Bits and Pieces
It's de minimus, but I can't help poking fun at the title of Jon Gold's post at 9-11flogger:
You Can’t Point A Finger At Saudi Arabia, And Not Have 5 Fingers Pointing Back To The U.S.
Yes, if you have seven fingers on that hand. Of course the classic quotation is that you can't point a finger at someone else and not have three fingers pointing back at you.
Fruitcake Fran Shure gets an overly credulous article published about her in the local shopper. Love this intro:
Right after 9/11, I remember talking to my women’s group and saying I just don’t think this could have happened without someone knowing about it and allowing it to,” says Fran Shure. “It was totally intuitive, because I knew nothing.It's called Dunning-Kruger and it's nothing to be proud of, Fran.
Meanwhile, Tony Zamboni remembers seeing a documentary on the History Channel where Larry Silverstein admitted controlled demolition at WTC-7, and no, this is not the pull-it video:
Unlike other History series, "History's Business" episodes are not available to the public for purchase, nor can a complete listing of its past episodes be found on the Internet. In the interview we're searching for, Silverstein, whose Silverstein Properties owns WTC 7, was asked by the show's guest host, "What happened to 7?"As you can see, AE 9-11 Troof takes this very seriously and is offering a $200 reward to anyone who can find the missing episode. What a shame that VCRs weren't invented back in 2002 or 2003 or 2004 (years where Zamboni claims to remember the show). I'm going to take a wild guess that no tape will show up. Indeed, the $200 reward would have to be increased to $2000 or more to make it worth somebody's time to dummy it up.
Silverstein's unforgettable reply: "Building 7 was a controlled demolition for safety reasons," according to an engineer who was watching the program that morning. Until that point, the engineer had been "perplexed as to why Building 7 had completely collapsed so quickly and so symmetrically." For that reason, Silverstein's answer is still emblazoned in his memory.