posted on May, 19 2015 @ 02:28 AM
Hello all! I was drawn to ATS a little over 5 years ago, and have spent many a late night perusing threads that intrigued me, ultimately leading to
my own version of missing time(thanks Art/George!), lost in various discussions. The thing that kept me coming back was the content and information
contained on many threads, and factually based positions for both pro/con viewpoints. Emotion creeps in at times, especially in volatile subject
matters, but as Sherman(sans Peabody) would prod me to think thru the issue at hand(Sherman is a topic best left for another day). Over the years
I've come to know many posters by their ideology/beliefs on a wide selection of subjects(Beezer, Johnwick, Heffcide to name a few), and have come to
respect the opinions of some as they analyze and debate issues with a healthy mix of facts and common sense. I hope that I may contribute and add
value to threads here in the future as they have in the past.
I am a life-long resident of the beautiful State of Washington, traveled but always returned to my roots. I am self-employed, an avid
fisherman(lakes, stream and salt), an AGI Certified Gunsmith, ex EMT-2, and spend summer months scanning the skies with NVG(thanks C2C!). I have seen
things I cannot explain in the night skies, and shared some sightings with my 21yo son, which changed his outlook on our place in this universe. Deny
Politically, in my 20's I was a Democrat, after starting my business and enjoying success, I became Republican. When I finally grew up, now 54, I
consider myself an Independent--my ballots comprise D, R, I and G candidates, after I vet them based on Bios, voting history, and platform. I truly
vote for the candidate I feel will best represent his/her constituents, and by action, not word, implements promises made. I feel this Nation is at a
precipice, and as many empires before it, is on the downward slide. IMHO, it started with JFK's murder and once TPTB pulled that off, they figured
they were untouchable, and the process of dumbing-down and turning many into compliant sheeple was the norm. That is one of the main reasons I lurked
here--sheeple are the exception, rather than the rule, as found on countless forums in cyberland.
Lastly, I have educated myself on a plethora of subjects here at ATS. The information and content available on any given subject can be found here,
and I can honestly say my outlook on many topics has been altered after reading and researching said subjects. Another late night with ATS on my
screen, but now I get to add my .02 if it tickles my fancy. Cheers all!