And science, we should insist, better than any other discipline, can hold up to its students and followers an ideal of patient devotion to the search for objective truth, with vision unclouded by personal or political motive. – Sir Henry Hallett Dale Sillybeliefs sillybeliefs
Sillybeliefs.com, a website based in New Zealand, has been living up to its name by showing its authors have silly beliefs. While the site brazenly states in its top banner ‘Support Science Not Superstition,’ and it mentions on the site it exists as an attempt ‘to turn the tide. To stop the ‘dumbing down of society” it clearly serves other purposes and in the process, it gives science a bad name. It does so by exhibiting a callous disregard for the public by falsely claiming verifiable phenomena are merely figments of peoples’ imaginations. Fortunately, however, some of its fallacious claims can be readily invalidated, as this article will show.
This article focuses on the Sillybeliefs.com section on chemtrails, which is titled ‘Chemtrails – Death From Above?,’ and authored by a person or people who wish/wishes to remain anonymous, which in itself is odd given the ‘Support Science Not Superstition,’ banner. A genuinely scientific approach aims for transparency, openness and accountability, not concealment and obfuscation.
Unconventionally, the article, ‘Chemtrails – Death From Above?’ includes the supposed authors’ names at the bottom: “John L. Ateo, Rachel C.” It does not state that these are pseudonyms or false names, however ‘C’ is obviously not a real surname and the name ‘Ateo’ could not be found in New Zealand’s Telecom whitepages. Consequently, a search was conducted using ‘Sillybeliefs.com’. It was found to be registered to John Neil Counsell of Invercargill and his home address was listed as the “organization address.” He was also named as the Sillybeliefs.com’s “admin” at the time of writing. Thus I phoned Counsell, who is a former electrician, listed on the 2011 Invercargill Electoral Roll as a technician. He claimed he was not involved in the writing of the website’s contents. He said he had offered to put his name on it, so those involved did not have “to be bothered with phone calls like this.” Needless to state Counsell is complicit in Sillybeliefs.com even though he says he does not want to be held accountable for the website’s contents. In addition, he said he was not willing to provide the names of those involved as “they did not want to be bothered.” No one wants to be held accountable for Sillybeliefs.com, which is hardly surprising given the malicious content on the website.
For starters Sillybeliefs.com refers to those who know about chemtrails/ geo-engineering as “chemtrail nutters.” This ad hominem attack approach is designed to appeal to one’s feelings or prejudices, rather than one’s intellect and is used repeatedly in the article, which supposedly digs into the issue of chemtrails/ geo-engineering, but barely puts the spade into the ground. For instance, under the heading ‘What evidence is there for chemtrails?’ it erroneously claims: “There are many Internet websites dedicated to alerting the public to the dangers of chemtrails, offering numerous photos and videos of nebulous trails in the sky. But of course it’s very easy to take these photos when in most cases chemtrails are indistinguishable from real contrails or real clouds.”
This statement is easily invalidated. At the time of writing there were 16,400,000 entries at Google under the search terms ‘YouTube’ and ‘chemtrails.’ sillybelief sillybeliefs
Anyone who has reasonable eyesight and prepared to spend fifteen or so minutes examining a sample of videos will see that one can readily disprove the Sillybeliefs.com claim that the trails are “nebulous,” which means ‘hazy, vague or indistinct,’ and “indistinguishable from real contrails or real clouds.” Good examples of chemtrails can be found at Weatherwars.info.
Chemtrails linger, sometimes for hours and can spread out to form cloud-like material. Condensation trails from jet aircraft normally fade away within a minute. Plus, there are other means by which one can distinguish chemtrails from ‘contrails’ or condensation trails, including that a proportion of the chemtrails have undulations at regular intervals along the bottom edge, suggesting that pumps are being used to eject the particulate matter. Here are excellent examples of such undulations in photos shot in Stratford, Taranaki in March 2010.
Furthermore, some planes have aerosol delivery devices along a large portion of the trailing edge of the wings, making it an impossibility for their wide trails to be mere condensation trails. See an example of this here. Note also that the trail stops and starts indicating an aerosol delivery device is being turned off and on.
The Sillybeliefs.com site misleadingly states: “Swinney (and others) also refer to chemtrails as ‘STRATOSPHERIC AEROSOL GEOENGINEERING’, which give them a real pseudoscientific ring.” The truth of the matter is that the term is used by academics and governments, who refer to the injection of particulates into the stratosphere, which is what chemtrailing usually refers to, as “Stratospheric Aerosol Geo-engineering.” This is the scientific name; it is not as Sillybeliefs.com indicates, a “pseudoscientific” name.
