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Historic 9/11 Truth Billboard Revealed in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Awesome Billboard
(Photo of the billboard: http://www.hopedance.org/images/stories/ae911billboard-4.jpg)

PRESS RELEASE:
9/11 Truth Billboard in SLO

San Luis Obispo, August 6, 2010:

In what may be the first of it’s kind in the nation, a group of 9/11 Truth activists organized, designed and paid for a commercial billboard in which 1,200 Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth invite the public to “Examine the Evidence.”

The 24’ (w) x 12’ (h) billboard was installed sometime Thurs. afternoon, Aug. 5, 2010 on South Higuera, just south of Elks Lane in San Luis Obispo (near the Sutcliffe Cemetery). [ MAP: http://tinyurl.com/24jcasv ].

The activists who brought this matter to the people of San Luis Obispo County and the thousands that will drive by the billboard over the next 8 weeks realize that the evidence we are attempting to share is difficult to digest. Many simply cannot bear to question the official version of what happened on 9/11 because the implications are so difficult to face.

Rosie O'Donnell to be back on the air next year...

http://www.eonline.com/videos/v56394_oprah-recruits-rosie-odonnell.html

I'm not certain she will be getting back into the 9/11 Truth debate like she did on The View, but it sure was nice having her encouraging her audience to look further into it then, so it will be nice having her on the air nonetheless. She also interviewed William Rodriguez on the first day of her XM or Sirius Satellite Radio show. If things go crazy in the future, I'd rather have her on TV than off.

Al-Qaida's new leader lived in U.S. for 15 years (AP)

AP Exclusive: New al-Qaida leader knows US well
By CURT ANDERSON (AP)

MIAMI — A suspected al-Qaida operative who lived for more than 15 years in the U.S. has become chief of the terror network's global operations, the FBI says, marking the first time a leader so intimately familiar with American society has been placed in charge of planning attacks.

Adnan Shukrijumah, 35, has taken over a position once held by 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was captured in 2003, Miami-based FBI counterterrorism agent Brian LeBlanc told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview. That puts him in regular contact with al-Qaida's senior leadership, including Osama bin Laden, LeBlanc said.

Sick 9/11 responders rally against lawmakers for not passing Zadroga bill, plan Washington protest

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/08/01/2010-08-01_sick_911_responders_rally_against_lawmakers_for_not_passing_zadr...

BY Lore Croghan
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Sunday, August 1st 2010

Sick 9/11 responders protested lawmakers who failed to pass the<br />
Zadroga health care bill.
Xanthos/News

Sick 9/11 responders protested lawmakers who failed to pass the Zadroga health care bill.

Sickened 9/11 responders vented their fury Sunday against lawmakers who failed to pass the Zadroga health care bill - and vowed to stage a massive protest rally in Washington when Congress returns from a six-week vacation.

Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, bill to help responders, may die

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/07/28/2010-07-28_911_bill_in_trouble.html
BY Michael Mcauliff
DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU
Wednesday, July 28th 2010

 

Aerial view of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade<br />
Center.
 

WASHINGTON - The House votes Wednesday or Thursday for the first time ever on a bill to care for the heroes and victims of Sept. 11, 2001 - and it's likely to fail.

That's because Democratic House leaders decided Tuesday to push ahead with the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act under a rule that requires two-thirds approval to pass.

Many Republicans are concerned about the $10.5 billion price tag, and many don't like the way it's paid for.

News of the scheme immediately alarmed 9/11 responders.

"Whoever votes 'No' tomorrow should go to jail for manslaughter," said John Feal, who lost half his foot at Ground Zero in the cleanup.

Osama Bin Lyin?

Osama Bin Lyin?

Everyone knows that Osama Bin Laden confessed to 9/11 on videotape.

Admittedly, German experts say (rough English translation here) that a Bin Laden tape was mistranslated. But what do the Germans know, other than how to make beer?

Sure, an American computer expert says that a Bin Laden video released in 2007 was spliced together from earlier footage, and that:

There are so many splices that I cannot help but wonder if someone spliced words and phrases together. I also cannot rule out a vocal imitator during the frozen-frame audio. The only way to prove that the audio is really bin Laden is to see him talking in the video....

