Contrary to Expectation

Ralph Nader, HERE, enumerates 19 dangerous paradoxes of life these days that have undermined citizens acting like citizens in this country.

At least two partially explain why truths about the “9/11” attacks against the United States remain largely blanketed in the dust of government/news media obfuscation 18 years after the attacks:

#3. Never have people been able to use their right to free speech so unencumbered, yet a torrent of lies are now spread so freely and are often unchallenged.

#13. Never has there been more to read, yet there are so few readers reading. Historically, we have gone from illiteracy to literacy to aliteracy.

Headlined “Shame of a Nation” and “The 1% Rules and the 99% Let Them,” the list appeared Monday courtesy of the free Once Daily Digest Email service of

‘It Is What It Is’

Should “It is what it is” be the new American motto?

During our walks on Sept. 10 and 11 around downtown Pittsfield MA with “9/11 TRUTH” signs fore and aft, we shared a congenial minute or two with a young man in a black T-shirt bearing these words in white across his chest.

This morning I looked it up.

“When someone says this,” one source says, “it’s often an expression of resigned acceptance of a situation. It’s usually used to answer a question that cannot be adequately answered. … For example, when someone asks why something bad happened, the person to blame may already have apologized. When there’s nothing left to say or no way to answer questions about what happened, ‘It is what it is’ puts an end to the conversation, usually with a shrug. It’s another way of saying, ‘I don’t like it either, but there’s nothing we can do about it.'”

From another source: “Often used in the business world, this incredibly versatile phrase can be literally translated as ‘fuck it.'” The client changed the deadline to today? Well, it is what it is.”

Pertaining to the patently phony government narratives about how, why and by whom thousands were murdered on Sept. 11, 2001, untold billions of dollars stolen from the Treasury, millions killed abroad and and their cities destroyed, trillions spent on it all in the name of “democracy,” well …

It is what it is.

Good going, America.

This Just In . . .


I wish to recommend a 9/11 book, The Trigger, by David Icke (pronounced “Ike”), Ickonic Publishing 2019 September, ISBN 978-1-9160258-0-6. Fat softcover (800 pp of text), very detailed with ring of truth. Best of all, because he is apparently his own publisher, can be ordered through local bookstore. I am on page 196. Mark has already seen it.

Bruce H.

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HERE is an interview with the author, a longtime investigative journalist.


— Mark

Two Short Videos

The news media are wary in the extreme about the long-planned – and ongoing – mass murder and mega-theft of Sept. 11, 2001. Any serious or honest treatment of it to determine exactly what happened, how, why, and by whom, is verboten, forbidden by their owners and managers.

Today’s entry is drawn from the Internet. Please find two short videos below on “9/11.” Each is six or seven minutes long.

The first, HERE, contains excerpts of a gathering at the Unitarian Church of Souls in New York City last Sept. 7.

In the second, HERE, Ralph Nader responds in February 2017 to the question “Why have you been quiet about 9/11?”


An Upbeat Update

Here’s some good news about getting the word out. It revolves around a visit to Capitol Hill two weeks ago by firefighter Christopher Gioia of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department just outside New York City.

Ably packaged by Craig McKee of, the summary begins:

It was the most productive congressional outreach ever undertaken by the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

The citizen lobbying effort – three days in the halls of Congress after untold weeks of preparation – appears to have paid off.


Pittsfielders Speak

Perambulations SE 10 – 11

     Mark and I circulated along downtown Pittsfield streets wearing the “9/11 TRUTH” signs front and back (as on 2018 trans-Massachusetts walk), 2019 September 10 and 11. It was especially satisfying the second day ~ SE 11, displaying 9/11 TRUTH signs on the anniversary of the original events.

It was easier to encounter people and engage them in conversation compared to 2018, as this time everybody was on foot (or wheelchair) … although plenty of drivers honked, waved, gave thumbs up, or exclaimed out of open windows.

As it was last year, the impression was of overwhelming support of 9/11 truth. We did not approach people “cold”; only individuals or small groups who showed obvious interest in talking. To those persons we generally passed some 9/11 truth literature.

Conversations revealed an impressive volume of thought about 9/11 ~ real, concentrated, individual efforts to put together the many scraps of evidence (of “inside job” and more) into a coherent, rough but consistent whole of the 911 story, including nuggets of truth new to us.

