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[Quote]^This. Any serious casino has rotating (machine shuffled) decks. Counting cards is quite ineffective given this.  There are ways to up your odds by 'paying attention' but there's little to no way to game a Casino.

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what do yall feel about islam?

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what do yall feel about islam?

[Quote]Knowledge goes far beyond high school teachings. They go way beyond college teachings. In markets, you don't make money by parroting understanding gleamed from edited history. You make money by understanding what is probably and likely to occur based on a firm understanding of history, truths beyond what everyone knows, and being able to logically construct what implications that has for the present/future. If you're wrong/a nut job/believe in illogical conspiracies you don't make money and I make gobs of it. My 'theories' are tested daily which is why I enjoy markets. Beyond me, there is something quite clear underlying your commentary exampled in quotes like:  "The problem is there is no (good) alternative to Capitalist Democracies, they are the best we are going to get. " A static perception of the world as if it never changes... As if history doesn't example that the world goes through changes and will continue to get better. This highlights that you are stuck on perceptions and understandings within a limited frame. I can't help you escape it. If you want to call everything outside your limited frame of knowledge a conspiracy, so be it... You'll be forever restricted to what you know.You're not alone in the world. There's tons of people who take that point of view and they are far from understanding and empowerment. They and you are right where people in power want you.   Nothing you have said is beyond a basic understanding of history... As you have said yourself "High school level". You want to gain understanding in this world? You have to go beyond reading edited history and try to construct logical extrapolations yourself. I called you a 'parrot' because you're just repeating something you read. You're not deriving anything on your own, you're not thinking critically, nor are you the least bit interested in people who do so successfully. So, stay in your frame... The world will keep turning .. Keep changing ...  and you'll keep parroting the foolishness that empowered people use to rule the world. [Image] If you need a starting point, i suggest you start here :  [URL] (Award winning BBC documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerful means of persuasion for both governments and corporations.) Propaganda -> Politics -> Marketing  Good Day

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what do yall feel about islam?

[Quote]"The basis of capitalism is exploitation. Profit is made from not paying workers the full value of their labour. Greed causes conflict. Fucking over people is what it is."  And for all the history buffs, it is quite clear that no system lasts forever. Typically it starts out with the good intentions due to lessons learned from the failure of the previous system. Over long runs though, that shitty human nature (greed/corruption) set in and ruin it. There's typically not much wrong w/ the systems that we design. The problem is the long run outcomes that result given that greedy/selfish human beings end up running it w/o the best intentions in mind. The self-correction mechanisms built in such systems get removed via (Secrets/classified information), bureaucracy, politics (aka propaganda and misinformation), and you end up with something far from the original... It collapses under its own weight and we attempt to start again. This is the history of man kind.

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[Quote]Don't waste your time TimDot. This fool took some history courses at his local community college and thinks he has a firm grasp on the reality of the world by being able to parrot off surface level commentary.

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what do yall feel about islam?

[Quote]Believe what you want. You don't make history nor have a firm grasp on events that shape history. What you do is read stories told by people of how history was made, parrot it back line-by-line, and quite frankly falsely extrapolate that to the present. Don't reference your education when it's on the low scale. I have already stated what mine is over the course of several threads. What day-to-day measure do you make of your 'firm grasp of reality? I trade equity and commodity markets, it behoves me to not have my head up my ass. It helps when I understand exactly what is happening on a geopolitical scale and how the U.S uses shotgun approaches to global diplomacy (i.e - How escalating tensions between the U.S and Russia would eventually lead to this very oil price manipulation.. Short oil produces, Short bio-fuel, and bet on declining oil).  I know there are a good number of people on this forum that are uneducated, believe in conspiracies, and generally don't know what they're talking about. Don't mistake me as one of them. I'm just here most often to observe the interacts of this community.  So, save your academic suggestions for somebody else. I am likely far more educated than you. I'm beyond that and use it as the basis for which I come up with predictions about future events from which I make money.  So, in case it wasn't clear enough for you  :  > The majority of the people who committed 9/11 were from Saudi Arabia. Osama Bin Laden was from a wealthy family in Saudi Arabia. We are big business partners with :   (Saudi Arabia/United Arab Emirates/Kuwait/Iraq/Algeria/Qatar) + Pakistan (Where Osama Bin Laden was found in a Pakistani Military Town)  > We did fly Osama Bin Laden's family out shortly after the attacks (People with money)  > We didn't invade any of those OPEC countries due to business/money ... > Who we did invade are enemies/competitors of those countries under false pretense    * Afghanistan was invaded for several reasons which had nothing to do w/ a war on 'terrorism'   * Iraq (power/resources)   * Syria (power/resources)   * Libya (Power/resources/destabilization/competitor of our business partners who wouldn't play ball)   * What the pages are about in the 9/11 report that several congressman are attempting to get released (the [b]real[/b] history you will parrot back some time in the future which you claim now is conspiracy) > OPEC nations (i.e : Saudi Arabia) do fund  the very rebels in those countries who cause the Middle East to become unstable (It helps guarantee their cushy cornering of the oil market). I.E :  [URL] (here's where reading reuters would do you some good)  What Russia has is an incredible amount of intel on this situation which is why they've been seemingly one step ahead of the U.S on these matters. I.e - Their intervention in Syria and their pro-active seizing of Crimea under the intel that the U.S was going to try its destabilization methods in Ukraine. So, the U.S goes on to it's next bag of tricks : Economic warfare (a la cratering oil prices) and getting his OPEC buddies to tow the line of not cutting supply (keeping them down). Oil is going to miraculously rise back about $75/barrel and north to $100 by the summer.  My box is tested everyday by how well I do for myself and how well my advice helps others make money.  Unlike you, this isn't an academic exercise for me nor an attempt at self validation on some silly ass fashion forum. You know some things. However, it's quite limited and does nothing to help you accurately predict future events. What you do is parrot out the edited history after its been made. So, don't think you have me fooled for a minute. You might have some of these uneducated niggas on here fooled by stating the obvious and claiming anything outside of it as 'conspiracy' but I'm not those niggas. So, back to your regularly scheduled program of basic knowledge that can be gleamed from a going on wikpedia.

