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Pentagon setting up market where investors bet on chance of terrorist attacks, etc.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Poop Man Bob, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Pentagon setting up market where investors bet on chance of terrorist attacks, etc.

    Discussion started by Poop Man Bob - Jul 29, 2003

    Does this strike anyone else as really, really wrong?



    Link to Yahoo News story.


    On the Net:

    Policy Analysis Market: www.policyanalysismarket.org

    DARPA's FutureMap Web site: www.darpa.mil/iao/FutureMap.htm
     
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  2. !@#$%

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    !@#$% - Replied Jul 29, 2003

    theres a thread on this

    yes
    it is disgusting

    at least there are a couple of (democratic) senators who agree..
    they are generating a lot of bad publicity
    i saw them excoriating the bastards on tv last night
     
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  3. Poop Man Bob

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    Poop Man Bob - Replied Jul 29, 2003

    Re: theres a thread on this

    Oops .. I didn't see that. Oh well, that thread devolved into three people trading "fuck yous," so maybe this will produce some debate or a little more awareness.

    Although there's not much to debate here. It's absolutely ridiculous.

    Like SteveAustin said, this opens up the possiblity for terrorists to actually make money off of their attacks. How's that for a little added motive? If Terrorist A succeeds, he leaves a nice little pool of cash for Terrorist B to work with. Ugh..
     
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  4. SteveAustin

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    SteveAustin - Replied Jul 29, 2003

    thought I'd move this over here:

     
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    Kr430n5_666 - Replied Jul 29, 2003

    ugh...get off your board and take a phoney walk
     
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    --zeSto-- - Replied Jul 29, 2003

    In Vegas you can bet on anything.
    I'm sure that there's a 'terrorist leader board' with a free buffet.
     
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  7. NOUM

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    NOUM - Replied Jul 29, 2003

    The free buffets get me every time.
     
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    mr.yuck - Replied Jul 29, 2003

    http://www.fatcap.co.uk/host/files/blown_up_pres_e0.gif'>
    [color=black]here is what my money is on[/color]
     
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    villain - Replied Jul 29, 2003

    Yeah this makes no sense to me at all. It's like sponsoring terrorism publicly. I've always said you can predict headlines by keeping a close eye on businesses but this is ridiculous. Could become a kinda self fulfilling prophecy with the money involved.
     
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    ctrl+alt+del - Replied Jul 29, 2003

    worry not, pmb

    Pentagon Cancels Terrorism Betting Plan


     
  11. Poop Man Bob

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    Poop Man Bob - Replied Jul 29, 2003

    "At the Foreign Relations hearing, Wolfowitz defended DARPA, saying "it is brilliantly imaginative in places where we want them to be imaginative. It sounds like maybe they got too imaginative," he said, smiling. "

    Everything is a joke, eh.

    Regardless, I'm pleased the plan got tossed in the trash.
     
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    SteveAustin - Replied Jul 29, 2003

    I'm really beginning to think I need to run for some sort of office. Its painfully obvious some of our "leaders" are extremely ignorant.

    shocked it was real...pleased its gone.
     
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    old*824 - Replied Jul 29, 2003

    hah....thats ridiculous that it even got that far...i mean at least they are down enough to not give a fuck and try to get it legalized.
    the streets are paved with blood in america.
     
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    Doesn't it make any of you uncomfortable that the people who are supposed to protect us were gonna make book on the odds of our continued wellbeing?
     
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