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Poll: News media's credibility plunges to new low

SAN FRANCISCO – The news media's credibility is sagging along with its revenue.

Nearly two-thirds of Americans think the news stories they read, hear and watch are frequently inaccurate, according to a poll released Sunday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. That marks the highest level of skepticism recorded since 1985, when this study of public perceptions of the media was first done.

The survey found that 63 percent of the respondents thought the information they get from the media was often off base. In Pew Research's previous survey, in 2007, 53 percent of the people expressed that doubt about accuracy.

The findings indicate U.S. newspapers and broadcasters could be alienating the audiences they are struggling to keep as they try to survive financial turmoil. Pew Research didn't attempt to gauge how shrinking newspapers, reduced staffs and other cutbacks at news organizations are affecting people's perceptions, although the reductions probably haven't helped, said Michael Dimock, an associate director for the center.

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LA Weekly: 9/11 Truth and Reconciliation in Tehachapi, CA

9/11: Truth and Reconciliation in Tehachapi

By Adam Gropman
Published on September 08, 2009 at 11:13pm

At the sleepy outdoor market in Tehachapi, about two hours Northeast of L.A., something colorful and a bit visually arresting stands out from the usual array of vendors. It’s the booth of some kind of “9/11 Truth” group. This being mid-2009, and well into an Obama presidency under attack by birthers and deathers and the like, the persistence of these 9/11 truthers can come across as admirable, misguided or perhaps a combination.

LA Weekly: What Would 9/11 Have Been Like in the Age of Social Media?

What Would 9-11 Be Like in the Age of Social Media?

By Alexia Tsotsis in Tech, iSociety
Friday, Sep. 11 2009 @ 9:02AM

During the President's health care speech two days ago, the shared experience that is the realtime Internet reacted to a perfect Twitter-fodder event -- Joe Wilson's "you lie" outburst -- with a surprising amount of conversation about the real issue in the room, health care reform.

This realtime 24-7 Internet did not exist in 2001. We had the earliest versions of social media, instant messaging and blogs. But we had nowhere near the household use of many-to-many communication channels like Twitter and text messages. For the most part we spent 9-11 watching CNN. The Web in '09 is more about doing rather than watching. Twitter asks, "What are you doing RIGHT NOW?"

NYCCAN Video: Vote for Answers

Three 9-11 family members ask unanswered questions about September 11th, part of an appeal by the New York Coalition for Accountability Now (NYCCAN) for a new, independent 9-11 commission. For more information go to NYCCAN.org.

Journalists and Other Media Professionals for 9/11 Truth (JOMP911T) launches a website


Journalists and Other Media Professionals for 9/11 Truth (JOMP911T) launches a website calling for a new and independent investigation into the events of September 11, 2001.

JOMP911T joins other professional groups in the call, including Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, and Veterans for 9/11 Truth.

The organization has garnered initial support and recognition from many 9/11 Truth activists including David Ray Griffin, Graeme MacQueen, Thierry Meyssan and Giulietto Chiesa.

JOMP911T invites all media professional and journalists, from around the globe, and their supporters, to join our collective call for a new inquiry by visiting our website www.jomp911t.org to review and sign our petition.

Russia Today covers the Eighth Anniversay of 9/11.


Russia Today - American citizens are pounding the streets, still searching for answers because the official version of the 9/11events has failed to satisfy many people, and there are calls for a fresh investigation into the tragedy.

Erin Broadley of LAWeekly.com reaches out to the Truth Movement.

Hi, this is Erin Broadley of LAWeekly.com. Last fall you linked to an
article I had written about Denis Leary's appearance at book soup.
Thought you might be interested in linking up these two news stories for
your readers as well. Let me know!

What Would 9/11 Have Been Like in the Age of Social Media?

Realtime 24-7 Internet communication through social media channels like
Twitter did not exist in 2001. A look into the net reaction to more recent
disasters offers clues to what would happen in a 9/11-style attack today.
Could Twitter handle the scale?


9/11: Truth and Reconciliation in Tehachapi

As one might ask of so many strong beliefs that lead to proselytizing and,
in extreme cases, crusading behavior, is “9/11 Truth” a meme, or is it
the healthy response of people who see an otherwise obscured reality?


