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Salem-News.com (Apr-18-2014 09:07)

PRESS TV: Ukrainian Anti-Semitism Revealed

Without question, this alleged act hearkens back to the Nazi years, when the Ukrainians were largely associated with Adolf Hitler's Third Reich in Nazi Germany.

(SALEM) - Ukrainian riot police cracking down on peaceful protesters In order for US foreign policy to appear justified, feckless American politicians always must assess blame to the proper "bad guy" country. It is the way this world works, and it is, quite frankly, why everyone alive is marching directly toward an entirely avoidable third world war.

According to reports, a mysterious group in the Ukraine is telling Jews they have to register with the government, disclose their property and vehicles, and pay a $50 fine for processing. A memo handed out to Jews exiting a synagogue, says those who fail to comply will be forced to leave the country and forfeit assets.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-15-2014 19:59)

Oregon State Rep Kim Thatcher Contributes to Motorcycle Veteran`s Outreach Mission

I strongly appreciate the donation from Kim Thatcher, I hope it inspires others in Oregon to do the same...

(SALEM) - Oregon State Rep Kim Thatcher and Tim King State Representative Kim Thatcher is the first Oregon politician to contribute to Operation Red Dragonfly.

It is my personal outreach mission to educate Americans about the impacts of military base chemical toxic contamination on Veterans, their families, and civilians who are affected due to residential proximity to polluted bases, many of which are closed, yet no less lethal.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-13-2014 00:12)

PRESS TV: Americans See Worst Fears Come True

Americans are increasingly feeling the heat from their own government, and they are starting to see the manifestation of their own worst fears; those predicted by visionaries such as George Orwell.

(LAS VEGAS) - First Amendment Federal agents with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) attacked a group of protestors this week in rural Nevada, using tasers, dogs, and even moving vehicles to strike people who oppose the BLM's policies toward historic cattle ranch practices.

The increasing tension is bringing all sorts of people out to the Bundy Ranch to show support and take part in the protest.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-11-2014 09:30)

``Why I`m burning my last bridge with Obama``
YouTube Starlet Takes Obama Shirt Off, Burns it in Protest

"I figured out the fraud a while back, but recently found this shirt in my closet" - Carey Wedler

(SALEM) -  Carey Wedler Takes Obama Shirt Off for the Big Burn Support for Obama is dropping like bombs over Baghdad, and some former fans of the President are going to new lengths to exhibit their disapproval.

In this video, we join Carey Wedler as she wrecks her last artifact of support for who she calls, "the war criminal-in-chief."

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Salem-News.com (Apr-09-2014 20:15)

Federal Agents Go Violent, Tasering Bundy Ranch Protestors in Nevada

"I don't mean any harm, I'm just recording your brutality." - Rancher protesting violence from federal agents

(LAS VEGAS) - Bundy Ranch protest Chanting "Get out of our state, get out of our state," protestors gathered to raise a voice against the BLM's seizure of cattle at Bundy Ranch in Nevada, but the feds did not leave before several activists were tased and attacked by federal agents and their dogs.

The officers, lined up with their dogs and weapons, looked a little like German Nazi soldiers in 1939, as they too largely relied on fierce dogs to attack and intimidate the population into obedience.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-08-2014 15:27)

Supreme Court Decision in McCutcheon Case: Another Bullet for Oregonians (VIDEO)

The Citizens United debacle, in which the Supreme Court sided with the wealthy elite against the interests of Americans by allowing corporations to spend unlimited money to buy elections, just took another step forward.

(SALEM) - Protest in Salem over Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission Citizen activists took to the streets of Salem yesterday in protest of the Supreme Court decision in the McCutcheon case.

They say this recent decision tosses corporate integrity back into the dark ages.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-30-2014 10:02)

State of Palestine`s Place on the International Map

It has been a long and difficult road, but Palestine is now a recognized nation, and Bing Maps needs to view it as such.

(SALEM) - State of Palestine Though it has been an uphill battle, Palestine is now officially recognized as a state or country, and its leadership is to be recognized as the "government of Palestine" according to the United Nations. This is a huge development for Palestine, a country that was largely ceded to Israel during the late 1940's, and again divided and seized 20 years later, during the "Six Day War" in 1967.

Now that the recognition has taken place, advocates for Palestine are stepping up to see that the country is accepted by agencies like Microsoft, and added to Bing Maps.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-25-2014 14:05)

Burglars Caught in the Act in Gates

When deputies arrived they quickly surrounded the house, that it is when Melvin Roehm, age 46 walked out the front door carrying an arm load of stolen property.

(SALEM) - Suspects, Melvin Roehm and Joshua Archer Alert neighbors in the 100 block of Maple Street in Gates called the Sheriff's Office March 24th at about 11:45 a.m. and reported that two men were at a residence and stealing items from inside.

