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Frosty the Truther visits Dallas

Dallas, Texas normally receives very little snow. On February 11th, Frosty the Truther participated in our area's TruthAction.


NORTH TEXANS FOR 9/11 TRUTH
http://www.northtexas911truth.com/
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The Weird Factor: 9/11 and the Panty Bomber

Justin Raimondo draws some parallels with 9/11 and Flight 253 in his article entitled: “The Weird Factor: The panty bomber mystery deepens” http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/01/10/the-weird-factor/

EXCERPTS below

What I call the Weird Factor, for lack of a better name, seems to have become a permanent feature of our post-9/11 world, a dark and sinister leitmotif that plays in the background. On 9/11, of course, the Factor was on full display as a whole string of unusual events and unexplained phenomena were visited on us. The 9/11 Commission did little to clear these matters up, for the most part because they didn’t address them. Just a few for the record…

JFK Assassination Conference and 9/11 Truth

On Saturday, November 21, “North Texans for 9/11 Truth” had a table at the famous JFK Lancer annual Conference on the Assassination of President John F Kennedy. This event was held at the plush Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas. A variety of well credentialed researchers and speakers gave presentations during this 3 day event. http://www.jfklancer.com/dallas09/speakers.html


Jim Marrs in photo.

JFK Lancer was fantastic host! They could not have been friendlier or more welcoming. This was the first time the JFK/Lancer promoters let an "off-topic" group set up shop. The participants, folks from all parts of the world, were extremely interested in the subject of 9/11 Truth. Of course, “North Texans for 9/11 Truth” gave out 300-400 DVDs along with broadsheet flyers to all the attendees.

USS New York's Motto "Never Forget"

USS New York Makes Maiden Voyage From New Orleans to New York City
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Associated Press
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,565141,00.html

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — A Navy assault ship built with tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center towers began its journey to New York on Tuesday, sailing down the Mississippi River in a pea-soup fog as watchers along the levee strained for a glimpse.

The USS New York, named to commemorate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, left the Northrop Grumman shipyard where it was built for the trip to its namesake city. The $1 billion ship will be formally commissioned in New York in early November.

The New York is 684 feet long and can carry up to 800 Marines. It has a flight deck that can handle helicopters and the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.

Dallas Bomb Plot, Others Not Connected, FBI Says

Investigators apparently sought near-simultaneous arrests to avoid the risk that one arrest would warn other suspects, even though the plots were unrelated, McCaul said.

By TODD GILLMAN / The Dallas Morning News
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/100209dnmetterrorplot.1d6dd1732.html

WASHINGTON — Federal authorities told key members of Congress on Thursday that there is no connection between a plot to blow up a Dallas office tower last week and other terror schemes disrupted at the same time in New York and Illinois.

“That was asked very directly, and they were very definitive,” said one of the lawmakers with access to classified intelligence, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, after a briefing from FBI and Homeland Security officials.

Jordanian citizen Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, 19, was arrested Sept. 24 and accused of plotting to topple the 60-story Fountain Place building. Explosives and a detonator supplied to him by undercover agents were only simulated, authorities said.

FBI: Man Planned to Bomb Dallas Building

Thursday 9/24/2009 5:32pm - Breaking News DFW Fox 4 - By Tracy DeLatte, myFOXdfw.com Staff

DALLAS - Dallas FBI agents arrested a Jordanian citizen Thursday afternoon for attempting to bomb a skyscraper in Downtown Dallas.

According to the bureau, 19-year-old Mosam Maher Husein Smadi was arrested and charged for attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Smadi had been under continuous FBI surveillance and was arrested after he allegedly placed an inactive car bomb near Fountain Place, a 60-story glass office tower located at 1445 Ross Avenue, the FBI said.

Affadavit pdf http://media2.myfoxdfw.com/PDF/Smadi_arrest.pdf

According to a press release, Smadi is in the United States illegally, living and working in Italy, Texas.

"He has repeatedly espoused his desire to commit violent Jihad and has been the focus of an undercover FBI investigation," the release states.

