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    Of the Lawyers, By the Lawyers, For the Lawyers
    by Anonymous on Saturday November 12 2005, @05:32PM (#16488)
    Of the Lawyers, By the Lawyers, For the Lawyers

    Lawyers are mostly "walking conflicts of interest".

    Their goal is to fill THEIR billable time and to
    employ flunkies (staff members) that they bill at
    top dollar and take a huge cut. If they do not
    build a large staff, they are earnings-limited
    because as of right now, there are only 24 hours
    in a day. The ICANN Board may attempt to change
    that, but it is a consensus view at this point.

    Lawyers are mostly "walking conflicts of interest".

    Their fees come from "clients", not from some
    product or service they develop and deploy.
    While they may place themselves in the royalty
    stream, they are not the ones that compose and
    sing the songs. They do develop a view that *your
    right* to hear that song flows thru them and
    comes from them. They are the toll-booth
    operators. You grant them that right, and pay
    them, despite that inherent conflict of interest.
    What is impressive is that they convince you that
    you want to involuntarily donate to their
    interest, themselves.

    Lawyers are mostly "walking conflicts of interest".

    Their goal is to extract as much wealth from their
    client as they can, without their client noticing
    or objecting or doing a cost-benefit analysis.
    The fees end when the money is gone. They move on
    to another sucker, and attempt to hide their
    inherent conflict of interest.

    Lawyers are mostly "walking conflicts of interest".

    ICANN is "Of the Lawyers, By the Lawyers, For the Lawyers". Once domain names are free, as in
    money, people will look back and wonder why they
    ever tolerated the welfare state of lawyers.
    The good news is that as the Internet implodes,
    all that will be left will be lawyers feeding on
    lawyers. They have their whois database, and their
    view that corporations, trusts, trademarks and
    other artificial creations are the bed-rock of
    society. The net is a given to them, and it does
    not matter if people disconnect or route around
    it. They measure the health by the demand for
    their billable time. As long as people continue
    to play into their game, they will laugh all the
    way to the bank.

    ICANN is "Of the Lawyers, By the Lawyers, For the Lawyers".
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