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 Neo 03-23-2007 12:10 PM

I think I saw an equation get solved between sir IS and Joepole.

A+B= not very wise

 Isaac-Saxxon 03-24-2007 06:38 AM

I think you are right there Neo

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Neo I think I saw an equation get solved between sir IS and Joepole. A+B= not very wise
Nice avatar. Sure did take you a while to get it right. I take it you and Joe are both very good at higher math :laugh: I wounder what the odds are of winning the lottery ? Why would someone good at math play those kind of odds by buying a lottery ticket :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Isaac

 AnimeSpirit 03-24-2007 10:24 AM

http://www.powerball.com/powerball/pb_prizes.asp

The odds of winning Powerball are posted here. Those odds are fairly astronomical. :freaky: I think they are on the back of the ticket slips you fill out to buy tickets too.

 Isaac-Saxxon 03-24-2007 10:29 AM

So it is true Joe

Quote:
 Originally Posted by AnimeSpirit http://www.powerball.com/powerball/pb_prizes.asp The odds of winning Powerball are posted here. Those odds are fairly astronomical. :freaky: I think they are on the back of the ticket slips you fill out to buy tickets too.
I think this "sums" it up doe it not ?
A+B= not very wise
Isaac

 Al Swearengen 03-25-2007 07:58 PM

Quote:
 Originally Posted by joepole People that play the lottery aren't, by definition, very savvy so why would it be surprising that they don't know how to handle their business?
Ya lost me on that one, Joe. Playing the lottery is no indication whatsoever of a person's business savvy. In fact, I'd say that just the opposite would be closer to the truth. Where else does one stand a chance, however remote, of becoming rich beyond one's wildest dreams for the price of a ticket? NOT PLAYING seems a hell of alot less savvy when ya think about it.

 joepole 03-25-2007 10:29 PM

I rest my case.

 Al Swearengen 03-25-2007 10:39 PM

Quote:
 Originally Posted by joepole I rest my case.
Hate to say it Joe, but in the words of Bill Handel, "you have NO case"!

 joepole 03-26-2007 10:04 AM

You seriously believe "NOT PLAYING seems a hell of alot less savvy when ya think about it." is true. You weren't joking?

Start sending me dollar bills. After you send me 100 million of them I'll send 20 million of them back to you.

 Al Swearengen 03-26-2007 06:12 PM

Quote:
 Originally Posted by joepole You seriously believe "NOT PLAYING seems a hell of alot less savvy when ya think about it." is true. You weren't joking? Start sending me dollar bills. After you send me 100 million of them I'll send 20 million of them back to you.
Ofcourse I believe it! And apparently so do about 200 million other people. Guess WE're all wrong and you're right...silly me. Look, everyone understands all too well that the odds of winning are astronomical, but the potential reward makes the small losses worth it, ok? Its just that simple. What, its not worth it to you, losing a buck or three here and there that you'd just end up spending on a coffee at Starbucks anyway, against the possibility of becoming richer than Midas? Nothing ventured, nothing gained! People DO win, and life gets a whole lot more interesting for them. And ya cant win if ya dont play! But go ahead, Joe, sip your coffee at Starbucks, with the smug assurance that YOU are no sucker!

 Isaac-Saxxon 03-26-2007 06:32 PM

Now is the pot calling the kettel black

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 Originally Posted by joepole The vast majority of lottery tickets are bought by people that shouldn't be buying lottery tickets. It's basically a tax on people that are bad at math. I have bought lottery tickets before. I didn't win.
Now Al when you win the world as you now know it will never be the same and more like a long vacation. You have put in your time and served your country maybe your number is coming up. I think that joepole is not happy his "tickets" did not pay :eek: :eek: Joe you did buy lottery tickets so you are part of the lottery matrix. :laugh: :laugh:
Isaac

 joepole 03-26-2007 09:44 PM

I don't know how to respond. I am genuinely stunned to learn that somebody who thinks the lottery is a good investment is also able to own and operate a computer.

So, just to get this straight, you honestly think spending money on a 1/150M chance to win ~\$20M is a smart thing to do?

 Al Swearengen 03-26-2007 09:58 PM

Quote:
 Originally Posted by joepole I don't know how to respond. I am genuinely stunned to learn that somebody who thinks the lottery is a good investment is also able to own and operate a computer. So, just to get this straight, you honestly think spending money on a 1/150M chance to win ~\$20M is a smart thing to do?
Who said it was a "good investment"? Not I. You originally made the comment that people who play the lottery are lacking in financial savvy, or words to that effect, yes? Now, for the last time (and you question MY ability to own and operate a computer? I'd say your ability to comprehend written english is what's seriously in question here), the answer is YES, I honestly think that spending money on a 1/150M chance to win ~\$20M is a smart thing to do, and apparently, Im not alone. Me and 200 million other folks are wrong, but YOU're right? What are the odds of that? You're the math prodigy, you tell me!

 Al Swearengen 03-26-2007 10:52 PM

Now that I have JoePole squirmin in the grip o reason, I'll deliver the "coup de grace" to his argument and bring the debate to a timely conclusion! (WARNING:THE WEAK OF STOMACH AND FAINT OF HEART ARE CAUTIONED TO AVERT THEIR GAZE)

If memory serves, Joe, werent you one of the winners in the SBLive Ipod Drawing? Now granted, it didnt cost you anything to enter, and the whole thing was obviously done on a much smaller scale than a state lottery, but there were still enough entrants in the drawing to make the odds of winning suffiently remote enough to render the whole deal an exercise in pure luck, right? And yet, Lo and Behold, YOU WON! Hell, even if it had cost you \$1.00 to enter, you still would've come out way ahead, right? Not to mention that your own MOTHER has won more than half a million bucks at a casino, but you think spending a buck or two on a lottery ticket is foolish? Talk about lookin a "gift horse" in the ass! You might want to reconsider...from where Im standin, your luck aint half bad...which is fortunate for you, since you seem to have been shortchanged upstairs. If ya cant be smart, good lookin, or rich, you'd damn sure better be LUCKY. One out of four aint bad, right Joe?

Oops...looks like Joe just got chopped off at the ankles by the "Sword O Logic", wielded by Your's Truly...and "dour pragmatism" wont stop the bleeding! Medic...MEDIC!:eek:

 Isaac-Saxxon 03-27-2007 07:33 AM

You are dealing with a very wise person that has a good education in life. You are young with a new family and even though you think you got it nailed you tend to talk in circles and disagree with yourself. Do not worry the years will teach you about life and so will your beautiful children when they come of age. There is more to life than higher math :rolleyes:
Isaac

 rhertz 04-09-2007 11:55 AM

Jack Whittaker in the news again

Powerball Winner Says He's Cursed by His Jackpot

"But as Whittaker celebrated his good fortune, he had no way of knowing that he was embarking on a journey that would lead to tragedy and the loss of everything he held dear."

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