Sunday, February 01, 2009

A 50-Ton Hydraulic Press for Richard Gage

Box Boy was on the inappropriately named No Lies Radio earlier today and I caught a snippet. He repeats the Willie Rodriguez tale of the 50-ton hydraulic press that was supposedly destroyed in the basement of the WTC. Now, when I first heard that one, I was thinking the doggone thing weighed 50 tons, and the only thing that came to mind was a printing press for a major newspaper. As you can see, the reality is not quite as impressive.

Gage does one little trick that's pretty obvious and I'd like to suggest that somebody catch him on it. When he talks about the columns being ejected from the building, it's because of explosives. But when somebody catches him on the lack of audible explosions, he dodges back to thermite/thermate/nanothermate. Well, nanothermate isn't going to give the explosive force he claims is needed to eject those columns.