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  • Liechtenstein
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1722

    • February 15, 2019, 04:39:00 pm
    • NE Hemisphere
Re: Imagine....
« Reply #100 on: October 09, 2021, 10:15:45 am »
Imagine an affordable, versatile vehicle with great gas mileage: https://news.yahoo.com/ford-maverick-truck-america-needs-170400011.html?_guc_consent_skip=1633541470

In 2016 I bought a new Kia Picanto. It was expensive her, $16,700, due to import taxes. No problem, my wife won $7000 the next day and we put it straight down on the car.

Decent wheels and comfortable and a great city car. Not too sure I'd like to drive it from T'or Bay to Vancouver.


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 7128

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: Imagine....
« Reply #101 on: October 09, 2021, 10:58:35 am »
No problem, my wife won $7000 the next day and we put it straight down on the car.

How'd that happen? Card game or what? That's a big stroke of luck!


  • Liechtenstein
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1722

    • February 15, 2019, 04:39:00 pm
    • NE Hemisphere
Re: Imagine....
« Reply #102 on: October 09, 2021, 03:00:52 pm »
How'd that happen? Card game or what? That's a big stroke of luck!

Funny story. Everybody that bought a new Hyundai/Kia car that year had their name automatically put into a draw. We didn't even know about it till they called the next day, and of course thought someone was taking the piss. My wife and her family are lucky. We've been together almost 16 years, married almost 14, and I figure to the best of my memory and math skills my wife has won about $20,000 total in lotteries. No idea what the total would be if her family was added in, but likely double that.

The day she got the call from Hyundai she ran right up to the street and bought a lottery ticket and won $600.

2 weeks ago I bought a lottery ticket and won $18 and my entire family laughed! It was the only time I have ever won anything in a lottery. Funny.....


  • JNM
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5006

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: Imagine....
« Reply #103 on: October 09, 2021, 03:17:47 pm »
Funny story. Everybody that bought a new Hyundai/Kia car that year had their name automatically put into a draw. We didn't even know about it till they called the next day, and of course thought someone was taking the piss. My wife and her family are lucky. We've been together almost 16 years, married almost 14, and I figure to the best of my memory and math skills my wife has won about $20,000 total in lotteries. No idea what the total would be if her family was added in, but likely double that.

The day she got the call from Hyundai she ran right up to the street and bought a lottery ticket and won $600.

2 weeks ago I bought a lottery ticket and won $18 and my entire family laughed! It was the only time I have ever won anything in a lottery. Funny.....

How much do they *spend* on lottery tickets?


  • Liechtenstein
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1722

    • February 15, 2019, 04:39:00 pm
    • NE Hemisphere
Re: Imagine....
« Reply #104 on: October 09, 2021, 06:28:48 pm »
How much do they *spend* on lottery tickets?

Maybe $2 a week. Lottery here has no bearing on lotteries in Canada at all. I can't even figure them out.


  • JNM
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5006

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: Imagine....
« Reply #105 on: October 09, 2021, 09:00:24 pm »
Maybe $2 a week. Lottery here has no bearing on lotteries in Canada at all. I can't even figure them out.

It doubt that.

The basic premise is that a lottery collects x$ and pays out (x-n)$.

Promotional contests (like the car contest) work on the premise that enough more people will buy your product to cover the prize.



Re: Imagine....
« Reply #106 on: October 10, 2021, 06:35:29 pm »
I started this thread about imaging cool stuff. It sure was diverged into something it was not meant to be.

Whining about hijabs that don't affect you is "cool stuff?"

I still wanna know if the religious discussion ban is still in effect here. When I first started coming here it was a big no-no. Not anymore?


  • OnNut81
  • The Legend

    • 2669

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: Imagine....
« Reply #107 on: October 11, 2021, 09:49:58 am »
It doubt that.

The basic premise is that a lottery collects x$ and pays out (x-n)$.

Promotional contests (like the car contest) work on the premise that enough more people will buy your product to cover the prize.



Nah, youíre approaching this with Lotto 649 in mind.  Liechtenstein isnít talking about his Canadian provincial lottery.  In Thailand for example, there is the government run lottery which isnít as popular as the lottery everyone plays on a daily basis.  Itís basically running the numbers. People can bet whatever they want whenever they want with whomever the local ďbookieĒ is.  In Thailand the one my ex would play was based on the movement of the stock market that day.  They can go and bet a dollar if they want because someone in the neighborhood had a dream about a number.  Itís illegal and massively popular and down there when people talk about the lottery thatís what they are talking about.   


