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America.gov, Cognitive Infiltration, and Obama appointee Cass Sunstein

Includes interviews with John Judge and David Ray Griffin:

"I first became aware of Cass Sunstein’s ideas for controlling conspiracy theories after seeing several ads for a web site called America.gov run by the State Department. It’s a complex, well-funded site with more avenues than I’ve cared to examine, but what caught my attention was the section under International Relations: Peace and Security called “Conspiracy Theories and Misinformation” with the astounding caption: “Conspiracy theories exist in the realm of myth, where imaginations run wild, fears trump facts and evidence is ignored.”

Read entire article here: http://dailycensored.com/2011/11/21/america-gov-cognitive-infiltration-and-obama-appointee-cass-sunstein/

Book Review of Griffin's 'Cognitive Infiltration'

A Noble Lie: http://tiny.cc/4828d

Amy Goodman and 9-11 on KPFA

Anchor’s Intro:

A FOUR-DAY FILM FESTIVAL DEVOTED TO ISSUES SURROUNDING THE EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER 11 2001 IS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY AT SEVERAL BAY AREA LOCATIONS. THE 6TH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 9/11 FILM FESTIVAL, WHICH BEGAN ON THURSDAY AT THE GRAND LAKE THEATER IN OAKLAND, HAS BEEN SPONSORED BY THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 9-11 TRUTH ALLIANCE FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS, BUT THIS YEAR’S EVENT WAS ORGANIZED BY A COMMITTEE OF SEVERAL GROUPS. BESIDES THE GRAND LAKE THEATER, THE FESTIVAL WILL ALSO SCREEN FILMS AT THE VIZ THEATER IN SAN FRANCISCO AND AT SAN LEANDRO’S BAL THEATER. THE EVENT CONCLUDES ON SUNDAY. SHAWN HAMILTON ATTENDED THE OPENING OF THE FILM FESTIVAL AND FILES THIS REPORT:

http://theswillbucket.com/?p=309

Precognitive dissonance: How did so many know Building 7 would fall?

It’s clear from primary sources of evidence that quite a few people believed Building 7 was going to collapse. Such perceptive anticipation might be easy to understand if it was common for modern steel-frame skyscrapers to collapse from fires. But since this had never happened prior to September 11, 2001, we have to ask ourselves why the collapse was so easy to predict. The Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth suspect foul play. Ubiquitous evidence of foreknowledge adds support to the hypothesis that explosives were used to demolish Building 7.

Read entire story here: http://www.ae911truth.org/en/news/41-articles/361-precognitive-dissonance-how-did-so-many-know-building-7-would-fall-.html

Participants in Coast to Coast AM 9-11 debate speak out

September 5th, 2010, by Shawn Hamilton, theswillbucket.com

Most observers consider the informal Coast to Coast “debate” between architect Richard Gage, chemist and scholar Niels Harrit, and physicists Dave Thomas and Kim Johnson to have been a success although who “won” depends largely on who you ask. The August 21st event, which was more of a conversation than a formal debate, explored what caused the destruction of the three World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001. Gage and Harrit argued that explosives destroyed the buildings while Thomas and Johnson reaffirmed the official explanation that office fires ultimately led to collapses.

NIST piles it higher and deeper: structural engineer Anders Björkman refutes Dr. Bazant

Anders Bjorkman is a structural engineer from France who became an early member of Richard Gage's AE911Truth. He had previously given speeches in his country to people whose children had seen footage of the Trade Towers’ destruction and were worried that buildings could collapse from the top down. He reassured these parents that this couldn’t happen and posted his presentation on his web site where it gradually developed.

Björkman became a formal critic of the “Progressive Collapse” or “Piledriver” theory promoted by Dr. Zdenek Bazant, a consultant for the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) in its work on 9-11. The Piledriver theory basically says that prolonged heating weakened the support columns of a single floor which caused the upper section to crush what was below it in a chain-reaction all the way to the bottom.

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http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-36199-Conspiracy-Examiner~y2010m8d6-NIST-piles-it-higher-and-deeper-an-interview-with-s...

AE911Truth, physicists to debate World Trade Center destruction on Coast to Coast AM

A highly anticipated debate between two members of Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth and two physicists is scheduled for August 21, 2010. The debate will air on the popular late night talk show Coast to Coast AM with host Ian Punnett between 10pm - 2am Pacific time.

Richard Gage, AIA, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth and an architect for over twenty years, will be joined by Danish scientist, Niels Harrit, Associate Professor at University of Copenhagen—a chemist and university teacher with expertise in organic chemistry, photochemistry, fluorescence, and nanotechnology.

Harrit co-authored a peer-reviewed paper along with Dr. Steven Jones and several others, documenting their discovery of a highly energetic, nano-engineered form of thermite in World Trade Center dust. In its ordinary form, thermite, a mixture of iron oxide and aluminum powder, burns extremely hot –around 4500° F. – more than hot enough to melt iron, which melts at around 2700° F. Gage and Harrit will present evidence that the three World Trade Center skyscrapers were explosively demolished on September 11, 2001.

