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To: KDD

The only reason this happened was they couldn't figure out how Uncle Sam was to get his cut.

I don't gamble online and it'd take lots of work to gin up a braincell or two worth of care about anyone else gambling online.

Besides, you can still gamble your nest egg away in 10 minutes if you choose. Just sign up for an online brokerage account and start "playing the market".


11 posted on 10/13/2006 5:15:40 PM PDT by Malsua
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To: Malsua
Besides, you can still gamble your nest egg away in 10 minutes if you choose. Just sign up for an online brokerage account and start "playing the market".

Exactly. They had to specifically add an exception for securities trading in the bill, otherwise ETrade would be illegal.

18 posted on 10/13/2006 5:25:01 PM PDT by ThinkDifferent
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To: Malsua
Besides, you can still gamble your nest egg away in 10 minutes if you choose. Just sign up for an online brokerage account and start "playing the market".

Good point. My nextdoor neigbor had a bit of a nest egg, after working for ATT for like 30 years.

He blew almost all of it, like 300K, around 2001 online during the dot bomb.
36 posted on 10/13/2006 6:13:54 PM PDT by djf (There is no such thing as "moderate muslims". They are all "silent supporters!!")
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To: Malsua
The only reason this happened was they couldn't figure out how Uncle Sam was to get his cut.

DING!  DING! DING!

We have a winner!

This was all about raising money in DC. If we could figure out how to make deporting illegal immigrants into a moneymaker for FedGov, the problem will be solved in less than a fortnight.

The campaign contributions from the domestic gamblinig interests was really just icing on the cake. 

86 posted on 10/13/2006 9:09:19 PM PDT by zeugma (I reject your reality and substitute my own in its place. (http://www.zprc.org/))
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To: Malsua
"you can still gamble your nest egg away in 10 minutes if you choose"

Gambling away the nest egg is not the problem. Gambling away money borrowed from credit cards and other sources drives up MY interest rates and other costs.

Change the bankruptcy protection laws. ALL money must be repaid with interest.

97 posted on 10/14/2006 5:44:57 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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