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Fairfax Prepares Anti-Chemtrail Resolution

What do you think of the chemical contrail theory?

At its Jan. 11 meeting, the Fairfax Town Council considered and decided to bring back next month a resolution condemning aerial geo-engineering, more commonly referred to as chemtrails, and declaring the town a chemtrail-free zone.

As an extensive article in The Pacific Sun explained on Friday, chemtrails are believed to be chemicals sprayed from jet planes and can be seen leaving large trails in the sky on a regular basis. Believers argue that these trails are different than standard contrails left by regular jets that emit condensation at high altitudes.

"You need only look up at the sky on any given day and watch what's happening," said former Councilman Lew Tremaine, who had originally proposed bringing the item to the Fairfax Town Council, but because he wasn't able to before his retirement, Mayor Pam Hartwell-Herrero sponsored the issue and resolution.

Tremaine went on to say that he believes the chemtrails are aluminum being used to seed clouds. He said he's seen an increase in aluminum in the water supply over the years, as well.

Supporters of the issue -- as detailed in The Pacific Sun article -- point out that geo-engineering, or weather modification, and seeding of clouds has been acknowledged and discussed at length in mainstream media. When you can look up and see large, long-lasting chemtrails behind jet planes in the sky, the argument goes, it is this cloud-seeding that is taking place.

"They say we go and spray stuff out of jet airplanes; we're able to manipulate weather. They make no bones about it," said Peter Kirby at the council meeting. Kirby is a San Rafael resident, who with Fairfax resident Valeri Hood brought the issue to the council. "They’re talking on and on and on about this and then you look up in the sky and there’s these X's and grids and circles and things."

You can read more about the arguments behind chemtrails.

For most of the believers, the simplest argument is to look up in the sky and see what the jet trails are leaving behind. A video of chemtrails from YouTube can be seen at right. You can also watch a Discovery Channel special about the controversial subject at right.

The FAA's response in the Pacific Sun article and repeatedly whenever the issue comes up: there is no such thing as chemtrails. These are simply regular jet contrails.

It is because of the conspiracy and fringe connotations that come with the term "chemtrail" that the Fairfax Town Council is revising the resolution to refer to "geo-engineering" instead.

For years, Diane Hoffman said, she thought it was ridiculous too. But, then she started paying attention. "I didn’t take the time to really pay attention and the last year or two I spent a lot of time looking at the sky – there is something going on that doesn’t seem natural at all."

Of course, that doesn't cut it for the skeptics, who think Fairfax is overstepping its bounds.

Fairfax resident Jory Prum argued at the start of the meeting that the resolution will "damage our reputation" as a town. Prum also, mockingly, urged the council to pass a resolution banning fire-breathing dragons from town.

"It's at least as important as the other resolutions you've passed," said Cindy Ross of the joke fire-breathing dragon ban. "After you're done with your busy work chasing mythical beasts, then I'd like you to look at crosswalks."

Do you think the council should take a position on geo-engineering and chemtrails?

