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Christmas came early, with an unexpected shade of pink, for the Bondurant-Farrar school district.

The School Board and administration accepted a $3 million donation Monday night designated toward the construction of a high school football stadium. But the generous gift comes with a few strings attached.

The donors, recent $202 million Powerball Jackpot winners Brian and Mary Lohse, requested the project be completed before the fall 2014 football season and the visiting team

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and he gets a huge tax write off on the winnings

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[quote name='neufuse' timestamp='1355933705' post='595403438']
and he gets a huge tax write off on the winnings
[/quote] And rightfully so since this saves the school district money which receives its funds from taxes. Citizens should be allowed to choose what projects their tax money is spend on. Overall all this is way to complicated and inefficient for the entire citizen to run only that way but seeing it every now and then, as far as I am concerned, is no big deal. At least these people get to see the results of their money going to the government. That is a luxury few Americans have.

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Is pink really going to intimidate the visiting teams ? :laugh:

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so, instead of doing something honorable like saving 2000 starving kids lives for 5 years (or 10,000 kids for 1 year), they help someone build a bigger place to play? hate rich people. I know it was a good gesture. Just ranting, just sad that we can't solve all the worlds problems

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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1355932953' post='595403400']The donors, recent $202 million Powerball Jackpot winners Brian and Mary Lohse, requested the project be completed before the fall 2014 football season [b]and the visiting team

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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1355934176' post='595403456']
Is pink really going to intimidate the visiting teams ? :laugh:
[/quote]Considering its for high school kids if I read that correctly.. its feeding off of the same mind sets that causes them to pick on a kid for wearing pink.
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[quote name='rippleman' timestamp='1355934624' post='595403476']so, instead of doing something honorable like saving 2000 starving kids lives for 5 years (or 10,000 kids for 1 year), they help someone build a bigger place to play?[/quote]

There will always be a more needy cause. What about children dying of cancer? What about communities with unclean drinking water? What about preventing child abuse? What about trying to stop genocide? And then you have to ask the question: should we really be supporting unsustainable populations? The current levels of population growth for the planet are unsustainable and trying to save every life on the planet simply isn't practicable, nor is it a reasonable use of the planet's resources.
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[quote name='rippleman' timestamp='1355934624' post='595403476']
so, instead of doing something honorable like saving 2000 starving kids lives for 5 years (or 10,000 kids for 1 year), they help someone build a bigger place to play? hate rich people. I know it was a good gesture. Just ranting, just sad that we can't solve all the worlds problems
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Honorable to who? You? They have the right to do whatever they like with the money and the fact they're doing something which will benefit a lot of people is a good thing. People like you **** me off, If you really honestly cared you wouldn't be sat on Neowin, you'd be living in the shitholes with those people trying to help. Get a grip, It's easy to say you would help but doing so is another thing entirely.

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[quote name='rippleman' timestamp='1355934624' post='595403476']
so, instead of doing something honorable like saving 2000 starving kids lives for 5 years (or 10,000 kids for 1 year), they help someone build a bigger place to play? hate rich people. I know it was a good gesture. Just ranting, just sad that we can't solve all the worlds problems
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At least he's giving back to the community. Most lottery winners of that magnitude spend all the money on houses, cars, and hookers and then end up broke within a few years.

Just because somebody has money, doesn't mean that everybody else gets a say as to where the money goes...

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I like painting the visitor's changing rooms pink, good psychological tactic to harm the visitors :)

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It is a nice gesture but they mainly did it for their son, who plays football there.

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[quote name='muggerfugger' timestamp='1355937333' post='595403604']
How many starving kids do you feed?
[/quote]currently 10

[quote name='SickDave' timestamp='1355938463' post='595403646']
Honorable to who? You? They have the right to do whatever they like with the money and the fact they're doing something which will benefit a lot of people is a good thing. People like you **** me off, If you really honestly cared you wouldn't be sat on Neowin, you'd be living in the shitholes with those people trying to help. Get a grip, It's easy to say you would help but doing so is another thing entirely.
[/quote]want a hanky? even though i may not help physically overseas in underdeveloped areas, i do donate to the people/associations that do. Here though i also volunteer roughly 15-20 a week at various places that need it such as hospitals, woman shelters, food drives etc and also give blood as often as the law allows. I do practice what i preach to the best I can. I was commenting previously what i would do had i won the money that they won. As i said... ranting.

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