1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Well yes, but the debate itself was fine. I think the later problems were more from John than Dane. Perhaps he did have multiple viruses.
     
  2. Ross Marsden

    Ross Marsden Senior Member

    I don't want to leave this unresolved. Sorry about going back to the fork.

    I saw a better explanation of this somewhere, probably on ContrailScience or here...
    Along the lines of... a refuelling of fighters operation; when they are full, the fighters drop below and behind, then power on (at which point their contrails appear), and off they go to complete the mission.


    (edited by author to cross it all out. posted in error. my bad. sorry again *shame*)
     
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  3. TWCobra

    TWCobra Senior Member

    Except that there is no tanker evident. The USAF Thunderbirds and the USN Blue Angels travel to an airshow every week during the season... Except this year due to cutbacks. The smoke systems need to be tested in the air. The simultaneous turning on of them is the sort of thing they do. I could be wrong but that is my best guess.
     
  4. David Fraser

    David Fraser Senior Member

    I don't know about the US but I know that the Red Arrows keep their website up to date when they were doing training flights etc.
    http://www.raf.mod.uk/reds/teamnews/index.cfm?storyid=A5CE99B0-5056-A318-A87D19EF1F04A2FE

    If a date can be pinpointed surely a call to either teams PR department could solve the issue
     
  5. Ross Marsden

    Ross Marsden Senior Member

    Ooops. I have to 'fess up here. This is not the video I thought is was. As you were. Disregard.
    There are some fighters in that video who are dumping fuel, and that is what the on/off plumes are.
    I don't know what is going on with the sequence that is the main interest in that video.
     
  6. TWCobra

    TWCobra Senior Member

    The Sukhoi fighters in the first part of the video have a fuel dump system that comes out of the engine. They are doing their party trick similar to what the RAAF F-111s used to do.

    If the other fighters are part of an aerobatic team then it wasn't a training flight, just a positioning flight. I used to be a member of the Virtual Thunderbirds; got to meet Capt Nicole Malachowski ( now lieutenant colonel) when she was the first female Thunderbird pilot and due to the anal nature of the Virtual team, can recite their manoeuvres verbatim.

    http://www.virtualthunderbirds.com/
     
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  7. TEEJ

    TEEJ Senior Member

    The other issue that comes to light is the constant misinterpretation of altitude. Here is Max Bliss ranting about aircraft he is filming being at low altitude. One he declares is at less than a thousand feet! How on earth can they get it so wrong? Ignorance certainly is Bliss!

     
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  8. David Fraser

    David Fraser Senior Member

    He keeps on changing his measurements from feet to metres. He mentions he has parachuted. I have done my fair share of that mostly out of a C130 at 1000ft and they tend to be pretty distinctive at that height.
     
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  9. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    A handy trick to try to teach people might be a "rule of thumb".

    The width of your thumb at arms length is about 1/40th the distance from eye to thumb.

    So if you hold your thumb next to something of known length (say a C130, 100' long) then the distance is that length multiplied by the thumb factor, divided by the amount of thumb widths it appears at arms length.

    So, if the length of the C-130 appears the same as your thumb, then it's 100' * 40 / 1 = 4,000 feet.

    If it's more like 1/4th the width of your thumb, then it's at 100' * 40 / 0.25 = 16,000 feet

    You can work it backwards too, A C-130 at 1000 feet distance would be four thumb widths long.

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    Hmm, this might be worth writing a post about.
     
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  10. captfitch

    captfitch Active Member

    That thumb trick is neat but complex.
     
  11. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah, I'd try to reduce it to something super simple, like "distance is 4000 divided by your thumb"

    Unfortunately division is beyond most people's immediate abilities.
     
  12. Belfrey

    Belfrey Senior Member

    Another way to put: a plane with a length (or wingspan) of 100' at 1000' distance would appear visually about the same size as something about 3 and a half inches across at 3 feet away (or about 4 fingers' width at arm's length).

    I dunno, it should be possible to come up with some intuitive comparison using angular diameter calculation.
     
  13. JRBids

    JRBids Senior Member


    I live near an air national guard base and we have a C130 that flies in circles low overhead what seems like 24/7. About the same height as your thumb photo.
     
  14. JRBids

    JRBids Senior Member


    LOL unfortunately your whole explanation looked like blah blah blah blah blah blah to me. I am terrible at math.
     
  15. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    There's the problem. And why many misconceptions can persist. There's not reason to expect people to get into math. So some things will be forever beyond them.

    It's like explaining ice supersaturation vs. water supersaturation, or UVB as a portion of the solar constant. There's no reason for people to have any desire to understand such things. And yet the chemtrails theory persists because of these lack of understandings. It's an insurmountable obstacle for debunkers.
     
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  16. Hama Neggs

    Hama Neggs Senior Member

    "They're looking for us, they have to be..."

    Umm.... how do you respond to that type of thinking? You can't.
     
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  17. TEEJ

    TEEJ Senior Member

    It is impossible! Max also believes that the 'Black Unmarked Helicopters' are after him due to his chembusters! Not only in France but also when he is out on protests!



    From the video description.

