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House Passes James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

September 29, 2010, 3:46 pm

House Passes 9/11 Health Care Bill

By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ

The House on Wednesday approved legislation to provide billions of dollars for medical treatment to rescue workers and residents of New York City who suffered illnesses from breathing in toxic fumes, dust and smoke at ground zero.

The vote was 268 to 160, with 13 Republicans joining Democrats in support of the bill. Republicans raised concerns about the $7.4 billion cost of the program.

The bill’s fate is unclear in the Senate. Republicans have enough votes to filibuster the measure, and Senate Democrats have not shown great interest in bringing the measure to the floor.

The bill aroused impassioned debate, as 9/11 responders and their relatives watched from the House gallery.

The vote occurred as Congress moved to finish its legislative business quickly and adjourn this week to allow lawmakers to head back home to campaign before the Nov. 2 elections.

The bill calls for providing $3.2 billion over the next eight years to monitor and treat injuries stemming from exposure to toxic dust and debris at ground zero. New York City would pay 10 percent of those health costs. The bill seeks to set aside $4.2 billion to reopen the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund to provide compensation for any job and economic losses.

In addition, the bill includes a provision that would have allowed money from the Victim Compensation Fund to be paid out to anyone who receives payment under the pending settlement stemming from lawsuits that 10,000 rescue and cleanup workers filed against the city. At the moment, anyone who receives a settlement from the city is limited in how much compensation they can receive from the fund, according to the bill’s sponsors.

Until now, Congress has appropriated money on an annual basis to monitor the health of people injured at ground zero and to provide them with medical treatment.

There are nearly 60,000 people enrolled in a variety of health monitoring and treatment programs related to the 9/11 attacks, according to the sponsors of the bill. The federal government provides the bulk of the money for those health programs.

The bill’s supporters have been demanding that the government institute a more permanent health program for 9/11 responders, fearful that annual appropriations are subject to the political whims of Congress and the White House.

But such a program has been opposed by many Republicans, who raised concerns about creating a new federal entitlement to provide health benefits at a time when the federal government is running a huge budget deficit

On the floor, Representative Joe L. Barton, a Republican from Texas, who opposed the bill, argued that it was unnecessary given the fact that Congress had created programs like the Victim Compensation Fund.

After noting that the compensation fund had made billions of dollars in payouts, Mr. Barton said the bill would add the burden of a new entitlement program on taxpayers. “We want to help the victims,” he said.

But the bill’s supporters argued that the nation had a moral obligation to help workers who risked their lives to respond to the crisis at ground zero.

“The 9/11 responders have received a lot of awards and praise, but they tell me that what they really need is health care,” said Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, a Democrat from New York who was one of the bill’s chief sponsors.

Known as the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, the bill bears the name of a New York City detective who participated in the rescue and recovery efforts at ground zero for about three weeks after the Sept. 11 attack.

He in died in January 2006 after he developed symptoms common to first responders, including difficulty breathing and flulike symptoms. But the cause of his death became the source of debate after the city’s medical examiner concluded that his death was not directly related to the 9/11 attacks.

Representative Lamar Smith, a Republican from Texas, who described the bill as an ”irresponsible overreach,” seized on the controversy surrounding Mr. Zadroga’s death, saying: “This bill is deceptive, starting with its title.”

The vote on Wednesday was the second time this year that the House took up the 9/11 health bill.

In July, Democratic leaders brought the bill to the floor under special rules requiring a two-thirds majority to pass it. A majority of the lawmakers in the chamber supported the bill, but the vote in July fell short of the two-thirds margin needed.

At the time, Democrats were concerned that a vote under normal rules requiring a simple majority would have allowed Republicans to propose a controversial amendment that sought to deny 9/11 health benefits to illegal immigrants.

The amendment would probably have divided Democratic support for the original health bill into two camps: moderates who might feel political pressure to deprive illegal immigrants of such benefits and liberals who flatly oppose the Republican amendment.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/29/911-health-care-bill-passes/

9/11 Related Quotes Ready for Email – Version 1

 

In looking for a way to write down facts that I can use to educate people I know about 9/11, I pretty much gave up trying to use my own words. Instead, this is what I’ve come up with. From ‘experiments’ I’ve run on friends and engineering co-workers, using quotes seems to be a good way to go.
Feel free to use as you see fit. I encourage everyone to email to everyone they have any influence over.
Comments appreciated.
Cheers,
David Fura
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Please read, distribute, and act.
For companion graphics:http://www.ae911truth.org/downloads/AEstreet_2.5beams.pdf
1. “September 11, 2001 seems destined to be the watershed event of our lives and the greatest test for our democracy in our lifetimes. The evidence of government complicity in the lead-up to the events, the failure to respond during the event, and the astounding lack of any meaningful investigation afterwards, as well as the ignoring of evidence turned up by others that renders the official explanation impossible, may signal the end of the American experiment.” — Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford, U.S. Marine Corps (ret) [1]
2. “I have watched the construction of many large buildings and also have personally witnessed 5 controlled demolitions in Kansas City. When I saw the towers fall on 9/11, I knew something was wrong and my first instinct was that it was impossible. When I saw building 7 fall, I knew it was a CD [controlled demolition].” — Chester Gearhart, Civil Engineer (ret), pg.xiii in [2].
3. “It’s reminiscent of those pictures we’ve all seen too much on television where a building was deliberately destroyed by well-placed dynamite to knock it down.” — Dan Rather, CBS News, reporting Building 7 collapse on Sept. 11, 2001
4. “This is controlled demolition … A team of experts did this … This is professional work, without any doubt.” — Danny Jowenko, Controlled Demolitions Expert, viewing Building 7 collapse, @0:54:20 in [3]
5. “Faced with a court order and unyielding demands from the families of victims, the city of New York yesterday opened part of its archive of records from Sept. 11, releasing a digital avalanche of oral histories … The oral histories were gathered in 2001 on the instructions of Thomas Von Essen, who was fire commissioner on Sept. 11. The New York Times sought copies under the freedom of information law in early 2002, but Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s administration refused, leading to litigation. Earlier this year, the state Court of Appeals ordered the release of most of the materials.” — NY Times [4]
6. “It actually gave at a lower floor, not the floor where the plane hit, because we originally had thought there was like an internal detonation explosives because it went in succession, boom, boom, boom, boom, and then the tower came down.” — Firefighter Ed Cachia, in oral histories, pg. 12 in [5]
7. “I thought that when I looked in the direction of the Trade Center before it came down, before Number Two came down, that I saw low-level flashes. In my conversation with Lieutenant Evangelista, never mentioning this to him, he questioned me and asked me if I saw low-level flashes in front of the building, and I agreed with him … I saw a flash-flash-flash, and then it looked like the building came down. … No, the lower level of the building. You know like when they demolish a building, how they blow up a building, when it falls down? That’s what I thought I saw.” — F.D.N.Y Assistant Commissioner Stephen Gregory, in oral histories, pg. 10 in [5]
8. “We have 118 witnesses out of a pool of 503. Over 23 per cent of our group are explosion witnesses.” — Prof. Graeme MacQueen, on the oral histories [6]
9. Question: “Why did NIST not consider a ‘controlled demolition’ hypothesis with matching computer modeling and explanation as it did for the ‘pancake theory’ hypothesis?”
NIST response: “… there is conclusive evidence that: the collapse was initiated in the impact and fire floors of the WTC towers and nowhere else, … there was no evidence (collected by … Fire Department of New York) of any blast or explosions in the region below the impact and fire floors …” — NIST in [7]
10. “Well, here’s a 3-story top-down controlled demolition. … Here’s a 20-story middle-down controlled demolition. You can start demolitions from wherever you would like.” — @1:15:45 in [3].
11. “Here a chunk of steel was blown 400 feet, wedging itself deep into 3 World Financial Center on Vesey Street. A FEMA photographer taking pictures of ground zero wondered why so many steel beams were jutting from neighboring buildings. … The portions of the tower that had the greatest structural members, the sky lobbies and the mechanical floors, had the perimeter units thrown farther … These perimeter units landed on the Winter Garden, 600 feet away.” — @1:28:10 in [3]
12. “About a year after the official program to identify victims had ended, more human remains turned up on top of the Deutsche Bank Building, which stands about 400 feet to the south of the location of the former South Tower. According to the Associated Press, more than 300 human bone fragments were recovered from the roof of the 43-story skyscraper … Most fragments were less than 1/16th inch in length.” — [8]
13. “You have two 110-story office buildings. You don’t find a desk. You don’t find a chair. You don’t find a telephone, a computer. The biggest piece of a telephone I found was half of the keypad … The building collapsed to dust.” — Firefighter Joe Casaliggi @1:32:35 in [3].
14. “Concrete and other building materials were literally reduced to powder before hitting the ground, which is consistent only with demolition. If a building collapses due to fire or other hazards, concrete and other heavy materials are not reduced to powder.” — Jeff King, Engineer/Scientist, MIT, pg. 31 in [5]
15. “In no instance did NIST report that steel in the WTC towers melted due to the fires. The melting point of steel is about 1,500 degrees Celsius (2,800 degrees Fahrenheit). Normal building fires and hydrocarbon (e.g., jet fuel) fires generate temperatures up to about 1,100 degrees Celsius (2,000 degrees Fahrenheit). — NIST in [7]
16. “You’d get down below and you’d see molten steel, molten steel, running down the channel lengths, like you’re in a foundry, like lava.” — Firefighter Ruvolo @0:33:45 in [3]
