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Ricky Desantis: A 9/11 Survivor Speaks Out

This week’s guest is a courageous individual and a supporter of AE911Truth who was at, and in the South Tower and witnessed 9/11 firsthand. Despite experiencing severe emotional and physical trauma like so many thousands of other 9/11 survivors, he is speaking out for the first time on what he witnessed at the site before, on, and in the days after 9/11. In this interview he tells his own 9/11 story, talks about the process he went through that prompted him to speak out on what he experienced, and why he’s calling for a new investigation into 9/11.


BREAKING NEWS ON 9/11 INVESTIGATON DELIVERS A DEATH BLOW TO THE OFFICIAL COVERUP: In a stunning radio interview, 9/11 survivor Ricky Desantis reveals ALL NEW photographic information and a personal testimonial about the airplanes that struck the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

Before racing into the South Tower, DeSantis grabbed up all the disposable cameras at the kiosk outside his office. Ergo, every word is documented by photographic evidence, which he shared this summer with Richard Gage and Architects & Engineers for 911Truth. Notably, 110 TV networks from around the world were strategically positioned on the NORTH SIDE of the Complex. All of DeSantis’ evidence comes from the South side, where all the action took place...

Posted by nationalize the fed | Tue Sep 23, 2014, 11:31 AM (4 replies)

The Turning Point


James May, Top Gear: "This is the Future of Motoring"
Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Sep 22, 2014, 11:53 AM (5 replies)

How Australia Perfected Solar Power and Then Went Back to Coal

Julian Morgans Vice.com Aug 27 2014

Photo: Clean Energy Council

There was a time in the 1980s when Australia led the world in solar technology. To begin with, Australia receives more solar radiation per square foot than anywhere on the planet, and that presents an obvious advantage. But the true catalyst was geography: two thirds of the country consists of uninhabited desert. This posed problems for engineers tasked with constructing a national telephone network in the early 1970s. The solution was to build remote relay stations powered with solar energy, which at the time was a fledgling, expensive technology. Yet by 1978 the national provider, Telecom, had developed reliable solar cells that could be installed affordably across the country and be infrequently maintained. International recognition came in 1983 when Perth was tapped with hosting the Solar World Congress.

Fast-forward to 2014 and Australian solar power is in a very different place. This week a proposed solar farm with 2,000 dishes—capable of powering 30,000 homes—was canceled amid uncertainty about the future of renewable energy. This comes at a time when every one of the country’s proposed solar farms are on hold and coal operators push legislation to strangle solar proliferation. So what happened?

“Power generators and NSPs (network service providers) are scared,” says Giles Parkinson, who is the editor of the green news site Renew Economy. “There will always be a grid, but it’s just a question of where that power comes from. Now we’re at the point where rooftop solar, subsidized by solar farms, is becoming a cheaper option. You see this with the internet affecting telcos, with digital cameras and film—it’s inevitable with new technology. But in Australia it's catastrophic because we used to be leaders, but we're now going backwards.”

Like most of the world, Australia swings between climate disavowal and action. In the 1980s Australian solar power was federally funded. Then, in the mid 90s, the incoming government scrapped the Energy Research and Development Corporation. Broadly speaking coal became the energy source of choice, until July 2012, when Australia introduced a fixed-price tax on carbon emissions. This carbon tax was part of a slate of climate initiatives called the Clean Energy Plan, which also legislated that 20 percent of electricity would come from renewables by 2020...
MORE: http://www.vice.com/en_au/read/how-australia-perfected-solar-power-then-went-back-to-coal

Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Sep 21, 2014, 09:34 AM (2 replies)

An Energy Revolution is Underway in Uruguay

Anahi Aradas Vice.com September 10, 2014

A wind farm in Uruguay. Photo: Anahi Aradas

As if Uruguay's legalization of marijuana wasn't progressive and revolutionary enough compared to the rest of the world, the small South American nation is coming close to realizing a goal of complete energy independence — in a place with no known oil reserves.

