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Stewart grew up on his family's farm located in NE Ohio's Summit County. In the middle of his last high-school year he asked his parents to give their permission for him to enroll, as a 17 year-old minor, in the US Naval Air Reserves "weekend warrior" O-2 training program at the Akron, Ohio Naval Air Station.

He graduated near the top of Hudson Township's 1951 class of forty-seven students. After spending part of that summer on active training duty, he commuted from home to Kent State University and to NAS Akron. The following summer his Navy Squadron flew an east coast logistical air wing based at Norfolk, VA Naval Air Station. He has fond memories of flying at 17 - 20 years of age in these Navy propeller-driven airplanes: PBY, SNJ, SNB, TBM, and R4D.

The Navy enabled him to transfer to Ohio State University and occupied his time again throughout the following summer. By December of 1955, at which time he earned his Bachelor of Science degree, the war in Korea had ended. More importantly for him, education and developing personal convictions precluded him from pursuing a military career.

He went to work within a few days of graduation, with a "Q" Security Clearance from the Atomic Energy Commission, in a laboratory at Battelle Memorial Institute, within walking distance of the college. An avid reader, by 1960 he no longer considered an academic or military career, nor a lifetime spent working in the confines of a laboratory. He took a job in Ohio with Lever Brothers Company, a large consumer products marketing firm that offered a two-year in-field sales-training program. After the two years he was promoted and transferred to New York City where he eventually participated in the introduction of new products.

He resigned from Lever after six years to triple his income, switching from marketing consumer products to industrial sales. By 1968 he had become one of the nation's top producing truck-body salesmen, selling to major truck-rental companies. After learning the techniques of successful distributor marketing, he moved on to become regional sales manager of a company for a couple of years and then the general sales manager of a division of a publicly traded company. He drove the business into a profitable position within his first full quarter's accounting period.

In 1976 he decided to go into business for himself and to return to his mid-western roots. In the course of a year he built an early Century-21 real estate franchise into the SE Ohio region's leading office in all areas: recruiting, listings, sales, and profit. Bored with that business, he began to study the way that personal financial products were marketed, especially "savings-type" or "money-back" life-insurance. These were financial contracts that he could never fully comprehend.

After sending away for The Consumers Union Guide to Life Insurance and reading it carefully, it became obvious to him that accurate information was needed from other than the industry's trained salesmen and their clever General Agents.

He then studied several books on the subject, including Norman F. Dacey's What's Wrong with Your Life Insurance, G. Scott Reynolds' The Mortality Merchants, the classic chapter #13 on life-insurance in Venita Van Caspel's Money Dynamics, and Randal A. Hendricks definitive study, "A Legal Analysis of the Sale of Life Insurance", [The Houston Law Review 810 (1969)].

He decided to recruit and train a marketing organization that would accurately inform consumers, enabling them to make financial decisions in the interest of their families rather than in those of already financially bloated life-insurance companies.

He met and joined forces with a couple of older highly successful and experienced sales executives, the men who introduced the marketing of mutual funds to the American public. Together, over the next several years, he worked with the progressive insurance companies for which they designed products his own company marketed.

In 1980 he wrote and self-published Financial Recovery. Advertised in full-page ads in "Life Insurance Selling" magazine, where it received a favorable review, thousands of copies were bought by individual agents and agencies across America where it helped to create substantial industry changes.

From 1980 to 1985 he built, owned, and managed a company that became one of the top volume diversified brokerage agencies in America, marketing selected financial products nationally, including tax-deferred single-premium annuities before the tax-law was changed from FIFO to LIFO effective Aug. 14, 1982, and selling attractive unregistered tax-sheltered investments before the IRS eliminated them with TEFRA. Before the personal computer age, he struggled to learn how to program the TI-59 in order to provide responsible agents throughout the country a means of calculating and presenting replicable and accountable financial product analyses for their clients at the point of sale.

He made the stupid mistake by entering politics. A couple of friends and Stewart picked a slate of state-wide candidates after helping the new Libertarian Party gain Ohio ballot access. He ran for the Ohio Senate, campaigning on rejection of the state income tax, repeal of the federal income tax, and audit of the Federal Reserve System. He put a sign on the back of his motorcycle's seat that read, "Stop the Federal Income Tax". It got a lot of approving honks. In retrospect, he realizes how politically naive he was at the time. He did relatively well at the polls but unexpectedly generated personally destructive and formidable enemies.

