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View Diary: 9/12/2001: Hunter S. Thompson Saw It Coming (254 comments)

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  •  Do you even know what the term means? (none)
    There is no indication that the magazine is peer-reviewed, at least not on their web site.

    You seem also to think that this is inconsequential.

    I suggest you do some more "research" with whatever substances you have been smoking.

    •  Get a grip (none)
      Again, explain how WTC collapsed at free fall speed?

      Still waiting

      •  lots of (none)
        Peer reviewed articles in Fire Engineering Mag.

        It is the most respected magazine/journal regarding Firefighting

      •  Short answer - they didn't fall that fast (none)
        Stage one in establishing this claim is to calculate the actual time it took for the towers to fall, but dust clouds obscuring the end of the collapse make this difficult. Coming up with a final figure involves a degree of estimation, which is probably why the times you'll find online range from 8.4 to 15 seconds.

        The rest of the article shows that this frequently made 'fall time' claim is at worst bogus, at best badly estimated.

        Looked at all together, then, we have a collapse start time of 8 seconds, the end at 22 seconds, a 14 second collapse time in total (and with some reason to believe that's an underestimate). There's no way we can claim split-second accuracy, but then that's not the point. The aim here is to use this method as a check on the video estimates, and we think it clearly shows the 8.4 second end of the spectrum as very unlikely, while 15 seconds and over looks distinctly plausible.

        You have yet to debunk any of these analyses, which are far more believable than some vast conspiracy involving literally thousands of evildoers. It's as paranoid as Dumbya's childlike worldview.

        I am become Dubya, Destroyer of Words...

        by Swampfoot on Tue Feb 21, 2006 at 10:04:59 PM PST

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        •  Bullshit (none)
          cant answer the question so you deny the facts. LOL

          You sure you arent a republican?

          BTW doesn't even matter if you choose to believe it was 15 seconds, which obviously it wasn't, those towers still could not have possibly fell in 15 seconds unless it was controlled demolition.

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