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ATS as an Educational Tool for Current Events

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posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 09:22 PM
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I have a philosophical question regarding ATS that I would like to open for discussion.

Should we as parents, siblings, children, etc., site ATS as a source when dealing with family, co-workers, etc? In other words, if a child has questions, a teacher is misinformed, a parent is stuck in old lies, a friend would like to know where our ideas originate, should we site our original source?

I cannot tell you how many times I have a conversation at work, I am sitting at the table overhearing the TV while the people I care about soak it in and I "lurk" here thinking, if they only knew.

To get right to the point, my question is, do you believe that the information presented here, at ATS, is valuable enough to share with those whom may have not had the fortune we have had to "stumble" upon it?

I would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks!




posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 09:51 PM
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There is some wild # on ATS. There is also some excellent sources, and well researched postings by intelligent and informed people.

The problem with quoting it as a source is that some of the wild stuff will give them fits - most people are not used to thinking for themselves and using their own judgment. The gradient might be too steep.

I think you'd want to let people know there's a lot of wild stuff as well as well researched stuff, and that they would have to use their own skills to understand the information.

People are too used to only getting one opinion supplied to them - they want to be told what to think - so ATS might be too much hard work.



posted on Jun, 13 2009 @ 02:43 AM
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Originally posted by Chemley
To get right to the point, my question is, do you believe that the information presented here, at ATS, is valuable enough to share with those whom may have not had the fortune we have had to "stumble" upon it?


Good question. From my own experience, I've used sources and information from ATS in discussions with peers, and from the vast majority of people that I have spoken to, as soon as you mention something that they don't want to hear - they switch off, this tends to be most apparent with the older generation, where some of them seem to believe they know everything! And are so blindly patriotic that they totally disregard facts.

The best example is of Operation Northwoods, if you are unfamiliar then read the wikipedia article. This is a FACT and the information is out there that the US government have sponsored terrorism as an excuse to suit their own agenda! Despite these facts, a lot of people that I have spoken to either don't care, or refuse to believe it.

Ive learnt to keep my "alternative" opinions to myself and other like minded individuals! Easier that way!

[edit on 13-6-2009 by UKTruthSeeker]



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