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posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 07:22 PM
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Originally posted by AwakeAndAllSeeing


Doing my own research for the first time with an open mind is what kicked my world view in the ballsack.


Oh really ?

What "research" ?

The internet ? Great. Good show. You've become more of a sheeple than
you were before.

Show us, our dear readers your research. Not some website. Not someones rant against our government.

Your RESEARCH. The hard facts. The EVIDENCE that you proclaim to have.

We're waiting,
Lex




posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 07:25 PM
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Originally posted by GwionX
I couldn't disagree more, and just to prove you wrong I am going to go buy a HK Assault rifle tommorrow,maybe a Wather p99-- put it on my credit card, then I will buy a 5 acre tract of land (in any state I decide) then I will book a flight to Thailand...or perhaps I will drive to Cabo San Lucas, or Seattle, while I am in Seattle I will go downtown and start yelling BARNEY IS KING! DOWN WITH 9/11 TRUTH!!! I won't even worry about being arrested AT_ALL..


So buying weapons or land constitutes freedom to you?

How about this: you might go to D.C. with a digital camera and take a few pictures of the White House and promptly get stopped by secret service men and brought in for questioning. Or try yelling "IMPEACH BUSH! LONG LIVE 9/11 TRUTH!" ... and get your picture taken by Secret Service (yes S.S.) and be flagged as a terrorist. Then try to fly to Thailand and see what the computer at customs says. And while you are muttering futile protests you will be taken to a little room by Homeland Security officers and be questioned about your activities and have your background checked for about two hours before you will be released, thus having missed your flight. By that time you realise you are trapped in the U.S., because when you do leave, you are sure you will never be let back in again, being flagged a terrorist and all. Or you might just be a college professor teaching about 9/11 and find youself labelled a terrorist.

Yes, you are truly free in what you buy and do and where you may travel to. As long as it is in line with the current administration.

Glad to see you are such a good, free citizen.



posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 07:33 PM
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Originally posted by Lexion
Show us, our dear readers your research. Not some website. Not someones rant against our government.

Your RESEARCH. The hard facts. The EVIDENCE that you proclaim to have.


O, Lexion that is rich. Very rich.

You get my way above ignorant vote this month, keep it up.

Where is YOUR evidence that proves 9/11 was carried out by some arabs with box-cutters. The hard facts. The EVIDENCE that you proclaim to have.

Because your government tells you so? Who is the sheep now? Baaaaaah.

What are you even doing on this board? Debunking as a profession?



posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 07:38 PM
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Ah, the hypocrite is back...

You should let everyone know you've said this:

Originally posted by GwionX
I will concede that the 9/11 Commission's investigation and report are not as competent and comprehensive as a work of this magnitude should be.



Once again, I don't know how you can say that,
and then procede to ramble on with your garbage.

I don't pay taxes to buy LIES.



posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 07:40 PM
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A pleasant request towards the board requirement of courtesy.

Please...?



posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 07:41 PM
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I would like to say that I would have posted my thoughts in this thread, but now feel it has degenerated beyond being a good discussion. I would point out exactly why I feel this way, but I don't want it to sound like a personal attack.


Thank you for reading.



posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 07:47 PM
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Sorry you feel that way, but I keep watching the same people derail treads over and over and over again it just makes me want to stop posting all together. The topic was "How can people be so brainwashed". Good question, hopefully we can agree on an answer.

How about a controlled, biased media spouting propaganda 7/24?

That would explain part of it at least.



posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 07:50 PM
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Originally posted by Truth4hire
Yes, you are truly free in what you buy and do and where you may travel to. As long as it is in line with the current administration.


What makes you think I am inline with the current Admin? Mr Bond.

You need to stop self-engrandizing-- and quit being so dang skiddish.

Have you ever seen the 1976 Scorsese/De Niro classic--Taxi-Driver? I like the scene where Travis Bickle gets questioned by Senator Palintine's security. Why? because he was a creepy nutbag..that's why. It had nothing to do with political views.


Glad to see you are such a good, free citizen.


It ain't hard...I mean c'mon.



posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 07:54 PM
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Originally posted by GwionX
I like the scene where Travis Bickle gets questioned by Senator Palintine's security. Why? because he was a creepy nutbag..that's why. It had nothing to do with political views.


Almost. The problem is that today, in the year 2007 individuals are being labelled as terrorist because they speak their mind. That is fascism, pure and simple.

Tomorrow they may decide that you are the creepy nutbag just because they say so. Maybe because you are an ATS member, who knows? Can you not see this danger?

I mean, c´mon.


[edit on 11-4-2007 by Truth4hire]



posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 08:05 PM
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Aecreate? What is your obsession with that statement of mine?

That quote of mine you flash around like a kryptonic debunkerbadge is IMO accurate of the 9/11 commision report. What? You cannot compute that I could have a beef with the competency of our federal system, yet still believe that this 9/11 conspiracy theory is just baseless hogwash?

That has been my point the ENTIRE TIME I have been on ATS.

"That the current Administration and the incompetent buerocratic system our government has in place could not pull off 9/11 without screwing it up royally in the first place." I have maintained that stance the entire time I have been posting on this site. Why don't you quote some of those posts?

Here I will even give you one:

"No, the US Federal Government, specifically, the overblown Bureaucratic system before 9/11 was simply riddled with incompetence and complacency."


BPI

posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 08:06 PM
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The comment about buying a gun, buying a piece of land, going around the country to protest only illustrates how not free we really are. If freedom equals being able to afford to do anything you want, then i guess you are free. But to most Americans, working 40+ hours a week just pays the bills for everyday living and might afford them a vacation every 2-3 years for maybe a week. I translate what you said as: Anyone can be free as long as they can afford it. Most American aren't free. Most American need their jobs. They can't decide they need a break from work and take 6 months off. If they do that, they lose all they have been able obtain up to this point. Yeah that sounds like freedom. When payday comes I bet they just rejoice when 20% percent of their money goes directly to the Federal Reserve. Yeah that's Freedom. I know I love looking at my check right next to the outrageous taxes is the healthcare deductions. Yeah that's freedom. I didnt agree with invading Iraq, but I'm paying as much as the people who did agree. Freedom. On top of all the taxes that come directly from our paycheck, we must pay taxes for the small piece of land made available to us to purchase. If you decide to purchase the land, you will be taxed on the purchase. You will be taxed to continue to live on it and you will be taxed if want to sell. If you want to enter into this agreement, the bank now controls you for the next 30 years. So you have obligated yourself to a job for the next 30 years. Then there is the automobile you will need to get to work. Another 3,4,5 years debt to the bank, but it gets better. While you have the car you will be forced to buy gas, insurance, any repairs that the car will need, pay for a driver's liscence, pay yearly tag renewal fees, some people pay for an E-Check, pay for the law enforcement to monitor the drivers, pay for any citations everyone gets, all this so you can drive on the roads that you paid for. FREEDOM.

Yeah, freedom does exist in America, but can you afford it?



posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 08:14 PM
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Originally posted by Truth4hire

Almost. The problem is that today, in the year 2007 individuals are being labelled as terrorist because they speak their mind. That is fascism, pure and simple.

Tomorrow they may decide that you are the creepy nutbag just because they say so. Maybe because you are an ATS member, who knows? Can you not see this danger?

I mean, c´mon.


Hell, Reptilian Monsters from the planet Niberu could invade the earth and enslave us all, as well....right?

Besides, Have you not seen the footage of Alex Jones and his heard of merry man-childs bullhorning the crap out of Ground Zero? Baselessly accusing people of murder, and standing on the graves of fallen Americans while they tell the living that they are ignorant, and haven't yet found their way to 'enlightenment." (I bet it feels pretty cool to be one of the few people in the world savvy enough to be "enlightened" --or it's just delusions of grandeur)

Anyway --none of theose people were arrested for accusing the government of MURDER.. What makes you think my trip to Bangkok would be a problem? ( I know the answer--It wouldn't be!)



posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 08:15 PM
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Originally posted by BPI
Yeah, freedom does exist in America, but can you afford it?


