Pentagon discovers Assasination Politics, deadpools

Bill Frantz frantz at
Tue Jul 29 11:23:16 PDT 2003

At 10:20 AM -0700 7/29/03, Major Variola (ret.) quoted:
>                     He said they would recommend that the Pentagon not
>spend any funds already
>                     in place for the program and said they would pull
>the plug on it during
>                     House-Senate budget conference committee
>negotiations later on this year.

Note that properly run, this "Ideas Futures" market would be a money maker,
not a cost center.  For only a modest percentage of the winnings, it could
be self sustaining.  Perhaps someone with a profit motive will pick up the

If they don't want the label of "Assasination Politics", they can forbid
bets on individual deaths, and still have nearly the full field, including
wars, revolutions, "nonstandard" attacks, and elections available for play.
(c.f. the way eBay and Yahoo limit themselves.)

Cheers - Bill

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