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post #43906 of 66613
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post


Oh, I get it. Office pool for lottery tickets. I didn't know you work at McDonald's!

One does not "work" for McDonald's. It is a calling.
post #43907 of 66613
This data provider apparently employs only complete idiots as programmers.

We get data from them every week and there is always something wrong with it. This week, some of the rows were missing values in a text field.

Today we get an update where they claim to have fixed the problem. They may have filled in a few boxes but while doing so, they have gone through and deleted every occurrence of the '0' character in the data (so if something said "1002 South Street", it now says "12 South Street"). They also seem to have accidentally deleted a bunch of values from a different text field.

Seriously, even the government has better handling with the data they give away for free!
post #43908 of 66613

Anyone can take insurance out on you without you knowing it and when you die they collect 100%.

Companies do this all the time with their employees.

post #43909 of 66613
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Originally Posted by DextersMorgan View Post

Anyone can take insurance out on you without you knowing it and when you die they collect 100%.
Companies do this all the time with their employees.

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post #43910 of 66613
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Originally Posted by DextersMorgan View Post

Anyone can take insurance out on you without you knowing it and when you die they collect 100%.
Companies do this all the time with their employees.

This would be incorrect on two fronts.
post #43911 of 66613
Insurable intrest in the life insured?
post #43912 of 66613
I took out special copyright insurance on a script I created for a TV series called "The Sopranos." When the idea was cruelly stolen from me I was able to cash in 100%. Talented writers do this all the time.
post #43913 of 66613
A very long time ago, I took out insurance on "science." That is how come I can stroll around the town in my Alfani suits.
post #43914 of 66613
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

So I just got a call telling me that some scammer listed my house for rent in Craigslist and tried to get someone to wire them money for a deposit.

The worst thing is that they listed it for a ridiculously low price, which means they were scamming low income people.

I know you're a lawyer so you probably know how to avoid this but "Marketplace" had a really good story about this recently and detailed how to prevent your houses from being part of the scam.
post #43915 of 66613
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Originally Posted by A Canuker View Post

Insurable intrest in the life insured?

Insurable interest and I think a person still needs to be informed and willing to have their life insured. Even the so-called "Dead Peasant" policies require consent as far as I know.
post #43916 of 66613
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

My office only plays when it gets over 100 million. Otherwise we don't need it.

What a waste of money.
post #43917 of 66613
I'll get a ticket when it's over 10-20 mil, they cap out at 50 in Canada. 2$ isn't going to kill me and it provides a break during the drive into the office. Scratch tickets with the 10$ prize is where the great scam is I think and those prey on the weak minded. I win 20$ and wouldn't care, 50K would be nice but isn't going to make any long term difference to our family but 20 mil would take the edge off satisfied.gif
post #43918 of 66613
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

I took out special copyright insurance on a script I created for a TV series called "The Sopranos." When the idea was cruelly stolen from me I was able to cash in 100%. Talented writers do this all the time.

is that how you were able to afford paying for my parking?
post #43919 of 66613
I think scratch offs are the biggest tax on the poor.

Things like powerball that offer zero chance at winning an excessive amount of money...at least they provide you some enjoyment from the bit of "what if" thinking you do when holding a ticket.
Also, winning one would at least provide an escape from poverty (although we all know how well that works out for most winners)...winning a $10 scratch off ain't going to do much.
post #43920 of 66613
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Originally Posted by A Canuker View Post

I'll get a ticket when it's over 10-20 mil, they cap out at 50 in Canada. 2$ isn't going to kill me and it provides a break during the drive into the office. Scratch tickets with the 10$ prize is where the great scam is I think and those prey on the weak minded. I win 20$ and wouldn't care, 50K would be nice but isn't going to make any long term difference to our family but 20 mil would take the edge off satisfied.gif

Its up to $123 million. I think the drawing is tonight. If I remember to do so I'll buy a ticket. I, unfortunately, think about winning the lottery more than others on here (I would imagine) but that's because I'm a victim of their advertising (no Sam Spade). Right at my exit for work there is a GIANT lottery billboard so right as I'm going into my job that pays a pittance I have a constant "$XX millilon" reminder which means my drive in is clouded with lottery fantasies until I encounter a dumb driver (~45 seconds). But never buying a ticket I guess kinda makes the impact of the sign questionable.
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