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April 18, 2020 at 18:06 #52047Clark
I agree that the seriousness of the pandemic is being hyped in the news media. I don’t really mind too much though. Compare global warming. The scientific community have been warning the world for decades, but the conservative language of the scientific community doesn’t motivate people. The more people restrict themselves voluntarily, the less the need for enforcement, so the media hype, unusually, has some advantages.
The social restrictions seem to be working, but the question is, how do we get out of this? If the restrictions are removed, presumably the infection rate will soar again. We still don’t know about immunity and reinfection, but more is being learned all the time.
Incidentally, the restrictions mean that fewer interesting events are being generated, so the news media are left with less to report about apart from the pandemic.April 18, 2020 at 18:15 #52048Node
It is a matter of record that a safety exclusion zone was enforced around WTC7. So in your scheme, Node, what happened to the demolition conspirators mass murder plot? They could blow the pre-rigged WTC7 at any time and kill even more people, but no, they tip off the firefighters and save a few lives, producing a “smoking gun” for Truthers. There’s no consistency here.
I don’t claim to know all the answers, but it is now 99% certain that WTC7 was demolished, and it is completely implausible that it was decided and executed on the day, therefore it was pre-planned.
If you want me to speculate about the decision-making of the perpetrators, I’d guess something like this: they had to wait until fires had burned long enough to provide a figleaf of an excuse for the building collapsing. Possibly they had to even initiate the fires. By the time it was judged plausible to bring WTC7 down, all civilians had been evacuated and to drop the building on top of 100s of emergency workers might have been deemed too provocative, an act guaranteed to turn every surviving first responder into a vengeful witness.April 18, 2020 at 18:24 #52050Clark
Regarding quote 1 and quote 2; it must be years since I posted about that on the 9/11 thread. There might even be another article; I did think that the article was ABC, and that I couldn’t find the original, but found it on archive.org.
How; no. Why the duck do you get permission from an insurer to detonate a load of explosives illegally smuggled into an occupied building? You can’t legally just rig a building full of people for demolition; there are laws about that sort of thing Node. I do sometimes wonder if you’re being serious. Can you imagine the conversation?
“Hello, this is Silverstein, policyholder #3795182, WTC7. Yeah, I never mentioned it, but I’ve been having that building packed with explosives… What?… Yes, about 10,000 staff…. Yes, about that many present each working day last week…. Look, I… What do you mean, why? It’s my ducking building isn’t it? I can do as I like with it. Look, I haven’t got much time right now, will you pay out if I detonate them?… What do you mean, it was a breach of my terms and conditions?…”April 18, 2020 at 18:32 #52051Node
I agree that the seriousness of the pandemic is being hyped in the news media.
Would you agree that it’s not just the media who are exaggerating the seriousness of the pandemic? The media aren’t making up the figures, they are reporting them. Ioannidis specifically calls attention to the World Health Organisation releasing a fatality rate of 3.4% when he suggests an estimate of 0.05 – 1,0% would be “more reasonable.”April 18, 2020 at 18:38 #52052Node
How; no. Why the duck do you get permission from an insurer to detonate a load of explosives illegally smuggled into an occupied building?
So you are claiming that the building was rigged for demolition in the short interval between Silverstein getting permission from his insurance company and when it fell soon after? If not, what are you claiming?April 18, 2020 at 19:13 #52053SA
Node and Clark
“I agree that the seriousness of the pandemic is being hyped in the news media.”
What is the meaning of this statement? What exactly is hyped? That we have a pandemic with a doubling infection rate a few days, that although it mainly kills older people, that it has also killed many health workers, transport workers and younger people? That the UKG has had to build temporary nightingale hospitals to house the overspill of patients from the NHS? That ITU units are full and there is an expansion of ITU beds to cope with this? Please both or either of you explain.
