It was a brief conversation, years ago, brief because I had no answer. 

9/11 related. 

“Do you know that over two thousand architects and engineers have a signed a petition calling for a re-investigation into 9/11?” 

Quick as a flash … “What about the thousands who haven’t signed.” 

Years pass. 

There are now over 3500 architects and engineers who have put their reputations on the line and signed the petition. 

Many more thousands, like myself, have signed the public petition. 

Their latest newsletter: 

AE911Truth celebrates the milestone — and verification — of 3,500 architects and engineers 

Xander Arena, AE911Truth verification team leader 

October 7, 2021

The achievement heralded in the headline of this article was accomplished, coincidentally, on the 20th anniversary of that fateful day the world calls “9/11.” Such an important milestone is worthy of a closer look. 

Let’s think about what it means to be a verified signatory to the petition of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth — to stand on the front lines of such a monumental mission. 

The more than 3,500 architects and engineers who have signed AE911Truth’s petition exhibit the highest order of honor and courage. They have placed allegiance to their professional disciplines above personal gain. In a society whose leadership still seeks to marginalize and slander them, casting them aside as pariahs, they have made the choice to stand proudly for what they know to be right. They have shown the utmost integrity and commitment to their oath to protect the public welfare. They are not just professionals; they are truly champions. 

Each architect and engineer who signs our petition must prove their credentials in order to be validated and displayed on our petition as an “AE.” We require each professional signatory to have a four-year degree or higher in their engineering or architectural discipline — or substantially equivalent professional licensing. 

At AE911Truth, it is our duty to rigorously verify our petition signers. Over the years, an additional 2,000 people beyond the actual 3,500 AEs tried to sign our petition, claiming to be architects or engineers. Most of them probably are, but for one reason or another they either did not complete our verification process or did not fully meet the requirements. Or perhaps they didn’t receive our requests for further information. Whatever the case, the 3,500 verified mark we reached last month reflects a figure and process that 9/11 Truth activists the world over can count on. 

As an aside, it’s no secret that algorithms can be devised to throttle the spread of information, channel communications to spam folders, or even now relegate phone calls to “suspicious caller” categories. So, if you’re an engineer or architect who signed our petition, whether ten days ago or ten years ago, please visit and ensure that you are properly displayed. If you are not, then kindly follow through and contact AE911Truth to complete the process. Your signature and support matter! 

Xander Arena verifies AE911Truth petition signers with the help of his conure, Aurora. 

Verifying our thousands of supporters is a labor-intensive task, performed by generous and service-oriented volunteers who make great sacrifices to help “Team Truth.” And though our loved ones likely lament the lost time — the hours we put into verifying AEs instead of hanging out with family and friends — the intrinsic reward of helping to amplify the call for a new 9/11 investigation is a satisfaction that is without equal. As a volunteer verifier, I consider it a great honor every time I send the following message to our confirmed AE signatories: 

“We thank you so much for your courage and support. You are indeed on the right side of history!” 

Once one understands the importance of what AE911Truth does, it is hard to sit on the sidelines. Signing our petition is itself an act of service — one I, too, chose to make some time ago. As a member of our “general public” category, I am proud to find my name amongst physicists and physicians, mathematicians and musicians, pilots and flight attendants, social workers and construction workers, psychologists, attorneys, veterans, firefighters, nurses, law enforcement professionals, homemakers, school teachers, restaurant owners, grocery clerks, and tens of thousands of other admirable thinkers and doers. 

Our “general public” category, replete with concerned and capable citizens who have taken the brave stand of speaking out and being heard, now has more than 30,000 signatories. Many of them hold jobs that are termed “professional.” I point this out to emphasize that codes of conduct and ethical standards exist not only in the building profession — compelling engineers and architects to take a stand for truth — but also in all professional disciplines, demanding that their constituents not be silent in the face of criminality. 

If you peruse the AE and the general public categories, you will see that some signatories make interesting statements expressing their ethical concerns, explaining their expertise, and offering their support, while many others simply add their name to the ranks. Both actions are equally important. 

Undoubtedly, many people fear the implications of publicly expressing a desire for “a truly independent investigation with subpoena power, which seeks inquiry into the possible use of explosives that might have caused the destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7.” Yet the very pillars of truth we stand upon protect our signatories. Indeed, those who fairly and thoroughly examine AE911Truth’s evidence and claims come away understanding that we are on the right side of the argument. The light of 9/11 Truth eviscerates even the darkest of shadows. 

