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!

Analysis of Rocket Projectiles from WTC2

September 26, 2011

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

I have uploaded to YouTube ( 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…

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.

Remember Building 7 Launches 10th Anniversary Campaign

August 19, 2011

source: Remember Building 7    Aug. 19, 2011

Support the 9/11 Families and First Responders As They Call for a New Investigation in the Largest 9/11 Ad Campaign Ever


The 10th Anniversary Campaign will use the unprecedented level of attention and burning desire for truth felt across the world to mobilize thousands of people to donate a total of $1 million between Labor Day and September 11. Remember Building 7 will use that money for an historic nationwide ad campaign in the month of October showing the American people the unmistakable footage of Building 7’s demolition and forcing the mainstream media to finally discuss Building 7.


The campaign will be a three-pronged blitz of TV, print, and out-of-home advertising. New York City subways will be flooded with poster ads while TV ads saturate every major cable channel. Print ads will appear in several national publications and in local newspapers in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas.


You can help reach tens of thousands of people by making this campaign go viral.

  1. Make Your Pledge Now
  2. Visit the Official Event’s Facebook page, click “I’m Attending,” and spread it around on Facebook pages and group’s walls and by sharing it with your friends.
  3. Click the “Like’ button on the top of the website at and follow the campaign on Twitter.


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10 Years from 9/11: Still Important Unanswered Questions

August 8, 2011

by Peter Drew   source: Scoop    Aug 8, 2011

As we approach the 10th anniversary of this world changing event, we are finding that rather than gradually fading into the history books, this event is having an increasing impact on the world we live in and raising more and more complex questions as to what really happened and why much crucial information and evidence has apparently been held back or ignored by both the US government and the media.

The events of 9/11 were shocking and horrific. In their attempts to pursue the supposed perpetrators of these attacks, the US government has invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, has launched significant military action in Pakistan, with huge loss of innocent lives in these three countries, and a global war on terror has been launched against Al Qaeda. But were Al Qaeda the only terrorists involved? Were there possibly other forces and influences also involved that need to be more fully investigated and pursued? Do we really have all the facts and the full story about what happened on that day, or is the 9/11 story a lot more complex than has so far been presented? The evidence that is now emerging would strongly suggest that this is the case and therefore we need to ascertain the full facts if we are to have any chance of achieving true justice for the victims and prevent similar or worse attacks in the future.

Let us start by looking at the official process of investigation into 9/11. In 2003 a panel of 10 investigators was established to conduct a formal investigation into what happened, and this investigation was used to create the 9/11 Commission Report as a document which provided the official version of events. However, a steadily increasing number of people within the United States and around the world have been seriously questioning this official version of events as being incomplete or inaccurate. A rapidly growing amount of compelling evidence is being presented which suggests that at the very least some significant new questions need to be asked and that significant further investigations need to be undertaken if we are to get a more complete picture and an understanding of the full extent of what really happened.

A major factor for consideration is the enormous amount of scientific evidence and eye witness accounts now emerging which suggests that the three towers that collapsed on September 11 came down mainly as a result of explosive demolition as opposed to the spontaneous pancake collapses caused by the intense fire from the planes, as was hypothesised in the 9/11 Commission Report. If explosives were in fact the main cause of the collapses then this raises another whole level of complexity and intrigue to the events of 9/11. It raises questions as to how the terrorists gained access to such highly secure buildings with large quantities of explosives. One of the leading figures in bringing forward scientific evidence regarding the use of explosives is Richard Gage, founder of‘Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth’ (AE911Truth). AE911Truth now includes no fewer than 1,500 professionally qualified architects and engineers from across the United States who all believe that the official explanation for the collapse of the three World Trade Centre towers requires a new investigation and a new explanation. The first and most important piece of the 9/11 puzzle, not known by most people, is that as well as the Twin Towers, a third skyscraper completely collapsed on that day. WTC Building 7 was a 47 storey high rise tower that was not even struck by a plane and yet it collapsed at around 5.20pm on September 11, falling at free fall speed for much of the collapse neatly into its own footprint.

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Experiments with Nano-Thermite by Kevin Ryan

July 24, 2011

Nor Cal Truth    July 24, 2011

In this recently uploaded video by Kevin Ryan:

Scientific evidence for thermitic materials at the World Trade Center is discussed, and an experiment in production and ignition of nanothermite is performed.

Jonathan Cole made a video a while back that displayed thermite’s destructive potential specifically to steel. By directing and concentrating the direction of the combustion, he was able to cut through steel with some ease.

Eyewitness to Demolition: New Video Compilation Brings Together Dozens of Explosive 9/11 Accounts

July 22, 2011

source: Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth     July 22, 2011

A key facet of the 9/11 catastrophe that is often overlooked is the reports of explosions at the Twin Towers that dozens of eyewitnesses gave on 9/11 and in the following days. Some of these video accounts are scattered across the Internet, and a handful have appeared in documentaries such as 9/11: Blueprint for Truth. Bringing many of these testimonies together would be a powerful presentation tool… and now that’s exactly what has happened.

