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Saturday, January 13, 2007

History Professor Beaten and Jailed for Jaywalking...IN AMERICA

Historian 'pinned to ground by US police and beaten for jaywalking'
by Laura Clout
London Telegraph

A distinguished British historian claims he was knocked to the ground by an
American policeman before being arrested and spending eight hours in jail -
because he crossed the road in the wrong place.

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto said he had been the victim of "terrible, terrible
violence" after he inadvertently committed the offence of "jaywalking" in
Atlanta, Georgia, last week and failed to realise the man telling him to
stop was an officer.
The slight, bespectacled professor claimed that five burly officers pinned
him to the ground after Kevin Leonpacher kicked his legs from under him as
he hesitated to show his ID.

He was left "traumatised and disorientated" and with a gashed forehead as he
was taken to the local jail and charged with pedestrian failure to obey a
police officer and physical obstruction of police.

The academic, professor of global environmental history at Queen Mary
College, University of London, and a member of Oxford University's modern
history faculty, said he had been subjected to "very humiliating procedures"
and even had his box of peppermints confiscated.

The 56-year-old appeared in court the next day, "tortured" by the fear of
getting a criminal record that would wreck his chances of getting a green
card allowing him to work in America. But prosecutors dropped the charges.

Atlanta's police chief ordered an inquiry after the mayor raised the

Prof Fernandez-Armesto, who is also a member of the history department at
Tufts University, Massachusetts, was in Atlanta for the convention of the
American Historical Association. He said he was crossing the road and became
aware of a "rather intrusive young man shouting at me telling me that I
shouldn't have crossed the road there".

Because he was wearing a "rather louche" bomber jacket that covered his
uniform, the professor did not realise he was a policeman.

"I thanked him for his advice and went on," said the professor. When Officer
Leonpacher tried to stop him and demanded to see identification, the
professor asked to see his, which he "didn't take kindly to". "He said 'I am
going to arrest you'," Prof Fernandez-Armesto said. "In the culture I come
from this wouldn't mean that the conversation was over.

"Nor would it mean that you were about to be subjected to terrible, terrible
violence. This young man kicked my legs from under me, wrenched me round in
what I think is a sort of a judo move, pinned me to the ground, wrenched my
arms behind my back and handcuffed me.

"Naturally I was bridling at this moment and he called his colleagues to his
assistance. I had five burly policemen pinioning me to the ground, pressing
my neck with really very severe pain. I'm a mass of contusions and grazes.

"I was traumatised, disorientated, my conference programme was in the gutter
and I was begging them to give it back to me and to give me my spectacles
back," he said. "I still find it incredible that an ageing, mild-mannered
professor of impeccable antecedent, should be the subject of such abominable

The professor, who has written books on the Americas and global exploration,
was handcuffed to another suspected criminal in a "filthy, foetid paddy
wagon" to be transported to jail and had his fingerprints and mugshot taken.
With his bail set at £720 but with no way to get the cash, Prof
Fernandez-Armesto remained incarcerated, until he eventually got out with
the help of a professional bail agent.

In court the following day he explained to the judge and charges were

Officer Leonpacher denied that he overreacted, saying the historian
repeatedly refused to co-operate. The 28-year-old told the Atlanta
Journal-Constitution: "I used an excessive amount of discretion."

Atlanta's mayor, Shirley Franklin, said: "We want everyone who visits
Atlanta to find Atlanta to be friendly and helpful."

The professor said he had no plans to sue, adding: "It was actually a
fantastic experience going into that detention centre and spending time with
those miserable wretches of the earth. I feel I've learnt more than I would
have in important sessions of the Historical Association."

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Reform, LTEs, and Insurance...

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Banned From The Classroom: 911 Physics Scientist Who Proved Thermite Involved

Banned From The Classroom: 911 Physics Scientist Who Proved Thermite Involved In WTC Demolitions
By Christopher Bollyn

Like a modern-day Galileo or Socrates, the highly respected physicist, who
has challenged with logic and scientific evidence the official explanation
for the "collapse" of the World Trade Center, has been banned from teaching
classes at his university.

On September 7, the third day of the new fall semester at Brigham Young
University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, Steven E. Jones, professor of physics and
9/11 researcher, was suddenly banned by university authorities from teaching
the physics classes he has taught for the past 21 years. Jones was
unexpectedly suspended with pay after participating in a radio show in which
he had been cunningly lured to comment on a subject outside of his field ­
the "motivation" of "the Neo-Conservatives" blamed for the terror attacks of
September 11, 2001.

