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Eighth Grade Class reaches a consensus that WTC was a Controlled Demolition

The 8th grade class, about 50 students, is buzzing with discussion about the destruction of the WTC on 9/11; and a strong consensus has formed among the students that the science proves that the World Trade Center buildings were brought down on 9/11 by controlled demolition.
This is anecdotal and small scale, but it's a part of how the truth spreads...

I was informed today by a teacher's aide at the local public school that the 8th grade class, about 50 students, is buzzing with discussion about the destruction of the WTC on 9/11; and a strong consensus has formed among the students that the science proves that the World Trade Center buildings were brought down on 9/11 by controlled demolition.

I was told that one of the students got ahold of some AE911Truth DVD's and started sharing them around. I pretty well saturated the local community with AE911Truth DVD's over the past two years (I gave them only to adults, to a lot of adults, and to the library), so it was perhaps only a matter of time until the kids caught on; video of the towers coming down really is fascinating to watch, especially with architects and engineers explaining the evidence, so I can understand the students' interest in watching the DVD's and passing them around. Many of these students carry their own laptops to school...imagine clusters of students huddled around laptops at recess taking in the info. I wonder if it made talking about 9/11 extra precious and compelling for the students when they saw the teachers looking awkward as they caught on to the students' interest.

Even with alarming set-backs to civil liberties in the country, freedom of speech is alive and well - at least among 8th graders! I wonder if I'm going to get any backlash from uncomfortable parents in the community...it's a small community. This could be a huge boost to interest in science and social studies among the students and their parents and teachers. (I plan to just watch from the sidelines.)

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Sometimes youngsters are more prepared to look beyond the government/societal/media/educational system's propaganda and
programming than are their elders. And sometimes, to everyone's surprise, they do so on their own initiative, and with gusto.

The flurry of interest in 9/11 Truth at the school vindicates an opinion that many of us share - that it is vitally important to distribute our 9/11 Truth cards, books, and videos, regardless of the immediate response, or lack thereof, that we get from the people we give the materials. Some of our 9/11 Truth materials may sit in a drawer for years, to be finally discovered by someone with the open-mindedness to be influenced by the contents.

The upcoming youth may evolve with a fresh open-mindedness and a different capacity for detecting "bullshit" and propaganda than we have seen among our own age cohorts. Having grown up with 9/11 Truth at the periphery or margin of public discussion, many of the upcoming youth may be quite prepared to examine and consider 9/11 Truth with open minds that are less programmed and resistant than their elders.

April Fool but 02.Apr.2013 23:18

aside from that day, and

after all these years -

the joke remains on whoever sticks by / "accepts" the officially-told narrative of 11 September 2001 event

The school is at Oracas Island, Washington. 03.Apr.2013 07:22

Knowledge is Freedom

The school is at Orcas Island, Washington. The person who reported this chose to remain anonymous as protection from retaliation.

yes, very reliable 03.Apr.2013 14:47

Clyde

If 8th graders know one thing, it is the intricacies of determining a controlled demolition by watching live news footage.

The Twin Towers were an obvious Controlled Demolition 03.Apr.2013 19:02

Ground Zero

Well, Clyde, it's pretty simple.

For one thing, to blast big steel beams 600 feet in every direction requires explosives. A pancake collapse won't do that.

Also, when there is a pancake collapse, there has to be a pile of pancaked floors left at the base of the building after the collapse. There were no pancaked floors at the base of the Twin Towers, which shows that the Twin Towers weren't destroyed by a pancake collapse. The US Government says that the Twin Towers suffered a pancake collapse, but we know the US Government is lying, because there weren't any pancaked floors left at the base of the Twin Towers.

The pulverized concrete dust that formed a pyroclastic cloud is also evidence of a Controlled Demolition.

There is only one organization in the world that was capable of destroying the Twin Towers the way we saw them destroyed in the videos: Controlled Demolition Inc of Maryland, the same outfit that was appointed to clean up the WTC site after 9/11.

ok 04.Apr.2013 10:36

Clyde

Amazing how many structural engineers started posting on indymedia after 9/11. I'll just go ahead and take your word for it!

