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Aug 192014
 

Putting a 9/11 Mystery on the Ballot

By Russ Baker on Aug 14, 2014

I was standing blocks from Building 7 of the World Trade Center complex and staring directly at it when it collapsed.

Working for the Los Angeles Times, I arrived that morning just in time to see an enormous cloud of dust and people running away. I had not yet known of the rapid and deadly descent of the South and North towers. That afternoon, I called in a series of reports to a staffer in the New York bureau.

I was literally on the phone with the office at 5:21 p.m., describing the fires burning in the structure as the building began—and completed— its remarkably fast, smooth descent to the ground. I described the building neatly pancaking, and the Pulitzer Prize winner on the other end taking my dictation declared: “That sounds like a controlled demolition.”
- See more at: http://whowhatwhy.com/2014/08/14/putting-a-911-mystery-on-the-ballot/#sthash.1psSjkkY.dpuf

Aug 162014
 

By Brandon Turbeville
Global Research, August 15, 2014
Activist Post 14 August 2014

Over the weekend, the former Egyptian Interior Minister under Hosni Mubarak, Habib El-Adly, gave a speech at his own retrial in Cairo, Egypt. Among a number of generic statements, El-Adly made at least two bombshell claims during his testimony that have received little to no coverage in the Western press.

One of these claims was that the United States was behind the 2011 Egyptian revolution which overthrew Hosni Mubarak. The other, however, was that the Egyptian intelligence agencies and Interior Ministry received information regarding a developing terrorist operation against the United States in September, 2001 and that the Egyptians warned the United States twice ahead of time. According to El-Adly, these warnings were completely ignored.

Read article here

Aug 132014
 

Stephen Lendman
RINF Alternative News

For the third time since January 1991, America is at war with Iraq. It’s ongoing lawlessly.

No nation may attack another except in self-defense. None may do so without Security Council authorization. None exists. Obama is a war criminal multiple times over.

Bombing Iraq adds another crime to his rap sheet. Reasons given don’t wash. US involvement has nothing to do with humanitarian intervention or responsibility to protect.

It has everything to do with protecting the interests of ExxonMobil and Chevron operations. It’s about Washington wanting unchallenged regional control.

It’s about making the world safe for war profiteers. It’s to benefit their bottom line priorities.

It’s about stoking fear deceptively. It’s about suppressing truth and full disclosure.

Read article here

Aug 132014
 

www.scoop.co.nz: Dirty Politics: Nicky Hager’s new book on the Key Government launched at Unity Bookshop, Wellington
The book is based upon a large number of internal communications between the National-aligned blogger Slater and a network of National Party figures.The documents are very revealing about Slater and his collaborators, including much that is shocking and distasteful. But, much more important, the documents also cover politicians and Beehive staff, showing the highly coordinated National Party attack politics used year after year throughout Key’s prime ministership.

During the 2011 election campaign Slater obtained a database of the Labour Party’s members, e-mails and donations, and gleefully attacked the party. What no one knew is that Key’s dirty tricks person, Ede, had helped throughout, including searching inside the Labour Party computers and helping Slater plan the subsequent attacks on Labour. Ede’s office was just two doors from John Key’s and presumably he was using his Ministerial Services computer (Chapter 2).

* In the same election campaign, the prime minister’s office used its knowledge of secret SIS documents to tip off Slater and arrange an attack on the Labour leader (Chapter 3).
READ MORE: http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=69809

Aug 132014
 

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You are cordially invited to:

9/11 See The Evidence

A Photographic & Video Exhibition

Saturday 20 September – 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Sunday 21 September 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Monday 22 September 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

at the Rotorua Convention Centre 1170 Fenton Street, Rotorua

FREE Entry

There has never been a more appropriate time to re-visit the events of 911. Following the successful exhibitions in Wellington in September 2011, 2012, 2013 and in Rotorua in September 2013, NZ911truth is pleased to again announce the exhibition of “9/11: See The Evidence,” – a series of images that documents the events of 9/11 using dramatic photos, eyewitness testimony and concise, factual explanations. The exhibition will also screen a multimedia presentation.

The exhibition invites the viewer to take a second look at the events of 9/11 by giving an introduction into the main discrepancies of the official story and encourages the viewer to investigate further. All of the key events of 9/11 will be covered: the destruction of the three World Trade Centre Buildings, the attack on the Pentagon and the story of Flight 93.

