Did you know that a suspect in a presidential assassination gave a televised press conference? That sounds unbelievable, but it happened. Lee Harvey Oswald––who was in police custody for the murder of President Kennedy––spoke on national television for several minutes. Shortly thereafter, he was gunned down in a police station by an armed bystander.

For those in attendance at last week’s Common Hour presentation: “JFK Assassination… 55 Years Later,” Professor John DeLeo provided an insightful and compelling overview of one of the greatest tragedies of American history. The presentation included:

A brief biographical sketch of Kennedy––his family history and presidency
A detailed examination of the presidential motorcade’s route
A history of Lee Harvey Oswald, including his court-martial from the Marines, emigration to Russia, visits to the Cuban and Russian embassies in Mexico and job at the Texas school book depository in Dallas
Various conspiracy theories regarding the assassination
A viewing of the Zapruder and Nix films
Findings of the Warren Commission
The conspiracy trial in New Orleans that District Attorney Jim Garrison brought against businessman Clay Shaw
The release and non-release of government records
The presentation was enhanced by DeLeo’s own photos of Dealey Plaza in Dallas, as well as his first-hand account of visiting the school book depository, which is now a museum.

DeLeo says his interest in the assassination has increased over the years, as more information has become available. “When Jim Garrison went on the Johnny Carson show saying there was not only a conspiracy but that he knew the names of the assassins and he would be bring them to trial, that got my attention,” he says.

“I could relate to the places and people talked about by Garrison as I lived in New Orleans for five years,” says the Legal Studies professor.

The steady drip-drip of new information about the assassination continued to spark interest, says DeLeo. Examples include the airing of the Zapruder film on TV for the first time in 1975, the 25th anniversary and the renewed focus that brought to the event, the multitude of books published on the subject, and the JFK Records Act.

For those who want to learn more about this subject, Legal Studies students will conduct a mock trial on Dec. 4 using actual transcripts from the Garrison-Shaw trial that occurred in 1969.



It is no sign of a healthy mind to be well adjusted to this pathological society.

‘This is the End’ – ‘Oedipus Rex’ – Revelation Through Excess

Now, I know y’all are wanting to think that there is some grand, profound Meaning to all of this. But this is not the way it is. Actually we are all just making it up as we go.

You know I don’t care which way the wind blows
Really doesn’t matter to me
I see them running’round jumping up and falling down
Look a little closer you’ll see.

A wink at the looser
A prize for the winner
And a dollar for the girl pulling down her knickers
A finger in the icing while the cake’s still baking
It’s cash on the line or it’s just my time that you’re wasting

I say go-go-go free your mind and let it go
Let your real nature come out
Don’t tell me no-no-no that’s too easy
Because that is how I live without a doubt

You know what you’re here for
You’d sing it if you had the chance
The world is the music and life is the dance

Agatha Christie Young, Thirty-Something, Middle Age:

Archibald Christie:

The Murder on the Orient Express

What Was the Inspiration for “The Murder on the Orient Express”?
Agatha Christie wrote her famous detective novel based on an even more famous kidnapping
In Agatha Christie’s crime novel Murder on the Orient Express, the well-mustachioed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot solves the grisly stabbing of an American tycoon traveling on a long-distance passenger train. While the 1934 story, adapted for a new movie, of murder and revenge on a stuck, snowed-in train is of course a work of fiction, Christie pulled parts of her story straight from the headlines.
Read more:
Murder on the Orient Express (1974 movie)

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Ten Little Niggers may refer to:

Ten Little Indians, a modern children’s rhyme, a major variant of which is Ten Little Niggers
And Then There Were None, a 1939 novel by Agatha Christie which has also been published as Ten Little Niggers and Ten Little Indians
And Then There Were None (play), a 1943 play by Agatha Christie adapting her novel, performed in the United Kingdom as Ten Little Niggers
And Then There Were None (1945 film), released in the UK as Ten Little Niggers
Desyat Negrityat (Ten Little Niggers, Russian: Десять негритят), released in 1987
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fear of growing old, or a hatred or fear of the elderly. The term comes from the Greek γέρων – gerōn, “old man” and φόβος – phobos, “fear”.

