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$42M lottery winner plans to become a pecan farmer

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Posted: October 13, 2008, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

Where on earth have YOU been for the last 5 to 10 years? You need to wake up and start following the daily front-page headlines and lead news stories that have been shouting about the "housing bubble" and "mortgage crises" plaguing economies all around the world within the past few weeks and, in connection, destroying the life savings of those "not really investment-savvy" Americans who weren't even involved in real estate.

Clearly there were more than enough Americans, I'd say too many, who saw real estate as "THE" place to invest their money in recent years. Even people without money foolishly saw real estate as the pyramid scheme that it was to hopefully make a fortune due to loose credit standards and the herd mentality.

Why are you even on a Lottery message board giving real estate investment advice? Do you have a tanked property you're hoping to dump off on the next sucker to come along? I'm surprised you weren't dispensing more worthless comments that real estate is a great investment "opportunity" because property prices always go up in value like many so-called real estate "gurus" (i.e. modern day snake oil salesmen) have been brainwashing the gullible to believe over the years.

You didn't mention what part of your divided culture you come from. If you are from South Korea I'll gladly point out that your economy was ranked only 13th in the world last year among industrialized nations. South Korea isn't even a part of the G-7. I would also happily highlight that many rich Koreans made their wealth through corruption: http://www.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idUSSP25001420070205

Of course if you hail from North Korea you really should keep your views to yourself. This wouldn't be a problem for you since you would be used to doing this anyway.

Thanks for reading!

I was an English teacher in Korea for three years and I think you're full of yourself.

 

1.  You base your generalization of Koreans and rich Koreans from an article where they explain the scandals from a couple of richbusinessmen.  Many rich businessmen around the world are the same way.

2.  Korea is very small country with only 48,000,000 people; their economy and technology is extremely well when you realize how small they are. 

3.  There are no North Koreans in the USA.  North Koreans rarely have any contact outside their country.  If there are North Koreans inthe USA, then they would be labeled as Chinese because they probably escaped North Korea, then into China.

4. You are ignorant.   I am Caucasian and the Koreans were one ofthe nicest people I have ever met in my life.  Their country is extremely modernized and clean.   Their technology and industrial power is amazing.

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    Posted: October 13, 2008, 9:05 pm - IP Logged

    Congrats to this nice family! Party

     

    I love the idea to farm, especially pecans. I had a pecan tree in my yard during college. It was great. An orchard has been on my list of things to occupy myself after winning the jackpot.  Pecans, peaches, blackberries. 

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      Posted: October 14, 2008, 1:28 am - IP Logged

      Congrats to this nice family! Party

       

      I love the idea to farm, especially pecans. I had a pecan tree in my yard during college. It was great. An orchard has been on my list of things to occupy myself after winning the jackpot.  Pecans, peaches, blackberries. 

      I want to do that to! I don't have room where I am at now, but I want to grow a bunch of fruit trees and other fruits and vegatables. I also want to have horses like I used to. One day. Yes Nod

      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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        Posted: October 14, 2008, 6:46 am - IP Logged

        Congrats to this nice family! Party

         

        I love the idea to farm, especially pecans. I had a pecan tree in my yard during college. It was great. An orchard has been on my list of things to occupy myself after winning the jackpot.  Pecans, peaches, blackberries. 

        Mmmm, blackberry jam :-)


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          Posted: October 14, 2008, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

          Giving thanks at church but bought the ticket at the liquor store.

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            Posted: October 14, 2008, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

            Well, are saying that drinking liquor is a sin?  Maybe he went there just to buy lotto tickets?  Actually, playing the lottery is also a sin in the Christian religion since it's a form of gambling.

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              Posted: October 14, 2008, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

              Giving thanks at church but bought the ticket at the liquor store.

              You can buy soda and water in most liquor stores as well.

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                I was an English teacher in Korea for three years and I think you're full of yourself.

                 

                1.  You base your generalization of Koreans and rich Koreans from an article where they explain the scandals from a couple of richbusinessmen.  Many rich businessmen around the world are the same way.

                2.  Korea is very small country with only 48,000,000 people; their economy and technology is extremely well when you realize how small they are. 

                3.  There are no North Koreans in the USA.  North Koreans rarely have any contact outside their country.  If there are North Koreans inthe USA, then they would be labeled as Chinese because they probably escaped North Korea, then into China.

