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Arabesque



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:51 am    Post subject: A 9/11/2008 Resolution: Start Your Own 9/11 Blog! Reply with quote

9/11 Activists, Start Your Own 9/11 Blog! (If you are fed up with the silent Corporate Media)

* Part 1: A 9/11/2008 Resolution: Start Your Own 9/11 Blog!
* Part 2: Why Should You Start a 9/11 Blog or Website? Understanding Page Rank
* Part 3: Don't Know How to Blog? Explaining Some Blog Features on Blogger.com

By Arabesque

9/11 truth activists often complain about the Corporate sponsored media (MSM) and their collective silence when it comes to explosive 9/11 information. As just one example, Dr. Steven Jones, Physicist Challenges Official 9-11 Story was listed at #18 in the top 25 censored stories of 2007, by Project Censored.

But Jenny Sparks points out this surprising fact: 91% of the users of the Total911TruthNOW website do not have a blog. Does this hold true for other 9/11 forums? Think about this for a second: if you are serious about exposing the 9/11 cover-up, this means you are going to have to get your voice heard by effectively promoting 9/11 information. Joining a forum is a start, but if you are tired about the MSM not reporting 9/11 information, why not do something about it by starting your own blog?

As I explained on the truthaction.org forum,

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... I would recommend it for anyone who is serious about 9/11 awareness... If you don't speak up, no one will hear you and the 9/11 cover-up will continue. It's that simple. I've had people tell me that reading my stuff has made a difference for them, and that's good enough for me... Even just creating a blog and linking to credible 9/11 sites... improves search rankings and brings new visitors to these sites.


Don't wait for someone else to expose the 9/11 cover-up. Get involved by reporting and promoting 9/11 information. Every person who speaks out by spreading credible information, 9/11 truth websites, and films will make a difference. If the MSM is not going to report 9/11 information, are you just going to keep waiting for them to do this, or are you going to take action and do something about it? Instead of passively reading information and listening to radio shows, why not get involved by spreading this information by promoting it on a blog? As Col Jenny Sparks explains, starting a blog is free:

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Not everyone is ready or able to shell out for a site/hosting. This is where 911Blogger and other re-existing forums come in. But don't forget our lovely FREE corporate online service providers like Blogger.


A short tutorial by a support coordinator at blogger.com demonstrates how easy it is to setup a blog.



Free blog hosting sites include:

* Google's Blogger
* LiveJournal
* WordPress

And of course, 911blogger.com. Along with participating in the 11th Day of the Month Campaign and other types of activism, all of these things will all add up together and the MSM censorship blockade and gatekeepers will be completely irrelevant.

If you start a new blog in part because of this article, link to it here so that others will add your blog to their links. Websites that are connected by many links get more traffic and are found higher in search rankings. For example, I get around 100 visitors a day to my blog and a lot of this traffic comes from search engines. This is why it is worthwhile to create your own separate blog: it can improve the rankings of sites like 911blogger.com and 911truth.org.

Don't forget to link to other 9/11 websites and blogs. Here are some that I especially recommend (although everyone will make their own list and have their own preferences):

Definitely include these sites:

http://www.911truth.org
http://911research.wtc7.net
http://www.stj911.org
http://www.cooperativeresearch.org
http://www.ae911truth.org
http://www.911blogger.com

Others that I recommend include:
http://truthaction.org/
http://truthmove.org
http://www.ultruth.com
http://www.visibility911.com
http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/index.php
etc. There are too many to mention

Supporting these sites by linking to them can only increase traffic to these sites and can only help build the 9/11 truth movement.

Why not make your 9/11/2008 resolution to start a 9/11 blog and become part of the alternative media to expose the 9/11 cover-up?
Can you think of a single good reason why any single 9/11 activist does not operate their own 9/11 blog or website?

...

Create a new blog, publish at least one post and I will add your site to this list. Post your blog link at 911blogger.com or truthaction. Any sites that wish to endorse the campaign I will add to the endorsement list.

I encourage all participating sites to link to each other.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.google.com/webmasters/add.html

if you search igoogle for "9/11" you only get a debunker site . . .

Why?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Part of the 11th day of every month campaign?

Why not create your own blog and post your images on this blog?

It's a cumulative effect. By creating a blog and promoting your actions online, linking to http://truthaction.org, you will make the campaign even more visible and effective.

