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Hey everyone. I just got off the phone with Michele Little, who's given me an update on a developing medical issue with Janette MacKinlay. Although I'm not at liberty to disclose her exact condition yet, I offered to make a post asking for some positive thoughts to be sent her way. Needless to say, she needs them right now.
So, this is a request for anyone reading this to keep Janette in mind and hope for a speedy recovery, I'll post again with any information as it becomes available.
Well, ABC decided to stop by Valley Forge and cover Betsy Metz's Treason in America conference for a piece within the next week on the Pentagon shooter.
We were the first up to be interviewed. You can see the entire conversation right here, uncut ...
Another year has passed, and we find ourselves reflecting on the events of September 11th, 2001. Throughout this past year, large strides have been made in the Movement's efforts to bring both closure and much-needed answers surrounding that day to all of those that were affected. The year 2009 brings a new version of our film: Loose Change 9/11 - An American Coup, narrated by Daniel Sunjata. Sunjata’s participation in American Coup provides not just a new voice for the film, but also establishes him as a strong and unwavering spokesperson for the 9/11 Truth Movement, who has even gone so far as to defend his beliefs as the character Franco in the fifth season of FX’s Rescue Me.
Normally, I try to avoid Schadenfreude ... but considering this is a man that has spent years placing harassing, abusive and borderline psychopathic phone calls to not only 9/11 activists, but FAMILY MEMBERS, I see this article as something that has been long overdue ... let us also keep in mind that Screw Loose Change holds this man in high regard.
Witness says Putnam dad carried small son across field by one ankle
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. -- A Putnam County man charged with abusing his sons at a public ballfield has been released on bond but has been ordered to have no contact with his children until the case is resolved.
Troy Palmer Sexton, 36, of Summit Ridge Road, Hurricane, is facing domestic battery charges after carrying his 6-year-old son across a field by one ankle and allowing the child's helmeted head to hit the ground "more than once," according to a criminal complaint filed in Putnam Magistrate Court.
Sexton was with his four children, including 6-year-old triplets, at the field behind Winfield Elementary on Aug. 6 when a witness saw him being rough with his children during football practice.
A witness told Mick she saw Sexton leave his seat, cross the field and lift one of his sons above his head and slam him to the ground.
My interview with Michele Little, the sister of fallen firefighter David Weiss from Rescue One.
She is an amazing woman and a great friend, and I'm honored to have her in my life. A lot has happened since we first met at the Los Angeles 9/11 Truth Convention in 2006.
Her organization, Unite in Peace, can be found here.
I was going back through the NEADS tapes we released in 2007 and discovered something a little strange ...
DRM1 DAT2 Channel 4 ID Op
08:46:15: New York told me to hold on, you heard that, right?
08:46:36: Come on New York. (Dooley again) You know what, you know what, let's
get a tail number off of for American 11. (Roundtree) Call Boston, American 11 tail
number. (Dooley) Tell them we need the tail number of the aircraft, (male voice)
American one one. (Roundtree to New York) Yes it is, (right now he's primary only.)
Do you have Mode 3 or anything? Or a location? (Fm not showing anything, no.) Lat
Ion? (Hold on, I'll get a lat lon.) Good.
NORTH TOWER IS STRUCK AT 8:46:48.
08:47:05: (Dooley?) We're going to get an updated lat Ion now. (to background
question) We called Boston his filed one [Mode 3] was 1443, but he's not working that,
he's primary only, we're getting an updated lat Ion position. (I'm showing 40 39 North.)
40 39 North. (74 03 West) 74 03 West.
08:47:35: End of HUNTRESS call to NY AMIS
If you input that Lat/Long into Google Maps ...
Director Jason Williams and Producer Michael Gull on The Morning Blend.
Robert and Alison Logan were married less than a year when Alison
boarded American Airlines Flight 77 on the morning of September 11th,
2001. Later that morning, Robert watched in horror as televised news
reports told him that Alison's fight had been hijacked and crashed into
Eight years later, Robert has pulled his life back together and
relocated to the Midwest. Still haunted by the memory of Alison, he has
married Rachel, a clinical psychiatrist, and they share an idyllic life
with Rachel's daughter Carly.
