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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 11:36 AM
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39. Truth be told, I am horrible at math
Was better with English, Art and History.

But I figured it out a little differently, eliminating everyone under 18 and everyone for whom $1,000,000 wouldn't mean squat, as well as convicted felons, etc... :shrug:
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  -So, if you were to receive $100,000, how would you spend it? me b zola  Nov-25-08 10:59 AM   #0 
  - I would buy gold with it....  Bush in Berkeley   Nov-25-08 11:00 AM   #1 
  - Yup, pay my bills and put it into gold coins.  Sentinel Chicken   Nov-25-08 11:03 AM   #8 
  - Gold is high right now  me b zola   Nov-25-08 11:04 AM   #9 
  - Coal.  cryingshame   Nov-25-08 12:48 PM   #53 
     - I hope that that commodity will lose value  me b zola   Nov-25-08 01:23 PM   #58 
     - Not for at least a quarter century. I don't like coal either, but instead realize it's importance  cryingshame   Nov-25-08 01:31 PM   #61 
     - Coal only has value because you put value on it.  Xenotime   Nov-25-08 09:13 PM   #124 
        - isn't coal still the most cost effective energy?  TheFarseer   Nov-25-08 09:26 PM   #130 
  - Better take possession of the gold  Mister Ed   Nov-25-08 10:30 PM   #137 
  - Fast  Winterblues   Nov-25-08 11:01 AM   #2 
  - Well, that would stimulate the economy  me b zola   Nov-25-08 11:02 AM   #4 
  - That would be the way to do it -  NCevilDUer   Nov-25-08 11:34 AM   #37 
     - I heard that is what they are doing in Russia  me b zola   Nov-25-08 11:36 AM   #38 
  - Pay for my children's college education.  rateyes   Nov-25-08 11:01 AM   #3 
  - BTW, the letter to the editor is mathematically incorrect.  rateyes   Nov-25-08 11:03 AM   #5 
  - Perhaps the writer meant adults or HOHs?  me b zola   Nov-25-08 11:05 AM   #10 
  - The letter writer was mathematically illiterate  fiziwig   Nov-25-08 11:18 AM   #26 
     - Correct..... It is shameful how many people can't do simple math  scheming daemons   Nov-25-08 11:33 AM   #36 
     - ...  ColbertWatcher   Nov-25-08 03:07 PM   #91 
  - And we wonder why we're in an economic crisis  lukasahero   Nov-25-08 01:26 PM   #59 
  - give it to every taxpayer, not every citizen  Blu Dahlia   Nov-25-08 02:09 PM   #79 
  - That's what I was thinking...  sledgehammer   Nov-25-08 03:25 PM   #97 
  - Latest in a long string of innumerate people spreading this meme  anigbrowl   Nov-25-08 07:54 PM   #113 
  - The total amount committed is $7.8 trillion  SOS   Nov-27-08 11:02 AM   #160 
  - Pay off any interest-bearing debt.  donco6   Nov-25-08 11:03 AM   #6 
  - Sounds like you would be an economy stimulator  me b zola   Nov-25-08 11:06 AM   #12 
  - Well, my ACE Hardware would be busy.  donco6   Nov-25-08 11:10 AM   #17 
     - Namaste in Boulder?  CrispyQGirl   Nov-25-08 11:27 AM   #29 
        - That sounds very similar to the deals they got.  donco6   Nov-25-08 11:49 AM   # 
  - Add a Macbook Pro...  awoke_in_2003   Nov-25-08 03:42 PM   #102 
  - Pay off my debts and use the remainder on my parents' mortgage.  Liberal_Lurker   Nov-25-08 11:03 AM   #7 
  - A car and a house  JVS   Nov-25-08 11:05 AM   #11 
  - Aha! Another economy stimulator  me b zola   Nov-25-08 11:07 AM   #13 
     - Buy LOW! That's my motto!  JVS   Nov-25-08 11:10 AM   #16 
        - capitalism is dead.  Xenotime   Nov-25-08 09:14 PM   #125 
           - Until we have a centralized economy, it's still alive even if it is in a sick bed.  JVS   Nov-25-08 10:51 PM   #140 
  - I would move back to the country, put a down payment on a  Daphne08   Nov-25-08 11:08 AM   #14 
