Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Reconsidering 9/11 / Hug a Hummer today

Bill Christison asks us to reconsider the facts around 9/11:

If something other than an airliner actually did hit the Pentagon on 9/11, and if the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center actually were dropped to the ground by controlled demolitions rather than by anything connected to the hijackings, the untrue stories peddled by The 9/11 Commission Report are clearly susceptible of being turned into major political issues.

He seems pretty reasonable, but I'll let you decide if you agree or disagree with him.

Did you know that studies have found that hybrid cars are less energy efficient than most other cars, including Hummers? Reason Foundation has the lowdown:

Spinella's customer satisfaction surveys show that 62 percent of hybrid owners are dissatisfied with the fuel-economy performance of their cars given what they have paid for them.

This means that when gas prices go up, these people don't rush out to buy more hybrids. "They buy a Chevy Aveo," says Spinella. "It delivers the same fuel economy as a Prius, but at half the price."
Comparing this data, the study concludes that overall hybrids cost more in terms of overall energy consumed than comparable non-hybrid vehicles. But even more surprising, smaller hybrids' energy costs are greater than many large, non-hybrid SUVs.

For instance, the dust-to-dust energy cost of the bunny-sized Honda Civic hybrid is $3.238 per mile. This is quite a bit more than the $1.949 per mile that the elephantine Hummer costs.


harbinger of harmony said...

hey...what happened to the online freedom academy? the link seems dead!

harbinger of harmony said...

what happened to the online freedom academy? the link seems dead.

Mark said...

Mostly nonsense.

I'll refute just one claim here:

Claim: An American Airlines flight did crash into the Pentagon

Fact: There are numerous eyewitness who saw a commercial jet flying low or flying into the Pentagon.

I won't waste my time refuting anything else this guy says.

Jeju_Do said...

Hey Aaron Kinney. I've seen that you have debated at the idiot Banner of Songun's blog. Perhaps we can exchange links?

Mark said...

I meant the claim was that an American Airlines flight did ~not~ crash into the Pentagon.

And I'll add that airlines parts and pieces of luggage were found at the site and people on the flight were identified among the dead.

Also, what the fuck happened to that American flight if it didn't crash into the Pentagon?