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9/11 truther Richard Gage is a preacher to a dying breed
National Post ^ | MARCH 21, 2014 | Jonathan Kay

Posted on 03/22/2014 7:15:18 AM PDT by rickmichaels

Ask Richard Gage how he came to become obsessed with what he calls the “truth” about 9/11, and you hear what sounds an awful lot like a story of religious conversion.

It was March 2006, and the mild-mannered California architect was driving down the Pacific Coast Highway on his way to a construction meeting. Bored, he flipped on KPFA 94.1 FM, a listener-supported “free-speech” station out of Berkeley — “to hear what the communists were talking about,” as he later told me in a 2009 interview.

Up to that point in his life, Gage had been a staunch “Ronald Reagan Republican” (his words) and an Iraq War supporter. But what he heard on KPFA’s airwaves blew his mind.

“[The speaker] was talking about the 118 [World Trade Center] first-responders — information that had just come out in 2005 — who said they’d heard explosions and flashes of light, beams dripping with molten metal, all amid the collapse of 80,000 tons of structural steel,” he told me. “It hit me like a two-by-four. How come I’d never heard of any of this? I was shocked. I had to pull my car to the side of the road to absorb it all. I knew I’d be late for the meeting. But I didn’t care.”

Shortly thereafter, Richard Gage quit his job and moved out of his family home. His non-Truther friends thought he was acting weird, but it didn’t bother him: Gage now had a new life, traveling around the world as a sort of itinerant 9/11 Truther Extraordinaire, telling audiences large and small that we need a “new investigation” into the Sept. 11 attacks.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: redacted911report; saudiarabia

1 posted on 03/22/2014 7:15:18 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

He looks kinda looney in that picture ... :-) ...


2 posted on 03/22/2014 7:24:14 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: rickmichaels

Awww, another whackjob movement slowly going away.


3 posted on 03/22/2014 7:25:17 AM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: rickmichaels
feh...
4 posted on 03/22/2014 7:26:35 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: rickmichaels

He thought he’d found his little Wonka Bar Golden Ticket to some sort of personal significance and new found attention. I feel for his poor family.


5 posted on 03/22/2014 7:30:42 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: arderkrag
My local public access channel is full of this stuff - 9/11 conspiracies, JFK conspiracies, Kurt Cobaine conspiracies, Farrakhan, Bush-family conspiracies, anti-Israel demonizing, etc.

The 9/11 truthers still can't explain how approximately 200 acre-sized floors were wired for demolition without anyone noticing anything and without any whistleblower coming forward.
6 posted on 03/22/2014 7:34:29 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: arderkrag
"Awww, another whackjob movement slowly going away."

It will never go away because some people have a weird psychological need for these conspiracies to be true.
7 posted on 03/22/2014 7:36:27 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: rickmichaels

it is so hard for some people to believe that islam is evil and muslims want to kill you


8 posted on 03/22/2014 7:42:28 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: rickmichaels

“It hit me like a two-by-four. How come I’d never heard of any of this?

Same reaction from me, when I heard that Santa Claus was not real...


9 posted on 03/22/2014 7:58:09 AM PDT by Paisan
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To: rickmichaels

Why blow up the buildings when Islamist flew 747 jumbo jets full of fuel into them ?

Why did the pentagon get hit with a 747 as well....wasn’t blowing up the twin towers enought pretense to go to war. ?

That’s the questions I ask the few truthers I know....

I never get a rational answer....nor do I expect one...


11 posted on 03/22/2014 8:07:52 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rickmichaels

Some of the wind went out of the truthers’ sails when the fire from a gasoline tanker caused a bridge to collapse in 2007. So much for fuel not being able to melt steel. It doesn’t have to melt, it just has to weaken enough so thst it can’t support the load anymore. Just watch a blacksmith bend and shape steel and try to do the same with cold steel.


12 posted on 03/22/2014 8:09:42 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

One other thing, it does not matter if it was an inside job or not, just look at the result that it has brought. If they are innocent of the inside job stuff, they have used it to steal our rights, God given not gov. given. Its the way the event has been used that counts. Just my 2 bits.


13 posted on 03/22/2014 8:12:06 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

The effect of supression of liberty doesn’t prove 9/11 was an inside job. Those wanting to increase the power of government were just waiting for any excuse. I wouldn’t be surprised if many of those plans were drawn up to control civil disorder for the Y2K non-disaster.


14 posted on 03/22/2014 8:15:35 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: rickmichaels

Every Truther I know either is a current doper - or has a history of heavy pot use.
I think it makes them extra paranoid - yet they never question the lovely folks who feed them this stuff.
They are also Ron Paul ‘ites who are obsessed with chemtrails & they seem to think every major story is a “false flag” - like the Boston Bombing (no one really died - blah blah blah)


15 posted on 03/22/2014 8:23:21 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Popman
Why blow up the buildings when Islamist flew 747 jumbo jets full of fuel into them ? Why did the pentagon get hit with a 747 as well....wasn’t blowing up the twin towers enought pretense to go to war. ? That’s the questions I ask the few truthers I know.

I'll give you a rational answer. NO 747 hit either the Pentagon on the towers. And that is an undisputed fact. Truther or not, I'd tell you to do your research before you try to discuss the issue.

16 posted on 03/22/2014 8:34:30 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35
"I'll give you a rational answer. NO 747 hit either the Pentagon on the towers. And that is an undisputed fact. Truther or not, I'd tell you to do your research before you try to discuss the issue."

