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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9/11 and Skeptic Magazine’s ‘Science’ of Controlled Demolitions

December 8, 2011

by Jerremy Hammond    source: Foreign Policy Journal    Dec 8, 2011

Chris Mohr at Skeptic magazine writes that “conspiracists are working hard to publicize their claims of scientific validity to the conjecture that the World Trade Center buildings were destroyed through controlled demolition.” He mentions a debate he had with Richard Gage, the founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, where more than 1,500 professional architects and engineers who question the official explanation for the collapse of the three World Trade Center buildings have signed a petition calling for a new—that is to say a real—investigation. “I thought initially that Gage might be on to something,” Mohr writes, “until I examined his science carefully” and debated him. In his article, he lists his responses to the controlled-demolition hypothesis. Sticking to the question of World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7), let’s examine Mohr’s arguments against the science behind the controlled-demolition hypothesis and in favor of the fire-induced collapse hypothesis. If you’re unfamiliar with WTC 7, you can watch it collapsing on 9/11 in the video below.

Mohr begins his case with the argument that “You cannot secretly prepare a controlled demolition of the two World Trade Center buildings … without anyone noticing anything unusual.” He does not mention it, but we may presume he thinks it would be just as impossible in the case of WTC 7, the third WTC building to collapse completely on 9/11. The main point to be made about this assertion is that it is not a scientific argument, but speculation. It, for starters, assumes that nobody noticed anything unusual in the days, weeks, and months before 9/11. But is that true? Since this possibility was never actually investigated, and thus building workers were never interviewed and asked whether they noticed any suspicious activity going on, we don’t really know. Also, while it may seem unlikely that this could be done, if the actual scientific evidence disproves the fire-induced collapse hypothesis and proves the alternative, then one has a priori knowledge that, however unlikely, this must have occurred. So we must turn to the science, which Mohr does get to, eventually, as we shall see.

Mohr writes, “Though it is true that no tall steel frame buildings ever collapsed due to fire alone prior to 9/11, since then, other tall steel framed buildings have.” He is referring, of course, to WTC 7, which wasn’t hit by a plane. It did suffer significant debris impact damage from the collapse of the North Tower, but the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the government agency responsible for the investigation into the building’s collapse, acknowledged that the damage was neither an initiating nor determinative factor in the collapse. As the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) noted in its initial report, “Prior to September 11, 2001, there was little, if any, record of fire-induced collapse of large fire-protected steel buildings.” Following up on FEMA’s preliminary investigation, NIST noted in its final report that the collapse of WTC 7 “was the first known instance of the total collapse of a tall building primarily due to fires.” Richard Gage has observed that in every instance where a tall building (that is, a steel-framed skyscraper) has collapsed with characteristics like those of WTC 7, it was a known controlled demolition.

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Two Physicists with Defense Industry Ties Debate the Science of the Collapse of the Twin Towers with Richard Gage & Neils Harrit

September 21, 2011

source: 9/11 Blogger   Sep 21, 2011

KPFA – hour two of debate – moderator Mickey Huff on The Science around the Twin Towers collapse.

http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/73245

911’s Footprint on America ten years later – September 11, 2011 at 4:00pm
Click to listen (or download)

This debate was held in New York on the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.


Richard Gage Talk at Royal Institute of British Architects Ignites Firestorm

June 28, 2011

Richard Gage has been on tour through Europe and the UK. One of his presentations at the prestigious RIBA (Royal Institute of Brititsh Architects) has caused quite a bit of uproar. Here is a little bit of coverage of that, so you know – the ‘debate’ is not over, and there is a lot of work to do..

source: 9/11 Blogger - BD Online   June 28, 2011

Institute reviews policy after controversial event booked by Zaha Hadid Architects associate

The RIBA is reviewing its policy on hiring out 66 Portland Place following a storm of criticism over its hosting of a group claiming that New York’s Twin Towers were brought down through a controlled explosion.

Leading architects on both sides of the Atlantic hit out at the institute this week after American architect Richard Gage, part of the group Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, delivered a lecture at RIBA HQ on Monday night.

The venue was booked by fellow American and RIBA member Craig Phillip Kiner, an associate at Zaha Hadid Architects.

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Richard Gage Live on Irish TV3

June 11, 2011

It’s great to see this video have over 12,000 views within 48 hours of release!

source: Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth   June 11, 2011

Richard Gage, a member of the American Institute of architects, has been an architect in the San Francisco area for 23 years and has worked on multi-million dollar projects. He is the founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and explains the physics behind the collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7 on 9/11 and the reasons why the official story of how these buildings collapsed is impossible.


