February 17, 1999



Massive cover up of mysterious military operations spreading toxic contrails and poisoning millions of Americans

SOME FEEDBACKS ALREADY RECEIVED ON THIS

Hello,

This is one of the most bizarre things I've ever heard about and reported to my contacts around the world. I would be happy to report some better news, believe me, but this one really blows up my mind. What is going on in the US and, to a lesser extent, in the UK? At first, I did not want to believe this ghoulish information as you will see in my comment to Shanna who asked me to run something on this Contrail thing a couple weeks ago. I had read on this some time before and, at first, dismissed it as some possible hoax or gross exageration. But as the evidences accumulated from various sources, I was forced to change my mind (see all the info below).

This thing is real and MUST be reported and widely circulated to alert the people in the US to what is going on in the skies. And while the US military underground and unelected *real* government is pursuing this mass poisoning of America in broad daylight in front of millions of witnesses - and with only a deafening silence from the Dis-information media in response - there are Delta Force military trainings with live ammunitions going on in the middle of cities in Texas with swarms of unmarked black helicopters sending masked soldiers rapelling down ropes, firing like crazy and even putting fire to buildings and frightening innocent by-standers and old women. More such exercizes are apparently planned. What are *they* up to???

"FEMA official says Operation Last Dance attacks on Texas are part of training for massive gun round-up operations. The FEMA official said that this is the offical war-game scenario of the Operation Last Dance attacks."

Check the whole story at: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/bluesky_exnews/19990215_xex_fear_and_loa.shtml

If you want to do something after reading this contrail story, you can widely recirculate this information. As for the aspartame poisoning, the more people are alerted, the better. You can also call your local newsmedia outlet and ask them why they don't report on this. Call the live radio talk shows and present this issue.

You may also use this following new service - for what it's worth anyway, for without participatory direct democracy, the current system of representative democracy is just a big sham...

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I FIRST WROTE TO SHANNA AFTER SHE SENT ME INFO ON THE CONTRAILS

Yes I had already read this article recently. Have you really checked the authenticity of this whole story. It sounds like another Internet hoax to me.

You see, if we start alarming everyone with something which turns out as a hoax later, we then discredit ourselves entirely for any future alarm sounding action... And then who knows if such extreme stories are not planted by government CIA operatives to precisely discredit the Internet community of activists which has proven to be so efficient in the MAI protests and the anti-whale LFAS tests?...

Jean




AND THEN I RESPONDED TO HER AFTER READING THIS ARTICLE BELOW:

Well, Environmental News Service is a credible source to me. Thanks for passing it along. It indeed looks like yet another criminal and very dangerous scheme from the US military and secret government.

Could it be in fact that they are creating cloud cover over certain area of the States to hide highly secret military operations on continental US territory from the prying eye of Russian or Chinese spy satellites? Don't know!

One thing sure, these activities need to be exposed. But who will do it. Certainly not the elite-controlled US media which as far as I can see are mostly packaging non-news and trivial stuff or (until recently) obsessing about the very convenient media-attention-grabbing Zippergate...

Anyway, I'll include something on this new mysterious military ploy in a coming email.

Keep me posted

And make sure you carry a gas mask and a protection suit next time you go outside... (Just kidding)

Jean




Contrails Mystify, Sicken Americans by William Thomas

SEATTLE, Washington, January 8, 1999 (ENS) - Contrails spread by fleets of jet aircraft in elaborate cross-hatched patterns are sparking speculation and making people sick across the United States.

Washington state resident William Wallace became ill with severe diarrhea and fatigue after watching several multi-engine jets spend New Year's day laying cloud lines in an east to west grid pattern. A neighbor working outside came down with similar symptoms. But their wives, who remained indoors, suffered no ill effects from the inexplicable maneuvers which observers liken to high-altitude "crop-dusting" by unidentifed multi-engine aircraft.

Condensation trails, called contrails, are generated at altitudes high enough for water droplets to freeze in a matter of seconds and not quickly evaporate - typically where the temperatures are below -38 degrees Celcius.

Contrails can form through the addition of water vapor to the air from the jet engine exhaust. Even tiny nuclei released in the exhaust fumes may be sufficient to generate ice crystals, and hence, condensation trails.

Wallace wonders if ethylene dibromide, a highly toxic component of JP-8 jet fuel, is making people sick. Similar incidents over Las Vegas last year prompted a US Air Force spokesman to explain that the military aircraft were "dumping fuel" before landing.

