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2012-05-04 10:08:06 AM
Well, let this be a lesson to everyone. What lesson that is,, I've no clue.
 
2012-05-04 10:15:32 AM

Darth_Lukecash: Well, let this be a lesson to everyone. What lesson that is,, I've no clue.


Don't live in Belize?
 
2012-05-04 10:22:31 AM
He's explained that the GSU raided his research facility, killed his dog, took his passport, handcuffed him and arrested him on a bogus weapons charge.

Is anyone else picturing the Chappelle skit where they prosecute a white guy like they would a black guy? Bum rush the place with SWAT, shoot his dog (who's lying there sleeping on the floor), and grab his wife's titty.
 
2012-05-04 10:28:27 AM
McAffe lives in Belize

There's your problem right there. Belize is almost as bad as Arizona these days.
 
2012-05-04 10:40:09 AM
Yeah, it may sound great to move to another, exotic local, but it does have it's drawbacks.

/Fark McAffe
 
2012-05-04 11:04:33 AM
Sorry but I ran out of farks to give
 
2012-05-04 11:05:09 AM
I find this story hard to Belize.
 
2012-05-04 11:05:22 AM
7 Proxies or GTFO
 
2012-05-04 11:06:37 AM

Darth_Lukecash: Well, let this be a lesson to everyone. What lesson that is,, I've no clue.


Always be sure to keep your protection up-to-date. If something pops up asking for payment, do it immediately.
 
2012-05-04 11:08:34 AM
Is Peter Norton ok?
 
2012-05-04 11:08:50 AM
In 1996 I was a freshmen engineering student at Virginia Tech, living on campus. 95% of my hall were engineering students and 95% of those bought IBM's that year through the engineering department. All came pre-loaded with McAfee.

We quickly discovered that McAfee wouldn't let you play multiplayer Duke Nukem. Whole hall switched to Norton by the end of the year.
 
2012-05-04 11:10:48 AM
How much of a tax haven is it if you have to bribe the political parties + the police + the mafia?
 
2012-05-04 11:13:03 AM
How much do you want to bet he originally moved there because of lower taxes? Millionaire expats like that soon discover that there are taxes, and then there are "taxes."
 
2012-05-04 11:14:25 AM
FTFA: " I went outside and saw about thirty GSU in full uniform, full dressed, automatic weapons, storming through the property and drive way..."

he's lucky they weren't undressed or only partially dressed.
 
2012-05-04 11:14:42 AM
I remember when you could download McAfee for free from their ftp site. They only charged corporate users.

They also included a handy text file that listed all of the viruses it blocked.
 
2012-05-04 11:17:12 AM

styckx: Sorry but I ran out of farks to give


Here, have one of mine. I'm farking loaded.
 
2012-05-04 11:18:39 AM
Allow me to dig out my microscopic violin for McAfee finding out the hard way that banana republics tend to act like Banana Republics.

Hey, McAfee, you have chosen to live in a country that was founded by Pirates. What exactly did you expect?
 
2012-05-04 11:18:48 AM

Satanic_Hamster: In 1996 I was a freshmen engineering student at Virginia Tech, living on campus. 95% of my hall were engineering students and 95% of those bought IBM's that year through the engineering department. All came pre-loaded with McAfee.

We quickly discovered that McAfee wouldn't let you play multiplayer Duke Nukem. Whole hall switched to Norton by the end of the year.


CSB but VSE 2.x or whatever the hell you were using on your 486 dx66 doesn't have shiat to do with today's AV programs.

/EPO Admin
//VSE 8.8 doesn't suck.
 
2012-05-04 11:21:58 AM
But in a story that sounds like it belongs on a budget TV show in real life, McAfee suspects he's a victim because he didn't donate money to a crooked politician.
 
2012-05-04 11:23:03 AM
I worked for this company that used McAfee corporate edition for its ant-virus solution. Well long story short a virus got onto the network that ended up making 95% of the companies computers in the United States almost useless, and even had started to spread to England and South America. It took McAfee a full week to find a solution.
 
2012-05-04 11:29:27 AM
Wow, I remember Belize being a hell of a lot more laid-back than this. I guess it was because I don't have enough money to be interesting to anyone.
 
