Friday, September 22, 2006

A Banner for Truth -- Waking up Durham


Ps.60:4: Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

CenterFest was a huge success. The response was about 90% favorable. We were by far the busiest booth at the Festival. Several thousand stopped by to ask questions and take some material.

We had a number of people come by and thank us for being there. There were a few that are so frightened by the truth they would call us names and say shame.

It seems the favorite tact is call us "Crack Pots" rather than engage in a intelligent discussion.

Pr.18:13: He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

Some may think that the magazine Popular Mechanics has debunked the 9/11 truth. We would just encourage anyone to find out the facts on both sides. Below is an article that may be interesting dealing with those responsible for the PM publication.

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Rebecca brought us a report form ground Zero in NYC. She told us of how the "Media" refuses to cover the story of what was going on and how many turned out for the events of the 5th anniversary of 9/11. She had also met several of the first responders that were lied to about the air quality at the site and are now are paying with their lives. CBS 60 Minutes did a report about them. http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=1992198n

Whitman Lied About Ground Zero Danger, New Documents Reveal

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/September2006/210906Whitman.htm

Debunking "Popular Mechanics"

THE HIDDEN HAND OF THE CIA - 9/11 and Popular Mechanics Posted By: ChristopherBollyn Date: Thursday, 17 March 2005, 8:29 p.m.

THE HIDDEN HAND OF THE C.I.A. AND THE 9/11 PROPAGANDA OF POPULAR MECHANICS A brutal purge of the senior staff at Popular Mechanics preceded the publication of last month's scandalous propaganda piece about 9/11. Pulling the strings is the grand dame of Hearst Magazines and behind the scene is her obscure husband a veteran propaganda expert and former special assistant to the director of the C.I.A. The Reichstag fire, a key event in German history, and the steps that followed en suite leading to the Nazi dictatorship of Adolf Hitler, provide remarkable precedents for what occurred in the United States on 9/11 and since. The fire that consumed the German parliament building on the night of February 27, 1933, is "widely believed," according to Encyclopedia Britannica, to have been contrived by the newly formed Nazi government to turn public opinion against its opponents and allow it to assume emergency powers. The day after the burning of the Reichstag, the government headed by Adolf Hitler enacted a decree "for the Protection of the People and the State." Hitler's emergency decree dispensed with all constitutional protection of political, personal, and property rights. Likewise, a month after 9/11 the U.S. Congress passed, without even reading, similar emergency legislation: the Bush administration's USA PATRIOT Act of 2001. The pre-prepared massive security act's long title is "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism." Within a month of the Reichstag fire, on March 23, 1933, the parliament passed the Enabling Act, whereby its legislative powers were transferred to Hitler's Reich Cabinet. This act, passed by a vote of 444 to 94, legally sanctioned the Nazi dictatorship, Another parallel is seen in the way George W. Bush and Hitler came to power. Bush obtained the presidency in 2001 through a Supreme Court decision after a flawed and un-counted election, while Hitler secured the German chancellorship through elections in November 1932 in which the Nazi Party failed to win an outright majority. Hitler's propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, is thought to have let arsonists into the parliament building through a tunnel leading from the official residence of Hermann Gvring, Reichstag president and Hitler's chief minister. Gvring then presided over the official investigation, which blamed the communists. In a similar manner, the Bush administration openly opposed an independent investigation of 9/11 and fixed blame on Osama Bin Laden and 19 Arab terrorists. Based on this official, but unproven, explanation for 9/11 the United States has invaded and occupied two Middle Eastern nations.

