The Winners of 9/11

February 29, 2012

Graham Rayman wrote this article in August of 2011. He covers damn near everything including lawyers’, non-profits’, the WTC memorial and even the truth movement (the parts that make money at least) profits from 9/11. About the only thing he does not cover is the defense industry and Wall St.

by Graham Rayman   source: Village Voice    Feb 29, 2012

For the past ten years, a former volunteer firefighter named Vincent Forras has turned 9/11 into a high-profile career that has taken him on overseas trips, gotten him photographed with mayors, governors, princes, and pro athletes, had him interviewed by national television personalities, has yielded a range of financial benefits, and an endorsement from none other than Don Imus for U.S. Senate.

Forras, now 54, of Ridgefield, Conn., certainly tells a compelling story. In an account he has told to dozens of reporters over the years, he claims that as a South Salem N.Y. volunteer firefighter, he rushed to Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001 and toiled there for weeks, leaving only once to celebrate his daughter’s birthday. He claims he got trapped under the rubble for two hours and only a vision from God illuminated his escape, after he promised to devote his life to charity.

He goes on to say that he got sick from the air at the site almost immediately, and became desperately ill to the point where he could barely make it up the steps of his own house. He has many times been sought out by the media as a kind of spokesman for ailing responders.

The problem is that while Forras’s general account remains somewhat consistent, the details seem to change from interview to interview, and among former associates, there’s no small amount of skepticism about his claims.

“He was a phony,” says Donald Hayde, a distinguished FDNY battalion chief with the elite Rescue battalion, “one of those guys who manipulate half-truths to put himself in a good light.” In addition, several of his former colleagues at the South Salem fire house tell the Voice that they simply don’t believe his story of being trapped.

Forras, however, is just one of a range of people, companies, charities, and agencies who have found ways to benefit from one of the nation’s worst disasters.

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95.1 FM The Bridge: Debunking the Big NIST Lie of Finding No Evidence for Explosions on 9/11

December 13, 2011

Nor Cal Truth     Dec 13, 2011

Milo is the host of Touch, a daily program from 5:00-6:00 PM Pacific on The Bridge, 95.1 FM in Guerneville. Milo has invited me (Brian Romanoff) to be a regular guest on his show to try to bring more light into the events of 9/11. I appreciate the opportunity and I hope you enjoy the show.

This week we discuss the big NIST lie of finding no evidence for explosions during the WTC collapse investigation.

Listen here:

Available as a live-stream every Monday 5:00-6:00 PM Pacific at the website provided below:

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Dr. Lynn Margulis: A Legacy of Learning

November 29, 2011

by Paul W. Rea         Nor Cal Truth      Nov 29, 2011

Dr. Lynn Margulis was always an iconoclast—and now, even after her tragic passing, she continues to teach us a great deal. While many know that Lynn Margulis was once married to astronomer Carl Sagan, in scientific circles she was best known for her theory of symbiogenesis. This theory proposes that inherited variation does not come from random mutations in genes but from long-lasting interaction between organisms.

Steve Goodwin, Dean of Natural Resources at the University of Massachusetts, understands that his colleague would “take the theory of evolutionary biology and see how far she could push it.” Given the prevailing Darwinian dogma, her challenge was very gutsy indeed. Strict Darwinists, Margulis pointed out boldly, “miss bacteria, protoctista, fungi, and plants. They take a small and interesting chapter in the book of evolution and extrapolate it into the entire encyclopedia of life.”

Predictably, Lynn Margulis affronted the dogmatists; some of them even called her a throwback to Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, who’d argued for a theory assuming the inheritance of acquired characteristics. Given the attitudes of conventional biologists, this was a damning dismissal. Thus when Margulis insisted on exploding the reigning paradigm, she was risking her professional reputation, even her career. Today it seems clear that it’s not either/or—that a fuller understanding of life needn’t discard all the Darwin/Wallace doctrine, but it does require looking at the full range of evidence.

David Ray Griffin has recently reminded us that for Margulis, the most difficult challenge was not the scientific question but the “science-education problem”: “how to wake up public awareness, especially in the global scientifically literate public, of the overwhelming evidence that three buildings collapsed by controlled demolition”.

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9/11 Theories: Expert vs. Expert

November 2, 2011

Nor Cal Truth       video source: Physics and Reason     Nov 2, 2011

9/11 Theories: Expert vs. Expert

This video is made by Jonathon Cole, who has made the well-known “9/11 Experiments” video series which include  The Great Thermite Debate, The Mysterious Eutectic Steeland Eliminate the Impossible among many others.

Jonathon Cole and David Chandler operate a website called 9/11 Speak Out. If you have not visited their website yet, please do so – and continuously use it as a reference!

http://911speakout.org/


Analysis of Rocket Projectiles from WTC2

September 26, 2011

by David Chandler   source: 9/11 Blogger     Sep 26, 2011

I have uploaded to YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvw0_i1rGns) an analysis of the acceleration of a projectile that races ahead of the surrounding falling debris.  I had discussed this object before but due to the difficulty caused by a moving camera I had not previously measured the motion directly.

The object (apparently a perimeter wall unit) raced ahead of its neighboring debris, but its acceleration was about 1/3 of gravity.  This is an indication that it was kicked downward initially by an explosion, after which the air resistance partially canceled the effect of gravity as it approached terminal velocity.  As it fell, however, there was an outburst of white smoke, at which point the projectile changed directions, slightly, and accelerated downward for about a half second at 1.5 times gravity.  It then fell back to continued acceleration a little under 1 g.

The acceleration of the projectile is unambiguous proof that very energetic material was applied to the wall unit.  What I found particularly surprising is that the ignition of the material in an unconfined space where it was free to expand three dimensionally would provide sufficient thrust due to expanding gasses alone to cause what was probably a 4-ton wall unit to accelerate 50% faster than gravity.  The fact that the unit continued to accelerate close to freefall thereafter is an indication of an ongoing thrust capable of largely canceling the effect of air resistance.


The Horizontal Movement of Heavy Free Flying Sections

September 26, 2011

source: 9/11 Blogger    Sep 26, 2011

New video on free flying heavy steel sections from the Twin Towers is very informative and documents blast pressure wave effects.

This is from an AE911Truth supporter from Germany, Andrea Dreger.

 

 

 


Thermite Has Been Used for Building Demolitions and Popular Mechanics Covered it in 1935

August 31, 2011

There are obvious differences in what is presented below and what most likely happened to WTC 1, 2, and 7 on 9/11; but thermite has been around for a while.

source: 9/11 Blogger    Aug. 31, 2011

http://books.google.com/books?id=xd0DAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA657&dq=Popular%20Mec…

Taken from Popular Mechanics – Nov 1935 – Page 657

Skyride Tower Felled by Melting Steel Legs

Intense heat was employed by wrecking engineers in toppling the 3,000,000-pound east tower of the “Skyride,” a major attraction of Chicago’s Century of Progress. Huge “overshoes” in the form of cupolas made of steel and lined with firebrick were constructed around two legs of the tower and filled with 1,500 pounds of thermite, a mixture of aluminum and iron oxide. When fired by electricity the thermite generated a temperature of more than 5,000 degrees about the two legs, melting the ten-foot sections almost instantly, causing the tower to tip and then to crash. A microphone attached to the tip of the tower broadcast the noise of the fall by radio, and the spectacle was viewed by a crowd estimated at more than 100,000. The west tower had been wrecked several weeks earlier with dynamite. The 628-foot twin towers, the cables which supported the cars passing between them and the elevators cost more than $1,750,000 to erect.