Hurray for the Maui Time front cover article citing 10 of the most under-reported stories of the year (“Censored!” Sept. 22, 2005)! How refreshing to read media that is not afraid to rattle a few cages. Speaking of under-reported stories, I have a two-part riddle:
First, how many commercial jetliners can fit into a 17-foot diameter hole? Obviously, zero. Even so, that is the official white wash explanation given by our government about the 9/11 “initial impact” into the Pentagon wall. Had a jetliner actually impacted the wall, damage would have appeared on each side of the hole, created by the wings and engines.
A subsequent explosion, as shown on Pentagon surveillance tapes, eventually collapsed the roof and opened the hole after “initial impact.” The tapes never show the “incoming aircraft.”
Second, what does our military and Washington beltway insiders and our corporate media have to gain by ignoring this obvious glitch in the 9/11 report? And what do they have to lose by its coverage? Obviously, too much.
Thanks for speaking up and for continuing to nip at the heels of the beast.
-James Miner, Haiku
I’m calling about the cover of this week’s Maui Time Weekly. I was wondering if the name of the anchor on the cover—Ken Naughtegzist—is a pun for the “Censored!” story. But now that I say it I guess it’s gotta be; now that I hear it come out of my mouth.
-Brian Lancaster, via voicemail
I’m an astrologer and I have a very strong interest in astrology. I do Chinese astrology readings and use Llewellyn’s calendar a lot for the moon phases and everything. And my point is that the column that you guys have (Sign Language)—it’s almost disturbing.
It has no real definitive connection to the moon phases or what the signs are up to at that time. It seems that the person [who writes it] is just kinda ranting and raging about certain things and it’s kind of frustrating for me to reach out of insightfulness and get something that has nothing to do with astrology. Because it is an astrology column—I’m sure you’re aware of this. I’m a very positive person… I think that maybe the person who is writing your astrology column is burned out or isn’t using sources that are helpful to the people.
-Mason McGraw, via voicemail
The Editor responds: To be honest, you’re not the first person I’ve heard complain about Sign Language. I’ve heard a number of people say they enjoy the column, but a few have expressed exactly the points you just made. All I can tell you is that Sign Language—like all astrology columns—is for entertainment purposes only.