Lt. Colonel Tim Ferner (Ret)

Newsbud Senior Analyst & Author

Tim Ferner, Newsbud Senior Analyst & Author, is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who recently finished his PhD in Political Science at the University of Otago. He was a rated officer with over 5000 hours in the C-130 Hercules, EC-130 and MC-130. While on active duty with the USAF he served 2 tours with NATO, was an exchange officer with the US Marine Corps, a visiting fellow with the Royal Australian Air Force and an exchange officer flying with the Royal Saudi Air Force. While on active duty, he had the distinction of becoming the first officer in the history of the United States Military to successfully sue a government contractor on behalf of the United States Government for fraud. He has written three books; Men of the Coin; A once Grateful Nation and Consumer Jihad. Lt. Col. Ferner currently lives on a farm in New Zealand, his wife’s home country.

Newsbud Exclusive- Immigration: Why Have Laws If You’re Not Going to Enforce Them??

Of all the laws the United States Congress could choose to ignore, why overlook US immigration law? The economy has been tough for years with millions of Americans living hand to mouth. Ignoring enforcement of the tax laws would benefit the American people far more than ignoring immigration law. Congress continues to kick the can […]

Newsbud Exclusive- A Shadow Government: Gazing Down the Rabbit Hole & Pondering…What IF??

The election of Donald Trump was without a doubt the strangest and most controversial presidential campaign in the history of the United States. Trump and Clinton are, without a doubt, two of the most polarizing candidates ever to seek the US presidency. A significant portion of the electorate didn’t vote for Trump, they voted against […]

Newsbud Exclusive- “Emails, Servers & Pant Suits: Americas Two-Tiered Justice System!!”

The second paragraph of the United States Constitution states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal” (Held, 2016). Most Americans take immense pride in this simple ideology. It has heralded as a cornerstone from which the Republic was built. But is it true? Are all men created equal? Or, […]

Newsbud Exclusive- The Lowest of Low: The Blurring Line Between Education & Indoctrination!!

The line between education and indoctrination appears to be quite blurred in California where administrators and teachers are increasingly pushing an agenda based upon indoctrination. One of the most recent examples involves Gregory Salcido, an El Rancho, California high school history teacher who equated joining the military as something akin to eating “Cat sh#t or […]

Newsbud Exclusive- Whistle-blowers, Bell Ringers, Leakers & Informants.

Good governance and accountability are two elements essential to democratic governments like that of the United States of America. Accountability is extremely important and linked to good governance. These two concepts are intrinsically linked. Good governance cannot occur without accountability (Stepenhurst & Obrien, 2004). Recently, there have been a series of high visibility cases where […]

Renowned Whistleblower Lt. Colonel Tim Ferner (Ret) Issues a Call to Bring Back ‘Human Decency’ & ‘Ethical Journalism’ to Ron Paul Institute

REF: Petition seeking The Ron Paul Institute For Peace and Prosperity (RPI) retract the publications of Vanessa Beeley and Eva Bartlett for false, misleading and/or erroneous information.  Additionally, petitioning the RPI for a public statement disassociating itself as a future venue for false, misleading and/or erroneous information concerning the crisis in Syria. The Middle East […]

Comrade Pelosi and the Democrats have Borscht All Over Their Faces!!

On Friday, 02 February 2018, the much hyped Nunes Memo was finally released (Ward & Aleem, 2018). Partisan politics took centre stage as the Democrats and Republicans marched out some of their respective party’s best deceivers to make their case to the American people. Watching it was akin to watching some weird, perverse Kabuki performance. […]

Newsbud Exclusive- Why Does America Elect So Many Losers to Congress?

Americans must be gluttons for punishment. If not, then what is their rationale for re-electing the same cast of misfits and losers to office each election cycle? Regardless of the party in power, Republican or Democrat, nothing in Washington ever seems to change. Admittedly, there are a handful of new names and faces that enter […]