The Mega Millions jackpot (and why you are not being told the truth)
It is not only the lottery that is a big scam; just about everything we are involved in our day-to-day lives, someone is trying to screw us financially or clip us anyway they can.
The lottery owners are nothing BUTT a group of greedy pigs. They were not making enough $oldi with the Powerball and Mega a couple of years ago; they decreased the chances of winning by increasing the amount of number on the ticket, they made it almost impossible to win.
To add a slap in the face to all of US weak sisters, they increased the price of the ticket from1 to 2 dollar$. GMAFB. BUTT like all the rest of the dummies, I still bought tickets trying to take my shot in the dark.
Take the previous Mega drawing before last nights. Out of the billions of 2 dollar tickets sold, there was not one winner of the grand prize. Last night the number of players had to increase exponentially and there was only one winner. The lottery dudes must be related to the greedy NFL Owners somehow. Maybe their fathers were sailors and they are brothers and sisters.
Another good example of hustlers is Sirius Radio that was supposed to be commercial free. I don’t know how many people notice the amount of commercials that are being slid in on their station. The hustlers pretense coming out of the box was to be commercial free. So much for that con.
People like Sirius involved in these enterprises are experts in the con. They start out very easy and slide the changes in so gradually the majority of the people never notice. On top of the fact that the price for their product started out with bargain basement prices to hook us, (50.00$ a month), now it is over 200.00$ a month. Once they have the hooks in, they do whatever they want.
I didn’t tell them to hire Howard Stern to the tune of 500 million right out of the box. They did that to attract listeners and put the burden on the suckers to pay off the shock jock. BEAUTIFUL strategy.
The same is true with cable TV. They have become so outrageous with their prices, it is sinful. Monthly package with Spectrum , with phone, TV and internet, is about 230$ per month. CRAZY!!
I haven’t been to the movie theater in years, BUTT the last time I went, before the movie started, they had 20 minutes of commercials. That is why I went to the theater was to get away from the commercials.
PEACHTREE – The total cost
Let’s take a family of four who only goes to the movie theater once a month and buys standard seating, purchases four separate drinks, and shares two popcorns. The average cost that that family might be spending annually in just movie theater expenses is approximately $720—or $60 per outing. Add in transportation costs, some extra snack bar purchases, upgraded seating, and more frequent outings and that number can easily double or triple.
The one that really frost my goolunies is cost of the popcorn and the rest of the pogey-bate. It has to cost pennies to make a bag of popcorn; BUTT they charge
SPORTING EVENT – GIGANTIC RIPOFF
According to recently-published numbers, 2016 saw the cost of taking a family of four to a single NFL game hit an average of $502.84. For comparison, that’s a 232 percent increase from $151.33 in 1991. Other sports have had similar increases, with an NBA game coming out to an average of $339.02 in 2016, a 139 percent increase from $141.91 since 1991. MLB games remain the cheapest of the three at an average of $219.53 each, but they’ve still experienced a whopping increase of 176 percent from $79.41 in 1991.
And so on and so on.
Ever notice the indentation in the bottom of a wine bottle THAT keeps getting bigger and bigger?? Bigger the dent, the less wine the bottle holds.
Overall, the public in general is gullible enough to believe or agree to anything.
How about paper towels. The hustlers claim to have more sheets per roll, BUTT the sheets are half the size they used to be. The size of the roll never changed.
How about toilet paper?? The sheets are so small and delicate, most people come away with stained fingers after doing their business.
Just about every commercial on the tele has a catastrophic/life threatening message behind it, mostly the medications. BUTT are we better off with the disease than suffering the side effects?? It is a toss-up.
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Plenty of medications get a bad rap for having icky, unpleasant drug side effects — and rightfully so. Upset stomachs, muscle aches, dizziness, and headaches are some of the most common reactions patients have to certain drugs. But what if your urine turns blue or the drug you are taking causes you to fall asleep without warning? Here’s a look at some common drugs’ not-so-common side effects.
