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US House votes to kill Internet gambling

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dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

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Posted: July 11, 2006, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

I'm so glad people can experience the joys that those of us in WA state have been feeling. And yes they can also stop ALL gambling sites including this one. For those that think "that won't affect me" and visit this site they are very wrong.

You know things are screwed up when I am agreeing with Barney Frank on the futility of a prohibition. Only thing left is supporting suites against this in the World Court. I have a feeling it will get steam rolled through the Senate as well. After all we have the harshest law and it's all Democrats here. 

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    Posted: July 11, 2006, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

    The part about stopping credit card use does not hinder anyone. I have a special bank account set up for nothing but wagering, mostly sports and lotto. I never deposit or collect from a gambling site directly. It is done through a middle man (e-bank, net-Teller , etc)

     One site has said' they don't run thelotto, the state does, they just accept your bet on what the number will be.'

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      Posted: July 11, 2006, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

      I am not sure that this will even come up in the Senate, and if it does, it won't pass. IMHO

      Up until about a month ago I would agree with you.  Now I'm worried, because these things have a tendency to steamroll, and the person who made a comment in another thread about being a diversion from terrorism and immigration is correct.  With an election coming up, these politicians are looking for bills they can approve, to show that they are actually doing something useful.  This is sickening.

      Actually, it is our politicians that are sickening.

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        Posted: July 11, 2006, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

        Well, this is no joking matter anymore. It this passes I will be one mad mean white boy. I don't know if having the middle man( netteller...etc) will make any difference. They probably have an answer for that as well. Its all about money but isn't everything. The fat arses sit behind the desk and make all the money, while everyone else does the work. OK,  I'm drifting a little.  Don't get me riled up, please.....

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          Posted: July 11, 2006, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

          What's next ?

           Those who have fought and died for our right to have freedoms are becoming more and more irrelevant.

          DD

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          The real reason, this is happening (IMAO) is because Congress has no way of "taxing it or controlling it...so they want to kill it. This would be only the beginning. They can go after Horse Racing whenever they feel like it.  Just think of the Taxes they could collect, for  this and any on-line gambling if they had the  "control " they want over it. Just like Liquor and Cigs....Congress can tax it to death, so it's legal to drink anything, anytime and practically anywhere you like. Sure it's bad for your health to drink, but we do it anyway, and they tax it anyway.

          They already tax our lotto/lottery winnings.........ThudThumbs Down

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            Posted: July 11, 2006, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

            Didn't they just vote themselves a nice pay raise?

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              Posted: July 11, 2006, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

              I think online gambling should be regulated to prevent minors to play but not OUTLAW it,

              that's a shame.....

              If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.

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                Posted: July 11, 2006, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

                Good evening libra!

                Long time no see my friend. I agree with you. It is ridiculous how the govt will shut something down because they can't get their filthy mitts on some of the cash flow. Otherwise even pot would be legal in this country. As proud an American I am, I sometimes find myself thinking to myself "what happened to land of the free?"

                I know I know, before I start getting people all pizzed at me...I am exaggerating that last thought, because we have it better than anyone, but I hate when my govt tells me what I can and cannot do.

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                  Posted: July 11, 2006, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                  Online gambling and prostitution should be legalized and regulated and taxed, eventually eliminating the income tax.  This country might as well be supported by the activities its citizens enjoy!

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                    Posted: July 11, 2006, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

                    for the people in these no lottery states it is bad we have to drive to another state or find a good bookie lol

                    CrazyThat's the reason I cussed so hard.  I don't want to go back to the bookies.  NC is going to hold off on the pick 3's as long as they can make money on scratchers.

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                      Posted: July 11, 2006, 9:50 pm - IP Logged

                      It is interesting that they want to block gaming sites, but let the porn sites rock on.  Oh, I forgot, Congress is pornography!

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                        Posted: July 11, 2006, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

                        Todd:

                        I have an idea!  The U.S. Government won't listen to us, but the ISPs will.  If we write them as a group and threaten to drop their service if they block gambling sites, they will listen.  They don't want to lose customers over something like this. This means AOL, MSN, Earthlink, etc.  Money talks with them!!  Remind them that we will migrate to ISPs that refuse to block gaming sites.  Greed rules!!

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                          Posted: July 11, 2006, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

                          I am not sure that this will even come up in the Senate, and if it does, it won't pass. IMHO

                          Up until about a month ago I would agree with you.  Now I'm worried, because these things have a tendency to steamroll, and the person who made a comment in another thread about being a diversion from terrorism and immigration is correct.  With an election coming up, these politicians are looking for bills they can approve, to show that they are actually doing something useful.  This is sickening.

                          It is very sickening indeed and I warned everyone it would probably happen because I sat and watched the same thing happen to smokers who bought online and like you all who just can't believe something like this is could in America so were the smokers and they put up a good fight as well. But all the letters, petitions, anger and hooting did not a lick of good it still happened.

                          I don't gamble online but my heart goes out to those that do and it is very well indeed an injustice. I am ashamed to sit here and watch this all unfold knowing it would probably happen. One by one our freedoms are being plucked out from under us. As much as the credit card companies hate to see these things happen, really there is not much they can do about this but comply.

                          These things are totally shocking and one must wonder if Freedom still rings In America!

                          Totally Unbelievable to say the least!

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                            Posted: July 11, 2006, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

                            Todd:

                            I have an idea!  The U.S. Government won't listen to us, but the ISPs will.  If we write them as a group and threaten to drop their service if they block gambling sites, they will listen.  They don't want to lose customers over something like this. This means AOL, MSN, Earthlink, etc.  Money talks with them!!  Remind them that we will migrate to ISPs that refuse to block gaming sites.  Greed rules!!

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                            The only problem with that is that you need to have an ISP that services your area, so they will be located in the USA.  And the new law states that the government can compell the ISPs to block sites.

                            I was very serious that this bill is the start of something very bad for all of us, not just the gambling croud.  Between this, the new laws enabling ISPs to restrict bandwidth of whatever content they wish, and the wholesale Internet wire tapping that is going on, they are gearing up for a whole new level of control that will make Big Brother look like Tiny Tim.

                             

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                              Posted: July 11, 2006, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

                              Yes, please, please protect me from myself, big brother. Don't you love how they come off as trying to protect people from going broke ;when you know darn well what it really comes down to. Time to vote some of the bad eggs out. Oh, wait there all bad eggs. That's the objective, there are no good choices and that's the way they want it. Republican or Democrat, basically the same, only minor differences. 

                                 
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