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Feb
10
by Mick West at 5:42 PM
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Half of all chemtrail believers did not notice persistent trails until after 2010. So if there was a chemtrail spraying program that started in 1995, then why did they not notice it?

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Data: https://www.metabunk.org/attachments/persistent-trails-history-survey-2016-02-10-xlsx.17483/

Four years ago, in January 2012, I started a survey to try to discover when people first noticed persistent trails being left by aircraft in the sky. These trails are generally agreed by scientists and the general public to be aircraft contrails - condensation of water vapor which triggers cloud formations which can persist and spread if conditions are right. However there are a significant number of people who believe the theory that these trails are...
Jan
31
by Mick West at 11:00 AM
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The hacking group AnonSec recently posted a text file, accompanied by a large data dump, in which they claim to have hacked NASA servers while looking for evidence of "chemtrails". Here's how they put it:

This text file (a pruned version of which is attached to this post) and data release has been used by many groups that promote the "chemtrails" theory as "proof" that chemtrails are real, and that there's some kind of secret geoengineering program going on.

Here's the...
Jan
30
by Mick West at 8:52 AM
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LaVoy Finicum was shot by the FBI. Depending on your interpretation of the video he was shot either before or after he put his hands down and reached across his body with his right hand to an area on the left side of his body. His left hand is either reaching for the same area, or pulling his jacket aside.

A common meme being shared is show above, on the left. The claim is that since Finicum carried his gun on the right, then he would not have reached for his left side unless he had been shot there.

This is incorrect. While Fincum was well known at the Malheur refuge for having a gun slung on his right hip (his open carry gun), he also commonly wore a concealed carry 9mm on his left...
Jan
17
by Trailspotter at 2:59 PM
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A week ago, on January 9, 2016, a vast contrail grid was formed over the Southeastern Australia. Its images were captured by all three satellites in the NASA Worldview: Terra, Aqua and Suomi NPP. The Terra image below is a composite of two swaths, the right one was taken at 23:55 (8-Jan-2016) UTC and the left one at 01:30 UTC:
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The Aqua and Suomi satellites passed over this area later, at about the same time, 04:05 and 4:00 UTC, respectively. Separated by a few hours, these images give us just snapshots of the grid, the older contrails in which probably dissipated and were replaced with younger ones.

Fortunately, it was possible to follow the evolution of this particular contrail grid thanks to the Japanese weather satellite Himawari-8. It is located on a geostationary orbit above the Equator and a meridian...
Jan
16
by Mick West at 6:58 PM
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A widely shared image appears to show a giant figure walking about the clouds. However the most likely explanation is that it is two plumes of condensation from a power station rising above a low cloud layer

It was originally posted on joe.ie
http://www.joe.ie/news/pic-irishman...ring-flight-back-to-cork-for-christmas/524826
A similar mysterious plume was observed in January 2014, knowledge of the flight path, and the time of the photo allowed the exact power station to be tracked...
Jan
14
by Mick West at 9:27 AM
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A meme being shared on Facebook claims to show that Iraqi WMDs have been found in Syria. However the photo shows US chemical weapons in a depot in Utah, in the USA.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/24/science/decades-of-disarmament.html
The use of this image in a misleading way is not new, it was also used to illustrate a story about claims of chemical weapons being found in Libya:...
Jan
07
by Mick West at 2:02 PM
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A Facebook video by "Patriots Global Alliance" claims to show:
However actual local media coverage of the event tells a very different story:
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co....after_challenging_youths_over_stone_throwing/
Jan
04
by Mick West at 9:47 AM
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Snow and jars of water hot and cold.

Proponents of the theory that there's a secret geoengineering program going on often try to find odd things about snow, as they feel that unusual snow is a sign of geoengineering. In a video, one proponent claims to have two jars of water, one being snow melt, and the other being tap water. He claims the jars are at the same temperature. He then demonstrates that the melt-water jar seems to melt less additional snow than the tap water jar. He does this by adding approximately equal amounts of snow to both jars. The result being this:

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However this is quite obviously because...
Dec
30
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by Mick West at 6:07 PM
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In a rather odd reversal of known science, the latest chemtrail theory is that modern high-bypass engines do not create contrails. A comprehensive explanation of why this is incorrect can be found in the following video:


As noted towards the end of the video, the idea can be debunked simply by a review of the scientific literature. The likelyhood that a particular engine will create a contrail is governed by the "contrail factor", and this is higher for high bypass engines - I encourage you to research this for yourself, and I give some links below.

The classic demonstration of high bypass engines producing more contrails is the study:
Ulrich Schumann and Reinhold Busen, 2000, Experimental Test of the Influence of Propulsion Efficiency on Contrail...
Dec
29
by Mick West at 12:35 PM
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Various sites have been repeating this fake news story about Chinese troops flooding into Syria. The first version of the story I saw was on a news aggregator called AWDnews, which gave (without an actual link) the source as another aggregator of stories, EU Times, which gave as its source the actual source, Sorcha Faal of whatdoesitmean.com...