Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Bad beat/Moaning/Venting thread - Wordle Gummidge

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
    The lack of Trump tweets suggests:
    1. he is way sicker than the 'mild symptoms' advertised or
    2. they haven't figured out how the fuck to spin this or
    3. he stuck his phone up his arse on torch mode
    joint favs imo
    My 2c and nothing more. Don't think they'd be going for the 'mild symptoms' if he wasn't already pretty ill. Think Biden should be isolating, and not travelling to whatever event he's going to. 90 mins of him shouting at you indoors just last Tuesday?
    Gone full 'Glinner' since June 2022.

    Comment


      Most US presidents do two terms right? I'm not sure who will be most upset if Trump wins, Biden or RDIII.
      Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

      Comment


        Originally posted by Wombatman View Post
        Most US presidents do two terms right? I'm not sure who will be most upset if Trump wins, Biden or RDIII.
        I'd put Solks and SP ahead of those 2.
        Gone full 'Glinner' since June 2022.

        Comment


          All that happens is narratives get spun to suit the stories in a way that supporters can make sense of them. None of it matters. I get great laughs from this thread when people are posting these gotchas moments like this is suddenly the time people wake up and see reality. These two chuckleheads are a great example.

          Comment


            Originally posted by Wombatman View Post
            Most US presidents do two terms right? I'm not sure who will be most upset if Trump wins, Biden or RDIII.
            Jimmy Carter and G HW Bush are the recent 1 termers. So not that uncommon.
            Gone full 'Glinner' since June 2022.

            Comment


              ...
              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

              Comment


                People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
                https://revolut.com/referral/jamesb8!G10D21

                Comment


                  Trump being moved to hospital.
                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                  Comment


                    Betfair suspended again.
                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                    Comment


                      Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                      I'd put Solks and SP ahead of those 2.
                      I'd be more shocked they let him back in . I just couldn't see it . Hes been horrific. I do dislike what he stands for though so correct I guess .

                      Comment


                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                        Betfair suspended again.
                        Surprisingly they released a brief update on it:

                        "An update from the Betfair Exchange team on the market suspension on Friday (October 2)...

                        The Betfair Exchange suspended betting on the US election for a brief period on Friday (October 2) in order to protect customers with unmatched bets in the market.

                        Those unmatched bets have now been cancelled and the market re-opened at 16:30.

                        We will continue to monitor any material developments and will make appropriate decisions on any further market suspensions, if deemed necessary."

                        Comment


                          ...
                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

                          Comment


                            I didn't think the Regeneron was all that controversial unproven effectiveness but low risk, I thought that they'd give him that quack remedy he was pimping.
                            Turning millions into thousands

                            Comment


                              ...
                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

                              Comment


                                Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                hmm. I don't really get this. Theres always news flowing on this market and if people leave open unmatched bets that's probably their problem and a nice lesson to not do that in the future?
                                Trump was actually being backed in that brief period betwen reopen and closure again
                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                                Comment


                                  He didn't look too bad walking out to the chopper.
                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                                  Comment


                                    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                    He didn't look too bad walking out to the chopper.
                                    Yeah except for them not having a mic for him to talk to even for a second which seemed a bit odd.
                                    I'm raising the resurrection to 17%

                                    Turning millions into thousands

                                    Comment


                                      Hedroxy *whispers * take it .

                                      Comment


                                        Denny might be buying me dinner yet.
                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                                        Comment


                                          Might have to transfer my 'favourite Amendment' allegiance from the 5th to the 25th....
                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                                          Comment


                                            Ah despite all the crap with him, doesnt he have a teenage son. Hope he's ok in the end, He is Box Office to be fair to him.

                                            Comment


                                              Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                                              Ah despite all the crap with him, doesnt he have a teenage son. Hope he's ok in the end, He is Box Office to be fair to him.
                                              Tens of thousands of people are dead because of him, you don't have to wish him well.

                                              Comment


                                                Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post

                                                Tens of thousands of people are dead because of him, you don't have to wish him well.
                                                You are intelligent and old enough to be able to sift through all the stuff that is plastered at you wall to wall by the media and "social media". Is he a good/great President or even person, on balance no. Is he a likeable person, God no in my opinion. Should he have been near the Oval Office once, nevermind twice - not in a million years but this is the world we live in now, its redic stupid but the power of numbers is what counts. Do I wish him well if Covid hits him hard - yes, because I'm a human being and the man has a family.

                                                Comment


                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                  hmm. I don't really get this. Theres always news flowing on this market and if people leave open unmatched bets that's probably their problem and a nice lesson to not do that in the future?
                                                  My thoughts too. It's the problem in having the largest exchange owned by some of the larger sportsbooks.

