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Jack Whitaker, worse than you thought.

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Posted: December 16, 2005, 8:12 pm - IP Logged
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    Posted: December 16, 2005, 9:05 pm - IP Logged

    That is quite a story, makes you think twice about wanting to win a big jackpot. I am sad for all of the people whose life has been adversley affected by this situation. Truley amazing that what should have been a blessing could cause so much pain.I guess it's all in the heart of who holds it.

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      Posted: December 16, 2005, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

      Something a person finds on Chinese Welfare Lottery site stands a middling good chance of having absolutely no relationship with what we normally think of as reality.

      No point in wasting the time to read it unless you're just a Jack Whittaker junkie and prefer to believe anything you read on the web.

      Jack

      Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

      It's about number behavior.

      Egos don't count.

       

      Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

       

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        Posted: December 16, 2005, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

        Something a person finds on Chinese Welfare Lottery site stands a middling good chance of having absolutely no relationship with what we normally think of as reality.

        No point in wasting the time to read it unless you're just a Jack Whittaker junkie and prefer to believe anything you read on the web.

        Jack

        Sorry to offend you.

        Actually, if you have some insight into critical thinking, you can quickly recognize that all of the incidents here are entirely consistent with events reported in the mainstream news.

        And I note that there are two possibilities here:  1) You opened this thread and read the article yourself.  2)  That you opened the article, observed that it came from a Chinese source and didn't read it. 

        If the first case is true, besides indicating that you have an interest in Jack Whittaker, you obviously took the time to read the article.

        If the second case is true, you are making a judgement about something you didn't read, and therefore are not qualified to make a statement about it.

        It is certainly in the realm of possibility that someone who reads articles here will win the lottery.  Probably, in that happy event, it would be worthwhile to reflect on Mr. Whittaker's mistakes, in hopes of avoiding them. 

        In fact, most people who come here are interested in events surrounding the lottery.  This is largely harmless.  Mr. Whittaker has made himself a subject of intense interest on the subject.  He didn't have to do this. 

        In any case,  I always find it hypocritical when people on internet sites take a dismissive tone towards threads that they have obviously opened and read.  To avoid subjects about which one doesn't care, one should simply not click on them.

         

         

         

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          Posted: December 16, 2005, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

          Something a person finds on Chinese Welfare Lottery site stands a middling good chance of having absolutely no relationship with what we normally think of as reality.

          No point in wasting the time to read it unless you're just a Jack Whittaker junkie and prefer to believe anything you read on the web.

          Jack

          Sorry to offend you.

          Actually, if you have some insight into critical thinking, you can quickly recognize that all of the incidents here are entirely consistent with events reported in the mainstream news.

          And I note that there are two possibilities here:  1) You opened this thread and read the article yourself.  2)  That you opened the article, observed that it came from a Chinese source and didn't read it. 

          If the first case is true, besides indicating that you have an interest in Jack Whittaker, you obviously took the time to read the article.

          If the second case is true, you are making a judgement about something you didn't read, and therefore are not qualified to make a statement about it.

          It is certainly in the realm of possibility that someone who reads articles here will win the lottery.  Probably, in that happy event, it would be worthwhile to reflect on Mr. Whittaker's mistakes, in hopes of avoiding them. 

          In fact, most people who come here are interested in events surrounding the lottery.  This is largely harmless.  Mr. Whittaker has made himself a subject of intense interest on the subject.  He didn't have to do this. 

          In any case,  I always find it hypocritical when people on internet sites take a dismissive tone towards threads that they have obviously opened and read.  To avoid subjects about which one doesn't care, one should simply not click on them.

           

           

           

          You didn't offend Prob.  Nothing of the sort.

          I did click the link and read enough of the story to find it not worth finishing.  Just more gossip that might or mightn't be true.

          So you find it hypocritical.

          Maybe it is.  If I objected to hypocracy I'd be entirely lost in this world. 

          To avoid subjects about which one doesn't care, one should simply not click on them, you observe.

          Maybe.  Or maybe one should just do whatever he feels like doing and post whatever he feels like posting as a result of what he felt like doing and did.

          It's all one in an arena as important as the doings of one Jack Whittaker.

          Jack

          Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

          It's about number behavior.

          Egos don't count.

           

          Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

           

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            Posted: December 17, 2005, 1:12 am - IP Logged

            i saw this a year ago    here at the post   and couldn't find it again      and asked the question whats up with jack and and his two dwi's                thats a year ago   no news of him    any leads  you don't walk away from the law    

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              Posted: December 17, 2005, 1:17 am - IP Logged

              HEY PEOPLE !  Everyone should be able to agree to disagree , thats what opinions are for !  My being trival I'm still trying to find out what a thread is ?          YA'LL HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY

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                Posted: December 17, 2005, 1:28 am - IP Logged

                i think it's the link on the first post click the blue and read the paper

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                  Posted: December 17, 2005, 2:18 am - IP Logged

                  if your trying to search you need to spell his name correctly it's

                  Jack Whittaker

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                    Posted: December 17, 2005, 5:47 am - IP Logged

                    Something a person finds on Chinese Welfare Lottery site stands a middling good chance of having absolutely no relationship with what we normally think of as reality.

