The Crazy, it Burns. You might remember me mentioning a dust-up over pheromone spraying in California a couple of weeks ago. Now the spray date has been advanced, and even more paranoia has set in:
“They have apparently moved their spraying date up from August to June First–and seem to be moving ahead despite widespread public protest against the spraying. The spray (much like the ‘chemtrails’ that people worry about…but undeniably real) which they will aerosol-spray on millions of sleeping people on more than one occasion, contains more than the pheromone–it contains nine other ingredients, many of them quite toxic.”
Here is an even more hysterical version:
People of the world, the US Government is planning to poison more than two million people, in California, using an untested biological “pesticide” this summer….There are many who believe that this spray is not directed at the moth population which the government says is the goal of the spray, but rather that it is directed at humans. There is a growing body of evidence to support this claim, considering that the moth itself does not cause any crop damage….
The LBAM infestation is a monumental hoax designed as a cover for an operation of devious goals to expose people to dangerous chemicals over several years.
Unfortunately, these posters also alerted me to the fact that some of the anti-pheromone paranoia is sponsored by a company I do business with–Credo, my wireless and long distance phone company. Credo claims that Checkmate is a pesticide, which is flat-out WRONG. Frustratingly, there is no obvious place to contact Credo to tell them just how wrong, in the giant universe of wrongness, they are.
Sigh. This is a biological control method. It is species-specific. It is applied in very tiny amounts. It doesn’t kill anything, and it isn’t a pesticide.
It is what all the environmentalists IN CALIFORNIA have been screaming for for decades.
I guess they just didn’t want it implemented in their backyards.