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Hello, My name is Raye Smith. I am the publisher of RMNews aka Rumor Mill News. I've been doing RMNews since 6.6.96. I never expected it to be around over 20 years. What I expected was an early retirement in Austria. But the best laid plans can go horribly awry... and they did. I left Austria penniless and arrived home with no job, no money and no way of continuing to publish and print RMNews.


I landed a job at an answering service, and as I licked my wounds, I began receiving "intel" from several men who were friends of my husband, Gunther Russbacher. Within a month I had a 20 page magazine ready to mail out.

And that is how RMNews began!


Over the years different people noticed RMNews and several wanted to be part of it. We now have around 100 RMNews Agents...(this is what we call our reporters). We also have an all around general manager who keeps the site up and running and handles most of the stuff we receive from readers. He posts under the name "hobie"... no capital "H".... which I believe shows his humility.


One of the things that I have never grasped is how to raise the money that is needed to pay all the  bills each month. Over the years I've thought about charging a fee but I realize that some people who read RMN aren't able to pay anything, others are afraid to have their email associated with RMN for fear the government will find out who they are. Lord knows an RMNews Agent must have the guts of our founding fathers, and since most of my sources come from the United States Navy,  our RMNews agents do well to have the mind set of John Paul Jones, "I have not yet begun to fight!" 



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