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Lottery winner stays grounded after $220 million jackpot

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Posted: August 13, 2013, 12:30 am - IP Logged

 Sorry folks. I'd go the same way as Brad if I was in his shoes. I just don't get what's wrong with being thrifty. Better than those towelheads who collect Ferraris like Hot Wheels. Probably many of you guys won't understand but I have a serious aversion to flaunting wealth. Actually it has something to do with coming from a devout Catholic family.

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     Sorry folks. I'd go the same way as Brad if I was in his shoes. I just don't get what's wrong with being thrifty. Better than those towelheads who collect Ferraris like Hot Wheels. Probably many of you guys won't understand but I have a serious aversion to flaunting wealth. Actually it has something to do with coming from a devout Catholic family.

    I use to be Catholic, but i became a Atheist so i could spend all my money.

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      Posted: August 13, 2013, 1:48 am - IP Logged

       Sorry folks. I'd go the same way as Brad if I was in his shoes. I just don't get what's wrong with being thrifty. Better than those towelheads who collect Ferraris like Hot Wheels. Probably many of you guys won't understand but I have a serious aversion to flaunting wealth. Actually it has something to do with coming from a devout Catholic family.

      Funny you should mention your " serious aversion to flaunting wealth"-How about King Solomon?

      Though it is not known what the worth of King Solomon and his holdings amounted to in dollars, he is reputed as the wealthiest figure in history. The Bible contends that King Solomon held a fortune that dwarfed any and every person that lived before him. And this fortune did not diminish – each year Solomon received 25 tons of gold, as well as income derived from business, trade and annual tribute paid to him by all of the kings and governors of Arabia. King Solomon’s throne was coated in pure gold and inlaid with ivory. It had 6 stairs, 12 lion statues (1 on either side of each step) and a solid gold foot stool. Two larger gold lion statues stood on either side of the throne.

      All of the goblets and household articles in Solomon’s palace were pure gold. King Solomon was reportedly so rich, that during the years of his reign over Jerusalem, his immense wealth caused silver to be considered of little value and as common as rocks. As such, nothing in Solomon’s palace was made of silver.

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        Posted: August 13, 2013, 6:12 am - IP Logged

        ....and when he dies, his relatives will squander all that money, on luxury items he never got to enjoy.

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          Posted: August 13, 2013, 9:23 am - IP Logged

          Funny you should mention your " serious aversion to flaunting wealth"-How about King Solomon?

          Though it is not known what the worth of King Solomon and his holdings amounted to in dollars, he is reputed as the wealthiest figure in history. The Bible contends that King Solomon held a fortune that dwarfed any and every person that lived before him. And this fortune did not diminish – each year Solomon received 25 tons of gold, as well as income derived from business, trade and annual tribute paid to him by all of the kings and governors of Arabia. King Solomon’s throne was coated in pure gold and inlaid with ivory. It had 6 stairs, 12 lion statues (1 on either side of each step) and a solid gold foot stool. Two larger gold lion statues stood on either side of the throne.

          All of the goblets and household articles in Solomon’s palace were pure gold. King Solomon was reportedly so rich, that during the years of his reign over Jerusalem, his immense wealth caused silver to be considered of little value and as common as rocks. As such, nothing in Solomon’s palace was made of silver.

           Uh...yeah. I know what you mean but seriously there are a lot of people in here that will be more than offended if you guys say anything negative about their faith.

           Regarding King Solomon, all I can say is that I read a few books about related subject. And...many LP members will be very unhappy if they read them. You know, I've been a member for a while and I know how it goes and I know the demographics of the core members are.


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            Posted: August 13, 2013, 10:06 am - IP Logged

            Glad he still has all his moneyThumbs Up

            why? your usual dimwitted response from a tornado dodger. yet, you hope everyone wins big why? so they can hoard it like this idaho schmuck. what did the "i agree" button break on your computer. a response from you should be no response.

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              why? your usual dimwitted response from a tornado dodger. yet, you hope everyone wins big why? so they can hoard it like this idaho schmuck. what did the "i agree" button break on your computer. a response from you should be no response.

              What did you do,double down on your hateful pills this morning?


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                Posted: August 13, 2013, 10:15 am - IP Logged

                 Sorry folks. I'd go the same way as Brad if I was in his shoes. I just don't get what's wrong with being thrifty. Better than those towelheads who collect Ferraris like Hot Wheels. Probably many of you guys won't understand but I have a serious aversion to flaunting wealth. Actually it has something to do with coming from a devout Catholic family.

                thriftyness is for poor people. not this guy. why bother playing if you have an aversion to flaunting wealth. i hope you tithe so the vatican can flaunt their wealth by including your money in their porfolios


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                  Posted: August 13, 2013, 10:24 am - IP Logged

                  What did you do,double down on your hateful pills this morning?

                  yes, clete. but just once would like to see an original comment from that "gun totin" oklahomaite other than "i agree". why is she glad he still has all his money. cheap, cheap, cheap, sheep.

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                    Posted: August 13, 2013, 10:30 am - IP Logged

                    yes, clete. but just once would like to see an original comment from that "gun totin" oklahomaite other than "i agree". why is she glad he still has all his money. cheap, cheap, cheap, sheep.

                    The last time I checked there was no requirement to have an origunal comment on this board.If she agrees with every post that she responds to,so what?It isn't any skin off your a$$.At least most of  her posts are positive which is more than I can say for yours.


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                      Posted: August 13, 2013, 10:40 am - IP Logged

                      The last time I checked there was no requirement to have an origunal comment on this board.If she agrees with every post that she responds to,so what?It isn't any skin off your a$$.At least most of  her posts are positive which is more than I can say for yours.

                      I Agree!


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                        What did you do,double down on your hateful pills this morning?

                        I Agree!


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                          Posted: August 13, 2013, 10:41 am - IP Logged

                          ....and when he dies, his relatives will squander all that money, on luxury items he never got to enjoy.

                          I Agree!


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                            Posted: August 13, 2013, 10:43 am - IP Logged

                             Sorry folks. I'd go the same way as Brad if I was in his shoes. I just don't get what's wrong with being thrifty. Better than those towelheads who collect Ferraris like Hot Wheels. Probably many of you guys won't understand but I have a serious aversion to flaunting wealth. Actually it has something to do with coming from a devout Catholic family.

                            Thumbs Down There is a difference between "flaunting" and enjoying.


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                              Posted: August 13, 2013, 10:44 am - IP Logged

                              Glad he still has all his moneyThumbs Up

                              I Agree!