Kevin Ryan

Michael Wolsey Guest Hosts on Words of Freedom




In this special broadcast of Visibility 9-11, Michael guest hosts the first of a series of interviews for the radio program Words of Freedom with George Flynn. Words of Freedom is aired on KRFC, 88.9 FM in Fort Collins, Colorado on Monday nights at 5:30 - 6:00 pm mountain time (no commercials).  This opportunity provides a valuable window to introduce 9-11 truth to an audience who rarely hear our message.  Many thanks to George for the honor of sitting in for him while he is away on business.

This episode introduces to the listeners of KRFC, Kevin Ryan, formerly of Underwriters Laboratories for a discussion on his termination from UL, the NIST Report, and his ongoing lawsuit against UL.

Kevin presently serves as Co-Editor at the Journal of 9-11 Studies and is a member of Scholars for 9-11 Truth and Justice.

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UL Truth Is Not a Matter of Popularity

“In fact, Underwriter Laboratories does not certify structural steel.”
David Dunbar, executive editor of Popular Mechanics [1]

We now know that US Government scientists were not able to produce evidence for "widely dislodged" fireproofing within the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. Because of this, the distinction between the fire-based hypothesis of collapse and the demolition hypothesis depends on, among other things, the answer to one important question. Were the steel assemblies used to construct those buildings tested for fire resistance as required by the New York City code?.

As I have stated many times in public, UL made it clear to me and others that they performed this testing. Of course I have their statements on the subject in writing, and I would have been a fool to have made such claims publicly without possessing such documentation. In contrast, Mr. Dunbar of Popular Mechanics does not seem to mind acting like an irresponsible fool in public, as his statement above indicates. His statement is foolish because it is widely known that UL does test and certify structural components for buildings such as the World Trade Center towers.

Even beginning students know that UL is one of the few important organizations supporting codes and specifications because they "produce a Fire Resistance Index with hourly ratings for beams, columns, floors, roofs, walls and partitions tested in accordance with ASTM Standard E119." [2] The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) itself made this point clear in their WTC report by saying "the UL Fire Resistance Directory ...is the major reference used by architects and engineers to select designs that meet the building code requirements for fire resistance ratings." [3]

Additionally UL's own Tom Chapin, the Chemist and manager of their Fire Protection division, with whom I was in contact, admitted to UL's involvment in testing steel for the WTC in a letter to the New York Times editor published April 15, 2002. In this letter, Chapin said "The World Trade Center stood for almost an hour after withstanding conditions well beyond those experienced in any typical fire. In that time, thousands of people escaped with their lives. ASTM E-119 and UL's testing procedures helped make that possible." [4]

April 7th: William Rodriguez Speaks at Ann Arbor, Michigan with Kevin Ryan, Kevin Barret debate+films [Free]

Its FREE for EVERYONE of all walks of life! Come Join! At the University of Michigan campus on Saturday, April 7, Ann Arbor 911 Truth presents an extravaganza:

-A debate against faculty and political rivals on the veracity of the official story, with Kevin Barrett and Kevin Ryan (one of the 9/11 whistleblowers)
-A presentation by 9/11 hero William Rodriguez
-The world premiere of the new 9/11 documentary, "Open Complicity: Anatomy of the 9/11 Cover-Up"
-Other 9/11 documentaries will also be screened

RUNDOWN OF EVENT:
10am-2pm: Film Screenings for those who can't make the later time
2pm-5pm: Debate, and Rodriguez Presentation
5pm-10pm: Film Screenings

The films will be run in the Vandenberg Room of the Michigan League.

Bring family, friends, and everyone. Hope to see you there.

More information:
http://www.a2planet.com/aa911truth/

Kevin Ryan's article on Vive le Canada

9/11: Looking for Truth in Credentials: The Peculiar WTC “Experts”
Contributed by: Milton

by Kevin Ryan

Global Research, March 13, 2007
9/11 blogspot

When Matthew Rothschild, editor of the online magazine The Progressive, wrote an article called “Enough of the 9/11 Conspiracies, Already”, we all knew he was not talking about the conspiracy theory that the US government sells us to justify the expanding 9/11 Wars.[1] To the contrary, in writing that article Mr. Rothschild was selling that same theory himself. What he actually meant was that people should not question the US government’s story of terror because credentialed experts have been found to support it. But the fact is that the experts found to support the official conspiracy theory of 9/11 are predominantly those who profit from doing so. That’s not to say that all of these people were “part of the conspiracy”. But they are, whether consciously or not, a part of the cover-up. And that, of course, is the greater crime.

Kevin Ryan's Battle for Truth Continues

Kevin Ryan's legal battle with UL is still in the early stages, with UL's team of lawyers filing motions to dismiss the suit. If UL can be made to reveal information in the next stage of the legal battle, "disclosure", then Ryan can clear the record, and the truth can be revealed to a hungry pack of 9/11 skeptics across the nation and increasingly, the globe.

Please contribute to Ryan's Legal Defense Fund if you can:
http://www.ultruth.com/

If you are new to Kevin Ryan's story and work, go here:
http://www.ultruth.com/Kevin_Ryan.htm

Details on the case:

United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana
Cause No. 1:06-cv-1770-JDT-TAB
Judge John D. Tinder
Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker

Be sure to check out Ryan's new piece:
Looking for Truth in Credentials: The WTC “Experts”

Kevin Ryan Starts Legal Defense Fund

http://www.ultruth.com/

Message from Kevin

By all accounts, the unprecedented events of September 11th, 2001 “changed everything”. It is therefore critical that conscientious Americans, as well as all good people around the world, understand these events in detail. Unfortunately the official reports, including The 9/11 Commission Report and the NIST WTC Report, written by those working under the direction of the Bush Administration, fall far short of providing the explanations needed.

