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Blog Posting Delay??

Hi... is there a delay after you submit a blog or should it appear in your list immediately? Just curious if my submission failed and I need to post again.

Thanks ~ PJ


Blog entries go into a moderation queue for review.

Hi, how do I edit my blog post after it is posted?

I see no link. Thanks.


Good question.
In the old days that was possible.

Best regards.


Blog edit.

Click on the 'blogs' tab;

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Do you happen to remember what that tag/marker was? It's helpful to assist the admins with where to break off the blog entry (the point where people have to click on the blog entry to read more).

If you find it, please publish it in the help somewhere. (Unless you don't want it documented of course ;-)

Many thanks

About the pictures. One must be very dedicated to the cause, to upload pictures.


Your best bet is to set up an account at a free image hosting site like Photobucket, and then link your images via the provided HTML.

Open Letter to J. Daniels, President of Nat'l Sept.11 Memorial

Mr. Joseph Daniels, President,
National September 11 Memorial & Museum,
One Liberty Plaza,
New York

Dear Mr. Daniels,

I read a Reuters press release of Septembe 11, 2009, according to which your Establishment, dedicated to the Sept. 11 attacks, would display photographs of the "19 hijackers" of 9/11, and present "facts" focusing on "what happened" on 9/11, "why it happened and what does it mean to live a in 9/11 world."

I am aware that among the Board Members of your Museum are prominent businesspeople and politicians that may have a vested interest to represent the US government view on the events of 9/11.

I respectfully wish to point out to you, Mr. Daniels, that your plans might in the future cause you nightmares and render your establishment extremely controversial.

The reason for my concern is that you and your colleagues appear to rely entirely on the official account on 9/11, as presented by the US government, its agencies and the 9/11 Commission.

Such reliance is unwarranted because there is no evidence - whatsoever - that the official account on 9/11 bears any resemblance to reality. First, there exists no evidence that 19 Muslim fanatics boarded aircraft that they later hijacked and flew into the known landmarks. Thus, posting the photographs of the alleged "hijackers" at your Museum would constitute an act of defamation of innocent individuals, whose guilt was never proved, and more generally a form of racial incitement against Muslims, none of whom were proved to participate in the mass murder. Secondly, the official explanation regarding the disintegration of World Trade towers is being disputed by a growing constituency of architects and engineers, whose expertise is beyond doubt. To disregard the voices of this constituency would jeopardize your noble project.

I wholeheartedly share the wish of 9/11 families to create a memorial for the victims that would present the truth on the events, as well as the motives of the perpetrators and their identities. This purpose cannot be accomplished, however, in a partial manner, and by disregarding findings by thousands of independent scholars and concerned citizens that undermine the official account of the events. This growing constituency, going by the name of the 9/11 truth movement, will certainly not remain silent if your establishment's role is to be the promotion of untruths, as it appears to be from public declarations.

I urge you and your colleagues to seek the cooperation of the 9/11 truth movement, in order to secure that your establishment retain a wide consensus within the United States and world-wide and serve faithfully the families of the victims and society in general. In this regard, you might wish to contact leading members of this movement, such as Prof. David Ray Griffin (California), Prof. Niels Harrit of the University of Copenhagen, Producer Barrie Zwicker (Canada) and Architect Richard Gage (California). The website Patriots for 9/11 Truth may also provide names of individuals from all walks of life, who might be sought to help establish a credible memorial project about 9/11.

I would be thankful for your reaction to my appeal.

Sincerely yours,

Elias Davidsson
Alfter, Germany

Is there a silent blacklist?

Why does 911Blogger no longer post my messages supposedly in "queue," no matter how civil, relevant, and inoffensive, for days and weeks and months after submission?

Am I on some sort of blacklist?

Paul Craig Roberts On The Phony "WARS" and 9/11

Michael Marino

Paul Craig Roberts the former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury under President Reagan points out that the 9/11 Commissioners themselves said that they were lied to, and therefore we must reopen the investigation.

scroll to 7:50 minutes for 9/11

September 11 attacks and cloning top Yahoo! searches

The top 10 news searches in the last 15 years according to Yahoo! are:

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9-11 anthrax survivors studied by NIH

Health problems linger for survivors of the anthrax attacks
In the 10 years since 17 people survived the deadly anthrax attacks
that terrorized the nation in the weeks following 9/11, little recent
information is known about their health. But the National Institute of
Health has quietly monitored the health of 7 of the those survivors,
including [a Falls resident]. The group represents the largest pool of
anthrax survivors US researchers have studied. The ongoing study will
provide the 1st comprehensive data on the long-term health effects of
anthrax exposure, the project's head researcher said recently. "No one
has ever documented follow up in anthrax survivors," said Dr Mary
Wright, the principal investigator with the NIH's National Institute
of Allergy and Infectious Disease [NIAID].

Before 2001, the last reported US anthrax case occurred in 1976, and
it was reported 2 years later, according to the NIH. The only previous
anthrax studies were 50 years old and contained little data about
long-term effects or possible complications.

