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Army veteran returning to Afghanistan wins $250,000

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Posted: April 18, 2011, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

Glad to see a military man win.

They should make it tax free for our armed forces.

Thumbs Up Now that's what i'm talking about!!!!!!

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    Posted: April 18, 2011, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

    Glad to see a military man win.

    They should make it tax free for our armed forces.

    They should make it tax free for all Americans.

     

    Taxing taxes.  That's what we're doing.  It's kinda like saying "Oh you paid 3000 dollars in property taxes, well we're going to have to put a sales tax on that property tax.  So now you're paying 3000 dollars and 210 dollars for paying that tax."  Except you don't HAVE to play lottery, while you do have to pay property tax (if your state/town has it)

     

    I guess it's more like "we're going to keep half the tax, give out half, and tax the half we give out"

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      Posted: April 18, 2011, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

      No NoWill you please ! please ! tell me which one of your last Presidents had the COJONES to do so!!Cussing Face I have no problems with even playing field.OOOhhh! what war is that?

      George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Dwight Eisnehower.  And I'll count Teddy Roosevelt just because he got shot and then gave a 90 minute speech.  That's all I thought of off the top of my head, geez it's been a while since we've had a President who could show some spine and get involved directly in conflicts they saw as necessary - or try to do something to stop unneccessarry conflicts.

       

      And even if you've got no problem with making an "even playing field" for the Libyan rebels, you must admit that the way the President went through with it is completely unconstiutional.  Just because our last president had no real Republican principles, and we disagree with this one's "principles" doens't mean it becomes Republican VS. Democrat, as it SEEMS you're assuming it is.  It's not.

       

      Sorry, didn't mean to rant about politics.  I'll shut up now.


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        Posted: April 18, 2011, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

        Troll

        This subject moved you to become a member today? That's special. What do you think of Gregg?

        I think Gregg Curry is a model citizen. He deserve his lottery win, and I also think that the service members should have tax exemptions,and they shouldn't have to pay taxes, after all they risk their life protecting us and the U.S.

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          Posted: April 18, 2011, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

          I am not political but I do know from personal finances that when I want to pay off my credit card bills I work overtime and spend less on things that I dont really need like going to the movies or clothes shopping.

          I hate to be taxed highly when the federal government keeps spending money on things that Americans dont really need. Oh and I also hate those people that cheat and get disability and social security checks and all of us each know those kinds of people in our lives.

          That money's gone fo ever

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            Posted: April 18, 2011, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

            No NoWill you please ! please ! tell me which one of your last Presidents had the COJONES to do so!!Cussing Face I have no problems with even playing field.OOOhhh! what war is that?

            George Herbert Walker Bush.

             

            Following the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Bush decided to join the US Navy,[1] so after graduating from Phillips Academy earlier in 1942,[4] he became a naval aviator at the age of 18.[3] After completing the 10-month course, he was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve at Corpus Christi, Texas on June 9, 1943, just three days before his 19th birthday, which made him the youngest naval aviator to that date.[1]

            He was assigned to Torpedo Squadron (VT-51) as the photographic officer in September 1943.[1] The following year, his squadron was based on the USS San Jacinto as a member of Air Group 51, where his lanky physique earned him the nickname 'Skin'.[5] During this time, the task force was victorious in one of the largest air battles of World War II: the Battle of the Philippine Sea.[1]

            After Bush's promotion to Lieutenant (junior grade) on August 1, the San Jacintocommenced operations against the Japanese in the Bonin Islands. Bush piloted one of four Grumman TBM Avenger aircraft from VT-51 that attacked the Japanese installations on Chichijima.[6] His crew for the mission, which occurred on September 2, 1944, included Radioman Second Class John Delaney and Lieutenant Junior Grade William White.[1] During their attack, the Avengers encountered intense anti-aircraft fire; Bush's aircraft was hit by flak[7] and his engine caught on fire.[1] Despite his plane being on fire, Bush completed his attack and released bombs over his target, scoring several damaging hits.[1] With his engine afire, Bush flew several miles from the island, where he and one other crew member on the TBM Avenger bailed out of the aircraft;[7] the other man's parachute did not open.[1] It has not been determined which man bailed out with Bush[1] as both Delaney and White were killed as a result of the battle.[7] Bush waited for four hours in an inflated raft, while several fighters circled protectively overhead until he was rescued by the lifeguard submarine USS Finback.[1] For the next month he remained on theFinback, and participated in the rescue of other pilots.