Two “discussants” were from the other side, i.e. supporting the official government narrative of 9/11. Their responses were dismissive: “I don’t want to hear that nonsense,” or personally attacking: “Now you sound like Trump.” That too is typical of the opposition: dismiss or personally attack, and sidestep substantive debate. They reiterate officially approved arguments, in the process making evident their vacuity.

~ Bruce

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Sidewalk Perspectives

     Bruce and I encountered largely friendly – and relieved – reaction as we walked up and down the sidewalks of North, South, and nearby streets of downtown Pittsfield with our four “9/11 TRUTH” signs. (Thanks to Massive Graphics for quickly supplying a substitute for one of the four they made for our April and May 2018 walk from Provincetown to the New York State line that had been misplaced.)

My personal favorite of all the assessments of the U.S. government executive branch’s phony conspiracy narrative for the atrocities of 18 years ago, and counting, was this on Tuesday from a woman in a motorized wheelchair with a friendly small dog on her lap:

“It’s a whole fat-ass lie!”

This citizen had done her homework.

— Mark

A Good Week

Eighteen years and one week ago the world was unaware that two days later the United States would be the target of spectacular attacks killing thousands, which were immediately blamed on Muslim extremists, setting off a string of wars. Many Americans have moved on, accepting the U.S. executive branch’s account of the attacks. Others have not. This entry is about some of the latter.

* Last Wednesday, Long Island volunteer fire department commissioner Christopher Gioia and others met with an unspecified number of U.S. Representatives in Washington. They were calling attention to the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department Commissioners’ unanimous resolution (click and scroll way down) calling for a thorough reinvestigation of the 9/11 attacks, including the empaneling of a Special Grand Jury by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, to examine as-yet unprosecuted federal crimes connected to the attacks.

Watch a news conference at the National Press Club, HERE, in which Gioia is accompanied by Richard Gage of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, David Meiswinkle of the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, and Bob and Helen McIlvaine. The McIlvaines’ 26-year-old son was killed instantly by an explosion while in the ground-floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower, seconds before it was reportedly struck by a jetliner.

* Last Monday evening, Sept. 9, Dr. Leroy Hulsey, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, held a news conference on the 126-page draft report of the four-year study he and a team of doctoral students conducted on the collapse of the World Trade Center Building 7 on the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001. (It had not been struck by an airplane.)

The team’s final report will be released toward the end of this year after a two-month period for public comment on the draft study. For coverage by CBS affiliate KTVA of the draft report on Sept. 6, click HERE.

* In Boston last Wednesday, members of Boston 9/11 Truth – two of them dressed something like Samuel Adams and John Hancock might have been in the colonial era – conducted a sidewalk teach-in in front of the Statehouse and spoke with a number of state senators and representatives inside. For a glimpse of the event click HERE.

* In Pittsfield, MA, two of us, Bruce Henry and Mark Miller, spent several hours on both Tuesday and Wednesday walking around downtown wearing 9/11 TRUTH signs and speaking with fellow citizens (only those who approached us) about anomalies of the U.S. executive branch’s conspiracy narrative cloaking the 9/11 attacks. The great majority of the two to three dozen individuals we talked with were receptive to and sometimes quite knowledgeable about the case against the executive branch accounts of the attacks. Three were not.

* On Monday and Wednesday, the Berkshire Eagle published letters we had written (unbeknownst to each other) in response to a column Donald Morrison had written for the op-ed page, somewhat jocular in tone, on conspiracy theories. See his column HERE and our letters HERE and HERE.

* In Atlanta, San Diego, Seattle and elsewhere members of 9/11 Truth Action Project chapters got out and presented their perspectives of the attacks.

* Thursday’s New York Times carried an article by reporter James Barron. He noted of the previous day, “It was 18 years since terrorists commandeered airplanes and the twin towers were brought down.” The absence of cause-and-effect wording may signify that Barron, at least, wanted to distance himself from the executive branch account that the towers were struck by jetliners whose fuel set off office fires that brought down the two skyscrapers. His third paragraph recalled “the collapse of the twin towers in a blizzard of toxic dust and flaming debris.” The article, however, omitted mention of the 47-story third skyscraper that was the object of the UAF team’s study because it also came down as if by controlled demolition.