2012-05-04 11:29:48 AM
couldn't happen to a nice @$$hole

/know him from the BBS days
//off my farkin' lawn
///once owned and used a vacuum tube modem
 
2012-05-04 11:32:02 AM
CSB .... went to belize 2 years ago for Xmas. went to go see the ruins and on the way into the swamps there are these awesome "huts" on 30 foot risers that is right next to the swamp. each hut was probably 2500 sq ft and the guide told us that that was his house. really cool set up. evidently he is down there searching the swamps for the cure for diseases by studying the flora of the area. they all have nothing but good things to say about the guy and he does many positive things for their country.

that being said, it was pretty interesting to be driving down the road dodging chickens and in the next instance be stopped at a military check point and thanking god that we had a guide that knew the commander personally.
 
2012-05-04 11:34:23 AM

Darth_Lukecash: What lesson that is,, I've no clue.


The lesson is this: When in sub-first-world countries, pay your bribes regularly and on time.
 
2012-05-04 11:34:45 AM

Fabric_Man: How much do you want to bet he originally moved there because of lower taxes? Millionaire expats like that soon discover that there are taxes, and then there are "taxes."


Spot on.

Not all countries are eager to advertise their coziness with tax dodgers, but Belize has nothing to hide. According to Shelter Offshore, Belize openly writes its laws with an eye toward tax avoidance, further noting that Belize "learned from the successes and mistakes of other tax havens around the world and designed its legislation carefully so that it would become THE most attractive tax haven globally."

Although I don't really get the point of moving to a country where even if you are "generous," you can get the living sh** kicked out of you if you aren't generous to the right people.
 
2012-05-04 11:38:19 AM

nekom: Darth_Lukecash: Well, let this be a lesson to everyone. What lesson that is,, I've no clue.

Don't live in Belize?


I wanna Belize.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-04 11:38:20 AM

Satanic_Hamster: In 1996 I was a freshmen engineering student at Virginia Tech,


Go hokies.
 
2012-05-04 11:40:57 AM
This could just about any place in the US if the police suspect you have drugs, illegal guns, a warrant for your arrest, etc.

Killing dogs and needless property destruction seems to be pretty typical for no-knock raids.
 
2012-05-04 11:44:40 AM

Kriggerel: Hey, McAfee, you have chosen to live in a country that was founded by Pirates. What exactly did you expect?


Avast?
 
2012-05-04 11:46:42 AM
I was looking in to moving to Belize when I retire. Their islands are damn cheap. Guess I'd better factor in a larger bribes budget.
 
2012-05-04 11:46:44 AM

pedrop357: This could just about any place in the US if the police suspect you have drugs, illegal guns, a warrant for your arrest, etc.


Or if a doped-up informant who's about one more day of no information short of heading back to the federal pen just makes up your address off the top of his head, or somebody calls in a bogus threat as a "joke" or the jackbooted lunatic running the unit who in any sane country would be straight-jacketed and thrown in a dank, dark cell for society's safety just decides his anus is one notch too tight that day.....

/ nothing against SWAT per se
// everything against paramilitary bungholes storming residential neighborhoods with fully automatic weapons and tanks just because some hippy might flush a baggie of weed and blow some asswipe DA's pet case
 
2012-05-04 11:46:48 AM

Satanic_Hamster: In 1996 I was a freshmen engineering student at Virginia Tech, living on campus. 95% of my hall were engineering students and 95% of those bought IBM's that year through the engineering department. All came pre-loaded with McAfee.

We quickly discovered that McAfee wouldn't let you play multiplayer Duke Nukem. Whole hall switched to Norton by the end of the year.


www.thedailygouge.com
 
2012-05-04 11:47:52 AM

Alex Sanders: Guess I'd better factor in a larger bribes budget.


Depends. Sometimes it's cheaper to buy your own personal army.
 
2012-05-04 11:51:46 AM
Waaahhhh....

He looks like he just snorted Scarface's pile.
 
2012-05-04 11:52:37 AM
I feel really bad for the dog.


/The rest...meh.
 
2012-05-04 11:56:45 AM
Fark anti-virus software. I have Webroot, and still got a virus while I was....umm...doing research. Yeah, research. Anywho...luckily I frequently back up the hard drive so I can load the computer from a previous save point. Very important when you're doing a lot of.........research
 
2012-05-04 11:57:51 AM
If you please,
Our name is now Belize.

