mardi 23 janvier 2018

Man arrested after threatening to "gun" CNN employees


A Michigan man was arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot and kill CNN employees, WGCL-TV reported Monday.

The FBI launched an investigation after the man, who is unnamed in the CBS report, reportedly called CNN 22 times about a week ago.

"Fake news. I'm coming to gun you all down,” the man told a CNN operator, according to court documents obtained by WGCL-TV.
Let's hope that people credibly threatening journalists - and especially if they're not stopped before they manage to succeed in hurting anybody - doesn't become the next trend in the US.

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lundi 22 janvier 2018

Taboo Truths: Clues Avoided by the 9/11 Truth Movement

The destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11 was used to justify war without end and a burgeoning global Police State. I for one do not want to leave this world as my legacy without putting my name on the list of people who called ‘********;’ I owe it to future generations to help chronicle the events that brought us to a place where they can be sent to war believing impossible lies told before they were born. I am what you might call a 9/11 conspiracy theorist, but what I call a concerned grandfather. I believe the fastest way to end the wars is by exposing the lies that spawned them. So I joined the 9/11 truth movement, hoping for a dose of reality, but after bouncing around from one truther hypothesis to another, I realized most of them have been avoiding the most critical clue, which is quite simply that the World Trade Center was never the fully occupied city within the city it was advertised to be, that at the time of destruction it was gutted and empty of contents as all controlled demolitions are. I know this will be a shock to read for those of you who still believe what you see and hear on television, but to learn the truth about anything these days requires a commitment of attention that most people aren’t prepared for; even my intended audience, the 9/11 Truth Community, which is allegedly already familiar with the popular 9/11 hypotheses, rejects this information as too outrageous to be considered. The connotations are mind-numbing; if the towers were empty of contents and prepared for demolition then all those big “one-percenter” firms like Marsh and McLennan and Cantor Fitzgerald couldn’t have lost employees there, implicating their leadership and any others that received government money from the Victims’ Compensation Fund. It means the media stories about the towers being cities within the city can’t be true either, doing more than just implicating the leadership of the media; it exposes them as the propaganda arm of the military. It means that the FDNY leadership knew and that the NYPD leadership knew, and that the Port Authority police certainly knew that the complex was empty and gutted and it also means that the people we saw hanging out the windows couldn’t have been real office workers either. The implications roll in like a tsunami that leaves the observer drowning in a sea of apocalypse. Taken together it’s no wonder why 9/11 truthers would retreat from this information and instead embrace exotic weapons as the answer (or even kerosene) because at least then they can avoid the paradigm shift that inevitably comes with losing faith in the rule of law. And it’s also no wonder why when confronted with evidence that can’t be denied, the reaction has been silence. There can be only one right answer to 9/11 but there’s no guarantee we’ll like it.

The most-likely suspects behind the destruction of the World Trade Center, the attack on the Pentagon and that odd-shaped crater in Shanksville, are the leaders of most of the world’s nations, media, businesses, law enforcement, and what passes for academia. This is the only conclusion that can be reached once one examines all the evidence, so it is of utmost importance to the cover-up efforts that certain clues are avoided. For many years the leadership of the popular truth movement groups have been purposefully ignoring critical evidence while duping the rank and file into believing and repeating hypotheses that only make the truth movement look silly, and/or Anti-Semitic to the outside world; the very people we need to reach in order to stop the wars. The apparent goal of the misnamed movement is to provide a safe, discredited sandbox for truthers to play in while the war machine grinds on, and after 16 years the proof is in the pudding. If the easiest way to control the opposition is to lead it, then deliberately or not, the truth movement’s efforts have served to prevent an open dialogue of the facts, which only helps the perpetrators.

I have noticed that most truthers will avoid, or be angered by, these clues:

Evidence of dismantling (Hollow Towers)
Evidence of planted dust and missing windows
Evidence of missile damage

Full article here:

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PA Supreme Court rules against Gerrymandering

Silly GOP made maps time has been ruled against, so now its time for the stalling tactics and general whining.

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[Split Thread] More General 9/11 CT Discussions

Mod InfoThis thread has been split from here, where it was off-topic.
Posted By:Loss Leader

Whether or not both were CD's, it's considered a standard investigation measure to check for explosives/CD/inside job anyway with cases like this. Just see how many passages of the NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigation qualify the description of the WTC destruction perfectly. It may not be law, but it's considered an oversight not to. That's not up for debate. It's literally in the manual.

The average Richard Gage presentation contains more than enough solid indisputable reasons that an investigation into inside job should be investigated. Wouldn't matter if all of AE911TRUTH was literally run by mental patients. The concept of an inside job is not unknown to actual fire investigators, arsonists try to stage fake accidental fires all the time.

BTW I do not believe Plasco was a CD, not even suspect it like the WTC.

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Barry Williams of Australian Skeptics has passed away

Barry Williams (Australian Skeptics cofounder, and then president of for over a decade) passed away on Saturday.

URL: [Barry Williams]

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Netgear LAN issues

I bought a new Netgear AC1900 router and set it up per their instructions. Guest network is disabled.
I have my desktop, 3 network drives, a network printer, and a SONOS bridge plugged in to the ports on a switch, which is plugged in to the router. Netgear genie was downloaded to all of the laptops that use the network.
The initial download of Genie enabled all of the laptops and the desktop to see all the network devices. Upon shutdown, however, it all changed.
The desktop cam access everything, including the printer and internet.
The laptops can access the internet. Period
Trying to run genie is futile-nothing happens.
The desktop is Windows 7 pro 64 bit. One laptop is win 7 home 64 bit, the other is win 10 pro 64bit
Sonia can't reach the music files on the network drive. The Amazon Fire stick works.
The desktop can see the 2 laptops, and can access them.
All devices are allowed on the network.
Nome.of the Android devices (2 tablets, an IPad, and 2 phones, can do anything except access internet.
Any solutioms out there?

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Who at the White House is Trump having an affair with?

Recently, Michael Wollf mentioned that he knows that Trump is having an affair with someone at the White House, but he didn't have enough evidence write it explicitly into his book.
As a member of this august forum, I won't lower myself to discuss whether this is true or not and instead simply assume that it is.

With no additional data, who do you think Trump is fulfilling his Bill Clinton-fantasies with?

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