Thursday, September 11, 2014

9/11 Profiteering?

Who profited from this disaster?

There are still many, many questions surrounding 9/11; and one by one, they're being answered.  Those who raised eyebrows at what engineers designated as a classic controlled demolition were dubbed "Truthers" and came under attack from Media and "unofficial" officials.

In the end, the full explanations will be available.

In the meantime, we mourn the 3,000 dead, and in particular, the firemen who sacrificed their lives in their attempt to rescue those trapped in the buildings.

There are those who wish to examine Larry Silverstein, who turned a tidy profit from this tragedy.

Silverstein  []
He invested $14 million of a combined $124 million investment on his bid of $3.2 Billion.
His other investors were Lloyd Goldman and Joseph Cayre.

According to the New York Times, he collected $4.5 Billion on an insurance policy with Swiss Re, which, oddly enough, included coverage for "terrorist attacks".

Reportedly, the NY Port Authority had been trying unsuccessfully for several years to get permission to demolish the buildings due to the known asbestos problem.

According to the Arctic Beacon,
"... the only reason the [Twin Towers] building(s) were still standing until 9/11 was because it was too costly to disassemble them floor by floor since the Port Authority was prohibited legally from demolishing the buildings."

Silverstein became the subject of inquiry due to his recorded order to the Fire Department commander to "Pull It" -- an order to demolish Building 7, which had suffered no visible damage from the fires of the WTC, but which was demolished in what was clearly a controlled demolition -- matching the collapse of the Twin Towers.  The "Truthers" who claim the validity of this charge consist of engineers and architects, worldwide.

As a footnote, in August 2001, we were advised that the subterranean infrastructure in the Financial District was completely degraded, and that Wall Street firms were creating redundant IT sites in New Jersey in the event there was a physical collapse of the Financial District.

The destruction of the WTC facilitated the renovation of the Financial District infrastructure, and Wall Street and the Port Authority were happy; and the cost was only 3,000 lives.

[Excellent foresight on their part!]

Monday, September 8, 2014

US Counter-Terrorism Volunteers

SFC John Taffe                        []
A guest post by an anonymous author

Mature volunteers to fight terrorism:

I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists. You can't be older than 42 to join the military. They’ve got the whole thing ass-backwards.

Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn't be able to join a military unit until you're at least 35. 

For starters, researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds. Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a month, leaving us more than 280,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy.

Young guys haven't lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier. 
'My back hurts! I can't sleep, I'm tired and hungry.' We are bad-tempered and impatient, and maybe letting us kill some asshole that desperately deserves it will make us feel better and shut us up for a while..

An 18-year-old doesn't even like to get up before 10am. 
Old guys always get up early to pee, so what the hell. Besides, like I said, I'm tired and can't sleep and since I'm already up, I may as well be up killing some fanatical son-of-a-bitch.

If captured, we couldn't spill the beans because we'd forget where we put them. In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser.

Boot camp would be easier for old guys.. We're used to getting screamed and yelled at and we're used to soft food. We've also developed an appreciation for guns. We've been using them for years as an excuse to get out of the house, away from the screaming and yelling.

They could lighten up on the obstacle course however. I've been in combat and never saw a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any pushups after completing basic training.

Actually, the running part is kind of a waste of energy too. I've never seen anyone outrun a bullet.

An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. 
He's still learning to shave, to start a conversation with a pretty girl. 
He still hasn't figured out that a baseball cap has a brim to shade his eyes, not the back of his head.

These are all great reasons to keep our kids at home to learn a little more about life before sending them off into harm's way.

Let us old guys track down those terrorists. The last thing an enemy would want to see is a couple million pissed off old farts with bad attitudes and automatic weapons, who know that their best years are already behind them.

Now, an alternative is to recruit Women over menopause! 

If you think MEN have attitudes?
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh my God! 
If nothing else, put them on border patrol. 
They’ll have it secured the first night!