17. “In the basements of the collapsed towers, where the 47 central support columns connected with the bedrock, hot spots of ‘literally molten steel’ were discovered more than a month after the collapse. Such persistent and intense residual heat, 70 feet below the surface, in an oxygen starved environment, could explain how these crucial structural supports failed.” — Mark Loizeaux, Controlled Demolition Inc. @0:30:10 in [3]
18. Question: “Why did the NIST investigation not consider reports of molten steel in the wreckage from the WTC towers?”
NIST answer: “… The condition of the steel in the wreckage of the WTC towers (i.e., whether it was in a molten state or not) was irrelevant to the investigation of the collapse since it does not provide any conclusive information on the condition of the steel when the WTC towers were standing.” — [7]
19. “The characteristics of these un-extinguishable fires have not been adequately explained as the results of a normal structure fire, even one accelerated by jet fuel. Conversely, such fires are better explained given the presence of chemical energetic materials, which provide their own fuel and oxidant and are not deterred by water, dust, or chemical suppressants.” — Kevin Ryan, Chemist, et. al. [9]
20. “Keep your eye on that building, it’ll be coming down. … The building is about to blow up. Move it back. … We are walking back. … Cause the building’s about to blow up. … Flame and debris coming down.” — Unidentified Ground Zero workers at Building 7, @0:56:20 in [3]
21. “He came back over with his hand over the radio and what sounded like a countdown. And at the last few seconds he took his hand off and you heard, ‘three, two, one,’ and he was just saying ‘just run for your life, just run for your life.’ And then it was like another two, three seconds, you heard explosions.” — Kevin McPadden, former Air Force special operations search & rescue, at Building 7, @0:26:00 in [3]
22. “Yes, so basically they measured out how far the building was going to come, so we knew exactly where we could stand …. 5 blocks away. We could still see. Exactly right on point, the cloud stopped right there.’ ” — EMT DeCosta Wright, on preparing to watch Building 7 collapse, pg. 35 in [5]
23. “This is directly from the 2001 Edition of the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations. … ‘Thermite mixtures also produce exceedingly hot fires. Such accelerants generally leave residues that may be visually or chemically identifiable. … As a result, the entire fire scene should be considered physical evidence and should be protected and preserved.’ ” — http://firefightersfor911truth.org
24. “For more than three months, structural steel from the World Trade Center has been and continues to be cut up and sold for scrap. … Such destruction of evidence shows the astounding ignorance of government officials to the value of a thorough, scientific investigation of the largest fire-induced collapse in world history. … Fire Engineering has good reason to believe that the ‘official investigation’ blessed by FEMA and run by the American Society of Civil Engineers is a half-baked farce that may have been commandeered by political forces whose primary interests, to put it mildly, lie far afield of full disclosure. … The destruction and removal of evidence must stop immediately.” — Bill Manning, Editor Fire Engineering [10]
25. “Thermite is a pyrotechnic composition of a metal powder and a metal oxide, which produces an aluminothermic reaction known as a thermite reaction. … The products are aluminum oxide, free elemental iron, and a large amount of heat. … Nano-thermite or ‘super thermite’ is classed as an explosive.”
— http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermite
26. “Micro-spheroidal particles in WTC dust consisting mostly of iron were documented in at least two scientific reports by 2005. … Molten iron is one of the two principal products of the thermite reaction, the other being aluminum oxide, which tends to dissipate as an aerosol. … Fast-acting super-thermites produce tiny droplets that become very nearly spherical due to surface tension. … Elemental analysis of these droplets described below would show that they are dead ringers for known aluminothermic residues.” — Jim Hoffman, Engineer [11]
27. “We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center. … The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.” — Neils Harrit, Prof. Chemistry, et. al. [12]
28. Question: “Did the NIST investigation look for evidence of the WTC towers being brought down by controlled demolition?  Was the steel tested for explosives or thermite residues.”
NIST response: “NIST did not test for the residue of these compounds in the steel.” — NIST in [7]
29. “No steel framed high-rise building has ever collapsed due to fire – due to the high temperatures that would be required to weaken structural steel past its critical safety margin – even though very large, very hot, and very long-lasting fires have ravaged many steel-structure high-rise buildings.” — [13]
30. “We had designed the project for the impact of the largest airplane of its time, the Boeing 707. That is, to take this jet airplane, run it into the building, destroy a lot of structure, and still have it stand up.” — John Skilling, WTC Structural Engineer, @1:03:00 in [3]
31. “I believe that the building probably could sustain multiple impacts of jetliners, because this structure is like the mosquito netting on your screen door – this intense grid. And the jet plane is just a pencil puncturing that screen netting.” — Frank DeMartini, Manager WTC Construction @1:03:15 in [3]
32. “Both WTC 1 and WTC 2 were stable after the aircraft impact, standing for 102 min and 56 min, respectively. The global analyses with structural impact damage showed that both towers had considerable reserve capacity.” — NIST, pg. 144 in [14]
33. “The initial jet fuel fires themselves lasted at most a few minutes. … The principal combustibles on the fire floors were workstations. … Conventional office workstations reached a peak burning rate in about 10 min and continued burning for a total of about a half hour.” — NIST, pg. 179, 180 in [14]
34. “Accordingly, NIST contracted with Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. to conduct tests to obtain information on the fire endurance of truses like those in the WTC towers. … All four test specimens sustained the maximum design load for approximately 2 hours without collapsing.” — NIST, pg 140, 141 in [14]
