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8 House Members View Draft Bill on Independent Science/Tech Probe of WTC 1, 2, 7 Collapses

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30 WTC 7’s mortgage worth was $386 million. Sleuths for the insurer, Industrial Risk Insurers, certainly read FEMA’s indecisive verdict on the collapse because Silverstein sued them for $861 million—a profit of $475 million. That they settled so quickly—February 2002, five months after 9/11— instead of fighting the claim for years had to have raised eyebrows among arson detectives, insurance adjusters, and most of the insurers’ stockholders (“Silverstein May Use Insurance Money to Pay Bondholders,” Insurance Journal, June 7, 2002.

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[37] Ramon Gilsanz, Edward M. DePaola, Christopher Marrion, Harold “Bud” Nelson, World Trade Center Performance Study, Federal Emergency Management Agency (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2002), Chapter 5, 1, 20. NIST 2008 Report (NCSTAR 1A), 14, 16-19.

[38]  NIST 2008 Report (NCSTAR 1), 13-19. NIST 2005 Report (NIST NCSTAR  1-4C (http://wtc.nist.gov/NISTNCSTAR1CollapseofTowers.pdf [107]). “Timeline: WTC 7, BBC News, ND (http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/mpapps/pagetools/print/news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/conspiracy_files/7437516.stm [1]). Accessed on 10-9-08


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[39] NIST 2008 Report (NCSTAR 1A), 14, 16-19. The building was evacuated by 4,000 people within an hour, beginning at 9:45 a.m. (ibid., 14, 16).

[40] Ibid., 16.

[41] Charles V. Bagli, “Developer Scrambles to Save World Trade Center Deal,” The New York Times (http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0E6DE1539F935A15757C0A9679C8863&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=print [1]). Eric Darton, “The Process of Creating a Ruin,” Business Week(http://www.businessweek.com/print/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2001/nf2001105_5320.htm?chan=db [2]. Accessed on Oct. 9, 2009.  ‘America Rebuilds’—World Trade Center Clean-Up & Future, PBS TV, Sept. 10, 2002 (www.pbs.org/americarebuilds/imagining/index.html [1]).

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[42] NIST 2008 Report (NCSTAR 1A), 51. “WTC Owner Larry Silverstein gave order to "pull" Building 7” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3E-26oVIIs). “ ‘Pulling’ Building 7” (http://www.wtc7.net/pullit.html [1]).

[43] Richard Gage, “Undisputed Facts Point to the Controlled Demolition of WTC 7: Response to NIST’s Invitation for Written Comments, Dec. 31, 2007 (click here [passim]). Accessed on 10 – 1 - 08.

[44] NIST 2008 Report (NCSTAR 1A), passim. Letter from James R. Gourley, Tony Szamboti, Richard Gage, Graeme MacQueen, Ph.D., Steven Jones, Ph.D., Kevin Ryan, Niels Harrit, Ph.D., Ron Brookman, Chris Sarns, Kamal Obeid, SE PE, Scott Grainger, PE, Frank Legge, Bob Fischer, Justin Keogh, David Chandler, Gregg Roberts, “Scientists, Scholars, Architects & Engineers respond to NIST,” STJ911 Blog, Sept. 17, 2008 (http://stj911.org/blog/?p=42 [passim]). Email from Shane Geiger to Richard Gage, Sept. 30, 2008.

[45] (Letter to Stephen Cauffman, NIST, from James R. Gourley, et al., Sept. 15, 2008 (http://stj911.org/blog/?p=42 [passim]).

[46] Kevin Ryan, “The NIST WTC 7 Report: Bush Science Reaches Its Peak,” 911 Blogger, Sep. 11, 2008, (http://www.911blogger.com/node/17704 [passim]). Cartoons ridiculing the report began appearing on the Internet, circulated by those who have never have believed the results of any government-sponsored report on the WTC collapses (S. Harris cartoon, “NIST: “Then a Miracle Occurs,” George Washington, Aug. 21, 2008, (http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/print_friendly.php?p=NIST--Then-a-Miracle-Occu-by-George-Washington-080821-583.html[1]).