Jones, a soft-spoken physicist who specializes in metal-catalyzed fusion,
archaeometry, and solar energy, joined the 9/11 research effort after being
intrigued by the unexplained collapse of the 47-story WTC 7 at 5:25 p.m. on
the afternoon of 9/11. Jones scientific interest was sparked after having
read the August 2002 report in American Free Press that molten iron had been
found in the rubble of all three collapsed WTC towers ­ including WTC 7.

As this reporter discovered in the summer of 2002, "literally molten steel"
had been found, more than a month after the collapse, at the bases of the
collapsed towers, where their load-bearing central support columns connected
to the bedrock. "Such persistent and intense residual heat, 70 feet below
the surface, could explain how these crucial structural supports failed," I
wrote at the time.

Peter Tully, president of Tully Construction of Flushing, New York, told
this reporter he had seen pools of "literally molten steel" at the World
Trade Center, where his company had been contracted to remove debris, weeks
after the three towers collapsed.

Mark Loizeaux, president of Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI) of Phoenix,
Maryland, wrote the clean-up plan for the WTC and confirmed the presence of
molten metal at the site.

"Yes," Loizeaux said, "hot spots of molten steel in the basements." These
incredibly hot areas were found "at the bottoms of the elevator shafts of
the main towers, down seven [basement] levels," Loizeaux said.

The molten steel was found "three, four, and five weeks later, when the
rubble was being removed," he said. Loizeaux also confirmed that molten iron
had been found in the rubble of WTC 7, the tower owned by Larry Silverstein
which was neither hit by an airplane nor severely damaged, but which
collapsed mysteriously in the late afternoon of 9/11.

In 2005, Jones began investigating the collapse of WTC 7 and the large
amounts of molten iron seen falling from the burning South Tower. These two
subjects remain completely unexplained in the official literature on 9/11.

"The specifics of the fires in WTC 7 and how they caused the building to
collapse remain unknown at this time," the FEMA-sponsored WTC Building
Performance Study of 2002 concluded. "Although the total diesel fuel on the
premises contained massive potential energy, the best hypothesis has only a
low probability of occurrence," it said. The way that the building collapsed
within its own footprint suggested that it was an "internal collapse," the
report said.

The long awaited NIST report on the collapse of WTC 7 is supposed to be
released next year.


The question of what caused the 47 load-bearing central columns of the twin
towers to fall has been a fundamental question about the unexplained
collapses of the WTC towers. The fire-induced collapse scenario does not
explain why these crucial internal box columns would have failed.

Last summer, after obtaining pieces of the hardened molten fragments from
the WTC, Jones and other scientists at BYU conducted extensive laboratory
tests and found that the molten metal was primarily composed of iron ­ with
slight traces of structural steel. From the physical and photographic
evidence Jones concluded that Thermite, or a similar aluminothermic process,
was used to slice the central core columns and bring down the twin towers.

Jones, along with 2 other physicists and a geologist at BYU, conducted
Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS), X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) and Electron
Microprobe analyses on the samples.

The previously molten metal samples were predominately iron, with very
little chromium, Jones said, along with uncommon chemical elements in
abundance such as fluorine and manganese. Aluminum and sulfur were also
present, which he said would be expected from thermate reactions. Thermate
is Thermite, which is powdered aluminum and ferrous oxide, with 2 percent
sulfur added to the mixture to increase the steel-cutting effectiveness of
the reaction.

"The results," Jones says in a presentation he recently gave at Idaho State
University, "coupled with visual evidence at the scene such as the flowing
yellow-hot liquid metal still red after falling about 500 feet, provide
compelling evidence that Thermite reaction compounds (aluminothermics) were
used, meaning Thermite was deliberately placed in both WTC Towers and WTC


Jones' research papers are online at


On September 5, Doug Fabrizio, executive producer of RadioWest on the
University of Utah's public radio station invited Jones to come on his
one-hour program to discuss his 9/11 research.

Before Jones could even discuss his research, however, Fabrizio was
aggressively quizzing him on the "Neo-Conservative motivation" for the
attacks, and repeatedly pressed him to comment on a subject far outside his
field and competence ­ to explain who within the government could have been
involved in the attacks ­ if not 19 Arab hijackers with box cutters.