This exhibition will be part of a global series of events, bringing the wealth of scientific evidence that contradicts the official conspiracy story to the attention of the public. The exhibition complements the numerous public lectures, books and videos that cover the 9/11 accounts over the past several years by providing a brief, graphical and factual account of the events of 9/11, pointing out the major inconsistencies in the official story.

Free information will be available including copies of the recently released documentary “9/11: Explosive Evidence Experts Speak Out”, where dozens of experts in architecture, building, engineering, chemistry, physics and other relevant technical fields explain the physical and scientific evidence that undermines the official account of what is behind the collapses of the three WTC Buildings on 9/11. (more info on this doco at: www.ae911truth.org).

For further information, please contact admin@nz911truth.org

Aug 132014
 

 

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You are cordially invited to:

9/11 See The Evidence

A Photographic & Video Exhibition

Saturday 13 September – 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Sunday 14 September 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

at the Boat Cafe,
Lower Deck, Oriental Parade, Wellington

FREE Entry

There has never been a more appropriate time to re-visit the events of 911. Following the successful exhibitions in Wellington in September 2011, 2012, 2013 and in Rotorua in September 2013, NZ911truth is pleased to again announce the exhibition of “9/11: See The Evidence,” – a series of images that documents the events of 9/11 using dramatic photos, eyewitness testimony and concise, factual explanations. The exhibition will also screen a multimedia presentation.

The exhibition invites the viewer to take a second look at the events of 9/11 by giving an introduction into the main discrepancies of the official story and encourages the viewer to investigate further. All of the key events of 9/11 will be covered: the destruction of the three World Trade Centre Buildings, the attack on the Pentagon and the story of Flight 93.

This exhibition will be part of a global series of events, bringing the wealth of scientific evidence that contradicts the official conspiracy story to the attention of the public. The exhibition complements the numerous public lectures, books and videos that cover the 9/11 accounts over the past several years by providing a brief, graphical and factual account of the events of 9/11, pointing out the major inconsistencies in the official story.

Free information will be available including copies of the recently released documentary “9/11: Explosive Evidence Experts Speak Out”, where dozens of experts in architecture, building, engineering, chemistry, physics and other relevant technical fields explain the physical and scientific evidence that undermines the official account of what is behind the collapses of the three WTC Buildings on 9/11. (more info on this doco at: www.ae911truth.org).

For further information, please contact admin@nz911truth.org

Aug 122014
 

http://www.ae911truth.org/en/news-section/41-articles/909-why-do-good-people-become-silentor-worseabout-911-part-9-brain-r…

Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse-About 9/11? Part 9: Brain Research, Part 2 – Moral Psychology
Written by Frances Shure, M.A., L.P.C.
Friday, 08 August 2014

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Summary/Editor’s Note: Frances Shure, M.A., L.P.C., has performed an in-depth analysis addressing a key issue of our time: “Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—About 9/11?” The resulting essay, being presented here as a series, is a synthesis of both academic research and clinical observations.

In answering the question in the title of this essay, last month’s segment, Part 8, reported on some of the brain research that shows we humans have differences in our brain structures, and these differences help explain why some of us are more open to new ideas and can handle ambiguity better than others. Additionally, the research, which demonstrates the brain’s tenacious hold on belief, despite contrary evidence, helps us understand why the task of educating people about 9/11 becomes as much psychological as it is evidence-based.

We continue Ms. Shure’s analysis in Part 9: Brain Research, Part 2, which examines the interface of brain research and moral psychology.
Part 9: Brain Research, Part II – Moral Psychology

How do we acquire our values and our morals? Through reasoning, through emotion, or both? Do conservatives and liberals differ in their values? Does morality vary across cultures? Does our neurology affect our morality?

These are the types of questions that moral psychologists and neurologists are trying to answer, and recently, research in moral psychology has increased voluminously. It is a hot topic.

A few scholars in the humanities and sciences drafted a list of points on morality research upon which they could all agree. Among their points of consensus was that human morality is both innate and culturally derived. The innate building blocks of human morality are the products of evolution, with natural selection playing a critical role. 1

A question that 9/11 activists often ask is, “Why don’t more people become active in our movement, or at least support us, when they clearly understand that 9/11 was a staged event?” Why do they instead become silent? Many conclude from the evidence — and from the implications of that evidence — that elements within our government had to be involved in this mass murder. They know that, in the aftermath of 9/11, hundreds of thousands of our fellow human beings have been murdered, nations have been ruined, and civil liberties have been gutted; and they are aware that, to this day, these atrocities continue.