You can post your new blog here or on 911blogger:
http://www.911blogger.com/node/17097

I encourage people to forward my A 9/11/2008 Resolution: Start Your Own 9/11 Blog! campaign to other forums.
http://arabesque911.blogspot.com/2008/08/911-activists-start-your-own-911-blog.html
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ways that this campaign could be disrupted:

I already know all the tricks, but I'll tell you some of the main ones and my suggestions for countering these tactics.

Ways that this campaign can be disrupted:

1. Avoid debating which websites to include on your links. I suggested a few websites, and I'm not excluding you from choosing your own. This is a personal choice and is not mandatory. Make this a positive campaign and refuse to get into debates over which websites to include on the links.

2. I will not include blogs/websites that emphasize ad hominem attacks or discredited research. Period. Blogs that do this will be taken off of the list.

Ways that this campaign can be successful:

1. It will create a new wave of 9/11 bloggers in time for the 9/11 anniversary and beyond.

2. It will create more exposure for existing 9/11 websites by increasing their visibility online.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 9/11/2008 Resolution: Start Your Own 9/11 Blog!

New 9/11 Blogs/Websites:

* http://911reports.wordpress.com
* http://911truthaotearoa.myfreeforum.org/index.html
* http://michaelfury.wordpress.com
* http://stj911.org/blog
* http://911awakening.com
* http://www.focus911.blogspot.com
* http://visibility911.com/ford
* http://coopassembly.blogspot.com
* http://moltomuerto.blogspot.com
* http://sftruthaction.blogspot.com
* http://londontruthaction.blogspot.com/
* http://arcterus911.blogspot.com/

Existing 9/11 Blogs and Websites endorsing A 9/11/2008 Resolution: Start Your Own 9/11 Blog!

* 911truth.org
* http://truthaction.org
* http://www.911blogger.com
* http://arabesque911.blogspot.com
* http://www.edmonton911truth.com/
* http://tellstruth.webs.com/index.htm
* http://coljennysparks.blogspot.com
* http://www.911truthla.com
* http://blog.natanael.biz
* http://aotearoaawiderperspective.wordpress.com
* http://crazyrichguy.wordpress.com
* http://ghettovilleusa.blogspot.com
* http://truthgonewild.blogspot.com
* http://zombieamerica.blogspot.com
* http://www.threebrain.blogspot.com/
* http://oneworlddeath.blogspot.com/
* http://hawkeyi.blogspot.com
* http://twenty13.wordpress.com/

Create a new blog, publish at least one post and I will add your site to this list. Post your blog link at 911blogger.com or truthaction. Any sites that wish to endorse the campaign I will add to the endorsement list.

I encourage all participating sites to link to each other and I will add all new sites to my link list.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have one too!

http://blog.natanael.biz

Its in Swedish guys... But i have a google translation which is 99% accurate.

I reach out to my friends and thier friends. I started with nothing and today i have had 500 something visitors. I KNOW 4 people of these that did not have A CLUE of this before and i helped them wake up. The feeling of helping others up is the BEST KICK EVER. And bare in mind this is a NOTHING blog. 500 visitors... I mean If my nothingblog have helped 4 people i have DONE A GOOD JOB.

START BLOGGING PPL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why Should you start a 9/11 Blog or Website? Part 2--Understanding Page Rank

1. Part 1: A 9/11/2008 Resolution: Start Your Own 9/11 Blog!
2. Part 2: Why Should you start a 9/11 Blog or Website? Part 2--Understanding Page Rank

By Arabesque

A 911blogger user named Orangutan writes:

Quote:
"I didn't understand the concept of linking an article in multiple places means higher search ranking. That makes sense."


This is an important concept. How does a Google search actually work? How do they determine what websites get higher rankings in search results? Well it turns out that they invented a mathematical formula to determine website rankings. Wikipedia explains:

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"PageRank is a link analysis algorithm that assigns a numerical weighting to each element of a hyperlinked set of documents, such as the World Wide Web, with the purpose of "measuring" its relative importance within the set. The algorithm may be applied to any collection of entities with reciprocal quotations and references. The numerical weight that it assigns to any given element E is also called the PageRank of E and denoted by PR(E)."


