posted on Nov 20, 2014
Today on Next Level BS, we take a look at the mess caused by Jonathan Gruber's comments about Obama Care, how it was purposefully crafted to be obtuse, deceptive, and onerous; as well as the off-the-cuff comment heard around the world: American Voters are Stupid. We take our typical deep-dive into the issue, with tons of research and backup for every important point we discovered. If you care about government transparency, the Affordable Care Act, and the nature of Jonathan Gruber's comments, you won't want...
posted on Nov 22, 2014
Global Meltdown
An interesting chain of events: " The federal government until recently shielded big banks from criminal prosecution out of concern that convictions may damage the financial system, a top Federal Reserve official said Friday, explicitly acknowledging a policy long denied by the Obama administration. The admission came during a tense exchange between William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) at a Senate Banking Committee hearing meant to explore the cozy relations between federal regulators and the banks they supervise. Until...

posted on Nov 22, 2014
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
There is something of a mystery in Sumerology with early medicinal tablets seemingly relating to Opium cultivation in terms of hul gil — the “plant of joy” — explaining how to cultivate it, harvest the sap, and prepare it as a drink. "The most ancient testimony concerning the opium poppy found to date was inscribed...
posted on Nov 22, 2014
Posse Comitatus
From a CNN news alert just received on my phone: Grand Jury considering case of police officer who shot Michael Brown did not reach a decision Friday, sources tell CNN. "Anticipating a grand jury decision at any moment, more businesses boarded up their doors and windows and residents...
posted on Nov 22, 2014
Global Meltdown
I found this article very consise and interesting. It is reporting on a study of the causes of the huge wage gap between the average worker and CEOs. There findings are interesting: " Runaway inequality is destroying the American...
posted on Nov 22, 2014
ATS Live
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posted on Nov 21, 2014
Breaking Political News
Naturally, this breaking news was released on a Friday evening...between the 'Executive Amnesty' proclamation and the Ferguson Grand Jury verdict.
Perhaps a 'Smoking Gun' will finally be uncovered. And they said these were lost forever: " Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal...
posted on Nov 23, 2014
Social Issues and Civil Unrest

"Following the refusal of the Beavercreek Chief of Police to meet any of the very reasonable demands of the Ohio Students Association and other protesters against the shooting of John Crawford by Officer Sean Williams, the “hacktivist”...
posted on Nov 22, 2014
US Political Madness
It seems now that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants to somehow come up with a plan to allow *Them* to select a health insurance plan level for you. Looks like an effort to counter the ultra high rising costs of policies that people...
posted on Nov 23, 2014
US Political Madness
In an open editorial, Eric Draitser an independent geopolitical analyst based in New York City and the founder of StopImperialism.com, observes that "If the US was serious about re-evaluating not only how it fights terrorism but how terrorism is spread,...
posted on Nov 20, 2014
Political Ideology
This gets thrown around from time to time and recently I was in an argument with some people over Obama actually being a conservative rather than a liberal. I don't want to rehash the argument here but part of what I cited in my support was his 6.5, 6 rating on the political compass which puts him further to the...
posted on Nov 23, 2014
Political Issues
Did a search didn't find anything. So all this hoopla about who did or didn't do what all the asinine conspiracy theories etc. etc. are finally put to rest by the Republican led House Intelligence Committe. " WASHINGTON -- A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled...
posted on Nov 22, 2014
Fragile Earth
" " We just had a 3.3 quake in the Dallas area. I felt a single tremor and thought something nearby must have exploded but there was no boom. That was my first one...
posted on Nov 20, 2014
Fragile Earth
"Are we witnessing the Gulf Stream closing down? Is the cold November in the US just a precursor of what is to come? A massive snowstorm has wreaked havoc in the north-eastern US and left seven people dead in upstate New York. After sweeping across the Great Lakes, the storm dumped...
posted on Nov 20, 2014
Science & Technology
" Autonomous “Robocop”-style robots, equipped with microphones, speakers, cameras, laser scanners and sensors, have started to guard Silicon Valley. The security robots, called Knightscope K5 Autonomous Data Machines, were designed by a robotics company, Knightscope,...
posted on Nov 23, 2014
Other Current Events
US, Canada & Ukraine vote against Russia’s anti-Nazism resolution at UN " “UN General Assembly’s Third Committee passed a Russia-proposed resolution condemning attempts to glorify Nazism ideology and denial of German Nazi war crimes....
