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Next Level BS: Why is ATS now hell bent on shoving this turd down mine and everyone else's throat?

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posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 07:27 AM
a reply to: deadeyedick

Perhaps a ban on paid posters is needed.

Or even more fair just give them a special sign on their avatar.

And how would define or spot a "paid poster"?
Really? Is this just a throwaway or do you have a magic list of such posters?
I think the OPs thread deserves better critical thinking.

posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 07:31 AM
a reply to: Skadi_the_Evil_Elf

So far, I haven't seen them attack any real conspiracy theories or any truths

So MLBS is just another infomercial in a sea of noise?
And you like that?

posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 07:32 AM
As I did make mention of my main concerns with NLBS, I'd like to at the very least offer a possible solution. (Pic related)

If you can impliment NLBS to have its own highlited category, thus seperating it from the user generated content, perhaps many of the people who find it intrusive will have a much better feel for it. If NLBS truely has valuable information and strong points, and is well liked by the members of ATS, allow it to rise to the top of the board through generated interest.

Also, an increase in professionalism may help the appeal of the show, at least for users like minded to myself.

posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 07:38 AM
a reply to: MindShine

Is that what the main page looks like now? I haven't gone there in months. Yikes. With all of that, maybe there could be a little corner somewhere to again post ATS's slogan 'Deny Ignorance' (full unclosure, I pop into 'Recent' to see what's going on, haven't even looked at 'Top' in a long time).

posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 07:42 AM

originally posted by: TheNewRevolution
a reply to: Grimpachi

I don't know, I guess when I came here to this site I was mislead by the idea of their being some hope in the world by people getting together and discussing things alternative to the official narrative. I guess I thought that maybe, should enough people get together and be able to create a voice that actual change could come out of it and real truth could be brought to light.

I didn't believe it was just a corporate facade to take advantage of a niche market, but as time goes on I am starting to doubt my own beliefs.

ATS is pure entertainment - nothing more.
It is a site run by some people and their number one priority is to make money.
They will promote what they want and use campaigns to get people through the door.
The more people through the door the more potential money they can get from ad revenue.

There is no free speech, you will not discover some super secret info and there will be nothing here that blows the lid off of some illuminati conspiracy.
If you believed this site was here to make a difference or change the world then you were wrong.
ATS is a business and is solely entertainment - even the conspiracy stuff that was the bread and butter here has mostly gone or is certainly not the focus now.
It's all politics, racism, celebrity junk, religion and mainstream news stories.
It has completely moved away from its roots.

However what has always made ATS different is the community and the feel of the place, it feels real, like a real place and the people make it what it is.

Just ignore all the videos and stuff you don't want to view and focus on what you do want to see.
Things change, sites change and ATS owners decided on a course of action and a goal some time ago yes intelligent discussion has suffered and the quality of posting/posters has hugely decreased.
But I suppose the site staying afloat is the main goal now so we will see many more ventures that we don't like.

You should have seen the place when they first introduced ads!!

posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 07:47 AM
a reply to: Aleister

It is certainly more cluttered than it was when I first saw this lovely website. I personally just use CTRL+ 3 or 4 times (Firefox), and the sideline stuff completely vanishes, giving a much more spacious and relaxed feeling to it.

For me, I open my browser, click my bookmark to the ATS main/index page, and check out what the most popular happenings are at the moment. From there, it is usually off to the Live topics page to check out the popular hourly posts. If i still have time after reading through those, I'll sift through the New topics page and see what buried treasure is yet to be found.

posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 08:33 AM
a reply to: TheNewRevolution

You do realize you can't win an argument in a kangaroo court, don't you?

ATS created NLBS to be an ultimate authority so they'd have a cudgel to beat down anyone who gets too close to the truth.

One visit was enough to know I wanted nothing to do with it.

Since then I've accidentally visited dozens of times because of their sneaky ploy of placing the button too close to the scroll bar.

NLBS is the turd sandwich that shows how ATS really butters it's bread.

posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 08:41 AM

originally posted by: Psynic
a reply to: TheNewRevolution

You do realize you can't win an argument in a kangaroo court, don't you?

