Newstarget.com: Another Scientology site?

by Karoli on August 31, 2006 · 15 comments

I fell on Newstarget.com while going through my Google ADHD alerts, where Mike Adams, publisher and developer of newstarget.com publishes a recent interview with Fred Baughman on the evils of ADHD medications.

Whenever I hit a site like this where the publisher claims to: a) Have the secret to a long and happy life; b) Denounce any and all practices of traditional medicine; c) Claim that there is no HIV virus; and d) Claim that they are the only truth-teller on the Internet, my radar goes up.

A quick click on the “About page” tells a lot. All of the sites managed by Mike Adams (publisher and purveyor of all truth) shows that the domains are offshore domains based in Taiwan. And there are many domains under his control. Some informational, some sell products, but all are shrill and sure of themselves and their ownership of the truth.

The sidebar links include links to known Scientology propaganda sites; however, that same “About” page claims that the publisher is religion-neutral. I can’t prove a link, but the rhetoric is certainly consistent with the Scientology anti-psychiatry stance.

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  • Bob

    newstarget.com

    The domain name is registered to a Taiwan company:

    Registrant:
    Truth Publishing, Inc.
    2F, 164 Gong-Yi Rd.
    Taichung, 404
    TW

    Domain name: NEWSTARGET.COM

    Administrative Contact:
    Lin, M. [email protected]
    2F, 164 Gong-Yi Rd.
    Taichung, 404
    TW
    +1.886423194924 Fax: +1.886423194924

    Technical Contact:
    Lin, M. [email protected]
    2F, 164 Gong-Yi Rd.
    Taichung, 404
    TW
    +1.886423194924 Fax: +1.886423194924

    Registration Service Provider:
    WebSeed.com, [email protected]
    (307) 587-1338
    http://www.webseed.com
    This company may be contacted for domain login/passwords,
    DNS/Nameserver changes, and general domain support questions.

    Registrar of Record: TUCOWS, INC.
    Record last updated on 22-Aug-2006.
    Record expires on 02-Dec-2006.
    Record created on 02-Nov-1996.

    Domain servers in listed order:
    PDNS1.ULTRADNS.NET 204.74.108.1
    UDNS1.ULTRADNS.NET 204.69.234.1
    UDNS2.ULTRADNS.NET 204.74.101.1
    PDNS2.ULTRADNS.NET 204.74.109.1
    PDNS6.ULTRADNS.CO.UK
    PDNS5.ULTRADNS.INFO
    PDNS3.ULTRADNS.ORG
    PDNS4.ULTRADNS.ORG

    Domain status: ok

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  • Andrew

    I found this blog entry while searching for critiques of Mike Adams and the Newstarget web site. While I’m definitely open to (actively seeking, in fact) information that calls his credibility into question, I think your blog is an especially poor critique for the reasons I will lay out.

    1) His “secrets” are offered free of charge. Nowhere have I ever seen such a tremendous amount of quality information freely distributed.

    2) He is a self proclaimed extremist. See http://www.healthranger.org
    Sure, he portrays it as a very positive thing – and I personally agree with him. Fact remains, he knows he is an extremist.

    3) He is constantly urging his readers to have healthy levels of skepticism. Much of the information present on his site is easily verifiable and I have personally verified much of it. Yet I am still looking for any good reason to doubt him. That’s the kind of readers his site appeals to.

    4) He does NOT claim to be the only truth teller! Just one of the minority. Look at the bottom of healthranger.org and see the list of who he “pays attention to”. Is that the work of someone who views themself as the only truth speaker?

    On that note, his work is consistent with a large number of related health articles I have read from people of all sorts of backgrounds. If you’d taken your time with this site, you’d know that.

    5) Having several domain names through Taiwan is listed like it means something. Having them “all sound shrill and sure of themselves” is mentioned like it’s a bad thing. Mainly, it means he’s consistent. If he believes everything he says, then surely he has powerful enemies in the states, in his own mind at the very least. It seems the worst you could objectively call him for that is paranoid.

    Remaining items of interest to me:

    -I have never seen any article on the site claiming HIV does not exist, quite the contrary. I’d be interested in a link to said article.

    -I do not see the sidebar with links to known Scientology propeganda sites. It is the only aspect of your post that warrants additional inspection, in my opinion, and I am genuinely interested in investigating this myself. Again, a link would be helpful.

