Voters say no to new 9/11 investigation

I have to admit that I was pretty teary-eyed when I read this guys. But two to one is not bad, so chin up. At least the impeachment resolutions made it through. The message, however, is clear: We have to work harder to get our message out. And we can start by helping our own in the comments section of the current article:

Anyway, here's the link to the article and the article itself:


Voters say no to new 9/11 investigation

By John Briggs
Free Press Staff Writer

March 7, 2007

Burlington voters Tuesday rejected a local group's call for a new investigation of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, by a nearly two-to-one ratio.

The vote was 3,150 to 1,817. The ballot question passed 39-17 in Lincoln, proponent Matthew Ennis said. The issue never generated much debate in Burlington.

"I'm very surprised," said Marc Estrin, spokesman for the Burlington group, which gained enough signatures to place the question on the ballot. "I was expecting the opposite direction."

The ballot item would have asked Vermont's congressional delegation to push for a new investigation. Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch made clear in January that they weren't likely to move in that direction.

The question won approval in Wards 2 and 3 -- 71 percent in favor in the latter -- but lost in the city's remaining five wards, with more than 70 percent of voters in Wards 4, 6 and 7 voting no.

Word that the question would appear on Burlington's ballot spread quickly across the nation among proponents of a new investigation, and The Burlington Free Press received a number of e-mails applauding news that voters would, for the first time, be able to weigh in on the subject.

Proponents of a new investigation have argued that the official probe, reported in the "9/11 Commission Report," was deliberately narrowed and, as a result, inadequate.

"Clearly," Estrin said, "we have to get together and strategize -- decide where we go from here."

He said that while he was surprised by the vote in Burlington, the issue is "complex. It's a very off-putting idea," he said. "Very many smart people who follow the news and don't support George Bush don't want to go there."

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Do you believe in your voting system?

I mean come on, the 2000 and 2004 elections were heavily rigged, at least you should have heard someting about it,
so why should we trust this one, especially if some precincts have right the opposite voting result than the rest?

I am extremely disappointed in my felow Americans up in VT!

How/why would having further investigation & verification into the biggest, most outrageous, mass murder in U.S. history be a bad idea???

Do Vermonters mean to tell us that Kean/Hamilton & NIST have done the definitive report on 9/11??? The case is now closed??? That is absolutely ludicrous reasoning!!!!

I think this shows' that the perpetrators' control over the complicit media has done tremendous harm to the truth movement! I guess when you have the NY Times, O'Reilly, Hannity, Wolf Blitzer, Amy Goodman, etc., relentlessly assuring us that Osama & his 19 flunkies committed 9/11, it fools a hell of a lot of people!

IMO, we need to re-double our efforts to educate the average guy/gal in the street that 9/11 was an inside job!!!!

(P.S. I hope this was actually a fair vote in VT, and not more electronic voting-machine fraud!)

Not especially cheering but useful

Even though it would have been nice to "win" it, it's good to see that last summer's polls, which gave similar results, are reflected in an actual vote. Personally, I have always been a little dubious about those polls, only because it was hard for me to believe that such a high percent of people had even heard about alternative possiblilities other than the 'official' line. So, in a way, these results were good news for me. Of course, I was hoping that momentum would have increased since last summer and that more outreach would bring more results, but that wasn't the case, unless, of course, the polls were flawed and the reality is what we got in Burlington.

But, looking toward the future, the good thing about having a practical test is that we should be able to learn something from it. How much outreach was there? In other words, to what extent were voters exposed to the facts? Also, since it passed by 70% in some areas and lost by 70% in others, what were the differences between those places? More "liberal", more "educated", more exposed to our information, or what?

Hopefully, the Burlington results will give us the tools we need for futhure times.

Fred W

my free press comment

Something to hide? When something does not seem right, you have got to ask questions.The following are legitimate issues I have based on factual evidence which need to be looked at closely. The official story is not correct, how can you live knowing the biggest event in the last several decades is incorrectly recorded?

Bin Laden says he wasn't behind attacks... so why did we invade Afghanistan if most of the terrorists were Saudis? How have we improved Afghanistan?
By the way, Same exact thing for the 98 Embassy bombings...

Rice OK'd claim of safe air at ground zero...they wanted to clean the crime scene ASAP, not investigate it.

Cheney orders 3 times shootdown of Flight93; predicts act of 'heroism' moments after reports of crashed 93. Is he psychic? If orders were given, Pentagon SAM's could have downed Flight77.

Building 7. It's going on 6 years without an 'official' explanation for symetrical, virtually free-fall inward collapse. Google: Danny Jowenko, he's an expert who knows what happened to it.

Legitimate questions.

Thanks for the comment

More of us need to go over to the Burlington Free Press site and do the same.

Take Heart

Please consider for a moment the forces arrayed against the truth coming out -virtually all of the media,govrenment institutions,and a very active psyops program.Just a year ago this would not even have made it on the ballot so therefore 1 out of 3 is a tremendous success.If this kind of hard work and dedication continues the official story will crumble like a piece of feta cheese.
"Hope doesn't come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It's simply a choice to take action."
- Anna Lappe