            George Bush in his TBM Avenger on the carrier USS San Jacinto in 1944

            Bush subsequently returned to San Jacintoin November 1944 and participated in operations in the Philippines[1] until his squadron was replaced and sent home to the United States. Through 1944, he flew 58 combat missions[7] for which he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals, and the Presidential Unit Citation awarded to San Jacinto.[1]

            Because of his valuable combat experience, Bush was reassigned to Norfolk Navy Base and put in a training wing for new torpedo pilots. He was later assigned as a naval aviator in a new torpedo squadron, VT-153. Upon the Japanese surrender in 1945, Bush was honorably discharged in September of that year.


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

            "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                        --Edmund Burke

             

             

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              Posted: April 18, 2011, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

              Interesting post and comments here. Lucky guy to win such fortune.

              ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

               Thanks be to the giving numbers: 1621,912,119 02014

                rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                Posted: April 18, 2011, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

                rdgrnr, have you ever served in the service?

                Well now, yes I have sonny boy, how about you?


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

                "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                            --Edmund Burke

                 

                 

                  rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                  Posted: April 18, 2011, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

                  This is not a political post, this is the lottery post. Why do you come on here and talk about politics all the time? If you have something to say say it on Huffington Post where you will be challenge.

                  HuffandPuff Post? You gotta be kidding.

                  They ain't got the cojones either.

                  Kinda like you, no doubt.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

                  "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                              --Edmund Burke

                   

                   


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                    Posted: April 18, 2011, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

                    Well now, yes I have sonny boy, how about you?

                    I am not a sonny boy. I am female, and I have not serve.


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                      HuffandPuff Post? You gotta be kidding.

                      They ain't got the cojones either.

                      Kinda like you, no doubt.

                      You wouldn't be able to handle the debate on huffpost, so this is why you come to lottery post to whine because no one here will challenge you.

                        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                        Posted: April 18, 2011, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

                        I am not a sonny boy. I am female, and I have not serve.

                        Well baby sister, no offense but you might understand better if you had served.

                        Sometimes there's just a little twinge of resentment when being told to do something by a boss who you know would never do it himself.

                        It's kinda like the old saying: You don't play the game - You don't make the rules.

                        A girlyman like your idol could never hack it anyway.

                        He ain't got the cojones.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

                        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                    --Edmund Burke

                         

                         

                          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                          Posted: April 18, 2011, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

                          You wouldn't be able to handle the debate on huffpost, so this is why you come to lottery post to whine because no one here will challenge you.

                          I've been on HuffandPuff, baby sister. Believe me, I can handle it.

                          If you're impressed by those mantra-chanting morons, well, you're easily impressed, baby sister.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

                          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

                           

                           


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                            Well baby sister, no offense but you might understand better if you had served.

                            Sometimes there's just a little twinge of resentment when being told to do something by a boss who you know would never do it himself.

                            It's kinda like the old saying: You don't play the game - You don't make the rules.

                            A girlyman like your idol could never hack it anyway.

                            He ain't got the cojones.

                            How juvenile of you to call the POTUS "girlyman."  Is that all you have is name calling?

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                              Posted: April 18, 2011, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

                              How juvenile of you to call the POTUS "girlyman."  Is that all you have is name calling?

                              I call em like I see em.

                              He'a a girlyman.

                              And he ain't got the cojones.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

                              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                          --Edmund Burke