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The Gambling Bill - Any chance of turning it around?

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Posted: October 18, 2006, 12:19 am - IP Logged

Online gambling still in the cards? - BusinessWeek Online - MSNBC.com

Nevada Congressman Jon Porter introduced a bill in May that would study whether online gambling sites, run by U.S. companies, could be effectively regulated. Fahrenkopf believes that bill is likely to be considered early next year. The measure is backed by the casinos and still gathering support. "It is still Congressman Porter's intention to move ahead with this bill," says Trevor Kolego, the congressman's legislative director. "We hope to pass it, if not by the end of this session, then next session."

this man porter is a republican.but at this point in time we know the democrats would be more willing to tax it and regulate it because the republican controlled congress led by frist has already banned it and it would be unwise now for them to backtrack on the issue......

What makes you think democrats are more likely to do anything with it? Democrats controll WA state and they passed the most restrictive laws against online gambling in the country - to where it'sillegal to even post online about it. It's about corruption. The day politicians in either party listen to voters instead of their own personal financial intrests is the day these laws get struck down. So in otherwords not a chance in hell.

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    Posted: October 18, 2006, 12:44 am - IP Logged

    Former U.S. President James Buchanan once said "education is dangerous because it gives people ideas."  The world ruling class feels the same about the Internet.  It is something they cannot control and they are very upset about it. 

    I saw an article about efforts in the European Community to regulate Hate Speech, sites the threaten children and other issues.  They want to license websites, too.  If they didn't meet certain standards, they would be banned.

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      Posted: October 18, 2006, 7:36 am - IP Logged

      Wow. This is laughable to me. Why are you so concerned about foreigners taking up yout precious living space Todd? Do these people not have the same liberties as you do...I challenge you, tell us what is so terrible about families having the same opportunities we were BORN WITH to succeed?

      Granted Todd, all illegal immigrants who come into the country don't necceasarily have our best interest at heart, there are people who I feel coem here for the wrong reasons...and there are americans here on our own turff who dosn't have our best interest at heart (just take a honest look at our government!). Yet, you don't see us casting these corrupt politicians off into the outskirts of oblivion.

      No this topic dosn't bother me one bit, but it is a bit disturbing to see someone who takes their advantages and turns them on the disadvantaged...

      No these people do not have the same rights as me, because they are not USA citizens.  If they want the same rights as me, they need to help reform their own country into something resembling the USA, or else they have to abide by our immigration laws and enter this country legally.

      Saying that it's "laughable" only shows that you haven't a clue about the issue.  This is not about you, and how you personally feel about "giving someone a break" or whatever.  This is about our country's sovereignty and avoiding chaos, both of which we elect our government to handle.

       

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        Posted: October 18, 2006, 7:38 am - IP Logged

        What makes you think democrats are more likely to do anything with it? Democrats controll WA state and they passed the most restrictive laws against online gambling in the country - to where it'sillegal to even post online about it. It's about corruption. The day politicians in either party listen to voters instead of their own personal financial intrests is the day these laws get struck down. So in otherwords not a chance in hell.

        Excellent point, something I have been saying all along.  This is not a Democrat/Republican issue.

         

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