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$259 million Powerball winner took poverty vow

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Posted: July 4, 2014, 11:56 am - IP Logged

To each his own I suppose. I would set up a foundation to help the poor, hungry and the needy. Funding the Performing Arts would not be in my top 20 charities to donate to.

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    Posted: July 4, 2014, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

    maybe I should take a lifelong vow of poverty too. Then buy some lottery tickets and hope I win millions of dollars.  LOL

     

    Vow of poverty for the win!

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      Posted: July 4, 2014, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

      Perhaps the order will get 10% or maybe they frown on any form of gambling so won't accept the proceeds. If he saw something untoward about the order, it's doubtful he would have told the lottery officials that much about it. I went to a Jesuit school. The nuns and fathers had these same vows and were very strict about it. They would accept no gift that had any real monetary value. If a parent insisted, they requested the donation to be made to a charity instead. If this order is even half as strict, then they would not accept the money even if Brother Roy tried to give it to them.

      I get what you saying Teddi, my point is that "every" business, order, religious or otherwise needs money to survive to a certain extent. Even the disciples of Christ carried a money box in which Judas Ischariot was in charge of overseeing.

      I just don't get the " poverty a way of life". Makes me  wonder why Brother Roy played the lottery in the first place since it would be viewed as touching the 3rd rail by the Order of St John.

      However- to each his own.

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        To each his own I suppose. I would set up a foundation to help the poor, hungry and the needy. Funding the Performing Arts would not be in my top 20 charities to donate to.

        Congratulations, Roy, on your BIG Powerball jackpot win, whether you change your mind to keep it or most of it or whatever! Cool

        I wonder if it will be a problem/impossible for Roy to find performing arts companies to donate to who have a record of not broadcasting nudity, near nudity, profanities, mocking of religions, mocking of countries, etc.  Or, perhaps that doesn't matter to Roy.  I would have thought it would have made more sense, to Roy, to donate monies to an established religious church or order; if he still believes in any.  Or, the article didn't mention if either of his parents are still alive, if yes, I'm surprised Roy doesn't plan to keep a few million dollars for them to enjoy (he is merely 59).

        Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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          Posted: July 4, 2014, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

          I'm thinking this could get quite interesting.

          The article in the OP mentioned he belongs to an Episcopalian order. The Presiding Bishop (highest ranking person, denominational leader) of the Episcopalian church is Katharine Jefferts Schori, a former oceanographer who got turned down for a research grant so went to a seminary.

          Some Episcopalian churches, entire dioceses, have split away to an organization called ACNA, the Anglican Council of North America, a much more conservative group.

          Because of this the Presiding Bishop has sued those churches for the church property and has even sued individual vestry members for their own private property.

          That considered, think she wouldn't go after a lottery jackpot?

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

          Lep

          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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            I get what you saying Teddi, my point is that "every" business, order, religious or otherwise needs money to survive to a certain extent. Even the disciples of Christ carried a money box in which Judas Ischariot was in charge of overseeing.

            I just don't get the " poverty a way of life". Makes me  wonder why Brother Roy played the lottery in the first place since it would be viewed as touching the 3rd rail by the Order of St John.

            However- to each his own.

            If you've ever been around these people for a few years, the 'poverty way of life' wouldn't seem so strange. They never want anything for themselves. In exchange for teaching services they were provided with room and board. They have no income and they accept no contributions. When I say poverty, I mean poverty. They even walk everywhere they need to go because they have no form of transportation. A vehicle is considered an unnecessary waste of money that could be better spent on those in need. They take their vows that seriously.

            So that being said,  I do find it really weird that Brother Roy actually got cash from somewhere and used that cash to gamble with. I'm not getting why that wasn't a big no-no.

            I can't imagine Mother Teresa running to a convenience store to pick up powerball tickets. But perhaps Brother Roy's order isn't as strict. 

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              I'm thinking this could get quite interesting.

              The article in the OP mentioned he belongs to an Episcopalian order. The Presiding Bishop (highest ranking person, denominational leader) of the Episcopalian church is Katharine Jefferts Schori, a former oceanographer who got turned down for a research grant so went to a seminary.

              Some Episcopalian churches, entire dioceses, have split away to an organization called ACNA, the Anglican Council of North America, a much more conservative group.

              Because of this the Presiding Bishop has sued those churches for the church property and has even sued individual vestry members for their own private property.

