Ed Asner voices AE911Truth TV spots airing in New York

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March 30, 2010

Another first. AE911Truth runs first-ever television ads on NY1 this Tuesday, 3-30 and Friday, 4-2. Featuring the voice of Ed Asner, these 30-second spots mention nanothermite, show WTC 7 imploding and have great coverage of the AE911Truth website. They will also coincide with Week 3 of the “Building What?!” campaign.

Ed Asner is also an active supporter of 9/11 Truth and the voice of AE911Truth’s radio campaign.

We’re pleased to announce that Asner’s 30 second spot has aired nationwide on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory as well as on Progressive Talk radio station KTLK in Los Angeles the week of 3/15.

But this is just the beginning. With your help, we can take this thing national. And with a spokesman like Asner, people will listen. Clear Channel has allowed the spots to air without even blinking. To take the Asner campaign to the next step, please contribute! www.AE911TRUTH.org

ABC Nightline Reveals Its Agenda—Equates 9/11 Truth with Gun-Wielding Crazies

From: ae911truth

Mar 26, 2010
ABC Nightline Reveals Its Agenda—Equates 9/11 Truth with Gun-Wielding Crazies
— Shawn Hamilton

Ed: The following is the body of the letter sent to ABC Nightline producer Katie Hinmanon on behalf of AE911Truth.

ABC Nightline’s piece on the 9/11 Truth Movement qualifies as nothing short of journalistic fraud. Instead of presenting an objective look at the surprisingly large numbers of people who are questioning the government’s official conspiracy theory involving 19 Arabs, Chris Bury’s piece was clearly intended to equate in viewers’ minds those in the 9/11 Truth Movement with gun-wielding crazies like the recent “Pentagon shooter” John Patrick Bedell.

While this movement includes a wide variety people including thousands of architects, engineers, firefighters, academicians and scientists, Nightline seemed intent on creating an oversimplified caricature of what it disparagingly called a “viral community of true believers,” that is, people who are crazy enough to suspect the government might be hiding something when there’s no evidence to support that idea. There’s actually a lot of evidence, but TV shows like Nightline are not interested in looking at it, much less refuting it. The Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth were featured as keynote speakers at the same conference that you attended and now host over 1,000 A/E petition signers—all demanding a new investigation into the destruction of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers on 9/11. Why did you not ask us what evidence we might have to support our call for a re-investigation? We understand that you were even re-directed by no less than three of your interviewees to speak with us.

Korey Rowe and Dylan Avery, whose documentary, “Loose Change” provided many with their first look at problems with the official account, knew what Nightline was up to. Rowe told Bury, “They’re trying already to equate us with this man (Bedell) and trying to say that the 9/11 Truth Movement is a militia, gun-toting, anti-government conspiracy [group].”

Avery told Bury, “We already know what you guys are going to do—just by the questions you asked us. It’s very clear what your agenda is.” Bury got a similar response from former FBI agent and whisteblower Coleen Rowley when he asked her the loaded question, “Do you think the American government helped kill innocent Americans?” Rowley told Bury the technique he was using reminded her of interrogation strategies she’d used while in the FBI. Rowley stated that the full truth is simply not known and that the 9/11 Commission has said so itself. Nightline then interviewed Lee Hamilton, vice-chairman of the 9/11 Commission, who stated, “We got the story basically right” in order to give the impression he was contradicting Rowley’s claim, but that was intentionally misleading. Consider what he wrote in his book Without Precedent—that the 9/11 Commission was “set up to fail” by the Bush Administration. And what John Farmer, Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission wrote on page four of his book, The Ground Truth: “At some level of government, at some point in time, there was an agreement not to tell the people the truth about what happened.”

Lee Hamilton told Nightline, “When they bring these theories of what happened forward, the appropriate question is, ‘What evidence do you have of that?’ And if they have evidence, then let’s examine it in the court of public opinion.” We may be on the same page with Lee Hamilton after all. This is exactly what groups like ours want to see happen. For instance, why did World Trade Center Building 7, which was never hit by an airplane, collapse suddenly, smoothly, straight down into its own footprint at free-fall acceleration?

