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Poll: Jinxing yourself?

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Is posting that you're going to win a jinx?

I think so, that's why I don't do it [ 5 ]  [14.71%]
92,249 members and it hasn't worked yet! [ 5 ]  [14.71%]
Same as announcing a pitcher has a no hitter going [ 2 ]  [5.88%]
Jinx, doorknob [ 2 ]  [5.88%]
I do it to make it happen [ 5 ]  [14.71%]
I say it and other people win, dang [ 5 ]  [14.71%]
It's my hukka. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
The voices tell me to [ 2 ]  [5.88%]
My supervisor at the lotto tells me to [ 1 ]  [2.94%]
Other [ 7 ]  [20.59%]
Total Valid Votes [ 34 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 4 ]  
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Posted: June 4, 2010, 11:52 am - IP Logged

Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for it is now that God favors what you do. Always be clothed in white, and always anoint your head with oil. Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun-all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.

Translate that please...

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    Posted: June 4, 2010, 11:57 am - IP Logged

    Sadly there's no way to prove whether you can or cannot jinx yourself.

    The more people proclaim themselves to be something, the less likely they actually are it.

    If you want to be something, just be it. Quietly. Humbly. Other people will recognize it without you having to point it out. The moment you start bellowing 'Look at me! Look how ________ I am!' is the moment you open yourself up to being exposed as being exactly the opposite of what you claim to be.

    A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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      Posted: June 4, 2010, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

      The more people proclaim themselves to be something, the less likely they actually are it.

      If you want to be something, just be it. Quietly. Humbly. Other people will recognize it without you having to point it out. The moment you start bellowing 'Look at me! Look how ________ I am!' is the moment you open yourself up to being exposed as being exactly the opposite of what you claim to be.

      You really got tiggs mixed up..tiggs want's to be rich...You can't "just be rich"..Talking about money here..

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        Posted: June 4, 2010, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

        Translate that please...

        It's time for a Mid-Day Nap...

        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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          Posted: June 4, 2010, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

          You really got tiggs mixed up..tiggs want's to be rich...You can't "just be rich"..Talking about money here..

          It'll be much clearer after the Mid-Day Nap...

          A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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            Posted: June 4, 2010, 12:21 pm - IP Logged

            The voices man...

            Jinx comes from an ancient Greek word for a bird used in magic. A jinx is a kind of spell or curse. You can use it as a verb by saying someone jinxed you. When two people coincidentally say the same thing at the same time, they sometimes shout "Jinx!" The first one to say jinx gives the other one bad luck.

            A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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              Posted: June 4, 2010, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

              It's time for a Mid-Day Nap...

              At tiggs age he can't take a Mid-Day Nap he may not wake up..Be careful in your response please..

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                Posted: June 4, 2010, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

                Translate that please...

                Here's a concise translation by a great scholar:

                http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/215159/1668056

                A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                  Posted: June 4, 2010, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

                  At tiggs age he can't take a Mid-Day Nap he may not wake up..Be careful in your response please..

                  Studies Show: People that take Mid-Day Naps live to be Older than People that Don't Take Mid-Day Naps!

                  A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                    Posted: June 4, 2010, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

                    Here's a concise translation by a great scholar:

                    http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/215159/1668056

                    That was so cool..Do it again and again and again...Sweet..........

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                      Posted: June 4, 2010, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

                      Studies Show: People that take Mid-Day Naps live to be Older than People that Don't Take Mid-Day Naps!

                      tiggs must have taken a LOT of naps then..Thanks for the info..

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                        Posted: June 4, 2010, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

                        At tiggs age he can't take a Mid-Day Nap he may not wake up..Be careful in your response please..

                        Before taking a Mid-Day Nap or going to Sleep: Recite These Words:

                        Now I lay me down to sleep,
                        I pray for God my soul to keep;
                        Or if I die before I wake,
                        I pray for God my soul to take.

                        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!


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                          Posted: June 4, 2010, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

                          taxijohn,

                          You hear them to? 

                          Delta Draw,

                          If not luck, tell me how you'd describe this.

                          We had a meeting and one of the guys was really ticked off about having to come in on his day off. So he goes to the cage, picks up his toke (tips) envelope from the previous night, takes $50 out of it and plays a multi-game Keno ticket for the next 50 games, a $1 eight-spot. He played all the sixes, 6, 16, 26, 36, 46, 56 66, 76.

                          When he came back to work the next day the pit boss said, "They've been looking for you, go to the Kenop lounge."

                          He had won $50,000 on his eight spot, but what hit was 8, 18, 28, 38,48, 58, 68, 78.....the Keno writer had marked the ticket wrong, all the eights instead of all the sixes. So if you don't think that was luck, or that there is luck, what do you call it?

                          People can line up all the lawyers and financial gurus they want to, even go so far as taking mock press conference pictures, and who wins......a 19 year old girl in Georgia that's never played lotto in her life and buys a quick pick when she's paying for her gas and the clerk asks if she wants to take a shot at the Mega Millions.

                          Lep

                          Casino work, any form of gambling, entertainment, and sports are rife with good luck, bad luck, and superstitions, that's all there is to it.

                          That defines luck?

                          {Okay you have me converted but the guy did buy a ticket so he took some action. It likely will not be the first time someone benefitted from another’s screw-up in a game of chance. I think being superstitious about everything is really the way to go. Maybe the very act of bringing up the discussion of the jinx will jinx you. Have you spent much time defining good and bad luck by your experiences? If the power of luck is so great, how does one harness it? Do I go get a jinx bird that can turn it’s head 180 degrees? Do I avoid the cracks in the cement? Do pro sports figures train more for good luck ju-ju or action on the field? }

                          If luck defines the uncontrollable fate for you, and declaring one will win a sports game or any game is evil, then what is good? I would be more inclined to not say evil is good, because that would be going against the grain.

                          Some interesting philosophies here to support a very superstitious belief system. But if what you say is good is truly evil, beware the jinx bird! It is contrary to looking forward.

                          I guess this type of reading is bad luck: The Magic of Believing. by Claude M. Bristol

                          And Zig Ziglar should be tarred and feathered for being so bold as to speak the evil some have made of a healthy exclamation. Do tens of thousands of enthusiastic sports fans scare the home team into a bad luck ju-ju zone? Who would back a team that was too shy to say they could win? That is not being humble, it is just plain stupid!

                          You keep your luck, I’ll stick to believing. I get my needs met and can be quite specific about what it is I wish to achieve, have or do. Luck, good or bad is for losers who do not want their traditional superstitions, their gods and their beliefs challenged. Adherence to luck is no different than some pagan belief because it is one… no matter how modern or elaborate you define it. And yes people do sleep on good information because there is something that prevents them from having a clear mind to perceive and understand. What might that be? All the junk a superstition delivers and the evil behind it. To say that evil is good and good is evil is in your terms the worst bad luck one could bring upon themselves. A jinx and a pox!

                           

                          But what we are really talking about is belief systems in this thread and the results we get from them. This must be the church of the superstitious and I clearly am not an adherent.

                          Good luck, and I say that with a smile knowing the limits of your believing in it and how it fails you. To put it more plainer would be to say the god of your pagan beliefs sucks.

                          DD

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                            Posted: June 4, 2010, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

                            Delta Draw,

                            Well, the guy with the Keno ticket not only did not do pirouettes, take his ticket across Ftemont Street to the Four Queens and rub it on the statue of Ho Tai, but like I said, he was p. o'.d  about having to come in for the meeting. That certainly nixes any "I'm going to win it" preparation. Had there not been a $50 in his tokle envelolpe he might not even have played the ticket. Don't you see a cosmin shain of events in all that?

                            I've read The Magic of Believeing (Lucille Ball loved that book), and Ziglar, and Peale. Positive thinking is good but not when it crosses into a make believe world of jackpots already won or 65 year olds deciding they are going to try out for the NFL, the NHL, or prizefigthing.

                            If you haven't read it, I strongly suggest God Is My Broker, it contains quite an expose of the self help industry.

                            ......And so, as Professor Von Eierkopf was speaking on the fallacies of superstition and luck his assistant came in and told him the guy that was behind him on line at the gas station and bought the quicl pick won trhe jackpot.  The professor said, "Why that lucky b******".

                            Wink      Lep

                            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: June 4, 2010, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

                              Every time a jackpot gets pumped up invariably someone will post "Tonight I'm going to win the _ _ _ _ _  _ _ _ _ _ for $ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _."

                              This hasn't happened yet, so is doing so a jinx?

                              Thinking to yourself I'm going to iwn is something we all do, and hope for, but is posting "I'm going to win it" a jinx and nothing but smack talk?

                              Discuss if you will.

                              No, chances were real good they were going to lose any way. 

                              Why do you think posters who tell them they will lose are alway right?  Do you think they have some special insight that others don't have?

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