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    Re:"The inner circle of ICANN is amazingly narrow:
    by Anonymous on Monday May 16 2005, @04:55AM (#15260)
    While NSI may be non-responsive, ICANN is the far bigger stench.  Our
    current executive branch leaders have badly failed us.  It is time for
    Congress to take over.  Including Senator McCain on behalf of the
    Senate Commerce committee.

             The committee should subpeona Cerf and Patrick and find
             out just what they had in mind when they warned of
             Internet instability and the failure of E-commerce if
             ICANN doesn't get its way.  Reading the ICANN Papers we
             can only wonder at the private personna shown here by
             Cerf and Dyson in contrast to their public postures of
             the "Internet is for everyone" and "champion of the
             little guy."

    But there are additional contrasting forces at work. The gap between
    the innocuous public role claimed for it by ICANN's supporters and
    the lengths to which powerful men like Cerf and Patrick are willing
    to go on its behalf, carries with it the odor of deception.  If ICANN
    is so essential to the survival of the Internet, they should be
    willing to engage in open debate in its support.  The fact that they
    have hidden for a year from any public debate where they cannot
    control the terms says that their real agenda could not survive
    public scrutiny.
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    Re:"The inner circle of ICANN is amazingly narrow:
    by Anonymous on Monday May 16 2005, @06:55AM (#15264)
    Scott Adams @ Arkansas Tech: What do you get from blogs? ... last summer at Esther Dyson’s PC Forum, held in Arizona, where Joe Nacchio, ... Florida who sent him a link disclosing that Nachio had sold $300 million ...
    scottadams.blogs.com/links/2005/04/what_do_you_get .htm
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    Re:"The inner circle of ICANN is amazingly narrow:
    by Anonymous on Monday May 16 2005, @01:40PM (#15271)
    http://www.phoneplusmag.com/articles/541feat05.htm l

    Ebbers, who claimed in testimony he did not have any knowledge about the fraud, had a reputation for being controlling.

    He and other former top executives bullied underlings who questioned their tactics and approved multibillion-dollar acquisitions in a matter of hours or minutes without a shred of paper presented to the board of directors, according to two investigative reports released in 2003. The board, according to the reports, functioned as puppets, rather than as watchdogs, not even questioning Ebbers when he secured a $50 million loan through WorldCom to cover personal bank loans that he risked defaulting on as a result of the company’s declining stock price.
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