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  • Mysterious Death of Obama Critic and Reporter on Bin Laden’s Death and Ferguson Labeled Suicide

    12/13/2014 6:38:10 PM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 67 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 13, 2014 | Lily Dane
    .... Di-Natale provided coverage of the [Osama bin Laden] raid's aftermath, including an exclusive interview with Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped U.S. agents verify Bin Laden's presence, and who remains imprisoned in Pakistan to this day. Di-Natale notably reported from Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound in the aftermath of the US raid, and is known for chiseling out a brick from the compound: Call me a conspiracy theorist, but when I heard about Di-Natale's death, the first thing that popped into my mind was this: Who killed him? It isn't that far-fetched to suspect foul play when a journalist...
  • “Allah’s (White House) Muslim Terrorist” + Taliban’s TOP Jihadis + Bergdahl’s Islamic Family = The L

    02/04/2015 11:27:57 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 4 replies
    Adina Kutnicki A ZIONIST & CONSERVATIVE Blog ^ | February 5, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    “Commentary By Adina Kutnicki by Adina Kutnicki AS patriots await the official (Allah-wash) report regarding Bergdahl's (military-related) status, there are certain facts which are indisputable. We will get to that. BUT intertwined with the upcoming Pentagon's evaluation - re the aforementioned deserter and traitor - underlies the "logic" behind trading him for top Taliban leaders. IN this regard, it begs the question: why would the leader of the free world trade any soldier, let alone one with "questionable" loyalty, for high value, prized terror leaders? Well, if one's leanings are Islamist-infused, the question becomes the logical inverse: why not? Not...
  • ‘Who are you calling crazy?’ Texas says to Florida

    02/04/2015 6:01:03 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 26 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/3/15 | MARIA RECIO
    WASHINGTON Crazy is in the eye of the beholder. Texas singer-songwriter Willie Nelson wrote the signature love ballad “Crazy,” but it’s a loaded word in Congress, especially when used to describe the Lone Star State. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., found that out when he said Monday night at a Rules Committee hearing that Texas was a “crazy state” and Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, took it personally. The Texan demanded an apology, and not only didn’t he get it from the Floridian, but Hastings said Burgess could wait “until hell freezes over for me to say anything in an apology.” On...
  • Michael Hastings researching Jill Kelley case before death

    06/20/2013 12:29:44 PM PDT · by maggief · 86 replies
    LATimes ^ | June 20, 2013 | Brian Bennett
    WASHINGTON – During the weeks before he was killed in a car crash in Los Angeles, reporter Michael Hastings was researching a story about a privacy lawsuit brought by Florida socialite Jill Kelley against the Department of Defense and the FBI. Hastings, 33, was scheduled to meet with a representative of Kelley next week in Los Angeles to discuss the case, according to a person close to Kelley. Hastings wrote for Rolling Stone and the website BuzzFeed. Kelley alleges that military officials and the FBI leaked her name to the media to discredit her after she reported receiving a stream...
  • Today In History - Battle of Hastings - 14 October 1066

    10/14/2014 5:24:26 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 42 replies
    TODAY IN HISTORY Bayeux Tapestry – Battle of Hastings The Death of King Harold From British Battles.com: "The Battle of Hastings – 14 October 1066 Account: William, Duke of Normandy, launched his bloody and decisive invasion of Saxon England in 1066. In that year Edward the Confessor, King of England, died without heir, appointing by his will Harold Godwinsson, son of England’s most powerful nobleman, the Earl of Wessex, as his successor. Across the Channel, William of Normandy considered himself rightfully the next King of England, basing his claim on a promise by Edward the Confessor in the early...
  • Florida Congressman: ‘White People’ to Blame for Collapse of Amnesty in Congress

    08/02/2014 11:23:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 2, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Matt Boyle has this fascinating piece about the inner workings of the legislative battle this week over the border crisis. The bill pushed by the Republican leadership had a number of serious defects. The story recounted by Boyle is how a small group of activists and congressmen drove the immigration narrative, and ultimately the legislative outcome. Buried toward the end of Boyle’s piece is a disgraceful statement from Florida Representative Alcee Hastings (D): Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) decried the House GOP lawsuit as he addressed “all the white people in here” during the Rules Committee hearing — which was filled...
  • America's Last Prisoner of War (2012-Author Michael Hastings Killed in Mysterious Car Crash)

