posted on Apr 23, 2015
Today on Next Level BS, we take a look at how helicopter parents are not just being insanely smothering of their own kids, they expect society to be overly protective of all kids, everywhere. A recent situation in Maryland, highlights the insanity, where the local police literally abducted a couple's kids, for hours and without notification, because they were simply walking home from the park, alone. "Stranger Danger" now applies to police officers, because we show why it's more dangerous for kids to be in the custody of Child Protective Services, than walking...
posted on Apr 25, 2015
Philosophy and Metaphysics
In considering how to write up this post, I want to make a few things clear: I have great sympathy for Jenners emotional struggles. However, I do not for a second believe that the "soul" is gendered. I also do not believe that the brain is "gendered". Finally, it is a complete myth of our modern day and age that each of us has an 'essential self', in the singular, simple or general sense. Both research in neuroscience and the psychoanalytic study of the mind has yielded an enormously cogent thesis that the "self" as we experience it is largely an illusion. This is illusion can be subjected to laboratory conditions to the...

posted on Apr 25, 2015
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
Researcher reports ‘large quantities’ of the substance under ruins of Teotihuacan in discovery that could shed light on city’s mysterious leaders "An archaeologist has discovered liquid mercury at the end of a tunnel beneath a Mexican pyramid, a finding...
posted on Apr 24, 2015
World War Three
The full results are in, and when answering the question; "When considering all geopolitical, humanitarian, and conflict factors: Which country below represents the single-most significant threat to humanity," the United States received just under 50% of...
posted on Apr 24, 2015
Board Information
Happy Friday faithful ATSers! On Today's #OffTheGrid I reveal a former FBI agent’s lawsuit accusing the FBI of withholding exculpatory evidence regarding Dr. Bruce Ivins—the man the bureau says is responsible for the 2001 anthrax letter attacks. Not only did the bureau allegedly create an elaborate perception management campaign to make...
posted on Apr 24, 2015
Breaking Alternative News
" New York (CNN)New York's iconic Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island are being evacuated after reports of a suspicious package inside a locker, according to a senior law enforcement official and the National Park Service. The evacuation followed a phoned bomb threat,...
posted on Apr 23, 2015
2016 US Elections
Well this might be one of the first things he takes a lot of heat for: "Washington (CNN)If there's one thing Jeb Bush likes about President Barack Obama's presidency, it's the continuation of the NSA's controversial spying program. Bush, the former Florida governor likely to jump into the 2016 GOP presidential...
posted on Apr 24, 2015
Japan
Posted 20 minutes ago on Australian ABC News. " Soil underneath a slide at the park in Toshima ward in the north-west of the Japanese capital showed radiation readings of up to 480 microsieverts per hour " Seems a local resident discovered the radiation...
posted on Apr 24, 2015
US Political Madness
" The House of Representatives just voted to revoke the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act, which would mean that women living in the District of Columbia can be fired from their jobs for using birth control,...
posted on Apr 25, 2015
Social Issues and Civil Unrest
So, fellow Citizens, what would be the "final straw" that would make you feel that it is time to "throw off such government" that has repeatedly broken the bonds that our wiser ancestors chained it with? Should it not have been when Abraham Lincoln decided on murdering millions of his own citizens just so...
posted on Apr 23, 2015
The Gray Area
I'm just going to put this here in the gray area because I honestly don't think it is deserving of "skunk works" and it's just an observation anyways.... ....this will be short and to the point. I registered here in 2010. I have been lurking, near daily, on this site for far longer than that...
posted on Apr 22, 2015
Political Ideology
Politics has long been a hot-topic here on ATS. Recently, we saw a threat that presumed ATS was mostly conservative in nature: The short answer to that is: ATS is generally anti-establishment, and the current establishment is "left-wing," so naturally it may appear that political ideology here leans to...
posted on Apr 22, 2015
Breaking Political News
" President Barack Obama will once again stop short of calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, prompting anger and disappointment from those who have been pushing him to fulfill a campaign promise and use the politically fraught term on the 100th anniversary...
posted on Apr 23, 2015
Breaking Political News
U.S. drone strike accidentally killed 2 hostages Afghanistan-Pakistan border region. the Strike happened in January. " "As president and as Commander-in-chief, I take full responsibility for all our counterterrorism operations including the one that inadvertently took the...
posted on Apr 25, 2015
Fragile Earth
Upgraded to 7.9 USGS Globe with Earthquake Location M7.5 - NEPAL Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 7.5 Date-Time 25 Apr 2015 06:11:25 UTC 25 Apr 2015 11:56:26 near epicenter 24 Apr 2015 22:11:25 standard time in your timezone Location 28.165N 84.725E Depth 11 km Distances ...
posted on Apr 22, 2015
Fragile Earth
Happening right now folks. Seems like it's a big one. Great fast reaction from Chilean government. "SANTIAGO At 17:50 hours Calbuco volcano erupted in the Region of Los Lagos, after spending 43 years inactive, declared a red alert in the area, this implies that the current eruptive...
posted on Apr 22, 2015
Space Exploration
"See that picture on the right? Do you see that big chunk of semi-circular metal in the middle? That's a lens cap. It protects the camera from the Lovecraftian hell that is Venus' atmosphere during the decent. Once the probe lands it pops off so the camera can take a few...