     
  18. Cairenn

    Cairenn Senior Member

    Really white vinegar is a useful and worth a visit from a 'black helicopter?
     
  19. TEEJ

    TEEJ Senior Member

    It is powerful stuff! Max was skeptical at first but amazingly the chemical clouds are breaking up! You couldn't make it up!



    He could try bottle spraying but it doesn't do the lawn any good! The kids comment at 02:42 is a classic :) According to the Mother it only takes ten minutes to make them go away!

     
  20. Mumbles

    Mumbles Active Member

    So am I the only one who noticed the helicopter is neither black nor unmarked (there is writing on the tail-boom) :) ?

    Also the powers that be can't have much of an intimidation/surveillance budget if all they can afford to operate is an S-300.
     
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  21. TWCobra

    TWCobra Senior Member

    Correct... Most aircraft viewed against a contrasting cloud in low light will appear dark. The S300 is a low tech, entry level piston engined utility/trainer. Max Bliss should be insulted that the powers that be could only afford to surveille him with such a machine.
     
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  22. JRBids

    JRBids Senior Member

    So the powers that be have some kind of sensors that smell vinegar? Then they send a black helicopter to investigate? @@
     
  23. Landru

    Landru Moderator Staff Member

    It's true. I made a salad the other day and it was like Apocalypse Now over here.
     
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  24. JRBids

    JRBids Senior Member

    "They're all flying in the same direction to! "

    I like how it's only flying 1000 FEET up, then 30 secs later its 1000 METERS.
     
  25. hemi

    hemi Active Member

    I see M****** M*** is complaining about metabunk posting some of her (publicly available) photos over here.

    Funnily enough, her latest profile pic is a stock-image from here...

    http://www.123rf.com/photo_8258823_sky-love-cloud-heart-pierced-by-an-airplane-in-the-sky.html

    ...from which one of her photoshop-enabled followers has erased the watermark (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?....111048289025914.12243.100003622311420&type=1).

    Irony, anyone?
     
  26. Hama Neggs

    Hama Neggs Senior Member

    Umm... when she says this: "This is the face of my online terrorist", of whom is she speaking? She says someone is calling her [names]. Is she associating that behavior with Metabunk? I'm confused.

    PS: I guess she is talking about this FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChemtrailsAreVeryReal
     
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  27. hemi

    hemi Active Member

    It's this page...

    https://www.facebook.com/ChemtrailsAreVeryReal

    ...which does't take the most constructive or polite approach to things. MM's w.... comment is referring to this comment by another anon page that have been calling her out on various issues: Chemtrails ... WHERE'S the evidence???

    And she's removed (or changed privacy settings) of her and her metabunk sign now. The ChemtrailsAreVeryReal page have a copy here...
     
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  28. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Removing references to the w word, as otherwise she'll just point to it here and claim we are repeating it. Best to leave her well alone if possible.
     
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  29. Hama Neggs

    Hama Neggs Senior Member

    Did she really think she could promote herself as a "face" of the chemtrail movement and not have her "face" passed around?
     
  30. Hama Neggs

    Hama Neggs Senior Member

    I get that, but how do we ignore her carrying around a sign about Metabunk at a public demonstration?
     
  31. JRBids

    JRBids Senior Member

    She's said some pretty nasty things about Mick and Metabunk on her page but when someone calls her out it's off limits apparently.
     
  32. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    She's just trying to provoke a reaction. The best thing to do is ignore her, and take the free publicity.
     
  33. Hama Neggs

    Hama Neggs Senior Member

    Of course, because she is the queen of all TRVTH and we are... er, what are we again?
     
  34. MikeC

    MikeC Closed Account

    Perhaps carry a sign of your own "Metabunk required for Metadrivel" or similar :)
     
  35. Landru

    Landru Moderator Staff Member

    Despite all of her activity on Facebook against Metabunk she, (or any female) does not deserve to be called a whore. To do so justifies her belief system (in her mind) and it is just plain wrong.
     
  36. David Fraser

    David Fraser Senior Member

    To be fair the phrase was/is "she is an attention w####". That is entirely different and in common usage in the UK where the page originates.
     
  37. Landru

    Landru Moderator Staff Member

    No, I get the phrase and the US has a similar meaning as in the UK. She will, and has, used the word to her own ends. While it is arguable that she seeks attention (and why shouldn't she since she is trying to call attention to a "great crime") I don't think the w appellation does anyone anyone credit. The politeness policy extends to everyone not just those of us on this board.
     
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  38. Hama Neggs

    Hama Neggs Senior Member

    She's just another person pushing the existence of chemtrails. She'll attract attention. It's going to happen.
    I'll say I don't care for what they are doing over there. It won't accomplish anything. I much appreciate the effort to remain civil here, even though I have my doubts about anything changing the direction in which the chemmies seem to be heading.
     
  39. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Remember though that debunking is rarely effective against the "true believer". When we debate those true believers, we actually are trying to help the more marginal people who just read what we write. The politeness thing just removes a whole load of potential distractions.
     
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  40. Pete Tar

    Pete Tar Senior Member

    Erm, what does this mean? Do you mean the principles of politeness for effective communication extend to the rest of the world, or just that we should be polite here if we're talking about someone not-here?