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Originally posted by gormly
I "insulted" the OP so shame on me....
This is a perfect example of what is wrong with this forum.
It happens CONSTANTLY, people telling others the end is neigh and prompting them to act accordingly. Knowing the fine line some of the people here walk on mentally, it's akin to a criminal act.
And I can't call them on it...
your idea of free speech really sucks.
Ok.. for those of you just jumping on the bandwagon.. this topic has been covered every week for the last two or so years on ATS.. each time it's more and more dire.. each time..
It doesn't happen.
The OP and the paranoid yehaws like him like to sow panic and fret amoung you.. the weak minded, they tell you over and over to stop being sheep all the while peddling their own brand of "fear" and since it isn't coming from the big bad oil company controlled MSM, you eat it up like the sheep they know you are...
When someone questions them, they pull out the bullet points...
"That's what Rome thought.."
"History repeats itself"
Over and over these bafoons talk and squak and nothing happens.
They selectively pick out headlines and jump and shout and say "SEE?? I TOLD you so"
"Get yer gun and start target shooting"
"Start learning to grown tomatoes in your NYC apartment"
"Get some MRE's stocked up folks"
Then dozens of you chime in with a wink and a nod to tell us how they "are not going to get my gun" and how "I can grow beets on my potty seat"
I ask...why don't you gaggle of brain cell challendged people just start your own website called endoftheworldforthenutjobs.com ??
The OP and people like him are the threat....not the economy, or anything else.. it's people like him. In their tremendously screwed up minds, a little adversity creates panic and that panic causes the need for them to be vindicated or feel lost in mental illness, the more people they can get to say "Thanks OP, I will start to stock my basement" the more they feel "normal"
You think the world is ending because the stock market is "crashing"
Go to the mall on a saturday afternoon, go to the supermarket.
Go to the Movies this Friday night, go toi a TGIF fridays for dinner..
If no one is there with you, go ahead, be my guest.. panic.
Otherwise when you run into the normal crowds.. thank me for not letting you fall into this idiotic panic trap.
I dont care what the policy is here.. the OP is a jerk.. ATS should not let this crap go, it is not a conspiracy theory and has nothing to do with anythng except this persons desire to see people PANIC.
This is a kin to shouting FIRE in a theatre and should NOT BE ALLOWED.
Discussing whats happening in the country is fine, debationg is fine.. telling people the world will end is NOT ACCEPTABLE!
Guys like the OP make me SICK TO MY STOMACH.
I am F***** tired of this BS, it needs to STOP you are hurting people.
People will spend savings on MRE's, purifiers, guns and plastic jugs of water and endless rolls of duct tape.
They will stress and frighten their families. The effects on some of the weaker minded will be HUGE.
STOP DOING THIS - YOU ARE CAUSING THE VERY PANIC YOU ARE PREDICTING.
Originally posted by hsur2112
Ok, I am not one to complain, in fact I do very little of it...especially when it comes to the decisions of staff and owners, I have only the highest respect for them. But I'm really curious about this and need some clarity.
(deleted specifics of threads closed)
...and I think I'm missing the point on how this is related to those threads. IMO these were fun little games that contributed to the whole point of BTS....to deny boredom. And if they didn't belong in chit-chat then maybe they could have been moved to games or jokes.
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
MY question is to skeptic overlord,
Dear skeptic overlord you gave me two warnings and a warning that a third would ban me temporarily,
I was just wondering, how long are my two warnings valid, is there a time period, like time off for good behavior?
I am trying to behave.
Yours truly, Jackie
I was just trying to be funny, not attack anyone.
[edit on 113131p://bFriday2008 by Stormdancer777]
Originally posted by Cedik
Sometimes I think that people do not understand the implications of their statements and make them to improve their rating or simply get some attention.
Originally posted by Cedik
What does annoy me is that any thread which takes into account ATS actions is dumped into this megathread (or whatever).
Originally posted by LowLevelMason
reply to post by alien
ATS is complicit in allowing people to sow panic and hysteria, and routinely hushes anyone who doesn't jump on the band wagon. I realize most of the profit from the traffic from this site comes from those who enjoy embracing the panic, but seriously, this is ridiculous.
I've seen posts 10x worse and people telling me I'm a idiot because I don't believe the end is nigh. They never get deleted. But let anyone not towing the doom line to say something mildly offensive....BAM, deleted.