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    Default Re: If you suddenly became filthy rich, would it make you happier?

    OK folks, can we get back to the thread topic please? Thanks,

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    Default Re: If you suddenly became filthy rich, would it make you happier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kestrel View Post
    OK folks, can we get back to the thread topic please? Thanks,
    So about underwear models...
    Do something alone and it's weird, do it with others and it's a club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABTOMAT View Post
    So about underwear models...

    If I was filthy rich I'd hire some... that would make me happy.

    That's on topic, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    I choose not to greatly emphasize my hatred of spelling errors.

    I like well-made automatic watches, so absolute accuracy isn't needed.

    You are forgiven. Though if I reach strike three, I'm going to come to your house and disable your fuse box . . . Then again, that would be about as effective as punishing a woman by taking her shoe-shopping.

    If I win the lottery and suddenly become filthy rich, I'm going to buy Monocrom a really nice automatic watch. But if he comes to my house to disable my fuse box he only gets a beer......maybe two.

    I'll see you guys over on AZPops thread, where we have a lot more leeway for playful banter.

    BTW Monocrom, nice hit.

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    Thank You.

    If you become filthy rich, I'll be happy with a Bremont Solo.

    If I win the lottery, I'll be happy with a Patek Philippe.

    BTW, those are watches, not beers.

    Overall, yeah; large quantities of money can satisfy me. If I had won the lottery 10 years ago, I likely would have spent it all by now and be broke. Wondering what I had bought. Not the case today. Control that money, don't let it control you.
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    I'd start a company so that I can keep my name out of the goldigger sights, then I'd take some time off of work to fix up my parent's house up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H-Man View Post
    I'd start a company so that I can keep my name out of the goldigger sights, then I'd take some time off of work to fix up my parent's house up.

    Sorry for going off topic, but H-Man, the area, or background shown in this photo look familiar?



    My boy (on the right) got some of his training (he was pulled from the program after approx. 6 weeks) in Ojai!


    However to stay on topic. I'd love to be in a position to buy a ranch in this area!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZPops View Post
    Sorry for going off topic, but H-Man, the area, or background shown in this photo look familiar?



    My boy (on the right) got some of his training (he was pulled from the program after approx. 6 weeks) in Ojai!


    However to stay on topic. I'd love to be in a position to buy a ranch in this area!
    Looks familiar, but can't put my finger on it. Seems to be close to the country club. (I just realized that there are 2 golf courses in ojai)

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    Quote Originally Posted by H-Man View Post
    Looks familiar, but can't put my finger on it. Seems to be close to the country club. (I just realized that there are 2 golf courses in ojai)
    Where is Ojai?

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    https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=ojai
    Ventura county, north of Ventura.
    From where you are, take the 5 north to the 101 north, then take the 33 north.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H-Man View Post
    Looks familiar, but can't put my finger on it. Seems to be close to the country club. (I just realized that there are 2 golf courses in ojai)


    Your satellite map doesn't show it since it wasn't built when the photo was taken (however it does show the old water treatment facility). But we were at the New Santa Paula Water Recycling Facility located at Corporation Street and 126 (or Santa Paula Hwy) back in 2009 - 2010. So y'all are behind the large mountain range in the photo.

    Directly after Calvin was rescued from the Corning Shelter by a volunteer for the NDSDF. He was driven to the NDSDF's Headquarters in Ojai to qualify, then start his training.
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    I would buy a Lighthouse by the beach

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    It's only money, so no it wouldn't make any difference to me at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZPops View Post
    Your satellite map doesn't show it since it wasn't built when the photo was taken (however it does show the old water treatment facility). But we were at the New Santa Paula Water Recycling Facility located at Corporation Street and 126 (or Santa Paula Hwy) back in 2009 - 2010. So y'all are behind the large mountain range in the photo.

    Directly after Calvin was rescued from the Corning Shelter by a volunteer for the NDSDF. He was driven to the NDSDF's Headquarters in Ojai to qualify, then start his training.
    Y'all. What a fine word.
    Back on topic: I kinda want a supra or MR2.

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    If I did happen to win the lottery, I would do the following...
    I have a few friends with mortgages on thier homes. I would approach thier banks/mortgage holders with blank cheques, and have the mortgages paid off without telling my friends.
    So now comes the first of the next month, payment is due, and NOTHING gets charged to my friends.
    This is the fun part, but unfortunately I could not witness it first hand.
    The friends check thier bank accounts to see no payment was made.
    They panic, and call the bank. "What happened, why didn't my payment go through?"
    Bank - "You have no mortgage to be paid Mr X"
    Oh to be a fly on the wall for that conversation.

    So, yeah, that would make me happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo63 View Post
    I don't know if it would make me happier, but it would reduce the stress of day to day living.