    And my final statement: I am sure I have plenty of “rhetoric” I could say on psychiatry that would match what some Scientologist somewhere would spout. However, I know very little about Scientology. What I do know is that I have bipolar type 1, and I tried treatment via Western methods for a few years after my diagnosis before chucking my meds. If you know some people who take meds for a severe condition, then you ought to know how painful they can be. It is not anywhere near a cut and dry treatment for many of us mentally ill folks. But you know what is a lot MORE reliable for anyone with a mental health issue? A good diet, a good sleep cycle, regular exercise, some fresh air and sunlight… these are things I’ve known the tremendous power of long before I ever found newstarget or any site like it. I’ve gone from a broken, suicidal individual to someone who loves every moment of his life in a very short period of time, thanks to the wisdom you’ll find in Mike Adams’ rhetoric. I view a lot of his articles the same way many viewed the science article stating that – it’s a proven fact now – sex really does make people happier (example http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s1258624.htm). The one question in many peoples’ minds was, gee, how much experimentation did it take you to figure THAT one out? Seriously, follow a lot of Mike Adams advice for a few months, and then come and complain to me about scientology bla bla.

    Now that was all very biased and subjective of me. What can I say, hard science just doesn’t always do it for me.

  • http://drumsnwhistles.com drumsnwhistles

    Hi Andrew — Sorry to have disappointed. As I pointed out in my post, I was really not sure whether or not there was a Scientology link.

    Under “Worthy Sites”, he links to CCHR (citizen’s commission on human rights) – a known Scientology front.

    I will get you links for the other information when I have the opportunity, but the one that sent my radar flying was the CCHR link.

  • KURT

    ANDREW, I COULDN’T AGREE WITH YOU MORE. I TOO HAVE USED NEWSTARGET AND MANY OTHER MIKE ADAMS RESOURCES, AND HAVE YET TO FIND HIS IDEAS AND INFORMATION TO BE ANYTHING OTHER THAN CORRECT. OBVIOUSLY THERE ARE CONTROVERSIES OVER “CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE”, WHICH IS WHY IT IS SOO NICE TO GET “FREE” INFORMATION THAT CHALLENGES ME TO DO MY OWN RESEARCH TO APPLY TO MY OWN HEALTH. YOU SEE, ONE OF THE THINGS MIKE STRESSES IN HIS INFORMATION IS THAT WE ARE EACH RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR OWN HEALTH, AND THE MORE PEOPLE THAT TAKE ACCOUNTABILITY, THE BETTER THEIR HEALTH WILL BECOME. IN MY BOOK, THE GUY SHOULD BE CHARGING A FEE TO USE HIS RESOURCES, I AM THANKFUL HE DOESN’T AND WILL CONTINUE TO USE HIS KNOWLEDGE REGULARLY.

    SINCERELY,

    KURT
    JAX. FL.

  • Hans de Rycke

    As a long time Kinesiologist/chiropractor I am in the habit of testing my clients for allergies. Foremost on the list comes dairy. (What a surprise!) medicine as a second place getter. Side effects to medication is another word for allergic reaction. The list of side effects to Ritalin is quite long and dangerous. Better to take your child off dairy altogether, onion is a bowel irritant which can make you or your child irritable. replace with chives or leek. quite a few kids manifest allergies to potato, cooked and raw. Potato is related to tobacco. perhaps cross pollination has something to do with this? meanwhile, while in doubt, avoid.

  • http://Newstarget.com Ron

    People, wake the hell up. It is so obvious to myself and any reasonably educated person on this planet that knows anything about health and health issues, that any one that would attack Mike Adams has to be a) A total LOSER or b) a pawn for either a pharmaceutical alliance, or corrupt agency, that will stop at nothing to try to bend truths’ or discredit Mike because of his/her financial interests. There are millions of us out there that know all about the corruption and lies commandeered by the pharmaceutical cartels, government agencies ( F.D.A./ F.T.C./ A.M.A., etc.,etc.)and media alike, all in the name of PROFITS. Money really is the root of all evil. It creates power-hungry people that will lie, deceive, even kill to get more. The people have spoken!!! We will continue to practice, preach and be vigilant about natural health.As for any more of you “brain-washed” natural-health doubting LOSERS, climb back under the rock you came from. GOOD will always defeat evil; stop living THE LIE. Take back your lives and join Mike Adams in the fight against tyranny and health corruption. You’ll never look back. RON/PORT DOVER, CANADA.

  • http://drumsnwhistles.com karoli

    Ron, thank you for your comment, which I think speaks volumes and answers the question quite well.

  • Edward Gal

    1) Please tell me one thing that psychiatry cures.
    2) What is the definition of psychology?
    3) Traditional medicine as practiced for many years – before the invention of “mental illness” – tended to body illnesses only.
    4) Please open any book of psychology and see what they say about their practice.
    Thank you !!!!

  • http://www.drumsnwhistles.com/ Karoli

    Hmmm. These are not questions where answers are unknown or debated. I
    suspect bait. But in case you were really looking for answers, I would
    recommend a Google search or visit to wikipedia.

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  • publicreader

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