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Old 07 March 2009, 11:40 PM
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I was browsing the "Unreported News... and Discussion of Bible Prophesy" on Fulfilled Prophesy and came across this dubious claim:

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I also found a chemtrail test on Snopes that you can do on yourself to determine if you have been impacted by the nanoparticles of chemtrails:

Chemtrails and the red wine spit test

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'Red Wine Spit Test': Materials and Procedure

Materials:

Plastic bathroom cups.
3% H2O2 (Hydrogen Peroxide)
Merlot Red Wine (use approx a $10 bottle)
Measuring spoons
Toothbrush/toothpaste
Watch or clock

Procedure:

1) Brush teeth very well.
2) Rinse mouth with water thoroughly.
3) Mix 2tsp (10mL) of Merlot Red Wine with 1tsp (5mL) Hydrogen Peroxide in a plastic cup.
4) Use the red wine / peroxide solution as a mouth rinse; Rinse mouth *vigorously* with the wine/peroxide solution for exactly five minutes. Make sure to swish it in your cheeks+gums, etc for the full 5 mins.
5) Now spit all the rinse into a bathroom cup.
6) Carefully examine the rinse for fibers. They are invariably present, and should look somewhat like wet chewing tobacco. Prepare to be shocked and upset. These are components of nanotech pathogens which we have all been infected with, most likely via chemtrails.

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7) You can add 91% or higher IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) to the precipitated fibers to remove the red pigment caused by the wine. The fibers generally float like a jellyfish on top of the IPA.
I searched every term I could think of on the main site and didn't come up with anything. Is it really there?
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Old 07 March 2009, 11:48 PM
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Now it's on the message board, they can accurately claim that it's on "Snopes"
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Old 08 March 2009, 12:07 AM
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Now it's on the message board, they can accurately claim that it's on "Snopes"
D'oh!
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Old 08 March 2009, 12:19 AM
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This is the best part:

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Merlot Red Wine (use approx a $10 bottle)
Clearly, expensive wines lack the fiber-detecting qualities of $10 wine.
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Old 08 March 2009, 12:29 AM
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Anybody willing to do it?
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Old 08 March 2009, 12:38 AM
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Anybody willing to do it?
Why? I have no doubt it would work*; many many combinations of solutions will produce precipitates.

I am kind of curious about what exactly the precipitate would be, but the chemical structure of a wine is pretty complex; the precipitate is likely to be a very complex molecule as well (and not something that I would be able to identify even if I knew the molecular name.)

*ETA: I am kind of curious as to whether it would produce the precipitate without adding saliva. Anyone want to try just swishing some cheap wine in a glass with hydrogen peroxide and see what happens?
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Old 08 March 2009, 12:50 AM
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Yeah, I don't know either, but someone here might.
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Old 08 March 2009, 12:57 AM
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A pilot friend of mine (ok, I met him on another board, but there have been a few 'bashes') one posted a photoshopped picture of his flight deck, including chemical dump switch, to a conspiracy site
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Old 08 March 2009, 01:00 AM
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Hang on $10 a bottle is a cheap wine? That's nearly twice what I ever paid.
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Old 08 March 2009, 01:04 AM
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I searched every term I could think of on the main site and didn't come up with anything. Is it really there?
It was a thread from several months ago.
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Old 08 March 2009, 03:08 AM
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Thanks, Tootsie.

Silly me. Here I was thinking that the "test" was an actual urban legend that snopes debunked. It never occurred to me that anyone would cite a posting on the messageboard and invoke the name of snopes to give it some credibility.

Either the poster is really dumb, or s/he thinks hir audience is.

Fascinating reading, though.
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Old 08 March 2009, 03:08 AM
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Why? I have no doubt it would work*; many many combinations of solutions will produce precipitates.

I am kind of curious about what exactly the precipitate would be, but the chemical structure of a wine is pretty complex; the precipitate is likely to be a very complex molecule as well (and not something that I would be able to identify even if I knew the molecular name.)

*ETA: I am kind of curious as to whether it would produce the precipitate without adding saliva. Anyone want to try just swishing some cheap wine in a glass with hydrogen peroxide and see what happens?

I think that in the 'experiment' that the hydrogen peroxide causes the mucous membranes always present in the mouth to detatch from the skin and clump together, these are then dyed by the wine to make them more visible (the tannins in the wine could also contribute an astringent effect, but not enough on their own to produce a significant quantity of 'fibers'.
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Old 08 March 2009, 03:31 AM
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I think that in the 'experiment' that the hydrogen peroxide causes the mucous membranes always present in the mouth to detatch from the skin and clump together, these are then dyed by the wine to make them more visible (the tannins in the wine could also contribute an astringent effect, but not enough on their own to produce a significant quantity of 'fibers'.
I wonder if this is what I've seen with Listerine. I always wondered what caused the darker blue substance in the regular Listerine colored liquid when I spit in the sink after rinsing.
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Old 08 March 2009, 05:35 AM
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Merlot Red Wine
It doesn't work with Merlot white wine?

$10.00USD for wine isn't what I'd call cheap either.
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Old 08 March 2009, 10:36 AM
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look somewhat like wet chewing tobacco
And of course, we ALL know what wet chewing tobacco looks like.

(Add sarcastic snark of your choice here).
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Old 08 March 2009, 11:50 AM
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For those who can stomach it:

SilentSuperbug.com

Unfortunately it isn't silent at all, rather sounds a lot like Edgar Froese...

Lots of big words, which I'm not sure the makers of the site understand. Luckily, there is a cure: green tea!

Red wine may have antibiotic properties as well, which is where the "test" may have originated. They were using pinot noir though...
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Old 08 March 2009, 05:19 PM
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Is it really a good idea to swirl around hydrogen peroxide in your mouth, even if it's a fairly weak solution?
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Is it really a good idea to swirl around hydrogen peroxide in your mouth, even if it's a fairly weak solution?
Gosh, I hope so, given the number of mouth rinses and toothpastes that contain it these days!
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Old 08 March 2009, 07:53 PM
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Since my doctor told me to do it a few times, I'm going to go with yes.
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Old 08 March 2009, 09:36 PM
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As long as you don't swallow it. Lots of whitening toothpaste and mouth rinses have it in them now.
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