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Ed Jewett
10-03-2010, 07:02 AM
International Center for 9/11 Studies - NIST Cumulus Video Database Released (http://911blogger.com/news/2010-10-02/international-center-911-studies-nist-cumulus-video-database-released)

Cumulus (http://911blogger.com/category/blog-topics/cumulus)
FOIA (http://911blogger.com/taxonomy/term/5869)
NIST (http://911blogger.com/taxonomy/term/1251)
video (http://911blogger.com/taxonomy/term/662)

As we announced (http://911blogger.com/news/2010-08-31/international-center-911-studies-secures-release-thousands-photos-and-videos-nist) on August 31, 2010, the International Center for 9/11 Studies has secured the release of tens of thousands of photographs, and hundreds of hours of video footage, from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the Freedom of Information Act. We are working on ways to get this data in the hands of interested researchers, we need the communities help to examine this material, much of which has not been seen before.

We are pleased to announce that we have made our first release of this material available for download. This first release is the "NIST Cumulus Video" folder which is part of the NIST Cumulus Database we received. It contains over 6500 video clips that NIST used in its investigation. It is important to note that NIST did not voluntarily turn over the entire Cumulus database to us. The alleged copyright holders of a small amount of material in the Cumulus database objected to NIST releasing their materials, and NIST complied with all such requests. We are currently engaged in litigation against NIST, and will continue fighting for complete release of these materials.


JGourley's blog (http://911blogger.com/blogs/jgourley)

Peter Lemkin
10-03-2010, 07:37 AM
Gulp, I just set it for download....90GB...and it is only the first of several!.....time for a dedicated 911 hard drive!:vollkommenauf: At least all the information and photos of Dallas fit on a fairly normal size drive....911 is SO much information - despite the fact most has not been released...and likley won't be.

Peter Lemkin
10-05-2010, 03:37 PM
Gulp, I just set it for download....90GB...and it is only the first of several!.....time for a dedicated 911 hard drive!:vollkommenauf: At least all the information and photos of Dallas fit on a fairly normal size drive....911 is SO much information - despite the fact most has not been released...and likley won't be.

The whole 98 GB download just completed and I've spent a few minutes looking around....much interesting footage...but I see no guide as to who shot what....and long videos have been cut up to pieces of a few minutes to a few seconds.....

...will try to report on things after a day or two and point to them...somehow. I already saw a new view of the collapse of the radio tower that looked even more suspicious than I'd seen before. A new liquid metal flow. The same events, but from many different and new positions. Why they broke up the files into tiny little bits [numbered, but NOT in sequential order] one can only guess....yup....to confuse...:confused::dontknow: most likely.

One nice view of French [Freedom] Fried Cars....and take a look at the EULA that comes with this!!!

"Terms of Use for Enclosed Records Released by National Institute of Standards and Technology under Freedom of Information Act

By downloading these records, which were originally released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology under the Freedom of Information Act, you hereby agree to the following terms:

1. You acknowledge that some of the enclosed records may be protected by copyrights owned by private individuals or organizations, and agree that you will not use any of these records in ways that infringe such copyrights, if any. You may want to obtain legal advice regarding any contemplated further use of these records.

2. You hereby fully and finally release and discharge the persons and entities who released these records or helped release these records (the Releasees), from any and all claims, demands, and liabilities whatsoever of every name and nature, whether past, present or future, including (without limitation) those with respect to copyright infringement, against the Releasees.

3. You acknowledge and agree that the release of these records is 'fair use' under the Copyright Act, 17 USC Section 107, and comparable international common or statutory laws, if any.

If you do not agree to these terms, immediately erase all copies of these records in your possession. By maintaining a copy of any of these records, you confirm your agreement with these Terms of Use."

Caveat Emptor!

Magda Hassan
10-06-2010, 01:06 AM
That is a lot of gigabytes there. That would blow out my monthly bill something awful. And this is the first of several??? Sounds like they way they've organised it this will be a full time study for someone just organising it all coherently. :hmmmm2:

Peter Lemkin
10-06-2010, 04:07 AM
That is a lot of gigabytes there. That would blow out my monthly bill something awful. And this is the first of several??? Sounds like they way they've organised it this will be a full time study for someone just organising it all coherently. :hmmmm2:

Well, I couldn't sleep tonight, so spent the time watching much of the lot...video takes up lots of MBs! Someone - not yet sure if NIST [suspect so..but not sure yet] or the people who filed the FOIA and are releasing it took normal videos and broke them up into less than one minute [in some cases few second!] pieces. Luckily, they are in order. Anyone out there know a good program that could easily piece them back together in order?!

