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Your Government Appointees at Work

From http://www.opednews.com/articles/YOUR-GOVERNMENT-APPOINTEES-by-Marc-Estrin-100110-292.html :

Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/YOUR-GOVERNMENT-APPOINTEES-by-Marc-Estrin-100110-292.html

January 10, 2010

Your Government Appointees at Work

By Marc Estrin

Cass Sunstein is President Obama's Harvard Law School friend, and recently appointed Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

In a recent scholarly article, he and coauthor Adrian Vermeule take up the question of "Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures". (J. Political Philosophy, 7 (2009), 202-227). This is a man with the president's ear. This is a man who would process information and regulate things. What does he here propose?

Civil disobedience by "The Yes Men"

This is an interesting press release on how "The Yes Men" bring attention to their causes, and shame the authorities. Any lessons for 9/11 Truth here?

Mike Zimmer

See http://www.theprogressivemind.info/?p=20944

September 24, 2009

“Balls Across America” direct-action campaign launched NYPD abuse of authority big factor in arrest

Contact: The Yes Men

Andy Bichlbaum, co-founder of activist group the Yes Men, emerged after 26 hours in New York City’s central lockup with all charges against him dismissed.[1]

“The judge just laughed,” said Bichlbaum. “The police had a less well-developed sense of humor - and, it turned out, much less regard for the law. But all in all, I’m ecstatic that they arrested me.”

Todd and Lisa Beamer make a bundle?

Has anyone have any knowledge regarding these claims made in a comment by poster "Henry Kissinger" on a hit piece in the examiner ( http://www.examiner.com/x-17336-Midland-County-Public-Policy-Examiner~y2009m9d12-Charlie-Sheen-is-an-idiot-and-so-are-you ):

"Henry Kissinger says:
Todd Beamer's memorial service was held on 09/16/01 at the Princeton Alliance Church in Plainsboro, New Jersey. Todd Beamer's wife, Lisa Beamer, a grieving mother of two and four months pregnant with her third child, registers TODDBEAMER.ORG four days later on 09/20/01, incorporates The Todd M. Beamer Memorial Foundation eight days later on 9/24/01 and then applies for the trademark "Let's Roll" ten days later on 9/26/01. Instead of acting like a wife and mother who should be experiencing untold grief, shock, and loss, her behavior turns a catastrophic personal tragedy into a cold and calculating cheap publicity stunt. But then the U S Government's propaganda machine needed heroes as well as villains paraded through the media for their 9/11 conspiracy theory.

Big Safari, the Kennedy Assassination, & the war for control of the Venice Airport

Big Safari, the Kennedy Assassination, & the war for control of the Venice Airport

.... Sept 08, 2009
by Daniel Hopsicker

A fierce war being waged for control of the Venice Municipal Airport has led to the discovery of covert CIA and military operations, dating back to at least 1959, which go well beyond what was previously known to have taken place there.

Operations at the Venice Airport have involved individuals whose names figure prominently in the Kennedy Assassination, for example Texas oilman General D. H. (Harry) Byrd, owner of a defense contractor which in the late 50's and early 60's built and launched Regulus II cruise missiles from the beach directly in front of the Venice Airport in a program run out of at Eglin AFB in Florida’s panhandle.

“Vought's Regulus II was a Mach 2 capable cruise missile optimized for launch from surfaced submarines and other Navy surface vessels, and later served as a high-speed target drone for other weapon development programs,” company literature stated.

The Waning Power of Truth by Paul Craig Roberts


I never thought that I would be lauding the father of Reganomics, but here is another fine article from Paul Craig Roberts.

Mike Zimmer

The Waning Power of Truth by Paul Craig Roberts

June 19, 2009 "Information Clearing House" -- David Ray Griffin, the nemesis of the collection of disinformation known as the 9/11 Commission Report, has taken up the question of Osama Bin Laden, Dead or Alive?

On the basis of the available evidence, Griffin concludes that bin Laden died in December 2001, most likely of kidney failure. He has been kept alive in the media by US government PSYOPS as a useful bogyman to justify America’s illegal wars of aggression. The messages received from bin Laden since his death appear to be conveniently timed fabrications designed to advance US government purposes.

Osama bin Laden is likely to become a mythical person, like the Georgia Tech student, George P. Burdell, who will be sighted from time to time over a period that exceeds the length of a human life.

The attacks on nano-thermite paper and the Bentham journals begin

Dr. John R Moffett fires a salvo at the Dr. Niels Harrit paper on active thermitic material, using the fake paper that was recently published as his talking point. This was as we predicted yesterday.

We really need the heavy hitters to go over there and rebut his arguments. I won't try, since I don't consider my argumentation skills up to the task, but we need sane, well informed, articulate voices to go on the counter-attack. It helps a lot if they are credentialed experts in relevant fields.

Here is my list of points from yesterday that might be used to craft a response. There are other great point on the thread:


What will happen over and over now, I suspect, is the following:

- A hit piece will be published
- A letter or comment using the Niels Harrit et al paper will be published
- Another comment using this information on Bentham will be posted to discredit the nanothermite research.

We really need to have a very clear, concise, convincing rebuttal ready to post for this situation.
We need someone with a deep understanding of the situation to prepare the talking points regarding:

Why the resistance to 9-11 truth?- UPDATE


Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/Why-the-resistance-to-9-11-by-Carol-Wolman-090615-739.html

June 15, 2009

Why the resistance to 9-11 truth?- UPDATE

By Carol Wolman

This paper was first published in Feb. 2007. It received over 100 comments at op-ed news, and I’m still getting requests from people who want to make comments, so I’m reposting it.

