Mike Adams builds a NaturalNews Nazi Time Machine

UPDATE: After this article began to make the rounds, "Scroll.js" has mysteriously disappeared from MonsantoCollaborators.org.  WebCitation strips JavaScript files from the webpages it stores, but fortunately, Archive.org has a mirror of the entire site, including the referenced JavaScript file.  There is also a copy of the original article on NaturalNews archived as well, just in case.  The internet never forgets.  Either someone didn't want that connection to be seen, or this is the worst false-flag ever.

I recently read Mike Adams’ latest vitriolic nonsense equating Monsanto, and supporters of biotechnology in general, to the Nazis and their collaborators; calling for his followers to murder anyone involved.  I laughed at his lunacy, and went on about my business.  Later that day, someone mentioned that Mike Adams had updated the article with a link to a site that he claimed was created by a third party, a site that he would later claim was actually a false-flag attack against himself and his followers. That site list the names of various individuals who the author claims are "Monsanto Collaborators."  I was rather suspicious of the dubious source of this website, as well as the fact that it was online the same day that Mike Adams posted his article on NaturalNews.

After doing a bit of digging, what I found has convinced me that Mike Adams published MonsantoCollaborators.org himself using an offshore hosting company and domain registrar to attempt to hide his identity, and then claimed it was from a third-party to shield himself from liability for posting a "hit list" on an article saying that his followers were morally obligated to kill these people.  When there was too much public backlash and the authorities were contacted, he finally claimed it was a “false flag” attack against himself and his followers, whilst leaving the site online and further distancing himself from it, as well as his previous statements.

What I found was pretty convincing.  I found that MonsantoCollaborators.org was registered hours before the article it was supposedly responding to was even put online.  Furthermore, there are a number of similarities between NaturalNews and MonsantoCollaborators.org, from sharing entire files (which do not appear elsewhere on the internet), to shared graphics, to using the same proprietary fonts, to similar code structure, matching file naming conventions, and other code quirks.

The first thing I did was view the source for the two web pages.  You can learn a lot from the source code of a web page, even as a layman.  Developers tend to use the same tools to build a webpage, and tend to write their code in a certain way, leaving a sort of 'digital fingerprint' based upon their style and techniques.  There are hundreds, if not thousands, of ways to accomplish any task when building a website, so matching techniques (or ignored conventions) can be fairly telling.  What this means is that by looking at the source of two web pages, it's easy to tell whether or not it's probable that the same person wrote them, similar to how you can look at handwriting on two documents and make the same determination.

Upon viewing the source for these web pages, you'll notice a lot of duplication in the header.  Even the first two lines are identical.  The DOCTYPE and html opening tags and their attributes between both sites are duplicated, character for character.  This is possible for a number of reasons, however, it’s strange to me that both sites would choose to include all of the extended XML namespaces in the same order, with the ‘dir’ and ‘lang’ options sandwiched in the middle before Facebook's XML namespace is instantiated.  Of course, this could just be the default setting in some sort of "Even you can build a website!" HTML editor.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="ltr" lang="en-US" xmlns:x2="http://www.w3.org/2002/06/xhtml2" xmlns:fb="http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml">
(NaturalNews)
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="ltr" lang="en-US" xmlns:x2="http://www.w3.org/2002/06/xhtml2" xmlns:fb="http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml">
(MonsantoCollaborators.org)

If we continue down, we’ll see some meta tags.  These are used by webpages to tell search engines various bits of information about themselves, such as descriptions for pages and what keywords they claim are relevant.  There are two interesting things to note here.  First, is that the same four meta tags are used in the exact same order.  They can be (and often are) included in different orders, and again, this could be yet another coincidence, but the *fourth* tag is particularly surprising.  The “news_keywords” meta tag is used for news publishers to specify which keywords are relevant to their articles.  The interesting thing is that the keyword was introduced in late 2012 by Google, for sources within Google News to further specify keywords for individual articles.  MonsantoCollaborators.org is not a source within Google News, so they’d have no reason to add, or perhaps, even know about that tag.  Only about 5% of publishers in Google News even use it.