But the strange spray patterns are being reported repeatedly over towns in at least 29 states.

Wallace has been watching formations of high-flying jets weave grid-like contrails above his home since last summer. Each time, "We get a taste in our mouth," he reports. He and his wife Ann get "kind of tired and sick," having "no energy to do anything."

After plants began dying around his mountain cabin, "I got real sick for about three weeks," Wallace relates. "My eyes watered. Fluid came out of my nose. I could hardly move my arm up above my head to comb my hair for about a week."

Wallace and his wife are not alone in their plight. In March, 1996, Dr. Greg Hanford bought an expensive camera and binoculars to keep an eye on jets spraying white bands above his Bakersfield, California home. Hanford has counted 40 or 60 jets on some "spray days."

"Everybody seems to be getting sick from it," Hanford told ENS. "Hackin' and coughin' when you really get nailed with this stuff." The dentist, many of his patients and two receptionists have repeatedly contracted severe respiratory infections. Hanford's illness lingered for five months despite courses of four different antibiotics.

"It's really weird," Hanford says. "You think two jets are going to hit each other - and then they make an X." The dentist says he has sometimes seen "furry globular balls" spread downwind in a long feather from the high-flying aircraft.

Unlike normal contrails, which dissipate soon after a lone jet's passage, video taken by Wallace and Hanford show eerily silent silver jets streaming fat contrails from their wingtips in multiple, criss-cross patterns. But instead of dissipating like normal contrails, these white jet-trails coalesce into broad cloud-bands that gradually occlude crystal clear skies.

"Passenger jets don't make contrails that stay and become clouds," Wallace observes.

Government officials deny that anything unusual is taking place. When Hanford called the local airport, tower personnel told him there was nothing going on." The jets were "just commercial" undergoing "international flight training."

But a skeptical Hanford responded, "Is the FAA going to allow two jets to come at each other?"

Pseudo-color, multispectral images taken April 20, 1994 by a NOAA satellite, reveal a number of contrails over Oklahoma and Kansas. X'es, overlapping W's and the Roman numeral XII are among the patterns flown by the mystery aircraft. Last June, Hanford watched four aircraft spraying in circles to form a perfect bulls-eye.

Through his Swaroski binoculars, Hanford could see what "looked like a 737" painted all-white on top with an "orangish-red" underbody and red engine cowlings. Another 727-like aircraft was painted "all-white with a black stripe up the middle of fuselage." None of the planes carried identifying markings.

Pat Edgar has been watching the jets spraying over eastern Oklahoma since a sunny day in October, 1997 when as many as 30 contrails gradually occluded the sky. "They look like they're playing tic-tac-toe up there," he says. "You know darn well it's not passenger planes."

Edgar says he has watched "cobwebbing stuff coming down" from the zigzagging jets flying "all day long, line after line, back-and-forth, like furrows in a farm field."

Edgar adds that "There is a lot of Lupus in the area now. A lot of women have come down with it."

Edgar's father-in-law, a former judge, and three or four other close friends were hit hard in their immune systems. Symptoms include swollen hands and legs, night fever and shortness of breath.

Retired Oklahoma state judge Bill Ed Rogers now runs out of breath after walking 20 feet to the bathroom. Climbing stairs, he says, "is directly out of the question."

Rogers, does not attribute his strange malady to the mystery jets. But neither he nor his doctors can explain his breathing difficulty, which began shortly after spraying began in November, 1997, and is getting worse. The 57 year old former judge says he thought he was experiencing congenital heart failure when he was admitted into the Mayo clinic last January. But after being diagnosed with severe inflamation in his right lung, a team of top surgeons were unable to pump an unidentified "jello-like" fluid from his lung.

Edgar, Wallace, Hanford and other eye-witnesses are uneasy over the ongoing aerial "experiments and the secrecy surrounding them. "They're gettin' ready, practicing," Edgar believes, for some kind of mass population cull.

Before Edgar sold his restaurant, customers came in complaining of airplanes "flyin' around all night" over a remote area of Oklahoma. In the morning, they could see "stuff comin' out of their wings."

Edgar says he knows four-dozen witnesses who have "come down violently ill, coughin' up blood for two weeks - or [with] real bad nosebleeds." As far as he's concerned, "it had to be something in that doggone plane that was spillin' out in the middle of the night."

