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My friend Russell Dowden, publisher of WEIRD Magazine for the past ten years, is now the General Manager of Alex Jones’ new InfoWars news-magazine published from right here in Austin, Texas.
This is an article from the September issue of the all-new Infowars magazine, free hard copies of which will be available throughout Austin. To get a free digital version of the magazine, sign up to Infowars Insider by clicking here.
If you are picking up this publication for the first time and wondering what we are all about, the answer is freedom. We stand behind the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the concept of 1776 expanding worldwide – the idea of liberty all over the planet.
We are a firewall standing between liberty and the tyranny of a corporatist and monopolist system that is diabolically opposed to freedom and the free market, especially when it comes to media and the unrestricted flow of information.
We oppose wireless NSA wiretapping and the secret arrest of Americans under the NDAA. We oppose endless and criminal proxy wars carried out in our names. We oppose the persecution of people for religious or cultural reasons.
We are not left or right. We are constitutionalists. Because Obama is currently the titular head of the global empire and crime syndicate, a lot of this publication will be about his actions. In the past, we were critical of Bush. We will also examine Romney and others who may replace Obama and his administration.
Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com, our flagship websites, are rated by Alexa.com and similar metrics that gauge web traffic as the top alternative media site in the world. Infowars.com receives about twice the traffic of MSNBC.com.
News via print is dying as a result of a perfect storm. People are abandoning corporate newspapers and print publications and instead are flocking to the web as so-called mainstream newspapers just regurgitate corporate and government talking points. Mainstream news is also dying online – this is why we are able to dominate them with film, videos, and our news websites.
Print is impervious to a government kill switch and any other electronic scheme designed to shut down areas of the web the government wants censored. Digital and networked technology make it easy for corporate control freaks to track down dissidents, delete their words and even kill audio files of their voices, as they have done with my voice on YouTube. Corporations have gone so far as to claim copyright on voices, including that of Optimus Prime, a character from the Transformers franchise. That’s right – You Tube is now adhering to third party claims of ownership – many of them erroneous – to people’s own voices, and using this as a pretext to delete content – representing a new frontier of censorship via copyright.
Automated software bots are now being used to preemptively censor content with no due process whatsoever.
Kindle recently demonstrated how it is possible to remove content when it invaded privately owned devices without permission or warning and deleted ebooks. As Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recently warned, the very idea of cloud computing poses a threat to the existence of digital material and the idea of individual ownership. The director of the CIA has admitted that the Internet is a surveillance tool that even gives “smart” appliances the ability to spy on you.
This censorship war amounts to nothing less than electronic book burning, where words and ideas can be digitally erased from the “cloud”. The automated bots will now do the work of the firemen in Ray Bradbury’s dystopian classic Fahrenheit 451.
Print makes this sort of censorship virtually impossible. It allows you to hold a physical copy in your hand – a physical copy that you can now pick up in your city or order online in bulk at cost price at infowarsshop.com and give to friends and family.
We’re going back to the very roots of free speech – the Gutenberg printing press – while also continuing to expand in an increasingly restrictive Internet space, where cybersecurity legislation is little different from what the state is doing to the freedom of expression in Russia. More and more, the web is darkening as our authoritarian government expands its reach.
While we continue to fight for Internet and cyber freedom, it is important to embrace print at a time when everyone is abandoning it. Print media is important because it is not dependent on a device that can be controlled, disabled or turned off by a government kill switch or at the whim of a corporation. All you need are your eyes; print gives the power to the reader.
Over the next year, we will transition from a monthly to a weekly publication. We will also launch a franchising of the publication within the next few months. This will allow others that share a passionate love of liberty to add their local stories to our national and international content. Franchising will also allow you to share ad space. In addition, we will offer a digital copy of the publication which you can receive for FREE. All you have to do is sign up for our newsletter at infowars.com/newsletter.
Ultimately, the success of this new venture is up to you and other liberty lovers eager to see the message of resistance delivered across all media. Hopefully we will serve as an example that will help lead print back from oblivion and make it a truly useful activist tool in the fight against global control freaks determined to dominate all media and to wipe out the message of resistance as they move to consolidate power and dominate the world.
