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Sheep & The Seven Percent Solution

  • To: revised-settlement@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Sheep & The Seven Percent Solution
  • From: Danny Younger <dannyyounger@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 08:56:27 -0800 (PST)

Isn't it wonderful how two parties can come together
to amicably settle their differences by jointly
deciding to screw an innocent and defenseless third
party instead?  It reminds me of Ben Franklin's
comment about two wolves and a sheep voting on what to
have for dinner.  

The first wolf, a corporation that takes in more than
$1 billion in annual revenue, has threatened a costly
and ongoing lawsuit against the second wolf whose
annual budget is a pittance by comparison.

The first wolf wants to make even more money and seeks
to be granted the right to fleece a herd of sheep in

The second wolf fears being crippled by ongoing
litigation and being damaged further by negative PR

They collude.  

The first wolf gets what it wants, and the second wolf
gets what it needs.  The sheep gets abused.

No one cares about the sheep.  The sheep are there to
be victimized.  The sheep will be told that this
decision is in the public interest, that being fleeced
is necessary to support the overall public good.

There is nothing that sheep can do -- as someone said:
 It is useless for sheep to pass resolutions in favor
of vegetarianism while wolves remain of a different

ICANN has become a wolf.  Today it fattens its belly
on sheep;  who knows who will be devoured tomorrow? 
... but this is what happens when wolves are allowed
to run wild.  

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