Furthermore, Sillybeliefs.com deceives its readers under the heading: ‘What evidence is there for chemtrails?’ There is no mention of the historical evidence, nor of the burgeoning body of scientific evidence related to chemtrails/geo-engineering. For instance, Sillybeliefs.com fails to mention that chemtrails were used by the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War to induce rain along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. This rainmaking story was on the front page of the New York Times in 1972 and on TV on the History Channel. It also fails to state that on October the 2nd, 2001, Rep. Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced the Space Preservation Act of 2001 – HR 2977, which called for the elimination of ‘exotic weaponry’ from space, including weather-modifying weapons such as ‘chemtrails.’ While this Act was amended and the term ‘chemtrails’ removed, the original which shows this technology exists, is on the Congressional Record. In addition, Sillybeliefs.com strangely fails to refer to the fact that the BBC, ITV, and the UK Guardian revealed that vast swathes of the UK population were sprayed with zinc cadmium sulfide from planes between 1955 and 1963. Cadmium is known to be harmful to human health and some of those who lived in areas that were heavily sprayed have attributed their development of cancers to this spraying. This is particularly important evidence for it proves that unwitting citizens were sprayed with a harmful compound by governments on a large scale, yet this was concealed from the public for decades. This demonstrates that chemtrails being used to negatively effect peoples’ health is not a wild conspiracy theory, as those at Sillybeliefs.com would have its readers believe, but reality. sillybeliefs.com sillybeliefs.com
In addition, while the Sillybeliefs.com site poses the question: “…do chemtrail proponents provide solid evidence that chemtrails aren’t contrails, and that they are made of harmful chemicals rather than water vapour?” it blatantly lies to its readers by claiming: “No, they don’t.” An investigation by a KSLA news team in 2008 found substances falling to earth from a high altitude aerosol trail contained high levels of barium (6.8 ppm) and lead (8.2 ppm), in conjunction with trace amounts of other chemicals including arsenic, chromium and cadmium. Watch the KSLA news story here.
Disturbingly, rainwater, snow and air tests for over a decade have revealed that chemicals are being disseminated into the atmosphere, including strontium, barium and aluminium. In 2001, highly respected researcher, Clifford Carnicom of Carnicominstitute.org, who made the ground-breaking documentary ‘Aerosol Crimes’ about chemtrails, reported finding “extraordinary levels of metallic particulates” within rainwater samples.
Likewise, the founder of Geoengineeringwatch.org, Dane Wigington of Shasta County, California has found there are massive and ever increasing quantities of the exact heavy metals called for in numerous geo-engineering patents in all of the samples he has had tested by a state certified laboratory. Listen to an interview with Dane Wigington, (September 1st, 2012).
Sillybeliefs.com asks, “Who is doing the spraying?” but insults peoples’ intelligence by employing misleading claims to ridicule chemtrail/ geo-engineering proponents, including by referring to a belief by some in shape-shifting reptilian aliens. If Sillybeliefs.com had been genuine about employing a scientific approach, then why did its author/authors not refer to the evidence regarding commercial aircraft spraying aerosols? So too evidence related to military aircraft spraying chemtrails/aerosols? And why did they not mention that Sir Richard Branson and Bill Gates have funded geo-engineering? That is relevant.
Why did they not mention that numerous universities and government agencies have been conducting studies in the field of geo-engineering for years? Why did they not mention that Obama’s Science Advisor, John P. Holdren said in 2009 that he is open to geo-engineering being used to combat “climate change”?
Also, they failed to refer to the document entitled Geoengineering: Workshop on Unilateral Planetary Scale Geoengineering, in which the Council on Foreign Relations proposes different methods of reflecting sunlight back into space, which include adding small reflecting particles in the upper part of the atmosphere and adding more clouds in to the lower part of the atmosphere.
Similarly, the Sillybeliefs.com section on “Who is doing the spraying?” left out mention of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program, created in 1989 with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and sponsored by the DOE’s Office of Science and managed by the Office of Biological and Environmental Research. An ARM program, Indirect and Semi-Direct Aerosol Campaign (ISDAC) is aimed at measuring “cloud simulations” and “aerosol retrievals.”
The US Air Force published a paper titled ‘Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025,’ in 1996 and as the documentary ‘Why In The World Are They Spraying? shows the weather is currently being modified around the globe using chemtrails. Did Sillybeliefs.com leave its readers completely in the dark because if it doesn’t exist at Sillybeliefs.com, it’s not a ‘fact’?