I can confirm that. Discussion of NLBS is being restricted.

posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 08:51 AM
a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Bias Is The Result

After pouring through extensive research, if we find a truth that is Next Level BS, that becomes our focus. We're biased for truth

A Psychological Cloak for Deception

Absent Truth Bias, people would spend an inordinate amount of time checking information provided by others. Truth Bias also serves as the social default. Relationships with friends and business colleagues would become strained if their veracity were constantly questioned. Faced with minor discrepancies in a story, people tend to excuse away inconsistencies because they want to believe the person who is telling the story. Truth Bias provides liars with an advantage because people want to believe what they hear, see, or read. The effect of Truth Bias is stronger if the person telling the story is a close friend, a spouse, or our children. Truth Bias diminishes when people become aware of the possibility of deception. The best defense against Truth Bias is judicious skepticism.

So in view of the fact that Pharma has untold dollars thrown at Marketing,"University-peer paper reviewed researcher shopping", and the US Taxpayer funding compensation for adverse reactions; in the light of the above "Truth Bias" how are we to take your stance on anti-vaccinators (MMR-Measles Vaccines aside-there is more than 1 type of vaccines out there).

And sure as you have stated fairly in the past, you are like any other human being with your own personal opinions, strengths and weakness like any of us. Be that as it may are you trying to tell us that whilst rightfully steering ATS from a financial, strategic perspective you have no ideological "truer truths" that you would like to further? Please correct me if I'm overanalyzing.

I am really interested in how you reconcile "deny ignorance"; its like ATS seek to deliberately throw cognitive dissonance at its members

Truth Bias-Deny Ignorance-Cognitive Dissonance

edit on 5-2-2015 by TheConstruKctionofLight because: spelling

posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 08:52 AM
a reply to: Aleister

Aleister is on the money; I have a link that takes me directly to recent.

This has limited my exposure to NLBS, my only source to it being threads such as this one LoL

posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 09:35 AM
a reply to: TechUnique

tickle their ears and live out their conspiratorial fantasies. 'Shh shh, reptilians are real, you were right all along'

So now its reptilians...

and yet you authored "Satanists in The Music Industry" and "Eye witnesses to Pope Francis killing and eating babies in Satanic rituals"

Last time I looked...shh...there was a reptile in Eden

This site kickstarted my journey for truth!

So I dont mean to be mean but you had no doubts or a quest for truth before joining 4 years ago. There were no books or libraries you could point to?

John 8:32
"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

Are we to take your word for that or Johns. Going by your statement above it would appear to be ATS

you were wrong all along. I've had to do that with a lot of things over the years. Learning the truth is a painful process sometimes.

Learning that you/me are lied to is the painful part. The "truth" frees us from pain temporarily, and then we search for the next truth and the pain or joy depending on your perspective begins again.
How can one hate Truth? One can have battles in ones mind but truth is the glittering Prize.

It's painful to see so many people hate the truth so much. I guess the truth hurts

You're in pain, the others are searching for their own truth; you hate because you're in pain and you project that hurt onto those others.
What you see in others is but a mirror of whats going inside your own self. I think its in the New Testament somewhere.

posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 10:04 AM
a reply to: boymonkey74

So I was right the real reason for your butthurt is in fact due to you having an opposing view on the shows content.

Thats the best you can do? Go back and look at the OP

from TheNewRevolution

it was certainly a place for like minded individuals to discuss theories and ideas and philosophize over information that may or may not have had adequate proof or information to back it up. People were entitled to their opinions amongst each other and ATS didn't really take sides on the issues.

Start from this perspective "and ATS didn't really take sides on the issues"...

Does your "butthurt" denigration add anything?

posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 10:09 AM

originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: deadeyedick

Perhaps a ban on paid posters is needed.

Or even more fair just give them a special sign on their avatar.

And how would define or spot a "paid poster"?

Really? Is this just a throwaway or do you have a magic list of such posters?

I think the OPs thread deserves better critical thinking.

Being paid poster would include recieving money for posting on ats. It is a real thing.

My post siting the need for giving them a special sign or something shows that they can be hard to spot.

I have no magic list but i was around when certain introduction threads made stating the member is paid by gov to be here and debunk some claims. It is known that the gov. has stated they would infiltrate such sites.

I do not think ats would be allowed to point out such accounts to us anyhow and the cost would take away from the attempts to push the left wind views that is being undertaken by calling americans stupid and lunatics.

The truth is right in front of us.

Just look at the post history of the loudest ones here showing support for biased bs. They all have commonality.

If as much time went into showing both sides of a topic then their agenda would fail. With the right funding wordsmiths can make just about any topic to be accepted by the masses.

When an agenda is forefront then truth is not an issue.

To recap Americans are stupid and anti vaxers are lunatics.

Paid posters are not real.

posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 10:40 AM
a reply to: deadeyedick

With the right funding wordsmiths can make just about any topic to be accepted by the masses.