                                                  I understand why a sportsbook closes as the liability sits with them but imo this type of scenario shouldn't have an exchange close.

                                                  I just feel it is a little unnecessarily risk averse on their part.

                                                  Still closed atm.

                                                  Comment


                                                    Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

                                                    You are intelligent and old enough to be able to sift through all the stuff that is plastered at you wall to wall by the media and "social media". Is he a good/great President or even person, on balance no. Is he a likeable person, God no in my opinion. Should he have been near the Oval Office once, nevermind twice - not in a million years but this is the world we live in now, its redic stupid but the power of numbers is what counts. Do I wish him well if Covid hits him hard - yes, because I'm a human being and the man has a family.
                                                    Yeah this.

                                                    ​​​​​​I hope he pulls through.

                                                    I also hope he's humiliated at the polls.

                                                    I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

                                                    Comment


                                                      Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

                                                      You are intelligent and old enough to be able to sift through all the stuff that is plastered at you wall to wall by the media and "social media". Is he a good/great President or even person, on balance no. Is he a likeable person, God no in my opinion. Should he have been near the Oval Office once, nevermind twice - not in a million years but this is the world we live in now, its redic stupid but the power of numbers is what counts. Do I wish him well if Covid hits him hard - yes, because I'm a human being and the man has a family.
                                                      What on earth does it have to do with social media? I don't think you have any idea of what sort of man, and the death and destruction he has caused every day he has been in power. From pushing racist conspiracy theories, encouraging people not to wear masks, suggesting people drink bleach or take untested drugs...I could go on for forever. Most callously, he has continually pushed to remove millions of Americans healthcare, (which would be bad enough at the best of times, but now it's beyond belief). I assume you weren't aware of this - because it should appal every human being. He may have a family, but so do most of the people who died needlessly under his watch.

                                                      Comment


                                                        HJ: you should look at Biden's speech yesterday for a lesson in how to set a tone.
                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                                                        Comment


                                                          Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                          Yeah this.

                                                          ​​​​​​I hope he pulls through.

                                                          I also hope he's humiliated at the polls.
                                                          If he even gets to the polls.

                                                          Looks like that WH reception last weekend for Judge Barrett was the superspreader event. Kellyanne Conway and Stepien (Trump's campaign manager) latest ones diagnosed.
                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                                                          Comment


                                                            No need for HJ to act like a politician. I hope Bill Barr gets it, and it kills him too!

                                                            Barr is an avid bagpiper. He began playing at age eight and has performed competitively in Scotland with a major American pipe band. At one time, Barr was a member of the City of Washington Pipe Band.
                                                            Gone full 'Glinner' since June 2022.

                                                            Comment


                                                              Never realised these liberal snowflakes were the "eye for an eye" types.

                                                              Comment


                                                                I wish well the dying children of Somalia and Syria et al. I dont wish Trump well . His kids (the non fondled ones ) will do fine . If that makes me a liberal snowflake so be it . It's my liberal snowflake gut feeling about this puerile self serving ignorant man. He is entertaining all right but at a cost . His continuance as a president will KILL more people . The needs of the many ....

                                                                Comment


                                                                  Originally posted by Murdrum View Post

                                                                  My thoughts too. It's the problem in having the largest exchange owned by some of the larger sportsbooks.

                                                                  I understand why a sportsbook closes as the liability sits with them but imo this type of scenario shouldn't have an exchange close.

                                                                  I just feel it is a little unnecessarily risk averse on their part.

                                                                  Still closed atm.
                                                                  SPOT ON

                                                                  Comment


                                                                    Charlie

                                                                     

                                                                    Comment


                                                                      The problem with being a self-righteous liberal snowflake is that it turns others into Trumpists.

                                                                      Be liberal, don't be preachy.
                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                                                                      Comment


                                                                        Originally posted by Murdrum View Post

                                                                        My thoughts too. It's the problem in having the largest exchange owned by some of the larger sportsbooks.

                                                                        I understand why a sportsbook closes as the liability sits with them but imo this type of scenario shouldn't have an exchange close.

                                                                        I just feel it is a little unnecessarily risk averse on their part.

                                                                        Still closed atm.

                                                                        Turning millions into thousands

                                                                        Comment


                                                                          If Frankel caught it from Trump it would be a personal tragedy but also wonderful moment of karmic comedy.



                                                                          EjZVgxiXgAE7l-x?format=jpg&name=small.jpg
                                                                          Turning millions into thousands

                                                                          Comment


                                                                            Could it be that Betfair/PP will be looking to get a hugely lucrative license in America eventually?
                                                                            And having unmatched bets swept up on a dead presidential candidate (if the worst came to the worst) wouldn't play well in front of a licensing committee.

                                                                            Comment


                                                                              Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                              The problem with being a self-righteous liberal snowflake is that it turns others into Trumpists.

