his is an explosion…

There are no intact floors above the advancing collapse line. The concrete and debris are immediately pulverized and ejected sideways along with other parts of the structure including heavy beams that go on to destroy neighboring buildings.

There is no ‘pile-driver’ effect as is evidenced by this photo and further confirmed by the arrested angular momentum of the upper floors in the south tower.

The collapse proceeds through the strongest part of the building, the center structural core, at nearly free-fall acceleration. As you might suspect, this can only mean the center structural support was taken out prior to this collapse.

I can’t think of any way this could happen without an internal detonation, perhaps carefully timed to be masked by the crash of the plane.

There is no reason for what we see here and what we witnessed in the next 15 seconds. None is given. NIST gave up. Maybe you can fill us in :).

Keep it simple.

I propose a series of vignettes, like this one above, which describe simple anomalies and remind people of the essential incongruities of 9/11. It’s been done in several ways but these could go on cards, for example, that could be used to initiate 9/11 discussions. It’s a little thing, but, keeping these vignettes separate could make a difference. I know A&E have cards of bulleted evidence but I haven’t had much success with those. It’s a bit overwhelming. I thought breaking it up might help. We have to get beyond the prejudgment that our interpretation is biased. We do that by letting them arrive at the interpretation.

I think, in truth, even simple vignettes will be too much to take in. There’s a big filter for most people. They have built up a filter over 10 years while we’ve absorbed the obvious evidence. You can’t make people engage if they don’t want to. Eventually, it will spur discussion.
Any one of these ‘anomalies’ should be enough to raise doubt in even the most hardened psyche. But they must be air-tight, carefully worded, simple to understand.

It’s hard for people to understand complex and unfamiliar systems comprehensively. Technical jargon doesn’t help. And, you can’t dumb it down and have the same effect. There’s a balance that has to be achieved.

The vignette above could be supplemented with additional information. We can describe how concrete is a great absorber of energy. That it take a tremendous amount of energy to break up or crumble concrete. Referencing what we know about concrete everyday can help. We walk on it. We work on it with pneumatic tools so we have a visceral sense of what it takes to break it up. We can describe pulverization as taking an order of magnitude more force or energy than that.

What we witness here (and in this picture) is concrete being pulverized in mid-air and thrust outwards with other debris resulting in horrific waves that then blanket Manhattan. How did that happen?

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