Hulsey Report News

Readers have until about 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, to download for free the draft report by Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), on the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 on Sept. 11, 2001. Click HERE for the 126-page draft report.

At the same link are directions for Dr. Leroy Hulsey’s presentation tonight at 10 Eastern Time at the UAF campus, in which he will outline his team’s findings.

The final report will be published after a two-month comment period open to the public.

Briefly, the draft report says the 47-story skyscraper, which  was not reported to have been struck by a jetliner that day, could not have been brought down by office fires. Like the Twin Towers nearby, however, Building 7 collapsed into its own footprint as if by controlled demolition.

In Search of Truth …

… Christopher Gioia and Joseph Torregrossa go to Capitol Hill on the 11th to meet with U.S. representatives.

The two Long Island firefighters are among the latest members in a persistent movement of people who want the “9/11” attacks on this country on Sept. 11, 2001, thoroughly reinvestigated.

As reported HERE, their volunteer fire department’s commission voted unanimously on July 25 that it “fully supports a comprehensive federal grand jury investigation of every crime related to the attacks … as well as any and all efforts by other government entities to investigate and uncover the full truth surrounding the events of that horrible day.”

As reported HERE, firefighters Gioia and Torregrossa will be in Washington on Sept. 11 — Wednesday of next week — to speak with as many members of the House of Representatives as they can about their commission’s resolution.

To read the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department commissioners’ 348-word resolution, click HERE and scroll down a bit.

In late July I phoned the Washington office of U.S. Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts’ 1st Congressional District asking him to meet with Gioia and Torregrossa. A courteous staffer said the commissioners should be directly in contact with his office to set up the meeting. I phoned them, got a recording, and then wrote them via THIS FORM on their website to be directly in touch with Rep. Neal’s office.

Any citizen who wants their U.S. representative to meet with the two firefighters should first telephone your U.S. representative and then write the fire commissioners saying you have made the request of your U.S. representative and asking them to request a meeting.

Thanks to Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry for their assistance in this effort. Read HERE about a U.S. Senate resolution calling for “Declassification of All 9/11 Documents.” It was adopted without objection nearly a year ago.

Call/Write U.S. Reps

Firefighters Christopher Gioia and Joseph Torregrossa will be on Capitol Hill in Washington next month to discuss the 9/11 Resolution their fire district commission in Nassau County, New York, unanimously adopted in July demanding comprehensive reinvestigation of all aspects of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on this country.

Anyone reading this can help. On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the two will speak with as many members of the U.S. House of Representatives as they can about the resolution of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire District Board of Commissioners.

It ” fully supports a comprehensive federal grand jury investigation and prosecution of every crime related to the attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as any and all efforts by other government entities to investigate and uncover the full truth surrounding the events of that horrible day.”

If — like the board of commissioners — you don’t accept the official 9/11 story, please telephone, email, or write a letter to your U.S. representative asking him or her to meet with Gioia and Torregrossa. Contact information is HERE for the House of Representatives. It includes the website address of each representative.

The two will be accompanied by Richard Gage, founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, and Bob and Helen McIlvaine, parents of 26-year-old Bobby McIlvaine, killed instantly on the ground floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower by an explosion seconds before the skyscraper was hit by a plane.

In one clause of the Resolution, the commissioners strongly endorse a petition before the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York reporting as-yet un-prosecuted federal crimes at the World Trade Center on 9/11 and calling upon the U.S. Attorney to present it to a special grand jury.

Another clause states: “the overwhelming evidence presented in said petition demonstrates beyond any doubt that pre-planted explosives and/or incendiaries — not just airplanes and the ensuing fires — caused the destruction of the three World Trade Center buildings, killing the vast majority of the victims who perished that day.”

The petition, filed and amended in April and July of 2018, was acknowledged in November by the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman, but it is unclear whether he has yet impaneled a special grand jury or a grand jury to investigate the crimes specified.

To hear and read an hour-long interview with Christopher Gioia, who wrote the commissioners’ resolution, click HERE. (The interview itself begins about eight minutes into the recording.)

For a previous entry in this blog on the resolution, including an article on its adoption, click HERE.