posted on Apr 24, 2015
Other Current Events
Another revenue stream or valid argument? I feel any mods or repairs are your choice. You may void the warranty but it is not the manufacturer's business on what you do with your own property after purchase. Automakers...
posted on Apr 23, 2015
Scott Creighton
Hi ATS, It was billed as "the first open debate between the representatives of two completely different versions of history." Alas, Hawass didn't even allow the debate to get off the ground and the whole thing ended in acrimony and farce. You can see/read more (Vimeo video) and (youtube...
posted on Apr 24, 2015
Other Current Events
" Pope Francis is coming to Washington, D.C., to canonize Junipero Serra as a Saint. It is imperative he is enlightened to understand that Father Serra was responsible for the deception, exploitation,...
posted on Apr 22, 2015
Origins and Creationism
"The Chinese city that holds the world record for largest number of dinosaur eggs has added to its collection after dozens more were unearthed at a construction site. A nest containing 43 dinosaur egg fossils was found in the city of Heyuan in southern China's Guangdong...
posted on Apr 23, 2015
Conspiracies in Religions
So I started talking to someone in another thread about this topic recently and felt it could use its own thread. I've, personally, been contemplating making it for a bit, but needed to get my thoughts together. So here goes. As we stand today, many Christians use the bible to justify their intolerance of homosexuals. This is done through outright denouncing...
posted on Apr 25, 2015
Predictions & Prophecies
Some food for thought: 17 December 1933 - 13th Dalai Lama dies 15 January 1934 - Nepal-Bihar earthquake (8.2 magnitude) 6 July 1935 - 14th Dalai Lama born 25 April 2015 - Nepal earthquake (7.8 magnitude and biggest in the region since the 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake)...
posted on Apr 22, 2015
Philosophy and Metaphysics
Ok ATS. We all know that the Earth is a living breathing being, right? So, there must be some sort of way to communicate with her. My question is that if man did find a way to openly communicate with with Mother Earth, what would you say? Or what would you wanna ask her about her history or about the future according to her overall...
posted on Apr 22, 2015
Origins and Creationism
I certainly believe in adaptation and a certain level of species drift. I also believe dinosaurs lived millions of years before humans and when they died they left fossils. What I don't believe is that non-organic matter spontaneously became organic and then spontaneously became a one celled organism, then it...
posted on Apr 23, 2015
Conspiracies in Religions
It's sad that the proper historical context of Christianity has been so suppressed and ignored, that what represents Christianity today is at best likely a distorted half truth, the religion that developed in Galilee as a fusion of Greek religion and Hebrew tradition, a product of Sepphoris in the vicinity of Nazareth. "Around the time of the rebellion...
posted on Apr 24, 2015
Jokes, Puns, & Pranks
Busted. They appear to have valid credentials, but I believe some serious fact checking should be done with this one. These people are scum of the earth. I think it's rediculous we don't strike and stop paying taxes. There is something seriously wrong with a society that jails people...
posted on Apr 22, 2015
Political Mud-Pit
I lived in the US of America during the whole of the 80's, and always got a kick out of "Bumper Stickers". Here's one for you guys to use, free of charge. :cheers: and here is a refined version, thanks to dezertdog! soulwaxer
posted on Apr 25, 2015
Members
Not so long ago I tried to say farewell to many of my friends here on ATS. Saying farewell to so many old friends was not as easy as I had imagined. So, this is just a short note to say I have come to know my time on ATS is not yet finished and that I truly feel a need to return in order to play out whatever direction/path I may...
posted on Apr 24, 2015
Rant
Hello everyone So yesterday at work me and the lady I work with (she is in here 40s) got on the topic of the universe due to it being a slow work day. I forget the exact details but I ended up mentioning that stars are suns assuming she knew. She had the most confused look on her face. "they are!?" she asked. My mind blown...
posted on Apr 21, 2015
Movies
I watched this movie last night. It has to be the hundredth time I've watched it and I still like it. That says a lot. Yes, parts of it are cheesy and it is a B-movie but I think that just adds to its charm. Released in 1986, this movie is about a truck driver named Jack Burton (played by Kurt Russel) who gets dragged into a centuries old mystical...
posted on Apr 21, 2015
Rant
/Rant on I get it, pedestrians have the right of way but that doesn't mean you have to walk as slow as humanly possible, usually with your nose buried in a phone, while you cross the street. Meanwhile car's queue up at the intersection so you can take a nice leisurely stroll. Not much you can do but grab your wheel tighter...
posted on Apr 23, 2015
Rant
I find it utterly amazing the reactions of the public of conspiracy theories. Us so called "crackpot, nutjob conspiracy theorists" will believe just about anything that gets thrown at us. It isn't that we are more susceptible to lies, rather most times it is because we are smarter than the rest, more observant at the very least. We are guided...
posted on Apr 25, 2015
Relationships
As some know I'm going through a divorce. A marriage I never should have entered into. I felt pressure from having a child, one I was told I could never have, and then pressure from both families and mentally I was not in the right state of mind. Even walking to the courthouse for my...