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  1. Okay. But if it comes to a point where voters are saying "Yes, my candidate is corrupt but is less corrupt than your candidate", then it's time for those voters to take a step back and consider the system that has presented them with such a choice. Having said that, it's important to note that nobody in either candidate's family has been formally charged with a crime much less found guilty.
  2. One thing: I would hope that the potential wrong-doing of Trump's family doesn't cancel out the potential wrong-doing of Biden's family, or vice versa, in anyone's mind. American voters should be looking at both for potential cases of influence peddling.
  3. Newsweek has a report on this: https://www.newsweek.com/hunter-biden-received-35-million-payment-ex-moscow-mayors-wife-republican-report-says-1533834 A couple of things stand out: It's a report done by the Republicans. This doesn't mean it's false. But it's not like it was done by some impartial investigators. Also, according to the Newsweek article: "The report does not allege that there was anything illegal about these transactions." It's a story worth keeping an eye on but, as yet, I'm not sure this is an early October surprise in September.
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    NFL thread

    A useful lesson for those who bet on football games: **************************************************************************************** It’s never over until it’s over. While many have called the Dallas Cowboys' comeback against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday miraculous, for one unlucky bettor it was a devastating turn of events. A dreadful performance in the first quarter put the Cowboys in an early 20-0 hole, and it seemed any time the offense would pick up some momentum, the Dallas defense would be unable to stop the Falcons to help close the gap. According to BetMGM, with seven minutes left in the fourth quarter -- while the Falcons were leading the Cowboys, 39-24 -- Atlanta’s odds on the in-game money line were -3333. And with what appeared to be a sure thing, someone placed a bet worth $35,000 on the Falcons to win -- which would have only won them $1,050. Everyone knows how this story ends. After a pair of touchdowns in the final five minutes, a mesmerizing onside kick, and an ice cold game-winner from Greg Zuerlein, the Cowboys sealed the fate of one terribly bad beat. “We weren’t supposed to win that game,” Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott said. There’s at least one other person out there who would agree. +++ https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/cowboys/2020/09/21/cowboys-miraculous-win-over-falcons-cost-one-unlucky-bettor-35000/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=SportsDay+s+Michael+Gehlken+breaks+down+one+improbable+play+-+and+stat+-+that+gave+Dallas+a+chance+vs++the+Falcons+-+Your+Cowboys+Catch-Up&utm_campaign=Cowboys_09222020&vgo_ee=46G8bPW%2BhKh40Fhdw4JRd%2FlMy%2BOWWuyaZunZiCXh6gI%3D
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    NFL thread

    I've actually never seen a parlay based on money lines before. I wasn't sure how the parlay odds were calculated on this type of bet so I asked Mr. Google at: https://www.sportsrec.com/calculate-money-line-parlays-7707555.html According to this site, shouldn't the parlay you lost have paid about 9x your bet? I'm not trying to be persnickity about your post - I'm trying to understand how the payoff on this type of bet is calculated. Thanks.
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    They certainly did. And they really blew it on the final short kick at the end of the game, standing around watching the ball travel 10 yards. What were they thinking? Having said that - that might be a good rule change. That neither side can touch the ball before it travels 10 yards. At least then the kicking team has a hope of recovering. As the rules stand now it's near impossible for a short kick to succeed.
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    NFL thread

    That's the tricky thing about betting parlays. You got 5 out of 6 right and I'm guessing you pretty much broke even?
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    NFL thread

    Cowboys beat Atlanta. And I watched the game. And I have no idea how they did it.
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    NFL thread

    Well, time and a defense. And a functioning offensive line would be helpful, too.
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    NFL thread

    Can Joe Burrow play defense?
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    NFL thread

    Cincinnati +6 sounds good to me. Let's go, Joe!
  12. Had I been a been a billionaire I like to think I'd have done something similar. But I'm not sure if I would have. And I'm pretty sure I would have put aside 100-200 million for myself rather than 2 million, just in case. So I was pretty impressed when I read this cool story. Full story at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenbertoni/2020/09/15/exclusive-the-billionaire-who-wanted-to-die-brokeis-now-officially-broke/#73008b5c3a2a ***************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Charles “Chuck” Feeney, 89, who cofounded airport retailer Duty Free Shoppers with Robert Miller in 1960, amassed billions while living a life of monklike frugality. As a philanthropist, he pioneered the idea of Giving While Living—spending most of your fortune on big, hands-on charity bets instead of funding a foundation upon death. Since you can't take it with you—why not give it all away, have control of where it goes and see the results with your own eyes? “We learned a lot. We would do some things differently, but I am very satisfied. I feel very good about completing this on my watch,” Feeney tells Forbes. “My thanks to all who joined us on this journey. And to those wondering about Giving While Living: Try it, you'll like it.” Over the last four decades, Feeney has donated more than $8 billion to charities, universities and foundations worldwide through his foundation, the Atlantic Philanthropies. When I first met him in 2012, he estimated he had set aside about $2 million for his and his wife's retirement. In other words, he's given away 375,000% more money than his current net worth. And he gave it away anonymously. While many wealthy philanthropists enlist an army of publicists to trumpet their donations, Feeney went to great lengths to keep his gifts secret. Because of his clandestine, globe-trotting philanthropy campaign, Forbes called him the  James Bond of Philanthropy.
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    One thing I was surprised about in Week 1 (at least in the games I watched) - the lack of penalties. I was expecting a flag fest given the teams' lack of preparation but the games just rolled along. Hope it keeps up for the rest of the season.
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    Given my (very) modest level of betting I'm not to concerned about who I bet with. But that early cashout is interesting - I've never heard of that before. Does bet365 allow for bets on single games? At one time I heard BCLC was thinking about it but it hasn't seemed to happen.
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    ??????? Betting through BCLC, I've got Steelers -6 and Titans -3.