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.
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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”
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.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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).
(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.
The September 24 KPFA event from Berkeley, CA, will air on C-Span's Book TV this weekend.
David Ray Griffin
Peter Dale Scott
Friday Nov 24th: 4:00pm 1:00pm
Saturday Nov 25th: 3:30am 12:30am
Spread the word!
9/11, NIST, and “Bush Science”: A New Standard for Absurdity
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.
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, 9/11 commission report, FEMA report and the EPA report on air quality 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.
If you are unfamiliar with Kevin Ryan or if you have never seen his PowerPoint presentation and lecture, it's time well spent.
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.)
The Visionary Activist Show
Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Guns & Butter
Wednesday, October 4th, 1:00pm
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Today's show will be highlight's from the recent event held in Berkeley: 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out (event info below). This was a riveting and informative event, so don't miss the show!
Airing live at 1pm on KPFA 94.1FM Berkeley, and streaming and archived at www.kpfa.org
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)
9/11 - Can you keep a secret? I hope not - The Truth Will Set You Free
"The NIST report represents what can really only be called anti-science. They started with their conclusion and worked their way back to some leading hypothesis."
"Here is the meteorite - molten iron fused with concrete."
"Architects, engineers, people who work with steel - welders - have just never seen the level of destruction and the level of deformation of this material in their lives."
"As I stood there on the 33rd floor, I heard very strange noises on the 34th floor. now, the 34th floor was an empty floor - a floor that did not have any kind of walls, it was a construction floor. It was totally hollowed out there was nothing there . . . not even the elevators stopped there. You had to have a special access key to open the door on the 34th floor"
There are some very interesting clips in this short film, be sure to check it out for some things you might not have seen before.
This is actually part of the recently released 3 part series '9/11 Mysteries'. Sorry for the confusion, here is the link to the full film:
911 Mysteries - Demolitions (Full Length)
Hat tip to whatreallyhappened.com for the link!
The events of the 5th anniversary 9/11 weekend made it known to the Establishment that 9/11 truth is here to stay, and they are fighting back in full force. James Meigs and his Popular Mechanics propaganda engine have gone on a media tour, often appearing unopposed to scoff at "conspiracy theories".
In addition to our current level of activism, in addition to our street actions, we need to accelerate what we are doing in such a way as to completely neutralize media hit pieces. As the 9/11 media hit pieces increase and government/Establishment hired scientists and engineers are trotted out to explain the impossible, we need to bring a stronger degree of scientific credibility behind the controlled demolition thesis.
A recent Scripps Howard poll stated that 36% believed that it was at least somewhat likely that elements of the government were complicit in 9/11. We need the same to happen in the scientific community with regard to the suspicious collapses of the towers.
Let's initiate a 9/11 Science Campaign aimed specifically at scientists and engineers. Let's reach out to the scientists and engineers, the vast majority of whom probably have little or no memory of what the WTC collapses looked like, the vast majority of whom have probably never heard of WTC 7. Send them copies of "Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Completely Collapse?" and "Waking Up From Our Nightmare".
Why We Need a 9/11 Science Campaign:
1. To not do so would be to ignore the obvious - that fire does not cause a steel framed skyscraper to collapse symmetrically, shred itself into fine dust, create rivers of molten steel, and generate such intense fires and heat that persisted into the winter. It should not take a PhD to point this out, but in the infowar, it raises our stature in the eyes of the general public to hear an army of engineers coming forward.
2. It gives us an accelerated credibility that truly lets us leverage our efforts, especially compared to reaching out to the layperson.
3. To protect and validate the brave scientists and engineers who have already gone public. Engineers and college professors who speak out are being ridiculed and sometimes punished for their 9/11 beliefs. Clearly, the Establishment is trying to make an example of people who dare to challenge the official 9/11 fable. But they cannot do this to the 9/11 truth movement if professors speak out in much greater numbers. Cries of "conspiracy theory" by writers such as Alexander Cockburn will ring hollow against an army of serious scientists (not that he'll stop trying).
I graduated from an engineering school sometime ago (Cooper Union, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1999). I've started with my Alma Mater, in sending out a copy of Jones' paper to some of my professors, and encouraging them to take a closer look at 9/11, in the hopes that more will speak out. I implore everyone to do the same with universities and companies in the U.S. and abroad.
Monday Sept. 11th from 6pm to 9pm at the St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend - Kevin talks at 6pm, followed by a showing of Griffin's speech "9/11 and the American Empire" at 7pm.
By JOSHUA STOWE
Tribune Staff Writer
SOUTH BEND — Kevin Ryan doesn’t mince words when it comes to 9/11 — he just doesn’t buy what he calls the “official story” of it.
“That’s my message to people on this topic,” he said in a recent telephone interview. “The information we’ve been given is false.”
Ryan, who lives in Bloomington, will bring that message to South Bend on Monday, the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He plans to share his personal story of why he speaks out on the topic, which began in 2004.
That’s when Ryan was fired from his job at Environmental Health Laboratories Inc. in South Bend, a subsidiary of Underwriters Laboratories Inc. He now works as an engineer for a pharmaceutical company.
The firing came after Ryan wrote a letter to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which was probing the collapse of the World Trade Center’s twin towers.