You apparently don't even know what "undisputed" means, so there's no point even discussing it.
17 posted on 03/22/2014 8:45:49 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: PAR35

Okay They were 767’s.


18 posted on 03/22/2014 8:46:46 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: Scotswife

Doesn’t it seem to you that the weather has been unusually threatening, lately?

;^)


19 posted on 03/22/2014 8:49:39 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: PAR35
I'll give you a rational answer. NO 747 hit either the Pentagon on the towers. And that is an undisputed fact.

My answer:

Yeah...you are probably right...

The level of the conspiracy that involved literally thousands of unrelated people who witnessed the planes hitting the buildings and the plane debris left over and the visual and photographic evidence makes the attack itself mere child play ...

I mean blowing up two building is easy compared to covering up what thousands of people saw and heard themselves...

At that point I roll my eyes and walk away...

You are dealing with a level of either insanity or stupid that is remarkable..

20 posted on 03/22/2014 8:51:02 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rickmichaels

Half the stuff on the “communist station” talks about how evil the Federal Government is. The other half demand we grow the Federal Government.


21 posted on 03/22/2014 8:51:11 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Popman
Why did the pentagon get hit with a 747 as well....wasn’t blowing up the twin towers enought pretense to go to war. ?

The "truthers" deny that it was hit by a 747. Some deny the WTC was hit by jumbo jets.

22 posted on 03/22/2014 8:51:21 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: luvbach1
The "truthers" deny that it was hit by a 747. Some deny the WTC was hit by jumbo jets.

See post #20

23 posted on 03/22/2014 8:54:16 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Popman

A bit surprised that some “conservatives” are truthers.


24 posted on 03/22/2014 8:59:42 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: PAR35
I'll give you a rational answer. NO 747 hit either the Pentagon on the towers. And that is an undisputed fact. Truther or not, I'd tell you to do your research before you try to discuss the issue.

I see what you did there...: )

My mistake... they were 767's...

Guess that makes part of the disinformation truthers ? / S

25 posted on 03/22/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2banana

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It is so hard for some people to believe that islam is evil and muslims want to kill you

Correction with all due respect..

It is so hard for some people to believe that secular humanist
governments are evil and that secular humanists want to kill you...

people will wake up in America someday and realize they live in an evil country and those powers and principalities behind it now haven’t changed since Scripture was written...

There is enough proof this isn’t a Messiah led nation without Messiah led leaders, so of course, I don’t believe anything it, ‘they’ or their mouthpieces tell me what I should or shouldn’t believe..

But left/right, christian/muslim is low hanging fruit..much easier to see ourselves as the good guys...
I mean we see Muslims killing innocent people with bombs that make news..

We kill innocent more discreetly- on examination tables in ‘medical’ clinics and centers...


26 posted on 03/22/2014 9:10:25 AM PDT by delchiante
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To: Popman

LOL- here are few of my favorite “truther” fanatasies:

A. yeah,planes hit the building but were being remotely
controlled- by the EVIL Bush admin.Also made sure muslims
were just onboard for the ride.

B. The Bombs planted in the building by “Secret”
maintenance men- over months- started right after
Bush got in the white house.

C. Radio controlled plane into the pentagon- on a mostly
vacant section- shows the military compliance with
this plot-


27 posted on 03/22/2014 9:38:21 AM PDT by mj1234
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To: rickmichaels

Obviously it was an inside job. The brilliant architectural structural engineers Willy Nelson and Rosie Odonnel have analysed the footage of the collapse. With there extensive experience in building demolition they have provided indisputable evidence that it was a controlled implosion. Rosie Odonnel has provided the fact that fire has NEVER melted metal.

How can anyone question the analysis of Rosie Odonnel and Willy Nelson?

/s


28 posted on 03/22/2014 10:14:43 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: rickmichaels
If 9/11 was in fact,an "inside job",among those best qualified to declare it...and explain it....would be senior faculty members of schools like MIT and Cal Tech.These senior scientists would be all over the airwaves,and the scientific periodicals,with charts and graphs telling us,among other things,that there's no way that WTC7 should have collapsed *unless* it was deliberately sabotaged by dark,evil forces.

Apart from the occasional professor of Medieval Italian Literature at Bronx Community College we haven't heard a peep from academia on the subject.

29 posted on 03/22/2014 10:18:43 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Steve_Seattle
I had one guy tell me that there was no reason the building should collapse just because the top floors caved. After all it was still the same weight.

I asked him to hold his hand over the desk and placed several hard cover books on it. I asked him if he could hold them. He said he could. I then removed the books, held them about five inches above his hand and dropped them.

After he stopped yelling I asked him if the weight of the books had changed.

That was the last time he brought the subject up.

30 posted on 03/22/2014 10:24:43 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: rickmichaels

No coincidence that Pacifica Radio, which funds KPFA, is losing audience and going broke.

www.savepacifica.com


31 posted on 03/22/2014 10:36:59 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: rickmichaels

The man needs to see a brain specialist. Something has seriously gone wrong.


32 posted on 03/22/2014 11:44:59 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: elcid1970

Oh - believe me when I tell you ... I’ve heard ALL ABOUT IT!! ;)


33 posted on 03/22/2014 2:01:45 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Steve_Seattle

So we can count you among the ‘truthers’?


34 posted on 03/22/2014 2:04:39 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35
"So we can count you among the ‘truthers’?"

I don't know how you deduced that. I think the truthers are pathetic at best, slanderous at worst.
35 posted on 03/22/2014 3:47:59 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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