After all, the idea that the building was secretly laced with explosives ahead of time without anyone noticing, and then planes flew in to trick us into not noticing, is much more plausible than the official story.

Only a small retarded Child or monkey.... 04.Apr.2013 20:51

Wake up PORTLAND

9/11 was not a inside job and the WTC was not a controlled demo

How many leaks of intel have to be made to prove to you fools that faking the last 30+ years of Al Qaeda intel, fooling Russia and China, setting bombs capable of withstanding airliner impacts, fires, falling steel etc, etc, etc is all IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!!!!

How stupid do you have to be? THOUSANDS of institutes have studied the WTC collapses. Building collapse forensic experts almost all have to study the failures of the WTC's before getting degrees and yet NONE of those real experts think bombs were used on 9/11.......Hmmmmm THATS WEIRD.....The only scientists who think 9/11 was done by the Jews or Bush are left wing radicals who also think the moon landing was faked and JFK shot himself...

Wake up kids! The US intelligence system didn't feel comfortable with dumping buckets of water on bad guys in Cuba so they leaked the info and it stopped.....The same folks didn't fake decades of Al Qaeda intel, without ever getting caught, fooling the US and countries that would not stand bye quietly if we did do 9/11 (China and Russia).......It doesnt make sense!!!


Go bitch about the real problems.....

"who also think the moon landing was faked and JFK shot himself " 04.Apr.2013 22:46

hmm....

troll harder bro.

The moon landingS(plural) were indeed real - and JFK most certainly did not "shoot himself".

Why would you bring up such ludicrous propositions in your 100% unsubstantiated hysterical rant?
Oh yes - disinformation, and distraction.


" the real problems "

- what might those in fact, be ?

The 'real problem' is the 9/11 elephant in the room.

Namely, that a bunch of cave-dwellers with sat phones and boxcutter knives who couldn't even fly Cessnas, 'hijacked'/flew airliners into 3 buildings, but a 4th which wasn't hit by any plane collapsed into its own footprint just like its Twin Tower sisters at free fall speed.... in case of WTC, it is the only instance in human history that 3 steel frame skyscrapers have collapsed into themselves due to (the supposed/claimed cause) "fire".

"how many structural engineers started posting on indymedia after 9/11 " 04.Apr.2013 22:59

Huh?

Which 'structural engineers' (you even know what one is, Clyde?) would those be?

I'd wager, that I've been around PDX IMC a tad longer than 'Clyde'.... the "structural" problems with the instantaneously-offered official-explanation 9/11 WTC collapses were not the only things, by a long shot to come up as disputed from the very beginning of it all. 9/11, all that days events beyond even NYC, is a complex topic. Not nearly as simple or cut-dried as 19 'Arab hijackers' w/ boxcutters anyway.



"After all, "

- That's an vintage-chestnut song title, isn't it Clyde? Thanks fer playin' the oldies, gotta luv 'em...


" the idea that the building was secretly laced with explosives ahead of time without anyone noticing "

- Not just an "idea", there is evidence that New York Port Authority did allow specialist-trained individuals and teams into the building for various maintenance procedures, after-hours and on weekends, in the months prior to the attacks. Don't take my word for it - use the Intertubes (remember doze?)


" and then planes flew in to trick us into not noticing "

- One problem. No plane hit WTC Building 7 ... which collapsed that afternoon into its own footprint at free-fall speed (controlled demolition style), identical to its twin-sister towers.

Yet, the official NIST/U.S. government explanation is that, for the first time in human and engineering/building construction history NATCH, 3 steel framed skyscrapers -- only two of which were even struck by aircraft and, miraculously/precisely as THEY WERE ORIGINALLY DESIGNED TO DO stayed up and standing tall -- collapsed due to the ostensible cause of "fire".... (things that make ya go) hmmm....



" is much more plausible than the official story."

