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post May 18 2006, 12:30 PM
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i was reading the wrapper for the Topps Evolution Lord of the Rings cards. you can mail in a 3x5 card for you name, etc for a free chance at getting one of the memorabilia cards. it says, "Potential Canadian winners will be required to first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question. Include on a 3x5 card the answer to the following skill-test question, 10 x 2 + 8 - 4=?

What is that all about? I mean, I'm all for making fun of Canadians, but that's only because i'm secretly jealous. But what's the deal with that? Is there some kind of Canadian lottery law that prohibits games of chance, hence, the "skill test"?

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QUOTE(jedichef @ May 18 2006, 01:30 PM)
Is there some kind of Canadian lottery law that prohibits games of chance, hence, the "skill test"?
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I think they should require a driving test too...10km x 2mi + 8yds - 4m = ?

It all sounds like fun, but wait until they require the geography skill question for US residents. laugh.gif

By the way, the answer is 24. wink.gif

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post May 18 2006, 12:51 PM
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QUOTE(snowblink @ May 18 2006, 09:45 AM)
I think they should require a driving test too...10km x 2mi + 8yds - 4m = ?

It all sounds like fun, but wait until they require the geography skill question for US residents.  laugh.gif
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Are you the same guys who boo the canadian national anthem at hockey games.. mad.gif


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post May 18 2006, 01:11 PM
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QUOTE(aceecards @ May 18 2006, 12:03 PM)
Are you the same guys who boo the canadian national anthem at hockey games.. mad.gif
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QUOTE(aceecards @ May 18 2006, 10:03 AM)
Are you the same guys who boo the canadian national anthem at hockey games.. mad.gif
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I've never booed any nat'l anthem, that's just plain rude. My wife and I have actually thought of moving to Canada.


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QUOTE(jedichef @ May 18 2006, 11:50 AM)
I've never booed any nat'l anthem, that's just plain rude. My wife and I have actually thought of moving to Canada.
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Heh yes the old skill testing questions....its the Canada gov'ts way of saying if you aren't smart enough to add and subtract you shouldn't be allowed to have money or a prize.

Imagine the embarrasment you'd feel if you hit the lotto and failed the skill testing question laugh.gif laugh.gif

My buddy and I won on some sports action football and had to go to the lotto centre to collect and they asked us some math question but we passed biggrin.gif biggrin.gif and it was money in the bank.


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QUOTE(yangsterksi @ May 18 2006, 07:42 PM)
Heh yes the old skill testing questions....its the Canada gov'ts way of saying if you aren't smart enough to add and subtract you shouldn't be allowed to have money or a prize.

Imagine the embarrasment you'd feel if you hit the lotto and failed the skill testing question  laugh.gif  laugh.gif

My buddy and I won on some sports action football and had to go to the lotto centre to collect and they asked us some math question but we passed  biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif  and it was money in the bank.
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I know Canada has a lottery, they actually require answering a math question to collect?


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QUOTE(jedichef @ May 19 2006, 12:52 AM)
I know Canada has a lottery, they actually require answering a math question to collect?
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Yes there is a skill test question for pretty much everything that involves winning a prize. That way its not considered gambling as you actually did something to obtain the prize. The gov't here gets a nice chunk of all lotto/contest/bingo/etc money so they are all too happy to see it happen. They also get nice chunks of change from the casinos too.

Thus we canucks don't have to report lotto/prize winnings of any amount as income
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QUOTE(yangsterksi @ May 20 2006, 02:24 AM)
Yes there is a skill test question for pretty much everything that involves winning a prize.  That way its not considered gambling as you actually did something to obtain the prize.  The gov't here gets a nice chunk of all lotto/contest/bingo/etc money so they are all too happy to see it happen.  They also get nice chunks of change from the casinos too.

Thus we canucks don't have to report lotto/prize winnings of any amount as income
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The skill testing stuff is pretty od tho. But whatever works.


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QUOTE(oldspice_007 @ May 24 2006, 01:41 PM)
Canada is sweet! I love it!

The skill testing stuff is pretty od tho.  But whatever works.
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Wow, so my jealousy of Canada is completely justified. I thought i just wanted to live in canada because it's cleaner than the US...i have so much to learn.


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QUOTE(jedichef @ May 25 2006, 01:11 PM)
Wow, so my jealousy of Canada is completely justified. I thought i just wanted to live in canada because it's cleaner than the US...i have so much to learn.
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I don't mind the trade-off of the skill testing question vs having to pay taxes on my winnings. Besides, I count good. tongue.gif



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