[EXCLUSIVE] The Internet Party strategy revealed

Bd96K8mCYAA9XKNThe Internet Party has been announced today by Kim Dotcom, complete with logo resplendent in the corporate colours of Orcon.

This story though reveals the background behind the party and the key people involved in the formation of the party including the exclusive release of leaked documents that outline their strategy and plans to hoodwink the public into voting for what is emerging as a left-wing front and political subterfuge.

The money:

The strategy paper (below) reveals that Martyn Bradbury is working for Kim Dotcom and is charging him $8000 per month plus GST for political strategy, on top of a $5000 payment to allow him to upgrade his computer, cellphone and tablet devices.

Bradbury refused to answer his phone despite messages and numerous calls. Bear in mind that Bradbury has also been on the parliamentary payroll for the MANA Party.

On top of that we can reveal that Wellington barrister Graeme Edgeler apparently also consulted to the Dotcom party and charged $3000 plus GST for a report into two electorates.Upper Harbour and Auckland Central. When we spoke to Graeme Edgeler he refused to comment on clients despite repeated questions regarding the nature of the report and billing arranges, his constant refrain was that he “refused to talk about clients”.

Then just yesterday Martyn Bradbury wrote a post about the pending Dotcom party where he stated:

I think all those urban professional male Gen X National Party voters who don’t derive an income from the Dairy Industry will find Kim Dotcom’s economic vision a genuine way forward and they will find it difficult not to vote for him.

Urban professional male Gen X National Party voters vote National out of default, appeal to their logical sensibilities and watch them change that vote. Many would feel their cosmopolitan skin crawl at the idea Key will cut a deal with a religious social conservative like Colin Craig and while that disgust isn’t enough to make them vote Labour or Greens (and they aren’t crazy enough to vote NZ First), Dotcom’s Party could very well be their protest vote in 2014. 

And fellow Daily Blog author Chris Trotter used a column in  The Press to intimate details of the strategy as well. Though to be to fair to Chris he probably has distilled snippets of gossip he picked up over drinks at the pub with less than discreet blabbermouths.

Its electoral base will be the generation born into the internet age: young New Zealanders in their late teens and early twenties; tech savvy, media wise, eager to make their mark but frustrated by an older, baby- boom, generation which refuses to make way for those best-placed to deal with the daunting challenges and changes of the digital age.

It’s a demographic that is at once aggressively individualistic and touchingly collective: keen to make their personal contribution, but equally eager to share it. …

It’s even possible that the tightly-packed electorate of Auckland Central, with its tens-of- thousands of young, upwardly- mobile, inner-city apartment- dwellers, might end up being persuaded to guarantee Dotcom’s and Megaparty’s success by electing their (carefully chosen) candidate to Parliament.

Impossible?

Not when one considers the 1984 success of that other high- profile, beguilingly- roguish, self- made millionaire, Sir Robert Jones. Or the surprise defection of Auckland Central voters from Labour’s Richard Prebble, to the Alliance’s Sandra Lee, back in 1993.

Given his history of making the internet dance to his tune, Dotcom’s political apps and communication strategies are likely to give Megaparty a reach and a level of sophistication that New Zealanders have never before encountered.

As you can see from the strategy paper all of those things are contained within it. The is little doubt that Martyn Bradbury’s strategy was to utilise his fellow travellers to spread the message in advance of the launch and announcements on January 20.

I spoke to Chris Trotter and he confirmed my hypothesis that he had picked up bar gossip from indiscreet chatter. He was categoric in his denial of knowledge of precise details of the Internet Party and the extent of the involvement for money of Martyn Bradbury.

The Candidate: Martyn Bradbury

Further, the strategy document, which Trotter so clearly expands upon, shows that Martyn Bradbury intends to stand in Auckland Central as the Internet Party candidate, and be paid for the privilege of doing so. His strategy document outlines the need to establish an office.

The media compromise:

However the subterfuge is deeper than that. Sources have revealed that Scoop Media’s General Manager Alistair Thompson is to be the Party Secretary and has already registered the domain names under the Scoop Media banner. Scoop Media is also the name server registrant for the domain name and also that of internetparty.co.nz

registrar_name: 1API GmbH
registrar_address1: Talstrasse 27
registrar_city: Homburg
registrar_postalcode: 66424
registrar_country: DE (GERMANY)
registrar_phone: +49 6841 6984 200
registrar_fax: +49 6841 66984 299
registrar_email: [email protected]
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registrant_contact_name: Scoop Media Limited
registrant_contact_address1: 29 Brandon Street
registrant_contact_city: Wellington
registrant_contact_postalcode: 6012
registrant_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
registrant_contact_phone: +64 6449101844
registrant_contact_email: [email protected]
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admin_contact_name: Alastair Thompson
admin_contact_address1: 29 Brandon Street
admin_contact_city: Wellington
admin_contact_postalcode: 6012
admin_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
admin_contact_phone: +64 6449101844
admin_contact_email: [email protected]
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technical_contact_name: Alastair Thompson
technical_contact_address1: 29 Brandon Street
technical_contact_city: Wellington
technical_contact_postalcode: 6012
technical_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
technical_contact_phone: +64 6449101844
technical_contact_email: [email protected]
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ns_name_01: ns1.scoop.co.nz
ns_name_02: ns2.scoop.co.nz

This brings up some interesting conflicts of interest too…Scoop Media is a member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery and now it appears they are running or at least hosting a political party website while their General Manager is the party secretary.

Scoop’s website states:

Scoop.co.nz is accredited to the New Zealand Parliament Press Gallery and fed by a multitude of Business, Non-Government-Organisation, Regional Government and Public Relations communication professionals.

We are the leading independent news publication in New Zealand and value our independence strongly.

Scoop.co.nz is respected widely in political, business and academic circles for the depth of its content and the quality of its reporting — often giving voice to perspectives not being addressed through “traditional media” sources.

I think it is safe to say that Scoop is no longer independent, rather it is now hopelessly compromised. Instead of reporting the news it looks like Scoop Media intends on being or manufacturing the news.

When we rang to speak to Alistair Thompson after Identifying ourselves he hung up and all further calls went to voicemail.

Summary:

  • Martyn Bradbury to stand in Auckland Central
  • Martyn Bradbury on payroll for $8000 per month plus $5000 advance payment for technology upgrades
  • Graeme Edgeler produced a report, allegedly for $3000
  • Plans for so far unnamed candidate in Upper Harbour, reputedly a broadcaster.
  • Focus on Auckland Central and Upper Harbour
  • Plans to win at least 3 seats

Is there more?

There is more to this story and it will come out over coming days. Including the name of a rather high-profile broadcaster reported to be a possibility as a candidate.

Meanwhile both Martyn Bradbury and Alastair Thompson have many, many questions to answer about their blurring the lines between media and political activism in such and egregious and underhanded way.

From where I am looking at it from it certainly looks like Kim Dotcom has bought himself some media in order to continue his ongoing PR campaign to remain in New Zealand.

Sources tell me that his plan is to upset the election so that he can never be extradited, believing that the Labour party would be far more sympathetic to him than National. Using money to influence an election to buy yourself an outcome to a legal problem is called what readers?

The Internet Party Political Strategy White Paper

  • Michael

    The only party I am interested in that features Kim is his leaving party.

    • jb

      Kim Dot Gone.

      Edit: He could fit rather nicely in the leading family of North Korea. Except no Internet. Oh boo hoo.

      • andrew carrot

        Does he play basketball? He’s in if he does.

        • ex-JAFA

          Or hates cats.

          • dumbshit

            and “uncles”

    • AnonWgtn

      Nah – Supreme Court will invoke some Maori Law to let him stay and get a New Zealand Passport to go with his German and Finland ones.

      • Patrick

        Just speak to Dover Samuels & Shane Jones – all will be sorted

  • LeftRightWrong

    For someone that your sick of seeing in the media you give him A LOT of air time.

    • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

      using money to influence an election to buy yourself an outcome to a legal problem is called………..?

      • Polish Pride

        Capitalism? :)

        • philbest

          Crony capitalism

          • Polish Pride

            I posted it tongue in cheek but……
            Noam Chomsky has argued that the word “crony” is superfluous when describing capitalism.[22]
            Since businesses make money and money leads to political power,
            business will inevitably use their power to influence governments.

          • philbest

            The only beneficial cure for this is free market capitalism.

            I don’t like Ayn Rand overall, but she made some magnificent and absolutely correct arguments about this.

          • Polish Pride

            A far better cure is RBE – just sayin ;)

          • BR

            There’s no such thing as RBE as you have repeatedly demonstrated.

            Bill.

          • onelaw4all

            They can come up with all the different acronyms (such as RBE) all they like, but tyranny is still tyranny.

          • Polish Pride

            how do you get Tyranny with a system designed from the ground up to meet your needs and wants with the goal of freeing people from having to work through Science Automation and Technology.
            Tyranny is what we have right now by comparison. But hey feel free to back up your statement onelaw, I’m all ears.

          • Polish Pride

            its called progress Bill. the idea always comes first. In 1883 there was no such thing as manned flight, 20 years later the Wright brothers flew.

          • BR

            There is very little comparison that can be made between technological progress and differing political systems. Not many will be convinced by such a disconnected analogue. You have never explained in clear and concise language exactly how your RBE would work and what level of government and compulsion would be necessary to implement it. You’ve merely trumpeted the alleged benefits, that’s all.

            Bill.

          • Polish Pride

            In this you are correct Bill but this is for many a new concept talking about a completely new way of doing things. The posts about it were necessary to give people the opportunity to ask questions or say what they liked, didn’t like and give them an opportunity to think about the key concepts.
            You need to realise that you when it comes to this sort of thing are ahead of the game. You have already looked at the system, figured out the things you don’t like and found an alternative that you think would work better.

            It is time to put something down which is more substantial and sets things out clearly and concisely as you have said. I agree and I have been thinking about how best to structure it because it is not possible to do it in one article.

          • philbest

            Unworkable utopian nonsense.

            I agree with the “resource-based” bit but not with the “moneyless” bit and certainly not with the means of allocating resources.

            All wealth IS resource consumption, including finding new resource uses and more efficient uses for resources.

            After that, everything is either wealth consumption or wealth transfers.

            90 % of people are completely messed up in the head about this reality, hence “hippy-crites”, and far too many people regarding hippy-crites as having any credibility at all.

            Rudolf Steiner suggested that money should actually have been named “resource units” all along so people could have had a clear connection in their minds between wealth and resources. Now it is just something that the government prints.

          • Polish Pride

            Its nothing to do with Utopian. It is simply having a system designed to meet the needs and wants of man. Money has become a barrier to us as a society being able to progress and achieve the things we need to.

            “All wealth is resource consumption”
            No it isn’t money can sit in an account and not consume any resources.

            The profit motive and planned obsolescence are consumers of resources and the are consumers of resources not for any real need other than to make a profit which is needed to survive in the current system.
            Example: even if every single household has a TV, Sony still needs to keep making and selling them for the sole purpose of profit. The need isn’t there, people already have a TV or multiple TVs. There’s even a whole industry just to help sell them – Advertising and Marketing.

            It is wastage of resources not for any real need but simply for profit. There is a better way of doing things than what we have now.

            If you think its Utopian (people still need to work, that’s not Utopian) it means one of two things phil.
            A:You don’t properly understand RBE yet or haven’t taken the time to do so.
            or
            B: The current system is so poor that RBE actually appears utopian to you by comparison.

          • philbest

            You are confusing wealth and how it is created, before it can even be shared, with money.

            All money is just a token share of existing wealth.

            That wealth had to be created somehow. The only way is as I described. You can’t do it without using resources. You can do it by using fewer resources to create more wealth, or using resources in new ways. But not by “not using resources, period”.

            Creating fiat money separately to wealth, merely reduces the wealth that each unit of money represents.

            Money is also a means of exchange, by which one resource can be valued over against another. Price signals are essential to allocation of resources. Some people never seem to learn lessons of history.

            No-one holds a gun to anyone’s head and forces them to buy a new TV.

            Without increased aggregate production, there is no increased aggregate demand. And no increased wealth to be shared among everybody.

            The only thing that causes increased aggregate production, is consumers being offered something of value that they would not have bought if its price was too high. The additional production of goods and services of value, is increased wealth to be shared out. Communism completely fails to harness this effect.

          • Polish Pride

            Phil I appreciate your effort but wealth is not required. If you apply systems analysis to the problem. (Systems analysis is designed to determine the best and most efficient system for a given goal or objective). Actually having just written that I think the difference of opinion may come down to the view of who the ‘System’ is for and what its purpose is or should be.

            For me
            The who the system is for – is everyone.

            The goal – comes down to what does everyone want in life. To be happy (yes that means different things to different people and the system current or future needs to cater for that) to provide a system that by its design enables people to be happy.

            I don’t need wealth. I need food, water, a home, a mode of transport, I want a boat, I want to be able to spend time with friends and family. Wealth in my view is only required in the current system.

            I am not talking about Communism either. I am talking RBE there is a very big difference.

          • philbest

            I am just using the term, “wealth”, as a synonym for all the things you say you want, and everybody else says they want.

            I am not one of those people who thinks money is wealth. Money is merely the units in which the current stock of wealth is denominated, and by which price signals allocate resources efficiently.

            I believe from what I know about systems lacking price signals, that RBE is utopian nonsense.

            Have you ever read “I, Pencil”, by Leonard Read?

            http://www.econlib.org/library/Essays/rdPncl1.html

        • Dan

          Zing!

      • Blokeintakapuna

        Fair game if you can afford it?
        smart?
        nothing to see here?
        distract, obfuscate, become PM – make your own laws?

      • Justsayn

        Lobbying? (Unions spring to mind in NZ)

      • Akldnut

        using money to influence an election = Exclusive Bretheren

        • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

          And how did that go down then?

  • Pissedoffyouth

    They call him Bomber because everything he does ends up bombing

    • Cowgirl

      Yeah – I think the whole thing is bound to tank if that reprehensible little gremlin is the candidate for it. Is that really the best they can do? Yuck.

    • Mr_Blobby

      Was pretty quick at naming his price.

  • Orange

    Why couldn’t they centre the text in the logo? SO annoying.

    • Night Stick

      Because the pointy bit is a drain and the party name is getting sucked down. Haven’t got time to photoshop it.

      • Orange

        Ohh, like this?

        • Night Stick

          Yep, can you make it motion down the gurgler?

    • Cowgirl

      Most bland logo, ever.

    • RightOfGenghis

      Personally I prefer to see it left aligned ;)

      • Orange

        I mean the up and down alignment.

  • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

    • GregM

      Yep, good scoop Cam, trained and skilled….

    • dilligaf2013

      D’oh

    • tarkwin

      Take a copy of this to court on the 11th. It’s far better than anything gurnard has ever come up with.

      • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

        Yeah. I wonder if we’re media yet?

        • Muffin

          My gut feeling is the Judge is going to get his arse handed to him on the 11th

          • andrew carrot

            My learned colleague has bludgeoned the nail on the head

          • motorizer

            i have a feeling ANY judge will be out of his depth.

    • Dan

      This lefty agrees.

    • Andy C

      The only thing that would make it better Pete would be if Cam found it on Mega’s site :)

  • tarkwin

    The internet party – full of porn and viruses.

    • johnbronkhorst

      of the social kind (not digital kind).

      • tarkwin

        With KDC who knows? I wish I hadn’t thought of that! Thanks John, do you realise how much it will cost me in alcohol to cleanse that thought?