This is a question for an enterprising, seasoned journalist like Chris Bury of Nightline to pursue—especially since there is abundant evidence of the incendiary “thermite” in the molten iron found in the rubble of all three WTC skyscrapers. And since the explosive composite “nano-thermite” was found in all four samples of pulverized concrete that was tested, that laid like a blanket throughout lower Manhattan.

Richard Gage, AIA, founder of AE911Truth stated, “These technical professionals are staking their licenses, degrees, and reputation not on conspiracy theories but on the scientific, forensic evidence that speaks for itself. We have no other agenda than for the public to be aware of this evidence that was eliminated from the official reports.”

Here is a partial list of the evidence demanding further investigation:

•Rapid onset of collapse of all three WTC skyscrapers.

•Sounds of explosions at the onset of collapse

•Symmetrical collapse — through the path of what should have been the greatest resistance—at nearly free-fall acceleration (i.e. the columns offered no resistance; therefore, they must have been instantly “removed”)

•WTC 7 collapsed nearly into its own footprint with the steel skeleton almost completely broken up. The Twin Towers on the other hand were extremely explosive—hurling 9-ton steel sections laterally 600 feet at 60 mph.

•Massive volume of expanding pyroclastic-like dust clouds

•Several tons of molten metal found at the base of the buildings by credible witnesses.

•Evidence of thermite (an incendiary used to cut through steel) found in beams, slag and iron spheres in all the dust samples

•Inter-granular melting and evaporation of steel structure found and documented by FEMA in App. “C”)

•Expert corroboration from controlled demolition professionals

Foreknowledge of WTC collapse by media

The details can be found at www.AE911Truth.org, and are available to anyone who wants to look at them, yet Nightline representatives chose to devote their attention to mischaracterizing members of the 9/11 Truth Movement instead of actually confronting the evidence. What is their agenda?

An Aversion To Scientific Facts? Is the Washington Post involved in the 9/11 Cover-up?

From: ae911truth

Mar 25, 2010
An Aversion To Scientific Facts?
Is the Washington Post involved in the 9/11 Cover-up?

— Graham Pardun

The Washington Post recently published an editorial raging against a well-respected member of the Diet of Japan, Councillor Yukihisa Fujita. The ‘hit piece’ titled “A leading Japanese politician espouses a 9/11 fantasy,” 3/8/2010, struck me, even in this age of melodramatic sound bites, as especially baseless and exaggerated.

“Mr. Fujita’s ideas about the attack on the World Trade Center…are too bizarre, half-baked and intellectually bogus to merit serious discussion,” writes the Post. What are his “bizarre, half-baked and intellectually bogus” ideas about 9/11? Well, for one, Councillor Fujita “hints that controlled demolition rather than fire or debris may be a more likely explanation for at least the collapse of the building at 7 World Trade Center.” The Post then wonders how a “man so susceptible to the imaginings of the lunatic fringe” could occupy such a high position in the government of a “nation that boasts the world’s second largest economy” – and ends the piece by suggesting that the US-Japanese alliance, the “cornerstone” of Japan’s security, could be threatened, if Prime Minister Hatoyama “tolerates elements of his own party as reckless and fact-averse as Mr. Fujita.”

But who is really “reckless and fact-averse”? Councillor Fujita, in harmony with over eleven-hundred professionals associated with the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, agrees that the forensic evidence associated with World Trade Center Building 7, for example, corroborates the explosive controlled demolition hypothesis. And, that it contradicts the government’s hypothesis (espoused by only a dozen NIST team members) that normal fires primarily brought the building down. And so he is also calling for a new investigation. So, are his ideas “half-baked”? Let’s reiterate some of the many relevant facts about Building 7 and the Twin Towers:

1. WTC 7, a 47 story skyscraper, not hit by an airplane, collapsed at nearly free-fall acceleration in under 7 seconds; this is only about a second more than the time it would take a bowling ball to drop from the roof to the ground.

2. WTC 7 collapsed vertically, symmetrically, and neatly into its own footprint.

3. Numerous credible witnesses heard explosions.

4. The steel-framed structure was almost completely dismembered; as pyroclastic-like clouds carried thousands of tons of pulverized concrete away. Several tons of molten iron were found under the debris pile, but office fires can’t melt steel or iron. Where did the molten iron come from? FEMA finds and documents “evaporated” beam ends like “Swiss cheese” in their Appendix C of the BPAT report in May 2002, and evidence that can only be explained by thermite – an incendiary used to cut through steel like a hot knife through butter. Thermite releases molten iron at 4,500° F.

