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"9/11: Let's Get Empirical" by David Ray Griffin


This talk is based on David's book "Debunking 9/11 Debunking" and brilliantly rebuts Popular Mechanics and other defenders of the official conspiracy theory, and shows how their arguments do not stand up to empirical analysis.

Pointing out that most objections to the alternative theory that 9/11 was an inside job, are based on purely a priori arguments and a propagandistic use of the term "conspiracy theory", he shows that if we get empirical about 9/11, we can quickly see that the official story cannot be true.

"9/11: Let's Get Empirical" by David Ray Griffin.

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Ex-Italian President: Intel Agencies Know 9/11 An Inside Job

Would a 9/11 Conspiracy have been Too Big to Keep Quiet?


Would a 9/11 Conspiracy have been Too Big to Keep Quiet?
By George Washington

A common objection to the argument that 9/11 was an inside job is that the conspiracy would be too big to keep quiet. In other words, the argument is that it is impossible that so many people could have kept quiet for so long. SOMEONE would have talked or made a mistake, so that the conspiracy would have been discovered.

Is that true? Maybe.

But anyone who's seen a Tom Clancy movie knows that a handful of bad guys can pull off big conspiracies, especially when they've got a high-level military or government person on board (Clancy writes fiction, but has alot of high-level friends in the military, and knows his stuff).

Moreover, to anyone who knows how covert military operations work, it is obvious that segmentation on a "need-to-know basis", along with deference to command hierarchy, means that a couple of top dogs can call the shots and most people helping won't even know the big picture.

I Can't Hear You

9/11 Responder Buried After Battle With Cancer


9/11 Responder Buried After Battle With Cancer

POSTED: 4:10 pm EST December 1, 2007
UPDATED: 6:40 pm EST December 1, 2007

NEW YORK -- An emergency medical service lieutenant with the New York Fire Department was laid to rest Saturday, and his colleagues say his death stems from toxic dust he inhaled at the World Trade Center site.

Lt. Brian Ellicott arrived at the World Trade Center site on the night of September 11th, 2001, and logged more than 100 hours working to clear the site and search for survivors, the Uniformed EMS Officers Union said.

Ellicott, 45, died Tuesday at Staten Island University Hospital after a three-month battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, officials said.

He left behind a wife and two kids.

Colleagues said the city has denied requests to classify Ellicott's death as in the line of duty, which would increase the benefits his family would receive.

The FDNY said it will do everything it can to support his family's application for benefits from the state Workers' Compensation Board.

Colleagues also want Ellicott listed as a casualty of 9/11.

Guest Soapbox: Does "any reasonable" think Bush knew of 9/11?

Does anyone reasonable think that the above title should have "anyone reasonable" in place of "any reasonable"? . . . Maybe I'm the one who's wrong here.


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Guest Soapbox: Does any reasonable think Bush knew of 9/11?

By Ed Currall / Yucca Valley

I read with interest the Guest Soapbox of Oct. 31, “Bush has never learned history’s lessons” written by Daniel Lea, as a response or rebuttal to my letter “In case you’ve forgotten, we are at war.” From the content of his article, Mr. Lea seems to be well informed and probably well educated. If he remembers many of the events cited, I would assume he is probably close to my age. While I do not wish to debate Mr. Lea, and I believe, as he states, that we are each entitled to our opinions, there are certain points in his writing with which I must disagree, and some of his assumptions about my opinion that I feel he misunderstood. I feel that these must be clarified.

Devoted N.Y. 9/11 responder dies after battle with cancer



Devoted N.Y. 9/11 responder dies after battle with cancer

EMS lieutenant spent 100 hours on 'The Pile' killed by cancer at 45

By Tevah Platt

Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — As an EMS worker, Lt. Brian Ellicott was best at comforting his patients: "When you're better, you'll go out dancing," he used to tell them, distracting them from their pain. Lt. Ellicott, described as a big, "teddy bear" of a guy and a father of two, did that most every day.

Sept. 11, 2001, was different; there were few injuries to dress, just toil to be done in the dust.

Lt. Ellicott spent months working in "The Pile" at Ground Zero, toiling for 100 hours in the first two weeks after the terrorist attacks, according to the Uniformed EMS Officers Union.

His partner said he'd spent those hours facing the fact that "you never know when your time is going to come."

Lt. Ellicott didn't know that his own life span may have been refigured in those first 100 hours of labor.

Q&A with Gregory A. Butler, author of "LOST TOWERS . . . inside the World Trade Center cleanup"

In late May and early June of 2007, I conducted an online interview of Gregory A. Butler author of "LOST TOWERS . . . inside the World Trade Center cleanup". Being that I'm a 9/11 truth activist and I presume Mr. Butler is not, I tried my best to remain as neutral and objective with my questions as possible. I hope I did a good job.

This Q&A was reprinted with the express permission of Gregory A. Butler.

To your knowledge, was "the pit" referred to in your book also called "the pile" or the "WTC pile"?

Apparently, FDNY firefighters and other uniformed officers tended to refer to it as "the pile", while civilian construction workers called it "the pit"

Do you still keep in contact with any of the WTC first responders and/or clean-up crew that are sick from exposure to the WTC dust?

I really haven't kept in close touch with any of the workers who got sick down there - but it has been a big news story here, which I have followed in the press.