Texas law makes Sept. 11 a holiday for firefighters

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/083109dnmetholiday.3c603f8.html

By WENDY HUNDLEY / The Dallas Morning News
whundley@dallasnews.com

A new state law makes Sept. 11 a holiday for firefighters. But some don't know about it and might not be able to skip work that day anyway.

"I'm not aware of one," Ernest Gurule, a spokesman for Dallas Fire-Rescue, said of the statewide holiday commemorating firefighters' sacrifices during the 2001 terrorist attacks.

"I had no idea it had been voted on," said Chris Sweet, treasurer and past president of the Lewisville Firefighters Association.

While the new law hasn't received much publicity, "it's something I wanted to do to honor firefighters," said Rep. Armando Walle, D-Houston, who authored the law that takes effect Sept. 1.

In the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, 343 New York firefighters and paramedics were killed. A total of 60 New York and Port Authority police officers also died.

"Sibel Edmonds Speaks, But No One Is Listening", By Philip Giraldi

Linked via The Dallas Morning News to "The American Conservative" - Posted on August 27th, 2009 by Philip Giraldi
http://www.amconmag.com/blog/2009/08/27/sibel-edmonds-speaks-but-no-one-is-listening/

Those who are interested in issues like widespread corruption of our elected officals by foreigners have no doubt followed the ex-FBI traslator turned whistle blower Sibel Edmonds saga for the past few years. Sibel has finally testified in court under oath about some of the things that she learned while working for the bureau. The testimony was in a court in Ohio about two weeks ago. A full transcription and a useful summary appear at http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7374. In short, she names a number of Congressmen including former Speaker Dennis Hastert who took money from Turkish lobbyists. She also identifies senior State Department and Pentagon officials who apparently did the same, including our friends Marc Grossman, Paul Wolfowitz, and Doug Feith. Interestingly, she claims that Grossman blew the cover of Valerie Plame’s company Brewster Jennings back in 2001, causing CIA to shut it down, so Robert Novak was not guilty of exposing the CIA cover mechanism. In another interview given a few weeks ago, Edmonds claims that CIA was working closely with al-Qaeda in the Balkans and continued to do so until 9/11.

Mark Davis: Obama proving incapable of terror fight

Dallas Morning News
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/viewpoints/stories/DN-markdavis_0826edi.State.Edition1.2744357.html

Mark Davis is heard weekdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on WBAP-AM, News/Talk 820. His e-mail address is mdavis@wbap.com.

Indignation is a curious thing in the era of Barack Obama. Having seen the mockery this White House can heap on voters who dare to show it anger, this week has provided a window to what in turn sparks the Obama team to outrage.

The current scorecard:

•Release of one of the world's most notorious terrorists by Scottish authorities – not much indignation.

•Techniques used by the previous administration to get answers from terrorists to keep Americans safe – massive indignation.The evidence mounts that an administration that cannot even bring itself to use the word "terrorist" has shown itself thoroughly unfit to fight them. From the wildly foolish notion of affording Guantánamo detainees access to American courts to the stunning gullibility of its soft stance on Iran, this administration has made it clear to terrorists: there is indeed a new sheriff, and his holster is empty.

Insider Trading Case Dismissed Against Mark Cuban

It was pointed out in the article, that it is rare for a federal judge to dismiss a suit this early in the process. Below are also links of a heated email exchange between Mark Cuban and the Dallas based SEC Attorney, Jeffrey Norris, which had occurred previous to any charges being filed by the SEC against Cuban. Norris accuses Mark Cuban of being un-American by contemplating the distribution of Loose Change Final Cut.

Dallas Morning News Story of July 17, 2009 http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/071809dnbuscubansec.4c59e7d0.html

DALLAS MAVERICKS OWNER MARK CUBAN'S INSIDER TRADING CASE DISMISSED
By ERIC TORBENSON and BRENDAN CASE/ The Dallas Morning News
etorbenson@dallasnews.com
bcase@dallasnews.com

A federal judge in Dallas has tossed out the Securities and Exchange Commission’s insider trading suit against Dallas businessman Mark Cuban, dealing a surprising defeat to the regulator in one of its highest-profile civil actions.

