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Greetings from the high desert

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posted on May, 2 2017 @ 03:17 AM
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Hey everyone. I have been a lurker for at least 8 years and have enjoyed many, many good threads here. I am a 29 m from New Mexico. I wasn't born or raised here - the desert had always intrigued me. I am very well traveled for my age, and work as a tech in the science field. I am perfectly content in that position being that I work in a very low stress environment with no one breathing down my neck. I am literally getting paid to listen to Coast to Coast AM, watch Family Feud, and jam out to shoegaze in the lab I have to myself. It's a dream job for the time being. I am a Navy vet and for a handful of years did a lot of neat stuff. Part of the reason why I never joined ATS was the ethics of actually holding a TS clearance and being a part of a community which likes to discuss things which can be construed as sensitive.

Anyway, I've spent the past 6 months doing a lot of personal reflecting, spiritual healing, and sorting through all the details of the lives we live trying to make sense of it. I think I have finally got a grasp on the world we live in. Because of that, I figured it's time I come out of the woodwork and start contributing. Sometimes it's hard to tell what information is real and what is fake, and I think now that I am older and wiser I am able to better sort through it. I'm not overly smart or possess a high IQ (I know a lot of people are intrigued about IQ here), but I believe I have been graced with the ability to think a different way than the vast majority of people - i.e. very big picture. I am joining in pursuit of finding some like minded individuals who share the desire to engage in intellectual conversations.

My main interests of discussions right now are IQ, economics, sociology, public education, human progress, space travel, and historical great minds. I am also very interested in UFOs and extraterrestrials. My late grandmother encountered a flying disc near Riceville, IA. It landed in a pasture nearby their farmhouse in the mid 30's, so I have a hard time dismissing the presence of such beings. Being that this happened before the sensationalized Roswell incident, I find her to be a very credible source. I hope this was halfway enjoyable, and I hope to engage in some great conversations here. My posting will probably be very sporadic, but I hope we can have a great time.




posted on May, 2 2017 @ 03:54 AM
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Welcome, I was just in ABQ earlier in April for a conference. Niceish place, but the construction on uni was terrible and made the good eating spots almost impossible to get to.

99 degrees Seafood Kitchen was freaking awesome. Cajun sauce all the way.

Hope ya find what you're looking for here.

I already miss the Santa Fe IPA's.
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posted on May, 2 2017 @ 04:06 AM
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Nice to meet you.

Looking forward to seeing you around the forums.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 04:17 AM
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a reply to: ABQ29

Hope to see you on the boards soon, can't wait to hear the details on your Grandmother's sighting. Was it a close encounter?

20 posts are needed before your first thread so reply to any interesting threads you like, don't forget the off-topic forums. Hurry please! I really want to hear about her experience,

STM



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 04:18 AM
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Nice​ intro welcome to ATS.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 07:01 AM
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a reply to: ABQ29

Welcome



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 07:15 AM
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a reply to: ABQ29

"Greeetings," as Uncle Sam used to say in a personal letter to young men.
You will make a worthy addition to our bunch.
But, damn, if you didn't invoke a startle response in the anti-UFO folks here already!



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 07:37 AM
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Welcome, I'm a longtime lurker as well, live between ABQ and SF. I work at the Lab in the North, Bosque Brewing Scotia is the best around.a reply to: ABQ29



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 07:47 AM
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a reply to: ABQ29

Welcome, I lived in the high desert (29 palms) for 3 years when my husband was station there.

The desert is a beautiful place if you get to respect and enjoy its beauty, we did a lots of hiking and try to see all the oasis.

The tranquility of the place is ideal for soul searching. Also the big expanse of the desert makes a great place to look for UFOs, we used to spend hours at night just enjoying the beauty of the stars because it was not city lights reflecting.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 09:45 AM
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a reply to: ABQ29

Welcome to the Mud Pit. A nicer cyber reality simply doesn't exist.

When in the Q Let me know and we'll go watch the UFOs



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: ABQ29

Welcome to ATS, ABQ!!


Was it really snowing there the other day? Just wondering...

Glad you decided to join the mosh pit! Enjoy your wandering around here on ATS it is a vast place.




posted on May, 2 2017 @ 11:29 AM
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Was it really snowing there the other day? Just wondering...


Yes, It was one of those glorious New Mexico days that alternates between bright sun, hail, snow, and hurricane force wind and rain. Beautiful day today 80s, perfect for the Ravens feasting on carrion along the roadside, the ufos appearing out from behind fluffy clouds and skinwalkers peeking in the window. Truely the land of Enchantment.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: olaru12

Cool!

My buddy lives in Santa Fe so get the random updates (hotter than h3ll here today... the forest fire is south of where I am... snow! I left Alaska because of snow...)

I keep threatening to visit and he fears I would never leave! lol

Thanks for the confirmation! Desert snow must be a sight to behold.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 03:14 PM
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a reply to: ABQ29


Welcome to your new addiction


See you in the forums.

Des



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: Bobaganoosh

Thanks for the reply. Yea, the whole construction project is a complete disaster. If you are around town again, I suggest trying the Blue Grasshopper if you are into craft IPAs. They make a decent pizza (not as great as Saggio's, but still good) and have over 100 beers on tap. They just opened a second location on Coors just north of Montano, and I believe their original location is up somewhere in Rio Rancho.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 04:47 PM
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Teotwawkiaiff, yea we did get some snow. I live pretty close to the Bosque, and none of it stuck here. The foothills and mountains were dusted pretty good over the weekend. It's all about melted off even on Sandia Peak. :-)



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 05:47 PM
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TEOTs fine. I hate typing in all those letters so why should anybody else have to?

I was in New Mexico a long time ago for several weeks. Loved the food and the change of scenery.

I wish I could say that the AK is over and done with snow but we had a snow storm in mid-May a few years ago (Anchorage).

Glad you're here on ATS! Now we have somebody who can tell us what Sandia is up to! Lol. I know one thing they are doing, supercritical carbon dioxide turbines. Just a little thing I've been keeping an eye on. But I've read some stuff in your local paper to about funding and research.

What was/is your take on #BlackOlivesMatter?

ETA: ATS link: Italian restaurant under fire for selling 'Black Olives Matter' merchandise.

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