Not Just Another in the Long Line
Remember Truth Burn, the fiasco where a giant sign was going to be demolished by thermite at Burning Man? Truthers raised $20,000 for that effort and what did they get? A video of some thermite being burned in a bucket.
Remember Box Boy Gage collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations, and paying himself a salary of $75,000?
Remember NYC-CAN, where the Truthers raised a bunch of money in order to get an initiative on the ballot in New York City only to have their efforts laughed out of court?
Well, this isn't like those, apparently. This is a scam, according to the Troof Action dolts.
As of this date, it looks like a total scam and it is most unfortunate that Ken has gotten sucked into this and can't seem to see the real problems.
Part vaporware, part bait and switch. All "trust us." A classic con.
"This" is a new attempt to get an independent 9-11 Commission initiative on the ballot. Somewhere:
Building on the New York experience, I approached the Office of California Legislative Counsel in October 2010 for assistance in drafting a prospective law that would create a new investigative commission––independent of federal and state governments––but with the necessary powers to get to the facts (i.e., subpoena and oath taking). The vision of the commission would be to pursue an investigation wherever the evidence leads. No person would be immune from criminal implication, regardless of political station in or out of government (domestic or foreign).
But not California as it turns out:
We have since concluded that the initiative process in California is overly expensive and otherwise not ideal for a number of reasons, and that we should prioritize our work in three states: Oregon, Massachusetts, and Alaska. You will learn more about these considerations at our website, 9-11cc.org.
The people behind the effort include:
Mike Gravel, the former Senator from Alaska. Gravel's run for President in 2008 included this ad, possibly the greatest in the history of politics:
Byron "Urantia" Belitsos, one of the founders of 9-11 Truth dot org.
Ken Jenkins, 9-11 Truth's #1 psychologist.
And somebody named George Ripley, believe it or not.
One of the more endearing aspects about 9-11 Truthers is the way they can put a smiley face on all their fiascos. But they usually do it after getting the pie in the face; in this case they've already prepared for it:
If we are able to raise the necessary funds for this undertaking, I believe there is no possibility of failure even if no initiative is enacted into law.
Their donations page claims that the contributions are tax-deductible; sounds to me like the money is being laundered through Gage and his gaggle. The home pages notes them as a "sponsor". So far the effort claims to have fleeced, err, raised almost $4900.
Update: One of the members of the advisory board is Fred Burks: