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ATS Too American!!!

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posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 11:12 AM
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I get the feeling you think I am joking about the igloo thing, i'm dead serious, lol, i've also gotten that; the U.S owns Canada; I'm in St. John's and I have had people in New York say, wow, must really be freezing up there
, umm....they think we are poor, only eat wild game, suprised when we have fast food, etc, I am totally dead serious.




posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 11:15 AM
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LOL no i knew you were being serious!!!! I was with you on that ...

regards

Git



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 05:35 PM
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I know from experience with other forums that having CONTINENTAL sections would help address this problem.

A Europe forum.
A South America forum.
An Africa forum.

Etc etc.

Yes it would splinter the forum in terms of where people contributed, but that is a self-fulfilling issue. The annoying USA! USA! USA! chanters would only post in the North American forum as that's all they're interested in. GREAT! Finally, we can remove them from our screens. Yet those who have a truly international perspective on things (open minded, good, intelligent people) would be able to flit through any forum they wanted to and contribute in any way they wanted to.

This would also help change the demographic of the site, as it would become obvious that you were catering much more for non-americans. As a Brit, I would dearly love to have a Europe section so I could actually find Europe based conspiracies etc much easier. I would be able to contribute to them in a much better fashion as well.

PLEASE ATS - something along these lines is badly needed, I implore you to do something like this.

The Para.



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 06:36 PM
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Well hell's bells, this thread has simply turned into a bitch-fest against Amerkin posters.

And while all of you contributing to this bitching about Amerkin posters have been so involved in doing so, you have brought absolutely NOTHING to the site as far as contributing content from YOUR WORLD.

I guess it's easier to bitch/cry/moan/groan and expect someone ELSE to bring more content from outside the States, than for you to get off your damned asses and DO SOMETHING TO ADD TO CONTENT !!! The Amrican members can only bring to the site what they know - most of them don't KNOW about your world because you are sitting here bitching about American content instead of adding more of your world to the site!

jeebuz crimony, are you all 12 years old? (haven't had to use that one in a while!)



posted on Oct, 21 2009 @ 08:20 AM
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There is only one real US dictated aspect of this site and that is US law.
This site, maybe for good reasons, I do not know, prohibits discussion of issues that are illegal, according to US law, and US law only.

It does not matter what the laws of the rest of the world are. They are irrelevant as far as ATS is concerned.

I live in Canada and there are a number of subjects where US law is the odd one out, and Canada and the rest of the world pretty much have a different law.

In my opinion it would nice if the rest of the world were free to discuss the subjects legal to them, and Americans would be prohibited, through whatever technology is available, from participating in or even reading those threads. I am sure it would be possible to do.

If Americans don't like the idea, well, thats not our problem. It's their laws that are restricting them; not us. At the same time, the rest of us could have our discussions.



posted on Oct, 21 2009 @ 08:32 AM
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Originally posted by Misfit
Well hell's bells, this thread has simply turned into a bitch-fest against Amerkin posters.

And while all of you contributing to this bitching about Amerkin posters have been so involved in doing so, you have brought absolutely NOTHING to the site as far as contributing content from YOUR WORLD.


Right on.


Add your content, people!

[edit on 21-10-2009 by loam]



posted on Oct, 21 2009 @ 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by wayno
It does not matter what the laws of the rest of the world are. They are irrelevant as far as ATS is concerned.

Maybe a mod can jump in to clarify this, but I believe you are wrong in that thought due to the fact that ATS, being hosted on a site within the boundaries of the States (Dallas, TX) is bound in whole to US laws, regardless of the country the poster hails from.

To do as you suggest would mean that a porn site hosted in the US can not allow pictures of 16 year old kids if posted by a US citizen, but would allow pictures of 16 year old kids if posted by a user who's country's legal age of consent is 16. It just doesn't work that way.



posted on Oct, 21 2009 @ 09:57 AM
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To do as you suggest would mean that a porn site hosted in the US can not allow pictures of 16 year old kids if posted by a US citizen, but would allow pictures of 16 year old kids if posted by a user who's country's legal age of consent is 16. It just doesn't work that way.


I hated to even copy that statement lest I bring more attention to it because it is so w r o n g ! That is not what I was saying at all.

What I was suggesting was a tool/utility that would prevent Americans from seeing or participating in a discussion of anything that their laws say is illegal; not allowing it.

An example of this is how many sites are able to limit downloads of their material to only persons residing in specific location. You can watch BBC tv online, for example, only if you live in Britain; not in Canada or elsewhere. The technology exists.

As it is, ATS'ers from around world are held hostage in a way to American law. Its a rightful gripe IMHO. We could be busy having our discussions about things that are perfectly legal in our jurisdictions, and you in America need not know anything about it. I am sure there is a way that ATS could tailor advertising in those boards/threads to companies with a more global base so that they do not lose revenue.



posted on Oct, 21 2009 @ 10:05 AM
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That would sorta, kinda, take care of the all opinions welcome aspect of ATS, wouldn't it?

