posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 04:55 AM
I try to keep my friend spots open for those I only have the utmost respect for. Most are heavy hitting intellectuals and some are just "my dudes."
Donoso - Incredible mind. Always level headed and spot on with his opinions, constantly backed by facts and statistics. He produces dope music, too.
A respect with many levels.
anhinga - I haven't seen this guy around for awhile, but as much as he is strange, he's an awesome guy. We actually email each other every once in
awhile to see how things are going, though it's been awhile. Always on the "pursuit."
Beachcoma - The most intelligent and down to earth person I've ever talked to on ATS. He's helpful with any question and is a mole for information
and can relay it in laymen terms no problem. I've never seen BeachComa meet his match or even come close. Though we duked it out early about
vegetarianism and being "eco friendly," but after some short lived animosity, we became fairly good friends.
Osiris1953 - The young gun. The nice, caring, and respectful version of me. An inquiring mind that has ripped many a new one in many, many
stumason - One of the most entertaining people to learn from on ATS. Funny, sarcastic, and a fellow destroyer of "stupid idiots." Always on point
with posts and usually says what I'd like to say to someone more eloquently than I could ever attempt. Always getting one upped by the English...
The Axeman - The same. Always very thoughtful in his posts, but stern enough to get your attention if you're out of line, especially when it comes
to his way of life. Always good work! Always to the point! Always factual! Hard hitting! Spittin' Masonic Fire Justice. Which, after the 33 degree,
you'll learn how to actually spit Masonic Fire Justice, he told me. Right? Ron Paul, ride or die!!
cavscout - Even though we don't agree about things religiously, he's an incredible dude who's been through a lot of things I couldn't even
imagine. His knowledge about all things military alone is pretty astounding.
SimiusDei - My friend, who was always an outspoken jack ass, and subsequently booted off the forums for it. We had a similar sense of humor. The
ultimate friendly clash of egos. Awesome guy as others around here feel differently.
Harlequin - After the smoke settled between this dude and I, I was stoked to talk it out and become "friends" with him. Try and test this guy on
anything regarding military technology. I've also seen him burn people alive in heated debate. He's a warrior on the forums and I'm always looking
for his posts!
Shar_Chi - What's right is right, what's wrong is wrong. A concept both of us live by. Definitely a warrior in his own right and definitely has the
ferocity to prove you wrong if you think otherwise. Another fellow hothead, and I'm all about it. This guy and I have put in work on some poor
members that didn't see it coming.
I also look out for posts by Tom_Bedlam, Jpm1602, Alightindarkness, Blackops719, DimensionalDetective, skyfloating, RockPuck, and Crakeur. All super
impressive or just plain cool. There's a bunch of others that slip my mind, as well.
I can tell you now that if I was somebody else, there is no way I would ever add a cocky, egotistical, zero tolerance, and semi- if not blatantly
disrespectful jerk off like myself. Probably why I respect and give thanks to the aforementioned. They're not lacking in areas that I obviously am.
I don't do the foe thing. I'm slightly above that. Keeping the E-peace and what not. And this isn't a circle jerk, I just think respect is due to a
lot of people who don't normally get it. I also wanted to explain why I think people should be more diligent in throwing this "friend" word