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John McAfee Claims He's Innocent of Neighbour's Murder (claims they were trying to kill him)
International Business Times ^ | 11/13 | huysman

Posted on 11/13/2012 8:12:26 AM PST by RummyChick

In an telephone interview with Wired on Monday, McAfee revealed he was convinced the police were after him and would kill him if he went in for an interview.

He said he was innocent and that he hid under the sand while the police searched his property. He is currently on the run somewhere in Belize, though his exact location is unknown.

McAfee claims he has nothing to do with the murder nor knows anything about it, except that the neighbour had been shot.

McAfee also expressed concern that he was the real target and that Faull's murder was a case of mistaken identity.

(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mcafee; soapopera
where is Michael Westin when you need him.

Here is the Wired story.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/11/threatlevel_1112_mcafee/

1 posted on 11/13/2012 8:12:34 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

From the one pic of him that I saw, he looks very tightly strung


2 posted on 11/13/2012 8:14:57 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: RummyChick

This guy is starting to remind me of Johnny DuPont. A high tech version.


3 posted on 11/13/2012 8:17:21 AM PST by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: nuconvert

The picture with the gun??

Interesting that he says he has no plans to leave Belize even though they are out to get him.

Given that he sold his company for 7 billion dollars..he could hire mercenaries to protect him while living in a foreign country.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 8:20:24 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Maybe he thought the other guy was malware.
Couldn’t he quarantine him then do research.


5 posted on 11/13/2012 8:22:07 AM PST by Morris70
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To: RummyChick

His crappy software has killed countless PCs.


6 posted on 11/13/2012 8:23:13 AM PST by brownsfan (It's over.)
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To: RummyChick
He said he was innocent and that he hid under the sand while the police searched his property.
Ahh, sounds like the old hiding under the sand trick.

7 posted on 11/13/2012 8:24:16 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: RummyChick

Maybe he had a virus................


8 posted on 11/13/2012 8:25:49 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: RummyChick

No, not that one.
Yahoo ran what looked like a more recent photo of him where he wasn’t wearing sunglasses


9 posted on 11/13/2012 8:27:22 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

With all the trouble I’ve had with McAfee slowing up my computer and hanging it up in the past, I’d like to see him get strung up.


10 posted on 11/13/2012 8:27:33 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: nuconvert
from that pic of him in the article, he looks like the unholy ‘love child’ of John F’n Kerry & Frank Zappa...
11 posted on 11/13/2012 8:38:26 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: nuconvert

Dude lost his ass when Lehman crashed. McAfee is passe in antivirus cooperatives (even freeware is better). He spends his time high on bath salts or says he is investigating new compounds (right,he’s a pharmacologist, too).

He is simply, insane. Mephedrone and other cathinones are his thing now— bath salts, paranoia and murderous behaviour. He will be found dead one day by one of his own kind’s or his own hand. Que Sera.


12 posted on 11/13/2012 8:59:51 AM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: RummyChick
While many neighbours complained about the dogs, which barked whenever people walk past on the beach, McAfee does not believe any of them could be behind the poisoning, blaming the local authorities instead. In an email he wrote to Wired on Friday night, McAfee noted some men had arrived on the island in the night and shortly after the dogs had been poisoned.

Is he saying that some men poisoned his dogs to silence them so that they wouldn't bark when they went to kill his neighbor???

13 posted on 11/13/2012 9:04:42 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: RummyChick

Probably someone who bought his antivirus.


14 posted on 11/13/2012 9:11:33 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: RummyChick
Given that he sold his company for 7 billion dollars..he could hire mercenaries to protect him while living in a foreign country.

LOL. At least the thread-starter should read the article to the end!

"McAfee sold his stake in the company he founded in the 90s' for $100m, to then reportedly lose large part of the sum in the financial crisis."

15 posted on 11/13/2012 9:13:11 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: John S Mosby

I was reading about this nut last night. He reminded me a lot of Phil Spector the music producer. Made a ton of money then went into hiding spending all his time doing drugs then killed someone.


16 posted on 11/13/2012 9:13:15 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: John S Mosby

John was always a crook, of the worst kind. Started out as a scammer. Remained a scammer.


17 posted on 11/13/2012 9:14:37 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: RummyChick

The locals are up in arms because this very wealthy American uses his wealth to sexually exploit underage girls. But he has a bigger problem.

Because of his wealth, he has been the target of many violent criminals. His solution has been to hire them as security consultants - convincing them they will be wealthier and safer by taking his offer. That is after all, following the legacy of his software empire, the hacker’s approach. What could possibly go wrong?

