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(Slate)   I know your tiny violin has been getting lots of work lately, but play a few notes for sad Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of crypto exchange FTX, who in addition to losing billions in the crypto crash lost his attempt to buy the OR election last night   (slate.com) divider line
    More: Fail, United States Senate, Democratic Party, United States, Democracy, Joe Biden, Election, Nancy Pelosi, Vice President of the United States  
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2022-05-18 9:32:37 AM  
That inspires me to craft a Haiku:

Ha ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha fark you
 
2022-05-18 10:34:07 AM  
Good, even though there is something to be said for knowing who owns your congressional representative.
 
2022-05-18 11:55:53 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: That inspires me to craft a Haiku:

Ha ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha fark you


This is the only haiku I have ever seen that makes perfect sense.
 
2022-05-18 11:58:19 AM  
Wait, his name is really Bankman-Fried?

While a delightfully aspirational name, it doesn't bode well for winning elections.
 
2022-05-18 12:00:33 PM  
This was just the first attempt of a cryptobro.

Very big money was used to prevent this particular guy from succeeding.
 
2022-05-18 12:00:33 PM  
All I know is Carrick Flynn ads were everywhere and it took some 30 days for him to speak in any of them, they were all testimonials.

Glad that's over
 
2022-05-18 12:03:11 PM  
The sense that Salinas was being railroaded by outsiders became even stronger when the Democratic House Majority PAC also began spending to support Flynn. That PAC is often described as being "linked" to Nancy Pelosi-she's raised money for it, and her former political director works there as a "senior adviser"-and its definitional purpose is to attain and protect a Democratic House majority. It rarely spends money on primaries, particularly those like OR-6 in which any potential winner would be expected to win their general-election race and thus contribute to the creation of a "house majority" without requiring outside resources. (Voters in the district, which includes the city of Salem and parts of the Portland metro area, broke for Biden by a 14-point margin in 2020.)

None of the entities involved responded to other outlets' questions about why a national Democratic-linked organization took this unusual step. One possibility is that it was an effort to cultivate Bankman-Fried, who spent more than $5 million to support Joe Biden in 2020 and is worth an estimated $12 billion, as a long-term pillar of Democratic fundraising.


Wow this is all so surprising.
 
2022-05-18 12:03:21 PM  
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2022-05-18 12:05:21 PM  
Crypto is SCAM

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2022-05-18 12:07:46 PM  
Hey Sam:

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2022-05-18 12:08:27 PM  
His name is literally "Bank Man." What an asshole.
 
2022-05-18 12:10:38 PM  
Bankman-Fried and Flynn are part of the "effective altruism" movement, a network of individuals who generally work at think tanks and in the financial industry and purport to empirically identify the areas in which a given donation or intervention can have the largest possible benefit.

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You donated a shiat ton to a losing candidate
 
2022-05-18 12:11:13 PM  

saywhonow: Farking Clown Shoes: That inspires me to craft a Haiku:

Ha ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha fark you

This is the only haiku I have ever seen that makes perfect sense.


Your wiener is small.
Miniscule genitals yo!
Where's the rest of it?
 
2022-05-18 12:12:01 PM  
Oh thank goodness.
 
2022-05-18 12:12:03 PM  
The sense that Salinas was being railroaded by outsiders became even stronger when the Democratic House Majority PAC also began spending to support Flynn. That PAC is often described as being "linked" to Nancy Pelosi-she's raised money for it, and her former political director works there as a "senior adviser"-and its definitional purpose is to attain and protect a Democratic House majority. It rarely spends money on primaries, particularly those like OR-6 in which any potential winner would be expected to win their general-election race and thus contribute to the creation of a "house majority" without requiring outside resources.

This race was real f*cky, and no one backing Flynn wants to say why.
 
2022-05-18 12:12:28 PM  
Haha! You've been fried, Bankman!
 
2022-05-18 12:12:38 PM  
The sense that Salinas was being railroaded by outsiders became even stronger when the Democratic House Majority PAC also began spending to support Flynn. That PAC is often described as being "linked" to Nancy Pelosi-she's raised money for it, and her former political director works there as a "senior adviser"-and its definitional purpose is to attain and protect a Democratic House majority. It rarely spends money on primaries, particularly those like OR-6 in which any potential winner would be expected to win their general-election race and thus contribute to the creation of a "house majority" without requiring outside resources.

This race was real f*cky and no one wants to say why.
 
2022-05-18 12:13:49 PM  
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

This is awesome. I live in the district Flynn was running in. His campaign backfired spectacularly. Giant glossy ads in the mail every other day for weeks, and blanket tv and radio ads. It's obvious he was going for name recognition and he got it.

