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(Examiner)   Jack in the Box heiress and former San Diego Mayor gambles away more than $1 billion. When she dipped into her late husband's charity, things started to get messy   (examiner.com) divider line 95
    More: Sad, Jack in the Box, San Diego Mayor, Maureen O'Connor, San Diego  
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2013-02-15 06:54:26 AM  
Blowing 1 billion dollars of money you inherited from your late hubby?

Stupid but none of my business.

Stealing millions from a charity in order to feed your addiction?

No sympathy.

Too sick to go to jail for it?

Oh well, never mind then.
 
2013-02-15 07:02:39 AM  
After losing the first couple hundred million, wouldn't the thrill kind of go flat? I'd at least want the illusion that I might win.
 
2013-02-15 07:18:20 AM  
primarily on video poker machines

Damn, that seems like a lot of video poker. What's the highest stake on one of those things?
 
2013-02-15 07:42:52 AM  
This alleged slide show is 8 stock photos of the outsides of jack in the box restaurants.

Click if you like looking at jack in the box photos. Its a hobby of mine, has been since the 1970s.
 
2013-02-15 07:45:02 AM  
A Link With Actual Content About The Headline

For you weirdos that don't just want to click through 8 photos of jack in the box stores.
 
2013-02-15 08:16:29 AM  
O'Connor frequented Las Vegas where she was given VIP treatment.

Ya think?  People losing $1 BILLION to the casinos tend to have the casinos very happy to see them.  Was Rick covering this story?
 
2013-02-15 08:24:58 AM  
FTA: "The attorney added that her net loss was in the end was $13 million."

Still a lot of money, but it ain't no $1 billion.
 
2013-02-15 08:26:19 AM  
"Sad" tag, Subby?  How about "Dumbass".
 
2013-02-15 08:26:22 AM  

Generation_D: A Link With Actual Content About The Headline

For you weirdos that don't just want to click through 8 photos of jack in the box stores.


Thanks.  There was an auto play video with sound that couldn't be shut off.  I closed the tab immediately.
 
2013-02-15 08:29:06 AM  
So if there are enough zeros in the amount you steal you won't get jailed?

Noted.
 
2013-02-15 08:30:36 AM  
Two Tacos 99 Cents!  What-a-deal!
 
2013-02-15 08:32:31 AM  
Is she hot? Should I care about this?
 
2013-02-15 08:32:35 AM  
"Well-know and respected defense attorney Eugene Iredale is representing O'Connor. "

If she could have afforded it, she would have hired a know-it-all attorney. But she's broke, so she got the next best thing.
 
2013-02-15 08:34:10 AM  
Let me add something to the Article that was strangely omitted.  Maureen O'Connor (D)
 
2013-02-15 08:34:39 AM  
Just think of all the jobs she's created by wise use of her money!
 
2013-02-15 08:36:26 AM  
Well, this certainly explains the new "Hot Mess" menu at my local Jack-in-the-Box.
 
2013-02-15 08:37:05 AM  

karnal: Two Tacos 99 Cents!  What-a-deal!


I read this in Dr. Zoidberg's voice.

/woop-woop-woop-woop
//nyehhh-ehhh-ehhh
 
2013-02-15 08:37:35 AM  
She would have had to lose $300K+ every single day to go through a billion in 9 years. How do you do that
 
2013-02-15 08:39:13 AM  
She needs to raise the money to repay the charity, and is broke herself. Um, who is going to donate 2 million dollars to this woman? Given that there's probably not much stopping her from just doing it again once it's business as usual? How about you give that 2 million to a charity not run by an addict.
 
2013-02-15 08:39:22 AM  

MrBallou: After losing the first couple hundred million, wouldn't the thrill kind of go flat? I'd at least want the illusion that I might win.


Negative attention is just as addicting as positive attention. The brain's  reward centers are funny that way. '

That's why losing at gambling is just about as addicting as winning. It's also why trolls keep trolling if you tell them they're idiot losers.
 
2013-02-15 08:40:03 AM  

abhorrent1: She would have had to lose $300K+ every single day to go through a billion in 9 years. How do you do that


suck at gambling.

says she won and lost 1 billion. guess some days were better then other.
 
2013-02-15 08:40:11 AM  
Jack in the Gutter.
 
2013-02-15 08:43:41 AM  
Great, now I want an Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger.

Closest damn one is in South Carolina.  /sadface
 
2013-02-15 08:43:49 AM  
I knew a few people that were addicted to video poker. Addicted sounds weird but I don't know how else to describe it. Once they sat down at a machine they would just get a trance-like stare.  We drank at a bar with a couple machines for "entertainment only". One guy would show up on Friday cash his check in the bar and start playing till he was  broke or the bar closed. I've personally seen him lose $600 or more paychecks often. Didn't go over with the wife and finally cost him his family. Poker machines are devil boxes.

/ I go to Vegas at least once a year but you couldn't force me to sit at a poker machine.
// Blackjack is the way to go. Or craps.
 
2013-02-15 08:46:22 AM  

gsiofa: FTA: "The attorney added that her net loss was in the end was $13 million."

Still a lot of money, but it ain't no $1 billion.


It seems a billion was half the total volume of the transactions, with about a billion of winnings too. It seems that when paraphrasing him, the article writer misunderstood the attorney, or the attorney mischararacterized it to begin with:

ftfa: At one point, O'Connor was ahead by more than $1 billion, Iredale said, but she suffered even greater losses. The attorney added that her net loss was in the end was $13 million.

She would never have been that far ahead "at one point". Her balance zigzagged, and if you add up only the upward segments on the graph, you get a number like a billion.  That's the only reading of this that makes any sort of sense.
 
2013-02-15 08:46:31 AM  
"In court Thursday, O'Connor admitted to taking $2 million from her late husband's foundation to support her gambling addiction."

