While we are all running around bannging our heads here, we need to take a step back and look at the Big Picture here:
We are being denied the opportunity to gamble online
by our own govt. A govt that passed a law w/o our knowledge or consent. The UIGEA
as attached to the Port Security Bill, on a Sat night, at the conclusion of the Congressional calendar. It was "snuck in", knowing the Port Security Bill had to be passed, in the wake of the panic over 9/11.
Another aspect of this situation is that the fact that Antigua won a dispute with the US at the World Trade Organiztion over internet gambling prohibitions. The US lost the dispute, but refused to comply. Despite the fact the US used this same WTO
to enforce other countries regarding copyright infringement laws, pirating of dvd's and music cd's by US artists.
The bottom line is that the US broke the rules, not b/c someone is afraid of teerrorists, but b/c of the money. It's always about the Benjamins. Always.
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My view is that we, the people, should exercise our power of dissent, to take this to the people and let them know what is happening.
The fact is that this is only one thing in a series of recent events where US govt bureaucrats have taken over our lives in very unhealty ways, while claiming they are doing these things for the "greater good". Haven't we heard this before.
It's time to step forward and make our voices heard. Remember that anyone can play the lottery
, go to bingo
, or a casino anywhere and gamble. It's not about gambling, it's about gambling online. How many spam emails do you get to view porn, or buy viagra, but they are not stopping that?
It's always about the money they can get. Billions are involved here. Our billions that we can choose to spend however we want.
I think that we can start this off by simply posting on Twitter and Facebook
and other Social Media about this. One person can make a difference. Remember, those Middle East uprisings going on right now all started on Facebook - true story.
When others know they are not alone, things happen quickly today, all due to the power of the internet.
Let's use what we have to multiply our efforts.