Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Damn, Missed It

Well, Richard Gage came to Seattle last week, and as a result... uhh... well, absolutely nothing happened. No mention in the media, or any truther websites that I can find, except for the usual statistics on the AE911 site.  I stayed at home and watched Mad Men from Netflix.  According to their site it drew a massive turnout of 77 people, of which 73 were already Truthers to begin with.  I guess the moral of the story is that if you put someone in a room outnumbered 20 to 1 by crazy fanatics and bore them to death with Powerpoint slides, you can get the remaining few holdouts to change their mind on something.

But in other news Jim Fetzer is coming to town next month, and admission for that one is free.  The crazies just keep on coming!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Any questions?

Video streaming by Ustream

The problem with recording an event without the old-fashioned Vu-Meters. Even funnier than the idea that somebody screwed up the recording is that somebody posted it over at 9-11 Flogger without listening to it. Although I can sympathize; after all who wants to hear Gage and his inane "experts" drone on.

The bad news is that after about 15 minutes of the sounds of silence, somebody apparently figures out that they aren't being recorded.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ricky G is Coming to Town

Not much is happening on the Truther front, although Richard Gage is coming to the Northwest this Friday promoting yet another version of his movie, called 911 Experts Speak Out: The Final Edition (yeah, right).  I was considering stopping by and saying hello, but they want $10 to get in to the stupid thing.  For that much I could go see The Avengers.

In other news, one of the leading candidates for the Egyptian presidency, former member of the Muslim Brotherhood Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh, turns out to be a Truther.  Mahmoud Ahmadinjad, Hugo Chavez, Richard Gage, and now Abolfotoh.  Distinguished company.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Conspiracy Con 2012

The 2012 version of this event is coming this summer, and it looks to be another humdinger of fruitcakery.  Jim Fetzer continues his descent into no-planes:

Jim Fetzer
Shocking Evidence Of Video Fakery
And I have to say, it sounds like he will fit right in.  Check out some of the other speakers:
Deborah Tavares &
Gary Richard Arnold
The Grid That Can Kill
Jay Weidner
How Director Stanly Kubrick Faked Apollo
I particularly like that smart meter bit; anything new is an attempt by the Illuminati to kill us all.
The Truthers will of course snort about nobody in the movement respecting Uncle Fetzer anymore, but at last year's Conspiracy Con, Steven Jones was a featured speaker and Richard Gage was a "special guest".

Sunday, May 06, 2012

What Do They Want?

The September 11th Advocates (essentially the Jersey Girls minus Kristen Breitweiser plus Monica Gabrielle) release a statement on the upcoming tribunal of KSM and four others:

It would seem that the U.S. Government found itself in a conundrum when they allowed prisoners, like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), to be tortured in secret prisons around the world. Once tortured, any confession or testimony from KSM, or others, could not be deemed reliable. Furthermore, the focus of the eventual proceedings would become a trial about the practice of torture, instead of being a trial about alleged terrorist crimes. That would have been untenable for the U.S. Government, which wants to avoid any and all accountability for their own crimes of torture.

In order to bypass potential discussion of torture, the latest Chief Prosecutor for the Military Commissions, Brig. General Mark Martins, found a willing witness in Majid Khan, a fellow GITMO inmate to KSM. Khan himself was not involved in the 9/11 plot. He supposedly got his information from time spent behind bars at GITMO with KSM. Kahn (sic) will be allowed to give this hearsay evidence against KSM in return for a reduced sentence. However, Khan’s sentencing won’t take place for four years. It seems the Prosecution is pinning their hopes and dreams on Khan’s upcoming performance. None of this lends credibility to an already suspect system.

Additionally, with campaigning for the upcoming Presidential elections heating up, the timing of this latest attempt at justice for 9/11 is exploitive (sic) at best.

First of all, why the focus on the supposed torture of KSM and others? KSM admitted his role in the 9-11 attacks before he was captured. Second, Casazza, Kleinberg,, appear not to understand the meaning of the term "hearsay evidence". Admissions made to a fellow prisoner are not hearsay. It is when the admissions discuss third parties that it becomes inadmissible as evidence. If, for example, KSM confessed his part in the 9-11 attacks to Khan, that would be perfectly acceptable as evidence. On the other hand, if KSM told Khan that Ramzi bin-al-Shibh was the paymaster for the attacks, that would not be admissible.

More important is the third issue. Are the September 11th Advocates so wedded to the idea that KSM and his co-conspirators should be tried in a US court that they would be willing to accept the possibility of him being set free? I certainly am not.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

More Hecklivism from Luke

Note that Luke starts right out with a lie by giving a phony name. Also note that Luke apparently can't read; while Sunnstein mentioned the possibility of banning or taxing conspiracy theories, if you read ahead to the end of the paragraph Luke highlights, it specifically rules those two options out in favor of infiltration.