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Confessing What?

This is worth watching and considering very carefully:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-ABSA1C9OY

John Perkins apparently reached a crisis point within himself which compelled him to write “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” in which he unmasks the collusion between U.S.Government, Military, and Financial forces in order to extend U.S. empire, and his role in that process.
What he chooses not to unmask is as revealing.

Perkins wants us to believe that he is truly sorry for what he did . . . that he now “gets it” and wants to be part of the solution. Let’s examine that contention:

This is timely

This is an excellent short interview with a 94 year old man who was a member of the French Resistance in WW11. He has written a book called "Time for Outrage."

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/social_issues/july-dec11/outrage_10-11.html

Playing Devil's Advocate with Michael Shermer

A couple of months ago I emailed Michael Shermer. To my surprise, he responded.
I wrote him as a "concerned citizen and parent" ( I'm not a parent, btw,) wondering what he would say to someone genuinely questioning the official 9/11 narrative.

Mr. Shermer,

A colleague referred me to this video clip of Dr. Niels Harrit, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen. In this video he refers to a substance called "nanothermite."

"Conspiracy Theories" do not interest me. However, scientific evidence of an extremely high tech explosive in the lower Manhattan dust bothers me greatly.

Is there any validity to this claim?

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No, Richard, no validity to the "microthermite" story whatsoever. None. No one found thermite or microthermite or superthermite or any other type of thermite at ground zero. And even if they did, thermite cannot do what they claim it can. This was all tested years ago.

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Mr. Shermer,

Thank you for your reply. That eases my mind a great deal.

I Hate This

Posted this on a personality type web site:

This may seem afield from an INFJ topic, but if you read all of it I think you’ll see the connection.

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I hate this. I don’t want to think about it, but I can’t stop thinking about it. This information has screwed and is screwing with my head, which does not need any additional screws rattling around in it, if you get my drift.
It makes my stomach feel hollow sometimes; like when I’m terrified; my Fight or Flight system kicks in, but Flight is impossible, and Fight looks futile.
I wish I didn’t know.
But I do. And nothing is ever going to change it.
The question now is: what do I do?
Talking about it with most people is not only fruitless, it’s downright counterproductive. Within fifteen seconds of mentioning this I see the body language: the averted gaze, the held breath, the feet suddenly pointing away as if preparing to flee an assailant. By all measures of logic, I am speaking logically, but this logic is logic of the damned. Step near it, and its implications begin to pull like a Black Hole. Hm. No wonder people’s denial response wins 99% of the time.

25 Story Building Collapses in Brazil

http://news.yahoo.com/video/world-15749633/25-storey-block-collapses-in-brazil-24012047#video=24025778

This is interesting because the video clearly shows very large chunks of concrete being lifted from the rubble pile, which is to be expected in a gravity driven high-rise collapse. Of course there were no such large concrete pieces in the rubble pile of Towers 1 and 2, and Building 7; it was all reduced to powder.

NANOTHERMITE CHANGES EVERYTHING

Calling all graphic designers: Three words: NANOTHERMITE CHANGES EVERYTHING.
Subtitle: ae911truth.org

Possible subtitle: wake up america

9/11 Truth activists,
These three words can be an info-weapon for awakening the masses.
Imagine these words/stickers all over the place: car bumpers, highway billboards, bulletin boards, telephone poles, and everywhere else they belong. Use your imagination. We can make it nearly impossible for anyone to claim ignorance by covering the country with these words.

If you have graphic design skills, these three words would look great arranged in the manner of Obama's "YES, WE CAN!" signs.

Just by itself, NANOTHERMITE CHANGES EVERYTHING makes a potent social consciousness thought bomb.

They can be large or small, but most importantly they need to be EVERYWHERE. We need a mass social awakening before the next 9/11.

9/11 Comedy ( a real world scenario)

Sometimes I'm stunned by how quickly a scientifically-trained person jumps off the ship of reason when it comes to 9/11/01.

Heresy

(I sent this to the Rocky Mountain News Letters to the Editor today. So far no word on if it will be published.)

This Friday night at The Tattered Cover in LoDo, Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth will present scientific evidence proving beyond reasonable doubt that the World Trade Center towers and World Trade Building 7 were demolished by conventional and novel forms of controlled demolition. He invites the best and most skeptical minds in the metro area to be there and to show him any errors of logic or reason. He will not be entertaining conjecture or conspiracy theories, but focusing on the hard scientific evidence. Many have refused to look for myriad reasons, but as the great Sherlock Holmes said: ". . .when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." Gage has eliminated the impossible. Which leaves us with some very bitter pills to swallow.

WHEN ENOUGH OF US KNOW

During this holiday season I've found many opportunities to do civil informationing. At one party I actually met a guy who works for NIST ( not in a division of structural engineering ) who had never even heard of WTC 7. When I gave him the basics ( 5:20 pm 9/11/01, 47 floors, over 500 ft. tall, symmetrical collapse exactly like a known controlled demolition, 5.6 seconds: about the time it would take for a bowling ball to hit the ground if dropped off the top of the building,) he looked at me like I was nuts.
Then I told him that the major barrier to understanding this is not intellectual, it is EMOTIONAL,
BECAUSE THE IMPLICATIONS SO SUCK.
I could see his wheels churning, so I changed the subject (it being a holiday party and all,) but on some level this guy is now inoculated with information that could change his life.

When doing civil informationing, a PROMPT of sorts could help us. "9/11 Truth Now" on a black T-shirt immediately brands us to many as conspiracy nuts due to major media disinformation. A flanking approach might be more effective:
I propose:

WHEN ENOUGH OF US KNOW

Carpe Diem

I have this to say to the dissemblers and nay-sayers here: I/We are on to you. Divide and conquer is your modus operandi and IT HAS WORKED HERE FAR TOO OFTEN.
The 9/11 Truth Movement has an unprecedented chance NOW to launch 9/11 Truth into the national conscience. We can debate the fine points here on 9/11 Blogger all we like, but it is up to US to heap fuel onto this fire and blow the lid off the pressure cooker of media complicity.
Each of us does our part = 9/11 Truth Movement phase shift.

This is from Steve Alten:

To the 9/11 Truth Movement

I know you are probably getting tired/annoyed at hearing from me -- my humble apologies. But something is happening in DC that EVERYONE must be aware of, because it will affect all of us:

A few days ago, Michael Chertoff, head of Homeland Security, essentially told reporters that he fears the next 9/11, which could be a suitcase nuke. Yesterday, in threatening to veto a waterboarding ban, Bush said, and I quote, "terrorists are planning new attacks on our country... that will make Sept. 11 pale by comparison."

HOMELAND INSECURITY

HOMELAND INSECURITY

by Paul Levy

...The terrorists we are fighting are not external terrorists, but domestic terrorists who have taken over our government, the very institution which is supposedly protecting us from terrorists. The barbarians have truly stormed the gates and occupy the seats of power. The underlying military-industrial-financial crime syndicate that controls our government is a true terrorist organization.which rules through the creation of terror. The “global war on terrorism” is not a war “on” terrorism, it is a war “of” terrorism...

If terrorists themselves had infiltrated our government and taken control of our country, they could not have done worse damage to our once great nation than George Bush and his regime have accomplished. Bush is just the latest incarnation - in amplified form - of self-serving, darker forces that have progressively insinuated themselves into our government over many administrations. Like his predecessors, Bush is a finger-puppet of the underlying financial-military-industrial crime syndicate that has animated and controlled our government for many years.

From Unlikely Quarters, Bruce Willis Ends The JFK Debate

The Kennedy assassination furore is over and the "conspiracy theorists" won... 9/11 is soon to follow

Paul Joseph Watson
http://prisonplanet.com/articles/may2007/080507brucewillis.htm
Tuesday, May 8, 2007

“...Willis' comments follow last week's definitive revelations concerning the role of CIA veteran E. Howard Hunt in the murder plot and his deathbed confession that the assassination of JFK was a conspiracy on behalf of Lyndon Baines Johnson... The establishment news media have completely blackballed one of the stories of the decade and it would take a very naive person to believe the ignorance wasn't deliberate. As Bruce Willis said, the U.S. government was overthrown in November 1963 and the military-industrial complex have been running the show ever since -- they are still in power today. The press are afraid to cover this story because a lot of people who have pursued the truth about the assassination or simply been in a position to know certain information -- have ended up in a coffin pretty soon after...”

9/11 Mysteries: New Edition

911 Mysteries – The New Version
by Nila Sagadevan

Last evening I attended the screening, in Laguna Beach, of the updated version of this excellent movie. I’m pleased to report it’s absolutely brilliant. Now completely updated, it includes clips of the BBC’s premature announcement of the demolition of WTC 7 and many other rich tidbits, as well as a superb new musical soundtrack. It’s truly a first class piece of moviemaking.

The movie was extremely well received. I helped answer questions afterwards, and can unequivocally say there wasn’t a skeptic left in the house, so compelling is its message. 90 minutes of pure demolition evidence and analysis, laced with eye-opening witness testimonials. Until something better comes along, this is the vehicle that will take the message out to our complacent mainstream.

I think I own every 9/11 movie made, so I feel I can voice an informed, albeit obviously personal, opinion: the new version of “9/11 Mysteries: Part I – Demolitions” is the best 9/11 movie out there at the moment.

And it seems I’m in good company:

"Excellent. The best of the 9/11 movies."

The Greatest Challenge

You know, it could be genetic...

Having argued with all sorts of people about 911, Iraq, the so-called Clash of Civilizations, etc. for several years, my working theory is that there are many people for which xenophobia and an us vs them mentality is the hardwired-by-nature, default mental setting. Probably this is an inheritance from humanity's tribal origins.

Even if it were definitively proven that 911 was an inside job, that the Clash of Civilizations is a figment, that the Iraq War was a geopolitical, aggressive war of choice - such people would simply keep grumbling to themselves about the middle eastern (or chinese, or russian) boogeyman.

I suspect that a good portion of that 30% of the electorate that comprises Bush's base has the gene, so to speak. Logic has no purchase with a hardwired brain. I think this is what Leo Strauss, the neocons' leading ideologue, meant when he stressed the importance of cultural myth-making - appealing to that knee-jerk, default mentality.
Submitted by Carl Nelson on Sat, 04/07/2007 - 2:28pm.