Edgar joins witnesses across the U.S. who worry that whoever is behind the mystery spraying just has to "come up with something a little stronger later on. It's just a guess," he says. "But it sure seems weird. They have a mission. They go back and forth all day. Hey man I'm talkin' hundreds of contrails in a day! It's unbelievable."

Mystery Contrails May Be Modifying Weather by William Thomas

SEATTLE, Washington, January 12, 1999 (ENS) - U.S. Air Force aerial tankers may be causing and seeding clouds to modify the weather. The condensation trails and chemicals spread by these aircraft could be what is making some people sick in Tennessee, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Nevada, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Maryland, Oklahoma, Washington state and California.

Tommy Farmer, a former engineering technician with Raytheon Missile Systems, has been tracking patterns of jet contrails phenomena for more than a year. Farmer has "positively identified" two of the aircraft most often involved in the aerial spraying incidents as a Boeing KC-135 and Boeing KC-10. Both big jets are used by the US Air Force for air to air refueling. A Boeing T-43 used for navigation training and mapping may also be involved.

Confirming reports from eye-witnesses across the United States, Farmer reports that all aircraft are painted either solid white or solid black with the exception of two KC-135s which were in training colors - orange and white. No identifying markings are visible.

Farmer has collected samples of what he calls "angel hair" sprayed by the mystery aircraft on six occasions since February, 1998. Four samples have been taken since November, 1998.

Farmer says that globular filaments resembling ordinary spider webs, "usually fall in clumps or wads ranging from pencil eraser size to the size of a balled up fist."

Winds often whip the cobweb-like material into filaments as long as 50 feet (15.3 metres). Farmer told ENS that the sticky substance "melts in your hands" and "adheres to whatever it touches."

Farmer urges caution to collectors after becoming ill after his first contact with the "angel hair." Like Bakersfield, California dentist Dr. Greg Hanford and other ground observers exposed to the spraying, Farmer's ensuing sore throat and sinus infection lasted several months.

After repeatedly observing aircraft spraying particulates "in front of and into cloud systems," Farmer is "fairly certain the contrail phenomena is one part of a military weather modification weapons system."

He notes that because the chemical contrails allow much more moisture to form inside cloud systems, severe localized storms result from the aerial seeding while surrounding areas that have surrendered their moisture to the storm cells experience drought.

The huge Xs being traced by formations of tanker jets in the sky can be tracked by satellite and coordinated with the crossed-beams of ionospheric heaters to heat the upper atmosphere - changing its temperature and density and enhancing the storm's effects.

Based in Gakona, Alaska, this unclassified joint U.S. Air Force and Navy project known as the High Altitude Auroral Research Project (HAARP) has for the past several years been using phased array antennas to steer powerful beams of tightly-focused radio waves "to stimulate," heat and steer sections of the upper atmosphere.

Awarded in 1985 to MIT physicist Bernard Eastlund, HAARP's commercial patent claims that directed energy beams of more than one-billion watts can be used for "altering the upper atmosphere wind patterns using plumes of atmospheric particles as a lens or focusing device" to disturb weather thousands of miles away.

In an interview with this reporter, Eastlund admitted, "I had looked at using this intense beam, which can be angled, to do some experiments in terms of guiding the jetstream, moving it from one spot to another. I presume it s possible, which might lend credence to these other things."

In a U.S. Air Force research study, "Weather as a Force Multiplier" issued in August, 1996, seven U.S. military officers outlined how HAARP and aerial cloud-seeding from tankers could allow U.S. aerospace forces to "own the weather" by the year 2025. Among the desired objectives were "Storm Enhancement," "Storm Modification" and "Induce Drought."

According to the Air Force report, "In the United States, weather-modification will likely become a part of national security policy with both domestic and international applications."

Within 30 years, the Air Force foresees using Weather Force Support Elements with "the necessary sensor and communication capabilities to observe, detect, and act on weather-modification requirements to support U.S. military objectives" by using "using airborne cloud generation and seeding" techniques being developed today, the 1996 Air Force report says.

But on its HAARP website, the U.S. Navy says, "The HAARP facility will not affect the weather. Transmitted energy in the frequency ranges that will be used by HAARP is subject to negligible absorption in either the troposphere or the stratosphere - the two levels of the atmosphere that produce the earth's weather. Electromagnetic interactions only occur in the near-vacuum of the rarefied region above about 70 km known as the ionosphere."

