San Francisco Earthquake: The Big Lie Anniversary is Celebrated With More Deception.

Doug Copp from the front page of the Alameda Journal, San Francisco Bay. Doug appeared in hundreds of articles, in Bay Area newspapers. Doug’s inventions were show-pieced, in the San Jose Museum of Technology. You can watch video of doug crawling into the collapsed Nimitz Freeway, during the 1989 earthquake by going to the video area at O’reilly interviewed Doug Copp; as well as, Inside Edition, Good Morning America and many other programs. You can, also, watch the videos of Doug crawling inside the collapsed structures. 

I want to begin this blog by telling people that San Francisco, is my favorite city, in the whole world…that I love it and spent most of my adult life there. My ill health from 911 will not allow me to live in a city with pollution.

Furthermore, the ‘pink section’ of events, in the bay area, was my favorite section of the great San Fransisco Chronicle, my favorite newspaper. The San Francisco Chronicle can be the victim of bad and misleading reporters, too. Maria Guara is one of them, who crawled under the door. She was dismissed/fired/laid off, 2 years ago and somehow ‘popped’ her head up again, with this article.

Monday, April 18, 2011 was the 105th anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake. Now, the world knows it as an Earthquake but did you know that ALL the newspapers and financial interests, of the time, referred to it as the San Francisco Fire.

Why was this lie heavily promoted for more than 20 years before the truth came out that it actually was an earthquake and not a fire? It is usually about money and it was about money..again. Wall Street knew about fires. Fires, like the Great Chicago Fire ( which destroyed half the city when mother O’leary’s cow knocked over the lantern) were considered to be acceptable, to be part of normal business risk. Financiers, in the east were unfamiliar with earthquakes. The rich and powerful of San Francisco were afraid of financial investment drying up, from the east, so they decided to call it a fire and not an earthquake. It took 20 years for the truth to be widely known that the destruction was caused by an earthquake and not a fire. This is part of History.

I was contacted by Maria Guara claiming to be a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. This was her first dishonest act towards me and it took less than 5 seconds form the time she opened her mouth until she did it.

After reading her completely dishonest article I investigated her and found that she had not published an article,with the San Francisco Chronicle, for years. She managed to get this story published. I don’t know how or why? Perhaps, the ARC paid her (with some of the ARC 3 billion advertising/publishing budget, per year). Perhaps, money is the reason for dishonesty and bias. I don’t know. So, Anniversary of the dishonesty of the San Francisco Fire, of 1906, is celebrated, by the dishonesty of Maria Guara towards potential earthquake victims.

I plan to go thru the portions of the article, for you to get an idea of why you should be suspicious of anything she writes. The truth will help you. It may shock you but it will all help you.

Below are excerpts from an article written by Maria Guara for the San Francisco Chronicle, dated April 17, 2011. MY COMMENTS ARE WRITTEN IN ITALICS THROUGHOUT THE ARTICLE.

“But information found elsewhere online might best be taken with a grain of salt. In particular, Red Cross officials have been bedeviled for years by a website and viral e-mail challenging their long-standing advice to “Drop, Cover and Hold On!” during a quake.

***The Triangle of Life appears on hundreds of websites throughout the world. Youtube videos have been showing up, in everything from Farsi to Chinese to Spanish Sign Language. This is a worldwide grassroots movement of people who can put 2 brain cells together to form an idea, are intelligent, reasonable and care about the hypocrisy of bureaucrats and corporations. They care about their families safety and their community. People who want to live are interested, in the truth that will protect them.

“Oh, the ‘Triangle of Life,’ my arch-nemesis!” said the Red Cross’ White, with a deep sigh. “This particular theory has been popping up for at least 10 years, and the e-mail circulates every time a large earthquake happens internationally.”

Authored by Doug Copp, founder of American Rescue Team International, a private disaster-response organization, the Triangle of Life theory contradicts Red Cross and official government guidelines, and urges people to flee shaking buildings instead of taking shelter beneath a sturdy piece of furniture, protecting your head and holding on until the shaking stops.

***ARTI is NOT a private disaster response organization. It has the same legal standing as the American Red Cross. It has been a 501 c 3 non political organization; since, 1985.

