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W.Va. Lottery has $81M surplus

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Posted: July 19, 2012, 9:25 am - IP Logged

"Hooray for WV for keeping within a budget"

To my knowledge Todd has never reported a News stories about any West Virginia lottery budget problems so your remarks about this article are not even close to being defined as hyperbole. Bet you added the juvenile smilies to make this response about the article appear even more lame than your last two.

If you were not so pretentious and condescending, you would understand that my hyperbole was directed at Government in general.

Government at every level does not function in a fiscally sound manner. 

Juvenile and lame would be most descriptive of your personal attack on me!

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    Posted: July 19, 2012, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

    I would be quite pleased with a $56,025,000 wire transfer from the Pennsylvania Lottery next week!

    Thumbs Up Green with money is the way to go ......................

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      Posted: July 19, 2012, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

      I concur with dpoly1 "Government at every level does not function in a fiscally sound manner." and this is true no matter HOW you define 'fiscally sound'!!!

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        If you were not so pretentious and condescending, you would understand that my hyperbole was directed at Government in general.

        Government at every level does not function in a fiscally sound manner. 

        Juvenile and lame would be most descriptive of your personal attack on me!

        "If you were not so pretentious and condescending, you would understand that my hyperbole was directed at Government in general."

        If the topic was government in general, I wouldn't have commented, but this article is about a state lottery that has a $81 million surplus.

        "Government at every level does not function in a fiscally sound manner."

        That may or may not be true, but there are plenty of other places where that subject can be debated. You won't find any state lotteries running in the red so that type of remark is unrelated in a thread about one state lottery showing a surplus on a message board with lottery related topics.

        "Juvenile and lame would be most descriptive of your personal attack on me!"

        It's common for people that can't take constructive criticism try to pretend to be the victim and that too is unrelated to the topic. Are you one of those posters that because you can't relate to a topic, try to turn it into your personal soapbox?

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          Posted: July 19, 2012, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

          I concur with dpoly1 "Government at every level does not function in a fiscally sound manner." and this is true no matter HOW you define 'fiscally sound'!!!

          Bet you're not aware of the fact many years ago the West Virginia Lottery (an agency of the government) partnered with the horse racing industry and placed a few video poker, keno, and other video gaming machines at WVA racetracks and shared the profits. Over the years the number of machines expanded and today each track has a full service Vegas type casino. The horse racing industry that was the bottom of the barrel is now thriving.

          If the statement you're agreeing with is true, how do you account for the $81 million surplus?

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            Posted: July 19, 2012, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

            "If you were not so pretentious and condescending, you would understand that my hyperbole was directed at Government in general."

            If the topic was government in general, I wouldn't have commented, but this article is about a state lottery that has a $81 million surplus.

            "Government at every level does not function in a fiscally sound manner."

            That may or may not be true, but there are plenty of other places where that subject can be debated. You won't find any state lotteries running in the red so that type of remark is unrelated in a thread about one state lottery showing a surplus on a message board with lottery related topics.

            "Juvenile and lame would be most descriptive of your personal attack on me!"

            It's common for people that can't take constructive criticism try to pretend to be the victim and that too is unrelated to the topic. Are you one of those posters that because you can't relate to a topic, try to turn it into your personal soapbox?

            I was congratulating WV for running the WV Lottery in the Black!

            While commenting on the general state of fiscal irresponsibility at every level of Government.

            You remain pretentious and condescending .......................................................................... typical liberal ...............................

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              I was congratulating WV for running the WV Lottery in the Black!

              While commenting on the general state of fiscal irresponsibility at every level of Government.

              You remain pretentious and condescending .......................................................................... typical liberal ...............................

              Hey DP! Good luck with MM tomorrow evening. How's your health situation doing? Hope all is well.

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                Posted: July 19, 2012, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

                Hey DP! Good luck with MM tomorrow evening. How's your health situation doing? Hope all is well.

                Thank you!
                My health has been terrible. Our only activity this summer was a Pirates game. I didn't make it past the third inning. They took me to first aid for oxygen. COPD (from industrial exposure) is an incidious disease.
                Humidity has been off the charts here along with record temps.
                A nice win would help me out.
                Best wishes to you!

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                  Thank you!
                  My health has been terrible. Our only activity this summer was a Pirates game. I didn't make it past the third inning. They took me to first aid for oxygen. COPD (from industrial exposure) is an incidious disease.
                  Humidity has been off the charts here along with record temps.
                  A nice win would help me out.
                  Best wishes to you!

                  I'm very sorry to hear DP. I'm familiar with with this condition, and it must be a challenge to just go through the every day routines.

                  I've heard oxygen therapy and exercise programs are beneficial, hopefully their coming up with some new drugs to counteract.

                   

                  Hope you get your big win soon! Lep  Banana           

                   

                  Take care my friend!

