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Peter McKenna

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  1. I'm afraid, Evan, that you've lured me out of retirement yet again. Your definition of "Truth Movement" is so flawed, so at variance with fact, and so cripplingly superficial as to provoke suspicions of disingenuousness. I dare you even to define "official" in any reasonable way within this context. Do you mean "governmental?" If so, are you referencing elected and/or appointed uber-government personnel, or would you direct our attention to those who operate at what Peter Dale Scott would term the "deep political" levels? By extension, would you describe those of us who recognize conspira
  2. Good point. I have been meaning to post about this for some time. I disagree with Peter about this. I for one would support the use of an African/UN force invasion as long it was used just to arrest those of war crimes and to oversee elections. Mugabe is just a figure-head and therefore it is of no use waiting for him to die. The military leaders have to be removed from the political scene. The United Nations, specifically Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, has deferred from invading Myanmar under the UN “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine. The ‘Responsibility to Protect’ doctrine is a UN cod
  3. I imagine that Paul’s real beef with Monbiot is that he has been highly critical of the "'truth' movement". Thus he (Paul) concludes that the activist / Guardian columnist is merely a “licensed jester” like Amy Goodman*. Len *It’s Paul, not me, who so qualifies Goodman Always a pleasure to see the ghastly Goodman properly labelled! A quick example of how a veteran CIA "left gatekeeper" does the business. Here's old Gnome Chomsky playing the omission game in a recent edition of the corporate friendly New Statesman: http://www.chomsky.info/articles/20080508.htm Noam Chomsky on 1968 Ne
  4. 05 May 2008 in Current Affairs, Habakkuk Paul, Would you mind explaining your logic in concluding that George Monbiot was exercsing a PR stunt in his citizens's arrest of John Bolton? The March, 2003 invasion of Iraq was the result of the debriefing of a German intelligence asset, codenamed “Curveball”. “Curveball” claimed that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of Mass Destruction, including atomic, chemical, and biological weapons. The intelligence was so good, thought the defense establishment, that Secretary of State, Colin Powell, gave a lecture to the United Nations on February 3,
  5. I agree with you that anyone can boycott anything for any reason. After all, this is a free country, and people should be allowed to do business, to purchase goods and services, or not, with whomever they wish. What caught my attention was the characterization by the blacklist site that debunking the 9/11 conspiracy theories was analagous to a denial of free speech, calling it "anti-American Propaganda" , and ".... rather than engage in open, honest, and transparent dialogue regarding 9-11, [Network Name] has repeatedly aired programming that is derogatory and insulting to the millions of
  6. My understanding is that Alex Jones had made the statements about the FDNY. See the following. http://wtc7lies.googlepages.com/alexjonesv...ndlarrysilverst Please note that Alex Jones' statements about the FDNY are documented here and in other quarters, Len didn't invent them. Also 'Loose Change' has been debunked in some fairly respectable venues and is considered to be one of the more flawed and easily debunked of the conspiracy theory presentations. This isn't just opinion. Have you seen Screw Loose Change and the myriad of sites which have challenged Loose Change? Any fair and objecti
  7. Here’s an interesting site, http://911blacklist.org/ This site advocates the boycotting and blacklisting of Ryobi Tools because they had a ¼ page add in the issue of Popular Mechanics, the magazine which debunked the loose change video. This site also blacklists Popular Mechanics, Marriott Hotels, Mr. Goodwrench, and a long list of others who don’t buy into 9/11 conspiracy theories, or are somehow affiliated with same. Here is a sample blacklist letter provided on the site for use by anyone wishing to stage a campaign against those who support the “official” story, such as the NIST repor
  8. And what irks me about the position of such as you and Len is the unrelenting selectivity and hypocrisy of your outrage. I repeat - and nowhere have you or Len sought to offer the hard figures - the petty sums made by 9/11 dissidents is dwarfed by the USTE. The cynicism of the governmental/military/intelligence beneficiaries of 9/11 is off the scale. I have a finite amount of outrage and save it for the people and institutions who really merit it. Then your knowledge of the callousness with which successive hegemonic elements of the US elite has long regarded its own people is pitiful.
