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So what if you're best friend won the lottery??

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savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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Posted: April 29, 2013, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

So what are you selling here Chimp?

if my best friend wins the lotto, he gets a new house.

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    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Posted: April 29, 2013, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

    Snakes won't bother you unless you bother them for the most part.

    You pretty much gotta step on 'em or try to pick 'em up to get bit.

    I got big Black Snakes in the barn that I don't bother cuz they eat the poisonous snakes.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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      helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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      Posted: April 29, 2013, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

      Snakes won't bother you unless you bother them for the most part.

      You pretty much gotta step on 'em or try to pick 'em up to get bit.

      I got big Black Snakes in the barn that I don't bother cuz they eat the poisonous snakes.

      ok

        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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        Posted: April 29, 2013, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

        ok

        Well, alrighty then!  Thumbs Up


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                    --Edmund Burke

         

         

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          Posted: April 29, 2013, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

          My best friend and I have been friends for 30 plus year. If she offered to buy me a house and car I would accept and vice versa.  I would definitely buy her dream car for her.

          I Love Pink & Green 1908

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            Posted: April 29, 2013, 9:12 pm - IP Logged

            Could this be the reason why? looks like something is goin down that throat.l see a tail.

            Thanks a lot noisegate, now I'm going to have nightmares Bed

            I Love Pink & Green 1908


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              Posted: April 29, 2013, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

              I never say no to money from rich people. Simple.

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                Posted: April 29, 2013, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

                I'd love it if my best friend wanted to give me some of her lottery win, but only if she was aware that anything above $15k would be taxable at the rate of 55%. (I think those numbers are correct;  they changed the gift tax exemptions last year)  If you bought someone a car for...say...$30k...you'd have to pay taxes on the other $15k. ...another $8250.  If you were married, then your spouse could claim the other half of the gift and you'd owe nothing in gift taxes.

                If the shoe was on the other foot and I was the one winning the lottery, I'd want to be generous - as much as I could - but I'd also not want to pay any more taxes than I already had.  I would have already paid right at 40% in federal tax on my winnings and would be loathe to pay more.   (I don't want to sound like a cheapskate, but Uncle Sam ain't my favorite uncle these days)

                Instead, I would give my friend needed medical help, such as an operation to ease her discomfort or required extensive dental work.  Those things can be funded tax-free as long as you directly pay the medical provider.  Also, if my friend wanted to go back to school, I could pay that tax free - again, if the payment was paid directly to the school. 

                The amt. I won would make a difference;  if I won $100 million, then I wouldn't mind (too much) paying $1.55 million so my friend could be a millionaire too, but if I "only" won a million...then I'd still want to be generous, but would still not want to pay an outrageous amt. of taxes on my generosity.


                A people that elect corrupt politicians, impostors, thieves and traitors are not victims...but accomplices.
                 - George Orwell

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                  Posted: April 29, 2013, 11:38 pm - IP Logged

                  I would accept a gift, but would make sure he realizes what he is doing ... reasonable (low) percentage only, taxes, etc. ... and I would NEVER be one of those "where's my share" people.

                  Whenever we go to the casino together, we already give each other some if one of us wins quite a lot.  ...We can never both win on the same night!

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                    Posted: April 30, 2013, 12:12 am - IP Logged

                    If I were to get lucky in the lotto by winning either powerball or mega millions I always tell my friend in cali that he is going to get a check for $12,000 both him and his wife and a new car.  But we have been friends for over 20 years since high school so I don't think I will miss the money.  Plus he is a active duty soldier so he can use the money because he has three kids and disneyland is one of their vacation stops.-weshar75

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                      Posted: April 30, 2013, 12:27 am - IP Logged

                      Thanks a lot noisegate, now I'm going to have nightmares Bed

                      LOL

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                        Posted: April 30, 2013, 1:01 am - IP Logged

                        is there alligators in tennessee What?

                        They have them Help, but their toothless gators and pose no harm.

                        Would'nt take his money but we would have a blast with all the toys i'd make him buy and vise versa if i won.

                          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                          Posted: April 30, 2013, 8:04 am - IP Logged

                          They have them Help, but their toothless gators and pose no harm.

                          Would'nt take his money but we would have a blast with all the toys i'd make him buy and vise versa if i won.

                          "They have them Help, but their toothless gators and pose no harm."

                          First off, it's "they're" - not "their." 

                          You were educated NY Public schools, right?

