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9-11 Unforgotten - Part Five

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9-11 Unforgotten, Part Five

Boogah-boogah!This is the fifth installment in a planned set of ten Raging Pencils comics, each addressing facets of 9-11... and I haven't even gotten to the attacks on the WTC yet.


They did research on cell phone connectivity in planes in the aftermath of 9-11 and discovered that the possibility of getting a call through, even when the plane was as low as 4000 feet, was only about .5 percent. This is to say nothing of the hand-off problem as the plane passes over one cell tower after another at 400mph.

Meanwhile, passengers onboard the hijacked aircraft on 9-11 were seemingly making calls like they were just down the street at Starbucks. And maybe they were.

To me the calls sound either staged and forced or eerily calm. Be sure and view the video below and listen closely to CeeCee Lyles call to her husband. Not only does she refer to their children as "my children", there's a creepy, "Great job" whispered at the end. Odd.


In researching this series I've stumbled across some really interesting new information, not the least of which is this story about the NTSB data. It seems an Australian researcher, working independently, dug through the NTSB data and discovered the cockpit doors on all the planes had remained locked throughout the hijackings.


And you can find more details about Super Fun Pilot Hani Hanjour here.



Republican Job Creation Update

john boehner"We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs." - John Boehner, February 10, 2011.

The following is #77 in a list of Republican job creation activities since they gained control of the House in 2011. None, sad to say, have yet to result in one, single new job.

(77) 9-6-2011: Michelle Bachmann has a brilliant new answer for lots of high-paying jobs... slash the corporate tax rate to zero.... except corporate America is already paying an effective rate of zero. Even so, job creation is down the dumper. Back to the Etch-A-Sketch, Michelle.

NOTE: As a result of an unexpected wave of enthusiasm for the Republican Job Creation update now has its own web site. It will remain on the RP but a web site of its own will raise its visibility on the 'net as we progress towards the critical 2012 elections. And I thank you for your support.


Dump Fox News

Fox News Lies!And what manner of lie is Fox News spewing today? They've edited a James Hoffa speech to make it seem like a call to violence. Those little scamps.

Click here to help Drop Fox from your cable system.

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Today's Google Chow.

September 11,2001
A number of cell phone calls were reportedly made by passengers from the four hijacked planes on 9-11. One of them went as follows:

" Mom? This is Mark Brigham. We are getting hijacked. You do believe me, don't you?"

July 27, 2004
Press Release - "Travelers could be talking on their personal cellphones as early as 2006. Earlier this month [July 2004], American Airlines conducted a trial run on a modified aircraft that permitted cell phone calls." - American Airlines

Yes, cell phones did not work on commercial aircraft in 2001. So who actually made those calls and where did they come from?november 27,2009

September 11, 2001
Flight 77 takes off for los angeles. Like all commercial aircraft it has a sensor on the pilot's door, recording when it opens or closes.

November 27, 2009
According to uncovered NTSB flight data the pilot’s door for flight 77, the one which crashed into the Pentagon, was never opened while in flight.

September 11, 2001
Hani Hanjour, the only hijacker listed as a pilot on flight 77, could not successfully solo a Cessna 150, according to his flight instructor.

September 11, 2001
The 757 that Hanjour is alleged to have crashed into the Pentagon is recorded performing maneuvers that exceed the skills of an experienced fighter pilot.

So we have a plane that wasn’t hijacked, filled with people making impossible phone calls, flown perfectly by a man who couldn’t fly, and which struck the Pentagon so exactly that it never disturbed the lawn....

And that’s still not all of the questions.