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July 29, 2003 4:03 AM   Subscribe

Trading on the Future of Terror [LA Times] The war on terrorism has come to this: The Pentagon is setting up a commodity-style market to use real investors — putting down real money — to help its generals predict terrorist attacks, coups d'etat and other turmoil in the Middle East. You can sign up here to bet on suicide bombings.
posted by srboisvert (7 comments total)

 
You don't say?
posted by Zonker at 4:18 AM on July 29, 2003


Echo echo echo echo
posted by Outlawyr at 6:24 AM on July 29, 2003


DELETE Delete Delete Delete
posted by soyjoy at 8:31 AM on July 29, 2003


And now, abandoned.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:44 AM on July 29, 2003


Shame, I had a get rich quick scheme all worked out. The only work I had to do was press a button.
posted by vbfg at 10:03 AM on July 29, 2003


It's too bad, these sorts of things are usually great at their purpose; that is, information dispersal. It only works with a large number of informed people playing, of course, but if it has that, it can do quite well.
posted by dcodea at 2:12 PM on July 29, 2003


Damn...I missed it...oops.
posted by srboisvert at 3:23 PM on July 29, 2003


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