Document talk:Chemtrails - Proof and Purpose

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"Barium is a piezoelectric substance"

No, barium is a reactive metal. Possibly the author is thinking about barium titanate. Robin (talk) 02:30, 26 November 2013‎ (IST) )

Unsubstantiated claims

In the first paragraph

"As the operations intensified, NASA, aviation authorities, and military organisations responded to queries made by concerned citizens that the trails in question were merely condensation trails (contrails) generated by jets, which, they claimed, have always persisted and expanded in all temperatures, humidity levels, and altitudes." Can the author be contacted to provide a reference to his source for this statement? Compare that false statement with, for instance, the FAA/EPA/NASA Fact Sheet about condensation trails:
I see no serious conflict between what the author says (as a single-sentence summary) and your reference pdf. To describe it s "false" is OTT IMO. --Peter P (talk) 07:26, 17 August 2014 (IST)
The statement is false in that the author claims that those agencies state that contrails persist and spread in all atmospheric conditions, as opposed to in certain conditions, which is the correct state of affairs - see the Fact Sheet I referenced. By attributing such a blatantly false statement to those agencies, I suspect the author is seeking to discredit them and make them out to be unreliable. --Yuri Zephyros (talk) 11:06, 17 August 2014 (IST) Edited for correct sense of emphasised words. Sorry is confusion was caused by my error with that. --Yuri Zephyros (talk) 10:53, 19 August 2014 (IST)
I do not see this as a big issue. The document you cite is a general orthodox description of the phenonomenon of jet-engine 'contrails'. The author is describing responses by the same organisations (plus those of the military) to repeated suggestions over an extended period that often, what appear to be contrails of that sort, are in fact the result of chemical spraying; such suggestions are consistently obfuscated by those same authorities by, for example, issuing factsheets that ignore the substantive issue. OK, maybe he ought to have provided a few references or worded things a bit differently but so what? Also, the issue is a trivial element of the article as a whole --Peter P (talk) 12:51, 17 August 2014 (IST)
The substantive issue of chemtrails (which is not actually addressed by the article) is that the trails in the sky are not the result of chemical spraying; they are in fact condensation trails. And it is that substantive issue that the fact sheet addresses; that was the purpose of publishing it - to inform everybody of the nature of the trails and to allay fears and suspicion. The statement we are discussing is 1) incorrect in itself, and 2) was not ever stated by the agencies named. It is in the opening paragraph and sets the scene for the rest of the article by attributing a patently and obviously false statement to "NASA, aviation authorities, and military organisations". It is obviously false because you do not see contrails everywhere, at all altitudes and in all atmospheric conditions.
The third sentence in the opening paragraph is also false. The aircraft making the trails are not "unmarked". They are ordinary passenger planes. There are plenty of photos of planes making trails where the airline livery is plainly recognisable, and sometimes even the registration of the aircraft. See also G Edward Griffin's aircraft identification conclusions: where he says, "We have tracked hundreds of these planes and learned that almost all of them are commercial flights loaded with passengers." --Yuri Zephyros (talk) 02:51, 18 August 2014 (IST)
Can we correct the statement in the article? Or do we just note that it is false here in Discussion, and provide the correct information. How about highlighting the bunk in the article, and providing correct information in a series of footnotes?
Actually, the introduction (yellow box at the top) is not even a correct statement about the article - "climate engineering" is not mentioned in the article at all! --Yuri Zephyros (talk) 03:50, 17 August 2014 (IST)
I mis-wrote "engineering" when I should have written "modification". Climate "anything" is not mentioned in the article. I will propose a replacement summary below (later). There are a lot of problems with this article. --Yuri Zephyros (talk) 02:51, 18 August 2014 (IST)

Editing this and ANY document

See Document Editing Rules.

