The Saddest Protest I Have Ever Seen

January 24th, 2013

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This is not really a story of any significance, although that is what makes it so sad.   A woman in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania decided she was going to hold a protest against “chemtrails.”   I’m not sure what she hoped to acomplish.  Perhaps she just wanted to show the powers that be that the people were aware of their evil plans and didn’t like them.   Maybe she wanted to inspire others to join the movement.

Whatever the case, nobody else showed up for the protest, so it was just her in a gas mask, holding a sign.  The only other person there was the guy filming, who seems to be her significant other, based on the way she addresses him at the end.   Remarkably, she also decided it was a good idea to post it on Youtube and that doing so would look like something other than a pitiful display of isolation.



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It’s not that I want to just laugh at people, but sometimes it’s hard to avoid it.


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12 Responses to “The Saddest Protest I Have Ever Seen”

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    DV82XL Says:

    That’s about as pitiful as it gets. Of all the conspiracy theories out there chemtrails takes the cake for me because of the time I spent in aviation manufacturing and maintenance. The idea that the equipment to do this could be hidden on any aircraft such that those that work on them every day would not be aware is risible. Even more ludicrous is the idea that they would know and keep it a secret, given the types of personalities that I have had the pleasure of working with in that industry at the hanger-floor level.


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    Joffan Says:

    There seems to be plenty of people willing to broadcast their stupidity on Youtube.

    Bacteria, aluminum, barium. Dispersed from a couple of miles up… Spreading with the wind on the way down… Hmm, no numbers of course, but I’m guessing that it’s a good way to waste money to produce absolutely no effect.


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    BMS Says:

    Isn’t this a bit harsh? I mean, look at her. The poor thing, this “protest” is probably the only sun she has gotten all year. I hope that she remembered to use sun screen.

    We should encourage people like her to get out and enjoy the fresh air more (although the air would be fresher if she staged her “protests” somewhere other than a busy off-ramp of a major highway). Sitting in your parent’s basement, reading conspiracy blogs, and obsessing over chemtrails can’t be good for your health. ;-)


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    Andy Says:

    Dr. Buzzo, I would swear that the chick is my ex-daughter in law…but she lives in Nebraska, not Philly.

    Bad memories going on here…the body type, the dress, the pale skin, the reddish long hair, the voice…and the stupidity…all so familiar. If the chick hadn’t worn a gas mask, I could put this to rest, and sleep well tonight.

    I’m pretty sure it’s her. Maybe she’s moved. One can only hope that she has furthered her distance from me.

    One can only hope…


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    mike Says:

    She should join Greenpeace. Then she would have lots of like minded friends.


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    George Says:

    DV8SXL: “That’s about as pitiful as it gets. Of all the conspiracy theories out there chemtrails takes the cake for me because of the time I spent in aviation manufacturing and maintenance. The idea that the equipment to do this could be hidden on any aircraft such that those that work on them every day would not be aware is risible. Even more ludicrous is the idea that they would know and keep it a secret, given the types of personalities that I have had the pleasure of working with in that industry at the hanger-floor level.”

    Not to mention the fact that I’m 49 years old and I have seen these things (con trails) my entire life. They were there before too and I remember seeing films of World War 2 talking about the contrail effect and how they can last a long time.

    if they are trying to poison all of us, it must be really slow acting stuff.


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    Jason C Says:

    At least she had the thought to wear a gas mask near a busy intersection. I lived near an extremely busy intersection at one time near the freeway. Every week we would sweep a layer of thick black dust off the front porch. It even penetrated the crevices of the stucco. I wondered where all this black dust was coming from at first but then realized it must be micro dust particles from car tires. When 25,000 or more cars pass by within 10 feet of your front porch every day, you can expect a lot of tire and other dust fragments to be generated constantly by cars.

    We breath this dirt in, yet no one is crying foul over the extra pollution that some residents suffer unknowingly that live near high traffic areas. For certain areas this could be a public health concern, it obvious, but no one makes an issue out of it. Whereas “chemtrails” are not obvious, not proven, not a concern, and just plain wacko. But, it sounds exciting! And it could be a conspiracy!

    Extra car pollution in high traffic urban areas, well that’s just boring, no conspiracy there. It’s just the unexciting fact that some people actually do suffer air quality problems because of their proximity to high traffic thoroughfares and freeways.

    It makes one wonder, why is it that real issues that might be worth some protest get virtually no attention and totally bogus fabrications not worth a second glance get all of the attention?


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    Matte Says:

    Hmmm, too bad that gas mask cartridge does not seem to be loaded…


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    Will Says:

    This is really painful… Like it was pointed out, if it were a GROUP protest it would just look like a bunch of luddite idiots protesting something they don’t understand. As it is, she looks like a mental patient that no one cares to take off the street.

    Concerning Jason’s comment:

    “It makes one wonder, why is it that real issues that might be worth some protest get virtually no attention and totally bogus fabrications not worth a second glance get all of the attention?”

    I think that’s because they bizarre and bull**** cases out there are exciting while the real issues aren’t. Which is more exciting, the idea that nuclear is actually a cleaner and safer alternative to the currently accepted fossil fuel methods of energy production or that nuclear power is a barely understood Armageddon science that maniacal and egotistical scientists and greedy corporations insist on furthering under a great and shadowy global conspiracy?


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    L.Long Says:

    I just met a guy that believes almost all the conspiracy BS. Especially JFK killing and the 9/11 done by that incompetent Bush. But thinking on it ….maybe the whole ‘incompetent Bush’ was a show to hide the evil intelligence behind 9/11?? Maybeeee….????
    But this guy will not listen to anything that shows he’s silly. When asked why, he says its all over the internet don’t you read anything. But then it speaks volumes when you consider that he listens to FauxNews, Rush Limpall, Glen Begs, etc. When I ask for his evidence he says he read how some guy who claims to have it says he has it on the net.
    They are like fundies, don’t confuse me with facts I know what I believe and I have faith in its truth.
    Unlike Fundies though most of these silly people seem harmless.


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    DV82XL Says:

            L.Long said:

    Unlike Fundies though most of these silly people seem harmless.

    Conspiracy theories are harmful and this is why: anyone that pays attention to current affairs knows that evidence that politicians, of every stripe, in very nation, are little more than sock puppets of those that contribute campaign funds. Stories abound to the point where it is almost impossible to keep track of them, and it is clear that this problem is endemic. These then are the real conspiracies, and the ones that we should be outraged about.

    However it is very difficult to generate any meaningful discussion about these cases without attracting the nut-bars extending theories like the subject of this thread and similar, and the noise that they create drowns out consideration of real criminal acts that are being perpetrated by those in government. Omnibus bills, riders on legislation that are slipped in that have nothing to do with the reported thrust of the bill they are attached to, along with outright influence peddling, and other cases of glaring conflict of interest among other actions that we should be examining that are simply not getting the attention they deserve.

    I believe it is because the whole subject of governmental conspiracies has been tarred by this narrative genre that postulates complex plots which are put into motion by powerful hidden forces are most properly rejected as ridiculous, misconceived, paranoid, unfounded, outlandish or irrational, but which hides the tawdry facts of simple political corruption and makes taking about the latter difficult.


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    Daniel W Says:

    I have to admit…I went to a school (environmental magnet, for HS juniors and seniors) full of people like that. Good times.

    In any event she probably read something about the harmful effects of crop dusting, confused that dusty-smokey effect with a contrail, and assumed they were the same….and called ‘em suckers Chemtrails. I say, let her be… contrails aren’t the most attractive feature to a sunset.

    (can you tell I’m from Minnesota… We’re real nice here: we wait to get around the corner before snickering)


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