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Intrade Founder John Delaney Dies On Mt. Everest
Business Insider ^ | 05-24-2011 | Dan Frommer

Posted on 05/26/2011 8:31:11 PM PDT by grey_whiskers

John Delaney, founder and CEO of Intrade, the prediction market, has died while trying to climb Mt. Everest.

He was less than 50 meters from the top, according to the Daily Mail.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/intrade-founder-john-delaney-dies-on-mt-everest-2011-5#ixzz1NWGn2RKK

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: delaney; everest; intrade
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Prayers UP. He left behind a 3-day-old daughter, and his body will be left on the mountain.
1 posted on 05/26/2011 8:31:15 PM PDT by grey_whiskers
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To: grey_whiskers
The important thing is that he almost got to be the 3,527th person to scale Everest.

That's worth dying for.

2 posted on 05/26/2011 8:33:43 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: grey_whiskers

As good a place to die as any.


3 posted on 05/26/2011 8:33:43 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What were the odds?


4 posted on 05/26/2011 8:35:56 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: grey_whiskers

Anybody know know it happened?


5 posted on 05/26/2011 8:37:12 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: grey_whiskers

Selfish SOB


6 posted on 05/26/2011 8:37:46 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! May I please be removed from the contribution under review program I will behave Thank y)
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To: grey_whiskers

Bummer. I was in correspondence with him on occasion. I’ll be praying for his family.


7 posted on 05/26/2011 8:37:47 PM PDT by Kevmo (Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: PapaNew
Altitude sickness or similar. 50 yards or so from the summit.

Click the link.

NO cheers, unfortunately.

8 posted on 05/26/2011 8:38:18 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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He’d be more likely remembered if he had a scrotum bolt installed. Now that’d be a true first. And who cares about Everest? After Hillary and Norgay no one else really matters.


9 posted on 05/26/2011 8:39:35 PM PDT by donaldo
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To: PapaNew

Yes, it happened because climbing a mountain was more important to him than being with his wife while she was having their child.


10 posted on 05/26/2011 8:39:37 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: al baby

Selfish SOB

My sentiments exactly!


11 posted on 05/26/2011 8:39:53 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: al baby

Selfish SOB

My sentiments exactly!


12 posted on 05/26/2011 8:40:02 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You put it in perspective!

I never understood this hobby. Seems a waste to me.

Best book I ever read in one day, “Into Thin Air”.


13 posted on 05/26/2011 8:40:36 PM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

Around a 5% chance of dying. Not worth it to me.


14 posted on 05/26/2011 8:41:05 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: grey_whiskers

I guess that Everest was on his Bucket List, then Everest kicked his bucket.


15 posted on 05/26/2011 8:41:05 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: al baby
al baby,

I admire your knack for hitting the nail right on the head.

16 posted on 05/26/2011 8:42:05 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: grey_whiskers

Was he on his way down or had he not yet reached the summit? Human beings were not designed for nearly 30,000 feet. They don’t call that the death zone for nothing.


17 posted on 05/26/2011 8:43:32 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: donaldo

Did you know that Hilary Clinton was named after Sir Edmund ?


18 posted on 05/26/2011 8:44:48 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! I know i was kidding)
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To: Eyes Unclouded
What were the odds?

Hilarious.

19 posted on 05/26/2011 8:45:18 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: grey_whiskers

His wife was expecting a child, and he decided to go climb a mountain?

His poor little girl will grow-up knowing that her daddy’s pleasure was more important than she was. There is an argument to be made that it’s better for her to grow up without such an influence in her life.


20 posted on 05/26/2011 8:46:15 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Cyman

How is it selfish? He probably paid for this trip and the guides/gear etc months in advance.


21 posted on 05/26/2011 8:46:15 PM PDT by IamCenny
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To: grey_whiskers; All
CORRECTION!

Due to my haste in posting, I did not include anything in the author's name field for the article. I have asked the mods to fix this.

The real author of the article is Dan Frommer. NOT me.

Cheers!

g_w

22 posted on 05/26/2011 8:47:11 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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"John Delaney, founder and CEO of Intrade, the prediction market, has died while trying to climb Mt. Everest. "

I bet he never saw that coming.

23 posted on 05/26/2011 8:48:14 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: FourPeas
The ultimate irony would be if intrade had any bets on his climbing the mountain successfully or not.

If there were, I hope the site had the taste to remove them...

Prayers up.

24 posted on 05/26/2011 8:48:50 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: al baby

You have that one pegged.


25 posted on 05/26/2011 8:49:31 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: grey_whiskers

I can’t imagine a new daddy heading out to climb a mountain, but that’s just me. It’s also sad there will be no grave to visit.


26 posted on 05/26/2011 8:49:50 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: ladyjane

Yes, indeed. from the article:

“He was a generous, loving guy - the family came first for him.”

NO THEY DIDN”T.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1390489/Climber-died-summit-Everest-wife-tell-just-father-again.html#ixzz1NWJ4ieS5


27 posted on 05/26/2011 8:50:09 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: IamCenny

Really you don’t see it


28 posted on 05/26/2011 8:50:50 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! I know i was kidding)
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To: IamCenny

Because he was too busy being a dead rich s.o.b to worry about his family.


29 posted on 05/26/2011 8:51:15 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: grey_whiskers
He left behind a 3-day-old daughter, and his body will be left on the mountain.

What a maroon.

