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Steam Explosion in New York City

This may be nothing, just a coincidence, but today a steam explosion caused death and injury in New York City.

So far, no one is blaming it on Al-Qaeda, but doesn't this look eerily like 9/11?.

Here's the story.

Hopefully, no one will blame it on Al Qaeda.

9/11 'Truth' Grips Michael Moore


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

9/11 'Truth' Grips Michael Moore

I've knocked a lot of people for their affinity for 9/11 conspiracy theories. Big names are no exception.

Here is a video of documentarian Michael Moore implying that 9/11 might have been an inside job, and that the World Trade Center might have been brought down by a controlled demolition.

"Well, I've had a number of firefighters tell me over the years, and since Fahrenheit 9/11, that they heard these explosions, that they believe there is much more to the story then we've been told. I don't think the official investigations have told us the complete truth. They haven't even told us half the truth," says Moore on the video (Hat Tip: Reason).

The videographers also try to get New York Press columnist Amy Goodman, who witness the collapse of WTC7, to join their cabal. She doesn't bite.

Moore says he plans to look into the 9/11 conspiracies in his own special way eventually, so you can debunk Moore's next documentary early by checking out Popular Mechanics. How about another video:

It can't be said enough.

Outrage! Ruling Stings 9/11 First Responders



Apr 20, 2007 7:32 pm US/Eastern

Outrage! Ruling Stings 9/11 First Responders
Court Says Whitman Wasn't Wrong To Say Air Quality Safe

Marcia Kramer

(CBS) NEW YORK A major ruling could stop some ground zero workers and lower Manhattan residents suffering from 9/11-related illnesses from suing the city.

CBS 2 has learned the reasons why.

There was shock on Friday as city residents were stunned over a federal appeals court ruling that it was OK for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to have reassured New Yorkers after 9/11 that the air was safe -- even if it was toxic.

"I’m horrified, not only for the residents down there, but also for the workers who got the worst of it," one resident said. "We can't have a government that lies to us."

Added another New Yorker: "It certainly wasn’t OK. People need to be protected."

"That was unethical to do because it disarmed the people and had people believe they were safe from fallout," said another.

The Second U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Manhattan saw it differently:

Ground Zero worker tells of illnesses from 9/11


Ground Zero worker tells of illnesses from 9/11

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WASHINGTON — A New Jersey man told a Senate panel today he has difficulty breathing and his lungs have thickened since he worked at the World Trade Center site on Sept. 11, 2001, and on cleanup efforts afterward.

Jeffrey Endean, a former commander with the Morris County Sheriff's Office who lives in Succasunna, was among the witnesses who discussed health problems he and thousands of people developed after breathing in the pulverized sheet rock, glass and concrete from the Twin Towers collapse and during debris removal later.

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.




By STEPHANIE GASKELL, Post Correspondent

March 19, 2007 -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton last night used a celeb-studded Midtown fund-raiser to blast President Bush for telling New Yorkers to "go shopping" after 9/11.

Clinton, introduced at the event by ex-prez hubby Bill, said Bush should have played a bigger role as the nation - and New York, in particular - struggled to heal.

"What were we asked to do? Go shopping," she said. "I think America is ready to be asked to do something besides 'go shopping.'

"We are still waiting to be asked to play a part."

At a news conference a day after the terrorist attacks, Bush declared, "We cannot let the terrorists achieve the objective of frightening our nation to the point where we don't conduct business, where people don't shop."

Clinton raised more than $1 million last night at the Sheraton New York Hotel where participants included Ron Howard, Chevy Chase and Ron Perelman.

Mechanics of Progressive Collapse: Learning from World Trade Center and Building Demolitions

I had to buy online the pretty expensive PDF to this article, so I would love to pass it on to anyone who wants a copy. Just email me if you're interested.


Mechanics of Progressive Collapse: Learning from World Trade Center and Building Demolitions

J. Engrg. Mech., Volume 133, Issue 3, pp. 308-319 (March 2007)

Zdenek P. Bažant,1 F.ASCE and Mathieu Verdure2

1McCormick School Professor and W.P. Murphy Professor of Civil Engineering and Materials Science, Northwestern Univ., 2145 Sheridan Rd., CEE/A135, Evanston, IL 60208. E-mail:

2Visiting Fellow, Northwestern Univ., 2145 Sheridan Rd., CEE/A135, Evanston, IL 60208; on leave from Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France.

(Accepted 16 September 2006)

Brooklyn - Friday the 13th - VOXPop hosts C-SPAN BookTV 9/11 event

This Friday: Vox Pop Welcomes C-SPAN's Book TV

"A Celebration of the Shift in Public Opinion Around 9/11."

When: 7-8 PM Sharp
Where: Vox Pop, 1022 Cortelyou

What: A celebration of the publication of the Vox Pop's newspaper New York Megaphone, and the shifting public opinions about the 9/11 attacks.

Author of Big Wedding Sander Hicks will give a talk, and then host a public forum/discussion around 9/11. Big Wedding will be available for half off, all night, that night only.

How Much: Free Admission.

Other Info: Two Drink minimum. Pints of beer will be $3. Veggie Burgers will be $1 off. 7-8 PM, sharp, at Vox Pop, 1022 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, NY 11218.

A brooding, intense musical performance from Evan Duby to follow, at 8 PM. "His songs are an artful look into the hearts and minds of characters searching for answers to the complex questions of love and life."

New York Megaphone issue# 2

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