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    Why can't I?

    Was thinking about this last night.
    Large companies peer into crystal ball and make predictions about how much money they are going to make in future. (for all the good financial analysts do, they may be better off looking at the stars )
    Then, when they come up short (usually by several millions) tell everyone (investors, tax man, etc) they have 'lost' that amount so dividends are not paid and they need tax break, etc.
    So, Why cant I buy a $3.00 lottery ticket, say its an investment then write off 20~30 million dollars as a LOSS when I don't win?
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    because: republicans

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    Yer a second class citizen. And there's nearly a century of demographic/socialogical "think tanks" studying how to redistribute wealth upward.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Century_of_the_Self


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_American_Ruling_Class


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    #1 - His location indicates he's British so I'm guessing republican's had nothing to do with it.
    #2 - I've never heard of this happening - projections aren't used to determine profits or losses, not in the US anyway.
    #3 - Don't let facts get in the way of a good story.
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    Keep in mind that political discussions are not allowed on this forum.
    Best to let this thread end here.
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    I guess some people take things way to serious?
    It was meant as a joke.
    It may not be legal or correct but, I work for a US company
    They make projections on past results, (projection, 13% growth, actuality, -2%, layoff time)
    'Loss' was 15% not 2%?

    BTW, I'm in Flori-duh

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    Economics math is different from algebra math?
    Like a parallel universe...
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    quote:Originally posted by CurbTiger

    Economics math is different from algebra math?
    Like a parallel universe...
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    yep. sort of like sometimes florida is in the UK. []

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