posted on Mar 5, 2015
In this episode of Truth in Media, Ben Swann explores the origin of ISIS that has already been long forgotten by American media. Swann takes on the central issue of whether or not ISIS was created by "inaction" by the United States government or by "direct" action. “The name ISIS is one that every American knows,” Swann said “The biggest threat to our national security since Al-Qaeda, right? They are a brutal, savage group known for public beheadings and mass executions. They are the face of the new war on terror.” Swann pointed out that while the U.S. Military is currently conducting airstrikes in Syria,...
posted on Mar 4, 2015
Other Current Events
"Bank of Canada executives have urged Star Trek fans to stop a campaign to deface currency as a tribute to late actor Leonard Nimoy." "Bank of Canada spokeswoman, Josianne Menard, has confirmed the stunt is not illegal, but she urges Spock fans to stop. " She goes on to say that writing on a bank note may reduce its lifespan and interfere with the security features. I did not know that people were Spocking bills, but I am extremely amused by it! :D

posted on Mar 4, 2015
Deconstructing Disinformation
"Legalising medical marijuana in Utah could lead to absent-minded rabbits and other animals who don’t feel their natural instincts, a special agent for the DEA has warned the state." Here it is folks. We can hide our heads in the sand and pretend this isn't...
posted on Mar 4, 2015
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
Or perhaps that should be re-discovered, but anyway archaeologists have been excavating at the supposed site. "Archaeologists working in Nazareth — Jesus' hometown — in modern-day Israel have identified a house dating to the first century that was regarded as the place where Jesus was brought up by Mary and Joseph. Dr Dark, a specialist in...
posted on Mar 4, 2015
Aliens and UFOs
Apologies if already posted, but I did not see it anywhere. I usually dump all over these things, but this one at least *looks* interesting. Artifact? Hoax? Mis-identification? What do you think? "Prolific UFO hunter Streetcap1 claims he has detected in a recent...
posted on Mar 4, 2015
Breaking Alternative News
So google plans to add an algorithm that ranks websites according to the veracity of information provided. In theory it sounds good, in practice however it could mean that google will be told what the truth is and what not, so anything that is not in line with the mainstream media (Reuters AP) and therefore given a low ranking...
posted on Mar 3, 2015
Breaking Political News
I'll be honest, I watched the entire speech, and found it to be extremely powerful. I know many here will attack this speech...and that is their prerogative, but, in the end, I think the Prime Minister made his case... and I believe it will definitely effect the national debate....
posted on Mar 4, 2015
Breaking Political News
In doing Internet research for my other thread ...I came across an old and obscure article making reference to Eric Hotehem, the mystery person connected to Hillary Clinton's personal server and email accounts. In current press accounts from the past couple of days, only a couple of enigmatic...
posted on Mar 4, 2015
Social Issues and Civil Unrest
LMAO....hahahahahahah. uhahahahahahaha. hahahahahahahahaha I'm literally blue in the face right now, I just can't stop laughing. " Washington (CNN)Ben Carson says homosexuality is a choice because many people "go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay." The...
posted on Mar 3, 2015
Aliens and UFOs
I’ve spent most of my time the past two decades as a futurist, a technologist and consultant paid to forecast future technology trends and products. In other words, look at a hell of a lot of information coming from all over the place, analyze what data made sense, and then try to figure out what conclusions...
posted on Mar 3, 2015
US Political Madness
I realize that over the last few years, there has been an abundance of threads about net neutrality but based on comments I've been reading regarding the recent FCC vote, it's apparent to me that as with many other issues, a large number of people have foregone critical thought in favor of blind acceptance of political...
posted on Mar 2, 2015
Breaking Political News
The following video presents highlights from a recent LA Times article entitled "GOP touts its Internet legislation." Here's the main quote from the article that is brought under scrutiny: "As Chairman Wheeler pushes forward with plans...
posted on Mar 1, 2015
Political Ideology
Fellow ATS Members, I would like to present an idea I had recently and receive your input as to what you think. Perhaps we could build on my idea and eventually create a proper thread with actual evidence to back the initial idea up. I first want to start with a story, a personal situation I recently...
posted on Mar 5, 2015
Science & Technology
First off, I would like to state something. Someone will probably suggest that this thread is not fit for the Science Forum, but this was done by physics students, using science, and was published in Leicester University's Journal of Physics Special Topics. " Students Surprised to Find Noah's Ark Feasible...
posted on Mar 2, 2015
Medical Issues & Conspiracies
In this case we have a little girl in Ontario that came down with symptoms of Measles. Shock, horror. In 1960 there were an estimated 3.5 million cases and 1:100000 died. But I digress. The point is, how did she get it? According...
posted on Mar 2, 2015
Science & Technology
I always get fascinated by the fact that we might be living within this multiverse and that we are on many places at same time.After I read this new technology to capture images of light being in two different elements at the same time. I beginning to think that the holographic...
