Thanks for the responses.
Damocles I'm sorry to hear you were attacked by both sides. I really cannot spend too much time on that forum as it gets too heated too fast.
I happen to lean more towards one side, but that doesn't mean the other side deserves respect and their fair say.
I definitely will have some further questions about a controlled demolition. Its quite possible all 3 were loaded, but that's a discussion for
another thread. This is supposed to be a nonpolitical/partisan info board
I'd say its been the past few months where I've seen a surge in more disrespectful posts. I think there's always a large amount of new members
every month. Its interesting to see people come in every month. Fresh faces are always a good thing. I do not have a problem with anyone joining.
Heck, we were all new at one point. I've only been here for 2 years. Some members have been around for over 6. That's quite a long time...
Getting into a shouting match solves nothing and will probably only enrage the other party further. I find addressing their issue and not the poster
themselves is a much more effective tool, and of course, follows the T&Cs
. It makes more sense and its the right thing to do, go figure.
Like I said in the opening post, all everyone is searching for is the truth. However, when people yell at each other over a very emotional subject, no
truth is learned. Everyone has their own story to tell. They may all be valid from their point of view, but not every one is correct.
We need to sort through the disinformation and untruth to find what it is we're looking for; truth.
It is not the easiest thing to take a response personally, especially when someone has devoted a lot of time and energy formulating a theory.
There have been some "out there" ideas, but they are nonetheless valid. Correct? No, but valid just the same.
Telling someone to do your research falls along the line of someone having a power differential over another. I have definitely said this quite a few
times and I don't do it to make someone feel bad. It is out of the honest opinion that they have not done their homework on the topic to make such a
If all debunkers and conspiracy theorists had researched every theory and event of that day, it would be one thing. However, that's certainly far
from the truth.
Nothing is "obvious" from 911. How many years later and we still don't know exactly what happened? Some will claim to know all of the truth from
that day, but most will concede we really don't know anything.
I'd like to start on a clean slate and conduct an independent investigation with skeptics and conspiracy theorists alike. We need experts from every
field we'd be covering as well as people who are not bound to formulas and theories already ie people capable of critical thinking and creativity.
I really appreciate the time you all spent responding.
I'd still like to reopen the investigation and help out personally and so would this guy:
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