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Kim Dotcom vows to bring the Internet Party to the US next year

By Shawn Knight
Dec 3, 2014
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  1. Seemingly unfazed by the fact that he's completely run out of money (or perhaps still enthusiastic over the results of his recent bail hearing), Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has promised to bring a version of his controversial political party to...

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  2. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,181   +528

    Ummmm.... what's the word I'm looking for..... No.
     
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  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,667   +776

    LOL ..... well, every generation has one of him somewhere ... like that boil on the back of your rump that you can't quite reach and scratch!
     
  4. Jefferson Amori

    Jefferson Amori TS Rookie

    I think it took too long for the "internet itself" try its way into politics.
    I also tought it would be better represented.

    Not that I think Kim isn't good enough by himself, but he's just too controversial for the job.
     
  5. JohnCB

    JohnCB TS Booster Posts: 118   +62

    This is nothing more than an ego-boosting stunt for Kim.

    Though I'm rooting for him in his current legal case, it's only because he's the less of two evils. He's not interested in "what's right" he's interested in "what's attention grabbing".

    No thanks, keep your little political party joke in Australia please.
     
  6. MaXtor

    MaXtor TS Booster Posts: 103   +6

    As controversial as Kim Dotcom is, he is a motivated man that gets things done. I believe he would be great as the person behind the scenes. I will admit my views are biased, being that I disagree with the US Government for being manipulated by Hollywood. I believe he knowingly allowed and endorsed piracy, however I don't agree with anti-piracy practices. I also think Hollywood needs to realize that the world is changing around them and they need to adapt. I happily pay for Netflix, Hulu, and Google Music, however I will pirate anything that isn't conveniently available for me to stream online.

    On a side note, why can I no longer post as a guest (it says username is already in use)? Techspot is one of the few sites I comment on as I am not hassled to log in.
     
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,554   +2,897

    I'm hassled to log in about three times a year. God, that is so aggravating. Why didn't I think about using the guest account instead?

    I hope guest posting is permanently disabled.
     
  8. MaXtor

    MaXtor TS Booster Posts: 103   +6

    We're offtopic here. But it is the way I set up my browser. I have multiple privacy extensions for Firefox, the most interfering with log ins being that I block scripts and cookies on all websites. I agree it is not a hassle for most people, but I like my privacy (even though I'm probably tracked regardless, at least I make an effort).
     
  9. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +137

    So...he wants to combine socialism with libertarianism? Didn't that porn actress that tried to win the governorship in New York run on the same platform? How'd that work out for her?
     
  10. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,216   +1,240

    Sounds counterproductive, I would say you just make your Internet experience more annoying and less practical than it needs to be. But hey whatever makes you feel safe or less violated :)
     
  11. MaXtor

    MaXtor TS Booster Posts: 103   +6

    Benjamin Franklin put it best: "Those who give up liberty for security deserve neither." Which goes hand in hand with trading privacy for convenience.
     
  12. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,216   +1,240

    What did he say about those who make life harder on themselves? :)
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2014
  13. Axle Greese

    Axle Greese TS Enthusiast Posts: 30

    Kim Schmitz is no Libertarian. Not even a little bit. The self-serving gimp launched the Internet Party in New Zealand just prior to the General Election. The purpose was to topple the incumbent National Party who sanctioned the raid on his mansion. He wanted the National Party gone as much as it wanted him gone. So he set up this mongrel party entirely made up of far Left moonbats. It would've been more honest to call it the German Billionaire Marxist Maori nationalist Green Party. It was beset with scandals and very few people took it seriously. It all backfired on the Left and the National Party gained even more election seats than in the previous election. The National Party now have enough seats to govern alone without needing to make deals with New Zealand First (more or less a party of xenophobic pensioners with left-wing protectionist economic policies) nor any other party on the other side of the political aisle.

    So, thanks, Kim. Now bugger off.
     
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