I have a comment about something that SO posted in the OP here, but it's in mention to Simon Gray: How Simon started a hobby in CT that grew so large
(Frankenstein's Monster sorta comes to mind, especially since Halloween is so close right now) that it's an actual business
. I know how hard
the 3 Amigos worked on being able to coordinate ATS growth & balance it with expense & income so that they wouldn't at least wind up having a hobby
that'll create bankruptcy...After all, a hobby that bankrupts a person is not healthy
, is it?
As Benjamin Franklin once said,
"Beware the hobby that eats."
Aside from that, my opinion is that someone who can take a beloved hobby & actually make a decent living from it is one of the most blessed of
people...But sometimes, it's possible that a hobby can wind up turning into so much work
(even if it's a profitable hobby) that some regret
may eventually set in. After all, enjoyment
in a hobby is usually "restricted" by how much time a person is willing to engage in it & growth
like ATS has experienced may have or potentially someday cross that line with some people.
Considering all of the above comments, I pretty much only have one prayer to offer to the 3 Amigos...May ATS never cross that line between being
enjoyable & being too much effort for your time.
Originally posted by Crakeur
We're in the process of getting a number of signed copies and, for those of you who want a true collectors item, there might be a copy signed by Mr.
Marrs and the three amigos.
I'd love that, but I also hope that a total of four
official autographs won't be making the cost of the book itself a lot pricier...Although
I can fully understand why it should
be, considering all of the shipping needed. Money's been tight for me for quite a while but this is
definitely a book that's worth doing just about anything short
of committing a crime to obtain! I just have
to see if I'm cited with
any specific posts I've written!
P.S. If anyone gets & reads it before I do, please U2U me to let me know!
Overall, with American economic, social & political situation being what it is lately, I'm wondering if it would even be worth having to leave the
book behind if I have to "bug out" with nothing but a duffel bag?...
Originally posted by pieman
can we buy it with points?
Interesting question...So, can we? Or at least use points for a discount?
Originally posted by seawolf197
I see a lot of questions in the contents, but will there be any answers?
Oh wait, I have to pay for them.
No matter what answers you seek, there's always some kind
of cost involved, even if it's merely the effort & time it takes to ask your
questions. Besides that, it's been pointed out already that the book will be based on ATS content anyway...If the book really has any answers, then
chances are really good that these forums have already posted the answers!
So anyway, don't begrudge a few people for trying to earn a living by writing/endorsing a book & also have the "sheer audacity" to actually ask
that people buy
it. [sarcasm]No, no one would have such nerve
to try that kind of con-game![/sarcasm]
Originally posted by whaaa
Wow, I looks like I'll have to learn how to read.
Mr. Marrs is the perfect one for this book! Sweet!
Ummm...How did you learn how to write your post if you haven't yet learned how to read? After all, you must (by default) already know how to read,
just to know that it's actually a book that you just wrote about.
Sorry, your post was just too tempting for me to resist saying something
Originally posted by searching_for_truth
It's just that I am a bit wary of buying a conspiracy item using my personal credit card.
Hmmm...If the book is being printed
in the US & you live there, you could probably get by with a money order. If you're not in the country
where it's printed, you'd probably have to use an International Coupon. Either way, you don't have to do anything with your specific financial data
just to buy the book.
Geeeez! Some people are just soooooo paranoid...
Originally posted by Demandred
do we get a discount if we buy it wearing a tin foil hat?
How is anyone going to notice if you're wearing a tinfoil hat unless you happen to show up where Jim Marrs happens to be hosting personal
signing event? Sure, if you can manage that, then it's worth asking your question now, instead of later...I suppose.