the poster Forsberg if you are still around...you are right the USA is inferior to Europe.
I downloaded the pokerstars GUI to just watch some real action. In a ring game, 2k was the cap for your share of the pot in real money NLH. I looked at the countries and one of the players was from afghanistan. Shaking my head I clicked out of the GUI.
The DOJ internally says that the wire act is just for sportswagering. Ah maybe a moments piece. Nope now instead of the DOJ and NY...here comes homeland security and Maryland getting into the fray. Swoop on the Everleaf poker network and bam on Bodog.com. Little change.
I click on the television. I live in a state where political ads are going non-stop. Lies and non stop trying to be more religious right than the other. Never mind trying to fix the problem...just try to appear to be the most different you can be from the president. Never mind any issue. Romney won a state in which a NY times Op piece he wrote said to let Detroit and the Auto Industry Die.
The "legalized" US gambling outside of casinos is a joke. The government lottery pays out .50 cents on the dollar in winnings. You have to make that much of a killing.
Legislation on any form of internet gambling is now dead til 2013.
I can short sell, go wild on derivites, and basically jobber Wall Street til the system melts down. People lose 35 percent in their house value. What do they do...make snappy little occupy movements that are nowhere now. At least we got some decent youtube videos of sitting students getting maced at point blank range.
I can ingest anything called a supplement and its out of bounds from the FDA. Come up with a synthetic Spice drug and the legislature rams thru bills outlawing it. Cocaine for the rich you get a few years. Deal crack to the poor and its life in the slammer.
Rob a bank and you get shot. Rob a person electronically and you get probation. Rob wall street or 401k's and you get club Med.
I can not wager nor play poker with any realitive safety for my funds online. I can watch any form of porn for free. Women guzzling Donkey love...no problem. Try to raise someone out of a $100.00 pot and I dont know if I will see the money.
Even the free press of the USA is bought and paid for by policy. the NY times will never use the word torture in regards to Gitmo...yet the Chineese tortured some US resident and splashed the word all over the front page.
My conservative govt officials are religious zealots who get busted having affairs, or meth with boy hookers. I can get married to a man if I want to. I will probably get to marry a horse before I can legally wager on the NY JETS outside of Vegas.
So there you have it....Canada is much superior to the USA. Heck if not for the Greece bailouts...The EU would crush america also. Land of the free my ass.................forty ways to tax my money...not enough..you have to take things I like to do in the privacy of my own home away. Hey I can still watch a lady have relations with a dog online in the land of the free. God bless this sewer of the United States.
Forsberg you are right