C Ross January 28, 2012 at 07:19 PM
So, Cigarettes have to be dropped out of airplanes every day before you consider them a health hazard? Hmmm, just today when I was walking my dog, just one man, smoking one cigarette walking slowly down the street taking drags every few yards stunk up entire Downtown Fairfax, even getting smoke in MY hair and on my clothing so that I have to change my clothes to avoid getting sick. I'm with Bubble on this one, but I doubt it would fly -- yes pun intended -- in this at times very nutty and hypocritical town. :-(
C Ross January 28, 2012 at 07:39 PM
PS Rich: What about a DHMO resolution? Did you know that DHMO is prevalent in both chemtrails and acid rain?
Rich Buckley January 28, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Cindy, You convinced me of several things, two of which are very important to me, (a) I will keep my day job after all and not rely on stand-up-comedy, that'll make Dad happy, (b) I should never be trusted to serve as a diplomat as most probably I would start a war by mistake.
valeri hood January 28, 2012 at 09:49 PM
rich- just read your piece about keeping your job you are funny thanks for the levity!
Rich Buckley February 03, 2012 at 04:14 PM
When will Fairfax vote on the resolution?
C Ross February 03, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Rich: I believe the resolution will be heard at the March meeting, which I think will be March 7. I hope to be there with my sword and tin foil helmet. :-)
Leigh Kalvelage February 06, 2012 at 02:59 AM
I live in Woodacre and the spraying was soooo bad today. The sky should have been clear blue...but instead it was a think white chmtrail cloud. My Fiance and I watched several planes go over fairfax and lay gigantic trails in the sky, they never evaporated they just spread out and turned the sky into a white blanket betwwen us and the Sun. This is DISGUSITING. THis is our earth and these chemicals are destroying it. What do I have to do to get involved. I see this, I know it is true and I want to help fight the monsters that are responsible
Rich Buckley February 06, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Leigh, (PART 1) Here is a limited list of things one can do to get involved: (1) Learn the state of the scientific evidence such as it is: http://tinyurl.com/6ph234r (2) Subscribe to updates from California Sky Watch and Long Island Sky Watch (3) When you think you can fill out 20 - minutes of semi-informative talk, (this is the scary part) offer to be a guest speaker to group in your local area where you are personally known and obviously loved, this might be in relevant school classrooms, from economics, to Future Farmers to physics and life sciences. Even better, try local professional agricultural boards or irrigation districts, or your own church groups, or veteran organizations, vet hospitals (they vote too), there is a tie-in to nearly any type of group you choose to focus on. Find a group and make the offers until offers start being accepted. See Leigh, (PART 2)
Rich Buckley February 06, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Leigh, (PART 2) (4) REALLY IMPORTANT: Write and encourage congressional candidates to educate them on the subject. Newcomers and challengers are open to carry the flag for truth, openness and transparency on any subject. Most all the incumbents on the other hand respond to the subject with "plausible deniability", and will not include any reference to your subject in response to inquiry. Possibly like my congressman who holds membership on relevant committees, he obviously sits on committees that either know all about it or should have known, so don't expect much from incumbents. (5) Deal with deniers and debunkers, don't ignore them. Cite the science as best you can to support you position. (6) Be creative, follow your own intuition on what you can do.
valeri hood February 06, 2012 at 04:36 PM
I think the most important thing to do here is back up any observations with the facts that have been discovered-otherwise, it leaves us open to the types of attack seen in the responses above. Having worked to defeat the LBAM spray for so long with many other dedicated people, attending 100's of organizational and public meetings, I can say that it takes a lot of work to bring people along who are not willing to look at the evidence. In this case, it is right in front of our eyes. In the case of LBAM we had 1000's of people who were made sick by overflights. Many of the people I worked with to defeat the LBAM watched the overflights of persistent contrails- we were concerned at the time that the pesticide might already be being sprayed- I tabled day after day in front of the Good Earth, watched the planes fly in from all directions- sometimes over 100/day - creating tic tac toe grids in the sky that persisted and 'whited out' the sky. I had no idea what was going on, but knew I'd never noticed anything like it before. 100's of people reported seeing the same phenomen from all over the bay area-many said that they'd been watching it since the 1990's. Few claimed to 'know' what it was. I rely on our former agricultural commissioner and the scientists in the Shasta area who have done the science & critical observation & have documented facts as to the chemicals that are now building up in our soils & our bodies- they feel that there is significant evidence for an investigation.