President Obama is continuing the 9-11 coverup. Meanwhile, more and more professionals- architects and engineers, intelligence officers, health care workers- are giving speeches denouncing the coverup, and circulating petitions to have a new, impartial investigation focusing on the question which was never asked the first time-


Why the resistance to 9-11 truth? By Carol Wolman OP Ed News

Lots of comments on this one. See Steve lesser get shellacked.


Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_carol_wo_070217_why_the_resistance_t.htm

February 17, 2007

Why the resistance to 9-11 truth?

By Carol Wolman

Anyone who has studied 9-11 at all knows it was an inside job.

Bush was not surprised. His brother Marvin's security company closed down one tower the week before and brought in lots of cables and other equipment. The towers, including building 7, were dropped by controlled demolition. The planes provided a dramatic cover story- great pix.

Rumsfeld had control of scrambling planes transferred to himself, exclusively, a few months before, and then disappeared that morning, so no planes intercepted the four hijacked airliners. Instead, there was a "stand-down" of NORAD. By some strange coincidence, a military exercise was being run that am which simulated planes crashing into buildings, so that the air traffic controllers were confused about whether the "attack" was real or part of a drill.

Amazon not accepting (positive) responses for reviews on Griffin's new book

I am trying to record my approval of reviews posted on Amazon of David Ray Griffin's new book on Osama Bin Laden, Osama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive?. I get the message indicating that my comment has been processed, but the counters do not increment. Elizabeth Woodworth has reported to me that others are telling her the same thing. Can some others try this and see if they get the same results? The link is


Here is the interaction:

The question after each review is: "Was this review helpful to you?"
The response button I choose for each good review is "Yes"
The Amazon response is "Thanks for your feedback"
The counter at the top of the review does not increment.

Is this a computer glitch, a mis-understanding of what is supposed to happen, or someone gaming Amazon to keep favorable review counts down?

Michael Zimmer

Dr. J.'s Commentary: Conspiracy Theory Theory, Revisited

From Dr. Steven Jonas, writing on Buzzflash http://blog.buzzflash.com/jonas/159 , a piece favorably disposed to 9/11 Truth :

"Finally, there is the possibly grandest of them all, the posited 9-11 conspiracy. We may never get to the bottom of this one, but the work of my colleague Allen Rolland, who has the credibility to publish on Salon, is a good place to start.

Welcome to the U.S. foreign policy conspiracy archive, folks. It is very well-stocked."

9/11 Truth on Canadian Progressive Site "Rabble".

A recent post on the significant Canadian progressive site "Rabble" - check out the comments, join and post if you are so inclined:


"May 5, 2009 - 3:44am

Not new, per se, but I just found this.

The Top Ten Connections Between NIST and Nano-Thermites

... despite a number of variations in NIST’s story, it never considered explosives or pyrotechnic materials in any of its hypotheses. This omission is at odds with several other striking facts; first, the requirement of the national standard for fire investigation (NFPA 921), which calls for testing related to thermite and other pyrotechnics, and second, the extensive experience NIST investigators have with explosive and thermite materials.


YouTube - Robin Hordon talks about 9/11 Truth for Peace.

Found on YouTube:

"Robin Hordon's Website is well worth exploring.

Robin Hordon talks to 9/11 activists about the need link the 9/11 message to the ultimate goal of PEACE that is universally embraced by Peace groups, anti-war movement and others who are plain sick of war.

Hordon's Bio:

A 60 year old grandfather who recently moved to Kingston, WA (west of Seattle across the Puget Sound) from New Hampshire to help my daughter and granddaughter.


7:00 pm, Sunday May 24th
Alix Goolden Performance Hall
907 Pandora St., Victoria
Tickets: $10.00

Former Intelligence Officer, a Cambridge Graduate, is on a Cross Canada Tour

Bush Trying to Avoid War Crimes Charges - Jack Cafferty

Bush Trying to Avoid War Crimes Charges - Jack Cafferty
by Paisano1 | October 29, 2008 at 08:45 pm

2 Minute Video
President Bush is trying to pardon himself
Should Congress pass a bill giving immunity to President Bush for possible war crimes?

Video is from 2006 - Does anyone have any information as to whether the legislation passed? Jack says it was legislation to redefine the status of detaineesm Any info would be appreciated.

Posted 10/29/2008

(VIDEO HERE) http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21113.htm

From: TheShipbuilder
Added: September 28, 2006

Reflections on the 9/11 Truth 'March On Ottawa', 2008

From http://911civilinfo.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-reflections-on-911-truth-march-on.html .

I was there, and left in disgust at the bull-horn use; totally bone-headed and counter-productive.

Friday, October 10, 2008
My Reflections on the 9/11 Truth 'March On Ottawa', 2008
by Wayne Prante

I have been planning to write this for some time but wanted to allow people to enjoy their feelings of success, to recover and relax, to process their experiences, as wells as to post videos and pictures, etc. I have been very busy with various 9/11 related projects and personal issues, but have also needed time to process a lot of stuff. Now the time has come to collate the thoughts and feelings that have been running through my mind since 9/11/08.