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2013-03-08 06:14:44 AM

GAT_00: Tellingthem: TheDumbBlonde: cman: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

A southerner who adopted a minority? WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?

Missouri isn't the South.

Hell I always considered southern Ohio as the "south" so why not Missouri/Missourah? Close enough to it anyway...

As someone who pretty much is a Southerner at this point, I'm insulted that you include Southern Ohio and Missourah with us.  One of those places doesn't even exist and the other is it's own shiathole.


Well... I live in southern Ohio... based on how many lifted and primered trucks sporting the rebel flag (there's a truck owner in Hamilton, OH who has a flagpole mounted in the truck bed flying the rebel flag) you wouldn't know it...
 
2013-03-08 06:19:33 AM

log_jammin: dready zim: "And then after adopting a minority, here she is, aren`t we great

That wins the douchiest comment of the thread award.


Thank you, I do try.
 
2013-03-08 06:20:53 AM

cmunic8r99: timujin: TheDumbBlonde: cman: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

A southerner who adopted a minority? WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?

Missouri isn't the South.

That depends on what part of Missouri you're in.  St. Louis is definitely the south.

These folks are from north of Kansas City. Not the south.

And Neither is St. Louis. Now, move down I-55 past Cape, and you're onto something.


My brother used to live there, I've visited several times.  Food, dress, accent, and level of racism says "the south"... however, I will bow to Wikipedia, which calls it "midwestern", and to you and agree that "the south" begins at Cape Girardeau.  Draw a line from there to Neosho (for obvious reasons) and pretty much anything south of that line should count.
 
2013-03-08 06:21:28 AM

TheDumbBlonde: cman: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

A southerner who adopted a minority? WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?

Missouri isn't the South.


We wanted to be part of the South, but the Yankees foiled us. They took over the state house, and our leaders couldn't come up with an alternate meeting place where they could vote to secede. So they just said, "Oh, the hell with it. We ain't got nothin agin them New Yorkers anyways. We just want to kill Kansans."
 
2013-03-08 06:27:51 AM

unyon: What actual Christians good people look like.


Don't have to be Christian to be a good person.
 
2013-03-08 07:00:48 AM

Kyosuke: unyon: What actual Christians good people look like.

Don't have to be Christian to be a good person.


Not according to the Christians.
 
2013-03-08 07:03:11 AM
There's a good chance I played football against that guy in grade school, for what it's worth.
What is it worth?
 
2013-03-08 07:07:42 AM
I would have just moved.
 
2013-03-08 07:08:02 AM

Dear Jerk: There's a good chance I played football against that guy in grade school, for what it's worth.
What is it worth?


Doodley-squat.

static.thecia.com.au
 
2013-03-08 07:14:51 AM

cman: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

A southerner who adopted a minority? WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?



He's growing a wife.

I've often told my GF that I was thinking about adopting a 16 year old Thai girl.
She finds it less funny than I do.
 
2013-03-08 07:21:28 AM
This puts it in perspective.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-08 07:22:03 AM

0Icky0: Jon iz teh kewl: i would have been afraid to cash my ticket in, in case someone would poison me

Or kidnap your kids.

/But on the other hand, they might kidnap your wife.


luckily i'm not about to get married.  cause i'm not a very sexual person (there i said it)
 
2013-03-08 07:37:49 AM
there is no way in the world i would plaster my family's face all over the news after winning that kind of money.
 
2013-03-08 07:40:43 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: cause i'm not a very sexual person (there i said it)


That's OK. We cancel each other out.
 
2013-03-08 07:49:37 AM
that little girl looks so bored in that picture.  come on girl, your family just won a gazillion dollars, you could try to look a little more excited.  you'll never have to work a day on your life.
 
2013-03-08 08:01:34 AM

cman: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

A southerner who adopted a minority? WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?