"DISINFORMATION AND DECEPTION" "Ninety-five percent of the work of intelligence agencies around the world is disinformation and deception," Andreas von Blow, former parliamentary official responsible for the budget for Germany's intelligence agencies, told American Free Press in December 2001. Like Nazi Germany of 1933, American newsstands today carry a mainstream magazine dedicated to pushing the government's "truth" of 9/11 while viciously smearing independent researchers as "extremists" who "peddle fantasies" and make "poisonous claims." The magazine pushing the government's 9/11 propaganda, Popular Mechanics (PM), is published by the Hearst family. Its March cover story, "Debunking 9/11 Lies," has been exposed by credible researchers to contain numerous distortions and flawed conclusions. American Free Press revealed that Benjamin Chertoff, the 25-year-old "senior researcher" who authored the 9/11 article, is related to Michael Chertoff, the new Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The PM article illustrates how a propaganda method, used by dictatorships, is now being employed by the U.S. government: controlling mainstream media outlets to promote its version of 9/11. The actions of Michael Chertoff concerning the events of 9/11, the non-investigation that followed, the USA PATRIOT Act, and the propaganda being disseminated in PM, are strikingly similar to actions attributed to the Nazi ministers Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Gvring. While Chertoff is the "czar" of DHS, he is not sovereign at PM or Hearst Magazines, its corporate parent. The president of Hearst Magazines, one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines with 18 U.S. titles and more than 100 international editions, is Cathleen P. Black, a 60-year old native of Chicago. Black oversees the publication of 175 titles around the world including Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, and Popular Mechanics. Black is a former president and publisher of USA Today. In 1983, Black was made president of the new newspaper published by Gannett. The following year she was made publisher and soon became a member of Gannett's board of directors. "Despite her efforts," her biography reads, "USA Today did not show an operating profit in the eight years that Black was there." The newspaper's non-profitability notwithstanding, Gannett paid Black $600,000 a year for her efforts. USA Today reportedly had a circulation of 1.8 million when Black left in 1991. USA Today is often given away free of charge. Black left USA Today to become president and chief executive of the nascent Newspaper Association of America (NAA), formed on June 1, 1992. She then became the leading spokesperson and lobbyist for the nation's newspaper industry. Black's position at the NAA carried "considerable political heft," Paul Farhi of The Washington Post wrote, "given that the 1,400 members of her organization control the nation's editorial pages." In 1995, for an annual salary reported to be "in excess of $1 million," Black was hired by Hearst Corp. to head its magazine division. Named by Fortune magazine as one of the Most Powerful Women in American Business, Black sits on the boards of Hearst Corp., the Advertising Council, IBM, and Coca-Cola. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. It is often said that USA Today is controlled by the CIA, which, like the paper, is based in McLean, Virginia. The little-known fact that Black is married to Thomas E. Harvey, an obscure lawyer who became a White House Fellow in 1977 and served as "special assistant' to the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), provides substance to these rumors. Black's corporate biography does not mention her husband. President Jimmy Carter made Harvey a White House Fellow in May 1977. "In that capacity," Harvey's biography reads, he "served as special assistant to the Director of the C.I.A. Following that he held senior appointed positions within the Department of Defense." The DCI at the time was Stansfield Turner, who had replaced George H.W. Bush. Prior to serving the CIA, Harvey worked at the New York law office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. The international law firm, co-founded by Morris Hadley, a 1916 member of Yale University's secret society Skull & Bones, has ties to the CIA and lists William H. Webster, DCI from 1987-1991, as a senior partner. Webster also serves on the Homeland Security Advisory Council. In the 1980s, Harvey served as General Counsel and Congressional Liaison of the U.S. Information Agency, the former external propaganda arm of the U.S. government. Harvey also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Army and Navy. In 1992, Harvey was personnel director for the Bush-Quayle '92 Campaign. Calls to the offices of Black and Harvey for the purpose of this article went unanswered. THE COUP AT POPULAR MECHANICS In the months leading up to the Chertoff article in PM, a brutal take-over occurred at the magazine. In September 2004, Joe Oldham, the magazine's former editor-in-chief was replaced by James B. Meigs, who came to PM with a "deputy," Jerry Beilinson, from National Geographic Adventure. In October, a new creative director replaced PM's 21-year veteran who was given ninety minutes to clear out of his office. A former senior editor at PM, who is forbidden from openly discussing the coup at PM, told AFP that the former creative director was abruptly told to leave and given severance pay of two weeks wages for every year spent at PM. "Three or four" people have been similarly dismissed every month since, he said. He said he was astounded that the coup at PM had not been reported in the mainstream media. PM has long been a supporter of the U.S. military. The magazine ran a full page ad in support of the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in May 2003. Since the purge last September, however, PM readers have noticed that government propaganda has replaced scientific writing. A letter to the editor in the current issue says, "I think you guys are just another tool in the government's propaganda machine."

