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May 24, 2012

John McAfee’s story makes it to the Gizmodo Blog

John McAfee

About three weeks ago, the GSU raided the property of Anti-Virus Founder John McAfee near the toll bridge in Orange Walk. The incident was widely reported in Belize and the report went viral in US networks. McAfee initially gave interviews to the local media, but then said he wouldn’t anymore and that he was launching his plight internationally.  Well, he has and the widely read Gizmodo, a technology weblog about consumer electronics, has published the account of McAfee’s story. He alleges that the GSU killed his dog, seized his passport, and arrested him on a bogus weapons charge. McAfee claims that his forceful arrest was motivated by his refusal to donate money to a crooked politician. McAfee has launched a legal battle against the Gang Suppression Unit. Gizmodo It is recognized for its up-to-date coverage of the technology industry and has been launched in a number of countries, including Australia, Britain and Brazil, where it has huge followings.

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29 Responses for “John McAfee’s story makes it to the Gizmodo Blog”

  1. The Doc says:

    McAfee, stop trying to BS us… tell Gizmodo about the stuff you have tried to say you are doing here… Can you keep up with your lies??? Dude, just leave this country, before you get put out. And please stop acting like you have nothing to hide internationally before I expose your butt to Everyone with your underage girlfriend, you nasty scum..

  2. Rod says:

    If I was you I’d leave because this whole gov is corrupt and you will face a lot more now.

  3. victoria says:

    send the slime back to the USA where he is from, who does this man think he is? he want to go into a foreign country and do whatever he want and don’t want to pay the price. why is he not in his own country? Deprot his sorry @$$

  4. Amir Castellanos says:

    It is sad when we want investment but not the people;
    This country needs a political flush; GOB needs a new face
    with different names.

  5. RawBelizean says:

    This is the price we have to pay by irresponsible Minister of Police.It was more a hooligans raid than rather a responsible Police Department with high training and responsibility to protect society. I wonder when are we going to have educated legislators that think of the domino effect it can have to the Belizean people for their bad actions or just want to play Macho man ????

  6. The Doc says:

    LOL… This is funny… Belizeans, do you all realize that no one cares about this idiot and what he has to say??? Gizmodo is a tech blog, and if we stop trying to protect this moron, open your internet browsers, and read about this man, what he has said about what he is doing in Belize, and see how full of $#!% he is, you would change your minds… Do you all think he is innocent??? He knows what he is doing… But let me guess, him sleeping with an underage Belizean is ok?? He should be in Jail for that. Also, learn his story…. He is no investor in Belize… He is searching for something for HIMSELF… where is his investment in BELIZE???? Open unu eye… Deport him…

  7. Buju says:

    I told you guys a long time ago that is why nobody likes Americans…….

    Its simple either you love Belize or you leave Belize……..

    In your case go you damn fool!

  8. drose flowers says:

    MCFEE, PLEASE HAL YOUR !@$$ BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY, WE DON’T NEED YOU HERE BOY.
    MONEY CANNOT BUY YOU RESPECT, HOPE YOUR INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS REALIZE YOUR ARE A SICK OLD MAN LIVING WITH A SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD GIRL.

    WONDER HOW OLD WAS SHE WHEN YOU TOOK HER?

  9. Demi God says:

    Technically he doesn’t have an underage girlfriend…the age of consent is 16. Educated yourselves. Peace =]

  10. Concerned says:

    With all his money this moron cant even be in his own country. McAfee get the hell out of Belize and go try ur dirty $#!% somewhere else, surely cant be in the US cause ur own whities do not want u in America. lawyers from New York waiting for you @$$, with that big lawsuit.

  11. John McAfee says:

    Doc, maybe no-one cares, but Gizmodo has 20 million readers. As for the sory, look at the Gzmodo front page and see which story is the most popular story for the entire month. Then check the web statistics. The Gizmodo story has aleady been picked up by the New York Times, The London Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and 800 other major world wide newspapers. Quentin Hardy of the New York Times this morning called the Gizmodo article a “must read”. I’m not saying that this shows that anyone cares, but it made a bigger International splash than any story of the week.

