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post #43921 of 70093
To be fair, in no other place would the probability of winning not be simply reported as zero.
post #43922 of 70093
Saw the aftermath of a skiing accident on saturday (bunch ski patrol tending to the victim, etc.). Looked pretty bad but seemed like everyone was intact and they just didn't want to move him. The next day, they were out taking photos of the accident site which isn't something I normally see.

Talked to my mom last night and she mentions that a friend of hers' son died in a hospital after a skiing accident in the nearby city. Wasn't clear which ski area it was and when the accident had actually occurred since it happened in a hospital.

Now it comes out in the news that it was the same guy frown.gif ...I'm used to seeing ski patrol bring down people with broken bones, but not stuff like this, especially not experienced skiers on easy terrain. And there I was, I having beers on the chairlift and skiing down the same run hours later.
post #43923 of 70093
Bummer otc.

There is a massive difference between 0 lottery tickets and 1 when it comes to winning but any further is wasted money.
post #43924 of 70093
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Originally Posted by A Canuker View Post

Bummer otc.

There is a massive difference between 0 lottery tickets and 1 when it comes to winning but any further is wasted money.

I'll still buy a occasional lottery ticket if I see that the Powerball jackpot went up to some ridiculous amount (like $300 million).... who couldn't use $300 million (or the less than $200 million after taxes). It is pretty sad though when buying the ticket you can see some other guy standing in line spending like $50 on lottery tickets.

The saddest most depressing lottery thing I saw was an old man in New Jersey who bought $70 of scratch off lottery tickets in a small sandwich shop. It was right after hurricane Sandy and my wife and I went down there to volunteer for a clean up mission (we were there so much during the previous fall/spring/summer). He started crying while scratching off the lottery tickets.
post #43925 of 70093
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Originally Posted by A Canuker View Post

Bummer otc.

There is a massive difference between 0 lottery tickets and 1 when it comes to winning but any further is wasted money.

I rather experience getting stuck by lightning, as long as there is no permanent damage, it would be a cool story to tell. That or a shark bite.
post #43926 of 70093
I don't know why, but I have this horrible feeling that if I won the lottery I would feel cheated. Something like a hyper-work-ethic. Don't get me wrong, I'd take the money and run like a motherfucker, but I'd probably blow it on hookers and crack in a way that I wouldn't if I earned it.
post #43927 of 70093
I endorse the lottery as it is clearly a tax on the poor and stupid. I toss my $2 into the pot weekly as I think it builds camaraderie when the boss participates in such things. Also, on the off chance we ever cashed in big, I'll be quitting too so they can't tell me to f-off and quit on me.
post #43928 of 70093
Aaaannnddd today I solidified my belief that it's time to start lookin'!
post #43929 of 70093
I hate it when my emps jump into a lottery pool. I actually tell them I am rooting against them winning.

Pissing me off: work problems. Holy fuck, do I have work problems.

Give me 1 year though and I'll have this shit whipped into shape.
post #43930 of 70093
What kind of work problems keep the big dawg up at night?
post #43931 of 70093
People you can't fire.... quite yet.
post #43932 of 70093
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post

I don't know why, but I have this horrible feeling that if I won the lottery I would feel cheated. Something like a hyper-work-ethic. Don't get me wrong, I'd take the money and run like a motherfucker, but I'd probably blow it on hookers and crack in a way that I wouldn't if I earned it.

I dunno what I would do if I won a huge lottery. Yes, I'd stop working and there is this double lot with an abandoned house behind it that is two lots over from me. I know how much the lots are valued at (CHEAP) kop those, buy the house, have a big-ass yard. Get a car. Help my parents out, then figure out how to donate enough $$ so GSU is named after me. That's really all I can think of. Oh, and give a bunch to the Archdiocese. I guess I've already spent my dough in this scenario.
post #43933 of 70093
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Now it comes out in the news that it was the same guy frown.gif ...I'm used to seeing ski patrol bring down people with broken bones, but not stuff like this, especially not experienced skiers on easy terrain. And there I was, I having beers on the chairlift and skiing down the same run hours later.

I've been skiing about 5 times in my life and I've always left that slope with the feeling I'd almost died or permanently wrecked myself.


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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post

I don't know why, but I have this horrible feeling that if I won the lottery I would feel cheated. Something like a hyper-work-ethic. Don't get me wrong, I'd take the money and run like a motherfucker, but I'd probably blow it on hookers and crack in a way that I wouldn't if I earned it.

Another problem with the lottery is that you're giving a chunk of money to someone that doesn't know how to manage it. There are no shortage of horror stories.

My favorite:
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In 1989, Willie Hurt of Lansing, Mich., won $3.1 million. Only two years later he was broke and charged with murder after spending his fortune on a divorce and crack cocaine.

http://philrhodes959.blogspot.com/2012/03/10-lottery-winner-horror-stories.html

http://www.businessinsider.com/10-lottery-winners-who-lost-it-all-2010-5?op=1
post #43934 of 70093
I'm old now and no longer have any reason to think I would blow the money on hookers and coke, considering that I'm basically over that stuff. The one thing that I fantasize about after winning the lottery is hiring people to run my errands and spending my life shopping, working out and traveling.
post #43935 of 70093
The sad thing is realizing how much money you'd really need to win so that you would not have to work again.
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