Is NIST retarded, stupid, or have they just given up the will to live?

Perhaps I should apologize for using the politically incorrect term of "retarded". But it makes my point nicely.

One section on their Questions and Answers about the NIST WTC 7 Investigation page is written SO poorly, that I actually felt embarrassed for them and a little sorry for them. ( )

I thought they had actual scientists and engineers at NIST. If so, when they read the following section (below), what must they think? How can they not be so severely embarrassed that they don't even want to come to work anymore? (perhaps there will be a mass diaspora from NIST soon — what we really need is for them to get some cajones and become whistleblowers)

Here are my observations and questions based on this one section from their site below:

1) Why do we know about "nano thermite" and explosive thermite, but the NIST "scientists" do not? (don't they know how to Google?)

2) Their paragraph on how much thermite it would take to melt a 1,000-pound steel column is nonsensical. It's like a grammar school student thought it up and wrote it. And got a C+ for their report. It is self-evident to anyone with a lick of sense that you wouldn't melt a whole steel column, you just need to soften perhaps several weld joints. (what in the HELL is wrong with these people???)

3) And then these "NIST scientists and engineers" make the completely fallacious claim that "Analysis of the WTC steel for the elements in thermite/thermate would not necessarily have been conclusive" because "the compounds are present in the building materials". I'm no scientist, or chemist, or physicist, or engineer, or mathematician, but even as someone with a lay interest in the sciences, I easily understand the concepts of chemical signatures with an expected ratio or percentage of each element, which would be statistically impossible to find with some random grouping of elements from building materials or any other similar source. (that's first-year chemistry at any community college, or even high school)

This has all gotten to the point of being ridiculous and absurd. Surely people can't be THIS stupid? (the creators and the readers of their drivel who believe it or do not question it — it doesn't even take particularly strong critical thinking skills, much past grammar school, anyway)

And this is just one section. You can make similar observations about almost every section, on this page, and the other pages where they talk about 9/11 information. It's almost like they've created a special universe that has special laws of gravity and science and engineering and logic that are different from the one we are all used to, and then they talk about it on these 9/11 pages.

And why aren't other scientists and engineers calling them on their B.S.? (other than the current 9/11 Truth people)

Is it possible that thermite or thermate contributed to the collapse of WTC 7?

NIST has looked at the application and use of thermite and has determined that its use to sever columns in WTC 7 on 9/11/01 was unlikely.

Thermite is a combination of aluminum powder and a metal oxide that releases a tremendous amount of heat when ignited. It is typically used to weld railroad rails together by melting a small quantity of steel and pouring the melted steel into a form between the two rails.

To apply thermite to a large steel column, approximately 0.13 lb of thermite would be needed to heat and melt each pound of steel. For a steel column that weighs approximately 1,000 lbs. per foot, at least 100 lbs. of thermite would need to be placed around the column, ignited, and remain in contact with the vertical steel surface as the thermite reaction took place. This is for one column … presumably, more than one column would have been prepared with thermite, if this approach were to be used.

It is unlikely that 100 lbs. of thermite, or more, could have been carried into WTC 7 and placed around columns without being detected, either prior to Sept. 11 or during that day.

Given the fires that were observed that day, and the demonstrated structural response to the fires, NIST does not believe that thermite was used to fail any columns in WTC 7.

Analysis of the WTC steel for the elements in thermite/thermate would not necessarily have been conclusive. The metal compounds also would have been present in the construction materials making up the WTC buildings, and sulfur is present in the gypsum wallboard used for interior partitions.

They are afraid

of getting white powder via USPS

What is with these ridiculous straw-man arguments?

What is with these ridiculous straw-man arguments?

Gee, the results show thermate, but hey--that would have been too crazy to melt all of the steel! Therefore we know that there was no thermite involved. Oh and by the way, we didn't test for thermite even though we are required to do so by standard testing procedure!

(never mind that the main technique of CD is to CUT, not obliterate steel members)

These answers are all calculated to be misleading. Deliberately misleading information is known as disinformation.
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anyone who has ever cut steel with a torch knows

Anyone who has ever cut steel with an oxy-acetylene torch knows that you only have to
melt a line of steel about the width of a pencil lead to make a cut. A heavy beam might require a cut the width of two or three pencil leads.

The idea that you have to melt and remove a linear foot of a steel beam to make a cut that is perhaps an eighth of an inch wide, is a lie that merits criminal prosecution of NIST as accesssory to the cover up of a mass murder (or something along those lines. I'm not a lawyer so I don't pretend that I have a handle on the legalities. I am just trying to make a common sense point).