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The bet is $5 (Lawyer Steve is a cheapskate).

The stakes:

Lawyer: The US will invade Venezuela before or on January 20, 2009.

Primetown: The US will not invade Venezuela before or on January 20, 2009.

This does not include dark ops. The bet is for a known military invasion on Venezuela.

Discussion.

Just to give some background, our lawyer friend from Rockland County also believes a military draft will occur in the not so distant future.

"Obviously, I want to make a living (in soccer), to say the least," he said. "There's so much you can accomplish in the soccer world, and right now I'm focused on having a good season with the Red Bulls. Ultimately, our goal is to win the MLS Cup, and I see no reason why we can't." - #4 Tyler Adams


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i'll match the $5 against an invasion by that date, steve. i was the guy in the red t shirt in case you didnt know.
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I can't see the U.S. invading another country, especially with how things are going in Iraq.

I also don't believe we'll see a draft anytime soon. If it was going to happen, Bush would have made it happen by now.
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Ooh...

Now, had you said Iran, I'd be throwing money at you before you could complete the thought, but...

I'm going to have to hear from both sides in the lot before the DC game before I make a call on this one.

By the way, the new thing I'm wagering on is there being an "e-9/11" before inauguration day, leading to huge problems for a little while, and then to massive censorship of the web, probably through an "e-Patriot Act"
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Our lawyer friend did mention an Iran invasion as a definite possibility and felt it could happen before the election.

I didn't disagree with the possibility.

"E 9/11"? I'm intrigued now. At least give me a link or something of that nature, so I can get an understanding of what you are talking about.

Venezuela, litigator? I wouldn't mind upping the ante just a wee bit more. Not sure what we can do, but this could be fun.

Up the ante:

A couple packs of cigs for you.

Or a pack of beer for me.

This is the ESC we are talking about here. Currency is not money, it's in the fun stuff.

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I don't know what soldiers we would use so I'm goin with Jay here.

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Venezuela for the oil and gas refineries I imagine?

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Venezuela for the oil and gas refineries I imagine?


That was definitely part of his theory.

My thinking is along with Mr. Vallo. What troops would be sent to go about invading that country?

And two... I'd think that the administration/government has a couple other countries higher in its order of invading than that South American country.

"Obviously, I want to make a living (in soccer), to say the least," he said. "There's so much you can accomplish in the soccer world, and right now I'm focused on having a good season with the Red Bulls. Ultimately, our goal is to win the MLS Cup, and I see no reason why we can't." - #4 Tyler Adams


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Won't happen for a longer period of time than that.

We still need to retool and rebuild our standing armies from Iraq and Afghanistan.

We will not have the support of any other country that shares borders with them either.

You should have given Steve 10 to 1 odds on this one.

With five bucks, that's pretty pathetic, but 10 to 1 makes a shitload more sense.

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Won't happen for a longer period of time than that.

We still need to retool and rebuild our standing armies from Iraq and Afghanistan.

We will not have the support of any other country that shares borders with them either.

You should have given Steve 10 to 1 odds on this one.

With five bucks, that's pretty pathetic, but 10 to 1 makes a shitload more sense.

to be fair, colombia is our sock puppet down there. they're like the israel of south america with how much military aid we give them. the colombian president, uribe, would like nothing more to show how much of a good lap dog he is for the US.
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You should have given Steve 10 to 1 odds on this one.

With five bucks, that's pretty pathetic, but 10 to 1 makes a shitload more sense.


I completely agree with you, BUT this whole thing was his idea. He was very serious about it and was the one who wanted to do the "bet."

I wanted to up the ante a bit, but he was being the wise litigator he is and kept the wager at a minimal level.

I still think it should be a case of beer of my choice verse 4 packs of cigs. But that's up to the Rockland County's Finest.

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I completely agree with you, BUT this whole thing was his idea. He was very serious about it and was the one who wanted to do the "bet."

I wanted to up the ante a bit, but he was being the wise litigator he is and kept the wager at a minimal level.

I still think it should be a case of beer of my choice verse 4 packs of cigs. But that's up to the Rockland County's Finest.



4 packs? You might as well have me buy a carton considering the difference in cost.

And then he might actually ante up more. Addict. :lol:

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Too many invasions man. I think Jay will win though.

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"E 9/11"? I'm intrigued now. At least give me a link or something of that nature, so I can get an understanding of what you are talking about.


Anything for you buddy.

This is a Google Video link to a lecture on the future of the internet. The gentleman second from the left is Lawrence Lessig, a law professor from Stanford. He founded Stanford's "Center for Internet and Society" and a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Fast forward to 4:30 or so, here's a transcript:

There’s going to be an i-9/11 event. Which doesn’t necessarily mean an Al Qaeda attack, it means an event where the instability or the insecurity of the internet becomes manifest during a malicious event which then inspires the government into a response. You’ve got to remember that after 9/11 the government drew up the Patriot Act within 20 days and it was passed.

The Patriot Act is huge and I remember someone asking a Justice Department official how did they write such a large statute so quickly, and of course the answer was that it has been sitting in the drawers of the Justice Department for the last 20 years waiting for the event where they would pull it out.

Of course, the Patriot Act is filled with all sorts of insanity about changing the way civil rights are protected, or not protected in this instance. So I was having dinner with Richard Clarke and I asked him if there is an equivalent, is there an i-Patriot Act just sitting waiting for some substantial event as an excuse to radically change the way the internet works. He said “of course there is”.


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4 packs? You might as well have me buy a carton considering the difference in cost.

And then he might actually ante up more. Addict. :lol:


You are right. I will discuss an increase in the wager with Lawyer Steve on Sunday.

He also owes me a story about Korea, but that's for a totally different discussion.

Menace... As always thanks for sharing the information. Now, I can form my own opinion on that topic.

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