Building 7?

Submitted by Roanman on Mon, 09/12/2016 - 08:05


As expected, there was only one public comment on our September 11, 2001 post and no likes at facebook.

Which of course is no surprise as how the hell can anyone possibly like anything having to do with such a gutless attack on innocent people.

Also as expected, my email account got real busy with video from our friends who suspect we aren't getting the whole truth about this thing, but are a little afraid to be labelled as nuts.

We have no such fears here as we cheerfully admit to being at best a little nuts, and we don't trust what our government has to say on any issue one inch further than we are able pick up the Washington Monument and throw it.

Which brings us to this particular post which we started well over a year ago, and left on the shelf as we explored those explanations offered at the many, many 9/11 conspiracy theory debunking sites that can be found all over the internet, the best of which we link to once again here.

The following is the series of videos that first caused us to muse as follows.


And then ...




All right then, the video below is a compilation of footage from about every angle imaginable of the collapse of Building 7 of the World Trade Center.

At 46 seconds take note of the dark rectangle at the second and third stories from the top of Building 7 and the older brick and stone skinned structure in the lower right hand corner of the shot that enable you to clearly identify Building 7 and its location.

Got it?



Now check out the video below where you are being told by the BBC of the collapse of Building 7, "the Salomon Brothers Building" as it is/was known.

At 1:17 Jane Standley steps out of the shot saying, "As you can see behind me ..."

Look in the upper right hand corner.


I repeat.




Now, here's some footage from the ground.

You have your basic New York City cop moving people back from the site while clearly telling them "The building is about to blow up"

I'll agree with anyone that this particular bit of footage isn't evidence of much, but to say "blow up" rather than "fall down" gets my attention.



Finally, you get this site.



It's my opinion that these guys probably aren't knuckleheads.


Thanks to Elizabeth K for pointing us at this whole thing.


A Bible story and an Aristotle quote for your consideration.

Submitted by Roanman on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 06:02


Submitted by Roanman on Wed, 03/30/2016 - 06:35


Sharyl Attkisson is an investigative journalist based in Washington D.C. and a correspondent for CBS News. In 2013, she received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for her reporting on “The Business of Congress,”  Attkisson also received a 2013 Daytime Emmy Award as part of the CBS Sunday Morning team’s entry for Outstanding Morning Program for her report: “Washington Lobbying: K-Street Behind Closed Doors.”

In September 2012, Attkisson also received an Emmy for Oustanding Investigative Journalism for the “Gunwalker: Fast and Furious” story. She received the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting for the same story.

Attkisson received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2009 for her exclusive investigations into TARP and the bank bailout. She received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2002 for her series of exclusive reports about mismanagement at the Red Cross.

Here is her 10 minute presentation given at a TED event where she blows up much about what you believe to be true about maybe everything you read and think to be research, everywhere.


I knew it!!!!!


To quote Aristotle for real this time,

Submitted by Roanman on Tue, 03/29/2016 - 06:19

Anonymous ... once again

Submitted by Roanman on Sun, 03/27/2016 - 08:51


Say what you will about the 2016 presidential campaign, you can't deny that so far it's been absolutely wonderful theater ..... possibly theatre.

All depends on one's level of personal pretense.

But I digress.

So anyway, here's Anonymous lighting up Ted Cruz.



I admit it cheerfully, I love Anonymous. I especially love their theme song.

Actually, most of the minions around here do as well, some more than others of course.

You know who you are.

Anyway, I find them to be delightfully fun loving, and frequently effective. Particularly when they are doing what they do best, which is of course hacking into other peoples computers.

Which is, as we all know ..... you know ..... illegal.

But ..... WTF.

And of course somewhat less effective when actively attempting to organize something. 

But never mind about that, we all have our gifts.



Submitted by Roanman on Sat, 03/26/2016 - 18:38

Saturday night, it's time to Rock.

There must be something about Goodbye Girl, Squeeze's first single that inspires them to tinker. They've recorded it four times in the studio, three times in a matter of months with slightly different versions of the tune for release as a UK single, a US single and an albom cut on Cool For Cats.

They've fooled with it I don't even know how many different ways in their live show. But the version you want ..... IMHO ..... is the live version recorded for the vinyl only EP, Six Squeeze Songs Crammed Into One 10" Record. Here's a very close live performance of that version.

This is Glenn Tillbrook on lead guitar and vocals along with his songwriting partner Chris Difford on rhythm guitar and backup vocals  The credits on this vid say that's Don Snow on the keyboards, but it sure looks like Paul Carrack to me. John Bentley is playing bass and Gilson Lavis is on the drums.


Goodbye Girl ..... the fast version.

Reading on a Saturday Morning ..... finally

Submitted by Roanman on Sat, 03/26/2016 - 09:35


I haven't been able to sit and read on a Saturday for a long time.

Turns out that my first Saturday back offers just a treasure trove of stuff.

But where to begin?

Well, the children attending Emory University in Georgia, not having learned their lessons at the scorn heaped on the children at the University of Missouri and Yale over prior episodes, recoiled in pain and tears from chalk grafitti writings of the word "Trump" appearing on their campus.

The following is the headline and some of the bullet points taken from the Daily Mail's piece on the incident.

Click on the photo to the right or the headline below for the entire piece.


Students freak out because someone chalked Trump slogans on campus: Emory University president says students are scared and 'in pain'



Here's just a small sample of the blowback from the "Crybully" fad that is currently sweeping the nation's universities.




Not entirely sure just exactly what the hell is going on here.


Anyway, This one below in particular had me laughing for a couple hours this morning.

I'm thinking the the silly young boy below is drop dead certain that the category "Liberal Intelligencia" includes him.


As I feel very comfortable in asserting that your garden variety, professional economist falls comfortably into the category "Liberal Intelligencia", I'm also thinkin' he might want to rethink his little pigeon hole.

So, here are just a couple headlines from discussions on just exactly how well the "Liberal Intelligencia" is doing, at least where it comes to economics. There were multiples of dozens of examples to chose from, I selected the easy reads for you today.  Feel free to delve further.

You can click on any headline for the entire piece.


Why  are  economic  forecasts  wrong  so  often?

An astonishing record – of complete failure

Economists' Biggest Failure

And, since we are on the sublect of failure by the "Liberal Intelligencia", to quote President Barack Obama on the cost of Obamacare, 

"Now, I just want to repeat this because there's so much misinformation about the cost issue here.  You talk to every health care economist out there and they will tell you that whatever ideas are -- whatever ideas exist in terms of bending the cost curve and starting to reduce costs for families, businesses, and government, those elements are in this bill."




BEA = Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Apologists for the President on this issue will argue that because The Affordable Health Care Act, aka Obamacare provides health care for an addition 33 million people, he gets it half right.

Except that the number is now closer to 17 million ..... rounding up ..... maybe.

That's all for today, I've been summoned from on high to appear elsewhere. Maybe we'll chase these numbers around some next time. 



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