astroboy777 wrote:Time for a second look!
I believe he is the murder target of the Feds.
Many of us were very distressed to learn that David Ray Griffin was seriously ill, but had no detailed news about him. He is now considerably better and has sent us the following report. Apparently he is quite frail and experiences difficulties talking.
An Account of My Recent Illness(es)
David Ray Griffin
I experienced some serious illnesses during June and July that almost resulted in my death. Because many people have kindly expressed interest in my condition, and also because I do not wish to repeat myself dozens of time, I have written up this account.
Background: I had experienced some medical problems starting in 1990 that are relevant to the recent conditions, although these illnesses themselves involved no serious concerns.
In 1990, 1995, and 1957, I had back operations for herniated discs. Although the firsts of these three operations involved serious pain, there were no complications, hence nothing serious.
Then in 2005, my doctor discovered something potentially more serious: my aortic valve developed serious stenosis (due to rheumatic fever I had as a child). My aortic value was replaced by a pig valve. As before, there were no complications.
However, hospital operations occasionally lead to diseases, so the fact that I had so many operations with no complications must be considered lucky. In 2010, my luck ran out.
In June of 2010, I had a 4th back operation. It was by the same surgeon, and it was quite simple – so simple that I was able to leave the hospital the third day. Also, during my first week at home, my healing seemed to continue with no problems.
But, things suddenly became problematic. During the following weeks, I became increasingly unable to walk. Finally I was sent to the emergency ward, where a staph infection was diagnosed in my spinal disc. The staph infection, moreover, had reached the heart value. As a result, I suffered a stroke. This was only a minor stroke, but did produce some aphasia.
Luckily, the doctors, learning the correct antibiotic, began getting the staph infection under control.
However, there was another problem: New back surgery was needed in order to clean up the disc.
After I spent five days in ICU, I was considered doing well enough to be transferred from the hospital to the rehabilitation center. But I almost immediately experienced congestive heart failure, so I had to go back to the hospital - an event that, incredibly, took 12 hours just to get readmitted into the hospital.
In any case, besides dealing with the congestive heart failure, my body faced the most dangerous problem: my aortic value (which had been replaced in 2005) had become infected. And then the infection eroded the tissue under the valve, thereby the aorta was becoming detached from the heart.
The heart surgeon needed not only to replace the pig value. He also needed to replace a piece of the aorta. He worked on this twofold problem for six hours.
During this operation, my wife was warned by the surgeon’s assistant that I might not make it. But after several hours during which she thought that I might well die, I did survive.
I myself had not fully understood how closely I came to dying. I clearly understood this only weeks later, on the day I was to check out of Rehab. Commenting on how well I NOW looked, my back surgeon said that he had figured that I was lost.
Survival, however, was not the end of the journey For several weeks, I would need to take antibiotics and about 15 additional medications. Also, reading has been made difficult by the stroke, but a new pair of glasses should help greatly.
The most long-term effect from my illnesses will be the aphasia resulting from my stroke. I have been working on this for several weeks, but the failure to find the words I am looking for is still pretty serious. Although I can sometimes talk for several minutes without any errors, I at other points am unable to locate very simple words ((often with hilarious results).
I will, of course, not do interviews as long as I am seriously troubled by aphasia, so it will probably be many months before I do any interviews.
To summarize: On the one hand, I went through a difficult period of about two months, during which I could have died from a number of causes. On the other hand, my life was saved by some superb surgeons, with the help of my wife. And so I am recovering. Whether I will do much intellectual work in the near future remains uncertain at this time.
My thanks to everyone who has expressed concern.
http://www.911hoax.com/domaincloak.asp? ... 8h0LjdMry0
by Richard Gage and Gregg Roberts
Global Research, October 13, 2010
Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth - 2010-10-04
AE911Truth Delivers the Evidence to the Media: Press Conference - National Press Club – Washington DC
Ed. – This is the actual 10-minute statement read by Richard Gage, AIA, to the media at the AE911Truth press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC on September 9, 2010.
Good afternoon, my name is Richard Gage, AIA. I’m a member of the American Institute of Architects; I’ve been a licensed architect for 22 years; And I’m the founder of the non-profit organization, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth).
As a group, we now have more than 1,270 architect and engineer petition signers. Collectively, we have more than 25,000 years of building and technical experience. This press conference is being given by our petition signers and supporters today in 65 [it turned out to be 67] locations around the world, including 30 states and 4 countries.
Today, we’re here to inform you that we have uncovered evidence that the official investigations into what happened to the World Trade Center skyscrapers on 9/11 were deeply flawed, or worse. The scientific forensic facts we have discovered have very troubling implications.
For example, a technologically advanced, highly energetic material has been discovered in World Trade Center dust from the 9/11 catastrophe.
This follows the discovery, by the United States Geological Survey and others, of high concentrations of unusual previously molten iron-rich microspheres in the WTC dust. These microspheres can only have been formed during the destruction of the World Trade Center at temperatures far higher than can be explained by the jet fuel and office fires. Those fires, we are told by engineers employed by NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, were allegedly the cause of the World Trade Center’s destruction. The discovery of this advanced energetic material, in the form of red/gray chips distributed throughout the dust, both explains the iron-rich microspheres and confirms the inadequacy of the official account of what happened that tragic day.
Even before the microspheres and red/gray chips had been identified and brought to our attention, we were deeply concerned about other aspects of the destruction of these iconic buildings, and how they were investigated. More than two dozen firefighters, engineers, and other witnesses reported seeing substantial quantities of molten iron or steel, flowing like lava in the debris under all three World Trade Center high-rises. Office fires and jet fuel cannot possibly reach the temperatures necessary to liquefy iron or steel. A mixture called thermite, consisting of pulverized iron oxide and aluminum, CAN generate temperatures above 4000°F -- far more than is needed to melt iron or steel, which melts at about 2750°F.
The energetic material that was found in the WTC dust by an international team of scientists (led by Niels Harrit of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark) was reported in the peer-reviewed Bentham Open Journal of Chemical Physics. It consists of nano-engineered iron oxide and aluminum particles 1000th the size of a human hair, embedded in another substance consisting of carbon, oxygen, and silicon. The sizes of the iron oxide particles are extremely uniform, and neither they nor the ultra-fine-grain aluminum platelets could possibly have been created by a natural process such as a gravitational collapse or the impact of jetliners. The red/gray chips in which these particles were found exhibit the same characteristics as advanced energetic materials developed in US national laboratories in the years leading up to 9/11. They have no reason to be in this dust. Given all the horrific costs in human lives, lost civil liberties, and trillions of tax dollars spent in response to the official account of 9/11, there can be no more urgent need than for our country and the world to find out who put those materials in the World Trade Center – and why.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php? ... &aid=21436
Monday, 29 November 2010 11:13 Christopher Bollyn .
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