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Bigfoot’s come a long way …
|Is It Legal to Kill Bigfoot in Texas?|
|We’ve been talking a lot about invasive species in Texas as of late, paying special attention to the issue of feral hogs, which are growing in number and cause widespread damage (but taste delicious…|
What is “State Impact” on NPR?
by KVUE News / kvue.com / Posted on February 2, 2012 at 7:55 AM
A green fireball streaked across the Texas sky Wednesday night. Sightings of the meteor flooded in from South Texas all the way to Oklahoma.
Central Texans reported the flash in the northwest sky around 8 p.m. There were even reports of a sonic boom in other parts of the state.
“The greenish color indicates there may have been copper in the meteor,” said KVUE Chief Meteorologist Mark Murray. It also could have been falling space junk.
There are no reports yet of the debris hitting the ground.
Amidst the idiocy of the Penn State riotous, soul-less, rabble’s response to their deity’s toppling over multiple charges of institutional cover-up of the sports-children-sexual-abuse-industrial-complex, there are thankfully, several rational reactions to this community’s crisis including these protesters speaking out.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar (right)
There seems to be some confusion. Students rioted at Penn State. And some have picked the wrong side. They protested the firing of legendary coach, Joe Paterno. Not the loss of the innocence of children.
Did I miss something? A respected adult has KNOWLEDGE about young boys being molested and does next-to-nothing to stop it. Now, years later, there are finally consequences. Someone is finally standing up for the victims, who…again, were CHILDREN…. and people are protesting?
Ahhh…. but relief… some students, like these here, DO get it and instead of wanting to yell, “where are your parents??” I find myself wanting to send their parents a note of congratulations — as these are the young adults I hope my children will emulate.
Meanwhile the ripple effects of the events at Penn State continue to echo outward … even to Texas:
Penn State students gather at Old Main, at the center of Penn State University’s campus, to express solidarity with the alleged rape victims. (credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – The child sex abuse scandal coming out of Penn State University involves alleged child sex crimes, one of which may have occurred in Texas when the school’s football team was in San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl in 1999.
San Antonio police Sgt. Chris Benavides told the Associated Press Thursday that his department is “looking into the possibility that an offense may have happened” while the football team was in town.
Related: Sandusky Grand Jury Report
http://houston.cbslocal.com/2011/11/10/ … ry-report/
Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, who coached at Penn State for more than 30 years, is the accused perpetrator and faces child sex abuse charges in Pennsylvania. A grand jury report says a young boy, who was allegedly molested, was threatened to be sent home if the victim resisted Sandusky’s criminal sex acts against him.
Legendary coach Joe Paterno was fired Wednesday for his role in not reporting to police what he knew about Sandusky’s alleged crime.
Houston connection: Texans WR Bryant Johnson Discusses His Time At Penn State
http://houston.cbslocal.com/2011/11/10/ … e-scandal/
I first met “Romano” while in my senior year attending Stephen F. Austin high-school. We were both dishwasher / prep-cooks at Magnolia Cafe on South Lamar. I quickly discovered he is one of the most driven writers I’ve ever met. I’ve watched him spend hour upon hour, day upon day, for months and years, writing by hand and typing into computers the myriad fantastic adventures filling his imaginative mind.
Our friendship lead us to work together on a variety of audio, video and print projects, as well as the odd event now and then. Steve has come a long way since my first meeting with that already accomplished writer, director and storyboard artist. He’s befriended and worked with
Stephen has a vast and rapidly growing body of work ranging from “Comic Book Soundtracks” to published (and unpublished) books, comics, teleplays, graphic novels, soundtracks, faux vintage retro movie poster art, and even package designs for movie related memorabilia. He has also created and hosted some of the funnest and exciting events I’ve ever attended. Check out the growing list (at the bottom of this post) of amazing projects and events that Stephen Romano has produced over the years.