Still, according to the Air Force's 1996 report, other routine weather-modification missions will deploy "cirrus shields" formed by the chemical contrails of high-flying aircraft "to deny enemy visual and infrared surveillance."

When it is completed, the HAARP antenna array will consist of 180 antennas on a total land area of about 33 acres. The final facility will have a total transmitter power of about 3,600 kilowatts.

When the HAARP facility is completed, the transmitter will be able to produce approximately 3.6 million watts of radio frequency power, the HAARP website states. The Air Force says HAARP transmitters have been designed to operate "very linearly so that they will not produce radio interference to other users of the radio spectrum."

Farmer guesses that besides its obvious tactical military applications, aerial-seeding of contrail-clouds aligned in HAARP's characteristic grid-patterns could be part of a secret U.S. government initiative to address the global weather crisis brought about by atmospheric warming.

The aircraft spraying that has sickened Americans across the country may not be confined to the United States. On August 11, 1998, "USA Today" reported dozens of residents of Quirindi, Australia "swearing they saw cobwebs fall from the sky" after unidentified aircraft passed overhead.

Environment News Service (ENS) 1998. All Rights Reserved.




Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 22:29:42 -0400 (AST) From: Mark Graffis <ab758@virgin.usvi.net> Subject: HOSPITALS JAMMED AS BANNED PESTICIDE IS SPRAYED FROM THE SKIES

Check out this pic taken in MD a few days ago: http://www.erols.com/igoddard/con-com1.jpg

by William Thomas posted February 15,1999

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - As formations of unmarked tanker aircraft continue to criss-cross American skies on a mission authorities refuse to disclose, an environmental laboratory has identified an extremely toxic component of the spray drifting over cities and countryside.

ENS has learned that samples of oily fallout collected by farmers, truck drivers and pilots in Maryland and Pennsylvania were tested by Aqua-Tech Environmental of Marion, Ohio in September, 1997 and found to contain ethylene dibromide (EDB). An extremely hazardous pesticide, EDB was banned by the US Environmental Protection Agency in 1983.

But in 1991, the composition of jet fuel used by commercial and military jet aircraft in the U.S. was changed from JP4 to somewhat less flammable JP8. A Department of Defence source says the move "has saved some lives" in air crashes. Ethylene dibromide is a key component of JP8.

The 1991 Chemical Hazards of the Workplace warns that repeated exposure to low levels of ethylene dibromide results in "general weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, chest pains, coughing and shortness of breath, upper respiratory tract irritation" and respiratory failure caused by swelling of the lymph glands in the lungs. "Deterioration of the heart, liver and kidneys, and hemorrhages in the respiratory tract," can also result from prolonged contact with JP8.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's hazardous materials list: "Ethylene dibromide is a carcinogen and must be handled with extreme caution." A seven-page summary of this pesticide's extreme toxicity notes that EDB may also damage the reproductive system. According to the EPA, "Exposure can irritate the lungs, repeated exposure may cause bronchitis, development of cough, and shortness of breath. It will damage the liver and kidneys".

Mark Witten, a respiratory physiologist at the University of Arizona in Tucson where an official US Air Force study on JP8 was carried out, told Scientist in March, 1998 that crew chiefs "seem to have more colds, more bronchitis, more chronic coughs than the people not exposed to jet fuel."

EDB is 6.5-times heavier than air. Unlike normal contrails, the thick white streamers being sprayed from downward-pointing tailbooms over at least 39 states does not dissipate, but spreads into an overcast that refracts a purple color in sunlight and appears suddenly as an oily film in puddles and ponds.

Hundreds of photographs and videotapes made by ground observers show pairs or larger formations of aircraft spreading a white mist that thickens and drifts toward the ground. More than 200 eye-witnesses - including police officers, pilots, military and public health personnel - have provided detailed accounts of aerial spraying in characteristic "X"s and east-to-west grid patterns, followed by occluded skies - and acute auto-immune reactions and respiratory infections throughout affected regions.

"I keeps coughing phlegm that tastes bad," 50 year old Mary Young of Sallisaw, Oklahoma told ENS after an aircraft sprayed her home at rooftop level one night last January with something that struck the windows like sand. "My eyes hurt, my joints hurt. I'm not catchin' my breath right. I can't get rid of this cold. I've had this bad headache - it's not just a headache. My eyeballs hurt so bad - way in the back - I just wish they would fall out."

