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posted on Dec 24, 2014
Today we take a close look at a confusing incident in California, as K9 officer Joe Avila was found with five points of marijuana that should be in the evidence lock-up. Local authorities are not filing charges, preferring to put officer Avila on paid administrative leave. The problem is, this double standard for police officers is a significant part of what's causing intense frustration with law enforcement across the country. We compare the insanely light slap on the wrist he received with other insanely disproportionate sentences for nonviolent marijuana offenders....
posted on Dec 24, 2014
Other Current Events
Its that time of year again - which makes this a current event - and as I've done this every year I've been on staff, it seems it has become something of a tradition. I'm going to be upfront and say that 2014 has been both the best year, and the worst year for me in a long while. Lots of highs and lows personally, professionally, with my band and with my various online activities/hobbies. At one stage, after the events of the past few months I wasn't going to write this at all, and while it may not be the thread that ATS deserves right now, to paraphrase Batman, its the...

posted on Dec 25, 2014
US Political Madness
A crippling blow dealt to the DOJ and it's cronies to prosecute states, and people using medical marijuana has just been wielded by law makers in Congress. It's over folks, funding for the raids has been cut. It looks like the lawsuits...
posted on Dec 24, 2014
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
The Book of Kells was written in around 800AD, probably at Iona (or Applecross) in Scotland or maybe in Kells, County Meath, Ireland. It’s also known as the Book of Columba, as tradition has it that it was written to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his death. St Columba died in 597; 200 years later there...
posted on Dec 25, 2014
General Conspiracies
Dispelling the NK BS: Bureau 121 - NK Does Have An Elite Hacking Capacity Hi once again ATS. As this very important and paradigm shifting story - the tale of a movie studio, a Dictatorship, and a stoner flick - unfolds before us, one of the major...
posted on Dec 24, 2014
Breaking Alternative News
" Police in Berkeley, MO have shot and killed another Black teenager, 18 year old Antonio Martin. Details remain unclear with conflicting stories of whether the young man was armed. As always, the police version is that he was armed, but witnesses...
posted on Dec 25, 2014
Breaking Alternative News
" "Oh boy, golly gee, mother and father! Thanks so much for getting me this new [Insert Console]. I can't wait to play all day!" And then little Timmy plugged in his brand new games machine and found out that it's basically useless today because both Xbox...
posted on Dec 25, 2014
Breaking Alternative News
" A bit of Hollywood history unfolded on Wednesday. And it might be a glimpse into the future. The controversial Sony Pictures comedy "The Interview" was released on YouTube, Google Play, the Microsoft Xbox video game console, and a special Web site. The movie, which...
posted on Dec 24, 2014
Aliens and UFOs
This UFO was captured on film on two separate nights and one morning and reportedly, over 100 people seen it. This UFO is strange looking. It looks like a giant flying structure/building of some sort. Its said that the illuminated portion of it only represents 5% of the actual size. So whatever it is, and if its real,...
posted on Dec 24, 2014
General Conspiracies
Hi again ATS. This one is going to be short and to the point because it's late and my mind is too weary to try and fit the pieces together right now. But I still felt like it was worth adding...
posted on Dec 24, 2014
Social Issues and Civil Unrest
In light of all the bad news and chaos worldwide, this story actually made me smile. I hope it brings some joy to those who are feeling down, and out during the holiday season. Peace and love, RT
posted on Dec 23, 2014
Political Issues
The Federal American Government should just do away with Marriage and unions on a Federal Government Recognized level. We should be taxed and given benefits on an equal basis regardless of age, race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity,...
posted on Dec 22, 2014
Breaking Political News
A man who was arrested for carrying a knife and billy club in his car was convicted of a crime. The case was taken up to the Connecticut Supreme Court, and overturned. The Court says (in this case) that dirk knifes and police batons are protected by the...
posted on Dec 25, 2014
Science & Technology
Archaeologists have determined that a recently discovered quartzite flake found in western Turkey is between 1.17 to 1.24 million years old. It shows the hallmarks of being hammered by a hard tool.The evidence suggests primitive hominids dispersed into Asia and Europe earlier than previously determined...
posted on Dec 22, 2014
Fragile Earth
Good evening to all here on ATS, whilst doing my usual surf today I happened across this video of still pictures and it has been in my mind all day and since I cannot stop thinking about it. I thought I just better share it with the rest of you folks:-). It is a pictorial of Nature reclaiming what was once her's and she is...
posted on Dec 22, 2014
Fragile Earth
Permafrost (frozen soil) left in the Arctic Ocean after the last Glacial Maximum is leaking to the surface at a pace that's worrying to some scientists. Some scientists are now saying that the permafrost layer which is thought to be 600-800 meters thick is actually thinner under the ocean where the...
