Why thanks te kooti.
The punchline is the notion of Dotcom as "creepy dude."
Some of my relatives (the prettier ones) have been to parties at his place. "To make up ther numbers," he says.
I have a strong aversion to dodgy characters buying a NZ passport. After all, I had to endure an awful NZ high school to reach adulthood and qualify for a passport!
Hence, I was not impressed to see this man pop up in the Coatesville supermarket.
And, because my own writing gets stolen off the Internet, I am not a fan of "upload" sites like his.
However, since landing in NZ, he has proven to be quite a character.
He provides free ice cream at summer beaches, pays for fireworks shows and puts money into worthwhile local causes. However, he also bankrolled John Banks - a far right politician (former Mayor of Auckland and now Member of Parliament - but not for much longer).
Giving $$$ to Banks was not smart.
Like Larry, Dotcom only thinks strategically and the fact he funded Banks is, in my view, a major drawback.
However, he is working hard at being kiwi and has skilled advisers.
He is not boring. Because I like interesting people I have to confess I have abandoned my earlier hardline opposition to him.
If Comrade Kim was to give the $$$$ to someone else (e.g. Te Kooti) I would then hand it over to Dalts. It can be in any curency. Euros, renminbi, HK dollars - whatever!
If you think back to the Raoul Gardini and beyond, you find dodgy money in the AC. Even Larry accepts $$$ from the CIA - the outfit that brought you weapons of mass destruction, an unnecessary war, and death of hundreds of thousands of civilians. I am afraid to say Oracle software runs numerous systems deployed for unsavoury purposes.
So yes, Comrade Dotcom is a "creepy" (even dodgy) dude. But money is money.
Besides, the thought of Grant and Dotcom in the same room is hilarious!