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### Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Close the schools in celebration. (Has the side benefit of keeping troublemakers at home looking after their six-fingered children.)

(JK, Trumpians that I know are very nice, with nice children.)
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### Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

(JK, Trumpians that I know are very nice, with nice children.)
Until you get under their skin.
Do the children call you 'Sir' or is is just kids of the military?

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### Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Trump has apparently recently been kicking around the idea of starting a new political party, say a “patriots party”. That would be wonderful! Imagine his new party getting 50 million voters or so. That would (obviously) totally destroy the GOP and, at the same time, keep them completely out of the reach of power. Aside from, like, Wyoming.

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### Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Bearish -

Even more socialist/communist leaning news sources have started to admit that there are discrepancies between the official line and what actually happened on January 6.

There are photos, videos and other evidence which show that what happened wasn't incited by Trump.  Your 'incitement' talk earlier would have to be gauged on what was seen and if that video was edited. I'm not trying to call you out personally, I'm just saying that there have now been people from the other side, who don't care about Trump to begin with, that are saying things don't add up.

Might take a bit to digest, but worth taking a deep long think about, methinks.

As for your "patriots party" talk - haven't heard that anywhere. Seems like another ruse, similar to 'there will be mass assaults on Capitol buildings in states!", which turned out to be red herrings.

CMcCoy.

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### Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Was the US Constitution set up with Oliver Cromwell in mind, i.e. worst case scenario?
In a few words: no concentration of power in the hands of the few and an elaborate system of checks and balances.
Who would have known that 2020 was the year in which the much availed 'system of checks and balances' would break down completely? Due process was shown to be a thing of the past and political treachery / nattering nabobs of nincompoopery took over to 'regulate' what they think should be best.

The founding fathers are probably turning in their respective graves right now. "'Shit...we bet it'd take 1000 years before the kids mess this up...' Ah well! Jefferson! You won, good sir! What do you want as a gift for foretelling the future?"

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### Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

OK - you’re kind of new here. I don’t know what hole you slithered out of, but please go die in it!

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### Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Oh - if there was any doubt left, I was definitely trying to call you out personally.

CarterMcCoy
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### Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

(JK, Trumpians that I know are very nice, with nice children.)
Until you get under their skin.
Do the children call you 'Sir' or is is just kids of the military?
An elementary school teacher called me 'sir' once. I asked her why she had done that, as it was a bit offputting and weird given I was in the fifth grade. "Out of respect. That's how you speak respectfully to one another" was her answer.

Had I known what a 'facepalm' meme was, I'd have shown it to her on the spot.

CarterMcCoy
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### Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

OK - you’re kind of new here. I don’t know what hole you slithered out of, but please go die in it!
No, not new here. Actually my first profile was on here before yours was. But I digress..

CarterMcCoy
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### Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Oh - if there was any doubt left, I was definitely trying to call you out personally.
Figured you'd take it that way, which is silly. But that's fine with me.

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### Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Oh - if there was any doubt left, I was definitely trying to call you out personally.
Figured you'd take it that way, which is silly. But that's fine with me.
That was what could be considered a Scandinavian welcome and I'll give you an American one - Hey, awesome that you are here again, look around, catch up on things, and have fun!

I think I recognize your style. Are you a philosophy aficionado, by chance? If so, you will observe that we have fallen into querulous disarray, but there is always hope!  Veni, vidi, vici.
The spectacle is not a collection of images, but a social relation among people, mediated by images. - Guy Debord

CarterMcCoy
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### Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Ah well, my dad likes to call me the king of 'non-committal' answers. Thanks for the welcome though, as we have exchanged messages before a long long time ago (star wars theme playing) - my former tidbits were few and far between, but I did bet on farmer making me $30 at end of year (from a$10 spot) on a bet you wagered. If you can find that, then you'll know my original nick on here.

I've noticed that a lot of the old-timers have left. T4A, farmer, ppauper, etc. Do you know why that is? I dropped off because of a job change and other responsibilities, and then came back on because my new responsibilities required some quant-space work.

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### Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Very good - a puzzle I can solve later this week then, after the peaceful transition of power has been completed. (assuming that it does...)

Yes, it has been a long road - the pH level of the system went down dramatically some time ago and it just wasn't worth it for some people. T4A made a heroic effort, but hopefully is enjoying running marathons in the western mountains and studying everything under the sun, as he did. Farmer still comes by every once in awhile; several months ago, he showed us a hog killing robot he had built - it was a seriously good shot, although the video made me sad to see - I guess that wild hogs are a real problem in Florida. ppauper's disappearance is a mystery, although being an ardent and very vocal Trump supporter, he was catching heavy flak every day and maybe just drifted off into a GOP-friendly zone somewhere. We built some bipartisan monuments before he left though and he is memorialized in several stories and poems from the Middle Ages here.

Anyway, good to have a member of the old crew back; if there are any wagers this year, they will probably revolve around Biden overturning Trump legislation (or Executive Orders, which were the preferred autocratic form of rule-making), and Major League Sports in the Time of Covid.
The spectacle is not a collection of images, but a social relation among people, mediated by images. - Guy Debord

CarterMcCoy
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### Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Ah well, politics makes things boring. That's what I liked about 'old school' America: never ever bring up politics. Keeps the peace that way.

Seeing as I'm back on the same footing as back in the day, I'd say we start discussing and placing some more market- and event-based bets. Bat aids has made it much more interesting than the aftermath of 2007-2008.

We can start with industrials and then delve down into peripheral businesses. Betting if they're going bankrupt, going to be bought out or not. Gordon Gekko style. (heaven forbid I utter that name here...)

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### Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

A Covid Casino here sounds good to me.

A natural evolution!

BTW: Do you remember Anthis? He was great company in that GFC era, but has been gone for a long time - maybe finished his PhD and got a real job.

Anyway, will devise some wagering concepts and tracking systems during my little vacation. Have a good night.
The spectacle is not a collection of images, but a social relation among people, mediated by images. - Guy Debord
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