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    Re:Right Wing / Left Wing
    by Anonymous on Friday August 19 2005, @04:51PM (#15997)
    Could it be that the .XXX application was just as
    big a sham as ICANN is ?

    Could it be that there was really no intent to
    promote the .XXX TLD, but instead to expose ICANN
    and engage the now cash-rich ICANN .NET Registry
    into a lawsuit ?

    Could it be that .XXX is really backed by ANTI.XXX
    people who know that a poorly executed process
    will help to KILL .XXX, which is their real agenda ?

    Could it be that people want to expose the fact
    that ICANN ignored .KIDS and .WEB and grabbed
    for the big money opportunities ?

    Could it be that .XXX is just one of many ways
    to get MORE people involved and aware of the
    travesty of the Internet Society and their
    Soviet-like, deal-making behind the scenes ?

    Could it be that a positive outcome will be that
    MORE people will become educated and made aware
    of the corruption that someone like Vinton Cerf
    is allowed to perpetuate, un-checked ?

    Could it be that people want to test the claims
    the U.S. Government makes about being the land
    of opportunity and a place with a level playing
    field ? Could .XXX be just one of many rock-slides or pot-holes on that field ? Will the U.S.
    Government have the ability to clean up the
    toxic waste dump called ICANN ?
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    Re: Right Wing / Left Wing [by Tom Occhipinti]
    by Anonymous on Saturday August 20 2005, @07:25AM (#16011)

    Where were you reading the news prior to Icann's awarding the .XXX extension?

    WE (Left & Right Wing Feminist Groups) were here: (June 1, 2005)
     http://www.icannwatch.org/comments.pl?sid= 1805&cid=15397 [icannwatch.org]

     http://blog.lextext.com/blog/icann/_ar chives/2005/6/1/901923.html#comments [lextext.com]

    And here: ( Apr 9, 2005)
     http://blog.lextext.com/blog/_archives/200 5/3/26/481102.html#253616 [lextext.com]

    [Reference to. XXX at beginning and Right Wing / Left Wing referance at end of post, Re: ... There were some subtle hints for Icann & Registries in this saga of .Inc If they continue on the path set now, they'll have: the Left and the Right upon them. ...]

    G. Steinem

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