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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

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    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
  2. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    theres a thread on this

    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
  3. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    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..
  4. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    thought I'd move this over here:

  5. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
    ugh...get off your board and take a phoney walk
  6. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    In Vegas you can bet on anything.
    I'm sure that there's a 'terrorist leader board' with a free buffet.
  7. NOUM

    NOUM Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 17, 2003 Messages: 3,966 Likes Received: 0
    The free buffets get me every time.
  8. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    [color=black]here is what my money is on[/color]
  9. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    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.
  10. ctrl+alt+del

    ctrl+alt+del Guest

    worry not, pmb

    Pentagon Cancels Terrorism Betting Plan

  11. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    "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.
  12. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    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.
  13. old*824

    old*824 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2003 Messages: 1,362 Likes Received: 0
    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.
  14. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 174
    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?
  15. $360

    $360 Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2002 Messages: 2,600 Likes Received: 1