    06/09/2014 11:15:45 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 23 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | June 7, 2012 | Michael Hastings, RIP
    The mother and father sit at the kitchen table in their Idaho farmhouse, watching their son on YouTube plead for his life. The Taliban captured 26-year-old Bowe Bergdahl almost three years ago, on June 30th, 2009, and since that day, his parents, Jani and Bob, have had no contact with him. Like the rest of the world, their lone glimpses of Bowe – the only American prisoner of war left in either Iraq or Afghanistan – have come through a series of propaganda videos, filmed while he's been in captivity. Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/americas-last-prisoner-of-war-20120607#ixzz34APXclT2 Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone...
  • Bergdahl Was In Unit Known For Its Troubles (Here come the smears)

    06/07/2014 7:32:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 7, 2014 | Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Eric Schmitt
    The platoon was, an American military official would assert years later, “raggedy.” On their tiny, remote base, in a restive sector of eastern Afghanistan at an increasingly violent time of the war, they were known to wear bandannas and cutoff T-shirts. Their crude observation post was inadequately secured, a military review later found. Their first platoon leader, and then their first platoon sergeant, were replaced relatively early in the deployment because of problems. But the unit — Second Platoon, Blackfoot Company in the First Battalion, 501st Regiment — might well have remained indistinguishable from scores of other Army platoons in...
  • Why Was the FBI Investigating Michael Hastings’ Reporting on Bowe Bergdahl?

    06/03/2014 3:36:47 PM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 18 replies
    VICE ^ | June 3, '14
    < Snip > Hastings also spoke to several unnamed men in Bergdahl’s unit — soldiers who, we now know, had to sign a strict nondisclosure agreement forbidding them from discussing the soldier’s disappearance and search with anyone — let alone one of the top investigative journalists in the country. 'Michael and Matt both worked really, really hard on that story, and I know for a fact that they did it in a way that completely angered the US military and the US government.' But most controversially, Hastings’ piece revealed what has been the subject of much debate and vitriol over...
  • 13 Things You Need to Know About Bowe Bergdahl

    06/03/2014 6:17:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 6=2=14 | Tim Dickinson
    The late Michael Hastings wrote the definitive magazine profile of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for Rolling Stone in June 2012. Now that America's Last Prisoner of War has been released, in a prisoner exchange for five high-ranking Taliban officials, Hastings' piece continues to offer crucial context – about why Bergdahl volunteered for service in the first place, about how this intense, moral young man became so horrified by America's "good war" that he walked away from his unit's remote outpost in eastern Afghanistan in 2009, and about the abortive negotiations that could have secured Bergdahls release years ago. Here 13...
  • How your car can be hacked remotely by a tiny device

    02/08/2014 6:24:51 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Road and Track ^ | February 7, 2014 | Steve Abrams
    Yet another security researcher is demonstrating a better way to break into vehicle electronic systems, taking control from drivers in a way that could wreak havoc on the roads. While we aren't in imminent danger of wireless drive-by hacks on our cars, automakers must quickly take a more proactive role in discovering and plugging the holes in automotive computer networks before someone devises a practical exploit that requires no physical access to the car. Automakers remain secretive about their in-vehicle computer security, but as hackers find new ways into these rolling networks, automakers need to open up, acknowledge the risks,...
  • Agenda21Radio Live Thread (7-10PT) Topic: Breitbart,Hastings, Clancy assassinated?

    10/15/2013 7:06:51 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 19 replies
    http://www.agenda21radio.com ^ | 10/15/13 | Paul Preston
    Paul Preston discusses the deaths of Breitbart, Hastings and Clancy.
  • Mystery grows: Journalist died prepping Obama exposé

    08/29/2013 8:08:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    wnd ^ | 8/29/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – Before his death in a fiery car crash, Michael Hastings was preparing to publish a major investigative piece tied to the undercover agent who is suspected of sanitizing President Obama’s passport records prior to the 2008 presidential election. The mystery has only deepened since the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office ruled that drugs in his system at the time of the June 18 crash, including amphetamines and marijuana, likely did not contribute to the crash. Hastings, 33 years old at the time of his death, wrote for Gentleman’s Quarterly, Rolling Stone and Buzzfeed, reporting on national security issues....
  • 'A Nation of Sullen Paranoids'

