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Two hours before he was to debate a member of "Scholars for 9/11 Truth" on a Seattle radio talk show, a research editor for "Popular Mechanics" magazine pulls out.
Seattle - The magazine Popular Mechanics, which recently released a book slamming the 9/11 Truth movement, cancelled a radio debate Tuesday between one of the book's contributors and a 9/11 truth activist just two hours before airtime. The debate, planned two weeks in advance, was scheduled to air on the Dori Munson talk radio program on KIRO AM 710, August the 22nd, at 1:00 PM.
Richard Curtis, PhD, an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at several Seattle area colleges and an active member of "Scholars for 9/11 Truth," was scheduled to debate Davin Coburn, a research editor at Popular Mechanics and one of the contributors to the book Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up To The Facts, on Munson's radio show. Munson, furious about the last minute cancellation, said that the books PR firm was responsible for the decision and that none of the contributors to the new book would be allowed on the air with anyone from "Scholars for 9/11 Truth."
Despite Munson’s views that those who doubt the official account of the 9/11 attacks are "wingnuts" and "nut-jobs," he had interviewed Curtis on his program three times before. Curtis’ organization, "Scholars for 9/11 Truth," is a burgeoning movement of hundreds of respected academicians who are convinced that the official story about 9/11 is highly suspect, that the 9/11 Commission was a contemptible whitewash and that the government has used the attacks as an excuse to attack and occupy Afghanistan and Iraq.
NTSB Release August 22 2006 - 911myths.com
On the 2nd of July we submitted an FOIA request to the NTSB, asking for the document "Flight Path Study - American Airlines Flight 77", as cited in footnotes to the 9/11 Commission Report. The idea was to get a clearer idea of the final approach trajectory, and we were hopeful of success, as it seemed hard to imagine why this information could possibly be witheld any longer.
We weren’t alone, though, and a few days ago this same report (and plenty more) was released to the National Security Archive. If you’re interested in the details and haven’t grabbed their documents yet, then read those first.
It seemed our application was suddenly irrelevant, then. But maybe not. Soon afterwards a package turned up from the NTSB, and it did have more information than we’d expected.
Thanks JT for the heads up!
I actually took a break for the first time in a few days tonight. Managed to grab a quick nap to catch up from all the late nights lately and even go out to dinner, w00t!
Did a couple things though:
- Fixed issue with Opera browser missing 3rd column on homepage
- Fixed issue with shoutbox displaying first XX entries instead of most recent XX entries
- Added google Adsense advertising to raise money for future ads
I am in dire need to hear from any users that are still having any formatting issues. If you are having any such issues please let me know so I can get some details and knock out any such issues that still remain.
I am weighing whether or not to disable the WYSIWYG editor.. it tends to cause some issues when it doesnt properly close its span tags.. does anyone use the WYSIWYG editor's features anyway?
One of the best-known "9/11 widows," Lorie Van Auken, tells me that she went to see a comedy recently. She settled into her seat, waiting to laugh -- and then the trailer for Stone's movie exploded across the screen. "And I see people trapped under the rubble and I start crying and running hysterically out of the theater," Lorie says.
Her husband, Kenneth, worked on top of the North Tower, in the investment firm Cantor Fitzgerald. Lorie and other family survivors played a key role in pressuring Congress and the federal commission to investigate Sept. 11. "I am not going to see the movie," she says. "I've spent five years imagining a million different ways of how my husband was trapped and died, and I've seen a lot of them in my nightmares. I can't handle going to a theater and watching them."
Lorie says she doesn't begrudge Stone for making the film, but says "If I had made it, I would have made it a lot more political and investigative. There are still so many questions about Sept. 11 that the government has never answered."
The article is a couple weeks old, but is newsworthy none the less.
Thanks Jon for the heads up!
Got the following email, check it out if you are heading to NYC for the 5th year anniversary of 9/11. Be sure to also check out this link for recent info from the Loose Change crew. Also, there have been many requests to try to find out who all is going, so feel free to discuss in the comments.
Be part of history.
Come to NYC for the 5th anniversary of 9/11,
the new Pearl Harbor event which
shocked and awed the world.
The weekend will be one mass demonstration of 9/11 truth actions
from Fri. evening Sept. 8th through Mon. Sept. 11
comprised of keynote speaker events, films, forums, and outreach actions!
Alex Jones, Bob Bowman, Barrie Zwicker, Ralph Shoenman, Ian Woods,
Barbara Honegger, William Pepper, Wayne Madsen, Jesse Richard,
Jim Fetzer, Dr. Faiz Kahn, Kevin Barrett, Jim Marrs
Loose Change Final Cut and be entertained by Immortal Technique.
in black T-shirts at Ground Zero, New York City
at 8 am for a dignified, respectful display of
solidarity with the victims and their families.
and create a wave of justice to prosecute the real crimes!
Join us as we make September "9/11 Breakthrough Month"
on the street, on the web, and in the eyes of the world.
for overview, schedule and NYC info.
Check back every week for updates.
In Oklahoma's historic 5th district congressional race, the State's largest newspaper utilized an underused adjective to describe '9/11 Truth' candidate Matthew Horton Woodson's statement 'any objective observer realizes that domestic criminal must have been involved with the horrors of 9/11' as 'malarkey'.
