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posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 08:45 PM
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Why? Why do so many here on ATS believe that they have tapped into some secret source of information that makes them a target for some mysterious government entity?

The truth is, if you were really accessing or divulging information here or elsewhere on the public internet or on private networks you would not be here to worry about it.

Your computers are not running slowly because you are being infiltrated (LOL). They are running slowly because you don't know how to properly maintain your desktop.

It seems the average person on ATS - or at least the average person spamming as many posts as they can manage is really quite psychotic. I don't know whether to laugh or be fearful that people actually believe this.
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posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 08:57 PM
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Your computers are not running slowly because you are being infiltrated (LOL). They are running slowly because you don't know how to properly maintain your desktop.

And not properly maintaining your computer leaves you open to malware that could potentially be monitoring and/or interrupting normal computing processes. Sounds kinda like being infiltrated to me...


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posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 08:58 PM
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originally posted by: HiMyNameIsCal



Your computers are not running slowly because you are being infiltrated (LOL). They are running slowly because you don't know how to properly maintain your desktop.

And not properly maintaining your computer leaver you open to malware that could be potentially be monitoring and/or interrupting normal computing processes. Sounds kinda like being infiltrated to me...




Big difference between being "infiltrated" by malware that targets you with advertisements and being infiltrated by the government because you read a thread on ATS.



posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 08:59 PM
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a reply to: TinkerHaus
There's certainly some amount of truth to what you're saying. My advice to everyone is...



posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 09:00 PM
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whether to laugh or be fearful that people actually believe this.


I've tried both at the same time and only managed to cry.

And a topic drift, if you will,,,, Reading Zinn can be a real eye opener.



posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 09:03 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: TinkerHaus


whether to laugh or be fearful that people actually believe this.


I've tried both at the same time and only managed to cry.

And a topic drift, if you will,,,, Reading Zinn can be a real eye opener.



Lots of crazy, horrible things come out of government. I don't believe there has ever been a form of government that "represented" enough people to be historically relevant that truly had it's people's best interests in mind..

That being said, nothing you see, hear or read on ATS is putting you on a government watch list.

And yes, Howard Zinn is absolutely an eye opener - but this small world we've created for ourselves here on ATS is irrelevant for anything other than entertainment in the grand scheme of things. By being here, contributing and sucking up whatever unfiltered information is vomited out of this strange little community is ultimately insignificant.


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posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 09:08 PM
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a reply to: TinkerHaus
Agreed, but there are certain programs out there that are meant to monitor and analyze search patterns and common data points from any and all sources, not all malware is made for advertising purposes. In my opinion at least some people might have actually been "infiltrated" and others are just slightly schizophrenic.



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posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 09:08 PM
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a reply to: TinkerHaus

I don't know who's head I'm going to have to live in, then.


Just imagine, if even a fraction of what we post and read ever came through, we'd be under rule by Reptilians, fighting zombie hordes, while HAARP destroyed the weather right before Nirbubu crashed during WWIII.



posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 09:11 PM
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originally posted by: HiMyNameIsCal
a reply to: TinkerHaus
Agreed, but there are certain programs out there that are meant to monitor and analyze search patterns and common data points from any and all sources, not all malware is made for advertising purposes. In my opinion at least some people might have actually been "infiltrated" and others are just slightly schizophrenic.






We're all throwing our bits into the bucket - and yeah everything is monitored for key phrases or patterns.. But that is kind of a passive infiltration that we are all suffering. I'm specifically talking about the people who think that there is a room of government goons actively watching them as they watch porn and browse ATS.



posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 09:17 PM
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I take everyone and everything as kind of a joke. And what do ya know my current net use PC is going to be 7 years old and it still runs perfect.



posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 09:21 PM
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But you forgot to mention how you know that you are the correct one and others are not.

Otherwise, just another statement in the rant forum.

Peace



posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 09:25 PM
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a reply to: TinkerHaus

Case in point, check out the thread immediately following yours, if it is still there.