                                                                              Be liberal, don't be preachy.
                                                                              You are overthinking it . People dont turn into anything. You are who you are . If you are racist it will surface somehow. You just need an excuse.

                                                                              Comment


                                                                                Originally posted by ArmaniJeans View Post
                                                                                Could it be that Betfair/PP will be looking to get a hugely lucrative license in America eventually?
                                                                                And having unmatched bets swept up on a dead presidential candidate (if the worst came to the worst) wouldn't play well in front of a licensing committee.
                                                                                I'm not sure, perhaps that is it. It's almost certainly more about reputational risk than market risk.

                                                                                The exchange and sportsbook must take the same decision, unfortunately that means the exchange suffers a poor decision which wouldnt arise if they were separate entities.

                                                                                Comment


                                                                                  Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                  HJ: you should look at Biden's speech yesterday for a lesson in how to set a tone.
                                                                                  I'm not running for president, I don't have to pretend I have any sympathy for him.

                                                                                  Comment


                                                                                    Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                                    You are overthinking it . People dont turn into anything. You are who you are . If you are racist it will surface somehow. You just need an excuse.
                                                                                    Nope. The single word that did most to get Trump elected was 'deplorables'.
                                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                                                                                    Comment


                                                                                      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                      Nope. The single word that did most to get Trump elected was 'HILARY'.
                                                                                      FYP

                                                                                      Comment


                                                                                        Look, we haven't all been supporters of his.
                                                                                        In fact, many of you hated him for what he's done over the last four years.
                                                                                        But I think we can all show a bit of humanity for a family man suffering from Covid.
                                                                                        Get well soon, Sadio.

                                                                                        Comment


                                                                                          Might be of interest to anyone from around the Tallaght direction.....

                                                                                          Comment


                                                                                            Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post

                                                                                            I'm not running for president, I don't have to pretend I have any sympathy for him.
                                                                                            Don't moan about more mature and compassionate people who do have sympathy. If you don't care about a 74 year old man with children and grandchildren getting Covid then I suggest that all your woke posting is a load of disingenuous virtue signalling rubbish, and that in truth behind it all you're just not a very nice person. You don't have to "deserve it" to be wished well from a life threatening illness.

                                                                                            Comment


                                                                                              Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                                                                                              Ah despite all the crap with him, doesnt he have a teenage son. Hope he's ok in the end, He is Box Office to be fair to him.
                                                                                              Yeah think the glee in the last 24 hours is grim and disappointing. You can disagree with someone politically without wishing them death.

                                                                                              Think people have lost perspective in the last few years. He's not exactly Stalin.

                                                                                              Comment


                                                                                                Originally posted by Murdrum View Post

                                                                                                My thoughts too. It's the problem in having the largest exchange owned by some of the larger sportsbooks.

                                                                                                I understand why a sportsbook closes as the liability sits with them but imo this type of scenario shouldn't have an exchange close.

                                                                                                I just feel it is a little unnecessarily risk averse on their part.

                                                                                                Still closed atm.
                                                                                                It's crazy. It's an event that was quite foreseeable and possible. Mad that markets were shut rather than being instantly repriced. It's not exactly a black swan event for a politician on campaign during a pandemic to get infected.

                                                                                                Comment


                                                                                                  Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post

                                                                                                  What on earth does it have to do with social media? I don't think you have any idea of what sort of man, and the death and destruction he has caused every day he has been in power. From pushing racist conspiracy theories, encouraging people not to wear masks, suggesting people drink bleach or take untested drugs...I could go on for forever. Most callously, he has continually pushed to remove millions of Americans healthcare, (which would be bad enough at the best of times, but now it's beyond belief). I assume you weren't aware of this - because it should appal every human being. He may have a family, but so do most of the people who died needlessly under his watch.

                                                                                                  https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...a5f_story.html
                                                                                                  If your want to improve society you shouldn’t do it by killing off or wishing dead those who fit your utopian model.

                                                                                                  Comment


                                                                                                    Originally posted by hotspur View Post

                                                                                                    Don't moan about more mature and compassionate people who do have sympathy. If you don't care about a 74 year old man with children and grandchildren getting Covid then I suggest that all your woke posting is a load of disingenuous virtue signalling rubbish, and that in truth behind it all you're just not a very nice person. You don't have to "deserve it" to be wished well from a life threatening illness.
                                                                                                    Can you please explain to me how me posting unpopular opinions on IPB is somehow virtue signalling? I don't think there is a big silent majority patting me on the back for posting about sexism and racism!

                                                                                                    Also, it's a shame you can't seem to get your post cross without getting so angry - myself and Dice were having a polite discussion; I don't think he minded me disagreeing with him.