Furthermore, The Triangle of Life was discovered by me; however, the single page email being sent around the world; is the result of an unknown person..asking me..on the phone..if he could condense my 13 picture, 7 page article in the American Survival Guide Magazine (see the original) to send to his family. I told him to go ahead..anything that will save good for me. More than 1 billion people have received far..***

***I told her Maria Guara that people should get out if they can to avoid being crushed. If not then they should get into a triangle of life or survivable void that will allow you enough space to avoid being crushed. This safe space is found next to large bulky objects.***

***Importantly, what she, also, omitted, to tell you, is that the San Francisco Chronicle wrote a series of articles exposing the American Red Cross for theft, fraud and carpet-bagging, the people of San Francisco during the 1989 earthquake.

I brought, to her attention, during her praise of ARC and this ninkimpoop White that her own newspaper had written and published the condemning series of ARC criminality.***

***Mayor Art Agnos, of San Francisco, sued the Red Cross for theft and fraud. ARC had collected, as they usually do, a vast sum of money ($ 57,200,000.00)donated by the people of San Francisco, to help their fellow citizens. ARC fled with the money after spending only $100,000. To avoid a scandal that would impair their (American Red Cross) ability to collect their annual $6 billion, in ‘sucker’ money. The Chronicle reported that ARC settled out of court, promising to spend the $57 million, on Bay Area victims. ARC has a long history of repeating this modus operandi.

***Jesse Ventura, Governor of Minnesota, sued them to force them to spend the money that they collected during the Minnesota floods.***

***In San Diego, the Director of the Red Cross was sentenced to prison when she took the money collected from the San Diego forest fires, took out $500,000 for her own salary and bonus. When asked if she felt guilty about taking $500,000 for herself and spending nothing on the victims..she screamed out: “No! I work hard for my money!” I heard her do this on radio..before she went to prison.***

***Finally, many will remember that the Red Cross collected $6 BILLION, for 911 victims and kept the money. David Letterman, Jay Leno and many others complained but ARC kept the money. The nastiest part of all was never published. I contacted all the donators of $1 million plus, to ARC and told them about ARC. The CEO of 3M Corporation told me that ARC was given $750,000 value in respirators to be donated to 911 responders. ARC kept them, in their Warehouse, for later sale.***

***Almost everyday, I go into convulsions of coughing until I vomit a pint of mucus and slime , from my lungs. For years I could not walk more than 3 ft. I am waiting for my MRI tests to come back. At my next Dr appointment, next week, Dr Ben Boucher will tell me if I have the 911 cancers, in my lungs..YET.***

***All the 911 responders were deprived of respirators, to protect heir lungs, by American Red Cross greed! I curse ARC, for this.***

***Maria Guara was told all of this and much more…Her dishonesty regarding ARC is despicable..***

Copp formed his theory after responding to earthquakes in developing countries such as Mexico and Turkey, where buildings frequently pancake to the ground in even moderate shaking. If occupants of these buildings cannot escape, he argues that the next best alternative is to huddle next to a large piece of furniture that will bear the brunt of a collapsing structure, leaving a triangle-shaped void in the rubble that offers hope of survival.

***Maria Guara, again is dishonest. I told her of the many examples of my crawling inside of buildings during the Northridge Earthquake, Loma Prieta earthquake and others, in California. I told her that ARC is lieing when they tell you that building don’t collapse, in California. I told her about the Nuclear Reactor built on top of a fault line. I told her of the hundreds of California Schools built directly on top of fault lines ( because the land was cheap and private business wouldn’t build on it. I told her much more.) KQED ( Public TV, in San Francisco) broadcast a special on California schools, with State Officials and Structural Engineers confirming my statements. She omitted it all and stuck with ARC’s claim that American buildings don’t collapse; therefore, it is ok to follow ‘duck and cover’.***

He also advises that people awakened by a quake roll out of bed onto the floor, and warns grimly that anyone taking shelter in a doorway risks being fatally squashed.

***ARC Employee white points out that they stopped telling people to get under doorways 20 years ago. This is correct; however, it points out a brutal fact concerning ARC. They only care about collecting money not people’s lives. If they cared about people’s lives then they would have told people to stop getting under doorways. They never wanted to expose themselves for telling people the wrong thing to do…so they this day..of endangering people’s lives by not informing them of the change, in policy.***

However, disaster officials in the United States have repeatedly pointed out that building materials and building codes in this country are not comparable with those in developing countries. As a result, very few U.S. buildings respond to earthquake shaking by collapsing to the ground.