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what do yall feel about islam?

[Quote]^this. And that concludes my commentary on this thread.

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what do yall feel about islam?

[Quote]The world is ran by lesser men who follow and empower even lesser men.

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what do yall feel about islam?

[Quote]The majority of the 9/11 attackers including Osama Bin Laden (from quite a wealthy Saudi family) were from Saudi Arabia. Why we went to Afghanistan and Iraq where there was 'nothing' is beyond your 1-dimensional understanding. Hell, we even :  [URL] Why Oil prices crater below profitability in such stellar fashion yet no one in OPEC cuts supply in a time when that is the only measure we can take to harm Russia is beyond your understanding. Yet, it gets right to the heart of our deep relationship with :   (Saudi Arabia/United Arab Emirates/Kuwait/Iraq/Algeria/Qatar) + Pakistan (Where Osama Bin Laden was found in a Pakistani Military Town)  Stick to the 1-dimensional reality you've formed from academia and parroting headlines from reuters. You have an understanding but not nearly enough to sit here and try to debate people. The U.S has a clearly defined business and documented history of fucking countries up for its own ends. All of the powerful countries use the people of the least means to manipulate and steer towards deplorable actions they want to distance themselves from. This is how the world functions... This is the nature of man. There is no conspiracy about it.. It stares you in the face everyday. Thus, you're a fool to try to sit here and argue different. So, save the parroting of the known dimensions of global hegemony .. You're not saying anything amazing that people in the know don't already know.  What could serve you some good is if you shut up for a minute and listen to something beyond your own limited perspective.

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what do yall feel about islam?

[Quote]Your reality is 1-dimensional. The world, however, is not.

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what do yall feel about islam?

[Quote]I stand by my comments as someone who actively trades this market. P.S - Who do you think controls OPEC? (Saudi Arabia/United Arab Emirates/Kuwait/Iraq/Algeria/Qatar) ? Beyond that, time will tell how this plays out. I'm not even going to go into this any further especially with someone who puts as little/thought into their commentary as you.

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what do yall feel about islam?

TIMDOT is speaking sound logic on analyzing this situation. Trillions of dollars spent, millions of lives lost and for what? Nothing was achieved but loss. This is to an outsider. You peel more layers of the onion and you start to understand that there are groups of people who are in the business of doing this as a means of maintaining control and power in ever present circumstances where they are losing it. Take this orchestrated oil price collapse ... It's harming millions of innocent people in countries dependent on it as an export :  [URL] America and our older cousins Europe are still playing games of yesteryear .... The shit that causes wars and chaos ... Whereas our dumbasses are still trying to maintain our grip on the world by destabilizing competitors, others are pursuing more productive paths of bringing people up and building bonds by helping. It's all quite intriguing to watch go down...  It's increasing becoming clear whose going to be the loser of this played out game when the dust settles and it's quite saddening that the world has to grind through this bullshit (once again) with many of the innocent people suffering the majority of the consequences. Playing bitches as pawns against each other and they don't even know it.

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what do yall feel about islam?

[Quote]Living good B'. Took time off from working to delve deep into matters of the world and the hard sciences. Scientists of a time past (Von Neumman, Feynman, Einstein, Godel, Turing) ... Browse around various communities I was always interested in.. Gained insights and worked a side project centered around information gathering/structuring. Currently working to get VC funding and turn it into something profitable. Sup w/ you? How you livin?

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what do yall feel about islam?

[Quote]I agree that civilized people with things to lose for doing such things don't do such things but that doesn't mean some dumb-asses who are uncivilized and without won't do what they constantly told you they would do. If you fail to understand this, it is you who is retarded and possibly this Cartoonist who made a living taunting radicals.  That nig got his wish sadly :  "I would rather die standing than live on my knees," Charb had once been quoted as saying. At the time, al-Qaida had just placed him on its death list in its online magazine [i]Inspire[/i].

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what do yall feel about islam?

[Quote]You wouldn't walk into a jail cell with someone who has a life sentence for murdering people and talk shit about them in front of their face for 48 hours.. The only idiot is someone who doesn't realize the risk they are taking by doing so.  Jackass #1 = person who taunts radicals  Jackass #2 = radicals Two jackasses go at it .. None walk out The world doesn't change by such exchanges ... You just end up as two tombstones. Reasoned people still live on .. Reasoned religious people .. Reasoned journalist.

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