Read entire story here:

Amy Goodman refuses to discuss 9-11

"The following article, “The Paranoid Style at Pacifica,” helps put the Amy Goodman video in context. Even though it’s hostile towards 9-11 activism, it reveals that a resolution was presented to the Pacifica Board that would limit undisclosed contributions to $5000 because of allegations that Goodman was receiving “CIA conduit foundation funding from the Ford Foundation and other sources” for her silence on 9-11 topics":

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-36199-Conspiracy-Examiner~y2010m7d31-Amy-Goodman-refuses-to-discuss-911

Taming the Beast: A short history of the AE911Truth debates

"Soon after Richard Gage, AIA, became interested in the subject of the destruction of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers on 9/11, he began debating critics who felt qualified to challenge the explosive evidence. Gage twice debated Ron Craig (International Society of Explosives Engineers), as well as Mark Roberts (tour guide), Michael Shermer (founder of Skeptic Magazine), and Dave Thomas (mathematician and physicist).

The first debate, between Richard Gage, AIA, and Ron Craig, took place on November 12, 2007, on “The Richard Syrett Show,” in Toronto. Gage argued that explosives had been used to bring down the buildings and cited several points of explosive evidence such as the discovery of thermite in the debris, witness testimony citing explosions, beams hurled six hundred feet, and the free-fall of WTC Building 7. Gage also cited the lack of 110 floors of 4” thick concrete -- each an acre in size -- at the bottom of the Twin Towers and the huge amount of pulverized concrete powder that blanketed lower Manhattan."

Full story here:

http://www.ae911truth.org/news/41-articles/319-taming-the-beast-a-short-history-of-the-ae911truth-debates.html

Anders Björkman interview (unedited audio)

I interviewed structural engineer Anders Björkman at the AE911Truth press conference of February 19, 2010. Björkman discusses his objections to the “Progressive Collapse” or “Crush Down” theory of NIST’s Dr. Bazant. Unedited audio.    Shawn Hamilton

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-36199-Conspiracy-Examiner~y2010m7d10-Anders-Bjorkman-interview-unedited-audio

 

Björkman calls Bazant's model of "progressive collapse" the "Pouf! Pouf! Theory"

How I Got Branded as a 9-11 Truther

I have been interested in the Kennedy Assassination since I was a teenager. You might assume that, given a propensity towards researching what some derogatorily call a “conspiracy theory,” I might have jumped to immediate conclusions regarding the tragedies of September 11, 2001. It wasn’t until 2005, however, that little bits of random 9-11 information coalesced into an uneasy feeling that something was amiss. I wasn’t looking for it. I had a young son and a new teaching job to occupy my attention, yet these fragments of information started nagging me.

The officials couldn’t find the airplanes’ “black boxes” containing flight information, yet they found a paper passport presumably owned by one of the Middle Eastern highjackers—named on a list the FBI compiled with amazing speed, yet no similar names were on the original flight lists the airlines gave to CNN. The passport belonged to a Middle Eastern man, Mohammed Atta, a supposed devout and fanatic Muslim who ate pork, snorted coke, and rented prostitutes.

Interesting profile.

Full story here:
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-36199-Conspiracy-Examiner~y2010m7d3-How-I-got-branded-as-a-911-truther

David Ray Griffin on media resistance to 9-11 issues

I recorded this interview in San Francisco at the Marine's Memorial Club and Hotel on February 19, 2010. The occasion was Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth press conference announcing the group had surpassed 1000 signatures from licensed building professionals calling for a new investigation into the destruction of the three World Trade Center buildings. Griffin was a keynote speaker.
 
Shawn Hamilton (S.H): “How do you account for the apparent psychological resistance even among members of the alternative media—who should know better—to even looking at the evidence?”
 

Reconsidering Conspiracy

The terms “conspiracy theorist” and “conspiracy nut” are used frequently to discredit a perceived foe using emotional, rather than logical, appeals. It’s important for the sake of true argument that we define the term “conspiracy” and use it appropriately, not as an ad hominem attack on someone whose point of view we don’t share.

Response to ABC Nightline Hit piece on "9-11 Truth Movement"

"ABC Nightline reveals its agenda, equates 9/11 truth with gun-wielding crazies"

ABC Nightline’s piece on the 9-11 Truth Movement qualifies as nothing short of journalistic fraud. Instead of presenting an objective look at the surprisingly large numbers of people who are questioning the government’s official conspiracy theory involving 19 Arabs, Bury’s piece was clearly intended to equate in viewers’ minds those in the 9-11 Truth Movement” with gun-wielding crazies like the recent “Pentagon shooter” John Patrick Bedell. 

Story Continued:

http://www.examiner.com/x-36199-Conspiracy-Examiner~y2010m6d4-ABC-Nightline-reveals-its-agenda-equates-911-truth-with-gunwielding-crazies

 

ABC Nightline: The Truther movement 

NYC CAN, AE911Truth ask NYC city council to investigate WTC Building 7

A New York-based group allied with Architects and Engineers for 9-11Truth is lobbying New York City council members to investigate the anomalous circumstances surrounding the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7.

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-36199-Conspiracy-Examiner~y2010m6d3-NYC-CAN-AE911Truth-ask-NYC-city-council-to-investigate-WTC-Building-7