Rankings go from 0-10. 911blogger currently has a rating of 6. My blog has a rating of 4 (so does truthaction.org). Now, as you can imagine, if I have a high traffic website and I link to another website, I am increasing the visibility of that website more than linking from a website that has no visitors. You can download the google toolbar, which will disclose the page rank of any website you visit. Wikipedia explains that, "The Google Toolbar's PageRank feature displays a visited page's PageRank as a whole number between 0 and 10. The most popular websites have a PageRank of 10. The least have a PageRank of 0."

There are other important factors for page ranking. If you link to yourself (i.e. with your own website) a million times, it will not affect page rank. Why? Because sites with their own IP address do not contribute to the value of a website link. This is pretty clever because Google realized that if you linked to your website a million times on your own site, you could artificially make it appear higher in search rankings. Which is why Google designed this formula to avoid this potential issue.

For example, if I had 1000 links from just truthaction.org or just 911blogger to my website, these links would all have the same IP address. This means that having many links from the same website is not as valuable as having links from many different websites. The variety and number of websites is what will increase page rank, visitors, and exposure for 9/11 truth. In other words, if we all just hanged out at 911blogger and didn't make our own blogs, we would have limited exposure. By creating separate sites we are significantly increasing exposure for not only sites like 911blogger, but for 9/11 awareness, which is what really matters.

Which it turns out, this is another incentive to create your own 9/11 blog or website. By doing this, you are increasing the visibility of sites like 911truth.org and 911blogger when you link to them, assuming that you add links to these sites.

Let's take for example, the 11th day of every month campaign. If all of the photos were only posted at truthaction.org, not many people will come across this activism. By having thousands of 9/11 activists creating their own blogs, posting their own activism and linking to sites like truthaction.org and 911blogger.com, the 9/11 truth campaign's exposure would be increased by a significant degree.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three new blogs created due in part to inspiration from this initiative.

Arabesque wrote:

travellerev wrote:
Thank you for your tireless work Arabesque,

Your call to start our own blogs has finally energised me to build the website to go with our 911 forum in NZ it aims to become a NZ oriented 911 library so that our local 911 truthers can send people to the site to get the information they need to educate themselves.

Is bare bone and still needs a lot of info added but at least it's up and running.

Thanks again

www.aotearoaawiderperspective.wordpress.com
www.crazyrichguy.wordpress.com


That's great.

Anyone who has an existing 9/11 blog or website and wishes to endorse this campaign, you can leave a message here or at truthaction.org.
http://truthaction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=19207#19207

I'm adding these blogs to the list and I will add them all to my links sidebar.

Blogging is fun and you won't regret it. Don't be afraid to jump in the waters.

I will be keeping track of progress:

http://www.911blogger.com/node/17150
michaelfury wrote:

Here's my attempt:

http://michaelfury.wordpress.com

Thanks for the inspiration, Arabesque.

http://truthaction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=19489#19489
Ennealogic wrote:

[Thanks] you for the brilliant suggestion for increasing 9/11 visibility. I've been blogging (irregularly) for a few years, but recently created a new blog and copied all my 9/11 related posts to it. I still need to add more links to related blogs/sites, but I'll keep working on this as I can. I wholeheartedly endorse the notion you are promoting


Who will be the next activist to create a new 9/11 blog?

I am keeping track on my blog and in this thread:
http://truthaction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=19207#19207
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"page rank is influenced significantly by the amount of people that link to your site... you do want external links that link to your site... these can come from a number of sources. The top four sources would be blogs, authoritative sites (government sites), articles... and press releases. My preference among all of those... is blogs. Links from blogs is an easy way to get links back to your site."




In other words, by creating 9/11 blogs and collectively linking to 9/11 websites (like 911blogger, 911truth.org, and 911research), you are increasing the visibility of these and other 9/11 truth websites to new visitors. By cross posting your blogs at 911blogger and your own site, you are increasing the visibility of 9/11 information. Can you imagine how this would help increase the visibility of a campaign like the 11th Day of Every Month if everyone started their own blog and posted their activism? By doing so, you are increasing the visibility of this campaign, which will lead to new visitors, more awareness, and a growing 9/11 truth movement.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In other words, by creating 9/11 blogs and collectively linking to 9/11 websites (like 911blogger, 911truth.org, and 911research), you are increasing the visibility of these and other 9/11 truth websites to new visitors.