History was made when this very conservative newspaper in the 'home of the heartland' printed the words 'controlled demolition' of 'one of the buildings that collapsed near the Twin Towers'. The Daily Oklahoman has only printed the words "World Trade Center 7" twice in it's history. So I call this progress!
It should be noted that the Daily Oklahoman's office building was damaged in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and now has it's headquarters in a modern high rise.
While Mary Fallin and Mick Cornett have tried to win Republican voters in the 5th District congressional race, an independent seeking the office has gone about advancing 9/11 conspiracy theories. Matthew Woodson sent an e-mail this week that mentioned a "controlled demolition" of one of the buildings that collapsed near the Twin Towers. "Any objective observer realizes that domestic criminals must have been involved with the horrors of 9/11." That kind of malarkey, similar to state House candidate Charles Key's fixation with the Oklahoma City bombing, costs a candidate all credibility.
Was Bush engineer of 9/11 onslaught?
Documentary screened, discussed by city crowd
DOZEN of critics of U.S. President George W. Bush crowded in a Winnipeg classroom yesterday to see a documentary entitled The Great Conspiracy: The 9/11 News Special You Never Saw.
Community activists, anti-war crusaders and skeptics of Big Government lined the aisles and filled the seats at the University of Winnipeg for the chance to discuss the event with the 70-minute documentary's producer, Barrie Zwicker.
Zwicker is a Toronto media critic whose work has appeared regularly on Vision TV. He taught classes on media criticism for seven years, at the Ryerson Polytechnic University, says his website www.greatconspiracy.ca.
The purpose of this blog is to suggest rhetorical strategies for refining the 9/11 Truth talking points. As more so-called debunking sites appear, we cannot ignore them and proceed in an echo chamber of self-congratulation. We must adjust our message to reflect a wider selection of evidence.
In this first entry, I would like to suggest dropping references to Larry Silverstein's famous "pull it" comment in the 2002 PBS documentary. Most Truthers believe Silverstein means "demolish building 7". Critics charge he really means "pull the personnel from building 7".
I recommend avoiding Silverstein's remark not because I think WTC7 fell via a gravitational collapse, but for the following reasons:
- both interpretations are plausible, so an audience is forced to accept one on the basis of predisposition alone
- it does not change the physical evidence one way or another
- for some, this charge reinforces the unfair accusation that 9/11 Truth is about "blaming the Jews"; notice, for example, how this reasonable argument devolves quickly into a discussion of "Zionist circles"; later, Killtown makes excellent points about Silverstein coincidentally having a doctor's appointment the morning of 9/11, but this information will be overshadowed in a debate by ad hominem attacks
Liquid Bombers Prove: "They Hate Our Freedoms!"
by Edgar J. Steele
August 19, 2006
"You can fool some of the people all of the time
And you can fool all of the people some of the time,
But you can't fool all of the people all of the time."
--- Abraham Lincoln, 16th US President (1809-1865)
"Fool me once, shame on — shame on you.
Fool me ... unnnhhh ... you can't get fooled again." (sound clip, click here)
--- George W. Bush, 43rd US President (Nashville, Tenn., 9/17/02)
My name is Edgar J. Steele. This is a Nickel Rant.
Muslims were planning to blow up a bunch of jetliners enroute from London to America - or so say George Bush and Tony Blair.
Muslims without tickets.
Muslims without passports.
Muslims without bombs.
Muslims without a clue ... and they aren't the only ones, it turns out. Without a clue, that is.
What kind of bombs? TATP bombs, short for triacetone triperoxide. What's more, Bush and Blair told us that Muslims favor the TATP bomb, mixed on the spot with separate liquids. With that lie, both Bush and Blair foreclosed any possibility that the Muslims involved actually were guilty. With that lie, both Bush and Blair disclosed themselves for the treasonous, lying criminals that they are. Why? Glad you asked.
So this is my first blog entry and it's only fitting that I advertise my first web site: www.911faq.org
I've spent a long time researching and putting together the site. I learnt a lot about information and how the one piece of evidence can be argued both for and against a particular theory. I think my factual evidence is generally correct, but I'm not so sure about the calculations I did. I've tried getting some people to read through it from various 9/11 sites, without luck. It's also failing to show up in search engines, even though I've had a "page holder" on the domain for a few weeks.
Really I'd like some people to have a look and perhaps leave a comment or two. I'm interested in any mistakes or disagreements people have and hope that we can work together to get to the truth, whatever it is.
The main focus of the site is to avoid long drawn out rants, as other places are more suitable, like here! It's generally a site to get the quick facts from official sources, with some analysis thrown in for good measure. I try to leave it up to the reader to make his/her mind up also, so the bulk of the site avoids trying to prove conspiracy theories.
So what's my official stance on 9/11, I hear you ask. Well it's probably somewhere inbetween "It was all the U.S Government's fault" and "It was all the terrorist's fault". I can only hope that more evidence is released to prove or disprove theories, because at the moment there is a surprising lack of evidence to support any theory, let alone the official one.