35. Question: “How could the WTC towers collapse in only 11 seconds (WTC 1) and 9 seconds (WTC 2) – speeds that approximate that of a ball dropped from similar height in a vacuum (with no air resistance)?”
NIST response: “… In other words, the momentum (which equals mass times velocity) of the 12 to 28 stories (WTC 1 and WTC 2, respectively) falling on the supporting structure below (which was designed to support only the static weight of the floors above and not any dynamic effects due to downward momentum) so greatly exceeded the strength capacity of the structure below that it (the structure below) was unable to stop or even to slow the falling mass.” — [7]
36. “We have tracked the fall of the roof of the North Tower through 114.4 feet, (approximately 9 stories) and we have found that it did not suffer severe and sudden impact or abrupt deceleration. There was no jolt. Thus there could not have been any amplified load. In the absence of an amplified load there is no mechanism to explain the collapse of the lower portion of the building, which was undamaged by fire.” — Prof. Graeme MacQueen, et. al. [15]
37. “The fact that the roof line of the upper section of the North Tower continued to accelerate downward through the collision with the lower section of the building indicates that the upper section could not have been acting as a pile driver. As long as the roof line was accelerating downward, the upper block, exerted a force less than its own static weight on the lower section of the building. … The persistent acceleration of the top section is strong confirmation that some other source of energy was used to remove the structure below it.” — David Chandler, High School Physics Teacher [16]
38. “Shyam Sunder is the lead investigator for the NIST analysis of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7. In a technical briefing on August 26, Dr. Sunder clearly explained why freefall for World Trade Center 7 was impossible. … That was before they were forced to acknowledge that freefall actually occurred. … The onset of freefall was not only sudden, it extended across the whole width of the building. … All 24 interior columns and 58 perimeter columns had to have been removed over the span of 8 floors low in the building simultaneously … Explosive demolition is the only scenario put forward that could actually account for the observations. … After all, as Shyam Sunder put it himself, freefall happens only when there are no structural components below the falling section of the building. Any natural scenario is going to involve a progression of failures and these don’t happen instantaneously.” — David Chandler [17] (note: NIST admits 2.25 sec of pure freefall. Building 7 was not hit by an airplane.)
39. “NIST’s so-called investigation actually consists of finding a way to reproduce the mysterious collapse of the building using a computer model. The assumption is if the computer model can be made to reproduce the observed collapse pattern, that must be how it happened. The problem is if something unexpected was going on, like explosives for instance, you’re not going to discover it in a computer model. For that you need to look at the actual evidence.” — David Chandler [17]
40. “Let’s look at NIST’s model, except, we can’t. The software they use in the model is available. But their model actually consists of all the numbers and measurements and assumptions together with any tweaks to the system … If that information were released their results could be checked … But NIST has not released the numbers. … Is their model realistic? We don’t know. … We can’t know without independent testing.” — David Chandler [17]
41. “… I hereby find that the disclosure of the information described below, received by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”), in connection with its investigation of the technical causes of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and World Trade Center Building 7 on September 11, 2001, might jeopardize public safety. Therefore, NIST shall not release the following information:
1. All input and results files of the ANSYS 16-story collapse initiation model …
2. All input files with connection material properties and all results files of the LS-DYNA 47-story global collapse model…” — Patrick Gallagher, NIST Director, July 9, 2009 [18]
42. “The architectural drawings of the WTC North Tower have been leaked from an individual associated with the Silverstein-Weidinger Report. … They also indicate that most of the core columns would be easily accessed from the elevator shafts in order to plant explosives.” — [13]
43. “ACE Elevator Co. provided elevator maintenance for the WTC. They were in the middle of a modernization project and were working out of an office located on the 35th floor in the South Tower when the tragedy occurred” — Elevator World [19]
44. “Marvin P. Bush, the president’s younger brother, was a principal in a company called Securacom that provided security for the World Trade Center … According to the present CEO, Barry McDaniel, the company had an ongoing contract to handle security at the World Trade Center ‘up to the day the buildings fell down.’ “ — [20]
45. “The World Trade Center was destroyed just days after a heightened security alert was lifted at the landmark 110-story towers, security personnel said yesterday [Sept. 11]. Daria Coard, 37, a guard at Tower One, said the security detail had been working 12-hour shifts for the past two weeks.” — Curtis Taylor, Sean Gardiner, Newsday [21]
46. “Over the past few weeks we’d been evacuated a number of times, which is unusual. I think they had an inkling something was going on.” — Bob Fountain, Fin. Analyst [22]
47. “In the early 1960s, America’s top military leaders drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba. Code named Operation Northwoods … The plans had the written approval of all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and were presented to President Kennedy’s defense secretary, Robert McNamara, in March 1962. But they apparently were rejected by the civilian leadership and have gone undisclosed for nearly 40 years.” — David Ruppe, ABC News [23]
