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The discussion carries on to Facebook

I posted the new Deception Dollars on Facebook, and my friend Meridith, who lives in NYC, wrote.

You will not let go of this, will you?

To which I replied:

Well the murderers would like me to, but the crime has never been solved. Murderers usually like it when the investigation of a crime is covered up, and that fact itself is largely ignored. I'm not interested in doing things that mass murderers would approve of, even if it occasionally annoys people who, like them, would rather the matter be quietly left to drop.

If it weren't for the fact that the 9/11 crime led to two other much bigger crimes (wars), where people continue to be killed without justification every single day, while we sit here comfortably in the seat of power that's causing all the mayhem, than maybe I could "let it go".

Richard Gage scheduled for appearance in Northampton, MA area on October 10th, 2009

The Northampton Area 9/11 Truth Coalition is pleased to announce the upcoming appearance in the the Northampton, MA area of Richard Gage, AIA, founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and its website, AE911Truth.org. This will be held on Saturday evening, October 10th. Venue to be announced.

Richard will be addressing the many aspects of the 9/11 phenomenon which appear to blatantly defy the expectations of the laws of physics. These are enumerated on his website. With his professional experience concerning the structural integrity of engineered steel-frame buildings, Richard is able to communicate effectively and authoritatively to both the general public and members of the architecture and engineering trades about critical issues that fundamentally disprove the "official version" of 9/11 events relating to the collapses of the three World Trade Center towers...

This will be a follow-up to his scheduled September 10th presentation at Harvard, and appearance in New York City on September 11th. In conjunction with his Northampton event, he will also be doing an appearance in Portsmouth, NH the following day (Sunday, Oct., 11)..

NORAD Releases Mother Lode of 9/11 Tapes - Available now at GovernmentAttic.com

As reported on Wired.com, linked to on a page with a story about Proximity Fuses on insurgent artillery in Iraq, which I originally discovered through AntiWar.com.

http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/04/norad-releases.html

which links to:

http://www.governmentattic.org/docs/NORAD-USNORTHCOM_9-11_Tapes.pdf

The master PDF contains the following header:

Twenty-one 9-11 recordings from North American
Aerospace Defense Command and United States
Northern Command (NORAD-USNORTHCOM)

This material totals over 100 hours of audio recordings of
various NORAD/NORTHCOM communications channels
on September 11, 2001 in 21 separate mp3 audio files.

I don't have much experience with "GovernmentAttic.com", but their site has the following statement:

Whacking the Pinata - A Citizen's Response to Bush's War Escalation Speech

I was sitting and watching Bush's speech (1/10/07) when I decided I had to respond and break it down point by point to show people exactly how wrong I think he is.

Not just wrong as in, "in error", wrong as in "morally disgusting", "sickeningly cruel", and "deliberately deceptive".

And he used the mythic events of 9/11 as the central compelling justification for all the resulting mayhem.

So I did my best to correct the record as I see it.

http://totallyfixed.blogspot.com/2007/01/whacking-pinata-citizens-response-to.html

Kinda like whacking a pinata with a baseball bat.

Enjoy.

David Caputo
Publisher
Totally Fixed and Rigged Magazine
http://www.TotallyFixed.com

I include the entire article below...

Whacking the Piñata
President George Swings Blindly at his Elusive Target

Commentary by David Caputo - Totally Fixed and Rigged Magazine

American Thinker says 9/11 skepticism "extremely dangerous"

Cross posted on http://TotallyFixed.blogspot.com

AmericanThinker.com's Michael Lopez-Calderon thinks that people who don't buy the government's line about 9/11 are "extremely dangerous" because they might "undermine our democratic nation's war against the theocratic forces of radical, Jihadi-driven Islam".

Ouch.

And here I was thinking I was being patriotic trying to expose the bald-faced lies and brazen evasions that have constituted the "official story" of 9/11 up to this point. After all, if the Bush administration and/or its cronies DID perpetrate or facilitate the crimes of that day, the central justification for the ongoing war(s) against our officially designated enemies would be undermined indeed.

But, that must surely be because I find comfort in conspiracy theories. As Mr. Lopez-Calderon put it, "Conspiracy theories offer explanatory models of complex events to large audiences of the unsophisticated and under-educated."

My Letters to Counterpunch RE: Alex Cockburn and 9/11

News and Commentary by David Caputo of Positronic Design.

In reference to my first post's mixed-message comment on CounterPunch and 9/11, I thought I'd include the letters I wrote to them on that subject.

After reading this article by Alex Cockburn,

I wrote the following reply:

Dear Counterpunch and Alex Cockburn,

As a long-time fan and paying subscriber to Counterpunch, I am dismayed by the ad-hominem attack on myself and my friends as "nuts" because we are deeply suspicious of the Bush administration's claims as to the events on 9/11/01.

His hyperbolic piece would almost be amusing in its shrillness if it weren't covering such a serious topic.

His refutation arguments are very weak, and he tars with guilt by association with unrelated conspiracy controversies anyone who suspects that the "official" 9/11 story is a bunch of baloney.

His statement: "One characteristic of the nuts is that they have a devout, albeit preposterous belief in American efficiency, thus many of them start with the racist premise that “Arabs in caves” weren’t capable of the mission." completely misses the point and uses the vague "many" to call most of us "racist" because we believe that the 19 names "found" in "Mohammad Atta's" car in the Portland, ME airport are (by the ever-reliable FBI) nothing approaching a definitive list of the operatives involved.

Gatekeeper Chimp? - Say it isn't true...

News and Commentary by David Caputo of Positronic Design

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THIS JUST IN - The Chimp has deleted my account and this article. So much for freedom of the press, eh?
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Here I was, all excited.

I had just cross-posted my first "real" article, American Thinker says 9/11 skepticism "extremely dangerous" on SmirkingChimp.com and saw it get lots of views (700+) and good votes and positive comments and spend some time in the "most emailed" list and then suddenly... comments and votes were suddenly shut down. (Before I could get the ten votes required to be on the "most recommended" list.)

My commentary was in reaction to an article in American Thinker that essentially suggested that 9/11 skeptics were a dangerous and potentially treasonous lot, sapping the martial spirit of our nation's youth with theories of sinister government activities.

The Nation Magazine weekly trashes 9/11 skeptics

News and Commentary by David Caputo of Positronic Design

Cross posted on http://TotallyFixed.blogspot.com

The Nation Magazine, one of my all time favorites and the very model for my own news magazine from "back in the day", is all-kinda squishy-washy about 9/11, and what really happened that day. They constantly rip the Bush administration a new one for all manner of the dreadful things they do, but they seem largely incapable of even QUESTIONING the official government line on 9/11 facts and figures, even when they blatantly contradict themselves.

Their most recent piece on this subject, Christopher Hayes' "9/11: The Roots of Paranoia" was typical of the genre, although politer than most. I offer my thoughts and commentary because I thought such a weak overall analysis should not stand unchallenged, especially by a long-time fan of The Nation.

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Dear Nation Editors,