C Ross February 06, 2012 at 06:10 PM
As someone who fought the LBAM spraying, but is having serious problems with the chemtrail conspiracy theories, I want to make a few comments. There was a very real threat from the spraying of pesticides, that already wreaked havoc on Monterey Bay, killed sea birds and sickened thousands of people, and would have continued to do the same if not for the expose and organized protests. However, in my opinion there were two factors that made fighting the LBAM program even more difficult than it should have been: 1) Conspiracy theorists attending rallies simply couldn't keep the focus on the facts of bugs and pesticides and invariably went off on tangents about 911 and other alleged government plots, also bringing all sorts of unrelated political agendas into the mix 2) Many smokers -- both cigarettes and pot -- not only attended rallies and meetings, not only making it difficult for people with allergies and chemical sensitivities (ie those people MOST at risk) to attend (OMG, the Sausalito benefit with all the Deadheads getting high was so bad many people left to avoid getting sick!), but ruining the credibility of those legitimately fighting the issue. Now is there a problem with chemicals and toxins in our environment? I'm SURE there is. In fact I bet a lot of it is starting right here down on earth with all the smoke and pollutants rising into the environment. But worldwide plots to poison us from airplanes? Sorry, I don't think so.
valeri hood February 07, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Cindy- your comments are a bit farfetched- our core group of organizers and fundraisers met in a house in Tiburon- I never saw you there. We met there for many months. We put together the campaign from there and the fundraising activities, planned our events and fortunately had a successful campaign. I can promise you that there was no talk about 'conspiracy' theories and definitely no smoking. I am sure that your comments will give everyone a good laugh. I am sure I did not say anything about world wide plots to poison us from airplanes. Maybe you should reread my statement?
C Ross February 07, 2012 at 02:04 AM
There's a reason why you never saw me with the "core" group: I was never there. I got involved with the issue before that group started meeting. And rather than waste my time with "meetings" and "fundraising" (for what?) I put my efforts (and talents) into direct communications with the governor and the agriculture secretary, and working with people in Santa Cruz, Berkeley and San Francisco. I got the school district I was working for at the time to adopt a resolution against LBAM spraying (the only school district to do so). I also attended the rally in Sausalito -- don't believe you were there -- at which Charles McGlashan spoke, Maria Muldaur sang (she and I walked over the GG bridge together), and which a ton of deadheads (who could care less about pesticides, but came to see, I believe Bob Weir) were smoking a ton of pot, including by all the "No Smoking" signs. BTW, my comments were not intended to amuse, nor do I appreciate the implication that I am making things up. Perhaps you should ask Frank about the time he and I drove to Sacramento together, and he -- gasp -- drank out of a styrofoam cup. But perhaps you're even proving my point. I was doing a lot, to the best of my ability, to make some real changes, but many of "your" group didn't even notice. Nor did you notice the kooks that latched on to STS. BTW: the LBAM program WAS a "plot" to poison us from planes. But this isn't STS. Why don't you re-read the Pacific Sun? Chemtrails and hedge funds...Seriously?
Kelly Daugherty February 16, 2012 at 01:36 AM
The illegal Geo-Engineering above our heads needs to stop. It is obviously bad for our health, food, water, weather, for they say nothing about it when all can see what is going on. I have pictures of them putting down large grids late at night while everyone is sleeping .. Sickening.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/40003627@N03/sets/72157627980192086/
Kate Willens February 26, 2012 at 07:15 AM
Hard to believe that people who have eyes and look up would even question that this is occurring. I commend Fairfax for taking a step in the right direction. I hope to do the same in my town of Sebastopol, fully understanding that the step will likely not change the airspace above my town, but it will raise consciousness about the onslaught upon human beings that is happening without our consent in our very skies, and in the air we breathe, and to the animals and plants we live with and consume.
Sebbe February 27, 2012 at 01:24 PM
I use a humidifier with vinegar (white) and water to kill chemtrails and fake clouds. It really works!