And you're really irritating people who don't want that to happen. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick 2-minute demonstration on how to set up a blogger.com blog. Yes, it is that easy.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't Know How to blog? Explaining Some blog features on blogger.com

I will explain how to add a links list, commenting, the blog editor, and commenting. Want to learn how to add a permanent menu to your blog with links? Read on.

How do I Add links?

Blogger.com has some very user-friendly commands that make setting up a blog and organizing it very easy. After setting up a blog and logging in, you can add links by editing “layout" from your dashboard.



Layout can also be accessed here:



This video explains how to add a "link list" to the sidebar of your blog:



You can create multiple link lists. For example, on my blog, I have link lists for 9/11 sites and blogs. When you create lists and add-on elements to your blog, you can easily move them around by dragging them in the layout screen.

How do I create a menu or list of content on my blog?

Let's say you have important articles, activism, videos, etc. that you want to permanently highlight on your blog. Normally, when you post on your blog, new entries "push" older ones below. By creating a sidebar that permanently links to material you want to highlight, this content will be easily retrievable and permanently visible.

There are two main ways to do this. From the layout screen, you can select either the "text" or "list" options from the "add a gadget" icon.



Text:

Using the text gadget allows you to create whatever text you want, add hyperlinks, etc. This is just like a text editor like Microsoft Word. When you post articles on your blog, each blog will have its own address, which means you can directly link to these pages on your sidebar. Add text and a hyperlink (like this) and important content is highlighted on your blog sidebar after you save your changes.

List:

The "list" gadget allows you to create a list of items. This video explains:



How do I control Blog Comments?
Comments on blogs can be allowed, moderated, or not allowed.



How Do I Use the Blog Editor?

The Blogger.com help website explains some of the function of their blog editor and the three modes of editing:

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Blogger's post editor has three modes:

* Compose: a wysiwyg mode where you manipulate text with formatting buttons
* Edit HTML: a raw mode where you edit the html manually
* Preview: renders a full-body preview of the post, including its Title, links and images




The "what you see is what you get" (or wysiwyg) editor is like a typical, Microsoft Word text editor.



A good tutorial for the functions can be found at Waynejohn.com.

The most important functions are for posting images



and adding hyperlinks.



How do I add HTML code and applications to my blog?

Let's say you want to add a website counter to track visitors or add a banner. For example, the truthaction.org forum has a new banner. How can I add this to the side of my blog? With the layout tab, select "add a gadget" and choose "HTML/JavaScript". Copy the HTML code and paste it into the box provided. In this case:

Code:
<a href="http://truthaction.org/forum"><img src="http://truthaction.org/images/forumbanner.jpg"></a>


As I explained, one of the important reasons for starting your own blog is that by linking to 9/11 sites like 911truth.org and 911blogger.com, you are increasing their visibility and the number of people who visit these sites.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How Can You Expose the 9/11 Cover-up by Starting a Blog?

The corporate media has proven that they are largely not interested in covering incriminating 9/11 information. Because of this, there are many reasons that 9/11 activists should run their own 9/11 blog or website. As I previously discussed, simply running a 9/11 website increases the visibility of 9/11 information when you link to other 9/11 websites, videos, and media. What are some things that you can do by starting a 9/11 blog to bypass gatekeepers and the corporate sponsored media?

Reporting and Citing 9/11 News, Research, and Information
Creating Transcripts of Video, Radio, and Other Media
Reporting Your Own Activism
9/11 Research
Critical Review
A Note about Disinformation and Misinformation

Reporting and Citing 9/11 News, Research, and Information


Quoting excerpts of articles posted from news articles and 911blogger increases their visibility when they are hyperlinked. As well, videos are easily re-posted on blogs and promoting a selection of media is going to attract a variety of visitors.

When quoting articles, they should be preceded by an introduction that describes the content you are quoting. It is essential at the very least to establish “who” is being quoted. Longer excerpts can be shortened with (…). It is helpful to quote excerpts and links to original articles for full reading.

Example #1:

In 2002, a Bush official widely believed to be Karl Rove, explained how the media is manipulated to “create our own reality”:

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“The aide said that guys like me were ‘in what we call the reality-based community,' which he defined as people who ‘believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.’ I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. ‘That's not the way the world really works anymore… We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors… and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.’”

Ron Suskind, Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush, New York Times, October 17, 2004

It is helpful to cite the source in the event the link is no longer available online.

Example #2:

President Bush explains how the public is manipulated:

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"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."