2 / 11 Kooky Hallucinations Triggered by Meds
Hallucinations occur when you sense something that is not really there — and having them can be a frightening drug side effect. Hallucinations can be seen, heard, felt, or even smelled. And while we usually associate hallucinations with recreational drugs like LSD, one well-known prescription drug that may also cause hallucinations is the sleep aid Lunesta (eszopiclone). Lexapro (escitalopram), a common medication used for depression, has also been known to cause hallucinations.
3 / 11 Meds That Make Your Urine Blue
It’s not unusual to notice a change in urine color. For example, beets can turn your urine pink and vitamins may make your urine bright orange. But can you imagine seeing your urine turn green or blue? This odd symptom can be a side effect of taking the antidepressantElavil (amitriptyline) or the common pain reliever Indocin (indomethacin). In addition, the antibiotic Flagyl (metronidazole) can cause urine to turn black.
4 / 11 Weird Dream-Weaving Drugs
The medication Chantix (varencline), prescribed to help people stop smoking, is known to cause dreams that are super strange and vivid. Even stranger? People taking the prescription sleep aid Ambien (zolpidem) have been known to get up at night, go for a drive, talk on the phone, or even have sex — and not remember anything in the morning.
5 / 11 Gas-Passing Prescriptions
There are few drug side effects more annoying than a sudden attack of bloating followed by flatulence. Abdominal bloating can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing. Medications that contain the sugars lactulose or sorbitol, which are used to treat constipation, can cause bloating, as can over-the-counter antacids with calcium carbonate, such as Tums and Rolaids. Prilosec (omeprazole), a commonly prescribed heartburn medication, also has bloating as a drug side effect.
6 / 11 Drugs That Add Unwanted Pounds
What if taking a medication could cause you to gain 20 pounds in only three months? That is what one study found for some people who were taking the medication Zyprexa (olanzapine) for bipolar disorder. Common medications used to treat depression, such as Paxil (paroxetine), can also cause unintended weight gain. Other drugs that can pack on the pounds include steroids, birth control pills, hormone replacement therapies, and some diabetes medications.
7 / 11 Sexual Side Effects: An Undesirable Symptom
The most common sexual medication side effect is the loss of the ability to perform or enjoy sex — and this is caused by some drugs that treat depression. These medications are called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and they include the common drugs Prozac (fluoxetine), Celexa (citalopram), and Zoloft (sertraline). Another drug side effect is a weird symptom called priapism, a painful erection that lasts for more than four hours, which may occur when taking the antidepressant Desyrel (trazodone).
8 / 11 Beware These Drugs That Cause Birth Defects
Birth defects are a very serious medication side effect — and this is why pregnant women are told not to take any drugs before first checking with their doctor. Types of drugs that can cause birth defects include vitamin A in high doses, some blood pressure medications, and some antibiotics. Two drugs that are especially dangerous and potentially fatal for developing babies are Accutane (isotretinoin) and Thalomid (thalidomide). Accutane is used to treat severe acne and Thalomid is used to treat a type of white blood cell cancer.
9 / 11 Seeing Spots? Could Be Your Medication
Visual disturbances may include blind spots, distorted vision, blurred vision, or halos around lights. Medications that can affect your vision include antihistamines, high blood pressure medications, and medications taken for malaria or tuberculosis. One common medication that can cause the weird symptom of tinting your vision blue or green is the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra (sildenafil).
10 / 11 Meds That Make Hair Grow in Weird Places
Most people are familiar with the hair loss that goes along with some types of cancer treatment, but there are also several other common medications that cause hair loss. These include blood thinners, birth control pills, antidepressants, and medication used to treat gout. Hair growth can also be a drug side effect — women may experience unwanted hair growth from steroid medications and from the drug Danocrine (danazol), used to treat endometriosis.
11 / 11 Tendon Ruptures Are a Drug Side Effect, Too
Tore a tendon? You wouldn’t think that taking a common medication used to treat urinary tract infections could cause you to rupture your Achilles tendon, but that is the warning that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued for the class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. According to the FDA, pain, swelling, and tears of tendons in the heel, shoulder, and hand are more likely when taking these drugs. Common medications in this class include the antibiotics Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levaquin (levofloxacin).