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Report: Michael Hastings Feared His Mercedes Was Tampered With, Asked to Borrow Neighbor’s Car....
The Blaze ^ | Aug. 22 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 08/23/2013 7:37:00 PM PDT by Mortrey

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.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: americainperil; conspiracy; conspiracytheory; hastings; journalist; michaelhastings; murder; noaccountability; typicaldojcoverup; typicalobamamurder
Asked to Borrow Neighbor’s Car Day Before He Died...

hmmmm.

1 posted on 08/23/2013 7:37:00 PM PDT by Mortrey
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To: Mortrey

Assassination? Or Murder? [You decide.]


2 posted on 08/23/2013 7:39:52 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Mortrey

Can someone check the car to see if there is any evidence of tampering?


3 posted on 08/23/2013 7:41:21 PM PDT by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: PDGearhead

Yes, but it’s been cremated.


4 posted on 08/23/2013 7:46:12 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: PDGearhead

Would love to know who has his computer.


5 posted on 08/23/2013 7:47:11 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
DO I have standing ..via the freedon of information act to inquire as to who is in possesion of his cpmputer?
6 posted on 08/23/2013 8:04:05 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: Mortrey

Modern vehicles are essentially computers with wheels. Even the steering is drive by wire, braking and engine response is all computerised, and the only input the driver has is where he wants the car to go, and how he wants it to go there. That where and how can be controlled through various ways.


7 posted on 08/23/2013 8:04:40 PM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Mortrey

NOTE TO SELF: Never TELL people I have big news that will destroy the democraps that I will release sometime in the future...

Just release it.


8 posted on 08/23/2013 8:34:01 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Mortrey

...he asked to borrow it on the night he died if I read the story correct.


9 posted on 08/23/2013 8:41:14 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
gunsequalfreedom :"...he asked to borrow it on the night he died if I read the story correct."

correct Hastings was known to drive like an 'ole lady'.. s l o w l y ! ,br> Also , the car was so new to him , that it still had "paper license plates "(new DMV registration)

10 posted on 08/23/2013 10:24:15 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Mortrey
“Hastings’ family and the Los Angeles Police Department both have dismissed the conspiracies. LAPD also has ruled out suicide,” the report adds.

Really? His car blows up and they don't see anything peculiar about that. Oh, and suicide by blown up car, that would be a first I believe, DOH. I guess they could rule that one out!!!!

11 posted on 08/23/2013 11:00:18 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Robert DeLong

They got to the Hastings family the way Ted Kennedy got to the Kopechne family.


12 posted on 08/24/2013 12:26:10 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: Mortrey; All

Only the most brain-dead Obama Supporter believes Hastings died in an accident....


13 posted on 08/24/2013 3:30:12 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Difference between George Zimmerman and Al Sharpton is that Sharpton woulda let honky family burn)
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To: Mr. K

Exactly


14 posted on 08/24/2013 3:47:56 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Mortrey

Oh you conspiracy theorists! The cia and the fbi are the mafia style murder for hire gangs for the elite


15 posted on 08/24/2013 3:51:35 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Robert DeLong
His car blows up and they don't see anything peculiar about that.

Things like that have been known to happen, especially when an individual suffering paranoia from the effects of meth is behind the wheel of a vehicle traveling around 100 mph, loses control and ends up in a crash.

Personally, it's more fun believing in a conspiracy since it gives one something to talk about on rainy afternoons.....

Coroner, family link Michael Hastings to drug use at time of death


16 posted on 08/24/2013 4:14:25 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: MeshugeMikey

Good question. My guess is he had it with him and it burned but if he really had important information, I would think he had it stored elsewhere as well.


17 posted on 08/24/2013 4:22:50 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Hot Tabasco

I thought it sounded suspicious at the first report and still think it does. There are a lot of conflicting reports, stories and rumors. The internet is both a boon and a bane, as far as the truth is concerned. Casting this man in a negative light after his death serves a purpose, to discredit both the man himself and anyone who questions the truth of the matter.

Paranoid? Sounds as if he had good reason to be, regardless of whatever was found at autopsy. Sometimes, “they” really are out to get you. He was reportedly working on an exposé of Brennan. He’d built a career on similar, successful efforts. Powerful person, powerful organization, with the means to accomplish what has been so widely and sometimes wildly speculated.


18 posted on 08/24/2013 4:30:23 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: spetznaz
“Even the steering is drive by wire, braking and engine response is all computerised, and the only input the driver has is where he wants the car to go”

B.S. The steering is a conventional power assisted mechanism, and even if the “assist” fails is still a mechanical linkage.

