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What is your opinion on new WA state law

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In WA state online gambling is now a class C felony. That is a

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JAP69's avatar - alas
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Posted: June 14, 2006, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

I concur with the observation that it hits closer to home if your home is in WA. The rights of most residence are being whittled down to meager whimpers in the over all political arena. Combating the internet gambling arena may come back to bite the very folks who issued this new protocal.

Luckily laws are not written in stone and can be overturned or repealed if the voters so choose.

If the law was not written and passed tobegin with there would be no fight to repeal or overturn it.

Lawmakers should be told no to begin with.

WHATT

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    Posted: June 14, 2006, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

    In this day and age, I wouldn't bet on anyone being too busy, after all, they make money from charging people with crimes and of course, they MUST make their examples.....I am glad I don't live in that state....I hope other states don't follow but if they do, I'll just have to quit..do they say how they are going to catch folks?  I mean there are people who bet on sports games a lot more than play the lottery..

    I wouldn't worry too much about it. They don't have enough space in the prisons now for the violent criminals.  I have a lot of friends in law enforcement, and these are the kind of laws that they chuckle at...

    Besides, Littleoldlady, it's already against Federal law to use a telephone line to place a gambling bet. That law has been around for many years.

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      Posted: June 15, 2006, 12:46 am - IP Logged

      It's a grey area on Federal law to use the internet. It is certainly not a felony. It only takes them wanting to make an example to have the impact felt. It also shows the real priorities of law makers to place it at the level of child porn. One only harms children and the other goes against their donors.

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        Posted: June 15, 2006, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

        It's a grey area on Federal law to use the internet. It is certainly not a felony. It only takes them wanting to make an example to have the impact felt. It also shows the real priorities of law makers to place it at the level of child porn. One only harms children and the other goes against their donors.

        Pretty much everything can be a gray area when it comes to laws. That's why politicians (the majority) are lawyers. They write laws so there is a "back door".

        But if WA starts arresting little old ladies that are playing 25-cent bets online, just wait until the media gets a hold of that kind of silliness. Just what the pols need to make them look like fools....sweet little old retired ladies with silver hair saying that playing for quarters online is their only activity that they can enjoy. And that sometimes they will bet as much as a couple of dollars for their entertainment.

        A sweet little old lady on camera, perhaps with her pussycat....versus a fat, blowhard politician in a thousand dollar suit, pontificating on the evils of online gaming.

        Considering the majority of the American public already views your average politician as somewhat similar to pond scum, it would be interesting....

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          Posted: June 15, 2006, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

          your right badger.the problem is the politicians don't give a damn.they are heartless,corporate,souless,money grubbing bastards.....

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            Posted: June 15, 2006, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

            i'll be glad when they just leave online gaming alone and waste time going after other pursuits......

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              Posted: June 15, 2006, 10:13 pm - IP Logged

              yeah. like the s***bags who harm our children..Don't get me started on that subject....
              There are much worse things they could be working on........