    08/25/2013 9:43:37 AM PDT · by Skepolitic · 38 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/23/2013 | Peggy Noonan
    Three items on the continuing National Security Agency controversy: the information that came out this week, a prescient warning from a veteran British intelligence hand, and a prophecy from an interesting source. ... "A nation of sullen paranoids." Boy, is that it. This picks up on a point a friend, a veteran of Republican White Houses, said near the time the controversies were beginning. He told me of a sophisticated person he knew, experienced in journalism and the ways of government, who thought the U.S. government might have had the reporter Michael Hastings killed. He said, musingly, "The future is...
  • Report: Michael Hastings Feared His Mercedes Was Tampered With, Asked to Borrow Neighbor’s Car....

    08/23/2013 7:37:00 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 22 | Jason Howerton
    Award-winning journalist Michael Hastings told his neighbor that he was afraid to drive his Mercedes because he believed it had been tampered with, according to a LA Weekly report.
  • Rolling Stone journalist feared prior to crash his car was tampered with: Report

    08/22/2013 1:04:43 PM PDT · by LyinLibs · 98 replies
    FOX News ^ | 8/22/2013 | Fox (author not specified)
    <p>Hours before dying in a fiery car crash, Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings told his neighbor he believed his Mercedes had been tampered with, according to a report.</p> <p>Hastings’ neighbor Jordanna Thigpen says he knocked on her door after midnight and asked to borrow her Volvo because he was afraid to drive his own car.</p>
  • Autopsy Shows Journalist Michael Hastings Had Meth, Pot In System At Time Of Fiery Auto Crash

    08/21/2013 6:44:24 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 53 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | August 20, 2013 | The Smoking Gun
    The family of journalist Michael Hastings was trying to get him into drug rehab at the time he died in a fiery Los Angeles car wreck, according to a coroner’s report released today.
  • Beck & The Blaze V. The Shareholder Abusing Cable Giants

    08/20/2013 10:09:08 PM PDT · by publius321 · 20 replies
    Comcast's days are numbered as they choose to make themselves obsolete. (Video)
  • Coroner, family link Michael Hastings to drug use at time of death

    08/20/2013 5:35:57 PM PDT · by South40 · 75 replies
    LATimes ^ | 8/20/2013 | Andrew Blankstein
    Journalist Michael Hastings, who was killed in a fiery Los Angeles crash in June, died of "traumatic injuries" as a result of the accident and had traces of drugs in his system, Los Angeles coroner's officials said Tuesday. Hastings, 33, died June 18 in a single-vehicle accident. His car burst into flames and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Coroner's officials said Hastings had traces of amphetamine in his system, consistent with possible intake of methamphetamine many hours before death, as well as marijuana. Neither were considered a factor in the crash, according to toxicology reports.
  • JOURNALIST WAS INVESTIGATING CIA DIRECTOR JOHN BRENNAN BEFORE HE WAS KILLED IN FIERY CAR CRASH

    08/14/2013 4:05:55 AM PDT · by mgist · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/13/13 | J Howerton
    Aug. 13, 2013 6:27pm Jason Howerton Journalist Michael Hastings was investigating CIA Director John Brennan for an upcoming expose project prior to his tragic death in a car accident, the reporter’s wife, Elise Jordan, confirmed. XETV-TV reporter Kimberly Dvorak claims sources had told her the exact same thing. Additionally, an anonymous source recently provided the news station with “an alarming email” hacked from CIA contractor Strafor’s President Fred Burton. The email, which was posted on WikiLeaks, claimed that Brennan previously headed up the government’s effort to crackdown on investigative journalists. “Brennan is behind the witch hunts of investigative journalists learning...
  • CIA Director Brennan Confirmed as Reporter Michael Hastings Next Target

