Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 10, 2016, 11:28 am
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

US House on the brink of taking away online gambling rights

Topic closed. 30 replies. Last post 10 years ago by LOTTOMIKE.

Page 2 of 3
PrintE-mailLink
Peach3 $treet's avatar - kol becauseOfTheTimes.jpg
Forest Park, Georgia
United States
Member #8800
November 17, 2004
1029 Posts
Offline
Posted: July 11, 2006, 11:17 am - IP Logged

This bill is up for debate on CSPAN1 right now. 

It would appear that it's passage in the House is considered a done deal, since Democrats (....praise those who truly care about America's working men and women!!....) have been using their rare opportunity for extended floor time to argue for an "up or down" vote on increasing the minimum wage, for the first time in 9 years.

Let's hope the waste-of-legislator's-time internet gambling bill dies in the Senate. 

 >Peach

    konane's avatar - wallace
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    Member #1265
    March 13, 2003
    3333 Posts
    Online
    Posted: July 11, 2006, 11:41 am - IP Logged

    Has anyone considered this may be a diversionary technique to draw our attention away from the real issue which is unfettered immigration (invasion), and implementing the treaty which combines Mexico, US and Canada into one large territory without borders???? 

    Democrats overwhelmingly have voted FOR open borders and FOR amnesty as congressional votes have clearly demonstrated. 

    A diversion is created when someone wants to slide something through that wouldn't be allowed under close scrutiny.

    Check my blog for this article from World Net Daily which is a superb source of accurate and well researched information.

      http://blogs.lotterypost.com/konane/2006/7/the-new-world-disorder.htm

    Good luck to everyone!

      Avatar
      Columbia City, Indiana
      United States
      Member #2978
      December 9, 2003
      381 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: July 11, 2006, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

      Whenever someone says, "It's not about the money," you can be assured of one thing: It's about the money.

      I am a registered Republican, but my party seems determined now to transform this country into the New-Age Nazi Germany. Come November, I'm casting my vote for an independent candidate. This is more effective than simply not voting, as it takes away a vote from each of the two choices we have. Not that it's much of a choice. "Do you want to elect this crook, or would you rather have this theif represent his own interests above yours for the next four years?"

      We're quickly headed for a two-class society; the upper class ensconced in gun turrets with high-powered rifles making sure the rest of us don't escape over the walls.

      America has a history of revolution to overthrow tryanny, and I'm afraid the next one is not far off.

      How much more do these people think we're going to take???

      Come, Pinky; we must prepare for tomorrow night...

      Jim

        Avatar
        Coastal Georgia
        United States
        Member #2653
        October 30, 2003
        1866 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: July 11, 2006, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

        Whenever someone says, "It's not about the money," you can be assured of one thing: It's about the money.

        I am a registered Republican, but my party seems determined now to transform this country into the New-Age Nazi Germany. Come November, I'm casting my vote for an independent candidate. This is more effective than simply not voting, as it takes away a vote from each of the two choices we have. Not that it's much of a choice. "Do you want to elect this crook, or would you rather have this theif represent his own interests above yours for the next four years?"

        We're quickly headed for a two-class society; the upper class ensconced in gun turrets with high-powered rifles making sure the rest of us don't escape over the walls.

        America has a history of revolution to overthrow tryanny, and I'm afraid the next one is not far off.

        How much more do these people think we're going to take???

        I Agree!We can't take much more, that's for sure....

                  DD

         

                                       

                      

         

         

          Avatar

          United States
          Member #33085
          February 18, 2006
          743 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: July 11, 2006, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

          As I speak right now the bill is getting beat down pretty bad. With 5 minutes to go. The vote is 51 Nay and 20 yea on the 4410. That's a good sign.

            Avatar

            United States
            Member #33085
            February 18, 2006
            743 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: July 11, 2006, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

            I bet it is just the casino lobby trying to protect their interests.  I think it is a bunch of BS.  If it does pass there will be many legal challenges.

            It seems a lot lately that the government of the US is really trying to restict the rights of the people.  It is kind of actually scary....we need to get rid of the Republican majority in the fall before we lose anymore rights.

            Brad

            I agree.I Agree!

              Avatar
              HOUSTON
              United States
              Member #1625
              June 7, 2003
              1089 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: July 11, 2006, 3:14 pm - IP Logged

              HR 4411 is passing right now.  Should we play that number while we can?  This CNN Pipeline is great with no access to TV at work.  You can watch these idiots at their work.

              Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.

                thinreality's avatar - Lottery-017.jpg
                NC
                United States
                Member #41356
                June 15, 2006
                27 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: July 11, 2006, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

                Irregardless of what they do,we shall and will find a way to play if we want,my father has been dead for several yrs now and I'll be damned if they are going to take his place and tell me what I can spend my Us Dollar on.

                This is exactly what they want: to control what you do.  The US government and the lobbyists who hang around Washington are extremely paternalistic. I agree with you, Saleo.  Count me in as another grown adult who can decide what is in my own best interests. 

                It's true, there will always be people who choose their pursuits regardless of what is written on the books in D.C.

                 

                It's called 'playing' numbers because it's FUN!

                  Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
                  Chief Bottle Washer
                  New Jersey
                  United States
                  Member #1
                  May 31, 2000
                  23275 Posts
                  Online
                  Posted: July 11, 2006, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

                  I bet it is just the casino lobby trying to protect their interests.  I think it is a bunch of BS.  If it does pass there will be many legal challenges.

