Dean Hartwell's book, "Planes without Passengers: the Faked Hijackings of 9/11," reached the top of Amazon's charts for large print books on history. He has authored three others: "Facts Talk but the Guilty Walk:the 9/11 No Hijacker Theory and Its Indictment of Our Leaders," "Dead Men Talking: Consequences of Government Lies" and "Truth Matters: How the Voters Can Take Back Their Nation."
Dean has a law degree and works for a local public agency in Southern California.
What is the Real Story about Jesus?
Now that we are close to Christmas time, let's get the story about Jesus straight. It seems we are not really celebrating a birthday of a person, but the birth of a myth that we ought to know better than to believe literally.
Monday, November 14, 2011(1 comments)
Confessions of a Fantasy Football Team Owner
I own a fantasy football team and enjoy playing in it, even when my team does poorly. But I think back on an era in professional football when classic rivals slugged it out every year to the delight of fans.
Sunday, November 6, 2011(1 comments)
New Book By Jim Mason Confirms Legacy Of John B. Anderson
The John B. Anderson independent presidential bid in 1980 was noteworthy. A straight-talking candidate who told audiences what they did not want to hear competed against the Republican and Democratic candidates. A new book explains why there is so little margin of error for independent and suggests how one could actually win.
Thursday, October 13, 2011(3 comments)
Why We Believe Lies
Most people would probably acknowledge they tell lies, but few of us would admit that we believe them. Here is how we con ourselves.
Sunday, August 28, 2011(10 comments)
Why Professional Football Matters
It's not really about the game, but about our decision to care about things we may not have much control over. If we never risk losing, how do we ever win at anything?
Sunday, April 3, 2011(13 comments)
There Is Only One Party in the USA - the War Party
If the President of the United States asked us "Shall we go to war or be at peace?" there is one group of people that would choose war. Though a minority by number, the War Party makes decisions for all of us.
Friday, February 18, 2011(4 comments)
The United States Must Begin a 12-Step Program for Hypocrisy
The United States' actions of benevolence dwindle and our arrogance over bombing and controlling other nations rises. Before we get what is coming to us, we need to acknowledge the dark side of our history and renew our spirit by following constitutional values. The 12-step approach is the best way to do this.
How to Spot an Internet Bully
If you have something to say on the Internet, be prepared to get a response! But be careful of your audience who may try to make you the issue instead of your ideas. Here is how to spot those detractors so that you can walk away and talk to those who really listen!
Sunday, January 30, 2011(9 comments)
Myths Make the United States Worth Lying For
The truth is covered up by the beliefs of those who do not accept it. If we could ever see through the myths we have been given in place of the truth, we would be a country worth dying, not lying, for.
Monday, January 17, 2011(3 comments)
Ronald Reagan Was the First American Idol
Now that we are close to Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday, we should distinguish between myths and facts about him and his presidency. Idolatry of any politician prevents us from having the discussions we need.
Sunday, December 5, 2010(1 comments)
Democrats Should Stop Playing the Good Cop
The 2000 Election controversy took place ten years ago and should remind us what happens to those who are not willing to fight back against their political opponents. President Obama should stop pulling punches on Don't Ask, Don't Tell and start throwing them!
Saturday, December 4, 2010(1 comments)
A Juror's Tale: How to Fight When You Have No Rights
If you go on jury duty, remember that the whoever loses the case will be watching you for anything they can use to their advantage. You really won't have any rights, either, but here is something I learned from experience as to what to do if the judge ever calls you.
With No Values, the United States Will Never Have Justice
What do we really believe in? We talk about democracy and freedom and yet we start senseless wars and crush people who get in our way. Why? Because the ones who lead (i.e. gain popularity) never learn to value anything but the praise of others, which does not good in the making of sound decisions. It all starts at a young age.
How to Fix a Broken Government
The key to fixing our government is to simply make sure that the people who have the answers to questions to them are talking directly to the public.
Thursday, October 21, 2010(1 comments)
The Tea Party Can't Save Us until It Saves Itself First
The Tea Party employs vague ideas like fiscal responsibility to gain voters. They may do well in the upcoming elections but will not fare well in governing. They need to tell us where they would cut the budget, what they really believe about interpreting the Constitution and recognize that no one is better than anyone else.
Saturday, September 11, 2010(6 comments)
The 9/11 Official Theory Box
If your conclusion about 9/11 is restricted to the four planes crashing at the crime scenes, then you will miss my conclusion. Open your mind to different possibilities by taking off a box that you may have had when you were a kid.
Saturday, September 11, 2010(2 comments)
Total Number of Hijackings on 9/11: ZERO
Is there anything about the official 9/11 story that is true? This essay proves that there were no hijackings on that day and that most of the passenger names given to the public are those of people who never existed or who died prior to 9/11/01! This is an excerpt of a much larger work on 9/11 forthcoming from Dean Hartwell.
Saturday, September 4, 2010(5 comments)
9/11 Passengers Landed in Cleveland
I continue to research passengers seen in Cleveland on 9/11/01 who have never been officially accounted for. Are they a missing link to finding the truth about that day? I think so and I will continue to write more on this subject.