Some are what we've all seen before. Some are what we've seen with audio by the cameraman and soundman that are interesting [and we've not heard before]. One by one of the major TV networks is marked as 'sensitive - do not show' [not exact wording, but close] and has the WTC 7 collapse with the penthouse on top clearly collapsing first, then a crimp almost midway in the roofline, then the building coming down free fall. There are shots of the WTC 1 and 2 from the other sides, we've rarely seen and tells a lot about the fires and also the collapse from different angles. As I mentioned the bizarre damage to cars and other things after. No doubt all the best [from a forensic standpoint] they are holding on to and loathe to release...although there is more they already have. I don't pay by how much I download or upload, so can mange these large files....and luckily have huge storage capacity...but it is filling up fast! Supposedly, they are building a website just for comments on these newly released videos. Once they are culled and vetted, there won't be that much of super interest to download - maybe 5% maximum. Likely less.

Ed Jewett
10-09-2010, 04:54 AM
Friday, October 8, 2010

A Couple More 9/11 NIST FOIA Clips Oct. 2010 (http://kennysideshow.blogspot.com/2010/10/couple-more-911-nist-foia-clips-oct.html)

The "NIST Cumulus Video" (http://911blogger.com/news/2010-10-02/international-center-911-studies-nist-cumulus-video-database-released) project has released over 6,500 videos that NIST used in its 'investigation' but the first release, an 86GB compressed file, is a bit beyond most of our download speed and storage capabilities.

The International Center for 9/11 Studies (http://ic911studies.org/Home_Page.html) is who is releasing all of these videos. Anyone know where their funding comes from? Whatever the motives, there's evidence the videos show that could theoretically be used in an honest court of law to disprove the 'official' story.

9/11 new NIST video tower ejections (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVRPBPz-Gz8)

NIST FILE: ny firefighters discovery 20b
9/11 Unreleased ABC 10am to noon News Feed (NIST FOIA Clips 32-51) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qPUjVP46uY)

John Miller knows way too much for a journalist at 10:45 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qPUjVP46uY#)am. Look for the mention of John O'Neill, Bin Laden, and WTC Security in the same sentence minutes after the North Tower Collapses. Mockingbird.
Firemen Explosion Testimony (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO1ps1mzU8o)
911 South Tower Molten Metal NIST ABC Dub1 Clip 26 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TZNK5C0dOk)

9/11 South Tower Demolition NIST FOIA ABC Dub2 Clip 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClyXw62fTAg)
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Magda Hassan
10-09-2010, 05:03 AM
What does he mean about "The car bomb at the State Department"? It's about 24 seconds in. On the John Miller video.

Ed Jewett
10-09-2010, 05:26 AM
What does he mean about "The car bomb at the State Department"? It's about 24 seconds in. On the John Miller video.

(9:45 a.m.) September 11, 2001: On Orders of Secret Service, Condleezza Rice Heads to White House Bunker (http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a945ricepeoc#a945ricepeoc)

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National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice heads down to the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC), the bunker below the White House. [Felix, 2002, pp. 227 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1557045399/centerforcoop-20)] According to her own later recollections, Rice was in the White House Situation Room when the Pentagon was hit at 9:37 a.m., and had subsequently looked up and seen the television footage of the burning building. [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 464 (http://web.archive.org/web/20041020144854/http://www.decloah.com/mirrors/9-11/911_Report.txt); Bumiller, 2007, pp. xiii (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1400065909/centerforcoop-20)] She will recall: “[T]he picture had just come up on television of the plane lodged in the side of the Pentagon. And no one had told me. I literally turned and looked at the picture and saw it.” She describes: “And then there were incoming reports that there had been a car bomb at the State Department, that there was a large fire on the Mall near the Washington Monument, and just trying to sort through the information when a Secret Service agent came and said: ‘You have to go to the bunker. The vice president is already there. There may be planes heading for the White House.’” [MSNBC, 9/11/2002 (http://www.msnbc.com/modules/91102/interviews/rice.asp)] Rice phones President Bush and warns him not to return to Washington, either before she leaves the Situation Room or while on her way to the PEOC (see (Between 9:45 a.m. and 9:58 a.m.) September 11, 2001 (http://www.historycommons.org/item.jsp?item=a945ricewarns)). [Felix, 2002, pp. 227 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1557045399/centerforcoop-20); PBS Frontline, 7/12/2002 (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/campaign/interviews/rice.html)] However, counterterrorism “tsar” Richard Clarke will contradict Rice’s account, indicating that she headed to the PEOC significantly earlier, roughly around 9:15 a.m. (see (9:15 a.m.) September 11, 2001 (http://www.historycommons.org/item.jsp?item=a915clarkeincharge)). [Clarke, 2004, pp. 3-4 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0743260244/centerforcoop-20)]
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(Between 9:50-10:40 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Numerous False Reports of Terrorist Acts in Washington (http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a1000falsereports#a1000falserepor ts)