C Ross February 28, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Ah, yes the irony! (Wasn't that Mr. H I saw smoking outside the Sleeping Lady last night?)
Jory Prum February 28, 2012 at 09:34 PM
I have a rock here that repels elephants. Want to buy it? It works really well. Anyone with eyes can look around and see there are no elephants!
C Ross February 29, 2012 at 03:13 AM
Here's what I have to say to all those geo-engineers, government agents, banks, hedge funds, AND fire-breathing dragons threatening our air space: http://www.crunkcodes.com/media/4/87f547db377b2f18f7a21cfa5103de72.jpg
Rich Buckley February 29, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Well said Cindy Ross. The Blog, "Before It's News" http://tinyurl.com/6scudqf added another descriptive analysis entitled "Chemtrails And Depopulation - An Insider Speaks Out"
Jon Meyer February 29, 2012 at 06:28 PM
I think Jory has this right. What's funny about the article Richard puts forth is a typical conspiracy scenario where the author is not credited for "fear of retaliation". This allows anybody with a semi-scientific background and a good sense of humor to write these things for kicks many and the many ads that are listed on that page. In short, it's good money. If you haven't seen Jude Law's character in Contagion, it's pretty much spot on how bloggers propagate these for revenue. Additionally, there has been no study that compares contrail, possible chemtrail, and air traffic records. Here is a map what normal air traffic looks like: http://www.crisisfronts.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/air-traffic-control-map.gif You'll see tons of contrails where commercial air traffic is present, especially within 100 miles of major urban areas and capitals. If WikiLeaks can break top secret government cables, then surely there is a rogue, notable scientist who has done his or her homework to fully prove or disprove chemtrails. And not the ones on Alex Jones or George Noory. Those guys make a fortune on paranoia.
Rich Buckley March 01, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Re: John Meyer's comment. You may be right but I've had my own encounters with the bigger truths that altered my view of "common sense reality". Censorship & Reality–If It Doesn’t Get Reported, It Never Happened! This is the way it works. False Flags start wars and Government Secrets usually run three levels or more deep. http://johnkettler.com/censorship-why-etseds-never-make-news/
Jon Meyer March 01, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Thanks, Rich. I am very familiar with censorship in mass media, but feel that most people in this thread who are concerned about "chemtarils" don't fully undertsand that they are seeing honest to goodness contrails almost 100% of the time - water vapor and condensation, and temperature change better the Earths various layers of the atmospheres and wind velocities and thermals that can disperse a contrail quickly or have it slowly expand for minutes or hours. Also, since Fairfax is so small, having the counsel waste time on this a tiny statement but will accomplish nothing becuase we are within 100 miles *four* international airports (SFO, Oakland, Sacramento, and San Jose). There is no way contrails (aka chemtrails) will be limited because no one can tell the difference much less prove otherwise. My recommended reading material, since there has been so much for pro-chemtrail: http://www.thevenusproject.com/downloads/ebooks/Carl%20Sagan%20-%20The%20Demon%20Haunted%20World.pdf
Jon Meyer March 01, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Ooops.. "water vapor and condensation, and temperature change *through* the Earths various layers..."
Rich Buckley March 01, 2012 at 03:21 AM
John, Chemtrail activists are in the main taking a methodical, responsible approach empirically and scientifically. By and large the people drawn to this effort have learned how to unravel obvious government conspiracy strategically using the alternative media: (1) Daily videos from all over the world:  http://tinyurl.com/3jbyual (2) Top experts carefully assembled scientific evidence, for example:       Man-made Climate Change in the Skies Common Wealth Club Panel of Experts http://tinyurl.com/6ph234r Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University Eric Karlstrom, Professor of Geography, California State University; Filmmaker Allan Buckmann, Former Scientist, California Fish and Game; Presenter, UN Conference on Global Warming Rosalind Peterson, President and Co-founder, Agriculture Defense Coalition; Former U.S.D.A., Farm Service Agency  Christie Dames, CEO, TechTalk / Studio – Moderator Many pilots and former pilots participating, both military and civilian (3) Careful documentation of scientific papers, Long Island Sky Watch together with the first template created for community activists to replicate in other communities. (4) Responsible nonviolent Political action speaking truth to power and raising public awareness against all the levers of government censorship.
valeri hood March 01, 2012 at 04:56 PM
