Friday, October 28, 2011

Toronto Panel Reaches Its Consensus

They release what they claim are the 13 strongest bits of evidence against "the official account". No kidding, that Osama Bin Laden's wanted poster didn't list 9-11 among the crimes he was wanted for is #1. There are eight points on controlled demolition. The tenth point basically denies the planes were hijacked. The eleventh is that Flight 93 was shot down, #12 is that Hani Hanjour couldn't have been the pilot on Flight 77, and the final point is that Mineta was talking about a standdown order. Exceptionally silly stuff.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Gage's Latest Sleight of Hand

It just goes to show how gullible the 9-11 Truthers are that Box Boy thinks he can get away with this crap.  In a recent appearance at Chico State University in California, Gage did his usual "let's see a show of hands" routine at the beginning and end of his performance.  Here are the results:

Show of hands results Before After
Believe fires brought down buildings: 34 2
Unsure: 55 17
Believe in explosive controlled demolition: 148 218
Number of people who attended presentation: 237

Now, note carefully that the 237 figure is mathematically correct; if you add up the two columns, each sums to 237.  But is it plausible that all 237 people sat there for the two-plus hours of a Richard Gage presentation?  Nobody decided to leave halfway through?

It's completely implausible, and if you think for a moment, how would you count the 218 at the end or even the 148 at the beginning who believed in controlled demolition?  Answer: You don't.  You count the people who believe in fires and who are unsure, subtract it from the total and the remainder are the CD believers.  And that's probably adequate at the beginning of the presentation.  But at the end?  Nope, it's pretty obvious that a lot of people who believe in the sane theory that fires brought down the buildings decided they were wasting their time and walked out.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Truther at Occupy Wall Street

Sunday, October 23, 2011

They Really Are After You...

After years of paranoid accusations from Truthers, from Alex Jones offering to hide Pat from my murderous rampages, to Jon Gold wanting to know who really is behind this blog, now the Truthers are posting on 911 Flogger about a supposed military operation to create fictitious personas.

Most people use social media like Facebook and Twitter to share photos of friends and family, chat with friends and strangers about random and amusing diversions, or follow their favorite websites, bands and television shows.

But what does the US military use those same networks for? Well, we can’t tell you: That’s “classified,” a CENTCOM spokesman recently informed Raw Story.

One use that’s confirmed, however, is the manipulation of social media through the use of fake online “personas” managed by the military. Raw Story recently reported that the US Air Force had solicited private sector vendors for something called “persona management software.” Such a technology would allow single individuals to command virtual armies of fake, digital “people” across numerous social media portals.

On a related note, you can now find me on Facebook. I post under the names Richard Gage, David Ray Griffin, Kevin Barrett and Jon Gold. Be sure to friend me.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

April Gallop Dodges Fine, Lawyers' Fines Doubled

Well, here's a decision right out of Solomon:
(1) The motion of Dennis Cunningham, Gallop’s lead counsel of record, for admission to our Court pro hac vice, is hereby GRANTED. (2) Gallop is hereby ADMONISHED that the submission of future frivolous filings may result in sanctions. (3) Dennis Cunningham, Mustapha Ndanusa, and William Veale are hereby ORDERED to pay the government double costs in addition to damages in the amount of $15,000, for which they are jointly and severally liable, within 60 days of the date of entry of this order.
I suspect the obvious, which is that the court concluded that April was led astray by her idiot lawyers. Hat tip: The lovely and talented Orphia Nay at JREF.