As to mortality rate. This is a shifting target. At the beginning of the epidemic the WHO had to assemble together, from data mainly from China, a mortality rate. Nobody ever thinks that this is set in stone. The case mortality rate is defined as the number of patients dying of a disease as a proportion of those diagnosed with the disease These are patients who present sick in hospital. But that is not to say that this is the overall mortality rate from this virus, which can really not be determined with any degree of accuracy until after the pandemic ends, and large population studies are done. For example, the case mortality rate in Italy and now UK, approaches 10% because these countries have only tested those who come to hospital, a self selected group at the severe end of the spectrum, at least that is what UK is doing. If the tests extend to those who are symptomatic and self isolating at home, naturally the mortality rate will drop. If it extends to the general population, including those who are mildly symptomatic, or asymptomatic, it will drop further. Mortality rate is also age dependent. So there is no smoking gun here.April 18, 2020 at 19:15 #52054Clark
Pooh, I do apologise; I’ve ended up fielding other stuff.April 18, 2020 at 19:25 #52056Clark
SA, I don’t watch telly, nor listen to the radio, nor read any “news” papers, nor read their websites beyond following commenters links to individual articles.
But in mid March, I spent nearly a week with some friends who have the telly on, always on a “news” channel. Just hours and hours and hours of coverage of essentially nothing but covid-19, day after day. And I learned not a thing from it. From the relatively tiny amount of time I’d spent reading your comments and Squonk’s, following links from those comments, and looking at the trends at sites such as worldometers.org – I’d learned more than the TV “news” channel had to tell me; it literally never surprised me once.
That’s because most of the TV coverage was either what politicians had to say, or random members of the public! That’s what I mean by hype. Here’s advice from Richard Stallman, which I endorse:
Don’t watch TV coverage of Covid-19! — by Richard Stallman:
And I did say that I didn’t really mind the hype. I just mean it’s not for me.April 18, 2020 at 19:30 #52057Clark
SA, I am aware of and agree with all the facts in your first paragraph of 19:13. But I didn’t learn any of them from telly, and if I had attempted to extract them from TV coverage, I’d have had a great deal of irrelevant dross to filter out.April 18, 2020 at 19:43 #52058Clark
Node, 17:01 – “Nobody but you believes demolition could have been planned, arranged and carried out in a few hours”
Node, 18:15 – “it is completely implausible that it was decided and executed on the day”
Dutch demolition designer Danny Jowenko said it could be done, with a good, well coordinated team of about 40. And military demolition teams practice precisely this, and then do it in anger, behind enemy lines:
Jowenko says that the time-consuming operations are careful removal of hazardous materials including glass and asbestos, precise planning such that no adjacent buildings are impacted or damaged, and obtaining certificates and a demolition licence. I have linked his interview multiple times, but here it is yet again; would you please confirm that you’ve watched and listened to it this time? Because I am fed up with repeating myself and providing the evidence over and over again.April 18, 2020 at 19:55 #52059Clark
Node, 18:38 – no, I reckon Silverstein’s insurers would have nothing to do with it. They’d have become liable for the resultant asbestosis, just for a start. And that would provide a reason why it was carried out covertly. Anyone who admits involvement would become liable for premeditatedly causing death.
Maybe it was already being rigged while Silverstein was on the ‘phone, and he was just hoping to recoup some money.
The collapse didn’t have to be very accurate; the area was already a disaster zone. WTC7’s collapse did damage two other buildings; one was a write-off, and the other cost $800 million to repair, I think. Verizon Building and Fiterman Hall.April 18, 2020 at 20:09 #52062Clark
Node, 18:32 – ‘Ioannidis specifically calls attention to the World Health Organisation releasing a fatality rate of 3.4% when he suggests an estimate of 0.05 – 1,0% would be “more reasonable.”’
Ioannidis says to observe the social restrictions. 1% of Earth’s population is the best part of a billion people. And Ioannidis could be wrong; we aren’t going to have that figure with any accuracy for months. Unless we remove all restrictions, and that could prove calamitous, as all healthcare in the world would be overwhelmed. Each time that has happened the death rate has soared, so let’s not go there, eh?April 18, 2020 at 20:11 #52064Clark
Sorry, 1% of global population is around 80 million people. But let’s not go there either.April 18, 2020 at 20:59 #52066SA
Good point about ventilators. It probably is doubtful that they do much good and those that survive would have anyway with other non-invasive support. In fact it would be much better to spend a lot of money now on testing, isolation and contact tracing than on ventilators made from scratch by a vacuum cleaner manufacturer. But hey we must go for the grand gesture, prevention does not have the same ring to it.
