[Homestead] WTO rules
lurine at softcom.net
Sun Nov 14 21:16:53 EST 2004
Oh, that is too funny, "laws that affect public morals."
And who do we have putting on bingo games and Vegas nights? Church groups.
And who is one of the biggest gamblers in the U.S.? Bill Bennett, Mr. Book
of Virtues himself.
So, how do they legally do the power balls? That's money paid out over
And does that mean there is hope that we just might be stepping out of the
----- Original Message -----
From: Rob <becidawa at hctc.com>
> >>USA To Appeal World Trade Organization's Internet Gambling Decision
> Thu Nov 11 2004 10:00:25 ET
> The Bush administration dismissed as 'deeply flawed' a World Trade
> Organization decision that the US has no right to ban cross-border
> on the Internet. The WTO ruling, publicly released yesterday, favored
> Antigua and Barbuda in its fight against the US over a 43-year-old law
> bans gambling payments across state lines.
> The WALL STREET JOURNAL reported in Thursday editions:
> The US immediately said it would appeal the decision, and a senior US
> official said the administration "fundamentally rejects" an assertion
> within the WTO ruling that countries don't have an explicit right to limit
> services affecting public morals. US trade officials were "particularly
> alarmed over parts of the WTO ruling that asserted that member states had
> to consult with other countries before modifying laws that affect public
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