What Would You Do With The Powerball Jackpot?


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A poll follows–and remember, you can’t win if you don’t play.

If I win the Powerball jackpot, I will (check as many as apply):

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25 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Lurker19 says:

    but I’ve already done that.

  2. VanDammerVanDammer says:

    and pop for paid FPEs

    oh, and maybe I’d buy a clue for ‘turd

  3. Diogenesdemar says:

    my Cadillacs down from the elevator, strap my dog to the roof, and head off to parts unknown . . .

    You can still send my tax breaks to my address of record.  

  4. libfratter1856 says:

    Well, that and become the karl rove of the left… But with a better win %.

  5. BlueCat says:

    charity, supporting good candidates, helping loved ones etc. etc. but with “all” or “half” choices I picked “other”. I’d mainly want to invest in a really boring safe portfolio to allow us to live well in a reasonable way and leave something behind.

    First thing, since I’ve never had to deal with large money management, I’d take some of this advice.  Yeah, it’s from Forbes but it’s pretty sensible and does not include recommendations for particularly cut throat strategies, Swiss bank accounts or the Cayman Islands. I guess they’re leaving  those details up to the financial advisers they recommend you get right away.

    If you win and find this helpful please thank me with a generous check:  

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/de…  

  6. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    to the Colorado Community College system.   In these days, everybody needs something beyond high school to get ahead, but not necessarily a  four-year degree.

      Community colleges offer two-year programs that end in needed skills, like diesel mechanics, etc., or two-year associate degrees.  The latter can be eventually converted to upper-division status at a four-year college.

     I went to CU and many students dropped out after two years.   With a community college, that’s an Associate degree and a ticket to a decent job.  But at CU, two years and out is just a college dropout.

      Plus, I’d send all the ladies on this board, starting with BlueCat, a magnum of Dom Perignon.  I’d give dwyer two magnums for having the honesty to admit she was wrong about the Obama campaign and the durability to keep on fighting the good fight, one she has fought before many polsters were born.  It’s OK to disagree on tactics and even be a bit cranky from time to time, but an honest intention to build a better world counts.

      And, yeah, I’d give Pols a grant to add an ignore function so we could all let losers like Nockworst vanish from our screens.

  7. ProgressiveCowgirlProgressiveCowgirl says:

    I’ve had a concept in mind for a long time. Offer casual, youth-friendly walk-in counseling services in strip malls, like Planned Parenthood offers casual, youth-friendly walk-in reproductive health care services in strip malls. I think a lot of domestic violence and sexual abuse could be prevented if teens and twenty-somethings could walk into a low-pressure environment that doesn’t feel like “going to the shrink” and just ask for advice. No kid who just hit his girlfriend for the first time WANTS to grow up to be a wife-beater who hits his kids too, but that early intervention opportunity is almost always missed.

  8. Fidel's dirt nap says:

    just as kind of a hobby

  9. Albert J. Nock says:

    this simple YouTube vid to a big-screen blockbuster.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?…

  10. thiokuutoo says:

    No need to hang around spending days as a broke commentariat when there is a lot of fun to be had that costs money.

  11. Barron X says:

    meant form a non-profit.  

  12. caroman says:

    A more likely outcome.

  13. NeonNurseNeonNurse says:

    …and I wouldn’t arm it. But SE Colorado is in a real bind, partly due to the drought, partly the overall bad economy, and partly to bone-headed stunts by (I believe) well-meaning local leaders. (Failed coal plant, I am lookin’ at YOU!)

    I just came home from a meeting where one of the many unpleasant statistics was that Prowers will likely lose another 500 citizens over the next five years, and over 20% of the fewer than 12,000 people left will be over 65.

    We lost thousands of people since the 2000 census due to the bus plant closing, with the result that support jobs related to the factory went, and then general jobs in the schools, medical field, etc as the population and tax base declined. (And we’re in great shape compared to Bent County!) The coal plant story is too long and horrifying to relate here, but the end result is that average people have a $500 a month electric bill, over half of which goes to pay for a broken plant that will never generate even one spark.

    We have people trying hard to bring in new businesses or industries, but they take a look at utility costs, and our tiny population where the youth, the elderly, the sick and the less than ideally educated way outnumber the useful potential employees and they say, “Nope, sorry….”

    I don’t know how much I could fix things with  the odd quarter-billion, but I think it would be fun to give it a go.  

  14. AristotleAristotle says:

    Just buy them a new blogging platform. I once wrote about Pols’ need to upgrade, something they haven’t done since 2006. I think soapblox is behind the times.

  15. BlueCat says:

    I love Dom Perignon. A client once gave my husband a magnum for Veteran’s Day. Pretty sure it was a re-gift but who cares.  He always said he didn’t like champagne.  Turns out he likes the stuff we can’t afford just fine.

  16. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    I really hate the cheap champagne but once in a while we spring for Mumms, which is a bit pricy but very good.   I admit I’ve never really gone for Dom Pergignon, but think I ought to treat my wife to a bottle.

  17. BlueCat says:

    Also a little pricey but nothing compared to Dom and it goes on sale often around holidays.  There are a few varieties, the yellow label kind of highish moderate (the one I get) and then a more expensive one.  Bet you’d like it. I bought two tickets so if I win, you get some Dom.

  18. BlueCat says:

    Make that champagne.  

  19. parsingreality says:

    German Count von Luckner received a commission to command the Seeaddler, a motorized sailing vessel, to intercept WWI allied shipping. Despite intercepting and scuttling dozens of ships, only one sailor ever died.

    His prisoners were treated very well, and he offered bottles of champagne to anyone, friend or foe, who first spotted a ship to take control of.  

    IIRC, one ship they scuttle had many cases of Veuve Clicquot on board, the Seeadler couldn’t take them all on board.

    The story of von Luckner is larger than life.  Shipwrecked, sailed for long distances in life boats, a pilot later in life, just amazing. It should be done in Hollywood.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F

  20. BlueCat says:

    Who knew I had such good taste?

  21. parsingreality says:

    Now jsut get an expedition to find those vintage ca. 1917 bottles.  

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