Popular Mechanics caught in a lie?

PM "Researchers" Benjamin Chertoff & Davin Coburn can't agree on what the term "Pull it" means


From the link above:

Benjamin Chertoff, Researcher for Popular Mechanics, on Coast to Coast AM - March 5, 2005:

I'm glad somebody brought up the Larry Silverstein comment, because we certainly looked at that... What he says is "they decided to pull" which is referring to the fire department. And of course in some circles of the controlled demolition industry "Pull" is used to mean that you actually demolish a building.

Just over a year later, Popular Mechanics changes their story...

Davin Coburn, Researcher for Popular Mechanics, on The Charles Goyette Show - August 23, 2006:

Having spoken to any number of large controlled demolition firms... the term "Pull it" is not a demolition term... We have never heard it used that way and neither actually have the people who do this professionally that we spoke to.(More after jump...)

I'm confused. A researcher from PM publicly admits that "Pull" IS a controlled demolition term -- however, a year later another PM researcher explains that it's not...?

Well, from looking at the information below, it appears that someone from PM's "Research" department is lying...

Phone call from PUMPITOUT.COM to Controlled Demolitions Inc:

PUMPITOUT: Is this Controlled Demolitions?
PIO: Ok, I was wondering if there was someone I could talk to breifly just to just ask a question I had?
CDI: Well what kind of question?
PIO:I just wanted to know what a term meant in demolition terms.
CDI: Ok what type of term?
PIO: Well if you were in the demolition business and you said the term "Pull it", I was wondering exactly what that would mean?
CDI: "Pull it"?
PIO: Yeah.
CDI: Hmm. Hold on a minute.
PIO: Thank you.
CDI: Sir?
PIO: Yes.
CDI: Pull it is when they actually pull it down.
PIO: Oh, well thank you very much for your time.

Audio: http://www.pumpitout.com/phone_calls/controlled_demolitions.mp3

And here's an excerpt from an interview with controlled demolition expert Danny Jowenko, who has almost twenty years experience performing CDs, also confirming that "Pull it" is a controlled demolition term:

This is work of man. This is a hired job. (Silverstein) said it himself. You hear him saying "Pull it" down.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sep-HDZoEBM

I think it's long overdue that Mr. Silverstein get up in front of a courtroom under oath and explain exactly what he meant when he said...

I remember getting a call from the, er, fire department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were gonna be able to contain the fire, and I said, "We've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it." And they made that decision to pull and then we watched the building collapse.

-Building 7 owner Larry Silverstein in the 2002 PBS documentary "America Rebuilds"

Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=u0scE7bQWdk

Thanks to PUMPITOUT.COM for helping expose the dishonest research practices of Popular Mechanics.

Make Silverstein testify!

Or, more likely, invoke the Fifth!!


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Davin Coburn of Popular Mechanics Can't Answer a Simple Question

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Benjamin and Michael are not cousins. This rumor was started when Chris Bollyn, then writing for the neo-Nazi American Free Press called up Benjamin's mother and asked if they are related, she replied, "Well they probably are related in some way". This is true in the sense, that anybody with the same last name is probably distantly related (six degrees of separation and all) but they have no known direct relation, and have never communicated in any way.

By this same logic Steven Jones and Alex Jones are cousins. Not to mention George W. Bush and Reggie Bush.

They actually are cousins.

It's been verified by Ben Chertoff last I heard.

Also see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law

Please cut the crap on my blog please. Thanks!

Not it hasn't

Benjamin Chertoff never said that. In fact there is an entire section in the Popular Mechanics book on this. I know you haven't read it since conspiracy theorists avoid reading anything that contradicts their belief. Godwin's law only applies to using Nazi references to defame someone. When someone actually is a Holocaust denier, and runs articles saying that Hitler should have won a Nobel prize, that is not defamation, that is just describing who they are.

They are both zionist pigs

They are both zionist pigs so what does it matter?

re: James

Chertoff admits that he may be cousins with the Director of Homeland security. I listened to a podcast from last summer with him admitting this. Whether or not they are, I really don't care at this point. Because "researchers" from Popular Mechanics have been exposed as being liars when it comes to their "research" concerning 9/11. That's what this blog is about. It's not about who's related to who, or whether or not a particular newspaper are "nazis" as you insinuated. It's about the lies of Popular Mechanics.

