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Once again, U.S. tries to shut down Internet gambling

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Posted: February 20, 2006, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

There are 4 things that you can do, keep on playing online, quit playing offline, only vote for REAL pro-gamblers and complain here there and every-where.

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    Posted: February 20, 2006, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

    U.S. Wire Act, which prohibits gambling over telephone wires, to cover use of the Internet to operate a gambling business.

    What if you connect to the internet via cable??

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      Posted: February 20, 2006, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

      What if you connect to the internet via cable??

      You are making too much sense.

      The government does not deal in rational thoughts.

       

                                     

                    

       

       

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        Posted: February 20, 2006, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

        U.S. Wire Act, which prohibits gambling over telephone wires, to cover use of the Internet to operate a gambling business.

        What if you connect to the internet via cable??

        Last time I looked, cable was wire.

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          Posted: February 20, 2006, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

          But it's not a TELEPHONE wire.

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            Posted: February 20, 2006, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

            How about a wire-LESS laptop?

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              Posted: February 20, 2006, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

              How about a wire-LESS laptop?

              Way to go!  Shhhhhhhh!  There are so many loopholes in "the law".  I could argue in court (AND WIN) that the law did not specify transmission via satelitte w/o wires, etc.  Internet service is provided via satellite too.  Just don't think that it will be an issue; nothing will change.  The war on drugs will never be won until non pre-prescription drug use is legalized .  If it is legal, the profit margin goes way downCriminals made a profit in the USA when alcohol production was "illegal".  If online lotteries are made legal, criminals will make a profit by finding a way to keep it going.  The legislators need another cause.  How about taking heed to what the meteorologist are telling us about the next ten years.  How about preparing ahead for the natural disasters to come.  And they are acoming, at a swift rate.  Hurricanes:  4 in the state of FL, the sunami in 2004. 2005 Katrina and Rita, The earth quake, thousands dead. The torrential rains that moved the mountain in the Phillipines---hundreds feared dead in 2006, hurrucane season 2006 is expected to be as bad as 2005.   Enought said!

              Your and my Congress is composed of people YOU and I elected to represent us.  PatriotHave you communicated with your congressman enough so that he/she has an idea of who you are? You just didn't vote, you voted and you are making sure your vote was cast for the right candidate.  Is your person elected to office aware that YOU are keeping up with how they vote on issues and if they want to continue to enjoy their cushy jobs with all the perks?????  If they do, they had better listen to the constituents.  Talk to your fellow community members, who talk to their neighbors, etc.  If you have not, then complain not!  It took a 911 for prayer to get back in public forums.  People who wanted prayer in public forums kept quiet...Madeline did not---she got her way.  Squeak! Squeak! Squeak!Squeak!Squeak!Squeak!  The squeakiest wheel gets oiled first!

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                Posted: February 20, 2006, 11:35 pm - IP Logged

                It's like a black fly in your Chardonnay.. the same people (?) who are staunchly against computerized drawings for Lotteries (and I agree with them!) are they supporting online casinos? Those are the Grand Kahunas of computerized gaming! Worse, the site knows who's playing and how much they won/lost and their betting habits.. how hard would it be to rig so that the person is tempted to keep playing even though overall losing money? Know anyone who's made a profit on it other than the site owners? I can understand online poker tournaments vs. other actual players but when the "house" is a computer program - controlling and tracking everything - BEWARE!!!!

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                  Posted: February 21, 2006, 4:57 am - IP Logged

                  Please, by all means, quote me the law that the WTO "overruled".  A tarriff (fee) is not a law, if that's what you're implying.

                  but they can impose tariffis that hurt us

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                    Posted: February 21, 2006, 5:43 am - IP Logged

                    Let's hope they are unsuccessful Jim, like they have been in the past.

                    They're a bunch of hypocrites !  They okay OTB on horses. Why? Because some states have OTB parlors, and the govt gets it's cut of the winnings.

                    This isn't about "protecting" the people from themselves (which is a ludicrous concept anyway) but it's al about the govt behind really ticked-off that it isn't able to get its hands on the winnings so it can steal it's share.

                    According to Webster's: "Steal: to take without permission or right".  The govt has never asked any of us for permission to take any gambling winnings. They claim they have the "right", of course, but such a claim is relative. The risk is all on the player and none on the govt. So why should the govt benefit from something where they incur zero risk? 

                    America; it's all  about the money. I think it's ridiculous when you think about it....Just in Powerball...every dollar spent has already been taxed. The taxed dollars are part of the pool from which the jackpot is paid....and before its paid, its' taxed again

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                      Posted: February 21, 2006, 7:45 am - IP Logged

                      It's like a black fly in your Chardonnay.. the same people (?) who are staunchly against computerized drawings for Lotteries (and I agree with them!) are they supporting online casinos? Those are the Grand Kahunas of computerized gaming! Worse, the site knows who's playing and how much they won/lost and their betting habits.. how hard would it be to rig so that the person is tempted to keep playing even though overall losing money? Know anyone who's made a profit on it other than the site owners? I can understand online poker tournaments vs. other actual players but when the "house" is a computer program - controlling and tracking everything - BEWARE!!!!

                      You're making a good arguement against on-line gambling - including the lottery.

                      Cheers

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                        Posted: March 3, 2006, 6:42 am - IP Logged

                        i hear those stupid commercials late at night at work.these ignorant politicians need to worry about more important issues.

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                          Posted: March 3, 2006, 6:43 am - IP Logged

                          in other words since they can't get some kind of cut for themselves then they are against it.but i guarantee if they could make a dollar off of it they wouldn't have a problem with it existing........


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                            Posted: March 4, 2006, 10:11 am - IP Logged

                            in other words since they can't get some kind of cut for themselves then they are against it.but i guarantee if they could make a dollar off of it they wouldn't have a problem with it existing........

                            I Agree!, why didn't I get into politics?

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                              Posted: March 4, 2006, 10:32 am - IP Logged

                              Politicians have so many other things to work on besides this....They need to get a life.......