  9. Not quite my point, Len. Peter sought to establish moral equivalence between the molehills of money made by even the most successful 9/11 dissident and the Everest cubed raked in by the US State Terrorism Establishment (USTE, henceforth). The comparison was, and remains, grotesque and about as intellectually dishonest as its possible to get on the subject. I note with interest your failure to condemn him for it. Just to be clear on the issue, is it seriously your position that the income derived by, let us say, David Ray Griffin is in the same league as, let us say, Blackwater? Your defensi
  10. I'll concede that it does not show what else is happening; that much is true. I'm not sure if I would call it 'cropped' though, because the camera was zoomed towards that area at the time. Nothing has been removed from the original image / footage - it simply does not show everything that is going on. What it does show at least is that the area in question buckled inwards, causing a collapse at that corner. I don't think it is unreasonable to assume that the collapse continued in the same fashion that it started - especially when we see footage from other angles and see nothing that would lea
  11. Apparently the case was ordered as dismissed, without merit, and the dismissal is being appealed. The motion is worded such that (bolding added) “the NIST report is “fraud” …. “The defendants herein provided millions of dollars of fraudulent expert consulting services to NIST by participating in an investigation that ‘did not investigate the actual collapses’, irrespective of the above quoted title. Not only that, the nature of the scheme consisted primarily in obfuscation through a process of excessive detail, preparation of minutiae so as to deceive the public and the government into think
  12. It is true that the Bernoulli Effect on air flow through turbines, even propellers, can and do, drop the air pressure sufficiently, and at various altitudes, to result in the condensation of water vapor to a visible “super-saturated” state. Visible condensation will form around an attractive particle, such as carbon compounds, and can last for a few seconds or an entire day (becoming clouds). The state of the “contrail” would be entirely dependent upon certain factors, and the conditions of these factors, relative to the initial conditions; the air pressure, temperature, and relative humidity
  13. They shut it all down except for some cabin lights, the radio, and a fan to circulate the air. After the initial accident, they had to set up the LM / CSM combination in the Passive Thermal Control roll (BBQ mode). This was considered very important - so important that the Flight Director and Deke Slayton were arguing over what should happen first: sleep or the PTC. Eventually it was decided that even though the crew were near exhaustion, the PTC had to be done. It took two or three attempts, but they got it established. Thanks Evan, I'm no expert, but wouldn't the Apollo 13 flight demon
  14. FYU Your post is dated and timed: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 16:53:53 -0600 [02/14/2008 04:53:53 PM CST] Len's Post is dated "Yesterday" (2/14/08) and timed at 8:51, which is UK time and 6 hours ahead of CST, making the time 2:51 PM CST (or 14:51 CST), about two hours prior to your post, above (if the date stamp is correct for the time of the post),
  15. Well, my gut instinct tells me that Alan Bean never walked on the Moon. Then you agree with me that Alan Bean knows nothing about the true conditions of being on the lunar surface ? No I don't agree. Alan Bean is/was as qualified as anyone on the subject, since he's one of just 12 men who've actually been there. However, Alan Bean is an old man. I know nothing of his medical history, but it's not inconceivable that his memory isn't what it used to be. It's possible he may be confused over some details. I've heard the argument that all astronauts should remember every single detail about
  16. I'm sure you have evidence to back this claim! While these are problems I doubt they are insurmountable polls show him beating McCain. Also it would help it you get your facts straight though he went to Muslim schools while living in Indonesia he is Christian. Check Google. Jack I don't think there has been a single US president in the past 50 years who hasn't been endorsed by the council on foreign relations. Its kind of like Caesar obtaining a blessing from Gaia, the Earth mother, before any political accession. You don't get it, do you? Jack Actually Jack, you don't get i
  17. I'm sure you have evidence to back this claim! While these are problems I doubt they are insurmountable polls show him beating McCain. Also it would help it you get your facts straight though he went to Muslim schools while living in Indonesia he is Christian. Check Google. Jack I don't think there has been a single US president in the past 50 years who hasn't been endorsed by the council on foreign relations. Its kind of like Caesar obtaining a blessing from Gaia, the Earth mother, before any political accession.
  18. So does this mean that the vacuum of space on the lunar surface is neither hot or cold ?... And if the radiated heat is not significant , then why did NASA design a cooling system to run though the spacesuits to keep the astronauts cool ? .. and why did astromaut Alan Bean say that if the cooling system or the power source batteries in the LM failed to work properly, the LM would have become so hot that their blood would have boiled at those extreme temperatures on the Moon ? Some interesting information from the Textbook “Heat Transfer” by J.P. Holman (note this is pretty much a standard
  19. So does this mean that the vacuum of space on the lunar surface is neither hot or cold ?... And if the radiated heat is not significant , then why did NASA design a cooling system to run though the spacesuits to keep the astronauts cool ? .. and why did astromaut Alan Bean say that if the cooling system or the power source batteries in the LM failed to work properly, the LM would have become so hot that their blood would have boiled at those extreme temperatures on the Moon ? Duane, Heat transfer by thermal radiation would result in the camera body reflecting 85% of the energy that strike
  20. The temperature of the Moon is irrelevant ? ... Now looks who's being ludricrous.... Of course it's relevant ...Regular Kodack film melts at temperatures well below that of those on the lunar surface . But NASA video and film prove the astronauts to be on the moon's surface when the sun was at high noon; the temperature was +250 F. degrees. Painting the camera casing white might help to some extent , but not much, considering how high the heat and radiation levels are on the Moon . I am not disputing all film based orbital photography.... Only the Apollo photography allegedly taken on the
  21. Read this: http://www.thespacereview.com/article/602/1
  22. I didn't think you had read Rene's book ... From your post it was pretty obvious that all you've read is the typical character assassination posted on the pro Apollo web sites such as clavius ... I posted what I did to James so hopefully he would read BOTH sides of this issue and not just the list of books that Evan provided ... but you're right .. I probably shouldn't promote a book I haven't read yet , just as you shoudn't dismiss it for the same reason. I'm not interested in Rene's claims except for those about Apollo. My personal opinion is that Rene' has been ripped to shreds and his
  23. Thank you Wade, I've sifted through some of the information out there on the internet (and there’s a lot of it). The stuff I’ve seen concentrates mainly on the empirical aspects of magnetic motors, at least with respect to FE. There isn’t much in the way of structured theory. The closest seems to be Floyd Sweet’s articles, which tie the zero point charge/EMF to virtual particle environment in a vacuum, very much like advanced quantum theory of quark interaction, that is, quarks can leap into existence when needed from a virtual reality. This helps explain photon – photon interactions and the
  24. Wade, Hello. I have been reading some of the linked info (eg Tom Beardon) on non-associated Electro-magnetic wave propagation in a vacuum using a virtual or theoretical source-origin charge. This material suggests an infinite (in time) EM field generation. Are you familiar with this material? I have a couple of questions that relate to this theory. It is interesting to me, though some basic tenets seem to fly in the face of more classical science which I have read. Thanks
  25. I heard on NPR (National Public Radio), that the Kennedy family (Caroline, Edward, "Teddy", and Patrick Kennedy) announced their unconditional support for Obama. Obama stated his vision for the future to be the same as JFK's and RFK's in a fairly powerful speech. Given Obama's lead in the Iowa and New Hampshire caucuses, I think this is an important development. Any comments? Don't know if Political Conspiracies is the right place for this, but depending on the thread development it may be (I don't want to imply anything negative).
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