The peaceful calm of Robert and Rachel's life is torn apart when a
research project Rachel is working on includes a brain damaged patient
at a secure hospital who bears a striking resemblance to Alison. Both
Robert and Rachel embark on their own personal investigations, for
separate reasons, to discover the truth about the woman in the
Their inquiries attract the attention of the ruthless Agent Ross, who
will stop at nothing to keep the identity of the woman in the hospital
I've been building an online portfolio of all my work, and this was among the things to be uploaded. I figured I'd post it on here as well.
Watch in HD if possible.
A graphic that was omitted from Loose Change Final Cut, detailing selections from the 9/11 Firefighters' Oral Histories that mention sounds or conditions consistent with controlled demolition.
Boy, did I open a can of worms today at the press conference for "Rescue Me," the great Denis Leary comedy. It's back (soon) for a fifth season, and in watching the second episode I noticed the show drifting back to the 9/11 memories theme it explored at length in the first season. So I grabbed a microphone and pursued that questioning with the producers, and I asked a couple of the actors to chime in as well.
One person I asked was Daniel Sunjata, who plays Franco on "Rescue Me." I asked him because there is this fascinating, where-did-THIS-come-from scene in the second episode. A French journalist is interviewing firemen who were at Ground Zero on 9/11 for a new 10th-anniversary commemorative coffee table book. First, watch what Sunjata's character says. I would call this high-end conspiracy theory-mongering, the type that many people might say, "Hm. Well, I don't agree, but you raise some very interesting points there."
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Poster design by Chris Ritchey.
If you're in the Bay Area, stop by for a free screening of a digitally re-mastered and Surround Sound re-mixed version of LCFC. Remo Conscious told me he'd be swinging by, too.
Hope to see you there.
Be sure to tune in to TMJ, channel 4 in the Milwaukee area, at 9am on Friday, January 23rd.
R. Michael Gull and Jason Williams will be guests on the show, discussing "New Day," an independent film being shot primarily in Milwaukee that involves around the 9/11 attacks and the government's potential involvement in them, a film in which yours truly will be making a cameo appearance.
If you aren't in the Milwaukee area, you can watch the show online at: http://www.themorningblend.com
Happy New Year to everybody from myself and from Louder Than Words. It's been a long, crazy ride since everything began on April 13th, 2005, but I'm glad to say that we've all made it this far and we're all still alive.
Here's to 2008. To the end of an era. To Barry Jennings. To everyone that continues to fight for the justice of both family members and first responders.
And here's to 2009. To a new administration and hopefully a new direction for our country, if half the promises being made are fulfilled. Regardless of the outcome, I'm glad we're all in this together.
2009 will be a busy year for me on multiple fronts. Besides the numerous side projects I have going on to keep myself both afloat and occupied, I have a test screening on January 30th up in Marin, California for a remastered version of LCFC. The fine folks at SMT Studios finally wrapped up their surround remix and scoring, and I have to say the finished product is incredible to say the least. I'll have a flyer for that show up shortly.
Well, I just got back from a trip to Beverly Hills to be interviewed for a National Geographic documentary that will be airing in 2009. The topics discussed by them were the usual; the WTC collapse, the Pentagon, Flight 93. After those were covered I brought up Sibel Edmonds, what happened to Barry Jennings, the wargames, and finally, the family members and the Bush Administration's stonewalling of the investigation in the first place.
I will say this ... the crew at Creative Differences were the coolest and most level-headed bunch I've been interviewed by so far. They took the time to actually listen to my answers, and the main producer was not interested in mining sound bites from me or forcing me into a corner. When I asked to discuss certain things, he gladly accepted. When I told him that Sibel Edmonds was the most gagged woman in history and that she's willing to share her classified information on a national platform such as CNN, FOX, MSNBC, or, say, National Geographic, their interest was peaked. And I was invited out for drinks later that night.
So ... we might be pleasantly surprised by the results. We might not be. Time will tell.
Thanks to Jon Gold for sending me this ...
A strange twist in the Mark Cuban story tonight, one which pushes it a little bit further into our wheelhouse. New York Times blogger Floyd Norris has published an email allegedly sent on May 05, 2007 to Cuban by Fort Worth SEC lawyer Jeffrey Norris (”no known relation to me”, notes the blogging Norris). In the email, Jeffrey Norris essentially tells on Cuban to SEC Chairman Christopher Cox, who is CCed, regarding Cuban’s involvement with Loose Change, a 9/11 conspiracy theory film which appeared online in three different incarnations over three years, becoming an internet sensation.
