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    ICANN, Now Well-Funded Wines and Dines and Jokes
    by Anonymous on Friday March 31 2006, @11:24AM (#16672)
    ICANN, Now Well-Funded Wines and Dines and Jokes

    [From the ICANN inner circle's dinner table]

    Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, and Gorbachev are on a train heading towards communism.

    Suddenly the conductor says, "Oh noes! There are no rails left. We can not move on."

    Lenin says, "no problem, Saturday is Lenin day and we will all work for free and cut down trees and build the rails."

    Then Stalin says, "no, we must find out whose fault this is and kill them."

    Khrushchev disagrees and says, "no, we can plant corn in the fields, sell the corn to the American and we can buy the railroad."

    Brezhnev says, "no, we must all sit in the train and sway back and forward so we have the appearance of forward motion towards communism."

    Finally Gorbachev stands up and says, "Comrandes, you don't understand the modern times. There is a new spirit of glasnost and perestroika. We need more transparency. We need more openness." At this point, he opened the windows and started shouting, "there are no rails! There are no rails!"

    [Note: ICANN groupies now sway back and forth in meetings as a public gesture of their collective ability to dupe (tax and spend) netizen's dollars.]
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    Re:ICANN, Now Well-Funded Wines and Dines and Joke
    by Anonymous on Friday March 31 2006, @01:47PM (#16677)
    Suddenly the conductor says, "Oh no! There are no TLDs left. We can not move on."

    Cerf says, "no, we must all sit in the meeting and sway back and forward so we have the appearance of forward motion towards more TLDs."

    Finally Susan Crawford stands up and says, "Comrandes, you don't understand the modern times. There is a new spirit of glasnost and perestroika. We need more transparency. We need more openness." At this point, she opened the windows and started shouting, "there are no new TLDs! There are no new TLDs!"
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