  - the Right On answer!  stuntcat   Nov-25-08 02:04 PM   #76 
  - I'd pay down my debt.  helderheid   Nov-25-08 11:09 AM   #15 
  - If this was 100k after taxes  HereKittyKitty   Nov-25-08 11:10 AM   #18 
  - I actually worked this out during the financial bailout  Shiver   Nov-25-08 11:11 AM   #19 
  - You need a new calculator too  scheming daemons   Nov-25-08 11:32 AM   #35 
     - Truth be told, I am horrible at math  Shiver   Nov-25-08 11:36 AM   #39 
  - I have zero debt  Tyrone Slothrop   Nov-25-08 11:14 AM   #20 
  - Use it to generate income via various investment vehicles...  MazeRat7   Nov-25-08 11:14 AM   #21 
  - Investments, of course.  darkism   Nov-25-08 11:19 AM   #27 
  - Thats about half of what I have lost so far due to the economy.  Mr. McD   Nov-25-08 11:15 AM   #22 
  - pay off debt, fund my tuition  OutspokenLiberal   Nov-25-08 11:16 AM   #23 
  - Pay off my credit cards and then honestly I'd probably buy stuff  closeupready   Nov-25-08 11:17 AM   #24 
  - Play the current market a bit, as it goes up and down every few days now - make more cash!! nt  jmg257   Nov-25-08 11:17 AM   #25 
  - Two chicks at the same time  mikelgb   Nov-25-08 11:20 AM   #28 
  - Fuckin' A, man.  PeterU   Nov-25-08 11:38 AM   #40 
  - That was my answer  awoke_in_2003   Nov-25-08 03:45 PM   #103 
  - I'd do a few upgrades on my house  CrispyQGirl   Nov-25-08 11:28 AM   #30 
  - Finally get those gold-plated socks  NoPasaran   Nov-25-08 11:30 AM   #31 
  - Erase all debts, fix up house, place in savings for retirement. nt  Ilsa   Nov-25-08 11:30 AM   #32 
  - The editor of the Oregonian needs a new calculator  scheming daemons   Nov-25-08 11:30 AM   #33 
  - In fairness to the editor, it was a letter *to* the editor  me b zola   Nov-25-08 11:44 AM   #44 
  - Apparently going into self-operating calculators is a good business.  greyhound1966   Nov-25-08 11:47 AM   #47 
  - 25 to 30,000 for every worker and retiree. Kids and non-workers  Blu Dahlia   Nov-25-08 02:20 PM   #81 
  - Get my computer fixed up to eliminate double posts  NoPasaran   Nov-25-08 11:30 AM   #34 
  - It's not your 'puter, it's DU's servers/apps.  greyhound1966   Nov-25-08 11:41 AM   #41 
  - I would pay off my debt and use some for my kids' college tuition and save  OmmmSweetOmmm   Nov-25-08 11:41 AM   #42 
  - pay off debts ..fix up the house sell it, might only lose $20,000 if we dump it now  sam sarrha   Nov-25-08 11:42 AM   #43 
  - Pay off my debt, install solar panels, invest the rest  csziggy   Nov-25-08 11:44 AM   #45 
  - hookers and blow  leftofthedial   Nov-25-08 11:45 AM   #46 
  - Good answer!  pointblank   Nov-25-08 03:12 PM   #93 
  - Like the old man said...  awoke_in_2003   Nov-25-08 03:48 PM   #104 
  - I would get out from under 80% of my bills....nt  OwnedByFerrets   Nov-25-08 11:49 AM   #48 
  - Get caught up on late bills, pay off debts, sock the rest away for  kestrel91316   Nov-25-08 11:54 AM   #49 
  - A down payment on a house.  Ignis   Nov-25-08 12:31 PM   #50 
  - I'd replace the  LWolf   Nov-25-08 12:33 PM   #51 
  - Platinum grillz for each day of the week  MilesColtrane   Nov-25-08 12:45 PM   #52 
  - It would cost $30 TRILLION dollars to give each person $100k  ItNerd4life   Nov-25-08 12:51 PM   #54 
  - it's more like 25,000 per worker or retiree  Blu Dahlia   Nov-25-08 02:17 PM   #80 
  - I'd pay off my credit card (not very much) then donate the rest  ailsagirl   Nov-25-08 12:53 PM   #55 
  - Medical and dental work  kskiska   Nov-25-08 12:54 PM   #56 
  - Pay off my credit card and car loan, use the rest toward buying a condo.  EOO   Nov-25-08 12:54 PM   #57 
  - Pay off the house  gollygee   Nov-25-08 01:27 PM   #60 
