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Chapter 8 - Part 2

Chapter 8 - Part 2

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Published by Tom Brennan
A Senior's Moment - Fun new book called WordLotto
A Senior's Moment - Fun new book called WordLotto

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Published by: Tom Brennan on Aug 18, 2010
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Wordlotto ©2007
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8 – Part 2 A senior’s moment.
 
“Actually the beginning of the WordMeter was before mytime, but my parents repeated the story many times …lest weforget.” He said with solemnity, lifting his glass. I hadalmost forgotten how a person without a WordMeter couldtalk so much. It was overwhelming “It all stemmed fromAmericans unwillingness to think beyond the immediatepayout”, he continued “things like “Instant Millionaire”and “Super Jackpot Powerball” had a stranglehold onAmerica. The public slowly lost their ability to deal witheveryday issues and long term planning. All they werewilling to digest were tax cuts and low interest rates inorder to get more money to keep scratching and picking.This resulted in illiquidity and impending economicdisaster. The government had no money and this drove updeficits. The deficits required the government to borrowmore money, which in turn increased interest rates, causingunemployment to rise and government spending to get be cut.Anyway, Joe Six-pack couldn’t afford to buy lotto ticketsto “Hit-It”! Jackpots started to shrink and people became
 
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totally depressed. At one point people would drift fromM©Donalds to M©Donalds collecting Monopoly game cards inorder to satisfy their addiction. M©Donalds finally decidedto discontinue the promotion. It got so bad that in orderto “Hit-It” people would step into traffic and get hit byan insured driver. But since so many drivers couldn’tafford their insurance premiums, the odds were against youeven if you were willing to be dragged across the pavementall the way to the hospital. These were extreme behaviors,but they illustrate how the culture had degraded. Somethinghad to be done. ‘No Lotto – No Hope’ was the battle cry.Americans turned to their elected officials. Thegovernment was only too eager to help. Its proposal wassimple. Instead of playing Lotto with money, why not playwith words? Talk is cheap and there is plenty to goaround.”I’m not sure I’m buying this story, but I keeplistening anyway. I am fascinated by the way this guy talkswith such careless consumption of unnecessary words
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“The idea was a hit!” he explained, “Within months, itseemed like everyone slapped on a WordMeter. At first, itwas a voluntary thing, you see. But as time went on, thepressure started for everyone to strap on a WordMeter.Anyone who refused to submit was eventually forced by law

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