Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dogs Can't Smell Lazers and Eric Lawyer Has Not Been Debunked

In a recent post purporting to debunk Eric Lawyer of, Pat Curley of the Screw Loose Change blog first quotes a JREFer who notes that, "NFPA is not a law enforcement agency, and makes no laws."

Correct, but Lawyer doesn't claim otherwise.

Next up, Pat quotes a person who reports to have worked for a first responder K9 unit for FEMA as stating:
No explosives or incendiary devices were planted anywhere in that complex. None. Our dogs and the other EDD K9's would have alerted after the fact as well. It's what they are trained for. We staged for the two weeks we were there at the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island. This is where much of the structural steel was brought. Despite rumors to the contrary, chain of custody was maintained and virtually all of the steel was cataloged and vital pieces were inspected. Not a single dog ever alerted to the presence of either explosives or incendiary residue. Not one.
First off, the official FEMA report contradicts this person's statement that "virtually all the steel was cataloged and vital pieces were inspected."

As points out:
During the official investigation controlled by FEMA, one hundred fifty pieces of steel were saved for future study. One hundred fifty pieces out of hundreds of thousands of pieces! Moreover it is not clear who made the decision to save these particular pieces. It is clear that the volunteer investigators were doing their work at the Fresh Kills dump, not at Ground Zero, so whatever steel they had access to was first picked over by the people running the cleanup operation.
It is also not a rumor that the N.Y. Daily News reported family members were outraged that 80% of the steel was scrapped without being examined because investigators did not have the authority to preserve the wreckage.

As to the bomb-sniffing dogs, it was pointed out when Germany's interviewed Dr. Niels Harrit in May of last year that:
A team of independent scientists from Denmark, USA and Australia... claim to have found a substance called Nano Thermite in the dust of the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York City. Nano Thermite is an explosive, normally only used by the military, not available on the normal market. It is a relative to thermite, a substance used for welding.
When Harriet was asked, "Why did no bomb sniffing dog bark?" he replied, "...They are trained on conventional explosives which smell rather characteristically."

But don't take his word for it, listen to a fellow JREFer who stated that:
I hate to give ANY SUPPORT WHATSOEVER to the Truthers, but they (the dogs) are trained to find incendiary devices. "Nanothermite" is rust and aluminum. Both of which are EXTRAORDINARILY common in wrecked buildings.

thermite still needs something to ignite it, you can just put a sack of rustand aluminum somewhere and hope it goes off, dogs would be able to smell the ignition device
But what does the nano-thermite article on Wikipedia say it needs to ignite?

The ignition section states, "Nanoscale composites are easier to ignite than traditional thermites. A nichrome bridgewire can be used in some cases. Other means of ignition can include flame or laser pulse."

A nichrome bridgewire is just more metals, flames would burn their little puppy noses, and we all know dogs are confused by lazers.

As I've stated many times before, this material was chose because it is perfect for a covert demolition.

Heck, sometimes bomb-sniffing dogs can't smell TNT! As reported by the Los Angeles Times:
After the Sept. 11 attacks, Russell Lee Ebersole and his dogs were hired to help protect the Federal Reserve Board and the State Department from terrorist attacks. But in the end, they didn't pass the smell test.

Ebersole, 43, was indicted Friday for allegedly making a series of false statements in securing more than $700,000 in federal contracts for his bomb detection dog business, Detector Dogs Against Drugs and Explosives. Among other charges: His dogs and handlers flunked five explosives-detection tests, including one occasion when they failed to detect 50 pounds of TNT in a Federal Reserve parking facility.

The 28-count indictment, returned by a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va., also alleges that he misrepresented his credentials and once inflated a bill for services rendered at the World Trade Center by about $10,000.