Monthly Archives: January 2007

9/11, Steven Jones, and Me – Part 4

As I have been reviewing Professor Jones’ paper for part 4, I have come across two articles that, taken together, have done this already and from what I’ve read so far, they’ve done a much better job than I could ever dream of doing, so rather than rebuilding the wheel, I’ll point you to them for a more complete review.

The first is an article written by Brent Blanchard, senior editor at Implosion World.  The article is located here.  I also found another copy of it here.  I included both in case either link goes away.

According to Mr. Blanchard, he was at ground zero during the cleanup after 9/11 and he goes through some common misconceptions about demolition that demolition theorists are getting wrong.  Some examples of the myths he debunks are:

Assertion 1: “The towers’ collapse looked exactly like explosive demolitions.”

Assertion 2: “But they fell straight down into their own footprint.”

Assertion 3: “But explosive charges (aka plumes, squibs, etc.) can clearly be seen shooting from several floors just prior to collapse”

Assertion 4: “Several credible eyewitnesses are adamant that they heard explosion in or near the towers.”

These are just the first four out of nine total assertions that are debunked and explained from a professional demolitionist point of view.  Mr. Blanchard also says that he spoke to Professor Jones in 2006 about his paper.  It’s a good article.  Go read it.

The second article is by Mike King and it uses the above article as a source as he discusses Professor Jones’ paper.  It is here.  It is a very good read also.  I recommend it.

I think I’m done with this topic and I want to move onto another one: seeking truth.  In my years interacting with conspiracy theorists and others, I have noticed many traits, motivations, and behaviors that are quite interesting to me.  In my next article, I will cover what I have found.  It’s interesting because in observing these traits in others, I have been able to identify some of those traits within myself too and have been able to progress as a person as I have tried to get rid of these traits.  See you soon!

Related Articles:
9/11, Steven Jones, and Me
9/11, Steven Jones, and Me – Part 2
9/11, Steven Jones, and Me – Part 3

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Focus for 2007

New categories for 2007

Election 2008 – The candidates and their positions on the issues

Jihadism – Jihadist ideology and the War on Terror

Qur’anic Studies – Posts from the Qur’an with official Muslim meanings and commentary + compare and contrast with Latter-day Saint doctrines and scripture

Continuing categories for 2007

9/11 Conspiracy Theories – Debunking the 9/11 denial movement

Islamism – An Islamic revivalist movement, often characterized by moral conservatism, literalism, and the attempt to implement Islamic values in all spheres of life. a set of political ideologies that hold that Islam is not only a religion, but also a political system that governs the legal, economic and social imperatives of the state according to its interpretation of Islamic Law. Islamists thus demand the return of the society to Islamic values, and the return of the state to sharia law. A society governed by Islamic principles and law is seen as the true and sole answer to problems caused by the realities of modern life, including social and cultural alienation through urbanisation and migration, and political and economic exploitation. Also known as Militant Islam or Radical Islam.

Mormonism/LDS Church
– Defending the doctrines, practices and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) + news and comments relating to Mormonism and the LDS Church

Book of Mormon – Book of Mormon studies

News and politics
– Engagement and discussion of politics

Mitt Romney files paperwork for 2008 bid

Romney moves closer as an official candidate in the United States presidential election, 2008, by filing exploratory committee papers. Per wiki, “Exploratory, draft or “testing the waters” committees are formed solely for the purpose of determining the feasibility of an individual’s candidacy for office. The activities of exploratory committees may include polling, travel, and telephone calls to determine whether the individual should become a candidate.”

And says that filling papers to form the exploratory committee “allows him to raise and spend money for a presidential run.”

Related articles: A Romney Candidacy: What to Watch for In the Press

Update – more articles:
Romney for President Exploratory Committee, Inc.
The Hotline: Romney Files; Ben Ginsberg Is His Lawyer

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