                                                                                                    Comment


                                                                                                      Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post

                                                                                                      It's crazy. It's an event that was quite foreseeable and possible. Mad that markets were shut rather than being instantly repriced. It's not exactly a black swan event for a politician on campaign during a pandemic to get infected.
                                                                                                      Glad you shared as I was curious of your opinion. I figured you would be best placed to know what type of events would justify taking such a decision to suspend markets in general. Obviously not the same as financial markets but I’m sure some analogies can be drawn.

                                                                                                      Exactly as you said, although the pandemic occurred post market creation, one would assume that they had enough time to address the possibility of this arising.

                                                                                                      Comment


                                                                                                        Where is the line for not caring about someone dying?
                                                                                                        Is there a line?

                                                                                                        What about caring and being sympathetic to the people who died as a result of someone’s negligence?

                                                                                                        Should we feel sorry for the perp and the victim?

                                                                                                        All genuine questions, the ethics of it is interesting. I for one could not give a bollox about Trump. I don’t wish him death, but it will happen for him eventually and I will have a beer when it happens. Not to celebrate the mans demise but to know that I can find comfort in knowing a bit of evil is gone.

                                                                                                        Does that make me evil?

                                                                                                        I suppose I could just if ignore him.

                                                                                                        Tough oul spot.

                                                                                                        This may or may not be an original thought of my own.
                                                                                                        All efforts were made to make this thought original but with the abundance of thoughts in the world the originality of this thought cannot be guaranteed.
                                                                                                        The author is not liable for any issue arising from the platitudinous nature of this post.

                                                                                                        Comment


                                                                                                          Meh maybe it is celebrating the mans demise. Maybe I’m being disingenuous.

                                                                                                          Off to golf.
                                                                                                          This may or may not be an original thought of my own.
                                                                                                          All efforts were made to make this thought original but with the abundance of thoughts in the world the originality of this thought cannot be guaranteed.
                                                                                                          The author is not liable for any issue arising from the platitudinous nature of this post.

                                                                                                          Comment


                                                                                                            Originally posted by Murdrum View Post

                                                                                                            Glad you shared as I was curious of your opinion. I figured you would be best placed to know what type of events would justify taking such a decision to suspend markets in general. Obviously not the same as financial markets but I’m sure some analogies can be drawn.

                                                                                                            Exactly as you said, although the pandemic occurred post market creation, one would assume that they had enough time to address the possibility of this arising.
                                                                                                            Paging GAB I think as I don't know.

                                                                                                            A traditional bookie suspending their market on news like yesterday makes perfect sense to me. But an exchange? Don't get it.
                                                                                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                                                                                                            Comment


                                                                                                              ...
                                                                                                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

                                                                                                              Comment


                                                                                                                ...
                                                                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

                                                                                                                Comment


                                                                                                                  I was very upset when grandpa Sadam was killed . I didnt mention it at the time as I was scared of social media backlash. His little scared face as they hung him.

                                                                                                                  Fk Trump

                                                                                                                  Comment



                                                                                                                    Comment


                                                                                                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                                      Read a story about Nicholas Lyndhursts young son dying and it just seems awful - I've thought about it quite a few times. By contrast, Trump dying is just getting rid of a leech who has contributed far more bad than good to the world. Who used his power of persuasion to awful effect.
                                                                                                                      If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
                                                                                                                      All things arise in dependence upon conditions. Trump is a very damaged and developmentally limited man but he didn't just choose to be that way. I've though a lot about Trump and what he must have experienced growing up to be the way he is. I was thinking about his last night with his illness and felt very sad for him.

                                                                                                                      Mary Trump's (psychologist niece of Donald) book gives a sense of what it was like for Donald to have a father like Fred and what it did to him:


                                                                                                                      I think lack of sympathy, empathy, etc.for people capable of it is often down to not taking the time to imagine what it is like for that person. Trump is undoubtedly a very unhappy man, and always has been. I wish he weren't the way he is as a person, for his sake and for the sake of others. I wish him well. I wish him whatever growth and development is possible for him. But it's only possible to wish that through 1) recognising he is similar to the rest of us as a human being, and he wants to be happy and not suffer, and 2) actually imagining what it is like to be him and what he has likely experienced to be this way.

                                                                                                                      Comment


                                                                                                                        There's actually an interesting debate to be had on this subject, forget about the details of this case. Should a person automatically be entitled to sympathy if they are sick? Can you think of anyone in history you wouldn't extend this to?

                                                                                                                        Versions of this argument have been around long before any of us were alive.

                                                                                                                        Comment


                                                                                                                          I don't want trump to die. I want him to rot in prison for the rest of his life.

                                                                                                                          Comment

                                                                                                                          Working...
                                                                                                                          X