Saturday, August 21, 2010(1 comments)
The Hartwell Manifesto - Creating Dialogue the USA Needs Now
The problems we face may appear to be deep and even impossible. That is because we speak to each other about politics with too much emotion and too little reason. We can do better. Questions lead to answers and sometimes the very breakthroughs that we need.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010(3 comments)
How a Minority Becomes a Majority
Public opinion on whether same-sex marriage should be allowed has risen over the years to the point where it is now about evenly split. Change is never easy, but those who want to promote a minority point of view would be wise to express the expansion of people's rights and tolerance of others. Courts have repeatedly favored these concepts and have persuaded the public to adopt them as well.
Saturday, August 14, 2010(4 comments)
Reverse the Revolution of 1963
The future of our nation is really in our hands. We could continue to elect leaders who are merely symptoms of the revolution of 1963. Or we could stop listening to a small group of wealthy people, the War Party, tell us what we need and instead think critically for ourselves.
Thursday, August 12, 2010(1 comments)
The Social Utility of Watching Professional Football
Watching football offers more than just the thrill of seeing if your favorite team can win the big game. When we understand the strategies that coaches and players face under the pressure of time, we can evaluate our own critical thinking skills.
Friday, August 6, 2010(2 comments)
How to Address the Issue of Illegal Immigration
If people just want to say "Deport all of the illegal immigrants" without offering a solution as to how to keep them from getting here or for identifying them or for adjusting to an economy that no longer includes them, is it a surprise that Congress has not acted?
Sunday, August 1, 2010(5 comments)
Road to 9/11 Truth Goes through Cleveland
This is an executive summary of a longer essay which contends that planes and passengers wound up in Cleveland on 9/11. There were no hijackers but instead a big lie by the plotters, who forgot to hide from public view the "smoking gun" of the crime: 200 passengers who were seen that day but never again.
United States History 101 Taught by the Republicans
The Republican lessons: it is OK to lie as long as troops have already been sent in support of the lie; that it is OK to change the law to prove that a Democrat broke it; that the federal government is useless unless it can help fix an election for a Republican; that tax cuts are the answer even before the question is asked; and if someone plays a tough guy in the movies, he must be tough in real life
What Do You Mean I am Ruining YOUR Nation?
So much for "this land is your land, this land is my land." Some people on the right are polluting the air of speech with comments that would be funny if they were not offensive. I am giving them the answers here that they typically do not wait to hear.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010(6 comments)
The Secrets of Our Society Are Out!
Like little kids who taunt others with the saying, "I know something you don't know," there are those in our society who tell us something we cannot prove or disprove - that if the government had secrets, we would know about them. Get a step ahead of them with the logic presented here.
Sunday, June 20, 2010(7 comments)
Can the 9/11 Truth Community Handle the Truth?
This article challenges those who seek the truth about 9/11 to quit the name calling and work together to wake the public about what really happened. Like a baseball team, different people in the community have different skills they should use to help. (Bickering isn't one of them!)
We Must Make Our Economy Independent of Permanent War
War is not the preferred option of our leaders. It is the only option. Those who benefit from war policy like contractors, stockholders of contractors and talking heads have little opposition in getting the ear of our leaders.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Replace the Pledge of Allegiance
Recently, a federal court reversed a decision made eight years ago that would have removed "Under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. We should simply replace the pledge with ideas that really make sense.
Let the People Decide the Truth about 9/11
If there is any chance the government is involved in a crime, there is no reason to allow it to investigate it. The solution to getting the truth about 9/11 and other government-assisted conspiracies is let the experts present their case to the public and let us vote.
Ending the Great Depression
Our economic crisis mirrors psychological depression. The solution to both stems from an understanding the difference between depression and hopelessness.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010(1 comments)
How to Win the Game against Government Conspiracy
If you believe as I do that government agents have committed criminal acts against us, you should be wondering what we can do about it. It is a game that we can win once we understand why the government plays it.
Friday, January 29, 2010(13 comments)
Stop Shooting Conspiracy Theory Messengers
When was the last time you saw anyone propose a conspiracy theory in the mainstream media? The problem is not over facts, but instead over fear of what facts about conspiracy mean.
Monday, January 18, 2010(1 comments)
The Living Will Envy the Dead
Instead of merely mourning for those who die tragically, like those in Haiti, we should find a way to minimize the loss of lives around the world. It will take humility, decency and a strong commitment to human rights for all.
Friday, January 8, 2010
The Real Terror Is at Home
How could a man with no baggage, no passport and payment in cash get on board an international flight? Logic will tell you he had some help. But we are too afraid to ask who that helper is.
What Al Gore Should Have Told Us 12/13/2000
The ninth anniversary of Al Gore's concession speech to George W. Bush is approaching. What we did not learn from that experience we can certainly learn now. Here is the speech he should have given.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Ask the Right Questions if You Want the Right Answers
Some questions simply serve to elicit what we want to know. We need to ask ourselves and our leaders critical questions that draw out all important parts of an issue. Better decisions on issues like Afghanistan will follow.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Truth Hurts but Myths Ruin the USA
Myths abound in our nation, but all they do is ease the pain of seeing reality about our rights, our responsibilities and our history. We are better off acknowledging the truth.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009(9 comments)
Democrats Must Take Sarah Palin Seriously
Mocking another party's candidate will backfire. The candidate's party usually stands by them. So the Democrats should understand Sarah Palin's popularity before deciding what approach to take against her.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
School Busing Revisited - Bus the Teachers Instead!
I feel fortunate to have had the educational and work opportunities that I have had. It stems from the side of the tracks on which I was born. To give others good opportunities, let's move the teachers over the tracks to teach them.