Addressing Cox, Norris explains that Cuban “participated in distributing the vicious and absurd documentary” and declares that Cuban’s “support for this project is irresponsible and immoral.” Floyd Norris posits that the email may be evidence that Cuban is “the victim of a political hit job because he helped finance a movie that was scathingly critical of President Bush.”
For those of you that have not been keeping up with current events, the DOW tanked over 700 points today after Congress refused to authorize the $700B bail-out plan.
And on a final note, this snapshot from CNBC's website should give you a firm indication of the general public's mindset ...
The rumors have been circulating for weeks, and I refused to believe them, but apparently they're true.
Barry Jennings passed away on 8/19/2008, two days before NIST's WTC7 report was released to the public.
Michael Hess has gone on record with the BBC for a documentary claiming that no explosions took place inside WTC7.
I am officially freaked out.
I sit down and have a chat with hip-hop legend KRS-One on 9/12/2008 during SMT Studios' Now or Never 2008 benefit concert for dying September 11th first responders. KRS discusses the plight of the rescue workers, what happened on 9/11, and his attitude towards Hip-Hop and social consciousness.
The interview ends somewhat abruptly, as my tape ran out. When I turned around, there were about 4 or 5 other cameras behind me filming, so I'm sure you can find the rest of this somewhere online if you look.
Figured I'd post some of my personal pictures from the weekend. I didn't get a chance to take too many ... I spent too much time running around and making sure everything was running smoothly.
Me, Donna from SMT Studios and Hakim from Channel Live are going on True School Radio tonight with Afrika Bambaata, Yoda, and Dr. Shaka Zula to promote the 9/12/2008 fundraiser for the first responders.
8:00 PM to 12:00 PM Eastern.
Fabled Enemies is unlike any 9/11 documentary ever put together. Rather than focusing on the physical anomalies at the World Trade Center and Pentagon, this film follows the intelligence ties of Osama Bin Laden, the alleged hijackers, and those who were actually detained on 9/11.
The movie delves deeply into the roles of seperate Nations that were involved in supporting the 9/11 attacks. From Israel to Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, and even the United States itself, no one is spared in this scathing expose that pulls no punches. Sit back and get ready to learn how members of the FBI had their investigations into Bin Laden obstructed and shut down, how the hijackers were trained at US bases, that military drills crippled our defense and facilitated the attacks, how the Shadow Government was actually activated that day, and much more.
We are writing you in the hopes of grabbing your attention regarding an important event that is coming up for the anniversary of September 11th, 2001.
The 9/11 Relief Fund was designed to go to victims’ family members, rescue workers who dug through the asbestos, and projects underway in hospitals for all Americans that were affected. However, like many things, this fund was squandered by Washington politicians. As a result, thousands of sick rescue workers are bed-ridden at home and in hospitals, and are passing away at an alarming rate.
We Are Change, a non-profit organization based in NYC, along with a coalition of the FealGood Foundation, (which aids sick 9/11 first responders) Louder Than Words (the creators of Loose Change) and SMT Studios in NYC would like to invite you to the most important benefit you may ever attend...
Confirmed Artists include Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Paris, Saigon, Chip Fu, Dub Rock All Stars, Loer Velocity, Channel Live, Messiah, Tiye Phoenix, Scanz and The Beatminerz.
Confirmed Speakers include Former Congresswoman and current Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney, Daniel Sunjata, Michele Little, Bob Maclivine, Manny Badillo, John Feal, Kevin McPadden, John Schroeder, Louder Than Words and WeAreCHANGE.
The 2008 NOW or NEVER First Responders Relief Benefit at the Manhattan Center Stages, Grand Ballroom in NYC on September 12, 2008. Events are taking place from the 10th – 12th, and we would be honored to have you in attendance.
If you can't make it but would like to donate to support the cause, head to the Loose Change Store and make a donation to support first responders and this event.
Thanks for your support. We hope to see you in New York City. Buy your tickets now before they sell out.
PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS COMING SOON
-The LC Team
I've been sitting on this interview for a while, but after viewing the latest BBC piece on WTC7, I feel the time has come to release it in its entirety.