    I have a job I love, a nice car (ok, it's nothing special, but it is perfect for what I use a car for) a wife I adore, and who adores me, 3 awesome cats.
    i live in a fairly poor rental house, but the rent is rediculously cheap, and it's 15mins from work (20 on a bad day) moving would cost much more, so we are staying put for now

    If I became filthy rich, I would probably try and buy the house i am in, flatten it and rebuild something nicer and more suitable (paying the low rate mortgage with the interest earned on the money I have)

    Maybe buy a fun sportscar too (a caterham or something light and nimble)

    I looked into Caterhams about a year ago, and in the UK you can get them fairly cheap, but after they are sent here, they become much more expensive! But there's another way. There's a guy over at Hotrodders forums who has a "Track-T" which I believe is a 1920's T-Bucket kit car with modern suspension, engine, trans, brakes, etc. It weights less than 2000 lbs, seats 2, and rides like a high performance go-cart on the road, kinda like a Caterham, but with a much more powerful American V-8. It does blisteringly fast 1/4 mile times too. They can be had or built for like $20,000 or maybe less.

    I'd probably add one of them to my collection if I became super wealthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    I remember reading about a man who sold his business for about 20 million dollars. He retired but only increased his spending by about 15%. His children had grown up watching their father work hard every day. It wasn't untill after they had finished collage and became successful that their parents informed them they were going to inherent some serious money. They had already established their fathers work ethic. The parents didn't want money to spoil their children.

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    ^^Thats rare! More often that not, you see the sons and daughters of the wealthy being given everything they want. Another college year just started here, and I see 19-22 year-olds driving $80,000 Porsches and $60,000 BMW's around town.

    Thats one thing I wouldnt do. Who wants kids with bad attitudes, greedy, selfish, ungrateful, etc.? Thats usually what you get when you spoil your kids, but many rich people dont seem to mind......

    I would probably buy my kids a car, but I would make sure they get jobs and pay their insurance at least, and only buy them inexpensive cars. No $80,000 Porsches!
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    One of my good friends in college married his highschool sweetheart a few weeks after they were done with college, then her parents informed them that their wedding gift was her 5 million dollars share of the secret inheritance from their grandparents selling their company.
    To say that it made her little sister "popular" on campus would be a bit of understatement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TORCH_BOY View Post
    I would buy a Lighthouse by the beach
    A lighthouse would be great. I've wanted a retired engine house (fire station) for years. I love the architecture, and the fire-pole would be a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    A lighthouse would be great. I've wanted a retired engine house (fire station) for years. I love the architecture, and the fire-pole would be a blast.

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    In some jurisdictions, when they decommission a firehouse and allow the public to buy it; they force you to remove the poles and cover over the holes for safety / litigation purposes.
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    No problem. I'm filthy-rich. My firehouse would soon have a new pole, right next to the restored fire-engine.

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    Maybe a filthy rich chance in Hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    Maybe a filthy rich chance in Hell.

    ÖK........you löst me. Please explain.

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    Sorry. Just a play on words. You know, as in a snowball's chance in Hell.
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    100% off the grid, state of the art compound.....Secluded with machine guns and land mines for a start
    "Here comes the sun, do-'n-do-do, Here comes the sun do-'n-do-do and I say.......It's all right''

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    Hi Mr. Sun,

    Welcome to CPF.

    A friend of mine did pretty much that in Northern California. He was sure that Peak Oil was going to happen in just a few years. I'll ask you the same question I asked him. If/when "IT" hits the fan, sooner or later the unprepared will come knocking on your door. Perhaps a family of four, starving, begging you to help......What now? Turn them away, let them starve.....what if they just keep begging and refuse to leave.....would you be able to pull the trigger on the 50 cal. and turn a six year old girl into red mist?

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    Hello Chance,

    That topic would be a better fit to the CPF Underground, please feel free to post it there if you wish.
    Further discussion along these lines would be off-topic for this thread. Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    Hi Mr. Sun,

    Welcome to CPF.

    A friend of mine did pretty much that in Northern California. He was sure that Peak Oil was going to happen in just a few years. I'll ask you the same question I asked him. If/when "IT" hits the fan, sooner or later the unprepared will come knocking on your door. Perhaps a family of four, starving, begging you to help......What now? Turn them away, let them starve.....what if they just keep begging and refuse to leave.....would you be able to pull the trigger on the 50 cal. and turn a six year old girl into red mist?

    ~ Chance
    Thanks for the welcome , tons of great and interesting topics ! I will have to digress to the response to your provocative question, I've got a snow balls chance in hell of being that kind of rich.
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    Same here Mr. Sun, since I don't play the Lottery (I figure my chances of winning are the same as those who do) nor do I have any filthy-rich relatives.

    I'd still like to come over to your house and play with your cool toys though.

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    money is great, i can buy all the toys i want, but it to me having a lady that is faithful to me will out do any amount of money
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