A Couple of D-Minuses
Yes, Congressman Jason Chafetz is probably just being a politician in dealing with the WAC-jobs, but he humors them a bit too much for my tastes.
I have similar issues with this coverage of the Ontario Truth Nuts:
“Those thousands and thousands of tonnes of concrete and steel had to get out of the way virtually instantaneously as if they provided no resistance to the collapse,” he said. “It defies physics, it defies our scientific understanding of how things collapse.”
Pieces of building, including tonnes of steel, glass and concrete, were thrown out of the building, travelling 60 miles per hour and imbedding in buildings 600 feet away. If the buildings did collapse due to fire, Bondi questions why that happened. Molten metal was found in the rubble days after the attack, something that just doesn’t add up, he added.
Officially, the committee charged to investigate the collapse said the building “pancaked,” meaning the joints holding the floors in place buckled one after another due to the weight. But Bondi says that historically, no other buildings have ever collapsed in this manner.
“Ninety-thousand tonnes of metal decking is pulverized in mid-air ... that doesn’t make sense,” he said.
So now it's the metal decking that was pulverized?