Severe headaches, nosebleeds, shortness of breath, joint pain and a dry hacking cough "that never leaves" are being reported by countless Americans jamming hospital Emergency Rooms from coast to coast. While December and January are traditionally bad months for asthma sufferers, patients, doctors and nurses across the U.S. report hospital wards filled to overflowing with bronchitis, pneumonia and acute asthma admissions at up to twice normal winter rates.

Early last month, The News and Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina reported that respiratory admissions to Durham regional hospital jumped from the usual 184 patients a day to 247. Ambulance drivers were told that the hospital was not receiving any more patients.

In New York City, doctors are calling a flood of respiratory cases an epidemic. "We have people double- and triple-parked in the ER on stretchers," Dr. Elliot Friedman, associate director of emergency medicine at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, told the New York Times on January 31. "And there have been times when upwards of 40 people have been admitted but are waiting for someone to be discharged," Friedman added.

"This high fever is not typical of other flus," Dr. Sigurd Ackerman, the president of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center told the 'Times shortly after a TV cameraman panned up to frame lingering "X"-shaped contrails over Times-Square. Dr. Robert Saken, a partner in the Soho Pediatrics Group, told that newspaper, "It was surprising to me how sick they got and how quickly it happened."

Dr. Ilya Spigland, Montefiore hospital's director of virology, doesn't know the reason for the sudden epidemic of respiratory cases. It is, Spigland told the New York Times, "very possible that the increase in respiratory infections may not be due to the flu."

That same day in Lake Havasu, California, headlines in Today's News Herald announced: "Victims curse unnamed bug, but can't call it the 'flu'." MD Mary Lou Callername told the Herald "that a nameless virus is bringing at least 10 patients a day into her office and driving some into the hospital, but laboratory tests show only a few are suffering from Type A or other identifiable strains of influenza."

The previous weekend, after San Francisco resident Curtis Schumann noticed "sky grids in the making," and Melanie Zucker watched nine contrails being woven over Berkeley, local TV stations reported Bay area emergency rooms inundated with flu-like cases.

In Seattle - where a resident reports "I've lived here for 26 years never seeing this number of contrails at once" - pneumonia patient Lowell Barger told ENS that in the hospital where he was admitted in late January, "their respiratory ward was overflowing with people, and they were having to put respiratory patients in other wards." At that time, a resident of Spokane listening to a police radio scanner told ENS he heard "many rescue calls for people with breathing difficulties."

In Palmyra, New Jersey, shortly after Lucrecia Moon watched unusual lingering contrails from a McDonald's restaurant, a nurse reported "many people ill." In Las Vegas, Nevada, TV news coverage told of area hospitals being filled with people experiencing breathing problems.

After a resident of Lexington, Kentucky watched helicopters circling the city for several days, flying low overhead at 3 a.m., "the sky looked like a giant checkerboard from the planes criss-crossing it, and the air still had the steel mill smell." According to this eye-witness, "Everyone here is sick. So far six counties have closed all the schools because all the students were sick with 'flu-like symptoms'. I've been having headaches, a sore throat, and an annoying, hacking cough for the past four months and it seems to get worse after I see these aircraft circling the area."

At the same time, hospitals in Portland, Oregon; Marietta, Georgia; Chandler, Arizona, Bakersfield, Santa Cruz, Redding and Salinas, California - and other cities across the nation - were jammed with bronchitis, pneumonia and other acute respiratory cases after repeated spraying and cobweb-like fallout was reported in those regions.

"We're getting sprayed real heavily with the contrails," a south Pennsylvania resident told ENS. "It's just total saturation." As overfilled Pennsylvania hospitals were forced to divert respiratory emergencies to other facilities with bed space, another south-central Pennsylvania resident, Deborah Kammerer, looked out her window and watched aircraft "flying and dispersing over the city. It was supposed to be a clear sunny day. It became more overcast as the day progressed. I observed how the white trails widened out and settled down creating a haze over everything."

(clip - and it continues on and on and on with similar reports from South Florida, New Jersey, Michigan, Texas, etc.)

Where is the mass media's reporting of this mass phenomenon? Indications of a concerted cover-up came on February 11, when a retired Southern Baptist preacher named Everett Burton finally succeeded in reaching C-span. After voicing his opinion on the Clinton impeachment trial, this former minister told Americans to get a copy of the Constitution and read it to realize what they have lost. Rev. Burton then advised viewers not to take his word for what was happening in the US - but to "just look up in the skies as the planes regularly spray contrails across the skies, spraying people and making them ill." At this point, Rev. Burton was cut off. The screen flipped from C-span to the Tennessee state seal, remained silent for several minutes.

