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Posted: October 19, 2005, 11:31 am - IP Logged

Say someone wins a huge jackpot!  Like over $100 million.

 

And you are a complete stranger to the winner.  You don't know them and they don't know you.

 

You find out their mailign address and send them a letter asking them to help you out with some money.

 

Is that ok to do??  Is it Legal??

 

 

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    Posted: October 19, 2005, 11:33 am - IP Logged

    It is legal but is it ethical.  That is the question.

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      Posted: October 19, 2005, 11:43 am - IP Logged

      You don't need to win millions for that.

      I get mail all the time from morons asking me for money.

      It's called junk mail.

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        Posted: October 19, 2005, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

        LOL Jade.

        You find out their mailign address and send them a letter asking them to help you out with some money.

        Is that ok to do??  Is it Legal??

        Are you planning on doing this ManMeat? My opinion is that it's legal to ask, but if you don't know this person and they haven't said that they plan on giving money out to strangers, then you come off looking bad. It's not free money. Just because someone wins the lottery doesn't mean they want people to start bothering them for hand-outs.

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          Posted: October 19, 2005, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

          Yea just because someone else won the money does not immediately give everyone else the right to start spending it. I for one never have, nor ever will ask anyone else for money. If someone wanted to help me, that would be their decision. Just like it would be my own decision who I would help should I win.

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            Posted: October 19, 2005, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

            Say someone wins a huge jackpot!  Like over $100 million.

             

            And you are a complete stranger to the winner.  You don't know them and they don't know you.

             

            You find out their mailign address and send them a letter asking them to help you out with some money.

             

            Is that ok to do??  Is it Legal??

             

             

            Would you be surprised if your letter was never opened and ended up shortly after delivery heading to the local landfill? That's pretty much my plan of action for unsolicited letters. Blue Angel
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              Posted: October 19, 2005, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

              Is it Legal if...............

              MANMEAT1, if you win $100,000,000 or win big at all, expect to see lots of mail from charities and other non-profit organizations asking for money.

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                Posted: October 19, 2005, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

                If anyone wins over $100,000 send me your address so I can beg for some of it. I don't think you would need all of it.

                I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

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                  Posted: October 19, 2005, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

                  I hope I do win. Then I will write back to those charities and ask them where they were at when I was completely down in the dumps, and had nohting several years ago. I will ask why they continued to ignore my requests for assistance, and then further exclaim that at least I did a lot more than they did by actually responding...

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                    Posted: October 19, 2005, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

                    "Is that ok to do??"

                    No, I don't believe so. I wouldn't ask this of a family member, let alone a complete stranger.

                    I am happy for those who have won jackpots. They invested their money and time and bought a lottery ticket. Fortune smiled on them, not me.

                    Perhaps my turn will come. In the mean time, I don't feel I'm entitled in any way to someone else's good fortune.

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                      Posted: October 19, 2005, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

                      Nothing is illegal until convicted - thus, innocent until proven guilty. A car thief is not a criminal until he is tried and convicted. You can kill your wife, and not be a killer. You can molest little boys and not be a molester. Its the American way!!

                      Cheers

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                        Posted: October 19, 2005, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

                        Nothing is illegal until convicted - thus, innocent until proven guilty. A car thief is not a criminal until he is tried and convicted. You can kill your wife, and not be a killer. You can molest little boys and not be a molester. Its the American way!!

                        Thats wrong.. It's not innocent till proven guilty.

                        Your guilty till proven innocent. And now a days theres alot of innocent people in prisons.

                        Theres always a problem when people accuse people. One person can make an accusation and have you arrested.

                         More and more civial rights are going down the tubes everyday..

                        If it weren't for Vtracs and STXS where would we be?

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                          Posted: October 19, 2005, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

                          Ahhh yes. Bitterness is back.

                          Cheers

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                          I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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                            Posted: October 19, 2005, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

                            Our Justice system says you're innocent until proven guilty, but we all know it's the other way around. Yes, you're Guilty until proven Innocent! That's the True American Way!

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                              Posted: October 19, 2005, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

                              Ahhh yes. Bitterness is back.

                              Theres no bitterness in it. It's absolute fact...

                              If it weren't for Vtracs and STXS where would we be?