    08/13/2013 3:02:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    San Diego 6 ^ | 8/13/13 | Kimberly Dvorak
    This week Elise Jordan, wife of famed journalist Michael Hastings, who recently died under suspicious circumstances, corroborated this reporter's sources that CIA Director, John Brennan was Hastings next exposé project (CNN clip). Last month a source provided San Diego 6 News with an alarming email hacked from super secret CIA contractor Stratfor’s President Fred Burton. The email (link here) was posted on WikiLeaks and alleged that then Obama counter-terrorism Czar Brennan, was in charge of the government's continued crackdown or witch-hunt on investigative journalists. After providing the Stratfor email to the CIA for comment, the spymaster's spokesperson responded in lightning...
  • Agenda 21 Radio Live Thread 7-10 PM PT (Topic: Death of Micheal Hastings)

    08/12/2013 6:55:06 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 11 replies
    Agenda21Radio.com ^ | 8/12/13 | Paul Preston and Chriss Street
    Paul and Chriss will be discussing the mysterious death (killing?) of Rolling Stones reporter Michael Hastings with San Diego reporter Kim Dvorak who has uncovered new information on the "incident".
  • Group sues FBI for records after Michael Hastings’ mysterious death

    07/30/2013 7:57:59 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 148 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 30 Jul 2013 | Josh Peterson
    A journalist and a researcher have sued the Justice Department for access to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s records on the late journalist Michael Hastings. The lawsuit follows the FBI’s failure to respond to separate Freedom of Information Act requests for records on Hastings submitted by journalist Jason Leopold of al-Jazeera and Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher Ryan Shapiro. Agencies are required by statute to notify applicants about whether it will fulfill their requests within a 20-working-day period of the initial application. In the hours before his death, which was ruled an accident by the Los Angeles Police Department, Hastings...
  • Shooter Who Ambushed LAPD Officers Caught on Video

    07/28/2013 2:05:38 PM PDT · by LyinLibs · 30 replies
    NBC Southern California ^ | 6-27-2013 | Samantha Tata
    Authorities released new video Wednesday showing an at-large shooter believed to have ambushed two detectives at a Los Angeles Police Department station earlier this week. Clad in dark-colored clothes, a man is seen on the video (embedded below) quickly walking past cameras set up near the Wilshire Community Police Station about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Michael Hastings Crash Caught On Surveillance Camera

    07/27/2013 3:31:30 PM PDT · by LyinLibs · 137 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/27/2013 | Breitbart TV
    VIDEO footage from Pizzeria Mozza, which is located at Melrose and Highland, shows the final moments before journalist Michael Hastings' Mercedes Benz exploded into flames.
  • Hackers Reveal Nasty New Car Attacks--With Me Behind The Wheel (Video)

    07/25/2013 9:36:18 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 56 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/24/2013 | Andy Greenburg
    Stomping on the brakes of a 3,500-pound Ford Escape that refuses to stop–or even slow down–produces a unique feeling of anxiety. In this case it also produces a deep groaning sound, like an angry water buffalo bellowing somewhere under the SUV’s chassis. The more I pound the pedal, the louder the groan gets–along with the delighted cackling of the two hackers sitting behind me in the backseat.
  • Journalist Michael Hastings' Body Cremated by Authorities Against Family's Wishes (Video)

    07/19/2013 7:30:03 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 44 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 07/17/2013 | By Michael Allen
    Journalist Michael Hastings’ body was reportedly cremated by Los Angeles authorities against his family’s wishes, destroying possible evidence of his mysterious death in a car accident on June 18. Hastings was killed when his Mercedes crashed into a tree at a high speed and exploded. Only hours earlier, Hastings sent an email to friends at Buzzfeed.com stating that he was “onto a big story” and had “to go off the radar for a bit.” He also warned his colleagues that they might be questioned about him by authorities.
  • On The Elusive Details of Michael Hastings' Death

    07/10/2013 9:16:06 AM PDT · by mojito · 90 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 7/10/2013 | Mike Krieger
    The Michael Hastings Car Crash: No Skids Marks, A Flying Engine And “Boston Brakes” In cases such as the highly suspicious and tragic car crash/explosion that killed celebrated investigative journalist Michael Hastings, I try to reserve commentary for a little bit to let facts emerge following the initial speculative flurry. Particularly when it involves a journalist with whom I am only slightly familiar. I think we can all agree at this point that based on what has come forward in the past several weeks it is more than likely Mr. Hastings was murdered.
  • Article about Hastings death (reporter in exploded car crash in L.A.)