But, if you want us to be mad at your ass,
Just call us British Honduras.

/From a Letters From the Editors column
//National Lampoon used to be funny
 
2012-05-04 11:58:31 AM

Mr. Potatoass: Kriggerel: Hey, McAfee, you have chosen to live in a country that was founded by Pirates. What exactly did you expect?

Avast?


farm2.staticflickr.com
 
2012-05-04 12:03:10 PM
Breaking down the doors even though they are unlocked, shooting the dog, get arrested on a bogus charge....hmm, that sounds like the US. But he wasn't beaten or tased when the cops played their stop resisting game.

/So, still better place to live than in the US
 
2012-05-04 12:08:36 PM
Justice at last

/fark you McAfee
 
2012-05-04 12:13:54 PM

Darth_Lukecash: Well, let this be a lesson to everyone. What lesson that is,, I've no clue.


When travelling in Central America, always have 'bribe money' readily available.
 
2012-05-04 12:14:46 PM
FTFA: But in a story that sounds like it belongs on a budget TV show, McAfee suspects he's a victim because he didn't donate money to a crooked politician.

I would not doubt that at all. Not. One. Single. Bit.
 
2012-05-04 12:18:33 PM
How about we look at the actual article:

Analysts at the Forensic Laboratory, and personnel from the Ministry of Health were taken to inspect the facility and samples of an alleged antibiotic apparently being manufactured at the Laboratory were also taken for analysis.
The Ministry of Health has already confirmed that no licence has been granted to McAfee or any of his agents to manufacture antibiotics in Belize.
Doing so without a licence is an offence under the Antibiotics Act.
...
Present on the premises at the time were John McAfee, his girlfriend who is a seventeen year old Belizean minor, five security guards.
...
Further investigation led into a query regarding the employment of the security guards. This revealed that only two of the four guards on the premises were licensed to act as security guards.
...
At the end of the search, three of the security guards were arrested and charged for "Providing Security Services without a License".
...
the GSU says that three of the eleven dogs on the premises attacked and bit one of the officers on his right thigh.
The same dog then attacked a B.D.F. soldier who responded by fatally wounded the dog.


Shamelessly stolen from /.
 
2012-05-04 12:40:28 PM

vodka: How about we look at the actual article:


That's just the Belize government's account. It's no better than McAfee's. And even in their own account the whole thing sounds like bullshiat because it makes it sound like the military attacked the guy's property because three of his security guards didn't have their credentials.

Plus, they say initially that only two of the four guards were unlicensed, but they arrested three for providing unlicensed services.

Yea. Doesn't sound fishy at all....
 
2012-05-04 12:46:14 PM

Mr. Potatoass: Kriggerel: Hey, McAfee, you have chosen to live in a country that was founded by Pirates. What exactly did you expect?

Avast?


Damn.

I am *REALLY* off my game. That should have occurred to me. You officially win the Kewpie doll.
 
2012-05-04 12:47:52 PM

Red_Fox: Satanic_Hamster: In 1996 I was a freshmen engineering student at Virginia Tech, living on campus. 95% of my hall were engineering students and 95% of those bought IBM's that year through the engineering department. All came pre-loaded with McAfee.

We quickly discovered that McAfee wouldn't let you play multiplayer Duke Nukem. Whole hall switched to Norton by the end of the year.

CSB but VSE 2.x or whatever the hell you were using on your 486 dx66 doesn't have shiat to do with today's AV programs.

/EPO Admin
//VSE 8.8 doesn't suck.


P100, 133, and 166's, but regardless; for whatever reason, if McAfee was running Duke Nukem multiplayer wouldn't connect to any game on the local network. This was true for every computer on the hall. Disable or uninstall it? Then it was deathmatch time.
 
2012-05-04 12:48:26 PM

vodka: Shamelessly stolen from /.


For the first and only time in my life, I'm inclined to side with McAfee
 
2012-05-04 01:14:04 PM
All I know is once McAfee was installed in Belize, everything became slower and there were more bugs.
 
2012-05-04 01:18:36 PM
Killed his dog, man.

Fark Belize
 
2012-05-04 01:25:13 PM
I guess this rules out another Fleetwood Mac reunion.
 
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