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  • Get Rich

    2 4.76%
  • Become famous

    0 0%
  • Raise a family

    12 28.57%
  • Promote World Peace

    0 0%
  • Protect Individual Liberty

    5 11.90%
  • Protect Environment

    1 2.38%
  • Help Poor (US)

    2 4.76%
  • Help Poor (Worldwide)

    3 7.14%
  • Promote Family Planning in Third World Countries

    0 0%
  • Other (specify)

    17 40.48%
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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    One time a guy in front of me in line at the 7-11 was spending $300 on Lotto tickets in front of me and I said, "How bout you just give me half of that, I'll kick you in the nuts, and then we call it a day?"

    He didn't get it.
    I've said the same thing to friends who tell me they are going to Atlantic City.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
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    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    To be a legend. I have modest goals.
    "Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    At my age I have achieved some of my goals, a few have been mentioned here.

    My last goal is to die like I lived.

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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    A lottery is nothing but a tax on people that can't do math. Statistics, specifically.
    I concur, we have a government premium bond over here, the capital sum that you invest remains the same (apart from inflation) and each bond is place in a draw monthly for prizes up to 1000,000.

    With the current interest rates so poor I put 20k into it last month and by some fluke I got a winners cheque for 150 last week, not much but it made me happy, as I have never won anything before

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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I've said the same thing to friends who tell me they are going to Atlantic City.
    I would say it to those people if they were playing anything but poker. If it was poker, I'd sit down next to them and actually take their money and forgo th ekick to the balls altogether.


    P.S. This is because poker is the only game for people who can do statistics.
    Last edited by Tucker Case; 08-25-09 at 09:38 AM.

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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If I were win 7 figures in the lottery, my first stop, even before going to get the money, would be a lawyer.
    I don't play for less than 9 figures.

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    A lottery is nothing but a tax on people that can't do math. Statistics, specifically.
    Statistics: Let's assume the Powerball lottery. You have just over a 1 in 38 million chance of winning for every dollar you spend on the game. That means that if the amount of the prize money-- after taxes and the hassle of collecting-- is over $38 million, statistically it is a profitable venture. If you buy any number of lottery tickets only when the prize is over $100 million, you will eventually profit barring the possibility that you're forced to split your winnings with another player.

    The only limitation is the fact that you will not live for an infinite amount of time and thus cannot predict whether or not your inevitable victory will fall within your limited lifespan.

    Of course, there are more reliable investments with better returns over time. But they cost more-- usually much more-- to get started with.

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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    To hit a walk off, inside the park grand slam in the seventh game of the world series.

    It's probably getting a bit late for my ambitions to be realized.
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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    Done the world travel thing, raising a family now and I have donated 3 years of my time working with the poor in the 3rd World.

    My greatest ambition is to live my life like Cherokee did and face my end days standing up and living life to the fullest at all times.

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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    Who has the sig that says something around the liking of: "I'd rather live one brave life, than a million rich ones"? Anybody? Maybe wrong forum? But I feel the same sentiment as is in the sig.

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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    I don't play for less than 9 figures.



    Statistics: Let's assume the Powerball lottery. You have just over a 1 in 38 million chance of winning for every dollar you spend on the game. That means that if the amount of the prize money-- after taxes and the hassle of collecting-- is over $38 million, statistically it is a profitable venture. If you buy any number of lottery tickets only when the prize is over $100 million, you will eventually profit barring the possibility that you're forced to split your winnings with another player.

    The only limitation is the fact that you will not live for an infinite amount of time and thus cannot predict whether or not your inevitable victory will fall within your limited lifespan.

    Of course, there are more reliable investments with better returns over time. But they cost more-- usually much more-- to get started with.
    Actually, The odds of winning the grand prize in Powerball are a over 195 million to one.

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