  12. LOLO says:

    Awesome John … keep getting it out there! Belize needs help … too much corruption … it is no longer the beautiful safe place it used to be … to bring it back to that people needs to speak out and unveil the dirty deeds

  13. now i see says:

    @ DOC, you sound really mad and fostrated about this guy. Are you jealous that you dont have his brains worse his money? Or are you the guy that ask for the donation and was denide. M.r McAfee if you decide to go from Belize make sure you take all the donations you give to this country because if you are no good for them nether your money. And to the doc send him a virus. You are very good on computers so you already know who is who. Good luck on whatever you deside to do.

  14. The World says:

    John, it is my hope you get out of the country.. There is only one way this is going to end. Someone will find your body in your house and the crime will never be solved. The Belizean people do not want the gringos here, they just want the money… Its time all gringos thought about letting this filthy cesspool of a country get flushed. Then let the business owners throughout the country wonder what happened to there customers. Crime & corruption is out of control, garbage and human waste litters the streets and rivers and the Belizeans could care less, just as long as they get there beans and rice each day. John you just don’t get it…They “like” living in a cesspool… They have no grasp of their own laws, and very little desire to even educate their children. As a country it is a “failed” experiment on par with the African continent. Its a damn shame that a country with the potential that this has, is populated by a people who have no desire to improve themselves or there country.

  15. The Doc says:

    Now I see, I have nothing to be jealous of… I have my own money, and I am not a politician. Have one thing in mind, a Better Belize… Mr. McAfee had good intentions, but never followed through.. @ Demi, She was not always 17… Also, that’s still just sick… Btw, Now I see, I am a computer wiz, I am sure we can block each other very easily, no virus for me… As for the international press, let’s see… click on this link and see exactly what is being said. Mr. McAfee, if you want to make a change, do so… It’s never too late… but we both know exactly what you have been saying for a couple years now, and they don’t ad up… Best of luck… And make that change…. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2149904/Millionaire-run-Briton-security-software-McAfee-hiding-Belize-police-claim-running-meth-lab.html

  16. The Doc says:

    As for the world, if you feel that way, you can go too… You obviously have some interesting points, but no one wants to see Mr. McAfee dead… That would be a tragedy. However, we ask for transparency. Mr. McAfee has given too many stories as to what he is actually doing in Belize… let the truth start to speak, and stop trying to manipulate folks. Also, follow the laws…. That’s what we ask… Nothing more…

  17. john mcafee says:

    Hello again Doc. What is it exactly that you and others believe I have done? I came here, created jobs (I employ 85 Belizeans – none of my employees are Americans or foreigners), I donate to schools, churches, lunch programs, the police – nearly everyone. I have asked for nothing back. You listen to rumors and lies and know nothing. What I know is how to play a story. If you Google “Belize” right now, for the first time, my story appears on the first page of google results. It is a reprint in the ILondon Daily Mail newspaper. If Gizmodo keeps the story on its front page for another ten days, then the first 20 pages returned by google when you search for “Belize” will be nothing but that story. This is simple mathematics using the known flow mechanisms of the Net. This is not an opinion, it is a mathematical fact.

    Again, it doesn’t mean that any cares, but it does mean that the only thing you will be able to find out about Belize from the Internet is that one story.

  18. john mcafee says:

    And Doc, if you are serious about your opinions, you would have the courage to identify yourself. An anonymous voice risks nothing and and therefore has the weight of nothing. I am identifying myself, and yet I am the one with the GSU guns pointing my way. When you acquire the same courage, even if some may call it stupidity, then I will pay serious attention to your words.

  19. jessica hopes says:

    Hi Mr. Doc I am John’s girls friend, the one you wrote nasty comments on. Anyway the reason I write is to say ESPECIALLY to you, that John has hired tutors to educate me and made me live a much better life that anyone would dream of. And he has showed me the right paths to follow. I wish to not offend anyone, but he is a good and humble man. By the way all americans in this country INCLUDING John are investors in Belize. Get a life DUDE!!!! My own Belizeans are DEGRADING.

  20. john mcafee says:

    An update: A Google ranking robot (a software orogram that decides the relative importance of stories) decided a few minutes ago to move the London Daily Mail story from the lsst item on the first oage of “Belize” results, and has moved it to the number one position in the Belize News section (just click “News” after Googling Belize. Even if you click “Anytime”, – meaning since news of Belize began, the number one recommended story is the GSU raid. This will continue until someone arranges a counter story in Gizmodo, Huffington Post, or one of the other two or three seed sites on the net. The counter story would have to say – ” It was all a mistaje. It’s a great place. Come visit”. It would need an interest theme to carry it but that’s easy to write.