      • ex-JAFA

        Ah, so that’s where PDB’s going when he resigns the mayoralty. He’s just waiting for the “party party” at Shed 10 Vector to announce it.

  • jb

    Oh great Angry Bomber wanting to bomb all over Auckland Central. Sure Great Barrier Island and Waiheke Island would like that.

    • Waihekebloke

      Like fuck we would!

  • johnbronkhorst

    Would appear with all the sycophantic labour MP’s hanging on to crim dot com’s coat over the past 3 years, they will be the ones to lose votes to him.

    • jb

      Looks great for National holding Auckland Central and even worse for Jacinda.

      • dumbshit

        watch out for another woman mag spread, might get a big bit of knee next

    • Col

      Mana and Labour as they always want something for nothing.

  • jb

    The Internet is one great big party. But since Fat.Com stole it for his brand, I’m gonna call it the interwebs

    • philbest

      We should try and get his real name reinstated; or the standard reference changed to Kim Schmitz (alias Dotcom).

      The mainstream media has been far too pliable and co-operative, referring to him as “Mr Dotcom”, this, “Mr Dotcom”, that: blah, blah, blah……

      • ex-JAFA

        Well that *is* his legal name (…isn’t it?) Do you refer to Sir Elton John as Reg Dwight, Sir Cliff Richard as Harry Webb, etc.?

        • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

          Whaleoil isn’t Cam’s legal name.

          • jb

            … and jb isn’t mine!

        • Salacious T Crumb

          Exactly; then we never would have heard this masterpiece from Rick:

          Oh, Cliff
          Sometimes it must be difficult not to feel as if
          You really are a Cliff
          When fascists keep trying to push you over it
          Are they the lemmings?
          Or are you Cliff?
          Or are you, Cliff?

        • philbest

          Reg Dwight was not the name of a shady character with a long rap sheet for fraud etc, neither was Harry Webb.

          • ex-JAFA

            I see your reply to Mr Carrot along these lines. I don’t support hiding your history by changing your name, but I think it’s fairly well-known that Dotcom changed his, and his background is freely available on the intergoogles. I was only clarifying that his “real” name is whatever it says on his passport.

      • Mr_V4

        Come on phil, always a worry when people start suggesting laws need to be changed with one person individual in mind as a target.
        And I know from your comments that your thinking is normally way better than that.

        • philbest

          I was not talking about laws. I was talking about the media picking and choosing who they grant respect to. If Kim Schmitz was a right-wing conservative flicking donations to the Sensible Sentencing Trust and Family First, you can bet the media reportage would not say, “Mr Dotcom said this….Mr Dotcom said that……”

          It would be something like: “Mr Dotcom, who has changed his name several times and has a string of convictions for fraud all over the world, said……” etc .

          Do you see my point?

          Imagine if David Garrett had changed his name as well as having once committed identity theft.

  • GregM

    Woohoo! Nicky Kaye just won the seat again!
    Loony Bradbury is going to take all Jacindas activists off her.

  • steve and monique

    Feel this clown is more dangerous to National, then any other Party, including labour. Need to keep up the exposure re buying votes to stay in the country.

    • Col

      He should be gone well before the voting starts????

      • steve and monique

        Hopefully.

      • AnonWgtn

        Unfortunately he will be with us for years in the hope of wearing all the Court’s down.
        Hope he can afford his Lawyers.
        But when he wins in the Supreme Court he will get all his costs back, and more.

    • onelaw4all

      My gut feeling is that this party would drain 1-2% of the urban wankerati vote away from the Greens and to a lesser extent, Labour.
      Maybe not a bad result?

  • http://keepingstock.blogspot.com/ Keeping Stock

    Seems that Dotcom’s empire is leaking like a sieve. The revelation about Martyn Bradbury is especially interesting, given that he is a paid servant of the Mana Party, and that he also is alleged to be funded by trade unions to run the Daily Blog; triple-dipping anyone?

    • jb

      Oh the despicable man!

    • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

      He’s just a whore like Hooton. The only problem remains that they pretend to have principles when they are so clearly for sale.

      • philbest

        I suspect that this is just another example of a fat capitalist who claims to like Commie values, like the ones who hang out with Castro.

      • El Lefto

        Right-wingers are allowed to be whores; I have no problem with Hooton selling his favours. That’s what rightists do.

        • Muffin

          and bomber?

    • Bryan

      the real facts are more disturbing Mana is really the Communist party of NZ in drag and meets with Greens and Labour at the Chinese embassy on a regular basis and are being told what to do. Now you say this sounds like a far fetched but having recently had confirmed the embassy admit its happening we have to really ask what are these parties up to and why is this country making such a deep effort to seem to influence the choice of govt in this country.
      add also into this the Len issue and in particular the lady involved who seems to have a very high profile in Hong Kong, so who really is she and what was the real purpose of her getting involved with brown as there is talk of links to companies seeking contracts for rail development in Auckland, so was he being blackmailed.
      The whole picture looks very serious for NZ long term and looking at what is happening in south pacific in fiji, tonga samoa with this same country military bases are being built right under own nose and i’m surprised winston is not screaming his head off about it, so again why so much silence from these parties and dotcom is just throwing a smoke screen into the mix to buy time for himself. remember it was a another German who presented a populous vision and got elected under a mmp system and then when he got in threw the rule book out the window and who to say with all of these parties that they could do the same, they are so desperate for power

  • ozbob68

    I fit the criteria of their target audience, but will not be voting for them, as I am pragmatic enough to realise they will achieve nothing in this election apart from name recognition.

    • Polish Pride

      as opposed to the current parties that at best achieve very little each election cycle and use a crapload of taxpayer money to do so.

      • Polish Pride

        To the misinformed than downvoted that feel free to list everything that has actually been achieved i.e. progress made as a direct result of what our govt has done in the past 6 years. Here you go I’ll even get started….
        - Gay Marriage
        - Change to the Give Way rules

        • RightOfGenghis

          mandatory fencing of paddling pools…

          • Polish Pride

            Not sure I consider that as an achievement.

        • BW_Lord

          Well they kept labour and the green taliban out of power, that’s almost enough for me.

        • motorizer

          they increased gst. should have been to 20% but its a start.

          • Polish Pride

            When you add to that our mounting borrowing month on month it doesn’t look so flash.

          • motorizer

            new day, new thread.

            shall we re canvas the old “why are we borrowing so much” debate again… and again….. and again? see you in the debating chamber.

        • onelaw4all

          Noone is 100% enamored with the current Government (or any political party)
          In this MMP environment the only way to go is to vote for the coalition that will do the least damage.
          So, a no-brainer,, really.

          That doesn’t mean we like it,,, but there it is.

          • Polish Pride

            In this MMP environment the only way to go is to vote for the coalition that will do the least damage.

            If that is why we vote then there is something very wrong with whats on offer.

        • IntrinsicValue

          Inflation – 2008 Q3 Annual 5.1%, 2013 Q3
          Annual 1.4%.

          Mortgage Interest Rates – 10/08 9.6%, 10/13
          5.8%

          GDP Growth – 2008 Q4 (0.8%), 2013 Q2 2.7%

          Current Account as % of GDP – 2008 (8.8%),
          2013 (4.3%)

          Household Debt as % of disposable income -
          2008 151.9%, 2013 147.6%

          Unemployment – 2008 4.5% (and rising), 2013
          6.2% (and falling).

          How’s those onions?

          • Polish Pride

            none of those are because of the government…. and onions add flavour

          • IntrinsicValue

            “none of those are because of the government..”

            Hilarious. The flying spaghetti monster perhaps?

          • Polish Pride

            No
            Unemployment generally employers employing people because of the needs of their business. I have employed about 10 staff in the time the government has been in power and not a single one has had anything to do with anything the government has done.
            Unless of course you are saying that the government has gone on a massive recruitment drive and the falling unemployment is because of that and not the economy picking up coming out of the depths of the recession.