                  It seems a lot lately that the government of the US is really trying to restict the rights of the people.  It is kind of actually scary....we need to get rid of the Republican majority in the fall before we lose anymore rights.

                  Brad

                  Brad,

                  I know that you're a big liberal, and you can't stand conservatives, but that is just an out right lie.  In case you don't "get it", it is BOTH Democrats and Repblicans who are in on this stupid bill, and they are both to blame.

                  In fact, the guy who wrote the biggest dissenting view is a Republican from Texas.

                  I guess I'm just smart enough to know that there is a  big difference between congress coming unhinged on this stupid bill, and something as fundemental as protecting our country by keeping the liberals in the minority.

                   

                  Check the State Lottery Report Card
                  What grade did your lottery earn?

                   

                  Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                  Help eliminate computerized drawings!

                    cps10's avatar - Lottery-004.jpg
                    The Carolinas - Charlotte
                    United States
                    Member #21627
                    September 12, 2005
                    4138 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: July 11, 2006, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

                    I think that it won't pass anyway...the Senate is in no hurry to even table this stupid bill.

                    The North Carolina Education Lottery - so much a joke that here are their mascots:

                    Stooges

                      time*treat's avatar - radar

                      United States
                      Member #13130
                      March 30, 2005
                      2171 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: July 11, 2006, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

                      Can I get a moat and drawbridge with my gun turret and walls?

                      In other news, my state is offering "lifetime" gun licenses.

                      Pay $100 and give 'em your info.

                      Anyone care to guess what's next? Can you say U.K. and Australia-style gun ban?

                      In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
                      Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

                        Avatar
                        NY
                        United States
                        Member #23835
                        October 16, 2005
                        3475 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: July 12, 2006, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

                        I bet it is just the casino lobby trying to protect their interests.  I think it is a bunch of BS.  If it does pass there will be many legal challenges.

                        It seems a lot lately that the government of the US is really trying to restict the rights of the people.  It is kind of actually scary....we need to get rid of the Republican majority in the fall before we lose anymore rights.

                        Brad

                        I disagree that it's the casino lobby protecting their interests. I know that it's close to the same thing, but I think it's politicians protecting their campaign contributions. As far as getting rid of the republicans, that's only half of the battle.  There are about as many democrats, too. What we really need is a thorough house cleaning (the bad pun is unintended; the senate needs to go as well), and a voting population that's informed and doesn't just send the incumbents back to finance their nexyt campaign. Don't hold your breath, though.

                        As far as court challenges, I think they've got a major 1st amendment problem with any plans to block access to gambling sites. They have the authority to regulate (which can include a complete ban) online gambling, but not the free exchange of opinion and information about gambling.

                         

                          Avatar
                          NY
                          United States
                          Member #23835
                          October 16, 2005
                          3475 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: July 12, 2006, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

                          This is shameful and unconstitutional.  Should any form of regulation of the Internet be imposed by Congress, gambling or otherwise, then I say what's to stop Americans from using ISP's that originate outside of the US? 

                          Implementing an ISP based in a Costa Rica, Grand Cayman or Geneva is TOTALLY possible.  There are only about 10 backbone networks in the world and ISP's rent connections from those companies and sell the service to us.  Anyone can start an ISP.  I'd like to see them just try and regulate that!  Or are they going to tell me I can't shop overseas too!

                          WHAT LOSERS.  How about spending time on something a little more prudent, like GAS PRICES or the WAR maybe.

                          Rant

                          what's to stop Americans from using ISP's that originate outside of the US? 

                          Well, for starters there's the way the internet works. If you follow your phone line or your cable you'll find that the other end isn't in a different country.  I suppose you could subscribe to a foreign ISP's satelite connection if you don't mind the long distance charges for the uplink over phone lines. If you do manage to get service through a foreign provider you'll need one that's willing to violate the US laws that would apply to any business they conduct within the US, which would include servicing any requests originating from your computer, which I presume is located in the US.


                            United States
                            Member #16612
                            June 2, 2005
                            3493 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: July 12, 2006, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

                            If online gambling rights are eliminated, I would be happy. For example, after poker professional Mike "The Mouth" Matusow won $1 million at 2005 WSOP main event, he spent about half of his winnings gambling online. Then his parents took it the internet away from him.

                              Littleoldlady's avatar - basket
                              Clarksville
                              United States
                              Member #487
                              July 15, 2002
                              17638 Posts
                              Offline
                              Posted: July 13, 2006, 3:11 am - IP Logged

                              My, my.  I am so impressed with our government officials.  They are doing their very best to manipulate where and how I spend my money.  If they get rid of internet gambling..I betcha that "other forms" will be back shortly.  I remember number games played in your own neighborhood.  They can't legislate morality and why they are still trying is beyond me.  I wonder how many of our tax dollars they used with this garbage.  We have a full plate with the costs of the war, veteran's care, illegal aliens (coming in droves), high gas prices, high grocery prices, jobs being lost and not recovered, areas of the country that are being rebuilt and more areas being wrecked as we speak, homeless Americans, terrorism,illegal drugs, and some idiot is crying about internet gambling.  They didn't cry this loud when gas was $4.00 a gallon. 

                              If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

                              You never know when you will get another hit.