What keeps people from doing the right thing? What keeps our independent journalists from doing the right thing? What keeps our congressional representatives from doing the right thing? These representatives surely know the implications of the 9/11 evidence, but they are more silent — and worse — than most citizens of our country.

This is a moral issue. I challenge moral psychologists to grapple with this issue, instead of joining the conspicuous silence!

Georgy Lakoff has looked at the research in moral psychology. In his book, The Political Mind, he summarizes some of the findings that give us some insight into the profound silence of those who have at least accepted the 9/11 evidence and its implications, but who choose to keep quiet.

Lakoff theorizes that our brains are wired to direct us toward well-being. Well-being is tied to right behavior, which is guided by our moral convictions, many of which are built into the human nervous system. For example, research into mirror neurons shows that we are hardwired for empathy and cooperation. A mirror neuron is a type of brain cell that responds in the same way when we observe a specific action by another as it does when we are performing that very same action ourselves. This discovery by neuroscientists helps to explain our human capacity for empathy.

The mirror-neuron mechanism translates into the moral value common to many religions: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” In Judaism, for example, “mitzvah” means a commandment to do good, and in everyday speech, mitzvah has come to mean a simple act of human kindness. But why is mitzvah a commandment? From the view of brain research, says Lakoff, this commandment and others similar to it manifest from our neural wiring: we feel good when we are kind to others. From this mirror-neuron point of view, when we see others happy, we become happy.

This innate structure can make it difficult for 9/11 skeptics to present the evidence showing that we have not been told the truth about 9/11, because virtually no one is going to feel happy upon hearing this information. If we are psychologically healthy, we do not want to cause distress in others. Nevertheless, a higher moral calling drives activists in the 9/11 Truth Movement forward, so that they courageously transcend their inner taboo barriers and intrepidly present their evidence. There is too much at risk, they believe, to not do so.

Lakoff theorizes that moral convictions are hardwired in our brains. If he is correct, we can easily see how these innate convictions help explain why good people become silent — or worse — about 9/11.

Hardwired convictions that are especially relevant to the subject at hand include the following: We will be better off if 1) as children, we obey our parents than if we disobey; 2) we are with our community rather than opposed to it; and 3) we do not challenge those who have more power than we have. 2

Since we commonly understand governing institutions in family terms — that is, we see authority figures as parental figures — then if we are to feel good, our hardwiring leads us to obey and believe our governing institutions. Given our hardwiring, we are also predisposed to be in conformity with our community’s beliefs.

Therefore, according to the brain’s drive toward well-being, morality requires staying within the boundaries of our community — adhering to the current consensus reality and the mores of the culture. To challenge these boundaries is seen by the brain as deviant, and being deviant is synonymous with being immoral. 3 This is so even if the challenge to the community is obviously from a higher moral calling, as in the case of the White Rose student resistance that protested Nazi Germany’s warmongering and concentration camps. In this tragic case, the authorities saw these students as immoral deviants threatening the power structure. They were jailed, and after a show trial, the brave, young leaders were summarily executed. These students had famously insisted, “We will not be silent!” — a motto that lives on in spirit in today’s activists of all stripes, but especially those championing difficult, taboo subjects like 9/11.

The questions then become, “If we are hardwired to conform to authority, how does change ever occur? Why are there revolutions against tyranny and corruption? Why does consensus reality ever change?”

It appears that humans are very tolerant of their authority figures, but when parents or governing institutions go too far in abusing or deceiving, other biologically wired moral convictions kick in, including:

1) Morality means Fairness

2) Morality means Honesty

3) Morality means Happiness

4) Morality means Freedom 4

Research into the fascinating subject areas of the brain and moral psychology will surely continue, giving us greater clarity into our human resistance to information that contradicts our sacred mythologies, and giving us more insight into why those who know the evidence about 9/11 do not find their voice — in their silence leaving only the sound of chirping crickets.

Shifting to other lenses through which to understand why some people can become aggressively zealous about their chosen worldview, our exploration leads us next to the theories of Terror Management Theory and Systems Justification Theory.

