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#16    Sweetpumper

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:49 PM

View Postseeder, on 21 June 2013 - 06:52 PM, said:

real footage (plus a cops dash cam)

one woman says it crashed, then blew up! 1.10ms

Gotta luv how the cop does nothing at all



I posted the same video in post #8. Is it not showing?

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:56 PM

View PostSweetpumper, on 21 June 2013 - 07:49 PM, said:

I posted the same video in post #8. Is it not showing?

ha yeh I realized that a while after, must have had a brain fart, credit to you for first posting it!

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:21 PM

I just wanted to make sure I wasn't posting videos incorrectly.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:01 PM

Eyewitness account, if it hasn't been posted yet:


I was stopped at the light at Santa Monica [Boulevard], headed south on Highland [Avenue]. I looked down to turn my radio down, and this car just blasted past me through the red light—it shook my car. No telling how fast the driver was going. A taxi driver was in the far right lane and we looked at each other, both saying, "What the hell was that?"... By the time the light changed, I could only see the tail lights of the white Mercedes—it was probably past Willoughby by then which was the next red light that I got stopped at. The Mercedes was flying down Highland. The same cab driver pulled up to the light at Willoughby [Avenue] and I looked over at him again in disbelief. Right as I did, the cab driver said something to the effect of, "He didn't make it." The [Mercedes] was all the way south of Melrose [Avenue] at this point.

I looked down Highland and saw a giant fireball at the base of one of the palms that line the medians on Highland. It was surreal. Even from as far away as I was, I could see how violent an impact it had been. I live in the area so parked near my place and sprinted over the the scene of the accident. As I was running, a couple of workers from the service station at the corner of Melrose and Highland were also running over. In broken English, one of them and I traded stories of what we saw as we ran. From what I could understand, he saw the car come off the ground at some point—maybe when [it] crossed Melrose.

A Hancock Park resident was already spraying the car with his water hose when we got to it, but wasn't making any progress. The car was engulfed. I couldn't see inside it. Fire trucks and police cars were at the scene almost immediately, it seemed.

I stayed and watched firefighters extinguish the the blaze. Bummed a cigarette from a guy named Jeremy and traded stories about what we saw. He was right around Melrose and Highland when it happened. I gave a statement to police and walked home.

http://news.yahoo.co...-113514329.html

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:48 PM

As he goes thru red lights



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:55 PM

Good thread; truly an unexplained mystery at this point. In a context in which the sales of George Orwell's 1984 have increased 6,000% in a few weeks; when the US FBI/CIA/NSA 'intelligence' apparatus is apparently out of control and staffed by high school drop-outs, amoral functionaries and flat-out rogues; and TNT is applied to 'solve' all kinds of situations to no avail (from Islamic IED's to 'smart bombs' and drone strikes killing civilians), anything can happen. RIP Michael.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:24 PM

View Postseeder, on 21 June 2013 - 09:48 PM, said:

As he goes thru red lights



Maybe, he was being chased?


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:34 PM

View PostKowalski, on 21 June 2013 - 10:24 PM, said:

Maybe, he was being chased?

or the accelerator was stuck and brakes didnt work

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:37 PM

Precisely my thoughts Seeder.


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 07:48 PM

well I checked the news for updates, not much has changed, tho the LA times says this:

"FBI says journalist Michael Hastings was not under investigation"

LAPD also says no foul play appears to have been involved in the one-vehicle crash that killed Hastings. The reporter was known for an article leading to Gen. Stanley McChrystal's resignation.

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"Officials still are trying to determine if the car had a mechanical problem, if Hastings may have had a medical condition or if he consumed substances that could have impaired his driving. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Video of the accident scene showed the car engulfed in flames. Law enforcement sources said that the car appeared to be going at a high rate of speed but emphasized that the investigation was ongoing.

and lots more
http://articles.lati...stings-20130621

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 01:23 PM

He may not have been under investigation but he seems to have believed he was in some danger according to this version

http://news.ninemsn....rs-before-death

Michael Hastings, 33, best known for his work with Rolling Stone magazine and BuzzFeed, sent the email at 12.56pm on Monday, June 17, KTLA reports.
"Hey (redacted) the Feds are interviewing my 'close friends and associates'," the email read.

and this

The multi-award-winning journalist also said he was "onto a big story" and needed to "go off the radar for a bit."

Edited by libstaK, 24 June 2013 - 01:25 PM.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 06:36 PM

View Postseeder, on 21 June 2013 - 10:34 PM, said:

or the accelerator was stuck and brakes didnt work

accelerator stuck wfo and antilock brakes pulsing wildly...either a lousy MB (sure), or on-board systems hacked:

http://www.nytimes.c...0hack.html?_r=0


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:35 PM

View PostlibstaK, on 24 June 2013 - 01:23 PM, said:

He may not have been under investigation but he seems to have believed he was in some danger according to this version

http://news.ninemsn....rs-before-death

Michael Hastings, 33, best known for his work with Rolling Stone magazine and BuzzFeed, sent the email at 12.56pm on Monday, June 17, KTLA reports.
"Hey (redacted) the Feds are interviewing my 'close friends and associates'," the email read.

and this

The multi-award-winning journalist also said he was "onto a big story" and needed to "go off the radar for a bit."


and needed to "go off the radar for a bit."

Well he achieved that bit for sure unfortunately. Its a very odd set of events isn't it?

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:59 PM

The engine being 50 yards from the car tells you all you need to know on this one.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:09 PM

View Postpreacherman76, on 24 June 2013 - 09:59 PM, said:

The engine being 50 yards from the car tells you all you need to know on this one.

Exactly how does that factoid provide evidence to a conspiracy theory?

https://www.youtube....be_gdata_player

Car in a collision, engine found around 100 feet away.  Location was in Modesto, CA.  I am sure the FBI was involved in the potential killing of this nobody too right?  Since the engine was found separated from the chassis, as per your assertion.

All sarcasm aside, the engine being found separated from the collision is not anymore unusual that what happened with Hasting's Mercedes.

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