  - I would not spend it  hfojvt   Nov-25-08 01:31 PM   #62 
  - heh, $10,000 a year?  Zevon fan   Nov-25-08 03:21 PM   #96 
     - don't forget $3-5,000 in interest.  hfojvt   Nov-25-08 03:39 PM   #101 
  - I wouldn't spend one dime of it. I do not enjoy giving my money to other people.  RGBolen   Nov-25-08 01:34 PM   #63 
  - then how do you get groceries, gasoline, electricity, furniture, clothing, internet, etc...?  QuestionAll   Nov-25-08 01:38 PM   #65 
  - So you took that to mean I do not spend money?  RGBolen   Nov-25-08 01:51 PM   #71 
     - you equated spending money with giving it to other people...  QuestionAll   Nov-25-08 01:58 PM   #72 
        - Only in the aspect that you receive something of monetary value for one.  RGBolen   Nov-25-08 02:00 PM   #74 
           - You're not giving it away, you're exchanging it  anigbrowl   Nov-25-08 07:57 PM   #114 
              - I said giving my money to people, I didn't say giving it away.  RGBolen   Nov-25-08 08:13 PM   #120 
                 - Get therapy.  anigbrowl   Nov-25-08 09:08 PM   #123 
                    - I do invest. When I have to give my money to people for things that is less money I have to invest  RGBolen   Nov-25-08 09:24 PM   #129 
                       - It's beyond me why you didn't just say 'I'd invest it'.  anigbrowl   Nov-25-08 09:32 PM   #132 
  - LOL, you are so much like Mr zola...  me b zola   Nov-25-08 01:39 PM   #67 
  - That would make you a conservative. n/t  Lorien   Nov-26-08 11:02 PM   #145 
  - his math is kinda off...that would come to $30 trillion...  QuestionAll   Nov-25-08 01:35 PM   #64 
  - I think the calculation is based purely on taxpayers  TheKentuckian   Nov-25-08 01:39 PM   #66 
  - Sorry but I take it immediately out of the country...  XOKCowboy   Nov-25-08 01:41 PM   #68 
  - Exactly. Move it to a county that will do some good with it.  Xenotime   Nov-25-08 09:15 PM   #126 
     - My motives are selfish but you are right...  XOKCowboy   Nov-25-08 10:19 PM   #135 
  - As a retiree, I would invest it for income.  Cleita   Nov-25-08 01:44 PM   #69 
  - CORVETTE ZR1  wiboy   Nov-25-08 01:44 PM   #70 
  - Right now, you'd need another $20k.  flvegan   Nov-25-08 04:18 PM   #107 
  - Pay off the house!  crispini   Nov-25-08 01:59 PM   #73 
  - First thing I would do is drive to VA, buy this truck...  snooper2   Nov-25-08 02:02 PM   #75 
  - exactly! And those who are past due should be forced to pay their back bills  Blu Dahlia   Nov-25-08 02:07 PM   #77 
  - get solar panels and have someone finish my pond.  stuntcat   Nov-25-08 02:08 PM   #78 
  - Pay off my mortgage.  cat_girl25   Nov-25-08 02:21 PM   #82 
  - Remodel my house, if I needed to *spend* it. NT  mondo joe   Nov-25-08 02:27 PM   #83 
  - I'd pay down my mortgage... that would give me greater cash flow...  Juniperx   Nov-25-08 02:28 PM   #84 
  - pay off my student loans and credit card debt.  ceile   Nov-25-08 02:28 PM   #85 
  - Be Debt free, including the house.  sarcasmo   Nov-25-08 02:30 PM   #86 
  - Debt Free and enhance my kids college accounts ...  KSDiva   Nov-25-08 04:53 PM   #109 
  - That would just about finish off my mortgage,  Blue_In_AK   Nov-25-08 02:57 PM   #87 
  - Buy a new car  BreatheOnMe   Nov-25-08 03:02 PM   #88 
  - Machine tools, collectable firearms, and ammunition  slackmaster   Nov-25-08 03:03 PM   #89 
  - I would tithe & pay off mortgage!  skeewee08   Nov-25-08 03:06 PM   #90 
  - Give the church ten grand, Really?  sarcasmo   Nov-25-08 07:52 PM   #112 
  - Land  Rebubula   Nov-25-08 03:12 PM   #92 
  - Bad Math. Anyways, I would donate it to a millionaire CEO  Zevon fan   Nov-25-08 03:19 PM   #94 
  - I would "rescue" the mortgage and credit card industries  rucky   Nov-25-08 03:20 PM   #95 