Acknowledging we have not yet received an honest and impartial investigation into the worst crime in American history, whose consequences have harmed the entire world, is a psychological turning point in many peoples’ lives. Grappling with a betrayal of that magnitude may even be scary, but to not speak out only perpetuates additional abuses. Individuals and societies have been able to overcome harrowing histories of violence and walk forward into the future. Such fortitude creates strength, trust, and respect. 

The world deserves the truth. We deserve governance by truthful leaders and institutions. We deserve an open and honest accounting of what transpired before our very eyes and cost us all so dearly. 

If you have not yet signed the petition calling for a real investigation, or if you are an architect or engineer who has not completed the verification process, I urge you to please do so expeditiously. Our collective future depends on it.


U.A.P.'s and playing with words. 

U.F.O.'s become U.A.P.'s and there's no difference.

The report to Congress starts in 2006 as if it's a new subject. We, the public, got so little information that it's insulting.

Not a novel situation but I'm tired of bullshit.

It's a bizarre situation when physicists dismiss the issue because - 'the speed of light cannot be broken.'

Blind spots. They're here so the speed of light isn't an issue.

I offer my experience and will take a break after this for awhile.

It also took place in 2006 and left an indelible memory.

26th June 2006 Monday 6.30 p.m. near Willawarren and about 50km west of Kempsey, N.S.W. Australia I arrived at Margaret and Andy’s farm where we were about to head to central Queensland and onto to the Anakie gem fields. 

The previous night Margaret had phoned to say they’d been contacted by their neighbour, further up the hill, who was seeing lights in the sky. I told her to get some photos but the mobile phone was all that was available and wouldn’t pick it up. I told her to try anyway and spent the next two hours wondering what had happened. 

I arrived the following evening, as planned, and hadn’t unpacked the car before Dave, the neighbour up the hill, phoned again to say the lights were back. I raced out to the car and threw some items out to make space for one of the family and looked back to find they were still making sandwiches and coffee, being a bit blase, having seen it the previous night. 

 As for me, brief headscratch and off I raced, up the hill, bouncing around in the rutted track and peering in every direction, wondering exactly where I’d packed the binoculars. I come to the intersection where to the left is Dave’s and to the right is an avenue of trees leading to an open view and a large expanse of sky. I turn towards the open space and stop after a few seconds as I think the binoculars are in the boot of the car. I jump out of the car and crouch down to somewhat frantically search in a packed boot and then look up to see a shape pass overhead. 

 I’m crouched down, looking up at an assortment of strobing and coloured flashing lights which reveal no obvious shape. As this thing flew almost over my head, it was only visible for a few seconds, between the top foliage of the trees and so I can only estimate a shape as big as the space between your hands held at arms length. 

Not something to be confused with atmospheric conditions, aeroplanes, stars or planets. I wasn’t conscious of any sound associated with this and I felt that it was flying not much higher than the trees. I guess 8 to 16 strobing and flashing lights in a completely irregular pattern which is why I can’t add anymore to this observation. 

Just after this Margaret and company drive up the hill, I tell them what just happened and find out that they didn’t see it and then we head up to Dave’s. The next hour and a half were a little anticlimactic for me but nonetheless, it’s worth reporting that we observed bright star sized points of light which would move. We also saw two objects, slightly bigger than stars which were static in position but which displayed what appeared to be two or three coloured rotating lights. This was clear to me through binoculars but not to my eye. 

The other odd aspect of the night sky was that, for a period of maybe fifteen minutes the sky would brighten slightly, from horizon to horizon, and then dim again. It was quite beautiful to observe and almost like a ripple effect. There were about eight or nine people present on both nights. Most of them were present on both nights. The following night was quiet. 



the garden is carbon and water and not much more 

The climate is changing, the climate is changed. Trust is broken and lies are repeated so often that they become the unquestioned truth. 

CO2 as a cause for global warming – just one example – correlation is not causation. 

Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient truth’ never gets revisited to see what predictions came true. I’ve revisited it just as I followed the research into ‘Climategate’, the fraud which was accepted and still is accepted and which states that ‘we’ are responsible. 

It does matter that fraud is the basis of the attention now paid to issues of climate even though that fraud results in renewable energy replacing fossil fuels. 

