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Guns and Butter - July 20, 2011 at 1:00pm
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Guns and Butter
Albert Maysles' The Love We Make, which features narration from The Beatles legend, will air on the Showtime network on September.
Paul McCartney was on a grounded plane in New York City on the morning of the 9/11 attacks. The black and white documentary follows his personal journey in the days after the terrorist atrocity his involvement in the Concert For New York City benefit gig.
Recalling his memories of the gig, McCartney said:
"It was an honour to be able to help New York and America at that time in its history. There was a feeling of shock and fear in the air that I thought we could help alleviate with music. And the fact that so many people stepped up to join us made for a very uplifting evening for us all".
by Bob Fitrakis
July 20, 2011 A new filing in the King Lincoln Bronzeville v. Blackwell case includes a copy of the Ohio Secretary of State election production system configuration that was in use in Ohio's 2004 presidential election when there was a sudden and unexpected shift in votes for George W. Bush.
The filing also includes the revealing deposition of the late Michael Connell. Connell served as the IT guru for the Bush family and Karl Rove. Connell ran the private IT firm GovTech that created the controversial system that transferred Ohio's vote count late on election night 2004 to a partisan Republican server site in Chattanooga, Tennessee owned by SmarTech. That is when the vote shift happened, not predicted by the exit polls, that led to Bush's unexpected victory. Connell died a month and a half after giving this deposition in a suspicious small plane crash.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is suing the parent company of the Champion sports apparel maker, calling the decision to drop his endorsement deal over his tweets about the death of Osama bin Laden and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks a breach of contract.
Mendenhall's lawyers filed suit Monday in U.S. District Court in North Carolina, seeking roughly $1 million in damages from Hanesbrands, Inc., the Winston-Salem-based corporate parent of Champion.
The complaint says Champion's decision to end its endorsement deal with Mendenhall in May, days after he questioned the public celebration of bin Laden's death, violates a contract extension the two parties signed in 2010, worth more than $1 million. Mendenhall first signed a deal to endorse Champion products when he entered the league in 2008.
"For Rashard, this really is not about the money. This is about whether he can express his opinion," said Steven Thompson, a Chicago-based attorney representing Mendenhall.
A spokesman for Hanesbrands did not return a call seeking comment by early Tuesday afternoon.
Shortly after bin Laden was killed by a team of Navy SEALs, Mendenhall tweeted, in response to scenes of euphoria around the U.S., "What kind of person celebrates death? It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side..."
He also tweeted on the Sept. 11 attacks: "We'll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style."
" The Best Things in Life are Negotiable" July 16, 17 Week-end 9-11 Civil Information Actions. Almost one year ago this weekend our small most highly productive group of 9/11 activists were confronted by the Edmonton Police Service, harassed by a alleged agent provocateur enduring his threats, and seriously challenged as a group of activists up-holding their right to freedom of speech, and right to assemble in public places based on CANADA'S guarantees within her BILL OF RIGHTS.
This was not our first confrontation with the police in Edmonton , yet we have managed to stay out of jail and continue with what we do best as activists for 9/11 truth. This YouTube report is titled: Exercising our Democratic Right to Free Speech, Right to Assemble and freedom of the Press ( That's us )
Civil Information Activism- Web Site
Relatives of victims of the September 11 attacks have asked to meet with the FBI and top members of the Obama administration about allegations reporters from one of Rupert Murdoch’s British papers tried to hack the cell phone accounts of victims.
In letters sent Monday to Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI Director Robert Mueller and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, a lawyer representing some victims’ families is asking for meetings to discuss a report that journalists from the now-defunct News of the World asked a New York-based private investigator to help them gather information from victims’ phones.
The FBI has initiated an informal probe into the allegations, which were first reported by the Daily Mirror.
“We commend the FBI for opening a preliminary inquiry into this serious issue and we are requesting a meeting to ascertain the scope, goals and timetable of the inquiry,” the letter to Mueller said, Reuters reported. The FBI’s press office declined to comment.
The lawyer representing the victims’ relatives, Norman Siegel, told the wire service that his “clients are troubled about the allegation of potential hacking and they are particularly upset that there now exists an allegation that a newspaper would seek to illegally obtain information about their loved ones.”
“I tried in the letter not to accuse anyone, especially News Corp, of anything yet because you don’t want a media frenzy accusing someone if the facts aren’t there. We want to find out what the truth is,” he said.
Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers For 911 Truth, will be joining us in The 911 Truth Movement Paltalk Room at 6pm eastern on Sunday August 7th..
This is a live, two hour Question and Answer session--Your opportunity to ask Richard Gage questions and hear him bring everyone up to date on what AE911TRUTH has accomplished recently.
Richard joins us on the first Sunday of each month.
Paltalk is a cool way to interact with other 911 activists through voice and text chat. You can also split off from the main room and engage in private chat sessions, as well as share files and video.
The 911 Truth Movement Room has over 200 important videos in its library.
The International Hearings on the Events of September 11, 2001, also referred to as the Toronto Hearings, will take place at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada over the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, from Thursday, September 8th to Sunday, September 11, inclusive. They are being sponsored by the International Center for 9/11 Studies, a non-profit organization.
The objectives of the Toronto Hearings as follows:
1. To present evidence that the U.S. government’s official investigation into the events of September 11, 2001, as pursued by various government and government-appointed agencies, is seriously flawed and has failed to describe and account for the 9/11 events.
2. To single out the most weighty evidence of the inadequacy of the U.S. government’s investigation; to organize and classify that evidence; to preserve that evidence; to make that evidence widely known to the public and to governmental, non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations.
3. To submit a record and a summary of the Hearings, together with signed Statutory Declarations by witnesses, to relevant governments, groups and international agencies with the request that a full and impartial investigation be launched into the events of September 11, 2001, which have been used to initiate military invasions and to restrict the rights of citizens.
4. To engage the attention of the public and media through witness testimony as well as through public talks and media events during the four day event.
The Steering Committee for the Toronto Hearings is working to finalize the list of expert witnesses who will testify at the Hearings and the Panelists who will hear the testimony, and we will publish more information on these topics in the very near future. In the meantime, we would like to address some questions and concerns that have been brought to our attention regarding the purpose, format and outcome of the Hearings.