Skip to comments.Report: Michael Hastings Feared His Mercedes Was Tampered With, Asked to Borrow Neighbor’s Car....
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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Assassination? Or Murder? [You decide.]
Can someone check the car to see if there is any evidence of tampering?
Yes, but it’s been cremated.
Would love to know who has his computer.
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.
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.
...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)
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!!!!
They got to the Hastings family the way Ted Kennedy got to the Kopechne family.
Only the most brain-dead Obama Supporter believes Hastings died in an accident....
Oh you conspiracy theorists! The cia and the fbi are the mafia style murder for hire gangs for the elite
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.....
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.
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.
B.S. The steering is a conventional power assisted mechanism, and even if the “assist” fails is still a mechanical linkage.
This ABCNews article about car hackers has a few interesting sentences in it:
“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.”
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