The Muslim Community and The Essence of Freedom

In trying to get our ducks in a row for an upcoming 9/11 Truth event in the Dallas area, our group has invited some other groups to set up table displays. We are not asking that these other groups endorse any particular aspect about 9/11 Truth, only that they stand for peace, justice and transparency in government. I was thrilled to hear that the local Muslim Community would be setting up a display for the day of the event. I found inspiration in an article written by Mike Ghouse which will go out to about 22,000 people.
http://dallasmuslimcenter.blogspot.com/2009/06/07-11-09-truth-about-911.html
http://mediamuddles.blogspot.com/2009/06/truth-about-911-and-essence-of-freedom.html

Here is an excerpt:

The Essence of Freedom
Mike Ghouse, Dallas

The essence of freedom is our ability to question; question everything including our belief and what our government dishes out for us to believe.

Cindy Sheehan - March to Bush's Home in Dallas

On Monday, June 8 2009, North Texans for 9/11 Truth joined Cindy Sheehan, Code Pink, The Dallas Peace Center, and other concerned citizens in a march and protest to the home neighborhood of George W Bush in Dallas, Texas. While the sweat poured off the marchers in the late afternoon sun, things also heated up for Bush and his friends.

In this 6 minute video, Cindy Sheehan delivers a powerful speech in front of the street leading to Bush’s home. Some very profound statements are made – points which we all should make note of.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsI_sEIXa0Y

Upcoming Dallas Event – July 11th

This is an informal, pre-announcement to assist in preparation of an all day, July 11th event. The film and speaker symposium is entitled: "WHAT YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW ABOUT 9/11: Building 7 – Gone in 7".

The North Texans for 9/11 Truth Group is in the process of organizing the Program for this landmark event. As part of the planning, we wanted to broadcast an invitation for possible presentation speakers (such as scientists, researchers, architects, etc.) who would like to be featured during this all day information fair. Our group is working with a pauper's budget, but there might be some alternative financial options which could prove viable for potential speakers. Please contact Dallas911Truth@aol.com if you have an interest in speaking or helping with the event.

Ed Begley, Jr - Reflections of 9/11

Ed Begley, Jr. (actor, environmentalist, activist) will be in Plano, Texas (an affluent Dallas suburb) for a “Live Green Expo” on April 18th. For many Texans, this brings to mind one of Ed’s most dramatic roles. On September 11, 2004 Begley served as host for the NYC event “Confronting the Evidence: A Call to Re-open the 9/11 Investigation”.

In reflecting upon this milestone event, the dynamic introduction to the subject of “9/11 Truth” stands out. This 4 minute video contains an excellent opening statement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJq3We2yKNI

Ed Begley, Jr. and tribute to the fallen. (3 1/2 minute video below)

Texas Style Jury Duty

This week I have been called to serve on two different jury duties. One is for the Municipal Court in a Dallas suburb and one is for a nearby County Court.

Today, I walked into the courtroom of the Municipal Court and sat down on one of the long pews facing the bench. There were about 50 of us sitting on pews as potential jurers in the small room waiting for the Judge. Of course, I brought my bag with reading material, 9/11 Truth DVDs, and newspaper-sized broadsheet flyers. (See flyer--> http://www.911blogger.com/node/18142 )

Rooms are strangely silent with so many people waiting. Voices easily carry across the small room. I struck up a conversation with the fellow next to me, John. "Are you in college?" He answered that he wasn't, but had trained as a pilot for a couple years in Arizona and nixed the idea in the year 2000 because he did not want to pursue a military career. I validated him, saying "That was smart!"

Then I handed him a newspaper-sized flyer saying: "You might be interested in this...have you ever heard of Building 7?"
John answered: "You mean World Trade Center Building 7?!...yea...I believe it was controlled demolition."