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|May-04-12|| ||OhioChessFan: <The wider population of Dunedin have long tolerated the bibulous habits of the many students in the city. But that patience is being strained by the emergence of a bizarre new branch of drinking game, according to reports from the southern New Zealand city. Called possum, the game has quite simple rules: you sit in a tree and drink until you fall out of it. According to a report in the Otago Daily Times, staff at the city's botanic gardens raised the alarm after noticing "an increase in possum" activity.> |
My local veternarian told me of a game he played in college called Beer Tag. I don't know if it was as an undergraduate or vet school, but I suspect the latter since it was played in a barn. You were safe so long as you had a drink. When you finished it, you had to run to a central point to reload. Whoever was it would try to tag you during that time and if he did, he got your share of the beer. The game ended when the first person fell from a hayloft or rafter. The whole thing makes about as much sense as Possum, but any excuse to tip back a few, I guess. I was thereafter a bit uneasy about our show cattle worth thousands of dollars in his capable hands.
|May-04-12|| ||PinnedPiece: <aw: If I *did* buy that particular conspiracy theory I would say that OBL wanted to latch onto a freebie. >|
The psychology, to me, seems absolutely unable to support that idea. Read again:
<OBL: "...get our messages to the Muslims and celebrate the victory that they achieved.">
He modestly attributes the reasons for success to
1. Allah's help
2. The faith of the Muslim world
3. The determination and sacrifice shown by his Muslim brothers
4. And NO EMPHASIS on his own role*.
It shows humility, in other words, such as you would expect from a grateful servant, rather than a thief of someone else's labor.
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*To find THAT "thievery attitude" of the work of others, in a leader, you must turn to Obama and his speech in Afghanistan this week (among other examples), where he was quick to emphasize HIS role in fighting the Taliban, Al Qaeda, ( &killing OBL--as his minions such as V.P. Biden are doing...watch for the movie soon) and minimize or exclude Bush's policies, the general who actually made all the decisions, and the risks taken by the insertion team. <"The goal that I set -- to defeat al Qaeda, and deny it a chance to rebuild -- is within reach."> http://articles.cnn.com/2012-05-01/...
|May-04-12|| ||MORPHYEUS: <On the same page exactly as the <Colonel Mortimer> Hate-America types around the world. Nice to know.|
Those of you here who think Bin Laden, his deputies, or Arabs in general are less capable than you, less technologically sophisticated, unable to plan, organize, carry out a strike in a magnificently deadly manner, I can only say you are very ignorant, as well as racist. Many of them are quite as intelligent as the best and brightest posters to KR.>
I can agree with PP on this one.
|May-04-12|| ||galdur: Sounds pretty desperate. Now those who dispute the official fables are "haters" and "racists".|
|May-04-12|| ||goldenbear: I don't want to get in to who was behind 9/11. I will only point out that it is obvious the buildings exploded, since if they had fallen due to impact, they would have fallen asymmetrically, toward the point of deformation.|
|May-04-12|| ||Jim Bartle: PinnedPiece: "Bin Laden saw the shrinking U.S. military budget as a good thing, and a reason why Al-Qaeda will win, America lose, in the war with extremist Islamic Supremacy fighters."|
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but a great part of the defense budget is the cost of highly sophisticated weapon systems, new airplanes, missiles, ships, etc. Many of these have nothing to do with dealing with Islamic terrorism, or with today's world. They're based on the Cold War and dealing with the Soviet Union.
Reducing the military budget, or more to the point not increasing it more, just doesn't have that much to do with fighting terrorists like Bin Laden.
|May-04-12|| ||galdur: Super Heated Jet Fuel and other fantastic magic out of Hollywood-Pentagon.|
<Solomon: Yeah... 10 million people, I mean, some of them.. now, and it's interesting that you write in one of your chapters, I think it's Chapter 12, deals specifically with conspiracy theories. One of them, as you know - probably one of the most persistent - is that the buildings were brought down by controlled explosion, controlled demolition. One of the bits of evidence that is often cited is the collapse of World Trade Center Building Number 7, which was not hit by any plane. One question that people have is: why didn't the Commission deal with the collapse Building 7, which some call the smoking gun? Why did this collapse at all?
Hamilton: Well, of course, we did deal with it. The charge that dynamite, or whatever, brought down the World Trade Towers, we of course looked at very carefully - we find no evidence of that. We find all kinds of evidence that it was the airplanes that did it.
