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Old 01-20-2012, 06:54 PM   #946
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Yeah I was really wtf when I saw he was CEO. I didn't know he was married to Alicia Keys though. Guess I don't keep close enough tabs on hip-hop marriages like Axver
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Yeah I was really wtf when I saw he was CEO. I didn't know he was married to Alicia Keys though. Guess I don't keep close enough tabs on hip-hop marriages like Axver
I only know this because Bono thought attending their wedding was far more important than actually turning up to rehearse with the rest of the band before the start of U2's 2010 shows.

... yeah, that isn't exactly knowledge I'm proud to have.
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The four MegaUpload guys who were arrested were residents of New Zealand (but are Germans); the site wasn't based there though. The US claims jurisdiction because it says that they have servers in Virginia ... it had been previously rumoured that MegaUpload had its servers in Hong Kong but I hadn't seen anything definitive. I'm just pissed off about the Kiwi police being the US's bitch in all of this.

By the way, have a wild guess who the (not yet arrested) CEO of MegaUpload is? Swizz Beatz. Yes, as in Alicia Keys' husband, and also he's the guy who produced that awful Stranded (Haiti) song that Bono participated in.
I admire the times when NZ has stood up to the USA (there was something about "No, you can't park your nuclear aircraft carrier here"?), but I guess under these circumstances it was a bit different. Shouldn't have been, but there you go.

And wow. Can't wait for them to take him to court.

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I only know this because Bono thought attending their wedding was far more important than actually turning up to rehearse with the rest of the band before the start of U2's 2010 shows.

... yeah, that isn't exactly knowledge I'm proud to have.
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I am going to present you all with a list of eating options, and I'm going to need direction in my life based upon it, mmk?
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This is the real name of a real restaurant that serves real food to real people. What...the fuck...were they thinking?

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I admire the times when NZ has stood up to the USA (there was something about "No, you can't park your nuclear aircraft carrier here"?), but I guess under these circumstances it was a bit different.
Yeah, in 1984, David Lange banned nuclear-powered or nuclear-armed ships from entering New Zealand's territorial waters, and this basically banned the US Navy from using our ports since they won't confirm or deny the presence of nuclear weapons on their ships. It all came to a head when one US ship in 1985 requested a port visit ... obviously it was refused, and the US threw a hissy fit. Lange stood firm and basically told them to get fucked, it's our sovereignty and we'll do what we like with it, thank you very much. So the US, ever so mature when it couldn't get its way, suspended its ANZUS Treaty obligations towards New Zealand.

There has been something of a thaw in the last few years (I remain disappointed in the 2010 Wellington Declaration), but I'm still waiting for the American government to apologise for behaving like a child.

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I forgot that I was going to post options in here. , we're just going to B-Dubs.
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Yeah, in 1984, David Lange banned nuclear-powered or nuclear-armed ships from entering New Zealand's territorial waters, and this basically banned the US Navy from using our ports since they won't confirm or deny the presence of nuclear weapons on their ships. It all came to a head when one US ship in 1985 requested a port visit ... obviously it was refused, and the US threw a hissy fit. Lange stood firm and basically told them to get fucked, it's our sovereignty and we'll do what we like with it, thank you very much. So the US, ever so mature when it couldn't get its way, suspended its ANZUS Treaty obligations towards New Zealand.

There has been something of a thaw in the last few years (I remain disappointed in the 2010 Wellington Declaration), but I'm still waiting for the American government to apologise for behaving like a child.
Ah right... good on Mr Lange. More of that would be nice here too!

And you need to try the fried Mac and Cheese things at TGI Friday's. I'm full after two but I had that and loaded potato skins and part of a chicken BLT last night. *digestivedistress*

I wonder how the leftovers will go...
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My least-favourite Python thing by a long margin. Bits were good, lots was just plain weird... I kinda feel like they jumped the shark.
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