Re: Imagine....
« Reply #108 on: October 11, 2021, 10:24:59 am »
Whining about hijabs that don't affect you is "cool stuff?"

I still wanna know if the religious discussion ban is still in effect here. When I first started coming here it was a big no-no. Not anymore?

Liechtenstein likes to mock random things he has no clue about, typically in his trademark juvenile fashion. He likes things to start and end with simple mockery and hates it when his mockery brings about a discussion which proves him wrong or requires him to articulate his rhetoric with finesse greater than that of a 4yr old trying to eat uramaki.

In this thread, he posted a picture of the sunset from HIS yard, the pictures from HIS holiday and the drumset in HIS studio. He wants us to talk about him and isn't happy that we generally don't care.

Not too long ago, hundreds of people regularly used and posted on this forum. Discussing Religion, making sock accounts etc. these got you suspended or banned. With only a few dozen people regularly posting, whoever runs this site knows they can't be particularly picky anymore.

I don't mind discussing Religion and even though I'm not threatened by the subject I've never instigated a discussion or thread on it.


Re: Imagine....
« Reply #109 on: October 11, 2021, 12:31:20 pm »
Nah, youíre approaching this with Lotto 649 in mind.
Well, in some sense, whether it's Lotto or a numbers game, the principle is the same- The person running the game takes in a certain amount and pays out a certain amount that they profit from. They may or may not use promotionals and such. Whether it's based on the stock market or scores or random numbers chosen by a computer, at least in overall concept it's the same.

That being said the lack of state-run oversight and funds going to things like education is a big significant difference and I think that while conceptually they're the same, the practical differences are enough to be worth pointing out and do have a significant impact.


  • JNM
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5006

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: Imagine....
« Reply #110 on: October 11, 2021, 12:59:08 pm »
Nah, youíre approaching this with Lotto 649 in mind.  Liechtenstein isnít talking about his Canadian provincial lottery.  In Thailand for example, there is the government run lottery which isnít as popular as the lottery everyone plays on a daily basis.  Itís basically running the numbers. People can bet whatever they want whenever they want with whomever the local ďbookieĒ is.  In Thailand the one my ex would play was based on the movement of the stock market that day.  They can go and bet a dollar if they want because someone in the neighborhood had a dream about a number.  Itís illegal and massively popular and down there when people talk about the lottery thatís what they are talking about.   

How is that different? Collect a bunch of money, pay most of it, cover your expenses and profits with what you donít pay out.


  • OnNut81
  • The Legend

    • 2669

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: Imagine....
« Reply #111 on: October 11, 2021, 03:50:57 pm »
How is that different? Collect a bunch of money, pay most of it, cover your expenses and profits with what you donít pay out.

I was referring to his statement that his family spent about 2$ a week on the lottery and that it isnít run through the government and is in fact illegal.  In that respect it has no bearing on how the lottery functions in Canada.  Youíre not guaranteed your prize if too many people win big (the bookie will abscond).  You donít run the risk of the draw being scrapped by authorities and you losing whatever you risked, and certain charities do not benefit from you playing. 

As for the concept of choosing numbers, and paying and hoping your numbers come up so that you win; it is so obviously similar that no one would even bother debating that.  Thatís the part you thought he was saying was different?   


  • JNM
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5006

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: Imagine....
« Reply #112 on: October 11, 2021, 04:26:30 pm »
Thanks for the clarification.


Re: Imagine....
« Reply #113 on: October 13, 2021, 04:22:03 am »
Soooo does this need updating? Just wondering because Festivus is coming up and the Airing of Grievances is nigh!

https://www.waygook.org/index.php?topic=108031.0

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Other Forum Rules
- Posts or threads about religion or matters related are not allowed. With the exception of providing links to the name, location, and times of officially recognized religious services, any posts relating to religion will result in said post(s) being edited or the thread being locked.


  • Liechtenstein
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1722

    • February 15, 2019, 04:39:00 pm
    • NE Hemisphere
Re: Imagine....
« Reply #114 on: October 13, 2021, 12:02:53 pm »
Liechtenstein likes to mock random things he has no clue about, typically in his trademark juvenile fashion. He likes things to start and end with simple mockery and hates it when his mockery brings about a discussion which proves him wrong or requires him to articulate his rhetoric with finesse greater than that of a 4yr old trying to eat uramaki.