Because Jones is a physicist and is not engaged in the political background
of "false flag" terrorism attacks, he reluctantly responded to Fabrizio's
question by citing the author Webster Tarpley's analysis that individuals
such as Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle, who are linked to the
"international banking cartel," have been named, by Tarpley, as possible

Jones was careful to say that these were not his ideas, but Tarpley's, and
that these were possible suspects that Tarpley had named.
Jones is generally reluctant to discuss the political implications of his
findings, and his comments about Wolfowitz and Perle on the radio program
created quite a "buzz on campus," the Deseret Morning News reported.

After interviewing Jones for a brief 20 minutes, Fabrizio said goodbye to
Jones and turned the remainder of the hour over to a discussion of
conspiracy theories with two Jewish professors, a Robert Goldberg from the
University of Utah and Gary Fine from Northwestern.

The first caller was a William Tumpowsky, chairman of the Jewish Community
Relations Council and board member of the local Israeli-fund raising
organization, the United Jewish Federation. Tumpowsky charged that Jones'
was using code language to make anti-Semitic allegations. Goldberg supported
this accusation.

Starting from this outrageous allegation, Fabrizio continued the hostile
discussion with Goldberg and Fine, with frequent allegations that the
now-absent physics professor was nothing more than an anti-Semite indulging
in conspiracy fantasies. The most significant evidence brought forth by
Jones' research was not even discussed.

Within two days, the authorities at BYU apparently caved to organized Jewish
pressure and put Jones on paid leave. Students who had already begun their
fall physics courses with Jones will be taught by other faculty members for
the rest of the semester as university administrators review his statements
and research.

Repeated calls to BYU spokeswoman Carri Jenkins about the banning of Jones
from the classroom were not returned. Jenkins has not responded any of my
questions left with BYU's communications office.

"I'm not sure we did it the right way," Fabrizio said after he accepted
responsibility for the radio program that sparked the sacking of Jones.
Asked why he had pressed Jones to make a statement about who was behind the
attacks, Fabrizio said, "I was interested in what motivated the science."
This is, however, a less than honest answer because Jones has always
stressed in his presentations that it is the unexplained collapse of WTC 7
and the presence of molten iron in the rubble that motivate his

The American Association of University Professors criticized BYU's decision
to place Jones on paid leave for his comments on the radio program.

AAUP general secretary Roger Bowen called BYU's decision "distressing" and
said Jones shouldn't be removed from teaching classes for statements made
outside the classroom.

"Academic freedom also protects extramural utterances, that is, statements
made by faculty outside the classroom when they speak as citizens," Bowen
told the Deseret Morning News. "It's very clear there never should be
official retribution for faculty who exercise their rights as citizens, with
the very careful disclaimer they are not speaking on behalf of the

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education joined the criticism of
the BYU decision against Jones.

"BYU is literally the example we use of a university that does not promise
strong free speech or academic freedom protections," FIRE president Greg
Lukianoff said.

Photo: Christopher Bollyn and Professor Steven E. Jones discussing the
molten metal seen cascading from the 81st floor of WTC 2 and found under the
rubble of all three "collapsed" towers of the World Trade Center. The bag in
front of Bollyn contains samples taken from the molten metal found at the
WTC site. These samples are primarily molten iron, the end product of the
Thermite reaction along with aluminum oxide and tremendous heat release.

"The data doesn't lie," Jones said. "I have to speak the truth the best I
know it ­ as a scientist I feel the responsibility to speak out."

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Monday, January 08, 2007

Liberty and Equality for Some

From the column of Fred, who I consider to be a genius:

Same as Usual, but a Different "Some"

An industry exists today in the writing of pieces proclaiming the weakness of men and the superiority of women, a favorite word in the description of men being “fragile.” I weary of it. Women of course engage in this, as do some heterosexual men. Much is made, and should be, over the rising majority of women over men in the universities and some some professions. What is this about?

It is not about reality. Fragile men hold nearly every Olympic record in sports in which men compete. In professional sports the sexes compete separately because otherwise there would be no women’s sports. On test after test of mental ability, men regularly outscore women: SATs, GREs, National Merit, and so on. In psychometry, it is settled knowledge that at the high end of the scale of intelligence, men outnumber women, and that the higher you go, the more the male preponderance; the disparity in mathematical talent is stark. Even an avowedly liberal psychologist, Paul Irwing of the University of Manchester, writing in The Independent, unhappily confessed that there are twice as many men as women with IQs about 120 and 30 times as many over 170. On the other hand, women live longer.

Why, then, the relative decline of men in so many professions?

