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    Re:Why Do You Think They Call It Canadian Bacon ?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday December 13 2004, @04:02PM (#14560)
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    The new ICANN 'office' of the Ombudsman won't be in Toronto, Canada, it will be in Vancouver, Canada, and they won't be building any new offices. Crikey, if you can't read or decipher an ICANN pablum press release, do you expect to be taken seriously here? BTW, Vancouver is far closer to Marina del Rey than it is to Toronto, those Rand McNally atlases knowingly show the US larger than it should be and I think that goes back to Teddy Roosevelt's time, part of that manifest destiny shtick that ICANN has picked up and run with so far.

    As for Noss (and Rader) of Tucows, they're from Toronto's environs which to the rest of us Canucks equates to a bunch of scammers who pretend (and yearn) to be part of the US, AKA wannabees. Not like the olden days when I used TuCows as one of the first software download depositories online, now they're just more money grubbers, let's call them suppositories.

    And you're right Dan, these offtopic offtarget postings are mostly the work of one person, Jim Fleming, a nutbar, fruitcake, netkook extraordinaire. There are so many contenders for that title, you'd think there's a monetary award for the winner. Jim is still in the running. -g

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    Re:Why Do You Think They Call It Canadian Bacon ?
    by Anonymous on Monday December 13 2004, @05:23PM (#14562)
    Firstly, as has been reported, I am Canadian.
    I presently live in Ottawa, and I grew up and was educated in central Canada, and I obtained my first undergrad degree in political science before I joined the royal Canadian mounted police, where I served on the Montreal drug squad and later as an investigator in western Canada.
    I went into government service in the late 1980s and completed a second undergraduate degree in human justice.
    After working for several years with a provincial ombudsman in Canada, my wife and I went to east TIMOR as part of the United Nations staff.
    And that's where I had my first experience with ICANN as my wife attended the Melbourne conference in her capacity as the head of the east TIMOR IT unit, along with a colleague.
    I got to hear all the stories and see the pictures.
    On our return to Canada, I was appointed as the senior advisor to the commissioner of a small federal agency that concerned itself with consumer protection.
    And in that role, I helped to implement a new set of reforms to federal banking law designed to improve the balance of power between consumers and OLIGARCHIC financial institutions.
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    Re:Why Do You Think They Call It Canadian Bacon ?
    by Anonymous on Tuesday December 14 2004, @04:15AM (#14569)
    There will be TWO new ICANN offices, one in
    Ottawa and the other in Hull. One is on the
    English side of the river and the other is on
    the French side of the river. You can walk
    across the bridge from one to the other.

    The budget will have to be double, $20,000,000
    per year for EACH location.

    The word "budget" is the same in English and French. It is Le Budget because it is male gender.
    La ICANN is female gender.

    The word double is also the same in English and French.

    With $20,000,000 each office should be able to
    support 20 people. Each person gets their own
    Mercedes or BMW, Canadians do not make cars.
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