ground zero

An Early Birthday Present For Me From My Father

I met my father for lunch today, and he had an early birthday present for me. It was a piece of the above mural in a picture frame, along with a brief description.

About Yakov's Mural
After 9/11, Yakov Smirnoff used his art as an outlet for his grief. He created the painting "America's Heart" including a special message that reflected his belief in the human condition.

"The human spirit is not measured by the size of the act, but by the size of the heart."

Yakov shares that, "Along with so many people, I was stunned as I watched the images on television on the morning of September 11; and what made this devastation even more grievous was to know that what I was watching was coming from New York harbor, which is the home of the Statue of Liberty. She had to stand there and watch our American landscape changing in front of her very eyes, never to be the same. And yet she stood there, together and strong without wavering. I think it's a wonderful metaphor for all of us, to stand there, together and strong, without wavering, in love and not fear."

Hunt for 9/11 remains to go on indefinitely


Hunt for 9/11 remains to go on indefinitely

Associated Press

July 5, 2007

NEW YORK -- When the hunt for human remains at the World Trade Center site was renewed last fall, city officials envisioned a yearlong search.

The investigation, which started after the unexpected discovery of bones in an abandoned manhole, so far has unearthed hundreds of human bones missed in the cleanup immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks.

With more remains being recovered daily, Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler said Tuesday that the goal of ending the search by this fall "is no longer attainable."

"Our experience over the last nine months and the ongoing rebuilding of the World Trade Center site and surrounding area suggest that search operations will continue in one form or another for the foreseeable future," Skyler said in a memo to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

Since October, the search has yielded 677 human bones in and around Ground Zero; an added 785 have been found in the past two years in a vacant skyscraper damaged on Sept. 11, 2001.

9/11 Truthers In Southern Ontario Interested In Attending 9/11 Anniversary In NYC

For those of you 9/11 Truthers in Southern Ontario that plan on attending the 6th Anniversary of 9/11 in NYC on September 11 and would like to go down to NYC as a group, I am hoping to organize a group of people that wish to attend so that we can mobilize as a group and so no one will be forced to travel solo. So if you are interested please give me a shout no later than the end of July as this is already in the early stages of development and we want to be sure we get a flight and place to stay as much in advance as possible.

You can contact me by email at:

I hope to get a decent response as this is a big year for 9/11 Truth on account of Loose Change Final Cut hitting theaters amongst other big breakthroughs on the war front of truth. So if you are planning on going don't delay because you WILL be a part of history come 9/11/07.

- Matt Etmanskie

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

JPMorgan to build bank tower at 9/11 site

Last night I saw Richard Gage's presentation on Google Video about the collapse of the WTC. It was the first time I heard that insurance companies covering buildings were able to hike up their premiums by 2000% after 9/11. No wonder they don't want to tangle with Larry Silverstein. Each and every one of them has everything to gain by remaining quiet and everything to lose through infighting.


Thursday, 14 June 2007

JPMorgan to build bank tower at 9/11 site

JPMorgan Chase & Co plans to move its investment bank to a new tower at the office complex to be built on the "Ground Zero" World Trade Center site, a source familiar with the situation has said.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the government agency that controls the site, said in April that it was negotiating with the No. 3 US banking group about building an office tower just south of the complex that was destroyed on September 11, 2001.

New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer alerted reporters in an advisory that he was holding a news conference on Thursday about a "major economic development announcement."

Mystique of 'America's Mayor' Tarnished

Things aren't looking good for Ghouliani. Ghouliani's staff is treating this as if it were nothing more than a partisan attack by a group (NY Firefighters Union) who traditionally have supported Democrats. While that may be true in a small part, we know that there is more of a rejection of Ghouliani due to his callous disregard for Ground Zero rescue workers and 9/11 victims families that he sustained long after 9/11. Ghouliani's 9/11 profiteering on terror by way of his fictional hero role has resulted in an utterly ridiculous ascension of his personal wealth off of their sacrifices. All the while the health of the true heroes declines and they are are dying for lack of adequate protection then, and now. Firefighters had a legitimate complaint in that Ghouliani rushed to clean up ground zero, preventing the remains of many firefighters from being recovered. However, the removal of the steel, crime scene evidence that probably held darkest secrets related to the explosions in the towers and building 7, should never be forgotten.

Statement in Response to Bush Administration's Investigation of 'SiCKO'


May 10th, 2007 9:34 am

Statement in Response to Bush Administration's Investigation of 'SiCKO'

'SiCKO,' Michael Moore's new movie, will rip the band-aid off America's health care industry. Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in just one week and opening across the U.S. on June 29th, 'SiCKO' will expose the corporations that place profit before care and the politicians who care only about money. Our health care system is broken and, all too often, deadly. The efforts of the Bush Administration to conduct a politically motivated investigation of Michael Moore and 'SiCKO' will not stop us from making sure the American people see this film.

