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Old 07-06-2007, 03:01 PM
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Hi everyone,

I'm upset by UIGEA, the recent heavy-handed Justice Dept. actions against various gaming sites, the Neteller issue, and many other issues where we've been targeted. We are good, law-abiding citizens under attack by nanny-staters who wish to pry into our homes and tell us what to do.

Rather than sitting back and taking it, I decided to initiate weekly actions on the Legislation forum, at Fight for Online Gaming!! -- Weekly action thread. I don't determine or dictate the actions; rather, all the members decide via posted polls and comments. I merely combine the group discussion results and post them as action plans.

I'd like to ask everyone here to participate. Please be sure to check the thread often for the latest action plan. Thanks!

P.S. Let's keep all the discussion in the main thread in Legislation. Thanks.
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Old 07-06-2007, 03:04 PM
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Default Fight for Online Gaming!! -- Plan for weeks of 7/2 & 7/9

Fight for Online Gaming!! -- Plan for weeks of 7/2 & 7/9

Summary of actions:
1. Write to the USTR and Sen. Reid
1a. Sign the petition at www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/306149419
2. Write to Atty. Gen Gonzales, Fed Chair Bernanke, and Treas. Sec. Paulson
3. Write to newspapers
4. Write to Congress

Please see Fight for Online Gaming!! -- Weekly action thread for details.
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Old 07-15-2007, 01:28 PM
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Default Re: Fight for Online Gaming!! -- Plan for weeks of 7/2 & 7/9

Fight for Online Gaming!! -- Plan for week of 7/16

Summary of actions:
1. Contact Steven D. Laughton (the UIGEA Treasury Dept. focal point), Treas. Sec. Paulson, and Atty. Gen Gonzales, and Steven D. Laughton to advocate for minimum UIGEA regs.
2. Post the link to the "Repeal UIGEA" online petition at www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/306149419 wherever you can (blogs, libertarian sites, Wikipedia, etc.), as it will be hand-delivered to each senator and representative later this month.
3. Write to Congress
4. Write to newspapers and post to blogs

Please see Fight for Online Gaming!! for details. Thanks!
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Old 07-15-2007, 05:16 PM
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Default Re: Fight for Online Gaming!! -- Plan for weeks of 7/2 & 7/9

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Old 07-16-2007, 10:59 AM
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Default Re: Fight for Online Gaming!! -- Plan for weeks of 7/2 & 7/9

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1a. Sign the petition at www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/306149419

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While you are there giving away your email address, check out their privacy policy so you will see just how easy it will be for this third-party site, whose main interest is marketing, to make sure your information is sold to every spammer willing to pay for a mailing list.
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Old 07-22-2007, 02:51 PM
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Default Re: Fight for Online Gaming!! -- Plan for weeks of 7/2 & 7/9

[ QUOTE ]
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1a. Sign the petition at www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/306149419

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While you are there giving away your email address, check out their privacy policy so you will see just how easy it will be for this third-party site, whose main interest is marketing, to make sure your information is sold to every spammer willing to pay for a mailing list.

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Anyone using their primary email address for online petitions, online chat boards, or anything like that should expect to wind up on a spam list, actually. Not the end of the world. The fact of the matter is that these will be hand-delivered to Washington, and FoF is whining about it. Seems worth it to me. So, use a throw-away email, or the one you use for other online activities, but please sign this....it's worth it.

By the way, I noticed no increase in spam as a result of my participation. Just remember to deselect the two boxes giving them permission to send you crap.
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Old 07-22-2007, 02:51 PM
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Fight for Online Gaming!! -- Plan for week of 7/23

Summary of actions:
1. Write to Treasury and DOJ officials AT LEAST ONCE PER WEEK to request the minimum possible UIGEA regulations.
2. Write to your governor and to your state representatives.
3. Regularly write to Congress.
4. Write to newspapers and post to blogs.

Please see Fight for Online Gaming!! for details. Thanks!
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Old 07-28-2007, 12:33 PM
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Fight for Online Gaming!! -- Plan for week of 7/30

Action:
- Call Sen. Barack Obama on Monday, 7/30, and on Thursday, 8/2 to ask for his support. Post notice of this call effort wherever possible.

Ongoing advocacy:
1. Write to Treasury and DOJ officials AT LEAST ONCE PER WEEK to request the minimum possible UIGEA regulations.
2. Regularly contact Congress.
3. Contact your governor and to your state representatives.
4. Write to newspapers and post to blogs.

Please see Fight for Online Gaming!! -- Plan for week of 7/30 for details. Thanks!
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Old 07-28-2007, 01:51 PM
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Default Re: Fight for Online Gaming!! -- Plan for weeks of 7/30

Glancing at the tread title, I thought it read 'Action Figures Fight Online Gaming'.

Imagine my disappointment when I opened the tread.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:09 PM
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Default Re: Fight for Online Gaming!! -- Plan for weeks of 7/30

Fight for Online Gaming!! -- Plan for weeks of 8/6 & 8/13

Action:
- Write to Congress (your senators and your rep) with a rebuttal to one of the 8/1 FoF letters.
- Write to Congress (your senators and your rep) to ask for their support and to ask where they stand on Internet gaming. Reference the Congressmen For and Against Online Gambling article in the letter.

Ongoing advocacy:
1. Write to Treasury and DOJ officials AT LEAST ONCE PER WEEK to request the minimum possible UIGEA regulations.
2. Regularly contact Congress.
3. Contact your governor and to your state representatives.
4. Write to newspapers and post to blogs.

Please see Fight for Online Gaming!! -- Plan for weeks of 8/6 & 8/13 for details. Thanks!
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