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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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dvdiva- In the most recent Powerball win for the West family. The kids were each set up with 3.5 mill plus their educations were paid for.

I do hope your perhaps slip of the keyboard was the reason for the slight against an elder or the fact they won't be able to live long enough to spend it. Who's to say anyone of us wil be blessed to live out the twighlight years or not struggle with some illness through life.

As rich and informative your postings are, this is one time where I side with each human life has value and none is more worthy then another.

You've obviously never had to make a life or death decision.  Some lifes are more valuable then others.  Children are more valuable then the elderly.  Might not sound pretty from the pulpit, but it is a fact practiced every day in most parts of the world.  My life is much more important then the opponent in the bush.  The guy next to me is more valuable then a village.

Completely disagree! All life is valuable.  Maybe you think the people who were left to die in the nursing homes in Louisiana were used goods, but only God can make that judgment.

Anyway, we aren't talking about life or death decisions when we're writing about the lottery. If I were in a burning building, I hope I'd make sure the children were out of harm's way before saving my own butt. However, historically age didn't matter in times of crisis as much as gender.  When the Titantic sank I believe they said "women and children first" not "women, children and men under 50."

How old is this guy you're talking about anyway?  My Dad is 91 and still going on cruises.  I've been working with an 81 year old woman who is difficult to keep up with and outsells everyone else.  Grandma Moses lived to 101 and didn't start painting until she was in her 90s and look what she contributed to our world. From a financially responsible viewpoint, I agree that trusts should be set up for younger people to avoid giving the government so much from an estate when you die. But GameGrl is morally right here. 

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    I wonder if they're playing Mega Millions. What's another 300-plus million?

    They just might. But I am sure that they are happy with the amount that they already won.

    Dance like no one is watching.

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      Posted: November 13, 2005, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

      For tax reasons the value of life can be determined by an actuarial table. No one said taxes are ethical or moral.

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        Completely disagree! All life is valuable.  Maybe you think the people who were left to die in the nursing homes in Louisiana were used goods, but only God can make that judgment.

        Anyway, we aren't talking about life or death decisions when we're writing about the lottery. If I were in a burning building, I hope I'd make sure the children were out of harm's way before saving my own butt. However, historically age didn't matter in times of crisis as much as gender.  When the Titantic sank I believe they said "women and children first" not "women, children and men under 50."

        How old is this guy you're talking about anyway?  My Dad is 91 and still going on cruises.  I've been working with an 81 year old woman who is difficult to keep up with and outsells everyone else.  Grandma Moses lived to 101 and didn't start painting until she was in her 90s and look what she contributed to our world. From a financially responsible viewpoint, I agree that trusts should be set up for younger people to avoid giving the government so much from an estate when you die. But GameGrl is morally right here. 

        First of all, and most importantly, God doesn't have a thing to do with who lives or dies. God, at best, is a non-entity, based on faith and nothing more.  Only been documented in one source, and that source is a generation of superstitious indviduals.  Documented by generations of individuals who could neither read, nor write.  People determine who lives or die, and throughout history, man has made that decision based on potentional productivity of the survivor.

        The Titanic is a poor example, the law of the sea is constantly abused.  The crew abandoned passengers, regardless of age, by the hundreds.  In the movie, it looked good, it always does.  You would, naturally save your parents, but the world would not stop for them  Review the 9-11 film, count the senior citizens saved. Those that couldn't make it down the stairs on their own, were the last to go, and most died.  By the way, had the house of Grandma Moses caught fire, bet your bottom dollar she was too old to get out the door.

        Morality?  Morality, and twenty-five cents, will get you a ten cent cup of coffee in every major city in this country.  It will get you nothing in most countries.  Morality is something that is preached by someone who has sat at the table of comfort all their life.

        The bottom line is, some one with one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel cannot be compared.  The old person can't come close to young person in potential productivity or earning power.  Sitting in a chair doesn't count.

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          Posted: November 13, 2005, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

          dvdiva- In the most recent Powerball win for the West family. The kids were each set up with 3.5 mill plus their educations were paid for.

          I do hope your perhaps slip of the keyboard was the reason for the slight against an elder or the fact they won't be able to live long enough to spend it. Who's to say anyone of us wil be blessed to live out the twighlight years or not struggle with some illness through life.

          As rich and informative your postings are, this is one time where I side with each human life has value and none is more worthy then another.

          You've obviously never had to make a life or death decision.  Some lifes are more valuable then others.  Children are more valuable then the elderly.  Might not sound pretty from the pulpit, but it is a fact practiced every day in most parts of the world.  My life is much more important then the opponent in the bush.  The guy next to me is more valuable then a village.

          Gosh-Im pretty sure ten years working in geriatrics qualifies. Please refrain from stating that "obviously never had to make a life or death decision".  Have you ever tried my cooking?? Now that dear one is a life and death decision! so :P

          The rest of the so called facts (?) are open to debate.

          I still say that if a person wins the lottery - and they met all the validation and checklist, then what is it to anyone if they have a foot in the grave. It doesnt make their winning it any less theirs or any less factual.

           

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            True, you have no business judging others value or worth, nor comparing it. Doing so is pointless anyway, they still got the big loot and you didn't. They got both feet in the gold pot, and that is all that matters NOW. The future is irrelevant to them, as is anyone elses opinion.

