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[–] ArchangelleShe 2 points 64 points (+66|-2) ago 

He's referring to Kim Dotcom, for those unaware.

>Bankers destroy global economy: cool, have a bonus.

>Dude lets his users share movies: SWAT team, helicopters, raid his home, millions of dollars trying to extradite him.

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[–] 0x4F 1 points 33 points (+34|-1) ago 

Bankers destroy global economy: cool, have a bonus.

When people rob banks it's a felony.

When banks rob people it's business as usual.

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[–] go1dfish 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago 

Nobody pays them to root out corruption.

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[–] ovix 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

People need their own PAC to actually buy politicians that represent their views. Don't represent views? No money.

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[–] go1dfish 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

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[–] CowWithBeef 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

We don't have meaningful money. The oligarchs have it all.

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[–] BentAxel 1 points 21 points (+22|-1) ago 

How I see this:

Pirate Bay gets rousted. They toss someone in the clink for three years or so. It gets realized it was all bullshit and he is released.

Megaupload, Kim gets rousted, moves to New Zealand. The US wants to extract him from that country to try him in the US over Fucking Hollywood?

Help me if I am incorrect here. What the fuck would warrant extradition from another country over data. Jesus, even Julian Assange and Snowden arent behind bars. You would think Murder right?

As Stan from Southpark says: Dude, this is pretty fucked up right here!

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[–] ArchangelleShe 1 points 22 points (+23|-1) ago 

moves to New Zealand

From Hong Kong. He's a German citizen, he's never even been to the US.

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[–] BentAxel 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

OK I completely forgot about that. More WTF is America involved for? Was megaupload here in the states? NOOOOO after brief research.

Megaupload Ltd was an online Hong Kong–based company established in 2005 that ran online services related to file storage and viewing, including megaupload.com.

This whole thing smells like rotten fish.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

What the fuck would warrant extradition from another country over data.

The gov just follows the money. Which happens to be in the big corporations

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[–] asg101 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

The government will NEVER go after corruption, it is their very essence.

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[–] LonElliott 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

This would be because the corrupt folks have money and make campaign donations. Online pirates do not. Lobbies and money are a powerful tool in Washington and we simply do not have anyone representing us any more.

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[–] asg101 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

There used to be people in the U.S. that would fight over "no taxation without representation", but they died out long ago.

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[–] CowWithBeef 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I am definitely a huge pussy and I am braver at opposing the government than most people I know. If we need people like me to do more than opt out at the airport, we are fucked. I don't even vote because I will just throw my votes away on write ins, libertarians, greens, and the occasional Paul anyway.

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[–] HoneyNutStallmans 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

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[–] WhiteSoIMustBeRacist 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Uh...

Shit I don't have the time or the desire to go through and list them all. You can spend a life time on Illinois corruption alone.

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[–] destinthegreat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Saying the words Illinois and then Curroption will be redundant

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[–] 0x4F 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

To paraphrase the late, great "Joliet" Jake Blues,

I hate Illinois Nazis crony politicians.

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[–] 0x4F 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago 

Snowden needs to knock it off with the facts and critical thinking if he wants to get more followers and attention on Twitter. These are Americans he's talking to, via a social media network. He needs to substitute cat emojis for those things with letters in them -- you know, words -- and shirtless Putin memes for important messages about the overbearing surveillance state. Also: Try to get on Kimye's followers list. Instant internet fame. And definitely start an Instagram!

Otherwise, the only people listening to him will be people who have more than an eighth-grade education, and that's no way to get your message across to the diverse citizenry of the #1 global superpower with an immense nuclear arsenal and a Panopticon view of the entire world. Geez, the guy makes so much sense it's like -- it's like he's one of those people who reads books! He must be up to something... Yup, it's the glasses, that's how you can tell... /s

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