            Household debt as a percentage of household income.
            Change in the behaviour of householders looking to pay down debt and a greater reluctance to get into it after the GFC – again nothing to do with the govt.

            Current account as a percentage of GDP – well this is dependent on the GDP figure which is made up of what private enterprise does not the government.

            GDP Growth – See above.

            Difference in Mortgage rates – result of the economy not the government (the best you can pull out here is the Reserve bank setting the OCR which is still a reaction to what the market is doing)

            Inflation – Market not govt.

            “Hilarious. The flying spaghetti monster perhaps?”
            Thats your problem too much reading about fairy tales and buying what the media tell you rather than thinking for yourself. But the good news is you can start thinking for yourself anytime. Its all just logic and common sense.
            Good luck your about to embark on a whole new way of looking at the world.

          • IntrinsicValue

            The role of a Government is to establish the economic environment in which enterprises trade, employ, etc. They can either make that hard (e.g. raise taxes, initiate restrictive employment practices, run high interest rate policies etc), or easy (lower taxes, reduce Govt spending, relax labour market laws, run a tight price stability program). All of the data I quoted is directly in the control of the Govt of the day via a variety of policies.
            Here is an example.
            A NZ Govt could in a heartbeat initiate policies that would lead to a dramatic increases in inflation. Such policies could be increasing the RB’s price stability window, ‘printing’ money to pay for increases in Got spending, running high deficits. See what I mean?

          • IntrinsicValue

            “I have employed about 10 staff in the time the government has been in power and not a single one has had anything to do with anything the government has done.”

            I suspect you could be very, very wrong. Would you still be employing them if interest rates were at 9.6%? Inflation almost 5 times current levels? The economy in recession?

            What if the Govt interfered in the power market and supply was affected by lack of investment?

            Think this through PP.

    • AnonWgtn

      How many young male Auckland Chinese students are registered voters ?

      • andrew carrot

        More importantly, history suggests that very few of them actually vote.

  • Miguel

    For a supposed hard-core socialist, Bomber sure is invoicing a lot for his services. His invoices are pretty steep for someone who thinks all rich people must be cheats.

    • philbest

      My very thoughts……! I presume he is donating the money to the International Socialist Front.

      • Dan

        Kim Dotcom is not a socialist, and Bomber disappoints me associating himself with this libertarian douchebag.

        • philbest

          Kim whatsishandle is a man of mystery. I would quite like him to be a libertarian. If he is, he disappoints me by associating with that Bradbury douchebag.

          • andrew carrot

            He’s not a man of mystery! His life story is recorded in court documents all around the globe!

          • philbest

            Just not under the name “Kim Dotcom”….!!!!

            I rest my case…….!!!!

          • Dan

            It looks like both sides agree that this is a sham marriage of convenience.

          • philbest

            Life would be a lot less complicated if they were both socialist douchebags. I very much doubt Bradbury would be associating, even for money, with anyone who is economically libertarian. I smell huge rats in all this.

        • onelaw4all

          If you want Bomber to REALLY disappoint you, just listen to anything he has ever said.

        • BR

          Bradbury is only in it for the money, and Dotcom is only in it to feed his insatiable narcissism..

          Bill.

        • Mr_Blobby

          We know what Bomber is and we know his price.

      • Jp

        well Labpur hasn’t paid their fee in a while…

    • Cowgirl

      What gets me is people keep paying him for this stuff. WTF?

      • AnonWgtn

        He, of course, pays Tax on these behind the doors emoluments ?

        • Cowgirl

          I thought taxes were just for everyone else?

        • andrew carrot

          In HK, at 15%. Nothing to NZ.

    • Agent BallSack

      Bummer is probably gutted that as a rabid left wing attack dog he has never been invited under the wing of Mother Labour.

  • Reid

    It’s a really dumb party name. Bradbury is also a really dumb choice as a strategist. The guy cannot see past his ideology. I wonder how much Dotcom knows about politics, from what I’ve seen so far, not much.

    • JeffDaRef

      He clearly knows SFA about extradition laws either…ka kite Herr Dotcom

  • OT Richter

    I also immediately made the connection with Orcon, and I wonder if they will have something to say.

    Does Bummer Bradbury seriously think he can gain the votes of male National Gen X voters? He is so far left (and a total tool) that they won’t give him a second look.

    Is the fat German running also, or just bankrolling the circus? Who would seriously want that useless blob to have any part in running our country?

    As others have said, I believe that the Internet Party will drag more dullard voters away from Labour than from the Nats.

    • jb

      Fat German can’t run.

      • johnbronkhorst

        NO but he can be escorted to a plane bound for LA.

        • Col

          Are you going to the farewell party?

    • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

      • jb

        I won’t be joining OrCON any time soon. Not since the Seedy Woodhouse got all emotional and blew a head gasket about the GCSB and put me off Orcon.

        • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

          Seedy’s not been involved for some time. Bet the farm on carbon credits and an expensive car and now is kind of wandering around looking for relevance.

  • Andy

    “Internet Party”
    Sounds like Free Porn to me

    • jb

      this comment + your avatar = hilarious.

      • Andy

        You like ze “private party” heh? Winks

  • Cancer Man

    Doesn’t anyone else welcome the Internet Party? I just see this as crowding out the protest vote allowing National to get allocated 46% of their votes.

  • fozzie2

    This may well be the most significant entry to the political sphere since the launch of ACT. ACT promised so much – a party of new thinking and that appeared to be able to cut across the traditional political divide. Sadly it sank into the old left vs right divide and sold it’s soul to vested interests. Be interesting to see if their political and organisational strategy can stand the rigours of political reality !

  • OrphanIsland

    So where are they going to steal the IP from ?
    DotCon talking to the Bomber at the pub a week ago …
    “We’ll download all the National Party Website content, and change a few names.”

  • Xavier

    Your attempt to smear Edgeler is particularly fatuous. He’s a legal consultant, engaged for work and paid for that work. There’s nothing implicit or explicit within his engagement that anything untoward has happened other than a minor business transaction has occurred, and payment for services has been rendered, despite your shrill commentary.

    • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Cam Slater

      Facts are facts, and there is no emotion or smear there…they are pertinent facts to a story

      • Andy C

        If you’d left out the pertinent bit you may nearly have got away with it Cam

        • Dave

          Andy, your hate of FACTS is very obvious. No where did Cam / WOBH state Edgeler did anything wrong, but that he acted for the DotCon IP party. There are many many legal firms that would not act. This is one readers can make their mind over, Cam said nothing wrong. Also note, Edgeler had no comment, the door was open for a comment, he shut it.

          • Mr_Blobby

            Is that the Internet Party Party.

          • Andy C

            I disagree with you Dave that Cam didn’t allude that Edgeler has got himself all stinky somehow. He is clearly mentioning names for the sole purpose of tarnishing them. Edgeler has a professional interest in this very area so it doesn’t surprise me he would take on this work. As best I have seen Edgeler isn’t a political reporter, his journalistic focus is on political law itself.

      • Xavier

        How are they pertinent, when it’s clear the entire thrust of your blog post is that both Bradbury’s and Gordon’s roles are dodgy – Bradbury for his alleged troughing and Gordon’s for his alleged hypocrisy surrounding his and Scoop’s independence? Given that you’ve so heavily emphasised these elements to your post, then it can be reasonably concluded you’ve thrown Edgeler in there for good measure, or guilt by association, when there’s no evidence he’s done anything other than his job.

    • jb

      Where’s the smear? It’s fair what’s written about him here.

      • Andy C

        Well, for starters he didn’t mention any other of the lawyers who are involved, such as Mai Chen. He has not simply recited the “facts”.

        • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Cam Slater

          Mai Chen isn’t in the document and therefore not relevant. Graeme Edgeler is and it was incumbent upon me to verify that what was in the documents was fact or Bombers mad rantings….turns out it was fact.

    • Night Stick

      On that I agree. Barristers will act for anyone.

      • johnbronkhorst

        The old gag:
        Q:What’s the difference between rats and lawyers?
        A:There some things even rats won’t do!

      • Waihekebloke

        Q:What’s black and white and looks good on a lawyer?
        A: A Pitbull

    • El Lefto

      Why is Mr Edgeler accepting a contract from a person convicted of financial crimes in multiple countries?
      Or does it not matter where the money comes from nowadays?

      • Polish Pride

        Of course it doesn’t matter where money comes from. Thats why human trafficking, child porn and war still exist!

      • metalnwood

        How many lawyers/legal consultants/solicitors would be left if they were ethically not allowed to do work for someone currently being or convicted in the past?

      • Xavier

        Because everyone is entitled to legal advice? And if he’s paying for it, then what’s the issue. Are people who have criminal records not allowed to seek legal advice? Nice one.

    • GregM

      I don’t see any smear there Xavier.
      Cam quite correctly contacted Mr Edgeler ( who I personally respect from his occasional comments on here ) for confirmation of the information in the documents.
      Mr Edgeler then, quite correctly, declined to discuss any projects done for a client.
      He is named on the document, it is the responsibility of the journalist to verify what his involvement was.

      Lets not forget that there is a large number of barristers and solicitors that have publicly said they would not work for, or take instructions from Mr Dotcom.

      It Looks like balanced and impartial reporting to me.

  • OhopeBeachBugger

    Love how Bradbury wasted no time aligning himself with a rich prick with (supposedly) ten times more cash than John Key. Cash which, it must be said, doesn’t have the same provenance as JK’s does.

    • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

      Comment of the day for me.

    • jb

      Proof that socialists will do anything and kiss up to anyone for a handout.

      • Dan

        Some of us aren’t happy about it!

    • AnonWgtn

      But his money has been sequestered in Hong Kong sso he cannot touch it – he gets an amount approved by the Court only.

      • OhopeBeachBugger

        Bradbury is obviously satisfied that he can personally access a suitable quantity of that which is available.

      • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Cam Slater

        Dotcom has made $10 million from Mega relaunch…he has coin…lots of it…more later.

  • Con the Neo

    His idea of a camp of volunteers at the Dot Com Mansion is a very good idea. The neighbours will no doubt complain about the noise/smell/traffic. Then noise control/Police will turn up, rightly so. But then they will be able to spin it as “look at this! The Police are interfering with our democratic right to run a campaign. It is all the evil state, and JK and Obama and stuff and stuff and stuff! Vote for us!”

    • Mr CrAcKeR (I’m Back)

      FUCK YEAH!

    • andrew carrot

      Only way into Dat.Crim’s birthday party is to join the Party. I think there’s something in the electoral act to cover that sort of proposition. Just can’t remember what it is.

      • 1951

        WO should get an undercover roving reporter signed-up and into the celebrations, wonder if there would be a volunteer in the area……(a bloke wearing a mankini wouldn’t look out of place….)???

  • Rodger T

    So what happens when Prime Minister Dotcom gets an”invitation “to the White House?

  • In Vino Veritas

    Bradbury is quite wrong. Most National supporters would vote Peters rather than have to cut their wrists lengthways and bleed out from facing the necessity to vote LabourGreen.

    • Harry B’Stard

      on the nail, if their strategist thinks any Nat voter would vote for this shower of shit he needs sacking already

    • JeffDaRef

      Wait for JK to say it – a vote for Peters will be a vote for Labour/Greens.
      I’d sooner vote Maori Party, who conduct themselves with far more grace and integrity than any of the lefties…

      • In Vino Veritas

        Vote Maori Party. At the moment Jeff, only at the moment. Just wait till Turia and Sharples have gone. They were the pragmatic, sensible leadership core of that party.

        • JeffDaRef

          I agree to a certain extent – while I’m sure Flavell’s views will be less moderate than Turia/Sharples, he also strikes me as someone who doesn’t fall for the kind of bullshit Labour/Greens spout and I’m sure he’ll recognise the Maori Party has made far more positive gains working with National than they ever would with Labour…
          All hypothetical really, I have no intent not to vote National…every single piece of economic news reinforces why!!!

      • Polish Pride

        Why not. They certainly don’t represent Maori. Corporate Maori perhaps but not Maori.

        • JeffDaRef

          Wrong PP – they represent Maori that want better but are smart enough to see it takes more than just a handout or an enormous chip on the shoulder (a la Harawira) to get there…

  • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

    #score

    • Rodger T

      Memo to Bomber,printer needs more ink.

      • anonymouse

        That’s for the 5K of computer upgrades is for, :)

      • GregM

        Very close Rodger.
        “Memo to printer, bomber needs more ink”.

  • DangerousE

    Wallace chapman was just saying he had a sit down with them, but declined.

    • Sponge

      God he is a cock. Wallace by name and wallace by nature.

      • AnonWgtn

        A Wally you mean

      • Mike

        After listening to him yesterday, no more radio live in the afternoon for me. He’s shite.

    • andrew carrot

      Was he the touted prominent Broadcaster? If not, who else could it be? Matty McLean? The recently fired TV1 weather girl? Willy?

      • tarkwin

        John Campbell? They deserve each other.

        • andrew carrot

          They already love each other, and Fisher does too, so quite a triangle. Chuck in Len for a bit of political relevance (Bomber’s idea) and the group hugs would be endless.

      • Bad__Cat

        Nah, it’s probably Horan

  • DangerousE

    Farkin funny that no cash Bradbury asked for an extra couple g’s to upgrade his computer. Theres success right there!

  • El Lefto

    So, let me get this straight. A self-proclaimed leftist/socialist has now sold his soul to an uber-capitalist for 8,000 pieces of silver a month.
    Bradbury, the champion of the working class, the man who pushes for $15 an hour, has no problem earning $100k a year from a man convicted of multiple financial crimes in various countries.
    How much will Bomber be donating to Unite or SFWU from his earnings?

    Bradbury is no left-winger, no socialist. He’s a filthy, greedy little twat.

    • Miguel

      One thing the left hates more than rich p[eople] is missing out on the opportunity to become one themselves.

      • El Lefto

        Not real leftists. I would never have done what Bradbury has done, for example. What if a man gain the world but lose his own soul?

        • Agent BallSack

          You are an astute Lefto. Why the hell do you vote for Labour? They have sold out to people like you and me for their own 30 pieces of silver.

          • El Lefto

            Because Mana is obsessed with the wrong things, the Greens are hippies, and there are no other left-wing parties. Simple as that.
            Labour is the closest to my heart… but I still have a fondness for NZ First (as do many *real* socialists)

          • Agent BallSack

            You don’t hold the view that many of us here do that National is still one of the leftist Governments we have ever had? IMO more left than the Lange Government?

    • fozzie2

      Know little of Mr Bradbury nor his prowess as a political adviser – but if I were delivered a strategy paper such as this, I would be asking for my money back !!

    • AnonWgtn

      Hope he gets paid ?

    • andrew carrot

      and a real estate agent.

      • Dave

        I think he missed his real career opportunity. Compared to his hobby blog, political advise and consulting I hear he actually sold a house or two.

    • Blokeintakapuna

      He isn’t little at all!

  • Agent BallSack

    lol at $800 per month for political strategy. Didnt think spit flecked hate speech was worth that.

    • GregM

      Yeah the irony of it. Wasn’t bomber just shilling for the “living wage”, or $2944 per month, gross, no GST, and now could he please explain why he thinks he is worth almost three times what he thinks everyone else should be paid ? Typical fucking leftard hypocrite.

