Friday, August 22, 2008

NIST - Just Makin' Shit Up...

Says Dr. Shyam Sunder, who directed NIST's team of researchers in the investigation: "Fire triggered a "new phenomenon" -- thermal expansion of structural steel, which caused a cascade of collapsing floors, ultimately bringing the building down symmetrically, into its own footprint."

"This is the first time that we're aware of, that a building over 15 stories tall has collapsed primarily due to fire," said Dr. Sunder during Thursday's NIST press conference. Had the city's water mane not been cut, and WTC 7's sprinkler systems been active, the building may still stand, he said.


Lee said...

So, just WHEN are you conspiracy theorists going to step forward with CONCRETE EVIDENCE and stop Just Makin' Shit Up?

Shoes4Industry said...

Anonymous said...

Lee is presumably talking about the government conspiracy theorists and others too naive to figure out that, yes, bad people do indeed exist in bad places that are willing to kill for any given reason. And they do it often and with impunity. Anyone willing to send the country's sons into war is willing to sacrifice young and promising lives for their means. In a moral sense, what's the difference between slaughtering close to 3K people and sending a military into harm's way for an unjust cause on a bogus pretext?

Lee said...

Bogus pretext? Looks as though anony. needs a memory refresher-

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny IRAQ the capacity to develop WMD's and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." - Pres. Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

"If SADDAM rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the THREAT posed by IRAQ's WMD's program." - Pres. Clinton, Feb. 17,1998

"We must stop SADDAM from ever again jeopardizing the stability and security of his neighbors with WMD's." - Madeline Albright, Feb. 1,1998

"He wil use those WMD's AGAIN, as he has TEN TIMES since 1983." - Sandy Berger, Feb. 18, 1998

"SADDAM HUSSEIN has been engaged in the development of WMD technology which is a THREAT to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." Nancy Pelosi, Dec. 16,1998

"HUSSEIN has...chosen to spend his money on building WMD'S and palaces for his cronies." - Madeline Albright, Nov. 10,1999

"We KNOW that he has stored supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout the country." - Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"IRAQ'S search for WMD's has proven impossible to deter and WE should assume that it will continue for as long as SADDAM IS IN POWER." - Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"WE have known for MANY YEARS that SADDAM HUSSEIN is seeking and developing WMD's." - Ted Kennedy, Sept. 27,2002

"There is unmistakable evidence that SADDAM HUSSEIN is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years...WE also should remember we have always UNDERESTIMATED the PROGRESS SADDAM has made in development of WMD's."
- Jay Rockefeller, Oct. 10, 2002

There's lots more where that came from but I would think you would get the picture.

And before the Dem. cry of "Cherry-picked" information crosses your lips note the years in which some of the quotes were made - BEFORE George Bush was the president

Lee said...
For every engineer on that list there are countless others that disagree.

Anonymous said...

What does IRAQ have to do with 9/11???


nice try.

Lee said...

Terrorists were responsible for 9/11 (contrary to what you probably believe). Who cares where they are from? Point is to keep the fight over there. And it is working.