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  # 2002516 25-Apr-2018 21:00
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blakamin: I'd rather a community that called a spade a spade than one that was full of kim dot coms.

 

If people stuck to discussing the facts and expressing their opinions on them then I wouldn't have any reason to reply. It appears that people have chosen not to do that, and I feel it is reasonable to call them on it.

 

blakamin: Next you'll tell me Trump is an awesome person.

 

Is this really the way you want to take this?

 

 


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  # 2002518 25-Apr-2018 21:02
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mm1352000:

 

blakamin: I'd rather a community that called a spade a spade than one that was full of kim dot coms.

 

If people stuck to discussing the facts and expressing their opinions on them then I wouldn't have any reason to reply. It appears that people have chosen not to do that, and I feel it is reasonable to call them on it.

 

blakamin: Next you'll tell me Trump is an awesome person.

 

Is this really the way you want to take this?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Couldn't care less... I live in the real world, not a "fictional paradise" where everyone has a right to be offended by nothing.

 

 

 

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  # 2002524 25-Apr-2018 21:12
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quickymart: My stepbrother reckons he's never worked an honest day in his life.

 

And what does he think about Kim Dotcom? wink


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blakamin: Couldn't care less... I live in the real world, not a "fictional paradise" where everyone has a right to be offended by nothing.

 

Okay, so let me get this right: by implication, I'm a Trump supporter, I live in a fictional paradise rather than the real world, and I'm offended by nothing? smile

 

I'm actually far from offended. I simply thought our community held itself to higher standards. I guess I was mistaken.


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I had/have some sympathy for DotCom - for a couple of reasons:

 

1. The police have been dodge in their prosecution - illegal spying by them, invalid search warrants + illegal seizure of assets (subsequently overturned), withholding of evidence for his defence team etc.

 

2. If his version of events is correct ie. that he did take-down content that was claimed by others - and more than that, he gave these same organisations direct access to their servers so they could delete offending content as well - then that is a defence argument worth running. Possible challenges to seizure of assets in other territories ie. Hong Kong - suggest other courts see flaws in the prosecution case.

 

3. The raid was completely over the top - Armed Raid + 76 Cops + 2 Helicopters ?? - he's a large wealthy German - not Dr No.

 

4. The way our govt of the day kow-towed to the US was embarrassing - esp re extradition to the US. It should have been done in accordance with fair and due process. Clearly they haven't - or we wouldn't be tied up in knots 6 years later.

 

 

 

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Yes I know MegaUpload was used for sharing copyrighted material. But his claim that you give the speeding ticket to the driver of the offending car - NOT the owner of the road. 

 

 

 

So yeah ....he is great example of greed and excess - but whatever - he has right to justice like we all do - and to date I don't think that has been the case.


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  # 2002534 25-Apr-2018 21:22
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blakamin:

 

Crime, crime, more crime...

 

 

 

 

No, no, no ........ the court viewed his actions as "youthful foolishness" money-mouth. Gotta love these Liberals!


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I had/have some sympathy for DotCom - for a couple of reasons:

 

1. The police have been dodge in their prosecution - illegal spying by them, invalid search warrants + illegal seizure of assets (subsequently overturned), withholding of evidence for his defence team etc.

 

2. If his version of events is correct ie. that he did take-down content that was claimed by others - and more than that, he gave these same organisations direct access to their servers so they could delete offending content as well - then that is a defence argument worth running. Possible challenges to seizure of assets in other territories ie. Hong Kong - suggest other courts see flaws in the prosecution case.

 

3. The raid was completely over the top - Armed Raid + 76 Cops + 2 Helicopters ?? - he's a large wealthy German - not Dr No.

 

4. The way our govt of the day kow-towed to the US was embarrassing - esp re extradition to the US. It should have been done in accordance with fair and due process. Clearly they haven't - or we wouldn't be tied up in knots 6 years later.

 

 

 

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Yes I know MegaUpload was used for sharing copyrighted material. But his claim that you give the speeding ticket to the driver of the offending car - NOT the owner of the road. 

 

 

 

So yeah ....he is great example of greed and excess - but whatever - he has right to justice like we all do - and to date I don't think that has been the case.

 

 

Best post I have seen on Geekzone about Kim Dotcom. Well done.


 
 
 
 


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mm1352000:

 

blakamin: Couldn't care less... I live in the real world, not a "fictional paradise" where everyone has a right to be offended by nothing.

 

Okay, so let me get this right: by implication, I'm a Trump supporter, I live in a fictional paradise rather than the real world, and I'm offended by nothing? smile

 

I'm actually far from offended. I simply thought our community held itself to higher standards. I guess I was mistaken.

 

 

You obviously took some offence to some peoples opinions of KDC, because you had a whinge about it to the boss.

 

like I said, I don't care... Report me, ban me, whatevs. 

 

Have a nice day.. or not.

 

 

 

 


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quickymart: My stepbrother reckons he's never worked an honest day in his life.


That's possible. What is your stepbrother's name so we can check?





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blakamin: You obviously took some offence to some peoples opinions of KDC, because you had a whinge about it to the boss.

 

I accept that you think I was whinging, and obviously you're welcome to choose whether to take me at my word or not.

 

For the record, a reply in which I pointed out two specific comments that - in my opinion - crossed the line has been hidden/removed. The corresponding comments that I referred to have also been removed or amended.


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In the mean time:

https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/102604462/government-must-pay-90k-to-kim-dotcom-after-tribunal-rules-it-breached-his-privacy

Former solicitor general of NZ ruled perverted course of Justice by Human rights Tribunal.

So many laws broken by the people that are suppose to be upholding them.

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rugrat: In the mean time:

https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/102604462/government-must-pay-90k-to-kim-dotcom-after-tribunal-rules-it-breached-his-privacy

Former solicitor general of NZ ruled perverted course of Justice by Human rights Tribunal.

So many laws broken by the people that are suppose to be upholding them.


This is because while everybody is equal, some are more equal, and some are less equal than the rest. The winner from all this? His lawyer, and the loser? I'd say tax payers who have been funding the courts and the raiders and investigators.




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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GeoffisPure: I truly don't understand the hate for this man.


Nor do I.


 


I do not wish to be a member of a community that tolerates or participates in throwing [thinly veiled] insults at people; especially people who aren't present to defend themselves.


 


@freitasm


In reference to the FUG: what constitutes "abuse"?



Apparently it's fine. See the Trump thread for details...





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Geektastic:
mm1352000:

 

GeoffisPure: I truly don't understand the hate for this man.

 

 

 

Nor do I.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I do not wish to be a member of a community that tolerates or participates in throwing [thinly veiled] insults at people; especially people who aren't present to defend themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

@freitasm

 

 

 

In reference to the FUG: what constitutes "abuse"?

 



Apparently it's fine. See the Trump thread for details...

 

 

 

I think we can all agree that trump is not the best person and the humor or reaction to some of the things he does substitutes abusive comments. 
Generally the abusive comments end in invoking Godwin's law and getting banned. Which is not what we want. 
I don't think anyone here will go that far with KDC, more just be frustrated at the lies he has told and how everything is smoke and mirrors. 
 


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Geektastic:
quickymart: My stepbrother reckons he's never worked an honest day in his life.


That's possible. What is your stepbrother's name so we can check?

 

Normally I call him "bro" tongue-out


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