No editing of the actual article other than to provide internal links and improve formatting. Use the 'Edit with form' option to edit explanatory information about the article. Issues concerning the alleged accuracy of information in the article (beyond the briefest of overall mentions in the "Wikispooks comment" section of the form) should be confined to the article discussion page. The 'yellow-box' info (ie the article description) is also OK to edit, but currently does not mention "Climate engineering" and frankly, for a brief intro, I personally regard what it does say as reasonable - but I'm open to argument that it isn't. You could also propose it for deletion as rubbish and/or author a page or debunking article with links yourself --Peter P (talk) 06:51, 17 August 2014 (IST)

Here is my suggestion for the article description - "An attempt to associate chemtrails (actually, contrails) with a US military research paper exploring future weather modification scenarios, and other atmospheric and near space research."
Actually the whole article is rubbish and should be removed and replaced with this article or maybe this one . They both seem well written; the second one has a bit more science than may suit this repository. --Yuri Zephyros (talk) 08:25, 18 August 2014 (IST)
Here are my problems with your "two serious errors" plus the first sentence being incorrect:
An equally valid interpretation, and the one which I believe the author intended, is that there have been many inquiries to those agencies where the Official Narrative atmospheric conditions did not apply but which nonetheless elicited the Official Narrative response per your link. That link represents the general case and is fairly typical of Official Narrative's in that it is accurate as far as it goes but does not address inconvenient anomalies ie con-trails produced by aircraft where the requisite atmospheric conditions did/do NOT apply and where aircraft ARE unmarked.
Back in 2012 I took a considerable interest in the issue when I noticed peculiar con-trails unlike anything I had seen in sky above my home before, both in track (not on a normal commercial airline route) and their development into a diffused hazy sky. I took lots of photographs of them. I checked the Flightradar web site real-time on several occasions and found that the aircraft making those trails did not appear on it. I looked at the aircraft through powerful binoculars but they were too high to glean any useful information beyond the fact that they were too large to be the sort of fighter aircraft that sometimes excercise in the skies above the Peak District. I considered an FOI inquiry but, being VERY long-in-the-tooth about such matters and it not being my most pressing concern, never got around to it. IOW, the first sentence can not be described catagorically as "incorrect" either.
I'm happy for all of this discussion - and more of it - to remain on the site but I do not consider it necessary to amend anything on the current article page itself - not yet anyway.
An additional general observation: There are undoubtedly many articles on Wikispooks that contain inaccuracies and which make unreferenced assertions about matters which are open to legitimate serious questioning and dispute. However, when introducing articles in the Description and Wikispooks Comment sections of article pages, and in contrast to the Commercially-controlled media, the presumption should always be AGAINST Official Narrative's. This is not to countenance or support blatant falsehood; it is merely a disposition demanding that Official Narrative's ALWAYS be treated with both suspicion and scepticism. One of my most uncomfortable examples of questionable Official Narrative's is the near universally accepted categorisation of the Reichstag Fire of 1933 as a false-flag event and relentlessly quoted as such by even the best 'alternative' journalism, when the best available evidence (IMO anyway) indicates (inconveniently) that it took Hitler, Goebels and Goring completely by surprise. Granted they then milked it for all it was worth but I seriously doubt they planned and executed it . There are many such documents on Wikispooks - notably (in the Reichstag Fire case) William Shirer's "File:The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich.pdf", but they have their place on the site and intelligent people can make up their own minds. --Peter P (talk) 10:32, 25 August 2014 (IST)

Handling Mistakes in Documents

Some of these documents do contain errors, no doubt, such as my earlier point about Barium. The question of what to do about this merits further reflection. The current rules provide only two options:

  1. A Wikispooks comment
  2. A link to a further explanation on the talk page

I dislike (1) because it won't scale well with multiple issues and because the comment field is intended to apply to the whole article, not particular parts of it. Option (2) is neater, but still requires the reader to change pages while reading, so is rather fiddly.

Peter's suggestion of authoring a document about this particular document is more suitable for large, ideological/philosophical disagreements, than correcting errors of fact such as the omission of the word "titanate".

I propose expanding the document editing rules to include a 3rd section to provide clear guidance for people who see errors within the Document: namespace. i.e.

  1. Since errors are not always clear cut, start with a query process of notifying the error on the talk page. An Errata section is a good idea (probably at the top).
  2. Next wait a specific period of time to collect opinions and (we hope) establish concensus.
  3. Amend the document by adding a tag inline that links to an erratum section on the same page (e.g. at the bottom).
    • (c.f. <ref>{{Erratum|2014-08-17|The author should have written "barium titanate".}}</ref>)

I used "ref" to demonstrate how it could work, but in fact this is inadequate - it must be clearly distinguished from an ordinary reference, to preserve the integrity of the original document. Unless there is a handy mediawiki tag we can draft into this (suggestions, anyone?) I recommend judicious use of SMW to make a suitable template. Robin (talk) 10:10, 17 August 2014 (IST)