                4. You are ignorant.   I am Caucasian and the Koreans were one ofthe nicest people I have ever met in my life.  Their country is extremely modernized and clean.   Their technology and industrial power is amazing.

                 I don't expect that much intelligence from some of the posters here, for obvious reason. Not many well-educated people play lotteries, let alone posting in here.

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                   I don't expect that much intelligence from some of the posters here, for obvious reason. Not many well-educated people play lotteries, let alone posting in here.

                  Here's a clue... use it!

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                    Posted: October 15, 2008, 12:20 am - IP Logged

                     I don't expect that much intelligence from some of the posters here, for obvious reason. Not many well-educated people play lotteries, let alone posting in here.

                    Aren't you the same guy who has been whining for two years that your dream numbers haven't come out and have contemplated suicide over it? Yet you have the nerve to put down other posters here.

                    Roll Eyes

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                      Aren't you the same guy who has been whining for two years that your dream numbers haven't come out and have contemplated suicide over it? Yet you have the nerve to put down other posters here.

                      Roll Eyes

                      LOLScary, when are you gonna give us an update on the kitties?

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                        LOLScary, when are you gonna give us an update on the kitties?

                        Hey  time*treat, I'll post some pictures in my blog tomorrow! She is a very rambunctious and happy kitty. She is such a sweetie though. Thanks for asking about her. Smile

                        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                           I don't expect that much intelligence from some of the posters here, for obvious reason. Not many well-educated people play lotteries, let alone posting in here.

                          Thinking of...WTH?

                          Surrender You can run, but you can't hide mighty Jackpot...surrender to me at once!

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                             I don't expect that much intelligence from some of the posters here, for obvious reason. Not many well-educated people play lotteries, let alone posting in here.

                            Yet, you're the one who keeps making topics whining about some dream you had years ago and it not coming true, apparently believing it has foretold your "future"....

                            Pot, kettle, black, ect.

                            You can't predict random.


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                              I was an English teacher in Korea for three years and I think you're full of yourself.

                               

                              1.  You base your generalization of Koreans and rich Koreans from an article where they explain the scandals from a couple of richbusinessmen.  Many rich businessmen around the world are the same way.

                              2.  Korea is very small country with only 48,000,000 people; their economy and technology is extremely well when you realize how small they are. 

                              3.  There are no North Koreans in the USA.  North Koreans rarely have any contact outside their country.  If there are North Koreans inthe USA, then they would be labeled as Chinese because they probably escaped North Korea, then into China.

                              4. You are ignorant.   I am Caucasian and the Koreans were one ofthe nicest people I have ever met in my life.  Their country is extremely modernized and clean.   Their technology and industrial power is amazing.

                              A very unsurprising response. 

                              First you postulate in absolute terms that "There are no North Koreans in the USA" but you don't cite any sources to back up this information. Did you conduct your own personal census of the United States? No, you haven't. And you know you can't speak with any confidence on this because you demonstrated your own doubts in this obvious opinion of yours by going on to qualify your remarks immediately by saying "If there are North Koreans in the USA..." You then make another baseless assumption saying "...then they would be labeled as Chinese..." Labeled as Chinese by whom? Themselves? The U.S. Government? The Chinese? Who would label these North Koreans as Chinese? It doesn't matter which direction they left North Korea. Again you offer no evidence to support anything you are saying. 

                              You claim I made generalizations but you seem to have no trouble whatsoever with voicing double standards and making your own generalizations. You didn't even seem bothered that the original poster  ambelamba made generalizations like "Heck 99% of rich Koreans made their fortune from real estate!" or how this same poster also dismissed Americans as "not really investment-saavy (sic)." Really? When people around the world talk and think about money and financial markets the name Wall Street - in the "not really investment-savvy" America - will be mentioned first and long before some backwater like Seoul is. And no, Wall Street wasn't founded by or made famous by the likes of ambelamba.

                              The poster ambelamba even went on to say "I don't expect that much intelligence from some of the posters here, for obvious reason. Not many well-educated people play lotteries, let alone posting in here." What sort of self-proclaimed genius is this person? If the smug  ambelamba were so well-educated and investment savvy as he/she likes to be portrayed by passing insulting comments off on other people then there would be no reason for  ambelamba to play the lottery or even make empty-headed postings on here attacking others. 

                              And you  SmoothJuice claim that you were a teacher and then have the nerve to call me ignorant? What a laugh! I have no doubt you felt very much at home in South Korea. You clearly were surrounded by like-minded people.