Another Comics Creator Pans the Big Lie

Writer Mark Sable, who had an amusing run-in with the authorities when he was discovered to be carrying comic books with terrorist characters on a round-the-world jaunt, gives a big thumbs-down to Rick Veitch's Truther book:
SABLE: I bought it, and I'm mad at myself for buying it, because I knew it was going to get me mad. I applaud Image for publishing it, because who else has the balls to do that? And they're both creators I admire: Rick Veitch and Gary Erskine. That said, it was just horrifying to me.
Following his encounter with the authorities (described in the interview):
I tweeted about it. That got me some press. There was some interest from Truthers in terms of doing this radio interview. That scared me. Right before I went on the air I started to look up the host and there was some really racist stuff there -- Obama with bones through his nose, and Zionist-occupied government stuff. I felt trapped into doing this interview, and it was really nerve-wracking. The point of all this being is that I'm familiar with the arguments the Truthers make, but they don't hold up to even the smallest amount of scrutiny. You can watch five minutes of Loose Change and you have enough to pick apart all their arguments. So it bothered me that this Big Lie book came out and they're propagating this argument that's pretty demonstrably false the same way the birther argument was false. I don't think you have to be liberal to feel that way. I think most thinking people agree about that. Beyond that, if you look in the back of the book it has the wall of 9/11 with all the names on it. There are names of people I know. That felt horribly exploitative. If you actually read the book, they keep hinting that Steven Spielberg is involved. I'm sure it's not what the creators intended, but somehow all these conspiracies come back to the Jews: that the Jews were warned not to be in the World Trade Center that day. I'm sure that's not what they mean, but just talking about a filmmaker named Steven, that's a signal they may not have intended but that's how I'm reading it. It gets me really mad.
That's a good point about the Spielberg mentions tying the book into all the Jewish conspiracy theories. Hat Tip: Four Color Media Monitor

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Excellent Analysis of Flight 93 and Mineta

There is no audio for the first 2:30 or so, but then there is some sound. Hat Tip: Miles Kara, who notes:
Even though UA 93 was reported down with an impact time of 1003 EDT the flight plan was displayed and updated in the Traffic Situation Display (TSD) system until the flight “landed” at 1028 EDT at Reagan National. It was that “landing” that was concurrently reported to National TRACON by an FAA caller who was watching a TSD display. (In context, the FAA caller was likely either Baltimore or Dulles TRACON) It was the “approach” to that landing that became the threat to the National Capital Region, as updated to Secretary Mineta by Monte Belger, according to Mineta’s interview the next year with MSNBC.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Have they Found the $2.3 Trillion Rumsfeld Stole Yet?

As usual, the Truthers miss the true story. While getting all up in arms over the fake claim that Donald Rumsfeld claimed that $2.3 trillion was stolen, they missed the real scandal of just how bad Pentagon accounting practices are. As someone who works in both IT and finance, I can at least take satisfaction in the fact that none of my projects has ever blown $6 billion and still not done the job.

The DOD has already promised to clean up its accounting practices for public scrutiny by 2017, and has pledged an estimated $300 million annually to do just that. They will likely need an additional $1 billion to meet that goal, CPI reports, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is allegedly poised to announce a speeding-up of the auditing process, which might raise the cost of reigning in spending even more.

The CPI report states: "Experts say the Pentagon's accounting has never been reliable. A lengthy effort by the military services to implement new financial systems at a cost so far of more than $6 billion has itself been plagued by overruns and delays, senior defense officials say."

Just last month, the Government Accountability Office said in a report that although the services can now fully track incoming appropriations, they still cannot demonstrate their funds are being spent as they should.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Why Don't These Guys Ever Realize That They Are Innocent?

Won't stop the Truthers from making claims of innocence of course. The convenient thing about non-falsifiable beliefs.

A Nigerian man pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to bring down a jetliner with a bomb in his underwear, defiantly telling a federal judge that he acted in retaliation for the killing of Muslims worldwide and referring to the failed explosive as a "blessed weapon."

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who acknowledged working for al-Qaida and never denied the allegations, entered the plea against his attorney's advice on the second day of his trial. He stands to get a mandatory life sentence for the 2009 attack that aimed to kill nearly 300 people on Christmas Day in the skies above Detroit.

Abdulmutallab calmly answered the judge's questions and read a political statement warning that if the United States continues "to persist and promote the blasphemy of Muhammad and the prophets," it risks "a great calamity ... through the hands of the mujahedeen soon."

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dick Gregory Sighting!

Talking about the Occupy Wall Street protests:
Veteran comic and activist Dick Gregory said the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations were reminiscent of the 1960s civil rights movement and police violence could catapult it into a mass protest.
Those of you who have long memories will probably recall that Gregory is a little over halfway through his 9-11 Truth hunger strike:
I was born on October 12, 1932. I am announcing today that I will be consuming only liquids beginning Sunday until my eightieth birthday in 2012 and until the real truth of what truly happened on that day emerges and is publicly known.
Only a year to go, Dick!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

9-11-11 Part II

JREFer 9-11 Kongen with Gary Talis, Jason Bermas, Dylan Avery and Luke Rudkowski:

Friday, October 07, 2011

Carports of the Illuminati

Hat tip: JREFer BaaBaa

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Luke Rudkowski At the Protests

Definitely NSFW but entertaining:

You can tell it's him when he says "I'm a ****ing journalist, you mother****ers!"

