Monday, September 25, 2006

Unintentionally Ironic Loose Change Forum Post of the Day

I found this post amusing:

Hi! At my high school, I am doing a research paper in my English class about the 9/11 conspiracy theory, and mainly about the Flight 93 conspiracy theory.

I have watched "Loose Change: 2nd Edition" twice now, and found it very interesting, hence my topic choice. I have just one problem. My teacher requires credible sources (i.e. magazines, newspapers, books, etc.), and will not accept anything found from a Google or Yahoo search.

This makes it hard, because much of the 9/11 conspiracy theory is based on the internet and it is very oppinionated and doesn't look credible. So, I was wondering if anyone had any links to credible sources like magazine or newspaper articles or any book titles that could help me out.

I can see how that would be a problem. I especially find it ridiculous that this high school English teacher has higher standards than the "Scholars" for 9/11 "Truth". My hat is off to him or her.

16 Comments:

At 25 September, 2006 07:43, Blogger Good Lieutenant said...

If I had to seriously answer this young skull-fulla-mush, I'd do it thusly:

Here's a starter - read the yellow-dog Popular Mechanics book that Jason Bermas tried to demagogue "Democracy Now" viewers from reading out of pure fear of it. If his story is so bulletproof, then why is he so afraid of it?

From there, search this blog for links to numerous mainstream media publications, both left and right, concerning the utter lack of internal and external consistency and credibility of members of the "truth" movement.

Problem is, once you read the book and read some background info on both 9-11 and the LooseChange frauds, Loose Change (versions 1-654) begins to magically transforms into a gigantic steaming pile of horse excrement before your very eyes and ears, as opposed to becoming a coherent and well-researched argument; a kind of Internet porn for the very lonely, the bitter-at-life crowd and belligerently uninformed.

In other words, perfect for the average young Democrat voter.

And gigantic steaming piles of horse excrement don't make for very good English paper topics, I'm afraid.

So read up, young chap. Ask questions of LC and its disciples, because they're going to demand and threaten you to do so about anything you may happen to say to them about anything.

 
At 25 September, 2006 08:09, Blogger Chad said...

Obviously, the english teacher is a paid gubmint shill.

Requiring legitimate sources...

... How fascist.

 
At 25 September, 2006 08:28, Blogger Lying_Dylan said...

Damn,
Chad beat me to it and put it better then I would have!

 
At 25 September, 2006 08:32, Blogger Simon Lazarus said...

Loose Change (versions 1-654) begins to magically transforms into a gigantic steaming pile of horse excrement before your very eyes and ears...

Aw, come on!

Why be so rough on steaming piles of horse excrement? What did it do to be compared to "Loose Change"?

Of all the insults!

 
At 25 September, 2006 08:45, Blogger Good Lieutenant said...

Sorry - that was outta line.

I apologize to all decent piles of horse dung everywhere.

:-)

 
At 25 September, 2006 09:00, Blogger AbrashTX said...

In other words, perfect for the average young Democrat voter.

You must have missed out on the times I've bitchslapped Joan Basil, pseudo-progressive extraordinaire. How many times do I have to point out that average Democrats like myself don't buy into 9-11 denial?

Don't insult people who are on the side of rationality just because they hold political views different from yours.

 
At 25 September, 2006 09:13, Blogger zippychippy said...

I'm a high school Social Studies teacher (and in NYC) and probably once or twice a week a student tells me to watch LC. I was even given a burned CD.

I politely explain the major problems with LC but frankly we don't have the time to go into it detail by detail. Also, I'm unwilling to open the floodgates to all sorts of nonsense, like Holocaust denial or that 2+2 REALLY equals 5, you just have to find the right website explaining why.

For most teen age minds slogging through information such as the NIST report is boring, while LC reduces complicated science and geo-politics to high school level thinking.

What kids need is a website that explains the facts of 9/11 in a way that they won't be intimidated by overly complicated language. Kids are smart and curious they just don't comprehend information the same way adults do.

 
At 25 September, 2006 10:25, Blogger CHF said...

My teacher requires credible sources

Damn those credible sources!

The kid will probably end up quoting some book by a Holocaust Denier and hope his teacher doesn't look into it.

 
At 25 September, 2006 10:52, Blogger MarkyX said...

zippy.

www.lolloosechange.co.nr

or for written document

www.lolinfowars.co.nr

I'm the same age as Dylan (physically), so I can relate to the younger generation :)

 
At 25 September, 2006 12:00, Blogger The Artistic Macrophage said...

young minds...most very very impressionable with very small attention spans, hence the effect of LC on the under 25 group (for the most part).

TAM

 
At 25 September, 2006 13:50, Blogger Good Lieutenant said...

"Don't insult people who are on the side of rationality just because they hold political views different from yours."

Key word - "average."

Relax. You're above average.

 
At 25 September, 2006 13:54, Blogger Lying_Dylan said...

I'm the same age as Dylan (physically), so I can relate to the younger generation :)

Oh No!!
Please Mark for the love of god dont tell me that you also have a video of yourself comparing a box to your penis!!
(AKA the losers latest video series
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7725341713144718914)

;)

 
At 25 September, 2006 16:06, Blogger Triterope said...

His teacher tells him he can't do an Internet search, so he does an Internet search to ask how he can avoid doing an Internet search.

Kids these days.

 
At 25 September, 2006 18:26, Blogger shawn said...

you also have a video of yourself comparing a box to your penis!!

I'm 21, and have several such videos.

 
At 25 September, 2006 18:48, Blogger Alex said...

Well, if you're talking about the slang meaning of "box", I could see how that'd work....

 
At 25 September, 2006 19:22, Blogger telescopemerc said...

I apologize to all decent piles of horse dung everywhere.

As well you should. Horse dung can fertilze plants.

What the hell can Loose Change do besides activate my gag reflex?

 

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