Note to self, seek out female asian millionaire in MO in 12 years
 
2013-03-08 08:03:07 AM
its not likley a 6 year old can truly grasp the concept of winning a shiatload of cash and what it means for her life in the long term, judging by the tales of woe that commonly follow lottery winners shes got a lot to be wary of in the future.
 
2013-03-08 08:19:43 AM
How about funding anti-gambling efforts to prevent people from spending their entire paycheck on lotto tickets?

That would be a good cause.
 
2013-03-08 08:22:29 AM
CeroX:
Well... I live in southern Ohio... based on how many lifted and primered trucks sporting the rebel flag (there's a truck owner in Hamilton, OH who has a flagpole mounted in the truck bed flying the rebel flag) you wouldn't know it...

I always get a kick out of rebel flags in WV, OH, and PA.  Especially those in West Virginia, since they used the fact that Virginia went confederate as leverage to break away from the commonwealth.

Oh, and cool on the family for donating stuff.  If it were me, I wouldn't tell anyone I won (except maybe my wife), and I'd build a nice ranch on 1000 acres in Montana or something so everyone would have to leave me alone.
/I'm a real people person you know.
 
2013-03-08 08:22:43 AM

TommyymmoT: Absolutely true CSB.


Just the line, "I'm from New York, the Blow Me State" made that a CSB worth reading!

/your manager may have been a dick, but that line proves he was quick on his feet
 
2013-03-08 08:26:53 AM

unyon: What actual Christians Muslims, Mormons, Buddhists, Atheists, Socialists, decent humans look like.



FWIW, I was great with this until the god landmine-
'For some reason (God) put it in our hands. I think to make sure it goes to the right things.' then it went downhill fast.

*sigh* so were it not for your god you'da spent it on hookers and blow?

Article is a bit confusing too.  Only read it once but it seemed that they won a lottery, they gave 50k to a sewer treatment plant and a few other things around town.  Headline make me think they gave away ALL the filthy lucre.  If that were the case, they better ditch the kid because when she got old enough, she'd kill them in their sleep for keeping them poor.
 
2013-03-08 08:31:05 AM
This is a nice story, subby, and I always enjoy reading something pleasant after driving up my blood pressure with the crime and politics. Thank you for submitting it. And just to echo what others are saying, I really wish all Christians were like this. They're out there, though - I know a few. They're all Catholic and despite all the atrocities associated with the church, one thing the Catholics do right is absolutely rock at charity. .
 
2013-03-08 08:31:09 AM

johnnyrocket: How about funding anti-gambling efforts to prevent people from spending their entire paycheck on lotto tickets?

That would be a good cause.


NOOO!!
 
2013-03-08 08:45:16 AM
I was picturing this as the culprit.
 
2013-03-08 08:57:51 AM
Hell, I don't even consider Virginia and Kentucky to be the south, definitely not Missouri.
 
2013-03-08 09:20:54 AM

Edge.bot: there is no way in the world i would plaster my family's face all over the news after winning that kind of money.


Missouri is one of the states where if you win the Powerball, you have to reveal your identity. With this big of a win, it would probably have been covered in the paper regardless of the charity stuff that they did.
 
2013-03-08 10:10:12 AM
City officials were estimating it would take around 25 years to complete the treatment works so the couple stepped in donating $50,000. It will allow families in the town to do away with individual septic tanks.


$50,000? OK, that's a donation. I thought maybe they were donating in the hundreds of thousands, I was going to say that they needed to get some kind of deal worked out with the city if it was going to cost too much. A delayed repayment plan, bonds, something. $50K though is something that makes a good donation, and if you've got the money, there's no need for strings attached.

Good for them. Also says they are helping out with the fire station AND police department. There had better be a key to the city laying around waiting for them.

Bad for the story being in the DailyFail. I found a Fox link that doesn't have the shiatty layout of the DailyFail, and has just as much info.
 
2013-03-08 10:10:42 AM
Hero tag. These people selflessly donated a huge chunk of money to make the world better. They could have spent that on a Lamborghini. Hell, if I won that kind of cash, I'd have matching Audi R8's- a black one and a white one- gracing my garage.