Don't take our word on that: the engineers and the architects have studied this thing in extraordinary detail, and they can tell you precisely what caused the collapse of those buildings. What caused the collapse of the buildings, to summarize it, was that the super-heated jet fuel melted the steel super-structure of these buildings and caused their collapse. There's a powerful lot of evidence to sustain that point of view, including the pictures of the airplanes flying into the building.
Now, with regard to Building 7, we believe that it was the aftershocks of these two huge buildings in the very near vicinity collapsing. And in the Building 7 case, we think that it was a case of flames setting off a fuel container, which started the fire in Building 7, and that was our theory on Building 7.
Now we're not the experts on this, we talked to the engineers and the architects about this at some length, and that's the conclusion we reached.
Solomon: Let me just ask you one more question on that. One counter-argument - or there's two, I guess - one is that that fire very rarely, and has never, forced buildings constructed like the World Trade Centers to ever collapse, because steel doesn't melt at temperatures that can be reached through a hydro-carbon fire, and that there's other.. in other words, there are countless cases of other buildings that have been on fire that have not collapsed.
Hamilton: - but not on fire through jet fuel, I don't think you have any evidence of that. But here again, I'm not the expert on it. We relied on the experts, and they're the engineers and the architects who examined this in very great detail.>
Monday, August 21 2006 - 9/11 Commission
Truth, Lies and Conspiracy - Interview with Lee Hamilton
August 21, 2006
|May-04-12|| ||keypusher: <goldenbear: I don't want to get in to who was behind 9/11. I will only point out that it is obvious the buildings exploded, since if they had fallen due to impact, they would have fallen asymmetrically, toward the point of deformation.>|
Arguments about 9/11 are idiotic even by internet standards, so I generally avoid them. But what on earth do you mean? Does anyone claim the buildings fell because of <impact>? If they had, they wouldn't have stood for an hour+ after the planes hit, right?
|May-04-12|| ||goldenbear: <keypusher> I mean if they fell due to fires caused by impact, they would have fallen asymmetrically, toward the point of deformation. You would think the fire started somewhere. The whole building would not have been engulfed simultaneously. If the building "pancaked" due to fire, that asymmetry would have been conserved and magnified on the way down.|
|May-04-12|| ||keypusher: <goldenbear: <keypusher> I mean if they fell due to fires caused by impact, they would have fallen asymmetrically, toward the point of deformation. You would think the fire started somewhere. The whole building would not have been engulfed simultaneously. If the building "pancaked" due to fire, that asymmetry would have been conserved and magnified on the way down.>|
And if the point of deformation is on the 100th floor of a 110-story building, then how is the building supposed to fall towards that point?
|May-04-12|| ||galdur: <keypusher> I think you need to read that remarkable 2006 transcript from a Canadian TV interview with Lee Hamilton, co-chairman of the 9/11 commission. The guy clearly doesnīt have a clue, LOL.|
|May-04-12|| ||goldenbear: <keypusher> The first collapsing floor would hit steel columns of the second collapsing floor at a slight angle. The second collapsing floor's steel would bend before giving way and the angle would grow sharper, and so on.|
|May-04-12|| ||galdur: The mass of structural steel increases the closer to the ground, for obvious reasons. Therefore, the mass of the top 10 of 110 is not 9% of that of the entire tower but more like 3%. The notion that this small mass would somehow stamp the rest into the ground at virtually free-fall speed - in a gravity driven event - frankly is physically impossible.|
|May-04-12|| ||goldenbear: <keypusher> <And if the point of deformation is on the 100th floor of a 110-story building, then how is the building supposed to fall towards that point?> So that it would bend away form deformation and being top-heavy, fall towards it.|
|May-04-12|| ||goldenbear: <The mass of structural steel increases the closer to the ground, for obvious reasons. Therefore, the mass of the top 10 of 110 is not 9% of that of the entire tower but more like 3%. The notion that this small mass would somehow stamp the rest into the ground at virtually free-fall speed - in a gravity driven event - frankly is physically impossible.> I think that's true too, but being a layman, the simplest way for me grasp that the buldings exploded is to assume that there must have been at least a slight asymmetry originally and to reason that that would be conserved and magnified by the resistance on the way down.|
|May-04-12|| ||patzer2: <Jim Bartle><Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but a great part of the defense budget is the cost of highly sophisticated weapon systems, new airplanes, missiles, ships, etc. Many of these have nothing to do with dealing with Islamic terrorism, or with today's world. They're based on the Cold War and dealing with the Soviet Union.>|
You're behind the times. The primary emphasis of the US military shifted from cold war nuclear deterrence to a flexible response strategy, emphasizing conventional war capabilities, under President Kennedy in 1961.
The US Air Force stand down of the USAF Strategic Air Command, integrating its much smaller role into Tactical Air Command in 1992 after the end of the Soviet Union, further emphasized the declining role of nuclear deterrence.
The size of the US military is based on the threat assessment of the Joint Chiefs, and the response to that assessment by the President and Congress. Secretary of Defense Panetta, appointed by President Obama, indicates the cuts in defense legislated in Nov 2010 (calling for half the future budget cuts to occur in Defense) are too severe and will hurt military readiness and endanger our national security.
I agree with Secretary Panetta, who I am sure is looking at a threat assessment that is not based on a cold-war deterrence mission.
|May-04-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Here's an interesting discussion of the structure of the buildings and why they collapsed, written in November 2001:|
|May-04-12|| ||galdur: <goldenbear> When the tower collapses, static energy is transformed into kinetic energy. Itīs virtually zero-sum, a 150-ton plane and its fuel (most of which burns up in seconds) isnīt going to do very much to the 500-thousand ton tower in that regard. |
So, you have the concept of an energy sink. It clearly doesnīt add up at all in the case of the WTC and therefore some external energy/explosives must have been used.
|May-04-12|| ||galdur: Itīs fairly elementary. If you believe that reinforced steel high-rises can fall through themselves virtually at free-fall speed in a gravity driven event|
you can not also believe that parachutes work. Canīt have it both ways, sorry.
|May-04-12|| ||Blunderdome: You know, I never realized Rogoff was a GM. I thought he was just one of those famous people that happens to have some games in the DB.|
|May-04-12|| ||galdur: Maybe you believe that 757 airliners can fly a few feet off the ground at 530 mph. They sure as heck canīt land at that speed.|
<At 9:37:46, American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, traveling at approximately 530 miles per hour.61>
61. See NTSB report, "Flight Path Study-American Airlines Flight 77," Feb. 19, 2002;TSA report, "Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation for 2001," Aug. 20, 2002, p. 41.
|May-04-12|| ||PinnedPiece: < galdur: Itīs fairly elementary. If you believe that reinforced steel high-rises can fall through themselves virtually at free-fall speed in a gravity driven event >|
Why are you continually spamming this page with nonsense?
Every single one of the problems you have raised today have been thoroughly answered in the links I posted yesterday.
Yet you cannot answer ONE of the problems I posed for nonsense believers like you. Because you can't. Yet I have met your objections to the truth.
Explain WHY you refuse to look at the evidence which destroys your myths? The building did not fall at the speed of gravity. I have links which show DEBRIS falling next to the building, and outpacing it!! The building hist the ground seconds later.
Every one of your objections is based on lies.
Please explain why you persist in posting lies on this page?
What is your goal?
Are you really that stupid that you cannot understand how the links I posted have blown your theories sky-high? Every one of them?
Yet you persist. It is a sign of madness to close your eyes to the refutations of your silly arguments. Which are abundant, and based on VISUAL EVIDENCE.
Your facts are wrong. Your logic is worse. Quit spamming this stuff. Or argue against the visual evidence presented in my links which show the lies you believe for what they are.
|May-04-12|| ||galdur: <PinnedPiece> The 9/11 commission stated that the south tower collapsed in ten seconds, which is free-fall speed.|
|May-04-12|| ||galdur: So, Pinned Piece do you believe that 757īs can fly at 530 mph a few feet off the ground?|
|May-04-12|| ||PinnedPiece: <galdur>
You are the most inconsistent reasoner we have here. In one breath you try to destroy the 911 comission's report as fabricated, the next instant ist is the solid proof you need for some absurdity.
Have you ever seen an airplane crash? I have. They can fly at even faster speeds than 530 mph a few feet above the ground. Especially when in the next instant they HIT the ground! The plane that hit the Pentagon came in at an angle anyway. It's not hard to fly a plane at a 10 degree angle straight at something with engines at full thrust. What do you think will happen instead? The plane will not be able to touch down at that speed? What a ridiculous notion. They didn't put down the flaps and landing gear, which would have been torn off at that speed (if the automatic safety systems would even have allowed it).
You have picked out the most ridiculous objections that could be imagined. Are you saying the passengers and crew of that flight never existed? You are extremely off the deep end, my friend. Way off. Drowning in bad brain juice.
I've got an idea: Why not argue against man's ability to fly in airplanes? That seems impossible, doesn't it?
Or you could try answering my questions from two days ago. Never mind I wouldn't be able to shut up in response to the nonsense you would produce.
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