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Powerball lottery winners award $1 million in grants

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Posted: December 5, 2011, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

All my best to them for what they have donated in "PUBLIC".

We do not know what they will donate away from the public eye.   We do not have the right to know what they do with it or the right to demand that they do what we want them to do with "THEIR" money.   They are not a government entity.   They are private citizens.   No matter what these young men do, people are going to complain. 

The more people complain about it, the more it sounds like sour grapes.   They won, we didn't.  It's time to be happy for them and to encourage them.

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    Posted: December 5, 2011, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

    Everything about these winners raise doubt. I do not blame you. I think warren buffet makes a $1 million every month with his investments.He donated most of his wealth to charities and gave nothing of it to his children.

    Well in all fairness, not everybody believes in the same kind of socialist agendas that W.Buffet and Bill Gates are trying to promote. In fact, some say that kind of agenda takes freedoms AWAY from people. Warren Buffet can basically print his own money. As can Gates. So of course they're in a place with the Hierachy where they can give a lot of it away.  The guys here who won the lotto won a life changing amount of money for sure, but that doesn't mean its an endless amount of money for ever like Gate and Buffet have. The last thing these lotto winners should be doing is making promises to anyone. Including any charities. There's some great charities in the world, but time after time we are seeing that even some charities will try to get all your money from you. There has been more than one lotto winner being sued by some chartiy making claims that did or did not happen.

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      Posted: December 5, 2011, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

      All my best to them for what they have donated in "PUBLIC".

      We do not know what they will donate away from the public eye.   We do not have the right to know what they do with it or the right to demand that they do what we want them to do with "THEIR" money.   They are not a government entity.   They are private citizens.   No matter what these young men do, people are going to complain. 

      The more people complain about it, the more it sounds like sour grapes.   They won, we didn't.  It's time to be happy for them and to encourage them.

      Agreed!

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        Posted: December 5, 2011, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

        At least they helped a worthy cause and that is the veterans of this world.  So congrats to them for helping the veterans in their area.  Good job.-weshar75

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          Posted: December 5, 2011, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

          Mocking someone else's generosity doesn't look good on you.  Everyone has their own different level of generosity and it's their money to do what they please with it.

          THank you stripes for seeing the "goodness" of these winners generosity. Some folks will gripe at a free beer party, and as well we see, they suddenly are the "financial" advisors of others monies. Pity that genuine joy cannot be exuded for these fellows. Even if they gave but a dime...they gave...and for that its a "donation".

          Not a fan of military stuff, so I shall keep my peace.

          Woohooo to these gents for "giving"!!!

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

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

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            Posted: December 5, 2011, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

            Kudos to these guys for thinking of our Vets.

            And it's nobody's business how much they give.

            God Bless 'em.


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

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

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              Posted: December 5, 2011, 11:33 pm - IP Logged

              Wow! This has to be one of the worst comments of the year.

               Not at all. As a veteran I can tell you that 1 million is a drop in a bucket for veteran's organizations.

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                Posted: December 5, 2011, 11:36 pm - IP Logged

                 Not at all. As a veteran I can tell you that 1 million is a drop in a bucket for veteran's organizations.

                Talk about lookin' a gift horse in the mouth, whoa.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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

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                  Posted: December 6, 2011, 1:44 am - IP Logged

                   Not at all. As a veteran I can tell you that 1 million is a drop in a bucket for veteran's organizations.

                  Yes indeed, it is  a very small proportion of the whole. It is a drop in the ocean.

                  From the Bible, Isaiah 40:15 (King James Version):

                  "Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing."

                  That is why most wealthy individuals leave all their wealth to charities that help the poor. Warren buffet, Bill gates, john d rockefeller and andrew carnegie.

                  I feel that $1 million was a drop in a bucket or a drop in the ocean too.And I am a thrifty individual.

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                    Posted: December 6, 2011, 6:07 am - IP Logged

                    What?If the gentleman want to help our veterans so be it. It is their money. Congrat's to them again on their win. All five organizations are expressing gratitude for their generosity. Correct me if I'm wrong , but did they not suggest or out right state they want to be role models for pass or future winners. In other words they hope future winners will follow thier lead ?

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                      Posted: December 6, 2011, 6:37 am - IP Logged

                      It's a scary, cynical world out there, and this is the sort of mentality jackpot winners face. Those guys have already had a taste of it, and my guess is it's only going to get worse if they don't isolate themselves immediately. That's why you never go public!

                      Exactly!  In these hard economic times EVERYONE could use "More" Money...but how much is enough?  These groups have $1Million dollars more than they did the day before so people should be positive about the donation.  NEVER GO PUBLIC!  It's never enough with a lot of people.... You give your Relatives ,Friends, or Co workers 10 Grand they wonder why you didn't give a 100 grand or 1 Million.   They wonder if you have $250 Million why you can't give more.  It's the Winners Choice how they spend the money and giving to people if you are a Millionaire is still Voluntary!  I hope these winners don't get carried away with the people who will always want more and can use the money wisely to make it last a LONG time.    Enjoy your win and don't listen to the naysayers....

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                        Posted: December 6, 2011, 10:27 am - IP Logged

                        Exactly!  In these hard economic times EVERYONE could use "More" Money...but how much is enough?  These groups have $1Million dollars more than they did the day before so people should be positive about the donation.  NEVER GO PUBLIC!  It's never enough with a lot of people.... You give your Relatives ,Friends, or Co workers 10 Grand they wonder why you didn't give a 100 grand or 1 Million.   They wonder if you have $250 Million why you can't give more.  It's the Winners Choice how they spend the money and giving to people if you are a Millionaire is still Voluntary!  I hope these winners don't get carried away with the people who will always want more and can use the money wisely to make it last a LONG time.    Enjoy your win and don't listen to the naysayers....

                        "It's never enough with a lot of people....

                        Man, you got that right! And you can see it right here with a few people.

                        All of a sudden they think you owe somebody something.

                        If these guys had given 5 million, they'd have said it should have been ten.

                        Some people are never happy.

                        I had a few wives like that, now that I think about it.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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

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                          Posted: December 6, 2011, 10:59 am - IP Logged

                          "It's never enough with a lot of people....

                          Man, you got that right! And you can see it right here with a few people.

                          All of a sudden they think you owe somebody something.

                          If these guys had given 5 million, they'd have said it should have been ten.

                          Some people are never happy.

                          I had a few wives like that, now that I think about it.

                          I Agree!

                          I read a few months ago that Obama wanted veterans to pay for their own health insurance.And people still think this clown is the best thing since the invention of peanut butter.Darned if can figure out the liberal mindset.

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                            Posted: December 6, 2011, 11:28 am - IP Logged

                            $1 million to three organizations that support veterans is not enough money.$3 millions would have been better.If I win a sum like they did I would donate more than a $1 million. I wonder if they did it as a tax deduction strategy, if it was then it was not a real donation to veterans.when I win I will donate to veterans but not as a tax deduction.

                            You are apparently not very familiar with itemized deductions under the tax code.  Charitable deductions are part of miscellaneous itemized deductions.  These are limited by a two percent of adjusted gross income floor.  So a one million dollar charitable gift on their prize amount would not begin to approach a level that was even deductible.

                            I also feel that you did not read the article very carefully.  Note that it said, "The trustees of the Putnam Avenue Family Trust has awarded their first $1 million in charitable grants to five veteran support organizations."  First.  Get it?  If I'd won this amount of money, I think I'd have a hard time deciding which groups to award money to also, and to decide on where the first million should go in the first week sounds pretty good to me.

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                              Posted: December 6, 2011, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

                              All my best to them for what they have donated in "PUBLIC".

                              We do not know what they will donate away from the public eye.   We do not have the right to know what they do with it or the right to demand that they do what we want them to do with "THEIR" money.   They are not a government entity.   They are private citizens.   No matter what these young men do, people are going to complain. 

                              The more people complain about it, the more it sounds like sour grapes.   They won, we didn't.  It's time to be happy for them and to encourage them.

                              I agree 100%.

                              I wish them nothing but the best.

                              It is very true, that not all people will be satisfied no matter what these people do.

                              GOD bless them in their endeavors.

                              To any and all who receive, thank GOD for your gift and be grateful to receive something.