Joel S. Hirschhorn – USA

Linked with The Grand Delusion, and with Friends Of the Article V Convention FOAVC.

He writes: Essay Painful 9/11 Truth 9/4/07: “Many technical analyses cast doubt on the official explanation of the collapse of three World Trade Center buildings, including those presented by an impressive new group: Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. More difficult than discovering the truth, however, is convincing most of the public to accept the bitter truth. When it comes to 9/11, we face the strong belief that only al-Qaeda caused 9/11. But analyses by many experts reveal the collapse of the three WTC buildings was not caused by the two airplanes exploding into the twin towers. Without getting into details that one can spend many hours examining on a number of websites, the general view is that the buildings were brought down by controlled demolition.. (full text, scroll down).

Sprawl Kills, Joel S. Hirschhorn’s website, including commentary, news, book excerpts, consulting, and a newsletter.

TPM café, Joel S. Hirschhorn’s blog.

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Joel S. Hirschhorn – USA

Read: Voting As Political Narcotic, by Joel S. Hirschhorn, Nov. 08, 2007.

He is Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison 1965 – 1978. Senior Staff Member, Congressional Office of Technology Assessment 1978 – 1990. Testified more than 50 times before Congress on technology, science, and environmental issues. Former Director of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, National Governors Association. Dr. Hirschhorn has been a consultant to industrial and chemical companies, DOE laboratories, state governments, and public interest organizations. Co-founder of Friends of the Article V Convention. Member, Board of Directors, National Foundation for Environmental Education. Member, Board of Directors, Sustainability Now! Author of more than 150 papers, articles, guest editorials, and book chapters on environmental science and technology. Author of Delusional Democracy: Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government (2007), Sprawl Kills (2005), New Community Design to the Rescue (2001), Growing pains: Quality of Life in the New Economy (2000), Prosperity without Pollution (1991), Materials Science (1975), Introduction to Powder Metallurgy (1969). (full text).

Does Larry Sabato Really Want A Constitutional Convention? October 21, 2007.

Joel S. Hirschhorn is the author of Delusional Democracy – Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government, on Delusional Democracy.

His current political writings have been greatly influenced by working as a senior staffer for the U.S. Congress and for the National Governors Association. He advocates a Second American Revolution, beginning with an Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments. (go to Delusional Democracy).

Ron Paul Reality Check, Nov. 2, 2007.

He writes also: Neo-progressives seem blind to the fundamental deficiencies of the Democratic Party and its candidates. The concept of a two-party duopoly and the reality that Democrats as well as Republicans are beholding to many special economic interests, are also corrupt and dishonest, and when in power do not seriously pursue what were historic progressive and populist values – all seem now to be lost in the pseudo-ecstasy of anticipating a Democratic victory this year, enough to take over one or both houses of congress. Objective reality is lost in the heat of anti-Republican anger and frustration. Neo-progressives, it seems to me, have let their emotions out-gun their deeper intellectual knowledge and principles. They seem drunk from drinking Democratic Party Kool-aid. (full text).

Foreclosure USA, Oct. 24, 2007;

Time to Boycott Voting, Oct. 16, 2007.

And he writes: No other company has faced so much passionate grassroots opposition to its expansion across America. It has been painted as evil incarnate for its destruction of open space, exploitation of workers here and abroad, destruction of domestic manufacturing and its jobs, and ruination of small town America and small, locally owned businesses. Its huge imports have exported our prosperity and given China and other nations some control over our future. Its focus on providing low prices has shaped Wal-Mart’s defense: we just give consumers what they want, don’t blame us for being better at offering low prices than everyone else. (full text).

Going Out — Or Staying In! — With A Bang, Nov. 7, 2007.

His publications: on patriots questions; on his website; on just reponse-network; on Google scholar-search; on Google book-search; on Google blog-search; on delusional democracy; on worldwide renaissance; on netscape.

How to Interrogate Terrorists: Colonoscopy, Oct. 22, 2007.

We no longer can trust Congress to impeach and remove a terrible president. The Washington Post has published an op-ed piece by Robert Dallek that proposes a constitutional amendment to allow “ouster by the people” for removing a president other than by impeachment or because of incapacity. Considering the dismal performance of George W. Bush and his administration and the difficulty in obtaining impeachment, this is a fine idea. Here are the main features of the amendment: The recall procedure would begin by obtaining a 60 percent vote in the Senate and House. Public pressure on Congress could help it shift decisionmaking to the electorate. Congressional support would initiate a national referendum that would be open to all eligible voters in state elections. Clearly, it should be done fairly quickly. The ballot would simply offer the choice of voting “yes” or “no” to the option of removing the president and vice president from office immediately. If the majority votes in favor of removal, then the Speaker of the House would become president and choose a vice president who would have to be confirmed by majorities in the House and Senate. (full text).

TECHNICAL TESTIMONY OF Dr. JOEL S. HIRSCHHORN; March 15, 1999.

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Around The Sphere Blogging Roundup, by Joe Gandelman, October 27, 2007.

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