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ashabug725's avatar - Yavill
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Posted: March 21, 2013, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

"To me, that is more than my fair share of the jackpot"

You miss the point

Nobody deserves the money, except for the eventual winner

I Agree!Party

I wish I may, I wish I might...
           Win the Powerball jackpot THIS big night!!!


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    Posted: March 22, 2013, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

    Buck up, little jimmy, your dream of a nanny/police-state where our every breath is scrutinized, regulated, licensed and taxed seems to be well on it's way.

    Well rdgrnr,
    it looks like it's high time you seek out a new place to enjoy your "Jack" with more freedom.  Somalia might be your best refuge.  Aside from it's ample Highland Habitats that a person such as yourself would enjoy, I hear the tax collectors there are not very successful making their rounds, especially if you own an AR-15, which I would assume you do.  Check it out:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalia#Location_and_habitat

    Personally, I'd rather take my chances with the considerably higher taxes I would have to pay in a country like Norway.  Have you ever visited there?  Be forewarned though, you might suffer some cognitive dissonance if you do.  Even with their heavy tax burden, the people somehow seem quite happy.  Partly, I think, because they have no fear of losing their homes through illness, and they don't have to borrow against their homes to put their kids through school, because education is free there.  Check it out:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway

    To discredit Norway, if you're thinking of bringing up Anders Breivik, the guy who killed 77 people to make a point of his opposition to immigration to his country, don't bother.  Sadly, there are extremists everywhere, even up there in those 'dadgum hills' of yours.  I'm sure you've met a few.

    --Jimmy4164

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: March 22, 2013, 3:53 pm - IP Logged

      Well rdgrnr,
      it looks like it's high time you seek out a new place to enjoy your "Jack" with more freedom.  Somalia might be your best refuge.  Aside from it's ample Highland Habitats that a person such as yourself would enjoy, I hear the tax collectors there are not very successful making their rounds, especially if you own an AR-15, which I would assume you do.  Check it out:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalia#Location_and_habitat

      Personally, I'd rather take my chances with the considerably higher taxes I would have to pay in a country like Norway.  Have you ever visited there?  Be forewarned though, you might suffer some cognitive dissonance if you do.  Even with their heavy tax burden, the people somehow seem quite happy.  Partly, I think, because they have no fear of losing their homes through illness, and they don't have to borrow against their homes to put their kids through school, because education is free there.  Check it out:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway

      To discredit Norway, if you're thinking of bringing up Anders Breivik, the guy who killed 77 people to make a point of his opposition to immigration to his country, don't bother.  Sadly, there are extremists everywhere, even up there in those 'dadgum hills' of yours.  I'm sure you've met a few.

      --Jimmy4164

      "Personally, I'd rather take my chances with the considerably higher taxes I would have to pay in a country like Norway."

      My only question then would be: Why are you still here? There's your nanny/police state where you barely have to think for yourself cuz the government does it all for you. Womb-to-tomb, just doing what you're told and reaping the discipline and rigid structure you so needily require. Any Lib would swoon at the notion.

      I say go for it! 

      And by the by, little jimmy, I have to tell you that I was somewhat taken aback by your move to lock down your blog from comments after I had proferred only my first. That was rude and uncalled for, although I concede in strict keeping with the liberal strategem to quickly silence any voice of opposition that you so heartily endorse and advance. 

      Don't hide from the truth jimmy. It can set you free. Put down your Communist Manifesto occasionally and open your mind. Let the sunshine in, get some air. Let your dreams of heavy-handed, strict, rigid, centralized, monolithic, intractable government domination drift off into the ether for a moment and consider the unbridled freedom of the human spirit. The human spirit, unencumbered by the bounds and limits of initiative-crushing and ambition-stifling centralized government control, dominated (as always) by government bureaucrats incapable of independent thought or creativity. That's where the dreams of men come to fruition, jimmy - not in some Gulag existence of guaranteed gruel and a roof over your head. Think about it.


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        Posted: March 22, 2013, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

        rdgrnr,

        You said, "My only question then would be: Why are you still here?"

        Because I'm not as concerned about conditions here in the US as you seem to be.  I'm working for change that might move us closer to Norway.  Why are YOU still here?

        "There's your nanny/police state where you barely have to think for yourself cuz the government does it all for you. Womb-to-tomb, just doing what you're told and reaping the discipline and rigid structure you so needily require. Any Lib would swoon at the notion."

        It's strange you would feel that way.  I met some pretty creative thinkers there.  What parts of Norway did you visit?  Maybe you're confusing Norway with another country.  Americans tend to do that sometimes.

        "And by the by, little jimmy, I have to tell you that I was somewhat taken aback by your move to lock down your blog from comments after I had proferred only my first."   (try 2nd or 3rd)

        Apparently, you don't have much experience with one-way blogs, which are kind of like reading a book or magazine.  I got weary of having to clean up the venom spewed there when I left the door open.  Messy.  I'm surprised the management here doesn't have blog moderators.  If you don't find what I post there to your liking, I suggest you ignore it.