Some of it is probably that women tolerate the routine (men would say “boredon”) that characterizes most jobs today. Some of it is simply that women are finally competing. On their merits, a lot of women are better than a lot of men at a lot of things, so that, even if we decided things by ability, they would rise. This would be as it should be. But we don’t decide things primarily by merit. We decide them by race, creed, color, sex, and national origin.

There is today an enormous amount of affirmative action in favor of women and against men. Much of it is hidden. For example, when boys outperformed girls badly on the National Merit test, a fairly high-end test of scholastic ability, it was modified to reduce the disparity. Few know this.

Much affirmative action, though absurd, occurs openly. When Larry Summers, then president of Harvard, noted that men are better at mathematics, about which there is no doubt, feminists cowed Harvard into promising fifty million dollars to recruit female professors. This is nothing more than extortion. (For an adult and most politically incorrect exposition of this, Griffe Du Leon serves well.)

The SATs were recently slanted (“recentered,” I meant to say) to make bright members of the affirmative-action classes (chiefly women and blacks) indistinguishable from Asian and Caucasian males of much higher ability. Universities can then accept the bright girls over the brighter boys without an appearance of discrimination.

School, always unpleasant for rambunctious boys, which is almost to say boys, has been made almost unbearable for them. To be blunt, the schools have been feminized to the point of being hostile to boys, and particularly to bright boys. The sports and roughhousing that boys love have been outlawed as too violent; boys who point fingers and say “bang” are expelled; boys who are not adequately somnolent are drugged by the schools. Competition, upon which boys thrive, is now verboten. When boys reach college, they are likely to be subjected to anti-sexism training which amounts to little more than sanctioned hazing. This seems to spring from sheer female hostility.

But it is working.

In jobs, there is unending pressure to put women (and blacks) into jobs regardless of qualifications; the price for questioning this policy is high. The practice is packaged as pursuit of equality, but it isn’t: If eighty percent of students in a medical school are female, this is a triumph for women, but if eighty percent are male, it is sexist discrimination and results in recruitment of women by any means.

Special privilege for women is pervasive and enforced by the full weight of government. The federal government has special set-asides and sweetheart deals for businesses owned by women (and blacks). In the military physical standards as well as the rigorousness of training were greatly diminished so that women could pass. Big Sister watches carefully. A friend of mine moonlights as a one-man shop in graphic design. Periodically he gets a federal form asking how many blacks, women, and so on he employs. Heavy fines attach to failure to respond or false answers.

Further, much policy aims at preventing women from having to compete with men, while making it look as if they were. For example, a company that doesn’t hire enough women (or blacks) is subject to federal persecution and private lawsuits; if it then fails to promote them in statistically correct numbers, a company will again pay a heavy price. So it hires them. It is then reported that women (and blacks) are making great strides. Objective measures of merit are discouraged or forbidden. Try giving IQ tests to prospective employees.

A conspicuous example of the illusion of competitiveness was the television show Eco-Challenge in which teams raced each other over courses that required mountain biking, rappelling, swimming, and other physically demanding chores. The rules stated that each team of women had to include at least one man, and each team of men, at least one woman. This produced an appearance of sexual equality. But of course, since the teams had to stay together, each moved only as fast as its slowest member. The women were superb athletes and have my admiration. Yet the question, which this arrangement was designed to avoid answering, is what would have happened if all-male teams had been allowed to compete.

Then there is compulsory togetherness. Great governmental and political emphasis falls, thump, on keeping men from doing anything by themselves. If men want a bar or club of their own where they can enjoy masculine company, women will fight furiously to quash it. Logically they could as well start a bar for women only, to which no man would object. All-male colleges must be integrated (though not all-female ones). There is in all of this a tacit admission of inadequacy: Those who genuinely believe that they can compete don’t need federally enforced social access.

Historically of course merit has mattered less than membership in the right group. In particular, men maintained their dominance for thousands of years without regard to the merits of females. In 1900 there were women qualified to serve in congress, or for that matter to do almost anything, but were not allowed to, and there were many men who weren’t qualified but did serve. It is annoying to those whites and males who opposed special privilege by race and sex to find that that blacks and women do not want equal opportunity, but special privilege.

But perhaps the math department at Harvard doesn’t matter. If no further scientific discovery were ever made, we would be well fed, comfortable, and replete with with video iPods. The modern part of the world, no longer wild and impoverished, has become a vast bureaucracy. Offices require stability and predictability, not great talent, and efficiency seldom matters. What the hell.