30 posted on 05/26/2011 8:51:24 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: IamCenny
He probably paid for this trip and the guides/gear etc months in advance.

And how far in advance of the trip do you think his wife got pregnant?

31 posted on 05/26/2011 8:51:42 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: scott7278
I bet the girl grows up HATING the song "The Bear Climbed Over the Mountain".

Which, incidentally, is also known as "Wellington's Victory" by Beethoven, and shares the music with "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow."

NO cheers, unfortunately.

32 posted on 05/26/2011 8:52:12 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: al baby

Why are you calling him selfish? When you book a trip to everest you stay there for 2 months during the season you climb, not to mention he probably paid for the trip which i think is around 20 grand possibly before his child was conceived. Everest takes a huge commitment, and it’s not like he knew the exact hour or day his daughter would be born. Also if he did pay for the trip he might not have been able to get a refund, or he could have been there for longer than he thought due to weather or some other circumstance. Seems prudent to judge someone when you don’t know all the details.


33 posted on 05/26/2011 8:53:48 PM PDT by IamCenny
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"It’s also sad there will be no grave to visit."

They could go climb Everest. Too soon ?

34 posted on 05/26/2011 8:54:01 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! I know i was kidding)
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He probably paid for this trip and the guides/gear etc months in advance.

And, the money was more important to him than the birth of his child? That's not selfish?

35 posted on 05/26/2011 8:54:28 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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I made it to the births of all six of my children - that's a summit I'm proud to have climbed and it binds me to my children irrevocably. This guy had his priorities all wrong. Sorry he lost his life in a vain, self-aggrandizing and failing quest that led him to abdicate his familial responsibilities. His widow and child don't even have the consolation of a grave-site to visit. What a legacy!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
36 posted on 05/26/2011 8:54:31 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Jeff Winston

Was there an Intrade market on the likelihood of him making it to the top?


37 posted on 05/26/2011 8:56:03 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: IamCenny

I know all the details I need in this Dear Freeper friend His duty was to be with his wife and newborn


38 posted on 05/26/2011 8:57:18 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! I know i was kidding)
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To: IamCenny

Oh wow,,, well when you explain it THAT way. Im sure his daughter will understand,, he woulda lost 20k!


39 posted on 05/26/2011 8:57:46 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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“I can’t imagine a new daddy heading out to climb a mountain, but that’s just me. It’s also sad there will be no grave to visit.”

When his daughter grows up, she can climb Everest and visit his freeze-dried remains.


40 posted on 05/26/2011 8:58:44 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: grey_whiskers; Admin Moderator
Thank you for saving me from plagiarism.

Cheers!

41 posted on 05/26/2011 8:58:44 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: al baby

[snip]
Not so long ago Hillary Clinton claimed that she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary who with (Nepalese mountaineer Tensing Norkay) was the first to ascend the summit of Mount Everst. Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton was born in 1947 and Sir Hillary’s quest came in 1953. Unless Hillary Clinton’s parents named their precious daughter after an obscure New Zealand beekeeper, Hillary told a colorful white lie.

http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/politics_conservative/21523


42 posted on 05/26/2011 8:59:24 PM PDT by all_mighty_dollar
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To: omega4179

I’m surprised all the comments attacking this man for seeking this difficult adventure that has its risks. That was once the American way and not only did men risk their own lives but they risked their family’s lives as well in seeking new frontiers.

The new way is to be a couch potato, read Men’s Health, and watch the country sink into the abyss. We are going to need some tough men of all ages in the future who will overcome challenges while putting themselves at great risk.


43 posted on 05/26/2011 8:59:49 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: IamCenny

20K?....I’d say 50 to 80K


44 posted on 05/26/2011 8:59:58 PM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids (The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom (Psalm 111:10))
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"Also if he did pay for the trip he might not have been able to get a refund...

He should have purchased Travel Insurance. s/

45 posted on 05/26/2011 9:00:02 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: FourPeas

To climb Everest it costs anywhere from $26,000 to $65,000 dollars. He could have been there longer than he expected, he might not have been able to get a refund, if you planned a trip before you conceived a child, paid $50,000 and thought you would be back before your child was born.


46 posted on 05/26/2011 9:00:02 PM PDT by IamCenny
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To: al baby

Because you know every detail, when he planned the trip, when his child was conceived, what the predicted due date was and the actual birth date.


47 posted on 05/26/2011 9:01:50 PM PDT by IamCenny
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To: al baby

I wonder how it feels to be murdered by your own ego.


48 posted on 05/26/2011 9:04:29 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: Monterrosa-24

“I’m surprised all the comments attacking this man for seeking this difficult adventure that has its risks. “

Your priorities are mixed up. He climbed a freaking mountain for his own selfish reasons, which is entirely different than a man who does something heroic for his country or for a higher moral principle.


49 posted on 05/26/2011 9:05:15 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: PapaNew

Bit more details on his death.....

Late Friday evening, a team of eight climbers, eight sherpas and two guides left high camp at 27,230 feet, trying to reach the summit, Mr. Falvey said, relaying an e-mail message he had received from Alex Abramov, the leader of 7 Summits Club, which organized the expedition.

At around 28,870 feet , however, in the early morning, Mr. Delaney began having problems.

He was moved down to 28,700 feet, where he collapsed and was later pronounced dead. Because of the dangerous conditions at that elevation, Mr. Delaney’s body will remain on the peak, Mr. Falvey said.


50 posted on 05/26/2011 9:05:21 PM PDT by caww
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