              That considered, think she wouldn't go after a lottery jackpot?

               Very interesting indeed. Definitely want to see how this plays out. But I suppose if he puts it in a trust or if he leaves the order she wouldn't be able to touch it, not to mention the bad publicity if she tried to go after it.

              I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

              The odds are about the same.

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                Posted: July 4, 2014, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

                Teddi,

                If there was any thing odd about the order he would have left first, no?

                As others have mentioned here it doesn't make sense to take a vow of poverty and play the lottery.

                Re: Jesuits, if you haven't heard this one (a priest told this one)

                Every day some seminary students were arguing over which was the highest order of priests. The theology professor was aware of it but never said anything.

                Then one morning when they came into the class room this was on the blackboard:

                ALL ORDERS OF PRIESTS ARE EQUAL

                GOD.
                SJ

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                Lep

                There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                  Posted: July 4, 2014, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

                  The circumstances leading up to his win are rather strange. I agree with many here as to why he even bought a lottery ticket especially after taking a vow of poverty. There are many charities in need of help and I don't think the arts and film industry is part of that group but that's just my feelings and since this gentleman is the one who won the prize he can do whatever he wishes. 

                  According to the article he was also taking care of his parents so hopefully he will make their lives a little bit easier.

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                    Posted: July 4, 2014, 10:50 pm - IP Logged

                    "...he plans to use most of the money to support the performing arts."

                    Good for him.  I'd much rather see him supporting the performing arts than have my tax dollars do it.

                    Ditto. The more private citizens can donate to the arts, the better. It also keeps the govt out of censoring.

                    Congrats to Roy. I hope he lives up to his promises.

                     

                    All that said.. I never took a vow of poverty, but I'm assuming I can stretch this last $50 to the 15th....

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                      Posted: July 4, 2014, 11:39 pm - IP Logged

                      Congratulation Mr. Roy <snip>rumThumbs Up

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                        This is a sign from God, that vows of celibacy, are for the birds. If we all took vows of celibacy, out species shall be extinct. I guess he plays the lottery, so he can be poor. Next thing you know, he got some teenager pregnant somewhere. If he was serious about his vows, he wouldn't be caught dead near a lottery machine. Now he can have his own harem, and designate it as part of the performance arts. Who are you kidding?. With a name like C-O-C-K-R-U-M, who knows what he will be up to next?. Even the LP computer, snips his name as a dirty word. It's all beginning to make sense now.

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                          Posted: July 5, 2014, 12:18 am - IP Logged

                          he also won Publishers Clearing House too. http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/2014/07/03/knoxville-powerball-jackpot-winner-claims-prize/12163329/

                           

                          Sounds like taking a vow of poverty is the first class ticket to a life of wealth. Green laugh

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                            Ditto. The more private citizens can donate to the arts, the better. It also keeps the govt out of censoring.

                            Congrats to Roy. I hope he lives up to his promises.

                             

                            All that said.. I never took a vow of poverty, but I'm assuming I can stretch this last $50 to the 15th....

                            After Romney was castigated for talking about cutting the funding for PBS, I did some research about the shows and how much money they pull in.  There were quite a few programs that really didn't need govt. money (read: yours and mine);  they were making money hand-over-fist with merchandising, etc.  The progressives ran to town with "Mitt wants to kill Big Bird!" but Sesame Street does quite well with merchandising, licensing of products.    I picked out a few dozen shows and figured they'd do well on other networks, such as This Old House would probably do well on HG TV, Nova on Discovery, America's Test Kitchen on The Food Network, etc.    I don't have cable now,  and can't get the Amarillo PBS station over the airwaves, but I love most of the programming....just think it can stand on its own w/out govt. funding.  They have adverts now, plus the ubiquitous and frequent fund raisers - I'm not understanding how it can't support itself.   I'm def. for cutting off funding for NPR, the only viable way the leftists can have a voice on the radio.

                            I don't care how Roy spends his money - he can donate to the performing arts, can give it all to the DNC, he can donate it to his church....why, he can light $25 cigars w/ hundred dollar bills,  it's his to do with as he wishes.  I wouldn't do those things, but then again, I don't care what others think I should do with my money if I win the JP.


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                              Posted: July 5, 2014, 5:40 am - IP Logged

                              He even had a press conference Scared WHY?. Having a press conference, after you win the lottery, is definitely not the way to go, unless the lottery has it as a condition for claiming your money.

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