Unless what I have been reading about him is merely a smear campaign by his enemies, he seems to be descending into madness.


18 posted on 11/13/2012 9:18:40 AM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: RummyChick

McAfee clogged up, and nearly destroyed, this computer. And the only way I got any attention from the company was to start e-mailing, dozens of times, every address I could find.


19 posted on 11/13/2012 9:40:13 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you are against sticking scissors in a baby's neck and sucking out the brains, you are anti-woman)
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To: nuconvert
He'll keep plugging away.
20 posted on 11/13/2012 9:42:02 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: RummyChick
I have met John a handful of times, both when he lived in the US and after he moved to Belize. He is an interesting character.

I am also fairly certain that he is a psychopath (in the clinical sense). He takes pride in his lack of feelings for others. When his nephew was killed in Rodeo, MN flying one of John's airplanes, John was almost militant in his unwillingness to mourn him. He wraps this behavior in a cloak of "Zen", and for years he pursued Yoga/meditation/Zen training. John is anything but Zen though.

He professes to be opposed to drugs or alcohol in any form. He will go so far as to prohibit the people around him to drink; therefore it surprises me that he is being accused of drug use. When he moved to Belize, he setup a lab in his compound to study the "natural chemical properties of plants". After his researcher quit, John continued to operate the lab, and this raised many questions with the authorities as to what was going on. It did seem odd.

Regarding the dogs, they were a menace at the compound; and I am a dog lover. When you entered John's compound, you were issued a "buggy whip" to fend off the dogs. They were aggressive, a pack of junkyard dogs. I was bitten on one visit, and no telling how many others were. I would not want those animals anywhere near my kids.
21 posted on 11/13/2012 10:16:16 AM PST by Deek
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To: RummyChick
I have met John a handful of times, both when he lived in the US and after he moved to Belize. He is an interesting character.

I am also fairly certain that he is a psychopath (in the clinical sense). He takes pride in his lack of feelings for others. When his nephew was killed in Rodeo, MN flying one of John's airplanes, John was almost militant in his unwillingness to mourn him. He wraps this behavior in a cloak of "Zen", and for years he pursued Yoga/meditation/Zen training. John is anything but Zen though.

He professes to be opposed to drugs or alcohol in any form. He will go so far as to prohibit the people around him to drink; therefore it surprises me that he is being accused of drug use. When he moved to Belize, he setup a lab in his compound to study the "natural chemical properties of plants". After his researcher quit, John continued to operate the lab, and this raised many questions with the authorities as to what was going on. It did seem odd.

Regarding the dogs, they were a menace at the compound; and I am a dog lover. When you entered John's compound, you were issued a "buggy whip" to fend off the dogs. They were aggressive, a pack of junkyard dogs. I was bitten on one visit, and no telling how many others were. I would not want those animals anywhere near my kids.
22 posted on 11/13/2012 10:20:51 AM PST by Deek
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To: RummyChick; stylecouncilor

ping


23 posted on 11/13/2012 10:34:47 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Deek

Thanks for the behind-the-scenes peek. Very interesting!


24 posted on 11/13/2012 11:55:26 AM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Moltke

Don’t care what it says.

I have read where he sold it to Intel for 7 billion.

That’s the number all over the internet.

100 million is too cheap.


25 posted on 11/13/2012 12:35:01 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
Don’t care what it says. I have read where he sold it to Intel for 7 billion.

The fact that the company McAfee was bought by Intel for 7 bn does not mean that the person Mr. McAfee got 7 bn. But go ahead "not caring what it says." Ignorance is bliss.

26 posted on 11/13/2012 1:01:08 PM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Moltke

I could care less how much he is worth.

I am busy trying to find out the depth of Kerry’s involvement with the Lebanese Mata Haris.


27 posted on 11/13/2012 1:10:32 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Hardraade
John was always a crook, of the worst kind. Started out as a scammer. Remained a scammer.

Probably wrote some of the earliest viruses so he could sell his product. When I set up anyone's pc it was the first thing I would uninstall. Then Norton.

28 posted on 11/13/2012 1:44:33 PM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

I don’t know if he was actually able to do that. Although I know there was a tiff between him and a *real* tech heavy who blamed him for a networked Jerusalem.

But a lot of the early viruses were actually written by early antivirusers. And a lot of the later ones, too, are out of the companies. They’ll tell you it’s a myth. Far from it.


29 posted on 11/13/2012 6:46:35 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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