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Old 01-14-2017, 12:12 PM
 
Location: La Jolla, CA
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Wrong.

What you're talking about is contrails. Contrails dissipate. These are trails from one end of the horizon to another.

Contrails don't do that.
Contrails are nothing more than linear clouds formed by jets. It's that simple. There are days when very light, high clouds don't dissipate either, for the same reasons that the jet trails don't. Some days they dissipate, some days they don't. It depends on the atmospheric conditions at jet cruising altitude on any day.
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Old 01-14-2017, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Centennial, CO
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This actually isn't as much of a stretch as it may seem. As long ago as the 1950s, the British were able to successfully "seed" clouds with salt, dry ice and silver iodide to make rain (see the sidebar on this page). It would seem that weather manipulation, then, is a very possible and effective military defense tactic."

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Okay, sure. But then explain to me why, if this is the case, the government would be doing this over its own soil? Are we under attack? Also, if they are using this as a strategy, then they are doing a terrible job at producing rain over Phoenix (past couple weeks notwithstanding)!
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Old 01-14-2017, 12:34 PM
 
Location: La Jolla, CA
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I love this conspiracy theory. It is truly one of the finest out there because it is so debased. Good entertainment, though. There are people who have gone to great lengths perpetuate it based on very complicated looking thermodynamic models, but they are all based on horribly flawed base assumptions which are required to prove the defective science.

Then of course, if you don't buy into it, well you're just part of the problem.
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Old 01-14-2017, 01:04 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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I don't know why people fear this government so much, always thinking they're being experimented on.
They were the same way in my hometown back in the 50s and 60s. They had the gall to accuse the military of spraying zinc cadmium sulfide off rooftops and army trucks on the poor neighborhoods. Our government doesn't experiment on us without our permission.
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Old 01-14-2017, 01:16 PM
 
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Don't drink water, fish pee in it
The fish do worse things than pee in the water....

Chemtrails don't exist, they're fake news, and just more stupid conspiracy theories.
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Old 01-14-2017, 04:40 PM
 
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I'm almost 60 and knew what these were as a small child. We lived a couple hundred miles from Chicago and certain routes would travel over our heads.

I have a friend who believes these are something our government is spraying to keep out climate change. Never heard such insanity till I met her. But she believes everything that is on the internet.
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Old 01-14-2017, 04:49 PM
 
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This got moved from Phoenix to here...just a note...please be respectful....
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Old 01-14-2017, 05:03 PM
 
Location: WMHT
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Post Persistent spreading contrails were described as early as 1921

The incidence of grid-pattern contrails can be directly correlated with the increased use of GPS in commercial jets. The only real surprise in that is how slow the adoption has been, it's amazing to think that even today, some pilots fly by compass, radio beacon and landmark, or even by following interstate highways!

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Wrong. What you're talking about is contrails. Contrails dissipate. These are trails from one end of the horizon to another. Contrails don't do that.
Contrails do all sorts of things, depends on the altitude and conditions.

The earliest report of airplane contrails dates back to 1918, the first report of persistent, spreading contrails comes from supercharged prop planes in 1921. These early descriptions are complete with stuttered gaps, strange colors, and all the other accoutrements people talk about today as features of "chemtrails".
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Old 01-14-2017, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Wrong.

What you're talking about is contrails. Contrails dissipate. These are trails from one end of the horizon to another.

Contrails don't do that.
How do you explain the persistent contrails caused by the bombers and fighters over Germany in WWII???? They were so numerous they caused cloud cover for days. Come on people, use a bit of common sense and do some research.

BTW - the bombers in WWII were propeller-driven.
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Old 01-14-2017, 06:02 PM
 
Location: St Paul's Bay, Malta
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There is no such thing as "chemtrails" they are called contrails & as has been said they are simply the "exhaust fumes" from aircraft, nothing sinister. The reason they can be seen more on some days & last longer in the sky is purely down to atmospheric conditions...

And cloud seeding is completely different & has actually been done around the world, again no secret.
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