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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Thermite: The Emergent Detonation Conspiracy Forging the finest print

The stunning thesis of the person writing the essay-length description for this video is that thermite charges melted the steel frames of the World Trade Center. This actually coincides with a brain fart that I had, that the 600+ MPH impact of the 757 aluminum fuselage of the plane striking the steel-framed tower may have produced the aluminum particles necessary to create the necessary thermite cloud, + the 1500 degrees Fahrenheit fire of the JP4 jet fuel, could have emerged a thermite detonation.

Possible, I suppose, but hardly necessary. Steel loses tensile streingth Possible, I suppose, but hardly necessary. Steel loses tensile strength when it expands, and could have easily cracked apart after taking that hit. I also question why conspiracy theorists incist it looked like a controlled explosion, and if they even know what a controlled explosion is. Placing bombs in a tower does not a controlled blast make, and it is foolish to (A), look at the wake of the destruction and actually believe it fell in a controlled manner, and (B), believe a callous government conspiracy would risk exposure by "artificially" limiting collateral damage.

In the end, I think all of us play dime-store psychologist for these sorts of people, and the best of us postulate that these theorists lament the loss of order these attacks symbolize. Perhaps it is true that most of us don?t want to admit that such destruction can be the work of such a small movement. Perhaps we?ve come to take comfort in the Treaty of Westphalia, in the designated role of the state to be the only wielder of extreme violence, a wielder that will follow rules, consent to the governed, and act civilized and orderly?and most importantly, far away and predictable, in their destruction. When it really hits the fan, they must think, when catastrophic events occur, government can stop them- we just have to educate the ignorant until they throw the bums out of D.C.

A pleasant fantasy, perhaps, but we're actually ruled by fallible men, no matter who holds the throne, and no matter how comfortable we in our social contract feel inside the city walls, the Goths are always scheming to storm in.

Published by Typewriter King | 9:50 PM
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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve Forging the finest print

Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson understood "The Monster". But to most Americans today, Federal Reserve is just a name on the dollar bill. They have no idea of what the central bank does to the economy, or to their own economic lives; of how and why it was founded and operates; or of the sound money and banking that could end the statism, inflation, and business cycles that the Fed generates.

Dedicated to Murray N. Rothbard, steeped in American history and Austrian economics, and featuring Ron Paul, Joseph Salerno, Hans Hoppe, and Lew Rockwell, this extraordinary new film is the clearest, most compelling explanation ever offered of the Fed, and why curbing it must be our first priority.

Alan Greenspan is not, we're told, happy about this 42-minute blockbuster. Watch it, and you'll understand why. This is economics and history as they are meant to be: fascinating, informative, and motivating. This movie could change America.

Published by Typewriter King | 1:22 AM
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