Our children march in the streets, are fearful of the future. It’s an evil scam. 

A co- founder of Greenpeace, Dr Patrick Moore, who left the organisation when it became deranged speaks clearly.


Looking for James 

He disappeared. Who? James Corbett. 

Youtube is both ruthless and relentless. Putting it down to algorithms misses the point that the algorithms are written by humans, humans with an agenda. If it were otherwise no-one would disappear. 

Much as I found Trump a woeful specimen of humanity, ‘freedom of speech’ should have stopped facebook, twitter and whoever from implementing a ban. 

Anger rises and subsides and I watch the process within myself. There’s so much going on and all of it divisive - not just on a human level - but I’m not powerless and have a voice. 

Do I rant? Is this platform just a soapbox? Closer to the truth may be the image of standing on a mountain, pissing into the wind. Other than that, I speak quietly – that’s what musing implies. 

James Corbett is a meticulous researcher and been an invaluable source of information. I’ve made his reports part of my life for many years. 

I have a few songs on youtube and have my playlists of other videos I’ve found of interest. Youtube’s algorithms don’t give me my subscriptions in any clear fashion so I searched for The Corbett Report only to find that his channel is gone. He knew it was coming and moved elsewhere – bitchute being one such platform. 

This is now a common experience for anyone who questions. 

This is totalitarian control – the smiling face of ‘democracy decayed.’ 

There's the possibility of renewal from decay.

I don't use social media, don't have a smartphone but I can embed videos of interest here.

James Corbett is found on Internet Archive, Bitchute and other platforms however, for some unknown reason, I can't embed them here, on the Bandzoogle platform.

Perhaps this will work.


Demolition of a world view 

Demolition of 9/11. 

It was audacious. Osama Bin Laden denied any responsibility for the events of 9/11 – ‘as he would’ you might add. 

But would he? The temptation to claim responsibility would be immense – strike at the heart of America. 

The White House or Wall Street would make more sense as targets. 

So the U.S.A. intelligence services called it a ‘failure of intelligence’ while George Bush claimed that no-one could have foreseen such an event yet Bin Laden’s intelligence was so great that the very day in which the whole of the air force is engaged in war games and unable to distinguish between real events and war games is the very day in which his plans came to fruition. 

It was audacious – we need some Patsies to blame and the bearded hijackers fit the bill. 

Pilots of the type of planes used on the Twin Towers state that even a ‘top gun’ pilot would have great difficulty hitting such a target yet these terrorists who barely managed to get a licence to fly a Cessna did the job perfectly. 

None of these real queries gets any attention, quite the contrary, the attention is directed to a relentless regurgitation of the official story in which NO questions are asked. 

I ask them – can’t help but look clearly at such a defining event. 

Who do I ask them of? 

I’d be asking Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. 

Enough of that for now. 

A cool Spring morning here and the apparatus needed for Orwell’s 1984 dystopian reality is in place and actively pursued in Australia. Without Covid this would not have been possible. 

Contact tracing and QR codes rule everyday transactions. Lock downs continue, almost three months in our area. Those considered essential workers and who therefore need be vaccinated have spread to include – just about everyone. 

Truly biblical in nature if participation in society now depends upon one being vaccinated. 

I have responsibilities which require proof of vaccination but have every sympathy for those who resist the almost hysterical entreaties to get vaccinated. 

I recoil from the government telling me that ‘privileges’ will start to be reinstated when some vaccinated percentage figure is reached. They’re not privilege, they’re the freedoms that the ‘social contract’ in a democracy give – freedom of thought and expression, freedom of movement. 

Covid is not the plague, serious though it be. The bodies are not piled up, dead in the street. If they were then it would require lockdowns – this is about control. 

Contact tracing and QR codes are probably here to stay and may well end up being the least of our worries. 

I’ve been regaining some health by working in the garden in which there are now raised garden beds amidst the Treeferns, daffodils, bluebells and the like. 

The beds are occupied by more flowers and vegetable seedlings – nourishment to the eye, spirit and body.

who the hell is N.I.S.T. and what the hell happened to Building 7 

You won't hear much about  Building 7 - it doesn't fit the narrative. It did get a brief mention on a puff piece called 'Under Investigation' which aired here the other day.

To be fair, Building 7 was mentioned as were 'Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth'

The exchange went along these lines.

