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"If Iran wants to turn to the production of nuclear weapons, it must leave the NPT, expel the IAEA inspectors, and then it would need at least, considering the number of centrifuges and the quantity of uranium Iran has...It would need at least six months to one year," ElBaradei said.
"Therefore, Iran will not be able to reach the point where we would wake up one morning to an Iran with a nuclear weapon," he said.
Originally posted by rich23
... mods, are there no standards being enforced about this at all?...The examples I've given are simple errors of fact and I'd like to see a little less leniency on that count, particularly w.r.t. the second example, which is a distortion actually perpetrated by an ATS member, whereas the first is just a posting by someone who thinks NewsMax is better than toilet paper.
Originally posted by rich23
From my original post:
I don't expect people to source allegations about shapeshifting lizards, and I recognise there's room for controversy over a lot of stuff. That's the interesting part of ATS. The motto of this place is "Deny Ignorance" - it's just honoured more in the breach than the observance, which is tiresome.
Originally posted by Solarskye
O' My God get a life people. If you don't like it here then turn the page, get a better website "doubt that" but complaining about a website that is a conspiracy sight, a discussion forum, a debate forum with speculations and imaginations and tons of ideas is crazy. Why don't we just have the truth forum and that's it. If you don't have proof or the facts then you can't discuss the issue. I believe in "Denying Ignorance" but do you think you'll get all the facts and truth in the "Alien & UFO" forum without ignorance? How about " Secret Societies " It wouldn't be a secret with all the facts.
I know people will say things without thinking, but that's when you correct them. We're denying ignorance here not forbidding it, aren't we? Sometimes being ignorant is better than thinking you know it all. And people have their own ideas that came from their mind not any news source. And theres another one, "news source", who's to say they are telling the truth? Hell history itself isn't perfect and completely factual is it? I believe in reading all sides of a story from all of human race and getting new ideas and perspectives. The truth is out there in all the trash and junk and it's up to everyone ignorant or not to find it or help it along the way.
Originally posted by Question
the ATS motto is "deny ignorance" not spread it, if people with good solid facts are going to be IGNORED all so people can continue their silly arguments and chest thumping while screaming "I am right, you are wrong" then we're not following the motto.