posted on Nov, 3 2007 @ 07:23 AM
In order to believe in 99% of what John Lear says, you need to believe that 2+2 does not equal 4 and that an inch is really not quite an inch. Despite
every single calculator and ruler in there world that says so. John Lear is digging a hole he can't get out of, without the support of people that
don't fully understand how things work. It's easy for someone to believe 2+2 does not equal 4 when they don't understand mathematics.....it's an
analogy but you get the point.
Concerning the ATS "terms and conditions", you can violate the T&C around here as much as you want to, without unpleasant attention from the mods by
simply stating that things are "just your opinion" or "something I believe" etc. John is careful to do this every time he starts getting called
out in a thread for pushing things like they are concrete facts. He is also careful to distance and separate himself from the information he posts
when he is getting called out, such as saying "this is what I've been told" or "I didn't see it, but so and so was there".....that way he is
able to be clever, and post anything he wants. And we can do the same if we wanted to as well.
But, what kind of place would this be if everyone had this mindset? It would be a mess (and its heading there now).
This also boils down to the blind, wide eyed believers crowd vs the skeptics crowd, which is funny. You believers get away with so much T&C violations
on the board....things that us skeptics get post banned and warned for ON A REGULAR BASIS. And its because you bunch of crybaby whiners U2U the mods
en masse whenever you see a chance to. I know of 7 skeptics that have been warned and/or posts banned for going off topic in threads where blind
believers were making their usual outrageous claims.....then within the SAME thread the were two entire pages of THEM going off topic....with no
attention from the mods. One sided?....I think so.
And it's because this place is a for-profit business as well. They claim that Lear does not really help this place with any hits, but every little
bit helps. I mean, click on the "hot topics" button at the top and see how many are John Lear related. I mean, who wants to sit around and read a
bunch of logical stuff from skeptics when there are outrageous stories to read and things that, secretly, most people want to believe? Its good for
website hits....which is good for the bottom line. So I have no doubt that there is official encouragement of outlandish things on ATS for that reason
alone. Wide-eyed believers deliver more website traffic than those of us with common sense, reason and logic.
But, I think the thing that ticks off those of us with common sense, reason and logic (ever notice how often I repeat those three words in all my
threads???) is this place has a motto...."DENY IGNORANCE" and then this entire forum flies in the face of that statement, and is openly supported
and encouraged by the company, ATS. Is is not ignorant to believe in some of the things that John says are true, when most of them fly in the face of
hundreds of years of science? Who's ignorant, the folks who believe some nobody on a conspiracy site, with no scientific background and who was
pretty much a FAILURE at most of his life's endeavors....or the teachings of science and astronomy, most of which is based on predictable math and
measurements that can be verified independently. Come on, it's called "DENY IGNORANCE"
Now, if they changed their motto to something that is more agreeable with the content they allowing to be posted, then we wouldn't be half as riled
up. Anyone got any good ideas about what the new ATS motto should be? Deny Common Sense? Deny Logic? Deny Reason? If any of those were their official
motto no one would be calling them out, now would they?
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