Kids' respiratory problems blamed on 9/11 dust


Kids' respiratory problems blamed on 9/11 dust


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November 29, 2007

Children exposed to World Trade Center dust are at much higher risk for respiratory problems, and in some cases are twice as likely as their peers to develop asthma, according to a city Health Department survey released yesterday.

The survey of the 3,100 children who are enrolled in the city's World Trade Center Health Registry found that being caught in the dust cloud in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack was the single biggest risk factor in developing respiratory problems.

Half of all children enrolled in the registry developed a new or worsening breathing problem. But those who were caught in the massive dust plume were diagnosed with asthma at double the rate of those who were not.

Science Behind the Theory: An Inside Job


November 25, 2007

Science Behind the Theory: An Inside Job

By Stephen Demetriou





November 24, 2007 -- Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the federal government had warnings about 9/11 but decided to ignore them, a national survey found.

And that's not the only conspiracy theory with a huge number of true believers in the United States.

The poll found that more than one out of three Americans believe Washington is concealing the truth about UFOs and the Kennedy assassination - and most everyone is sure the rise in gas prices is one vast oil-industry conspiracy.

Sixty-two percent of those polled thought it was "very likely" or "somewhat likely" that federal officials turned a blind eye to specific warnings of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

Only 30 percent said the 9/11 theory was "not likely," according to the Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll.

Thermite charge

Debunkers have been making an issue out of how WTC 7 could have collapsed via controlled demolition without many (or any) incidents of explosive flashes and/or sounds. Well, here is the answer!


Source of PDF of related patent:

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United States Patent Application 20060266204
Kind Code A1
Givens; Richard W. ; et al. November 30, 2006
Thermite charge


The present invention provides for cutting operations using linear thermite charges; the charges cut one dimensional or two dimensional geometric shapes; the invention is useful for structure entry or demolition.

Inventors: Givens; Richard W.; (Columbus, OH) ; Klein; Jerome A.; (Raymond, OH) ; Burky; Thomas E.; (Monroe Township, OH) ; Reuther; James J.; (Worthington, OH)
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OH Richard Syrett Show 9/11 Truth Debate: Richard Gage vs. Ron Craig


Richard Gage, AIA debated Ron Craig, a member of the International Society of Explosives Engineers, on the "collapse" of the 3 WTC buildings, Monday, November 12, 2007 (2 hours).

The interviewer/host was Richard Syrett, of The Richard Syrett Show, on Newstalk 1010, Toronto, Canada.

I was able to create a generally commercial-free MP3 of the show. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find an audio file hosting website that could handle the required 64.6 MB, so I just directly uploaded a WMV version of the debate to YouTube, which then rejected it because it was too long. So now it’s available on but who knows for how long . . .

I won’t spoil the surprise. But I will say that the debate went very well and is yet another indication of good things to come for 9/11 truth! and Confront Giuliani in Loveland, CO.

Source: and Confront Giuliani in Loveland, CO.

Monday November 12, 2007

Loveland, CO - A spur of the moment decision by campaign staff and a local State Representative brought presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani to a small Colorado town one hour north of Denver on Saturday where local 9/11 truth activists would take full advantage of the opportunity to confront the former mayor about his potential foreknowledge of the September 11th attacks.

According to the Reporter Herald Giuliani's staff put a required fundraising minimum on the event of $60,000 in order to bring "America's Mayor" to the small town. Speaking about the short notice and the minimum dollar amount state Rep. Don Marostica, a staunch supporter of Giuliani's presidential bid said “They called me last Friday (and) said you have 11 minutes to make a decision, or else we’re going to take him to Lincoln, Neb.,” Marostica’s assurance that he could raise at least the established amount, paved the way for a visit to this small venue that was kept open to the public.

Leo Krayola gets 9/11 truth letter published in December 2007 issue of High Times

Leo Krayola, 9/11 truth activist from McAllen, TX, gets 9/11 truth letter published in December 2007 issue of High Times

Air America/Thom Hartman 9/11 Truth Debate: Kevin Ryan vs. Michael Shermer MP3

After working with my freeware Audacity wave editor ( all afternoon, I've managed to compile a relatively complete audio version of the debate (from hours 1 & 2) that is generally commercial-free.

Here is the Putfile link:

In case you have trouble downloading it from there (as opposed to just listening to it) you can get the full 41.38 MB MP3 file at the following (somewhat slow) link:

Also, mirrored for QUICK download here.

Thank you, Kevin! It was a good debate!

Will Rosie Peddle 9/11 Nonsense on MSNBC?


Nov 6 2007 11:59AM EST

Will Rosie Peddle 9/11 Nonsense on MSNBC?

How desperate is MSNBC for another Keith Olbermann-sized hit? Desperate enough, apparently, to give over a big chunk of primetime to someone who honestly thinks the U.S. government was behind the 9/11 attacks. That would be Rosie O'Donnell.

I'm all for representing a diversity of views on TV, but there's opinionated and then there's ignorant. Like Creationists and Holocaust deniers, "Truthers," as 9/11 conspiracy types prefer to be known, are by definition people who can't be persuaded by evidence, such as Popular Mechanics's definitive guide to the physics of the Towers' collapse. And what's the point of holding a public debate if one party can't be persuaded?