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                    I'm very sorry to hear DP. I'm familiar with with this condition, and it must be a challenge to just go through the every day routines.

                    I've heard oxygen therapy and exercise programs are beneficial, hopefully their coming up with some new drugs to counteract.

                     

                    Hope you get your big win soon! Lep  Banana           

                     

                    Take care my friend!

                    Thank you, you are most kind!

                    I don't qualify for oxygen, but it really helps ............. so, I keep playing

                    I do try to make the best of each day though ............ it is the only way that I have made it through 26 years of illness .............

                    Just dreamin' about Saturday's Powerball and the approximately $56,025,000 wire transfer for a Pennsylvania winner .............. I still just play for fun .............

                    Cheers best wishes to all LP members .........

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                      Posted: July 20, 2012, 10:03 am - IP Logged

                      "I was congratulating WV for running the WV Lottery in the Black!"

                      Three days later and you still haven't read the article. It gives some of the reasons why the lottery had a surplus "We had anticipated that the competition from Ohio would have accelerated and come on board in December. It did not start until June," and "Musgrave said West Virginia's tracks also benefited from the mild winter." Simply put, they underestimated the amount of lottery revenues and you're congratulating them for being wrong.

                      The Pennsylvania Lottery had net revenues of $955 million which is about 50% higher than WV.

                      "While commenting on the general state of fiscal irresponsibility at every level of Government."

                      Can't give your comment on "fiscal irresponsibility" any credibility when it's a known fact you're prone to make comments on articles you haven't read or can't comprehend. Your comments are totally unrelated to state lotteries in general because everyone of them is running in the Black.

                      "You remain pretentious and condescending"

                      Because I read the article, you didn't, and I pointed out why your comments were unrelated to it?

                      If you want to discuss non-lottery stuff, get a gold or premium membership and start a blog.

                      "typical liberal "

                      Wrong again and probably why you always pick the wrong numbers and never win the lottery. Nothing wrong about buying a couple of tickets and dreaming, well worth the price, but if you want to win the lottery, making off topic remarks won't help you accomplish that.

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                        "I was congratulating WV for running the WV Lottery in the Black!"

                        Three days later and you still haven't read the article. It gives some of the reasons why the lottery had a surplus "We had anticipated that the competition from Ohio would have accelerated and come on board in December. It did not start until June," and "Musgrave said West Virginia's tracks also benefited from the mild winter." Simply put, they underestimated the amount of lottery revenues and you're congratulating them for being wrong.

                        The Pennsylvania Lottery had net revenues of $955 million which is about 50% higher than WV.

                        "While commenting on the general state of fiscal irresponsibility at every level of Government."

                        Can't give your comment on "fiscal irresponsibility" any credibility when it's a known fact you're prone to make comments on articles you haven't read or can't comprehend. Your comments are totally unrelated to state lotteries in general because everyone of them is running in the Black.

                        "You remain pretentious and condescending"

                        Because I read the article, you didn't, and I pointed out why your comments were unrelated to it?

                        If you want to discuss non-lottery stuff, get a gold or premium membership and start a blog.

                        "typical liberal "

                        Wrong again and probably why you always pick the wrong numbers and never win the lottery. Nothing wrong about buying a couple of tickets and dreaming, well worth the price, but if you want to win the lottery, making off topic remarks won't help you accomplish that.

                        I expect you to stop your personal attack on me!

                        If you want to engage in personal attacks, kindly blog on an MSNBC Blog!

                        Your lack of respect and inability to comprehend post-secondary rhetoric is sophomoric at best.

                        Todd will decide if I my posts are inappropriate, not you.

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                          I expect you to stop your personal attack on me!

                          If you want to engage in personal attacks, kindly blog on an MSNBC Blog!

                          Your lack of respect and inability to comprehend post-secondary rhetoric is sophomoric at best.

                          Todd will decide if I my posts are inappropriate, not you.

                          "I expect you to stop your personal attack on me!"

                          This isn't your grade school playground where you just make up any accusation hoping the playground monitor will take your word for it.

                          From the Lottery Post rules:

                          "No thread hijacking: Stick to the topic. If you want to post something unrelated to a particular discussion thread, then start a new topic in the appropriate forum."

                          and

                          "No personal attacks. Criticize ideas, not people."

                          I criticized the fact you went off topic by making a lame remark and using large bold font won't change the fact you did and won't prove you were personally attacked. Maybe on your playground you could change the rules saying after three strikes you're out, but here you tried to change the rules, were called out, and can't take the criticism.

                          You're not the only one that went off topic on in this thread, but are the only one that can't take constructive criticism and continues off topic by making absurd and false accusations of personal attacks.

                          Have anything factual or constructive to add to this discussion?

                          Probably not.