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    Posted: 16 Apr 2019 at 10:00am
This thread is for general news. Avoid the main stuff that gets posted in threads like Trunp & LNP Government and stick to things of general interest, quirky or unusual, or generally amusing stuff. I’ll start with this one I saw this morning:


https://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/adult-son-takes-legal-action-after-xrated-40k-collection-thrown-out/news-story/b3e932004a7a48a06b0aeb71151a4175


Adult son takes legal action after X-rated $40K collection thrown out


April 15, 20197:11pm
A divorced man who lived with his parents for 10 months is suing them after they destroyed his massive porn collection worth more than $40,000.

The bizarre family feud began after the adult son, identified only as Charlie, moved out of his parents’ home and into his own pad in Indiana in the US.

His parents then drove to his place to drop off some belongings — but he was horrified to discover his huge porn stash was not among them.

Charlie, who lived with his parents rent-free in exchange for doing chores around the house for almost a year, had amassed an X-rated collection of films which filled 12 moving boxes.

But his parents allegedly destroyed the lot as they were concerned about his habit.

After discovering the titles had been thrown out, Charlie filed an official report with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

In it, he listed the collection’s value at $US28,940.72 ($A40319.63).

According to Fox News, while the office decided not to press charges, Charlie is now suing his parents for $US86,822.16 ($A120958.90) in damages.

More details about the spat were revealed over several emails sent between the family, Fox News reports.

“We counted twelve moving boxes full of pornography plus two boxes of sex toys as you call them. We began that day the process of destroying them and it took quite a while to do so,” one email sent by the parents claimed.

In another email sent by Charlie a month after reporting the incident, he wrote: “If you had a problem with my belongings, you should have stated that at the time and I would have gone elsewhere. Instead you choose to keep quiet and behave vindictively.”

But the man’s father said he had acted in his son’s best interests.

“Believe it or not, one reason for why I destroyed your porn was for your own mental and emotional health,” Fox News reported the father as saying.

“I would have done the same if I had found a kilo of crack cocaine. Someday, I hope you will understand.”

The father also claimed his son had been expelled from high school and then college after selling porn to fellow students, and that he previously warned him he would destroy any further adult material found in his home.

But Charlie argued many of the films which were destroyed were extremely rare and valuable as many were out of print and no longer available.

However, it’s not the first time a family feud has turned nasty.

In May last year, US man Michael Rotondo made headlines after his frustrated parents took legal action after the unemployed millennial refused to leave the family home after eight rent-free years.

A judge sided with the parents and ordered Mr Rotondo, who was branded a “deadbeat son” by the US media, to vacate the premises.

At the time, a furious Mr Rotondo — a self-described “businessman” who has a young boy of his own, of whom he lost custody — told the New York Post the situation was “unfair”.

“It’s really unfair to me and really outrageous,” he said.

“I’ve been trying to leave there for a long time. They stopped feeding me, they cut me off the family phone plan.”

And in July last year, a frustrated UK father also raised eyebrows after calling emergency services because his lazy son refused to get a job.

According to Metro, the man called 999 — the British equivalent of triple-0 — on two occasions because his adult son wouldn’t get off the couch and begin job hunting.

Apparently, the child had complained to his parents that he wasn’t able to find a job that was “suitable” for his talents.

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Not today but worth posting anyway.

Undercover cop drug buyers arrest undercover cop drug dealers. 2 in hospital.


Detroit police officers brawl after undercover drugs raid goes wrong

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Two officers injured as police hold colleagues at gunpoint, unaware they are posing as drug dealers


Police in Detroit are investigating a fight that started when officers raided a suspected drug den, only to discover the “dealers” were undercover police from another precinct. Two officers sustained minor injuries, including a black eye.

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Did you see the dog that joined in and ran a 200K marathon thru a desert.  The Sahara I think it may have been ? 
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Saw this yesterday about some guy betting US$85k on Tiger Woods in the Masters. There’s a bit of a back story which seems like it could be made up but interesting nonetheless.


http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/26524565/bettor-wins-119m-tiger-books-take-bath




Bettor wins $1.19M on Tiger as books take bath

Some bookmakers, from Nevada to New Jersey, didn't believe Tiger Woods would win the Masters.

