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The War Room Bet Thread V5

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Lead, Aug 28, 2020.

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Best bet(s) settled in the last bet thread (see closed bets section in post 3)

  1. Bet 16 HUNTERMANIA v. Lead

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  2. Bet 21 oleDirtyBast4rd v. HomerThompson

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  3. Bet 24 Lead v. HomerThompson

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  4. Bet 25 waiguoren v. HomerThompson

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  5. Bet 28 IGIT v. HomerThompson

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  6. Bet 36 Trosky v. waiguoren

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  7. Bet 40 PolarBearPaulVarelans v. waiguoren

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  8. Bet 42 HereticBD v. waiguoren

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  9. Bet 46 Jack V Savage v. Rockapotomuss

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  10. Bet 38 ObamaPhoneLady v. VivaRevolution

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  1. Lead /Led/ like the blanket Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    This thread came out swinging
     
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  2. Jack V Savage Secretary of Keepin' It Real/Nicest Guy on Sherdog Platinum Member

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    It's like a badger in a bear trap. He's stuck but feisty.
     
  3. Jack V Savage Secretary of Keepin' It Real/Nicest Guy on Sherdog Platinum Member

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    I mean, I'm not an outdoorsy type, and I've never seen either a badger or a bear trap IRL, but I imagjne they get pretty vicious if they get caught in them...
     
  4. irish_thug Meme Mod Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I have a bear trap. I would not advise getting stuck in it.
     
  5. HereticBD Plutonium Belt

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    And?

    The very first post you quoted, is me putting your ridiculous fears to rest over Trump not conceding. Even after I clarified that it would not be an issue, you still tried to sell it like it was in the last post you quoted. LOL! Fail. The alternative bet you offered, is completely irrelevant. You wanted to add an extra layer to the bet and make another bet, and I said no, because the original bet was simple enough.

    My posts speak for themselves. Not only was I the one aggressively trying to get you to sign off on the bet the whole time, I also made every concession imaginable to whatever pathetic garbage you brought up(like if Trump becomes a dictator, LOL), and I offered you the same bet months earlier, and you wouldn't take it. I also made the exact same bet with someone else prior to you. Yet, according to your brilliant logic, I was trying to avoid it. Yeah, you're not insane or anything...
     
  6. Lead /Led/ like the blanket Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    The Pepsi / bacon one is still your top outdoorsy analogy for political discussions.
     
  7. irish_thug Meme Mod Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I'm going to need the background on this one.
     
  8. Lead /Led/ like the blanket Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Probably not as great as I make it out to be but it was an analogy of infighting in the Democratic Party between progressives and the more moderate side:

     
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  9. irish_thug Meme Mod Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    That's pretty fucking funny tbh
     
  10. Lead /Led/ like the blanket Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    You now will be one of two people who know when I’m making that obscure reference.
     
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  11. Limbo Pete Fake History Man

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    Hey!
     
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  12. JDragon I like posters who don't get reported.

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    @Jack V Savage I would love to like (most likely re-like) that old post of yours @Lead has quoted here criticizing the left's tendencies to drift into CT territory, yet for some reason I cannot.

    I smell a conspiracy
     
  13. Fawlty Memesy were the borogroves Platinum Member

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    I had literal just Pepsi and bacon for dinner one night last week, but didn't think about its significance at the time.

    I'm interested in some kind of bet regarding mail-in voting. Anybody have any coin-flippy fun propositions in mind? Or a starting place to figure one out?
     
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  14. JDragon I like posters who don't get reported.

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    Number of states flipped by mail-in voting (i.e. where would the outcome be different for "offline" votes only).
     
  15. Jack V Savage Secretary of Keepin' It Real/Nicest Guy on Sherdog Platinum Member

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    I respect the approach (looking for a fair bet from your perspective), but I don't share it. I like to look for bets where both parties think that they're very likely to win because of some fundamental difference in thinking. Like how I believe in trying to predict elections by looking at evidence, and right now it's looking like Biden's odds are around 70%-80%, but @HereticBD seems to believe that if you wish hard enough, the universe cannot deny you so he thinks Trump's chances are 100%. Wai thought that he had a method that would work better than polls.

    Theoretically, that type of bet should at least cause one party to re-evaluate things, though more often, people react like wai (who figured that his loss meant that the election was stolen or something). At least it's in the record for anyone else to see, though.
     
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  16. Fawlty Memesy were the borogroves Platinum Member

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    That's a good thing too, I just like action and preferably swingy or odd proposals for funsies.
     
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  17. Fawlty Memesy were the borogroves Platinum Member

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    Okay here's a proposition:

    We will (or will not) know the winner of the presidential election before 12am Nov 4th.

    May be able to pin down some terms that work, and I think this one might actually be close to 50/50.
     
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  18. HereticBD Plutonium Belt

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    What are you predicting?
     
  19. Fawlty Memesy were the borogroves Platinum Member

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    I think it's close to 50/50. I might be able to be talked into taking either side of that one.
     
  20. Jack V Savage Secretary of Keepin' It Real/Nicest Guy on Sherdog Platinum Member

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    "Knowing" is going to be a little tricky to define. I can see Heretic taking the deal without defining it, and then when @Lead asks for a specific definition, him throwing out some bullshit like, "when the inauguration happens, we'll know."
     

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