So Much Ignorance
Next a friend tells me that jet fuel can melt steel. But steel does not begin to melt until around 2500 degrees. I tried to explain that jet fuel was merely kerosene treated with some minor additives for cold weather burning but to no avail. My friend could have gone here to discover that this is a fact. But that is unlikely as this would prove me correct about too many unpleasant things. My friend could have seen on this page that jet fuel clearly burns at only 549.5 °F - almost 2000 °F cooler than steel requires to even begin to get soft. Common sense dictates that steel jet engines would melt if jet fuel could melt steel. Then my friend suggested that the steel in building columns were made of some flimsy steel that would melt at 549.5 °F. My friend said the steel beams in the World Trade Center buildings were not three feet thick as I had witnessed. So what if they were only one foot thick. That is still much thicker than jet engine steel. Yet jet engines operate for thousands of hours burning jet fuel and never melt. All the steel frame buildings in the world that have ever caught fire are still standing today except for three - the two World Trade Center Towers and the CIA building number 7 that also was imploded on 9/11.
You see amigos, I seek the truth no matter where it leads. The truth is I'll give any of you $1000 if you can come over with some jet fuel and melt ANY type of steel with it. Go ahead and give it a try. I could safely offer any amount of prize money and never be out a dime. Get some kerosene and get it as hot as you like but you'll never melt steel with it and my money will always remain safely tucked away in my wallet. But most of you will never do that and just assume Tomas is crazy. Just like I was crazy about the economy back in 2007 when I warned you that this bad economy was heading our way. But the same guys who say jet fuel melts building steel but not jet engines assured you the economy was fine. Well...at least they are not saying the economy is fine any longer.