Poirot S09E03 Death On The Nile 2004

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes (/ˈʃɜːrlɒk ˈhoʊmz/) is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Referring to himself as a “consulting detective” in the stories, Holmes is known for his proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic, which he employs when investigating cases for a wide variety of clients, including Scotland Yard.

First appearing in print in 1887 (in A Study in Scarlet), the character’s popularity became widespread with the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine, beginning with “A Scandal in Bohemia” in 1891; additional tales appeared from then until 1927, eventually totalling four novels and 56 short stories. All but one are set in the Victorian or Edwardian eras, between about 1880 and 1914. Most are narrated by the character of Holmes’s friend and biographer Dr. Watson, who usually accompanies Holmes during his investigations and often shares quarters with him at the address of 221B Baker Street, London, where many of the stories begin.
A Study In Scarlet – Whole book in PDF:
Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet 1968 (movie)

Sherlock Holmes’ death is not mentioned anywhere in the original stories. Of course, he faked his death in The Final Problem as he fought Professor Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls in the northern Swiss Alps. (when he was 37 years old).

Conan Doyle never explicitly said why he decided to bring Sherlock Holmes back to life, but he was definitely pressured to do so by both the public and his publishers. So Conan Doyle brought back his creation for a reunion tour in a novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, published in The Strand magazine between 1901-1902. This story, a sort of prequel, was set before Holmes had his unfortunate cliff diving accident, so there was no resurrection just yet.

This novel succeeded in getting everyone hyped up on Holmes once again, and Conan Doyle finally agreed to start publishing new Sherlock Holmes stories. So Holmes rose from the dead and a new series of short stories, collected in The Return of Sherlock Holmes, were published between 1903-1904 in The Strand magazine, which was thrilled to have it’s cash cow detective back in print.

Interestingly, the stories in The Return of Sherlock Holmes are set mainly in 1894-5. Holmes “died” in “The Final Problem” in 1891, so in the Holmes universe he had only been fake-dead for three years, not ten. However, Watson himself narrates these stories from the present, 1903-4, after Holmes had retired and had given Watson permission to publish their exploits.




It wasn’t until 1865 that the Thirteenth Amendment formally ended slavery throughout the United States.

The legal right of Women to vote, wasn’t established nationally until 1920.

The legal right of Blacks to vote, wasn’t established nationally until 1965.

The last known lynching of a Black American in the US took place in 1981.

It wasn’t until June 26, 2003, that the U.S. Supreme Court in a 6–3 decision in Lawrence v. Texas struck down the Texas same-sex sodomy law, ruling that this private sexual conduct is protected by the liberty rights implicit in the due process clause of the United States Constitution.

In 1992, the Vatican under Pope John Paul II published the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which stated, among many other things, that “homosexual tendencies” are “objectively disordered.” One of the principal theologians who shaped the document was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who would succeed John Paul II as Pope Benedict XVI. He too would take a hard-line stance against homosexuality.

The Satanic Verses in Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy, chapter 7
1: “When the LORD your God brings you into the land which you are entering to take possession of it, and clears away many nations before you, the Hittites, the Gir’gashites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Per’izzites, the Hivites, and the Jeb’usites, seven nations greater and mightier than yourselves,
2: and when the LORD your God gives them over to you, and you defeat them; then you must utterly destroy them; you shall make no covenant with them, and show no mercy to them.
3: You shall not make marriages with them, giving your daughters to their sons or taking their daughters for your sons.
4: For they would turn away your sons from following me, to serve other gods; then the anger of the LORD would be kindled against you, and he would destroy you quickly.
5: But thus shall you deal with them: you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and hew down their Ashe’rim, and burn their graven images with fire.
6: “For you are a people holy to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his own possession, out of all the peoples that are on the face of the earth.
16: And you shall destroy all the peoples that the LORD your God will give over to you, your eye shall not pity them; neither shall you serve their gods, for that would be a snare to you.

Deuteronomy, chapter 20
16: But in the cities of these peoples that the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance, you shall save alive nothing that breathes,
17: but you shall utterly destroy them, the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites and the Per’izzites, the Hivites and the Jeb’usites, as the LORD your God has commanded;
18: that they may not teach you to do according to all their abominable practices which they have done in the service of their gods, and so to sin against the LORD your God.

Also relevant is the following from Joshua, chapter 11
10: And Joshua turned back at that time, and took Hazor, and smote its king with the sword; for Hazor formerly was the head of all those kingdoms.
11: And they put to the sword all who were in it, utterly destroying them; there was none left that breathed, and he burned Hazor with fire.
12: And all the cities of those kings, and all their kings, Joshua took, and smote them with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them, as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded.
13: But none of the cities that stood on mounds did Israel burn, except Hazor only; that Joshua burned.
14: And all the spoil of these cities and the cattle, the people of Israel took for their booty; but every man they smote with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them, and they did not leave any that breathed.
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“Jews, Christians, and Muslims encourage violence because they refuse to fully challenge the authority of “sacred texts” that overflow with violent images of God and stories justifying human violence in God’s name….

“Jews, Christians, and Muslims must address the problem of violence and “sacred” text if we are to have any reasonable hope for an alternative future. A world being destroyed by violence, much of it done with justifying reference to God and “sacred” text, is a world in desperate need of new understandings of divine and human power. The futility of violence and resiliency of injustice requires us to unleash our imaginations in order to move beyond religious certainties into unfamiliar terrain where patriarchal assumptions that dominate “sacred” texts and political life are challenged in light of historical need and human experience. …

“The violence-of-God traditions at the heart of the Bible and the Quran have invaded our own hearts. By sanctioning violence in “sacred” texts and in reference to them, we invariably progress along a treacherous pathway. God is powerful and proves to be God through superior violence. The God of superior violence justifies human violence in the name of God and in pursuit of God’s objectives that with frightening regularity mirror our own objectives. In the end, violence replaces or becomes God. Violence is widely embraced because it is embedded and sanctified in “sacred” texts and because its use seems logical in a violent world.”

Quoted from Is Religion Killing Us?: Violence in the Bible and the Quran — by Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Trinity Press International 2003

The Scofield Bible—The Book That Made Zionists of America’s Evangelical Christians
By Maidhc Ó Cathail

“For a nation to commit the sin of anti-Semitism brings inevitable judgement.”
—The New Scofield Study Bible

Since it was first published in 1909, the Scofield Reference Bible has made uncompromising Zionists out of tens of millions of Americans. When John Hagee, the founder of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), said that “50 million evangelical bible-believing Christians unite with five million American Jews standing together on behalf of Israel,” it was the Scofield Bible that he was talking about.

Although the Scofield Reference Bible contains the text of the King James Authorized Version, it is not the traditional Protestant bible but Cyrus I. Scofield’s annotated commentary that is problematic. More than any other factor, it is Scofield’s notes that have induced generations of American evangelicals to believe that God demands their uncritical support for the modern State of Israel.

Scofield: The Man Behind The Myth
This is a short biographical sketch revealing little known facts about the celebrated dispensationalist saint Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, author of the Scofield Reference Bible. We are grateful to Joseph Canfield for his book The Incredible Scofield and his Book and to Dave MacPherson for providing a good portion of the documentation.
Also see:
The Scofield Bible, Oxford Publishing and the House of Rothschild
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Grasping what a scoundrel Scofield was and his financing by the Rothschilds is essential to understanding US support for the terrorist state of Israel.

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“The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the “agentur” of the “Illuminati” between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm … Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view.”~Albert Pike (1871)

Military PSYOPS

From PSYOP to MindWar: The Psychology of Victory
by Colonel Paul E. Valley, Commander – with – Major Michael A. Aquino PSYOP Research & Analysis Team Leader
Headquarters, 7th Psychological Operations Group United States Army Reserve
Presidio of San Francisco, California
Also see:
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– by Michael A. Aquino
Lt. Colonel, Military Intelligence, USAR-Ret
November 2003

“In the later 1970s, Psychological Operations (PSYOP) doctrine in the U.S. Army had yet to emerge from the disappointment and frustration of the Vietnam War. Thus it was that in 1980 Colonel Paul Vallely 1 , Commander of the 7th PSYOP Group, asked me, as  his Headquarters PSYOP Research & Analysis (FA) Team Leader, to draft a paper that  would encourage some future thought within the PSYOP community. He did not want a  Vietnam postmortem, but rather some fresh and innovative ideas concerning PSYOP’s
evolution and application.

I prepared an initial draft, which Colonel Vallely reviewed and annotated, which
resulted in revised drafts and critiques until he was satisfied, and the result of that was this

paper: From PSYOP to MindWar: The Psychology of Victory. 2

Colonel Vallely sent copies of it to various governmental offices, agencies, commands,
and publications involved or interested in PSYOP. He intended it not as an article for
publication, but simply as a “talking paper” to stimulate dialogue. In this it was quite
successful, judging by the extensive and lively letters he received concerning it over the
next several months.

That should have been the end of MindWar: a minor “staff study” which had done its modest job.

With the arising of the Internet in the 1980s, however, MindWar received an entirely unexpected – and somewhat comic – resurrection. Allusions to it gradually proliferated,
with its “sinister” title quickly winning it the most lurid, conspiracy-theory reputation. The rumor mill soon had it transformed into an Orwellian blueprint for Manchurian Candidate mind control and world domination. My own image as an occult personality added fuel to the wildfire: MindWar was now touted by the lunatic fringe as conclusive proof that the Pentagon was awash in Black Magic and Devil-worship.

Now that this absurdly comic opera has at least somewhat subsided, I thought that it might be interesting to make a complete and accurate copy of the paper available, together with an Introduction and some historical-hindsight annotations to place it in reasonable context. After all it did – and perhaps still does – have something worthwhile to say.

Within the U.S. military, PSYOP has habitually been relegated to a back-seat as a
“force multiplier”. The principal strategic decisions are made in consideration of traditional political and military interests and goals. Only then is PSYOP invited to the table, to help achieve already-agreed-upon missions more efficiently.

MindWar reverses this sequence. Psychological means for achieving victory – essentially through convincing the enemy that he really wants to bring his national policies into harmony with ours – are fashioned in support of basic political goals. The use of “ordinary” military force (bombs, bullets, etc.) is regarded as a “last resort” in
circumstances wherein MindWar by itself fails.”

(The entire paper can be read at the first link above.)

Willy Whitten 2018




Willy Whitten with SATYR


Another One Bites the Dust
I have come to the conclusion that Craig McKee is a mole, in cahoots with Jim Fetzer.

See this:

Fetzer posted two comments there.They were answered by Marley Engvall:
marley engvall
April 20, 2018 at 12:24 pm
“why are you linking to junk website?”

Marley made a good response to Fetzer’s no-planes bullshit. Now McKee has deleted Marley Engvail’s reply!

Fuck Craig McKee!
Now Fetzer has posted two new comments on that thread. Both are disinformation propaganda. One is even disparaging AE911, whom Craig McKee supposedly supports. He even writes columns for them! But Craig lets Fetzer post this bullshit, and then he has no comment, no rebuttal, nothing.
McKee doesn’t even seem to be paying attention to the fucking hogwash Fetzer spews. Fetzer is trashing AE911, whom McKee claims to support, and even writes articles for them, yet he allows this putrid disinformation from Fetzer. McKee is either mind boggling stupid, or he is a willing participant in this disinformation and propaganda.



“The points adduced in this excellent review are consistent with–and in some cases reinforce–the summary overview I presented on The Brian Ruhe Show, “9/11: Who was responsible and why”,

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“A&E still touts nanothermite, after T. Mark Hightower and I demonstrated in 2011 (with 3 studies) that nanothermite cannot possibly have blown the towers apart, since it has only 1/13th the power of TNT (the international standard). A&E says something else may have been involved, but the same is true of toothpaste, which is non-explosive but could be made explosive by combining it with an explosive. To this day, A&E refuses to say what else that could have been.

And. like the Judy Wood DEW cult, A&E refuses to address WHO was responsible and WHY. I would suggest that a 9/11 research society that cannot explain HOW it was done and will not address WHO was responsible and WHY represents a limited hangout. I have laid the out in many places; see, for example, “On C-SPAN, Richard Gage leaves 9/11 Truth in a time warp”,

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“Just curious. May I ask why the last comment from Marley Engvail was removed? Thank you.”

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“I removed it because it did not address the content of the links posted and because it didn’t even specify which site he was claiming was “junk news” or why. Nothing about it was clear, and I did not want to begin the comments on the post with an off-topic argument about something that isn’t relevant.”


© Willy Whitten 2018



© Willy Whitten 2018

NIST Fraud:

WTC Disaster Study – The specific objectives were:
[1] Determine why and how WTC 1 and WTC 2 collapsed following the initial impacts of the aircraft and why and how WTC 7 collapsed;

NIST was mandated to “determine why and how WTC 1 and WTC 2 collapsed” –They FAILED to do so
And they admitted it!

NIST: “We are Unable to Provide a Full Explanation of the Total Collapse”–Catherine S. Fletcher, Chief Management and Organization Division, NIST Sept. 27, 2007

“The focus of the Investigation was on the sequence of events from the instant of aircraft impact to the initiation of collapse for each tower. For brevity in this report, this sequence is referred to as the “probable collapse sequence,” although it does not actually include the structural behavior of the tower after the conditions for collapse initiation were reached and collapse became inevitable. (p xxxvii/39 of Draft)”–NIST
“The focus of the Investigation was on the sequence of events from the instant of aircraft impact to the initiation of collapse for each tower.” BUT the “focus” of the investigation is NOT the “goal” of the investigation as stated in their own words: “Determine why and how WTC 1 and WTC 2 collapsed following the initial impacts of the aircraft and why and how WTC 7 collapsed.”
This is spurious rhetorical sophistry in the guise of rational argumentation on the part of NIST.

NIST did not provide a full explanation as to why the WTC Towers collapsed. NIST modeled their CGI cartoons to the point that the building was “poised for collapse”, and left it at that, a glaring example of circular reasoning.
This is scientific fraud and nothing less.
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Each tower weighed about 500,000 tons. divide that by the number of floors and we have about 5,000 tons per floor.
Each tower had 100,000 tons of steel – divide that by number of floors, we have about 1,000 tons of steel per floor.
North Tower (WTC 1) at 8:46 am, impacting between the 93rd and 99th floors. Seventeen minutes later, United Airlines Flight 175 approached from the southwest, over New York Harbor, and crashed into the South Tower (WTC 2) southern facade at 9:03 am between the 77th and 85th floors at 540 miles per hour
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Disproving simple gravity collapse by simple math:
Each tower weighed about 500,000 tons. divide that by the number of floors and we have about 5,000 tons per floor.
North Tower (WTC 1) Planes impacted a span of 93rd and 99th floors. So the upper section would be about 16 floors. Multiply 16 x 5,000 = 80,000 tons verses 420,000 tons of remaining undamaged floors.
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Disproving simple gravity collapse by common sense
One can not presume that a cohesive block of intact material can exist acting as a pile driver can fall through the center of the buildings, when we can see with our own eyes that there is that amount of crushed and fragmented material blown horizontally beyond the frame of the buildings in all of the imagery available of the destruction of WTC 1&2.

I have already shown how elementary Newtonian physics precludes the possibility of a gravity driven collapse:
All progressive collapse theories defy Newtonian physics:
Newton’s third law is: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Applying this principle to the collapse of the WTC Towers, it proves that the upper portion could only destroy the lower portion by the equal amount of the floors; That is if 12 floors are crushing the floors beneath them they can crush no more than 12 stories below. Simple physics.
What is the work done in ‘crushing’? It is smashing and destroying a material and objects. Equal and opposite crushing is crushing from above and equal crushing from below. ‘Crush up–Crush down’.
The material crushed in the interaction is equal. Therefore there is no material left to crush down after it is exhausted itself against the crush up.

Now all that is needed to fulfill my original assertion is physical proof of explosive material:
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
“We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the
destruction of the World Trade Center. Examination of four of these samples, collected from separate sites, is reported in this paper. These red/gray chips show marked similarities in all four samples. One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later. The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The red material contains grains approximately 100 nm across which are largely iron oxide, while aluminum is contained in tiny plate-like structures. Separation of components using methyl ethyl ketone demonstrated that elemental aluminum is present. The iron oxide and aluminum are intimately mixed in the red material. When ignited in a DSC device the chips exhibit large but narrow exotherms occurring at approximately 430 ˚C, far below the normal ignition temperature for conventional thermite. Numerous iron-rich spheres are clearly observed in the residue following the ignition of these peculiar red/gray chips. The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.”
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For those who still fail to grasp Newton’s Third Law of Motion, I am going to attempt one more time to make it clear.
I will be pointing out the term “INERTIA” and why, when MOTION comes into play on an inert object, terms of description must change.

When the buildings are standing with no motion in play, they are said to be INERT. So the term used to describe the structure in this state is that the structure below is “HOLDING UP” the structure above..
When motion comes into play the structure below is now “PUSHING UP” because we are now speaking to ACTION.

Taking the North Tower as our example, having been struck by the airplane at about the 93rd floor, we will have the upper 17 stories falling down on the lower 93 floors. Because of the terms of inertia we now describe this ACTION as “PUSHING DOWN”

Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion is, for every force there is an equal and opposite force. Thus the 17 floors pushing down on the 93 floors below are met with the force of those floors pushing up against them.
According to this equation of 17 to 93, only 17 floors of that 93 could be crushed in an equal and opposite reaction, leaving 76 intact floors standing.

The same principles would apply to the South Tower.
A total global collapse of either tower would have been impossible.
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The Missing Jolt
Now, so far in my exposition of the simple physics of the WTC towers destruction, I have shown that if once initiated, the tower collapse would be arrested at a specific point due to Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion.
At this point I am going to address the insurmountable problem of the assertion of a gravity driven collapse; that being the lack off proof of INITIATION in the first place.
I had begun my critique of the official collapse scenario with what I call the ‘NIST Fraud’, wherein I show that NIST asserts collapse initiation without proof of such.

I will begin here with the analogy often given by NIST supporters of a hammer being dropped on a plate of glass. In that simple analogy it is asserted that a hammer dropped from some unspecified distance above a plate of glass, that it is obvious that the hammer would shatter the glass.
The insurmountable problem with this assertion is that at the point of impact there would be a sudden jolt as the hammer hits the surface of the glass.

This problem is insurmountable because the collapse curve calculated for the collapse reveals no sudden jolt.

I will now turn to the April 22, 2009 paper by Graeme MacQueen & Tony Szamboti titled ‘The Missing Jolt:
A Simple Refutation of the NIST-Bazant Collapse Hypothesis
The paper begins with:
“In this paper we will, concentrating on the North Tower, offer a refutation that is:
• easy to understand but reasonably precise
• capable of being stated briefly
• verifiable by any reader with average computer skills and a grasp of simple mathematics.

