|Posted: April 22, 2006, 12:29 pm - IP Logged|
When someone wins $102 million and the lottery takes, uses and advertises a photo of them holding a check for $220 million it most certainly is Decptive Advertising. And it is indeed a sad day in America and a triumph for Clintonesque values when the only defense offered for a deliberate mischaracterization is to say, everyone does it.
I am not picking on Powerball nor am I as you so eloquently characterize it attempting to rip Powerball a new one. I am expressing my opposition to some of Powerball's practices, the changes made to Powerball and the reasons they give for those practices and said changes. I think I have some legitimate concerns. And the fact that someone from Powerball took the time to respond to what I said tells me that they are sensitive to what I had to say and took what I had to say seriously.
Contrary to what you said I did not use the word scam. I did not refer to Powerball or anyone at Powerball as scam artists and I did not lump them them in with scam artists. You may have inferred that from what I did say but the truth is I did not say that. To say that I did is (once again in your own words) wrong and unfair. Furthermore, it is (IMHO) an attempt to discredit me and what I did say. It takes away from the issues and the seriousness of this debate by mischaracterizing what I said.
I have stated my complaints as clearly and consisely as I know how to do. I have used facts and figures when appropriate and tried to use reason and logic to support my point of view and temper my emotions. I concede that I may be wrong in how I see some of this. The fact is I've been wrong before and I'll be wrong again. But your attempts to mischaracterize what I said and over simplify the issues I've raised do not constitute a valid counter argument and do not in any way shape or form convince me that I am wrong nor allay my concerns.
Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy. - Groucho Marx