In fall 2001, 22 people in the US were exposed to anthrax through
tainted letters sent through the US mail. 5 died. Many of those
affected were US Postal Service [USPS] workers, who either inhaled
anthrax spores or were exposed to it through skin contact.

NIAD is the only research agency that is following the health of
anthrax attack survivors, a project that started in February 2002. The
study participants include 2 with inhaled exposure, and all but one
are regularly tested and evaluated every one to 2 years, Wright said.
The testing includes neuropsychological, blood, and hormone level
tests. The study will continue as long as the participants are
willing. And one survivor, a woman who has not recently participated,
can return at any time, Wright said.

The most recently released information about the health of the
survivors came in 2004. It was based on a one-year follow up study of
15 of the 17 survivors conducted by the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention. That study used medical interviews, standardized
self-administered questionnaires, and a review of available medical

The study found that 8 of the participants hadn't returned to work
more than a year after the attacks, all were under psychiatric care,
and most reported symptoms ranging from chronic cough, fatigue, and
memory problems to depression, anxiety, and hostility. 8 survivors
also reported moderate to severe joint problems and decreased physical
functioning. But diagnostic tests performed on 6 of the 8 patients
showed no signs of immune or inflammatory disorders or other common
medical explanations for the symptoms.

Nearly 9 years later, Wright says her data shows the survivors who
were the sickest in 2001 continue to experience the most persistent
symptoms, including memory trouble and chronic fatigue. These
survivors either inhaled anthrax or had it enter their bloodstream
after they contracted the skin form.

The sickest patients also have had the most difficulty returning to
work. Though some have returned, they can't perform at the same level
as before, Wright said. Those with less severe symptoms appear to have
returned to their regular lives.

Wright added that researchers know some survivors will develop common
age-related medical problems, but there likely will be no way to prove
a cause-effect relationship with the anthrax exposure. "We are hoping
what we learn, once we publish, is if there are new cases, including
natural cases, that they can learn from this experience and monitor
some of these variables, like hormone levels and memory testing and
offer some support to folks," Wright said.

[The Falls resident], now 45 and a US postal worker, was the 12th of
the 22 anthrax attack victims. 4 coworkers also were exposed and

He returned to his job at the Hamilton, New Jersey, office in 2005,
where he continued to work a "modified schedule" through Workers'
Compensation, according to a recent post on the PostalWorker News
Blog, which isn't affiliated with the US Postal Service.

He came in contact with one of the tainted envelopes, a letter
addressed to then Senate Majority Leader Thomas Daschle, while working
overtime on Columbus Day 2001. Normally, he didn't sort 1st-class

5 days later, he noticed a welt-like sore on his neck where he had
nicked himself shaving the day he worked the overtime. He was treated
at an emergency room for a suspected spider bite and released. The
next morning, though, he woke to find his neck had swelled to 27
inches [69 cm] around. The welt was now a pus-filled boil and a
softball-size lump protruded from his chest. He returned to the
emergency room, where doctors confirmed he had an anthrax infection,
triggering emergency infectious disease protocols. After 5 days in
isolation with antibiotic treatments, [the man] was released.

[He] last spoke to the newspaper in 2008. At the time, he complained
of symptoms that he believed were the lingering effects of the anthrax
-- stuffy head, achy joints, throbbing headaches, insomnia, and panic

In a [6 Aug 2011] post on the PostalWorker blog, [the man] wrote that
he still suffers severe post traumatic stress disorder, which a doctor
has diagnosed. He said his condition has been worsened because he
continues to work at a postal center 300 yards [275 m] from the
building where he was exposed to anthrax and he's required to sort and
throw away waste mail.

He added that his repeated requests for a job transfer closer to home
have gone nowhere. "Without having been through this experience, it
has been impossible for others, including US Post officials, to
comprehend the mental and physical toll I face each day driving back
and forth to work and seeing the postal facility, a constant reminder
of this terrible, near-fatal exposure I suffered," [his] post said.
"This has proven to be no help whatsoever in me trying to obtain
closure and getting on with my life. I just want to spend my last
years of service at a facility with a less stressful, remindful

The USPS cannot comment on employee claims without the employee's
written permission, spokesman Ray Daiutolo said. But Daiutolo said
that if an injured worker disagrees with the offered position, that
employee can provide supporting documentation to the Office of
Workers' Compensation Programs, which makes the final decision. If an
employee is returned to duty in a "suitable position" and subsequently
experiences a worsening of his/her condition or has a change in work
tolerances, that employee has the right to submit a claim for
recurrence, Daiutolo added.

[Byline: Jo Ciavaglia]

Communicated by:

[Obviously there are overlapping conditions of advancing age, mental
stress, and trauma, and possible chronic lesions directly associated
with the anthrax infection. Off the cuff I would expect that the
ongoing problems to be associated with the 1st 2 aspects. Those of us
working every day with various diseases and pathogens can be unaware
of the sharp stress of being ill with those same diseases can have on
ordinary folk. We look forward to reading Dr Wright's report on her
study when it comes out. - Mod.MHJ]

[see also:
Anthrax, human - USA: 2001 review 20020920.5367]
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