Introducing myself & shouting out to New Yorkers...

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Introducing myself & shouting out to New Yorkers...

Postby JackRiddler » Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:14 am

Hello. I got ahead of myself and started posting on various threads before doing a proper newbie's introduction.

So here it is:

Some of you will know me as either JackRiddler of Democratic Underground and/or under my real name as Nicholas Levis, a founder of among related projects.

I first went public as a 9/11 skeptic-researcher and truth movement activist in 2002. I suppose I could trot out a pretty long list of real-world actions I've pursued, as well as a host of articles scattered around the Web. But scattered is the word, and I have mixed feelings about both careers, and their results; too often I've been more compulsive than efficient, with a random allocation of energies. It's in the nature of web-based communication, no?

I hoped 9/11 truth would be the key to the doors of perception for America at large, but somewhere along the way it went elsewhere - well I'll save the big story for a memoir, but it occurs to me that most of you already know the plot well.

The DU part has approached addiction - the minute-to-minute debate of the threads draws me in, although it's all quickly bumped into the nano-miles of archives and lost to all but the Googlebots. DU gives the illusion of an audience who really need their world rocked, but practically you end up replicating the paradigm of combat without compromise. Precious phases of my life are locked in an electronic clinch with a bedunker-antagonist named boloboffin (who may or may not be my case officer!), when what we probably both need is a new real-life best friend.

The place was discovered long ago by the the Party and its Sans, and they overwhelmed any sense of Underground. Somehow I've avoided the dread Tombstone until now - well, I have followed the Rules - but in the big picture I wonder what was the point.

RI is a good home for therapy, I've decided.

For those who have wondered about earlier posts, allow this clarification: I'm not much of a professional drinker anymore - that's mostly an online affectation. My volume's dropped to about half of what it was just five years ago!

And now, a proposal for a real-world venture:

Who's in New York? What about a meeting of RI board members in New York?

Also, if I know you from real life or another board, do let me know by PM.

Well, that's my intro - reading over it I'm glad that's not my whole life story!
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Hey, Jack.

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:59 am

Welcome to RI, not anything like DU and an exile hang from that partisan turf. Here deep dark truths aren't suppressed in favor of cover stories. As you know.

I worked in NYC lots in a former career but fled to the left coast a few ago.
That city always felt like a shot of adrenalin to the heart once it came into sight but I've kicked that drug for now.

Didja catch the NYTimes Operation Mockingbird singing 9/11 disinfo on Democracy Now this morning?


Philip Shenon, investigative reporter with the New York Times. He was the paper’s lead reporter on the 9/11 Commission. He is author of The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation.

Philip Shenon has a book rehashing Zelikow's conflicts of interest on the 9/11 Omission Panel to get yet more mileage out of the cover-up in the guise of investigative journalism.

Amy Goodman did eventually ask 'what about the people who think 9/11 was an inside job and fault the panel for not even addressing WTC Building 7.'

Shenon took a long pause and said that 'yes, some do think that....but he doesn't see any evidence for an inside job or massive conspiracy.' He lobbed the Government Is Too Incompetent For Large Sins nonsense.

Wonder why Shenon thinks the USG therefore must've been competent enough to suspend the Newtonian law of physics called Conservation of Momentum which proves the three WTC buildings can't come down that fast without demolition?

Just an oversight, I'm sure.
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Postby Joe Hillshoist » Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:11 am

G'day Jack, I'm just about (but not quite) about as far from new york as its possible to be, but welcome to the board anyway. (tho a girl who used to share this shack in the bush once moved there to sell art for a few years. She liked it so much she ended up teaching on an aboriginal community in the middle of the Kimberly, that actually is as far from NY as you can get.

Anyway, I've enjoyed your posts so far.

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Postby Cosmic Cowbell » Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:41 am

Your not so dull.... :wink:

Welcome to RI

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Postby Jeff » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:26 am

Glad you've landed here. Always appreciated your posts on DU, as well as your activism and take on 9/11.
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Postby chiggerbit » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:50 am

Fell free to not answer this if you prefer, but how did you find your way here to RI? Was it a link from DU?
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Postby NeonLX » Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:17 pm

Phooey, I guess that leaves me as the board's lone professional drinker then, eh? :)

Actually, I don't like the distilled stuff. I stick with the fermented variety, especially the squeezins from barley & hops.

