posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 11:02 AM
Ok at least I got you Trekkies out there to read my 'newbie intro'
A little about me:
I'm a 35 year old applications engineer with a manufacturing company, married with 1 son and another on the way, Creek Indian/English/German
descent, intelligently patriotic (more on this later), and a 'Sunday-Afternoon-Beer-Drinking-Southern-Baptist'.
Offshore fishing, scuba diving, simulation gaming, camping, hunting, astronomy, technology, and millitary history.
Instead of gauking at nude african tribal women in National Geographic, as most righteous adolescent males, I was more into Popular Science/Popular
Mechanics/BYTE/OMNI, etc. While not a computer nerd on the outside during those years, I did labor countless hours typing in copious pages of BASIC
code from magazines in to my cutting-edge Commodore VIC-20 just so I could play a fascinating game of PONG. It's amazing that the only computer
education I've ever received was from the years of effort put in simply to troubleshoot code for games that crashed :-). I ended up getting a B.A.
Business Administration degree as a Marketing Major only to realize I could make more money fixin' Joe Blow's server.
Reason for Being Here:
I first discovered ATS about 6 months ago while doing a Google search for 9/11 information. I was absolutely hooked within the first 5 minutes but
chose to LURK for a while until I could actually contribute to the site. I come from a very patriotic family with a strong millitary background
(all the way back to the French&Indian War). I am first and foremost a red-blooded-southern American, but not a blind patriot. There are just too
many things going on in our country and the world today to blindly follow a group of lawyers (President & Congress) that have on occassion utilized
subversion to pull the wool over our eyes. While I do not consider myself a Conspiracy Theorist, I think it is safe to say that I'm a sort of
'Truth Debugger'. It's hard to for me not to consider possible alterior motives of world governments based upon documented events throughout world
history and the motivations of men that shaped them.
Keep your friends close but your government closer.
Thanks for reading
"American by birth, southern by the grace of God!"
[edit on 18-2-2005 by John bull 1]