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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:53 PM
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Another 9/11 Apologist Exposed
http://www.opednews.com/articles/1/Another-9-11-Apologi...



Professor Muller (at about 7:30) is led by Boston Public Radio host Tom Ashbrook to the subject of what future presidents should know about the physics of terrorism; specifically, how did those buildings come down?

Professor Muller is currentlywith the University of California, Berkley and also a member of the JASON Defense Advisory Group which brings together top scientists as consultants for the United States Department of Defense. So he shouldnt be too biased, eh?

He writes a monthly column for MITs magazine and by all accounts, he is a very smart man (you can tell by how he holds his glasses there). So, lets see what he says in the interview about the physics of 9/11, shall we?

This is part of what he says during that interview:

TNT is uh, a (sic) explosive, releases a certain amount of energy, I like to measure the energy in food calories, per gram or per pound.

If we compare the energy released by gasoline, many people are surprised to learn that gasoline releases more energy, 15 times the energy of TNT.

The planes carried about 60 tons of jet fuel, and if you multiply that by about 15 to get a sense of it, it was about 900 tons of TNT or the equivalent. 2 planes=1.8kila tons. Thats why there was so much damage done.

First, let me say that jet fuel isntgasoline, though Muller interchanges the two during his talk. The jet fuel used in these planes was Type A jet Fuel. The most common fuel is an unleaded/paraffin (kerosene) oil-based fuel classified as Jet A-1 (otherwise known as AVTUR), which is produced to an internationally standardized set of specifications. Wiki, here.

Now, aside from the equation of 15 times the energy of TNT statement he makes, which I dont know whether that is true or not of gasoline, since we are talking about Type A Jet Fuel, I dont think it makes a difference. But I want to work out the math for you, and then show you a video real quick.
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wildbilln864 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:12 PM
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1. Thank you SLaD! Great post...
"He writes a monthly column for MITs magazine and by all accounts, he is a very smart man (you can tell by how he holds his glasses there). " :rofl:
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:21 PM
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2. Love the GLASSES!!
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 08:32 PM by seemslikeadream
They do give the ERROR of intelligence
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vincent_vega_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:44 PM
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3. Link not post.
SLaD had very little to do with the content of the post. But I wouldn't expect you to see the difference bill.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:52 PM
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4. He never said it was my post
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 09:57 PM by seemslikeadream
He said it was a great post



AND proceeded to quote from the link hence the ...





Great post...
"He writes a monthly column for MITs magazine and by all accounts, he is a very smart man (you can tell by how he holds his glasses there). "
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wildbilln864 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:03 PM
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5. You have to look over some here SLaD.
Some things are just over their head. :shrug:
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:12 PM
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6. Are you listening to Malloy?
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 11:13 PM by seemslikeadream
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wildbilln864 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:54 AM
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7. No. Had to go out.
Edited on Thu Jul-24-08 12:57 AM by wildbilln864
:hi: Did I miss something good?
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Grateful for Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 05:55 AM
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9. It might be good
To actually read what posters write.
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vincent_vega_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 10:38 PM
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10. Yer right
Cheerleaders and tisk-tiskers need a voice too.
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dailykoff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:56 AM
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8. "UC keeps $1.6 billion deal to run Lawrence Livermore [big-time nuke research] lab"
Zachary Coile, SF Chronicle Washington Bureau
Tuesday, May 8, 2007

{snip)

Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman made the announcement this afternoon, citing the scientific and management expertise of UC's team that will run the lab, which includes Bechtel, the San Francisco-based engineering firm; Battelle, a nonprofit company that already manages five other national labs; and a new university partner, Texas A&M.

"Livermore National Laboratory is a critical part of our nuclear weapons complex and has been for the last 55 years," Bodman said. "For the first time since the beginning of the laboratory a new contractor is coming to Livermore. We look forward to working with (the partnership) as Livermore continues its vital national security work."

UC had a strong edge in the first-ever competition for the Livermore contract because of its historic relationship with the lab, which it has run since 1952. The lab's proximity to UC's Berkeley campus and its scientists was also seen as a key advantage. The lab, located in Alameda County just west of the Altamont Pass, has 8,500 employees.

The university has been under scrutiny for a series of safety and security lapses at the Livermore lab and at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, which prompted the Bush administration to create an open competition for the contracts to manage the nuclear weapons labs.


link: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/0...

In other words, to save their bacon, which Junior threatened to take away, UC Berkeley had to pledge undying fealty to the GWOT, which I imagine also meant hiring fascist stooge John Yu to teach at the law school, along with letting this shameless CIA shill to mislead freshmen enrolling in "Physics for Presidents" or whatever his fulfill-your-science-requirement-without-any-science class is called.

This really stinks.
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