interesting sites http://normandywessexchemtrails.webs.com/apps/donations/ http://thesechangingtimezradio.ning.com/ FreeTruth Show Mondays from 9pm GMT. Bournemouth British Constitution Group http://bbcg.org.uk/ TREATY ON OPEN SKIES http://www.osce.org/library/14127 HOUSE OF COMMONS GEOENGINEERING REPORT http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200910/cmselect/cmsctech/221/221.pdf Bill Gates backs climate scientists lobbying for large-scale geoengineering http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/feb/06/bill-gates-climate-scientis… BOURNEMOUTH AIR FESTIVAL SATURDAY AUGUST 20th 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7j5b7M1gao Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025 http://csat.au.af.mil/2025/volume3/vol3ch15.pdf DAVID ATTENBOROUGH POPULATION CONNECTION http://populationmatters.org/ Policy Implications of Greenhouse Warming http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309043867 H.A.A.R.P. OFFICIAL WEBSITE http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/ OPEN SKIES TREATY http://www.ntip.navy.mil/open_skies/index.shtml CHECK OUT http://cuttingthroughthematrix.com/ TESTS OF CHEMTRAIL FALL OUT http://www.carnicominstitute.org/ ROYAL INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS http://www.chathamhouse.org/ Fox News Chicago heatwave Chemtrail spin from Tammie Souza http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19tAT1DWIqU&feature=related http://longislandskywatch.com/ www.youtube.com/user/Jokertattooo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3VvXOkCI4k
Rich Buckley March 01, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Stunning list, Valeri.
C Ross March 01, 2012 at 06:09 PM
May be a "stunning" list, but it still doesn't prove anything, nor does it have to do with the Town of Fairfax taking a stand on "chemtrails", especially since the original resolution presented for consideration by the Fairfax Town Council, not only was not at the request of a Fairfax resident, but put the blame on banks, insurance companies and hedge funds. Come on folks! PS I have seen some pretty bizarre photos myself (e.g. some taken by my friend in NJ who is very frustrated by what she describes as endless days and nights of criss-crossing grids that make everything look black and smoky. But promoting hoaxes, conspiracy theories, and getting the town council involved in this manner with all the "hoopla", nonsense and misinformation, is not only a waste or time, but an outright embarrassment and insult. (PS to well, you know who y'all are: It is I who will no longer put up with this abuse of power, condescension, or outright nastiness from you. Debate me online, or meet with me to discuss (yes even argue) over a cup of tea. But please don't send me offensive personal messages, or yell at me at 711. You may not agree with me, you may not like me, but *I* am a MEMBER of this community and you may NOT treat me like that.)
valeri hood March 01, 2012 at 06:27 PM
you are welcome Rich the disinfo floks are very busy on this site- to be expected the first is a video which documents the govt HAARP site - states that they are doing these experiments- good luck to these guys who believe they can use vinegar to help- wonder if any of these doubters will look at any of the documentation- it is so easy to continually call peoples sanity into question- hoping that people will fall into line instead of looking at the evidence themselves- we've forgotten about fukushima- the media and disinfo people are so busy with the constant distractions!
Rich Buckley March 01, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Cindy, It's really hard to carry your burden thrust on you by us. It is absolutely reasonable you demand our understanding too. In 1965 while a USMC fighter pilot my colleague (an RIO) and I encountered a 3000+- foot diameter UFO; we were at 55,000 feet, it was at 125,000 feet over the Kagoshima Volcano on the Southern Island of Japan. This event (and others) open my eyes to a bifurcated reality our society has created and it is unreasonable for those of us who have these encounters to expect others, relying on the sciences taught in school, to except such a huge displacement in your comfort zone from all you cherish and hold dear to buy into our views without proof. I am ever mindful of your heavy burden and humbly respect your diligence to be fair. You will only always have my love for your willingness to listen. We are each brought to these positions on opposite sides of viewing reality through many different paths. My path was a Doubting Thomas path to a spiritual awakening over a lifetime of events. Our burden is our loneliness in seldom finding acceptance. Our task is to try and bring scientific proof as best as we are able taking whatever length of time it may require to ply you with whatever evidence we can assemble. Our failing is sometimes due to our own impatience and inability to figure out how to construct a proof for you that becomes real in your reality. Rich Buckley, Pres. Peace and Conflict Resolution.Org http://tinyurl.com/463w52s

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