A massive national endeavor is underway to construct wind farms, and Uruguay's private and public sectors are investing heavily in energy alternatives in an effort to generate electricity that is not dependent on petroleum. The changes have already reduced energy costs for consumers.

In a wide-ranging interview with VICE News, Ramon Mendez, director of Uruguay's energy administration, said that 84 percent of the country's electricity was generated from natural resources like wind, water, and agricultural waste (also known as biomass) in 2013. That pace is holding this year, and Mendez said he expects that rate to hit 95 percent in 2015.

As a result, the country managed to cut energy bills for consumers by 5.5 percent as of this July. Authorities have promised that more reductions are on the way. "Uruguay) will never again use oil to generate electricity," Mendez told VICE News. The progress will mostly be thanks to a source of energy that Uruguayans enjoy in abundance — the wind...MORE


Uruguay, Japan and Germany are doing something about their energy needs while the US is starting another war. What's a few more borrowed billion dollars to enrich the "defense" industry? "American Exceptionalism"
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Sep 21, 2014, 09:22 AM (4 replies)

IRENA: Solar Photovoltaic prices have declined 80% since 2008

PV Magazine 11. September 2014

Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant. (KYOCERA Corporation)

In a recently published report, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) traces the development of solar photovoltaic and its dramatic decline in costs.

IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin says in REthinking Energy (PDF) -- the first edition in a new IRENA series -- that solar PV costs fell by two-thirds between the end of 2009 and 2013 – "a speed of change comparable to that seen in the IT revolution."

Indeed, PV prices have fallen by 80% since 2008 and are expected to keep dropping. Furthermore, the report says commercial solar power reached grid parity last year in Italy, Germany and Spain and will do so soon in Mexico and France.

Solar deployment outpaced wind for the first time in 2013, reaching around 38 GW...

...The report found that technology cost reductions have been driven by:

*Efficiency improvements: The efficiency of solar PV modules in converting sunlight into electricity has improved by around 3%-4.5% per year for the last 10 years

*Economies of scale: Integrated factories are scaling up processes, providing competitive equipment prices and amortizing fixed costs over larger output

*Production optimisation: More efficient production processes and improvements in supply chain management continue to provide cost reduction opportunities...

MORE: http://www.pv-magazine.com/news/details/beitrag/irena--pv-prices-have-declined-80-since-2008_100016383/

Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri Sep 19, 2014, 10:06 AM (0 replies)

Toyota quietly rolls 2015 fuel cell car into town

Marco della Cava, USA TODAY September 17, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – One automaker's vision of the transportation future sat parked under a broiling sun not far from AT&T Park baseball stadium Tuesday. But the blackout tint on the sedan's windows wasn't to keep the interior cool, but hidden.

Toyota quietly rolled into town with the newest addition to its eco-conscious fleet, the 2015 FCV. That stands for Fuel Cell Vehicle and translates to hydrogen power. The car hits dealers in the middle of next year, but the company remains mum on pricing and what surrounds the passengers...

...Toyota's first hydrogen-powered production car – the result of some seven years of refining the technology and reducing manufacturing costs – joins small lease-only runs of Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell and Honda FCX Clarity vehicles. Other automakers, including Mercedes-Benz and General Motors, also have small fleets of fuel-cell cars on the roads...

...Says Farnsworth: "What first responders desperately couldn't find was power. So we (found) the FCV could be set up to double as a source of electricity to power your home in the event you lose power for some time. You never know when you may need that."...

Posted by nationalize the fed | Thu Sep 18, 2014, 10:17 AM (8 replies)

Secret Government papers reveal how flag will look if Scotland votes for independence

Paul Harris dailymail.co.uk 31 March 2014

For more than two centuries it has been respected around the world as a sign of Britain’s greatness. Now the Union Jack, the nation’s proudest symbol, is poised to get a history-making new look – minus the Scottish saltire.

Secret Government papers propose ditching the cross of St Andrew, a white X on a blue background, that makes up a third of the current design if Scotland votes for independence, the Daily Mail can reveal today...

...The Daily Mail can confirm that the Scot-free flag is already in production at Britain’s longest-established producer.