But he's just a pencil-neck computer geek, so why should we listen to him?

The News Media at War - Written by Terry Hansen

The News Media at War

Ed: As AE911Truth makes many efforts to promote its mission among and through the mainstream media, this article offers some reasons why that has proven to be a daunting and largely unsuccessful effort.

For many Americans, one of the strongest reasons for accepting the official story about the shocking events of Sept. 11, 2001, is their deep-seated belief in the free press. We are taught from an early age that the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution guarantees us many cherished freedoms, among which is freedom of the press.

Politico: Chances dim for swift 9/11 decision

 

Chances dim for swift 9/11 decision
By: Josh Gerstein
June 20, 2010 07:07 AM EDT

Attorney General Eric Holder said the decision over where to hold the trial for alleged 9/11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammad was “weeks away” — three months ago.

SEC: Government Destroyed Documents Regarding Pre-9/11 Put Options

SEC: Government Destroyed Documents Regarding Pre-9/11 Put Options

On September 19, 2001, CBS reported:

Sources tell CBS News that the afternoon before the attack, alarm bells were sounding over unusual trading in the U.S. stock options market.

An extraordinary number of trades were betting that American Airlines stock price would fall.

The trades are called "puts" and they involved at least 450,000 shares of American. But what raised the red flag is more than 80 percent of the orders were "puts", far outnumbering "call" options, those betting the stock would rise.

Sources say they have never seen that kind of imbalance before, reports CBS News Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson. Normally the numbers are fairly even.

After the terrorist attacks, American Airline stock price did fall obviously by 39 percent, and according to sources, that translated into well over $5 million total profit for the person or persons who bet the stock would fall.

 

 

Pakistan’s spy agency working with Taliban, study says

Pakistan's ISI intelligence agency provides funding, training and sanctuary to the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to a study which claimed to have the strongest evidence yet of their links.

However the report for the London School of Economics (LSE) was on Sunday dismissed by the Pakistani military as "malicious and baseless".

The LSE study, based on interviews with nine Taliban field commanders in Afghanistan between February and May this year, claims their relationship goes far beyond what is currently known.

"Although the Taliban has a strong endogenous impetus, according to Taliban commanders the ISI orchestrates, sustains and strongly influences the movement," wrote author Matt Waldman, a fellow at Harvard University.

"They say it gives sanctuary to both Taliban and Haqqani groups, and provides huge support in terms of training, funding, munitions, and supplies. In their words, this is 'as clear as the sun in the sky'."

GOP opposes 9/11 workers' health fund

GOP: U.S. can't afford to fund health 'entitlement program' for 9/11 rescue workers

By Michael Mcauliff
DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU

WASHINGTON - Republicans argued Tuesday that it would put the nation's finances at risk if Congress gave ailing Sept. 11 responders a permanent, guaranteed program to ensure they get health care.

Calling the Sept. 11 Health and Compensation Act a new "entitlement program" like Medicare, GOP members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee argued the nation already has too much that it must pay for. They said  obligating the feds for lifetime care of tens of thousands of 9/11 responders was too much of a burden.

9/11 families oppose Holder proposal to modify Miranda

During an interview Sunday on ABC television's current affairs talk show This Week, Attorney General Eric Holder suggested creating an exception to so-called Miranda rights established in a 1966 Supreme Court ruling that forbids prosecutors from using statements made by suspects before they have been warned that they have a right to remain silent.

"We're now dealing with international terrorists," the attorney general told NBC television. "And I think that we have to think about perhaps modifying the rules that interrogators have and somehow coming up with something that is flexible and is more consistent with the threat that we now face."

Monday morning, an anti-war organization for survivors of the September 11, 2001 attacks along with friends and family members of the victims, blasted the proposal.

Donna Marsh O’Connor, spokesperson for September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, issued the following statement:

TED talk: The amazing political effectiveness of ... the Handwritten Letter!

Omar Ahmad: Political Change with Pen and Paper

Politicians are strange creatures, says politician Omar Ahmad. And the best way to engage them on your pet issue is a monthly handwritten letter. Ahmad shows why old-fashioned correspondence is more effective than email, phone or even writing a check -- and shares the four simple steps to writing a letter that works.