Terms and Conditions can be amended, if neccessary... and... man, this thought spiral has taken me to places i've never gone when thinking about this
site... but it seems that, in the best interests of keeping this website's reputation rather well maintained for as long as it is able to exist, it
should stick to it's motto, and not try sneaking by the view of the unsuspecting, inexperienced, and confused minds just looking for the truth, under
the guise of Terms and Conditions. Some are necessary, I agree. Like members soliciting products to other members, keeping pornography off the site
because obviously there's other places to look at naked women doing inappropriate things... and generally keeping the focus of the main ideals of the
site's motto intact... but these are important issues we're dealing with (sometimes), like 9/11. You can't expect no emotional flare ups to happen
when passionately debating about a subject that has affected us all so much. The thing to recognise is that people in the real world can be a lot more
unforgiving about it. They could beat your ass for even mentioning a single word against the government, and believe me there are those folks out
there. I'm sure you believe me about that. A few people calling each other idiots will police itsself. We're not committing any hanus crimes by
saying this as such... and another reason WHY keeping the free speech thing so intact is because , even though this is a private site, it's still WE
THE PEOPLE who make or break it. We have as much claim to it as anybody.
The disasterous rise of undue influence that hides behind the guise of member security and the innocence of children exists here. I kind of ripped off
a Dwight D. Eisenhower line there, but I didn't remember the exact quote. This one is custom tailored to the ATS audience.
Once again.... I will remove my voice from this thread.
But it's a lot more than just arguments we should be worried about here. We shouldn't even worry about the arguments, because people can and do step
in to chill everybody out. If not a mod (which I have no qualms about having mods because all forums do...), then someone else should politely remind
someone until it is clear that they just don't get it and just don't belong here.
I don't have to tell you that some members have mysteriously disappeared from this site... members who were upstanding posters. Maybe I didn't read
the one or two posts that got some of the members I'm referring to banned... but I read the ones that got them respected and look upon as logical.
Everybody has their bad days, or months, or weeks. And, I don't need proof, just overwhelming testimony, that not everybody on here is cooking up
conspiracy stories in their heads... have you ever taken into consideration the very real trauma someone could be dealing with in some of these
A lotta people died on 9/11, and in the wars that followed, and we've been shaken to our very core, slapped around, beaten, dropped on our heads...
and someone coins the term "9/11 MADNESS?" and uses that term to justify some people who are in very real pain about the events that transpired, and
the worry for their country and their homes... to justify them being thrown out because YEAH this bends people outta shape. It should. People need to
wake up, and coddling them like babies won't do that.
I'm sorry I can't provide evidence for those who are one the fence or on the other side of the fence... but this website is important to people.
Don't let it die a shallow meaningless death, unless the deed is already done. I dunno. I'm just stating what I have observed.
I am a staunch supporter of the Beatles song, "Let It Be".
feel free to bring up my past....right about..... nnnnnnow.