        I was hoping to read your comments on Somalia as an alternative, given that you think the US is headed toward a state of 'intractable government domination.'  Don't you think you'd have better odds on a lower tax bill in Somalia?

        BTW, did you hone your writing skills up there in those 'dadgum hills' or did you venture east, closer to the security of the Pine Barrens?

        --Jimmy4164


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          Posted: March 22, 2013, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

          "Personally, I'd rather take my chances with the considerably higher taxes I would have to pay in a country like Norway."

          My only question then would be: Why are you still here? There's your nanny/police state where you barely have to think for yourself cuz the government does it all for you. Womb-to-tomb, just doing what you're told and reaping the discipline and rigid structure you so needily require. Any Lib would swoon at the notion.

          I say go for it! 

          And by the by, little jimmy, I have to tell you that I was somewhat taken aback by your move to lock down your blog from comments after I had proferred only my first. That was rude and uncalled for, although I concede in strict keeping with the liberal strategem to quickly silence any voice of opposition that you so heartily endorse and advance. 

          Don't hide from the truth jimmy. It can set you free. Put down your Communist Manifesto occasionally and open your mind. Let the sunshine in, get some air. Let your dreams of heavy-handed, strict, rigid, centralized, monolithic, intractable government domination drift off into the ether for a moment and consider the unbridled freedom of the human spirit. The human spirit, unencumbered by the bounds and limits of initiative-crushing and ambition-stifling centralized government control, dominated (as always) by government bureaucrats incapable of independent thought or creativity. That's where the dreams of men come to fruition, jimmy - not in some Gulag existence of guaranteed gruel and a roof over your head. Think about it.

          Thanks Ridge for responding directly to Jammy the ass clown. After several months of listening to his monotone, incantation style mantra I had no choice but to block his posts to avoid the insanity.

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            Posted: March 23, 2013, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

            PB rolled to $320 million for Satuday's draw.

            I Agree! Good Luck everyone Lep

            Let it Snow Snowman

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              Posted: March 23, 2013, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

              I don't think its quite 'big enough' to spike the frenzy... MM jumped to $20,000,000 though... Maybe for Saturday or next Wednesday if it isn't won by then people will go crazy again

              I Agree!  Did'nt see anyone buying tickets, but there was a frenzy for the 2 for 1 cookies.

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                Posted: March 25, 2013, 1:26 am - IP Logged

                Good deal. Whatever works for ya. Good luck.

                I Agree!

                Let it Snow Snowman


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                  Posted: March 25, 2013, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

                  Curious how many here add on the PowerPlay or think it's not worth the extra buck...

                  This might help you decide whether to pay for the Powerplay.

                  http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/256392/2922801

                  You can also do some "What If" testing with this...

                   

                   

                  http://www.justwebware.com/powerball/powerball.html 

                   

                   

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                    This might help you decide whether to pay for the Powerplay.

                    http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/256392/2922801

                    You can also do some "What If" testing with this...

                     

                     

                    http://www.justwebware.com/powerball/powerball.html 

                     

                     

                    I use the powerplay and the megaplier based on the 2nd prize, nothing else,

                    consider it as though it were a separate game.

                    Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                      I use the powerplay and the megaplier based on the 2nd prize, nothing else,

                      consider it as though it were a separate game.

                      Thumbs Up

                      Let it Snow Snowman

                        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                        rdgrnr,

                        You said, "My only question then would be: Why are you still here?"

                        Because I'm not as concerned about conditions here in the US as you seem to be.  I'm working for change that might move us closer to Norway.  Why are YOU still here?

                        "There's your nanny/police state where you barely have to think for yourself cuz the government does it all for you. Womb-to-tomb, just doing what you're told and reaping the discipline and rigid structure you so needily require. Any Lib would swoon at the notion."

                        It's strange you would feel that way.  I met some pretty creative thinkers there.  What parts of Norway did you visit?  Maybe you're confusing Norway with another country.  Americans tend to do that sometimes.

                        "And by the by, little jimmy, I have to tell you that I was somewhat taken aback by your move to lock down your blog from comments after I had proferred only my first."   (try 2nd or 3rd)

                        Apparently, you don't have much experience with one-way blogs, which are kind of like reading a book or magazine.  I got weary of having to clean up the venom spewed there when I left the door open.  Messy.  I'm surprised the management here doesn't have blog moderators.  If you don't find what I post there to your liking, I suggest you ignore it.

                        I was hoping to read your comments on Somalia as an alternative, given that you think the US is headed toward a state of 'intractable government domination.'  Don't you think you'd have better odds on a lower tax bill in Somalia?

                        BTW, did you hone your writing skills up there in those 'dadgum hills' or did you venture east, closer to the security of the Pine Barrens?

