Originally Posted 2/2/07 – US Government’s Witch Hunt

The Bear Growls: U.S. government’s witch hunt

February 2, 2007

I have often growled at government arrogance, hypocrisy, incompetence and stupidity. But this time, the U.S. government’s witch hunt against online casino operators has gone way over the top. Harassing payment processors like Neteller has resulted in millions of dollars of U.S. citizens’ money being “frozen” and possibly lost forever. If its actions weren’t so frightening and terrible, this “crackdown” on online gaming would make the U.S. government a laughingstock for its stupidity. It is good that other nations are now contemplating stepping up and taking action against the U.S. government for these flagrant abuses of power.

Who is backing the U.S. government’s disgusting and sickening actions? Why is all this being done? Is it just plain stupidity or outright corruption? Is the domestic casino industry (large political contributors) behind all this in order to cripple competition so it can take over the online sector in the future? I hope we eventually find out the real answers behind this irresponsible abuse of government power, and the perpetrators and backers of this absurdity get what they deserve.


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