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    by Anonymous on Sunday August 21 2005, @05:11AM (#16017)
    "By now everyone knows about the attempt by the US Commerce Department to "recall" the delegation of .xxx to ICM Registry due to pressure from deluded right-wing groups in the US who think that it will add to pornography on the Internet."

    1. "By now everyone knows"
    Who is everyone ?
    All humans ?
    All Americans ?
    All net users ?
    All members of the Internet Society ?
    All ICANN insiders ?
    When is now ? August 2005 ? Did anyone know in July 2005 ?
    What do they "knows" ?

    2. "about the attempt by the US Commerce Department"
    Does an "attempt" imply a failed mission ?
    Was the entire US Commerce Department involved ?
    Did the head of the US Commerce Department approve the "attempt" ?
    If it was an "attempt" and it failed, why should EVERYONE care ?
    Does everyone really know ?
    What do they "knows" ?

    3. "to "recall" the delegation of .xxx"
    What does it mean to delegate ?
    Does delegation imply someone has it and the right to delegate ?
    Where does that right come from ?
    If a "recall" has been done, does that imply the delegation had been made ?
    Did the "attempt" to "recall" fail resulting in the delegation remaining ?
    Is .xxx similar to .*** meaning fill in any characters ?
    What does .xxx mean ?
    Does .xxx mean brand-x as in generic food packages that are white boxes with black letters ?

    4. "to ICM Registry"
    Who is ICM Registry ?
    Where is ICM Registry located ?
    Is ICM Registry operated by U.S. citizens who may be subject to a U.S. Department of Commerce "recall" ?
    Why would ICM Registry care about a U.S. Department of Commerce opinion ?
    Do ALL Americans [everyone] know who ICM Registry is ?

    5. "due to pressure from deluded right-wing groups in the US"
    How is "pressure" applied ?
    Is "everyone" deluded ?
    Are individuals involved or just "groups" ?
    Are all people and groups, not "in the US", of the opposite opinion ?

    6. "who think that it will add to pornography on the Internet."
    If people are deluded how can they "think" ?
    What is "it" ?
    Will IT add to pornography ?
    Is .IT some country ?
    Is pornography the same as adult content ?
    Does "the Internet" include private networks ?
    Is there a virus that will add content to private networks ?
    Is "everyone" connected to "the Internet" ?

    Can "everyone" answer these questions ?
    Are there more questions ?

    Is it possible that a deluded individual is
    making claims about what everyone knows and
    putting pressure on everyone to spend their
    valuable time on a topic that many people
    have little or no interest in ?

    What would motivate a deluded individual to do that ?
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