9/11 Special on KPFA Radio Thursday, May 19

May 18, 2011

May 18th, 2011

KPFA is having a three & half hour 9/11 special this Thursday from Noon to 3:30 PST
 
Hosts for the Program are: Dennis Bernstein, Bonnie Faulkner, Mickey Huff, and Peter Phillips

Guests During the day are:

  •  12:15 David Ray Griffin
  •  12:45 Frank Morales
  •  1:00 PM Bob Bowman
  •  1:30 Paul Rea
  •   2:00 Mike Gravel
  •  2:30 Carol Brouillet
  •  2:45 Richard Gage and Kathy McGrade, and more. 

Clips from Press for Truth, Zero, Griffins bset DVDs will be played on the air.

Program will be on-line live from KPFA.org, and archived on line from Noliesradio.org
 
This is a fund raiser for KPFA Radio.


May 19th, Berkeley: Creating A New Path To Peace and Prosperity

May 14, 2011

source: San Francisco 9/11 Truth      May 14, 2011 

 Creating A New Path To Peace and Prosperity

Sen. Mike Gravel and Lt. Col. Bob Bowman on Empowering
Citizens to End the 9/11 Wars and Restore Lost Liberties

Introductory Speakers

Peter Phillips will be our MC and first speaker.  Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University and former Director of Project Censored, Peter hosts a show atKPFA and is President of The Media Freedom Foundation.

Richard Gage, AIA, is well known to many in the Bay Area. He is the dynamic founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, which has grown to 1500 petition signing professionals. He will update us on the many recent activities of AE911Truth Read the rest of this entry »


Richard Gage on Fox 2 Detroit – 04/18/11

April 20, 2011

April 20, 2011

At the very end of Richard Gage’s midwest tour a local FOX affiliate decided to ask Richard Gage some questions, watch for yourself.


Firehouse 911, the DVD by Firefighters for Firefighters!

March 16, 2011

Video Flashback from 5/27/10: Proof of Controlled Demolitions on 9/11 by the Experts

source: 9/11 TV    Mar 16, 2010

Firehouse 911 – The 9/11 video by Firefighters for Firefighters.

9/11 TV exclusive! Your $20 donation gets you a copy and ensures 10 American Firehouses will also receive a copy! Our goal is to send this DVD to every Firehouse in America!

Dont be afraid to see more details of the film. Purchase the film here.

Go to http://911TV.org. Donate for as many copies as you can. Each $20 Donation sends to 10 more Firehouses! That includes DVD, sleeve, envelope, timely message and 44¢ stamp (think NetFlix) all for a donation of only $20.

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9/11 Debate with Richard Gage and Chris Mohr in Colorado Broadcasting Live: Listen in

March 6, 2011

Mar 6, 2011

No Lies Radio will be broadcasting the debate live (and archiving it).

http://noliesradio.org/archives/30994

Please CLICK HERE to listen to the live debate starting at 4:00 pm Pacific time, Sunday, March 6.

This is from the Colorado 9/11 Visibility:

Colorado 9/11 Visibility is pleased to announce a live debate addressing the collapse of the three World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001

Sunday afternoon, March 6th, at the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado, Colorado 9/11 Visibility will host a debate between Richard Gage, AIA (American Institute of Architects), and Chris Mohr, Denver investigative journalist.

The question: What brought down the three World Trade Center skyscrapers?

Richard Gage, AIA, is a San Francisco Bay Area architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He has been an architect for over 23 years and has worked on most types of building construction, including numerous fire-proofed, steel-framed buildings.  His quest for the truth about 9/11 began in 2006, and he subsequently founded Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

Chris Mohr, investigative journalist and advocate of the “natural collapse” theory, is a sincere seeker of the truth who has extensively researched the collapses of the World Trade Center (WTC) buildings, consulted with independent physicists and engineers, and passionately argues that the buildings collapsed due to the plane impacts and fires.

In November 2010 at Denver’s Mercury Café, Mohr debated attorney Earl Staelin on the collapse of the twin towers.  This debate was unprecedented in its civility and professionalism.

In the upcoming March 6th debate with Richard Gage, the discussion will explore not only the collapse of the twin towers, but also that of 47-story World Trade Center Building 7, which collapsed completely at 5:21 pm on 9/11/01.  For those of you not familiar with the collapse of WTC7, this is a riveting, don’t-miss controversy.  We look forward to a dynamic, respectful, and thoroughly informative exploration of these topics.