posted on Nov 21, 2014
Other Current Events
Just stumbled upon this and could not find it posted yet. What's up with all the meteors these days ? And another angle:
posted on Nov 24, 2014
Other Current Events
" AFTER an angry debate, the Israeli cabinet has endorsed a controversial bill declaring the country a Jewish state, a move that will alienate the Palestinian minority further and push the government closer to early elections. The bill affirms that Jewish law should inspire the Israeli legal system,...
posted on Nov 21, 2014
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
In the just published, A Coptic Handbook of Ritual Power, Australian university professors Malcolm Choat and Iain Gardner, from Macquarie University and the University of Sydney respectively, reveal a significant addition to the body of ancient Egyptian magical texts. Image: Effy Alexakis, Macquarie University...
posted on Nov 23, 2014
Paranormal Studies
I made this reply last November 4 "When I went overseas far far away, I could feel her spirit lie down in my bed beside me. Quite a gentle spirit like a little human girl. " I made this reply the next day I strongly felt my dog's presence settling down to sleep with me in my...
posted on Nov 22, 2014
Paranormal Studies
I went down to Florida for a few weeks to visit and catch up with old friends. I use to own a bar there and got to talking to another friend of mine that owned a bar as well. I started telling her how one of my bartenders would sometimes leave abruptly after closing and leave the clean up for the following day because the piano we had...
posted on Nov 23, 2014
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
In the countless research directed to the human origin, we all know the place Homo Neanderthalus takes. For a while evidence has shown that Neanderthalus is not a human subspecies but a different species. A new study done by SUNY Downstate Medical Center supports...
posted on Nov 21, 2014
Philosophy and Metaphysics
TO THE ICONOCLAST Dear you, As you’ve mentioned to me last time, being employed by the mob into thinking like they do is particularly tedious for you. I understand. I’m with you on that one, as with many things, good friend. But if you’ll permit me to diagnose, maybe you do not require abject subservience to their mob ideals in order to be a contributing...
posted on Nov 21, 2014
Philosophy and Metaphysics
Hello again, Next topic I would like to discuss/other people discuss is the supposed "problem of evil" So "the idea that God is all powerful, the idea that God is omnipotent, the idea that God is good, the fact there is evil in the world" and so forth, however you want to word it. In my class, we have discussed, argued, and just tried to figure...
posted on Nov 22, 2014
General Chit Chat
We've all seen "when animals attack"... good show sometimes... Well this is "When Animals Photobomb!" I found a few of these on the net and got a good laugh at them so I had to share IF you happen to find any of these laying around feel free to add them to the stack Enjoy!! :)
posted on Nov 21, 2014
Political Mud-Pit
The GOP tea party philosophy of hatred, fear, greed, and selfishness is in full swing in the nation’s political landscape… They are fully reactionary and negative. They don’t have one positive plan to progress economically, the American people....
posted on Nov 20, 2014
General Chit Chat
As the Op states I am an alcoholic, I have been for many years. I have given all the reasons under the sun to explain this. Stress, pressure of work/life ect. I just thought I would say this here before I take the plunge and say it out loud in the real world. I am not looking for sympathy...
posted on Nov 20, 2014
Rant
Most of the "Epic" threads on ATS were written by people that are now Mods. Now, I realize it makes sense to get the brightest Members as Mods. I just miss reading threads authored by these people. Why when people become Mods do they stop making threads ? Wrabbit is a perfect example...Becomes...
posted on Nov 19, 2014
Dreams & Predictions
I thought I would have some fun here As A Pagan this was my favorite conversation that pissed off a lot of people card reading being a con I have not shared the rest of the story However one of the elders watched me work it with the cards She sat back and made some one else go get the playing...
posted on Nov 23, 2014
Political Mud-Pit
I say do it, the rich would not go homeless nor hungry! " America has been doing income taxes wrong for more than 50 years. All Americans, including the rich, would be better off if top tax rates went back to Eisenhower-era levels when the top federal income tax rate was 91 percent,...
posted on Nov 23, 2014
Rant
1. " I think GMO's should be labeled " is NOT " I think science has no business in crops and could never be beneficial. " - I believe in labeling foods so us consumers know what we are buying, regardless if GMO have been proven good or bad - The NLBS talks about GMO being generally safe - I don't care if it's safe, I want...
posted on Nov 19, 2014
General Chit Chat
Take the fun quiz ... add your own comments ... nothing to get uptight about. Just have fun with it. "You got: Shark's Tooth Life can be as rough as the sea, but you have an animalistic power on your side. Some people bring so much fear into their conflicts, they weigh themselves...