  • Harry B’Stard

    How is the fat controller going to manage a political party from a cell in the US, he’ll be very busy playing mummy.

    • http://www.cadlow.co.nz spanishbride

      DC meets his new cell mate. “Hi, ” he says nervously.
      ” Hello, ” says the large man sitting on the bunk.
      ” Lets play Mummys and Daddys to help pass the time, ” he suggests in his deep voice.
      DC swallows and thinks carefully. ” Ok,” he says, ” I’ll be the Daddy.”
      ” Great, ” says the deep voiced criminal sitting on the bunk.
      ” Now come over here and suck Mummy’s cock! “

      • Agent BallSack

        When I saw that comment I wanted to post that joke but I couldnt be arsed googling it lol.

      • fozzie2

        Good to see the level of discourse being raise to such heady heights …..

      • dumbshit

        can you imagine the task of hoisting the overhang to expose his tackle

  • anonymouse

    Has anyone asked Hone what he thinks about one of his “advisers” playing the field,

    • Mr_Blobby

      Hones parliamentary funds only go so far, Dotcom has deeper pockets.

  • Col

    Poor old DOTCON when he has his little party telling bullshit he won’t even get to be the Leader, he will be on the plane back to good old USA.

  • Arminius

    “Its electoral base will be the generation born into the internet age: young New Zealanders in their late teens and early twenties; tech savvy, media wise, eager to make their mark but frustrated by an older, baby- boom, generation which refuses to make way for those best-placed to deal with the daunting challenges and changes of the digital age.”

    Baby boomers are those now aged 50+. It therefore seems an entire generation has been missed out here, those aged 25-49, which had to take their turn whilst said Baby boomers either die or retire. As a part of that particular 25-49 demographic, there is no way I will ‘make way’ for a generation whose contribution to the world has really only started.
    Being tech savvy etc is only an illusion, a mask that hides inadequacies in communication, knowledge, experience and the ability to work hard. You only get those qualities with time, and therefore the rewards.
    One further comment. Voters who both registered and voted at the last election was less than 70%, the lowest in many years. I wonder how many of the 18-25′s did so? Was it less or more than the eligible voting population? Are they targetting an apathetic or dynamic demographic?
    My feeling is that they will take votes from the Greens and then Labour, rather than National. Or more likely they will just vote National, because they want to be ‘best-placed’ for opportunities, a booming economy is the best environment to get them.
    Just some thoughts.

    • Polish Pride

      “Being tech savvy etc is only an illusion, a mask that hides inadequacies
      in communication, knowledge, experience and the ability to work hard.
      You only get those qualities with time, and therefore the rewards.”

      That is why the world we come up with will never be anything in comparison to what Gen Y will.

      Our generation is still brainwashed into the thought patterns and ways of thinking that have been around for eons.
      GenY think differently. They are not constrained by imaginary boundaries anywhere near to the degree that our generation is. They are used to having things as and when they want them and will end up changing the world to suit their way of thinking.
      Many of you will fail to comprehend the magnitude and possibility that comes with this and that is down to nothing more than the conditioning that our generation was subject to.

  • Polish Pride

    Want to get votes for a political party just campaign on ending MPs perks and automatic payrises.

    • Agent BallSack

      Way to guarantee never getting any cross party support ever PP

      • Polish Pride

        Cross party support doesn’t mean dick if you get enough votes ;)

  • bart

    Bradburys response (i’m posting purely as an fyi)

    good old Cameron. Thank you for the publicity.

    Couple of things.

    1: I stood down from my role as a consultant with the MANA Party last year.

    2: What Cameron is showing is an early draft of a proposal tabled at a meeting with a whole bunch of other ideas late last year.

    3: The idea of me as a candidate was more to kick around ideas.

    I am a Political consultant, this is what I do, this was a proposal I
    was asked to submit. The moment I start working for the Internet Party
    if I am offered a role I will be shouting it from the rooftops as I
    think the ideas of an Internet Party focused on civil rights in the
    online 21st Century and the economic prosperity that could generate for
    NZ is the future and anything that moves us away from a dairy dependent,
    drill and mine economy is a good thing.

    But all it was, was a proposal. If that changes, I will let you all know.
    – See more at:
    http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/01/15/a-response-to-whaleoils-exclusive-on-me-and-the-internet-party/#sthash.zb8UzLFo.dpuf

    • jb

      “A couple of things” and states 3… hehe.

      Edit: Does Bomber support Len Brown? If so, then I can see why a couple would mean 3..

      • Dan

        Nope – Bomber supported Minto and was quite actively opposed to Brown.

        • Mr_Blobby

          Given Mintos anti apartheid back ground I was surprised at his involvement in our most racist party.

    • Bad__Cat

      “I will be shouting it from the rooftops”
      Doesn’t he mean “Telling 15 people on thedailyblog?”

  • Dan

    Creepy from my perspective. Kim Dotcom isn’t left wing, and seeing lefties getting sucked in by a guy who previously sucked up to a gerontocratic conservative like John Banks is lame.

    As for the idea that Labour would be more sympathetic to him than National … I hope not. Most people I know wanted Cunliffe in because we like the idea of Labour not being led by a neoliberal just for a change.

    • andrew carrot

      How can it be more sympathetic?! The issue’s before the court not Parliament

      • Dan

        I was responding to the claim in the article that they believe Labour will be more sympathetic to Dotcom’s bid to stay here than National. Which is interesting, because it was Williamson and Banks he seems to have been blowflying around initially.

        • andrew carrot

          His understanding of the NZ legal system is tainted by his experiences elsewhere: “I gave money to you, therefore you are my bitches for all purposes”. Banks made no effort to get him out of remand when he had a sore back, so Dotcom sees a debt that hasn’t been repaid. Consequently, he went after the ‘debtor’. I suspect this approach won’t be well received by the Court when he’s giving evidence during Banks’ trial.

          • Dan

            Haha.

  • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

    This one is for the nerds:

    Lew @LewSOS

    BREAKING: Colin Craig & Bomber Bradbury to join forces in a new party, tentatively named The Conservative People’s/Internet Party, or TCP/IP

    • 4077th

      BRILLIANT!

    • LeftRightWrong

      Well done.

    • Mdj

      Peter Dunne has finally realised that he *is* United Future and is undertaking a branding overhaul.

      He will now be known as the United Dunne Party (UDP) and they plan to work a confidence & supply agreement with TCP/IP.

      (sorry, I’ll get my hat)

      • Mr_V4

        Explains why Dunne was messaging Andrea but not receiving any replies.

        • Mdj

          Look at the positives though, at least he’s reduced his party overheads.

        • GregM

          Yep, but he got pinged for that..

          <<<< leaving, stage left..

  • terrynaki

    I AM ABSOLUTELY STUNNED AND SHOCKED WITH THIS NEWS!!!!!

    To think someone was actually working at the Mana Party.

    • Mr CrAcKeR (I’m Back)

      hahahahahahaahahahahah

    • onelaw4all

      Exactly.
      Hardly the right way to connect with your putative voters.

    • Mr_Blobby

      No parliamentary party funds, that’s you and me.

  • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

    “Neither Thompson or Dotcom responded immediately to request for comment. Thompson is an associate member of the press gallery, but is not permanently based at Parliament.

    Press gallery rules state that members: “must not be involved in any lobbying, advertising or publicity activity intended to influence a matter before parliament or the executive.”

    Gallery deputy chair Katie Bradford said the matter was now under discussion.”

    • andrew carrot

      What a pity Fisher’s not a member of the Gallery. He’ll be Fat.Crim’s media consultant before March.

  • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

    RadioLIVE Newsroom @LIVENewsDesk
    Kim Dotcom was set to reveal the tactics for his new political party at an event next week but a leak online has spoiled the surprise

    • jb

      Oh boo hoo.

    • GregM

      Hahaha! Somebody rained on his parade. Diddums.