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BLKNIGHT18 said...

http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?arch=16240

At Community Church in New York City on September 9, 2006, a group of 9/11 first responders shared their experiences at ground zero and afterward.

"We were also killed on 9/11. Avenge us," pleads former National Guard sargeant, David Miller. "We came to your rescue on 9/11. Now thousands of us and our families need you to come to ours."

Heroic first responders are dying of toxic exposure at Ground Zero. Now they are asking the 9/11 Truth movement to wake up the rest of the country to the real terrorists of 9/11: the US government, with the complicity of media giants. Miller notes of those Americans who refuse to look at the truth, "I know something about sheep. Sheep never conceive that the man who fills their grain bins, but without any afterthought, one day starts cutting throats...and everytime 'Popular Mechanics' calls the people of this movement 'nuts', these propagandists, professional liars and tools, who cannot, by any stretch of the imagination, be called journalists, strike another nail into the coffin of another rescue worker." In closing, Miller quotes a hero of his, Edward R. Murrow: "We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it."

Major Mike McCormick, volunteer and civil air patrol pilot, begins by addressing the assembled 9/11 Truth activists, "As I look out in the audience I do not see audience participants, but I see extended members of the 9/11 family." McCormick notes of 9/11 first responders, "There are hundreds and thousands of people that are now sick." and he declares, "The majority of us believe in a higher authority, of the goodness of man. Unfortunately, the people that are in office are scoundrels and they look at God as gold, oil, and drugs." McCormick adds, "There is actually $1 billion dollars in a fund for 9/11 responders..Mayor Bloomberg has spent $40 million of that $1 billion dollars denying claims."

McCormick says further, "A month ago, I had gotten a report that was deemed "SECRET". It was the report from the Executive Office legal department to Christy Todd Whitman, advising her to downplay the severity of Ground Zero...Now, Christy Todd Whitman, I'm happy to say, is going to have her day of reckoning...It is time for good Americans to take back this country...CIA, NSA,, you name the acronym, I would say a good 80% of all agencies involved [in 9/11] are Manchurian candidates. These are the people sworn to protect the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and the only thing Homeland Security does is decimate the United States Constitution...The Homeland Security Department, the only thing that they don't take care of, is the country's patriots....Every single responder, police, fire, EMS, every volunteer, they are the Minutemen ..The only thing these responders didn't have is a country that gave a s***."

McCormick quotes Edmund Burke: "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to stand by idly and do nothing. Your participation here, today, shows me they will not get away with it...[Bush] cons people into joining the military. ...he just changes the name of the mission from Enduring Freedom to Enduring Bulls*** or whatever it is..." Of Christy Todd Whitman, McCormick observes, "It is sure as hell she's going to be convicted of crimes against humanity, treason, just to name a few. However, if Bush is behind the catbird seat, the only thing he's going to do is pardon her. That can't happen. We cannot let it happen."

Medic and former Air Force Special Operations for Search and Rescue expert, Kevin McPadden, observes of Ground Zero, "There was so much radiant heat...that's not jet fuel that burns off 10 hours later, it's not any kind of incendiary...nothing was burning, no combustibles. This was chemicals, this was explosives." Mc Padden remembers taking a cigarette break after carrying three 250-pound women down 25 flights of stairs, when Mayor Bloomburg comes up to him and says, 'You know, you think you look cool with that cigarette in your mouth. But you look like a dirt bag.'" McCormick concludes, "This is a gross miscarriage of justice. And the government and the state are despicable. Our country has been taken over by these nasty corporate giants and they seem to have given our government HIV and us, in the Truth movement, we're the white blood cells. We're the ones holding it back. We're suffering from a bad infection."

"New York Stories: 9/11 First Responders"

Toxic conditions at ground zero, on 9/11 and long afterward, have had devastating physical and psychological effects on a category of persons known as "first responders". These are the people that showed up, some within minutes, some from across the country, and stayed for weeks and even months. At Community Church in New York City on September 9, 2006, a group of 9/11 first responders shared their experiences at ground zero and afterward. Though they were touted as heroes, they have been treated like poor servants. Presentations by National Guardsman, David Miller; former New York City police officer, Craig Bartmer; volunteer and civil air patrol pilot, Major Mike McCormick; and former Air Force Special Operations for Search and Rescue, Kevin McPadden.