[47] Alan Miller, “Seven Senior Federal Engineers and Scientists Call for New 9/11 Investigation,” OpEdNews, Dec. 13, 2007 (http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/print_friendly.php?p=genera_alan_mil_071211_seven_senior_federal.htm [3]). Bill Willers, “Why Are ‘Progressive’ Media Burying 9/11?”OpEdNews, July 11,2008 (http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/print_friendly.php?p=Why-Are--Progressive--Medi-by-Bill-Willers-080711-105.html [1]). “Seven Senior…, op. cit., 4.

[48] Interview, Corriere della Sera, Nov. 30, 2007. Philip Dru, “Transcript of Japanese Parliament’s 9/11 Testimony, Jan. 14, 2008, New World Order Truth, (http://www.nwotruth.com/transcript-of-japanese-parliaments-911-testimony[passim]). Drew Noftle, “Petition to Investigate 9/11 Read in Canadian Parliament,” June 13, 2008 (http://www.911truth.org/article_for_printing.php?story=2008061583720429 [1-2]). Kiwi Clare, “Russia Will Televise 911 Truth on Sept. 11, ”PrisonPlanet Forum, Sept. 9, 2008. (http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?action=printpage.topic=57924.0 [1]).

[49] The New York Times/CBS News, Oct. 5-8, 2006. Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission (New York: Knopf, 2006) (http://www.independent.org/printer.asp?page=%2Fnewsroom%2Farticle%2Easp?id=1785 [passim]). ————, “Ed Asner Wants Ballot Referendum  for New 9/11 Probe,” gothamist, Aug. 13, 2008, (http://gothamist.com/2008/08/13/ed_asner_wants_ballot_referendum_fo.php [1]).

[50] Nick Juliano, “9/11 widows call for new investigation after revelations of White House, commission ties,”therawstory, Feb. 5, 2008, (http://rawstory.com//printstory.php?story=9156   [1]). 9/11 co-chairs Kean and Hamilton have declared that an independent second investigation of experts, rather than political appointees, was vital to getting at the truth about 9/11 and accountability.[50]

Aaron Dykes, “Gore Vidal Calls for New 9/11 Investigation ‘Before We Find Our Leaders Dragged Off to The Hague in Chains’,” Jones Report, Nov. 2, 2006 (http://www.jonesreport.com/articles/021106_vidal.html  [2]).————, “Ed Asner Wants Ballot Referendum  for New 9/11 Probe,” gothamist, Aug. 13, 2008, (http://gothamist.com/2008/08/13/ed_asner_wants_ballot_referendum_fo.php [1]).Sen. Mike Gravel, “The Real Lessons of 9/;11,” The Huffington Post, Oct. 3, 2008 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sen-mike-gravel/the-real-lessons-of-911_b_63733.html?view=print [1]).   Carly Zander, “Former Governor Jesse Ventura Says WTC Collapse a Controlled Demolition,” Send2Press, April 3, 2008 (http://send2press.com/newswire/print/news_2008-04-0403-004.shtml [1]).Justin Martell, “Dennis Kucinich—‘Because I can, I will’ investigate aspects of 9/11,” 911truth.org (http://www.911truth.org/article.phpj?story=20070406830339464 [1]). ‑‑‑‑———————— “Ron Paul Wants New 9/11 Investigation,”Operation Awakening, April 4, 2008, (http://operationawakening.wordpress.com/2008/04/04/ron-paul-wants-new-911-investigation [1]). Scott McLarty and Starlene Rankin, “Greens express support for Cynthia McKinney’[s] call for a new investigation and release of 9/11 files…,”Green Party.org, Sept. 11, 2008 ([1-2]).  Steve Watson, interview with Ralph Nader, Infowars website, Sept. 11, 2008  (http://www.infowars.com/?p=4454&print=1 [1]). Cindy Sheehan, “Reflections on 9-11,” Cindy for Congress, Sept. 10, 2008 (www.CindyforCongress.org [1]).

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