posted on Dec 24, 2014
Middle East Issues
" The Revolution It has been three years since the revolution started in Syria to over throw the Syrian Dictator . With over 2,00,000 dead , millions forced out of their homes and their livelihoods destroyed. A significant portion of the country has been turned into a war zone . The question which should be asked is, how long will the bloodshed...
posted on Dec 24, 2014
War On Terrorism
The Jordanian military military has confirmed the loss of an F-16AM over ISIS held territory. Images of the pilot being pulled out of a river, and of his identification cards have been posted online. A video has also been posted that appears to show an SA-7 being fired, at what is allegedly the aircraft involved....
posted on Dec 24, 2014
Political Conspiracies
I just came across this article,take from it what you will. with all the accusations and counter-accusations that have been going on,it is hard to find out the truth. IF this pans out,it should be interesting to see what the EU's actions will be next. After all,the sanctions increased because Russia supplied...
posted on Dec 22, 2014
Cryptozoology
I just saw this little gem on the BBC - "The sea mammal was discovered in a "distressed state" by a dog walker close to Newton Brook near Newton-le-Willows, police said. Officers "contained" the grey seal and the British Divers Marine Life Rescue Service will put it in a crate and release it into the River Mersey....
posted on Dec 22, 2014
Cryptozoology
Not a lot of information on this yet, apart from a brief line on Facebook.. Thankfully, it's not some blurry picture that is usually associated with these sorts of things I'll endeaver to try and get in contact with the people who uploaded the pic to get more info, quite busy at the moment....
posted on Dec 25, 2014
Conspiracies in Religions
Found this over on Before Its News. Worth a read. The article contains research notes and the like regarding this discovery. Its regarding the book of Daniel. The research shows a completely different translation of Daniel 9:24-27. If the info is accurate, then the book is no longer a mythology book like many claim....
posted on Dec 23, 2014
Philosophy and Metaphysics
Please bear with me for a moment while I explain my perspective, before I ask you a question. I know it is easy to use ''god'' as an explanation for the mysteries that surround us, for the things we do not understand, but the deeper I delve into our so called fabric of existence, the more I start...
posted on Dec 24, 2014
Philosophy and Metaphysics
When you sift through the evidence as to the question of whether "OUT OF Body", is real or imagined, and is asked. to the "Court room". If the Jury after pondering the evidence comes up with the answer that this is real. Then surely a major paradigm shift has occurred. From then on, all questions regarding...
posted on Dec 24, 2014
General Chit Chat
I'm trippin, dudes and dudettes. The book that started as a short short right here on ATS is now #87 in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction at Amazon in the UK. Wasn't expecting that! Dunno why, but UKers are digging it! Best Christmas present ever for me, for sure! ...
posted on Dec 23, 2014
General Chit Chat
One year ago tonight, minus three hours, I was sitting in a cafeteria eating Christmas dinner. Honey baked ham, some instant mashed potatoes and baked beans. There was cake for dessert. All in all there were about forty of us in that room, staff included. You see, I...
posted on Dec 21, 2014
People
I was thinking of how blessed I am to have my family and friends and how I will have a Wonderful Christmas. I was also thinking of how many people will spend it alone, or sick or suffering in some way. To all of those people I wish for them better days, hope, peace and a world of love. If we have any members who...
posted on Dec 22, 2014
Rant
I think it's well past the point of wondering now lol.. it's almost painful to see the barrage of these goons whenever something genuinely worth posting on ATS is brought up. It's so bloody obvious. Whenever I see a thread that I think, finally, I could really...
posted on Dec 22, 2014
Rant
Im sorry papa isint home anymore. Im sorry papa has to work for xmas. Im sorry papa and maman dont love each other anymore Im sorry papa cant be there when you sad. Im sorry i cant be there when your sick. Im sorry im not a better papa. Im sorry i cant get you the things you want. Im sorry i cant take you to father daughter danse. Im sorry i cant...
posted on Dec 22, 2014
Music
It's been announced that rock legend Joe Cocker has Died aged 70. This is how I will forever remember him What a voice :up: "The singer song-writer from Sheffield had a career lasting more than 40 years with hits including You Are So Beautiful and Up Where We Belong.
His agent Barrie Marshall confirmed that he had died of an undisclosed...
posted on Dec 24, 2014
General Chit Chat
Hello fellow ATS members! I am posting this in the rant forum due to.. Not knowing where else to put it, but it's much harder to break any rules here in the rant forum ( hehe...) Anyways NLBS is supposed to call the bull# about different things but seems to mix things up, or convey them in a way that doesn't benefit the average person, giving them information...
posted on Dec 23, 2014
Members
Death= The one part of life you can't escape. We are all going to die at some point....not knowing when is why we don't think about it more than we do. But some know...some have illness that will take their lives from them. Some suffer long lives waiting for death to come and ease...