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2006: The Year America Died


2006: The Year America Died
by Steve Watson & Alex Jones

2006 was the year that the United States died. Over the course of a year,
just a few seconds in the span of a country, it's civilization and their way
of life, we have witnessed the premature death of America. The
underpinnings, the basic canons and the tenets of the United States, as well
as it's physical borders, are gone.

But they can be brought back.

The problem is denial. You cannot put something right until you identify it
as a wrong. The New World Order has won a major victory, but because the
country is made up of living tissue, each and every one of us out there,
every man woman and child, it can rise from the dead. We can revive the
country by passing electricity through its heart.

Until recently Europe was deep in the EU but as the final steps were being
implemented, the people pulled back and voted down EU expansion in every
country. The same has happened in South America. So we do see whole regions,
countries and areas rising from the dead in this sense.

The good name of America has been used for global corporate empire and the
country has been turned from the most loved around the world into the most
hated and despised.

2006 was the year that implementation of the American Union began. According
to the Council on Foreign Relations, the merger is on track or ahead of

The open plan to merge the US with Mexico and Canada and create a Pan
American Union has long been a Globalist brainchild but its very real and
prescient implementation on behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations has
finally been reported on by mainstream news outlets.

The framework on which the American Union is being pegged is the NAFTA Super
Highway, a four football-fields-wide leviathan that stretches from southern
Mexico through the US up to Montreal Canada. Coupled with Bush's blanket
amnesty program, which the Democrats in congress are set to approve this
week as their first order of business, the Pan American Union is the final
jigsaw piece for the total dismantling of America as we know it.

Social Security, roads, military, intelligence gathering, regulations,
federal agencies - all within the US, Canada and Mexico are being merged
into one system at the cost of national sovereignty and the common law. What
we were is being replaced with the new - no liberty, no due process, no
freedom, no families, forced drugging, no jobs of any significance, no
control of your own destiny - in short, total control of our lives.

They are not just in name merging the agencies and the laws and the
regulations, they are physically getting rid of the borders by buying off
and lobbying the politicians at the state level, who then hand the roads
over to international bodies and their subsidiary companies.

The armed forces has also seen an influx of foreign troops, an average of
20% of ground troops in Iraq are now non citizens, this is set to rise to
50% over the next year with foreign recruitment stations facilitating the

Think about this, non-US citizens wearing the uniform of American soldiers.
These troops would be more likely to fire on US citizens and follow orders.
Every empire, when it represses its own people, brings in foreign troops to
do the job. Urban warfare drills we have covered over the years show that
the military is being prepared for this.

2007 will be the year of the American Union's fruition. Will the people
stand up to it and protest its programs? will they realise how dire the
situation is or will they capitulate and accept it?

Simultaneously in 2007 they are announcing from Texas to Indiana, from
Oregon to New York, that foreign companies are being given, at fire sale
prices, the infrastructure of America. The ports and the roads are to be
used as taxing mechanisms to fund the North American Union. Toll roads are
to be placed upon existing roads in Security Prosperity Partnership
agreements that bypasses Congress, agreements between the bureaucracies of
the US and Mexican governments, to raise capital to build the Super highway
that will go South of Texas and into Mexico.

SPP documents reveal that out of 85 interstate highways, 83 of them are
slated to go under this agreement and toll roads are going down on them
already. The money from this operation with further fund the dismantling of
US sovereignty by seizing the infrastructure at it's very heart in a
bloodless coup.

The US is now being used as the primary tool of globalist corporate fascism
and the world is wrongly blaming the people of America for all the ills that
they perceive the US to be responsible for.

In 2007 Americans need to send a message to the rest of the world that they
are being used as puppets and are committed to fighting back against the
hijacking of their country. Parasites have attacked the central nervous
system of America, they have taken control of the central government and
expanded it's power, seized full control of the nation and turned it into an
engine of warfare to dominate other nations. And once they take over those
other nations, they will turn them into engines of warfare to project and
expand the power.

In order to revive America, its people need to expose the hijackers, the new
world order crime syndicate, and their programs and operations. Then people
on the left and right can wake up from this false paradigm and see that both
parties are controlled by the same private interest groups.

Americans also need to send a message to the rest of the world and punish
those who have enabled its downfall, such as a President who has been played
by private interest power mongers who have no allegiance to the
Constitution. The people need to show that they do not stand for the crimes
for which America has been used to commit.

Such action by the informed and educated people of America will represent a
bolt of electricity passing through the heart of the country and reviving
it. Without this the end game will be completed and America will remain
forever cold and dead.

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