Job if you won the lottery?

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Neil Tyson emphasizes strongly how, since the installation of the Nobel Prizes, there have been two Muslim winners, one of which was from Pakistan, yet Jews have won upwards of 1/4 of the Nobel Prizes. Proportionally speaking, almost every one of those Nobel Prizes should be given to Muslims, because of the ridiculous number of people in the world who are Muslim.
There's more Christians than Muslims.
 
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There is something oddly satisfying about working on a ranch or a farm/garden. I used to love to go to my uncle's ranch and help him with various jobs and I wouldn't mind a job like that either.
I'd have to leave out the "oddly", since I was brought up gardening as a pup, and had to help out on my uncle's little farm tending the Herefords and feeding and helping slaughter the pigs. It's in my blood. I have had enough of traveling. There is nowhere I want to go. I have enough here, and would use the money to send poor but deserving kids to college.

I had to quit college because my funds ran out. I did fine in the construction industry and ended up doing consulting work all over the East after a stint in pulp and paper, but that's an exception, probably. I'd rather educate a steady stream of kids from this rural back-water and see what they can give back.
 
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I can't really argue with everything else, seeing as I would be arguing against facts, but his issue wasn't with over-representation, he was merely bringing up the fact that, if you compare the number of Muslims to Jews, then proportionally speaking, there should statistically be far more Muslim recipients than a measly two.
I didn't watch the video but the implication I got from your post was that the unbalance should be ascribed to Islamic Fundamentalism which teaches Muslims to shun math and science (in other words, they just don't pursue the kind of work the Nobel Prizes are given for), rather than a pro-Jewish bias by the Nobel Institution, which isn't even remotely suggested.
 
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I'd become a public high school teacher.
 
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President of the united states 500 mill should be enough to buy that job right?

No actually I would never want to have that much money so I would probably become an arborist and make a tree and leave.
 
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I can't really argue with everything else, seeing as I would be arguing against facts, but his issue wasn't with over-representation, he was merely bringing up the fact that, if you compare the number of Muslims to Jews, then proportionally speaking, there should statistically be far more Muslim recipients than a measly two.

He (and myself) were not expressing some personal vendetta about Jews being awarded too many Nobel Prizes, that would be unethical.

Here's a link to the video, so that you can judge it for yourself, if you wish: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti3mtDC2fQo

(I'm using a tablet right now, so I can only access the mobile version of the video. If it becomes necessary, then I'll edit it later and add the normal link.)
I haven't watched the video yet, I'll try to watch it later. But fair enough, and I apologise for misunderstanding your intent. :smile:
 
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I'd park the money someplace safe for one year and spend that time studying my options. The I'd make a decision.
Agreed!
 
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I would [censored]

President of the united states 500 mill should be enough to buy that job right?
$800 Million Target for Romney Campaign and Republican Committee

9:28 p.m. | Updated A new joint fund-raising initiative between Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee will aim to raise $800 million by November, part of what Mr. Romney’s campaign estimates will be a total of $1 billion spent to defeat President Obama and elect Mr. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor...
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/...for-romney-campaign-and-republican-committee/
 
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"I'd take half of it, buy a zillion cases of beer, call a bunch of hookers, and invite all my friends over for the wildest night of partying ever.

And the rest of it I'd probably just fritter away."

- wish I could remember whose quote this is
 
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I would upen up a music venue and record shop.
 

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