    http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/transportation/cars/journalist-michael-hastings-body-cremated-authorities-against-familys
  • Suspicions Growing Over Death of Journalist Probing NSA and CIA Abuses

    07/09/2013 8:32:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 132 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 July 2013 | Alex Newman
    Weeks after the fiery death of investigative journalist Michael Hastings , who was probing abuses by the CIA and NSA and had recently informed others that he was being investigated by federal authorities, suspicions about his mysterious car crash are still swirling around the Internet. While police officially ruled the death an “accident,” serious questions are still surfacing — even in the establishment media and among prominent officials. Based on e-mails Hastings sent out shortly before he died about working on a “big story” and needing to go “off the radar,” it has become clear that he was worried, too....
  • Richard Clarke: Hastings accident “consistent with a car cyber

    06/25/2013 1:40:40 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 77 replies
    Hang the Bankers ^ | 6/25/2013 | Clark Kent
    Former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard Clarke told The Huffington Post on Monday that the fatal crash of journalist Michael Hastings’ Mercedes C250 coupe last week is “consistent with a car cyber attack.” “There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers” — including the United States — know how to remotely seize control of a car,” Clarke said. On Saturday, Infowars.com posted a video of a talk presented by Dr. KathleenFisher, a program manager for DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible...
  • Clinton’s Spokesman Tells Reporter To [edit] And ‘Have A Good Life’ (Hastings)

    06/25/2013 4:45:10 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 21 replies
    dollard ^ | 9/24/2012 | dollard
  • Coroner IDs body of journalist Michael Hastings (fingerprints???)

    06/25/2013 5:29:10 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 121 replies
    ap ^ | 6/20 | ap
    Hastings, 33, was identified by matching fingerprints to prints the FBI had on file, Corral said.
  • Hastings sent panicked email just before crash

    06/24/2013 9:31:50 AM PDT · by Deathtomarxists · 108 replies
    Slate ^ | June 23, 2013 | Daniel Politi
    Partial Excerpt, more at site: Journalist Michael Hastings wrote an email to his colleagues hours before he died last week in which he said his “close friends and associates” were being interviewed by the FBI and he was going to “go off the radar for a bit.” The 33-year-old journalist said he was “onto a big story,” according to KTLA . . .
  • Exclusive: Hastings Sent Colleagues Email Hours Before Crash (WOW)

    06/21/2013 10:56:51 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 135 replies
    KTLA ^ | June 21, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — The crash that killed journalist Michael Hastings was ruled an accident by police, but conspiracy theories continued to circulate on Friday. Hastings, 33, was killed in a fiery solo-vehicle crash in Hancock Park early Tuesday morning. ...Staff Sgt. Joseph Biggs told KTLA that he received an email from Hastings on Monday. Biggs had known Hastings since 2008, when the journalist was embedded in his unit in Afghanistan. “On Monday morning, I woke up and I got an email, and it’s very panicked,” Biggs said. He was blind-copied on the email, which was sent to Hastings’ colleagues....
  • Witness: Hastings’ speeding car ‘shook my car—like a freight truck going by’

    06/21/2013 7:27:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 118 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2 hrs 48 mins ago | Dylan Stableford,
    A driver who witnessed the fiery crash that killed journalist Michael Hastings says the vehicle the 33-year-old was driving shook his car "like a freight truck" as it flew by early Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. "Was stopped at a red light tonight when a pearl white Mercedes flew past," Michael Carter wrote on Facebook a few hours later. "It shook my car like a freight truck going by. Saw it burst into flames a quarter mile down the road when it hit a tree." In a Facebook message to Yahoo News, Carter explained in detail what he saw:
  • WikiLeaks says Michael Hastings contacted it just before his death

    06/20/2013 4:58:04 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 44 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | Last updated: June 19th, 2013 | By Tim Stanley
    WikiLeaks says Michael Hastings contacted it just before his death. Are they implying he was murdered? WikiLeaks just threw some gasoline onto the conspiracy fire. On Wednesday night, they Tweeted: “Michael Hastings contacted WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson just a few hours before he died, saying that the FBI was investigating him.” What exactly are they trying to say?
  • Michael Hastings’ Chilling Final Story

