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Kevin Martin is a self-proclaimed "senior meteorologist", founder of TheWeatherSpace.com and SouthernCaliforniaWeatherAuthority.com and internet tough guy. Martin has stated he suffers from "autism and obsessive compulsive disorder" and that Aspergers syndrome makes him "gifted" in meteorology and gives him an "ability to understand it without studying it."
Martin claims HAARP "or HAARP-like projects" are responsible for "abnormal" weather patterns and natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy. Martin's websites feature weather radar images that are indistinguishable from CNN, NOAA, and National Weather Service images that have been doctored and relabeled in Photoshop. Some of these images purport to track and forecast HAARP activity and the spread of chemtrails, however, even the denizens of the conspiracy forum Above Top Secret have become skeptical of Martin's various bombastic claims and activities. After Martin began issuing dubious "official" earthquake warnings, "official" hurricane watches, and "official" tornado warnings, the National Weather Service Headquarters issued a press release advising the public not to confuse official NWS or NOAA warnings with Martin's made-up stuff.
 Ontario Weather Service
Martin attended Norco High School in Norco, CA and initially worked as a web designer. Sometime prior to 2006, Martin and his brother Brian launched a weather forecasting website called the Ontario  Weather Service. Martin listed himself as the OWS founder and, despite not having any formal qualification, it's "Chief Meterologist". By 2007, Martin announced the OWS would "go into battle" against the National Weather Service. Martin claimed, "We will not listen to anyone that tell us not to , even if the government gets in the way. This will be the biggest story of the Meteorological History. We are AGAINST them and we are putting our foot down for the last time."
 "Cash gifting twins"
Around the same time, Martin and his brother, Brian, advertised their services as the "cash gifting twins." They generously offered to let people participate in a sure fire method to get rich quick by using an "incredible, revolutionary, 1-up-to-infinity cash-flow system." To join the system, participants were required to send between $500 and $2000, plus an initial membership fee, directly to the Martin brothers.
 Southern California Weather Authority
In the mid 2000s, Martin had launched a second weather website called the Southern California Weather Authority, also known as SCWXA. In 2009, Martin defended his SCWXA "Lead Forecaster", a teenager named Ricky Lukacs, who was charged with setting large wildfires in the Yucaipa area. Martin told authorities Lukacs was only at the scene of the fires to take photos. However when Lukacs was tried in juvenile court on arson charges, the boy admitted to setting the original two large wildfires... plus eight other fires. While this certainly doesn't implicate Martin, it does seriously call his judgment into question.
By 2010, Martin had launched a third weather website, TheWeatherSpace.com, and was claiming to be its "senior meteorologist". As with OWS and SCXWA before it, TheWeatherSpace.com was continually generating dubious drama, disparaging the National Weather Service, and actively soliciting donations. Martin's concept of weather reporting apparently included UFO stories. In 2010, Martin admitted to hoaxing video and still images of a "UFO spiral" allegedly seen one night in Canada that were posted on TheWeatherSpace.com. Naming a "Kevin Adams" as owner of TheWeatherSpace.com, Martin blamed the hoax on some CGI "graphic test" files that were accidentally posted by a reporter named "Betty Morgan." Martin then issued a conflicting story, saying he had deliberately engineered the hoax to find out "who is more gullible, Americans or Europeans." Finally, Martin "retracted" his hoax statement, saying "I hoaxed that I actually created the hoax" in a story on TheWeatherSpace.com that alleged "something did happen that night" and people had been warned to "keep quiet about it." Undoubtedly there are some in the UFO community who feel Martin must be telling the truth, because as everyone knows, a confusing series of lies followed by vague suggestions of intimidation are hallmarks of the trustworthy.
 "HAARP status"
Martin once appeared on the Oklahoma City-based Southwest Radio Ministries radio program as "a Christian who is passionate about weather," saying that HAARP was able to "target Oklahoma" and create devastating tornadoes there. He frequently warns of HAARPs alleged dangers and claims he can predict the facility's transmissions.
