8:08 pm

I'm a brother living in Texas, do the math :-/

07/05/12 8:07 pm

I'd take what I know and start America!

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
07/05/12 8:00 pm

This was an exciting time for global exploration and colonization. Europe had over population and reasons for many to want to go exploring. Much of the world as we know it took root in that era.

07/05/12 7:35 pm

Constantinople is clean! I'm a great person! Some say I'm absolutely Magnificent!

07/05/12 7:28 pm

Here stay in the land where I have some restinace to diseases and also me in particular by the shore

07/05/12 7:27 pm

Come visit me in Constantinople!

peacenskis Alaska
07/05/12 6:59 pm

Europe. I don't think Alaska was quite as inviting in 1612.

commonsense America isnt racist
07/05/12 6:58 pm

I'd live here. Europe in that time was atrocious! (in most times, lol)

mzungu Washington
07/05/12 6:56 pm

I understand why the Hawaiians would want to stay where they are! Any time there would be nice! :)

O13 Alabama
07/05/12 6:54 pm

Id have to say a random place in Europe. I'd make my way back to Ireland and let 'em know Cromwell was coming in about 40 years. Give them a chance to rewrite history a little.

TheAntiLib Putnam County, NY
07/05/12 6:45 pm

Alot of smallpox and Black Plague during this time in Europe. I would rather risk the chance of being scalped in America!

07/05/12 6:44 pm

hey. that used to be my atm pin lol.

FakeSound Arizona
07/05/12 6:26 pm

I'm black. I would rather be here. There were no real European settlements just yet because it was too damn hot.

Br@ndon Your Soul
07/05/12 6:20 pm

On wait. I'm retard. That wasn't until 1619.

07/05/12 6:06 pm

Here. I wouldn't want to have to worry about all the plagues in Europe at that time.

yvgvyid SC
07/05/12 5:40 pm

I would meet all my ancestors!

Nerdz Texas
07/05/12 5:29 pm

Ive always wanted to go to Europe

07/05/12 5:27 pm

The living conditions in Europe were terrible in 1612, especially Great Britain. Clean water was hard to find in the city, and human waste was everywhere. Plus, there were wars constantly being fought in Europe. Fighting here was almost none existent in 1612. I would have much rather lived here.

applestar Florida
07/05/12 5:04 pm

Florida would be horrendous back in those days. Swamp, heat, humidity, and bugs!

07/05/12 4:43 pm

Screw crazy religious persecution. Especially since I'm Jewish & they tended to get killed a lot over in Europe. Native American life for me.

LRM20 A Hoosier in Lincoln Land
07/05/12 4:39 pm

I'd rather be here than europe but not at 1612 lol Pensacola Florida wasn't even settled until 1634 or so

07/05/12 4:12 pm

I'd stay and become a revolutionary. I'd convince the Cherokee that I was a God or manifestation of nature or something gay like that and have sex with many women.

bnnt Los Angeles
07/05/12 4:04 pm

I'd probably be eaten by a bear.

Wert A picture of my junk
07/05/12 4:00 pm

Drop me near Galileo, Pascal or Newton and I'll be happy.

07/05/12 3:59 pm

I ain't afraid of the wilderness. I'd like to be here. Plus, I think the Spanish were here in the 1600s.

Bekka Just relaxing...
07/05/12 3:27 pm

Um, no A/C anywhere in the 1600's...

cowboy Doors of Perception
07/05/12 3:25 pm

I would live free in America and maybe try to fit in with the Indians, or at least convince them that I'm not their enemy. Kind of like Costner in Dances with Wolves. Great movie.

Bekka Just relaxing...
07/05/12 3:10 pm

Hmm, during that time, intelligent women were often burned as witches. I'll take my chances with the bears and native Americans.

07/05/12 3:01 pm

If I was transported here I would be a slave. I'll have to go with europe.

07/05/12 2:58 pm

Have to go with Europe. No a/c in AZ!

hazhap1 Las Vegas
07/05/12 2:58 pm

No one from today could survive anywhere in the christian world of 1612. If you think people are nuts now....

moonshot More often I know nothing
07/05/12 2:32 pm

The Pacific NW was a paradise back then. The locals were peaceful and food was abundant. Europe was a politically and religiously constricted cesspool at that time.

JaquesV Bentonville, AR
07/05/12 2:22 pm

Europe was filthy in 1600. Arkansas would have been an unspoiled paradise where my ancestors were stewards of Nature. It would have been awesome!

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/05/12 2:16 pm

The colonists first landed in this city, of course I'd want to be here to actually witness that. Even though that was a tad bit earlier than 1612..

07/05/12 2:15 pm

Well since I would very likely be captured and placed into slavery in Texas, I'd take my chances in Europe.

acavemand The Burgh
07/05/12 2:10 pm

Every female here should say America because back in 1612 Europe, witch hunts were extremely common. If you did anything wrong you would be convicted for made up witchcraft claims.... Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Man: Make me a sammich
Woman: Hell no!
Man: WITCH!!!!

07/05/12 2:05 pm

My people were here, I belong here.

lawstudent Western NC foothills
07/05/12 2:01 pm

Plus I think the ten acres we own here has some Native American history to it, so it'd be a perfect fit.

lawstudent Western NC foothills
07/05/12 2:00 pm

We live in the middle of nowhere in the woods along a river. If we weren't in the middle of such a natural paradise, I'd opt for Europe. However, we love nature and Native American culture, so I think we'd fit in well staying put.

07/05/12 1:54 pm

Oh and the shotgun is for attacks from native American / angry farmer attacks

07/05/12 1:53 pm

I would only want to stay in the us on one condition: have vaccines for every
Disease common in ancient America , have an AA-12 ( full auto 12 gauge military shotgun) and have all the devices I have now and a solar panel for electricity

yepnope Maryland
07/05/12 1:49 pm

Actually on second thought I would much rather assimilate with the Indians and be a part of their culture over the European ego culture.