In this thread, he posted a picture of the sunset from HIS yard, the pictures from HIS holiday and the drumset in HIS studio. He wants us to talk about him and isn't happy that we generally don't care.

Not too long ago, hundreds of people regularly used and posted on this forum. Discussing Religion, making sock accounts etc. these got you suspended or banned. With only a few dozen people regularly posting, whoever runs this site knows they can't be particularly picky anymore.

I don't mind discussing Religion and even though I'm not threatened by the subject I've never instigated a discussion or thread on it.
Liechtenstein likes to mock random things he has no clue about, typically in his trademark juvenile fashion. He likes things to start and end with simple mockery and hates it when his mockery brings about a discussion which proves him wrong or requires him to articulate his rhetoric with finesse greater than that of a 4yr old trying to eat uramaki.

In this thread, he posted a picture of the sunset from HIS yard, the pictures from HIS holiday and the drumset in HIS studio. He wants us to talk about him and isn't happy that we generally don't care.

Not too long ago, hundreds of people regularly used and posted on this forum. Discussing Religion, making sock accounts etc. these got you suspended or banned. With only a few dozen people regularly posting, whoever runs this site knows they can't be particularly picky anymore.

I don't mind discussing Religion and even though I'm not threatened by the subject I've never instigated a discussion or thread on it.


Annnd...here come the insults from you know who. I don't want anybody to talk about me. I don't know you and I don't really care about you in any way shape or form.

It was about imagining.

Seeing beautiful sunsets. Perhaps the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen were sitting at Rick's Cafe in Negril.

Playing a  beautiful set of drums before a crowd of appreciative folks.

Cruising the highways on a Honda Goldwing.

Bouncing and bumping your way through jungle trails on a nice dirt bike.

Or seeing my wife leave the house like this.

Imagine............ ....


Re: Imagine....
« Reply #115 on: October 13, 2021, 12:25:46 pm »
I don't want anybody to talk about me.

Then STOP WRITING ABOUT YOURSELF!

Seriously, whenever a disagreement occurs, you bring up not just anecdotal evidence, but very personal stories. You don't have to be completely secret, but put a burqa on your mouth and don't describe personal issues like your divorce, wife, relationships etc. in detail to the internet.

Seriously, a 60yr old man should know when to hold his tongue and how to approach an argument or disagreement without bringing up personal information.

People talk about you because 'YOU' because 'YOU' is the only thing that interests you. Like a nut, you started a bloody thread about your eyes. As soon as you typed 'imagine', everyone knew it was going to be about some sort of bullocks about something you own or did. It's rare that I come across someone so self-centred and who only writes in the active voice.

You're a geriatric behaving like a 12yr old kid who just watched a bunch of Adam Sandler movies.

(We're all typing, so I'm using 'speak' and 'talk' figuratively)


Re: Imagine....
« Reply #116 on: October 13, 2021, 12:56:47 pm »
Annnd...here come the insults from you know who. I don't want anybody to talk about me.

This will be dedicated to images of "Imagine..."  Allexpressed opinions are welcome.


Re: Imagine....
« Reply #117 on: October 13, 2021, 01:08:11 pm »
Or seeing my wife leave the house like this.
"Damnit, why don't you women wear less clothing so I can tell if you're hot or not? What's wrong with you people!"

Honestly, why does it bother you so much? I mean, it's not indecent or anything. No one is shoving it in your face. A Muslim woman driving the Honda Odyssey to Walgreen's and stepping out in niqab shouldn't be an issue for you any more than a woman Sunday Best or a wizard's cloak or construction worker's garb.

People don't have to dress to make us happy. If they feel happy dressed like that, more power to them. They certainly don't have to dress a certain way just so it's more arousing for me to look at them.

Now, if there were some practical workplace considerations, that's something else. There do have to be painful decisions (and not just for Muslims) when workplace safety/performance/etc. clashes with personal dress, but we're talking in someone's leisure time.


  • Mr C
  • The Legend

    • 3095

    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Imagine....
« Reply #118 on: October 13, 2021, 03:15:39 pm »

Seeing beautiful sunsets. Perhaps the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen were sitting at Rick's Cafe in Negril.


... that's why everybody comes to Rick's.


Re: Imagine....
« Reply #119 on: October 13, 2021, 03:35:48 pm »
... that's why everybody comes to Rick's.
That and the place is honest, as honest as the day is long.