Friday, 18 December 2020

How Offshore Oddsmakers Made a Killing off Gullible Trump Supporters

quote [ The emotions and strategies behind record-setting bets on a MAGA victory that never came. ]

You bet the president is sweating
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[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT]


steele said[1] @ 11:38pm GMT on 18th Dec [Score:1 Informative]
Space_1889 said @ 6:58am GMT on 18th Dec
The optimism of MAGA types never ceases to amaze me - I'm just glad that some betting firms managed to take their money and run.

I'm also glad that we have just enough of a civil society left that Trump's ability to screw with the results was limited to below the threshold of success - thank goodness we can look forward to four years of near normalcy.
cb361 said[1] @ 11:57am GMT on 18th Dec [Score:2 Insightful]
Right-wing news sources compete to lie, and MAGA types will pay to be lied to the most. It's a symbiotic relationship. And nothing breaks the feedback loop, which tends over time towards the most barefaced level of untruth.

The news services I watch have a lefty slant, but (IMO) the facts are generally correct. But the right wing news sources peddle the level of untruth that you have to want to be lied to, to believe.

So I don't think it's optimism, as a complete embracing of "alternative" facts. Everybody you listen to is telling you that the polls are fake, and then the vote counts are fake, and then legal actions are on the verge of overturning the Democrat victory.
TM said @ 5:35pm GMT on 18th Dec
I concur. 'Delusional' seems more appropriate than 'optimistic.'
cb361 said @ 6:10pm GMT on 18th Dec
That's much more succinct that my comment.
zarathustra said @ 8:52am GMT on 18th Dec

I wonder if the credit card companies got many stop payment requests.
captainstubing said @ 9:35am GMT on 18th Dec
I wonder if Fish got on that one?

So much winning.
cb361 said @ 6:09pm GMT on 18th Dec
My girlfriend has gotten very into Trump recently, rather like a contrarian rat scrambling aboard a ship just as it sinks. After the election results were in, she was still insisting that Trump had won, so I bet her £1000 that Biden would be made President in January. I won't hold her to it, but for me it was proof of how people get so caught up in their own little bubble of self-confirmation.
Dienes said @ 6:43pm GMT on 18th Dec [Score:2 Underrated]
rylex said @ 6:50pm GMT on 18th Dec
im sorry dude. im hoping for you this is just a symptom.

if not, get that guac!
cb361 said @ 7:16pm GMT on 18th Dec
Well, she has decided to go off her meds again, so based on numerous past experiences we're in for a tiring few months.
rylex said @ 7:40pm GMT on 18th Dec
i know what you mean. once my baby's mom fully got off benzos, she was sure i was dosing her with lsd for about 2 months.

question for you and not to sound cliched, but have you tried high doses of cbd?
cb361 said @ 7:45pm GMT on 18th Dec
On her or me?
rylex said @ 8:13pm GMT on 18th Dec
both. but probably her, it might help to ease some of the paranoid ideation.

would suggest starting with 500mg and trying up to 1.5g.
cb361 said @ 9:13pm GMT on 18th Dec [Score:1 Sad]
And now she’s sneaked out, and I just spent forty minutes walking round the neighbourhood with a torch, trying to find her. I thought she had gone very quiet, after shouting at nobody for most of today. If she doesn’t come back in an hour or so, I better call the police.
mechanical contrivance said @ 10:18pm GMT on 18th Dec
You have the patience of a saint. Not Saint Marck. A different saint.
cb361 said[1] @ 3:44pm GMT on 19th Dec [Score:2]
Thanks. Also, Relief. She was found sheltering in somebody’s unlocked car, sixteen hours after going missing. She told the police she left because we argued. I guess the hours she spent arguing with an imaginary person, that imaginary person was actually me. I thought it was Joe Biden. She wants to go and stay with her son now, although perhaps mental health services might decide to detain her. This has all happened before, and it’ll happen again. But she’s safe and that’s the important thing.
rylex said @ 11:34pm GMT on 19th Dec
sorry brother. i have been through this with a good friend. she actually came to visit a few months ago and had another episode while here on the mountain. had to go look in the nearby forest for her.
cb361 said @ 12:09pm GMT on 21st Dec
That must have been terrifying. At least my girlfriend went missing in a suburban environment, where nothing really bad could happen. Anyway, she has been involuntarily detained now, and I can't visit the because of Corvid. It looks like being a Christmas of cold pizza and jerking off for me.
mechanical contrivance said @ 3:54pm GMT on 21st Dec
You can heat up the pizza.
cb361 said @ 6:29pm GMT on 21st Dec
And ruin the mood? ;-)
Dienes said @ 6:46pm GMT on 18th Dec
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes nothing.

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