reply to post by nsa eyes
I agree ..ATS has advertisements. The difference in ATS/BTS is that this forum is somewhat interactive. This cannot be said about books, television,
movies et al.
Here on ATS/BTS one has the opportunity to debate another's point of view and think. This format does not strictly, in the
movie/television/hollywood, Public education sense, keep one captive.
While I will not speak of the others on this forum...I quickly filter the advertisements out on just about any forum. I greatly dislike checking out a
movie and having to sit through the previews and other ads. I use fast forward and the next functions to get by this when I watch a DVD. I want the
main programming..not others selling me stuff. I do realize that ATS/BTS must pay the bills..but not my my doing or catering to their advertisers. it
is the same on television. I am alway grateful for a remote controller the times I bother to watch television.
On television I do however notice that the advertisements are more original and thoughtful than much of the programming. Nevertheless I am not into
advertisements and most of the programming I find on television is awful.
That list of advertisers on ATS/BTS..I have not noticed them. If you had not mentioned it I would not have even thought they were here.
Thistled is correct...there are lots of things one can do rather than sit in front of a boob tube or movie and let this format do all our thinking for
What a pitiful hard up bunch of people to have their emotions be someone else's emotions...grafted on to them by television, movie mediums. Their
thoughts be someone else's thoughts.. Their originality be second hand originality..vicarious. Whats worse...so many are unawares of this format or
In another line of thinking...this is exactly how a counterfeit works...the victim does not even know it is taking place. A counterfeit must look as
much like the real thing as possible yet not be the real thing.
Counterfeit emotions, counterfeit dreams, counterfeit expectations, even a counterfeit education/dreams/thinking.
All one needs do to recognize the fingerprint behind this is to see and recognize the medium by which these peoples arrived at these second hand
I can see this in many of the posts here on ATS/BTS.
[edit on 10-1-2009 by orangetom1999]