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Oct
26
by Mick West at 3:09 PM
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Metabunk 2018-10-26 14-41-14.


In a very positive move, You tube has added a link to the Encyclopedia Britannica article on Contrails to most of the videos that promote the "chemtrails" conspiracy theory.

It's a great article to use as the initial excerpt directly addresses the most common misconceptions about contrails - the idea that they always quickly dissipate.

Oct
11
by Mick West at 4:31 PM
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Montage of three iron microsphere techniques.

Iron rich microspheres can be made in various ways. In this thread I investigate some of them, and try to make some microspheres of my own.

Burning Methods (external ignition)

Burning Paint Chips #1. https://www.metabunk.org/posts/218647/
Steel Wool #1: https://www.metabunk.org/posts/219558/
Iron Filings #1: https://www.metabunk.org/posts/219574/
Toner: https://www.metabunk.org/posts/219612/
Steel Wool #2: https://www.metabunk.org/posts/219648/
Burning Paint Chips #2: https://www.metabunk.org/posts/219649/
Iron Powder 320 Mesh: https://www.metabunk.org/posts/225668/
Iron Filings 50 Mesh: https://www.metabunk.org/posts/225672/
*Pyrophoric iron: https://www.metabunk.org/posts/219592/

Sparking methods (Spark from solid...
Sep
27
by Mick West at 1:43 PM
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I was just scrubbing over some WTC7 collapse video when I noticed something new to me. When the East penthouse falls though the building it creates a visible wave on the windows, presumable as they are twisted or pushed out somehow by the changes in pressure. The scale of the pressure is also visible by the smoke being sucked in at the top of the building.


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf1HcJ7GKsc

WTC7 Window Wave Loop - YouTube 2018-01-07 13-37-09.
This is relevant because it appears to show the East Penthouse falling rapidly though the building, which is consistent with a collapse of C79/80/81 at a low level, well before the other columns failed.

I think some people, like @Tony Szamboti, have suggested that the East Penthouse actually only fell in a few floors, and that lower interior column failures were simultaneous, but this seems at odds with that.

You can kind of see this in...
Sep
26
by Mick West at 2:40 PM
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Metabunk 2018-09-26 14-32-47.

https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Kavanaugh Summer 1982 Calendar Pages1.pdf

Notice how the "Dr Strawberry" text in the center is all pixillated, but other text is not? Also the "Co" in "Columbia". The reason is that the documents was editing in Adobe Acrobat with automatic OCR turned on (this is the default setting).

Metabunk 2018-09-26 14-42-42.

This means Adobe tries to recognize text in the image, and it will create a custom high resolution vector font for each bit of text. You can see this if you try to edit it in Acrobat:
Metabunk 2018-09-26 14-37-13.

Depending on how good the handwriting is, it will...
Sep
16
by Mick West at 9:57 AM
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Read the introduction to Escaping the Rabbit Hole on Salon.com

https://www.salon.com/2018/09/16/how-to-pull-a-friend-out-of-the-conspiracy-theory-rabbit-hole/
Sep
13
by Mick West at 3:33 PM
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Cora vs. Florence.

Hurricane Cora was a simulated hurricane used in a readiness exercise earlier this year. Some conspiracists have suggested that it is very similar to Florence, which must mean that "they" knew Florence was coming, presumably by being able to control the weather.

However Cora is nothing like Florence. Cora basically parallels the coast all the way from South Florida to Virginia, moving rapidly from south to North and eventually hitting Washington DC. Florence is at right angles to this, slowing down as it makes landfall, then dissipating inland.

With Cora, the areas of maximum storm surge (see the red line in the diagrams above) are mostly in Florida. With Florence, these are in the Carolinas and Virginia.

Cora was also a (simulated) category 4 all the way from Florida to...
Sep
12
by Mick West at 12:20 PM
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Alan Chin Photo Paper molten metal.

So it looks like AE911Truth has been incorrectly using another photos for many years. I noticed this by accident when looking at a similar photo posted yesterday for the anniversary of 9/11:
Metabunk 2018-09-12 12-07-23.

I saw the above (right) 9/11 thumbnail image on the NBC News home page, and it immediately reminded me of this image on an AE911 web page. https://www.ae911truth.org/evidence.../442-witnesses-of-molten-metal-at-ground-zero (http://archive.is/2BsNB)

Metabunk 2018-09-12 12-10-07.

Here's the AE911 image:
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Then this coinicidence prompted me to do a Yandex image search[URL='http://.",...
Sep
04
by Mick West at 2:32 PM
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Debunked Angle Cut Column 2.

This image is famous in 9/11 conspiracy culture:

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The column in the center of the photo (by Sam Hollenshead) has been cut at an angle, presumably during the cleanup process. Yet Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911) still insist it was cut before the building fell, and looks nothing like a normal cut, and hence is evidence of thermite. Here's an AE911 slide they used just a few weeks ago:

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Here's Richard Gage, head of AE911, discussing this:

Source: https://youtu.be/cjzZ7Yot_5s?t=1m11s

However other photos of the scene show the exact same column, so we can figure out where it is,...
Aug
29
by Mick West at 2:29 PM
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Metabunk 2018-08-29 11-46-25.

I've been seeing a lot of these ads recently, probably because I clicked on one of them a few months back. The headlines accompanying the ads have become increasingly incredible. Taking on an $11.2 Trillion market? Quite impressive when the entire US GDP is less than twice that at $18.5 Trillion.

Clicking through takes us to an article at decentric.org, which says:
Aug
27
by Mick West at 11:13 AM
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Metabunk 2018-08-27 10-28-45.

On September 25, 2015 , John Podesta tweeted a series of tweets in support of the Global Goals organization. Global Goals promotes 17 Sustainable Global Goals adopted by the UN, with Sept 25 being the day they were formally adopted.

Metabunk 2018-08-27 10-37-31.

In the tweet above, he's promoting #14 Life Below Water - "Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development."

Podesta's email were posted on Wikileaks, and included an exchange with the person who actually posted the tweet, his assistant Milia Fisher. There was a minor exchange about the wording:...