Also the most amazing advice is that if concentrating on hand washing in what is essentially a respiratory virus spread primarily by droplets and aerosols, and completely ignoring recommending face masks. The ritual of hand washing must produce a much stronger positive image than a boring face mask. Not that hand washing is also essential.April 18, 2020 at 21:43 #52069Node
“Dutch demolition designer Danny Jowenko said it could be done, with a good, well coordinated team of about 40.”
Yes I’ve seen it loads of times. Jowenko is desperately trying to make sense of what is to him inexplicable. He didn’t even know he was looking at WTC7 initially. He is shown the building falling and is certain it is a professional demolition. Then he is told when and where the building fell. His logic is then “Well it is definitely demolition, therefore it must have been done on the day because it is inconceivable that it could have been pre-planned.” He is basically saying it must be possible to do that on the day because we’ve just seen it with our own eyes.
And maybe he’s right. Maybe if Silverstein got on the phone the minute the 1st plane hit the first tower, and the special services military demolition expert he happened to have in his phonebook answered on the 1st ring, and agreed to the job immediately with no questions asked and he already had a squad of demolition experts on standby in close proximity to the site with all the equipment needed for that specific job packed on vehicles and ready to go, and complete architectural plans of the building were available, and access to every necessary area, and 100s of police and firemen trying to evacuate the building didn’t impede them or even notice them, and a 360 degree cordon of film crews and photographers missed them arriving and departing, and they were very very lucky and everything went perfectly, maybe, just maybe it would be possible …. but really?? … how likely is it that any one of those conditions were fulfilled, never mind all of them?
Like I said, completely implausible.April 18, 2020 at 21:45 #52070Dave
The first tower to collapse (disintegrate into dust) (but second hit) was WTC2 @10am. WTC7 (collapses @5.20pm). So the timeframe for an unplanned demolition of WTC7 would be 7 hours.April 18, 2020 at 22:04 #52072Dave
I witnessed an elderly pair shouting at a jogger for running near them, with a face of anger more than fear. Clearly returning to normal will be difficult for many and so maybe wearing (pointless) masks will be necessary to reassure a frightened public its still safe to out.
But masks and gloves are mostly a placebo, in respect of viruses, because viruses are microscopic and by the time you put on the mask it is covered in viruses, as we are literally surrounded, in the air, by billions of viruses. And viruses ‘live’ on gloves, but our flesh contains ‘anti-bodies’ to kill viruses!April 18, 2020 at 22:07 #52073Node
So the timeframe for an unplanned demolition of WTC7 would be 7 hours.
Maybe the special services military demolition expert had an appointment with the same dermatologist at the same time as Silverstein.April 19, 2020 at 00:38 #52076Clark
Jowenko does not seem desperate. When he sees the layout of columns, he says “is that all? That makes it much easier. Just these dozen columns here” (indicating the core) or something to that effect, and it’s true that WTC7 didn’t have much structure for its size, none of the WTC buildings did, they were cheap crap with wide open floor spaces, as you might expect from such a highly commercial system in a jurisdiction with its own power over building regulations.
Jowenko then goes on to flesh out at least two methods, he says how quick it is to tape the charges on, and says you could even have men with cutters weakening columns. The only time he seems shocked is when he learns that WTC7 was on fire, but I’ve seen no fire below floor 8, which was severely ablaze, presumably because Jennings broke a window and thereby ventilated it.
The question is put to him that it takes weeks of preparation, and he addresses that specifically, saying that most of the preparation is removal of hazardous materials and arranging the bureaucracy; he almost sounds dismissive. And I would expect that in a normal demolition, installing anything explosive is the very last and most quickly executed step before prompt detonation; you can’t just leave explosives on-site for days on end, not unless you have a very good perimeter with staff.
If you can find me anything by Jowenko saying it was pre-rigged, please link. I know of nothing.
Node, we know there was foreknowledge; that’s established by multiple lines of evidence, so it’s not impossible that the demolition layout was planned in advance. But my money is on planning and rigging at military rates, ie. in a few hours.
But there’s another issue here. Truthers don’t really give a damn about WTC7; for them it’s just a stepping-stone to the Twin Towers. No one else cares much about WTC7 either, because it was evacuated and didn’t hurt anyone in its collapse. It outlived its fire rating by hours, so even to engineers its just a curiosity, not a safety issue; plenty of time to evacuate, unlike the Twin Towers.