- The official story is entirely plausible to those who operate at the intellectual level of their typical day's toughest/most challenging decision, being the choice between Coke vs. Pepsi.

anything more complicated than that .... is (shall we keep it simple and just say) a bit much.

Structural engineers posting about the controlled demolition of the Twin Towers 05.Apr.2013 10:13

Demolition Expert

Structural engineers posting about the controlled demolition of the Twin Towers. Like these guys:

www.ae911truth.org/

Rush Limbaugh Touts 13-Year-Old Who 'Proved' Global Warming Is A Hoax 05.Apr.2013 10:29

By Rebecca Leber posted from Climate Progress on Apr 5, 2013

On his radio show this week, Rush Limbaugh was excited to find a 13-year-old caller who discovered "lots of evidence" that global warming is a hoax. 13-year-old Alex from Wilmington, Indiana said evidence he discovered at his local library made it "really easy" to disprove the science.

Limbaugh was so impressed and genuinely shocked that climate denier books exist at the library, he offered the kid an iPad. Here is an excerpt of the exchange:

RUSH: You mean... ? Hold it just second. Alex, you're at the health food store, and it's cold out there. It's March. You're there in March, it's cold, and two people in there are surprised that it's cold because it's global warming outside?

CALLER: Exactly.

RUSH: And they still concluded, "Well, we're still in global warming"?

CALLER: Yes.

RUSH: But they were shocked. This is hilarious. You know, Alex, there are none so blind as those who will not see, and that's what you're running up against. Where did you find this evidence? How hard was it for you to research?

CALLER: It wasn't that hard to learn it. There is pretty much a lot of evidence that you can find. I personally just went to the local library and looked up books. That's what I did.

RUSH: You went to the library?

CALLER: Yeah.

RUSH: You didn't use a computer?

CALLER: No, I didn't. Well, yeah, my mom got me one article from the computer. Yeah.

RUSH: Wow. I'm surprised you find evidence of this at the library. That's heartening. Why did you want to do this? What made you doubt the people who believe that there's global warming?

CALLER: Well, over the radio we listen to different things. I've heard lots of evidence that man-made global warming is a hoax. And since I'm doing speeches, I thought it was a very interesting topic. I want to learn more about this. I guess I just always doubted that. There's so much evidence that global warming is not man-made.

It is little surprise that Alex stumbled onto climate denier talking points, since nearly all climate denier books have ties to conservative think tanks. Internal documents obtained by ThinkProgress last year revealed that the right-wing, Koch-funded think tank Heartland Institute developed a curriculum teaching children that climate science is a controversial matter. On the other hand, a mere 24 peer-reviewed articles reject global warming, compared to a staggering 13,926 scientific articles that substantiate it.

If Limbaugh thinks a 13-year-old is where to find the truth about climate science, perhaps he can next invite a 12-year-old to discuss evolution.

Yet many top Republicans in the Senate and House subscribe to the same view. The climate zombie caucus has a wide net of Republicans, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), former ranking member of the Senate Environment Committee James Inhofe (R-OK), House Science Chair Lamar Smith (R-TX), and House Science subcommittee chair Chris Stewart (R-UT), and many others.


So you're saying that Global Warming destroyed the Twin Towers on 9/11? 06.Apr.2013 00:09

.

So you're saying that Global Warming destroyed the Twin Towers on 9/11? That's an original idea. You should share it with Al Gore.

^ RE: global warming v. 9/11 06.Apr.2013 10:03

no equivalence

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2013/04/422619.shtml#411692

( the Limbaughtomy article, about a "13-Year-Old" was posted in-thread due to title of OP being [QUOTE]: "Eighth Grade Class" )

***** READ THE PORTLAND INDYMEDIA COMMENT LINK ( 422619.shtml#411692 ), PROVIDED ABOVE/BELOW *****


kids know best 06.Apr.2013 11:20

remotecontrol

my 12 year old drew this at school in 2006

Wow. 12 year old then, or 12 y/o now? 06.Apr.2013 13:06

.

Wow. 12 year old then, or 12 y/o now?

then 06.Apr.2013 18:07

remotecontrol

then