We are pleased to announce that radio personality Tom Kiely of INN World Report will be the moderator for this debate!

This is a rare opportunity!  Please send this announcement to your contacts and invite them to join you at the debate, in particular those who would be especially interested in hearing both sides of this controversial issue.

We believe that both sides debating respectfully, yet passionately, will have a strong impact in making “what happened on 9/11″ a legitimate subject for public discourse. Therefore, due to the importance and uniqueness of this event, Colorado 9/11 Visibility has commissioned a professional video team to film the debate and produce a high-quality program suitable for television broadcast, along with a DVD for distribution.

We need your help. This is an expensive endeavor, and we cannot continue to do work on this seminal issue without funds.  We need donations, both large and small. Please go here to donate at this website, or send a check made out to Colorado 9/11 Visibility and send to Fran Shure, 1841 S. Sherman St., Denver, CO 80210.

To learn more as well as link to the archive of the warm-up radio debate, see the article at Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth


Richard Gage and Chris Mohr Debate WTC Collapse

February 19, 2011

source: Rule of Law Radio   Feb 19, 2011

Live debate between Richard Gage (www.AE911Truth.org) and Chris Mohr, journalist and advocate for the theory of “natural collapse.”

Richard and Chris will be debating in public Sunday March 6th 5pm at the University Memorial Center Room 235 Colorado University in Boulder. A video of that debate will be released subsequently.

(The interview/debate starts about 1/3 of the way into the download)

INN_Radio_2011-02-17_128k.mp3


Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth: Looking Back at an Amazing 2010

December 22, 2010

by Eli Rika      source: Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth       Dec 22, 2010

The past year has brought many successes for Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and its supporters. In 2010, we saw the number of petition signers reach new milestones, we welcomed the support of more influential public figures, and we shined light on WTC Building 7 through the airwaves and in the skies above New York City. Take a journey back in time with us and revisit the defining moments that you helped make possible:

January

10 Architect Richard Gage, AIA, debates explosives expert Ron Craig on The Conspiracy Show

19 Japanese edition of Blueprint for Truth DVD debuts

February

19 AE911Truth holds its milestone Press Conference in San Francisco to announce 1,000 architectural and engineering petition signers

Dr. Steven Jones describes explosive evidence at the historic AE911Truth San Francisco press conference while Dr. Griffin and Erik Lawyer of Firefighters for 9/11 Truth wait in the wings.

March

6   AE911Truth headlines the “Treason in America” conference in Philadelphia

30  AE911Truth TV spots featuring actor Ed Asner begin airing in New York City

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Richard Gage at Sonoma State Unversity Nov. 9th

November 7, 2010

I made this flyer last night, you may click on it then save it and print if you are local and want to hand them out.

Nor Cal Truth     Nov 7, 2010

Richard Gage, AIA founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth  will be visiting Sonoma State University for another dynamic presentation hosted by the hard-working folks at Project Censored.  

The presentation will shine light on the attacks of 9/11/01 for those who have not revisited the subject in a while and skeptics are encouraged to ask questions afterwords. Richard Gage is backed by over 1,300 other architects and engineers that look at the science behind the 3 building collapses on 9/11; their research says that controlled demolitions were used on World Trade Center #1, #2 and #7.

Cooperage is on the Sonoma State University Campus.

Directions to Sonoma State University can be found here.

Directions to Cooperage can be found here.


WTC 1 and 2: Justice and 9/11 Demands Accountability. Forensic Evidence Indicates Presence of Controlled Demolition Material

September 12, 2010

Sep 12, 2010

source for video: Architects and Enginneers for 9/11 Truth

source for text: Global Research

It was so painful for me as my wife Lil and I watched the events of September 11, 2001 on television. Seeing a plane hit the World Trade Center (WTC) North Tower at 8:46, then a second plane hit the South Tower at 9:02. Shortly, we saw the firefighters and other first responders courageously going into the buildings hoping to extinguish the fires, but it was impossible to foresee what followed.

Then we watched in shock as nearly a dozen people were jumping from the upper floors to their deaths.

We felt profound horror at 9:59 as the South Tower cascaded in freefall into its own footprint, and then 29 minutes later when the North Tower came down in the same impossible freefall way.

The new forensic evidence which is being released today by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth demonstrates the presence of controlled demolition materiel in the World Trade Center buildings One and Two.

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