And Another Thing, Jim Hoffman…

by Scott Creighton

Another glaring problem with Jim Hoffman’s revised “Hypothetical Demolition Theory”.

Jim Hoffman’s Wiki page says that the man worked “applying scientific visualization of mathematics” which makes this next problem I found in his hypothesis even more stunning.

Hoffman makes the following claim in his paper…

“We know that the Towers had only two types of ceiling tiles: 20-inch squares for the tenant spaces and 12-inch squares for the core spaces. An estimate of the number of tiles per tower is 12,000,000 large tiles and 8,000,000 small tiles.”  Hoffman

This is basic math folks, surely not even childs play for someone with Mr. Hoffman’s background. And yet, somehow, Mr. Hoffman publishes his paper on his site missing the mark by a factor of about 10.666….

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W.H. team discloses TARP firm ties

by K. Vogel,  Politico

Lawrence Summers, a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, pulled in more than $2.7 million in speaking fees paid by firms at the heart of the financial crisis, including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America Corp. and the now-defunct Lehman Brothers.

He pulled in another $5.2 million last year from D.E. Shaw, a hedge fund for which he served as managing director from October 2006 until joining the administration.

Thomas E. Donilon, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, was paid $3.9 million last year by the power law firm O’Melveny & Myers to represent clients, including two firms that received federal bailout funds: Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. He also disclosed that he’s a member of the Trilateral Commission and sits on the steering committee of the supersecret Bilderberg group. Both groups are favorite targets of conspiracy theorists.

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Moyers 1/3: Sharing the Blame for the Economic Crisis? Interview With William K. Black, Former Senior Bank Regulator

Part 1

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Still More Serious Problems With Jim Hoffman’s Revised (version 1.1) “A Hypothetical Blasting Scenario ” Makes His Recent Essay Remain Far From “Plausible”

by Scott Creighton

***UPDATE*** – Mr. Hoffman has modified his hypothetical scenario and published version 1.1 on his site.

I emailed a copy of my first evaluation of his work to all three of his email accounts yesterday morning as soon as I finished the essay. The night he published the first version, I stayed up till 4 in the morning writing my response because I knew that if Hoffman’s hypothesis remained as the “official” theory of how these materials were used to bring down the towers, that elements out there would use it to undermine the credibility of this movement in general. I also emailed a copy to Steven Jones.

Where Jones did reply, Hoffman never did. Hoffman simply made a few revisions in his labor estimates, and gave a little more detail about his proposed demolition process. And I have to say I am extremely disappointed. You see I had also offered to help Hoffman configure a more realistic manpower estimate in an email I sent him later in the day but he never responded. What he did was change his estimates to a “believable” 6 tiles switch outs per minute per man. That’s the big change.

Problems I still have with his highly unrealistic “Plausible hypothesis”

“This is just the sort of wackiness defenders of the Official Story harp on to show how gullible and incompetent we conspiracy theorists are supposed to be.”  Jim Hoffman, 2006 interview – Salon

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