***This is a complete lie. It has been a matter of luck that the earthquake, on the San Andreas Fault line (Park Field, California) has been delayed in unleashing it’s built up tension; however, the pressure is building up every year until it releases. Every seismologist, on planet earth is aware of this. I told Maria Guara of the $300 billion dollars in damage done to the most modern, well designed buildings, in the world, during the Kobe Earthquake. California buildings have collapsed ( I have been in them), and will always collapse. This is just a complete bogus lie designed to mislead people.***

***Furthermore, as I told maria Guara: I will pay $10,000 to ARC Employee White or any other American Red Cross Employee who can show a single picture of them selves inside of a collapsed building…..How can they be expected to know anything about how to survive inside of a collapsed building when they have never seen the inside of one. I told Maria Guara that she should think of a closed and locked box. If someone who has never seen the inside of the box tells you that there is nothing inside and another person who actually saw inside the box, before it was closed tells you that there is a dollar bill inside…Who do you believe. The person who saw inside or the person who didn’t? Who do you believe? A businessman accountant whose job it is to collect money for a billion dollar organization which is constantly, in trouble for theft and crimes..even thought they spend $3 BILLION per year , on positive advertising or an unpaid volunteer who has dedicated his life to saving lives and protecting children from a horrible death caused more by Insurance Company greed than any other reason. I have crawled inside of 896 collapsed building and risked my life, to save lives, all over the world. My websites are filled with videos and pictures of my doing this.***

According to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most earthquake-related injuries in the United States in recent decades were the result of falling objects, and from cuts, falls and blows suffered by people attempting to flee from their homes in a panic.

***I told Maria Guara: ” How would they know?”. They only have access of records of coroners reports, from Hospitals..sometimes weeks or months after the buildings collapsed. They don’t interview victims or survivors. It is just more bureaucratic BS.***

“Statistically, most injuries are caused by falling debris and when people try to move more than a few feet during shaking,” White said. “Drop and cover beneath a sturdy piece of furniture to protect your head, and hold on. If that’s not possible, go to an interior wall, drop and cover.”

***I liken White to an accountant at a Children’s Hospital putting on a frock and a phoney badge and pretending to be a Doctor. It is only after children start dieing because of his fraud and deception that people realize that he was not a Doctor….he was a murderer.***

***I told Maria Guara that I never expect to win. I am a sick and poor man, an unpaid volunteer. I never expected to beat a multi-billion dollar industry built around deception and lies. I told her that the truth will come out and that there will be a price to pay.

I told her that the next huge California Earthquake, will will result in a million collapsed buildings and 100,000 plus deaths…that the parents of all those children who were murdered for Insurance Company Shareholder Profit and School Board’s reduced premium. We were told:” It is cheaper and less trouble, if the children are dead; rather, than sue for compensation. This would mean that the Insurance Carriers would either stop covering us or increase our premium, for coverage.”***

***I am a pacifist. I have dedicated my life to helping humanity; however, I would not lift a finger to stop a ‘mob of angry’ parents from vengeance upon Mr White and other people like him..too many people have already died and they need to stop.

I would think and act like the Turkish Policeman who interrupted a mob from beating and kicking , a man. This bastard had cut the wedding ring off the hand ( her body had swollen and the ring could not be removed.) of a newly wed bride. She was killed minutes after her taking her wedding vows… This robber cut her body to steal her jewelry. The Turkish Policeman walked away..telling the do with him what they wanted. I can understand why. ***

***Now, he is just endangering children’s lives , for profit. Sooner or later, the children will be crushed to death because of ARC, The Insurance Company Executives, The Shareholders of those companies, the School Boards and Mr White. Let them make their profits, in other ways than endangering children’s lives..or killing them. The Triangle of Life will replace ‘duck and cover’, in the USA; but, the question is: ” How many schoolchildren will die before it is changed.***

Awakened sleepers should stay in bed and protect their heads. And as for taking shelter in a doorway, “We haven’t talked about doorways for nearly 20 years,” Finke said.

***Go to youtube and watch what happens to a dummy who stayed in bed..when the building collapsed. We had to remove every crumb, of concrete, from the floor even see his crushed body. The 2 dummies underneath the bed had their heads chopped-off. The dummy, in the triangle of life, next to the bed was unharmed.***

“In modern construction, doorways are not necessarily structural, and might actually be a weak point where the drywall has been cut out,” Finke said. “And the door itself could be moving all over the place.”

