Are you in denial about chemtrails being real? How unrealistic optimism is maintained in the face of reality

Updated 6.24pmNZT October 14, 2011.

Mike Adams of Natural News hosted the radio show today, (US Thursday 10-13-2011), and spoke to co-founder of the Healthy Times Newspaper, Mike Bundrant, about the neuroscience of “unrealistic optimism.”  Bundrant, a practicing Life Coach in Temecula, talks about a paper published recently at Nature Neuroscience,[1], which addresses the matter of a brain defect that disables people from being able to face reality.

Those in denial about geo-engineering and chemtrails in New Zealand, should listen.  The good news is that you can take control, and get in touch with reality.

Interestingly, the part of the brain associated with the selective update failure, the right inferior prefrontal gyrus, is used more so in dyslexics than average readers.   It would be interesting to know if dyslexics exhibited “unrealistic optimism,” more so than others.

  • [1] How unrealistic optimism is maintained in the face of reality, Nature Neuroscience, published online 9th October, 2011.
  • By Tali SharotChristoph W Korn & Raymond J Dolan
  • Abstract: Unrealistic optimism is a pervasive human trait that influences domains ranging from personal relationships to politics and finance. How people maintain unrealistic optimism, despite frequently encountering information that challenges those biased beliefs, is unknown. We examined this question and found a marked asymmetry in belief updating. Participants updated their beliefs more in response to information that was better than expected than to information that was worse. This selectivity was mediated by a relative failure to code for errors that should reduce optimism. Distinct regions of the prefrontal cortex tracked estimation errors when those called for positive update, both in individuals who scored high and low on trait optimism. However, highly optimistic individuals exhibited reduced tracking of estimation errors that called for negative update in right inferior prefrontal gyrus. These findings

    Activity shown in right inferior prefrontal gyrus

    indicate that optimism is tied to a selective update failure and diminished neural coding of undesirable information regarding the future.  For more, go here.

  • The full paper is $32US:

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17 Responses to Are you in denial about chemtrails being real? How unrealistic optimism is maintained in the face of reality

  1. Mauibrad says:

    Good post, Clare.

  2. Mauibrad says:

    Here is the video interview, btw:

  3. Marian says:

    In these days when New Age philosophies are widely accepted and promoted by influential people like Oprah Winfrey,and pushed by many “Life Coaches”,it is a crime to be realistic about anything!

  4. rossmarsden says:

    This is a bit desperate. Do you actually have any evidence of geo-engineering and chemtrails apart from photos of cirrus and contrails?

    • Clare Swinney says:

      Did I touch a nerve Ross “Everything is merely condensation, nothing is evidence of weather modification technology in play” Marsden ?

      Satellite imagery that shows straight lines and circular indentations in cloud material show some kind of technology is being used?

      The Offical Government Website For the Chemtrail Program
      The Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Science Program has as its long-term goal developing comprehensive understanding of the atmospheric processes that control the transport, transformation, and fate of energy related trace chemicals and particulate matter. The current focus of the program is aerosol radiative forcing of climate: aerosol formation and evolution and aerosol properties that affect direct and indirect influences on climate and climate change.

      Quote from Why In The World Are They Spraying? Oct 11, 2011: “Dr. Hui Su of NASA, a participant at the Aerosol and Precipitation Symposium, was asked if she has noticed a considerable increase in stratospheric aerosols. She replied by stating that she has noticed a significant increase but has not measured the composition of the aerosols. This observation was also noted in a recent study by the National Ocean Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). While both have failed to acknowledge the source and composition of these particles, evidence points towards ongoing stratospheric aerosol geoengineering programs. Dr. Su went on to say that putting aerosols in the stratosphere impacts temperatures, water vapor and clouds leading to droughts and other negative consequences to our atmosphere including ozone depletion. When asked about the idea of adding aerosols into the atmosphere from geoengineering programs, she stated the idea is “scary” and concurred that it could give governments and corporations the ability to corporatize and thus control our weather.