Martin's website offers an "alert service" to subscribers, apparently triggered when unspecified "sensor readings" indicate HAARP is supposedly beaming harmful, weather-altering energy into the skies above their geographic location. Although Martin has claimed that this alert service is not controlled by him and that they merely pay him for anonymous hosting, his website clearly states that "HaarpStatus is owned by TheWeatherSpace.com" and TheWeatherSpace.com lists Martin as its "CEO." Additionally, Martin has stated "I'm in full support of the system" and would use it to make weather predictions. The service claims:
“”From the creators of ChemtrailForecast.com comes HaarpStatus.com, a project that is the future of predicting what HAARP does and warns the public of what is in store due to it.
"The future of predicting what HAARP does" appears to consist of relabeling existing weather map graphics to show supposed "current frequency readings" and the "building" or "weakening" frequency of HAARP transmissions. The site's laughably psuedoscientific explanation claims that "sensors" at "unknown locations" can actually be used to triangulate something:
“”Volunteers have added 22 sensors at their residences, in unknown locations. These sensors measure the effects and changes of the ionosphere that HAARP tampers with and a magnitude system that goes with the sensor readings triangulates the center of the frequency above the country.
The website also posts images purporting to come from a magnetometer "custom tuned to "HAARP's frequency," however these images are indistinguishable from HAARP's own magnetometer images.
 He likes HAARP so much (he said) he bought the company
On July 18, 2013, following news reports of HAARP's shutdown and possible closure due to lack of funding, Martin's website claimed TheWeatherSpace.com had "signed a one year contract" with HAARP, placing Martin in control of the facility. However within a day, news outlets clarified the details of the initial shutdown story: HAARP's shutdown was only temporary while administrative contracts were being reassigned. Martin quickly published a retraction, claiming one of his staff, "a writer," had fabricated the story.
 "Chemtrail forecast"
Another feature of TheWeatherSpace.com is its thoughtful "chemtrail forecast" (once again Martin' says that this service is only hosted on his site and is not his material), featuring the same manipulated images, this time relabeled and doctored with colored blobs to show locations of "low", "moderate" and "high" concentrations of chemtrails. Martin began running his chemtrail forecasting scam sometime in 2008 under the name of "Ontario Weather Service":
“”We are opening a store that will sell Chemtrail shirts / cups etc. This website will be on all of them. The items will be unique because OWSweather.com is the only source in the world that can tell you when chemtrails will be put out. Spread the word. I am willing to put my reputation on the line to spread the word of chemtrails. The reports are gathered through second party air force information, and also the knowledge I’ve gathered being a meteorologist in patterns they spray in and around. I, Kevin Martin, am probably the ONLY meteorologist that believes the trails exist.
|—Kevin Martin, Ontario Weather Service, September 8, 2008|
 Secret algorithms!
Martin's "Chemtrail Forecast System" Facebook page flat out refuses to answer questions regarding how alleged chemtrails are supposedly detected and imaged: "DO NOT ASK HOW: We keep out algorithms to the project. We provide the image and reserve the right to not publicly disclose our "core" of the project. Thanks." 
 Chemtrails. Or plane exhaust. Or whatever.
Martin alleges that meteorologists are part of a vast conspiracy to hide the truth of chemtrails from the American public. He claims he's been denied work as a meteorologist because he mentioned chemtrails during job interviews (and if you think about it, that could well be true). Martin's view of what chemtrails are is rather changeable. In January of 2008 he was sure harmful chemicals were being dispensed from containers placed in line with aircraft engines to fool observers into thinking they are ordinary jet contrails, and he knew this because he had a secret contact who gave him info about such things. A couple of months later, he was saying that there were no chemical dispensers, airline engine exhaust itself was poisoning people.
“”The fact is, airline exhaust IS THE CHEMTRAIL. Chemicals are in these gases that harm human, plant, and animal life. These chemicals can fall in time and create surface dis-coloring. I'm always there to give you the truth. You ARE being poisoned, and them chemtrails are real. However, the way you think is not accurate. Planes are the cause. All planes. It's the invisible killer.
|—The invisible killer by Kevin D. Martin, OWSweather.com|
 Global warming conspiracy!
On September 11, 2013, tropical storm Humberto gained enough strength to be declared the first hurricane of the 2013 season by the National Hurricane Center of the NWS.  But Martin's website announced it would not recognize Humberto as a hurricane because the NOAA obviously pushed Humberto to hurricane status to fulfill their Global warming agenda.
 Threats to storm chasers and meteorologists
Martin is also quite infamous in legitimate storm chaser circles. In 2011, some storm chasers were dismayed to find their storm photos being used as graphic design elements on Martin's TheWeatherSpace.com. When the storm chasers confronted him on Facebook, Martin launched a tirade of abuse that included his standard repertoire of threats and posturing:
“”I am in direct war with the chaser community and half of you are lucky I do not LIVE out there or I'd take this with fists and beatdowns into the field and trust me, a guy like me you don't mess with.
|—Martin's Facebook confrontation with Stormchaser community|
In 2014, after a spat with retired Oklahoma TV meteorologist Aaron Tuttle, Martin published an article on TheWeatherSpace.com claiming Tuttle was a child molester.
 Threats to NOAA and NWS
When the National Weather Service released a statement in 2011 disclaiming any association with Martin, his websites, or "official alerts", Martin posted a video on YouTube that depicted various NWS offices being blown up with explosives. Martin, seemingly unable to understand why that sort of thing might upset NWS employees and other federal authorities, posted a response on TheWeatherSpace.com explaining that "Blowing up would be a metaphor type art for weeding out the competition, not an actual threat.". True to form, Martin eventually filed a frivolous lawsuit against the National Weather Service near the middle of September 2013
As usual, Martin claimed the National Weather Service's statement was causing him anxiety and heart problems and that he planned to sue NOAA and NWS. Martin began soliciting donations for a "lawsuit fundraiser" to pursue what he referred to as "NOAA Vs Kevin Martin" (sic). Martin apparently posts regular rants at the Godlike Productions message forum, where users describe him as an "unstable person," and one storm chaser organization said that legal advisors had "urged that people not donate to Martin," saying, "it was most likely a scam to get money from unsuspecting victims."
 Threats to RationalWiki
A month prior to filing a ridiculous lawsuit against NOAA and NWS, Kevin (and eventually his brother) attempted to anonymously remove large chunks of this article. and posting legal threats on Talk pages. Upon it failing to produce any favorable results he desired, Martin proceed to sent the following message to RationalWiki's operations manager, Trent Toulouse:
|If this is not taken care of we will put an article out with libelous stuff on it about your company, including hosting child pornography. We are connected to Google News at TheWeatherSpace.com and we will most certainly make your site a living nightmare for not listening to us.
You are to REMOVE what we tell you, and I am the CEO of the company and I have that power to publish a libelous article about your site. We will accuse all staff members of child pornography and it will go on the top search engine searches for your site. We will further encourage all to not associate and/or donate to your site.
Do you really want to start a war with me, son?
Kevin Martin TheWeatherSpace.com CEO
Followed shortly after by:
|So you Fucked up... I told you to remove the page "Kevin Martin" ... If it is not removed this will not be removed.
In 10 minutes it will be on Google Searches and Google News...
(With a link to the web page reproduced here)
Do the right thing or I'll destroy you ... Is it worth it? No ... It shouldn't be if I am going to destroy you.
 RW Facebook chat
Shortly after sending RW a bunch of threatening messages, Martin apparently took to Facebook, posting as "James Carbone", bragging to RationalWiki that he uses confrontations to build a following for TheWeatherSpace.com because "any publicity is good publicity." In the course of a Facebook confrontation with RationalWikians that ran over 1000 posts, "Carbone" created an impression that is difficult to describe without citing some examples:
- "Anyone that comes into my area will be shot"
- "Gays need to be killed"
- "Slapped my fair share of women that didn't know their place"
- "You are worthless if you are a nigger"
- "Obama is a fucking muslim piece of shit"
- "People need to fucking man up, grab their guns and head for DC in droves"
- "I view 99% of people as primates"
- "The only race I feel belongs on this earth is White and Asian ... those are it"
Predictably, "Carbone" was also a global warming denier and seems very likely to be MRA-sympathetic. Although he didn't explicitly state so, he seems to be somewhere on the border between Libertarian and right-wing anarchist.
 Threats to Facebook
By October 2013, Martin began criticizing The Weather Channel and harassing a number of amateur weather enthusiasts on Facebook. A series of "pop up" Facebook pages (rapidly put up and taken down to avoid tracking) as well as a web site entitled "Weather Police" notified readers of a pseudo "legal code" regarding circumstances that would get one "arrested and convicted", such as "calling yourself a meteorologist when you have less than 10 years professional experience" and failing to explain "your reasoning or thoughts…in scientific detail."
Little wonder that by next month, Martin's Facebook accounts were all but suspended. He responded with all his usual drama queen exaggerations and overly bloated threats.  Finally, he threatened Facebook with a lawsuit. "Facebook will be handed a lawsuit if the last of the talks do not work. We are sending everything we can over as we speak, including hate pages about me, hate sites, and libel…DONATE TO THE LAWSUIT …"
- Martin's "HAARP Status" Facebook page
- Martin's "Chemtrail Forecasts" Facebook page
- Martin threatens to show up at Google and pound on a desk
- Martin threatens someone else with a lawsuit
- Martin threatens Encyclopedia Dramatica with...dildos
- Martin threatens to not pay taxes to the IRS
- Martin threatens people going to VidCon
- Martin threatens to beat the shit out of people
- Phone prankster interviews Martin
- The National Weather Service considers Martin to be an irritant and trademark plagiarist
- ↑ Patch Weather Blogger Seeks Funds to Sue Facebook for Canceling his Account Guy McCarthy, November 15, 2013
- ↑ Godlike Productions message forum "I have Aspergers syndrome you shits so I am "gifted" in only one subject...This is why I will always be better at weather than you...I have that disability, and I am known as the Weather Savant......You people only can study the subject, where I have that ability to understand it without studying it...."
- ↑ Meteorologist Convinced HAARP-like Projects Are Responsible For Abnormal Weather Pattern Shift Over USA, TheWeatherSpace.com, July 15, 2013
- ↑ Hurricane Sandy created with HAARP
- ↑ HAARP Shutdown & "Meteorologist" Kevin Martin, Above Top Secret
- ↑ National Weather Service on Threats and Fraud from Kevin Martin
- ↑ Public Information Statement, National Weather Service Headquarters, Fri Jun 3, 2011
- ↑ Quack Meteorology, Nowhurricane.com
- ↑ Not the Canadian province. It's a city near San Bernardino, CA
- ↑ Ontario Weather Service, 2006
- ↑ OWS Vs. the National Weather Service
- ↑ BBB Warns Cash Gifting Pyramid Schemes Flourishing Online
- ↑ Video created by Martin and his brother, "the cash gifting twins", credited at 00:46
- ↑ #1 Online Twin Mentors!
- ↑ Acquaintance vouches for arson suspectIMRAN GHORI, The Press-Enterprise, October 02, 2009
- ↑ Southern California Weather Authority Staff Line-Up http://www.scwxa.org, December 2009
- ↑ Inland Wildfires PAUL LAROCCO, The Press-Enterprise, May 21, 2010
- ↑ Donate to my website!
