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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Columbian Newspaper in Vancouver WA Seeks Chapter 11 Bankruptcy had Supported Freedom of Speech for Al-Shabaab Website & Panned PI Bill Warner.

Columbian Newspaper in Vancouver WA Seeks Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection had Supported Freedom of Speech for The Al-Shabaab Website and Panned PI Bill Warner.

VANCOUVER, Wash may 2nd, 2009. —
The company that publishes The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver, Wash., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an effort to resolve credit issues involving a building project. The Columbian Publishing Co. made the filing Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tacoma. The Columbian reports the case involves credit issues with Bank of America, the primary lender on a $40 million building project Columbian Publishing completed last year in downtown Vancouver.

Columbian Publisher Scott Campbell said operations will not be affected and he predicted the company will emerge in a few months "with renewed vigor." Campbell said the economy's recent severe downtown contributed to the need to make the bankruptcy filing. It shows The Columbian owes approximately $17 million to the Bank of America and a variety of unsecured creditors.

Columbian Publishing is a family owned company with 259 employees that operates The Columbian newspaper and the Web site http://www.columbian.com . The Columbian newspaper serves Clark County and other parts of southwest Washington.

The Al-Shabaab (Al-Qaeda linked) terrorist recruiting website www.kataaib.net that has been hosted by the Dotster Web co in Vancouver WA USA since April 13rd 2007 was finally shut down by a US Government order on Jan 23rd 2009 !
"Registrant:Domain pending cancelation per government order c/o 8100 NE Parkway Drive, Suite 300 Vancouver, WA 98662 US, phone 360-253-2210"
It only took 21 months for the Dotster Web Hosting Co to do the right thing, maybe now the Columbian Newspaper in Vancouver will re-think there stance on protecting the Al-Shabaab website
www.kataaib.net "right" to Free Speech, even thought the Al-Shabaab was designated a Terrorist Organization in Feb. of 2008 !

All during 2008 and into 2009 I, Bill Warner, have fought to get the Al-Shabaab website in Vancouver WA shut down, my reward was an attack piece in the Columbian Newspaper calling me an "Internet Censor" and having the Columbian Newspaper telling me that it was none of my business; "


'A Florida man’s heart might be in the right place, but he is misguided in his bid to get a Vancouver Internet service company to drop a Somali-language Web site.

Bill Warner, a Sarasota private investigator (http://www.wbipi.com/ ), wants Dotster Inc. of Vancouver to refuse service to http://www.kataaib.net/ ".
"Warner, who has launched similar purge efforts in other cities (Boston, Tampa, Phoenix and Dallas) with other Internet companies, says kataaib.net supports an al-Qaida organization in Somalia, where war and genocide are tragic facts of daily life".

“There are groups like this one that associate with al-Qaida through Web sites that help promote the ideology, help find new recruits and help the effort to support terrorism,” Warner said in a
Tuesday, May 07, 2008 Columbian story by Courtney Sherwood. “It’s not freedom of speech. This site should not be hosted in Vancouver.”

How many suicide bombers were recruited by the Al-Shabaab website while it was left to operate in Vancouver WA, USA? The far left liberal Newspaper "The Columbian" can take shots at private investigator Bill Warner but when the case is proved that the www.kataaib.net is run by terrorists and had to be shut down by a US government order, they don't report the facts.

Bill Warner
private investigator