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Rep. Eshoo To Push For Fairness Doctrine

Something I think we should support. No, I did not remember that Archie mentioned "skyjackers." Just that he got "equal time." It's just a coincidence. - Jon

Source: sfppc.blogspot.com

12/16/2008

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (pictured), D-Palo Alto, said Monday she will work to restore the Fairness Doctrine and have it apply to cable and satellite programming as well as radio and TV.

“I’ll work on bringing it back. I still believe in it,” Eshoo told the Daily Post in Palo Alto.

Lindorff calling for new 9-11 investigation?

Despite Common Dreams' David Lindorff having previously dismissed "conspiracy theories," in his latest Mumbai article over at democrats.com, he concludes saying, " And let us hope that Americans finally demand an honest accounting of what happened on 9/11/2001 and that those who are guilty of allowing it to happen ... are exposed and forced to pay for their ineptness and their crimes."

We don't need to convince everyone that 9-11 was an inside job in order to create a groundswell of public support for a new 9-11 investigation. So Lindorff, for all his previous arrogant claims about nutty conspiracy theories, can prove to be an important ally. It's a question of deciding our foremost objective.

One Week's Web Coverage of the STJ911.org Press Release Re: Ellis Draft Bill

I've updated my blog post on the subject with a round up of most of the various opeds, discussion threads, repostings and links to the STJ911.org press release- scroll down for the hyperlinks.

Let me know if i missed anything and i'll update it- this is a testimony to the power of crowds and independent media:

Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice Rejects Association with Directed Energy Weapons and Mini-Nukes in Draft Bill
http://911reports.wordpress.com/2008/10/23/scholars-for-911-truth-justice-rejects-association-with-directed-energy-weapons...

Web Coverage:

Personal Commentaries:

Arabesque - Scholars for 9-11 Truth & Justice Misrepresented in Draft Bill Sent to 8 House Members

Col. Jenny Sparks - Scholars for 9-11 Truth & Justice Misrepresented by Col. Jenny Sparks

Erik Larson - Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice Rejects Association with Directed Energy Weapons and Mini-Nukes in Draft Bill

George Washington - Disinfo Boys Strike Again?

Discussion Threads

911Blogger.com - Scholars for 9-11 Truth & Justice Misrepresented in Draft Bill Sent to 8 House Members

Palo Alto Weekly Coverage of 9/11 Truth Candidate

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, a press conference was held in front of the incumbent, Anna Eshoo's office, the new TV AD was shown to the only journalist, Don Kazak, who came to the pretty last minute event. I have known Don Kazak for years, he has written a few stories about my activism before. Here is what he wrote:

(Posted at paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=9825)

Palo Altan Carol Brouillet, who is the Green Party candidate running against Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, will get her message on TV with a 30-second ad scheduled to start running Wednesday.

Brouillet said the ads will run more than 200 times in the 14th Congressional District at or near prime time on cable channels CNN, Fox and CNBC. Because the ads are just running in the district, "they aren't that expensive," she said.

9/11 Truth Candidate's TV Ad

This ad will be shown on CNN News and on other cable channels in California's 14th District where Carol Brouillet is the Green Party Candidate for Congress.

Text of ad:

On 9/11, three skyscrapers were felled by two planes, World Trade
Center 7, the Patriot Act, the financial crash, the bailout, all
share characteristics of controlled demolitions, criminal fraud, and
treason. We the people, need the courage to seek and speak the truth. We
need to investigate the big lies. We need to arrest, impeach the
terrorists. We need to defend our Constitution, our rights, our
lives. I am Carol Brouillet, Green Party Candidate for Congress and I
approve this message. Vote Green for truth, peace and justice.

In the Public Spotlight, Chicago, IL and the Web: the Legitimacy of 9/11 Questions

In Chicago, the Republican Congressional candidate has attacked the Democrat for a campaign ad featuring an Iraq War vet who supports the 9/11 victims families right to answers, and says the Iraq War was based on lies, including Hussein's connection to 9/11. According to the Chicago Tribune, "He also said he does not doubt that Al Qaeda terrorists were responsible for the 9/11 attacks.". "Last June, the Peoria Journal Star reported that Davis wore a black T-shirt proclaiming "Investigate 9/ 11@911truth.org" while sitting at a table at a Peoria library where books, fliers and DVDs supporting conspiracy theories about the 9/11 attacks were on display." "Seals spokeswoman Elisabeth Smith said she didn't "really see what is so controversial" about using Caleb Davis in the ad. Davis, 25, is a Peoria native who spent five months in Iraq as an Army diver and got an honorable discharge in 2004." The reporter and Tribune present the Republican view and also the Democrat side, which apparently supports the OCT as well as the right to freedom of speech, press and to petition the govt.