<meta name="title" content="Biotech genocide, Monsanto collaborators and the Nazi legacy of 'science' as justification for murder" />
<meta name="description" content="Biotech genocide, Monsanto collaborators and the Nazi legacy of 'science' as justification for murder" />
<meta name="keywords" content="GMO,Monsanto,WHO,biotech,human">
<meta name="news_keywords" content="GMO,Monsanto,WHO,biotech,human">
(NaturalNews)

<meta name="title" content="Monsanto Collaborators - Documenting the history of the Agricultural Holocaust" />
<meta name="description" content="Documenting the history of the Agricultural Holocaust" />
<meta name="keywords" content="Monsanto, Holocaust, Agriculture" />
<meta name="news_keywords" content="Monsanto, Holocaust, Agriculture" />
(MonsantoCollaborators.org)

Again, they contain the same Facebook Open Graph tags in exactly the same order, which are used to tell Facebook information about the site when people choose to share links to it.

<meta property="og:title" content="Biotech genocide, Monsanto collaborators and the Nazi legacy of 'science' as justification for murder"/>
<meta property="og:type" content="website"/>
<meta property="og:url" content="http://www.naturalnews.com/046097_biotech_genocide_Monsanto_collaborators_media_sellouts.html"/>
<meta property="og:image" content="http://www.naturalnews.com/gallery/640/Misc/Monsanto-Nazi-Tree-Publishers-Hitler-Goebbels.jpg"/>
<meta property="og:site_name" content="NaturalNews"/>
<meta property="og:description" content="Biotech genocide, Monsanto collaborators and the Nazi legacy of 'science' as justification for murder"/>
(NaturalNews)

<meta property="og:title" content="Monsanto Collaborators - Documenting the history of the Agricultural Holocaust"/>
<meta property="og:type" content="website"/>
<meta property="og:url" content="Index.html"/>
<meta property="og:site_name" content="MonsantoCollaborators.org"/>
<meta property="og:description" content="Documenting the history of the Agricultural Holocaust"/>
(MonsantoCollaborators.org)

They also share the exact same meta content type tag with the same outdated iso-8859-1 character set:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
(NaturalNews)
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
(MonsantoCollaborators.org)

After that, we see that the exact same link to the same third-party-hosted JQuery JavaScript library is used on both sites (which isn’t that big of a deal, as many sites use it and probably link to the same library but again, it’s another link between these sites)

Not only are all these tags duplicated and shared, but the whole of them are all in the same order.

Going further through the code, things get a bit more interesting.  It seems that their locally-linked files and DOM elements are named and referenced in the same peculiar way as well.  Files named as multi-word strings are strangely represented with each word capitalized and with a hyphen replacing the space character, and with linked files stored under a single capitalized subdirectory without a forward slash, and not as an absolute link, as seen here

<script src="Javascripts/Social-Share-April-2014.js"></script>
(NaturalNews)
<img src="Resources/Monsanto-Logo-White.png" /> 
(MonsantoCollaborators.org)

On both sites, there are similarities in the DOM.  Both sites contain content stored in divs named “Container” with a nameless div below that with an applied class called “Row”, and nested below that, the actual content.  Again, this is not proof, but it is one of a list of traits shared by both sites.  Another interesting trait is that they chose not to indent the actual HTML on either site either, whereas code indentation is an extremely widely-adopted standard when building websites, as it makes it easier to read and edit your code, and there isn't a decent reason not to do it.

Once we get near the end of the file, there is one thing that really stood out to me as far as similarities are concerned – they both reference their own JavaScript file with a “smooth scrolling feature.”  The interesting thing is that the contents of this file are 100% identical, and are based on the exact same snippet of code from StackOverflow, published in 2011.  It's extremely unlikely that two separate authors would stumble on the exact same lines of code from 2011 out of thousands of snippets that offer similar functionality, and then independently add their own *identical* header comment, down to the number of dashes afterwards, and change the speed to the same value.  According to Google, the phrase "BEGIN Smooth Scrolling Feature" is not published on any website on the Internet, so it did not come from example code that was copied from elsewhere.

