"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Thursday, March 1, 2012

20 years in prison for playing poker

"I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!" 

  • Feds  -  20 years in prison for daring to play poker.
  • Americans are not free.  You must get on your knees and beg Big Brother for the right to play cards.

By Gary;

The bi-partisan U.S. Congress of Democrats and Republicans are frightened to death of Freedom.  Working together in Congress they make it illegal for a free man in America to run a simple poker game on-line. 
The Big Brother Federal Government seized internet domain name of gambling site Bodog on Monday.  On Tuesday, the site showed the Department of Justice and Homeland Security Investigations seals as well as a note about the seizure.
Only free in Nevada.
In Nevada casino owner Steve Wynn
is a respected member of the
community creating jobs and wealth.
In other states he goes to jail.

Bodog founder Calvin Ayre — along with fellow Canadians James Philip, David Ferguson and Derrick Maloney — were indicted by a grand jury in Maryland reports the Los Angeles Times.

The indictment accused the men of daring to act like they were free and for conducting a sports betting business and conspiring to commit money laundering.  Translation.  They dared to move the money that belongs to them around.  Heaven forbid.  The bullshit indictment was unsealed by the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore.

Last year, federal agents seized three of the top poker sites — PokerStars, Absolute Poker and Full Tilt Poker — indicting several executives on charges of illegal gambling.

Bodog executives paid more than $42 million over three years for an advertising campaign directed at gamblers in the U.S., prosecutors allege.  The company has hundreds of employees in Canada and Costa Rica, according to a former worker quoted in an affidavit.
Ayre and his friends face up to five years in prison on the illegal gambling charge and 20 years for alleged money laundering. The Bodog site may have to pay $1 million in fines.
(Los Angeles Times)

Freedom creates jobs and wealth.
The Wynn Casino in Las Vegas.  Freedom from oppressive Big Brother government has allowed the creation of jobs and wealth in what used to be an empty desert.  It is a lesson that both parties in Congress refuse to learn.

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