As the paper notes: “The rigidity of the upper block of stories is crucial to this explanation. If the upper block were to break, disintegrate or flow on impact it would certainly not threaten the 92 intact floors beneath it.”

The Necessary Jolt:

“As Bazant has said, when the top part fell and struck the stories beneath it, there had to be apowerful jolt. While a jolt entails acceleration of the impacted object it requires deceleration of the impacting object. Even a hammer hitting a nail decelerates, and if the hammer is striking a strong, rigid body fixed to the earth its deceleration will be abrupt and dramatic…
Testing for Deceleration:
If a jolt occurred there would have been high short-term deceleration of the upper block. Why not simply check for this deceleration? It is not difficult. We will:

• examine a video clip of the North Tower’s collapse
• find a point on the upper block of the North Tower, the progress of which can be
observed and measured in the early stages of the collapse
• plot the progress of this point on a graph
• check for evidence of deceleration
We have shown the curve starting upward again after the impact, on the generous assumption that the impacting object (the upper block) is now free to accelerate. We have also only charted what the effect on the velocity would have been for an initiating impulse between the first two floors to collide.
The measurements of the roof’s actual fall do not show any abrupt negative change in velocity,
so it appears that there was no impulse and thus no amplified load. It seems that Dr. Bazant was simply theorizing that there had to be one to make sense of the collapse in a natural way. It is also important to note here that Dr. Bazant was off by a factor of ten in his calculation of the stiffness of the columns, with his 71 GN/m estimate. [8] The actual stiffness, calculated here using the actual column cross sections, is approximately 7.1 GN/m. (see Appendices B and C) [19][20] This error caused Dr. Bazant to significantly overestimate the potential amplifying effect of the impulse or jolt, which he claims occurred after a one story fall of the upper block…

We have tracked the fall of the roof of the North Tower through 114.4 feet, (approximately 9 stories) and we have found that it did not suffer severe and sudden impact or abrupt deceleration. There was no jolt. Thus there could not have been any amplified load. In the absence of an amplified load there is no mechanism to explain the collapse of the lower portion of the building, which was undamaged by fire. The collapse hypothesis of Bazant and the authors of the NIST report has not withstood scrutiny.”

Read entire paper:
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~Willy Whitten 3/4/2018


This is an addendum to my first essay on the Moon Hoax and the dunderheads that think the Apollo Missions were faked. I am posting this because I still get questions put to me by Internet posters seeking my perspective.

The first essay and commentary can be found at this URL:

I will begin with the issue of the Van Allen Belts, and the confusion as to the misunderstanding of new Project Orion.

NASA Readies for Major Orion Milestones in 2017
From the beginning of assembly work on the Orion crew module at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to testing a range of the spacecraft systems, engineers made headway in 2016 in advance of the spacecraft’s 2018 mission beyond the moon. A look at the important milestones that lie ahead in the next year give a glimpse into how NASA is pressing ahead to develop, build, test and fly the spacecraft that will enable human missions far into deep space.

Orion Power On

The NASA and Lockheed Martin team at Kennedy spent much of 2016 integrating structural elements into the spacecraft, and then began incorporating critical systems such as avionics components and propulsion tubing. In the spring of 2017, computers in the Orion crew module for the spacecraft’s first mission with NASA’s Space Launch System will be turned on for the first time to verify the spacecraft can route power and send commands. It’s an essential integrated test that will verify Orion’s systems are connected and responding as planned.

Service Module Arrival Stateside

The European-built service module for Orion, which will propel and power it in space, is an essential component of the spacecraft and extends NASA’s international collaboration with ESA in human spaceflight into deep space. The service module for Orion’s upcoming flight will be shipped to Kennedy, after structural and systems work is completed at the facility of ESA contractor Airbus Defence & Space in Bremen, Germany.

Stacking Up

Orion’s heat shield will be secured onto the crew module in the summer, and the crew and service modules will subsequently be stacked together. Both operations are essential steps to be completed ahead of the early 2018 shipment of the entire stack to NASA Glenn’s Plum Brook Station in Ohio, where the craft will be put through a series of tests to ensure it is ready for the dynamics of launch and the harsh environment of deep space flight.

Construction Begins on First Orion for Crew

While the Orion outfitting and assembly process for the first mission of the spacecraft atop the Space Launch System rocket continues in 2017, construction will also begin on the vehicle for the first Orion flight with astronauts that will fly as early as 2021. The first panels of the crew module pressure vessel for that mission are expected to arrive at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans in the spring, when weld operations will begin.
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NASA ‘Admitted To Apollo Hoax’ In Orion Video, Say Obviously Mistaken Conspiracy Theorists

A NASA video designed to promote the Orion space craft has accidentally whipped up Moon Landing Hoax theorists into a frenzy.

Which is a shame. Because the ‘Orion: Trial By Fire’ video is actually an interesting, if brief introduction into the test flights.

Presented by NASA engineer Kelly Smith, the video contains insights into how Orion might help humans get to Mars and how its systems are designed to cope with the difficulties of travelling in deep space.

But it also describes how the capsule will be lifted from an initial orbiting trajectory of around 100 miles above Earth, to more than 3,600 miles before the end of the mission.

And therein lies the issue. Because the aim of this test is to send Orion through the Van Allen belt — a thick ribbon of dense radioactive particles caused by the magnetic field of Earth which could be dangerous to human travellers.

“Radiation like this could harm the guidance systems, on-board computers or other electronics on Orion,” Smith says. “Shielding will be put to the test as the vehicle cuts through the waves of radiation… We must solve these challenges before we send people through this region of space.”

Aha! And that’s where the conspiracy theorists jump in. Because surely, they argue, NASA already sent people through this region for the Apollo missions to the Moon in the 1960s and 1970s?

Another adds: “Didn’t NASA go to the moon? With very little shielding? Aren’t you guys basically saying you didn’t land on the moon? ”
Yet another (there are lots of these people) says: “If the moon missions were real, then it seems the whole “punching through the Van Allen belt” problem should have been solved over 40 years ago.”
So? So, so? Can NASA explain that?

Yes. Yes they can.

The answer, simply, and which has been explained in detail elsewhere, is that the Apollo astronauts were not in the Van Allen belt for long enough to have to deal with dangerous levels of exposure to radiation.

The Apollo astronauts did return to Earth having been exposed to significant radiation – but not more than is allowed by US law for workers at nuclear power stations, for instance.

So what’s different with Orion EFT-1? Put simply, two things: equipment and time.
First, Orion contains much more complex and complicated electronic equipment than the Apollo systems, which could potentially be damaged by radiation and so has to be tested before humans are allowed to fly inside it.

Second, Orion isn’t just intended to go through the Van Allen belt and back in a few short days. It’s designed for missions up to 21 days long, and perhaps even longer if it forms part of a mission to Mars. As a result it would face exposure to vast amounts of radiation in space, for months on end, and so testing its shields and how much radiation gets through.

In a Q&A NASA said:

“Traveling 15 times farther into space than the International Space Station will take Orion beyond the radiation protection offered by Earth’s atmosphere and magnetic field. In fact, the majority of EFT-1 will take place inside the Van Allen Belts, clouds of heavy radiation that surround Earth.
No spacecraft built for humans has passed through the Van Allen Belts since the Apollo missions, and even those only passed through the belts – they didn’t linger.

Future crews don’t plan to spend more time than necessary inside the Van Allen Belts, either, but long missions to deep space will expose them to more radiation than astronauts have ever dealt with before. EFT-1’s extended stay in the Van Allen Belts offers a unique opportunity to see how Orion’s shielding will hold up to it. Sensors will record the peak radiation seen during the flight, as well as radiation levels throughout the flight, which can be mapped back to geographic hot spots.”
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