hungry for truth
From Blair Gadsby:
What a ride! The “Hungry for 9/11 Truth” hunger strike has ended and I am on the mend. Time has come to finalize my thoughts on the event and to comment upon what I believe we have accomplished.
As of today, Monday June 16, I have had four full days of recovery and my weight has increased to 136lbs from a low of 124lbs when my fast ended. The first two days of post-fast were rough. I was in no shape to communicate with anyone and I stayed under the constant observation of my dear wife and nurse.
I went to my doctor on Thursday, June 12 and received the results of my lab work, which was obtained on Day 11 of the strike. He was surprised at some of the changes in values since my pre-fast lab work-up, and confirmed that indeed my body was responding to a lack of nutrition. I will be going in for follow-up labs in another couple of weeks. He warned me of some permanent side effects that could result from the fast, most especially in my kidney and liver functions; however, I am once again feeling very healthy and expect a full recovery.
Let me state that I owe a deep debt of gratitude to all those who stood with me, those near and those far away, through the seventeen days of “camping out” at Senator McCain’s Phoenix office. Special mention needs to be made to three outstanding men: John, Larry, and Rick. These fellows saw to it that I was never alone in my vigil. They each stood-up to the plate and committed themselves to my well-being and safety. Each sat for untallied hours with me, and I could not have asked for better company…you guys are the best!
Day 17 of Blair's hunger strike for 9/11 Truth came and went with dozens of citizens stopping by to give Blair their thanks and appreciation for a selfless act dedicated to the Truth about 9/11. Alex Jones interviewed Blair and Senator Johnson today as well as Mike Rivero of Whatreallyhappened.com and Jeff Farias from Nova M radio. Blair decided Day 17 would be his last day fasting for truth. His weight has dropped to 124 lbs from a normal of 155 lbs. Given the amount of press coverage, good or bad, generated from his hunger strike, the fantastic speech by Senator Johnson on the floor of the Arizona Senate and the apparent lack of concern by Senator McCain. Blair has decided that 17 days was enough. What better day than the 11th of the month? He has asked the staff of Senator McCain to forward any response from him to Blair's home address. What started out as an individual, sitting in a lawn chair, seeking a response from his elected representative in Washington D.C. ended with a positive response, not from the elected senator and not just from people in Phoenix, but from all over the world. People everywhere are hungry for the truth, and they are tired of being lied to. Email came from all over the country and globe. The people know about 9/11. The spell is wearing off. We may still be a silent majority, but we know. If anything is learned from this, it is the historical fact that one individual can make a difference and a contribution to better their city, their state and their world. Don't let anyone tell you differently. In my opinion Blair Gadsby has solidified that notion and he raised the bar a little in the process.
In the next few days Blair would like to issue a statement and as soon as he is ready we will post his words, and or video, here on 911 Blogger. Many thanks for everyone's support in this effort. Stay Hungry.
A personal thank you to "Charlie and the Human Tornado" of Tucson 9/11 Truth.
June 10, 2008 will be a moment in the 9/11 Truth movement we can all look back on and be extremely proud. For all of you who have spent countless hours reading books, watching DVD's, searching the internet, investigating what happened on 9/11, researching til 2, 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning, knowing you had to get up soon to go to work but you couldn't pull yourself away from this. For all of you who have been ridiculed, laughed at and have been told that you are nuts. For all of you who decided that it's time to do something about the obvious lies and cover-up by our government and media. For all of you who have stood on a street corner holding a 9/11 Truth sign and have absorbed a middle finger or heard the voice of a sheeple yelling, " GET A JOB !! " For all of you who have sacrificed your time, energy and money to organize a speaking engagement in your home town, only to be completely ignored by the media. For all of you who have made phone calls to your local representatives, radio stations, television and print media urging them to look into 9/11. For all of you who have experienced sleepless nights because you know something is very wrong with our country, our press and our democracy. For all of you who have a voice, but at times go unheard or suppressed. For all of you who stand up when it's uncomfortable, when it's inconvenient or when it's down right hard to do so. For all of you who stood by Blair and cheered him on. For all of you who continue to ASK QUESTIONS AND DEMAND ANSWERS. For all of you who wish you had a State Senator who could be your voice for you. For all of you who know that there is only one Senator from Arizona who stands for the Truth and it's not John McCain. It's Karen Johnson !! For all of you who work to achieve accountability for the victims of 9/11 and their families and for all of you who know 9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB, this is for you.
Thanks for your support over the last 16 days. These days will always belong to all of us.
Arizona State Senator Karen Johnson Honors Blair Gadsby & Brings 9/11 Truth to the Arizona State Senate - June 10, 2008.