George Bush, May 24, 2005

Example #3:

In a letter given in response to Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice and family members, NIST, the organization tasked with explaining the collapse of the World Trade Center admitted, "We are unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse."

Shorter quotations (3 or less lines) do not have to be placed in a separate line, as seen above.

In some cases it may be necessary to add clarification to quotations. For example, the identity of someone referenced in a quote may be unclear. “He said it was false” could be replaced with “[Bob] said it was false”.

Creating Transcripts of Video, Radio, and Other Media

By making transcripts of videos, radio interviews, and other media, they can be more accessible. Even partial excerpts can be very useful when long interviews or videos can have noteworthy information worthy of being highlighted.

Example:

Jersey Girl" Patty Casazza and 9/11 Family Member Bob McIlvaine: 9/11 Symposium, West Hartford Ct, 11/03/07



Quote:
“The Government knew… other than the exact moment… they knew the date, and the method of which the attacks were supposed to come... And none of this made it to mainstream media. None of it made it into the Commission.

And yet, again, all of your Representatives, on the day that the Commission book came out, were on their pulpits saying, “What a fabulous job this Commission has done. A real service to this nation.” And it was anything but a service. It was a complete fabrication.”


In this example, 9/11 blogger and activist Jon Gold made a transcript of this video on 911blogger.com. Because of this, the text shows up in search engines and those who do not have time to watch a longer video can read a transcript or even partial transcripts. These excerpts can also be highlighted with bold and italic.

Reporting Your Own Activism

By reporting your activism on a blog or website, you are making your own news.

Truthaction.org: 11th day of Every Month

SAN DIEGO, Aug 11, 2008



If every activist posted all of their photos and information on one website it will only have limited exposure. By cross posting activism on your own blog and a main site like truthaction.org, you are significantly increasing the visibility of your activism. As I explained in another post, internet search engines rank websites based on how many different websites link to them. This is apart from the obvious fact that having activism posted in more than one location makes it more visible. If you are viewing this photo above, it only proves my point. Would you come across this information if it was not actively promoted? The cumulative effect of a virtual army of 9/11 bloggers would be dramatic, leaving gatekeepers and the corporate sponsored media in the dust.

9/11 Research

By researching, you are increasing awareness about 9/11. Posting articles involving your own research is a great way to get involved, and it can be a challenging, but rewarding pursuit.

Quote:
“The whole mystique of intelligence is that you acquire this… very valuable information covertly… if truth be told, about 80%—eight, zero—of any of the information that one needs is available in open source materials.”

Ray McGovern, 27-year CIA analyst in the film 9/11: Press for Truth

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“The craft of CIA analysis was designed to be an all-source operation, meaning that we analysts were responsible – and held accountable – for assimilating information from all sources and coming to judgments on what it all meant. We used information of all kinds, from the most sophisticated technical collection platforms to spies to open media. Here I have to reveal a trade secret, which punctures the mystique of intelligence analysis. Generally speaking, 80 percent of the information one needs to form judgments on key intelligence targets or issues is available in open media. It helps to have training from past masters of media analysis, which began in a structured way in targeting Japanese and German media in the 1940s. But, truth be told, everyone with a high-school education can do it. It is not rocket science.”

Ray McGovern, George W. Bush: A CIA Analysis, www.antiwar.com/, August 22, 2007

Although we don’t know the entire truth about what happened on 9/11 without an impartial investigation, Ray McGovern just let you in on a little secret. 80% of the information that we need to know already exists in the public domain.

This is why a resource like Paul Thompson's Complete 9/11 Timeline is particularily valuable. When it comes to 9/11 research, I also recommend Jim Hoffman’s 911 Research. These are two outstanding resources for 9/11 research. With the example of Jim Hoffman’s website, his attention to detail and careful review of information should be a model for any serious 9/11 investigator. He carefully cites his information so that researchers can go back to the original sources. Another excellent resource is the Google search engine. A good way to learn how to research is to look at the work of 9/11 researchers like David Ray Griffin, Michael Ruppert, and others.