48. “The largest U.S. intelligence agency, the National Security Agency, today declassified over 140 formerly top secret documents … on the August 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident. … which confirms what historians have long argued: that there was no second attack on U.S. ships in Tonkin on August 4, 1964. … President Johnson … used this claim to support retaliatory air strikes and to buttress the administration’s request for a Congressional resolution that would give the White House freedom of action in Vietnam.” — [24]
49. “On Sept. 10, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld declared war. Not on foreign terrorists, ‘the adversary’s closer to home. It’s the Pentagon bureaucracy,’ he said. … ‘According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions,’ … but the next day – Sept. 11 – the world changed and in the rush to fund the war on terrorism, the war on waste seems to have been forgotten. Just last week President Bush announced, ‘my 2003 budget calls for more than $48 billion in new defense spending.’ ” — CBS News [25]
50. “The 9/11 Commission now tells us that the official version of 9/11 was based on false testimony and documents and is almost entirely untrue. The details of this massive cover-up are carefully outlined in a book by John Farmer, who was the Senior Counsel for the 9/11 Commission. … 9/11 Commission member and former US Senator, Bob Kerrey, says, ‘No one is more qualified to write the definitive book about the trajedy of 9/11 than John Farmer. Fortunately, he has done so.’ ” — Gordon Duff, Salem-News.com [26]
51. “One of these days we will have to get the full story because the 9-11 issue is so important to America …” — Max Cleland, 9/11 Commisioner resigned in Dec. 2003 [1]
52. “Attacks directed at the 9/11 Truth Movement are on the increase as the Movement grows globally, drawing ever more from technical, scientific, intelligence, and military communities. While earlier criticism aimed only to insult and trivialize, more recent attacks have suggested stronger, even militant reaction.” — Bill Willers, Prof. Biology (ret) [27]
53. “… titled ‘Internet: Incubator of 9/11 Conspiracies and Disinformation’ showed a video of building 7 collapsing as well as a screenshot of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth’s website in between websites which featured bomb-making techniques and a terrorist’s training manual.” — [28]
54. “Particularly ominous is that the authors, who use ‘theorists’ and ‘extremists’ interchangeably, limit their focus to ‘potentially harmful theories’ … And why do the authors consider the 9/11 Truth Movement such a ‘serious threat’ that it should be ‘broken up or at least muted by government action’? (pg 21)” — Bill Willers, Prof. Biology (ret) [29]
55. “President Bush signed a secret order in 2002 authorizing the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in the United States, despite previous legal prohibitions against such domestic spying …” — Dan Eggen, Washington Post Staff Writer [30]
56. “The director of national intelligence affirmed rather bluntly today that the U.S. intelligence community has authority to target American citizens for assassination …” — Jason Ryan, ABC News [31]
57. “A new U.S. Senate bill would grant the president far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet.” — [32]
58. “Protecting democracy requires that the general public be educated on how people can be manipulated by government and media into forfeiting their civil liberties and duties. This article reviews research on cognitive constructs that can prevent people from processing information that challenges preexisting assumptions about government, dissent, and public discourse in democratic societies. Terror management theory and system justification theory are used to explain how preexisting beliefs can interfere with people’s examination of evidence for state crimes against democracy (SCADs), specifically in relation to the events of September 11, 2001…” — Laurie Manwell, University of Guelph, Ontario [33]
59. “It has been used to justify all manners of measures to legalize repression at home and as a pretext for behaving as an aggressive empire abroad. Until we demand an independent, honest, and thorough investigation and accountability for those whose action and inaction led to those events and the cover-up, our republic and our Constitution remain in the gravest danger.” — Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford, U.S. Marine Corps (ret) [1]
60. “On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 – specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7. We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7.” — http://www.ae911truth.org/ (petition open to all)
61. “We must applaud Mr. Richard Gage and his colleagues, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, for their tenacity in seeking to answer lingering questions concerning the total destruction of the World Trade Center complex, in particular buildings 1, 2, and 7. … As family members of 9/11 victims, we have been seeking truth and transparency since 2001! Almost nine years later, in spite of the NIST Investigation and the 9/11 Independent Commission, a vast majority of our questions remain unanswered.” — Patty Casazza, et. al. of the ‘Jersey Girls’ (and ae911truth petition signatories) whose early calls for an investigation forced the Bush Administration to create the 9/11 Commission [34]
62. “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” — Mark Twain
63. “… I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic …” — U.S. Military Oath of Office
64. “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” — Thomas Jefferson
The following evidence is consistent with explosive demolition and inconsistent with aircraft and fire-caused WTC collapse:
a. Witness/audio/video reports of explosions
b. Thermite explosives in dust (peer-reviewed scientific paper)
c. Unusual iron-rich spheres in dust (thermite fingerprint)
d. Violent ejection and pulverization of concrete and steel
e. Molten metal temps (themite: yes, jet fuel/office fires: no)
f. Witness pre-knowledge of Building 7 collapse
g. Building 7 freefall acceleration (support columns do nothing)
h. Building 7 level descent (82 columns synchronous removal)
i. Twin tower persistent acceleration (no floor collisions)
j. Low twin tower crushing forces (upper mass blasted away)
k. Symmetric collapses, asymmetric damage and fires
The official govt. reports ignore/downplay all of this evidence.
Twelve steps to 9/11 Truth and Action:
a. No attackng those questioning the govt.’s conspiracy theory
b. No assuming news media and insiders expose all govt. lies
c. No assuming ‘the experts’ will or should take care of you
d. No assuming questioning your govt. is ‘un-American’
e. No assuming you don’t have time to make a difference
f. Examining evidence that explosives were used on 9/11
g. Learning the govt. investigations were inadequate/coverups
h. Learning it’s possible/certain that explosives were used
i. Considering it important to expose the full 9/11 truth
j. Demanding an investigation meeting professional standards
k. Signing the petition at www.ae911truth.org
l. Convincing friends, neighbors, coworkers to do the same
Getting through these steps is a process. Maintain an open mind, separate facts from assumptions, think logically, love your country and the rule of law. Make some progress every month so we can achieve critical mass while the Internet is still open. Above all, do act in a positive, peaceful manner. You can take great pride in helping to revive a comatose America and restoring ‘government by the people, for the people.’
65. “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win” — Mahatma Gandhi
[2] “The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7: Why the Final Official Report about 9/11 is Unscientific and False,” David Ray Griffin, Olive Branch Press http://www.amazon.com/Mysterious-Collapse-World-Trade-Center/product-rev…
[3] “9/11: Blueprint for Truth: The Architecture of Destruction”
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4617650616903609314#
link from: http://www.ae911truth.org/en/evidence.html
[4] “Vast Archive Yields New View of 9/11,” August 13, 2005, http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/13/nyregion/nyregionspecial3/13records.html
[5] “Summary of Evidence of Controlled Demolition at the World Trade Center” http://firefightersfor911truth.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/revised2su…
[6] “118 Witnesses: The firefighters’ Testimony to Explosions in the Twin Towers,” Volume 3 – August 2006
http://www.journalof911studies.com/articles/Article_5_118Witnesses_World…
[7] “Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (August 30, 2006),” http://wtc.nist.gov/pubs/factsheets/faqs_8_2006.htm
[8] “Missing Bodies: More Than 1000 Bodies Are Unaccounted for,” http://911research.wtc7.net/wtc/evidence/bodies.html
[9] “Environmental Anomalies at the World Trade Center: Evidence for Energetic Materials,” The Environmentalist, Vol. 29, No. 1, March 2009 http://www.springerlink.com/content/f67q6272583h86n4/
link from:
http://911blogger.com/node/16945
[10] “$elling out the Investigation,” Jan. 1, 2002, archived in http://www.fireengineering.com/index.html (free registration)
[11] “Explosives Found in the World Trade Center Dust,” December 7, 2009 http://911research.wtc7.net/essays/thermite/explosive_residues.html
[12] “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe,” The Open Chemical Physics Journal, 2009, 2, 7-31
http://www.bentham-open.org/pages/content.php?TOCPJ/2009/00000002/000000…
link from:
http://www.ae911truth.org/en/evidence/35-key-facts/73-technical-articles…
[13] “The Twin Towers Gallery of Evidence”
http://www2.ae911truth.org/twintowers.php
[14] “Final Report of the National Construction Safety Team on the Collapses of the World Trade Center Towers (Draft)
http://wtc.nist.gov/pubs/NISTNCSTAR1Draft.pdf
[15] “The Missing Jolt: A Simple Refutation of the NIST-Bazant Collapse Hypothesis,” Volume 24 – January 2009 http://www.journalof911studies.com/volume/2008/TheMissingJolt7.pdf
[16] “Destruction of the World Trade Center North Tower and Fundamental Physics,” Volume 28 – February 2010 http://www.journalof911studies.com/volume/2010/ChandlerDownwardAccelerat…
[18] “NIST Denies Access to WTC7 Data”, July 12, 2010
http://911blogger.com/news/2010-07-12/nist-denies-access-wtc-collapse-data
[19] “The Elevator Industry Reflects on September 11, 2001”,
http://www.elevator-world.com/magazine/archive01/0111-005.html-ssi
[20] “9/11 Security Courtesy of Marvin Bush” http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/911security.html?q=911security…
[21] “September 11, 2001: Heightened Security Alert Had Just Been Lifted”, September 11, 2001
http://www.newsday.com/news/september-11-2001-heightened-security-alert-…
[22] “United in Courage,” People Magazine, September 12, 2001, http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/people.html
[23] “U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba,” May 1, 2001
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92662&page=1
[24] “Newly Declassified National Security Agency Documents Show Analysts Made ‘SIGINT fit the claim’ of North Vietnamese Attack,” John Prados, December 1, 2005
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB132/press20051201.htm
[26] “The 9/11 Commission Rejects own Report as Based on Government Lies,” September 11, 2009
http://www.salem-news.com/articles/september112009/911_truth_9-11-09.php
[27] “Increasing Threats To The 9/11 Truth Movement,” June 16, 2010 http://www.opednews.com/articles/Increasing-Threats-To-The-by-Bill-Wille…
[28] “The New Inquisition Against 9/11 Truth,” November 22, 2007 http://www.wiseupjournal.com/?p=19
[29] “An Attack from Harvard Law on the Escalating 9/11 TruthMovement,” February 4, 2010
http://www.opednews.com/articles/AN-ATTACK-FROM-HARVARD-LAW-by-Bill-Will…
[30] “Bush Authorized Domestic Spying,” December 16, 2005 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/16/AR200512…
[31] “License to Kill? Intelligence Chief Says U.S. Can Take Out American Terrorists,” February 3, 2010
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/license-kill-intelligence-chief-us-americ…
[32] “Senators Propose Granting President Emergency Internet Power,” June 10, 2010
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20007418-38.html
[33] “In Denial of Democracy: Social Psychological Implications for Public Discourse on State Crimes Against Democracy Post-9/11,” American Behavioral Scientist, 53(6), February 2010
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[34] “The ‘Jersey Girls’ Support Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth” February 27, 1010
http://911blogger.com/node/22725
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Pentagon Destroys Copies of Controversial Memoir Written by Army Officer