Undercover pictures taken inside Flagmakers of Chesham, Buckinghamshire, show a red and white design exactly as described on the Downing Street papers.

more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2593781/Scot-free-Union-Jack-gets-Yes-vote-makeover-Secret-Government-papers-reveal-flag-look-Scotland-votes-independence.html

Yes it's the daily mail but maybe they're right about this
Posted by nationalize the fed | Thu Sep 18, 2014, 08:30 AM (17 replies)

Ex-Senator: FBI covered up 9/11 investigation

Mike Deeson, WTSP September 11, 2014

Sarasota, Florida -- On the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we are now learning of allegations of a major FBI cover-up that connects Sarasota and the 9/11 hijackers to the Saudi Arabian government. As 10 Investigates discovered, there is a growing chorus calling for the reopening of the 9/11 investigation and it is being led by one of Florida's most influential leaders: former Senator Bob Graham, (D- FLA).

Fmr. Senator Bob Graham, (D-FLA)[/center]

...According to Graham, the FBI has been covering up that fact for years, and continues to try and hide it even now. Graham says he is convinced there was a direct line between some of the terrorists who carried out the September 11th attacks and the government of Saudi Arabia.

Graham says the U.S. government doesn't want the American public to find out the Saudis financed the attack, because we provide billions in military aid to Saudi Arabia. "That would certainly change our attitude toward arming Saudi Arabia," Graham says...

...The FBI claims it turned over all of its 9/11 files to the Congressional Committee. But Graham -- who also headed the Congressional Committee Investigation into 9/11 --says he asked other commission members who confirmed they did not receive any documents from the FBI concerning the Sarasota investigation...

..After having said there were 'no' documents about the investigation in Sarasota, 'no' has now become 80,000 pages." Graham adds,"I think that should be stunning...


In our next story, we will tell you all about what the new documents reveal and why Graham and other members of Congress are concerned.
Part 2:

...The Tampa Division of the FBI was aware of a man visiting Florida from Tunisia who went to a dumpster in Bradenton to dispose of several items including:

*A manual on terrorism and Jihad.
*Flight training information from the flight school the 9/11 hijackers trained at.
*A map of an unnamed airport.
*Printed maps of Publix shopping centers in Tampa Bay

But the FBI never informed Congress, despite telling them it released "all the documentation pertaining to the 9/11 investigation."...
Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Sep 17, 2014, 05:51 PM (11 replies)

NewYorker.com: The Twenty-Eight Pages

Lawrence Wright NewYorker.com September 9, 2014

George W. Bush and Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi Ambassador to the US, on 8-27, 2002, at Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas. Eric Drapper/The White House via Getty

On the bottom floor of the United States Capitol’s new underground visitors’ center, there is a secure room where the House Intelligence Committee maintains highly classified files. One of those files is titled “Finding, Discussion and Narrative Regarding Certain Sensitive National Security Matters.” It is twenty-eight pages long. In 2002, the Administration of George W. Bush excised those pages from the report of the Joint Congressional Inquiry into the 9/11 attacks. President Bush said then that publication of that section of the report would damage American intelligence operations, revealing “sources and methods that would make it harder for us to win the war on terror.”

“There’s nothing in it about national security,” Walter Jones, a Republican congressman from North Carolina who has read the missing pages, contends. “It’s about the Bush Administration and its relationship with the Saudis.” Stephen Lynch, a Massachusetts Democrat, told me that the document is “stunning in its clarity,” and that it offers direct evidence of complicity on the part of certain Saudi individuals and entities in Al Qaeda’s attack on America. “Those twenty-eight pages tell a story that has been completely removed from the 9/11 Report,” Lynch maintains. Another congressman who has read the document said that the evidence of Saudi government support for the 9/11 hijacking is “very disturbing,” and that “the real question is whether it was sanctioned at the royal-family level or beneath that, and whether these leads were followed through.” Now, in a rare example of bipartisanship, Jones and Lynch have co-sponsored a resolution requesting that the Obama Administration declassify the pages...

