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  •  Goodbye. So Long. Farewell. n/t (0+ / 0-)
    •  brilliant, incisive (2+ / 0-)
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      jlb1972, Euripides9

      and so very necessary.  You make a significant contribution to Dkos I see.

      •  Heh (0+ / 0-)

        Have a nice day, my friend.

      •  And yet... (0+ / 0-)

        that dude's comment, in contributing nothing, at least contributed more than the disinformation repeatedly pushed by various denial movements.

        This diary repeats some classic bits of disinformation, like the canard that "jet fuel doesn't melt steel," or the canard about the lack of giant plane parts at the crash site (as if a plane slamming into the ground at full speed would just disassemble like a plastic toy.)

        It also criticizes a handful of people like Kos for swallowing the "official narrative," while carefully avoiding the fact that the world's physicists seem to agree with reality as well.  It's really just a rehash of conspiracy literature that has been debunked many times and long ago.  

        •  If I may I'll repeat (0+ / 0-)

          my post above.
          It's the debunking (0+ / 0-)
          that's been debunked.

          There are materials in a building fire that bur hotter than jet fuel which is a refined form of kerosene.

          The adiabatic flame temperature of kerosene, which varies widely according to the pressure attendant upon the reaction, will reach much above the melting point of steel, so various high temperature have been quoted in past arguments over the fires in the WTC.

          While jet fuel, kerosene, will attain such temperatures in a jet turbine, its open flame temperature is no more than 575 degrees F.

          "Kerosene is often used in the entertainment industry for fire performances such as poi and fire dancing, because of its low flame temperature when burnt in free air, reducing the risk, should the performer come in contact with the flame." - Wiki

          An open flame consuming oxygen at an ambient standard temperature and pressure comes nowhere near the 2800 degrees Fahrenheit required to melt steel. It may in fact be less in the relatively oxygen starved environment of a building fire.

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