His brilliant younger brother Bob, a PhD geologist living in Florida, had for years been encouraging him to move south. In January 1986, during a particularly cold Ohio winter, he relocated to Sarasota, Florida, a community which he loves today as much as he did the first day he found it. He hopes to live peacefully there to age 100 among interesting neighbors. He is best contacted as Stewart in

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9/11 Narrative Remains Broad and Repetitious

by Stewart Ogilby

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Theater patrons in ancient Greece – someone stayed home to watch the kids and feed the animals. In what has been called Athenian democracy, it has been estimated that slaves constituted around 25% of the human population and free laborers around 30%.

For centuries, poets, historians, historical novelists, and actors provided narratives for the literate and the gentry. There was no outcry or demand for truth when poets lied, such as Longfellow’s apocryphal “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere”. Shakespeare’s history plays provided an interesting nationalistic past for his audiences. Centuries earlier a biblical myth of exodus from Egyptian bondage had given cohesiveness to a tribal bronze-age population. These may constitute a set called “useful myths”. In reality, all myths are useful, but to only a certain group in the population.

Until only a couple of hundred years ago, churches provided religious myths that influenced the masses in their grueling struggles to survive. The exposure of the masses to contemporary narrative was limited until the advent of radio, television, and motion pictures through both the constraint of literacy as well as the means to access broader sources.

In light of many narratives supporting fraudulent antecedents to wars planned by bankers and patently fake photos and supporting narratives for seven (or nine, I forget which) round-trip moon excursions, why all the hubub today about lies of 9/11? Could it be that the human spirit is actually developing? The erudite mythologist, Joseph Campbell, observed, “I think the human spirit is developing. I don’t take a negative attitude toward what’s happening with the human spirit. I take a very negative attitude with what’s happening to our politicians, but that has nothing to do with the human spirit. I mean, the chaos in the world today is not a function of the illumination of humanity today; it’s a function of the bungling of a bunch of self interested politicians.”

The immense political power wielded today upon the masses by radio and television demands that their managers be totally separated from sharing economic interests with governmental bureaucracies and
affiliated corporations. The huge 9/11 media hoax has spotlighted the necessity of freeing the masses from contemporary political propaganda. Today we have the spectacle of a host of “researchers” poring over fake videos, dissecting promulgated disinformation, and arguing among themselves. Is it in the hope of presenting our country’s masses with a nice clear explanation of the events of that day? What makes them think that they are really interested?

Basic confusion includes the following (and much more):
Planes or no-planes –

  • What about all those witnesses presented by our good friends in the media?
  • If no-planes, why all the fuss about stand-down when there was nothing to stand-down to?
  • If planes, why the paucity of proof that would benefit the perpetrators?
  • If no-planes, what were the Arab hijackers up to?
  • If no-planes, why bring up Dov Z’s relationship to a remote-guidance company?
  • If no-planes, what really happened to the missing passengers?
  • If planes, what really happened to the missing passengers if they didn’t crash where claimed?

WTC brought down with explosives –

  • Collecting on terrorism insurance policy would constitute huge insurance fraud.
  • Would they have been so stupid as to mass-murder 3,000 people?
  • Was the whole operation a financially desirable urban renewal project?
  • How much televised coverage, including witnesses, crowds, and explosions, was Hollywood special effects photography, aired in segments?

I have my own recently adopted views on these matters. Expressing them, for now, is inappropriate as it brings the wrath of professional 9/11 pundits and researchers down upon me. I am willing to wait, perhaps only a few months, for the real 9/11 scholars to catch up. The truth is simple, as always. However, the scope of the problem is mind-boggling. There is just too much money and profiteering involved.


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7 Responses to "9/11 Narrative Remains Broad and Repetitious"

  1. Stewart Ogilby  March 4, 2012 at 9:53 am

    JCD – I am going to do something that is far from my normal cordial response. I am accusing you of being both a fraud and a shill. Kindly justify your bizaare conclusions pertaining to “amateur” NYC videos with support documentation. I suggest that you view real analysis of this patent fraud. See before you attempt to put your foot into your mouth. When you prove me to be wrong, I will gladly submit to you my sincere personal apology.

