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Monday, June 24, 2013

Where are the investigative reporters working on Michael Hastings' Death?

Where are the investigative reporters investigating the death of Michael Hastings?  I have some questions they could look into:

1)  Was Michael Hastings impulsive by nature?
2)  Was Michael Hastings a reckless driver?  How frequently?
3)  Was Michael Hastings a driver who was inconsiderate of pedestrians and other drivers?

These are questions you can ask neighbors.  Questions you can ask friends and his wife.  If the answers are NO to all the questions then the circumstances surrounding his death are even more suspicious than previous facts indicate.

Richard Clarke is entertaining the idea that the car could have been hacked, and his death planned, but it would take experts to find the tell-tale signs.

June 24, 2013

Here are the answers to the questions posed above:

Sgt. Joe Biggs told Fox News on Tuesday that Hastings was working on a story about the CIA and that it was “going to be the biggest story yet.” He added that “something didn’t feel right” after Hastings sent a panicked email saying the authorities were on his tail.

Biggs said that Hastings was a safe driver that drove “like a grandma,” making it extremely unlikely that he would speed in the morning that he crashed.

Hastings, 33, died on June 18 in a one-car crash in Los Angeles which shocked his colleagues and the American public.

“His friends and family that know him, everyone says he drives like a grandma, so that right there doesn’t seem like something he’d be doing, there’s no way that he’d be acting erratic like that and driving out of control,” said Biggs, adding that “things don’t add up, there’s a lot of questions that need to be answered.”

As of today, Michael Hastings' death looks extremely suspicious.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The US. Soviet Union, Human Rights, and Privacy (PRISM, SNOWDEN, and LIES)

Twenty years ago, when reading about the methods used by the Soviet Union to suppress dissidents and political opposition including but not limited to substantial reliance upon informants, I wondered what the other super power did to investigate and intimidate unwanted political opposition and dissidents. 

Today it is clear that the ability of the Untied States to infiltrate the privacy of anyone is almost unlimited. It has never been easier. Simultaneously, the ability of the wealthy and powerful to gain political power and leverage has never been greater, thanks in part to Citizens United.

Under the current political environment in the US, a judicial system in which laws are blatantly broken by powerful institutions and violations ignored by our Department of Justice, our political system is ripe for powerful suppression of rights and liberties of its people.