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http://www.historycommons.org/events-images/330_false_alarm2050081722-9607.jpgA television broadcast falsely describes smoke coming from Washington Mall instead of its true source, the Pentagon. [I][Source: CNN]There are numerous false reports of additional terror attacks. Before 10:00 a.m., some hear reports on television of a fire at the State Department. At 10:20 a.m., and apparently again at 10:33 a.m., it is publicly reported this was caused by a car bomb. [Ottawa Citizen, 9/11/2001; Daily Telegraph, 12/16/2001 (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2001/12/16/wbush16.xml); Broadcasting and Cable, 8/26/2002 (http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA240241.html)] At 10:23 a.m., the Associated Press reports, “A car bomb explodes outside the State Department, senior law enforcement officials say.” Counterterrorism “tsar” Richard Clarke hears these reports at this time and asks Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage in the StateDepartment to see if the building he’s in has been hit. Armitage goes outside the building, finds out there’s no bomb, and calls his colleagues to inform them that the reports are false. Reports of a fire on the Capitol Mall also appear and are quickly found to be false. [ABC News, 9/15/2002 (http://web.archive.org/web/20020916203833/http://abcnews.go.com/onair/DailyNews/sept11_moments_4.html); Clarke, 2004, pp. 8-9 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0743260244/centerforcoop-20)] There are numerous other false reports over the next hour, including explosions at the Capitol building and USA Today headquarters. [Broadcasting and Cable, 8/26/2002 (http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA240241.html)] For instance, CNN reports an explosion on Capitol Hill at 10:12 a.m. CNN then announces this is untrue 12 minutes later. [Ottawa Citizen, 9/11/2001]
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My take is that these false reports are "injects" in the "drill" that were used for a variety of purposes:

a) to heighten the drama of "uncertainty", fear, threat, etc.;
b) to perhaps give cover stories to certain dramatis personae; and/or
c) to perhaps provide hooks for future disinformation/misinformation projects.

Peter Lemkin
10-09-2010, 07:42 AM
The one with the firemen talking about the three major explosions after the plane hitting is good!...as is the new film of the liquid metal pouring from the corner of the tower. That is one of the most damning things IMO along with the manner of the collapses of all three buildings. My guess is that some jet fuel or fire from the plane crash ignited [prematurely for the perps] one or more of the pre-planted thermate charges. Those films and all the evidence we now have [even though much is withheld] in a fair court of law would prove the official version a fiction not much more believable than Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - but I don't expect this matter will ever see its day in court - such is the control the 'Beast' has over the 'Country' now. If this is to be adjudged, I fear it will have to be on the internet, on our own computers and minds and in the streets.......A general strike would be nice....I'll not hold my breath. The Sheeple are still munching on the astroturf. Our whole polity; our laws [such as they are]; our growing police state; all of our wars; the flow of money from poor to rich; the disintegration of freedoms, liberty, human rights et al. are ALL based now on this fairy tale! It makes me furious! :joyman:

Carsten Wiethoff
10-11-2010, 02:11 PM
Currently 911datasets.org (http://911datasets.org/) is unavailable with a dns-server failure from my location (Germany).
Would not be the first attack on 911 related sites... :thumpdown:

Update: Working again.

Peter Lemkin
11-09-2010, 08:54 PM
Little-Known 9/11 Truth Organization Strikes Gold in Court Action Against NIST, Unearths Striking Video/Photo WTC Evidence

by Eli Rika
Saturday, 06 November 2010 20:02

Over the last century, the most astounding historical discoveries of man-made artifacts have often been accomplished by well-funded, highly experienced researchers. From the excavation of King Tut’s tomb to the sighting of the sunken Titanic, stunning finds have required immense financial and human resources, as well as the leadership by distinguished. So, how did a mountain of never-before-seen footage used in NIST’s World Trade Center investigations get exposed to the light of day last month? Was it the work of a billionaire adventurer? Not quite. You can thank an upstart non-profit, the International Center for 9/11 Studies, whose efforts have at last borne fruit.

The International Center for 9/11 Studies was founded in 2008 by Director James Gourley, a Texas lawyer who began questioning the events of 9/11 after watching a presentation given by David Ray Griffin on C-SPAN.

“I was just floored by what I was hearing,” Gourley explained, “and I’ve been looking into 9/11 ever since then.”

In order to encourage a better understanding of the 9/11 attacks and promote scientific study of these tragic events, Gourley assembled a small team of trusted colleagues, which includes physics instructor David Chandler, activist Dr. Graeme MacQueen, and Justin Keogh, the Center’s Chief Technical Officer. The Center has partnered with other key researchers in the past, including physicist Steven Jones and chemist Niels Harrit.

