In this very long thread
over at Troof Action. It starts with Ronnie Bushnell:
I’m not sure I understand correctly the problem
some of the people on this forum are having with CD (controlled
demolition}. I wish someone would volunteer to explain it to me.
Either I don’t understand what I’m looking at in the videos of the WTC
being ripped apart by explosions or I’m just plain stupid, which I guess
is not an entirely an unlikely possibility.
Heh, you can say that again. Ronnie for the most part has confined himself to one thread over at TA
, and it's a doozy. It just goes on and on for 25 pages, and after the first page or two, I'd guess that 95% of the posts are from Ronnie himself.
But he has a question for the TA folks:
If there is some doubt about CD (not music), then
that seems to me to indicate that someone may have made all this crap
up. Is Richard Gage lying? Is Dr. Jones lying? Does it mean that they
all lied about the supper nano thermite being found in the dust? If
they did, we are all in deep, deep, deep, deep, deep dodo, and I
personally don’t care to be in any kind of dodo.
Well, the good news is that the dodo has been extinct for centuries, so I don't think you have to worry about it. The bad news? Brian tried to reassure Ronnie about Box Boy Gage and Mr Perpetual Motion. Regarding Gage:
He has an unfortunate tendency to play to his
conspiracist fan-base, and certainly he is wrong at times (as we all
are), but I don't think he lies.
I've always been skeptical of the nanothermite
claims and I felt that the Jones team did not take sufficient pains to
distinguish their chips from ordinary paint, but though Dr. Jones may
prove to have been wrong I see no reason to think he was lying. The
kind of public adulation Dr. Jones got from his admirers when he first
started lecturing on 9/11 is very bad for a scientist's objectivity.
been skeptical of the nanothermite claims? And as for the question of whether Gage lies, Oystein points out the ridiculous dissembling that he did about the results of the Millette study, when he failed to mention that it proved that there was no nanothermite in the WTC dust.
AE911T is at least mistaken, if not adding a second lie, when they imply
with the expression "the primer paint used on the WTC steel" that there
was only one such formula. There wasn't just one. There were at least
two, and neither Millette nor Harrit e.al. have ever test any of the
other WTC primers, and thus ruling out the chips are WTC primer has been
Anyway, the thread goes on for pages and pages, and eventually a Truther named Kat Dorman comes along and starts cleaning Petgoat's clock:
The first is that steel columns failing in axial
compression afford the same resistance (capacity) over the entire range
of compaction travel as they do over the linear response range. They do
not. A rough rule of thumb is an average capacity of 10-15% of peak
capacity. If a column has a maximum capacity of three times the imposed
load, it then would have an average capacity of 0.30 - 0.45x the load.
Thus a load which already possesses sufficient momentum to overcome
the peak capacity will experience a large drop in resistive force as
that peak is passed, with the average resistive force giving a resulting
average acceleration over the interval of between 0.55 and 0.7g.
Pretty much what was measured for the early descent of WTC1!
But that's only the early descent... and that's all Chandler measured.
Other higher resolution measurements extending slightly further
indicated a rapid decrease of acceleration magnitude immediately after
that period, and later measurements of the WTC1 leading
ejection front showed minor variation about a quasi-terminal velocity.
Extrapolating a constant velocity from the measured region to ground
level gives a collapse time of between 14 and 15 seconds. Therefore,
there is strong reason to believe the overall collapse dynamics
converged rapidly on dynamic equilibrium of the opposing forces and so
The second misconception is that the capacity derived from perfect axial
alignment is available during collapse. The statements above
concerning the load displacement relation for steel columns in axial
compression apply to the ideal case of perfect end alignment. The
capacity of a column is proportional to its cross sectional area.
Lateral displacement of the upper block in the amount of only a few
inches will in itself reduce capacity to a fraction of design maximum.
While Kat is a Truther he or she does not believe in Controlled Demolition, and obviously is orders of magnitude smarter than Brian, but of course Brian cannot admit this and so he starts engaging in the sort of hostile behavior that Carol Brouillet and Willie Rodriguez can recall. But what's really funny is that Brian thinks he's winning the argument (and yes, somebody quickly mentions the Dunning-Kruger effect, where the more incompetent a person is, the more competent they think they are). It just goes on and on from there, and Brian starts pissing off the rest of the TA gang, particularly Snowcrash:
You're one miserable troll Brian.
You are STILL pimping that "circular argument" reproach while it has
been debunked pages ago. A domino falls because a domino falls. Is that a
circular argument? No, it isn't. Of course not. It's a simple cause and
effect chain where each element is physically and positionally distinct
from the element causing its demise. You pretend you haven't read or
haven't been made aware of this rebuttal of your ridiculous fallacy
allegation, because you mean to irritate. Because you're butthurt.
Because this is your disruption strategy, because you're so "polite".
How utterly pathetic. You're not polite, you're a cunning troll who has
optimized his survival tactics.
You've been repeatedly asked to back up your ignorant assertions and
the AE911Truth talking points you parrot. You simply don't. You think
you'll be just fine trolling. I asked a couple of additional questions
two times now and you've ignored them too. You claim not to believe CD
but you've made a laundry list of declarative statements which match the
description of a Controlled Demolition believer to a T. Your sole
reason for non-committal is plausible deniability should any of your
spurious claims be proven unequivocally false, but you might as well let
go of that tactic, because, as you've demonstrated in this thread,
you'd lie about visual observations even as they stand facing you when
you quote them in reply. A shameless liar of your caliber needs no
additional insurance policies.