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Would You Give Up The Internet For 1 Million Dollars? (video)
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Posted on 07/08/2011 7:41:25 AM PDT by 1rudeboy

The number of Internet users worldwide has now surpassed two billion and so many of us have integrated the web into our lives so much that it's hard to quantify how much it's worth to us. But why not give it a shot? Think about it.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: no; yes

1 posted on 07/08/2011 7:41:29 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Too bad someone can’t run this video over to the White House.


2 posted on 07/08/2011 7:42:19 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

You first, Just remember that would include here. FreeRebulic.


3 posted on 07/08/2011 7:44:35 AM PDT by ThomasThomas (I am still looking for that box I am supposed to think out of.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Yes, I would. FReegards.


4 posted on 07/08/2011 7:46:03 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: ThomasThomas
I would, probably, for $1M/year, after tax and annualized.

But definitely it would have to be $1M/year.

5 posted on 07/08/2011 7:47:18 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

I use the internet to make money so let me check my calculator...

Hell Yes!


6 posted on 07/08/2011 7:48:46 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Purge the Legalize-Drugs Cop-Hating Pro-Homosexual-Marriage Liberaltarians from FR.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Would You Give Up The Internet For 1 Million Dollars?

Sure. You don't need the Intrawebs. There are plenty of respectable news outlets out there for news.


7 posted on 07/08/2011 7:50:04 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 1rudeboy

No you can’t bribe me from looking for the truth.


8 posted on 07/08/2011 7:51:21 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: ThomasThomas
Now that I think about it, I would probably do it for $500K/year, after tax.

I might go as low as $200K/year, but I'd like to see a financial wizard run the numbers (how much would such an annuity cost up front, I wonder?).

9 posted on 07/08/2011 7:52:00 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Sure would.


10 posted on 07/08/2011 7:53:28 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: 1rudeboy
Who in the heck is that freak with his face painted...and bouncing around?

That's what we have come to.

And the answer is no. I am a meteorologist for the military...so I couldn't...I have to do all my work on the 'net. However, once I retire...have my patch of land and little prepper heaven out in the middle of nowhere? The answer might be yes.

11 posted on 07/08/2011 7:54:39 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: 1rudeboy

In a New York minute. My brother and SIL don’t have a computer and are existing just fine.


12 posted on 07/08/2011 7:54:43 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I use the internet to make money so let me check my calculator... Hell Yes!

LOL!

13 posted on 07/08/2011 7:57:13 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: 1rudeboy

Yeah, I would. I’d buy a 60ft yacht, stock it, put the rest in investments and kiss the internet goodbye.


14 posted on 07/08/2011 7:57:37 AM PDT by struggle
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To: 1rudeboy

I think you’d have to define “internet” a bit more precisely. Would it include a prohibition of any device or service that utilizes the web? I’m not sure it’s possible unless it’s just giving up casual browsing and personal activity.


15 posted on 07/08/2011 8:01:34 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: 1rudeboy
I absolutely would. I worked my whole life and was able to save about $500k. My house is worth $150-$200k and is paid for. I'm losing about as much as I make anymore in the stock market. If I could get a check for a million dollars, I would cut the puter off and start living. What I'm doing now, I wouldn't call living. Scrimping and scraping trying to make my IRA last till Social Security kicks in is getting VERY hard. A million dollars would more than double my savings over night.

I'm not cheap, but I can be had. We are just negotiating price now. Seriously, the first thing that poped into my mind was, "How will I get Beck's GBTV without the internet?"

A million dollars or Beck, a million dollars or Beck,.......Hmmmm, let me think about that. I suppose I could make it with just the radio portion.

16 posted on 07/08/2011 8:06:19 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: 1rudeboy

I would depend on ‘how long’ I would have to give up the internet.


17 posted on 07/08/2011 8:07:28 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: 1rudeboy

You betcha!


18 posted on 07/08/2011 8:10:04 AM PDT by pigsmith (Behind the heart of liberalism is a deep hatred of God.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Absolutely! I would buy a shack on a tropical beach in South America. My career is in IT and when I am done working I am going to be a luddite.


19 posted on 07/08/2011 8:11:19 AM PDT by WMarshal (Where is the next Samy Adams?)
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To: WMarshal

Tristan da Cunha looks more and more appealing to me, but I’d probably have to marry a citizen to live there (if that is even allowed).


20 posted on 07/08/2011 8:14:38 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Hell yes


21 posted on 07/08/2011 8:18:10 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Genoa

I would if it was clear money.


22 posted on 07/08/2011 8:22:27 AM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE US!)
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To: struggle

I think you underestimate the cost of a 60’ yacht.


23 posted on 07/08/2011 8:45:26 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Dan Nunn

Not a 80’s built used sailboat or catamaran.


24 posted on 07/08/2011 8:56:56 AM PDT by struggle
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To: struggle
Yeah, I would. I’d buy a 60ft yacht, stock it, put the rest in investments and kiss the internet goodbye.

Ditto. See you on the high seas!

25 posted on 07/08/2011 9:23:37 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: 1rudeboy

Absolutely.


26 posted on 07/08/2011 9:30:47 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: 1rudeboy

heck, I would do it for 100k clear and free.


27 posted on 07/08/2011 9:47:51 AM PDT by melkor
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I would!..Do you know how much porn one can by with $1million dollars...you could get your porn star with that kind of money....AHEM...I mean, how would I talk to my friends and colleagues here on FreeRepublic.com then??


28 posted on 07/08/2011 10:13:52 AM PDT by gman992
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To: 1rudeboy

For a year yes forever no.


29 posted on 07/08/2011 10:36:35 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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30 posted on 07/08/2011 11:06:36 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: 1rudeboy
don't tell the government how much we think it is worth.

this is a VERY bad question to ask.

31 posted on 07/08/2011 11:23:29 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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