You sir, sound like a libertarian like I am. Check out isil.org for like minded folk.



posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 08:20 PM
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Originally posted by GwionX
Have you not seen the footage of Alex Jones and his heard


Why do I get the feeling that the current administration somehow needs Alex Jones and his heard? Could it be to divide and conquer? Keep ´em contained and guessing?

I have stopped supporting AJ for a while now, check breakfornews.com, it might enlighten your views on AJ.



posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 08:26 PM
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Originally posted by BPI
The comment about buying a gun, buying a piece of land, going around the country to protest only illustrates how not free we really are. If freedom equals being able to afford to do anything you want, then i guess you are free. But to most Americans, working 40+ hours a week just pays the bills for everyday living and might afford them a vacation every 2-3 years for maybe a week. I translate what you said as: Anyone can be free as long as they can afford it. Most American aren't free. Most American need their jobs. They can't decide they need a break from work and take 6 months off. If they do that, they lose all they have been able obtain up to this point. Yeah that sounds like freedom. When payday comes I bet they just rejoice when 20% percent of their money goes directly to the Federal Reserve. Yeah that's Freedom. I know I love looking at my check right next to the outrageous taxes is the healthcare deductions. Yeah that's freedom. I didnt agree with invading Iraq, but I'm paying as much as the people who did agree. Freedom. On top of all the taxes that come directly from our paycheck, we must pay taxes for the small piece of land made available to us to purchase. If you decide to purchase the land, you will be taxed on the purchase. You will be taxed to continue to live on it and you will be taxed if want to sell. If you want to enter into this agreement, the bank now controls you for the next 30 years. So you have obligated yourself to a job for the next 30 years. Then there is the automobile you will need to get to work. Another 3,4,5 years debt to the bank, but it gets better. While you have the car you will be forced to buy gas, insurance, any repairs that the car will need, pay for a driver's liscence, pay yearly tag renewal fees, some people pay for an E-Check, pay for the law enforcement to monitor the drivers, pay for any citations everyone gets, all this so you can drive on the roads that you paid for. FREEDOM.

Yeah, freedom does exist in America, but can you afford it?


You have voted BPI for the Way Above Top Secret award. You have two more votes this month.

You said it perfectly. People are not free, they even don't have the time to recognize it. The illusion of freedom is well kept and the society reinforces it through our natural need to conform. I have some hope though. More and more people who I am close with seem to have independently got to the similar conclusion of how actually unfree we are. And I am talking about very different people who have no particular interest in conspiracies at all.

The problem with 'waking up"is the following realization of how little (if anything) you can do to make a difference. The motivation to continue your daily activities is low, but life goes on..



posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 08:26 PM
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The truth is dead and buried it will never ever come out.
The fault its first of the people that are to lazy and scared to accept reality.
Second because of the mass media.
Third everything else.

The truth its so obvious its almost funny but debating it wont do any good anymore.

Last chance might be the next loose change otherwise thats it.



posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 08:34 PM
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How can people be so brainwashed?

Could it be that when they turn to popular alternative news, they get double messages that subliminally insinuate more of the same, or at least reinforce the learned helplessness and rationalize the might is right philosophy underlying fascism.

Fascism is attractive to people living with learned helplessness and little tolerance for lack of resolution, it offers decisive certainties; as well someone to do your thinking for you.

Perhaps the biblical prophesies predict so few elect not because of a predestined elect, but because it's so difficult to keep swimming against the tide.

Systemic toxic ideas, demand constant vigilance.



