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Entry from April 22, 2010
Truther or Troofer/Trufer (9/11 Truth movement follower)

A “truther” is a follower of the “9/11 Truth” movement—individuals who are skeptical of the official story that two airplanes hijacked by Islamic terrorists brought down buildings at the World Trade Center site on September 11, 2001. Some “truthers” have doubts, while others are convinced that simultaneous explosions were used to bring the buildings down. Some “truthers” blame the U.S. government under President George W. Bush, claiming that “9/11 was an inside job.”

The word “truther” did exist (however sparsely used) before September 11, 2001, meaning “one who seeks truth.” The 9/11 “truther” term began to be used by at least June 2005.

Truthers were quickly mocked as conspiracy theorists. A child’s pronunciation of the word “truth” as “truf” or “troof” became “trufer” and “troofer,” both cited in print by 2006.


Wikipedia: 9/11 Truth movement
9/11 Truth movement is the collective name of loosely affiliated organizations and individuals who question the mainstream account of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Adherents of the movement advocate and discuss different hypotheses about how the attacks happened and call for a new investigation into the attacks.

Some of the organizations state that there is evidence that individuals within the United States government may have been either responsible for or knowingly complicit in the September 11 attacks. Motives given include the use of the attacks to initiate the launch of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and in creating the opportunities to curtail civil liberties. Members of the movement are often referred to as “truthers”, “conspiracy theorists”, occasionally as “9/11 deniers”, and by sympathetic writers as “9/11 skeptics.” Members of the movement hold diverse views on other political issues.

Characteristics
Name

“9/11 Truth movement” is the collective name of loosely affiliated organizations and individuals that question whether the United States government, agencies of the United States or individuals within such agencies were either responsible for or purposefully complicit in the September 11 attacks. The term is also being used by the adherents of the movement. Adherents also call themselves “9/11 Truthers”, “9/11 skeptics” or “truth activists”, while generally rejecting the term “conspiracy theorists”.

Urban Dictionary
Truther
Noun- One who rejects the accepted explanation of the events of 9/11. Truthers generally believe the U.S. government committed the acts of terrorism against itself.
BYU professor Steven Jones is perhaps the most famous truther.
by Nobody Too Much Jul 29, 2006

Truther
A crazy person who believes the US government committed 9/11. Truthers get their inspiration from a moronic documentary called “Loose Change” which provides no facts whatsoever and has been thoroughly debunked. People who disagree with the truthers are repeatedly called government shills since truthers have no logical argument to counter the evidence.
Truther: 9/11 was an inside job!
Sane person: Prove it.
Truther: There was no plane at the Pentagon, only a missile!
Sane person: There’s dozens of witnesses and plane debris was found all over the place.
Truther: ...Well the WTC was a controlled demolition!
Sane person: Why did both buildings collapse from the point of impact then? Pretty crazy the explosives were in the exact spot the plane hit and didn’t explode upon impact.
Truther: ...You’re just a government shill! Enjoy your FEMA camp when the NWO rolls around!

by Troofers be nuts Jan 29, 2008

Urban Dictionary
troofer
See truther
Noun- One who rejects the accepted explanation of the events of 9/11. Truthers generally believe the U.S. government committed the acts of terrorism against itself.
Often you will find a troofer wearing tin foil on their head.
by tuf Jun 20, 2007

Urban Dictionary
Trufer
The word “trufer” is used as a pejorative to describe 9/11 conspiracy loons, also known as truther(s), because they love to parade around with stupid chants and piss people off with their psycho babble.
Trufer: “WHAT DO WE WANT? TRUTH! WHEN DO WE WANT IT? NOW!”
Sane person: “Jesus. It’s like their religion. If they spent as much time shouting and passing out pamphlets they made at Kinkos as they did actually trying to model the building collapse like Penn State University did, people might care.”

by ZFT1 Aug 20, 2008

Google Groups: alt.fan.gene-scott
Newsgroups: alt.fan.gene-scott
From: “believerforsure”
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 10:57:03 -0400
Local: Mon, Jun 27 2005 9:57 am
Subject: 911q truthers confront NIST on twin towers

< http://www.total911.info/2005/06/911-truthers-confront-nist-at-wtc.html

Saturday, June 25, 2005
9/11-truthers confront NIST on WTC collapse
The Commerce Department’s National Institute for Standards and Technology has been in charge of manufacturing fantastical scenarios under which the collapse of the World Trade Center towers were anything but a planned, controlled demolitin. They held a public briefing on Thursday, June 23.
From 911TruthAction’s AJ Ward at alia, Jun 23:
The NIST WTC review press conference was held this morning and was web-cast called the “NIST Response to the World Trade Center Disaster - Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster”

Google Groups: coalitionforfreethoughtinmedia
From: John Fitz
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 20:10:42 -0800 (PST)
Local: Tues, Nov 29 2005 11:10 pm
Subject: T911-Fitzgerald-9/11crooks off Hollinger board,Madonna a9/11-truther,9/11&11/22,Post-9/11 ‘reform’ and Lennon’s true assassin

Sunday, November 20, 2005
Madonna a 9/11-truther
This is a very interesting quote from pop star Madonna. The clear implication is that 9/11 was an inside job. but that the evidence is too confusing for the brainwashed masses to digest.

This is from a new interview in Rolling Stone, excerpted in People Nov 16:  “On George W. Bush she takes a much sterner position. “I was just frigging devastated,” she says of his re-election last year. “It was a real sad day.” She rationalizes the way the election swung on Bush’s making the public feel safe ┬ĘC until, she says, Hurricane Katrina blew in.

“9/11 was too ambiguous,” she tells the magazine. “You couldn’t prove how the government was somehow in on the deal. There were too many arguments against it. You could say, ‘Oh, that’s just Michael Moore,’ ‘Oh, that’s just hearsay.’ New Orleans was undeniable irresponsibility.”

JREF Forum
sleahead
17th August 2006, 08:36 AM
Rubbish song, rubbish band. Yet more people shamelessly trying to make a buck and promote themselves on the back of 9/11. Let’s see, $0.99 per download times the number of troofers in the world equals $lots.

Secular Blasphemy
30. september 2006
Oliver Stone rejects 9/11 conspiracy theories. Troofers crushed.

JREF Forum
rwguinn
15th December 2006, 07:09 PM
The Trufers have never learned that lesson. Whether it is because they have no expertise, or are truly shoddy in their capabilities, I won’t guess. This is mainly because none of them claim any expertise (I except those who have shown by word and/or deed that they truely have no competence in their chosen field of expertise--J’doh comes immediately to mind).
The point here is that most of us are willing to grant a level of expertise, and respect, to those who have shown that they know what they are talking about. We all know that there are things we are unqualified to have an opinion on, and defer to those who are. Trufers have the philosophy that if they can’t understand it (i.e., it has math above algebra level, chemistry, or physics) it must be a lie. They have not learned the lesson--and may never do so.

Cox & Forkum Editorial Cartoons
August 23, 2007
Troofers

The Weekly Standard
The Truthers Are Out There
Leftwing causes converge with the 9/11 denial movement.

BY Sonny Bunch
September 24, 2007, Vol. 13, No. 02
(...)
Truthers, as they are called, hold a wide range of (often mutually exclusive) theories about what took place on September 11, 2001. They break down into two broad camps: those who believe that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney made 9/11 happen on purpose and those who believe that they let 9/11 happen on purpose. Truthers bristle at being called conspiracy theorists even as they argue that the president had explosives planted in the World Trade Center to ensure the collapse of the Twin Towers after airplanes struck them, had a missile fired at the Pentagon, and shot down Flight 93 in an effort to start a series of wars that would lead to the seizure of Middle Eastern oil and the securing of a pipeline through Afghanistan.

Breaking Political News
Mr Purple
Post subject: re: Ron Paul over 10,000 digs in 10 hrs.
Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:37 am
Well look at his support.

Stormfront - a white supremacy website
Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke
White Civil Rights - need I say more?
9/11 Trufers

New York (NY) Times
December 23, 2007
Buzzwords 2007
All We Are Saying

By GRANT BARRETT
(...)
truther n.
Someone who espouses a conspiracy theory about the events of 9/11.

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