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  •  I don't consider truthers (5+ / 0-)

    to be on the left.  I consider them to be on their own planet, in the same way people who are still seriously reporting Elvis sightings are.  Nothing to do with politics, more to do with a severe lack of reasoning functions, and the ability to block out realities to make their stories sing.

    Birthers on the other hand---they're all about racism and politics. It's what happens when the first black president is such a decent, faithful, loving family man and a thoughtful speaker, that you have to dish up bull crap to try to discredit him. No Monica Lewinskys to count on.

    "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

    by StellaRay on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 05:00:12 PM PST

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    •  Truthers showed up at Zuccotti. (2+ / 0-)
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      Insane pseudo-physics fantasies, claiming that the Towers fell faster than gravity because explosions inside accelerated their descents.

      Absolutely mad. Bat-shit crazy.

      Displacement in feet = 1/2 x 32 x seconds-squared

      Take the top of either Tower. Time it as it falls to the bottom. Compare with normal 32 ft/sec-sq. acceleration from gravity.

      What does it take, 5 seconds to dope that out ?? An explosion at the bottom or in the middle of one of the Towers would slow the descent of the top, not accelerate it.

      Draw a simple force vector. An explosion pushes up, same as it pushes down.

      But somebody went and speeded up the frames of news shots and put a clock to the faked result. You can find that nonsense online.

      The refutation is simple high school physics.

      Yet we had loons out pushing the Truther bull at Zuccotti in 2011. Illiteracy, innumeracy, in-f_cked-up-sideways-physicy....

      "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012

      by bontemps2012 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 05:57:03 AM PST

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