                        --Jimmy4164

                        James!

                        How did I miss this gem?

                        Thanks for bringing it to my attention in Ronnie's thread.

                        Why, this is one of your better efforts!

                        Infantile and monotonous yes, but a masterpiece in your usual little world of inane, droning monologues!

                        I'm proud of ya, my lttle punkinhead...  Wink 

                         

                        "I'm working for change that might move us closer to Norway."

                        Yeah, let's do what some tiny country of 4 million people does, James.

                        That makes perfect sense!  Confused

                        I can see you're gonna be a mover and a shaker someday, James.

                        But that has nothing to do with what you're moving and shaking now.

                        And you're gonna go blind if you keep it up.

                        Stop that!

                         

                        "Maybe you're confusing Norway with another country.  Americans tend to do that sometimes."

                        Yeah you're right James, when somebody mentions Norway, most of us dumb Americans naturally think of Zimbabwe. Confused

                         


                        "Apparently, you don't have much experience with one-way blogs, which are kind of like reading a book or magazine.  I got weary of having to clean up the venom spewed there when I left the door open.  Messy."

                        Actually, there's no way to "clean up" anybody's "venom" but your own in the blogs, James. So that was a little fib on your part. Your reason for locking it down against opposing viewpoints is simply that of most libs, you just can't stand hearing opposing viewpoints. Especially when they rock you to your core like my response to your babies in Iraq blog did. I don't blame you for that though James, nobody likes to look stupid. Especially in their own blog.

                         

                        "I was hoping to read your comments on Somalia..."

                        Hope in one hand and take a dump in the other one, James.

                        See which one fills up first.

                        Your frivolity is yours and yours alone.

                         

                        "BTW, did you hone your writing skills up there in those 'dadgum hills' or did you venture east, closer to the security of the Pine Barrens?"

                        He who gives up freedom in exchange for security will usually get neither, James.

                        Always remember that, my little knucklehead.

                        Now skedaddle!


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                          James!

                          How did I miss this gem?

                          Thanks for bringing it to my attention in Ronnie's thread.

                          Why, this is one of your better efforts!

                          Infantile and monotonous yes, but a masterpiece in your usual little world of inane, droning monologues!

                          I'm proud of ya, my lttle punkinhead...  Wink 

                           

                          "I'm working for change that might move us closer to Norway."

                          Yeah, let's do what some tiny country of 4 million people does, James.

                          That makes perfect sense!  Confused

                          I can see you're gonna be a mover and a shaker someday, James.

                          But that has nothing to do with what you're moving and shaking now.

                          And you're gonna go blind if you keep it up.

                          Stop that!

                           

                          "Maybe you're confusing Norway with another country.  Americans tend to do that sometimes."

                          Yeah you're right James, when somebody mentions Norway, most of us dumb Americans naturally think of Zimbabwe. Confused

                           


                          "Apparently, you don't have much experience with one-way blogs, which are kind of like reading a book or magazine.  I got weary of having to clean up the venom spewed there when I left the door open.  Messy."

                          Actually, there's no way to "clean up" anybody's "venom" but your own in the blogs, James. So that was a little fib on your part. Your reason for locking it down against opposing viewpoints is simply that of most libs, you just can't stand hearing opposing viewpoints. Especially when they rock you to your core like my response to your babies in Iraq blog did. I don't blame you for that though James, nobody likes to look stupid. Especially in their own blog.

                           

                          "I was hoping to read your comments on Somalia..."

                          Hope in one hand and take a dump in the other one, James.

                          See which one fills up first.

                          Your frivolity is yours and yours alone.

                           

                          "BTW, did you hone your writing skills up there in those 'dadgum hills' or did you venture east, closer to the security of the Pine Barrens?"

                          He who gives up freedom in exchange for security will usually get neither, James.

                          Always remember that, my little knucklehead.

                          Now skedaddle!

                          I'm glad you appreciate my effort, but I really don't think it deserves a label of masterpiece.  I think I did do a yeoman job of rebutting one of your weaker than normal attempts at insulting me with gutter language, but no more.  There is more to address, but it's not really worth the trouble.  It would be nice, though, to know what freedom and security have to do with where you honed your writing skills.

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                            I'm glad you appreciate my effort, but I really don't think it deserves a label of masterpiece.  I think I did do a yeoman job of rebutting one of your weaker than normal attempts at insulting me with gutter language, but no more.  There is more to address, but it's not really worth the trouble.  It would be nice, though, to know what freedom and security have to do with where you honed your writing skills.

                            " It would be nice, though, to know what freedom and security have to do with where you honed your writing skills."

                            It was you who brought up security, jimmy, in your previous post:

                            "BTW, did you hone your writing skills up there in those 'dadgum hills' or did you venture east, closer to the security of the Pine Barrens?"

                            I was simply responding to it.

                            Gotta run, see ya!