Remember when a certain computer expert lost his mind and did weird things in Central America? This is what Fox News reported at the time:
John McAfee, the estranged founder of the antivirus firm that bears his name, is wanted by the Belize police in connection with a murder, FoxNews.com has confirmed.
McAfee, whose very name is synonymous with security, is a prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Faull, a well-liked builder from Florida who was shot Saturday night at his home in San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye, according to a series of exposes on tech blog Gizmodo. Vienne Robinson, assistant superintendent of the San Pedro police department in Belize, told FoxNews.com that police are actively searching for McAfee. …
McAfee’s life has turned in recent years from cybersecurity to drugs, guns, prostitution and violence, explained Jeff Wise, a freelance reporter who broke the story for Gizmodo. “He will tell you he moved to Belize for the good life, for the country, to rescue the Belizean people from poverty,” Wise told FoxNews.com. In reality, McAfee became embroiled in bath salts and the quest for the ultimate high, he said.
Wise visited McAfee in the Western Caribbean nation twice, once in 2010 and again this past April.
“It really scared the hell out of me,” Wise said. He wasn’t alone. A woman who went to visit McAfee to co-develop an herbal medicine ended up running from the country in terror, “fleeing for her life,” Wise said.
Although a one-time drug user, the computer expert had cleaned up his act. …
“Mcafee had been a hard-core drug addict in his 30s and 40s. He had a heart attack right around the time he sold his company for $100 million,” Wise told FoxNews.com. He moved to Belize and apparently pursued several lines of business, from creating a new form of herbal medicine to helping save the country from poverty.
He also became deeply involved with bath salts, Wise said, a dangerous drug notorious for its psychotic effects.
“Around the time his herbal drug plan collapsed, he started to get really heavily into this kind of synthetic, hallucinogenic hyper-aphrodisiac,” Wise told FoxNews.com. “Everyone was scared of McAfee. He was walking around the beach carrying a gun.”
I wonder what McAfee is up to today?
The House committee responsible for Obamacare oversight asked for expert guidance last week about the troubled launch of the federal Healthcare.gov site from John McAfee, the tech legend once suspected in the murder of his neighbor in Central America, CNBC has learned.
That Republican-controlled committee wanted the McAfee Associates founder to “guide our oversight and review of” the implementation of the federal marketplace selling Obamacare insurance, according to an email obtained by CNBC.com.
The committee suggested that McAfee might discuss the technologically botched rollout with members of Congress.
Now, there are major problems with the online insurance website. And it’s inexcusable that it was rolled out with so many bugs. It’s a major screw up by the Obama administration, and somebody should be fired for such shoddy work.
But, for God’s sake, why is the GOP seeking the advice of a crazy person on how to fix the problem …
Oh, right. Republicans don’t want the problem fixed. They’ll take the advice of a nutcase to make sure it never works.
And yes, I quoted Fox News (which I go out of my way not to do) at the start of this item. Because I want to see how Fox puts the lipstick on this pig and says what a smart move it is now that the Republicans have added McAfee to the mix of their recent bizarre behavior.
- House GOP asked murder suspect John McAfee for advice on Obamacare website (rawstory.com)
- House GOP asked ex-fugitive for Obamacare advice (cnbc.com)
- Report: GOP asked John McAfee to testify on ObamaCare website (thehill.com)
- GOP asked tech founder, ex-fugitive McAfee to diagnose Obamacare (nbcnews.com)
- The Hill: GOP asked ex-fugitive McAfee to testify on ObamaCare website (shortformblog.com)
- The strange life of John McAfee (bbc.co.uk)