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Old 01-31-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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Using precognitive abilities to win the lottery?

I mean, it's not like stealing. That money is going to somebody, and the only thing anyone's done to deserve it is buy a little piece of paper and pick some random numbers. Surely someone who uses their exceptional skills deserve it more than some fat guy who bought a ticket along with his twinkie, winning solely by dumb luck.

Are there such things as precogs?
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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One of my former neighbours did that, won a couple million.

My precog isn't as good as his, so still working on it. :)
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:42 PM   #3
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My aunt plays the loto when she gets a hunch and she wins more often than if it was just random chance. Annother stie (encyclopedia dramatica) says that this site is funded
by loto tickets (weather or not it's true is annother matter entrely)
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:43 PM   #4
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I told myself I would never learn that. Not sure what I was thinking, but I wasn't classifying it under precog. It feels like cheating. I dunno. Really kinda sketchy though. And I don't want to do something that would go against my personal code.

My dad used to go to the convenient store & get a scratch off or two when he had a hunch. He won quite a few hundred dollars that way. My first scratch off I made my mom buy me. I pointed & said which one I wanted exactly & won a couple of bucks. I guess that's not so bad, but the bigger stuff, I may feel bad about it.

And could you not talk about overweight people that way please?? People die because they don't know how to take care of themselves & nobody taught them/they didn't know how to find the information.
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:21 PM   #5
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But then we become the ones who decides who deserves what, and we foget our place. Who are we to say that? If everyone that could used their abilities for monetary gain, the economies would be even more fucked then they are now.
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Mages use magick to control their bosses into giving them a raise and not fireing them.
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:28 AM   #7
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One of my former neighbours did that, won a couple million.

My precog isn't as good as his, so still working on it. :)
WOW!!! What were his/her practice methods?

Anyways, most of the time precognition is random, and those who practice at it usually have a limited ability to use it to their will.
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:54 AM   #8
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still cool though. i definatley could not be trusted with a few million bucks, ever lol
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Give me a million, and it will become zero. Give me ten million...
Well, to be honest, it'll still become zero. Not as fast, though. I like to spend.
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:48 PM   #10
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Hmm, it's totally random, so no the economy won't be affected just because this random psion gets it instead of this random non psion.
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