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Bankrupt Illinois stops paying lottery winners

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posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 03:35 AM
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a reply to: rockintitz



It all depends on what faith you put on the system.

On the whole, the system seems to work. More or less.
Apart from the aberrations. Despite having idiots for "leaders."


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posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 03:40 AM
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This is bad, the state can lose a potential of MILLIONS in lottery funds if they dont fix this.
Would ANY of you PLAY the lottery in a state that wont pay when you hit it?



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 03:42 AM
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a reply to: HomerinNC




Would ANY of you PLAY the lottery in a state that wont pay when you hit it?

I think that pretty much anyone would answer "no" to that.



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 03:49 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Exactly!!!
They are shooting themselves in the foot doing this
Besides, doesnt the lottery winnings come FROM the lottery, not the state's budget?



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 03:52 AM
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a reply to: HomerinNC



Besides, doesnt the lottery winnings come FROM the lottery, not the state's budget?
That would seem to be the idea. But where I'm at there isn't one so I don't pay a lot of attention.



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 03:56 AM
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a reply to: Phage

We have the lottery, powerball and scratchoff tickets here in NC, if that happened here, NC would lose millions because everyone would stop playing...at least the smart ones would



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 03:58 AM
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a reply to: HomerinNC
I would look at it differently.
Only the stupid ones wouldn't.

I think there are far fewer stupid people than not smart people.



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posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 04:13 AM
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a reply to: HomerinNC

Guess ya' can add embezzlement too



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 04:23 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Can you correct aberrations?

Should you decide who can and cannot excersise their right?



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 04:24 AM
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They could put liens on state property til they get their money
Look at what this guy did:
Bank of America in Florida Foreclosed On by Angry Homeowner
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posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 04:25 AM
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Should you decide who can and cannot excersise their right?

No.
Nor can I.



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 04:28 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: rockintitz



Should you decide who can and cannot excersise their right?

No.
Nor can I.



Do you have a point?
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posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 04:30 AM
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posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 04:37 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: rockintitz

Yes.
www.abovetopsecret.com...


Selective, to say the least,



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 04:47 AM
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Phage, congrats, I see you've garnered your 100,000th well earned star. As many stars as grains of sand on all the beaches in the world. A cake is being baked in your honor, once the money is released by the ATS legislature to do so.

As for the Illinois situation, the lottery winners are fine, they just have to wait awhile. They are being used as perpetually perplexed propped-up puppet pawns by the governor's side of the game to embarrass the side of the angels, who want to politely take more cash out of everyone's pockets.
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posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 04:50 AM
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Ah geez. *kicks dirt*
It's nothin'. There are others with millions of stars.



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 05:03 AM
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By breaking the 100,000 mark many new editors here are going to think it's a computer glitch and not realize that you've earned them by sharing vast amounts of information with people you know only as made-up names and avatars coming from all reaches of the mind as well as with ten times that number who lurk and read without ever sticking their nose under the tent. I seriously just noticed that you can change colors on the text in posts by clicking on something which has probably always been there, so congrats in blue too.



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 05:05 AM
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I would do to them what any bank or corporation would do to anyone else, charge them interest and late fees and a deadline to pay me, it that deadline was reached send in the bailiffs.



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 08:00 AM
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originally posted by: HolgerTheDane2

originally posted by: MrSpad
Illinois is not bankrupt. The problem is they have a government shut down in a fight between the Democratic Legislature and the Republican Governor. The legislature has tax increases in the new budget to make up for shortfalls and Governor refuses to sign it because he wants to some kind of reforms added. So what this is, is simply your typical party politics. With neither side giving a crap about the people. They could have settles this before it got this far but, you know screw common sense.


Is it me reading American politics wrong, or are there a large number of incidents, where Republicans are purposely blocking Democrats with the express purpose to make people thing it's the Democrats fault?



No you read the part about the repubs blocking dens right.

But if the dems had a lick of sense financially, they would stop trying to spend $100 when there is only $35 in the coffers.

Apparently send can't count, and repubs can, so we end up with this, while the dems pretend it is the repubs fault.

Like our last fed shutdown, where Obama had open air national monuments blocked off, because there wasn't money to run them, but there was plenty to pay people to block them off......

Ya they are all pos losers, all of them!

I'm voting trump, at least he will tell me he is going to rape me before he does it, so I can at least lube up first.



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 08:02 AM
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originally posted by: alienjuggalo
imagine going into the casino and hitting the Caribbean stud jackpot or that 20,000$ spin and they hand you an IOU.

My illegal bookie has never not paid me.


Ironically mine either, surprise surprise, the actual mob has more honor than the gov, but I knew that long ago.



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