But Truthers should think; WTC7 is no use as a stepping stone, because even if you do prove demolition, the authorities can just say exactly what I’ve been saying, “yes, actually, it was rigged and pulled that afternoon”.
You should have listened to Mike Ruppert.April 19, 2020 at 00:50 #52077Clark
Firefighters have connection to demolition personnel, I believe. There’s a lot of cross-over between firefighters and military lower ranks, and between military explosive handlers and demolition teams. I think you’ll even find that firefighters sometimes use explosives, for emergency access, for blowing out fire, and for removing unstable structures where fire is being fought. WTC7 was just bigger than usual.
And check the Silverstein quote again. He says the fire department made the decision to pull.April 19, 2020 at 00:54 #52078Clark
That didn’t take long to find. Yes, explosives are used in firefighting:
– “Oil well fires are more difficult to extinguish than regular fires due to the enormous fuel supply for the fire. In fighting a fire at a wellhead, typically high explosives, such as dynamite, are used to create a shockwave that pushes the burning fuel and local atmospheric oxygen away from a well. (This is a similar principle to blowing out a candle.)”April 19, 2020 at 01:07 #52079Node
In your scenario, were these military explosive experts still in the military? In which case, how do you imagine Silverstein got them? Rang the Pentagon? … er, no, they were busy. Just how do you commandeer a crack squad of special dark operatives during an event like 911?
And if you imagine they are ex-military, how does that work? Do these 40-strong team all hang out together in a gang hut with all their specialist equipment and explosives on hand, ready to load their vans and rush off at the drop of a hat?April 19, 2020 at 01:08 #52080Node
What? Are you now suggesting NY fire dept blew up WTC7?April 19, 2020 at 08:42 #52088Dave
After years of being “puzzled” by WTC7, following the Prof Hulsey investigation, Clark now says the whole thing is easy to explain, little more (not) credible than his twin tower shock theory!April 19, 2020 at 09:11 #52089Clark
Yep, I think the Fire Department was central to it. A&E9/11Truth are accidentally trying to bust a load of heroes.
– “I remember getting a call from the fire department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were gonna be able to contain the fire, and I said, ‘We’ve had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it.’ And they made that decision to pull and then we watched the building collapse.”
It was firefighters warning people to move back, because the building was about to blow up. All afternoon, it was firefighters expecting WTC7 to collapse. It was a fireman who gave the interview that WTC7 “would either fall down, or be taken down”. And it was the Fire Department who most needed it down, to continue searching for the Brothers.
All the evidence points to the fire department. And they ain’t the bad guys.April 19, 2020 at 09:12 #52091Clark
Node, it’s a psi-op. A&E9/11Truth are being scammed into pointing the finger at about the only blameless, heroic group in the whole sorry mess.April 19, 2020 at 09:25 #52092Clark
Teardrop on the fire.April 19, 2020 at 10:11 #52094Clark
This answers most of you April 18, 21:43 objections; from Jennings’ account we know that a hole had been made in the back of WTC7, and there was hardly anyone at the back all afternoon because of the exclusion zone.April 19, 2020 at 10:12 #52095Clark
In the above, a TV news team set off from among a group of firefighters to get footage of WTC7 prior to collapse. Listen to the background chatter very carefully from the beginning, at around 0:09, up to and especially at 0:30 to 0:32… This is a NIST FOA release; I think NIST might have dropped us a clue. They’re engineers, not Men in Black, and they can’t have been happy about having to publish a fabricated report.April 19, 2020 at 10:33 #52097Node
All the evidence points to the fire department.
Clark, I’ve seen you do this several times over the years – notice that something is remotely possible then latch onto it as a certainty. Lead from batteries causing the stream of molten metal, spur of the moment demolition, now NYFD blowing up WTC7.
Leave it. It didn’t happen, I am not going to waste time arguing about it. Forest fires and oilwells, very occasionally, are extinguished with explosives by outside specialists like Red Adair. If firemen have ever blown up a building, which I doubt, it certainly is infrequent enough that every city does not hold a squad of 40 trained experts in readiness, complete with enough specialist equipment and materials to tackle a 47-story building.April 19, 2020 at 12:01 #52101Clark
Node, I have an exercise for you. Make an estimate of the quantity of molten metal that streamed from that tower, and use that to calculate how much thermite would have been required to melt it. Then multiply that up for all the other locations you think that thermite would have been used.
