PHOENIX - She might be retired from political life, but former state senator Karen Johnson is not retired from being an activist. After serving in the House of Representatives for eight years and the senate for four, Johnson retired in 2008 to her home in Linden where she now has time to garden and become more active in issues that concern her.
One of these issues took her on a recent trip back to the state capital to try to bring the subject of chemtrails and geoengineering to her former colleagues, including Governor Jan Brewer and Senator Sylvia Allen who is from Snowflake.
Taking several people active in the chemtrail debate with her, Johnson visited the House, the Senate and Governor Brewer's offices, dropping off packets that contain the DVD "What in the World are they spraying," and articles and information on the subject.
The documentary was produced by G. Edward Griffin, Michael J. Murphy and Paul Wittenberger. Griffin is a writer and documentary film producer with many successful titles to his credit. Listed in Who's Who in America, he is well known for tackling difficult and controversial topics and presenting them in clear terms that are easy to understand. One of his most popular books is titled "The Creature from Jekyll Island."
The video attempts to answer the question of what is being sprayed in our skies and why. The answers they find are extremely disturbing. The producers visited Johnson at her home in Linden and she became part of the documentary. According to the website www.suite101.com, "Research indicates that the trails are part of a geoengineering program that may already be in its initial implementation phase. Scientists at the Carnegie Institution are using taxpayer money to lay the groundwork for injecting the atmosphere with materials they believe will artificially cool the planet, in a bid to stave off what we are told is modern civilization's greatest threat to date, anthropogenic global warming."
Mike and Bridget Conroy of Phoenix were also a part of the group and have spent years researching the chemtrail issue and conducting air samples. Their website www.arizonaskywatch.com tracks their work with pictures, articles and lab reports.
Though it was moving day and most legislators were not in their offices, the group met with Senator Allen for a few moments in her office. Senator Allen stated that she has been getting calls from her constituents on the issue and is interested in taking a look at the packet.
Other members of Johnson's group included friends Dinah Lundell and Doug and Judy Staab. A reporter from the Capitol Times newspaper was also there to do a short interview with Johnson.
Johnson managed to find a few other officials including Kevin Kinsall who works for Brewer in Environmental Quality. He took the packet and said he would review it and get back to Johnson.
Senator Cecil Ash from District 18 also promised to look into the issue. He is Chairman of the Health and Human Services committee.
Governor Brewer was not in her office, but staff members were handed the packets and asked to pass them on to their legislators. Johnson hopes that enough of them will become interested in the information to start a public dialogue on the issue. She also would like to see Arizona declare the state a "no-fly zone" for chemtrail spraying.
"The data found from the producers shows that one of the chemicals being sprayed is aluminum oxide which is toxic to all life," said an angry Johnson. "Alzheimer's has increased rapidly since they started spraying in the late 1990s."
Despite the fact that the chemtrail spraying has reportedly been going on since around 1998, there is little official recognition of the issue and in most cases out right denial. Johnson hopes that by bringing attention to the issue, it can be forced out into the open before too much damage is done.
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