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So Which One Is It..."tptb" or " the PTB"?

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posted on Dec, 31 2014 @ 01:07 AM
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a reply to: CagliostroTheGreat

Just had an epiphany... You just ate a Tuna Sandwich..?Be Honest now (0_o)

Will help mask the odour.
edit on 31-12-2014 by caskatoon because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 31 2014 @ 01:14 AM
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I have it on good authority that the powers that be preferred to be called "the clique" by their friends and confidants, and want everyone else to call them Obama - because they like to laugh at him catching all the heat.



posted on Dec, 31 2014 @ 01:18 AM
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a reply to: BELIEVERpriest

The Peanut that Butters? Surely it can't butter as well as my trusty Dual Sided, extra smooth Pectorials!



posted on Dec, 31 2014 @ 01:21 AM
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a reply to: caskatoon

With tangy mayo.



posted on Dec, 31 2014 @ 01:29 AM
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I always thought it was the Toilet Paper That Burns...shows how much I know..



posted on Dec, 31 2014 @ 02:10 AM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

I noticed, when you started this thread, you asked...Is it 'tptb' or "ptb"...and now, it is missing, along with the "reason for edit:"

There's another First(For myself anyway)...Right here on ATS.


Also, did you get the memo, the votes are rigged, and well, either way...The darkness always bleeds da' light!



posted on Dec, 31 2014 @ 09:46 AM
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originally posted by: caladonea
What difference does it make...what we call them...the fact is they are in power and meet secretly in all of their secret societies meetings and decide...what is next.
Its strictly esthetics. I don't care for the way that "the PTB" looks in print but "tptb" looks kinda cute. But I enjoy saying " the P that B", yo.



posted on Dec, 31 2014 @ 11:38 AM
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Depends on the usage-inference.

Example 1. "The Powers That Be" control our world. (TPTB)
Example 2. "Powers That Be" seem to control the mainstream. (PTB)

It depends on the need for using "The" in reference, statements etc.



posted on Dec, 31 2014 @ 11:43 AM
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"T to the P to the T to the B yall"

a reply to: MissSmartypants



posted on Dec, 31 2014 @ 07:15 PM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
Depends on the usage-inference.

Example 1. "The Powers That Be" control our world. (TPTB)
Example 2. "Powers That Be" seem to control the mainstream. (PTB)

It depends on the need for using "The" in reference, statements etc.
Use example number two in a sentence to help clarify what you mean. I guess you'll have to start with "Powers That Be" or you'll have to add a "the".



posted on Dec, 31 2014 @ 07:17 PM
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originally posted by: nonspecific
"T to the P to the T to the B yall"

a reply to: MissSmartypants

Whoop whoop!(with hands in the raise the roof position).



posted on Dec, 31 2014 @ 07:18 PM
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originally posted by: caskatoon
a reply to: MissSmartypants

I noticed, when you started this thread, you asked...Is it 'tptb' or "ptb"...and now, it is missing, along with the "reason for edit:"

There's another First(For myself anyway)...Right here on ATS.


Also, did you get the memo, the votes are rigged, and well, either way...The darkness always bleeds da' light!


Duhh, it's in the title...Oooops.



posted on Jan, 1 2015 @ 11:02 AM
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a reply to: elementalgrove
I agree, Elemental; it is most definitely The People That WERE!



posted on Jan, 1 2015 @ 12:16 PM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

Here, it is used 4 times without using "the". The "THE" is not always necessary...even though perhaps it would be. Below, it is used online by description (link provided...but italics provided by me))

"powers that be" - Idioms by The Free Dictionary

idioms.thefreedictionary.com/powers+that+be

Definition of powers that be in the Idioms Dictionary. powers that be phrase. What does powers that be expression mean? Definitions by the largest Idiom ...



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