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Obama threatens to Veto proposed second probe into 2001 Anthrax attacks.

Obama Veto Is Threatened on 2010 Intelligence Budget Measure
By Jeff Bliss
March 15 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama probably would veto legislation authorizing the next budget for U.S. intelligence agencies if it calls for a new investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks, an administration official said.

A proposed probe by the intelligence agencies’ inspector general “would undermine public confidence” in an FBI probe of the attacks “and unfairly cast doubt on its conclusions,” Peter Orszag, director of the Office of Management and Budget, wrote in a letter to leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence committees.

On Feb. 19, the Obama administration released a 92-page summary of a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe that said the late Bruce Ivins, a government scientist, was behind the attacks. Lawmakers including Representative Rush Holt, a New Jersey Democrat, have questioned the thoroughness of the investigation.

Anthrax-laced letters sent to lawmakers and news outlets nine years ago infected 22 people, killing five.

Many WTC responders show early signs of heart woes

Many WTC responders show early signs of heart woes
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE,
Ap Medical Writer – Sat Mar 13, 8:20 am ET

ATLANTA – Law enforcement officers who worked near ground zero after the World Trade Center attacks seem to show early signs of heart problems at a higher rate than would be expected for their age, a new study suggests.

Nearly half of about 1,200 law enforcement workers who went to Mount Sinai Medical Center's program in New York to monitor medical effects from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack showed some impaired heart function on ultrasound tests. The study was released Saturday at an American College of Cardiology conference.

"This is the first study to suggest a potential link between exposure to ground zero and early preclinical heart abnormalities," said Dr. Lori Croft, who led the work. Inhaling dust particles that can cause lung and heart disease may be to blame, she said.

Congressman Rush Holt Urges Independent Anthrax Investigation

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12) succeeded in including language in the 2010 Intelligence Authorization Bill that would require the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community to examine the possibility of a foreign connection to the 2001 anthrax attacks. The amendment was added less than a week after the FBI arbitrarily closed its investigation.

See Also...

The Anthrax Attacks Remain Unsolved: The FBI disproved its main theory about how the spores were weaponized.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704541004575011421223515284.html
The Wall Street Journal - Jan. 24th, 2010

Ventura: ‘You’re not allowed to ask’ about 9/11

This video from RT was posted at YouTube on March 12, 2010.

http://rawstory.com/2010/03/ventura-youre-allowed-ask-911/
By Muriel Kane
Friday, March 12th, 2010

March 6 & 7, 2010, Valley Forge Convention Center - "Treason in America: 911, the Wars & Our Broken Constitution" Conference

Treason in America: 9/11, the Wars & Our Broken Constitution Conference

Hosted by: Betsy (Orr) Metz, An independent truth activist

A two-day non-partisan truth conference with speakers, movie clips & music discussing our current state of affairs and how we got here. From 9/11, the "wars on terror" and the private, not public, Federal Reserve to the undermining of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights via Patriot Acts 1 & 2, to connecting the dots between different events that go unreported (or under-reported), as a whole, in our mainstream media. Calling on left & right truth-seekers to find common ground and work together to help revive our country! Come learn what many do not know, but what many are waking up to. Knowledge is power.

For more information:
http://www.treasoninamericaconference.com

Show Dates and Times:
03/06/10 (Saturday) 9am - 6pm (Music 7-10pm)
03/07/10 (Sunday) 9am - 6pm

Full Schedule Below...

Russia Today: 9/11 truthers find home in New Hampshire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUkDfWavZyE

9/11 is on the ballot this spring in 12 towns in New Hampshire. People throughout the region are encouraging their neighbors to "vote for answers." They want the federal government to launch a new inquiry into what happened on that day now nearly 9 years ago.

Twelve New England towns demand 9/11 reinvestigation

A new movement to reinvestigate the 9/11 attacks is gaining pace in the US. With major public support, 12 towns are set to decide whether to ask the federal government for a new independent probe.

We Are Change Colorado Interviews KBDI Channel 12's President/CEO Wick Roland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikZTAmi8Lfc

Over the last couple years working with Colorado 911 Visibility and other activist groups in our area along with the wonderful people at KBDI channel 12 we were able to show many powerful films that have never been shown on network cable TV access before. KBDI broke ground by having the courage to air these incredible movies. These films were some of the most successful ever aired on KBDI. What that says to us is that as Wick Roland CEO says in the video "struck a chord with a large segment of our population."

Why We are Susceptible to Manipulation

Washington's Blog
Monday, February 22, 2010

Biologists and sociologists tell us that our brains evolved in small groups or tribes.

As one example of how profoundly the small-group environment affected our brains, Daily Galaxy points out:

Research shows that one of the most powerful ways to stimulate more buying is celebrity endorsement. Neurologists at Erasmus University in Rotterdam report that our ability to weigh desirability and value doesn’t function normally if an item is endorsed by a well-known face. This lights up the brain’s dorsal claudate nucleus, which is involved in trust and learning. Areas linked to longer-term memory storage also fire up. Our minds overidentify with celebrities because we evolved in small tribes. If you knew someone, then they knew you. If you didn’t attack each other, you were probably pals.

