1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Roland Angle-vs-NIST.

    In a recent interview with the BBC, Roland Angle claimed that NIST did not have any explanation for the 2.25 seconds of essentially free fall descent observed during the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, saying:
    But NIST actually DO have an explanation for that, in their report on their collapse, and summarized in the FAQ
    Their explanation is the buckling of the exterior columns (which happened after the collapse and buckling of the interior columns). Since a buckled column supplies only a tiny fraction of its designed resistance to vertical load, the result is very close to freefall.

    AE911 Truth must be aware of this, so it's rather misleading on their part to suggest otherwise. It's fine to disagree with a complex analysis, but not to claim it does not exist.
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  2. Cantonear1968

    Cantonear1968 New Member

    The worst thing NIST ever did in regards to their WTC7 Report was including this break down of the collapse stages. At that point they were acknowledging the conspiracy theories and giving them legitimacy in the eyes of the conspiracy theorists. If their hope was to be open and honest to appease their concerns it obviously had the exact opposite effect.

    They wrote an engineering report that is far above the heads of most people. They should have kept it for the audience they wrote it for and ignored the small rumblings of those only looking for a sound bite.
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  3. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    everything you do or don't do, gives CTers 'legitimacy' in their own eyes.
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  4. Cantonear1968

    Cantonear1968 New Member

    Which doesn't mean you have to play by their rules. This was a professional engineering report that is truly understood by maybe 15% of the population. And was written for that 15%. Stooping to the bottom 5% in the hopes of appeasing them was a fool's errand.
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  5. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    maybe they wrote it so they can just reply to the hundreds of repetitive emails asking questions, by saying "the information is online. here's a link. "
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