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    Can you provide your Accreditation as a Human ?
    by Anonymous on Friday June 04 2004, @04:18PM (#13695)
    Can you provide your Accreditation as a Human ?

    Have you been screened by a sleeze-ball attorney
    from Florida ?

    Are all of your personal and financial records
    now on file with "The Society" and open to all of
    the other insiders to study, as they desire ?

    Has a sleeze-ball CPA, also from Florida, been
    paid to paw thru all of your financial records
    in order to verify that you exist ?

    Have you been photographed with a dog-leash from
    16 different angles and finger-printed to make
    sure you are only one person ?

    Have you paid tens of thousands of dollars in
    application fees and signed all of the necessary
    agreements and waivers ?

    Are you able to appear, in person, at some remote,
    exotic, and expensive location and present your
    file for comparison with "the official" files
    of "The Society" ?

    Have you noticed that none of the members of
    "The Society" have been subjected to any of the
    above ?

    Do you carry an official ICANN SAIC (Special
    Agent In Charge) Badge, and flash it in bars
    and restaurants to obtain free drinks and food ?

    Do you have a secret decoder ring that allows
    you to get the "official" messages, as opposed
    to what may appear as some random writings ?

    Do you have your own 128-bit DNA entry in the
    M$ and V$ data-base and have you paid the $50
    annual fee, at least 10 years in advance ?

    If .NAME is removed from the True.Root do you
    cease to exist ?
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    Don't Worry Dan - Esther Loves You and Watches You
    by Anonymous on Saturday June 05 2004, @04:57AM (#13698)
    Don't Worry Dan - Esther Loves You and Watches You

    http://www.aspeninstitute.org/Programt3.asp?bid=13 218

    February 17, 2004, Berkman Center- Cambridge, MA- Luncheon Discussion "The Accountable Net"

    March 21-23, 2004, PC Forum - Phoenix, AZ - Roundtable

    April 1, 2004, Washington, DC -Executive Briefings, Lunch on Hill, April 2 Breakfast at the Institute

    June 11, 2004, Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY - Cardozo Roundtable: The Accountable Net. For more information, please contact Susan Crawford, 212-790-0277.

    See You on the Darknet; Why we don't really want Internet Security
    Paul Boutin, Slate, January 28, 2004

    his final forecast is standard tech-blog fare: Totalitarian governments (you know, like the one in 1984) will clamp down on the Net by instituting a digital Mark of the Beast, a personally assigned crypto-certificate that tags every online transaction, letting authorities track exactly who did what, where, and when. But Walker also argues that the rest of us (the ones who aren't yet peons in Orwellian regimes) will voluntarily sign up for similar surveillance when the certificate system is marketed to us as a cure for spam, fraud, and other Internet annoyances.
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