Here’s is Stephen’s good friend Don Coscarelli (producer of such films as Phantasm and Bubba Ho-Tep) raving about Black Light …
A Spotlight on Black Light from Don Coscarelli
Black Light is a fantastic book…freaky too. The basic concept is that “sensitive” Buck Carlsbad, using his ability to manipulate a spectral vision called “Black Light,” can see ghosts everywhere. Born with an innate talent to capture and subdue spectres, called “The Pull”, Buck uses this skill to stalk and run down the spiritual remains of the most vile humans on earth. But it gets better. Once he finds these malevolent spirits still haunting this mortal coil, Buck pulls them, right down his throat, into his guts and digests them. But it keeps getting better! Then Buck regurgitates the remnants of this spiritual muck into a silver urn and buries it six feet under. These evil Caspers are laid to rest permanently after Buck nails them with the Black Light treatment.
The authors have created a high-energy, fast-paced story that moves from the dark underbelly of Austin through glitzy Hollywood on a white knuckle express straight through hell, by way of Vegas. Some fantastic characters follow the action including Darby, a man Buck has previously killed. Darby is what’s called a “Walker,” a half-living ghost who is always hovering near Buck with pithy advice usually just when he most desperately needs it. Buck also hooks up with Bethany Sin an idolized vision of what Britney Spears might have been. The authors herein posit a fascinating concept which is, what if the genuine entertainment superstars a la Bono and Elvis, were born with the psychic ability to connect with their audiences. In Black Light this power is called “The Gift” and when Buck meets Bethany a potent mix of passion and hallucinatory telepathic lovemaking ensues.
Don Coscarelli is an American film director, producer and screenwriter best known for horror films. His credits include the Phantasm series, The Beastmaster, and Bubba Ho-Tep.
Read the entire review here at Mulholland Books: A Spotlight on Black Light from Don Coscarelli | Mulholland Books.
But first be sure to read about Stephen’s dedication of the new book …
Stephen Romano Dedicates Black Light
to Warrant’s Jani Lane
There’s bad magic and good magic.
Good magic is when you finally manage to quit smoking and something cool happens to you the same week–like winning twenty bucks on a lottery ticket. Bad magic is when someone quotes your latest poem in a movie about clumsy people, then you fall into an open sewer and die. Someone, somewhere, said comedy was a little like that. I think it might have been Mel Brooks. Life is like that, too. Cool and cruel. Strange and simple. Full of lessons that hammer home important truths and oozing with evil shit that just doesn’t make any sense at all. And sometimes it gets even stranger.
Case in Point:
Earlier this year, I wrote a book called BLACK LIGHT in collaboration with a couple of swell guys named Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. It’s about a supernatural private eye named Buck Carlsbad who vomits up ghosts. (Trust me, it’s cool.) When “the boys” and I were first brainstorming Buck’s adventures, the impetus was always on making things as interesting and original as possible, within the framework of a traditional thriller/ghost story. Old chestnuts jazzed up with a few new bells and whistles. I’m a big fan of eighties glam metal. Patrick used to live down the street from Don Dokken. They say write what you know, yes? It seemed like a natural idea to make our hero a relic of the headbanger decade, an ancient walkman filled with killer tunes attached to his waist and his head lodged firmly in the past. It seemed even cooler to give Buck a poltergeist sidekick who would give him constant shit about his “lousy taste” in music. We decided in our further infinite wisdom that Buck’s constant plight would be summed up in a particularly popular tune from the era, entitled “Down Boys.”
It was the luck of the draw, really. I’d been on a bit of a Warrant kick during the writing of BLACK LIGHT, though none of us had much cared for the band back in the actual day. They were the ’second wave’ of mega-hyped, overproduced MTV hairspray rockers who floated in on the heels of groundbreakers like AC/DC, Judas Priest, Motley Crue and Van Halen, and not many people in the “hardcore” crowd took them very seriously. Even I have deeper obsessions, and Patrick and Marcus tend to have more “serious” music on their minds most of the time.
