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(Reuters)   World War II vet wins $254M in lottery, will use it to buy a M26 Pershing to keep kids off his lawn   (today.reuters.com) divider line 77
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2007-01-30 03:02:31 PM
cornreaper FTW.
 
2007-01-30 03:04:19 PM
oxymephorous

booreview.com
 
2007-01-30 03:07:00 PM
He's probably going to buy a bigger lawn so he can kick more people out of it
/did not rtfa
//got nothing
///need caffeine
 
2007-01-30 03:14:04 PM
I believe there was a bloke who picked up around $30mill in Powerball here in Oz a few years back, and he really DID buy an army tank
 
2007-01-30 03:14:30 PM
garandman1a

Some shoveled shiat in Alabama.

/just sayin'
//all really old people deserve your respect, just for the manner in which they laughed in deaths face
 
2007-01-30 03:17:44 PM
I saw the whole family on the news. They are adorable. I hope they buy whatever the hell they want. They said they are going to take a vacation for the first time in 30 years.

\take me
 
2007-01-30 03:26:29 PM
If I won that kind of money, you can rest assured that the public pranks I would pull would result in amendments to various local by-laws.
 
2007-01-30 03:26:37 PM
Nice when it happens to decent, well grounded, next-door types. Kinda renews my faith in the beauty of gambling!

hope he gets to set the "oldest living person" record
 
2007-01-30 03:27:11 PM
I am all that is man!
 
2007-01-30 03:37:49 PM
Ever notice that its usually the OLD OLD people that win the lottery?
 
2007-01-30 03:42:38 PM
First thing I thought of when someone suggested he buy a tank.

Hell Comes to Quahog
 
2007-01-30 03:46:10 PM
This guy is going to have a great year... or so.
 
2007-01-30 03:49:56 PM
jasonbondshow

/mom's got terminal cancer and sorta hoped I would win and be able to really give her a great send off

God bless your family.

pvd021

Ever notice that its usually the OLD OLD people that win the lottery?

Well, they've been playing the longest, so obviously they have the best chance of winning.

/not really
 
2007-01-30 04:09:05 PM
www.galaxy.gr

play these numbers
 
2007-01-30 04:10:04 PM
With standard lotto (dunno about powerball) you have a 1 in 1000 chance or so of winning the jackpot once if you play every drawing for forty years. So yeah, old people have been playing a really long time... it's about time they won.
 
2007-01-30 04:19:31 PM
'Officials said the family had hired a former U.S. Internal Revenue Service lawyer to help it handle the winnings."

Very Wise.

>congrats to the old guy!
 
2007-01-30 04:34:19 PM
2007-01-30 02:22:37 PM Betacamman

Not sure, other than than the U.S. doctrine that tanks should not fight tanks (hence the tank destroyers), and the Pershing was not particularly speedy for "breakouts", which was what the U.S. decreed tanks were for.

dumbest doctrine ever....

while i know that was the doctrine at the beginning, didnt they chuck that after torch? i seem to remember that by normandy they'd learned a thing or two.

also, the pershing didnt even see service until the last few months of the war (there's that great photage of a pershing dueling with a panther in cologne), and was the only US tank that could really kill the panthers adn tigers of the wehrmacht on anythign close to equal terms, in fact, the turret totally looks like a panther, and is said in alot of ways to be it's copy.

doesnt the pershing sorta demonstrate the rejection of that doctrine?

LET THE TANK NERD FEST COMMENCE!
 
2007-01-30 04:44:06 PM
oxymephorous: My grampa drank maple syrup straight from the bottle and ate Spam because he liked it.

What's wrong with Spam?
I love it cold, right out of the can.
 
2007-01-30 06:36:24 PM
dang.
 
2007-01-30 07:22:30 PM
IKillBugs

You don't know cold, flavourless food unless you have a modern MRE without heat packs.
 
2007-01-30 07:48:17 PM
Speaking from experience:

1. He never should have bent to lottery officials' entreaties and agreed to appear at a news conference. His name is out there now.

2. If you're so attention-hungry that you have to have a news conference, don't relate at the news conference how you bought the ticket yourself unless you have a predated sharing agreement, in writing, with your children. The IRS and state tax people, if they want, can be real pricks and -- when you split the winnings -- they can rule that money is a gift to your children, and thus taxable.

3. Don't claim it as an individual; claim it as a trust. You'll pay more taxes up front, but save a shiatload in later years.

4. If you can't bring yourself to set up a trust, don't have the oldest person as one of the winners. He'll never spend all his share and it will end up being taxed a second time after he dies. Have it all in the childrens' names and -- assuming the kids are normal -- they'll give dad and mom more than enough money to be comfortable. You will thus avoid several million dollars in taxes.
 
2007-01-30 07:50:16 PM
Modifying #4:

If there are grandchildren, make sure they get some of it through generation-skipping trusts -- another way to reduce tax liability.
 
2007-01-30 08:35:18 PM
LavenderWolf: You don't know cold, flavourless food unless you have a modern MRE without heat packs.

Been there, done that. Where do you think I developed my love of spam?
 
2007-01-30 08:43:55 PM
Id buy a tank also just so i could run over my piece of slop truck and crush it to scrap i wonder if he has any grandaughters maybe 18 an above lol
 
2007-01-30 08:51:35 PM
Maud Dib: ChairmanKaga [TotalFark]

Panzer King Tiger

Approves...

www.movieactors.com


Oddball: It's a mother beautiful tank!

Moriarty: It's a piece of junk. The fuel system leaks all over the place!

Oddball: Always with the negative waves, Moriarty. Always with the negative waves!

Best war movie ever.
 
2007-01-30 09:28:44 PM
Cool? Cool would be if I won it.
 
2007-01-30 09:55:50 PM
while i know that was the doctrine at the beginning, didnt they chuck that after torch? i seem to remember that by normandy they'd learned a thing or two.

also, the pershing didnt even see service until the last few months of the war (there's that great photage of a pershing dueling with a panther in cologne), and was the only US tank that could really kill the panthers adn tigers of the wehrmacht on anythign close to equal terms, in fact, the turret totally looks like a panther, and is said in alot of ways to be it's copy.

doesnt the pershing sorta demonstrate the rejection of that doctrine?


The Pershing, I figure, rejects the doctrine. But the fact that they kept building M36 tank destroyers with 90mm guns while only putting 75 and 76mm high-vel on most Shermans indicates to me that even after Normandy, the emphasis for U.S. tanks was on mobility, not killing other tanks.

At least we learned eventually, kind of in time for Korea.
 
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