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posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 09:08 AM
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yeah thats it, and tell me why is half of the post you replied to is edited out by a mod, il tell you why, because of outbursts and insults




posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 09:57 AM
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It was bound to happen eventually. You cannot be surprised that this happened.



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 10:16 AM
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reply to Lone Gun Manpost by LoneGunMan
 

Star for you!
You're absolutely right and I feel the same way, though the real invasion, the one I have most difficulty accepting, is that of the junkheads who spend too much time on this site. I am a recent and passionate ATSer but most of the *rap I have to wade through to get to something interesting is becoming too tedious to put up with. I particularly loathe the idea of giving up a potentially excellent site because of them, but it may just come to that. How is it that nothing good is allowed to endure?
Moderators, or whoever, couldn't you start cleaning out the cupboards??



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 11:12 AM
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Originally posted by jimmyx
i think that ATS is for open minded people...there have been an influx of closed minded people with an agenda. i
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am guilty of actually responding to these people, and i think that is the problem.
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but i am working to simply ignore their posts. their particular level of discourse should be reserved for small petulant children, and not critical thinking adults.



In my opinion, a MAJORITY of us our guilty for responding to these people. Not for having an interaction with their post, and posting our thought on it; But not approaching the situation in a positive way, where no one feels hurt and feels the need to retaliate, or Up the Insult Bar to the next level, to win the infamous keyboard battle of insults that only results in losers.



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 11:29 AM
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politically-charged insult removed; what in the world is this person talking about. The context does not make any sense.



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 11:58 AM
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I am not entirely sure why this thread has so many flags...
It is clearly the exact same type of thread the OP is whining about.. is it not?
Pointing to one side and saying "it's their fault"?

While I agree ATS has taken a sharp dive in quality, it's certainly not caused by only one political ideology, and suggesting it is just makes things worse, not better.

Maybe we should make a new forum called Irony and make this thread a sticky.


But honestly, what I want to know is why isn't this thread moved to the rants forum or the political forums? That's what this is.. a political rant.



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 12:21 PM
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This post seems pointless; if it is edited so heavily. Who is the poster talking about? I wish the moderater would have inserted something that made some sense. For example put in conservative or liberal instead of whatever the orginal poster said? confused..



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 01:27 PM
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Originally posted by andrewh7
reply to post by LoneGunMan
 


I have got to say that those [Politically-charged insult] have really got a strangle hold on the [politically-charged slur]. Seriously, it's gotten to the point that a [handsome man] like myself can't just walk into a bar pick up an [attractive female] without [incestuous Federal law enforcement personnel] busting in the [incestuous door] and demanding I show [identification that has been condemned by God]. Seriously, when will these [incestuous pre-1945 German military personnel] stop ruining the country.

The last sign of the coming Apocalypse will be rampant censorship. Let us hope we never see that [incestuous period of time].

[edit on 10-8-2009 by andrewh7]


Yes!! I agree!!

Not to mention the [politically-charged insult removed], who go around on all the threads chanting mantras such as Obama is [politically-charged insult removed] and [politically-charged insult removed] and anyone who disagrees can go and [politically-charged insult removed] himself!

Then there's the [politically-charged insult removed] who claim they've just videoed [politically-charged insult removed] having [politically-charged insult removed] with a donkey whilst waring a clown suit!

But don't get me started on those [politically-charged insult removed]. Otherwise my post might get censored.



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by bigdog36
Just wanted to point out how odd it is the number of posts in these forums saying "if you don't like go elsewhere", or "shut up and deal with it" etc.. are from accounts registered in 2009 or so.
Just found that inrteresting but odd.



maybe its big bro. trying to shut us (ats) down internally?

lol.



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 02:43 PM
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Old man complains things are different now and wants to go back to 'the good ol' days".

In other news...



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by Dark Ghost
Even in pornos, most males have insanely large genitals....


Really? I always thought they were quite puny......huh, that's interesting.



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 08:45 PM
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Ergo, PLEASE CEASE AND DESIST ALL DEROGATORY POSTS AND LEAVE THE INTELLIGENT TALK UP TO THE INTELLIGENT. BE INFORMED THAT YOUR IP HAS BEEN LOGGED FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION AND WILL BE PASSED ALONG TO THE REQUIRED AUTHORITIES. IF YOU FEEL YOURSELF ABOVE THE LAW, THINK AGAIN.



This is the depths to which the ATS boards have descended. Does anyone consider the first sentence to be rather ironic?



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 08:58 PM
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Gee, I can't believe my eyes: after so many posts the thread still sticks with the OP theme . . .


Maybe the owner should set up a special forum for the oldtimers. The OP says that the quality was better, like four years ago. So if your account doesn't show required time limit, you need to go trash Obama and his birth certificate someplace else.

Otherwise, you would have to set up an underground place somewhere within the board and ignore anything that flies ten light years off the OP theme -- or if it sucks any other way.



