I never believed in Karma, preferring to dish out the repercussions myself whenever appropriate, but over the last few years I’ve become more philosophical about things. Â Karma is certainly working its magic on Kim Dotcom right now.
Not only has he run out of ways to ‘encourage’Â people out of money, he’s also run out of ways to lay his hands on enough of it to be of use to him. Â His missus is embarrassing him in front of the world by giving her teenage toy-boy a Mercedes while he claims to be on 2 minute noodles and water.
Every time he goes to court, things aren’t going well for him either. Â As was the case yesterday.
Bad news continues to flow for Kim Dotcom after a ruling from a United States court barred him from fighting the seizure of his assets.
Dotcom’s United States lawyer, Ira Rothken, said the Eastern District of Virginia Federal Court had found his client was not entitled to contest the forfeiture of his assets because he was a “fugitive” facing extradition.
This was despite Dotcom lawfully fighting the extradition under a treaty signed by both the United States and New Zealand.
“We think this is not offensive to just Kim Dotcom’s rights, but the rights of all Kiwis, Rothken said.
I love when lawyers have run out of proper legal argument, they have to resort to a legal decision being “offensive”.
Similarly, trying to gain sympathy from fellow Kiwis shows that Rothken is totally misreading the mood of New Zealanders when it comes to Kim Dotcom.
How are Kim’sÂ US legal team being paid? Â Surely they’re not so offended on Kim’s behalf as to work for free?
Those Bitcoins are both running out as well as worth a lot less than they were a year ago, and he needs some of those for a rainy day.
Nothing is going Kim’s way right now. Â The only solution he’s got left is if his friends Greenwald and Snowdon organise him asylum. Â And then he can use his emergency stash to pay for a private flight out.
– Shane Cowlishlaw, Stuff