posted on Apr 13, 2015
America, and to some extend the world, is dying a slow agonizing death of billions of cuts of stupidity. This week, we take a look at some examples of the confounding rise of stupidity in the United States. While each one may only effect a relatively small number of people, collectively it all combines to be the death of a nation. It didn't always used to be this way, and we look at what Charles Pierce wrote in his book, "Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in The Land of The Free." We also explain why there was no episode last week. Share...
posted on Apr 17, 2015
ATS Skunk Works
I came across this article from another forum, supposedly it was mirrored from a 2009 entry an archived, or something like that. Anyways it talks about an expansive underground tunnel system connecting Wal-Mart in the South. Although the state's it references as being part of this tunnel system don't include the states that had recent closings, it does mention its purpose. "In order to further protect the homeland and ensure the safety of it's citizens in case of nuclear, biological, or chemical attack, a join venture of the NSA, DOD, MiB, DHS, CICs, DFCS,...
posted on Apr 18, 2015
General Conspiracies
"In a not-very-publicized article from the Denver Westword, Unruh indeed claims that Holmes told him that he was programmed to kill by an “evil therapist” – a very simple term describing what might have been his trauma-based mind control handler. He also reportedly added that “he felt like he was in a video game” during the shooting (which is somewhat how one feels when an alter persona is triggered) , that “he wasn’t on his meds” and “nobody would help him.”" Please tell me if you guys can access...

posted on Apr 16, 2015
Japan
" Right now, a massive amount of highly radioactive water is escaping into the Pacific Ocean from the ruins of the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan. This has been going on all day, every day for more than two years....
posted on Apr 16, 2015
Social Issues and Civil Unrest
It's great when a loud mouth gets what is coming to him.
posted on Dec 19, 2014
Board Information
The Fukushima nuclear plant continues to covertly dump massive amounts of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. Now that scientists detected radiation off the west coast of America, we need to know - are we being radiated and to what level? And what can be done to stop it? [OTG]0_300vfa5puqb8[/OTG]...
posted on Apr 17, 2015
2016 US Elections
Rand Paul has now made two announcements the first April 8 the second April 16. In which he claims to know a secret about Hillary Clinton's $2 billion raised by her funding foundation. He's quoted as saying the information will be made public at a press conference in...
posted on Apr 16, 2015
2016 US Elections
I saw it and almost vomited in my mouth. I know ATS doesn't control the ads that are displayed, or at least that's what I've been lead to believe anyway. But come on come on, surely there must be some type of deal you guys can work out where you can make a list of things you do...
posted on Apr 16, 2015
World War Three
" Responding to Judicial Watch’s report earlier this week of ISIS activity along the Mexican border, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) supervisors called a “special” meeting at the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juárez. ... The FBI liaison officers regularly assigned to Mexico were...
posted on Apr 17, 2015
Education and Media
Ugh. This just makes me sick. It sounds like state leadership camp for fascist sociopaths, the development of which was touched on in a few threads way back when, like and , among others. An incestuous blending of public, private, and military...
posted on Apr 16, 2015
ATS Skunk Works
What if we got it all wrong? Over the years I've read many quite interesting perspectives and lots of rather out there conjecture on everything from Ancient Aliens to lost Advanced Civilizations. One thought that has bounced around in my head from time to time keeps reoccurring to me is the idea of the source for many of the earliest...
posted on Apr 15, 2015
US Political Madness
" If New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) becomes president of the United States, he said on "The Hugh Hewitt Show" Tuesday, he will "crack down" on those states that have ended prohibitions on marijuana. When asked by Hewitt if he would...
posted on Apr 18, 2015
Breaking Political News
Well, well. Sound familiar? "Nearly 300 U.S. soldiers have arrived in Ukraine to act as 'trainers' for the county's newly-formed National Guard as part of what is being called Operation Fearless Guardian. The operation involving paratroopers will last for six months,...
posted on Apr 17, 2015
Breaking Political News
I don't know if this is good news or not. I'm not sure if this is a binding resolution... or just fluff. Introduced into the House on April 13, by Rep Ted Yoho (R-Fl), the resolution first notes the power of the House of Representatives to bring impeachment...
posted on Apr 17, 2015
Political Issues
" An Arkansas Senate committee this week is set to consider a bill that would reverse some online privacy protections for workers, undoing part of a social media rights law passed two years ago. The bill, passed by a 91-1 Arkansas House...
posted on Apr 17, 2015
Fragile Earth
This is the second time I see something of the sort this month. As you all know, with the coming of spring in the North Hemisphere, comes the melting of ice. So why not seize the opportunity and make doomporn about it? This month, right after the Earth has passed the Spring Equinox, climate...
posted on Apr 13, 2015
Fragile Earth
So how many of you like Figs? I only ever eat then at Christmas but i love a fig biscuit. Well it seems that the secret inside every fig is a decomposed dead wasp! It seems the fig needs the wasp to crawl inside to pollinate it but during the process the wasp loses it wings, gets stuck...
