Thursday, April 30, 2009

Differences in views

Enjoyed meeting up with a long-time friend. We see each other 3 or 4 times a year. We of course became engrossed in talking about the economy, and what we foresaw for the future.

After considerable discussion about what the U.S. Government (as well as the non-government entity, the Federal Reserve) could or couldn’t do, it all came down to one final assumption: I thought the economy would never come back, and my friend thought it would.

His reasoning—human ingenuity would find a way, applying amazing new technology, to solve what ever problems are needed to be solved.

My reasoning—humans are unable to think long enough term, and act in a rational manner collectively, to get us out of the bind we’re in. The constraint on global resources is too hard a problem to solve.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Picking up after a long hiatus

It has been over 2 years since I wrote my first blog entry, and until today, my last. What a lot has happened in that short time. I want to bring up just one:

December 2006 is about the first time I heard of Richard Gage, AIA, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth). He just had started the organization a few months before then.

Today, he has been the guest speaker over 80 times before audiences throughout the US, and internationally, explaining the latest of what is known about the destructions of the three World Trade Center (WTC) buildings. The amount of new material in this 2-year period is breathtaking. Yet, not a word of it is covered by the mainstream media.

Many people think the particulars about and reasons for the 9/11 attacks were decided long ago. Not so. I have been urged by many to move on from this topic--get a life. But, if anything, I am devoting more and more time to the questions of what really did happen on 9/11, and how to best communicate about them to the public at large.

The latest ground breaking development is the publication in a scientific paper in a peer-reviewed journal on the discovery of an unignited nano-thermite material in the dust from the WTC. The fact that it is an exotic nano-thermite means it had to have come from a high-tech laboratory. It could have been designed for use as either a highly energetic explosive or pyrotechnic material.

On its face, the implications of this are staggering. I find even more troubling that the mainstream media and apparently the government is avoiding the topic all together.