posted on Aug, 8 2008 @ 04:01 PM
reply to post by Teh One
I'm all for giving guys a break and respecting their beliefs. I have stated a few times on other threads that we need to be respectful, but honest.
There is nothing wrong with asking for more proof or more information. I have only read the first 5 pages of this, but what strikes me the most is
that this person does not sound American. Please forgive me if I'm wrong. But calling flashlights torches and other phrases he has used leads me to
believe it is a hoax with someone outside of US doing it?
I understand your frustration at getting flamed and whatnot... but one has to expect these things. However, I feel there are more people on ATS who
are respectful than who are not.
You also have to realize that there is a real possibility of govermental disinformation at work here on ATS so we are very careful with what is posted
and tend to disect it with a fine tooth comb. I, for one, believe the goverment reads every post (ever see THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR?) and may even
place insiders to plant dis-information to discredit the forum.
That is why we ask so many questions. Again, there are respectful and polite ways to go about this. Saying something is crap IS NOT one of them!
I'll let anyone plead their case and give them their time, but don't be offended if I politely, and correctly, ask further questions. We would be
idiots not to do so. That isn't being rude, its being careful.
So I say to anyone listening please post your sightings or findings, just don't be too offended when we ask questions. And to those of you asking
questions please be mindful that these are human beings. Don't call them liars or full of crap or whatever. Show everyone that this is the best
forum on the internet for posting by being polite but questioning.
Again, I love this forum so much. I just hate to see people picked on. If we continue to do that no one is going to want to post for fear of being
text raped. Please think about it.