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(Philly.com)   Something new and different - Donald Trump sues to have his name removed from a building   (philly.com) divider line 18
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1015 clicks; posted to Business » on 07 Aug 2014 at 10:58 AM (20 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-08-07 09:55:37 AM  
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2014-08-07 11:01:58 AM  
Trump Plaza is certainly looking rather shabby, so I'm not surprised that he doesn't want his name attached to it.
 
2014-08-07 11:03:27 AM  
Wait, when did it become the farkface von Clownstick Taj Mahal?
 
2014-08-07 11:11:27 AM  
Too farking bad, Donald.  They've built up that name and whatever reputation surrounds it for too long and removing that name would be an expense and harm their name and brand.

I remember when Trump sued a dive bar in Bumfark, Georgia because it was called Trump's so this is not new or different, subby.
 
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2014-08-07 11:30:39 AM  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_Entertainment_Resorts


He ran the company into the ground, effectively destroying it.  Was forced out for being such a sh*tty businessman.  Now he complains the company he ruined doesn't have the money to fix his mistakes,  He truly is a Republican hero.
 
2014-08-07 11:44:01 AM  
Do they pay him a licensing fee for the name?  I don't see any other way he could win this.
 
2014-08-07 11:58:51 AM  
We here in the greater Chicago area feel his pain.

www.chicagonow.com
 
2014-08-07 12:04:05 PM  
I didnt know he was no longe connected to them. If  Iwent to AC his name on the building would have kept me away anyways and if I was the people running it I would have distanced myself from that assclown as soon as the ink dried on the paperwork.
 
2014-08-07 02:01:59 PM  
I will never, for the life of me, understand why anyone would gamble with serious amounts of money now that we understand the math behind why you will always lose.
 
2014-08-07 02:07:21 PM  
Ha ha ha Donald.  Note how the story refers to the casino coming out of bankruptcy for the 3rd time.  How many Trump business deals have hidden in the bankruptcy courts?  20?  30?  This guy is an assclown.

Oh and Donald, the name went with the business deal to sell of the entity.  Too bad so sad.
 
2014-08-07 02:24:44 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: I will never, for the life of me, understand why anyone would gamble with serious amounts of money now that we understand the math behind why you will always lose.


I went to Atlantic City for the first (and last) time a few weeks ago.  The colleague I was traveling with and I stopped in at Trump Plaza and then saw the sights along the boardwalk.  The colleague dropped 40 bucks on blackjack on the way out, lost it all, of course.  That's actually well within the range of what I call entertainment money and I guess he was entertained.  A guy sitting next to him at the table must have had about $400 worth of chips out and seemed to be losing steadily.  I don't understand that.

Anyway, we also stopped at the Absecon Lighthouse, which made the visit worthwhile for me.  Seeing the gigantic Fresnel lens up close was fascinating.  The rest of the town appeared to be a pile of steaming shiat, but I wasn't trying to look too closely.

Bye, bye, Atlantic City.  Nice meeting you.
 
2014-08-07 03:09:45 PM  
FTA:  "Days later, Trump asserts, the company sent letters to its employees and announced it would close Trump Plaza in September without notifying him. "

"People think we operate [the company], and we don't. It's not us. It's not me. "


Then why would you care if they closed without notifying you, Donald?
 
2014-08-07 03:33:58 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: I will never, for the life of me, understand why anyone would gamble with serious amounts of money now that we understand the math behind why you will always lose.


Not sure what you mean by now we understand the math behind it. Wasn't it always pretty obvious that the probability of winning was always in the house's favour? I mean it is not like it would take the most cutting edge computer to calculate the fact that no matter how you bet in say roulette there will always be more losing outcomes than winning ones.
 
2014-08-07 04:13:25 PM  
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2014-08-07 06:16:13 PM  

SansNeural: The rest of the town appeared to be a pile of steaming shiat, but I wasn't trying to look too closely.


Your story reminded me: I've been to Atlantic City, and I've even been to one of Trump's casinos. (To disappoint the casino and hang around and not gamble with serious money.) It might have been one of these.

I'd forgotten all about that. Probably because I'd rather forget. In all seriousness it was you saying "the town is a pile of steaming pile of shiat" that made me remember what an ugly, non-entertaining entertainment district that place is.
 
2014-08-07 06:26:47 PM  

mechgreg: Not sure what you mean by now we understand the math behind it. Wasn't it always pretty obvious that the probability of winning was always in the house's favour? I mean it is not like it would take the most cutting edge computer to calculate the fact that no matter how you bet in say roulette there will always be more losing outcomes than winning ones.


I don't know the specifics, you could be right but I thought it was only some of the simplest games were solved a long time ago. While the semi-complex ones were more recently solved.

Poker, for example, is still unsolved and because of the large human component will never really have a closed answer. The widely-recognized poker strategies are proven by experience, not by hard proof, and even those are situational "best" (because of the aforementioned human component). Chess is also probably unsolvable because of the huge decision tree.

I was under the impression most casino games were somewhere in between those two extremes in solvability. I could be making this up though. I'm not actually an MIT Blackjack superstar carrying a supercomputer in my shoe and a bluetooth mic in my ear, I just play one on Fark.
 
2014-08-07 07:01:40 PM  
According to the article, Trump allowed them to continue using his name in return for a 10% stake in the company.

If that's true, it's hard to understand where the "it's not us, it's not me" is coming from. If you allow a restaurant, hotel, bar or casino to use your name in the title, it sure IS you.
 
2014-08-07 10:28:00 PM  
Nice spin in the article about how Donald claims he "left" Atlantic City. In reality, his stake just became smaller and smaller after each bankruptcy.
 
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