Personal Attacks Against Clare Swinney Made On Sillybeliefs.com
There are a variety of attacks against myself and misleading comments made about me in ‘Chemtrails – Death From Above?’ While my phone number is listed at whitepages.co.nz and an email address provided for me on the Northland NZ Chemtrails Watch website, I did not receive a phone call, nor an email from the person/people who wrote the article. Therefore, his/her/their claims about my motivations and beliefs are not based on research, as a reasonable approach would ensure, but rather on an inappropriately introspective approach for a site which claims to support science. For example:
“Clare Swinney’s personal claim to fame seems to be that she ‘wrote for ‘Investigate Magazine’ from 2000-2005′, which to us is just further evidence that her grasp on reality is rather tenuous. Not that she didn’t write for ‘Investigate’, the magazine run by Christian fundamentalist Ian Wishart, but that the implication is that this experience might have made her a believable investigative journalist.”
Sillybeliefs.com presented no concrete evidence to support their slanderous claim that I have a tenuous grasp on reality and its author or authors imply they know what my motivations were when I stated I wrote for Investigate from 2000-2005. Also, although it is in the public arena, the authors neglected to mention I have a M.Sc. (Hons), which would indicate I possess a rather good grasp on reality.
The Sillybeliefs.com site was incorrect when it stated: “And while happy to mention her time at ‘Investigate’ magazine, for some reason Swinney seems reluctant to reveal that she has since been writing for ‘UNCENSORED’ magazine..”
Unlike the author/authors of the ‘Chemtrails -Death From Above?’ for Sillybeliefs.com, I have used my real name in full on all of my articles for Uncensored magazine. Plus, Google: ‘Clare Swinney Uncensored’ and one will find numerous entries, including one of my most widely read articles that was posted on major alternative news sites, including Infowars.com, that mentions I wrote for Uncensored. See the evidence here: ‘Held In A Psychiatric Ward & Called Delusional For Saying 9/11 Was An Inside Job’.
Sillybeliefs.com also referred to my “9/11 conspiracy theories,” without specifying what they were. These related to the attacks of September 11th, 2001 being perpetrated by officials inside the US Administration, not Osama bin Laden and 19 Arab hijackers. The article neglected to mention that evidence has shown my theories were correct. Thanks to documentaries such as Confronting the Evidence, 9/11: Blueprint For Truth – The Architecture of Destruction, Loose Change: Final Cut, 9/11 The Road To Tyranny and 9/11 In Plane Sight many people across all walks of life are now aware of the evidence which shows that the official story of 9/11 is a fraud. Indeed, an interview with Jesse Ventura on Piers Morgan on the 17th of September, 2012 indicated that those who believe the official story of 9/11 are now in the minority. Click on link to watch excerpts of this Jesse Ventura interview.
In regard to my “9/11 conspiracy theories” Sillybeliefs.com attempted to undermine my reputation by stating Ian Wishart, the editor of Investigate magazine, (who promoted the official story of 9/11), was distancing himself from me. One of the reasons I stopped writing for this magazine and moved to the so-called “alternative media,” was because I knew the official story of 9/11 was a fraud and did not wish to write for a publication that did not acknowledge this. sillybeliefs.com sillybeliefs.com sillybelief sillybeliefs sillybeliefs
Investigate did acknowledge the existence of chemtrails though and Sillybeliefs.com appears to have overlooked this fact. In one of the first issues of Investigate, the December 2000 issue, there was the article titled: ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky,’ written by Canadian chemtrail researcher, William Thomas. Also, one of the Investigate magazine cover stories in 2002 was an article regarding weather modification technology, (including cloud seeding/chemtrails), titled: ‘Global Storming – America’s New Weapon.’ The cover photo was of an aircraft spraying a pinky-orange-coloured chemtrail.
The Sillybeliefs.com article on chemtrails has a section regarding the Christchurch earthquakes, where it is stated incorrectly: “Evidently, according to Swinney it was an evil government…” This is not true, I have not stated I believe the Christchurch earthquakes were due to an “evil government.” My website, Northland NZ Chemtrails Watch has referred to the many ‘coincidences’ associated with the earthquakes in a rational fashion, and included information from journalist Ben Vidgen regarding the technology linked to earthquake production that is in New Zealand.
To conclude, as is typical for a disinformation site, Sillybeliefs.com engages in a range of personal attacks, rather than dealing with hard evidence, in an attempt to prevent a rational and complete examination of evidence that will expose its writers as dishonest and deceitful. Their approaches are nothing new. Where the crime involves a high-level conspiracy, followed by an attempt to conceal what really went on behind the scenes from the public, such as the attacks of 9/11, 7/7 and chemtrails/ geo-engineering, for example, invariably a disinformation campaign is initiated against people who attempt to expose the truth. While mainstream media channels, mainstream newspapers and propaganda-based websites engage in a variety of tactics to suppress the truth, thankfully people are waking up and turning to alternative media sites for their information. Once you do your own research, the truth becomes apparent and you can recognise sites like Sillybeliefs.com for what they are.
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