Everyone I know recognized his name and hated him. His campaign couldn't have failed to read the room harder. I'm proud my fellow Oregonians saw through this obvious attempt to buy a seat in congress. Fark that dude.
 
2022-05-18 12:16:44 PM  
Everyone keeps reaching for tiny violin, but I think you might want ominous cello.

The Darkest Cello Music - "Beginning to End"
Youtube oyzoGp4eCB4
 
2022-05-18 12:21:09 PM  
Hey, has anyone else noticed how weird his name is?
 
2022-05-18 12:23:40 PM  

Oysterman: Bankman-Fried and Flynn are part of the "effective altruism" movement, a network of individuals who generally work at think tanks and in the financial industry and purport to empirically identify the areas in which a given donation or intervention can have the largest possible benefit.

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You donated a shiat ton to a losing candidate


I wonder if they can sense whether they're actually "effective altruists" or narcissists who imagine they're shaping our society.
 
2022-05-18 12:27:38 PM  

Arkanaut: Hey, has anyone else noticed how weird his name is?


Most people pronounce it incorrectly, "Throat Warbler Mangrove"
 
2022-05-18 12:32:56 PM  

dogdaze: Crypto is SCAM

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So is the stock market actually.  But, it's the cornerstone of our economy, so we have the choice of leaving our money not making any money at all or joining the crap shoot.  *shrugs*
 
2022-05-18 12:34:59 PM  
Please invest in my tiny violin NFT coin/chain/block.
I am very smart.

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2022-05-18 12:40:28 PM  
The only thing I know about FTX is they had ads in my fortune cookies this weekend. Cute little douchebag cryptobro jokes to accompany my delicious Chinese food.

Get all the way f*cked.
 
2022-05-18 12:44:17 PM  

Bigdogdaddy: dogdaze: Crypto is SCAM

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So is the stock market actually.  But, it's the cornerstone of our economy, so we have the choice of leaving our money not making any money at all or joining the crap shoot.  *shrugs*


There are so many ways to invest, Why risk it all at the casinos of crypto and the DOW?
 
2022-05-18 12:56:51 PM  
Sam Bankman-Fried and Michael Bloomberg were supposedly the two biggest donors to Joe Biden's campaign. Bankman Fried also donated to Susan Collins, so I'm sure he's very concerned about this loss.
 
2022-05-18 1:05:34 PM  

dogdaze: Bigdogdaddy: dogdaze: Crypto is SCAM

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So is the stock market actually.  But, it's the cornerstone of our economy, so we have the choice of leaving our money not making any money at all or joining the crap shoot.  *shrugs*

There are so many ways to invest, Why risk it all at the casinos of crypto and the DOW?


I'm gonna start my own way to invest... with black and hookers!
 
2022-05-18 1:08:43 PM  
I dunno. As tone deaf as the campaign appears to have been, I find this billionaire to be somewhat sympathetic, in that his heart is in the right place. He's using the tools he has to solve what are real problems for humanity. Tools that at every turn of his life WORKED. 

It's just this time, money can't really guarantee an election. 

Hopefully he keeps trying. Just. .. maybe make sure the candidate he lands on has some existing organic grassroots support. Flynn obviously didn't have enough to matter. And the money was so crazy it came across as gaudy, tacky and insulting.
 
2022-05-18 1:14:47 PM  

DivByZero: I dunno. As tone deaf as the campaign appears to have been, I find this billionaire to be somewhat sympathetic, in that his heart is in the right place. He's using the tools he has to solve what are real problems for humanity. Tools that at every turn of his life WORKED. 

It's just this time, money can't really guarantee an election. 

Hopefully he keeps trying. Just. .. maybe make sure the candidate he lands on has some existing organic grassroots support. Flynn obviously didn't have enough to matter. And the money was so crazy it came across as gaudy, tacky and insulting.


Found Sam Bankman Fried's Fark login.
 
2022-05-18 1:14:55 PM  

Bigdogdaddy: dogdaze: Crypto is SCAM

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So is the stock market actually.  But, it's the cornerstone of our economy, so we have the choice of leaving our money not making any money at all or joining the crap shoot.  *shrugs*


I find it interesting that something like the DOW, which is an indicator of activity in only one aspect of the economy, has become the economy itself for so many people.  Hey, the Dow is up so the economy is great!  Except it rarely is for the lowest paid earners, usually because all their work is being translated into higher DOW numbers instead of higher wages.

And the same conservative business guys who understand that funded depreciation accounts are an investment in capital equipment don't understand that good wages and benefits are investments in people.  They just see them as expenses which cuts into bottom-line profits.  Because business see humans as a resource, a commodity, not people.
 