  2. Stewart Ogilby  March 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    JCD – Those of us who have been looking into the 911 hoax have all watched these videos. If listing them in your comment somehow qualifies you as a particularly astute “researcher”, then count me in. It ought to be obvious that my own attention is now directed toward the media’s victimology narratives. You purport to be an authority on the analysis of videos allegedly taken in New York by amateurs and ask us to accept your viewpoint. Kindly refer me to the monograph or study of videos, including their provenance, performed by you or your staff, leading to such conclusions. Thank you for your comment.

  3. Chris  February 25, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I believe the planes, yes planes(though obviously not a Boeing at the Pentagon) were likely swapped but I stand by the assertion that the “no planes at WTC” meme is meant to both discredit 9/11 truth and let Dov Zakheim, with his strong ties to Israel and his SPC flight technology, off the hook. Video manipulations may have taken place but if so that just as easily could have been about concealing the plane swaps and not concealing that literally no planes at all were used.

  4. Stewart Ogilby  February 25, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Andrew – You say that you watched, with your own eyes, the NY towers being brought down. Did their demise appear anything like the TV images we watch also on the internet? I tried to contact you but for some reason you do not have personal data on your Facebook page. Why do you have a Facebook page? Please contact me and identify yourself. I would love to chat with you about your personal experience in NYC on 911.

  5. Stewart Ogilby  February 24, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Trowbridge – Thank you for the wonderful description of the Pentagon Memorial. Anyone viewing the spendor of such a beautiful and touching place ought dare not have the insensitivity to question AA-77’s crash. The soul of each of 184 innocent victims cries out for justice. Each inscribed bench reminds us that there was once a living breathing human being whose life ended nearby on 9/11/2001 when a huge
    Boeing 757 airliner was, in fact, crashed into the Pentagon. The surviving parents, children, loving husbands and wives, and close friends of these victims have now a symbolic tombstone in this virtual cemetery to visit whenever they so desire. Someday soon, perhaps, these survivors will be located and interviewed that they might express their own feelings about the poignant design of that new permanent
    and touching memorial in our nation’s capitol.

    • Raptor  February 24, 2012 at 10:55 am

      It’s a sad and pitiful thing, the arguments, the disinfo, the infiltration. ETC. One can only hope that one day all will be set aside for the absolute truth, the truth that has thus far been akin to a carnival barkers sideshow. Anyway, who says 3,000 innocent people died that day? Who? Why are there not 3,000 officially registered on the Government SS Administration site??

      I’ve read where the actual numbers are far less that what has been told. Maybe that’s why the confusion as to the numbers that ACTUALLY compile the official list of THOSE deceased.

      I think Stewart has raised some very good questions and would like to see an effort made in order to answer them in an honest fashion.

      Like I said in another post, I’ve forgotten more about 9-11 than 99 out of 100 people will ever know, or will obviously ever care to know. I find that a simple sad case of today’s society in general. It seems that when such events don’t single us out, or darken our doors as something more that mere inconvenience, we simply don’t give a damn. Surely most intelligent people can relate to such a line of reason. It’s my opinion that this reason was counted on by those most responsible for the event called 9-11. Otherwise the narrative would have most likely been delivered by other means all together and never would have played out LIVE on National TV.

      It was a most convenient opportunity to employ the divide and conquer technique once the rah rah USA USA BS began to fade. It worked like a charm as evidenced by this constant back and forth crap from people who have no interest whatsoever in regard to EVER knowing what really happened on that day in September, 2001. Otherwise they’d have a bit more concern about looking so utterly stupid every time they open their traps, or hunt and peck.


  6. Stewart Ogilby  February 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    James – either there were 1-4 airplanes involved in the events of 911 or there were none involved. I am not assuming anything, merely stating some areas that are confusing because researchers are not in agreement. Of course, there are assumptions, one being that if there were planes there were passengers. Obviously, if there were no planes, there were no passengers killed in plane crashes. At this point it seems appropriate to investigate officially listed plane victims – first, to confirm their identity and second, to confirm from family members that they had planned to fly on 911. Needless to say, this should be done face to face tactfully. You seem like a bright guy, perhaps there was a passenger or flight-crew victim who lived in your area. We could all learn a lot by doing a little personal investigation rather than relying on official sources and the internet for our knowledge of 911. Good luck.

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