$400,000 100-hand Video Poker payout from $500 max bet (@$5/hand) at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 

$400,000 100-hand Video Poker payout for quad (‘four of a kind’) Aces (AAAA) (at max bet $500, (5 credits/hand $1/credit) placed on 100 hands)

$1,085,391 paid out on Superbowl Sunday (Feb 5, 2017) for hitting a Jackpot on a three-reel Wheel of Fortune slot machine.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Video poker player nets $400K jackpot at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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Silicon Valley’s Quest to Crack the God Code

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Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever – The New Yorker

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Kellyanne Conway is a Star

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She’s one of the only officials inThe White House,, other than President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to have Secret Service protection — which staffers receive at the special request of the president, who has famously referred to her as “my Kellyanne.”  Kellyanne Conway is becoming less a supporting character than a bona fide Celebrity in her own right. She is simply more famous — more beloved by Trump fans and more hated by Trump detractors — than anyone in any comparable role in any previous White House

Kellyanne Conway Is the Real First Lady of Trump’s America

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Frm. FBI agent admits: Obama ordered destruction of classified information after Trump election win

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Do lawyers really make that much money when taking into account they often work 50-60 hour weeks?

Do lawyers really make that much money when taking into account they often work 50-60 hour weeks? by Ty Doyle

Answer by Ty Doyle:

First of all, many lawyers don’t make all that much money. The median salary for American lawyers in 2015 was $115,820—an upper-middle-class income, to be sure, but certainly not “1%” money—which means that half of attorneys were below this line. Let’s look at four examples.

First, let’s assume a public interest lawyer making $45,000/yr while working 1750 hours. That works out to little more than $25/hr, a rate that can be had for a lot of work not requiring graduate-level education.

Next, let’s assume a government attorney making $90,000/yr while working 2,000 hours. That works out to $45/hr, many multiples of minimum wage, but not an exceptional sum for a white-collar worker with a professional degree.

Third, let’s assume an in-house attorney for a major corporation making $200,000/yr while also working 2,000 hours. That works out to $100/hr, a pretty good deal.

A lawyer who makes $800,000/yr—let’s assume, conservatively, that he/she works 2,750 hours to get it—winds up taking home about $290/hr, which is a nice amount of hourly compensation.

These are rough illustrations—the $45k lawyer might have to work 2,750 hours, as well—but you get the idea: some lawyers do quite well, but many do not.

Do lawyers really make that much money when taking into account they often work 50-60 hour weeks?

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The Persistent, enduring Mythology of SAW and the new Religion of John Kramer (JIGSAW)

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There’s an unceasing wind that blows through this night, there’s dust in my eyes, that blinds my sight A silence that speaks so much louder than words Of promises broken A man in black on a snow-white horse A pointless life has run its course The red-rimmed eyes, the tears still run As he fades into – the setting Sun

The sweet smell of a great sorrow lies over the land Plumes of smoke rise and merge into the leaden sky A man lies and dreams of green fields and rivers But awakes to a morning with no reason for waking He’s haunted by the memory of a lost-paradise – In his youth or a dream, he can’t be precise He’s chained forever to a world that’s departed It’s not enough, it’s not enough

One world, one soul Time pass, the river rolls And he talks to the river of lost love and dedication And silent replies that swirl invitation Flow dark and troubled to an oily-sea A grim intimation of what is to be

 

The Mythology of SAW and the New Religion of John Kramer | kylebstiff

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The Shocking Complexity of the Saw Movies – Overthinking It

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And you thought Inception was tricky. Lost like flashbacks, dream (well, nightmare) sequences, circular narrative references. Intentionally mirrors Seven in eerily echoic analogies to skeletons in the closet and secrets from the past returning to haunt

The Shocking Complexity of the Saw Movies – Overthinking It

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