After locating Barry in mid 2007, Jason and I visited him and he graciously granted us an interview during a lunch break. He had agreed to grant us an interview under the conditions that we, at no time, associate his interview with his place of employment.
Jason and I were so thrilled with the content of the interview that we decided to release a few bits and pieces of it on both our show and Alex's.
A few months later, as the film was nearing completion, I called Barry again to touch base and see how things were going. It took him a bit to remember who I was, but as soon as he did, he began complaining about phone calls to his place of employment and that he was in danger of losing his job. He requested to have his interview pulled from Loose Change, and I honored his request.
Fast forward to February, 2008, where I'm doing an interview with the BBC, and I'm informed by their crew that Barry told them the reason he asked for it to be pulled was because of the article on Prisonplanet claiming he was stepping over dead bodies, which he denies saying. I call Barry to attempt to rectify the situation, and he is adamant that he did not use the phrase "we were stepping over people"
Fast forward one more time to two days ago, when the BBC piece finally aired. I now feel an obligation to release his interview, in its entirety, into the public where it belongs for three reasons:
1) To see the difference between the interview he gave us, and the interview he gave the BBC.
2) To establish Barry's timeline in his own words.
3) To preserve his testimony, in his own words, for the historical record.
I have remained true to my word and kept his interview out of the film, however, I can no longer keep it from the public. They deserve to hear Barry's story, out of his own mouth.
As I say in the end of the video, I would appreciate it if Barry could enjoy his privacy and live his life in peace. My intention with releasing this is so his story can be told, not to cause him any further grief or suffering.
(See also arie's blog on this. -rep.)
I'm trying to post the video player, but it won't work for some reason.
Nothing to see here, folks, just another casualty of the War that the media isn't talking about ...
Where to begin?
First and foremost, the BBC's new special on WTC7 is currently picture locked and set for a tentative release date of June 15th, from my understanding. I had a lengthy conversation today with the producer of the special, and I must say, this will, at the very least, be much more balanced and open-minded than Guy Smith's earlier piece on the movement itself.
Also, from what I gathered, the NIST report on WTC7 is due for release in July. But that might change as well.
I need to compress and upload the footage from Dr. Griffin's event here at SDSU a few weeks ago, I've just been incredibly swamped out here with so many different priorities and objectives.
LCFC V1.1 is almost done mixing and ready for release. The fine folks at SMT Studios have been slaving away in their spare time trying to get it done as ASAP.
Also, Jason and Korey have been hard at work on Fabled Enemies. Obviously I'm only involved from an omniscient standpoint, but from what I've seen earlier this morning, it's shaping up to be a decent production.
Catch you guys soon.
HD Version ( 50 MB H264 Quicktime )
From the page:
Despite a hastily rearranged production schedule and numerous hurdles, we managed to clear every single one. Extras still came out despite the weather, the soldiers made it down to Jersey just in time to shoot their scenes, and small problems like missing Firewire cords were solved immediately.
Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this shoot.
Shot with a Panasonic HVX-200 in 1080i recorded directly to a FS-100. Endless thanks go to Matt who provided me with the equipment.
I'm tired, folks.
This is the first blog post since November, and although I've been active behind the scenes, I suppose my public persona has stepped out of the light.
Here's a few reasons why.
I began my research in May, 2002. At that point I was working construction jobs to pay my bills and I was still living in my hometown of Oneonta, New York. I was just an 18 year old kid that spent his spare time scribbling in notebooks and creating what would become the first draft of Loose Change, the movie.
A point may come when I decide to share that script with the movement/community/whomever, but, the part of me that wants to release it is overshadowed by the part that realizes it probably should stay where it currently resides; eight spiral-bound notebooks somewhere in my personal belongings.
Alot of things happened to me between May, 2002 and April 13th, 2005 when the first edition of Loose Change, the documentary, was finally released.
This show was a blast. Uncle Nasty was a great guy, real balanced, and made for a great moderator. He's a big Ron Paul fan.
Virtually every caller agreed with us, and the one that didn't, "Chris", was adamant that the WTC was constructed with a "vertical concrete core." Naturally, we challenged him on this, the conversation gets somewhat heated, and Chris is dropped when he calls me a "fucking parrot" because I was not a structural engineer, even though I never claimed to be.
Frank Caliendo even did an introduction for our segment.
Check it out.