WTC7 – thermite around the bases of the core columns, constrained by sandbags perhaps? Or maybe the transfer trusses, which were a few floors up.April 19, 2020 at 12:05 #52102Clark
– “notice that something is remotely possible then latch onto it as a certainty”
What, like rigging three working buildings for demolition when thousands of staff were visiting them every day you mean?April 19, 2020 at 12:10 #52103Clark
Of course, if you’ve closed your mind, you’ll never change it. And the longer you keep it closed, the harder it’ll be to ever open it again.
I don’t know what happened to WTC7. I’ve got a pretty good idea what happened to the Twin Towers, and I owe Pooh some of my time. Do you know the momentum formulae and can you use them, Node? This thread is getting slow and overburdened. We should open another for momentum transfer in the Twin Towers, and insist that everyone stays strictly on-topic.April 19, 2020 at 12:13 #52104Node
What, like rigging three working buildings for demolition when thousands of staff were visiting them every day you mean?
At least three notable anomalous events occurred at the World Trade Center in the weeks and months leading up to September 11, 2001, which may have related to the imminent terrorist attacks but could not have been caused by al-Qaeda, the group supposedly responsible for 9/11.
There was an increase in security at the Trade Center in the two weeks before 9/11, for reasons that are unclear, which only ended the day before the attacks. Also, the fire alarm system in World Trade Center Building 7 was placed on “test condition” every morning in the seven days before the attacks and on the day of 9/11. While it was in this mode, any alarms would be ignored. WTC 7 was a massive skyscraper located just north of the Twin Towers, which mysteriously collapsed late in the afternoon of September 11. And some of the elevators in the Twin Towers were out of service in the months before the attacks, supposedly due to maintenance work or modernization.
It seems odd that these events happened at the World Trade Center just before the Twin Towers were the target of a terrorist attack and three of the Trade Center buildings collapsed. It would have been notable if just one of them occurred in the period leading up to 9/11. The fact that all three did is remarkable.April 19, 2020 at 12:30 #52105Clark
My 12:05 comment is hopelessly understated. Rigging the two larger of those buildings for some unique, never seen before and indeed unnecessary demolition, based on thermitic melting rather than explosive fracture, designed to simulate progressive collapse so well that it convinced virtually the entire global mechanical engineering and fire safety communities, risking the possibility that one of the aircraft might not arrive, of buildings over three times the height of any explosively demolished before, and succeeding twice with no rehearsal.
– “notice that something is remotely possible then latch onto it as a certainty”April 19, 2020 at 12:44 #52106Clark
Where is access to the Twin Towers’ elevators meant to get you Node? Just some U&D of FUD? The elevators were in the cores, and we know from the video record that the cores stood after the floors had smashed through and the perimeters had peeled away. And the descending wave of ejections you attribute to explosives, or slow, slow thermite (but which had to happen anyway) were all around the perimeters.April 19, 2020 at 12:44 #52107Node
Node, I have an exercise for you. Make an estimate of the quantity of molten metal that streamed from that tower, and use that to calculate how much thermite would have been required to melt it
I don’t know if it was thermite, thermate or something else they used, or how they may have used it. I don’t have enough information to make an informed guess.
Now I have an excercise for you.
(1) Check the colour of molten lead. Is it a bright yellow-white? What about steel?
(2) Were huge quantities of molten lead found under the rubble weeks later? How about steel?
(3) How many batteries would you have to melt to make a river a metre wide for 40 seconds? How much steel was present?
(4) Rooms on the perimeter with windows were scarce and desirable. Why would they use one as a back-up battery storage room?
(5) There are many reasons for reinforcing floors. Can you even prove there were using lead batteries as backup?April 19, 2020 at 13:14 #52108ClarkApril 19, 2020 at 13:36 #52109Node
As for colour, we’re watching a video, and video is subject to an adjustment called “white balance”
White balance applies across the whole frame, not to selective pixels.
I’m done here for now.April 19, 2020 at 15:03 #52113Dave
What did the Fire Department say about their involvement in WTC7 demolition?