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Safe to Breathe

I’m starting to recover from the toxic “official story fumes” emitted by the corporate media on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. (Cough, choke, gag.)

Unfortunately, a lot of good-hearted people – those who rushed to Ground Zero to try to save lives – are never going to recover from the toxic lies they breathed, thinking it was air. They’re dropping like flies, just like the Iraqis whose whole country is choking on depleted uranium – another kind of toxic dust. Maybe the first responders and the Iraqis will meet in Paradise.

And for those agnostics and atheists in my audience who really hate the whole idea of hellfire: Can you think of a better place for the bastards who did this?

And for those Christians who think all the bastards who blew up the Towers would have to do is mumble “I accept Jesus as my only Lord and Savior” before they die, and – WHAM – it’s all forgiven…

…all I can say is, thank God I’m a Muslim.

Here’s a song I just wrote for the first responders, who were locked out of the official Ground Zero rites this year because too many of them care about truth and justice.

Safe to Breathe

She said the air was safe to breathe
We were such fools to believe
The lies they told us on that toxic day
They took advantage of our trust
And choked us all with pixie dust
That’s killing us and can’t be coughed away

They blew the Towers to kingdom come
The dust has settled in my lungs
The shit’s so thick you surely need a shovel to breathe

No pile of rubble, nothing there
But talcum powder in the air
Settling to the street like satan’s snow
One hundred stories pulverized
Three hundred million hypnotized
By lying television’s hellish glow

They blew the Towers to kingdom come
Struck us dumb and clogged our lungs
The shit’s so thick you surely need a shovel to breathe

They shipped the steel to Fresh Kills
Won’t help us with our doctor bills
We’re choking and we’re croaking, one by one
So I spit in the face of death
A curse and prayer with this last breath:
May heaven fall, or may justice be done.

They blew us all to kingdom come
The dust has settled in my lungs
The shit’s so thick you surely need a shovel to breathe

7 Thoughts to “Safe to Breathe”

  1. Anonymous

    Dear Friend/Supporter,

    Thank you very much for signing the statement against Secret Trials in Canada (Security Certificates) at which allows for detention of refugees and immigrants without charge or access to the evidence for national security reasons. My husband Mohamed Harkat – Moe to his friends – is one of those men.

    As many of you may know, Moe lost in court on Dec. 9th, 2010 (one day before the 8th anniversary of his arrest) when his certificate was upheld. The decision was based on the lowest standard of proof in any Canadian court proceeding, and was apparently based solely on secret information. The court ruled there were reasonable grounds to believe that he could be associated with terrorism in the past, present or future – no crime has been committed. The secret information was never released to Moe or his legal team; he has been in the dark ever since his arrest.

    Now, Moe faces deportation to Algeria where he faces imprisonment, torture or death because of the allegations. It's very clear that refugees like Moe are not welcome in Canada under Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government. Moe received a letter from the Canadian Border Services Agency in January 2011, warning him of his pending deportation. We are currently waiting to hear from the Minister's delegate who will make his final recommendations on whether the risk to Moe outweighs the risk he supposedly poses to Canada.

    That's where you come in ! We REALLY need your support once more. We hope to double or triple our numbers of signatures on our statement before the decision comes down in the coming weeks. Time is of the essence.

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    Let's take a strong stand against Secret Trials in Canada (Security Certificates)!


  2. Anonymous

    How you can help:

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    3. After you have done all of that, please send us the pages at:
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    14 Perkins Street
    Ottawa, ON, K1R 7G5

    4. Lastly, please support our work. Help with our campaign, support our legal and political research, consider making a small donation to support travel and other related expenses. Donations are always needed.

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    Your support is crucial ! Please help any way you can.

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    Sophie Harkat
    Wife of Mohamed Harkat, Security Certificate Detainee since December 10th, 2002

  3. Anonymous

    Hi Kevin,

    Have you followed Graeme MacQueen's research very closely? He discusses "rich" eyewitness testimony / descriptions from that day. In one of the many 10th anniversary podcasts I listened to was a brief Amy Goodman segment from WBAI with a truly "rich" eyewitness account. It's only 2.7 MB in size and just under 3 minutes long but worth a listen:

    The next item is a 1 min. 12 sec. video clip I excerpted from a film I discovered on I won't spoil the experience for you.

    Anyway, it's a quick view. Enjoy!

    Hope your Monday was nice & take care until next time.


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  5. Anonymous

    You are the man! I am so proud to have been able to correspond with you over the years. Golly, has it been that long?

    Your indefatigable drive and energy on this important issue is an inspiration to me. I'm thankful for people like you, Sir.

    Always the Best,


  6. Anonymous

    I think Ron Paul has a good chance of at least making a big splash and MAYBE even getting to be our next president BUT we NEED to vote in the PRIMARIES to get him on the ballot so it is of utmost importance, if you are not Republican, then you need to switch over to being a Republican asap.

    Get the form to switch over— call your local Republican headquarters for more info.

    I also think Dennis Kucinich is great but he doesn’t have as much of a chance to WIN as RON PAUL, so let’s make it happen!

    Officially switch to a registered Republican, so you can vote for Ron Paul in the primaries.

    That’s my advice! Hope you’re on it!

    Here’s the link to change your affiliation and be registered as a Republican so we can get Ron Paul into the running during the primaries.

    Apparently in some states, you don’t have to register either way to vote in the primaries but others you do, such as in California.

    Here is the skinny on all that:

    In solidarity for Truth, Justice, and Peace,


  7. Anonymous

    their lungs need a washing ,

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