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McAfee Was Not Captured 150

Posted by samzenpus
from the man-on-the-run dept.
netbuzz writes "As rumors and news reports of John McAfee's alleged capture circulated widely yesterday – fueled by McAfee's own blog and blogging cohorts – police and other authorities in Belize denied that they had the man in custody and, well, they should have been believed. McAfee surfaced earlier this morning and had this to say in a blog post: 'We are not in Belize, but not quite out of the woods yet.' He also painted a picture of his 'escape' that could have been taken from a bad spy novel."
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McAfee Was Not Captured

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  • Bond or clowns (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 03, 2012 @12:53PM (#42170239)
    I suspect he has the Bond theme in his head while we all have March of the Clowns in ours.
  • by vlm (69642) on Monday December 03, 2012 @01:08PM (#42170399)

    He moved to a corrupt 3rd world banana republic with no rule of law, and failed to pay a bribe a couple months ago so they roughed him up, shot his dog for fun, trashed his place, what did he expect if he didn't pay his bribe in a country that's corrupt? So that's the background.

    So he still doesn't pay up, and next petty theft gone bad where there's a body, of course he's gonna be suspect numero uno as punishment for not paying up. His only hope of avoiding that was someone else getting higher on the list. Duh! I'm sure as soon as he pays up, they'll be a sudden confession from whoever actually did it, or it'll turn out they don't need him for questioning after all, etc etc, and he'll be all good until the next guy wants a bribe that he wont pay.

    Its kind of like moving to Canada even though you don't like shoveling snow and then not shoveling snow just for the principle of it as if that will make the problem go away... dude just leave or pay up, the people in charge aren't going to give any other options.

    You know the deal where the Mexican policeman pulls you over for made up BS until you slip him some cash? Same deal just a little bigger scale. The solution is not to drive in Mexico. Worked pretty well for me when I visited (great scuba diving BTW and liked the food too)

    I don't understand why rich tech guy doesn't:
    1) already know these rules of the road
    2) just buy a boat like all other rich tech guys to sail away from the corruption

  • Re:The chase (Score:0, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 03, 2012 @01:16PM (#42170501)

    ... Mcafee's rich white man ego ...

    You're a racist.

  • by icebike (68054) on Monday December 03, 2012 @03:19PM (#42171999)

    And he's running because......?

    Belize is not your average tin-horn central american dictatorship. Where ever the British went they tended to leave behind good government. Why won't he just walk in and answer the questions? Nothing makes you look quite as guilty as acting guilty.

  • Re:The chase (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 03, 2012 @03:21PM (#42172009)

    When your neighbour dies, you're wanted for questioning and you run, trying to skip the country, most police forces will pursue you pretty hard.

    Also doesn't help when you're known about the community as a paranoid who has a bunch of guns and known ex-criminals for bodyguards.

Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?

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