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Originally posted by SUNRAY06
This website seems very much like a black hole..nothing seems to escape..it is drawn in and dissected and then discarded.
Originally posted by dizziedame
reply to post by OzWeatherman
I find it difficult to believe there are disinformation agents posting in ATS forums.
Having had to have federally mandated certifications for several jobs I have done over the years it has become apparent that, believe it or not, the federal budget is tight. I've been in classrooms with a projection room but no equipment. It was common for instructors to not have necessary items to use in the classes and was always given the same explanation as to why the lack of what was needed......not enough money.
Yes, we are spending gross amounts of our tax dollars for our military, government salaries and excessively priced services for our government.
But it is a pick and choose game and it seems unreasonable for the PTB to pay agents to infiltrate internet sites.
Okay, i'm sorry - i'm purposefully spreading the seeds of paranoia here aren't i?
Originally posted by IvanZana
Originally posted by OzWeatherman
reply to post by dizziedame
I completely agree with you.
It is absurd to think that the government would waste time, money and resources on presenting false inofrmation on ATS.
That is a typical shill comment lol.
Why wouldnt they. Thousands of viewers have a chance to read some truth before the shills come on a try to kill the thread.
Originally posted by refuter
i believe it it only makes sense, consider this occams razor? i dont know exactly what occams says but i dont really believe it...... rather more sensibly occams shovel and pile o crap take all the theorys opinions bs blah blah blah pile it all up and the stuff that is totally unfeasible WILL stick out like a sore thumb....... and i gotta be honest abductions blackops reptilians mkultra illuminati trauma based mind control the FED greys whites blacks greens pinks extraversals hyperversals roswell 911 gulf of tonkan higher spiriuality(moreso than most of us are familiar with) chupacabras bigfoot lochness.......whew what mouthful, all of that stuff seems perfectly feasible to me and i think about it all .. exclusively its all i think about i m a freak a basketcase but what i dont think is feasible is all the socially acceptable crap that were taught from birth you know what kinda crap i mean just from my tone im still on the fence about the bible jesus christ i want to believe it just doesnt seem likely .......... im listening to alex jones right now talking about christianity and its being used to cause us to accept iron fist rule...... little off the sub but my point is IF THE ABILITY IS THERE THE WILL IS THERE THE SUGESTION IS THERE IT IS PROBABLY HAPPENING...... AND I LEAVE YOU WITH MY MANTRA ... IF ITS SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE IT IS PROBABLY WRONG sorry OP didn't mean to hijack
Originally posted by HuntaXX
i see a lot of people getting paranoid that people in this very thread are disinfo's but wouldn't they avoid a thread such as this like the plague?
While a Professor of Sociology at Eastern Michigan University in 1987, Truzzi gave the following description of pseudoskeptics:
In science, the burden of proof falls upon the claimant; and the more extraordinary a claim, the heavier is the burden of proof demanded. The true skeptic takes an agnostic position, one that says the claim is not proved rather than disproved. He asserts that the claimant has not borne the burden of proof and that science must continue to build its cognitive map of reality without incorporating the extraordinary claim as a new "fact." Since the true skeptic does not assert a claim, he has no burden to prove anything. He just goes on using the established theories of "conventional science" as usual. But if a critic asserts that there is evidence for disproof, that he has a negative hypothesis --saying, for instance, that a seeming psi result was actually due to an artifact--he is making a claim and therefore also has to bear a burden of proof.
Truzzi attributed the following characteristics to pseudoskeptics:
The tendency to deny, rather than doubt 
Double standards in the application of criticism 
The making of judgments without full inquiry 
Tendency to discredit, rather than investigate 
Use of ridicule or ad hominem attacks in lieu of arguments
Pejorative labeling of proponents as 'promoters', 'pseudoscientists' or practitioners of 'pathological science.'
Presenting insufficient evidence or proof 
Assuming criticism requires no burden of proof 
Making unsubstantiated counter-claims 
Counter-claims based on plausibility rather than empirical evidence 
Suggesting that unconvincing evidence is grounds for dismissing it