The residence has been vacant for several months and was broken into after the suspect's pried open the plywood covering the front door.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-25-2014 13:19)

The Only Middle East Country Worthy of Military Attack is Israel

Announcing release of new video, Prison Called Gaza: I'm In Gaza by JB feat. Ace A.E.M.G. Time to Bring Israel to its Knees

(SALEM) - Salem-News.com The new video, Prison Called Gaza: I'm In Gaza by JB feat. Ace A.E.M.G., shows the viewer what this whole affair is really about. The Jewish state is the only beneficiary of the violence perpetrated by the United States of America on Middle eastern countries.

Scarcely any Jews are killed in this day and age in Israel and Palestine, yet Israel lays waste to hundreds and hundreds, particularly in Gaza, an open-air concentration camp or prison, constantly.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-23-2014 13:38)

The Frustration of Media Power

Our crews often report straight from the source of the action, in places like Egypt, Sri Lanka, Palestine, Israel, the open expanses of the US and ancient cities of Europe and Asia.

(SALEM) - Frustration Who ever would have imagined that the power of media would fall to the people in the new millennium? The Internet has allowed this.

Sadly, Americans are so well ingrained at this point that it is hard to bring them back. This nation, the United States of America, has moved from being a world liberator, to a world threat. The dollars all flow to the media groups that nod their head accordingly; cash fills the coffers of those who don't ruffle the bed, and that is a proper descriptive because the corporations are only whores in this world of over control.

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Tim King

Salem-News.com Vice-President/Executive Editor

Email: tim@salem-news.com

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Tim King's articles explore political and social injustice. He believes that Genocide and Human Rights violations are unacceptable in this world, across the board with no exceptions; and that resolving and isolating this should be a primary goal of all of the world's governments, and that all other political goals, particularly those related to the American military industrial complex, need to undergo a massive reorganization. The Human Rights Tim and other writers call for are called for under international law, by the 1948 UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

At the center of the problems that lead to human suffering, are religious governments, followed by religious interference in western politics, where there is no measurable success- only more war.

As a news editor, Tim believes there are other massive issues that mainstream media should better address.

These include human trafficking, which is a massively ignored issue, the erosion of the rights of American citizens and associated, increasing police brutality, U.S. connections to Mexican drug cartels, the nearly unregulated big pharma industry and FDA.

Also of paramount importance, are clean air and water issues and the environmental impacts of contaminated U.S. military bases. He believes all of these subjects need to become a larger focus of all media.

Tim reports regularly on developments relating to the 2009 Sri Lanka Genocide of Tamil people that left well over 100k people missing or dead. He also writes about the constant Human Rights violations and Genocide in Balochistan, and other regions.

Racism and Civil Rights

Occupied Palestine's conflict with Israel

Sri Lanka's Genocide

Marine Corps base contamination

Mexican Drug Cartels

Tim King launched Salem-News.com during the summer of 2004 when he was a photojournalist/reporter for KATU Channel-2 News, the ABC affiliate in Portland, Oregon. Assigned to cover Salem for the station, Tim began Salem-News as an overflow for his daily work for the television station.

About a year and a half later, Tim left KATU to become fully devoted to the growth, development and daily news needs of Salem-News.com along with Bonnie King, who had left her position at the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon where she served as the Newspapers in Education Director.

After two years, Salem-News.com was selected by Google to be one of its contributing news organizations and traffic on the site grew ten times overnight; with the daily number of visitors jumping from 600 to 6,000.

Over the winter of 2006/2007, Tim spent two months in Afghanistan covering the war there through the eyes of 900 Oregon soldiers.

Tim reported for Salem-News.com and Oregon's KPTV FOX-12 from a number of regions and situations in war-torn Afghanistan. His stories showed the poverty and despair ever present in this nation that continues to remain at the center of a seemingly endless Middle east war. Tim covered various operations out of Kabul from November, through the following January, visiting the former training camp of Usama bin Laden in Jalabad, Mazur-e-Shariff, where the US war there began, and also Gardez, Ghazni and many other locations.

In addition to turning 30 news reports for Salem-News.com and Oregon's FOX-12 in Portland, his work was also shown in two documentaries produced by the Portland FOX station in the weeks following his return.

Salem-News.com founder Tim King's life in pictures; photos of Tim King in Oregon,
California, Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan and France. Includes several photos with Bonnie King,
Tim's wife and business partner, & his sons; Nathan, Matthew, Austin, Sean and Christian.

More recently, Tim spent five weeks covering the war in Iraq, embedded once again with an Oregon Guard unit. Tim produced reports with the Army's 101st Airborne and Marines in Iraq's Anbar province, during the summer of 2008, based primarily out of the Air base at Balad, better known to soldiers there as 'Mortaritaville' due to its frequent reception of rocket and missile attacks. Tim spent time in Baghdad, and also with Marines in Anbar. He also visited Fallujah, Ramadi, TQ (Al-Taqaddum AB) and other locations.

Tim's stories for Salem-News.com ranged from combat patrols with the Army and Marines, and memorable videos and articles; including a focus report on a Navy doctor based with the Marines, who helped several Iraqi children receive heart surgery in Israel, and a report of a harrowing night in Iraq, flying in an Army helicopter packed with Iraqi 'detainees' who were kicked and abused by the Americans in the Army aircraft. This is where Tim learned the unique phrase popular in Iraq at the time: Did you create a terrorist today?"

