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ATS In Decline?

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posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: jimmyx

originally posted by: DanteGaland
OHH..

And looking BACK...

It would seem that these "types" of threads POP up now and THEN. . .

But use the "ARCHIVE" icon at the TOP ^^^

Go back a few years...

The board today is a FAR CRY from what it once was...


maybe that's because most of the liberals have left. due to the fact that right-wingers don't believe in consensus, and thus, do not care what any other political side says


INDEED. The board is unbalanced. It was never "truly" 50-50...but LOOKING BACK through Archives...it was much less ... radical right wing.




posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:47 AM
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originally posted by: underwerks

originally posted by: Reverbs

originally posted by: underwerks
a reply to: JohnnyCanuck


And before everyone jumps on me screaming how I'm just feeding into the two party BS, just know I realize the folly of the two party system. But when a person is forced to constantly defend themselves against an onslaught of posters every day on almost every topic, don't be surprised when they fight back..


Fighting breeds fighters looking to fight. The feeling of "the other side hit last i have to pay them back." Grows stronger..

You were taught as a kid 2 wrongs dont make a right but the feeling of wrongness is too strong to let go of. So get even but it never feels even to the last one punched does it?

So look..

It stretches from your persnal life up to communities websites governments countries up to war.. honestly people are doomed to anihilate the human species.

I thought id try and interject but maybe its best to be selfishly happy all the time haha.

Ra ra go get emm boys
Your sides the best
All these religions
You picked the right one!
Millions of ways to mentally view
And you found only two

You could take off the gang colors
And put down the guns
But who am i kidding!
Its the capulets and montagues

I found juliet. We dont have to agree on anything really. Its the love that counts.

I want to regain the respect i have lost for you guys but you have to earn it. In the meantime love you anyways for you know not what you do.

The other side has to stop shooting before you can put your guns down.



And seeing how they won the last election, I figured by this point we'd be back to some semblance of ATS normalcy. But the rhetoric to paint anyone who disagrees as an enemy seems to be increasing.

Now, why would a political party who won the presidency and most of the seats in government still be as vitriolic and partisan as before the election?

Hmmmm...


I already told you why but to use your analogy "they" are still being shot at..

Whats with "they" anyway..

You are shooting yourselves in the feet haha.

Marvelous work if i do say so my self.

Soon no one will have a leg to stand on.

LOL






posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:49 AM
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OH yeah...

And I noticed a LOT less politics 5-8 years ago.

More ALIENS and Nibru stuff.

Politics is the new national team sport I guess? Does that make ATS a political sports forum?




posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:54 AM
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the one argument of the right I can't figure out is....if the MSM is in bed with the left, why does control of our entire federal government and state governments consist of right-wingers?.....it would seem the MSM is in bed with the right......or.......the MSM has no control over voting decisions.....you can't have it both ways



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:55 AM
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originally posted by: DanteGaland
OH yeah...

And I noticed a LOT less politics 5-8 years ago.

More ALIENS and Nibru stuff.

Politics is the new national team sport I guess? Does that make ATS a political sports forum?




Oh gawd nibiru was the best.
Maybe bevause i used to want the world to end?
The discussions of physics
The moving of the goal posts.
Gawd i imagi ed so many ways nibiru coukd still be out there..

And 2012!!

Lol

Those were the days.

Maybe we all collectively lost interest in such things.. we feel safe from outside threat for the most part so time to find the threat within a la reagans soeech at the UN about if there was an alien threat from the outside we would cone together.

Could be that



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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originally posted by: jimmyx
the one argument of the right I can't figure out is....if the MSM is in bed with the left, why does control of our entire federal government and state governments consist of right-wingers?.....it would seem the MSM is in bed with the right......or.......the MSM has no control over voting decisions.....you can't have it both ways


I find most media is left leaning, wellon tv anyway.. not so much anymore overall.

I couldnt notice it for the longest time because im so left leaning.. but i learned to get really good at pretending to be the other side so i could be my own devils advocate..

I see what it looks like.. very biased.. again on tv mostly.

I just want you guys to all get along lol.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: Reverbs

The BOARD is a sum of its people.

Members AND staff alike.

When certain types leave... The flavor changes.

LOOK at the member list on the "FORUMS" tab. Keep an EYE on who's ONLINE ... members AND staff. Then, think back on their posting attitudes...

Notice any TREND?




posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:01 PM
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a reply to: Peeple

Well, to be fair, he seemed to want to engage in extra thread activities. I obliged.

He had great success! He got my negative attention.

Funny thing too, this OP mentioned trolling. I have a response after years of ignoring.

I engage.

edit on 6 26 2017 by tadaman because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:06 PM
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I don't think you'd find too many people on staff, from ownership down, who wouldn't prefer to see more Fortean content and conspiracy-centric material. I know I miss Lear, sleeper, and Serpo, not to mention Titor. Because it was (for me) entertaining. Sometimes I go back in the archives and reread some of those old threads. *Hint*- pick a year and month in the archive and sort it by number of replies. Or pick a forum (like maybe... Aliens and UFOs) and sort by replies. It won't take long to find some pretty interesting stuff.

In the meantime, we're a member driven board so the content is driven by what members want to post and discuss. At this point and as much to my chagrin as anyone's, for awhile that's been US partisan politics. This too (I hope) shall pass.

So I'll be here hoping to eventually run across a good UFO flap or Bigfoot sighting or something. The archives though, if you haven't perused some of the older stuff, you're missing out. Strictly my opinion as a member.




posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:07 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

Not at all. Some people aren't in a position to teach, and they are typically discovered and rooted out.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: underwerks

Why? We're interested in, but not actually mind-readers...

