"Interestingly, bodog.com is run by Canadian billionaire Calvin Ayre and the domain was purchased through a Canadian registrar."MilwaukeeMike said:
I'm completely shocked by the comments here. Another Vietnam? What?!
This is BODOG.COM COM COM COM COM COM
Not Bodog.CA <--- Canadian! www.Bodog.ca! Not restrictied. The USA has not stepped on a canadian website at all. Lee, Do you homework. Readers, get your head out of your backsides.
There is no legal waiver because 'I didn't know that was against the law' is not a legal defense. If sports gambling is illegal in Maryland, then it's illegal in Maryland. It's not ok just because the website people are using is registered with a different country. This guy is facing 20+ years for running an illegal gambling operation and money laundering. This is not a case of some innocent guy getting his website turned off by the big bad USA govt. He's blaming a 'right wing conspiracy' and you guys are buying it.Ranger1st said:
Terribly sorry, but it needs to be pointed out, US laws are NOT international laws. The .com was registered in Canada not the US, there is NO legal waiver stating that you MUST abide by US laws when you buy a .com, therefore the country of your original purchase is where the laws for online business apply. This is 1st. year law kids.
America has put themselves in the same boat as China and Iran when it comes to controlling what the US populations can and cannot do/view or interact with. But instead of being dogma or politically driven, it's corporate and Christian right wing controlled. The US is in for a very bad time in the up coming years.
Actually I read some of the other artcles that Google's news search returned. They focused more on complete reporting than inciting riots. Here some quotes...jester376 said:
"Interestingly, bodog.com is run by Canadian billionaire Calvin Ayre and the domain was purchased through a Canadian registrar."
Read the damn article.
This is so true it's scary. It's most likely how the occupy protesters get half their numbers. It started because the tinderbox term 'SOPA' was in the headline which makes everyone automatically against whatever they're about to read. Bloggers site stuff like this when they write that the internet is actually making us dumber.Tygerstrike said:
What surprises me is everyone jumping on the "America is Evil" bandwagon. Problem is that bandwagon aint got no wheels so the argument goes nowhere. If the BILLIONARE in question is indeed performing a money laundrying service, then its illegal. No amount of complaining is going to change the fact that the gentleman in question was doing the money laundering WELL BEFORE any legal action was taken. How about a few slams against the billionare who caused this legal action to be brought against him? Wheres the acknowledgment that what the gentleman did was illegal. I swear!! Half the guest posters have to be incredibly short sited. You read an article, pull out the points you wanna whine about, then raise your pitchforks and torches and turn into an ***** mob.