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Nov
15
by Mick West at 2:02 PM
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I had high hopes for "9/11 Unmasked", as it was touted as the "Magnum Opus" of the 9/11 Consensus Panel, and has been highly praised by many in the 9/11 Truth community.

The book is arranged as 51 chapters, which are somewhat difficult to navigate as there's no table of contents (just a list of sections). Each chapter describes a supposed "official story" claim and then proceeds to explain why they think it is incorrect. The chapter claims are often tortuously specific and of dubious relevance, such as: "#29: The Claim That It Was Not Imperative For President Bush to be Hustled Away From the Florida School" or "#16 The Claim That The ForeKnowledge of WTC 7's Fall Was Based on Witness Observations."

The often convoluted nature of these claims might come from the fact that they were written by committee....
Nov
13
by Mick West at 2:40 PM
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Source: https://youtu.be/JQR6ZeuaImg

This photo from The Unknown Brewing Company made a bit of buzz as it's got a "triangle" UFO, as well as a weird shape made from lights.

But it's just lens reflection, mirrored about the center. You can see this by copying the lights at the top, rotating them 180 degrees, and then overlaying them on the bottom half of the image. I use a "subtract" blend mode, which makes the bright light look dark, and you can see they match exactly with the lights around the building.

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Image source: https://www.facebook.com/unknownbrewing/photos/a.616898328359528/1942065045842843/?type=3&permPage=1
Nov
09
by Mick West at 9:08 AM
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It's hard to keep track of the various temperatures involved in discussions around 9/11. So I made the above chart. It's a work in progress, so corrections and suggestions are much appreciated.

Sources:

Melting points of Lead, Aluminum, and Steel: https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/melting-temperature-metals-d_860.html

"Soft" temperature of steel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forging_temperature
Oct
31
by Mick West at 8:47 AM
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Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p62NS-q57vQ

One of the great things about "Flat Earth" theory is that it provides some great opportunities for thinking about, investigating, and explaining a variety of basic science concepts.

Now, everybody knows that if you have an alien in your spaceship, the best course of action is to blow a hole in a window, and the alien will get sucked out. Problem solved!

So we all know that if you've got some air under normal pressure, and there's a vacuum next to it, then the air will rush over to fill the vacuum.

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But the Earth's atmosphere is under normal pressure, and there's nothing between the atmosphere and the vacuum of space. So why doesn't all the air on Earth get sucking into space.

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The answer of course is gravity. Gravity is holding the atmosphere down. But how does that work exactly?...
Oct
27
by Mick West at 9:18 PM
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Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyFIHZwMm4w

In something of an experiment, I've made a detailed video focussing on one small claim of evidence. The claim is that the presence of iron microspheres in the World Trade Center dust means that high temperature incendiaries were used to demolish it.

The video explains that you can make iron microsphere by making sparks with steel hitting or abrading things, or by burning some tiny bits of iron in a low temperature flame. I also discuss how some of the spheres found might also have been pre-existing from construction, or might have been created after the collapse during cleanup.

Much of the material in the video comes from the thread: Making Iron Microspheres - Grinding, Impacts, Welding, Burning
Oct
26
by Mick West at 3:09 PM
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In a very positive move, You tube has added a link to the Encyclopedia Britannica article on Contrails to most of the videos that promote the "chemtrails" conspiracy theory.

It's a great article to use as the initial excerpt directly addresses the most common misconceptions about contrails - the idea that they always quickly dissipate.

Oct
11
by Mick West at 4:31 PM
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Montage of three iron microsphere techniques.

Iron rich microspheres can be made in various ways. In this thread I investigate some of them, and try to make some microspheres of my own.

Burning Methods (external ignition)

Burning Paint Chips #1. https://www.metabunk.org/posts/218647/
Steel Wool #1: https://www.metabunk.org/posts/219558/
Iron Filings #1: https://www.metabunk.org/posts/219574/
Toner: https://www.metabunk.org/posts/219612/
Steel Wool #2: https://www.metabunk.org/posts/219648/
Burning Paint Chips #2: https://www.metabunk.org/posts/219649/
Iron Powder 320 Mesh: https://www.metabunk.org/posts/225668/
Iron Filings 50 Mesh: https://www.metabunk.org/posts/225672/
*Pyrophoric iron: https://www.metabunk.org/posts/219592/

Sparking methods (Spark from solid...
Sep
27
by Mick West at 1:43 PM
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I was just scrubbing over some WTC7 collapse video when I noticed something new to me. When the East penthouse falls though the building it creates a visible wave on the windows, presumable as they are twisted or pushed out somehow by the changes in pressure. The scale of the pressure is also visible by the smoke being sucked in at the top of the building.


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf1HcJ7GKsc

WTC7 Window Wave Loop - YouTube 2018-01-07 13-37-09.
This is relevant because it appears to show the East Penthouse falling rapidly though the building, which is consistent with a collapse of C79/80/81 at a low level, well before the other columns failed.

I think some people, like @Tony Szamboti, have suggested that the East Penthouse actually only fell in a few floors, and that lower interior column failures were simultaneous, but this seems at odds with that.

You can kind of see this in...
Sep
26
by Mick West at 2:40 PM
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https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Kavanaugh Summer 1982 Calendar Pages1.pdf

Notice how the "Dr Strawberry" text in the center is all pixillated, but other text is not? Also the "Co" in "Columbia". The reason is that the documents was editing in Adobe Acrobat with automatic OCR turned on (this is the default setting).

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This means Adobe tries to recognize text in the image, and it will create a custom high resolution vector font for each bit of text. You can see this if you try to edit it in Acrobat:
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Depending on how good the handwriting is, it will...
Sep
16
by Mick West at 9:57 AM
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Read the introduction to Escaping the Rabbit Hole on Salon.com

https://www.salon.com/2018/09/16/how-to-pull-a-friend-out-of-the-conspiracy-theory-rabbit-hole/