Response to a Comment

The following is a response to a comment made about the earlier article, “The Government Perpetrated 9/11 Attacks? BS“. My inability to edit comments has led me to creating a separate post regarding the issue.

The pages provided to support my claims comes from the site of the magazine Popular Mechanics. This is a magazine owned by the privately owned Hearst Corporation, and thus has no ostensible connections to the U.S. government.

In addition, a look at the sources used by the magazine shows that the government was indeed rarely asked for explanations–thus issues of whether or not the government can be trusted are not really appropriate to use when trying to argue with this site. For example, issues such as the manner of the collapse of the Twin Towers and the question of what hit the Pentagon were not resolved by the article through the government, but rather independent organizations.

There is plenty of other arguments countering conspiracies ignored by the still overwhelming information provided in the article: if indeed there was a massive cover-up, it’s almost ridiculous to believe that every one of thousands of people would cooperate and not say a word. Someone’s conscience would have been activated by now. But the article uses evidence, not conjecture, and thus still overwhelms any conspiracy theorist’s ideas.

And again, personal insults against those who may be sympathetic to conspiracy theorists, or may be such theorists themselves, were driven by those who expressed obvious ignorance on an Internet forum. These were people who merely posted a link to someone else’s reasoning and then insulted those who disagreed.


The Following People Live in my Basement

  • Amelia Earhart came to my house on December 11, 1996
  • Elvis Presley came to my house on March 8, 1999
  • Tupac came to my house on July 4, 2002
  • John Wilkes Booth came to my house on October 13, 2004
  • The crew of Flight 19 came to my house on December 12, 2004
  • Anastasia, daughter of Czar Nicholas II, came to my house on January 3, 2005
  • Rasputin came to my house on May 22, 2005
  • Kurt Cobain came to my house on March 30, 2005
  • Cain came to my house on August 6, 2005

These people all currently reside, in secret, in my basement. Don’t worry about them escaping: they all are locked in titanium cages.

They are fed twice a day for sustenance. Since they have lived this long, there is no reason to think they will ever die, so long as they are fed.

I have left no way to track me, so you will never see them. You just have to trust me.

*Disclaimer: Not actually true

You’re Not Listening To Me Even For Just A Second

My blog is titled “Just Listen to Me for a Second.” But you’re not listening to me, not even for a second.

I know this because I’m getting no comments. So if I’m wrong, and you are listening to me, you’re not letting me know. I want to know. I want to know what you think, if you agree with me in an opinion piece, if you were interested in a factual piece. Leaving me in the dark is not fun and makes me feel like I’m wasting my time.

And if I know you personally, and you have a blog as well, you don’t count. I know you’re reading it and you don’t need to tell me by commenting.

But if you are listening and don’t have a clue as to who I am, I want you to let me know.

I say you’re not listening to me precisely because there is no proof that you are listening to me.

So, especially for this post: just listen to me for a second.

2006 MLB Season Predictions

I am a big sports fan, as you might have assumed from my post about the ESPN forums. With baseball season just 4 days away, I have decided to predict what will happen this season.

AL East winner: New York Yankees
AL Central winner: Cleveland Indians
AL West winner: Anaheim Angels
AL Wild Card: Toronto Blue Jays

NL East winner: Atlanta Braves
NL Central winner: St. Louis Cardinals
NL West winner: San Francisco Giants
NL Wild Card: Houston Astros

World Series: Yankees over Cardinals in 7 games

AL MVP: Alex Rodriguez, Yankees
NL MVP: Albert Pujols, Cardinals

AL Cy Young: Roy Halladay, Blue Jays
NL Cy Young: Carlos Zambrano, Cubs

RIP Paul Dana

I have never understood the appeal of driving cars in circles while at unsafe speeds. Nor have I understood why people flock to tracks to watch it.

Well, I do understand, sort of. There is an awe in power, and power it what you get when you see a car flying at 200 mph. This is almost three times the highest legal speed on any road in the United States–which gives you an idea as to how dangerous it is to drive at even 100 mph.

My confusion in this subject only increased at the news of the death of Paul Dana. I don’t follow racing, which you could probably tell. But it is still big news when a 30 year old person dies. NASCAR has the same problem with death as the Indy series does, as became evident in the Dale Earnhardt tragedy. There have been other deaths while racing cars.

Only one person has ever died as a direct result of playing Major League Baseball, and that was in 1920. Nobody has died from an injury resulting directly from an NFL game (although one person came close) or as a direct result from an NBA game.

However, there is no way to assure safety when the object of the game is to operate dangerous machinery recklessly.

Government Perpetrated 9/11 Attacks? BS

Lots of people who think they are important, but really aren’t (see, I don’t think I’m important, so I don’t apply), seem to think that the attacks on September 11, 2001, were caused by the government.

That’s bull shit and there’s no reason to buy into it unless you specialize in paranoia.

So why do I bring up a supposedly worthless viewpoint that should not be recognized? Well, I have noticed many people believe this, and I discovered (through a message board) a great webpage which, if you read all 9 pages, thoroughly proves that anyone in the crazed anti-government camp is wrong. Any possible claim to “prove” that the government committed the crimes on 9/11 is debunked.

So if you’re a conspiracy theorist, consider this one dead.

Harry Truman on His Predecessors

If you read my other blog, you know that I have a great interest in studying the American presidents. Apparently one of these men, Harry S. Truman, was either asked or chose to talk about his opinions on his predecessors.

I make this assumption based on a site I found via another blog. As you look through each of the presidents on this page, all of them who preceded Truman (except for Garfield), as well as Truman’s successor Eisenhower, have a quote about them by Truman.

His favorites were Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Polk, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Wilson, and Franklin Roosevelt. He disliked almost everybody else, and most of his dislike was put on William Harrison, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan, Grant, Coolidge, and Eisenhower.

I find this tidbit appropriate in light of my study to analyze the presidents.