Americans are not alone in their anxious bewilderment and suffering. In England, after lingering contrails and cobweb-like fallout were reported over London and Birmingham, the BBC reported on January 14 that more than 8,000 people - mostly elderly - died from pneumonia and other respiratory complications in the last week of December and the first two weeks of January, 1999.

According to the BBC, in early January of this year, more than 97,100 people in England and Wales were stricken with respiratory ailments in a single week - almost double the usual rate. Ambulances in the Greater Manchester and Mersey region were each dealing with more than 1,000 calls every day - almost twice the norm. Norfolk and Norwich suffered such an unexpected increase in deaths, a refrigerated semi-trailer capable of holding 36 bodies was pressed into service as a temporary morgue. [see BBC photo]

The ENS investigation continues.




AND I ALSO RECEIVED THIS:

From: Elora Gabriel <elora@ioa.com> Subject: [Fwd: CONTRAILS IN THE SKY !!!]

The latest on contrails in the Asheville, NC area. For those who are not aware, we do not have an international airport here, just a small one that only the "puddle jumpers" can use. It would be very unusual to see more than a couple of contrails in the skies here at one time, and unheard of to see as many as Richard has described. We are not on any sort of major flight path that would cause this, or we would see large numbers of contrails frequently. Which we do not.

It is clear that certain areas, at least, are not only being "sprayed" but that it's happening repeatedly.

Elora




From: "The Noah Project" <noahproject@earthlink.net> Subject: CONTRAILS IN THE SKY !!! Date: Fri, 5 Feb 1999 20:23:43 -0500

Hello all,

Tonight about 5:00 PM/EST here in Asheville NC, I took "Desi" our new x-mas puppy out for one of his walks. As I was waiting for him to find his special spot, I looked up in the sky and saw a plane in the direction I was looking leaving a contrail. At first I did'nt think a thing of it but within seconds as I scanned the rest of the skys visible from where I was standing I saw 4 other planes leaving contrails. The other four were in pairs forming a criss cross pattern of crossing each others paths. I then started to scrutinize the skys above me and counted a total of approximately 30-40 other trails in what looked liked groupings of 6 to 8 trails per area (north, east south
west) starting to come apart or blend in with the sky. I instantly ran inside a grapped the camera we keep accessible on the kitchen counter for taking pictures of Desi.

I was able to get two or three pictures of the two sets of planes crossing each others paths and a couple others of the single planes making contrails. I was also able to get many other photos of the other multiple (6 to 8 each) contrail sets in many different areas of the skies above me. I guess for me, I can legitimately say they really are spraying the skies above us. I hope the pictures come out, and if any of you are interested in getting copies please let me know. I just thought those of you who were either keeping score or who are truly interested in keeping track of where they're spraying would like to know.

Love and Light Richard noahproject@earthlink.net




AND I ALSO PICKED UP THIS BEFORE FROM THE GRAFFIS POSTINGS:

Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 15:40:01 -0500 From: "Profr. Jerome Steiner A." <iisc@sinfo.net> Subject: From My Friend In Dallas

I knew that DFW got dusted the Friday night that I went to Houston, a couple of weeks ago. (I left early Fri am.) At 5:00 am or so, near Huntsville, a hailstorm hit. I wasn't in it, but drove through about an hour later. The mist hitting my windshield was unlike anything I'd ever seen. The droplets didn't run, they spiderwebbed. Snow hits as a spiderweb, then melts. This hit as wet, then webbed and dried. I prayed and made it a point to change the vent to not be pulling in outside air. I mentioned it to Suz the other night, and she mentioned that when she and David went to the movies that same Friday evening, in Grapevine, they came out and all the vehicles had stuff that, from a distance, looked like snow on them. Closer, it looked more like ash. It wasn't dirt. Our van was clean, but was about the only clean one in the parking lot. :) Friends about 2/3rd of the way between us and Tyler (as the bird flies) have had lots of military aircraft activity, when they used to have none. I talked to her last week, and she stated that the Tyler Emergency Room is overflowing. And they have had "allergy" problems this year, when they never have in the past. My conclusions... yup, they're testing. Don't breathe it. Don't touch it. Be right with Abba. YOU WANT TO GET OTHER SUCH NEWS ALMOST DIRECTLY FROM THE SOURCE?

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