But you just don't generally see people actually step up, usually they just talk a big game and not come through.
 
2013-03-08 10:12:54 AM

NewportBarGuy: Outstanding! Quality people like that are hard to find.


It helps if you weren't born with that kind of money.
 
2013-03-08 10:21:10 AM
What a waste!
 
2013-03-08 10:29:56 AM

cman: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

A southerner who adopted a minority? WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?


From my experience people who adopt kids are very community minded and generally very decent folks.
 
2013-03-08 10:32:51 AM
They won $136M and they are donating a whopping $50k?  Wow, they are such giving people.
 
2013-03-08 10:33:33 AM

Fano: Money go down the hoooooooole


Plucky go down the hoooolllllle.

photos1.flickr.com
 
2013-03-08 10:34:46 AM

TommyymmoT: timujin: TheDumbBlonde: cman: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

A southerner who adopted a minority? WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?

Missouri isn't the South.

That depends on what part of Missouri you're in.  St. Louis is definitely the south.

I grew up in the South Bronx, and spent some time in Detroit, and Chicago.
St. Louis actually made me afraid.


afraid of WUT?

sure some parts are to be avoided if possible like north st. louis city but which city doesn;t have it's fair share of slums and ghetto?
 
2013-03-08 10:44:47 AM

TommyymmoT: CSB time.
I was doing a tour down south (not Missouri) and while we stopped to refuel, the road manager (brutal dictator), and myself, went into the store to buy beer and stuff.
Although there were only 5 people in line ahead of us, it was taking forever.
We were in line for over 20 minutes, because the clerk insisted on having an extended conversation with everybody he met.

"Where ya from?" What part?" "My wife has family there, right outside of..."
Finally with the bus honking, and everybody waiting for us outside, there was only one person ahead of us who just wanted directions.

The clerk replied "sure, I'm from Missourah, the show me state, why don't you grab one of those maps over there, and we'll figure this thing out"

Road manager:" AND I'M FROM NEW YORK, THE BLOW ME STATE!
Can I pay for this shiat, and get the hell out of here already?
It's not supposed to take a half hour to buy a bag of FARKING POTATO CHIPS AT A FARKING CONVENIENCE STORE!
I'm on a schedule, or at least I was".

I was speechless, as was everybody else.
He calmly paid, stuffed a 20 in whatever charity mayonnaise jar it was on the counter, and we left.

Absolutely true CSB.


WHAT the hell is wrong with you? CSB are supposed to have a point. Or be funny, or give me boners and stuff.

Worst. Story. Ever.
 
2013-03-08 10:49:18 AM
Isn't she kind of old to sit on his lap? The biological parents must be uncomfortable watching this. I do n ot trust this dude one bit. i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-03-08 10:51:03 AM

TheDumbBlonde: cman: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

A southerner who adopted a minority? WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?

Missouri isn't the South.


Maybe not geographically but in other ways it is very southern.
 
2013-03-08 11:00:12 AM

Ivo Shandor: Waste not want not: The Hills have opted to buy a sewage treatment center, like the one pictured, with their winnings

Yeah, I'm guessing that the sewage plant in that picture costs a tiny bit more than $50,000.


I was thinking the same thing. Hell, installing a hundred feet of sewer pipe will put you back $50,000.
 
2013-03-08 11:16:27 AM
Ya know what? Good on these people.

FTFA: "The couple are also paying for a new fire station so the emergency service can have direct access to the local highways and a new ball field which will allow kids to play away from traffic."

Instead of nit-picking about sewage systems and whatever else, look at the other great things they are doing. Good on them.
 
2013-03-08 11:20:06 AM

xtalman: TheDumbBlonde: cman: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

A southerner who adopted a minority? WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?

Missouri isn't the South.

Maybe not geographically but in other ways it is very southern.


You have no idea what you are talking about.

First, people in Missouri don't have an accent... at all. I have done a lot of long-term business travel and after a couple weeks I develop the local accent. When I come back to Missouri my wife laughs at how I started talking.