But wait, her husband set up a foundation just for this type of situation.
 
2013-02-15 08:52:04 AM  

gsiofa: FTA: "The attorney added that her net loss was in the end was $13 million."

Still a lot of money, but it ain't no $1 billion.


I'm sitting her having a stroke trying to figure out how you lose 1 Billion dollars...1 BILLION!!!

/DNRTFA
//thanks for reading for me
 
2013-02-15 08:53:54 AM  
TFA:  At one point, O'Connor was ahead by more than $1 billion, Iredale said, but she suffered even greater losses.

Bullshiat
 
2013-02-15 08:55:19 AM  
Jack died? I thought he was doing so well after being exploded by the corporate greed heads.

His wife's hawt but after popping out Jack's son, she is the proverbial hotdog down the hallway.
 
2013-02-15 08:55:26 AM  
Annoying link with multiple pop up's and videos is annoying
 
2013-02-15 08:59:18 AM  
tribkswb.files.wordpress.com
 Boo farking hoo you stupid coont.
 
2013-02-15 09:01:09 AM  

Freakjob_0: I'm sitting her having a stroke trying to figure out how you lose 1 Billion dollars...1 BILLION!!!


The article is a little confusing. It says she won a billion, then lost that and ultimately ended up 13 million in the hole.
 
2013-02-15 09:01:28 AM  
This is why we need a 95% tax rate on the wealthy.
 
2013-02-15 09:01:39 AM  
Blowing through a billion dollars, stealing from her husband's charity to the tune of two million.

Bonus: Let blame a brain tumor for nine years of gambling addiction
 
2013-02-15 09:03:49 AM  
DON'T do a GIS for her - just shows what age, stress and free fastfood will do to you.
NO!  I SAID DON'T DO IT!

Just one more public service of the marcintosh group
 
2013-02-15 09:05:10 AM  
Holy shiat I didn't realize I had purchased THAT many ultimate cheeseburgers.
 
2013-02-15 09:05:36 AM  

Fissile: This is why we need a 95% tax rate on the wealthy.


Hard to tax money that was not on the books. She embezzled from a charity.
But don't let facts of the story get in the way of your class warfare shiat.
 
2013-02-15 09:06:24 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-15 09:07:33 AM  

DubtodaIll: Is she hot? Should I care about this?




i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-15 09:08:52 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Fissile: This is why we need a 95% tax rate on the wealthy.

Hard to tax money that was not on the books. She embezzled from a charity.
But don't let facts of the story get in the way of your class warfare shiat.


They're still not giving it to you.
 
2013-02-15 09:14:00 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Fissile: This is why we need a 95% tax rate on the wealthy.

Hard to tax money that was not on the books. She embezzled from a charity.
But don't let facts of the story get in the way of your class warfare shiat.


According to TFA she only embezzled $2 million from the charity. The rest was her former husband's fortune that she inherited. But don't let facts get in the way of your total bullshiat.
 
2013-02-15 09:14:08 AM  

99.998er: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 300x354]


Nailed it!

+1
 
2013-02-15 09:18:46 AM  

TwistedFark: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Fissile: This is why we need a 95% tax rate on the wealthy.

Hard to tax money that was not on the books. She embezzled from a charity.
But don't let facts of the story get in the way of your class warfare shiat.

They're still not giving it to you.


And I don't want it. I make my own way through life. Sometimes it's been shiatty, other times pretty good. I don't worry about other people being better off then me because they had the luck of being born into wealth, or amassed it on their own. I'm certainly not foolish enough to believe that handing extra money to the government is going to improve my life in any way. It will however improve the lives of the politicians.
 
2013-02-15 09:20:29 AM  

abhorrent1: Freakjob_0: I'm sitting her having a stroke trying to figure out how you lose 1 Billion dollars...1 BILLION!!!

The article is a little confusing. It says she won a billion, then lost that and ultimately ended up 13 million in the hole.


The one linked ITT is a lot more clear: They estimate she wagered a total of about a billion dollars over the course of nine years of compulsive gambling.

What I want to know is how the VLT operator didn't notice.
 
2013-02-15 09:20:31 AM  

dsmith42: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Fissile: This is why we need a 95% tax rate on the wealthy.

Hard to tax money that was not on the books. She embezzled from a charity.
But don't let facts of the story get in the way of your class warfare shiat.

According to TFA she only embezzled $2 million from the charity. The rest was her former husband's fortune that she inherited. But don't let facts get in the way of your total bullshiat.


"only 2 million."

yeah, you think that might be worth recovering somehow.

Or at least making an example out of. Much easier to prosecute a gambling-addicted widow than a wall street investment banker.
 
2013-02-15 09:20:50 AM  
Former Mayor of San Diego.  No political party mentioned.  Must have been Independent.
 
2013-02-15 09:21:30 AM  

Sybarite: primarily on video poker machines

Damn, that seems like a lot of video poker. What's the highest stake on one of those things?


Came here to say that. "Damn" is right.
 
2013-02-15 09:22:10 AM  
At one point, O'Connor was ahead by more than $1 billion, Iredale said, but she suffered even greater losses. The attorney added that her net loss was in the end was $13 million.

That's not losing money. She only gambled away $13M.
 
2013-02-15 09:24:11 AM  

Generation_D: This alleged slide show is 8 stock photos of the outsides of jack in the box restaurants.

Click if you like looking at jack in the box photos. Its a hobby of mine, has been since the 1970s.


Thanks for the laugh this morning.
 
2013-02-15 09:24:38 AM  

Fissile: This is why we need a 95% tax rate on the wealthy.


Her gambling addiction provided more economic value than a 95% tax rate on income she didn't earn because she inherited it.
 
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