Both the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and my former employer, Underwriters Laboratories (UL), seem to have taken the stance that the public does not have a right to know what fire resistance tests were performed on the steel component assemblies used to build the World Trade Center (WTC) towers. But since NIST’s latest story for collapse of the WTC towers depends on the fire-induced failure of these steel components, there is little information that could be more important at this time.

UL truth

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.

http://www.ultruth.com/

A Quick Review of Manuel Garcia’s article “We See Conspiracies That Don’t Exist: The Physics of 9/11”

This article* offers the US government another opportunity to answer serious questions about 9/11 without anyone actually having to take responsibility for those answers. Like Shyam Sunder of NIST, promoting the Pancake Theory in a Popular Mechanics interview even after that theory was proven to be incorrect, a US government scientist (Garcia) can say whatever he wants in an informal media presentation. And in this case, Garcia does just that, repeating many unsubstantiated claims, and even adding some new ones.

Garcia begins by suggesting that those who question the Bush Administration’s story are psychologically disturbed in some way. Of course, the absurdity of this implication is obvious. The official theory is not only a conspiracy theory, but is one that appeals to our most contemptible instincts. And after what we’ve been through in the last five years, questioning the Bush Administration’s ever-changing explanations for those important events would seem, for most of us, a pretty good idea.

As an introduction, readers get only a brief, dismissive hint that there is an alternative hypothesis for “collapse” of the WTC buildings. A link to a Wikipedia article on the subject is provided, but a more direct, and more fair, approach would have been to provide links to sources like Steven Jones’ paper at the Journal of 911 Studies (www.journalof911studies.com), or Jim Hoffman’s site (http://911research.wtc7.net). And a much more interesting article would have included some explanation from Garcia about his own employer’s growing dominance in research on the use of Aluminothermics (http://www.llnl.gov/str/RSimpson.html).

911 and the American Empire - Intellectuals Speak Out

(This isn’t the C-Span version)

September 24, 2006 marked the first public event sponsored by Berkeley radio station KPFA regarding the alternative vision of the events of 9/11. The panel discussion celebrated the publication of the book edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott titled “9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out.”

The book, published by Olive Branch Press (Interlink), contains eleven essays by American and international intellectuals. Ray McGovern, the host of the event commented that these writings “in no way can be dismissed as the ravings of ‘paranoid conspiracy theorists.’”

The video of this landmark event publicizing 9/11Truth, includes the complete presentations of each of four major contributors to the book: David Ray Griffin, Peter Dale Scott, Peter Phillips and Kevin Ryan plus question and answer moderated by host Ray McGovern. The audience’s standing ovation response to this standing-room-only event was tremendous.

9/11 & American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out to Air On C-Span This Weekend

The September 24 KPFA event from Berkeley, CA, will air on C-Span's Book TV this weekend.

Featured speakers:

David Ray Griffin
Kevin Ryan
Peter Dale Scott
Peter Phillips
Ray McGovern

EST PST
Friday Nov 24th: 4:00pm 1:00pm
Saturday Nov 25th: 3:30am 12:30am
10:00pm 7:00pm

http://www.booktv.org/schedule/

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9/11, NIST, and “Bush Science”: A New Standard For Absurdity

9/11, NIST, and “Bush Science”: A New Standard for Absurdity

By Arabesque

Revision: July 6, 2007.

Scientific Method versus Political Method: The US administration and its interpretation of the events of 9/11.

Scientific Method versus Political Method: The US administration and its interpretation of the events of 9/11.

By Arabesque

Updated: 05/02/07 Minor revisions and "Scholars for 9/11 Truth" replaced with "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice"

9/11 was a terrorist attack—or was it?

The US administration released several documents that claim that 9/11 was a terrorist attack. The NIST report,[1] 9/11 commission report,[2] FEMA report and the EPA report on air quality[3] were made by government scientists and high ranking government officials. Excluding the EPA report, all of these reports are used to claim that the official story about 9/11 is true.

Many assume that the reports are accurate and tell the full story of the events of 9/11. Unfortunately, an examination of the track record of the government in relation to science raises serious questions about their credibility.

Kevin Ryan on Google Video

A New Standard for Deception by Kevin Ryan

If you are unfamiliar with Kevin Ryan or if you have never seen his PowerPoint presentation and lecture, it's time well spent.

This is from the Chicago conference of this past June, recently uploaded by TruthRing.org, produced by Alex Jones.

More recently, Ryan spoke in California for the launch of "9/11 and American Empire Vol. I: Intellectuals Speak Out", and that is currently streaming at Bonnie Faulkner's Guns and Butter archive: http://kpfa.org/archives/index.php?arch=16697

Also, his article, What is 9/11 Truth? - The First Steps - pdf - 42kb is good stuff. (Online at ST911.org.)

Kevin Ryan interview - Oct 12, 2006 - KPFA

The Visionary Activist Show
Thursday, October 12th, 2006

http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?arch=16603

Thanks, Hans.

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9/11 & American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out

A KPFA original event gathering scholars who confront the unspeakable:

DAVID RAY GRIFFIN - Professor Of Philosophy and Theology, Emeritus, Claremont Graduate University. He is the author or editor of some 30 books, including The New Pearl Harbor, Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11 (2004), The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions (2005) and Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action (2006)