Another Troofer at the protests:

Monday, October 03, 2011

Two Days With the Truthers

 Definitely NSFW due to frequent profanity.  Part I focuses on Luke Rudkowski and the money that disappeared from We Are Change's accounts.  Note that his accuser here is Gary Talis.

Part II is currently awaiting upload; I will post it here when it is available.

Here's Part III, featuring none other than Do-Over Dylan himself:

Note that although Dylan falls back on his "that was in 2005" defense, he does not retract his statement.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Moron Blakeney and Veteran's Today

Josh Blakeney apparently scored a columnist position at the prestigious Veterans Today website.  The University of Lethbridge, where Josh has a scholarship to study 9-11 Truthiness, sent out a perfunctory note of congratulations. And then the feces hit the fan:

In an article in the National Post last Friday, I wrote about the University of Lethbridge’s School of Graduate Studies’ imprudent congratulations extended to dedicated 9/11 “skeptic” , Joshua Blakeney,  for taking up a position as writer with the misleadingly titled , Veterans Today. Blakeney, it will be recalled, is a protégé of Anthony Hall, professor of the U of L’s “Globalization Studies” program.  Judging from the program’s website, the curriculum spends a great deal of time and effort ensuring young minds realize that all the evil in the world stems from western imperialism.
In stark contrast to many of our institutions of higher learning (the mealy-mouthed York University and the University of Toronto immediately spring to mind),  the University of Lethbridge didn’t mince any words in its response to Blakeney’s new gig at Veterans Today.  The U of L’s Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Robert Wood, in response to my article, stated, “The anti-Semitic content that is periodically published inVeterans Today is morally repugnant, and it deeply offends the core principles of tolerance, respect, and citizenship upon which the University of Lethbridge is founded.” 

Now that is not to deny that Veterans Today is certainly a heckuva website.  When Josh submits his articles, they will no doubt be reviewed by its impressive editorial board which includes:

Gordon Duff - Chairman of the Board, U.S. Marines, Vietnam Lt. General Hamid Gul – Director General ISI (Former Chief of Intelligence Services, Pakistan) Col. Eugene Khrushchev - Former Russian Army Officer and First Secretary, Soviet and Russian Embassies, Kabul, Afghanistan Major Bobby Hanifin - US Air Force Khalil Nouri - Afghanistan Political Expert and Military Specialist Carol Duff - RN, BA, MSN, Veteran’s Health Issues Editor Jim W. Dean – Military Order of World Wars, Association of Former Intelligence Officers Debbie Menon - Middle East Issues Editor
Even more impressive is the fact that the editorial board has compiled that impressive resume while maintaining the physical appearances of college students:
Josh will join a young and vibrant staff at Veterans Today:
Of course, he could have joined that same young and vibrant staff at other companies:
I have little doubt that Josh will fit in well at Veterans Today.

Truther Crime Blotter

At least this time it wasn't for murder or statutory rape.

Darren Pearson says he had a swell time Monday night, pushing around police officers and intimidating patrons of the Vancouver Club, each of whom had paid $500 to hear former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney speak. “It was so much fun,” Mr. Pearson said from his home Wednesday. “I can’t tell you how much fun I had. I was laughing my ass off, jumping into that mosh pit.”

And the hapless Vancouver Club employee, whom Mr. Pearson is accused of assaulting with a chokehold? Well, whatever. Mr. Pearson isn’t about to make amends, much less apologize to the man who received minor injuries. Mr. Pearson admits he is the 51-year-old male whom Vancouver police arrested and charged after his alleged attack on the employee Monday night. But he isn’t prepared to discuss that in detail; he’s waiting to speak to a lawyer before his initial court appearance, still to be scheduled.

Monday’s arrest was not the first for Mr. Pearson, a conspiracy nut and founder of the Vancouver 9/11 Truth Society.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Thermite Simile of the Day

Truthers constantly amuse me with their characterization of the magical power of thermite. It is an incendiary, it is an explosive, it fights bad breath and removes stains! It is like watching those late night infomercials.
Subsequent testing of WTC dust samples established the presence of thermite, a high-powered incendiary that cuts through a steel beam like a lightning bolt through a stick of butter.