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"...in particular, I would like to introduce to you a very courageous man named Blair Gadsby. I'm going to ask the folks with Blair to help him stand, as I tell you just a little bit about him. Blair is very weak, because he has been fasting for more than two weeks to try to bring attention to the cause of 9/11 Truth. This is the 16th day that Blair has gone without food, and spent his day outside the office of U.S. Senator John McCain, pleading with the Senator to take a look at new evidence of the 9/11 crimes.
We have one man here, who is sacrificing his own personal needs and desires, to stand boldly, pleading for the world to take notice, to question, to research, and not place their lives in the hands of media sound bites. To think for themselves, consciously and critically.
Blair is an educator, and to me this is what great educators do. Thousands of people all over the country, and actually, around the world have been watching on the internet as this hunger strike progresses here in Phoenix. I want Blair to know that I am one of his biggest fans, and that good people everywhere admire him for his courage and determination.
Please give a warm welcome to Blair Gadsby and the 9/11 Truth movement."
- Senator Karen Johnson, June 10, 2008.
Tuesday is going to be a big day for Blair, Please take a few minutes out of your day to call the National television Networks and demand coverage of this event. with all the local outlets covering the event the video is just a phone call away. Local video professional will be providing a pool feed for stations not willing to drive down town with a camera. -Drew
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Contact: Senator Karen S. Johnson (602-926-3160)
Senator Karen Johnson Blasts Congress for Failure to Defend U.S.
In a formal Floor speech in the Arizona Senate tomorrow (Tuesday, June 10), Senator Karen S. Johnson plans to blast Congress for their failure to defend U.S. citizens who were killed on September 11, 2001, and their failure to properly investigate those attacks.
“It has been nearly seven years,” says Johnson, “and we are faced with new evidence that turns the conclusions of the 9/11 Commission upside down. We are fighting a war because of 9/11 – and we still don’t really know what happened. We have spent billions of dollars on the war, with an additional $340 million per day. Thousands of U.S. servicemen and women have lost their lives, not to mention the lives of innocent Iraqi and Afghan civilians.”
Day 14: Blair was once again visited by many citizens from the Phoenix area. He remains in good sprite and health. I would like to take this opportunity to urge you to take 10 minutes out of Monday morning or afternoon and call one or two of John McCains offices and ask Mr. McCain to sit down with Richard Gage as soon as possible. This request has been made officially to McCain's Arizona staff and could possibly be fulfilled with your help.
241 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
5353 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
4703 South Lakeshore Drive
Tempe, AZ 85282
407 West Congress Street
Tucson, AZ 85701
Did anyone see the Plane?
Members of the Arizona truth movement meet for 45 minutes with John McCain's Arizona state director, Paul Hickman.
Blair was asked to brief Mr. Hickman on what his Hunger Strike is all about. Blair clearly communicated that John McCain has endorsed and written the foreward to a Book called “Debunking 9/11 Myths”. Blair explained that it is his belief that John McCain either knows that 9/11 was an inside job, or that he has been lied to about the evidence supporting the 9/11 Commission Report. Blair stated that he wanted a 2 hour meeting commitment some time in the future to meet with John McCain to present our side’s questions to the issue of 9/11 Truth. Richard Gage has agreed to meet with Senator McCain on a moments notice.
As we sat in his office we invited Mr. Hickman to view the collapse of WTC 7 on his computer and he cordially allowed us to pull-up the videos, he then viewed 3 different angled views of Building 7's collapse. He stated that he had never seen this footage, and when asked later what his thoughts and reaction to seeing the footage of the building collapse, he then stated “it is interesting”. He also asked us directly – “What was in building 7?” We of course answered the SEC, FBI, Secret Service, Gulliani’s Protective Bunker etc.
Mr. Hickman assured us that he would brief John McCain on our Hunger Strike, on the information that we had provided him including the WTC7 videos of the buildings collapse. We followed up by saying that time is of the essence, that our friend Blair was weakening and that a response today, tomorrow or Sunday would be preferable. We do not want Blair to tax his system any further. Mr. Hickman nodded in agreement that he understood.
Please keep Blair in your constant thoughts and prayers. He was visibly weakened as we left the office. This is Day 12 of Blair not eating.
The good news is just that, NEWS Coverage! Seeing a hard copy of the paper this morning gave Blair a big boost of energy. KTVK Channel 3 sent out a camera man this morning and interviewed Blair. Shortly after noon two McCain Staff Members came out to the curb and offered to sit down with Blair, Gage and Jones and allow them to present our side of the story to McCain's staff, Blair stood his ground and once again stated that he must have a two hour sit down with McCain and allow media to be present.
Blair was a busy man today, doing 5 interviews for Radio and Television. A second reporter from the Arizona Republic is schedule to come do an interview with Blair in the morning.
Day 9 of Blair Gadsby's Hunger Strike for 9/11 Truth brought two radio interviews and a phone interview from The Arizona Republic. Blair responded to Senator McCain's letter and Senator Karen Johnson issued her own written request to Sen. McCain urging him to meet with Blair, and both Blair and Senator Johnson were interviewed by Jack Blood on GCN radio network. It seems as though Blair has cracked the veil of silence from the MSM as his 9/11 concerns will be stated in a Arizona Republic newspaper article. Your constant calls, email and faxes to the MSM are working. Now is not the time to slow down or scale back our efforts. Your actions are empowering Blair and he feels it's because of your efforts that this hunger strike is receiving so much attention. It's time to push back. Could the summer of truth bring a crashing blow to the biggest cover-up of our time?
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Day 8 of Blair Gadsby's hunger strike for 9/11 Truth was met with opposition and a written response from the office of U.S. Senator John McCain. Blair was approached by the property manager at McCain's office and a Phoenix police officer and was told to remove his signs, stating that he was on private property. Numerous signs and banners have been surrounding Blair during his hunger strike to add to the visual affect. Wanting to comply with the law we had no choice but to remove the signs and now he has only what he can physically hold. Later in the day Blair made yet another visit inside the office to hand deliver a request to meet with Senator McCain. At this moment Blair was handed a written response to his request that stated the Senator's schedule would not permit him to meet with you at this time. If you notice the date on the letter, May 30th!! They let Blair sit outside, in 100 plus degree weather, on a hunger strike while that letter sat on someone's desk inside the office all weekend.
Blair is preparing a response to deliver back to the office of John McCain. (Image below the fold.)
This week Visibility 9-11 welcomes Blair Gadsby who is now in day 8 of his Hungry for Truth street action outside of the Phoenix office of Republican Neo-Con boot lick and presidential candidate John McCain. Blair has repeatedly requested an audience with the Senator and has pledged to camp outside his office 17 hours a day and continue his hunger strike for as long as possible or until Mr. McCain agrees to meet with him. So far, Blair's efforts have been met upon with the deaf ears of Mr. McCain and the mainstream media establishment. Visibility 9-11 urges all listeners and interested parties to 1) Contact John McCain's Senatorial offices and tell them you want Mr. McCain to speak with Blair, and 2) Contact the local Phoenix media outlets as well as the national media representatives and urge them to DO THEIR JOB and cover this historic non-violent action for 9-11 truth. All contact info below.
JOHN MC CAIN SENATE CONTACTS
· Phoenix Office:
5353 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Braving temperatures reaching 104 degrees and denying himself food, one man's epic struggle to find the truth about 9/11 has resulted in a outpouring of support across the United States and around the world. Blair Gadsby has completed day 7 of his first ever Hunger Strike for 9/11 truth. In seven days Gadsby has been interviewed 6 times by the alternative media while being largely ignored by the MSM. No surprise there. On day seven a large rally was held to cheer Blair on as he enters week 2. Fifty plus people showed up at various times throughout the evening to give Blair their support. During a internet radio interview conducted by Cosmos of truthaction.org, Blair received a call from Sydney Australia. This proves that news of Blair's hunger strike is circling the globe and hopefully his efforts will inspire others to stand up and demand a new investigation. Blair also received well wishes and a personal email from David Ray Griffin who stated:
"Whether you will be successful with your main goal (to get a conversation with Senator John McCain) remains to be seen. But even if not, you will have succeeded in bringing public attention to the most important question of our time: whether the official account of 9/11 is false." -DRG
Hungry for Truth – Day 6
Blair is in terrific spirits and amazed at his own incredible energy. Temperatures reached 101F, but it’s a dry heat in Arizona. Blair is logging and maintaining his hydration. Traffic crews were out on 16th Street today diverting traffic into one lane which forced drivers to drive slowly past us for hours. We received about 15:1 ratio of well wishers for every negative gesture giving us a great emotional lift all day long. This is an amazing increase in the ratio from what we experienced 6 months ago with our street actions. Also of note, Blair is getting somewhat of a following from the folks that drive-by each day and live near McCain’s office, including lots of honking and yells of support. This is terrific stuff which I hope all of our supporters can envision and appreciate. We wish you all could be here with us.
Hello Everyone. Today is DAY 5 of the fast and another good day for
Blair! As you can see from the attached photo, he's still on his feet
and feeling fine! While we were visiting him today at lunch, he handed
out brochures to motorists who pulled up to the curb, and he had a
couple of conversations with pedestrians who stopped to inquire.
Friends Larry and John are spending the day with Blair again and nagging
him to drink. He lost another pound but says he feels mighty fine.