Kind of off topic (and that's my fault for bringing it up) but why not.

The reason why the anti- everyone else but us rhetoric is ramping up is because it lets people point their finger without having to examine themselves, and what's really happening in the party they identify with. It's misdirection, plain and simple.

Anyone who thinks this is just an organic response to how "crazy" the left is hasn't investigated the how's and why's of the propaganda being released right now. And who's releasing it.

There are several pages on the dark web where people release their monthly (sometimes weekly) emails from their superiors on what to say, what narrative to push at the moment, and what Trump "really meant". Once you become well acquainted with the styles and language used, the people who spread this BS in other places are easy to make out.

It's really entertaining finding out the narratives in advance, and then watching them spread through news stories, social media, and ATS.

That there is a narrative consciously being manufactured and spread is one of the reasons I argue so vehemently against what this administration is doing.

The truth doesn't need a narrative, it can stand on its own two feet.
edit on 26-6-2017 by underwerks because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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a reply to: JohnnyCanuck

I think it is funny how many of these threads there are. They all start off talking about how political ideology is ruining ATS and immediately follow it up with a slam and insults of the ideology they don't like.

The OP is exactly what he claims is wrong with ATS, in the context presented.

These are tough times politically speaking. In the US the two major parties have both run amok. That is no secret. With the clintons and the obamas the dems went over the top insane with their agenda. That rubber band was stretched tighter than it has ever been before. Now the snap back is happening. And the people who stretched that rubber out no longer like it when people tend toward extremism. They seem to completely miss the idea that it was their extremism that led to the backlash in the first place.

Modern society has become a game of Top This. And you have to expect each successive round to be more over the top than the last. Its like watching old reruns of Showtime at the Apollo. A comedian would start his routine. When the camera was on someone in the audience first they would laugh ridiculously hard. The next, not to be outdone, would laugh so hard they got dizzy. The next would laugh so hard she fell out of her chair. The next would fall out of her chair, then roll out into the aisle she was laughing so hard. It just kept escalating. Thank God they stopped before bodily functions entered the mix...

In the context of religion we have identified extremism as dangerous. I suggest it is no less dangerous in any other context. Perhaps not as likely to involve weapons and suicide attacks. But dangerous none the less. I think it difficult to trace this behavior back to its nascent. Was it a generation of children allowed to act out unchecked? Was it a lack of discipline enforced by parents? Who knows. But one thing is clear. Society has to change its ways. Not everything is a contest to see who can be the most outrageous. Sometimes being outrageous earns nothing more than outrage.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:16 PM
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a reply to: underwerks



The truth doesn't need a narrative, it can stand on its own two feet.



Explains why the left narrative keeps falling flat on its face huh?




posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:17 PM
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a reply to: Reverbs

They found Planet X in the Kuiper Belt, calling it Planet 10. Which is probably why I didn't see one Nibiru comment (yet).

Anyway. Kinda like this new normal of moronica. Once I get adhominated, the debate is over and my points pretty much nailed with a stupid cop-out of personal attacks. Is there really anything left to be said? Exactly, embrace it! For the kids!!!



Let it go downhill, all the way. Idiots are just going to speed up our ride, that's all. Same with the folks who "suddenly" dumb down a notch during discussions, some people seem to think ATS readers are that stupid. Which is kinda telling on it's own...




posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:19 PM
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originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
a reply to: underwerks



The truth doesn't need a narrative, it can stand on its own two feet.



Explains why the left narrative keeps falling flat on its face huh?


Cue the vocal non-partisan being hyper partisan again.

Is it Tuesday?




posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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a reply to: JohnnyCanuck

As a poster who has been here on ATS since its debut I must concur 100% with you. ATS is no longer the site it used to be back almost 20 years ago. Then back in 2004, when this god awful UGC format took over, it was pretty much ATS's death knell. Not to mention this political correctness madness. I miss the good old days of having civil discourse with knowledgeable industry insiders like John Lear who was kicked off ATS.

smh



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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a reply to: JohnnyCanuck

Maybe .... stop rolling in the mud of Trump theater and you would notice it is not nearly as common as you believe outside of those forums??? I have done like ten or so threads in the last week, none of them devolved into political trolling and disrespectful banter towards another's beliefs.

Then again, I don't participate in Trump theater. I just maintain my support for POTUS and ignore the field of pigs wallowing in the muck. Focus on the topics which intrigue you, and not the ones you know are going to end with you angry.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:28 PM
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a reply to: MaestroMind

INDEED.

I wonder if Simon would RECOGNIZE this place????




posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:30 PM
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a reply to: DanteGaland

Simon's a frequent peruser. His most recent visit was yesterday.




posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:31 PM
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You've got it all wrong.

ATS is one of the few forums online, refusing to accept the mainstream narrative that's being pushed so freaking hard. We're the only ones capable of calling out the BS when we see it. And, it is quite obvious to me that, the minority of members here, are offended, or better say angry, that they are not the majority here, as they are in literally any other online discussion board.

ATS is, and has always been a conspiracy site. We're here to question everything. We're here to question all the lies that we're being fed with. And if some of you have got a problem with that, you're more than welcome to just get the hell away from ATS. I assure you, ATS will not disappear without you.

We're the only place not dominated by the radical left. We should continue our efforts to remain objective and to debunk false narratives coming from the mainstream media. We must treasure ATS



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