BLKNIGHT18 said...

So sad...

Poll: Nearly a third of Americans still believe Saddam personally involved in 9/11

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Poll_Nearly_third_of_Americans_still_0922.html

A recent New York Times/CBS poll reveals among other things that nearly one-third of Americans still believe that former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the 9/11 terror attacks.

Last month, President Bush stated in a press conference that the former Iraqi dictator had "nothing" to do with the attacks, despite previous statements by Vice President Cheney. The Boston Globe in 2003 said Cheney asserted "that the administration is learning 'more and more' about connections between Al Qaeda and Iraq before the Sept. 11 attacks," surprising analysts and officials at the time who had reviewed Iraq intelligence reports.

The White House also has a webpage which credits some of the confusion to former CIA Director George Tenet, to whom Bush awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004.

Young Brother said...

centrefest was a lot of fun. How about that Hugo Chavez? makes me want to break out into a standing ovation. I've got a small article concerning his recent speech before the United Nations on my blog. God bless you all, and stand strong for the truth...for the truth shall set us free!

BLKNIGHT18 said...

Rep. Weldon: Pentagon Report a 'Whitewash'
Newsmax, 9/22/06
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2006/9/22/90332.shtml?s=lh

WASHINGTON -– Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., called a Pentagon report he had requested about pre-9/11 intelligence on al-Qaida operations in the United States "emphatically wrong" and a "whitewash," aimed at discrediting him as he faces the toughest re-election campaign of his career.

The report was leaked to the press on Wednesday, but Weldon was not briefed on its contents until Thursday afternoon, despite his instrumental role in requesting the investigation.

"What really upset me was they actually released information to the media before they even met with me or anyone else," Weldon told NewsMax on Thursday.

The report, conducted by the Pentagon Inspector General, investigated claims brought to Weldon's office by active duty military officers and other Defense Department officials about information they had developed on al-Qaida cells in the United States more than one year before the Sept. 11 attacks on America.

The data-mining operation was designated Able Danger, and the operation was run out of the U.S. Special Operations Command at Fort Belvoir, not far from the Pentagon. It was part of an experimental program to collect intelligence on terrorist networks and on illicit Chinese high-technology procurement efforts from open source material.

And that is why the program became such a threat, Weldon believes. "The database included information on Chinese procurement in the United States and the Clinton people didn't want this coming out, because there were a ton of Clinton names in there."

The Inspector General report confirmed information brought to Weldon by intelligence officials involved in the program that they had been ordered to destroy more than 2.5 terabytes of information in April/May 2000.

BLKNIGHT18 said...

Refuting the lie, a response to Popular Mechanics: debunking 9/11 myths
By Craig Schlanger
Online Journal Contributing Writer
Sep 25, 2006

http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_1242.shtml#top

It’s been an exciting year to be a 9/11 Truth Seeker. With each passing month there’s been a trend of continuing revelations and historic events that will break the dam of government deception once and for all. There have been actors, musicians, scientists, engineers, former presidential cabinet members, rescue workers, survivors, historians, and even foreign officials weighing in with their doubts about the official 9/11 narrative.

Recent polls by both Zogby and Scripts Howard show the number of Americans questioning the government about 9/11 to be growing exponentially. When they know you have the truth on your side, those who stand to lose will employ the most underhanded tactics to keep their own conspiracy theory alive.

As if right on cue, Popular Mechanics returns to the arena of 9/11 Truth to present an extension of their March 2005 hit piece, “Debunking 9/11 Lies: Conspiracy Theories Can’t Stand up to the Hard Facts.” Now they’ve taken the original piece and extended it into a book-length format. In view of the fifth anniversary of 9/11 and the 9/11 Truth movement gaining more mainstream coverage than ever, it’s only to be expected that an attack on the movement’s credibility would emerge.

On the inside cover of the book there is a list of endorsements from some well-known talking heads. For example, Glen Reynolds, proprietor of the neocon blog Instapundit.com, takes time away from equating the people of Lebanon with Nazis (see Instapundit.com, 8/13/06) to endorse this collection of “hard facts.”

