Dilbert_X
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However a bloke I know won $640,000 on the lotto.

A few dollars a week is not a big deal, the possibility of an easy life with plenty of cash is too hard to resist.
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That's the key. It's people who think their odds are improved by dumping hundreds of dollars on the $200M jackpot that boggle my mind.
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Dilbert_X wrote:

However a bloke I know won $640,000 on the lotto.

A few dollars a week is not a big deal, the possibility of an easy life with plenty of cash is too hard to resist.
Every time I walk into a convenience store with a lotto machine there is always at least one guy gambling hundreds of dollars on scratch off games. It's amazing how easily people acquiesced to the state run monopoly of gambling simply because they promised to spend the profits on education (they don't). Las Vegas and Atlantic City are evil, but your local state gambling commission are doing god's work
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I have never seen anyone drop hundreds on lotto in one shot. Most I have seen is 20 or 30. Let's not exaggerate. /doesn't gamble at all anyway
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Macbeth wrote:

I have never seen anyone drop hundreds on lotto in one shot. Most I have seen is 20 or 30. Let's not exaggerate. /doesn't gamble at all anyway
i worked in a place that made 10k in number sales(pick 3, 4, mega millions etc) and 5k in scratch offs a day. you would be surprised how easily people can burn through their rent money, and then go to the ATM to withdraw some more money.
Jay
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13/f/taiwan wrote:

Macbeth wrote:

I have never seen anyone drop hundreds on lotto in one shot. Most I have seen is 20 or 30. Let's not exaggerate. /doesn't gamble at all anyway
i worked in a place that made 10k in number sales(pick 3, 4, mega millions etc) and 5k in scratch offs a day. you would be surprised how easily people can burn through their rent money, and then go to the ATM to withdraw some more money.
I watched a guy drop $500 in scratch offs one time. I asked him why, and he said that he'd won $700 on them the week prior. I didn't even bother asking how much money he lost 'winning' that $700
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Dilbert_X wrote:

However a bloke I know won $640,000 on the lotto.

A few dollars a week is not a big deal, the possibility of an easy life with plenty of cash is too hard to resist.
I just came back from a large beach resort built in part from a $48 Million US Lottery winning...
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This thread is a disaster zone. I found it when I searched "gambling addiction". I wanted to post this article.

We’re heading toward the Super Bowl, a time of joy and anticipation for most sports fans. But not for all. Certainly not for Steven Delaney. He has no plans to watch the big game. Watching sports of any kind could suck him back in.

“I stay away from it all,” Delaney, 37, a truck driver from Ballston Spa, N.Y., said last week. “I don’t talk about sports. I don’t read about sports. I don’t want to know about the teams in the Super Bowl. It’s a risk that I am not ready to take.”

“I can lose everything,” he added.

Delaney battles addiction. His compulsion, which nearly ruined his life: betting on sports. He is hardly alone. About 2 percent of Americans, roughly 6.6 million people, struggle with gambling addiction, according to Keith Whyte, executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling. A growing number bet on sports.
It is a NYT article. Pay wall yada yada.

New York now has legal sports gambling. Ads on the radio. Deplorable.
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Life can be full of tough choices.

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Delete your post and replace it with some "bless this house" kitsch.
SuperJail Warden
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I will Eat Laugh Love once you decide the fate of my student.
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History is dumb anyway max let him pass
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unnamednewbie13
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I'm not going to decide that. I might as well instruct dilbert on how to lathe a bolt.

You have a teaching degree and know your school and presumably your class. I've been a volunteer tutor for various stuff off and on and have only a smattering of college psych. What will you do now, launch a coin-flipping app?
Dilbert_X
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You're teaching the black kid that mooching gets results.

In fact you're the racist by giving him a free ride and setting him up for a life of failure and resentment.
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Dilbert_X
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But making him work hard in History, when it could equally be Herstory or really Themstory, will make him a misogynist, but then being black he probably is already.
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SuperJail Warden
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Your two post are full of hateful stereotypes. +1 Thank you for your contribution.
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unnamednewbie13
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The word 'history' is unrelated to gendered pronouns. Don't you preclude yourself from interest in the herstory neologism, dilbert? Being uninterested in history and all.
SuperJail Warden
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Don't let his bullying annoy you, Dilbert. He is just angry that he missed his one chance to save a life.
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Dilbert_X
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unnamednewbie13 wrote:

The word 'history' is unrelated to gendered pronouns. Don't you preclude yourself from interest in the herstory neologism, dilbert? Being uninterested in history and all.
Thats your opinion, History is mostly opinion.
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unnamednewbie13
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Dilbert_X wrote:

unnamednewbie13 wrote:

The word 'history' is unrelated to gendered pronouns. Don't you preclude yourself from interest in the herstory neologism, dilbert? Being uninterested in history and all.
Thats your opinion, History is mostly opinion.
Vast oversimplification from the man who read maybe three books on WW2, otherwise not caring for history at all. "Let the past be in the past!"

@mac, I don't think being held back is usually a life or death situation. But you're still the guy with the teaching degree. I'm sure they covered problem students in teaching college. It's your judgement call.

I will surmise that passing failing students will probably have a negative impact on the accuracy of your data, but who am I to tell you not to lie to yourself and everyone else.

In your professional opinion in having worked both fields: are there any parallels between sending a failed student ahead of where they should be, and sending a broken car back on the road?
Dilbert_X
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Cars aren't intentionally lazy though.
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unnamednewbie13
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I suppose not all failing students are either though. I have no idea what if any extenuating circumstances there are. Ex: nobody's intentionally born with fetal alcohol syndrome.
SuperJail Warden
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Thinking about working on cars again makes me want to cut my wrist. I am going to send $20 to the Red Cross when I get home.

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SuperJail Warden
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Newbie, didn't you say once you thought about becoming a teacher? You should get the ball rolling on that.
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