Washington, D.C. – Last week, Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 1466, to completely repeal the PATRIOT act. The bill would reform the National Security Agency (NSA), and dramatically revamp America’s overall espionage apparatus and posture.
Aptly named the Surveillance State Repeal Act, the bill, if enacted, would be the single biggest legislative check against the unwarranted government overreach and draconian surveillance of Americans that has transpired subsequent the events of 9/11, while at the same time restoring our civil liberties.
The bill would also give whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, who exposed the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance in 2013, additional protections under the law.
#4 of 6: NIST's WTC 7 Reports: Filled with Fantasy, Fiction, and Fraud
NIST's fairy tales about these two contributing factors to the collapse — the trusses and a diesel fire — were clearly as ill-founded as the story about the non-existent 10-story gouge.
PART 3: Trusses & Tanks — Popular Mechanics Helps NIST Create More Myths
By Simon Falkner and Chris Sarns
Editor's Note: This fascinating and provocative technical piece on NIST's manipulation of the WTC 7 evidence is broken down into a series of six articles. The fourth installment (below) is PART 3: Trusses & Tanks — Popular Mechanics Helps NIST Create More Myths. The first installment was the INTRODUCTION. The second installment was PART 1: NIST and Popular Mechanics Fabricate Myth About WTC 7's "Scooped-Out" 10 Stories. The third installment was PART 2: NIST's Fictitious Gouge Launches Design Flaw Myth and Collapse Initiation Theory. Stand by for the next two installments, to be published monthly.
Part 15: The Abuse Syndrome By Frances T. Shure Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—About 9/11?
Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—About 9/11?
Part 15: The Abuse Syndrome
By Frances T. Shure
Editor's Note: Frances Shure, M.A., L.P.C., has performed an in-depth analysis addressing a key issue of our time: "Why Do Good People Become Silent — or Worse — About 9/11?" The resulting essay, being presented here as a series, is a synthesis of both academic research and clinical observations.
© by Frances T. Shure, 2015
Fran ShureIn answering the question in the title of this essay, the January 2015 segment — Learned Helplessness — reported on the conditioned responses of utter helplessness and hopelessness resulting from ongoing painful trauma or adversity that involves actual or perceived lack of control.
Here, in the March 2015 installment [there was no February installment, because the January piece appeared in the February newsletter], we continue Ms. Shure's analysis with Part 15: The Abuse Syndrome.
Bruce Levine: The abuse syndrome
Interview 1019 – Michael Springmann on Visas for Terrorists 40:57
Corbett • 03/31/2015
J. Michael Springmann of MichaelSpringmann.com joins us to discuss his new book, Visas for al-Qaeda: CIA Handouts that rocked the world. We discuss Springmann’s experience at the U.S. consulate in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia in the 1980s and the ongoing CIA program to illegally provide US visas for their terrorist operatives that he discovered there.
This summer will mark the ninth anniversary of the Journal of 9/11 Studies. In that time, my co-editors and I have published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and letters addressing various aspects of the 9/11 crimes. Although it can be hard, thankless work, the job of co-editor has also been rewarding and I’ve learned a great deal.
Through publishing articles in mainstream journals, I’ve learned that our peer-review process is at least as rigorous as that of others. At our Journal, submissions often fail to pass the editor’s initial assessment and are never reviewed. Of the remainder, dozens have failed to make it through the peer-review process to become published. It’s a disappointment when that happens but it’s important that whatever we publish lives up to certain standards. The end result is a treasure trove of reliable research, freely available on the web.
For example, here are six articles and two letters that should be widely read.
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"This is one of those very interesting scenarios when the elephant in the room basically started going to the bathroom and no one could any longer ignore its presence, but, people kept ignoring it. It seems to be a combination of mental illness and basic fear that is causing this intentional mass ignorance of one of the most blaring and significant issues of our time. And remember, this isn't about claiming to know exactly what happened on 9/11, it is about everyone agreeing that we need a new investigation immediately and a significant amount of material needs to be declassified.
Look at this situation, the FORMER TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OF THE NSA AT THE TIME OF 9/11 IS ASKING FOR A NEW INVESTIGATION AND THE WHOLE WORLD IS IGNORING IT EXCEPT FOR A HANDFUL OF FEARLESS ALTERNATIVE MEDIA OUTLETS. A figure of his stature and position cannot be ignored. He's possibly the most credible NSA whistleblower on the planet, and he's not even wanted for detainment by the US government. Even they respect him!
Three Judges “Astonished” At Now Seeing The Collapse of Building 7 (14 years later)
March 15, 2015 by Dalia Mae 47 Comments
In the interview above, after the court case, Harrit says,
“We got the opportunity, for once, to present a video of World Trade Centre 7 collapsing, in court, … at that time I recognised a state of astonishment among the three judges…. I understand, as usual, that none of them had heard or seen the collapse of Building 7 before.”
“I’m just an ordinary, very ordinary retired scientist from the University of Copenhagen who just can’t stand (when) the fundamental laws of Galileo and Sir Isaac Newton are not respected in the public domain.”
The former Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Fraser, was also unaware that a third building had collapsed on September 11, 2001 (when I interviewed him last year). Regardless of the outcome of this libel case, the collapse of this Building 7 has been deliberatedly “kept” from the public.
9/11 Commissioners Admit They Never Got the Full Story
The 9/11 Commissioners publicly expressed anger at cover ups and obstructions of justice by the government into a real 9/11 investigation:
- 9/11 Commission co-chair Lee Hamilton says “I don’t believe for a minute we got everything right”, that the Commission was set up to fail, that people should keep asking questions about 9/11, and that the 9/11 debate should continue
- The 9/11 Commission chair said the Commission was “set up to fail”
- The Commission’s co-chairs said that the CIA (and likely the White House) “obstructed our investigation”
- 9/11 Commissioner Bob Kerrey said that “There are ample reasons to suspect that there may be some alternative to what we outlined in our version . . . We didn’t have access . . . .”
- 9/11 Commissioner Timothy Roemer said “We were extremely frustrated with the false statements we were getting”
- 9/11 Commissioner Max Cleland resigned from the Commission, stating: “It is a national scandal”; “This investigation is now compromised”; and “One of these days we will have to get the full story because the 9-11 issue is so important to America. But this White House wants to cover it up”. When asked in 2009 if he thought there should be another 9/11 commission, Cleland responded: “There should be about fifteen 9/11 commissions”
A new article published by the Journal of 9/11 Studies argues that the evidence supporting the official story of the destruction of the World Trade Center is so weak that the standards for expert testimony established by the U.S. Supreme Court, if applied competently, would exclude this evidence from the courtroom. The article is entitled “The Cause of the Destruction of the World Trade Center Buildings on September 11, 2001 and the Admissibility of Expert Testimony Under the Standards Developed in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceutical, Inc.” The author of the article is Stevan Looney, J.D. He is a trial lawyer and practices primarily in the courts of New Mexico and the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico.
Follow this link for the new article.