Donald Trump’s Anti-American War on Free Speech

“I’m going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money. We’re going to open up those libel laws. So that when The New York Times writes a hit piece which is a total disgrace or when The […]

American Hero: “Hate group” Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps

“Most Hated Family in America”: Unlikely Hero’s for Free People Hate group leader Fred Phelps made American freedom stronger 2500 years ago, Prophet Jeremiah in the old testament of the Christian bible, threw in his two cents on journalism: “For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we […]

“She pissed off the Queen, now she’s dead ”Why Brits Are Loopier Than Americans Re: Fruitcake Conspiracy Theories?

Why Are The Brits Even More Loopy Than Americans When it Comes to Fruitcake Conspiracy Theories? By Nate Thayer February 24, 2013 Some may recall that in December 2012 a couple of radio disc jockey pranksters in Australia called the London hospital where the pregnant Princess whatever-her-name-is was staying having taken ill with tummy troubles. […]

Korean Sex, the Atlantic magazine, and Ted Koppel: What visitors wanted to read in 2013

My 2013 statistics for my blog, natethayer.wordpress.com (now moved to www.nate-thayer.com), have been summarized and broken down. They provide for interesting, sometimes disturbing, sometimes humorous, sometimes enlightening,and to me, fascinating insight into how and why people decide to visit an online site, via what social media networks, from where the readers live, and what topics […]

Corporate Power, ABC TV and Ted Koppel tried to censor the free speech of a free man in a free country. Fuck that.

Corporate power tried to steal my life work. ABC  TV and Ted Koppel tried to censor the free speech of a free man in a free country. Fuck that. Discuss freedom. I would like to define this discussion, where it belongs: The power of corporate thugs using their money to put their jackboot on the […]

GRATITUDE: Thoughts on being born free

    GRATITUDE By Nate Thayer November 21, 2013 I am, I think, most grateful in life for being born a free person. I know many–many of whom are my friends–who were not. No government, no authority is less flawed than me.  And no person is more flawed than I. For the most part, the […]

How Hordes of U.S. Republican Party Apparatchik’s Toppled the Mongolian Communist Descendants of Genghis Khan

How Hordes of U.S. Republican Party Apparatchik’s Toppled the Mongolian Communist Descendants of Genghis Khan Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with the Mongolian Voter” was the single largest printed and most widely distributed document in Mongolian History, and Crucial to Overthrowing History’s Second Longest Ruling Communist Government Without Shedding a Drop of Blood: The  “Contract with Mongolia.” From the archives […]

Pyongyang Porn: “Some readers may find the book objectionable” @NKNewsorg

Excerpts from Pyongyang Porn “Some readers may find the book objectionable” BY NATE THAYER , AUGUST 23, 2013 For the full story, go to NKNews.org at http://www.nknews.org/2013/08/pyongyang-porn/ , the news organization that comprehensively provides quality journalism on all North Korea. Below are excerpts……. Artwork by NK News illustrator Cammy Smithwick   Mhari Yi, who moved to Edinburgh to attend Napier University […]

Has the news biz come to this? Freelance journalists required to sign document forbidding writing anything negative about employers or advertisers?

Has the state of the news biz come to this? Freelance journalists required to sign document forbidding writing anything negative about employers or advertisers before being payed unlivable wage. Freelance journalist not only asked to work for unlivable wages, but now required to sign away constitutional rights and fundamental ethical journalistic obligations, forbidden to say or […]

A letter to a young Cambodian-2013: Reflections on a toxic political culture

Cambodia-2013: Reflections on a toxic political culture A letter to a young Cambodian If Cambodia is not careful, they will be relegated to selling roadside trinkets along the highway as the rest of properly organized Asia zooms through without stopping  between Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City By Nate Thayer June 26, 2013 Alright I just expelled […]

I’m leaving, on a jet plane–Edward’s excellent spy adventure

I’m leaving, on a jet plane: Edward’s excellent spy adventure A young whistleblower named Ed Was wanted by agents, so fled. Abbetted by hackers He’s off to Caracas For Snowden, red’s better than dead! From the limerick Tweeting Mick Twister By Nate Thayer June 24, 2013 It is a journalists worst nightmare. Tricked by international spies […]

Canadian Sex Advice Columnist Weighs in on Atlantic Kerfuffle Over Pay the Writer

Prominent Canadian Sex Advice Columnist and Very, Very Good Bad Girl Weighs in on Atlantic Kerfuffle Over Pay the Writer  By Nate Thayer June 2, 2013 Yesterday I received a very supportive message from an esteemed colleague in the international press corps, which was deeply appreciated. In addition to being a renowned, nationally syndicated Canadian […]