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              I still say that if a person wins the lottery - and they met all the validation and checklist, then what is it to anyone if they have a foot in the grave. It doesnt make their winning it any less theirs or any less factual.

              I agree who are we to say who is too old or too young to play. If you put in a dollar or five and you happen to win does it matter if the person is 18 or 80? They have the right to play just as much as anyone else.

              Dance like no one is watching.

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                ga . once had a 18 year old hotti    picked up check next day    never heard from her again             

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                  I never claimed they were to old to win.  Start reading from the beginning and shelve the emotion.  My position was, and is, the gentlemen who won could barely make it to the chair he sat in.  Watch the video. Sure he won, but unless he dumps it all into the ocean, 50% is going to death tax.  I still maintain a younger person, or atleast one with mobility outside of a motorized wheelchair, can benefit from the winning a lot more.

                  By the way, I can compare whatever I need to compare; and the "pointlessness" is no less valid then 90% of the questions repeatidly asked on this blog.  This blog is made up of opinions, and the ability to respond is inherent.  This is not the end of the world, therefore, the meek have no special place at the table.

                  Cheers

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                    Posted: November 14, 2005, 11:36 am - IP Logged

                    For tax reasons the value of life can be determined by an actuarial table. No one said taxes are ethical or moral.

                    "Value" of life is not a term used by people in the financial industry.  The Law of Large Numbers which is used when determining Mortality Tables is based on statistics and demographics.  I agree that a person with a large fortune has certain responsibilities, including properly allocating his money and setting up a trust to secure the future of your loved ones.  However, that wasn't the subject matter to which I was responding.  Bob Cheney is in poor health, not just because of his age. His wife mentioned that he had been ill for a while.  We have no idea what these people plan to do with their money. Maybe he's building a church or maybe he's going to buy himself a private island. In any event, it's his money!

                    "value of life can be determined by an actuarial table"

                    If you want to get technical, the word "value" should be replaced by "risk factor" which is what an actuary uses to predict loss.

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                      Hopefully, he is buying a gravesite.

                      Cheers

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                        "I know I shouldn't write this, because most people think I'm fooling myself, but I honestly wouldn't want to have an extravagant lifestyle, so I understand their attitude. Maybe a lot of this comes from personal experience, but I had a little money (not millions of course!!) and then got sick and ran into other problems, and realize that the most important things in life are health, happiness and being around people who love you. That being said, anyone who says money isn't important and doesn't buy happiness either never had any or has always had too much.  If I won the lottery I'd have a nicer place to live, sleep better, eat better and always be able to hire the best attorneys and medical practitioners.  The $20,000 I got quoted for implants (talking about teeth!) would be a drop in the bucket. Money is very important in this world no matter how spiritual you are. The reason I said I'd want to remain anonymous is to be able to move to a nice community and quietly become a part of it. I think it would be difficult to live a normal life if all your neighbors kept pointing "Look, there's the lady who won all that money!" Some people don't like all the attention. So I guess Paris Hilton and I have nothing in common. LOL"

                        NOVEMBER...14TH....LurkingWink

                        HI AGAIN "JUST"...........I agree w/some of what you wrote, especially the sentence that says:"That being said, anyone who says money isn't important and doesn't buy happiness either never had any or has always had too much" I couldn't agree more.....in fact , while I won't mention it here, I know that there are certain "pleasures" or "luxuries" that would indeed make my life much sweeter if the day comes, that I had control of several $$$$$$$$$$$.

                        (BTW) When you do win, "not if" but When you do, don't forget to buy a super deluxe Westinghouse Refrigerator, that won't have any affect on your Spanking Brand New Intel Computer /PCU...no more interruptions when you want to post notes to all the "usual suspects" here on the LotteryPost...........Wink

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                          Posted: November 14, 2005, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

                          CHEWIE SAYS:

                          "Hopefully, he is buying a gravesite"

                          Now Chewie.....that's not nice, you know you don't mean that.....

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                            libra926 - ...don't forget to buy a super deluxe Westinghouse Refrigerator, that won't have any affect on your Spanking Brand New Intel Computer 

                            Unfortunately, I don't own a home any more (temporary I hope) so for now I have to live with what's here. But the first thing I'll do after winning and getting all the financial stuff out of the way is move. I already have several areas picked out, depending on the jackpot size. I'm not a flashy person, but as they say "location, location, location." I've always wanted a home with several acres and a view. 

                            By the way, I do like your idea, but I'd probably buy a Sub-Zero! 

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                              libra926 - ...don't forget to buy a super deluxe Westinghouse Refrigerator, that won't have any affect on your Spanking Brand New Intel Computer 

                              Unfortunately, I don't own a home any more (temporary I hope) so for now I have to live with what's here. But the first thing I'll do after winning and getting all the financial stuff out of the way is move. I already have several areas picked out, depending on the jackpot size. I'm not a flashy person, but as they say "location, location, location." I've always wanted a home with several acres and a view. 

                              By the way, I do like your idea, but I'd probably buy a Sub-Zero! 

                              You lost your home to the hurricane?  Thats too bad.  Win and move close to Rush Limbaugh.  He was bragging the other day, his only damage was some downed plants and trees. (He has his own full power generator.)

                              Cheers

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