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Jun 262014
 

HighRiseSafetyNYC.org June 26, 2014

Raw Story and Washington Times follow yesterday’s breaking coverage from Crain’s New York Business

Today’s articles

Raw Story: 9/11 ‘truther’ measure on NYC ballot would force probe of 7 WTC building collapse

Washington Times: 9/11 ‘truthers’ a step closer to NYC ballot measure

Yesterday’s articles

Crain’s: 9/11 conspiracy group could force its way onto ballot

Gothamist: 9/11 Truthers Seek Ballot Initiative to Investigate 7 WTC Collapse

Gawker: 9/11 Truther Group Could Appear on NYC’s November Ballot

Jun 262014
 

By David Edwards

June 24, 2014 “ICH” – “Raw Story” – - Former Vice President Dick Cheney showed up on Fox News on Wednesday to make a familiar case for going back to war in Iraq: Nuclear weapons are “spreading” to extremists across the globe.

In recent weeks the al Qaeda splinter group ISIS has taken advantage of a power vacuum left after the U.S. invaded Iraq to take over large parts of the country, giving Cheney and other architects of the 2003 invasion an opportunity to use some of their original talking points for military action.

Cheney’s recent op-ed in The Wall Street Journal stopped just short of accusing President Barack Obama of treason, saying that he had been determined to take the United States “down a notch” before leaving office.

“Defeating them will require a strategy—not a fantasy,” Cheney wrote. “It will require sustained difficult military, intelligence and diplomatic efforts—not empty misleading rhetoric. It will require rebuilding America’s military capacity—reversing the Obama policies that have weakened our armed forces and reduced our ability to influence events around the world.”

After a campaign of television interviews failed to make his case against Obama, Cheney was back on Fox News on Wednesday to play the same nuclear weapons card that he used in 2003.

“The focus shouldn’t be just on Iraq,” he insisted. “It’s indicative of a much broader problem. We’ve had — The Rand Corporation just recently published a study that shows there’s been a 58 percent increase in the number of al Qaeda-type terrorist groups in the last four years. Fifty-eight percent! Doubling the number of terrorists roughly, and they’re spreading out from West Africa all across North Africa to East Africa, up through the Middle East, all the way around to Indonesia.”

“And the other problem, of course, is the developing possibility that sooner or later some of them will get their hands on deadlier weapons,” the former vice president added.

While Cheney was taking a breath, Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck tossed him a softball

“Are you indicating that we could be on track for something worse than 9/11?” she asked.

“I think that’s a possibility,” he declared. “You know, I can’t say at this point specifically when something like that might happen. But it would be foolish of us to ignore the extent to which there are people who — terrorist-sponsoring states who have in fact tried to provide nuclear technology.”

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Jun 242014
 

The Three tall buildings

The Three Tall Buildings
EBOOK AVAILABLE NOW here
That one day that changed everything – when Building 7 collapsed in almost perfect free-fall – it was the day ‘they’ huffed and puffed, and ‘pulled’ the baby building down.

Unlike the other books from the Awaken series which have comic illustrations and are A4 in size, this book – smaller and A5 – has hand painted illustrations by a young art student in Lisbon, Mariana Santos, and words by Dalia Mae Lachlan.

Or available from www.awakenyourkids.com

Jun 242014
 

This docu-thriller follows one man’s search for truth while coping with the findings of his own 9/11 investigation.

The film is a fast-paced, “docu-thriller,” following one man’s peek behind the curtain of the official 9/11 story. As his investigation progresses he struggles to cope with the findings of his own research and the impact it has on his life and those around him.

In the film, businessman-turned-filmmaker, David Hooper takes the audience down the “rabbit hole” to get a deeper look at the evidence. He presents a compelling case for why, even after a decade, the story of 9/11 remains relevant

More here

Jun 172014
 

What We’ve Lost Since 9/11

Taking Down the First Amendment in Post-Constitutional America

By Peter Van Buren

June 16, 2014 “ICH” – America has entered its third great era: the post-constitutional one. In the first, in the colonial years, a unitary executive, the King of England, ruled without checks and balances, allowing no freedom of speech, due process, or privacy when it came to protecting his power.

In the second, the principles of the Enlightenment and an armed rebellion were used to push back the king’s abuses. The result was a new country and a new constitution with a Bill of Rights expressly meant to check the government’s power. Now, we are wading into the shallow waters of a third era, a time when that government is abandoning the basic ideas that saw our nation through centuries of challenges far more daunting than terrorism. Those ideas — enshrined in the Bill of Rights — are disarmingly concise. Think of them as the haiku of a genuine people’s government.

Deeper, darker waters lie ahead and we seem drawn down into them. For here there be monsters.

The Powers of a Police State Denied

America in its pre-constitutional days may seem eerily familiar even to casual readers of current events. We lived then under the control of a king. (Think now: the imperial presidency.) That king was a powerful, unitary executive who ruled at a distance. His goal was simple: to use his power over “his” American colonies to draw the maximum financial gain while suppressing any dissent that might endanger his control.

In those years, protest was dangerous. Speech could indeed make you the enemy of the government. Journalism could be a crime if you didn’t write in support of those in power. A citizen needed to watch what he said, for there were spies everywhere, including fellow colonists hoping for a few crumbs from the king’s table. Laws could be brutal and punishments swift as well as extra-judicial. In extreme cases, troops shot down those simply assembling to speak out.

Among the many offenses against liberty in pre-constitutional America, one pivotal event, the Stamp Act of 1765, stands out. To enforce the taxes imposed by the Act, the king’s men used “writs of assistance” that allowed them to burst into any home or business, with or without suspicion of wrongdoing. American privacy was violated and property ransacked, often simply as a warning of the king’s power. Some colonist was then undoubtedly the first American to mutter, “But if I have nothing to hide, why should I be afraid?” He soon learned that when a population is categorically treated as a potential enemy, everyone has something to hide if the government claims they do.

The Stamp Act and the flood of kingly offenses that followed created in those who founded the United States a profound suspicion of what an unchecked government could do, and a sense that power and freedom are not likely to coexist comfortably in a democracy. A balancing mechanism was required. In addition to the body of the Constitution outlining what the new nation’s government could do, needed was an accounting of what it could not do. The answer was the Bill of Rights.

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May 272014
 

See more at: http://xrepublic.tv/node/9101#sthash.6pn6ZJvz.dpuf

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Catherine Montano lost her son Craig on 9/11. She states here that from the beginning she never believed the official story. This is her testimony.
- See more at: http://xrepublic.tv/node/9101#sthash.6pn6ZJvz.dpuf

May 252014
 

FDNY 9/11 Survivor Witness and Whistleblower: Speaks on WTC 7
See more at: http://xrepublic.tv/node/9076#sthash.sxwJGspB.dpuf

In this video Luke Rudkowski interviews FDNY member Rudy Dent who on the day of 9/11 was witness to the collapse of infamous World Trade Center 7. Rudy Dent – Vietnam War veteran, four year member of the NYPD and thirty-two year FDNY firefighter. As a firefighter on 9/11, he was at Ground Zero and was there when Building 7 came down. In this episode of 9/11 Free Fall, he relives his experience that day, recounting how he believes the buildings in New York were brought down in controlled demolitions. – See more at: http://xrepublic.tv/node/9076#sthash.sxwJGspB.dpuf