19 posted on 08/24/2013 6:05:23 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger; spetznaz; Hot Tabasco; RegulatorCountry; MeshugeMikey; hattend; ...

This ABCNews article about car hackers has a few interesting sentences in it:

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/hackers-grab-car/story?id=20105078

<—SNIP—>

“A Terrifying Turn

While it’s unsettling to have your car invaded or stolen while you’re on a Labor Day trip with your family, it’s not life threatening. What scares me is when a car hacker evolves from messing with your doors to invading your car’s computer system.

The possibility of this even stranger and more dangerous crime is lurking on the horizon. Most modern cars use computers to control everything from engine compression to cruise control, airbags and brakes. Those computers communicate with each other on open networks. Using an $80,000 grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), two researchers recently hacked the onboard computers of a Toyota Prius and a Ford Escape SUV.

They made the Prius accelerate and brake, as well as jerk the wheel while traveling at high speeds. They managed to turn the Ford’s steering wheel at low speeds and disable the brakes, which caused researcher Charlie Miller to drive the SUV into his garage and totally destroy his own lawnmower. This is the stuff of nightmares.

“Once you are through that initial barrier, you can and will be able to do almost anything you want to,” security researcher Don Bailey recently told NPR.”


20 posted on 08/31/2013 2:11:48 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Only the most brain-dead Obama Supporter believes Hastings died in an accident....

Surely the FBI, CIA and NSA, who stated in clear terms it was a high speed accident,wouldn't lie to us.

You need to accept what you're told as truth!

.....do I really need a /s tag?

21 posted on 08/31/2013 2:21:35 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: newfreep

As an addendum to my post above, wasn’t Hastings working on story about John Brennan?


22 posted on 08/31/2013 2:22:48 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: carriage_hill
This ABCNews article about car hackers has a few interesting sentences in it:

You're certainly right, unfortunately there's no mention of his drug abuse........but what the heck, a conspiracy is always more fun to discuss

23 posted on 08/31/2013 2:48:06 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: carriage_hill

I sense that we are at the dwan of QUITE an “interesting” era!

some for good some not so much....


24 posted on 08/31/2013 2:51:44 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: Mortrey

If this guy was so worried, why didn’t he just rent a car or buy a junker?


25 posted on 08/31/2013 2:58:06 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Same LA Weekly article cited here also says that he’d been using drugs to the extent that his family was trying to get him into rehab.


26 posted on 08/31/2013 3:08:00 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Ah, knew he was or had been using due to toxicology report, but if it was heavy he probably had the paranoia thing going on.


27 posted on 08/31/2013 3:14:14 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: carriage_hill
This is only partially true, and contains many out and out false statements. The “hacking” of car automotive systems that continually is referenced in this and similar articles involved connecting a laptop inside the vehicle and attacking the vehicles control systems. Researchers were able to take control of many systems, including braking, transmission, radio, door locks and even engine acceleration and performance.
The key concept here is that they had a computer plugged in physically to the data port in the car.
There has been documented cases that access to the vehicles systems can be hacked into wirelessly through means such as Bluetooth, cellular, and even sending false wireless tire pressure signals, the key is that these attacks have only disrupted the normal function of the cars systems, not taken control of them.
Don Bailey, the person who is quoted in the article appears to have some of his facts misrepresented. No passenger vehicles currently are allowed to use steer by wire systems.
Even the active park assist systems work by modifying the normal power steering “assist”, but there is at heart still a conventional “mechanical” linkage between the steering wheel and a rack and pinion system that controls where the front wheels are pointed at any given time.
Bottom line, I think that talk of remotely taking control and causing a crash is improbable.
28 posted on 09/01/2013 7:37:47 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

Now I feel better; thanks.


29 posted on 09/01/2013 8:17:04 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Mortrey

Came across this. Don’t know if it is true.

Garrow: Breitbart’s ‘Big Mouth’ Got Him, Michael Hastings & Tom Clancy All Killed By President Obama
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/garrow-breitbarts-big-mouth-got-him-michael-hastings-tom-clancy-all-killed-president-obama

Coast To Coast AM Alt. Hagmann & Hagmann Report - January 2 2014 - US Intelligence Whistleblower
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NmAZIB0BHA
Join Coast to Coast AM alternative Hagmann and Hagmann Report as we open 2014 with a bang - an explosive interview with Jim Garrow,, a former U.S. Intelligence operative with knowledge about a number of current and coming events in the U.S. and worldwide. Mr. Garrow has agreed to spend the entire show with us to discuss a variety of topics, from the suspicious deaths and deliberate marginalization of journalists, to the truth about Barack Hussein Obama.


30 posted on 01/03/2014 7:41:27 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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