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December 09, 2012

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"I guess he now wishes that he had just sucked it up and paid the taxes."

Well, at least Belize got news headlines out of this incident.

Haha, he should have sucked it up and gone to Singapore instead. Of course, Singapore is a horribly strict depressing place. But he could have just spent a few years there while he could get citizenship at much more livable country.

I generally don't care for movies (it seems 99% of movies suck), but I'd value transfer some money - I've truly earned by creating actual value - to be able to watch a documentary or biography of this dude. How does a paranoid anti-tax libertarian go from founding and running a bloatware company to running for his life in Central America? This guy has really lived life for better or worse.

McAfee appears to still be a US citizen, so he still had to pay federal income tax. Maybe in Belize he could avoid property and state taxes, but there are US states you can move to that don't have income tax.

It's more likely that he moved to Belize so he could have a harem of hookers and be somewhere where he could feel like a big man.

McAfee made 200 million dollars when he sold his company, but by all accounts he has been losing money ever since. So he has no income to avoid.

Half Sigma,
OT but I'm not sure if you saw this linked on the Drudge Report:

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2012/12/08/columbus-apartment-application-crowd-loses-control.html

It's not about taxes. McAfee likes drugs (bath salts) and underage girls (late teens so above the Belize age of consent). Living in the US would not be smart.

MacAfee moved to Belize to shelter his assets from massive lawsuits involving the insane "adventure tourism" company he ran in Colorado involving ultralight airplanes flying in the mountains. Predictably, a couple of his customers were killed and he's getting sued.

"It's more likely that he moved to Belize so he could have a harem of hookers and be somewhere where he could feel like a big man. "

There's partly that. I've seen articles on Reuters mentioning "lines of women" going in and out of his property.

"It's not about taxes. McAfee likes drugs (bath salts) and underage girls (late teens so above the Belize age of consent). Living in the US would not be smart."

There's also that.

It has nothing to do with taxes, except if he has some offshore companies to elude the mandatory federal income tax on all US citizens.

A smarter choice to elude taxes while safeguarding his security would have been any country in the world except Belize, Honduras, Panama and Africa (yeah I know, Africa ain't a country, but for me it is).

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