                    No point in wasting the time to read it unless you're just a Jack Whittaker junkie and prefer to believe anything you read on the web.

                    Jack

                    Sorry to offend you.

                    Actually, if you have some insight into critical thinking, you can quickly recognize that all of the incidents here are entirely consistent with events reported in the mainstream news.

                    And I note that there are two possibilities here:  1) You opened this thread and read the article yourself.  2)  That you opened the article, observed that it came from a Chinese source and didn't read it. 

                    If the first case is true, besides indicating that you have an interest in Jack Whittaker, you obviously took the time to read the article.

                    If the second case is true, you are making a judgement about something you didn't read, and therefore are not qualified to make a statement about it.

                    It is certainly in the realm of possibility that someone who reads articles here will win the lottery.  Probably, in that happy event, it would be worthwhile to reflect on Mr. Whittaker's mistakes, in hopes of avoiding them. 

                    In fact, most people who come here are interested in events surrounding the lottery.  This is largely harmless.  Mr. Whittaker has made himself a subject of intense interest on the subject.  He didn't have to do this. 

                    In any case,  I always find it hypocritical when people on internet sites take a dismissive tone towards threads that they have obviously opened and read.  To avoid subjects about which one doesn't care, one should simply not click on them.

                     

                     

                     

                    You didn't offend Prob.  Nothing of the sort.

                    I did click the link and read enough of the story to find it not worth finishing.  Just more gossip that might or mightn't be true.

                    So you find it hypocritical.

                    Maybe it is.  If I objected to hypocracy I'd be entirely lost in this world. 

                    To avoid subjects about which one doesn't care, one should simply not click on them, you observe.

                    Maybe.  Or maybe one should just do whatever he feels like doing and post whatever he feels like posting as a result of what he felt like doing and did.

                    It's all one in an arena as important as the doings of one Jack Whittaker.

                    Jack

                    BTW, this article first appeared in the Washington (D.C.) Post (Sunday) Magazine. Whether any copyright infringement occured by its reprint in a Chinese newspaper I do not know.

                    Blessed Saint Leibowitz, keep 'em dreamin' down there..... 

                    Next week's convention for Psychics and Prognosticators has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

                     =^.^=


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                      Posted: December 17, 2005, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

                      I don't know if anyone has posted this article yet.  The article mentions Jack Whitaker and the run of bad locuk befalling lottery winners.  I just thought this particular statistic, of which I'm skeptical, was amazing:

                       " A study three years ago found that one third of lottery winners eventually went bankrupt. One third! I know we all like to believe we would not be one of "them" that we would handle it better. I buy a ticket on occasion and like to think that if I won, I'd quit my job and live happily somewhere else. I did win bingo once when I was a kid and now that I think about it, I don't know what happened to that money."

                      http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1205/abrams120205.php3

                       

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                        I don't know if anyone has posted this article yet.  The article mentions Jack Whitaker and the run of bad locuk befalling lottery winners.  I just thought this particular statistic, of which I'm skeptical, was amazing:

                         " A study three years ago found that one third of lottery winners eventually went bankrupt. One third! I know we all like to believe we would not be one of "them" that we would handle it better. I buy a ticket on occasion and like to think that if I won, I'd quit my job and live happily somewhere else. I did win bingo once when I was a kid and now that I think about it, I don't know what happened to that money."

                        http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1205/abrams120205.php3

                         

                        That study included a lot of winners that won less than $5M and many who only won a million dollar$ or less.  It's easy to go bankrupt quick if you only have a million dollars and spend it like you're rich.

                        Note:I never thought Jack Whittaker was a bad person because all I ever knew about him was what I read and the only thing that I read about him that I believed was he won a lottery jackpot and was seen having a drink in a bar.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: December 17, 2005, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

                          I thought I read form more than one source that he bought 100 tickets in that store, not just one...

                          Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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                            Posted: December 17, 2005, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

                            Wow, that was like reading a book. Who in the heck would go through all that trouble and time to type all that up, and why? What is the pay off? I wonder where they got all that information from, or was it simply a fictional story? Perhaps someone just put a lot of pieces of news all together over a long period of time? Sounds like there are still a lot of envious discreditors out there.

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                              Posted: December 17, 2005, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

                              I thought I read form more than one source that he bought 100 tickets in that store, not just one...

                              I read something similar but I not sure if he bought a hundred tickets or a hundred dollars worth of combinations.  A hundred tickets, if they were $5 each could amount to $500 dollars worth of combinations. 

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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