// BEGIN Smooth Scrolling Feature -----------------------------------
$('a').click(function(){
$('html, body').animate({
scrollTop: $( $(this).attr('href') ).offset().top
}, 750);
return false;
});
(NaturalNews, Javascripts/SmoothScroll.js)
// BEGIN Smooth Scrolling Feature -----------------------------------
$('a').click(function(){
$('html, body').animate({
scrollTop: $( $(this).attr('href') ).offset().top
}, 750);
return false;
});
(MonsantoCollaborators.org, Resources/Scroll.js)

After going through all this code, I was highly suspicious that the sites were created by the same person.  It even appears that the font used in the header for the NaturalNews article is the same font used in the buttons at the top of MonsantoCollaborators.org (particularly the shape of the letters B, C, and P) but I was not convinced.  Even when I saw that the image of a pile of dead holocaust victims in the MonsantoCollaborators.org header was a higher-resolution version of the same image used in the NaturalNews article, I wasn’t convinced.   These still could be a huge number of coincidences, or somebody trying to make their site look in-line with NaturalNews.  Then, I looked at the domain registration for MonsantoCollaborators.org…

The domain registration information was pretty well obfuscated.  It was registered through a company in the Bahamas, using a privacy protection service in Panama, and OrangeSite, the actual company that hosts the site, is located in Iceland.  Whoever set up the site went through a lot of trouble to make sure that everything was done through different offshore businesses, to make it difficult for authorities to determine who was actually behind the site.

Domain Name:MONSANTOCOLLABORATORS.ORG
Domain ID: D173370113-LROR
Creation Date: 2014-07-21T16:21:05Z
Updated Date: 2014-07-21T16:21:27Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2015-07-21T16:21:05Z
Sponsoring Registrar:Internet.bs Corp. (R1601-LROR)
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 814
WHOIS Server:
Referral URL:
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: serverTransferProhibited
Domain Status: addPeriod
Registrant ID:INTEqwsyneohk05t
Registrant Name:Domain Administrator
Registrant Organization:Fundacion Private Whois
Registrant Street: Attn: monsantocollaborators.org
Registrant City:Panama
Registrant State/Province:
Registrant Postal Code:Zona 15
Registrant Country:PA
Registrant Phone:+507.65967959

There is one thing that whoever set up this site wasn’t able to do; while he was able to register the domain overseas and make the actual owner private, he could not hide the date and time that the domain was originally registered.  NaturalNews does not provide timestamps on their articles, so the best way to determine when something is published there is to see when they share it on a different site.  The article was originally posted to Facebook at 23:05 GMT on July 21st, and the first comment on the article itself was at 23:15 GMT, but MonsantoCollaborators.org was registered at 16:21 GMT, over six and a half hours before the article went online.  This could also be a coincidence, but I can find no evidence that this article was online prior to 23:05 GMT on the 21st of July, whereas the domain was registered at 16:21 GMT on the same date. Someone could’ve happened to register that domain name right before a relevant article was written and published on a highly-popular website, but combined with everything else that I’ve seen, the evidence leads me to believe that Mike Adams registered this domain name in preparation to put his NaturalNews article online, so that he could publish a “hit list” and claim that it was somebody else’s work, because he knew he would face a public backlash and legal retribution had he openly published it under his own name.

I'm convinced.  I'd considered calling his providers, potentially posing as Mike Adams myself, to extract more evidence, however, given Mike Adams' sometimes litigious nature, it didn't seem to be a good idea to operate in such a grey area.  At this point, the only things that would further convince me would be a public admission or a federal indictment.

If you are skeptical of my claims, that's a good thing.  I have not offered absolute proof of any of my theories, and I'm sure that Mike Adams will say that this only proves that it was a 'sophisticated false-flag attack.'  I only ask that you apply that same skepticism towards other articles that you may be more inclined to believe without questioning.  As for me, I really hope that someone sees this article and adds my name (Nick Price, like the professional golf player) to the list of collaborators.  It'd be an honor.

Finally, I was concerned that the contents of these websites may be manipulated or altered after these facts are brought to light, so they have been archived below:

MonsantoCollaborators.org, Accessed: 2014-07-26. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6RMAmUUeL)

Biotech genocide, Monsanto collaborators and the Nazi legacy of 'science' as justification for murder - NaturalNews.com, Accessed: 2014-07-26. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6RMAnetGF)

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