posted on Mar 3, 2015
Middle East Issues
Well what a shock !! Iran has apparently rejected the 10 year nuke deal. And this news suspiciously comes as Netanyahu makes a speech to the U.S. Congress (minus Obama). The Iranian Foreign Minister said Obama spoke in "unacceptable and threatening" terms. Maybe Netanyahu's...
posted on Mar 2, 2015
Other Current Events
" The New York Times delivered a jolt to the 2016 presidential contest on Monday night, as the paper reported that Hillary Clinton conducted all government business on a personal email account during her four-year...
posted on Mar 5, 2015
War On Terrorism
Recently, Portuguese National Tv, published a 26 minutes with Bashar al-Assad. The interview was consistent with other reports that lately point out the cause of the instability in Middle East, focusing on ISIS, in particular at Syria,...
posted on Mar 4, 2015
Origins and Creationism
This discovery seems to be blowing up all my nerdy science sites, so I thought I would share it with you and see what your thoughts were. I, myself, find it very intriguing. "Researchers working in Ethiopia have unearthed the oldest human fossil ever, and the discovery could...
posted on Mar 2, 2015
Conspiracies in Religions
" A possible Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson suggested over the weekend that religion was necessary for testing scientific theories because the science could be “propaganda.” On Sunday, NBC’s...
posted on Mar 5, 2015
Conspiracies in Religions
" Meanwhile in the U.S., Franklin Graham, son of iconic evangelist Billy Graham, is finding a massive response among American Christians with the announcement that ISIS has triggered biblical Armageddon and the triumph of Christianity. One of his Facebook posts on the matter has already received nearly...
posted on Mar 4, 2015
Predictions & Prophecies
I know ATS people will find this interesting, religious or not, a few have already figured some of this out without the bible, they just see it coming. The link gives it full size because it's hard to read otherwise. Even if you don't believe it, I still think it's interesting. You can...
posted on Mar 4, 2015
Paranormal Studies
Although I do believe that paranormal/supernatural 'things' do happen, I could easily be a scoffing skeptic - because I've never experienced anything that didn't have a perfectly good explanation and as well, have never personally known anyone who experienced anything 'woo'... ...Anyway,...
posted on Mar 4, 2015
Predictions & Prophecies
Malachi Martin, ex-jesuit, talks about the 3rd Secret of Fatima and 3 Days of darkness. on the question of what kind of danger the 3 days of darkness pose: civic, natural or spiritual, he answers, "spiritual". Furthermore, he says, we don't understand the role of the demons and the angels, and he needs another interview of that. ...
posted on Mar 2, 2015
General Chit Chat
Hello chatters… Our continued problems with our "chat vendor" has come to a head, and I've removed the chat link from the menu, and disabled the chat service. Their customer service is horrible, after more than a week of downtime a few months back (with no response from support during the downtime) they have turned off our one-year subscription with...
posted on Mar 3, 2015
Folk Tales & Urban Legends
(I put this in Folk Tales and Legends forum because there is a bit of myth surrounding these guys, they did unfortunately exist.) I love history of all kinds. Military history, World history, Ancient history, etc is all fascinating to me. I just finished reading a few books on Jesse and Frank...
posted on Mar 3, 2015
General Chit Chat
Martin Le-May an amateur photographer from Essex captured the image yesterday , wildlife experts believe the weasel must have attacked the woodpecker while it was on the ground , the bird took flight in an attempt to escape taking the no doubt terrified weasel with it. "He said: "I heard...
posted on Mar 4, 2015
Rant
Yes, we all have to tolerate each other and each others quirks, but there is no getting away from the fact that lots of things that other people do can be irritating. That's just the way life is. This is my 'UGH!!" list. Feel free to add your own 'UGH!!" list. :) - People spitting in public. GAG! - People biting their nails in front of others. GROSS. - Stupid...
posted on Feb 28, 2015
Television
from " By 1959, Rod Serling had had it with the dumbing down of American television by what he saw as overly sensitive TV sponsors who forced writers to edit scripts with impunity during the boob tube’s early years. Most sponsors wanted zero controversy and nothing to appear...
posted on Mar 3, 2015
Political Mud-Pit
"House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) told the GOP conference that they needed to pass a clean Department of Homeland Security funding bill because Senate Republicans “never found a way to win this fight” and because some House conservatives killed a three-week DHS funding measure last week." You...
posted on Mar 4, 2015
Members
Yeppers, the Official Czar of Coffee (if you don't know what that is, take a look back in the threads sometime, it's hilarious, we had an election here a few years ago I lost, but was appointed to the cabinet, but I digress) is getting married (again) I swore on a stack after my husband died I would never ever ever ever get married again, but...
posted on Mar 2, 2015
Rant
isnt it great we have so many medical experts here who can diagnose and cure your cancer or recommend you don't have your child vaccinated. Who needs those doctors who spend the best part of 10 years studying in med schools and hospitals before they can practice? People who have devoted their lives to medicine...