      Clifford Carnicom’s website:

      Here is a thread about HAARP from the forum:

      • rossmarsden says:

        Clare, when you read “focus of the program is aerosol radiative forcing of climate”, what do you think it means? This is not a trick question. I want to know what YOU think it means… or anyone else; Rose, Ben, Mauibrad, Michael J Murphy.

      • Clare Swinney says:

        Focusing on just one thing again, instead of looking at the big picture again? What do you think ‘being a propagandist,’ means Ross?

        As soon as by one’s own propaganda even a glimpse of right on the other side is admitted, the cause for doubting one’s own right is laid.
        Adolf Hitler

        By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.
        Adolf Hitler

      • Raymond says:

        Clare we need to strip this down to singles because the important singles are getting overlooked by you guys.

        You’re ignoring the stepping stones and have fallen off into a world that doesn’t have rules, scinces desn’t seem to take place with chemtrails. Maths it totaly ignored. It doesn’t seem to matter to you why you cant fit 1000’s of tones of chem on a plane to spray a line hundreds of miles long and 10’s of miles wide. Are these magic planes?

        Do you think there are people on these planes as well as all this chem that would wheigh more than the plane itself?

        We see absolutely NO industry to support whet you think is happening. Not even the smallest amount! odd?

        Have you contacted other labs and asked what is normal regarding water tests? get them to explain the results to you maybe. ask them why they think barium should be in there and stop thinking everyone is lying.

        You need to start asking yourself these single questions that are the stepping stones to finding the truth.

      • Clare Swinney says:

        You are the one who persists on overlooking facts, Raymond. Can you recall you said during a phone call in earnest: “The government never lies,” while the government has been lying about a host of issues, including that carbon dioxide emissions will lead to “climate change” and sea level rise that must be stopped, that vaccines are safe and beneficial, that we need fluoride in water for healthy teeth, that aspartame (951) is safe and they lied by claiming Osama bin Laden was responsible for 9/11. It goes on and on…

      • Raymond says:

        The government is not lying about chemtrails. You’re telling yourself they are lying.

        I’ll ask you one simple single questing and you can answer it for once.

        Why do you post up the Appleman chart but are not using it yourself when you see a white trail behind a plane?

      • Clare Swinney says:

        The point is that you stated to me that the government does not lie. That demonstrates to me that you have a slim grasp on reality, at the best of times.
        In regard to the spraying that occurred on Saturday, David Hardy took video from his phone from the Whangarei port, showing a plane spraying a chemtrail and another spraying nothing in the same shot.
        How does this happen, if they are at the same altitude roughly? He said he will be sending it and I will post it.
        PS Labour Minister, Hon Maryan Street admitted seeing chemtrails:

      • Raymond says:

        Why would you expect two plane about 10-20 min apart to leave the exact same contrail even if they were on the exact same path? the wind up there will be doing about 30-40mph or more moving patches of differently staturated air around all the time. Just like clouds this contrail supporting air moves.

        How can you be so naive. Back to basics.

      • Clare Swinney says:

        One of the planes left a long trail, which lingered and the other, seemingly at the same altitude, left nothing – as in no condensation, no chemtrail. You need to plug into reality Raymond.

      • Raymond says:

        Haha blowing from west to east sorry.

    • Raymond says:

      There were three planes that morning one did not leave a trail and the next two did.

      NZ782 to Noumea departed at 8:19am the next one NZ99 to Tokyo departed at 9:26am and the next KE130 to Seoul at 9:44am. The last two left trails about as good as each other(the photos i emailed you have these last two planes in them) with not alot of variance but the fist did not leave a trail at all but was over 1 hour earlier.
      The data above whenuapai on airport on that day shows the wind at 8,000m was 60knots from 273deg so blowing from the east to the west so perpendicular to these plans paths and this is what i observed. At 60knots that patch af air that is supportive to contrail formatin has done 111km in that 1 hour so i would say thats a huge difference wouldn’t you? Not the same patch of air is it!

      Pays to do a little research.

  5. Ben says:

    hehehe, the universe’s greatest mystery has been solved…

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