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  1. smackdaddy

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    It's funny you bring that up, I'm just now watching the "F1 - Drive to Survive" series (recommend). Rich Energy dude was all beard - no balls. This decision was a mercy killing. S+S (and LBYC) would have been mercilessly mocked and shamed by its own country - completely and utterly ruining the brand. And I would have been at the front of that line. I'm going to keep following this simply because I think there is a link between this campaign and the alleged misappropriation of public funds on the part of ETNZ/ACE. We'll see, But there's no hiding now.
  2. smackdaddy

    Team NYYC

    Hey! Who you calling "childish". Stop with the name calling and BS.
  3. smackdaddy

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    Yes - but since there is only 1 US boat - it's obviously down to the other 3 participants. And because it was GD (through is mouthpiece RG) guaranteeing that S+S would be at the line - it's certainly not GBR. There's not a lot of math here to do.
  4. smackdaddy

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    I'm starting to think this "rh3000" is Four's sock. This is one of the most ridiculous posts I've seen in a while. All you need to do is look on GD's approved website to see the complicity, undermining, pre-emption, etc.: Don't worry. Due process is coming.
  5. smackdaddy

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    Depends. This seems to be the clause up for interpretation... Within the context of other language within this HVA - the Emiratis could or could not be considered one of these 4 teams (like you see above where they are separated for the final match - same with bases, etc). In light of the early Economic Analysis - which obviously also drives a lot of this HVA (essentially as an investment pro-forma from MBIE and NZ)_ - there were originally supposed to be a MINIMUM of 6 challenging teams just to break even. So, like all things, I think this point is probably being litigated as we speak. Regardless, GD certainly put a lot of chips on the table to try to keep S+S in the mix. If the above didn't apply - why? It will actually be you Kiwis who have to count tor four. Heh.
  6. smackdaddy

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    Ask GD...
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    Team NYYC

    Multi-level fog brought to you by...
  8. smackdaddy

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    "One hears..." - from his Little Birds...
  9. smackdaddy

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    My favorite was Clownwell's furtive guarantee to TE that S+S would be at the line. It was the first real indicator to me that GD was involved. The second was (apart from the Hungarian Goulash) the flagrant pimping of S+S by Clownwell a few weeks ago trying desperately to find money. Sham is right.
  10. smackdaddy

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    Nailed it.
  11. smackdaddy

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    This.... ...aaaaand this... Have I told you guys about my upcoming billboard in Auckland? Bottom line is that this is far from over. GD is now in breach of the HVA. Only COVID can save him. Heh.
  12. smackdaddy

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    Are the screws tightening? Oof.
  13. smackdaddy

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    Yeah - that same kind of language is in the HVA. And, though a bit squishy here an there, it also breaks the Emiratis out as separate from those other participating teams. This is why S+S is such a critical piece to this puzzle. So does MBIE get the Royal KiWhingerTM Yacht Squadron?
  14. smackdaddy

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    Your Kiwi bureaucracy and ignorance doesn't matter all with regards to this agreement. It's all there very clearly. MBIE, of course, will choose to do what it chooses to do. And there are, obviously, both political and financial implications to whatever is decided. But they obviously had enough "business acumen" to draw this thing up. And now it's time to decide if/how to enforce it. I think this is a bit above your pay grade.
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    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    That's one of the options in red as you can see. Looks like they've already exercised their right to withhold further investment while the investigation is going. But I can promise you, the arbitration panel looking at the S+S thing is NOTHING compared to this. This the real story.