PsyOps spies from the CIA are spying on me!!!!



posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 09:26 PM
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instead of ranting about what you dislike, why not make worthwhile thread for folks showing how to properly maintain a windows/mac desktop?






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posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 09:31 PM
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Thanks for the compliment. I like being called psychotic. Just about everyone in this country is a little psychotic. Now I feel more normal.

My computer runs pretty fast for an old computer, but I hate when my browser gets hijacked away from what I am researching. The worst places are pharma sites. Running Ccleaner right after going there gets rid of their software that redir's you.

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posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 09:35 PM
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I agree but at the same time this IS a conspiracy website...is it not?

I don't come here because I am expecting 100% rationality. I come here because I expect the looniest of the looniest to comment and be lurking. I want to hear what they have to say. I may not believe what they have to say, but I want to hear it.

I have had many a conversation with the homeless at bus stops and stations. I have met some of the most brilliant minds that exist but whose lives were destroyed by alcohol and drugs.

Just because what someone is saying doesn't make rational sense, doesn't mean it isn't sensible. You just have to weed through the webs that make up a cluttered mind. Sometimes you get real insight on the human experience and perspective of the rational mind. You get an idea of childhood and nature vs. nurture.

That is all.



posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 10:15 PM
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Actually, the government used to have to eavesdrop by bugging your phone or listening to radio sets from vans parked in the street. Now they don't have to bug us at all. This invention called the internet?

What a wonderful labor saving device. People just write out their thoughts and hit return.

Not that I care, I type "bad things" all the time.



posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 10:51 PM
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I'm specifically talking about the people who think that there is a room of government goons actively watching them as they watch porn and browse ATS.

Well there is that NSA data center in Utah, but I'm pretty sure they use a supercomputer to do most of the "watching".
I don't think that they would target anybody unless they were hacking or plotting something and I definitely don't think they just watch the general public through the cameras on computers and cell phones. But if you are up to no good the internet is definitely something that can get you busted.



posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 10:57 PM
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Why do so many here on ATS believe that they have tapped into some secret source of information that makes them a target for some mysterious government entity?

Because they're crazy. Don't let it bother you.


I'm specifically talking about the people who think that there is a room of government goons actively watching them as they watch porn and browse ATS.

Those are the paranoid schizophrenics. It's best to ignore them. When I was new to this site I tried advising them to see a doctor or alerting the staff to try and mobilize some help for them. I soon discovered my error, especially after one of them vented his frustrations in public with an automatic weapon.

If you're not crazy, why are you here? My original motive for coming to this site was the same one that impelled Victorian families to visit lunatic asylums: it's a bit like a day at the zoo. But I've been here almost ten years now, which obliges me to consider myself one of the inmates. Presumably there's some vacancy in my life that is filled, or at least papered over, by coming to ATS. I don't know what it is and I don't particularly care.

I don't believe in conspiracy theories and I don't care much for conspiracy theorists. Maybe I'm a troll. But in all those years I've received just three warnings and had maybe six posts removed. Six out of 12,327 isn't bad, is it?

Maybe I secretly want to believe...



posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 11:17 PM
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I think this site is awesome sauce but you have to view it as entertainment first, news second, and a platform to launch research from ,third. Since I have been on here I have been waiting for the government to start following me or aliens to start abducting me or angels to give me visions. Has not happened yet. To all the aliens, angels, and spooks....Pick me pick me......



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:18 AM
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originally posted by: karmicecstasy
I think this site is awesome sauce but you have to view it as entertainment first, news second, and a platform to launch research from ,third. Since I have been on here I have been waiting for the government to start following me or aliens to start abducting me or angels to give me visions. Has not happened yet. To all the aliens, angels, and spooks....Pick me pick me......


I enjoy this site as well. I've been here for a few years longer than my "Member Since" date states.. I agree with you 100%, it's great for entertainment.

I've read every major thread on this site and I've yet to be contacted by aliens or spied upon by the government as well.

And yes, Jude.. I am right. The government doesn't care that you are accessing ATS - there is nothing on this site that cannot be found all over the internet. We're not accessing ANYTHING above top secret here.





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