In April, 9/11 Truth activist Will Dull collected over 30 video clips into a 27-minute compilation, in which dozens of journalists, first responders, and survivors describe explosions and explosive devices in and around the WTC skyscrapers.

The first video clip, which was featured in a November 2010 “Blueprint” article, comes from the NIST WTC archive. The firefighters shown are so concerned about the explosions that they experienced in the Twin Towers that one of them says, “There may be more. Any one of these buildings could blow up.”

In another harrowing sequence, two office workers that are covered in building debris and dust tell how they escaped from an explosion in one of the Twin Towers.

The familiar testimony of a firefighter describing the “boom boom boom” sequence of explosions that ran down the side of one of the Twin Towers is accompanied by clips from four other eyewitnesses who independently give the same account.

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New! Ed Asner TV Ad Promotes AE911Truth

July 1, 2011

source: AE9/11Truth-YouTube     July 1, 2011

A 9/11 TV ad voiced by Ed Asner has just been created with designs on running in New York and other major markets in time for the 10th anniversary.  The 30-second spot combines Asner’s narration with footage of the 3 towers’ destruction and forces the viewer to decide what they are witnessing as it promotes AE911Truth.

Official GPS Data Reveal Superior Aviation GPS Service Provided To WTC & Pentagon During 9/11 Attacks

June 1, 2011

This is only a slightly-techinical read, but well worth the time – even if it takes a double reading.

by Aidan Monaghan   source: 9/11 Blogger    June 1, 2011

As the aircraft attacks of September 11, 2001 unfolded at the World Trade Center (WTC) and Pentagon buildings, maximum and near maximum augmented GPS positioning quality for the entire daylight period was provided to the geographic coordinates for the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. Based on output graphs generated by Trimble’s free and highly regarded downloadable GPS planning software [1], which utilizes GPS “almanac” data transmitted by the GPS constellation on September 11, 2001 and now archived at the website for the United States Coast Guard [2], conditions such as GPS satellite visibility and geometric “dilution of precision” are both shown to be at maximum or within minutes of maximum during the aircraft impacts at the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Such augmented GPS service is now in routine use by the U.S. commercial aviation industry to allow aircraft flight management computers to utilize precise aircraft positional information, accurate to within just several meters. This GPS service was activated on a conditional basis by the FAA just one year before the September 11, 2001 attacks [3]. This service provided virtual aerial guidance corridors only 243 feet wide and a 95% confidence that an aircraft’s true position will fall within any such designed corridor. The augmented GPS service was also utilized to precisely survey the Ground Zero site immediately after September 11, 2001. [4] Such corridors can be navigated entirely by autopilot and flight management systems scheduled in 1996 and 1998 to be contained by United and American airlines Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft like those used during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Graphs generated by the Trimble software, reveal that during the impact UA 175 with World Trade Center 2, eleven out of eleven GPS/WAAS satellites were visible (or maximum satellite visibility) from the latitude/longitude coordinates of the WTC (40° 42′ 42″ N; 74° 0′ 45″ W)[5]. During the impact of AA 11 with World Trade Center 1, ten out of eleven GPS/WAAS satellites were visible from the same WTC coordinates. The impact of AA 11 occurred just ten minutes prior to the largest segment of maximum GPS satellite visibility (eleven out of eleven satellites) from the WTC coordinates for the daylight period on September 11, 2001. The total period of maximum satellite visibility occupied only twelve percent (or less than one and one half hours) of the daylight period. The impact of AA 77 occurred just ten minutes after the expiration of the largest segment of maximum GPS satellite visibility (twelve out of twelve satellites) from the Pentagon coordinates for the daylight period on September 11, 2001. This period of maximum satellite visibility occupied only six percent (or approximately 45 minutes) of the daylight period.

GPS satellite visibility from the WTC – 6am to 6pm (aircraft attack period noted by red band)

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Did WTC Owner Larry Silverstein Just Make Another $1.2 Billion From 9/11?

April 16, 2011

update #1: I have added this to the posts at 9/11 Blogger with a slight variation of the information provided here. If you care to read that, go to:  – brian @ Nor Cal

Nor Cal Truth    April 16, 2011

I will try to find the time to elaborate on this in the near future, but as of now it looks like Larry Silverstein just made another large sum of money from 9/11.

This is taken from an article at All Gov:
American Airlines and United Airlines along with two airport security firms will have to pay a $1.2 billion settlement for damage caused to property during the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center.
Approved by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the deal settles numerous property-damage lawsuits that were filed after the terrorist attacks involving American Airlines Flight 11 and United Air Lines Flight 175 struck Towers One and Two of the former World Trade Center.
The other two defendants in the case were Globe Airport Security, which screened passengers boarding American Flight 11 in Boston, and Huntleigh, which did the same for United Flight 175. Under the agreement, American Airlines and Globe will pay 60% of the damages and United and Huntleigh will pay the remaining 40%.
The plaintiffs in the case are the owners of the World Trade Center and numerous insurance companies. They had originally sought $4.4 billion from the airlines and security companies.
Larry Silverstein has made hundreds of millions of dollars from 9/11, as detailed in a previous post(s):
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