Monday, May 04, 2009

Grifter at Boston University

Yawn. He claims that his lecture is aimed at those who laugh at the Troofers, and only indirectly aimed at the actual Troofers themselves. He also implies that this might have seemed rational three years ago, but with the "new discoveries" it is no longer sensible. I'm going to try to listen to the entire speech to see whether he's dropped any of his nuttier stuff, like the missile at the Pentagon.

Update: He leads off with "the official story is a conspiracy theory," probably the oldest argument in his playbook. Time to first lie: about 7:30 Grifter claims that the Bush Administration said the air was safe to breathe at Ground Zero. In fact, nobody said that and the workers on the pile were all required to wear respirators.

Update: One of our troofer tards points to this post over at the Troofy Timeline:

EPA Administrator Christie Whitman announces that results from further air and drinking water monitoring near the WTC site and the Pentagon indicate that there are few significant risks to public health. “We are very encouraged that the results from our monitoring of air quality and drinking water conditions in both New York and near the Pentagon show that the public in these areas is not being exposed to excessive levels of asbestos or other harmful substances,” she says.

Key words in there? "Public health". They were not referring to the workers on the pile, they were referring to people elsewhere in New York City. Here's the EPA's release that is cited:

While careful not to impede the search, rescue and cleanup efforts at either the World Trade Center or the Pentagon disaster sites, EPA = s primary concern has been to ensure that rescue workers and the public are not being exposed to elevated levels of potentially hazardous contaminants in the dust and debris, especially where practical solutions are available to reduce exposure. EPA has assisted efforts to provide dust masks to rescue workers to minimize inhalation of dust. EPA also recommends that the blast site debris continue to be kept wet, which helps to significantly reduce the amount of airborne dust which can aggravate respiratory ailments such as asthma. On-site facilities are being made available for rescue workers to clean themselves, change their clothing and to have dust-laden clothes cleaned separately from normal household wash.

More here:

Do persons outside the WTC restricted area need to wear respirators?
No. EPA has not detected any pollutant levels of concern in Lower Manhattan generally or at the Fresh Kills site on Staten Island, where the debris from the WTC cleanup is being taken for inspection and sorting.

Typical truther tard, his links prove him wrong.