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EPA scientist who warned of caustic dust from Ground Zero wins job back

Cate Jenkins was fired from job as chemist after accusing EPA of deliberately covering up dangers of 9/11 wreckage dust - The Guardian

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Dust from the Twin Towers caused chemical burns to the lungs of firefighters and other rescue teams. Photograph: Jose Jimenez/Getty Images

A government scientist sacked for exposing the dangers to firefighters from the caustic air at Ground Zero in the days after 9/11 got her job back on Monday.

A federal court ordered that Cate Jenkins, a chemist at the Environmental Protection Agency, be reinstated to her job with back pay.

Her lawyer said the decision, although based on matters of legal process, amounted to vindication for Jenkins's claims that the EPA had covered up the danger posed to first responders and others in lower Manhattan from the asbestos and highly corrosive dust that rose from the wreckage of the World Trade Center.

It was also a rare victory for whistleblowers, said lawyer Paula Dinerstein. "This doesn't happen that often."

Relics, Artifacts and Memories: A Year Spent With World Trade Center Steel

Relics, Artifacts and Memories: A Year Spent With World Trade Center Steel
Truthout, Amanda Lin Costa, September 11, 2011

I didn’t set off to become an expert in World Trade Center (WTC) steel but recently it occurred to me I was becoming one. The thought first dawned on me about a month ago, after I spent the day filming at The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) as part of a documentary I have been working on about WTC steel.

I spent hours with Stephen W. Banovic, a materials research scientist in the Metallurgy Division of the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory at NIST, and Michael E. Newman, senior communications officer at NIST. Both men had spent more than six years of their lives living and breathing the WTC steel during the intensive investigation into the collapse of the Twin Towers.

Not Going There: Predictable "What Was Learned From 9/11?" Stories


In the ongoing quest to define reality about the events of 9/11/01, the MSM is pretending to ask the public what they "learned" about 9/11, or as in the case with NPR, using the official story mouthpieces to simply tell the public their version. In response, so far, one person on a list I'm on wrote this:

"Yesterday NPR did a program on 9/11. The program’s title was “What We’ve Learned Since 9/11.” Being the dope I am, I called in and to the screener, I said that what I’ve learned is that 1,000 foot buildings can’t come down in 10 seconds. His response was, “We’re not even going to go there.” I hung up. What’s new?"

I wonder how many times that screener had to say that.

Drawing Lessons From 9/11, Ten Years Later
Talk of the Nation, June 28, 2011

Michael Chertoff, former secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Jane Harman, former chair, U.S. House Intelligence Committee
Amb. John Negroponte, former Director of National Intelligence
Thomas Friedman, columnist, New York Times


JANE HARMAN: What have I learned? Here are a few things. I was in Congress on 9/11, headed toward the dome of the Capitol where the intelligence rooms were then housed. They've since moved underground to a bunker that's called the National Visitors Center. But at the time we had no evacuation plan.

9/11 Museum Bigs Cash In
Kids' small donations pay for inflated salaries
January 23, 2011

Schoolchildren thought their penny jars and bake-sale proceeds would go toward building a 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero -- not the six-figure salaries of nonprofit execs. But 11 staffers at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum each pulled down more than $170,000 in total compensation in 2009, according to the most recent filings. Four execs took home more than $320,000.

Foundation President Joseph Daniels, 38, pocketed $371,307 after receiving hefty raises three years in a row -- 28 percent in 2006, when he was promoted from acting president, followed by 12 percent and 6 percent.

9/11 New WTC Ground Zero Aftermath Kurt Sonnenfeld FEMA Video 2010 Release

This video was uploaded to youtube a little over a month ago. I stumbled upon it through a hyperlinked comment under a article about geraldo's recent shift in critical thinking skills. I haven't seen it on this site, so I thought I'd post it.

There's an interesting pocket of bright flame that ignites at the 6:00 mark. Additionally, there's lots of video of the mangled and cut steel beams.. .

9/11 New WTC Ground Zero Aftermath Kurt Sonnenfeld FEMA Video 2010 Release

Be Careful Denzel – That Ground Zero Dust is Explosive!

In a recent interview published by The Daily Mail in the U.K., the Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington spoke briefly about his time in New York around 9/11/01:

“I’m from New York, I was at Ground Zero and it changed my life. I’m a native New Yorker to the day I die. I had to be there. I was stunned. I was as close as I am to you now looking down in the hole days after it happened. For everyone involved it was traumatic. I saw people just sitting there exhausted because the guys had worked two or three days straight.”

Islam's Encounters With America...........article in WSJ with interesting comment section

The Wall Street Journal has presented an article entitled,

Islam's Encounters With America

A survey by Elaph, the most respected electronic daily in the Arab world, saw 58% object to the building of the WTC mosque.


and a lively discussion developed.

I was astounded that the Wall Street Journal has not censored many of the comments posted.  Many of these comments would have been removed by Alternet or CommonDreams or Counterpunch or Truthout.

I responded with a comment and it has not been removed, even though it was boldly pro 9/11 Truth.  How long they will let it stay there remains to be seen.  Maybe some others could post.  Here is my comment:

Kurt Sonnenfeld and his videos!/video/video.php?v=159922717351384&ref=mf

From Russia Today: 911 Reasons Why 9/11 Was (probably) An Inside Job

911 reasons why 9/11 was (probably) an inside job
09 September, 2009, 17:50

9/11 was the day steel-framed buildings fell like sandcastles, the law of physics worked in reverse and the United States Air Force went missing in action. So what is the real story?

By Robert Bridge, RT

Before attempting to identify “nine hundred and eleven reasons why 9/11 was an inside job” (which will start tomorrow as part of an investigative, four-part report), I would like to briefly mention my own “where-were-you-on-9/11-moment” since it has a lot to do with my reasons for rejecting the official version of events that fateful day.

9/11: The Rest Should Be Silence

The best part of this article is the comments section, which I have not included.  Click on the link below to see them.  Common Dreams censors most 9/11 truth comments, and for one comment which was not inflammatory at all, I was censored apparently for life.  But there are quite a few that address 9/11 truth issues.

Most of the comments seem to be directed to a paragraph which I highlighted.

9/11: The Rest Should Be Silence

by Michael Winship

Visiting Ground Zero, Praying to Allah

September 9, 2010

Visiting Ground Zero, Asking Allah for Comfort

Nearly every Sept. 11 since Sept. 11, Hadidjatou Karamoko Traoré has made sure that her three children were dressed in their best clothes, and taken them from their tidy brick home in the Bronx to the pit where the World Trade Center stood, and where her husband, their father, worked and died.

from We Are Change: the latest schedule of events for Ground Zero for the 9th Anniversary

from We Are Change: latest of the scheduling for the ninth anniversary events at Ground Zero
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Hello everyone!

This years events are coming so fast only a day away till our Kickoff Street Action & Activist Night!

We came out with a detailed schedule with information on each day's street action, locations, directions, venues, speakers, events, vigils, etc...

Some of our line-ups have had minor changes, if something you wish to attend has changed You tickets can be changed for a different panel, day or event. Of course, your tickets original day and time is prioritized.

Please print out confirmation receipts & bring I.D. If a friend purchased the ticket for you with his/her card, please have them photocopy their i.d. and sign over the tickets to you. We have had this question asked a few times and this is the best solution to guarantee everyones transactions go along smoothly.

Below is our detailed schedule, you can also check out for all up-to-date changes and information on schedules & locations!

See you soon!