Saturday Grab Bag

Barrie Zwicker is scheduled to appear on Webster Tarpley's "World Crisis Radio" today, streaming at the interview will no doubt discuss his soon to be released book, "Towers of Deception". 4-6pm Central.

Zwicker will be making a couple stops in Canada to promote his book, once in Winnipeg on August 20th, and once in Vancouver on August 30th.

Michael Wolsey has two new podcasts up at Visibility911. An interview with Don Paul and an interview with Prof. Steve Jones.

We heard back from the person who made these remarkable WTC structural collapse simulations;

Just a few comments on the models. I created them using ProE and have been working on them for about nine months now. I used a modeling program to produce the animation. They are to scale down to a mm based on drawings/literature from NIST and FEMA. There were many iterations. The original only had the upper floors. I was going to try and perform a Finite Element Analysis on fires bringing them down but found out quickly how big the model would become and that it would not demonstrate the collapse. I took the majority of my data from the NIST and FEMA reports but I also research old photographs of WTC 1, 2, and 7. NIST and FEMA were very careful to only show 2D drawings and illustrations because showing a realistic 3D model would make it even more difficult to explain fires causing the collapses (which after $20 million, is yet to be simulated). The most remarkable thing I noticed in 3D modeling is how much redundancy was put into the design of the towers (core columns, perimeter columns, and the trusses). My simulation was going to include the planes showing the damage, but it became clear that I would be using the planes as a diversion, like in the actual crash. I can show the openings were consistent with 767's though. I probably removed more of the columns from WTC #1 than I should, but the loads would have simply redistribued themselves and since the towers were built with so many factors of safety (5 is what I found in literature), I am confident office fires did not weaken the steel causing a sudden global collapse. I was also amazed on my final fly-by scene of WTC 1 (after the collapse of WTC 2) and on how little damage it appeared to sustain in the perimeter columns (the opening wasn't changed and I didn't include smoke which might have caused an optical illusion). My model only shows the effects of removing the core columns which is consistent with the videos of the collapses. If I had more time and computer power, I would like to further investigate the explosive aspects of the perimeter columns which would have been consistent with explosives in the trusses... (original text)

mmmlink: Thank you for


Thank you for taking the time that you did.

Simply amazing! I love those

Simply amazing!

I love those models. Shows me how structurely sound those buildings were!

Thanks for showing those, let's forward to as many people as possible!


Great effort id like to see

Great effort id like to see more someone give this guy a super computer
I hope there is time for the truth to come out before its too late ....scarey times ahead so it seems

I can show the openings were

I can show the openings were consistent with 767's though.

BTW... Michael's interview

BTW... Michael's interview with Professor Jones is excellent.

"Great effort id like to see

"Great effort id like to see more someone give this guy a super computer
Al | 08.12.06 - 9:08 am | #"

I completely agree.

We can spare some money to

We can spare some money to let this guy run a simulation: some render farms offer this service thru the web without the need to have a nasa-like computer.
Costs are quite high but we are many, arent we ?

I can't get enough of David

I can't get enough of David Ray Griffin vs. Tucker Carlson. The clip should be entitled, “The Righteous Scholarly Gentleman vs. The Young NeoCon Punk.” (Notice how Tucker avoids Prof. Griffin's mention of WTC-7 in particular):

mmmlink, Wow, nice job on


Wow, nice job on the ProE models and animation. I thought originally that you were attempting to prove the official theory, but I'm gald to see that isn't true. Brilliant work.

The really sad part is that this analysis may in fact be more in-depth analysis than NIST even did!

If NIST would only release the damned models and simulations they used, we could see. What the frick are they hiding!?!?!

'Loose Change' letters to

'Loose Change' letters to the editor in Albany newspaper:

I commend the Times Union for covering the recent local screening of the documentary, "Loose Change," which addresses many of the unanswered questions regarding the 9/11 attacks.

I was amazed at the Sunday, Aug. 6, Times Union. On the front page was an article regarding "Loose Change," a short movie developed by three young men who have put forth a ridiculous proposal that the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11 was accomplished by controlled explosions, set in motion by forces within the U.S. federal government.