So I'll ask you (and others) once again to please cut the crap about nazis, or who's related to who, or who the Zionists are. Instead try focusing on the content of my blog. I'd like to hear your thoughts about it, James.

say what PM stooges

can you say OWNED!!!!

we are not experts.... we are simply reporters...... working for the government

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FYI: 911veritas has made an interesting observation

911veritas posted the following on another thread here at 911blogger today:

Something dodgy in the world of Wikipedia !!!

When this was quoted on 28 April 2006 it said...

The term Building Implosion can be misleading to laymen, although its name includes the word implosion, it is not an implosion phenomenon. Implosion occurs when the difference between internal to external pressure is such that a structure collapses on itself. When external pressure on a structure is greater enough than its internal pressure, the structures implodes. The building implosion technique does not rely on the difference between internal and external pressure to pull the building down, but simply on the effect of gravitational pull.

Now if you look at the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Building_implosion

both references to PULL have been removed !!!


also, at http://www.controlled-demolition.com/default.asp?reqLocId=6&reqItemId=20...

Utilizing a total of 137 pounds of linear shaped charges and 50 lbs of dynamite “kicker charges”, CDI worked in only the partial basement to the west, the Lobby Level and 4th floor of the structure. Placed in over 400 locations, the shaped charges were sequentially initiated over a period of 5.4 seconds, working from southwest to northeast through the structure. Following the seemingly endless 2.6 second natural pause in the non-electric initiation system, the structural charges detonated on cue, allowing the southwest wing of the structure to fail first, creating the desired lateral “pull” on the north and east curtain walls.

Best wishes
Submitted by 911veritas on Mon, 01/29/2007 - 6:01pm.

New Nice catch, 911veritas. Thanks for posting that

FYI: It's still posted at:


"This is work of man. This is a hired job. (Silverstein) said it himself. You hear him saying 'Pull it' down."

-Controlled Demolition Expert Danny Jowenko
Submitted by stallion4 on Mon, 01/29/2007 - 6:17pm.

911veritas you rock dude!

Here's an update from 911veritas about the wikipedia situation

911veritas wrote:

Nice find...

I suppose I'm gunna have to look through the wikipedia change history to try and see if I can work out who's covering up...

Thanks S4

I'll be back !!!
Submitted by 911veritas on Mon, 01/29/2007 - 6:42pm.

New That was a quick trip... but fruitful :)

"The building implosion technique does not rely on the difference between internal and external pressure to push the building down, but simply on the effect of Gravitation."

Has replaced "PULL" with "PUSH" and "Gravitational PULL" with "Gravitation".

Tut-tut... naughty naughty


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Page as of 10-Dec-2006 18:34 -- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Building_implosion&direction=p...

Page as of 10-Dec-2006 18:38 -- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Building_implosion&direction=n...

Submitted by 911veritas on Mon, 01/29/2007 - 6:45pm.

Rock on, 911veritas!

Thanks S4...

My pleasure...

I cannot believe that Tom Harrison is a wiki administrator... check out his profile... he's a scumbag !!!

Best wishes dude...

"I cannot believe that Tom Harrison is a wiki administrator"

I can ;-)

And yes... he is a scumbag!!!

Silverstein had to be referring to the building

Some people have tried to claim that he was saying that they should pull the firemen from the building. But WTC 7 was evacuated of occupants before 9:30 AM. Between 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, FDNY had cleared their personnel from the area and blocked off the streets around the building, supposedly because of the fires and because they had much bigger problems to deal with, ie trying to find survivors in the rubble of the Towers .

It seems the only reason why the FDNY Chief (or whoever he was really talking to) called him up right before the building fell, would be to give him a heads up. Sort of like a courtesy call.

Well these guys...

Were hanging around WTC7 at 5:20 on 9/11... What were they "pulling" ?

Listen to the "BOOM" at the beginning of the clip, followed by rising smoke in the background...

Link : http://lasvegas.staughton.indypgh.org/uploads/911.wtc.7.comming.down.soon.wmv

Good Luck