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Kim Dotcom Offers To Go US in Exchange for Money

By - Source: Stuff.co.nz | B 12 comments

If there is anything Kim Dotcom aka Kimble aka Kim Schmitz can do better than flaunt his wealth and expensive lifestyle, it is rubbing government authorities the wrong way.

Dotcom is all over Twitter these days, feeding his 91,000 followers frequent comments and images that update the public on his activities at his New Zealand mansion. Among the more noteworthy tweets was a hey-you-note to the U.S. Department of Justice:

"Hey DOJ, we will go to the US. No need for extradition. We want bail, funds unfrozen for lawyers & living expenses."

Alright, so we know that modesty is not anchored in Dotcom's genes, but it appears that he is rather confident about his case as his provocative posts not only tease the restart of his Mega empire, ask for suggestions for hosting providers outside the U.S., and send job offers to his supporters but also ridicule public figures such as vice president Joe Biden. Twitter may not always be an appropriate negotiation tool in a rather spicy case, especially if it is used for apparent PR purposes.

The chance that U.S. government will unfreeze Dotcom's money? Rather slim.

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    chromonoid , July 12, 2012 3:17 AM
    I want megaupload back now! i have a half finished file that i want to download :D 
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    lunyone , July 12, 2012 5:08 AM
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    Play nice DOJ. Just force him to work for Foxconn, that will teach him to play nice

    I don't think the "nets" are designed for someone of his stature, so would they being sending him off to ?????? /sarcasm
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    Anonymous , July 12, 2012 3:11 AM
    he should cash out be4 they lock him up. too bad. nether way he wont get his money back that is all I know.
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    chromonoid , July 12, 2012 3:17 AM
    I want megaupload back now! i have a half finished file that i want to download :D 
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    QEFX , July 12, 2012 4:54 AM
    Play nice DOJ. Just force him to work for Foxconn, that will teach him to play nice.
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    lunyone , July 12, 2012 5:08 AM
    Quote:
    Play nice DOJ. Just force him to work for Foxconn, that will teach him to play nice

    I don't think the "nets" are designed for someone of his stature, so would they being sending him off to ?????? /sarcasm
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    Anonymous , July 12, 2012 9:33 AM
    Lol... this was not at all a legal close of Megaupload.... If thats true there would be no Mail, Facebook , Twitter or Whatsoever cause Terrroristic Propaganda is floating through them, and to this logic they need to be closed to deal with that, not happened,right ?.... But if you make a Plattform for Users to Store their Files it gets closed...don't get that logic... America is retarded
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    LOL92 , July 12, 2012 12:42 PM
    FREE MEGAUPLOAD!!
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    teh_chem , July 12, 2012 12:45 PM
    For what this guy has done in his past, I honestly don't feel bad for him in the slightest.

    I do buy into the conspiracy-theorist views of why he was taken in, but I still don't feel bad for him personally.
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    freggo , July 12, 2012 2:00 PM
    What a waste of DNA...
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    neiroatopelcc , July 12, 2012 3:33 PM
    A rather reasonable request in my opinion. But since when's the us politics been reasonable...
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    alidan , July 12, 2012 8:49 PM
    teh_chemFor what this guy has done in his past, I honestly don't feel bad for him in the slightest.I do buy into the conspiracy-theorist views of why he was taken in, but I still don't feel bad for him personally.


    the view that he was going to free artists from the riaa and big music grip by giving them 95% if not more of the profit from their music on a competing itunes line platform?

    i do believe that was the last straw, but it wasnt the sole reason it was brought down.
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    teh_chem , July 12, 2012 8:54 PM
    alidanthe view that he was going to free artists from the riaa and big music grip by giving them 95% if not more of the profit from their music on a competing itunes line platform?i do believe that was the last straw, but it wasnt the sole reason it was brought down.

    I was talking more about his douchebag dealings throughout his business history. Extorting and embezzling money. I think he paid fines for what he did, but TBH, I don't think it was proportional to what he did.
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