Copp, for his part, dismisses the “Drop, Cover and Hold On” campaign as a fraud cooked up by insurance companies, the American Red Cross and corrupt government officials. He rejects the CDC’s injury data as fraudulent, and questions the credentials of seismic or construction experts who support the government’s official advice.

***Absolutely I do. It is the truth..and like I told Maria Guara : “There is more than 100 times as much proof as necessary, for a reasonable person, to support that conclusion, available, on my websites, for free. Even the Pentagon is using the Triangle of Life***

Copp, whose website lists a San Francisco mailing address, says he was injured during the 9/11 rescue effort in New York, and now lives in a rural area of Canada.

***Maria Guara insinuates something misleading and sinister. I remain very sick, from my 911 injuries and came to Canada for free health care (which has cost hundreds of thousands of dollars). I live in a remote area because pollution causes me to have cerebral edema, toxic glaucoma, respiratory and immune system attacks. ARTI is a world wide organization with our world headquarters in San Francisco.***

While Copp’s advice may be useful in some developing countries, “it is actually very dangerous advice for our country,” White said. “Unfortunately, this e-mail is out there with a vengeance right now, and we’re getting more inquiries about it than ever.”

***Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! I am so pleased, to hear that people are rising up against these murderous, greedy bastards.***

Unlike these villains. I do not hide. See below for my home address and phone.

doug copp

founder of ARTI ( the world’s most experienced rescue and disaster mitigation/management organization) and the Discoverer of the ‘triangle of life’ to take building collapse survivability from 2% using ‘duck and cover’ to 90% using the ‘triangle of life’
See for hundreds of pages of testimonials, videos, docs. Complete information to survive major disaster, learned from doug’s searching 896 collapsed buildings and witnessing 1+ million collapsed buildings, at more than 100 major disaster events; throughout the entire world..
email: ARTI website:
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1-902-567-1227 home
Home Address: 563 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, B1P-1E6

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About doug copp

Prior to 911, I was the most experienced rescue person, in the world. Permanently disabled from 911, I have changed my life-focus towards preventing bureaucracy and vested financial interests from causing the deaths of 200,000 children per year. I am promoting the belief that the lives of children are more important than American Insurance Company Shareholder profits. International Disaster Reduction Institute Institute of International Disaster January 2010 – Present (3 years 10 months)worldwide The world's most experienced Rescuer/Disaster Mitigation Management Expert , crawling inside of 896 collapsed buildings at 100+ disaster events during war, peace and revolution Plus a lifetime of High Adventure; including, an undercover cop. .At almost 3,000 serious life threatening events and the medical survival from enough toxins to kill 200+ people, I am probably the world's leading survivor, from death. Survival Scientist Linkedin Profile: Summary saving lives, reducing suffering. "You must not only be good. You must be wise and wise enough to know who is good." doug copp Sometimes it is NOT enough to do good things must be strong enough to endure the attack...that will follow; especially if you are trying to place children's lives ahead of USA Insurance Company Profits...crawling inside of 896 collapsed buildings helped to give me the courage that it takes; especially, considering that I have been sick every single day; since 911. FYI: USA Insurance companies oppose my 'triangle of life' survival method; because, 90% of the children would survive; instead of 98% dead. This translates into//actuarial tables indicate, survivor's seeking compensation for trauma (physical or mental) with a net result of diminished shareholder return. The insurance Company Executives told us: ” We are in the business of maximizing shareholder return..NOT..saving lives.” The USA School Boards have been told by their Insurance Carriers that their policies would be terminated or the premium would become extreme..if the children are allowed to survive, following my method. I tried to learn: I am responsible for 'what I do' and for 'what I do NOT do'. I am responsible for 'MY actions'. I am not responsible for what other people do. I discovered: that people never regret 'doing the right thing'. They only regret 'doing the wrong thing'. A life devoid of 'something worth dying for', is a life, 'not worth living'. Do all the living you can; while you can. 650,000 people died, at the major disasters I worked at..I have seen things that you cannot imagine. For all the persecution, hatred, violence and disgusting behavior that I have endured; in fighting against, evil, greedy bastards who exploited the helpless and preyed upon people..I am glad that I always did 'the right thing'. I always stood up; many times, by myself; but never alone.. If you can't be YOURSELF then who can you be?
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