Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Restoring My Faith in Higher Education

Earlier I gave modern college students a hard time for their sloppy research, but these students are starting to reaffirm my faith in America's youth (emphasis mine).

Their theory is that explosives planted throughout the World Trade Center - not the burning fuel from the jetliners that crashed into the buildings - brought the Twin Towers down on Sept. 11, 2001.

That proposition was intriguing enough that about 300 people showed up Sunday, some out of simple curiosity, at the Michigan Union in Ann Arbor to hear three speakers explain why they believe the U.S. government - not fanatical Muslim terrorists - was behind the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

The crowd dwindled considerably during the three-hour panel discussion, "The War on Truth: 9/11 and Our Civil Rights,'' sponsored by Scholars for 9/11, a national group that says the government's version of the events surrounding the terrorist
attacks is "a pack of lies.''

The three speakers urged the audience to examine all the evidence and ask for an independent investigation of the events surrounding Sept. 11, 2001.


Before the discussion, about 10 University of Michigan student protesters, carrying signs and wearing tinfoil hats, milled about outside the Michigan ballroom, saying they represented a group called Young Americans for Freedom.

"We're here to make a point,'' said Ryan Fantuzzi, vice president of the group. "To show just how absurd these claims are.''

16 Comments:

At 31 January, 2007 02:36, Blogger kbenedikt said...

I have a site about education too http://www.baderbiz.com/college and work with kids and adult people for years. I just wanted to say that I like your blog. If you want to give my free report about college to your members as a free gift you are welcome.
Katarina

 
At 31 January, 2007 04:00, Blogger Alex said...

Ok Bill, it was bad enough when you just spammed from the one account, but did you REALLY have to go and sign up for more?

 
At 31 January, 2007 05:22, Blogger troy said...

Anyone listened to this shit?

http://www.erichufschmid.net/mp3/bollyn-with-cnn.mp3

This Bollyn guy is one fackin fruitcake.

 
At 31 January, 2007 05:39, Blogger shawn said...

It's funny, in the report I read - not sure if this is the same one - they called the group 'far right'.

 
At 31 January, 2007 06:15, Blogger 911coverup said...

Minds don't fully develope and mature until theyve reached to the age of 25 year old. That says a lot about the so called Y.A.F. club.

Don't forget this...there is a big difference in things not being true and things you don't want to be true....

 
At 31 January, 2007 06:27, Blogger Alex said...

You know what this "911coverup" comment reminds me of? That old science fiction story, where a phone-call goes haywire and a man ends up talking to a woman in an alternate universe, where everything is a mirror image of his own universe.

Hey, coverup, what colour is the grass in your world?

 
At 31 January, 2007 06:31, Blogger Ransom said...

While I can appreciate that some people and their views deserve a good mocking, I'd be more inclined to have faith in higher education if the students were asking the lecturer pointed and challenging questions, instead of on the outside wearing tinfoil hats.

 
At 31 January, 2007 06:39, Blogger 911coverup said...

Alex, if you're under 25, thanks for proving my point.

 
At 31 January, 2007 06:43, Blogger Alex said...

You didn't answer the question. I'm really rather curious. Ofcourse, any discrepancy in the observable state of your universe might only be due to your addiction to hallucinogens....but I'm always open to alternative explanations.

"I'm just asking questions!"

 
At 31 January, 2007 07:31, Blogger James B. said...

Minds don't fully develope and mature until theyve reached to the age of 25 year old.

Hmm, didn't help Jason Bermas any apparently.

 
At 31 January, 2007 07:33, Blogger Lying_Dylan said...

Minds don't fully develope and mature until theyve reached to the age of 25 year old. That says a lot about the so called Y.A.F. club.

A VAST MAJORITY of the loons in your psychotic movement are under 25 so you just cast a blanket insult ON YOU OWN GROUP!

What a douchebag

 
At 31 January, 2007 07:57, Blogger Richard said...

Minds don't fully develop and mature until they've reached to the age of 25 year old. That says a lot about the so called Y.A.F. club.

Don't forget this...there is a big difference in things not being true and things you don't want to be true....


Care to site the sour....nevermind

The truth is that younger minds develop more quickly. It's easier to learn new things as a child or young adult. However the fact that you just insulted the VAST majority of your group and didn't even realize it is pretty good evidence that you didn't take advantage of the above fact.

 
At 31 January, 2007 08:28, Blogger BG said...

I was in the Y.A.F. at Vandy in the late 70s.

We were touting Phil Crane back then.

 
At 31 January, 2007 08:48, Blogger Triterope said...

There is a big difference in things not being true and things you don't want to be true.

You should really listen to your own advice.

 
At 31 January, 2007 11:06, Blogger tym said...

Don't forget this...there is a big difference in things not being true and things you don't want to be true....

By the same token, couldn't it be said that there's a difference between things being true and things you want to be true?

 
At 31 January, 2007 20:06, Blogger shawn said...

Alex, if you're under 25, thanks for proving my point.

Even if he's "under 25" as if that were an insult, it doesn't change the fact that anyone who believes 9/11 was an inside job is an idiot.

What does that say about you? A 21 year old (me) has been smarter than you since he was a toddler.

You should really listen to your own advice.

The unintentional irony of these folks has gone from hilarious to very, very retarded.

 

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