                          Don't worry then, your illiteracy is perfectly understandable, say no more, say no more. 

                           

                          Now,

                          Toothless... hmmm...

                          When I think of toothless, I think of people who elect and put up with and re-elect people like: 

                          Mikey (No soda for you!) Bloomberg.

                          Mario (No guns for you!) Cuomo.

                          Schmuck (No babies for you!) Schumer.

                          Charlie (No taxes for me!) Rangel.

                          And of course, Mr. New York himself and most likely the next Mayor:

                          Anthony (Hey everybody! Look what I got!) Weiner.

                           

                          Now if you wanna lay down for those schmuck-weasels telling you which of your Constitutional rights you can have and and which you can't have, that's all well and good.

                          But it sounds kinda toothless to me.

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                            Posted: April 30, 2013, 8:46 am - IP Logged

                            When a  best friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. 

                            i would point them to best fee only financial advisor i can find in area

                            and if not many people knew he won already, aka not  big mouths, as mine are not

                            , tell him to claim it in a trust,and for god sakes keep a low profile

                            also offer ton of investment info and books he should read on dividend/value investing etc

                            just point him down right path. 

                            as for any gifts he wants to give me

                            i tell him flat out, i just want money if u must give me stuff, sense i can reinvest that , car nice and all, but i dont need a lexus over Toyota . both are fine engineering 

                             

                            i also say the key to become a poorer lottery winner  is trying to please everybody.  for god sakes Don't even try to

                            , if he wants to take a  road trip across the usa, i be happy to join for fun, as  we already do that anywot

                            aka we share Experiences, i be happy to ride along,

                            few best friends i have in life i  love ,  they give me total freedom to be my self, likewise for them

                            for instant, they know am ruthless and love that part of me.

                              they would not be shocked if i told them to not give any of it away ever, and just invest it , like if they was the  monopoly guy to earn dividends income rest of your life, and live off of that,  screw everyone else landing on hotals, no bailouts for the poor.

                            am one of few folks who would if given choice  of have  1 billion folks ether die or  save all my best friends, pick to save my best friends

                            why is simple, 1 billion folks should of never allowed there own self  to be put in weak spot of having need for someone to save them.

                             

                            u got to look atfer your self,and if u depend on anyone to save u form doom as  adult , u deserve to die,  i only look out atfer my self and close freinds

                            that's why people close to me, can depend on me, they know where i stand and love me for who i am. 

                            also i suggest no one here promise's money to there best friends ever.  give them no legal room to sue u. etc,

                            for instant, i even got asked, would u give me money if i won, when they seen i had ticket for a big draw

                            i flat out said hell noooo, not a penny ,   if u get any thing, its cease i feel generous , i promise nonething thro!

                            ofc  what i did not say to them is if i did ever win, i have a whole  bestfriends/family trust within master trust i control  ,where i invest money  my self, and if investments work out, i have pool of money they can live off of for rest of there life

                            i be total in charge of money, they don't need to know they be taken care. it just happen for them.

                            do they need to know that, hell noo,  just like if they was in gun battle, they dont need to know i take a bullet for them, i would, but am not telling them THAT. they got to learn to take cover and not depend on me

                            ofc they know me, so they know i give them money............

                            but u never get me to admit it to there face's and they know that about me ,

                            No bees, no honey.

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                              Posted: April 30, 2013, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

                              "They have them Help, but their toothless gators and pose no harm."

                              First off, it's "they're" - not "their." 

                              You were educated NY Public schools, right?

                              Don't worry then, your illiteracy is perfectly understandable, say no more, say no more. 

                               

                              Now,

                              Toothless... hmmm...

                              When I think of toothless, I think of people who elect and put up with and re-elect people like: 

                              Mikey (No soda for you!) Bloomberg.

                              Mario (No guns for you!) Cuomo.

                              Schmuck (No babies for you!) Schumer.

                              Charlie (No taxes for me!) Rangel.

                              And of course, Mr. New York himself and most likely the next Mayor:

                              Anthony (Hey everybody! Look what I got!) Weiner.

                               

                              Now if you wanna lay down for those schmuck-weasels telling you which of your Constitutional rights you can have and and which you can't have, that's all well and good.

                              But it sounds kinda toothless to me.

                              I was reffering to the toothless beggars on Beale street in Memphis who like to block the sidewalks. Hopefully the fake facades will wipe them out one day.