Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The bandwagon of authorities has a new seat

Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth


Make that two new seats:

Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth


joining these:

Patriots Question 9/11


Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth


Firefighters for 9/11 Truth


Pilots for 9/11 Truth


Lawyers for 9/11 Truth


Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth


Coming: Cerebral Cortexed for 9/11 Common Sense

I am happy to see these people speaking out. But please remember, the bandwagon effect and appeals to authority are why so many Americans believed the patently absurd official lies in the first place.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Representative Kanjorski: Dupe or Shill?

In the video linked below, we see Congressman Paul Kanjorski (D-PA, 11th District) on CSPAN, responding to a citizen's criticism of the September 2008 bailout by claiming as follows:

"On Thursday Sept 15, 2008 at roughly 11 AM The Federal Reserve noticed a tremendous draw down of money market accounts in the USA to the tune of $550 Billion dollars in a matter of an hour or two.

Money was being removed electronically.

The treasury tried to help with $150 Billion.

But could not stem the tide.

It was an electronic run on the banks

The treasury intervened but had they not closed down the accounts they estimated that by 2 PM that afternoon. Within 3 hours. $5.5 Trillion would have been withdrawled and collapsed and within 24 hours the world economy."


And here we have a strong showing that this was false:


With the Kanjorski Meme still spreading (see Ben Smith, Andrew Leonard, Moldbug, and more), I think I'm finally able to squash it with some hard figures: there never was a $500 billion outflow from any asset class in the space of a couple of hours or even weeks, and the Fed never shut down or froze any money-market accounts.