It was an expensive miscalculation.

Woods captured the Masters on Sunday, his first major title since the 2008 U.S. Open and first win at Augusta National since 2005. Woods was listed among the top tier of contenders, closing at around 12-1.

On Tuesday, a bettor at a William Hill U.S. sportsbook at SLS Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada placed an $85,000 bet on Woods to win at 14-1 odds. It was the first bet ever placed by the customer at William Hill and will pay out $1.19 million, the largest single golf ticket in the company's history in the U.S.

"Pretty good first bet," William Hill U.S. director of trading Nick Bogdanovich told ESPN.

It's believed to be the fourth seven-figure payout on a bet at a William Hill U.S. sportsbook. The previous three were on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots.

"It's great to see Tiger back," Bogdanovich added in a release. "It's a painful day for William Hill -- our biggest loss ever -- but a great day for golf."

The SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas reported a high-five-figure net loss on its Masters futures. Jeff Sherman, vice president of risk for the SuperBook and a golf odds specialist, said he couldn't recall the last time the book had suffered a net loss on the Masters winner and that Woods' win likely produced the book's largest loss on a golf event.

In February, the SuperBook took a $10,000 bet on Woods at 12-1, which will pay $120,000.

"I thought he had a chance to be competitive," Sherman told ESPN, "but I'm a little surprised by him winning, especially with the competition he faced. I said before the tournament that if you took the 'Tiger Woods' off, you'd have a golfer with the statistics of someone at 25-1 odds."

Offshore sportsbook BetOnline.ag told ESPN that Woods' victory produced the company's biggest loss on a futures market, greater than any loss it had suffered on even the Super Bowl.

It wasn't all bad for the bookmakers. Caesars Entertainment sportsbooks, which reported salvaging a small win on the Masters, took a big bet on a yes/no proposition wager, "Will Tiger Woods win all four majors?" The bettor put up $20,000 on the "no" at -100,000 odds. If Woods does not win the PGA Championship, U.S. Open and Open Championship, the bettor will collect a net $20. Woods opened as the +850 favorite to win the PGA Championship at FanDuel, with Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson behind him at +950.

Woods finished off the win with a 2-under-par 70 on Sunday. He entered the final round 2 shots back of Francesco Molinari.

Several sportsbooks weren't convinced Woods had it in him and were willing to offer extended odds and promotional refunds.

On Saturday with Woods very much in contention, DraftKings bumped his odds from 3-1 to 10-1 and to as high as 15-1 during Sunday's final round. Nearly 60 percent of bets since the third round were on Woods at DraftKings, and approximately 30 percent of all live wagers placed during the tournament were on Woods.

FanDuel told ESPN that its daily fantasy contest offerings on the Masters would be more costly than its results at the sportsbook. FanDuel ran a promotion for its $1 million Mega Eagle Daily Fantasy contest for the Masters that refunded entry fees for every contestant, even if Woods wasn't in their lineup.


FanDuel said it will pay out more than $2 million in winnings and promotional refunds from its $1 million Mega Eagle contest on the Masters, the largest fantasy golf contest ever for the company.

BetStars' sportsbook in New Jersey reported taking an approximately $360,000 net loss on its Masters futures market, the largest in the company's brief history offering sports betting in the U.S. BetStars also boosted Woods' odds, at one point offering the five-time Masters champion at 100-1 with a $10 limit as a promotion.

Matthew Primeaux, senior vice president of strategy and operations for BetStars, said the book had discussed allowing players to bet $100 on Woods at 100-1, but later settled on $10.

"I believe my direct quote was, 'Guys, there's no way Tiger is winning this tournament,'" Primeaux told ESPN. "Whoops."
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All seems pretty reasonable to me. The prices all look about right. It would be an event that most bookies would expect to come out in front on . However as we all know in this game you pays your money & you takes your chances
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Originally posted by oneonesit oneonesit wrote:

All seems pretty reasonable to me. The prices all look about right. It would be an event that most bookies would expect to come out in front on . However as we all know in this game you pays your money & you takes your chances




For sure the bet is real. Not questioning that. There was a whole back story about him being heavily in debt, took out another mortgage on his house, first ever bet etc that sounds like it is very likely made up. Just extra info to enhance the story.
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