posted on Apr 13, 2015
Fragile Earth
"Last month, California newspaper The Desert Sun published an investigation revealing that Nestlé Water’s permit to transport water across the San Bernardino National Forest for bottling has been expired since 1988. ... The latest Sun investigation also notes that the California...
posted on Apr 17, 2015
Diseases and Pandemics
So this is odd that it has not garnered more attention. I have found it in a few media outlets, but the one linked appears to be the source. "Islamic State fighters are falling ill in their droves to a deadly flesh-eating...
posted on Apr 16, 2015
Diseases and Pandemics
Have you guys read anything about this mystery disease? I guess it's 'trending' because it's spreading FAST. From the articles I've read through you basically wake up looking like zombie eyes..and then die. 3 days in and 27 are dead...It's not Ebola..and has people frightened..Mix this crap with modified rabies...
posted on Apr 17, 2015
Diseases and Pandemics
"Colored brain scan of a 17-year-old boy with mad cow disease. The bright yellow spots are a sign that the thalamus is damaged by diseased proteins." "It began with anxiety and depression. A few months later, hallucinations...
posted on Apr 14, 2015
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
I think this is the appropriate forum since we don't have one dedicated only to archeology and paleoanthropology. World’s oldest stone tools discovered in Kenya " SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—Researchers at a meeting here say they have found the oldest tools made by human ancestors—stone...
posted on Apr 16, 2015
Philosophy and Metaphysics
I thought this was an interesting read " It often seems as though religion is bigger than ever, being at the root of so many of the world's conflicts, but philosopher and author of Against All Gods Anthony...
posted on Apr 14, 2015
Paranormal Studies
When I was a teenager, I had a fascination with Ouija boards. It was a common activity among my friends and I when we got together. My paternal grandmother was 100% against them and thought they were dangerous and should all be burned. My mom thought they were silly and harmless and in what I believe was an effort to demonstrate how harmless she thought they were, she bought...
posted on Apr 16, 2015
Philosophy and Metaphysics
We appear in a world of relationships, and these body-minds are completely dependent on the environment in which it appears. Deprive the body of certain essentials and it is dead very soon thereafter. Our body-mind's complete dependence is therefore obvious. However, we generally...
posted on Apr 18, 2015
Philosophy and Metaphysics
I watched a TED talk by Joan Halifax about compassion, and she listed 'enemies of compassion' as: 1. Pity 2. Moral outrage 3. Fear 4. Attachment to outcomes And as a bonus, here is another TED talk about self-compassion as an alternative to self-esteem. 👣
posted on Apr 15, 2015
Philosophy and Metaphysics
In Zoroastrianism, God (called Ohrmazad/Ahura Mazda) is the light and good creator and the devil (called ahriman/angra mainyu) is the darkness and destroyer. The devil tricks humanity into destroying and polluting the...
posted on Apr 15, 2015
General Chit Chat
Hi guys With great sadness I have to ask for your prayers and positive energy for a family member of mine. My cousin's son living on the other side of the world is in a pretty bad way. He was hit by a truck in Perth, and is currently in an induced coma and has had an amputation of his left...
posted on Apr 15, 2015
General Chit Chat
There is this website called mynoise One man alone goes out to places around the world and literally records sounds and ambiences, then separates each sound onto a 10 slider generator. Ive been using this site for a long time now to relax, sleep, get motivated, wrap...
posted on Apr 15, 2015
Religion, Faith, And Theology
This is chapter 33 of my book Fever Rising about the rising levels of methane gas in our atmosphere. I've been publishing my book pages for free here at ATS for our members because this is where the book was born. It was here at ATS that I first stumbled on the methane gas problem. Most all the previous chapters were posted in the Fragile...
posted on Apr 15, 2015
General Chit Chat
Last night as the wife and myself laid in bed chit chatting waiting for sleep we somehow got onto drive in movie intermission commercials, and was that ever a trip down memory lane!. I vividly recall the dancing hot dogs/ and golden brown tasty french fries and the singing onion rings. The soda/pop...was god awful and watered down to the...
posted on Apr 18, 2015
General Chit Chat
Happy BirthDay Little Elf Night Star! I hope You have a Wonderful Day Young Lady!!! Your Dragon Friend, Syx.:cheers::up::cool:
posted on Apr 15, 2015
Rant
Today after work I visited the grocery store. Nova Scotia is having a bit of a thaw and I was relishing in rolling my sleeves up, busting out of my parka. Unfortunately for me, I have a case of chronic hives. Other than being itchy sometimes, the presence of the hives presents no danger to me or anyone else. ...
posted on Apr 15, 2015
People
Some very wise advice to ponder- ""these universal lessons are relatable to anyone who needs a little reminder of what's important in life." I bolded some that really caught my eye and struck home with me. "She wrote down these life lessons the night before her 45th birthday after being diagnosed...
posted on Apr 14, 2015
General Chit Chat
This is a continuation of The Shed 2 which can be found here: The Shed is a magical place where we share in collaborative story telling and also a place to share our daily lives with. Anyone can join in at any time or just sit back and enjoy our daily banter and adventures. Amazing and lasting friendships have been made through This awesome realm of dragons and elves,...