    06/19/2013 9:07:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | June 19, 2013 - 9:46 am | Bryan Preston
    Journalist Michael Hastings was killed early Tuesday morning in a bizarre car incident in Los Angeles. Hastings, 33, was best known for writing the Rolling Stone story that ended in Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s resignation as head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Hastings’ final story, “Why Democrats Love to Spy on Americans,” was a searing take on the NSA snooping scandal, which Hastings described as “North Korea-esque.” Hastings pulled no punches as he linked the NSA scandal to the Department of Justice’s spying on reporters and the IRS abuse scandal. Hastings built a case that the same Democrats who turned Bush-era...
  • Michael Hastings conspiracy theories: Web goes wild after NSA, CIA reporter killed in crash

    06/19/2013 9:58:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 6/19/13 | Beth Stebner
    News of reporter and writer Michael Hastings´ death at the age of only 33 has shaken the journalism community across the nation, as well as fans of the writer´s hard-hitting reporting.(Snip)conspiracy theorists are speculating that there is more than meets the eye over Hasting´s demise. Twitter, Facebook, and sharing site Reddit were abuzz Wednesday, with some users commenting that it was suspicious that Hastings, who famously brought down U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal in a Rolling Stone cover story, died while in the middle of covering several hot-button topics like monitoring by the National Security Agency and the CIA.
  • Famed Non-Automotive Journalist Michael Hastings Turns A C250 Into A “Bomb”

    06/19/2013 4:04:13 PM PDT · by jjotto · 76 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | June 19, 2013 | Jack Baruth
    The writing-about-writing crowd is abuzz with discussion about the rather unusual death of Buzzfeed/RollingStone/Gawker writer Michael Hastings. Mr. Hastings, whose name is never mentioned in the press without the immediate mention that he was “the fearless journalist whose reporting brought down the career of General Stanley McChrystal”, died in a single-car accident in Los Angeles yesterday morning. This in and of itself is not unusual, but the circumstances of the crash and its aftermath won’t do anything to quiet the conspiracy theorists who are already claiming that the military-industrial complex found a way to cap the guy. The definitive video...
  • Michael Hastings Dead At 33

    06/19/2013 1:01:21 PM PDT · by knarf · 38 replies
    L A Times ^ | June 19, 2013 | joseph serna
    Los Angeles police said they have yet to determine the cause of a fiery solo-car crash in Hollywood that apparently killed award-winning journalist Michael Hastings. The death of the 33-year-old Hastings was announced by his employer, BuzzFeed, which said he died in a Los Angeles car accident. But the Los Angeles County coroner's office had yet to determine Wednesday whether a body recovered from a fiery car crash was that of Hastings. The body was “unrecognizable” and badly charred, police told the Los Angeles Times. The body is identified only as "John Doe 117.”
  • Journalist Michael Hastings Died in a Car Accident(ended Gen. McChrystal's career)

    06/18/2013 6:52:56 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Magazine ^ | June 18, 2013 | Shayna Rose Arnold
    Journalist Michael Hastings died in car accident in Los Angeles today. Details of the accident have not been released. He was 33. Best known for his 2010 profile of General Stanley McChrystal in Rolling Stone—it effectively ended the military career of the man who had led the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan—Hastings won the 2010 Polk award for magazine reporting and wrote a book about his experience reporting on the war, The Operators: The wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan. A second book, I Lost My Love in Baghdad, details Hastings’ time as a war correspondent...
  • Cable Companies Create Opportunity In Live Streaming For Netflix

    04/19/2013 8:05:22 AM PDT · by publius321 · 24 replies
    SeekingAlpha.com ^ | Scott Ryan
    "...An example of how Netflix could potentially attract millions more customers away from cable through live streaming would be to strike streaming agreements with networks such as theblaze.com founded by talk host Glenn Beck. Here, we have a network that has the devotion of approximately 20 million listeners and viewers who want the cable companies to add The Blaze television programming to their line-up. So, Comcast and other cable companies provide Al Jazeera as though customers demand it - but refuse the millions of blaze viewers and subscribers, many of whom already demonstrate willingness to pay separately for the network?...
  • The Basic Business Sense Netflix Bears Refuse To Grasp

