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Kevin Ryan [was] Site Manager at Environmental Health Laboratories (EHL) in South Bend, Indiana. This is a division of UL, the product-compliance and testing giant. Because UL certified the WTC steel for its ability to withstand fires, the steel's performance on September 11 is obviously of concern to the company. While Ryan's letter does not constitute an official statement from Underwriters Laboratories, it suggests incipient disagreements between UL and NIST about the true cause of the WTC collapses.
Ryan copied the letter to Gayle in e-mails to David Ray Griffin, author of the New Pearl Harbor, and to Catherine Austin Fitts, who is a member of the 911Truth.org board. Griffin requested and received permission to distribute Ryan's letter to other parties. The letter was published Friday (11/12) at septembereleventh.org, the site of the 9/11 Visibility Project.
On Nov. 11, 2004, a letter from Kevin Ryan, a former employee of Underwriters Laboratories Inc., addressed to the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), was posted on a Web site called the 9-11 Visibility Project (www.septembereleventh.org). In the letter, Mr. Ryan speculated on the causes of the collapse of the World Trade Center towers.
Mr. Ryan wrote the letter without UL's knowledge or authorization. Mr. Ryan was neither qualified nor authorized to speak on UL's behalf regarding this issue. The opinions he expressed in the letter are his own and do not reflect those of Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
UL's Fire Protection Division has assisted NIST in its investigations regarding the collapse of the WTC towers. However, Mr. Ryan was not involved in that work and was not associated in any way with UL's Fire Protection Division, which conducted testing at NIST's request. Rather, Mr. Ryan was employed in UL's water testing business, Environmental Health Laboratory, in South Bend, Indiana.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. fully supports NIST's ongoing efforts to investigate the WTC tragedy. We regret any confusion that Mr. Ryan's letter has caused 9/11 survivors, victims' families and their friends.
But his allegations drew a sharp rebuke from UL, which said Ryan wrote the letter "without UL's knowledge or authorization." The company told The Tribune "there is no evidence" that any firm tested the materials used to build the towers.
"UL does not certify structural steel, such as the beams, columns and trusses used in World Trade Center," said Paul M. Baker, the company's spokesman.
Ryan was fired, Baker said, because he "expressed his own opinions as though they were institutional opinions and beliefs of UL."
"The contents of the argument itself are spurious at best, and frankly, they're just wrong," Baker said.
Originally posted by Shroomery
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
"As I look out my window, I see families on pontoon boats, teenager's jet skiing, and old people playing in their garden... This is what American's want, to be left alone to do their own thing"
what is wrong with that ? would the world be a better place if the tin-foil hat brigade ran everything ?
glimpse of that reality, young jenny goes to first day of school
jenny: "good morning miss smith, how are you today ?"
smith : "what do you mean that that ? did mkultra get to you ? sit down before the cia gets a clear look at you"
While you're coming up with jokes about how the CIA enters your life, your president is exactly doig that. You're being stripped of your liberties and rights, But keep laughing! If you keep looking the other way long enough all problems eventually go away.. if you live long enough that is. Ignorance is bliss.
Originally posted by Shroomery
You start out by proving my point that ignorance is bliss.
"As long as I don't suffer, let them do as they please"
First of all, weren't you english ?
Then, again, you start ranting about how we don't have any lives. Get over yourself prince charming ...
I'm so sick of your dreamworld where everyone who believes Bush is behind this is a paranoid delusional.
While you just don't have the attentionspan or the braincapacity to listen to someone talk about the REAL problems, too busy humping the misses huh?
Then you're saying that we should enjoy our freedom ? How freaking arrogant. Half the country is FIGHTING for your freedom right this very moment, and all you do is attack them for that same reason.
You make me sick.
Posted by: syrinx high priest
this is the saddest stuff i've seen on any chatroom. While the tin foil hat brigade is taking anxiety meds, smoking cigarettes and feverishly typing away in chat rooms, they look out the window and mock people that are on jet skis and gardening....deny living like a mushroom ! get some fresh air ! heck, if you think the world is going to end, live a little !!!