If you've ever slummed around on 9-11 alternative reality sites, you'll feel right at home when you visit 429truth.com. Anonymous Investigative Citizen Truth Defenderist tells BoingBoing, in hushed tones,
I'm not sure if you heard about the fire and collapse of the overpass in Oakland.Link. Don't miss critical posts like "The 'Truck' and the 'Driver'", and "Did Arnold know?".
The government is telling us that for the second time in 6 years a liquid petroleum fire weakened the steel reinforcements of a massive structure causing it to collapse? Preposterous.
Obviously the truth is far, far, far, far, far more sinister. I created this website yesterday afternoon to help expose the real truth about 4/29.
Here's a taste of The Truth:
Unlike the World Trade Center, the 580/980/880/80 overpass was reinforced against earthquakes and was not under the enormous compressive load that the towers were when they fell. The overpass was designed to support gridlocked traffic in an earthquake, but it collapsed without even a single car on it. The fire consumed only 8,600 gallons of fuel, whereas the WTC was allegedly brought down by 24,000 gallons of fuel. Does Governor Schwarzenegger really expect us to believe a story even more preposterous than the already-discredited official story about 9/11?UPDATE: BoingBoing reader Andrew tried to access The Truth, and found the 429truth.com site was blocked at his workplace. The 429 coverup has begun!!!! Screengrab Link. Look closely, though, and you'll see that another interesting site got through. Yay Websense.
To answer the question “Who is responsible for this terrible tragedy?” we must ask who stood to gain the most.
George Soros? The California Department of Transportation? The Jews?
We pray that those drawn to the 4/29 issue by sensationalist claims will stay long enough to learn the less theatrical but equally damning truth.
Reader comments: Many BoingBoing readers wrote in to question The Truth in this post. Oh, I know that confronting "government sources" and everyone else's version of reality can be a harshout and a total downer. But you should at least consider the possibility that 4/29 was no accident. Also, if we're gonna talk culprits, my money is on Communist China. BoingBoing reader and 4/29 Truth Doubter Adrian Bardet says,
I'd like to say that this BoingBoing article is total B.S. I'd like to quickly debunk the story, especially the use of the photos as his evidence. The author assumes that the photos were taken in the morning right after the incident. I know this is false because I personally saw that news conference LIVE on the KTVU nightly newscast (~10pm), which even had audio difficulties (which they probably would not have replayed if it were a taped rebroadcast). Secondly, in the first sfgate photo you can clearly see construction crews already at work dismantling the mess in the background. As for the second photo there is absolutely no way they would be able to walk around and inspect the damage due to safety concerns and the residual heat if it were in the time frame the writer suggests. The live news conference was around 10:15pm–plenty of time of time for the governor to show up.[shrugs disdainfully]. What EVER.
I'm only using common sense in debunking this article and I'm not trying to defend the governor (I didn't even vote for him). This should never have been posted on boingboing in my opinion.
Thanks, and keep up the great work on boingboing!
Anonymous commenter says,
A significant fact that the media is not reporting is that there were no Jews on the overpass on that fiery morning. Coincedence or compelling evidence of Mossad involvement? The Israel intelligence agency has a long history of causing stop and go traffic as a way to boost oil consumption which will drain their Arab neighbors’ oil supplies more quickly. I’m not implying anything, just asking the important questions.
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