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I am no longer contributing to the RNC!

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posted on Oct, 2 2006 @ 06:21 PM
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It may not be much, but for the last 6 years I have sent the Republican National Committee $10 a month. I also contributed seperately to Bush's 2000 and 2004 campaign. But no more!

The final straw was sticking the Internet Gaming Ban into a weakened Port Security Bill. Did you know you can still be a felon and work at the unionized port? Yep, they made sure not to mess with the unions and dropped the background checks for port workers but added the Internet gaming ban.

If I want to put $20 on the Monday Night Football game, how is that any different from buying $20 in lottery tickets, or going to the nearest Indian Casino and putting $20 on the blackjack table, or going to the nearest horse racing track and betting $20 on a horse. They did protect online horse racing though, my guess is the the horse racing industry has pretty good lobbyist.

Gambling is gambling, if you want to ban it, do it, but don't choose what is "good" gambling and what is "bad".

Well, I guess I'm going to have to look up my local bookie, and do it the old fashioned way.

Don't get me wrong, I'm still conservative and still will battle Democrats, Republicans will still get my vote (except for David Vitter, who wrote me a hypocritical e-mail explaining his vote). But not one cent from me anymore!




posted on Oct, 2 2006 @ 08:13 PM
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I have no sympathy for the gambling industry. I don't know all the particulars of this legislation, but as far as I'm concerned, it doesn't go far enough.

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[edit on 2006/10/2 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Oct, 2 2006 @ 11:52 PM
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Oh please, the anti internet gaming bill was transparent attempt at pandering to the religious right. Trying to claim the moral highground again.

However in light of the Foley scandal the moral highground has turned to guicksand.

Schools out kids!!



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 01:22 AM
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Heres a related article.


The US Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, which was passed by the US Congress last Friday and is likely to be signed into law by President George Bush, makes it illegal for US banks and credit card companies to make or take payments from online gambling sites.

But the law excludes online betting on horse racing and lotteries.

eBet operates in the horse racing space and all of CentreBet's clients, and growth plans, are in Australia and Europe.

Both companies made statements to the Australian Stock Exchange distancing themselves from the laws.



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Nobody forces people to bet money !
They do it by there own choices.
Is it any wonder that personal responsibility in society is going down there toliet when governments pass laws such as this one ?


[edit on 3-10-2006 by xpert11]



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 08:48 PM
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I've been getting some feedback from people in the gaming community. Most have no worries about the ban. They will continue to go about their business and are making plans to bypass American Banks. Swiss Bank Accounts only require a $3,700 to start an account, and more research is being done about opening up Canadian accounts. The old fashioned "check in the mail" is a slow but tangible option. There are several major sportbooks reassuring it's customers that it will be business as usual.

Many also think that this is the first step at legitimizing online gaming. Government is realizing how much money they are losing and want a piece of the action.

But the biggest thing I am upset about, is the weakness of the Republican Leadership. To team this issue with Port Security is spineless. Period.



posted on Oct, 21 2006 @ 10:59 AM
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honestly its so freaking pitiful. Americans need babysitters these days to tell them what they shouldn't be doing and when they need to stop. Learn some responsibility for christ sake. You bet all your money online, when you lose, its YOUR OWN FAULT. Its sickening to see stuff like this is acutally needed.



posted on Oct, 21 2006 @ 06:14 PM
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Originally posted by grimreaper797
honestly its so freaking pitiful. Americans need babysitters these days to tell them what they shouldn't be doing and when they need to stop. Learn some responsibility for christ sake. You bet all your money online, when you lose, its YOUR OWN FAULT. Its sickening to see stuff like this is acutally needed.


There is a differnce bewteen need and the US Government continuing the process of personal responsibility being eroded from society. Im sure its linked to the overall dumbing down of society that we are witnessing. I always thought that one the hallmarks of the Conservative movement was giving greater responsibility to the general population but the Republican party seems to be going against this trend.



posted on Nov, 24 2006 @ 06:33 AM
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I left the Republican Party after returning from my deployment to Qatar in 2004. I could not believe the RNC for sending a huge package to me AFTER the election.. and asking for more money "to fight the onslaught of democratic challenges".

I am constantly amazed how politics has become a "us or them" kind of thing.

I wish both sides would simply do whats best for the country. So I am now a independent voter.



posted on Nov, 24 2006 @ 06:49 PM
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I don't think it has anything to do with the "religious right" (although it could be used as a selling point to them).

It's mostly about TAXES! and secondly pandering to the Las Vegas/Atlantic City/Indian Casino lobby.

The government can't easily tax income by casinos or winners when the casino is an offshore online company and casinos certainly don't like it.



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 09:23 PM
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This is the so called Republican party.

The party that is for less goverment
THe party that is for State Rights.
The party that is for Personal Responabilty.

They are no diffrent then the Dems.
Big Goverment needs to step in and help you.

I have watched several news shows on the Hive Mind telling me why I need this legislation. They where so one sided. Some guy loses everything and hes blaming online gambling. Nevermind he had no self control. I guess we should ban Mcdonalds because it makes people fat and Beer to because some people have problems.

How about banning TV since people need to do be more constructive and get more exercise. These guys up in Washington are bums and all of them need to be FIRED!!!!!!



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