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I am almost ready to leave ats due to partisanship, disinfo, agendas and lack of research or sources

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posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 09:40 PM
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I like it more than ever. I like trying to figure out what is what.




posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 10:05 PM
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Originally posted by iamjesusphish
I used to enjoying coming here everyday to see great threads about thought provoking theories and ideas. Now it seems a large majority of threads are just spinning mainstream media news and nothing but partisan debates come from them... I am very tired of this trend. I respect people's right to their opinion but come on. Lets work together for a common cause of good and not feed into the partisan game... Like I said it is making we want to leave this website. I hope its just the summer effect on this site.



[edit on 9-8-2009 by iamjesusphish]


Could you show your sources please, or at least some sort of attribution?


What is the 'common cause of good'? Everyone has their own opinion, their own 'take' on things, their own agenda and bias and what I may perceive to be of 'the common good' is not at all what you may perceive.

I agree, however, that rigorous debate is often obfuscated by partisanship and petty politicking as well as rudeness (of which I am guilty at times). In an ideal world that wouldn't happen, but it appears to be a human trait and in all honesty I wouldn't give it much weight if you are consistent in yourself.

There is a great saying by Pious Porkis*: "Nil carborundum bastardo".
It is my motto and you are free to use it as well.

* not really, just bad humour


[edit on 9-8-2009 by aorAki]



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 10:40 PM
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Originally posted by iamjesusphish
I used to enjoying coming here everyday to see great threads about thought provoking theories and ideas. Now it seems a large majority of threads are just spinning mainstream media news and nothing but partisan debates come from them... I am very tired of this trend. I respect people's right to their opinion but come on. Lets work together for a common cause of good and not feed into the partisan game... Like I said it is making we want to leave this website. I hope its just the summer effect on this site.



[edit on 9-8-2009 by iamjesusphish]


Don't let anyone make you quit doing what you like to do. Change your tactics but no your views. If you leave they win.

Me on the other hand, I hate to lose at anything.


Semper Fi,

Eye of Eagle



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 10:41 PM
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forgive my insight, but if you wanted to leave, you would just do so. What you want to actually do is complain and maybe (hopefully) effect a change on teh board, which is commendable, but let's at least be real about it, shall we?


if clinton, bush sr, bush jr and obama have accomplished anything, it has been the increasing polarization and sometimes, dare I say, balkanization of people and their views. What troubles me is how much politics seems to be increasingly becoming peoples self identity, religion or self worth past time, much like ardent sports club supporters.

What is worse, i see some of these same reactions from the leadership & mods here, with the exception of SO, who pretty much keeps things in balance it seems, publicly.

but that is exactly the reason fo ra good amount of th efriction here as I've seen it. I personally don't care if you have a shrine to obama right next to your bed, or a dartboard with the mans face on it, if you're a leader in this community, keep that kind of stuff to yourself when 'on the job', and take a good long hard look at your actions if you are still capable of it and see how it colors your actions and interpretations.

The sad state of it is, from a large number of people, that ability has long since gone. I even notice it within myself at times, even when I'm in a joking mood. what about you all?



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 11:29 PM
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I for one am sick of threads like this. How many " can't we all just get along" and " I wish people would think like me" threads is that today?

Good bye OP. Good riddence.



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 11:35 PM
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Hehehe, it looks like someone read my thread


Keep up the good work, we need as many eyes open as possible to the division that is conquering us.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 12:01 AM
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Thanks king, lets seriously keep the good fight going, the haters are here in this thread saying good riddance to me... well you know what... i love them aswell... just have a ways to go....

peace and respect..



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 12:14 AM
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Well it is on you, do what you want.....

I really can't say anything to help you out here, it is your decision, but I am pretty sure you won't find another site like ATS anywhere. Maybe it is just time for a break and some reflection??

On a site this big there is sure to be about 100-1 on actual read worthy posts/threads, but I guess if you really want to be enlightened to the possibilities ATS entails then it is up to you to make the decision to stay or leave. Personally it wil not bother me either way, although I hope you and all current members stay.


[edit on 8/10/2009 by jkrog08]



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 12:23 AM
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I completely agree!!! If I wanted to be attacked and rediculed by my beliefs, ideas, and experiences I would be going to church!



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 12:30 AM
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Originally posted by xynephadyn
I completely agree!!! If I wanted to be attacked and rediculed by my beliefs, ideas, and experiences I would be going to church!