 

submitted by bbruhwiler8 on sat, 09/25/2010 – 9:32pm
Published September 25, 2010
| FoxNews.com
The Defense Intelligence Agency has blocked a book about the tipping point in Afghanistan and a controversial pre-9/11 data mining project called
The Defense Intelligence Agency has blocked a book about the tipping point in Afghanistan and a controversial pre-9/11 data mining project called “Able Danger.”
The Pentagon has burned 9.500 copies of Army Reserve Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer’s memoir “Operation Dark Heart,” his book about going undercover in Afghanistan.
A Department of Defense officials tells Fox News that the department purchased copies of the first printing because they contained information which could cause damage to national security.
The U.S. Army originally cleared the book for release.
The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency attempted to block the book about the tipping point in Afghanistan and a controversial pre-9/11 data mining project called “Able Danger.”
In a letter obtained by Fox News, the DIA says national security could be breached if “Operation Dark Heart” is
published in its current form. The agency also attempted to block key portions of the book that claim “Able Danger” successfully identified hijacker Mohammed Atta as a threat to the United States before the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Specifically, the DIA wanted references to a meeting between Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, the book’s author, and the executive director of the 9/11 Commission, Philip Zelikow, removed. In that meeting, which took place in Afghanistan, Shaffer alleges the commission was told about “Able Danger” and the identification of Atta before the attacks. No mention of this was made in the final 9/11 report.
Shaffer, who was undercover at the time, said there was “stunned silence” at the meeting after he told the executive director of the commission and others that Atta was identified as early as 2000 by “Able Danger.”
“Dr. Philip Zelikow approached me in the corner of the room. ‘What you said today is very important. I need you to get in touch with me as soon as you return from your deployment here in Afghanistan’,” Shaffer said.
Once back in the U.S., Shaffer says he contacted the commission. Without explanation, the commission was no longer interested. An inspector general report by the Department of Defense concluded there was no evidence to support the claims of Shaffer and others. But Fox News has obtained an unredacted copy of the IG report containing the names of witnesses, who backed up Shaffer’s story when contacted for comment.
Atta was the alleged ringleader of the Sept. 11 hijackers and piloted American Airlines Flight 11 into the World Trade Center.
Shaffer spoke to Fox News before he was asked by the military not to discuss the book. He confirmed efforts to block the book and other details.
Calling the move “highly unusual,” he explained that the book had already been cleared for release when the DIA stepped in.
“Apparently, Defense Intelligence Agency took exception to the way the Army cleared the book,” he told Fox News.
The documents and exclusive interviews, including an Army data collector on the Able Danger Project, are part of an ongoing investigation by the documentary unit “Fox News Reporting” which uncovered new details about American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and efforts by the FBI to track and recruit him for intelligence purposes after 9/11.

