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    David Maher - A Long History as an Insider
    by Anonymous on Thursday August 26 2004, @08:48PM (#14067)
    David Maher has a long history as an ISOC insider.

    He was reported to be one of the main attorneys
    who was called on to answer the wake up call when
    MCDONALDS.COM realized they did not own their
    name. That began a long history of intellectual
    property attorney involvement which has done
    nothing but cause a lot of grief and restricted
    the growth and creativity of the Internet. People
    have naturally walked away.

    David Maher was also part of the IAHC fiasco.
    He of course is now cashing in on his years of
    involvement as an ISOC insider. The .ORG tax
    dollars will fund a small number of people with
    a lavish lifestyle of travel and bobble-head
    appearances before the infamous "community".

    As long as fools pay the domain name fees, there
    will be people collecting the money and laughing
    all the way to the next ISOC venue. It is very
    much like a labor union or a major politial party.

    In a true soviet-like style, there will be no
    real competition allowed, and circular double
    talk reasons will always be close at hand.

    People have a choice, they can continue to be
    the pawns of the ISOC or they can walk away.

    Comparing the two social systems, capitalists
    can clearly see that they can buy shares in
    public companies like Verisign. The public can
    not buy shares in the ISOC or PIR. Those so-called
    public benefit corporations are really private
    benefit tax collecting bodies that pass the
    cash on to selected insiders. They call that
    non-profit. It is really just non-surplus,
    although they all follow the same pattern, as
    soon as the cash builds, they declare that they
    need several years of funding as a reserve to
    make sure they do not fail. They are actually
    very weak organizations staffed by people who
    could not make it in the real world. The people
    live off the public dole, with very private
    corporate dealings and structures.

    The public companies, like Verisign, live off
    the private dole, with very public corporate
    dealings and structures. It is reversed, yet
    people view that as non-public-benefit. The
    public owns Verisign, via many shareholders.
    The insiders "own" the private non-profit
    companies and they are the ones that benefit.

    As with everything the insiders touch, it is
    backward from what the average person would
    expect when it comes to fairness, etc. It would
    be better if the insiders would just start
    telling the truth and drop the "for the benefit
    of the community" charade.

    It is real simple, 3,000,000 names $6 bucks
    per year, $18,000,000 to launder to the insiders.
    Over at the IETF the insiders are lining up
    for their ISOC Welfare Checks.
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