  21. joe says:

    Politicians in Belize are worst, I know for a fact, that he has some truth to his story

  22. sense says:

    NOW I SEE

    FROM READING THE LAST ARTICLE, WITH THE MATURA’S, AND NOW THIS, ITS OBVIOUS THAT YOU ARE SO AGAINST BELIZE, AND NOT FOR IT. YOU CERTAINLY DONT HAVE GOOD INTENTIONS…..SO YOU CAN DEFINITELY LEAVE. YOUR ONLY HERE TO GET WHAT YOU CAN GET!

  23. now i see says:

    @ DOC WHO ARE YOU TO SAY WHO STAYS AND WHO GOES.? I THINK THAT YOU DONT TALK FOR ALL OF US! MAKE A TATOO OF IT AND KEEP ON WITH YOUR STUPID LIFE AND LET OTHERS LIVE THEIRS! I WILL GIVE YOU AN ADVICE IF YOU ARE MARRIED GET A DIVORCE IF YOU ARE SINGLE GET F&%#@*MARRIED.

  24. The Doc says:

    @ Jessica, I don’t know where you get your info from… I never said anything bad about you… As for “Now I See”, I have a life… A very good one… And please note, I do not give a rats @$$ about who comes in and does something positive, or who goes….. Just stick to our Laws… Once that is done, I am cool… As to MR. McAfee…. If the interviews you have given are rumors, then yes, I listen to rumors… It’s funny, I was talking with some friends and my wife last night and this situation came up… So I was asked what you have done, I said, honestly, NOTHING REALLY… BUT, since you decided to take the road you did, which is try to place Belize in a negative light, yet saying you love it here, and don’t want to see anything as such happen… I decided to bring to light exactly what you have said in previous interviews… I have only re spoken your words… You have stated you are looking for antibiotics… a female viagra… and now, antiseptic??? Why the different stories??? I am sure, if you clear some of your previous statements up, and let the people in general understand exactly what you up to, you’d continue to enjoy your stay in OUR beautiful country… Remember, I have read almost every published interview since 2009… I know what you have said, and what you are saying now…

  25. The Doc says:

    @ McAfee…. I respect your commenting here… who knows, maybe we can solve some stuff here… I am a bit too influential to show my real name here. I have a family to protect… This story is about you, and you are defending yourself. If I had a story about me, and needed to defend myself, I would show my real name too… I am sure with all the security you say you need, you can understand that… Now, I know some might see that as cowardly, but I don’t trust many people, and to prevent myself from having to act in self-defense, this works best.

  26. The Doc says:

    AND LASTLY…… Your Jeff Wise interview…. This says a lot… If you want to contradict that… Please do. I am more than willing to show myself to you in private… As long as I know it would stay that way…

  27. beachman says:

    Are McAfee & Cuthkelvin bizness partners? Just askin! lol

  28. Disown mi country says:

    Power to you Mr.McAfee. This kind of publicity is exactly what Belize needs. As a Belizean,living abroad for forty years,I am ashamed of what goes on in this country. At first,I had every intention of returning and helping my people. Now,with all the crime and corruption,I do not even want to visit.As for Doc, he sounds as if he is jealous especially of your girlfriend.My advice though, leave that country before it’s too late

  29. The Doc says:

    Disown mi country, boss, i married with kids, wife beautiful as eva… no jealous a no man, nor dem woman… I happy with weh i got. But people like you, weh lef Belize 40 years ago, u no really got space fu talk… u no know nada if u left from before independence.. People like you, weh no got nada good fu seh, better off just di shet up…. Even Mr. McAfee di seh he love Belize, but want si di crap clean up. McAfee want si di GSU use dem power more effective, and learn how fu execute wah warrant or so on… I agree with that, and said that earlier… I just want McAfee do his part too… and he know he no follow wah lot a rules, so he get put eena check. The way it gone down questionable, yes, but hey… From day one McAfee di test di law… So, Disown mi country, If you no know everything mr. McAfee had fu seh since he move da Belize, no comment pon weh I got fu seh… Know u facts before u try step my way… oh yeah, one last thing…. Bless up… Stop bad mouth u country… weh u do fu help???? Thank u…

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