The only way to make ATS less "Too American" is for more Not Americans to join and begin to opine. No other way works or is fair.



posted on Oct, 21 2009 @ 10:34 AM
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Couldn't give you a star, but so far this is my favorite post of the day on any thread. True, too. I am always happy to have the diversion of hearing the dirt on someone else's country.



posted on Oct, 21 2009 @ 11:12 AM
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Agreed.

For example, why no fuss about today's news in the UK about nationwide H1N1 vaccinations going ahead?! You'd be going nuts if this was in the US!

If anyone who can create new posts would like to start a new thread regarding this, so others and I can link relevant information about the vaccine, please go ahead.

It's frontpage news on news.bbc.co.uk


V1r1d1s



posted on Oct, 21 2009 @ 11:28 AM
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Just caught this during a live link bbc interview at Westminster with Dr David Salisbury, Head of immunisation, Dept of Health.

His opening salvo was that Frontline staff are 'lining-up' for the shots.

On the ticker bar at the bottom during the interview I caught the following while listening:

seriously ill patients will be given vaccine

Under 65s with health prooblems will be given vaccine first

110 swine flu related deaths in UK since April

around 500,000 people in the UK have contracted virus

programmme will be extended to GP surgeries

Immunisation program taking place across the uk

front line health and social workers will be given priority

That's all folks.



posted on Oct, 21 2009 @ 06:09 PM
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The posters´destinations could be shown, if everybody was made to truth-
fully fill that place rather than using those funny quotes like :

here for the moment, on the sofa, too far away from Hawaii etc., which
serve no purpose.

The problem of posting out of far-away time zones can be solved by bumping a thread up by just another phrase after a good night´s sleep.

[edit on 21-10-2009 by Udo Hohnekamp Lux.]



posted on Oct, 21 2009 @ 06:14 PM
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Originally posted by v1r1d1s
Agreed.

For example, why no fuss about today's news in the UK about nationwide H1N1 vaccinations going ahead?! You'd be going nuts if this was in the US!

If anyone who can create new posts would like to start a new thread regarding this, so others and I can link relevant information about the vaccine, please go ahead.

It's frontpage news on news.bbc.co.uk


V1r1d1s





That's a brilliant idea.
Why haven't you posted the thread?



posted on Oct, 21 2009 @ 06:17 PM
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sorry, destination = location

How do I correct a post after insertion ? The "preview" shows it, "edit post"
does not do it.



posted on Oct, 21 2009 @ 06:25 PM
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Originally posted by Udo Hohnekamp Lux.
sorry, destination = location

How do I correct a post after insertion ? The "preview" shows it, "edit post"
does not do it.


Just an example without editing.....




Note here, i clicked on top right hand of my post it has "edit" button click that and your able to edit your post. But you will need to edit it before several other members post afterward's otherwise your right to edit is gone. I hope thats right, otherwise someone will surely correct me. I hope this helps.

>>> Note the edit dialogue underneath this line



posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 02:24 AM
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Here's some evidence that shows that ATS is too American:
www.abovetopsecret.com...
Why is this sensational find being ignored? And this is not the only foreign hot topic that's being ignored.



posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 10:08 AM
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That's a great story.

Thanks for posting the link.



posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69

Originally posted by v1r1d1s
Agreed.

For example, why no fuss about today's news in the UK about nationwide H1N1 vaccinations going ahead?! You'd be going nuts if this was in the US!

If anyone who can create new posts would like to start a new thread regarding this, so others and I can link relevant information about the vaccine, please go ahead.

It's frontpage news on news.bbc.co.uk


V1r1d1s





That's a brilliant idea.
Why haven't you posted the thread?


Slayer, I agree in principal, but the problem is that any non-US thread would just get completely annihilated by the seething mass of uninterested American-only contributors on here.

I've seen lots of interesting threads get completely stonewalled and ignored by the overtly American site-population. It's not a fault of the Americans on here, it's just that the threads they are usually interested in are usually American subject matter for obvious reasons.

Europeans, Asians and anyone from any other continent apart from North America have been 'ghettoised' on here. I've put up posts about UK subjects before, and had only UK members post. That's not an international base of interest is it? (Yes you'll say they were probably crap subjects, I beg to differ.)

I'm going to be selfish. I want a UK section - so that we UK people can put up threads about OUR conspiracies on this side of the pond. Perhaps giving threads DUEL status (content as well as geographic basis) would solve this problem?

Contributors could then filter their subject views not only on a subjective basis, but on a geographical one too!

The Para.



posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 06:36 PM
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Not that I check ATS regularly but I never see the UK threads, maybe they get dropped before I get on, but a UK forum would be nice especially since some many people rant about the NWO but just look at America.....it does seem counter intuitive....everything I know about UK conspiracy comes from the late Rik Clay



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