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Steve Sampson
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Username: Sampsosm

Post Number: 248
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 04:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm getting sick of politicians wasting time on meaningless things such as outlawing online betting, while we are AT WAR!!!! These idiots have nothing better to do? If the US gov't is mad about losing valuable tax money to offshore betting operations, then legalize it in the US!

Here are some articles...

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/15601095.htm

http://www.gambling911.com/bill-to-ban-online-gambling-could-pass-092606.html

According to the second article some dumbass is attempting to attach a bill to prevent credit card companies from accepting charges from offshore betting companies to another that has to do with national defense! Wake up, the two have nothing to do with each other!

I'm done ranting now, just sick of all the stupid politics, that is all...
 

Colby Enck
Intermediate Member
Username: Thecheese

Post Number: 349
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 09:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"losing valuable tax money" - Ha Ha!

Losing valuable lobbyist money is more like it.
 

Steve Sampson
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Username: Sampsosm

Post Number: 249
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - 01:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just as bad. Its all BS.
 

Marlon Lang
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Username: Marlonlang

Post Number: 623
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 01:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The Pros and Cons of gambling get strength from many sources - voters, wives, the church, personal additude. Take the church influence, for example.
Here, in Louisiana, we have two extremely diverse religious factions. The Baptist Bible-thumpers in the northern parishes and the Catholic bead-bangers in the southern parishes. The Bible boys pointed to the "casting lots" scriptures, absolute proof that gambling is sinful. (These fellows also "stagger up to the polls and vote 'dry'.") To get gambling passed, casinos had to be on river boats or at truck stops. The Bible thumpers were thus assured that only transients would gamble - the good olde boys would certainly go to church. What a crock.
Now that our neighboring state, Missippi, is easing restrictions, our legistators of this ilk are trying to find a verse that says "casting lots" is only bad if you live in Little Rabbit, Australia.
 

Steve Sampson
Intermediate Member
Username: Sampsosm

Post Number: 252
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2006 - 12:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah the anti gambling sentinent is probably worse in the southern states, unfortunately even if the politicians were intelligent and professional enough to separate church from state, the religious groups would raise hell.

Thats the beauty of online gambling, not casinos to worry about.

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