Exactly! Like I said - - all I want is an increase in how many I can ignore.

Differing opinions can be posted intelligently with respect. It is the attackers and "one eyed" skeptics I have no interest in hearing from.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 03:03 AM
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OP says....


Originally posted by iamjesusphish
I used to enjoying coming here everyday to see great threads about thought provoking theories and ideas.


Annee says...


Originally posted by Annee
Exactly! Like I said - - all I want is an increase in how many I can ignore.


So how many great threads with thought provoking theories and ideas has Aneee made?




posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 03:06 AM
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Originally posted by iamjesusphish
reply to post by king9072
 


Thanks king, lets seriously keep the good fight going, the haters are here in this thread saying good riddance to me... well you know what... i love them aswell... just have a ways to go....

peace and respect..



I have felt the same way in the past, but gradually came to realize that I must be the change I wish to see. That's why I am taking personal time to formulate threads people can understand and learn from, once you open someones mind, it's extremely hard to close it again, if possible at all.

Once you open peoples eyes to what is going on around them, you don't need to point things out, they start to spot the plot themselves.

Contribute in ways you wish to see others contribute, and it will be so. Now that you've made a good point about the problems, teach people something



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 03:10 AM
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Originally posted by ravenshadow13

True story. The formula is thus: The more effort and research and intelligence put into a thread, generally the less popular it becomes.


Here is how it works...

You spend weeks putting together research then hours to create a thread with posts, images , sources etc so it all meet the T&C

So you now have a great thread...

What happens next?

Well if the topic was researched porperly and facts linked then no skeptic can come in and debunk it


Now other people who are interested pop in and say "WOW Fantastic... star and flag" but that is against the T&C and strongly discouraged here...

But these people ALSO cannot add much because you have done all the work and covered all the details

So without the debunkers attacking your work, the believers have no cause to fight..

End result? The thread falls off the table in a few days...

But toss in a sensational headline, toss in a teaser or two... and presto you have a hot thread


Oh yeah? Prove me wrong then




posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 06:46 AM
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I do enjoy your threads Zorgon.


Regardless of whether the topic is something I believe in or not, I respect the people who make the effort to do a little research and provide some ammunition to back up their claims, unfortunately that isn't the norm here.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 06:47 AM
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I can see where the op is coming from and I've thought about leaving as well because it can be frustrating, but in doing so, I'd be the one missing out. If you can look past the bs, which seems to be increasing lately, there are some interesting threads to be read. I come here on a daily basis because there are some good minds here who make valuable contributions to topics I find fascinating. All you really need to worry about is focusing your attention on what interests you and how you can contribute to a discussion in a constructive manner.

Unfortunately for some people discussion = a place to vent your frustrations. We need to be smarter than that.

Take it easy.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 06:55 AM
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I still think there are good threads being made,just try and ignore the rest and hope that when schools has to go back we will see less trolling.Course politics is one of the things that directly impacts our lives and people in other countries aswell so it will be more heated than aliens,ufo's,bigfoot,nibiru,reptillians etc



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 07:05 AM
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Get over your self Man, it takes allsorts on this site to make it function,
I'm no academic but i do understand the difference between high brow and
main stream and i love it because i can then make my own opinion and that is what makes this site the best for information and drawing a proper conclusion. Remember it takes allsorts Don't shoot your self in the foot and pack it in




posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 07:56 AM
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There are plenty of other threads to read other then the political ones.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 09:46 AM
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Here is the home of the athiest of everything - anyone can post about beliefs - who cares, nothing can ever be proved or disproved - why argue about beliefs?

I only want evidence - not to believe - but to collect and try and understand.

Politics is just a puppet game - who cares what the puppets say or do? I want to reveal the hands behind the curtain.

[edit on 10-8-2009 by Amagnon]



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 09:51 AM
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Originally posted by zorgon


So how many great threads with thought provoking theories and ideas has Aneee made?



None yet. My daughter's husband went into a coma 3 days after their son was born. Then passed on Christmas morning last year of infectious Leukemia - when my daughter had life support pulled because it reached his brain.

She works freelance production - and I drive 5 hours from AZ to CA to be nanny to her son and daughter - - so she can work and provide for them.

This is an escape. I try to be as involved as I can be.

When I'm in a position to contribute a thought provoking thread and stay with it and monitor it - I will.

Anymore questions?



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