reply to post by dplum517
You seem to be obsessed with who may be paying WHOM, in regards to this silly "chemtrails" hoax debate?
In fact why don't you tell us all WHO is PAYING you to post your crap all over the internet?
I suggest you turn that around, and pay very CLOSE attention to the motives behind a select few that are involved in spreading this "chemtrail" crap
all over the Internet!!
You must "follow the money", of course. ONE great (and easiest, from what I've heard) place to start is "Cliff Carnicorn". He may be (or may
not, but close) the "grandaddy" of "chemtrails".
Seems (and this should be easy to research?) he solicited donations, in the past, from "believers"....to amass enough funds to mount some airborne
tests of contrails, to determine what was in them. The final amount he collected varies, but I've "heard" a figure around $6,000. Naturally,
NOTHING ever came of his 'promises' and the money? No trace of it.
At every "chemtrail" website you visit, pay particularly close attention to whether or not they have an online "store" where they sell
merchandise...trinkets, really...sometimes under the guise of "sustaining funds" to keep the website active...or, they might just flatly ask for
AND, lest you think I am painting ALL "chemtrail" sites with the same broad brush....I will acknowledge that many of them are there for purely
"altruistic" reasons, by the site owners. Not for any selfish profit, but merely because they gullible enough to be duped, and now "believe" that
they are actually bringing something to the public's "attention". I feel most sorry for them, for being so naive. My animosity is reserved for
the charlatans, and hoaxers, who do the actual preying on the ignorant.
Oh, and BTW....Here on ATS? Like I told someone (was it THIS thread?? Might have been), an average rate for pilot ground school instruction is about
$45-55 per hour. This is right along with what a CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) may charge, nowadays. Of course, when you receive "dual" flight
instruction, you ALSO pay for the cost of the airplane rental, per hour. Prices HAVE gone up, since I used to teach for a living....if I remember,
way back then (late 1970s) I got about $15-18 per hour, depending on whether it was a Primary student, or Commercial/Instrument, or Multi-Engine
SO.....like I told the other ATS member? Here on ATS, I DON'T NEED THE MONEY! What is offered here is gratis
. In fact, everyone here does
it for free....yes, even the Staff Moderators.
Call it a "hobby". There is a sense of satisfaction that can be derived, knowing that ignorance is getting an ass-whuppin' --- up to the
limitations available in these forums, anyway.....
Oh, and.....since it is YOU who keeps raising the issue of, to paraphrase, accusing others of being "paid posters" ---- it certainly raises
suspicions in others' minds as to YOUR motives. When you play the j'accuse!
game, well....the phrase ...".....the (lady) doth protest
too much, methinks...
", (**) comes to mind.....just sayin'.......
**("lady" is correct, from the actual quote, and not meant to imply any specific gender towards the person referenced in this post. Original quote
source: Shakespeare; "Hamlet"
, Act III, Scene II).
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