911 Truth for Science-Challenged Americans, No "Momentum" Doesn't do ThatSubmitted by James_Madison_Lives on Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:03
The rest of the world knows 911 was an inside job because in many places, like Europe, basic physics is still required in high school. 911 could only have been pulled off in a decadent, late-stage empire with most of its educational infrastructure already ravished. The people who should be on a funny farm are not 911 Truthers but those who think skyscrapers with steel cores can roll down into themselves in 14 seconds, and that the "momentum" from 10 to 30 light upper stories can crush the backbone of the lower 70 - 90 stories like magic.
Stack ten paint cans and lift the top one up 3 feet above the rest, and drop it on the other nine. See if it crushes them. It's called Newtonian physics. Upward static force (resistance) counteracts downward momentum. Newton's laws were not suspended for one day.
Kerosene (jet fuel) only burns at around 500 F in open air and steel needs close to 2,750 F to melt, maintaining significant strength even at 2,000 F. Office furniture is fire retardant and burns even cooler than kerosene. The fires were cool and confined to a small number of floors. Had they reached forge-like temperatures you wouldn't have seen people standing in the windows next to them. They would have been shriveled.
Thermal calculations of the caloric (heat-energy) content of all available fuels in the buildings (including the jet fuel, i.e. kerosene) show what common sense tells us in the first place, that you can take all the office furniture, paper and kerosene in the world and heap it around 47 vertical, cross-braced columns weighing 40,000 tons, and the steel isn't going to get soft anymore than you can melt a crowbar with rolled up newspapers soaked in lighter fluid. The hallmark of a steel foundry is high-energy-content fuels like coal burned with pressurized air (a "bellows") in an enclosed ceramic chamber able to concentrate thousands of degrees of heat.
As for the plane hits, here is good illustration on why the hits themselves were insignificant, and did not "twist" or fatally compromise the structures. This is the mass of structural steel in one WTC tower relative to mass of the jetliner:
Official story snake-oil salesmen talk breathlessly about "tremendous stresses" (how tremendous? BIG BIG BIG!) But the stresses in any structure in any state of equilibrium can be calculated. Those who believe the official story even after being confronted with the science are people who believe in spoon-bending with brain waves.
What the media doesn't tell you: Explosions were heard and witnessed all morning as preliminary charges weakened the structures. Every American has the duty to watch these videos of firefighters testimony, which, SURPRISE! never made it into the 911 Commission Report. Neither did anything about Building 7 which went straight down and wasn't even hit. Some of these tapes were obtained only after Freedom of Information Act Requests.
The last remaining hurdle for 911 truth are those whose belief in the official story is not a rational one, but based on a need to cling to any remaining shred of plausibility. They know about the impossible cellphone calls, the spiral dive into the Pentagon, the multiple air defense war games scheduled that morning (including hijack scenarios to confuse NORAD,) and the hundreds of other unanswered questions. Where was Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who had the shoot-down authority in the event of a hijacked airliner, for 30 minutes when no one could find him and he had essentially deserted his post? Why did he re-enter the chain of command only after the morning's key events were over, with no record of having issued any orders?
The last obstacle to 911 Truth is psychological. This arises from a terror at confronting something which is very frightening indeed, but which our Founders would have expected us to confront.
A reptilian-hearted cabal which views us as nothing more than sheep to be slaughtered in choreographed rituals in order to achieve their political goals is frightening, but not beyond our ability to overcome. So forget about "downward momentum." It doesn't work that way. Remember, stack ten paint cans...
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NYC Emergency Responder Barry Jennings on explosions while inside WTC 7 (since deceased):
Major explosions heard in video, NYC firefighters describe:
Firefighters describe sequential downward explosions running ahead of demolition line:
Firefighter John Schroeder interview:
Why jet hits were insignificant, illustration of mass of structural steel in one WTC tower relative to mass of jetliner: