by Mick West at 3:45 PM
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Rather an obscure one, but just came up on twitter, so adding the debunk for future reference:

The claim is that the choice of words to read for the kids in the class with GWB were the rather portentous "Kite hit steel plane must":


Really they said "Kite, Kit, Steal, Playing, Must". Just a random collection of words.

It works because of the subtitles in the video. Even though it's quite plain the children are saying "kit" and not "hit", your brain gets tricked due to the observer expectancy effect, where subtitles force your brain to hear things a certain way. Here's a great example

Now this is obviously a rather esoteric claim, and would only be made by people who are very deep down the rabbit hole, but it illustrates just how persistent bunk is, and how resistant it is to correction in some...
by Mick West at 11:40 AM
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This is from a robotics trade show in China earlier this year, and some people point to the nuclear explosion in the background image as having some particular significance.

However, it seems to just be an unfortunate choice of a stock image by someone not paying much attention.

The original image dates back to digital painting on, done by N4u2k (James Oliver) when he was 17.

The artists responded to the usage:

by Mick West at 2:56 PM
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A small portion of an interview I gave a year ago showed up on the documentary film "Look Up", by George Barnes of Skyder Alert.

The film suggests that geoengineering is currently taking place via "chemtrails" and that "normal" contrails do not persist. I totally disagree with this.

And in fact, what I say in the film disagrees with this, as I describe how contrails can spread out to form a layer of cirrus cloud, and I describe the conditions required for this to happen. The problem is that my explanations are slightly technical, and if you don't follow it then you might think I was actually endorsing the "chemtrail" theory, which I am not.

Unfortunately my section is bookended by commentary that suggests that spreading contrails are deliberate geoengineering, and that normal contrails should not persist.

Here's what I say in the film (about 15 minutes in)
by mrfintoil at 4:29 AM
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Saw this fresh article just now. The photos might be older, but couldn't find original sources through Google.
Only thing I could find out was that the pump engine is a Gorman-Rupp system

So what is actually going on in this series of images?

by Jay Reynolds at 4:02 PM
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The Claim:

In the "Look Up" chemtrails propaganda movie, William Thomas makes a claim that during the winter of 1999-2000, 8,000 people in Birmingham, England died from chemtrails, and that refrigerated trucks had to be used as temporary mortuaries. I looked into that claim again, as I did back when he actually made it..

Analyzing the claim:

1999 was a bad year for flu and pneumonia in the UK, and 8000 deaths is a regrettably large number, but I could find no references to any such number as Thomas is claiming, and was not able to do so when he made it. It sounds rather an outlandish thing to claim, Birmingham, England had a...
by AluminumTheory at 5:58 PM
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The following story from Infowars claims that Obama is basically a puppet president trained by Harry Lennix, who was recruited by shadowy figures to make Obama seem more presidential. However it seems to be entirely baseless, as Lennix flatly denies he said anything like that, and old video of Obama shows that he spoke the same, and had the same mannerisms as now, way back before he met Lennix.
by Mick West at 1:46 PM
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Kevin Trudeau had several conspiracy theories. One of which is that in the 1950s a British doctor (A.T.W. Simeons) discovered a "miracle drug" that would change the body's metabolism, allowing you to eat whatever you liked, and maintain a healthy weight. However, in this theory, the powerful food and diet industry conspired to cover up this secret.

Trudeau wrote a book "The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About", and with the help of some very seductive infomercials the book shot to #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. The infomercial depicted a very enticing diet, where you could eat steak and chocolate. But the reality was very different, with the book calling for a period of eating just 500 calories a day, taking lots of herbal supplements, and injections of the hCG hormone.

by November at 7:00 PM
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Hello All.

I am new to this board. I stumbled on it from Twitter.

I was wondering if anyone could tell me what might explain this photo.
It was taken in 1992, in the desert, during a time of increased earthquake activity.
We had had a 7.4 approximately a week earlier, and I was trying to get a photograph of the "glow" that was over the hills at nights.

The camera is facing west toward hills, they are dark, there are no houses or roads there. This was intentional. I don't know what time it was, sometime between 8 p.m and midnight.

What would explain this?
I have other photos that do show squiggled lights, due to time exposure I assume (I'm not a photographer), but nothing like this.

In the foreground on the right, I think that is a street sign.

I appreciate any information you could give me.

Thank You.
by Mick West at 11:12 AM
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I'm a debunker. I like finding and exposing bunk. I do it because I enjoy doing it, and because I think it can do some good in terms of helping people not being scared of things that don't exist, and in terms of helping people focus on real issues.

As a debunker, quite often I debunk claims that some "official story" is wrong. For example, the "official story" of the long lasting white lines in the sky is that they are "just contrails". There's a conspiracy theory that they are actually "chemtrails". I've extensively debunked most of the claims of evidence behind this theory.

As a result, I often get the accusation that I'm a "supporter" of the official story, and that I "trust the government", and that I think "everything is fine", and "there's nothing to see here".

This could not be further from the truth.

I don't trust "the government" (and here we are talking about the US government). I most certainly do not trust career politicians....
by TWCobra at 7:23 PM
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Chemtrail believers frequently question why contrails are becoming more prevalent today compared to previous decades. The answer of course is the almost exponential growth in world air traffic since 1970, a period just before deregulation began in the USA and elsewhere.

Here is an ICAO news release from 1970 regarding traffic figures.

While the figure of 386 million passengers is significant, the real measure is the RPK's or Revenue passenger kilometres carried out which takes into account both aircraft capacity and the distances flown, to give the true indication, or volume of air traffic in a certain year.

In 1970 the RPK figure was 465,000 million RPK's. In 2011 that had increased to 5000,000 million, including a 53% since 2000. This graphic was drawn from ICAO's forecast document.


The RPK figure is forecast to more than double in the next 20 years.

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