- ↑ Video of Martin's "Spiral UFO"
- ↑ Kevin Martin, Canada Spiral UFO HOAX, Featured Guest
- ↑ Canadian UFO Spiral Hoaxer Comes Forward - Reporter Fired, ufocasebook.com
- ↑ Martin retracts hoax statement, says he was told to keep quiet, TheWeatherSpace.com
- ↑ PREDICTING TORNADOES Guest: Kevin Martin Meteorologist - Southwest Radio Ministries
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20130501061644/http://www.theweatherspace.com/2013/04/23/haarp-status-network-pushes-to-predict-tornadoes-with-electromagnetic-readings/]
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20120113062138/http://www.theweatherspace.com/news/TWS-1912-haarp-weather-forecast-patterns-alaska-change.html
- ↑ Internet Archive cache of www.theweatherspace.com
- ↑ HAARP Status TheWeatherSpace.com
- ↑ HAARP weather forecast patterns Internet Archive cache of TheWeatherSpace.com
- ↑ http://earthsky.org/earth/crazy-weather-you-cant-blame-haarp-anymore
- ↑ TheWeatherSpace.com Signs With HAARP Facility Under A One Year Contract Internet Archive page cache of TheWeatherSpace.com, since Martin frequently deletes embarrassing content from his website
- ↑ The Alaska Dispatch Alaska Dispatch News
- ↑ TheWeatherSpace.com Correction On HAARP Facility Being Bought TheWeatherSpace.com, July 19, 2013
- ↑ Chemtrail Forecast TheWeatherSpace.com
- ↑ Chemtrails Making A Path For Hurricane Ike? Martin's report cached at wariscrime.com
- ↑ Chemtrail Forecast Systems Facebook
- ↑ Chemtrails according to Kevin Martin, by Kevin Martin, September 19, 2008 wariscrime.com
- ↑ owsweather.com - December 4, 2008 The invisible killer by Kevin D. Martin, OWSweather.com, ChemtrailAlert.Com
- ↑ Post-Tropical Cyclone HUMBERTO Public Advisory National Weather Service
- ↑ NOAA Pushes Humberto To Hurricane Status Without Proof To Fulfill Global Warming Agenda Internet Archive cache of TheWeatherSpace.com, September 11, 2013
- ↑ kevinmartinscwxa.blogspot.com, June 3,2011 Internet Archive of an Illinois Stormchaser who crossed Martin's path in 2011
- ↑ martinattacksneal.jpg Screencap of Martin's Facebook confrontation with Stormchaser community
- ↑ SoCalWeather.ORG Thievery Copyright Infringement - Brian and Kevin Martin Exposed as COWARDS Internet Archive of owsweatherjerks.blogspot.com
- ↑ Some nutty Facebook weatherman troll does not like Aaron Tuttle… TheLostOgle.com
- ↑ Public Information Statement, National Weather Service Headquarters, Fri Jun 3, 2011
- ↑ National Weather Service confidential letter goes public, Kevin Martin responds Internet Archive cache of TheWeatherSpace.com, June 3, 2011
- ↑ Copy of Lawsuit filed by Martin against NWSStorm Chaser Movies
- ↑ NOAA Vs Kevin Martin Lawsuit Fundraiser Plea For Help
- ↑ Fraudulent activity in the chaser community, Stormchasers News
- ↑ Chasers Mock Fake Meteorologist Kevin Martin Over NWS Lawsuit
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- ↑ File:(4) RationalWiki.pdf
- ↑ Because this worked so well for Adam Kokesh, rwerite?
- ↑ You're 1% short on that number, dummy
- ↑ Archive.is archive of "Weather Police" Facebook page
- ↑ Weather Police Archive.is cache of WeatherPolice.com
- ↑ Weather enthusiasts puzzled Youtube reactions to "Weather Police" here and here
- ↑ TheWeatherSpace Network Facebook Accounts Disabled – Emergency Plan In Progress
- ↑ TheWeatherSpace.com Preparing To Sue Facebook In Wrongful Termination Of Business Account