  - Buy A Bahamian Shack on the beach  remember2000forever   Nov-25-08 03:32 PM   #98 
  - Our local congress critter actually proposed this  yasmina27   Nov-25-08 03:34 PM   #99 
  - Easy answer - become debt free  buckettgirl   Nov-25-08 03:38 PM   #100 
  - house paid off, all credit card bills paid off  onethatcares   Nov-25-08 03:51 PM   #105 
  - Buy a house. Or maybe just a piece of land....  Edweird   Nov-25-08 04:01 PM   #106 
  - Hmmm...'06 Aston Martin DB9 or an '07 911 Turbo.  flvegan   Nov-25-08 04:24 PM   #108 
  - I would pay off my bills and live within my means forevermore  lunatica   Nov-25-08 04:55 PM   #110 
  - Hire a part time care taker to look after my wife  Thothmes   Nov-25-08 06:04 PM   #111 
  - On crack. The letter-writer clearly spent some on that already so it must be good.  anigbrowl   Nov-25-08 07:58 PM   #115 
  - Wow !  proud patriot   Nov-25-08 08:03 PM   #116 
  - Pay off my mortgage and still have some left over  pipi_k   Nov-25-08 08:05 PM   #117 
  - I would  tammywammy   Nov-25-08 08:07 PM   #118 
  - I'd put some plumbers to work! (And other contractors.)  vixengrl   Nov-25-08 08:11 PM   #119 
  - I too would have a few home improvement projects that could be easily done  yellowdogintexas   Nov-26-08 10:59 PM   #143 
  - pay off mortgage  Neo   Nov-25-08 08:23 PM   #121 
  - i heard that they could give $200K to every usa citizen for cost of bailout  pitohui   Nov-25-08 08:39 PM   #122 
  - I'd buy one of those grease gun bags from NASA.  LibInTexas   Nov-25-08 09:19 PM   #127 
  - new car  TheFarseer   Nov-25-08 09:23 PM   #128 
  - Pay off my debts.  ChazII   Nov-25-08 09:28 PM   #131 
  - I'm with you: land. . . n/t  herbster   Nov-25-08 09:58 PM   #133 
  - house and the car - poof it'd be gone for most people  SmileyRose   Nov-25-08 10:01 PM   #134 
  - I would give $50,000 to the person who broke Coulter's jaw  mymessageboardid   Nov-25-08 10:22 PM   #136 
  - I'd use it to re-start the family business  dakdirty   Nov-25-08 10:33 PM   #138 
  - Pay off my bills  StreetKnowledge   Nov-25-08 10:33 PM   #139 
  - It's not that much.  qwlauren35   Nov-26-08 08:49 PM   #141 
  - Significantly pay down our mortgage (would have only $17,000 left). n/t  Zing Zing Zingbah   Nov-26-08 09:55 PM   #142 
  - Pay off my home  Lorien   Nov-26-08 11:02 PM   #144 
  - Pay off mortgage and car and be debt free!  Blue State Native   Nov-26-08 11:07 PM   #146 
  - Lots of cocaine and some loose women...  WCGreen   Nov-26-08 11:24 PM   #147 
  - i'd do what you are doing  shanti   Nov-26-08 11:31 PM   #148 
  - I would move to some 3rd world country and live in a shack with my lovely wife n/t  Indenturedebtor   Nov-26-08 11:46 PM   #149 
  - Take 25K and pay off half of my existing mortgage  MattBaggins   Nov-27-08 12:10 AM   #150 
  - It would be retirement money. To be used only when absolutely necessary.  Dem2theMax   Nov-27-08 12:12 AM   #151 
  - Keep a little for me, give the rest to people/organizations that need it  DainBramaged   Nov-27-08 01:12 AM   #152 
  - pay my bills, buy health insurance, upgrade my vehicle, go back to school.  quantessd   Nov-27-08 02:15 AM   #153 
  - Either:  XemaSab   Nov-27-08 02:17 AM   #154 
  - You aren't sure how paying off bills would help the economy?  quantessd   Nov-27-08 02:57 AM   #155 
     - Let me put it differently:  XemaSab   Nov-27-08 10:44 AM   #158 
  - I would spend some of it on my one vice: clothes  Hippo_Tron   Nov-27-08 05:38 AM   #156 
  - Pay off my house  verdalaven   Nov-27-08 06:10 AM   #157 
  - Invest in the stock market.  Swede   Nov-27-08 10:52 AM   #159 
 

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