Thursday, April 07, 2016

Thursday Reads

This example is a reason most states require lottery winners not to be anonymous.

Unlike Mega Millions and Powerball - which use ball machines in their drawings - the Tipton brothers allegedly targeted lotteries where winning numbers were selected by computers.

Prosecutors say they discovered unauthorized codes on the computer in Wisconsin during drawings that fell on certain dates and times. The codes directed the computer not to randomly generate numbers, but instead to use an algorithm whose results could be predicted.
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More information has come out about the former WCSD school board member who resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment of a minor at his place of employment at a private business.
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The Clinton email "scandal" is another bunch of partisan bullshit without any substantiation, just like the fake "scandals" of the 1990s.
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Obituary: Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps, a member of one of the last great owner-breeder families in American horse racing, has died. He was 75 years old.

Phipps helmed the last of the great family stables that once dominated Thoroughbred racing in the United States. The fourth generation of his family to race Thoroughbreds in the U.S., Dinny Phipps bred and campaigned champions Inside Information, Rhythm, Storm Flag Flying, and Smuggler, as well as Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Pleasant Home and four-time grade I winner Dispute. In co-ownership with his cousin Stuart Janney III, Phipps won the 2013 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with Orb.

Phipps served the Thoroughbred industry for many years in many ways. He was chairman of The Jockey Club, the New York Racing Association, the Breeders' Cup board, and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association board at various times. He also worked as a financier and was chairman of his family's Bessemer Trust until retiring from that position in 1994.

He was very well-liked in racing circles. The Phipps family had and has a business partnership with Claiborne Farm, which has existed for decades.

The family remains active in the sport.
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The problem with people who need to take paid leave is they don't know how to work the system the way politicians know how.
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