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March 30, 2012

The Future Is Not What It Used To Be

Ed AsnerListening to Ed Asner I'm reminded of Michael Polanyi's observation (to paraphrase) that we believe more than we can prove and know more than we can say. Polanyi also talked about "growing points" in science, which I hope has an analogue in a free society where personal connections become more important, particularly when rethinking the past. Why not, after all, have an idealistic Socialist vision of what we want or a gimlet-eyed Socialist appraisal of what's gone wrong? This is the stuff of which optimists are made. Thanks, Ed!! Total runtime thirty four minutes. Credo ut intelligam.

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I love Ed Asner; but was disappointed that he believes the 9/11 attacks were not as they appeared.

[Try reading, for example, one of the books by David Ray Griffin — a highly respected American scholar. Or, for that matter, one of the books by Peter Dale Scott. g.]

Yes, I've read many, many treatises on the truther side of things and as someone who has vast experience with heat and iron/steel I remain unconvinced.

That said, I'm well aware of the U.S. complicity/conspiracy regarding the Maine, Pearl Harbour, Viet Nam, etc. I always considered 9/11 as blow-back. But honestly, I can't explain building #7; that was clearly different than the towers. Cheers.

V. Arnold

That's just it. Asner believes the attacks WERE as they appeared NOT as we are told. How could all that concrete be pulverized except by explosives? How could those buildings come down at almost free-fall speed except by explosives?? And just what is your best guess as to what happened to building 7???

[Building 7, even according to the government — hard to deny with video evidence — for about a second was falling at free-fall speed. If it fell simply due to floors pancaking on top of one another then, logically, it would have had to take longer to fall...  g.]

Occam's Razor...

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