YOUR REAL INTRODUCTION TO OCTANEWS
Octanews is a tiny Usenet provider operated by one man, Michael Edwin Horwath.
An obese oddball who furnishes Usenet pedophile
free access despite
having been given actual notice
of flagrant abuse via email and Usenet, Horwath has a shady employment history which includes being fired from Winternet, a
Minnesota ISP, for "failing to follow mandates of corporate concern".
walked into the office of Winternet about 12:45 PM. When I entered my office, I was surprised to find Kevin Mathison digging
through my desk, a definite break of any trust I had for him. I told him that I wanted to meet with Mr. Frankowski and him as
soon as possible. Mr. Mathison, Mr. Frankowski, Jim Nelson (from MinnNet) and myself went down to the conference room to talk. As
soon as Kevin started talking, I decided I needed a lawyer present. I stated so and walked out of the room. As I walked back into
the Winternet offices, Mr. Mathison tells me that I am fired, in front of Chad Trost and the Winternet staff members. I contested
his firing by explaining that no board meeting had occurred and his statement back was that it did not matter, that I was fired."
— firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike Horwath)
Horwath is Octanews. Horwath is the "billing department", the
"support department", the "abuse department" and the "web design crew". Horwath is the "we", the
"our", the "folks", the "them", the "they" and the "us". On September 16, 2005, in an
attempt to rationalize the poor performance of Octanews, Horwath said "This is not my day job." And when we checked in February
2006, Horwath was still violating Minnesota law by soliciting "Octanews" customers through an