Second,  Missouri is a purple state. St Louis, Kansas City, and Columbia are quite liberal. The rural areas and some suburbs are conservative. The last two major elections had us retaining a Democratic senator and two rounds of a Democratic governor, but Obama had no chance in either based upon his skin color. So we have racist attitudes, but just barely. Nothing like the South.

Third, that whole hospitality thing that the South has going on, yeah, we don't have that.

Fourth, we have winter.

My point is that Missouri, despite some issues, doesn't even come close to the South. We are our own brand of weird.
 
2013-03-08 11:33:42 AM

Lsherm: If the town is really less than 500 people, a sewer system might not be necessary.


I'm pretty sure the local people would be the best judge of that, and they're all for it, so it probably is necessary.

Their reasons vary: protecting the groundwater, regaining usable space on their property, not wanting (or feeling qualified to) to run their own sewage treatment plant at home, etc. Maybe they just want to feel like a fancied-up high-falootin' part of contemporary human civilization!
 
2013-03-08 11:46:24 AM
Thats a good move.  Get all those people that have a free septic system to give you 30 bux a month for sewer.  If you do it right, the donation is linked that all the new sewer lines need to be contracted out to your brother in laws construction company.

Then sit back and watch the money come in to your new monopoly.
For bonus points, you waste water can feed the town water supply, and you can buy that and get people coming and going.
 
2013-03-08 11:53:28 AM
FTA:
When the Lottery put them up in a hotel, he ran to get toothpaste - and caught himself checking prices.
'Old habits are hard to break,' he said, laughing.


I wouldn't want to drop that habit there, buddy. Having habits like that will keep you from blowing the entire thing on stupid crap and declaring bankruptcy in 2 years.
 
2013-03-08 11:58:48 AM
Not to bring down the greatness of their deed, but each household wishing to connect to the system will have to pay between 5,000 to 10,000 to be hooked into the main line and 50,000 is hardly a drop in the overall cost of the construction project. There is also the matter of the people will have to start paying a sewage fee once the system is in place where a septic tank doesn't cost anything. The fire station will be added to the property taxes of the residents once it is completed. The ball park was a good thing though, but will likely raise the value of the homes in the area therefore increasing their property taxes.

Typical libtards not thinking things all the way through and acting as if they are doing a good thing then wondering why everything went to shiet.
 
2013-03-08 12:10:36 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: That's what I would do, or something similar.  I just wouldn't want that much money.  Sure, I'd quit my job and take some trips, but I'd give most of it away.  I'd live a life of modest luxury and fun and then get some shiat fixed up that needs it.

Scholarships is a great idea.  People needs college.


This.  Except I'd use some of it to pay for paramedic school, then keep working (if not full time maybe).  Gotta do something with my life anyway, right?
 
2013-03-08 12:20:17 PM

Profedius: Not to bring down the greatness of their deed, but each household wishing to connect to the system will have to pay between 5,000 to 10,000 to be hooked into the main line and 50,000 is hardly a drop in the overall cost of the construction project. There is also the matter of the people will have to start paying a sewage fee once the system is in place where a septic tank doesn't cost anything. The fire station will be added to the property taxes of the residents once it is completed. The ball park was a good thing though, but will likely raise the value of the homes in the area therefore increasing their property taxes.

Typical libtards not thinking things all the way through and acting as if they are doing a good thing then wondering why everything went to shiet.


Well, to play devil's advocate, if it raises the value of all the homes, then it will help all the homeowners who may be upside down in the mortgage, and/or who are looking to sell. Besides, it might lower plumbing bills with a new system. Just providing a different point of view- not that yours is wrong, dear.
 