6. Scientists found previously molten iron microspheres in all of the dust samples throughout lower Manhattan (evidence of what must have been billions of microspheres) as well as actual chips of undetonated nano-thermite composite explosives, and published these findings in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

The “fire and debris” hypothesis explains none of this evidence, while the controlled demolition hypothesis explains all of it. And yet The Washington Post calls Councillor Fujita’s position “bizarre, half-baked, intellectually bogus,” the product of the “lunatic fringe,” and “reckless and fact-averse.” Who here is truly averse to the facts? We don’t expect The Washington Post to agree with the implications of the scientific evidence regarding the collapse of Building 7 – but a newspaper of its stature should at least be willing to look at and report the evidence. The Post’s omission here may in fact be evidence of a continuing cover-up of an extremely serious crime that Councillor Fujita is seeking to expose.

Democracy Now!: As Obama Visits Afghanistan, Tavis Smiley on Rev. Martin Luther King and His Opposition to the Vietnam War

From: Democracy Now!

As Obama Visits Afghanistan, Tavis Smiley on Rev. Martin Luther King and His Opposition to the Vietnam War


As the President renews his commitment to expand the American military presence in Afghanistan, we turn to a man he is sometimes compared to: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A new special on PBS from TV host and author Tavis Smiley delves into this comparison and looks at a speech that has a particular resonance today with the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: Dr. King’s famous antiwar speech of April 4, 1967 titled “Beyond Vietnam.” [includes rush transcript]


TAVIS SMILEY: Yeah, again, back to this word, “parallels,” the parallels of what this president is doing on the issue of war and peace. And again, we could not have known that President Obama was going to touch down in Afghanistan, but the timing is on point. We hope this special is going to raise some powerful questions about US foreign policy. And again, at what cost? At what cost, number one, are these wars wars of necessity, at this point, or are they wars of choice? And what agency? What agency does the American people have in trying to redirect this president on the question of war and peace?

I want to go back to King, though, to Dr. West’s comparison of Obama and King. King understood very clearly that there was a cost, Amy, to being a truth teller. Being in—these are my words now, but being in the public square—put another way, being in the public eye—being a leader of people in America, means that you find yourself every day, I think, in a battle of truth versus power. Truth versus power. And the question is whether or not you’re going to be a truth teller or a power grabber. But if you are going to be committed to telling truth, King understood, as we must understand today, that there consequences to being a truth teller. And Martin King endured those consequences in the latter years, latter days of his life. He had to endure that.

And yet, one of the pieces that comes out in this special on Wednesday night that, again, I think will shock most Americans is that even though King had almost three-quarters, Amy, of the American people turned against him, 55 percent of his own people turned against him, one of the last calls—we lay this out in the special Wednesday night—one of the last calls, Amy, he made from Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel, where he was staying, as we know, in Memphis, one of the last phone calls he made was back to his church in Atlanta, Ebenezer, which he co-pastored, as you know, with his father, Daddy King, and King told his father that when he got home Sunday from Memphis, so they could type it in the Sunday morning church bulletin, King told his father that his sermon topic was going to be, had he lived, why America may go to Hell. Why America may go to Hell. He was going to tie that speech to those three points he had raised a year earlier: escalating militarism, increasing poverty and damning racism in this country.

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Vitamin D better than vaccines at preventing flu

From: timesonline

The risk of children suffering from flu can be halved if they take vitamin D, doctors in Japan have found. The finding has implications for flu epidemics since vitamin D, which is naturally produced by the human body when exposed to direct sunlight, has no significant side effects, costs little and can be several times more effective than anti-viral drugs or vaccine. …

Anti-virals are also too expensive, and possibly too toxic, to be given to the population as a whole whereas vitamin D has additional benefits. The sunshine vitamin not only prevents bone fractures but is also believed to reduce risks of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other illness, including various bacterial as well as viral infections.

The Japanese finding supports a theory that low blood levels of the sunshine vitamin occurring in winter explain why flu epidemics generally peak between December and March.

Vitamin D activates the innate immune system, enabling the body to produce several proteins such as defensin and cathelicidin which trigger cell activity and disable viruses.

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