...Two weeks after Hazmi and Mihdhar got to L.A., a benefactor suddenly appeared. Omar al-Bayoumi, a forty-two-year-old Saudi national, was an employee of the Saudi aviation-services company Dallah Avco. Although he drew a salary, he apparently never did any actual work for the company during the seven years he spent in America. Bayoumi was in frequent contact with the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C., and with the consulate in Los Angeles; he was widely considered in the Arab expat community to be a Saudi spy, though the Saudi government has denied that he was.

Bayoumi and a friend drove from San Diego, where they lived, to L.A. Bayoumi then went to the Saudi consulate, where he spent about an hour meeting with an official in the Ministry of Islamic Affairs named Fahad al-Thumairy, whom he considered to be his spiritual adviser. (In 2002, Thumairy was stripped of his diplomatic visa and deported, because of suspected ties to terrorists.) Afterward, Bayoumi and his friend drove to a halal restaurant in Culver City. Bayoumi later told investigators that, while eating there, he happened to overhear two men—Hazmi and Mihdhar—speaking Arabic with Gulf accents. He struck up a conversation with them and soon invited them to move to San Diego. He set them up in the same apartment complex where he lived. Because the hijackers-in-training did not have a checking account, Bayoumi paid their security deposit and first month’s rent (for which they immediately reimbursed him). He also introduced them to members of the Arab community, possibly including the imam of a local mosque, Anwar al-Awlaki—later to become the most prominent spokesperson for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula...


28 ways you can help get the 28 pages de-classified

1. Write to your representative or call them at 202-225-3121. Send a letter in minutes with our ready-to-print letters.
2. Write to the president or call the White House at 202-456-1111 and ask the president to keep his pledge to 9/11 families.
3 and 4. Write to your two senators or call them at 202-224-3121 to ask them to introduce legislation similar to H.Res.428. Here’s what to say.
5. Follow @28Pages on Twitter.
6. Use #declassify when discussing the subject in social media...

"If you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to fear"
Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Sep 17, 2014, 03:18 PM (2 replies)

Time: Ukraine Gas Co hiring friends & family of Kerry & Biden while seeking to influence Congress

Ukrainian Employer of Joe Biden’s Son Hires a D.C. Lobbyist
Michael Scherer Time.com July 7, 2014

Hunter Biden, Director, Burisma.com

An obscure private Ukrainian natural gas company has been hiring friends and family of Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden, while seeking to influence Congress

When Vice President Joe Biden’s son, R. Hunter Biden, joined the board of a private Ukrainian oil and natural gas company this spring, he explained his new job as a legal one, disconnected from any effort to influence the Obama Administration. In a press release, the younger Biden boasted of his abilities on issues like improving corporate transparency.

But the company, Burisma Holdings, did not disclose at the time the scope of their plans for influencing the U.S. government. Recently released documents show that Biden’s hiring coincided with the launch of a new effort to lobby members of Congress about the role of the company in Ukraine and the country’s quest for energy independence.

David Leiter, a former Senate chief of staff to Secretary of State John Kerry, signed on to work as a lobbyist for Burisma on May 20, 2014, about a week after Biden announced he was joining the company, according to lobbying disclosures filed this month...
MORE: http://time.com/2964493/ukraine-joe-biden-son-hunter-burisma/

Hunter Biden’s new job at a Ukrainian gas company is a problem for U.S. soft power
Adam Taylor Washington Post May 14

Vice President-elect, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., left, stands with his son Hunter during a re-enactment of the Senate oath ceremony, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Around the world, there is a major perception that U.S. foreign policy is dictated by a thirst for oil and gas. For example, a 2002 Pew Research poll found that 75 percent of French respondents felt that the United States-led invasion of Iraq was a simple ruse to gain control of Iraqi oil. And that isn't just what the "cheese-eating surrender monkeys" think either: Establishment figures in the United States such as Sen. John McCain and former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan have both made statements that suggest they buy into it, too...

Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Sep 17, 2014, 09:51 AM (1 replies)
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