'What about the 'Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth' and their claim that Building 7 was a controlled demolition?'

The 'expert' responded with an incredulous look and the statement, ' It would take weeks to set up a controlled demolition.'

That's where that exchange ended. So much for probing questions.

This is the latest from 'Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth' who don't engage in conspiracy theories' but do confine themselves to physics and to the evidence.


"A group of eight family members who lost children, parents, siblings, and spouses on 9/11 filed a lawsuit today against the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The lawsuit alleges that NIST violated federal law in its denial of a request for correction calling on the agency to throw out the conclusions of its 2008 report on the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7. 

The eight family members were joined by 10 structural engineers and architects and by Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. All three groups of plaintiffs were signatories to the original request for correction, which identified eight ways that NIST’s fire-based scenario for the collapse of Building 7 was both physically impossible and inconsistent with the available evidence. 

The goal of the lawsuit is to obtain a court order that forces NIST to perform new analyses and to develop a new “probable collapse sequence” that is physically possible and consistent with the available evidence. The plaintiffs argue that the only such scenario is a controlled demolition of the building."

In August 2020, NIST issued its initial decision denying the request for correction. Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth decried the decision as a “blatant avoidance of the arguments and facts contained in the request.” Following the group’s subsequent appeal in September 2020, NIST took until June 2021 to issue a final decision — seven months longer than the agency usually takes to respond to such appeals. 

The lawsuit alleges that NIST’s denial of the request for correction is arbitrary, capricious, and contrary to law because the agency’s responses to the arguments in the request are irrational, evasive, and unsubstantive. 

“We submitted hundreds of pages of documents showing that their story for how Building 7 collapsed is totally bogus,” said Bob McIlvaine, whose son Bobby died in the World Trade Center — and who was slated to appear in the excised 30 minutes of Spike Lee’s NYC Epicenters 9/11 → 2021½. “NIST failed to give any meaningful response because their report is false and they know it.” 

Matt Campbell, a UK citizen whose brother, Geoff Campbell, died in the attacks and whose family last month applied for a new inquest into Geoff’s death, said after the filing, “It is deeply troubling that NIST continues to mislead the public about what really happened. Anyone who watches the collapse of Building 7 with an open mind can see it’s a controlled demolition. It’s difficult to comprehend that this is even a debate and that so many people are complicit in preventing the truth from coming out.” 

Chief among the counts in the lawsuit is NIST’s admitted omission of a key structural feature from its computer model — coupled with the agency’s “irrational” explanation for leaving it out. The plaintiffs argue that including the structural feature would prevent the initiating failure in NIST’s collapse scenario from taking place. They have asked NIST to rerun its analysis with the structural feature added, but NIST has refused to do so. 

The plaintiffs also take aim at NIST’s refusal to study a piece of melted steel recovered from Building 7 and at the agency’s refusal to interview witnesses who reported explosions. These included Gigi Stone Woods, a reporter for NY1 whose videotaped account of an “incredibly loud explosion” surfaced last year and who in January confirmed her story to Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. 

NY1 reporter Gigi Stone Woods on September 11, 2001: “All of a sudden, a loud, incredibly loud explosion.” 

Key Documents 

Lawsuit Complaint (September 7, 2021) 

Request for Correction (April 15, 2020) 

NIST’s Initial Decision (August 28, 2020) 

Appeal (September 28, 2020) 

Supplement (December 7, 2020) 

NIST’s Final Decision (June 30, 2021)


There will be little mention of Building 7. It's inconvenient.

birds of the garden and ode for joy 

I'm happy to say that the 'flash mob' and their 'Ode to Joy' moved me to tears. There were many years when nothing moved me to tears. There's something quite wonderful about such events.

The 'birds of the garden' needs no words.

oh yes ... youtube 'age restricts' me again. No matter. 

Frost sparkles in the morning sun, no wind to speak of and the last few wheelbarrows of soil are waiting to be moved from one end of the garden to the other. 

The sun moves back from its most northerly aspect as the days get slightly longer and my eyes deceive me. It’s the world which moves. 

Self evident? Not at all. 

“We have differing world views.” Does it matter? It matters if one’s world view then prompts aggressive action. 

It’s everywhere on display with ‘Islamic State’ mentalities driving political outcomes, totalitarian States and all with differing world views to me. 