It is particularly useful for 9/11 researchers to focus on information that is not covered in depth anywhere else. Writing about topics that no one else has written about or covered in depth “fills in the gaps” of 9/11 knowledge. For example, although many had remarked about the promotions following 9/11, I could not find a complete article anywhere that addressed all of the evidence surrounding this issue. To remedy this situation, I wrote an article entitled, Cui Bono? The 9/11 Promotions. As hard as it is to believe that no one wrote an article completely addressing all of the promotions following 9/11, do a search for “promoted + Richard Myers +Ralph Eberhart +Montague Winfield + Bowman + Michael Maltbie + David Frasca” to confirm that this is true.

Critical Review

By reviewing articles, research, websites, and videos, you are helping others sort through 9/11 information. Critical reviews not only increase awareness of 9/11 issues, they help others to critically evaluate 9/11 information.

Jim Hoffman, (who has written many critical reviews) explains I think quite clearly the need for critique within the 9/11 truth movement in his critical review of the 9/11 documentary, 9/11 mysteries:

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“The Necessity of Critique

· “Without a method to distinguish true from false theories, investigations of the crime will remain mired in ambiguities.

· The scientific method is the proven method of distinguishing between true and false theories.

· The scientific method depends on critique (peer review).

· A culture hostile to critique is antagonistic to science and to the development of a persuasive, actionable case for investigation of the crimes of 9/11/01.

· Such a culture supports stereotypes of challenges to the official story as irrational and faith-based. “


In this same analysis, Jim Hoffman observes that, “[to] be successful [the] '9/11 community needs to create a culture conducive to critique…”

This leads to my next point. There is a difference between critique and ad hominem. As Hoffman explains, “Rational critique is discouraged [by some within the 9/11 truth movement] and reframed as… censorship… divisiveness… [and] infighting.” In other words, we should not confuse personal attacks with constructive critique. As I discussed in an article about divisiveness within the 9/11 truth movement, ad hominem attacks can be exploited to disrupt the 9/11 truth movement.

A Note about Disinformation and Misinformation

Fact checking and corroborating sources is essential. Although this may be a tedious process, by being careful you are less likely to promote misinformation. What is misinformation? Misinformation is the unintentional promotion of false, inaccurate, or misleading information. Here is what I consider to be a classic example of 9/11 misinformation. It is often reported that “no hijacker names” appear on the flight manifests. From the 9/11 research website, Jim Hoffman writes:

“According to the official story, teams of four and five Islamic hijackers took over Flights 11, 175, 77, and 93. Victims lists for the four planes published by CNN and elsewhere are free of Arab names… This fact has been highlighted as suspicious by some researchers describing the lists as passenger manifests. However, these lists are not passenger manifests, but lists of victims… CNN describes its criteria for including persons in its memorial in a pop-up window labelled ‘About this site’… ‘(Those identified by federal authorities as the hijackers are not included)… In July of 2006 a large collection of documents was published on a website containing prosecution and defense exhibits for the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui… The faxes, reproduced below, include the names of the alleged hijackers.’”

This is a perfect example of misinformation. As you can see, referring to “victim lists” as if they were “passenger lists” is significantly misleading.

When false information is spread deliberately in an attempt to mislead, confuse, or misinform, it is an example of disinformation. As I argued in my article, 9/11 Disinformation and Misinformation: Definitions and Examples, the official story of 9/11 itself is Disinformation—information that is intentionally promoted to mislead through omission and distortion. Official reports consistently fail to investigate or comment upon or even mention blatant contradictions, contradictory timelines, contradictory evidence, and contradictory statements.

Conclusion

When it comes to 9/11 activism, you are only limited by your imagination. Anyone can get involved by blogging about 9/11 information, making transcripts of 9/11 media, reporting your own activism, making your own 9/11 research, and making your own critical reviews of 9/11 news, research, and other media.

By creating a blog and posting links to 9/11 information, you are taking part in the effort to expose the truth about 9/11. If only a small number participated in the effort to inform the public about 9/11, the results would be small. By simply creating a 9/11 blog or website, you are increasing the visibility, search ranking, and amount of visitors who encounter 9/11 information, 9/11 websites, 9/11 activism, and other 9/11 news, video, and media. Creating a blog or website and linking to 9/11 information is in itself taking action to expose the 9/11 cover-up.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my attempt:

http://michaelfury.wordpress.com

Thanks for the inspiration, Arabesque.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael Fury wrote:
Here's my attempt:

http://michaelfury.wordpress.com

Thanks for the inspiration, Arabesque.


Awesome. Glad to have you aboard. I added your site to my list of links.
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