There will always be theories put forth by those who are conspiracy minded, but is such nonsense worthy of the front page of the Sunday paper?

hit them with a few more letters to the editor.


race-and-religion-baiting disinfo article in Idaho publication:

All the more freedom national leaders must rid their nations of Muslims. Send them back to their killing and maiming haunts.

National leaders of free nations must not permit any more Muslims to enter. That means America, though Washington has boasted on this country open to all, even illegal aliens, many of whom are Muslims trucking in through MexicoÂ’s open doors to the US.

In other words, the Muslims are the last demonic cult of the planet. They threaten every freedom. They fight every personal liberty. They belong to a very strange and weird thought pattern set by the Koran. Their baseline is letting blood, fearing not suicide for their adults and children.


sorry for the multiple posts

sorry for the multiple posts folks but this article is a really good one:

The Anglo-American empire’s “next 9/11” will set up final war; “foiled” UK terror plot a propaganda dry run

The August 10 report of a spectacular foiled UK-based super-terror plot, an alleged Operation Bojinka variation, has sparked an unprecedented round of 9/11-style fear and panic mongering throughout the world. This is a new attempt, at the highest levels of the Bush and Blair administrations, in concert with Pakistan’s ISI and Israel, to fabricate the justification for an escalation in the “war on terrorism” across the Middle East.

This escalation will include an attack on Iran and Syria as early as October, and with even greater geostrategic violence to follow.


Alex Jones, Ruppert, et al, finally getting through to people...

They remain convinced: U.S.

They remain convinced: U.S. behind 9/11

Lowell Sun - Lowell, Mass.

more 'limited hangout' coverage:

Our view: 9/11 panel failed badly in telling what happened

Norwich Bulletin - Norwich, Conn.

long disinfo/debunking piece in "Associated Content:

9/11 Conspiracy Theorists Echo Early Bin Laden Talking Points

Mike [NYC Mayor Bloomberg]

Mike [NYC Mayor Bloomberg] wants proof 9/11 made 'em ill!!! He Doesn't support benefits bill!!!
Bloomberg is a billionaire pig!

9/11 Conspiracy Theorists

9/11 Conspiracy Theorists Echo Early Bin Laden Talking Points

some jackass | Homepage | 08.12.06 - 11:27 am | #
oh, i see. i knew this was coming. comparing us to Bin Laden. what the fuck.

oh, i see. i knew this was

oh, i see. i knew this was coming. comparing us to Bin Laden. what the fuck.
Chris | Homepage | 08.12.06 - 11:33 am | #


Yeah well they need to start establishing reasons for when they start rounding up dissenters. Saying that we are basically connected to terrorism is the method you should expect since that's what they use for everything else.



Wikipedia on Philip D. Zelikow

Prof. Zelikow's area of academic expertise is the creation and maintenance of, in his words, “public myths” or “public presumptions,” which he defines as “beliefs (1) thought to be true (although not necessarily known to be true with certainty), and (2) shared in common within the relevant political community." In his academic work and elsewhere he has taken a special interest in what he has called “‘searing’ or ‘molding’ events [that] take on ‘transcendent’ importance and, therefore, retain their power even as the experiencing generation passes from the scene.

911B's recent entry,

911B's recent entry, O'Reilly Hit Piece, has a dead google link to the video.

Is it possible to host a copy of the video at 911podcasts?

I've pointed to it at a few messageboards, and it's no good when the video link is dead. thx.

There's something fishy

There's something fishy about this "experiment" ... for starters the author claimed he did the animation in a modeling software ... modeling apps only have one specific function: model, you don't make animations with a modeling app. Apps like lightwave have two working enviroments: modeler and layout, one for modeling and the other for scene compositing and animation. Other modeling apps like wings3d or nendo only go as far as rendering, if you want to make an animation you have to export the model and import it in an animation app like maya (which you can use to model too).

I wonder how did this guy got the blueprints so he could know were to place the support beams and floor trusses, and how did he simmulate the working and maximum loads of these support beams and the support structure as a whole.

The author of the "experiment" shares no specifics about the simulation or the software/plugins used in it.

Still, you guys believe everything you're fed as long as it "confirms" your beliefs. Is that what you guys call seeking for the truth?

p.s.: The link to youtube is dead.