Brave New Poker

by , May 29, 2009 | 3:28 am

Interesting article in today’s New York Times about the Pentagon’s plans to set up bases in cyberspace. Though you gotta think it might be pretty cool to follow the next #war via twitter (@evilgeneral firing missiles @TankGuy. boo-ya!) — deployment of a digital military might be quasi-related to online poker and current anti-UIGEA legislation. Why? Because in addition to militarizing the internet:

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Mr. Obama, officials said, will announce the creation of a White House office — reporting to both the National Security Council and the National Economic Council — that will coordinate a multibillion-dollar effort to restrict access to government computers and protect systems that run the stock exchanges, clear global banking transactions and manage the air traffic control system.

Clear global banking transactions? Seems to me like the USA is fixin’ to rake the internet … and the framework currently being set up to regulate online poker would put some of the necessary mechanisms in place.

Then all we’d need is for the Pentagon to get its act together and we could shoot colluders.

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