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– Cactus Thorns  has been as much as a year ahead of the mainstream media on major stories. Now, as the Basin is undergoing change,s we are covering the news that the mainstream refuses to cover and providing a forum to discuss those human events. The events since 2001 have shown that CT has been ahead of the curve in predicting the issues that have become important to us all.


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Official PayPal Seal CT is now read by more than 10,000 readers in 40 countries including 40 members of the US Congress and professors at 30 universities around the world.

We offer our readers a unique and accurate map of how the local politics works, unfiltered by preconception or ideology. Since 9-11 we have doubled in size and our web site traffic now exceeds 10,000 visitors a day.  Now you can join the major media, politicians and academics from around the world who come to us for perspective and information they can get no place else except at

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Cactus Thorns has been online in one form or the other since 2001. What started as a personal blog documenting the corruption and lack of Due Process of the 29 Palms Community Development Department has turned into over these many years into a hugely popular Independent Alternative News Media Outlet. We have partnered with other media including The Desert Star Weekly, Joshua Tree Star, other blogs, indie media and an incredible staff of volunteer Reporters, Commentators and Opinion Makers to create one of the most read, honest and dependable alternative to the Local traditional Media services in the country. Thanks to you the reader we are in the 5% of most read sites in the World.

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