Since its inception, the Center has contributed to groundbreaking work on the technical analysis of the WTC building destructions. Gourley, who has a chemical engineering background, co-authored several papers that exposed evidence that the Twin Towers and WTC Building 7 were destroyed by means of controlled demolition. His critique of official-story defender Zdenek Bazant’s crush down/crush up collapse theory was published as part of a formal discussion in the mainstream Journal of Engineering Mechanics. Gourley’s contributions also extended to the peer-reviewed paper detailing the active thermitic material discovered in the WTC dust, which was published in the Bentham Open Chemical Physics Journal. In addition, the Center collaborated with Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, and other scientists and engineers to submit 26 pages of comments on the NIST WTC 7 Draft Report within the three-week deadline.

Uncovering the data NIST used in its WTC investigations proved to be a little more difficult. The Center filed a FOIA Request with NIST on January 26, 2009, seeking disclosure of “all of the photographs and videos collected, reviewed, cited or in any other way used by NIST during its investigation of the World Trade Center building collapses.” NIST initially ignored this request, and for months dismissed attempts by the Center to gain acknowledgment of its receipt. Undeterred, Gourley filed a lawsuit on May 28, 2009 to get the data released. Since then, NIST has been periodically turning over images and video from its archives. So far, the Center has received over 300 DVDs and several external hard disk drives related to the NIST Reports – more than three terabytes of data – and NIST has indicated that additional records will be released in the future.

The first section of data to be partially analyzed by the Center is the Cumulus Database, a collection of more than 6,500 video clips that NIST had gathered from residents, first responders and news organizations that were filming in New York City on September 11, 2001. Even though the Center has only been able to look through a small fraction of this enormous archive, several remarkable video sequences have already been located and posted online.

In one unsettling video clip, two firefighters who had just escaped from one of the Twin Towers discussed how secondary explosions inside the building caused the lobby to collapse. One of the firefighters is so concerned about explosives that he says, “There may be more. Any one of these buildings could blow up.” The official accounts of the events have excluded the more than 100 witnesses citing the sights and/or sounds of explosions.

The release of this video generated so much interest that searches for it skyrocketed to #1 on Google Trends on October 6, 2010.

In another clip, a low frequency explosion can be heard just before the East penthouse of WTC Building 7 falls.

One of the most mysterious pieces of footage to be exposed shows a massive amount of dust and a large object being ejected from a window a few stories below the jet impact zone of one of the Towers. “The size and speed of the expelled material indicate that an explosion must have caused this event,” Gourley said after examining the video.

Several clips show clear evidence of editing that Gourley described as “suspicious.” This includes a video of WTC Building 7 from which the penthouse collapse sequence is missing. In another clip that begins just after WTC 7 starts to fall, the soundtrack is strangely silent, and does not turn on until after the building has been completely destroyed.

In addition to these, a video recorded after the collapse of the Twin Towers was released, in which Michael Hess, the Corporation Counsel for New York City, can be seen calling for help from the 8th floor of WTC Building 7. This footage further corroborates the testimony of Barry Jennings, the former Deputy Emergency Manager of the New York City Housing Authority, who reported that he and Hess were trapped on the 8th floor after an explosion inside the building destroyed the stairwell beneath them.

The Center is preparing other data collections for public download, and working with NIST to attain additional volumes of information that are still being withheld. Center volunteers are also analyzing a computer model of Building 7 that NIST reluctantly released to determine whether the parameters used in their investigation were scientifically legitimate. David Chandler will continue to provide his technical expertise by publishing a video that contains a detailed analysis of the recordings. Justin Keogh has been adding material to his website to assist those who wish to explore the extensive amount of written material pertaining to the WTC catastrophe.

In the meantime, the Cumulus video clips, which total about 86 GB in size, have been made available online, and instructions for download can be viewed here. This collection alone is so massive that the Center cannot analyze all of the footage in a timely manner with its limited assets. Many hours of video have yet to be thoroughly reviewed. At first glance, the current lack of resources may seem to be disappointing, but this dilemma actually presents one of the greatest opportunities for independent researchers, technical professionals and others to help bring new evidence to light.

“The more people there are that look at it, the better,” Gourley said when asked about the need for assistance. “There might be a bombshell hidden in there, and you never know until you go through it all.” The international attention that some of the footage has garnered also suggests that other as-yet-unseen evidence could make headlines around the world.

The treasure trove of data that the International Center for 9/11 Studies has worked so hard to obtain is waiting earnestly for a few good men and women to sift through it, and unearth all the information that has been buried for years. Anyone with Internet access now has the potential to make discoveries that will bring us closer to justice for the victims of that fateful day more than nine years ago.