Vanity Fair has obtained copies of the just released 9/11 NORAD Tapes and has posted them on their website for you to hear along with the full transcripts.
It is quite shocking and very different from the impressions given in the news reports and claims from the U.S. Government all these years.
The exercises of running multiple war games of planes being mock-hijacked and crashed into the same high profile targets that morning as happened in real life effectively confused and created chaos that delayed NORAD’s response. Just as what happened with the mock drills of train bombings that took place in London at the exact same time as the real bombings. Improbable extremely unlucky coincidence or necessary intended diversion? NORAD successfully intercepted and scrambled air force jets around planes that entered restricted air space or went off course 67 times between September 2000 and June 2001. Why not on September 11th were they able to scramble jets on time with any of the off course planes? That day, NORAD had access to only 4 fighter jets for the entire Eastern Seaboard. No shoot-down permission was ever granted that day by the relaxed military command.
The scheme placed first in the competition of ten Swiss-American team’s designs for the replacement of the Washington D.C. residence of the Swiss Ambassador.
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By Dan Eggen
(via Washington Post)
Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon’s initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate.
Suspicion of wrongdoing ran so deep that the 10-member commission, in a secret meeting at the end of its tenure in summer 2004, debated referring the matter to the Justice Department for criminal investigation, according to several commission sources. Staff members and some commissioners thought that e-mails and other evidence provided enough probable cause to believe that military and aviation officials violated the law by making false statements to Congress and to the commission, hoping to hide the bungled response to the hijackings, these sources said.
By THOMAS HARGROVE and GUIDO H. STEMPEL III (New York Post)
August 3, 2006 — More than one-third of Americans suspect federal officials assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East, according to a new poll.
The survey also found that 16 percent of Americans speculate that secretly planted explosives, not burning passenger jets, were the real reason the massive Twin Towers of the World Trade Center collapsed.
The national Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll of 1,010 adults also found that anger against the federal government is at record levels, with 54 percent saying they “personally are more angry” at the government than they used to be.
Vegan chic? Sounds like a misnomer but guess again. Enter NYC-based Moo Shoes, an online boutique that offers a broad range of cruelty-free, fashion-forward shoes, belts, clothing. I discovered them after a two-year search for stylin’ faux leather boots and fell in love instead with a few of their retro-inspired pumps and multi-toned sneakers. Sisters Erica and Sara Kubersky founded the business in 2001, where their first on-the-ground boutique was ironically located in a former butcher shop! They’ve since moved to a spot in lower East Manhattan, but will ship products virtually anywhere by UPS. Lots available for guys and dolls alike at surpringly affordable prices.
Mineral Makeup is the hottest new trend in Makeup Fashion. From MAC to Urban Decay, Physicians Formula, Bare Escentuals, Jane Iredale, everyone seems to be offering mineral lines now. People love the purity, versatility, and lightness of the makeup. It doesn’t feel like you have anything on, it’s not heavy or oily like standard makeup. It doesn’t clog the pores or need any chemicals or preservatives that can cause skin reactions, breakouts and health concerns. The purist products are pure crushed minerals with nothing added. NY Times recently reported on this new Beauty Trend:
Paint the town green with accessories made from recycled inner tube tires. Hardly any new resources used, and the old inner tubes come from discarded truck and tractor tires – which usually have around 60,000 miles on them before Heather English saves ‘em from landfills. The Fan Belt is pictured above accompanied by The Cruiser.
Sign the fur-free pledge and you’ll be automatically entered to win a trip for two (including airfare, lodging, and tickets) to join Jay McCarroll in New York City at his fur-free fashion show on September 15, sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States!
Wearing fur or fur trim is cruel and unnecessary. Help save foxes, rabbits, and other furbearers from suffering in the name of “fashion” by signing the fur-free pledge. Whether caught in steel traps in the wild or anally electrocuted after life in a cage on a fur farm, these animals suffer immensely. When compassionate consumers like you take a stand against cruelty by refusing to purchase fur or fur trim, designers will stop using fur, retailers will stop selling it, and fashion writers will stop reporting on it as an acceptable trend. You have that power with every purchase you make.
RUSSIANS BAN MICROWAVE OVENS
After the World War II, the Russians also experimented with microwave ovens. From 1957 up to recently, their research has been carried out mainly at the Institute of Radio Technology at Klinsk, Byelorussia. According to US researcher William Kopp, who gathered much of the results of Russian and German research – and was apparently prosecuted for doing so (J. Nat. Sci, 1998; 1:42-3) – the following effects were observed by Russian forensic teams:
Are you thinking about building a new home or you currently own a home? Well you should think seriously about adding a green roof. They do some amazing things. They clean the water coming off your roof when it rains, helping remove any pollution in the water, and they keep your house well insulated. They also help fight the heat island effect all major cities have. Normally to install a green roof, you need to install a pretty expensive and heavy system, but Toyota is looking to change all of that with a new grass roof tile system.