This GLOBAL MEDIA EVENT will be simultaneously hosted in over 47 cities worldwide!

1,000 Architects and Engineers Call for Grand Jury into 9/11!

1,000 Signatures from “Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth)” to be Submitted Today to Congress—Petition Cites New Scientific Evidence of Explosive Demolition at WTC

This GLOBAL MEDIA EVENT will be simultaneously hosted in over 47 cities worldwide!

WHEN: Friday February 19, 2010, 10:00-11:00 AM
WHERE: Ground Zero, Manhattan (in front of the PATH Station)

PHOTO AVAILABILITY:
Actor Daniel Sunjata, and Author Sander Hicks, for AE911Truth, will discuss the evidence and the significance of this petition with the public at Ground Zero.

More than 1,000 independent architects and engineers world-wide now support the call for an independent investigation into the destruction of the three World Trade Center buildings (1, 2, and 7).

Colorado Press Conference and Petition Delivery

COLORADO PRESS CONFERENCE:
1,000 Architects and Engineers Call for New 9/11 Investigation
Cite Evidence of Explosive Demolition at WTC

When: Friday, February 19th, 2010

Time & Where:

8:30 am: Office of the Honorable Ed Perlmutter, 12600 West Colfax Avenue, Suite B-400, Lakewood, CO

9:30 am: Office of the Honorable Diana DeGette, 600 Grant St., Suite 202, Denver, CO

10.00 am: Office of the Honorable Jared Polis, 1200 East 78th Avenue, Thornton, CO

12:00 noon: Office of Senator Michael F. Bennet, 2300 15th St., Suite 450, Denver, CO

2:00 pm: Office of the Honorable Mike Coffman, 9220 Kimmer Drive, Suite 220, Lone Tree, CO

Who: Representatives of AE911Truth and Richard Gage, AIA, SF Bay Area architect and founder of the non-profit Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Inc. (AE911Truth) will announce that more than 1,000 architects and engineers in dozens of countries now support the call for a new independent investigation into the destruction of the Twin Towers and Building 7 at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Spanish Inquiry of Alleged Bush-Era War Crimes Begins TODAY

On Monday morning, February 15, 2010, in a Madrid courtroom, Judge Balthazar Garzon will formally convene his investigation of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity allegedly committed by officials, at various levels, of the Government of the United States and their surrogates in and from a variety of other countries.

The investigation by the Spanish Magistrate could go on for several months and involve testimony from a range of victims, some of whom are Spanish nationals who allegedly were detained and brutally tortured over a considerable period of time. The investigation by Judge Garzon will be the first formal, comprehensive examination of the alleged criminal activity which occurred in the post 9/11 period and could lead to a number of officials being charged and ordered to stand trial.

It is expected that the first witness will be Dr. William F. Pepper, the international human rights Barrister and Attorney, who was asked by the Court to file an Opinion and testify as an expert on the issue of jurisdiction of the Spanish Court with respect to the various crimes being alleged which include Waging Aggressive War, Kidnapping/Extraordinary Rendition, Arbitrary Detention, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity and Torture.

More here:
http://thedesperateblogger.com/2010/02/spanish-inquiry-of-alleged-bush-era-war-crimes-begins-monday/

Eric Holder casts doubt on 9/11 trials: Attorney General 'not sure' if holding trials in NYC is important.

From Raw Story - Published: Friday February 12, 2010

US Attorney General Eric Holder appeared in an interview published Friday to leave open the option of abandoning a civilian trial for accused September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

Holder's interview with the Washington Post came amid a backlash at the Obama administration's attempt to bring some terror suspects to justice through civil rather than military courts and to try Sheikh Mohammed in New York.

"At the end of the day, wherever this case is tried, in whatever forum, what we have to ensure is that it's done as transparently as possible and with adherence to all the rules," Holder told the Post.

"If we do that, I'm not sure the location or even the forum is as important as what the world sees in that proceeding."

Holder made clear to the Post, however, that a military trial of Mohammed, who is currently in the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay, was neither his personal nor legal preference.

Manny Badillo Talks with RT About the New Photos

Russia Today | New picture releases are shedding light on September 11th, some say they prove that the assault on America proves a homegrown attack.

New picture releases are shedding light on September 11th, some say they prove that the assault on America proves a homegrown attack. The new photos are provided by US national institute of standards and technology. There are over 2,000 new photos that have been made public. Manny Badillo says that you see an explosion from the inside, not what it has seemed to be, he says there has never been a building taken down by a plane.

NYPD World Trade Center 9/11 Aerials

ABC News recently obtained these images after filing a Freedom of Information Act request in 2009 with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which had collected as part of an investigation into the collapse of the World Trade Center.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/slideshow?id=9763032

Image Description

In August ABC News saw that the NIST was asking various photographers for permission to release images they collected from the investigation, completed in 2005, into the collapse of the World Trade Centers. NIST was asking amateur, professional and freelance photographers whether the release of the pictures would be objectionable to them. (Det. Greg Semendinger/NYC Police Aviation Unit)

Some of the pictures have never been released before, such as this one taken from NYPD Helicopters showing the vast size of the dust cloud generated when the towers collapsed...