Erin Broadley
Web Editor
L.A. Weekly
3861 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230 (310) 574-7217


The White House - Press Office - Notice of continuation of the National Emergency - Sept. 10th, 2009


Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release September 10, 2009

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Consistent with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, in Proclamation 7463, with respect to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States.

Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, and the powers and authorities adopted to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2009. Therefore, I am continuing in effect for an additional year the national emergency the former President declared on September 14, 2001, with respect to the terrorist threat.

This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.


September 10, 2009.

The Media can't handle the Truth: Media sheep facing Truth-hungry Internet Wolves

By Gene Lyons

Aug. 27, 2009 | So yet another Bush administration Cabinet-level official has petitioned to get his conscience and reputation back. This time, it's Tom Ridge, former secretary of Homeland Security. The one-time Pennsylvania governor admits in a new book that he felt political pressure from the White House to issue bogus terror alerts before the 2004 presidential election.

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Big surprise, right? By 2004, anybody who didn't grasp that crying wolf was the Bush/Cheney administration's basic game plan was probably also astonished last January when the "Texas cowboy" who's never been seen on a horse chose a Dallas mansion over his beloved ranch. Golly, who's doing all that brush-cutting?

WACLA Delivers Scientific Proof Of TREASON To Members Of Congress And Other D.C. Players DAY THREE

Stewart Howe: We finally got the third video of this series posted on YouTube. This one includes Arlen Specter, Charles Schumer, Norman Mineta, and Howard Dean. Check it out!


We put a cover letter on a package of facts and scientific analyses regarding the controlled demolition of the WTC complex on September 11, 2001. The letter is here as follows, as well as the links to the scientific papers.


9 GOP Senators: US Faces Terrorist Attack If Holder Probes Bush’s Torture Program

By Jason Leopold
The Public Record
Aug 19th, 2009

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Nine Republican lawmakers sent a letter to Eric Holder Wednesday saying the U.S. could be attacked by terrorists if the attorney general appoints a special prosecutor to investigate the CIA’s use of torture against alleged terrorists captured in the “war on terror.”

The latest correspondence came on Wednesday, in a letter to the attorney general that said an investigation into the CIA’s interrogation practices, no matter how limited in scope, would jeopardize the “security for all Americans, “chill future intelligence activities,” and could “leave us more vulnerable to attack.”

The senators resorted to fear-mongering, invoking the terrorist attacks on 9/11 to try and dissuade Holder

Spitzer: Federal Reserve is ‘a Ponzi scheme, an inside job’

Spitzer: Federal Reserve is ‘a Ponzi scheme, an inside job’
By Daniel Tencer
Published: July 25, 2009

The Federal Reserve — the quasi-autonomous body that controls the US’s money supply — is a “Ponzi scheme” that created “bubble after bubble” in the US economy and needs to be held accountable for its actions, says Eliot Spitzer, the former governor and attorney-general of New York.

In a wide-ranging discussion of the bank bailouts on MSNBC’s Morning Meeting, host Dylan Ratigan described the process by which the Federal Reserve exchanged $13.9 trillion of bad bank debt for cash that it gave to the struggling banks.

Spitzer — who built a reputation as “the Sheriff of Wall Street” for his zealous prosecutions of corporate crime as New York’s attorney-general and then resigned as the state’s governor over revelations he had paid for prostitutes — seemed to agree with Ratigan that the bank bailout amounts to “America’s greatest theft and cover-up ever.”

Russia Today covers Richard Gage's efforts in Washington D.C.

9/11 truth still in a cloud of smoke?
16 July, 2009

Eight years after the tragedy of 9/11, questions remain unanswered. A group of experts has convened in Washington to discuss what they think happened. Their theories are in stark contrast to the official version.

The US government said that the World Trade Center buildings collapsed as a result of fires ignited by jet fuel.

Thermite Vs Propane

YouTube Video showing an example of Thermite.

This is obviously not a real serious show, but it does show an example of burning thermite which I haven't seen too many of.