Since spending time in the Middle east, Tim has become increasingly interested in the struggle of the Palestinian people who live with the daily occupation and related oppression of Israel. The same is true with Sri Lanka, one of the primary focuses of Tim's daily reports. In fact Tim and Salem-News.com are the only force in the United States that constantly focuses on the Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians that culminated in 2009.

The Salem-News.com team generates new reports about Israel and Palestine, Iran, Libya, Syria and Sri Lanka constantly; but the group also explores and exposes other vital issues like human rights violations in African nations, like The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Somalia, just for starters. Tim's reports have also illustrated terrible violations of international law in places like Pakistan and India. Each of these significant world issues, always invariably, is interrelated with US affairs.

Another huge aspect of Tim's work at Salem-News.com has revolved around the contamination of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in Irvine, California, which officials planned to turn into a park and housing subdivision, in spite of the fact that the ground is seriously contaminated with several deadly chemicals. Working with several other Salem-News.com writers who also served as Marines at El Toro, Tim has generated a steady stream of news reports that have seriously impacted the proposed redevelopment of the base, which today is just a ruin.

BETRAYAL: Toxic Exposure of U.S. Marines, Murder and Government Cover-Up

BETRAYAL, written by two former MCAS El Toro veterans, Robert O’Dowd, investigative reporter and disabled veteran, and Tim King, photo/journalist and war correspondent, is a nonfiction account at two Marine Corps bases of injuries and deaths from exposures to toxic chemicals, murder, narcotrafficing and government cover-up.

BETRAYAL tells the story of the thousands of veterans and their families, once stationed at MCAS El Toro, CA, and Camp Lejeune, NC. Both Marine Corps bases are among the 130 military installations listed as EPA Superfunds, a group of the most environmentally hazardous sites in the U.S.

Written by two former MCAS El Toro Marines, Tim King, photo/journalist and war correspondent, and Bob O’Dowd, E-Correspondent, A Few Good Men, Too Many Chemicals is a thrilling and informative nonfiction account of contamination at two Marine Corps installations, Marine Corps Air Station El Toro on the West Coast (CA) and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune on the East Coast (NC). The eBook is scheduled for release Fall 2011 by MilSpeak Books, the eBook publishing division of MilSpeak Foundation (501c3).

BETRAYAL: Toxic Exposure of U.S. Marines, Murder and Government Cover-Up stands with the best works of New Journalism and Creative Nonfiction, including the works of Norman Mailer (The Executioner’s Song) and Truman Capote (In Cold Blood). BETRAYAL tells the story of the thousands of Veterans and their families, once stationed at these hazardous military installations, who have continued to be ignored by the U.S. government by denial of the effects of exposure to environmental hazards, including the highest incidence of occurrence of male breast cancer in any other demographic in the U.S. Legislation to provide health care and compensation for Camp Lejeune Veterans and their dependents was introduced during the 111th Congress....

Read the entire release here: BETRAYAL: Toxic Exposure of U.S. Marines, Murder and Government Cover-Up

Tim's years as a Human Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions; he has rallied for a long list of cultures and populations and continues to every day, with a strong and direct concentration on the 2009 Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians in Sri Lanka. As a result of his long list of reports exposing war crimes against Tamil people, Tim was invited to be the keynote speaker at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) Conference in Baltimore, in July 2012. This is the largest annual gathering of North American Tamils; Tim addressed more than 3000 people and was presented with a traditional Sri Lanka ‘blessed garland’ and a shawl as per the tradition and custom of Tamil Nadu

Tim's Background prior to Salem-News.com

Tim King in Afghanistan

Tim`s history is steeped in his ability and desire to tell a great story - which first led him to the television newsroom in 1988, serving as News Anchor/Reporter for Lincoln City, Oregon`s cable TV station, TV 10. That`s where Tim found his calling.

Since those first years, Tim has moved on to serve as News Photojournalist/Reporter for KATU (ABC), Photojournalist at KVVU (FOX), KVBC (NBC), and KYMA (NBC), the News Assignment Editor for KVVU (FOX) in Las Vegas, NV, as well as radio News Director (KBCH/KCRF). In addition, he was the Producer/Host for the `Coast Entertainment Show`, Executive Producer (creator) of the TV series `Hot Wheels in Las Vegas`, and Executive Producer of the 30-minute documentary `Fallen Fortress at Cape Lookout` which aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting in 1993.

Also significant among his achievements are the 2 years he spent as a Wildlife Rescue team leader on the coast of Oregon; and his service in the US Marine Corps with MWSG-37 in the 3rd Marine Air Wing at El Toro.

Tim`s career in the broadcast industry has afforded him many opportunities to cover incredible stories as well as meet innumerable celebrities and dignitaries. He has flown in many military planes including an F-16 Air Force Fighter, and produced a three-part series on aviation history of the Southwest region of the United States. Aviation is one of Tim`s passions.

Tim majored in journalism at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, California. He holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), the first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several other awards including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting.

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