2022-05-18 1:34:55 PM  

saywhonow: Farking Clown Shoes: That inspires me to craft a Haiku:

Ha ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha fark you

This is the only haiku I have ever seen that makes perfect sense.


Haiku can be fun
But sometimes they don't make sense
Refrigerator
 
2022-05-18 1:37:57 PM  
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2022-05-18 1:41:15 PM  

dogdaze: Crypto is SCAM

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The Washington Post personal finance columnist wrote an article identifying similarities between contemporary crypto offerings and classic Ponzi/pyramid schemes. (Not linking because of the paywall. TL;DR: Meet the new swindle, same as the old swindle.)

The web service that feeds advertising to washingtonpost.com inserted ads for Unicoin, "A new-generation cryptocurrency."
 
2022-05-18 1:43:06 PM  
Someone should probably send him a car.

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2022-05-18 3:40:33 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

This is awesome. I live in the district Flynn was running in. His campaign backfired spectacularly. Giant glossy ads in the mail every other day for weeks, and blanket tv and radio ads. It's obvious he was going for name recognition and he got it.

Everyone I know recognized his name and hated him. His campaign couldn't have failed to read the room harder. I'm proud my fellow Oregonians saw through this obvious attempt to buy a seat in congress. Fark that dude.


Great you're running, who the hell are you? Oh, no history at all?
 
2022-05-18 3:54:54 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

This is awesome. I live in the district Flynn was running in. His campaign backfired spectacularly. Giant glossy ads in the mail every other day for weeks, and blanket tv and radio ads. It's obvious he was going for name recognition and he got it.

Everyone I know recognized his name and hated him. His campaign couldn't have failed to read the room harder. I'm proud my fellow Oregonians saw through this obvious attempt to buy a seat in congress. Fark that dude.


Yeah, I live in the district too. At one point I screamed into the abyss that I would vote for whichever candidate sent me the least amount of crap. I also got a lot of calls from his campaign. And no, I didn't vote for him.

It was a weird election, I have never heard of a candidate for district attorney knocking at my door. But Spencer Todd was canvassing in my neighborhood.
 
2022-05-18 5:47:59 PM  
Oh, this guy. He went on a podcast and they asked him how Yield Farming works.

Well, its like you got a box. And people think the box is the future. The box doesn't do anything, but people believe in it and they put money in. Then the box gives them money back every month. Now people hear the box is paying people 20% so they put their money in, and now the box is paying out 30%. So more people put their money in. "Then it goes to infinity and everybody wins" (yes, this is what he said from my memory). The podcast guy was like, "Well, it sounds like you are saying 'I'm in the Ponzi business and it's pretty good'."
 
2022-05-18 9:18:22 PM  

Salem Witch: Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

This is awesome. I live in the district Flynn was running in. His campaign backfired spectacularly. Giant glossy ads in the mail every other day for weeks, and blanket tv and radio ads. It's obvious he was going for name recognition and he got it.

Everyone I know recognized his name and hated him. His campaign couldn't have failed to read the room harder. I'm proud my fellow Oregonians saw through this obvious attempt to buy a seat in congress. Fark that dude.

Yeah, I live in the district too. At one point I screamed into the abyss that I would vote for whichever candidate sent me the least amount of crap. I also got a lot of calls from his campaign. And no, I didn't vote for him.

It was a weird election, I have never heard of a candidate for district attorney knocking at my door. But Spencer Todd was canvassing in my neighborhood.


I'm just glad to see ron noble finally going away.
 
2022-05-18 9:18:56 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

This is awesome. I live in the district Flynn was running in. His campaign backfired spectacularly. Giant glossy ads in the mail every other day for weeks, and blanket tv and radio ads. It's obvious he was going for name recognition and he got it.

Everyone I know recognized his name and hated him. His campaign couldn't have failed to read the room harder. I'm proud my fellow Oregonians saw through this obvious attempt to buy a seat in congress. Fark that dude.


And another thing, why the hell does David wall run for office?
 
2022-05-18 11:58:31 PM  

Chabash: Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

This is awesome. I live in the district Flynn was running in. His campaign backfired spectacularly. Giant glossy ads in the mail every other day for weeks, and blanket tv and radio ads. It's obvious he was going for name recognition and he got it.

Everyone I know recognized his name and hated him. His campaign couldn't have failed to read the room harder. I'm proud my fellow Oregonians saw through this obvious attempt to buy a seat in congress. Fark that dude.

And another thing, why the hell does David wall run for office?


I'm guessing it's because he's an authoritarian asshole who's bored with retirement and doesn't live in a HOA where he can be on the board.
 
2022-05-19 1:02:43 AM  
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