When an agenda is forefront then truth is not an issue.

To recap Americans are stupid and anti vaxers are lunatics.

Paid posters are not real.

Of course they are real and are probably on this site...but there is no easy way to flush them out.
And you are correct that ATS would not point them out anyway. As to showing both sides to the story, even if they did the presenter could still us subtle body language or intonation of voice to seed doubt and push a side. In some respects that the beauty of threads; it makes one slow down think and hopefully formulate an idea for further investigation.

The very fact that TVS still broadcast points to the power of audio/visual media in the art of persuasion - Entrainment would be a better descriptor than propaganda.

recieving money for posting on ats

And we come to the double edged sword that can stab back at the provocateurs. We dont get paid, we cant afford to get slovenly, we dig analyze and respond with care and accuracy. Additionally they depending on the size of their budget or numbers that flood any topic may "come over to the other side" if they have "remorse/penny drops moments" Theres no easy solution, but diligence.

posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 10:52 AM
a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Oh so your stance is only against people who don't get vaccines because of the autism debate.

Did you know that autism isn't the only alleged fault that vaccines are blamed for?

Did you even care when Joe blanketed all people who chose not to get their children vaccinated as "sh#ty parents"?

They didn't.

Now claims to know the internal and behind closed doors proceedings of the CDC?

You misunderstood. The minimally toxic (in large amounts) ethyl mercury in Thimerosol was the blame for potential incidence of autism. But many people have still been associating Thompson's "whistle blowing" with Thimerosol and mercury -- Jenny McCarthy among them.

Maybe I did misunderstand, but that does not change the fact that just because the public is misconstruing this mans ideas as something to benefit their agenda, it doesn't take away from the information coming from the person itself. Yet NLBS clearly says "anything involving this man is BS", when there is no proof, just the broad misconceptions of his alleged information.

I don't want to debate vaccines but the fact that I even can goes to show my point about this show. The fact that there is contrary information to everything the video said, or the fact that the video attempted to piece together facts without much of a bridge, is proof enough that this subjective content is not TRUTH as you are touting it to be, but as I said, one side to a multifaceted problem in which you are ignoring the other sides and calling them "turds" and "BS" in the public eye.

posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 10:54 AM
a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

Now go back and look at the post where you said

I think the OPs thread deserves better critical thinking.

and show me why you accuse me of not critical thinking.
Nothing i said goes against your lengthy post. The fact remains that money can influence topics gretly and in my short post i outlined much. You dropping by to accuse me of not critical thinking is exactly tactic used to discredit. If you would have just pondered my words a bit you would see.

One thing we could all be missing here is the level of influence that the mob of high fivers is putting on subjects to cover up dissenting views. Truth is becoming the needle in the haystack as one side swears hey the needle is there. right there

The question becomes what is the bs? the subject or what they are being forced to present?

Here is the kicker the show is being privitly funded on the backs of conspiracies while it is being said you can go out and do your own show but we will not help in the same manner we help nlbs.

posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 10:55 AM

originally posted by: rukia
a reply to: stuthealien
But this fear of TPTB is simply silly. They won't hunt you down--the reason TPTB will never raise their guns to the people is because if they do they sow the seeds of their own undoing. It's the NWO. And it's been here for a while now, interestingly enough.

Michael Hastings, Ken Saro Wiwa, Pat Tillman, JFK, RFK, MLK, John Lennon, and
quite a few others would beg to differ.

For the common sheeple you are right, they are not gunning for us yet.

But they have made their intent all too clear.

Georgia Guidestones - calls for 6.7 billion dead

Eric Pianka calls for bioengineered Ebola to kill 6.7 billion

Science Czar calls for forced abortions and sterlization harkening to Eugenics

So if it was just one event you might chalk it up to kookery, but this is the
history of the Nihilistic Neo-Malthusian Eugenists Nut Jobs who have
made puppets of several governments of the world.

posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 10:56 AM
a reply to: stargatetravels

Best post in the Thread.

posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 10:59 AM
a reply to: boymonkey74

No you are wrong. My problem is that there IS an opposing view that is not even given the light of day but is strugged off and disrespected with profanity and blanket statements.

I don't believe vaccines cause autism personally, and I never have. But to say without the facts that these things are 100% safe and that it is "sh#ty parenting" by going against them - yeah that is promoting a community as subjective in nature as I said before, and is painting a false ideology for people.

posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 11:05 AM
Let's be honest everyone; if NLBS had a female host, this thread would have never existed.
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