Making 9/11 a Campaign Issue

With the election coming up soon, I must admit that "my campaign" is off to a very slow start, in no small part because of health concerns. I finally consented to get a biopsy during the Green Party Convention and at the end of July received the happy results that the "cysts throughout my pancreas were benign."

August, I focused my energy on our annual 9/11 Truth Rally/March/Film Festival/weekly radio show and only in September was I able to write speeches, speak at political events. An enthusiastic supporter is revamping my old campaign website. My opponent has admitted her ignorance on economic issues and rushes to bailout the bankers. Prior to 9/11, my main issue was monetary reform, promoting local currencies, challenging corporate globalization.

Nationalizing Media

Hypothesis: I've been wondering if nationalizing media agencies would open free speech & information

Premise: currently, the media appears to be corporatized (profit controlling the individual) rather than nationalized (public monitoring the public ~4th estate) and vital issues ignored or distorted

Argument: if each citizen supervised (not own) a quota in news agencies, would that encourage competition, form a sort of 'checks & balance' system ["information of, for & by the people"] and adjust the 'bottom' line' of commercial media trusts?

Points:
1) information seems to serve a different function than property in a free market
2) it seems there's a difference between socializing, corporatizing and nationalizing something; the state or company taking from individuals vs. the public monitored by the public

Case: it seems that the founding fathers trusted that the most enlightened agent in the public is the citizen; an ideal complement to correctly restraining the power of government.

Jesse Ventura BODY SLAMS “911 Conspiracy Debunkers”, for 30 Minutes!

Jesse Ventura BODY SLAMS “911 Conspiracy Debunkers”, for 30 Minutes!

http://thestateoftruth.com/2008/09/jesse-ventura-body-slams-911-conspiracy-debunkers-for-30-minutes/

By Clay

Jesse Ventura, the former governor of Minnesota, ex Navy Seal Vietnam Veteran, Demolition Expert and an avid spokesperson for 911 Truth.

The governor takes on a swarm of media in the footage below for about 30 minutes. This is a pretty intense interview!

911/ Truth, Part 2- The 9/11 Truth Movement: Independent Investigations, Media, Advocacy & Activism

Thought of a name i can live with and launched my own blog for 9/11 and related stuff at wordpress.com. It definitely needs a less generic look, but i'm just learning how to use wordpress, never had a blog before. In case you missed this from Arabesque:

A 9/11/2008 Resolution: Start Your Own 9/11 Blog!
http://arabesque911.blogspot.com/2008/08/911-activists-start-your-own-911-blog.html

9/11 Truth, Part 2 - 911Reports.com

http://911reports.wordpress.com/2008/08/13/911-truth-part-2-the-911-truth-movement-independent-investigations-media-advoca...

This article presents an overview of some of the many people, media and organizations that have documented and publicized contradictions and lies about 9/11, and contributed to the growing awareness of the falsity of the official 9/11 story. The decentralized and spontaneously growing collective of people demanding truth and justice has become known as the 9/11 Truth Movement.

911/ Truth, Part 2- The 9/11 Truth Movement: Independent Investigations, Media, Advocacy & Activism

Another GEM from PuppetGov

Alright people check this out and spread it VIRAL, man puppetgov makes good stuff, anyone know who this guy is?

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." ---------- MarkTwain

"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either." --- Albert Einstein

"Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance." ----- Albert Einstein

"One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds." ----- Mahatma Gandhi

"Everything we do is futile, but we must do it anyway." ----- Mahatma Gandhi

"You must be the change you want to see in the world." ------ Mahatma Gandhi

Grab-bag of Anthrax: 8/6/08

The FBI's selective release of documents in the anthrax case by Glenn Greenwald
http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/08/06/fbi_documents/index.html

The Anthrax Case: Solved(?) But Unresolved by Ted Gup, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/06/AR2008080602834.html

Ross Responds to "Vital Questions" About Anthrax Report
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/abc/ross_responds_to_vital_questions_about_anthrax_report_90768.asp

US DOJ release of selected Amerithrax Court Documents
http://www.usdoj.gov/amerithrax/

Anthrax Timeline, Two Emptywheel at FireDogLake.com
http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/2008/08/06/anthrax-timeline-two/#more-2545

Anthrax widow's lawsuit blames US for death by Curt Anderson, Associated Press (This lawsuit was filed in 2003; now that the US government is admitting it’s the source of the Anthrax, will it be held liable for victim’s suffering and death?)
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iYq-3oDjg7-cA3vuv_cEAd1w7Q7wD92CDF6O1

Three More Questions for ABC News: Getting to the bottom of the bentonite sourcing story by Justin Peters, Columbia Journalism Review