    "The borderline acrimonious columns on Reed Hastings and Netflix seem to be approaching their January levels. One only need scan the NFLX headlines for the past week for some samples of writers demonstrating their emotional involvement. I'm not going to focus on the personal jabs but when one single column contains "charade"... "dog & pony show" "glorified bootlegger" "that's typical Hastings"... "creepy" - to describe Hastings and/or Netflix - maybe someone is getting frustrated. To address the fundamental arguments in the..." (continued)
  • Corruption Scandals Don’t Stop U.S. Reps from Winning Reelection

    11/07/2012 11:58:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 7, 2012
    Jesse Jackson Jr.’s victory in Illinois is the latest example of a congressman winning reelection under a dark cloud of corruption, illustrating that in some districts voters are blindly loyal to certain beloved candidates. Jackson, son of the famed civil rights con man with the same name, is not the only U.S. House member to accomplish this feat. We’ve seen this around the country in the past few elections, most notably in Florida and Louisiana. We’ll get back to those after going through Jackson’s remarkable reelection this week despite being out half a year with a mysterious “mood disorder.” A...
  • Chairman Hastings: Documents Raise Serious Questions

    05/10/2012 2:04:02 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Chairman Hastings: Documents Raise Serious Questions about Thoroughness and Independence of Inspector General’s Investigation into Drilling Moratorium Report Hastings sends letter to IG and releases documents received by Committee to date WASHINGTON, D.C., May 10, 2012 - House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today sent a letter to Department of the Interior’s Acting Inspector General Mary Kendall expressing deep concern with the thoroughness of the Office of Inspector General’s (IG) investigation into whether an Obama Administration report that recommended a six-month drilling moratorium was intentionally edited to incorrectly state the views of peer reviewers, and with the IG’s...
  • Alcee Hastings Ranks No.1 In Nepotism

    03/27/2012 10:53:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 27, 2012
    A Florida congressman impeached as a federal judge and currently under House Ethics Committee scrutiny has earned yet another recognition for his transgressions, this time nepotism. Alcee Hastings, one of only six federal judges to be removed from the bench, is in a class of his own when it comes to nepotism. This month he was ranked No. 1 out of 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives for paying salaries and fees to family members. The sordid details are included in a government watchdog’s study of how members of Congress abuse their position to benefit themselves and...
  • Hastings claims 'vindication' when sex harassment charges are dismissed

    02/14/2012 5:55:29 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 14, 2012 | William E. Gibson
    WASHINGTON -- South Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings claimed vindication on Tuesday when a federal judge dismissed allegations that he had sexually harassed a former employee of a human-rights group under his supervision. "I appreciate the court's ruling," said Hastings, D-Miramar. "As I have said repeatedly, this whole thing is ridiculous, bizarre, frivolous, and has wasted – and is still wasting – a whole lot of folks' time and money. In a race with a lie, the truth always wins."
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Chairman Hastings Announces Draft Reorganization Proposal of Interior Department’s

    07/29/2011 2:05:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Natural Resources.House.Gov ^ | 7/29/11 | Chairman Hasings
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 25, 2011 - House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings today released a YouTube video unveiling discussion draft legislation to reorganize and reform the Interior Department’s offshore energy oversight. The draft proposal officially abolishes the Minerals Management Service to create three separate agencies and establishes a new Under Secretary of Energy, Lands and Minerals in order to elevate the role of American energy production on public lands within the Interior Department. These reforms will help expand American energy production in order to protect and create American jobs, grow the economy and lower energy costs, while ensuring that...
  • Rep. Hastings asks that harassment case be tossed

    07/09/2011 10:15:41 PM PDT · by quantim · 11 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Jul 9, 9:46 PM EDT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressman Alcee Hastings asked a court Saturday to throw out claims that he subjected a former employee to sexual harassment and retaliation when he was co-chairman of an independent U.S. agency. The Florida Democrat said the case should be handled according to congressionally-approved administrative and judicial remedies - and not the U.S. District Court in Washington, where the plaintiff, Winsome Packer, lodged her complaint. Packer says Hastings asked several times to stay at her apartment or to get her to visit his hotel room in Vienna, Austria, when she worked as staff representative and he was co-chairman...