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Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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Posted: July 17, 2016, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

I was very fortunate @ the time they the Army only allowed to Respiratory Therapists early retirement--me being one of them.  This was back in '97.  Part of the deal was if I wanted full retirement I could only work in an approved not for profit place, not a government/VA job type.  Mine was approved and have been working in a sad place for kids called a PICU.  I was blessed that though i work for a very very major hospital chain in Louisville, KY they approved me for heart surgery @ my beloved Cleveland Clinic almost six years ago. 

I have never used the VA but will for the interim in 17 months when I have my last retirement.  Also never go to Ft. Knox either.

My parents instilled a very strong work ethic and have worked in some degree for fifty years. 

What scares me is the 'younger generation' that I witness has little work ethic and want things handed to them on a silver plate.  My parent's four kids worked for what they wanted, not just given things like I see so many kids these days.  It is definitely a different world out there, but since it doesn't directly affect me...who cares?

The over 35 crowd have had everything handed to them on a silver platter, and yet they complain when the young want 1/100000 of what they got.

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    Incredible difference you've pointed out there. Were the January increases all due to news media hype that isn't occuring now?  Do too many people feel burned from over spending in January, so they cut back greatly on lottery buying? Did everyone figure out how bad the odds really are?  Too many people sitting out because they haven't heard the B word yet?

    How many grad school physch majors will do their thesis on "lotto fever" this year?

    When the jackpot was reaching 1B. There were long lines of college students buying tickets which was surprising to me. Also, don't forget all the people who were crossing borders from the north and south and folks trying to buy tickets from overseas online.

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      Simpsonville
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      Posted: July 17, 2016, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

      The over 35 crowd have had everything handed to them on a silver platter, and yet they complain when the young want 1/100000 of what they got.

      I wish everything was handed to me on a silver platter!  when I win the lottery that may be my first purchase.--a silver platter...LOL


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        Posted: July 17, 2016, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

        Basically in life there are three types of lotteries...

        1. The job lottery
        2. The lottery game (MM, PB, other)
        3. The government freebie lotteries of social security and Medicare.

        Some lucky <snip>s have won all three...I haven't won any of them. LOL

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          Posted: July 17, 2016, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

          I wish everything was handed to me on a silver platter!  when I win the lottery that may be my first purchase.--a silver platter...LOL

          I Agree!  LOL... What a great idea

          The Meatman

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          Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

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            Posted: July 17, 2016, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

            The over 35 crowd have had everything handed to them on a silver platter, and yet they complain when the young want 1/100000 of what they got.

            Boy are you delusional.

            You weren't around when I was your age. How do you know what my generation had handed to them?

            Making generalized statements like that just shows you're still wet behind the ears and have a lot of growing up to do.

            CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

            A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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              Posted: July 17, 2016, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

              Basically in life there are three types of lotteries...

              1. The job lottery
              2. The lottery game (MM, PB, other)
              3. The government freebie lotteries of social security and Medicare.

              Some lucky <snip>s have won all three...I haven't won any of them. LOL

              This post has been automatically changed by the Lottery Post computer system to remove inappropriate content and/or spam.

              Social Security and Medicare aren't freebies. We all pay into them our whole working lives. After paying into Social Security my whole life, you can bet I want some of that money back.

              CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

              A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

                Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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                Posted: July 17, 2016, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

                Boy are you delusional.

                You weren't around when I was your age. How do you know what my generation had handed to them?

                Making generalized statements like that just shows you're still wet behind the ears and have a lot of growing up to do.

                Because we have data and statics showing what life was like in 19XX. You enjoyed sensible tax rates, a working sane government, strong unions, etc etc.

                  Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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                  Posted: July 17, 2016, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

                  Social Security and Medicare aren't freebies. We all pay into them our whole working lives. After paying into Social Security my whole life, you can bet I want some of that money back.

                  Welcome to Socialism. Everyone pays in, and everyone gets the same thing back.

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                    Posted: July 17, 2016, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                    I wish everything was handed to me on a silver platter!  when I win the lottery that may be my first purchase.--a silver platter...LOL

                    I know someone that was handed a silver platter and now he eats from paper plates. He blew over 100k loaning money because he thought these people were his friends. He follows my advise now.

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                      Simpsonville
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                      Posted: July 17, 2016, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

                      Welcome to Socialism. Everyone pays in, and everyone gets the same thing back.

                      True enough; now let's get a history lesson and say which President started all this.  Not in recent memory and none of us were alive then (most likely).

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                        Posted: July 17, 2016, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

                        Good luck to you mein Deutscher freund...forgive my bad German.  Viele Glueck!!

                         

                        My co-worker Nurse posted on FB that she did get my Season tickets for MM & PB from the Massachusetts State Lottery.  She didn't mail them, so will give them to me in person next week.

                         

                        A former co-worker received her check to play the California MM * PB for five weeks for me.

                         

                        This week was a post from someone who needed one of those plastic play slip things.  Send me a private msg with your address and I'll send one.  I've searched posts all day trying to find out who posted it and no luck there.

                         

                        Good or should I say great Karma to all LP members with this and all lotteries.  Way to go 333!

                        Sorry, only just now saw your post! No worries, Good luck to you too. This draw I didn't win anything. I'll wait for friends to visit family in the states for my entries, butler services charge triple, ouch.

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                          Posted: July 17, 2016, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

                          You're either failing to grasp reality, wildly optimistic about the investment potential, or expecting to die before too long. Lower taxes could help, but with a conservative interest rate of 3% and planning for inflation of 3%, spending $6 million the  first year and spending the same inflation adjusted amount in following years would leave you broke in 17 years. Just spending an even $6 million every year would stretch things out for a whopping 22 years before going belly up, but your spending power would go down every year.

                          According to the rule of 72 you'd need an interest rate of 3% to cancel out inflation. 

                          I think I can live 50 years on 6M$ a year. 300M$, should be enough. And that's if you continuously spend.

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                            Posted: July 17, 2016, 10:57 pm - IP Logged

                            who is idiotic enough to buy all that crap. i know some have done it but most have caught on that you can't or shouldn't even if you can. i guess you wouldn't so 110m should tide you over just fine. and those concerned about the cash value not rising fast enough. well, less people playing due to fatigue or whatever means less tickets out there that can beat you out of it. the greed on here is incomprehensible

                            Yep it's possible to go broke after having lots of money:

                            atheletes

                             

                            rison

                            broke

                            kosar

                            broke

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                              Simpsonville
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                              Posted: July 18, 2016, 8:51 am - IP Logged

                              Sorry, only just now saw your post! No worries, Good luck to you too. This draw I didn't win anything. I'll wait for friends to visit family in the states for my entries, butler services charge triple, ouch.

                              I didn't have a single # on three tickets.  Just under five weeks to go for my Megamillions season ticket to expire.  Can't wait to get the new ones which will be good for a year.  Now if I'd stop playing for a whole year that would be ideal.  Can't help myself when the jackpots get high.

                                 
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