Read the rest here:
An Incomplete List of the Works of Stephen Romano:
- MAXXIUM SOUND (Audio book/Comicbook Soundtrack),
- SHADOWHAWK: THE SECRET REVEALED (Audio Book/Comicbook Soundtrack),
- INVASION OF THE MUTANOIDS (Novel),
- BATTLEJACK AND LAZERPUNK (Graphic novel. Unpublished.),
- TO LUCIO FULCI: A SYMPHONY OF FEAR (Tribute album),
- CANNIBAL FEROX/ZOMBIE (Soundtrack/tribute album),
- THE BEYOND (Graphic novel/soundtrack),
- LUCIO FULCI MEMORIAL FILM FESTIVAL (1999-2001),
- PHANTASM-ANIA (Film festival),
- PHANTASM: OVERMINDS (Comic series),
- PHANTASM (Novelization, editor),
- HALLOWEEN RETURNS TO HADDONFIELD (Comic/magazine/tribute album),
- PHANTASM (Remake, screenplay, un-produced),
- PHANTASM FOREVER (Screenplay, un-produced),
- ESCAPE FROM FREAK MANSION (Screenplay, unproduced),
- MASTERS OF HORROR: INCIDENT ON AND OFF A MOUNTAIN ROAD (Teleplay),
- THE RIOT ACT (Short story collection),
- BUBBA NOSFERATAU: CURSE OF THE SHE-VAMPIRES (Screenplay),
- SHOCK FESTIVAL (Illustrated novel),
- REMEMBER THE ALAMO (Documentary, producer/director),
- BLACK DEVIL DOLL (Novelization),
- SHOCK FESTIVAL: THE DVD (Companion 3-disc set),
- STARCRASH (DVD release, co-producer, commentator) … and much more to come.
Japan Earthquake Was ‘In the Air’ Days Before, Scientist Claims – LiveScience
Using satellite data, Dimitar Ouzounov, a professor of earth sciences at Chapman University in California, and his colleagues found that the concentration of electrons in the ionosphere increased in the days before the earthquake, as did infrared radiation. March 8, three days before the quake, was the most anomalous day. They found similar correlations in a database of 100 other earthquakes with magnitudes larger than 5.5 and depths less than 31 miles.
Hat tip to www.Anomalist.com
I’m hoping to dust-off and clean-out the draft news files of these here Offices of the Texas Bureau of the League of Western Fortean Intermediatists. I will probably start tonight. So expect several flashback news items from the past half year or so.
Coming up are a smattering of news and links on subjects as diverse as:
- Weird Weather
- UFO Sightings Across Texas
- Paranormal and Spooky Tales
- And much more…
It’s like a scene from Twilight Zone with unidentified flying objects shooting from the sky.
Flashback to May of 2010…
Sound unbelievable? Not to Weslaco resident Jose Gonzalez.
He said he’s seen mysterious flying saucers near his home in Northside Apartments.
“Three seconds, and it was boom like that,” said Gonzalez. “A very huge object on top of that tree.”
Gonzalez claims the object was out of this world.
“It’s very sophisticated technology beyond what we can come up with so of course it has to be from some other planet,” said Gonzalez. “I don’t know, but it’s not from here that’s for sure.”
Gonzalez claims he saw a big yellow mothership and other flying saucers that change colors, but it’s not the first time he’s seen these UFOs.
He said he’s seen them outside his apartment three times since last year.
Weslaco is located just a few miles north of the Rio Grande in deep South Texas.
To many it may sound like a scene from a movie, but to Gonzalez, it’s reality and something that could put Weslaco on the map.
MSNBC recently did a piece on the “Best places to spot UFOs” and perhaps not surprisingly they included Stephenville, Texas. As I previously mentioned, it does seem that there have been a series of Sightings-Flaps there recently.
It was just another winter night in Stephenville, Texas, when Steve Allen, a 30-year aviation veteran, saw something that defied all logic—an eerily silent, mile-wide craft ringed in lights that would “rearrange themselves” racing across the sky at what he estimated to be 3,000 miles per hour.
“I don’t know if it was a biblical experience or somebody from a different universe, but it was definitely not from around these parts,” Allen told a reporter from the Empire-Tribune after the sighting on Jan. 8, 2008. Similar reports poured in from across Erath County.
The Stephenville Lights incident wasn’t a onetime event—another mass sighting followed in October 2008, and individual reports from the area still trickle in. This corner of Texas along with the eastern Nevada desert are fast emerging as the U.S.’s newest UFO “hot spots”—places with the best odds of a spotting. Similarly active places exist around the globe, with some even attracting a new kind of tourist.
Read about the other locations they suggest are good for spotting ufos by following this link: