More evidence of Rosie O’Donnell’s ignorance

By now nearly everyone has heard that Rosie O’Donnell has joined the other ignorant, lying, politically motivated, anti-Semites, or profiteering 9/11 conspiracy theorists. They imply or state outright that 9/11 was an “inside job” conducted by Zionists, by many members of our own government, or both. She offered her “theories” on a TV show named The View, saying, in part:

“I do believe that it defies physics that the World Trade Center tower 7, building 7, which collapsed in on itself, it is impossible for a building to fall the way it fell without explosives being used.”

She predicated that statement by sarcastically saying, “I do believe that it is the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel.” Beyond her obvious ignorance of how steel is made, the NIST report states the sustained fires were hot enough to weaken the steel within the badly damaged Towers 1 and 2 and did cause their collapse. In addition, Popular Mechanics has debunked the conspiracy theories at length and in detail.

In furtherance of Ms. O’Donnell’s education and while we await the NIST’s final report on WTC 7, I offer her this resource.

Protec Documentation Services, Inc, states they are, “the world’s most knowledgeable independent authorities on explosive demolition, having performed engineering studies, structural analysis, vibration/air overpressure monitoring and photographic services on well over 1,000 structure blasting events in more than 30 countries.” In October 2001, they briefly answered a series of questions concerning the 9/11 attacks upon the World Trade Center. Last year, their Director of Field Operations, Brent Blanchard, and a Protec team produced a scientific study of the collapses. Concerning WTC Tower 7, they said, in part:

Seismographs at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York, recorded the collapses on WTC 1, 2 and 7. This data was later released to the public and currently appears on their website. Additionally, on 9/11 Protec field technicians were utilizing portable field seismographs to continuously record ground vibrations on several construction sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn for liability proposes.

In all cases where seismographs detected the collapses, waveform readings indicate a single, gradually ascending and descending level of ground vibrations during the event. At no point during 9/11 were sudden or independent vibration “spikes” documented by any seismograph, and we are unaware of any entity possessing such data.

This evidence makes a compelling argument against explosive demolition. The laws of physics dictate that any detonation powerful enough to defeat steel columns would have transferred excess energy through those columns into the ground, and would have certainly been detected by at least one of the monitors that were sensitive enough to record the structural collapses. However, a detailed analysis of all available data reveals no presence of any unusual or abnormal events.

Ms. O’Donnell can find Protec’s October 2001 answers and their detailed report by clicking on the image below or continue to profit from 9/11 and the dead while “entertaining” her information-challenged fans who applaud her every word.

Implosion World
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Update: I was remiss and failed to acknowledge our good friends at Cox&Forkum, particularly John’s caricature of Rosie O’Donnell and their alerting us to Jonah Goldberg’s pithy piece on her:

“For the record, fire can melt steel, and buildings collapse when heat weakens steel. But that misses the point. The point is we shouldn’t have to argue with crazy people.”

Point taken yet Ms. O’Donnell’s popularity unduly influences and, unanswered, her audience will remain blissfully unaware of the facts that contradict her.

  6 comments for “More evidence of Rosie O’Donnell’s ignorance

  1. Dave
    April 15, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    What’s wrong with Rosie, is that she doesn’t know who to hate first.
    1. Donald Trump
    2. Christians
    3. Jews
    4. Anna Nicole Smith
    5. Our Military
    6. Our Goverment
    Where does it all end? She made a comment on the view,that should embrace the terroist.I would like to see her stand in front of a gathering of G.I. Moms, children, and wives and say that.

  2. Billy Pilgrim
    April 14, 2007 at 11:09 am

    Who’s Rosie O’Donnell?

  3. Galin
    April 11, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    What I see in the PM report is pictures of 7 standing…

    Editor’s note: The rest of Galin’s spiel I deleted.

    I have received a number of comments to this post just like Galin’s (and lots of email in the past) from conspiracy theorists. They are all the same. Not one of them can contradict the facts from Protec. They just echo the same garbage. Come on moonbats, argue with the facts based upon some widely accepted scientific basis. Do not bother with sending me that wacko science professor’s phony findings.

    I repeat: Argue with the facts based upon some widely accepted scientific basis.

    Bring it on or go crawl back into your holes.

  4. Zach
    April 10, 2007 at 7:57 am

    First off let me express my sincere condolences to the families of the emergency workers and civilians caught in the blast that perished or continue to suffer from long term injuries. Second, let me just make the comment that as someone who has melted steel with heat (welding), designed buildings for fire prevention (structural engineering), and installed steel into concrete, I have the necessary knowledge and experience to say that September 11 was not an “inside job”. In fact, when I did the calculations for heat control a couple years ago I was shocked the building stood as long as it did. The main problem I have with many natural born Canadian and American citizens, aside from myself of course, is that they do not critically investigate anything on their own. They regurgitate what they have heard on TV without any thought. I wish I could say that it is the public school system that has let down the majority of people that I come across during any given day, but it is deeper than that. North Americans do not want the responsibility of saying “it is, and I can prove it” or “it is not, and I can show you why.” Ninety percent of the time I hear someone say “I think” I mentally replace the word “think” with the word “feel” because almost nobody thinks anymore.

    Zach from ON, Canada

  5. LadyLexington
    April 9, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    Isn’t public education grand?

  6. Bearster
    April 9, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    I submit that anyone who can remain blissfully unaware that fire melts steel will remain ignorant of this website, the Popular Mechanics website, the Cox & Forkum website, etc.

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