    • middleagedwhiteguy

      You mean someone stole these details and put it on the internet so everyone can watch it? My goodness!

      • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

        Heh. I have but one upvote to give….

  • Phar Lap

    Surprised the name of the so called new party from the imported German called Schmidts.Was not called the’” Convicted Criminal Kim Dotcom Party”‘Surely it is .time the uneducated potential voters of such an alleged conman ,finally get to see his track record, and how the NZ authorities turned a blind eye to his Police record,letting him into NZ.

    • 4077th

      No bind eye turned on his record because he does not have one. Germany has the same clean slate legislation as us and as such he neither has to disclose it nor are we privy to it. If we was going to America then that is a whole different ball game. The above said the law should include a provision for certain individuals especially if they are indicted while a resident then all previous history should be taken into account when reviewing permanent resident status. In all cases internal affairs should be able to reserve the right to revoke such permits if previous offending is punishable by Jail for 12 months or more. Bye bye Sgt Shultz dot con.

  • Jas

    Interesting bedfellows, A German and a guy who doesn’t like Jewish people.
    Be interesting to see which of the internet generation vote for him? Will it be those that think obtaining content without the owners permision is perfectly fine or will it be those that see it as a way to make new or different incomes?

    • 4077th

      Close to invoking Godwin’s law

      • ex-JAFA

        In a first-tier comment? That must be some kind of record!

  • DavidW

    Anyone else curious about Bradbury’s fee proposal being plus GST? Indicates that he embraces more of the corporate structure that his socialist roots would have you predict. It wopuld be even funnier if his ‘professional political consultancy” was an incorporated company enjoying Limited Liability and the “corporate veil”
    Edit with update

    Nope, Bomber Publishing Ltd was struck off.

  • disqus_Aa7kWsb7Fp

    Look closely at Alister Thompson

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    OK Joker has launched the Joker Party…… My sources tell me that John Key will be announcing his retirement in a couple of months as he sees no chance of winning another term….

    • CheesyEarWax

      Hey welcome back SCS, where have you been? WOBH is all too comedic without you around.

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Will add more comedy closer to election time….list positions are vacant in the joker party….

    • Mr CrAcKeR (I’m Back)

      Probably a very wise move….

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Check the iPredict site bro…..

  • disqus_Aa7kWsb7Fp

    I suppose the first speech at this party will be the IP Address

  • andrew carrot

    We all know Germans love a good uniform when they start a political party, so I suggest this one for the Internet Party.

    • jb

      “Violet, you’re turning violet!” The colour of the Internet Party.

      • andrew carrot

        Indeed. And scaled down for Dat.Crim.

    • Dave

      No not suitable, its missing the Jail stripes DotCon will be wearing when he is transferred to face the music in the US of A. Next week would be nice for a trip over there Kim.

      • andrew carrot

        It’s actually my take on a jump-suit uniform for the general membership. Obviously, it’ll be padded out for the anorexic Gen X nerds who have yet to discover their generation’s greatest dilemma – obesity. The one major problem I had was giving prominence to the jack-boots.

  • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

    colin espiner @cespiner
    Journalism 101:Don’t pitch for political candidacy/advice gigs and write favourable blogs without disclosing link @CitizenBomber @KimDotcom

  • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

    This may just be my sense of irony, but a party started by one of the biggest threat to Intellectual Property (IP) rights calling his party the IP party has to rate up there.

    • Andy

      The Internet Party. First to hack the website gets the prize

  • Cremster

    Alastair Thompson is director of “IP Phase 1″, a “business consultant service” incorporated 5 days ago. IP obviously being Internet Party.

    • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

      Thanks. Might elevate that info out of the comments.

  • Adolf Fiinkensein

    The Crim Dot Com Party

  • Andy C

    Can someone explain to me what Bradbury is actually doing that is wrong here? I’m clearly missing an angle somewhere

    • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

      I normally wouldn’t be so negative, but seriously, if you really have to ask, you should move along to the next blog.

      • Andy C

        Is it because Bomber is a cyclist?

        • andrew carrot

          Bingo! Nothing else discussed here today is relevant.

          • jb

            Shot down in one, eh.

      • Andy C

        I don’t think the question is as naive as you suggest Pete. It would be a stretch to claim Bomber is even remotely an independent political journalist, which as far as I can tell seems to be the main thrust of Cam’s complaint (right?). In a similar fashion I wouldn’t blink it it turned out Cam had been paid to give National advice.

        • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

          Ok, just for you then: Martyn Bradbury has been promoting the idea of the Internet Party without first disclosing his involvement. It is one, or the other. Either you are paid, and you say so, or you are not paid, and you can have an independent opinion.

          I can assure you that if the National party EVER pay Cam Slater for anything, it will be disclosed.

          Hasn’t happened yet, and I don’t expect it will in future.

          • Andy C

            I guess I dont have the default position that all opinion is independent unless explicitly disclosed. Like I said, I don’t personally see it as a huge issue. Clearly it is for you, fair enough.

          • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

            The dividing line is being paid to have an opinion. If party A pays you and you express an opinion about party A without disclosure that party A pays you to have that opinion, THAT is the issue at hand.

            It’s not about party B paying you and then having opinions about party C, D, E, etc.

            Of course, lots of grey areas where Party A owns Party C, but in this case, Martyn Bradbury and the Internet Party are clearly linked, and there is no need to infer anything.

            It’s all out in the open.

        • http://www.cadlow.co.nz spanishbride

          Would you blink if Cam was paid by the Labour party to give advice??? Martyn the suicide bomber Bradbury working for a Capitalist like KCC who previously gave a donation to the National party……..that is enough to not only make me blink but to bring on a full scale epileptic seizure.

  • LesleyNZ

    Well, well, well, what a hypocritical and sneaky Champagne and Chardonnay socialist Martyn Bradbury is. – in bed with Dotcon! And Graeme Edgeler and Alistair Thompson what were they thinking?!!! These 3 must be mad in the head to entertain association with Dotcon. That is their reputation well gone. The only ones who will vote for Martyn Badbury are the mad, the sad and the bad.
    Bryan Edwards can spout on about Colin Craig being insane (which I don’t think he is) – this is insaner (I know there is no such word).
    Bryan Edwards – what say you about this?

    • Agent BallSack

      Of all the filthy capitalists to lay in bed with, Bummer chose the worst of the lot. His money is made by stealing the intellectual property of paid up union members in the entertainment industry.

      • jb

        Oh the irony.

        Edit: Oh hang on, they’re Americans. It doesn’t count.

  • Teko Flaps

    I’d love to see slob.com in Parliament-he would be the new Parekura Horimia–would sit there sleeping all day, getting fatter and fatter and doing less and less and then die.

    • andrew carrot

      He and Gerry can meet every day in Bellamy’s for a sausage-and-mash eating competition. Warning to Dat.Crim, Gerry’s a tough opponent.

  • LesleyNZ

    What a dreadful thing for Martyn Badbury to say. Such hatred and intolerance towards the religious social conservative “Many would feel their cosmopolitan skin crawl at the idea Key will cut a deal with a religious social conservative like Colin Craig and while that disgust isn’t enough to make them vote Labour or Greens (and they aren’t crazy enough to vote NZ First), Dotcom’s Party could very well be their protest vote in 2014.

    • Andy C

      Come on LesleyNZ, its just run of the mill political PR bullshit, what else would you expect?

  • drummerboy

    so we have a foreigner on criminal charges setting up a political party in New Zealand with the objective of becoming the king maker? What a joke.

    • Mr CrAcKeR (I’m Back)

      Personally I think the joke was TEAM AMERICAN coming here raiding his house, freaking his wife out, Pregnant at the time btw, and not paying any licence fees for the Block Buster Video of the Raid they undertook, fucken wankers…

  • CheesyEarWax

    What are the chances of the “high-profile broadcaster” is John Campbell?

