Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Online gambling in USA outlawed?

I mentioned in an earlier post my little gig promoting an opportunity to participate in a market research project on internet gambling. I got word this morning that there has been a big sea change due to some recent gov. legistlation that has apparently outlawed internet gambling in the USA. So my program has switched its focus to English speaking countries outside of the USA.

I would guess that because of the huge amounts of money involved, the US based casinos will certainly challenge this in the courts. Not everyone is going to be willing to move off shore.

Al's Inconvenient Truth

I just got back from watching a free screening of Al Gore's film, "An Inconvenient Truth", put on by a local Unitarian church. Have you seen it? I missed it when it was in the theatres. Even though the outline of the story is well known, the graphic images and the piles of data Al presents really bring the reality of global warming home; it's the mother of all wake up calls. It is sobering, but ends on a hopeful note. We have the means to reverse the trends, now all we need is the will. I guess if Al is willing to keep going and not give up, we have no excuse!