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The questions I like to ask.

As Claude Levi-Strauss once said, "the wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions." These are some of my questions for antiwar people.

If you didn't believe Bush/Cheney about WMD, then why do you believe them regarding the events of 9/11?

If congress was wrong regarding WMD evidence, why do you assume they are right about 9/11 evidence?

If you don't believe the Warren Commission regarding Kennedy's assassination, what makes you think the 9/11 commission did any better?

Do you have questions you like to ask antiwar people or people in general?

Would any 9/11 truther object to Ron Paul being President?

Ron Paul recently made a great speech on the floor of congress. The transcript and the link to the video of his speech are here.

It's time for 9/11 truthers to recruit this man to be President. Below is a link to contact congressman Paul and tell him we would be honored to have him as a President. Maybe if he sees a groundswell of support he will consider it. If nothing else his campaign would bring to light issues that we could all support.

Which parts of Popular Mechanics debunking do you believe/trust?

Popular Mechanics magazine has been debunking 9/11 myths for some time. chuckle, chuckle. For those of you that have read the articles and/or the book, what parts did they get right and why do you believe they are true?
If you've read any of my diaries then you probably have figured out that I don't rule out anything. I don't believe we've been given enough information to rule out anything and we've been given plenty of disinfo by means of phony witnesses and doctored photos/video.
I believe the only way that we get to the truth is to get people on the stand and cross examine them with the all the evidence declassified which will never happen.
I also believe it's okay if we don't get all the information because as Frank Loyd Wright famously said "the truth is more important than the facts."
Please share your thoughts and be specific.

Did Popular Mechanics get back to Charles Goyette about the DNA?

Did Popular Mechanics ever get back to Charles Goyette about the DNA question? Where did the government get the DNA to match up to the hijackers? The best argument Davin Colburn from Popular Mechanics had was "I'll get back to you." Did Davin get back to Charles?

Bringing Bush to Court

I found this article about a book called "United States vs. George W. Bush" and thought it would be appropriate for this venue. While it does not speak to the crimes of 9/11 it does lay out what a case against President Bush might look like if it were brought to court. It doesn't stop with Bush, it goes after Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, and even Powell.
I don't actually believe any of the higher ups in the Bush administration are going to be brought to court even when 9/11 truth breaks through, but I do believe presenting a hypothetical case against Bush and his cohorts does a service.
The book is written by Elizabeth de la Vega, a former federal prosecutor and if you scroll down to the lower part of the page you will find her comments about the book.

Getting rid of your shame will help 9/11 truth.

Since 9/11 I have been forced to address the shame that I had inside me. I realized that I would have to get rid of that shame in order to be an effective citizen of change for this planet. The way that I got rid of my shame was by sharing things about myself that I was afraid to share in the past for fear of embarrassment with everyone in my life.

This approach worked, but it caused me some unexpected side effects which I wish I could take back. In light of that I would like to suggest two helpful books which should help relieve your shame without going through the trouble of sharing all of your embarrassments with others. The first book is "Feeling Good" by David Burns. I want to specifically point you to chapter 13 of this book. "Your Work Is Not Your Worth." Teaching yourself to do the "operationalization technique" will help you tremendously. If you don't want to read the whole book at least read this chapter. It could change your life.

Another book I would recommend is "A New Guide to Rational Living" by Albert Ellis. I would recommend any book by Albert Ellis, but this one is particularly effective in describing how to change your emotions by changing your thoughts.

How long have you been a 9/11 truther?

I've been a truther for a little over two years. In my family and friendships I would say that I've gotten 10 people to admit the possibility that we've been lied to about 9/11. I don't know if any are actively promoting the truth. I don't understand why people are so reluctant to take the lead on it. I've done some other things that have hopefully turned some people onto the truth. I try to discuss it with people who seem open minded every chance I get. I've been handicapped by an event in the past year that prevents me from doing as much as I would like to do. I'm interested in others posting their stories in the comments of this diary.

Who do 9/11 truthers want to be President in 08'

My nomination is Ray McGovern and Paul Craig Roberts VP. It appears that our votes will decide the next president since there are more 9/11 truthers than those that chose the last two presidents combined. Whomever we nominate will win. Isn't that exciting?

They can do all because they think they can. - Virgil, Roman Poet

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. - Walter Gagehot

Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. - M. C. Escher

It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Eric Alterman writes about State of Denial 9/11 info and Philip Zelikow.

Here is some interesting writing by Eric Alterman that asks some key questions regarding 9/11. The piece covers the new pre-9/11 revelations in Bob Woodward's book State of Denial as well as Philip Zelikow's connections to Condi Rice and George W. Bush.

Quotes to guide those pushing 9/11 truth.

I find it very inspiring and comforting to read quotes from those who have gone through great periods of struggle, so I put together some quotes in hopes that they will inspire and/or comfort others.

Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. - Galileo Galilei

A loud voice cannot compete with a clear voice, even if it's a whisper. - Barry Neil Kaufman

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. - Albert Einstein

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. - Mark Twain

The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think. - Aristotle

Sit down before facts like a child, and be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing. - T.H. Huxley

Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. - Da Vinci

The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments. - Friedrich Nietzsche