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 09:44 PM
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The more i read this thread the more it saddens me.

We all live on the same planet and share in the same experiences. Reality in its varying forms mush be the same for all of us?

So why must we argue about suck trivial matters as the side of the political spectrum someone chooses to inhabit.

Surely there is one truth, one thing we are all looking for.

If someone insults your viewpoint, pit it down to where it comes from. Dont let others .....



posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 12:26 AM
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Originally posted by undo
the problem with the approach to women we are currently seeing in popular media is that it gives the false impression that women are just like they are portrayed in fictions, dramas, adventures, pornos and so on - and they aren't. it creates a false image of women, which results in pressure being put on women and especially young females, to perform like the media presents them. it sucks and ain't nothing you can say that'll convince me otherwise! it's abusive and disrespectful and half the time the ladies don't even realize what is happening to them till they ARE up the crreek without a paddle or dead from botched c-sections/abortions.



I agree with what you say completely. Small compensation, practically everyone everywhere, unless they're American, white, young, in great shape, attractive, educated, successful, popular - are given the impression they're lacking somehow. Low self-esteem is rampant, propagated by the amorphous ideal in advertising, film, television, etc.

I can't help noting your Princess Leia avatar. A women I communicate with by U2U filled me in on female avatars based on contact with other women and girls on the site.

No matter your actual age, appearance, receptivity - if you put up a sexy babe or pop culture female as an avatar - you get endless guys becoming your 'friend' sending you personal messages, etc.

Sounds dopey - but is actually the case.

So many of us are conditioned.

My first step at remedy was to stop watching television and going to movies. Works wonders to see people as imperfect but wonderfully living breathing flesh and blood - not icons.

Mike



posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 09:06 AM
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Originally posted by makinho21
I totally agree. S and F.
To me it seems god and jesus are somehow brought into every thread on here nowadays.

My only question is: Why do Christians/Muslims/Jews even come to ATS? (Mostly the Christian right as you say is what I am referring to though.)
Surely ATS does not reinforce their dogma or beliefs.

I suppose you can believe in UFO's and JC, but I think that's not the case for most of them - it's just another avenue to force their crap on everyone else.


I came to ATS because of my stepson.I wanted to read what he was
writing on this website.He had recently signed a contract to be on talk
radio,plus have articles he's written published.
I hadn't counted on finding so much bashing of my religion on this forum.
Even if I don't agree with another member's faith.I admire those who
stand up and defend their beliefs.
Just as you have the right to defend your disbelief of any religious
theology.It is not my intention to be offensive to anyone.I don't go
out of my way to cause trouble. But, some of you are offensive and
disrespectful and have this idea that you are superior to others.
You base these assumptions on your secular education and possibly
your upbringing.
In my opinion,people who claim to be atheists,are really God haters.
When you bash anothers' religious beliefs,you will get a response.



posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 11:21 AM
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i picked this picture because it's non-sexual and from one of my favorite films.



posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 07:55 PM
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Originally posted by undo

i picked this picture because it's non-sexual and from one of my favorite films.



I understand and was a big fan, too.

People I've met who grew up with STAR WARS often relate what a turn on Princess Leia was to them as kids. Especially the scene where she's a slave in chains.

Interesting to see what different friendships and member interractions would have gone on had you chosen Jabba the Hut as an avatar.

Iconography is very powerful.


M



posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 04:06 AM
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Your avatar reminds me of an ex-member who went to a Star Wars convention and posted pictures of himself with some of the Princess Leia lookalikes.
It was very funny.

This member generated a lot of fun threads and lightened ATS no end, unfortunately he had a real problem with relating to women, despite a very well respected member, who doesn't seem to post as often as she used to, trying to help him with his social skills around women, even here on ATS.

Inevitably he got banned during the period when lots of members seemed to be earning themselves bans.
I miss his unique light heartedness.
I don't miss his attitude to women.
ATS got it right on that one.



posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 11:47 AM
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Originally posted by watchZEITGEISTnow
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Religion and guns - oxymoron for sure!

When you ask a "god fearing" anything why they need a gun - wouldn't their *insert religious prophet here* be against such a thing? That's when they tell you it's their law to kill for their god - wtf?!

Also the people who still believe in duality flock here - Democrat/Republican Right/Left so on and on...

When anyone asks me what I am - I tell them I am everything, just as they are - most people are baffled it is that easy!


When the Roman Soldiers came to take Jesus away, they came by surprise. At least to everyone but Judas Iscariot and JC himself.

You remember what happened when they grabbed jesus?

Peter pulls out a sword and slices down upon one of the soldiers heads to split it like a water melon. Lucky for the soldier he missed but he managed to cut off his ear. Now why do you suppose Peter would just happen to have a sword handy?

Because they didn't have Guns to blow his head off back then.





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