Study links lung disease to WTC work


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Study links lung disease to WTC work

By AMY WESTFELDT, Associated Press WriterTue May 8, 9:40 PM ET

Rescue workers and firefighters contracted a serious lung-scarring disease called sarcoidosis at a much higher rate after the Sept. 11 attacks than before, said a study that is the first to link the disease to exposure to toxic dust at ground zero.

The study, published by nine doctors including the medical officer monitoring city firefighters, Dr. David Prezant, found that firefighters and rescue workers contracted sarcoidosis in the year after Sept. 11, 2001, at a rate more than five times higher than the years before the attacks.

Unlike previous studies that have linked exposure to the toxic dust cloud that enveloped lower Manhattan after the World Trade Center's collapse to many different respiratory illnesses, this study zeros in on one disease.

WTC 911 helicopter footage (german documentary)

A german film "THE OTHER AMERICA" documents many psychological aspects of the 911 operation, juxtaposing very interesting footage of the scale of the crime at Ground Zero.

It is entirely in english with german subtitles. It was first broadcast on 07 September 2002 on German-French people-owned TV channel ARTE.

Download Link (338mB) and more info:

If you haven't seen it, helicopter views of the circular hole in WTC5, footage of bent box columns, hosing down of trucks, loading of metal scrap on barges ... a stunning watch.

The interviewees speak clearly of the crimes of the elites but do not spell out that 9/11 was an inside job. Their statements are therefore hard to refute and make this documentary a MUST SEE for the "average american".

Download mpg (338mb):


Worked with mayor.




May 8, 2007 -- A detective on Mayor Bloomberg's security detail died yesterday of cancer - an illness his family and union officials believe can be traced to his work in the toxic debris at Ground Zero after 9/11.

Detective Kevin Hawkins, 42, died at 2 a.m. at the hospice unit of Calvary Hospital in The Bronx, said Vic Cipulla, vice president of the Detectives Endowment Association.

He'd been diagnosed with kidney cancer in September.

Cipulla said Hawkins and his family had filed a claim that would seek verification that his illness was in the line of duty, making him eligible for a disability pension.

"Members have come down with various forms of cancer and there are many still to come," he said.

A Saturday Afternoon with Luke and Gang

My friends and I went to Ground Zero last Saturday to get a feeling for what these guys/gals ( go through every Saturday and more in NYC.

If you live near NYC, I encourage you to come up on a Saturday afternoon from 1PM - 4PM to give support!

It's Happening at Ground Zero TONIGHT MARCH 20th

Download ~ This coming Tuesday in honor of the 4th anniversary of the 2nd Iraq War. We ask everyone to join us at Ground Zero at 7:30 PM this Tuesday and to bring a candle. We will be doing a visual projection show over the site that will be seen from throughout the area.

News crews from around the world will be at this happening.

There is also going to be an after-party at Mehanata (113 Ludlow, between Rivington and Delancey) with Djs PoodleCannon and Luke Warm spinning downstairs to visuals by GBC, and FluxRostrum doing a live video edit of the evenings action projected upstairs. The party has no cover.

Kids Who Lost Parent On 9/11 Suffer


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Kids Who Lost Parent On 9/11 Suffer

A study released yesterday showed that three-quarters of children who lost a parent on 9/11 suffered from psychiatric illnesses after the attacks, including anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress and depression. Shocking, I know. Researchers at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center monitored 45 kids (average age of nine) who had lost a parent for two years following the attacks. Before 9/11, only one-third of them had mental health problems. They were compared to 34 children who had not lost a parent, and the number of psychiatric problems suffered by the former group more than doubled after the attacks. Findings also revealed that children who lost a parent are 10 times as likely to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder than those who did not.

Please Help! 1,124 Ground Zero Hi-Res Pictures!

EDIT: added:
Gallery of best cut steel columns and pile.


I need help in figuring out how to upload and share these pictures on the web for all to view.

A guy I work with gave me 1GB worth, or 1124, of extremely Hi-res (about 90%) pictures from Ground Zero. His uncle worked for a clean up company and has been sitting on them for over a year. I've only had a chance to look at a few of these and they are breathtaking. The quality on about 90% of them is incredibly high.

I want to distribute them so that others can examine and research these to see if it helps our case.

If you have a way for me to upload these, please email asap..


p.s. if this is not the right spot to do this, please tell me where to post and/or move it for me!