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  1. myming

    myming said, over 4 years ago

    little late, aren’t you ?

  2. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 4 years ago

    Non-American cartoons shown here are often posted here several days after initial publication in their own papers.

  3. dfowensby

    dfowensby said, over 4 years ago

    itś a cartoon. get over it.

  4. myming

    myming said, over 4 years ago

    actually, this one was printed in the ny times on 9/9/10…

  5. zev.farkas

    zev.farkas said, over 4 years ago

    @human -

    where did you study structural engineering?

    and what are you trying to imply? that the WTC buildings were sabotaged?

    my proposed analysis (pretty conventional…): there were many floors above where the planes hit. the fires weakened the steel on the levels where the planes hit. once one vertical support gave way, its absence overloaded other (already weakened) vertical supports on the same level. the weight of the essentially intact upper portion of the building above caused the entire level to collapse (“pancake”).

    now that the upper structure has fallen about 3 m (about 10 feet) the momentum collapses the weakened beams of the next level down, and so on. after a few floors collapse in this manner, it has reached the unweakened lower levels, but the momentum is so overwhelming that it collapses them too, and the process continues until it reaches the basement.

  6. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    We can’t possibly forget that day.

    Yet someday it will drive America insane.

    Damned if you forget. Damned if you don’t.

  7. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    ^Those feelings haven’t been translated into law, yet, or maybe they never will. But the pain is there. It may be not politically correct to show it, but some time, it will blow.

    It is building up. It is fed by Coulter, Beck and Limbaugh who think those things should be done. They are not done, that makes even more frustration.

    It will not explode before things get bad economically (I mean, worse than now). In those days, people need scapegoats.

    And if there is Islamophobia, I don’t think it will come in the form o laws but rather assaults or riots. Not unlike the actions of the KKK in the 1930s.

    Don’t you know the government is not the only entity that can kill people?

    I found that idea in Mein Kampf too, the idea that the right race is too tolerant, too wimpy, while the “asian hordes”have less scrupules and wouldn’t have the same hesitation to kill people.

  8. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 4 years ago

    ^ You are as loopy as HUMAN.

  9. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 4 years ago

    HUMAN: I don’t know why I’m going to attempt to educate you one more time, but I can’t help myself.

    Maybe it’s because when I read a glaring error in your analysis, I’m drawn to it like a moth to a flame. Maybe it’s a character flaw.

    The WTC was not built like a tomato cage. That intimates that the outside walls, or the cage if you will, was weight bearing. They weren’t. They could have been made of cardboard. They didn’t hold up the building.

    I’ve told this to you countless times, and you just ignore me.

    One more time. Your analogy is wrong. Yes, with a tomato cage if you take a wire cutter and start cutting the wires of the cage, it will topple over and fall.

    But the WTC was built more like an artificial Xmas tree. Each of the floors was hung on a central pole in the middle. (actually several central “poles”) If you took a hacksaw and started cutting it’s branches, the branch would fall away, but the tree would remain standing.

    If you took a gasoline soaked rag, and wrapped it around the Xmas tree’s “trunk” and lit it on fire, the trunk would weaken and melt, and the tree would fall in on itself.

    I’ve recommended in the past that you buy an artificial Xmas tree, set it up in your living room, follow my instructions, and see if I’m wrong. But I underestimated your brilliance because your house is still standing.

    Your lack of engineering understanding aside, how do you and your fellow “truthers” explain 2 jet aircraft plowing into the WTC? Mass hallucination? Doctored videotape? Paid off witnesses on the steet? A coincidence? A magician’s trick– “we will distract you with the one hand crashing planes into buildings while with the other had we will blow up the buildings with pre-set explosives”? Maybe the planes never existed and it’s all an episode of the Twilight Zone.

    Then there are the other two planes– the ones at the Pentagon and PA. A wild coincidence? Did they not exist either? Inquiring minds, and the families of the passengers, want to know.

    I have now spent another 5 minutes of my life explaining something to you yet again what you refuse to understand. Tell us again in a few months how the WTC was built like a tomato cage. Goodbye.

  10. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 4 years ago

    HUMAN: Here is a partial list of the over 300 experts in their field that were sources for Popular Mechanics analysis of 9/11

    Some of the names that pop out at me when I read them are:

    Farid Alfawakhiri, Ph.D. senior engineer, American Institute of Steel Construction

    David Biggs, P.E. structural engineer, Ryan-Biggs Associates; member, ASCE team for FEMA report

    Robert Clarke structural engineer, Controlled Demolitions Group Ltd.

    Glenn Corbett technical editor, Fire Engineering; member, NIST advisory committee

    Vincent Dunn deputy fire chief (Ret.), FDNY; author, The Collapse Of Burning Buildings: A Guide To Fireground Safety

    Ken Hays executive vice president, Masonry Arts

    Allyn E. Kilsheimer, P.E. CEO, KCE Structural Engineers PC; chief structural engineer, Phoenix project; expert in blast recovery, concrete structures, emergency response

    Arthur Lerner-Lam, Ph.D. seismologist; director, Earth Institute, Center for Hazards and Risk Research, Columbia University

    James Quintiere, Ph.D. professor of engineering, University of Maryland member, NIST advisory committee

    Shyam Sunder, Sc.D. acting deputy director, lead investigator, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

    Forman Williams, Ph.D. professor of engineering, physics, combustion, University of California, San Diego; member, advisory committee, National Institute of Standards and Technology

    If I were you I’d contact these people immediately and tell them about your theories. Be sure to tell them that you took a class in mechanical engineering at CSUS, but you decided your lifelong calling was spackling drywall. Also that you’ve seen races to cut through steel beams. They’ll be impressed.


  11. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 4 years ago

    ^ Your brother sounds like a wise man indeed.

    I don’t know if you’re new to the editorial side here or not. HUMAN goes through these “9/11 truther” phases every few months, and of course it always picks up around the anniversary of that date. His irrationality is grating. You don’t think this is the first time I’ve tried to reason with him, do you?

    The only reason he’s a conspiracist is because he hates Bush, he hates the government, and he (self admittedly) hates humanity. My description of him is appropriate.

    Just wait. Next week he’ll be back to posting about how the human race sucks, how he likes to play with high explosives, and how individuals should be allowed to own limited tactical nuclear weapons.

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