Department of Defense: Images of Pentagon Crash Scene Before And During 9/11 Unavailable; Controlled By FBI

 

The following is a Freedom of Information Act reply from the U.S. Department of Defense for any unreleased video and images of the crash scene before and during the impact of American Airlines flight 77 at the Pentagon building on September 11, 2001.
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This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act request as stated below.
Due to the investigation and litigation on this matter, the Federal Bureau
of Investigation (FBI) still has cognizance over these records. You may
visit their site at the following address:
This action closes your request in this office.
V/R
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during and after American Airlines Flight 77’s impact with the Pentagon
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Any Pentagon security camera recordings dated September 10, 2001, depicting
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Israel Flotilla Raid Violated International Law, U.N. Council Says

http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/15session/A.HRC.15.21_en.pdf

Update on HR 847 From John Feal by John Feal source: 9/11 Truth News Sep 22, 2010

Dear Friends, Supporters and Fellow First Responders:

As most of you are aware, the past twenty-four hours have been extremely chaotic in regards to the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. I, along with fellow FealGood Foundation board members, have worked with various union leaders to keep the pressure on our elected officials. As of approximately 5:30 today our bill was moved into the “Rules Committee” of the United States House of Representatives and prepared for full House vote. While a modest victory, this should be considered a step forward to our ultimate goal. However, to our great displeasure, a date for such a vote has not yet been announced. This is unacceptable and over the next twenty-four hours we will continue to place additional pressure on leadership to give us the date we have waited nine years for.
Make no mistake, all involved in this struggle consider it an insult of the highest degree that we are forced to continue to lobby House leaders to merely place this bill on calendar. Despite this, we have been advised that the bill will be given a date for vote tomorrow, September 22, 2010. While promises to this fragile community have been made and broken so many times that I do not expect you to believe this one, we must respect the leadership our New York Congressional Delegation has provided and rely on them to ensure that this promise is kept. Tomorrow, the 9/11 community expects to be able to celebrate its victory at the same time Democratic leaders from around the country converge on New York for political appearances and fundraising.

The fight has not ended my friends and we will not hault our efforts on behalf of each and every one of you until the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Bill is voted on by Congress in a full “rules vote.” While we place our faith in the leadership of our elected officials tomorrow, we cannot do so blindly. Over the next day we will see whose word is worth relying on and who issues empty promises.
I thank you all for your continued patience, but most of all for your continued perseverance. It is the collective “strength of character” of the 9/11 community that will get this bill passed and each of you are its backbone.
God bless you and God bless America.

“Any Nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure” – Abraham Lincoln

Peace & Love

John Feal
Founder & President
http://www.fealgoodfoundation.com
631 724 3320-office
516 901 7427-mobile
9/11 Responder-injured
Kidney Donor
NYS Recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for Civilians Above & Beyond