A game of life or death: Bets placed ...

A game of life or death: Bets placed on when terminally ill cancer patients will die

There are 15 comments on the Mirror.co.uk story from Jan 7, 2013, titled A game of life or death: Bets placed on when terminally ill cancer patients will die. In it, Mirror.co.uk reports that:

It is reported that those who want to take part in the game have to pay a membership fee of NT$2,000 to the bookies.

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“....VETS”

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#1 Jan 7, 2013
that is sick

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#2 Jan 7, 2013
Some people are really crazy and morbid.

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#3 Jan 7, 2013
Let your conscience be your guide.
RIGHT? Jiminy

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#4 Jan 7, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
Let your conscience be your guide.
RIGHT? Jiminy
good advice: two days ago my friend just died with cancer and to sit here and be on a death watch isn't a very enjoyable event , live about 10 days longer than given.... like watching a person starve to death , nothing one can do ...

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#5 Jan 7, 2013
this is disgusting and
totally heartless.

anyone who would do this should put themselves in the shoes of cancer patients, then tell the world how much fun it is.

azzholes...
DonkeyEstonkey

Hampton, VA

#6 Jan 7, 2013
Not sure I understand the edge...
The Chinese are major league bettors, and generally they figure the probabilities, true or implied, before laying odds.
Not at all clear on how they do this in this case.

Given an edge, gamblers will wager on anything.

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#7 Jan 7, 2013
It's like, when Walmart takes out life insurance on employee's and their relatives that have life-threatening illness's......of course, designed to pay to the order of....Walmart....
abe

Spring, TX

#9 Jan 7, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
Let your conscience be your guide.
RIGHT? Jiminy
we are living under a communist government, which is murdering people they do not like. what else do you expect. impeach the sorry b.......
Gamblers Anonymous

Southampton, NY

#10 Jan 7, 2013
Is there an over-under?

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#11 Jan 7, 2013
I'd be a bit leery of some doctors stacking the deck..

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#12 Jan 7, 2013
abe wrote:
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we are living under a communist government, which is murdering people they do not like. what else do you expect. impeach the sorry b.......
Visiting here, from China?....Are ya?....
donzie

Hopkinsville, KY

#13 Jan 9, 2013
WOW (what a title topix) If I myself was a betin' Gal,I would have to say that the person has been in GOD's hands for awhile now. If the Lord wants back one on his Precious Gifts then no moment could be more prefect then his choosen moment.

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#14 Jan 11, 2013
donzie wrote:
WOW (what a title topix) If I myself was a betin' Gal,I would have to say that the person has been in GOD's hands for awhile now. If the Lord wants back one on his Precious Gifts then no moment could be more prefect then his choosen moment.
spoken like a healthy person..

pfff
Karma Chameleon

Medford, NY

#15 Jan 11, 2013
I wish that people that bet on such things end up being a patient being bet on......

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#16 Jan 11, 2013
Karma Chameleon wrote:
I wish that people that bet on such things end up being a patient being bet on......
me too...

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