by Mick West at 8:34 AM
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In a paper publish in Environmental Research letters, August 2016, 77 scientists with expertise in atmospheric science and geochemistry were asked to give their expert opinions regarding the most common claims of evidence put forward by proponents of the "chemtrail" or "covert geoengineering" theory (referred to in the paper as a "secret large-scale atmospheric program (SLAP)". The evidence being photos of trails left by planes, and chemical analyses of air, soil, and water. The scientists overwhelming rejected the idea that the photos and tests were evidence of a secret spraying program. All of the atmospheric scientists and all but one of the geochemists saw nothing suspicious about the proffered evidence. The photos were all identified as contrails, and the...
by Mick West at 4:07 PM
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Numerous conspiracy sites are promoting the idea that Hillary Clinton is dangerously ill, and are grasping at every last bit of evidence to try to convince people that it is so. The above photo shows Hillary Clinton after her DNC acceptance speech. The large man to the right is a member of her security detail. He is holding a flashlight in his left hand. The conspiracy sites have suggested for some reason that it's actually an emergency Diazepan injector, used for seizures. They point at some random pixels, and then draw a line to part of an injector.

However it is actually just a flashlight. This can be seen from earlier footage of the agent using the flashlight to light up Clinton's path as she exits the stage.

by Mick West at 10:59 AM
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A much shared image on Facebook claims to show a comparison between the revitalization of Hiroshima after the atomic bombing of 1945, and the decline of Detroit since 1945.

However, it's not at all hard to find recent photos of Detroit that very closely resemble the "Hiroshima" photo, for example.


Of course this does not mean that Detroit does not have significant problems with urban blight, nor does it say the Democratic administration is blameless in regard to this. However it does mean that the photo comparison is very misleading.

But what are the photos actually showing? For a start, the 2010...
by TEEJ at 7:20 PM
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Not my debunk as others online have found the original video.

During January 2016 the Iranians aired the following video detailing the transfer of money from the US to Iran. Part of the footage showed a pallet of money.


From following video from 0:08.

The Iranians had to blur out part of footage as they lifted it from the following 1991 video showing inside the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington D.C.


From following video - See 6:05

Video description

by Mick West at 4:58 PM
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This is Folsom Lake, California. I visited it today (Aug 1 2016) to try to determine the curvature of the Earth.

Most people know the Earth is round, but they know it mostly because they just accept it, as it's long established science. But you can actually go out and test this for yourself, which can be either a fun science experiment, or a life altering paradigm shift, depending on your view of the "Flat Earth" theory.

So that viewpoint is at Brown's Ravine, a boat ramp area run by the California State Parks. Over in the distance is the dam, which is exactly 3 miles away on the right side (2.9 on the left).
I used a Canon 7D with a 500mm zoom lens, and from about 20 feet above the waterline the dam looks like this:
(Full Sized Original:...
by Mick West at 11:31 AM
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In a bit of recycled bunk, some video of the September 2nd, 2015 Atlas V Rocket Launch in Florida has popped up on social media wth misleading headlines. The footage was upload to Liveleak with the headline "Unkown object over Azerbaijan - July 2016" [sic] and also posted on the Facebook page of Bestagram Azerbaijan, where it got 15 million views. It was then picked up by British tabloid media, including the Daily Mail, and The Sun.

The footage is in Miami airport, where several people took videos of the rocket launch, for example:...
by Mick West at 6:00 PM
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So why is Mike Pence's daughter missing the reflection? Simple, she's behind him from that angle in the reflection, her white top blends with his shirt, and the little of her hair that is visible blends with the background.


There's possibly some hair there, but it kind of blends in.
by Mick West at 9:57 AM
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This morning a large aerodynamic contrail formed near Shingle Springs, California. The contrail formed partially in a cloud layer, and with the low sun it created a significant dark shadow on one side, and maybe something of a distrail. The above photo also shows a younger contrail to the right of the middle, leaving a shadow on the cloud layer.

The photo session started when I saw this older contrail fragment, about where the large contrail meets the horizon. It had very sharp sundog colors.


Just after that, I saw this plane flying east:

Zooming in, you can see it's a twin engine plane with the engines mounted on the tail. It's leaving aerodynamic contrails from the wing surface, and not the engines.

This was at 7:03AM, PDT, so 14:03UTC, July 15, 2016. The plane is an MD-90-30,...
by Mick West at 6:00 PM
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After discussing a conspiracy theory (such as the "chemtrails" conspiracy theory) for several years online, as I have done, you get very familiar with all the claims of evidence. You also get familiar with the science, facts, and reasoning that debunk those claims of evidence. After running through all these claims with the more reasonable conspiracy theorist (i.e. one who actually listen to you) you quite often arrive at the point where they say "well, that does not prove it's not happening".

Basically they accept (somewhat) that their claims of evidence don't really hold up, but despite that they assert that this lack of evidence is not an indication that the conspiracy theory is not a real thing. Just because contrails naturally can persist for hours, they say, it does not mean the government is not secretly spraying us to change the...
by MikeG at 4:24 AM
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UN Trucks 1. UN Trucks 2.
Activist Post and a number of websites have been recently sounded the warning about United Nations vehicles spotted in the United States.

U.N. Vehicles, Mysterious Troop Movement Spotted In VA, NC, W.VA, Ohio