Editor’s note: Electronic sources in the footnotes have all been archived. If they can no longer be found by a search on the Internet, readers desiring a copy may contact Frances Shure [ Here ] for a copy.

This series will be continued in our next newsletter with both Part 10: Terror Management Theory and Part 11: Systems Justification Theory.

[1] A statement of consensus reached among participants at the Edge.org conference, The New Science of Morality (June 20–22, 2010), http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/morality10/morality_consensus.html.
[2] George Lakoff, The Political Mind (Penguin Books, 2009), chap. 4.

[3] Ibid.

[4] Ibid.

Aug 122014
 

In a powerful 25 minute speech on his return home to Tromsø, Norway from 15 days treating the wounded in Gaza, the Norwegian emergency surgeon Dr Mads Gilbert said: “The heart of the Earth beats in Gaza now. It bleeds, but it beats.”

Dr. Mads Gilbert: “I know you applaud for Gaza. I know you applaud for those who are there, the heroes of Gaza. This will be no easy appeal to make, because I am now overcome by the mildness, the warmth, the safety, the absence of bombs, jets, blood and death. And then all that we’ve had to keep inside comes to the surface – so forgive me if sometimes I break”.

Aug 122014
 

Anger over 9/11 Museum exhibit that casts doubt on link between health problems and toxic Ground Zero air

Committees representing 9/11 survivors and first responders are demanding the museum rewrite three of the panels in the ‘After 9/11’ exhibit because they say they contain inaccurate information about the connection between exposure to toxic dust and widespread health issues.

BY Dan Friedman /

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS /

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 8:02 PM

WASHINGTON — The government has recognized that first responders became ill from working near Ground Zero — but the 9/11 Museum isn’t so sure.

Responders and surviving family members are furious that panels at the museum’s “After 9/11″ exhibit present the connection between the toxic dust around Ground Zero and the subsequent health issues of many workers as uncertain.

It’s the latest in a long list of complaints about the museum’s management and mission by victims’ families and responders, who point out that the 2011 James Zadroga Act, which helped cover victims’ health needs, settled the issue.

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Aug 052014
 

Last Year It Was WTC 7;
This Year It’s the Twin Towers
Help Us Take On The New York Times with a New ReThink911 Billboard

We at AE911Truth are thrilled to announce the first of our 13th Anniversary projects: the September 2014 New York Times Billboard!

With your support, this billboard – which features the explosive destruction of the North Tower along with our rebuke to New York Times chief correspondent David Sanger’s jaw-dropping comments last year – will stand directly outside The New York Times Building throughout the month of September, including on the 13th Anniversary of 9/11.
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Like us, you were probably flabbergasted when you heard Sanger say on C-SPAN, “We’ve not found any evidence so far to suggest that the building collapses were caused by anything other than the two airplanes.” The following day, more than 1,000 AE911Truth supporters contacted the Times and Sanger himself to say, “Clearly, you haven’t been looking.”

Now we are sending the message even more loudly with a billboard the newspaper’s employees and the public cannot possibly ignore. Like last year, this 29′ x 13′ billboard, standing just across the street from the Times Building and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, will be seen by 100,000 people each day. With the image of the North Tower grabbing the eyes and the minds of everyone who has a clear sight line, this one is sure to get the attention we all know it deserves.

What will it take to reach 100,000 people each day and make a statement that will have every Times staffer wondering about the evidence of controlled demolition? It will cost $30,000, and we can raise that money in no time, if those of us who want this billboard chip in today. Will you help us reach our target by this Wednesday?

Think about it! At 100,000 people each day and a cost of $1,000 per day, each dollar you donate will reach 100 people. With a modest donation of $10, you will personally reach 1,000 people. With $25 you’ll reach 2,500 people, with $50 you’ll reach 5,000, and so on.

Plus, on top of these millions of individual “impressions,” we have a very good chance of generating some news coverage – and maybe, just maybe, getting the Times to respond. After all, we got C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to have Richard Gage on their show yesterday after a year of nonstop phone calls. If we’re to win over the Times, too, we’ll need your help contacting its editorial board when September rolls around (stay tuned for details on that effort).

But first, we need a little bit of financial support to make this billboard a reality. Will you make a donation so we can reach hundreds of thousands of people throughout the 13th Anniversary month of September?

Please go to ReThink911.org today to chip in, and together we’ll make it untenable for The New York Times to continue ignoring the evidence.