Whether the Universe is electric makes no obvious difference to everyday life but in today’s world where ‘climate change’ scenarios steer political and business life and, as yet, the International Panel on Climate Change doesn’t take into account the effect of the medium to long term cycles of the sun then it really does matter. 

The world view I grew up with included, as a backdrop of sorts, evolution over aeons with little change apart from the odd asteroid – This is the idea of Uniformitarianism  … as defined by Wikipedia : 

“Uniformitarianism, also known as the Doctrine of Uniformity or the Uniformitarian Principle, is the assumption that the same natural laws and processes that operate in our present-day scientific observations have always operated in the universe in the past and apply everywhere in the universe.” 

This is an assumption and nothing more but it was enthusiastically adopted in the 1800’s and remains so today. It’s cosy and safe and so much part of the backdrop to life that it's not noticed.

This view sat alongside a biblical world view which may or may not have had a literal Garden of Eden and perhaps encompassed some thousands of years. It also sat well, in an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ manner, with Darwin’s ideas. 

That world view which perhaps I vaguely held was sharply changed by Velikovsky who presented evidence of a catastrophic past as detailed in his Worlds in Collision, Earth in Upheaval and other works. 

And yet he’s not taught in schools. 

I get the local weather by looking out of the window. When it comes to climate and change I look further afield and don’t blindly accept the pap I’m fed. It’s not hard to check. I did so with temperatures in Australia. 

‘Suspicious Observers’ do a five minute daily update on the sun, its cycles, space weather and more. A Universe which is electric – which is what the evidence shows – changes all the climate models used by the IPCC which is doing its best to terrify the world with what is essentially a lie. 

Those teaching that the Earth is flat don’t take kindly to being told otherwise. 

Anyway, just musing … I wasn’t aware that I had a ‘world view’ until it became obvious due to…. difference. 

Fragments of a shattered mirror in which, like Alice being told by the White Queen about believing impossible things…… 

Alice laughed. `There's no use trying,' she said `one can't believe impossible things.' 

`I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. `When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.’ 

I don’t recall much dwelling by the Church of my childhood on the Book of Revelations but the ‘bit about the beast’ came to mind when Bankcard appeared years ago and the triple ‘b’ was seen as ‘666’ – the number of the beast. 

Gave me cause to wonder why ANYONE would take such a mark if that scripture were well known. 

“16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 

18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” 

Well … I don’t know about the ‘numbers’ but in light of the pandemic and the moves to make vaccinations mandated for many occupations, there is an ‘or else’ implied … ‘or else’ one cannot participate … however I don’t think ‘heaven and hell’ come into it … it’s more a flat statement of fact, via scripture, about the circumstances in which we all now live. 

Just one way of looking at things but, no doubt, part of an ‘end times’ Christian view for some. 

And then there’s the twenty year anniversary of 9/11 coming up this September and the lie – exposed by the four year study into the collapse of Building 7 but completely ignored by the main stream media – continues to be regurgitated and a whole generation knows no other story. 

The magnitude of 9/11 is immense, rippled out into the destruction of whole societies and changed the world. 

Is it worth another look ... do my eyes deceive me?

no - eyes are o.k. and the evidence is sound.


moving with the seasons 

“Count your blessings.” is an odd expression, a bit discordant with an almost miserly aspect but it comes to mind and I know what it means. 

I’m not living through flood or fire although the fires came close and the floods occurred further down the hill and threw plans into disarray and so it’s been since Christmas last and continues. 

Mid winter here which is early August and for me, since March, our national lockdown has been complicated by the need for two operations, and ‘thanks be’ for a National Health system which has continued to work while skirting the plague. 

The sun shines, my eye has clarity, my body feels fine, there’s work to do in the garden and while war continues on so many fronts, I don’t need to only focus on that. 

The joy of the Olympics, the reminder that political entities don’t stand on the podium, that this is reserved for individual effort and sublime performance. Any ‘basking in the reflected national glory’ is real enough, the competition, the disasters and the triumphs but it’s a human being on the podium regardless of country nomination. 

Joy looks the same on any face and any race – the triumph of the human spirit. 

How wonderful to see the skate boarding where the competitors take delight in their ‘opponents’ good runs. Remarkable. 

It’s been a tonic to my spirit and I’m not alone in finding the Olympics inspiring. 

Thank you Tokyo, thank you Japan.