I came here to learn more about 9/11. I've always been suspicious of the official conspiracy; Atta's passport miraculously floating to the ground in the vicinity of the towers lit the fuse, while the sordid tale of FBI official John O'Neill kept it lit.
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Postby Pazdispenser » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:05 pm

Brooklyn in the house.

Hi Jack. And welcome!
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Postby Seamus OBlimey » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:52 pm

Hi Jack, Olde Yorkshire here but always happy to meet a fellow..

NeonLX wrote:Phooey, I guess that leaves me as the board's lone professional drinker then, eh? :)

That's my title. But you're welcome to it.

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Postby thurnundtaxis » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:18 pm

Word, Jack. Welcome to the board!

I rep the 718 (BKLYN-that is) along with Paz-D.

I've though about what a meeting with other NYC based RI posters and lurkers might be like.

Maybe we can find out...
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Postby sunny » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:28 pm

I'm jealous. :cry:

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Postby erosoplier » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:51 pm

Nomo and Jack, having a night on the turps in NYC - I'd like to see some nice grainy cell-video footage of that! Image
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Postby chiggerbit » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:56 pm ... 9142411882

".....Despite blockbuster sales for the 9/11 report, Zelikow tells the Washington Post he is alarmed by the concurrent spread of "conspiracy theories" about the attacks, which he describes as pathogens:

"Our worry is when things become infectious, as happened with the [John F. Kennedy] assassination," Zelikow says. "Then this stuff can be deeply corrosive to public understanding. You can get where the bacteria can sicken the larger body." (1)

It's too late, Dr. Zelikow. The "bacteria" are winning, and your own work is to blame......"

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Postby Pazdispenser » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:27 pm


While finding myself in a situation that requires a hip-hop handle seems remote, if I ever found the need, Paz-D would be it!
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Postby JackRiddler » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:13 am

THANK YOU ALL. (So far. Hope to see others.)

To answer in order of appearance:

@ Hugh Manatee Wins:

I've been following your board career. You show an occasional greatness.

Of course I'm following the Shenon, Zelikow, Rove, torture tapes stories. It's not really a limited hangout, since it's almost none of it stuff we of the 9/11 skeptic-researcher-truth community didn't know and shout out in 2003-2004. The main manipulation here is in the delayed admission, years later, of Zelikow's status as a White House man and of the total lack of credibility of the supposed confessions. Published now as a bestseller for 9/11 information heads (skeptic and official), if this information had been reported in the paper in 2004 as it would have been if the Times had integrity, we might have scared up enough angry people to storm the Commission with pitchforks. Which we should have anyway.

@ Joe Hillshoist, Cosmic Cowbell:

Thanks for the welcome.

@ Jeff:

Ditto and twice that, MinstrelBoy. Your deep politics stuff is razor sharp, though I never know what to make of the ghost hunts.

Recently I read you were at that Toronto 9/11 conference, back in -- four years ago?!! -- 2004. How did we not meet? Were you already Rigorous Intuition?

For some reason even though it logs me in, it never lets me comment on your blog, so you'll only have me here.

@ chiggerbit:

Oh, I always knew and read RI, since "The Coincidence Theorist's Guide" which I named "Blog Post of the Year 2004" (there's that year again). I appreciate the atmosphere is friendlier for non-conformists of my sort here than at DemocraticButNotVeryUnderground.

@ NeonLX, Seamus O Blimey:

Now I'm sorry I pandered. I actually got messages worried if I was a self-destructive drunk after that "Cloverfield" review, so I wanted to allay those concerns. Yes, damn it, I'm profesional! Just drink a lot less these days - DUE TO POVERTY!!!

And the answer to "The Riddle" is related to that: duh wads of cash money! I suppose it should be refreshing to have that said so openly in an ad, instead of moronic claims about self-actualization and helping humanity.

Yo Yo Yo YO Paz-D Dawg! And thurnundtaxis is in the House!

Well, let's get an NYC-RI meet together.

And where do you get the baronial nick from, T and T? I mean, of all the things to be inspired by... or is it some older T and T you're channelling? I only the babe who inherited all that STUFF a few years ago. Bigger heist than Anna Nicole, right?

@ sunny:

Aw don't be. Bet my life sucks at least as much as yours.

@ erosoplier:

Nomo's in NYC too?

@ chiggerbit:

Yeah, that's one of mine. Also four years?

Like fucking suspended animation, it's been. Except I've been conscious.

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