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Washington Times Covers 9/11 Controversy
Thursday, February 25, 2010 - by Staff Report
A lingering technical question about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks still haunts some, and it has political implications: How did 200,000 tons of steel disintegrate and drop in 11 seconds? A thousand architects and engineers want to know, and are calling on Congress to order a new investigation into the destruction of the Twin Towers and Building 7 at the World Trade Center. "In order to bring down this kind of mass in such a short period of time, the material must have been artificially, exploded outwards," says Richard Gage, a San Francisco architect and founder of the nonprofit Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Mr. Gage, who is a member of the American Institute of Architects, managed to persuade more than 1,000 of his peers to sign a new petition requesting a formal inquiry. "The official Federal Emergency Management [Agency] and National Institute of Standards and Technology reports provide insufficient, contradictory and fraudulent accounts of the circumstances of the towers' destruction. We are therefore calling for a grand jury investigation of NIST officials," Mr. Gage adds. –Washington Times
I was curious if Snopes had anything on the Barry Jennings mystery and, no, they do not. So I took the liberty of "Submitting a Rumor," concerning an "Urban Legend," explaining all the mystery surrounding the man's death. This was about two weeks ago.
It is possible that Snopes may choose not to investigate this for many reasons, but I am inclined to think that if many more of you write in it may be an issue they will find impossible to ignore completely.
May I suggest that you take a moment to visit Snopes.com and submit an inquiry?
As Ground Zero cases go to trial, respirator rule is revealed
BY Alison Gendar
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Sunday, February 28th 2010, 4:00 AM
A lawyer in two Ground Zero sickness cases green-
lighted for trial says he has a smoking gun: buried
city documents that prove firefighters should have
The papers emerged in a veritable mountain of files
the city turned over to workers who believe they
were sickened by toxins after the 9/11 terrorist
Lawyer Andrew Carboy, whose firm represents more
than 600 firefighters, said the FDNY had rules on
the book requiring Bravest be equipped with
respirators before Sept. 11.
But memos showing that weren't handed over until
this summer - in a data dump of 3 million
documents - five years after the legal battle began.
"They provide everyone with helmets, with bunker
gear, with [air] packs. They could have done the
same with respirators, and they withheld the
documents saying they had a program to do it,"
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Friday officially dropped military charges against the accused mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and four other alleged conspirators, a development that likely foreshadows their transfer to New York City to face charges in a civilian federal court.
The Pentagon said the dismissal of the charges "without prejudice" against alleged plot leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the others, Walid Bin Attash, Ramzi Bin al Shibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi, was a procedural step to clear the way for their civilian trials.
There was no word on when indictments would be issued in New York against the men or when they would be transferred from Guantanamo to the United States.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Nov. 13 that the five men would be tried in federal court for the 9/11 attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people. Criticism quickly followed by Republicans and others who said trying the men inside the United States would create security risks and allow the defendants legal protections that they shouldn't have.
Learn facts about 9/11
Published: Saturday, February 27, 2010
Continued viability of our great nation depends on citizens informing themselves:
1) Watch the full two-hour Research Edition, of “9/11 Blueprint for Truth,” by architect Richard Gage, online, at www.ae911truth.org.
Public and college libraries in many New Hampshire towns have this DVD.
2) Investigate www.voteforanswers.com, and follow the links for more information.
3) Read books by, or watch YouTube videos of David Ray Griffin, international 9/11 lecturer. Here’s the link to the video (in eight parts) of Griffin, that first convinced me: www.youtube.com/ watch?v>lf5rTPuLDfM
4) Come to the free event at Keene High School, “9/11 and Our Future,” Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m., featuring actor Daniel Sunjata, co-star of the TV show “Rescue Me,” Peterborough physicist Dr. John Wyndham PhD (how the towers fell), Manny Badillo (who lost a family member on 9/11), Bill Gleason (founder of the WTC Rescuers Foundation.)
It will be a powerful and informative evening, not to be missed.
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Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Jon Gold
Interview by John Bursill
This week on Visibility 9-11 we have Jon Gold, a long-time 9/11 truth activist who is currently building bridges between the 9/11 truth movement and the peace movement. Jon talks about two very important and groundbreaking events that he is participating in March. The details are below.
Treason in America: 9/11, The Wars & Our Broken Constitution Conference
Valley Forge Convention Center
March 6 & 7th
This event brings together peace activists, whistleblowers, alternative media and 9/11 truth advocates to a conference discussing the issues and problems produced by the 9/11 attacks and cover-up. Jon will be the MC at this event and the speakers include Richard Gage AIA, Cindy Sheehan, Lt. Colonel Anthony Shaffer, Bob McIlvaine, Daniel Sunjata and Luke Rudkowski just to name a few! Neither left nor right, this gathering is truly groundbreaking.
Please support this event, see details here: www.treasoninamericaconference.com
Peace of the Action
Oscarbation: Avatar is a Movie About How Corporations Orchestrated 9/11
"Pandora is a planet that can stop whatever horrible things we’re doing to it before we reach the point of no return, which, as far as the film’s Pandora-as-sci-fi-Earth allegory goes, really frees us up to continue doing all the horrible things we’re doing. For all its sequences of environmental terrorism, like the 9/11 imagery of the Hometree bombing, humans are ultimately let off the hook as far as being responsible and respectful of the environment is concerned."
NEW YORK POST - Last Updated:Sun., Feb. 28, 2010, 04:56am
CANTOR Fitzgerald has boosted its damages claim in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks by more than $1 billion to cover lost profits after two-thirds of its work force perished in the World Trade Center collapse.
The global financial services firm, which initially sought only $102.5 million, demanded the eye-popping amount "on the eve of mediation" last year, according to a new Manhattan federal court filing, the New York Post reports.
Defendant American Airlines -- whose Flight 11 crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York -- will seek to have the "dramatic increase" dismissed on grounds that it's a "disguised wrongful death claim" with no basis in law, the court papers say.
A Cantor spokesman declined to comment.
Cantor's claim was revealed in an agreement to settle $6 billion worth of property-damage suits filed by 80 businesses, including the former Windows on the World restaurant, World Trade Center Farmers Market and numerous insurance companies.
Good article here, quite germane to the work that we are trying to accomplish.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Towards a Theory of Conspiracy Theories
Cass Sunstein, confidante of Obama, Harvard Law professor, current head of the federal Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, potential Supreme Court nominee - and the latest crusader against those dastardly conspiracy theories
Recently, there was quite a hullabaloo in the blogosphere over a reprehensible academic paper Sunstein co-wrote in 2008 (available for download here), which argued for a Cointellpro-type program of government infiltration of conspiracy theorists, online and in person. Given the incredible scope and flexibility of the powers of his office, as enunciated in this September 30, 1993 executive order signed by Clinton, his proposal should certainly give us pause.