As long as they don't charge me £13 for it when every bugger else gets it for free I don't give a crap!
5 posts • joined 20 Mar 2007
"Surely the DOJ can find better things to do with their time and my tax money."
I agree with your overall point, however this is wrong... the USA makes a bucket full of money in tax by internalising the industry and preventing the international companies from acting within the remote gambling market... that's why they enacted the bill!
It's easy to pick on the USA, they are the most powerful nation and thus attract the most attention... however it's also exceptionally difficult to understand how they get away with things they do. Several 'criminals' are still in prison as a result of running international online gambling companies... and yet in the USA online gambling companies still exist... and Vegas still has a strip.
The argument that these laws were enacted to protect people from the dangers of addictive gambling and fraud are ludicrous beyond words... if there is such danger (and that is questionable) why is it still legal to gamble in huge number of Casino's in the US, and more over why is online purchasing of goods (more at risk from online fraud than online gambling is) still legal!?
If this bill was so righteous and correct - why in hell did it get attached to the back end of the Port Security act and whipped through the houses without anyone even seeing it!?
It's so easy to hate them (the administration, not the people) it can't be wrong... can it...?
How in the world can you not see it? Tabloids the world over will soon sell their own Granny for the chance to carry the headlines, and you could've been the first... lies, deceit and full on scumbaggery from the White House about a Green issue and you've not gone for 'Greengate'.
Oh, the shame!
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