In this thread over at Truth Action. It starts out as an observation that the Truthers have become Victor (Thorn) and Lisa (Guliani)'s dream movement. They were early Truthers; it was on their show that Dylan Avery accused Bernard Brown of "sending his son to die."
But the discussion diverges quite a bit from the original topic, and that's where it gets really amusing. When talking about the deep hole "we" are in, Jon Gold notes:
Oh, we definitely need a revolution in this country. Cindy and I tried to start one, but no one showed up.
Yes, many revolutions have started with idiots chaining themselves to fences.
Later, the topic of the insurance on WTC-7 comes up and the discussion becomes quite ridiculous. Remember, this is in a thread where the Troof Action folks are all upset that their movement has become the controlled demolition movement:
I was wondering... the insurance companies had to pay Silverstein billions right? If there was something to "Controlled Demolition" of the buildings, wouldn't the insurance companies investigate that possibility so as to not have to pay Larry?
An insurance company pursuing "controlled demolition"? Fat chance. These people aren't stupid. They know how to assess risk for themselves too.
Yep, the insurance companies didn't laugh the controlled demolition claims off as baseless; they knew the CD folks were right but paid off the insurance policy anyway.
The insurance issue merits investigation by someone who knows the business. On WTC7, the fact that Industrial Risk Insurers paid off the $861 million claim before the FEMA report was even released, and thus with little investigation, strikes me as strange. I bet IRI's investigators anticipated a very interesting project, and were much surprised when the payout was made.
I suspect that the anthrax attacks made the insurers unwilling to challenge the government, even for a $6 billion payout. As I recall, the offices of the National Enquirer in Florida had to be abandoned after anthrax mailed in contaminated the entire building. That would represent a major threat to insurers. Imagine if landmark buildings were dusted with anthrax. Nobody would ever want to work there again, not even after decontamination. The threat to the insurance companies was great.
Those last two are from Brian Good.