However, for the ultimate grand slam, Popular Mechanics (and by association Hearst Publishing) chose to enlist the literary talent of America’s “maverick” Senator John McCain for the book’s forward. Senator McCain tows an extremely Orwellian line, reminding readers that Americans were attacked for their freedoms on 9/11 and that the evidence of al Qaeda’s central role in the attacks is “overwhelming.” (p. xii) The senator explains that over the years many Americans have had trouble accepting such historical occurrences as the “surprise” attack on Pearl Harbor or the murder of a president by a lone gunman in a book depository. Certainly Senator McCain knows better, and I would imagine he has access to the same declassified documents that I do, which prove both claims to be incorrect. But before plucking the reader from the rabbit hole, McCain goes for the grand slam by claiming that anyone who questions the official 9/11 narrative is directly insulting all who tragically perished on that day, as well as “those who have fought in all the wars in our history.” (p. xiv) The suggestion here clearly is that any questioning of the government’s official line is treasonous.

In the interest of time, I will not go through each “myth” and refute it point by point. Since this book contains most of the same information as the original Popular Mechanics article, I would instead recommend that the reader track down Jim Hoffman’s excellent piece in Global Outlook Magazine #10. A more detailed piece by Peter Meyer was also posted on the Serendipity website last year. Other responses have come from Alex Jones, as well from the always resourceful website, Killtown.

It’s important to note from the start that this book is not meant to debunk anything. Its’ main purpose is to craft a mindset where anyone who questions the official 9/11 story likely spends their weekends at Roswell. This is a psychological attack on those who dare question their government’s account of a most tragic day in our history; it’s a return fire in an ongoing information war. The purpose is not to answer pressing questions. Instead, the writers choose the path of assassinating the character of anyone who dares ask such questions. Additionally, the book plants a seed in the mind of the reader that all 9/11 Truth seekers agree on every “myth” discussed. To reinforce this, the editors focus on major strawman arguments that I will discuss briefly.[...]

BLKNIGHT18 said...

World Can't Wait
worldcantwait.net

Oct. 5 National Demonstration against the Bush regime.

Some local areas:

Chapel Hill, NC
2006-10-05 [edit]
12:00 noon
UNC Chapel Hill in the pit
unc.sds.gmail.com


UNCG campus, NC
2006-10-05 [edit]
all day
all over campus
11:05am---Walkout; students that have an 11am class are encouraged to go to their class, announce the plans for the day, then leave class, inviting everyone else (professors included!) to join them. We will convene at the Atrium fountain around 11:15 and begin a day that will hopefully swing this apathetic campus back into action!

11:30am---Staged Bush Crimes, various places around campus
3:30pm---"Happening of Mass Resistance", EUC front lawn
5:00pm---Rush Hour March to Downtown. Assemble at Atrium fountain. We'll march from there to downtown to join in the Downtown Greensboro march that starts at 6.
lauren_wcw@yahoo.com


Greensboro, NC
6:00 pm
Corner of Market and Eugene St. downtown

We will have a permitted march downtown that steps off at 6:30pm. Gather at the corner of Market and Eugene in the grassy area in front of the courthouse. There will be a short rally followed by a LOUD but peaceful march through the streets of downtown!

We have to show the world that people in Greensboro and NC are NOT going along with the Bush regime's fascistic program of war, repression, torture, spying, bigotry and division! Spread the word...unleash the people from "politics as usual"...

http://www.geocities.com/nccantwait

Anonymous said...

Centerfest was really productive. See you guys saturday.

Anonymous said...

Here it is again, hope some people see it before it gets deleted again. Truth hurts.

"Jim Hoffman’s excellent piece in Global Outlook Magazine #10. A more detailed piece by Peter Meyer was also posted on the Serendipity website last year. Other responses have come from Alex Jones, as well from the always resourceful website, Killtown."

Wild guess #1) All names above are flaming LLL's that have LARGE political axes to grind.
Wild guess #2) None of the above have the slightest clue on how to make a building go up but they somehow are experts on how to make a building go down.
Wild guess #3) None of the above have any scientific or engineering degrees but they'll make claims that an army of engineers and scientists are supposedly wrong in the PM book.
Wild guess #4) There are no MS/BS degress amongst the 911truthers of this site. That's not bad in itself. But what IS bad is when they line up like sheep and follow the hucksters mentioned above. They choose to follow people who have no credibility in the subject. Who sdumb is that?