2013-03-08 12:54:13 PM

kiwimoogle84: Profedius: Not to bring down the greatness of their deed, but each household wishing to connect to the system will have to pay between 5,000 to 10,000 to be hooked into the main line and 50,000 is hardly a drop in the overall cost of the construction project. There is also the matter of the people will have to start paying a sewage fee once the system is in place where a septic tank doesn't cost anything. The fire station will be added to the property taxes of the residents once it is completed. The ball park was a good thing though, but will likely raise the value of the homes in the area therefore increasing their property taxes.

Typical libtards not thinking things all the way through and acting as if they are doing a good thing then wondering why everything went to shiet.

Well, to play devil's advocate, if it raises the value of all the homes, then it will help all the homeowners who may be upside down in the mortgage, and/or who are looking to sell. Besides, it might lower plumbing bills with a new system. Just providing a different point of view- not that yours is wrong, dear.




Being that it is a small town of 500 it is not very likely that people were hit very hard by the housing bust in that area since the value of their homes likely didn't get inflated very much. I can't be sure about the water bills since it would depend on if the sewage will be handled by the same company handling the water. The plant will add jobs though and that is a good thing. It doesn't sound as through the fire station will since it just sounds as they are moving and not creating an extra station. Long term Job creating is the best way to help people so investing in companies around the area is better than building parks or helping to provide services that will end up costing people to take advantage of.

I still have a lot of respect for these people though because their hearts are in the right place and they are not just blowing the money on useless items for themselves. Me I would build a small house of my own design with a lab to run experiments and invent things. I also would have an indoor swimming pool.
 
2013-03-08 01:16:50 PM

Profedius: kiwimoogle84: Profedius: Not to bring down the greatness of their deed, but each household wishing to connect to the system will have to pay between 5,000 to 10,000 to be hooked into the main line and 50,000 is hardly a drop in the overall cost of the construction project. There is also the matter of the people will have to start paying a sewage fee once the system is in place where a septic tank doesn't cost anything. The fire station will be added to the property taxes of the residents once it is completed. The ball park was a good thing though, but will likely raise the value of the homes in the area therefore increasing their property taxes.

Typical libtards not thinking things all the way through and acting as if they are doing a good thing then wondering why everything went to shiet.

Well, to play devil's advocate, if it raises the value of all the homes, then it will help all the homeowners who may be upside down in the mortgage, and/or who are looking to sell. Besides, it might lower plumbing bills with a new system. Just providing a different point of view- not that yours is wrong, dear.

Being that it is a small town of 500 it is not very likely that people were hit very hard by the housing bust in that area since the value of their homes likely didn't get inflated very much. I can't be sure about the water bills since it would depend on if the sewage will be handled by the same company handling the water. The plant will add jobs though and that is a good thing. It doesn't sound as through the fire station will since it just sounds as they are moving and not creating an extra station. Long term Job creating is the best way to help people so investing in companies around the area is better than building parks or helping to provide services that will end up costing people to take advantage of.

I still have a lot of respect for these people though because their hearts are in the right place and they are not just blowing the money on useless items for the ...


First thing I'd do is back my stepdad's restaurant he wants to open, and hire a chef and teach them all the recipes I invented. Then I'd spend a few years in medical school. If I was going to give back, I'd open a counseling/rehab center where anyone who needs help with addictions or emotional trauma can get it despite their ability to pay or not. I figure I could get a few doctors to volunteer a couple hours a week and write it off on their taxes.

But investing in the town never occurred to me. That's why I said I thought they deserved the hero tag.
 
2013-03-08 01:41:42 PM
0.017% ?

That is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V3CfD8TPac

Or $8.50 for someone making $50,000 a year.  Relative to their wealth that's effectively the same as leaving a 10cent tip considering the fact they ran to their church and probably donated in the millions.

Fark these people, I hope nothing but the worst for them.
 
2013-03-08 02:07:42 PM
Yeah, not to get TOO snarky, but folks going on and on about how great it was for them to donate $50k should realize just what a tiny fraction of their overall winnings that is....

It's still a nice deed and all, but considering their overall financial windfall, that would be kinda like folks getting all worked up if Bill Gates donated a million.

Drop in the bucket.
 
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