    • andrew carrot

      Priceless.

    • ex-JAFA

      Oh, yes please! It’ll get him off the air (mostly) and fragment the leftist vote even more.

    • Mr CrAcKeR (I’m Back)

      Yeah man, that would be fucken cool wouldn’t it!!!!!!
      Perhaps also a few members from Aucklanddaze TV Series also!
      Go Jimmy the little mans vote & voice!

    • Blokeintakapuna

      Probably Tamahere or the other plonker he spews forth with…

  • Dave

    It is a terrible strategy paper, a political idiot could put it together in a few hours, its more an operational / implementation plan than a strategy. If Bradbury can’t tell the difference between strategy and operations, he is really fucked. Hold on, he has always been thick and fucked!

    • caochladh

      I get the impression that his target audience is not old enough to vote yet.

      • Blokeintakapuna

        …perhaps they’re aiming for their next leader/PM hopeful?

      • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Travis Poulson

        Nope, and they’re too busy drinking anyway :) oops, was that me?

      • GregM

        Yep. He advertises Orcon internet, but all his fans use Skinny mobile.

      • flubalubaful

        I dont know about that i am 46 and i can honestly say that i understand politics is all about money and who can make more, when have any politicians listened to the people. not for a long long time, they actually go against some really insightful group-thinking. All becasue of money and who gets it or power and who wields it. I for one hope Kim can get a decent bit of power in the elections in NZ it will then be the informed that are making decisions based on what is best and not what can make more money.

        • andrew carrot

          Weird. Please define what you mean by “what is best”. May be couch it in terms of what is best for Dotcom, as I’m not sure the rest of NZ is much of a concern to him. Afterall, he steals their IP and does so through a set of companies in Hong Kong. Now, that’s not very honourable is it?

  • Bea

    Whoa. Good scoop on Scoop.

  • Dave

    Political person, media person, it will be a lefty pinko hack form the Horrid who is jumping before being pushed due to their dropping revenue. Now who is it from Granny who has been attached to Dotcoms middle stump?

  • 1951

    Can’t wait to see how Sonova deals with this announcement. As I see it, it will be the young’uns that won’t have the foresight to see through this. Maybe Wuzzle & Co will be in a deeper shade of green from now on.

  • The Mentalist

    Oh come on boys and girls … this is what we true capitalists call competition. I love competition. Bring it on I say and let the best policies win. Now that is democracy.

    National probably already have a covert operator within the IP ranks (hence this strategy paper being stolen). I wondered what John Key was discussing with Obama over golf.

    Meanwhile it is worth noting that the USA government were fined US$52 million in October last year for theft, copy write violation, and pirating military software from one of their suppliers.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25137089

    Fancy John Key spending his leisure time with the leader of a convicted criminal organisation.

    • Pissedoffyouth

      Funny, because I consider tax as stolen money so the left are the bigger thieves

  • OrphanIsland

    DotCon is just buying IP from the locals, for next to nothing I might add 8-)

    What’s the bet Bradbury and co get 6 months of work and then “Fall Out of Favour” ?

  • Odd Ball

    I thought it must be April fools day until I read all the details of this post!, but no, I have under estimated how stupid people can be yet again..

  • Gray

    as the devils advocate i must think out loud but if NZ was run as an internet business, made money, used that money for left wing socialist outcomes, the problem would be exactly what? if that also burnt free trade expectations to our advantage why would we complain. Microsoft is a bigger economy than us. if we could create an economy based on a model as yet unseen and became a leader, what is wrong with that.

    • W.Austin

      I will reply with a much shorter version than the next series of posts. You sir, are a fucking moron.

      • Gray

        Love it. Thanks for the reply. but the underlying issue is? also have checked for your original comment

      • Gray

        Mate still waiting for the reply! i am curious about my moron status

    • andrew carrot

      Following the Venezula model then?

      • Gray

        it is an interesting model. however 21 million people, mostly urbanised, allows for efficient public transport and infrastructure. even most farmers live in town not on their land. then add the worlds biggest oil and gas reserved to pay for transport infrastructure, social outcomes, remove and keep political corruption away and you could well be watching the development of a true nirvana state. Merentes would seem to be doing a great job, and it would be interesting to see future plan moving the economy full oil dependence, because regardless of reserves it must still run out.

        Social status is still polarised there though, based on wealth, family etc. While on a farm training exchange, you live in town , with the farm owner, who has servant’s to do everything. the servants don’t talk to you, and know their place. the middle class have expectations to be waited on to a high standard. it is very un-NZ

        To get NZ to match their economy development you would need to increase and compress population by a ridiculous amount, mine drill and sell resources. i am not convinced NZ would want to, even if it did provide economic and social benefit.

        Just my thoughts G

  • Mr_V4

    Somebody might be a bit worried – a double post on Whaleoil and Farrars Travel Adventures Blog.

    • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

      I honestly don’t mind you coming here to offer an opposing view, but can you please just do a little better than that? That’s just weak.

      • Mr_V4

        Try this: You have built a narrative based on group think that KDC is some left-wing Labour/Greens voting loon. However the only real evidence we have of his political affiliations is a political donation made to John Banks for his mayoral campaign.

        Now hes hardly a left winger is he?

        That is the reasoning behind my statement above. If a new party was really a completely insignificant threat to a National party majority you guys wouldn’t be losing your rag on here.

        • Mr CrAcKeR (I’m Back)

          Right on dude!

        • rangitoto

          Just keep with that reasoning. LOL

        • GregM

          Please correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t KDC also make a donation to Len Browns election trust account?

          What most of us are shitty about is the fact that a convicted fraudster, amongst other things, is trying to use allegedly ill gotten gains to fund a potential “kingmaker” in government, to help him avoid his day in court.

          I can’t tell his political persuasion, I would think he would be more libertarian than conservative.

        • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

          Much better. Thanks.

  • myles

    “Meanwhile both Martyn Bradbury and Alastair Thompson have many, many
    questions to answer about their blurring the lines between media and
    political activism in such and egregious and underhanded way.”

    I beg your pardon? Chris Trotter, DPF, Matthew Hooton, Cameron Slater… the list of media pundits with political backgrounds is endless. And you can be pretty sure that the Party Secretary and AK Central candidate would become public knowledge at the launch, no? Oddities like this make the rest of your rant suspiciously biased.

  • myles

    “Meanwhile both Martyn Bradbury and Alastair Thompson have many, many
    questions to answer about their blurring the lines between media and
    political activism in such and egregious and underhanded way.”

    I
    beg your pardon? Chris Trotter, DPF, Matthew Hooton, Cameron Slater…
    the list of media pundits with political backgrounds is endless. And you
    can be pretty sure that the Party Secretary and AK Central candidate
    would become public knowledge at the launch, no? Oddities like this make
    the rest of your rant suspiciously biased.

  • Te Kapua

    Good on Kim Dot Com, I for one am sick of a political sphere consisting only of left of centre & right of centre. The need for tech savvy people in our political system is probably greater than financially savvy people. I applaud the effort & wish them every bit of luck. Where is it written that KDC’s new party can’t have a conservative influence in their policies?

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  • Nathaniel

    I for one am excited about this. I have up to now voted National not because I like them but because the left wing parties are completely deluded and would screw this country even more than National.
    The last few weeks have been completely concerning with Key hinting after the election he may cuddle up to a religious nutter that talks to an imaginary friend. If there is one group of people that scare me more than the lefties, it is grown people that talks to the fantasy world. They should be banned from being in any positions of power. I was potentially looking at giving a vote to Labour which would hit me hard in the pocket given I am looking to get into the rental market soon (capital gains tax wet dream of Cunliffe) just to ensure we don’t have ‘Crazy Craig’ in power.
    Now we have someone that can bring balance to parliament. He will definitely get my vote. Infact if required, I may even become a financial member.

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