[edit on 11-4-2007 by clearwater]



posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 08:38 PM
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Originally posted by Jgruh4e

Originally posted by BPI
The comment about buying a gun, buying a piece of land, going around the country to protest only illustrates how not free we really are. If freedom equals being able to afford to do anything you want, then i guess you are free. But to most Americans, working 40+ hours a week just pays the bills for everyday living and might afford them a vacation every 2-3 years for maybe a week. I translate what you said as: Anyone can be free as long as they can afford it. Most American aren't free. Most American need their jobs. They can't decide they need a break from work and take 6 months off. If they do that, they lose all they have been able obtain up to this point. Yeah that sounds like freedom. When payday comes I bet they just rejoice when 20% percent of their money goes directly to the Federal Reserve. Yeah that's Freedom. I know I love looking at my check right next to the outrageous taxes is the healthcare deductions. Yeah that's freedom. I didnt agree with invading Iraq, but I'm paying as much as the people who did agree. Freedom. On top of all the taxes that come directly from our paycheck, we must pay taxes for the small piece of land made available to us to purchase. If you decide to purchase the land, you will be taxed on the purchase. You will be taxed to continue to live on it and you will be taxed if want to sell. If you want to enter into this agreement, the bank now controls you for the next 30 years. So you have obligated yourself to a job for the next 30 years. Then there is the automobile you will need to get to work. Another 3,4,5 years debt to the bank, but it gets better. While you have the car you will be forced to buy gas, insurance, any repairs that the car will need, pay for a driver's liscence, pay yearly tag renewal fees, some people pay for an E-Check, pay for the law enforcement to monitor the drivers, pay for any citations everyone gets, all this so you can drive on the roads that you paid for. FREEDOM.

Yeah, freedom does exist in America, but can you afford it?


You have voted BPI for the Way Above Top Secret award. You have two more votes this month.

You said it perfectly. People are not free, they even don't have the time to recognize it. The illusion of freedom is well kept and the society reinforces it through our natural need to conform. I have some hope though. More and more people who I am close with seem to have independently got to the similar conclusion of how actually unfree we are. And I am talking about very different people who have no particular interest in conspiracies at all.

The problem with 'waking up"is the following realization of how little (if anything) you can do to make a difference. The motivation to continue your daily activities is low, but life goes on..


I totally agree with you guys, people fail to realize over half the globe are working poor.

Everyone always talks about defending the middle class, its the lower class that is getting beat down by the corporate Elites more than anyone. They are the ones who need the most help, because they live in survival mode, and I know I am one of them.



posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 08:38 PM
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Originally posted by BPI
The comment about buying a gun, buying a piece of land, going around the country to protest only illustrates how not free we really are. If freedom equals being able to afford to do anything you want, then i guess you are free. But to most Americans, working 40+ hours a week just pays the bills for everyday living and might afford them a vacation every 2-3 years for maybe a week. I translate what you said as: Anyone can be free as long as they can afford it. Most American aren't free.


Well..that is why *most* people are not wasting their time with 9/11 conspiracy theories. You call em' sheeple-- I call em people that are getting ahead of you everyday, everyhour, every minute, you waste on this stuff.

I work my ass off..I do it not because I am a slave. I do it to obtain my goals--goals of prosperity.

I didn't say in my post that I was rich.. as a matter of fact I said I would "charge it." But, I can say that through my life experience I have the power to practically make any choice I want. And the means to do it right. No one bestowed this ability on me. I worked, studied, and clawed my ass off for it. Just like my dad, my grandfather, my great grandfather....ect.

The reason why most "movements' like this don't really pan out is because by the time the people in the movement have the power and wherewithall to inact real change...they are already living the good life, and suddenly don't want to change so much anymore. Look at the Beatnicks and Hippies as prime examples.. (btw their numbers were x 10+ of this truth movement)



posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 08:42 PM
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Originally posted by piacenza
Last chance might be the next loose change otherwise thats it.


We need some serious whistle blower(s) to come forward. Either that or force Dick Cheney to take a polygraph on live TV.

O,o, scratch that last anarchistic remark... How dare I accuse the current Vice President of the United States of involvement in the September 11 attacks. Shame on me.





 
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