RIPE NCC Executive Board election

Terrence Koeman terrence at
Fri May 15 09:23:28 UTC 2020

FYI, the voting results for the three positions on the RIPE exec board were just announced and Elad was NOT elected.

No doubt we should thank the super illegal, criminal and anonymous Spamhaus cabal as well as the super shady and corrupt IPv6 lobby for manipulating this election from the shadows!

   Terrence Koeman, PhD/MTh/BPsy
     Darkness Reigns (Holding) B.V.

Please quote relevant replies.
Spelling errors courtesy of my 'smart'phone.
From: "Ronald F. Guilmette" <rfg at>
Sent: Wednesday, 13 May 2020 11:51
To: nanog at
Subject: RIPE NCC Executive Board election

> Many of you here may be dues-paying members of both ARIN and RIPE. 
> Those of you who are may wish to be aware of the fact that there will 
> be an election held on (I believe) May 14th, just a day or two from 
> now, for three open RIPE NCC Executive Board seats. 
> I have it on good authority that one of the candidates running for 
> the open RIPE NCC board seats in this election has hired legal 
> counsel in South Africa, and that said legal counsel has then 
> proceeded to threaten various officials of the City of Cape Town, 
> South Africa with possible legal action if they do not relinquish 
> to him their rights in and title to the block, a 
> block that all historical records, including even ARIN "WhoWas" 
> historical records show, clearly and unambiguously, has been 
> legally registered to the City of Cape Town for over twenty years. 
> (I am assured that at no time did the City of Cape Town ever sell, 
> trade, or barter away their rights to this valuable IPv4 block, 
> and that they are defending themselves, as best as they can, against 
> this attempt to extort them out of their rightful prooperty.) 
> Where I come from, this kind of thing is called barratry, but you 
> be the judge. 
> In any case, prior to the RIPE election, I wanted to let you all 
> know these facts about the candidate in question, as well as a 
> number of additional startling facts relating to the people who 
> nominated this candidate for a RIPE NCC Executive board seat, as 
> documented by my friend, South African journalist Jan Vermeulen: 
> I could go into more detail about many of the nominators mentioned 
> in the above article, but I don't want to make this email too long, 
> so I'll await some explict request for that additional info.  For now 
> it should suffice to make at least some of the basic facts more widely 
> available, a task which is accomplished just by sharing the above link, 
> IMHO. 
> Regards, 
> rfg 
> P.S.  I have been specifically and explicitly enjoined and constrained 
> from posting here anything at all that might smack of being either 
> partisan or of an even vaguely "political" nature, and thus, I will 
> refrain from doing so.  I would be remiss hoever if I did not at least 
> note in passing that history records that in times such as these, when 
> people of good character and good intent are, as they rightly should be, 
> focused on the health and safety of themselves, their loved ones, and 
> their professional collegues, and when the gaze of the world is elsewhere, 
> persons of less than honorable intent reach for power and, with unfortunate 
> regularity, obtain it. 
> I cannot and do not ask that those of you who have been saddled with 
> personal or local crises during this sad time turn away from those 
> responsibilities to give attention to matters of Internet governance, 
> however urgent those may appear at the moment.  For all of us, our first- 
> order duty lies nearby, with family, friends, and collegues.  But for 
> those of you who still have a few cycles to spare, I do ask that you 
> consider carefully the newfound and critical importance of this tool, 
> this Internet, in the lives of so many millions, all around the world, 
> and the self-evident risks of its governance being handed over, by default 
> or otherwise, to persons with an interest only in what is best for them 
> personally, to the exclusion of all else. 
> P.P.S.  I would be posting this info and the above link also to the 
> very relevant RIPE members-discuss mailing list, but as I am not a 
> due-paying member of RIPE, I have no ability to do so.  Separately, 
> due in no small part to the candidate's own recent and manifest on-list 
> transgressions on that very list, that list has recently been switched 
> to a heavy-handed moderation, under which, it seems, even discussion of 
> the pros and cons of candidates in the upcoming RIPE NCC Executive Board 
> election are now categorized as "too controversial" and thus, themselves, 
> are now entirely off-limits. 
> I cannot help but be reminded of a catch-phrase that I saw somewhere, 
> not too long ago: 
>                  "Democracy dies in darkness." 
>                                   -- anon 
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